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Royal City Storm takes it to the Wild in U-13 soccer. See Page A10

RCH turns 150 Grant Granger

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Cheryl Rohachuk (née Harrop), manager of health services at Royal Columbian Hospital, graduated from RCH’s school of nursing in 1978, the last class from the school. Rohahuck has worked at the hospital, which celebrates its 150th anniversary on Sunday.

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Royal Columbian Hospital celebrates 150 years on Sunday, and Cheryl Rohachuk—and many of her family members—have had a close tie to the facility for the last 40 of those years. In the early 1970s, Rohachuk’s father George Harrop had a fair bit of heart trouble. Not serious enough for surgery, but enough to require frequent visits

to Royal Columbian. She remembers often being there in the room as a nurse encouraged her father to change his lifestyle choices, but Rohachuk says for him it was too late. But an incident during that time had a profound impact on her. She recalls witnessing another patient have a coronary attack. “The team came crashing in the room. When I saw the [cardiac care nurse] teaching my father and then the next minute transitioning into an emergency room situation there was a whole new set of actions

taking place. It was fascinating to me and it clicked into me about wanting to be part of a team like that.” So when she graduated from Burnaby South in 1973 she had “a very clear decision about my path.” Rohachuk asked one of the nurses how she could get her foot in the door, and she suggested working in the hospital kitchen. Her assignment was to deliver evening nourishment to the patients. That led to her entering Royal Columbian’s three-year nursing program, moving into the nurse’s

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Amongst the mud, shops and shacks of New Westminster during the city’s embryonic stages, Royal Columbian Hospital was born on Oct. 7, 1862. There was no place in the colony of British Columbia to serve the medical needs of those that couldn’t afford to be treated by a doctor at home. Hospitals, 150 years ago, were for the “indigent,” those with little money and no family or friends to take care of them. Local leaders went to other communities in the colony, such as Lytton and Yale, seeking contributions, says local historian Dale Miller, who has spent the year doing a 150th anniversary blog chronicling Royal Columbian’s past (rch150.wordpress. com). The result was a two-ward, 30-bed facility at what is now Agnes and Fourth streets. In those days, Royal meant public, and Columbian referred to the colony. The patients were all men. It’s not that women were excluded, it just wasn’t practical. see SAPPERTON, A3


A2 NewsLeader Friday, October 5, 2012

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Consultants have been retained by the City to undertake a detailed examination of land use options for a defined area in Queensborough, referred to as the Special Study Area. The study area is bound by Stanley Street, Duncan Street, and Ewen Avenue (outlined in red on the map below). The purpose of the study is to identify the most appropriate land use designations and recommend a land use plan for the study area. The results of this research will be incorporated into the Queensborough Community Plan which is currently underway.

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The City of New Westminster is calling for volunteers to serve on the following Advisory Bodies of Council for 2013: Group: • Advisory Planning Commission • ActBiPed (Formerly known as Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee) • Arts and Culture Grant Committee • Arts Commission • Community Grant Committee • Community Heritage Commission • Community and Social Issues Committee • Downtown New Westminster Parking Commission • Economic Development Advisory Committee • Emergency Advisory Committee • Environment Advisory Committee • Family Court Committee • Heritage Grant Program Committee • Multiculturalism Advisory Committee • Neighbourhood Traffic Advisory Committee • New Westminster Design Panel • Parks and Recreation Committee • Public Art Advisory Committee • Railway Community Advisory Panel • Remembrance Day Committee • Seniors Advisory Committee • Special Services and Access Committee This volunteer opportunity allows citizens to contribute their expertise, experience and ideas in relation to important community issues. Committees are created by Mayor and Council to consider information concerning specific issues which would otherwise absorb the time and attention of Council. By fulfilling this role, committees enable Council to perform its legislative function more effectively and efficiently. A committee must therefore operate in accordance with the specific mandate and terms of reference or bylaw approved by Council. The Local Government Act provides that all proceedings of a committee are subject to the approval of Council (except if certain powers are delegated by bylaw). If you wish to be considered for appointment, please submit your application with a brief personal resume of your background (even if you have done so in the past). We encourage you to apply online or download an application form at www.newwestcity.ca. Applicants may submit their hard copy applications by: Drop-off or Mail: Committee Clerk Legislative Services Department, City Hall 511 Royal Avenue New Westminster BC V3L 1M9 Fax: 604 527 4594 Email: committees@newwestcity.ca For further information, please contact the Legislative Services Department at 604 527 4523 or by email at committees@newwestcity.ca. Applications must be received by the Legislative Services Department no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2012.

The City is holding an open house to generate input to the land use planning process for the Special Study Area. Participants will be invited to review the planning principles and provide comments that will be considered when land use concepts for the study area are created. Residents, business owners and other people who have an interest in the area are all welcome to attend. DATE: TIME: LOCATION:

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PIER INTO THE FUTURE... OF WESTMINSTER PIER PARK’S TIMBER WHARF The City of New Westminster is seeking input from residents, businesses, community groups and organizations about the interim development of the Timber Wharf section (“east end” asphalt area) of the newly opened Westminster Pier Park. This is your opportunity to make a significant contribution to your community. Purpose: • Enhance the attractiveness of the overall park • Identify potential activities and features to make the Timber Wharf inviting and fun • Initiate short term improvements to remain in place until funding for Phase Two of the full park Master Plan becomes available 2012 Timeline: 1. WPP “West End” Opens - June 2. Public Survey - September/October 3. Community meeting - October 11 4. Follow-up Community meeting - October 16 5. Report to Council - November Check www.newwestpcr.ca for the link to the survey or simply scan the QR code on your smart phone. Surveys must be completed by October 13th. Hardcopies will also be available at City recreation facilities, Westminster Pier Park, Downtown BIA office, Tourism New Westminster, River Market and the Fraser River Discovery Centre. Survey participants will be entered into a draw for chance to win a “Picnic in the Park” for 12 catered by River Market restaurants. For more information, please call 604-527-4567 or email PCR@newwestcity.ca CITYPAGE CONTINUED ON PAGE 4

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There weren’t medically trained nurses around in those days. Patients were taken care of by men who didn’t know how to deal with medication. They were hired to feed and take care of the patients. Treatment was carried out by doctors, says Miller. So with the hospital full of sailors, miners and lumberjacks looking for a place to recover from their illnesses, and male employees, it didn’t make sense for women to go there, Miller says. A quarter century later it was already too small. In 1889, RCH moved to a “more modern” facility on East Columbia near where the current hospital sits. It held 80 beds and took $25,000 to build compared to the $3,394 to complete the original RCH. And this had a separate ward for female patients. Since most New Westminster

residents lived downtown there was an outcry the new hospital was too far away. But that dissipated after a streetcar line was opened. “First thing you know it’s filled, that’s the nature of the beast,” says Miller. The biggest leap forward, she says, came in 1901 when RCH joined forces with the women’s hospital on Third Avenue and started a nursing school. “You have bodies to take care of people,” says Miller. “It really begins to snowball.” In December 1912, the cornerstone for a new hospital was laid that eventually opened in 1914, costing $143,000 and able to serve 170 patients, only a quarter of what it can today. Part of that cornerstone is still in the foyer of RCH. Another wing was built in 1950 (replaced in 1992) and in 1978 the current health care

A selected timeline of 150 years of RCH:

In 1889, RCH moved to new digs on East Columbia, near where the current hospital sits.

centre was constructed. “By the time the health care centre is built, it’s really quite an imposing place,” says Miller. In 1964, Royal Columbian was declared a regional hospital for particular health needs. It became much more specialized with patients needing higher levels of medical treatment sent there. One of those specialties

was trauma because its central location made sense. “Then, as is now, we are the hub, so with all the traffic problems they land here,” says Miller. In June of this year, the province announced it has approved proceeding with a redevelopment of RCH which could cost $750 million or more.

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“It was a feeling we didn’t know what nursing was transitioning to. We didn’t know any other models, or how they would work,” says Rohachuk. Her first posting was in orthopedics and her second in the coronary care unit where her father was. The family connection to RCH even grew from there. Her twin sister, Shirley Harrop, went to work at RCH as a clerk and was there 33 years before recently being transferred. Rohachuk’s father died in 1977 and didn’t see Rohachuk graduate or get married. Following his death, her mother, Laura Auld, worked as

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a housekeeper at RCH for 12 years retiring in 1991. And the connection now spans three generations. Rohachuk’s daughter, Krista Smith, graduated in nursing from Kwantlen College in 2011 and works just down the hall from Rohachuk in the same cardiac ward she did. “That’s really cool because she has chosen the very area I was in,” says Rohachuk, who is now a manager of health services at RCH. In her nearly 35 years there, Rohachuk has seen many changes as the hospital has grown to not only serve New West and the immediate area, but also be the hospital Fraser

“We believe we do really good work with limited resources because we are a can-do place.” In June, then health minister Mike de Jong announced approval for plans to do a redevelopment of RCH, expected to cost about $750 million. That has the staff encouraged and optimistic for the hospital’s future. Rohachuk’s daughter Krista is scheduled to give birth to a son in December. The granny-to-be smiles slyly at the possibility of a fourth generation of her family eventually joining the RCH family as it heads toward its 200th anniversary.

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Health sends its most seriously ill and injured patients to. “Today, the word congestion is used over and over again, there are not enough beds. In those days this was not the case, probably because we didn’t have the same number of services. Everything was on a smaller scale.” Being part of raising the bar at RCH with so many specialties and expertise has been exciting for Rohachuk. “We had such good personnel that wanted to optimize their education and skills and adapt to a higher level role. There are a lot of self-starters that wanted to get programs going,” says Rohachuk.

Oct. 7, 1862 – RCH opens at Agnes and Clement (now Fourth) streets with 30 beds at a cost of $3,396. 1889 – Original RCH replaced with two-storey, 80-bed facility in Sapperton, costs $25,000. 1901 – RCH merges with the women’s hospital, and RCH School of Nursing is established. 1902 – RCH opens a 20-bed maternity cottage, 1912 – Cornerstones laid for new wing at Sapperton site, room for 170 patients, costs $143,000 to build. 1930 – RCH closes wards and curtails expansion during early years of the Depression. 1950 – Wing built that includes a training school program 1952 – ER busiest in province with 1,000 visits a month 1964 – RCH declared a regional hospital 1965 – New 20-bed ER and 20-bed short stay unit opened, and intensive nursing care ward. 1968 – Trauma unit opens. 1972 – Renal unit opens. 1978 – RCH Foundation established; Prince Phillip and Prince Andrew open new $21.7m health care centre that includes an intensive care unit, coronary care, neonatal intensive care, and nuclear medicine; final RCH nursing school class graduates with training moved to Douglas. 1981 – Psychiatric unit opens. 1987 – New ER opens; special care nursery opens. 1992 – Columbia Tower replaces 1950 building. The $45m, 210,000-square foot structure has six-storeys, 300 beds. 2004 – St. Mary’s Hospital closes. 2006 – New renal centre opens. 2007 – New ICU opens replacing 1965-built facility. 2008 – Cardiac surgery ICU opens. 2012 – RCH celebrates 150th birthday.

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A4 NewsLeader Friday, October 5, 2012

get actiVe & stay actiVe Programs The Parks, Culture and Recreation Department is pleased to announce the continuation of the Grade 5 Get Active Program and the Grade 6 Stay Active Program for all Grade 5 and 6 students living in New Westminster. grade 5 get active Program:

CITyPage 2012 seniors’ & Family FestiVal saturday, october 13th, 11am-3pm at royal city centre. This City event celebrates families and seniors and offers an opportunity for individuals to meet organizations who serve our residents to participate. Enjoy live performances, family friendly activities and visit the 30+ community organizations information tables. Some highlights include:

With their Get Active card, Grade 5 students will have FREE access to all drop-in recreation programs offered by the Parks, Culture and Recreation Department for their Grade 5 year. This program is in effect from October 1, 2012 until September 2, 2013. To qualify for the Get Active card, students must be in Grade 5 (born Jan. 2002 – Dec. 2002) and live in New Westminster and/ or attend school in New Westminster. grade 6 get active Program: The Stay Active card provides Grade 6 students with 10 FREE admissions to any drop-in recreation program offered by the Parks, Culture and Recreation Department. This program is in effect from October 1, 2012 until June 30, 2013. To qualify for the Stay Active card, students must be in Grade 6 (born Jan. 2001 – Dec. 2001) and live in New Westminster and /or attend school in New Westminster. The information and the application form for both programs will be distributed to eligible students through the schools on October 1, 2012. Encourage your Grade 5 and 6 student to apply for their Get Active/Stay Active cards early and use them regularly.

• Emcee: John Ashdown • youth Entertainers: Myles Murphy & Colton Fleet • Steve Elliott: Elvis Impersonator

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• youth Entertainers: Endless Couch • Opportunity to have a family portrait • Kids Zone includes: Coco The Clown, Facepainting, Arts & Crafts and more For more information, please contact Ruby Campbell at 604-519-1023.

PuBlic notice oF aPPlications For 2013 ProPerty tax PermissiVe exemPtion Section 227 of the Community Charter requires Council to give notice of a proposed bylaw regarding permissive tax exemptions, identifying the property, the proposed exemptions, the number of years that the exemption may be provided and an estimate of the amount of exempt taxes for the year of the exemption and the two following years. The proposed Bylaw No. 7543, 2012 is for a one year term. Folio #

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Section 224 of the Community Charter does not require notice of exemptions provided under section 224(2)(f) [buildings for public worship] and section 224(2)(h) [seniors’ homes, hospitals or private schools]. For information about the proposed bylaw, please call the Finance and Information Technology Department at 604-527-4606

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Friday, October 5, 2012 NewsLeader A5

Grandstand divides city council Split on what to do with Queen’s Park Stadium seating

Coun. Jonathan Coté, parks committee chair, said except for May Day the grandstand doesn’t get enough use to justify Grant Granger retaining it. ggranger@newwestnewsleader.com “I’m not sure there is value City councillors are divided in keeping it going. The use on what to do with the now is not that significant. The decaying Queen’s Park stadium community doesn’t envision it grandstand and the asphalt being used as that type of park. tennis court area next to I lean in the direction of it. A master plan for the moving forward without park was presented to that,” said Coté on council by consultants on Monday. Monday. Coun. Chuck While containing Puchmayr, however, many definitive plans for pointed out the city’s harper the park, three options outdoor pools are were presented on what used seasonally like to do with the grandstand built the stadium, but no one’s 60 years ago. The first would suggesting they be torn down. be to remove the grandstand, “There’s a huge potential but not the grass playing there for future use,” Puchmayr surface, costing up to $400,000, said. “I can’t support according to a 2007 estimate. eliminating the stadium. We The second would see need more detail of the cost of renovation of the current refurbishing.” grandstand, which would be a Coun. Betty McIntosh, whose short-term measure. husband Ken has had long-time That was estimated five years ties to the baseball community, ago at as much as $750,000. The said there is potential for highthird option was a long-term level baseball at the stadium permanent structure pegged in and didn’t support tearing it 2007 at $1.3 million. down.

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The master plan presented to council also indicated the tennis courts, which are so rarely used the city uses part of the area for soil storage, could be turned into a plaza. HB Lanarc Golder consultant Jana Zelenski said a plaza could become “the heart” of the park with its location between the stadium, the arena, the arenex and the Bernie Legge Theatre. Council heard there has been indications the baseball community would like to see that area turned into an indoor training facility. Cote said it would be worthwhile getting more information about that concept. Coun. Bill Harper wondered if the plaza and stadium area should be looked at in a city-wide context as part of a one-stop sports complex, such as Burnaby’s Central Valley facilities. “Is this (Queen’s Park) the spot? We have the [Canada Games Pool] and other sports facilities nearby, or is somewhere else the spot?” said Harper. Please see Queen’s park, a9

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A6 NewsLeader Friday, October 5, 3, 2012

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In the media glare “They’ve been punished by the media coverage.” This phrase, or variations of it, is often used by defence lawyers lobbying for lighter sentences for their clients. We even hear it from judges. And they all have a point… but only to a point. Indeed, anyone accused of a crime who is unlucky enough to get unwanted media attention pays a price. Some readers no doubt will rush to judgment, convinced that only the guilty get charged. Sadly, this is not always the case. Innocent people – and all are deemed innocent until proven guilty, in the eyes of our system – suffer from that same system in which justice is meant to be conducted in public. However, once a guilty plea is entered or a conviction rendered, it should be incumbent on the courts to consider any suffering caused by public scrutiny to be off-limits when sentencing. Recently, the lawyer for confessed dog thief Louise Reid told the judge a news article on her involvement in stealing dogs was posted on a bulletin board at her work; and a front-page story appeared in the newspaper her granddaughter delivers. We can only hope Judge Peder Gulbransen did not consider that as “punishment” when he gave her a one-year probation and ordered her to pay $2,500 in restitution, as the dog was never returned. The argument in court is almost always along the lines that news reports caused the offender embarrassment. The question that must be asked is, what exactly did the guilty parties think would happen? Did they only decide to break the law because they thought no one would find out? The media exists to inform the public of what is happening in their communities; to recognize those who do well and hold accountable those who choose to act outside the law. There is a simple way to minimize the discomfort: don’t break the law. – Black Press

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Leaders’ spin contest ends in tie VICTORIA – The Union of B.C. Municipalities convention is the political event of the year for B.C. party leaders, especially heading into a provincial election. Up first was NDP leader Adrian Dix, who drew a large crowd of local politicians last week for the traditional earlymorning spot that follows a long evening of receptions. In contrast to his debut last year, a typical litany of political attacks on the B.C. Liberals, Dix declared he would take the high road. And perhaps mindful of Carole James’ downfall after her content-free speech to the 2010 UBCM convention, Dix set out policies. He told delegates an NDP government would restore local authority over Metro Vancouver transit (no more toothless “mayor’s council”) and mountain resorts (no more Jumbo ski resort permits issued over local objections). Dix would also let communities decide if they want publicprivate partnerships for large construction projects. (Federal

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Heritage Minister James Moore later noted that if communities or provinces wish to decline federal funds due to this ideology, they are free to do so.) Then Dix accused the B.C. Liberals of cutting forest inventory spending by 77 per cent over the last decade, meaning decisions like rebuilding the Burns Lake mill are being made “in the dark” for the first time in a century. That’s a damning charge, so I checked it against forest ministry budget records. As with all government programs, accounting changes can give a misleading appearance of large cuts or increases from year to year. And indeed forest inventory spending has bounced around during the B.C. Liberal term. The budget for forest inventory staffing and operation was about

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‘You come to realize people are kind’ ⫸

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“You see people in the lineup on the news, and people have nothing good to say about them,” says McClelland. “But you don’t see what’s inside.” She says many of the mission’s visitors come more for the camaraderie and to connect with friends

than a bowl of hearty soup. Although they’re especially appreciative of the latter. “You come to realize people are kind,” says McClelland. “You’re not as quick to judge them.” On Tuesday she pitched in to help season the first of about 30 turkeys that chefs Mike Miller and Fred Kryska

will be preparing for Monday’s holiday dinner. Her gloved hands buried to their knuckles in a bowl of herbs and spices, McClelland bantered merrily with Kryska about her own way of preparing turkey. “This doesn’t feel like work,” she says, smiling.

• The Union Gospel Mission will be serving Thanksgiving dinner at its New Westminster location, 658 Clarkson St., beginning at noon on Monday.

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“If the stadium is not there, what do we do with the property?” said Harper. “We need to look at it as a total piece. I wouldn’t want to miss an opportunity if we just put in a [plaza]. What is the function of it? I’d hate to knock down the stadium, but the question is what are the uses of it?” The asphalt tennis courts, he said, are a valuable piece of real estate that could eventually be used in a sporting capacity. He suggested making it a passive park temporarily to keep costs down and then entertain proposals for high-level

sport activity there in the future. “The concerns council had are all very legitimate,” said Arenex manager Jay Young, who is in charge of developing the plan. “We have some answers to them, but at this point we need to find out what our next step is. “Ultimately I can’t stress enough this plan expresses what the community wants. There’s many, many people and many, many perspectives, and not everybody is going to be thrilled with what happens in the end. But in the end we will be confident that’s what the majority of the community wants.”

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Justin Morneau is looking forward to a pain19 home runs and 77 runs driven in. free off-season, or at least one that doesn’t involve “Probably somewhere around the all-star break, surgery and heavy-duty rehabilitation. after the all-star break, I started to feel like my The New Westminster native was shut down swing was closer to what I wanted it to be and for the Minnesota Twins final series of the I started hitting [left-handed pitchers] season in Toronto against the Blue Jays better,” he said. “I think I started eight for this week, according to the St. Paul Pioneer 90 or something against lefties. It was a Press. combination of things. I had some issues The last two winters he has dealt with the with my swing.” effects of a concussion he suffered in July Twins field manager Ron Gardenhire 2010 in Toronto. He had wrist surgery last is looking forward to having a healthy MORNEAU off-season and he’s also had back issues. Morneau next season. “I’m really looking forward to that,” “Nineteen home runs and (about) 80 Morneau told reporters in Toronto. “It’s just a RBIs. He can get better than that, probably. But huge difference from this year to last year and the that’s pretty good coming back from everything year before. It’s going to be nice to be able to work he’s been through. I’m hoping that when we get to out just getting in shape instead of rehabbing an spring training next year there will be no issues at injury or something.” all,” Gardenhire told the Pioneer Press. “I think Morneau played just 81 games in 2010 and 69 he’s a pretty damn good baseball player.” in 2011. This year, he went on the disabled list in Before the 2013 season starts, Morneau plans to May with a sore wrist. He finishes the 2012 season play for Canada in the World Baseball Classic in playing in 134 games with a .267 batting average, March.

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A14 NewsLeader Friday, October 5, 3, 2012

FIRE PREVENTION DAY Saturday, October 13th | 9:30am - 5:00pm

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Smoke alarms save lives “Fall back” to smart home safety As most Canadians turn back the clocks on November 4, here are some timely smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) safety tips: • When you change your clocks, test your smoke arlam. • You have less than three minutes to escape a fire. So when smoke alarms sound, everyone must know what to do and where to go. Having and practising an escape plan is essential. • Install one smoke alarm on every storey and outside bedrooms. Install inside bedrooms if you sleep with doors closed. • Ensure all smoke alarms are fully powered. Never take out batteries or remove an alarm from ceiling due to a false alarm. • If your home has any fuel-burning devices such as a gas furnace, gas water heater, gas appliances, or an attached garage or carport, install at least one CSAapproved carbon monoxide outside all sleeping areas. One per storey is recommended.

• Replace smoke alarms every 10 years, and CO alarms every 7-10 years (depending on manufacturer) whether battery operated or hardwired into your home’s electrical system. Carbon monoxide is colourless, odourless and tasteless. So without a CO alarm, humans cannot detect its presence. Despite the average home having several potential sources of the deadly gas, studies show that nearly 60 per cent of Canadians have not installed a CO alarm. In addition to being impossible to detect, CO also has another nefarious trait. Symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure mimic the flu, without the fever. It is routinely responsible for thousands of clinic and hospital visits each year, and is commonly misdiagnosed. Prolonged or extreme exposure causes nausea, dizziness, confusion, the loss of physical mobility, brain damage and ultimately, death. More home safety resources can be found on the www. safeathome.ca web site.

niors will often need assistance from family members to put safety measures into place. As well, family members are in the best position to reinforce the precautions necessary to help their loved ones prevent or respond to a fire. Focus on these six priorities to help aging family members protect themselves against fire in the home.

• Avoid loose long sleeves when cooking. • Check kettles and toasters for damaged electrical cords and thermostats. • Use appliances that have an automatic shutoff. • Keep a timer handy to remind you when the oven and burners should be switched off. • If you take medication that causes drowsiness, do not use cooking appliances. • Use a temperature controlled electric skillet or deep-fryer for frying. • Never leave your cooking unattended. • Use appropriate cooking appliances and keep them clean. • Keep a pot cover nearby to “put a lid on it” in the event of a fire.

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Analysis was undertaken on almost 50,000 fires that occurred in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario over a 5-year period involving 663 fatalities. The findings demonstrated that the death rate per 1,000 fires in the absence of a present, functioning smoke alarm was 74% greater than when a functioning smoke alarm was present.

Thanksgiving turkey fires cause for concern at 9-1-1 centre E -Comm’s fire dispatch team is warning families to be mindful of their turkey cooking during Thanksgiving weekend. “A turkey isn’t something you typically see on a list of household fire hazards, but we get 9-1-1 calls about ovens going up in flames all the time,” says Corey Kelso, E-Comm fire dispatcher. “The result can be devastating if you’re not careful every time you have something cooking for an extended period of time.”

E-Comm has received some odd calls to 9-1-1 before – including someone wanting to know how long to cook a turkey – but a turkey fire is no joke. In fact, it is a leading cause of spikes in 9-1-1 calls over the holidays. “A flame in your oven can start easily and escalate quickly,” says Kelso. “Oil drippings through a thin tinfoil turkey pan or bits of leftover food residue inside your oven are extremely flammable in a high temperature setting.”

Many fatal fires start at night Investigations into home fire deaths very often find that a smoke alarm did not sound. It may have been disconnected or not in working order. The batteries may have been dead, or someone may have taken them out. Smoke alone won’t necessarily wake you up. In fact, the fumes could put you into an even deeper sleep. Often, victims never wake up. Se-

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■ INSTALL smoke alarms inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. ■ Larger homes may need ADDITIONAL smoke alarms to provide enough protection. ■ For the best protection, INTERCONNECT all smoke alarms so when one sounds they all sound. ■ An IONIZATION smoke alarm is generally more responsive to flaming fires and a PHOTOELECTRIC smoke alarm is generally more responsive to smoldering fires. For the best protection, both types of alarms or combination ionization and photoelectric alarms (also known as dual sensor alarms) are recommended. ■ Smoke alarms should be INSTALLED away from the kitchen to prevent false alarms. Generally, they should be at least 10 feet (3 meters) from a cooking appliance. ■ REPLACE all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.

• Fireplace: always use a fire screen, ensuring it is the appropriate size for the fireplace opening. • Do not overload electrical outlets or use extension cords in the place of additional outlets. • Smokers should check furniture for fallen cigarettes or embers, which can smoulder undetected for hours before bursting into flames. • Ensure careful use of smoking materials and extinguish in water before disposal. • Never leave cigarettes in an ashtray unattended. • Use ashtrays with a double rim and deep centre. • Keep matches, lighters and lit candles out of the reach of children. • Never leave lit candles unattended.

BedRoom • Install at least one smoke alarm outside each sleeping area. For improved safety, install a smoke alarm in every bedroom. • Check electrical appliances regularly: electric blankets, heating pads, curling irons, radios, televisions, irons. • Bedrooms should be non-smoking areas.

Basement and attic • Remove all combustible and flammable materials from the basement and attic. • Store gasoline in well-ventilated areas. • Do not store propane indoors. • Use only approved containers to store and transport gasoline. • Have a thorough yearly maintenance check of the furnace carried out by a professional. • When replacing an old furnace, consult a professional to determine the most safe, economical and efficient system for your home. • Chimneys should be cleaned once a year.

gaRage and WoRKshop • Flammable materials – thinners, gasoline, paints, industrial cleaners – should be stored neatly in approved containers and away from possible ignitable sources. • Do not smoke, or leave matches or lighters in the garage or workshop. • Install and know how to properly use the appropriate fire extinguisher for the garage/ workshop. • Keep the area clean. Remove garbage, paper products, oily rags and wood shavings regularly.


Friday, October 5, 2012 NewsLeader A15

FIRE PREVENTION DAY Common-sense fire prevention can save lives Saturday, October 13th | 9:30am - 5:00pm

If Catherine O’Leary’s cow had a second exit from her barn, she might not have been barbecued when she kicked over an oil lamp, sparking the great Chicago fire of 1871. The inferno destroyed 18,000 buildings, killed 300 people and left a third of the city’s population homeless. But from the embers of that disaster emerged the idea of fire prevention. In 1911, on the 40th anniversary of the Chicago conflagration, the Fire Marshals Association of North America declared Fire Prevention Day. It’s since grown to an entire week of public education programs and events to remind people that the best way to avoid fire tragedies is to prevent them from happening in the first place. This year’s Fire Prevention Week takes place from Oct. 7-13 with the theme, “have two ways out.”

It’s advice that shouldn’t be taken lightly. According to Fire Prevention Canada, an average of eight people die in fires every week in Canada, and almost three-quarters of those are in residential fires. Having a primary and secondary escape route planned and practiced can help save lives. So can a few common sense safety tips like: • never leave cooking on the stove unattended • don’t start cooking if you take medication that causes drowsiness • don’t overload electrical outlets • keep lighters and matches out of the reach of children • check batteries in smoke detectors • check electrical appliances for frayed wiring regularly • don’t store propane tanks indoors

• clean chimneys annually • clean the lint filter before using a clothes dryer And while candles might seem romantic and cosy, they’re also one of the most common causes of household fires. Don’t leave burning candles unattended. Don’t fall asleep while using candles. Don’t put them in high traffic areas where they might be knocked over, and don’t let them burn beyond two inches from their holder. To be ready in case the unthinkable happens, develop and practice a fire escape plan. Ensure all windows and doors can be unlocked and opened, then figure out two ways to escape from each room, including hallways and stairs. When fleeing a fire, be sure to close all doors behind you. Set up a place to meet when everyone is out.

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Vancouver were down eight per cent from August and have plunged 32.5 per cent from a year ago, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV). And a composite benchmark price that tracks all residential property movement in the area is down 2.3 per cent in the past three months, or down 0.8 per cent from a year ago. That decline has been a more modest 1.8 per cent over three months and 0.1 per cent from a year ago over the entire Lower Mainland – which includes the Fraser Valley, where values have held up better. “In some areas and neighbourhoods we’re seeing price declines, especially in the areas that ran up the most,”

said Tsur Somerville, director of UBC’s Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate at the Sauder School of Business. “There is a noticeable difference between this West Vancouver-Vancouver west side-Richmond grouping and everywhere else,” he said. Prices in the three oceanfront cities that had soared in 2010 and 2011 have dropped five to seven per cent from their recent peaks, he noted. The priciest district remains Vancouver’s west side, where benchmark detached houses typically cost close to $2.1 million. That’s down 6.5 per cent from a year ago but still up almost 40 per cent over the past five years. It’s a completely different story in

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A long established wholesaler of fine Persian: Eastern imported handmade wool and silk carpets has seized by creditors. Their assets are ordered to be sold by auction liquidations.

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Prayer Canada Mayor’s Breakfast: Guest speaker will be Surrey Coun. Marvin Hunt. Enjoy good food and fellowship, and join together in prayer for our country. When: Saturday, Oct. 6 at 9 a.m. Where: Calvary

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Vagabond Players: Latest production is Ned Durango Comes to Big Oak, a comedy by Norm Foster, directed by Dale Kelly. Things don’t go as planned when the town of Big Oak, in serious financial trouble, hires an aging TV and musical star as the grand marshal of its annual tomato festival. When: Oct. 4 to 27, 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, 2 p.m. S u n d ay m a t i n e e s . Where: Bernie Legge Theatre, Queens Park, N ew We s t m i n s t e r. Tickets: $15.00, Seniors/Students: $13. Reservations: 604-5210412 or reservations@ vagabondplayers.ca.

Yo u t h H a n d b e l l s : Handbell choir seeks new ringers, beginners welcome. W h e n : Re h e a r s a l s are Thursdays, 5 to 6 p.m. Where: Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., New Westminster. Info: 604522-1606.

Jim Walsh: Colours of the Season: Jim Walsh is a local New West artist with a career spanning over 30 years including such diverse media as painting, photography, and graphic design. Born and raised in New York City, he draws influence from diversity and from the natural world around him. When: runs to Oct. 31 (meet the artist Saturday, Sept. 29, 1 to 5 p.m.) Where: Van Dop Gallery, 421 Richmond St., New Westminster. Info and viewing appointments: 604521-7887 or www. vandopgallery.com.

OngOing Heritage Uke Club: Organized by Gord Smithers, learn to p l ay t h e u k u l e l e, beginners welcome. When: Mondays, 6-8 p.m. Where: Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New West. Info: http:// tinyurl.com/6uy9h4h. World Poetry New Westminster Night Out: Featured poets, open mike, free raffle and refreshments. When: Fourth Wednesday of the month, 6:30 p.m. Where: New Westminster Public Library, 716 6th Ave. Info: 604-526-4729 or www.worldpoetry.ca.


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Tillicum Toastmasters: Solid public speaking ability is a great skill to have. Check out our club and have fun. Guests welcome. When: Mondays, 7:20 9:30 p.m. Where: Unity in Action Hall, 1630 Edinburgh St., New West. Info: http://3435. toastmastersclubs. org or anastasia@ ghostlyowl.com.

HOMINUM is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. When: Meets every Monday evening in locations around the Metro-Vancouver Area. Info: Don, 604-329-9760 or Bernie, 604-688-8639.

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Kiwanis Club of New Westminster meets the first and third Tuesday of the month, 12 p.m. lunch, Boston Pizza, Columbia Square, New Westminster. Info: Marge Ashdown 604521-8567. Join a moms group: Relax, enjoy adult conversation, perhaps a craft, a demo, a speaker. Children from birth to age five have their own quality time out. Open to moms of all ages and religions. When: Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Where: Olivet Baptist Church, 7th St. and Queen’s Ave., New Westminster. Info: Shirley, 604-5218097.

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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. Alzheimer support group meets third Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. Where: New Westminster. Info: 604298-0782.

Codependents Anonymous: Freedom Group is a Twelve Step program for m e n a n d wo m e n who want healthier, more functional relationships with themselves and others. When: Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Where: Royal Columbian Hospital, Neil Russel Room, third floor, Columbia Tower, New Westminster. Info: Sue, 604-580-8889 or 604-515-5585.

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Convenience and elegance in Pitt Meadows

A taste of boutique style at Liv42 Kerkhoff Construction is bringing a sense of community to Pitt Meadows with its newest development, Liv42. With 42 condominium homes in the project, Liv42 feels like a close-knit community. Spacious floorplans and modern features such as stainlesssteel appliances and elegant laminate flooring make your new home beautiful as well as functional. “Efficient floorplans create an affordable price point without losing quality and finishing,” says Darryl Price, vice-president of The Agency Real Estate Marketing. Nine-foot ceilings (10 feet in the living areas on the top floor) add to

the spacious feel. The composite stone slab countertops in the kitchen are beautifully complemented by a polished porcelain-tile backsplash and flat panel wood veneer or Shaker-style cabinetry. The eating bar is perfect for people who don’t have time to sit down to a meal. Liv42 is just a few blocks from the West Coast Express and minutes from Lougheed Highway. There is also shopping, dining, recreation and schools, all conveniently located right in the neighbourhood. Homes start at $136,900, with twobedroom units at $199,900. For more information, visit www.liv42.ca or call 604-460-6601.

Woolley says. “On weekends, cars stay in the parkade,” he says. “It’s very easy for people to walk around to get whatever they need.” If that’s some groceries, Thrifty Foods is on-site. If you’re looking for a workout, the Steve Nash Sports Club is available, or you can head out for a walk or run around the neighbourhood. Retail therapy is also nearby, whether you’re looking for some bargains at Winners or are in the mood to splurge on some delicious

treats at Mink A Chocolate Cafe or Menchies Frozen Yogurt. “There’s just about everything you need here,” Woolley says. There are even medical and dental offices in Morgan Crossing, along with a Flight Centre and hair salons. “It gives them time back,” Woolley says of the buyers at Morgan Crossing. “It’s a really nice place to live.” Lofts at the Summit House start at $279,900. For more information, visit www.morgancrossing.ca or call 604582-1336.

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Living the artistic life at the lofts at The Summit House by Kerry Vital

The Summit House is bringing a touch of loft style to South Surrey’s Morgan Crossing. With all the beautiful features of the other Summit House homes as well as some new details of their own, these limited-edition lofts are a cut above the rest. “These aren’t typical condos,” says Bryan Woolley, president of Fingerprint Strategies Inc. “They’re not cookiecutter at all.” Built by Larco Investments, the two-bedroom homes feature the master bedroom and living areas on the first floor with a loft on the second floor that can be used for a bedroom, media room, library, art studio or a romantic retreat. The spacious layouts are open and inviting, and feature plenty of room for entertaining or relaxing. The homes range from 1,026 to 1,261 square feet, and include huge windows to allow in plenty of natural light. “These are the only lofts available in South Surrey,” says Woolley. “There’s been a lot of interest in these great floorplans.” In fact, nearly half of the 13 lofts have already been sold. Some of the beautiful features in the lofts include gas cooktops, soft-close cabinetry in the kitchen and incredibly high ceilings at almost 22 feet. Gorgeous hardwood laminate floors are included throughout the main living areas, while the bedrooms feature carpeting that is perfect for sinking your toes into. Electric fireplaces are cozy and inviting, while the large outdoor patios and balconies give you your own outdoor space. The cabinetry and gas cooktop aren’t the only great things about the kitchens. The 1 3/4-inch quartz countertops and glass or ceramic tile backsplash are chic and modern, while the stainless-steel appliances are a gourmet’s dream. Homeowners at The Summit House are able to take advantage of some pretty lovely amenities, including a private rooftop plaza that features a community garden, barbecue and fire pit. However, one of the best features at The Summit House is the amazing mountain views from many of the suites. They have proven inspirational in many ways. “The lofts have been attracting artists and other creative types,” says Woolley. The Morgan Crossing village has

been the biggest draw to the homes, Woolley says. With tons of shopping, eateries and leisure activities in the area, there is never a shortage of things to do. “It’s so convenient,” he says, adding “it feels like a real community.” Even dogs will find their perfect place in Morgan Crossing, with its Paws Crossing dog park. The village is perfect for those looking to meet people. Larco regularly holds community events, including hockey tournaments and fashion shows. “There is a very eclectic mix of owners,” says Woolley. The range of demographics include a 19-year-old who bought the place on his own to a 92-year-old who enjoys the vibrant atmosphere of Morgan Crossing. The convenience factor is really an integral part of the community,

These are the only lofts available in South Surrey,” says Bryan Woolley, president of Fingerprint Strategies.

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The lofts at The Summit House at Morgan Crossing include incredibly high ceilings and chic hardwood laminate flooring, above. Buyers will be able to be a part of the vibrant Morgan Crossing community and take advantage of all the amenities, including the convenience of almost everything you could possibly need, all in one place.


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SERVICE ADVISOR - Kamloops Honda, has a career opportunity for an experienced Service Advisor. The successful candidate must be a dynamic, motivated team player with excellent communication & organizational skills dedicated to providing outstanding customer service. If you’re interested in escaping the rain, the Kamloops area provides the opportunity to live and work in a vibrant community within easy reach of ski resorts, championship golf courses and world class fishing and recreational lakes. Apply in strict confidence to: Jim Oakley - General Manager Email: jobs@kamloopshonda.ca Fax: (250) 374-3656 While we thank everyone for their interest, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Requirements include trade certification and PLC programming experience in a food processing or similar plant environment. Preference will be given to individuals with excellent mechanical aptitude with experience in refrigeration, hydraulics, pneumatics, welding, and fabricating. Please forward your resume and cover letter by October 12, 2012 to: Hain Celestial Canada Attention: Human Resources 1638 Derwent Way Delta, BC V3M 6R9 Email: Jobs@Hain-Celestial.com Fax: 604-525-1332

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Get A MASSAGE From A GORGEOUS Gal. New to Burnaby. 7805 6th St. 604-553-3222

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PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR Donald’s Fine Foods is a Richmond based food processing and Distribution Company currently seeking a Production Supervisor. Will be responsible for organizing and managing meat processing and packaging. Previous experience in meat fabrication, processing and packaging is essential. Must be able to organize and lead a production team in a fast paced environment. This opportunity starts Immediately. Donald’s Fine Foods offers a Competitive Wage, Full Medical & Dental Benefits. Please fax your resume: 604.875.6031 or email: careers@donaldsfinefoods.com

MIND BODY SPIRIT

GRAND OPENING DANDELION SPA

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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.

BANNISTER AUTO GROUP If you are energetic, creative and motivated and have the desire to join a “Customer First Family”, then we would invite you to come grow with us. We are one of Western Canada’s fasted growing automotive companies. We have a opening at our GM store in Vernon for a Sales Manager. Interested in joining our team? Contact Darryl Payeur @1-888-410-5761 or email your resume to darryl@bannisters.com Bannister GM Vernon, Bannister GM Edson, Bannister Honda, Vernon, Browns GM Dawson Creek, Champion GM Trail, HuberBannister Chevrolet Penticton, Salmon Arm GM Salmon Arm.

TRADES, TECHNICAL

MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR North Vanc. Oversee 20 tradespeople. Approval of work requests,work order planning, scheduling. Provide training for other team members & lead safety initiatives. REQUIREMENTS: Journeyman Millwright/Electrician (prefer dual/ multiple tickets). 5 Yrs supervisory background; ideally in a union environment.Solid knowledge of CMMS Experience in bulk handling is a definite asset. Strong communication and leadership abilities are a must! This long term, stable opportunity offers a salary of $80K-$100K + bonus, full benefits & pension plan. $1000 REFERRAL BONUS. Lettie Croskery, Manager Select People Solutions lettie.croskery@selectrecruiting.ca or Phone: (403)382-3655 Or apply online: selectrecruiting.ca and refer to job #40NM

DRIVERS WANTED: Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Rail Experience Needed!! Extensive Paid Travel, Meal Allowance, 4 wks. Vacation & Benefits Package. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License with air brake endorsement. High School Diploma or GED. Apply at www.sperryrail.com under careers, keyword Driver DO NOT FILL IN CITY or STATE bcclassified.com

It is agreed by any Display or Classified Advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event of failure to publish an advertisement shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for that portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only, and that there shall be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement. The publisher shall not be liable for slight changes or typographical errors that do not lessen the value of an advertisement.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

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Established 1947 Established 1947

Hauling Freight for Friends for60 65Years Years Hauling Freight for Friends for Over

OWNER OPERATORS REQUIRED

LINEHAUL SIGNING BONUS

OWNER OPERATORS

Van Kam’s group of companies requires Owner Operators to be based out of our Surrey Terminal for runs throughout B.C. PRINCE GEORGE and Alberta. Applicants have winter and Group mountain,of driving experience/ Van-Kammust Freightways’ Companies training. requires Owner Operators for runs out of our We offer above average rates and excellent employee benefits. Prince George Terminal. To join our team of Professional drivers, call Bev, 604-968-5488 or email current and details W a resume, ff ll driver’s t tabstractWi t / ofMtruck to: t i careers@vankam.com or fax 604-587-9889 Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. We thank you for your interest in Van-Kam, however only those of interest to us will be contacted.

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IMMEDIATE FULL TIME OPENINGS FOR SKILLED TRADES Hiring electricians, mechanical assemblers, fabricators and welders for fabrication shop in Delta. Competitive wages, day and evening shifts, long-term employment and benefits. For more information, visit www.sonicenclosures.com/careers


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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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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

Need CA$H Today? Own A Vehicle?

CONCRETE & PLACING

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GARDENING

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

www.PitStopLoans.com 604-777-5046

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

356

DISPOSAL BINS

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

Residential & Commercial Services

CCC

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

PLUMBING

www.EconPro.com 604-882-2733

* Electrical * Plumbing * Heating * Painting * Carpentry * Tile Work * Laminate & Hardwood Flooring Exc. Rates, Senior Disc. Work guar. Since 1986. Ken 604-418-7168

RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!

CLEANING SERVICES

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

BEST CLEANERS

Gutters cleaned & repaired

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Handyman/Repair Services

Residential & Commercial

WorkSafeBC insured

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EXPERT POWER WASHING Services..

Since 1985 604-808-0212

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CONCRETE & PLACING DALL’ANTONIA BROS. CONCRETE 40 years+

Friendly, Family Business.Senior Disc.

604-240-3408 or 604-299-7125

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EDUCATION

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

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EDUCATION

Mike 604-961-1280

604.587.5865

One Call Does it All

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Addition-Renovation-Finishing Decks, Stairs, Siding, Kitchen, Bath, Basement. Install Doors, Windows, Ceramic Tile, Laminate, Drywall & Painting.

★ ★CALL NOW★ ★ LOW COST RUBBISH REMOVAL

★ Disposal ★ Renovations Debris ★ Construction ★ Drywall Pickup ★ Demolition ★ 7 days/week ★ Free Estimates ★

Call Mike 778-867-0841 .Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting

HOME IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry, painting, drywall, tiles Quality work - reasonable price Martin 778-355-5840

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EDUCATION

YOU DON’T HAVE TO STOP YOUR LIFE TO CHANGE ITS DIRECTION.

Isaac 604-727-5232 FOR ALL YOUR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL NEEDS New construction * Renovations JOHN BEAUMIER Phone/Fax: 604-576-5891 Cell: 604-649-5404 totalrenovations@shaw.ca

300

LANDSCAPING

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

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change, or personal career development.

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PRESSURE WASHING HANDYMAN - 604-518-4778 WCB & Liability Insured. www.lwrestoration.com

*Appliances *BBQs *Exercise Equip *Cars/Trucks/Trailers *Hotwater Tanks *Furnaces * Restaurant Equipment All FREE pickup!

Call Ian 604-724-6373

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SUNDECKS

FURNITURE

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

MATTRESSES starting at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

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GARAGE SALES

BRIDGEVIEW FLEA MARKET Every Sunday, Year Round, 80 Vendors 7am-3pm, 11267-125a St. Sry. Info./Book Table 604-625-3208

560

MISC. FOR SALE

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

REAL ESTATE 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

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555. ABBA MOVERS & DEL Res/comm 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25yrs Exp. 24hrs/7days 604-506-7576

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

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

Complete ReRoofing Ltd + gutters, shingles, cedar, flat roof, 20 yr exp. Sr’s disc. WCB, BBB, 604-725-0106

AFFORDABLE MOVING

FIVE STAR ROOFING

$45/Hr

From 1, 3, 5, 7 & 10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free Estimate/Senior Discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362

604-537-4140

Mainland Roofing Ltd.

GET the best for your moving 24/7 From $40/hr Licensed & Insured Senior Discount 778-773-3737

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

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

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

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

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

25 yrs in roofing industry

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TREE SERVICES

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 ~

www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca 10% OFF with this AD “ ABOVE THE REST “ Interior & Exterior Unbeatable Prices & Professional Crew. • Free Est. • Written Guarantee • No Hassle • Quick Work • Insured • WCB

778-997-9582

*Not all programs available in all campuses.

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FUEL

1YR Seasoned Alder Birch Maple Clean, Split, DRY & Delivered. Family Operated for 20 yrs. (604)726-3024

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778

CALL NEW WEST CAMPUS: 604-520-3900 OR VISIT SPROTTSHAW.COM

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POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

FERTILIZERS

WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $160 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $180. 604-856-8877

FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!!

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LEARNING WITH PURPOSE SINCE 1903

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MOVING & STORAGE

Local & Long Distance

fit your lifestyle. Our career advisors will work with you every step of the way to tackle any career related challenge including exploring

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

We Recycle! GO GREEN!

❞A ALL RESIDENTIAL❞

MAIDS R’ US

PETS

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

YORKIE PUPS. P/B no papers. 2nd shots, vet checked, female, born June 20 $700. 604-702-8338 Chwk

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

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SHELTIES SABLE COLOUR full white collars, born June 22, taken out on leash, 1M 1F (604)826-6311

Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Residential Specialists. BIG jobs, Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and Exterior Projects. Master Painters at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reliable, Efficient & Quality Paint. 778.245.9069

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

PETS

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

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

ELECTRICAL

06951 Electrician Lic. Low cost. PANEL CHANGE. Big/small jobs. Residential/ Comm. 604-374-0062

RUBBISH REMOVAL

Kitchen & Bathroom Complete Renovations. Painting also. BBB & WCB

DRYWALL

ABS DRYWALL, res. & comm. Quailty workman ship. Boarding, taping, finishing, textured ceiling, renos. Free est. 604-376-1927

ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

287

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

CONSTRUCTION

257

No Credit Checks! Cash same day, local office.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

CENTRAL CREEK

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

Borrow Up To $25,000

203

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

www.paintspecial.com

706

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

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

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Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!! 604.

220.JUNK(5865)

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988 FLEETWOOD WASTE Bin Rentals 10-30 Yards. Call Ken at 604-294-1393

453

BRAND New Luxurious Queensborough/Port Royal, 2BR/2BTH Condo. 820sq/ft, $1550 per month. Facing Port Royal Park, steps from riverfront walkway, minutes from Queensborough landing. Top floor, gourmet kitchen, Kohler fixtures, engineered hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling, skylights, assigned parking & storage in gated parkade. Lease and references required. No smoking, no pets. Email: duoportroyal@gmail.com, or call/text 778895-0268.

Bright 2 bdrm apt. Large 2 br located in a Central Coq Co-op. $810/mo. No subsidy. Close to transit, schools, and shopping.

BOARDING

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

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GABLE GARDENS MOVE IN INCENTIVE

PETS

Airedale pups. P/b, CKC reg., microchipped, health guar, 1(604)8192115. email: lovethem@telus.net BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG puppies ~ vet checked, 1st shots, parents on site. $1000. Jen 604807-3853 or rjkooi@hotmail.com

MILANO PAINTING & RENOS. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

RECYCLE YOUR JUNK!

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

AWD Interior/Ext Painting. Drywall/Ceiling Repairs. Call Will for a Free Estimate. (778)709-1081

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

DALMATIANS, 2M, born july 9, ckc reg., shots, dewormed, $1000-$1500 obo. (604)793-5130, (604)723-2232

APARTMENT/CONDO

$700 Nice 1 BDRM Ground Flr Suite (South Burnaby) One person. Utilities. No smoking/pets. Call 604519-0075 to view.

PETS

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 8yrs

RENTALS

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Nice, clean and quiet 1 bdrm Walk to Highgate Close to transit & schools Upgraded suite Cat okay On site manager Please call 604-521-3448 for viewing.


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TRANSPORTATION

TOWNHOUSES

810 GUARANTEED

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Loans

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2010 Chev Aveo 5 hatch just 42K 4cyl local car fully optioned nice $8900 Jim 604-839-4535 DL6706

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RECREATIONAL/SALE

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

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1997 Expedition XLT 4wd loaded. Sparkly clean, new rubber, nice. $4900 Jim 604-839-4535 DLR6706

409 Ash St. New Westminster 2B Penthouse $1200.00 & 1B suite 800.00, very clean suites and cable included. Call Manager @ Phone: 604-526-0147

MAPLE RIDGE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL. Free Vehicle P/U Cash for some..........604-339-7537

PORT COQUITLAM

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www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557 2007 Pontiac Wave, hatch, auto, 4 cyl, local, just 51K, as new, $7900 Jim 604-839-4535 DL6706

2009 TOYOTA YARIS 67km $94 bi wkly $9,995 EZ Finance Banker on site. www.kabaniauto.ca BBB A+ Rating! 604-522-8889

Classified Advertising

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CO-OP RENTALS

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HOUSES FOR SALE

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750

SUITES, LOWER

COQUITLAM west, 1200 s/f, bright 2/bdrm grnd level suite. gas f/p, d/w, shared w/d, $1150/mo. incl util. cable/wifi, 1 blk to Austin/Mundy. Cl to SkyTrain & WCE. Avail now. (604)779-4969 M-F after 5:30 pm. PORT COQUITLAM, 2/bdrm grnd level ste. Full bath. Sep entry. Cls to all amenities. $800/mo incl utils, cable, lndry. NS/NP (604)945-5911 Port Moody - Glenayre 1 bdrm. can furnish, cls. to transit, n/s, $600 Now. 604.941.2959 / 778.883.0265

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Do you want to live in the security of a family community?

NO SUBSIDIES AVAILABLE Orientation: Sunday, October 7th 1:30 p.m. at 51A-8740 Forest Grove Dr. Phone 604-420-2442

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2008 Acura TL loaded with Navi 74 kms no accidents $21,995 EZ Finance www.kabaniauto.ca BBB A+ RATING! 604-522-8889

2003 Olds Alero 2 dr, just 156K 4 cyl, 5 spd, loaded, very nice, $2900 Jim 604-839-4535 DL6706

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1 bdrm. $885/mo. 2 bdrm. $1,105/mo.

2007 Jeep Compass Sport 62km $140 bi wkly $12,995 on the spot finance!! www.kabaniauto.ca BBB A+ RATING! 604-522-8889

1996 VW JETTA, 4 door, p/b, p/w, sunroof, a/c, cruise, heated seats, etc. Mech. good, clean inside. Must be seen. $5,499. 604-746-7559

2001 Pontiac Sunfire, 2dr, 111K 4 cyl auto, local, nicely optioned, $2900 Jim 604-839-4535 DL6706

NEW WESTMINSTER

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

1996 22’ SLUMBER QUEEN 5th wheel. Interior like new, has to be seen to appreciate. New stereo, back up camera, flat screen TV, new HD antenna, m/w, a/c. Incl. hitch. $7,000. 604-625-7761 Aldergrove

1997 DAYTONA 2.5L auto cruise aircared, new tires & muffler. 207K, $750 obo 604-524-0121

Large newly renovated 1, 2 & 3 bdrm. units available from $950 in well-kept concrete building. New floors and appl’s. Freshly painted. Patio and large storage room inste. 3 laundries in bldg. Rent incl’s heat & hot water. Sauna & jacuzzi. 5 min. walk to skytrain, Douglas College & New West Quay. Close to all amenities. Please call 604-834-1756 www.aptrentals.net

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TRANSPORTATION

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

sandy@terramanagement.ca Or phone 604 945 5864 Coquitlam Princess Cres 996 sf 2 bdrm 2 bath 5min to bus nr schl/college. Nov 1. $1195. 604-941-3259

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All Dishes Cooked with Ginger & Garlic Alu Mater Samosa Alu Tikka Bhajia Paneer Pakora Fish Pakora Chicken Pakora

All Dishes Cooked with Ginger & Garlic Lamb Curry Rogan Josh Lamb Vindaloo Bhuna Gosht Lamb Palak Lamb Shahi Korma Lamb Makhani

All Dishes Cooked with Ginger & Garlic Plain Basmati Rice Vegetable Biryani Chicken Biryani Beef Biryani Lamb Biryani Prawn Biryani

All of the above dishes are served with chutney

Ask for mild, medium or hot

Vegetarian Specialties All Dishes Cooked with Ginger & Garlic Mater Paneer Kofta Curry Saag Paneer Saag Alu Chana Masala Chana Saag Vegetable Curry Eggplant Bhartha Gobi Alu Paneer Shahi Korma Vegetable Korma Malai Kofta Dal Turka/Dal Makhni Ask for mild, medium or hot

Chicken Specialties All Dishes Cooked with Ginger & Garlic Chicken Curry Chicken Vindaloo Chicken Tikka Masala Chicken Palak Chicken Josh Chicken Malai Butter Chicken Chicken Korma Chilli Chicken

Beef All Dishes Cooked with Ginger & Garlic Beef Curry Beef Vindaloo Beef Madrasi Beef Palak Beef Bhuna

Seafood Specialties All Dishes Cooked with Ginger & Garlic Fish Masala Fish Vindaloo Fish Curry Prawns Masala Prawn Vindaloo Prawn Malai

CATERINg NOW AVAIlABlE Open : Mon-Thurs 11:30am-10pm Fri & Sat 11:30am-10:30pm, CLOSED Sunday

Accompaniments Papadam Mango Chutney Spicy mixed pickles Dahi Raita Garden Fresh Salad

Desserts

All Dishes Cooked with Ginger & Garlic Chicken Tandoori Half Seekh Kabob Chicken Tikka Lamb Tikka Indian Star Special Dinner

Tel: 604-516-0649 Fax: 604-515-0639 www.indianstarrestaurant.com

All Dishes Cooked with Ginger & Garlic Tandoori Roti Naan Garlic Naan Vegetable Naan Chicken Naan Paratha Alu-Paratha Shahi Kulcha

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Rasmalai Galab Jamun Mango Ice-Cream Kheer

Ask for mild, medium or hot

Now Open 420-6TH ST, NEW WESTMINSTER

Indian Breads

Namaste Indian Star Restaurant 2883 SHAUGHNESSY STREET, PORT COQUITLAM Tel: 778-216-1055 Fax: 778-216-1052

Open : Tues-Sat 11:30am-9pm, Sunday 3pm-9pm, CLOSED Monday

Buy 1 dish, get 2nd dish

1/2 PRICE

Dine in only. Expires October 31, 2012. 2nd dish must be of equal or lesser value. Valid both locations

$5.00 OFF With the purchase of $50 or more Take out only. Expires October 31, 2012. Valid both locations

FULLY LICENSED • EAT IN • TAKE-OUT • DELIVERY • OPEN MON-SAT

®

DIRECT PAYMENT

October 05, 2012  

Section N of the October 05, 2012 edition of the Burnaby NewsLeader

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