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February 6 2013

New West Hyacks battled langley at Queen’s Park on the weekend See page a10

Keg property owner ‘figures they’re done’ Believes restaurant will try to get out of lease Grant Granger

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Demolition work has begun on the Trapp and Holbrook blocks on Columbia Street to make way for a new condo tower. The historic facade of the Trapp block will be dismantled, preserved and rebuilt into the new building.

Dix to fix ‘discriminatory action’ if elected NDP leader promises to allow survivors of Woodlands’ early years to apply for compensation Grant Granger

All Woodlands survivors will be allowed to apply for compensation for the abuse they suffered if the New Democrats are elected in the provincial election in May, NDP leader Adrian Dix announced on the grounds of the former school in New Westminster on Monday.

The provincial government and the courts have established a cutoff date that excluded survivors released before Aug. 1, 1974 from applying for compensation. “Ending this discriminatory action is going to be one of the first acts my cabinet will complete within its first seven days of office,” said Dix in a press release. “Providing some of the most marginalized British Columbians a sense of closure and justice for the systemic abuse they suffered is a priority not just for me, but for the people of our province.

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Despite repeated opportunities to do the right thing, the moral thing, the Liberal cabinet has systematically resisted treating Woodlands survivors with fairness and compassion.” It was welcome news for New Westminster resident Bill McArthur, who left Woodlands in late July 1974, about 10 days before the arbitrary date. “The fact that he’s made a commitment proves to me beyond a shadow of a doubt this province has had the ability to compensate all along, and has just chosen not to do

so,” said McArthur. “That’s a form of abuse itself.” McArthur was put into Woodlands because he was too much for his parents to handle. He said he was raped by a staff member when he was five or six, held underwater in a bathtub full of ice water to the point of drowning, had “the living pudding beat out of me” when he was eight by a staff member while being held down by two others, and sexually abused by a known serial abuser when he was 14. Please see ‘IT May be’, a3

The structural issues that caused The Keg Restaurants to close its iconic New Westminster location last month were there 10 years ago and should have been fixed by the company by now, according to one of the property’s owners. The former CPR railway station site on Columbia Street at Eighth Street is owned by the Westminster Station Brewing Company, which bought it in the late 1990s. When the original 30-year lease expired in 2002 a new one was negotiated. It was to include an additional space at the west end of the historical building to what The Keg was using. Co-owner Brock Rodgers said in 2002 substantial upgrades were needed to the building, so they negotiated a below-market rate for 10 years, with The Keg responsible for repairs and maintenance. see cOMpaNy, a3

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Company wants to sell craft beer ⫸

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Since the work was supposed to be done over the decade, in September 2012 a higher pre-negotiated lease rate was to kick in for the remaining five years on the lease. Rodgers said it was apparent last spring The Keg had not made use of the extra space and hadn’t done the repairs, so Rodgers’ company hired an engineer to do an assessment and presented it to The Keg. “It was just a whole bunch of small stuff; a new roof, brick work needs to be redone,” said Rodgers. “It was nothing dramatic. Nothing is going to fall down or anything, but it sure needs some love and care.” Rodgers said The Keg’s decision to close caught them by surprise, and they only heard about it second hand from an employee after it occurred Jan. 6. “They’re under no obligation to stay open. I’m more than happy to collect their rent while they’re closed,” said Rodgers. “There was nothing in that report that said you should close those doors tomorrow. I think there’s a bigger economic situation there. It’s not for me to comment on how The Keg runs their business. “I figure they’re done. They’re waiting to negotiate their way out of the lease.” When asked to respond to Rodgers’ comments, Keg Restaurants spokeswoman Karyn Byrne replied in an email from the company’s headquarters in Toronto, “At this time, we are continuing to assess the situation in order to develop an operations plan. That process is still ongoing.” Rodgers and his partner also own the Mission Springs brewpub in Mission and the Billy Miner Pub in Maple Ridge. They’d like to be able to sell their Mission Springs brand at a pub restaurant in the old CPR building in New West, but provincial regulations say craft beer can only be sold in the pub where it’s made. So instead of providing jobs for a local product, they would end up having to pay big bucks to bring in brew from the United States and Europe to stock the pub, which Rodgers maintains wouldn’t make sense for their business. “The Keg would make a great craft beer house. It’s got the great look and the great location. But that’s dampened by the provincial regulations,” said Rodgers. He also said Westminster Station has had a long-standing debate with the city over the lack of off-site parking, after it converted the street on the east side of the building into Hyack Square, taking away several spots. The company has suggested metered parking in the square except during public functions, but has had little support for the concept from the city.

Bill McArthur, pictured here in 2008 in front of a part of the old Woodlands facility that survived a catastrophic fire in 2008, says he’s pleased that the NDP have promised to accept the claims of all Woodlands survivors who suffered abuse during their time there. MARIO BARTEL NEWSLEADER FILE

‘It may be legal, but it’s not right’ ⫸

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“I should never have been put in there,” said McArthur. He can’t understand why he was ineligible for compensation while others who were there later are. “It may be legal, but it’s not right. It’s unconscionable,” said McArthur, who estimated there are more than 300 in the same position as him. “The government should hang its head in shame for what it’s done for the most marginalized people in society He is hoping Dix’s commitment, if the NDP are elected, would also result in a speeding up of the process. He said although more than 800 people who are eligible have applied, only six have been paid. “At that rate we’re looking at well over 100 years,” said McArthur dryly. New Westminster NDP MLA Dawn Black said the New Democrats would improve the timelines for compensation if elected. “There would be a process you would still have to go through. But [Dix’s] commitment is to ensure that process would be completed in a quicker way than it has been to date,” said Black. McArthur and Black both noted the longer the government delays, the more survivors who would be eligible for compensation will pass away. “There’s something quite shocking Accident We Meet and we’re there when you need us with over 65 years of award-winning collision repairs

about that,” said Black. The B.C. Coalition of People with Disabilities and the B.C. Association for Community Living (BCACL) have been lobbying on behalf of the Woodlands survivors for years. “It just seems fundamentally unfair they wouldn’t be able to put their name forward,” said Faith Bodnar, BCACL executive director. “I would certainly welcome the government taking a similar position (as the NDP). We’ve wanted them to do that ever since the settlement (for post-1974 survivors) was announced. It’s the right thing.” The NDP pointed out reports by the provincial Ombudsman in 2001 and the Public Guardian and Trustee confirm systemic sexual, psychological and physical abuse at Woodlands took place, but the government has responded by fighting former students in the courts. “First they tried to deny them the right to apply for compensation as a class by arguing that there was not an institutional problem at Woodlands, just a ‘few bad apples.’ And then instead of entering a settlement agreement when the former students won the right to compensation, they pursued a separate challenge to reduce the class by creating a cut-off date,” said Dix. Hector Bremner, the BC Liberal

candidate for New Westminster, said the government is trying to find a respectful and timely solution to the problem within the law and doesn’t think Dix’s approach of photo ops and announcements is appropriate. “Take advantage of this for political gain is not helpful to anybody,” said Bremner. “We care very deeply about that and we want to find a solution... He is blaming the wrong people and trying to capitalize on emotion.” He said he’s spoken to many Woodlands survivors and those subjected to the residential school system and his heart goes out to them. He accused Dix of not being truthful when discussing the Aug. 1, 1974 date because it was the New Democrat government of Premier Dave Barrett that set that cutoff. While the speed of the processing of the compensation claims that have already been made may be worthy of a conversation about the system, government staff are working hard within the law and within the system to process the applications, said Bremner. McArthur said the compensation could range from $3,000 for being slapped to $150,000 for severe sexual abuse. Woodlands School, a provincial institution for children deemed to have mental disorders, was opened in 1950 and closed in 1996.

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FAMILY DAY Monday, February 11, 2013 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Fraser River Discovery Centre The City of New Westminster, in partnership with the Fraser River Discovery Centre, School District #40 and RiverMarket, are offering the following Family Day activities and entertainment: • Mike’s Critters - see live animals such as parrots, frogs, lizards, snakes, turtles & more • ExploreGreen - an environmental educational arts & crafts program • Youth Lounge featuring video games, table top games and more (for ages 11+) • New Westminster Museum & Archives programs & artifacts • Guided Tours on Samson V

Committee to explore two-week spring break Original group whittled down in size Grant Granger

The 22-member calendar committee established by the New Westminster board of education Jan. 21 was downsized to 18 by trustees a week later. School districts across the province are required to come up with a 12-month calendar for the Ministry of Education by March 31, and they have to publish a proposed one by the end of February. Previously a 10-month calendar was due by May 31. New Westminster is using the requirement to look at going to a two-week spring break. The initial proposal called for eight parents on the committee including four with children in the elementary schools. But after a lengthy follow-up discussion at last Tuesday’s board meeting, the elementary participation was reduced to two. In addition, the proposal to include a member of the business community and one from city parks and recreation was eliminated. The committee will consist of two representatives from each

of five employee groups, parents consideration of going to two of children in elementary, weeks is on Burnaby’s agenda. middle and secondary schools, If New West went that route, and students (one each from schools would have to add high school and middle school). minutes on to their regular Board chair Michael Ewen school day to make up the time said in an interview Thursday, lost. Opponents of the twotrustees decided that since staff week break claim the loss of will outnumber parents there days isn’t good for the students. will be no vote on which option “There is no evidence at is best but the committee all there’s any loss will be asked to reach a in education. The consensus. If not then it achievement levels have will be up to the board to not dropped in either decide which way to go. district (Vancouver and Ewen said the Surrey),” said Ewen. committee will likely “There is no research GRAHAM explore three options, that what we’re doing retaining the current now is educationally schedule, adopting one with a sound. We do it because we do two-week break, or alternatively it. I can’t argue a nine-week five more closure days spread [summer] break is a good way throughout the school year in to educate people either.” addition to a two-week spring Trustee Lisa Graham said break. the committee’s “timeline is The latter idea would mean ridiculously impossible.” a total of 10 fewer days in the She suggested the district school year, which could bring declare the status quo for cost savings to a district dealing 2013-14 leaving time for the with the spectre of past, current committee and board to and future deficits. determine what route to take in “It’s what Vancouver and the future. Surrey did to get their budgets “I don’t think three (options) under control,” said Ewen. “It is is enough,” said Graham. saving money.” Ewen said the committee’s He pointed out only Burnaby first meeting is expected to be and New West have retained Thursday. the one-week break, and

Vehicle theft numbers continue to fall The rate of stolen vehicles and thefts from vehicles continues to drop in New Westminster. Statistics released by the Insurance Corporation of B.C. show there were 110 stolen vehicles in 2012, a 23 per cent drop from 2011 (150) in the city.


There was also a 27 per cent decrease in theft from vehicles, 290 compared to 390 the previous year. In the last 10 years, vehicle thefts have dropped by 86 per cent from 2003 when there were 810 of them, while thefts from vehicles have gone down 71 per

cent from 980 in 2003. That was the year the provincial bait car program was introduced. Despite the declining numbers, ICBC continues to recommended vehicle owners be vigilant in protecting themselves from auto crime.



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Over the past 15 years the New Westminster-centred Trade Area has seen its population grow by 29%, going from 411,687 residents in 1996 to 529,520 residents in 2011. The annual population on changes seen in the Trade Area over this period generally followed those seen in the whole of the Lower Mainland Region.

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overcome those abnormalities. The New Westminster Fire and Rescue Service recently went to E-Comm. Puchmayr said he has not heard of any negative impacts from that move except for the odd glitch, and it’s likely there would be occasional glitches even if it was done in-house.

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Penny pinching


Monday was the end for the penny. That’s when the Royal Canadian Mint stopped shipping the humble copper-coloured coin to businesses and banks. Until then, the mint was essentially cleaning out its stockpile, as it hasn’t manufactured new pennies since last May. Of course it will likely take years for the penny to disappear from circulation altogether, given the millions squirreled away in drawers and tin cans, savings for a rainy day’s small indulgences. The mint says eliminating the penny will save $11 million a year. But as with most things touched by government or its agencies, what one hand giveth, the other taketh away. Businesses large and small will have to bear the cost of adjusting their pricing labels and cash registers to reflect the new penniless reality by rounding cash transactions up or down to the nearest nickel. For chains with retail outlets across the country, that could run to hundreds of thousands of dollars. For a mom-and-pop corner store, the expense of getting a technician to reprogram their cash register will likely rank pretty low on their priority list. Some retailers say they’ll round up, others will round down. Some will leave it to the discretion of their cashiers. For consumers standing in the checkout line, cash in hand, it’s likely to be a confusing time. A recent poll by Home Depot Canada found 88 per cent of them don’t know the penny is disappearing and 41 per cent have no idea how retailers are going to make pricing adjustments. Oh, and don’t get too used to rounding transactions to the nearest nickel. One member of parliament says he plans to introduce a private motion to eliminate it next, followed by the quarter, to re-jig Canada’s currency to multiples of 10.


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Stage set for B.C. senate election VICTORIA – Cannon will roar across the Inner Harbour on the morning of Feb. 12 to mark the opening of the 2013 legislature session. Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon will inspect the troops and present her inaugural Throne Speech, setting out the B.C. Liberal government’s goals for the coming year. This ritual will kick off a legislative session that is expected to run until March 14, where the official Parliamentary Calendar shows a three-week break for Easter. Debate is unlikely to resume in April, as the election campaign will be in full roar by then. This means there will be a grand total of 19 sitting days to push through a budget and a raft of legislation. Here’s my unofficial preview. The pre-election budget will be presented Feb. 19 by Finance Minister Michael de Jong. Premier Christy Clark has decreed that it must be balanced, and the government has made extra efforts to armour itself

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against what will likely be the loudest debate ahead. First, de Jong held a pre-budget meeting of the government’s blue-chip forecast council in public. This provided a visual record of what happens every year, when the finance ministry solicits the same sort of independent advice as most competent democracies, and bases its numbers on that. Then the finance ministry hired former Bank of Montreal chief economist Tim O’Neill, who will act as an unofficial version of the parliamentary budget officer in Ottawa. Now that we have simultaneous oversight of child welfare and the police, the next step is to extend it to finance bureaucrats. Regardless of party, the government has to produce a

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election fell to around 50 per cent, a record low for a provincial vote. If that downward trend is reversed this year, it will be in large part because people are still mad enough about the harmonized sales tax and a range of other issues to get off the couch and kick some B.C. Liberal butt. Electing senators remains a popular notion, especially with older, conservative-minded voters in B.C. who identified with the Reform Party. The first-ever senate election looks like the best available shot at boosting turnout among people who are not likely to vote NDP, and who may also be disengaged from provincial politics. And then there is the provincial sales tax bill. Another kick in the slats for the movie business, for one, and don’t hold your breath for NDP leader Adrian Dix to produce a solution in the wake of his recent trip to Tinsel Town. The performance of the governing party and the opposition will be scrutinized as never before.

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Squeezing the public purse Re: Spreading wealth (Editorial, NewsLeader, Jan. 30) Thank you for the great article regarding wealth distribution. You are now considered to be in the top one per cent if you earn $201,000 annually. Who are these people? Let’s take a look. Professors make $150,000 to $200,000 and university presidents make $500,000. Our ICBC pays its managers $150,000 and here in New West we pay our municipal managers $150,000. This is the tip of the iceberg. So if you want to be a one percenter you’d better go work for the government. We are heading for a private sector of paupers with no retirement but hey, at least we can fund the retirements of our government workers, eh? Karen Turner New Westminster

Comparing apples and oranges Re: Oh, to live in Surrey (Letters, NewsLeader, Jan. 30) To compare the decision New West council has made in regards to the Elizabeth Fry Society and the Surrey casino issue is not comparing apples to apples. I understand no one wants high density in single-family neighbourhoods, but to say Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts is the brave one is not even close to being accurate. First of all the Elizabeth Fry Society is in our community because it was established to “provide support services to some of society’s most vulnerable populations – women, girls and children at risk of involvement, involved in or affected by the justice system.”

You can’t possibly try to compare EFry to a casino, which creates nothing but problems. To think that a casino veto is the same as putting a veto on an organization that is in our community to fill a huge need is not thinking correctly. I know no one wants it in their backyard but we do live in the city and the need for EFry is most definitely there. The city’s decision is something that in the long run will make my city a better place to live. If you really want to fight for something, how about getting mad about all the casinos or the complimentary bus service that scoops up our seniors, making its rounds to take them to a losing proposition. Three cheers for Dianne Watts for her stand against a casino, but for the love of Pete don’t condemn

our council for making a decision which is in the long run meant to improve our city and the people living in it. John Unger New Westminster

Was the protest justified? Re: Students hope to see New West strip club shut down While I think that shutting down the strip club does not solve the objectification of women in society, and would go against one’s own right to have a choice, we should at least appreciate the fact these students are getting aware of the right morals and values. They are at a tender age when their foundation has not solidified, and if at this age they learn to view women’s objectification as something wrong in society, we can be assured they

will have an even better society than what we have grown into. Furthermore, if it motivates these young people to reform the media—which severely objectifies women, especially in advertising, music and movies—it would be better, as there is a television in every household. Even young children, through television, are passively absorbing the message that objectification of females is OK. Humera T Ahsanullah •••••

I don’t support an initiative where the students haven’t even made contact with the women working in this facility. They have just passed a judgement about their profession and decided this facility must be closed. Like Roger Paulsen who was mentioned, I too have

known women who have paid for theatre school, law school and who also are professional entertainers today, who at one time stripped to make money. I understand the students’ concerns, but to call for a closure of the facility without proper conversations around the matter is wrong. A better justice issue would be (as mentioned before) better education from a young age about sex, general health, boundaries, no means no, etc. I appreciate that the students are passionate about something. I just don’t support their targeting the women working in this club. Lori Watt —online comments

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Van Laare nets nine for Clan Kia van Laare of New Westminster came off the bench to score nine points, including hitting on two of five three-point shots, in 16 minutes of play as the Simon Fraser University Clan defeated the visiting University of Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks 71-55 on Saturday. Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe had a monster game for the Clan scoring 26 points and bringing down 16 rebounds. On Thursday, the Clan defeated the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves 60-52 with

Chambers leading the Clan with 20 points and four assists while Raincock-Ekunwe was the top rebounder with 17. Van Laare scored four points in 13 minutes of playing time. The wins give SFU a 9-2 record in Great Northwest Athletic Conference NCAA Division II play and a 16-3 overall record. Next up for Simon Fraser is the Western Washington University Vikings, who clipped the Clan by two points in a game earlier this year in Bellingham, on Saturday starting at 7 p.m. • The men’s team didn’t have the same success as the women, although a narrow loss Saturday was termed “a strong step forward” by the Clan’s Anto Olah. The Australian scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a 73-69 loss to the Montana State University-Billings Yellowjackets. On Thursday, the Seattle Pacific University Falcons defeated the Clan 90-56 with Olah and American Elijah Matthews both scoring 14 points for SFU. The Clan are 6-13 overall and have a 1-10 GNAC record. They will take on the Central Washington Wildcats in Ellensburg on Thursday.

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Want to paddle on the Fraser? The Rivershed Society of B.C., founded by New WestminsterCoquitlam and Port Moody MP Fin Donnelly, is looking for young environmental leaders to paddle the Fraser River. The annual Sustainable Living Leadership Program is a three-week course that takes participants, 19 to 35 years of age, on a journey from the headwaters of the mighty waterway near Valemount, B.C., to Vancouver starting Aug. 1. The program is in its 10th year and the curriculum includes hiking through a 2,000-year-old cedar grove, riding whitewater rapids in the Fraser Canyon, observing First Nations fisheries, visit an organic farm and learn about the impacts of urban and industrial development. “There is no better way to learn about sustainability than to travel along the river, seeing first hand how the issues affect Fraser River community,” said Donnelly, who has swum the river twice to raise awareness, in a press release. “Both experience and knowledge are powerful factors. The program combines experiential learning with knowledge to motivate, inspire and give these young leaders the tools they need to make change.” The society covers 90 per cent of the program’s costs. Those interested in applying should go to Application deadline is May 31.

Fraser Health mental health team goes mobile Team to go where patients comfortable Fraser Health say the success of its mobile mental health program has prompted them to expand it to the New Westminster and TriCities area. An Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team of doctors, nurses, social workers and other mental health professionals has been put together to provide service in homes, shelters, parks and drop-in centres, or wherever it’s comfortable and convenient for the patients. ACT “takes mental health support outside the walls of traditional treatment facilities to community settings that are frequented by the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach clients,” said a Fraser Health press release. The first ACT was established in Surrey a year ago and it “is seeing tremendous outcomes,” said the release. “By tracking the results from our first ACT team in Surrey, we can see, first hand, that ACT not only has a positive impact on lives, but it also decreases emergency department visits and lengthy hospital stays,” said Andy

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Recycling shakeup may end curbside pickup of glass Stewards want jars and bottles to go to depots, not via blue box Jeff Nagel Black Press

Curbside pickup of glass jars and bottles may be axed from a pending reform of the blue box recycling system, forcing households to take glass to depots instead. Members of Metro Vancouver’s zero waste committee were dismayed when told by staff Thursday of the proposal by Multi Material BC to eliminate glass collection at curbside after the industry-led stewardship agency takes charge of the residential recycling system in mid-2014. “Whose idea was that?” demanded Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie, the committee chair. “That’s going to be a big problem.” He and other mayors

predict residents will just throw glass in the garbage if it’s no longer picked up from homes at curbside. “If people have to take their jars to a depot, they’re just going to throw them away.” Multi Material BC chair Allen Langdon said curbside-collected glass breaks and contaminates other higher value recyclables, such as newsprint, paper and plastics, degrading their value. “No decisions have been made, nothing has been finalized,” he said, adding Multi Material BC is taking comment on the proposed change to exclude glass until March 1. Langdon said most glass – about 71,000 tonnes a year province-wide – already makes its way to processing via depots because of refundable deposits. Only an estimated 2,500

tonnes of glass now gets picked up through blue boxes, he said. And he said the curbsidecollected glass arrives too contaminated to be recycled into more glass – there is no glass-recycling plant in B.C. anyway – and typically is used only for road aggregate or cover at landfills. “If the glass is taken out, we actually think it will have a positive impact in helping us to recycle more material,” Langdon said. The Nanaimo and Central Okanagan regional districts already have depot-only glass drop off and don’t want to be forced to add it to curbside pickup programs. The change would be an advantage for Surrey, where residents are on single-stream recycling. Homes there don’t sort recyclables but jumble them all in the same blue box and they’re sorted at a highly

A proposal has been put forward to remove glass jars and bottles from the blue box system, and have residents take those items to the local depot.

automated plant. Glass contamination of other materials is a bigger risk under such singlestream systems than in ones where residents separate streams, Langdon said, adding the switch would improve the amount and value of other material being recycled. Langdon said Multi Material BC takes no position on whether singlestream recycling is better,

adding cities that act as contractors would be free to continue with either system. Critics say that because glass is one of the lowest value recyclables, a depotonly system that makes it harder for residents to return it will cut curbside collection costs and save the industry group money – but at a cost to the environment. “They’re just high

grading,” Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan said. “They’re just trying to pick out what’s worth the most money out of the box.” Corrigan said the intent of the new system should be to maximize recycling, not focus on saving industry members money by cutting corners. Multi Material BC, which includes retailers, grocers, restaurants and newspapers, is a non-profit agency charged by the province with formulating a stewardship plan to collect and recycle all types of packaging and printed materials – including everything that now goes in blue boxes plus package types not currently collected.  Its packaging stewardship program is the latest in the province’s efforts to make industry groups take back and deal with the waste they generate.


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the existing maintenance staff there are some union grievances had done the district’s flooring pending. However, he noted the removal and installation, but for district did realize “substantial the last three years the work has savings” when it decided to been contracted out. bring its major electrical work Grant Granger “There’s absolutely no reason in-house in recent years. for that,” said Marsolais. “It’s something the board The head of the New He pointed out New feels is worth looking at,” said Westminster school district’s Westminster was one of the few Ewen. “It would not have any support staff union says the districts that used its own staff impact in 2012-13, but it might district’s distressed bottom line to install the modular buildings down the road … I’m happy to could be helped considerably by the province supplied when have that discussion.” cutting back on contracting out. it decided to Canadian Union of Public go to all-day Employees Local 409 president kindergarten. Marcel Marsolais said while And now the Michael Ewen, School board chair there are specialized situations equipment It’s something the board feels is worth looking at. It would not have any impact in 2012-13, that require outside help, much purchased for but it might down the road … I’m happy to of the work being contracted those projects have that discussion. out by the district could be done is being used in-house by CUPE maintenance by non-CUPE members. workers contracted out by the He said one obstacle to “We have proved time and district for other projects. conducting an analysis of time again we can do it cheaper Marsolais said the district Marsolais’ suggestion is the and we can do it better in claimed the CUPE members district’s small senior staff is house,” said Marsolais. “The don’t have the skill set to do already stretched for time. board seems to have overlooked certain jobs, but he said its Last Tuesday, the board made that.” members do have the skills and a series of staff adjustments to The board of education is also the funds to train the staff help reduce the current school currently wrestling with finding to be able to do the jobs. year’s projected deficit. ways to avoid a projected “There’s no need to be Although trustees wouldn’t $2.2 million deficit for the contracted out.” go into detail, citing personnel current 2012-13 school year, He said the savings come confidentiality, Marsolais and developing a plan to find because many of the companies said one of the adjustments, ways to pay for a $2.8 million the district hires cost $65 to $70 expected to save $300,000, shortfall in 2011-12, as well as an hour just to walk through involved not replacing make sure its financial house is the door. employees who leave or are in order so it won’t incur more Board chair Michael Ewen absent for sickness or other deficits in the future. said he couldn’t comment on reasons. Marsolais said for 30 years Marsolais’ suggestions because He cited custodians not being replaced when calling in sick as an example of creating an unhealthy workplace which leads to further absenteeism. In addition, not replacing special education assistants could put student safety at risk. “KUNG HAY FAT CHOY” “It’s not a solution. Some of these measures . t p e Q u i l t D IK could end up costing T more and, of course, “CAN S” it could work against BATIK TH FEBRUARY 1 17 providing educational OFF support to students,” SELECTED FALL/WINTER FABRICS in d Designaeda said Marsolais. Can % “I’m not blaming this Including Novelty Coat Fabrics, on the board. This is Sweater Knits, Fashion Prints and Knits all about fair funding. . t p e D t Despite what the l i u Fam Q USE” Day S ily O provincial government H t E o r Hours e “LAK ints has told us, there has 1 1 a r m -5p P m been no increase in SEWING OFF OFF funds for 10 years … We INTERF g can’t continue to cut this A Amazinon C I N G LINING Selecti Sign Up NOW! , NOTIO , way and not expect to (prepa Spring Classes in the Richmond ckaged NS have an adverse situation reg. to and Coquitlam locations. $15) on the education Feb. 9th to 11th View all class schedules at system.”



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D TEbook EvEnTs T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation: David Lane, the executive director of the T. Buck Suzuki Environmental Foundation, will speak on the work of Buck Suzuki during the 1960s and 1970s in protecting B.C. salmon habitat and rallying fellow commercial fishermen to help in conservation efforts, as well as current threats to wild salmon. Free. When: Thursday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m. Where: Nikkei Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby. Info: or 604-777-7000.


Tenore Fundraiser Concert: Tenore, a group of three tenors, Shane Wiebe, Jason Catron and Mark David Williams, perform a fundraising concert to support Vancouver Urban Ministries, in partnership with World Vision, to assist children with learning disabilities living in poverty. When: Sunday, Feb. 10, 4-6 p.m. Where: Massey Theatre, 735 E i g h t h Ave. , N ew Westminster. Tickets: $25, $35 & $45 + service charg e, at http:// www.masseytheatre. com/, ticketing@ or 604-521-5050.

Family Day Celebrations: Day of live performances and activities presented by C i t y o f N ew Westminster’s Family C o u r t C o m m i t t e e. Free parking at Front Street Parkade. When: Monday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Fraser River Discovery Centre, 788 Quayside Drive, New Westminster. Treasure Hunt Flea Market & Book Sale: The Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre presents its seventh annual flea market, featuring high-quality secondhand items and a book sale, including both Japanese and English

books, comics and magazines. The book sale will also continue on for a second day. Free admission. Live entertainment and snacks provided. When: Flea market and book sale, Saturday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; book sale only, Sunday, Feb. 17, 12-4 p.m. Info, dropping off donations or booking a table: 604-777-7000 or

New Westminster Girl Guides International Fa i r : The New Westminster District Girl Guides celebrate guiding in 145 nations around the world. There will be displays,

Chinese Lunar New Ye a r C e l e b rat i o n : Brentwood To w n Hi, my name is Dorothy and I am 11 years Centre is celebrating old. Some of my interests are reading, the Year of the Snake drawing, and skating. I have been delivering with lion and dragon newspapers for about half a year now. dances by the Yau Kung I enjoy delivering newspapers because I Moon Athletic Institute like walking around the neighbourhood and and demonstrations getting fresh air. by Chinese master Hi, my name is DorothyThank andyou I Newsleader! artisans. When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 1-4 am 11 years old. Some of my interests p.m. (lion and dragon DOROTHY dance 1:30 to 3 p.m. at reading, drawing, are and skating. I Centre Court). Where: Brentwood Tohave w n been delivering newspapers for Centre, 4567 Lougheed about half a year now. I enjoy Hwy (at Willingdon), If you are interested in becoming a carrier for the NewsLeader newspapers because I like artisans b e s delivering ide or would like to nominate a carrier please call 604.436.2472 children’s play area.

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Organ concert: Marc D’Anjou, titular organist of the Quebec City Cathedral-Basilica performs music of Bach, Messaien, Bedard and Young and others. When: Saturday, Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m. Where: Queens Av e n u e United Church, 529 Queens Avenue, New Westminster. Tickets: $15/20 at the door.

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D TEbook OngOing Fraternal Order of Eagles: Aerie No. 20 N ew We s t m i n s t e r hosts a fundraising meat draw, sponsored by Thrifty Foods. Three meat draws per day, 50/50 draw includes dinner and breakfast. When: Fridays, 5 to 7


p.m. and Saturdays, 3-5 p.m. Where: Fireside Pub, 421 East Columbia St., New Westminster.

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When: Mondays, 8-9:30 p.m. (mid-October to March) Where: Queen’s Pa r k A re n a , N ew Westminster. Dropins welcome, $8. Info: www.royalcityskating. com or 604-520-1052. Fraser Health Crisis Line: Vo l u n t e e r s needed to provide assistance to people

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Heritage Uke Club: Organized by Gord Smithers (Guitarist for Deadcats, Swank, ReBeat Generation & Wichita Trip), learn to play the ukulele, beginners welcome. When: Mondays, 6-8 p.m. Where: Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster. Cost: suggested $5 donation. Info: http:// Write From the Heart: Vancouver’s Ruth Kozak has been teaching writing classes since 1994 including travel, novel, creative writing and memoirs. Cost: $5 drop-in fee. When: Mondays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Waves Coffee Shop, Back Room, 715 Columbia St. (at Begbie St.), New Westminster.

World Poetry New Westminster Night Out: Featured poets, open mike, free raffle and refreshments. Everyone welcome. When: Fourth We d n e s d ay of each month, 6:30 p.m. Where: New Westminster Public Library, 716 6th Ave., New Westminster. Info: 604-526-4729 or www. N ew We s t m i n s t e r Family Place: Parents and grandparents of children under 5 can come to Lord Kelvin Elementary school for playtime, art, songs, stories and snacks. Have fun with your children, meet other parents and learn about other resources in the community. Where: In the green portable facing Seventh Avenue, 1010 Hamilton St. When: Thursdays and Fridays 9- 11 a.m. (Note - this program is closed when the school is closed). E S L C o nv e r s at i o n Circles at the Library: The New Westminster Public Library offers f re e, d ro p - i n E S L conversation circles

for adults who want to meet people and p ra c t i c e s p e a k i n g English. Co-sponsored by Fraserside Community Services Society, there are two programs available. Children are welcome. When: For all adults, Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For women only, Fridays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Where: New Westminster Public Library, 716 6th Ave., New Westminster. Info: 604-527-4660. Free ESL program for women: Offered by PIRS. Free childcare provided for kids 18 months to 5 years. When: Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Olivet Church, corner of Queens Avenue and 7th Street, New Westminster. Info: 604298-5888 ext. 21.

Social dancing for seniors (50+) is every Sunday from 12:45-3:45 p.m. at Century House, 620 Eighth Street, New Westminster. Fivepiece live band and refreshments. No partners required. Info: 604-519-1066.

St. Paul’s Hospital Health Forum on HIV/AIDS B.C. is leading the way in the fight against HIV/AIDS. You are invited to attend this free event featuring Dr. Julio Montaner, one of the world’s foremost authorities, to learn what’s being done to stop the disease. Dr. Julio Montaner, Director of the BC Centre for Excellence (BC-CfE) in HIV/AIDS at St. Paul’s Hospital and the Past-President of the International AIDS Society, and other guests will discuss the BC-CfE’s research on how to stop HIV/AIDS.

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AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance


From 1, 3, 5, 7 & 10 Ton Trucks Licensed ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free Estimate/Senior Discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos







604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

Starting $40/hr.




(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.

SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-782-9108




10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005



BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, vet check $700. (604)796-3026. No Sunday calls BORDER COLLIE X, born Dec 5th, ranch raised, getting lots of atten. $350. Carol 604-316-4668 or email:


WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-657-9422



AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

2 hr. Service (604)209-2026


The Scrapper


German Shepherd pups, ckc reg, vet check, 1st shots, own both parents, gd tempered, farm & family raised in country, make a good guard dog and family pet. $1000. 604-796-3026, no sunday calls

.Enterprise Plumbing, Heating, Gasfitting

FULL PLUMBING SERVICES • Hvac Gas Fitting • Electrical *Free Est. *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service

C & C Electrical Mechanical


DifďŹ culty Making Payments? No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! / 604-786-4663



Sandy 604 945 5864

WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN Whereas Dekane Management Services Ltd. is indebted to Artur Qyyju for storage and towing on the following Equipment; 1 Cimbali Expresso Machine, 1 Rock Star Cooler, 2 Freezers with misc food items, 6 Highback Leather Chairs, 6 Metal Chairs, 3 Metal Round Tables,1 Thermal Tec / Mickmate 2005 Cooler, 1 Magic Chef Microwave,1 Box of Misc Flatware & Platcis Trays, 3 Black Bookshelves, 1 Neon Open Sign, 1 Box of Misc Glasses, 1 Sandwhich Board, 2 Chaulk Boards, 1 LG 24 “ Flatscreen Monitor, 1 Venture 17� Flatscreen Monitor, 1 Baby Stroler, 1 Weed Eater, 1 Throw Rug, 1 Bamboo Blind, 1 Conair Pro/Hair Trimmer, 1 Fake Christmast Tree, 1 Stand up Stuffed Santa, 1 Pair of Gum Boots and 1 Lamp Chandelier.



Nice, clean and quiet 1 bdrm Walk to Highgate Close to transit & schools Upgraded suite Cat okay On site manager Please call 604-521-3448 for viewing.

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS BURNABY, Linden Glen Apts. 7052 Linden Ave. Spacious & bright 1 & 2/bdrms. Incl heat & HW. Near Highgate. Cats ok. (604)540-2028

All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. (604)961-7505, 278-0375

A lien is claimed under the Act. There is presently an amount due and owing of $3836.00 plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale. Notice is hereby given that on the 27th day of February, 2013 or thereafter, the said equipment will be sold. The equipment currently stored at Elite Bailiff Services, 20473 Logan Avenue, Langley BC V3A 4L8. The vehicle was placed in storage on December 28th 2012.


Canuck Roofing All Roof Repairs Any job big or small. Free Est. *WCB *Insured *BBB 778-772-1969

Ashley Furniture Homestore, the #1 retailer of Furniture in North America is looking to add 5 or more Sales Associates to our team in Coquitlam.

Park Crest Apts. 1 & 2 Bedroom Reno’d suites located in upgraded blding in cul-du-sac. Next to large green space. Incl’s heat, hot water and basic cable. Walk to Highgate mall. Quiet and clean. Cat okay. Deposit required. For viewing....

If you want to work in a beautiful environment

For more info. call Elite Bailiff

Services at 604-539-9900 WWW.REPOBC.COM

Call 604-540-6725 Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402



Hauling Anything.. But Dead Bodies!! 20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !

604.220.JUNK(5865) Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988

RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!





MATTRESSES starting at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct (604)294-2331



AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Since 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions; Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. BIG BUILDING SALE... “THIS IS A CLEARANCE SALE. YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!� 20x20 $3,985. 25X24 $4,595. 30X36 $6,859. 35X48 $11,200. 40X52 $13,100. 47X76 $18,265. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.


Bright 2 bdrm apt.

PITT BULL/American Bull Dog X, 7/mo fem, vet chkd, all shots, needs new home, $425. (604)825-1521



ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10’, 12’ or 14’, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720


Large 2 br located in a Central Coq Co-op. $810/mo. No subsidy. Close to transit, schools, and shopping.




NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or

YORKIE X POMERANIAN. Two females, all shots, vet checked, dewormed. $500. 604-504-5438.

PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares req’d. Close to WCE, schools & shopping. No subsidy available. 19225 119th Ave. For more info & to book an appt. call 604-465-1938


SHELTIES 2 SABLE PUPS 1 w/ white body + spots D.O.B Oct 19th Loveable, sweet pups 604-826-6311

New West- McBride Place. 415 Ginger Drive. 3 bdrm T/H. Family Housing. Close all amens, schls, transit. Pet friendly great loca. $1135/m. Call Now! 604-451-6676


CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

Rescued cats fr overseas, $150. Dsexed, vacc’nted. Fosters welcome. 778.297.4470,

If you are serious, then come in person, I would love to meet you!



NEW WEST. 828 Royal Ave. 2 Bdrms, 2 bthrms, 1 secured prkg. $1500/mo. Avail now. TJ @ Sutton Proact (604)728-5460

All emailed submissions will receive a reply for confirmation of receipt; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further.

Drop off your resume at ATTN: Aaron Miller Ashley Furniture Homestore 1365 United Blvd., Coquitlam, B.C. V3K 6Y3


6,600sf. or 5,400sf. @ $4.50sf. 12,000sf. @ $4.25sf. 3 phase & single phase power. 3 bay doors 12 x 12. (604)941-2959

PORT COQUITLAM 2 bdrm $825 or use 1 bdrm $750. N/S, N/P, Refs. Avail now. 604-354-8004 10% OFF with this AD

Please forward your resumĂŠ to:




NEW WEST - 1 Bdrm bsmt suite ns/np, no drugs. $700/mo incl utils. Avail March 1st. (604)522-4470.

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778

A vulnerable sector criminal record check is also mandatory. This permanent part-time position is available immediately.



DreamTeam Auto Financing “0� Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals



• Tree & Stump Removal • CertiďŹ ed Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~







Tree removal done RIGHT!

Circulation Manager Burnaby New Westminster NewsLeader 7438 Fraser Park Drive Burnaby, BC V5J 5B9 No phone calls please.



NEW WESTMINSTER: West Coast Apt. 520-11th St. Large 1 bdrm w/ small storage room. Incl h/w & heat. By Transit. Cats ok. $735 - $750/mo. 604-540-2028.



Duties include supervising 100+ youth carriers, recruiting and hiring new carriers, surveying old and new delivery areas, monitoring carrier performance, and following up on householder delivery concerns. A reliable vehicle is a must.




Port Coquitlam - Maryhill furnished 1 bdrm. shr’d kitchen / bath / living. Quiet Non-Smoking ONLY House. $450/mo. incls. lndry. 604.941.2959

The Burnaby NewsLeader is looking for energetic and customer friendly individuals for its Circulation Department. The right candidate must have excellent communication and organizational skills, attention to detail, the ability to work with minimum supervision, and basic knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook Express.



SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.


Zone Checker



3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour




Running this ad for 8yrs

LICENSED & INSURED âœś Local & Long Distance âœś âœś Seniors Discount âœś

604-537-4140 1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.



Welcome Home ! 1 Bedrooms available near Lougheed Mall and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Refs required.

Call (604) 931-2670


Panorama Court Spacious & clean 1 & 2 bdrms avail. From $750 - $1020/mo. No pets.

Call 604-540-6732

A20 NewsLeader Wednesday, February 6, 2013

k c u L & e v Lo ! r i a e h t n i e ar

A Chinese New Year recipe! Crispy & Flavourful

A Valentine’s Day recipe!

Extra Large, Sweet & Juicy

Tasty & Nutritious

Red Delicious Apples

Premium Navel Oranges

Beefsteak Tomatoes

Washington Grown

California Grown

Mexico Grown

69¢/lb Tropical & Fragrant

69¢/lb Fresh & Delicious

79¢/lb Cool & Refreshing

Super Sweet Pineapples

Roma Tomatoes

Long English Cucumbers

Hawaii Grown

Mexico Grown

Mexico Grown



$1.00 ea

Prices effective: February 6th to February 10th, 2013 *While *While Quantities Last Now Hiring Shift Leaders 200-7515 Market Crossing at Royal City Centre and other Burnaby, Beside PriceSmart locations. Great benefits and 604.432.6199 advancement opportunities.

Brentwood Town Centre Lougheed Town Centre

Royal City Centre

Marine Way Market

58 - 4567 Lougheed Hwy Beside IHOP 604.298.8299

206 - 9855 Austin Rd Beside Purdy’s 604.420.0788

103 - 610 6th Street Near Dollarama 604.520.9923

OPEN same as mall hours

OPEN same as mall hours

OPEN same as mall hours OPEN 9am to 7pm

FAX: (604) 272-8065 EMAIL:

February 06, 2013  

Section N of the February 06, 2013 edition of the Burnaby NewsLeader

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