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Rebrand Royal City: Rennie Condo marketer says city in good spot to attract young demographic Grant Granger

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Five month-old Ben Witte flashes his “Italian pizza maker” moustache, one of the handlebar styles he’s sporting on his favourite soother to help raise money for prostate cancer research.

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participant, has turned into a serious campaign that’s already raised more than $200. Little Ben has a website to take pledges. He also has a selection of moustaches, thanks to the crafty handiwork of his mom, Julia, who cuts a weekly progression of handlebar styles from black felt and attaches them to his favourite soother. “Who can resist a baby with a moustache?” says the Sapperton resident, admitting she doesn’t much care for the lip adornment.

Ben Witte can’t grow a moustache, but he’s not letting that stop him from participating in Movember. Ben is five months old. He can barely grow hair on his head. Movember is a worldwide effort to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues through facial hair. What started out as a bit of a family lark in support of Ben’s uncle James, an annual Movember



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“He’s pretty easygoing about it.” Movember began in 2003 as a bet between buddies in Australia to see who could grow the best moustache. Friends and family soon joined in and transformed the challenge into a fundraising effort for prostate cancer research. Last year more than 854,000 participants around the world raised $125.7 million. And while Ben’s contribution to the cause is in good fun, Julia says she’s all too aware that advances now could benefit her young son

when he’s older. In fact, the motto for Ben’s fundraising campaign is “let’s raise some money for research and treatment now so that maybe when I grow up prostate cancer won’t be so scary!” And with that, Ben pops out his moustachioed soother and flashes a gummy grin. • To learn more about Movember, go to To donate to Ben’s effort, input Baby Ben in the search bar.




If New Westminster can do a good job rebranding itself, the city will be attractive to young homebuyers, says renowned Vancouver condo marketer Bob Rennie. The owner of Rennie Marketing Systems made the comments in a keynote speech at a one-day New Westminster economic forum, titled The New New West held at the River Market on Thursday. Rennie told the lunch-hour crowd transit accessibility is something New West can market to young people who don’t want to give up their skateboards, their $3,000 bicycles or their lifestyle. “Thirtysomethings love what New Westminster has to offer,” said Rennie. He said those under 28 are foregoing the automobile. Their social life revolves around smartphones and iPads, not their cars, which makes residential development near SkyTrain desirable. Please see Drop, A4

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ENVISION 2032 VISIONING SURVEY Envision 2032 will inform and guide City activities in the future using a sustainability lens, including our plans, policies, projects and practices.

CITYPAGE 2012 HYDRANT CUP CHARITY HOCKEY GAME The New Westminster Firefighters Charitable Society will be hosting the 7th Annual Hydrant Cup charity hockey game featuring Vancouver Canucks Alumni vs. New Westminster Firefighters at 7:00pm on Friday, November 30, 2012 at Queen’s Park Arena. Canuck Alumni players include Bill Ranford, Cliff Ronning, Jyrki Lumme, and Richard Brodeur.

The first step in the Envision 2032 process is to create a clear vision for each policy area using community input. We need your help to create our vision!


COUNCIL MEETINGS Monday, November 19 No Council Meeting Please note that council meetings are now video streamed online.

Please visit for more information and to access the visioning survey, or send us an e-mail at or call 604-515-3767. The survey closes November 30.

WEST END RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The West End Residents’ Association will hold their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 7:00 pm at Unity In Action Church, 1630 Edinburgh Street.

This family-friendly event will feature an outdoor BBQ, jazz band, frisbee toss game, and raffle and door prizes. Tickets and $10 family passes are available at Glenbrook Fire Hall or Queen’s Park Arena.

Agenda items will include:

Money raised will support local charities in New Westminster as well as other lower mainland groups. Enjoy a fun evening and help support the community!

- Confirmation of WERA boundaries to include residents of River Drive

For more information, please call 604-519-1000.

EMERGENCY WORKSHOPS Coping with Natural Emergencies Workshops will be presented over four days at the New Westminster Public Library. Three workshops will be in Chinese and the fourth in English with Chinese interpretation and all will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Register for one or more or for all sessions. Thursday, November 15 – Earthquake Emergency Preparedness Thursday, November 22 – First Aid Workshop Thursday, November 29 – Coping with Stress These workshops will be presented in Chinese. Thursday, December 6 – Coping Skills in the Event of A Natural Disaster This workshop will be presented in English with Chinese interpretation available. The workshops are co-sponsored by New Westminster Public Library and MOSAIC’S Settlement Program. For more information and to register phone MOSAIC at 604.438.8214 ext 104 or email

CONNAUGHT HEIGHTS RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION MEET AND GREET Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 7:00 pm, Connaught Heights Pentecostal Assembly - 2201 8th Ave Coffee and pastries will be served! Come out and join your residents association and neighbours for an informative meeting about the association and our Connaught Heights neigbourhood. We are expecting two members of the New Westminster Policing Committee to be available at the start of our meeting to answer questions. An updated agenda will be available on our blog on Nov. 14, 2012. Important fine print to be aware of! - To be considered for nomination for a position on the executive council, you must be a member in good standing (paid member) at least 60 days BEFORE the AGM - Residents wishing to vote at the AGM must be a member-in-good-standing for at least 30 days BEFORE the AGM. If you have any questions or concerns regarding CHRA’s bylaws or membership please feel free to contact your association:

- The election of officers and appointment of directors - Report on Residents’ Associations/City of New Westminster quarterly meeting regarding communication Everyone is welcome! For more information, please call Elmer Rudolph at 604521-3346.

GRADE 6 STAY ACTIVE PROGRAM APPLICATION DEADLINE! This is a reminder that the last day to apply for a Grade 6 Stay Active pass will be Thursday, November 15th, 2012. Eligible students received their application form through their school in early October. For more information, please contact Sandy Earle at

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION INCENTIVE PROGRAM Charge Up Your Customers with an Electric Vehicle Charging Station. Provincial incentives of up to $4,000 are available for the purchase and installation of public electric vehicle charging stations. Metro Vancouver, in partnership with the City of New Westminster, would like to help you to access these incentives! Being a host will show community leadership, increase the profile of your business and attract customers. The rebate and technical support are available until November 30th. FREE Info-Sessions are being held across the region: November 14, 9:00 AM Metro Vancouver Office at Metrotown Place III 10th Floor Meeting Room, 5945 Kathleen Avenue Burnaby November 16, 9:00 AM Chuck Bailey Community Centre 13458 - 107A Avenue Surrey November 15, 9:00 AM District of North Vancouver Municipal Hall 355 West Queens Road North Vancouver November 19, 9:00 AM Coquitlam City Council Chambers 3000 Guildford Way Coquitlam

Karl Brysch, CHRA President at 604-523-1455

These “power” briefings are one hour. Experts are available afterwards to answer questions. No RSVP required.

Mike Walmsley, CHRA Vice President at 604-522-4512.

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Pattullo Bridge was Duff’s deal Seventy-five-year-old span born during Depression Grant Granger

a bridge during The Great Depression would seem like A gleaming, brand-spanking political suicide these days. But new Pattullo Bridge officially when Premier Thomas Dufferin opened Nov. 15, 1937 with a (Duff) Pattullo took charge of the great deal of fanfare about how province in the 1930s, his solution modern it was. The ceremony’s was to emulate U.S. President official souvenir program bragged Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal the span was “planned not only with a Little New Deal, says local to meet all requirements of today historian Archie Miller of A Sense but to anticipate traffic expansion of History research services. for years to come.� “He believed in getting involved Seventy-five years later the in helping people, and took to weathered and rusted structure heart what had to be done to help soldiers on, although “years to people,� says Miller. come� ran out decades ago. Pattullo proposed a health The connection across the insurance scheme, a higher Fraser River between Surrey and minimum wage, more money New Westminster was well used for schools, measures to ease long before the first rivet was the plight of the poor and drilled on the Pattullo. The first unemployed, and the building of crossings were done by the K de public works projects such as a K and Surrey ferries. In 1904, a big bridge named after him. wooden bridge was completed There was a lot of discussion that carried trains on one level about where to put it. There was and carts, pedestrians, produce, some talk of connecting right horses, cattle, and assorted farm into Downtown New Westminster animals on another. or down river where the George Then Massey along came Tunnel is Building a bridge the motor now. Facts from Pattullo Bridge opening vehicle, and There ceremony in 1937: the bridge were also Length including approaches: 7,800 feet quickly discussions Width: 46 feet became about Channel: 160 feet obsolete it being Vertical clearance: 150 feet because bigger, Structural steel: 5,300 tons it was too possibly Reinforcing steel: 1,600 tons narrow for six or eight Concrete: 62,000 cubic yards two to pass lanes, says each other. A Earth excavation: 180,000 cubic yards Miller. The Cement: 100,000 barrels paddle had reaction Timber: 2,000,000 board feet to be passed when back and that was forth from suggested, one end of the bridge to another he says, was “My God, what to indicate if the bridge was are you thinking? Never in our occupied or not. history will you see enough cars.� It was, however, the only Eventually the decision was physical crossing west of Mission, made to go ahead at one of with ferries patrolling up and the narrowest spots on the down the river taking people Fraser. Construction began in across. September 1935. The province bought 10 properties on the Little New Deal New Westminster side to make it Spending money to build happen.

Above: The Pattullo Bridge in 1937. Left: An artist’s version in menu for the luncheon at Queen’s Park Arena that followed the opening ceremony on Nov. 15, 1937.

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Ceremonial celebration It took two years and two months to build at a cost of $4 million—big bucks in those days. To pay for it, users were charged a toll that wasn’t removed until 1952. Finally getting a crossing that spanned the waterway that divided the region was a big deal back then, and something to celebrate. A beautiful eightpage official souvenir program was produced for the opening ceremonies and a fancy threecourse luncheon was served at Queen’s Park Arena. The bridge not only connected Fraser Valley farmers to their markets, but also was an important link to the financial heart of B.C. in downtown Vancouver with McBride Boulevard, 10th Avenue, and Kingsway being the province’s official highway before the freeway was built in the 1960s. “It does allow people to get into Burnaby, New Westminster and Vancouver. And people can now go the other way,� says Miller. Following the Second World War in the late 1940s and into the 1950s, the economy improved dramatically and the Pattullo proved its worth. “As soon as the war is over you now have quite a boom in gas and cars, “says Miller. “The C




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As the years go by, other crossings were built like the Port Mann, Queensborough, Alex Fraser, Knight Street, Oak Street and Arthur Laing bridges, and the Massey tunnel. And as the years went by, vehicles got wider and wider, and the gap between side view mirrors got narrower and narrower. For drivers, the trip across the Pattullo became scarier. During the ’90s and into this century the span became notorious because of all the fatal accidents, forcing authorities to close the inside lanes overnight to reduce the death toll. As the 75th anniversary of Duff Pattullo cutting the ribbon on the state-of-the-art bridge neared, TransLink, which is responsible for the Pattullo, announced the structure is in trouble. The deck, girders, and structural components show signs of corrosion and deterioration. A 2007 report to TransLink determined the bridge is vulnerable to collapse even if there’s only a moderate earthquake. As any whiteknuckled driver going over the bridge knows, the Pattullo’s lanes are too narrow CY CMY

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Drop the Royal City moniker: Rennie ⫸

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Rennie said the condominiums have to be designed for that demographic. He said more developments are providing less parking for their units, and that’s a trend that will continue. Instead of having developers meet parking requirement guidelines, he suggested the city impose, for example, a surcharge of $5,000 per unit that doesn’t have parking, and then using the money to create more parking in the area. The developer can also pass on the savings it gets from having to build less parking to its buyers. “It’s a creative way to create affordability and make it

attractive to young buyers,” said Rennie. “The younger consumer won’t trade lifestyle for debt, and New Westminster will win out. It’s what this demographic will crave.” He also suggested New Westminster look at how density evolves in the city. “New Westminster can be anything it wants to be. Now is the time to act on it. Do not just do density, plan it,” he said. Rennie called the city’s decision to build an office tower above the new civic centre—despite original partner Uptown Property Group backing out—a “brilliant business risk.” He said he shocked city officials

when he recommended they go with Uptown’s offer instead of accepting many of the residential proposals made to the city. “To me it’s one of the more brilliant moves being done around the Lower Mainland,” Rennie said. “You have to take the first step and they will come. This will be a catalyst.” He also applauded New Westminster for looking to attract health care jobs. “You’ve already cornered the wedding dress market, so you can take the same attitude over to [attracting health care jobs],” said Rennie. Rennie tells his staff that

businesses survive because of their similarities to others. “But you will only be known for your differences,” he added. “The question to ask is ‘Is New Westminster to Vancouver what Brooklyn is to Manhattan? Is it what Marin County is to San Francisco?’ The quick answer is no, and no. What does New Westminster want to be, and is the council prepared to do what it takes to do so?” He suggested a good place to start was with the NW acronym which can stand for so many things, including Northwest. “You can take [NW] in many different directions,” he said before jokingly adding, “If you

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use it I want $500,000.” One place the city could start, he suggested, was to ditch the Royal City moniker for something more contemporary. “For some reason, maybe it’s my age, but it reminds me of a can of peaches,” he said referring to a company that used to package fruit in royal blue tins. “You’re not Brooklyn, you’re New Westminster. Develop your brand. Protect your brand.” When he thanked Rennie for his appearance, Mayor Wayne Wright laughed as he said getting rid of the ‘Royal City’ slogan is “blasphemy” in New Westminster.

Talk focuses on how boys learn Educator and author Barry MacDonald, who has specialized in learning for boys, is coming to New Westminster. In his talk, MacDonald will help parents, teachers and caregivers understand how gender patterns influence boys as they grow up and develop. It will be held at the Massey Theatre, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $10 until Nov. 20 and $12 at the door. They are available online at or by phone at 604-521-5050 or at the theatre box office. Free child minding is available by registering at

Vehicle thefts down There were 25 per cent fewer vehicle thefts in New Westminster during the first six months of 2012 compared to 2011 according to figures released by the Insurance Corporation of B.C. The statistics show there were 67 vehicle thefts in 2012, which was 22 less than what occurred in the first half of 2011. The numbers have dropped every year since 2003 when bait cars were introduced to deter criminals. That year there were 381 vehicle thefts in New West, and there has been a 82 per cent reduction since then. Overall, the Lower Mainland has seen a 78 per cent drop since 2003, and 19 per cent decrease between 2011 and 2012.

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The recently rebranded Shops at New West Station will have its grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The complex, formerly known as Plaza 88, is part of a major mixed use development at Eighth and Columbia streets, and includes more than 40 shops and services including Safeway, Landmark Cinemas and Shoppers Drug Mart. It was purchased by First Capital Realty in June. The grand opening will include entertainment, a barbecue (12:30 to 1:30 p.m.) and prizes.

Map historian to discuss book Map historian Derek Hayes will discuss his recently released book, British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas at the next meeting of the New Westminster Historical Society. The book features more than 900 maps, many being published for the first time. Hayes will do his free talk at the public library auditorium on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. For more information on Hayes go to www.

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District hires consultant to address finances years to come.” Axford will also review the 2012-13 budget to determine if it has been affected by what led to the deficit, prepare a deficit repayment plan, devise a stakeholder consultation process and “recommending changes in policies, procedures, and practices to achieve effective accountability and transparency in budget matters at all levels of the organization.” In 2011, Axford received an honourary life membership from the B.C. Teachers’ Federation.

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Workshops on how to cope with natural emergencies will be held at the New Westminster Public Library on successive Thursday afternoons. Three will be in Chinese starting with earthquake emergency preparedness on Thursday, Nov. 15. That will be followed by a first-aid workshop on Thursday, Nov. 22 and coping with stress the following Thursday. The final workshop on coping skills during a natural disaster will be Thursday, Dec. 6, and will be in English with Chinese interpretation available. The workshops run 1 to 4 p.m. To register for one or more of the sessions contact MOSAIC at 604-438-8214, ext. 104, or


The Independent Investigation Office has taken over the file of the armed standoff outside the Starlight Casino in Queensborough last Thursday. The incident ended just before 11 a.m. with shots being heard. New West police later confirmed a man, who had been in car in the casino’s parking lot surrounded by police vehicles, including the emergency response unit, for nearly five hours, had been taken to

hospital in an ambulance and that no one else had been injured. Police closed the Queensborough Bridge due to the incident which began before 6 a.m. It was reopened after the incident concluded. The bridge closure backed up traffic all over New West and Burnaby during the morning rush hour.


A former Ministry of Education finance director has been hired as a consultant to figure out how New Westminster’s 2011-12 budget came in with a $2.8 million deficit, and to determine how to fix it. Joan Axford was director of school finance for the ministry from 1990 to 1998. She has also served as secretary-treasurer with the Saanich school district. She is also on the board of trustees for the B.C. teachers’ pension plan which she was appointed to by the province in 2001. “We are extremely fortunate to have Ms. Axford working with us as part of our deficit recovery process,” said New Westminster board chair James Janzen in a press release. “Her depth of experience in the area of school finance, her background and epertise with budget processes, and her provincial reputation and experience in working with the Ministry of Education will assist us greatly in developing an effective budget development and management plan that will serve us well in the months and

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It’s that time of year again. The mall parking lots are getting busier. Shoppers are moving with a little more pace in their step, glimmers of desperation flash in their eyes. It’s Christmas shopping season. For the next seven weeks, the familiar seasonal melodies being broadcast over store sound systems will be accompanied by the serious musings of retail analysts forecasting a holiday boon or dour sales, depending on the mood and confidence of shoppers of course. It’s frenetic. It’s not always fun. But there is another way. Every community has local shopping districts populated mostly by independent retailers, for example the Heights in North Burnaby, Downtown and Sapperton in New Westminster. Most of those retailers don’t have the floor space and broad selection of the chain and department stores. But they do have a passion for the products they sell, an intimate knowledge of their customers. Most have a stake in the community; they live as well as work there. And what they may lack in volume and variety, they more than make up for with uniqueness of their offerings and personal service. Independent merchants contribute to the vitality and vibrancy of neighbourhoods. Shopping local keeps more of your Christmas shopping dollars in the community. And it might just help take some of the stress out of the season.

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Salmon mystery far from solved


efore the 1,200-page, $25-million Cohen Commission report on the Fraser River sockeye salmon fishery slips beneath the waves, allow me to dip my toe into the river of data that has flowed by in the past three years. If your information on this hugely complex subject consisted of skimming a few news stories or watching protesters on TV, you will likely conclude what urban people have been indoctrinated with for years. The whole issue is salmon farms and whether they are bad or catastrophic. “Freeze new salmon farms on sockeye migration route: Cohen” said the headline on a Black Press report. Those who read past the headline would learn that Justice Bruce Cohen recommended a freeze on further salmon farms around the Discovery Islands group near Campbell River until 2020. It’s up to the industry to show by that time that the risk is “minimal,” or farms there should be shut down. A B.C. Salmon Farming Association spokesman said only


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nine of 70 B.C. salmon farms are in that area. There are no current applications for more. Let’s say you decide to plunge in, and download the full report from If you go to Volume 2, page 102, you will see a series of graphs that show sockeye runs from rivers other than the Fraser, from Washington all the way up to Alaska. It’s not a pretty sight. From Washington up to the Central Coast, the Skeena, Nass and up to Yukon’s Klukshu and Alaska’s Alsek, most runs show a decline starting in the 1980s or early 1990s. This includes runs that migrate down the west side of Vancouver Island, away from salmon farms. Alaska doesn’t allow farms, preferring “ranching” – a strategy that floods the ocean habitat with millions of hatchery

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fish. These are commercially fished and marketed as “wild.” B.C.’s North Coast has never had salmon farms. The area has been subject to a moratorium since an NDP-controlled legislative committee gave its verdict on the problem in 2008. The popular villain in those days was sea lice. Skeena MLA Robin Austin chaired the committee that called for an end to open-pen salmon farms in five years. Then-agriculture minister Pat Bell approved one NDP recommendation, a moratorium on salmon farms in North Coast waters. This was after the Pacific Salmon Forum conducted its own four-year study, led by former fisheries minister John Fraser. Similar to Cohen, Fraser concluded that there is no simple answer to this complex problem. And they agreed that salmon farms don’t explain it. Cohen’s report makes it clear that the problem is far larger than could possibly be explained by salmon farms. How about logging impact? Cohen concludes after much











testimony that stream protection has improved significantly during the time of observed sockeye decline. Impact from extra runoff due to pine beetle infestation couldn’t be evaluated. Poaching on the Fraser? Cohen didn’t get around to that. His biggest concern was climate change, warming sensitive river waters and affecting ocean conditions. During the Cohen commission hearings, the 2010 Fraser sockeye run came in gangbusters, with 35 million fish. One leading theory is that ash from an Alaska volcano fertilized the ocean, producing algae that supported more salmon feed. Could it be that salmon ranching from Alaska, Japan and elsewhere is simply depleting the food supply? That too is inconclusive. Finally, Tides Canada, a U.S. front group that diverts attention from U.S. salmon and oil tankers, spent $25,000 to publicize Cohen evidence. But only as it relates to B.C. salmon farms, and how bad they are.

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Jumbotron doesn’t belong in new Downtown I was disappointed to destructive.” hear that a jumbotron may He seems to believe every be erected at the New West promise, every assurance, every SkyTrain station in order to lofty goal and pipe dream laid bring attention to the retailers out by the Big Oil promoters at the station. and gives nary a thought to After seeing how the River little blips like the Enbridge Market is being resurrected pipeline spill of millions of with a new vision and how liters of toxic oil sands bitumen historic swag lights are into Michigan’s Kalamazoo proposed on Columbia Street River, still not fully cleaned up “evoking visions of New after two years and hundreds of Westminster’s Golden Mile,” millions of dollars in costs and having a jumbotron glaring at fines. drivers and pedestrians will not He has no worries about produce the ambiance that the a similar accident with the city is striving to achieve. Gateway scheme, he says, There have been articles simply because all-knowing comparing the rebirth of investors “will not permit one.” Downtown New Westminster I wonder why the pipeline similar to what is happening investors permitted one in in Gastown. What we need are Michigan? Can the investors funky independent retailers— deny accident permission to such as Brick & Mortar on earthquakes? Begbie and Mid-Century Since Big Oil has held sway Modern on Front Street. over much of the world for so I do not believe that we many years, I also wonder why need to be promoting more our planet suffers increasingly dollar stores and chain retailers. I do hope that the city 16th ANNUAL says a definite “no” to installing the jumbotron. Ursula MacLeod New Westminster

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The elevator at Honour House is big and beautiful. It ought to be because it cost big bucks and was a big headache. The pain, however, was eased greatly Friday. The B.C. Construction Association Foundation donated $65,000 to help defray the $250,000 cost for the elevator. The lift is big enough to hold a gurney making the New Westminster home—built to house first responders, armed forces and their families while they receive medical treatment— fully accessible. Honour House president Allan De Genova said the original budget for the elevator was around $50,000. But the project’s engineers discovered there was a lot more work to bring it up to code as well as building it so it was seismically safe and at the same time make it able to do what they wanted it to. “By the time we figured it out, it got to be big dough,” said De Genova. “It was frustrating in the early stages because we were

pushing so fast to finish it.” She recalled one woman Honour House was built cried when asked about with a great deal of help being able to stay at Honour from the Vancouver Regional House and then said, “I Construction Association. can’t even begin to tell you So when the provincial body what this has meant for my established a charitable family.” foundation, De Genova went Gordon said one family to its board seeking help and that really appreciated they were more than willing Honour House was that to do their part as well and of Canadian border guard make Honour House its first Lori Bowcock, an Ontario donation ever. native who was shot at “It was an illustration of a the Blaine border crossing very appropriate construction Oct. 16 and taken to Royal project that we wanted to Columbian Hospital in New support with the foundation,” Westminster for treatment. said BCCA president Manley “We didn’t tell anyone McLachlan. they were here because they Since paramedics, were besieged by the media firefighters and police are the every time they went to the first on the scene helping out hospital,” said Gordon. when there’s an accident at a “They said they were in GRANT GRANGER/NEWSLEADER construction site it also made Manley McLachlan, president of the British Columbia Construction Association presented the middle of one of their Honour House president Allan De Genova with $65,000 Friday to help defray the $250,000 cost toughest times and it was sense to provide support for the elevator capable of containing a gurney in the four-storey home on St. George St in amazing everyone in New to them and their families, New Westminster. McLachlan said. “We rely on Westminster just reached out those people heavily.” to them.” Although Honour House “[Rising costs are what] executive director in July. She said the other guests has been open for guests since happens when you get a great big, “We laugh, we cry, and we responded to the family’s plight September 2011, De Genova old home,” said De Genova. celebrate,” said Gordon of life at by making their breakfast every said $1.2 million still needs to be He’s given himself a year Honour House. morning. raised to cover the $4.8 million it to raise the rest, although he’s “The most touching moments “[Honour House] makes took to purchase and renovate the expecting to get at least $500,000 seem to be at 7:30 in the morning. everybody give. It’s a kind of pay large St. George Street property from an upcoming gala. The conversation in the kitchen is it forward,” Gordon said. that can accommodate up to 10 New Westminster resident the healing they do together. It’s families. Marg Gordon took over as an amazing, amazing place.”




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Oil terminal a danger zone, pipeline firm told Information sessions shift from inlet to Fraser Valley Jeff Nagel Black Press

The risk of a marine oil spill dominated the first public information sessions Kinder Morgan is hosting in the Lower Mainland on the planned twinning of its Trans Mountain pipeline. But the expected five-fold increase in the number of tankers sailing through the Second Narrows is not what worries Belcarra Mayor Ralph Drew. He believes the twin hulls, two pilots and three tethered tugs shepherding each big tanker, along with other precautions, mean the diluted bitumen should move safely through Burrard Inlet once it’s loaded. Instead, Drew is focusing on the Westridge terminal in north Burnaby as a critically vulnerable point where safety improvements are needed – whether or not the pipeline expansion proceeds. “That loading terminal sits directly on top of a fault zone,”

An oil tanker is docked at Westridge Terminal in Burnaby.The terminal is served by Kinder Morgan Canada’s Trans Mountain Pipeline, which runs from Edmonton to Burnaby. Kinder Morgan is seeking to twin the pipeline.

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Drew proposes double booms separated by an inflatable spacer be set up in the water around the terminal and tanker zone, instead of the single boom now used – making it much less likely that oil might escape in a bigger spill or choppy water. Residents along Burrard Inlet are also concerned about the bright lights and noise pollution at night from the big ships and Drew said he’s urging Port Metro Vancouver to address the problem now. Information sessions in the second half of November shift further inland along the Trans Mountain right-of-way, which runs through Burnaby, Coquitlam, Surrey and up the Fraser Valley near Highway 1. The pipeline was built nearly 60 years ago and homes, schools and other development has since sprung up along the route. But residents won’t know how close the new pipeline may come to their property until Kinder Morgan formally applies in late 2013 to build the $4.3-billion project and unveils the proposed corridor, which could deviate from the current one in some places. “They should definitely provide a clear route,” antipipeline activist Sheila Muxlow said. “It seems to us Kinder

Trans Mountain Project - $4.3-billion construction of second pipeline from northern Alberta. - Increases capacity from 300,000 to 750,000 barrels per day. - Tanker visits to rise from five to 25 per month. - Original pipeline to carry refined fuels like gasoline and lighter crude oils, new pipeline would carry heavier oil, including bitumen from Alberta oil sands. - New pump stations along 1,150-kilometre corridor and extra storage capacity in Sumas and Burnaby, along with expansion of terminal. - Regulatory review expected in 2014-15, followed by construction in 2016-17.

Morgan is going through this process in a backwards fashion.” Muxlow and others with the Pipe Up Network intend to bring their own protest message to the meetings and press Kinder Morgan over the firm’s safety record and capacity to handle spills. The potential risk to groundwater aquifers from an oil spill in Chilliwack and Abbotsford will be a key issue, she said.


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SUPPORT GROUPS Burnaby Hospice Society: Provides professional and volunteer-based grief support programs free-of-charge for Burnaby residents who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Ongoing weekly Walking Group for Grief, and the fall Adult Bereavement Support Group. Info: 604-520-5087 or mchute@


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Health Watch celebrates 25 years of helping seniors Marie Ferreira

Burnaby Health Watch Coordinator

The first health drop-in program in Burnaby for seniors of 55+ started in October 1987 and it was called Health Watch. A celebration to commemorate a quarter of a century of service took place Oct. 18 at Edmonds Community Centre for 55+ where it all started. It was originally funded by the federal government under New Horizons Program Grants and equipment was purchased through a donation from the Seniors’ Lottery of B.C. As time progressed three more programs were initiated in the rest of Burnaby: two in north Burnaby and one more in the south. All four programs are volunteer driven, acting under the umbrella of the Burnaby Partners in Seniors’ Wellness Committee. Over the past 25 years about 50 volunteers kept up the good work and carried the Health Watch program into the 21st century. Five program coordinators followed in each others’ footsteps over these two-and-a-half decades, organizing and giving guidance every week. More than 20 annual health fairs have also contributed to the health and well being of seniors in this time. Sadly, however, the latter had to be eliminated from the program due to a reduction in funding. Attendees of various cultural backgrounds meet together in a location, graciously made available by the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Burnaby. The kind staff at the Edmonds Community Centre for 55+ also plays a vital role in the smooth operation (such as by setting up furniture arrangements to accommodate the different services available). Blood pressure measurement, pulse rate, weighing, massage, therapeutic touch and exercises (which are mainly focused on core strength development) are offered on a weekly basis. An attendee once said: “Since I came to this program, I lost 30 pounds and my physician just loves it, because my blood pressure has gone right down!”

She acknowledged that the exercises “which I hate to do, because I’m not fond of exercises in general, but I do it here and now even at home because it is good for me and the regular weighing, were incentives which made me think before I eat and I feel much better.” An educational component is added by weekly presentations on various topics of interest for seniors, ranging from how to prevent chronic conditions (i.e. hypertension or high cholesterol), the correct use of prescription as well as natural medications and even what to do in case of an emergency like an earthquake, a flood or choking. Once a month, the presentation is replaced by a chiropody service, performed by a qualified nail-and-foot care nurse, one of the most popular components of the program. Often, attendees have come in agony due to a painful corn, calluses or overly long nails, because they have arthritis in their hands or too poor eyesight to take proper care of their feet. It surely is rewarding to often hear them leaving with “I came here limping, but now I’m ready to dance!” Attendees with diabetes are also assured of medically correct attention for their specific chronic condition which needs special care when it comes to their feet. This is the only service which is paid for by the attendee; the other services are available for a small suggested donation which presently is $2. However, if anyone is unable to afford this negligible amount, it is waived with the sweet knowledge that the attendee’s health comes first. Have you reached the age of 55 yet and heard of this program? Come and see what we can offer you to prevent ill health, improve your health situation or maintain the health you may already enjoy. Visit us on a Thursday between 10 – 11:45 am at Edmonds Community Centre for 55+ at 7282 Kingsway, Burnaby or phone us at 604-524-9060 and speak to Marie Ferreira, the coordinator for the past nine years. We are in easy reach with the public transit system and the location is wheel chair accessible.

Burnaby Parkinson’s Support Group: If you are a person with Parkinson’s or a caregiver interested in sharing ideas, coping strategies, information and resources, and good conversation you are warmly welcomed to this support group of the Parkinson Society British Columbia. When: Second Monday of each month, 1 to 3 p.m. Where: Confederation Park Community Centre, 4585 Albert Street, Burnaby. Info: Robbin Jeffereys, 604-662-3240 or

Alzheimer support group meets third Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. Where: New Westminster. Info: 604-298-0782. Burnaby Prostate Cancer Support Awareness Group: Meetings are held the 1st Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. - 12 noon at the Burnaby General Hospital, 3935 Kincaid St., second Floor Education Room ‘A’. At these meetings we try to create awareness, provide support and educate about Prostate Cancer. Info: Ian, 604421-8813 or

Burnaby Seniors Outreach Services Society: BSOSS offers free confidential support and assistance to seniors experiencing difficulties facing loneliness, problems with accommodations, emotional difficulties, abuse and other life challenges. Trained peer counsellors are available to offer understanding and emotional support. Info: 604-291-2258.

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Paper Tole: Come out and learn the art of creating three dimensional pictures by cutting, shaping and gluing paper. The group welcomes new members. When: Mondays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Confederation Seniors Centre, 4585 Albert St., Burnaby. Info: 604-2974816. Tuesday and Thursday Dance: Dance the winter blues away at Bonsor 55+ dance

programs. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. Each dance has a live band and light refreshments served. When: Tuesday dances run 12-3 p.m. and Thursday night dance goes 7:30-10:30 p.m. Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-4395510.

Social dancing for seniors (50+) is held every Sunday from 12:45-3:45 p.m. at Century House, 620 Eighth Street, New Westminster. Fivepiece live band and refreshments. No partners required. Info: 604-519-1066.

P l ay B i n g o every S a t u r d ay at the Edmonds Community Centre, 7282 Kingsway, Burnaby. Games start at 12:30 p.m. Info: Tom at 604-430-2763.

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Enjoy a game of snooker at the Edmonds Community Centre on one of four well-groomed tables. Burnaby Seniors’ Membership required. Info: Tom at 604-4302763.

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Taking charge of safety at home As we age, most of us would prefer to live in our own homes for as long as possible. This is also true for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and a familiar environment can help people with dementia connect to their past and maintain their sense of identity. However, when an aging parent or family member has lived in his or her home for years— perhaps decades—we tend to ignore potential safety issues because they have always been there. For example, a decorative rug might have added a feeling of warmth and comfort to a room in the past, but is now potentially a tripping hazard. Last week was National Senior Safety week in Canada, and a good reminder to identify potential safety concerns around the home and address them with some simple solutions. Below

THE CROSSWORD CLUES ACROSS 1. Afraid 7. Love grass 11. Hepburn/Grant movie 12. Opposite of good 13. Whale ship captain 14. A major U.S. political party 15. Rate of walking 16. A ceremonial procession 18. Unfolded 20. More pretentious 21. Ribbon belts 23. Himalayan wild goats 24. 100 =1 kwanza 25. Japanese wrestling 26. ___asty: family of rulers 27. Luteinizing hormone 29. British Air Aces 30. Being a single unit 31. Opposite of gee 33. National Guard 34. A stratum of rock 35. Have a yen for 37. Cornell tennis center 39. Iranian monetary units 41. Settings in a play 43. Olfactory properties 44. AKA platyfish 46. Free from deceit 47. Ireland 48. 007’s Flemming 51. & & & 52. Kidney, fava or broad 53. W. African country 55. __ Frank’s diary 56. Induces vomiting

There are several things to do to ensure medications are safely used for a person who is experiencing Alzheimer’s or other dementias.

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Help to prevent slips and falls in the home by removing throw rugs, loose carpeting and clutter from the floor. Ensure frequently travelled areas are well-lit, and put brightly coloured tape or paint around the edges of steps or around the bathtub to ensure they are clearly visible. In the bathroom, use a non-slip shower mat and sturdy shower bench, and install grab rails wherever extra support is needed. safety on the stairs

Consider adding a ramp with a slip-proof surface up outdoor steps. Ensure a handrail is in place on both sides of a set of stairs or a ramp. Ask your family member to remove reading glasses when climbing the stairs, and to avoid carrying objects such as laundry baskets while using the stairs. Cooking safety

Purchase appliances with automatic shut-offs to prevent fires. If the person with dementia can no longer safely use the stove, consider installing safety knobs as well. Make sure smoke alarms are in good working order and that there is a fire

extinguisher in the kitchen. Secure any potentially dangerous items, such as sharp knives, as appropriate. Choose food items that are nonperishable, such as canned goods, to prevent the person from accidentally eating spoiled foods. MediCation safety

Maintain an updated list of all medications and instructions on when and how to take them. Store medications in a dark and dry location, such as a cupboard. Keep medication in its original packaging. Consider using a 7-day pill organizer, a blister pack, or a pill dispenser with a timer; your pharmacist can advise you on what is available to use. Regularly check medications to ensure that nothing has expired. Keep prescriptions filled and bring extra medication when travelling in case of delays. If you would like more tips on home safety, you can access the booklet “At Home with Alzheimer’s Disease: Useful Adaptations to the Home Environment,” from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (see their website). You can also contact the Alzheimer Society of B.C. Dementia Helpline at 1-800-936-6033 to connect to services and information to help people with dementia and their families maintain quality of life on the dementia journey, or visit us at our website www.alzheimerbc. org to learn more about safety and other important topics.  

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 NewsLeader A19

Make early retirement a reality Retirement is a goal for nearly every working adult. Long considered a time to enjoy the fruits of a life’s worth of labours, retirement has become something else entirely over the last several years, when the struggling economy has convinced many aging workers that their opportunity to safely retire may never present itself. But retirement does not have to feel like a wild goose chase with the end goal nowhere in sight. In fact, many men and women who develop a plan early on can retire early, reaping the rewards of their success at an age when many people are still wondering if they can retire at all, much less retire early. ConduCt an immediate audit of your finanCes

The road to early retirement begins, quite frankly, very early. If your retirement goal is to retire early, conduct an audit of your financial situation as soon as possible, even if you are a relative

newcomer to the professional sector. Examine all of your debts and other liabilities, as well as your income and your potential earnings. It may be difficult to forecast potential earnings, but paint a realistic forecast with regard to your earning potential, and then use that to determine your standard of living and how much money you will need to maintain that standard upon retirement. This should give you an idea of how close or how far you are from early retirement and what you need to start doing now so early retirement can be a reality later on. don’t sell savings short

Men and women who retire at the traditional retirement age can count on certain benefits that early retirees aren’t eligible for. Senior discounts can decrease the cost of living for typical retirees. Younger retirees are not eligible for senior discounts, and

accessing a retirement account before a certain age can result in a substantial penalty. So men and women whose goal is to retire early should not underestimate the value of a healthy savings account. Retiring early will require a more robust savings account than if you were to retire at a more typical age, so calculate how much more you will need to save in order to retire early. Once you have calculated that figure, ask yourself if it’s realistic that you can save that money and what effect this increased emphasis on savings may have on your quality of life between now and the day you’ve targeted for early retirement. If you cannot realistically save enough money or if you have to sacrifice too much to make early retirement happen, then you might want to reconsider this goal.

aCCept saCrifiCes Making sacrifices with an end goal of early retirement may be easier for younger men and women who have yet to grow accustomed to a certain standard of living. Regardless of their age, however, those who hope to retire early will need to accept that they will have to make certain sacrifices to achieve their goals. These sacrifices can be considerable, such as downgrading to a smaller home, or relatively minor, such as cancelling a cable television subscription, but for the average worker they will be necessary to make early retirement happen. The earlier you can make these sacrifices the easier they will be, as it won’t be as hard to sacrifice something you’re not used to having. In addition, the earlier you make these sacrifices the quicker you will be on the road to early retirement.

periodiCally reassess how it’s going The road to early retirement will have its peaks and valleys, so periodically reassess how your plan is going and if you need to alter the plan in any way to make early retirement a reality. This reassessment should be conducted annually, and you must be completely honest with yourself. If the plan is going off course, determine the cause and if there’s anything you can do to catch up or if you need to change your targeted retirement date. Early retirement is a goal for many people. And despite the uneasiness many people feel with regard to retirement, early retirement can become a reality for diligent men and women who develop a plan and stick to that plan in the years to come.

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Wood smoke new burning issue in Metro Household fireplaces and wood stoves may face new rules Jeff Nagel Black Press

After fielding complaints for years about homes that burn firewood and smoke up the surrounding neighbourhood, Metro Vancouver says it will consider new regulations to help clear the air. No decisions have been made on exactly what approach to take, but regional district staff have concluded wood smoke from home fireplaces and stoves may pose a significant health risk. “The options range from an outright ban in urban areas to things like ensuring wood stoves meet certain emissions standards or having burning limited to so many days per month,” said Ray Robb, Metro’s environmental regulation and enforcement division manager. The region is working with the Vancouver Coastal and Fraser health authorities to get a better assessment of potential health impacts and the resulting study will be completed next year, helping guide decisions. Metro gets about 90 wood smoke complaints a year.

A staff report said residential wood burning can lead to spikes in fine particulate levels in neighbourhoods and accounts for an estimated 16 per cent of all fine particulate emissions in the region, compared to 10 per cent coming from all large permitted industries. But officials believe wood smoke causes an even higher proportion of harm to health because the emissions happen close to where people live and chimneys aren’t designed to dissipate smoke. “These two factors combined result in a relatively high fraction of wood smoke finding its way into human lungs,” the report said. Elevated particulate levels from wood smoke tend to happen in West Vancouver, Vancouver, Surrey, Richmond and Port Coquitlam, the report said, and exposure is highest when people burn in dense urban neighbourhoods. Not everyone is convinced action is needed. Langley City Coun. Gayle Martin, the vice-chair of Metro’s environment and parks committee, said Metro should leave the issue up to individual cities to regulate, if they wish.

Most who have wood-burning fireplaces in Metro Vancouver say they use them regularly. Half of those people say they don’t use them for heating.

“I don’t think Metro Vancouver needs to ban wood smoke,” she said, adding her city rarely gets complaints on the issue. “Look at wood smoke compared to vehicles,” Martin said. “Do you plan on banning vehicles? Are we going to ban something every time we get a complaint?” Martin said the consumer trend appears to be away from wood

fireplaces in favour of natural gas anyway. More than 230 wood stoves or fireplaces in the region have been upgraded to cleaner models since 2009 through a provincially funded rebate program, but thousands of older ones remain in use. New wood stoves and fireplaces now sold must meet B.C. standards and most are highly efficient and produce much less smoke than old models.

But even the newest models can be heavy polluters if people use wet, green wood, Robb noted. The two health authorities in 2011 told Metro evidence to that point did not justify tighter regulations and that more research was needed. Any new rules are expected to be lenient on residents who use wood as their sole source of heat. Robb said Metro wants to strike up a dialogue with residents on how it should proceed and what new rules would be supported. He predicted the region will focus on education and take a gradual, slow approach. “Things change,” he said. “If you asked 100 years ago if people might not be allowed to smoke in a restaurant, they’d say you were nuts.”

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VICTORIA – Chartered accountant Basia Ruta starts work in January as B.C.’s first auditor general for local governments. The new position caused a stir among local politicians when Premier Christy Clark made it part of her leadership bid for the B.C. Liberal Party. Her platform promised to expand the provincial auditorgeneral’s office to include a municipal auditor, and to “review the municipal taxation formula.” Clark’s ministers for local government, Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Ida Chong and now Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett, have emphasized that the Surrey-based Auditor General for Local Government will compare similar communities through performance audits and publish non-binding recommendations on which are more efficient. That is similar to how provincial and federal auditors work, relying on public pressure to move politicians to cut down waste. Local mayors and councillors balked when the idea came up at the 2011 Union of B.C. Municipalities convention.

Basia Ruta becomes B.C.’s first auditor general for muncipalities, starting in January.

Some complained about an extra layer of costly bureaucracy, while others said the province was going to impose tax rate changes on communities. Those concerns faded as local politicians were assured they wouldn’t lose autonomy, and also faced the prospect of campaigning against extra accountability. Clark promised

there would be no costs passed on to local governments to run the auditor’s office. UBCM president Mary Sjostrum, mayor of Quesnel, said Wednesday she welcomes Ruta’s appointment. Ruta has worked in the federal Auditor General’s office and was chief financial officer for Environment Canada, as well as in private practice auditing local government, hospital and community organizations. Tinkering with municipal tax rates, especially for industries that subsidize popular low residential rates, has been raised and abandoned before, and won’t likely be seen before the next provincial election in May 2013.

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Premier questions severance for recalled MLAs Tom Fletcher Black Press

VICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark has questioned a decision made in secret by an all-party committee to extend $127,000 in severance pay to MLAs who are recalled by voters. The decision was made in February 2011, at a time when recall campaigns were targeting B.C.

Liberal MLAs over the imposition of the harmonized sales tax. It was belatedly disclosed in minutes from the Legislative Assembly Management Committee, which began public disclosure of its proceedings this fall after a critical report from B.C. Auditor General John Doyle. The severance amount equals 15

CHOICEquotes Christy Clark, B.C. Premier I think a lot of people in a tough economy would look at that and say they don’t get it, and I am one of those people.

months of an MLA’s base salary, which was frozen at $101,859 a year in 2010, when the B.C. government imposed a two-year freeze on public service salaries. Severance has been

available to MLAs defeated in elections since 2007, and also to those who retire at election time before reaching six years in office, when they becoming eligible for a lucrative pension.

Penticton MLA Bill Barisoff is chair of the Legislative Assembly Management Committee.

Clark was asked Thursday about extending severance to recalled MLAs. She said the government doesn’t control the committee, which is chaired by legislative speaker Bill Barisoff and has both B.C. Liberal and NDP members. “I think a lot of

people in a tough economy would look at that and say they don’t get it, and I am one of those people,” Clark said. Clark added she has not had an opportunity to speak to committee members. Barisoff, MLA for Penticton, was one of the B.C. Liberals targeted in

anti-HST recall efforts that fell short. Barisoff defended the decision Thursday, telling reporters that MLAs who are recalled because of cabinet decisions rather than personal misconduct deserve severance so they can make the transition to another job. It can be difficult for defeated MLAs to find work, he said. The committee decided in 2007 to raise MLA pay to the current level, and set a formula for cost-ofliving increases. The premier’s base pay was set at 190 per cent of base MLA pay, while cabinet ministers and the leader of the opposition make 150 per cent. The premier and cabinet ministers have since been subject to a 10 per cent pay cut as long as the B.C. budget is in deficit.

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Metro to jack fines for bad dogs, other parks offences Regional district takes new steps to curb canine chaos Jeff Nagel Black Press

Higher fines of up to $1,000 could soon be slapped on dog owners who let their hounds break the rules in Metro Vancouver’s regional parks. The regional district’s board will vote on proposed bylaw changes at the end of this month, which are to apply in Metro’s 22 regional parks, such as Tynehead in Surrey, Campbell Valley in Langley and Pacific Spirit in Vancouver, but not municipal parks. The aim is to crack down on aggressive and dangerous dogs that pose a risk to people and other pooches. Park officers will be empowered to order owners to muzzle or leash an outof-control or dangerous dog, or remove it or ban

it altogether – owners who refuse could be fined $1,000. An unleashed dog or one caught in a no-dog area can trigger a $500 fine, while failing to pick up your dog’s droppings can set you back $250. Officials say those are maximum penalties that would be applied in extreme cases and officers are likely to stress education and warnings first. “In my personal opinion, I think they should be fined right away,” said Langley City Coun. Gayle Martin, vice-chair of Metro Vancouver’s environment and parks committee. “It’s long overdue.” Many parks already have off-leash fenced dog zones but Metro is also defining trails in some parks where dogs will also be allowed off-leash. Some leash-optional trails are to be included in Capilano River, Lynn Headwaters and Iona

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Proposed new fines in Metro Vancouver parks could mean an unleashed dog or one caught in a no-dog area can trigger a $500 fine, while failing to pick up your dog’s droppings can set you back $250.

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The Lost Fingers: Gypsy fusion band mixes the inspiration of legendary guitarist D j a n g o R e i n h a rd t , along with classic rock anthems from the 1980s (including songs by Madonna, Bryan Adams, AC/DC, and Michael Jackson), creating a funky blend that will have you out of your seats all night long. When: Friday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Tickets: $32 adults, $27 students and seniors. Nikkei Place Craft & Bake Fair: Come celebrate Christmas with a Japanese flair. From gorgeous traditional textiles to fun and funky contemporary items, as well as home baking and other delicious snacks, the craft fair has something to suit every taste. Free a dm i s s i o n. W h e n : Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17 and 18, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Nikkei Place, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby. Info: 604-7777000 or Spoken INK: Linda Svendsen, author of Sussex Drive, a satirical novel that makes the Canadian political scene accessible from the female perspective, is Spoken I N K ’s featured author. When: Tuesday, Nov. 20, 8 p.m. Where: La Fontana Caffe, 101-3701 East Hastings, Burnaby. Open Mic sign-up 7:30 p.m. Info: www. BurnabyWritersNews. or

SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: Moderator Jia Fei, senior lecturer at SFU leads a discussion of the embedded stereotypes of women and men in various media. Do these messages inform our values or beliefs, or do our values and beliefs inform media stereotypes? Everyone welcome. Registration and experience not required. Admission is free. When: Wednesday, Nov. 21, 7 p.m. Where: McGill branch library, 4595 Albert St., Burnaby. Info: 778-782-5215 or www.philosopherscafe. net.

N ew We s t m i n s t e r Historical Society: D e re k H aye s w i l l discuss his recently released book, British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas. This new book features over 900 maps, many published for the first time. The program is free and everyone is welcome. When: Wednesday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. W h e re : Auditorium, New Westminster Public Library, 716-6th Avenue, New Westminster. Info: Christmas at Overlynn Mansion: One of the province’s best preserved heritag e mansions is transformed into a yuletide salute. Spread the cheer by helping raise funds for seniors housing at Seton Villa. Admission is by donation and includes door prizes and complimentary apple cider and cookies. Guided tours of the 1909 mansion are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Sale of works by artisans, specialty gifts, and baked goods. When: Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 24-25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: 401 N. Esmond, Burnaby. Giant Flea Market: Lots of bargains, door p r i z e, c o n c e s s i o n . When: Saturday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: M ay w o o d Community School,

4567 Imperial St., Burnaby. Admission: 50 cents. Tables: $10. Info: 604-664-8208. Celebration: A solo exhibition of new works exploring life’s celebrations using the most romantic and iconic flower, the rose, as her symbol, by New Westminster Artist Marney-Rose Edge. When: Nov. 1-24, 1 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday. Where: Arts Council Gallery in Queens Park, at Centennial Lodge, New Westminster. Info: 604-525-3244 or www. artscouncilnewwest. org.

Art Show: Members of the Life Drawing Society of New Westminster will hold a group show with war veterans living at George Derby Centre. When and where: Nov. 1 to 30 at New Westminster Library, New Westminster.

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arTs & CulTurE Heritage Life Drawing Society: Exhibition of latest work. When: Runs until Dec. 7, Mon. to Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: The Network Hub, River Market, N ew We s t m i n s t e r. Info: w w w. heritagelifedrawing. com.

Van Dop Gallery: Carole Arnston presents an inspiring collection of new works in her solo exhibition, Red Zephyr, made up of dramatic and dynamic, abstracted floralscapes in the usual style of this enigmatic artist. W h e re : Va n D o p Gallery, 421 Richmond St., New Westminster. Info: 604-521-7887.

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Marina Roma-March, President of Third World Eye Care Society and Rodger Konkle of New Westminster and a member of Burnaby Lougheed Lions finish loading 10,000 used eye glasses that they have taken to the Philippines. The group of 13 volunteers will provide 10 days of free eye clinics and eye glasses to the poorest of the poor in Tondo, Philippines. Tally Vatankhah, an optometric assistant with Family Eyecare Centre in Royal City Centre is also a member of the team. Interested people can follow their adventures at .

Ben Taddei (left), Chief Operating Officer (COO), Bluetree Homes; Amanda McDougall – Group Marketing + Communications, Wesgroup Properties (right); and Dan Parmar, COO, Wesgroup Properties, present Adrienne Bakker, RCH Foundation President and CEO, with a cheque for $50,750 at their Brewery District Discovery Centre in support of Royal Columbian Hospital Donation Day, which raised more than $250,000 for critically needed equipment throughout the hospital.

On Oct. 30, the McKenzie sisters traipsed around their Massey Heights neighbourhood and delivered a note to the neighbours where they would normally Trick or Treat, saying they wouldn’t be collecting candy this Halloween, rather food for their local food bank and that every can would help. On Halloween they collected 106 cans plus $20 cash from their generous Massey Heights neighbours.

Randy Sears, General Manager, Starlight Casino, presents $5,000 to Laurie Tetarenko, vicepresident, Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation, in support of RCH Foundation’s SHINE Gala which raised nearly $200,000 (net) for the Multipurpose Interventional Suite campaign. The new suite has expanded cardiac, stroke and aneurysm care at RCH so that cardiovascular patients within the Fraser Health region will have access to these specialized services closer to their home.

The 17th Annual Pot of Gold Charity Golf Tournament held at Mayfair Lakes Golf Club (and sponsored by McQuarrie Hunter LLP) raised net proceeds of $30,000 this year, and has raised over $330,000 since it started in 1996. Pictured sharing in the proceeds are the three beneficiaries of the golf tournament. From left, Royal City Rotary’s President Les Hodgkins, Pathfinder Youth Centre Society’s Executive Director Ruth Lee, New Westminster Chamber of Commerce’s Director Frank Gregus with Royal City Rotarians Rick Molstad, Kathy MacKerricher, Alana McAllister-Hoem and Kelly Lum.

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A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, fencing, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936.

Gutters cleaned & repaired Handyman/Repair Services



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

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012 NewsLeader A31 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS



PETS 477


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

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

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But Dead Bodies!!



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


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

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604.587.5865 PATRICK’S RUBBISH REMOVAL *Landscape *Trimming *Yard Clean *Const. Clean. *ANYTHING!!! 1 Ton Truck. Call Patrick for Prompt Quality Service @ 604-808-1652.

PETS 477


AMERICAN COCKER Vet ✔, cuddly, family raised, paper trained. Exc pet! $700. 604-823-4393 Chwk. CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at or call 1 (604)820-2977 CHIHUAHUA/MULTI-POO puppies, ready now, asking $700/ea. leave msg or text: (604)751-0928



NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or POMERANIAN - 2 months old, black w/ a touch of white. 1st shot, vet checked. $550 (604)941-2959



• Swiss Mountain pups, short-hair, family raised, gentle, vet ✔ dewormed. $850. 604-795-7662


BIG BUILDING SALE...”THIS IS A CLEARANCE YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!” 20X20 $3,985. 25X24 $4,595. 30X36 $6,859. 35X48 $11,200. 40X52 $13,100. 47X76 $18,265 One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. ChillSpot is The COOLEST Dog Bed-A new and innovative, thermodynamically cooled dog bed, that enhances the cool tile surfaces our pets rely on during the warm weather months.

KEYBOARD, Yamaha TSA1500, cd ROM and manuals, like new, sell for $500. (604)824-1903




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Resort Spa Restaurant Golf Marina

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Refurbised 3 bdrm apt. Available immediately Cls to transit, shops & schools $1100/mo. No subsidy.

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1 Bedrooms available near Lougheed Mall and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Refs required.

Call (604) 931-2670






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








The Scrapper

Coquitlam 1/2 duplex 5 bdrm 2.5 baths carport NS/NP newly decorated Dec 1. $1800m. 604-939-9112 TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!


ONLINE AD: Local reach — until you cancel it!

Call 604.575-5555

2 hr. Service (604)209-2026



There is presently an amount due and owing of $22,765.36 plus any additional costs of storage, seizure & sale. Notice is hereby given that on the 5th day of December, 2012 or thereafter, the said bus will be sold.

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




****BC Area Foreclosures**** Free List w/pics $325K and Up These Homes Must be Sold



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MODULAR HOMES and park model homes factory direct wholesale. New single wides $37,209 doubles $73,486 Special winter discounts! Call The Home Boys 877-976-3737 or


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


NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF IRENE MARY MACDONALD, DECEASED, Formerly of 213-77 Jamieson Court, New Westminister, BC. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Irne Mary MacDonald are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor at 434 Glenwood Avenue, Kelowna BC., V1Y 5M1 on or before December 7, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. Robert Neil Lyon MacDonald, Executor c/o Geoffrey W. White Solicitor GEOFFREY W. WHITE LAW CORPORATION Barristers and Solicitors 434 Glenwood Avenue. Kelowna, BC., V1Y 5M1 Whereas; Laurence Bourassa, Fun City Sightseeing and 0862284 BC Ltd. is indebted to Toja Bus Accessories Inc. for repair’s on a 1992 Bluebird AARE Bus VIN: 1BABMB7A7NF049735


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




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


For more info. call Elite Bailiff Services at 604-539-9900



LimiteG Time Offer!


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Coquitlam Center Co-op

PORT COQUITLAM WAREHOUSE /SHOP with offices for lease. Avail immed. 2631 sq.ft.. Unit #7 2031 Lougheed Hwy. For more information, call: 604-880-9977.


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


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with the ClaVViÀeG


Sell your Home!

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


STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206



Please call 604-521-3448 for viewing.

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





PUREBRED GERMAN shorthaired pointer pups, to good homes only. $400.00 (604)826-2737


• • • • •


MATTRESSES starting at $99

Was $850k ~ Now $399,900

Searching for your dream home or selling it? This is the location. Listings include everything from acreage, farms/ranches to condos and waterfront homes. Visit



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

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





PRESA Canario / Pitt Bull puppies, 2 male, 2 fem. 1st shots/dewormed Ready to go. $400. 778-861-4147

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



*NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET* Pillow Top in Plastic. Mfr. Warranty Must Sell $200 ~ 604-484-0379

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988



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

Sandy 604 945 5864 COQUITLAM CENTRE, 2 bdrm. garden corner suite, 5 appl., $1100 mo. Dec. 1. (604)941-4454



1998 SATURN 4 dr auto, just A’crd, driven daily, well maint, newer tires, A1 in/out. $950 obo. (604)503-3151


Port Coquitlam - Maryhill furnished bdrm. shr’d kitchen / bath / living. Quiet older Non-Smoking House. $450/month 604.941.2959

Sell your Car! with the &ODVViÀeG

Power Pack…


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

1 BEDRM, bathrm, laundry shared, utilities included, $550. Call 604916-0046. Available Dec 1st. COQUITLAM Riverside, 3 bdrm ste priv ldry. N/S, avail Dec 1st. $1200 incl utils/cble/net. 604-941-6264 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

2006 KIA Sorento, AWD, 96 kms, $11,995 or $159 biweekly, #541845 BBB A+ Rating. 604-522-8889


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SUITES, UPPER 2007 Pontiac Wave, hatch, auto, 4 cyl, local, just 51K, as new, $6900 Jim 604-839-4535 DL6706

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

ONLINE AD: Local reach — until you cancel it!

Call 604.575-5555


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

Size not exactly as shown


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

COQUITLAM, 1018 Quadling Ave. Newly reno’d 3 bdrm upper flr, 5 appls, F/P, 1375 sq.ft., $1200/mo. No pets, call 604-454-4540.




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Westwood Plateau, 2 bdrm 900sf bsmt ste, 4 appls, sep ent NP/NS. $880/mo + 1/3 utils. 604-306-6136

BURNABY 3 bdrm upper, 2 baths, nr skytrain, Metrotown, BCIT, bus. All appli’s, garage.Ns/np. $1400/mo Call 604-438-0786.

LiPiteG Time Offer!


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




2010 Chev Aveo 5 hatch just 42K 4cyl local car fully optioned nice $8500 Jim 604-839-4535 DL6706

A32 NewsLeader Wednesday, November 14, 2012

PUBLIC NOTICE Hearing Loss and Walking.

Regarding Untreated Hearing Loss.

So what it says is okay, there's a relationship between hearing loss and ability to walk and what we now want to look at should be to intervene in that hearing loss more aggressively to prevent walking difficulties that may occur in the next few years. Bellantoni says that since declining ability to walk also predicts death, screening for hearing loss should probably be part of a general health assessment in an older person, and says all exams should begin with the physician watching the patient walk to the exam room.

Elizabeth Tracey, John Hopkins Medicine.

Hearing Loss results in decreased walking ability over time, a recent study in geriatrics found. Michelle Bellantoni, a geriatrics expert at John Hopkins, says the study gathered baseline data about both hearing and walking ability.

BELLANTONI: Then when they followed them over time they found that in fact more than double the risk of very significant walking difficulties in those who had the baseline hearing impairment.

Request information on hearing loss, from Beltone to understand the signs of a hearing loss. Call Beltone for a free hearing test today at 604 569 1162. You can have this done either at our clinic, or in the comfort and privacy of your home or residence.

We are providers for: WorkSafeBC Veteranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Affairs First Nations & Iniut Health Dept. of Social Development.

So, call or come in today. No other company offers the same level of commitment youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find at Beltone.

designed to

$1249 each... any style!


unlike anything you have ever seen

- If you are not able to come to the clinic, you can In-Home Service have your hearing tested and hearing aids fit in the comfort and convenience of your home or residence.

Call us Today to book your Appointment!

on Hastings A division of GG Hearing Alternative Inc.

3776 Hastings Street, Burnaby, BC


$1249! ..any



604 569 1162 Registered under the College of Speech & Hearing Health Professionals of BC

Beltone - helping people hear better for over 70 years!

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