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The SkyTrain station at Metrotown will be undergoing extensive renovations to keep up with passenger demand and improve accessibility.
Metrotown station could close for reno Proponents for design work to show what closure might look like if chosen option Wanda Chow
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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â€œItâ€™s a significant upgrade project geared towards increasing the capacity of the station,â€? said Siddon. â€œThereâ€™s incredible growth in the area, let alone the region. Itâ€™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.â€? 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 â€œsignificant savingsâ€? 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 itâ€™s closed. If closure occurs, alternate service could comprise a â€œbus bridgeâ€? 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, â€œtransit users requiring an elevator will use Royal Oak or Patterson Stations.â€? 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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cost considerations, Siddon said the main reason for the option of shutting down the station is safety. â€œOne of the challenges we have with Metrotown is itâ€™s relatively narrow and where its emergency exit is located ... Thereâ€™s also concerns about how narrow the platform would be if we are asking our passengers to navigate around temporary fencing.â€? Any potential cost savings of completing the work sooner would have to be weighed against the cost of providing an alternate service, she said. Itâ€™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. â€œThe most important thing is understanding the impact on our customers and their safety,â€? 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 hadnâ€™t even considered it as a remote possibility. â€œOne of the problems with TransLink is the Mayorâ€™s Council isnâ€™t included in any level of detail about any of the projects that go on. Essentially that remains with the private board so weâ€™re not involved with those discussions.â€? Corrigan planned to talk to city hall staff on Monday about the issue, in hopes that they were consulted â€œand that there may be more information within the bureaucracy than there is for the politicians ... I would hope we werenâ€™t left in the dark on it.â€? As for the potential shutdown, he said, â€œthey would have to make a pretty persuasive argument in order to do it. â€œItâ€™s a big inconvenience for people that are going to be taking that SkyTrain station but itâ€™s also a big impact on the mall.â€? 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 â€œfeather in their capâ€? for the provincial government. â€œYouâ€™re seeing projects all being pushed as hard as they can be pushed, whether itâ€™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.â€? 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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A Burnaby Teachersâ€™ Association essay contest asks students to write about the benefits of the public education system. The essay contest, the first for the BTA, is open to Burnaby students and asks them to consider the â€œpersonal and/or societal benefits of a secular, universally accessible public education.â€? BTA vice-president Patrick Parkes said the contest was started â€œbecause we noticed that other organizations that donâ€™t share our vision for education have essay contests.â€? Indeed, the right-leaning Fraser Instituteâ€™s 2012 essay contest was on the topic, â€œAre the rich getting richer and poor getting poorer?â€? The first-prize winning essay was titled â€œThe rise of â€˜goodâ€™ inequalitiesâ€? and second prize went to an essay entitled â€œEconomic inequality and the myth of widening income disparity.â€? Parkes also cited an essay contest by the Association for Reformed Political Action which, according to its website, wants to â€œbring a biblical perspective to our civil authorities.â€? In that case, its essay contest topic supports a pro-life position. â€œSecularism is mandated in the public school system,â€? Parkes noted. Itâ€™s mandated in the School Act and is part of B.C. Teachers Federation policy. â€œItâ€™s something we think needs to be celebrated,â€? he said. â€œWe know, for example, that students who go to schools that have diverse populations and schools that are secular are more likely to be more accepting of people with other viewpoints and to accept their rights and responsibilities in a multicultural society. We think thatâ€™s a good thing.â€? Of course, the nature of essay contests means participants will sometimes simply write what they think the judges want to see. Parkes said itâ€™s no secret that the BTA wants students to think of the merits of universally accessible secular education. The hope is that in writing the essays, students will think more about what those merits are, and the winning entries will be publicized and used to raise awareness of those ideas, he said, â€œto get the public thinking about why itâ€™s important to have a public education system that all can access regardless of their income or their affiliations in civil society.â€? Deadline for entries is Jan. 21. There will be up to two winning entries in each category with prizes of $200 for senior secondary, and $50 gift certificates for books for those in junior secondary and intermediate grades. C M Y CM MY CY CMY K For details: http://bit.ly/RYf3ta.
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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
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?
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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“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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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
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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
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Many people consider pets great holiday gifts. But in spite of their popularity as presents, pets do not always make the most appropriate holiday gift. Giving a pet as a present seems like a great idea, but shoppers might want to give it more consideration before giving a gift that is such a considerable responsibility. A puppy at Christmas or a bunny at Easter may be given with good intentions, but that well-meaning sentiment can easily backfire, ending with the pet being given up for adoption when recipients don’t feel up to the task of raising a pet. In such instances, the companion animal pays the steepest price. Though it often is, buying a pet should not be an impulse purchase. You see sad eyes looking back at you from behind a cage door and want to give that animal a new home. However, introducing an animal
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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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Many seniors find that maintaining a household is simply too much work once all the kids have grown up and moved out.
As a result, many move from private homes into apartment complexes geared to the senior set or even into assisted living facilities that make it easier to deal with the daily demands of life. When seniors make such a move, they sacrifice space for convenience. Personal libraries may no longer be possible or practical, but an e-reader such as Amazon’s Kindle or the Kobo from Chapters/Indigo allows seniors to store their favourite books in one small and convenient place. give the lap Of luxury
Many seniors are on fixed incomes, which greatly limit how much disposable income they have to treat themselves to something nice. But seniors still love a trip to the spa or a round of golf just as much as their younger counterparts. Savvy shoppers know that deals can be had on such luxuries, and it just takes a little patience and research. Sign up for a service like BCDailyDeals. com to gain access to exclusive discount offers to a variety of luxury offerings, including spa treatments, cruise vacations and rounds of golf. Signing up is free and easy, and you might just find a deal that makes a senior’s holiday season.
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Keeping the Christmas Spirit Alive!
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Many people expect some loss of visual acuity as they age. Though some people can go a lifetime with 20/20 vision, many do need to get prescription eyeglasses as they age or get stronger prescriptions if they already wear glasses. Glaucoma is one of the more common vision issues men and women face as they age. Though anyone, including newborn babies, can get glaucoma, older people are at a greater risk. That’s important for men and women to know, as the Glaucoma Research Foundation notes that glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, and roughly 10 percent of people who receive proper treatment will still experience loss of vision. Because it is so prevalent, glaucoma is something men and women should familiarize themselves with so they’re more equipped to recognize its
symptoms and seek treatment, which is highly effective, as soon as possible. What is glaucoma?
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?
One of the first things to happen when a person gets glaucoma is the loss of peripheral vision. This is enough to motivate many people to visit their eye doctor, who will then develop a course of treatment to restore vision. Those who experience a loss of peripheral vision but do not seek treatment may notice their
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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What are the symptoms of glaucoma?
Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness, but thankfully, treatment can be very effective.
immediate medical attention. These symptoms include sudden and severe blurring of vision; severe pain, either in the eye itself or the surrounding areas; redness of the eye; nausea and vomiting; and possibly colored halos around lights. Symptoms of congenital glaucoma may be present at birth or develop as a child becomes a toddler. These symptoms may include watery eyes, sensitivity to light, an eye
or eyes that appear cloudy and eyes that appear larger than normal because the eyeballs have enlarged due to pressure. A child may also be experiencing congenital glaucoma if he or she is frequently rubbing his or her eyes or squinting or keeping his or her eyes closed much of the time. More information on glaucoma is available at www. glaucoma.org.
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Reluctant to say I’ve got a new man
: I have three grandchildren aged 10, 12 and 16—all boys—and I never know what to buy them for Christmas. I am never sure they like my gifts, as I usually just get a half hearted, “Thank you, Grandma” and a kiss on the cheek. Their parents are
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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.
: Unbeknownst to my family, I have been living with a man for the last few months. It was easy to hide, because my children don’t live close and I was embarrassed to tell them for fear of their
cancel Christmas this year? My boyfriend is anxious to meet my family and he doesn’t know that they don’t know about him. I wish the holidays were over before they’ve started. Surreptitious Mom Dear Surreptitious, There is no easy answer. You can pass on Christmas this year and hope to keep your secret for a little while longer, but sooner or later the truth will come out. If you think your family won’t approve, then maybe you yourself are not totally comfortable about why you think this man is with you.
Certainly, you deserve love and happiness in your life, and your family should be supportive of that. But you will never know until you share the news of the change in your personal life with them. Merry Christmas! LauGhinG at OurSELvES
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Preventing identity theft: Tips to protect yourself
: My parents are in their 80s and living in their home of 50 years. As they age, I worry about the possibility of identity theft. Do you have any tips on how they can protect themselves?
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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Many men and women embrace a healthier lifestyle as they age. Seniors who might have been too busy raising a family to focus on their own health are typically encouraged by their physicians to exercise and embrace healthier eating habits. Gift-givers can help seniors on their quests to become healthier by buying them a membership to a local fitness club, many of which provide classes designed specifically for
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Itâ€™s just not the holidays without Scratch & Win. Keep with tradition and give Scratch & Win tickets this holiday season.
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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,
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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.
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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.
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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
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With accessible amenities, in safe family oriented communities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody & North Burnaby. Pet friendly.
SURREY: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, hardwood ﬂoors throughout and new roof. $549,000. 604-575-5555.
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Bright 2 bdrm apt.
CHIHUAHUA, FEMALE, 1 year old, long hair, $500. Please call 604-794-7347
1996 22’ SLUMBER QUEEN 5th wheel. Interior like new, has to be seen to appreciate. New stereo, back up camera, new HD antenna, m/w, a/c. Includes hitch. $6,500. 604-625-7761 Aldergrove.
New West. Crown Manor
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Refurbished 3 bdrm apt. Available immediately Cls to transit, shops & schools $1100/mo. No subsidy.
A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports
Coquitlam Center Co-op
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS Canuck Roofing All Roof Repairs Any job big or small. Free Est. *WCB *Insured *BBB 778-772-1969
MISC. FOR SALE
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Apple Crisp Ingredients:
By Ashley Singh Recipe Challenge Runner up of Kin’s 2012 Ingredients:
Topping: 1 cup flour 1/2 cup oats 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon 3/4 cup cold butter
Filling: cored/peeled 6 Granny smith apples, and thinly sliced 1 cup sugar 2 tbsp flour 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp cloves
1 cup quinoa, well rinsed and draine d 2 cups cold water 2 tomatoes, chopp ed 2 sprigs Italian parsle y 1/4 English cucum ber, chopped 1/3 cup bell peppe rs, chopped 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp salt & peppe r hot pepper flakes or lavender (optio nal) Directions: In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, bring quino heat and boil gently a and water to a for 10 to 15 minut boil. Reduce es until the germ Cover and remov separates from the e from heat. Let stand seed. for 5 minutes. Let cool and fluff with a fork. In a large bowl, comb ine tomatoes, parsle cooled quinoa. y, cucumber and bell peppers. Stir in Mix remaining ingred ients together for dressing and toss over salad to coat.
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Are you prepared for Easter dinn er? Don’t forg et the veggies! GOOD FRID
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