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rick Carswell, of the new westminster arts Council, and Faeine grant, of rethink real estate, are fully behind the idea of putting art by local artists in empty storefronts.
Sprucing up empty storefronts Arts council proposes program to put works in vacant shops Grant Granger
To Rick Carswell, seeing vacant storefronts is kind of like looking at a hockey player laughing. “A nice smile is marred by a missing tooth. And the smile of our shopping spaces could be marred by a vacant space, and we’re proposing to keep the smile,” says Carswell, president of the Arts Council of New Westminster. Carswell recently went to city
council proposing Store Front New West, an initiative to have local artists’ works spruce up empty storefronts until they are leased out. It’s a way for the arts council to get its works seen throughout the city instead of just at its gallery in Queen’s Park or its Starlight Casino satellite location. “We need to get out on the streets, having satellite galleries only does so much for us,” said Carswell. They’re modeling their initiative on a similar program in Seattle. Carswell said the group has already received positive response from Tourism New Westminster and
from his appearance at city council on Feb. 5. “Much to my surprise they all jumped up and down and thought it was fantastic,” said Carswell. Coun. Chuck Puchmayr has suggested city staff help Store Front New West identify owners of vacant storefront properties. “It’s all part of the plan to clean up the streets. I’ve always been a firm believer in economic development starting with places making people feel safe and comfortable when they’re there, and to provide an artistic nature to it,” said Puchmayr.
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The biggest obstacle is access. Carswell said the organization has been working with leasing agents, and it can often be difficult determining who owners are because many are not local. “They would keep the lease signs up, we’re just making it pretty in the meantime,” said Carswell. “I can’t think of too many leasing agents who wouldn’t want their properties [spruced up with art].” Initially, Carswell said, they would target Columbia Street to keep it as vibrant as possible. twitter.com/lonegrangerbnw
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In some cases the parking is there—just too hard to find. That was one of the points made at last week’s open house, part of a developing strategy to deal with parking in Downtown New Westminster. Harm Woldring of The Wine Factory, a vice-president on the Downtown Business Improvement Area executive, said some of the discussion at city hall last Wednesday was about something as simple as better signage. “There’s definitely been some acknowledgment of the need for better wayfinding,” said Woldring. “People can’t find parking in New Westminster because the signage sucks.” Senior city planner Mark Allison admitted there appears to be a need for signage to direct drivers to parking so they won’t have to circle the block. Attendees at the meeting also heard the city’s consultants, Urban Systems, discuss parking strategies to address issues that have plagued the area for years, including the fate of the Front Street parkade, which Coun. Jonathan Coté said continues to be the “lightning rod” issue. Please see ParkING, a10
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FEBRUARY 18 – 24, 2013 Each year, Heritage BC declares a week in February as Heritage Week an annual celebration held across the country. This year’s theme is “Good Neighbours: Heritage Homes and Neighbourhoods”. There are two contests to celebrate Heritage Week: • Kindergarten to Grade 3: Heritage Colouring Contest; • Grades 4 & 5: Heritage drawing, photography or combination of both, that recognizes this year’s theme, to a maximum size of 11” x 17”. Entries can be submitted to the Development Services Department, Planning Division or to your respective school, for pick up, by Monday, February 25, 2013. Prizes will be awarded at the March 11, 2013 Regular Council Meeting starting at 7:00pm which will be televised on Shaw Cable TV (Ch 4). Winners and their families will be notified in advance and will be invited to attend. For more information, or to obtain a Heritage Colouring Contest entry, please contact: New Westminster Development Services Department, Planning Division at 604-527-4532
ART IN THE LIBRARY Enjoy the work of two local artists in the New Westminster Public Library in February.
COUNCIL MEETINGS Monday, February 25 3:00 pm Committee of the Whole Council Chamber 7:00 pm Regular Council Council Chamber
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Katherine Freund-Hainsworth invites you to take a visual historical walk through the city’s neighbourhoods in her show based on Heritage BC’s 2013 Heritage Week theme Good Neighbours: Heritage Homes and Neighbourhoods. Katherine’s work ranges from pen and ink drawings of heritage homes to mixed media collages to historic artifacts.
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Animal group moves event in protest Paws for Hope decides to pull Vet Care Day from Bosley’s New West location Grant Granger
A local animal welfare group has moved an event planned for a New Westminster store because it objects to a corporate decision to allow the sale of small animals in some outlets. Paws for Hope Animal Foundation will hold its Vet Care Day at the Lookout Shelter, 740 Carnarvon St., on March 3. The Roxy’s Fund event was originally scheduled to be held at Bosley’s Pet Food Plus in Columbia Square, a place the foundation has used as a donation drop-off point in the past. The foundation, however, has pulled out because Bosley’s has decided to allow the sale of live animals at some of its locations. Although that won’t be the case at the New Westminster location, the group’s board of directors felt it couldn’t “in any good conscience partner with any
organization that sells live animals,” said its executive director Kathy Powelson. “The unfortunate thing for us is because Bosley’s is a chain, as a corporation they’ve made this decision that conflicts with our organizational values,” said Powelson. “It hurts because Bosley’s in New Westminster and Vancouver have been very supportive … I have no idea how we’re going to make that up. It’s really a loss to us.” Powelson said the Bosley’s franchise owner, Karima Jivraj, has supported not only the foundation but the New Westminster Animal Shelter and other rescue operations as well. “It’s unfortunate because this is not a decision she made or had control of,” said Powelson. “It was the hardest decision we’ve had to make so far.” In October, New Westminster adopted a bylaw banning the retail sale of cats and dogs to go along with its previous prohibition of the sale of rabbits. When contacted by the NewsLeader, Jivraj said she had no plans to sell animals before referring any
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Kathy Powelson, executive director of Paws of Hope Animal Foundation, said it was unfortunate her group had to move its event, as the Bosley’s locations in New Westminster and Vancouver have been supportive.
further comment to Bosley’s spokeswoman Kellie McCutcheon. McCutcheon said Pet Valu, which owns Bosley’s, made a decision a couple of years ago not to sell cats, dogs, fish or birds, but it has agreed to allow one store to sell small animals, such as hamsters and guinea pigs. Powelson, however, said just like there are puppy and kitten mills, which animal rights organizations oppose, there are also small-animal
mills, and shelters won’t take those types of pets if an owner doesn’t want them any more. McCutcheon said the company will continue to work with local shelters and rescue operations to adopt out as many animals as possible from local, ethical and reputable places. “Everyone is working toward the same cause,” said McCutcheon. On the weekend, Powelson was able to get
the event moved to the Lookout Shelter. It will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it will provide physical exams, vaccinations, flea and deworming treatments and nail trims to pets owned by “homeless, street involved, and low income pet guardians.” The foundation established the Roxy’s Fund in November 2011 to provide food and supplies such as bedding, collars and leashes to low-income pet owners.
Repair work on NW-Coq Bailey bridge underway Repairs to the Braid Street Bailey bridge closed by the City of New Westminster recently due to structural issues began on Monday. City engineering infrastructure coordinator Roger Emanuels said the work will bring the bridge back to a point where it can handle regular traffic again. The city is awaiting word from its consultants to determine if the repair will also be able to accommodate heavier traffic. Emanuels said eventually some additional work on piling and bracing may be required
after it’s reopened, to shore the bridge so its load rating meets the recently imposed 48-tonne limit recommended by its manufacturer. While doing testing Feb. 9, structural engineers found splits in two of the most significant trusses in the one-lane bridge that connects the east end of the Braid Industrial Park to Coquitlam’s United Boulevard. The City of New Westminster decided to keep the bridge closed to assess what repairs were needed. Emanuels said while the city
decides its next steps, it has given the go-ahead to a contractor to source material and equipment to repair the split truss and to redeck the bridge. Discussions are still taking place on whether or not to double up shifts to get the bridge reopened sooner. He said that decision is complicated by the need for daylight to do welding. The cost of replacing the decking is expected to be $30,000, which will be split with the City of Coquitlam.
Off-duty officer charged Charges have been approved against a Transit Police officer for a fight outside an Uptown New Westminster bar last fall. New Westminster police said Brian Lawson has been charged with assault causing bodily harm and assaulting a police officer. On Sept. 12, police received reports of a fight outside Moonraker’s Pub. When police arrived no one was observed fighting but one man was taken into custody. Lawson’s first appearance in New Westminster Provincial Court is set for March 6.
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A cash mob is forming in New Westminster and it’s set to descend on a Sapperton store March 2. Social media sites have been set up to entice people to show up that afternoon ready to spend $20 at a local business to be determined less than two days before it happens. “It’s promoting a community activity, it’s helping out local businesses and promoting shopping local and people getting to know their local shops rather than going to the big box stores,” said Heather Corbett, who has an event planning business. Cash mobs began in the United States in 2011, and there are conflicting reports on whether it started in Buffalo or Cleveland. They are a variation of the flash mobs created in 2003 that saw activities, such as dancing by large groups, happen on short notice through the magic of social media. Corbett said New Westminster Chamber of Commerce executive director Cori-Lyn Germiquet brought the idea to her. “She thought it would be a good thing to happen in New
Heather Corbett is organizing New Westminster’s first cash mob for March 2 when participants will descend upon a Sapperton business where everyone will spend at least $20 in support of local shops in the city.
Westminster, but rather than “Everyone I spoke to about having the chamber or any it was excited about it,” said business-oriented groups taking Corbett. it on, it would be better to do Participants will gather at it on a more local, grassroots Sapperton Plaza, between level,” said Corbett. Knox Presbyterian Church and “I’m an event planner and Starbucks on East Columbia would like to grow my business Street, at 3 p.m. before going so I volunteered shopping at the to take it on, with chosen store, which video-online] for now is being the support of the business community, kept secret. newwestnewsleader.com and getting the word “We’re trying out.” to build the When the inaugural New anticipation and excitement of West cash mob was announced the event up until the Thursday at a meeting of NEXT New before the event,” Corbett said. West, a local networking group, Once the shopping is done the earlier this month it got a good custom of other cash mobs is to response. hit a local eating establishment By the next day, the to continue the fun. event’s Facebook site, If it’s successful, Corbett CashMobNewWest, was envisions the event happening reporting it had 26 people about once every three months committed to going. or so because she feels doing it It’s also on Twitter at monthly would be too frequent. twitter.com/lonegrangerbnw CMNewWest.
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Things are clearly getting desperate for Lower Mainland mayors if they are seriously proposing a sales tax to help pay for public transportation in the region. The proposed TransLink sales tax would add up to 0.5 per cent on to taxes already charged for goods and services sold in Metro Vancouver. At five cents on every $10 spent, such a tax would be modest — so much so that most consumers likely wouldn’t notice it — yet it will generate $250 million in new revenue. The fact is, cost-efficient public transportation benefits everyone. It facilitates trade, eases automobile traffic, reduces the need for costly freeways and, unlike roads, it is a user-pay system. In that light, the proposed tax makes a lot of sense. It’s an investment in our economy. But any new tax is politically poisonous, especially a sales tax. Just ask Gordon Campbell or Brian Mulroney. So for Lower Mainland mayors to float this idea, you can be sure of one thing: They are out of ideas. Of the 12 current projects listed on Transport Canada’s website as receiving federal money, seven are for projects located in Toronto, totalling more than $1.6 billion. For all of B.C., the feds are contributing just $500 million, the bulk of that going to construction of the Evergreen Line from Burnaby to Coquitlam. No word on how a Surrey SkyTrain expansion will be funded. Metro Vancouver is not getting its fair share of federal transportation funding. We may have half the population of Toronto but we’re getting onethird the funding and our need is arguably greater. Before more taxes, it’s time for all levels of government to take responsibility for public transportation in the Lower Mainland. —Black Press
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B.C. gas boom is real, all right VICTORIA – Whether Christy Clark’s government survives the May election or not, the natural gas “Prosperity Fund” idea floated in last week’s throne speech is a useful one. B.C. is poised to join Alberta in the upper rank of energy producing jurisdictions, with an expanding network of natural gas collection, refining and processing into liquid (LNG) for export. Clark’s pre-election throne speech proposed a resource fund similar to Alberta’s Heritage Fund that would be reserved for debt reduction and major projects, rather than spent on programs, which tends to happen under the political pressure of four-year election cycles. Opposition politicians and media commentators have dismissed this as a pre-election stunt. They note that the LNG industry in B.C. doesn’t exist yet, and may never produce the hundreds of billions of dollars projected over the next 30 years. I returned for a visit to B.C.’s northeast earlier this month, and I can tell you the gas boom is real. My parents homesteaded
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key player in Japan’s replacement of its devastated nuclear power program. Spectra Energy, which operates one of North America’s biggest gas processing plants at Fort Nelson and has another one under construction nearby, has begun work on a third plant near Dawson Creek. Spectra and British Gas have also proposed the latest of several pipelines, to move all this gas to an LNG terminal at Prince Rupert. The Kitimat-Prince Rupert region now has at least five proposed terminals, with investors including Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil and state players from China and Korea. All this is happening as shale gas is developed across the United States as well. As with oil, Canada is a captive of the U.S. market, and the flood of new gas supply has the North American price at rock bottom. At least B.C. hopes it’s the bottom. Gas royalties passed forest income to the B.C. treasury many years ago, and now as the forest industry struggles to recover, the province faces tumbling revenues from gas.
Why would B.C.’s shale gas be seen as a priority for new global investment in LNG? For one thing, we’re a stable democratic country with a mature industry and competent regulation. Secondly, the shipping advantage of the Kitimat and Prince Rupert ports to the Pacific Rim has finally been recognized internationally, as coal, forest products, grain and container traffic has climbed in recent years. B.C. has another advantage that appears to be increasingly important. The shale gas deposits are deep, under a kilometre or more of solid rock, and most are in remote, sparsely inhabited locations. That adds cost to the pipeline system, but it has a benefit. At the beginning of the year I predicted that the international protest movement that dishonestly targets Alberta oil would soon turn to demonizing natural gas. That pseudo-scientific attack has begun, right here in B.C. I’ll have more on that in a subsequent column.
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Real estate investment not serving greater good Re: City seeks to protect rental housing (NewsLeader, Feb. 8) While New Westminster city council’s motive may be true, legislating things like a strata’s right to restrict rental of condo units will not solve the problem of inadequate availability of rental housing. What that will encourage is more wealthy investors to purchase multiple units so they can rent them out and profit, thereby driving up the cost of condos and once again excluding young families from being able to afford to own a condo. As a result, it will increase the number of renters. It’s a vicious cycle, a Catch-22, something not addressed in council’s efforts. The biggest single problem in Vancouver and North America is that it is housing-for-profit. Some wealthy individuals own multiple and even dozens of units, driving others out from home ownership by bidding up the prices. Some offshore investors own many condos and homes here but are only allowed one by law in their country of birth. There are certain elements of society where for-profit is in direct conflict of interest with the citizen. A real estate investor wishing to maximize profits can be in direct conflict with someone who wants a nice home. Until larger elements of the problem are addressed, attempts by city councils to micromanage rental and real estate markets will fail. Renko Styranka New Westminster
Let the Gas Works buiLdinG Go I have called both the province and the city several times over the past few years about the lack of progress with the development of the Gas Works site on Twelfth Street. The city’s website has not updated any information about this former industrial site since 2009. My understanding is that the province is not willing to undertake decontamination of the site if the city insists on keeping the crumbling, red brick building because it will be too costly. Many years
ago when the community was consulted, they opted to keep the building. Perhaps if the community had known that the development of the site would come to a complete standstill if they chose to keep the building they would forgo it and allow the site to revitalize the lower Twelfth Street area. Why let this eyesore stand in the way of progress? The transformation of the Gas Works site will be the catalyst that this area needs. The city needs to let the community know about the situation and have another questionnaire. C. Chandler New Westminster
Why not Let us meter our poWer? Re: Tests show smart meters accurate: Hydro (NewsLeader, Feb. 15) This story reminded me of a story written by Heinrich Boll (winner of Nobel Prize for Literature in 1972). In this story (Balek Scales), a prominent family owned the only weight scale in the village and, by law, no one else was permitted to own a scale (the family had influence with government, you see). For many years, all commerce in town was done using this scale only. One day, just by incident, a young boy was left unattended near the scale, giving him an opportunity to make a test measure and confirm what everyone suspected: The scales were inaccurate in the owner’s favour. Imagine people’s anger and outrage and indignation! Only forceful intervention by local authorities prevented a full-blown revolt. Fortunately, in B.C. we are allowed to own our scales and we can buy a pound of apples and check if we got all 454 grams. We are allowed also to own a tape measure and we can confirm the sheet of plywood we bought is indeed four feet by eight feet. But why in B.C. doe we have a situation just like that medieval village? Only the company (in this case BC Hydro) owns all metering devices which measure how much product (power) they sell to a customer.
Why can’t we, BC Hydro customers, buy and use our own meters to double-check how much power we consume and if we are billed correctly? Good question, is it not? Technically, it is not impossible to provide each BC Hydro customer with opportunity to own and use their own meter. For example, one meter can be placed in the distribution panel for the whole house. Or individual meters can be located at every electrical outlet and lightswitch to measure power consumed by devices connected through that outlet, or operated through that switch. Or course, these “personal” meters will be much smaller than the standard smart meters, eventually so tiny as to fit inside a power outlet. As an added bonus, all these meters can have a wireless link to the customer’s computer, which will provide them with more detailed and valuable information about their power usage (like how much it cost to operate an oven or a frige, etc.) than the “smart meters” ever will. Vladimir Krasnogor New Westminster
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Man sentenced to manslaughter A New Westminster man has been sentenced to seven years for manslaughter in connection with a homicide at the Royal Towers apartments on Sixth Street more than two years ago. Douglas Edward Sumner, 34, pleaded guilty in October to killing 23-yearold David Michael MacAulay of Sherbrooke, Que., on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, and was sentenced in New Westminster Provincial Court on Wednesday. At the time, New Westminster police said they received a medical distress call and found a man dead in an apartment. An Integrated Homicide Investigation Team spokesman said
the two men knew each other and were involved in a dispute and that MacAulay was wanted on a warrant for assault in the Sherbrooke area. Sumner has been given credit for time served, and according to court records he has four years and three months remaining in his sentence.
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Quay lights winners The Tiffany Shores complex won the best overall title in the 2012 Light Up The Quay contest when the awards were handed out at the River Market on Jan. 30. The other end of the spectrum saw the
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Heart condition prompts Bell’s retirement Tom Fletcher Black Press
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Strategies for the structure that is more than 50 years old include investing in alternative infrastructure, adjusting the parking rates charged, and demolishing half the parkade within five years while maintaing the remaining half until about 2030. “You can’t fully get rid of (the parkade) but certainly there are a number of things you can do to make it a lot more comfortable and a lot more esthetically pleasing,” said Coté in an interview. Getting rid of any or all of the parkade is something the BIA has opposed for a long time. Allison said where there are parking shortages it’s possible to adjust the pricing mechanisms to ensure there are
CHOiCequotes Jonathan Coté, city councillor You can’t fully get rid of (the parkade) but certainly there are a number of things you can do to make it a lot more comfortable and a lot more esthetically pleasing.
enough spaces available. “We don’t want to provide too much or to provide too little,” said Allison. He pointed out the Downtown’s dependence on the parkade could be reduced by the addition of parking in new developments. Some parking is already underused at the Plaza 88 complex and at Douglas College, he said, and more will become available when the Anvil Centre and Merchant Square office building are completed. “There’s a surprising amount of space there when
development happens,” said Allison. Allison said lots of parking doesn’t necessarily translate into a booming business district. He pointed out Vancouver’s Robson Street and Commercial Drive thrive because they are attractive, dynamic retail areas and not because there’s plenty of parking. The consultants and city staff will incorporate the feedback from the open house to make a presentation to council. A final report is scheduled to be done by April. twitter.com/lonegrangerbnw
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It worked. The next day, dozens of students were outfitted with the discount shirts, but even better, hundreds of students showed up wearing their own pink clothes, some from head to toe. The bullies were reportedly never heard from again. This year, Feb. 27 is Pink Shirt Day in B.C. and other parts of Canada, an annual anti-bullying event that started after the now-famous 2007 “sea of pink” campaign. The need for awareness and action against bullying remains as strong as ever say those involved in the pink event, including local radio station CKNW, Black Press, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver, and London Drugs, where people can buy the official pink shirts for 2013. “Awareness of what bullying is and understanding that it hurts is important,” says Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver president and CEO Carolyn Tuckwell. “It isn’t just a rite of passage. It doesn’t have to happen. And it’s relevant to everyone, whether in school, after school or in the workplace.” According to www.bullyingcanada. ca, as many as 25 per cent of children in Grades 4 to 6 have been bullied and approximately one in 10 children have bullied others,
while a 2004 study published in the Medical Journal of Pediatrics found that about one in seven Canadian children aged 11 to 16 are victims of bullying.
Pink Shirt Day is Wednesday Feb 27th It is important to recognize what bullying is, and that it happens in many forms – verbally, socially, physically and online (cyber bullying), says Tuckwell. “By wearing pink, people show they’re making that commitment, to not let bullying happen,” she says. Tuckwell and others emphasize that the pink shirt is secondary to raising awareness about bullying and getting people involved. B.C. is no stranger to tragedy related to bullying. From Surrey’s 14-year-old Hamed Nastoh, who jumped off the Patullo Bridge and killed himself after leaving a note behind blaming the constant bullying he endured at school, to Mission’s Dawn-Marie Wesley, 14, who committed suicide by hanging
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herself after relentless bullying, to Port Coquitlam’s Amanda Todd, 15, who killed herself after posting a video on YouTube talking about her experiences with cyber bullying, there are countless told and untold stories that remain horrific. The provincial government has taken steps to address bullying in recent years, including a Ministry of Education resource brochure for parents in 14 languages that can be found online at www. bced.gov.bc.ca/sco. Net proceeds benefit the CKNW Orphans Fund in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Coast BC. The Boys and Girls Clubs offer programs that foster self-esteem, social engagement, academic success, inclusion, acceptance, respect for self and others, and connection to community. The CKNW Orphans Fund is committed to enhancing the lives of children with physical, mental and social challenges living in BC communities. The fund includes children who are bullied under the scope of the fund’s work, because these children will need extra support for their development.
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Senior girls, boys Hyack hoop hopes dashed The New Westminster Hyacks streak of reaching the provincial AAA senior girls high school basketball championships came to an abrupt halt Friday. The Hyacks had been to four consecutive provincial championships and nine in 11 years, but they won’t be going there in 2013. Vancouver’s Churchill Bulldogs defeated New Westminster 66-46 in a wildcard playoff game played Friday at Byrne Creek secondary. With the win, the Bulldogs reached the Lower Mainland qualifying tournament known as the Crehan Cup, while the Hyacks played their final game of the season. New West was hampered in the playoffs without star senior guard Meriam Ali who had suffered a knee injury. Throughout the season Ali had been consistently the Hyacks top scorer rarely finishing with less than 20 points per game.
The loss also marked the final game for seniors Izabelle Datayan, Camille Sangalang and Halima Ali.
Rebels eliminate New West boys The Hyack senior boys squad also saw their provincial hopes dashed when they lost 89-76 to the Burnaby South Rebels in the third place game of the Burnaby/New Westminster league playoffs at Byrne Creek secondary Friday. In the final, the Burnaby Mountain Lions defeated the Byrne Creek Bulldogs 85-72. Both of those teams along with South advanced to the Lower Mainland qualifying tournament.
Clan women split The Simon Fraser University women’s basketball squad pulled out a 61-55 victory over the hometown Montana State University-Billings
Yellowjackets on Saturday. The win came two days after beginning their road trip with a 70-60 loss to the Seattle Pacific University Falcons. New Westminster’s Kia van Laare did not register a point in either game failing to connect on all five shots she took. Van Laare, however, did manage to come up with three rebounds in 12 minutes of play against the Yellowjackets. van laaRe Last week’s split left the Clan with an 11-3 record in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference and 18-4 overall. They will finish off the season by playing host to the Central Washington Wildcats on Thursday, and the Northwest Nazarene Crusaders on Saturday in the West Gym with tip off for both games at 7 p.m.
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Dix promises review of pay parking at hospitals Complaints continue of ‘cash grab’ by health authorities
CHOICEquotes Adrian Dix, NDP leader If you’re going to say no to that revenue then you have to find other revenues. It’s not as easy as saying ‘I’d like people to park for free.’
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NDP leader Adrian Dix is promising to examine whether the policy of charging patients and visitors to park at Lower Mainland hospitals is appropriate. But he’s not guaranteeing an NDP government would handle the pay parking issue any differently and says the province can’t simply give up the money that’s generated. “I take it seriously and I’m going to review it,” Dix told Black Press in an interview. “But you have to find the revenue. It’s not very much, but you still have to find it.” The Fraser and Vancouver Coastal health authorities took in $19 million from parking fees in 2011 – less than one per cent of their combined budgets. “If you’re going to say no to that revenue then you have to find other revenues,” Dix said. “It’s not as easy as saying ‘I’d like people to park for free.’” The cost of paying
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told CTV last month it was difficult for health authorities to absorb parking costs and the current system was unlikely to change. The Canadian Medical Association Journal in 2011 argued pay parking amounts to an unfair user fee that can disrupt patient care. It said parking charges should be waived at least for patients as they add avoidable stress and may cause some to abruptly end a consultation to feed a meter and avoid fines. Dix said there are arguments for dropping the fees or altering the structure, but added rural B.C. residents “face more dramatic issues” because of the centralization of hospital services in more distant centres. Fraser Health spokesman Roy Thorpe-Dorward said about a third of the parking fee revenue collected goes to providing parking services – paving, lighting, security and management fees to a pay parking firm like Impark.
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Port Mann Bridge tear-down underway Sweepers for overhead cables being installed on new bridge Jeff Nagel Black Press
While contractors are now installing a fix to keep more ice from falling from the new Port Mann Bridge’s overhead cables, other crews have begun dismantling the old bridge. Transportation Investment Corp. spokesman Max Logan said bridge contractors – at their own expense – designed and made cable sweepers that are being installed on all 152 cables that cross over top of the new bridge’s traffic lanes. If there’s a repeat of the wintry conditions that caused a build-up of overhead snow to fall and pummel vehicles below, a lane will be closed and a truck will winch each sweeper up and down its cable to clear any
ice. The gadgets are about two feet long and consist of wheels, scrapers and brushes. “We’re confident we’re not going to see a repeat of the circumstances we saw on Dec. 19,” Logan said, referring to the incident where more than 250 vehicles were reported damaged by falling ice and Transportation Minister Mary Polak ordered a quick retrofit. By next winter, Logan said, the bridge should have four winches located near the top of each of the bridge’s towers that can be used to remotely hoist the sweepers up and down their cables without the need for lane closures. Also being tested are highly water-repellent hydrophobic coatings that are to be applied to the cables so falling snow is more likely to fall off right away. A further backup
Now that the new Port Mann Bridge is in service, work has begun to dismantle the old bridge, a process that is expected to take 12-18 months.
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Meanwhile, work is also underway on the old Port Mann Bridge, where workers have begun pulling up the asphalt on the Coquitlam approach. It’s the first phase of bridge deconstruction that will then shift to the Surrey approach and finally the main bridge span in between. “That work has been underway for several weeks now,” Logan said.
In each zone, crews will remove the asphalt and then the underlying concrete bridge deck, followed by the underpinning steel girders and, finally, the support columns. Eight of the 10 lanes of the new bridge have been in use since it officially opened in early December and the remaining two lanes won’t open until later this year.
The old bridge’s approaches are being dismantled first because they overlap with the approach access for the final two lanes. “We remove the old approaches and then we’re able to begin the process to finish the final two lanes,” Logan said. He predicts the complete removal of the old Port Mann will take 12 to 18 months. “It will likely be sometime in 2014 before the final bits of the old orange arch disappear and the footings of the bridge are removed as well.” Kiewit/Flatiron is responsible for recycling the steel and other components of the old bridge, and Logan expected the asphalt deck surface may be recycled into other road work underway in the region, such as the new South Fraser Perimeter Road.
Base tolls for unregistered cars double to $3 in March More than 640,000 vehicles have now registered with the TReO electronic tolling system for the new Port Mann Bridge. Project spokesman Max Logan said signups have increased to at least 1,000 more a day as the Feb. 28 deadline nears for motorists to extend the $1.50 introductory toll discount until December. Those who don’t sign up by then will see their tolls double to $3 per crossing next month. And if they fail to pay the toll within seven days of crossing, an invoice must be mailed out and a licence plate processing fee of $2.30 will be added. That processing fee had been waived for the first 90 days since the bridge opened in early December.
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353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
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
Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-782-9108 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com
639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES
• DIFFICULTY SELLING ? •
Coquitlam, Oxford St 2 bdrm g/l ste sh w/d, priv ent, NP/NS $1100/mo. Avail Mar/Apr. 604-945-4151
Difﬁculty Making Payments? No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663
APARTMENT/CONDO Bright 2 bdrm apt. Large 2 br located in a Central Coq Co-op. $810/mo. No subsidy. Close to transit, schools, and shopping.
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
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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
NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com
Coquitlam 996sf 2bdrm 2bath strg same flr carpet/wood, prkg cls to Coq Ctr Doug College elem schl NP/NS $1236 Mar 1. 604-941-3259
SHIH TZU Tiny Toy Poodle X pups, vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed. M $400, F $450. 604-866-4467.
1 Bedrooms available near Lougheed Mall and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Refs required.
YORKIE, miniature, p/b female, beautiful, 8 weeks old, $1000. Call 604-316-7775
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821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
2008 VW GOLF City, 5 spd manual, silver, 85,000k. a/c, p/w, $6250/firm (604)538-9257
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PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.
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EXCEL ROOFING LTD. All kinds of roofing work. New Roof, Reroof, Repairs. Free est. (778)878-2617
FIVE STAR ROOFING All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. (604)961-7505, 278-0375
PATRICK’S RUBBISH REMOVAL *Landscape *Trimming *Yard Clean *Const. Clean. *ANYTHING!!! 1 Ton Truck. Call Patrick for Prompt Quality Service @ 604-808-1652.
Hauling Anything.. But Dead Bodies!! 20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !
604.220.JUNK(5865) 10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005
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SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.
*NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET* Pillow Top in Plastic. Mfr. Warranty Must Sell $200 ~ 604-484-0379
BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOGS, pure bred at Diesel Kennel, 3 male, $1500. each. Call (604)869-5073 BORDER COLLIE X, born Dec 5th, ranch raised, getting lots of atten. $350. Carol 604-316-4668 or email: email@example.com Boxer pups, ckc reg, vet ch. 2m, 1 flashy fawn, 1 brindle, born Jan 23, rep. breeder1-604-794-3786, l/m CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
REAL ESTATE 627
WE BUY HOUSES Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We Will Buy Your House, Quick Cash & Private! Mortgage Too High & House Won’t Sell? Can’t Make Payments? We Lease Your House, Make Your Payments & Buy It Later!
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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
New West. Crown Manor
430 – 9th Street. 1 bdrm apart, on site laundry, 1 parking spot. Close to shops, all amens, great loc. Heat & hot water incl. $775/m. 604-451-6676
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AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
Spacious & clean 1 & 2 bdrms avail. From $750 - $1020/mo. No pets.
STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca
HERD Dispersal $15,000 - 50 Saanen/LaMancha/Alpine does. Also many kids from April to June 2012 for sale. Prefer selling as a herd but will sell individually/consider trade for meat goats. 604-864-8888
• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331
THE ONE, THE ONLY authorized Harley-Davidson technician training program in all of Canada. You’ll work on all types of HD bikes. Quality instruction and state-of-theart training aids. GPRC Fairview Campus, Fairview Alberta. 1 - 8 8 8 - 9 9 9 - 7 8 8 2 ; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.
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PORT COQUITLAM 3 bdrm totally reno’d ste, 2 bath, NP/NS. Sh ldry. $1600/mo. Mar 1. 604-250-7040
BURNABY, Linden Glen Apts. 7052 Linden Ave. Spacious & bright 1 & 2/bdrms. Incl heat & HW. Near Highgate. Cats ok. (604)540-2028
NEW WEST - 1 Bdrm bsmt suite ns/np, no drugs. $700/mo incl utils. Avail March 1st. (604)522-4470.
ITALIAN MASTIFF(Cane Corso) P/B blues, ready to go, 1st shots, tails/dew claws done. Ultimate family guardian $800 (604)308-5665
PRESA CANARIO P/B UKC, fawn Both parents approx 150 lbs. $950. Call 604-302-2357
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. NEW WEST: reno’d 1 Bdrm with loft, deck nr skytrain, NP/NS refs. Mar 1. $800. Rave 604-946-7194 PORT COQUITLAM newly reno’d 2 bdrm corner ste in quiet bldg. Onsite card lndry. Cls to amens, WCE, bus. $960 heat/htwr incl. Avail now. Cat neg. Ph: (604)942-4740
NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT Wendeb Properties, 108-1025 St Andrews, New Westminster, BC, V3M 1W4. Bikes currently stored at 1025 St Andrews St, New West will be sold on or after 30 days of this notice unless registered owner Nathan Basic takes possession, establishes a right to possession or makes application to the court to establish the right.
PORT MOODY 180o Views of Mountains & Water New exec. 1250 sqft, 2 bd condo on 27th flr. Unobstructed views. 6 s/s appls. W/D. 2 prkg, storage. Rec center. $1950. NS/NP. Refs/credit chk req. Avail Imm. 604-355-8932
ROOMS FOR RENT
POCO - furnished bdrm. shr’d kit. & living area. Quiet house. No Smoke $400/mo. incls. lndry. 604.941.2959
Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402
A20 NewsLeader Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Meet Alicia Worobec
New Westminster Kin’s Green Fighter
March 9, 2013
2pm to 4pm at Royal City Centre Alicia will be completing her first in-store challenge by collecting pledges for the Canadian Cancer Society, and distributing samples and free balloons!
Meet Alicia’s opponents and follow their progress at www.kinsgreenfighters.com!
#kinsgreenfighters Healthy & Delicious
Blueberries (1 pint)
Fresh & Nutritious
Zeal Cara Cara Oranges
Sweet, Juicy & Extra Large
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Prices effective: February 20th to February 24th, 2013 *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: HR@kinsfarmmarket.com