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Burnaby’s 120th birthday is a great excuse to get out and live a little. See Page A3

Local MP, mayor granted intervenor status Chevron application Wanda Chow

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Gerry O’Neil loads up Pepper, one of his Percheron draft horses, at Deer Lake Park on Saturday. The horses, which normally pull carriages in Stanley Park, were hired for a wedding at Hart House.

Two seek NDP’s nod in Lougheed Craig Langston and Dr. Jane Shin to contest nomination in provincial riding; decision Oct. 13 Wanda Chow

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So far there are two candidates vying for the New Democrat nomination for Burnaby-Lougheed, which will be decided Oct. 13. The seat is currently held by incumbent BC Liberal MLA Harry Bloy, who will not be seeking

re-election. Joining Dr. Jane Shin for stepping forward and running in the race is Craig Langston, is I really want to encourage more president of the Cerebral Palsy people with disabilities and more Association of B.C. Langston, aboriginal people to be more 46, said he submitted his engaged in the democratic nomination papers about a process,” Langston said. year ago, in anticipation of “So often we are talking to an early election, and has government from the outside. been waiting ever since. We really need to be at those He has cerebral palsy, tables within all levels of LANGSTON government.” uses a power wheelchair and is First Nations Dene Langston is also a member originally from northern Alberta. of Burnaby city hall’s social issues “One of my main motivations committee and the planning

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When the National Energy Board hearings are held Jan. 15 into whether to grant Chevron Canada priority access to Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline, Kennedy Stewart and Derek Corrigan would be excused for feeling somewhat outnumbered. Stewart, the New Democrat MP for Burnaby-Douglas, and Corrigan, the mayor of Burnaby, are the only politicians granted intervenor status in the hearings. They’ll be joined by about a dozen representatives from the oil industry, officials from the B.C. and Alberta energy ministries, and representatives from the union representing Chevron employees and Kinder Morgan itself. There is more demand for the pipeline’s capacity than it can accommodate, resulting in almost all users receiving less product through it than they request.

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Such situations lead to living in dirty homes and not eating properly and ultimately, more frequent hospital stays costing $1,000 a day, a cycle which he called “not very good fiscal management.� He’d also like to see changes to the B.C. Building Code to make life easier for people in small ways, by mandating that power outlets be placed six inches higher on walls than they are now, for instance. Apart from issues related to seniors and people with disabilities, Langston also opposes the proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline, which runs through Burnaby, for environmental reasons. Prior to working with the Cerebral Palsy Association, he worked for years as a banker, specializing in loans and mortgages, and for Canada Revenue Agency. Langston was previously a member of the NDP riding executive for Burnaby-Deer Lake,

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which elected Kathy Corrigan in the last election. Not wanting to run against Corrigan for the nomination, he transferred his membership to Burnaby-Lougheed, he said. He still lives in the Burnaby-Deer Lake riding, close to Metrotown. He hasn’t moved to Burnaby-Lougheed, he said, largely due to the lack of availability of accessible housing. Back in May, Dr. Jane Shin announced she was seeking the NDP nod for Burnaby-Lougheed. She was born in South Korea and raised in British Columbia. After receiving a Medical Doctorate in 2007, she has become a faculty member in both the department of science at Vancouver Community College and the West Coast College of Massage Therapy, according to her LinkedIn profile. She also has served as acting program head in BCIT’s department of health care management. The NDP nomination meeting is Saturday, Oct. 13, 1 to 4 p.m. at Second Street Community School.

Burnaby is 120 years old, and on Saturday the city threw a party at Civic Plaza to celebrate. Left, Shari Gillies sets up a tree of birthday cupcakes. Below, Charley and Martine Arnold dance near special plaques commemorating Burnaby’s city halls through the years. Bottom left, visitors to Burnaby City Hall on Saturday enjoy free cupcakes and snacks. Bottom right, a member of the Company B Jazz Band belts out a tune. The celebration also included the dedication of two historical plaques and the dedication of paver stones honouring inductees to the Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame as well as volunteers who helped stage the 2012 BC Seniors Games. For a full list of upcoming birthday events, go to the city’s website, www. burnaby.ca.

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Chevron has applied for a priority destination designation to ensure it receives an adequate supply of crude oil to keep its North Burnaby refinery operating. Stewart said in an interview that, unlike just about all the others granted intervenor status, his MP’s office budget won’t allow for him to hire lawyers, so he’ll be speaking on his own, with the help of his constituency assistant. He knows of other MPs whose applications for intervenor status were turned down, so he was “pleasantly surprised that our efforts have paid off to this extent and now we’re just trying to sift through all the legal documents that we’ve received.� For Stewart, his goal is clear: “I’m going to try and save the refinery.� He also wants to ask Chevron, if it were to receive priority access, whether it would put any cost

savings towards upgrades to the refinery. “Not everybody in Burnaby is happy with having a refinery in our backyard, mainly because of the smells and the leaks. So I would really like to push them to up the environmental standards of the refinery, and this is where I’ll get to ask them about that.� He said he is “really worried� about the refinery’s future and how Metro Vancouver will be supplied with its fuel needs, particularly if Kinder Morgan’s expansion proposal results in the focus of the Trans Mountain pipeline being shifted to serve export markets. Mayor Derek Corrigan said that with the pipeline increasingly serving export markets, “In my view it’s defeating the purpose of that line, which was to provide British Columbia with access to oil.�

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Forum to educate real estate investors Wanda Chow

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When it comes to buying a condominium as an investment property, there’s more to consider than just cost and size. “Through our different sales centres, one of the things we’ve realized is a gap in knowledge of how you can look at an investment from a residential condo perspective,” said Jason Dolker, director of sales and marketing for the Hungerford Group. There are a number of facts and figures which people don’t think about when deciding whether a property is a good investment or not, Dolker said. To help educate potential investors, the Hungerford Group is hosting a free public forum dubbed Real Estate Investment 101 on Saturday, Sept. 22, 12 to 1 p.m. at 8955 University High Street, Burnaby. Speakers will include Michael Ferreira, managing principal at Urban Analytics, Gordon Harris, president and CEO of Simon Fraser University’s Community Trust, which is overseeing the UniverCity development on Burnaby Mountain, and Michael Hungerford of The Hungerford Group, developer of the Altitude highrise at UniverCity. The focus of the forum will be the pros and cons of investing in condos in different parts of Metro Vancouver, with

Ferreira offering market data showing how Burnaby compares with other popular neighbourhoods. Dolker said it’s hoped the event will help people look at potential investments from different angles. Hungerford hired Urban Analytics to research the local real estate market. “One of the key things that they found is that the investment appeal of one neighbourhood over another comes down to cost per square foot versus how much rent they get for that condo,” Dolker said. For example, he said if a condo by the University of British Columbia can garner $2.50 a square foot in monthly rental income, and one at Metrotown or Burnaby Mountain only earns $1.97 a square foot, at a glance, people might think it’s better to buy near UBC. On the other hand, a UBC property might cost $850 to $900 per square foot to purchase, while Metrotown is $575 to $600 and Burnaby Mountain is $450 to $460, making cash flow another crucial factor in a decision. “It’s a very quick back-of-the-napkin way to be able to see what your yields would be,” he said of the comparisons. For more information on the forum, call 604-456-8883.

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John Fawcett and Dave Dalby clean up litter at the east end of Deer Lake Park on Saturday as part of the 19th annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. The coast-to-coast cleanup, which started in 1994 in Vancouver’s Stanley Park, picked up litter like cigarette butts, food wrappers and beverage containers from 3,144 kms of shoreline in 2011. This year’s cleanup continues until Sept. 23.

Man killed in crash Monday One person is dead after the SUV he was driving struck a two-ton truck Monday afternoon at Lougheed Highway and Willingdon Avenue, say Burnaby RCMP. Both vehicles were eastbound on Lougheed when the crash occurred,

just east of Willingdon. The truck was in the right lane and was turning into the Esso gas station at the southeast corner of Lougheed and Willingdon when the SUV, which was in the bicycle lane, hit the side of the truck. The male driver of the

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012 NewsLeader A5

Shaw to end live council meeting broadcasts Council says move contrary to mandate from CRTC Wanda Chow

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Shaw TV is in Burnaby council’s doghouse after it announced plans to end live broadcasts of council meetings on Monday nights. Effective Oct. 15, recordings of council meetings would be broadcast either on Mondays at 11 p.m. or Tuesdays at 12 p.m., according to a letter to the City of Burnaby from Shaw TV. The new airtime would be finalized after consultation with city hall. The rebroadcast would continue as in the past on the Saturday following the meeting at 9 a.m. and live streaming of the meetings on the city hall website would not be affected. The reason given in the letter is “to effectively manage our scheduling conflicts and to ensure that council coverage is not pre-empted.” Coun. Nick Volkow noted that pre-emption has not been a common occurrence but in recent months, meetings have

been pre-empted by WHL hockey games. “The Lethbridge Hurricanes, the Medicine Hat Tigers. And I don’t think Shaw does that as a mandate that they get from the CRTC as public programming,” said Volkow. “I believe they make some pretty good money on the Lethbridge Hurricanes and the Medicine Hat Tigers. On occasion the Vancouver Giants are there.” He said that not everyone, particularly seniors, can watch the webcasts on a computer or iPad. He added that the live broadcasts used to be run by volunteers but when Shaw complained about the reliability of available volunteers, city hall installed video cameras in the council chamber. Mayor Derek Corrigan said the former community-oriented services now look like a way for big corporations “to get control of our airwaves. It was all about community ... It was all a big selling point in order to get to the stage where they got control. “And then once control was achieved, they began deleting

all of those community services and began commercializing the very station that was supposed to be there for community access,” Corrigan said. “I think this is totally undemocratic,” said Coun. Dan Johnston. “This is Shaw using what was originally given to them as a reason to be, they’re turning it into a profit-oriented initiative and putting community issues out the window and looking at advertising revenues. I think it’s just shameful.” Corrigan quipped, “I think it might be a plot. I think it might be a result of us drawing too much viewership away from Monday Night Football.” Council approved a motion by Coun. Sav Dhaliwal directing the mayor to write to Shaw telling them the option of a delayed broadcast of council meetings is “not acceptable.” Representatives from Shaw Communications Inc. did not respond to requests for an interview by the NewsLeader’s press time.

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There are no Air Miles, but there are plenty of other incentives for signing up with the province’s new Port Mann Bridge toll program. It makes sense to encourage people to get one of those stickers that can automatically deduct payment, and so far the province seems to think the reduction is affordable, at least for one (election) year. But the deal is a bit of a sham and it won’t silence critics because it doesn’t address an underlying unfairness, which is that the Port Mann is part of a regional — even provincial — transportation network we all benefit from. Thus, everyone in Metro Vancouver should pay. Whether that means slapping token tolls of $1 per trip on every bridge, tunnel and thoroughfare, or adding a $20 flat fee to property taxes, it hardly matters. The principle is everyone should share in the cost of an efficient transportation system. The current system of only charging people who use the new Port Mann — placing a disproportionate burden on people who live south of the Fraser River — is unfair given the fact that many people who won’t use the bridge will still get to drive on the new freeway. Some residents might balk at the suggestion that they should pay a toll or higher taxes to help pay for the new Port Mann, but fairer road pricing would benefit everyone, especially if the fee generates more cash for other transportation improvements. The TriCities is getting the Evergreen Line, a regional rapid transit system that will largely benefit Port Moody and Coquitlam residents, yet everyone will be paying through provincial, federal or regional taxes and fares. While we don’t sympathize with south-of-Fraser folks who would refuse tolls and yet benefit from cheaper housing, we do argue for a fairer road pricing system for all of Metro Vancouver. -Black Press

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Stakes go up in B.C. gas gamble VICTORIA – Mike de Jong’s debut as B.C. finance minister was a grim one. The first financial update for this election year projects a $1.4 billion decline in natural resource revenues from Kevin Falcon’s one and only budget in February. Most of that is from declining natural gas revenues in the next three years. And it’s not just the price of gas that’s lower than the finance ministry’s array of private sector experts had forecast. The volume of B.C. gas sold is down as well, as abundant new sources of shale gas come on-stream in the U.S. As with oil, that’s currently the only market Canada has. And it wasn’t long ago that the energy ministry was trumpeting its monthly totals for “bonus bids” paid by gas companies for drilling rights in northeastern B.C. That gold rush has wound down as shale deposits are staked and the price falls. De Jong’s response shows how serious this problem is for any B.C. government. He inherits Falcon’s political commitment to

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present a balanced budget next spring. How he will do that, and be believed in a heated post-HST election campaign, remains a mystery. De Jong announced a hiring freeze for government staff, and a management salary freeze across health care, universities and Crown corporations as well as government operations. He hinted at an even harder line with unions, as the government’s largest employee group continued selective strike action. This, and the familiar vow to rein in travel and other discretionary spending, won’t come close to replacing the lost gas revenues. Asset sales, which Falcon came up with in a desperate effort to dig the government out of its huge sales tax hole, won’t show up on the

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books until next year, if they go ahead at all. Raising taxes or fees? Forget it. It’s either cut programs or run another deficit. The one glimmer of hope in what de Jong called the “ugly” resource revenue picture is that natural gas revenues don’t have much farther to fall. And then there is the light at the far end of the tunnel, exports to Asia where the price remains much higher. That project took two important steps forward last week. Spectra Energy and British multinational BG Group unveiled plans for a third major pipeline to bring northeast gas to the coast, this one to a site near Prince Rupert proposed for a liquefied natural gas facility. And on Friday, the Haisla Nation and the B.C. government announced a land use agreement to develop another LNG export facility on the Douglas Channel near Kitimat. Two proposals in that area have already received federal export permits and financing from global energy players, including Chinese, Japanese and Korean companies.

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One of the bills jammed through by the B.C. Liberals in the hectic legislative session this spring was to do away with another of those federalprovincial overlaps that make industrial development so slow and difficult. Ottawa has sole authority to regulate reserve lands, but agreed to delegate that to B.C. and the Haisla, allowing them to pioneer the latest agreement. This is a major breakthrough, not just in the industrial development of northern B.C. but in dismantling the century-old logjam of aboriginal resource claims. At the centre of Premier Christy Clark’s much-promoted jobs plan is the target of having three LNG export terminals and associated pipelines in production by 2020. That now seems a more realistic target. But jobs and revenues won’t arrive in time to save the B.C. Liberals. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press

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Unfair to call them rats leaving the ship I am getting tired of the references to “rats leaving a sinking ship” every time a Liberal MLA announces that he or she won’t be running in the next election. There are many good reasons for not running again: personal or family commitments, business obligations, or just tired of all the personal sacrifices involved. It is unfair and unreasonable to conclude that all Liberal MLAs choosing not to run again are doing so because they think their party is going to lose. I note that three NDP MLAs announced on Saturday that they wouldn’t be running again and that no one has called them “rats leaving a sinking ship.” Garth Evans Burnaby

There is no need for handicapped seniors to attend all-candidate election meetings or to vote on the other side of the bridge. Why contemplate a change of shopping habits or adjust one’s lifestyle because electoral boundaries have changed? Some presenters seemed to see these as unavoidable outcomes and it was definitely unacceptable to them. Had I been an unbiased observer it could have been amusing to be told how the Second Narrows (with a bridge) is an obstacle which keeps the people living on either side of the water forever separated and different. Yet a much larger body of water between Comox and Powell River was presented as a unifying common denominator there. RIDING RE-DRAW The last presenter from WON’T MAKE Gibsons put into words what EVERYONE HAPPY others may have deliberately avoided saying: she does not My wife and I attended the like being represented by a first hearing of the Commission Conservative MP! She felt for Redistribution of the BC deprived of her rights as a Federal Electoral Districts on voter and, I suppose, expected Sept. 10 in North Vancouver. the commissioners to fix that problem as well. Although I have no reason to believe her It is time that politicians put more efconcerns will receive fort into telling us what their agendas are, and what they would do different. more attention than is due, it highlights once again how difficult it We were most impressed with must be to be fair to all.  Ziggy Eckardt the respect the commissioners Burnaby afforded all presenters. Presenters are equally to be NEW DEMOCRATS NEED commended for their passion TO CHART A VISION and sincerity. It’s time for a change in the It soon became clear how politics of British Columbia. difficult it must be to consider For 12 years now, we’ve heard all presentations and be fair to nothing but the vast right wing all. noise machine telling us of the This was particularly clear evils of the NDP, and that we when similarities of culture, must elect Liberals to prevent lifestyle, economics and the destruction of civilization education were pointed out itself. with regards to each side of That dog thankfully does not the proposed boundary on the hunt anymore, crucified as the Sunshine Coast. Liberals are on their decade of One might understand why economic mismanagement and the two components wish to be unprecedented human suffering treated as one. West Vancouver looks like a different entity from created through the utter lack of empathy of Campbell, Clark that angle. and their caucus.   Although other presenters In the aftermath of this were as passionate about their decade of broken contracts and perceived differences between the hollowing out of the middle North Burnaby and Seymour, class, British Columbians need these arguments sounded a strong, visionary government hollow in comparison.

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that can restore the prosperity we’ve lost. For New Democrats and progressives, this is not the time for caution. Now is the time for a bold vision that makes a clear choice; more of the same under the government that led us to the dismal place we are now, or a truly progressive government that will alleviate the social ills that the Liberals let fester. The issues before us are great, but not insurmountable. More than just being issues of public policy, the greatest concerns facing British Columbia have an unmistakeable human suffering element that should make them impossible to ignore. Fellow New Democrats, let’s come up with a vision that people can and will truly rally around, instead of resting on the laurels of not being the Liberals. Trevor Ritchie Burnaby

A BETTER WAY TO CAMPAIGN As election time nears, in every paper we pick up it is noticeable that politicians of all parties are out there trying to convince us why we should vote for their opponents. In their futile attempt to do so, they denigrate said oppositions by pointing out (most of the time embellishing the truth or outright lying) all the bad things they have done in the past, the negative sides of the parties which, in my opinion, every party has. And of course, how disastrous our future would be if their opponents were elected. I am aware that this is part of campaigning, but I believe it is time that politicians put more effort into telling us what their agendas are, and what they would do different, if elected, to make life for British Columbians more attractive. Frank Di Cesare  Burnaby

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Burnaby Residents Opposed to Kinder Morgan Expansion (BROKE) are hosting a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. to raise awareness about Kinder Morgan’s expansion proposal for its Trans Mountain pipeline. The meeting, at Confederation Seniors’ Centre, 4585 Albert St. in Burnaby, will feature speakers Rueben

George of Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Kennedy Stewart, MP for Burnaby-Douglas, Burnaby mayor Derek Corrigan, Sven Biggs of Tanker Free BC, Ben West of the Wilderness Committee and Mary Hatch of BROKE. The forum will highlight the proposal to ship crude bitumen from the Alberta oil sands to the pipeline’s terminus,

Westridge Terminal in North Burnaby. “A lot of people are assuming that the expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline through Burnaby is business as usual, but there are some differences that significantly elevate the environmental risks to our community,” said Karl Perrin of BROKE. wchow@burnabynewsleader.com

Annual Tax Sale SUPPORT GROUPS The Local Government Act Sec. 403(1) states “At 10:00am on the last Monday in September, at the council chambers, the collector must conduct the annual tax sale by offering for sale by public auction each parcel of real property on which taxes are delinquent.” Prospective bidders are advised that it is their responsibility to search the title in advance to determine if there are any charges against the property. All properties are sold as is.

Annual Tax Sale

The Local Government Act Sec. 403(1) states “At 10:00am on the last Monday in September, at the council chambers, the collector must conduct Allannual bidders preoffering register bebyeligible to bid at theparcel auction. Registration start at 9am and bidders must have photo ID, Social the taxmust sale by fortosale public auction each of real property onwill which taxes are delinquent.”

Insurance Number and must have available funds at the time of registration.

Prospective bidders are advised that it is their responsibility to search the title in advance to determine if there are any charges against the property. All properties are sold as is.

The minimum bid is the upset price, that is, the current taxes and penalties, arrears and delinquent taxes and interest, 5% tax sale costs and

All bidders must pre register to be eligible to bid at the auction. Registration will start at 9am and bidders must have photo ID, Social Insurance Land Title Office transfer fees. Upon completion of each sale, the successful bidder must make payment immediately before the auction Number and must have available funds at the time of registration.

continues to the next property. Acceptable forms of payment are: cash, certified cheque, and bank draft. Debit and credit cards are not

The minimum bid is the upset price, that is, the current taxes and penalties, arrears and delinquent taxes and interest, 5% tax sale costs and Land accepted. If the successful bidder does not have the full payment required, the property will be put back in to the auction. All properties being Title Office transfer fees. Upon completion of each sale, the successful bidder must make payment immediately before the auction continues to the usedproperty. for commercial purposes vacantare: landcash, soldcertified are subject to HST be added to theand successful bid are price. next Acceptable forms ofand payment cheque, and to bank draft. Debit credit cards not accepted. If the successful bidder does not have the full payment required, the property will be put back in to the auction. All properties being used for commercial purposes Properties soldsold at tax havetoaHST redemption period of successful one year from the date of the tax sale by the property owner. Properties not redeemed and vacant land aresale subject to be added to the bid price.

are subject to at Property Tax, by the period purchaser, under Property Tax Act. tax will owner. be calculated on the value of Properties sold tax saleTransfer have a redemption of one yearthe from the datePurchase of the tax sale by This the property Properties notmarket redeemed thesubject property at the time the title transferred to theunder purchaser at the Land TitleTax Office. are to Property Transfer Tax,isby the purchaser, the Property Purchase Act. This tax will be calculated on the market value of the property at the time the title is transferred to the purchaser at the Land Title Office. TakeNotice Notice that following properties shall, 24th September, 2012, in the Council Chambers of City the City Canada Take that thethe following properties shall, on on thethe 24th dayday of of September, 2012, in the Council Chambers of the Hall,Hall, 49494949 Canada Way,Burnaby Burnaby at the hours of 10:00am be offered for at sale the public auction, delinquent taxesinterest with interest by the Way, BCBC at the hours of 10:00am be offered for sale theatpublic auction, unlessunless delinquent taxes with are paidare by paid the end of end September 24, 2012. of September 24, 2012. Property Address 3982 PANDORA ST 101-3768 HASTINGS ST 5148 HASTINGS ST 206-3787 PENDER ST 6295 NAPIER ST 6325 CHARLES ST 4004 KITCHENER ST 6661 KITCHENER ST 5951 GRANT ST 2702-4132 HALIFAX ST 5648 BROADWAY 2402-5611 GORING ST 103-9130 CAPELLA DR 302-9145 SATURNA DR 9951 MARTIN CRT 5109 MANOR ST 4075 DOMINION ST 5169 NORFOLK ST 2901-9888 CAMERON ST 3606-9888 CAMERON ST 605-9603 MANCHESTER DR 1206-9521 CARDSTON CRT 8120 BURNLAKE DR 7462 DORCHESTER DR 4723 WILLOWDALE PL 4770 FERNGLEN DR 1302-7077 BERESFORD ST 7650 IMPERIAL ST 206-7138 COLLIER ST 120-6588 SOUTHOAKS CRES 105-5350 VICTORY ST 4189 RUMBLE ST 7-6888 RUMBLE ST 107-4663 BYRNE RD

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Legal Description LOT: 9 BLOCK: 3 D/L: 186 PLAN: 1236 LOT: 3 D/L: 116 PLAN: LMS3430 LOT: 4 D/L: 127 PLAN: NWS1975 LOT: 14 D/L: 116 PLAN: LMS832 LOT: 56 D/L: 129 PLAN: 21281 LOT: 218 D/L: 129 PLAN: 28132 LOT: 1 BLOCK: 28 D/L: 117 PLAN: 1222 LOT: 3 BLOCK: 65 D/L: 132 PLAN: 20815 LOT: C D/L: 129 PLAN: 18266 LOT: 183 D/L: 119 PLAN: BCS1339 LOT: 1 D/L: 125 PLAN: NWS27 LOT: 311 D/L: 125 PLAN: BCS2622 LOT: 159 PLAN: NWS962 LOT: 143 PLAN: NWS962 LOT: 15 D/L: 8 PLAN: 18503 LOT: 1 D/L: 74 PLAN: BCS3140 LOT: 1 D/L: 69 PLAN: LMS4588 LOT: 17 BLOCK: 22 D/L: 74 PLAN: 2603 LOT: 219 D/L: 4 PLAN: BCS3426 LOT: 277 D/L: 4 PLAN: BCS3426 LOT: 236 PLAN: LMS1101 LOT: 111 D/L: 4 PLAN: NWS1990 LOT: 194 D/L: 40 PLAN: 48688 LOT: 151 D/L: 43 PLAN: 45021 LOT: 56 D/L: 81 PLAN: NWS310 LOT: 19 D/L: 81 PLAN: NWS194 LOT: 92 D/L: 95 PLAN: LMS2195 LOT: 7 D/L: 91 PLAN: 651 LOT: 15 D/L: 95 PLAN: BCS1479 LOT: 120 D/L: 96 PLAN: LMS2837 LOT: 5 D/L: 98 PLAN: NWS2906 LOT: 18 BLOCK: 2 D/L: 149 PLAN: 1351 LOT: 3 D/L: 160 PLAN: BCS2521 LOT: 7 D/L: 165 PLAN: NWS3053

Property Address 110-4833 BYRNE RD 1203-7088 18TH AVE 402-6735 STATION HILL CRT 7172 16TH AVE 8053 16TH AVE 8470 16TH AVE 7805 10TH AVE 3592 KALYK AVE 1903-2138 MADISON AVE 1201-5899 WILSON AVE 1577 ROSSER AVE 106-6669 TELFORD AVE 2906-2289 YUKON CRES 6909 DUNBLANE AVE 4864 BAYTREE CRT 461 SPRINGER AVE N 6957 ANTRIM AVE 8 HOWARD AVE N 2404-2225 HOLDOM AVE 8 FELL AVE 7061 RANDOLPH AVE 7647 WILLARD ST 8322 WILLARD ST 8059 GILLEY AVE 1750 CLIFF AVE 1980 CLIFF AVE 986 DUTHIE AVE 2086 MEADOWOOD PK 104-9262 UNIVERSITY CRES 409-9319 UNIVERSITY CRES 101-3420 BELL AVE RAILWAY WATER LOT

PID 015-304-418 027-186-130 017-054-362 006-688-829 011-946-741 007-087-349 012-519-626 027-397-416 026-720-876 023-357-533 011-439-718 001-345-460 027-503-607 002-786-109 001-631-527 026-155-389 000-492-434 012-152-251 027-308-685 017-775-370 002-570-904 009-000-461 010-902-210 002-885-875 002-952-921 002-966-115 002-731-436 000-599-441 026-698-412 026-220-199 003-167-577 026-824-329

Legal Description LOT: 10 D/L: 165 PLAN: NWS3123 LOT: 79 D/L: 95 PLAN: BCS2498 LOT: 50 PLAN: NWS3438 LOT: 47 D/L: 53 PLAN: 32154 LOT: 43 D/L: 27 PLAN: 1077 D/L: 25 PLAN: 1341 LOT: 38 D/L: 28 PLAN: 2105 LOT: 2 D/L: 68 PLAN: BCS2773 LOT: 323 D/L: 119 PLAN: BCS1299 LOT: 70 PLAN: LMS2324 LOT: 11 BLOCK: 20 D/L: 120 PLAN: 9943 LOT: 8 D/L: 153 PLAN: NWS454 LOT: 168 D/L: 124 PLAN: BCS2877 D/L: 98 PLAN: 1287 LOT: 248 D/L: 83 PLAN: 49960 LOT: S D/L: 189 PLAN: BCP15260 LOT: 22 BLOCK: 2 D/L: 98 PLAN: 2066 LOT: 2 BLOCK: 50 D/L: 189 PLAN: 4953 LOT: 152 D/L: 125 PLAN: BCS2622 LOT: A D/L: 218 PLAN: LMP4492 LOT: 7 BLOCK: 11 D/L: 97 PLAN: 2802 LOT: 41 D/L: 155A PLAN: 28537 BLOCK: E D/L: 173 PLAN: 3449 LOT: 4 D/L: 159 PLAN: 2441 LOT: 177 D/L: 135 PLAN: 29158 LOT: 195 D/L: 136 PLAN: 40919 LOT: 308 D/L: 207 PLAN: 50636 LOT: 115 D/L: 142 PLAN: 63855 LOT: 10 D/L: 31 PLAN: BCS1893 LOT: 167 D/L: 102 PLAN: BCS1013 LOT: 1 D/L: 4 PLAN: NWS1943 BLOCK: E D/L: 173 PLAN: BCP25961 LID 1-02-00006

Burnaby Parkinson’s Support Group: If you are a person with Parkinson’s or a caregiver interested in sharing ideas, coping strategies, information and resources, and good conversation you are warmly welcomed to this support group of the Parkinson Society British Columbia. When: Second Monday of each month, 1 to 3 p.m. Where: Confederation Park Community Centre, 4585 Albert Street, Burnaby. Info: Robbin Jeffereys, 604-6623240 or rjeffereys@ parkinson.bc.ca.

Al-Anon is a support group for friends and relatives of those with a drinking problem. Come to weekly meetings held in Burnaby and New Westminster. Info: 604 688-1716. B u r n a by P r o s t a t e Cancer Support Awareness Group: Meetings are held the 1st Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. 12 noon at the Burnaby General Hospital, 3935 Kincaid St., second Floor Education Room ‘A’. At these meetings we try to create awareness, provide support and educate about Prostate Cancer. Info: Ian, 604-421-8813 or ibbaxter@telus.net.

Seniors peer counselling – Free and confidential peer counselling to seniors facing stress, anxiety, loneliness and other life challenges. Just having someone to talk to can make a world of difference. Call Burnaby Seniors O u t re a ch S e r v i c e s Society, 604-291-2258.


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TransLink would be forced to chop parts of the plan. Spokesman Bob Paddon wouldn’t say which elements would be likeliest to go if changes are required. As it is, a big hit in gas tax revenue has forced TransLink to pare back the service expansion it had hoped to provide. Rapid Bus service that was to be every 10 minutes all day over the Port Mann is to to remain at that level during peak hours only and be cut to every 30 minutes at off-peak times, according to the plan. The King George B-Line bus service won’t go all the way to White Rock as previously promised. That’s to be left as a future extension for the service running every eight minutes from Guildford to Newton. In all, the plan promises an extra 109,000 service hours for buses, about a quarter of what TransLink previously hoped to achieve. Upgrades to several Expo Line SkyTrain stations are also still on track, particularly since the key hub at Commercial/

Broadway must be upgraded to handle extra passengers once the Evergreen Line from Coquitlam opens. But TransLink would shelve a move to more frequent SeaBus sailings every 15 minutes on Sundays and holidays, year round. TransLink says it’s found $98 million a year in efficiencies so far and has continued to reallocate bus service to routes where demand is higher Paddon said that could mean cuts in frequency on some routes, like some evening service that could go from every 30 minutes to every hour.

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Keeping up your energy

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By Kerry Vital The cooler weather is on its way, and you will soon be keeping your windows closed. You will depend on them to help keep the heat in your home inside, but you should also be able to depend on them to save you some money on your energy bill. “There are typically annual savings of 10 to 20 per cent,”

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Gordon Wilson of G. Wilson Construction says that the new owners of this Point Grey house lived in the area and had always admired the home. However, the property was overgrown so they needed a lot of professional help to restore it to its former glory. Martin Knowles photo

Bringing new life to a run-down home G. Wilson Construction works with architect Sean Ruf to restore a house from 1932. By Maggie Calloway What do you do when you buy a fantastic one-acre lot in a prime area of Point Grey which comes complete with a very large home? What if the house hasn’t been updated for scores of years, if in fact nature is trying it’s best to take back the land by sending saplings and various botanical specimens through any crack she can find including a tree growing out of a couch on the

top floor? You make the decision to strip back the house to its bones and rebuild if you are the client of G. Wilson Construction! “This home of approximately 5,000 square feet was originally built by the grandfather of the woman from whom the house and property was purchased; she had lived in the house her whole life, so it had been in the same family since it was built in 1932,” says Wilson. “The house was designed by the same team that designed the Marine Building, McCarter & Nairne and located in what must have been countryside at the time.” The footprint of the house stayed the same and the exterior of the building was not changed. A few areas had to be rebuilt and some of the

dormers were rotten but they were rebuilt to be identical to the originals. “Our clients lived in the area and used to walk by this house a lot, and always admired the house. The house was obviously in disrepair with old cars in the driveway, the property was overgrown and the roof was rotten but they felt there was something charming about it and they could just see what it could become,” Wilson says. “We originally walked through the house, which was a disaster but we could see passed it and saw the house was basically straight and it had stood the test of time. The interior needed

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G. Wilson Construction takes house down to the studs to create new paradise “ from page.1 11 major work including electrical and plumbing to bring it up to code but with the exception of ... some of the rooms (being) opened up to bring in more light and to create larger rooms, the layout remained the same.” The house has three floors, with the bedrooms on the top floor and some in the typical old unfinished basement of the era which had lower ceilings. “No question it was a challenge, 5,000 square feet of a complete gut job and renovation and the clients wanted to take residence in eight months,” says Wilson. “A further surprise was the clients decided they wanted the basement lowered three feet to make it usable, all in the same eight months. The approach we take on a project this size, after we have documented every detail, is to remove everything that can be reused, repaired or salvaged. Anything we didn’t reuse which still had some life in it was donated.” They took down all the light fixtures and sent to them off to storage. The beautiful front staircase was completely covered with plywood to protect it from any damage. The fireplaces were protected in place and a few other features were removed and catalogued. All the interior doors and hardware were removed and stored. When that was done they went in and completely gutted the house right down to the studs. “We then brought in the structural engineers and they went through what was required to bring the house up to twenty-first century standards,” Wilson says. “Next we removed all the electrical wiring and all the plumbing. All the mechanics were removed including a big old boiler in the basement covered in asbestos.” Once the house was rewired, replumbed and all new mechanics installed it was on to

the good stuff. The kitchen is very modern but really works. The kitchen is one of the areas of the house where walls were removed to create a larger space. The old kitchen, dinette and dining room became the new kitchen and dining room. “Sean (Ruf), the architect, did an amazing job bringing the house up to the twenty-first century but at the same time leaving the timeless elegance of the era,” Wilson says. “Even in the kitchen, which is very modern, the hardware on the doors is the original and it just looks fantastic next to this streamlined room.” Well done to all who worked on this project and the owners who fell in love and had the sensibility to see past the surface and were willing to invest.

The exterior of the house, above, was not touched except to repair anything that was rotten. The new kitchen, below, is modern and sleek, while the new bathroom, left, and living area, below left, fit perfectly in this beautiful house. Submitted photo left, all others Martin Knowles photos

A window on the world 11 “ from page.1 says Craig Lovell, sales manager at A1 Windows. However, the cost savings aren’t the only concern when you’re thinking about replacing old windows. “Many people are replacing single-glazed aluminum windows with energy-efficient vinyl frames, (which increases) their personal comfort and health by preventing drafts, condensation and potential mold or mildew growth,” says Lovell. “Not only are old metal frames greater conductors of heat, they are also doing a great job of conducting noise as well. Newer frames and double-glazing can significantly reduce the noise on the inside of a home or an apartment.” Lovell also notes that many older windows don’t meet current building requirements, so they can be a safety issue if not replaced. If you’re concerned about the sun doing damage to your skin, the energy-efficient coating on new windows also offers protection from harmful UV rays. When you’re considering replacing your windows, it’s best to think about a few things first. “The objective should be to get the overall best value for your budget,” says Lovell. “To do this it is always best to have a knowledgeable salesperson review the options with you at your home.” Good companies will offer free in-home estimates, which will give you a better idea of what is in store for you. A great thing about this type of renovation is how quickly your new windows will be installed, usually within a day. “People are often surprised at how quick it can be,” says Lovell. With many different options available to you, it’s best to consider the type of glass and type of frame that you are looking for.

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Adding a few decorative accents an easy change By Maggie Calloway If you want to personalize your home or you are in the process of looking for a new one, don’t be discouraged by the endless “sameness” of home after home. By some very simple applications of mouldings or baseboards, you can take a plain Jane home from boring to wow! Don’t make the mistake of thinking great crown moulding, baseboards and all endless permutations are only for big stately homes; you can put your stamp on your present home by some pretty simple but effective applications. Terry Cook, the manager of Nucasa – The Finishing Touch is an expert on finding the perfect combination for your home. “Crown mouldings work extremely well on eight-foot-ceilings, as do baseboards; they just need to be proportionate,” he says. “On an eight-foot ceiling you probably want to stay within 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 inches, 5 1/4” maximum for the ceiling but the ideal is the 4 1/4 crown moulding. ... Then you would complement that with a 4 1/4 to a 5 1/4 to as low as a 3 1/4 baseboard; don’t go any lower because it would get lost and if you go higher it’s too loud and out of proportion.” Let’s not forget door and window casings. Both present more opportunities to add depth. There are a number of applications, including rosettes. These squares of wood with a pattern, applied to the top corners of a door frame, make a huge difference when coupled with plinths at the bottom. The plinths stand about six inches tall and together with the rosettes they look stunning, taking the ordinary to the extraordinary.

“Another way to dress a doorway is the application of a header, with or without a plinth,” says Cook. “A header is a build-up of a crown mould along the top and past the casing. The header can be as plain or as detailed as you wish. One thing homeowners should keep in mind when going this route is you should follow suit throughout the whole house.” Another point to keep in mind is to stay true to your personal style. If you are comfortable with a minimalist style your mouldings should reflect that. Concrete floors and countertops are wonderful but when coupled with fancy moulding, it’s more than a little jarring. The good news is there is a product for every wish list and probably some you haven’t dreamed of yet.

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By Kerry Vital Your home is looking a bit crowded lately, and now you’re considering building an addition. Perhaps your family has grown in recent years, or you just want a bit of extra space for entertaining. There are many things to consider when undertaking such a project, but John Friswell of CCI Renovations has some tips for homeowners. “You need to ensure you have enough space,” he says. Municipalities have different rules for the height and width of a structure, so it is important to do some research before deciding on what the addition will look like. Figuring out your budget is also important before you start speaking to renovation companies. “Budget expectations are wide and varied,” says Friswell. “It’s dependent on site, structure and what you’re putting in it. Bedrooms and living rooms are cheaper, while kitchens and bathrooms are more expensive.” As to whether you will be able to live in your home during the construction, Friswell says it depends on the type of reno-

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Accessorizing the bathroom easier than ever By Kerry Vital The fixtures in your bathroom are looking dated, or perhaps you’ve moved into an older home and want to give it an update. You’re contemplating replacing them with something new, but there’s a number of choices available, and you’re not sure where to start. Perhaps it’s best to get the advice of a professional. “You need to trust the sales staff,” says Shelli Auclair, showroom manager for Universal Supply. The sales staff at Universal Supply’s Artistic Baths showrooms all have over 10 years experience with helping customers find their perfect fit, so taking advantage of their expertise will give you some peace of mind. “Our people can read blueprints and know building codes,” Auclair says. “We’ve seen some bad design out there. Architects don’t always know plumbing codes, which is why The array of choices available to you when you’re choosing it’s important” to get professional advice when something new for your bathroom can be exhausting, from you’re looking for new fixtures. glass sinks, above, to many different types of faucets, right. When it comes to current trends, energy Martin Knowles photos efficiency is at the top of many buyers’ minds, as longer popular. These include brass-finished well as a clean look. faucets and dated coloured fixtures. “Modern, simple, practical,” says Gloria Lu, branch Instead, Kohler offers a range of colourful supervisor for the brand-new Artistic Baths showroom in bathroom sinks that incorporate various Richmond when asked about popular designs. designs, from leaves to a Moroccan print. When you’re considering the kind of fixtures you want to Undermount sinks are becoming buy, it’s important to consider a few things first. increasingly popular as well. The pedestal “Who is using the bathroom? What (are) their needs? What sink is also a trendy choice, especially if is the budget?” asks Lu. “It’s always better to consider the you’re going for a more old-world feel. practicality first.” Even the faucets are getting fancy. You can Some of the brands that Lu recommends include Kohler, find faucets that match the sink design, or Hytec and Brizo. The Richmond branch of Artistic Baths is even ones that look like old-fashioned pumps. an exclusive Kohler showroom, and offers options for every When it comes to your new fixtures and aesthetic, whether you’re looking for a sleek sink faucet or an faucets, you will have no trouble finding just ornate rain shower head that reminds you of a spa. what you want with such an amazing array The fixtures in your bathroom can be as decorative or as now available in the market. plain as you’d like, though there are several things that are no

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Finding an oasis of calm in the midst of a busy life By Maggie Calloway Long gone are the days when bathrooms were pretty basic, even utilitarian, rooms. Now we have in-home spa bathrooms with steam showers, huge walk-in rain head showers, heated towel bars and wall-to-wall granite or marble. Even if you are not in the market for all the bells and whistles, it is possible to have an inviting bathroom that not only services your family but is attractive to a possible future buyer. Mike Merakian of Blue Ocean Construction not only builds custom bathrooms but also installs scores of bathrooms for Home Depot so his experience is varied and substantial. “Obviously it all depends on the customer’s taste and budget; that is the starting point,” he says. He’s noticed that there are several recent trends. “For Home Depot we install soaker tubs, 90 per cent of the bathrooms have tile on the walls and we are doing more and more all-inone vanities. These vanities have the sink and the counter all-in-one; it’s a step that saves time and money and they are very attractive, like a piece of furniture,” he says. “Being able to fit this unit into the bathroom and just connect the plumbing is a huge time saver. Rather than ordering various parts, such as sink and counter which could take weeks to arrive, this new all-in-one system is very efficient.” Gone are the days of placing tile directly onto the walls in the shower stall and bath. Now membranes called a Schluter system, specially made for water resistance, are carefully installed seamlessly, before tiling, to prevent water leakage and mold. “There are other methods of water proofing, of course, in fact we now have five or six different applications we can use on shower

All-in-one vanities, above, are a rising trend in spa-like bathrooms. Mike Merakian of Blue Ocean Construction says that soaker tubs, bottom right, are one of the top sellers right now. Submitted photos

walls where ten years ago we just had two. Whatever method is used, it is the most important part of renovating anywhere there is water and humidity,” says Merakian. If you are building a custom bathroom the sky is the limit, Merakian says. “Custom showers and steam showers with frameless glass are big. Heated floors are huge; we used to use coil pads but by running wire and covering with a skim coat of concrete we have more flexibility. Niches in the shower stalls for shampoo and such, sometimes with custom shapes, are once again popular.” Even the sealing of the grout has come a

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Making your kitchen into a gourmet’s dream By Maggie Calloway It seems like a dichotomy that in today’s world with everyone short of time, running here and there, that home cooking has seen a renaissance. Not only are people cooking but they are cooking from scratch. They’re not only making pasta but actually making the dough! There is a growing concern about where our food is coming from and how it is grown. The only way to really know what goes into our food is to pick it out personally, and that is where the wonderful explosion of farmer’s markets come in; we can talk to the grower directly and even form weekly relationships with our favourite farmer. The choice of fresh fruit and vegetables plus specialty cheeses and breads is enough to get the most jaded among us salivating! Dave Werner is the owner of Cookworks, two stores in Vancouver dedicated to the home chef. The stores offer up an Aladdin’s treasure trove matching the jobs to products. “It’s very interesting how people are going back to basics,” he says. “A carpenter needs good tools and a cook needs good tools too so we would recommend starting with a very good set of knives; they make preparation so much easier.” The recent recession has sparked a trend in cooking, Werner says. “People are looking for things that fall into a couple of categories. There is a return to quality products, (and) people who are really into cooking for the family plus entertaining, and want products that do the job (and) will last, and they are willing to invest. People are returning to core basics; they would rather have one good pot than dozens of gadgets.” One surprising thing Werner mentioned was how so many people are canning. That is really returning to core values! “Living where we do with such an abundance of fresh product from surrounding

farms, people are really taking advantage of the availability,” says Werner. “Pressure cooking is also having a big resurgence; people may not have a lot of time but they are finding ways of cooking healthy food.” Baking from scratch is another big thing these days with the whole family getting involved. They may not bake on a daily basis but when they do they once again want to know what is going into the food their family is eating. Werner says his stores can hardly keep stand mixers on the shelf, which is a 180-degree turn from four or five years ago. With the explosion of excellent cooking shows on the Food Network, I have to admit I have a soft spot for Jamie Oliver, a British chef who has hosted several cooking shows, including The Naked Chef, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and Jamie Oliver’s Food Escapes. His genuine enthusiasm for learning and the delighted expression on his face when he completes a recipe makes me smile, and the easy access to any recipe, simple or complicated, on the web feeds the imagination. Did you know there are websites where you can list what you have in your pantry and up pops a recipe? Just Google “recipes by ingredients” and you will have a choice of websites. There are also a number of applications available for your smartphone that will give you recipe ideas and allow you to make a grocery list straight from the recipe. Next thing we know people are going to start getting rid of lawns and planting their own fruit and vegetables. Wouldn’t that be great?

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at home, is to exercise in ways that actually mirror real life movements. Many old-fashioned strength moves aren’t actually applicable to how your muscles move on a daily basis, so machines that make you work the muscles that you do use are especially important. “There’s a rise in sports like Crossfit,” says Manuel. “It’s functional fitness.” Crossfit is an exercise program where people do daily workouts using jump ropes, dumbbells and their own body weight, as well as other types of apparatus. Another popular program right now is P90X, short for Power 90 Extreme. It is an at-home regimen that lasts 90 days and includes yoga, martial arts, aerobic exercise and weight training. Manuel says he’s seen many people purchase the program lately, because it doesn’t need to be done at a gym and uses minimal equipment. “There’s a convenience factor there,” he says. When you picture weight training, you probably think of a full set of free weights and a bench, with muscle men grunting and straining to finish that last repetition. However, that’s not all that’s available anymore. New innovations in strength training include weighted kettlebells, Steelbells, which are made of neoprene and filled with steel shot, weighted body bars, and weighted ropes and chains (perhaps not something to do if you live in an apartment). As always, there are still the classic barbells and dumbbells, but now they can be brightly coloured and wrapped in neoprene to lessen the chance of calluses. When it comes to where to put your home gym, Manuel says it’s important to put it in a place that you actually want to visit. “If it’s not a space that you enjoy, it will become a reason not to exercise,” he says, adding that many people put their gym in a spare bedroom or garage because they’re easy places to put equipment. “If you don’t make it easy, you won’t do it,” he says. While some people can run on a treadmill for hours without getting bored, others need something to distract them. Installing a television or grabbing your iPod might help you forget that you’re burning calories. “I believe in being productive,” Manuel says. “Some people can read a book or a magazine while exercising. I can’t!” A common misconception that many people have is that you need a large space to exercise in, but Manuel says that’s untrue. “You can do incredible things in tight spaces. ... I can give people a workout with just a medicine ball.” When deciding on what kind of equipment to buy, it’s best to consult a professional for some tips. “It’s really specific to the goals of the individual,” Manuel says. “What are you trying to accomplish?” And lest you worry about getting bored with your routine and therefore stopping before you see results, Manuel says that shouldn’t be a problem. “There are lots of tools readily available,” he says. “You’re not doing the same thing every day. There is a lot more variety.” If you’re feeling a little bit tender after a workout, you don’t have to suffer. While it’s completely normal to feel a bit of soreness when you’re doing a new routine, don’t push yourself into an injury. “You have to go by how you feel,” Manuel says. Fitness and sports stores carry several pieces of equipment that can be used to untie some of your knots, from foam rollers to the plain old tennis ball. However, it is always recommended to consult your doctor before starting on any fitness regimen, especially if you haven’t worked out in a long time or if you have any injuries or health problems.

Dai Manuel, chief operating officer of Fitness Town, recommends people looking to build their own home gym invest in one piece of resistance equipment and one piece of cardio equipment as a starting point. Resistance equipment includes functional trainers, below right, and kettlebells, below left. Cardio equipment include treadmills, bottom, or elliptical trainers. Martin Knowles photos

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A planned new waste-to-energy plant for Metro Vancouver might burn not just regular garbage but also special wastes that are now shipped out of B.C. That’s the thinking of some Metro directors who argue an advanced new plant might be able to handle dangerous hospital waste, foreign waste from cruise ships or airlines and maybe even oil-contaminated soils or other materials. “If we can deal with special waste in a state-of-the-art incinerator that would be a smart move to make,” Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan argued at Metro’s waste committee Thursday. He said it wouldn’t make sense to keep trucking special waste to Alberta – emitting more carbon with each trip – if it can be handled here. “I know we’re trucking out thousands and thousands of tonnes of soil with oil contained in it,” Corrigan said. Surrey Coun. Marvin Hunt also likes the idea of looking beyond municipal solid waste to see if a new incinerator can end the need to export special waste elsewhere. “I think we should be dealing with our waste in our own region instead of putting it off to somebody else,” he said. The idea was raised as Metro directors agreed they need 370,000 tonnes per year of new waste-to-energy capacity after the

Metro Vancouver directors have agreed they need 370,000 tonnes per year of new waste-to-energy capacity after the region stops trucking waste to the Cache Creek Landfill in 2016.

region stops trucking waste to the Cache Creek Landfill in 2016. That would be the minimum size of the new waste-to-energy plant – about 30 per cent bigger than the existing incinerator in south Burnaby but less than the 500,000 tonnes per year Metro officials previously envisioned. But it could be bigger if the region decides it could take more fuel from other sources, possibly garbage from communities on Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast or Fraser Valley. Corrigan said building in some extra

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capacity now may be cheaper and more efficient than having to expand later. That talk worries directors like Vancouver’s Andrea Reimer, who wants to keep Metro’s disposal capacity as low as possible on the basis much more recycling will be possible. The 370,000-tonne size is based on waste-flow projections and assumes Metro Vancouver’s population will grow to 3.4 million by 2040 and that each resident generates 10 per cent less garbage by 2020. It also counts on the region hitting its 70 per cent waste diversion target by 2020

– up from 55 per cent now – although officials warn a higher recycling goal of 80 per cent may prove impossible. Directors also decided the plant must be publicly owned, which could allow a Metro partnership with a local city and a private developer/operator, but not one where the company owns and profits directly from the sale of energy. There’s been talk before the plant could go to New Westminster, Burnaby, Surrey or the Tsawwassen First Nation within Metro, or to out-of-region sites like Gold River or Powell River, solving the air pollution concerns of opponents in the Fraser Valley. But the regional district is far from choosing a site. Metro will ask land owners interested in hosting the plant to step forward next year and would make the list public next September. A decision on locating it inside or outside the region wouldn’t come until at least mid-2014. Meanwhile, Metro aims to short list six waste-to-energy firms capable of building the plant and then winnow that further to three finalists who would be evaluated based on their technologies and sites. The winner would be picked in 2015 and the environmental assessment and permitting would take until late 2016 before construction could start. The plant wouldn’t open until late 2018.

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Burnaby resident Dianne Globe sent this photo of herself with the NewsLeader on a recent bicycle trip in Belgium and the Netherlands. Here she is with her e-speed bike named Horace, who performed very well, on one of the several day trips that took her around the countryside with friends who live locally. This photo is from town of Hulst, in Holland, and close to the Belgian border. “I am a long time groups-travel person (I arrange and lead tours),” she says, “and have visited many of the same places before, but it is so different when one is on holiday, and when one is on a bicycle. This time was a HOLIDAY!”

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Email newsroom@burnabynewsleader.com games, learn basic sign language, and more. When: Wednesdays until Oct. 17, 10-11:15 a.m. Come early for tea or coffee. Where: Nelson Ave. Community Church, 5825 Nelson Ave., Burnaby. Info: Judy Chi or Joy Kong, 604-435-4123, nacc@shaw.ca,

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Burnaby Gogos: A group of local grandmothers who belong to the national Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign which supports

grandmothers in subSaharan Africa, who care for children orphaned by AIDS. Fundraising efforts benefit the Stephen Lewis Foundation. When: Meets Thursday, Sept. 20, 6 to 8 p.m. Where: Amica at Rideau Manor, 1850 Rosser

Ave. (near Brentwood Mall), Burnaby. Info: 604-433-3026.

Guro Von Germeten Concert: Norwegian House Society presents the cabaret jazz sound with a Balkan beat of Guro Von Germeten and

her little red accordion. This Norwegian siren “has a voice that sounds like Kate Bush on Piaf pills.” When: Friday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m. Where: Scandinavian Centre, 6540 Thomas St., Burnaby. Tickets: $15/$10. Info: 604294-2777 or www. scandinaviancentre. org.

Wildlife Rescue Association of BC: WRA will be hosting day camps during school breaks, open to children ages sixto-12. A Day in the Life of a Wildlife Rescuer, Friday, Sept. 21 shows kids what they can do to help animals. Creepy Creatures Halloween camp, Friday, Oct. 19 features bug tasting, spider facts and bat tales. Give a Hoot on Friday, Nov. 9, campers will build barn owl nest boxes. When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Burnaby Lake. Pre-registration required. Cost: $25 donation. Info and to register: 604-5262747; email educate@ wildliferescue.ca, or www.wildliferescue.ca. Celebrate 120: A twoweek event marking the 120th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Burnaby. From September 15-30, free family activities, performances and workshops take place throughout the city to commemorate 120 years and celebrate c o m m u n i t y, arts, culture and sports. Info: www.burnaby.ca/ celebrate120. Inner Ring Circus: Performance is part of Celebrate 120, marking the City of Burnaby’s 120th anniversary. When: Friday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m. Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby. Free admission. Info: www.burnaby.ca/ celebrate120 or www. innerring.ca.

Edmonds Entertainers: Auditioning for singers, dancers, instrumentalists, comedians, magicians etc. for upcoming show scheduled for May 2013. Bring suitable music or material for a vaudeville-themed show. When: Monday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Edmonds Community Centre for 55+, 7282 Kingsway, Burnaby. Info: Rita Stephan, 604-421-1407.


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D TEbook OngOing Drop-In English Conversation Class: Burnaby Multicultural Society offers a dropin conversation class. Everyone welcome for socializing while practicing English. Class accommodates all levels. When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-12 p.m. and Wednesdays and T h u r s d ay s , 2 : 1 5 - 4 : 1 5 p.m. Where: Burnaby Multicultural Society, 6255 Nelson Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-431-4131, ext. 27 or 29.

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girls in Burnaby who are between the ages of 7 and 17 for the Study Buddy Mentoring program. Info: www.bigsisters.bc.ca or 604-873-4525 ext. 300.

Drop-In English Conversation Class: Burnaby Multicultural Society offers a drop-in conversation class. Anyone welcome for socializing while practicing English. Class accommodates all levels. When: Tuesdays 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. (except Sundays). Wednesday Fun Nights will commence every Wednesday at 6 p.m., weather permitting. Where: Clubhouse located in Central Park east of swimming pool.

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Burnaby International Folk Dancers: Learn folk dances from around the world in a friendly club environment. New dances taught every night, all levels welcome, no partner needed. Cost: $4 drop-in, first night free. When: every Tuesday, 79:30 p.m. Where: Charles Rummel Centre, 3630 Lozells, Burnaby Info: 604436-9475.

company at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Open to boys aged 7 to 24 with five choirs in Burnaby, Vancouver, North Shore and Nanaimo. Register now – no audition required for town choirs. When: Wednesday nights. Where: Shadbolt Centre, Burnaby. Info: www. bcboyschoir.org or 1-888909-8282.

Mexican train dominoes: Weekly game for players 55 and over. When: Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Where: Willow room, Cameron Seniors’ Recreation Centre, 9523 Cameron St., Burnaby (behind Lougheed Town Centre). Info: 604-297-4453.

Burnaby Historical Society: Guests speakers. Visitors welcome. When: Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Where: Carousel Building, Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer lake Ave. Info: 604-297-4565.

Drop-In English conversation class: Burnaby Multicultural Society offers a drop-in conversation class. Anyone welcome for socializing while practising English. Class accommodates all levels. When: Every Wednesday, 2:15-4:15 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-12 p.m. Where: 6255 Nelson Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-431-4131, ext. 27 or 29.

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Sunshine Sing-a-long is looking for a volunteer drummer familiar with music from the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s to accompany its sing-a-long sessions (please note that we are able to provide the drum set). When: Meets every other Monday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Where: Cameron Seniors’ Recreation Centre, 9523 Cameron St., Burnaby (behind Lougheed Town Centre). Please phone if interested: 604-420-6478. Burnaby Writers’ Circle: Meets the first Wednesday of each month. When: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Where: Program Room 2, Confederation Seniors Centre, 4548 Albert St., Burnaby. Info: 604-9055024. Tuesday and Thursday Dance: Dance the winter blues away at Bonsor 55+ dance programs. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. Each dance has a live band and light refreshments served. When: Tuesday dances run 12-3 p.m. and Thursday night dance goes 7:3010:30 p.m. Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-439-5510.

Bonsor Complex Carpet Bowling: Looking for a fun and entertaining way to beat the winter weather? Come join the Bonsor 55+ carpet bowlers (55+ membership required). When: Meets every Monday and Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-439-5510.

Seniors Together Program: A s e n i o r l e d g ro u p focuses on welcoming and involving seniors in a variety of different activities. When: English conversation (Fridays, 10 to 11 a.m.), seniors social group (Fridays, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., light lunch served) and Wii games and exercise (Wednesdays, 12 to 3 p.m.). Where: South Burnaby Neighbourhood House, 4845 Imperial St., Burnaby. Info: 604-431-0400. Bonsor 55+ Bingo: Get out and enjoy a fun game of bingo. When: Wednesdys, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-439-5510.


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They settled in Chilliwack in 1946 then lived in Vancouver before finally moving to New Westminster in 1964 where she remained until her death. Betty was predeceased by her loving husband Jack in 1985. Betty will be sadly missed by her son Murray, who resides in Australia, her nieces Brenda Jean, Evelyn, Linda and Betty Lou who reside in Chilliwack and Kamloops respectively. A memorial service will be held at Galbraith Manor, 1892 Queens Ave New Westminster on Thursday, September 20th, 2012 at 1:00pm.

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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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Try part-time work as a Food Demonstrator 6-10 days a month in Thrifty Foods, Safeway, Save-On-Foods, Price Smart, London Drugs and more! Job Description: You must be outgoing, able to work on your own, enjoy talking to people & doing basic cooking. Great for men & women, seniors, retirees & mature adults. Availability: Fri & Sat and/or Sat & Sun (the 2 days vary; you need to be available any 2 of the 3 days). from 11-5, 11-6 or 12-6. Requirements: • Fully fluent in English • Able to stand 6-7 hr./day • Own a vehicle to carry supplies • Be well groomed & bondable • Able to carry medium weight equipment into stores. Pay starts at $10.50/hr. Training provided in North Burnaby.

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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.

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THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Grapple Yarder Operators • Hooktenders • Chasers • 2nd Loader/Buckers • Hydraulic Log Loader/Hoe Forward Operators • Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers (Pacific) • Heavy Duty Mechanics. Full time with union rates and benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email: office@lemare.ca.

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DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500

SECHELT WASTE COMPANY seeks Heavy Duty Mechanic to manage shop operations and the maintenance of all equipment. Submit resume to 604-885-4247 or directdisposal@dccnet.com.

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Electrician (Richmond)

Donald’s Fine Foods is a progressive and growing specialty meats processing and distribution company. We have an opening in our Maintenance Department for the following position:

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIAN To be considered for these positions candidates must have the following qualifications and attributes: t3FE4FBM$FSUJĂśDBUJPOGSPNBSFDPHOJ[FEQSPHSBN t UP  ZFBST FYQFSJFODF  QSFGFSBCMZ JO B GPPE manufacturing plant t&YDFMMFOUFMFDUSJDBMUSPVCMFTIPPUJOHBOESFQBJSTLJMMT t&YQFSJFODFXPSLJOHJOBGBTUQBDFEBOEDPMEXPSLJOH environment considered an asset We offer industry competitive wages and benefits with TUFBEZGVMMUJNFXPSL .FDIBOJDBMMZ JODMJOFE 3FGSJHFSBOU 0QFSBUPST BOEPS $MBTT1PXFS&OHJOFFSUJDLFUXPVMECFBOBTTFU Please send covering letter and resume to: careers@donaldsfinefoods.com or fax 604-875-6031


A30 NewsLeader Wednesday, September 19, 2012 PERSONAL SERVICES 182

FINANCIAL SERVICES

PERSONAL SERVICES 188

LEGAL SERVICES

PERSONAL SERVICES 188

LEGAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 242

CONCRETE & PLACING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 288

HOME REPAIRS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 320

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MOVING & STORAGE

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

A-1 PAINTING CO. 604.723.8434 Top Quality Painting. Floors & Finishing. Insured, WCB, Written Guarantee. Free Est. 20 Years Exp.

IF YOU own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161. MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

188

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 34 Years Exp. Free Estimates.

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

LEGAL SERVICES

260

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

115

EDUCATION

#1113 LOW COST ELECTRIC Panel Upgrade • Reno’s -Com/Res. Heating • Trouble Shooting Licensed & Bonded. 604-522-3435

115

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

EDUCATION

Applications being accepted for On campus and home study programs

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

203

Call today for Career Options

(250)717-0412 www.counsellortraining.com

PCTIA

ACCREDITED

KELOWNA COLLEGE OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLING

If I can’t do it It can’t be done

ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

Rick’s Bobcat Service. Leveling, Back Filling, Trucking Reas. Rates.778-355-2978, 604-290-2978

281

GARDENING

300

604-537-4140

BEST RATE MOVING EXPERIENCED MOVERS W/ AFFORDABLE RATES

Starting $40/hr. LICENSED & INSURED ✶ Local & Long Distance ✶ ✶ Seniors Discount ✶

604-787-8061 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

LANDSCAPING

DOUBLE SCREENED TOPSOIL Sand & gravel. Excavating & Drainage. Call Randy for info. Meesh Trucking, 604-728-1768

MOVING & STORAGE

ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020

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Underpinning everything we do is our unwavering belief that each of our students has the potential and ability to create a brighter future for themselves. We believe anything is possible when you have the focus and drive to accomplish your goals.

From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

320

EDUCATION

RELEVANT SKILLS. MEANINGFUL JOBS.

$45/Hr

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.

Accounting, Bookkeeping & Tax services, payroll for corporations & Individuals. Free Pickup & Delivery 604-764-2575 or 604-998-2265

115

Local & Long Distance

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

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

INTERESTED IN PSYCHOLOGY?

BECOME A PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLOR Earn Your Diploma in 1 Year

Chelsea Stowers Graduate

ELECTRICAL

AFFORDABLE MOVING

HELP WANTED

329 PAINTING & DECORATING MILANO PAINTING & RENOS. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510 AWD Interior/Ext Painting. Drywall/Ceiling Repairs. Call Will for a Free Estimate. (778)709-1081

778-997-9582

Getting a job couldn’t be easier!

130

130

HELP WANTED

NEED EXTRA

287

“ ABOVE THE REST “ Interior & Exterior Unbeatable Prices & Professional Crew. • Free Est. • Written Guarantee • No Hassle • Quick Work • Insured • WCB

HELP WANTED

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CASH

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

We’re looking for carriers! Be part of a GREAT team!

UPCOMING AVAILABLE ROUTES CARRIERS NEEDED in Burnaby Route

Quantity

LEADER

Boundaries

CENTRAL CREEK CONSTRUCTION

BB23103102

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Gordon Ave - Deer Lake Dr Sperling Ave - Haszard St

CCC

BB23103104

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Burris St - Stanley St Malvern Ave - Buckingham Ave

BB23103105

91

Burris St - Morley Dr Canada Way - Buckingham Dr

BB23103111

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Sperling Ave - Canada Way Haszard St - Burris St

BB23823850

78

Springer Ave - Howard Ave Parker St - Meadedale Dr

BB23903921

68

Delta Ave - Springer Ave Union St - Parker St

BB24104111

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Gilmore Ave N - Madison Ave N Oxford St - Dundas St

BB24204207

100

Grosvenor Cres - Pandora St Ranelagh Ave - Grosvenor Ave

BB24204216

76

Inlet Dr - Barnet Dr Ridge Dr - Bayview Dr

BB24204221

62

Cliff Ave - Inlet Dr Sierra Dr - Pandora St

Complete Kitchen & Bathroom Renovations Planning, Kitchen Cabinets, Tiles, Counter Tops, Bath tubs, In-Floor Heating.

BBB & WCB Seniors Discount Book by end of Sept. - 10% off. 25 yrs exp. Guarantee on work. Refs. (604)773-7811 or 604-432-1857

LEARNING WITH PURPOSE SINCE 1903

Deliver newspapers on Wednesdays & Fridays in your neighbourhood. Call 604.436.2472 or email circulation@burnabynewsleader.com today for more info!

ey! n o m An eas y way to earn extra

CALL NEW WEST CAMPUS: 604-520-3900 OR VISIT SPROTTSHAW.COM *Not all programs available in all campuses. Formerly known as Sprott-Shaw Community College.

115

EDUCATION

115

EDUCATION

115

EDUCATION

115

EDUCATION

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.

Toll Free:

1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com


Wednesday, September 19, 2012 NewsLeader A31 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

STAN’S PAINTING

DISPOSAL BINS

Comm. & Res. BBB, WCB.

Residential & Commercial Services

KITCHEN & BATH RENO’S

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 509

548

25 yrs in roofing industry

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

Family owned & operated. Fully insured. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles, torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warranty. 604-723-2626

Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.

• Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

604.587.5865

www.recycleitcanada.ca FLEETWOOD WASTE Bin Rentals 10-30 Yards. Call Ken at 604-294-1393

.Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005 Furnace Boilers, Hot Water Tanks Hot Water Heat, Plumbing Jobs. Furnace cleaning with truck mounted machine

372 356

341

SUNDECKS

RUBBISH REMOVAL

PRESSURE WASHING

Rubbish Removal, Caring for the Earth. Professional Quality Service at Great Rates. 604-787-8782

WASHING Services..

Sat, Sept 22nd, 9am-1pm All Saints Anglican Church

7405 Royal Oak Ave. Baked Goods, Books, Small Appliances & Lots More

560

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.

563

MISC. WANTED

WANTED pre 1970’s toys. Dinky, Corgi, matchbox, hotwheels, tin trucks. Call 604-889-5414

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

WorkSafeBC insured.

bradsjunkremoval.com

Haul Anything...

www.expertpowerwashing.com

627

HOMES WANTED

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

Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-782-9108 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

374

But Dead Bodies!!

Mike 604-961-1280

604.

POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

220.JUNK(5865)

Call Ian 604-724-6373

626

HOUSES FOR SALE

626

with the ClaVViÀeG

Power Pack…

LimiteG Time Offer!

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca 10% OFF with this AD

PETS

3-LINE EXAMPLE

Size not exactly as shown

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Power Pack incluGeV

BurnaEy-New :eVtminVter NewVLeaGer PRINT AD: Includes photo and 3-lines for one week.

HORSE BOARDING avail. in Port Coquitlam, Westside Stables. Full/semi/self board. Sandy (604)941-5434 or 778-388-5434

477

736

HOMES FOR RENT

MAPLE RIDGE, 1650sf 3bdrm rancher off Dewdney, nr Garibaldi high schl, lge yd, ample prkg, Oct 1 $1425. N/S. 604-941-3259.

750

SUITES, LOWER

COQUITLAM lrg. 2 bdrm. grn’d lvl. bsm’t in quiet family home nr. all amens. insuite w/d, cbl. F/P, small yard. NS/NP. Avail Now or Oct 1st. $1100/mo. incl utils. 604-880-7237

BORDER COLLIE PUPPIES P/B. black & white, male & fem. Vet chk, 1st shots, $500 ea. Loving homes needed. Call 604-250-4360 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 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

USEDVancouver.com

SHELTIES SABLE COLOUR full white collars, 3 months old, taken out on leash, 2M 1F (604)826-6311 SMOOTH MINI Dachshunds. Born July 27/12. Family raised. 1st shots, dewormed. $750. 604-855-6176 MERCHANDISE: CLASS 500’S From antiques & collectibles, to sporting goods and electronics, to parakeets and pet supplies, if it’s considered merchandise for sale, you can find it here.

Metal Recycling Ltd. We Pay CA$H For •Auto •Scrap Metals •Batteries •Machinery •Lead

Scotty 604-313-1887

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

Price $19,950. obo. Henry 604-309-6012 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.

2001 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE 175K, fully loaded, Great cond. $5250 obo. Daniel 778-574-5081 2005 Mazda 6 Sport Wagon - 139k, 3.0 V6, 5 spd. manual, 220 hp exc. cond. BC car, dark grey w/ blk. int., no accid. sunroof, pwr. drivers seat, light duty hitch for bike rack, new clutch & starter, recent tires, car needs nothing $9500 778-861-5017

845

851

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

TRUCKS & VANS

POCO - Avail 2 large bdrms, incl heat, h.w. & prkg. N/p. $825. For info call 604-941-2060

2008 FORD 350, diesel. Black. 3 yr warranty left. $27,000. Call 604589-6032 or 604-807-6022.

Pt Coquitlam new home 2 bdrm g/l inste ldry all util covered patio Oct 1 $1000mo N/P 604-552-2772

MARINE

751

SUITES, UPPER

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

752

BOATS

#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

TOWNHOUSES

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

912

FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

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.

TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

Sun Peaks Duplex For Sale

818

CARS - DOMESTIC

Sell your Car! with the &ODVViÀeG

Each side: $449,000 5 bdrms. 3 bath, front & back decks. Exc. revenue opportunity We work with agents! 604-626-7100 www. northrockhomes.ca/peak-2-creek

Power Pack…

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

LiPiteG Time Offer!

Sell your vehicle FAST in the highest read community newspapers & largest online sites!

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

RENTALS

ONLY

RENT TO OWN

700

STOP RENTINGRENT TO OWN

Airedale pups. P/b, CKC reg., microchipped, health guar, (604)7943500. email: lovethem@telus.net

P/B Choc. lab puppies, 3 F. 1 M.left, born June 27, CKC reg. vet✓ $700. 604-217-6551, 604-825-1730

Call 604.575-5555

7 Days/Week The Scrapper

1991 Class A MOTORHOME

RECREATIONAL

640

PETS

ONLINE AD: BC-wide reach! For one week! ONLINE AD: Local reach — until you cancel it!

CALL

604-328-0081

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.

MAPLE RIDGE 2 Bdrm SXS duplex. Newly reno’d, quiet street, priv yard, n/s, n/p. Avail. Oct. 1st. $1100/mo. 604-465-8274.

FREE BROCHURE - Kings County - “Land of Orchards, Vineyards & Tides” - Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. Live! Work! Start Business! -Toll-Free: 1.888.865.4647 www.kingsrda.ca

BOARDING

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

BCClaVViÀeG.com

“No Wheels, No Problem”

$ WE PAY CASH FOR CARS $

RECREATIONAL/SALE

1977 DODGE CAMPER VAN - exc. cond. all working cond. $3850 obo. Must See! (604)599-3835

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

453

SURREY: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, hardwood floors throughout and new roof. $549,000. 604-575-5555.

715

Tree removal done RIGHT! • Tree & Stump Removal • Certified Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~

Sell your home FAST in the highest read community newspapers & largest online sites!

ONLY

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

HOUSES FOR SALE

Sell your Home!

TREE SERVICES A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Spacious & clean 1 & 2 bdrms avail. From $750 - $1020/mo. No pets.

ALTO CONN SAX $595. Tenor Sax $595. 604-859-5925

Residential & Commercial

Special OFFER !! see..

Panorama Court

Rummage & Bake Sale

RECYCLE YOUR JUNK!

EXPERT POWER

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

2011 NISSAN VERSA 4/dr h/back, auto, 25,000/km, red, many options, $8600/firm. 604-538-9257.

838

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

GARAGE SALES

REAL ESTATE

PATRICK’S RUBBISH REMOVAL *Landscape *Trimming *Yard Clean *Const. Clean. *ANYTHING!!! 1 Ton Truck. Call Patrick for Prompt Quality Service @ 604-808-1652.

604-507-4606 or 604-312-7674

845

BURNABY SOUTH

www.EconPro.com 604-882-2733

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

Roofing Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.

551

We Recycle! GO GREEN!

RECYCLE-IT!

PLUMBING

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2006 MAZDA 3 - 4 dr sedan. auto, 70,000 kms, Blue. Many options. $7000/firm. Call (604)538-4883

Call 604-540-6732

• Portable Toilets • Fencing • Containers • Waste Management • Storage

www.mainlandroof.com

www.paintspecial.com

TRANSPORTATION

NEW WESTMINSTER

• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. (604)961-7505, 278-0375

APARTMENT/CONDO

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

MATTRESSES starting at $99

FIVE STAR ROOFING

Mainland Roofing Ltd.

Gas Fitter ✭ Plumber

FURNITURE

706

TRANSPORTATION

MAPLE RIDGE: Lrg bright 1 bdrm apt, quiet adult oriented bldg, incl heat, h/w, covered prkg. N/S,N/P. Oct. 1. $700/mo. 604-465-8274.

A New Pillowtop Mattress Set Still in Packaging! Can Deliver! $100 - Call: 604-484-0379

Seniors Discount Book by end of Aug. - 10% off. 25 yrs exp. Guarantee on work. Refs. (604)773-7811 or 604-432-1857

338

AUCTIONS

ABLE AUCTIONS in Vancouver is currently accepting jewellery, fine art, antiques and collectibles for upcoming auctions. FREE APPRAISALS Call 604-818-9473

Tiles, Plumbing, Under floor Heating etc.

RENTALS

• No Qualification-Low Down • CLOVERDALE -18898 65th Ave, HOUSE, 3900 sqft. 5 bdrm. & 2 suites, quiet neigh. $1,488/M

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

Call Kristen 604-786-4663

1-800-910-6402

www.ReadySetOwn.ca

www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557 GUARANTEED

706

Auto

Loans

1-888-229-0744

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APARTMENT/CONDO

PRINT AD: Includes photo and 3-lines for one week.

BCClaVViÀeG.com

ONLINE AD: BC-wide reach! For one week!

GABLE GARDENS MOVE IN INCENTIVE

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Please call 604-521-3448 for viewing.

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Nice, clean and quiet 1 bdrm Walk to Highgate Close to transit & schools Upgraded suite Cat okay On site manager

3-LINE EXAMPLE

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2 Bd, 1.5 bathroom for rent, $1100 + utils, fridge & stove, shared laundry, close to Brentwood Mall and Skytrain, hot water and heat included, No Smoking, No Pets. 778-8358622

2010 VENZA: Like new, only 20,000 kms, fully loaded, automatic, 6 cylinder, dvd system. $22,800. 604-575-5555.

USEDVancouver.com 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 1-888593-6095.

818

CARS - DOMESTIC

1995 BUICK LE SABRE - loaded, 92K, Air Cared, No accident. Like new! $3700obo 778.565.4230

ONLINE AD: Local reach — until you cancel it!

Call 604.575-5555


A32 NewsLeader Wednesday, September 19, 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!

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September 19, 2012 edition of the Burnaby NewsLeader