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Construction crews jackhammer up the road surface in the slow lane at the south end of the Pattullo Bridge on Saturday. The bridge was closed to all traffic over the weekend, and will be for two more weekends in August, so crews can safely make repairs that are part of the aging structure’s ongoing maintenance.

Fix to help Pattullo survive a little longer Trucks in particular take a toll on the bridge deck Mario Bartel

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A little inconvenience for weekend drivers will mean a little more life for the aging Pattullo Bridge. The bridge was closed to all traffic, including cyclists and pedestrians from Friday at 9 p.m. to early Monday morning, so work crews could make repairs to the road surface. Similar closures will

occur Aug. 9-12 and Aug. 23-26. The repair work consists mostly Bob Moore, the bridge operations of replacing sections of the deck manager for TransLink, said the where the asphalt road surface has repairs are the kind of routine separated from the concrete maintenance that might beneath it. The resulting cause lane closures on other potholes and cracks not only bridges, but the narrowness make for an uncomfortable of the 76-year-old Pattullo drive, they can also lead to necessitate closure. structural problems that “We can’t do any of the could compromise the ZABEL repairs with traffic on the bridge if they’re not fixed, bridge,” said Moore during a tour said Moore. of the site on Saturday. “It’s not With barriers and flaggers safe.” diverting traffic away from the

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bridge, the four crews working 10-hour shifts around the clock identified problem areas by dragging a heavy chain along the roadway, listening for the higher-pitched sound that indicates delamination of the surface. Those areas were then jack-hammered, repaired with new concrete and resurfaced. The northbound slow lane on the viaduct leading to the bridge on the Surrey side was particularly bad, said Moore.

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The New Westminster IGA Marketplace at Columbia Square closed its doors for the last time and covered up its windows with paper last week. But the “For Lease” sign should be coming down soon, according to property manager Roy Hamilton, although he can’t confirm what retailer will replace the supermarket. “We’ve got a lot of interest, but we are working with a group of people who we are trying to lock down,” said Hamilton. “We’re confident the IGA space won’t be vacant for very long.” In January, H.Y. Louie Company, the store’s operators, gave its six months’ notice to the owners. At that time, H.Y. Louie vice-president Scott Coburn said the location had become no longer financially viable. He said the costs of labour, operating and rental exceeded the revenue being generated over the previous year. That time frame happened to coincide with the opening nearby of a Safeway at the Shops at New Westminster Station.

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A2 NewsLeader Wednesday, July 24, 2013

WESTMINSTER PIER PARK CONCESSION NOW OPEN!

CITYPAGE DRAFT QUEENSBOROUGH PLAN: TELL US WHAT YOU THINK! The City has released a draft of the Queensborough Community Plan. Residents, business owners and other people who have an interest in the community are all invited to review the draft document and tell us what they think. The draft plan and a survey for you to provide feedback can be found on the City’s webpage: www.newwestcity.ca/queensborough. Hardcopies of both can also be found at the Queensborough Branch Library and the New Westminster Public Library.

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For more information please call Lynn Roxburgh at 604-515-3805 or visit the Queensborough webpage (listed above). The City will be hosting two open houses about the draft Plan in September. Stay tuned for information about the dates and times.

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• Community Updates, Issues and Discussions: - Traffic & Police Advisory Committee - Downtown Business Improvement Area - New Development Sub-committee - Tim Schmitt - Truck Traffic on Royal - Matt Lorenzi, Brow of the Hill RA Live between Royal Avenue and the Fraser River? Join us! For more information, please visit www.nwdra.org.

ENERGY SAVE NEW WEST Save Energy. Save Money. The City of New Westminster, in partnership with BC Hydro and FortisBC, is launching the Energy Save New West program this month. The program is designed to improve the energy efficiency of low-rise residential homes in New Westminster and make it easier for homeowners to access incentives available through LiveSmart BC, as well as specific heating, lighting and appliance rebates provided by FortisBC and BC Hydro.

RAIN BARRELS AND BACKYARD COMPOSTERS The City of New Westminster has in stock limited quantities of rain barrels and backyard composters in an effort to promote water conservation and composting at home. Available to New Westminster residents only, these items are being sold at a subsidized rate on a first come, first serve basis: • 75 Gallon Rain Barrels - $75 (includes tax) • 80 Gallon Backyard Composters - $30 (includes tax) Rain Barrels and Backyard Composters are available now from the Engineering Operations Works Yard at 901 First Street between the hours of 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Cash or cheque only. To confirm availability of stock, please contact Engineering Operations at 604-526-4691.

Energy Save New West covers the cost of a detailed energy assessment conducted by a Certified Energy Advisor (City Green Solutions). After you register in the program, City Green will contact you to schedule a convenient time to conduct the assessment according to provincial and federal (ecoENERGY) guidelines. You will be provided with a customized report of your home’s energy efficiency (EnerGuide) rating, upgrade options and eligible improvements. One hundred free home energy assessments are available to local residents on a first-come, first-served basis. These discounts (valued at $300 per home) are being provided by the City of New Westminster, program sponsors and City Green Solutions for a limited period of time. To sign up for the program and take advantage of the free energy assessment offer, you can register online at EnergySaveNewWest.ca or call 604-527-4572.

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Cliffe Milne will display his art show entitled “Every Picture Tells a Story” in the New Westminster Public Library until July 31, 2013.

The classes are offered on the first Wednesday and Thursday of each month from 10 am to 1 pm. To register, phone MOSAIC at 604-522-3722 ext. 155 or email rbagheri@mosaicbc.com. Or register through the library at 604-527-4667.

Cliffe uses a variety of media and techniques revolving around the theme of consciousness. Whether using acrylic, coloured pencil, watercolour, ink or mixed media, he explores many ideas ranging from philosophy, symbolism, abstract thought to the spirituality of yoga.

The classes are co-sponsored by New Westminster Public Library and MOSAIC’S Settlement Program.

The art show can be viewed on the second floor of the New Westminster Public Library during library hours.

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Building respect, re-building lives Last Door kicks off anniversary celebrations with Family Fun Day at Queen’s Park

Door to recover 11 years ago. After dropping out of high school in Grade 9, Marks was willing to do anything that made him high, until a probation officer sent him to Last Door. Within two weeks, he recalls, he had a different attitude and he and his family were already starting to heal. Within six months he was back at New Westminster secondary, grateful they had allowed him to return.

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en in a convivial mood move in and out of an old house on Eighth Street and a nondescript low-rise apartment block next door.

Some are doing odd jobs, others are running off to errands or going to meetings. Their activities are woven into the landscape. Few people driving or walking by realize the men, in addition to the good deeds and normal activity, are also in the process of exorcising the addiction demons within them. They are part of New Westminster’s Last Door Recovery Society which will kick off its 30th anniversary celebrations with a big Family Fun Day party in Queen’s Park on Sunday. •••••

Dave Pavlus was a heavy equipment operator in the 1970s. He worked in camps up north, including building ice roads on the Mackenzie River. But his addictions got the best of him, and he moved down to the Lower Mainland, buying a little farm in Queensborough. To help him get better he volunteered with Vancouver’s Western Steps to Recovery Society. One of its founders, Jim Ross, thought it would be a good idea to set up something similar in New West, where recovering addicts could share accommodation and work on their challenges together, but they had to figure out where. “Recovery’s not popular. People think about addiction and not recovery,” says Pavlus. “Nobody wanted it in their neighbourhood. Some of it’s for

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Dave Pavlus and Dan Marks are with the Last Door Recovery Society, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary on July 27.

••••• good reason.” More than half of They bought a rundown Last Door’s residents are old mansion at 433 Dave Pavlus, Last Door It’s just getting past their own contempt... regular, working guys, says Carnarvon St. next to a My favourite stories are the ones with the guys Pavlus. “A lot of them had church and a body shop, values and they return to and set up a 25-bed facility. who get their wife and kids back. those values.” “Nobody noticed we Last Door, he says, leans were there,” says Pavlus. “We were dealing with issues such as drugs, toward a family environment. prostitutes and fights forcing him not at odds with our neighbours Some even live with their families to find three to four new tenants and that got us an opportunity in the building. A few arrive a month. to merge into the community. We because it’s been court ordered, or “It was crazy turnover,” said developed respect on abstinence via a family intervention, but it’s Pavlus. “There were lots of and common sense.” not, insists Pavlus, a get-out-ofproblems.” ••••• jail-free card. Pavlus suggested Last Door Last Door would have its The program preaches could rent some of the suites and residents do volunteer work in accountability. The residents have could take care of the building. the community. They would do to be on their best behaviour and By the time they got up to 10 the little things—fixing a fence, can’t go anywhere by themselves suites, Pavlus asked the building’s mowing the grass or picking up until a pattern of stability owner if he could buy it and a dog poop. It all went a long way emerges. deal was made. toward building credibility. “It’s just getting past their own Since it had built a reputation “We went 15 years without a contempt,” says Pavlus. “Half in New West, Last Door was single incident before we started the time they don’t want to go able to move in without much to grow.” anywhere on their own (once difficulty, says Pavlus. As its work grew, Last Door they’re allowed) … My favourite “You do a lot of volunteer began renting homes throughout stories are the ones with the guys work in the community, help out New Westminster, including the the neighbours, it starts to change who get their wife and kids back.” one on Eighth Street. Pavlus Pavlus and fellow counsellor people’s impressions.” got to know the landlord of the Daniel Marks work with a Now the two buildings house three-storey lowrise next door maximum of 24 men each. Marks between 45 and 50 men with who was living a nightmare was 19 when he entered Last offices for its 27 employees.

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A4 NewsLeader Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Public Notice of Open House Ironworkers Memorial Bridge: Sidewalk Safety Improvements

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure invites the public to attend an open house to preview plans for sidewalk safety improvements on the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge. Two drop-in open houses are scheduled for the following dates and times: Tuesday July 23, 2013 Wednesday July 24, 2013 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Lynnmour Jaycee House Dr. A.R. Lord Elementary School 1251 Lillooet Road 555 Lillooet Street North Vancouver, B.C. Vancouver, B.C. Ministry staff will be available to provide information, answer questions and receive your input on possible issues and opportunities during construction.

TransLink is currently looking at options for replacement or rehabilitation of the Pattullo Bridge.

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That’s likely from the volume of heavy vehicles that use the bridge he said. The repairs are estimated to cost $250,000 and will keep the Pattullo in working condition for another two or three years. But with the process to determine the future of the

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New fitness/yoga studio coming In the last few years, Columbia Square has also seen the departure of two other large tenants—Rogers Video and an independent dollar store. Hamilton said a yoga and fitness studio will be taking over half of the space previously occupied by Rogers. It is not, however, former Columbia Square tenant Dynamic Fitness, which has to be out of its current location in

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A6 NewsLeader Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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You can fight big brother, and win, it turns out. That sound you heard Thursday was the shouts of joy from some 60,000 BC Hydro customers who emerged victorious after fighting against the installation of smart meters in their homes, crying foul about potential health hazards and privacy invasion. On Thursday, the provincial government announced those hold-out customers can elect to keep their analog meters until they break down—or their accuracy seal expires—or they can receive a digital meter with its transmission function turned off. But retaining the analog meter or getting a declawed smart meter will come with a price, roughly $20 per month to read the meter, as well as $100 to have a deactivated smart meter installed. Smart meter opponents have long questioned the potential adverse health effects of the new meters, attributing to them a shopping list of ailments from headaches to hearing problems, chest pains, burning skin, sleep disturbances, high or low blood pressure, autism and even sterility. Some claim the meters are an invasion of privacy as it also gathers data about power use during various parts of the day. Others objected to having the smart meter shoved down their throats. Now the question is whether the 1.8 million customers who did have smart meters installed, regret not having fought harder against the tech change. This one shapes up to be another case similar to the introduction of the HST. For many people, it’s not about the smart meters or the tech they employ, but the manner in which it was introduced. And certainly, the province probably realized this was going to be a case of where it could not win the public relations battle.

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Green MLA on coal and controversy After climate scientist-turnedGreen Party MLA Andrew Weaver had a taste of debate in the B.C. legislature, I asked him for his impressions on that and other issues. Excerpts from that discussion: TF: You did a study comparing burning all the world’s coal reserves and all oil reserves, showing how big coal really is. The federal government says that when you add up what’s actually being used in North America, carbon emissions from coal are about 30 times more than from oil. Now we have a symbolic coal export ban in Vancouver, which doesn’t apply to Port Moody or Point Roberts or Prince Rupert. Do you think there’s any significance to this? AW: There is no question that the biggest issue around is coal, because coal use is on the rise world-wide. Not in the United States, because they’re converting [power production] to natural gas. This is why American producers are saying, let’s ship it to Asia. California says no, Oregon says no, Washington says

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Doling out digital dough Making financing for Canada Games Pool, Massey Theatre, affordable housing dependent on revenue from digital signs (“Sign money pegged for pool…” in NewsLeader July 12, front page)—and delaying these projects until such funds accumulate—is not the right policy for city residents. As Coun. Jonathan Coté correctly pointed out, council is aware of the importance of these facilities to the city, their high attendance, benefits to residents. The pool, for example, besides being extremely popular, is the only recreational facility that makes the city a profit, I heard. A recent city survey placed them on high priority for the community. They are also aging, are already overdue for major renovations—maybe even replacement, and financing for this work shall be considered accordingly, as city priority. Despite council’s hopes, reliance on ‘guaranteed’ sign money—just as past reliance on revenue from the long-departed casino boat —will not provide these ‘must-have’ facilities with “stable financing” because guarantees usually come with ‘fine print.’ What if most drivers choose to keep eyes on the road rather than watch signs? What if courts or government outlaw such signs after—and preferably before—a big accident? What if sign revenue drops? Will the sign company cover the shortfall? And what if the sign company goes out of business; it may happen, you know? If the sign money is indeed guaranteed as solidly as city staff claims, let them ask the sign company to ‘discount’ this guarantee.

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Instead of separate payments every year over next 23 years, the city could get a ‘lump sum’ today. This sum will be somewhat less than the promised $25 million (to account for interest expense to the sign company) but for New Westminster it will be ‘money in the bank’ we can use tomorrow. Personally, I doubt this will happen. On other hand, I believe, the Columbia Street festive lights—and similar ‘nice-tohave’ projects, like an extra entrance to Pier Park, or pedestrian bridge across the Fraser River, or greenway on Seventh Avenue, or Front Street parkade revitalization—are more suitable for financing from digital sign money. And, of course, no debate about New Westminster’s financial situation may overlook the looming mountain of debt coming from the office tower. Last time I checked two weeks ago, this ‘air parcel’ on top of Anvil Centre was still on the market. As Coun. McIntosh mentioned, the recent survey revealed debt management is the second highest preference  for city residents as far as spending their tax dollars is concerned, and the council’s decision should better reflect this preference. Vladimir Krasnogor New Westminster

CritiCism smells of sour grapes Re: ‘Optics ugly’ – published July 9, 2013 I read with some interest the article of July 9 regarding former trustee Goring’s comments criticizing the senior administration’s decision to pay a portion of the CUPE

president’s salary instead of reimbursing the local for each instance that the president is required to attend a meeting on behalf of the local. What I find particularly amusing about this article is Mr. Goring is choosing to also be critical of the current board for a situation that was in place when he was still a sitting trustee on the board. At that time Mr. Goring would have had the ability to move a motion to look at other options. Mr. Goring did NOT choose to do that. waTT I understand that accountability for the elected officials is important. I would encourage community members to inform themselves not only by this medium (the local paper) but by going to meetings, or reading the minutes that are available on the website http:// district.sd40.bc.ca/boardeducation/board-meetings. You can find out a lot about a person and what they stand for by checking out their voting record and what motions they bring to the table for discussion. Having served nine years on board myself, I know the time, effort and sacrifices that individual trustees make on a daily basis to serve the city and I thank them for that. I do believe that Mr. Goring brought some thoughtful discussion to the board when he was on it too, but for him to be critical of a situation that he knew of and chose to do nothing about smells of sour grapes to me. Lori Watt Former trustee New Westminster

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Chamber raises concerns The New Westminster Chamber of Commerce is joining its British Columbia counterparts in concern about new provincial packaging recycling regulations due to take effect in early 2014. The regulations, said a message to its members sent by executive director Cori Lyn Germiquet, will require businesses to pay recycling costs for any packaging or flyers used to sell their goods. The message said many B.C. businesses are just beginning

to learn about the regulations even though the decision to implement them was made in 2011. The B.C. Chamber is working with Multi Material BC (MMBC), the industry-led agency developed to bring the regulation plan into effect, to make sure all businesses have the information needed to comply and to finalize some key details so potential impacts on small business can be mitigated. The chamber said however well-intentioned the regulations

are they can’t hurt small business’s ability to grow and prosper. Along with other chambers, the New West chamber will participate in a joint meeting with MMBC. “As a province, B.C. is committed to cutting red tape and supporting job-creating businesses. While we are very supportive of recycling, we need to ensure that this program doesn’t undermine those goals,” wrote Germiquet. newsroom@newwestnewsleader.com

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Part of the trip includes producing a project related to sustainability. O’Neil plans to look at growing local food in schools and the community. “To bring what I see and what I learn to where I live in New West or Vancouver is something I look forward to. You initiate real actual plans and goals,” he said. The program was started by Fin Donnelly, who has swum the length of the Fraser twice to raise awareness about the health

of riversheds in B.C. His day job these days is as MP for New Westminster-Coquitlam and Port Moody. “To have somebody from the Royal City is a treat. I’ve been working on this for 10 years now in terms of the program and 16 years from the organization and haven’t had someone from New Westminster before,” said Donnelly, who will accompany the participants. “He sounds very eager and motivated.” Donnelly said it will be

good for O’Neil to be able to work with the City of New Westminster and other organizations like the Royal City Farmers Market in implementing his project. “That’s a critical part of implementing the program, working with partners,” said Donnelly. The program’s participants will stop for lunch at the Fraser River Discovery Centre at the Westminster Quay on Thursday, Aug. 22, before proceeding to the mouth of the river.

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TransLink referendum could come next spring Jeff Nagel Black Press

A referendum on new taxes or tolls for TransLink that will decide the future pace of transit expansion may come sooner than a promised date of November 2014 to separate the contentious debate from the next municipal elections. The province now says that’s the latest the vote can be held – not necessarily the date – but there are serious doubts over whether a referendum as early as next spring is feasible. Richard Walton, chair of the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation, said it would take a speedy resolution of numerous issues in the next few months, including a promised overhaul of TransLink governance to give mayors more control over spending. And he said it would be impossible to work out the permutations of

a highly advanced new funding source like road pricing, which could charge motorists distance-based fees that might vary by time of day. “This is a pretty brief window,” he said Wednesday. “To try to do what other jurisdictions took seven years to do in 10 months and have a chance at public support is really difficult.” Walton has asked the new transportation minister but still has no answers on what the referendum question might be, who will pay the costs of holding the vote and educatiing the public on the options, or where money raised from a new source would go. TransLink is about to prepare a 15-year transit investment plan to spell out what transit projects would get funding if the referendum passes. It’s not clear if the province would have the final say on those spending priorities, or if provincial projects like a Massey Tunnel replacement might be included. And the province, the mayors and TransLink will

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Toronto picks HOT lanes over TransLink’s road pricing Tolling HOV lanes seen as less useful in Metro Vancouver Jeff Nagel Black Press

TransLink isn’t alone in looking at road pricing as a source of new revenue. Toronto’s regional transportation authority is among the Canadian jurisdictions that have studied the possibility and it has just proposed a slate of new funding tools. None of them is comprehensive road pricing of the sort that has been bandied about by Metro Vancouver mayors, where motorists would pay a fee – at least at peak times and possibly varying based on congestion levels – to travel any significant distance. Bruce McCuaig, president and CEO of the Metrolinx authority in Greater Toronto, said his planners do support the road pricing concept but decided against it for now. “While we have very good rapid transit service into

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CEOs of Canada’s three largest regional transportation authorities met Friday: Montreal’s Nicolos Girard, TransLink’s Ian Jarvis and Toronto’s Bruce McCuaig

downtown Toronto, we don’t have the choices available in other parts of the region,” he said in a TransLink-organized panel discussion Friday with counterparts from Vancouver and Montreal. “We felt that we needed to invest more in building those rapid transit choices in some of the more suburban areas before we could move towards a comprehensive road pricing program.” Toronto has proposed to raise $2 billion a year for

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New RCHF vice chair elected The head of Community my life, both personally and Savings Credit Union has professionally, where I can been elected vice-chair of the make a difference and give back Royal Columbian Hospital to the community … and the Foundation (RCHF). more I get involved in RCH, Doug Eveneshen, president the more passionate I become and CEO of Community, about it.” has been on the RCHF Eveneshen got hooked board for the past year. on helping RCH when “Royal Columbian he answered calls from Hospital is a very donors during the personal place for me … foundation’s annual my wife, my mother and donation day last EvEnEshEn my father-in-law have all October and he listened relied on it for their good to their stories about health,” said Eveneshen, who how important RCH was to lives in Coquitlam and works them. A tour of RCH’s neonatal in Surrey, in a foundation press intensive care unit (NICU) also release. tugged on his heart strings. “I feel that I’m at a stage of “That day up in the NICU,

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I met a baby that weighed one pound. One pound! That’s one of the most amazing things that happens [at RCH],” said Eveneshen. “I vowed that day that if there’s more that I can do to support RCH, I will do it.” RCHF board chair Belle Puri and president/CEO Adrienne Bakker were delighted to have Eveneshen’s help considering his 28 years of experience in the financial world. “He is a strong asset to our team as we lead up to a major capital campaign in support of RCH’s redevelopment,” said Puri in the release.

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One of the greatest feelings in the world is delivering newspapers on a sunny day when it’s 28°C, there’s a cool breeze, and you can’t stop smiling at the climate. So it’s really unfortunate that 2 out of 3 deliveries are either cloudy or rainy. Naturally, this just makes delivering the last paper more enjoyable. Rain, shine, snow and hail—we’re there!

Marketing students at Douglas College have a little extra help with their studies thanks to a recent donation from Ricoh Canada Inc. Ricoh’s Tim Jones, regional vice president, sales, pledged to double the Burnaby company’s existing scholarship at Douglas College, kicking off the pledge with a donation of $2,500. This brings the scholarship to close to $15,000. L to R: Tim Jones of Ricoh, with Hazel Postma, associate vice president external relations at Douglas College.

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Being a carrier is great and there’s a lot of fulfilment in the job. I’m honoured to have been chosen as Carrier of the Week. All in all, being a carrier is an enriching experience, one which I just wish the weather would endorse.

If you are interested in becoming a carrier for the NewsLeader or would like to nominate a carrier please call 604.436.2472 Thank you to Wally’s Burgers New Westminster for their kind sponsorship of the Carrier of the Week program.

New Westminster’s Alastair Williams, who attended elementary at Herbert Spencer, recently won the top prize, the “Top Scholar” award, at St. George’s School in Vancouver. In addition, he won the Headmasters’ Leadership Award, the Calculus Advanced Placement (AP) Prize, the Biology AP Prize, the English AP Prize, the French AP Prize and the Art History AP Prize. He also received the prize for highest level of community service and the prize for the most Outstanding Concert Band Member. Alastair will be attending the University of Toronto this September where he received a scholarship to study Life Sciences.

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Salmonbellies slip to sixth, but still in hunt Although New Westminster Salmonbellies dropped to sixth place following a 15-6 loss to the Shamrocks in Victoria on Friday they can still claim a playoff spot if they win their final two Western Lacrosse Association games. New West has a 6-9-1 record, a point behind Maple Ridge (7-10-0), but the Burrards have just one game remaining. Coquitlam (7-8-1) currently possess the fourth and final playoff spot, two points

ahead of New West. The Salmonbellies, however, can beat out both if they defeat the defending champion Langley Thunder in the Fraser Valley city on Wednesday and the Adanacs at Queen’s Park Arena on Thursday. A victory against the A’s would give the ’Bellies the tiebreaker advantage between the two teams. In Victoria, the Salmonbellies started out

strong scoring the game’s first two goals, but then they surrendered the next six. Curtis Hodgson, Jordan McBride, Kyle Ross, Ilija Gajic, Richard Lachlan and Keegan Bal scored the Salmonbellies’ goals. Gajic and Bal seemed particularly snakepit considering they each took 11 shots. McBride also had a pair of assists. Last Thursday, goaltender Neil Tyacke made 54 saves to lead the Salmonbellies

past the Burnaby Lakers 13-8 at Queen’s Park Arena despite being outshot in every period and 62-47 overall by the visitors. Rookie Logan Schuss fired five goals and assisted on three others for the Salmonbellies. McBride, also had a good game with three goals and an assist. Gajic and Bal notched four-point performances as well with a goal and three assists each. Hodgson, Lachlan and Nenad Gajic also scored for New West.

New West helps Team B.C. Three New Westminster players helped British Columbia win a under-19 women’s field lacrosse national invitational tournament in Oshawa, Ont. B.C. defeated Team Ontario 10-5 in the final of the tourney played in conjunction with the world women’s championship. Prior to the final, they began with a 15-6 victory over the Ontario Selects and Lauren Stewart of New Westminster being named player of the match. B.C., PHOTO CONTRIBUTED with Mary McQueen and Gaby Jones Team B.C. players Gaby Jones, Lauren of New West also playing key roles, later Stewart and Mary McQueen are congratulated by Canadian national defeated Team Ontario 13-6 and the Selects again 15-1. team star Dana Dobbie.

DUSTY ROAD Vancouver Junior Cannons infielder Joey Burgess awaits the throw as Whalley Junior Chiefs baserunner Evan Kellington safely steals second base in the first game of their B.C. Junior Premier Baseball League doubleheader, Saturday at Queen’s Park Stadium. The Cannons won the game 6-4 and also took the second 2-0.

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Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival: The 14th annual festival features internationally-acclaimed artists including this year’s headliner, Blue Rodeo. Also performing this year: Charles Bradley, ZZ Ward, Shakura S’Aida, Ndidi Onukwulu, David Gogo, Jon and Roy, The Sojourners, John Lee Sanders, Vince Vaccaro, Brickhouse and Shaun Verreault. When: Saturday, Aug. 10. Where: Deer Lake Park, Burnaby. Tickets: 604-205-3000. Info: www. burnabybluesfestival.com.

Royal City Farmers Market: Come to Tipperary Park to enjoy local food, music and fun. Where: Tipperary Park, next to City Hall, 511 Royal Ave. When: Thursdays, 3-7 p.m., until Oct. 10. Info: www.rcfm.ca.

Art Show: Looking Out My Window, a collection of landscape, figurative and abstract works by Frank Bennett. When: July 28 to Aug. 31, reception Aug. 4, 1-3 p.m. Where: Centennial Lodge gallery, Queen’s Park, New Westminster. Info: 604-525-3244.

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Children’s Handbell Lessons: Children aged 8 to 12 can learn to ring handbells, no previous music experience required. A wonderful opportunity for children to learn to read music in a fun way. There is still room in the Youth and Adult Handbell choirs. When: Starting in September, Thursdays, 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Where: Queen’s Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., New Westminster. Info: 604-522-1606.

Fraternal Order of Eagles: Aerie No. 20 New Westminster hosts a fundraising meat draw, sponsored by Thrifty Foods. Three meat draws per day, 50/50 draw includes dinner and breakfast. When: Fridays, 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 3-5 p.m. Where: Fireside Pub, 421 East Columbia St., New Westminster. Sunday Afternoon Dances for 55+: Live music each week . When: Sundays, 12:45 – 3:45 p.m. Where: Century House, 620 Eighth St., New West. Info: 604519-1066.

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Royal City Pride Festival: Includes a social on the Friday night and the popular Hills and Heels Parade on Saturday. When: Friday, Aug. 16 through Monday, Aug. 19. Where: New Westminster. Info: www. newwestpride.com.

Uptown Artists’ Drop-In: Artists aged 50-plus meet to paint and draw in a comfortable bright environment. The focus of the group is to encourage artists who are experienced or just starting. Limited supplies let beginners try different options. When: Thursdays, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Where: Century House, 620 Eighth St., New Westminster.

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Required for Cullen Diesel Power Ltd. and Western Star & Sterling Trucks of Vancouver Inc. Surrey location. For shop cleanup and parts & tool delivery. Full and part time positions avail.. Mechanical aptitude and an interest in mechanical trades considered an asset. Possibility of advancement into the mechanic trades through further education. Forward resume to: Fax: 604-888-4749 Email: sep@cullendiesel.com THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Certified Hand Fallers • Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers • Log Loader Operator • Grapple Yarder Operators • Boom Boat Operator • Chasers • Hooktenders • 2nd Loaders - Buckermen • Heavy Duty Mechanics Fulltime camp with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to office@lemare.ca WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

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Abbotsford & Coquitlam KMS Tools & Equipment is looking for individuals who are passionate about tools, and are committed to exceptional customer service. If you are knowledgeable about Welding, Metalworking or Automotive industry tools, enjoy a fast paced environment and have a can-do attitude, we have the role for you. Employee pricing, extended health benefits and training provided for the right candidate. Now accepting resumes for Sales and Cashier positions in our Coquitlam and Abbotsford locations. Apply in person or email employment@kmstools.com

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JOY MANAGEMENT Inc. DBA “Seacret SPA” in Vancouver Area (Burnaby/Coquitlam). Requires F/T Sales people for Women’s Cosmetics products, Metropolis at Metrotown Mall & Coquitlam. $13hr & 1 to 2 years Experience. Supervisors $17.50hr. Email: hr@joymgmt.ca

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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.

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This position reports directly to the Maintenance Mgr. / Engineer in a cooperative team enviro. You will carry out a variety of general / preventative maint. activities throughout our plant & equipment, as well as monitor our waste water treatment facility. You must possess a min. class 5 boiler ticket (power engineer) and have basic maintenance knowledge; hydraulic, electric, pneumatic skills.

We provide great training, benefits, and a fun family atmosphere! If you possess the skills, and have a desire to grow and develop, submit your resume to Pat Phipps at: pphipps@unifirst.com LICENSED AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC required for very busy shop in Powell River, Sunshine Coast BC. Must have strong diagnostic and problem solving skills, email resume elmo1418@hotmail.com

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PAVING/SEAL COATING ASPHALT PAVING

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Excellent Rates. (604)780-4604

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS 10% DISCOUNT. MG Roofing & Siding. WCB. Re-roofing, New Roof Gutters.

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AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

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Join us at a busy metal manufacturing shop in Salmon Arm. REQUIRED: Works independently to apply laser material processing methodology with CNC laser cutting systems. Applicants must thrive in a fast-paced manufacturing environment, be safety oriented, possess excellent math and measurement skills, pay attention to details and take pride in your work. Qualified persons should have at least 2-5 years of experience operating CNC equipment in a manufacturing environment. Laser cutting experience is preferred, but not required. Mechanical aptitude or material science is a benefit. Shift work/overtime may be necessary. Wages assessed on experience and qualifications. INQUIRIES: GEORGE RITHALER, ADAM INTEGRATED INDUSTRIES. PHONE: 250-832-3480; FAX: 250-832-4530; EMAIL george.rithaler@adamintegrated.ca

PATTAR ROOFING LTD. All types of Roofing. Over 35 years in business. 604.588.0833

329 PAINTING & DECORATING AUTOS: To buy or sell your car, truck, RV, van, 4x4 or trailer - this category has it all. You’ll also find automotive supplies and classic cars for sale, or you can list the vehicle you’re seeking. call 604.575.5555

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 356

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

Mainland Roofing Ltd. 25 yrs in roofing industry

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

PETS 477

PETS

ITALIAN MASTIFF (Cane Corso)

Bulldog Disposal Co. Home & Yard Clean Ups

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

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TOWNHOUSES

RENTALS 706

TRANSPORTATION

APARTMENT/CONDO

810

AUTO FINANCING NOTICE TO CREDITORS & OTHERS

NEW WESTMINSTER

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

NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of PRISCILLA WINSLOW STATT, Deceased, who died on the 3rd day of January, 2013, are hereby required to send them to the undersigned Executor at 235 – 550 Sixth Street, New Westminster, BC V3L 3B7, before the 9th day of August, 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which he/she has notice

Call Manager @ Phone: 604-526-0147

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

P/B blue males Ready to go. 1st shots & tails/dew claws done. ULTIMATE FAMILY GUARDIAN $1000 604-308-5665 STUDS available, PUG (rare silver) and Golden Retriever, OFA hip and eye cert. both great natured family dogs, personality plus, Mission, call 604-820-4827

WALKER MANOR 6985 Walker Ave TN/HOUSE-N.Surrey/Guildford. Updated 3-bdrm, 3-bath, Rec-rm in bsmt, pool. Nr everything. Reduced, $237,900. 604-581-0419

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BLUEBERRIES. U-PICK $1.35 lb. WE-PICK $2.00 lb. Raspberries ready now too. 19478 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Pitt Mead. Call 604-763-2808 or 604-805-8980

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PATRICK’S RUBBISH REMOVAL *Landscape *Trimming *Yard Clean *Const. Clean. *ANYTHING!!! 1 Ton Truck. Call Patrick for Prompt Quality Service @ 604-808-1652.

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Call (778)888-4399 BCCLASSIFIED.COM Auto Class 800’s: To buy or sell your car, truck, RV, van, 4x4 or trailer - this category has it all. You’ll also find automotive supplies and classic cars for sale, or you can list the vehicle you’re seeking.

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AMERICAN BULLDOG PUPS born June 7th, 2 M, 2 F, $1500 Call 604-230-1999 (Maple Ridge) AMERICAN COCKER Vet ✔, cuddly, family raised, paper trained. Exc pet! $750. 604-823-4393 Chwk. CAIRN TERRIERS. Shots, dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. $650. 604-807-5204. CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 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 LASSIE DOODLES (poodle x collie) pups, born June 16, specially created perfect family dogs, intelligent, easy to train, good natured, gentle, good with animals/kids, low/no shed for hypoallergenic, will be med. sz about 45-50lbs 23-24in tall, will have shots & deworming, males & females, black & rare blue merle colors. Raised in the house w/kids. $850-$950 Mission, 604-820-4827 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

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REAL ESTATE 626

HOUSES FOR SALE

Adorable! Affordable!, 2 bed, 2 bath, retirement rancher in Agassiz, priced at only $279900.00. Open House July 27 1pm-3pm to view this 10yr young home @ 34-7330 Elm Rd. 604-798-0833

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PITT MEADOWS 3 bdrm house on acreage with 2 baths, Air Cond, & appli’s incl w/d, ns/np, avail Aug 1st. $1450/mo +utils. 604-790-2065.

FRUIT & VEGETABLES

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NEW WESTMINSTER

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

Bright large 1br for rent fully reno, available immediately very clean quite building.

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION WHY RENT!...#301-14-11th St. $229,000. 1bdr+1bath ,720sq ft private. Pay only $945/mo. with $11,000 down. Call David Evans 604-328-8250 Re/Max

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20 Acres FREE! Own 60 acres for 40 acre price/payment $0 Down, $198/mo. Money Back Guarantee, No Credit Checks. Beautiful Views, West Texas. 1-800-843-7537 www.texaslandbuys.com

NEW WEST: 2 rooms available, top floor of house with great views. $550/mo each. Share bthrm & kitchen. Avail now. (604)780-0048 PORT COQ bright furn room in lrg 2 bdrm gr/lvl ste, air cond, full bath, nr amens, $450-$475 incl utils/cbl/net. Aug 1st. Ns/np. Refs. 604-807-9612

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AUTO CREDIT - Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply at: uapplyudrive.CA or Call toll free 1.877.680.1231

SUITES, LOWER

BURNABY 2 bdrm g/l newly reno ste, nr skytrain, Metrotown, BCIT, bus.Ns/np. $950. 604-438-0786.

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RENTALS BURNABY

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GABLE GARDENS MOVE IN INCENTIVE • • • • • •

Nice, clean and quiet 1 bdrm, $850-$860. 2 bedroom for $960.00 Walk to Highgate Close to transit & schools Upgraded suite Cat okay On site manager

Spacious 2 & 3 Bdrm T/hses With accessible amenities, in safe family oriented communities of, North Burnaby on Burnaby Mountain below Simon Fraser University. Market rents from $1025 - $1220 for 2 - 3 bdrm units. Pet friendly with some restrictions.

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

1-800-961-7022

If your income is between $36,900 and $70,000 you could be qualified for market rent.

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

If your income is lower than these ranges call BC Housing 604-433-2218

Please call 604-521-3448 for viewing.

For further info call 604-451-6075 to view Metro Vancouver Housing Co-operation.

CLEAN SPACIOUS SUITES 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites Centrally Located, 1/2 blk-Metrotown Mall Full time caretaker.

MOVE IN TODAY!!! CALL ANYTIME TO VIEW

778-788-1867 COQUITLAM. Top flr, bright 2 bdrm+den. Nr all amens. Coq Centre & Douglas College. Incls heat & hot water. No dogs. $1450/mo. Aug 1. Call or text, 604-780-1739 MAPLE RIDGE. Lg, new 1 bdrm & den gr/flr apt. Luxurious, S/S appls, granite counters, prkg, f/p. $1050. Now. 604-730-6957/604-525-6397

NEW WEST. 828 Royal Ave. 2 Bdrms, 2 bthrms, 1 secured prkg. $1500/mo. Avail Aug. 1. TJ @ Sutton Proact (604)728-5460 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

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

WANTED TO RENT

Wanted warehouse / garage to rent/lease 400-500sft for strg & light mfg Prefer PoCo (Tricity, PM,MR, New West) 604-945-5758

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


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