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a month into sushi school at central college in new westminster and Brian kim says he’s getting better and faster at making california rolls.

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Brian Kim teaches English to foreign students. But he dreams of sushi. When Kim, 42, was growing up in Korea and then Japan, he aspired to become a sushi chef, but his parents had bigger things in mind. He went to university, and earned a Masters degree in economics. Four years ago, Kim immigrated to Canada and established an online ESL school in Vancouver. He’s also a month into fulfilling his dream, studying to become a sushi

chef at Central College in New Westminster, the first such program registered and accredited in British Columbia by the Private Career Training Institutions Agency. The program was started three years ago by Master sushi chef Don Lee, who saw a need to train sushi chefs to serve the unique tastes of Vancouver sushi lovers. “Canadian sushi is very interesting, it’s different from Japanese sushi,” says Lee. “In Vancouver, sushi is like a fusion, we use a lot of the vegetables like avocados and cucumbers.”



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In Japan, training to become an intamae, or sushi chef, can take up to a decade of training and apprenticeship. The program at Central College lasts a year, split evenly between classroom study and a placement at a sushi restaurant. Students are taught a basic knowledge of Japanese cuisine, including its history and the cultural context of dishes, the safe storing and handling of food, how to use and maintain knives, preparation of sushi rice, Japanese sauces and stocks, techniques for making sushi dishes and their artistic presentation

as well as business management skills. While in Japan sushi is steeped in traditions that have been passed on through generations of chefs, Lee says he encourages his students to be creative because that’s what western customers expect. “In Japan if you have one ingredient you can make one kind of sushi,” says Lee, whose own signature dish is called the “Captain Crunch” roll. “Here, if you have 10 ingredients you can create 100 kinds of sushi.” Please see ‘Here, SuSHI’, A3

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New Westminster’s population grew at nearly double the provincial rate between 2006 and 2011 according to figures released by Statistics Canada last week. The census pegged the city’s growth at 12.7 per cent over those five years jumping from 58,549 residents to 65,976. During that time British Columbia’s population went up by 7.0 per cent to 4.4 million. The 12.7 per cent growth ranked New West third amongst Metro Vancouver municipalities behind Surrey (18.6), and Pitt Meadows (13.5) and ahead of neighbours Coquitlam (10.4), Burnaby (10.1) and Vancouver (4.4). Overall, the region’s growth was 9.3 per cent going from 2.1 million to 2.3 million. The median age of New West was 41.2 years, a shade younger than the B.C. average of 41.9, but slightly older than Metro Vancouver’s median of 40.2. There are 8,835 who are 65-andover, which makes up 13.4 per cent of the city’s population, while at the other end of the age spectrum there are 11,800 who are 19 or younger (17.9 per cent). see tAgALog, A3

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Kim, one of 14 students currently enrolled in the program, hasn’t reached that level of confidence yet. He’s still working on his California rolls. He’s cut his preparation time for the favoured staple of every sushi menu from three minutes to one, and his rolls have gotten tighter. “It looks easy but it’s not,â€? says Kim. “You have to have a lot of skill.â€? Lee says he’ll have to get faster still. “Here, sushi is like fast food,â€? says Lee. “The customer doesn’t want to wait.â€? Kim is confident he has what it takes to become a sushi chef. Once he has his diploma, he’ll work in a sushi restaurant for a few years before striking out on his own. “I love making food, especially sushi,â€? says Kim. “I think I can become a good chef with a creative mind.â€? Kim even knows what he’ll call his establishment, Kanemoto, his traditional Japanese name. • To find out more about the sushi chef program at Central College, go to www.

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English was listed as the mother tongue of almost twothirds (63.2 per cent) of New Westminster residents. The next highest is the Filipino language of Tagalog with 2,550 residents listing it as their mother tongue just ahead of Punjabi (2,530). Mandarin is third at 1,665 followed by unspecified Chinese languages such as Taiwanese (1,475), Spanish (1,090) and Cantonese and Spanish, both at 1,035.

New Westminster resident Paul Steeves is a volunteer at the Wildlife Rescue Association and avid nature photographer. Ten of his photos will be featured in the organization’s 2013 calendar.

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Little did Paul Steeves know the V.P. Twin pocket camera his mother gifted him when he was five years old would embark him on a lifetime of adventure and photography. His first photo of a neighbour’s kitten has become tens of thousands of negatives, slides and digital files of birds and animals from the Amazon rainforest to the steppes of Machu Picchu to the plains of Kenya to the craggy rocks of the Galapagos Islands. But the bulk of Steeves’ photos are snapped closer to his New Westminster home, on excursions to the Reifel Sanctuary or Minnekhada Park and on kayak outings around Burnaby Lake or along Burrard Inlet. Many are shot in his back yard, where Steeves maintains a handful of feeders and suet

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New Westminster’s Pier Park just missed making the short list of top six completed urban regeneration projects in the World Architecture News Awards. But it did get special mention from judge Martyn Evans, the marketing and creative director for Cathedral Group, a leading public private partnership development company in the UK, who said the park had come “a hell of a long way,” from its previous incarnation as derelict industrial NEWSLEADER FILE property. Though it narrowly missed the shortlist in a major awards, Westminster Pier Park was lauded for its re-incarnation from industrial brownfield to public Another judge, Kent amenity. Jackson, the design director of The fair will be the first step architecture and design firm The Pier Park is still in the in developing the city’s first Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, running for an ECOWAN community sustainability commended the park “in terms Award for sustainable plan, Envision 2032, intended of sustainability it is excellent, architecture, which will be to provide a decision-making extremely commendable.” announced in 2013. framework for developing plans, The Pier Park was up against Sustainability fair policies practices and projects some heady competition, this weekend with sustainability in mind. including a linear park built New Westminster’s Envision The Lets Talk Sustainability over an expressway in Madrid, 2032 process will launch this speakers include: Spain, a redesign of Leicester weekend with a sustainability • Lori Baxter, former manager Square in London, England fair. It begins with a forum of the 2010 Legacies Now arts and a rehabilitated industrial at the Inn at the Quay on program for the 2010 Winter waterfront in Auckland, New Friday, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Olympics, on the importance of Zealand. arts, culture and heritage in creating vibrant communities; • Judith Cullington, a councillor in Colwood, the driving force behind a solar initiative in the Vancouver Island city; • Jerry Dobrovoly, Vancouver’s director of transportation; • Darlene Gering, former president of the Burnaby Board of Trade, will talk on sustainability and business; • Patrick Johnstone, a New West resident who is an environmental coordinator in Richmond; and • Virginia Weiler, the chair of VanCity credit union who will address the role of business in creating a sustainable community. A “visioning workshop” will be held at the Inn on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the visions created being part of the development of Envision 2032. Attendance at the forum and workshop is free, but registration is required by going to www. EXPANDED LOCATION NEW LOCATION Store Hours or by Col um Columbia bia Mon.-Wed. & email to envision2032@ St. Plaza new weSt Square Sat. 9:30-5:30 Entry 1678 Southeast 1015 columbia Street or by hidden in X Thurs. & Fri. corner I.G.A. Marine Drive columbia Square Plaza calling 604-515-3767. 9:30 - 9 Royal Ave.


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“Luck has got certain things to do with it. You never know,” said Jones of the area’s odds of being struck soon. “All the response agencies [at all levels] Grant Granger are always in that forward leaning posture with all the Dave Jones got call last week supporting agencies behind from a New Westminster day them.” care wanting to know if the Jones said in recent years city’s emergency management there have been many events manager could arrange that have focused the for a presentation on importance on being what to do in case a prepared for the province natural disaster. and municipalities like Considering what New Westminster. happened a couple of “After the Olympics, days later he may be emergency planning JONES busy fulfilling similar has certainly done a lot requests. more,” he said. A 7.7 magnitude earthquake Last year’s quake in Japan off British Columbia’s west and the one in 2004 that caused coast underneath Haida Gwaii huge tsunamis in Thailand also struck just after 8 p.m. Saturday. raised the awareness. The quake has many in Metro There’s been a great deal Vancouver wondering when of training, public education ‘The Big One’ is going to strike. and comprehensive planning The last biggie was off both internally and with other Vancouver Island on Jan. governing bodies. 26, 1700 with an estimated But will it be enough? That magnitude of 8.7 to 9.2. Jones question won’t be answered said quakes that strong are until disaster hits. supposed to happen every 500 “With the big earthquake years. all bets are off whether you’re



prepared enough or not,” said Jones. “The city is in a really good situation [but] I can’t predict how things will unfold.” So much depends on where and when. If the epicentre is in the Juan de Fuca fault where the 1700 Cascadia quake hit, then this area could be in deep do-do. However, if it’s way below the surface, like Saturday’s quake which had a high magnitude but with no major damage, it might not be as bad as feared. Jones noted New Zealand had a 7.1 magnitude earthquake on Sept. 4, 2010 that occurred when most people were in bed. There was damage to the region but no one died. Six months later, a quake not as strong, 6.3, but shallower hit the area during the lunch hour killing 185. More than half of them died in one office building that collapsed and caught on fire. He said an earthquake at night also means there’s less panic because families are together and frantic attempts at communication are reduced. Please see SCHOOLS, A8



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Halloween conjures images of pillow sacks and plastic pails overflowing with brightly wrapped toffees, multi-hued rolls of Rockets, cherished miniature chocolate bars and—oh drat— generic wrappings of mysterious homemade concoctions containing peanuts, popcorn, caramel or even all three. It is, as comedian Jerry Seinfeld mused in one of his more renowned monologues, a concept so fantastic the average kid brain can’t quite comprehend its magnificence. Of course, there’s no such thing as free candy. To realize such a bounty kids have to dress up, take on an alternate identity that licenses them to knock on strangers’ doors and demand handouts. That’s where the stress comes in. Will the costume be scary or funny? Will it be simple, collated from odds and ends of clothing already stashed in closets or drawers? Or will it be more elaborate, the fruit of an excursion to the costume shop, thrift store, or a particularly talented and crafty sewer? And how can the costume be adapted should it rain? Or snow? Of course in recent years fears for kids’ safety on darkened streets has turned Halloween into a more organized affair. Malls host trick-or-treating in a warm, dry, controlled environment. Adults convene parties for their costumed charges. Schools host dress-up parades. Fewer trick-or-treaters at the front door means those leftover little boxes of Smarties will populate adult bag lunches for weeks to come. While the way we celebrate Halloween may be changing, the human need to celebrate the departed in a fun, cathartic way endures. After all we’ve been doing it since Christians first marked All Saints’ Day in 609 AD, which some say was the origin of Halloween. Regardless, have a happy, safe one.


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Little new in B.C. Liberal renewal WHISTLER – B.C. Liberal delegates gathered for their convention on the weekend at the Chateau Whistler, the same luxury hotel where Gordon Campbell fired up the troops in 2008. Back then the advertising slogan was “Keep BC Strong.” Unveiled at Premier Christy Clark’s pre-election pep rally: “Together. Building BC.” This slight change hints at the big difference. Campbell led a front-running party to a third straight majority, while Clark is a struggling underdog pleading for unity to turn back an NDP tsunami. Hence “Free Enterprise Friday,” a discussion open to non-party members. Clark began with an upbeat speech urging party members to “reach out our arms, open the tent and be as big as we can possibly be.” So did they? Dashing between three concurrent sessions, I missed a fair amount of it, but there were some provocative suggestions to appeal to those inclined to support the resurgent B.C. Conservatives.

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An accountant spoke to a packed room about the growing unfunded liability of public sector pensions, most of which are still of the “defined benefit” variety. Based on bond interest rates that have since sunk to all-time lows, these governmentguaranteed pensions are now a free ride for those lucky enough to have them, funded by the taxes of private sector workers who in many cases have no pension plan at all. There was talk of passing a law that all new public sector hires be restricted to a “defined contribution” plan where the employee and employer contribute equally and the pension is based on what those contributions yield. This would provoke the mother of all confrontations with the B.C.

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have been a declaration of war on B.C.’s most militant union, just as Clark and Education Minister Don McRae embark on a longshot bid to end the decades of confrontation that have defined that relationship since teachers were relegated to the industrial union model of labour relations. There was a brief debate on a motion to scrap the carbon tax, sponsored by northern members who see it as unfairly punitive on those who endure cold weather and long highway drives for themselves and the goods they need to have trucked in. This was rejected too, after delegates were reminded that the tax now takes in more than $1 billion annually that is used to reduce business and personal income taxes. Scrapping it would amount to announcing across-the-board income tax hikes, contradicting 12 years of B.C. Liberal policy just before an election. The good news for Clark is the 2012 convention was a highenergy, well-attended event that contradicts the notion of a party in disarray.

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COMMENT Amalgamate the school districts Re: Work to be done, but school district is in great shape (Letters, NewsLeader, Oct. 24) School trustee Michael Ewen states, “we are in great shape.” What a joke. We have, what, 11 schools in our school district. Try 55 schools plus in Burnaby, Surrey, Abbotsford, etc. OK, we have a $2.8-million deficit from seven schools. Ewen wants to hire a consultant to find out what went wrong. I’ll tell you for free—incompetence. Why have a secretary-treasurer if he/ she can’t balance the books? Why have a school board if they are not on top of things? Solution: Join/amalgamate with Burnaby Board of Education. We would get the new high school so fast it would make your head spin. The Education Ministry has put New West on the back burner. But then, what do I know? Thirty-four years as a teacher, principal and director of instruction hardly qualifies me to voice an opinion. Remember: If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got. Brian Holme New Westminster  

SHUTTLE A GREAT IDEA Re: Helping struggling retail in New Westminster We could all mention our favourite places on 12th Street or on East Columbia, or the various “centres of commerce” around the city. Then we would have not just an ‘A’ list, but specific community lists. I liked Judy Hamilton’s suggestion in a recent letter that transportation is “one issue that needs solving” in order to help our retail streets. I’ve lived here five years and still haven’t figured out the routes for the little buses, which were a big improvement over just regularsize transit buses. If, as Judy said, “the city offered a free shuttle that just drove around and around and around,” we would have fewer cars, and more customers on these streets. Even in challenging weather, I can imagine more people having tea here, maybe buying a dozen cookies there, doing specialty shopping, etc. Some of us may be happy to make donation payments for such service. We

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A letter writer says the design of the new Downtown civic centre, shown on the left in this digital rendering, will detract from the Downtown’s overall look.

might have tourists in their own home town. Franci Louann New Westminster

CIVIC CENTRE DESIGN OUT OF TUNE New Westminster’s Downtown has a look and feel that is unique in the Lower Mainland. I feel that the facade of the new multi-use civic facility, as proposed, will in no way enhance what is already here. In fact, as an entrance to the Downtown/heritage district of the city it will be visually at odds with the surrounding architecture. It seems as if the city did not take the neighbourhood into account when designing the facade. And I think that the modern glass structure as proposed will look dated from the time it is completed. My hope is that enough people feel as I do, and will let the city know, and prompt them to amend the design. Mary Koester New Westminster

CITY NOT HELPING WITH RAT RUNNERS Re: Rat running rankles residents (NewsLeader, Oct. 24) This was a shocking story of brazen rat-runners in the West End. Yes, it is a problem. The lady interviewed, Silvana Engelke, stated that the area residents “have brought up the situation with the city’s engineering department but nothing has been done. Sounds familiar! We also have a problem with rat-runners in our very long, two-block lane between 16th and 18th streets. It seems that it

is a speedier route than nearby streets with cars parked on both sides. We have also complained to engineering and requested, not traffic calmers, but at least signs at each end of the lane, posting the speed limit in lanes. This is a minimal cost as compared to the installation of speed bumps. Of course, they did say we could pay for our own signs and put them up, but not on city property. They won’t do much good posted on the sides of our houses. Our requests have been greeted with disrespect, bureaucratic jargon, and in some cases, downright arrogance. We were told that we do not need signs (oh dear, that would set a precedent) and what is needed is education of the driving public. There has already been a dead pet, but perhaps a dead child is needed before common sense kicks in. We understand that budgets and staff are limited, policies exist, etc., but do they override safety and common sense in order to save costs? We pointed out that nowhere in the city is the lane speed posted and when most citizens are asked, they do not know the speed limit in lanes. No response. Ms. Engelke’s comments about engineering’s response has struck a familiar chord. Yes, rat-runners are a huge problem that will never be completely solved, but an engineering department that refuses to even try to problem solve is also a huge problem. Do they answer to no one? Lynne Benoit New Westminster

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BC Ferries has been raising rates steadily for 25 years as fuel, labour and other costs increase. Polak said inland ferries that don’t charge the public have also seen declining traffic, and it has been demonstrated that cutting rates doesn’t increase revenues. “It isn’t a matter of just looking at routes that make money or don’t make money,” Polak said. “BC Ferries operates trying to provide necessary service to communities, while at the same time being a reasonable cost for taxpayers.” BC Ferries has already cut

sailings on the Duke Point to Nanaimo run, which loses an average of $50 per vehicle carried. BC Ferries CEO Mike Corrigan said Duke Point is a key commercial route that is also busy with visitors in summer, but it has high fuel and labour costs because it is a longer run than the other main routes. Consultation sessions are being arranged for coastal communities in the coming weeks. Route data and feedback forms are available at a new website, www.

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blogger extraordinaire Briana is a digital marketing strategist with over 10 years experience in online and social media. She is a marketing consultant with Hyack Interactive, which she runs with her business partner Jen Arbo. Briana is a co-founder of the annual neighbourhood festival Summerfest in Grimston Park, and the editor & publisher of Tenth to the Fraser, a blog about life in New Westminster. She lives in New Westminster’s West End with her husband Will and their two children.

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Mark is co-founder of Take Root, the development company leading the revitalization of River Market in New Westminster. Passionately curious about people and places, he started out as a Disney Imagineer and indulged a childhood dream to be a Disney character. He has a bachelor degree in Civil Engineering and a master of science in Engineering Management from Stanford University. He serves on the board of the Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery and the New Westminster Economic Development Advisory Committee. At the River Market his company set out to create a new model for public market with a vision dubbed Food 360. The market is a finalist in the Real Estate Foundation of BC Land Awards.

Patrick is an environmental scientist by profession, an environmentalist by conscience, and a volunteer by nature. He is past president of the New Westminster Environmental Partners, vice president of the BC Environmental Managers Association, a board member of the Royal City Curling Club, and serves on several civic committees in New West. He can often be found rabble-rousing on topics of local interest, from the future of the Pattullo Bridge to solid waste management in the city. Through his blog “New Westminster –in my back yard”, and a social media presence under the tag “NWimby,” he is rarely without an opinion on local, regional or global politics. He is also a terrible gardener, but trying really hard to improve.

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Farhan is head coach of the Hyacks football team at NWSS, and was responsible for re-launching the football program at the school. He has been coaching BC high school football for more than 20 years, and this season that just finished was his 10th as a head coach. This past April, he was named Provincial Scholastic Coach of the Year at the BC Lions Orange Helmet Awards. Following the 2004 season he was named runner up for the NFL/CFL National High School Coach of the Year. He is currently employed as a national reporter for TSN and CTV, which often has him covering the Canucks and Lions. Lalji, his wife Mary and son Lukas live in New Westminster.

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Peter is president and senior systems analyst at Artefactual Systems, an open-source software service provider that is spearheading the development of systems that manage the digital collections of hundreds of archives and libraries worldwide. He has served as a director of the McBride-Sapperton Residents’ Association since 2005 and volunteers with the Royal City Youth Soccer Club and the New Westminster Montessori Society. For his leadership in the open-source movement Peter has been recognized with a distinguished alumni award from UBC. Thirteen employees work out of Artefactual’s office in the historic Hart Block building on Columbia Street. He believes in New West and so does his staff—one just bought a condo on Carnarvon Street.

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Peter is general manager of the River’s Reach pub, where he’s been for 10 years helping it to be recognized as one of B.C.’s top 20 pubs. He’s worked his way up in restaurants, hotels, bars and pubs, in kitchens and out front, for a time working in Banff/Lake Louise with Fairmont Hotels. He is a cancer survivor, diagnosed in 2009 with kidney cancer. He also runs a consulting company, Peter Saran Inc., which helps troubled bars turn their fortunes around. He’s actively involved in the community, helping fund the Salvation Army’s cold weather shelter, Christmas dinner, and clothes and toys. Other groups supported include Monarch Place, United Way, , Hyack football and Salmonbellies lacrosse. /riversreach

Jonina wears many hats—parent, school teacher, New West school trustee, and outdoor play advocate—but her message is the same: a great city is one that constantly strengthens the capacity of its youth. As founder of Growing Up Urban (GUU) and the popular summer games night, GUU Nights, Jonina promotes opportunities for outdoor play, natural playscapes and healthy child development. As a trustee, Jonina champions the benefits of students walking, cycling and taking transit to school. Her initiatives to promote safe and active travel have led to the school district developing a School Travel Planning Policy that will be one of the first school travel policies in B.C. /joninacampbell





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Paul opened Heritage Grill on Columbia Street seven years ago, seeing potential for a live music venue in an area poorly served. His goal is to bring all genres of music and people together, and create a hub central to Metro Vancouver. Paul hosts everything from burlesque shows and drag shows to slam poetry and philosopher cafés. He launched a scholarship program for NWSS jazz band, and donates to the food bank, Camp Mumba (helping kids under age 16 affected by HIV/AIDS), the RCH foundation. Every year, the Grill hosts a free Christmas turkey dinner for the community. Paul says the changes in Downtown New West are incredible. It’s about time, he says, and it’s great for the city, and the arts and culture community. Change is good as New West is thriving with local talent.

Born and raised in New Westminster, Sandon is currently the Youth Services Coordinator for the City of New Westminster. He programmed this summer’s outdoor movies series and is part of several city initiatives including the Westminster Pier Park project. Outside of work, Sandon was one of the founders and chair of New West KidSport— an organization committed to raising funds for kids in New Westminster to participate in organized sports. He believes in “tomorrow’s future” and is also closely involved with Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay which sends hundreds of kids with disabilities from around B.C. to summer camp each year.


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Mark Brand is the guest speaker at the NextUP cocktail soirée on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Inn at the Quay, and has been a trailblazer in Vancouver’s Gastown. Brand, whose NextUP appearance is presented by Salient, has been in the restaurant business 25 years, starting at 12 in an East Vancouver pizza shop. He opened Boneta in 2007, and followed that with The Diamond, Sea Monster Sushi and, recently, Save-On-Meats. The latter resurrected a butcher shop that had been an institution on Hastings Street for more than 50 years before closing in 2008. His efforts were the subject of a documentary series on Oprah’s OWN network. He’s also branched out into clothing, with Sharks & Monsters, and art, with the Catalog Gallery. Brand is a firm believer in the social responsibility of his businesses, nourishing his community as well as the needs and desires of his customers. To get tickets for the NextUP cocktail soirée at Inn at the Quay, visit

Stacy is executive director of Community Volunteer Connections, the volunteer centre for New West and the TriCities. The group puts on the annual New Westminster Festival of Volunteers, which brings together 45 local organizations and connects them to new volunteers. Stacy has a Masters in Counselling from SFU, and worked as a suicide intervention counsellor before moving into non-profit management. She is currently Vice President of Volunteer BC. Outside of her career, Stacy has been an animal shelter volunteer and board director for the Royal City Humane Society, and now as a board director for NewWest.TV, pursuing the dream of starting community access television here in New Westminster.

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Andrew is owner of Wild Rice restaurant at the River Market. For years, he dreamed of creating a modern Chinese restaurant serving locally sourced food. His farm-totable philosophy was passed down from his grandmother. His first Wild Rice restaurant opened ten years ago in Vancouver’s Chinatown, which was followed by a proliferation of new eateries in the area. Now in New West he’s breaking new ground again, and finally has his dream location on the water. He is a charter member of both the Ocean Wise and Green Table Society. As an advocate for B.C. he has developed a wine and beer list that focuses on our province.

Catherine is executive director of the Fraser River Discovery Centre, where they have aims to expand exhibits into the second floor next year. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Public History from SFU in addition to having done archaeology and anthropology field studies in Europe. Catherine’s past experiences include work in historic sites, museums and archaeological sites along the shores of the Mighty Fraser.

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Jen has more than a decade of experience as a project manager, and together with Briana Tomkinson, runs Hyack Interactive, a boutique marketing consultancy specializing in digital strategy. A graduate of Douglas College, she’s lived in New Westminster nearly 20 years. Jen joined the Royal City Farmers Market as its manager in its second year and helped shape it into the market it is. She is also a founding board member of NewWest. tv, where she also volunteers. She is also a contributing editor to Tenth to the Fraser, a blog about life in New Westminster. She lives near Hume Park with her husband Ross, four year old son Kale, two chickens, and a dog.

Jonathan is in his third term on New West City Council. He has earned a reputation as an advocate for sustainability, affordability and liveability, and has encouraged council deliberations to be viewed through these lenses. He serves as chair of the parks and recreation, bicycle and pedestrian, and master transportation plan committees. Outside council, Jonathan is a grad student in the Urban Studies program at SFU, his studies focusing on transportation and housing. His commitment to building a sustainable urban environment extends to his personal life as well. His family lives in Downtown New West, where walking and public transportation are their main forms of getting around.







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Catherine sees the rejuvenation of the River Market and recent opening of the Westminster Pier Park along with burgeoning local developments as only the beginning of a great adventure for New West. As Vice President of Tourism New Westminster, she is thrilled to be part of the excitement and help promote New Westminster and its waterfront as a prime destination.


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Tej was born and raised in New West and has been a May Queen, a Miss New Westminster deputy ambassador and student council president. She spearheaded the creation of NEXT New West, and is the founder of the Herman Dhillon Memorial Foundation, an organization that raises money for youth sports programs and awards a bursary to athletes at NWSS. She loves to plan parties and raise money at the same time, such as the recent Haunted Halloween bash which supported KidSport New West. Her recent ‘Tejapalooza’ 30th birthday raised $3,000 for the RCH Foundation. She believes in New West’s resurgence so much she recently purchased a condo in the soon-to-be-built Trapp + Holbrook development on Columbia Street.

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Melissa’s passion for putting together outside-the-box parties led to the creation of her company Pretty Up Parties. A passionate foodie Melissa celebrates New West’s growing vegan culture on her blog thehungrytaurus. com. The many events she has organized locally include a Vegan Culinary Bike Tour, a Sinfully Divine Dessert Night Pop Up Restaurant, a Vegan Wine & Uncheese Event, a Seed Swap and Garden Planning Workshop, a Vegan Pop Up Picnic, “Un”cooking Kids Culinary Classes at River Market, and a lunch hour dance event at River Market called Lunch Beat. What’s her next event? James Bond Supper Club! She also runs a culinary group at: http://www.

Ray was born and raised in the Royal City, graduating from NWSS in 1987. He played Jr. A and Sr. A Lacrosse for the Salmonbellies and as part of his commitment to giving back to the community, he is currently the assistant general manager of the Jr. A team. He spent over a decade in Downtown Vancouver as a stock trader and broker, before returning to New Westminster to begin Cloud 9, a confectionary manufacturer and wholesale company. After rebranding Cloud 9 in 2011 and creating Cloud 9 gluten-free flour, he opened the first gluten-free bakery in New Westminster on Royal Avenue. Along with looking after a growing business and coaching, Ray and his wife Carin are raising two children in the neighbourhood where he grew up.








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Kendra is executive director of the Downtown New Westminster BIA, launched the Multicultural Festival almost a decade ago, and this year led the re-launch and rebranding of that festival and the Royal City Show & Shine. In the past she worked at the Royal City Star Riverboat Casino as marketing and HR coordinator, then manager of food & beverage operations, and was part of the start-up team at Starlight Casino when it opened in 2007. As the face of the BIA, she has recently enjoyed working with others on projects such as the opening of Westminster Pier Park and the Downtown Mosaic Tile Project. She serves on the executive of Community Volunteer Connections and Tourism New Westminster.

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Blair is communications manager for the City of New Westminster. With two decades of experience in strategic communications and public relations, he has worked on Parliament Hill, and in Victoria as a senior advisor to a cabinet minister. In 1998, he launched a communications consultancy serving private and non-profit clients. In 2008, he was hired as the City of New Westminster’s first communications manager. He has since led the city’s re-branding efforts, guided the development of a new corporate website and recently spearheaded a social media push that has seen the city engage a new generation of citizens. He is also a founding member of NEXT New West.

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Communicating in a Marriage impacted by Hearing Loss. hear and understand. In other words, they can stop participating in their life. Perhaps they no longer want to spend time with the grandchildren (children's voices can be difficult to understand). People with a hearing loss can feel as if they are a burden to their spouse and sadly, they can feel stupid in social and listening situations-which they come to dread.

It is frustrating when you live with someone that has a hearing loss! When you have to repeat something over and over before you are understood, can fray the nerves. Countless arguments happen because of misunderstandings or out of sheer frustration when trying to be understood. A normal conversation is spontaneous. When a spouse says, “Look at that” and has to repeat it several times, they will finally get to, “Never mind”. Conversations can become limited over time, with very short answers losing the richness, the flow and even the humor. A loss of intimacy begins to happen and there can be a sense of loneliness for the husband and wife. The spouse and family members often substitute as the interpreter and this short-term solution can have side effects. Friction and resentment is often a result for the person who is doing the “listening and repeating”. For the person with a hearing loss, they can see the look on their spouse or child's face when they have to ask that something be repeated. It is hard for people to shout for the third time without looking angry. The result to the hearing impaired person? Withdrawal. They simply begin to stop putting themselves in situations where it is difficult to

There are a few simple things to help ease the situation and help people to communicate. Tell people you have a hearing loss, too simple to believe but very difficult for people to do. The statement can get an immediate understanding from people in the conversation.  Ask people to speak directly to you, keep your eyes on the person speaking! We communicate with body language and nonverbal cues.  Remind your spouse not to talk to you from another room, again it's simple, but we need (even those with normal hearing) the non-verbal cues.  If you need hearing instruments, just like your glasses, wear them! 

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Hyacks out of playoff hunt, JVs lookin’ good Any hopes the New Westminster Hyacks had of reaching the B.C. AAA high school football playoffs came to a crashing halt at Mercer Stadium on Friday. That’s when the West Vancouver Highlanders hammered the Hyacks 62-30 leaving New West without a win in the Western Conference standings heading into the last week of the season. After going 3-1 in the exhibition season, the Hyacks have gone winless in five conference contests. “I can’t really put my finger on why. I really believe this is a high-character group, and they were better than last year’s team. I honestly believe that, but everyone else is better this year,” said Hyacks head coach Farhan Lalji “You are what your record says you are.” Friday’s game started off as a nightmare with the Hyacks going down 14-0 just 59 seconds into the first quarter. New West fumbled the opening kickoff and after West Van scored they recovered an onside kick

and went in for a second touchdown. Along with needing a nine-point win to keep their playoff hopes alive, the deficit seemed to dissolve their confidence. “This team dating back the last three years has lost a lot of games, and learning to win is tricky. Sometimes you get into negative situations and [affects your] confidence,” said Lalji. “I’m not sure they always believed, or they let themselves go back to old patterns.” Highlanders quarterback Johnny Franklin was on fire passing for 314 yards and six touchdowns, as well as rushing for more than 100 yards and scoring two TDs himself. New Westminster QB Tommy Robertson connected on 10 of 15 passes for 146 yards including a 21-yard touchdown toss to Tristan Sands and one interception. He also scored on a 67 yard touchdown run. Pavan Mrock had a 72-yard TD romp while Aldrin Asuncion scored on a 23-yard major. Sands finished with six catches for 102 yards.

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On defence, Jordan Chin had eight tackles while Sonu Kainth had six and a quarterback sack. Their season will conclude when Victoria’s Mount Douglas Rams, the top-ranked AAA team in the province, visits Mercer on Friday at 3:30 p.m. However, there’s a lot to look forward to next year considering the junior varsity squad will be looking to clinch the Western Conference title when they take on Mt. Douglas at Mercer Stadium on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Last week, the Hyacks downed the Highlanders 34-20. Mackenzie Ratcliffe was in on two touchdowns in the first quarter, one on a pass to Matt Seymour and the second he scored himself along the ground. In the second quarter, Jamie Shiho threw a TD toss to Marc Massicotte. In the second half, Daniel Steeves and Tyrone Morgan scored touchdowns along the ground. ALAN WARDLE/HYACKS The Hyacks lead the West with a 4-1 New Westminster Hyacks defender Tommy Robertson (15) jumps for record just ahead of Mount Douglas a ball with help from teammate Matthew Seymour (85) during last and Vancouver College at 3-2. Friday’s 62-30 loss to the West Vancouver Highlanders.

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The Douglas College Royals blanked the Vancouver Island University Mariners 3-0 at Quest University in Squamish on Sunday to win the Pacwest men’s soccer championship. Royals captain Dylan Myers, a New Westminster secondary grad, scored the second goal with the first going to Pacwest most valuable player Sahil Sandhu, who went to Burnaby Central. The final goal was scored by Jag Gill. Sandhu also scored in Douglas’ 4-1 semifinal win over the Kwantlen Polytechnic University. The Royals are the hosts for the national championship, Nov. 7-11 in Coquitlam, which means the Mariners will also get to participate.


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Clan roll over Red Storm



New Westminster’s Priya Sidhu battles to tie up Burnaby defender Martina Fadl during their under-12 girls field lacrosse match, Saturday at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West.

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New Westminster secondary grad Casey Chin was the Simon Fraser University Clan’s top tackler as they defeated the Dixie State College Red Storm 58-47 in Great Northwest Athletic Conference football in St. George, Utah, Saturday. Chin finished the game with six and a half tackles. Defensive back Keynan Parker, a New Westminster native, also forced a fumble for SFU which improved to 3-5 in GNAC play with the win. Quarterback Trey Wheeler completed 36 of 54 passes for 482 yards and six touchdowns to set a GNAC single game record. Lemar Durant caught 12 passes for 228 yards and four touchdowns. Running back Bo Palmer also scored two TDs while rushing for 99 yards on 26 carries. SFU wraps up


New Westminster Hyacks grad Kia Van Laare leads the Simon Fraser University Clan women’s basketball team down the floor during their opening exhibition game of the season against the Douglas College Royals. Van Laare scored six points.

their home schedule by playing first-place Humboldt State at Terry Fox Field on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Van Laare pots points Guard Kia Van Laare of New Westminster scored six points in 19 minutes

of play as the Clan’s women’s basketball team opened its exhibition season by downing the Douglas College Royals 101-40 Friday. Their next opponent was sure to be a much tougher challenge, as the Clan were scheduled to play

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Victory in overtime SFU’s men’s soccer squad, which clinched first place last week (11-1-1 GNAC, 15-1-1 overall), got a hardfought 1-0 overtime win over second place Seattle Pacific University Falcons on Saturday. John Hodnett, who hails from Wolverhampton, England, scored for the Clan which wraps up its season by playing host to the Western Washington Vikings on Sunday at 3 p.m. The women’s team finished up its season with a 5-0 loss to the Central Washington Wildcats in Ellensburg, Wash. They went winless in 14 GNAC games and had just one win overall.

Wolves win In women’s volleyball, SFU lost 25-22, 25-15, 25-13 to the Western Oregon Wolves in Monmouth, Ore., Saturday. The Clan, who are 1-12 in GNAC play and 4-16 overall, will play the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in the SFU West Gym on Thursday at 7 p.m., and the University of Alaska-Anchorage on Saturday.

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COAST Meridian. 2nd & 3rd flrs of new hse. 4 Bdrms, beaut view, nice kit, pri entry. $2500. (604)812-7577

NEWLY RENOVATED COQUITLAM Centre, nr schls/college. 4Bdrm, 2baths, recroom, storage, lrg yrd. $1600. 604-939-0273.




Notice is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of John Ellison Mills, otherwise known as John E. Mills and John Mills, Deceased, late of 3382 Lealand Court, Burnaby, British Columbia, are hereby required to send particulars of their claims to the Executors at the following address:


The Scrapper


2 hr. Service (604)209-2026

C/O McQuarrie Hunter LLP, Barristers & Solicitors Attention: ALLISON M. CATHERWOOD #1500 – 13450 102nd Avenue Surrey, B.C. V3T 5X3 before the 24th day of November, 2012, after which date the Executors will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to claims of which the Executor then has notice.


BURNABY 3 bdrm upper, 2 baths, nr skytrain, Metrotown, BCIT, bus. All appli’s, garage.Ns/np. $1400/mo Call 604-438-0786. COQUITLAM, 1018 Quadling Ave. Oct 1. Newly reno’d 3bdr upper flr, 5 appl, F/P, 1375sq/ft, $1200. no pets, call 604-454-4540. ~COZY BRIGHT OLDER HOME~ 3 bdrm main flr nr Coq Ctr & WCE, utils incl quiet area, $1300. 604626-3412 NO SMOKING NO PETS PORT MOODY - HERITAGE MTN. Ravine Drive. 5 Bdrms + lrg office, 3-5 baths, 3000 sq.ft. on 2 floors, gorgeous city view from both floors, dble garage, ensuite with jacuzzi, spacious decks back and front, $2200. Avail Nov1. 604-725-4873




1 BEDROOM Basement Suite in Queensborough. $700 includes utilities. New laminate flooring and tile and paint. No smoking, no pets. Avail Nov 1. Please call 604-6178262 BURNABY Edmonds area. 2 Bdrm bsmt suite. Avail now. N/S, N/P. $900/mo incl hydro & cable. Call: 604-544-1022 or 604-815-1500. PORT COQUITLAM, 2/bdrm grnd level ste. Full bath. Sep entry. Cls to all amenities. $800/mo incl utils, cable, lndry. NS/NP (604)945-5911 Port Moody Furn lge bright 1 bdrm on main Lam flr $1000 cbl/net W/D incl NS/NP Nice view 604-937-0855 PORT MOODY, Heritage Mtn, 2 Bdrm, large, w/view, + office space, 1300 sq.ft., insuite w/d, all appls. $1100. Avail Nov1. 604-725-4873.


New West- McBride Place. 415 Ginger Drive. 2 bdrm T/H. Family Housing. Close all amens, schls, transit. Pet friendly great loca. $1015/m. Call Now! 604-451-6676 PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares req’d. Close to WCE, schools & shopping. No subsidy available. 19225 119th Ave. For more info & to book an appt. call 604-465-1938

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A32 NewsLeader Wednesday, October 31, 2012


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Fresh & Crisp

Ambrosia Apples

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Bakers Potatoes (10lb bag)

$1.99 ea

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Brentwood Town Centre Lougheed Town Centre

Royal City Centre

Marine Way Market

58 - 4567 Lougheed Hwy Beside IHOP 604.298.8299

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October 31, 2012  

Section N of the October 31, 2012 edition of the Burnaby NewsLeader