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Paws for effect: Husky-cross Lola is among canines making a difference in the lives of Peace Arch Hospital’s longterm residents like Doug Smith, whose health benefits from the visits. › see page A11

All-candidates forums not scheduled before White Rock votes Nov. 3

No hosts for city’s byelection hopefuls Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

With 2½ weeks to go before White Rock’s byelection, it’s looking like candidates are on their own to get their platforms out to voters. As of Monday, there were no all-candidates meetings scheduled prior to byelection day, Nov. 3 – and none in the works. (Peace Arch News has posed a series of questions to candidates and will be running

their responses in an upcoming edition.) Officials with both the White Rock Business Improvement Association and the South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce confirmed their respective organizations will not be hosting meetings. “Traditionally, the BIA is a non-partisan organization, so we don’t get involved in politics,” executive director Sherri Wilson Morissette said Monday.

While the BIA did host an all-candidates meeting for the 2011 election, Wilson Morissette explained an exception was made last year after scheduled meetings by the chamber had been cancelled due to financial struggles. It is unclear if finances played a role in this year’s decision. Chamber executive director Cliff Annable was not available to comment before Peace Arch News deadline Monday. In the lead-up to the last byelection in 2009

– held to fill the seat left vacant following James Coleridge’s removal from office by the B.C. Supreme Court – at least two all-candidates meetings were held to help voters get to know more about who was on the ballot. This time, nine candidates are in the running, vying for the council seat formerly held by longtime city councillor Mary-Wade Anderson, following her death June 26. Advance voting is set for Oct. 24 and 30.

Homeless man found

Big brother located in hospital Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

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Visitors and staff outside the BC Cancer Agency’s Fraser Valley Centre are not put off by warning signs and unenforced City of Surrey bylaws.

Cigarette smoke irritates South Surrey man undergoing treatment

Cancer patients struggle with gauntlet Kevin Diakiw Black Press

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David Thiele is tired and sick after getting radiation treatments for his brain tumour at the BC Cancer Agency’s Fraser Valley Centre in North Surrey. The South Surrey man is also nauseated by the clouds of blue tobacco smoke he must walk through when leaving a treatment session. The smokers aren’t allowed to be there. Under both provincial and municipal

laws, they must be 7.5 metres from any door, vent or window. What’s more, under the rules of the cancer agency, smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property. Yet every day, as many as eight people huddle around the door of the building and puff away. Friday afternoon, there was a steady flow of smokers. Two of them were cancer centre staff. One of them, whose name tag identified him as Ken, said

he’s seen the signs but chooses to ignore them like everyone else. “It’s not enforced,” Ken said. Asked if that makes smoking there OK, he said, “Yeah, it does.” Cancer centre officials say they are sensitive to the problem and doubled their signage out front. And when that didn’t work, staff put out sandwich boards near the parking lot imploring people not to smoke at the entrance. › see page A4

It took a week and a trip to Peace Arch Hospital, but the sister of White Rock’s much-discussed homeless man finally knows where her older brother is. But Orphee Martin said she still doesn’t know what will happen to Ryan Ashe once doctors have completed a psychiatric assessment of Ryan Ashe him. homeless “I actually traced him down to Peace Arch Hospital, and he can have visitors,” Martin said Monday. “He’s there and he seems to be fine. “It’s just a question of what happens after that?” Authorities removed Ashe and his belongings from his ‘camp’ at a Thrift Avenue bus stop on Oct. 5. The 56-year-old – who has been a fixture in White Rock for decades – had been there since late April, following a request from city officials to vacate a bus stop on Johnston Road at Thrift. › see page A4

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A collision that sent one car into a bus bench in South Surrey Wednesday afternoon narrowly missed a young mom, her 20-month-old son and at least one man who’d been seated waiting for the bus. The crash occurred around 4 p.m. Oct. 10, at the intersection of 24 Avenue and 160 Street. According to police, it happened when the 45-year-old driver of a black Mercedes sedan that was westbound on 24 Avenue changed her mind about turning north on 160 Street and drove into the path of an eastbound white Dodge Caravan that was turning north onto 160 Street at the same time. “At the last minute, she changes her mind,” Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet said. “When the Mercedes (driver) changed her mind and hit the accelerator, she hit the van that was now turning in front of her.” The Mercedes, with damage to its driver’s side, came to rest on the sidewalk of 24 Avenue, after plowing into a bus-stop bench on the road’s north side. The impact ripped the

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Political firestorm continues for constituency president

BC Tories censure Patton and 14 others Dan Ferguson Staff Reporter

Fifteen dissident BC Conservative Party members will be disciplined for calling for leader John Cummins to resign. The “affected party members” will be notified by mail this week, party leader Al Siebring said in a statement issued Monday. He did not name the 15, nor did he say if all 15 are being stripped of their party memberships. The Siebring press release said punishment will include “terminations of membership and letters of censure.” The list was expected to include Allison Patton, president of the Surrey-White Rock BC Conservative constituency association and a vocal critic of Cummins. “When I get my letter, I will frame it,” Pat-

ton told Peace Arch News Monday. She called the announcement “bizarre” and said legal action is a possibility. The party board of directors also announced plans to create a “unity committee,” and passed a motion to express “full confidence and support” for Cummins as leader. According to Siebring, the move to purge the dissidents followed a failed attempt last week to end the infighting before a Cummins deadline for the dissidents to leave the party or get in line. In an open letter emailed to party members Wednesday, Siebring said he and an unnamed member of the party board of directors met the day of the deadline in Delta with two representatives of the antiCummins faction, also unnamed.

Siebring said he agreed to meet on “(Cummins would step down) by condition that “those attending the Friday with $4,000 per month for meeting” would drop their call for six months and… Rick Peterson Cummins to step down and would would become interim leader,” the “only discuss positive initiatives to statement claimed. lead the party to success…” Cummins participated in the Enough progress was made at the meeting by phone, according to meeting, according to Siebring, that Patton and Eckardt. a joint statement was drafted for Cummins called the Patton-Eckrelease to reporters that called the ardt statement an “absolute fabricasession “constructive.” Allison Patton tion.” It was never issued. Surrey-White Rock At Peace Arch News press time The same day, Patton and president Monday, Patton issued a statement of the Burnaby North constituency saying her constituency association association, Ariane Eckardt, issued a press held an emergency meeting on the weekrelease saying the meeting produced a deal end, passing resolutions formally requesting for Cummins to resign, but Cummins had Cummins’ resignation and demanding a reneged. special general meeting.

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Maritime decision launched in W.R. Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

Piloted enforcement measures that level the playing field for authorities tackling cross-border crime on the water are now permanent. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews announced that the Shiprider program is here to stay Friday, during a press conference at the White Rock Museum and Archives. Flanked by U.S. and Canadian enforcement officials, Toews said Shiprider – in which vessels jointly crewed by officers from both sides of the border patrol the international boundary – has proven itself an effective tool. As example, Toews cited one test of the co-ordinated effort that resulted in the seizure of $2.6 million in illegal currency near Sidney and the arrest of a Canadian in connection with the cash. The program was also a valuable addition to enforcement efforts during the 2010 Winter Olympics, he said. “Vancouver/Blaine” and “Windsor/Detroit” are home to the first two locations of the integrated operational effort, Toews said. The program has been explored since

Rear Admiral Keith Taylor speaks, flanked by Public Safety Minister Vic Toews and RCMP Assistant Commissioner Todd Shean. 2005, and crew members are jointly trained and authorized to enforce the law on both sides of the border “without the limitations of traditional police jurisdictions,” RCMP Assistant Cmsr. Todd Shean said. The ability of the officers to flow freely between Canada and the U.S. increases the safety and security of the public while respecting the sovereignty of both countries, he said.

U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Keith Taylor said the tools provided by the integrated effort will help prevent organized criminals from exploiting previous limitations to law enforcement that were created by the international border. Taylor noted that enforcement operations in each country will be led by the respective authorities. Canadian operations will see the vessels crewed by three or four Canadian officers and one American officer, and vice versa for U.S. operations, he said. RCMP Assistant Cmsr. Wayne Rideout said Shiprider will “remove the advantage criminals have and even the playing field for us.” Toews did not have specific costs of the program, but emphasized that it has been “very carefully vetted over the last six years.” He is optimistic results seen in the testing phase will continue. “Everything that I saw, I was really encouraged that this was the right direction to go in.” After the announcement, with media in tow, officials toured Canadian and U.S. vessels docked at the end of the White Rock pier.

More than two months after it was closed due to a suspicious fire, repairs to the Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary’s Superfluity thrift store are almost done. Lynne Quigley, the auxiliary’s finance director, said the drywall has been installed. Painting is next and, if all goes well, the store will reopen by Nov. 1. Quigley said the Aug. 9 fire caused $100,000 in structural damage. It has also lost over two months of income from the shuttered store, she added. The blaze forced the replacement of 15 trusses and extra-thick firerated drywall had to be installed, Quigley said. “And our ceiling is 20 feet high.” The hospital auxiliary is also out $20,000 in repairs to the roof membrane, completed nine days before the fire. Quigley spoke Thursday at the 55th anniversary celebration of the White Rock Hospital Auxiliary’s Sunset Group. After the blaze, White Rock RCMP said it started in a pile of newspapers and magazines that had been left on a couch in the back lane behind the shop at 15163 Prospect Ave. “Although the fire may have been inadvertently set with  the ember from a cigarette,  the fact that it may have been deliberately set cannot be ruled out,” Const. Janelle Shoihet said. The fire at Superfluity was the second blaze in less than two months behind a thrift store in White Rock. On June 26, a fire that started in a couch behind the Worldserve Thrift store, at 1401 Johnston Rd., scorched the walls and melted a plastic sign in the drop-off dock but did not cause structural damage.


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Sister doubts ‘health’ was reason › from page A1 At that time, Mayor Wayne Baldwin told Peace Arch News the request was the result of complaints from area residents, and in the interest of Ashe’s own safety, in light of nearby development getting underway. Ashe’s location was “starting to become a bit of a safety issue,” Baldwin said. Last month, a letter to the editor from an area resident concerned about Ashe’s negative impact on the city sparked a flurry of passionate debate. There has also been speculation that the complaint triggered Ashe’s recent removal. Officials have been reluctant to comment on the situation. Requests by PAN to both the city and RCMP have been referred to Fraser Health. Fraser Health spokesman Roy ThorpeDorward said confidentiality rules prevent him from commenting on a specific patient,

though he noted that if an individual is picked up under the Mental Health Act, two psychiatrists would have to sign off in order to keep the patient in hospital on an involuntary basis. Martin – who learned of her brother’s relocation through a phone call from Coun. Helen Fathers – said that from what she’s seen over the years, the act does little to protect people who are mentally ill. Her father had Ashe assessed many years ago, she said, and all that happened was he was prescribed medication which he eventually stopped taking. “There’s no way to force him to take it. It just becomes that circle of pointlessness. This has been the system for 20-some years, when they moved people out of institutions and they suddenly decided everybody had the right to be insane… that just does not seem to make sense to me. Maybe it’s cheaper to leave them on the streets.”

Martin is also not convinced the recent move to hospitalize Ashe was made out of concern for her brother’s health. “I don’t think they’ve decided to get him some help so much as to get him off the street,” she said. “There’s obviously new development moving in, and they don’t wish to have people living on their park bench that are unsightly. That’s just ultimately what it comes down to.” If it was about Ashe’s health, “they should’ve acted 18 years ago,” she said. To those who argue that Ashe has always shrugged off offers of help, Martin said the argument doesn’t hold water. “That’s fine if a person’s sane.” She wonders if steps now are too little, too late. “He’s essentially not going to see significant improvement,” Martin said. “Is there anything you can really do, or is it ultimately just cross your fingers and hope?”

Mayor calls for more enforcement › from page A1 “You can’t legislate intelligence Thiele said he has nothing Savik Sidhu, regional director and you can’t ticket your way out against smokers, he just wants for the Fraser Valley Centre, said of a situation,” Watts said. “Peo- to be able to access his cancer they are trying to take the educa- ple should have enough compas- treatment without running the tional approach. sion within themselves to get it.” gauntlet of cigarette smoke. But after four years of implementing the nosmoking rule, it’s just at White Rock Beach not sinking in with some people, he said. • Fri., Oct. 19 • Wed., Oct. 17 • Tues., Oct. 16 • Thurs., Oct. 18 Melita Konn, secretary Ht./m Ht./ft. Time Ht./m Ht./ft. Time Ht./m Ht./ft. Time Ht./m Ht./ft. Time to the regional director of 02:22 0.5 1.6 2.6 00:51 0.6 2.0 01:35 0.5 1.6 the centre, said some staff 00:10 0.8 09:58 4.2 13.8 07:06 4.0 13.1 08:00 4.1 13.5 08:58 4.2 13.8 and volunteers have gone out to request people not 12:27 2.7 8.9 13:17 2.8 9.2 14:10 3.0 9.8 15:12 3.1 10.2 smoke near the door. 17:50 4.0 13.1 18:25 4.0 13.1 19:03 3.9 12.8 19:47 3.7 12.1 “It’s a pretty tough crowd that we’re dealing THIS • Thrifty Foods* • Lowes* • A&W Foods* • Sunnyside Evergreen Pharmacy* • Home Depot* with,” said Konn. “They • Stihl Limited* • White Rock Real Estate Advisor* • Visions Electronics* • Advisor* • True North* TUES. get their heads bitten off • Mark's Work Wearhouse* • Bianca Amori* • Liquor Depot* • Sleep Country* sometimes.” FLYERS MORE FLYERS ONLINE ☛ On Friday, a security guard was seen leaving IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE ABOVE FLYERS, PLEASE CALL DISTRIBUTION DEPARTMENT AT 604-542-7430 * Not distributed in all areas. the cancer centre building and walking past several smokers to remove a homeless man from the entrance. Konn has called Surrey’s bylaw department and was flatly told they couldn’t help her. “They did tell us they don’t have enough resources to have bylaw officers ticket the smokers at our site.” Mayor Dianne Watts said she is bothered by the lack of the smokers’ sensitivity and unimpressed with the reaction the centre received from the Surrey bylaw department. “I’m very disappointed with the enforcement not Bring in your old gold & have taking place, especially in and around a cancer facila piece of jewellery designed! ity,” Watts said Thursday. “We need to be taking this up with our bylaw officers, and if there’s an issue around staffing, we need to be dealing with that.” The Finest in Diamonds & Custom Designed Jewellery Creating Custom Designs for over 36 years The city has 24 fullWhite Rock - Windsor Square • 120-1959-152 St. • 604-536-3622 time bylaw officers. Watts added the smokers should have more KELOWNA ■ WHITE ROCK ■ SEATTLE common sense.


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More space for vehicles at the South Surrey Park & Ride and a new Highway 1 overpass at 248 Street in Langley were promised Friday morning, as provincial and city representatives made official the recent news of a 16 Avenue interchange. Peace Arch News reported last month on the latter, which was revealed to area residents in a Sept. 14 letter from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. In addition to the $4.5 million expansion of the park-and-ride, and the $24 million Langley overpass project, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Mary Polak announced an $8 million project in Delta – the creation of a dedicated lane for public transit vehicles on Highway 99 at the South Fraser Perimeter Road interchange. Together, the four “high-priority” projects, to be completed over the next three years, represent a $60.5 million investment, Polak said, flanked by MLAs, mayors and councillors from the region. Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts described the 16 Avenue interchange, slated for completion in the fall of 2014, as “a really key infrastructure piece for us.” “When we look at the congestion that we’ve seen and the build-


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hat do illegal tree cutters, shady secondary-suite owners and errant smokers have in common? Carte blanche to continue flouting the rules, apparently. Brain tumour patient David Thiele said last week that he becomes nauseated having to walk through a thick haze of tobacco smoke to get to and from his radiation treatments at the B.C. Cancer Agency’s Fraser Valley Centre in North Surrey. Despite municipal and provincial legislation banning smoking from within 7.5 metres of building doors, vents and windows – as well as a Fraser Health Authority policy of not allowing smoking anywhere on cancer centre property – the smokers (which include some cancer centre staff) puff on. Directors at the centre have tried the educational route: extra signage has been placed outside the doors and in the parking lot, and centre employees frequently go outside to personally request that smokers move along. But their efforts haven’t swayed the tough crowd. And when cancer centre staff finally called Surrey’s bylaw department, they were told officials couldn’t help. “They did tell us they don’t have enough resources to have bylaw officers ticket the smokers at our site,” said Melita Konn, secretary to the regional director of the Fraser Valley Centre. When contacted, Mayor Dianne Watts was not impressed with either the smokers’ lack of compassion or the bylaw department’s response. She said if there is an issue around staffing, “we need to be dealing with that.” The issue, we respectfully suggest, is apparent. The City of Surrey, with a population nearing 500,000, employs just 24 bylaw officers. In a fast-growing city experiencing breakneck development and welcoming almost 1,000 new residents each month, that can’t be adequate manpower to ensure everyone plays by the rules. By comparison, Surrey is home to the largest RCMP detachment in the country, with 661 police officers and a support staff of 250. Surrey’s Crime Reduction Strategy, with its focused approach, has been very successful in increasing community safety and contributing to a falling crime rate. Perhaps it’s time for a similar targeted strategy for bylaw infractions. A good place to start might be with a “nowhiring” tactic.


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t was a sunny Thanksgiving weekend Lekstrom left off, reminding people that when I took my first all-transit trip BC Ferries is going to deal with rising from Victoria to Vancouver for a BC costs primarily by ceasing the practice of Lions football game. running vessels a third full or less. Despite all the doomsaying This comes as “consultation” Tom Fletcher about people shunning ferries begins with smaller ferry because of some mediacommunities on where and when determined “tipping point” in these sailings will be cut. And it fares, you wouldn’t have guessed follows the first major price-cap it that weekend. Articulated decision by the newly empowered buses were jammed coming B.C. Ferry Commissioner, Gord and going from the Tsawwassen Macatee. He now can determine terminal to the Canada Line. service levels as well as fares, Returning to Vancouver Island which are permitted to rise about on Sunday, I was struck by four per cent in each of the next the crowds, and the low cost: three years. SkyTrain, express bus, walk-on The NDP’s ferry critic, North passenger fare and express bus to Coast MLA Garry Coons, has Victoria totalled about $20. This also decided to transition to his explains the surge in walk-on government pensions next year. traffic. But before he sails away, he has doubled BC Ferries issued bulletins advising first his repertoire of outraged sound bites to that Tsawwassen’s parking lot and then two. Swartz Bay’s were full. The Tsawwassen Along with every coffee-shop knowFirst Nation’s shuttle parking next door it-all on the coast, Coons perpetually was overflowing, with cars tucked into reminds us that ferries are “part of our every level space. And even with hourly highway system.” He remains convinced sailings, the major route had plenty of that this financially illiterate cliché vehicle traffic, with all available vessels somehow deals with the fact that even a running. Now the long, late summer is subsidy approaching $200 million this gone, and the political theatre resumes. year can’t keep all those boats afloat Transportation Minister Mary Polak forever. A family of four on a long driving picked up where the retiring Blair trip faces similar price increases, when

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you factor in tolls, insurance, food and other costs beyond the fuel tank. But for some reason, the “government” is supposed to provide special relief to those who choose the most inaccessible places to live. Coons’ latest tack is that BC Ferries has lost its way, trying to be a fancy cruise ship service instead of giving people basic transportation at an affordable price. That would be terrible if it were true. But those amenities on newer vessels are there because they make money, utilizing staff who have to be on board anyway. As everyone but the NDP seems to grasp, the big costs are fuel, maintenance and minimum crew levels to meet federal regulations, regardless of passenger revenue. I was reminded on the last busy weekend of the year that the new Coastalclass ferries kept vehicle capacity the same while increasing passenger space. This choice anticipated today’s travel reality nearly a decade ago. Good thing somebody was able to understand ferries as a business, as opposed to a welfare program for the reclusive and the rich. BC Ferries has already cut sailings on the Tsawwassen-Duke point route. As described in an earlier column, this needlessly long run is the biggest boondoggle in BC Ferries history, a Dave Barrett-era payoff to the union that continues today. Changes will now come to other routes that minimize shifts and overtime, rather than inflating them. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press. The Peace Arch News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby street, Nanaimo, B.C., V9R-2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.

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Parking fee misses mark Editor: Re: Leaders hopeful over parking, Oct. 4 At $175 for a non-resident parking permit, White Rock council again tells the 100,000-plus residents of South Surrey that they and their business are not wanted at Marine Drive businesses. Clearly, no professional marketing expertise played a role in shaping the current offer. Yes, there is a season and a price point at which White Rock city parking revenues will increase – as will business revenues – but $175 misses it by a mile. That’s OK. We have Cactus Club, White Spot, Milestones, Roadhouse, Belles, Sawbucks, Tim Hortons, etc. Don Murray, Surrey Editor’s note: Next month, White Rock’s pilot off-season permit allows four-hour parking until April 30.

hand in to feel the temperature. I went into five stores and the bank asking if anyone there owned the car in question. Nobody did. As I was leaving the bank, I decided I was going to smash one of your car windows to rescue your dog. When I came out of the bank, you were just pulling out of the parking spot. I asked you not to leave your dog in the car in the sun, but you said you knew what you were doing, to mind my own business, and besides, you were “only gone two minutes.” It took me a lot more than two minutes to visit six businesses looking for you. Who knows how long it was in there before I arrived? Your car was in the sun, yet I

counted 11 empty parking spaces in the shade. We read all to often about a dog or young child baked to death in a hot car. How long will it be before we read about yours? Aren’t you ashamed a stranger cares more about your dog than you do? Jerry Steinberg, Surrey

Creative effort a success story Editor: I would like to acknowledge the efforts of all those who contributed

to the success of Outside the Box. The month-long focus on fibre arts proved it had legs in this its second year. From the artists and artisans who create, display and demonstrate their fine work, to the businesses and groups that support various events, the people who engage in workshops, and the public who take time to appreciate the beauty, artistry and patience that goes into creating with fibre – Outside the Box is a fine example of a community-driven arts initiative. Special thanks to co-facilitators Pauline Dutkowski and Lynne Sinclair for organizing this year’s popular fall event. Barbara Cooper, Semiahmoo Arts

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Let health-care workers decide An open letter to provincial officials in charge of health care. Re: Too many immunized against knowledge, Sept. 6. Shame on you. You obviously trust the actions and decisions of our doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers from spring till fall. Then winter arrives and, all of a sudden, all these individuals are not capable of making a well-researched choice to not get a flu shot. Your solution is to pass a regulation hopefully bullying individuals into putting a chemical substance – that they are strongly opposed to – into their body. Is this democracy? I remember not that many years ago you couldn’t tell the public what the vaccine contained. Does this instill faith and trust in the system? Your fear tactics have not worked for years, so you turn to regulation. Mandatory co-operation will not be reached through regulation or any other negative means. Let intelligent people choose for themselves; your time would be better spent on getting clear, decisive facts from the big pharmaceutical companies producing this drug for probably a considerable profit. All B.C. citizens must be allowed to keep our freedom of choice. B. Kilpatrick, White Rock

A dog suffering is our business Editor: To the driver of the dark blue Chevrolet Cobalt. I write this on a bright, sunny day. Twenty degrees in the shade. Twenty-five-plus in the sun. I noticed your dog in your car, which was parked in the sun. The windows were down a bit, but it was still very hot in your car – I put my

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Penalty should have been higher Editor: Re: Developer penalized $175,000 for trees, Oct. 4. The blatant disregard for limitations of a municipal permit, and trespass on private property and a creek by his subcontractor, earned developer Paul Bal a very modest penalty. To deter future disregard of rules by other developers, the $25,000 fine should have been more significant. I would hope the term of the $150,000 security deposit does not end until three years after the remedial work is completed. I also hope that the City of Surrey has placed a lien on the property to protect taxpayers from costs that may exceed the security deposit. Eric H. O’Dell, Surrey

Passing the buck So a developer has to pay $175,000 for cutting down a stand of trees. All he will do is pass that amount along to the customers by adding it to whatever he is going to price the houses he builds. What the city should have done was fine him and withdraw his business licence. Jim Armstrong, Surrey

Do-it-yourself city Now that everyone in Surrey is working for the city sorting garbage, my questions are: Do we all get paid from the money saved or in fact generated by energy recovery? Will our utility fees be reduced? Will our taxes go down? Will we get a small dividend cheque quarterly, or will the city spend it elsewhere? Will the mayor and council take an extra trip? Remember gas taxes and how they were to pay for roads but now go to general revenue to pay for all the pet projects of those we elect. Tolls, user fees, cost reductions, sort-your-own-garbage – yet our city grows by over 1,000 people a month. Do we build new schools as needed? Does the city fix

the pot holes in our deteriorating roads? Do we hire bylaws people and, then, do we actually enforce bylaws. Or is it just general revenue? Our city is deteriorating. There is shiny new stuff, but who looks after the existing things? The parks, the roads, the rinks, the fields, the people. The things that matter. It seems to me the current council believes Surrey’s history started in 2005. Our city needs to protect, preserve and maintain its current infrastructure, as well as plan and build for the future. Protect our investments, our homes, our streets, our communities. Enforce bylaws and hold those who violate them accountable. While the city closes bylaw offices, opportunists do what they want. A $25,000 fine for flagrant violation of a tree bylaw is peanuts considering the expansion potential for house size and lot layout. If the future that lives here is about breaking bylaws for a cost, that is a future we must avoid. When we see clearcuts of parks and streams and people’s private property, something is definitely broken. Perhaps the city would like us to sort the garbage and enforce the bylaws. While they cut ribbons and cut red tape regarding rules, someone cuts the trees. Gary Robinson, Surrey

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Slap on the wrist Re: Here’s to progress, Sept. 27 letters. I wish to congratulate letter-writer David Fearon for the acutely aware and accurate focus on the atrocities being perpetrated against the environment by the developers in the destruction of the natural environment. This is only the tip of the iceberg, perhaps, as there now will be additional traffic already polluting the atmosphere beyond redemption. The query now is: does the penalty of $175,000 for the assault address the issue at all? Or is it just a slap on the wrist, allowing the greedmongers to “progress” onward in their inimitable manner? Myrle McIntosh, Surrey

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Crash damages two cars, homes Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

White Rock police believe speed and alcohol were factors in a crash that damaged a parked car and two homes on Oxford Street Oct. 6. And they say it’s sheer luck that no one was seriously hurt in the collision. Sgt. Manley Burleigh said the 25-year-old driver and sole occupant of a late-model BMW was taken to hospital with minor injuries following the crash, which occurred around 11 p.m.. White Rock Coun. Larry Robinson was on his way home when he came across the

aftermath when he turned off of Marine Drive onto Oxford about 20 minutes after the collision. The parked car had already been towed, but he saw one home with damage to its carport and another with a hole in its wall, he said. “It was a heck of a way to wreck a BMW,” Robinson said, describing the fact that injuries were minor as “astonishing.” “The whole wheel assembly, including the frame piece, was broken right off, laying in the street.” Investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call the detachment at 778-593-3600.

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Residents warned against mixing garbage

Holiday pickup a success, city says Dan Ferguson Staff Reporter

Thanksgiving Day on Monday marked the first time the city of Surrey has ever collected household waste during a holiday. It went well, said Rob Costanzo, Surrey’s deputy operations manager in the engineering department. Under the new system, the company collecting the trash picks it up even on holidays, with the exceptions of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Costanzo said the city used portable electronic sign boards to alert residents in the South Surrey collection area about the holiday Monday pickup, and it appears to have paid off. He estimates about 95 per cent of the households got their waste carts to the curb that day. “Those sign boards have done wonders for us,” Costanzo told Peace Arch News last week. The rented signs will be moved from one collection area to another to notify residents about impending collection days for the rest of the month. Costanzo said almost all Surrey households now have the new trash collection carts, with less than 200 still awaiting delivery of the wheeled bins that hook onto the automated pickup machinery on the sides of the trash trucks. He added a “small number” of households that specifically requested 120-litre collection carts will have to wait for the factory to make more. (The carts come in five sizes; 80, 120, 180, 240 and 360 litres.) The City of Surrey is planning what Costanzo calls an “aggressive” advertising campaign to warn residents

about trying to slip regular garbage into organic waste. He estimates 10 to 15 per cent of organic waste carts are being contaminated with plastic bags, cans or glass. Very soon, Costanzo warned, crews will refuse to take contaminated organic waste. “That cart is not going to get collected.” As part of preparing for the roll-out of the new service, the city required the contractor to have extra trucks in reserve to cover missed pickups. That money was built into the budget, as were the rented electronic signs and other expected transition costs, Costanzo said. The change in the way Surrey trash is collected is part of Metro Vancouver’s regional waste strategy that aims to raise the recycling rate to 70 per cent by 2015. More information is available at the city’s website, or by calling the waste collection hotline at 604-590-7289.

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20-year-old man facing charges

Liquor-theft suspect nabbed Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

A 20-year-old man is facing charges, including theft, after vodka was taken from a White Rock liquor store earlier this month. Police arrested the suspect near Best Street and North Bluff Road just before midnight Oct. 5, after the store owner himself chased him down. And while the chase ended without incident, Const. Janelle Shoihet said it’s a course of action police advise against. “We certainly don’t encourage the general public to take action like that,” Shoihet said, citing the risk to personal safety. Looking back, Sandpiper Liquor Store owner Bill Lawrence said he recognizes the pursuit could have resulted in trouble. But he doesn’t regret doing it. “I work hard and our staff works hard to provide a service, and when somebody comes in that doesn’t pay for that service, it’s money out of my pocket,” Lawrence said. “I said, I gotta take the bull by the horns on this one.” Lawrence, who also owns the Sandpiper Pub on Marine Drive, said he was alerted to trouble late Oct. 5, when staff reported that a man had made off with two bottles of vodka and a case of beer from his Johnston Road store. After reviewing footage captured by the store’s security cameras, Lawrence decided to take a drive around town, on the offchance he might spot the culprit. He said he soon saw a man who matched the description walking

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Bill Lawrence monitors security cameras that keep watch on his White Rock liquor store. east on North Bluff Road. Lawrence parked on Merklin Street and, when the man headed in his direction, he got out of his car and confronted him. “I told him, ‘I think you have a couple things you took from my liquor store without paying,’” Lawrence said. The man first denied the accusation, then took off – walking, then running along North Bluff, Lawrence said. The store owner gave chase until the man seemingly gave up, then he held him until police arrived. Shoihet said a better tact for citizens who spot crime suspects is to maintain a safe distance and convey details and location to police. While Lawrence said the pursuit may have been a foolish move – given that he only had a “strong assumption” that the man didn’t have a weapon – it was worth it. “At least, hopefully that particu-

lar individual will be taken off the street… and hopefully having a lesson (that) it’s not good to be doing what he’s doing,” he said. “Definitely something that had to be done about it. We can’t just let this thing go without some level of punishment or consequence.” Lawrence praised the value of security cameras. He noted officers who reviewed footage of a theft a week earlier were able to arrest suspects on the same night, too. Dillon Patrick Rawlinson is charged with theft under $5,000 and two counts of breaching probation in connection with the Oct. 5 incident. He was released from custody Tuesday, with conditions including not to be in or on the property of any liquor store in B.C. Rawlinson is due back in Surrey Provincial Court Wednesday.

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Paws for good health and motivates them to participate more. “They can lower blood pressure, they can va Hompoth remembers she was ready calm agitated people,” added Mindy Swindells, to give up on the treatments she was administrative assistance for the SJA program. undergoing for her Stage 3 breast cancer. “Therapy dogs are great for residents, for She’d simply had enough. patients, for anybody needing physical touch.” Then along came Lola. In the short time that Hompoth and Lola Bright-eyed and “like a bear” with her soft, have been on the (volunteer) job, Hompoth grey fur, the Husky-cross melted Hompoth’s has seen enough to cement her confidence heart from the first moment she held the that their visits are making a difference. One puppy. seemingly non-responsive woman who was Today, the White Rock resident is introduced to Lola started giggling celebrating three years cancer-free, when Lola put her head on the and she credits Lola with helping her resident’s lap. Another started singing get there. as she was petting the dog. “It basically gave me the strength “It was such a good feeling, and I to go ahead,” Hompoth said of Lola’s said, ‘yeah, this is why I’m doing this,’” impact on her life. “I decided if she Hompoth said. can do that for me, maybe she can do For Doug Smith, who has lived at that for someone else.” the pavilion for the past five years, And for the past two months, that’s Lola is a welcome reminder of Streak, exactly what has been happening. a pet his family once owned. Streak, a Eva Hompoth After undergoing an assessment pointer, died of cancer at age 13, but through St. John Ambulance’s she was about the same size as Lola, Therapy Dog Services program, Hompoth and he said. 3½-year-old Lola have been paying weekly Smith, who is living with multiple sclerosis, visits to second-floor residents of Peace Arch said he looks forward to Lola’s visits. Hospital’s Dr. Al Hogg Pavilion. Hompoth lifts the 88-pound dog so that she Many who spot the pair heading their way can reach Smith, and Lola will offer a wet kiss light up at the sight. Those who can, reach or simply hang out while Smith and Hompoth out to pet Lola, asking Hompoth about her chat. The visits trigger many a smile from their and cooing lovingly towards the four-legged new friend. friend. Julie Dahl, who is the hospital’s co-ordinator “Oh, what a beautiful dog,” comments one of volunteer resources, said there are currently woman, petting the mild-mannered pooch. about a dozen dog-and-handler teams that “Hi babe,” she says to Lola. “You’re so pretty.” visit patients in the Al Hogg and Weatherby The reactions are similar in every hallway pavilions on the Peace Arch Hospital grounds. and room the pair visit: eyes light up, smiles And there is always demand for more. appear and hands reach out to caress Lola’s “We could have therapy dog teams over five silky coat. floors every day of the week” at the Hogg Sharing the physical and emotional benefits pavilion alone, she said. of regular contact with a dog is the goal of To get involved, contact Swindells at 604the Therapy Dog Services program. Research 301-2724 or by email at mindy.swindells@ – and simple observation of a team in action – Volunteers may specify which facility shows that for many patients, petting, stroking they would like to get involved with. and cuddling a dog improves their quality For more information, visit www. of life. For some, it results in a better night’s, email info@ sleep. For others, it improves their appetite or call 604-688-1766. Tracy Holmes


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Lola shares a moment with Doug Smith during a visit to Peace Arch Hospital’s Dr. Al Hogg Pavilion. Left, Eva Hompoth and Lola walk through the Pavilion’s halls.

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Grant Application The Linda Klitch Legacy Fund as administered by the Peninsula Community Foundation invites registered charitable organizations to an annual Grant Application Process. Charitable organizations, whose services and programs focus on community service and community wellbeing, and who enhance the quality of life for Peninsula citizens, by supporting but not limited to: Youth Programs, the local Food Bank, community meals, women’s shelters, those that are homeless or at risk of being homeless, and organizations that assist or supply affordable housing and the means that assist to make a home. For a grant application, please contact the Peninsula Community Foundation at or 778-292-1367 Application receipt deadline is Wednesday, October 31st, 2012 at 4:00 pm


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Taking a closer look at a land of fire and ice O ne of the most beautiful sights is the sun rise over the Cascade Mountains across Boundary Bay. The sun casts a golden glow over the summit glaciers of this spectacular range and glistens on the water. Towering Anne Murray above the distant peaks is the volcanic cone of Mount Baker, 100 kilometres southeast. Living in the vicinity of such impressive mountains, we may take them for granted and are only reminded of their beauty when visitors stop to stare. It is worth taking a closer look. The 3,286-m peak of Mount Baker, an active volcano, formed when eruptions disgorged flows of andesitic lava. This highly viscous, silicarich lava is produced where the oceanic crust sinks under the continental crust in a subduction zone. Mount Baker is one of a string of such stratovolcanoes that includes Mount St. Helens and Mount

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his year marks the tenth year of the Lower Mainland’s most fantastic fright show. Potters House of Horrors opened Friday Oct 12 amid rave reviews. Built entirely inside their greenhouses on 72nd Ave., guests are invited to make their way through 10,000 sq ft of dark twisty hallways that lead to deadly displays and raise-thehair-on-the-back-of-your-neck surprises. The event boasts live actors, a computer operated sound system as well as extensive animation designed to scare you silly. Head of Potters Ghoul Crew Chris Pershick, told this reporter, “Construction starts right after Labour Day and continues right up to opening night. We have an experienced team of 12 who design and construct the various ‘rooms.’ We have many different sets stored in warehouses year round and to keep things fresh, we only use a portion of them each year. Every year we introduce new designs, ‘scares’ and special effects so we are able to make the event new and more exciting than the previous year.” When asked what the most popular scare is, Chris responded, “That has to be the Vortex. Many guests have a hard time getting through

without becoming incredibly dizzy. And the Moving Hallway is always a big hit.” Chris added that they have a few new ‘things’ this year that are bound to “scare the heck out of people,” but would not elaborate further. amily Hour was introduced 5 years ago and has become a big hit with those who have younger family members or adults who are a bit squeamish. The event runs ‘static’ (without actors, moving displays or special effects running) from 6 PM to 7 PM every night. It is a more subdued experience and allows you to savour all the details of each of the rooms (and they are highly detailed) without being frightened out of your wits. Still a good deal of fun, it is far less scary than the real thing. All tickets for that hour are at Child rates. Potters is open every night from now until Hallowe’en night. Readers are advised to visit the event early as the line-ups grow longer as Hallowe’en approaches. Potters is located at 12530 72nd Ave., midway between King Geo Blvd and Scott Road. The entire event including box office and line-up areas is indoors. For more information please call 604 572 7706 or visit

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A Surrey man, 19, turned himself in to RCMP Friday morning, after an 11-yearold was struck on 82 Avenue the day Newton shooting before. Police are still piecing together details of At about 3:30 p.m. Thursday, a school a shooting in Newton. bus had stopped near 154B At about 5:30 a.m. Friday, Street. It had activated police received a 911 call from its flashing red lights and a home near 60 Avenue and displayed its stop sign. 129B Street. It was a dropped After the bus driver then call and dispatch tried calling allowed the students to leave the bus, an older-model dark- the house a number of times before reaching a woman, coloured Honda passed the who said the home was clear bus and hit the boy as he crossed the of any threat. street. He was thrown through the air, Mounties arrived to find a 44-year-old and the Honda continued westbound and Surrey man with a gunshot wound to the did not stop. right foot. The boy was transported to hospital. He was taken to hospital where he was “The first good news we received on treated for non-life-threatening injuries. this case is that the 11-year-old was Police were unclear on whether expected to make a full recovery,” said someone shot him, or if the gunshot was RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet. self-inflicted. The investigation continues. The man was wracked with remorse

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Man suspected of attempted abduction nabbed at crossing

Border guards kept busy Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

A man who tried to smuggle cocaine into Canada by ingesting condoms filled with the drug wasn’t the only traveller of note to arrive at local borders last month. Others who piqued border guards’ suspicions included a man suspected of trying to abduct his child, a man with suspected child pornography and a man attempting to import a 2004 Rolls Royce. Peace Arch News reported on the alleged cocaine smuggling on Sept. 14, after Canada Border Services Agency officials announced the Sept. 7 arrest of a passenger on a northbound bus. Sixty-six cocaine-filled condoms were collected as a result of the investigation. Failure to declare the actual purchase price of a Rolls Royce cost one traveller – a commercial importer – an additional $8,874.82. According to Canada Border Services Agency spokesperson Faith St. John, the importer arrived at the Pacific Highway border on Sept. 11 and declared that the vehicle was worth $90,000. Investigation determined he had paid $150,000. The car was seized and the driver detained until outstand-

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ing duties and taxes totalling $10,931.11, along with a $14,635.50 penalty, were paid. St. John noted that if the vehicle had been properly declared at the outset, duties and taxes owed would have totalled $16,691.79. Suspected child pornography was found on the laptop of a bus passenger who arrived at the Pacific Highway border on Sept. 16. The traveller, a U.S. resident, was arrested and the laptop seized; both were handed over to the RCMP. An American man travelling with his minor child was

arrested at the Douglas border after guards looked further into claims that he had gotten lost and wanted to return to Washington. Referred for a secondary examination, the man was arrested after officers learned he had been cited by a state trooper earlier that day, and had his license suspended, for driving under the influence. The trooper also apparently had concerns that the traveller was trying to take the child to Canada. He was turned over to U.S. authorities. Other September statistics for the Pacific Highway District ports shared by St. John included that border guards: made six firearms and weapons seizures, including rifles, largecapacity magazines and switchblades; conducted 121 seizures of narcotics, suspected child pornography and luxury vehicles; and made 12 impaired-driving arrests, 11 of which occurred at the two South Surrey ports. In all, 1,417,555 people were processed at the Pacific Highway District’s five ports in September. The volume represents a 15.5 per cent increase over the number of travellers seen in the same period last year. Douglas and Pacific Highway were the country’s busiest land crossings last month.

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Vancouver Coun. Black Press Andrew Reimer also Metro Vancouver backed a tipping fee plans to trim its freeze but they were garbage tipping fee by out-voted. $2 to $105 per tonne Tipping fees were next year. jacked $10 last The waste year from $97. fee had shot Even with the up sharply in $2 reduction recent years, they will be 60 largely because per cent above waste volumes 2006 levels. have fallen Waste flows since the 2008in Metro have ’09 recession, declined from forcing all 1.3 million Marvin Hunt other users tonnes per councillor to pick up a year before the larger share recession to of regional garbage about one million now. disposal and recycling Another reason costs than before. Metro planners Metro managers say support a tipping fee regional waste volumes cut is because some have now stabilized and commercial haulers they can afford to are increasingly taking cut the fee since the loads out of the region function is running at a to Abbotsford, where surplus. they can save about Surrey Coun. Marvin 40 per cent by using a Hunt wanted to keep private transfer station. tipping fees at $107 to Solid waste manager encourage recycling Paul Henderson said and because wasteMetro wants to take handling costs are some pressure off forecast to climb much haulers who continue higher in the years to use Metro transfer ahead. stations and pay tipping “That gives a solid fees that support indication to business recycling here. that want to invest Regulations will in recycling that the be proposed next number isn’t going to year to ban the go all over the place,” commercial hauling of he said at Metro’s zero waste outside Metro waste committee. Vancouver. If there’s extra money, Metro is also Hunt suggested it could chopping its mattress go to helping cities deal recycling fee from $20 with illegal dumping to $15 per mattress, along rural roads. saying that more Port Moody Mayor accurately reflects the Mike Clay and costs. Jeff Nagel

diarrhea may become bloody. Symptoms start an average of three to four days after exposure to the bacteria, and usually last between five to 10 days. Rarely, it can lead to kidney failure and death. Health authorities also advise consumers to cook raw beef to at least 71 C and to avoid cross-contamination by keeping hands, knives, cutting boards and other surfaces clean. A





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limited basis. Various beef products from the plant were sold under multiple brand names and ended up in most major grocery outlets in B.C. For details on products subject to XL Foods’ beef recall, see recalls_XLFoods. E. coli infection may cause mild to severe symptoms, including diarrhea and stomach cramps. In severe cases


An adult in the Fraser Health region is recovering after contracting the same E. coli strain spread in beef contaminated at the XL Foods plant in Alberta. It’s the third confirmed E. coli case in the province linked to the massive beef recall and it brings the total to 15 in Canada. A second detected case announced Friday by the B.C. Centre for Disease Control was a foreign visitor who tested positive in the Vancouver Coastal region after eating beef in both Alberta and

B.C. That person has returned home. The Fraser Health patient ate beef bought in B.C. and authorities are investigating to try to trace the exact source. BCCDC officials say foodborne illness from the 0157 strain of E. coli is not uncommon and they have not detected any unusual increase in the typical rate of those cases – 110 to 180 per year. B.C.’s first case was a Vancouver Island man who has since recovered. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has agreed to let XL Foods restart production on a


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Peace Arch News Tuesday, October 16, 2012

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Art studio tour The White Rock Art Studio tour will return to the Peninsula with its latest edition, Something To Crow About, Saturday, Oct. 20 and Sunday, Oct. 21. For the 19th year of the free-ofcharge, free-form tour, the studio of 10 professional artists will be open to visitors from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants can plan their own tour route following a map including all the studios – and while the event is an opportunity to meet the artists and see where and how their art is created, it’s worth remembering that all works displayed during the tour are for sale. With paintings, drawings, pottery, sculpture and more on show, the artists say there will be something to appeal to every art lover. This year’s artists are Nicoletta Baumeister, Simon Cantin, Carolynn Doan, Connie Glover, Don Hutchinson, Judy Jordison, Kathy MacDonald, Arlene McGowan, Jess Rice and Ann Worth. For more information and a map, visit www., call 604-531-9427 or email kathmac@

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well as the premier of the Titanic Symphony/Piano Concerto. Partial proceeds to the Metro Vancouver Dream Centre Society, the BC Cancer Society, and Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Canada. Tickets are $27 or $22 each for a group of 10. To reserve tickets to the event, call the box office at 604-507-6355, visit www. or email

New venue White Rock Chamber Music is on the move, leaving the Pacific Carlton Retirement Residence for a new home at Crescent Gardens Retirement Community (1222 King George Blvd.). Concerts are scheduled on the second Saturday of each month, from November until May, and each runs from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Admission is a suggested $5 donation to the Peninsula Arts Foundation. The next event is slated for Nov. 10.

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Members of the White Rock Children’s Choir raise their hands and sing during A Night on Broadway at the Surrey Arts Centre on Sept. 29. The two-show gala concert was a fundraiser for the Surrey Food Bank.

Painter Renato Muccillo, renowned for lush rural landscapes which combine a misty, enigmatic natural beauty with subtle clues of encroaching ‘civilization’, will be showcased in a major solo exhibition of new work Oct. 19-28 at White Rock Gallery, 1247 Johnston Rd. Some 40 new paintings are expected at the exhibition, ranging from five-inch-by-five-inch miniatures to larger canvases. Two opening events, Friday, Oct. 19 (7-10 p.m.) and Saturday, Oct. 20, 12-4 p.m. will both be attended by the artist.

at the Star of the Sea Hall, with Vancouver singer – and former White Rock resident – Daniel Wesley headlining, joined by special guests Six Gun Romeo. The 19+ event will be supported by the Safe Ride Home Program, which, by donation, will be offering those who’ve had one too many a safe alternative to getting behind the wheel. All money raised will be dedicated to the construction of a wheelchair-accessible waterfront park in White Rock. Exactly where it will be located is under discussion. For Halloween Howl ticket information, visit

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Tickets are still available to the upcoming Halloween Howl, a fundraiser for an all-abilities park on the White Rock waterfront. Organized by the White Rock Firefighters Charity Association, Halloween Howl is set for Oct. 27

The celebration of International Artist Day, founded a few years ago by White Rock painter Chris MacClure, has taken on a life of its own internationally, in celebrations as far afield as Spain and India.

White Rock, where MacClure returned recently to establish the Golden Cactus Studio with his wife Marilyn, is poised to become a focal point of the celebrations world-wide with a full-scale multi-diciplinary festival in the works for 2013. In the interim, MacClure is inviting the public and fellow artists to participate in “A Small Introduction,” Oct. 25 (3-8 p.m.), Oct. 26 (11 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Oct. 27 (11 a.m.-4 p.m.) at the gallery, 15177 Russell Ave. All art will be for sale, and artists wishing to be involved are invited to bring two pieces no larger than 12” by 16” to the gallery between 5 and 8 p.m., Oct. 24, and between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Oct. 25.

Play on Submissions for Write On, a one-act play writing competition put on by the Youth Arts Council of Surrey, will be accepted until

Oct. 31 at 3 p.m. Winning plays will be performed and awarded cash prizes. For more information, email

Loving the land Artists Faith Love-Robertson and Leah McCullough are sharing a show titled “Living in My Landscape” until Oct. 30 at the Newton Cultural Centre, 13530 72 Ave. Love-Robertson will do a free demonstration/workshop in watercolor on the afternoon of Oct. 25.

Daring concert Gina Williams’ The Dare Concert will take place Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at The Bell Centre for Performing Arts, 6250 144 St. Williams marks her return to an abandoned career as a classical pianist. The concert features Sam Ryan, The Vancouver Orchestra Club and other bands and choirs, as

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Who Walks In The Dark Just in time for Halloween, White Rock Players Club offers a thriller involving a re-animated Egyptian mummy and a jewel with an ancient curse. Who Walks In The Dark runs until Oct. 27 at Coast Capital Playhouse. It’s an adaptation by late playwright Tim Kelly of the 1903 novel The Jewel of Seven Stars, written by Dracula author Bram Stoker. Helming the occult period piece is renowned actor/director Paul Kloegman (Humble Boy, Ladies of the Camellias). Expect chills and special effects in the scary tale, set in 1898 at Karnak House, London, home of Sir Abel Trelawney (Ken Fynn), a distinguished archeologist who has unwittingly broken into the Egyptian tomb of an evil sorceress. Shows run Wednesday to Saturday at 8 p.m. at the theatre (1532 Johnston Rd.), with a 2:30 p.m. matinee Oct. 21. For tickets to the show($18), and for more information, call 604-536-7535, or visit www.


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p.m., at White Rock Baptist Church, 1657 140 St. The choir’s rich blend Watch out for of voices and varied emerging club and repertoire has won show favourites new friends whenever Champagne Republic. it has appeared on the The emotional and Peninsula, and the soulful vocals of Emily concert promises to be Chambers, a must-see the funky for lovers keyboards of choral of Phil music. Laessoe, Tickets the tasty ($20, $18 guitar licks seniors and of Marty students) Majerski, are available from the deep, gutsy lines of 604-515-5686 or www. bassist Eric Lipshultz and the agile drum accents of Kevin Singers wanted Madden combine to create a smooth R&B, Pacific Showtime pop, soul and funk Men’s Chorus, based blend. in Ocean Park, and Among performers at directed by ‘Mr. this year’s Spirit of the O Canada’ Mark Sea Festival, the rising Donnelly, has resumed band has a strong local rehearsals Monday connection – Majerski nights at 7:30 p.m. at St. is a local realtor Mark’s Church, 12953 and Lipschultz is a 20 Ave. graduate of Semiahmoo The small community Secondary. chorus of experienced The band can be singers is currently caught this month seeking new members at Vancouver’s The for all vocal ranges: Fairview Pub (Oct. 20) lead, tenor, baritone and and West Vancouver’s bass. Village Tap House (Oct. Male singers are 27). invited to attend For more, visit rehearsals to check Champagne Republic’s out the group and, pages on www. hopefully, join in., or Phantom Panto Tickets will go on sale soon for Fraser Little Shop Valley Gilbert and Those who missed Sullivan Society’s Little Shop of Horrors latest pantomime, The during its Coast Capital Phantom of the Panto Playhouse run this (Nov. 28-Dec. 9, 7:30 summer – or those p.m. performances at who want a second Surrey Arts Centre). helping – still have a Following on the chance to catch the success of last year’s locally-grown favourite, Beauty and the Beast, featuring White Rock’s the new show is Kerry O’Donovan, at an original written Vancouver’s Jericho by regular FVGSS Arts Centre until Oct. performer Clive 27. ‘Hitman’ Ramroop, Directed by White taking a page (or two) Rock Players Club from the famed Andrew board member Ryan Lloyd You-know-who Mooney (Nunsense, musical and reworking Lend Me A Tenor) it in broad ‘panto’ style. and presented by Featured in the spoof his Fighting Chance (helmed by the winning Productions, the team of producer popular Alan MenkenReginald Pillay, Howard Ashman artistic director Mike musical concerns a Balser, musical director flower shop just off Timothy Tucker skid-row – and Audrey and choreographer II, the rapidly-growing, Carol Seitz) will be bloodthirsty plant from Tom Cleevely (The outer space nurtured Phantom), Chelsea by assistant florist Tucker (Christine), Seymour Krelbourn. Jackie Block (Meg Nolia), James Walker Orpheus returns (Andre Jyne), Samatha Andrews (Firmin Full), The Vancouver Jeff Christiansen (as Orpheus Male Choir the dame, Carlotta – founded in the Ferrari) and Joni traditions of Welsh Hayden-Summerton male-voice choirs – (as principal boy will celebrate its 20th Raoul). anniversary with For tickets, call 604a special concert, 501-5566 or visit http:// Saturday, Oct. 27, 7

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - MONDAY, OCTOBER 2 2 , 2 012 The Council of the City of Surrey will hold a Public Hearing pursuant to the provisions of the Local Government Act, in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 14245 - 56 Avenue, Surrey, BC, on Monday, October 22, 2012, commencing at 7:00 p.m.


Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17778 Application: 7911-0076-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 3224 and 3242 - 140 Street APPLICANT: Vladimir and Marianna Ferancik, Pao-Feng Lee, Bryan and Shamaine Ference c/o Bryan Ference 3242 - 140 Street, Surrey, BC V4P 2A8 PROPOSAL: To rezone the properties from “One-Acre Residential Zone (RA)” to “Half-Acre Residential Zone (RH)”. The purpose of the rezoning is to allow subdivision into 4 half-acre single family lots. DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP 17778

Surrey Official Community Plan By-law, 1996, No. 12900, No. 339 Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17779 Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17780 Application: 7909-0254-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 13674 Grosvenor Road (also shown as 13683 and 13685 Whalley Boulevard) APPLICANT: Tien Sher Hilton (2010) Investment Group Inc. c/o Patrick Cotter #235, 11300 No. 5 Road, Richmond, BC V7A 5J7 PROPOSAL: By-law 17779 To redesignate the property from Urban (URB) to Multiple Residential (RM). By-law 17780 To rezone a portion of 13674 Grosvenor Road (shown as Block A) from “Comprehensive Development Zone (CD)” (By-law No. 14533) to “Comprehensive Development Zone (CD)” (Bylaw No. 17780). DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT To vary “Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17780”, as amended, Section H, as follows: (a) To reduce the number of required resident parking spaces from 42 to 33 shown as Block A. To vary “Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2001, No. 14533”, as amended, Section K, as follows: (a) To permit the subdivision of parcels less than 6,800 square metres (1.6 acres) in area and less than 80 metres (260 ft.) in width and depth for that area of the Land shown as Rem. A. To vary “Surrey Subdivision and Development By-law, 1986, No. 8830”, as amended, Part V, Section 24(a), as follows: (a) To defer the requirement to provide vehicular and pedestrian highway systems, water distribution, sanitary sewer and drainage works, underground wiring and street lighting systems until further subdivision, rezoning or submission of a building permit shown as Rem. A. The purpose of the redesignation, rezoning and development variance permit is to permit the development of a four-storey apartment building. B. Permitted Uses for By-law 17780 The Lands and structures shall be used for multiple-unit residential buildings and ground-oriented multiple-unit residential buildings.

Surrey Official Community Plan By-law, 1996, No. 12900, No. 336 Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17761 Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17762 Application: 7910-0237-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 5829 - 132 Street, 13150 and 13152 - 58A Avenue APPLICANT: 0881113 B.C. Ltd. and City of Surrey c/o Barnett Dembek Architects Inc. (Lance Barnett) #135, 7536 - 130 Street, Surrey, BC V3W 1H8 PROPOSAL: By-law 17761 To redesignate the site from Suburban (SUB) and Urban (URB) to Commercial (COM). By-law 17762 To rezone 5829 - 132 Street from “One-Acre Residential Zone (RA)”, 13150 - 58A Avenue from “Single Family Residential (12) Zone (RF-12)” and 13152 58A Avenue from “Single Family Residential (12) Zone (RF-12)” and “One-Acre Residential Zone (RA)” to “Comprehensive Development Zone (CD)”. The purpose of the redesignation and rezoning is to allow for the development of a commercial building accommodating a drive through restaurant and other commercial uses. B. Permitted Uses for By-law 17762 The Lands and structures shall be used for the following uses only, or for a combination of such uses: 1. The following uses are permitted provided that the gross floor area of each individual business does not exceed 250 square metres [2,700 sq. ft.]: (a) Retail stores excluding the following: i. Adult entertainment stores; ii. Auction houses; and iii. Secondhand stores and pawnshops; (b) Personal service uses limited to the following: i. Barbershops; ii. Beauty parlours; iii. Cleaning and repair of clothing; and iv. Shoe repair shops; (c) Eating establishments including drive-through restaurants; (d) Office uses excluding the following: i. Social escort services; and ii. Methadone clinics; and (e) Indoor recreational facilities. DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP 17761/17762


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Directors wonder what new missteps await transit system

Metro leaders rip TransLink over faulty forecasts much operating cash flow the Canada Line TransLink executives would consume. took a battering earlier Corrigan said this month as Metro TransLink planners Vancouver politicians were also “badly wrong” accused them of about how many making so drivers would many faulty pay to cross forecasts the Golden that their Ears Bridge projections can’t after giving be believed. assurances “How can traffic volumes we even trust would be TransLink much higher. knowing what’s “Now the happened in Derek Corrigan expectations the past?” asked have been Richmond consistently Coun. Harold reduced every Steves at budget and a regional we’re paying planning more to deal committee with the meeting Oct. Golden Ears 5, where the Bridge.” latest transit Corrigan Harold Steves expansion plan said he fears was under the Evergreen scrutiny. Line to Coquitlam, TransLink has opening in 2016, will been forced to scrap also eat up more cash 300,000 hours of bus than expected because service expansion TransLink will have it had planned and to ensure adequate make other cuts feeder bus service to the after concluding it is SkyTrain extension. hundreds of millions He said another of dollars short of what “time bomb” ticking in it needs to deliver its TransLink’s future is its promised plan over the obligation to continue next three years. the U-Pass service, The big revenue which was extended drains include a to all post-secondary $144-million drop in students last year TransLink’s gas tax take under orders from the from its 17 cents-a-litre province. levy and an expectation That’s put much the Golden Ears Bridge heavier demand on will raise $38 million the bus system but an less in tolls from 2013 agreement where the to 2015. province has provided Steves and Burnaby aid to help cover the Mayor Derek Corrigan costs expires soon. both said TransLink Corrigan said if the underestimated how deal isn’t renegotiated, Jeff Nagel Black Press

TransLink will be left “holding the bag” or forced to try to raise U-Pass prices. TransLink’s plan includes a scaledback launch of the promised Highway 1 RapidBus service from Langley over the new Port Mann Bridge. Instead of terminating at Lougheed Station it will only go to Braid and the buses will run less frequently than the promised 10-minute service at off-peak times. Corrigan asked why the bus service doesn’t simply connect to SkyTrain at King George Station in Surrey, noting Vancouver-bound highway buses from South Surrey/White Rock were diverted to Bridgeport Station once the Canada Line opened. “I have trouble figuring out how these kinds of choices are made,” he said. “Unless it’s the politics of ensuring there’s buses going across the bridge and the optics of the HOV lanes being used.” TransLink strategic planning vice-president Bob Paddon said a third of the traffic over the bridge exits for Coquitlam and predicted the Highway 1 buses will be in high demand. “Our analysis says we’ll have a lot of new riders,” he said. “It will draw from a market that’s not well served by transit today, that is quite car dependent.”

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CIVIC ADDRESS: 13479 and 13535 - 77 Avenue APPLICANT: Cornett Holdings Ltd. c/o Phoenix Homes (2011) Ltd. (Nirmal Takhar) #103, 12889 - 84 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3W 0K5 PROPOSAL: To amend “Surrey Official Community Plan Bylaw, 1996, No. 12900, as amended, in Division A, Schedule B Temporary Use Permit Areas, under the heading “Temporary Commercial Use Permit Areas”, by adding a new heading “Temporary Commercial Use Permit Area No. 30 - Temporary Private Elementary School”. This application will allow for the operation of a temporary private elementary school for a maximum of 450 students in an existing industrial complex. DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP 17775

Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Text Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17771 APPLICANT: City of Surrey 14245 - 56 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3X 3A2 PROPOSAL: “Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000” as amended, is further amended in Part 10 “General Agriculture Zone (A-1)” and Part 11 “Intensive Agriculture Zone (A-2)” to regulate the location of residential buildings. The proposed amendments are outlined in Appendix I of Corporate Report R207 dated September 10, 2012.

Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Text Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17773

Surrey Land Use Contract No. 505, Authorization By-law, 1978, No. 5718, Discharge By-law, 2012, No. 17776 Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17777 Application: 7912-0242-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 8407 King George Boulevard APPLICANT: Devon Estates Limited c/o A & A Construction (Andy Aadmi) 2450 East 51 Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5S 1P6 PROPOSAL: By-law 17776 To discharge Land Use Contract No. 505 from the property to allow the underlying “Local Commercial Zone (C-4)” to come into effect. By-law 17777 To rezone the property from “Local Commercial Zone (C-4)” to “Comprehensive Development Zone (CD)”. The purpose of the rezoning is to permit the development of a car wash facility. B. Permitted Uses for By-law 17777 The Lands and structures shall be used for the following uses only, or for a combination of such uses: 1. Automotive service uses limited to car wash facilities. 2. Accessory uses limited to one dwelling unit, provided that the dwelling unit is: (a) Contained within the principal building; (b) Occupied by the owner or the owner’s employee, for the protection of the business on the lot; and

APPLICANT: City of Surrey 14245 - 56 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3X 3A2 PROPOSAL: “Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000” as amended, is further amended in Part 1 Definitions, Part 4 General Provisions and Part 36B Community Commercial B Zone (C-8B). The amendments will define “firearms certification” and include “firearms certification” as a permitted use in the C-8B Zone. The proposed amendments are outlined in Corporate Report R221 dated October 1, 2012. Additional information may be obtained from the Planning & Development Department at (604) 591-4441. Copies of the by-law(s), development variance permit, supporting staff reports and any relevant background documentation may be viewed in the “Notices” section of the City of Surrey website at or inspected at the City Hall, Monday through Friday (except statutory holidays) between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Tuesday, October 2, 2012 to Monday, October 22, 2012. All persons who believe their interest in property will be affected by the proposed by-law(s)/development variance permit shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing on matters contained in the bylaw(s)/ development variance permit. Should you have any concerns or comments you wish to convey to Council, please fax to 604-591-8731, email, or submit in writing to the City Clerk at 14245  56 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3X 3A2, no later than Monday, October 22, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. Please note that Council may not receive further submissions from the public or interested persons concerning these applications after the Public Hearing has concluded. Jane Sullivan City Clerk * Rate subject to change without notice. Available for a limited time only. Interest is compounded annually, paid at maturity. Some restrictions apply. See branch for details.

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has not been fruitful,” Paddon said. “I am hopeful we can get back to that discussion.”


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Transit crime rate drops Dubord rejected suggestions that the 167-officer force – whose budget is about $29 million – will have much less to do once fare gates, now being installed at SkyTrain stations, are activated next year. “Once fare gates go in our goal is to continue to protect our passengers,” he said, adding that will likely mean more time patrolling buses. Officers will still need to conduct fare checks on SkyTrain inside the gated areas, he added, because some some fare evaders will come through the gates two or three at a time or crawl under

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Crime against passengers and staff on TransLink’s transit system fell 17 per cent in the first half of the year, according to Transit Police. The change reflects a drop in reports of thefts, assaults and sexual assaults. Property crime on the system, including vandalism, dropped four per cent from 2011. Chief Neil Dubord acknowledged crime rates are generally falling in North America, but called the drop in reported crime significant and noted it was accompanied by a 10 per cent improvement in surveyed passengers’ perception of safety on the system. for White Rock Council Transit Police investigations led to more than Engaging the Community 500 charge recommendations to Crown counsel What Bill Lawrence brings to the table... in the first six months of • owns and operates a White Rock business 2012. Officers also arrested • lives in White Rock 530 fugitives wanted in • has invested in White Rock since 1988 other jurisdictions on • will provide Council the lone business outstanding warrants. owner representation The force conducted 1.4 The future of White Rock depends on strong million fare checks in the businesses! first nine months of 2012, as TransLink stepped up “I’ll get it done!” 604-880-7670 efforts to reduce fare evae: sion.

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Surrey can’t beat Prince George goaltender in 3-0 defeat

Eagles grounded in loss to Spruce Kings Nick Greenizan Sports Reporter

A long road trip up north failed to pay dividends for the Surrey Eagles Saturday night, as the BC Hockey League squad dropped a 3-0 decision to the Prince George Spruce Kings. And though the Eagles avoided – for the first time all season – a win-one-lose-one weekend, they likely would’ve taken that as opposed to their Saturday result, in which the offense failed to get a puck past Spruce Kings netminder Kirk Thompson. “I actually thought we played quite well. We got 38 shots on net in a road game, but their goalie just ❝It’s time for us to put made some real good saves,” said a little bit Eagles coach of a streak Matt Erhart. together.❞ “We had some chances, but we Matt Erhart hit three or four Eagles coach posts, and that’s just the way it goes sometimes.” The shutout was the first time all season the Eagles failed to find the back of the net in a game, and was the second loss this month to their Prince George division rivals; on Oct. 5, the Kings won 4-1 at South Surrey Arena. With Saturday’s loss, the Eagles fell into a tie for last-place in the five-team Mainland Division, with a 5-5-0-1 record. Both the Eagles and Langley Rivermen have 11 points, six back of the first-place Coquitlam Express. Against Prince George Saturday, the Eagles peppered Thompson – a Guildford resident and former Valley West Hawk of B.C.’s majormidget league – with 38 shots on goal, including an 18-shot barrage in the third period, but could not break the goose egg on the scoreboard. Prince George’s top line of Cam

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Surrey Eagles forward Colton Mackie runs over Prince George Spruce Kings’ Chad Staley during an Oct. 5 game at South Surrey Arena. The two BC Hockey League clubs played a rematch Saturday in Prince George, with the Spruce Kings winning 3-0. Lawson, Shayne Morrissey and Sean Landrey combined to score all three of the home team’s goals. After an ill-timed pinch by an Eagles’ defenceman, Lawson gave the Spruce Kings the lead 18:06 into the first period on an odd-man rush, with Morrissey and Landrey picking up assists, and Morrissey – firing home a rebound on the power play after Mitch Eden’s point shot missed the net and bounced off the end boards – and Lawson each scored

second-period goals to extend the lead. Special teams were rarely a factor, as the Eagles went scoreless on just three power-play chances, while Prince George was one-forone, scoring with Eagles captain Brandon Morley serving the team’s lone infraction, a slashing minor. While he would’ve obviously liked to have seen his team beat Thompson at least once, Erhart said he wasn’t concerned with the team’s lack of offense, but said the

team can’t afford for the dry spell to continue for long. “Obviously it’s always a little worrisome when you don’t score, but I’d be a lot more worried if we weren’t getting chances at all,” he said. “We competed hard, but we have some guys who need to finish, and start putting some pucks in the net here.” Michael Santaguida got the call between the pipes for the Eagles, stopping 34 shots on net. The Birds are back on home ice

this week, hosting the Vernon Vipers Friday at 7 p.m., followed by a 4 p.m. Sunday game against the visiting Trail Smoke Eaters. “It’s time for us to put a little bit of a streak together here, and there’s no better place to do that than at home,” Erhart said of the weekend contests. Both games are part of the Eagles’ Pink in the Rink campaign, which aims to raise money and awareness of breastcancer research.



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Bayside’s jerseys stolen Nick Greenizan Sports Reporter

The Bayside Sharks Rugby Club is searching for a complete set of men’s rugby jerseys, after a bag full of 20 was stolen over the Thanksgiving long weekend. The jerseys, which have alternating light and dark blue vertical stripes, were stolen from a team member’s vehicle sometime between the night of Sunday, Oct. 7 and the morning of Oct. 8. The uniforms have a Bayside Sharks logo on the top left, and have ‘Russell Brewing’ printed in large letters across the front. Without their jerseys Saturday, three men’s teams hit the pitch wearing two sets of mismatched, old uniforms. “We made it work – we played, took one set, got them washed, and brought them back just in time for the third game,” said Bayside’s Mike Pajic. “We hope they still turn up, It’s $2,000 for a new set, so we’d love to find them.” Anyone who finds the jerseys can call Pajic at 604-617-3386.

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Bayside’s two-tone blue, striped jerseys were stolen earlier this month, prompting its three men’s teams to share two old sets. The theft of rugby jerseys is the members – lost their uniforms second on the Peninsula in the when the club president’s truck, last two months. In mid-August, with the jerseys inside,was stolen the South Surrey-based Guard- from in front of his home in Morians – made up of many Bayside gan Creek.

Guardians set to host touring English team A old friend is set to return to the South Surrey rugby pitch later this month, when the Guardians Rugby Club hosts a visiting youth side from England. On Oct. 28 at South Surrey Athletic Park, the Guardians will play an exhibition game against Northhampton Boys School, a U18 team coached by former Peninsula resident Paul Bryan, who

coached Bayside’s first teams in the early 1990s. The Guardians – playing their first game since their uniforms were stolen in August – are made up of players from a number of local clubs, including South Surrey’s Bayside Sharks and the Surrey Beavers. The uniforms were not recovered and have since been replaced. - Nick Greenizan

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Langley curler repeats as champ

Levine tops at Ice Mice again For the second year in a row, a rink skipped by Karen Lepine was victorious at the Peace Arch Curling Club’s annual Ice Mice Ladies Bonspiel. Lepine’s team, from Langley, rolled undefeated through the three-day tournament – which wrapped up with finals Sunday afternoon – by winning each of their five games, including the ‘A’ final. The Ice Mice title pads an impressive curling resumé for Lepine, who is a former B.C. senior women’s and mixed champion. The Ice Mice ‘B’ final was won by a Vancouver Island rink skipped by Lynn

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Royal City Curling Club’s Donna Langlands throws a rock during the final day of competition Sunday at Peace Arch Curling Centre.

Noble, who defeated one of the host teams – a Peace Arch rink skipped by Divera Meeres. Richmond’s Kim Thompson rink was the winner in the ‘C’ division. In total, 24 teams took part in the bonspiel, 22 from the Metro Vancouver area, and two from afar – Noble’s Vancouver Island team and the Emily Good rink, from the Seattle Granite Curling Club. Next up for the Peace Arch Curling Club is the annual Senators and Ladies Bonspiel, which is set to run Oct. 22-25. PACC’s master’s men’s bonspiel is also scheduled for Nov. 2-4. - Nick Greenizan

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Temporary Commercial Use Permit, pursuant to the provisions of the Local Government Act, at the Regular Council - Public Hearing meeting in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 14245 - 56 Avenue, Surrey, B.C., on Monday, October 1, 2012, commencing at 7:00 p.m.. PERMIT NO. 7912-0237-00 APPLICANT: 0912712 B.C. Ltd. c/o Calvary Worship Centre A Ministry of Standard Bearers International (Sam Owusu) 260 12th Street New Westminster, BC V3M 4H2 ADDRESS: 11125 - 124 Street PURPOSE: To allow for an assembly use limited to 4,920 square metres of gross floor area for a period not to exceed three (3) years.


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The Temporary Commercial Use Permit, supporting staff reports and any relevant background documentation may be viewed in the “Notices” section of the City of Surrey website at or inspected at City Hall, Monday through Friday (except statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., from Tuesday, September 11, 2012 to Monday, For more information, contact us at: October 1, 2012. 604.502.6065 or Additional information may be obtained from Planning & Development at 604-591-4441. Should you have any concerns or comments you wish to convey to Council regarding this Temporary Commercial Use Permit, please fax to 604-591-8731, email, or submit in writing to the City Clerk no later than Monday, October 1, 2012, 4:00 p.m. Jane Sullivan City Clerk

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lifestyles and Spinners Guild, Oct. 20 (and Sunday, Oct. 21) at Ocean Park Community Hall, 1577 128 St. Handwoven, handspun and knitted items.

superstitions. For girls eight and up. Cost: $4.25. Must pre-register at 604592-6956.

n Peace Arch Group Therapy Program for people with Saturday anxiety, Tuesday n Library book burnout, sale fundraiser n Mature Driving Workn Halloween Superstidepression, Oct. 20, 10 shop by White Rock Comtions for Girls Oct. 20, 3-4 stress, etc. a.m.-4 p.m. at munity Policing. Reduce p.m. at Surrey Musem. The Thursrisk and improve driving Moms and daughters day evening White Rock Library, 15342 skills and habits. Oct. enjoy tea and play fun group is for Buena Vista. 23, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Halloween games from people who White Rock Community the 1920s as you learn n Fibre Flare Sale by work during the day. Call Centre. Call 604-541-2231. about wacky Halloween Peace Arch Weavers 604-535-4578 for information and registration. n Coffee and Connect Tour for local seniors to view community services Oct.18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (including lunch) Cost: P U B L I C N OT I C E $3. To register, contact Sources Community Resource Centres Society at 604-542-4357. n Introduction to sewing Oct. 18, 7-9 p.m. at Surrey Museum. Learn basic sewing skills over four TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to sections 24 and 26 of the sessions. Cost: $48. Must be over 16. Must preCommunity Charter, S.B.C. 2003, c. 26 as amended, the City register at 604-592-6956. of Surrey (the “City”) hereby gives notice of its intention to n Ladies’ Auxiliary provide assistance and of a proposed property disposition luncheon Oct. 18, noon at under a partnering agreement between the City and the Legion branch 240, 2643 Surrey City Development Corporation (the “Development 128 St. Corporation”) dated April 30, 2007 as amended (the n Joy of Music Concert “Agreement”). hospital fundraiser 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 AND THAT the Agreement as approved by Council is part Johnston Rd. Tickets $20 of a strategy to maximize the financial returns through at Peace Arch Hospital development and provide an annual revenue stream gift shop or call Alicia at to the City from the City’s wholly owned Development 604-536-5634 or Wendy at Corporation. The form of assistance is the acquisition of 604-538-0162


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Notice of Temporary Commercial Use Permit The Council of the City of Surrey proposes to pass a resolution to issue a Temporary Commercial Use Permit, pursuant to the provisions of the Local Government Act, at the Regular Council-Public Hearing meeting in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 14245 - 56 Avenue, Surrey, B.C., on Monday, October 22, 2012, commencing at 7:00 p.m.. PERMIT NO. APPLICANT:


.Friday n Harvest Dinner Oct. 19, 6 p.m. Colebrook United Church, 5441 125A St. Tickets: Adults $15, Children 6-12 $7, under 6 free. Call 604-591-7919 or 604596-2412. n Free day camp for grieving children Oct. 19 for ages 6-12. at White Rock Elks Hall, 1469 George St. To register, call Trevor at White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society, 604-531-7484. n New To You sale by Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary needs donations of linens, tablecloths, and collectibles. For pickup call Carol at 604-535-3090 or Gladys at 604-531-1681. Sale happens Nov. 2-3

7912-0268-00 Cornett Holdings Ltd. c/o Phoenix Homes (2011) Ltd. (Nirmal Takhar) #103, 12889 - 84 Avenue Surrey, BC V3W 0K5 13479 and 13535 - 77 Avenue To allow a private elementary school with a gymnasium and an outdoor play area for a maximum of 450 students, for a period not to exceed three (3) years.


lands (described more particularly below) and valued at $21,200,000.00, (the “Lands”) by the City, on behalf of the Development Corporation, in exchange for a promissory note payable on demand. The Lands are more particularly described as follows: Parcel Identifier: 006-727-107 Lot 431 Section 32 Township 2 New Westminster District Plan 43318 (12830 – 96 Avenue)

AND THAT the Agreement and any relevant background documentation may be inspected at the City Hall, Office of the City Clerk, 14245 – 56th Avenue, Surrey, BC, Monday through Friday (except statutory holidays) between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Jane Sullivan City Clerk

The Temporary Commercial Use Permit, supporting staff reports and any relevant background documentation may be viewed in the “Notices” section of the City of Surrey website at or inspected at City Hall, Monday through Friday (except statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., from Tuesday, October 2, 2012 to Monday, October 22, 2012. Additional information may be obtained from Planning & Development at 604591-4441. Should you have any concerns or comments you wish to convey to Council regarding this Temporary Commercial Use Permit, please fax to 604-591-8731, email, or submit in writing to the City Clerk no later than Monday, October 22, 2012, 4:00 p.m. Jane Sullivan City Clerk

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Ongoing n Semiahmoo Guild of Needlearts meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at 15877 Pacific Ave. Contact: Fran Compton at fransteady@ n Dutch-Canadian Events Visit www.dutchnetwork. ca. Contact Edie at 604536-3394 or n Newcomers Club of White Rock and South Surrey is a club for women who are new to the area (within the last three years). The club meets the first Tuesday of the month (September to June) from 7-9 p.m. at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 2350 148 St. Membership is $30 a year. For more information, email wrssnewcomers@ n Conversational ESL at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 1480 George St., every Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. n TOPS Take Off Pounds Sensibly, meets during the week at various locations, including Semiahmoo Public Library, 1815 152 St. For information in the White Rock area phone Lynda at 604-8568014 or visist www.tops. org n Parent support/education group meets every second Wednesday of the month at Semiahmoo House Society, 15306 24 Ave., from 6:30-9 p.m. Info: n Ballroom dancing lessons and social – singles and couples, Tuesday nights. Information: n White Rock/South Surrey Parkinson Support Group meets the second Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m., in Christina Place, 1183 Maple St., White Rock. Email n Charity Swing Dances Wednesdays and Sundays at Pro Draft Warehouse, 110-12332 Pattulo Pl. at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $5. Band nights: $10. Proceeds to the Surrey Metro Kids Society. For more information contact Marie, 604-536-0195.

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Manuel José packs up his crab trap. The Burnaby resident spent a few hours of a Sunday afternoon crab fishing off the White Rock pier last month.

n Seniors old time dancing to live music every Monday from Labour day to end of June, 1-4 p.m. at Sunnyside Hall, corner of 18 Avenue and 154 Street. Information: phone 604542-8449 or 604-575-8236. n Mixed Singles Over Sixty social club for active men and women is welcoming new members. Offers companionship for walking, golf, dining, theatre, travel and more. Contact Kay at 604-5381916 or Colin at 604-5387799. Online at www. seniorsoversixtyclub. n Seniors Come Share Society caregivers sup-

port group every Tuesday (9:30-11 a.m.) Contact: Andrea, 604-531-9400, ext. 27. n White Rock Drum Circle Thursdays, 1-2 p.m., White Rock Community Centre, Hall B, 15154 Russell Ave. Drop in: $3. n Nar Anon group meets every Tuesday at Bethany-Newton United Church (corner of 60 Avenue and 148 Street) at 7:30 p.m. Info: n Surrey Rockhound club meets fourth Wednesday of every month except July and December at St. Luke Parish Hall 10177 148 St. Phone 604-535-2501 for

more or visit n Al-Anon meetings in various locations in the Lower Mainland. For information about groups in the White Rock/Surrey area call 604-688-1716 or 1-888-4AL-ANON. Info: n Bible study meets every other Wednesday night 7:30-9 p.m. in Ocean Park. All welcome. Call Mike, 604-767-9612. n Toastmasters International Learn or improve your public speaking skills. Meetings Monday through Thursday in White Rock and South Surrey. Contact Sandy at

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HEATLEY, Mary The family of Mary Heatley, 91 sadly announce her passing on the morning of October 10th at Peace Arch Hospital. She happily played cards, cheerfully greeted friends and strangers alike, and had a smile and kind word for anyone nearby. Mary was known for her constant beaming smile and her ever cheery disposition. Mary was pre-deceased by her loving husband Tom in 2002, re-united again in 2012. Remembering her with love are her daughters Carol and Dawn, her grandchildren Emma, Vida, Bren and Jaret and her “most favorite person in the world” son-in-law Mile! Many thanks to the staff of the ACE unit, PAH as well as Dr’s. Baasch and Parr. Mary spent the last 5 years in “the Pen”, (The Peninsula residence), enjoying the beautiful environment, spending time with her many friends and sincerely appreciating the care from all the staff. Her life was quietly and joyously remembered and celebrated by her family.

BARRIE, Harold Cameron 1911 - 2012 It is with great sadness that Diane and Caroline announce the death of their father, Harold or Hal, of White Rock, BC, who passed away peacefully in his sleep in his 102nd year on October 9, 2012. Born in Moose Jaw, Sask. and raised in Regina, Hal was the only child of Tom and Jennie Barrie. After High School, Hal attended UBC and the University of Toronto and obtained a degree in Chemical Engineering. His first job was with CIL in Brownsburg, Que. where he met and married Lilian White. Hal’s career took him to DuPont of Canada and then on to Texas, Brockville, Ont. and finally to Montreal. Hal and Lilian retired to Mallorytown, Ont. and then to Cornwall, Ont. When Lilian passed away in 2004, Hal moved to White Rock, BC and lived at Sunnyside Manor for more than seven years. He is survived by his daughter Diane Bower (Donald), four grandchildren, Cari Schmidt, (Kevin), Deena O’Brien, (Daniel), John Bower (Carolee) and Mary Katherine Bower and daughter Caroline Cavers (Kenneth) and two grandchildren Scott Cavers and Mark Cavers. He is also survived by his seven great grandchildren, Finnley, Jack, Ella, Veronica, Mason, Colton and Poppy. Harold enjoyed life to the fullest. He loved his family, people, learning, travel and had a life-long passion for music which he shared with everyone whenever there was a piano nearby. Famous for his repertoire of classic songs he entertained his peers throughout his long and generous life. On his 100th Birthday his family hosted a wonderful celebration to formally “thank him for his music”. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him and never forgotten. So if you hear music from above it is probably because Hal has found a piano in heaven. At Hal’s request there will be no funeral service. Thoughts and condolences are welcome. or


MAIN, Constance Joan

ELSHOF, Johan (Joe) S January 8, 1932 October 9, 2012 Joe passed away on October 9 after a brief battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family and friends. He is survived by his loving wife Alice, 3 children Mike (Janice), Carol (Don), Eric (Monika), 7 grandchildren, and his sister Gre Meijer. A celebration of his life will be held at Sunnyside United Church, 15639 - 24th Ave on October 20, 2012 @ 11:00am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Little Campbell Hatchery @ Surrey Fish and Game Club 1284 - 184th St. Surrey, BC, V3S 9R9. The family would like to thank Dr. Vanukuru and the doctors and nurses of PAH 6th floor North for their care and kindness in looking after Joe.

passed peacefully on October 4 at Peace Arch Hospital. She is survived by husband, John, sister Doris Forsyth of Kingston, son John Main of Georgia (Nancy), daughter Pamela Drouillard of Delta (Gary), and granddaughters Sweeney Main, Danielle Drouillard & Therese Sweat (Anthony). Hers was a life spent in joyful service. Her energy, bubbly nature and deep friendships enabled her to live life to its fullest, right up until the end, brightening the many lives she touched. A memorial service was held on Oct 9th at Emmanuel Evangelical Covenant Church. Donations in her memory may be made to the Peace Arch Hosp. Foundation.







Breaks, John (Jack) Richard Jack Breaks passed away on August 8, 2012. He is survived and missed greatly by his three children Jack (Paulette), Glen (Gina) and Shari (Tom) Lyle. Jack had seven grandchildren, Sarah Breaks, Robert Breaks, Daniel Lyle, Michael Lyle, Andrea Baga, Kristina Breaks and Joanna Breaks. Jack is also survived by his brothers Bill Breaks and George Breaks.He is predeceased by the love of his life, his wife of 61 years, Irene (nee Hassell). He is also predeceased by his sisters Florence Longstaff, Evelyn Longstaff and Hannah Taylor. Jack was born in New Westminster B.C. on July 1, 1924 and grew up in the Cloverdale / Hazelmere areas. Jack remembered the economic Depression of the 1930s as a time of great struggle for his family. During this time, the Breaks family focused on agriculture and local small business as a means to survive. Jack served in the Canadian Army during WW2 then returned home to continue work on the family dairy farm in Hazelmere. A small Oliver Cletrack crawler/dozer was purchased to clear part of the farm. This was the beginning of a landclearing and earthmoving business that Jack, Bill and George would operate and grow during the late 1940s, 1950s and1960s until the business was sold in 1965. The brothers were all hard workers and together took on some of the large jobs that were required as our Province developed in those years. More and larger equipment was purchased as bigger jobs were tackled. In the 1950s they did the site preparation for the Empire Stadium, were a Prime Contractor for Bechtel Corporation’s Trans Mountain Pipeline over the Rocky Mountains (Burnaby Mountain Terminal), built the cooling line for BC Hydro’s Burrard Thermal plant and built many roads in the South Surrey/Whiterock area, from which they were based. In the 1960s they built sections of the Deas Island Freeway (#99) and portions of the TransCanada Highway #401 between Vancouver and Hope. One of the last large jobs completed by the brothers was the preparation for the Simon Fraser University site, including clearing, excavating building sites, building roads and playing fields, two years of work in all. In 1979 Jack and his wife Irene moved to a beautiful farm in the South Langley / Aldergrove area where they lived for the rest of their lives.It was on this farm that Jack would enjoy countless days working outdoors, gardening, or in the kitchen enjoying a home cooked meal by Irene. Many days were accompanied by children or grandchildren, as he was a loving and wise father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed.

May 16, 1923 – October 10, 2012

Albert Paul Mercer passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord on Wednesday October 10, 2012 in Langley Memorial Hospital. He was pre-deceased by his wife Lucy, sister Elizabeth, and brother David. Paul and Lucy served for many years as Christian missionaries in India

MACPHERSON, Allan Daniel Oct 18, 1920 - Oct 11, 2012 It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of our cherished husband and father, Allan Daniel MacPherson. Allan is survived by his devoted wife, Elsie and his loving children; Brian, Ann (Earl Bederman), Sue Hodson (Rex), Jan McCaffery (Bernie), Wendy MacNeil (Matt), David, (Sue); 15 grandchildren Saul, Sari, Mitchell, Daniel, Wes, Pete, Fabien, Erin, Brendan, Claire, Michael, Connor, Berkly, Carly, Declan, 8 greatgrandchildren; Reed, Macy, Charlie, Levi, Colm, Gabriel, Brooke, Cody, numerous nieces and nephews, and his brother-in-law Paul Hibbert. Allan was predeceased by his beloved wife, Barbara, (d.1970), mother of their 6 children, and his treasured sisters, Gene Harris and Helen (Bee) Rodin. Allan was born in Revelstoke B.C. on October 18, 1920 to Daniel and Stella MacPherson. “Mac” enlisted in the Royal Air Force in 1942 and served as Navigator on the Lancaster Bomber, attached to the 12th Squadron, RAF Bomber Command, completing 30 missions over Europe. Upon return to Canada in 1945, Allan served as a Commanding Officer and Administrator. In 1947, he married his High School sweetheart, Barbara Hibbert, and entered the University of Oregon Dental School. Allan practised dentistry in White Rock for 33 years. He was a committed member of the Vancouver Dental Study Club, the Royal Canadian Legion, Crescent Beach Branch, the White Rock Rotary Club, and the Royal Air Force Association. Allan enjoyed all outdoor sports while continuing to ski, skate, and golf well into his 80s. He was an avid gardener and world traveller. The family wishes to thank Dr. Angus McDonald and the 4th Floor Nurses and Caregivers at Peace Arch Hospital who attended to Allan with concern and dedication. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations in memory of Dr. Allan D. MacPherson, Peace Arch Hospital Foundation 604-535-4520 The Memorial Service to celebrate Allan’s life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the First United Church,15385 Semiahmoo Avenue, White Rock, B.C.

Memorial Service to be held Monday October 22 at 1:30 pm at the Christian Life Assembly – 21277 56th Avenue, Langley (just north of Langley airport) Special thanks to Hilltop Manor, where Paul was lovingly cared for these past 5 years, and to Langley Hospital staff for invaluable service in recent weeks. THOMPSON, Wilfred May 22, 1922 - October 7, 2012

Wilf worked in the shipping industry for Dodwell and Company at Vancouver B.C. He rose to become a very well respected branch manager. He retired at the age of 54, having spent 36 years within the industry. Our dad Wilfred Thompson took his last walk on Friday October 5, 2012. Dad stumbled and fell sustaining a significant blow to the head. Thanks to the White Rock Fire Department and the B.C. Ambulance service crews who treated, reassured and transported Dad to the Peace Arch Hospital Peacefully with his sons and daughters at his side Dad slipped away on Sunday October 7, 2012 at 10:00 pm. Another thank you to the ICU team at Peace Arch for their help in keeping Dad comfortable throughout the weekend. The attending physician Dr. Martin Lebel was wonderful in his support, compassion and explanations of the injuries sustained. Wilf was born in Vancouver B. C. May 29, 1922 and celebrated his 90th birthday this past May. Wilf’s activities throughout his retirement included winter months in Palm Springs where he was actively involved and known in the shuffleboard community. The spring and summer months were spent in White Rock B.C He made many friends as an active member of the White Rock Lawn Bowling Club. Wilf will be missed and remembered by his children the five C’s, Candis (Laurie), Carol (Barry), Calvin, Colin, Carlene (deceased 1999) as well as his 11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren who wish him the very best on his next journey At his request there will be no formal service. His immediate family plan to rejoin Dad with our mother Mae Thompson at Gibsons B.C.



CRAFT FAIR - SUNDAY, Sun. Oct. 21, 10-4PM at 14250 Crescent Rd. (Elgin Hall). Partial proceeds to BCSPCA

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CLASS 1 & 3 DRIVERS Wanted for Calgary, Edmonton AB & Surrey B.C.

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THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: •Coastal Certified Hand Fallers-Camp Positions Avail. •Coastal Certified Bull Buckers-Includes vehicle/accommodations •Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers •Line Machine Operator •Grapple Yarder Operators •Hooktenders •Chasers •Heavy Duty Mechanics •Driller Blasters •Excavator Operators Fulltime with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to



PLEA Community Services Society is looking for individuals and families who can provide respite care in their homes for youth aged 12 to 18, who are attending a recovery program for alcohol and/or drug addiction. Qualified applicants must be available on weekends and have a home that can accommodate one to two youth and meet all safety requirements. Training and support is provided. If interested, please call a member of our Family Recruiting Team at:


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FOUND: CAMERA on a bench at Crescent Beach, Oct. 4th. (604)538-0557 Identify FOUND: reading glasses at Semiahmoo Professional building by barber shop on Martin Drive. Call 604535-1433 FOUND: set of keys and childs toy (Ford). Mon. Oct. 8, Larlonde Park. (604)531-2128 FOUND: small mature fem. cat, black with gray stripes. Was bandaged (604)541-4755 FOUND. Young black cat in the area of 20th and 152 approximately two weeks ago. No collar. Please contact 604-538-1430. LOST - CANE; dark coloured wood, inside a buggy across from the Starbucks & Tim Horton’s at Southpointe, approx 6 weeks ago. Call: (604)536-3862 LOST CELL PHONE. Whale House on Pacific Ave, approx 5 weeks ago. LG white touch screen. Call: (604)536-3862 LOST: DOG - 19 mo/old male German Shepherd, tattoo in ear, loves people. Please call 778-833-1915. LOST: GOLD & SILVER NECKLACE with magnetic catch. Vicinity of White Rock Beach on Marine Drive. Please call 604-543-0523 MISSING: WALLET, as well as a small hardcover Cathecisis book & Revalation binder, from bicycle at the corner of Martin & Thrift on Wed morning, Oct 10th, approx 5:00am, pls call: (604)536-3862



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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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Busy multi-doctor Primary Care Clinic in White Rock requires a part-time Business Manager. The successful applicant would be responsible for finances, books and computer systems.

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604 777 2195 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.

Please submit resume to: George Street Family Practice 1, 1400 George Street, White Rock, BC, V4B 4A3

142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS General Office Clerk The General Office Clerk must have a strong familiarity with computers and software. Other requirements will include a high rate of typing (50 words per minute or faster), use of databases and the ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment. • Data entry into database • Checking records for duplication • Clerical tasks as assigned • Fast and accurate key boarding skills (50+ WPM) • Knowledge of Word, Excel, and some previous experience with Databases. • Experience related to general administrative duties. • Ability to adhere to confidentiality when working with sensitive information • Ability to work with strong attention to detail and time lines.

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15223 Russell Ave. White Rock (604)542-4266 RELIABLE PERSON with adequate transportation to haul newspapers from Blaine to Richmond Mon thru Sat, 1:30am. $50/day. Call Demi @ 604-270-0179 or 778-855-8353.


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D Windows Out & In D Gutters cleaned In & Out D Pressure Washing D Serving W. Rock for over 30 yrs D Lic. & WCB insured. D Free Est. Seniors Discount

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012, Peace Arch News






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289 HOUSEHOLD SERVICES Honest Man Rubbish removal. Fast on his service,best rates, clean-up, handyman Services. 604-782-3044

CUSTOM built waste bin storage locker by ticketed carpenter. Dillon 604-961-2931.




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FIXIT PLUMBING & HEATING H/W Tanks, Reno’s, Boilers, Furn’s. Drain Cleaning. Ins. (604)596-2841

Gas Fitter ✭ Plumber Furnace Boilers, Hot Water Tanks Hot Water Heat, Plumbing Jobs. Furnace cleaning with truck mounted machine

604-507-4606 or 604-312-7674


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

MINI DACHSHUND. P.B. Wire hair. Health guaranteed. Ready now. $800. Phone (604)538-5433. NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or SHELTIES SABLE COLOUR full white collars, born June 22, taken out on leash, 1M 1F (604)826-6311

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

604-537-4140 “White Rock & South Surrey’s Leading Renovator since 1989”

Designing and renovating new kitchens, bathrooms, basements, house make-overs and additions since 1989

Call for FREE in-home consultation In-house design team and cabinet shop Let MPB make your renovation dreams come true! Showroom: Unit 62 - 15515 24th Ave. (at King George Blvd.) Tel: 604-538-9622

Affordable Sid’s 1ton, 3ton 5ton for moving & clean-up. 10% Srs disc. W.R. Owned 86. Sid 604-727-8864 GET the best for your moving 24/7 From $40/hr. Licensed & Insured. Seniors Discount. 778-773-3737

AT PANORAMA PLUMBING, HEATING & GAS SERVICES. Repairs & new installs. Furnace, Boilers, Hot water tanks etc. Jobs Small-Big, Res/Com 604-818-7801. 10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005 CLOGBUSTERS Sewer & Drain We’ll clean out your drains... not your wallet. Plumbing repairs, licensed & insured. (604)861-6583



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


WILKIE’S MOVING & STORAGE Ltd. ‘’The careful & gentle movers’’ No job too small. Flat rate contracts (never pay more than your quote). Call: 604-652-6412

TOPLINE PRESSURE WASHING Gutters, siding & tile roofs. We use SOAP. WCB insured. This week special $95 ONLY for gutter cleaning under 2500sf. 604.861.6060

Call Ian 604-724-6373

STANDARD POODLE PUPPIES 8 weeks old. Black & dark brown Please call 604-514-3340

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE • Portable Toilets • Fencing • Containers • Waste Management • Storage


Service to fridges, stoves, washers, dryers & dishwashers. Reasonable. Also Appliance Removal Call Mark (604)536-9092 604-882-2733


RUSSELL TILES No Job Too Small. 18 yrs on the Peninsula. All types of tile & laminate floors. Install & Repair. Free Est. Perry 604-538-6976

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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

Live the Cariboo Dream Life

Five 5 Acre Lots

In a new development with paved roads, Hydro/Tel at the lot line, gravel driveways, 2 lots with wells. Beautifully treed lots only 5 minute walk to Lone Butte store and pub, 20 minutes to 100 Mile House and right in the middle of some of Cariboo’s most famous lakes, Horse Lake, Watch Lake & Green Lake - all within 15 min’s!





Call Martin Scherrer at 250-593-2253.




BRINGING SMILES TO OUR COMMUNITY: Did you, or someone you know just get engaged? Advertise your precious moments with us. Call 604-575-5555

GOLDEN RETRIEVER puppies, 8 weeks old, first shots, dewormed, vet check. 604-306-2850. Firm $800.

RELIABLE, SERVICE Seniors Discount

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

Mike 604-671-3312 HOME IMPROVEMENTS

But Dead Bodies!!

*Consulting *Garden Evaluation


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CHIHUAHUA puppies, tiny teacups, ready to go now, $700. 604-794-7347, cell 604-795-0606

S. SURREY; 2 Bdrm older home with a new 480’ addition, on a 60x180’ lot. Also a 40x32 heated shop with a hoist. Asking $567,000. Call: (604)536-2899



ABLE AUCTIONS Vancouver is currently accepting fine Estates, Jewellery & Collectibles for our Fall Auctions. Call 604-818-9473 Appraisals

Peace Arch News Tuesday, October 16, 2012 RENTALS 706




Beautiful & Affordable


Kiwanis Park Place

Near Langley City Hall & shops

For Adults 55+ rental apartments in a modern complex, right next to beautiful Crescent Park! On site maintenance & office staff Mon. through Friday. 1 bdrm. units from $751 - $844 incls. heat, electricity and friendly reliable service.

Call 604-538-9669 for information or to visit. BRIGHT condo near mall and hospital. 2 bdrm, 2 bath 1075 sq. ft. new kitchen, hdwd floors, gas fireplace, laundry, hot water, gas included, 1 or 2 parking,storage locker, grd. fl patio. No smoking, lease reqd, suit 1 or 2 people, sm. pet OK (must see) Oct.15. $1300. 604 3740059

CRESTWOOD MANOR 1321 Foster St. 1 Bdrm $895/mo. A35

1 bdrm - $720 - $750/month Inc. heat/storage/parking Adult oriented Sorry - no pets By appt - call 604 - 514 - 1480 RENOVATED LUX 1550 sf 2bdrm, 2br. apt in White Rock, new kitchen, granite ctrs, ss. appliances, laundry, fp, balcony, Italian tile + wood floors, heat + pk incl. Avail after Oct 15,1 yr ls, no pt. $1800/mo. 604813-5848

SKYLINE APTS. WHITE ROCK 15321 Russell Ave Call for Specials ! Nice quiet building. 1 & 2 Bdrm suites. Includes: Hot water, cable, underground parking, NO PETS CALL 604-536-8499

In well maintained, newly updated building. Heat, hot water and secured u/g parking stalls incld. No pets, no BBQ’s.

SOMERSET GARDENS (S. Sry) Family housing, 1851 Southmere Crescent E. 2. bdrm appt. starting at $875/mo. incl. heat. Fully reno’d 2 bdrm. $1100/mo. incl. heat w/ D/W. Pet friendly, near all amenities. Community garden. 604-451-6676

Call: 604-760-7882

S. SURREY, 26/152. Clean 1/bdrm apartments for seniors 55 & older. Call Mon-Fri btwn 9am-noon. 604-538-8308.



FAMILIES WELCOME 2 and 3 Bedroom. Bright Suites with Hardwood Floors Bayview Chateau - concrete tower -

White Rock Gardens

1BR $825 & up, 2BR $1100 & up, avail now. Clse to beach, shops, transit, “quiet building”, pets OK.

Call Mike 604-535-7206 WHITE ROCK. 2 bdrm+den. 1500 sqft. $1750/mo. 2 baths w/2 balconies/Great view. Heat & gas incl. All appls, f/p, w/d, prkg. Avail now. 1 year lease. N/P, N/S. 604-644-6306 .Encore 1 bdrm; 2 bdrm Rent Now $950 - $1225

GORGEOUS OCEAN VIEW! $1550/month. 2 bdrm 2 bathroom across from The Boathouse. In suite laundry & storage. Walk-in closet, double sinks large soaker tub. Open concept living space, gas fireplace. Call 778-877-1451.

WHITE ROCK area: Spac 1 bdrm & den suite. Walk to malls, bus, rest; large patio. In-ste lndry. $1250/mo incl gas. N/P, N/S. 604-531-9457. WHITE ROCK. Large 1 bdrm suite, adult bldg, nr shops, prkg. $780 Incl heat/h/w. Np/ns. 604-596-9977

WHITE ROCK. 2 bdrm updated ste. $975/mo includes cable/heat. Avail now. N/S, N/P. Call: 604-535-0925

WHITE ROCK, LARGE 2 bdrm BSMT SUITE, D/W, W/D, N/S, Small Pet OK, $1000/mth + 1/3 utils Call @ 778-882-1278




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~ 24 Hour Call Centre ~ WHITE ROCK. Lrg 1 bdrm from $725/mo. quiet & clean. Close to beach & shops. Avail Nov. 1. N/S. Incl heat & hot water. 604-589-7818 WHITE ROCK - SUNSET VILLA. 1 bdrm with d/w, lrg balc, concrete bldg, f/p. $900 incl heat & h/w. 1 Blk from Semiahmoo Mall. Avail Nov1. Call for appt to view 604-541-6276 WHITE ROCK, waterfront suite on Marine Dr. 2 bdrm, 2 baths, hrdwd flrs, 1120 sf, all appls, gas F/P, 3rd flr, 2 u/g prkg. NS/NP. Avail Dec 1. A Million Dollar View! $1800/mo. Call (604)767-1999.

707 APARTMENT FURNISHED WHITE ROCK Exec furn’d bachelor studio in Miramar Village. Designer decor, mountain view. Avail now ns/np. $1450 incl utils, cbl, ph, net, bi-wkly cleaning. Call 604-535-3515


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709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL WHITE ROCK Marine Dr. Excellent Commercial space for lease. Many options. Avail. Feb 1st. or sooner. $3500/mo. (778)218-9637



COZY WRock House, fridge, stove W/D, gas F/P, large yard, deck, carport, $1350/month+util, N/S, N/P, avail Nov 1, 604-538-1274 CRESCENT BEACH. 8 month rental. Beautiful furnished 5 bdrm, 4 baths, executive home with 1 bdrm in-law-suite. Short walk to Crescent beach on Sandy Trail. Gorgeous view of mtns. and water. Spacious garden. 2 car heated garage. N/S. N/P. Sept. to June. $4000/mo. 604261-2096 HAZELMERE Valley: small country cottage, 2 lvl, 1 bd, gas f/p. Ideal for sgl adult, NP/NS. $725 incl heat, elec & lndry. Sharon (604)240-9809


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NEAR King George and 152; Quiet Area, 3 Bdrm, Family Rm, 2 Bath, Dbl Grg, Gas FP, 5 Appl, Fenced, NP, NS, Nov 1. $1800. 604-3744873 NICE RANCH style home on half acre near Crescent Park. loc walking to Elgin and Chantrell schools. 3bedrm 3 bath 3 garage Inc 5 appliances, Available Nov 1, $3,000 per month. Call 604-541-9082



WHITE ROCK 2500 sq.ft. 4 bdrm house, 2 bath, central loc, w/1bdrm suite, lrg fenced yard, lots of prkg, Nov 1. $2150 +utils. 604-541-1173. WHITE ROCK - Ocean View fully reno’d 4 bdrm home with 3 baths, 2 sitting areas, incl bar room, carport & pkng for 4 cars, large garden. Avail now. $2000. 604-897-5554.

SOUTH SURREY Short Term or Long term


Metal Recycling Ltd. Scotty 604-313-1887




S. SURREY, Solay townhomes, 3 bdrm, 3 bath, SS appls. hrd wd, granite, designer paint, backs onto greenbelt, great amenities. Shows great.$1800. Oct 15. 604-277-6694


2006 MAZDA 3 - 4/dr sedan, auto, 70,000 kms, Blue. Many options. $6800/firm. (604)538-4883


SERENO Townhouse 3 bdrms + den tastefully decorated. $1950 per month (Hydro Incl). Call Justin 604868-0267. Avail Nov 1st.


2009 GRAND CARAVAN, 7 pass fully loaded, 25,720 kms, warranty $16,000604-625-5230


STUDENT MECHANIC looking to buy cheap car or truck for project. Running or not. John 604-374-8824


WHITE ROCK: One of a kind heritage character house steps from beach. Sip coffee looking at water from veranda or go for a stroll on the promenade. Super cute 1100 sq.ft. 4 bdrms up. Updated galley kitch, w/d, d/w, orig oldstone f/p. Peaceful & quiet. Take a drive by the big little yellow house, 1156 Elm St. if interested. $1800/mo + utils. Avail Nov 1. (778)891-7870


AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 We Pay CA$H For •Auto •Scrap Metals •Batteries •Machinery •Lead


WHITE ROCK 2 bdrm., 2.5 baths t/h, across from White Rock beach, unobstructed ocean views. Great restaurants and walk to beach. Prefer 10 mo. rental. N/S N/P. Adult oriented. $1650 mo.

S. SURREY 3 bdrm., 2 full baths, din. rm., fam. rm., gas f/p, close to amens. $1550 mo. Oct. 15. (778)552-2883 604-202-0402 S.SURREY spotless 3 bdrm 2 bath bungalow, 5 appls, detached garage, nr hospital. Refs. N/P. Avail now. Call L. Hippsley @ ReMax Colonial Pacific Realty 604-541-4888

2002 BMW 325i, pristine, 4 door, loaded, Sr driven, only 80k’s, garage kept, near new brakes & tires, no accid., mint, $9995 obo. CALL: (604)541-0018

WHITE ROCK, OCEAN VIEW. 3bdrm 1100sqft + loft. NS/NP Refs. $1480 incl utils. 604-531-9689.


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



The Scrapper

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: VERNA VIOLET ROST, Deceased, formerly of #202-15340 17th Avenue Surrey, BC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that creditors and others having claims against the estate of VERNA VIOLET ROST, who died on March 19, 2012, are hereby required to send particulars of those claims to FRED JOHN ROST, c/o 800-15355 24th Ave, Suite #263, Surrey, BC V4A 2H9, Attn: Fred John Rost, on or before November 16, 2012, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received.


Wanted to rent Dec. 2012 - April 1, 2013. Furnished home or condo in White Rock by N.S. retired Supreme court judge & wife. Would also rent automobile. White Rock refs avail. 1-(902)825-4583


2 hr. Service (604)209-2026





White Rock Square and Rosemary Centre


1480 Foster St. White Rock, main floor office 531 sq.ft., great central White Rock location.



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OCEAN PARK. Room with ensuite w/i closet, good view, prkg, nr bus, NS/NP, $675 incl util 604-531-8147



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3388 Rosemary Hts Cres. Surrey, second floor office 859 sq.ft., and two ground floor office/retail units 1012 & 1052 sq ft. in quiet Rosemary area.



S. SURREY. 8’ X 15’ insulated dry, secure & locked storage unit. $125/mo. Call 604-538-1440.


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

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Cloverdale 57/168 Newer bright 2 bdrm. Avail now. ns/np, $775 incl utils/cbl.Lndry extra. 778-885-5971.

NEW - only 2 years old. Deluxe, Fully Equipped 2 bdrm. + Rec. Room/Office + 2 Full Bath T/House. Floor to ceiling storage + storage room in garage. 6 S/S appli. d/w, w/d, & Garburator. Crown Mouldings, 9ft. ceilings, H/W laminate flooring and slate tile. Gas F/P & Alarm. 1 car garage parking. No - Smoking inside, covered patio & outdoor patio. Amenities room incls. full gym, outdoor hot tub & pool. Walk to Morgan Heights shopping & transit. Close to schools. $1800/month. Avail. November 1.

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

WHITE ROCK. Main Floor, 3 bdrm ste, cozy comfortable house. Nice backyard, great summer time deck. Great location. Close to schools, shops, beach, on bus rte. Lower suite currently rented. Avail Nov 1. Drive by 13876 North Bluff Rd. $1500/mo. Utils not incl. Call to view 778-891-7870.

South Surrey: 2 bdrm plus office and workshop for $1200/mo. Avail. immed. Age restricted complex. Call Heather or Geoff 604-531-2200


1998 HONDA Civic DX 4 dr auto, 355K, new timing belt/waterpump Arcrd $1500 604-538-6378 W.Rock

SURREY - Panorama 2 brand new couch houses on lrg. lot. 2 bdrms. 1 F/Bath 1 upper & 1 lower. S/S appli. D/W laminate flr. Price negotiable. Incls. utils. Cls. to transit, amens, & schools. N/P, N/S Avail. Now! (604)592.2134 or 604.780.2245




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

S.Surrey 26/King George. 3 Bd ste, shrd lndry. Pet neg. Cls to shops & schl $1150+ 1/2 utils (604)788-1234

BRAND new, 2 bedroom rental suite located in quiet residential neighborhood - 3 blocks from White Rock beach, buses, shops, library, restaurants and schools. Great for a single, professional, non-smoker. This bright and sparkling unit features hardwood floors, new Whirlpool appliances, including in-suite laundry, one parking space, alarm system. Price: $1250/month, one year lease required. Utilities included. Call 604-816-6107.

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CRESCENT HEIGHTS 3bdrm upper flr 1.5baths sh utils n/s n/p Dec 1. $1500/mo. 604-531-8654

White Rock

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WHITE ROCK / S.Surrey. Spacious newly reno’d grnd lvl 1 bdrm +den suite with priv ent, insuite laundry, gas f/p, patio area, 1 car pkng, in quiet cul de sac, walk to East beach. NS/NP. Ref’s req, avail Oct now. $1100 incl utils. 604-535-8499

WHITE ROCK - Bright 2 bdrm corner unit with partial view, near all services & transportation. Single secured parking & storage. Partly furnished if desired. Avail immed. $925/mo INCLUDES heat, h.water & laundry. 1 Year lease preferred. 19+. NS/NP. Refs Req’d. Call 604-541-4141 or Email:

Ideal for seniors & quiet adults. $815 incl cable, heat, h.water



Lge., quiet 2 bdrm. main floor, huge garden patio, tiled entry, window seat, breakfast bar, gas f/p, b/i vac., s, f, d/w, garb. Insuite ldry., heat controls, hot water tank & strge. 1/2 block to beach & bus. $1500 mo. incl. heat, hydro, water & 1 prkg. Dec. 1. 604-5352702





WHITE ROCK Concrete Hi-rise. 55+, NS/NP Heat, hot water & light included Call 604 - 538 - 5337



N. Delta 96Av/116St. New Clean, 2 Bdrm, Full Bath, Priv/entry, Gr/Lvl, 4 Kit App, HDTV, Internet & more $950 (Utilities incl). 604-594-8190

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


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S. SURREY lge. 2 bdrm. grnd. lvl. suite, close to amens. Oct. 15. $850 mo. (778)552-2883 604-202-0402

S. SURREY; on acreage, large 1 bdrm grnd flr ste. 7 Appls, incl light & heat. Pets okay, N/S inside. $1050/mo. (604)541-1936

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~~~ NEW AD ~~~ SURREY Panorama Ridge 128/61 Lrg 1bdr, absolutely ns/np, avl now. no lndry $600 inc util 604-543-8800.

1991 BUICK CENTURY, new cat. converter, alternator & muffler. Good tires. A/C. $1399 obo (604)531-0775

WHITE ROCK 2 Bdrm, modern, uptown, all appls incl w/d. Quiet, N/S, N/P. Nov. 1 $900. 604-538-6604

2011 Ford Fiesta SEL 4dr sedan auto fully loaded only 22K local $10,900 obo. 604-218-9795

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While we maintain a large inventory of new Toyota automobiles, in some cases an order may be required. All offers include freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire and battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. Monthly purchase finance plans are available from Toyota Financial Services on approved credit. $10,000 financed at 0%/0.9% requires 36 monthly payments of $277.78/$281.65. Total cost of borrowing: $0/$139.40. There are no administration fees.

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Peace Arch News Tuesday, October 16, 2012


OCTOBER 14-20, 2012 Since duty-free exemptions were raised this summer, overnight travel south of the border has reached record-high levels, according to Statistics Canada. While it may be alluring to save some money with a trip across the border, the impact on businesses in the Peninsula can be costly to the community. Businesses in the community play an important role. The most obvious being that they provide services and products to residents, but many also support local initiatives in their community. For example, a number of local businesses support childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s minor sports teams, such as hockey, baseball and soccer. Local businesses also provide employment to residents â&#x20AC;&#x201C; young and old, contribute to infrastructure upgrades and city improvements through taxes and fund numerous community events. They are advocates for the city, support the arts, and form many of our local clubs. But most important of all, the owners of local businesses are neighbours, friends and family. Without revenue, that crucial support could leave the community resulting in detrimental effects. Consider the true price of shopping across the line. Supporting local businesses supports the community. B1

Small Business Week October 15 - 19


Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Peace Arch News


Phase I completely sold out!

Phase II now selling.

The Grandview area has experienced phenomenal growth over the past two years becoming South Surrey’s newest business hub. Croydon Business Centre is the newest office development to the area and is being developed by the same group that developed the highly successful Grandview Business Centre and Morgan Creek Corporate Centre. The sleek, state-of-the-art building contains more than 70,000 square feet of commercial space, large glazed windows and generous parking. “This is a developer who really prides themselves on quality and by always going the extra mile,” said Gord MacPherson of Re/Max Commercial Advantage, referring to Elkay Developments Ltd.

ABOUT MY BUSINESS… • Direct access to restaurants and shopping • Two elevators • 24-hour / 7 days per week access

Similar to Grandview Business Centre -- a recipient of 2012 Fraser Valley Real Estate Board’s Commercial Building Award of Excellence -- Croydon Business Centre will offer strata office space, a decision that MacPherson says has been “very well received.” “I think it’s really positive that the business community is investing in owning their own real estate... the success of the first building (Grandview is 100 per cent sold out) and what will continue the success of the next is that the Canadian bank industry really embraces small business owning their own space.” When construction of the Grandview Business Centre began in the fall of 2010, it gained attention for being one of just a handful of buildings in B.C. built with tiltup construction, featuring concrete panels weighing as much as 186,000 pounds.

• Ample parking - three stalls per 1,000 square feet • Strata ownership option

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SUMMER 2013 Like the Grandview project, the Croydon development features a glass facade, as well as artwork from sculptor Cathryn Jenkins, whose work is featured in the Grandview Centre. “The Grandview Business Centre has a stunning giant stone sculpture of a bald eagle, which sits on an axis,” said MacPherson. “Each day that you come into work you get to see and admire its different angles... they didn’t have to do it, but it signifies their commitment to building something they can be proud -- that the South Surrey area can be proud of.” The Croydon Business Centre is expected to be completed by Fall 2013. For more information about the Croydon Business Centre, visit

Commercial space for sale or lease Call Gord or Ryan ®


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Small Business Week October 15 - 19 B3 3

Experts weigh in on taking your company to the next level

How to plan your small business’ growth


ay you have a successful small business. You have a few employees, and things are going fine. If you’re like many entrepreneurs, you may never take time to sit down and think about your future growth— how to take your company to the next level in a smart, disciplined way. But growth is an issue many business owners ignore at their peril. In fact, it might just be one of the most important issues facing them as entrepreneurs. “If you decide not to grow, you may be paving a path to failure,” says Patrick Latour, senior vice president, Financing and Consulting at the Business Development Bank of Canada. “If you don’t grow, your competitors will, and that will put pressure on you.” The good news, Latour says, is that business owners can create a road map to guide them and reduce their risk as they grow their enterprise. The road map can help them find more growth opportunities and avoid common mistakes, like failing to delegate responsibility to employees.

Need a plan To develop your road map, start by committing time to outlining a plan for your growth, Latour says. It should include a few

important basics: A clear picture of your business’s current strengths, weaknesses and opportunities A vision for where you want your company to be in the next three to five years An action plan to achieve your vision (Who will do what and by when) Your growth plan could be anything from a rough, informal sketch to a full-blown, highly detailed strategic plan, including everything from a mission state-

ment to scenario planning and financial forecasts. What’s vital is getting the key players in your company on the same page, thinking about your future. “If you’re going to grow, you should absolutely have a plan,” says Paul Cubbon, who teaches entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business. “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Latour agrees. “The plan doesn’t

have to be pages and pages long. Sometimes the simpler, the better. But if you don’t have a planned, disciplined approach to growth, you’re probably going to make more mistakes.”

Regaining control Christopher Moreno is a firm believer in creating a growth plan—and following it with discipline. His event planning and production business, 365 Productions, was growing so quickly


gardening Bringing colour and beauty to residents on the Peninsula has been a priority for the team at West Coast Gardens. For the past 19 years, the family-run business – with Jason Vandermey at the helm – provides customers with all their gardening needs. From annuals, herbs, veggies, poinsettias and pansies, West Coast Gardens has a range of items that can transform your garden and your home. And if you’re not a natural green thumb, no problem. Minna, Grace, Sandy, Pauline West Coast Gardens – who will be celebrating their milestone 20th anniversary in 2013 – is committed to educating all who want to About my learn about gardening with free weekly lectures business… and hands on workshops. • Employing 60 people from The workshops range from creating mini landscape our community during the container garden (Oct. 20) and pumpkin carving peak season demonstrations (Oct. 27) to lectures on how to care for wildlife in your winter garden (Nov. 3). • Serving South Surrey and In the Spring, West Coast Gardens has an array of White Rock for 20 years styles and colours available in their premium hang• plant products are grown ing baskets. Our design team can custom make a on site in our greenhouse container for you with the latest trends in planters facilities and to match your colour scheme. Or pick from • producing over 2 million one of their many gorgeous creations displayed plants annually throughout the garden center. Best of all, having a container garden can bring colour and warmth to • open seasonally, from any space, including condos or town homes. March to July and Currently, the team is getting ready for the holiday September to December season with premium-quality poinsettias, designer • educational lectures and workshops every Saturday winter planters, fresh evergreen boughs and berries, fresh and faux wreaths and garlands, unique • sign up for our tree ornaments and decor and painted poinsettias, enewsletter online at so don’t miss the 6th Annual Poinsettia Premiere! on Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

West Coast Gardens

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in 2011 that he and partner Ben Patience worried it was spinning out of control. “We were concerned about having too many things on the conveyor belt,” Moreno says. “We said: Eventually the conveyor belt is going to be full, and something is going to fall off the end.” The duo decided to embark on a strategic planning exercise. The process helped clarify their opportunities, risks and respective roles in the company. The result: a detailed five-year plan that included financial forecasts for three different growth scenarios. The plan helped them boost sales to an expected $3.2 million this year from $1.8 million in 2010. They have even exceeded their goals, meeting their yearthree targets in 18 months. And the plan has helped guide a successful international expansion into Britain and Australia. Along the way, they made sure to meet regularly with employees to see if the plan needs any tweaking and check how their plan is being implemented by measuring progress against their benchmarks. “The plan is 10% of the work; the other 90% is actually doing it,” Moreno says. “If you don’t get in the car and drive, the roadmap is useless.”

1420 172 St., Surrey 604-541-1117

Bryan Ayres

About my business… • Home Automation • Wiring & Installation • Custom Home Theatres • Multi-room audio/video • Flat panel TVs • Hi-Fi stereo systems • Audio/video furniture

For more than seven years, Ayreborn Audio/Video Inc. has been providing Peninsula residents high-end audio/video products and furniture. As the only independent store of its kind in the White Rock/Surrey/Delta/Langley area providing high-end products, as well as installation, to those who are product and service-oriented, Ayreborn owner Bryan is able to ensure customers receive top-notch service and the item best suited for their needs. Bryan and his team provide a wide selection of home automation products, custom wiring (and installation), custom home theaters, multi-room audio and video, flat panel televisions, Hi-Fi stereo systems and audio/video furniture. From high-end home speakers, turntables, CD players to even the latest in vacuum tube amplifiers, Ayreborn is the go-to place for a wide selection of audio products. And if you’re looking for a new television to watch the big game or your favourite show, why not check out the latest TVs from Samsung, Sharp, LG and Panasonic? With so much to choose from, there is sure to be something suited for your home. And the finishing touch for the ultimate home theatre experience has to be the furniture. Ayreborn is pleased to announce the introduction of contemporary home furnishings, such as occasional tables, seating and sofas. They’ll even help you get it all set up with custom installation. “We can set up the home entertainment system so that there are no wires peeking out and the equipment is remotely-located, so as not to take up valuable floor space,” Bryan said. Most importantly, Bryan and the staff take pride in their loyal Peninsula customers who have supported Ayreborn throughout their years in the community. “Majority of our clients are local, so it’s easy for them to come visit our store and for us to visit them at their home or office, wherever the installation is taking place,” Bryan said. We specialise in the onestop-shop – we design, provide all of the equipment, install and provide excellent after-sales service.”

9 - 3033 King George Blvd. 604-536-5252

Small Business Week October 15 - 19


self storage


At White Rock/Surrey U-Lock Mini Storage we are more than just a storage facility that services the business and personal needs of the White Rock & South Surrey Area. For more than 14 years, we have followed our mission statement of being an active member of the community, supporting the growth and development of the people, businesses, and local organizations that provide great services to our region. White Rock U-Lock Mini Storage has been a proud member of the South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce since we opened. We enjoy fostering business relationships at Chamber events and engaging in business discussions and decisions that have an impact on the community.

Larry Murphy

About my business… • We have been open for more than 14 years • Proud member of the South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce • Proud supporters of WRSS Food Bank, WRSS Hospice Society and the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation

For a number of years, we’ve proudly supported Sources’ White Rock South Surrey Food Bank. Many of our residential tenants use self storage to store their household contents and possessions while they are transitioning between houses. Since we don’t allow food to be stored inside the storage lockers, it was a perfect fit for us to become a collection point for any non-perishable food items. Additionally, we collect donated household and commercial items from our tenants, which are auctioned to the highest bidder. This is in similar fashion to the TV show “Storage Wars.” The best part is the entire bid is then donated to the Food Bank. Two other organizations we proudly support are the White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society and the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation. Whether it is monetary donations, donating self storage, items for auctions, or offering space for the organization to use, we do what we can to assist these organizations succeed with their missions. A few other organizations and campaigns we have supported over the years include: Stuff the Bus for kids in need, United Way, Christmas on the Peninsula Society, Circle of Hearts Society, Nite of Hope, Rotary District 5040, White Rock Museum and Archives, and other community publications and organizations. We want to give you the opportunity to help us increase our giving to local organizations. Tell us where you would like to see us make a donation: The Sources’ White Rock South Surrey Food Bank, The White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society, or The Peach Arch Hospital Foundation. We will donate five dollars for every person that contacts us and tells us which of the three organizations to allocate a five-dollar donation towards, up to a maximum of onethousand dollars total. Until October 31, contact us by tweeting @WhiteRockULock, visiting our Facebook page (U-Lock Mini Storage) or by calling 604-229-2511 and let us know the name of one of the three organizations. Tell us who you’d like us to help in the community!

Forget about the long drive to Vancouver to get an amazing hairstyle, Lumina Hair is bringing the highfashion experience to White Rock. Owner and master stylist Stephanie Saul has worked at renowned Vancouver salon Suki’s and has Stephanie Holly Jen more than 30 years of experience, including extensive training in Toni & Guy and Sassoon cutting techniques. Stephanie has carefully selected the highly-skilled and experienced stylists that make up the team at Lumina. Walk into the salon and the first thing you will notice is the staff’s attentiveness to your needs. “Each hairstyle begins with a conversation, so our stylists are sure they know what you want,” Stephanie said. Heather Asena The stylists, which have a combined experience of 80 years, say it’s hard to consider coming into the salon as work, as each day is filled with clients that soon become like friends for the team. “We love working with people. Having that kind of environment encourages us to come in, for a great Experienced, projob, take the best possible care of our clients and fessional staff with listen to them to make sure they get exactly what they want,” said stylist Stephanie. combined 80 years But it’s not just the service that is high-quality. The experience premium, full-service salon offers high-end products including Moroccan Oil, Kevin Murphy and La Warm, friendly environBiosthetique. ment “Your hair is an aspect of your identity and reveals your own personal beauty. We respect that. We want Premium, full-service to create a style that suits you and makes you feel salon using high-end your best. Whether that means a creative change products and cuttingor simply adding vibrancy to your existing look,” edge techniques Stephanie said. Whether it’s an elaborate style for a special night out or a quick trim, get the five-star experience, right here on the Peninsula, at Lumina Hair.


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5 - 3189 King George Blvd. South Surrey (Redwood Plaza located next to Ricky’s Restaurant) 604-531-1022

15028 - 32 Avenue, South Surrey

(Behind the Auto Mall and next to South Point Mall)

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shoe fashion

CLEANERS C&K Courtesy Cleaners Ltd. has taken a new ‘green approach’ to helping its customers get their whites their brightest, remove stubborn stains and keep fabrics from fading. For the past eight years, owners Charlotte and Khanh have been offering wet cleaning – a revolutionary garment cleaning service that replaces traditional dry cleaning. The unique, environmentallyfriendly process gently removes C&K Courtesy Cleaners Staff soil and conditions fabrics so colours stay bright and whites stay white. Your finest pieces, from formal to casual, will look their ABOUT MY very best. BUSINESS… Unlike dry cleaning, wet cleaning does not use hazardous chemicals, generate hazardous waste, • We are a Mielé or create air pollution. Certified Wetcare Professional As the only wet cleaners on the Peninsula, Courtesy Cleaners takes care of all garment • No chemicals used cleaning needs as well as household linens such in cleaning as quilts, bedskirts, etc. • On Peninsula for Courtesy Cleaners can also safely clean anything 22 years that says, “dry-clean only’’ and all the fancy • Everything from clothes that say ‘’do not dry-clean.’’ household to fancy Leathers and alterations are sent out to experts in evening wear. those fields. • Weekdays Open With the entire province gearing up toward a 7:30am - 6:00pm greener agenda, now is a great time to choose the Saturdays most environmentally friendly alternative to dry 10am - 5pm cleaning. Environmentally responsible and energy efficient: C&K Courtesy Cleaners is the best choice for all your cleaning needs!




Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Peace Arch News

Try us - your clothes will love you for it.

#139 - 1959 - 152 St., Surrey 604-538-8231

Drew & Scott Robb

About my business… • Large selection of Designer Shoes • Women’s and Men’s Top Brands • Family-owned for 26 years • Custom Orthotic Footbeds

Walk into Elegante Shoes in Peninsula’s own Semiahmoo Shopping Centre on any given day and chances are you will see a happy customer leaving with a pair of fabulous shoes. That’s because, as the oldest footwear store on the Peninsula, the family-owned business has been providing top-quality selection paired with a knowledgeable sales team for the last 28 years. “It’s all about knowing who your customer is,” owner Scott Robb says. “Retail has become very challenging in the last couple of years, due to the ups and downs of the economy, but our selection and service is what really sets us apart.” With an international selection of shoes for both men and women of all ages, Elegante is the place to go to find a pair of shoes that is a perfect fit. “European products are our specialty, but most importantly, quality is our mantra,” Robb said. With September just around the corner, you’ll want to head over to Elegante and check out the fall selection. And while no one wants to think about rain and puddles, the cooler months ahead are the perfect time to showcase a new pair of boots. According to Scott, everything from tall boots to short, lace-up boots are going to be on trend, in colours such as plums, navys and greys. But even though Elegante is always keeping an eye out for the latest style, they have built a reputation on timeless, high-quality footwear from brands like Stuart Weiztman, Ecco, Clarks, Josef Siebel, Naot and VanEli. “We don’t always go for what’s super trendy at the moment because we aren’t really interested in what’s going on today and gone tomorrow,” says Scott. “We are about classical styles and always have been.” For a wide selection of high-quality footwear and the best customer service around, visit Elegante Shoes and see why they’ve been voted #1 for footwear on the Peninsula several times.

Semiahmoo Shopping Centre 1711 - 152nd Street 604-531-4633

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Small Business Week October 15 - 19 B5

chamber of commerce

chocolaterie When Peninsula residents need to satiate a sweet tooth, the first name that pops into mind is Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut. The winner of a Business of the Year award at this year’s White Rock South Surrey Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards has built a reputation for excellent quality with a rich history. The family-owned and run business is devoted to making exquisite chocolates with signature ingredients. With two master chocolatiers at the helm, handcrafting the divine sweets, it’s no wonder Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut has been a favourite on the Peninsula for 20 years.

Jackie Pearson

About my business… • Delectable, scratchmade treats for all seasons • Baking chocolate including bars, drops, shavings and cocoa powder • On the Peninsula more than 20 years • Winner of a Business of the Year award

Jacqueline Pearson’s father, Malcolm, brought the company to the Peninsula, establishing the high level of quality and craftsmanship before handing the reigns to her. Now, as tastes and flavours evolve, Jacqueline is adding new products to the line, including a Halloween caramel, along with some other ghoulish goodies. Like their famous sea salt caramel, the Halloween treat is a perfect mix of salty and sweet, with a cute little witch for the 31st. Handmade from scratch, using a recipe tested and perfected by Maître Chocolatier, Derrick Pho, the sweet treat is a great way to celebrate Halloween for those young and old.

Cliff Annable

About my business… • 700+ members strong • Celebrating 75 years • Committed to promoting business, economic growth and tourism on the Peninsula

But for those who are looking past Halloween to the holiday season and want to get a head start on their baking, Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut has a wide selection of baking chocolate, including baking bars, chocolate drops, chocolate shavings and quality cocoa powder. And of course, the treats at Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut are a great way to show your appreciation year-round. But make sure you get extra, after you see what’s instore, you might not want to give any away!

Peninsula Village 240 - 15355 - 24th avenue 604-531-6777

South Surrey White Rock

Chamber of Commerce

Celebrating its 75th anniversary, the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce continues to be an active voice in establishing the Peninsula as an area of opportunity and economic well-being. From initiating innovative programs and events to providing unique networking opportunities, the SSWR Chamber is committed to making our community a leader in innovative community and business initiatives, according to Cliff Annable, executive director of the SSWR. “Having a Chamber of Commerce membership is not just about being a member of an organization; it is an investment in your Chamber and the business Community,” he said. Upcoming Networking Events: Business after Business Windsor Square welcomes you to their business networking event. Drop off your business card for a chance to win a door prize When: Oct. 18 Where: Windsor Square, 1959 152nd St., South Surrey. Plenty of free parking in the lot on the West side. Time: 6 to 8 p.m. RSVP Jennifer Dimen at or 604-535-1433. Networking Luncheon Join us to hear guest speaker Jim Lightbody, Vice President of Casino & Community Gaming for BCLC as he speaks about the application of a new Hotel/Convention Centre/Casino Resort in South Surrey. When: Oct. 19 Where: Golden Lion Chinese Restaurant at 2377 King George Blvd., South Surrey Time: Networking Registration 11:30 a.m to 12 p.m. with a Lunch Program from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Cost: Members & Guests $25 incl. HST. Non-Members: $30 incl.HST. Pre-registration required. To register, call the office at 604-5366844 ext 4 or go online to Business after Business Join us for this always popular monthly business networking event and find your next great connection. When: Nov. 15 Where: Sources Employment Centre, 1461 Johnston Rd. Room 208C Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information about the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce, visit www.sswrchamberofcommerce. ca or call the office at 604-536-6844.

#100 - 15261 Russell Ave. White Rock 604-536-6844 email: website:

Acupuncture And trAditionAl chinese medicine After moving to a more convenient location at 1481 Johnston Street, Dr. Feng Li, owner of Feng Li Acupuncture & TCM Clinic is ready to get Peninsula residents back to feeling their best. Dr. Li, a registered acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner with more than 23 years of experience, uses natural methods and medicines to cure her clients’ ailments. Feng Li

About my business… • Offering a combination of Western and Chinese medicines and treatments to clients Specializing in: • Acupuncture, cupping and herbal medicine • Acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis • Allergies, cough, sinus problems, asthma, bronchitis • Cosmetic acupuncture (facial rejuvenation) • Digestive and urinary problems (including IBS and impotence) • Infertility, menstrual problems, and menopausal symptoms • Pain, inflammation and soft tissue injuries • Stress, anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, insomnia • Stroke recovery • Weight loss, smoking and other addictions

Now at her new location, she is combining Western herbs and supplements with traditional Chinese medicine. At the front side of the store, there is a retail space called Healthy Way Herbs and Supplements where clients can now shop for herbs, as well as nutritional and therapeutic supplements, such as vitamins and antioxidants. In the back end of the new location, clients will see more Chinese herbal medicines and the acupuncture clinic called Feng Li Acupuncture & TCM Clinic. Using both Western and Chinese medicines, Dr. Li treats a wide range of diseases. For those who are not able to come in, Dr. Li and her team offer an online ordering process for popular products such as their Pure Pearl

Feng Li

Powder and Cordyceps Sinensis. Used by Chinese emperors and empresses to preserve youthful skin, Pearl Powder is an age defying anti-wrinkle natural skincare product. Pearl Powder is used to help keep the skin more radiant, smooth and youthful. You can apply it to your skin by mixing the powder with glycerin or any face cream you are using. Dr. Li also offers Cordyceps Sinensis, an antiaging medicine that doubles as an immune system booster. It is effective in treating chronic kidney failure, cancer and many other problems. By using integrated Western and TCM therapies including acupuncture, a proven technique used to balance the flow of energy, cupping, Qi Gong and of course, herbs and supplements, Feng Li has successfully helped thousands of clients in treating a variety of health issues. Feng takes pride in providing the best customer service and care for her patients, and is known for her friendly and understanding nature. Next time you have a health problem, why not try a natural alternative and visit Dr. Li at Feng Li Acupuncture & TCM Clinic.

Acupuncture & Natural Healing

1481 Johnston Road, White Rock 604.538.9367

Small Business Week October 15 - 19



pharmacy Since opening in White Rock 15 years ago, Linda Pharmacy has become an integral part of the community. Often described as having a ‘small town’ feel, the personalized and friendly service has put this pharmacy on the map and in the heart of its customers. Having been a pharmacist for 32 years now, opening her own store seemed like a natural progression for Linda Bryan, who continues to work behind the counter filling prescriptions and answering questions.

Linda Bryan

About my business… • Personalized customer service • Complimentary prescription delivery service • Knowledgeable staff • We know many of our customers by name

“It just seemed like the logical next step to take,” said Bryan, who takes great pride in helping her customers. “I’ve met so many wonderful people here in the White Rock & South Surrey area through my business. It’s truly a great community to work and play!” In addition to offering knowledgeable and courteous service, Linda Pharmacy offers free delivery to customers who are unable to pick up their prescriptions. “A lot of patients are unable to get out of bed, let alone make it to the pharmacy to pick up their prescriptions. We are always more than happy to offer this service to them to help make their life a little easier.” Bryan would like to extend her gratitude to all of her loyal customers and welcome new friendly faces to pop in and say hello. “We appreciate all the business of our current customers and are always very happy to meet new people as well.”

Monique Isherwood

About my business… • 13 Years in business with 25+ in bookkeeping • Member of the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada (IPBC) • Member of the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce • Simply Accounting Business Partner • Literate with several other software programs • Community minded – Participant and fundraiser in the HSBC • Great Pumpkin Run doing the 5KM


ABOUT MY BUSINESS… • custom picture framing • prints and canvas • personalized service • 20 per cent discount on all custom-framing for the month of October

Remember that amazing print you found while on holidays overseas that you’ve been meaning to frame? Or how about that pressed flower you came across on a nature walk last Spring? There’s also that old photograph of your ancestors you’ve always wanted to have displayed on your fireplace mantle. Instead of letting your prized possessions continue to collect dust or worse – deteriorate, now is the perfect time to start thinking about having them framed so they’ll last for many years to come. Over at Gallery 24, located inside the Peninsula Village, one will find full-framing services as well as an extensive array of samples to choose from. Most importantly, an expert will guide you through the entire process from start-to-finish. Owner Alice Warkentin purchased Gallery 24 back in January and has since moved the store a few doors down (between Gary’s Vacuum and Never Enough Clothes). “It’s still the same great store it has always been,” said Warkentin, who has been in the picture framing business since she was a 16 years old. Past jobs have included framing at Eaton’s, Woodward’s and The Bay. She was also a regular employee at Gallery 24 before the previous owner retired. “Many people think Gallery 24 has closed, but we are still here!” While Warkentin, 50, is no stranger to the picture framing industry, she is a newbie when it comes to owning her own business – a venture she decided to take on once her kids grew up. “It’s just something I never really considered until later in life, but my husband and I thought why not?” For Warkentin, picture framing isn’t just a job, it’s a passion. “It has never really been work for me; it’s more of a hobby – a real pleasure. I always get satisfaction out of taking a picture and making it look really nice.” While Warkentin has worked as a picture framer in several large department stores, she prefers working at a smaller, intimate store for the personalized attention she is able to give each customer that walks through the front door. “It’s just more personal and you can take comfort in knowing your important pictures or documents aren’t being shipped elsewhere.” For the entire month of October, Gallery 24 is offering customers a 20% discount on all custom framing.

#595 - 15355 24th Avenue, S. Surrey - Peninsula Village 604-536-1124

Having your company’s books in proper order is an essential key to running a successful business. And at Common Cents Bookkeeping, it is simply common sense to offer accurate, affordable and standardized bookkeeping to small and medium-size businesses on the Peninsula. A member of the Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada, Monique Isherwood renamed and moved her business to a new location in White Rock over a year ago, offering the same excellent services and impeccable attention to detail to a massive variety of businesses in the larger Russell Avenue space. With years of experience under her belt, Isherwood has a wide network of resources available to her, enabling her to offer quality bookkeeping services to business owners in the community. “Although the size, name and location changed only a year ago, the integrity and personal service won’t,” Isherwood says, noting she is grateful to current clients and looks forward to working with them again as well as future clients. She eagerly anticipates meeting new clientele and helping them build their business, and plans to serve everyone better with the expansion of her business and her team. From full-service bookkeeping to payroll service, T-slip operation and government remittance reporting to organizing a year-end package for each business owner, Isherwood goes above and beyond to ensure a job well done. She also helps her clients better understand proper bookkeeping skills – and the importance of them – in the process. “We’re here to provide logical and sensible bookkeeping solutions for your business needs,” she says. “We’re here to give you a balanced peace of mind.” In addition to helping her clients, the Surrey Board of Trade member enjoys giving back to the community whenever she can. This October, she will be amongst hundreds of runners and walkers participating in the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation’s Great Pumpkin Run – an annual event she has taken part in for the past three years. “It’s close to my heart,” said Isherwood, whose dad passed away at Peace Arch Hospital four years ago. “The palliative care was really amazing – I’m just really happy to be able to give back and do what I can.”

#304, 15261 – Russell Ave., White Rock Ph: 604-536-6756 Fax: 604-536-9559

#100 - 1688 152nd Street Ocean Pointe 604-538-6334

Alice Warkentin

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Peace Arch News


ABOUT OUR SCHOOL… • University preparatory day school • Enriched curriculum Kindergarten to Grade 12. French, PE, Art and Music are taught by specialist teachers in all grades. IB programme in Junior School Grades K – 7 • Offering a student peer tutoring program – Math For All – open to all Grade 8 – 10 students on Saturdays from 9 – 11 in the Sr. School Library. The sessions are offered by donation. Registration at www.

Southridge School opened its doors back in 1995, offering a truly unique educational experience to the Peninsula. It isn’t just the contagious school spirit or rigorous learning environment that has put Southridge on the map and in the heart of its students, teachers and faculty. The private co-ed facility , located at 2656 160 St. in South Surrey, develops well-rounded students with a deep sense of personal integrity, moral character, love of learning and self-confidence to realize their full potential in a post-secondary environment and in society at large. “Here at Southridge, we really emphasize the importance of a well-rounded student experience,” said Debbie MacDougall, the Director of Community Relations for Southridge, who has been with the school since the beginning. For MacDougall, it has been thrilling to watch the school blossom over the years and still keep its community feel. “It’s quite amazing really,” she said of Southridge, which started with just 180 students and now has a student body of around 682. “It just goes to show that wonderful things can happen when everyone comes together. Even though we are much larger now, we’ve still been able to hold onto that community feeling that’s so important to us here.” Unique to Southridge is the school’s pillar of service learning. Students are provided with the opportunity to touch the lives of others and grow themselves as caring and compassionate citizens through various local and global community oriented trips and excursions. “We seek to instill in our students an understanding of the sacrifices and rewards of community service,” said MacDougall, who notes recent service trips to Ecuador, Kenya as well as a strong relationship within the local community at large. At Southridge, students benefit from the availability of mathematics tutoring sessions by their teachers in the mornings before school starts and at lunch. Some of the enthusiastic service minded Senior School mathematics students have begun providing peer tutoring for non-Southridge Grade 8 to 10 students on Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Senior School library, under the direction of Max Sterelyukhin. “This provides Southridge students with the opportunity to teach, which is one of the best ways to learn, while helping others gain valuable mathematics practice” said MacDougall. The cost to attend is by donation. The donations will be placed in the school’s endowment fund, which helps supports students to attend Southridge who would otherwise be unable to attend.

2656 160 St., Surrey 604-535-5056

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dancing lessons

Grant & Dawn O’Kane

About my business… • Specializing in Ballroom & Latin Dance • Private group & practice sessions • Couples & singles lessons • Building confidence • Gaining poise • Flexible scheduling B7

Whether you’ve been dancing all your life and want a new challenge, or you simply want to take an introductory dancing class, Arthur Murray Dance Studio in White Rock has something for you. The talented and experienced team, led by owners Grant and Dawn O’Kane, can help you spruce up your waltz or try a bit of salsa, all while enjoying the company of others in a social environment. “Our main focus is to create that ability to enjoy dancing in a relaxed and fun way,” said Grant. “There’s nothing to be nervous about. Dancing is just walking to music. All we do is help add a bit of timing and bit of patterns.” Since opening its doors in 2003, the studio has helped countless individuals – from students who want to make dance a hobby, to those who are just looking to get fit to individuals looking to compete or perform. The majority of students are mainly wanting to be comfortable social dancing. “It’s a great healthy activity, and its benefits are not only physical, but mental, emotional and social, as well,” Grant said. “We have people of all ages, from six-yearsold to 93 years old who come in.” In fact, dancing may be better for your health than you think. According to Grant, research has proven that ballroom dancing can help with the prevention of Alzheimer’s as it’s making the brain work with the body to remember and execute the steps. Dancing can also help those recovering from injury or those with physical and mental disabilities work on balance, co-ordination and of course, confidence. “Pretty much everybody leaves here smiling. I always like to say, unfortunately to develop a skill, it takes time and money. But your smiles are free and they’re priceless” Grant said. And for those who are getting ready to tie the knot, the studio team can help make that first dance as a married couple as flawless and comfortable as possible. Arthur Murray has a wide range of programs, from the basics to an extravagant choreographed dance to mark the day. “With your first dance, it’s the only time, other than the proceeding, that you get to look into each other’s eyes,” Grant said. “It doesn’t matter where you are in life or your abilities, you can learn. Last week, we had a woman in a wheelchair who had come in with her son to learn a dance. That was amazing and very inspiring.” Best of all, for those who have cold feet about taking dancing lessons, Grant and the team offer a free introductory lesson, with no obligation. “It’s not challenging or difficult, it’s just a new skill to learn,” Grant said. “Arthur Murray’s mission statement is “changing people’s lives through dancing” and that’s what we aim to do.

Cathy Jesson

About my business… • 2010 Business Person of the Year

“We bought a bookstore.” “You what?” That was the reaction from customers and friends when they heard Black Bond Books had purchased the original book warehouse on Broadway Street in Vancouver. Since purchasing the store earlier this year, president Cathy Jesson says it’s been a wonderful experience. “Our sales have been beyond our expectations,” she said. “Book-lovers seem to treasure their local bookstores.” The family-owned and run business has been the place to go on the Peninsula for decades. The first, of what is now 12 locations, opened in Brandon, Manitoba in 1977 with Madeline Neill at the helm. The name, a combination of Celia Black and Catherine Bond – the great-grandmothers of Jesson – is a perfect example of what the business is all about, family. “Our daughter Caitlin is now the third generation of booksellers. She is running our newest location in Vancouver,” Jesson said. Next year, Black Bond Books will celebrate a milestone 50 years in business; a testament to all the hard work the family has put into their stores. “So many neighbourhoods have lost their local bookstore, and now there is an awareness of how important it is to support local businesses,” Jesson said. With knowledgeable staff to help customers get exactly what they need, Jesson is proud to know the same standard of service she expects is what customers receive. “The people we have onboard with some having been with us for 25 years. In retail, that’s amazing. It’s because they love the business, which is vitally important to the store. Our team loves to find that book for you and put it in your hand, giving you that

• Feed the Mind Project, our way to give back by providing a bookshelf filled with books. We endeavor to keep the shelf full so children visiting the Food Bank can pick a free book. Thousands of books have been donated by Black Bond and caring customers. All Black Bond locations accept used well cared for books for the project. ‘Aha’ moment.”

15151 Russell Ave. White Rock 604-542-1900 TAnGO | fOxTROT | WALTz | chA chA | SALSA | RuMBA | MeRenGue | SAMBA MAMBO | SWInG | huSTLe | nIGhTcLuB | BALLROOM | cOunTRy & WeSTeRn

Black Bond Books Two South Surrey Locations:

Semiahmoo Shopping Centre 604-536-3336

S.Surrey Discount Location #1-15562-24th Avenue 604-536-4444

Open 7 days a week

Anti-Aging centre With a new year just around the corner, there’s no better time to take steps to look and feel your best.

handles. While it may seem impossible to get rid of that fat, Caree assures that it’s not.

With cutting-edge technology and dedicated, knowledgeable staff, New Beauty Institute can help you reach your goals in all aspects of body and skin care.

With Coolsculpting, a revolutionary new body contouring treatment that precisely targets the stubborn fat you want to lose, it’s never been easier to sculpt the body you want – naturally, safely and without surgery or downtime.

As always, owner Caree Ludwar is constantly updating her repertoire with the latest techniques for treating unsightly lumps, bumps, veins and skin conditions. Caree Ludwar

About my business… • Longtime business owner on the Peninsula • Cutting-edge technology offered by experienced staff • Cutera vascular and intense pulsed light devices for veins • CoolSculpting body contouring treatment to get rid of unwanted fat

After recently completing a course in New York focusing on two different procedures to minimize the visibility of a variety of vascular conditions such as rosacea, spider veins and cherry angiomas, Ludwar is bringing her knowledge to the Peninsula to share with clients. Cutera vascular and intense pulsed light devices deliver pulses of light energy which cause the blood within the vein to coagulate, eventually destroying the vessel which is later reabsorbed by your body. The blood flow will then be directed to veins deeper below your skin’s surface, where they should be.

“The results have exceeded our expectations,” Caree says. New Beauty is in their second year of providing this exciting treatment and the master certified staff has performed more treatments than anyone else in Canada; achieving their Double Snowflake Certification in the procedure. “This treatment will blow your mind.” Although very popular with New Beauty’s female patients, Caree says they have also had great success using CoolSculpting to treat Gynecomastia – the enlargement of the gland tissue in the male breast.

“It treats a broad range of vessels from tiny spider veins to deep blue reticular veins quickly, safely, and effectively. Patients with dark, light or tanned skin can experience outstanding results with minimal bruising or blistering,” Caree said, noting many patients see results within two to six weeks of treatment.

“Liposuction was the only solution to this condition before CoolSculpting became available,” Caree says, noting that Gynecomastia is not the same as pseudogynecomastia, which is the presence of fat deposits in the breast area of obese men. “With CoolSculpting there is no downtime, no scar and no one but you needs to know you’ve had a treatment. It’s the only non-invasive way to help reduce the fat in this area.”

But it’s not just skincare that Caree and her team offer at New Beauty. Almost all of us have encountered that stubborn trouble spot, whether it’s a muffin top or love

For more information on any of the treatments offered at New Beauty Institute, call 604-541-8750 or visit


112-1656 Martin Drive, White Rock 604.541.8750 Appointments Available Evenings & Weekend


Small Business Week October 15 - 19

Golf CoaChinG

hair salon

GolfTEC in South Surrey has added a new member to their experienced team. Matthew Bartholomew is the latest addition to the Golf Coaching professionals. Born and raised in the Lower Mainland, Bartholomew has an extensive sport background including rowing for Great Britain, Junior hockey and playing professional soccer in England. While in England, the Tsawwassen native received his Biomechanical degree from University of Bristol, but decided to come back to his home province.

A visit to the hair dressers should be a relaxing and rejuvenating experience and leave you with a boost of self esteem and confidence. That’s the experience you’ll receive at Mareth’s Hair Studio. The dynamic team of stylists make it their priority to create a friendly and positive atmosphere. As a stylist and former hair instructor, Mareth L. to R.: Susan, Mareth, Nicole, and her staff continue to Debbie & Lorraine be aware of new trends and the ongoing need for change. Whether it’s a body About my perm, for that gentle waves look, highlights, business… low-lights, precision cutting, colouring, mens hair styling or hair and scalp treatments. • Professionally trained stylists

• Men’s women’s and children’s services • Welcoming, friendly atmosphere • Personal & private wig-fittings • 65+ pricing offered • Brochures with prices and services available

Recently back from the U.K., Mareth offers the latest on British trends. “Being able to connect with clients is one of the most important and rewarding aspects of this business. It is what enables us to provide our clients with ever-changing styles and constant creativity”.

WIth more than 20 years of experience golfing, Bartholomew is bringing his expertise to GolfTEC. “We hired him fairly recently but he has received lots of training and is an experienced club fitter, coach and player,” said Steve Busswood, Center Manager and CPGA Professional. “We’re happy to have him on the team.”

Steve Busswood

About my business… GolfteC... Proven Path. Proven Results. • Fact-based Diagnosis • Sequential Lessons • Video-based Practice

Having the coaches at GolfTEC help you improve is one of the best ways to work on your game because you learn on three different platforms: verbally, kinesthetically and visually. “Verbal is by having information spoken to you, kinesthetic is feeling your improvement and visual is being able to see that affirmation,” Busswood said. “In our environment, we provide all three. You can feel how you’re rotating and how much you’re turning and we can measure that for you. We can also help with videos and by giving advice to help you get your best game.”

If the idea of an all-over colour makes you nervous, Mareth suggests foils, which provide depth and shine “without the shock of a radical change.”

So, just because it’s getting a bit chillier, doesn’t mean it’s time to pack the clubs away. Come down to GolfTEC in South Surrey and get a head start on the golf season.

Grandview Corners Unit #235 2411-160th Street (Above Scotia Bank) 604-385-4653

15239 16th Avenue, South Surrey 604-536-2563

professional office

Looking for the peace of mind that comes with reliable, friendly and personalized service? Look no further than Save On Scooters, offering the Peninsula’s best selection of new and used medical equipment. With an emphasis on offering the best possible service, selection and prices, owner Keith Dimelow and his friendly, knowledgeable staff strive to help each and every customer find the equipment that best suits their needs.

• Reliable and personalized service • Longtime Peninsula business • Large line of bathroom safety products • Huge selection of new and used scooters, walkers, wheelchairs, etc.

Whether it’s a new or used scooter, walker, wheelchair, hospital bed or lift chair, customers and their families can rest assured that they’ll be presented with the best selection of new and pre-owned items. Save On Scooters also carries a large line of bathroom safety products that can help make it possible for people with mobility challenges to stay safe in their own home.

About our business…

“Our staff understand the importance of making life a little easier, so we try hard to provide our customers with the best information possible,” says Keith. “Being informed is the best way to determine the size and type of equipment that bests suits the needs and environment of the customer.”

• Have your own receptionist and execute a strategic communications campaign for your business for as little as $200/month

The courteous and knowledgeable team is always happy to answer questions to help alleviate concerns of customers and their families. They will even come to you, with a special in-home sales team service.

• Access your professional office 24/7

No matter what type of equipment you may be looking for, Keith says they’ll do whatever it takes to find the right piece at the right price. “If cost is an issue, we can usually find something to fit the customers’ pocketbook.” Visit Save On Scooters at 15231 16 Ave. or call them at 604-541-7550.

16 Ave., White Rock Save On Scooters 15231 604-541-7550 and medical equipment

“Practicing your game in the offseason is the best time to do it. People can become overconscious of their skills when practicing during golf season,” Busswood said. “This way, they’re focused on their skills and the mechanics of their swing and not beating their buddies.”

• Precision-matched Clubs

Nioxin treatment for thinning hair available.

About my business…

When practicing in the offseason, players are more concentrated on improvement, rather than the game they have to play next day, Busswood explained.

Best of all, Busswood adds, “It’s warm and dry in here.”

“Everybody’s hair, skin tone and face shape is unique. A great stylist knows how to tailor his or her work to bring out the best in all three.”

mobility equipment

There is no better time to come by and meet Matthew and Steve, as the offseason is perfect for working on swing changes.

• Advanced Retention Tools

Mareth’s goal to help people with cancer by providing private and compassionate wig service has proved to be essential on the Peninsula. This service is by appointment only.


Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Peace Arch News

Michael Jones

• Professional office space at a fraction of the cost of a traditional office

Are you a legal consultant who needs 24/7 access to a comfortable and upscale executive office suite or conference room for a few hours? Maybe you’re a plumber who needs a virtual receptions to provide professional telephone services and dispatch service calls around town. Whatever your profession; whatever your situation, Intelligent Office has the virtual office solution to fit your needs and your budget, fast. “We provide shared office space across North America for a fraction of the cost of traditional office space,” said Michael Jones, owner of the Morgan Crossing location, which opened in September. Inside, one will find beautiful, professional furnished office space and meeting rooms that are available on a permanent or flexible basis. Offices are supported with phones, high speed Internet and reception courtesies. “We also offer the most extensive and customizable reception service available,” says Jones. “Our Intelligent Assistants become your trained receptionist; you can detail how you want all calls handled, update your schedule as much as you want, forward calls to multiple numbers and thoroughly detail how you want all of your calls handled.” Whether it’s mail service you require or a meeting room, clients are able to completely customize the service their business needs and pay for what they use and find valuable. As a resident of White Rock, Jones is thrilled to be able to live, work and play on the Peninsula. “The people here are amazing! I live in the area with my family and we always enjoy meeting new friendly and engaging people,” he said. “I love living close to where I work, and I believe flexible work solutions can be used to maximize your work/life balance.” Intelligent Office is currently offering a free hour of meeting room time to anyone who comes into the Morgan Crossing offices for a tour. “Seeing our beautiful facility is valuable information for anyone. When we discuss our extensive list of professional services and how they might work for your business our approach is always friendly and consultative,” said Jones. Contact Intelligent Office today to see how our robust virtual office solution can help your business grow!

Grandview Corners Suite 250, 2411- 160th St. (778) 371-3500

Peace Arch News Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Small Business Week October 15 - 19

Specialty cheeSe Shop

Drew, Pam & Mauricio

About my business… • More than 200 varieties of quality cheese • Gift baskets available for the holidays • Fondue and raclette rentals (free with cheese purchase for the rental) • Catering service includes cheeses, specialty meats, antipasto platters, sandwich platters, cheese grating, homemade fondue mixes, home-cooked soups made from scratch • Ready-to-go in-store-made soups, mac & cheese with a “flair,” ready to cook Italian pastas, and other delicious meals and desserts

For anyone who loves cheese, KESO ~ A Specialty Cheese Shop, is sure to make your heart melt. The one-stop-specialty store opened its doors in 2009 in White Rock, introducing the Peninsula to a world of cheese and gourmet food. Owners Andrew and Mauricio Kremer’s goal in starting this booming business was to make great cheese available to everybody. With a helpful staff to assist with selecting from the large varieties of specialty cheese, gourmet foods, and gift selections, the Peninsula community has found this to be the local place to shop for these items. Inside, one can select from over 200 varieties of quality cheese, both domestic and international, including handcrafted, artisanal, organic, raw and small production cheeses for the Greater Vancouver area. In addition to personalized and knowledgeable service, this must-visit neighbourhood store prides itself on helping customers in preparing for a special event, a night with the family, a very special ‘me’ date, or a few platters of cheese and accompaniments for their special party or event of the year. With the Holidays approaching, this is the perfect location to plan for the eats for your office or home holiday celebration. While the store was relocated from White Rock Beach to South Point Annex last May to join the center’s “food row”, customers can still expect to find the best selection of cheese and fine charcuterie in the White Rock/South Surrey area. “We are the ONLY place on the Peninsula with such a variety,” says Mauricio, who enjoys sharing his passion for cheese and good food with others. “Cheese is a very easy and elegant way to entertain,” he says. For anyone who hasn’t been into Keso, Mauricio invites them to come by and check out the shop today. Located on the far south end, it is the secret spot for great cheese! “We always look forward to helping you with all your ‘cheesy’ needs.”

ink & toner cartridges When your printer ink is running low, do you high-tail it to the nearest big box office supply store and then cringe every time you pay the bill? If so, you should check out your local Cartridge World, at #12-3189 King George Boulevard. For about half of what it costs to buy new, Cartridge World – the world’s fastest growing ink refilling retailer – can refill or remanufacture 95 per cent of inkjet and laser toner cartridges, using top-quality, brand-specific ink and toners.   Operating more than 1,700 locations in 60 countries, Cartridge World keeps money IN your pocket and hundreds of millions of empty printer cartridges OUT of landfills every year. This proactive solution to waste reduction is a win-win for customers, entrepreneurs and the environment.  Frequently Asked Questions:  Q: Is there a risk to using a refilled cartridge? 

Mike and Ethan Kitchen

About my business… • Voted #1 in the category of toner replacement services by Entrepreneur Magazine Products and Services: • High-quality ink and toner refills for the most popular brands • Genuine and compatible ink and toner • Cartridges for all printers, copiers, postage meters and fax machines • Printer, copier and fax repair • Trained expert technicians • 100% satisfaction guaranteed!

Southpoint Annex 100 - 2982 152nd Street, 778-294-0775 •

• Highly-trained and experienced veterinarians and staff • New location includes modern layout and brand new Kitty Condo room for feline friends • The Paw Spa continues to operate in the hospital, catering to the grooming needs of pets

New Clients Welcome!

Recently moved to a brand new facility in Elgin Corners, the South Surrey Veterinary Hospital team is very proud of their new home. The warm, inviting atmosphere is prevalent, the facility is modern and up-to-date, and is located kittycorner to their previous location.

Paul & Tracey DuMoulin

The team is led by Dr. Laura Kortschak, who prides herself in delivering quality veterinary care and customer service to the whole family. Dr. K (as she is commonly known) has been taking care of the Peninsula’s pets since 2002.

About our business…

“We have a great team that works well together. We have a warm and welcoming environment that caters not only to the pet, but to the relationship with the owner as well,” says Dr. K

• Financial Planning

Dr. Jen Meagher has been with the team for a year. Her smiling face, sense of humor and exemplary medical and surgical skills have made her a very welcome addition to the team The welcoming environment extends to “The Paw Spa,”a full-service on-site grooming salon run by Jacqueline Wright. Jacqueline worked at the practice before achieving her grooming certification, allowing her to properly care for your pets while she works her magic.The all-woman team at South Surrey Veterinary Hospital strives to offer the highest quality, complete veterinary care in a warm caring, loving and home-like environment. The new hospital location allows the team to continue these services in a fresh, modern facility. Dr. K and Dr. Meagher welcome anyone who wishes to come by for a tour.

South Surrey Veterinary Hospital

Q: How much money will I save by refilling?   Your savings may vary depending on your printer. As a rule of thumb, you can expect to save up to 50 per cent on refills at Cartridge World, compared to the cost of a brand new cartridge. In fact, Peninsula businesses and residents are saving hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars every year by making the switch. In addition to savings, Cartridge World also offers their customers the ability to make a choice regarding waste reduction and the environment.   Q: Will using refilled cartridges void the printer manufacturer’s warranty?  No. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act prohibits the printer manufacturer from voiding the warranty. Printer manufacturers will almost always advise you against refilling because they want you to keep buying their expensive replacement cartridges and accessories. You can feel confident that cartridges sold, refilled or remanufactured by Cartridge World will meet or exceed your expectations. Our own warranty also extends to your printer on any valid claim!   Q: Is cartridge refilling and remanufacturing the only service Cartridge World provides?   No. Cartridge World is a one-stop shop! In addition to a printer/fax/copier repair service, we stock a full selection of new and compatible ink and laser cartridges, copier toners, fax, postage meter and POS supplies, specialty paper and labels. 

604-538-5598 3189 King George Blvd., Surrey

When your pet is sick, it can be frustrating and upsetting. You want the best care for your four-legged family member from someone you can trust. At South Surrey Veterinary Hospital your pets will be treated with the utmost care and compassion.

About my business…

Not at all! There should be no difference in the print quality after the cartridge is refilled. Our 100% money back satisfaction guarantee is a sign of our confidence and removes any risk from you trying our services. 

financial services

animal hospital

Dr. Jen Meagher, Jacqueline Wright, Dr. Laura Kortschak B9

ELGIN CORNERS Unit 301 - 14018 32nd Ave., South Surrey • 604-538-7874

• Mutual Fund Portfolio Design • Guaranteed Income for Life • Insurance Services • Estate Planning • Education for children or grandchildren

Mutual Funds Provided Through FundEX Investments Inc.

Commissions, trailing commissions, management fees and expenses all may be associated with mutual fund investments. Please read the simplified prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed and there can be no assurances that the fund will be able to maintain its net asset value per security at a constant amount or that the full amount of your investment in the fund will be returned to you.

If you’re looking for financial peace of mind then look no further than DuMoulin Financial in Surrey. Founders Paul and Tracey DuMoulin take the time to understand your financial situation and needs and place special focus on understanding your individual circumstances first, to better determine the products, services and actions required to achieve your goals. “The financial wealth of our clients is of the utmost importance to us. We work with our clients to uncover the best solutions so they are able to have control over their lifestyle, finances and future,” Tracey said. The team at DuMoulin Financial have a wide range of financial products and services suited to each individual, family and stage of life. Paul and Tracey have over 30 years of combined experience working with individuals from all walks of life. Whether you’re a retiree, business owner, executive or a new family, the DuMoulin’s offer clients a combination of financial planning services and investment options. Services offered include estate planning, insurance recommendations, as well as tax advantaged investments and Guaranteed Investment products such as annuities, Segregated Funds (BC only). “We also offer six different managed mutual fund portfolio models that range from conservative to aggressive,” Tracey noted. She also said that they will work with their clients’ existing expert advisors, including business and estate lawyers, as well as accounting professionals. And for those who are young at heart, both Paul and Tracey have their Elders Planning Counselor Designation. The Canadian Initiative for Elder Planning Studies and its member Elder Planning Counselors stand for the highest of professional principles and standards, regardless of their profession. This Code of Professional ethics sets forth the minimum ethical conduct for all members. “As a service oriented business, we believe that our personal touch to everything we do and our attention to detail creates an experience that is built to last a lifetime,” Tracey said.

Visit our website at: or call us at: 604-560-5561

Small Business Week October 15 - 19



party supplies

Rosemary and Ron

About my business… • Specializing in custom orders including balloon arches and pillars. • If we don’t have what you need we will bring it in for you. • Telephone orders gladly taken. • Delivery services available. • All seasonal themes in stock all year round. • We work with our customers to ensure their functions succeed. • We offer teacher discounts.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Peace Arch News

Now at a new, easy-to-access location on King George Boulevard, Uptown Party continues to boast the largest selection of high-quality party supplies on the Peninsula. Uptown Party offers everything you need to make your next shindig an event to remember, including the best selection of helium balloons in the area. “We have everything from double bubbles, balloons inside balloons, arches, towers, bouquets and even exploding balloons, we have it all!” says owner, Ron Cox. “We can even make you balloon characters.” In addition to the balloons, Uptown Party is your themed-party headquarters. Who could forget their extensive party themes including children’s themes such as Star Wars, Spiderman, Avengers, Princess and Ballerina Tutu. For adults, there is everything from age birthday themes, weddings to retirements, and everyone’s favourite – Luau. “Our selection of disposable tableware is second to none,” says Ron, noting the store carries all the colours of small plates, beverage and luncheon napkins, cutlery, tablecloths and more. And with Halloween just around the corner, Uptown Party has a great selection of costumes, wigs, make-up and accessories. “We’ve got just about everything you can imagine,” says co-owner Rosemary Cox. So why wait any longer? Come visit Uptown Party at their new location and be greeted by Wendy and Sandy the clowns. Uptown Party is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday; Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Rita Herman

About my business… Anne et Valentin Trunk Show Sat., Oct. 20 11am-5pm • Special Discounts • Refreshments & Appys • A percentage of proceeds to WRSS Hospice Society

Sight for Sore Eyes Optical is a local, independently-owned boutique dedicated to the best in leading edge designer eyewear. Optician/ Proprietor, Rita Herman, brings over 30 years of optical experience, which has garnered a host of prestigious awards including the enviable status of #1 Optical Business in the Peninsula! Specializing in quality, exclusive and semi-exclusive couture lines such as Theo, Bvlgari, Tiffany & Co., Versace, Anne et Valentin, ic! Berlin, Maui Jim, Prada, Dita and more, Sight for Sore Eyes Optical is the optimum experience for fashionistas – no matter what age! Sight for Sore Eyes Optical prides itself on a wide selection of lens options and is an authorized dealer for the finest in optical choices including Nikon, Hoya, Essilor and Zeiss. Come in and talk to our outstanding optical professionals who can recommend the options that are best suited to your specific applications and to your lifestyle. With a wide array of frames and lenses made from quality, high-calibre materials, stellar service and up-to-the-minute style, Sight for Sore Eyes Optical is fast becoming the destination for discerning shoppers across the lower mainland and beyond. Whether your style is subdued sophistication or brash and bold, your satisfaction is our success!

sight for sore eyes

2395 King George Blvd. Sunnyside Village, Surrey 604-535-6575

o p t i c a l

Nominated for Business of the Year 2009 & 2010 South Surrey/White Rock Chamber of Commerce

1187 Johnston Rd., White Rock 778-294.1132 •

SOUTHRIDGE SCHOOL Southridge School will be opening the doors to the public for its annual Open House on Thursday, November 1st.

Drew Stephens (Head of School)

ABOUT OUR SCHOOL… • You are invited to attend our OPEN HOUSE Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 6:00-7:30 pm visit the classrooms 7:30-8:30 pm Head of School and Admissions Presentations • Bursaries available: The Southridge Spirit Bursary - one Grade 8 student Carole E. Levy Memorial Bursary – one Grade 10 student • Southridge is a K-12, Co-ed, University Preparatory, day school • We offer the International Baccalaureate Primary and Middle Years Programmes

On this night, parents and prospective students will have the opportunity to view the facilities, meet and speak to faculty and students, and find out about the variety of clubs, trips and opportunities that are offered. From 6:00-7:30 the classrooms will be open with teachers available to answer questions and talk about their grade or subject area. “This is, by far, the best opportunity of the year to learn about all aspects of the School: academics, athletics, the arts, and service learning. You’ll be able to meet and chat with our teachers about our inquiry-based approach to education. You’ll also be able to ask our students about their experience, and they will be happy to tell you what it is “really like” to go to Southridge.” said Admissions Director, Renee Lepp. Even if parents are just considering kindergarten, Lepp encourages them to view both the Junior and Senior schools, because “although it’s hard to imagine when they are little, they do eventually end up in the Senior School and parents need to meet our older students to get a complete picture of what we have to offer.” In order to showcase the work students and teachers do, the open house will have activities in each classroom, from a flying pig in the biology lab to math demonstrations on smart boards, as well as examples of community projects in which we are involved in.

“The Arts are a significant focus at Southridge. This year we will highlight some amazing pieces of art and creative writing that came out of our Senior School’s Creative Expressions trip this past summer. We will also showcase our music program with both the Junior Glee singers and the Senior Jazz Ensemble performing.” At 7:30pm the classrooms will close and visitors will be invited to listen to a presentation by Mr. Drew Stephens, Head of School. ”Mr. Stephens will give an overview of our academic program from K-12, as well as discuss the mission and vision of our school,” Renée said. “Our goal is to develop well-rounded students with the knowledge, integrity, character and confidence to realize their full potential and to make a difference in the world. It’s not all about academics at Southridge, we are equally concerned with developing good character in our students.” Part two of the presentation will be an overview of the admissions process and Renee will be available to answer any questions that parents may have about how and when to apply. ”We want to invite anyone who is interested in Southridge to come and experience the School firsthand, by attending Open House.” For more information about Southridge please visit

2656 160 St., Surrey

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Peace Arch News Tuesday, October 16, 2012

hair salon

travel fashion Escape from the ordinary with savvy travel wear, fun casual attire, accessories and gifts at Melange in Ocean Park. Owner Wilma Simpkins celebrates the popular store’s seventh year this January and continues to support talented local designers and products. Create limitless outfit possibilities with Sympli, an extensive collection available at Melange.

Wilma Simpkins

About my business… • Distinctive fashions, accessories and gifts • Soon to celebrate seven years of business in Ocean Park • The right tote, a versatile dress, and mix and match separates to make travel and packing a breeze • Holiday fashions & jewellery

“The unrivaled versatility of this collection transcends the casual from the office to your carry-on luggage,” said Simpkins. These day-tonight designs available in 35 colours, sizes 2-18 can also be special ordered at the shop. Other popular brands now in for Fall include fun and functional jackets from Three Stones, Neon Buddha separates and Frank Lyman Designs. Simpkins encourages fellow fashionistas to save the date for the annual Christmas in Ocean Park Village event, which runs from Nov. 6 to 11. “It’s a great opportunity to pick up some fabulous stocking stuffers, jewellery and gifts for someone special on your list.” Visit Melange to be inspired this season.

Chelsea Badr

About my business… • Client Referral Program • Wednesday is 10 % off for seniors and 10 % off for first-time clients • Offering the popular KeraStraight smoothing system • Offering tape extensions

You can also follow Melange on Facebook for new product updates as well as upcoming events and fashion shows.

Travel Fashions & Accessories

1677-128th Street in Ocean Park 604-541-1677

Travel Fashions & Accessories 1677 - 128th Street in Ocean Park

putting your best foot forward

Hidden Gem h a i r

For nearly 20 years, podiatrist Dr. Howard Green has been helping people get back on their feet – literally – with his expertise and personalized care.

Do you suffer from… • Athlete’s Foot • Bunions • Burning & Tingling in Your Toes • Flat Feet • Fungal Toe Nails • Hammertoes • Heel Pain • Ingrown Toe Nails

ask about... Video gait analysis

Dr. Howard Green

From geriatric or routine foot care to video gait analysis and functional/biomechanical concerns to more complex surgical correction of foot deformities or abnormalities – Dr. Green’s vast experience allows him to help people with all foot-related ailments. In 2008, Dr. Green was one of the first Canadian podiatrists to be certified as a Master Surgeon in the HyProCure procedure – a quick, simple in-office procedure that dramatically and permanently corrects flat-foot deformities in children and adults, with a high success rate. He is also one of the few Canadian podiatrists who has a state-of-the-art surgical suite in his office, meaning surgical procedures can be done under a local anesthetic, easily and with minimal health risks to patients. Most importantly, Dr. Green shares his knowledge with patients, educating the on the effect feet have on the whole body with one-one-care. With a strong focus on long-term results and education, you can feel safe putting your feet into his hands.

Grandview Business Centre

(Adjacent to Shops at Morgan Crossing)

306-2626 Croydon Drive • 604-560-5588

Don’t be fooled by how young she is, Chelsea Badr, stylist and owner of Hidden Gem Hair Studio, has more than 11 years of experience in the industry. The professionally trained stylist and entrepreneur started out as a shampoo girl and assistant while in school. By the end of graduation, she had showed enough talent to be a full-time stylist. After four years of working in salons, Chelsea focused on creating her own business. Based out of her own home for five years, the positive response spurred her to open her own business in April 2011. “Within a month of deciding to buy, I had it up and running,” she said. “In less than a year, I had each booth rented out and almost tripled my clientele.” Chelsea was nominated for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award at the 2011 Business Excellence Awards, an honour she has worked hard to achieve. “I strive to set myself apart by not double-booking clients, and giving myself plenty of time for each service,” she said. “We want our clients to feel the best, so we also offer complimentary hand treatments with all chemical services.” Despite her wealth of experience, Chelsea continues her education in the field, upgrading her tools and techniques to better serve her clientele. She is the go-to person for colour, precision cuts, tape extensions, perms and Brazilian smoothing treatments called Kera Straight. “I believe in using top quality products, that’s why I choose Joico for colour service. Joico is known as the healthy hair company, and that’s really important to me,” said Chelsea, who was an educator with Joico and is a colour specialist. “Kevin Murphy and Moroccan Oil are some of the other lines I carry.” Adding to the salon’s wealth of knowledge, is Cam – an expert eyebrow threadist, as well as Barb and Sandy, both formerly of the Hair Establishment. Despite Chelsea’s busy schedule, she works hard to give back to her community, whether it’s participating in the Fill Your Hearts and Cupboards campaign in the winter or running in the Relay for Life this past June. She is also a member of the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce. Most of all, she is passionate about her work. “I love, love, love my career and I am so excited that I am living my dream right now,” she said. As a special offer to new clients, Chelsea is offering a 10 per cent discount for the first visit – a 10 per cent discount is also available to seniors every Wednesday. To find out more about getting the perfect style, come down and talk to Chelsea and discover Hidden Gem Hair Studio today.

604-531-0508 101-1538 Foster St., White Rock


Everyday, people put their feet through various stresses and positions, making them vulnerable to injury or pain.

The longtime Peninsula resident has a slew of credentials – including holding the position as the Head of the Department of Podiatry and Vancouver General Hospital and UBC, as well as Vice President of the British Columbia Podiatric Medical Association, to name a few. But it’s not just the many prestigious titles he holds. Dr. Green is a full-scope podiatrist, meaning he can look after, diagnose and treat all foot-health related issues.

s t u d i o

(formerly Anneli’s studio)

Taking care of your health should be a number one priority. But sometimes, people forget about one of the most used parts of their body: their feet.

Dr. Howard Green B11

Step into Anna Kristina Boutique and be transported into a world of glamour, glitz and fabulous designer labels. The boutique is filled with the finest European and Canadian designer fashions, including lines from Sarah Pacini, Crea, Michael Kors, Lovas, S.Roher belts and new designer Lukasz who has designed a beautiful selection of evening purses made from stainless steel mesh. Anna and Zuzanne “We are all about the glamour of the past. You can expect lots of sparkle and clothes that really accentuate and flatter women’s bodies,” owner Anna says. The store recently received a boost in glamour after bringing Zuzanne Yuriy to the team as the new store One of a kind jewellery manager, as well as Anne Blackwood as a part-time designs created by sales consultant. Anna Kristina Formerly of Magique, Zuzanne has extensive Sizes 2-18 experience in the fashion industry and has already made a great impression on staff and customers alike. Accessories What has remained the same is the popularity of bold Unique gift ideas jewelry, especially the line designed and crated by Anna Kristina. Each one-of-a-kind piece is comprising of hand-picked components from all over the world. This season, Anna and her team expect lots of orange hues, electric blue, green, cream and red. Just as important as fashion for Anna and the team is AK giving back to the community. B Anna Kristina regularly donates to local schools, churches and other organizations, as well as hosting fashion shows at schools in the community. With so much in store, come by today to Anna Kristina Boutique and have the experienced and knowledgeable staff help you create a fabulous wardrobe for the fall season.


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Anna Kristina Boutique

119-1711 152 St. Semiahmoo Shopping Centre 604.536.8873


Upscale consignment With fall in full swing, it’s time to update your wardrobe with cozy sweaters, sleek jackets and boots of all heights. But if you balk at the cost of transitioning your style with the seasons, then why not take a look at Rewind, a boutique consignment store, located in Windsor Square below She’s Fit, offering up trendy finds from every era.

Judy Collins

About my business…

From exclusive designer garments, jewelry, purses, shoes and belts to artwork, shabby-chic furnishings and new and gently-used decor, owner Judy Collins and store manager Kerri Neild say the store’s eclectic concept is a hit with its clientele. Collins, who loves picking through consignment, stores to “find that special piece at half the price of regular retail,” loves discovering a great deal - and sharing it with her clients.

• Specializing in ultra-stylish new and gently used consignment clothing, furniture and decor

Designer labels such as Gucci, Coach, St. John, Sarah Pacini and other high-end designer labels arrive constantly, making Rewind a discerning customer’s dream.

• Designer clothing labels

The boutique also carries a wide selection of premium denim such as JBrand, 7 for all Mankind, Citizens of Humanity, and much more.

• Home Decor and fashion Consulting • Shabby-chic furnishings • New Merchandise arriving daily! • Online store!

With recent reports showing more consumers are turning to second-hand shopping, the online aspect can only help their customers, whether near or far, find that fantastic purchase they’ve always wanted. “It’s about finding the right match,” says Neild. “Finding the right owner for the right piece.” Rewind Upscale Consignment for You & Your Home

Windsor Square 129 - 1959 - 152nd Street

DOG SERVICES Everyone deserves to be pampered now and then, and our doggy friends are no different. Dog Utopia offers everything your pooch needs to feel like he is at home. Providing daycare, grooming, walking and training services to help meet your canine’s needs, the highly qualified and experienced staff, led by owner Megan Ferris, work hard to ensure your dog is well taken care of. Jessica, Megan & Jeff “We want to provide the tools and skills needed to create a nurturing environment for your dog. Providing a pet with confidence is the best thing you can do. Socialization and structure help with that,” says Megan. Training is very important to their emotional stability, she added. Jeff Rowat is a certified trainer who uses positive • Daycare for small to reinforcement to increase your dog’s willingness medium size dogs to comply. He will soon be joined by Sarah Cole, who has more than 17 years of experience training • Grooming for all size dogs, and will be teaching puppy kindergarten and dogs basic obedience. • Private and small group Ferris says the more confident your dog is that on leash dog walks for you are the one in control of a situation, the more comfortable he will be. The better he feels, the all breeds better he will interact with those around him. • Training classes for all Cole will also be offering private and small group levels of obedience and dog walking Monday through Friday in the day. all breeds Your dog’s hygiene is just as important to their emotional well being. And Jessica Pisani is • Sedation free teeth ready to make-over your dog to give them the cleaning once per confidence they need to socialize at home or month anywhere. With 12 years of grooming experience Jessica is more than ready to take on the scruffiest of coats. And for those who can’t find time during the week to bring their pooch for a wash, Jessica is now grooming on Saturdays as well. Dog Utopia offers dog owners the full package, so why wait? Call today! Space is limited.


8- 15531 24th Ave., South Surrey • 604-541-8120

778-294-1823 • Hours: Mon - Sat 10am - 5:30pm

errand & household services

Plumbing and Heating

Everyone could use a helping hand once in a while, whether it’s getting the house ready for guests or finally checking a few things off that growing “to-do” list. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone you could trust to get things done for you in an efficient and timely manner without costing an arm and a leg? For Lisa and Christina Goeller – co-founders of Girl Friday Errand Services – finding a company that offered reasonable prices for varied services while their mother was ill was impossible.

Christina & Lisa

About my business… • Reasonable prices for an extensive selection of errand, household and driving services • Licensed, bonded and insured employees • Personalized service packages available

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Peace Arch News

Small Business Week October 15 - 19

“We went through terminal illnesses with both our parents, and it was particularly difficult to manage taking care of them while balancing our work and other responsibilities,” Lisa said. “We couldn’t find one service that offered what we wanted as most offered high-end luxury services, like a butler, and then there were cleaning services and driving services. No one could offer it all.” So, the two sisters decided they would be the solution to that problem by creating a company that provides an all-in-one service including household, errand and driving services – at a price that won’t break the bank. Some of the errands that Girl Friday can do are grocery shopping (including put away), pet appointment assistance and parcel pick up. You can even combine your errand service with some household help as well. They will clean your home, do the laundry, hang paintings, and even plant some spring bulbs. “Our focus is on providing services to people who may have a bit too much on their plate and need some help,” Lisa said, noting that their clientele ranges from new moms and seniors to people who recovering from illness or are simply swamped with their busy schedules. Girl Friday Errands’ employees are licensed, bonded and insured, and all share the company’s commitment to providing friendly and trustworthy service. Christina said “We’re not just a cleaning company that’s in and out. We provide those extra services and we build relationships with our clients.” Check out their website at or call them at 604-240-3602 for more information or to book your help today.


With a commitment to customer satisfaction and nearly 100 years of combined industry experience, Check Point Plumbing is proud to offer topnotch, knowledgeable service you can count on. Whether it’s a clogged sink, a leaky hot water tank or a gas fireplace on the fritz, the team at Check Point Plumbing will get the job done quickly and accurately, according to co-owner Beth Henderson. “We do the job right the first time and ensure that the customer is satisfied,” Henderson said. “We’re very proud of the work we do.” With winter upon us, it’s the time of Beth, Dave, Rich & Kent year many homeowners think about replacing their old, inefficient furnace with a newer and more efficient model. In some respects, today’s high-efficiency furnaces, which generally start around $4,000, are better engineered than the $30,000 car you drive off the lot. Plumbing With up to 95 per cent efficiency, more heat goes into Heating your home than up the chimney with older models. Redesigned heat exchangers – complete with recovery Boilers coils – better insulation with state-of-the-art controls and Water Heaters energy-efficient blower motors, some with four speeds and quiet as a whisper, all provide long-lasting comfort. Gas Lines High and low-fire gas valves combined with variable speed blowers provide the perfect amount of heat Renovation required – for warmer days, the gas valve fires on low Furnace mode and the blower cuts in on low speed; for cold days, both the gas valve and the blower operate on high to Instant hot water bring your home up to a set temperature, where it will heater stay comfortably. Also important is a good digital thermostat to replace the old mechanical style you may still have. The friendly folks at Check Point Plumbing would be more than happy to visit your home to check out your existing unit and make some recommendations. With an emphasis on providing great customer service and competitive pricing, Check Point Plumbing is your best choice for all your plumbing, heating and gas fitting needs.

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34-3033 King George Blvd. 604-535-1768

Peace Arch News Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Small Business Week October 15 - 19

hair school & salon

advanced health & Fitness specialist

Established in 1994, Hair Art Academy has been offering comprehensive, hands-on training for soon-to-be stylists from the Peninsula and beyond. Founder and experienced stylist Elke Tobisch offers a learning atmosphere that encourages growth and creativity – much like what you would find in training schools in Europe.

Just because the temperature is getting colder doesn’t mean you should stop living an active and healthy lifestyle. At Leaps and Bounds, founder and personal trainer Shirley Garrett has been helping people get in shape and live the active life they’ve always wanted since first establishing her company in 1994. In 2005, the longtime Peninsula resident and certified trainer – specializing in Advanced Health and Fitness – decided to focus her attention on the community, offering personalized service to residents. Shirley and her carefully-selected team of trainers offer a range of services for their clients, including strength training, cardio, small-group training, one-on-one personal training, outdoor training, Pilates and more. But Leaps and Bounds also stands out for its membership in the Medical Fitness Association, Shirley says. “Through this association, we regularly access continuing education through the Harvard Medical School-based groups Institute of Lifestyle Medicine and Exercise Is Medicine,” she said. “This gives Leaps & Bounds access to the most up-to-date information on research and data regarding health and fitness.”

Shirley Garrett

About my business… • Personal Training • Sports Conditioning

The company caters to people from all walks of life, ranging in age and sex, and offers safe, effective workouts for people suffering from osteoporosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and much more.

• Spin classes • Circuit classes • Fitness Boxing • Pilates (private & semi-private) • Plyometric training • Outdoor training/walk/ run/strength B13

“We have direct access to a Registered Psychologist/ Executive Coach, Registered Dietitian, Registered Massage Therapists, Naturopathic Doctors, Physiotherapists and we can work with Physicians to keep them apprised of their patient’s progress,” Shirley said, noting they also offer corporate packages that can be custom-tailored to the client.

Elke Tobisch

About my business… • Hands-on training for soon-to-be stylists • Comprehensive makeup artistry program • High success rate for students

By offering such personalized service, the team at Leaps and Bounds can help you create a fitness program that suits your lifestyle. “We are fortunate to have long-term, loyal clients who have been benefiting from their training at Leaps & Bounds for years. We can suggest a variety of packages to suit most budgets,” Shirley said.

Her decision to create a salon came to fruition after Elke opened up her second salon and found that many of the stylists graduating from training programs were lacking in skill. Forced to re-train her staff, the longtime Peninsula resident decided to take it one step further and create her own training facility. “I went through the same experience that many students are going through today, so I have a lot of sympathy for them. I know, even if they don’t, that most of them are not salon ready when they step out of their training program,” she said. In line with her commitment of ensuring no one steps out of the academy feeling unprepared for a position in a salon, Elke is updating the school’s repertoire by adding a comprehensive Makeup Artistry Program. Offered in a flexible, one-nighta-week, 16-month format covering everyday application, bridal makeup to high fashion makeup, and airbrushing, Elke hopes more people are inspired to try the course who would otherwise not have time. “It’s aimed for people who may not have time to do a full course load but wish to expand their skill set in the industry,” she said, noting that with the small class sizes and attentive instructors, the academy creates a nurturing learning environment. “Our students get jobs. People keep their eyes open for our graduates because they come ready with the experience and confidence needed.” 15585 24th Ave., Suite 104, Surrey PHONE: (604) 541-1541 FA X : ( 6 0 4 ) 5 4 1 - 2 9 8 9 w w w. h a i r a r t a c a d e my. c o m

#24-3033 King George Blvd. 604-862-3564

executive offices When it comes to business in White Rock and South Surrey, Katherine De Vita knows her stuff.

Katherine De Vita

About my business… • Professional, private executive offices • All office services for one monthly payment

Moving to the Peninsula in 1974 as a child, she always had her hand in the family’s multiple local business ventures, from Service Stations to a Recreation Centre, a Motel and many restaurants including her own for 13 years.

After moving away from the community to work downtown as a Career Practitioner, Katherine was drawn back when she discovered an opportunity she couldn’t pass up. “I was looking to rent an office space at Ocean Pointe Business Centre to start my own Career Coaching business, when I discovered that the business centre had just been put on the market. I was so impressed with it, and knew that my skill set was a perfect match for what my plans for the centre would include. As of June 1st I became the new owner of this high-end business centre,” Katherine said. The business centre, which includes 18 private executive offices, is a professional office space located in the heart of the Peninsula business community.

“We’ve had tenants that have been a part of this centre since its opening, over 10 years ago. Where else can you find a top-class office space that takes care of the day-today concerns so that all you need to take care of is growing your business and tending to your clients?” One monthly payment includes reception services, use of the business mailing address, mailing service including package and courier services, high speed internet, 2 telephone lines with free calls to US and Canada, all utilities, a fully stocked kitchen, and cleaning service. Included also is the use of the 14-person prestigious boardroom and the elegant lounge area for company gatherings. Excellent administrative services are also available. Katherine has recently introduced the popular ‘Virtual Office’ package, for those entrepreneurs working from their home office, who would like to have a professional identity image. This would include a live receptionist answering your dedicated business line with your company name and directing the calls as you would like, a business mailing address with the option of a secured mailbox, and a professional executive office to meet clients. This can be booked for an hour or more. You can also book the boardroom if your meetings include more than two people. Katherine said. “It provides a professional polished edge for someone who is starting their own business or someone looking to expand their business through a satellite office”. There are many more ideas brewing for this beautiful centre and she directs anyone interested to visit the website (, and even better to come by the centre for a tour, to meet Katherine and see this amazing centre for yourself. You will not be disappointed!

Suite #404 - 1688 - 152nd Street | South Surrey | 604-542-2445


Small Business Week October 15 - 19

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Peace Arch News

restaurant & pub

DEVELOPER As the Peninsula progresses into a metropolitan hub, more and more people in the business community are looking at South Surrey as a place to work as well as live. This is well exemplified by the Grandview Business Centre which Elkay Developments built in 2011 in the Morgan Heights area. The 72,000-square-foot building was stratified and office space was offered for sale or lease. This product was well received by the local business community and only 950 sq.ft remains for lease.

Leigh Sully

About my business… • Experienced Surreybased developer • Builder of 72,000 sq. ft. Grandview Business Centre • Construction beginning on Croydon Business Centre, occupancy expected in summer of 2013

Elkay Developments has started construction on a neighbouring building which has been designed to complement the first phase. The project, called the Croydon Business Centre, is under construction just north of the current glass-and-concrete Grandview structure and will be approximately 80,000 sq. ft. Like the Grandview project, the Croydon development will feature a glass facade, as well as artwork from sculptor Cathryn Jenkins, whose work is featured in Grandview. The building will be ready for occupancy in the summer of 2013. Both office buildings offer some of the best parking in South Surrey, with more than 3 stalls per 1,000 sq.ft. The office buildings are located in the rapidly growing Morgan Heights area and are in close proximity to the Morgan Crossing and Grandview Corners retail developments which include stores such as the Steve Nash gym, Winners and Walmart. This area has seen tremendous growth and will see many more residents move in over the next 20 years.

Richard & Paul

About my business… • Traditional home-cooked Celtic meals prepared fresh daily • Panoramic views of White Rock Beach • Extensive selection of ales this side of Dublin • Live entertainment

Local businesses are finding it makes a lot of sense to own their own office space over the long run instead of leasing. This benefit has been enhanced by historically low interest rates. Many thriving business’s have located in the Grandview Business Centre and the developers look forward to seeing this trend continue on their new building.

Leigh Scully - Elkay Developments #407 - 2626 Croydon Dr. Surrey Phone: 604-531-6573 Cell: 778-868-6576 b e r. . . em ing in Sept

Com Day! ’s k c i r t a P . t S months to 6 lighting for your home

Ron Steele

About our business… • Top-notch customer service and sales • Providing our customers with every look at every price point. • A contributor in the design and building industry for more than 26 years • Where the builders and designers shop • Complimentary cappuccino bar

Jimmy Flynns Celtic Snug

Jimmy Flynn’s Celtic Snug opened its doors two and a half years ago in White Rock, offering a truly unique dining experience to the Peninsula. Owner Paul McDonough’s vision in creating the hopping establishment was to provide a place where people all ages could enjoy a pint of Guinness and a delicious home-cooked Celtic meal in a warm and cozy environment. Just don’t let the name fool you, warns Paul, a native of Liverpool, Eng. “We used a little bit of poetic license with the word snug,” he joked, noting that back in the day, the ‘’snug,’’ was typically a small, very private room with access to the bar that had a frosted glass external window. “It was mainly the women who didn’t want to associate with the male patrons or the well-off visitors who preferred to dine in these rooms.” Browsing through the innovative menu, one will find a wide selection of Celtic fare with a West Coast kick. Every dish is prepared fresh daily by their head chef Richard Eley. While Paul admits he has tried everything on the menu more than once, such as their Welsh Braised Lamb Poutine, Guinness Lamb Stew and Port Salut Chicken, he has a difficult time recommending a favourite dish. “Anything you fancy on the menu, we guarantee you will enjoy!” Paired with an extensive selection of excellent ales this side of Dublin as well as a stunning panoramic view of White Rock Beach, it’s no wonder Jimmy Flynn’s has a 90 per cent success rate on Trip Advisor, Yelp and Urban Spoon. It’s also their live entertainment that has put this local gem on the map and in the hearts of its patrons. “We have live music every Sunday as well as for all of our special events,” said Paul, who is in the midst of planning a spooktacular Halloween Party for Oct. 27. “It’s going to be a great night. We will have live music, door prizes for costumes.” McDonough also encourages the public to get their tickets early for the upcoming the establishment’s Beer Pairing event, which is slated for Nov. 10 and will include a sixcourse meal. And for anyone who hasn’t dropped by Jimmy Flynn’s, Paul encourages them to stop in and see what all the buzz is about. “We look forward to seeing you soon!”

15065 Marine Drive, White Rock 604.538.8081

With the days getting shorter and the winter holiday season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to think about brightening up the inside of your home.

For those wanting to give their home a mini facelift for Fall, a new light fixture is an easy way to make a big statement on a small budget.

Over at Ocean Pacific Lightings new showroom, located at 15292 Croydon Dr. in South Surrey, one can discover dozens of lighting options to help create an inviting ambience at every budget.

“I’ve been in lighting for well over 20 years and I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a vast collection of styles available,” says Steele, who recently assisted a customer in updating three bedroom lights as well as her vanity light, all for under $100.

As a major contributor in the design and building industry, this unique lighting showroom has garnered a reputation as being the ‘newest and most innovative showroom in Canada.’ Inside, one will find a wide assortment of products that can accommodate a range of tastes and lighting needs at competitive prices. “You will find new technologies, such as LED that is used in just about every aspect of lighting,” says Ron Steele, showroom manager of Ocean Pacific Lighting. “Our sales staff provide top notch customer service by helping you find that special chandelier for your dining room, or by putting a lighting package together for your new home. “ If you are in the planning stages of a new home, Ocean Pacific Lighting can go through your blueprints and help you with the lighting layout. “If you are building a new house, ask about our new construction discounts,” urges Steele.

The team at Ocean Pacific Lighting is dedicated to ensuring each and every customer is satisfied, by providing innovative support, excellent, knowledgeable service and lasting value. Relax with a cappuccino or tea from their complimentary beverage bar and ponder the lighting options surrounding you. All it takes is one quick look at some of Ocean Pacific Lighting’s past projects to see first-hand their commitment to exquisite design and detail. The team has worked on a variety of projects, including Langley’s Highpoint Estates, local lottery homes, Residences at Morgan Crossing, Vancouver’s Hotel Georgia and local eateries such as the Ocean Beach Lounge and Ocean Park Village Pub. To see these and other examples of their work, view their website at

new location #101 - 15292 croydon Dr. 604-538-3511 •

Small Business Week October 15 - 19

Peace Arch News Tuesday, October 16, 2012

community organization

salon & spa

Jairah, Serah, Nikita, Claire, Tasyana & Laura

About my business… • Been in business for 6 years • Davines concept salon • Participating in the 2012 World Style Davine’s contest ~ Wish us luck! • New Flamboyage colouring technique • Ammonia-free colouring products • ITA registered

Fall has arrived and with winter just around the corner, perhaps it’s time to start thinking about refreshing your style, starting with a vibrant cut and colour. Uptown Salon and Spa, a Davines concept salon, always provides a luxurious and relaxing experience with knowledgeable stylists who will ensure that you leave with a smile on your face. “We are always keeping up-to-date with the latest trends,” says salon owner, Claire Sojka, who also ensures that her apprentices receive the same training. “We aim to update our knowledge with educational classes held by Davines at our salon once a month. Updating our education is an important way to stay up to date with understanding new techniques in colouring, cutting and all other hair services.” The team has just returned from a weekend downtown with artistic directors from Davines, Angelo and Eduardo, for their new ammonia-free colour, new colour techniques Flamboyage and new cutting ideas. So if you are looking to change to no ammonia colour Uptown is the place to go. If you’re thinking of a new look combining passion, enthusiasm, creativity and experience, these stylists are exceeding expectations. Along with hair services, Uptown Salon and Spa offers professional make-up application, bridal up-dos, facials product from Germany, lash and brow tinting and shaping, and hand care services such as paraffin waxes and manicures. All salon services include a complimentary consultation, hot towel head massage, refreshments and of course attentive staff. “Our dedicated stylists strive to make sure everyone feels 100% welcome, at ease and happy.” For each new member added to the family, there are new promotions. In honour of new stylist Laura, the salon is offering 15% off half-head of foils until Nov. 31. Also with every visit following a service we automatically enter you into our draw every month. The prize? Amazing Davines products. For all these reasons and more, why not pamper yourself.

Doug Tennant

About the business… • We employ over 200 full-time staff and our supported by many volunteers in the community • Have been in operation for 50 years • Supporting people with developmental disabilities to be fully included in their community.

Suite 102 15585 24th Ave., Surrey 604.535.8332

15306 24 Avenue 604.536.1242

Do you long for a warm and welcoming fitness centre that offers all of your favourite fitness activities under one convenient roof? What if absolutely everything – including yoga, pilates,pump and sculpt, step classes, spinning, fusion, Zumba, boot camp, and cardio dance – was included in your membership?

Pets bring unconditional love and happiness into the lives of their owners, from cats and dogs to rats and bunnies – from the time you bring them home, they are truly a member of the family.

About our business…

For the past 50 years, the Semiahmoo House Society has been a lifeline to thousands of people in the community. Whether it’s employment assistance or support with community activities, the non-profit organization is committed to the provision of highest quality communitybased services for anyone with a developmental disability. “We believe that each person has the right to those services, which will enable him or her to participate—to the greatest extent possible—in the same activities of daily life as everyone else in society,” said Doug Tennant, SHS’s Co-Executive Director, who has been involved with the organization since 2001. “We further believe that other rights—to liberty, personal freedom, dignity and meaningful life—can be enhanced and protected by ensuring that people have strongly dedicated personal, family and community support systems in place.” A vibrant part of SHS is their Recreation and Leisure Program, which does not receive any government funding whatsoever. “There is a real need in the community for this program as it allows people with disabilities to form friendships, participate in community events and do the things young people would be able to do in the evenings, but with support,” said Tennant. Recently, there have been some big changes at SHS, including the offering of Acquired Brain Injury Services and a 55-unit apartment complex (15 units for people with disabilities), which is in the works. “We are really looking forward to increasing housing options for people with disabilities so they can live more independently in their own communities,” Upcoming events • The Acquired Brain Injury Program is hosting a book signing and speaking engagement by Kamal Dhillon, an author and survivor of spousal abuse, at our Newton location (13550 77 Ave.) on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. Contact Sylvia Hoeree at 604-592-1006. • Check out our Home Ownership Workshop at our “Treehouse” building in South Surrey (15306-24 Ave.) from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 20.. Contact Marie Sabine at for more information. • SHS Employment Training and Support is holding a Christmas Bazaar at our Newton facility (13550 77 Ave.) on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free, but people are asked to bring a canned good that will be donated to the Surrey Food Bank. If you would like to get involved by volunteering or donating, please contact or go to

Fitness Centre

veterinary clinic

Amanda and Cassandra B15

And just like any member of your family, when your pet needs care, you want to take them to a place where you know they’ll be in good hands. Peninsula Crossing Animal Hospital in South Surrey knows how important your pet is.

Whether your furry loved one just needs a check up, treatment or surgery for something more serious, this hospital is dedicated to providing health care and wellness programs based on your pet’s needs.

Well, dream no more. At Sandcastle Fitness, you’ll get all that, plus the most knowledgeable trainers, the latest fitness equipment, ultra-friendly staff and a family discount to boot. And the best part is, there is no membership contract to sign.

Natalie Dunnill

About my business…

• A full service veterinary In addition to the diligent care your pet will receive from doctors and their staff, the extended hours of operation at clinic Peninsula Crossing Animal Hospital make it convenient for

• 20,000 sq. ft. facility

• New patients are always welcome

• Customized fitness program

• Monthly promotions

you to get the treatment your pet needs, without having to rearrange your entire schedule. The hospital is open seven days a week and accepts walk-ins, it also honours certificates from the SPCA.

• Animal boarding available

Peninsula Crossing Animal Hospital also carries a full range of flea medication, prescription food and other pet products. With the population of White Rock and South Surrey growing rapidly, and more families moving to the area, the need for pet care on the Peninsula is on the rise. The staff at Peninsula Crossing Animal Hospital look forward to getting to know each and every one of their patients and their owners – and the care they provide has earned them many loyal clients in the community. In fact, many clients continue to bring their pets to Peninsula Crossing even after moving away from the White Rock/ South Surrey area. To find out more about any of the pet care services at Peninsula Crossing Animal Hospital, visit the clinic.

2382 - 152nd Street South Surrey • 604-541-7374

• No contracts to sign

• Wide ranges of classes included in your membership

“We work really hard to expand our offerings regularly,” say owners Brad and Jennifer Lowe. “Based on the great feedback from our clients, we’re pretty confident that we’ve created the mix people have been looking for.” Whether it’s a Latin rhythm workout with Zumba or the lengthening stretches and core work of a barre class, or a high energy dance class for those who like a challenge like cardio dance class (where each month is a different style such as disco, hip hop, Bhangra, funk and lots more monthly) there is no reason why getting a good sweat can’t be fun too. Manager Natalie Dunnill says many first-time clients are surprised by the size of the facility. “They don’t realize there are actually two complete gyms: one co-ed and one for women only,” she said. “We wanted to ensure that no matter what time of day, it would never feel overcrowded.” While Sandcastle Fitness continues to evolve and grow, Natalie says clients can always count on its family feel and welcoming environment. “For a lot of people, their gym is their second home,” said Natalie. “People need an atmosphere where they feel safe and comfortable. Ensuring our clients experience that is a top priority for us.”

Sandcastle Fitness 200 - 1938 - 152 St., South Surrey 604-531-6255

Small Business Week October 15 - 19


small plate & wine bar


Brian and Dora Belyk

About ouR business… • Now carrying carpet, sheet vinyl and area rugs • Ceramic tile • Vinyl tile • Vinyl Wood Plank • Knowledgeable, no-pressure staff • Professional and certified installers • Competitive prices

As the Peninsula’s most trusted source for all your flooring needs, Surfside Flooring now has more selection than ever for renovations big and small, residential and commercial. New to the White Rock store’s Russell Avenue showroom is a wide selection of top-quality ShawMark carpet, as well as a collection of Armstrong Sheet Vinyl, Vinyl Tile and Plank flooring plus topquality area rugs. These stylish products offer endless design possibilities with the elegance and durability as well as warmth and comfort. Also new at Surfside Flooring this fall are new releases on popular brands of hardwood – including beautiful collections from Armstrong and Antique Impressions and Intemporel. With such releases the options are endless for those looking to renovate their home with some fresh new flooring from natural oil, (low maintenance), to extremely hard finishes. One thing that hasn’t changed at Surfside is the knowledgeable, professional service customers can expect to receive, from browsing the spacious showroom to the final installation. With more than 25 years in the flooring industry, Brian and Dora Belyk know first-hand how important of an investment new flooring is, and strive to ensure each and every customer is completely satisfied with the new addition to their home. If you’re looking for custom flooring, dream big and bring in all your ideas – the Surfside staff are more than happy to turn your visions into a reality. With free, detailed quotes laying out where each cost is incurred, customers don’t have to worry about hidden expenses. Providing knowledge to their customers is of the utmost importance to Brian and Dora, which is why they’ll be hosting a Couples Flooring Information night in January 2013. All who attend will be entered into a draw for a chance to spend a weekend away in Whistler! Visit the Surfside Flooring showroom at 15229 Russell Ave. today for more details, as well as expert advice, quality service and competitive prices on a huge selection of beautiful flooring options.

Breaking bread with family and friends is a common practice all over the world. Whether it’s sitting down and eating a Sunday dinner with family or sharing appetizers and drinks with friends, the passion people have for food spans all communities on every continent. When people come together over a good meal, it’s not just the food that’s being shared. It’s that concept that is the driving force behind Share Small Plate and Wine Bar in Five Corners

Geoff Laithwaite

About my business… • New Fall Menu • Sunday Brunch 11am-3pm • Our hours have changed to serve you • Accepting Christmas party reservations now

Fashion Boutique

About my business… • Jewellery: Liquid Metal by Sergio Gutierrez Hillberg & Berk Luxury Jewellery • Jeans: HiH – London Henry & Belle • Blouses: Georg Roth – Los Angeles

Lenea Belzer

Nancy also believes in “the basics” for your wardrobe, so you will find sweaters, jeans, blouses, hats, rain coats and Revolutionary Tummy Control Lysse Leggings.

• Window coverings including Graber Blinds & Hunder Douglas

• Hours: Mon.& Tues. 12-5 Wed. - Sat. 10-5:30 Sunday - Closed

“I am proud to be a part of the White Rock Business Community and to share in that sense of belonging.”

14899 Marine Drive, White Rock • 604-535-1961 •

Both Geoff and Bill have a combined 50 years of experience in the restaurant industry.. With their expertise they have created a spot that is not only offering up inspired dishes complemented by a wide selection of wines, but a warm and relaxed atmosphere.

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• Gifty Stuff: Cedar Mountain Studios Salt Spring Island

“Geoff has cooked all over the world and has based his menu from his experiences in different kitchens,” said owner and restauranteur Bill Wright. “He pulls a little bit from everywhere to create these intense and delicious flavors.”

#1-15223 Pacific Avenue, at 5 Corners, White Rock 604.531.0718

You will find an eclectic mix of styles when you visit the boutique. One of Nancy’s favorite lines she carries is the romantic, sexy and flowing designs of Marrika Nakk. Her signature look has an almost magical fit, from the Velvet Victorian Coat to the Rodeo Cinderella Ruffled Skirt.

It has been said that a human being needs three things in life; love, satisfaction in work, and a sense of community. Shopping locally will reinforce the art of community and soothe ones soul, Nancy said.

The concept is to share the different plates in order to sample as many of the flavours, created by partner and Chef Geoff Laithwaite and co-chef Mark Pawelchak, as possible.

Best of all, Chef Geoff is constantly updating the menu, taking inspiration from what’s in season, so there is always something new to enjoy with the ones you love.

Nancy Holt is an entrepreneur who loves life and fashion! Why does she love Fashion so much? “Clothing isn’t something you just wear, it’s a lifestyle and expression of who you are. My inspirations run deep ... and I am inspired every single day by something new,” Holt said. “In my opinion, Fashion isn’t so much a balancing act in my daily life, essentially it is a part of me.” Some of Nancy’s fondest memories are from when she was a little girl, going back-to-school shopping with her Mom and her sister. “I remember always keeping up on the trends. I also enjoy putting my own twist on trends and mixing in unexpected pieces. Fashion isn’t just a hobby, it’s an extension of who I am,” she said.

The neighbourhood hotspot, which opened in April 2011, offers up delectable small sharing plates and a diverse selection of by-the-glass wine that can be paired with your meal.

“Meals are when people gather and share and eat and have a great conversation,” Bill said. “We think it’s such a fun way to enjoy a meal.”

15229 Russell Avenue White Rock • 604-538-2733

Nancy Holt

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Peace Arch News

• In-store consultations • Wide selection of wallpaper

• Benjamin Moore paints & Painting Supplies

As the outdoor landscape begins to change into more muted tones, the interior of your home could benefit from a splash of colour. It’s never been easier to get started on creating a new look for your home, thanks to the design team at Hillcrest Decorating. Lenea Belzer brings her expertise right to your doorstep with in-home consultations. “I go to the home and we walk through the space and the clients tell me what their style is, what they like and we can decide on things like what colour would go best with their flooring,” she explained. “It definitely helps, because with different lighting colours can change.” If you prefer to have a consultation with one of the designers in-store, they welcome you to bring photographs, upholstery samples or flooring into the store so they can help pick out something perfect for your home. The dedicated and experienced staff at Hillcrest Decorating strive to make sure you get the end result you desire. With their help, you may be surprised at what you decide to do with your home. For example. Lenea has been finding more and more clients opening up their hearts and homes to the idea of wallpaper. This is nothing like the stuff you would find at your grandmother With a wide range of patterns to choose from, including lines created by popular designers like Candice Olsen and Kenneth James, you’ll never have to worry about having dated wallpaper. “Wallpaper is perfect to make a dramatic statement in a powder room, dining room or to be used as a feature wall in a master bedroom,” Lenea said. So before you dive in to your next home redecoration project, visit Hillcrest Decorating for some professional advice that will save you time, money and stress, with results you’ll love for years to come.

Hillcrest Paint and Design 106-2055 152nd St. Surrey 604-531-3811 Peninsula Paint and Design 100-14936 32nd Ave. Surrey 604-538-1338

Peace Arch News Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Small Business Week October 15 - 19


auto repair

Greg Trohan Manager

About my business… • Genuine Motocraft parts • Same day light repairs • Competitive prices

While the name may be a bit new at Quick Lane, the friendly, quality service has stayed the same Formerly known as Fast Lane, the talented automotive team has been proudly serving the community for 14 years. “We enjoy huge local support and appreciate the word-of-mouth referrals we receive and our numerous repeat customers,” says Greg. Located next to Ocean Park Ford’s showroom in the South Surrey Auto Mall, Quick Lane’s talented team has over 40 years of combined experience. Larry and Greg offer same-day services on a variety of light maintenance service and repairs, including front-end and alignment, cooling system service, transmission service, tire storage, brake repairs, oil changes and season safety inspections Quick Lane offers “The Works” package for $59.99, tire rotation, winter tire installation, up to 83-point inspection, battery tests, belt and hose checks, fluid checks and worry-free service. Now that the temperature is dipping, it is important to make sure your car is in tip-top shape. Greg suggests to customers to come in soon to have tires, cooling systems and batteries checked before the seasonal rush. Make sure to ask the team at Quick Lane about the new Terra Clean protection plan that customers may be eligible for with up to $4,000 of repair coverage, just for maintaining their vehicles with us.. In addition to a wide range of parts and services, Quick Lane has six bays, allowing customers’ vehicles to be repaired quickly and efficiently. And while technicians are Ford-trained and use Ford-certified parts, they are also experienced with all vehicle makes and models. Over 45 per cent of their business comes from brands other than Ford. Quick Lane wants to thank the community for its continued support. Their friendly and professional auto repair experts look forward to serving you.

Elif Costello

ABOUT MY BUSINESS… • We employ over 50 women • Been in business over 25 years  • Canadian owned  • Aldila cares: we Donate to charities including the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation     • Source out new collections each season from Europe to Los Angeles  • Exclusive made in Vancouver private label

Open Tuesday - Saturday 8am - 5pm

Nature Shop

care services Helping aging parents or relatives while maintaining your own busy life is a balancing act that Nancy Bussey has been working to perfect for years.

For more than 21 years, bird-lovers on the Peninsula know where to go when they need something for the feathered friends.

After watching her own parents age, struggling with day-to-day responsibilities, the South Surrey resident decided it was time to pay it forward and offer assistance to seniors and people just like her – the unpaid caregivers of aging parents.

At Wild Birds Unlimited in South Surrey, the family-owned and operated store provides an unbeatable selection of bird-related items. From bird baths, bird houses and binoculars to bird food, feeders and more.

About my business… • Bird Feeders & Squirrel-proof Feeders • Garden Accents • Nature • Bird Baths • Hummingbird Feeders • Nature Themed Flags • Outdoor Mats • Unique Gifts • We are your local Tilley Endurables Dealer

“Our mandate is to bring people and nature together,” said owner Cathy Steele, who joined the family business in 1994. “People are trying to reconnect with nature and they can do that in their own backyard by providing food, water and shelter for a variety of birds.” With so much passion for their flighty friends, the staff at Wild Birds Unlimited offer up expert advice and experience on backyard birds and birdfeeding. It also helps that they house a collection of high-quality feeders and bird baths for the birdwatchers and admirers. “We offer a superior product that is designed to attract birds and wildlife,” Cathy said. Whether you’re new to the hobby of bird-watching or you are a diehard fan, there is no better place to go to share your passion than Wild Birds Unlimited in South Surrey.

2421 King George Blvd. South Surrey 604-536-4011

Fashionistas on the Semiahmoo Peninsula know that when they need to find the perfect outfit the place to go is Aldila Boutique in Grandview Corners. The family-owned and operated boutique first opened in 1986, the Sarihan family named their stores after the Italian word for beyond, and it’s clear that they have taken after their namesake by going above and beyond in customer service and providing the best styles from around the world. But the heart of what they do is focused on supporting local designers and companies, said vice president of operations Elif Costello. “We like to support local designers and showcase Canadian designers like Joseph Ribkoff, Yoga Jeans and of course, our private Aldila label, which is made right in Vancouver,” she said. Despite the beautiful designs, Aldila’s private label won’t break the bank. All the items are impeccable quality and available at reasonable prices. It’s not just about the clothes, though. Some of the staff has been with the boutique for more than 20 years, creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere for customers. “We’ve got some great items, but our success is definitely on our staff.” This tailor-made service is the reason why women of all ages flock to the store, whether it’s for a special event, casual wear or finding key pieces to build a well-stocked wardrobe. “Even if it’s just for a casual outfit, we can make anyone look great and put together. We have all the mix-and-match pieces to create a wardrobe and build multiple outfits,” Elif said. The store also has an extensive selection of accessories including purses, scarves and shoes. There’s no reason to go to five different stores to get the outfit you need, at Aldila boutique it’s a onestop-shop with everything you need to standout. Whether it’s a wedding or a party, or just a girls night out, stop by and find great styles that fit well at Aldila’s Boutique.

Grandview Corners Shopping District (604) 535-4448 Unit 30, 2433 A Street

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About my business… • Tea with grandma connects relatives with a click of a mouse • Driving services offered • Simple errand services including groceries, pharmacy, etc.

“I based my business on my personal experience and desire to help, but also I’m just the kind of person who thrives when I’m around others,” she said. “I love speaking with seniors and hearing their stories. It’s truly inspirational to be around these amazing seniors with so much spirit and courage.” In March 2012, Nancy officially launched Independent Care Service, offering the crucial services required when caring for an elderly family member. Whether it’s simply running errands, such as groceries, going to the pharmacy and dry cleaning or if it’s driving to a doctor’s appointment and keeping them company, Nancy covers all the bases. Including the most important service: bringing loved ones together. With a hectic schedule it can be difficult to visit elderly parents regularly. But with Tea with Grandma, it can be as easy as watching a screen. With the service, Bussey comes to your grandparents’ or parent’s home with a 17” HD screen and mobile wireless. Using Skype, families can connect and see each other, no matter the distance. And of course Tea is served. Nancy has a number of custom assistance packages as well to round out her services. “Connecting with family does so much. If someone is sick, it helps lift their spirits and aids in their recovery,” Nancy said. “It’s a service people love, and I’m so happy to be able to offer it.”

2303 Cranley Drive #15, Surrey 604-866-0142

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For more than 20 years, the team at Debbie Mozelle Designer Optical have been proud to serve the community with a smile. The trendy eyewear store has much to offer, including a vibrant and fresh collection of frames from Europe, fit and measured by professionals for ultimate comfort and style. Debbie Mozelle Designer Optical’s frame-stylists are waiting to assist clients in choosing the right coloured frame for the season. “We choose frames based on your colouring and lifestyle,” owner Debbie Mozelle says. “Honesty is our best policy, and that’s why customers keep coming back.” And for those who think shopping online can save money, Mozelle says the prices for eyewear and contact lenses are about the same as what you find on the Internet, but the big difference is you can see what you buy before you pay, and the staff add the personal touch by adjusting the frame to fit exactly how you like it. “We are licensed opticians, licensed contact lens fitters and licensed sight testing opticians. We have good quality products at reasonable prices and most frame repairs are done on premises.” The combination of hard-working staff, a friendly and fun atmosphere and fair pricing make Debbie Mozelle an obvious choice for glasses. If you’re looking for something different, come in and ask Debbie and the team about new wave front digital technology lenses. “They are the latest product, with virtually no distortion,” Debbie said. “Whatever you are looking for, we will help you find it.” And if the big brand names don’t feature the style you are looking for, why not take a look at Debbie Mozelle’s house-brand frames for men and women. The unique and stylish frames are not available anywhere else. To thank their loyal customers, as of Sept. 29, customers who purchase eyewear will be entered into a draw on Nov. 30 for an all-inclusive vacation for four to Mazatlan, Mexico. For more information, visit

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For many years, Sandra has built her business on the foundation of developing long-lasting, intergenerational client relationships. Sandra is proud to announce her daughter Rachel has recently joined CIBC Wood Gundy as an Investment Advisor with over six years of experience with CIBC Retail Markets. They feel passionate about helping affluent families manage and effectively transition their wealth.

Sandra and Rachel were both born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and Sandra graduated from the University of Winnipeg. As an adult, Sandra moved her family to White Rock, BC and embraced the local community. Rachel attended school locally and is a graduate of the University of Alberta. Both mother and daughter believe in giving back to the community and truly believe in supporting young people. Sandra is Vice-Chair of the Child Development Foundation of BC, supporting the Centre for Child Development and Rachel is a fund-raiser and supporter of the Centre. They will work with you to create a personalized plan that will help you achieve your financial goals, and will take the time to understand what’s important to you by designing a portfolio that won’t expose you to undue risk. Their concept of wealth management keeps your total picture in view and includes retirement and estate planning, saving for your child’s education and tax minimization concerns. For investors looking for professional wealth management, contact Sandra or Rachel for a complimentary portfolio evaluation.

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CIBC Wood Gundy is a division of CIBC World Markets Inc., a subsidiary of CIBC and a Member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund and Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada. If you are currently a CIBC Wood Gundy client, please contact your Investment Advisor. Insurance services are available through CIBC Wood Gundy Financial Services Inc. In Quebec, insurance services are available through CIBC Wood Gundy Financial Services (Quebec) Inc.

Peace Arch News Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Small Business Week October 15 - 19

wine making

Frank Weber

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After many happy years of experimenting with making wine for his own personal use, Frank Weber decided to plunge into the professional wine making industry 14 years ago. Today, he’s the proud owner of Wine Kitz, a one-stopwine-making-shop and catering to home vintners, located at 2428 King George Blvd. in South Surrey. For the avid vino enthusiast, making wine is more than just a job — it’s his passion. “I love to see the approving smiles on people’s faces when they first taste their wine,” he says. “It’s a great feeling.” With the upcoming holiday season fast approaching, Frank urges the public to come into the store to begin making their wine as soon as possible “You don’t want to wait too long or you’ll miss the window of opportunity to have it ready for the holidays,” he says. Frank and his Wine Kitz staff are proud to present the new limited release and special edition wines from the 2013 series of New Old World Wines, which includes: the red Petit Verdot from France, the white MullerThurgau from Germany and the dark red Brunello from Italy. Due to the overwhelming success of the Chocolate Port Trio Limited Release Specialty Wine that was introduced last year, Wine Kitz is proud to make it available again this year. One kit - three flavour possibilities: Orange, Cherry or Raspberry with a Chocolate Port base. You choose what flavours you want to make for your cellar. “There’s only a small number of kits are available so reserve yours today,” says Frank. Frank’s slogan says it all — “Our wine quality is only surpassed by our service.” • Award-winning wines made for you • Barrel aging service available • Friendly and knowledgeable service with clean, modern facilities

#101- 2428 King George Hwy. 604-538-6778 •

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Diane Thompson

About my business… • Personal Service. • Market Knowledge. • Pride in finding you the perfect home.

When building a recipe for a good real estate experience, Diane Thompson says there are really only two ingredients necessary: customer service and market knowledge. “And customer services wins out every time.” Since first being licensed in the mid-80s, Diane has worked with people from all walks of life and has sold properties that ranged from manufactured homes to million-dollar estates. At the end of the day, each client is treated with the same respect and given the same expertise Diane has built a reputation on. “All of my listings are marketed in the same fashion, regardless of price, because it works,” she said, noting she offers many services that other realtors don’t. For example, along with Diane’s knowledge of the market, clients are provided with exposure through visible online advertising, 24/7 accessibility to Diane and full, easy-to-read Advisor ad in every issue until your property is sold. Diane also insists on being present at every viewing of her listings, “Not only does this give me the opportunity to sell my listing, but it is a security measure for my clients and makes showing my properties easy and convenient for fellow realtors.” Clients will also benefit from Diane’s connections. After working as a small business owner and later a constituency assistant for MLA Gordon Hogg, the longtime Peninsula resident has met and worked with many people in the community. And her focus stays in the community as well, she said. “I specialize locally. I feel that local real estate agents do better when they’re in a market they’re familiar with,” Diane said. “At the end of the day, I just absolutely love working with people. I’m a problem solver and I like the challenge of finding the perfect home for my clients.

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While the price of gas keeps going up, many people are looking for a fuel-efficient, sleek and affordable vehicle. Fortunately, Murray Hyundai has a huge selection of vehicles matching that criteria. Since taking over the dealership in March last year, the team at Murray Hyundai has been providing unbeatable service and Fred Land selection for their customers. Sales Associate Now is a great time to come by and check out the brand-new, totally redesigned Sante Fe, says general manager Cedric Gagne. “It’s a beautiful car. We have sold a lot of Sante Fe’s at the dealership, and they have always been great cars. But this time, the team at Hyundai really outdid themselves. They never cease to amaze us with their new designs,” Gagne said. Travis Scarfe The line-up at Hyundai has been worked Sales Associate on from the ground up and integrates new technology with the Hyundai standard of being fuel-efficient and the best value for the money. But it’s not just the cars that are behind Murray Hyundai’s success, says Gagne, it’s the people, too. Right now, the team at Murray Hyundai are hoping to raise $7,000 in October to donate to KidsSport, which will take that money and help local kids get on the ice and play hockey. “It’s all a part of the Hyundai Hockey Helper which is being organized by Hyundai Canada. Nationally, the company hopes to raise $1 million to help young kids who can’t afford to play hockey,” Gagne said. “We want to give back to our community, especially our young people.” For Cedric and his sales team, it’s all about the people. The product does bring people in, but it’s the knowledgeable sales staff who helps make the purchase process a smooth one. “We want people to feel at ease and at home, without all that pressure,” Gagne said. Heading the sales team at Murray Hyundai is long-time White Rock resident Tom Pasemko, whose father owned a dealership in the city in the 1980’s. “Growing up in the car business, not only does Tom have experience, but he is a member of this community, so he knows it and the people in it,” Gagne said. There is no better time to take a look at the new 2013 models at Murray Hyundai. Come in today and speak to a sales associate about a test drive.

A proud member of the Murray Auto Group family

3150 King George Blvd., Surrey 604.538.7022

About my business… • Owned and operated by Semiahmoo House Society • New infant toddler program for ages 0 to 29 months • Flexible hours offered, including part-time and full-time

Peninsula Childcare Centre

The Peninsula Childcare team provides quality nurturing accessible care to all children in our community. Owned and operated by Semiahmoo House Society, this licensed childcare facility offers a range of programs for children of all ages, including their most recent Infant toddler program for children aged 0 to 29 months. “We saw a huge need in our community for quality infant toddler care, so we created the program,” said manager Shannon Jones. “We are hoping to fill the need by offering quality care with flexibility for working parents” If you have a child who is preparing to enter Kindergarten, Peninsula Childcare offers a program for three- to five-year-olds that is play based with curriculum components that offers pre-writing, pre-math, phonics and weekly yoga and culinary opportunities. “It provides a well-rounded experience to promote development of the whole child for children who are about to begin school,” Shannon said. The school-age program caters to children between the ages of six and twelve from schools in the White Rock and South Surrey community. For that age group, the teachers focus on community involvement and leadership providing opportunities with curriculum that has an emphasis on outdoor education, socialization and the arts. “We provide opportunities for leadership and volunteering within our program and throughout the community. We work hard to provide exceptional care for the families in our community.” We have spaces available! If you have a child from 0-12 years that requires day care, please contact Shanon Jones at 604-541-8433 or email at

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Small Business Week October 15 - 19


Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Peace Arch News

Real estate PRofessionals


2012 Marks the


of Hugh & McKinnon Realty


n 1909, Surrey Pioneer Edwin Carncross, realizing the future potential of the area, established a Real Estate and Insurance Company in Cloverdale at 176 Street and Highway 10. The population of Surrey was only 1,291 & Vancouver’s 78,900. By 1909 the population of the Semiahmoo First Nations had dropped to just 38 since the Spanish arrived in Boundary Bay in 1790. Edwin Carncross and his family came to Surrey in 1888, homesteading 160 acres at Brown and State Street which is now 32 Avenue and 160 Street. Edwin’s brother Charles and his wife Mary moved to Surrey in 1897. As well as farming, Charles was a member of Surrey Council from 1898-1899, was elected Reeve in 1901 and became a Notary Public in 1917. 1909 also saw the opening of Surrey’s first bank when the Bank of Montreal opened just a few doors down from Carncross & Co. Back in Montreal, the Montreal Canadiens played their first game January 5, 1909 beating the Colbalt Silver Kings 7-6 in overtime before a crowd of 3,000 in the Jubilee Rink. Just a few years later in 1911, The Vancouver Millionaires would win the Stanley Cup. In 1916 while war raged in Europe, Charles sold his farm and joined Edwin at Carncross and Co., later that year Edwin moved to California due to ill health. In 1917 after serving in the Royal Canadian Flying Corps in WW1, Fabian Hugh joined the Company in the real estate business and the company was renamed to Carncross & Hugh. Originally a Notary Public from Ontario, Fabian received his Notary Public Seal for the province of B.C. in 1919 and was appointed SecretaryCollector for Surrey in 1921. When Charles Carncross retired from the firm in 1929, Fabian was left to run the business with Frank McKinnon who had joined the firm in 1926. For the next 10 years the two were the entire staff carrying the real estate, insurance, conveyance and dyking work, each earning $55 per month.

In 1936, during the Great Depression, high school student Alan Davidson was hired as an office clerk, working in the mornings before school and on Saturdays, taking care of such chores as dusting, sweeping and learning to type. After serving in the Canadian Air Force during World War II, Davidson returned to the firm in 1945 where he was offered a 30 per cent partnership, and was put in charge of the insurance branch. In the early 1950s, the name was officially changed to Hugh & McKinnon Ltd, a few years before Fabian Hugh retired in 1954. The 1960s and 1970s saw a great deal of expansion with branch offices opening in White Rock in 1960, Vancouver in 1961, North Surrey in 1962 and Langley in 1969. The White Rock branch first opened in 1960, and as the company continued to grow, was relocated to just south of North Bluff and Johnston Roads, across from the Central Plaza Shopping Centre in 1968. In 1978 the company was sold to Richards and Melling Inc, the White Rock office was purchased by Bill Sutherland and relocated to the corner of 140 Street and 16 Avenue in South Surrey, where it remains to this day. Hugh & McKinnon became a real estate sales and property management company, no longer involved in insurance brokerage. In 1990, Bruce Robinson and Greg Long took over the company after Larry Colby’s retirement. Larry had bought the shares in 1988 after Bill Sutherland’s death. As the only remaining office, the Peninsula office has 35 agents, manages nearly 4,000 strata lots, 200 rental properties and 16 commercial properties. The company has pooled investor funds and owns and manages shopping centres in Walnut Grove, Brentwood Bay and Courtney. In 1999 Hugh & McKinnon purchased and redeveloped the highly successful Kelowna Lakeshore Inn and managed it for eight years before selling it to the Manteo Resort. The company is still involved in the Okanagan with a rental townhouse project in West Kelowna and an apartment complex in Kamloops. Through diversifying its business ventures, Hugh & McKinnon has managed to stay stable and successful through trying times that have seen other real estate companies disappear. Regardless of your real estate or investment needs, with 103 years serving the Fraser Valley community Hugh & McKinnon has the experience and expertise you deserve.

14007-16th Avenue, South Surrey, BC Office: 604-531-1909 Toll Free: 1-888-419-1909 Fax: 604-531-4624

Peace Arch News, October 16, 2012  

October 16, 2012 edition of the Peace Arch News