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Burnaby’s Curtis Moss was all thumbs up about his experience competing at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, including getting to meet the Queen, despite not qualifying for the javelin final. See page A4
BC Seniors Games kicks off Opening ceremony, sports events free and open to public Wanda Chow
Larry Sewell is looking forward to participating in this year’s Terry Fox Run in Burnaby again. He was unable to run last year and only help out as a volunteer as he struggled with symptons that turned into his own battle with cancer.
Terry Fox Run hits home for Sewell Mario Bartel
It will be a special moment for Larry Sewell when he laces up his sneakers to for this year’s Terry Fox Run on Sept. 16. Sewell looks forward to the run every year as a way to honour his adoptive parents, both of whom he lost to cancer. But he was unable to participate last year, helping out
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says Sewell, whose father had succumbed to pancreatic cancer, a big, strapping man reduced by the illness to a shadow of his former self in less than eight months. He was referred to an oncologist who ordered even more tests. In November, he underwent a biopsy on the lymph nodes on his groin’s right side. He waited 10 fearful days for the results; they were inconclusive. Please see EAGER, A9
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Terry Kelly hasnâ€™t shaken the theatre bug that bit him 50 years ago while a student at South Mario Bartel
Terry Kelly caught the theatre bug at Burnaby South secondary. More than 50 years later, he still hasnâ€™t shaken it. Along the way he graduated from the National Theatre School in Montreal, appeared in stage productions from Stratford to the Vancouver Playhouse as well as countless roles in TV shows like MacGyver, Neon Rider, The Commish, DaVinciâ€™s Inquest and films like Star 80, Walking Tall and the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies. But Kellyâ€™s biggest professional challenge may be corralling the talents, experiences and egos of three fellow senior actors as the director of Heroes, a new production of Tom Stoppardâ€™s award-winning play about three cantankerous First World War veterans being put on by FOG Theatre at the Performing Arts Lodge in Vancouver from Sept. 6 to 30. John Innes, William Samples and Michael Dobbin have more than 100 years experience between them. Thatâ€™s a lot of craft, and a lot of bad habits to tame. â€œAs you get further along, you get crustier,â€? says Kelly, 68. â€œSo you have to find a way to drive around that. Actors gather tricks over the years but we can see each otherâ€™s tricks. It can get a bit fiery.â€? Kelly and his troupe formed FOG (which alternately stands for Four Older Gentlemen or â€œFond of Gin,â€? he jokes) as a vehicle for older actors who havenâ€™t yet given up on their CONTRIBUTED PHOTO profession even though it may have given up on John Innes, William Samples and Michael Dobbin play three WWI veterans plotting their escape from a retirement home them. in FOG Theatreâ€™s production of Heroes, directed by former Burnaby resident Terry Kelly. â€œThereâ€™s not as many roles for older actors,â€? says Kelly, who grew up in Burnaby, attending McPherson Park junior high and Burnaby South to the Performing Arts Lodge where they can live â€œItâ€™s liberating,â€? says Kelly. â€œThereâ€™s a habit before heading to local community theatre groups out their retirement years, surrounded by other in our society of ignoring seniors, that life only like the Vagabond Players in New Westminster like-minded creative people, flexing their acting happens when youâ€™re young. But they still have and the White Rock muscles in the upstairs life, they still talk about a whole world going on, Players and then on recreation centre thatâ€™s they still laugh, they still feel. Youâ€™re never old to formal training in also a 150-seat theatre. inside.â€? Montreal. â€œWeâ€™ve still In a way, says Kelly, Kelly is hopeful this will be the first of many Terry Kelly, Director got our knowledge, productions for FOG. Eventually heâ€™d like to Weâ€™ve still got our knowledge, our strength, to their experience mirrors our strength, to do bring younger actors into the fold to mentor do something. You donâ€™t quit until they drive a that of the characters nail into your coffin. something. You donâ€™t in Stoppardâ€™s play, them, show them the way to a lifetime in quit until they drive a who refuse to languish theatre. nail into your coffin.â€? quietly in a military â€œIt fires the furnace again,â€? says Kelly. When roles dry up and agents stop returning retirement home. While plotting their escape they their calls, some older actors fall on hard times. talk about their lives and loves, their triumphs For information about performance times and Some end up on the streets. Some find their way and missteps. tickets, go to www.brownpapertickets.com.
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Burnaby resident Curtis Moss competed in the javelin at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Though he threw the javelin 78.22 metres in the qualifying round, his fifth best throw ever, it wasn’t enough to get him into the 12-man final. While taking some downtime following the Olympics last week, Moss responded via email to questions posed to him by the NewsLeader: What was the experience of participating in your first Olympics like? I had a great time, I was completely inspired by the experience and getting to compete with some of the athletes I have only seen on TV or YouTube has made my dreams and goals even more real. I feel now that I belong there and that next time I will be a better athlete for having this experience. I also got to meet the Queen! She came to the village to say hello to representatives from the Commonwealth and myself and Dylan Wykes, a marathon runner, got to meet her, shake her hand and chit-chat for a little while. Were you nervous when the qualification round began, or when you got into the stadium? I was not nervous, I don’t get nervous to compete. I was excited by the atmosphere and walking into a stadium with 80,000 people screaming and cheering was a thrill of a lifetime. I look forward to many more of those experiences. How did you feel about your performance? You seemed to get progressively better with each throw, but didn’t reach the distance you had in Victoria when you set a personal best. As it turns out, that was my fifth best throw ever so I was not upset with the performance and not thrilled either. I got there and performed decently well but it’s a whole different level. I know where I need to improve and how to approach the competition next time. I did feel more comfortable and more confident as the event went on and I think that translated into further distances. Did your training in Germany go well? Was it difficult not being able to communicate with your personal coach Don Steen during the event? Training in Germany went well but it was hard to be away and not experience all that the Games has to offer. When I got to the stadium, the seats that were reserved for Don and [girlfriend Jacqueline Muscat] were on the other side of the stadium so Jackie went to the ticket counter and got them passes to sit right by where I was competing with five minutes to spare. It was great having him there for a few minutes before I competed and for the competition itself. He really helped me to adjust from 74 to 78 metres. What was the atmosphere like participating in such an event? The atmosphere was great, it was too loud to hear yourself talk at times and the adrenaline was incredible. I think I will be able to recall that experience to use at other meets. Had you ever performed before such a large audience? The biggest crowd I ever competed in front of before was less than half that of this stadium when I was in Beijing for World Junior Championships in 2006 and a meet I attended in Morocco this May. This was much, much bigger
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Burnaby’s Curtis Moss snaps a photo of Queen Elizabeth just before he got a chance to shake her hand and have a chit-chat with her in the Athletes Village at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.
and going to see events beforehand and being in the opening ceremonies helped to curb some of the shock when I got onto the field. What was it like being in the Olympic Village? Seeing some of my sports idols walking around casually and seeing them as normal people was surreal. The Village was enormous with 16,000 inhabitants during the games (10,000 athletes) and free food throughout the village. It would be an amazing little town if athletes lived like that all of the time but being around so many likeminded people was motivating and educational. Did you get to see any other Olympic events? Did you get to a US basketball game like you hoped? Unfortunately I did not get to see any other sports as I was in Germany most of the time and when I was back I had to rest before competition. I did see quite a bit of the track and field including the 200m semi-finals, the women’s 200m final and the men’s 4x100m relay final. The relay was devastating for a lot of Canadians and all of us athletes in attendance really felt for them, but being able to see the World Record go down to the Jamaicans was amazing. What surprised you the most about being at the Olympics? I was surprised by the normalcy at times. You would see David Rudisha (winner of the 800 metres from Kenya) eating lunch and sharing a laugh like everyone else and the next thing you know he is on the track breaking the world record. The advice I had gotten beforehand was absolutely true with several experienced athletes telling me, “It’s just another track meet.” The most successful athletes seemed to approach it exactly that way. Please see LOOKING, A8
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 NewsLeader A5
Big deal for Weatherhaven Gary McKenna Black Press
A Port Coquitlam company with Burnaby connections will play a pivotal role in the fabrication of state-of-the-art mobile shelters that will be used by the Canadian Armed Forces. Wesgar and Wesgar Completions have been contracted to provide sheet metal and assembly work for 400 of the 900 units expected to be built over the duration of the three-year contract. The first mobile shelter rolled off the assembly line Thursday and will be used as part of the Canadian military’s overseas missions and humanitarian operations. Ray Castelli, the chief executive officer of Weatherhaven, a Burnaby company that designed the units and received the federal contract, said the project shows that Canadian manufacturers can compete internationally. “We won the contract in a competitive bid, beating out U.S. and European suppliers,” he said. “We can build this project — even though it is a $130-million project — we can do all this work in Canada.” Weatherhaven and Ottawa’s DEW Engineering teamed up to bid on the contract in August 2009. Castelli said $60 million worth of work will be conducted in British Columbia, divided among a supply chain consisting of 47 companies. He believes there is opportunity to potentially export the units, noting there is significant interest in the product from Australia, Brazil and Europe. The mobile shelters can be outfitted into 30 different configurations, operating as medical clinics, kitchens and command centres. Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Minister James Moore said the units will replace 30-year-old technology that is currently being used by the Canadian Armed Forces. “The greatest threat to the health and safety
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Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Minister and Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam MP James Moore and Port Coquitlam mayor Greg Moore check out a mobile shelter unit designed by a Burnaby company.
of the men and women in our armed forces should never be their equipment,” he said. “And if Canada wants to be a leader on the world stage we want to make sure they have the best equipment possible.” The Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam MP said the shelters are not only useful for military applications but humanitarian missions as well. He pointed to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti as an example of where the mobile units could be useful. Eighty full-time jobs will be created in B.C. over the course of the three-year contract.
Giving voice to veterans’ stories Mario Bartel
Al Cameron is in a race against time. The freelance TV cameraman is using the journalistic skills he honed covering breaking news in the Maritimes and across the country for more than 10 years to tell the stories of Canada’s war veterans. But they’re dying out. Cameron is the founder, producer and executive director of Veterans Voices of Canada, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving veterans’ first-hand accounts of their experiences in the Second World War, the Korean War, on peacekeeping missions, any conflict that involved the Canadian military forces. Later this month he’ll be in Burnaby to record hour-long interviews with local veterans. Cameron is an accidental historian. His uncle was a veteran with the Nova Scotia Highlanders who survived D-Day, but until just before he died he never wanted to talk about the things he saw and experienced on the battlefield. As Cameron was preparing to record his first interview with his uncle he did pass away. But not before he told his nephew to keep pressing on with his documentation project. After that, Cameron says he couldn’t help but notice the increasing number of Canadian flags in newspaper obituaries, signifying the passing of veterans. His first taped interview in 2006 was with another D-Day vet, then 88 years old. “At the same time it was like I was talking to an 18 year-old,” says Cameron. “As he was telling me
the stories about landing on the beach and hiding for a long time, he was ducking bullets right in front of me. He was there in the moment. That really made an impression on me.” That impression has carried him through interviews with about 600 veterans from coast to coast. Many are reserved at first, reluctant to dip into that dark part of their memory bank. But as the stories, and tears, start to flow, the transformation is remarkable. “It’s just amazing what this does for veterans,” says Cameron. “After they do the interview it’s like a weight has been lifted off their shoulders. They saw so many unbelievable things people shouldn’t see.” Over time, common threads have emerged. “It wasn’t all bad times,” says Cameron. “People think of war as death and destruction, but they made some good friends, they had some good times.” Once he’s completed an interview, a copy is provided to the veterans’ family. Some have found their way into more than 300 schools across Canada, as well as museums and libraries. Eventually they’ll be digitally archived on a website. It’s a labour of love and gratitude, funded by donations and grants. It’s one where time is of the essence. “If we don’t do this now, it’s lost forever,” says Cameron. Cameron pre-arranges all his interviews. He can be contacted at email@example.com or at 403-358-6313. For more information go to www. vetvoicecan.org.
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The BC Liberals have completely mishandled ICBC, and the proof came on Thursday, when a review showed the company has been hiring boatloads of senior managers and paying them more each year — with the government apparently oblivious to this fact. There are 32 per cent more managers than in 2007, and they are paid (as a group) 70 per cent more than managers received in 2007. Fifty-four of them made more than $200,000 each in 2011. The Liberals insisted, on taking office in 2001, that ICBC didn’t need to be privatized, nor did there need to be complete competition in the auto insurance sector. They merged ICBC operations with the motor vehicle branch, and had ICBC contribute to policing initiatives, and thus thoroughly muddled it with legitimate government activities. This has made it very difficult to unwind ICBC, the insurance company, from ICBC, the public policy arm. They have also insisted, especially in recent years, that substantial dividends from ICBC go back to the shareholder — the government. This means all ICBC customers, and that’s everyone who owns a vehicle, are paying additional insurance premiums to boost government revenues. This is not a commercial transaction — it’s a tax grab, hidden in the guise of insurance costs. There is no real need to have government operate a car insurance company that forces all drivers to buy at least basic car insurance. If there was true competition most good drivers would see their premiums reduced. They most certainly would not be paying an additional amount to the insurance company which ends up in government coffers. ICBC has been mismanaged by both the NDP and the Liberals. It should be sold off, but that won’t happen any time soon. Drivers will just keep paying more than they should for car insurance. – Black Press
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he B.C. government’s emergency committee on timber supply has produced its report, but it leaves many of the big questions unanswered. Can the Burns Lake sawmill, destroyed by fire last winter, be given enough timber to rebuild? It’s likely, committee members concluded, if areas that are currently considered “marginally economic” are harvested. With nearly half the pine in that region dead from beetle infestation, and much of the better timber already cut, that means harvesting areas that would produce only about two thirds of the volume that is currently considered economical to log. Will eight more sawmills have to close once the beetle-killed timber becomes too degraded to cut in the next few years? Committee members hold out hope extending the cut to less economic timber stands can reduce this impact as well. But with the current cut far above historical levels to maximize beetle-kill harvest, some industry contraction seems inevitable. All this depends on adequate
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forest inventory and investment in replanting, fertilizing and provision of additional roads and power lines that would allow access to timber and potential bioenergy development. And that is where the political fight lies ahead. The timber supply committee delivered a unanimous report, despite the harsh divisions between the B.C. Liberal and NDP members who serve on it. NDP forest critic Norm Macdonald, vice chair of the committee, agreed it did good work during the seven months it has toured affected areas of the B.C. Interior. But he said the roots of the problem go back a decade, to when the B.C. Liberals started reducing support for forest health just as the beetle epidemic was spreading.
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Ten years ago the government removed the obligation for the province to reforest areas affected by disease and fire. This was not only at the peak of the epidemic, it was one year before devastating wildfires raced through the Interior in the summer of 2003. “In 2002, the government removed its obligation to replant those areas, and cut the budget by 90 per cent,” Macdonald told me. “The three-year budget that’s in front of us is keeping on the downward slide, and it’s not what people in communities are saying is the answer. So that has to change.” The opposition, the auditor general and various forest experts have been blasting the government for the degraded state of the timber inventory, at a time when environmental changes have been sweeping. Steve Thomson, minister of the newly amalgamated forests, lands and natural resource operations ministry, points to the urgent efforts to upgrade the government’s detailed picture of the state of the forests, so it can consider new cutting, planting and fertilizing efforts. But there’s no denying he
came to the job in a crisis that will take more spending in the future, and he will have a hard time finding it as Finance Minister Kevin Falcon looks to balance the books for the 2013 election. If nothing else, the pine beetle epidemic has forced the B.C. government to consider some of the intensive forest management that we hear about in Scandinavia, one of those places that supplies B.C. with wood furniture. And it has prompted renewed interest in offering new forest tenures to aboriginal communities with unresolved resource claims. Under current law, the government can only direct award new forest tenures to aboriginal communities. So part of the committee’s proposed solution is to “expedite negotiations” with the Burns Lake First Nations to give them a chance to harvest some of the marginally economic forest areas that remain. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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WHY ARE WE STUCK WITH SKYTRAIN? The ongoing SkyTrain versus light rail debate continues in the lower mainland, which is curious because elsewhere modern LRT made SkyTrain obsolete over two decades ago. Has anyone at TransLink or the SkyTrain lobby noticed that no one builds with SkyTrain anymore? Over 33 years being on the market, only seven have been built. Compare this with over 150 new light rail lines being built during the same period! It’s not SkyTrain, rather it’s the family of driverless lightmetros that have been made obsolete by LRT simply because you can operate LRT as lightmetro, on a grade separated guideway like Seattle, yet retain the ability to operate as lightrail or a streetcar on the same route if need be. This inherent flexibility of
modern light rail made the much more expensive SkyTrain fit for only small people-mover type systems. SkyTrain is driverless and as a result costs more to operate than LRT because instead of drivers, SkyTrain has attendants—over 250 of them at last count and with more technical employees needed for smooth operation. Combined with SkyTrain’s huge construction costs, SkyTrain is a very bad bargain. The SkyTrain mini-metro system has become a pariah of transit systems, yet TransLink, which is sinking fast in a quicksand of debt, still plans for more. Can’t any civic or provincial politicians draw a straight line from SkyTrain to TransLink’s financial chaos? Evidently not. Today, modern light rail has proven to carry more people, faster, at a far cheaper cost than SkyTrain. Malcolm Johnston Delta
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What can you take from the experience in training for the next four years? And what did you learn from the experience that you can apply in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro? I now know the procedure to check in and warm up, which was all new to me. There were also technical changes that I saw in film that I need to change for next time. I am constantly learning and these Games may be my greatest learning experience athletically to date. What’s next for you training wise? And are you going to concentrate full time on the javelin, or will you also be going to school or working? I will be returning to school hopefully in January. I am still unsure as to what I want to study but I know that I will eventually want to coach and stay involved in track and field. How I can make that work and make a living I don’t know, but maybe it is time to get creative! I have a large appreciation and passion for the sport and I am getting so much from it that I feel privileged to be able to share my knowledge and experience eventually. Lots more to do in my own career but I feel it is a path I will continue down for a long time to come. How did the family enjoy the experience, and did you get to communicate with them much? How did they react to your performance?
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were so exciting. Not going to lie, the Spice Girls and the Monty Python bit were my two favourite parts. It was great to be down with the athletes and get to blow off some steam after a very exhausting and emotional two-week experience. To top it all off I got to meet Russell Brand on my way out of the stadium! Did you get to talk to Christine Sinclair? I did get to talk to her after she was named flag bearer for the closing ceremonies. We both congratulated each other and had a nice talk about some mutual Burnaby friends. It was pretty cool getting to see her there and see her much deserved success recognized by the Canadian Olympic Committee so she could carry our flag.
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Sewell says he was frustrated. He still wasn’t feeling well and he didn’t know what was wrong. “Your emotions are going crazy.” A second biopsy in January finally produced a diagnosis: testicular cancer. Most commonly seen in men aged 20-39 years, Sewell’s doctor had no explanation why it had struck him much later. Just plain bad luck he said, but it was highly curable. From February to April, he endured three rounds of chemotherapy. He felt sick, he lost his hair. His energy depleted, he came to rely on friends to help him manage his daily routines. “You take so much for granted,” says Sewell. “Life isn’t normal, you feel so useless.” Unable to work regularly, he lost himself in comedy shows on TV. He spent a lot of time filling out paperwork to get reimbursed for his medical expenses. “There’s so much you have to go through besides the physical side,” says Sewell. “It just added to the stress.”
By May he was strong enough to get some of his independence back. In June, after more tests, his doctor shook his hand and told him as far as he was concerned, the chemotherapy had done its job. In July he got the all-clear. But, says Sewell, he knows he’ll never really be in the clear. “There’s always that one per cent chance when you go see the doctor.” That’s why he’s eager to get his sneakers back on and at least walk the five kilometre route around Burnaby’s Central Park; he wants to do his part to help improve those odds even more. “It will be a long five km, but it will give me time to pause and think,” says Sewell. “It means everything to me.” This year’s Terry Fox Run will be held Sunday, Sept. 16 at Swangard Stadium. Registration begins at 9 a.m., ceremonies an hour later and the run commences at 10:20 a.m. Pre-registration isn’t required, nor is there any minimum donation. For more information, or to volunteer, contact Anna at 604-716-2693 or email@example.com
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David Black shows a sample of thick bitumen from the Alberta oil sands. His proposal would keep diluted bitumen from being shipped in bulk from the B.C. coast.
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A Victoria businessman is heading up a proposal to build a $13-billion oil refinery in Kitimat. David Black, chairman and owner of Black Press, announced Friday he wants to build a world scale oil refinery at Kitimat, B.C. Black told a news conference in Vancouver Friday he is submitting an environmental assessment application to build a “world scale” oil refinery on behalf of Kitimat Clean Ltd., a company owned by Black. The application to the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office is expected this fall. The proposed refinery would be big enough to process all the diluted bitumen carried by Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. Black said he has had extensive discussions with Enbridge and other players in the Canadian oil industry, but none has so far offered to back the project. Black said he will use his own money to finance the proposal through environmental assessment, which he expects to cost several million dollars. After that, he said investors would be needed to complete it, assuming both the refinery and the pipeline receive approval. He has had preliminary meetings with Kitimat and Terrace councils, as well as the Haisla and Kitselas First Nations in the region. The proposed site is a 3,000-hectare Crown industrial property between Terrace and Kitimat. Kitimat Mayor Joanne Monaghan spoke by phone to the news conference, offering encouragement for the proposal. But Black acknowledged he does not yet have formal support from communities or investors. “I see myself as a catalyst to make this happen,” said Black, who first proposed the idea
to the province and the industry seven years ago when he was chairman of the B.C. Progress Board. Black is working with Glenn McGinnis, a consulting engineer and former manager of the Ioco oil refinery in Port Moody. “We want it [the Kitimat refinery] to be the cleanest and greenest upgrading and refining site in the world,” McGinnis said. The refinery would produce 240,000 barrels per day of diesel, 100,000 barrels per day of gasoline and 50,000 barrels per day of kerosene or aviation fuel, refined from heavy oil. Among those attending the news conference was Art Sterritt, executive director of the Coastal First Nations, a group in the Kitimat area that has strongly opposed the pipeline proposal. Sterritt disputed Black’s assertion that a B.C. refinery “solves half of the problem” with exported oil by shipping refined gasoline, jet fuel and diesel in tankers instead of heavy crude. Those products have their own risks, Sterritt said. Black pointed out that without marine shipments of those fuels, the remote coastal communities Sterritt represents would not be able to function. The lighter fuel products are still an environmental hazard, but they dissipate much more quickly and do not persist for many years like spilled heavy crude, he said. NDP energy critic John Horgan was also skeptical. “At this point, it’s a proposal without business partners and without First Nations and local community support,” Horgan said. “It doesn’t change our position [opposing] the Enbridge Northern Gateway project.” Black said the refinery will mean nearly 6,000 construction jobs over a five-year period, 3,000 permanent jobs at the refinery and tax revenue for various levels of government.
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Canada, with five boys from Burnaby, was ousted from the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., on Monday. The team from Hastings Community Little League, whose catchment area includes North Burnaby up to Sperling Ave., and north of the Lougheed Highway, was edged 4-3 by Curacao. It was their second loss in the double-knockout tournament after being beaten 8-3 by a Panamanian team Sunday. On Monday, Curacao took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning with a run off Hastings starter Cole Dalla-Zanna of Burnaby. Two Burnaby boys then combined to tie the game in the bottom of the third with Steven Moretto driving in leadoff hitter Kobly Buljevic.
Hastings then took a 3-1 lead on a home run by first baseman Noah Hanson-Stafford of Burnaby in the bottom of the fourth. But Dalla-Zanna couldn’t hold the lead surrendering three runs in the top of the fifth. Canada won its opening game downing Mexico 13-9 on Friday. Moretto had three singles, drew two walks, including a base-loaded one in the sixth inning, and scored twice. Dalla-Zanna scored four runs getting on base twice with hits and twice with walks. Dalla-Zanna started the game and was tagged with two earned runs, one hit and three walks in one-plus inning of pitching. Buljevic had a hit and drove in a run as well as making some nifty defensive plays at third base. Carson Ho from Burnaby had a hit, a walk and scored two runs.
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Kimberley Newell of Burnaby made 32 saves and blanked the American shootout shooters as Canada defeated the United States 5-4 in the deciding game of a three-game under-18 women’s hockey exhibition series in Blaine, Minn., on Sunday. Newell did not play in the second game, won 3-1 by the U.S. on Saturday, but did in the opener Friday when she
backstopped the Canadians to a 3-2 victory. Newell, a product of St. Thomas More Collegiate who played major midget boys hockey for the Kootenay Ice last season, made 41 saves as the U.S. outshot Canada 43-27 in the first game. “I did expect our team to be slow, it’s our first time together as a team and we’ve travelled a long way to get here,” Newell,
16, told the Canadian Press. “I thought our team started slow in the first, but we came out stronger in the second and third to take it to them.” In the final game Sunday, Canada held a 4-1 lead with five minutes remaining in the third period before bursting out with there goals in a span of 3:13. The under-18 world championship will be held in Vierumaki, Finland in January.
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One Act Play Competition: The 2012 BC Seniors Games in Burnaby presents a one-act play competition featuring theatre groups from Langley, Victoria, Surrey and Port Coquitlam. When: Thursday and Friday, Aug. 23 and 24, 1:30 p.m. Where: James Cowan Theatre, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby. Tickets: Free. Reservations and info: 604-205-3000 or boxoffice@ burnaby.ca.
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Steve Dawson concert: Two-time Juno Award winner Steve Dawson is an indelible fixture on the Canadian music scene as a producer, musician and songwriter. He performs as part of the Hyack Festival Association’s Concerts on the Quay series. When: Sunday, Aug. 26, 2 to 5 p.m. Where: On the boardwalk between River Market and the Fraser River D i s c ov e r y C e n t r e, Westminster Quay, New Westminster.
Gotye: With guests Chairlift Jonti. When: Friday, Aug. 31, 6:30 p.m. Where: Deer Lake Park, Burnaby. Tickets: $45 plus service charges, at www. livenation.com, 1-855-985-5000 or Ticketmaster outlets.
EVENTS Burnaby Farmers’ Market: Organized by Artisan Farmers Market Society. Organic and conventional produce, baking, honey, meat, fish, cheese and other food vendors, as well as artisans selling their products. Book exchange, live music, kids play area, newspaper reading area. When: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Oct. 27. Where: North parking lot at Burnaby City Hall, 4949 Canada Way, at Deer Lake Parkway. Info: Lyn at 604-628-8226 or 604-318-0487, or www.artisanmarkets.ca. One-day rafting adventure: Fraser River Discovery Centre presents a one-day rafting adventure with Fraser River Raft Expeditions. Enjoy the majestic views, wildlife, and cultural history as we challenge the rapids of the Fraser. Price includes transportation to/from New Westminster, rafting the Fraser River from Boston Bar to Yale as well as light breakfast, lunch and a barbeque to wrap up the day. When: Saturday, Aug. 25. Cost: $225 per person. Register: 604-521-8401. Info: www.fraserriverdiscovery.org.
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Abra Cadabra, an ABBA tribute: From Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Fernando and Waterloo to S.O.S., Take a Chance on Me and Knowing Me Knowing You, relive the magic of ABBA. When: Friday, Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m. Where: at Massey Theatre in New Westminster. Tickets: $30 (plus charges) at Massey Ticket Centre or charge by phone 604-521-5050 or online at www. masseytheatre.com
ONGOING New Westminster and District Concert Band: Welcomes new members (10-99 years!) wanting to learn to play a musical instrument (no strings) as well as players of all levels. We have three levels of players: beginners, intermediate and seniors. When: Monday and Thursday evenings starting Sept. 6. Where: Richard McBride school gym, New Westminster. Information: www.nwdband. com or Christine, 604-526-8996.
Learn modern square dancing: Burnaby Swinging Singles Square Dance Club invites the public to learn modern square dancing, a fun, social activity and good exercise. Both singles and couples are welcome. No partner needed. Club activities include special dances, bowling, golfing, picnics and corn roasts. When: Sessions for new dancers start Wednesday, Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m. Advanced sessions are Tuesday evenings, starting Sept. 4. Where: Burnaby Lake Pavilion, 6871 Roberts St., Burnaby. Cost: First session is free; regular sessions are $6. Info: Judy at 604-723-3040 or John at 604-785-9786.
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EXPERIENCED PARTS PERSON and an Inventory Clerk are required for a progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000ft2 store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at LacLaBicheRegion.com. Send resume to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: email@example.com
Call now at 604-336-8144 to reserve an interview spot or show up with a resume on August 23rd, 2012 between 9a.m.-3p.m. only! & be guaranteed an interview.
Courses run: Tues - Thurs evenings and Saturdays
CARE AID req. F/T position, 40 hrs/week. Minimum wage. Email resume: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 778-316-2328.
NOW HIRING!!! 10 Customer Service positions available! Up to $20.00/hr paid weekly Must work well with others!!! Call Erica 604 777 2195 Qualiﬁed appliance repair technician required for busy retail store located in Nelson,BC. Competitive wage with medical plan. Drivers abstract and a criminal record check required. Call 1-888-761-3301 or email resume to email@example.com Attention Jim T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. For details visit www.t-mar.com Contact Tyson Lambert by Fax: 250-286-9502 or by Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax resume to 604-575-7771.
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283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627
ADDITIONS & RENOVATIONS Electrical, Plumbing Res/Comm. Liability Ins & WCB. 604-600-1368
CASH BACK - $10 for every pound you lose. Lose weight quickly and safely and keep it off, results guaranteed! Call Herbal Magic today! 1800-854-5176.191 GET PAID TO LOSE WEIGHT. $5,000 For Your Success Story. Personal Image TV Show. Call to Qualify: 1.888.771.7607. AVA@mertontv.ca. www.mertontv.ca.
Concrete, Forming, Framing & Siding. Crews available for new construction & additions Patrick 604-218-3064
CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT wanted for 4 days a week. Minimum 2 years experience. E-mail Resume or inquiries to: Info@haydendentistry.com
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
FASHION SALES PEOPLE
MOVING & STORAGE
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.
30 years experience, Business, Non-profit Organizations, Housing & Personal taxes, payroll. Gilles 604-789-7327, 604-946-0192 www.scorpio-consulting.com
ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING ACCOUNTING BOOKKEEPING SERVICES
F/T Sushi Chef (Burnaby) Gaya Japanese sushi. $18.75/hr. Eng. / Kor is beneficial. 3-5 yrs exp. High school grad. (604)368-0086
JOBS: Whether you’re looking to find or fill a position, this is where your search begins.
Canuel Caterers BC’s largest High School Cafeteria Company with over 50 locations is now interviewing for September. Team leader, counter attendants / cashiers / food prep, 4-8 hour shift during the school year to start at a high school near you.
Please fax resumes to: 604-528-8084 or email Cocosclothestoyou@shaw.ca Only those with these qualiﬁcations will be considered.
ARCTIC CO-OPERATIVES LTD is currently recruiting Line Cooks for Inns North hotels in Nunavut. We provide meal allowances, subsidized accommodations, and relocation assistance. Please forward your resume to: email@example.com or fax to: (204) 632-8575. Visit: www.innsnorth.com for more information.
SproUS ha w tt-S JOIN ON: CALL NEW WEST:
HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES
Part-Time Position, 1-2 weekdays, approx. 5 hours per day. Ideal for semi retired sales people. No evenings or weekends. If you enjoy fashion sales and working with seniors, this position is for you. Requirements: clothing sales exp. & own transportation. Position is for immediate start.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE S i n c e 1 9 0 3
20+ warehouse positions 19332 24th Ave. Thursday August 23 9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.
transportation is required*
STUDY.WORK. S .
QUALITY CONTROL PERSON experienced with Piping & Structural Welding needed for a growing Northern Company. Competitive wages & benefits. Please email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax 250-775-6227 or apply online: www.torqueindustrial.com.
This is your opportunity to expand your basic ECE Training and advance your career! Succeed with a Post Basic diploma in Infant Toddler and Children with Exceptionalities. OR Post Basic ECE certificates in Infant Toddler or Children with Exceptionalities. It’s Your Choice!
Job Opportunity Offers: · Great shift(s) with 3 days off! · Day or Evening Shifts Available · Warehouse experience an asset · On the job training provided · Fairly physical environment (walking, climbing and lifting up to 50 lbs.) · $10.75 per hour to start · Regular performance and wage reviews · OTHER UNIQUE PERKS!
Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Fax resumes to: 780-725-4430
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION POST BASIC NIGHT COURSE
NRI is one of Canada’s leading distribution service providers, headquartered in Kamloops, BC which mainly caters to the active sports apparel & equip. industry.
CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; email@example.com. Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103.
CONCRETE & PLACING
DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors disc. Friendly, family bus., 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408/604-299-7125
BEST RATE MOVING EXPERIENCED MOVERS W/ AFFORDABLE RATES
Starting $40/hr. LICENSED & INSURED ✶ Local & Long Distance ✶ ✶ Seniors Discount ✶
PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 32 Years Exp. Free Estimates.
604-787-8061 GET the best for your moving 24/7 From $40/hr Licensed & Insured Senior Discount 778-773-3737
Call: Rick (604) 202-5184
#1113 LOW COST ELECTRIC Panel upgrade, trouble shooting Lic & Bonded. Alfred 604-522-3435 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other ﬁnancing options available to qualiﬁed applicants.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 NewsLeader A19 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 320
MOVING & STORAGE
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 356
PATRICK’S RUBBISH REMOVAL *Landscape *Trimming *Yard Clean *Const. Clean. *ANYTHING!!! 1 Ton Truck. Call Patrick for Prompt Quality Service @ 604-808-1652.
SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!! 604.
Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988
JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly
• Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!
Interior & Exterior
• Many Years Experience
604-258-7300 cell: 604-417-5917 STAN’S PAINTING Comm. & Res. BBB, WCB.
On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed! 10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005
Always!pressure washing, window cleaning, Gutter, lawn maintains, yard clean-up. Simon 604-230-0627
KITCHEN & BATH RENO’S Tiles, Plumbing, Under ﬂoor Heating etc.
Seniors Discount Book by end of Aug. - 10% off. 25 yrs exp. Guarantee on work. Refs. (604)773-7811 or 604-432-1857
.Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting
DISPOSAL BINS Residential & Commercial Services
Running this ad for 8yrs
PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour
SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
We Recycle! GO GREEN!
Call Ian 604-724-6373
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
www.EconPro.com 604-882-2733 RECYCLE YOUR JUNK! Rubbish Removal, Caring for the Earth. Professional Quality Service at Great Rates. 604-787-8782
359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL
FIVE STAR ROOFING All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. (604)961-7505, 278-0375
Rooﬁng Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.
Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread
Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-782-9108 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com
TREE SERVICES A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports
ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582
Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $
AWD Interior/Ext Painting. Drywall/Ceiling Repairs. Call Will for a Free Estimate. (778)709-1081
604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 www.treeworksonline.ca firstname.lastname@example.org 10% OFF with this AD
BOXER puppies ready to go. 2 white/ 2 fawn. Vet ✓ tails/dewclaws, 1st shots. $875. 604-882-7477. BULL MASTIFF available for stud service. Call 604-997-2001 or 604997-9500 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 The Scrapper
AUTO FINANCING TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!
2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026
MISC. FOR SALE
VERY OLD STEAMER CHEST. North Delta. 604-591-9740
1 Bdrm Apts starting at $950 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.
GREAT STARTER HOME &/OR INVESTMENT ON RIONDEL RD. above Kootenay 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 for suitable person or couple. For info & viewing please call : 1-780-566-0707
WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-626-9647
In Latitude 49. Birch Bay. Gated 5 star complex. Reduced to $29,600. Incl. water, sewer, fncd yd & patio. Abbotsford. 778-549-7750
660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
Gable Gardens 1 & 2 bdrms, available Cable included, cat okay Walk to Highgate 604-521-3448
Coquitlam Centre Co-op 2 & 3 bedroom apartments and townhomes Available immediately $810 - $1100/month No subsidy available Close to transit, shopping & schools Email: email@example.com Or phone 604 945 5864 NEW WESTMINSTER
DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals
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CARS - DOMESTIC
2006 CHRYSLER 300, 4 dr, loaded, 77K, fresh AirCare, awesome shape, $9950. Jim 604-828-2084
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
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.
RECREATIONAL/SALE .One4YachtFractions 604.669.2248
709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL 3400sf Warehouse 641 Lougheed Hwy 3 phase, sm office, heated, 20x12 door. $2900m. 604-504-1825
HOMES FOR RENT
1983 Dodge ext van, wide body raised roof, camperized runs gd, needs lots of sm work. New tires Lots of upgrades Pics avail $1500/obo. 604-996-8734
BURNABY exec. home on Mona Ave. 4 bdrm. & den, 4 baths, new appl., $2800 mo. Sept 1. C.21Prudential 604-351-9452 MAPLE RIDGE, 1650sf 3bdrm rancher off Dewdney, nr Garibaldi high schl, lge yd, ample prkg, Sept1 $1425. NS/NP. 604-941-3259.
COQUITLAM RV / BOAT & MISC. STORAGE
1989 Chev Getaway van raised roof, new tires, no rust. P/W, alarm, runs good. Pic’s avail. $1550. 604-996-8734 .the canadianbarassoc dial a lawyer
Safe & Secure.
604.941.8635 1991 Class A MOTORHOME
Coquitlam Princess Cres clean 2bdrm 2bath nr Coq Ctr college, np/ns $1250 Sept1 604-941-3259
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
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
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 1-888-936095.
2011 NISSAN VERSA 4/dr h/back, auto, 25,000/km, red, many options, $8700/firm. 604-538-9257.
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
236 - 8th St. Bachelor, 1, 2 & 3 bdrm suites for rent. Includes heat / hot water and cable. Close to Massey Theatre, Douglas College, Royal City Mall.
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. MAPLE RIDGE West 1 bdrm gr/lvl, parking, share w/d. N/S. $750 incl utils/cbl. Avail Sept1. 604-463-7487
TRUCKS & VANS
2000 Windstar SEL, mini van 5 dr. exc cond. loaded, a/c $2500 obo. Pictures avail. 604-996-8734. 2008 FORD 350, diesel. Black. 3 yr warranty left. $27,000. Call 604589-6032 or 604-807-6022. 2008 FORD F150 regular cab 2 whl dr 8ft box auto V6 only 14,000kms, silver $10,500 firm 604-538-4883
STEEL BUILDING - HUGE CLEARANCE SALE! 20X24 $4,658. 25X28 $5,295. 30X40 $7,790. 32X54 $10,600. 40X58 $14,895. 47X78 $19,838. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.
FOR SALE BY OWNER
FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal
MAPLE PLACE TOWERS
BLUEBERRIES. U-PICK $1.30 lb. WE-PICK $2.00 lb. 19478 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Pitt Mead. 763-2808
DEEDED RV LOT #5 • Tree & Stump Removal • Certiﬁed Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~
FRUIT & VEGETABLES
640 Tree removal done RIGHT!
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
1977 CADILLAC Eldorado Biarritz, mint. All original, no accidents. Garage kept. Loaded, 425cu. in. V8 engine. 92,000 miles. Must be seen. $7500. (604)535-1602.
• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331
POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING
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
Right off the boat, whole fish cleaned. $7.50 per lb. Min order 12 lbs. Ready early September. Email or call with the number of lbs you’d like & contact information. We will be contacting everyone prior to the boat’s arrival with times and locations. Nr Fraser Surrey Docks. Call: (778) 298-3761 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
VERY OLD STEAMER CHEST. North Delta. 604-591-9740
ANTIQUES & VINTAGE
MATTRESSES starting at $99
Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.
AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.
WorkSafeBC insured. • Portable Toilets • Fencing • Containers • Waste Management • Storage
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
Special OFFER !! see..
Two Registered German Shepherd Males. Excellent breeding lines. $800 each. Serious inquiries only. Call 604-869-3349.
Residential & Commercial
(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls. Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed.
BUDGET PAINTING, 25% Off Special, Int,Ext,Res,Comm, 15 Yrs Experience, Excellent Refer- ences, Senior Discounts, Free Es- timates, 1(604)619-1517
A New Pillowtop Mattress Set Still in Packaging! Can Deliver! $150 - Call: 604-484-0379
P/B Choc. lab puppies, 5 left, born June 27, CKC reg. vet✓ $750. 604217-6551 or 604-825-1730.
EXPERT POWER www.expertpowerwashing.com
Mode-34 SI. Ford chasse, 460CID engine SFI, 4 spd, auto. trans (with over drive) Power steering, power brakes, disk brakes on 4 wheels, tilt st. wheel, a/c, cruise, burner range, oven, double sink & many more extras. A must see! Original owner. Under 70,000 miles.
Price $19,950. Henry 604-309-6012
A20 NewsLeader Wednesday, August 22, 2012
It All Starts With Fresh Ingredients With a healthy selection and locally sourced produce, meat, and dairy, Habenfresh is proud to serve you as your new neighbourhood grocer!
Weâ€™re open to serve you from 8AM - 9PM, 7 days a week!
Special Promotion starts from August 22 - August 26, 2012
0.69 / lb Local Okanagan
4 for 1 Local Chilliwack
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0.99 / ea Organic Chestnut
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2.79 / lb Whole