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the holiday period is also hockey tournament time. Burnaby minor hosted its 50th annual Bantam international tournament, which wrapped up monday. page a10
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matthew Coyne of tourism Burnaby says residents won’t recognize Copeland arena when it hosts the esso Cup national hockey championship for midget-aged women in april. the tournament is another feather in the city’s sporting cap as it forges its reputation for hosting amateur sports events.
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Rink rats will barely recognize Copeland Arena in April. That’s when the Esso Cup, the national championship for midgetaged female hockey teams, hits the ice. A Hockey Canada event, the building’s entrances, windows, floors and ice surface will be emblazoned with the organization’s distinctive red, black and white maple leaf
from national sponsors like Esso, Royal Bank, McDonald’s. TSN will broadcast the final, possibly live if the NHL season is canceled. It’s the kind of big-ticket event Moe Velji, the first vice president of the Burnaby Minor Hockey Association, never thought his group could pull off. But with a can-do spirit and the cooperation of Tourism Burnaby and the City of Burnaby, he’s confident it will be better and bigger than the five
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previous championships, which have all been held in eastern Canada. “It’s huge,” says Vejli, the tournament’s chairperson. “For us to get it was pretty big.” While global events like the Olympics, World Junior Hockey Championships, Davis Cup tennis and Skate Canada are the glamour children of the sports tourism business, Burnaby has quietly positioned itself as a leading destination in Canada for amateur sports tournaments, regional and national championships. It didn’t just happen, though.
“If you develop a proficiency for active sports tourism, over the years you wind up building the infrastructure in the community that allows you to bid for bigger events,” says Tom Mayenecht, a sports business analyst who’s worked with the Toronto Raptors, Vancouver Grizzlies and Tennis Canada. From its genesis as the host for the Canada Games in 1973, successive Burnaby councils in the last 15 years have adhered to a vision of the city’s Central Valley as a sports mecca. please see BURNABY, A3
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It now comprises eight natural grass fields, six artificial turf pitches, two public ice rinks, seven private ones, an indoor swimming pool, outdoor walking and running trails that circumnavigate Burnaby Lake, a flat water paddling course, tennis courts, two all-weather ball diamonds and an archery range. Soon to be added to the mix will be the $61 million Fortius Centre, a non-profit, privately-run sports development, training and medicine institute. Long range plans include more baseball diamonds and a hotel. On any given weekend, the facilities are alive with athletes young and old competing in sports as diverse as kayaking, soccer, figure skating, ringette, rugby, Aussie rules football, field hockey, indoor and field lacrosse, cricket, cross-country running, slow-pitch and Ultimate. “With the quality of the sports facilities, it’s obvious to help drive tourism through sports events,” says Tourism Burnaby’s Matthew Coyne.
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The anticipated opening of the Fortius Centre in the spring will raise Burnaby’s game even higher by giving amateur athletes access to top trainers and doctors, as well as on-site facilities like an athlete’s hotel, gym and FIFAstandard soccer pitch. “Central Valley is the best sports park in Canada bar none, there’s nothing else that compares with it,” says Fortius’ Scott Cousens. “We want to partner with the City of Burnaby in as many ways as we can.” Amateur sports tourism helps build community, says Mayenecht. It’s largely recession proof. In a tough economy families may put off a trip to Europe, but they’ll still travel to their child’s lacrosse tournament. Businesses like hotels, restaurants and shops benefit marIO BarteL/neWsLeader FILe FInancIaL suppOrt OFFered Burnaby’s central location and top facilities have made it a favoured home economically. Volunteerism is promoted. for such sporting events at the boys AAA high school soccer championships. Athletes enjoy access to top facilities To smooth the process of acquiring tournaments and championships, Tourism and can be inspired by watching or Burnaby offers financial support to participating in their sport at a high level. organizing committees with its sports hosting “Progressive communities appreciate that 10 are our tourists,” says Coyne. grants, and expertise in marketing, logistics and small events equal one big event,” says Mayenecht. It’s a competitive game that’s getting tougher planning. City hall is also on board, working every year as more communities chase the amateur “Sometimes there’s more economic and social with local sports groups to juggle schedules and activity generated by a number of small events.” sports dollar. For years Kamloops boasted the free up fields. Burnaby Minor’s Velji is excited to see three title of Tournament Capital of B.C. Victoria “Luckily we are pretty resource rich,” says years of his organizing committee’s work pay launched a successful sport host program in Velji. “We were able to call on the city’s expertise. the wake of the 1994 Commonwealth Games. off in April. His group launched its bid for the It’s critical to having a successful event.” Esso Cup despite having only 70 girls playing in Richmond has jumped in aggressively with the es pric inAl orig s Ays up to 60% off seAr Alw “They have to be welcoming, open,” says the association, none of them at the midget-aged cachet of the Olympic speed skating oval, which 18TH everything from Thursday, Oct. effect Mayenecht of the importance of civic support. Prices level. But they were able to forge a partnership hasinbeen reconfigured to host TH ET just Oct. 24 , 2012 day, Wednesto tohockey UTLaren’t “They have to believe sports O events with the Fraser Valley Phantoms from Langley wheelchair rugby to badminton. last. quantities while stated, otherwise unless RE the social priced TOalso illustrated. be exactly may not merchandis good for the economic impact,Sbut to be the host team. To wine the favour of asorganizers, says sale and cultural impact.” They’ve also enlisted neighbouring hockey Mayenecht, communities not only have to have ® ’S together LONG tWEED chrIStMAS ArrIVES bOOtS ArE IN NOW! WOMEN The stakes are high. While amateur sports associations for volunteers and teams to play top-quality sports venues, they also have to be cOAt with FAuX Fur cOLLAr EArLY At SEArS OutLEt N’S SELEctED WOME tournaments not attract thousands ofuP paying mini-exhibition games between periods and local able to prove they can accommodate athletes and $209.99 wasmay OFF tO 70% SAVE FALL FAShION & spectators, every comes to town forPrIcES a ON A LArGE schools will be transporting 1,000 kids to every visitors nearby, they have to have the volunteer OrIGINAL $ kid who99 WINtEr bOOtS EA. OF OrNAMENtS, WrAPPING Nt ASSOrtME NOW ONLY provincial soccer championship or field hockey game. network to ensure the run smoothly, they 99.99 $69.99-$1 was events PAPEr, DEcOrAtIONS & cArDS ® DOLMAN with a parent or tournament is likely traveling “These are the types of events we can use to have to be accessible, and they have to be a place WOMEN’S NEVADA ED hAVE ArrIV tOYSmaybe N meals in town, NOW ONLY cArDIGA SLEEVEThey’ll whole family. eat promote female hockey,” says Vejli. “It creates people want to travel. At thE OutLEt was $34.99 99 $ 99 stay at a hotel, do$some99 shopping between games. a whole community of interest around female “There’s a huge draw coming to Vancouver,” $ SAVE 70% OFF Pr. “Athletes, spectators EA. and their families, these tIcKEt PrIcES says Velji. “The ease of getting into the city is big, hockey.” SEArS OrIGINAL NOW ONLY
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The 36 women who comprise ALIVE (All Ladies Interested in Vitality and Energy) don’t need New Year’s resolutions to keep up their fitness routine. The group, with members from 60-91 years of age, has been meeting at Swangard Stadium three days a week for 35 years to exercise and socialize no matter the weather and in spite of the cool temperatures.
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The arrival of cold weather has meant the opening for the third time this winter of Burnaby’s extreme weather shelter. The shelter opened its doors at its new location at the Westminster Bible Chapel, 7540 Sixth St., on Dec. 30 to Jan. 3 as overnight temperatures dipped below freezing. It operates from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. to give the homeless a warm, dry place to sleep as well as a meal. The shelter, which is run by the Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness and the Lookout Emergency Aid Society, moved to Sixth Street two years ago from its former location at St. Francis de Sales church near Sperling and Kingsway. Last year’s mild winter meant it was only used by six or seven people on the 23 nights it opened. But Dave Brown of the Lookout Society said he expects the shelter to be busier this year, especially as people become more aware of its new location. It’s been open eight nights so far this season. Notices of the shelter’s opening are provided to social service agencies, local libraries and community centers. The shelter is staffed mostly by volunteers, who are always on the lookout for more help as well as donations of non-perishable prepackaged food and warm clothing. To volunteer, call Kevan Oxley, 604-5152728. To donate food or clothing, contact Dave Brown, 778-288-8887.
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Burnaby RCMP are urging pedestrians to be more cautious after three of them were struck by vehicles last Friday. The most serious occurred on North Road near Lougheed, where a 67 year-old man was killed as he crossed between Burnaby and Coquitlam. The victim was taken to Royal Columbian Hospital but succumbed to his injuries. RCMP said the victim was wearing dark clothing on the dark, rainy night and appeared to be jaywalking. The driver of the vehicle remained
at the scene and police aren’t recommending charges. Later that evening two more pedestrians were struck, at Rumble and Gilley and at McDonald and Ingleton. “Please drive for conditions and pedestrians should wear bright clothing,” said the RCMP in a Twitter feed. They also advised pedestrians should use crosswalks and stay vigilant in looking for oncoming cars while crossing.
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A taiko drummer performs at Mochitsuki Day at the Nikkei Cultural Centre on Saturday. The event celebrates the end of the old year and the beginning of the new one and is highlighted by the ceremonial pounding of rice in giant wooden bowls to create a sweet paste that is formed into mochi cakes, a traditional Japanese new year’s snack.
Telus reports sharp drop in outages due to cable thieves Jeff Nagel Black Press
Metal theft is down sharply in the first six months since a new provincial law took effect to clamp down on unscrupulous scrap buyers. Telus spokesman Shawn Hall said the number of live phone cables stolen by thieves dropped 80 per cent from almost 250 in the first half of 2012 to just over 50 in the second half. “We saw the number of thefts decline almost immediately after the legislation was passed,” Hall said. “It makes it far more difficult for thieves to unload their material.” The Metal Dealers and Recyclers Act requires scrap metal buyers to keep a daily log of their purchases and suppliers, who have to provide identification, be registered and can only be paid by cheque for amounts over $50. Some individual cities already had their own bylaws, but the regulatory patchwork meant thieves could steal wire in one area and sell it in a city where it either wasn’t regulated or local rules were poorly enforced.
In the past, some dealers have paid cash without getting any ID from “salvagers”—even ones bringing in everything from street drain covers and traffic lights to metal grave markers and whole phone booths. “There’s more to be done, but the legislation is certainly doing its part,” Hall said. “It makes it difficult for those bad apples in the scrap industry to continue knowingly buying stolen material.” Hall also credits police for taking metal theft seriously, but added he’s hopeful the problem doesn’t escalate again after some recently jailed chronic offenders are released. Telus lost $16 million to metal theft last year and Hall noted service outages also leave residents without 911 emergency calling and cost small businesses sales when they can’t process credit and debit cards. BC Hydro has also reported a more than 50 per cent drop in copper wire theft since July. So far 64 of the 76 identified metal dealers or recyclers have registered – as required under the new law – and the rest must do so by Jan. 26. Provincial inspectors have met with all operators and performed the first periodic spot checks of most of them to ensure they comply with the new rules.
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The largest increases percentage wise go to the areas in the lower end of the price ranges cited by the authority with South Slope’s prices jumping $53,000 from $767,000 to $820,000 and Capitol Hill increasing by $51,000 from $683,000 to $734,000. “Most homes in the North Fraser region are relatively similar in value compared to last year’s assessment roll,” said deputy assessor Zina Weston of the Burnaby-based regional
office in a press release. “Most single family home owners will see modest changes in the minusfive per cent to plus-10 per cent range.” Most strata residential properties have seen changes in the minus-10 per cent to plus-10 per cent range, said the release. In North Burnaby, a twobedroom in a 20-year-old high rise dropped in average assessment from $447,000 to $425,000 while a 40-year-old three bedroom townhouse rose from $355,000 to
$379,000. A two-bedroom condo in a high rise at Simon Fraser University went up from $326,000 to $331,000 while a 25-yearold two-bedroom in a low-rise building in Vancouver Heights jumped by $20,000 from $295,000 to $315,000. However, in South Burnaby, a three-bedroom condo that’s about 14 years old dropped from $453,00 to $437,000 while a 20-year-old two bedroom low-rise condo maintained its $308,000 assessment.
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The slaughter of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook elementary in Newtown, Conn. again has raised calls for tougher restrictions on firearms. It’s sad it takes such tragedies to get those in positions to enact change to speak up about their beliefs, such as U.S. President Barack Obama—who now, in his second term, claims to have long backed reinstating a ban on assault weapons. It’s even sadder still that such mass killings continue to occur, and unpalatable to listen, in their wake, to gun supporters in the U.S. spout about the right to bear arms. It is illogical, their line that guns don’t kill people—people kill people. Bullets kill people. More unsound is the suggestion by some that it would be a good idea to arm school administrators or teachers. Let the police serve and protect. Let our educators do what they do best—teach. In 2009, according to GunPolicy.org, there were more than 9,000 gun homicides in the U.S.—the highest rate in the world, in a country where almost nine out of 10 people own a gun. Canada had the third most gun homicides that year, behind Italy, with 176. Make no mistake, the issue is guns, not culture. Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein plans to introduce legislation early in the new year that would include a ban against new assault weapons, re-introducing one that was allowed to expire in 2004. Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg also wants to reintroduce legislation to ban the sale of large capacity ammunition magazines. There should be no debate about this. No one needs a semi-automatic rifle to kill a deer. Guns are not toys, something used to pass time, shooting at paper targets or tin cans. From Columbine to Sandy Hook, we’ve seen the damage guns do. It’s time to take them out of dangerous hands. – Black Press
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Is gas the enviro-villain of 2013? VICTORIA – They’re well on the way to stopping the expansion of oil exports to Asia. Now will B.C.’s American branch-plant environmental machine turn on natural gas? A couple of weeks ago I described the dispute between the Haisla Nation and the rest of the Coastal First Nations group over the pioneering of liquefied natural gas development on Haisla territory at Kitimat. Powerful chiefs of the Heiltsuk, Gitga’at, Haida and others in the so-called Great Bear Rainforest oppose the idea of kicking off a new LNG export industry without extending the hydro grid to support renewable power for the region. LNG is shaping up as B.C.’s largest-ever industrial project, if it gets built. And there are signs the American-directed environmental attack is swinging to our gas boom. Some in the Canadian media insist no such U.S. influence exists, or that it is trivial and benign. They mock federal
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Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver’s description of “foreign radicals,” pretending this applies to everyone opposed to oil pipelines. There weren’t many reporters with me when I covered the negotiations for the Great Bear Rainforest in 2006. To the Vancouver media it was just a big forest deal up in the middle of nowhere. Along with B.C. cabinet minister Pat Bell, Coastal First Nations and forest companies, the Sierra Club, ForestEthics and Greenpeace muscled their way to the table. How they did so became clear in early 2007. Behind these big three eco-propaganda groups was a $60 million war chest from an obscure outfit called Tides Canada.
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Another front group, as it turns out. The actual source of the money was the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, the Wilberforce Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Most made their billions in computers and software in San Francisco or Seattle. They’ve funded scientifically suspect campaigns such as “Yellowstone to Yukon” and “boreal forest” aimed at turning more than a third of Canada into parks. Increasingly, they are partnering with aboriginal people in B.C. and across Canada. Some in B.C.’s major media have since grudgingly credited independent B.C. researcher Vivian Krause with filling in the blanks. She has shown that starting in 2002, these foundations began formally organizing against Canadian fossil fuel production. When the B.C. and Canadian governments matched the $60
million Great Bear Rainforest fund for “ecosystem-based” forest management, they didn’t realize they were reinforcing a blockade against oil exports. Tides and its backers have continued to fund and create new protest groups, which are quoted as they pop up by credulous B.C. media. Their argument against oil exports centres on the sexy but false premise that Alberta’s “tar sands” somehow uniquely threaten the global climate. Lately, as the size of B.C.’s gas development has become clearer, the protests have started to refocus. Now we hear dire claims about the decades-old technique of “fracking” in gas development, and previously obscure groups are springing up to protest gas projects. Hollywood is about to gas us with an anti-fracking movie starring Matt Damon. Previews suggest that Promised Land works the usual evil-greedycapitalist themes, in the Avatar tradition. Please see TIME, A7
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ForestEthics, Sierra Club and Greenpeace, meanwhile, are campaigning against their original forest preservation deal on B.C.’s Central and North Coast. Sustainable development solutions aren’t good for their business model. If people think a problem is solved, they stop sending money. Meanwhile, the U.S. is surging ahead with its own shale oil and gas boom. Plans are underway for LNG exports from the U.S. to Asia. I think 2013 would be a good year for Canada to start making its own decisions on energy development. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press
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I ran into an old colleague and learned flight attendants no longer have a set retirement age. As a matter of fact there are now a number of retirees who will come out of retirement and return to active duty. I used to work with two of those mentioned. Both are now 70 years old. Both will probably run circles around some much younger colleagues and you would enjoy being in their care. When the Harper government introduced a change in retirement age from 65 to 67 by 2020 I was thinking of all these people who are now happy about the change. Those who are not can still take early retirement. Besides them I know many others, way past 70, who still enjoy going to work selling insurance, managing property and doing other work that gave them pleasure all along. Where do our NDP MPs find the people crying ‘victim’ all the time? Ziggy Eckardt Burnaby
To merge or noT To merge? There is much merit in the idea of merging the five municipal police forces and the RCMP detachments in Metro Vancouver. There are bound to be efficiency gains from having a merged administration and
larger centralized specialized departments. Also, as pointed out in Wally Oppal’s recently released Missing Women Commission of Inquiry report, it is likely a merged police force would have a better chance of solving major crimes in the region. However, as usual, the devil will be in the details. Before deciding to support such a proposal we need the details. What policing structure will be proposed? I would not like to see a takeover by the Vancouver City Police, rather there should be an entirely new structure. I don’t think the headquarters should be in Vancouver but rather closer to the centre of the region where the fastest growth is occurring; perhaps somewhere in Surrey. Also something will have to be done about policing levels and per capita costs since some cities, such as West Vancouver and New Westminster have much higher policing levels and per capita costs than others such as Burnaby and Coquitlam. Although such a proposal is superficially attractive, a great deal of the details need to be worked out before it will be possible to make an informed decision whether to proceed. Garth Evans Burnaby
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New hospital to be a boon to cancer-struck kids BC Children’s Hospital Foundation raising $200 million Jeff Nagel Black Press
Kids fighting cancer will be among the prime beneficiaries of plans to rebuild B.C. Children’s Hospital starting in 2014. The $683-million project will roughly double the amount of space in the hospital and it will also reconfigure the pediatric oncology department, now inconveniently spread out over three floors, onto one much more efficient level. “It will provide much greater continuity of care,” said Stephen Forgacs, spokesman for B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation. The foundation is helping support
the new hospital – to open in 2018 – with a $200-million fundraising campaign and Forgacs said the new design is centred around the needs of families. “We’re building exclusively private rooms in the new hospital,” Forgacs said. “There will be no more open ward.” Those private rooms will have their own bathrooms, fold-out beds and wardrobes to accommodate parents who want to stay overnight with their sick, frightened kid. Also planned are kitchen facilities for families, office space for parents needing to keep up with work duties and wifi access everywhere. “In any hospital room you’ll be able to get online, which is great for parents who are away from work,” Forgacs said, adding it also helps
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Clara, 6, her brother Brennan, 4, and mom Andrea Howarth. The Howarth family are big boosters of the BC Children’s Hospital after Clara’s leukemia was diagnosed and she received treatment. Clara is now in remission and supporting the hospital’s efforts to raise funds for a new hospital.
kids beat boredom with video games and connect online with friends. Besides improving privacy and infection control, there are advantages to letting parents stay in a private room. They can comfort their child and they know so much about treatment protocols, they’re essentially experts who help back up staff. Medical technology has evolved by leaps and bounds since B.C. Children’s Hospital opened in 1982, when personal computers were a novelty. Diagnostic scanning is light years ahead and minimally invasive medical procedures allow much more use of day surgery rather than overnight stays. The new hospital will be much better designed with all technology needs in mind. Demand has also soared over the years and not just due to B.C.’s growing population. Kids whose conditions meant a death sentence in the 1980s are surviving in much greater numbers – the pediatric cancer survival rate is up to 80 per cent from 20 then. And others who once died young from chronic conditions like cystic fibrosis now routinely live into their 40s. It all means a hospital that was at capacity the day it opened 30 years ago is now bursting at the seams. Forgacs said myriad improvements will make the new hospital more welcoming and comforting to families enduring the worst and most
terrifying moments of their lives. It’s critical to meet those emotional needs – not just the medical ones. “The stress families feel is intense,” he said, adding hospital staff feel it too. “Not only are you dealing with a child who is ill, you are dealing with parents of that child who would literally give their lives if they could to save the child.” Forgacs said the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation has raised $155 million over the past four years toward its $200-million target through tremendous grassroots support as well as support from major donors. High-profile donations have come from Vancouver Canucks Daniel and Henrik Sedin and singer Michael Bublé. The biggest contributions have been $25 million from Teck Resources and $20 million from the Overwaitea Food Group.
Just as honourable, Forgacs said, is the support from parents whose kids have been through the hospital but who perhaps can afford only to volunteer or simply share their stories. “They look for ways to express their gratitude,” Forgacs said. “For many of them I think it’s almost thereapeutic to remain involved with the hospital.” Forgacs said the foundation is now hoping more donors will step forward to raise the remaining $45 million. “We’re appealing to British Columbians in every income bracket to help us complete the campaign.” BY THE NUMBERS
- 100 to 150 children diagnosed with cancer each year in B.C. - 800 in active cancer treatment at any time - 80 per cent survival rate, up from 20 per cent 25 years ago
An artist’s rendering of the entrance to the ER at the new hospital.
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SPORTS Lions top cats in Port Moody tournament
The Burnaby Mountain Lions won the Port Moody senior boys high school basketball Christmas tournament by downing the North Surrey Spartans 78-46 in the final Dec. 29. The Lions opened the tourney by defeating another Surrey school, the Princess Margaret Lions, 96-43 before moving on to take out the St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints of North Vancouver 69-52 in the semifinals. The previous week, the Burnaby South Rebels defeated Burnaby Mountain 72-49 Dec. 22 in the consolation final of the Rod Thomson Mountain Madness tournament held at both schools. South started the tournament losing 70-56 to the Delta Pacers before bouncing back by beating Vancouver’s Churchill Bulldogs 90-75 in a consolation round semifinal. Burnaby Mountain opened the tourney by losing to Abbotsford’s Yale Lions 67-56 before downing the Queen Elizabeth Royals of Surrey 61-41 to set up their showdown with Burnaby South. The tournament is named after former Rebels assistant coach Rod Thomson. email@example.com
Burnaby Bulldogs forward Carmine Sorace is thwarted on a scoring attempt by Alaska Aces goalie Jeremy Swayman in the first period of their game at the 50th AAA Bantam international hockey tournament, at Burnaby Lake Arena. Burnaby won 4-2.
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As chair of the Burnaby Minor Hockey Association’s major bantam Christmas tournament since the mid1990s, Larry Hayes has organizing it down to a science. But the 2012 version required him to do some new math that involved squeezing 17 into 16. When all the calculations had been done and spreadsheets finalized, there was still one tournament champion with the Okanagan Hockey Academy edging the Langley Eagles 4-3 in the New Year’s Eve final. “It had its exciting moments,” said Hayes of the 50th version of the tourney. “Certainly the 17th team at the 11th hour created a few sleepless nights, but we were happy to let them in.” For the most part, the BMHA Christmas tourney doesn’t need much tweaking from year to year with 16 teams in four divisions creating a nice scheduling symmetry. But that symmetry got knocked askew last month. Hayes said the confusion stemmed from the tentative approval for entry he had given the Arizona Bobcats in July, which he does for many teams in the summer. “After that some follow through and some don’t follow through. They assumed they were registered but there was no follow up work done and no registration fee,” said Hayes. When the schedule came out, the Bobcats weren’t on it and they frantically contacted Hayes saying they had already booked their flights and hotel rooms. Hayes said he worked with the city to be able to adjust the schedule to allow for the Bobcats to be included as a fifth
team in one division. Complicating matters was the addition of Simon Fraser University’s showcase tournament involving UBC, Arizona State University Sun Devils and the Oklahoma University Sooners taking up two nights at Copeland. The juggling act had Hayes’ head spinning. “I needed a psychiatrist when it sunk in,” said Hayes. “Once I get the tournament program and schedule to bed I usually get a two or three day rest period before Christmas, but it didn’t happen this year. The city bent over backwards to make it happen.” In the last two years, the tournament has lost some of its star power. The United States economy has taken its toll on traveling for many of its major bantam teams. Frequently the tournament had as many as six American teams and occasionally there would be one from Europe. The 2011 version, for the first time in as long as Hayes could remember, no U.S. team showed up. It was also the first time the Burnaby Winter Club, which had won in 2009 and 2010, didn’t participate electing to attend a tournament in California instead. This year both the Burnaby and North Shore Winter Clubs, who had won seven of 10 titles between 2001 and 2010 between them, decided to give their players a Christmas break, said Hayes. “It would have been nice to have them here because they’re two good, strong teams,” said Hayes. “Both of them have been part of the tradition. Having them would have been great.” Not having those teams, however, did not diminish the attention the tourney got from Western Hockey League scouts, said Hayes holding up a box full of job cards scouts left with the committee. “It’s just good to have them here.”
He said having the international flavour back with the Bobcats, Arizona Firebirds and Alaska Aces was welcomed by the local teams. It makes it just that more interesting and exciting to be able to play somebody different.” Having the university teams playing and holding college hockey seminars was also a nice addition to the festivities, said Hayes. “That added some excitement and atmosphere to the tournament. It was a good start to a real good tradition.” The Prince George Cougars took third place by edging the Coquitlam Chiefs 4-3. The BMHA Bulldogs came in second in the Smith Division by beginning the round robin with a 4-2 win over the Alaska Aces and then downing the Nanaimo Clippers 5-2 on the tourney’s opening day, Dec. 27. The next day, however, they were defeated 8-3 by the Surrey Thunder. The Bulldogs were eliminated in the first playoff round when the Cougars doubled them 6-3.
CP names Sinclair 2012 top women’s athlete The awards keep rolling in for Christine Sinclair. The Burnaby soccer product was named Canadian female athlete of the year by Canadian Press. It’s the first time a soccer player has won the award. The Canadian women’s teams she led to bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London was also named team of the year by CP. Earlier in December, Sinclair was voted as Canadian athlete of the year, the Lou Marsh Award, handed out by the Toronto Star.
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Loving the life in the Lower Mainland By Kerry Vital
Metro Vancouver is widely known as one of the best places in the world to live in. Leisure and recreation is right on our doorstep, our economy is thriving, we have a lively arts and cultural scene, and new residents move here in droves. But what exactly makes the Lower Mainland such a wonderful place to live? “I think people love living in the Lower Mainland because of the excellent work-life balance,” says Bob de Wit, CEO of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association. “There aren’t many places where someone can ski and golf in the same day in the same city!” Michael Hungerford, a partner at Hungerford Properties, agrees, saying that Metro Vancouver has it all. “There’s a tremendous quality of life here,” he says, adding “People recognize the stability that the Lower Mainland has. It’s a great city to work in and have fun.” Hungerford himself lived outside of the Lower Mainland for 10 years, but kept coming back to Vancouver. “There are studies that speak to the Lower Mainland as one of the best places to live in the world,” he says. “People want to raise their kids here. They recognize the stability that the Lower Mainland has.” Indeed, Vancouver was rated as the fifth best city in the world on the Mercer Quality of Living survey, the results of which were released in early December. A similar study by the
Martin Knowles photo above, submitted photo below Economic Intelligence Unit rated Vancouver as third in the world. A temperate climate and some pretty amazing scenery are just two of the reasons that The citizens of of Metro Vancouver are an people love living in the Lower Mainland. A thriving economy and a great quality of life intelligent bunch, according to a study by draw new residents every year. Smartcities Hub. The study rated Vancouver as the fourth smartest city in the world. Our relatively temperate climate is also a draw for people considering where to live. With warm summer days and cool fall nights, it’s rare for citizens of Metro Vancouver to experience major weather-related problems, unless of course you’re yearning for the white Christmas that doesn’t happen very often. “I think people are drawn first to Canada – because of our relatively greater political and economic freedoms – and then once they’re here, to the Lower Mainland, probably due to our having the best climate in the country,” says de Wit. Another wonderful thing about the Lower Mainland is the options for business owners here. “You can really create your own opportunities,” Hungerford says. It’s no wonder Metro Vancouver’s population grows every year, when there are so many great reasons to live here.
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Desirable Glenbrooke location in the Whistler inspired Roycroft condos. 1 bdrm ground level unit on the quiet side of the building. Original patio expanded to now offer more than 500 sq ft of outdoor space. 9’ ceilings w/ open concept living space, feels larger than it is. Good in suite storage + bonus fully private individual storage room. Well run strata with low maintenance fees.
All sorts of potential. 2,200 square foot house, built in 1957 on a 52X100 foot lot on the high side of the street. Main floor has been freshly painted with recently updated bathroom and flooring. Bright kitchen (needs updating) overlooking back yard. Large living & dining room, 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom across the main floor. 1 bedroom suite below, needs updating but offers lots of space. 5 year old roof.
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#102-215 12th St • $329,900 Great layout & functional spaces in this 2 bdrm + den, 2 bath unit. Much more of a townhouse feel w/ private, elevated patio & direct street access. Bright, open living space. Large patio gets lots of sun & offers space to entertain & plant a small garden. Pet friendly building. Short, level walk to all amenities.
#2304-280 Ross Dr • $549,900 2 bedroom + den, 2 bath Sub-Penthouse corner unit. Unique to the 23 floor is a large 275 sqft balcony. Plenty of room to entertain inside & out. Smart layout w/ bright living spaces & satellite bdrms. Mbdrm offers W/I closet & 4 pc ensuite. Gourmet kitchen has granite counters & stainless appliances. 4 parking - side by side double tandem.
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#1405-121 10th St • $319,900 Bright & spacious 2 bdrm, 2 bath corner unit. NW exposure, view of city & mtns. Wall to wall windows in bdrms & lvgrm offer plenty of natural light. Good sized kitchen w/ stainless stove & dishwasher. Re-piped in 2009. Reliable, well managed solid concrete Bosa building. 1 parking, 1 storage locker & insuite storage/ laundry room. Short walk to shops, services & Skytrain.
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Brent GARDENS at #124-4373 Halifax Street, Burnaby Convenience at its best! This 2 bedroom ground level unit at Brent Gardens features newly painted interior, updated kitchen, lighting, crown moulding, baseboard and beautiful hardwood flooring throughout the unit. Both bedrooms have access to the large outdoor patio which faces the centre of the landscaped courtyard as well! Steps to the Skytrain & various bus loops, Brentwood Mall and close to BCIT. Do not miss your chance to see this! Call today!
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$448,000 1909-14 Begbie St, New West Welcome to Interurban. A stunning waterfront view from this spacious 2 bedroom / 2 bath penthouse level condo. Interurban is just 2 years old and is located within steps of the newly redeveloped skytrain, River Market shops and waterfront park. Don’t miss out on this amazing value in Downtown New Westminster!
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