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thE big picturE - Unemployed filmmakers and their supporters packed the North Shore Studios’ Stage 7 Tuesday for the Save BC Film rally against government cuts. Todd Coyne photo

Save BC Film rally draws thousands to North Shore Studios Part protest, part celebration; Tuesday’s rally to save the film industry in B.C. was the culmination of an online campaign asking the provincial government to increase tax incentives for film and television productions in B.C. TODD cOYNE S TA F F R E P O RT E R

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But on Tuesday night, some 2,000-plus out-ofwork filmmakers and their supporters stepped in front of the cameras once again at the production lot’s Stage 7 to protest the provincial government’s decision to call ‘cut!’ on competitive tax credits for the industry. It was the culmination of the Save BC Film campaign, a social media-driven public relations initiative that, before the rally even began, had garnered more than 25,000 signatures to a petition calling on B.C. Premier Christy Clark to increase tax incentives and stem the eastward migration of film and television productions to Ontario and Quebec. “There’s nobody shooting right now at either facility,” said Peter Leitch, president of both North Shore Studios in North Vancouver and Mammoth Studios in Burnaby. “I can’t remember ever having nobody shooting… and that’s over 20 years.” Leitch also serves as chairman of the Motion Picture Production Industry Association of B.C., a role that affords him a certain big-picture perspective on the industry as a whole. “We saw a real tailing off in 2012 — it was certainly quieter on the feature film front — and now we’re seeing a continuation of that,” Leitch told The Outlook Tuesday. “So 2013 is looking very quiet and we’re concerned about it.” The problem, his would-be customers tell him, is higher tax credits in Ontario, Quebec and elsewhere in the U.S. “The differential between Ontario, Quebec and Vancouver, British Columbia is just too great,” he said. In those eastern provinces, film and television

Peter Leitch productions get a tax break of around 25 per cent off the top, while in B.C., they get a 33-per-centbreak on B.C. labour alone. That works out to about a 10-per-cent differential overall, Leitch said, tilting the industry’s favour eastward. Leitch and other insiders aren’t calling for the province to match those competitive tax rates, but just to “get a little closer,” he said. B.C.’s natural landscape, its shared time zone with Hollywood, and the film infrastructure and personnel already in place here will do the rest to lure the productions back, he added. It was a sentiment echoed at the rally by veteran Beachcombers actor and industry booster, Jackson Davies. “Even though my studios were boats and cop cars and cafés, we did have the most beautiful back-lot set in the world; you’ve probably heard about it — British Columbia,” Davies said, to wild applause. Local film producer Wayne Bennett said B.C.’s

investment in film education, coupled with noncompetitive tax incentives for employers, sends, at best, a mixed message to the industry. “What’s the point of educating people at these 24 facilities in this province if they’ve got to go to Ontario, Quebec and other places around the world to actually earn a living?” But last week Premier Clark told reporters her government would not raise tax incentives in an effort to return the province’s film industry to its former prominence. “I understand the pressure, the race to the bottom that we’ve seen in economies that are really struggling,” Clark said, referring to Ontario and Quebec. “I understand the pressure that that’s creating. But here in British Columbia we offer a pretty good deal for filmmakers and we do it for the right reasons — because it’s an important industry for us.” Today, only about one-tenth of the B.C. film and television industry’s estimated 25,000 employees are working. And while January is naturally a down time for the business, that 10-per-cent mark is a low point historically, Leitch said. “We’re still about 40 per cent down from where we were last year at this same time,” he estimated, noting 2012 was still a “reasonable year” for the business. Part protest, part celebration; Tuesday’s rally was a slickly produced spectacle few industries can rival. And that flair, Leitch said, is what the film and television industry’s grumblings had lacked, until now. “One of the things I think we hadn’t done as well as we could is not only tell the government but tell the public about all the benefits of the industry — the type of employment it generates and economic benefits — and I don’t think we’ve voiced that as well as we could have.” tcoyne@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/toddcoyne

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Neptune expansion OK’d despite anti-coal calls While robocalls protesting the expansion of coal facilities at Neptune terminals have been ringing phones across North Vancouver, the Port of Metro Vancouver announced Wednesday it had approved the expansion TODD COYNE S Ta f f R e p O RT e R

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obocalls targeting the expansion of coal port facilities at North Vancouver’s Neptune Bulk Terminals are the latest tactic in a region-wide public relations war over the commodity’s growing export. But on Wednesday, Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) announced it had approved Neptune’s expansion, saying, “Balancing the Port’s mandate to facilitate Canada’s trade and taking into consideration technical and environmental information, as well as municipal, community and First Nations input, Port Metro Vancouver has made an informed decision to approve both Neptune project permits.” The automated calls are part of a campaign by the Dogwood Initiative, a Victoria-based environmental group opposing a pair of applications under review by the Port to expand coal facilities at Neptune and build a new coal facility at north Surrey’s Fraser Surrey Docks. The caller is Dr. Erica Frank, a prominent public health expert and UBC professor, warning of the health hazards of coal dust and busy rail crossings. Launched before the new year, the calls have so far targeted more than 10,000 homes across North Vancouver,

North Vancouver’s Neptune Bulk Terminals. Todd Coyne photo as well as neighbourhoods in Surrey, White Rock, Delta and Texada Island. But Neptune boss Jim Belsheim says the calls are deliberately deceiving the public about his Low Level Road company’s plans. “In this case, the facts just aren’t correct,” the Neptune president said. For starters, Neptune’s expansion will not require building a new ship berth, as the call claims. Rather, Neptune has applied to replace one of two existing ship loaders and to build a second dumper to handle the higher volumes of coal that will be coming in by rail, Belsheim said. Neptune currently moves about nine million tonnes of coal per year, most of it arriving at the terminals from coal

fields near Fernie, before it’s packed and bound by boat for Asia. But now with the expansion, Neptune’s coal output will double to 18 million tonnes a year, requiring one additional coal train through North Vancouver every day. “Did anyone ask you if you wanted this increase?” the recording asks, rhetorically. “To many people the proposed coal port expansion is just a news item, but [to] people like you that live near the Neptune terminal or train tracks, it means hundreds if not thousands of huge coal trains a year barreling through your community and leaving behind diesel exhaust and coal dust — components of smog with known adverse human health impacts — as well as traffic and safety hazards.” Belsheim took umbrage with these claims, noting that while, yes, train engines do burn diesel fuel, once those trains reach his terminals they are decoupled from their standard diesel locomotives and linked up with one of Neptune’s three electric locomotives. And as for traffic safety, Belsheim points out that there simply are no atgrade rail crossings east of Neptune for pedestrians or vehicles to contend with. “The trains come directly off the rail bridge and straight onto Neptune’s site,” he said. “It’s unloaded then

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immediately goes back along the same track and onto the rail bridge. So there’s no interaction with the North Shore residents. There’s no risk with traffic, no shunting noise, no whistles, it’s quite isolated.” To the question of increased dust, Belsheim said all of the coal that comes into Neptune has already been treated with a dust-reducing sealant, though the company also applies its own sealants and uses small weather stations to monitor dust levels. Belsheim insisted that, yes, Neptune did ask the community if it wanted the coal-shipment increase in a series of public consultation sessions and meetings with resident groups. “We want to be a good neighbour,” he said. Dr. Frank did not return The Outlook’s request for an interview, but Dogwood executive director Will Horter explained away any inconsistencies in the recorded message as the result of having to paint both the Neptune and Fraser Surrey Docks expansions with the same “regional issue” brush. “These same calls were made in five different places so we had to describe the impacts on the region,” Horter said. “So whether there’s a second terminal or they’re just expanding capacity through the existing berth, it’s the same impact on communities, really.” Horter described the robocall campaign — a tactic he regrets — as a hurried but necessary response to PMV’s announcement in December that it was already reviewing the coal port applications, which caught Dogwood by surprise. “This is really the premature launch of a larger campaign,” he said. “We anticipated launching our coal campaign in 2013, but then when the Port tried to slide these two proposals under the door quietly before the New Year, we felt like we had to respond.” The two expansions will make PMV the largest exporter of coal in North America, and that is worrisome from an environmental standpoint, Horter said. But Belsheim maintains that, contrary to Dogwood’s claim that the new Neptune coal “will produce millions of tons of global warming pollution when burned,” the company handles only all-Canadian metallurgical coal used not to fuel coal-fired power plants but rather to make steel, one of the most commonly recycled materials available. Belsheim also refuted Dogwood’s claim that “there are no regulations to control the release of coal dust from rail cars,” saying there are a number of regulators that monitor not just air quality at Neptune daily, but noise, safety and traffic as well. “Debate is healthy,” Belsheim said. “If there’s information that can help us, we want to know it… but in this tape the facts clearly weren’t correct.” Neptune will now take the rest of the year to do an intensive engineering review before beginning the build-out of its coal port expansion in 2014. tcoyne@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/toddcoyne


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There were others at the ground-breaking ceremony for the new 14-apartment HYAD Place on Chesterfield Avenue that undoubtedly shared his feelings. ering commitment by investing their own Seven years ago the parents of 14 North money in the project, throwing fundraisers, Shore young adults with developmental dismeeting with city staff and housing officials, abilities got together to find a solution to this attending meetings on everything from rezonnagging question: Who will take care of my ing to OCP amendments, collecting signatures kids when I’m gone? from local politicians and more. “Our big concern is what is going to happen And now they finally have a permanent to him,” says Stevens about his son Gallagher, address for their adult children. who is 31. The $6.6-million facility will feature a priThe group of parents had met informally at vate unit for each resident, along with a comSpecial Olympics events and the North Shore mon lounge and kitchen. There will also be Connexions Society. Many of their children an onsite residential manager and life skills have known each other since they were todworker. The HYAD socidlers attending the same events ety, which is contributing and programs. $166,00, will manage and All their kids lived at home operate the apartments. but they knew they wouldn’t There was a large cast be able to stay forever. They of community players to envisioned a place where their thank last Friday: the high-functioning adult children North Van school district could live semi-independently for donating the land, the with their friends and be close editor@northshoreoutlook.com developer Polygon, the city to their support network and of North Van and the B.C. programs. It had to be something permanent as their children don’t adapt government. There were MLAs and MPs, past and present, city staff, architects and builders, to change easily. the mayor and, of course, the tireless efforts So the group of parents, on the advice of of HYAD president Clayton Knowlton and his staff at the City of North Vancouver, started wife Susan. a non-profit society and called it Housing For Doors to HYAD Place are expected to open Young Adults With Disabilities. by the end of the year. The society began with no land, no equity Soon, it may become a housing template and no idea about what hurdles lay ahead. used in other communities. “Oh yeah, epic,” says Stevens of the sevenAlready the society has received calls from year journey to secure housing for his son. But as Dr. Vera Frinton, secretary and trea- as far away as Nova Scotia from organizations interested in learning more about HYAD surer of HYAD, noted during Friday’s event, Place. “We all hung in for the long haul.” “We all know as aging parents we want to There were many times along the way when they weren’t sure if their vision would become be sure our children are in a safe and secure environment [and are able to] age in place,” reality but the diverse group of parents kept says Frinton. “This will be home.” plugging along with a common goal, their children’s future. twitter.com/justinbeddall The parents demonstrated their unwav-

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master’s degree at Tokyo University of the Arts. “I always drew with pen or pencil, so I’m only familiar with drawing. It came naturally to me,” he says when asked if he has ever tried other mediums. Using watercolour or oil isn’t in Ikeda’s future, setting him apart from other Japanese and Canadian artists. “While the popularity of anime influences contemporary Japanese art that addresses the notion of cuteness, sexuality and violence continues, Ikeda’s work offers an alternative version,” Kiriko Watanabe, curator for the West Vancouver Museum, tells The Outlook. “Ikeda’s work, which shows the influence of fantasy and trauma in Hayao Miyazaki’s strikingly beautiful animation films, illustrates the fragile balance between humans and nature and reveals uneasiness towards unknown future.” The Lower Mainland is the ideal place for Ikeda to examine the way humans interact with nature. “The location of Vancouver stands out because we live so close to the ocean, mountains, rivers, all accessible from the city core,” says Ikeda, who is an avid fisherman, skier and rock climber. “I enjoy taking a long time to complete my work,” he says. “It’s like climbing a mountain. It may be a long distance and difficult, but I enjoy every step upwards and the final feeling of accomplishment.” Manabu Ikeda’s work is best appreciated in person. Meltdown is at the West Vancouver Museum until Feb. 16 before it’s shipped to Japan. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and admission is by donation. mgarstin@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/MichaelaGarstin

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anabu Ikeda usually takes two years to complete a single drawing. This time, however, he decided to hurry it along. At his North Vancouver studio, working eight hours a day, he just put the last touches on Meltdown, an acrylic ink and pen drawing that only took five months to finish. Using minute pen strokes, he creates highly complex shapes and narratives. Every detail is precise, down to thousands of tiny leaves and dozens of birds.

This isn’t the kind of artwork that can be truly appreciated at a distance. Every image is so small, so precise, that something new can be seen on each inspection. The drawing will be on display at the West Vancouver Museum until Feb. 23. Leaning against the wall in Ikeda’s North Van apartment, Meltdown shows the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster following the powerful earthquake that struck Japan a year and a half ago. He is concerned about nuclear failures and the release of radioactive elements into the environment. But look closely, very closely. The North Shore, Ikeda’s second home, is incorporated into the drawing. A pile of sulfur, recognizably bright-yellow on North Van’s waterfront, is sketched in the right corner. Grouse Mountain’s tram stretches across the middle, anchored by tall metal pipes. Look even closer. Next to the tram, six white mountain goats peer off steep cliffs. Near the bottom of the painting, a tiny moose stands among hundreds of trees, influenced by a trip to the Rocky Mountains this summer. “My work expresses the dangers humans have when they live so closely with industrialization,” says Ikeda, through his translator. He knows English, but not enough to express some complex artistic thoughts. Originally from Japan, the soft-spoken artist has lived in B.C. with his wife and young daughter for the last three years after receiving a scholarship from the Japanese Ministry of Culture. “My work is about no particular place in the world. It can be anywhere where humans interact with industry and nature,” he says, flipping though a book of his drawings. Ikeda’s apartment studio offBLACK central Lonsdale YAN MAGENTA YELLOW CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK is much cleaner than most artist’s. Three dozen small acrylic pots sit on his desk, a few pens in another corner. Because there’s no paint, Ikeda doesn’t need to protect the carpet from stains.

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master’s degree at Tokyo University of the Arts. “I always drew with pen or pencil, so I’m only familiar with drawing. It came naturally to me,” he says when asked if he has ever tried other mediums. Using watercolour or oil isn’t in Ikeda’s future, setting him apart from other Japanese and Canadian artists. “While the popularity of anime influences contemporary Japanese art that addresses the notion of cuteness, sexuality and violence continues, Ikeda’s work offers an alternative version,” Kiriko Watanabe, curator for the West Vancouver Museum, tells The Outlook. “Ikeda’s work, which shows the influence of fantasy and trauma in Hayao Miyazaki’s strikingly beautiful animation films, illustrates the fragile balance between humans and nature and reveals uneasiness towards unknown future.” The Lower Mainland is the ideal place for Ikeda to examine the way humans interact with nature. “The location of Vancouver stands out because we live so close to the ocean, mountains, rivers, all accessible from the city core,” says Ikeda, who is an avid fisherman, skier and rock climber. “I enjoy taking a long time to complete my work,” he says. “It’s like climbing a mountain. It may be a long distance and difficult, but I enjoy every step upwards and the final feeling of accomplishment.” Manabu Ikeda’s work is best appreciated in person. Meltdown is at the West Vancouver Museum until Feb. 16 before it’s shipped to Japan. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and admission is by donation. mgarstin@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/MichaelaGarstin

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He’s standing beside a 10,000pound stainless steel oven that will fire up bagels for the shop on 17th Street and Lonsdale Avenue when it opens in early March. In the next five years, the owners of Rosemary Rocksalt want to have 100 more stores in Canada, then move into the United States and overseas. North Vancouver will soon be home to its first.

“There is no solid bagel brand nationwide and we’re looking to fill this gap,” Dvorak says. A bagel boom-and-bust occurred in the 1990s, he explains, when many bagel shops opened and shut down because of fierce price-cutting competition. “It can be very cost effective, but all you get is just a big round piece of bread when you do it so cheaply,” Dvorak says. Rosemary Rocksalt’s Montreal-style bagels tend to be “much denser, chewier and flavourful” than their competitions’, he adds. Customers can see the bagels cooked on site by bakers in the big oven at the back of the store. “It’s the biggest oven on the North Shore and one of the biggest in Vancouver,” Dvorak tells The Outlook on a tour. Rosemary Rocksalt is owned by many of the same people as Siegel’s Bagels in Kitsilano and Granville Island. Their most popular bagel has rosemary in the dough and rocksalt on top, giving the North

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“We haven’t changed the project itself significantly, but what we have done, though, is we’ve looked at ways we can mitigate some of the concerns,” Richardson spokeswoman Tracey Shelton told The Outlook Monday. A company report released Friday summarized some of the concerns raised by residents and stakeholders during Phase One of public consultations in October. Chief among them; neighbours near the Low Level Road storage facility were concerned about the possibility of increased noise, dust and traffic in their neighbourhoods — not just during construction of the 28 new storage silos, but once they’re operational too. The main source of construction noise during the first four months of the build-out will be from pile driving. But according to Richardson, the company will use a non-traditional vibratory hammer and hydraulic hammer combo — a significantly quieter method of piling, according to the report. “We’re looking at installing extra filters and additional cladding to really abate some of the noise,” Shelton added. Still, residents in homes closest to the site were outraged to learn last October they would lose their southern views of the inlet once the 50-metre-high silos are built on the east flank of the existing building. Concerned the 171-metre-long silo wall would drastically lower their property values, many asked for some kind of remuneration. “Richardson is not a public entity and is, therefore, not obligated to purchase land or compensate property owners for any impacts,” came the response in Friday’s report. “Richardson will not provide compensation to property owners.” A second round of public engagement begins this week as Richardson moves forward on

its application with Port Metro Vancouver to increase its North Van storage and shipping capacity from three million tonnes of grain and oilseeds to five million tonnes annually. Richardson anticipates the construction phase will be delivered in two years, if approved. But that won’t spell the end for disruptions in the neighbourhood. A study released Monday by the MMM Group suggests the new silos would negatively impact the views of 29 additional properties to the north east of the current site. Of those, a dozen homes on East First Street — the most heavily impacted area — would lose more than 50 per cent of their fields of view. Those homes will also experience increased shading on their properties in the fall and winter months from the new wall of concrete silos. The same study, commissioned by Richardson, estimated a 67-per-cent increase in railcar traffic rumbling through Richardson’s rail yard to meet the parallel increase in grain and seed output, meaning a jump from 119 cars today to 198 if the addition is built. The add-on would also bring more weekend workers to Richardson as new shifts are added to keep up with the increased output. The MMM study also considered noise impacts on the surrounding neighbourhood once the east annex is up and running. Its main concern was nighttime noise caused by trains shunting in the yard, which the study authors predict would rise from 118 shunting events now to 130 in the future. This, they said, would cause a 2.8-per-cent increase in the probability of sleep disturbance for those residents nearest Richardson. However, with the completion of the Low Level Road realignment project, the study predicted noise from Richardson would drop off as noise mitigating structures like sound barriers are erected between now and 2025. Richardson will hold two public open houses on the project this week at North Vancouver’s Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier; the first from 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24, and the last from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. Following these sessions, public input on the project will be collected until Feb. 8, when the consultation process is closed. “Then we will take all of that comment and again summarize it and take a look at it,” Shelton said. “And then we will come out after that with a final memo outlining what we heard and a final proposal for this project,” tcoyne@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/toddcoyne


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He calls Ambleside an “embarrassment” that needs to be revitalized to properly reflect West Vancouver, adding that it needs more restaurants to grab a glass of wine and a bite to eat. “There’s nowhere to have a drink on the waterfront, it’s ridiculous,” he says comparing Ambleside to other seaside cities with bustling waterfronts. “When I bring my friends here from downtown, it’s embarrassing.” Smith says the 1300-block is a “mess” but will wait to see where the public stands on a proposed development, which would include a seven- and an eight-storey mixed-

the school and is used to educate students and community members. “There really isn’t another good option for small wind with other tribally-owned businesses,” said Soulliere, “and tribes in the U.S. definitely like to work with other tribes if they can.” The company is now looking into projects in B.C., Nova Scotia, Ontario, Oklahoma, California and another in Minnesota. Only certain sites will work because wind should be at least 15 kilometres an hour on average in order to generate enough power. “Ours are designed for more community scale,” explained Soulliere. “Usually this kind of turbine is connected to a local buildings like a business or school and it offsets the power of that particular building.” Larger turbines, on the other hand, are a different industry and often involve wind farms, he added. For more photos, visit twnwindpower.com or go to facebook.com/TWNWindPower. mgarstin@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/MichaelaGarstin

use building, before deciding what’s best for West Van. “I’m in favour of good development,” he explains, adding more housing is needed close to services like grocery stores, banks and community centres. He’s looking into the idea of putting a restaurant on district-owned waterfront land that would be run by a private company with no taxpayer money needed. Revitalizing Ambleside, it turns out, could all come back to good business decisions. mgarstin@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/MichaelaGarstin

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

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WAREHOUSE

PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: hr@pyramidcorporation.com or fax 780-955-HIRE. SURREY School District No. 36 is hiring a Carpenter responsible for performing skilled tasks related to construction, repair, maintenance, renovation and facilities operations. A BCTQ for Carpentry, BC Drivers’ license and Grade 12 completion are required, and five years Journeyman experience in the building maintenance field is an asset. This temp union position offers a liberal benefit package and attractive wage rate. For more details and to apply by February 4th, please visit www.makeafuture.ca/surrey or www.surreyschools.ca and click on Career Opportunities – Support Staff.

• TRUCK MECHANICS • HOOKTENDERS • HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS • WELDERS • LOW BED DRIVERS

Required for a growing Lower Mainland logging company. Full Time opportunities.

Please fax: (1)604-796-0318 or e-mail: rick.tamihilog@shaw.ca

Required for Western Star & Sterling Trucks of Vancouver Inc. Position available in Surrey location.

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Union Shop - Full BeneďŹ ts

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Forward Resume to Annish Singh Fax: 604-888-4749 E-mail: ars@cullendiesel.com

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Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic

EXCLUSIVE FINNING/Caterpillar Mechanic training. GPRC Fairview Campus. High school diploma, mechanical aptitude required. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning.. Write apprenticeship exams. 1-888-9997882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

GENERAL LABOUR POSITION WITH MECHANICAL UNDERSTANDING We have an opening for our company located in the Gloucester Industrial Park, Langley for a team member in our production department. Duties include machinery operation and training in our welding department. We require a self starter with excellent written and spoken english. Please e-mail resumes to klarose@canadapipeline.com. No phone calls. Only persons of interest will be contacted.

Competitive Wages & BeneďŹ ts After 3 months

EDUCATION

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EDUCATION

BECOME AN OPTICIAN IN ONLY 6 MONTHS

Mega Cranes Ltd. an industry leader is seeking an energetic, aggressive self starter for a full time position. Required immediately. Must have inspectors ticket and Red seal. Will have hydraulic experience and must be able to read electrical and hydraulic schematics.

Optical Dispensing is a high-growth industry with good pay and job security. Train for a “Career With Vision�. START YOUR OWN BUSINESS!!

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DRIVERS WANTED:

TRADES, TECHNICAL

EXPERIENCED TRUCK PARTSMAN

Growing construction company looking for labourers, CWB certified welders and Experienced heavy duty mechanic. Please forward resume with related experience to dean@henrydrilling.com

#208 - 10070 King George Blvd., Surrey, BC www.bccollegeofoptics.ca

604.581.0101

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HELP WANTED

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HELP WANTED

WANT TO WORK OUTDOORS? Fort McMurray

MOTORCOACH & SITE SERVICE BUS DRIVERS

Participation in this study means completing a short survey either by mail or telephone. To learn more and sign-up for the study, please contact Joanne Thompson Research Assistant at jethomps@uvic.ca or 250-721-7964

DUTIES INCLUDE:

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Please fax resumes to: 604.888.4688 or visit Employment Opportunities at www.greggdistributors.ca

Terrific career Opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Rail Experience Needed!! Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time, Valid License w/ air brake endorsement. Extensive Paid Travel, Meal Allowance, 4 weeks Vacation and BeneďŹ ts Package. Compensation based on prior driving experience. Apply at www.sperryrail.com under careers, keyword Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE

SURREY

Fast Paced, dynamic shops

Brandi, 604-777-2195

Gregg Distributors (BC) Ltd. is looking for individuals to fill Outside Sales positions. We offer excellent growth & compensation possibilities. Knowledge of the Industrial & H.D. industries are an asset. Training will be provided to help achieve your full potential.

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Entry level promoters needed. Room for travel and rapid advancement. Must be outgoing and avail immediately

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.

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New Year New Career! Up to $800/wk

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JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIAN. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta) needs a few more good people. Busy, modern shop. $25. $31./hour + bonus, benefits. Great community. Inquire or send resume. Fax 403-854-2845; Email Chrysler@telusplanet.net.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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SUTCO continues to expand! Current openings; Chip Hauls, Chilliwack, Merritt, West Kootenays. Dedicated runs, day and afternoon shifts. Highway, dedicated tractor, Canada Only runs. Dispatcher, based in Salmo, days and evening shifts. If you are looking for a career that offers steady work, Extended Benefits, Pension Plan then apply online: www.sutco.ca Fax: 250-3572009 Enquiries: 1-888-357-2612 Ext: 230

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Details and to Apply Online visit dtl.ca Inquiries & Resumes Email: work4dtl@dtl.ca

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Established utilities services company is seeking part time and full time METER READERS for Chilliwack, Surrey, Maple Ridge, Burnaby, Richmond, North Vancouver, Vancouver and surrounding areas. ‹ E_perience reading meters is considered an asset ‹ 4ust have a reliable vehicle ‹ 4ust be customer oriented ^ith good communications skills ‹ 4ust be capable of ^orking independently in various ^eather conditions ‹ 7hysically demanding Qob ‹ *ompany provided uniforms and training ‹ 7aid by piece rate paid per meter that you read ‹ 0f hired clean +rivers (bstract clean *riminal )ackground *heck and proof of business class vehicle insurance required ‹ Earning potential of appro_imately  per hour Email resume to employment@olameter.com noting location of choice in the subQect line or fa_ to 877-864-2831


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FINANCIAL SERVICES

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263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

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ELECTRICAL

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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PETS 477

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GARDENING

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DRYWALL

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

Jack Russell dogs, male & female. Looking for their forever family home. Must understand the breed. Great with kids, very healthy, shots up to date. $100 for both. 604-273-6270. NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com

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C & C Electrical Mechanical

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374

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PETS 477

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353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

MOTORCYCLES

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TRANSPORTATION

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548 AFFORDABLE INT/EXT painting. 30 yrs exp. Refs. Free est. Keith 604-433-2279 or 604-777-1223.

PETS

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