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dragondiva returns to new west for a trip into the golden age of radio. See Page A2
Hockey parents ‘stunned’ STANLEy COMES TO TOWN curtis Heath, of the new westminster Police department, photographs the panel on the stanley cup containing the name of his grandfather, who played for the toronto maple leafs when they won the nHl championship in 1967. the cup was on display at Queen’s Park arena on monday thanks to bill ranford, who got to spend the day with the chalice as the goaltending coach with this year’s champions, the los angeles kings.
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Sixty feet above the hard pavement, Kevan Bonn throws one leg over the steel balcony railing, then the other. Luckily, New Westminster firefighter Don Grossman is there to guide the rope securing her to the training tower at the Queensborough fire hall, gently easing her to the ground. “It was so fun,” says Bonn, unclipping from her blue safety harness and peeling off her coveralls.
“I wanted to jump off the building.” Bonn is one of 17 young women from around Metro Vancouver participating in Camp Ignite, a mentorship program to expose them to the challenges and opportunities of a career in the fire services. Over the course of four days they learn how to properly unroll and roll up hoses, safely enter confined spaces, operate heavy firefighting equipment like the Jaws of Life, as well as the fitness and nutritional regimes required to handle the job. Saturday, the camp spent the
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morning learning high-angle rescue techniques. For Bonn, a 17 year-old New Westminster resident, dangling from the high tower off the end of a rope sealed the deal. Her uncle is a firefighter, so she knew about the job from listening to his stories. But until she signed up for Camp Ignite, she didn’t know if she had physical and mental capabilities to launch herself in his footsteps. “I’ve learned I really want to focus on this as a career,” says Bonn. “I learned I can do it as long as I have faith in myself.”
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Which is more than half the battle for prospective young firefighters, especially women, says Kathy Ius, a New Westminster firefighter for 12 years and one of the camp’s organizers. When she broke into the fire service, there were only a half dozen female fighters in Metro Vancouver. She had no one to guide her through the grueling physical requirements of the job or the mental and emotional wear it can inflict.
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Coach banned for fighting, then elected league VP Grant Granger
A coach suspended a year for fighting with another coach is on the 2012-13 New Westminster Minor Hockey Association (NWMHA) executive, a situation which has upset some parents. During a bantam level playoff game in March, Kevin O’Quinn fought with an opposing coach in front of players from both teams. Both coaches received one-year suspensions, but later in the spring at the association’s annual general meeting, O’Quinn was elected first vicepresident. Temple Anderson, parent of a nine-yearold son who plays hockey, said at the AGM there was a report on discipline mentioning two coaches had been suspended, but no names were given. Later in the meeting, she said, O’Quinn was nominated but few who were there knew he had been one of those being banned from being a bench boss for a year. Eventually, word leaked out in the minor hockey community. Please see ‘ThEy’, A5
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Tracy Wiens, Christina Lewall and Riley McMitchell star in DragonDiva Operatic Theatre’s latest production, Old Maid and the Thief, which comes to Bernie Legge Theatre in Queen’s Park Aug. 21 and 23.
The DragonDiva Operatic Theatre Company will be heading back to its old digs at the Bernie Legge Theatre in New Westminster’s Queen’s Park later this month. The company is touring “a fresh take” on The Old Maid and the Thief, which was originally performed on NBC Radio in 1939. DragonDiva takes the audience back to the live recording of the radio show, including commercials of the day, backstage drama and a warm-up act that performed several Andrews Sisters hits. The five-year-old troupe has moved to the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam, but after opening the show on Gabriola Island they will return to their old Queen’s Park stomping grounds to perform on Aug. 21 and 23. The tour concludes Aug. 24-25 at Evergreen. For all tickets, including New West, visit www.evergreenculturalcentre.ca.
Pattullo to close The Pattullo Bridge will close this weekend, as TransLink plans to re-pave a portion of the 75-year-old structure “where damage to the asphalt pavement at the south end has become a safety concern.” To facilitate the work, the bridge will be closed to traffic from Friday, Aug. 17 at 9 p.m., until 3 a.m. on Monday Aug. 20. TransLink said the work will depend on the weather and if there is precipitation heavier than showers the work will be postponed until the following weekend. While the bridge is closed to traffic, TransLink will do a thorough examination of the bridge deck, and possibly do other work such as repairing some of the corroded pedestrian guard rail. Alternate routes include the Queensborough, Alex Fraser and Port Mann bridges.
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The New Westminster Public Library is participating in the New Westminster Cultural Crawl and has a family of artists displaying their work both on the Ramp Gallery and in the Reference Department. Warren Fox’s latest abstract paintings deal with visions of continuity in life, death and change. Carmen Fox, who is just 15, has been using a camera since she was a child to capture the little things adults miss, making them beautiful. Brigit King uses a piece of found driftwood to embody the fighting spirit and determination of the salmon. The artists’ work will be on display until august 31 during library open hours: monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 9:00 pm; saturday, 9:30 am to 9:00 pm; and sunday, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
dancing in THe sQuare Dance under the evening sky in downtown New Westminster! Learn from some of the best dance instructors starting at 7:00 pm, and bop til you drop until 9:00 pm. Outdoors (weather permitting*) in HyACK SQUARE (foot of Eighth Street at Columbia near New Westminster Skytrain station) This fun-filled family event is Free! August 17 - Belly Dance August 24 - Swing Wrap Up Party * Since this is an outdoor event and subject to weather conditions, make sure to visit www.dancewithmenewwest.com on the day of to find out if the event is happening, and remember to bring your own lawn chair.
Already shaping up to be the largest on record, organizers are anticipating over 10,000 treasure seekers and 175+ treasure laden tables.In addition, there will also be live music, great food vendors, healthy produce from the farmers market, raffle prizes for charities, pet centres, community services and an activity-oriented Kidz Zone for the entire family.
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Raffle proceeds from this event go to support the Royal City Music Theatre Society. Please bring a non-perishable item for the food bank and be sure to purchase your New Westminster Lions hot dog and drink! Please visit www.quaysideboard.com, call 604-521-6677 or drop in to 239 Sixth Street for documents and event details.
Free LegaL advice Program The UBC Law Students’ Legal Advice Program (LSLAP) will be offering free legal advice and representation in New Westminster this summer. These volunteer UBC law students, working under the guidance of supervising lawyers, provide legal advice in various areas of law, including criminal law, small claims, residential tenancy, immigration, employment law, and many more. The new Westminster clinic is now open and located at century House (620 8th street) and operates Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays until august 17th, 2012. Individuals in need of legal assistance can make an appointment with us by calling the LSLAP switchboard at 604-822-5791.
Homebound? THe Library deLivers Being homebound due to age, illness or lack of mobility need not mean missing out on the library. The New Westminster Public Library Home Service makes deliveries of library materials such as books, videos, DVDs and magazines. If you are interested in this service for yourself or someone else, please call the New Westminster Public Library at 604-527-4650.
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“It really opened my eyes,” says Ius, who survived fitness tests that broke even nationally ranked athletes on her path to becoming a firefighter. “What I wouldn’t have given to have this kind of program.” For Kaylie Page, 17, climbing over the railing atop the training tower wasn’t as easy as she thought it would be. “Just getting on that first edge is always a struggle,” says Page, an experienced rock climber. But that challenge paled to that of rolling out a heavy fire hose in a straight line. “That was one of the hardest things, to get it straight,” says Page, who attended the New Westminster fire department’s youth program last year. But perseverance and working together with her group paid off. “Overcoming a fear with a group is easier than doing it by yourself,” says Page. “It’s great to accomplish something you struggled with.” That confidence and team building will stay with the young women in the camp, now in its second year, even if
they don’t go on to firefighting careers, says Ius. “They get to learn about themselves, that if they put their mind to it, they can do anything.” Kevan Bonn has already mapped out her path to a firefighting career. She’s going to take first aid courses then train as a flight attendant so she can “overcome a bit of shyness” and get a better grasp of working with the public while under pressure. Kaylie Page is enthused about the search-and-rescue aspect of firefighting. “It’s the one that really felt right.” Standing amidst the organized chaos of groups of young women strapping on bright red safety helmets, learning how to properly tie off ropes, and securing victims in the stretcher baskets used for high angle rescues, Chris Clapton, a six-year veteran of the New West department looks around and smiles. “It’s a good initiative,” he says. “It’s not the big boys club anymore.”
Clockwise from top left: JoJo Crossley, of Vancouver, gets help tying rope from Vancouver firefighter Ruth Czeppel at Camp Ignite at the Queensborough fire hall on Saturday; Kevan Bonn, 17, of New Westminster, is lowered from the high angle rescue training tower as Don Grossman of the New Westminster Fire Department guides the rope; Raylene Watson of Mission straps on her safety helmet; New Westminster firefighter Paul Nemeth shows Sydney Oremek how to properly secure her safety harness for high angle rescue exercises; Sabrina Mathias is lowered from the training tower.
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Door Slam a fun part of recovery process Last Recovery slo-pitch tournament in New West attracts more than 2,000 recovering addicts Grant Granger
Beer gardens may be a staple of adult slo-pitch tournaments but going through hassles of getting the proper permits for one is certainly not on the to-do list of organizers of the 13th annual Door Slam tourney in New Westminster this weekend. The invitational tourney put on by the Last Door Recovery Society attracts more than 2,000 recovering addicts on 24 teams, the biggest recovery slopitch tournament in B.C. The Door Slam not only brings the recovery community together, it is part of the recovery process. New Westminster native Mark Paddock, 30, has been a drug addict since he was 19. The big boy was an athlete growing up and was particularly good at rugby, playing at a provincial level. He had dabbled in drugs since a young age and so Paddock figures sports is the only thing that got him through high school and into working in the construction business. “I was raised by an addict. It’s been a part of my life since long before I picked out my first drug,” says Paddock. As he hung out in bars after work and on weekends, his drug use progressed. When he was 27, he overdosed on cocaine on the street and was taken to hospital with seizures. “I was basically doing the funky chicken on the street corner. It happened a few times, but that one was kind of the last straw,” says Paddock. His fiancé was also an addict so in a mutual decision they figured enough is enough. For about 18 months, he just did the basics to qualify as being “sober” while at the same time feeding his gambling addiction at local casinos. Eventually he relapsed into drug use. About four months ago Paddock decided to get serious about changing his life and sought help from New Westminster’s Last Door Recovery Society which took him into their program and provided accommodation. “I’m genuinely happy for the first time in my life. It’s weird to say,” says Paddock. “Looking
New Westminster native Mark Paddock, left, and Last Door Recovery Society team coach Dan Sinclair will be participating in the 13th annual Last Door Door Slam slo-pitch tournament for recovering addicts in New Westminster this weekend.
back, I thought I was happy. everything that comes into I had the job, I had the girl, I our path. It’s part of the peer had the house. But there was support recovery model.” something [wrong], but you The tournament atmosphere didn’t see it at the time. Now off the diamond is more like a all I have is two suitcases of block party with kids fun zones, clothes, and I’m happy for the bouncy castles and family first time.” entertainment. The friendships and The Door Slam, Sinclair says, relationships he’s developed is about having fun, getting at Last Door are strong ones. along with each other, learning One thing that’s helped is the how to take on a challenge and physical activities encouraged a goal, and working together as by Last Door that he does, a team to reach that goal. It’s including kick boxing, working an example of how a person out at the Canada Games pool doesn’t need a substance to get and playing slo-pitch. high on life. “If they didn’t offer these type Mark Paddock of outlets, I I thought I was happy. I had the job, I had the don’t know if girl, I had the house. But there was something I would have [wrong], but you didn’t see it at the time. Now done as well,” all I have is two suitcases of clothes, and I’m says Paddock. happy for the first time. “It gives you a sense of self-esteem. It doesn’t “You’re going to get a good feel institutional here, it feels feeling out of things like this,” like I’m productive.” says Sinclair. Daniel Sinclair, 26, is a “It’s a positive atmosphere Last Door youth worker who where everybody encourages coaches the society’s team in the each other. That builds unity tournament, and helps out with and respect.” similar tournaments around the Ever since coming to Last Lower Mainland. Baseball has Door, Paddock has been been a big part of his life since looking forward to the Door he was five years old. But drugs Slam as a fun way to help him have also been a big part of his go in the right direction on the life since he was 13. base paths and in the real world. “It didn’t take long for drugs “If you do everything put out to overpower everything in my for you [by Last Door] to do life,” says Sinclair, who joined then a relapse won’t happen,” Last Recovery’s staff after 19 says Paddock. months in the program and six “Stopping drugs is the easy months of volunteering. “This part. It’s the learning how to tournament was created for live life that’s the hard part.” people to get together. We want to be productive members of twitter.com/lonegrangerbnw society, instead of destroying
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“People are really stunned to find this out, really disgusted,” said Anderson. “To me if you’re punching somebody out in front of children, you’re not a member in good standing. How can a member who is not in good standing hold a position on the executive? This is a big one, this is violence in front of children. This is not a petty little thing.” Since she found out, Anderson has been attempting to get the NWMHA to remove O’Quinn from the executive. She said the association’s constitution is “very lame” in dealing with such issues, and believes she has given the executive enough time to deal with it. So now Anderson intends to take her concerns to the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association (PCAHA) and BC Hockey for some guidance. A PCAHA representative told the NewsLeader the matter was up to New West Minor, saying being suspended as a coach does not preclude them from serving on an executive. Anderson believes it is something PCAHA should become involved with. “They clearly need to address
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this,” she said. “They have to address this, they can’t just shove it under the rug.” O’Quinn said the PCAHA has already determined he was eligible to be on the executive. “Being suspended from coaching has nothing to do with being on the executive,” O’Quinn told the NewsLeader. Those opposed to his election had an opportunity to raise the issue at the AGM, said O’Quinn before refusing to comment any further. “The fact they are going to the paper is silly and a waste of time.” NWMHA president Rob Nasato did not respond to
interview requests from the NewsLeader. Anderson said in email replies to her queries, Nasato declined to discuss the issue because it was a personnel matter. Anderson said it’s ironic that the league’s constitution calls for the first vicepresident—O’Quinn’s role—to be responsible for discipline and to hear grievances. “I’m not so sure someone who fights publicly in front of children should be in charge of discipline,” said Anderson. However, she and other parents have been told that part of the job has been turned over to another executive member.
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The sentence handed down to former RCMP Cpl. Benjamin Monty Robinson is a disgrace. It leaves the justice system in ill repute. Everyone involved in this obstruction of justice case should do all they can to see the sentence is changed to more properly fit the crime, and the criminal. Robinson was the officer in charge of a four-man RCMP squad who Tasered Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski to death at the Vancouver Airport in October, 2007. One year later, in October, 2008, he was at a party in South Delta. He left and, while driving home, struck and killed a 21-year-old motorcyclist, Orion Hutchinson. Robinson had his children in the car and immediately left the scene of the crash with them. He went home, downed several shots of vodka, and then returned to the scene. He was charged and eventually convicted of obstruction of justice. On Friday, July 27, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Janice Dillon sentenced Robinson to a 12-month conditional sentence on the obstruction of justice charge. One month is to be served under house arrest. He received no jail time. Robinson did not resign from the RCMP until July 20, the day his sentencing hearing began. He will receive an RCMP pension, recognizing all his years in the force, including the past four years, where he has been paid while not working. Dillon’s sentence completely glossed over the fact Robinson was an RCMP officer. As such, any conviction on an obstruction of justice charge is far more serious than in other circumstances. She also said he deserved a lighter sentence because he is of native extraction, a statement that has drawn scorn from numerous aboriginal leaders. The sentence must be appealed. It cannot be allowed to stand, if we truly believe police must be held to a higher standard when they are convicted of breaking the law. – Black Press
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OK, now let’s get our money back Will it be a white elephant? That’s the worry for many New West residents, now that a dump truck with $33 million (or more) in gold ducats is being tipped into that massive hole at the corner of Eighth and Columbia. The nine-storey office tower it will pay for will either mire us in debt for years to come, or—at the other end of the spectrum— jump-start the Royal City into a new tier on its climb back to the top. Because face it: Today, few employers are interested in this town. I’ve been talking to commercial real estate experts the last few days, and thankfully, their view of this situation is pretty rosy. Residents will have to be patient, though. They predict the office tower won’t fill with leasees until one to two years after completion, slated for December 2014. And that means a long wait to pay off our debt, because a potential purchaser for the building won’t look at it until its 60 to 70 per cent leased. Incumbent politicians will be
Chris Bryan in a tough spot in November 2014, as opponents hurl spitballs the size of Mars at them during the municipal election campaign, chanting about taxpayers’ hardearned money. The risk is putting politics ahead of wisdom: Don’t slash lease rates to fill the building; a buyer will pay more if you don’t. It will be tough. Today, New West’s office market is “anemic,” as one expert called it. Meantime, the city is bullish on the office tower’s selling points. It’s on SkyTrain, it’s Class A (the good stuff), it’s LEED Gold (green as can be). And Downtown’s getting pretty nice, too, with the new park, the River Market and so on. But I’m told that doesn’t matter much. Big companies
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want downtown Vancouver with all the legal, financial and other services nearby, and the status that comes with the address. Or at very least Metrotown. Metrotower III, located next to Metropolis at Metrotown, will open mere months before New West’s tower, putting 400,000 square feet of primo (Class AAA, LEED Platinum) space on the market. It’s being built on spec, and some say it will fill office space needs for some time to come, as will the several towers in the works in Vancouver. That said, there are enough smaller players who will be drawn to lower lease rates in New West. “There’s enough local demand,” said one expert. “And you’ll pick up a couple of government deals. It’ll get done. It’ll just take a long time, that’s all.” And it will get sold at a price high enough to retire the debt. “The city has to be patient and get it leased up. In the long-term picture, they should be able to make it out with not a great return, but a decent return on
their money. Then they’ve got a nice office building that supports the Downtown.” And that’s the distinction between the position of Uptown Property Group—which pulled out of the project last November—and that of the city. For four months before the city announced in March that it would proceed with the project on its own, I’m told they were scouring the development industry for a new partner. And no one bit. Office market conditions are looking soft. For UPG, the goal was a decent return on its money. For the city, though, there are the intangibles. And that’s why the development industry supports what New West is doing. The public sector can play an important role, “particularly in the important early stages where it can be a seed for economic development and growth,” said Adrien Byrne of the non-profit Urban Development Institute. Please see CITY GONE ASTRAY?, A7
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Byrne said the Vancouver Trade and Exhibition Centre, built by the public agency PAVCO, is an example of a building that would not profit a private company, but delivers huge benefits for the city. Byrne also pointed to the work of the Surrey City Development Corp., established in 2007. Its mission is to undertake projects that achieve the city’s “social, community, environmental and economic goals.” As a strategic move, New West’s office tower could pay great dividends. The office tower is already providing construction jobs and will create office jobs once complete. But what’s perhaps more important, Byrne added, is the message it will send beyond our borders. “I think the payoff from this is it will provide a guide to the development industry that the city is serious about commercial development and economic growth in the region.” Others will say cities are losing sight of their mandates and getting involved in areas where they lack the expertise, and where they expose taxpayers to undue risk. Fix the roads, take care of the parks. We tend to decide our position on this in retrospect, in the wake of success or failure.
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City engaged in too-risky business Re: Documents reveal friction between city, Uptown Property Group (Column, NewsLeader, Aug. 1) Reading this article and knowing a few things about the civic centre project and office developments in general, I believe New Westminster should not build the office tower. Property developers in this region are only building speculative office space in downtown Vancouver, not New Westminster. My concerns are based on the following: • the only major office space being built in New West is by Wesgroup at the Brewery District site, and only after they secured a tenant. It will take many years to totally build out that site as they slowly attract tenants. They are not building on spec. • Already there is more than one million square feet of office space being built that will open in the next three years in Greater Vancouver • No private investor is looking to New West to invest in new office space. That’s why the city hasn’t found a major tenant or buyer. The City of New West is not a property developer. This is not their mandate. It is not too late
to cap the building at the roof of the civic centre component and cancel the office component, unless a major tenant (more than 60,000 square feet of the 137,000 sq ft) can be found. Better still, why not fill the hole with the parkade and cap it at street level creating no $59 million loan, no missing tenants, no major debt. As a taxpayer I do not want to be burdened with mounting debt and a city-funded white elephant. We have too many other issues—like paying off the Pier Park, placing funds aside for a replacement Massey Theatre and a replacement Canada Games Pool and Centennial Community Centre, all projects to be completed in the next seven years. Andy Hull New Westminster
PEOPLE WILL BE SURPRISED James Crosty’s campaign calling on the city to hold a referendum on whether to borrow $59 million was never about the office tower, the civic centre or cheap character slamming. It was always about giving the people a right—through referendum—to determine if they wanted to take
on an additional $59 million debt. Second, the fiscal issue that faced the public was a City of New Westminster initiative—not a Crosty one. It was part of the largest borrowing bylaw in the history of the city and one that elected officials never mentioned and were never given a mandate for. The city supplied the Alternative Approval Process Elector Response Form and Mr. Crosty and other taxpayers acted on this option provided by the city. It appears 2,098 people had the same calling. Crosty and others managed to collect over 1,504 themselves. Recognition also goes to those 594 individuals who took it upon themselves to deliver their forms to City Hall. Third, it took an estimated $150,000, multiple politicians, ad campaigns, editorials, letters to the editor and nearly six months to get 10,000 voters to the polls in 2011. By contrast, it took less than 30 days, in the middle of summer, no money, limited forms from City Hall and dedicated volunteers to get 2,098 signatures on a form requesting a referendum. That is one fifth of the 2011 voters. I trust that this will not go unrecognized by the city,
council and supporters what this number actually means and recognize that things would likely have been very different had the playing field been fair. Mr. Crosty lost the last election. Some people are behaving like sore winners, constantly dredging up this fact. For those who do not have a history in New Westminster, Mr. Crosty has made significant and positive contributions to this city, and has done so without personal gain, city funding, bullying, intimidating, and without misleading the public or slamming anyone’s personal character. Crosty has been a citizen advocate for nearly 22 years. Mr. Crosty didn’t disappear after the election, and continues to fight for his rights as a taxpayer. With the city’s total debt approaching 127.5 Million ($59 million included), I have no doubt you will see more of him. I also think when his detractors read the names of the people who signed the opposition form, they will realize just how isolated they are in their opinions of this referendum and Mr. Crosty. Paul Thompson New Westminster
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win or lose games on offence. When it comes down to the last 30 seconds and they have the Last year, Brett Mydske was the Western ball, it is the defence that can ultimately lose you Lacrosse Association’s unsung hero award winner, the game by letting them score. So I kind of like but this time around, he has been deemed the the pressure.” league’s top defender. He also said that as a defensive player, each Mydske, a 24-year-old from New Westminster, game is different as to what strategy he should added that trophy to his collection last Thursday employ. (Aug. 9), the second straight day a member of the “Some refs call it tighter so you have to get a Langley Thunder was honoured with one of the feel for the game,” Mydske said. WLA’s top awards. “For me, it is all about getting the offensive “I don’t go our for the individual awards, but I player in an uncomfortable situation where they guess when you get them, it is icing on the cake,” feel uncomfortable and not let them dictate what he said. they want to do.” “Obviously it is nice to win awards and stuff • Two members of the New Westminster like that because it Salmonbellies were means you are doing named to the second something right on the WLA all-star team. Ian Rod Jensen, Langley Thunder head coach floor. Hawksbee made it on He just goes about his business quietly, but I “But I can’t take defence while Ilija Gajic tell you, the other offensive players don’t like credit for all of it was named as a forward it when he checks them. because when you are along with former New playing a team defence West top scorer Athan like ours, everybody on the floor contributes.” Iannucci, now playing for the Thunder. Thunder coach Rod Jensen calls Mydske — a WLA commissioner Casey Cook, a New six-foot-four, 225-pound defender — a “quiet Westminster resident and school trustee, was leader who is developing into a phenomenal named executive of the year. defender.” • The Burnaby Lakers first appearance in the “He just goes about his business quietly, but I Western Lacrosse Association playoffs since 2008 tell you, the other offensive players don’t like it didn’t last long. when he checks them.” The Langley Thunder, first-place finishers Mydske played his minor and his junior during the regular season, defeated the Lakers lacrosse in his hometown, New Westminster, 11-10 at Bill Copeland Arena on Thursday to before being selected by the Thunder in the 2010 sweep their best-of-seven semifinal in four games. draft. The Thunder jumped out to a 3-1 lead after one This was his third full season with Langley, and period with the visitors’ third goal coming with he also plays professionally for the Edmonton five seconds left by Athan Iannucci. But Burnaby Rush of the National Lacrosse League. Mydske bounced back in the second with four consecutive has also suited up for Canada at the world indoor goals and went to the third period holding a 7-6 championships last year. lead. Jensen said Mydske is such a good defender In the third, Iannucci scored twice to give because of his strength, leverage and balance. Langley an 11-9 lead just past the midway point “A lot of defenders like to beat the crap out of and then hung on from there with Burnaby only people but they don’t have good balance, so after managing to score on a Matt Quinton penalty shot they chop or whatever, the player gets around with 11 seconds left. It was Quinton’s third goal them,” Jensen said. of the game. Scott Jones scored twice and has two “And he has the long reach so he can keep the assists. Dane Stevens had a goal and three assists offensive player a little bit away.” while Colton Clark had four helpers for Burnaby. Mydske said he began focusing on defence Single goals went to Trevor Moore, Chase when he was at the intermediate level. Williams, Scott Tinning and Peter McFetridge. “I like it because you get to match up against Langley will face the winner of the Coquitlamthe best offensive players all the time,” he said. Victoria semifinal which was tied 2-2 heading into “I kind of have a theory that you don’t always Game 5 Tuesday.
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The approval came after the NCAA passed a recommendation to allow Canadian schools in if they have been accepted as a candidate by a U.S. accrediting agency. In SFU’s case it has been accepted as a candidate by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and University and must continue through the accreditation process to remain a NCAA member. All of SFU’s sports teams will be in the midst of training camps within the next week.
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Children’s Handbell Choir: Children aged eight to 12 years have the chance to learn handbells and play in a choir this summer. When: Aug. 13 to 17, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Where: Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., New Westminster. Register: Forms available at church office, Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: By suggested donation. Info: 604522-1606.
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Hummingbird’s survival one of ‘biggest success stories’ First time Wildlife Rescue has raised a nestling A tiny orphaned hummingbird rescued from a barge on the Sunshine Coast last month has grown up to become one of Wildlife Rescue’s biggest success bird started to fly. stories, the BurnabyWhen the hummingbird based group says. arrived it was kept in On July 4, a pair of an incubator with the rufous hummingbirds, temperature set at 39°C. which were just a few Now it spends all day days old, were brought and night in an outdoor into the WRA Care enclosure, drinking from a Centre at Burnaby Lake. hummingbird feeder and The tiny hummingbird was hand fed inside the flowers from our wildlife Huddled in a nest Wildlife Rescue Association facility (above), but was the size of a small garden and catching its eventually able to move to its outside space and feed mushroom cap, the own fruit flies. Bakker said itself. siblings weighed less said Linda Bakker, team leader her plumage is in excellent than three grams and measured at WRA. “They were so tiny condition and her flight is just four centimetres. and vulnerable when they now so swift and agile, that They were extremely weak arrived and in the early days staff struggle to catch it for and their prospects looked we didn’t think either of them examination. grim. The birds were put on would survive.” After five weeks in care, the a 10-minute feeding schedule As well as its small size, the bird is now ready to fend for between dawn and dusk, and surviving nestling presented itself and will be released early while the weaker sibling died a number of challenges for on Monday morning (Aug. after a few days, the stronger staff. Unlike other young birds, 13) at Widgeon Marsh in Port nestling began to thrive. it had to be kept at a much Coquitlam by one of the WRA Over the years the WRA cooler temperature at night to rehabilitation staff. has successfully treated dozens trigger a state of torpor to slow “This is the first time we have of adult rufous and Anna’s its metabolism to reduce its reared a rufous hummingbird hummingbirds but this is need for food—something that nestling and it has turned into the first time in its 33-year occurs naturally in the wild. one of our biggest successes,” history that it has raised a Ensuring that the bird got said Bakker. “It has really been hummingbird nestling. the right diet to promote a huge effort by WRA staff and “It’s very rare for development was also tricky. volunteers to ensure that she hummingbird nestlings to be But with a diet that included got the very specialized care she seen at wildlife rescue centres nectar, blood worms and fruit needed and we are really excited so we knew it was going to be flies it started to thrive. Twelve that she has a chance to live out a very complex rehabilitation,” days after its arrival the female in the wild.”
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STYLE • Favourite Men’s Clothing Store _____________________________________ • Favourite Women’s Clothing Store __________________________________ • Favourite Shoe Store ______________________________________________ • Favourite Place to get a Facial _____________________________________ • Favourite Place to get a Manicure/Pedicure________________________ • Favourite Hair Salon or Barber _____________________________________ • Best Place for Funky Glasses _______________________________________ • Favourite Consignment or “Previously Loved” Store (Clothing/Accessories) ___________________________________________
PEOPLE • Favourite Doctor __________________________________________________ • Favourite Veterinary _______________________________________________ • Favourite Realtor __________________________________________________ • Best Local Politician _______________________________________________ • Hardest Working Volunteer _________________________________________ • Favourite Dentist __________________________________________________
FOOD • Favourite Place for Sweet Treats ____________________________________ • Best Late Night Eatery _____________________________________________ • Favourite Fish & Chips _____________________________________________ • Favourite Bakery __________________________________________________ • Best Pizza _________________________________________________________ • Best Fresh Fruit & Veggie __________________________________________ • Favourite Grocery Store ___________________________________________ • Best Cup of Coffee ________________________________________________ • Best Burger _______________________________________________________ • Best Chinese Food ________________________________________________ • Best Sushi ________________________________________________________ • Best Southeast Asian Cuisine ______________________________________ • Best Italian________________________________________________________ • Best Greek ________________________________________________________ • Best Curry ________________________________________________________ • Favourite Fine Dining Restaurant ___________________________________ • Favourite Place for Brunch _________________________________________ • Best Pub __________________________________________________________ • Favourite Restaurant/Pub Server ___________________________________ • Best Family Restaurant ____________________________________________ • Best Patio _________________________________________________________ • Best Place to Buy Seafood _________________________________________ • Favourite Butcher or Deli __________________________________________ • Best Vegetarian/Vegan ___________________________________________ • Best Wings ________________________________________________________
LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT • Favourite Theatre Group ___________________________________________ • Favourite Golf Course _____________________________________________ • Best Place for Live Entertainment/Music ____________________________ • Best Place to Go Dancing _________________________________________ • Best Wine List _____________________________________________________ • Best Selection of On-Tap Beers _____________________________________ • Best Place to Have a Reception or Party ____________________________ • Favourite Art Gallery ______________________________________________ SHOPS & SERVICES • Favourite Coffee/Tea Shop ________________________________________ • Health Food Store _________________________________________________ • Favourite Flooring Store____________________________________________ • Favourite Pet Store ________________________________________________ • Favourite Furniture Store ___________________________________________ • Favourite Home Based Business____________________________________ • Favourite Family Friendly Restaurant _______________________________ • Favourite Drycleaner ______________________________________________ • Favourite Nursery/Greenhouse ____________________________________ • Favourite Chiropractor ____________________________________________ • Favourite Naturopath _____________________________________________ • Favourite Secondhand Furniture or Antiques Store __________________ • Best Flower Shop __________________________________________________ • Best Shoe Selection _______________________________________________ • Favourite Furniture/Home Décor Store ______________________________ • Best New Car Lot to Strike a Great Deal_____________________________ • Best Used Car Lot to Strike a Great Deal ____________________________ • Favourite Mechanic _______________________________________________ • Favourite Bike Shop _______________________________________________ • Best Place to Make Your Own Wine or Beer _________________________ • Best Retirement Residence ________________________________________ • Best Place for a Mortgage (Besides Mom & Dad) ___________________ • Best Place to Buy Fine Jewelry _____________________________________ • Favourite Pet Groomer ____________________________________________ • Best Body Shop ___________________________________________________ • Best Home Health Service _________________________________________ • Best Hearing ______________________________________________________
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Carrier OF THe WeeK: JULIA
My name is Julia and I deliver the New Westminster NewsLeader in Queensborough. I became a carrier in 2009. I enjoy delivering my routes because it’s a fun way to get exercise and learn my neighbourhood. Also, it requires very minimal time, and in return, I get extra allowance. In my spare time, I like to participate in community events and make new friends, and visit many parks, viewpoints, and shopping malls. This summer I will learn how to paddle a boat and I would like to go fishing and crabbing!
If you are interested in becoming a carrier for the NewsLeader or would like to nominate a carrier please call 604.436.2472 Thank you to Panago (Kingsway & Arcola) for their kind sponsorship of the Carrier of the Week program.
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B.C. to study online voting
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It won’t happen in time for the provincial election next spring, but the B.C. government is moving ahead with Premier Christy Clark’s pledge to examine online voting at the local and provincial level. Some municipalities have suggested modernizing elections to make voting more convenient, and reverse the recent trend to lower voter turnout. Clark proposed the idea during last year’s B.C. Liberal leadership campaign. Justice Minister Shirley Bond announced Thursday that she has asked Chief Electoral Officer Keith Archer to set up an expert panel to make recommendations. Archer asked the government last year to give him authority to conduct pilot projects for electronic voting, and to consider extending voter registration to 16- and 17-year-olds, as has been done in Australia and some U.S. states. During his leadership bid, Health Minister Mike de Jong proposed lowering the voting age from 18 to 16, to encourage younger people to get involved as part of their high school education. Nola Western, deputy chief
Chief Electoral Officer Keith Archer is chairing a committee to study options for electronic voting.
electoral officer at Elections B.C., said the panel will likely need until 2014 to recommend changes to the Election Act that would permit online voting. Independent experts on Internet security and electoral administration will be asked to serve on a committee chaired by Archer, with a first meeting expected by October. Elections BC already has online voter registration, as well as data sharing with the federal voters’ list, ICBC and the B.C. Vital Statistics Agency to keep the voters’ list up to date. Western said online voting has been used in Halifax and Markham, Ont., but has not yet been tried at the provincial or federal level in Canada.
Do you know a senior who deserves distinction? It’s time they got noticed. In honour of the International Day of the Older Person on Oct. 1, seniors of Burnaby and New Westminster are being celebrated through the third annual Seniors of Distinction Awards. The awards are put on by Harmony Court Estate Retirement Community (AgeCare) and the Burnaby and New Westminster
NewsLeader. It’s a chance to recognize seniors who share their culture and talents, enrich our communities and enhance the well-being of others. There are four categories in which nominees can be entered: Arts (visual, performing, literary and other); Leadership (service to associations, director of notfor-profit programs, support groups etc.); Community (volunteerism, community fundraising, etc.); and Healthy
Living (sports, gardening, recreation participation etc.). Who can be nominated? Anyone over age 65 as of Jan. 1, 2012. They must live in Burnaby or New Westminster, and their accomplishments must take place in these cities. For more details please visit www.harmonycourt.ca. Also watch for the nomination form in the NewsLeader, which includes drop-off or mail-in locations. Nominations are due by Aug. 31.
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The B.C. government has provided $16.8 million for community arts and culture grants for the current year, matching last year’s total with help from a dwindling 2010 Olympic legacy fund. Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Ida Chong announced the funding Monday in Victoria, along with B.C. Arts Council chair Stan Hamilton. The BCAC has juries that assess funding applications, and has already doled out about $6 million of this year’s budget. With less than half the money allocated in Chong’s current ministry budget, another $6.75 million came from the 2010 Sports and Arts Legacy. That $60 million fund was created in the 2010 budget to offset earlier recession-driven cuts to adult arts and sports organizations from Tom FleTcher/Black Press Cabinet minister Ida Chong and B.C. Arts Council chair Stan Hamilton provincial gambling revenues. It will be gone after this year, and there is no announce grant fund at Victoria Public Library on Monday. indication where it might be made up next year. When the recession hit in 2008, the B.C. Liberal Chong said she sometimes meets artists and government cut grant funding from the B.C. organizations who are not aware that they Lottery Corp. from $156 million to $113 million, can apply to the B.C. Arts Council for grants. then raised it back to $120 million to restore Eligibility requirements and application forms are funds to school district parent advisory councils. available at www.bcartscouncil.ca. Applicants were told that arts and sports funding The largest recipients of arts council funding 3:44 PM from lotteries would be restricted to organizations include the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra ($1.2 for young people and the disabled. million last year), the Vancouver Art Gallery Premier Christy Clark promised to restore ($630,000) and the Vancouver International Film funds while campaigning for the party leadership Festival ($82,000). last year. Once elected, she announced a $15 Chong said more than 1,000 grants are given million increase in gambling funds for a range of out to 200 B.C. communities, including $1.1 organizations including community service clubs, million to writers, publishers and literary festivals, fairs, festivals and museums. as well as scholarships for new writers.
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MOVING & STORAGE
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555. ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020
AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance
From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
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FULL DETAILS ARE AS CLOSE AS YOUR PHONE. Just call for
#1113 LOW COST ELECTRIC Panel upgrade, trouble shooting Lic & Bonded. Alfred 604-522-3435
SHINGLE SAWYER needed in Gold River. Pendragon Forest Products Ltd. Apply to: Box 1100 Gold River B.C., V0P 1G0. Call 250-283-2111 or 604-369-3045. Or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE TUITION COST
complete details on class locations, starting dates, tuition, etc.
Concrete Finishers PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. is seeking skilled Concrete Finishers for patch and concrete surface repairs for projects in the GVRD. Good knowledge of methods and products used to patch/repair concrete walls and columns required.
noon and evening sessions. Applicants need only the willingness to learn about taxes. covers the complete course, including textbooks, all materials, reference guides and registration.
ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING ACCOUNTING BOOKKEEPING SERVICES
30 years experience, Business, Non-profit Organizations, Housing & Personal taxes, payroll. Gilles 604-789-7327, 604-946-0192 www.scorpio-consulting.com
Starting $40/hr. LICENSED & INSURED ✶ Local & Long Distance ✶ ✶ Seniors Discount ✶
604-787-8061 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240
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CONCRETE & PLACING
DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors disc. Friendly, family bus., 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408/604-299-7125
between morning, after
PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 32 Years Exp. Free Estimates.
Enrolment restrictions may apply. Enrolment in, or completion of, the H&R Block Income Tax Course is neither an offer nor guarantee of employment. © 2009 H&R Block Canada, Inc. CNTTSA_001
Call: Rick (604) 202-5184
Interior & Exterior • Drywall Repair • Many Years Experience Free estimates
604-258-7300 cell: 604-417-5917
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 NewsLeader A19 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 374
REAL ESTATE 639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.
A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports
Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $
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660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
FIVE STAR ROOFING All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. (604)961-7505, 278-0375
GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362
RENTALS Tree removal done RIGHT! • Tree & Stump Removal • Certiﬁed Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~
604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582
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PETS Rooﬁng Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.
Comm. & Res. BBB, WCB.
Running this ad for 8yrs
PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour
(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls. Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed.
Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.
www.paintspecial.com BUDGET PAINTING, 25% Off Special, Int, Ext, Res, Comm, 15 Yrs Experience, Excellent References, Senior Discounts, Free Estimates, 1(604)619-1517 BUDGET PAINTING, 25% Off Special, Int, Ext, Res, Comm, 15 Yrs Experience, Excellent References, Senior Discounts, Free Estimates, 1(604)619-1517
• No Qualiﬁcation-Low Down • ABBOTSFORD - 2087 Lonsdale, HANDY MAN SPECIAL HOUSE, 3 bdrm. w/ 2bd. Suite.$1,588/MO. CHILLIWACK- 8751 Bellevue Dr. 3 bdrm. w/ 2 bdrm. Suite 1/2 DUPLEX lrg. yard on quiet family street. $688/MO.
Call Kristen 604-786-4663 www.ReadySetOwn.ca
PATRICK’S RUBBISH REMOVAL *Landscape *Trimming *Yard Clean *Const. Clean. *ANYTHING!!! 1 Ton Truck. Call Patrick for Prompt Quality Service @ 604-808-1652. FLEETWOOD WASTE Bin Rentals 10-30 Yards. Call Ken at 604-294-1393
RECYCLE YOUR JUNK! Rubbish Removal, Caring for the Earth. Professional Quality Service at Great Rates. 604-787-8782
JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!
On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!
Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!! 604.
Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988 10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005
DISPOSAL BINS Residential & Commercial Services
• Portable Toilets • Fencing • Containers • Waste Management • Storage
Gas Fitter ✭ Plumber
We Recycle! GO GREEN!
Furnace Boilers, Hot Water Tanks Hot Water Heat, Plumbing Jobs. Furnace cleaning with truck mounted machine
604-507-4606 or 604-312-7674
PEXPERT POWER Washing Services...
359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread
Avail. Sept. 1 $2500 604.999.3227 or 604.341.9166
PUPPIES FOR SALE, 7 wks old, Terrier X Multi Poo $400 Call 604-856-3855
BURNABY, 1 BDRM, open concept, $975/mth incl. heat & cable, NP/NS. Phone (604)526-4022.
YELLOW LAB PUPS. born June 25,1st shots, vet ✔, dewormed. $400. 5 F, 2 M (604)530-0336
COQUITLAM, 1018 Quadling Ave. Avail Aug 15th. 1 Bdrm bsmt ste in 4-plex. 4 Appls, peaceful backyard, close to shopping & bus. $775/mo. No Pets. 604-454-4540.
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 542
FRUIT & VEGETABLES
BLUEBERRIES. U-PICK $1.30 lb. WE-PICK $2.00 lb. 19478 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Pitt Mead. 763-2808
Coquitlam: Lwr level- 3bdr, 2bth in newer home. F/p, inflr heating. Inste ldry. d/w $1300: 604-936-7177 BURNABY
Gable Gardens 1 & 2 bdrms, available Cable included, cat okay Walk to Highgate 604-521-3448
• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNER
Lake. 4 k to Ashram 4 k to Riondel & beach. 2 3/4 acres & 2 storey unﬁnished (but furnished) “Small is Beautiful” cabin. Good benches for building, one with lake view. In Aug. appraised at $170,000 but older, ﬂexible vendor open to offers & might carry part of mortgage to suitable person or couple. For info & viewing please call : 1-780-566-0707 OWN YOUR pad + beautiful dblewide (best in the park) 1547sf deluxe 2 bdrm nr Whiterock. Pets OK. $299K. Better than a condo 604777-2415
MAPLE RIDGE Kanaka. 2 bdrm, clean, own lndry. $1000 incl utils. N/S. N/P. Immed. 604-463-7235.
PORT Coquitlam Citadel Heights c/d/s. 1 Bdrm for sgle, sep entry. NP/NS. Hydro/cble/internet & lndry incl $700. Sept. 1. (604)942-6259
MAPLE PLACE TOWERS 1 Bdrm Apts starting at $850 2 Bdrm Apts starting at $1100 Heat and hot water included. Dishwasher, fridge, stove, balcony, shared laundry. Avail Immed. Close to amen, schools and mall.
Call 604-421-1235 www.aptrentals.net Coquitlam 996sf clean 2bdrm 2bath nr Coq Ctr Douglas Coll, pool np/ns Aug 15. $1250. 604-941-3259 Coquitlam Silver Springs beaut 2bdrm 2bath unobstructed view nr Coq Ctr all schls Doug Coll. np/ns $1325. Aug 15. 604-941-3259 NEW WEST 621 Colburne; Avail Aug 1, quiet & clean 1 bdrm, 1 blk fr Queens Park & Canada Games pool. No pets, $740. 604-454-4540
COQUITLAM Ranch Park 3 bdrm 2 bath upper flr sxs duplex 1300sf nice clean clse to ament $1350 + utils Avail Sept 1. 778-355-2247
236 - 8th St.
Burnaby. MC Bride Place. 415 Ginger Drive. 2 bdrm T/H. Family Housing. Close all amens, schls, transit. Pet friendly great loca. $1015/m. Call Now! 604-451-6676 PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares req’d. Close to WCE, schools & shopping. No subsidy available. 19225 119th Ave. For more info & to book an appt. call 604-465-1938
Bachelor, 1, 2 & 3 bdrm suites for rent. Includes heat / hot water and cable. Close to Massey Theatre, Douglas College, Royal City Mall.
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POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
COQUITLAM, Pinetree/Robson. 2 bdrm w/o suite. Laundry. Sept. 1. N/P. N/S. $950 incl utils & internet. Nr school & bus. 604-219-5253.
NEW WEST - 1 bdrm bsmt suite n/s, n/p. no drugs. $700/mo util incl. Avail. Sept. 1. (604)522-4470
A NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET Still in Original Plastic! Must Sell! Only $125 - CALL: 604-484-0379
WE’RE ON THE WEB
Rot x Shep x Boerboel Mastiff pups, 6 m, 4 fm, first shots, ready Sept 10. $500. each. Call (604)869-9905
Special OFFER @
Call Ian 604-724-6373
HOMES FOR RENT
Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-782-9108 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com
WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-657-9422
SANDLEWOOD by Polygon. 2Bedroom, 2Baths, 2 walk-in closets. 951sf. gas and hot water incld. dishwasher, fridge, gas stove, insuite laundry. Close to skytrain, mall, shops, clinics. amenities inclgym, sauna, pool, jacuzzi, golf, lounge. No s/p. Long term. Avail imme. $1500/month. Call 604-8307313.
DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals
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2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026
2009 GM Saturn Astra XE, 4 dr h/b. Auto. Options. Silver. 18,000 kms. $7700/firm. 604-538-4883
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
2001 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 175K fully loaded Great cond. Asking $5570. Daniel 778-574-5081
1997 TOYOTA CAMRY XLE. 4 dr. auto, 223,000 kms. No accd’s. Still in great shape. Reg. serviced. $2600 778-344-5008; 604-850-8899 2003 KIA SEDONA LX 159K, 6/7 pass, dual doors, loaded, very clean, req’s Tensioner belt, runs well, $2750/obo. 778-908-5164. 2011 NISSAN VERSA 4/dr h/back, auto, 25,000/km, red, many options, $8700/firm. 604-538-9257.
TRUCKS & VANS
2007 Pontiac Montana SV6, 7 pass, 55,000 kms. loaded. like new. GM ext warr. $13,000 604-858-9417
2008 FORD 350, diesel. Black. $27,000. Call 604-589-6032 or 604807-6022
15ft long trailer w/2 axles 1 w/elec brakes made from 4’’ chanel iron 2 spare tires $500 obo 604-817-2534
2,800sf. 2 lvl. 5 bdrm. 3 bath, lane access hm. Reno’d kit., W/D, D/W, F/S, small pet neg. Easy hwy. access. Cls. to schools.
P/B Choc. lab puppies, 5M, 6F, born June 27, CKC reg. vet✓ $750. 604-217-6551 or 604-825-1730
Residential & Commercial
TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!
CARS - DOMESTIC
NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com
GREAT STARTER HOME &/OR INVESTMENT ON RIONDEL RD. above Kootenay
Always!pressure washing, window cleaning, Gutter, lawn maintains, yard clean-up. Simon 604-230-0627
2001 NEON LX 2.0L, 4 dr A/C, P/W, sunroof, new rad, rear brakes, near new tires & battery Aircared to 2014 $2900. (604)460-9636
Blue Mountain & Como Lake
MALTI / SHIH-TZU / POODLE X. Pups/adults. Non-shedding. Paper trained. Call 604-820-9469
BURNABY exec. home on Mona Ave. 4 bdrm. & den, 4 baths, new appl., $2850 mo. Sept 1. C.21Prudential 604-351-9452
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. Exc. bloodline. 3 males 3 females. 7 wks old. Ready to go. 604-226-7202
WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in August $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-5936095.
3400sf Warehouse 641 Lougheed Hwy 3 phase, sm office, heated, 20x12 door. $2900m. 604-504-1825
MATTRESSES starting at $99 .Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting
FREE TO LOVING HOME. Beautiful black/white short hair cat, male, 1 yr. old. Special needs. Must be only cat. Evenings (604)826-3649
Panorama Court Spacious & clean 1 & 2 bdrms avail. From $750 - $1020/mo. No pets.
PORT COQUITLAM. 2 bdrm grd level duplex. Carport. Walk to WCX & shops. N/P. N/S. Refs. Sept. 1. $995/mo. + utils. 604-464-4258.
DACHSHUND MINI male pups, healthy, active, affectionate. Tan, blk, grey, w/dapple markings. $500. 604-820-4763 firstname.lastname@example.org
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com
CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977
Seniors Discount Book by end of Aug. - 10% off. 25 yrs exp. Guarantee on work. Refs. (604)773-7811 or 604-432-1857
STOP RENTINGRENT TO OWN
Large newly renovated 1, 2 & 3 bdrm. units available from $950 in well-kept concrete building. New floors and appl’s. Freshly painted. Patio and large storage room inste. 3 laundries in bldg. Rent incl’s heat & hot water. Sauna & jacuzzi. 5 min. walk to skytrain, Douglas College & New West Quay. Close to all amenities. Please call 604-834-1756 www.aptrentals.net
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
Tiles, Plumbing, Under ﬂoor Heating etc.
BOXER puppies ready Aug 12. Choose early. Vet ✓ tails/dewclaws, 1st shots. $875. 604-882-7477.
KITCHEN & BATH RENO’S
AWD Interior/Ext Painting. Drywall/Ceiling Repairs. Call Will for a Free Estimate. (778)709-1081
RENT TO OWN
MOTORCYCLE Carrier/Trailer fits 1-3 bikes, with gear box & ramp, hardly used $1075. 778-888-6805. 65 Shelby Cobra candy apple red, 400hp 331 5spd leather & hardwood int, show winner $60k O.B.O. 775-558-3342.
1995 PROWLER 5TH WHEEL 25.ft, slide out, fully contained, with shed, large deck and holding tank at Lakeview RV site at Nicola Lake in Merrit BC $10,000 Phone (604)826-6256 Bill 1998 Immaculate SLUMBER QUEEN Adventure-8 ft camper, q/s bed, sink, 3 burner stove, flush toilet, pull down table for 2nd bed. Furnace, 3-way fridge also comes with propane tank, rear steps, 12 v electrical cord. Ext. mirrors. Fits half ton truck. $5950: Call Tom after 6pm Mission (604)826-4647 2007 WILDERNESS trailer, bought new in 2009 - 28’, Alum frame, 2 doors, 2 slides, Q bed, comp. w/hitch, exc. shape. $18,500/obo. 604-856-3777 2009- Super Lite- 26 FT Grey Wolf Trailer - 1 slide out, sleeps 6, a/c, 3 piece bath, full kitchen. 15 ft awning. $16,000: (604)532-0726
.One 4 Yacht Fractions 604.669.2248
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
Metal Recycling Ltd. We Pay CA$H For •Auto •Scrap Metals •Batteries •Machinery •Lead
In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On July 10, 2012, at 6666 Linden Avenue, Burnaby, B.C., Peace Ofﬁcer(s) of the North Vancouver RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: a brown 1997 Mazda Protege, VIN:JM1BC1430V0156122, BCL: 332 LSH, on or about 14:37 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been used in the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 322 (Theft) Criminal Code of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO ﬁle Number: 2012-1130, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture
unless a notice of dispute is ﬁled with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be ﬁled by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be ﬁled within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is ﬁrst published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website accessible online at www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/ civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Ofﬁce, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.
A20 NewsLeader Wednesday, August 15, 2012
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