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Splits shut down Bailey bridge City hoping to get it open again sooner Grant Granger

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The single-lane Braid Street Bailey bridge connecting New Westminster to Coquitlam’s United Boulevard will be closed for at least a couple of weeks as authorities look at options to repairing splits in its structure. The wood bridge was supposed to be closed for 12 hours last Saturday for a structural assessment, the first to be done on the bridge since 2007. That’s when it was discovered

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OUR SPORTS HERITAGE The early history of sports in BC and the Lower Mainland will be featured at a special event at the New Westminster Public Library during Heritage Week. Two authors who have recently published books on soccer and hockey will be at the library on Tuesday, February 19 beginning at 7:00 pm to talk about their subjects. At 7:00 pm Robert Janning will begin the evening with the early days of soccer in British Columbia. Janning’s book is Westcoast Reign: The British Columbia Soccer Championships, 1892 – 1905. At 7:45 pm Craig H. Bowlsby will present his slide talk The Birth of Hockey in New Westminster. In Bowlsby’s new book, Empire of Ice: The Rise and Fall of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association, 1911-1926 he also describes how Vancouver did win the Stanley Cup. The event is free and held in the New Westminster Public Library auditorium. Pre-register at 604-527-4667.

MOODY PARK RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION AGM 7:00 pm Thursday, February 21, 2013 New Westminster Public Library Auditorium Agenda: • Right Turn Restrictions on Henley St. • Off-leash dog area in Moody Park • Family Friendly Businesses - Kathleen McConnell, KidsNewWest.ca • Parking, sidewalks • Report from Police Committee • Report from MPRA Traffic Sub Committee • Report from Community Traffic City Rep. • Elections of Officers 2013 - 2014 For further information, contact Andrew Baker at 604-522-0037 or andrew@akerbay.com.

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New West’s Family Day a hit Grant Granger

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New Westminster’s family court committee had done its social media homework. To promote its inaugural Family Day celebration, they’d hit the Twitter send key many a time. They created the obligatory Facebook page. And they put it on the city’s website, as well as utilizing the tried-and-true, traditional method of advertising in the newspaper. But they weren’t sure what kind of response their version of Premier Christy Clark’s little political bone to the electorate would generate. They needn’t have worried. When the doors opened to the Fraser River Discovery Centre, where the celebration was held, at 11 a.m. on Monday there were people lined up anxious to get in. It wasn’t long before the place was

packed as parents and kids watched demonstrations and performances, marveled at exhibits, got involved in making things and, of course, had their faces painted. Organizers were forced to monitor the front door throughout the four-hour celebration to make sure the centre wasn’t too crowded. “They did a count and it was at least 2,000 people over the four hours,” said Coun. Betty McIntosh, chair of the city’s family court committee. “It was a really successful day.” She gave an example of the fishing booth, exhausted of its 400 prizes well before the event was shut down. McIntosh said she wasn’t sure how the response would be, but as they surveyed the scene Monday, city worker Ruby Campbell declared, “OK, this is working.” It wasn’t just New Westminster families that showed up, said McIntosh. She talked to people from Vancouver, Victoria and

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Lowrie said he heard Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart on the radio calling for a multilane replacement, something that city has urged for a long time. That would create an even worse traffic nightmare at Braid and Brunette than already exists, Lowrie said. “I don’t think that would be in our interest at this time,” he said. “The traffic would be basically, in a day, be jammed at Braid Street and Brunette. With the multi-railway tracks there (the intersection) it simply would not able to handle the traffic that a multi-lane bridge would bring.” He also disputed a report Coquitlam ordered the assessment. He said it was a joint decision because a review was overdue on the bridge built in 1995 since its expected service life span is 15 to 20 years.

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“It’s a huge, huge thing in my mind,” said New Westminster school trustee Lisa Graham. “Our board is seriously concerned about these changes and the impact they will have.” New Westminster has received $154,500 each year from 2007 to 2012 to fund three settlement workers, who help newcomers navigate not only the school system but also point them in the right direction for community services. An additional 10 per cent was given to the schools to program information sessions, workshops and training in partnership with community settlement agencies. The program serves up to 650 clients per year. Graham and Hargurjeet Sekhon, who

manages the program for the district, are worried the federal government will force the school districts to compete with community non-profit agencies for funding. If they are unsuccessful, much of the work done by SWIS will have to be rebuilt from outside the schools. That could be a problem because, for example, there would be privacy issues surrounding outside workers getting access to the schools. Sekhon also said it would sever connections built between teachers, students and families. Since they’re right in the schools, teachers can consult with the settlement workers on any immigrant issue involving their students. If they’re not there, those issues might get glossed

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LIBRARY BOOK CLUB Join the Book Club! The New Westminster Public Library’s Read with Us Book Club offers a chance to read a book and join a lively discussion. This month the club is reading The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Maggoch and will discuss it on Thursday, February 28 at 7:00 pm.

Queer prom night Saturday One More Chance, a 1980s-themed queer prom night, will be held in New Westminster on Saturday. Pinoy Pride Vancouver (PPV), a Filipino-Canadian LGBTQ social and community group, and New West Pride will be putting on the joint Valentine’s party at Java Jazz Café and Bistro on Sixth Street in Uptown New Westminster. The fundraiser toward each group’s community programs, will run from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $25, which includes a buffet dinner, and available at the café or by calling 778385-3996 or 778-713-1494. For more information go to PPV’s Facebook page.

Eat pizza for school programs New Westminster Community Schools is hoping to raise $1,000 for its after-school programs at a fundraising event at the local Boston Pizza outlet. The event, Monday, Feb. 18 from 5 to 10 p.m., will have a pizza buffet, silent auctions and raffles.

First published as Those Foolish Things, the book follows a group of British pensioners who move to a refurbished hotel in India in order to save money. However, the hotel is not as luxurious as advertised. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was recently made into a movie starring Maggie Smith and Dame Judi Dench.

Local artists featured at the library Two local artists are on display this month at the New Westminster Public Library. Katherine FreundHainsworth’s work is a visual historical walk through the city’s neighbourhoods in honour of Heritage B.C.’s Heritage Week theme of Good Neighbours: Heritage Homes and Neighbourhoods. Her work ranges from pen and ink drawings of heritage homes to mixed media collages and historic artifacts. The On the Ramp gallery features acrylic paintings of winter, including the Iditarod race, by Harvey Tuura.

New executive named for Glenbrooke Clarissa Sprancis was elected as the new president of the Glenbrooke North Residents Association (GNRA), taking over from Deb Sutherland at the

organization’s annual general meeting Jan. 16. Tom Lockhart is the new vice-president while Christine McGover takes over the treasurer’s position from Paul Fuoco. The secretary is Marya McLellan and the directors at large for 2013 will be Doug Bjornson, David Francouer, Angela Lee, Silvana McNulty and Brian Muench. The GNRA’s next meeting is at Century House on March 20, 7 p.m.

Health and wellness fair at Robson A free health and wellness fair is being put on by the John Robson elementary parent advisory council in the school’s gym on Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. To promote mental, spiritual and physical health, as well as academic wellness and literacy, the fair will have numerous exhibitors and community organizations. There will also be Kids in Motion dance class, and Blood & Iron Martial Arts demonstrations for the kids. ggranger@newwestnewsleadre.com

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Calendar committee comes to consensus Two options for community, board to consider for 2013-14 Grant Granger

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Despite concerns there would be too many voices, the 18-member New Westminster school district calendar committee reached consensus at its first meeting Feb. 7. It proposed the community and the board of education discuss either sticking with the current school calendar for 2013-14 or go to one with a two-week spring break. Superintendent John Woudzia had also presented two other options similar to ones being contemplated by other districts in the region for the committee to consider—a two-week break along with additional closure days and a 12-month calendar—but the committee decided against them. The committee’s composition included two representatives from each of the five employee groups, six parents and two students. “I was really impressed. People were thoughtful,

contemplative, they listened to other people,” said board chair Michael Ewen, who was a spectator and not a participant at the meeting. “It was exactly the way committees should work. It’s a template for how to proceed despite the size. In two hours there wasn’t even a negative word.” The committee was formed to discuss what direction the district should take in establishing its 2013-14 calendar. For the first time, the Ministry of Education is requiring all districts in the province to come up with a 12-month calendar (opening the option for classes during July and August) instead of the traditional 10-month version. Each district has to present a proposed calendar for consideration by the end of February and a final one to be submitted to the ministry by the end of March. Previously, those dates were two months earlier. The committee also decided the public consultation would only be for 2013-14 and not for a two-year calendar, “but agreed that a question regarding approving multiple

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Distraction action A provincial crackdown on distracted driving by police during the month of February is a welcome step. Police say statistics show that 30 per cent of traffic deaths are due to distracted drivers, with 37 per cent of serious injuries in crashes attributed to drivers not paying proper attention to the road. These are staggering numbers and beg the question — why has so much effort been put into tightening up drinking and driving laws, and so little towards distracted drivers? Drivers talking on cellphones or texting are the most commonlydistracted, but there are many reasons that drivers become distracted. Eating while driving can be a big distraction, as can driving with pets in the front seat. Children can at times distract drivers as well. Police will be on the lookout for all kinds of distractions during February, and chances are they won’t have much trouble spotting some. Despite a law that is now three years old, which prohibits people from talking on hand-held phones while driving, it remains a very common practice. Sit at a major inersection for five to 10 minutes and watch drivers. It won’t be hard to spot a number of drivers on hand-held phones. Part of the reason this problem persists may be the minimal fines. While police have issued almost 106,000 violations since January, 2010, the fine for using a handheld phone while driving is just $167. Lawmakers don’t take the issue of distracted driving too seriously. Perhaps it is because they haven’t found a way to tie the distracted driving laws so closely to victims. Members of the public need to take the issue seriously and pull over when making a call. At the same time, lawmakers need to consider if stiffer penalties for driving while distracted are needed. —Black Press

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Cities have always worked together Back in the 1990s there was a worldwide push for banks to merge, and Canada’s banks were not immune. When then-Prime Minister Jean Chrétien was asked in a media scrum outside the House of Commons one day what he thought about the issue, he said something to the effect of: “Who says bigger is better? If I were 300 pounds, would that make me a better prime minister?” But just as a child dreams of nothing but “growing up” and economies are always urged to grow, grow, grow—bigger is almost always seen as better in our world. And for cities, bigger comes in the form of amalgamation. Across Canada, many cities have almalgamated their metropolitan areas in recent years—Toronto, Montreal and Halifax among them. Vancouver is a notable exception—which also explains why this grand, sprawling city only ranks as Canada’s eighth most populous.

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In the case of New Westminster, its diminutive size (15 square km, 65,000 souls), is definitely part of its charm. But the expense of running this city often challenges the wisdom of going it alone—especially when compared to bigger neighbours, who, the logic goes, benefit from economies of scale to keep percapita costs under control. And in the case of our school board, aggravating delays in getting a new high school built and balancing the budget only serve to add ink to the pens of letter writers who say it’s time for SD40 to partner with Burnaby (where, of course, they’re eagerly waiting by the phone). Many fear that “bigger”—in whatever form— also means less responsive to local needs.

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Yet sharing the load is something municipalities do all the time. One has only to step outside the boundaries of New West and see municipalities sharing in the delivery of everything from education and public safety to fire protection. On the North Shore, the city and district of North Vancouver share policing and a single school district. In the Tri Cities, a single school district serves Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. Yet for policing Port Moody has opted out of the trio to run its own municipal force. In the Langleys, the city and the township share both a school district and policing. Similarly, the Surrey school district includes White Rock. Across Metro Vancouver, fire services are usually operated locally. White Rock (pop. 19,300) has both its own RCMP detachment and its own fire service. And over in the rarified air of West Vancouver, they do just about everything on their own,

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Earth first, parochial concerns second Re: Plans to control coal dust must be in place (NewsLeader, Feb. 8) I normally consider myself a “New Westminsterite” because I’ve spent nine years of my adult life here. Second to that, a Canadian. And finally, a citizen of planet Earth. Somehow, though, in light of what is happening on the planet at this time, the tables have turned. It’s no longer my little back yard and its white picket fence. It’s no longer “jobs” and “crime” and the venerable Maple Leaf that ride high on my list of priorities. My priority now is the welfare of planet Earth, because I realize if we continue to tip the scales of the ecological balance the way we have been, we simply won’t have a planet to live on any longer. I can’t pretend that these little human interest stories, these endless cops-and -robber chases of drug lords and organized crime, these sentimental “dogin-the-dumpster” stories ... I can’t pretend that they mean anything to me any more. In light of the reality we face as human beings, if we keep pushing the carbon footprint off the charts on a global level, how important can these things be? We used to keep all this at bay with our cozy rationalizations that these concerns where just for hippies and fringe activists, but now, the vast majority of all scientists and scientific evidence is admitting that our mismanagement of the environment has indeed gone way off the deep end. We have

only to open our eyes and see the ice caps melting, ages-old glaciers disappearing, oceans rising, record storms and escalated weather disturbances becoming commonplace... And we’re letting WHAT shipped through our local ports? I mean, if it was plutonium or cargo ships full of assault rifles, or anthrax or nerve gas, we’d be up in arms. We’d be outraged. But friendly old coal? Four million tonnes per year? Four million tonnes being incinerated, spewing toxic and deadly CO2 into an atmosphere already out of balance?  This is not about one city or one banana republic or a toxic neighborhood. This is about destroying a planet, the planet we all stand on and live on and draw our food, water and air from: not only every day and every hour, but every moment of our lives. Now, the fine city of New Westminster is allowing this planet-killing cargo to pass “safely” through its portals, without even a token whimper, while being lulled by excuses of the “bound and gagged” in their positions of power, who make laughable statements about “prevailing winds” and “internal review processes”? Unfortunately, it’s not a laughing matter any more. It’s up to the citizens to lead the way and take action. Lies and money and the misuse of power have had their day. It’s time for planetary change, now, if we’re going to survive as a species. Gary Bandzmer New Westminster

Take a look aT our backyards Re: City seeks to protect rental housing (NewsLeader, Feb. 8) Currently there is no zoning within New Westminster which allows for laneway houses or granny flats, and no plans for council to explore this option. Why? Is there no money in it? No interested homeowners? Councillors, stop whining. If you really care about creating dedicated, wellmaintained, community oriented and affordable rental housing, it’s time to take a look in our own backyards. Pun intended. Lauren Brain New Westminster

NoT oNe more ceNT Re: Sales tax proposed for TransLink (NewsLeader, Feb. 8) No. Not one penny more for these habitually overspent, nonaccountable, non-elected cabal of bureaucrats. Do like the rest of us and learn to live within your means. And all of you mayors that are on board with this better watch your backs come next election. You have some nerve, after hitting us with huge increases on everything from property taxes to water to sewage to you name it, to be throwing us under the TransLink bus again! Karen Turner New Westminster

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A career criminal was back in court last week facing 20 charges in connection to a high profile arrest and the recovery of a large amount of stolen property taken from homes in the Fraser Valley and found at the Super 8 Motel on Glover Road on March 2, 2012. Ivan Logan Johnson, 33, is charged with everything from possessing a weapon obtained through an offence and possession of stolen property and credit cards to dealing with identity theft. He was arrested along with Dave Yaroslawsky, 29,  by the Emergency Response Team and police dogs who surrounded the motel room after the two men refused to come out. Witnesses had called 911 after seeing the two men, allegedly with guns, unloading items into a motel room. Those two men are believed to be involved in up to 18

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Shark fin bill moves forward A private member’s bill brought forward by a TriCity MP that’s aimed to stop shark fin imports waded into Parliament for second reading this week. New Westminster-Coquitlam MP Fin Donnelly, the NDP’s deputy Fisheries and Ocean critic, has been advocating for the ban for two years. His proposed bill has been supported by the cities of New Westminster, Coquitlam and Port Moody — all of which introduced municipal bylaws last year to ban shark fins from being possessed, traded, sold and distributed. Donnelly said shark overfishing has resulted in the near extinction of several species. Shark fins are commonly used in soups as a Chinese delicacy. A vote on Donnelly’s Bill C-380 is expected on March 27. newsroom@newwestnewsleader.com

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Proposed surge in oil tankers manageable Same size vessels expected despite larger pipeline plan, says port

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Port officials say they don’t expect harbour traffic jams to arise from a major increase in the number of oil tankers loading from an expanded Trans Mountain pipeline. Kinder Morgan Canada announced in mid-January it has enough committed shippers to justify a larger pipeline expansion to a capacity of 890,000 barrels per day. That’s expected to bring up to 34 oil tankers per month,

up from about 25 previously forecast and around five per month right now. Port Metro Vancouver harbour master Yoss Leclerc said the project would, if it advances, undergo a comprehensive review of harbour transit needs. But he said it doesn’t appear the new size of the proposed pipeline – bringing up to 400 tankers a year – would tie up too many anchorages and cause a shortage of space for other cargo ships. “Usually the tankers don’t stay a long time at anchor – one to two days,” Leclerc said. “Looking at what we saw from Kinder Morgan, I don’t see any foreseeable issue in terms of anchorages or where to put them.”

Nor did he expect harbour traffic restrictions – no other vessels are permitted to move in the Second Narrows when a tanker is transiting – to be too onerous for other users of the waterway. He was responding after Burnaby NDP MP Kennedy Stewart suggested an “oil export only port” could be the end result if Kinder Morgan continues to upsize the pipeline project. “There will be a choke point in Burrard Inlet where you have so many tankers you can’t have any more traffic,” Stewart said. Stewart argues Kinder Morgan may expand the planned line further – to a million barrels per day and beyond – and at that point there will

be enormous pressure to dredge the Second Narrows to allow much larger oil tankers. The current Aframax size tankers carry up

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Tests show smart meters accurate: Hydro Black Press

BC Hydro officials say it’s highly unlikely that smart meters are driving up the power bills of some households this winter. Smart meter program spokesperson Cindy Verschoor said testing has proven the new wireless meters to be extremely accurate. “Last year we had 169 customers who were absolutely convinced their meters were not reading accurately,” she said, adding Hydro pulled them out and had them tested at Measurement Canada’s facility in Burnaby. “Every single one

Smart meter program spokesperson Cindy Verschoor said in the last 18 months since smart meter installation began, there have been just six cases of smart meters malfunctioning.

complained his bill doubled in the latest winter period now that he has a smart meter. He said he’d go back to an analog meter if he could. Keller said a friend with a camper plugged in to his home and while he doubted it could drive up

his consumption dramatically, Hydro officials suggest it could. Verschoor couldn’t speak to the specifics of the case. But she said there are three main reasons why customers sometimes have received unexpectedly

high bills. Hydro is gradually switching households over to automated billing and only about half of smart meters are currently sending data wirelessly, while the other half of smart meters are still being read manually. Hydro estimates power consumption based on past use when staff can’t get to the meter, and that has led to large catch-up bills in some cases where a home used more power than it historically did. “We had a lot of customers last year where the bill was underestimated and then they got a catchup bill,” Verschoor said. Other customers may be on the equal payments plan but if they add more appliances or otherwise

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He’ll be followed at 7:45 p.m. by Craig H. Bowsby’s talk on The Birth of Hockey in New Westminster where he’ll show how ice hockey was first played in the city in 1862, and how the city’s first pro team, the Royals, was created in 1911 and subsequently folded in 1914. Bowsby, the author of the Empire of Ice, will also talk about the Vancouver Millionaires’ Stanley Cup victory in 1915. The free event will be held in the library’s auditorium. Preregister at 604-527-4667. Then on Wednesday, Feb. 20, the New Westminster Historical Society’s monthly evening will be on homes and neighbourhoods in the Royal City. It will include images and descriptions of houses and their communities in the city. The photographs will show the differing styles across the decades and the growth of the city’s neighbourhoods. The presentations, which start at 7:30 p.m. in the library auditorium, will be made by local historians Archie Miller and Gavin Hainsworth. The program is free with no need to pre-register.

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and operators may have no VICTORIA experience with – Undoing the the old sales tax harmonized sales tax system. and establishing a Provincial modernized version sales taxes on of the 60-year-old restaurant meals, provincial sales haircuts and tax is the biggest other services task facing Premier will be removed Christy Clark’s as of April 1, but government in the one companion brief legislative tax is being Black Press Files sitting that precedes kept in place. Finance Minister Mike de Jong the May 14 provincial Private sales of election. vehicles, boats Finance Minister Mike de the switch for the 2013-14 fiscal and aircraft are exempt from Jong introduced the transition year. GST, but the province levied a legislation Wednesday. It The administrative burden of 12 per cent provincial tax on includes provisions for the switch starts with businesses the transactions to equalize transactions that straddle the reprogramming cash registers treatment of used vehicle transition date such as new and other systems to go back sales between dealerships and home purchases. to collecting two separate sales individuals. The bill to replace the HST taxes. One of the few modern The government vowed to runs nearly 200 pages, and it touches to the new PST is the reinstate the old PST at seven will add accounting costs for ability of more than 100,000 per cent after the HST was business as well as taking away businesses to register online at rejected in a province-wide business input tax credits that www.gov.bc.ca/etaxbc/register, initiative petition. The HST was match those available under the and view online instructions to imposed in 2010, extending the federal Goods and Services Tax. help make the transition. provincial sales tax to a range The government has given itself About 30,000 B.C. businesses of services. twitter.com/tomfletcherbc a deadline of April 1 to make have started up since 2010,

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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. worldpoetry.ca.

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Fraser Health Crisis Line: Vo l u n t e e r s needed to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support is provided. Info: www.options. bc.ca and follow link for Crisis Line. Opportunity for immigrants and refugees living in New Westminster: Receive training to increase your knowledge about civic participation with a supportive environment. Join other newcomers for a fourmonth training period. When: Wednesdays, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., starting in September

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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.

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“We did have a lot of picks and bad luck, we must have had 20 picks in the playdowns,” said After months of bad luck Andrew Bilesky Bilesky. “It was very frustrating because you work wasn’t about to risk giving it a chance to spring all year for things and you get picks and it’s out up and bite him once again with his dream of of your control. It was definitely a grind.” reaching The Brier a shot away. After surviving the playdowns, the adversity they The New West resident was about to throw his faced in the provincials was a breeze especially when last rock in the B.C. men’s curling championship Geall and Pierce nailed “amazing” shots to win in final against Royal City clubmate Brent Pierce in the A and B finals. Parksville on Sunday. He had a choice of drawing “If anything we were more prepared than or making a hit and stick for the win. others because of all the games we played,” said He was a bit nervous, though. Not about his Bileskey, who works as an avionics technician ability, but about lady luck. All through the on water bombers at Conair at the Abbotsford provincial playdowns, Bilesky and his teammates airport. “We had that fight in us to battle us had been the victims of many untimely picks, where through that thick and thin ... It wasn’t easy. their shots picked up debris underneath the You’re playing good, we were still playing rocks they threw. If that happened again, good to get to those qualifying games but they wouldn’t be going to Edmonton for the we just weren’t able to get to those. Canadian championship, aka the Brier. His team will be the first from Royal City Another despicable pick would ruin all to go to the Brier since 2009 when Geall was he and third Steve Kopf, 24, second Derek the skip and Pierce played third. After he’d Errington, 24, and lead Aaron Watson, 34, won a provincial junior title in 2001, Bilesky PIERCE had worked all winter for. At least on a hit, played third for Pierce, who won a world reasoned Bilesky, if it picked there was a championship in 2000 playing for Greg good chance the stone would at least get rid of the McAulay, for three seasons. rock they were shooting for and if his shooter rolled “Making it to junior nationals is still a huge out of the rings they’d still be tied. accomplishment, but when you get to men’s it’s a Bilesky, however, cleanly hit the target on the whole different game. It takes a lot more mental nose for a 7-4 victory avoiding an extra end. energy and dedication,” said Bilesky. “It’s amazing. Everyone as a junior curler has a That’s why he’s recruited Geall to be the team’s dream of going to the Brier and not everyone gets spare and will have two-time provincial champion to go so to get to the Brier is really amazing. It still Deane Joanisse as coach. Neil Houston, their hasn’t really sunk in,” said Bilesky on Tuesday. regular mentor, won’t be available because he is The road to the Brier is rarely smooth, but it was organizing the world championship in Victoria. big-time bumpy for the Bilesky bunch. During the Bilesky’s team will be absorbing all the knowledge regional playdowns they were in the B and C finals. they can from them because playing in Parksville is If they had won either of those games they would not the same as Edmonton’s Rexall Place which can have received a berth in the provincials. Then at Curl hold nearly 17,000 spectators. BC’s last chance bonspiel they lost the A and B final “The atmosphere, it’ll be a huge, huge before they finally punched their ticket to Parksville difference. It’ll be exciting,” said Bilesky. with a win in a C event final when a loss would have If the prospect of playing before all those ended their dreams for this year. people in addition to a national television Their high-wire act continued in Parksville audience wasn’t daunting enough, the opposition where they lost the A final to get into the page includes three of the sport’s superstars in playoff system, 9-4, to another Royal City team Ontario’s Glenn Howard, Jeff Stoughton of skipped by Sean Geall, and then the B final to Manitoba and former world champion and Pierce, 7-6. But they made it on their final chance, reigning Olympic champ Kevin Martin of naturally, defeating a former RCCC young gun Alberta, along with 2006 Olympic champion Jay Wakefield 9-8. In the playoffs, they beat Tom Brad Gushue from Newfoundland and 2006 Brier Buchy of Kimberley 8-3 in the quarter-final and winner Jean-Michel Ménard of Quebec. Geall 8-4 in the semifinal.

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Leslie honoured for work with Royal City Hyacks The head coach and vice-president of the Royal City Hyacks community football program has received the 2013 Vancouver Mainland Football League’s Rob Mountford Builder Award. Ryan Leslie is being recognized for his efforts to establish and grow the program in New Westminster and for his dedication, effort and creativity in making the club a success. Leslie trains and develops new coaches, coordinates volunteers and many aspects of the program such as its website, promotions, finances,

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New West boys beat Panthers The New Westminster Hyacks downed the Moscrop Panthers 67-61 in the first round of the Burnaby/New Westminster senior boys basketball playoffs Tuesday. They were to meet the league’s top finishers, the Byrne Creek Bulldogs, who had a 17-7 record overall this season and were ranked 10th in the last provincial AAA Top 10 poll, in a semifinal match Wednesday. The other semi featured the Burnaby Mountain Lions and the Burnaby South Rebels, who finished second in the league. The Lions downed the Burnaby North Viking 78-48 Tuesday. The BNW final and the third place game will be played Friday

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Senior girls setback The Hyacks senior girls squad suffered a setback Tuesday after getting upset 70-50 by Burnaby Mountain in a first-round playoff matchup. They were coming off two league victories last week, 72-36 over Byrne Creek and 88-43 over the Burnaby North Vikings. That gave them a 5-1 league record, good enough for second place behind the Burnaby South Rebels (6-0) and ahead of the Lions (4-2). New West will be playing a wild-card game at Byrne Creek on Friday in hopes of reaching the

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Sider sings for Blues Former Hyack Rachael Sider was recently named University of Toronto Varsity Blues female athlete of the week. The thirdyear, five-foot-10 guard had 39 points and 11 rebounds in two home victories earlier this month. She drained a three-point shot with one second remaining as the Blues edged the York University Lions 66-65 on Feb. 2. She matched her career high with 21 points in the game. The night before she had a game-high 18 points in a victory over the Laurentian University Vees. ggranger@newwestnewsleader.com

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“It’s one of the stronger [fields]. There’s a lot of good teams, but that’s not how we’re going out

thinking about it. We’re just going to go out there playing our game,” he said. At least the team goes into The Brier

knowing they can compete with the big boys having taken Martin right down to the last shot in the final of the Westcoast

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Onni brings mix of homes to False Creek

Block 100 a taste of waterfront living Onni is bringing a taste of waterfront living to its newest development, Block 100. With 231 homes, Block 100 will include a mix of condominiums and townhomes, with a variety of floorplans. The development consists of three blocks: Quebec, Centre and Main. Located in southeast False Creek, Block 100 is perfectly situated for homeowners of all demographics. Whether you want to walk to Rogers Arena to catch a Vancouver Canucks game or grab a water taxi to Granville Island, you’re just minutes away from everything you can imagine. The Seawall is right outside, and the Central Valley Greenway begins on your

doorstep. Wide-plank laminate flooring throughout the main living areas is standard, while stainless-steel appliances and composite countertops with a breakfast bar in most homes are convenient and modern. The white gloss backsplash cabinetry offers plenty of storage. The bathrooms are luxurious and soothing, with heated porcelain tile floors, a linear-style deep soaker tub with a tiled front and a frameless glass shower and door with mosaic-tiled base and high-gloss wall tile. Homes start at $268,900. For more information visit onni.com/block100 or call 604-682-8801.

This year the GVHBA has also included a People’s Choice Award, which will allow people to vote for their favourite new or renovated project. There are 19 projects up for the award.

The winners will be announced at the awards gala on April 20. For more information, to see a full list of finalists and to vote for the People’s Choice Award, visit www.ovationawards.ca.

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The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association has announced the finalists for the 2013 Ovation Awards. This year will mark the fourth year for the awards, which recognize excellence in renovation, new-home construction and design in the Metro Vancouver area. There are several familiar faces in the new-home construction category, including ParkLane Homes, Bluetree Homes, Portrait Homes and Concert Properties. ParkLane is a finalist in four categories, with the first being Best Townhouse/Rowhome Development: Less than 2,000 square feet for Flatiron at Bedford Landing. They are also nominated for Best Multi-Family Lowrise Development for The Village at Bedford Landing, Best Marketing Campaign for River District Vancouver and Multi-Family Builder of the Year, which is a Grand Ovation Award. Portrait is a finalist in the Best Single-Family Detached Home: Less than 2,000 square feet for Hampstead, as well as Best Single-Family Detached Home 2,000 to 2,999 square feet and Best Marketing Innovation for Hampstead. They are also in the running for the Grand Ovation Award for Single-Family Builder of the Year. Bluetree, which comes from ParkLane, is a finalist in the Best Townhouse/Rowhome Development: 2,000 square feet and over for Bluetree Homes at Kanaka Creek, as well as Best Interior Design Display Suite: Single-Family or Multi-Family for Kanaka Creek. They are also up for the Best Marketing Campaign for their Bluetree Homes – Your Friendly Neighbourhood Builder campaign. Meanwhile, Concert Properties will be competing in the Best Multi-Family Highrise Development category as well as Best Interior Design Display Suite: Single-Family or Multi-Family and Best Marketing Campaign, all for their Patina development. Concert is also up for the Multi-Family Builder of the Year Grand Ovation Award. Another developer who is up for several awards is Porte Development Corp., who is a finalist in the Best Multi-Family Lowrise Development and FortisBC Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency in New Construction: Multi-Family Home awards for Origin, on Burnaby Mountain.

In the renovation categories, My House Design/Build is up for many awards. Among the categories they will be competing for is Best Kitchen Renovation: $100,000 and Over, Best Renovated Room, Best Condominium Renovation and Best Renovation: $500,000 to $799,999. They are also up for the Grand Ovation Awards for RenoMark Renovator of the Year – Large Volume and Custom Builder of the Year. The other companies that will be competing for the RenoMark Renovator of the Year – Large Volume award are Kenorah Construction & Design Ltd. and TQ Construction Ltd. The other Grand Ovation Award is for the RenoMark Renovator of the Year – Small Volume. The renovators up for RenoMark Renovator of the Year – Small Volume are Cirrus Homes, Intermind Design Inc. and Shakespeare Homes and Renovations Inc. Best Builders Ltd. is also a finalist in multiple categories, including Custom Builder of the Year, Best Heritage Renovation, Best Custom Home: Over $2 million and Best Outdoor Living Space: New or Renovated.

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Portrait Homes’ Hampstead at Silver Ridge, top, is up for several awards at this year’s Ovation Awards, including Best Single-Family Detached Home: Less than 2,000 square feet. Bluetree Homes is also a finalist in several categories for their Bluetree Homes at Kanaka Creek development, above, including Best Townhouse/Rowhome Development 2,000 square feet and over.


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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE BAJ EXCAVATING DEMO, Sewer, storm, drainage, remove concrete & blacktop, old house drainage. 604-779-7816.

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 533

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300 ea

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50 ea

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