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A local dance troupe is staging debut of new dance style Saturday at The Columbia. See page A3

City to axe fees for rental housing Chris Bryan

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Tracey Opheim shows off the reply letter she received from St. James’s Palace after she sent an invitation to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge inviting them to New Westminster in 2014 to unveil the Wait for me Daddy statue that is to be erected in Hyack Square.

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Tracey Opheim wants to put the Royal back into the Royal City. So she’s invited the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to visit New Westminster in 2014, the year after the birth of their first child, to unveil the planned statue commemorating the famous “Wait For Me Daddy” wartime photo that is to be erected in Hyack Square. The reply, on crisp white stationery with the red crest of St. James’s Palace at the top, has given her a sliver of hope it could happen.

Or at least the encouragement that proper channels may pick up her flight of fancy and draft an official invitation. The last time members of the Royal Family visited New Westminster was 1983, when Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip stopped by at the end of a tour of the West Coast of the United States. Opheim is no stranger to corresponding with the Royals. She’s authored letters of congratulations to various members of the family when they’ve achieved milestones or did something she admired ever

since she was first captivated by Princess Diana in the early 1980s. The replies, from various assistants and secretaries, fill a scrapbook. She’s even managed personal encounters on a few occasions, during Expo 86, the visit of Prince Charles, and his sons Harry and William, to Burnaby and Vancouver in 1998 and a private moment in the same hallway with Queen Elizabeth as she departed GM Place after dropping the puck before a Canucks game. “It’s nice to be able to get that close,” says Opheim, who was at the

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arena that night to work in one of the private suites. Her invitation to Prince William and Kate Middleton started out as well wishes on the announcement of their royal pregnancy, but, she says, she thought that was “too boring.” She remembered reading about the “Wait For Me Daddy” photo in the NewsLeader, so she did a little research and shared that in her letter, as well as her own affection for New Westminster’s charms. “I was hoping to make it a little more interesting,” says Opheim. Please see ROYAL, A3

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The City of New Westminster is considering chopping building permit fees in half for non-profit and secured market rental housing as one step to promoting housing affordability. The city’s draft Secured Market Rental Housing Policy, presented to city council in February, recommends reducing building permit fees 50 per cent for projects guaranteed as rental for 30 years. A staff report suggests taking it one step further to include non-profit housing. It cites the city’s Affordable Housing Strategy which encourages the city to use “financial tools and incentives to facilitate the development of nonprofit housing.” The city estimates one or two secured market rental housing developments may be approved in a given year, and that the loss of revenue to the city would be between $30,000 and $50,000 per project. It only anticipates a non-profit housing proposal every few years, and an estimated revenue loss of $10,000 to $20,000 in each case.


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CITYPAGE YOUTH FIREFIGHTER PROGRAM 2013 The Youth Firefighter Program is a condensed Fire Academy for Grades 11 and 12 New Westminster youth interested in learning more about a career in firefighting . The 2013 program will include first aid training, auto extrication, fire science, fire safety, extinguisher training and live firefighting. Application process: • Application deadline: April 19, 2013 • Interview dates: May 6 - May 10 • Successful applicants announced: May 13 The 5 day program starts on July 2nd and ends with a Live Fire session at the JIBC on July 6th. Find the application at www.newwestcity.ca/fire under Community Events and News.

NEW WESTMINSTER IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE SURVEY If you moved to Canada between 2006 and 2013 and live in New Westminster, then we would like to hear from YOU. The City of New Westminster’s Multiculturalism Advisory Committee has prepared an important survey which asks a number of questions about your experiences (both good and bad) in living in and being part of New Westminster. The survey results will be used to improve programs and services for new immigrants and refugees. They will also be used to create a more welcoming community in New Westminster. To complete the online survey, please use the link below. To receive a paper copy or to drop-off the survey, please go to Centennial Community Centre (65 East Sixth Avenue), City Hall (511 Royal Avenue) or the Public Library (716 Sixth Avenue). The deadline is April 30, 2013. www.surveymonkey.com/s/CNW_ImmigrantRefugeeSurvey For more information, contact John Stark, Senior Social Planner, 604-515-3777.

LITFEST NEW WEST 2013 LAUNCH EVENT LitFest New West 2013 will be launched at a special event at the New Westminster Public Library on Friday, April 12 at 6:30 pm. The highlight of the evening will be a presentation by some of the Remarkable Royal City Women who authored or were featured in the new book Grace, Grit and Gusto. They will talk about the book, how it came about and their experiences interviewing or being interviewed. The book recognizes New Westminster women, past and present, who have made significant contributions to their city, province and country. A reception for the opening of LitFest will follow. Pre-registration is appreciated by calling 604-527-4667. LitFest New West takes place April 13, 2013 at Douglas College. Presented by the Arts Council of New Westminster, and co-sponsored by Douglas College and the New Westminster Public Library, this premier literary festival offers writing workshops, poetry readings, a marketplace, book signings by authors, and a literary showcase. For more information, go to artscouncilnewwest.org.

The City of New Westminster and New Westminster Community Policing Committee (NWCPC) have partnered together to offer residents an opportunity to come together and talk about their neighbourhood safety. The Safe Neighbourhood Grant aims to encourage local residents and merchants to participate in community safety and livability by hosting neighbourhood safety meetings and events. These safety meetings or events are used as a forum to talk about crime prevention, whereby police staff or volunteers would like to attend and talk to your group or host an information booth.

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2013 RESIDENTIAL WATER, SEWER AND SOLID WASTE CHARGES DUE DATE: MONDAY – MAY 6, 2013 2013 Residential Water, Sewer and Solid Waste bills have been mailed to the registered owners of Single Detached Dwellings. If you have not received your Residential Water, Sewer and Solid Waste bill please contact the Taxes and Utilities Department at City Hall at 604527-4555 or 604-527-4550. New owners of single detached dwellings who have not received their bill in the mail are advised to contact the Taxes and Utilities Department. Accounts paid in full on or before May 6, 2013 are eligible for a 5% prompt payment discount. Accounts unpaid after May 6, 2013 are not eligible for the 5% discount and may be subject to transfer to property taxes if still unpaid at December 31, 2013. Various payment options are provided for your convenience: • By mail or in person at City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue, V3L 1H9 • Cheques post-dated to the May 6th discount date are welcome • INTERAC Bank Debit Card at City Hall • After-hours payment into “City Hall Mail” located at the north entrance to City Hall • At any chartered bank and most trust companies and credit unions • By tele-banking or internet-banking service through your financial institution • At automated banking machines • At authorized agent: Royal City Drugs | 708 – Sixth Street • At the Queensborough Community Centre Credit cards are NOT accepted for the payment of Utility bills Seniors Living Alone: If you have received your bill, you may qualify for a waiver of 25% of the flat rate charges if you meet ALL of the following requirements: 1. 65 years of age or over, and 2. Living alone (one person only) in the single family residence, and 3. A registered owner of the property. If you meet all of the above requirements and your flat rate utility bill does not already include a reduction described as “Senior Waiver” please call the Taxes and Utilities Department for assistance. For further information, call the Taxes and Utilities Department at City Hall at 604-527-4555 or 604-527-4550.

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New dance style debuts Saturday Silhouesque a fusion of classic burlesque, tango, salsa and showy Broadway cabaret perched on stiletto heels Mario Bartel

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New Westminster the new Quartier Pigalle? The Columbia Theatre the new Moulin Rouge? It could happen if the saucy new dance style created by Lana Friesen, which will get its world debut this Saturday at the venerable old theatre on Columbia Street, catches fire. Just as the cabaret in the old Parisien windmill gave the world the can-can, Friesen hopes the history books will write the Columbia as the birthplace of Silhouesque, a fusion of classic burlesque, sassy tango, sexy salsa and showy Broadway cabaret perched on stiletto heels and wrapped in feather boas. Oh, and there’s also a dancing dog. Friesen, an instructor, choreographer and the director of Joy of Dance Productions who has staged burlesque reviews at the Columbia previously, says Silhouesque is an evolution of the bawdy celebration of the female form that was popularized by Vaudeville in the early 20th century. And it’s not just for women. Her troupe also features some genderbending dancers.

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Michelle Miko and Lana Friesen preview a Silhouesque dance move on Columbia Street. Friesen will debut the new dance style at a revue Saturday at the Columbia Theatre.

“This is more about the dance,� says Friesen. “It empowers everyone who is involved.� For Michelle “Minx the Sphinx Malone� Miko, one of the dancers, strapping on a rhinestoned corset and pulling on high heel boots over her lace stockings represents the polar opposite of the tomboy tendencies of her youth. “I love to play dress up,� says Miko, a server by day. “You get to hide behind your persona.�

The slinky costumes and high kicks may seem risquĂŠ, but says Miko, her 85-year-old grandmother is her greatest fan and never misses a show. “We’re risquĂŠ, but in a PG sense.â€? They’re also inclusive. Friesen says her dancers are all shapes, sizes, ages and skill levels. “We’re telling a story of support,â€? says Friesen, who’s been working on the show since November. Also on the marquee will be

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Which is exactly what the reply from St. James’s Palace remarked upon. “Their Royal Highnesses are most grateful to you for bringing their attention to the charming photograph, “Wait For Me Daddy,� says the letter. “It is a truly touching image and only fitting that it should be immortalized in a statue.� If the Duke and Duchess do visit New Westminster next year, Opheim C

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performances by Glamourati, Harbour Dance Centre’s Endangered, the Liana Dancers, as well as comedy by Toby Hargrave. Partial proceeds from the evening will benefit the Last Door Recovery Society. • For more information about SophistiquÊ, A Silhouesque SoirÊe, including a link to buy tickets to this licensed show, go to www.silhouesque. ca.

City a finalist in Green City Awards The City of New Westminster has been named a finalist in the Green City Awards, which recognizes leaders across North America that successfully communicate and promote city recycling programs and initiatives to residents. New Westminster was recognized in the small city category. What separates award nominees from finalists

are creativity in delivering promotional campaigns and results achieved. Two initiatives that got New West noticed were a student colouring contest that displayed winning recycling posters on the sides of city trucks and promotional grocery dividers displayed in local supermarkets. “Our goal is to educate our residents and help them

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Soft opening of expanded community centre next month The expanded Queensborough Community Centre is expected to re-open in May, and the city is considering a two-day special grand re-opening event on Friday, June 7 and Sunday, June 9. The project is funded in part through $6.2 million in Development Assistance Compensation from the province, B.C. Lottery Corporation and Starlight Casino in return for hosting the casino in Queensborough. The

total project value is estimated at $7.6 million. The expansion will effectively double the size of the community centre, to 27,852 square feet, and will add a licensed daycare, an expanded fitness centre, multi-purpose rooms, police offices and New Westminster’s first library “branch.” Ground breaking for the project was in spring of 2011. Since that time, many of the community centre’s usual

offerings have been moved to offsite locations such as Queen Elizabeth elementary and Queensborough Middle School. A “soft opening” of the expanded community centre is expected in May “with limited service offerings,” states a staff report to city council. On June 7 the city is considering hosting a gala to recognize key contributors and stakeholders in the project, followed by an afternoon public open house on Sunday, June 9.

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Politicians on all sides of the provincial House are busy campaigning for the May 14 election, even though the official election period does not begin until late this month. Meanwhile, over in Victoria, at least one office hasn’t turned out the lights while waiting for voters’ decision. The office of the auditor-general, which until late May is under the auspices of outgoing auditor-general John Doyle, is working harder than ever to let B.C. residents know how well or poorly government agencies have been spending their tax dollars. In recent weeks, Doyle has issued reports on carbon credits, the process used to select SkyTrain for the Evergreen Line transit extension, governance of school districts, the air ambulance service and financial management within the legislature. His office has also done a follow-up report, looking at a number of past audits and seeing how various organizations are doing in meeting auditor-general recommendations. Doyle’s office is doing so much right now because he wants to have outstanding matters cleared off his desk, as he returns to his native Australia to take a similar job in Victoria. However, his look at so many areas of government spending is commendable, for it highlights a very important part of governance that is frequently ignored by politicians, commentators and the public. Politicians promise new programs, and certain groups and individuals apply pressure for these programs. But when they are put in place, is the money used to run them spent wisely? We all pay a lot of taxes. Many of the programs which government runs are reasonably efficient, but others are not. The auditor-general is looking out for taxpayers. Whether anyone else is remains to be seen. —Black Press

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It’s still easy being Green VICTORIA –This is the first of a series of policy commentaries on the four main parties contesting the 2013 B.C. election. I’m starting with the B.C. Green Party, which has higher than usual hopes for the 2013 election. It was also the first to put out a substantial policy document, albeit one that is still being debated and altered. Green Book 2013 continues the Utopian positions that only a party with no chance of forming a government has the luxury to put forward. For example, they would double the area of parks in B.C., but take 100 years to do it. Immediately, they would almost double the carbon tax, taking it from seven to 12 cents on a litre of gasoline. Greens would extend this steeply increased carbon tax to industries such as natural gas and cement production. Leader Jane Sterk told me she expects cement producers and the like to adapt, rather than shut down as their competitive position erodes. And what about the extra

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billions in carbon tax revenues? Sterk says most should continue to go to income tax reductions, as is now the case, because the purpose is to change consumption patterns, not to increase overall tax revenue. Most, but not all. “We think there is an argument to be made for putting, for a period of time, the increased revenue from the carbon tax into creating the infrastructure that allows people to benefit from a carbon tax,” Sterk said. That means transit, and potentially retrofits of homes and other buildings as well. Tax increase aside, this is essentially the NDP position too. The Greens emphasize wind and geothermal power. Sterk faces the awkward task of arguing against hydroelectric expansion.

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A Green government would cancel the Site C dam project on the Peace River. Sterk says it would only serve as a subsidy to liquefied natural gas exports, which she doesn’t believe materialize as international competitors develop. The Greens’ star candidate, University of Victoria climate scientist Andrew Weaver, agrees. Both point to vast reserves of Russian gas that may well get to Asia more quickly and cheaply. Sterk said the 35,000 existing gas wells in northern B.C. “are not going to be shut down.” Actually, in the absence of LNG exports, that is exactly what would happen to many of them. The U.S. has its own shale gas supplies, and is B.C.’s only current export customer. Converting transport trucks and BC Ferries to LNG fuel isn’t going to maintain the vast industry blooming in northern B.C. The official Green Party position is to place a moratorium on B.C. gas drilling while a comprehensive water use policy is developed. Current innovations

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such as reusing municipal wastewater are ignored. The Green platform also demands disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, which the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission has already done. If one were to design a selffulfilling prophecy that B.C.’s LNG project is doomed to fail, the Green Party platform would be a good place to start. Reading through Green Book 2013, I’m left with the impression that much of it remains calculated as a soothing message for urban voters who have been convinced it’s courageous to drive their cars down to an anti-tanker protest. If Weaver, Sterk or any other Greens get elected, it will be surfing a wave of protest votes from people weary of the B.C. Liberals and the NDP. It will not be due to the practicality or even internal consistency of their polices. It’s still easy being Green. Tom Fletcher is a legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press.

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Union-driven agenda harming education Re: Happy to pay a little more for public education (Column, NewsLeader, April 5) Getting by on less money than “ever before”? You are drinking the union’s Kool-Aid, Mr. Bryan. For example, New West’s money troubles are a result of incompetence and mismanagement, not BC Liberal funding cuts. There is also no correlation between class size and student achievement. Google “Class Size Doesn’t Matter” and read for yourself. What matters are frequent teacher feedback, the use of data to guide instruction, highdosage tutoring, increased instructional time and high expectations. Basically our schools fail on most of those points today, and the union-driven agenda actually works against these aims, with no report cards last year, easy marks, and pro-D days that just become another holiday. Trevor Townsend —online comment newwestnewsleader.com

WHAT TO DO WHEN BUBBLE BURSTS? Re: Home ownership still possible for most (Letters, NewsLeader, April 5) Benj List’s thoughtful comments in response to my letter reflect the many views regarding the state of Canadian real estate. My issue is limited to the affordability of housing for Canadian families. To that end I’ve provided a perspective of what I feel has been impacting affordability. I do not challenge the primacy of free markets. Nor do I think foreign ownership of Canadian real estate is a bad thing. What I am saying is that the many elements which appear to be restricting instead of expanding the Canadian family’s ability to afford to buy a home should be discussed. Lack of affordability is a significant concern for many, most notably by those in the mortgage industry. In response, that same industry has managed to keep interest rates extremely low, as Mr. List

observes. Steadily declining interest rates have been a fact of financial life for several decades and point to a fundamental failure of the “reward” element of the system. In other words, the incentive for traditional savers—a decent interest rate—is simply not there anymore: just ask pensioners trying to live off the interest from their savings. In its absence, people pursue alternatives to realize a gain: hence, the speculation we’ve witnessed in the equity markets and real estate. Mr. List is correct in identifying low interest rates as one factor driving real estate prices up. But where we take different roads is thus: my contention is that low interest returns have served as the catalyst in driving savers into more speculative activities, while he advances the position that prices have risen “mainly” because of low mortgage rates. There’s a large element of substance to the latter argument: low mortgage interest rates

have contributed to everrising Canadian housing prices. But they are not the decisive factor. Despite current low mortgage rates the fact remains that while sales have plunged prices have not and indeed are anticipated to grow, albeit at a more modest two per cent per annum, for the next decade. In other words, demand is not where it once was yet prices continue to rise. So if the numbers of buyers have fallen off it must be something other than traditional supplyand-demand which is keeping prices both up and rising. Low interest rates alone wouldn’t be sufficient if the numbers of purchasers are shrinking. This suggests that the free market is, again, not being governed by traditional factors one would expect. Whatever the causes, Canadian housing prices are now universally regarded as enormously inflated. History is replete with the awful consequences of bursting bubbles. If our housing

bubble bursts, perhaps our concern should not be so much what created the bubble but rather how does the country handle the financial catastrophe should a so-called “correction” occur? B.H. Pybus New Westminster

U.S. SHOULD SHIP ITS OWN COAL Re: Resident collecting signatures for ‘no coal’ at Surrey Fraser Docks petition As referenced in Andrew Murray’s letter in the March 22 edition of the NewsLeader, U.S. President Thomas Jefferson is quoted as saying “All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.” Our friends and neighbours to the south, well versed in the consequences of that old adage, have spoken and loudly rejected a U.S. coal terminal and rail transfer facility on their west coast. In response, U.S. coal and rail interests have decided to re-route their

China-bound coal through Canada via a loading facility, to be approved by Port Metro Vancouver across the river at Fraser Surrey Docks. As to the “pamphlet” PMV circulated about the project, touted as public consultation, I chaired the AGM of the Quayside Community Board in January and, by show of hands, nobody present had seen it. Isn’t it coincidental that PMV came to New Westminster with an offer of $100,000 to help establish a marina on this side of the Fraser? As reported at New WestNewsLeader.com, a petition has been started by James Crosty to continue the “no coal transhipment” cause initiated by our sister municipality at its “No Black Rock in White Rock” rally held recently. If silence is consent, the Quayside board is not consenting on this important issue, as shown by the extensive material on our website (www. quaysideboard.com). E.C. ‘Ted’ Eddy New Westminster

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them. They never treat me as have a lot of downtime,” says less than their own family.” Grossi. Aujla has been a volunteer “It’s up to the volunteer grandparent for six years. grandparents to slow the pace.” He first heard about the For the volunteer organization when he saw grandparent, it’s a chance a notice in the newspaper. to have fun without Many of his own the responsibility of grandchildren were parenting. grown and pursuing their Grossi says after a own lives around the prospective volunteer world and, he thought, grandparent is screened AujlA reconnecting with young through an interview people might be a good process and record balance with one of his other check, they are matched with a volunteer gigs, shopping for family. seniors with mobility issues. They are asked to make a Aujla is one of about 35 two to four hour commitment active volunteer grandparents, weekly, for a minimum of a according to the program’s year, visiting the kids, playing coordinator Veronica Grossi. with them, attending their They are conscientious, giving sports or arts activities—even seniors 50 years and older. family functions. Some are new immigrants who Sometimes the connections want to integrate into their new endure beyond the 3-14 age home. range and extend into the rest All of them know the special of the family. touch and perspective they When Erin and Kyra’s can bring to the lives of young biological grandparents visited people. from Ontario, Aujla threw a big “So many kids today don’t party to bring their family and his together. Seeing them all enjoying each other’s company, he says, filled him with immense pride. gifts for local babies group “They bring me a lot of joy,” he says. “I like to bring joy to them.”

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A20 NewsLeader Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Untreated Hearing Loss Affects Baby Boomers Still in the Workforce.

E

rnest Hemingway once said, “Retirement is the ugliest word in the language” and in today's society, it is true. Many baby boomers may yearn for retirement, but uncertain finances and healthcare have influenced the need to stay in the workforce longer.

It has been reported that the percentage of workers between the ages of 65 to 74 is expected to increase by 83.4 percent from 2006 to 2016. But as boomers stay in the workforce longer, untreated hearing loss may sap their incomes and employment. Research reported by the Better Hearing Institute demonstrated that the use of hearing aids reduces the risk of losing income by 90 to 100 percent for those with mild hearing loss and 65 to 77 for those with moderate to severe hearing loss. Those with moderate to severe hearing loss who use aids are twice as likely to be employed as their peers who do not use. The verdict seems clear. Boomers with hearing problems “can continue doing their jobs at a satisfactory level if they do obtain hearing aids,” said Robyn Cox, PhD, a professor of audiology at the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Memphis. Then why are baby boomers not having routine hearing checks and, if they do have hearing loss, use hearing aids? Dr. Cox said she believes the problem is innate in current medical care. “Routine hearing checks are not part of the culture,” she said. “We get all types of checks but neglect our hearing. We have not taught people to realize that hearing needs to be checked.” Hearing aid use expectedly suffers when Individuals do not receive hearing checks. “Many don't know they have hearing problems,” Dr. Cox said. “Many do, and don't know what to do about it. We have made it difficult to Figure out.” An effort needs to be made to get baby boomers focused on their hearing, which will not only change the culture surrounding hearing healthcare, but also urge employers, health insurance companies, and primary care physicians to focus on hearing loss. “We haven't produced evidence for who needs to get hearing screenings, so we haven't encouraged people to do it,” Dr. Cox said. “Primary care physicians don't think about hearing care, and health insurance companies don't include hearing checks as preventive measures. When you go get your physical, a doctor should ask about your hearing and maybe, if you are a certain age, require you to get a hearing test.” Most of the damage has already been done to baby boomers' hearing but, that does not mean it cannot be addressed. The best advice is to be proactive in obtaining hearing healthcare, Dr. Cox said. “People frequently notice hearing problems numerous years before they seek help,” she said. “There is reason to think that the longer they wait, the more difficult it is to make up the ground that gets lost.

In general, it would be nice if as people age they would pay attention to their hearing needs just as much as vision needs.”

Call Beltone at 604-569-1162

Special time-limited discounts are currently available as an introductory offer on Beltone’s latest premium technology hearing aids.

WE GUARANTEE THE LOWEST PRICE ON TOP-OF-THE-LINE MOST ADVANCED DIGITAL HEARING AIDS

Be sure you’re comparing the same technology level when comparing prices. Please don’t ask us for prices over the telephone.... there are literally hundreds of hearing aids, and as many different degrees of hearing loss....this is what the screening appointment is for.

Call 604-569-1162 to schedule your FREE HEARING SCREENING

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You can arrange to have your hearing tested & hearing aids demonstrated and dispensed in the comfort and convenience of your home.

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April 10, 2013  

Section N of the April 10, 2013 edition of the Burnaby NewsLeader

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