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robin Burgess, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2012, is gearing up for her first MS Walk. See page A13
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ron LaQuaglia works the formica counter at the glenburn soda Fountain, which he opened in Burnaby Heights a month ago. See story on page A3
Cameron Station dead over $1.5M? Wanda Chow
It appears there is little hope a Cameron Street station will ever be built as part of the Evergreen SkyTrain Line. At issue is $1.5 million, or the price of a fixer-upper in many parts of Metro Vancouver. Last October, Burnaby city hall sent out a press release calling the province’s refusal to fund design changes and preparatory work on the rapid transit line’s guideway “perilously short-sighted.” Higher-density development
expected in the area around Lougheed Town Centre and Cameron Street will create great demand for the SkyTrain line and Burnaby council believes there should be an additional station built eventually. And while the money is not available now, such a station would be prohibitively expensive to build later unless preparatory work is done now. Preliminary estimates of the work—building taller columns to create a flat-enough section of guideway for the station, an additional set of track switches,
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and a contingency for possible environmental mitigation measures—was set at $6 million. Burnaby council offered to split the cost with the province 50-50, with the city contributing up to $3 million in gaming funds to help make it happen. The province responded that it would be willing to cover the costs exceeding $3 million. Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan said back in October that the city was trying to clarify where the province stood on the issue. He noted at the time that, according to a city staff report,
a significant component of the preliminary cost estimates was for uncertainty over possible environmental mitigation work. They (the ministry) “know it shouldn’t be above [$3 million] and if it is, it should be in a minor way,” Corrigan said at the time. Then in his State of the City address last week, Corrigan said, “The provincial government refused our offer to pay 50 per cent of any additional costs, making the addition of another station in the future highly unlikely.” please see prOviNCE, A3
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NDP leader Adrian Dix has indicated he won’t support the proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline from Alberta to Burnaby. Announcing his environment policy in Kamloops Monday, Dix stuck with his long-standing position that Kinder Morgan Canada must formally apply to twin its 60-year-old pipeline before he offers an opinion on it. But he added that he would not support a “five- or six-fold” increase in oil tanker traffic from the company’s Westridge Marine Terminal shipping facility in North Burnaby. Vancouver should not become a “major export oil port,” Dix said. Kinder Morgan is in the preliminary stages of applying for permits to nearly triple the capacity of its pipeline to about 850,000 barrels a day of crude oil. A company spokesman said last year that would mean more than 300 tankers a year traveling Burrard Inlet. That would be a steep increase over the current traffic. please see pipEliNE, A3
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The transportation ministry said in a statement Monday that six months ago the provincial government â€œoffered Burnaby the same opportunity to fund additional stations as other municipalities.â€? It cited as an example Coquitlamâ€™s efforts to get Lincoln Station built. In that case, Tri-City MP James Moore announced $7 million in federal money for the station, which will be built on a piece of mall parking lot contributed by the owners of Coquitlam Centre with additional funding expected to come from developers in exchange for being allowed to build bonus density in the area. â€œThe government was prepared to cover the costs exceeding $3 million, if Burnaby paid the initial $3 million to modify the guideway to make provision for a future station. Burnaby countered by asking the initial $3 million be shared with the government of B.C. An agreement was not reached. Subsequently, the contract was awarded and construction is now underway.â€? Coun. Colleen Jordan said the province simply â€œwerenâ€™t willing to come up with any money from the provincial side.â€? So with the province insisting Burnaby pay all of the first $3 million instead of splitting the cost, its refusal to prepare for a future station came down to a disagreement over $1.5 million.
Ron LaQuaglia polishes the formica counter at his Glenburn Soda Fountain and Confectionary in Burnaby Heights that features classic malts, floats, hot fudge sundaes, penny candy and soda dispensed from a 1931 fountain.
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Increased export demand for Alberta oil sands crude brought a high of 69 tankers to Burnaby in 2010, but just 32 tankers were loaded in 2011. The NDP has opposed the competing Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline proposal, which would carry Alberta oil sands crude to an export terminal at Kitimat. DIx Federally, BurnabyDouglas NDP MP Kennedy Stewart has opposed Kinder Morganâ€™s expansion plans, as has the NDP-affiliated Burnaby city council. The B.C. Liberals have demanded five conditions for any expansion of heavy oil pipelines across B.C., including â€œworld classâ€? land and marine spill response capacity and a â€œfair shareâ€? of economic benefits. C
Ron LaQuaglia can walk to work, but his commute takes 70 years. When LaQuaglia unlocks the door to his Glenburn Soda Fountain and Confectionary shop in Burnaby Heights he steps back in time to the 1940s. Tying on his crisp white apron and donning his snappy white hat he sets about preparing for another busy day of doling out ice cream floats, hot fudge sundaes and ringing up boxes of Lucky Elephant pink candy popcorn and bottles of fluorescent Pop Shoppe soda. His shop, which has been open for about a month, is an homage to a bygone era that lingers in his memories of his youth in Boston where ice cream was the snack of choice year round and the neighbourhood soda fountain was the place to indulge. LaQuaglia says he wanted to bring that
experience to his own kids as well as the fixtures just needed some elbow grease to neighbourhood that he calls home. polish them up, but the inner workings â€œItâ€™s easy for people to relate to an ice required a complete overhaul, including cream shop,â€? says LaQuaglia. the installation of a modern carbonation Making it happen wasnâ€™t quite so easy. system. Creating the authentic feel of a classic The restoration, by a local company in 1940s soda fountain involved a lot of time consultation with an expert in Chicago, searching the internet and a took months. When leaks little bit of luck. sprouted from everywhere on video-online] its first test run, LaQuaglia He found the stools that line the formica counter in his says he was crestfallen. Not burnabynewsleader.com native Massachusetts, where to worry advised the expert, the seller had salvaged them the unitâ€™s old leather washers years ago from an old restaurant with the were likely just dried out and would seal intent of installing them in his basement as they got wet and expanded. but never got around to it. The rare LaQuagliaâ€™s been happily dispensing yellow Hamilton Beach milkshake mixer rickeys and floats made with a variety of was salvaged from a defunct restaurant in colourful syrups ever since. Pennsylvania. But the prize find, the authentic 1931 â€˘ Glenburn Soda Fountain is located at soda fountain, is from Washington state, 4090 Hastings St. For more information, where it had languished in a homeownerâ€™s including hours and a menu, go to basement for years. The stainless steel glenburnsoda.wordpress.com.
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Stuck in redevelopment limbo near Brentwood Owner’s taxes way up, but redevelopment not yet possible Wanda Chow
Winton Williams will likely one day get a nice windfall from the sale of a property he owns in the Brentwood area. Today, though, his industrial property has a breathtaking property tax bill based solely on its development potential. If only he could develop it. For now, with the taxes so high, he’s having trouble just leasing out the place. Williams says he can’t redevelop his property and sell it for what it could be worth because Burnaby city hall has been slow to come up with an area plan. Since 1993, his company, Vernon-based Sako Pacific Properties Ltd. has owned the property at 2450 Alpha Ave. in Burnaby where it also owned and operated Universal Concrete Accessories, a business that first opened there in 1970. Starting in 1995, Burnaby city hall started sending
Winton Williams says the city’s plans for the area where his industrial property is located have resulted in soaring property taxes. But so far, he hasn’t been allowed to take advantage by redeveloping the site.
Williams’ company notices about redevelopment plans for the Brentwood area, including the industrial lands south of Dawson Street where Sako’s property is located. Williams said since then, his property taxes have soared from about $17,000 in 1995 to an expected $70,000 this year. Seeing the writing on the wall, he started working with a developer several years back and has spent about $70,000 on site investigations necessary for any redevelopment. But while Burnaby city hall
has indicated for years that redevelopment is on the horizon for the area, the planning department has yet to complete a plan for the area south of Dawson to allow any such transformation to begin. To make matters worse, when Sako sold its Universal Concrete business it continued to lease the property to its new owners. The business’ owners just vacated the site a couple months ago, relocating to an area with lower property tax costs. Please see ASSESSMENTS, A8
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B.C. Liberals are running scared VICTORIA – The B.C. Liberal Party deserves credit for releasing its policy book in full on the eve of the formal election campaign. That’s about the only positive thing to be said about it. For those who take the time to read party leader Christy Clark’s 40-page booklet, there are a few nuggets of news. For instance, a re-elected B.C. Liberal government would continue its justice reform agenda by moving traffic ticket disputes out of courtrooms, as they did with impaired driving cases. Most of it consists of glowing descriptions of the government’s 12-year record, and attacks on the NDP of the kind that are not normally seen in a platform. This is consistent with Clark’s style since she was anointed party leader two years ago. The main focus, as revealed in February’s throne speech, is a plan to pay off B.C.’s growing debt and perhaps even get rid of the provincial sales tax with an Alberta-style “prosperity fund” from liquefied natural gas exports.
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Whether this is from imposing a new export tax on LNG or simply from a windfall of gas royalties is not clear. Clark and her energy minister contradicted each other on that when it was announced, and the platform doesn’t shed any new light. All we have is a big logo on the side of Clark’s campagn bus declaring “DEBT FREE B.C.” As I’ve written before, there is plenty of real evidence of a huge new LNG industry in the making. As for paying off the $60 billion debt that the B.C. Liberals’ pre-election budget predicts will keep growing, cartoonist Adrian Raeside summed it up best: LNG revenues are “Christy Clark’s invisible friend.” Clark finished up last week
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with stops in Terrace and Prince Rupert, promising an LNG windfall for local governments as well. She repeated the platform’s attack line that the NDP are going to wreck the trillion-dollar LNG boom with a Quebec-style moratorium on “fracking” to extract gas from deep shale formations. That’s not an outright lie, but it’s almost as speculative as Clark’s notions of a 30-year windfall that could at best barely start during the next four-year term. The NDP are not calling for a moratorium on natural gas production. They’re calling for yet another “review,” one of many vague, wobbly positions that have been adopted by both dominant parties. An earlier premier named Glen Clark became famous for “freezing” things like ferry fares and car insurance rates. Now Christy Clark is “freezing” personal income tax rates for five years, and carbon tax rates too. That implies she’s planning to win this election and the next
one, at a time when it is unclear whether she can even hold her own seat in Vancouver-Point Grey. The B.C. Liberals will cut small business taxes by a point, some time in the next five years. They will also increase income tax on large businesses and personal income of more than $150,000, but that’s not mentioned in their platform, since it goes against 12 years of their policy as a government. • A clarification of last week’s column on the B.C. Conservative platform. Leader John Cummins informs me his plan to phase out the carbon tax does not include reversing the personal and business income tax rate reductions that were legislated as the fuel tax reached its current level. The platform asserts that total provincial revenues will continue to rise in the next four years, despite the uncompensated loss of $1 billion from the carbon tax.
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Only those in the know need to get to the polls Plato must have known that adding more and more dummies to the voter pool will not produce wise decisions... Here are samples of why I think we should return to the roots of democracy: • In B.C. voters reversed their HST to GST and PST! • One of my customers had two standard sales in her gallery. One was: “everything 25 per cent off!” The other: “This weekend no HST!” The latter consistently attracted more customers! • Every week someone with Grade 4 spelling skills complains in some paper about the insane salaries paid to our politicians. The same person buys insanely expensive seasons tickets to watch a multimillionaire screw up in goal. Over and over again! • People bright enough (or having borrowed enough money) to be let into university complain about having to pay 23 cents on the dollar to qualify for something for which there have been no job openings for years. • Other people (including me) complain about having to pay 77 cents on the dollar to qualify people at something for which there are no job openings. • In Burnaby we elect a school board which believes they can eliminate bullying by teaching young teenagers about nonheterosexual relationships. • We accept that 50 First Nations chiefs pay themselves more money than the Prime Minister gets. Some of them much more. • Justin Trudeau is getting
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Jordan said she sympathizes with the situation Williams and others in the area find themselves. “We appreciate that so we’re just asking our staff how much work it would take to get this on the table and moving forward,” she said, noting staff already have their plates full doing similar work for other areas of the city. Jordan hopes the planning work for the area south of Dawson will be completed by the end of the year. Kash Kang, B.C. Assessment Authority’s area assessor for the North Fraser region, said Brentwood town centre is a “really good example” of such situations which are not unusual for urban areas in transition. Kang stressed that property assessments are based on market value and take into account what similar properties in neighbourhoods have sold for recently. The market will discount properties if there are constraints, such as the fact redevelopment is not yet able to go ahead. But if land is at the stage where it could be rezoned, its value would be “substantially higher,” he noted. “There’s a distinction between what somebody could do with it if it’s already rezoned versus something that has a horizon that’s possibly three to five years out.” Kang said similar situations have occurred in Richmond since the Canada Line has gone through there, and will likely also occur with the Evergreen Line out to the Tri-Cities. He said property owners could appeal their assessments if they believe they’re higher or lower than those given Treat your saucy side to lunch. to similar properties in a similar situation. Come in, enjoy 5 lunches and the next one’s on us!* As for Williams, he said he’s been Get your “pleasantly surprised” Grange St. Nando’s Lunch Card by the responsiveness today and start enjoying! of city hall staff and .e Av council. n 4334 Kingsway Ave, o ils Kin W “While we feel a little gsw ay Burnaby BC V5H 4G8 hard done by it’s not 604.434.6220 really anybody’s fault.”
Williams said he found two possible tenants in the film industry, but they decided to look elsewhere when they found out Sako planned to redevelop in the next few years and that the property taxes they’d be expected to help pay were high. “We’re stuck in limbo, we can’t sell it, we can’t rent it, all we can do is click off 25 grand a month,” said Williams. About eight years ago when the taxes went up to $32,000, Williams spoke to B.C. Assessment Authority and explained the land is zoned industrial, it’s being used for industrial so it should be paying industrial-level taxes. “They said, ‘yeah, but it’s going to be high density and then it’s going to be worth a lot more.’” Williams replied, “When it is high density then it will be worth a lot more, just like you actually have to win the lottery before [you can benefit].” Sako has yet to appeal its assessment and while they’ve missed this year’s deadline, Williams said they may do so
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Burnaby Hospital gets D grade in CBC report FHA says methodology leads to ‘misleading’ results
My Hospital website (http://www.cbc.ca/ news/health/features/ ratemyhospital/) assessed 239 facilities based on data reported by the hospitals to the Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI). The hospitals were rated only against others of the same size. Of the five indicators used, Burnaby Hospital received an A+ for mortality after major surgery—it saw 3.76 deaths per 1,000 patients within
Burnaby Hospital is one of five B.C. hospitals to get a D rating in a recent Canada-wide study by CBC’s Fifth Estate, but the Fraser Health Authority is questioning the methodology used. The CBC’s Rate
five days of major surgery, compared to the national average of 8.62. However, it received D grades for the remaining four indicators: the number of medical patients per 1,000 who develop problems related to nursing care was 75.02 compared to the national average of 29.19; the number of surgical patients per 1,000 who developed problems tied to nursing care was 69.23 versus the
national average of 35.99; the number of surgical patients per 100 forced to return to hospital within 30 days of discharge was 7.52 compared to the 6.51 national average; and readmission per 100 patients within 30 days of discharge for medical treatment was 13.98 versus a national average of 13.31. But Fraser Health spokesperson Roy Thorpe-Dorward cautioned in an emailed statement that it is difficult
to compare results between jurisdictions when methods used to keep track of quality-of-care data vary widely. “While we acknowledge the opportunities for improvement identified in the CBC report card, it would be misleading to judge the overall performance of a hospital based on this report alone,” he said. Thorpe-Dorward noted that the CBC report only uses five out of the CIHI’s 21
clinical performance indicators, which “can lead to questionable results.” For instance, two of the five used are related to “nursing-sensitive adverse events” and CIHI itself cautions that such events are not consistently reported, he said. If you look beyond the five indicators used
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At Burnaby Hospital the slogan “Volunteer for the Health of It!” epitomizes the value of volunteering. The health of patients, families, staff, the community and the volunteers themselves is on the receiving end of 46,000+ hours of volunteer service every year. And service from a volunteer looks different to the patient, than from a staff member. That means that there are many things that are better done by volunteers, than staff. For example, Valerie Fortin has been sharing her singing ability throughout the hospital for two years, and a staff member recently described her impact on patients this way: “She is awesome, and had a patient belting out songs, wheelchair dancing. Wow! One person can make a huge difference!”
Volunteer singer Valerie Fortin greets a patient at Burnaby Hospital.
And what does Valerie get out of it? “I’ve seen eyes light up when I sing a familiar song,” she says. “For me, it is full circle. What I’m able to share with others comes back to me with such richness that it is difficult to describe.” Retired schoolteachers Ray
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and their unique needs.” What’s the biggest benefit for Ray? He wore a pedometer for a few weeks to calculate the distance he walks in a shift, and found that he covered 5 - 7 kilometres every week. “For me, it’s all about my own health,” he says. “I get my exercise with all the walking I do. Plus, I’m very sociable and outgoing so this job is perfect for me.” And hospital visitors benefit too. see VOLUNTEERS, A15
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Ray says one time, a visitor from the U.S. was so pleased with his customer service that she bought him a cookie from Tim Hortons and said his efforts helped ease what was a difficult time for her family. Clare O’Kelly, manager of volunteer resources at Burnaby Hospital says 40 per cent of the volunteers are students planning future careers in healthcare. Charmaine Waters was one of those students, who, since completing her volunteer work, has gone back to school and is now working as a qualified nurse at Burnaby Hospital. “It was a very rewarding experience, “ she says. “It connected me with professional nursing staff and other volunteers who were also interested in healthcare careers. But more than that, I was A volunteer for two years and now a nurse, Charmaine Waters prepares for able to meet and help patients her hospital shift. and their families. I highly recommend volunteering for anyone.” Many Burnaby Hospital volunteers have gone on to be doctors and nurses, occupational therapists and radiology technicians. “Volunteering is a way for these younger volunteers to check out the environment to make sure it’s a good fit for APRIL them beforehand,” says O’Kelly. The value of volunteering at Burnaby Hospital is close to Date: Friday, April 26 a million dollars, if calculated in dollars. Time: 7:30-9:30am But O’Kelly says, Venue: Riverway Clubhouse “it’s not about the dollars. It’s about the 9001 Bill Fox Way, Burnaby impact of volunteers. Register: By calling 604-412-0100 A service looks very or emailing email@example.com different coming from a volunteer. Plus, they know the Get more out of your networking at this event. community and bring Through facilitated networking activities, we make sure that knowledge with you know everyone in the room before you leave, so them every time they come. They reach out you can develop new contacts, new relationships and tell the stories of and cultivate effective referrals for your the wonderful service business. that happens here. They spread the word about how great Burnaby Hospital and it’s staff – including our volunteers - really are.” National Volunteer Week is April 21 – 27.
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF FREDERICK CHARLES MCALLISTER, Deceased Formerly of Burnaby, BC All parties having claims against the said Estate are required to forward particulars of same to the law firm of WINGHAM LAW CORPORATION, Solicitor for the Personal Representative, at P.O. Box 1489, Vanderhoof, British Columbia, V0J 3A0, on or before the 22nd day of May, 2013 after which date the claims filed may be paid without reference to any claims of which the Personal Representative then has no knowledge.
Large 2 br located in a Central Coq Co-op. $810/mo. No subsidy. Close to transit, schools, and shopping.
Failure to appear within the time fixed could cause a judgment by default to be rendered against the defendant without further notice as of the expiry of the time fixed.
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The defendant is ordered to appear within 30 days of the publication of this order.
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