NORM THE BARBER FORCED TO RETIRE
DEALING WITH DREADED DEADLINE
DONATION DAY RAISES $668K
OCTOBER 16 2013 www.newwestnewsleader.com
Shock, sadness and solidarity were the common responses to last week’s devastating fire on Columbia Street. See Page A3
City rallies to help Chris Bryan NewsLeader
Ken Millard, the principal at Lord Kelvin community school, Patricia Steiner, of the New Westminster Community Food Action Committee, Betina Ali, of the New West school district, and Ramona Manzer of the City of New West sample some of the typical offerings of a Harvest Box, a twice-monthly subscription of fresh produce that will be available in a new pilot program.
Harvest boxes aim to grow community Mario Bartel
Ken Millard’s dream that kids at Lord Kelvin community school, where he’s the principal, will eat healthy snacks at recess, instead of candy and cookies, may soon bear fruit. And vegetables. The school’s community HUB will be one of the distribution depots for a new pilot program that makes a low-cost twice-monthly subscription of fresh produce available to families and seniors throughout New Westminster.
The Harvest Boxes will also be on Wheels, a registered charity that distributed at the Centennial and provides food, clothing, footwear Queensborough community centres and furniture to people in need. as well as Century House. Harvest Box subscribers can also Each box costs buy a BOGO box eight dollars and for $15 that will contains about 10 donate a box of Betina Ali, SD40 pounds of seasonal produce to a needy This is a program fruit and vegetables, for everyone. family for each most of it locally purchased box. grown, as well as The program, a newsletter that tells the stories which is set to roll out in November, of some of the farms where the is a collaboration of the school produce came from along with district, the city’s parks, culture recipes. They’re assembled by Help and recreation department and the
FIVE STAR SERVICE ★ OUTSTANDING RESULTS Advantage
CELL 604.319.5593 ★ www.brynward.com
Each office independently owned and operated.
JUST LISTED 247 DAWE STREET, QUEENSBOROUGH • $608,806 • DON’T MISS THIS VERY SPECIAL HOME!
New Westminster Community Food Action Committee. If it’s a hit, it could be extended to other schools by next fall, said Betina Ali, the school district’s community program development officer. “We wanted to start slowly and work out the kinks,” she said. So far, it’s proving a winner for everyone involved. “A lot of people are excited about it,” said Ali. Especially Millard. Please see IMPACT, A8
Halloween Dinner & Dance
Saturday, November 2 | Dinner at 7:00pm at Our Lady of Mercy School Gym 7481 - 10th Ave, Burnaby Dinner 7pm & Dance 9pm • $25 | Dance Only $15 Tickets available at: Caribbean Market, New West - 604-522-9480 D Roti Shak, New West - 604-544-5994 Pinoy Dragon Mart, New West - 604-525-3377
Within hours of hearing the devastating news of a huge fire on Columbia Street on Thursday that destroyed half a block and about a dozen businesses, people were already offering to help. By Friday, the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce had posted a web page with a growing listing of members offering help, including the chamber itself, for things such as office space and equipment use—and even free facials and de-stressing services from Medical Esthetics by Katie. New West businesses such as It’s Your Time offered reception services, bookkeeping and paperwork for insurance claims for affected businesses. Uptown Property Group offered space to businesses affected by the fire, as did The Network Hub at River Market, Cadeaux Gifts and Shops at New West Station among others. The chamber has also announced it will partner with The Columbia theatre and a group of musicians to host a benefit concert for Downtown businesses. The fire destroyed half a block on Front and claimed about a dozen businesses.
A2 NewsLeader Wednesday, October 16, 2013
LEARN ABOUT THE BC SCHOOL SYSTEM
Thursday, October 24, 2013 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm at New Westminster Public Library, 716 6th Avenue
CITYPAGE NWPD VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES The New Westminster Police Department is accepting applications for the following volunteer opportunity:
A SWIS (Settlement Workers in School) worker will be available to answer all your questions. Find out about parent-teacher conferences, what to do if your child is having a problem at school, the value of extracurricular activities, and more. Registration information: • Call the Library at 604-527-4667 or • Contact MOSAIC at 604-522-3722 ext. 155 or via email at email@example.com.
Victim Assistance Unit Caseworkers Application deadline: October 18, 2013 For more information on this opportunity and to download the application package, please visit www.nwpolice.org.
Co-sponsored by the New Westminster Public Library and MOSAIC’S Settlement Program.
COUNCIL MEETINGS Monday, October 21 3:00 pm Committee of the Whole Council Chamber 7:00 pm Regular Meeting Council Chamber Please note that council meetings are now video streamed online at www.newwestcity.ca.
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATIONS FOR 2014 PROPERTY TAX PERMISSIVE EXEMPTION Section 227 of the Community Charter requires Council to give notice of a proposed bylaw regarding permissive tax exemptions, identifying the property, the proposed exemptions, the number of years that the exemption may be provided and an estimate of the amount of exempt taxes for the year of the exemption and the two following years. The proposed Bylaw No. 7627, 2013 is for a one year term. Folio #
07811000 11831000 01613501
1932 Eighth Avenue 601 Eighth Avenue 236 Ross Drive
811 Royal Avenue
318 Keary Street
788 Quayside Drive
509 St. George Street
Tenth Avenue East
Portion of Moody Park
Portion of Moody Park
Portion of Tipperary Park
Portion of Queen’s Park
Portion of Queen’s Park
Portion of Queen’s Park
Portion of Queen’s Park
Portion of Queen’s Park
75 East Sixth Avenue
Proposed Exemption Public Worship Public Worship Kolumbia Inn Daycare Society On-site Childcare Day Programs/Resource Development - Simon Fraser Society for Community Living Meeting Hall for Pensioners - Sapperton Old Age Pensioners’ Assoc. The Fraser River Discovery Centre Exhibition and Education Honour House Society - Respite facility for injured Canadian Armed Forces and local First Responders Greater Vancouver Water District Water Reservoir Tennis Courts Lawn Bowling - New Westminster Lawn Bowling Club Amateur Radio Club New Westminster Amateur Radio Club Tennis Courts/Club House Facility New Westminster Tennis Club Amateur Community Theatre Productions - Vagabond Players Air Cadets Training - Royal Canadian Air Cadets 513 Hornet Squadron Amateur Boxing Club Queensborough Boxing Club Civic Group - Arts Council of New Westminster Queen’s Park - On-site Preschool Childcare Curling Rink - Royal City Curling Club
Estimate of Taxes 2015 2016 4,700 4,900 18,300 18,900 5,300 5,500
Statuatory Authority Sec. 224(2)(g) Sec. 224(2)(g) Sec. 224(2)(a)
1Year 1Year 1Year
2014 4,500 17,700 5,100
Section 224 of the Community Charter does not require notice of exemptions provided under section 224(2)(f) [buildings for public worship] and section 224(2)(h) [seniors’ homes, hospitals or private schools]. For information about the proposed bylaw, please call the Finance and Information Technology Department at 604-527-4606.
511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, B.C. V3L 1H9 | Ph. 604.521.3711 | Fx. 604.521.3895 | www.newwestcity.ca
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 NewsLeader A3
OPINION page 6 | LETTERS page 7 | SPORTS page 19
Fire burned ‘a big hole’ in the heart of Downtown heritage
Clockwise from top right: Bystanders gather at the foot of Sixth Street to watch the blaze; A New Westminster firefighter gets his vitals checked by a paramedic; A firefighter gathers his gear; Alyssa Gordon is ecstatic to get her cat Lincoln back safely. The cat was rescued by firefighters from the offices of Premium Sports, where Gordon works; New Westminster Mayor Wayne Wright listens as Fire Chief Tim Armstrong gives an update on the fire situation on Columbia Street.
Wright: ‘One of the most important corners of the city’ Last Thursday’s massive fire on Columbia Street, which destroyed the old Copp’s Shoe store and spread to nearby buildings, was so big the New West fire department called for help from the Burnaby and Delta fire departments. The fire started around 4 a.m. and may have ignited on the roof where workers have been doing maintenance work in recent days.
The structure was built in 1904 by E.L. Lewis., and had housed Copp’s New West Shoes since 1925. The shop had just closed in January, replaced by a wedding shop. Mayor Wayne Wright, who was on the scene early in the morning, said, “that corner is one of the most important corners of the city.”
Island Pets Unlimited
Get $10 Off Your Next Purchase
at Island Pets Unlimited OR MORE AND GET when you spend at least $50
Expires November 13, 2013. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Must present this coupon to redeem.
your next purchase n of freshwater & BC’s largest selectio ts and products. pe tic ua aq h, fis saltwater you 2 locations to serve
Shark ! gs Feerddayin s @ 2pm
Replacing the lost buildings, he said, is “going to be a challenge.” Thursday’s fire was the first major fire since the Woodlands Centre Block building was destroyed in July 2008. A year earlier, in September 2007, a large blaze destroyed a building under construction as part of the Copperstone development in Sapperton.
...by Accident We Meet ALL MAKES & MODELS
FREE Mobile Estimates
We look forward to seeing you soon!
• Courtesy Cars • Lifetime Guarantee (WITHIN 30 KM)
FREE Mini Detail with Every Job
1 PLAC 2013E
Collision Repairs Ltd.
101-4501 North Road, Burnaby,
5335 No. 3 Road, Richmond
New Place, Familiar Face Over 43 years of serving the Burnaby community! Same dedicated team, brand new location. Formerly Sears Hearing Clinic, Lloyd Hearing Solutions will continue to provide the same friendly and professional service you know and trust!
and we’re there when you need us with over 65 years of award-winning collision repairs
Photos by Mario Bartel
6919 Merritt Ave., Burnaby
604-434-7221 • www.donndeancollision.com
Call today for a free hearing assessment! NEW LOCATION! #205 - 5066 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC
(formerly Sears Hearing Clinic)
New place, familiar face
A4 NewsLeader Wednesday, October 16, 2013
‘A kick in the teeth’ for Downtown Grant Granger
Coun. Jaimie McEvoy is passionate about New Westminster’s heritage but it was the last thing on his mind when he arrived last Thursday at 5 a.m. to watch a Downtown iconic building engulfed in an inferno. McEvoy got wind of what was happening when he woke up to go to work and opened his Twitter account and saw the news. He rushed right down. Although McEvoy is chair of the city’s heritage commission, the fiery flames and the billowing smoke had him worrying about the firefighters or for anyone caught inside. MCEVOY “I’ll take losing a building over human lives any day,” said McEvoy. “Right now the owners need moral support. There’s no loss of life, but there’s a human toll.” Knowing no one was injured, McEvoy was able to turn his attention to the future of this particular piece of New Westminster’s past. The E.L. Lewis building at 634 Columbia at McKenzie Street was erected in 1904, joining three others on the same block built in 1899 as the city recovered from the Great Fire of 1898. The facade of Copp’s New West Shoes, which opened in 1925, made it an iconic
Terry Brine, whose family owned the heritage building that was destroyed by a fire early Thursday morning, talks to bystanders outside the New Westminster police station.
corner on Downtown’s Golden Mile. “It’s a big loss heritage wise,” said McEvoy. Copp’s featured wooden floors and racks and racks of shoes along the walls from floor to the 18-foot high ceiling that could be accessed by wooden ladders on tracks. Owner Terry Brine, grandson of the store’s founder J.P. Copp, retired and closed the business on Jan. 1 and a bridal shop opened in its place. He co-owned the
building with Bill Lewis. “It’s a piece of New West history,” said Brine. “Downtown New West was looking so good, it’s a kick in the teeth because the Downtown was coming on strong.” Brine added they’ll probably rebuild, but “you can’t replace history.” The city, however, will help them try. Mayor Wayne Wright said “that corner is one of the most important corners of the city” and replacing the buildings is “going
to be a challenge.” City manager Lisa Spitale was sombre as she watched smoke billowing from the building. “It always affects us,” said Spitale. “It’s a fire in a historic building so you’ve got to regroup. We still have to work with the property owners with reconstruction. People love this street. It breaks your heart watching this.” Spitale hopes it won’t be a case of the property remaining vacant for a long time before someone comes forward with reconstruction plans. “The city is here to help them. The community values this street and I would hope they would help us with reconstruction,” she said. McEvoy was worried many other nearby historical buildings will have suffered water damage. “We’ll be looking at seeing any fire issues we need to look at for the rest of the district,” said McEvoy. “That will be a big heritage concern.” McEvoy said the blaze managed to jump a firewall in the building, as at least 10 tenants lost their offices or stores. “I don’t know why that happened. I’m concerned why it went down so quickly,” said McEvoy. “I’m not making any assumptions” McEvoy said the blaze will be an incentive to look at fire safety in heritage buildings more closely. “That’s a particular interest to me that I can do something about.”
Helping you make healthier choices... for you and your family.
IT’S A DIM SUM THING!
Drink wine, eat Dim Sum and learn about both. Tickets are $60 and partial proceeds go to the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation THURSDAY, OCT 17 (6pm - 9pm) VISIT rivermarket.ca/events for more info.
OUR MONTHLY WEEKEND MARKET IS A GATHERING OF LOCAL MAKERS. COME MEET THE ARTISANS AND SHOP UNIQUE, BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED PRODUCTS. SATURDAY, OCT 28 (12pm - 5pm) VISIT rivermarket.ca/community for more info.
We are locally owned and we provide the opportunity for people to purchase high quality organic and natural products and, in many cases, local products, traditional and innovative nutritional supplements and remedies. We also offer healthy prepared organic and natural foods including vegetarian/ vegan and gluten free in a friendly knowledgeable environment.
Lowest prices in town Guaranteed!
What’s Organic? or·gan·ic (adjective) \or-ga-nik\ Involving the use of food produced with the use of feed or fertilizer of plant or animal origin without employment of chemically formulated fertilizers, growth stimulants, antibiotics, or pesticides.
If you find our products at a lower price, bring in the proof and we’ll beat it by 5%.
Meat, fruit, produce, dry goods and so much more... 421 Sixth Street, New Westminster 604-553-3421 www.newwestorganic.ca
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 NewsLeader A5
Fire destroys long-time businesses Mario Bartel
Norm Friesen’s retirement started two weeks early. New Westminster’s singing barber, who writes and performs gospel music between trims was due to close his little shop on McKenzie Street at the end of October. But a massive fire that destroyed the E.L. Lewis building in which he’s been based for the past 16 years beat him to it. Friesen, who’s been a fixture in Downtown New West for more than 40 years, was in Penticton enjoying a little rest and relaxation before an onslaught of appointments from regular customers who had booked one last haircut when his son Josh called from Calgary with the news that his was amongst more than a dozen businesses destroyed or damaged by the fire early Thursday morning. It was those customers who were uppermost in Friesen’s mind as he absorbed the news. “It’s difficult to think about,” said Friesen in a phone interview. “I’m going to have to cancel a lot of appointments.” Friesen said he’s in no hurry to get back to New Westminster to survey the extent of the damage. He’d already sold one of two of his vintage barber chairs in the shop but a pair of prints by renowned local train artist Max Jacquiard are likely gone as well as the stand-up piano where he’d work on songs while awaiting the next customer. More upsetting, said Friesen, was the loss of many personal items like photo albums, baby clothes, collectibles, family heirlooms, records and CDs that belonged to his oldest son and were being stored in the shop’s furnace room as his family prepared to move to a new home. “I’m at a loss for words,” said Friesen. “This is not the way I wanted to go into retirement.”
TOP: Norm Friesen, who’s been cutting hair and playing gospel music in Downtown New Westminster for more than 40 years, was two weeks from retirement when his little shop was destroyed. BOTTOM: Gary Lobel’s dusty old shoe repair shop on McKenzie Street was amongst the more than a dozen businesses destroyed or damaged.
MARIO BARTEL NEWSLEADER FILE
Big, but not necessarily biggest since Great Fire: Miller Last Thursday’s blaze on Columbia Street was saddening and devastating for many in New Westminster. But calling it the biggest fire Downtown since The Great Fire of 1898 is misleading, says local historian Archie Miller. In fact, it might not even be the biggest one on that intersection. Collister’s Store, which was located across Columbia from Copp’s, suffered an enormous fire in which someone died in 1959, Miller said. Then in 1968, the Metropolitan store kitty corner to Copp’s also went up in flames. Miller said a fire also wiped out two buildings in the 1940s while another took out Reliable Furniture at Sixth and Carnarvon in the 1930s, Kresge’s about 20 years ago and the Swan building near Elliott that housed CKNW in the 1960s. Miller said the closure of Copp’s Shoes earlier this year will soften the sentimental blow somewhat for the community. “It doesn’t lessen [the fire’s historical] importance. This is a store where people got shoes for years. It looked like the 1890s.” Miller said it will be interesting to see what emerges from the ashes. “It was a dramatic corner with two angular entrances with a look down the hill. It reeked of heritage, and we still have a few others down there. But in terms of the streetscape it puts a big hole in it, a really big hole.” —Grant Granger
604-526-2888 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
1031 Cornwall St • $669,900 Family friendly neighbourhood offering a great family house. 4 bdrms above ground PLUS 2 bdrm secondary accommodation below (currently occupied by family). Large living room and kitchen. Lots of space to play and/or garden in the fully fenced back yard. Recently updated windows, furnace and hot water tank. Fantastic central location close to all levels of schools, parks and transit.
222 8th Ave • $749,900 Spacious 5 bdrm, 2 bath character home on a large lot. Lots of character, fir & oak floors throughout. Main floor offers large dngrm, lvgrm w/ gas F/P, 1 bdrm, den, full bath & an updated kitchen featuring maple cabinets & gas stove. 2 bdrms above, w/ sink (potential for 2nd bathroom). 2 bdrm registered suite below could rent for $1,000/mo. Huge backyard has it all, 2 year old large deck, above ground pool, room to play & garden. Close to great schools, easy access to transit & walk to shopping.
RE/MAX Advantage Realty 102-321 6th Street New Westminster
7238 11th Ave, BBY • $819,900 ATTENTION BUILDERS. Rare R12 zoning allows for semi-detached or front & back duplex, totalling 3,567 sq ft. Value in land only, but home is in clean, livable condition, with some finishing required. Build now or hold until later. Adjacent Southgate Neighbourhood Concept will transform the area into a pedestrian friendly community to play, learn, shop & connect to Edmonds Town Centre.
#318-12 K De K Ct • $324,900 Move-in ready, 1,082 sq ft 2 bdrm, 2 bath. Functional floor plan w/ satellite bdrms, dngrm opening up to lvgrm overlooking the balcony & treed courtyard below. Large kitchen features new stainless fridge & stove, offers plenty of room to work. Spacious mbdrm includes W/I closet & full ensuite. All flooring updated including laminate in the living area, carpet in the bdrms & modern 12X24 tile in the bathrooms & kitchen. Quiet location, but extremely close to amenities. 2 min walk to River Market & a short walk to New Westminster SkyTrain & all the surrounding shops & services.
#214-611 Blackford St • $159,900 Bright 2 bedroom unit in a great uptown location. Features good size rooms, functional layout and newer paint. The balcony outlook is to a large evergreen and provides lovely shade on warm summer afternoons. Well run building with live in caretaker. Shared laundry on each floor. Walk to all amenities.
#143-600 Park Cr • $259,900
#103-12 K De K Ct • $424,900
#108-38 7th Ave • $289,900
Desirable Glenbrooke North location. You’ll find a great sense of community surrounds this spacious 1 bdrm townhouse. Direct access to your front door through your large patio. 9 foot ceilings show off the open concept living. Large living room offers gas F/P. Bonus built in office space off the kitchen. Mbdrm offers ample closet space on the way to the cheater ensuite bathroom. Pet friendly building with a well-run strata. Only steps to Queen’s Park & a short walk to transit & shopping at Royal Square Mall.
Wow! Lovely 2 bdrm & den unit w/ unobstructed Fraser River views. Situated right on the Boardwalk at the New West Quay, this unit features an open & bright floor plan, large mbdrm, 2 full bathrooms, & insuite laundry. The kitchen has updated appliances & many pullout shelves, as well as a pantry. Watch the tug boats & ships go by from your large covered patio space. Walk to transit, shopping, restaurants & more. 2 pets ok.
1 bdrm & den (easily a 2nd bdrm) w/ 1 bathroom in the highly desirable Glenbrooke area. Very well maintained from top to bottom. Open concept with 9’ ceilings. Every room looks out to the private patio. Spacious mbdrm plus walk in closet. Relax in privacy on the large patio, with your own patch of grass, & landscaped gardens. 1 parking & storage locker. Pet friendly building. Great location close to Queen’s Park, shopping, parks, excellent schools & easy access to transit.
Visit www.mattbrabbins.ca for information on all our listings!
A6 NewsLeader Wednesday, October 16, 2013
PuBLISHED & PRINTED BY BLACK PRESS LTD. at 7438 Fraser Park Drive, Burnaby, B.C. V5J 5B9
QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
Play it safe
The last gasp of balmy sunny weather was welcomed earlier this week by Burnaby residents, especially since fall and winter’s inevitable rain and gloom are en route. This is also the perfect time of year to start planning how you’re going to remain safe on the roads in the coming dreary, dark months of commuting. Although we may not get as much snow as our friends in other parts of Canada, what we do get tends to wreak a considerable amount of havoc on the driving public, for a number of reasons. First, most long-term Metro Vancouver residents simply don’t have as much experience driving in the snow. Second, the wet snow we get is more difficult to drive in than the fluffy powder up-country. But most importantly, many drivers have trouble because they don’t have proper snow tires mounted. Consider this an early warning to take care of that simple safety task. Keep in mind, also, that wet roads are naturally, more slick and hazardous than dry ones, so slow down. Your friends and family will thank you for it, and so will your insurance premiums. Same goes for pedestrians out there. Too often, people dart out into traffic mid-block without lifting their head to check for oncoming traffic. Worse is when they’re dressed in black from head to toe, making them practically invisible in the gloom of fall and winter. A good rule of thumb as a pedestrian is to assume that any vehicle out there can’t see you. OK, enough of wagging the finger—we just want you to be safe and sound! Meantime, embrace the sunshine whenever it peeks through the clouds from here on in. It’ll feel like a long-lost friend by the time spring turns the corner.
Do pit bulls deserve their reputation as a dangerous breed?
41 YES 59 NO %
THIS WEEK: Will you be getting snow tires when the temperature dips? Vote at www.newwestnewsleader.com
Life in the world of deadlines If anybody ever wondered what life is like in the editorial department of a newspaper – and if you have, I feel sorry for you – they would’ve got a good glimpse into our glamorous world on a recent Wednesday afternoon. As of this writing, most everyone is busy, tap-tapping away on their keyboards, finishing off some story or another. And a deadline looms, less than two hours away. There’s no visible panic yet – though, to be fair, I can’t see my editor from my desk – but it’s always there, in the background. Tick tock, tick tock. “Anybody got a column?” comes the call from said editor’s office. “I’ll read a column, sure,” says one reporter who, with headphones on, has incorrectly heard the question. “No… we need someone to write one.” “Oh. Sorry, no. I’m out.” And so comes the same answer as the same question is echoed down the line, cubicle to cubicle, desk to desk. “Nope, sorry.” “Nadda.”
Nick Greenizan Then, silence. As for myself, well… though I do have the innate ability to write about nothing for 624 words – one of my few marketable skills, really – I, too, am tapped out. I’ve got no ideas worth writing about, and even if I did, no time to do it. The column well runneth dry. Tick tock, tick tock. It’s a funny thing about columns. Nobody ever seems to want to write one. Sure, once they’re done, they’re sometimes great. If done well, they can be full of witty insights, deep thoughts or pointed opinions. And done not-so-well? Well, you just hope nobody notices. But in a newsroom full of talented people who get paid to write quickly, under pressure, the column is still, by far, the hardest thing to really nail.
7438 Fraser Park Dr., Burnaby, B.C. V5J 5B9 firstname.lastname@example.org burnabynewsleader.com | newwestnewsleader.com
A writer’s white whale, so to speak. For once, the reporter isn’t reprinting other people’s quotes and ideas gleaned from interviews or news releases, but rather expected to string together his or her own thoughts, opinions, beliefs or hilarious anecdotes. In other words, we have to think for ourselves. I know, I hate it, too. But on the plus side, we get to write in the first-person, which can sometimes be fun. And if you really want to turn off your readers, you can even write the whole thing in the thirdperson, which I once did for my old college newspaper, just to see what would happen. The response? Nick liked it. Others? Not so much. But whatever you write, you have to open yourself up a little bit, and in a Facebook age where everybody’s personal privacy settings are usually set on “high,” well, that can be a frightening thing. And sometimes you have to do it on a tight deadline. Tick tock, tick tock. It’s the reason I’ll start writing
one slowly, in the hope that something different – written by someone else – will materialize in the meantime. Often, that is exactly what happens, and I’m able to exhale, and safely hit “save and close” on my document, my few disjointed thoughts stored away for another day, only to be completed when there are no other options. I have a folder on my computer called “columns in progress.” It may as well be subtitled, “In case of emergency, break glass,” because nothing inside gets finished unless all other options are exhausted. That folder is the second parachute. An ejector seat. A way out of trouble. It’s from where this column came from. “So, did anybody come up with anything?” comes the hopeful call from the editor’s office. “No,” everyone groans. Tick tock, tick tock. Deadlines are the best.
Nick Greenizan is a reporter at the Peace Arch News.
Creative Services Supervisor
The NewsLeader is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org
Keep Hyack’s U.S. trips On behalf of the Astoria Regatta Association, I urge the Hyack Festival Association to continue participation in the Northwest Festival Hosting Association. This organization helps to cross-pollinate many festivals throughout Oregon, Washington and of course, British Columbia. These festivals, whether large or small, bring thousands of visitors and an untold amount of valuable dollars to each community. Participation by a significant neighbour from Canada like Hyack makes this unique symbiotic relationship even more prestigious, giving it an international flair and proving to us all the importance of friendly relations we Americans have always shared with you Canadians. Attendance at the various Festivals does come with some financial and personal responsibilities. Traveling for up to 12 weekends a year is not inexpensive and it takes a real commitment from one’s personal life to do so. The benefits, while seemingly ephemeral to some, can be measured by the goodwill of each Festival Ambassador that spreads from community to community. In an era of gloomy politics and uncertain financial times, attendance at these festivals is a way for good people to stand shoulder to shoulder and show the world that they will not be dragged down by pessimism. Peter Roscoe President, Astoria Regatta 2013
New west statioN is so cool... New West Station is so cool that… I’ve shopped at all 40 businesses, maybe 45 by now… I’ve seen all the movies—those I liked, three times each… I’ve tried all the dishes on every menu—all the pizzas, the pitas, the sushi. I’ve had all the poutine flavours at the Spud Shack, all the
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 NewsLeader A7
1 PLACE 2012
lbs WEIGHT: 370 lbs to 185 I lost HALF MY BODY nelly Don rk Ma rs! yea in less than two
#1 Naturopathic Doctor in New Westminster
#1 Weight Loss Program Sweeping the Nation
Medically Supervised Rapid Weight Loss Lose up to 15 - 20 lb per month!
• Hormonal balancing• Food sensitivity testing NO Hunger! NO Cravings! NO Diet Pills!
Call 778.397.3979 or visit www.drallanapolo.com 756 Columbia Street Covered by extended medical
SPCAThriftMart WE’VE TO TO
30% OFF EVERYTH WINTEINRG O MUCH ST OCK!
HyaCk FEsTival assOCiaTiON/CONTribuTEd
The Hyack Festival Association’s float and ambassadors went to Issaquah earlier this month to participate in the Salmon Days Festival and parade. Hyack’s participation in U.S. festivals has come under scrutiny recently as the festival association takes a closer look at its activities.
doughnuts at Tim Hortons. There are two Starbucks! (You might prefer Timmy’s with its curved window wall.) New West Station is so cool that I sleep and sunbathe on the chaise lounges; they have comfy angles. New West Station is so cool that there is poetry outside on
the south wall and a famous woman’s words on the east wall. I love New West Station so much that I could live there… I’ve heard people look up at the towers and say that. I really like New West Station. Franci Louann New Westminster
Some steps are magical.
May they all be comfortable.
ions apply! Li
mited time: O
615 12th Street, New Westminster
604-540-7722 7 days a week 10am to 5:30pm
Proceeds go to BC SPCA | We offer free home pickup service for quality furnishings
REFRESHMENTS AND DOOR PRIZES The North Fraser Chapter CARP (A New Vision of Aging for Canada) invites you to a free presentation:
Successful Aging: An Owners Manual
by Dr. Larry Dian, a world renowned expert on healthy aging
Enter to win our $100 Monthly Rafﬂe with each purchase of shoes, sandals, boots or purses. Men’s sizes 6 - 15, Slim to WWW. Women’s sizes 4 - 12, Slim to WWW. (Width exceptions apply in certain sizes.)
Buy one get one Half Price Choose from our odd sizes of discontinued SAS shoes/sandals as a second pair, for half price
/2*267$1'$5'6 Specializing in SAS shoes
640-6th Street Uptown New Westminster 604.522.8940
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
100% waterproof Bogs boots now in stock. Get comfort and protection in all weather.
Saturday, October 19, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Discovery room, Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby • Discover why some zoomers (boomers with zip) age better than others. • Hear about Dr. Dian’s ten successful aging tips. • Learn about specific activities, changes and strategies that contribute to a vital, energetic lifestyle. Dr. Larry Dian is a geriatric medicine specialist at Vancouver General and St. Paul’s hospitals. North Fraser Chapter CARP represents nine communities north of the Fraser, including Burnaby and New Westminster.
RSVP: Bruce Bird at 778-284-1189 or email CARPNorthFraserChapter@gmail.com SPACE PROUDLY DONATED BY THE NEWSLEADER
A8 NewsLeader Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Impact on community ‘will be huge as well’ ⫸
THE HOLISTIC WELLNESS EVENT OF THE YEAR!
EXPLORE ✱ EXPERIENCE ✱ ENLIGHTEN ✱ EVOLVE 3 DAYS, 120 EXHIBITS, 45 LECTURES & WORKSHOPS Bringing together the best of Holistic, Natural Living, New Thought, Spirituality, Ancient Wisdom + more!
Consider one of Canada’s most unique and inspiring events, the Body Soul & Spirit Expo returns to Vancouver this fall where it first started over 16 years ago! The event will showcase a diverse range of exhibits, lectures workshops and presentation from across North America and Beyond.
…for Health, Green Living, Natural Health, Ancient Wisdom, Healing Arts, New Thought to Metaphysical and Intuitive Arts and much more!
NOVEMBER 1st - 3rd THE PNE FORUM (Hastings & Renfrew)
looking for what you offer!
OVER 45 LECTURES… Including Tamara Veitch and Rene DeFazio, authors of One Great Year…
BOOK NOW & exposure to 1000’s
A spiritual thriller that combines ancient mysteries, cco aan epic love story for the ages and the timeless struggle of an good go o vs. evil!
www.BodySoulSpiritExpo.com 1-877-560-6830 560 0 68 6830
continued from front page
A lot of his students are new immigrants or come from difficult backgrounds, he explained, “so it’s a perfect complement to what we do as a community school.” He said he expects a lot of the donated boxes will end up staying in his school’s community. By providing fresh produce and nutritional information to his students and their families “it stretches that nutrition conversation further.” It’s a conversation that spans all generations and incomes, said Ali. “This is a program for everyone.” It also creates connections. “Kids will see where their food
comes from,” said Ali. And if families collect their boxes at a community centre, they may pick up a brochure and learn about some of the programs available, said Ramona Manzer, the recreation programmer for the city of New West. “The impact on the community will be huge as well,” she said. “They’ll get involved in other programming.” • To register for the Harvest Box program, visit in person or call the Lord Kelvin Community HUB, the Centennial or Queensborough community centres, or Century House.
Flu Shot Clinic Flu season stops here. Prevent the flu this year. Book an in-store flu shot with our pharmacist. Also, you may qualify to get the flu shot for free. Ask your pharmacist for details. Save-On-Foods
PRIVATE AUTO WITH FAMILY INSUR HOME - CONDO - TENANTS - BUSIN Fri Oct 25 - 10am - 6pm 125 - 6200 Mckay Avenue PRIVATE AUTO WITH FAMILY INSURANCE 604-433-3760 SAVE ON INSURANCE HOME - CONDO - TENANTS - BUSINESS - MARRIAGE LICENC PriceSmart Foods Thurs Oct 24 - 10am - 6pm #200 - 7155 Kingsway 604-540-1389
Put your funds in a safe place with a cashable 1-year term Replacement deposit, and get guaranteed returns with cashable ﬂexibility. Value
Fri Oct 25 - 1pm - 5pm Sat Oct 26 - 11am - 5pm 7501 Market Crossing 604-433-6314
Unlimited Contents INSURANCE
$280,000 $1,000,000 Unlimited $350,000 Contents Liability Family $400,000 $320,000 $1,000,000 vancity.com/cashableterm $350,000 $280,000 $1,000,000 $328.00 $500,000 $400,000 pharmacy $1,000,000 $400,000 $320,000 $1,000,000 $369.00 $750,000 $600,000 $1,000,000 *All or part of the deposit may be withdrawn at any time, but deposit must be held for at least 30 days to earn interest. Interest rate is per year and all interest is paid at maturity. Interest rate is as of August 27, 2013 and may change without notice. $500 minimum deposit (must remain invested after partial withdrawal). Non transferable. TFSA eligible. $500,000 $400,000 $1,000,000 $453.00 Make Good Money (TM) is a trademark of Vancouver City Savings Credit Union. $1,000,000 $800,000 pharmacy $1,000,000 ® HANDS & GLOBE Design is a registered certiﬁcation mark owned by World Council of Credit Unions, used under license. $750,000 $600,000 $1,000,000 $680.00 Replacement Value Find out how to guarantee your returns at
*Current rates based on claims free, mortgage free, senior, newer home and LYNN VALLEY CENTRE
BAY CITY INSURANCE SERVICES
PRIVATE AUTO WITH FAMILY INSURANCE HOME - CONDO - TENANTS - BUSINESS - MARRIAGE LICENCE
$800,000 $1,000,000 $915.00 PRIVATE AUTO WITH FAMILY INSURANCE LYNN VALLEY CENT #121-1199 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver Suite 23-800 SAVE ON INSURANCE 604-986-1155 Opposite Save-On-F -•CONDO - TENANTS - BUSINESS - MARRIAGE LICENCE LASER % ART: LM AE: EB DSGN: TL PROD: SHHOME BLACK HOME Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm Replacement Unlimited McBride Blvd, Value Contents Liability on claims Family1795 *Current free, mortgage free, senior, newer home and alarm discounts* x 8.14" PRESSrates / STOCK: based Newspaper AD SIZE: 5.6" RED #121-1199 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vanco • CONDO Opposite Save-On-Foods
SAVE ON INSURANCE CITY PRIVATE AUTO BAY • TENANTS • BUSINESS WITH FAMILY VAN376 • MARRIAGE BAY CITY INSURANCE LICENCE INSURANCE BAY CITY INSURANCE SERVICES LTD.
WASSERMAN + PARTNERS ADVERTISING
VAN-P41445.06 File: !VAN376_BP Rev: Oct. 8, 2013 – 11:34 AM Black Press
$280,000 $1,000,000 $328.00 BLEED: - $350,000 RES FINISHED: 200 PPI AS CMYK DESIGN : $400,000 $320,000 $1,000,000 $369.00 OTHER: ARTWORK SCALE: 1 : 1 $500,000 $400,000 $1,000,000 $453.00 Replacement Unlimited AE/PROD : FINISHED: RES ARTWORK: 200 PPI $750,000 $600,000 $1,000,000 $680.00 Value Contents NOTE : FORMAT: InDesign CS6 $1,000,000 $800,000 $1,000,000 $915.00 TRAP AT OUTPUT STUDIO : DELIVER: PDFx1a $280,000 *Current rates based on claims free, mortgage $350,000 free, senior, newer home and alarm discounts*
Next to Wal-Mart #30-935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
604-904-9700 Liability Mon-Wed 9am-6pm, Thurs-Fri 9am-9pm. Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 11am-6pm
$1,000,000 Our office in West Vancouver has amalgamated
with our new location in Capilano Mall $1,000,000 next to Walmart, the Liquor Store and Kins Market.
New Westminster, INSURANCE SER 604-986-11 BC V3L 2B8 604-524-3565 SERVICES LTD. CAPILANO MA
Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am
$328.00 $369.00 $453.00
Next to Wal#30-935 Marine Drive, North Vanco
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 NewsLeader A9
the ChoseN optioN:
...to WIN great prizes go to our website and click on CONTESTS
...to WIN great prizes go to our website and click on CONTESTS
The Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer 2013 Tour de Coast team, Support Crew and Steering Committee would like to thank all sponsors, supporters and school communities on behalf of each child who will benefit from their generous contribution.
the repliCa optioN:
OFFICIAL BIKE SPONSOR
Courtesy City of New westmiNster
At top is a representation of the option for swag lighting that was chosen for Columbia Street, which provides the ability to swap over sections for the holiday season (second from top). At bottom is the replica version of what was once in use on Columbia, but which was rejected.
...to win great prizes go to our website City chooses Downtown and click on COnTESTS GOLD SPONSORS
BC Ambulance Service • BC Ferries Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Centre • Pemberton Valley Lodge Vancouver Police Department SILVER SPONSORS
BC Ferries • Coast Blackcomb Suites – Whistler • Parker Place Mall Pitt Meadows Ramada • PoCo Inn & Suites Hotel Powell River Town Centre Hotel • Stong’s Market • Thrifty Foods
swag light fixtures But the chosen option did not get full support on council
options put forward by staff. Last month, staff returned to council with a variation of the exact replica that would have Grant Granger reduced the number of bulbs in email@example.com each swag from 300 to 225, and Columbia Street in the cost of each swag by $3,000. Downtown New Westminster When it came to a final vote will get some decorative swag last Monday, only Coun. Betty lighting strung across its broad McIntosh supported the new expanse, but they won’t be option. replicas of those from the “I don’t think this collection thoroughfare’s glory days of light bulbs captures in the 1950s. any meaningful spirit City council, in a split of the historical past vote, decided to go with on Columbia Street at a cheaper option that all,” said Coun. Jaimie allows for the centrepiece McEvoy, who proposed to be changed depending council switch to the harper on the time of year. ‘accessorized design’ Two councillors, option priced at $7,350 a however, opposed the idea fixture to install. entirely. While McEvoy backed that In July, council balked at the option in July, Coun. Bill exact replica recommendation Harper had given his approval because it would cost nearly to the exact replica then but on $14,000 a light, although its Monday sided with McEvoy. maintenance costs for bulb “The argument around replacement were substantially option D (accessorized design) lower than the other three has a ring to it,” said Harper.
“The cost is half and as the result of that cost being half, we can put up four instead of two.” Couns. Jonathan Coté and Chuck Puchmayr opposed swag lighting of any sort, especially since the Downtown Business Improvement Association (BIA) balked at the proposal. “I will vote against in any form,” said Puchmayr. “If we don’t have it for Christmas so be it. We’re not having any buy-in.” In a letter to council, BIA president Andy Bradshaw said the association loves the idea of lighting up Columbia Street, and while not opposed to the city’s concept, wondered if other options could be considered. “Would this money be better spent on simpler lighting along Columbia Street that could be done all at once and have more impact sooner? (i.e. white lights in all the trees),” wrote Bradshaw.
HARMONY COURT ESTATE
go to our website and click on COnTESTS
Happy, Healthy Independent Living
Come meet our family of residents, discover our recreational activities and so much more.
o to our website and click on COnTESTS twitter.com/lonegrangerbnw
PechaKucha returns Oct. 25 A local blogger, the president of Douglas College, a cycling gardener and a pair of budding craft brewers are amongst the roster of 10 speakers at New Westminster’s next PechaKucha night, Oct. 25 at the River Market. PechaKucha started in Tokyo in 2003 as a gathering of young
architects and designers to share ideas and network. It has since evolved into a global exercise in community building. There are PechaKucha nights in more than 700 cities around the world. Each presenter gets six minutes and 40 seconds to show
and talk about 20 images in their field of interest or passion. For more information, including the full roster of speakers as well as a link to secure tickets, go to www. pechakucha.org and input New Westminster into the search box. twitter.com/newsleaderfotog
Reserve Your “Staycation” Short Term Stay Today Call today for more details and to book your personalized tour 604.527.3300
Do you know a local Senior of Distinction?
Help us recognize and celebrate their contributions to our communities. Go to agecare.ca or visit your local community centre to pick up a nomination form.
Reserve your suite* and earn 1500 AIR MILES® reward miles *Suites are reserved by signing a new rental agreement. Contact us for more details. ® TM Trademarks of AIR MILES® International Trading B.V. Used under license by LoyaltyOne, Inc. and Harmony Court Estate
Harmony Court Estate Retirement Community 7197 Canada Way, Burnaby BC 604.527.3300 | www.harmonycourtestate.ca
A10 NewsLeader Wednesday, October 16, 2013
FOR LESS AND GET MORE
FOR YOUR FURNITURE CHECK OUT OUR BIG SELECTION OF NEW AND NEARLY NEW ITEMS Make yours a Champagne Taste Home
Champagne Taste Where style and budget meet 1101 Royal Avenue, New Westminster 604 524 6068 www.champagnetaste.ca | Like us on Facebook
Champagne Taste is the most exciting new and consignment furniture store in British Columbia. And the first choice for people wishing to part with their gently used items.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 NewsLeader A11
Pattullo, Massey plans draw fire from mayors Jeff Nagel Black Press
the bridge a vital connection that directly links the Surrey and New Westminster city centres, as called for in Metro’s regional growth strategy. It was also the first time the committee has met since Premier Christy Clark announced the Massey Tunnel will be replaced with a large new bridge, costing up to $3 billion. Several mayors said the province can’t simply announce huge infrastructure projects without making sure they mesh with TransLink’s bridges and the regional plan. “We cannot continue to do one-offs, whether it’s the Port Mann Bridge or a Massey bridge,” said North Vancouver City Mayor Darrell Mussatto, adding the region will be on a “road to nowhere” until there’s an integrated strategy that deals with all
major corridors that are arbitrarily divided between TransLink and provincial control. “We can’t plan land use while transportation planning is out of our hands and the provincial government chooses to make a political football of where they can make an announcement for each election on a new bridge,” Corrigan said.
He also said it’s unsustainable to build more lanes of traffic leading to the Vancouver urban core, adding that will only leave cities like Burnaby and Richmond choked in traffic congestion. Any increase in lanes with a replaced Pattullo will add to the problem, Corrigan predicted. “We’re rapidly
turning into L.A. junior.” Corrigan argued Surrey’s downtown – designated the region’s second Metro core – should become the main city centre for people South of the Fraser, not downtown Vancouver, and should increasingly host major entertainment and other regional destination amenities. firstname.lastname@example.org
OPEN MON-SAT 9-5:30 CLOSED SUNDAY
ANY OIL CHANGE PACKAGE WITH COUPON
OIL, LUBE & FILTER CHANGE Includes up to 6L 10W30 Mobil 1000 Motor Oil
95 Reg $42.95
21-Point visual inspection with every oil change • P.S. Fluid • Brake Fluid • Trans Fluid • Diff Fluid • Coolant • Tires • Lights • Air Filter • Wipers
RADIATOR COOLANT FLUSH Includes up to 12 litres anti-freeze, 100% fluid exchange
Some Metro Vancouver mayors want TransLink to ban heavy trucks from the aging Pattullo Bridge to extend its life. They say the $300 million TransLink estimates is needed to repair the bridge in the next three years – in addition to a potential $1-billion-plus for a replacement later on – is unaffordable, especially as more trucks are using the span after the province tolled the nearby Port Mann Bridge. “We need to prohibit truck traffic on that bridge so we extend the life as long as possible,” Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan told Metro Vancouver’s transportation committee Wednesday.
“If not, then tear “If you’re going to the bridge down and ban truck traffic on the tell the provincial Pattullo, then those government to build trucks are going to go another one if you somewhere,” she said. want to.” TransLink strategic Corrigan said the planning vice-president Pattullo would Bob Paddon last longer if it said any handled regular decision to vehicles only. remove the “The trucks Pattullo as are tearing that a designated bridge apart,” truck route wright added New or otherwise Westminster restrict its use Mayor Wayne Wright, for goods movement who has called for could not be done reduced truck tolls on lightly and would the Port Mann as a require consultation. partial solution. “If the deck Surrey Mayor continues to deteriorate Dianne Watts, the over time we may have committee chair, said to look at lane closures there’s no doubt some or potentially closing trucks have diverted the bridge itself in from the Port Mann to dealing with future the Pattullo – adding potential safety issues,” to the damage there – Paddon said. because the province Some mayors designated it the free voiced support for untolled alternative. a replacement that But she was cautious would link Surrey to on supporting a ban, Coquitlam at Brunette, adding traffic engineers bypassing New would have to closely Westminster. study the idea. But Paddon called
Region on ‘road to nowhere’ until province, TransLink coordinate
All Services Fully Warranty Approved
6869 Canada Way, Burnaby
Plus taxes, most cars. Enviro fee $2.99. Not valid with any other offers. Subject to change. Exp Oct. 31, 2013. BNL1RCF
“My mom doesn’t do the age thing.” At Pacific Arbour Retirement Communities, we understand that as your parents age, it doesn’t define who they are. In our independent living residences, the focus is on living, not aging. Our residents thrive through fitness, educational and nutritional programs, through being part of a socially supportive community and with time to focus on what really matters: their health and happiness. Talk to us about a better way of life for your active aging parent.
Call today for your complimentary lunch and personalized tour. THE MULBERRY | Burnaby | 604.526.2248
A12 NewsLeader Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 NewsLeader A13
Return to natural gas buses criticized Choice of CNG defended as cheaper, technology improved Jeff Nagel Black Press
TransLink plans to buy more compressed natural gas (CNG) buses that it shunned for years and Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan is questioning whether the reversal is politically motivated. The transportation authority has more than 50 CNG buses, some dating back to the 1990s, but it rejected new purchases for years after concluding they weren’t cost-effective due to high maintenance costs and other problems. In the mid-2000s, the thenelected TransLink board wavered several times on which fuel type of bus to buy while being heavily lobbied by dueling industry groups. Corrigan wonders if the private unelected board has embraced CNG to please the provincial government as it promotes natural gas exports as a key to B.C.’s future. “Is this about politics, about
provincial government pressure to ensure that natural gas buses are here because we market so much natural gas worldwide?” he asked at a Metro Vancouver meeting Oct. 9. TransLink executive vicepresident Bob Paddon said the decision to buy 54 new natural gas buses, using federal gas tax funds, was a staff recommendation, endorsed by the board, not a decision forced down from the board. He said early CNG buses were “very problematic” but the technology has improved dramatically and the much lower price of natural gas today has made it very attractive. “Right now our assessment is the CNGs are a good replacement rather than purchasing new clean diesels.” Paddon, who chairs the Canadian Urban Transit Association, said several other transit agencies are now looking at CNG. “There’s just a much stronger business case than it was 10 years ago,” he said. A 2012 efficiency review of TransLink also recommended
it expand the CNG fleet in light of better life cycle costs. Replacing old diesel buses with compressed natural gas will cut particulate and nitrogen oxide emissions by 90 per cent and greenhouse gas emissions by 15 per cent, according to TransLink. TransLink also plans over the next three years to buy dozens more diesel-electric hybrids, which Paddon said are ideal in urban traffic where electric trolleys can’t run. He noted regular diesels are still also needed for some routes because the advantages of electric hybrids are lost on long highway runs. All-electric non-trolley buses are also on the horizon, Paddon said, likely available in as little as three to five years. TransLink can only refuel natural gas buses at its Port Coquitlam bus depot, but that capability may be extended to depots in Surrey and Richmond. BC Ferries is also moving to power some of its ferries by natural gas. email@example.com
Thank you for caring! Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation would like to thank all our donors, sponsors and partners for making RCH Donation Day such a success!
sponsored by: group Filled Circle
Futura Extra Black BT Futura Condensed Medium Impact
Were you ever exposed to loud noises? Do you have ringing in your ears? Do you need the TV volume up? Come meet Audiologist Susan Marynewich • Master of Science in Audiology from the University of British Columbia. • Certified by the Canadian Academy of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA). • Registered with the College of Speech and Hearing Health Professionals of British Columbia. • Also available to present information sessions at your community centre, 55 + residence, or workplace.
It is recommended that men and women 50+ should have their hearing tested once per year. When was your last hearing test?
409 - 301 E. Columbia St., New Westminster
Call today for your FREE hearing test 604-553-4952 Mainland Hearing offers: • Free Hearing Tests
• Lowest Price Guarantee
• 21 Day Free Hearing Aid Trial
• Tinnitus Evaluations and Consultations
• 90 Day Full Refund Guarantee
• WBC, VAC, Ministry, First Nations and Private Insurance Welcome
Susan Marynewich, M.Sc., RAUD, RHIP Registered Audiologist/Owner
Serving Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows since 1978
A14 NewsLeader Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Band to play on... The New Westminster secondary music program will hold its fifth annual Bandathon on Saturday, Oct. 19 to raise money for many endeavours including scholarships, instrument purchases, clinics, workshops and an upcoming trip to Havana, Cuba by the senior ensemble. The bandathon will last from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with every student having an opportunity to play for at
least three hours. Pledges can be made at www. fanofthebandathon.com.
Get to know pensions An overview of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and the Old Age Security programs will be presented at the library Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon. Eligibility requirements, types of benefits available, benefits for low income seniors, and changes to CPP will be discussed with a question and answer period afterward. For information and to register call the library at 604-527-4667.
Navigating B.C. school system Newcomers wanting to know all about the B.C. school system can learn from a Settlement Workers in School program representative during a workshop at the library Thursday, Oct. 24 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. To register call the library at 604-527-4667 or MOSAIC at 604-5223722 ext. 155 or email rbagheri@mosaicbc. com.
Photo workshop Taking photos is one thing, making something interesting out of them is another and thatâ€™s what the Creative Uses of Photos workshop at the library Thursday, Oct. 24 will attempt to do. Advice on computer photo sharing, social media, digital photobooks, personalized calendars and other ideas on how to use photographs will be given in the free workshop that starts at 7 p.m. To register call 604-527-4667 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RENO ME! with
FortisBC Describe what
YOU WOULD DO! GET VOTES & WIN!
$10,000 to transform your space with natural gas... Does your great room, kitchen or outdoor living area need a makeover? Send us a photo of your existing space and tell us why you'd like to renovate. BrieďŹ‚y describe how including natural gas would transform the look and feel of your space and you could win a consultation with a top designer and $10,000 in cash and prizes towards your complete renovation.
Enter a photo of your space:
newwestnewsleader.com/contests click on RENO ME! Contest open October 7th, 2013. Winners will be selected and contacted no later than Dec 15th, 2013. $10,000 cash and prizes must go towards renovation.
OUTDOOR LIVING GREAT ROOM
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 NewsLeader A15
FALL GAS FIREPLACE SPECIAL HUGE SAVINGS UP TO
Ask for details UPGRADE YOUR FIREPLACE TO AN ENERGY EFFICIENT NATURAL GAS FIREPLACE Sept 9, 2013-Oct 31, 2013
THE ORIGINAL RADIANT GAS FIREPLACE www.valorfireplaces.com
• FIREPLACES • FURNACES • SERVICE •
3000 SQ. FT.
www.solacehomecomfort.ca 4025 HASTINGS ST BURNABY, BC
A16 NewsLeader Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Sept 29 THE HEAT IS ON at Boulevard Casino to Nov 2
SWIPE DAILY FOR YOUR QUICK PICK TICKET Draws every Saturday at 8pm WIN UP TO
2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam BC s WWWBLVDCASINOCOM All contest and promotional information available at Casino Guest Services. Must be present to win. Must be an Encore rewards member.
New West woman named Volunteer of the Year New Westminster resident Nicole (Nikki) Clouthier has spent 46 yearsâ€”a total of 12,100 hoursâ€”working as a Vancouver Aquarium volunteer. And sheâ€™s not close to being done â€“ she can still be seen here every Saturday, volunteering at the aquariumâ€™s AquaNews and Windows on Research educational stations. For her many contributions, Clouthier was recently awarded the Volunteer of the Year award by the Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA), which represents the leading zoological parks and aquariums in Canada. Clouthier began volunteering at the Aquarium in 1967, and since then her range of Contributed photo volunteer experience Nikki Clouthier of New West recently won a Volunteer of the Year award. Here sheâ€™s has included a litany of shown using props at AquaNews to engage visitors in conversations in her work at areas: educating school the Vancouver Aquarium. children about aquatic life, feeding and helping to rear French language education programs, improving orphaned Stellar sea lions, delivering beluga the Aquariumâ€™s information booth program, and shows, training marine mammals, coordinating training new volunteers.
THE FUTURE IS NOW! October 18 -19 Tradex Abbotsford
Admission: $5.00 per person â€˘ Present student ID and get in for free
Friday 11am-7pm â€˘ Saturday 9am-5pm EVENTS: Exhibition â€˘ Job Opportunities â€˘ Trade Programs â€˘ Apprenticeships â€˘ Tools â€˘ â€˘ â€˜Student Dayâ€™ - Friday â€˘ Tradeswomen Seminars - Saturday FEATURES: Seminars â€˘ Demonstrations â€˘ Tradeswomen â€˘ Simulators â€˘ Feature Zone
â€˘ â€˘ â€˘ â€˘ â€˘ â€˘ â€˘ â€˘ TRUCK ZONE
Explore exhibits See the latest tools Connect with employers Learn at the seminars from actual tradespeople Try a simulator(s) and experience a trade Interact directly with trade industry Source apprenticeship programs and trade certification Trade Unions, training programs and Trade Associations TOOL ZONE
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 NewsLeader A17
$668K raised on Donation Day The Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation raised $668,000 during its RCH Donation Day campaign Oct. 8. Radio stations JRFM 93.7, The Peak 102.7, RJ1200 and Rim Jhim broadcast live from the hospital to help bring in the funds. “Between phone calls, online gifts, walk-in donations, corporate and community organization gifts, we exceeded expectations,” said Adrienne Bakker, foundation president and CEO. “All funds raised will go towards supporting priority needs, equipment, research, education at the hospital and the work of RCHF.” Kingston Construction was one of the big contributors giving the foundation $11,500 toward an equipment purchase. “Our dad and founder of Kingston Construction, Ben Backman, was impressed with the care he received at RCH, and was happy to give back. Since he passed in 2009, our family business continues to support RCH in Dad’s memory,”
Does your great room, kitchen or outdoor living area need a makeover? Describe what you would do… get votes & WIN!
$10,000 UTDOOR LIVING
to transform your space with natural gas... GREAT ROOM OUTDOOR LIVING
ENTER A PHOTO OF YOUR SPACE:
newwestnewsleader.com/contests click on RENO ME…
Owned by Upper Skagit Indian Tribe
Adrienne Bakker, President and CEO for Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation on site at Royal Columbian Hospital with Kirk McLean of the Canuck Alumni and Casey-Jo Loos, on-air host for The Peak 102.7
said Kingston office manager Kelley Backman in a radio message. The Vancouver Canucks Alumni, represented by former goaltender Kirk McLean, gave a gift of nearly $11,000. A $5,000 cheque came from Rite Construction in Abbotsford. “RCH saved my life when I had a tumour removed. Of all the hospitals my choice is RCH because it provides the best care and the
best staff. Everybody there is professional but friendly,” said Rite
president and CEO Charles Parent. “You are treated more like
family than a number.” newsroom@ newwestnewsleader.com
Stay & Play! $109 USD
SUNDAY – THURSDAY $129 FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Rates valid until October 31, 2013. Subject to availability. Taxes not included. Restrictions apply. Rates do not apply to groups. Upgrades to suites available at additional cost.
Player-Bucks and Cash-Back Points! Double Your Rewards.
The Pacific Showroom film, music and performing arts all in one
wednesday to friday, OctOBer 23 - 25
#390 - 800 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster
Blue Sky riderS
Wednesday & Thursday | 6:30pm to 11:00pm Friday | 6:30pm to 9:00pm followed by
Kenny Loggins • georgia MiddLeMan • gary Burr Friday & Saturday, October 18 & 19 at 8 pm
CLoSiNg NighT ReCepTioN @ The Spud Shack, #352 - 800 Carnarvon Street, New Westminster
TICK ET S G O ING FA S T !
tickets: Required Membership $1 | Senior/Student $5 per documentary Adult $7 per documentary | Festival pass $20 Flyers, coupons deals and money saving tips all in one place!
Find, browse, share and favourite WKHEHVWÁ\HUVZLWKRXUQHZÁ\HU YLHZLQJH[SHULHQFH
Visit www.newwestdocfest.ca for details
Five-Time Grammy Winner
hosted by New Westminster environmental partners and green ideas Network View your favourite flyer items in detail, then add them to our new VKRSSLQJOLVWIHDWXUHand print!
Main documentary line-up:
Friday & Saturday, December 6 & 7 at 8 pm
the Legend Of sariLa | twenty feet frOm stardOm gmO Omg | BLackfish | Bidder 70
Buy Tickets Service Charge Free at the Casino Box Office
New contests, money savings tips, top grocery deals and more in our QHZVDYLQJVFRPPXQLW\
1-855-985-5000 | theskagit.com
PerfOrming artists By nOw! theatre facebook.com/savedotca
On I-5 at Exit 236 • 877-275-2448
All prices in U.S. Dollars. Management reserves all rights. *Must be a Rewards Club Member – Membership is FREE! Casino opens at 9 am daily. Must be 21 or older with valid ID to enter casino, buffet or attend shows. Must be present to win. Skagit Player-Bucks are non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash.
A18 NewsLeader Wednesday, October 16, 2013
0 0 9 , 9 9 3 $ R E D N U ES
NEW WESTMINSTER’S BEST VALUE FROM ONLY
Onni proudly presents the final two opportunities to own at Victoria Hill, New Westminster’s award-winning community. The picturesque 65-acre site offers more than 40 acres of green space, 120 species of old growth trees, breathtaking views and easy access to Queen’s Park.
VISIT US TODAY PRESENTATION CENTRE NOW OPEN
295 FRANCIS WAY, NEW WESTMINSTER | OPEN DAILY 12–6PM EXCEPT FRIDAYS
604.523.0733 | ONNI.COM Renderings are artist interpretation only. Pricing and incentives are subject to change without notice. Please see an Onni sales representative for details. E. & O.E.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 NewsLeader A19
SPORTS TAkINg ONE fOR ThE TEAM
Enter to WIN a
New Westminster Hyacks forward Jun Lee is tackled by Alpha’s Erik Marlyk in the first half of their Burnaby/New West junior boys high school soccer match. Lee scored on the direct kick he was awarded on the play.
Family Pass to the Burnaby Village Museum
Hyacks seek support New Westminster Hyacks football players aren’t just about battling it out on the gridiron. They are students, too, and that point was driven home to School District 40 school trustees at the Oct. 8 board of education meeting. Varsity player Harper Sherman, and two parents from the team, Diane Strandberg, and Nancy O’Connor, made a presentation on the value of being a member of the Hyacks that goes beyond scoring touchdowns. Sherman, who plays offensive tackle for the Hyacks and is a Div. 1 college football prospect, said team members also learn how to balance academics with sports, and act as role models for their younger peers. “What’s special about the
in priz availabes le
Hyacks is their focus on the whole student athlete — using the game of football to teach us life lessons,” Sherman said. The trio was looking for support for the Hyacks Tailgate Auction, the team’s premier fundraiser of the year, which takes place Oct. 26 at La Perla Ballroom and is sponsored by the River Market at New Westminster Quay. Featuring a wine-tasting reception, sponsored by Pacific Breeze, a wide selection of live and silent auction prizes, including a Maui vacation, sponsored by Westland Insurance, and an Italian-style buffet dinner, the event will draw 150 community, business and sports leaders. Trustees were invited to the event and four — Michael
Ewen, Jonina Campbell, James Janzen and David Phelan — all purchased tickets to the event. Many Hyacks players go on to university on football scholarships earned while they were Hyacks, including SFU Clansmen linebacker Casey Chin, Concordia University linebacker Jordan Chin, UBC defensive back Regan Eberding, UBC linebackers Ian Henderson and Vivie Bojilov, and University of Manitoba Bison Sonu Kainth. • Tickets for the Hyacks Football Tailgate Auction, Saturday, Oct. 26 at La Perla Ballroom are $70 or $500 for a table of 8 and are available online. Visit www. hyackfootballtailgateauction.com or contact email@example.com for more information.
REASONS TO DO BUSINESS
Open October 25-27 presented by
Contest open between 1:00am, October 2 and 12:00pm, October 24, 2013.
Enter at: www.burnabynewsleader.com/contests
A fun fitness challenge
If you think conquering cancer is worth sweating over, JOIN US! Register for Workout to Conquer Cancer today.
IN NEW WESTMINSTER
New Westminster is tightly integrated into the regional economy and many companies, workers and shoppers routinely conduct business in multiple cities within the region. (Source Invest New West)
Investors considering a New Westminster location will benefit not just from local amenities, but also a regional workforce, regional institutions, and the many other qualities that consistently make Metro Vancouver one of the highest ranked metropolitan areas in the world for quality of life. (Source Invest New West)
Conquering cancer isn’t easy, but that doesn’t mean supporting BC’s cancer researchers can’t be fun! Join us for the Workout to Conquer Cancer on March 8, 2014 at Richmond Olympic Oval for the most meaningful workout of your life. It’s a full day of upbeat workouts for people of all fitness levels. You’ll have a blast, get lots of great exercise, and be inspired by people like you who are ready to get sweaty for the sake of conquering cancer!
workouttoconquercancer.ca M E D I A PA R T N E R S :
For more great reasons, look for the New West Chamber’s monthly feature in the NewsLeader.
A20 NewsLeader Wednesday, October 16, 2013
D TEbook EvEnTs Queen’s Park Pumpkin Patch: Realtor Derrick Thornhill hosts this annual event. Drop by and pick a pumpkin while enjoying hot drinks and snacks. Other highlights include pumpkin carving, coloring contest, popcorn and grab bags. Prizes for cutest, scariest or most original costume. Free but donations accepted for Monarch Place Women’s Shelter. Goes rain or shine. When: Saturday, Oct. 19, 12 to 3 p.m. Where: Queens Park Picnic Shelter, New Westminster.
2013 ABBOTSFORD ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS CENTRE ABBOTSFORD, BC
Rubbery Ducky Half Marathon: Join runners & walkers on this scenic course—half marathon, 7 miler and 5 km run—through the trails of Burnaby Lake Park. Register today and support the Catching the Spirit Youth Society. When: Sunday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. Where: Burnaby Lake Clubhouse, 3750 Sperling Ave., Burnaby. Info: www.tryevents.ca
MEN’S & WOMEN’S OLYMPIC HOPEFULS BATTLE FOR $200,000 IN PRIZE MONEY. FOR TICKETS VISIT ABBOTSFORDCENTRE.CA /CURLINGSLAMS
TUE. OCT. 29, OPENING CEREMONIES – BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!
R E V U O C N VA POLISH TIVAL S E F M L I F 2013
TNERSHIP WIT HOSTED IN PAR
-20, 2013 October 18 n Cinema
wafaghia Djavad M'so Goldcorp Centre at SFU r the Arts fo astings St. 149 Westr,HBC, Canada Vancouve
General Admission $12 at the door $10 in advance* 1-Day Pass - $15 | 3-Day Pass - $40 with valid student ID qualify for 50% 50% OFF *Students discount on general admission tickets.
Successful Aging: The North Fraser Chapter CARP (A New Vision of Aging for Canada) invites you to a free presentation, Successful Aging: An Owners Manual by Dr. Larry Dian, a geriatric medicine specialist and a world-renowned expert on healthy aging. Learn how some age better than others, and about activities, changes and strategies that contribute to a vital, energetic lifestyle. Free. When: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2:30 to 4:30
p.m. Where: Discovery room, Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Register: Bruce Bird, 778-284-1189 or CARP NorthFraserChapter@ gmail.com
Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security Information: An information session giving an overview of the CPP and the OAS programs will discuss eligibility requirements, types of benefits available, b e n e f i t s f o r l ow income seniors, and the changes to the CPP. When: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: New Westminster Public Library, 716 - 6th Ave., New Westminster. Info and to register: 604527-4667. Healthcare System in BC: Free workshop held by MOSAIC in English, D a r i a n d Pa s h t o. When: Monday, Oct. 21, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Where: Tommy Douglas Burnaby Public Library, 7311 Kingsway, Burnaby. Register: 778861-4814.
Arthritis 101: Free workshop held in English, with additional language support available upon request. When: Monday, Oct. 21, 1–2:30 p.m. Where: MOSAIC Burnaby, 5902 Kingsway. Register: 604-438-8214. Understanding Social Benefits & Subsidies: Free workshop held in English and Tigrinya. When: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: MOSAIC Highgate Office,
310–7155 Kingsway, Burnaby. Register: 604306-3307. Tele-workshops on Dementia: The Alzheimer Society of B.C. will help local family caregivers learn about advocating for a person with dementia, make sense of the formal health-care system and understand how advocacy can help ensure your family gets the help and support you need, when you need it. When: Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. Where: www. alzheimerbc.org or phone toll-free 1-866994-7745, and enter p a s s co d e 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 , when prompted. Info: www.alzheimerbc.org.
U k ra i n i a n Pe ro g y S u p p e r : Following perogy sales from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. When: Friday, Oct. 25, dinner 5 yo 8 p.m. Where: Holy Eucharist Church H a l l , 4 t h Ave nu e and 5th Street, New Westminster. Info: 604526-0988 or Hall 604522-7711.
St. Peter’s Annual Bazaar: Come and join us for a fun-filled day and support St. Peter’s Parish. Baking table, silent auction, crafts and sewing tables, jewelery booth. When: Saturday, Oct. 26, doors open 10 a.m., lunch 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Where: St. Peter’s Church Hall, 330 Royal Ave., New Westminster. Info: 604-526-6602. Edmonds Centre Health Watch: Speaker on “A healthy dose of motivation.” When: Thursday, Oct. 17, 10-11:45 a.m. Drop-in
Find the right candidate here...
All ﬁlms are with English subtitles
Film content may not be suitable for younger audience. Parental discretion is advised.
KLIMEK ADVERTISING SPACE PROVIDED BY WE VANCOUVER WEEKLY
HOSTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
1-855-678-7833 blackpress.ca ◾ metroland.com
blood pressure, weight monitoring, health info, massage; 10:30 a.m. chair exercises; 11 a.m. speaker. Where: Edmonds Community Centre (55+), 7433 Edmonds St., Burnaby. Suggested donation: $2. Info: 604-297-4901. Cluttermania: South Burnaby United Church presents a workshop by professional organizers from Good Riddance, who help take the dread out of decluttering in this entertaining and informative presentation combining music, laughter and a no-nonsense approach. Everyone welcome, all proceeds to community outreach. When: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m. dessert, 7:30 p.m. presentation. Where: South Burnaby United Church hall, 7591 Gray Ave. (at Rumble St.) Cost: Suggested donation of $10 (tax receipts for donation $20 and over). Info: 604-434-8323. Let’s Murder Marsha: Va g a b o n d P l ay e r s presents Monk Ferris’s, Let’s Murder Marsha, a delightful blend of comedy and thriller which spoofs the world of mystery novels. H a p py h o u s ew i f e, Marsha Gilmore is addicted to reading murder mysteries, but when she overhears her husband discussing her upcoming birthday surprise with an interior decorator, she is shocked to the core. To her ears, it sounds as if they are planning to murder her! When: Until Oct. 26, Thursdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sunday matinees, 2 p.m. Where: The Bernie Legge Theatre, Queens Park, New Westminster. Tickets: $15 general, seniors/students $13. Reservations: 604-5210412 or reservations@ vagabondplayers.ca. Craft Fair: The Ladies Au x i l i a r y o f t h e Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 20 will be sponsoring a craft fair. Tables $20. You must provide your own liability insurance. Proceeds from rentals support local charities. When: Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: CAW Hall, 707 12th St., New Westminster. To reserve a table: Vera Gjestrum, 604-520-1187 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 NewsLeader A21
INDEX IN BRIEF
108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS ...............1-8 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS ...9-57 TRAVEL.............................................61-76 CHILDREN ........................................80-98 EMPLOYMENT .............................102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES...................203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK ......................453-483
GROW MARIJUANA COMMERCIALLY. Canadian Commercial Production Licensing Convention October 26th & 27th. Toronto Airport, Marriott Hotel. www.greenlineacademy.com. Tickets 1-855-860-8611 or 250-870-1882.
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE...........503-587 REAL ESTATE ...............................603-696
**ATTENTION: JOB SEEKERS!** MAKE MONEY! Mailing Postcards! www.PostcardsToWealth.com NOW ACCEPTING! ZNZ Referral Agents! $20-$60/Hour! www.FreeJobPosition.com HOME WORKERS! Make Money Using Your PC! www.SuperCashDaily.com Earn Big Paychecks Paid Every Friday! www.LegitCashJobs.com
RENTALS ......................................703-757 AUTOMOTIVE ..............................804-862 MARINE .......................................903-920
Advertise across the Lower Mainland in the 18 best-read community newspapers and 2 dailies. ON THE WEB:
EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
A Great Janitorial Franchise Opportunity
FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 7
CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO Risk Program STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. FREE Consultation. Call Us NOW. We Can Help! 1-888-356-5248
• Annual Starting Revenue of $12,000 - $120,000 • Guaranteed Cleaning Contracts • Professional Training Provided • Financing Available • Ongoing Support • Low Down Payment required A Respected Worldwide Leader in Franchised Ofﬁce Cleaning. Coverall of BC 604.434.7744 email@example.com www.coverallbc.com
VOTED BEST side business in Canada. Guaranteed to receive your full investment back. Minimal time required. Pay after machines are installed. Exclusive rights available; www.locationfirstvending.com. 1-855-933-3555.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION:
PROJECT: Tenant Improvement 6717 sq. ft. for White Spot Restaurant, 6500 Hastings Street, Burnaby, BC OWNER: White Spot Limited CONTRACTOR: New Image Projects Inc. CONSULTANT: Kelly Vatcher, Project Manager, White Spot Limited, 1126 SE Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC, V5X 2V7 Notice is hereby given that as Consultant to the contract between the Owner and the Contractor; we certify that the above-named project is complete as of September 20, 2013.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE BUILDER’S LIEN ACT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Required Expertise: • Ability to navigate content management systems such as WordPress, Limelight, or others • Proficiency in HTML, HTML5, CSS, and JQuery if possible • Facebook developer or Bootstrap knowledge or development • CS6 and strong design skills in Photoshop and Illustrator • (Flash, After Effects, InDesign, Final Cut Pro, are added bonuses)
Required for a small but growing trucking company located in Richmond. The idea candidate will think on their feet, handle afternoon dispatch and border paperwork. Will include some warehouse work loading and unloading trailers, as well as some driving duties. Must have previous computer and USA border experience and be ﬂuent in reading and writing in English. Please E-mail your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Christy 604-436-2472
for available routes email
Email circulation@burnaby newsleader.com
142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS
PART Time Office Assistant (Abbotsford). Flexible hours. Must have experience with Excel & Simply Accounting. Compensation based on experience. Email resumes to Controller.email@example.com
CLASS 1 HIGHWAY LINE HAUL COMPANY DRIVERS Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Class 1 Drivers for the SURREY area. Applicants must have a min 2 yrs industry driving experience.
To join our team of professional drivers please send off a resume and current drivers abstract to: firstname.lastname@example.org For more info about Line Haul, call Bev, 604-968-5488
Please submit your resume to email@example.com with the subject heading: Designer For The Web
Deliver newspapers (2x per week) on Wednesdays and Fridays in your area. Papers are dropped off at your home with the flyers pre-inserted!
CLASS 1 DRIVER / DISPATCHER / WAREHOUSE WORKER
This salaried position is based in Surrey. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 5:00 pm. Full pkg. of competitive beneﬁts are included. October
YOUTH & ADULTS
We Offer Above Average Rates!
An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators, Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)7235051 Edson,Alta
Work portfolio and references will be requested of the final candidates.
Competition 15, 2014.
ALL CASH Drink/Snack Vending Business Route. Complete Training. Small Investment Required. 1888-979-VEND (8363). www.healthydrinkvending.co
Designer For The Web The designer will be proficient in conceiving and creating digital advertising and site design from a user perspective. The successful candidate will effectively schedule and manage requests to meet high-productivity objectives. They will also have a willingness to learn new systems and software. Main Duties: 1. Create digital advertisements and complete website design production to deadline. 2. Assist advertising sales and editorial personnel on digital sections & promotional materials. 3. Work w/ senior sales personnel on client & promotional materials. 4. Provide CMS support & design services on a project basis. 5. Respond and resolve helpdesk requests as directed by management. 6. Provide strategic input on new products and content channels.
Van-Kam is committed to employment equity and environmental responsibility. We thank all applicants for your interest!
FLAGGERS NEEDED. No Certification? Get Certified, 604-575-3944
GUARANTEED Job Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message For Information 1-800-972-0209
You'll find something for the kid in you in the Classifieds! 604-575-5555
AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for experienced welders. Competitive wages, profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through in hole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform. Call Cindy for an appointment or send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. 780-846-2231 (Office); 780-846-2241 (Fax).
Become a PLEA Family Caregiver. PLEA provides ongoing training and support. A young person is waiting for an open door...make it yours.
604.708.2628 email@example.com www.plea.ca
PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM PRA 110 -
Tra with one of Canada’s largest Train Practical Nursing trainers. Pra FREE Math, English & Biology Upgrading* -F Career Placement Assistance -C Financial Options Available -F Hea Health Care related careers have an expected annual gro growth rate of 2.4 percent in BC over the next 10 years.
CALL NEW WEST: 604.520.3900 OR VISIT SPROTTSHAW.COM
l Like working close to home! www.localwork.ca blackpress.ca ◾ metroland.com
A22 NewsLeader Wednesday, October 16, 2013
CERTIFIED WELDER required for Industrial Door Company in Port Kells area. Starting immediately. Wages to be determined as per experience. Please respond by fax to 604-888-8828 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRASER SHINGLES AND EXTERIORS. Sloped Roofing / Siding Crews needed at our Edmonton branch. Great wages. Own equipment is a MUST. For info contact Giselle @ 780 962 1320 or at email: email@example.com
PERSONAL SERVICES HEALTH PRODUCTS
JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $30/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info at: hannachrylser.ca. Fax 403-854-2845; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PERSONAL SERVICES 182
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 260
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 320
GUTTER CLEANING POWER WASHING
GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com
AFFORDABLE MOVING www.affordablemovers.bc.com
SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
Call Ian 604-724-6373
From 1, 3, 5, 7 & 10 Ton Trucks Licensed ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free Estimate/Senior Discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
ALWAYS! GUTTER Cleaning & Roof Blowing, Moss Control,30 yrs exp., Reliable! Simon 604-230-0627
If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.
PERSONAL SERVICES 172 ASTROLOGY/PSYCHICS
LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE
Central Creek Construction Complete Renovations. Specialize in Kitchens & Baths. Seniors Discount 10% off . BBB / WCB 604-773-7811
604-537-4140 1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.
GET THE BEST
FOR YOUR MOVING
Discover the power of Energy Readings by Angela
Experienced Mover w/affordable rates, STARTING AT $40/HR 24/7 - Licensed & Insured. ** Seniors Discounts ** fortiermoving.ca
DON’T LET TIME & DISTANCE STAND IN YOUR WAY.
SOLVE ALL PROBLEMS OF LIFE.
40 Yrs Exp.. She’ll tell you Past, Present & Future Specializing in *Palm, *Tarot Cards, *Crystal Ball Readings.
Reunites Loved Ones SPECIAL $20 All Readings
One visit will amaze you! CALL TODAY FOR A BETTER TOMORROW.
DROWNING IN DEBT? Cut debts more than 60% & DEBT FREE in half the time! AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free Consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1-877-556-3500 BBB Rated A+
CHECK CLASSIFIEDS bcclassified.com 604-575-5555
We’re looking for carriers! Be part of a GREAT team! Deliver newspapers on Wednesdays & Fridays in your neighbourhood.
UPCOMING AVAILABLE ROUTES CARRIERS NEEDED in Burnaby Route
MOVING & STORAGE
Irmin St - Suncrest Dr, Patterson Av - Roseberry Av
Marine Dr, Patterson Av - Boundary Rd
Watling St - Rumble St, Royal Oak Av - Nelson Av
Rumble St - Clinton St, Kaymar Dr - Boundary Rd
Imperial St - Victory St, Sussex Av - McKay Av
Portland St - Marine Dr, Nelson Av - Sunflower Av
Portland St - Carson St, Gray Av - Sussex Av
APARTMENTS. Dow Av / Imperial St area
Eglinton St - Gilpin St, Percival Av - Royal Oak Av
Moreland Dr - Eglinton St, Mahon Av - Gatenby Av
Gilpin St, Colbrook Crt - Oaktree Crt
Camino Crt - Laurel St, Godwin Av - Douglas Rd
Sprott St - Kincaid St, Norland Av - Godwin Av
Dominion St - Norfolk St, Douglas Rd - Royal Oak Av
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
Need CA$H Today? Own a vehicle? Borrow up to $25,000 Snapcarcash.com 604-777-5046
CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.
06951 Electrician Lic. Low cost. PANEL CHANGE. Big/small jobs. Residential/ Comm. 604-374-0062 Lic. Electrician A+, BBB member Expert trouble shooter, All types of Electrical work 24/7 604-617-1774
CONCRETE & PLACING
PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 34 Years Exp. Free Estimates.
Call: Rick (604) 202-5184
DEMOLITION EXCAVATING - DRAIN TILE Old Garage, Carport, House, Pool, Repair Main Waterline, Break Concrete & Removal Free Estimates!
•Licensed •Insured •WCB
Zone Checker The Burnaby NewsLeader is looking for energetic and customer friendly individuals for its Circulation Department. The right candidate must have excellent communication and organizational skills, attention to detail, the ability to work with minimum supervision, and basic knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook Express. Duties include supervising 100+ youth carriers, recruiting and hiring new carriers, surveying old and new delivery areas, monitoring carrier performance, and following up on householder delivery concerns. A reliable vehicle is a must. A vulnerable sector criminal record check is also mandatory. This permanent part-time position is available immediately. Please forward your resumé to: Circulation Manager Burnaby New Westminster NewsLeader 7438 Fraser Park Drive Burnaby, BC V5J 5B9 email@example.com No phone calls please. All emailed submissions will receive a reply for confirmation of receipt; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further.
ARCO CONST. Framing, Drywall, Wood Finishing, Texture, Painting, Kitchen/Bath Remodeling, Elec, Plumb, Flooring. FREE EST. Mike 604-825-1500. Harry 604-500-3630.
1 Ton Truck with Driver & Blankets, Pads, Dollies. You Load & Unload. 604-444-5710 or 604-537-7120
HOME REPAIRS If I can’t do it It can’t be done
(778)378-MOVE We are your trusted choice for reliable, professional and residential moving services, serving the Lower Mainland. Local and long distance. (778)378-6683
Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222 INTERIORS: Baths (reno’s/ repairs) specializing in drywall, doors, flooring, tiling, plumbing, painting, miscellaneous, etc. VERSATILE! EXPERIENCED IN OVER 30 LINES OF WORK! * Quality work * Prompt Service * Fair prices For positive results Call Robert SERVICE CALLS WELCOME
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
MILANO PAINTING Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510
Sell your Home! with the &ODVVLÀHG
/LPLWHG Time Offer!
Sell your home FAST in the highest read community newspapers & largest online sites!
SURREY: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, hardwood ﬂoors throughout and new roof. $549,000. 604-575-5555.
Size not exactly as shown
Power Pack LQFOXGHV
%XUQDE\1HZ:HVWPLQVWHU1HZV/HDGHU PRINT AD: Includes photo and 3-lines for one week.
ONLINE AD: BC-wide reach! For one week!
ONLINE AD: Local reach — until you cancel it!
Call 604.436.2472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
ey! n o m An eas y way to earn extra
TRUCK FOR HIRE $40/hr
263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 242
Call: 778-773-3737 . Expert Power Washing. Gutters cleaned & repaired. www.expertpowerwashing. Mike, 604-961-1280 MIKE 604-961-1280
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 NewsLeader A23 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 329 PAINTING & DECORATING Prestige Painters
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 356
JUNK REMOVAL By RECYCLE-IT!
•Condos •Townhomes •House Interiors
• Furniture • Appliances • Electronics • Junk/Rubbish • Construction Debris • Drywall • Yard Waste • Concrete • Everything Else! **Estate Clean-Up Specialists**
Call: Chris 604-351-5001 *Pros *Reliable *Refs. avail.
HOT TUBS NO PROB!
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 560
MISC. FOR SALE
Restless Leg Syndrome & Leg Cramps? Fast Relief In One Hour. Sleep At Night. Proven For Over 32 Years. www.allcalm.com Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660.
with the &ODVVLÀHG
STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca
REAL ESTATE www.paintspecial.com
604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley
Running this ad for 8yrs
DISPOSAL BINS By Recycle-it
PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.
6 - 50 Yard Bins
Starting from $199.00
Delivery & Pick-Up Included Residential & Commercial Service • Green Waste • Construction Debris • Renovations • House Clean Outs
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
But Dead Bodies!! 20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !
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
Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988
• DIFFICULTY SELLING? •
Difﬁculty Making Payments? No Equity? Penalty? Expired Listing? We Buy Homes! No Fees! No Risk! www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663 MORTGAGE PENALTY SAVER Bello Mortgage 604-303-9000 byebyemortgagepenalty.com
2010 VENZA: Like new, only 20,000 kms, fully loaded, automatic, 6 cylinder, dvd system. $22,800. 604-575-5555.
RENTALS Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402
CLEAN SPACIOUS SUITES Fully Renod 1 & 2 Bd Suites Centrally Located, 5 min walk to Metrotown Mall On-site caretaker Extra large patios
BRO MARV PLUMBING 24/7 Plumbing, heating, plugged drains BBB. (604)582-1598, bromarv.com
Size not exactly as shown
CALL ANYTIME TO VIEW
Certified, Insured & Bonded
RELIABLE & AFFORDABLE
Welcome Home !
CRESCENT Plumbing & Heating Licensed Residential 24hr. Service
Call (604) 931-2670 .langleyautoloans.com 1.877.810.8649
TREE & STUMP
removal done RIGHT!
• Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
10% DISCOUNT. MG Roofing & Siding. CB. Re-roofing, New Roof Gutters.
NEW WEST 621 COLBURNE St. Avail now. 1 Bdrm, newly reno’d, very quiet. Starting at $735/mo. No pets. 1 Blk to Canada Games & Queens park. Call: 604-454-4540 NEW WESTMINSTER- 2 & 3 bdrm. pri. secluded, fenc’d property. Video surveillance. Gas F/P. Skylights, patio, deck & views. D/W & Fridge w/ ice maker. Counter top stove. Cls. to 8th street skytrain. N/P N/S Now. Rent Nego. 604.524.5494
2004 27 Ft. Silver Edition, Arctic Fox trailer. Top line Aluminum Frame, Continuous Fiberglas Front Kitchen, Rear Bed, Deluxe Edition. $13,000. 604-341-1445
ABC TREE MEN Pruning, Shaping, Tree Removal & Stump Grinding. 604-521-7594 604-817-8899
PETS PATTAR ROOFING LTD. All types of Roofing. Over 35 years in business. 604.588.0833
Canuck Roofing All Roof Repairs Any job big or small. Free Est. *WCB *Insured *BBB 778-772-1969
Airedale Terrier pups. P/b, ckc reg., microchip, health guar, 604819-2115. email@example.com
N.WEST Uptown - Brand New 2 bdrm condo, nr shops/transit, pkng, storage, gas, gym, lounge incl. Avail immed. N/S, sml pet neg. $1650/mo. 604-897-3333.
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
Bright large 1br for rent fully reno, available immediately very clean quite building.
German Shepherd pups, vet check, 1st shots, own both parents, father reg., gd tempered, farm & family raised in country, good guard dog/family pet. born aug 9. $700. 604-796-3026, no sunday calls
RUBBISH REMOVAL FLEETWOOD WASTE Bin Rentals 10-30 Yards. Call Ken at 604-294-1393
#1 BULLDOG DISPOSAL CO. Res/Comm. No Job too Small. Free Est. Call Tony 604-834-2597
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
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 536
CHUM SALMON $10 each. We will deliver 10 or more. Fresh & Cleaned Everyday. 604-771-1502
604-595-4970 Rated best painting & moulding company (2010 & 2012) by consumers.
2004 Supreme Citation Camper 9.2’. Top of Line. #1 Quality alum built, very light short / long box mint cond. N/S. Bed, skylight, remote electric jacks, fantastic fan, lrg fridge, awning. Must See. $13,200. Call 604-341-1445.
6985 Walker Ave
Stunning Camper! 8.5 Foot 2011 Northland Polar Basement full slide, short or long box, 2900lbs. In excellent new cond! $22,000. Call 604-341-1445.
BURNABY: Beautiful 2 bdrm - own lndry, f/p, nice quiet area. $945/mo n/p. 604-525-9226 / 778-891-7132
NOONS CREEK Housing Co-op ORIENTATION MEETING Saturday, Oct 19th at 1pm in the common room located at #58 - 675 Noons Creek Dr. Port Moody. We are accepting applications for 2 - 3 bdrms. Subsidy wait list avail. Share purchase from $1400-$1800. $15 Non-refundable application fee required. Applications available at orientation Please call 604-469-9763 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
1 Bedrooms available near Lougheed Mall and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Refs required.
• Hot water tanks • Furnaces • Broilers • Plugged Drains 778-862-0560
Power Pack LQFOXGHV Burnaby-New Westminster 1HZV/HDGHUPRINT AD: Includes photo and 3-lines for one week. %&&ODVVLÀHGFRP ONLINE AD: BC-wide reach! For one week! USEDVancouver.com ONLINE AD: Local reach — until you cancel it!
MOVE IN TODAY!!!
100% Heating & Plumbing 24/7
/LPLWHG Time Offer!
639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES
Journeyman Call 604-345-0899
Sell your vehicle FAST in the highest read community newspapers & largest online sites!
HOMES WANTED Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca
Sell your Car!
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 The Scrapper
#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME
A24 NewsLeader Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Why Beltone? The most trusted name in hearing aids for over 70 years
Beltone has been a leader in the field of hearing care since it was founded in 1940. We are committed to advancing technology and improving the hearing health care experience through quality customer service. Beltone on Hastings is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art testing equipment to ensure accuracy of all our testing procedures and we are proud to provide a comfortable, professional office environment for our patients. Our team of Hearing Instrument Specialists are regularly trained in new technology and service techniques so that you or your loved one are always taken care of. We are providers for: WorkSafeBC, Veteran’s Affairs, First Nations & Inuit Health, Pacific Blue Cross, Ministry of Social Development.
IN-HOME APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE
Have your hearing tested and your Beltone hearing aids demonstrated and dispensed in the comfort and convenience of your home. Call for an appointment!
At Beltone, we’ll give you a FREE HEARING SCREENING. If you show a hearing loss, you can try our advanced technology, on the spot. If you love the difference it makes, you’ll enjoy introductory savings
A pair of Beltone PromiseTM hearing instruments Savings off MSRP. Cannot be combined with other offers. Not valid on previous purchases. Expires Oct. 31, 2013.
Call today to book your FREE HEARING SCREENING
604-569-1162 604-569-1162 604-569-162 Call
You can arrange to have your hea & your hearing aids demonstrated ONcomfort HASTINGS in the and convenience of
Savings off MSRP. Cannot be combined with other offers. Not 15, 2013 Not valid valid on on previous previous purchases. purchases. Expires Expires June April/01/2013 We have the lowest price, guaranteed... on premium digital aids.
“Helping the World Hear Better Since 1940”
The current statistics from the Better Hearin Is Your Child3776 Safe when Hastings St, Burnaby |that604-569-1162 Institute are one in six baby boomers have hearin loss and 3 in 10 of people over 65 have hearing loss; Grandpa Can't Hear? (1 block east of longBoundary Rdseniors on south of Hastings) in their side 80's have greater than a 50% incidenc Finally! Your
of hearing loss. However, keep in mind that these statistics don't tell the whole story. Almost everyone knows at least one person who has a hearing loss tha is affecting communications but resolutely refuses to
awaited romantic weekend getaway with your spouse is