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Grade 2/3 teacher Gail Wylie, of New Westminster, is happy to be back in her classroom at Lakeview school in Burnaby. She’s getting ready for the new school year as one of three winners in Canadian Family magazine’s Great Teacher Awards.

One of Canada’s Great Teachers One of three to win award across Canada Wanda Chow

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For Gail Wylie, teacher at Burnaby’s Lakeview elementary, being nominated as one of 12 finalists for Canadian Family magazine’s Great Teacher Awards was a huge honour. Winning it was a school and community-wide team effort. Wylie was one of three winners of the award, who each won $2,500 to

use for programming and supplies at their schools and are featured in the magazine’s September issue. The New Westminster resident said she was touched that parents nominated her in the first place and pleased to make it to the top dozen eligible for the online voting portion of the contest. But ever modest, she downplays the recognition. “There are so many other teachers who are fabulous who parents have just not taken the time to do something like that.” Wylie’s nomination was among

hundreds the magazine received. While parent Camilla Nedfors didn’t nominate Wylie personally, she was supportive, telling Canadian Family in its feature story, “My daughter loves school and her teacher, which makes me happy … It’s not the one big thing she does for you – it’s all the small things. She makes you feel seen and important, both students and parents.” Wylie, 57, was something of a late bloomer to the teaching profession. She started out as a childcare worker then became an instructional

aide for Burnaby school district in charge of setting up programs for physically disabled children. When she could no longer do the regular lifting work necessary, she decided to go back to school while still working full time. “My goal was to get my [education] degree by the time I was 38 years old, I got it at 36.” So after 12 years as an instructional aide, Wylie began what has so far been 19 years as a teacher in the Burnaby district. Please see FATHER, A4

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Criticism of the handling of two similar deaths in the same New Westminster apartment complex this month has drawn a response from police. Jill Lyons, 45, was found dead on Aug. 12 just before 10 p.m. in an apartment in the 200 block of 11th Street. The cause of death was unclear and an autopsy was inconclusive. Investigators are waiting for toxicology results to help determine cause of death. Another woman, Karen Nabors, 48, was found deceased in her home in the same complex on Sunday. NWPD officers found evidence that foul play may have been a factor so the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was called in. Since the two victims were in their own apartments, in the same complex and knew each other, IHIT has taken over both investigations. Please see FOUL, A5


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Resident Electors: • Must be eighteen years of age or older;

CITYPAGE NOTICE OF ALTERNATIVE APPROVAL PROCESS OPPORTUNITY REGARDING New Westminster Substation Upgrades Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 7604, 2013 Elector response forms may be obtained at the New Westminster City Hall Information Desk, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster or on the City’s website www.newwestcity.ca. Completed forms must be dropped off at the Information Desk or delivered to the City Clerk’s Office, City of New Westminster, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC, V3L 1H9, by 4:30 pm on Tuesday, October 8, 2013. Pursuant to Section 86 of the Community Charter, the City of New Westminster is proposing to seek the assent of the electors of the City of New Westminster by an alternative approval process. This alternative approval process applies to the entire City of New Westminster. The question before the electors is whether they are opposed to New Westminster City Council adopting “New Westminster Substation Upgrades Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 7604, 2013” (a bylaw to pay for upgrades to the New Westminster Substation), without first obtaining the assent of the electors by voting. The proposed bylaw authorizes City Council to borrow for the stated purpose by way of debentures a sum not exceeding Twenty Five Million Dollars ($25,000,000) repayable not later than twenty (20) years from the date of issue of such debentures. The number of eligible electors in the City of New Westminster is estimated to be 45,273. Council may proceed with adoption of Bylaw No. 7604, 2013 unless, by the deadline set out below, at least 10% (4,527) of the estimated number of electors of the City of New Westminster sign an alternative approval process elector response form indicating that Council may not proceed with adoption of the bylaw without first receiving the assent of the electors by voting. Instructions: • If you are opposed to the adoption of the bylaw without it first receiving assent of the electors by voting, you may sign an alternative approval process elector response form. • If you are not opposed to the adoption of the bylaw, you need do nothing. • Alternative approval process elector response forms will be accepted only if they are in the form established by the Council of the City of New Westminster. The forms are available at the New Westminster City Hall Information Desk, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster or on the City’s website www.newwestcity.ca . Alternative approval process elector response forms must be submitted to the City Clerk, City of New Westminster, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3L1H9. The deadline for submission of signed forms is on or before 4:30 pm, Tuesday, October 8, 2013 • Accurate copies of the elector response form may be made and used for signing. • A person may not sign an elector response form more than once. • A person who is not an elector of the City of New Westminster must not sign the elector response form. • A person may not withdraw his or her name from an elector response form after 4:30 pm on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 • The name and residential address of the person signing must be included in this elector response form, and if applicable, also the address of the property in relation to which the person is entitled to register as a nonresident property elector. • To sign an alternative approval process elector response form you MUST meet the following criteria for either a Resident Elector OR a Non-resident (Property) Elector in the City of New Westminster: CONTINUED IN NEXT COLUMN

• Must be a Canadian citizen; • Must have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day the response form is signed; • Must have been a resident of the City of New Westminster for at least 30 days immediately before the day the response form is signed; and

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• Must not be disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualified by law. Non - Resident Electors: • Must NOT qualify as a Resident Elector of the City of New Westminster; • Must be eighteen years of age or older; • Must be a Canadian citizen; • Must have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day the response form is signed; • Must have been the registered owner of real property in the City of New Westminster for at least 30 days immediately before the day the response form is signed; • Must not be disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualified by law; If there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may register as a non-resident property elector and only with the written consent of the majority of the owners; and NOTE: A person must not sign any alternative approval process elector response form more than once and may not withdraw his or her name from the alternative approval process elector response form after the deadline for submission of the elector response forms has passed. The Bylaw and related material is available for public inspection at the New Westminster City Hall Information Desk, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC, during normal business hours being 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday inclusive (except Statutory Holidays) from August 27th, 2013. The materials can also be found on the City’s website www.newwestcity.ca. The deadline for submitting a signed alternative approval process elector response form, opposing adoption of the bylaw without first receiving the assent of the electors by voting, for the “New Westminster Substation Upgrades Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 7604, 2013” is on or before 4:30 pm, Tuesday, October 8, 2013. This is the first of two publications of this Notice. Dated this 30th day of August, 2013. Rick Page City Clerk, City of New Westminster

IRVING HOUSE MAINTENANCE CLOSURE In August, the City of New Westminster will begin installing a state of the art geo-exchange heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system in Irving House. From September 2nd through November 11th, the house will be closed for work to be completed. The Museum and Archives building behind Irving House will remain open for the duration of the project. We regret any inconvenience related to this temporary maintenance shutdown. For information, please call 604-527-4640 or go to www.newwestpcr.ca/culture/museum_and_archives.com The HVAC system is being installed in order to continue preserving, protecting and maintaining the house and its contents by regulating the environment in the home. Without measures such as this, extreme fluctuations in temperature and humidity levels would impact the longevity of the house and the artifacts stored inside. The system operates by using the consistent temperature of the earth to heat and cool the house. It represents one of several strategies being implementing to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions from city operations. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4

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Reality TV killed demand for the kind of low-key documentary programming Susan Millar and her partner Deepak Sahasrabudhe produced for more than 20 years for various educational channels and the Life Network. But it’s also creating new opportunities. Millar and Sahasrabudhe are using their skill and experience along with new technology to bring the production values of live TV programming to community events and, more recently, weddings. Using cellular technology they have the capability to stream their broadcasts to the Internet so viewers and guests MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER in far-flung places can watch at With a portable switcher designed and built by Deepak Sahasrabudhe using components he got off the Internet, along with up to six home. High Definition cameras, he and his partner Susan Millar, are bringing the production values of live television to streamed webcasts The couple cut their broadcasting of weddings. teeth in the days of 16mm film, then progressed to Betacams. Editing to newwest.tv, a webcasting channel Prince William and Kate Middleton. which include Millar and graduates was done in a million-dollar suite, started by Millar and Sahasrabudhe “Couples want their own network of from the BCIT broadcasting laboriously splicing images from one that covers community events, friends and relatives to see their big program. tape to another, a process that could meetings as well as producing some celebration.” Telling the story of a wedding take 11 hours to produce 30 minutes original programs. The venture Millar and Sahasrabudhe without intruding is a delicate of programming. Live productions is a public service to help build have covered weddings that were balance. involved truckloads of equipment community, they say. To pay the bills streamed to sick relatives in “You have to understand what the and hundreds of metres China. A British couple having a event is about,” says Sahasrabudhe. of cable. Over the destination wedding in Whistler “The technology can’t determine years they created 22 hired them to cover their special day what happens.” documentary series. for friends back home who couldn’t Of course cheaper, more readilySusan Millar, Wedding TV producer Now Millar and travel. available technology is a two-edged It’s the next new thing in social media. Sahasrabudhe fit their Just as production crews descend sword as would-be producers with entire portable studio, upon Rogers Arena in the days a credit card and a little knowledge including a switcher, leading up to a Canucks’ game, jump into the fray. three or more digital cameras, they started Wedding Livestreams, Millar and Sahasrabudhe scout out But, says Sahasrabudhe, just as they tripods, lights and a jib into the turning the tried and true wedding the wedding rehearsal to determine weathered the transitions from film to trunk and back seat of their car. video into a live production with up camera placements and know what videotape to digital, “you hope to be a And by streaming over the to six cameras. to expect. Depending on the scale bit of a leader to make some inroads. Internet, says Sahasrabudhe, “we “It’s the next new thing in social of the production, the wedding day You have to keep innovating.” now have ubiquitous distribution. media,” says Millar, who speculates crew consists of Sahasrabudhe in the Everyone can have their own TV the growing interest in wedding director’s chair, switching cameras To learn more about live streaming channel.” webcasts has been fueled by reality and giving instructions through a events and weddings, go to www. That new digital reality gave birth TV shows and the Royal wedding of headset to the camera operators, weddinglivestreams.com

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SkyTrain groping Transit Police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a teenaged girl at the New Westminster SkyTrain station in the spring. The 16-year-old, say police, was walking up the stairs toward the platform on April 24 when two men passed her as they walked down. One spoke to her and then sexually fondled her. The two men laughed and then left the station. Surveillance footage shows the men went into the liquor store next to the station and also shows them initially boarding the train at Stadium station about 8:25 p.m. The suspect is a described as a white male, about 25 years old, about five-foot-eight, 175 pounds with short light brown hair with a receding hairline. He spoke with a Russian accent and was wearing a dark, blue hooded sweatshirt with Hollister, California printed on the front, lightcoloured jeans and black skater style shoes. Anyone with any information on the man is asked to call Transit Police at 604-515-8300.

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COUNCIL MEETING IN QUEENSBOROUGH 7:00pm - September 9, 2013 Poplar Island Room, Queensborough Community Centre, 920 Ewen Avenue The agenda will be available on the City’s website at www.newwestcity.ca. For questions or further information, please contact the Legislative Services Department at 640-527-4523 or clerks@newwestcity.ca

Father was teacher’s most dedicated voter ⫸

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Apart from teaching grades 2 and 3, she’s active in extra-curricular activities, including running skipping and stitchery clubs, helping out with a cribbage club and the school’s social committee. “I’m doing my job,” she said of her award. “Yes, I do a lot of extras but I do that for the kids. “It’s so important. You see the kids in a different light than when you just teach them.” And she makes sure to incorporate what she learns about those students into her approach to teaching them. She said she’s had children with attention deficit challenges who sit down with materials in the stitchery club and are suddenly able to focus at the task at hand. “It just boggles the mind.” It’s also during such informal times that kids will open up to their peers and eventually include Wylie in their conversations. She’ll learn about issues happening at home that help explain some of the students’ behaviour, allowing her to raise awareness of it to parents. As for the month-long online voting for finalists, Wylie said the entire school got involved as did friends and family from as far away as Moscow, Alabama, Sweden, England and Wales. People were allowed to vote once every 24 hours and students made sure they did, constantly asking, “when can I vote? I voted yesterday, when can I vote?” Perhaps the most dedicated voter was Wylie’s own father, who lives in Shuswap. With his dial-up Internet connection, it took 45 minutes

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New Westminster’s Gail Wylie is busy getting her classroom at Lakeview school in Burnaby ready for the new school year.

for him to cast his vote each day. In the end, Wylie received over 8,000 votes, the third-highest tally among finalists, says Canadian Family magazine. As for what she plans to do with the money, Wylie declined to tell the NewsLeader as she wants to tell students and colleagues at her school first. She did, however, say it will be an activity that involves the entire school and physical activity, “something that brings the whole school together as a community” culminating in a presentation to parents. “I was very excited about the money for the kids, more so that they recognize they were a part of it,” she said, stressing the nomination and becoming a finalist was most rewarding to her. “The fact that a parent took time out of their busy schedule to write the letter, that is the biggie.”

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Foul play not confirmed or ruled out: IHIT ⫸

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police not stepping up have occurred in Vancouver, and if New Westminster police and IHIT had issued a warning earlier maybe they could have prevented a second death. Pound responded to the concerns by issuing a press release Tuesday in which she said, “As police officers we are morally, ethically and legally responsible to balance the protection of the public and the integrity of the investigation. In cases, where suicide is a possibility, there is particular emphasis on the protection of information in order to be empathetic and understanding to the sensitive issues that surround some of our cases.”

“Investigators know both women were engaged in a highrisk lifestyle and were working as online escorts,” said IHIT spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Pound in the press release. “IHIT’s priority is to reach out to all escorts and remind them of the risks involved and to take extra precaution as it is unclear at this point why, or even if, they are in fact being targeted.” After the news came out on Monday, Kate Gibson, executive director of the WISH Drop-In Centre Society for sextrade workers, told CBC News police should have warned the public after Lyons was found. She said similar situations of

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The release said although the evidence at first appeared Lyons’ death was a suicide, the NWPD continued to process the scene as a suspicious death. Although both deaths remain suspicious, foul play has not been confirmed nor ruled out, said the release. Nabors’ autopsy on Tuesday proved inconclusive. Toxicology results are pending for both. IHIT also reissued its warning to individuals engaging in a high-risk lifestyle to take extra precautions. Anyone with any information is asked to call the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-IHIT or Crimestoppers at 1-800-2228477.

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Use your head There was a time when not wearing a helmet while cycling or skateboarding was the norm. Not so many years ago, that ‘norm’ became the exception, as injuries and deaths of those partaking in the activities were connected to the distinct lack of head protection. The tragic death in 2001 of well-known local skateboarder ‘Major’ Dave Bowers was attributed in large part to the lack of a helmet. Bowers died of complications arising from a snowboarding accident on Seymour Mountain, in which he fell backwards and hit his head. Others have died since then, while snowboarding, skateboarding, cycling. Sometimes injuries aren’t lifethreatening but they are lifealtering. A blow to the head from contact with hard pavement or frozen snow can instantly render an active, athletic individual helpless, in need of constant care, perhaps unemployable for the rest of their life. Young and old can be seen daily enjoying their sport care- and helmet-free. In the case of the particularly young, there’s no question responsibility rests on the parents. It’s an offence under the Motor Vehicle Act to permit a person under age 16 to operate or ride as a passenger without a helmet. And yet, it’s not uncommon to see parents cycle helmet-free with their children – reinforcing the potentially deadly standard as acceptable. Older riders, simply put, should know better. Of course, there are those who argue helmets aren’t needed; that they deter people from enjoyable outdoor activities. It would appear a wake-up call may be needed to remind people of what they stand to lose should that fateful fall happen. Who, after all, sets out planning to sustain a life-threatening injury? – Peace Arch News

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Advice not hard to find When people ask me what I do for work, I like to say that I ask people how to properly spell their names for a living. If a fellow journalist is in the room, I sometimes get a laugh. If not? Crickets. Lately though, I’ve started to give a different answer to that question. “So, what do you do?” “I argue with people about things that don’t really matter.” “Ohhh. Well… that’s nice.” It’s a fun conversation to have. And I’ve had a few fun ones lately. Maybe there’s been an abundance of full moons, or maybe this summer heat is making people go a lil’ loopy – myself included, I’m sure. But whatever the case, I’ve had numerous interesting interactions the past few months. Some of the phone calls and emails are sarcastic, many are exceedingly polite and a few are more vicious than necessary. Nevertheless, let’s just call it all constructive criticism. And so, in a nod to noted philosopher Homer Simpson – who once claimed “self-

Nick Greenizan improvement has always been a passion of mine” – I’ve decided to take the unsolicited advice and run with it. All of it. As such, in the future I vow to heed the following advice: • Write more about girls softball; • Write less about girls softball; • Describe South Surrey businesses as being in White Rock; • “Learn to read a map, fer crissakes!” • Don’t focus so much on junior hockey; • Don’t forget the Surrey Eagles training camp starts this week; • Publish a paper that’s not so damn negative all the time; • Seriously, don’t forget about girls softball; • Stop ignoring every important story in the city; • Stop sucking. (That last one came courtesy

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to give up entirely. Hmmm, maybe that’s the solution – have all my calls and emails re-routed through six different people first. Of course, a more practical – and visceral – solution would be to return fire with some variation of the old “I don’t come to where you work and yell at you!” retort, but I’ve never done that. The truth is, as reporters, none of it bothers us. We can’t take it personally. Sometimes, we’re actually alerted to a legitimate mistake (rare, of course) or something we’ve missed; and other times, the critique is just fair comment. Maybe sometimes I really am an idiot. Who’s to say? If nothing else, I figured I’d try to disabuse people of the notion that their voices of dissent are too often ignored. They’re not. You’ve been heard loud and clear. I’ll try my best not to suck so much in the future. Promise. Nick Greenizan is a sports reporter for the Peace Arch News.

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climbed the railing and jumped. She said it makes no sense to her that in most cases there’s nothing that can apparently be done but to release a mental health patient back to the community. Delta council has also advanced a resolution to UBCM calling on the province to revamp the intake of mental health patients and set up secure holding facilities with trained guards. Jackson said the aim would be to reduce the time police officers spend waiting in hospital for staff there to take over responsibility for a patient they’ve brought. “It can Craig Hodge, Coquitlam city councillor sometimes be There are people on our streets or out of sight one and a half that are not getting the care that they need. or two hours depending on what’s going on housing for those with mental at the hospital emergency at the illness that followed the time,” she said. “That takes our provincial policy shift from officers off the road when they institutional to community care be needed somewhere else.” has led to “unacceptably poor Another Delta resolution outcomes” for B.C.’s neediest would call for the creation by citizens and severe financial and senior governments of early social burdens for local cities. intervention centres to house Delta Mayor Lois Jackson mental health or addictions supports the concept, provided patients who a doctor decides it’s a fully modern incarnation may be a risk to themselves or of Riverview and checks and others. balances are in place to protect The province says hundreds patients. of mental health beds and It’s time the issue gets a other community supports have serious airing, she said. opened over the years but civic “There’s no place to house leaders contend it’s not enough people to help them get well and and their police increasingly get them back to a productive deal with those patients instead place in society,” Jackson said. of other crime. “Everybody talks around it One of the problems is that, in the Lower Mainland but left on their own, people with nobody seems to do anything the most severe mental illnesses about assisting these people.” don’t seek out care and often Jackson said a catalyst for end up addicted through selfher community came in recent medication. years when police took a young Coquitlam Coun. Craig North Delta man to Surrey Hodge said he hopes support Memorial Hospital. He was from UBCM for the Riverview later released and went directly resolution might spur the to the Alex Fraser Bridge, province to shift its approach

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Controversial shipments of coal through Metro Vancouver are on pace to set a new record this year and more crude oil tankers also loaded in the first half of 2013, according to port statistics. Just over two-thirds of the 18.2 million tonnes of coal shipped out in the first six months of the year was B.C.-mined metallurgical coal used in steelmaking, while the remainder – 5.5 million tonnes – was thermal coal from the U.S. “It’s the strongest first half we’ve ever seen,”

said Port Metro Vancouver president and CEO Robin Silvester, adding coal exports are up nine per cent compared to the midpoint of 2012. The increase comes without a decision yet on whether the port authority will approve a proposed new terminal at Fraser Surrey Docks that could add up to eight million tonnes of annual coal-handling capacity. Nor is there any timeline for making the decision, Silvester said. Work continues to address outstanding questions, he said, including potential health impacts from coal dust that may escape. He said a report is being prepared by a thirdparty expert with expertise in human health impacts from coal and once complete it will be provided for review to area medical health officers, who have pressed for more study. “We hope that will move the debate from being somewhat speculative to being very objective,” Silvester said. Climate change activists have sought to block more coal exports, particularly U.S. coal from Wyoming. Crude oil exports are also up so far, with 33 tankers loaded in the first half compared to 23 in the first six months of 2012. Most of the tankers loading crude oil sent through the Trans Mountain pipeline to Kinder Morgan’s Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby were bound for California, Silvester said, adding some of that comes back to B.C. as refined petroleum. Tanker numbers fluctuate each year, he said, depending on how much oil is piped to Washington State refineries or used by the Chevron refinery in Burnaby.

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Another liquor policy reform being eyed by the province would allow more government liquor stores to sell cold beer and wine, which has long been the domain of private stores. Ten government stores already sell some refrigerated products but the province will now test the waters for a major expansion. Walk-in beer and wine “cold rooms” will open at the end of September at three stores in Burnaby, Duncan and Salmon Arm. That’s the first stage of a pilot project that will add four more walk-in beer and wine refrigeration coolers

at existing stores in Oliver, Osoyoos, Mill Bay and Grand Forks later in the fall. The province wants feedback on the idea as part of its alreadylaunched Liquor Policy Review, along with several other proposals for reform. The concept may be in for a rough ride from the organization representing private liquor stores. The Alliance of Beverage Licensees of B.C. called the move a surprise and said it would throw private outlets and government stores into more direct competition. John Yap, the parliamentary secretary for the liquor policy review, said

all other Canadian provinces offer refrigeration in most, if not all, of their government liquor stores. “This is another area where we think B.C. is lagging behind other jurisdictions,” Yap said. “Refrigeration units seem to be very popular with customers, but the public and industry will now have the opportunity to give us feedback on whether this is something they would like to see on a larger scale around the province.” Other potential reforms being explored include licensing farmers’ markets and spas to serve alcohol

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other key industries like fishing and tourism, whose interests should be represented at the table,” he said. Polak said more sectors will be consulted, but added it’s reasonable to work closely with the industry at the outset to evaluate its operations and capabilities. A land spill response corporation or cooperative funded by industry, similar to the one charged with cleanup of marine spills, is one potential option. Petroleum movers want to be involved, she added. “They recognize it’s part of the social licence they need to have in place to operate in this province,”

Polak said. Asked about the federal government’s decision to relocate its Vancouver oil spill response office to Quebec, Polak said it’s too soon to say what the impact may be. “It’s a concern whenever you have change,” she said, but added B.C. may seek a different spill response coordination system. “We believe we’ve seen progress,” Polak said of shifts in Ottawa’s approach to oil spill risks. “We’ve moved from a place where there wasn’t a fullsome recognition on the part of the feds of our needs here on the west coast to the point where they appear to be interested in collaborating with us on this.”

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The cost of owning a standard detached bungalow in Vancouver now devours 82 per cent of a typical household’s income. That calculation, from RBC Economics Research, is among the findings in its recent housing trends report showing home affordability has taken a hit in B.C. in recent months. RBC’s home affordability measure compares home ownership costs—mortgage payments, utilities and taxes—to median pretax household

income and provides plenty of fodder for those who think B.C. real estate costs too much. The Vancouver measure of 82.2 for a bungalow is up 2.2 points from the previous quarter and is far above Toronto’s 54.5, Montreal’s 38 and Calgary’s 33. The measure for B.C. as a whole also rose to 67.6 for bungalows, 72.8 for two-storey homes and 33.8 for condos. In Vancouver, owning a twostorey home took 85.8 per cent of household income, while a condo took 40.7 per cent. “The weakening in affordability is a bit

disappointing and the latest setback disrupting the way to healthier housing market conditions in B.C.,” RBC chief economist Craig Wright said. But despite the recent uptick in prices, Wright noted home ownership costs in B.C. are still lower than a year ago, due to a nearly two-year long cooling stretch in the real estate market. Fears of a steep drop in Vancouver real estate appear to have abated, he said, suggesting the “market correction has run its course and that the risk of a catastrophic outcome has greatly moderated.”

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A12 NewsLeader Friday, August 30, 2013

Advocates push for TransLink sales tax Jeff Nagel Black Press

Two South of Fraser transit advocates are pushing for a long wish list of transit

expansion projects in Metro Vancouver and they want a new 0.5 per cent regional sales tax to pay for it all. Surrey’s Paul

Hillsdon and Nathan Pachal of the group South Fraser On Trax say the package of upgrades they’ve designed offers

something for every part of the region. Most of the $6.5 billion in capital spending they propose would go to a

Our routes, they are a changing Starting September 2

Reroute 101 Lougheed Station/22nd Street Station • Now operates between Lougheed Station and 22nd Street Station along 6th Avenue only, no longer operates along 8th Avenue • Bus service along 8th Avenue via the rerouted 128 Braid Station/22nd Street Station (formerly route number 154)

Reroute and Rename 154 Braid Station/ 22nd Street Station

$2.9-billion SkyTrain extension down Broadway to UBC and for $2.1 billion to build new light-rail lines in Surrey to Guildford, Langley City and Newton, with a B-Line express bus route south to White Rock. They also want TransLink to build a previously proposed but shelved $144-million transit gondola to SFU atop Burnaby Mountain. And they propose several additional B-Lines that would extend quasi-rapid transit bus service to Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge on Hwy 7; down the 200 Street spine of Langley; along Marine Drive connecting West Vancouver and North Vancouver; as well as on Hastings Street and 41st Avenue in Vancouver and Burnaby. Existing buses over the Port Mann Bridge on

Highway 1 and on Highway 99 from Surrey to Richmond would also be upgraded to B-Lines. They say a half-point hike in the provincial sales tax levied only in Metro would raise $250 million a year – enough to cover the operating costs of the new lines as well as one third of the capital cost, on the assumption Victoria and Ottawa pay the other two thirds. “We’ve spent 10 years squabbling about what kind of tool can be used to fund the service,” Pachal said, adding the sales tax wouldn’t rile motorists as much as other TransLink sources like tolls or a vehicle levy. “This is fair and equitable.” He said a higher regional PST would grow with the economy and pull in money from visitors and tourists, while

providing exemptions for basics like groceries to help shield lowerincome residents. B.C. residents have paid higher sales taxes not long ago. Over the past decade, the federal GST has been cut by two per cent and the provincial PST was trimmed by 0.5 per cent. “We feel there is wiggle room,” Pachal said. Metro Vancouver mayors also suggested a small regional sales tax early this year. But mayors’ council chair Richard Walton said he envisioned something smaller – perhaps 0.1 or 0.2 per cent coming from that source – as part of a mix of other transit funding tools. Walton said there’s no doubt sales tax could generate a lot of revenue, but affordability would be a concern. Please see TRANSIT, A13

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Improve C98 Kingswood/22nd Street Station • The C98 will reroute off Highway 91 onto Westminster Highway between Howes Street and Hamilton Interchange

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Transit stations would double ⫸

continued from PAGE A12

He said the advocates’ claim a 0.5 per cent regional tax works out to just 35 cents per day per resident still adds up to an extra $42 per month for a family of four. “It’s not a trivial or insignificant amount,” Walton said. “We’re not advocating that outright at all. We’re advocating an approach that is going to look at a number of different funding sources.” Walton said a solution must fund not just transit expansion but other transportation projects, like the replacement of aging bridges and tunnels. The report by Pachal and Hillsdon, dubbed Leap Ahead, is the first major volley of return fire from transit supporters who are dismayed public debate has centred

on complaints of waste at TransLink and opposition to any tax hikes. The document, at leapaheadyvr.com, claims the the number of rapid transit stations in the region would be doubled from 65 to 138 and all the new lines could be operational by 2020, providing a viable transit alternative for motorists who may by then face tolls on a replaced Pattullo Bridge or Massey Tunnel. It predicts major economic, social and environmental benefits would spring from the transit investment. It remains unclear what question will be put to voters in a promised referendum, but Walton said he meets Transportation Minister Todd Stone again Sept. 3 to discuss that issue as well as governance

Record camper reservations at BC Parks

An exceptionally sunny, dry summer helped push BC Parks to an all-time record number of reservations at provincial campgrounds. More than 115,000 camping reservations were made through the province’s Discover Camping service, up 12 per cent from last

reforms for TransLink. Mayors in the spring opposed going to referendum. “We’re going forward with an open mind, in a spirit of cooperation,” he said. But Walton said the “huge questions” outstanding are who will pay for the referendum and who will champion the ‘Yes’ side. He said the HST referendum had millions in government money and the finance minister behind the pro side but still failed. “We’re being asked to do something that isn’t in the legislation, without resources and with no time.” TransLink must also decide by year end what projects would get built if a referendum on new funding sources passes.

year. Campers were allowed to make reservations at more campsites and campgrounds, including Kleanza Creek, Martha Creek, Chilliwack Lake, Mable Lake and Bowron Lake, increasing the number of reservable sites to more than 5,000 at 95 parks.

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A14 NewsLeader Friday, August 30, 2013

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encouraged We all know our kids need regular physical neighbours to address safety concerns, so that activity, but only five per cent are active enough our kids have the chance to run around freely, let to meet Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines. loose and direct their own activities. They’ll be One solution is so simple, and so easy—play! happier, healthier and stronger for it!” Unfortunately, parents report that their 5- to Play is not only an easy, accessible and 11-year-olds are only getting 4.1 hours per week affordable way to get children moving more, but of physical activity outside of school hours. it has the potential to improve a child’s physical, To help reverse emotional, social and the decline of play, cognitive well-being. ParticipACTION has One unique element created a national social of the campaign is the change marketing Bring Back Play app—a Kelly Murumets, CEO ParticipACTION campaign called Bring web-based tool to help Let’s bring back play and give kids the Back Play to rally unstructured time that used to be part of every parents recall the games and inspire parents they fondly remember childhood. and caregivers to playing as a child, teach motivate children to their children those move more. Thanks games and submit more to ParticipACTION’s active games to share provincial partnership with the B.C. Ministry of with other parents. The app was developed by Health, the campaign is co-branded with Healthy ParticipACTION, and is optimized for mobile Families BC in British Columbia, and includes the use, so that parents can access game ideas while Bring Back Play Funmobile tour, visiting events, outdoors with their children. To access the app, schools, neighbourhood parks and festivals to please visit www.bringbackplay.ca. encourage kids to get out and move, while educating The Bring Back Play Funmobile tour is parents and caregivers on the importance of play. on the road again for a full year from Sept. “Let’s bring back play and give kids the 2, 2013 to August 2014. The Funmobile will unstructured active time that used to be part of bring a van full of fun games, activities and every childhood,” says Kelly Murumets, President giveaways to parks, events and schools in and CEO of ParticipACTION, the national B.C. communities. To find a tour stop near voice of physical activity and sport participation you, please visit www.participaction.com/ in Canada. “Let’s offer them options besides bringbackplay or www.healthyfamiliesbc.ca/ computers and TV, and work with our bringbackplay.

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A16 NewsLeader Friday, August 30, 2013

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Labour Day Fall fair on Labour Day The annual Fall Fair is back on Labour Day Monday at Burnaby Village Museum. Along with free gate admission, visitors can enjoy free carousel rides sponsored by the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 23, which represents Burnaby civic workers, and Burnaby’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission. The fair runs from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 2, the last day of the museum’s summer season, and features heritage-style games of skill and chance, corn-shucking contests, sack races and family entertainment. Funmobile will be onsite with hula hoops, skipping ropes and balls for some low-tech fun. Jeremy Meugens will demonstrate his amazing yo-yo skills. KC the Clown will be on hand riding a 12-inch bike and entertaining with magic and balloon creatures. Cinemazoo will be there to delight and educate with their animal friends. And Richard Tyce will perform foot-stomping polkas with his accordion and tenor voice. From 2 to 4 p.m. visitors will also get to watch and hear the recording of an episode of Melodies in Mind, a nationally syndicated radio show featuring musical guests and a host with a dry sense of humour, performed live. The sociallyconscious folk music program will be broadcast

Labour Day greetings from the unionized workers at your local community newspaper.

BURNABY VILLAGE MUSEUM

Free rides on the Burnaby Village Carousel on Labour Day during the Fall Fair are courtesy of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

later on CJSF 90.1 FM and 11 other stations across Canada. Market vendors will be selling books, berries, leather goods, jewelry, natural products and sweet treats. The fall fair celebrations will be in addition to the regular exhibits of the season, which have focused on the local history of radio. Burnaby Village Museum is at 6501 Deer Lake Ave. Info: 604-297-4565 or burnabyvillagemuseum.ca.

Let’s make things better. On Labour Day, let’s celebrate the rights of workers and families. But let’s also understand that our rights in Canada, and in BC, have fallen behind.

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A20 NewsLeader Friday, August 30, 2013

What you call a hero I call just doIng my job Please be safe thIs labour day weekend

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WE WISH YOU A SAFE AND HAPPY LABOUR DAY WEEKEND. Mayor Derek Corrigan Councillor Pietro Calendino Councillor Richard Chang Councillor Sav Dhaliwal Councillor Dan Johnston Councillor Colleen Jordan Councillor Anne Kang Councillor Paul McDonell

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Labour Day Be careful on roads during long weekend For many, the Labour Day long weekend is the last chance for a summer getaway before schedules get busier and school begins. Over the Labour Day long weekend, on average, four people are killed and 560 injured in 1,900 crashes on B.C. roads every year – making it one of the most dangerous long weekends of the year That’s why the B.C. government, police and ICBC are urging drivers heading out on a road trip to plan their route ahead of time and drive with caution. “With more traffic expected over the long weekend, make sure to give yourself plenty of time,” said Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “Check road and weather conditions at drivebc.ca  before you set off to help make sure you and your family get to your destination safely.” “We all need to make smart driving decisions this long weekend to keep B.C. roads safe so follow the posted speed limit and maintain a safe travelling distance,” said Chief Constable Jamie Graham, Chair of the B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police Traffic Safety Committee. “You may think that by speeding, you’re cutting down on your travel time but what you’re really doing is decreasing your reaction time and putting everyone on the road at risk. Police will be out across the province looking for unsafe drivers.”

“We want you to have a fun and safe road trip this long weekend,” said John Dickinson, ICBC’s director of road safety. “Plan ahead to avoid distractions behind the wheel. If you’re using GPS, program it before you head out and if you must use your cellphone, ask your passengers to make or receive calls for you so that you can keep your full attention on the road.” Here are ICBC’s tips for a safe summer road trip: Pre-trip check: Check your engine oil, coolant levels and lights, and inspect your vehicle tires, including the spare, to make sure they’re in good condition and properly inflated. Make sure any camping or outdoor equipment is securely tied down to your vehicle before you take off. RVs in your way: You’ll likely spot many recreational vehicles on the highways this weekend. If you’re driving in mountainous areas, you may find that many RV’s are driving below the speed limit because they may be underpowered and overloaded. Be patient with these drivers as they are likely going uphill as fast as they can. If you’re driving your RV this weekend, be courteous and pull over to let others by if you’re holding up traffic. This is much safer than a driver making an unsafe pass out of frustration. Stay alert: The warm weather we’re experiencing combined with long drives can be a dangerous combination. Get plenty of rest, stay hydrated and take rest breaks every 1.5 to 2 hours to avoid driver fatigue. Fatigue slows your reaction time, decreases awareness and impairs judgment. Even a slight decrease in reaction time can greatly increase your risk of crashing especially when travelling at highway speeds.  Eliminate To all our wonderful staff and distractions: Plan ahead to avoid being volunteers at New Vista for their hard distracted while driving – turn off your work and genuine care towards our cellphone before you residents and tenants! head out or put it in the trunk so you won’t be tempted to answer Please help our garden grow. if it rings. Keep your distance: Visit our website for more information. Always maintain a safe travelling distance between vehicles. Allow at least two seconds of following distance in good weather and road conditions, and at least three seconds on highspeed roads or if you’re 7550 Rosewood Street, behind a motorcycle Burnaby • 604-521-7764 since it has a much shorter stopping www.newvista.bc.ca distance. – ICBC

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Labour Day Employees see growth in companies, job security The Canadian workforce has grown increasingly optimistic about hiring intentions and job security over the last three years, according to the third annual BMO Labour Day Survey. The study, conducted by Pollara, found that more than half of Canadians (53 per cent) think the company they work for is growing and will be hiring more employees. This number represents a marked increase from 28 per cent in 2011. In B.C., however, only 47 per cent believed their company would be growing, the lowest in the country. “This increasing optimism among

Canadian workers is very encouraging and is an accurate reflection of what we’re hearing when speaking to our clients,” said Steve Murphy, senior vice-president, BMO Commercial Banking. “With companies planning to invest in their employees and grow their workforce, new doors will open for increased productivity and expansion into new markets.” The study also found the number of people who feel comfortable with their overall level of job security is up, from 51 per cent in 2011 to 81 per cent this year, an increase of 30 per cent. British Columbians matched

the national response at 81 per cent. “The unemployment rate continues to gradually decline, dipping to 7.2 per cent in the latest month versus 7.3 per cent at this time last year. While the improvement is modest, the job market is much healthier than three-to-four years ago when the rate temporarily moved above 8 per cent,” said Doug Porter, chief economist, BMO Financial Group. “And while not much lower than the current U.S. rate of 7.4 per cent, other indicators suggest the Canadian job market overall is in considerably stronger

shape than its U.S. counterpart.” Please see PROMOTIONS, A23

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Working together for you ... Celebrating the economic and social achievements of workers Judy Darcy, MLA

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Raj Chouhan, MLA

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Fin Donnelly, MP New Westminster-Coquitlam and Port Moody 1116 Austin Avenue Coquitlam, BC V3K 3P5 604-664-9229 fin.donnelly@parl.gc.ca www.findonnelly.ca Kennedy Stewart, MP

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Friday, August 30, 2013 NewsLeader A23

Labour Day CUPE celebrates contributions made by its members The Canadian Union of Public Employees is CUPE members pave the way for improvements celebrating the important contributions working in labour standards, health and safety and quality people make to the economy and communities public services for all. The Labour Day weekend across Canada by participating in two important offers an opportunity to celebrate their work, events: Labour Day and and the strength of the the Unifor founding labour movement. convention. “This Labour Day, In every corner of we will be showing Paul Moist, CUPE It will be a weekend to underscore the imporour country, CUPE the strength of the tant role unions play in building and maintain- labour movement by members deliver the ing the social fabric of Canada. public services we all participating at events count on. They are the in large numbers and backbone of our health celebrating the founding care, municipal, and of a new union. It social services, and a will be a weekend to vital part of our schools, colleges and universities. underscore the important role unions play in Whether it’s providing senior care or child care, building and maintaining the social fabric of CUPE members make our communities work; Canada. Unions like CUPE get results that safeguarding our water, delivering power when benefit all Canadians - like decent wages and safer needed and keeping passengers safe aboard workplaces. These gains help the local economy airplanes. As unionized workers in the public and our communities,” said Paul Moist, CUPE sector, their improved wages and benefits help national president. drive the economy. As members of a social union, – CUPE

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When it comes to expectations for the coming year, half (50 per cent) of workers expect to receive a promotion or a raise. This is up 11 per cent from last year, and 22 per cent from 2011. The British Columbia rate, though, was 45 per cent. The Pollara survey was completed online July 12-16, with a sample of 1,005 Canadians 18 years of age and older. A probability sample of this size would yield results accurate to +/3.1 per cent, 19 times out of 20. – BMO

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Dutch landscapes, portraits featured at BAG The Dutch countryside will be featured in an upcoming show at the Burnaby Art Gallery. Storms and Bright Skies: Three centuries of Dutch landscapes, and Inner Realms: Dutch Portraits, will be on display at the gallery from Sept. 6 to Nov. 17. Storms and Bright Skies is organized by the National Gallery of Canada. It explores the emergence of the landscape tradition in the early 17th century before blossoming into its golden age and then into the 18th and 19th centuries. “Some of the greatest Dutch artists, including Jan van Goyen, Jacob van Ruisdael and Rembrandt—represented in Inner Realms: Dutch Portraits with four of his famous etching—brilliantly contributed to the rise of landscape as a full blown pictorial genre. These developments would greatly influence the course of art history in the Netherlands, which was a strong trading, military, scientific and artistic power,” said a press release. Inner Realms is on loan from the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. It includes drawings, etchings and oils by Dutch masters such as Adriaen van Ostade and Cornelis Janssens van Ceulen in addition to Rembrandt. Admission is by donation, suggested at $10. The gallery is at 6344 Deer Lake Ave. • The opening reception will be held in the upper and lower gallery on Sept. 6, 7-9 p.m. A tour and lunch will be held the next day from noon to 1 p.m. Call 604-297-4422 to reserve a space. • Art historian Paula Swart will present a talk on Dutch artists and landscapes near The Hague on Saturday, Sept. 14, 3 p.m. This event focuses on the 17-19th century Dutch artists, who lived in or near the city of The Hague, centre of court and government. “Genius of place” is often cited as a crucial factor in the creative process and artistic development of an artist. What was the role of the city of The Hague, and its immediate environment, in attracting artists and nourishing creative relationships?

Dutch landscapes and portraits will be on display at the Burnaby Art Gallery from Sept. 6 to Nov. 17.

• As part of Burnaby’s upcoming Culture Days event the gallery will hold a guided tour with assistant curator Jennifer Cane on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2 p.m.., including a free tour of the Dutch exhibitions. • Dutch Films in the Sky will be shown at Civic Square, Bob Prittie Library (Metrotown) on Saturday, Sept. 28, 7-9 p.m. when there will be an outdoor screening of Alexander Korda’s 1936 biographic film about Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn, and Michael Dudok de Wit’s 2000 Oscar winning animated short film, Father and Daughter.

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Rembrandt Van Rijn, Self-Portrait (detail), 1638, etching on paper, 13.6 x 10.7cm Collection of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Warner

Rembrandt van Rijn, Le moulin, 1641, Eau-forte sur papier vergé crème, 14.7 x 20.7cm, Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, Don à la mémoire de Margaret Wade Labarge de sa collection, 2010, Photo © MBAC

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Rembrandt van Rijn, The Windmill, 1641, Etching on cream laid paper, 14.7 x 20.7cm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Gift in memory of Margaret Wade Labarge from her collection, 2010, Photo © NGC

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EVENTS Country Queens: Rock.It Boy Entertainment presents Bonnie Kilroe’s Country Queens, a onewoman show featuring country favourites like Loretta Lynn’s “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” Tammy Wynette’s “Stand by your Man,”, Patsy Cline’s “Walkin’ after Midnight” and many others. When: Friday, Aug. 30, 7:30 p.m. Where: Massey Theatre, New Westminster (735 Eighth Ave.). Tickets: 604-521-5050, or www. masseytheatre.com. Living Single: Century House offers a free workshop for men and women who are no longer a couple and are now adjusting to a life on their own. This will assist you in developing the necessary skills for a positive future after a terminated relationship. Workshop facilitated by a certified counsellor. When: four two-hour workshops, Sept. 20 and 27, and Oct. 4 and 11, from 7-9 p.m. Where: 620 Eighth St., New Westminster. Register: molly66@shaw.ca or 604-5216200

Riverfest: The Fraser River Discovery Centre presents a local celebration to mark B.C. and World Rivers Day with art exhibits, activities, live music and entertainment. When: Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28. Where: Westminster Quay, New Westminster. Info: www.fraserriverdiscovery.org.

ONGOING Royal City Farmers Market: Come to Tipperary Park in New Westminster 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.

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: Jocelan Caldwell, 604-520-3646.

Uptown Artists’ Drop-In: A group of 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 out different options. Donation accepted but optional. When: Every Thursday, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Where: Spruce Room, Century House, 620 Eighth St., New Westminster. 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 – come join us. When: Sundays, 12:45 – 3:45 p.m. Where: Century House, 620-Eighth St., New Westminster. Admission: $5 members and $6 non-members. Includes refreshments at intermission. Info: 604-5191066.

New Westminster Family Place: Parents and grandparents of children under 5 can come to Lord Kelvin Elementary school for playtime, art, songs, stories and snacks. Have fun with your children, meet other parents and learn about other resources in the community. Where: In the green portable facing Seventh Avenue, 1010 Hamilton St. When: Thursdays and Fridays 9- 11 a.m. (Note - this program is closed when the school is closed).

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ESL Conversation Circles at the Library: The New Westminster Public Library offers free, dropin ESL conversation circles for adults who want to meet people and practice speaking English. Co-sponsored by Family Services of Greater Vancouver, there are two programs available. Children are welcome. When: For all adults, Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For women only, Fridays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Where: New Westminster Public Library, 716 6th Ave., New Westminster. Info: 604-527-4660.

Free Citizenship Classes: Prepare for the Canadian citizenship test for free in classes co-sponsored by New Westminster Public Library and MOSAIC’S Settlement Program. Wh en : First consecutive Wednesday and Thursday of each month 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: New Westminster Public Library, 716 6th Ave., New Westminster. Register and info: MOSAIC, 604-522-3722 ext. 155.

Kiwanis Club of New Westminster meets the first and third Tuesday of the month, 12 p.m. lunch, Boston Pizza, Columbia Square, New Westminster. Info: Marge Ashdown 604-521-8567.

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Feeling the Breeze in South Surrey with Adera By Kerry Vital

South Surrey is a vibrant, thriving neighbourhood with tons of amenities around. Now Adera is offering a bit of natural serenity with its townhome project, Breeze. Located just moments from Morgan Crossing and Grandview Corners, you’ll be able to take advantage of everything the neighbourhood has to offer, including shopping, dining and recreation.

Inside your home, you’ll find a spacious open floorplan with plenty of contemporary features. Among them is a chef ’s kitchen with a dining island, stainless-steel appliances, granite/quartz countertops and a modern designer glass tile backsplash. The entire kitchen is complemented by the Metropolitan Evoke Wide Plank laminate flooring that continues through the living and dining area, with plush carpeting in the bedrooms and large porcelain tile in the bathrooms.

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There are four different two- and three-bedroom floorplans available at Breeze, ranging from approximately 1,122 to 1,445 square feet. Adera is now offering homeowners a seriously amazing way to personalize their homes. Called I.D. By Me, the program allows the buyer to be their own interior designer and choose their colour scheme, upgrade finishes or fixtures and several other choices. Among the options at Breeze are adding heated floors in the bathrooms, upgrading the kitchen appliances and adding a washer/dryer package, along with several other ways to make your home your own. Adera has long been committed to sustainable and green buildings, and this continues with Breeze. Among the ecologically friendly features you’ll find here are LED street lamps (a first for Surrey), motion sensor lights in the bathrooms and ENERGY STAR-rated windows and appliances. The lush landscaping outside easily showcases the green lifestyle you will live at Breeze. All of the materials used in construction are locally sourced, reducing the carbon footprint. For more information about Breeze and other Adera projects, and the I.D. By Me program, visit www.adera.com.

Kristen McGaughey/KMcG Photography photos

The homes at Avra are full of luxurious finishes such as granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances, above. Residents will also be able to take advantage of the gorgeous seaside location and on-site amenities.

Affordable luxury in White Rock at Avra By Kerry Vital

Amenities and amazing homes abound in White Rock, but the Avra Development Group is bringing something new to the area with Avra, its condominium development in uptown White Rock that combines curb appeal, location and high-end design in one gorgeous package. “People have nothing but great things to say about Avra,” says Vice-President and Director Chris Tsakumis. “The response has been overwhelmingly positive.”

The homes are move-in-ready and available for a quick possession, Tsakumis says. “We’ve responded to the market’s request for larger suites,” he says, noting the availability of custom homes that are actually two floorplans combined together to make a single suite. These range from about 1,300 to over 1,600 square feet, which Tsakumis says has been particularly attractive to downsizers. “These allow our downsizing clients to find something they’re comfortable with,” he says. “It’s been received really positively.” Tsakumis says that residents don’t have to give up some of their possessions when they purchase one of the custom floorplans, simply due to how spacious they are. There are three different custom plans available in the building, along with a penthouse floorplan. It’s obvious that the developer has gone above and beyond with Avra, and is catering to buyers who are looking for a gorgeous seaside lifestyle and plenty of space to live or relax. “No other community can offer something

custom like this,” Tsakumis says. “Avra is the only concrete high-rise community with brand-new extra-large two and three bedroom suites.” The high-end features at Avra are definitely one of the biggest draws for buyers. Gourmet kitchens with granite countertops, beech or oak wood veneer cabinetry and stainlesssteel appliances will suit any chef. Some homes include an integrated workstation; a convenient touch for those who work at home or study. The bathrooms are soothing and luxurious, with their own elegant cabinets, marble slab countertops and backsplash and a bathtub fit for a spa. The Kuzco chrome-finish wall sconce puts everyone in the best light, and is complemented by the framed silver vanity mirror and sleek ceramic tile tub and shower surround. “There’s a great architectural vision and design here,” Tsakumis says. “We are very confident in the product we’ve built. It’s

affordable luxury.” Avra is perfectly located to take advantage of the amenities on offer in White Rock. The building is moments away from shopping at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre and other local boutiques, as well as dining, services, leisure and recreation. You’re also situated near excellent schools, including Semiahmoo Secondary with its International Baccalaureate program. That school has been a major draw for families looking for the best education for their children, Tsakumis says. Perhaps best of all, you’re just minutes from the White Rock waterfront. Because of this, the views from your new home and its floorto-ceiling windows are simply incredible. Inside Avra itself, you’ll find a fully furnished entertainment lounge with a full kitchen, a fitness centre, barbecue patio and guest suite, as well as several outdoor courtyards. A live-in resident manager is available as well, providing hotel-style service to each resident. Homes start at $319,900, with the custom floorplans starting in the low $700,000s. For more information, visit www.avraliving.com, call 604-531-9030 or visit the sales centre at 1455 George Street, open Saturday through Wednesday between noon and 5 p.m.

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Deliver newspapers (2x per week) on Wednesdays and Fridays in your area. Papers are dropped off at your home with the flyers pre-inserted!

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

Call Christy 604-436-2472 for available routes email Email circulation@burnaby newsleader.com

Home Share / Shared Living Providers Needed

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The Surrey-North Delta Leader is looking for a FULL TIME graphic designer with a minimum of 5 to 10 years proven experience in design and production knowledge, armed with problem solving and critical thinking. Compliance of creative service to the sales department is a must, along with a full working knowledge of production requirements and disciplines to ensure The Leader is produced within set deadlines. Duties will include: production flow, ad design, web ads, campaigns and features, online material, classified ads, file management, tech support and team dynamics to suit our fast paced industry. Excellent command of English language, both verbal and written, is imperative. Please email your resume to: Glory Wilkinson Creative Services Manager glory@surreyleader.com Send your resume by Aug 30th, 2013.

FLAGGERS NEEDED. No Certification? Get Certified, 604-575-3944

FLAG PERSONS & LANE TECH PERSONNEL NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

WE WILL TRAIN! COMPETITIVE RATES Must Have Valid TCP Certificate, Reliable Insured Vehicle And Provide A Clean Drivers Abstract!

Please E-mail Resume: grasdald@telus.net

Younghusband Resources is looking for families & single persons in the Burnaby and Tri-cities area to open their home on a full time basis to support adults with developmental disabilities. Qualified applicants are required to pass an extensive screening process. Payment is discussed upon completion of successful screening. For more information please check www.younghusband.ca E-mail your resume to: Jason@younghusband.ca or fax it to: 604-466-1207

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DELIVERY DRIVERS CORE-MARK IS EXPANDING AGAIN: We have an immediate opening for the following position.

Resident class 1 Delivery Drivers – Full time Work 4/10s, newer fleet, Route deliveries. A highly competitive compensation and benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurances, an RRSP plan, and paid vacation. We also offer performance & safety incentives for employees. Find out more about us at www.core-mark.com We thank all for interested applicant, however, only those under consideration shall be contacted. CoreMark is an equal opportunity employer. Send cover letter, resume & current abstract to: Core-Mark Int. 7800 Riverfront Gate, Burnaby, BC V5J 5L3 Fax - (604) 430-2184 or e-mail: gpeatman@core-mark.com

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

KITCHEN HELPERS Batta Holdings Ltd Dba Taco Time is hiring 2 F/T, permanent kitchen helpers 4820 Kingsway, Bby. Duties: Wash, peel, and cut vegetables and fruits. Clean and sanitize kitchen including work surfaces, cupboards, storage areas, appliances, and equipment. Receive, unpack and store supplies in refrigerators, freezers, and cupboards. Sweep and mop floor etc. Salary $10.30/hour. High school education and Basic English required. Experience an asset not required. Apply at

rajivtacotime@gmail.com

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 160

TRADES, TECHNICAL

Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic

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

BENEFIT PACKAGE! Please contact Mike e-mail: mike@megacranes.com or fax 604.599.5250

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TOWER TECHNICIAN

Mega Cranes Ltd. an industry leader, is seeking an energetic, tower technician the applicant must have full understanding of electronics and 3 phase power. This full time position requires knowledge of tower crane erection and dismantles .

Please email all resumes to Barbara@megacrane.com

Psychic Healer

Experienced truck and trailer mechanic with CVI ticket wanted for Langley fleet shop. Four (10) hour shifts, good wages and benefits. Fax resume to 604-513-8004 or email at tridem@telus.net

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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Eastcan Roofing & Siding

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•New Roofs •Re-Roofs •Repairs

BLAKELY & COMPANY LAW CORPORATION NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1097/mo - $1199/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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WANTED TO RENT

Ask me why $3900 is a steal for this 2000 Buick Park Avenue Ultra (automatic). 604-255-0362

Wanted warehouse/garage to rent/lease about 500sf for strg & light mfg-Tricity, MR, Pitt Meadows, N. West. Pref PoCo 604-945-5758

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

RECREATIONAL/SALE

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1988 ITASCA 37’ M/H. 454 engine. 40,000 miles. All running gear in exc cond. Attractively remodeled interior. 2 extra batteries installed. New tires. $8,400. (1)604-744-1741

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

FOR SALE BY OWNER The Scrapper

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LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE

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

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

604-812-9721

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

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

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Roofing Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank. GL ROOFING. Cedar/Asphalt, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters - $80. 604-240-5362. info@glroofing.ca

ASPHALT PAVING

COMPLETE Roofing Ltd. Repairs & gutters, all roofs. WCB, BBB, Reas guaranteed. Sr Disc. 604-725-0106

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

PETS

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 German Shepherd pups, vet check, 1st shots, own both parents, father reg., gd tempered, farm & family raised in country, make a good guard dog and family pet. $800. 604-796-3026, no sunday calls

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604-618-2949 ASPHALT PAVING • Brick Driveways • Retaining Walls • Foundation Repairs • Sealcoating 604-618-2304

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Large 2 br located in a Central Coq Co-op. $810/mo. No subsidy. Close to transit, schools, and shopping. Sandy 604 945 5864 sandy@terramanagement.ca

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

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

Welcome Home ! .

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Check out our FOR SALE sections: class 500’s for Merchandise, 600’s for Real Estate, and for Automotive view our 800’s.

Creditors and others having claims against the estate of KERTTU KAARINA ESTAMA aka KERTTU KAARIN ESTAMA aka KERTTU ESTAMA aka KERTTU K ESTAMA aka K K ESTAMA are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Administrator, KARA DULCINE WHITLOCK, c/o her solicitors, Blakely & Company Law Corporation, at P.O. Box 357, Armstrong, B.C., V0E 1B0, on or before September 20, 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

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• Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

Also; Spectacular 3 Acre Parcel at $390,000

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

TRUCKS & VANS

CARS - DOMESTIC

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

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AFFORDABLE MOVING

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TRANSPORTATION

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Call Tony 604-834-2597 www.bulldogdisposal.ca FLEETWOOD WASTE Bin Rentals 10-30 Yards. Call Ken at 604-294-1393

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

Call (604) 931-2670

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 533

FERTILIZERS

WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $160 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $180. 604-856-8877

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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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