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The SkyTrain station at Metrotown will be undergoing extensive renovations to keep up with passenger demand and improve accessibility.

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A major renovation of the Metrotown SkyTrain station could lead to closure of the busiest station in Burnaby for 15 months, according to a TransLink request for proposals (RFP) for the project. Whether that closure will happen has still not been decided, stressed SkyTrain spokesperson Jennifer Siddon.

The renovation of the station is part of upgrades to seven stations being funded with $124 million from the federal and provincial governments and $29 million from TransLink. Metrotown, along with Main Street-Science World, are sites of the two biggest projects on the list, which also includes work at New Westminster, Scott Road, Commercial-Broadway, Surrey Central and Joyce-Collingwood stations. While construction will start on Main Street station early in the new year, Metrotown is in the conceptual

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design phase, Siddon said. Those two stations have not yet had faregates installed as they will be put in as part of the renovations. Metrotown station has not had any renovations since it was built in 1986, apart from the walkway connecting to Metropolis at Metrotown shopping centre, which didn’t exist when the Expo Line first opened, Siddon said. “When the station itself opened, there was something like only a bowling alley and a department store and some apartments on the other side [in the area].” Today, the station is busy all

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“It’s a significant upgrade project geared towards increasing the capacity of the station,� said Siddon. “There’s incredible growth in the area, let alone the region. It’s about improving accessibility. It has been a challenge having only one elevator at that station and also at the side away from the walkway.� As a major project, TransLink has scheduled a year-long process for design work and development of an alternate service plan before any construction begins in early 2014, she said. The request for proposals for detailed design and construction engineering services states that a cost review has identified “significant savings� if the station could be shut down during construction, mainly due to the resulting shorter construction period, from 28 months if it stays open to 15 months if it’s closed. If closure occurs, alternate service could comprise a “bus bridge� to neighbouring stations, changes to existing bus service or use of a temporary station. If the temporary station option is chosen, it could be built on the pocket track just east of Metrotown station, with access to the platform level from temporary staircases. However, as elevator service would not be provided, the RFP said, “transit users requiring an elevator will use Royal Oak or Patterson Stations.� Proponents are being asked to show the difference between a 28-month stationopen project and a 15-month station-closed option, and what that alternative would look like. While acknowledging

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Metrotown SkyTrain station as it looked when it opened back in 1986. The station is due for a major renovation, according to TransLink.

cost considerations, Siddon said the main reason for the option of shutting down the station is safety. “One of the challenges we have with Metrotown is it’s relatively narrow and where its emergency exit is located ... There’s also concerns about how narrow the platform would be if we are asking our passengers to navigate around temporary fencing.� Any potential cost savings of completing the work sooner would have to be weighed against the cost of providing an alternate service, she said. It’s like renovating a house and having to decide whether it makes more sense to move out to allow work to proceed more quickly, or doing it in bits and pieces over a longer period. “The most important thing is understanding the impact on our customers and their safety,� she said, calling safety the No. 1 priority. Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan was surprised to hear first about the potential

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of the station being shut down from reporters. He hadn’t even considered it as a remote possibility. “One of the problems with TransLink is the Mayor’s Council isn’t included in any level of detail about any of the projects that go on. Essentially that remains with the private board so we’re not involved with those discussions.� Corrigan planned to talk to city hall staff on Monday about the issue, in hopes that they were consulted “and that there may be more information within the bureaucracy than there is for the politicians ... I would hope we weren’t left in the dark on it.� As for the potential shutdown, he said, “they would have to make a pretty persuasive argument in order to do it. “It’s a big inconvenience for people that are going to be taking that SkyTrain station but it’s also a big impact on the mall.� Currently, he said, the mall

gets about 30 per cent of its business from SkyTrain passengers. Corrigan sees the push to get the station renovated more quickly as being connected to a desire to get faregates up and running as a “feather in their cap� for the provincial government. “You’re seeing projects all being pushed as hard as they can be pushed, whether it’s the Port Mann [Bridge] or faregates on SkyTrain to try to get it in before their election mandate is up. So there will always be a premium being paid in order to deliver.� Siddon said the contract is expected to be awarded in January, with the resulting detailed design to be done by September, and public consultations to follow sometime in the fall. If all goes as planned, construction is scheduled to start in February 2014, with completion in 2016 or earlier.

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donors accounted for 29 per cent of revenue, while the provincial government (through the BC Seniors Games Society) contributed 19 per cent, or $105,000, and the City of Burnaby committed to funding $55,000, or 10 per cent. A variety of other funding sources, including donations, sales and grants made up the remaining six per cent. The revenue generated “significantly exceeds” the budget estimate included in the organizing committee’s original bid for the Games, the report said. That’s due to sponsorship revenue exceeding expectations and the number of participants being more than expected. Total expenditures for the

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Burnaby organizers of the 2012 BC Seniors Games finished $15,565 in the black. After a final audit expected in mid-December, half of that amount, or $7,783, will be given to the BC Seniors Games Society to fund future games, with the rest to be put towards seniors amenities in Burnaby, according to a city staff report. The Games organizers raised more than $547,000 in revenues of which 36 per cent came from registration fees from participants. Sponsorships from corporate and individual

event were more than $531,000. Of that, 38 per cent was spent on securing venues, including city-owned facilities, Burnaby Mountain and Byrne Creek secondary schools, Burnaby Firefighters Hall and Royal City Curling Club. Administration of the Games, including office space, temporary office staff and equipment rental, took up 22 per cent of the costs. Other major costs included the gala banquet, sponsor recognition events, signage and printing. The Games were held Aug. 21 to 26 and drew almost 4,000 participants from across the province who competed in 28 events.

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At first it was only supposed to last until the American Thanksgiving weekend. Then it was to end by Dec. 1, then in time for Christmas. But increasingly it seems like the NHL owners and players are unlikely to reach an agreement on a collective agreement before the new year, if at all. Ominously, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said if the league can’t get the players to agree to a new contract in time to salvage a 48-game season, there won’t be one and the dispute will fester. What’s a hockey-starved fan to do? Contrary to popular paranoia, the country’s economy hasn’t collapsed. Nor have those of cities whose NHL arenas are dark and shuttered. In fact, the Bank of Montreal’s deputy chief economist said employment in the accommodation and food services industry in Canada actually increased in November. The attempt by various TV networks to fill their scheduling void with rebroadcasts of “classic” games has been little more than a curiosity that reminds us how much slower the game used to be and how far we’ve come in TV technology. Teams in minor and junior leagues have enjoyed increased attention from media and fans looking for their regular hockey fix. Some, like the Vancouver Giants and Abbotsford Heat, are offering discount ticket packages to showcase their product to more people, building a bigger fan base for the future. Even the SFU Clan hockey team is ratcheting up its marketing, hosting its first Great Northwest Showcase against teams from UBC, Arizona State and Oklahoma universities at Burnaby’s Copeland Arena in late December. There’s still plenty of hockey out there for diehards to enjoy. The NHL owners and players might want to keep that in mind.

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Living in an age of mockery Seen the latest video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford that’s gone viral? It features a press event before the Grey Cup in which Ford and some staff play a little football. He hikes the ball, goes back a few steps to make a pass, loses his balance and tumbles to the turf. Fat man falls. Ha ha. Because he’s offended so many people during his time in office, the humour—one assumes—is all the more rich. Regardless, the video spread around the world. Just before the U.S. election, late night TV funnyman Jimmy Kimmel’s crew hit the streets to ask people what they thought of the second presidential debate. The twist: the debate hadn’t actually happened yet. That didn’t stop people from commenting. People on camera said things like Obama came off better, and oh yes, the townhall style event was much more intimate than the previous one and so on. Funny. And yes, insightful about human behaviour. Yet it seems humour — from the things we share on social media to the reality shows we watch — is increasingly being

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characterized by the concept of mockery. Today we spend a lot of time laughing at people, and often, ridiculing them. Their foibles, their pettiness, their slip-ups. And what’s wrong with that, one might ask? I’m not sure. But somewhere in there, it feels off, somehow. It’s no revelation that we live in an age in which the lens is turned on ourselves and the world around us. We like it real. Reality TV, making videos for YouTube in your bedroom, uploading footage of the riot we stumble across in Greece—real life is exciting. And as America’s Funniest Home Videos established years ago, we can be hilarious— particularly by accident. It’s one thing, though, to laugh at ourselves. In fact, it’s healthy and humbling. After all, “selfdeprecating” is probably one of

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the more flattering things you can say about a person’s character. But what about when we turn it around? When we’re laughing at others? And what if they’re not laughing? It’s one thing when we laugh at a comedian on stage, seeking to tickle our funny bone, but what if it’s just real folks going about life? When Franklin D. Roosevelt was U.S. president in the ’30s and early ’40s, the media never showed him in a wheelchair, or being carried, helping to hide the fact he was paralyzed. Perhaps it was media collusion out of respect for office at a time when disabilities were seen differently. And it’s good today that we’ve broken many of those taboos, and acknowledge that frailty exists — even among those in highest office. But compare the Roosevelt situation to that in the Ford video. When we watch Ford tumble to the turf, what do we think? Fat idiot? Offensive words, but how far off the mark? When we giggle at the people on the street discussing an imaginary presidential debate don’t we, at very least, think them foolish?

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So what, one might say. No harm done. But what if this trend is undermining our respect for others? What if it feeds this culture of mean people are talking about, a culture of mockery that empowers the bullies, feeds concepts of ‘us and them,’ lowers the tenor of public discourse and sends a message that it’s OK to celebrate when a person is hurt, and to laugh when they are embarrassed or humiliated? How is it different if an unpopular 10-year-old girl stumbles as she walks across the school stage, and the assembled students laugh, then schoolmates continue to badger her for weeks to come? But it is different, isn’t it? Rob Ford is a politician. He’s put himself on that platform. He’s exposed himself. And those people on the streets of L.A., they should have been honest and admitted they didn’t know there was a debate. And in those cases we’re talking about people in different cities, different situations. Not people in our local community. It’s different. Right?

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Well paid workers keep economy going Years ago there was a big push by the Campbell government to privatize cleaners, laundry and food services staff in hospitals and long-term care facilities to save money, as the non-unionized workers would be paid a much lower wage and no benefits. As a supervisor in the support services department of a facility I was contacted by several private contractors. I explained that all our bedrooms had to be cleaned daily, the ensuite washrooms and public washrooms several times daily etc. We expected our cleaners to spend time talking to the residents, notice and report subtle changes in the way they dressed, moved, talked, that might indicate health problems. The food services staff job wasn’t to simply bring plates to the tables. They had to know the special and rather complex diets of all the residents in their section and help some of them eat and drink. The contractors were incredulous. They were planning to use as few staff as possible and assumed one worker could whiz through quickly and cover a lot of ground.   I had a prior knowledge of contract companies as I worked for one in Toronto as a temp in various factories and warehouses. I had only been in Canada for a while and this gave me an exposure to all sorts of jobs. I was making $10/hr, 40 hours a week or more, in the late 1970s. Not bad at the time for a frugal single person. However I knew the owner/manager/jack-ofall trades of that small company was charging his clients a lot more. He did have all sorts of legitimate expenses— an office with a few staff, a salesman, several vans and drivers bringing workers to work sites etc.—and had to make enough of a profit to provide a decent life for his family.   I ran into one of the Vancouver contractors

a couple of years later. He had tried working for a health authority but their expectations were totally unrealistic. Only a government that is woefully blind would sincerely believe that replacing a unionized worker by one paid half the wage will result in big savings. What is also always forgotten is that well paid full time workers—unionized or not—keep the economy going, not hordes of part-time workers making near minimal wages.  J-L Brussac Coquitlam

Time To plan for a new climaTe I didn’t know whether to cry or laugh when I read that another climate change summit has been convened in Doha. Global warming and resulting climate change are irreversible facts and nothing these out-oftouch academics can do will have any effect. I can’t imagine

anything more useless or futile than another climate change summit. It is hard to justify making the economic sacrifices required to achieve even a minimal reduction of carbon emissions when so-called third world countries like China are exempt and continue to spew massive amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. Also, none of the goals set at past conferences have been met.  It is time to be realistic. The world’s leaders need to refocus their efforts and concentrate on preparing to deal with the macro-effects of global warming, particularly the melting of the polar ice caps and resulting catastrophic rise in sea levels and climatic temperature, and precipitation shifts which will radically alter land use in many parts of the world.   Garth Evans Burnaby

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Several Burnaby residents have been selected to receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals for their contributions to the community. In a letter to city council, Burnaby-North MLA Richard Lee said Joe Finamore, Valley Bakery owner Jack Kuyer, Second World McDonell War veteran Gim Wong and Dr. Thomas Leung will receive their medals at a presentation on Saturday, Dec. 15, 11 a.m. in the community room of the McGill library branch, 4595 Albert St., Burnaby. Burnaby-Edmonds MLA Raj Chouhan recently said in a letter to council that several of his constituents were recipients of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals “for their significant contributions and achievements in making MulhollanD Burnaby better.” Those recipients are Antonia Beck, executive director of South Burnaby Neighbourhood House, Burnaby Coun. Paul McDonell, Wanda Mulholland, community development coordinator of the Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness, and Mahjobeh Badakhsh, a recent Byrne Creek secondary grad who has raised thousands of dollars for an orphanage in her native Afghanistan while raising awareness of human rights issues. They will receive their medals at a ceremony in January 2013.

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“Burnaby Council has made a long-term commitment to environmental sustainability and has joined other municipalities in supporting the regional target of 70 per cent waste diversion from the landfill by 2015. Though the City has initiated several waste diversion programs, garbage volumes have not decreased. The costs of disposing of this garbage are increasing; Metro Vancouver, which sets these disposal fees, has told the City these fees are expected to rise by 41 per cent over the next four years. Beginning in March, Burnaby citizens will be able to see these costs on their utility bill and will have a new opportunity to save money by reducing the amount of garbage they produce.” Mayor Derek Corrigan


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Police seek attempted kidnappers Burnaby RCMP are seeking suspects in an attempted kidnapping Thursday evening in the Capitol Hill neighbourhood. A woman was walking south on Warwick Avenue from Pandora Street when two males suspects tried to pull her into a van, said Burnaby RCMP Corp. Dave Reid. The woman was able to pepper spray the suspects and run into a nearby business, where

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Memories of Icelandic Christmas cake Jenn Chic Contributed

Three steps up, I squeaked and wiggled around on the vinyl-covered seat of the tall kitchen chair in the warmth of my grandmother’s kitchen. As the late November snow fell, Oluf Corrigal was assembling the layers of cookie-like cake with a stewed jam of prunes, cloves and cinnamon to

make venitarta (also known as vinatarta), a traditional Icelandic cake served at Christmas. I loved this holiday treat and looked forward to it almost as much as Santa’s arrival. My grandmother had been hard at it for three days. There was sticky prune filling on the oven door, the cupboards, the floor. I was welcome to watch but was

firmly told to stay out of the way. I marvelled at how she moved among the mess, expertly pulling another set of layers from the oven on upside down round cake pans and set to cool, while another set went in. The result was the perfect balance of buttery and crisp cake with a deeply aromatic filling. Almost as important as the flavour were the layers — no less than six, each of exacting and consistent width shows expertise and understanding. In the eyes of many in the neighbourhood, and our small Manitoba town, my grandmother was an expert. Once the kitchen was clean to a sparkle, and all cakes carefully wrapped with wax paper, then foil, everyone in the family would receive their own venitarta.

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Seniors celebrate The Gadabouts are a Burnaby volunteer group that organizes outings for seniors and others who are housebound. They recently celebrated their annual Christmas luncheon at the Riverway clubhouse. From top: Mia Franken, 82, and Irene Henri, 91, catch up; Natalie Clarke of Nurse Next Door gets into the seasonal spirit; Gift bags are presented to everyone; Santa Claus visits with Gadabouts volunteer Yvonne Greig.

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Help Family Life spread the Christmas cheer Burnaby Family Life seeking donations to help it fund a program of Christmas cheer for its clients. It needs about $2,000, says executive director Jeanne Fike in a letter to “friends and supporters.” The local nonprofit’s clients include people without family supports who have limited opportunities, such as new immigrants, teen mothers and single parents. This year, it will host 13 Christmas parties for program participants with an average 30 families attending each event. It will host four parties for its family resource program with about 200 children getting a visit from Santa, fike who also needs a new suit. The organization serves a turkey dinner to over 100 people in its pregnancy outreach program and this year, for the first time in a decade, it will have to purchase an additional four to five turkeys after the passing of a very special donor who used to cover the cost. Fike said they’d also like to purchase 25 toys for babies and toddlers and 30 gifts for their mothers. To donate, call 604-659-2200 or email info@ burnabyfamilylife.org. Tax receipts are available of donations of $10 or more.

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“We are pleased to support the Military Families Fund which provides ongoing assistance to our troops and their families,” said Lisa Phelan, the manager of the Sears store at Brentwood Town Centre, where the ornament was unveiled on Tuesday. It’s not easy for soldiers to tend to the mundane tasks of civilian life when they’ve been obeying orders, speaking military jargon and just trying to stay alive the past 12 months, said Nancy Szastkiw, a family liaison officer with the BC Military Family Resource Centre. After living every day in fatigues, it can be tough to shop for street clothes. Even telling time on a

CHoiCequotes sherrilynn Poulton The challenges change day to day. There’s a cultural shock, we have to be patient getting readjusted.

12-hour clock rather than the military’s 24-hour clock can be a challenge. It’s especially difficult in the first month after a soldier’s return, said Szastkiw. “All of them have symptoms like sleep disorders, intestinal disorders. We ask people not to panic.” While technology made the year-long absence of Sherrilynn Poulton’s husband less arduous, as they were able to stay in touch with daily video chats over Skype, having him back in the house was a bit of a jolt. She and their nine-year-old son Liam had developed

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“The challenges change day to day. There’s a cultural shock, we have to be patient getting readjusted.” But after missing Chris last Christmas as he began his tour, she said she’s thrilled to be able to celebrate the holiday with him at home this year. Along with a special new ornament on their tree.

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Great gift ideas for seniors Exchanging gifts has become synonymous with the holiday season. Family members exchange gifts with one another, men and women trade gifts and greeting cards with their coworkers and students participate in grab bag gift exchanges in the classroom. Giving gifts is such a big part of the holiday season that shoppers may run out of gift ideas before they have crossed everyone off their lists. For example, it might not be easy to find the perfect gift for the senior citizen

on your holiday shopping list. Seniors might not be up-to-date on the latest gadgets or might have downgraded from a home to a more manageable living arrangement, so knickknacks or decorative items for the home may not be too practical, either. The following are a few tips for gifting seniors this holiday season. Warm things up

As men and women age, many develop medical conditions that require

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Glaucoma is not a single disease but the name for a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve. Located in the back of the eye, the optic nerve is responsible for carrying information from the eye to the brain. Damage to the optic nerve can lead to vision loss. hoW does glaucoma develop?

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overall vision is worsening, and total blindness can result. are all glaucomas the same?

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases, and not all glaucomas are the same. There are three types of glaucomas, and each has its own set of symptoms. • Open-angle glaucoma: The most common form of glaucoma, open-angle glaucoma occurs when the optic nerve is gradually damaged. Eyesight will be slowly lost, and one eye may be more affected than the other. • Closed-angle glaucoma: When a person has closed-angle glaucoma, which is somewhat rare, the iris and the lens block the movement of fluid between the chambers of the eye, causing pressure to build up as the iris presses on the eye’s drainage system. Please see glaucoma, a23

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Dear G.G., I suggest you give them the genuine gift of love. Spending one-on-one time separately with each one of the boys doing some fun activity together. Perhaps tickets to an event or a movie that you could both enjoy. This may turn out to be the Christmas gift they will remember for years to come.

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It is often said that the group most at-risk of being victimized by identity theft crimes are those 65 and older. This is increasingly becoming a concern in Burnaby and New Westminster as approximately 11 per cent of residents are seniors. They are less likely to report a case of identity theft for fear that their families or caregivers may deem them incapable of handling their own affairs. Identity thieves know this and take advantage of it as much as possible. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can increase this vulnerability. It is important that seniors know how to protect themselves against identity theft by following the tips outlined below and preventing this frustrating and frightening ordeal.

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D tEbook EvEnts Heritage Christmas: A n nu a l s a l u t e t o Christmas gets lit up with over 24,000 lights to complement the traditional sights, sounds and tastes of Christmases past at the village. Features h o l i d ay s c ave n g e r hunt, seasonal entertainment and special displays by the Miniature Club of BC and the Canadiana Costume S o c i e t y. When: Until Dec. 14,

Email newsroom@burnabynewsleader.com Ave., New Westminster. Tickets: 604-521-5050 or www.masseytheatre. com.

12 to 4:30 p.m.; Dec. 15 to Jan. 4, 12 to 9 p.m. (closed Dec. 24 and 25). Where: Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Cost: Gate admission free, carousel rides $2.30 each.

C o m mu n i t y C a ro l Sing: Salvation Army presents Christmas carols, The Christmas Story, free hot chocolate and Christmas goodies. When: Saturday, Dec. 15, 7 to 8 p.m. Where: Salvation Army Cariboo Hill Temple, 7195 Cariboo Road, Burnaby.

Hamed Nikpay and Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam: A night of music and dance featuring an electrifying vocalist singing Rumi’s poetry and an international dancer, choreographer and theatre artist. When: Saturday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. Where: Massey Theatre, 735 E i g h t h Ave. , N ew Westminster. Tickets: 604-521-5050 or www. masseytheatre.com.

Hotel Bethlehem: A Ruby Slippers Theatre production of Hotel Bethlehem by Drew M c C r e a d i e, w h i ch provides an alternate interpretation of what happened that infamous silent night. When: Dec. 12 to 15, 8 p.m., plus 2 p.m. matinee Dec. 15. Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Tickets and info: 604-205-3000 or http://goo.gl/MlBZC and www.rubyslippers. ca.

The Miracle of New Hope: A Christmas Eve service of candles and carols. When: Monday, Dec. 24, 5 p.m. Where: The Salvation Army Cariboo Hill Temple, 7195 Cariboo Road, Burnaby. Musica Intima: Vocal ensemble Musica Intima presents Home for Christmas. When: Saturday, Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m. Where: Knox Presbyterian C h u rch , 4 0 3 E a s t Columbia St., New Westminster. Tickets: Adults $35, Seniors $30, Students $10, available at musicaintima. eventbrite.ca or 604731-6618.

Chr istmas in our Hearts: Award-winning Filipino music icon, singer, songwriter Jose Mari Chan performs his first Christmas concert in Canada. When: Sunday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m. Where: Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New Westminster. Tickets: 604-521-5050 or www.masseytheatre. com.

Peter Mayer – Stars & Promises – The Light of Christmas: A Benefit Concert in Support of The Golder Trust for Orphans. When: Friday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. Where: Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth

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Munn Enterprises is looking for 5 Retail Store Supervisors for their different Petro Canada locations in Vancouver ,Burnaby & Coquitlam. This is full time permanent position and the salary is $17.00 per hour. The applicant should be a high school graduate & able to speak, write and read English. Some previous retail sales experience as a salesperson, cashier or sales clerk is required. Pls send your resume to dhillonraj@shaw.ca

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Digital Media Manager Black Press Digital (B.C.) Black Press is seeking a creative, web-savvy freethinker to work in our Digital division. This is an immediate opportunity for a full-time, permanent post, based out of our head office in Surrey. Reporting to the Director of Content for Black Press, the Digital Media Manager is integral in managing online initiatives with our 120 Black Press websites in B.C., Alberta and Washington State. A key feature of the job is training and support for those web-based initiatives, so you’ll need to be a clear thinker with a high degree of patience. You will be part of development and ongoing projects and site improvements to enhance the user experience for our clients, viewers and staff. You will: tCFJOUFHSBMJOEFüOJOH QSJPSJUJ[JOHBOE implementing new web features tXPSLXJUIBOBMZUJDTUPVOEFSTUBOECFIBWJPVS analysis, site traffic, campaign effectiveness tXPSLXJUIBWBSJFUZPGJOUFSOBMTUBLFIPMEFSTUP create and enhance site design , content and navigation tJEFOUJGZBOENBOBHFJTTVFSFTPMVUJPOJODMVEJOH escalation as needed tDSFBUFQSPKFDUTUBUVTSFQPSUTBOEEFMJWFSTUBUVT updates to project participants Key Competencies t&YDFMMFOUQSPKFDUNBOBHFNFOUTLJMMTBOEBUUFOUJPO to detail t"CJMJUZUPNVMUJUBTL QSJPSJUJ[FBOEQSPCMFNTPMWF t"CJMJUZUPXPSLJOEFQFOEFOUMZ BOEBTQBSUPGBO A-Type team Role Essentials t1PTUTFDPOEBSZKPVSOBMJTNUSBJOJOH PSXPSLJOB related field t&YQFSJFODFXJUIJOUFSQSFUJOHXFCBOBMZUJDT and determining best practices for audience engagement and retention t%FNPOTUSBCMFVOEFSTUBOEJOHPGTPDJBMNFEJBBOE related best practices (Facebook, Twitter), and monitoring tools (HootSuite, TweetDeck, etc). t&YQFSJFODFXJUIBVEJPBOEWJEFPQSPEVDUJPO editing We want you to bring new ideas to an old industry. We are looking to expand in areas we haven’t even thought of yet. As a trusted second-in-command to the Director of Content, you will help generate ideas for site improvements, then work with our technical team to make them happen. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 31, 2012. Rob DeMone Director of Content, Black Press B.C. #310 - 5460 152 Street Surrey, B.C. V3S 5J9 &NBJMwebeditor@blackpress.ca For more details, visit www.blackpress.ca Only those candidates short-listed will be called for interviews. www.blackpress.ca

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Programmer/Developer Black Press Group Ltd., a leading international media company, is seeking a talented programmer and developer to build, integrate and maintain its software and websites. Ideal candidates will have a can-do attitude, passion for technology, extensive programming and web development experience, and the ability to get up to speed quickly. Required Skills PHP4/PHP5 - Candidate should be a top-notch PHP developer, familiar with the latest features; POSTgreSQL/MySQL - Modern database development expertise - familiar with PHPMyAdmin and command line access; HTML 5/CSS 3 - Expert level development in HTML & CSS will be necessary; Javascript/JQuery - Intermediate level Javascript/ JQuery development will be necessary; Server Admin – Complete understanding of Apache Tomcat, FreeBSD and basic server administration; RESTful APIs & SOAP – Demonstrated skills problem-solving with RESTful APIs and SOAP; Self-Starter - Looking for candidates who can jump in quickly. Bonus Skills Experience using AJAX in both PHP and Perl; Java development experience; Experience in Perl and Python; Comfortable in a Macintosh OS X and Linux environments. Other Details Black Press offers a competitive salary and benefits package. You will work at our Surrey corporate offices with a talented group of individuals who have a passion for creating content in print and online. Please email your resume and cover letter to edutton@blackpress.ca (no phone calls please). Deadline is Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at 5 pm. Only those candidates short-listed will be called for interviews. www.blackpress.ca


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Burnaby NewsLeader, December 12, 2012