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Comedian Bob Robertson has a little fun with the coming apocalypse in his recently launched book. See Page A5


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After 20 years outfitting New Westminster women in bras and lingerie, Linda Ferris is closing her shop in Uptown and retiring.

Lingerie store owner a true survivor Grant Granger

out sale because it’s time, after nearly two decades in the bra business, for the 62-year-old to retire. Ferris grew up in North Vancouver and her first job out of high school in 1971 was at Eaton’s downtown in the chain’s regional office. She worked 19 years in the iconic Canadian department store, then was abruptly laid off. It made her angry. She made a defiant decision that changed her life, saying to herself, “I am not going to work for anybody else again.”

Linda Ferris lets out an emotional rush of air as she leans on the countertop in her little lingerie shop on Sixth Street. She has just finished a vivid account of a violent attack nearly nine years ago right out of a Law and Order crime drama. Despite the incident in which she was stabbed and choked while at work, Ferris continued on with her store, Quay Celebrity Lingerie and Accessories. But now she’s holding a closing



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So she started hunting for a business to start. She spent about a year searching, then one day she found herself at Westminster Quay Public Market, and asked if there was space available. They suggested a women’s wear store, possibly lingerie, for a small space on the second floor at the top of the escalators. She had no experience in that product, but in addition to her work at Eaton’s her family had been in the grocery business, and she’d learned a thing or two about retail from her father. He’d taught her to ensure

expenses don’t exceed revenue, so Ferris started small. She liked the location and the low rent so she gave it a shot. She’d ask customers lots of questions. “I was learning how to fit and to cater to their needs,” says Ferris. “I put the focus on personal service. The big department stores are trying to do away with that because it’s costly for them.” Even the name was customer oriented. Please see TrAumATIzING, A4




A number of obstacles will have to be overcome if the City of New Westminster is to achieve its goal of building a pedestrian bridge linking the Quay boardwalk and Port Royal, The project has been on the books for many years, originally planned for completion by 2015. But it’s been postponed to a 2017 completion, in part due to the city’s decision to borrow from funds allocated to the project to complete the new Downtown civic centre. Planning is already underway for the bridge, said chief city planner Lisa Spitale. But the challenges are significant. In addition to finding the money, residents have voiced concerns about losing the small Quayside pocket park on the mainland landing side. And a key stumbling block is the height the bridge will have to be. To address the needs of marine traffic, the clearance would have to be the same as the mid-span of the Queensborough Bridge, Spitale said. Please see brIDGe, A3

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CITYPAGE NEW WESTMINSTER DOWNTOWN RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION MEETING Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 7:00 pm Holy Trinity Parish Hall (514 Carnarvon Street) On the Agenda: • Emergency Preparedness: Cory McLaren from the New Westminster Emergency Management Office speaks on how to get prepared for an emergency. • Christmas in the Downtown: Kendra Johnston from the downtown BIA will give us a sneak peak. • Family Friendly Business: Kathleen McConnell, an expert on resources for families in New Westminster, will speak about the initiative. Website: or find us on Facebook

STOCKING STUFFERS FROM THE LIBRARY The New Westminster Public Library may just have the perfect stocking stuffer this Christmas. Consider a gently used book from the ongoing book sale. Discarded books and gift books that aren’t needed in the library are sold for bargain prices ranging from 25 cents to $2.00. Special books have special prices. In addition to a wide selection of paperbacks and hardcover books, every two weeks a different topic is featured. Reference Books and Specials are on until December 2; Sports and Games from December 3 to 13; and Animals from December 14 to 24. All proceeds go toward special projects for the benefit of library users.

The Corporation of the City of New Westminster hereby gives notice, pursuant to Section 24 and 94 of the Community Charter, of its intention to provide assistance by licensing the following premises at less than market value: A. The City proposes to lease a portion of the lower floor of the Queen’s Park Arenex in Queen’s Park for a term of five years commencing December 1, 2012, to the Sapperton Fish and Game Club (the lessee), being a nonprofit society, for the consideration of $100.00 per year for the duration of the lease. B. Since 1958 the Club has occupied this space to offer activities that promote local environmental stewardship, restoring/increasing salmon populations, and safe firearm use. The City proposes to lease a portion of Westminster Pier Park for a term of three years commencing January 1, 2013, to the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (the lessee), being a non-profit society, for the consideration of $10.00 for the duration of the lease.


COUNCIL MEETINGS Monday, December 3 3:00 pm Regular Working Session Council Chamber 6:00 pm Public Hearing Council Chamber

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The Boucher Institute will create and maintain a botanical demonstration garden for community enjoyment and education. The garden will use approximately 95 square metres of land located near the Lytton Square timber frame structure in Westminster Pier Park. A copy of the proposed License Agreements and related materials may be inspected at the Office of the Corporate Officer, City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue, during business hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday except Statutory Holidays from Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Sapperton Fish and Game Club Leasing Bylaw No. 7539, 2012 will be considered for adoption at the Regular Meeting of Council on Monday, December 3, 2012. For more information concerning these leases, please contact Jason Haight, Manager of Business Operations, Parks, Culture and Recreation Department at 604-527-4630. Jan Gibson, Acting Corporate Officer

Also consider purchasing an environmentally friendly, reusable New Westminster Public Library bag. It would be perfect in a stocking or as a special wrapping for a Christmas present.



The Council of the City of New Westminster intends to amend the Five-Year Financial Plan Bylaw No. 7514, 2012 (previously amended by Five-Year Financial Plan (2012-2016) Amendment Bylaw No.7522, 2012). The public is invited to speak to this matter during Open Delegation of the Regular Council Meetings to be held on December 3, 2012 at City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue, in Council Chambers at 7:00 pm.

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

LIGHTING OF THE FIRE HALL Friday, November 30 7:00 - 8:30 pm Queensborough Fire Hall Join us in creating Community Connections at the 12th Annual Lighting of the Fire Hall. Kick off your holiday season with this festive evening that includes caroling, hot chocolate and fun! Have your picture taken with Santa while enjoying complimentary treats! A special thank you to our community partners New Westminster Fire and Rescue Services, Tim Horton’s and Boston Pizza. Please remember to bring non-perishable donations for the Community Christmas Hampers.

Copies of the bylaw amendment and attached report will be available on the City’s web site or for pick-up from the Finance and Information Technology Department (during regular business hours) starting on November 26, 2012. Comments regarding this matter can be forwarded in writing to the Director of Finance and Information Technology, by mail, fax (604-521-3895) or email ( on or before Friday, November 30, 2012. Mailing Address Corporation of the City of New Westminster 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3L 1H9 Attention: Director of Finance & Information Technology

MASSEY VICTORY HEIGHTS RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION MEETING Thursday, November 29 7:00 pm at Mount Zion Lutheran Church, corner of Tenth Avenue and Cumberland Street (basement entrance). All residents encouraged to attend. For more information, please visit

This event is co-sponsored by Queensborough Special Programs Committee and Queensborough Community Centre. For more information, please call Queensborough Community Center at 604.525.7388.

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Parade returns Saturday with a giant tree Lighting ceremony, entertainment to follow Christmas Parade of Lights Grant Granger

The annual Christmas Parade of Lights on Saturday will be a bigger party with a much bigger tree this year. This year, the parade down Columbia Street, which starts at Fourth Street at 4 p.m. will be followed by a lighting ceremony of a 38-foot high Christmas tree that is 22 feet in diameter at Hyack Square. The tree is courtesy of the City of New Westminster, said Hyack Festival Association executive director Douglas Smith. “It’s fantastic the city has stepped up and acquired a tree that has that wow factor that we were working for,� said Smith. Because of its size, the tree will take up the entire stage platform in Hyack square, so organizers will bring in a big hydraulic stage to sit in front of the square at the foot of Eighth

Street to accommodate the ceremony as well as the entertainment to follow. The honorary parade marshal this year will be New West native Jon Cornish, the Calgary Stampeders running back who was last week named the Canadian Football League’s Most Outstanding Canadian and was runner-up for Most Outstanding Player. “Hopefully by Saturday he’ll be over the disappointment of losing in the Grey Cup. That should be great to have him there. Our timing in selecting Jon couldn’t have been better,� said Smith. Besides Cornish, Smith noted the parade will have some new additions including a float from the Indo-Canadian community, a Filipino community lantern float, and the Vancouver Christmas Market Band with gingerbread mascots Holly and Jolly. “We’ve tried to work on the parade to make it a little bit more dramatic and exciting. It’s going to hopefully be more exciting


Santa and Mrs. Claus work on their waving technique prior to the start of the Christmas Parade of Lights in New Westminster. The parade returns on Saturday.

for the children,� said Smith. “It’s not nearly as long a parade as the Hyack International Parade, it will only last about an hour and it’s a shorter route. We wanted to try and get as many good entries as possible, to make it as colourful and compelling as possible.� Canada Post will have

employees along the route collecting letters to Santa that can be addressed to Santa Claus, North Pole H0H 0H0. Afterward, the Downtown New Westminster Improvement Association is sponsoring a full lineup of entertainment that will continue until 8 p.m. It’s being headlined

by AJ Woodworth, an emerging country singer from West Vancouver who has put out a Christmas album, and the We Three Queens jazz diva trio from Vancouver, which consists of jazz luminaries Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Karin Plato and Jennifer Scott. “They’re all fantastic jazz singers on their own

but they come together to do a Christmas show, and we’re excited to have them because they do a good show and they’re really talented,� said Smith. “We think we’ve got a really good lineup of entertainment so we’re hoping everybody sticks around.� Smith said the long-range plan is to have more of a winterfest type of event throughout the Christmas season with activities on weekend evenings, something Hyack and the BIA are talking to the city about developing. “The goal is to create more of an economic impact for the Downtown businesses for more than just the one-day event,� Smith said. Title sponsor CIBC is also providing a photo booth for children to get their pictures taken with Santa Claus in exchange for a non-perishable food item or a cash donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

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Engineers working on the project are tasked with finding a way to design such a tall structure that doesn’t appear massive and out of context to the area. An alternative the city has explored is partnering with Southern Railway to expand the rail bridge for pedestrian traffic. On the surface the idea makes sense, but the problem is

when no trains are coming, the bridge is always left in “open� position to allow marine traffic to pass freely—not helpful for pedestrians and cyclists. The pedestrian bridge is to be funded through the fourparty Development Assistance Compensation agreement the city forged with the B.C. Lottery Corporation, the provincial government and Gateway Casinos in return for hosting the Starlight

Casino. A total of $10.3 million was set aside for the project, and the city is borrowing $8 million from that money for use on the new civic centre Downtown, another DAC-funded project. In June 2009, consultant AECOM Canada presented a report to city council providing the first detailed analysis of the bridge project, and included three bridge style options with cost estimates ranging from $15.9 to Accident We Meet Now Open Saturdays 9am-1pm

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“You wanted to feel like you are a celebrity,” says Ferris. After about a year she felt she could make it. But a few years later, Ferris could see the writing on the Quay wall. “I could feel the traffic was going down and there was a lot of publicity about negative complaints about the parking,” she says. “If they were not coming then it was a sign it was time to move on for the survival of the business.” She bailed before the market was shut down, a good decision. “It would have been too late.” Uptown New Westminster made sense for a couple of reasons. “Just follow the bank. Go where people bank and then you have to have traffic, and that was Uptown,” Ferris says. She also looked to where her customer base lived, and since she catered to middle-aged to elderly women, Uptown was a natural. “They all have problem with fitting … Eighty-five per cent of the women are wearing the wrong sizes,” she says. “If they are within walking distance it is much easier for people not to have to go to Metrotown to buy a pair of panties.” It’s a service that gave her a good living. Her longevity is amazing, but not just because of the business itself. A life-chAnging experience

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will kill you.” April Dawn Rogers was arrested “Where’s your purse?” they following an undercover demanded. operation by New Westminster Her purse contained the keys police’s major crime unit. She to her store and car. They used was convicted on three charges them to lock the front door and in 2010 receiving a 5 1/2 year then flipped the sign so it read prison sentence. The male ‘Closed.’ attacker was in a U.S. jail at the “I have two children at home time. waiting for me,” Ferris pleaded finding her wAy bAck as she held the woman’s hand. After the horrific incident, “Please don’t hurt me. You can Ferris was blessed to have two take what you want.” customers who came and helped “She seemed to not have any her through the next three years. emotions at all,” Ferris recalls. They would alternate days at The man slipped a plastic the store giving her support. bag over her head and started “They helped me to get me suffocating her. They also on my two feet. Without their choked her with an electrical cord and kicked her as she went support I would have had to close the shop and walk in and out of consciousness. away,” Ferris says. “I owe them Eventually the woman, says everything.” Ferris, stabbed her on the left side of her neck— doctors later told her it was within about a quarter linda ferris inch of her jugular It’s so satisfying. You sort of realize you have proven to yourself you can vein—and then make it on your own. her abdomen. They left One of them, Margaret, through the back door with passed away in August 2007, the cash they found, her credit which was another blow to her, cards and the PIN number while the other, Olive Brass, is for her debit card escaping in now 90 years old. Ferris’s Ford Focus. Later in 2007, she lost her After calling 911, Ferris was partner Peter Cormier to taken to Royal Columbian complications from pneumonia, Hospital where she was treated a process that took just 29 days. for five days. He was just 61 at the time. For about two years after the “It it me like a ton of bricks,” incident, every time she saw says Ferris of her double loss someone that looked like her that year. attackers she would freeze and Ferris has a new man in her be seized by a feeling of terror. life, and wants to travel with Thankfully, Ferris was blessed him. The first stop will likely be to have two customers who a visit with her sister, who runs came and helped her through the next three years. They would a sushi restaurant/olive oil store in southern France. alternate days at the store, “It’s time to retire,” says giving her support. Ferris. “It’s so satisfying. You “They helped me to get me sort of realize you have proven on my two feet. Without their to yourself you can make it on support I would have had to your own.” close the shop and walk away. I It’s hard to deny she’s earned owe them everything.” Police didn’t make any arrests trading a life of lingerie for one of leisure. in the case until 2008 when


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Making light of the coming apocalypse Mario Bartel

It’s the end of the world and Bob Robertson feels fine. That’s because, as the calendar ticks down to the apocalypse on Dec. 21 as predicted by the Mayans, he’s been getting ready. The New Westminster comedy writer and performer is sharing some of his Armageddon advice in his guide to the cataclysm, Mayan Horror: How to survive the end of the world in 2012. Robertson says he’s confident the Mayans got it right. After all, they were ahead of their time. They were masterful mathematicians and astronomers. MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER They civilized Mexico before it New Westminster comedy writer Bob Robertson, known for his work in the CBC Radio and television comedy became overrun with tourists show Double Exposure, has authored a guide to the coming apocalypse that is predicted by the Mayan and gangsters. They constructed calendar to happen on Dec. 21. impressive temples that all came in under budget because they stocking up on end-of-the-world supplies to establish a new global currency were built with slave labour. And, say consisting mostly of beef jerky, Kraft by pillaging the charred skeletons some experts, they foretold the demise of dinner and jars of pickles, “because of cars where they’re bound to find mankind because their calendar abruptly they don’t have an expiry date.” And endless stashes of the promotional bills stops at 11:11 a.m. GMT, Dec. 21, 2012. Canadian Tire money. squirrelled away in the glove boxes. He’s Although, Robertson concedes, “the Robertson says once the pillars of already amassed a closet full of “seed guy who was chiseling the calendar destructive hellfire are extinguished and money.” might have just gotten tired.” the banks have been wiped out, there will Please see ‘I’vE BEEN kIND’, A8 Nevertheless, Robertson says he’s been be an opportunity for savvy survivors

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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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COMMENT Keep it simple Re: Downtown civic centre’s name problematic Several friends and I agree—the name Anvil Centre does not mean anything, is old fashioned and would have to be explained. The other name they considered, The Exchange, sounds like a place to sell stocks. Much simpler to just call it the New West Civic Centre so people can find it and know what to expect when they do find it. Valerie McRae New Westminster

CRASS BEHAVIOUR Hardly a month goes by without me hearing my large terrier trying to crunch some bones at Moody Park—he’s very quick and alert. I try to pry the bones away from him, and get about 50 per cent of them. T-bones up to three inches or more and chicken bones could spell a smaller dog’s doom. The perpetrators may be the same lowlifes who defecate under the park’s fir trees, and some dogs are attracted to human waste. I’ve never seen this kind of behaviour in ten provinces, 42 states, and 18 other countries, except in Metro Vancouver. John Connolly New Westminster

REFERENDUMS TOO EASILY CO-OPTED A real example of the problem of apathy in the public is demonstrated by the referendum to repeal the HST. In spite of claims by the supporters of the referendum that over 80 per cent of the eligible voters in B.C. were supporters, only 29.4 per cent of the 3.1 million eligible voted in favour. Is that really the amount of support that should be required to scrap an initiative that makes the tax system more efficient? How can the cost of the $1.6 billion repayment be justified by the irrational reasons purported by the anti-HST folks? Even today, few realize the impact of this cost at $533 per voter and the grants flowing to low income earners of about $500 annually? The answer is too much ignorance. Too often I have heard that voters did not believe

Ottawa would insist that B.C. pay back the $1.6 billion. Others say they were mad because the issue was not on the table before the election. What hope does any other issue have of being supported rationally? The foregone $3.2 billion could be used in a number of worthwhile ways, but instead it only means reduced healthcare and services to the needy and higher taxes on everyone. Referendums are not appropriate in B.C., where voters are so easily misled by special interests with irrational anti-economic issues.   Ed Linstead New Westminster

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

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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

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Pier Park wins fifth award Westminster Pier Park continues to collect accolades, winning its fifth award in the past year. The most recent came with the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver giving the $25 million, 3.8-hectare facility built on the city’s riverfront its excellence award in community parks. “This award signifies the REGBV’s appreciation of the role a project like this can play in economic development and

revitalization activities currently underway in our city,” said city planner Lisa Spitale. “In terms of satisfying urban planning goals, it provides a wonderful public amenity for our growing community while making New Westminster’s downtown attractive for investment.” The park has also been recognized for awards by the Canadian Urban Institute, the Canadian Federation of Municipalities, the Canadian Association of Municipal

Administrators, and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. “We’re proud of all the recognition that Westminster Pier Park has been getting and deservedly so,” said acting mayor Jonathan Coté. “Since its opening this past June, residents and visitors alike have enthusiastically embraced our new park and it’s proven to be a tremendous addition to our city.”


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Of course, Robertson doesn’t want to set off panic on Columbia Street. So he’s playing it cool, going about his daily business normally. He’s cleaned and pressed the tuxedo he plans to wear to the annihilation. “You want to be looking your best at the pearly gates,” he says. He’s placed an advance order for his last meal, fish and chips from Fathom at the River Market. “Comfort food,” he says.

He’s put out his best bottle of single malt Scotch because, he says, “you don’t have to worry about a hangover, or you’ll have one heck of one anyway” depending on how the end of days plays out. Robertson’s book reveals the 10 safest places in Canada to ride out the apocalypse, including the Diefenbunker in Carp, Ont., an old unused subway station in Toronto, and the Roundhouse Lodge at the top of Whistler mountain for its “spectacular view” and “steamed dumplings in

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a light miso broth.” Locally, he suggests the food court at the Royal City Centre, a place Armageddon might just forget. But Robertson says he’s a fatalist. He plans to watch the decimation from his balcony along New Westminster’s waterfront, holding the hand of his wife, comedienne Linda Cullen. “I’m at peace with everything,” says Robertson. “I’ve been kind to animals. I’ve been to church enough to build up some points. I’m ready.” He’d better be. Because if he, and everyone else, wakes up on Dec. 22, he’s going to have a whole lot of remaindered books to dispose of. • Mayan Horror: How to survive the end of the world 2012 is published by Anvil Press. Robertson will be at Renaissance Books on Sixth Street on Dec. 2, 1-3 p.m. to give a reading, sign copies and maybe even calm some jangled nerves.

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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 ribbonadorned 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.” sCavenge around the house

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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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Easy ways to be ‘green’ for the holidays While the holiday season is a time of joy, giving and religious reflection, it also can be a time of excess. Holiday parties, meals brimming with more food than the average person can consume, wrapping paper tossed aside after minimal usage, and shoppers venturing for miles in cars in search of presents can all prove wasteful. For the environmentally conscious, the holiday season is a great opportunity to put your ideals to use. Although it may seem like a challenging task, going green for the holidays is easier than you might think. Get a live Christmas tree

Christmas trees are planted expressly for the purpose of being cut down and turned into holiday decor. Responsible tree farms will plant many more trees than is needed for the purpose of Christmas trees. Be a good steward for the environment and recycle your tree once the holidays are over. Some recycling centers will pick them up for free or a small fee. Consider GivinG food as a Gift

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Most people love showcasing their Christmas spirit with decorations. However, many decorative products are produced overseas and shipped over to North America on large vessels that require a lot of fuel. Think about reducing your decorations or replacing plastic and metal decorations for all-natural options. Branches of holly or twigs tied with ribbon to form a natural wreath are just as decorative as store-bought plastic decorations.

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Choose environmentally responsible charities and donate funds to their efforts in the name of people who do not need another package of pajamas. Use decomposable shipping peanUts

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When looking for the right place to set up your natural tree, it’s best to choose a spot that’s cool and free of drafts. The tree should not be placed near heat sources, including appliances, fireplaces or vents, because such heat sources create a safety hazard and can make it difficult for the tree to retain moisture. There should also be ample space between the top of the tree and the ceiling. plAce some covering on the ground beneAth the tree

Even a freshly cut natural tree will shed needles over the course of the holiday season. Before placing the stand in the location you’ve chosen, put some type of covering, such as a tree bag, beneath the stand so it’s easier to gather all those needles once the holiday season has ended. give them A drink

Remember that natural trees are thirsty. Men and women who have never had a natural Christmas tree in the past might be surprised at just how thirsty natural trees get. The stand’s reservoir should have lots of water, which should never dip below the stump. If the water dips below the stump, you might be forced to cut a little more off the bottom of the trunk to ensure the tree will make it through the holiday season. That can be a hassle once the tree has been decorated, so be sure to check the water in the reservoir at least once per day to maintain adequate water levels.

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Royal City foursome reach curl provincials A team from he Royal City Curling Club skipped by Marilou Richter has qualified for the provincial women’s championship. Richter, third Darah Provencal, second Jessie Sanderson and lead Sandra Comadina were the A event qualifiers at an event in Vernon earlier this month, the first of three qualifying bonspiels for the B.C. championship to be held Jan. 14-20 at the Cloverdale Curling Club. Former RCCC skip Marla Mallett, who now plays with a foursome based at Cloverdale has already qualified for the event as has defending champion Kelly Scott of Kelowna.

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The Nominations and Election Committee is seeking to fill three director positions in 2013, each for a three-year term.

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.

Returning officers We are looking for returning officers to assist in branches between Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 20, 2013. To apply for a position, please send a letter, fax or email with your name, address and phone number and indicate which branches would be most convenient for you. Past experience as a returning officer does not guarantee re-employment. Submit your letter by Friday, January 18, 2013 to: Governance Department, Reference RO Vancity PO Box 2120, Station Terminal Vancouver BC V6B 5R8 Email: Fax: 604.877.7993

A24 NewsLeader Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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Although New Westminster’s Jon Cornish lost out in being the premier pigskin player in this country and on winning the Grey Cup, he was chosen as the best in the biz with a Canadian passport. The Calgary Stampeders running back was named the Canadian Football League’s Most Outstanding Canadian at an awards ceremony in Toronto on Thursday. However, as the West’s representative for Most Outstanding Player he lost out to Toronto Argonauts wide receiver/kick returner Chad Owens. They faced off against each

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other Sunday as the Stamps and Argos clashed in the 100th Grey Cup at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. The Argos came out on top 35-22 with Cornish being held to just 57 yards on 15 carries and also fumbling the ball once. 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 when asked about not just being a Canadian running back, but

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Hyack atoms disappointed, cheerleaders win The Royal City Hyacks Football and Cheerleading Club ended its most

successful season yet in a weekend of bittersweet results. The Atom Black

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Running back Jordan Freeland scored a pair of majors for the 8-9 year old Hyacks, and led the team in rushing. Jude Buchanan also scored, and linemen Darius Wong and Krishan Prasad played solid games on both offence and defence. Meanwhile, the

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its overall winning percentage among all its teams this season, improved its registration numbers by over 50 per cent, making it one of the largest youth sports clubs in the city, and had three out of its four tackle football teams qualify for the league playoffs. The club will be holding its annual awards night for its flag, atom, cheerleading and peewee players on December 5th at the NWSS Pearson gym, with the Junior Bantam Hyacks being honoured at the New Westminster Secondary Football Awards Banquet at Queensborough’s Roma Hall on Dec. 7.

Van Laare nets 23 New Westminster’s Kia van Laare pumped in 23 points as the Simon Fraser University Clan women’s basketabll team won a pair of NCAA Division II games over the visiting Cal State Stanislaus Warriors on the weekend. On Friday, she netted 16 points, including 11 in the second half, as the Clan won 95-52 at SFU West Gym. The next night she scored seven in 17 minutes of play in a 76-46 victory. The Clan are 6-1 heading into the start of Great Northwest Athletic Conference play on Thursday when they play host to the Saint Martin’s Saints of Lacey, Wash. Tip off is 7 p.m.

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After arriving in Calgary, he played behind all-star Joffrey Reynolds. But he wasn’t satisfied with being a backup and he eventually become the starter. “I came around to why can’t I do this. Why can’t I strive to be this, and put in the time to do this,” Cornish said. His rushing total broke a record for Canadian running backs set by Normie Kwong of the Edmonton Eskimos who is now a resident of Calgary. “I’ve got to recognize Normie Kwong. Anybody that sets a record that lasts 56 years deserves recognition. He’s a great Canadian,” said Cornish during his acceptance speech. “When I started out, I didn’t really know what the best Canadian meant. But since I’ve been in the league so long, I’ve seen the quality of Canadian talent in this league. So I think that makes this award more special to me. He spent much of last Thursday expressing his gratitude to lots of people for helping him along his journey. “The first people I thank are

being one of five children raised by his mother, Margaret, on a music teacher’s salary. Cornish said he has never met his father who died while he was attending Kansas. Since then she has gone back to school and become an Anglican minister. She revealed to him when he was on a Christmas break from university that she was in a relationship with another woman, Andrea Mann, an official with the Anglican Church of Canada. The couple later married. Cornish said it only took New Westminster’s Jon Cornish was named him about 15 seconds to the CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian. process the information when his mother told him. my parents for blessing me with “I would like people to be the good genetic material I have, more accepting [of gay people],” that I have been able to hone he said. “People are always with the help of lots of different surprised when I tell them the coaches throughout my life story about my mom’s situation. and put some time in with me. “For me it’s something I’m There’s many of them,” Cornish proud of. She’s been through told a lot and she finally found That group would include, somebody that she loved. of course, his coaches at St. For me there is nothing more Thomas More Collegiate in positive in the world.” Burnaby headed by K.C. Steele. • Cornish has committed At a Grey Cup press to being the marshal for New conference earlier in the day on Westminster’s Christmas Parade Thursday, Cornish talked about of Lights on Dec. 1.

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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.

$1249 each... any style!

 Take the free, easy, online hearing check

offered by the Better Hearing Institute at

 If you think you may have a hearing loss,

see a hearing health professional immediately to get your hearing tested.

 If you have a hearing loss that can be

treated with hearing aids ~ and 95 percent of hearing losses can be improved with hearing aids ~ get fitted for them.

 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.

We are providers for: WorkSafeBC Veteran’s Affairs First Nations & Iniut Health Dept. of Social Development.

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

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Beltone - helping people hear better for over 70 years!

November 28, 2012  

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

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