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The board of the society that operates the George Derby Centre has announced a moratorium on the proposed contracting out of support services at the veterans care home. “We made a mistake,” said Ike Hall, president of the George Derby Care Society, in a phone interview. “We should take this fight to another level, we should not just give up.” A month ago, the centre announced it was contracting out more than 90 jobs, including housekeeping, food services, laundry, clerical and activity staff, with the cost savings earmarked for hiring more nurses and care aides. Hall said contracting out had been presented to the board by Fraser Health Authority as the solution to their funding woes. And while it anticipated some backlash at the move, it didn’t expect it to be “demonstrated to us so viscerally, so visibly.” see ‘We’re STILL’, A4

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Type 1 diabetes not just a kids disease Misperception led woman to be diagnosed only upon landing in hospital Wanda Chow

For six months, Alexandra Swann didn’t know what was wrong. She visited her doctor three times, and three times she was sent for tests, looking for everything from vitamin deficiencies, to thyroid and hormonal issues. It all started with an increasingly unquenchable thirst, one that would wake her up in the middle of the night so she could drink water. That was matched by a frequent need to urinate and a pain in her leg at night. And she was losing weight, about 30 pounds in the month before her diagnosis. She’d been exercising and dieting and got a lot of positive feedback for her new slimmer self. She started experiencing cognitive issues, speaking slowly and not as fluently as she normally would. And she had an infection that just wouldn’t go away. Then it happened. She landed in hospital where tests showed her blood sugar levels, which are normally in the four to 10 mg per litre range, had hit 29 mg. Within hours she finally had a diagnosis: Swann was a Type 1 diabetic at age 26. Now 29, the Burnaby resident says she believes the diagnosis took so long partly because of the misperception that Type 1 diabetes is a children’s disease. Her doctor never tested for it and if it came up in her own Internet research, she never clicked on it. “I was in denial. I didn’t want to think something was happening to me.� Swann shared her story to raise awareness of the disease during Diabetes Awareness Month.

Previous notions of Type 1 diabetes being a childhood disease and Type 2 happening mainly in adults are no longer accurate, said Dr. Janet Hux, the Toronto-based chief scientific advisor for the Canadian Diabetes Association. Half of people diagnosed with Type 1 are over age 15, with some occasionally being diagnosed in their 40s while the obesity epidemic is leading to more cases of Type 2 in children, Hux said. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin, which regulates the process in which the body turns what we eat into energy. When those cells are all destroyed, the body can’t make its own insulin and patients are dependent on injections for the rest of their lives. While some people are born with an increased risk, it’s believed that a virus triggers the immune response, sending it into overdrive and eventually attacking the pancreas, Hux said. “People at any age should be aware of what the symptoms are, which would include thirst and increased urination, and that’s because the sugar is trapped in the bloodstream, your body is trying to fix that by peeing it out. And because you’re making so much urine, you’re thirsty.� Because the sugar can’t exit the bloodstream, it can’t be converted into energy, resulting in fatigue and weight loss. The symptoms of Type 2 diabetes are similar but the disease progresses more slowly, with people often having it for five to 10 years before they’re diagnosed. “If you think of insulin as being the key that lets the sugar into the cell, in Type 1 diabetes you’ve lost the key,� said Hux. “In Type 2 diabetes somebody has changed the lock. You’ve still

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Toy drive breakfast The Burnaby Christmas Bureau is holding its first toy drive and Christmas Angel breakfast on Friday, from 6-9 a.m., at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown. A pancake breakfast will be served in the hotel’s ballroom in exchange for a donation of a new unwrapped toy or cash. Legendary bluesman Jim Byrnes, 2011 British Columbia country music female artist of the year AJ Woodworth, and the Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service Band will provide entertainment. For commuters on the go, Burnaby firefighters will be staged in front of the hotel as well to trade boxed continental breakfasts for donations. All the toys and cash will be distributed to low income families in Burnaby at Christmas.

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Since being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes three years ago, Alexandra Swann has switched from needles to inject insulin to a computerized pump that makes it easier to manage her insulin levels for activities like running.

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But while it was a move cheered by family of centre residents, legion members and the Hospital Employees’ Union, Hall stressed, “We’re still not out of the woods yet.” He said that with the support of “rock stars” like BC NDP leader Adrian Dix and B.C. Federation of Labour head Jim Sinclair—who were both in attendance at a Saturday protest rally at the centre where Hall made his announcement—they’ll continue to lobby for the increased funding the centre needs. Hall said the funding issues have been ongoing for several years, with George Derby being bounced between Veterans Affairs Canada and the Ministry of Health with no resolution. When Veterans Affairs passed on responsibility for the care of veterans onto the province, a deal was worked out on how that would happen, he explained. When the province wasn’t living up to its side of the bargain, the society complained to Veterans Affairs who appeared to go to bat for them. The society and the federal department met with Fraser Health about three years ago and as a result, another $1 million was provided to the centre. But Veterans Affairs then took that money because it was earmarked for staff that the federal department was already funding, Hall said. On top of that, Fraser Health changed its funding formula requiring the centre to provide more hours of direct patient care, which usually means more nursing staff. “Then they said in the next breath ‘but we’re not giving you any extra money, you’re going to have to take it out of your support staff [funding].’” As another example of what the board is up against, Hall said Veterans Affairs will provide funding for a music therapist but the board asked if the money could be used for a more pressing need, a physical therapist to help veterans who are having trouble getting out of their wheelchairs to use the washroom. “They said, ‘yeah that sounds reasonable.’ A year and a half later they said, ‘well you didn’t spend the money on music therapy so we’re taking it away

CHoICequotes Ike Hall, president, george Derby Care Society We have met with bureaucrats, they can’t help us. This is a political decision.

and you spent it on the wrong thing and we’re not funding that.’ They double whammied us but they said it was okay at the meeting,” Hall said, clearly exasperated. “I don’t know what we’re supposed to do. The person wets himself in his wheelchair and we sing them a song? That doesn’t seem right.” The Ministry of Health also won’t fund pastoral care, so they had to let their pastor go. “Now these are people literally in the last years of their life, last days some of them, and we can’t provide pastoral services to the family, to the veterans? That’s just wrong, but we don’t have any pocket to take it out of.” As it is, the society has had to repeatedly dip into its reserves earmarked for capital projects to the tune of $250,000 a year for the past four years. That’s $1 million with next year’s deficit projected to be $800,000. Hall said the average age of the veterans, who make up the majority of the centre’s 300 residents, is 88.5 years and 90 per cent of them deal with challenges such as dementia. He stressed that the society isn’t looking for the increased funding in perpetuity. The centre saw 178 residents die last year. It’s residents are very old and many are priority veterans who have served on the battlefields of the Second World War and Korean War. “If we can get just $1 million each of the next five years they can take all their money away. The veterans will be all gone then,” Hall said. “It’s two lattes a day [per resident] and the Government of Canada can’t give us that?” Hall said there is no guarantee contracting out won’t happen as it’s just a moratorium to see if other solutions can be found. He admits “all we can do is hope more.” The board believes its only hope is at the political level. “We have met with bureaucrats, they can’t help us. This is a

political decision.” As for the Hospital Employees’ Union, spokesperson Margi Blamey said the board’s announcement was a surprise and “the best news that one could hope for.” The spotlight that has shone on the situation since the contracting out announcement may help a solution to be reached, she said. “It’s not a done deal but it is exactly what we wanted. We wanted the board to revisit their decision which they did ... We are going to get the people to talk to us who need to be part of this conversation.” Fraser Health spokesperson Roy Thorpe-Dorward said Monday that the health authority had not yet been official notified by George Derby of its moratorium. In any case, Fraser Health does not play a role in the contracting out process as it’s up to individual facilities to decide how to operate with the funding they receive. Thorpe-Doward confirmed the centre is providing fewer direct care hours than required and has been asked to increase that. As for funding issues, he said Fraser Health has provided George Derby with $16.7 million for the 2012-2013 year, and the care centre has seen a 41 per cent funding increases since the 2004-2005 fiscal year. “Looking at our funding formula and care delivery model, we believe they’re funded adequately to deliver the care that’s required.”

Correction A recent NewsLeader story about a series of incidents involving trees being cut down illegally, apparently in an attempt to improve the views of Capitol Hill homes nearby, contained an incorrect phone number. People who spot illegal tree cutting can report it to 604-2947200, which is staffed 24 hours a day, or leave a non-emergency message at the city’s tree line, 604-297-4500.

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ways to work together, said project coordinator Jan Taylor. There has been interfaith work in areas such as the Wanda Chow Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness, where they When meeting strangers come together for a common or acquaintances, religion, goal, but leaders from different like politics, is a topic people faith groups said it’s difficult to generally steer clear of in reach out to people from other friendly, polite conversation. religions to simply learn about But greater understanding each other, Taylor said. of different faiths and cultures “This project is about only comes through discussion overcoming misconceptions, so a project is taking steps creating understanding, towards that conversation in building some awareness of Burnaby, hosting a community commonality between faiths.” dialogue on Nov. 29. Most people would say their reasons for practising their faith are the Jan Taylor, Strengthening Interfaith Bridges same as the We’re starting with what do we all believe, person sitting how do we want to live that, how do we want to live that that makes Burnaby a better place beside them and then we will go from there. who might practise a Dubbed the Strengthening different faith, Taylor said. Interfaith Bridges in Burnaby “When we bring people project, it’s being led by the together there isn’t a lot of Burnaby Intercultural Planning discussion—there isn’t actually Table, a group of people from any discussion really—about all sectors of the community international politics and working together to support faith or some of the more immigrants, refugees and controversial issues people newcomers to Burnaby. might think about faith. Those It builds on what was learned are things that may be discussed from a 2010 project to build at some future point. Right interfaith bridges, and is the now we’re focused on bringing second one funded by Embrace people together who are faith BC, a provincial program to practitioners and who want to build inclusive communities and live their faith in Burnaby.” eliminate racism. The idea is to build The first project discovered relationships and enough trust there is much interest in that people will eventually learning more about different feel comfortable to talk about faiths in Burnaby and finding their differences and through


that, to gain the interfaith understanding they’re seeking. “We’re starting with what do we all believe, how do we want to live that, how do we want to live that that makes Burnaby a better place and then we will go from there,” she said. “There are a group of people who want to talk about their faith but on some level think that discussing religion is a really dangerous thing to do. If we can get past that sense of it being a really dangerous thing to do, then what we find is people get excited about how much we have in common with other faiths but also really come to understand some of the differences and what some of the differences are based in.” An interfaith dialogue event will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Tommy Douglas library branch, 7311 Kingsway, Burnaby. Panelists Lindsey bat Joseph of the Sol Mark Centre for Jewish Excellence, Wanda Mulholland of the Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness and Yasmin Jamal, a member of the Ismaili community, will discuss the importance of faith and of different faiths working together in the community. The event is free and everyone is welcome but preregistration is required at http:// C7HRNBH. Additional community dialogue sessions and a forum will be held in the new year. Info:


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It’s less than a month to the apocalypse. Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? Will you even bother, considering the end of the world is nigh? The ancient Mayans predicted Armageddon for Dec. 21, 2012, the date they stopped calculating their calendar. That’s when the renowned astrologers and mathematicians said the 26,000 year grand cycle of evolution would cataclysmically crash to a halt. The Mayans aren’t the only doomsayers. Christian denominations reference a Judgement Day that is the culmination of a great battle between good and evil. Ancient Norse mythology foretold of a final showdown between the gods. There are physicists who calculate the end of mankind as a mathematical inevitability, astronomers who say it’s only a matter of time until we’re all snuffed out by a collision with an asteroid or the demise of the sun, geologists who predict we’re one giant volcano eruption away from eternal darkness. And don’t forget, there were some computer scientists who said Y2K would be the demise of us all. Of course, for every doomsday scenario, there’s a screenwriter poised at a keyboard trying to turn it into the latest Hollywood blockbuster to be directed by disaster-meister Roland Emmerich. There’s nothing like a little end-of-days escapist entertainment to help take your mind off your current problems, like paying the mortgage, getting the kids to soccer practice, chafer bugs decimating your lawn. It’s all enough to make you curl up in a ball on the couch and tune in for that marathon session of Dr. Phil you’ve been denying yourself for so long. Or maybe empty your bank account and go on one last spree of travel, trinkets and T-bone steaks. Just keep in mind, when it comes to doomsday predictions, it’s believer beware.

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Christy, parents and bullies Premier Christy Clark says the new website will allow children to report bullying anonymously. Oh boy are they asking for trouble! Imagine the fun kids will have reporting anonymously on classmates, teachers, the soccer player who tripped them, or the girl who wouldn’t go out with them. Expect a tsunami of false claims and a backlog of incidents to investigate. Sadly they might obscure actual cases needing action. We will have missed an opportunity for victims or bystanders to show courage in putting their name on a complaint. The reason children are afraid to report bullying is they know nothing ever happens to the bully. There may be meetings, a minor consequence, and even an apology, heartfelt or otherwise. But the bully comes to school, and the behaviour continues. Usually it worsens because the bully sees how ineffective adults are in resolving the problem. It’s timely to question how bullies become bullies. They start out as innocent babies seeking nurture and nourishment, but

Anne Hopkinson somewhere along the way they learn about aggressive power. And it works for them, so they refine it into an effective tool. I blame the parents. I do. I think bullies grow from poor parenting. I think bullies grow from lack of parenting, and from physically aggressive parenting. Take the over-privileged child, the “little prince” who can do no wrong. Adoration from parents turns into entitlement, and translates into cool clothes, cool technology, and unquestioning defence of his behaviour. “The princess” sneers at lesser girls, feels it her right to judge and condemn those who don’t conform or follow her lead. She forms cliques and excludes children with pleasure. Teachers work with these children and their parents every year, and most students learn to adjust their behaviour enough to get along

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They are insulted the school would think their child is a bully. The natural response of protecting their child inflates to anger, and soon communication with the school evaporates. A few parents do not do the hard work of parenting. Supporting sports teams? Easy, though time-consuming. Food and shelter? Sure. But the ongoing work of teaching them right from wrong, learning to use judgment and compassion, learning to control impulse and make positive choices—some parents don’t make the effort. Those children might learn their morals from TV, or from songs that glorify gangsters, or from video games where the bully wins. Others learn aggressive behaviour at home from parents who lose their temper or lash out physically. Modelling and messages are so important to young eyes and ears. These parents need help, and it is available if they have the personal strength to accept it. Anne Hopkinson is a Burnaby resident still working on the three Rs: reading, writing, and rambling.

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Mixed response to Sally Ann’s misfortunes Re: Theft of $2 million worth of toys from Salvation Army in Toronto I am appalled by the thefts of donations from the Salvation Army. I realize it was not the organization’s fault, however I find it disgusting that they are paying their directors $100,000 a year. I know most will use the old excuse, “You have to pay well to get the best available.” Really? If that is what the Salvation Army calls the best professional help then it is sad and I don’t agree. I’m sure there are many retired professional people that would gladly volunteer to help out without pay. And if not I think that time has changed the idea of giving, and now there’s too much greed. I don’t want to see my donations go to some fat cat. Cody Tabois Burnaby

THEIR PROFITS, OUR COST In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, it is time to reevaluate our head-in-the-sand position on global warming/climate change. As the seas and the planet get warmer, these storms are able to pick up a lot more energy and then they cause a lot more damage, as well as being more frequent. All of this was predicted years ago by scientists. Of course, certain people reject science, and choose to live in a world where nothing is explainable, and everything happens by accident or magic. There are also people who enrich themselves by destroying the environment, regardless of the cost to the human race. These two groups generally hold the reins of power. For the rest of us, who do not have the resources to just move elsewhere when climate change-induced disasters wipe out our homes and livelihoods, need to ensure our societies and economic systems are sustainable, which is to say in harmony with what the resources of this planet can handle. Climate change deniers have followed the classical pattern of misinformation in order to manipulate public policy.

First, they asserted it wasn’t happening. But conditions have now progressed to the point that even the biggest ostrich can no longer pretend it isn’t happening. Second, they asserted it wasn’t humancaused, and they are still trying this. However, all the good analysis shows it is in fact human-caused, though lay people actually need to put in some effort to understand the analysis. Third, they assert it’s too expensive to change our environmentally destructive practices. Also untrue. The costs of inaction on climate change far outweigh the costs of setting up sustainable societies. But the costs of inaction on climate change are paid by the 99 per cent, and the profits of inaction on climate change are collected by the 1 per cent, and of course the 1 per cent want us to believe that their profits are far more important than our costs. Victor Finberg Burnaby

COHEN ADDRESSED SALMON POACHING Re: Salmon mystery far from solved (B.C. Views, NewsLeader, Nov. 14). Discussing the Cohen Commission report on the decline of Fraser River sockeye salmon runs, Tom Fletcher writes, “Poaching on the Fraser? Cohen didn’t get around to that.” This is inaccurate. In volume two, chapter two, page 35, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Bruce Cohen states: “I am also concerned that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) does not estimate illegal or unauthorized catch to use in its management of the fishery. This information could be helpful to fisheries managers in a variety of ways – for example, in directing enforcement activities, allocating fishing access, and providing postseason accounting of returns.” Justice Cohen goes on to say: “I accept the evidence of those witnesses who said that conservation is best served by proactively preventing fish from being taken illegally from the water. Preventing the illegal taking of fish will likely involve a combination of community education and stewardship and

on-the-ground enforcement activities. “Effective catch monitoring of all sectors is an important component of this plan, as is the realistic allocation and identification of food, social and ceremonial fish to Aboriginal groups. I do not want to suggest that after-thefact investigations are not also important; they are. Indeed, enforcement activities aimed at illegal sales may provide an effective deterrent to taking fish illegally out of the water.” On page 54 of the same volume: “In my view, preventing the illegal taking of fish should be the priority consideration when DFO is faced with focusing its resource expenditure within any of the three pillars.” John Newcomb Victoria

OUR TREASURE TO KEEP? Re: Oil sands are Canada’s treasure (Letters, NewsLeader, Nov. 9) Contrary to what Ed Linstead says, public opposition to the pipeline linking the Alberta oil sands to the West Coast is not a “miniscule mob of selfish fanatics obstructing the economic future of all Canadians.” The selfish fanatics are the few who will have control and profit of shipping oil sands unrefined gunk out of the country. These “investors” don’t own anything and take no financial risk, for they borrow only created money—as all loans in fact are. Not shipping our oil out of the country does not destroy incomes, but keeping all our oil here, refining it here, and using it here will be an economic benefit to Canadians. It will create many long term jobs and gasoline at the retail pump would be cheaper and not the deliberately inflated world price. The oil sands can only be treasure if we use it ourselves. Terry Smith Garibaldi Highlands, B.C.

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donate to a charity – listed by 83 per cent of respondents – were that administration costs are too high and that too many Jeff Nagel groups want money. “Charities that don’t do A new poll of B.C. residents’ a good job of explaining attitudes to giving show the where the money is going and charities most likely to get their aren’t up front about their donations are the B.C. Cancer administration costs are going Foundation, B.C. Children’s to suffer in the future,” Mossop Hospital Foundation and the said. Canadian Cancer Society. “People are really looking at That’s one of the findings of the percentages of overhead or an online poll of more than 900 the percentages of donations B.C. residents conducted by spent on fundraising and Insights West. administration.” The research firm found the One source of those numbers average respondent donated is watchdog organization $732 to charities last year, but Charity Intelligence Canada, that fell to $445 once the top which runs an online database four per cent of very large of Canadian charities at donors were factored out and the median donation was $200. It shows fundraising costs The top three branded consumed nearly 30 per cent charities each scored close of the donations collected by to 95 per cent awareness and the Canadian Cancer Society’s 52 per cent said they would B.C and Yukon division, an give in the future to the B.C. improvement from 40.5 per cent Cancer Foundation, compared two years ago. to 46 per cent for Children’s B.C. Children’s Hospital Hospital and 40 per cent for the plowed 21.4 per cent Canadian Cancer Society. of donations back into Nine other charities, from fundraising, while the B.C. Big Brothers and Sisters to the Cancer Foundation rate was 23.7 per cent. The B.C. Cancer Foundation was the only one of the three to appear on Charity Intelligence’s 2012 list of top-performing Canadian charities that it says give the best bang for the donor’s dollar. The report said the foundation, which supports cancer research through the B.C. Cancer Agency, has sharply cut fundraising costs and that trend should continue as it limits major events, no longer uses lotteries and leverages more money from government. Other B.C. charities that made the watchdog’s top picks list were the B.C. SPCA, the Victoria Hospice Society, Vancouver’s WISH Drop-In Natural gas is used safely and reliably in homes Centre for women, across B.C. the Vancouver Native Regular inspection and maintenance is the best way Health Society and to ensure peak performance of your natural gas Aunt Leah’s, a New Westminster-based nonappliances — and to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) in profit for at-risk youth. the home. Since CO is colourless and odourless, you

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The upcoming production of Nutcracker features Burnaby’s Emma Earle (pictured left), and fellow Burnaby residents Daina Zolty (as Clara), Merissa Mah (Dieter), and Selmah Kapidzic, Shona Kiyama, Alyssa Sasis and Sharleen Sasis.

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According to child development experts, role play can instill many skills in children that are important as kids get older. Those skills include thinking in abstract, language development and comfort in social settings. Encouraging children to role play becomes even easier when parents offer a holiday gift that inspires dress-up and imagination. The bonus? It doesn’t have to cost a fortune, either. Chances are former Halloween costumes of years past are in the attic, basement, or tucked away in a box in a closet. Or maybe there’s old clothing that was intended to be donated to charity, but never quite made it there.



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Out-of-the-box themes for your holiday party Parties are an integral part of the holiday season, when friends and family gather to celebrate and give thanks. For holiday hosts, parties are a great opportunity to make the season even more festive with an event that guests won’t soon forget. The following are just a few themes to make your holiday party as memorable as it is merry.

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Christmas sweater parties have grown in popularity over the last decade, when revelers have tried to outdo one another with the most outrageous holiday-themed sweater. Give prizes for the most outlandish sweater and let guests know early on so they can begin their hunt for a holiday sweater that’s so ugly or outrageous you can’t help but love it.

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Christmas Costume party Costume parties aren’t just for Halloween. This holiday season, consider making your holiday bash a costume party, encouraging guests to dress up as their favorite characters from holiday tales like Frosty the Snowman, A Christmas Carol or any of the host of beloved holiday legends. Caribbean Christmas

The weather come the holiday season may be the one thing to put a damper on the festivities. To combat blue feelings from potentially inclement weather, consider a Caribbean theme for your holiday party this season. Rather than wearing sweaters and long pants, wear beach attire and give the party a touch of the Caribbean. Outfit your home in beach decor and serve food and drinks reminiscent of the Caribbean instead of

more traditional holiday fare like eggnog and gingerbread cookies. Film Festival

Holiday movies are another tradition of the season, so why not invite friends and family over for a holiday film marathon? Include classics like It’s a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story and encourage guests to submit their own favorites for consideration. Christmas karaoke

For those who love to belt out their favorite holiday tunes, consider throwing a Christmas karaoke party that allows guests to perform their own renditions of their favorite Christmas carols. Purchase a home karaoke set and ask guests in advance of the party if there are any particular songs they’d like to perform.

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Kids and gifts: How many is too much? Despite the many messages from all corners promoting a “more is better” philosophy when it comes to holiday gifts, the truth is far more complex— especially for children. While most parents work hard to give their kids everything they need and much of what they want, it is often hard to draw the line, prompting many well intentioned moms and dads to ask, “How much is too much?” In general, the answer lies within each family. Parents should purchase what makes sense to them and what they believe their children will use and appreciate. However, in recent years, child psychologists and experts in child development have returned to these questions as economic conditions have forced many families to scale back, both throughout the year and during the holiday season. Books such as The Pampered Child Syndrome (Jessica Kingsley, 2006) by Maggie Mamen and Give Me, Get Me, Buy Me (HCI, 2010) by Donna Corwin and several others on the same topic offer similar conclusions: When children are given too much over the course of their childhoods, they can develop a serious case of entitlement, become unappreciative of what they have and begin to equate love with “stuff.” And for younger children, receiving a huge pile of gifts in one sitting can be both overwhelming and overstimulating. If you have been wondering about these issues, here are some general guidelines for having a fun-filled holiday with just enough stuff.

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Particularly in bigger families, gift-giving can become a financial and emotional burden if everyone buys for everyone. Drawing names not only reduces those burdens, but often results in more meaningful gifts all around. Opt fOr a shareD experience

Consider pooling the money you would have spent on individual gifts and putting it toward a special outing, vacation or shared item for your home. Long after the toys have broken and the electronics have stopped working, your children will cherish their memories of a holiday that focused on sharing time together.


If Grandpa Mike or Aunt Emily has a reputation for heaping on the presents at Christmas or Chanukah, let them know ahead of time that one will do, then offer a suggestion that is sure to please your son or daughter. If they insist that they want to do more, consider asking them to make a donation in your child’s name to a charitable organization or to purchase a gift for a local child in need. cOllabOrate

Sometimes one big gift makes a lot more sense. If your child would love a new bike or a trampoline or horseback riding lessons, consider asking extended family members to contribute to that item or to items that go with it, such as a helmet or other gear.


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Lighting a Christmas tree may seem like child’s play, but time and again people struggle with the task. Untangling wires and wrapping them around boughs can be nerve wracking, but lighting a tree doesn’t have to be a chore when you follow some tips from the professionals. First, keep in mind that wrapping lights around the tree horizontally is more work and often doesn’t produce a multi-dimensional effect. Rather, string the lights from the trunk up to the top, working vertically. This is actually how the tree decorators at Rockefeller Center in New York City do the famous tree year after year. This method helps eliminate tangled wires and empty spots. Remember to plug in the strands of lights before you begin to check for burnt-out bulbs and to adjust the spacing of lights to prevent dark spots. Think about varying light bulb sizes to add more dimension. String an inner layer of small LED white lights to produce an inner glow on the tree before adding larger, colored lights on top to increase visual appeal. Just be sure to match the same wattage of the lights so that you do not have power surges and can prolong the life of the bulbs.



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Make-your-own holiday ornaments Holiday decorating is a big part of the holiday season. Bins are taken out of the attic or garage, and decorations are once again given their opportunity to shine for several weeks before being packed away again. Among the many decorations families use to deck the halls are ornaments that were made by hand. This year creating homemade ornaments can be a crafty project that helps families make new holiday memories. Christmas tree ornaments come in all shapes and sizes and often tell the stories of holiday traditions. There are several different ways to create personalized, do-it-yourself ornaments and leave the cheap, easily broken ornaments from the dollar stores behind. Photo ornaments

Fun photo ornaments showcase how a family has changed and grown over the years. Experiment with different ways to create these ornaments. You can glue a photo to a ceramic ornament and cover it with decoupage glaze to set it permanently. Try purchasing clear, glass ornaments, then remove the top of the ornament, which is usually spring-loaded, before slipping a photo inside and replacing the top. You also can laminate a photo, punch a hole in the top and affix a ribbon. CeramiC ornaments

The popularity of paint-it-yourself pottery has led to an increase in ceramic and crafts shops across the country. During the holiday season such shops offer many holiday items that can be painted. Often the store will then fire the pieces after they are painted so that they are shiny and hardened for display. Those who want to do their painting at home can visit their local craft or hobby shop, where typically there are unfinished ceramic ornaments that can be painted with acrylic paints found right in the next aisle. A finishing coat of clear glaze will help protect the ornaments from year to year.

Wood Crafts Many of today’s craft centers have expanded to include sections devoted to unfinished wood items. Everything from letters to animal cutouts to boxes and rocking horses can be purchased and finished. Turn keepsake boxes into painted and ribbon-adorned gift boxes. Stain a treasure chest that can be used to store reindeer snacks for Santa’s crew. Turn small decorative pieces into ornaments for the tree. Paint and affix wood initials onto stocking holders to identify to whom each stocking belongs. Crafty individuals also can turn plain wood plaques into signs with clever sayings, such as “Park your sleigh here.”

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Homes and businesses bedecked in holiday lights are staples of the season. However, extra lights, inflatable lawn Santas and other accessories consume substantial amounts of energy. Instead of leaving lights and other decorative items running for hours each night, turn them off after a little while to save energy. donate money in lieu of Gifts

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Wrapping paper is a luxury item and one that tends to be wasteful. There are many items around the house that can be recycled into decorative gift wrap. Sew scraps of fabric together for a patchwork bag or use glossy photos from a fashion magazine to papier mache a box. When you think creatively, you’re bound to come up with some very usable and eco-friendly ideas. Although many people tend to go overboard for the holidays, getting into the holiday spirit does not have to be unfriendly to the environment.

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EvEnTs SFU President’s Faculty Lecture Series: In 2005, data centers world-wide spent as much energy as the entire country of Mexico. Since then, consumption has risen by an additional 60 per cent. SFU computer science professor Alexandra Fedorova explains why computer systems are energy-hungry and how research in computer science can mitigate the dangerous trend. Free but registration required. When: Thursday, Nov. 29, 7–8:30 p.m. Where: Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch, Burnaby Public Library, 6100 Willingdon Ave. Info and to register: 604-436-5400 or http:// Burnaby Arts Council: Art show featuring vases by the Tri-City Potters and Sophie and Friends, a group of Burnaby Artists Guild artists working in a black-andwhite medium. When: Until Dec. 15, Tuesday to Sunday, 12-4 p.m. Where: Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Winter Groove 2012: Presented by Fresh Groove Productions, this year’s theme, Nite Flix, is about three couch potatoes and all they do is watch movies. Each dance group from Fresh Groove Dance Studio will be performing a movie theme. When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m. Where: Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New Westminster. Tickets: Adults $21, Seniors/17 years old and under $18 (inclusive of service charges), available at 604-521-5050 or www.

Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir and Winter Harp: Enjoy an afternoon of seasonal songs and stories drawing from the Celtic tradition. When: Sunday, Dec. 2, 2:30 p.m. Where: Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New Westminster. Tickets: $34, $29 & $26 at 604-521-5050 or www.

The Lougheed Drive-In Swap Meet, Summer 1978: Burnaby Art Gallery presents an exhibition of photos donated to the Burnaby city archives by former SFU Gallery curator Bill Jeffries who shot the images, inspired by the temporary environment created by the swap meet. When: Dec. 3 to Feb. 17. Where: Bob Prittie Metrotown library branch, 6100 Willingdon Ave., Burnaby.

Talk on the Lougheed DriveIn Swap Meet, Summer 1978: Photographer Bill Jeffries, City of Burnaby City Archivist Arilea Sill and Burnaby Village Museum

Assistant Curator Tom Gooden talk about photography, the history of the Lougheed DriveIn site and the importance of municipal archives. Free. When: Monday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m. Where: Program Room, Bob Prittie Metrotown library branch, 6100 Willingdon Ave., Burnaby.

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Understanding Osteoarthritis Free Workshop: The workshop describes the symptoms of the most common form of arthritis and recommends ways people can cope with the effects of the deterioration of cartilage in their joints. Selfmanagement strategies are explained and various therapies are reviewed. When: Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2:30-4 p.m. Where: Burnaby Multicultural Society, 6255 Nelson Ave., Burnaby. Info: Carol Ha, 604-431-4131 ext.27,

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Notice to members The Nominations and Election Committee is seeking to fill three director positions in 2013, each for a three-year term. A mandatory information session for all prospective candidates will be held at 6 pm on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Vancity’s head office at 183 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver. If you do not attend this session, you may not be eligible to run as a candidate in the 2013 election. Potential candidates are required to submit confirmation of their intention to run for the Board by no later than 12 noon on Monday, January, 14, 2013. Interviews with the Nominations and Election Committee will be scheduled and held prior to Wednesday, February 6, 2013. For more details about the call for nominations, please carefully review the candidates information package available online at If you have any questions, please call Vancity’s Governance Department at 604.877.7595.

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SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: SFU linguistics professor Lorna Fadden leads a discussion on how language is changing. What are some of the features that appear to be dying out? What new features might be entering the language? Free. Everyone welcome, reg istration and experience not necessary. When: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m. Where: Burnaby Public Library, McGill branch, 4595 Albert St., Burnaby. Info: Librarians’ Choice: Winter Reads: Join Burnaby librarians as they present fast-paced reviews of fiction and non-fiction books for winter reading. Everyone is

welcome. Refreshments will be served. When: Thursday, Dec. 6, 7-8:30 p.m. Where: McGill Branch, Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St., Burnaby. Free but space is limited and registration required. Register: librarians-choice, in person at the library, or phone 604-299-8955.

Dear Santa: The Vagabond Players present Norm Foster’s Christmas comedy, Dear Santa, directed by Jacqollyne Keath. Santa Claus tries to fulfill a child’s special Christmas wish while his staff struggles to overcome a supply shortage at the North Pole. When: Dec. 6-23, Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. with a special Saturday matinee, Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. Where: Bernie Legge Theatre, Queens

Park, New Westminster. Tickets: $15, Seniors/Students $13, twofor-one previews on Dec. 6 & 7. Reservations: 604-521-0412 or New Westminster Symphony Orchestra: Perform holiday favorites and selections from The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky. Admission by Donation. When: Friday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. Where: Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New Westminster. Info: 604-5215050 or Christmas Bake Sale: Gift baskets, raffle and new-to-you table. When: Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: All Saints Anglican Church, 7405 Royal Oak Ave., Burnaby.

Community Safety Forum: Burnaby RCMP Chief Supt. Dave Critchley will speak along with Burnaby city officials and community representatives at a community public safety awareness forum aimed at the local Chinese community. Topics will include graffiti, senior safety, Block Watch, victim services and more. To encourage people to attend and provide input on public safety issues, Mandarin and Cantonese interpreters will be on hand. When: Thursday, Nov. 29, 2-4 p.m. Where: Chinese Christian Mission (CCM), Crystal Mall, level 2 - 4500 Kingsway, Burnaby.

Mistletoe Market: Silent auction, home baking, crafts and games.

Lunch is $6 for adults and $3 for children 6 – 12. When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Gordon Church, corner of Edmonds & Humphries, Burnaby. Images from Finding Japan: Presentation by Anne Shannon of remarkable and seldom seen images from an intriguing new book called Finding Japan – Early Canadian Encounters with Asia. The book opens a window on the tumultuous period in Canadian, Japanese and Pacific history between the mid-19th and mid20th centuries – with some surprises. Free admission. When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 3-4 p.m. Where: Nikkei Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby. Info: www. or 604-777-7000.

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Knights fall to Irish again Grant Granger

One by one the St. Thomas More Knights slowly shuffled out of the dressing room their heads hanging low and into the consoling arms of family and friends. Their hopes for a provincial football title had come to a dramatic and sudden end at the hands of a familiar foe, their

Catholic school rivals from Vancouver College. The Fighting Irish stuffed Knights running back Elliott Nelson at the goalline in the dying seconds to deny STM a tying two-point convert and a spot in the B.C. AAA varsity football final with a 42-40 victory. Four years ago, the same groups met in the provincial

Grade 8 final and Vancouver College prevailed. Two years ago, the Irish eliminated the Knights in a provincial junior varsity semifinal. Earlier this season, College won 17-7. Saturday’s encounter was the last chance at redemption, and it may have been the cruelest outcome of them all. Please see VC, A26

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Burnaby South Rebels forward Matthew Shannik directs a header in their third-place match against Surrey’s Tamanawis Wildcats at the B.C. AAA high school soccer provincials at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West on Saturday.

Heartbreak for Rebels Grant Granger

No matter how hard they tried, and try hard they did, the Burnaby South Rebels just couldn’t get over the residuals of the heartbreak they’d suffered the day before.

Surrey’s Tamanawis Wildcats defeated the Rebels 2-0 to claim third place at the B.C. AAA high school senior boys soccer championship at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West on Saturday.

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It came on the heels of a 3-2 loss on penalty kicks to Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox Ravens in a semifinal clash Friday. South had led the Ravens 2-1 on goals by Matthew Shannick and Nick Leonard. With the final whistle seconds away, Rebels goalkeeper Alex Marroquin miskicked a ball setting up an easy tying goal for the Ravens. “It was a heartbreaker,” said South head coach Robbie Puni of Friday’s loss. “I don’t like to put it on Alex because we had chances in overtime as well and in the shootout. We lost as a team in a very unfortunate way which I had never seen before. The way they responded today shows the character of our team. We have good leadership. They were emotional rocks.” One of those leaders was Matthew Shannick, who scored eight goals in the tournament. “I was kind of shellshocked. It didn’t seem real, it seemed like a bad dream,” said Shannick of Friday’s last minute goal. “It is disappointing, but I’m glad my team showed heart and left everything on the field [Saturday].” In Saturday’s first half, the Rebels had the better of


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the play but any inkling of a scoring chance they had fizzled quickly. The best came when South’s Tyus Batiste appeared to be getting in the clear, but Tamanawis goalie Pratap Sandhu came out quickly to meet Batiste, well outside of the penalty box causing a collision and the ball to harmlessly roll away. While the Rebels were awarded a free kick, it was nowhere near the quality of opportunity Sandhu had diffused with his aggressive play. Shannick felt if the Rebels would have managed to score

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a goal in the first half Saturday it would have provided a spark. Instead, they appeared to run out of gas as the previous day’s disappointment and playing five games in three days drained the energy out of them. “It’s tough. It’s easy to think emotionally. It’s tough to get out of your head what happened yesterday,” said Puni. The Wildcats gradually took control in the second half and finally broke through on goals by Happy Pahal and Dilpreet Brar. Despite being devastated, Puni said being fourth in the province for the second year in a row still rates as pretty good especially since pre-season rankings didn’t have them being a factor. • Burnaby South breezed through the round robin winning all three of its games. They began by beating up on the Mt. Baker Wild of Cranbrook 6-0 and then downing the Sardis Falcons 3-1 Thursday. On Friday morning they defeated the Kelowna Owls 2-1 to advance to that afternoon’s semifinal. Coquitlam’s Dr. Charles Best Blue Devils won the championship edging Terry Fox 1-0 in the final.


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Malcolm could only shake his head at the outcome and another

notorious slow start. “Two years ago we had the same problem. We lost to VC in the

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of the year, but he did point out they won the provincial AAA junior varsity title last year. “I think we’re going to do it,” said Malcolm. Kully has high hopes for next year, too. “There’s a lot of athletes [returning in 2013]. We lose a little bit of our size, but the

athletes we have coming back definitely have reason to be enthused,” said Kully. “It will sting, the disappointment will stick around for a little bit. Those wounds are going to heal, but then you’re ready to go again.” • The Irish will meet Victoria’s Mt. Douglas Rams in next

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Although former Knights star Jon Cornish was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian last Thursday. Cornish led the CFL in rushing with 1,457 yards, the best in the league in three years by a Canadian or American. Throughout its storied history, running back has not been considered a position to be played by a Canadian. “It’s something I always take pride in,” Cornish told cfl. ca when asked about being a good running back regardless of nationality. “When I went down to college (University of Kansas), everybody thought I would, because I was Canadian, suck by default. Given the opportunity to start down there definitely changed a lot of minds on the quality of Canadian running backs. “

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



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Coquitlam- 2 bdrm Apartment, $865/mo. 100 Nelson Street

Coquitlam-2 bdrm Apartment, $905/mo. 312 Schoolhouse St.

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

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Coquitlam 1/2 duplex 5 bdrm 2.5 baths carport NS/NP newly decorated Dec 1. $1800m. 604-939-9112


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PORT MOODY - Glenayre sleeping furnished room, cls. to transit, n/s, $325. 604.941.2959/ 778.883.0265


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Port Moody- 3 bdrm Townhouse, $1285/mo. 411 Noons Creek If your combined gross monthly income is between $2600 - $5500 you may qualify for one of these market units. If your income is lower than these ranges call BC Housing 604-433-2218

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✮ Port Coquitlam- 2 bdrm Townhouse, $975/mo. 3 bdrm $1140/mo. 3156 Coast Meridian Road

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NEW PAINT, Kitchen Cabinets, 3x2 bedrooms, $1075, $1100 & $1125, heat, hot water, parking, pool, 5 min walk to Lougheed mall and skytrain. December 1st, cat ok. Call 604420-6454.



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COQUITLAM, 1018 Quadling Ave. Newly reno’d 3 bdrm upper floor, 5 appls, F/P, 1375 sq.ft., $1175/mo. Avail now. No pets. 604-454-4540. 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, $2100. Avail Now. 604-725-4873


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A32 NewsLeader Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Regarding Untreated Hearing Loss.

Your hearing affects your ability to get a job? say Dr. Sergei Kochkin, executive director of the Better Hearing Institute. “Great workplace communication is critical to both job performance and to getting a job. Great communication starts with great listening. And great listening starts with the ability to hear.” In North America, approximately 31.5 million people have hearing loss, and that includes three out of 10 people ages 60 and older, according BHI.

You walk into the job interview. your hair is groomed. Your smile gleams. You’re wearing your best interview suit. You look fabulous, right? Not necessarily. What happens when you sit down and the interviewer starts asking you a question and you suddenly realize you can’t really hear what she’s saying? Now you lean in, furrow your brows, and hunch your shoulders. You scrunch up your eyes and strain with all your might to hear your best. How do you look now? Unfortunately, the interviewer may see you in a different light. Now she’s wondering why you look so uncomfortable. She’s noticing the confidence slip from your face. And she’s thinking that maybe she needs to keep interviewing others. “Treating hearing loss early is no longer an option. It is a career imperative.”

With today’s down economy, many of these seniors either need to postpone retirement or return to work. Sixty percent of workers older than 60 are postponing retirement due to the impact of the financial crisis on their long-term savings, according to a recent CareerBuilder/USA Today national survey of employers. And those re-entering the work force are competing against younger workers eager to scoop up the jobs. Excellent listening skills are ranked high by employers as desirable job attributes. Fully 73 percent of employers surveyed by ACT, a leading college and work force planning organization, ranked listening among “extremely important” job skills. Before going in for an interview, follow these tips:

So, call or come in today. No other company offers the same level of commitment you’ll find at Beltone.

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 Take the free, easy, online hearing check

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 Start wearing your hearing aids

immediately, and see what difference they make.

Then go to the interview confident in your hearing, and listen up! The job is yours. To learn more about hearing loss, visit the Better Hearing Institute’s Web site at

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.

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Burnaby NewsLeader, November 28, 2012  
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November 28, 2012 edition of the Burnaby NewsLeader