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Kinder Morgan Canada plans to stake out an almost all-new corridor for its second oil pipeline from Port Kells in Surrey to Burnaby to avoid demolishing homes or businesses in densely populated urban areas. Greg Toth, senior project director of the Trans Mountain pipeline twinning, said following the existing right-of-way – as the company

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be unveiled for study purposes as part of Kinder Morgan’s formal application by the end of this year to federal regulators to build the new pipeline. Detailed engineering would later narrow the construction zone to a smaller area within an 18-metre right-of-way. Further 30-metre “safety zones” created on either side of the right-of-way would give the company a perpetual sign off on any land alterations. According to the new filing, the existing tank farm in Burnaby would be doubled to 26 tanks and

one more tank would be added at Sumas. Toth said the expansion in Burnaby – more than tripling storage to 5.6 million barrels of oil – is necessary in case tankers don’t arrive at the harbour on time. Burnaby-Douglas NDP MP Kennedy Stewart said the Burnaby tank farm expansion is a concern. “They’re all up on a hill,” Stewart said. “What if you had an earthquake? That’s the big one for me. In the Japanese earthquake a lot of the things blowing up were refineries and storage tanks.” Please see INLET, A3

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The fact a new elementary school in the Brentwood area is on local MLA Richard Lee’s priority list is music to the ears of Burnaby school district. For a number of years, the district has put forward a request to the education ministry for just such a school in its five-year capital plans, said its secretary-treasurer Greg Frank. In a recent interview, Lee, the newly re-elected BC Liberal MLA for Burnaby North, said he’d like to see a school built to serve families living in the highrise towers already built or planned over the coming years. Calling it his “dream project,” he said he plans to advocate for it if it proves warranted. “We’re very pleased that this is a priority for him,” Frank said of Lee. “We look forward to working with him in terms of having this project approved.” There’s a growing community of highrises south of Lougheed Highway east and west of Willingdon Avenue, and Shape Properties has proposed a major redevelopment of the Brentwood Town Centre to include several residential towers. Please see EXISTING, A8


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This Saturday, visitors to Burnaby Village Museum can expect to experience a little Shakespeare, 1920s style, all part of Moscrop secondary students’ efforts to bring the bard’s plays to life. Two Grade 9 English Honours classes at the Burnaby high school will be staging roving productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the weekend. The first, set in the 1920s, will be at the museum on June 1 starting at 2 p.m. The second will be a traditional interpretation taking place in the gardens around Burnaby Art Gallery on Sunday, June 2, starting at 7 p.m. As roving productions audiences will follow the actors along as they move to different locations. It was inspired by similar productions of Shakespeare staged among the ruins of an old monastery outside Winnipeg that were once watched by the students’ teacher, Cameron

Beaton, about a dozen years “The beauty of nature can ago. surprise people sometimes,” The shows allow the said Ta. “It’s really magical audience to watch the play as because traditionally it’s if they’re part of the action, all about the fairies and said Beaton. the magic and this whole “We don’t have to worry experience and I think the about sets anymore. Nature outdoors really gives you that creates the sets as well as we kind of feel.” would.” The shows will take place Burnaby Village, of rain or shine. course, provides a ready“If you think about it, made 1920s set for that fairies have got to be out in version, which will include the rain anyway,” Ta added. flappers and gangsters The 1920s version of A among its interpretation Midsummer Night’s Dream of the characters, said its will take place at Burnaby co-director, Jessica Wang. Village Museum at 2 p.m. on Wang admits she knew Saturday, June 1. Audience little about the time period members are to meet by the and their class’ production main entrance off Canada started with much research Way. WANDA CHOW/NEWSLEADER for elements such as The classic interpretation Kayla Huang plays Titania in a 1920s interpretation of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, costumes. a roving production at Burnaby Village Museum June 1 at 2 p.m. The show, along with a will start at 7 p.m. on Sunday, traditional version in the gardens around Burnaby Art Gallery on June 2 at 7 p.m., is being put June 2. Audience members “I don’t think it really on by the Grade 9 Honours English classes from Moscrop secondary. matters what the setting are to meet near the front of is because the story is not the Burnaby Art Gallery. really like it’s made for just one a large number of characters Being outdoors does create Complimentary refreshments type of interpretation, it’s really suitable for a class-sized cast, and some additional technical will be served and audience open, it’s a really nice story,” the action lending itself well to challenges such as dealing with members are encouraged to Wang said. the outdoors, Beaton said. sound equipment for actors’ bring lawn chairs or blankets. It’s the eighth year for the “I do very, very little for microphones, said Hilary Ta, Admission is by donation. roving productions, all of them this production, it’s absolutely co-director of the traditional twitter.com/WandaChow Midsummer due to it having student-led,” he stressed. woodland version.

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Even if the pipeline right-of-way runs down alleys or municipal roads, he said, the 30-metre safety zones on either side could still lower property values because homeowners may be constrained from installing a pool or making other improvements in their yard. The project would include replacing the existing tanker dock at Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby with two new docks that have three berths for tankers. Dredging may be needed as part of dock construction, the project description says. But officials say they have no plans to dredge the Second Narrows or to use bigger tankers than the ones already in use

in the harbour today. Capacity of the line is currently 300,000 barrels a day, and Kinder Morgan’s second pipe would increase capacity to 890,000 barrels a day. The project description says the terminal currently handles an average of five tankers and three barges a month, with two barges outgoing with crude oil and one incoming with jet fuel. Shipments have varied widely in recent years depending on market demand. The expansion would boost the number of oil tanker shipments to as many as 400 per year. In operation since 1953, the Trans Mountain system extends 1,150 kilometres from Edmonton along

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see if he was OK, said Burnaby was done, Reid said. RCMP Corp. Dave Reid. As a result, when the “The employee couldn’t generator was running, it was access this trailer but the pumping carbon monoxide into window was partially open so the trailer. he went in the window and It’s not known when the found them both deceased couple, a 56-year-old man and a inside.” 59-year-old woman, The fire died. It could have video-online] been that day or the department responded thinking coroner says it could burnabynewsleader.com it was a potential have been as long hazardous materials as two days earlier, incident and determined it was Reid said. related to a propane generator. “It would appear at the In speaking with witnesses, moment that this is purely police talked to a man who had accidental, that’s the premise helped the resident of the trailer we’re going on and what the do some work on the generator. coroner is suggesting, so I don’t During those repairs they closed think our investigation is going the exhaust window and it to change that.” twitter.com/WandaChow wasn’t re-opened after the work


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Shin recounts ‘traumatic’ campaign experience Says allegations over her credentials distracted from the issues

last month, Shin has kept a low profile, with numerous media reports noting that she had not responded to interview requests. She said it was all a matter Wanda Chow of having to focus amid the wchow@burnabynewsleader.com commotion. For Jane Shin, hateful phone “So the real priority at that messages and a relentless attack point was to, with what strength on her academic credentials I had left in me, that I needed were all part of her first to quickly prioritize and only foray into politics, a difficult concentrate on the things that experience that at times seemed needed to be done, which was to overwhelming for the New address some of the allegations Democrat candidate for once but beyond that to Burnaby-Lougheed. just put my head down Just over a week after and keep campaigning.” winning the seat against Shin said she spent BC Liberal Ken Kramer, the last few weeks of Shin said in an interview the campaign focusing with the NewsLeader that on door-knocking and SHIN her opponents conducted speaking directly to an “incredible, ruthless people about the issues character assassination” which instead of responding to the was “very traumatizing for my allegations. family and I.” “It wasn’t my intention to She said it was clear the keep anybody in the dark.” allegations against her were an The allegations in question attempt to distract from the real surrounded her medical issues, including BC Liberal credentials and media interviews scandals, and to distract her in which she appeared to from campaigning. suggest she graduated from Since the allegations first universities she didn’t. Shin surfaced early in the campaign told the NewsLeader when

she won the NDP nomination that she decided while still in medical school that she didn’t want to practise medicine but instead wanted to teach. She is not licenced to practice and currently teaches in healthrelated fields at Vancouver Community College (VCC) and previously taught at BCIT and the West Coast College of Massage Therapy. Shin said the resume she submitted to the NDP over a year ago when seeking the nomination was the same one she campaigned with. “It was clearly stated in my resume that I received my medical doctorate from Spartan Health Sciences University [in the Caribbean] in 2007 and that I had attended UBC to complete my prerequisites to get into the medical program,” she said. “So I started off at UBC in their science program for cell biology and genetics. And of course I completed my clinical training in various teaching hospitals around the world, some in England, some in U.S.” Please see ‘I WANT TO TAKE’, A10


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At least twice each year we see a real push from police against drinking and driving. Once at Christmas and again in the spring. At Christmas, age is not a consideration for police, but in springtime, the target group is clear. Drinking drivers tend to be younger in spring around graduation time. More than two years ago the province introduced Canada’s toughest impaired driving laws and the number of alcohol-related motor vehicle deaths went down by half. But drinking is still a threat to our youth, whether they get behind the wheel of a car or not. From risky sexual behaviour to an increase in physical and sexual assaults to death from alcohol poisoning, the risk to youth from excessive alcohol use is real. With any luck, the days of parent-sanctioned “wet” grad parties are a thing of the past. With more parents and students concentrating on dry grad activities that have youth celebrating in a safe, non-alcohol fuelled atmosphere, one would think the old hay field parties of yore have been left in the past. But some parents still believe in the old adage, ‘kids are going to drink anyway, so we’ll just make sure they don’t drive.’ That is a difficult stance to take when, as a parent, you’ve spent the last 18 years of your child’s life trying to teach them right from wrong. Then you’re telling them that wrong is OK, as long as mom or dad says so. As parents, it’s our job to make the tough decisions – even if they are not the most popular ones with our kids. It may not be the easiest thing you’ve done lately, but convincing your teen that drinking alcohol to celebrate is not a necessity and could bring them harm in ways other than the risk of driving drunk will make everyone feel better in the morning. —Black Press

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BCTF digs in for endless war VICTORIA – Like those Japanese soldiers who didn’t hear about the end of World War II, the militant fringe that controls the B.C. Teachers’ Federation is digging in for endless battle against the B.C. government. Their nemesis, Premier Christy Clark, reiterated last week that seeking a 10-year agreement with the BCTF is a top priority when the legislature is recalled this summer. The current one-year truce ends June 30. The BCTF grudgingly agreed to that extension last year, then ran TV ads calling for an NDP government that promised concessions and union bosses on both sides of the negotiating table. “You know, I may be a lame duck,” outgoing BCTF president Susan Lambert crowed to cheering classroom-warfare radicals at the union’s convention in March, “but I think Christy’s goose is cooked.” We’ll never know how much this sort of gloating contributed to the epic collapse of the NDP, champion of public sector union members whose pay and benefits

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make them the new upper class. But I can tell you the prospects for sparing children from this ideological warfare are not good. Last week the B.C. Court of Appeal handed down an ivory-tower decision that upheld the “right” of teachers to bring their union demands into the classroom in the form of posters, buttons and black armbands that to some self-absorbed teachers symbolize the “death” of education. During the election campaign, The Globe and Mail carried a story on one of those mock elections held in schools around the province. An elementary-level student was quoted as saying she voted against the B.C. Liberals because Clark “caused a teachers’ strike.” If this kid was talking about the most recent strike, I wonder

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where she got that idea. In a negotiating performance that was appalling even by BCTF standards, Lambert and her team conducted months of disruptive work-to-rule action before they could even articulate a wage and benefit demand. When they finally did, it was outrageously out of touch with reality. An indication of how the union’s ruling class wants to conduct itself in the classroom can be found in the latest issue of the BCTF newsletter to its members. Joanna Larson, president of the Prince Rupert union local, contributes an article headlined: “What kind of citizen do we hope to graduate from our K-12 public schools?” Larson first quotes the education ministry’s current goals. They include preparing citizens who are “creative, flexible, self-motivated, and who have a positive self-image.” Another goal is citizens who are “skilled and who can contribute to society generally, including the world of work.” Larson then mocks these goals,

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For Clark pipeline expansion a done deal The outcome of the provincial election is bad news for Burnaby.   It is now almost a certainty that the expansion of the pipeline cutting through the northeast corner will not be seriously challenged by the re-elected BC Liberal government. Why? Because Alberta (read tar sands oil companies) and Ottawa (read Alberta) want pipeline access to the west coast to ship bitumen to Asia. Hammered by one public relations disaster after another, the federally supported Enbridge proposal, Northern Gateway, looks less and less attractive as the means to that end. Instead, we should expect Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain to become the pipeline of choice. The deal closer will be B.C.’s as yet unelected Premier who owes a political debt to both Alison Redford and Stephen Harper. When it comes down to it, the tripling of the Kinder Morgan pipeline has been a fallback option to Northern Gateway right from the beginning. That’s not to say the pipeline giant didn’t intend to pursue its expansion plans if Enbridge got the go-ahead. Quite the contrary, the existence of two West Coast shipping ports would meet the dual objective of the tar sands producers: first, a pipeline capacity that would accommodate an increase in bitumen production, and second, easy access to the higher prices paid by the Asian market. But as they now know, the reality is that British Columbians generally don’t like the idea of oil pipelines running through pristine wilderness.   That is probably one reason Kinder Morgan has been slow in applying for approval to massively expand Trans Mountain with its 60-year-old ceded right of way. Another reason is that the Enbridge hearings are very much a dress rehearsal for Kinder Morgan; it gets to learn from Enbridge’s mistakes and missteps, particularly with respect to courting public support, as well as pick up important pointers on the best way to argue a convincing case for the building of a

pipeline. And make no mistake about it—although the words “pipeline expansion” may be used to describe the Kinder Morgan proposal, the objective is to install a much larger, newer pipeline parallel to the one already in existence.  But the Kinder Morgan proposal won’t be an easy sell. Last year both the cities of Vancouver and Burnaby came out against the proposal, and during the recent election the provincial NDP stated it objected to the prospect of turning the Metro Vancouver area into an oil exporting port. Too, earlier this year the TsleilWaututh Nation and the First Nations Assembly declared their opposition to “tar sands projects,” referring to Kinder Morgan expansion plans specifically. Added to this is the opposition of environment organizations as well as newly created citizen groups like Burnaby Residents Opposing KinderMorgan Expansion (BROKE). It’s a formidable array. But this likely wont stop the re-elected BC Liberal government from supporting, either directly or by default, the Kinder Morgan expansion. Christy Clark will probably trot out her five conditions, but they can be finessed or, since it’s early days of her mandate, deconstructed. However she comes at it, her main objective will be to make nice with the Alberta government to make up for sideswiping its Premier last fall, as well as to extend an olive branch to the Harper government, a sort of mea culpa for messing with the federally backed Northern Gateway project.   In other words, she is motivated to give them what they want. Bill Brassington Burnaby

NOT BUYING IT Re: Jane Shin recounts ‘traumatic’ campaign experience, burnabynewsleader.com Jane Shin’s misleading resume raises many questions. For starters, when someone includes false, incorrect or misleading information in a job application, and gets caught

as Shin did, it is grounds for dismissal. So why, then, is she still around? The newly elected MLA for Burnaby-Lougheed says her misleading resume was the result of miscommunication and a poorly written resume, but I’m not buying that explanation. Besides which, how is someone who can’t even draft an accurate, truthful resume supposed to represent a whole community in Victoria? And is she going to go into hiding to lick her wounds anytime someone asks her a question that she is uncomfortable answering? This community deserves truthful answers from Shin, and her resignation, too. Pete Adams Burnaby

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forum 11 years ago when she was just 21. “It’s something that was definitely taken out of context. I was with a Chinese boyfriend at the time and most of my friends are Chinese and so it came as shock to me but regardless, it was absolutely inappropriate and I understand fully the kind of offense it caused.” They were the sort of comments that friends razz each other with, she said, and those friends “came out in full support, they were just as shocked as I was [at it being raised as an issue during the campaign].” Nevertheless, she apologizes for anyone who was offended. “It’s certainly not the value I had back then, it’s not the values I have as a person now. But regardless, the comment is the comment and I understand fully, so my apology stands and I hope I can prove otherwise for those people who might have lost trust. “ There was also a question about where she lived. Due to her having to move several times while pursuing her education, Shin said she always listed her parents’ address in

Surrey as a permanent one so she wouldn’t miss any important mail. But two years ago she purchased a condo in the riding of Burnaby-Edmonds and that’s where she’s lived ever since. As for the nasty messages she received, Shin said she made a “rookie mistake” of including her personal cellphone number on her candidate business card. After the allegations were raised she started to receive emails and voicemails, usually anonymous, from blocked numbers. “Just a few, enough for me to be careful,” she said. Calls included “everything from just very articulate genuine concerned citizens making a direct inquiry to some very hateful ones. But I guess that’s the nature of being in public service … It was very, very difficult.” Shin stressed she was not complaining about the messages or the nastiness of the campaign. “It was a very profound growing, learning experience.” As for her public absence on election night, she said she was door-knocking to get out the vote right up

until the polls closed at 8 p.m. and it was after 11 p.m. by the time she learned she was leading. By then, she was exhausted and felt the result was too close to celebrate. The preliminary numbers have her winning by 315 votes over Kramer, but Shin is being cautiously optimistic while she awaits the final results, which will include thousands of advance and absentee ballots, on May 29. After spending some time to thank her hundreds of volunteers and donors, Shin went back to work last week teaching at VCC, something she called “therapeutic.” If she does win her seat she will seek an unpaid political leave from that job. Until then, she waits. “I’m actually really not nervous. I think all that nervousness and emotional rollercoaster was probably spent … I’m pretty numb I think. I have wonderful family, wonderful friends, wonderful job. It’s completely up to the voters who they think should carry on and I’ll just look forward to seeing the results on the 29th and seeing where my life will go from there.”

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BC’s Anti-Gang Police

CFSEU-BC IS MADE UP OF POLICE OFFICERS FROM: Abbotsford Police Department, Canada Border Services Agency, Central Saanich Police Service, Delta Police Department, New Westminster Police Department, Organized Crime Agency of British Columbia, Port Moody Police Department, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Saanich Police Department, Transit Police, Vancouver Police Department, Victoria Police Department, West Vancouver Police Department. Other partners include the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Organized Crime Agency of British Columbia (OCABC), a fully independent and provincially-designated police agency.

MESSAGE FROM BC’S ANTI-GANG POLICE UNIT We are extremely pleased to present you with our first Community Report. As the Chief Officer of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia, I am privileged to lead a team of 400 officers and civilians who are committed to the suppression of organized crime and gang violence throughout our province. As we have seen too often, gangs and organized crime groups have a callous disregard for the safety of others and when disputes arise, it potentially puts us all at risk. We’ve had some gang murders that have taken place in public places such as Kelowna, Vancouver and Burnaby—few cities and towns are immune to gang violence. This is unacceptable to me and to the law enforcement community. Recently, we have seen some worrying gang trends in our province especially in the use of weaponry, such as explosives. There is also growing instability in the overall organized crime environment in Canada and that is reflected in the rising violence among organized crime groups, mainly located in B.C., Ontario and Quebec. We have seen these criminal groups begin to align with one another in order to commit violent acts to target the opposing gangs. Gang and organized crime members are more mobile now relocating to the other provinces but continuing their criminal activity here in B.C. CFSEU-BC was ahead of the curve as we have already aligned with our law enforcement partners in British Columbia through this important integrated unit. Senior officers meet weekly as part of the National Tactical Enforcement Priority (NTEP) and Provincial Tactical Enforcement Priority (PTEP) programs. These strategies are key as criminal groups migrate around the country establishing new criminal alliances that have an impact on our citizens. We are organizing against organized crime and gang violence. This is our story…. Dan Malo CFSEU - BC Chief Officer

Organizing against organized crime and gangs The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia is the province’s anti-gang police unit. It is an integrated joint forces operation that draws and develops highly-specialized officers from federal, provincial and municipal agencies around the province. This integrated approach enhances intelligence sharing, coordination and strategic deployment against threats of violence posed by organized crime groups and gangs in B.C. Our police officers and civilian staff are highly motivated, progressive and known for developing groundbreaking methods and techniques. Being flexible and innovative in the way we pursue gangs and organized crime enables us to reduce the public safety threat on our citizens. CFSEU-BC is governed by a Board of Governance that includes RCMP and municipal law enforcement officers and representatives of the province. Our investigators have been involved in a number of high-profile investigations including Project E-Pavid that led to the discovery of an underground tunnel in Aldergrove used to transfer drugs between Canada and the United States and Project Blizzard which involved 700 targets in a massive international money laundering scheme.


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▸ BC ’S A N T I - GA N G P O L I C E

the victims.

PERSONS OF INTEREST (POI) INVOLVED IN GANGRELATED CRIME AND ACTIVITIES ▸ The average age of a Person of Interest in a gang crime is about 36 years old. ▸ Almost all POI are men and range in age between 19 at the youngest to 65 for the oldest. ▸ A POI is mostly likely to become a leader when they are in their late twenties to early thirties. ▸ About 41 per cent of all POI had a criminal conviction.

DURING AN INVESTIGATION INTO A MEGAMETHAMPHETAMINE LAB, POLICE OFFICERS FOUND 30 FIREARMS, THOUSANDS OF ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION, AND A GRENADE STORED IN A HOME WHERE A 19-MONTH OLD TODDLER WAS LIVING. SOME OF THE FIREARMS WERE STORED IN THE CHILD’S BEDROOM

▸ POI themselves are often on record for violence, armed and/or dangerous behavior. ▸ Other POI are often charged or convicted of criminal offences including assault, frauds, firearms, impaired driving, trafficking, production, distribution and possession of drugs. CFSEU-BC Research

Led by Dr. Gerry Stearns, CFSEU-BC’s’s Policy andStrategic Directions section reviewed the nature and character of gang-related homicides in Metro Vancouver municipalities including the City of Chilliwack from 2006 to 2010. The victim’s age, gender, previous criminal background, gang affiliations, location of body, and cause of death, were some of the factors reviewed by the researchers. The research paints a grim picture for those who become involved in organized crime and gangs whether they are on the periphery, linked to it through direct associations, or actual members. A typical gang-related homicide victim is about 30 years old, and primarily male. During the four-year period of study, 118 people – 112 men and six women– were murdered. While most of the victims were about 30, other victims ranged in age from 17 to 59. CFSEU-BC’s researchers found that the vast majority of victims had previous charges or convictions involving drugs with the highest number in the trafficking category. Many of the victims also had violent criminal pasts. Equally compelling, the majority of victims were members of a gang, not just associates or minor players. “At the time these young men and women were murdered, nearly 30 per cent of them were gang or organized crime members,” notes Dr. Gerry Stearns. The most common membership came from the Independent Soldiers (7), the Red Scorpions (7) and

the United Nations Gang (5). Others held membership in a variety of groups including Persian and Asian organized crime and the Hells Angels. “The rest of the victims were non-members but associated to the gang, or were girlfriends. Most disturbing, some of those killed were innocent bystanders caught unaware in the middle of a gang war,” she says.

GANG MEMBERS LIKELY TO DIE BEFORE AGE 30 RESEARCH SHOWS

One of those victims was Jonathan Barber who was killed in 2008, after he picked up a vehicle in which he was going to install a custom stereo system. The car belonged to one of the notorious Bacon brothers who were allegedly being targeted by other gang members at the time. Jonathan, 23 at the time of his death, was not involved in any criminal activity but was in the wrong place at the wrong time. CSFEU-BC’s research also showed that many of the victims were murdered in places familiar to them such as near their vehicles, near their homes or in their own neighbourhoods. Mirroring their own violent past, the degree of the violence the victims suffered was staggering with the majority of the victims—84.8 per cent—shot, followed by eight per cent who were viciously beaten and 5.9 per cent who were stabbed. One person was found burned to death. CFSEU-BC research found that virtually every community in Metro Vancouver has been touched by gang violence either through murders in their neighbourhoods or by their own residents being killed. “This kind of research, gives us a baseline of the level and degree of fatal gang-related violence that we are experiencing today in British Columbia,” says Dr. Stearns.

The takeaway: While the gang-murder rate and ensuing violence is down from a peak in 2009, some of these murders have taken place in high-density areas, which puts the health and safety of our citizens at risk. However, it should be noted that many of these murders—78 per cent—did take place close to the victims’ homes or vehicles.

1990s - Ethnic-based gangs ▸ Indo-Canadian, Asian and Middle Eastern Late 1990s –2000s: Multi-Ethnic gangs ▸ United Nations gang, Red Scorpions (Bacon Brothers), Independent Soldiers

▸ Business alliances of groups that were at one time opposing one another ▸ Less emphasis on initiation and branding ▸ Multiple crime groups coming together to share expertise in order to capture illicit markets

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▸ Average age of the victim is about 30 years old ▸ The majority of victims—96 per cent— are men  ▸ 29 per cent of the victims were flagged as dangerous, violent, or armed ▸ Over 60 per cent have been charged or convicted of one criminal offence with more than 20 per cent charged or convicted of a violent offence ▸ 78 per cent of the bodies were found in or near their cars or homes ▸ Two thirds of the murder victims’ bodies were found in their home jurisdiction ▸ The majority—over 80 per cent—were killed by gunshot

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Dr. Stearns, a registered psychologist has been with CFSEU-BC since 2000.

WHAT OUR RESEARCH SHOWS:

In 1980, law enforcement listed just a handful of gangs and organized crime groups operating in British Columbia. Today, it is estimated that 188 criminal groups exist in a province where the gang and organized crime landscape is enterprise-driven. Gangs are no longer based on ethnicity. Due to sustained law enforcement efforts, they are reluctant to identify themselves. Even outlaw motorcycle gangs like the Hells Angels are reluctant to wear their “colours” regularly.

2010 – 2013: Enterprise groups

GANG LIFE, NASTY, SHORT AND BRUTISH If you are 30, a male and have a violent criminal past, your probability of becoming a victim of a gang-related murder increases substantially research by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia has found.

ORGANIZED CRIME AND GANGS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

UNIFORM TEAMS BY THE NUMBERS (2012)

▸ BC’s largest Integrated provincial police unit ▸ 14 law enforcement agencies make up CFSEU-BC ▸ Over 400 employees ▸ Nine investigative teams and six specialty service teams ▸ Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Coordinators ▸ Asset Forfeiture Investigative Team (AFIT) ▸ Uniform gang enforcement teams ▸ Firearms Enforcement Team ▸ Four offices around the province: Prince George, Kelowna, Vancouver Island and Metro Vancouver

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History of a small neighbourhood with a big heart About 150 years ago, Burnaby Heights was part of the rolling landscape that would one day be Greater Vancouver. In contrast to South Burnaby, North Burnaby’s early development was in a sense, an extension of Vancouver. The Heights commercial area has been a street-level community shopping area for over 100 years now, and still retains much of its unique flavor. In the early 1900s thousands of immigrants came to the west coast of B.C. With the opening of Hastings Street in 1902, and the arrival of the streetcar in North Burnaby in 1908, Burnaby was finally open for larger settlement, and with population growth, the first merchants soon appeared. The first grocer in the Heights, run by the Goodridge family, was located at Alpha and Hastings, and later, a second was opened near Willingdon and Hastings by the Field family. Prior to the First World War, most of the stores were near Boundary and Hastings, and included a butcher shop, a hardware shop, as well as a grocery store, with a druggist, bakery and print shop opening a few years later. In North Burnaby, the impetus for development was two fold: the extension of Hastings Street, and the trolley line that accompanied this extension, which ran on a single track from Boundary to Ellesmere Avenue. From 1926 to 1954, a number of factors helped shape North Burnaby. The Depression years from 1930 to 1939 led to many bankruptcies and following that, the Second World War was a period of sacrifice, and growth did not begin again until the post-war years. The newcomers to North Burnaby in this era 5/24/2013 9:01:44 AM were more varied than in previous times. During this time, the North Burnaby Board of Trade was established and was active in the widening of Hastings Street, provision of ornamental street lighting, garbage disposal, transportation problems, and activities aimed at the betterment of living conditions in the

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community. In 1954, the business people of North Burnaby formed a group called the North Burnaby Merchants. Within 10 years, nearly 90 per cent of the businesses on Hastings belonged to the association and were actively involved. They organized “Old Fashion Days,” a customer appreciation event. And in 1979, a group was organized to fight the provincial Department of Highways’ plan to remove street level parking, which would have impacted the integrity of the area. They were successful in their initial endeavour. Encouraged by their success, and in conjunction with the community, the North Burnaby Merchants organized a new event named “Hats Off Day.” It was a way for the merchants to recognize their customers and take their hats off to them. This event has grown immensely over the years, merging with a neighbourhood pride celebration, and has become Burnaby’s biggest parade and street festival. Through the 1980s, the Heights commercial district grew, as did the work and efforts of the Merchants Association, which formed as an official BIA in 1994. The Heights Merchants Association was the first business improvement area in Burnaby and was recently joined by the North Road Business Improvement Association in 2009. The diversity, history and unique partnership between the community at large and the merchants continue to make the Heights one of the few communities in the Lower Mainland that truly feels like a small town with a big heart. —Courtesy Heights Merchants Association


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Hats Off to Our Community As a Burnaby-based financial institution, G&F Financial Group is here to help people and businesses achieve financial growth and success. Join us for our Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at our North Burnaby Branch (on the corner of Hastings and Carleton) during Hats Off Day on Saturday, June 1 to celebrate our community! Drop by our booth to take photos with our themed props and to enter our photo contest for a chance to win a $500 term deposit! Giveaways and an exclusive product special will also be available. It will be a high-energy day on Hastings Street on Saturday, June 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. as Hats Off Day includes music, food and fun.

Hats Off features tea party theme their unique and entertaining precision riding. Their job done, the street will fill with marching bands, clowns, floats and representatives of community groups in the parade. Once it passes, Hastings Street will remain closed until 4 p.m. for an 11-block party featuring a variety of international foods served up by restaurants, delis and community organizations, entertainment on stages and by wandering musicians, kids activities like mini golf, crafts,

photo booths and a teapot bounce. The Vancouver Circus School will present their lively interpretation of the Mad Hatter’s tea party every hour at the Heights Fountain Square. And while Hastings Street may be closed to cars, it won’t be devoid of them as the 12th annual Hats Off Day show and shine of vintage and souped up cars, trucks and motorcycles takes over the three blocks east of Willingdon. • For more information, and a complete list of activities, go to www.hatsoffday.com.

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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.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013 NewsLeader A17

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HMA’s members are located along Hastings Street between Boundary Road and Gamma Avenue. The association is funded by a special property tax levy, which is voted on by the membership and enacted as a bylaw by the City of Burnaby. The HMA uses the levy to promote and enhance the Heights in many ways, including: improving its physical attractiveness, organizing special events, attracting shoppers and businesses to the area, solving problems and lobbying on behalf of its members, implementing plans for our neighbourhood’s future and contributing to the community in multiple ways. It is the mandate of the HMA to work on behalf of its members to create and promote the economic development of the Heights commercial district in cooperation with the community. Below are a few of the ways in which we try to achieve this objective: Safety and security: Prevent crime and foster security • Support Business Watch Program • Distribute security alerts • Host safety workshops and seminars as needed in partnership with the RCMP • Member of the Community Policing Advisory

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Working for merchants in Burnaby Heights Promoting a distinct commercial area in North Burnaby is the Heights Merchants Association (HMA), a Business Improvement Area (BIA) consisting of more than 350 merchants and 150 property owners. The HMA actively promotes the Heights, improves its physical attractiveness, organizes events, attracts shoppers and businesses to the area, solves problems and advocates on behalf of its members, implements plans for the neighbourhood’s future, and contributes to the community in multiple ways. It is the mandate of the HMA to work on behalf of its members to create and promote the economic development of the Heights commercial district in cooperation with the community.

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Committee (CPAC) Street beautification: Enhance our local character and physical environment • Litter pick up four times a week • Power washing program (available for merchants to borrow to clean their storefronts) • Decorative street banner program • Tree well maintenance • Bi-annual mural program • Anti-graffiti initiatives • Seasonal street tree lighting Event planning: Host events and celebrations to foster a strong sense of place • Organize and facilitate events, including Hats Off Day, Giro di Burnaby (City of Burnaby event), Halloween on the Heights, Light up the Heights and Chinese New Year Marketing and promotions: Market and promote the area on behalf of merchants • Develop campaigns and initiatives that promote the Heights, including a website, media relations and advertising, and participating in the monthly Heights insert in the local paper • Develop marketing materials, such as the annual Heights Business Directory as well as the Heights Guide and Map, which are distributed to thousands of homes throughout Burnaby, Vancouver, the North Shore and Port Moody • Actively engage in social

media • Business recruitment initiatives • Create popular promotional items, such as Heights shopping bags and umbrellas Communication and member services: Build member relations • Provide welcome kits for new merchants • Provide business kits for prospective merchants • Publish Heights Outlook newsletter (semi-annually) • Produce The Pulse e-bulletins (bi-weekly) • Publish Heights Business Directory (annually) • Maintain Heights web directory of businesses • Host seminars and events, including networking open houses and mixers • Conduct member and customer surveys (conducted periodically) • Engage in special projects such as professional marketing surveys and re-branding strategies Advocacy: Support the success and needs of our merchants • Work on behalf of our members on various municipal and provincial issues as they arise and impact our commercial district. • HOV lane • Parking • Pedestrian friendliness and safety • Streetscape enhancements, such as public art projects, pole painting, and hanging flower basket program

Hats Off

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A20 NewsLeader Wednesday, May 29, 2013

HATS OFF DAY PARADE - SATURDAY JUNE 1, 2013

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Please note that on Saturday, June 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., parking and driving restrictions will be in effect in the Heights. Please note where you live and usually shop and plan your route accordingly. No Parking - 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Assembly Area • Beta - Both sides between Hastings and Confederation Park • Albert - Both sides between Willingdon and Gamma No Parking - 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. • City parking lot at Pender and Willingdon • City parking lot at the S.E. corner of Albert and Carleton (RCMP parking only) No Stopping - 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Hastings - between Boundary and Gamma • Pender - between Boundary and Gamma • Holdom - East side between Hastings and Frances • Gamma - between Albert and Parker • Parker - South side from 4764 Parker to 4820 Parker • Both sides of the following streets between Albert and Pender a. Esmond b. Ingleton c. MacDonald d. Gilmore e. Madison f. Rosser g. Alpha • Carleton - Albert to lane way south of Hastings • Beta - Both sides between Hastings and Pender • Pandora - North side between Boundary and Willingdon • Triumph - North side Boundary to Esmond - North side Ingleton to Madison - South side Madison to Rosser • Dundas - North side Boundary to Gilmore - South side Gilmore to Carleton - North side Carleton to Willingdon • Frances - North side between Ingleton and MacDonald - North side Gilmore to Delta (NEW) • Georgia - North side Boundary to Delta (NEW) • Union - North side Boundary to Delta (NEW) • Venables - North side Gilmore to Willingdon (NEW) • Boundary - East side Hastings to Albert • MacDonald - East side from Albert to lane way to the north (for Transit) Handicapped Parking Only - 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Carleton - Both sides Pender to lane way to the north • City parking lot at Alpha and Pender No Parking - 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Dispersal Area • Albert - Both sides Boundary to Ingleton Handicapped Drop Off & Pick Up 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. • North side Pender and Alpha - 40 foot zone • North side Pender and Madison - 40 foot zone IF YOUR CAR IS TOWED: Vehicles parked in the above locations will be ticketed and towed by Mundie’s Towing (604-526-9677) and will be held at Confederation Park until 12 noon on Hats Off Day. You may pick up your vehicle before 12 noon at no charge; however, after 12 noon, you will need to pick up vehicles from Mundie’s Towing (Kingsway at Griffiths) at your own expense. Thank you for your understanding.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013 NewsLeader A21 ▸ CONTINU ED F R O M P G 1 2 ▸ C FS EU - BC

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breaking the code. BUILDING RESILIENT YOUTH A PRESCRIPTION AGAINST INVOLVEMENT IN GANGS

tips. HOW TO KEEP YOUR CHILD OUT OF A GANG ▸ Promote self-esteem and humility ▸ Spend quality time with your child ▸ Be a positive role model and set the right example ▸ Get to know your child’s friends and their families ▸ Teach your child how to cope with peer pressure ▸ Get involved in your kid’s school activities Youth who did not become involved in gangs rated the following character strengths in themselves, in a recent survey as most important to them. The findings suggest that these characteristics should be promoted and valued by parents and the community as a way to build resiliency against gang membership: HUMOUR. LOVE. HONESTY. TEAM WORK. KINDNESS. CREATIVITY. THANKFULNESS.

Protective factors that build resiliency against gang involvement include: ▸ Creating a positive social environment that surrounds the youth through community support, family and service organizations ▸ Building strong family bonds, completing school, and having a positive peer group ▸ Promoting social, economic and cultural policies and programs that support positive youth development

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A22 NewsLeader Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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CFSEU-BC not only employs innovative enforcement methods against violent gangs and organized crime groups, the agency also houses a robust and active research section that analyses the gang crime environment in the region. This helps law enforcement gain a better understanding of the who, why, what, where and how these incidents are occurring. For instance, gang-related homicides are carefully tracked by CFSEU-BC researchers throughout the year.

WE USE SPECIFIC CRITERIA WHEN ANALYZING GANGRELATED HOMICIDES INCLUDING: All homicides relating to organized crime groups, including OC members, family members and/or any innocent bystanders during an incident. Victims who were targeted as a result of their involvement or association with all levels of organized crime groups. Homicides as a result of gang disputes, external and internal conflicts, vendetta, intimidation, enforcement, retaliation. Circumstances surrounding the incident are taken into consideration to ascertain if the occurrence is gangrelated. Gang-related homicides in BC 2006-2012

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reading the signs. HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOUR CHILD MIGHT BE INVOLVED IN A GANG? ▸ Is your child between 17 and 25 years of age? ▸ Does your child have multiple cell phones (two to three)? ▸ Does your child go out for short periods (20-45 minutes) at all times of the day or night? ▸ Has your child left old friends and is hanging around with new kids? ▸ Does your child have something in his/her vehicle that could be used as a weapon? ▸ Does your child have a business card with his/her cell phone number on it? ▸ Does your child lock his/her room? ▸ Has your child become moody?

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▸ Substance abuse in the family ▸ Limited parental monitoring

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ANSWERING “YES” TO MANY OF THE ABOVE MAY INDICATE YOUR CHILD IS INVOLVED IN A GANG

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RECENT SUCCESSES: ▶ Project E-Nightshade The murder of Kelowna father Dain Phillips, resulted in second degree murder charges against two fullpatch Hells Angels

▶ Project E-Nimbus An international gun-trafficking case resulting in the seizure of 80 firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition

Project E-Nitrogen ◀ The murder of Jonathan Bacon in Kelowna resulted in murder charges against three gang members deeply involved in the current gang conflict

Seized hundreds of firearms ◀ Of which 314 had confirmed links to crime (2011)

CFSEU-BC MANDATE: TO TARGET, INVESTIGATE, PROSECUTE, DISRUPT AND DISMANTLE THE ORGANIZED CRIME GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS THAT POSE THE HIGHEST RISK TO PUBLIC SAFETY DUE TO THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN GANG VIOLENCE


Wednesday, May 29, 2013 NewsLeader A23

LNG impact study underway

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Tom Fletcher Black Press

VICTORIA – B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office is proceeding with impact studies on proposed liquefied natural gas development, including pipelines across the Rocky Mountains and marine terminals in the Kitimat-Prince Rupert area. The EAO is advertising for a contractor to do a “socio-economic analysis” of the range of projects, which may include five or more separate facilities to process and ship LNG to Asian markets. Proposals are being accepted until June 3, according to a request for proposals posted on the government’s BC Bid website. While the number of potential pipelines and LNG plants remains uncertain, the EAO has identified broad issues for the largest industrial project ever proposed in B.C.

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South Burnaby company Weatherhaven has been awarded a $5.6-million US contract by Boeing to modify and convert existing shelters into repair and maintenance shelters for Canada’s CH-147 helicopters. The portable special equipment shelter system will be used to provide support for the Canadian medium-to-heavy lift helicopter program that will help meet the country’s military obligations at home and abroad. The CH-147F fleet of helicopters will be based out of Canadian Forces Base Petawawa in Petawawa, Ont. Weatherhaven’s shelters will be trucked or airlifted to locations as needed. The Canadian government awarded Boeing a contract for 15 of the helicopters in June 2009. Aircraft deliveries are scheduled to begin this year. Based in the Big Bend area of Burnaby, Weatherhaven designs, engineers, manufactures and installs custom shelter systems for commercial, military and medical applications.

An LNG tanker of the kind that would load at proposed terminals at Kitimat and Prince Rupert.

They include: “potential social and economic issues arising from large and mobile capital construction workforces, injection of longer-term residential workforces in communities with proposed facility projects; potential impacts from increased dust, noise and vibration; water management and potential short-

term negative visual impacts.” Aboriginal consultation covers the Nisga’a Nation and several other bands covered by Treaty 8, signed by communities east of the Rocky Mountains in the early 1900s. There are two proposed pipelines, one by TransCanada to supply an LNG plant at Kitimat

backed by Shell, Korea Gas, Misubishi and PetroChina. Spectra Energy has partnered with British Gas Group for a pipeline and export facilities on Ridley Island at the Port of Prince Rupert. The EAO will study corridors for pipelines of up to 48 cm diameter, with right of way between 18 and 40 metres wide and up to

800 km long. A British Gas executive told the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce this week he expects only two or three of the six current proposals will proceed, as B.C. competes with Australia, Qatar and other gas exporting countries for Pacific Rim sales. twitter.com/tomfletcherbc

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A24 NewsLeader Wednesday, May 29, 2013

‘RCH saved my life’ Amie MacNeil pulled through, thanks to the expertise and cutting-edge technology at Royal Columbian

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mie MacNeil was a healthy 27-year-old when she became pregnant with her first child. But because she had suffered hydrocephalus (swelling on the brain) during her infancy, she was advised by her physician to have her baby at Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) as hers was considered a high-risk pregnancy. This cautionary advice saved her life. After a perfectly healthy pregnancy and the birth of a gorgeous little boy named Jacob, Amie experienced a postpartum hemorrhage (her uterus would not contract). This led to a cascade of interventions from drugs to surgery to help contract the uterus. As her gynecologist Dr. Peter Beresford and his team worked to stem the hemorrhage, Amie went into cardiac arrest. One of the attending anesthetists, Dr. Robert Sharpe, is also a cardiac surgeon and together with Beresford, they worked to save Amie’s life. She was put on ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation – a machine that allows for the recovery of the lungs and heart) and was placed in an induced coma for 12 days. It took two days for her to be slowly weaned off the ECMO machine. During this time, Amie’s husband Todd knew he was in danger of losing the love of his life. Emotionally conflicted, his attention was split between the joy of his first-born son and the devastation of possibly losing Amie. After almost a month in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and High Acuity Unit, Amie went home, fully recovered. Recently Amie and Todd have adopted Nolan, who is now 11 months old. This completes their happy family of four. “If I did not have our baby at RCH I probably would not have survived,” Amie says. “I was in the right place at the right time and had some of the best physicians I could have asked for at my bedside, making

decisions that saved my life. I was also fortunate that RCH had the right equipment and technology available to allow for my heart and lungs to recover during those initial days when my condition was so critical.” Her husband Todd agrees. “There really are no words to describe how terrifying that situation was,” he says. “At a time when I was meant to be celebrating the birth of my son, I was in absolute shock over the possibility of losing my wife.” “The maternity nurses at RCH were incredibly supportive, training me in all the practicalities of being a dad. The nurses in ICU went the extra mile to give me time to be with my wife Amie.” “If ever there was a reason to give, I have them by the handful!”

Above: Amie MacNeil with her newly adopted son Nolan. In the background is her husband Todd and son Jacob. Left: Amie shortly after giving birth to Jacob. “If I did not have our baby at RCH I probably would not have survived,” she says.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013 NewsLeader A25

SPORTS

Lakers struggling to start seasons The Burnaby Lakers will be looking for their first Western Lacrosse Association victory of 2013 when they play host to the Maple Ridge Burrards at Bill Copeland Arena on Friday. The Lakers fell to 0-2 with a 14-8 loss to the hometown Victoria Shamrocks on Friday. It was a game dominated by the ’Rocks who pounded Burnaby goalies Dan Lewis and Joe Bell with 57 shots and holding leads of 5-3 and 9-5 at the intermissions. Dane Stevens had a goal and four assists for Burnaby with Shaun Dhaliwal collecting two goals and helping out on another. Decker Jackson also scored twice for the Lakers with other goals coming from the sticks of Colton Clark, Blake Mattinson and Darren Kinnear. Victoria was four-for-11 on the powerplay while Burnaby was threefor-seven.

Junior squad struggles So far this spring hasn’t been much fun for the Burnaby Jr. Lakers. They are 1-8 in the B.C. Junior A The Langley Thunder battle the visiting Burnaby Lakers in a midget girls minor lacrosse game at George Preston Arena on Saturday.

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A26 NewsLeader Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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BC Children’s Hospital helps kids get care closer to home BC Children’s Hospital has played a big role in Kaitlyn Morovic’s life. The three-yearold was born with Down syndrome and two holes in her heart, and spent the first six weeks of her life in the hospital. Her mother Heather still raves about the care Kaitlyn receives at Children’s while also celebrating the fact that she now has what she calls her “direct link” to BC Children’s in the form of Richmond-based pediatrician Dr. Erik Swartz. “Dr. Swartz has expertise in Kaitlyn’s condition and everything that’s secondary to it,” Morovic says. “Although Children’s is just 20 minutes away, it’s great to be able to get an appointment quickly with Dr. Swartz, and he’s just a few minutes from home.” Swartz works in the General Pediatrics Clinic, which is part of the Child Health Centre at Richmond Hospital. The Child Health Centre was established with $800,000 in support from Child Health BC, an initiative of BC Children’s Hospital aimed at ensuring all children in BC have access to a consistent standard of care no matter where in the province they live. The centre is also home to the Early Childhood Mental Health Program and the Noakes Primary Care Maternity Clinic. “The fact that Kaitlyn is able to receive specialized care so close to home is exactly

what we’re looking for,” says Dr. Maureen O’Donnell, executive director of Child Health BC. Child Health BC’s activities took off after Overwaitea Food Group became the lead benefactor with a pledge of $20 million in support in 2007. TELUS and Scotiabank later made gifts of $5 million and $1 million, respectively. This support had an immediate impact, says O’Donnell. Pediatric clinics established with Child Health BC’s support in Nanaimo and Prince George have thousands of patient visits annually; additional travelling clinics are staffed by BC Children’s caregivers in communities across the province; and over 1,000 health professionals have participated in Child Health BC’s workshops. O’Donnell credits Overwaitea Food Group’s donation with Child Health BC’s growing reach across the province, noting that it’s a perfect fit for an organization with a presence in so many BC communities. Overwaitea Food Group President Darrell Jones agrees. “We’re committed to the health and wellness of kids and families in BC,” says Jones. “We’ve been proud to support BC Children’s Hospital for more than two decades – and with the help of our communities, we’ve contributed millions of dollars toward hospital improvement projects,

advocacy programs and important research initiatives. We’re grateful for the amazing support of our local communities, team members, customers and supplier partners who have all played a key role in making this fundraising success possible.” Child Health BC is part of a larger transformation in the way BC’s children receive care, says Larry Gold, president of BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children. The transformation also includes the construction of a new BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. “We want to ensure children have access to a consistent standard of care, whether they live in Smithers, Campbell River or Castlegar; and there will always be children who need care that’s only available in a children’s hospital,” says Gold. BC Children’s Hospital Foundation has raised close to $170 million, including Overwaitea Food Group’s gift and $25 million from Teck Resources Limited, in its $200-million capital campaign to support construction of the new hospital and Child Health BC. Gold says that the new hospital, which will open in 2018, will be family-friendly, making it easier for families from outside the Lower Mainland to remain with their children. Beyond the money being raised for the new hospital and Child Health BC, Gold says the hospital also counts on donations of about $14 million a year to support research, equipment purchases and training. On June 1 and 2 BC Children’s Hospital Foundation will hold its annual Miracle Weekend celebration on Global BC, to raise the millions the hospital needs to cover its urgent annual needs. “Every year people from across the province make donations in support of the hospital and it makes a huge difference,” says Gold. “Kaitlyn Morovic is proof of that.” Heather Morovic says she’s grateful for both the care Kaitlyn receives at BC Children’s and the support she gets on a regular basis from Dr. Swartz. “He just gets it,” she says. “And Kaitlyn is doing fantastic. She’s walking and trying hard to talk, and she certainly knows how to pull on the heart strings. With BC Children’s and Dr. Swartz on our side, we couldn’t ask for a better support team.”

BC Children’s Hospital treated over 81,000 children last year. Approximately 67 per cent of those children came from outside the City of Vancouver.

JUNE 1 & 2, 2013 On June 1 and 2, tune in to Miracle Weekend, broadcast live from BC Children’s Hospital, on Global BC from 7:00pm on Saturday, June 1 until 5:30pm on Sunday, June 2 The 26th annual BC Children’s Hospital’s Miracle Weekend is a two-day celebration that showcases the best of BC Children’s Hospital: patients, their families, caregivers and supporters who come from every corner of BC. BC Children’s Hospital receives over 200,000 visits from patients from across the province every year. Donations help the hospital deliver the best in care every day, and are helping to prepare for the future by supporting the construction of a new BC Children’s Hospital and better access to care for children in or close to their home communities. Please support BC Children’s Hospital.

Donate at GiveSpace.ca or call 1-888-663-3033

At the Overwaitea Food Group, we’re very proud of our longstanding commitment to investing in the health of kids and their families. We’re grateful to everyone who supports us in this effort. Our team members, customers and suppliers have all played a key role in our fundraising success over the years. We’ve been supporting BC Children’s Hospital for more than two decades, and we’ve raised millions of dollars in support of capital improvement projects, important research initiatives and advocacy programs designed to help keep our kids safe by reducing preventable injuries. In 2007, we made a $20 million pledge to support Child Health BC, an initiative of BC Children’s Hospital that helps get kids in BC get the care they need, closer to home. Since then, we’ve raised more than $10.7 million toward our goal, and Child Health BC has been able to put this concept into action in a number of communities throughout BC. We are grateful for the amazing commitment and fund raising efforts driven by OFG team members who encourage the generosity of our customers and suppliers.

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It may be the closest anyone gets to a full public hearing on a controversial proposal to build a new coal export terminal in Surrey. Metro Vancouver’s board voted Friday to throw open its June 14 meeting to delegations on the topic and officials from Port Metro Vancouver and Fraser Surrey Docks will be there to answer questions. Critics of the plan to increase coal shipments by rail and then barge have zeroed in on the failure of the port – the final deciding body – to adequately consider opposition, which includes those who want U.S. coal to stay in the ground and not add to climatewarming emissions as well as neighbourhood opponents who either fear escaping coal dust or don’t want more trains rolling by. “I think it’s ironic it’s come down to regional government being the one who’s trying to organize public hearings around this issue when the port authority is the public agency with the power to make the decisions,” said Kevin Washbrook of Voters Taking Action on Climate Change. He said the port

coal trains should be sprayed down again with dust suppressants just before they enter B.C. And she is also seeking better data on the air emissions from the region’s existing coal export operations ahead of a board vote. Metro Vancouver officials confirmed their mobile air quality testing unit could be used to compare emissions from passing coal trains to ambient conditions, but gave no indication whether such testing will actually be ordered. New Westminster politicians fear coal dust could blow across the Fraser River to their city from the new Surrey terminal.

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Wills Workshop: Learn what should be included in a will and what is meant by legal terms such as executor, codicil and living will. An experienced lawyer will present the overview. This free workshop is presented in partnership with the Canadian Bar Association. Free but registration required. When: Monday, June 3, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Where: Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch library, 6100 Willingdon Ave., Burnaby. Register: www. bpl.bc.ca/events or 604-4365400. Wait Until Dark: The Vagabond Players presents Frederick Knott’s exciting thriller, Wait Until Dark. When a cool-asice conman smooth-talks his way into the home of an unsuspecting blind woman, she soon discovers she’s harbouring a dangerous prize and that he’ll do anything to get it. Not suitable for young children. When: Until June 15, 8 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Where: Bernie Legge Theatre, Queen’s Park, New Westminster. Tickets: $15, Seniors/Students $13. Reservations: 604-521-0412 or reservations@vagabondplayers. ca. Block Watch Information Session: Burnaby RCMP is recruiting new Block Watch teams to help reduce crime in the city by raising awareness in neighbourhoods of suspicious activity or crime and relaying information on updated crime trends and crime prevention tips from police. When: Thursday, May 30, 6 to 8 p.m. Where: Burnaby city hall council chambers, 4949 Canada Way. RSVP by May 17: burnaby_ blockwatch@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Burnaby Farmers’ Market: Featuring organic and conventional produce, honey, dips, cheese, jams, meat pies and more. Book exchange, kids play area, games table, and live music. When: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., until Oct. 26. Where: Burnaby City Hall, north parking lot, 4949 Canada Way at Deer Lake Parkway. Info: Lyn at 604628-8226 or 604-318- 0487 or www.artisanmarkets.ca.

Burnaby North Secondary School: Class of 1963 50th Reunion. When: Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. Where: Executive Plaza Hotel, 405 North Road, Coquitlam. Info: 604-802-8772.

Japanese Canadian Internment bus tour: The Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre is now offering a five-day bus tour to visit many historical sites from Japanese Canadian experiences during World War II. The tour will visit 12 locations in B.C. that played a part in the internment. When: June 17 to 21. Info: http://centre. nikkeiplace.org/internmentbus-tour-2013/, Nichola Ogiwara at jcnm@nikkeiplace.org or 604777-7000 ext.109.

OngOing Burnaby-New Westminster Newcomers and Friends Club: Club welcomes women who are new to the area, as well as longtime residents. Meet women of all ages and cultures to make new friends. When: Dinner meeting the second Wednesday of each month plus various events including book club, craft group, social Saturdays, etc. Info: Lenore, 604294-6913.


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Reunites Loved Ones One visit will amaze you! CALL TODAY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW.

ANDREW’S LAWN CUTTING and Trimming. Cell # (778)773-2703 Reasonable Rates. Free Estimates.

GARDENING

Always! Landscaping Services, Pwr Raking, Delivery, Spreading, Yard &Rubbish cleanup 604.230.0627

CALL

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

www.benchmarkpainting.homestars.com

PATIO HEATERS ATERS FROM $85

332

GARDEN ARDEN BUR BURNERS RNERS ONLY $1 $100

PAVING/SEAL COATING .

ASPHALT PAVING

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 ★

604-618-2949

25 yrs in roofing industry

Family owned & operated. Fully ins. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles, torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warr. 604-427-2626 or 723-2626

PLUMBING

356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

Bulldog Disposal Co.

C & C Electrical Mechanical

Residential / Commercial

604-475-7077 CRESCENT Plumbing & Heating Licensed Residential 24hr. Service

Home & Yard Clean Ups

No Job Too Small Free Estimates ~ 7 Days/Wk

Call Tony 604-834-2597

AFFORDABLE MOVING

Bro Marv Plumbing

604-537-4140 1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.

24/7 plumbing, heating, plugged drains BBB ACCREDITED

call (604)582-1598 bromarv.com

100% Heating & Plumbing 24/7 Certified, Insured & Bonded

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

RELIABLE & AFFORDABLE

www.paintspecial.com

Journeyman Call 604-345-0899

604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. A1 PAINTING Co. Exterior painting & Pressure Washing. Exc prices. Call Inderjit (604)721-0372

RIVERBEND DRIVE BURNABY 604.525.8333 (Marine Way at Marshland)

10% OFF - Call 604.812.9721 AMG ROOFING & SIDING. Re-roofing, new roof, gutters. WCB

RECYCLE-IT!

LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE

#1-5628

www.mainlandroof.com

338

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005

From 1, 3, 5, 7 & 10 Ton Trucks Licensed ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free Estimate/Senior Discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

STACKING WICKER STAC CKING CHAIRS $24 CK WICKER STACKING BENCH $69

Mainland Roofing Ltd.

GET the best for your moving 24/7 From $40/hr. Licensed & Insured. Seniors Discount. 778-773-3737

Running this ad for 8yrs

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

FINAL CLEARANCE

OUTDOOR PATIO FURNITURE: DINING & BISTRO SETS, BENCHES• FIREPITS • INDOOR FURNITURE • POTTERY ELECTRIC FIREPLACES • SCREEN DOORS AND MO ORE... OR REFURBISHED ISHED

778-997-9582

www.bulldogdisposal.ca

$45/Hr

C & C Electrical Mechanical

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

• Hot water tanks • Furnaces • Broilers • Plugged Drains 778-862-0560

www.affordablemovers.bc.com

www.bcclassified.com

WAREHOUSE SALE

FIVE STAR ROOFING

“ ABOVE THE REST “ Interior & Exterior Unbeatable Prices & Professional Crew. • Free Est. • Written Guarantee • No Hassle • Quick Work • Insured • WCB

All your carpentry needs & handyman requirements.

604-218-3064

Recycle your unused items, place a classified ad TODAY!

MAY 31ST 9 - 4 PM & JUNE 1ST 9 - 2 PM

Roofing Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.

EXCEL ROOFING LTD. All kinds of roofing work. Reroof, New, Repairs. Free est. (778)878-2617

288 242

HILLSIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH 1393 AUSTIN AVE. HOT DOGS, POP & BAKING FOR SALE

Stan’s Painting

MILANO PAINTING & RENOS. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Specializing in *Palm, *Tarot Cards, *Crystal Ball Readings.

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

604.562.0957 or 604.961.0324

604-773-7811 or 604-432-1857

Specializing in • Concrete • Forming • Framing • Siding

188

Sat. June 1st 9am-2pm

Liability Insurance/BBB/10% off with ad

NO CREDIT CHECKS

www.topdogloans.com 604.503.BARK (2275)

GARAGE SALE

•New Roofs •Re-Roofs •Repairs

No Credit Checks!

•MONEY TODAY! •$500-$5000 • Instant Approvals • 60 Day Loans • Privacy Assured • Burnaby & Surrey Locations

GARAGE SALES

HUMONGOUS

Eastcan Roofing & Siding

Cash same day, local office.

40 Yrs Exp.. She’ll tell you Past, Present & Future

604-653-5928

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS ALWAYS! GUTTER Cleaning & Roof Blowing, Moss Control,30 yrs exp., Reliable! Simon 604-230-0627

551

COQUITLAM:

Brad 778-552-3900

www.PitStopLoans.com 604-777-5046

SPIRITUAL

Psychic Healer Discover the power of

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

A Dream Landscaping. Lawn mowing, aerate, power rake, trim, prune. Res/Com. 604-724-4987.

320 PERSONAL SERVICES

Call Ian 604-724-6373

•Lawn Cuts/Trim •Aerating •Leaf Cleanup •Power Rake •Hedge & Shrub Trimming •Pruning Trees •23 yrs. exp. •Insured •Free Estimates

FABRICATOR Wanted for Foundation drilling company. We build custom in house tooling and repair equipment. Interested parties please email resume with certifications to:

POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

15% SENIORS DISCOUNT A+ Rating with BB Bureau

JUNK REMOVAL • Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses • More

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 372

SUNDECKS

Recycled Earth Friendly HOT TUBS ARE NO PROBLEM!

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 374

TREE SERVICES

TREE & STUMP removal done RIGHT! • Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates 604-787-5915/604-291-7778

604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

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

www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca

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

PETS 477

bradsjunkremoval.com

PETS

Hauling Anything.. But Dead Bodies!! 20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !

374

TREE SERVICES

604.220.JUNK(5865) Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988

Airedale Terrier pups. P/b, ckc reg., micro, health guar, 604-8192115. email: lovethem@telus.net

Look Who’s Hiring! Browse through bcclassified.com’s career and employment listings in the 100’s.

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 ABC TREE MEN Pruning, Shaping, Tree Removal & Stump Grinding. 604-521-7594 604-817-8899


Wednesday, May 29, 2013 NewsLeader A31 PETS 477

PETS

CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 GERMAN SHEPHERD Pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines. 604-856-8161. GOLDEN DOODLE puppies. Mom is a Golden Retriever (68lbs) & Dad is a Poodle (50lbs). Various shades of gold and blond. Males & females. Ready to go mid June, raised in home with children. Our dogs are part of our family and life, we hope for the same for our pups. Will have 1st shots and deworming. $950 Mission 604-820-4827.

HUSKY WOLF X pups. 3 F; 9 wks old. $500/ea. 1st shots/dewormed. Glenn 604-308-3396 Boston Bar.

ITALIAN MASTIFF (Cane Corso)

REAL ESTATE 625

FOR SALE BY OWNER

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 REVELSTOKE, B.C. - To view information and pictures on our house, please visit our BLOG www.afinehouseforsale.blogspot.ca

627

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-657-9422 P/B blue brindle ~ 1 Female Ready to go. 1st shots & tails/dew claws done. ULTIMATE FAMILY GUARDIAN $1000 604-308-5665

PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS FROM $140,000 Also; Spectacular 3 Acre Parcel at $390,000 1-250-558-7888 www.orlandoprojects.com ~ FINANCING AVAILABLE ~

POMERANIAN - 10 weeks old. 2 black males. 1st shot, vet checked, paper trained. $500 (604)941-2959

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

509

AUCTIONS

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

COQUITLAM - 1 bdrm near Lougheed mall / skytrain, 533 Cottonwood, reno’d, adult bldg. Clean, N/P, gated parking & video surveillance. $795/m incls. Heat & H/W. Avail. June 1. Crime-Free Certified. Call: 604-937-7812 Visit: www.greatapartments.ca COQUITLAM

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

Call (604) 931-2670

RENTALS 748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION

548

• DIFFICULTY SELLING ? • Difficulty Making Payments? No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

RENTALS 706

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

FURNITURE

Sandy 604 945 5864 sandy@terramanagement.ca

MISC. FOR SALE

AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Since 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions; www.bigirondrilling.com. Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. Restless Leg Syndrome & Leg Cramps? Fast Relief In One Hour. Sleep At Night. Proven For Over 32 Years. www.allcalm.com Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660. SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDING - BLOWOUT CLEARANCE SALE! 20X22 $4,188. 25X26 $4,799. 30X34 $6,860. 32X44 $8,795. 40X50 $12,760. 47X74 $17,888. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

APARTMENT/CONDO 2 bdrm bright apt.

*NEW QUEEN MATTRESS SET* Pillow Top in Plastic. Mfr. Warranty Must Sell! $200 ~ 604-484-0379

560

810

TRANSPORTATION

AUTO FINANCING

845

750

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

BURNABY, 2/bdrm bsmt suite. N/P, N/S. Now. $900/mo. incl util. & cble. 604-779-7816, 778-892-7146 COQUITLAM:1/2 blk fr Como Lake Prk. Priv detached Bachelor ste $625 incl util N/P 604-937-0168

#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

COQUITLAM, 1 bdrm, Mundy/Austin, own entrance. NS/NP. Avail. July 1 .$750 incl utils.604-939-1785

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

COQUITLAM Como Lk/Thermal Dr. 1200 s/f, 2bdr bsmt suite, inste w/d, nr Como Lk Shopping Cntr. Avl now $1000 +1/3utils. 604-780-1099.

WINDSOR HOUSE 1 Bed. New carpet and parking included.

752

New or Used CAR or TRUCK

TOWNHOUSES

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

845 TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL 2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026

TRANSPORTATION

Call Manager @ Phone: 604-526-0147

810

WITNESS Needed: If you witnessed an accident involving a motorcyclist on the Queensborough Bridge on May 9, 2012 could you please call 604-314-7154. Thank you.

AUTO FINANCING

SURREY Central. Large 1 & 2 bdrm apts. Close to skytrain. Incl heat, cable, pkng & 3 appli’s. N/P. 604-588-4664 or 604-588-8121.

Sell your Car!

WALKER MANOR 6985 Walker Ave Bright large 1br for rent fully reno, available immediately very clean quite building.

with the &ODVVLÀHG

Please Call

604-358-9575

BURNABY

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL CHILLIWACK WAREHOUSE

Formerly Curves in Coldstream. 1800 & 1400 sq.ft or sell all including 3000 sq.ft residence, heart of Coldstream Vernon BC. Near schools, store & lake. 250-542-6261

GABLE GARDENS MOVE IN INCENTIVE • • • • • •

Nice, clean and quiet 1 bdrm, $860.00. 2 bedroom for $960.00 Walk to Highgate Close to transit & schools Upgraded suite Cat okay On site manager Please call 604-521-3448 for viewing.

BURNABY

Park Crest Apts. 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....

Call 604-540-6725

PIANO, Full keyboard, all the bells and whistles. Yamaha Clavinova. $500. Good cond. (604)531-1267 NEW 2BR/2BTH S. Surrey “Edgewater” Condo. Large deck, walk-in closet, pool, hot-tub, yoga. $1,750. Call Doug: 604-999-7050

A1 AUTO LOANS. Good, Bad or no Credit - No problem. We help with rebuilding credit & also offer a first time buyer program. Call 1-855-957-7755.

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

711

Power Pack…

Sell your vehicle FAST in the highest read community newspapers & largest online sites!

BURNABY WHATTLEKAINUM HOUSING CO-OP ORIENTATION Do you want to live in the security of a family community?

DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

Woodland surroundings, on Forest Grove Drive. Good location, close to schools, SFU and Lougheed Mall. No subsidies available. $10 application fee. Maximum housing charges; 2 bdrms $919/mo. 3 bdrms. $1029/mo. & 4 bdrms. $1134/mo. Shares $2500.

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

736

HOMES FOR RENT

MAPLE RIDGE 2 bdrm hse completely redone. Newer appl & flooring. Garage & shed on property. Lg yard. Nr Golden Ears bridge. Jun1. $1250. 604-941-2243 / 942-7876 Searching for your dream home or selling it? This is the location. Listings include everything from acreage, farms/ranches to condos and waterfront homes.

bcclassified.com

/LPLWHG Time Offer!

ONLY

CO-OP RENTALS

NO SUBSIDIES AVAILABLE Orientation: Sunday, June 2nd 1:30 p.m. at 51A-8740 Forest Grove Dr. Phone 604-420-2442

Louis Alexander Pinter by his solicitor, BRIAN J. LOUGHLIN RDM LAWYERS LLP 33695 South Fraser Way Abbotsford, BC V2S 2C1

Check our Classifieds before buying a

NEW WESTMINSTER 409 Ash St. New Westminster 1 Bed. 2nd floor and 2 Bed. Penthouse available. Heat, hot water and T.V. cable included.

RE: THE ESTATE OF JOSEPH KATONA, deceased, formerly of Burnaby, BC. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of JOSEPH KATONA are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor on or before May 27, 2013 after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which he then has notice.

SUITES, LOWER

COQUITLAM Ctr. Bright 2bdr gr/lvl full bath, share w/d. Avl now, ns/np. $850 +share utils. 604-616-2725

RIVIERA MANOR

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

PORT COQUITLAM bright furn’d room in lrg 2 bdr gr/lvl ste, full bath, nr amens, $475 incl utils, cbl & net. Avail now NS/NP Ref 604-807-9612

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

AUCTION ESTATE & ANTIQUE COLLECTABLE AUCTION, June 2 @ 1pm at Dodd’s Auction, 3311 28 Ave, Vernon. 1-866-545-3259 View photos at doddsauction.com (Specialty Auctions)

TRANSPORTATION

OKANAGAN

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

RENTALS

1-800-961-7022

2010 VENZA: Like new, only 20,000 kms, fully loaded, automatic, 6 cylinder, dvd system. $22,800. 604-575-5555.

3-LINE EXAMPLE

Size not exactly as shown

$

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A32 NewsLeader Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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