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mere 65 votes. That was preceded “For young people, when the by the 2001 wipeout of the economy is good they’re going NDP at the polls, something to have more opportunity Wanda Chow of an aberration in which to get jobs and develop Lee received over 5,000 ideas,” Lee said, noting For Burnaby North incumbent more votes than many young people Richard Lee, this will be his fifth Calendino. are entrepreneurs who 3 3 1 1 0 2 20 But even back kick at the can. open small businesses. The BC Liberal has held the seat when Lee lost in His NDP opponent since 2001, after an unsuccessful bid 1996, in his first effort against this time, Janet Routledge, sees in 1996, but for the most part, the Calendino, it was only by 766 votes. the riding as a microcosm of the results have been close races with his Lee believes Burnaby North province as a whole. New Democrat rivals. is traditionally left-leaning but “I think in some ways Burnaby In 2009, he won against Mondee changing due to an influx of North is a reflection of the Redman by only 548 votes. In 2005, professionals and young people who province. It’s a very mixed riding,


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it’s very diverse, so there’s a variety of interests and perspectives represented in our riding.” Routledge said she’s seen changes in the riding in the 16 years she’s lived there. It makes sense that the introduction of the Millennium SkyTrain line and highrises along it would change the demographics. “It’s ever-changing. I think then what is a challenge for a candidate, a politician, is to always … [be] paying attention, which is why I go out and knock on doors and ask questions.” please see CaNDIDaTES, a3

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Just a few months ago it looked like the Edmonds neighbourhood had lost its voice when the Edmonds Business and Community Association (EBCA) became inactive. Now there are two groups vying for people to get involved. Last September, Lindy McQueen wanted to start a new group after the EBCA went dormant. As a former EBCA member herself, she felt the group had become too business-oriented. But former EBCA president Joyce Rostron suggested they first find out what the community wanted, an effort that resulted in a well-attended town hall meeting in February followed by a smaller “world café” visioning meeting. Both McQueen and Rostron put forward visions for their respective groups and set up meetings for interested people to attend. “The way I looked at it is you leave it to the community, where they want to go they will go, and what they want to support they’ll support,” said McQueen. see GENTRIfICaTION, a4

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Teacher brings digital classroom closer John Tyler recognized as of 3 ‘Distinguished Educators’ in B.C. Mario Bartel

The classroom in John Tyler’s vision of the future won’t have blackboards, not even books. Teachers will learn as much alongside their students as instruct them. Tyler’s efforts to make that vision a reality at Burnaby South and now his new school, Cariboo Hill secondary, have earned the vice principal recognition by Apple as one of only three Distinguished Educators in British Columbia. The biannual program honours educators around the world for their innovative integration of technology in learning.

Tyler’s road to recognition started as a search for a bulk discount on Apple iPads. He’s a strong proponent that computers can level the playing field for all students, allowing them to progress through projects and programs at their own pace, to their own level of sophistication, without the pressure of sideways glances of their peers checking out the comprehension level of the books they’re reading. While at Burnaby South, Tyler gave his students who were having difficulty reading easy access to computers and watched them thrive. Rather than confining them to the book in their hands, the students were encouraged to explore and experience their studies in whichever direction caught their interest.

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The classroom in John Tyler’s future world will be digital, without blackboards, white boards or even books. And learning will be as much collaborative with the teacher than taught. His efforts to make that world happen have been recognized by Apple, which recently named him one of three Apple Distinguished Educators in British Columbia.

“It allows them to make connections,� says Tyler, whose search for iPads led him to

discover Apple’s Distiguished Educators program and submit his application. “Technology is

changing the way we do day-today activity in the classroom.� But that change is happening slowly, sometimes reluctantly. “Our structure hasn’t kept pace with technology,� says Tyler. Only a few years ago students weren’t allowed to use their cellphones. Wireless connections in schools weren’t readily available. Today almost every student has a smartphone in their pocket, and Tyler is working to make Wifi freely available throughout the district. A teacher at Cariboo Hill has designed and posted QR codes around the hallways that students can scan for more information about programs and school events. Please see tech teacher, a10

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When it comes to the issues, all four candidates in the riding said the hot-button topic appears to be Kinder Morgan’s proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline, which runs from Edmonton to North Burnaby. In her two years of doorknocking as the NDP candidate, Routledge said, “the single biggest issue is the pipeline ‌ Two years ago it would come up every so often, now it’s every night, it comes up a lot.â€? Lee agreed but stressed, “the pipeline for heavy oil won’t go through the Burnaby North riding, it’s actually going to the Westridge Terminal which is outside this riding ‌ There’s no residents near that part of my riding. Of course, we should still think about those things (concerns) but in fact it’s not in the riding.â€? For the record, the NDP and BC Green Party are opposed to the expansion proposal and


resulting increased oil tanker traffic in Burrard Inlet. The Liberals are supportive, if it meets certain conditions, and the BC Conservatives are all for it. Although, Burnaby North Conservative candidate Wayne Marklund said, “If the constituents of Burnaby North decide to go against the pipeline I will back them up and I will go against party policy, and I’ve already told that to [BC Conservative Party leader] Mr. [John] Cummins.� Lee said apart from the pipeline, the main issue for people is the economy, creating more customers for small businesses, “growing a bigger pie for everybody.� “The economy is about jobs and your ability to pay for the necessities of life,� Routledge responded. But “the average person on the doorstep doesn’t talk about it in those terms.� Instead, residents and small business owners talk about







how the harmonized sales tax hurt them, she said. And small business owners have told her they’re not asking for lowered taxes or cutting red tape but rather more customers. Routledge said that can happen by supporting an education system to train people in fields where they can get well-paying jobs. For the Greens’ Carrie McLaren, apart from the pipeline, better health care and education and more jobs, the big issue for Burnaby North voters is “they’re looking for some change.� McLaren suggested the close races between the Liberals and NDP over the years has partly been due to people not seeing viable alternatives, something the Greens hope to change this time around. “A lot of times people say they don’t vote at all, they don’t see anything they want,� she said. The Greens have had more requests for campaign signs this election than in the past

but McLaren said the party realistically doesn’t believe it will form government. “Win or lose, whichever party gets in, they’re going to need people to watchdog them. And if we can get Greens in there, to watchdog and let the rest of the province know what’s going on, I think that will really help get more people interested [in provincial affairs].� As for the Conservatives’ Marklund, he’s also finding it a challenge to come out from under the shadow cast by the Liberal and NDP front-runners. “We’re the new oldest party on the block,� he said, noting it was formed in 1903 before falling apart, being absorbed into other right-leaning parties decades later and re-emerging in recent years. Marklund is a former Capitol Hill resident, and current Port Coquitlam resident who owns Candu Glass located in the riding. “I’m a businessman first, not a

politician,� he said. He’s also had a hard time promoting himself as a politician, after three property owners would not lease their highly visible office space to a BC Conservative candidate, he said, adding Burnaby city bylaws prohibit election signs on city property. As a result, Marklund is running his campaign out of his Candu premises on Douglas Road, and a 44-foot RV borrowed from a friend which, ever the businessman, he mentions to a reporter is for sale if anyone is interested. Which makes him the only candidate in the riding with his own campaign bus, or the closest thing to it. He’s been driving it around town while door-knocking or just running errands, drawing in supporters and curiosity-seekers. “People think it’s a great idea, they think it’s thinking out of the box which is what I plan to do when I’m elected.� Accident We Meet and we’re there when you need us with over 65 years of award-winning collision repairs

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Her group ended up drawing 16 community members to a meeting last month. Six of those attendees, including McQueen, formed a steering committee tasked with creating an identity and vision for the new organization. The group has been dubbed Edmonds People In Community Residents Association, or EPIC. McQueen, its spokesperson, said EPIC’s focus will be on organizing community events, giving people an outlet for their ideas, and advocating for its residents. “What we’re looking to do is to build community and you do that by getting people out of their apartments and their houses and you present possibilities for them to participate in things,” she said. “I would like to see an association where all members of our community feel that they belong to a larger version of themselves. That’s my vision. The EPIC vision is very close to that. It’s a caring, gifted, creative and nurturing community.” McQueen stressed she believes there’s room for both groups. “We look forward to working together on projects

where our visions meet.” EPIC’s next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the community room at Edmonds Community School, 7651 18th Ave., Burnaby. Everyone is welcome. That happens to be the same night as the next meeting of the EBCA, being held 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Tommy Douglas library branch. In recent weeks, EBCA has elected a new board of directors, including Gary Bizzo as president, Kashmir Dosanjh as first vice-president, Darshan Gill as second-vice president and Warren Walker as treasurer. When asked how his 12-yearold group’s vision was different from EPIC’s, Bill Petrovas, EBCA’s communications director, stressed that his group organizes the annual Edmonds City Fair event, with the assistance of $4,000 in Burnaby city hall funds and the organization covering the rest of the event’s $15,000 cost. Petrovas said he could not comment on the new group. “We want a clean start, we wish everybody success in their associations and that they find satisfaction in their work.” As for why Edmonds doesn’t have separate merchants

and residents associations as other communities do, such as Burnaby Heights, he said that’s a result of there not being enough business owners and residents to support two groups back when EBCA it started a dozen years ago. He said it’s still the case that Edmonds doesn’t have a large enough business base to be solely a merchants association. In terms of what sort of community work EBCA will be focused on, he said it is concerned about gentrification in Edmonds and the potential displacement of low-income residents due to redevelopment. “We’re doing an assessment of all our assets in the community, who are the communication channels, what are our deficits, and what can we do within our mandate to help improve our area and community,” Petrovas said. “We’re a year away from launching our full initiative.” Rostron could not be reached for comment before the NewsLeader’s deadline. For more information on the EBCA, visit ebaca. For information on EPIC, contact Lindy McQueen at

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NDP to voters: trust us VICTORIA – When Adrian Dix took over as B.C. NDP leader two years ago, he struggled to communicate, especially in the sound bites of radio and TV. There was a running joke in the legislature press gallery: It didn’t matter what question you asked him, you got a six-minute answer that ended with the evils of log exports. Even more than under Carole James, the NDP railed against log exports. “B.C. logs for B.C. jobs” became one of Dix’s favourite slogans. As the election approached, another Dixism was heard daily: “Say what you’re going to do, say how you’re going to pay for it.” So it was a surprise a few weeks ago when the NDP signaled it would essentially not offer a policy on log exports. They’re going to meet with “stakeholders” and come up with a plan after they get a majority government. This is exactly the same nonpolicy the NDP had in 2009. They don’t have an answer to the industry’s point that the high price gained by premium logs in foreign markets is what

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keeps many loggers working, and subsidizes the harvest of other logs for B.C. coastal mills. Another thing the NDP doesn’t like is private power development. This issue featured prominently in the NDP leadership contest two years ago. Leadership contender Mike Farnworth told the party faithful he would study independent power purchase contracts, and if he found that they are not in the public interest, he would “mend them or end them.” Another leadership hopeful, energy critic John Horgan, allowed that he would “break” contracts if necessary. By this spring, Dix had a new non-position on power purchase contracts. He will “assess them and address them.” The printed platform promises a review “within the limits of existing contracts.” Either they plan

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NDP government will strive to do that over “the business cycle,” says finance critic Bruce Ralston. Old-timers might remember this one. It’s taken from the NDP’s 1991 election platform. Yes, 22 years ago there was a widespread belief in a predictable four-year cycle of commodity prices and other economic determinants. Whatever was left of that dusty, faded picture was erased with the financial collapse of 2008. If you still believe in a predictable “business cycle,” you may be willing to accept that an NDP-led B.C. will become the first jurisdiction in human history to eliminate poverty, by setting annual targets and paying out borrowed money to low-income parents. On ferries, fracking, union contracts, capital construction and other weighty matters, the NDP’s answer is the same: trust us.

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It’s time to address some of society’s inequities Re: NDP plan is to borrow and best wishes spend (BC Views, NewsLeader, to dog May 1) attack victim I found the column by Re: Woman recovering after Tom Fletcher typical of a dog attack (NewsLeader, person void of any social April 17) conscience or compassion for Hi Victoria, we came to his fellow human. I hope the visit you with Logan that NDP does end the so-called day... and were horrified self-reliant/dog-eat-dog era upon discovering what had and forms a government with happened. SPCA, RCMP, social empathy, bearing in and dog owners were still mind the “moral hazard” but there. (We spoke to them but helping people that truly need never saw the dog “it was in assistance. British Columbians their car.”) expect a certain minimum I was so worried for you! standard of living and do not You are the absolute best want a province where some Victoria Gillis was attacked by a bulldog on people have to suffer so others April 6 while working at a North Burnaby person around dogs, so amazing with animals ... can live in luxury. pet groomer. and I could not believe any We all know that capitalism Do they really want a return dog would want to harm you. I creates wealth but it is very bad to the hopeless no-growth hope you can recover from these in distributing that wealth in ’90s, when our economy went physical and emotional scars an equitable and fair fashion. backward and droves of young quickly and as much as possible. Adrian Dix promised to people left the province because We hope to see you again soon. address this inequity and I am Chris Corson convinced this could provide for their economic prospects were so dismal? all the planned social programs Thank you guys so much! Do they want a high-tax, without borrowing any Logan is such an adorable anti-business government that significant amounts of money. Al Lupinc discourages economic activity goofball and I hope I get to Burnaby and destroys jobs? see him again soon. I’m going to be going back to work this Don’t be fooled by campaign LiberaLs faLtered, weekend, but my schedule will rhetoric, unless you belong to a but consider be erratic as I’m going to start public sector union or another the aLternative off working shorter hours NDP-favoured special interest before I get back into the swing group you will suffer under an Like many elections, the of things. NDP government. Victoria Gillis current provincial election Please think carefully before —online comments involves a choice of the least you vote. bad option rather than the best It is tempting to vote option. negatively to send an arrogant I am not happy with government a message, but We want your view! many things the BC Liberal before you do so please consider email: letters@ government has done, starting the consequences. Garth Evans with the HST fiasco. Burnaby twitter: @burnabynews But before people vote they facebook: need to consider carefully the burnabynews alternative.


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TransLink board.” As for how TransLink will be restructured, the NDP have only said they would put municipal elected representatives back on the board, without spelling out details. The Greens go farthest to endorse higher charges for motorists to drive in the region, saying they support a variety of strategies including road pricing, parking pricing and congestion pricing. B.C. Conservatives are staunchly against road pricing. “Drivers should not be punished with tolls and taxes at every road and bridge to pay for TransLink,” said the Conservatives’ response. The B.C. Liberals, who have been under fire from Conservative candidates in Surrey for introducing tolls on the Port Mann Bridge, have promised a November 2014 referendum on new funding sources for TransLink. B.C. Liberal leader Christy Clark has said she opposes tolls on existing roads and bridges. Clark said the referendum would allow voters to block

new funding to TransLink if they don’t support it, although Transportation Minister Mary Polak had previously suggested the referendum would make voters provide more revenue to TransLink one way or another, by choosing the most acceptable source. Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender, who is running for the B.C. Liberals in Surrey, said he’s unsure why his party had not yet responded to Metro’s questions, but added they are working on it. B.C. Conservative responses highlight their plans to scrap the carbon tax, although critics question where the revenue would be recovered. The NDP pledge to redirect some carbon tax revenue (now going to corporate tax reduction) to public transit initiatives. The Greens support a higher, more “robust” carbon tax. They say using some of the increase for transit may make sense, but the revenue-neutral model – where income taxes drop as the carbon tax rises – gives people more incentive to choose a lower-emission lifestyle.








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We must take initiative and seek to understand the thought process and actions of others in order to relate to why they do things that aggravate us. This greatly helps reducing feelings of tension and resentment – and importantly, can lead to discussion about how to remove the aggravators. This kind of ‘understand first’ thinking is also contagious in a good way. Try it when you are talking to someone and see how powerful it is. Use a phrase like, “Help me understand. Please tell me more about why you…(insert aggravator)” and see where it goes. Try to look at it from their perspective during the conversation. Any one of these tips on their own can provide much relief, but used in combination they become much more powerful. Now quickly read them again while thinking about how you could apply them to your current situation and you might come up with a solution. Or better yet, read the tips just before bed tonight and allow the ‘sleep committee’ to work on the problem while you sleep. Some of the best solutions come to you first thing in the morning. It may be better to burn out than to fade away, but it’s even better to avoid burning out or fading away! Wendy J. Scott (RN, BScN, MA) is the owner and director of human resources of Nurse Next Door’s Burnaby/New Westminster/TriCities office. Reach her at 604-268-6262 or

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A few thoughts about Mom from readers My mother is a role model. She just celebrated her 28th wedding aniversary with my father and has had two wonderful and successful children in the process. She is an inspiration to me and I love her! Mikhaila Noelle Barnsdale

friends. She was always helping people. She was a role model to me and many others. We said goodbye to Mom, Bertha May McInnis, on April 24, 2008 and I have missed her every single day since. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! I love you. Ila Appleby

My mom was the classiest, most amazing remarkable woman I ever met in my life. Mom looked after herself very well physically and emotionally—a precious gift to her family and

I lost my mother 15 years ago. Seldom were the words “I love you” spoken in our home but I loved the ways my mother would show it with her actions. The one that stands out most is the way she would introduce me—or any of my siblings—to someone. She would stand erect like a soldier beside us, place her arm around our shoulders, and with her face lit-up with the biggest smile, she’d say “This is MY son.” And she was MY mom.     Frank Di Cesare  


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I love how my mom smiles like the Cheshire Cat now that I am the one raising children. I had no idea how much she sacrificed for us when we were kids until I had my own. Peter Cech I love that my mom lives in the same city as me—Burnaby—and continues to take care of me and my family (She sends food home with us and often invites the adult grand kids for dinner). I love how she also takes care of others in the community. She is an active volunteer at South Burnaby Neighbourhood House and can be counted on to make no less than 200 cookies every special holiday for the children in our programs. She also prepares delicious hot lunches every Friday for the members of the SBNH Seniors Together program. Antonia Beck My Mother’s gift to me was hope. Hard to beat that. I have sometimes been accused of having too much, but she reminds me this is not possible. Patrick Smith One thing I love about my mom is that she’s an “all-in-one” mom. She’s a nurse, a doctor, a chef, a tailor, a lawyer, an accountant, a mechanic, a volunteer, a grandma, and a mother all in one! Happy Mother’s Day! Harman Pandher

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Helen Begin was not just my mom but a friend who, as I grew up, was always in my corner to support, encourage, work with and to share her love. I remember she went to work at Sears garden shop at 80 cents an hour to make some extra change so that my brother and I would be able to enjoy the extras that life had to offer. She bought our first TV with her income from that job. I will always remember her smiles, laughter and willingness to be there and root for you at school or when I was in politics. Mom was a special lady, loved her family and her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Thanks Mom. Gary Begin

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What to do with Mom Mother’s Day Concert Celebrate Mother’s Day with the New Westminster Symphony Orchestra. The selected repertoire to be performed includes Mendelssohn’s Fingal’s Cave Overture, Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1 and Tchaikovsky’s Suite No. 1. Admission by donation. When: Sunday, May 12, 2 p.m. Where: Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave. Info: www.

Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise Paddlewheeler tours is offering something special this Mother’s Day. Start her special day with a relaxing cruise on the majestic Fraser River on the MV Native paddlewheeler, based in New Westminster. Listen to live narration and background music as you feast on a full brunch buffet. A great way to say “I love you Mom.” When: 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. To book, visit www.

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Enjoy Mother’s Day Brunch at Reflect Social Dining + Lounge at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in Burnaby. Seatings are at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Enjoy the jazzy melodies of Koko Soul. Children will be treated to magic tricks and balloon art.

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’m concerned many British Columbians are more focused on “change” for the sake of change rather than electing the party most likely to foster job creation and financial stability.

Our province’s resource endowment has always been a mainstay of both jobs and the generation of revenues needed to fund social programs. From what I’ve seen and heard, an NDP government would rev-up spending while stymieing resource development through endless environmental reviews or by just saying “no,” driving investment to other provinces and countries. We need new mines and gas fields, pipelines, refineries, ports and processing plants to replace jobs lost by tech change and by events like the pine beetle catastrophe Economic development and the protection of the environment are not mutually exclusive. Yes, we must be good stewards of our beautiful province, but we have the technology to move the economy forward in an environmentally responsible manner. Saying no to new projects will mean job losses and no opportunity for young people looking to join the work force. We also need to focus on balancing the budget, rather than taking money away from social programs to fund rising interest costs. Forty years of experience in business has taught me that too much debt is crippling. It scares me that the NDP have rolled out billions in new spending during this campaign, and their “every dollar is accounted for” rhetoric isn’t credible because their anti-development attitude will reduce revenue at the same time as spending rises. There is truth to the adage, “Those who

Gwyn Morgan fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” The NDP came to power in 1991 and governed the rest of that decade. Investment dried up and economic growth trailed the rest of Canada. A low point came when the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce thanked B.C. for driving growth investment in Alberta. Glen Clark’s 1996-1999 tenure was arguably the most disastrous for B.C. and with Adrian Dix, Clark’s former chief of staff leading B.C., I worry about history repeating. It took many years for the Liberals to repair the damage. During their time in government, North America suffered through a major

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Games will take place Friday evening @ 6:00pm; Saturday @ 10:00, 2:45, and 5:30; Sunday @ 10:00, 1:00 and 4:00 (Championship Game) Moody Park, New Westminster Various baseball diamonds The Hyack Tournament is one of the oldest ongoing youth baseball tournaments in BC and is THE signature event of the Little League Season in New West. In all 16 Little League teams will gather in Moody Park to battle for the title of Hyack Champs. The competitors are 11-12 year old Majors Division Little Leaguers from throughout Metro Vancouver (leagues/teams TBA), including two teams from New West. A fun, family-oriented activity and it’s FREE

An annual recalculation of the so-called “living wage” for Metro Vancouver concludes two working parents must each now earn $19.62 an hour to adequately support a family of four. The calculation, published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, estimates the wage including benefits required for a family of two full-time earners and two young children to meet basic expenses, including rent, child care, food and transportation, once government taxes, credits, deductions and subsidies are taken into account. “The living wage lifts families out of poverty, but it’s based on a bare-bones budget without the extras many of us take for granted,” said report co-author

Iglika Ivanova. Not covered are student loan or credit card debt repayments or any savings for retirement or children’s education. The living wage this year is up 48 cents from $19.14 an hour in 2012 – a jump of 2.5 per cent or nearly double the rate of inflation. That increase is attributed in part to a $28 Monthly living wage budget for Metro Vancouver family of four:

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per month jump in a family’s transportation costs, due to rising costs to own and operate a car and a 13 per cent jump this year in TransLink fares. Rising child care costs, food prices and a four per cent jump in Medical Services Plan premiums were also to blame. Metro’s living wage has climbed from $16.74 in 2008, when the calculation was first made. The CCPA and other advocacy groups are part of a Metro Vancouver Living Wage for Families campaign that urges employers to pay wages that reflect the real cost of living in their communities. They also want government to do more by expanding the stock of affordable housing and pursuing universal child care, national pharmacare or dental coverage programs for children and lower income families. A similar calculation in the Fraser Valley pegged the living wage there at $16.37.

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INDEX IN BRIEF FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . . . . . . 1-8 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . 9-57 TRAVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-76 CHILDREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-98 EMPLOYMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . 203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK . . . . . . . . . . . 453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE . . . . . . 503-587 REAL ESTATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603-696 RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703-757 AUTOMOTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 804-862 MARINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-920



EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES BC wholesale distribution firm seeking new products to add to their existing line up. We are currently distributing to approximately 500 retailers throughout BC. If you are interested in working with our company to distribute your products in BC, please reply to Box #14 Vernon Morning Star, 4407 25th Ave, Vernon BC V1T 1P5 DO BUSINESS in Yukon! 1,831 sq ft prime ground floor retail space on the Main Street in Whitehorse, Yukon, next to Starbuck’s. For floorplan/photos, call 1-867-333-9966.


DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING cannot be responsible for errors after the first day of publication of any advertisement. Notice of errors on the first day should immediately be called to the attention of the Classified Department to be corrected for the following edition.

Req’d by Commercial Laundry. Wed/Thurs/Fri’s, 8/hr shifts. Must have excellent customer service skills, good knowledge of the lower mainland and 5 years of good driving. Experience with cube vans an asset. $19.25/hr Apply in person btwn 8am-4pm with resume & abstract to:

#205 - 1515 Broadway St., Port Coquitlam





LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin,sleeps 6, BBQ. Spring Special. 2 nights $239 or 3 nights $299 Pets Ok. Rick 604-306-0891

HIGH VOLTAGE! 604-575-5555







Copyright and/or properties subsist in all advertisements and in all other material appearing in this edition of Permission to reproduce wholly or in part and in any form whatsoever, particularly by a photographic or offset process in a publication must be obtained in writing from the publisher. Any unauthorized reproduction will be subject to recourse in law.

Advertise across Advertise across the the Advertise across the Lower Mainland Mainland in Lower in lower mainland in the 18 best-read the 18 best-read thecommunity 17 best-read community community newspapers and newspapers and newspapers. dailies. 53 dailies. ON THE WEB: ON THE WEB:

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PropertyStarsJobs.Com An Alberta Oilfield Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator, and labourer/rock truck operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction (780)723-5051.

Brodex Industries LTD requires full time machinist mainly Monday to Friday. Some overtime may be required. Competitive wages & benefits. Email resume to or Mail: 3751 Hwy. 97N Quesnel, BC V2J 5Z2


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109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES reserves the right to revise, edit, classify or reject any advertisment and to retain any answers directed to the Box Reply Service and to repay the customer the sum paid for the advertisment and box rental.

Advertisers are reminded that Provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, color, nationality, ancestry or place of origin, or age, unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved.



AGREEMENT It is agreed by any Display or Classified Advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event of failure to publish an advertisement shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for that portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only, and that there shall be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement. The publisher shall not be liable for slight changes or typographical errors that do not lessen the value of an advertisement.





We require someone who has a motivated & positive personality that can handle a busy phone environment. The ability to multi-task in the position is very important. Responsibilities include; daily dispatch operations of the facility, supervision of drivers & data entry into company dispatch system.

REQUIREMENTS: • Minimum 2 years experience • Knowledge of drivers and DOT laws • High level of accuracy needed to complete all paperwork • Strong computer skills a must

Competitive Salary & BeneďŹ t Package.

     !        *conditions apply



Please e-mail: sandi@ or Fax: 604.888.2459 Thank you in advance to all applicants for applying, only successful applicants will be contacted.

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.

Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628







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CLEANING SUPERVISOR ARCTIC CO-OPERATIVES LTD is currently recruiting Line Cooks for Inns North hotels in Nunavut. We provide meal allowances, subsidized accommodations, and relocation assistance. Please forward your resume to: or fax to: (204) 632-8575. Visit for more information.

(Janitorial / Weekends) Five Star Building Maintenance has an immediate F/T opening for an experienced and enthusiastic Supervisor with superior leadership skills to manage cleaning staff on a day to day basis. Position is for day-time only and includes weekends. You have a sense of urgency and are passionate about your team and client services. Duties include training and scheduling of staff, quality assurance, ordering and handling supplies, communication between staff and management, responding to clients’ requirements. Must have a valid class 5 BC driver’s license and experience with MS Office applications. We Offer Room For Advancement, Attractive Wages & Comprehensive Benefits.

Food Counter Attendant req’d F/T for Healthfare Restaurant $10.50/hr Take customer orders. Package take out. Serve customers at counters. Kitchen Helpers req’d F/T $10.25/hr. Clean, peel and slice. Assist the cook and the other staff Contact: Jatinder Fax: 604-4361311 Burnaby, BC



Required experience: 1) driving a vehicle pulling a trailer with a clean driving record 2) selling women’s apparel 3) physically fit to pull racks 4) enjoy working with seniors Immediate start with pay of $15.00/hr, plus flat fee paid for driving time to & from working locations. Email resume to:, or fax 604-528-8084

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We’re looking for carriers! Be part of a GREAT team! Deliver newspapers on Wednesdays & Fridays in your neighbourhood.





Buller Av - Gilley Av, Keith St - Marine Dr



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Sperling Av - Haszard St, Gordon Av - Deer Lake Dr



Malvern Av - Buckingham Av, Burris St - Stanley St



Canada Way - Buckingham Av, Burris St - Morley Dr



Donovan Av - Canada Way, Claude Av - Rayside St



Buchanan Dr - Holdom Av, Grant St - Broadway



Holdom Av - Fell Av, Curtis St - Charles St



Holdom Av - Fell Av, Hastings St - Frances St



Springer Av - Holdom Av, Union St - Parker St



Kensington Av - Sperling Av, Carnegie St - Curtis St



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Call 604.436.2472 or email for more info!

Westcoast Moulding & Millwork, a building product supplier in Surrey has F/Time opportunities for experienced Sales Reps. Any previous sales experience is okay - we’ll teach you the ropes!! If you’re positive and energetic & looking for a long-term career in a progressive & dynamic company we want you! (Punjabi and / or Hindi also considered asset.) Excellent Remuneration Package Commensurate w/ Experience, Full Benefits & THE BEST WORK ENVIRO.

Great Dollar’s Offered for Qualified Candidates. If you have what it takes? Please e-mail resume to: or fax: 604-513-1194





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CLARK BUILDERS immediately requires Superintendents for the Regina & Saskatoon areas. 5 - 10 years Commercial Construction Experience. Contact us at: 1-877-416-6815. Email: Fax 1-888-403-3051. CLARK BUILDERS REQUIRES out of town Surveyors. Must have commercial construction experience. Contact us at: 1-877-416-6815. Email: Fax 1-888-403-3051. CLASS 1 DRIVER. Edmonton based company seeks Class 1 Driver to drive Tandem Dump Truck for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work. General labour duties included and clean abstract required; Fax 780-444-9165 or 16719 - 110 Ave., Edmonton. 7-4 p.m., Monday-Friday. CONCRETE FORM SETTERS. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete form setters for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work. Clean Class 1 licence required; Fax 780-444-9165 or 16719 - 110 Ave., Edmonton; 7-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic

Mega Cranes Ltd. an industry leader is seeking an energetic, aggressive self starter for a full time position. Required immediately. Must have inspectors ticket and Red seal. Will have hydraulic experience and must be able to read electrical and hydraulic schematics.

BENEFIT PACKAGE! Please contact Mike e-mail: or fax 604.599.5250




JMYK CONTRACTING LTD. Specializing in steel stud framing, drywall, taping, texture, t-bar, firerating, painting + general reno’s. WCB, Insured. Jay 604-722-6197





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Exterior / Interior Good Quality Paint. Member of BBB & WCB References & guaranteed work Discount for Seniors - 10%

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Women’s Apparel Sales Associate required, to work for a mobile clothing service


.Flagpersons & Lane Closure Techs required. Must have reliable vehicle. Must be certified & experienced. Union wages & benefits. Fax resume 604-513-3661 email:

Call us for an exciting opportunity to explore your future in advertising. Our expanding firm is looking for 10 motivated people to learn multiple aspects of marketing, earn a great income, and travel! No exp. necessary. Will train.

Please email your resume to


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604-773-7811 or 604-432-1857 AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

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• Kitchens • Bathrooms *30 years *Licensed *Insured Central Creek Construction Refinishing floors, sanding & fixing floors & Reno’s. Seniors Discount 10% off (604)773-7811 A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, fencing, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936. CONCRETE FORMING FRAMING

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Commercial & Residential • Parking Lots • Driveways • Garage Apron • Speed Bumps • Potholes • Patchwork • Tennis Courts • Repair & Resurface (Insured, WCB) Over 10yrs of exp. Free Estimates

★ Reasonable Rates ★

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PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 34 Years Exp. Free Estimates.

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• Hvac Gas Fitting • Electrical *Licensed *Insured 24hr. Emergency Service



604-595-4970 Rated best painting & moulding company (2010 & 2012) by consumers.

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CRESCENT Plumbing & Heating Licensed Residential 24hr. Service • Hot water tanks • Furnaces • Broilers • Plugged Drains 778-862-0560



Always! Power Washing, Window & Gutter cleaning, all your exterior cleaning needs. 604-230-0627


Call Ian 604-724-6373







PETS 477




FLEETWOOD WASTE Bin Rentals 10-30 Yards. Call Ken at 604-294-1393

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Bulldog Disposal Co.

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

Home & Yard Clean Ups Residential / Commercial

PURE MASTIFF X AFRICAN BORBAL puppies, have first shots, $400 each. Call (604)869-5502

No Job Too Small Free Estimates ~ 7 Days/Wk

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

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

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• Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates



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




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CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at or call 1 (604)820-2977

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Size not exactly as shown

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GREAT STARTER HOME &/OR INVESTMENT ON RIONDEL RD. above Kootenay Lake. 4 k to Ashram 4 k to Riondel & beach. 2 3/4 acres & 2 storey unfinished (but furnished) “Small is Beautiful” cabin. Good benches for building, one with lake view. In Aug,12 appraised at $170,000 but older, flexible vendor open to offers & might carry part of mortgage for suitable person or couple. For info & viewing please call : 1-780-5660707



WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-626-9647

OKANAGAN PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS From $140,000. No time limit to build. Near by lake access. ALSO: 1 spectacular 3 acre parcel at $390,000 owner wants to retire and will carry financing. 1-250-558-7888

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES • DIFFICULTY SELLING ? • Difficulty Making Payments? No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! / 604-786-4663


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

Sandy 604 945 5864




COQUITLAM WW Plateau. Bright grnd level 2 bdrm. Lndry incl. $900 N/S, N/P. Avail now. 604-808-2964. NEW WEST 7th Ave/12 St. Bright 2 bdrm bsmt suite, nr transit and all amens, newly reno’d with h/w flrs, cat ok. Now/June1, refs req. $1100 incl all utils/cble. 604-521-5156. Westwood Plateau, 2/bdrm suite. View. Own entry, alarm, W/D. Free cable & wifi. $850/mo. +1/3 util. (neg) Avail now. (604)552-2187



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

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

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#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 The Scrapper

409 Ash St. New Westminster 2B Penthouse $1200.00 & 1B suite 800.00, very clean suites and cable included. Call Manager @ Phone: 604-526-0147

STEEL BUILDINGS/ METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206

BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOGS, bred at Diesel Kennel, last 2, males, $1000. each. (604)869-5073




Always! Delivering Top Soil, Bark Mulch, Sand and Gravel, Spreading services. Simon 604-230-0627



Call (604) 931-2670


removal done RIGHT! •New Roofs •Re-Roofs •Repairs


709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL 5,400sf. @ $4.50sf. + 3N 5 offices & 2 bathrooms. Two 3 phase & single phase power. 1 bay door 12 x 12. (604)941-2959



COQUITLAM:1/2 blk fr Como Lake Prk. Priv detached Bachelor ste $625 incl util N/P 604-937-0168 COQUITLAM Ctr. Bright 2bdr gr/lvl full bath, share w/d. Avl now, ns/np. $850 +share utils. 604-616-2725



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

A24 NewsLeader Wednesday, May 8, 2013


604-569-1162 for an appointment. 604-569-162

In-Home appointments available!

23% off

up to

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

Savings off MSRP. Cannot be combined with other offers. Not 15, 2013 Not valid valid on on previous previous purchases. purchases. Expires Expires May April/01/2013 We have the lowest price, guaranteed... on premium digital aids.

Is Your Child Safe when Grandpa Can't Hear?

Finally! Your longawaited romantic weekend getaway with your spouse is near. Reservations confirmed? Check. Dancing shoes packed? Check. Babysitter lined up? Check. Grandma and Grandpa, who better?

Better recheck that babysitter before you head out the door. Before you hire a stranger, you are going to investigate them pretty carefully, aren't you? But your folks usually get a pass, even if they don't hear so well. After all, they love your kids and whose hearing isn't going downhill?

The current statistics from the Better Hearing Institute are that one in six baby boomers have hearing loss and 3 in 10 of people over 65 have hearing loss; seniors in their 80's have greater than a 50% incidence of hearing loss. However, keep in mind that these statistics don't tell the whole story. Almost everyone knows at least one person who has a hearing loss that is affecting communications but resolutely refuses to acknowledge or do anything about it. If your child's babysitter is one of the 24 million people who need hearing aids and don't have them, there could be serious problems. Effective caregivers need to be environmentally vigilant to assure the safety of your child; the ability to hear is a key component in assuring the safety of your child. The risks of not hearing a smoke or carbon monoxide detector, an intruder, or a child crying in the backyard could be fatal or result in an injury. Spending too much time speech reading while driving can cause a crash, as can failing to hear a siren. Older children have been known to take advantage of an adult's hearing loss to get “permission” to do something the adult wouldn't agree to if they understood what the child said.

on Hastings

A division of GG Hearing Alternative Inc.

3776 Hastings Street, Burnaby, BC

(1 block east of Boundary Road on south side of Hastings) Before heading out for that weekend, consider this: General Child Care A 66-year-old man was aggravated that his wife dragged him in to a hearing evaluation, and decided that he did not need the amplification the audiologist recommended. (His wife just didn't talk right.) 18 months later he was back. While watching his threeyear-old grandson, the child had opened the screen door of the living room while his grandfather was there and wandered down the street. A neighbour found and returned him, and the family forced him to get his hearing checked and get amplification if he was ever again to sit with his beloved grandson. After reluctantly getting his hearing aids, he returned two days later, laughing and shaking his head. “What a fool I have been. This is not bad at all.” If you or a loved one has difficulty hearing, please call Beltone for a complimentary hearing evaluation. Our practitioners have many years of experience helping people hear better. We can even arrange to do the evaluation and the hearing aid fitting in the comfort and convenience of your home.

Burnaby NewsLeader, May 08, 2013  

May 08, 2013 edition of the Burnaby NewsLeader

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