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Anyone who operates a washing machine literally the size of a railway car is pretty serious about laundry. And having two such machines, just metres apart and operating 15 hours a day, seven days a week, makes for quite the laundry room. Ron Graham can barely be heard above the rumbling of activity as
he gives a visitor a tour of K-Bro Linen Systems Inc. At 65,000 square feet, bigger than a football field, this is the larger of two company laundry warehouses in Burnaby that provide linens, linen delivery and linen-cleaning services to 18 hospitals and care facilities in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. K-Bro serves most major hospitals, with just a few exceptions: Langley Memorial, Peace Arch, St. Paul’s and Riverview. While busy hospital staff may think nothing of the stuff they toss
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into the laundry hamper in the corner of the room or down the hall, there’s a massive engineering project behind the scenes that supports a critical area of medical care. The operation has nothing in common with a household laundry room—not when there are four tractor-trailer units parked outside the loading bays. Among the incoming piles to be processed: Assorted bedsheets, pillow cases, incontinence underpads, IV gowns, pajamas, towels, robes, washcloths, uniforms,
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Station Square Cinemas closed on Labour Day, Sept. 3, marking the end of an era for local moviegoers. The sevenscreened theatre opened in December 1988, back when neighbouring Save-On-Foods was arguably the latest and greatest in local supermarkets and DVDs had yet to emerge, not to mention the Internet. “Really, it’s just a matter of a lease that had expired and the theatre itself didn’t really meet any longer our standards,” said Mike Langdon, director of communications for the theatre operator, Cineplex Entertainment. “We have a nearby theatre at Metropolis that will serve the community, so it just didn’t meet our standards and with the lease expiring it was the ideal opportunity to move on.” Station Square was a “smaller theatre that didn’t really meet the standards that we’re see Dolphin, a3
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aiming for so it was just an opportunity to close it down and really shift the focus to Metropolis,” Langdon said, referring to its Silvercity theatre at Metropolis at Metrotown. The theatre’s 15 staff were all offered jobs at the company’s other theatres, so there were no job losses in the closure, he noted. Langdon said the upcoming redevelopment of Station Square mall was not a factor in the decision. That project will transform the almost-12-acre site, adding a proposed five towers for office and residential use, ranging in height from 35 to 57 storeys. Burnaby’s other remaining theatre, the Dolphin Cinema at 4555 Hastings St., is also slated for redevelopment into a four-storey mixeduse project. While the theatre continues to operate, the developer, Heights Entertainment, has proposed that the project include 11 accessible rental units for people with disabilities through a partnership with the Vancouver Resource Society.
Burnaby Public Library wrapped up its annual summer reading club Saturday with a celebration at the Bob Prittie Metrotown branch that included a pancake breakfast, games and activities and performances by the Metropolitan Concert Band. More than 6,250 kids participated in the program this year, and more than 700 received medals for reading at least 50 days during the holidays. Clockwise from top left, a member of the Metropolitan Concert Band performs at the ceremony, which was themed “Strange... but true.” Fernando Lu, 5, blows bubbles at the wrap-up celebration. Samantha Wepruk, 5, digs into her pancakes. Burnaby firefighter Travis Weir and retired firefighter Dick Harman, 90, flip pancakes.
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Every two minutes, one 75-kilogram hamper (called a “sling” in-house) is opened, dropping its soiled contents into a slot on one side of the roof of one of the aforementioned “railway cars.” The tunnel washer has compartments for 16 such 75-kilogram loads, and washes them more or less in tandem, like a giant screw moving through a tube—all in all, 3,600 kilograms (8,400 pounds) of laundry per hour for both tunnels. Graham, the general manager and a K-Bro veteran who started as a company truck driver in Toronto 26 years ago, says that comparisons with household detergents, both in terms of ingredients and quantities, are meaningless. Consumer detergents such as Tide, he explains, are “built” detergents with all ingredients for general use already in them. K-Bro instead uses six different liquid chemicals (fed into the washers from enormous vats) and 60 programmed formulas for different linen materials (from cotton to polyester to more exotic surgical micro-fibres) and varying amounts of soiling (including blood, urine, feces and other fluids). The six chemicals: • Alkali: Breaks down the solid waste; • Detergent: The soap suds help lift and separate the dirt materials during washing; • Bleaching agent: Hydrogen peroxide, chlorine or citric acid; • Optical brightener: Makes the whites a little bluer than true white; • Fabric softener; and • Souring agent: Adjusts the pH level to between 5.0 and 6.5 – slightly acidic, closer to the acidity of human skin, to make
the linens more comfortable. (The municipal water supply is slightly alkaline, says Graham. “That’s something people don’t think about at home”). With economy of scale and some nifty technology, all of this is better for the environment than in-house washing that used to be the norm in hospitals. For one thing, the continuous-batch tunnel washer uses one-sixth of the water (per volume of laundry) of a conventional centrifugal washer. Fewer chemicals are used, since they’re custom-tailored for specific wash loads so as to clean well but not over-wash. The company also has a heat reclamation system in the boiler room—municipal water coming in is heated by outgoing water, and outgoing water is cooled by incoming municipal water (though the two sources are never mixed together). As a load finishes its 32-minute wash through the tunnel, it’s squeezed-pressed into a hockey puck more than a metre wide before being sent via conveyer belt to one of seven dryers linked to each of the two washers. After drying, washes are sent to another section of the warehouse, where dozens of workers sort, inspect, iron, fold and wrap the linens for shipping. A few stubborn items
are treated and re-washed. A separate, isolated room is used to carefully inspect cloths used in surgery for holes or tears. Even though it’s possible for one item to be processed from hospital to laundry and back in 48-72 hours, the entire laundry process will take seven days in a complex chain of pick-up, sorting, washing, more sorting, storage, shipping and distribution. One random washcloth sent from Surrey Memorial might end up in Vancouver General Hospital the following week, admits Graham. That’s because the company pools most linens—K-Bro actually owns virtually all the items they wash—and redistributes them as needed. It’s all part of a service contract with four regional health agencies that has several staff members at each hospital every day watching inventory and redistributing linens to the departments. At Surrey Memorial, there are four K-Bro members (out of a staff of about 220) on at any one time, and on average, one tractor-trailer unit of laundry comes out each day; VGH fills three trucks per day. Graham admits that hospital laundry is something most people don’t think about. “The system would break down without us.”
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The Vancouver Whitecaps’ new training facility will be built at the University of British Columbia with Burnaby appearing to be runner-up in the competition for the $32.5-million project. The soccer team had been seeking a site since a proposal for a $31.5-million project in John Oliver Park in Delta fell through in January 2010. Funding for that project included a $17.5-million grant from the province. Last week, the club announced it had chosen UBC as the site of the planned National Soccer Development Centre (NSDC), which will include a state-of-the-art fieldhouse and five new, refurbished or improved soccer fields. UBC is providing the land, while the Whitecaps are covering $15 million of the cost. The provincial government will contribute up to $14.5 million with the agreement allowing the team to request up to a further $3 million from Victoria in 10 years for resurfacing of artificial turf fields. Construction of the facility is expected to create more than 170 direct jobs and 90 indirect jobs. More than 50 per cent of playing time at the facility will be for community use, as well as for UBC’s soccer teams, BC Soccer, and as the west coast base for Canada’s national teams. The NSDC will also help Vancouver attract and host major events, including the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. While a site in Burnaby’s Central Valley was being seriously considered, Team president Bob Lenarduzzi said in an interview that “what it came down to in the end was just available space and UBC were able to come up with enough space. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to do the same in Burnaby.” Burnaby city hall wasn’t able to offer up land to the same extent as UBC as it needed to balance its priorities with city taxpayers, he said. “We spent a lot of time with Burnaby looking at what the options could be and their
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concern was that in providing [land to the Whitecaps] that there might be less available for recreational use.” Lenarduzzi explained that the team was looking for a site where all the components of its training facility could be located in one spot, something that wasn’t possible in Burnaby. At UBC, as an added bonus, the team will also be able to utilize existing artificial turf fields at adjacent Thunderbird Stadium, which is the same surface they play on at B.C. Place. The team plans to base all its operations out of the new UBC facility, including its youth residency teams which are currently based out of Burnaby Central secondary. Lenarduzzi said there will be a transition period during construction with everything moved to the Point Grey campus within a couple of years. For decades the Whitecaps, and its predecessor team, the 86ers, used Swangard Stadium as its home field. That changed a few years ago when the current incarnation of the team
moved to B.C. Place. The team will continue to have a presence, albeit reduced, in Burnaby at the two artificial turf fields it built at Simon Fraser University several years ago. That was the actual start of the team’s training centre and will still be used by its development squads. “On the women’s side we’ll likely play some games at Swangard still in the future,” he added. He noted that he spoke with Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan about the decision before the announcement was made. “We had a good conversation and he was very understanding as were we understanding of their situation as well. So I’m pleased that we’ve made the decision but still with a good relationship with Burnaby because we’ve been there for a long time and we’ll likely be involved in Burnaby for years to come at different levels.” Corrigan did not respond to requests for an interview before the NewsLeader’s press time.
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The abandonment of MLAs from the governing B.C. Liberal Party continued this past week, capped by Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom’s surprise announcement last Tuesday. That came merely hours before Premier Christy Clark was going to name her new cabinet and followed Joan McIntyre and Rob Howard, who earlier in the day let it be known that they also will not be running in next May’s provincial election. That now brings the total to 13 Liberal MLAs – including senior cabinet minsters – who will be leaving politics rather than run the risk of losing their seats in a vote, or sit as a member of the official opposition. It doesn’t include the three others who quit and one who defected to the upstart Conservatives. Announcements like these are common as another election approaches. And compared to previous elections, the numbers are similar regardless of the party’s fortunes at the time. But in this case, the analogy of fleeing a sinking ship sticks with many people. And the question for Premier Christy Clark is, how much more water can the B.C. Liberals take on? Her party, according to the latest Ipsos-Reid poll, trails the NDP by 20 percentage points. Can Clark right the ship? Not with everybody jumping off, nine months before an election. This coming election is shaping up like the one in 2001, when the governing NDP was left with only two elected members. Clark’s failing has been her inability to unite the centre-right with the B.C. Conservatives, and her cohorts know it. She seems to be the leader of the Liberal party in name only. Clark can stay and fight to the end, but for the good of the party, the time for a change has arrived. More than a change in name is required. —Black Press
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Towns tackle modern problems VICTORIA – Local politicians are preparing for their annual convention, to be held Sept. 25-28 here in the provincial capital. One of the first orders of business this year will be a vote to raise the dues paid by local governments to the Union of B.C. Municipalities, to cover rising travel costs for staff to serve on provincial committees. The plan is also to change the name to Union of B.C. Local Governments, to reflect the participation of regional districts and aboriginal communities. So what do these committees and conferences accomplish? The UBCLG, as it will soon be known, is mainly a lobby group for local politicians to seek changes to federal and provincial laws to keep up with changing times. The resolutions offer a snapshot of modern problems facing local governments. A major theme is public safety, and this year it is the Columbia Shuswap Regional District renewing a long-standing plea for more provincial policing money for rural communities. Surrey has a resolution seeking
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better notice and control of a growing number of medical marijuana licences issued by Ottawa. Local fire and police departments end up dealing with licensed grow-ops that spring up quietly and create electrical hazards, or expand production beyond their licences as this stealth legalization continues. Pitt Meadows, home to a Hells Angels clubhouse and drug-related crime familiar to most urban communities, wants B.C. to follow Alberta’s lead and give police authority to remove known gang members from bars and clubs. Gangs tend to adopt certain establishments, and there isn’t much the owners or police can do about it. This year, the debate may go further. Metchosin is seeking support to call on Ottawa to decriminalize marijuana, ending a “failed policy which has cost
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millions of dollars in police, court, jail and social costs.” No chance of that under the Stephen Harper government, but it’s worthwhile to send the message. Another long-shot demand, sparked by the abduction of three-year-old Kienan Hebert of Sparwood last year, is for Ottawa to make its sex offender registry public for convicted repeat offenders. Ashcroft councillors want to give emergency services authority to deal with another modern hazard: hoarding. Yes folks, it’s more than just a show on TV that exposes a creepy side effect of our bloated North American consumer culture. The Ashcroft resolution notes that obsessively piling stuff to the rafters is a growing problem. And as with marijuana grow ops, “local governments have little or no authority to enforce compliance with health and safety standards when a building is owner occupied.” Another First World problem is the “pocket dialing” of 9-1-1 by mobile phones. This is more than just a nuisance, because local emergency services are obliged to respond to every
call. And mobile phones can’t be traced to their location with any precision, creating timeconsuming searches that weaken response to real emergencies. Other resolutions tackle complex and important issues, such as the effect of hydro development on municipal water supplies. But alas, most will be lost in the convention noise, overshadowed by posturing over matters best left alone. Last year’s convention featured the low comedy of delegates voting with wireless devices to condemn smart meters, after displaying ignorance of the subject. This year, in addition to factually challenged railing about oil tankers, there will be a tough stance taken against shark’s fin soup, which will no doubt strike fear into the Chinese fishing fleet. Once delegates vote themselves more taxpayers’ money to run this show, perhaps they should keep their grandstanding to a minimum. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press.
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Time to end BCTF’s deceptive claims I hope the BCTF and their president, Susan Lambert, can learn to get along better with Don McRae, the new Minister of Education, than they did with previous ministers. I, for one, am getting very tired of hearing Ms. Lambert claiming that education funding in B.C. has been cut when it has not been. Over the past decade (i.e. since the 2000/01 school year) education funding in B.C. has been increased by $1.4 billion. That’s a 26 per cent increase. This funding increase is particularly noteworthy when you consider that there are now 63,000 fewer students in B.C.’s education system than a decade ago. And that’s not all. On top of the $1.4 billion in increased education operating funding (i.e. to pay teachers and staff), the province has also spent another $2.1 billion to build 93 new or replacement schools, to acquire 22 new school sites, to renovate 27 schools, and to add on to another 150 schools. How, in good conscience, can a professional body like the BCTF (one that seeks respect and support from the public, and presumably the same from the Minister of Education) characterize a significant increase in education funding, along with significant investments in new schools, as a decrease in education funding and somehow claim it to be a cut? The BCTF should take this opportunity to start fresh with a new education minister and work on building a better relationship. And if you ask me, it has to start with honesty and an end to deceptive, self-serving claims of the BCTF. Monika Bonney Burnaby
AND NOW FOR A LITTLE CONTEXT The author of the above letter seems to have bought the “more funding than ever” myth perpetuated by government in the media over the last several years, while districts struggle to balance budgets and agonize over which services to cut. And cut they have! The increase in funding since
2001 needs to be considered in the context of inflation, expanded but unfunded mandates for school boards, and the changing composition of the student population. The 26 per cent increase in funding cited by the author of the letter barely keeps pace with basic inflation, even before considering other cost pressures. Teachers are not alone in expressing concerns. The 2010 report by Saanich School District (SD63) showed a significant provincial funding shortfall, after accounting for declining enrolment, due to new cost pressures over the decade. BC Association of School Business Officials (BCASBO) identified major cost pressures facing school districts in 2010– 11, estimating a $300 million funding shortfall. Since then many districts have continued to experience significant budget shortfalls, resulting in ongoing cuts to K–12 programs and services. The ministry states in an Aug. 28, 2012 bulletin that average per-pupil funding is up 36 per cent since 2000–01. What the ministry doesn’t admit here is that B.C. has fallen behind Canada in per student funding. In 2005–06, operating expenditures per student in B.C. was $131 above the national average. By 2009–10, per-student funding in B.C. was $412 below the national average. In fact, B.C. lags behind other provinces in improving funding support for public schools. B.C. ranks at or near the bottom in terms of the percentage increase in education expenditures, in all key areas measured by StatsCan. For evidence of the impact of chronic underfunding on B.C. schools, one needs only to look at the 196 schools closed across B.C., the 3,188 classes with more than 30 students, the 12,651 classes with four or more designated special needs students (an increase of about 3,000 such classes since 2006– 07) and the loss of thousands of teaching positions over the decade. Regardless of who is minister of education, the Clark government needs to rethink its position on funding, and restore
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GOOD CHANGES IN THE HEIGHTS It appears that the action being taken by the city is finally having an effect on the traffic in the Heights. When I moved to my home on Oxford Street 10 years ago it was risking your life to try to cross the street during rush hour. There would be a steady stream of cars all doing in excess of 60 km/h. Not anymore. Few commuters use Oxford Street now and those that do travel at a much slower speed. The primary cause is the number of speed bumps that have been installed as a result of local improvement initiatives initiated and paid for by residents. However the new 40 km/h speed limit will also have an effect as does the limited number of roundabouts that have been installed, and the increase in two-way and fourway stop corners. The result, at least in our part of the Heights, has been a substantial improvement in quality of life, and for this I thank the city. Garth Evans, Burnaby
LET’S MAKE A DEAL Re: Deal setter for Burnaby? (NewsLeader, Aug. 31) It seems unbelievable that CUPE has yet to request a start to negotiations and the City of Burnaby has not even got to the stage of deciding who is going to bargain on its behalf. The contract expired eight months ago, and New Westminster already has an agreement with its workers in place. New West’s 6.75 percent over four years seems reasonable from a taxpayer’s point of view compared to the previous contract. Rick McGowan, Burnaby
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it to embark on the much election issue. broader transit expansion local He said Lekstrom, although mayors say is necessary. overruled by Clark in the debate “What was once a promising on new funding, “established transportation future for Metro a lot of goodwill” with the Vancouver has turned into an mayors, despite coming from unsatisfying debacle until new B.C.’s far northeast. leadership emerges,” he said. Langley City Mayor Peter Mayors had sought either Fassbender, vice-chair of the a vehicle levy, road pricing mayors council, said a change or other new sources to fund in minister can be disruptive expansion but Premier Christy Clark ruled them Peter Fassbender, Mayor of Langley City all out until I don’t think we need to lose a beat in terms of after an audit the priorities. of TransLink finances, due to report soon. Meanwhile, the hole to but he has great confidence fill through cost-cutting has in Polak, a longtime ally in deepened, with TransLink now Langley politics. estimating a $75 million annual “She is very patently aware of shortfall on its current plan. the issues South of the Fraser,” “I think it’s just a holding he said. position until the election,” he Metro mayors will keep said of Clark’s choice of Polak. pressing for TransLink “It only puts off any serious governance and funding talk of funding for Surrey or reforms, he said. Broadway rapid transit.” “I don’t think we need to Those SkyTrain or light rail lose a beat in terms of the extensions would cost billions priorities,” Fassbender said. and Price said there’s growing “I don’t think the work can pressure in Vancouver in afford to wait until the next particular for a UBC line. election.” New Democrats have given The mayors council aims to little sign of what they would table its goals for consideration do with TransLink either, by both the government and Price said, adding he hopes opposition parties ahead of the the agency’s future becomes an election.
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of Victoria. MacDiarmid, briefed on the case on her first day Margaret MacDiarmid Health Minister as health minister, said I believe that what happened she found the situation here is rare, but it needs to not “disturbing.” happen at all. She said the investigation centres on patient prescription data used to started in May, after an determine what drugs should anonymous tip to B.C. Auditor be covered by the province’s General John Doyle’s office about Pharmacare program. possible contracting irregularities. She wouldn’t say specifically The ministry looked at why people were fired, except that financial controls, employeea conflict of interest involving contractor relationships and data family members is part of the management, finding evidence investigation. of potential conflict of interest, The ministry investigation as well as inappropriate contract
VICTORIA – Four B.C. health ministry employees were fired last Thursday and two research contractors have been suspended as police investigate misuse of patient data used for drug approval research. Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid said last week the RCMP have been asked to investigate, after an internal ministry probe looked at contracting and research grant practices between ministry staff and researchers working at the University of B.C. and University
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Five single-family lots on Thurston Street are being proposed for redevelopment into a three-storey, 57-unit stacked townhouse development with underground parking. The site, at 3716, 3722, 3730, 3740 and 3748 Thurston St., between Boundary Road and Smith Avenue, is currently occupied by five houses. The proposal includes a public open space at 3716 Thurston as well as improvements to adjacent public space such as community gardens, play areas, trees and landscaping, said a city staff report. An amenity density bonus being sought by the developer, Anthem Properties Group Ltd., would add 375 square feet of floor area to the project and result in a total contribution of $50,706 to Burnaby’s
community benefit fund for Metrotown. A tree survey has identified one significant tree in the southeast corner of the site which will be retained and protected during construction. The completed project would comprise 51 two-bedroom units, ranging in size from 1,013 square feet to 1,288 square feet, and six studio units of about 510 square feet each. There would be 100 parking spaces, including 15 visitors’ spots, 57 individual secure bike lockers and bike racks to accommodate 12 visitors’ bicycles. Also being proposed for rezoning is changes to the exterior of Metropolis at Metrotown mall to accommodate a new Target store where Zellers is currently located. The Zellers is located on the south side of the mall and fronts onto Central Boulevard. Primary access is from inside the shopping centre and from the exterior east entrance, after the south exterior doors were decommissioned several years
ago, said a city staff report. The applicant, Brook Pooni Associates Inc., proposes to restore the entrance on Central Boulevard and make substantial changes the the building’s southern and easter facades, including installation of four “lifestyle graphic panels” measuring 12 feet by 18.75 feet, a stone facade at ground level and metal panelling above, a new pedestrian canopy wrapped around the building corner and wall-mounted lighting along the south side. The skyway connecting the adjacent parkade to the second floor of the retail unit will also be reinstated. Other changes, if approved, would include improvements to the exterior plaza fronting onto Central Boulevard, including new landscaping, benches and lighting. Rezoning applications for both projects will be the subject of public hearings to be held Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. in city hall council chambers.
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A woman in our office is putting on weight
We can all enjoy “comfort food” and certain meals or snacks may relax us and serve as a treat at the end of the day. In her case, the situation may be similar although there could be issues outside the workplace that are negatively affecting her emotionally. She is well aware she is gaining She may be finding solace in pounds and almost certainly it is food to the degree that is she difficult for her to acknowledge. eating to excess to “escape” from a In general, the allure of food is difficult situation such as a troubled Simon Gibson considerably more beguiling for marriage, wayward children or the women. (Men tend to be tempted need to care for an aging parent. by sex.) Many women therefore face the daily You may be aware of some of her struggle of eating too much and feeling guilty or circumstances, although based on your query I frustrated. would sense you are not close. Our society—in particular the images presented Your interest in sharing diet successes with her in television and movies—tends to value women is laudable, and I’m sure your motivations are who are extremely slender. good, but, as you imply, she could be offended if These standards are virtually unattainable for you are not careful. most women and this adds to the anguish. Could you imagine being friends with her? She According to one report, about half of North will be more open to your counsel – and respect American women are on a diet. you as an individual – if she sees you as someone There is considerable pressure for women to who genuinely cares. lose weight and no doubt your co-worker is living I’d recommend you allow a friendship to under its influence. grow and introduce the subject of her weight (It is possible although unlikely that she is – and your experience – as a natural part of a completely at ease with her current weight and it conversation. is of little concern. The fact she is getter heavier I believe you empathize with her and would like would make this assumption doubtful.) to help her lose weight. First earn the right to speak through a friendship with appropriate levels of trust and confidentiality. She will appreciate you when she knows you have her best interests in TAKE NOTICE THAT the City Council proposes to adopt Bylaw No. 13131 mind. cited as “Burnaby Highway Closure Bylaw No. 7, 2012” pursuant to Section Simon Gibson is an 40 of the Community Charter. The purpose of the proposed bylaw is to experienced university close and remove the dedication of certain portions of highway – closure professor, marketing of a portion of Hugh Drive unopened Road Right-of-Way for consolidation executive and corporate with 7400 Hugh Drive and 7399 North Fraser Way (all that portion of road writer. He has a PhD in in District Lot 166A, Group 1, New Westminster District, dedicated by Plan education from Simon 5736 containing 0.516ha) shown outlined on Reference Plan prepared by Fraser University and Gary Sundvick, B.C.L.S. : There’s a woman in our office who is obviously getting heaver. I’ve also struggled with weight and would like to speak with her. I’m not sure how to start the conversation without offending her. Your thoughts?
It is proposed to place this bylaw before City Council for consideration of Final Adoption at the regular Council Meeting scheduled for 2012 October 15. The proposed Bylaw and Plan may be inspected at the office of the City Clerk, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, British Columbia, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. and Thursdays between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Anyone who considers themselves affected by the proposed bylaw is provided an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting the bylaw to Burnaby City Council by submitting a letter addressed to: Mayor and Council, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C. V5G 1M2. All submissions must be received by the City Clerk no later than Noon, Wednesday, 2012 October 10. Maryann Manuel ACTING CITY CLERK Burnaby City Hall 4949 Canada Way Burnaby, BC V5G 1M2
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: My dad is 90 and lives on his own. He gets some meals and housekeeping support from veterans, but I worry about him living alone in case something happens. He doesn’t drive anymore and so he is quite isolated except for a few family visits. When I discuss with him about moving to a nice residence, he just grunts and says “when it’s time, I will.” That usually ends the conversation. What do you think he means?
My guess is that he means when he is forced to relocate because of medical reasons. Unfortunately, under those circumstances he may not have much say in the decisions following. The typical scenario is when an elderly person living on their own has a medical emergency
and it is determined that they can’t return to their existing place of residence, Fraser Health takes over. So unless they can afford $5,000 a month for a private long term or assisted living complex then the wait begins. Usually the road to placement is a long one and in the interim they can be in hospital for months until they find a new residence. The ideal scenario, that you already know, is that your dad takes an active role in choosing his next home in an independent/supportive residence. There he would get the meals, security, housekeeping and socializing
that is ideal for an older senior. If he should have some health issues and even lands up in the hospital, he may be able to return to this safe environment. Congratulations to seniors who take charge in making a change of residence before they are forced to by some terrible circumstance. A lot of times I hear them say, I should have done it years ago.
: My brother-in-law just celebrated his 65th birthday. He is entitled to receive a nice pension from his company, plus government pensions. In total he and my sister will have a nice income, not to mention they own a large house with no mortgage. Yet to my sister’s chagrin my brotherin-law wants to continue to work a few more years. I don’t think it is fair that people who can afford to retire, don’t. They tie up jobs that could go to others. What is your opinion?
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I’m jealous too. It would be nice to be spending money instead of trying to earn and save it for a decent retirement. Change is scary to a lot of us. Routines and status quo seems easier to deal with. In today’s economy it is worrisome to know that young people are having trouble landing decent income jobs. It may seem unfair that seniors who can afford to retire stay in the work force. For the most part seniors who continue to work need the income and we need their experience. Eve Silverman runs Age-Rite Consulting and Services, which assists older individuals through the difficulties that result from losing one’s independence. Find her at www.age-rite.com or 604377-0710. Have a question for Eve? Email age-rite@ shaw.ca or give her call.
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Her medical troubles behind her, an elderly woman is released from hospital into the care of her daughter who lives with her. But in her absence, the daughter has sold her mother’s home to buy one of her own. The new living arrangement quickly deteriorates; the daughter refuses her mother access to the phone, she’s not allowed to see her old friends, she always seems to be paying more than her share of the household expenses. The greatest challenge of elder abuse is recognizing that it’s happening says Grace Balbutin, the director of community advocacy and outreach programs for the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support. While a flimflam man selling over-priced driveway sealing to elderly homeowners might be spotted a mile away, emotional,
physical and financial abuse of seniors by those closest to them is tricky turf. The senior may not acknowledge their family member or friend is abusing them because they have a sense of obligation to help out, or they don’t see the pattern until it’s too late. And if they do suspect they’re being abused, they’re afraid to speak out because they feel it might be their own fault. “The seniors aren’t aware that it’s abuse,” says Balbutin. “They’re just trying to help and they’re doing it voluntarily, but at some point it may no longer be voluntary.” A strong support network within their own community can help give a senior some perspective into their situation, as well as provide them with the resources to do something about it. Especially if that support comes from their peers. “We know seniors respond better to their own peers,” says
Balbutin, who will be giving a presentation on building those connections within the community on Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Cameron Rec Centre in Burnaby. “A lot of older people hesitate to disclose they’re being abused because they might not know there is some help for them.” That help can come in the form of legal advice, advocacy, victim services counseling or even just regular activities and meetings with other seniors, creating a network of people looking out for each other. “A lot of older adults who are being abused are isolated,” says Balbutin. “To prevent elder abuse you have to help break the isolation, help them feel like there are resources.” Balbutin’s presentation is part of the Healthy Aging Series. It will run from 1-2:30 p.m., Sept. 27 at Cameron Rec.
RCMP to host anti-scam seminar Burnaby RCMP want to teach people how to avoid becoming victims of scams and frauds. To that end, it’s hosting presentations at Burnaby community centres: Tuesday, Sept. 18, 1 p.m. at Confederation Recreation
Complex; Tuesday, Oct. 2, 1:30 p.m. at Bonsor Recreation Complex; and Thursday, Oct. 11, 11 a.m. at Edmonds Community Centre. The presentations will be aimed at seniors, to help prevent them being taken advantage of fraudsters. Presenters are
experienced fraud investigators with the Burnaby RCMP’s Economic Crime Unit. Topics covered will include telemarketing, identity theft, personation and the financial abuse of seniors. Info: Cpl. Danielle O’Brien at 604-294-7922.
Burnaby resident wins Lougheed Sings Plans to pursue singing career Wanda Chow
Knowing who he was up against, Burnaby’s Frankie Cena was a little nervous heading into the finals of the Lougheed Sings talent competition. Sponsored by Lougheed Town Centre, the competition had been whittled down from 150 entries to 12 finalists. “Of the 12 I would say I knew probably eight of them because it’s in Burnaby, it’s my hometown, so I knew mostly who I was against,” said Cena, 20. “By the time it came
to the competition I was Estrada and Adam H. of extraordinarily nervous because Rockstar Academy. everyone was doing so, so, so Cena is thrilled with the good.” chance to meet with Adam H., He managed to take a deep who he has been performing for breath and not let his nerves in auditions since he was 14. show. The opportunity comes at just The performance paid off last the right time as Cena has just Friday when he was named the decided not to go to law school, winner, followed by at least not yet. runner-up Stephen Instead, after he video-online] graduates Scaccia, also of with a Burnaby, and in third burnabynewsleader.com commerce degree place, Jessica Zraly from the University of Coquitlam. of British Columbia in May, he Cena won a $500 gift card plans to pursue a singing career for Lougheed Town Centre, while also continuing to coach two tickets to the Sept. 30 high school debating teams. Madonna concert in Vancouver, “I need to spend a bit of time and one-on-one meetings working on my dreams.” and coaching sessions with twitter.com/WandaChow Canadian pop singer Elise
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B.C.’s new police oversight office is officially in operation, ready to take over investigations of incidents involving police that result in serious injury or death. Former U.S. prosecutor Richard Rosenthal was hired last year for the new office, after establishing similar services in Denver and Portland. Rosenthal told a news conference Monday he has hired 30 of 36 investigators, divided into four teams, who are now on call to oversee Black Press Files investigation of any major Premier Christy Clark and Justice Minister Shirley Bond introduce Richard incident involving police in Rosenthal when he was hired in December 2011 to become B.C.’s first civilian the province. About half director of police oversight. of those investigators are former police, none of whom was recommended by inquiries investigations in the Paul and previously worked in B.C. into the 2007 death of Polish Dziekanski cases eroded public Rosenthal and Justice immigrant Robert Dziekanski support. Minister Shirley Bond said at Vancouver airport, and Rosenthal said he intends to police experience is required, Frank Paul, who was removed make reports public, whether because the teams will need to from the Vancouver Police or not the IIO recommends secure crime scenes, interview drunk tank in 1998 and left charges against police officers. police and other witnesses, and unconscious in an alley. Final decisions on charges are investigate incidents involving The 2005 gunshot death made by a Crown prosecutor, off-duty police officers, of Ian Bush at the RCMP as with any other B.C. criminal including homicides. detachment in Houston, B.C. case. B.C.’s Independent was another case that pushed The IIO expects to deal with Investigations Office (IIO) is the the B.C. government to end about 100 cases involving death fourth of its kind in Canada, the practice of police incidents or serious injury in an average and has the largest civilian being investigated by other year. The office has a budget presence of any in the world, police forces. The independent of about $10 million a year, Rosenthal said. office will also bring B.C. working out of headquarters in The B.C. government RCMP officers under civilian Surrey. The existing B.C. Police committed to a civilian-led oversight. Complaints Commissioner is agency after a string of Bond said B.C. police continuing to handle public incidents involving RCMP and agencies asked for independent complaints against police forces city police forces. The office oversight after police-led in the province.
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Wo r l d o f D a n c e : The largest International Urban Dance Competition with a focus on the art of street dancing and today’s new aged choreography in a performance festival setting. When: Saturday, Sept. 15, 2
Ryoshi — Nikkei Fishermen of the BC Coast: The Nikkei National Museum presents the first exhibit on the history and significance of Japanese Canadians in the BC fishing industry. When: Sept. 15 to May 19, 2013. (Opening
on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2-5 p.m. featuring fish tales, fun activities, and delicious salmon samples). Admission by donation. Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby. Info: 604777-7000 or www.nikkeiplace. org.
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ESL Fiction Writers’ Workshop: Author Caroline Adderson guides a group of ESL writers into fiction. Participants will study examples of work from writers of diverse cultural backgrounds writing in English, then get professional help on writing stories about their own life experiences. Free workshop, participants must attend both sessions and orer e g i s t e r. When: Mondays, Sept. 17 and 24, 6-8:30 p.m. Where: Bob Prittie Metrotown library branch, Burnaby. Info: 604-436-5400.
Burnaby North Class o f 1 9 7 2 — 4 0 Ye a r Reunion: Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. I n f o , t i ck e t s a n d registration: www. classreport.org/can/bc/ buraby/bns/1972. Burnaby North Class o f 1 9 6 2 re u n i o n : The 50-year reunion for the Class of 1962 is being planned for Sept. 22, 2012. Info: burnabynorth. firstname.lastname@example.org. Burnaby South R e u n i o n : Re un i o n for Burnaby South s e c o n d a ry c l a s s e s of 1971, ‘72 and ‘73. When: S a t u r d a y,
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Elder Abuse Awareness Workshop (conducted in Cantonese): Seniors will learn how to keep themselves safe from abuse and where to turn for help when needed. Free and everyone welcome, especially seniors over 55 and caregivers. When: Monday, Sept. 17, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Where: Burnaby Multicultural Society, 6255 Nelson Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-431-4131, ext. 29.
Easy Bread Making: Learn to make your own artisan bread and controlling the ingredients and saving money in the process. Free. When: Tuesday, Sept. 18, 6-8 p.m. Where: Tommy Douglas L i b r a r y, 7311 K i n g s w a y, Burnaby. R e g i s t e r : burnabyfoodfirst@ gmail.com or call 604570-3623. Info: http:// burnabyfoodfirst. blogspot.ca/.
Resume Writing Workshop: GT Hiring Solutions is offering resume writing workshops this summer including tips on writing a cover letter to improve your chances of getting an interview. When and Where: Tuesday, 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 18 at McGill library branch, 4595 Albert St., Burnaby; and Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 1 9 a t M e t ro t ow n library branch, 6100 Willingdon Av e . , B u r n aby. R eg i s t e r : Nathan, 604-292-3006.
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D TEbook clubs & groups Edmonds Seniors Golf Club: For players of all levels, with games a t e i t h e r C e n t ra l Park Pitch & Putt or Kensington Park Pitch & Putt. Call Reg, 604515-7511 or Pat, 604433-2072. B u r n a by B l a b b e r s Toastmaster Club: Jo i n u s f o r f u n , uplifting hour of public speaking. When: Every second Wednesday 12 to 1 p.m. Where: 215-4299 Canada Way, Burnaby. Admission: Free for guests. Info: burnabyblabbers@ webtechwireless.com.
TOPS 1142: Trying to lose weight? When: Group meets Thursdays 9-11a.m. Where: Gordon Prespyterian Church, 7457 Edmonds St., Burnaby. Info: 604434-9737. HOMINUM is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. When: Meets every Monday evening in locations around the Metro-Vancouver Area. Info: Don, 604-329-9760 or Bernie, 604-688-8639.
Spoken Wo r d Toastmasters Club: Develop public speaking and leadership skills through practical experience in a mutually supportive positive learning environment. All are welcome to this interdenominational Christian Toastmasters Club. When: Thursdays
7 to 8:45 p.m. Where: 7175 Royal Oak Avenue (near Skytrain) and Tommy Douglas Library (alternating weeks). Info: Susan at 604-2986693. Burnaby International Folk Dancers: Learn folk dances from around the world in a friendly club environment. New dances taught every n i g h t ; a l l l ev e l s welcome, no partner needed. When: Every Tuesday, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Where: Charles Rummel Centre, 3630 Lozells, Burnaby. Cost: $4 drop-in, first night free. Info: 604-436-9475. The BurnabyN ew We s t m i n s t e r Newcomers and Friends Club welcomes women who are new to the area as well as longtime residents. Meet women of all ages and cultures to make new friends. When: Meets the second Wednesday of each month. Info: Lenore, 604-294-6913. Burnaby Historical Society meets the
second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Burnaby Village M u s e u m . Vi s i t o r s and new members are always welcome. Where: 6501 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby.
Council of Senior Citizens Organizations: COSCO is an advocacy group devoted to improving the quality of life for all seniors. Seniors organizations wishing to affiliate, or individuals wishing to become members, please contact Ernie Bayer at 604-576-9734. Info: www.coscobc.ca. Rotary Club of Burnaby Deer Lake: Come to the Thursday breakfast meetings. When: 7:15 a.m. Where: Eagle Creek Restaurant, at Burnaby Mountain Golf Course, 7600 Halifax St. Info: www. rotaryburnabydeerlake. org, Janice, 604-4200038.
Salsa Speakers Toastmasters: Develop your public speaking and leadership skills in a friendly supportive
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Burnaby Rhododendron and Gardens Society meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Discovery Room of Burnaby Village Museum. Info: Lindsey McCann at 604-439-1129 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Improve your public speaking at To a s t m a s t e r s ’ Telespeakers Club, held every Friday from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Burnaby Room on the 6th floor of the Telus building, 3777 K i n g s w a y, Burnaby. Info: www. telespeakers.com.
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Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver: Looking for both male and female Burnaby-area volunteers for its in-school mentoring program at Maywood, Stride Avenue and Stoney Creek community schools. Time commitment is one hour each week on school grounds. Big Brothers accepts volunteers from varying situations providing they are 18+ and pass a criminal record check. Info: bigbrothersvancouver.com.
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Journey Home Thrift: Burnaby’s newest thrift shop directs 100 per cent of profits to serving local refugee families who have fled persecution in their homeland. Operated almost entirely by volunteers as part of the Journey Home Community. When: Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Where: 7337 Edmonds St.. To volunteer: Kendra@journeyhomecomunity.ca. Info: www.JourneyHomeCommunity.ca. My name is Paul and I have a route in New Westminster, which I share with my brother, Jonathan. We have been NewsLeader carriers for almost two years and we enjoy it because it allows us to get outside, meet our neighbours, and earn some extra money. I enjoy reading, listening to CBC radio, soccer, hiking and drawing. I am also very interested in history and geography, especially mapping and Google earth.
Legislation was hurried through last week so that Transit Police are now be able to ask for ID when checking for fare evasion.
breach of probation to armed robbery – by conducting fare checks and then running violators’ names through police databases. But without an ability to demand names and arrest those who don’t comply, a huge hole opened in what had been a useful anti-crime net. “It impaired our ability to do that
almost completely,” Drennan said. Without the quick revision of the regulation, officers would have had to merely escort violators off TransLink property, knowing that some might be dangerous criminals they would normally bring to justice. The rule change required Transit Police officers use
new procedures in demanding fare evaders identify themselves and training is being conducted at the start of each new shift. Fare evasion fines still start at $173 but they will now climb to $213 after six months and $273 if unpaid after a year. ICBC will now refuse to issue or renew licences or insurance
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D TEbook EvEnTs SFU Philosophers’ Cafe: Moderator Mano Daniel of Douglas College leads a discussion on thinking, fast and slow. Free, everyone welcome, registration and experience not n e c e s s a r y. W h e n : Wednesday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. Where: The Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster. Info: 778-782-5215 or www. philosopherscafe.net.
Dekasegi—Emigration to Canada from Meiji Japan: Audrey Kobayashi of Queen’s U n ive r s i t y s p e a k s about Japanese migrant workers in the Meiji period (18681912), including the conditions in Japan, and the impact of emigration on Japanese villages, and also about conditions in early Vancouver. Free. When: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. Where: Nikkei Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby. Info: www.nikkeiplace.org or 604-777-7000.
SFU Philosphers’ Cafe: Multiliteracies: Schooling, training or education? Moderator Jia Fei asks what comprises meaningful education. How does new technology and media affect our schooling? Free, everyone welcome, no experience necessary. When: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. Where: McGill branch libary, 4595 Albert St., Burnaby. Info: 778-782-5215 or www.philosopherscafe. net.
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Rumble Park Picnic: The ROAR (Royal Oak and Rumble) team hosts a community picnic with hot dogs, fun, entertainment, live music by Rainshadow. Rain or shine. When: Saturday, Sept. 22, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Where: Park just west of Burnaby South secondary, on Rumble Street, a half block east of Royal Oak. Info: 604565-0520. Building Community Connections: Building Community Connections focuses on social connection as a powerful tool to keep older adults safer from abuse and neglect. This 90-minute workshop by Grace Balbutin of the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and
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Homemade donations wanted: Are you a knitter or crocheter? Do you create items for babies or small children? Would you like to donate your handiwork for the betterment of patients at Burnaby Hospital? If so, the Auxiliary to Burnaby Hospital would welcome your b ra n d - n ew, h o m e made items to sell in the hospital gift shop. Info: Burnaby Hospital Volunteer Resources, 604-412-6130.
The bell choir at Gordon Presbyterian Church in Burnaby is looking for bell ringers to join its “Joybell Choir.” Practices are on Saturdays, 9 to 11 a.m. The church’s singing choir is also seeking two tenors for its Sunday morning choir. Practice is on Thursdays, 7:30 to 9 p.m. All on a volunteer basis. I n f o : Alma Tomei, 604-874-6616 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Drop-In English Conversation Class: Burnaby Multicultural Society offers a dropin conversation class. Everyone welcome for socializing while practicing English. Class accommodates all levels. W h e n : Tu e s d a y s and
Thursdays, 10-12 p.m. and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2:15-4:15 p.m. Where: Burnaby Multicultural Society, 6255 Nelson Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-4314131, ext. 27 or 29. Parent & Grandparent Support Circles: Parent Support Services Society of B.C. offers free weekly Parent & Grandparent Support Circles across the Lower Mainland led by trained facilitators. Learn new ways to nurture your child through discussing parenting techniques, challenges, stresses, and receiving support. Register: 604669-1616 or office@ parentsupportbc. ca. Info: w w w. parentsupportbc.ca.
Fraser Health Crisis Line: Vo l u n t e e r s needed to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support is provided. Info: www.options. bc.ca and follow link for Crisis Line. Information Sessions for Prospective Foster Parents: Looking to make a difference in the lives of children and youth in your community? Monthly information sessions are held for those interested in finding out about fostering with the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Info: 604-520-2900 or www. fraserregionfostering. com.
Big Sisters is currently accepting referrals for girls in Burnaby who are between the ages of 7 and 17 for the Study Buddy Mentoring program. Info: www. bigsisters.bc.ca or 604873-4525 ext. 300. Drop-In English Conversation Class: Burnaby Multicultural Society offers a dropin conversation class. Anyone welcome for socializing while practicing English. Class accommodates all levels. W h e n : Tu e s d a y s and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2:15 to 4:15 p.m. Where: Burnaby Multicultural Society, 6255 Nelson Avenue, Burnaby. Info: 604-431-4131 ext.27 or 29. Central Park Horseshoe Club: Come learn how to throw horseshoes from BC Champions. When: Members are on site daily at 1 p.m. ( e x c e p t S u n d ay s ) . Wednesday Fun Nights will commence every Wednesday at 6 p.m., weather permitting. Where: Clubhouse located in Central Park east of swimming pool. Social Dancing: Enjoy an afternoon or evening of social dancing at Bonsor Complex 55+. Each session has a live band, refreshments and a great atmosphere. When: Tuesday afternoons and Thursday nights, ongoing. Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Cost: $5 members, $6 nonmembers. Info and schedules: 604-2974580.
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An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.
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The British Columbia Press Council is seeking three persons to serve as public directors on its 11-member Board of Directors. Public Directors serve two-year terms and are eligible to serve four terms. A nominal per diem is paid for meetings. Candidates should have a record of community involvement and an interest in print and online media issues. Applications together with names of two references and telephone numbers should be submitted by Sept. 30, 2012, to: The B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby, Nanaimo, B.C., V9R 2R2. See www.bcpresscouncil.org for information about the Press Council.
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Customer Service Rep/Estimator Van Press Printers div. of Black Press has an opening in our Burnaby office for a detail & customer-oriented Customer Service Rep./Estimator to support our Sales Rep. The CSR will be the main contact in addressing and solving customer needs. Key Responsibilities: • Coordinate with customer, production and outside vendors • Ability to analyze information and perform costeffective, production efficient quotes and work closely with our sales rep to advise and provide solutions to customer requirements • Confer with production staff to develop resolutions to production challenges • Communicate with new and current customers to help generate sales • Ensure customer deliveries are met • Handle client calls regarding quality, new items and delivery status Requirements: • Min. 4 years customer service experience in web printing • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook) with attention to detail • Exceptional organization and prioritizing skills • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills to develop a strong bond with a variety of internal & external customers • Ability to multi-task and manage time efficiently and under strict deadlines • Positive attitude, self-motivated and energy to maintain enthusiasm This is a part-time, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Tuesday to Thursday position but will require some flexibility to work extended hours when necessary. This position offers a competitive compensation and attractive benefits package. If you describe yourself as a team player, enthusiastic, possess a high level of integrity and the willingness to make a significant contribution, we invite you to apply for this opportunity by emailing your resume to:
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Advertising Sales Consultant The Richmond Review has an immediate opening for an experienced Advertising Consultant. By joining the number one community newspaper serving Richmond, you can develop a rewarding career in advertising and marketing while contributing to one of the most culturally diverse communities in Canada. The team environment at The Richmond Review will inspire you to the highest level of customer partnership and reward your motivated approach to excellence. You should be a strong communicator, well organized, self motivated and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. Print and/or online advertising sales experience is preferred. A car and a valid driver’s license are required. The Richmond Review is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest private independent newspaper company with more than 170 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii. Send your resume with cover letter by Friday, September 14, 2012 to: Elana Gold firstname.lastname@example.org The Richmond Review #1-3671 Viking Way, Richmond, BC, V6V 2J5
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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.
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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 356
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
If I can’t do it It can’t be done
Residential & Commercial Services
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3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour
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(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.
FIVE STAR ROOFING
www.paintspecial.com MILANO PAINTING & RENOS. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510 BUDGET PAINTING, 25% Off Special, Int, Ext, Res, Comm, 15 Yrs Experience, Excellent References, Senior Discounts, Free Estimates, 1(604)619-1517 AWD Interior/Ext Painting. Drywall/Ceiling Repairs. Call Will for a Free Estimate. (778)709-1081 Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Residential Specialists. BIG jobs, Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and Exterior Projects. Master Painters at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reliable, Efficient & Quality Paint. 778.245.9069
All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. (604)961-7505, 278-0375
Mainland Rooﬁng Ltd.
AMERICAN COCKER Vet ✔, cuddly, family raised, paper trained. Exc pet! $700. 604-823-4393 Chwk.
25 yrs in rooﬁng industry
Family owned & operated. Fully insured. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles, torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warranty. 604-723-2626 www.mainlandroof.com
JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly
• Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!
www.recycleitcanada.ca FLEETWOOD WASTE Bin Rentals 10-30 Yards. Call Ken at 604-294-1393
A-1 PAINTING CO. 604.723.8434 Top Quality Painting. Floors & Finishing. Insured, WCB, Written Guarantee. Free Est. 20 Years Exp.
Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!! 604.
DALMATIANS, 3M, born july 9, ckc reg., shots, dewormed, $1000-$1500. (604)793-5130, (604)723-2232
LAB/SHEPHERD/ROTTI x pups, 9 weeks, shots/deworm, 2 males/2 females, $495. Call (604)864-1004
★ ★CALL NOW★ ★ LOW COST RUBBISH REMOVAL
MINIATURE SCHNAUZERS, adorable S&P puppies looking for loving homes. Tails docked, dew claws, 1st shots, vet checked. $750. 604-859-7233 (Abby)
★ Disposal ★ Renovations Debris ★ Construction ★ Drywall Pickup ★ Demolition ★ 7 days/week ★ Free Estimates ★
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
RECYCLE YOUR JUNK!
P/B Choc. lab puppies, 4 F. left, born June 27, CKC reg. vet✓ $700. 604-217-6551 or 604-825-1730.
Rubbish Removal, Caring for the Earth. Professional Quality Service at Great Rates. 604-787-8782
ROTTI / PRESA cross. 2F / 3M Vet checked, 1 shots, dewormed. Born July 7. $250 obo. 778-242-6791
CARS - DOMESTIC
1996 SEBRING Conv. 118 K LADY dr, Orchid, $5700 upgrades, exc cond, $3950. 604-258-8852
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2006 HONDA CRV SE, low M., 4 extra tires, great cond., $15,000 obo. Phone (604)298-0305.
2006 MAZDA 3 - 4 dr sedan. auto, 2l, 70,000 kms, Blue. Many options. $7300/firm (604)538-4883
1977 Daytona Charger V8 360 auto new 2 tone blue paint 1 owner new tires $10,500 obo. 604-576-0836
2011 NISSAN VERSA 4/dr h/back, auto, 25,000/km, red, many options, $8600/firm. 604-538-9257.
AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL “No Wheels, No Problem”
$ WE PAY CASH FOR CARS $ CALL
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES
HI-LITE Fiberglass Cover for 3/4 ton GMC, 6ft. 8 inch long. Pewter colour. $800 obo. 604-530-1197
2001 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 175K, fully loaded, Great cond. $5570 obo. Daniel 778-574-5081
Factory custom, 74 cube (1200) big bore by Denco Cycle, Bassani pipe, windshield, sissy bar, leather bags. 27,000km, one old guy owner, $7450 obo (604)817-1945
1992 Class A 34ft WINNEBAGO ELANTE motorhome, 454 Chev motor, only 42,000miles. Low profile, awning, generator, air compressor backup camera, 2 TV’s & many other extras. This is a top of the line motorhome in top shape. Asking $21,000. Call 604-536-2899. 1998 Slumber Queen. AUTUMN SPECIAL! Immaculate light weight 8’ camper. Toilet, sink stove, furnace, a/c converter, 3 way fridge. Queen bed. Comes w/full propane tank, 12V electrical cord & rear step. $5,950: Tom 604-807-0209
TRUCKS & VANS
1990 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN ONLY 53K’s, A/C, p/w, seats 7, exc cond.$1100. 604-536-4490 W.Rock 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 15,000kms, silver $10,000 firm 604-538-4883 2010 GMC Cheyenne Edition. P/d, p/w, a/c, cruise, 4 X 4, rhino lining, chrome acces, CD radio, aux jack, V8, 4.8L, On Star, ext. cab, suicide doors & tow package. 32,000 kms. $21,500. obo. (604)217-4007
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!
2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026
HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals
RENT TO OWN
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• No Qualiﬁcation-Low Down • ABBOTSFORD - 2087 Lonsdale, HANDY MAN SPECIAL HOUSE, 3 bdrm. w/ 2bd. Suite,$1,388/MO.
WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in September $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-593-6095.
#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
Call Kristen 604-786-4663 www.ReadySetOwn.ca
GABLE GARDENS MOVE IN INCENTIVE • • • • • •
Nice, clean and quiet 1 bdrm Walk to Highgate Close to transit & schools Upgraded suite Cat okay On site manager Please call 604-521-3448 for viewing.
ENGLISH BULLDOG P/B pups. Beautiful, loving, healthy, family raised. 1st shots, micro chipped, 2 year genetic health guart’d. Born June 12th. $2,000. 604-850-4192.
Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988
FOR SALE BY OWNER
CHINESE SHAR PEIS. Healthy happy M. & F. Variety of colors & ages. Brush & bear coats. House raised. Well socialized. Vet ✔, shots. Now 604-814-0038. email@example.com
1988 Olds Cutlass Supreme Classic V8, 5L, ex. run cond, 153 m, fam. owned, $4500.(604)534-6098.
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
On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!
Metal Recycling Ltd.
GREAT STARTER HOME &/OR INVESTMENT ON RIONDEL RD. above Kootenay
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 CHIHUAHUA, tea cup puppies, ready now, one male left, $700. (604)794-7347
2007 HARLEY SPORTSTER
BORDER COLLIE PUPPIES P/B. black & white, male & fem. Vet chk, 1st shots, $500. Loving homes needed. Call 604-250-4360 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
We Pay CA$H For •Auto •Scrap Metals •Batteries •Machinery •Lead
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
AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance
COQUITLAM, 1018 Quadling Ave. Sept15 or Oct1. Newly reno’d 3bdr upper flr, 5 appl, F/P, 1375sq/ft, $1200. no pets, call 604-454-4540.
ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020
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WALK-IN Tubs, Wheelchair Baths, Roll-in Showers, Shower Seats. Avail thru MEDIchair locations. Aquassure 1-866-404-8827
SHOP from HOME!
MISC. FOR SALE
SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.
PORT COQUITLAM, 2/bdrm grnd level ste. Full bath. Sep entry. Cls to all amenities. $800/mo incl utils, cable, lndry. NS/NP (604)945-5911
MATTRESSES starting at $99
10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005
POCO - Avail 1 & 2 large bdrms, incl heat h.w. & prkg. n/p. $700 & $825: for info call 604-941-2060
A New Pillowtop Mattress Set Still in Packaging! Can Deliver! $100 - Call: 604-484-0379
DOUBLE SCREENED TOPSOIL Sand & gravel. Excavating & Drainage. Call Randy for info. Meesh Trucking, 604-728-1768
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
“ ABOVE THE REST “ Interior & Exterior Unbeatable Prices & Professional Crew. • Free Est. • Written Guarantee • No Hassle • Quick Work • Insured • WCB
Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222 INTERIORS: Baths (renos/ repairs) specializing in drywall, doors, flooring, tiling, plumbing, painting, miscellaneous, etc. VERSTILE! EXPERIENCED IN OVER 30 LINES OF WORK! * Quality work * Prompt Service * Fair prices For positive results Call Robert SERVICE CALLS WELCOME
SHEP/ROTT/BOER BOEL MASTF 4Male 1Fem, born Jul10, 1st shots, dewormed, vet checkd, fam. raised. $500. Call 1-604-869-9905 (Hope).
NOTICE OF INTENT RE: LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING ACT PATRON PARTICIPATION ENTERTAINMENT FOR FOOD PRIMARY LICENSE An application has been received by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, Victoria, BC from Simon Fraser University, operating the Simon Fraser University (Jack and Sadie Diamond University Club), at 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC allow for patron participation entertainment Residents and owners of businesses located within a .8 kilometre (1/2 mile) radius of the proposed site may comment on this proposal by writing to:
Coquitlam Princess Cres 996 sf 2 bdrm 2 bath 5min to bus nr schl/college. Oct 1. $1250. 604-941-3259 NEW WEST 621 Colburne; asap or or Oct 1, quiet & clean 1 bdrm, 1 blk to Queens Park & Canada Games pool. No pets, $725. 604-454-4540
BURNABY South - 2 bdrm ste, cls to skytrain, highschool & elem. $950 inc util. Oct. 1. (778)737-1462 COQUITLAM CENTRAL, spacious 2/bdrm. Shared W/D, w/i closets, shower. Storage. NS/NP. $895/mo. incl util. Oct 1. (604)726-6884
THE GENERAL MANAGER LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING BRANCH PO Box 9292 Stn Prov Govt Victoria BC V8W 9J8 PETITIONS AND FORM LETTERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED To ensure the consideration of your views, your letter must be received on or before Friday October 12, 2012. Your name and address must be included. Please note that your comments may be made available to the applicant or local government ofﬁcials where disclosure is necessary to administer the licensing process.
A28 NewsLeader Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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Fresh & Sweet
Sweet & Juicy, California Grown
50¢ ea *Reg Price 2/$4.00
Valid with coupon only at Kin’s location at
Marine Way Market
Valid September 12th to 16th, 2012
Limit One Per Family - While Quantities Last - 5522
Fresh & Nutritious
79¢/lb California Grown
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Royal City Centre
Marine Way Market
58 - 4567 Lougheed Hwy Beside IHOP 604.298.8299
206 - 9855 Austin Rd Beside Purdy’s 604.420.0788
103 - 610 6th Street Near Dollarama 604.520.9923
200-7515 Market Crossing Burnaby, Beside PriceSmart
OPEN same as mall hours
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Published on Sep 12, 2012