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Fire cleanup delayed by toxic substances Remediation needs to be done before rubble can be taken away Grant Granger

Although the investigation into what caused the blaze that destroyed three Downtown New Westminster historic buildings Oct. 10 continues, the site has been turned over to its owners and the insurance companies for cleanup.

It may be a while, however, before The E.L. Lewis building at that can be done, said city Columbia and McKenzie spokesman Blair Fryer. streets, where the fire began There is some in the early morning hours, contamination, most was built in 1904 while the notably asbestos, which was other two were constructed in commonly used in renovations 1899 following the Great Fire from the 1970s to 1990s, of 1898. FRYER that need to be disposed of The building facing Front through remediation. Street is still standing but “This is not unusual for a site is structurally unsound and will be that’s been affected by a fire like taken down once the remediation is this,” said Fryer. complete, said Fryer.

He added that along with the asbestos, chemicals involved in wood preservation and plastics will also have to be taken out before the rubble is cleared away. “One of the barriers to cleaning out the site is you have to wait a significant amount of time for it to cool so it’s safe to remove material and that’s normally about two weeks,” said Fryer. “There are specific protocols that need to be done with the site.”

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A fear of a flood of float homes has the city changing its proposed update of the Queensborough Community Plan. The city took a draft of its updated overall detailed plan for the area to the community in September. The most frequent comment expressed was a concern a new intertidal designation being proposed would lead to an increase in the number of float homes. That wasn’t the intent of the designation, said a report to council Monday, so the city responded by creating a new float home designation that would be applied solely to the only existing float home development in Queensborough. The report said residents don’t want any more float homes because they want the foreshore protected and property values preserved. In addition, waterfront properties owned by the city will be maintained as natural open space and they will be designated as park in the community plan. Please see RESIDENTS, A3

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CITYPAGE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Monday, October 28, 2013 6:00 pm Council Chamber, City Hall 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, B. C. V3L 1H9 MODIFICATION OF HERITAGE CONVENANT Location: 218 Fourth Street (as shown on the map) Purpose: In 2007 the City rezoned the land at 218 4th Street to RS-6 to enable the owners to retain and make an addition to a heritage building on the land, and the owners granted to the City a land use covenant under s. 219 of the Land Title Act requiring them to comply with architectural drawings that had been provided to the City in connection with the rezoning application. The owners have now requested the City to modify the covenant to incorporate changes to the drawings, and the City wishes to provide an opportunity for members of the public to consider and comment on the revised drawings if they wish to do so, following the same procedure as applied to the 2007 zoning amendment. Queries: Development Services Department: 604-527-4532 Inspection of Documents: A copy of the existing covenant and architectural drawings, the proposed covenant modification agreement and the revised architectural drawings, staff reports and relevant background documentation may be inspected at the Development Services Department (Planning), City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, British Columbia, Monday to Friday inclusive (except statutory holidays) between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm from Thursday, October 10, 2013 to Monday, October 28, 2013. Public Participation: All persons, who believe their interest in the property is affected by the proposed covenant modification shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard, or to present written submissions prior to the close of the Public Hearing. Written submissions must be addressed to Mayor and Council, and submitted through one of the following methods: Email: Fax: 604-527-4594 Hard Copy: Legislative Services Department 511 Royal Avenue New Westminster BC V3L 1H9 Submissions received for the Public Hearing will be included in the public information package for Council’s consideration, which will be available on the City of New Westminster website (, with other associated information. No further information can be considered by Council after the conclusion of the Public Hearing.

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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 Co-sponsored by the New Westminster Public Library and MOSAIC’S Settlement Program.

CREATIVE USES OF PHOTOS Thursday, October 24, 2013 7:00 pm at New Westminster Public Library, 716 6th Avenue Taking photos is so easy with digital technology, but then what? Learn how to get photos off of your camera and out of your computer file, and do something creative with them. Computer photo sharing, social media, digital photobooks, and personalized calendars are just some of the ideas of how you can use your photographs. The Creative Uses of Photos workshop is free but pre-registration is requested. To register and for more info, call the Library at 604-527-4667 or email The Library is wheelchair accessible.

BATIK MAKING AT THE LIBRARY Saturday, October 26, 2013 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm at New Westminster Public Library, 716 6th Avenue Learn about the fascinating art of Batik. Batik has been part of Indonesia’s tradition since the 5th Century AD. This workshop is an opportunity to learn about Indonesian traditional Batik making and its history. Participants will also have a hands-on opportunity to learn how to make their own batik. Pre-registration is required. To register and for more info, call the Library at 604-527-4667 or email The Library is wheelchair accessible. This workshop has been made possible by funding from Vancouver Foundation’s Neighbourhood Small Grants program.

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Dishing it up for burnt-out businesses Mario Bartel

It may have been the most expensive bowl of soup Leona Green ever sold. But when a customer at her Greens and Beans Deli Café plunked down $200 for a little styrofoam container of one of six varieties of her warm and flavourful specialties, her heart glowed with the generosity and community spirit that raised $1,120 in three hours Saturday for businesses burnt out by the fire that leveled two historic buildings in Downtown New Westminster on Oct. 10. “It’s nice when people come together for something like this,” said Green, who, like most of the customers, felt a special connection to the lost buildings and their history. She got her shoes at the old Copp’s shoe store and her family went for special dinners at the Royal City Café. Both businesses had

been longtime occupants of the E.L. Lewis block that was destroyed by the fire. That shared sense of loss is what brought out fire chief Tim Armstrong and some of his firefighters to fly the department’s flag and serve soup. “The city is here for the community,” said Armstrong. “For the city to survive, it needs a downtown core, that’s the draw for people.” When they’re on the fire line, working hard to save buildings or minimize damage, firefighters don’t have the time to think about the magnitude of their task, said Armstrong, but they have a role to play long after the hot embers have finally cooled. “Our role goes on before and after the fire to support the community,” said Armstrong, who’s pledged his department’s assistance for any benefit events helping those affected by

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New Westminster fire chief Tim Armstrong and MLA Judy Darcy help Matt Green, of Greens and Beans Deli, serve up soup Saturday to raise money for businesses affected by the fire in downtown New West.

the fire. He’s not alone. Green said almost every local politician and city councillor stopped by her deli on Saturday. New West MLA Judy Darcy even wielded a ladle. “When we need to come together, boy do we come together,” said Darcy. “It’s what I love about New West, that sense of

community.” In fact, Saturday’s fundraiser at Greens and Beans is just one of dozens of offers of help the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce has received from local businesses and individuals in the fire’s wake. They range from space for burnt-out businesses to occupy as they search for a new location, to local pubs

and restaurants offering their venue and services for benefits, to computer support, to free ad space in local publications like the NewsLeader and even stress relievers like facials and movie passes for those businesses trying to get back on their feet. Some businesses are also stepping up indirectly. Key West Ford bought soup and lunch for its entire staff at Saturday’s fundraiser. And when Green went to pick up a sign for the event she had made at One Source Productions, she wasn’t charged. “It was awesome,” said Green of the unexpected generosity. “It brings us together,” said Armstrong.

To offer help to affected businesses, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 604-521-7781 or after hours 604-363-6973.

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The city’s proposal to lower the density in certain areas than what is called for in the current community plan was supported by the residents. One property owner, however, wasn’t pleased about the reduction for the south side of Ewen between Gifford Street and Boundary Road. He wanted properties from 1236 to 1248 Ewen Avenue to remain designated for medium density instead of being reduced to low density because he had plans to build some type of seniors housing. But the city decided to stick with

its plans to go with lower density in the future because the viability of seniors housing in that location wasn’t good. Although transportation isn’t part of the community plan, there were many comments about traffic in Queensborough. It was clear a number of residents want the streetscape improved and they complained the city isn’t putting enough resources into making it happen. How they would propose the city go about making it look better was not clear. “Some residents feel the ditches must be closed to achieve improved streets,

while others want to see the ditches remain open for their ecological value and their role in stormwater management,” said the report. It also said residents were supportive of Queensborough having a Main Street designation, and they really liked the idea of a second commercial district on Ewen Avenue west of Furness Street. In addition, the community supported intensifying commercial development at Queensborough Landing, and there was even some interest in seeing residential integrated into

it. Residential hasn’t been included in the area’s designation because of the neighbouring industrial uses, and the city decided to stick with their original plan because generally it’s better to minimize areas where there’s industrial next to residential. There were many comments about urban agriculture in Queensborough, although the report notes the strongest support for it came from New Westminster residents who don’t live in Queensborough. Many want to see a perimeter trail completed including some segments

through Port Metro Vancouver (PMV) property. But the port authority told the city that industrial uses are often in conflict with trails because of safety and security reasons. However, the report said there is an opportunity to discuss the concept with PMV and the plan will continue to reflect the desire to have a perimeter trail that would go through industrial lands. The new Queensborough Community Plan is in the final stages of being tweaked before it finally goes before council later this fall for first and second reading, and a public hearing.

Lecture on changing waterfront A lecture on the effect of transforming San Francisco’s waterfront on city life should be relevant to New Westminster, says a Douglas College geography instructor. The Nov. 7 lecture, Gentrification and the Waterfront, will be delivered by Jasper Rubin, an urban geographer at San Francisco State University. “This is certainly a relevant topic here in New Westminster where, for example, we’ve seen the opening of the Westminster Pier Park on the Fraser River.” The lecture, part of a Simon Fraser University series, will be held in Room 2201 at Douglas College’s New Westminster campus starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free but to reserve seats go to http://cgi.sfu. ca/~hccweb/cgi-bin/ OnlineRegistration/ site/event.

Correction Incorrect information appeared in cutline accompanying a photo in the Oct. 18 NewsLeader. The name of the West Vancouver police officer whose memorial procession was in the photo was Const. Louis Beglaw, who was also a Company Commander with The Royal Westminster Regiment at the time of his death. The NewsLeader sincerely apologizes for the errors.



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A five-storey, residential building is being proposed for the northeast corner of 12th Street and Fifth Avenue. The city has received rezoning and development permit applications to replace two small commercial buildings and two houses. The retail spaces have housed a hair salon and an Asian restaurant, among other businesses, in recent years. The building would have 34 apartment units, including six two-level townhouses, with two levels of parking. Although it is currently zoned

for commercial, the official community plan calls for it to be low or medium residential, a designation suitable for the proposal. The two houses, one built in 1907 and the other in 1935, would be demolished. The city’s community heritage commission, after determining the houses were in poor condition, recommended that as a condition of rezoning the project retain a stone step that says River View on it and incorporate it into the landscape. The project must still be presented to Brow of the

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B.C. oil spill study misinterpreted VICTORIA – The release of the B.C. government’s detailed study into oil spill response capability off the West Coast created the usual brief wave of media shock and horror. This just in! If crude oil spilled in the Dixon Entrance, the stormtossed sea lane north of Haida Gwaii, the combined resources of Canadian and U.S. containment and collection response could only recover an estimated four per cent of it. And that’s in the summer! The winter recovery rate would be more like three per cent. Talk radio and website headlines set the narrative in minutes. How could anyone even consider running oil tankers through that pristine B.C. coastal area? It’s crazy! Here’s the big fact clearly stated in the study by U.S.-based Nuka Research and Planning Group, and ignored by most of the media and public. There are hundreds of tankers filled with crude oil sailing through these stormy seas every year. It’s been going on since Alaska North

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Crude oil is, if you’ll pardon the expression, organic. Spills produce a huge spike in oil-eating bacteria that leads to an increase in fish populations at a certain stage. This was documented in a 1994 book called Degrees of Disaster, written by an expert who stayed on in Valdez for four years, long after the TV cameras and grandstanding politicians went home. Victoria-based Dogwood seized on a 2012 Nuka study done for the Haisla Nation at Kitimat, which found that in ocean conditions that are present more than half of the time, there would be no immediate way to respond to a spill at sea. Dogwood’s “no tankers campaign director” hinted that this information was intentionally left out of the B.C. government study, and the media ate it up. No tankers? Better check again. Dogwood’s mission is clearly not to protect the B.C. coast from oil spills. If it were, they would be protesting the ongoing risk from Alaska tankers.

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Are we ready to tackle these problems? Re: Ashamed of Canada’s reputation in the world (Letters, NewsLeader, Oct. 11) I would like to commend you for publishing Gavin Wishart’s letter about global warming. This issue is so important that all of us need to be discussing it on an ongoing basis. Perhaps it is even time to commission a regular column explaining the basic science of global warming. The points I want to raise today relate to the logical consequences of trying to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. You very quickly realize that we simply have to give up things like jet airplane travel, long-distance trucking, private motor vehicles, and war. It’s not just a matter of doing a bit more recycling. We can’t deal with this problem without committing the full resources of the state, and really all the resources of all the major states in the world. Giving up jet airplane travel will wipe out the tourism industry. It will wipe out the aerospace industry. However, neither of these are actually

necessary for our survival. Giving up long-distance trucking is doable, because we can replace it with rail transport. In any case, the trucking relies on cheap petroleum, and we’ve pretty much used up all the world’s cheap petroleum already. Giving up private motor vehicles doesn’t mean that we have to walk to work. After all, we live in an advanced industrial economy, and we want to retain all of the benefits it brings. Therefore, we will need massive investment in public transit in the urban areas, so that people can move around efficiently and comfortably, and we should probably leave the rural areas unchanged at first. Giving up war will require an entirely new paradigm for dealing with “the other,” and that’s not going to happen unless all of us can sit down and talk to each other, and especially, renounce violence. These are all huge problems, and certainly no one in the English-speaking world has begun to deal with them.

Does the human race have what it takes to deal with these problems? The alternative may well be a mass extinction. Victor Finberg Burnaby

A TALE OF TWO CITIES Kudos to the City of New Westminster’s engineering department, for our great garbage/recycling program. I have been asking Burnaby engineering for seven months to do something as simple as put some garbage cans up on Griffiths Avenue between 10th and 14th avenues near Byrne Creek Secondary school because of the amount of garbage created since 7-Eleven on London Street at 20th Street opened. I have called and emailed, to be told that it has a work order and is in process. Meanwhile, the area looks like a ghetto, with all the garbage strewn daily by students from Byrne Creek, and other people in area. 

Slurpee cups and pizza containers abound along that stretch. New Westminster put up cans on either side of the street from 10th Avenue down to 8th Avenue as soon as 7-Eleven opened to assist with the garbage in the area. If there are no garbage cans on the Burnaby side of 10th by the school, the kids are obviously going to toss trash on the lawn or sidewalks. The school has taken steps to try and solve this by having counsellors from the school go at lunch and remind them to use garbage cans, and having students go out and pick up the litter. I have gone many times myself and picked up debris. I have also phoned 7-Eleven numerous times asking them to put garbage cans on that stretch... Meantime, kudos to New Westminster engineering, who come out the same day you call if there is a problem. Petrina Bosiak New Westminster

A POSITIVE STEP On Oct. 3, MP Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster) hosted a town hall meeting that covered a broad range of railways issues in New Westminster. This was a very positive and collaborative meeting. Among the many issues covered included unreasonable noise in the rail yard, the storage and staging of hazardous goods, the possibility of relocating the rail yard, and train whistles in the rail yard and at rail crossings throughout the city. After five years working on several of these issues, the Quayside Community Board has done all that they can on their own. I asked each of the participants to take a leadership role in their respective areas of responsibility and do what they can to address these many issues. Each of the participants committed to doing what they can. Brian Allen Rail Noise Committee Chair Quayside Community Board





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A rally to protest port expansion in Metro Vancouver will be held at Westminster Quay on Sunday, Oct. 27. Take Back Our Port is the theme of the rally being put on by Voters Taking Action on Climate Change (VTACC), and includes New Westminster Environmental Partners as one of its supporters. VTACC said massive port expansion and the push to export more oil and coal from the area will threaten the health of communities, farmland, Fraser River salmon, and Burns Bog. The group has been active in its protest of plans to expand the Fraser Surrey Docks to allow coal from trains originating in the United States to be transferred onto barges. Speakers for the rally scheduled to begin at noon will include First Nations representatives, environmentalists, BurnabyNew Westminster MP Peter Julian and New West Coun. Jonathan Coté.

The official launch of a book about Royal Columbian Hospital’s nursing school will be held on Sunday, Oct. 27 at Sherbrooke Lounge, the former nurses residence. A Call to Nurse is about life in the school from 1901 to its closing in 1978—a six-year project put together by five nursing school graduates. All former students are invited to the launch which will be held from 1:30 to 4 p.m. One of the special guests will be Helen Shore, a descendent of the Nightingale family and an instructor from 1951 to 1960. The $45 book is already on sale at RCH’s Auxiliary Gift Shop, Cap’s Bicycle Shop and the Ostomy Store. For more information go to www.fraserhealth. ca/acalltonurse or email

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City to launch small biz energy saving program The success of a residential energy saving program has spurred New Westminster to team up with LiveSmartBC, Metro Vancouver and BC Hydro for a similar one for small business. Energy Save New West helps identify potential energy and money saving opportunities starting with an energy advisor inspecting the facility to see where savings can be made. A residential program was launched in the summer. The city’s goal is to have 80 energy assessments done in the next year with 40 businesses Natalia Petcu, owner of Zoom Hair Salon at the foot of Sixth Street, was one of the first to sign up for New Westminster’s energy program for small business. proceeding with energy upgrades and improvements to their facilities. “Energy Save New West worked is a key motivator, but it’s also Natalia Petcu, owner of Zoom with me to identify the best and about doing what’s right for Hair Salon at the foot of Sixth most suitable energy opportunities the environment and local Street, was one of the first to sign and also assisted with identifying community.” up because she’s always looing for grants and rebates from utilities,” Registration is available online at ways to save money and stay ahead said Petcu. or by calling of the competition. “Saving energy and money Coleman at 604-515-3818.

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Bid for playground cash moves to next round Students attending the new Qayqayt elementary school are one step closer to having their own playground when the school opens next September. An application by the Parent’s Advisory Council at John Robson school for a $100,000 grant from the Aviva Community Fund has moved on to the second round in a national competition run by the Aviva insurance company that awards money to worthy community projects. Many of the students at Robson will be moving to Qayqayt when construction of a middle school is built to replace Robson.

Applicants must emerge from three qualifying rounds of online voting with enough votes to become one of 90 semi-finalists that will compete to reach the finals where a panel of judges will determine how to distribute up to $1 million in total grant money. Voting for the second round of the competition began on Monday and runs until Nov. 4. To learn more about the Qayqayt playground project and how to cast up to 15 votes to support it, go to www. acf17525.

A craft fair for Royal City Gogos A textile portrait for your wall, a stone sculpture of a bear for the mantle or a warm shawl could help a grandmother in Africa caring for a child orphaned by AIDS. The Royal City Gogos are holding their second annual Artisan Crafts for Africa fair at the CAW Hall, 326 12th St. on Nov. 1 and 2. The fair features art, gift items, fashion accessories and even pet treats, all hand-crafted

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by local artisans. Proceeds go to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Since it was formed in 2009, the local chapter of the Gogos has raised more than $120,000 for African grandmothers. For more information about the fair, as well as a preview of some of the items being offered for sale, go to products.html

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Designing with natural gas By Kerry Vital Natural gas is no longer needed exclusively by professional chefs and high-end homes. Homeowners are increasingly choosing natural gas in their kitchens, living spaces and even outdoors. “A lot more people are choosing natural gas these days, especially in the kitchen,� says Stephanie Malhas, interior designer at Sarah Gallop Design Inc. (SGDI). “People like the

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Fall in love with autumn decor trends there’s a lot to be excited about when it comes to decorating for the season. By Melissa Smalley As the weather cools and we find ourselves spending the majority of our time indoors, you may be feeling the urge to spruce up your home with some new decor or a little makeover. When it comes to picking out the proper colours, patterns and styles for your home, this fall there is plenty to be excited about, according to designer Joan Walker, owner of The Curtain Call Drapery & Decorating Co. Similar to previous seasons, wallpaper is still a popular choice for homes, and choosing a print with graphics and texture helps to fill any room with subtle warmth. This year, fabrics for chairs, cushions and other such items are a little more bold, with orange and blue hues. “After years of natural texture, prints are creeping back in with bold graphics and embroidery,� Walker explained. “This can add the perfect pop to any

Among the challenges that Kerr Construction ran into while building this Vancouver home was a long permit process, noise restrictions and having to adhere to commercial fire codes due to it being located beside a commercial building. Photo submitted by Kerr Construction

Getting rid of the commute in Vancouver Kerr Construction helps Vancouver homeowner see his vision come to life. By Kerry Vital Imagine waking up in the morning and walking next door to work. Sounds like a dream for those who commute every morning and evening. That dream came true for one Vancouver homeowner, with the help of Kerr Construction. “It’s a beautiful home,� says Doug Kerr, founder of Kerr Construction. “One of the aspects of the house that I think turned out really well was

that it looks and feels like a home even though it sits on top of a parking structure beside a commercial building. With the landscaping, the green wall and the exterior finishes it feels like a home and yet still belongs in the environment with its commercial surroundings.� Because of the regulations governing commercial sites, it took a year to get approval from the City of Vancouver, and the home had to match commercial fire codes due to its location. It was also built using steel construction in order to fit in with the city regulations, as wood framing is not allowed. The noise from the existing commercial space was one of the considerations when constructing the home, as well as the space

constraints. “We had to be mindful of the existing active commercial businesses on site and had to keep the noise contained and the site tidy and orderly,� Kerr says. “Space was tight and anything heavy has to be craned in as there was not vehicle access to the rooftop patio where the home was built.� The shape of the home was determined by the patio that was already in place, while the exterior finishes were chosen to complement the commercial building next door. “The existing patio we built on was not

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Home built on commercial building site but looks like it’s always been there “ from page.111 square,” says Kerr. “So the home had to be designed to fit the irregular shape.” The 52-inch-wide pivoting front door suits the commercial space, but also showcases the warmth of the home. Inside, the kitchen island counter and recessed ceiling above match the shape of the home, lending a modern touch to the space. The homeowner, an older gentleman, now has several features that will help as he ages. Among them is a convenience kitchen on the second floor to ensure that he can entertain on his deck without having to go up and down the stairs to the main kitchen. There are also flush transitions on the floor in case a wheelchair is needed in the future. Smart home automation is included throughout, making it easy for the homeowner to keep connected. “My favourite part of the home is the floating wall beside the open staircase,” Kerr says. “It was such an engineering feat to make an eight-foothigh wall solid without being attached at the top or sides. It provides the definition of space without blocking out all the light from the skylights in the stairwell as well as adds a little mystery of how it was constructed.” The view from the home is spectacular, so the exterior deck was constructed to maximize the homeowner’s view, enhanced by the large windows and skylights. Among the interesting features of the home is a textured green wall above the entrance to the parking garage below the home. The greenery already surrounding the home was kept, with new plants added as well. Now, the home looks like it was always there. “The homeowner was very involved in the day-to-day decisions of the home that took just over a year to build,” Kerr says. “He had a vision of how he wanted it to look and how it would function. It really is his vision. Our job was just to figure out how it could be built.” Now the homeowner can enjoy his new home without having to worry about commuting, and he has plenty of space to entertain or relax. “He loves the way the simple modern interior of the home showcases his art collection and his favourite Fin Yule furniture made in his Danish homeland,” says Kerr.

The green wall above the entrance to the parking garage, left, provides visual interest. Among the features in the home is an eight-foot-high floating wall, below, and tons of natural light in the kitchen, below left, and bathroom, above. Photos submitted by Kerr Construction

Decorating for the season 11 “ from page.1 room, especially in a modern design. And we’re not just seeing a single colour any more as an accent.” If you’re in the market for some new furniture, Walker said the latest trend is leaning towards a more refined, ‘glam-rustic’ look to pieces that are on the lighter side, with fine features and tapered, slim legs. “Overall, it’s a little more sophisticated, but at the same time exuding a casual glamour and relaxed look,” she said. Natural wood finishes are still a popular choice – especially in coffee tables, which are often placed in groupings at different heights for a tapered look. “These pieces are not only multifunctional, but they create a dimension of a square centre of a room.” Other styles of look out for this season include designs with hints of metallic and luxury accent fabrics, including velvet and faux fur, as well as the ever-popular tribal motifs and animal prints. If it’s the flooring in your home that needs a little attention this fall, a popular choice, according to Dora Belyk of Surfside Flooring, is vinyl wood plank and tile. “It is durable and has great design detail that looks very similar to real hardwood or tile,” Belyk said.

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Among the trends you’ll find for fall are brightly coloured accessories such as pillows, far left, and richly coloured textiles, left. Tribal motifs and metallics are also on-trend for fall, above. Bouclair Home photo far left, Pier 1 photo above, The Curtain Call Drapery and Decorating Co. photo left.

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Getting your furnace ready for winter as the cold sets in By Kerry Vital

Getting your furnace ready to keep you warm in the winter can be easy as replacing the filter, right, but you should also ensure that you have your system serviced annually to ensure no problems crop up when you are relying on the heat. Photos submitted by Milani Plumbing Drainage and Heating


The mornings are chilly and it’s getting darker earlier. It’s time to start considering getting your furnace going. “Most of the time you can flip a switch and it works,” says Greg Eldridge of Milani Plumbing Drainage and Heating. “Beforehand you should change the filters, get it serviced and clean the ducts.” It is always recommended to have your furnace checked out at least once a year. There’s nothing worse than coming home in the dead of winter to find that your furnace isn’t working, and regular maintenance can prevent that. Most of the time it’s a fairly straight-forward process and won’t take too long. You can easily replace the filter yourself. “You can get a filter at (hardware stores) and furnace stores,” says Eldridge. “Pull out the filter from the side and swap it.” He recommends replacing the filter about three times a year, or four times a year if you have pets. “You can buy a washable filter that will last forever,” he says, adding that they are convenient but pricier. Before flipping that switch, Eldridge says to make sure there are no flammable liquids near the system and make sure the general area is clear of debris. “Also make sure the piping isn’t obstructed in any way,” he says. “And make sure that the floor and wall grills are clear because that can obstruct the air.” In some cases, there’s no other option but to replace your furnace or other heating system. If you’re unsure as to whether that’s the right step for you, take a look at your heating bills. No one wants to pay a lot to keep their home cozy, and an inefficient furnace can eat up your hard-earned money. Constantly repairing an older furnace in order to keep it functioning and safe will also cost you a lot more in the long run. Another consideration is whether your furnace is keeping all of the areas of your home warm. If you’re noticing cold spots, your furnace is probably in need of an upgrade. The final thing to think about is whether your furnace is still safe. Older furnaces can leak carbon monoxide or more easily start a fire. As the cold sets in, you’ll appreciate the heat of an efficient furnace or other heating system. It’s very important to keep it working well in order to keep out winter’s chill and to keep you and your family safe.




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Glitter reigns supreme for the winter holidays By Kerry Vital The winter holidays are fast approaching, and you’ve probably already seen the first sprinklings of snowflakes and reindeer in stores. It’s never too early to start thinking about what you’d like to include in your holiday decor plans. “Traditional colours are being used in a new way,” says Vickie Maxwell, media coordinator for Bouclair Homes. “Red is mixed with gold and black, giving it a strong, glamourous feel to a very traditional holiday colour.” Red, gold and green is usually what comes to mind when Christmas is discussed, but that doesn’t mean you have to stick with those traditional colours. Bouclair is moving beyond that this year with collections that feature teal, silver and white. Keeping your own style in mind will make for a far better look than trying to stick with something that’s not your style. Sparkle has always been an integral part of the holidays for some, and you’ll find plenty of options in stores. “Emerging trends for holiday decor is anything that sparkles and mixing contrasting elements like earthy wood and metallic accents together,” says Pottery Barn spokesperson Kendra Stewart. “Pair big wooden candle pillars with shiny mercury glass and earthy ceramics for a contrast of rustic and luxe elements to create a casual yet festive look for the season.” Pottery Barn is updating some of the traditional holiday items this year, including glittery reindeer and sequined woodland creatures. “The holidays are all about creating an inviting space to entertain and celebrate

the season, and I love the tradition of decorating with my nostalgic pieces and pairing them with new seasonal updates,” says Stewart. “This year, bring a little warmth and sparkle to every room with accents of mercury glass and a chunky knit pillow or faux fur throw.” The holidays can also be a great time to try out some do-it-yourself ideas. Cutting out snowflakes from folded paper is a time-honoured tradition, stemming from elementary school experiences for many. Setting your kids free with the crayons and glitter makes for an easy afternoon craft project. Another great idea is to gather some pine cones from your local park and hanging them up with some ribbon. For a little extra touch, try spray-painting them and rolling them in glitter before hanging them. You can also find a new use for some of the tree ornaments that you don’t want to put on the tree. Filling a glass bowl or vase with them and using it as a centrepiece adds some sparkle and colour to a holiday table. You can also do this with pieces of candy or fruit, or jingle bells from a craft store. Strings of lights are also a great way to decorate for the season, no matter which holiday you celebrate. Running them along a fireplace mantel or inside a window frame will lend some more sparkle to your space. Or, try wrapping them up the banister of your stairs, accented with some tinsel garland. Decorating for the holidays is all a matter of individual style, whether you want to go all-out with the lights and wreathes or just decorate a tree for you and your family to enjoy.


The holidays are all about sparkle, from glittery reindeer, top to festive trees, left, and candle-lit lanterns, above. photos above and top, Bouclair Home photo left

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Think of the big picture when it comes to windows By Kerry Vital When it comes to replacing your windows, you’ll need a clear vision of what you want the exterior of your home to look like. “You have to think big picture on what look you want,” says Mark Brandow, sales manager for Centra Windows. “Are you going to paint the exterior a different colour in the future? Are you going to change the siding?” Brandow says that the first thing he does when he goes to a client’s home is to stand outside the house with the homeowner and talk about the look he or she wants for their home. “You need to have a vision of what you want,” he says. The biggest thing that homeowners need to consider when replacing their windows is the energy savings, especially as it gets colder. “You want to keep the heat in,” Brandow says, adding that it will save you money in the long run. Having properly installed windows will not only make your The important things that you should conhome look great but will also lower your heating costs in the sider are what Brandow calls “the three keys.” long run. The first is the glass, followed by the frame Photos submitted by Centra Windows and the installation. “The installation is the most important component,” he says. “If you don’t have it installed between the panes. He also notes that most properly, it’s more drafty in your room and it opens walls to window replacements will take about five rot, which leads to mold and bigger expenses.” to eight weeks from the time you sign the He also recommends homeowners ask the window comcontract to the finished product. pany what they use as spacers between the glass to maintain “We’ll go through the options that work the seal. for you,” he says. “We’ll talk about function “We use structural foam that expands when it’s hot and con- and the trim options including the colour tracts when it’s cold,” Brandow says. “Glass does that too.” scheme.” When it comes to style, clean, crisp lines and clear glass While you may not consider your windows are the most popular, whether you’re looking for a large bay tops on the list of things keeping you warm window or a small picture window. in your house, it’s definitely worth a second Brandow recommends those looking to replace their thought as the nights get colder. No one windows budget between $600 and $800 per window in order wants to spend more money on energy bills to cover the glass, screens and inert gas that fills the space than they have to.

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Natural gas an energy-efficient option for the home 11 “ from page.1 quality and evenness of cooking with a natural gas cooktop.” Natural gas appliances can be found in many styles, including traditional free-standing ranges, built-in ranges, professional-looking cooktops and single or double wall ovens. “It’s a more professional kind of cooking,” says Sarah Gallop of SGDI. It’s also faster. FortisBC notes that natural gas cooktops heat up instantly and provide precise temperature control. Natural gas ovens are naturally convection ovens, circulating air continuously around your food and ensuring that it cooks or bakes evenly. But it’s not just the kitchen that can benefit from a natural gas makeover. Outdoor spaces and living areas are also tops on the list. “Everybody likes an outdoor firepit now,” says Susanne Doise of Sensitive Design Inc. “You want to create an outdoor space that you can use for three seasons of the year.” When it comes to that outdoor space, you have many more options than just the firepit. Doise says she’s recently designed entire outdoor kitchens, which can be easily connected to your home’s natural gas supply. She and Gallop also note the increase in people installing patio heaters so they don’t have to head inside as soon as it starts getting a bit chilly. “It’s kind of like camping in your own backyard,” says Gallop. “You get the informality of outdoor space with the convenience of natural gas.” And convenient it is. Natural gas is available at the push of a button, so you no longer need to wait for your fireplace or cooktop to heat up or worry about running out of propane for your outdoor barbecue. It’s also more energy-efficient for space and water heating, saving you money on your heating bills. FortisBC offers an online energy calculator that will help you compare the cost of fuel sources and their energy efficiency, demonstrating that natural gas is the most

affordable choice for homeowners. Find it at www.fortisbc. com/energycalculator. FortisBC natural gas customers are continuing to benefit from some of the lowest prices in a decade. As of Oct. 1, customers will see a decrease for the cost of natural gas to just over $3 per gigajoule. More information can be found at Other outdoor options that Gallop, Doise and Malhas have seen lately have been fire tables and full outdoor fireplaces. “People are looking for an indoor-outdoor life,” says Gallop. “You can install a fire table that looks just like a coffee table and can be used as a coffee table outside, with a linear burner in the middle.” She’s also seen firepits within an outdoor dining table. “Natural gas brings warmth,” Gallop says. “It obviously brings physical warmth but also a warm ambiance.” This is especially important in the living areas, where you want to gather with friends and family. Natural gas fireplaces are both cozy and convenient. FortisBC notes that you can even pre-program some models of gas fireplaces to turn on at a specific time to warm up your space in the morning or before you get home from work. Natural gas is a convenient option for your home, whether you want to fuel a fireplace, below, or an outdoor firepit, top right. Natural gas is also great for cooktops and ovens in the kitchen. Photos submitted by FortisBC

“There’s a lot of flexibility when it comes to gas fireplaces,” says Gallop. “You can convert an old wood-burning fireplace, customize how it looks, whatever you want to suit your style, space and budget.” Doise agrees, saying, “A fireplace in the living room becomes a focal point. You want to place everything around it.” While you may not be contemplating a move any time soon, installing natural gas in your home will also increase the resale value in the future. “It’s a really nice selling feature,” says Malhas. “People want natural gas when they’re looking for a home.” FortisBC has partnered with Black Press on the Reno Me! with FortisBC contest, which began Oct. 7. Readers are encouraged to submit a photo by Oct. 31 of their great room, kitchen or outdoor space and explain why they want a makeover using natural gas. One finalist from each category will be chosen to receive a consultation with an interior designer and a rendering of their space. Then, one winner will be chosen by readers to receive $10,000 towards their renovation, with the second and third place homeowners receiving $2,000. Voters will also get a chance to win a $500 gift card towards the purchase of a natural gas appliance. To enter the Reno Me! with FortisBC contest, visit your local Black Press paper’s website and click on the Contests link. For more information about natural gas in your home, visit

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Mark Timmer’s wife, Tina, is of Japanese descent, but until a couple of years ago, their four children had only experienced life in Canada. To make sure they got to know their Japanese heritage, the Timmers sold their house in Victoria in 2009, Timmer took a self-funded year away from his job, and the whole family moved into a rented house in Yokohama. That year proved to be educational in more ways than Timmer expected. “Our monthly electricity bills were huge in Japan,” he says, “nor were they low in our old house in Canada. When we returned in 2010, we knew we needed to re-evaluate our priorities. We rented for a year while we looked for a house to buy. Location was important, and size – we have four kids! – but just as important, we wanted energy efficiency.” What Timmer eventually found was a 2,700-square-foot bungalow from 1958, walking distance to great schools and shopping. But he was going to have to do a lot of work to make it energy-efficient. “The incentives available through the LiveSmart BC program were a really important consideration in deciding to do the work,” says Timmer. A partnership between BC Hydro Power Smart, FortisBC and the Province of British Columbia, LiveSmart BC offers valuable rebates to help make homes more energy-efficient. “We knew we didn’t want to have to worry about shocking energy bills in the future, but we still had a budget we needed to keep to in bringing the home up to a really efficient standard. The rebates definitely helped,” says Timmer. In all, Timmer received $1,050 from LiveSmart BC for completing a range of energy-efficiency upgrades to his home, including extensive air sealing around windows, doors and electrical outlets and improvements to attic and roof insulation. An assessment of Timmer’s home before he did the upgrades gave him an EnerGuide 69 rating; that rose to EnerGuide 81 after the work was complete. EnerGuide was established by Natural Resources Canada; any rating over 80 means that a home is extremely energy-efficient and will use up to 30 per cent less energy on heating and electricity than an average home. “Our monthly energy bill is now just $101 a month,” boasts Timmer. “It took work, but the house is really comfortable now. I also think that, in future, the EnerGuide 81 rating will help us sell the house more quickly.” To find out more about the LiveSmart BC program, visit livesmartbc.

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Alberni port hub proposal ‘no threat’ to Deltaport Barging containers up river urged to cut truck traffic Jeff Nagel Black Press

A proposal by Port Alberni to act as a shipping hub for both Metro Vancouver and Seattle is being pitched as a way to get trucks off the road by sending containers up the Fraser River by barge. The concept is that a $1-billion 300-acre container handling terminal would be built along the inlet at Port Alberni, where containers would be offloaded, organized and then floated on barges to destinations in the Lower Mainland and Puget Sound. Big container ships that now sail past Alberni Inlet could stop, offload all their cargo and return to sea, cutting off three to four days of extra sailing normally spent visiting other terminals, says Alberni

Port manager Zoran Knezevic. Virtually no containers now go up the Fraser River but Knezevic said barges could readily reach the distribution centres of Walmart, Canadian Tire, Home Depot and most other major retailers that are dotted along the river in Richmond, Delta, Surrey and Coquitlam. That would reduce the amount of trucking now required to haul containers to those centres from either Burrard Inlet or Deltaport. “It’s a much more efficient, environmentally friendly and costeffective way to move containers,” said Knezevic, who presented the idea earlier this month to Metro Vancouver directors. He said the use of the river as a “natural highway” could reduce the one million containers that now


possible opportunity to restructure the requirements we have in the Lower Mainland where we have congested roads, very high cost of land and a $3-billion project to take away the George Massey tunnel and build a bridge,” Brodie said. Peter Xotta, Port Metro Vancouver’s vice-president of planning and operations, also told Metro directors the port will need to explore alternative methods of moving containers, and Port Alberni’s proposal may be part of the solution. Xotta noted terminals in Metro Vancouver have the advantage of rail access that brings containers loaded with forest products or grain, which then end

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at Deltaport is unnecessary. He denies the Alberni proposal is a threat to Deltaport. “It’s not competitive, we’re not going to rob anybody,” Knezevic said. “We are looking at doubling the number of containers coming through Port Metro Vancouver so I think they could easily complement each other.” The Alberni port’s written presentation notes its “much smaller environmental impact”

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SPORTS Cornish closes in on milestones

Along with trying to help his Calgary Stampeders secure first place in the CFL’s Western Conference, New Westminster’s Jon Cornish is also chasing a couple of milestones. Cornish notched his fourth consecutive rushing game and eighth this season when he ran for 145 yards on 19 carries cORNISh in a 27-13 victory over the hometown Edmonton Eskimos last Friday. With the performance, Cornish leads the CFL rushing race with 1,690 yards along the ground, which is 134 more than Saskatchewan Roughriders running back Kory Sheets. The St. Thomas More graduate needs just 207 yards to match the franchise record held by Willie Burden, and he’s only 310 short of hitting the 2,000-yard plateau. Although he was seen limping late in the game last Friday, Cornish and the Stamps will finish out the season by going head-to-head with Sheets and the ’Riders in a battle for first place on Saturday before taking on the B.C. Lions at BC Place Nov. 1.


Hyacks JV 3-0 after toppling Trojans The New Westminster Hyacks junior varsity football squad improved their regular season record to 3-0 and 6-1 overall by blitzing the Hugh Boyd Trojans 34-6 in Richmond last Thursday. They will play host to the Vancouver College Fighting Irish (4-0) on Thursday, 5:30 p.m., before completing the regular season against Surrey’s Holy Cross Crusaders (2-2) at Mercer Stadium on Oct. 31, at 5:30 p.m. The varsity squad had a bye this past weekend, but will also complete their season with two home games. This Friday it will be the Notre Dame Jugglers from Vancouver visiting Mercer with North Vancouver’s Handsworth Royals coming on Nov. 1. Both games start at 7:30 p.m.


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Curl tour tough on local teams Two Royal City Curling Club teams will be looking to pick up some cash when they play the Cactus Pheasant Classic in Brooks, Alta., this weekend. A team skipped by Brent Pierce, with Sean Geall throwing fourth rocks, has collected $1,200 in three cashspiels so far this season on the World Curling Tour. The squad qualified for the

championship round in Edmonton earlier this month. In September, they suffered a 5-4 loss to former Royal City skip Ken McArdle in the semifinals in Cloverdale and were unable to make the playoffs in Vernon. Defending B.C. champion Andrew Bilesky and his RCCC team have also participated in the same three

cashspiels but did not make it to the championship round in any of them. In the opening round in Brooks, Pierce and Geall will face David Murdoch of Scotland, who finished third at last year’s world championship, while Bilesky will take on former Manitoba champion Rob Fowler of Brandon.

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Hait’s kills help Clan to victory Burnaby’s Madeline Hait had seven kills as Simon Fraser University’s women’s volleyball team defeated the visiting University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks 31-29, 25-20, 25-18 Friday. The win gives the Clan an 8-6 overall record and 3-5 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Last Thursday, lost to the firstplace Alaska Anchorage Seawolves 25-21, 25-22, 25-14 with Hait getting another seven kills. SFU will play host to the Montana State University Billings Yellowjackets on Thursday, 7 p.m., and the Seattle Pacific University Falcons on Saturday, 7 p.m.

DiLorenza notches first of season St. Thomas More grad Marissa Di Lorenzo scored her first goal of the season on a setup from another Burnaby native, Jenna Piovesan, but it wasn’t enough as the Clan women’s soccer squad fell 2-1 to the Saint Martin’s DI LORENzO Saints in Lacey, Wash., Saturday. The loss fell on the heels of a 2-0 defeat to the Western Oregon University Wolves in Monmouth, Ore., Thursday. Alpha secondary grad Jessica Marano and Abbey Vogt of Burnaby South both had shots on goal in the game but were unable to score. The Clan has just two ties in 10 Great Northwest Athletic Conference games this season. They will play their final two homes games of the season this week with the Northwest Nazarene Crusaders of Nampa, Idaho visiting Thursday, 5 p.m., and the Montana State University Billings Yellowjackets on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Hardrockers in Rapid City on Saturday and playing to a 2-2 tie with the University of Mary Marauders in Bismarck, N.D., Thursday. Carlo Basso scored two goals and assisted on two others Saturday. Jovan Blagojevic also had a pair of goals while Colin Jacques notched a goal and three assists. The Clan will play host to Northwest Nazarene on Thursday, 7:30 p.m., and Montana State on Saturday, 3:30 p.m.

Football squad too kind SFU’s football squad was too kind to its guests Saturday. The Clan coughed up the ball six times as the Central Washington Wildcats laid a 54-14 thumping on them at Terry Fox Field. SFU fumbled the opening kickoff, which


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Edmonds Centre Health Watch: Speaker on “Foods to fuel your body.” When: Thursday, Oct. 24, 10-11:45 a.m. Drop-in 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.

Edmonds Centre Health Watch: Presentation on “Discover the tip of South America.” When: Thursday, Oct. 31, 10-11:45 a.m. Drop-in 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.

Michael Dumontier: The Sky and the Ground (for Remy Charlip): Michael Dumontier began his series of altered books entitled The Sky and the Ground (for Remy Charlip) in 2012. He describes the medium as foil stamp on found book. Each volume is part of a varied edition, and is made as the artist finds the right book. In each instance the spine of the altered book is different from its buckram binding. When: Until Nov. 4. Where: Tommy Douglas library branch, 7311 Kingsway, Burnaby. Info: www.

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

Craft Fair: The Ladies Auxiliary of the 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

Sunday Afternoon Dances for 55+: Live music each week – come join us. When: Sundays, 12:45 – 3:45 p.m. Where: Century House, 620-Eighth St., New Westminster. Admission: $5 members and $6 non-members. Includes refreshments at intermission. Info: 604-519-1066.

OngOing Burnaby-New Westminster Newcomers and Friends Club: Club welcomes women who are new to the area, as well as longtime residents. Meet women of all ages and cultures to make new friends. When: Dinner meeting the second Wednesday of each month plus various events including book club, craft group, social Saturdays, etc. Info: Jocelan Caldwell, 604-520-3646.

Social Dance: Practice your dancing skills at these weekly dances. Come with a friend or on your own and have a memorable time. When: Fridays, 1-3:30 p.m., Saturdays 2-4 p.m. and Mondays 12:45-2:45 p.m. Where: Edmonds Community Centre for 55+, 7282 Kingsway, Burnaby. Cost: $1 member, $2 other. Info: 604-297-4400.

Fraternal Order of Eagles: Aerie No. 20 New Westminster hosts a fundraising meat draw, sponsored by Thrifty Foods. Three meat draws per day, 50/50 draw includes dinner and breakfast. When: Fridays, 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 3-5 p.m. Where: Fireside Pub, 421 East Columbia St., New Westminster.

New Westminster Family Place: Parents and grandparents of children under 5 can come to Lord Kelvin Elementary school for playtime, art, songs, stories and snacks. Have fun with your children, meet other parents and learn about other resources in the community. Where: In the green portable facing Seventh Avenue, 1010 Hamilton St. When: Thursdays and Fridays 9- 11 a.m. (Note - this program is closed when the school is closed). ESL Conversation Circles at the Library: The New Westminster Public Library offers free, dropin ESL conversation circles for adults who want to meet people and practice speaking English. Co-sponsored by Family Services of Greater Vancouver, there are two programs available. Children are welcome. When: For all adults, Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For women only, Fridays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Where: New Westminster Public Library, 716 6th Ave., New Westminster. Info: 604-527-4660.



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This salaried position is based in Campbell Heigths Business District, Surrey. Hours are Mon. Fri. 8:30am - 5:00 pm.


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The web and print designer be proficient in conceiving creating digital advertising, design as well as print ads marketing materials.

Work portfolio and references will be requested of the final candidates.

Advertise across the Lower Mainland in the 18 best-read community newspapers and 2 dailies.

Call Christy 604-436-2472

for available routes email

We Offer Above Average Rates!

Please forward Resume and cover letter to or fax to 604-472-2136. Please see a more detailed job descrition at NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

BC Cancer Foundation Legacies accepted. 604.877.6040 or visit: cannot be responsible for errors after the first day of publication of any advertisement. Notice of errors on the first day should immediately be called to the attention of the Classified Department to be corrected for the following edition.


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



Evening shift starting at 4:00pm, Monday to Friday.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE...........503-587



EMPLOYMENT .............................102-198 PETS & LIVESTOCK ......................453-483


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Gregg Distributors, warehouse distributor of industrial and automotive supplies, is looking for self-motivated energetic people to join our Langley counter sales team. Counter sales experience, knowledge of the automotive, industrial and trucking industries would be an asset. We offer excellent growth and compensation possibilities! .Flagpersons & Lane Closure Techs required. Must have reliable vehicle. Must be certified & experienced. Union wages & benefits. Fax resume 604-513-3661 email:


GUARANTEED Job Placement Labourers, Tradesmen & Class 1 Drivers For Oil & Gas Industry.

Call 24Hr. Free Recorded Message 1-888-213-2854

Time to Put Down Some Roots? Check out our Real Estate Section (600’s) for home listings by realtors and For Sale By Owners for a great deal on your new home.

Please fax resumes to: 604-888-4688 or visit Employment Opportunities at or Email resumes to:



Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. located in Kitscoty, Alberta, 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: 780-846-2231 (Office), 780-846-2241 (Fax).






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: Fax 403-854-2845; Email:


Tree Climber- We are currently seeking a Tree Arborist with a min. 5 years experience. Please Call: Tree Works: 604.787.5915 Look Who’s Hiring! Browse through’s career and employment listings in the 100’s.



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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


DEMOLITION EXCAVATING - DRAIN TILE Old Garage, Carport, House, Pool, Repair Main Waterline, Break Concrete & Removal Free Estimates!

•Licensed •Insured •WCB


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

PROVINCIAL HARDWOOD LTD Make Your OLD FLOORS LOOK NEW!! Over 20 years experience in sanding and finishing Call Damian at 778-928-6600

We’re looking for carriers! Be part of a GREAT team!

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.

Deliver newspapers on Wednesdays & Fridays in your neighbourhood.

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.










ABBA MOVERS & DEL Res/comm 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25yrs Exp. 24hrs/7days 604-506-7576

TRUCK FOR HIRE $40/hr 1 Ton Truck with Driver & Blankets, Pads, Dollies. You Load & Unload. 604-444-5710 or 604-537-7120


Call Ian 604-724-6373


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 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.


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



Irmin St - Suncrest Dr, Patterson Av - Roseberry Av

Marine Dr, Patterson Av - Boundary Rd






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





Central Creek Construction Complete Renovations. Specialize in Kitchens & Baths. Seniors Discount 10% off . BBB / WCB 604-773-7811

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





Watling St - Rumble St, Royal Oak Av - Nelson Av

ARCO DRYWALL LTD. All kinds of drywall & paint. Call Ryan 778-892-9590

Imperial St - Victory St, Sussex Av - McKay Av





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%XUQDE\1HZ:HVWPLQVWHU1HZV/HDGHU PRINT AD: Includes photo and 3-lines for one week.


As a Community Support Worker, you will be able to provide rehabilitation, support, and other forms of assistance to children, youth, and families while supporting social workers and health care professionals. Train in this rewarding career.

ONLINE AD: BC-wide reach! For one week!

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Career Opportunities: Child and Youth Care Worker O Women’s Shelter Worker Family Place Worker O Settlement/Newcomers Service Worker Teen Pregnancy and Parenting Support Worker

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•Condos •Townhomes •House Interiors

ARCO CONSTRUCTION All remodels & renos. FREE EST. Mike 604-825-1500. Harry 604-500-3630

Call 604.436.2472 or email for more info!

Prestige Painters

ARCO CONST. Framing, Drywall, Wood Finishing, Texture, Painting, Kitchen/Bath Remodeling, Elec, Plumb, Flooring. FREE EST. Mike 604-825-1500. Harry 604-500-3630.

Rumble St - Clinton St, Kaymar Dr - Boundary Rd





HOME REPAIRS If I can’t do it It can’t be done

06951 Electrician Lic. Low cost. PANEL CHANGE. Big/small jobs. Residential/ Comm. 604-374-0062





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 $25,000 604-777-5046

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


DROWNING IN DEBT? Cut debts more than 60% & DEBT FREE in half the time! AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free Consultation. or Toll Free 1-877-556-3500 BBB Rated A+

TYBO CONTRACTING is quickly becoming an industry leader in the excavating & civil contracting business. Tybo is currently retained by some of the largest developers in B.C. We are currently offering top wage & benefit pkgs as well as opportunities for advancement. Email resumes to:



. Expert Power Washing. Gutters cleaned & repaired. www.expertpowerwashing. Mike, 604-961-1280 MIKE 604-961-1280





Call: Rick (604) 202-5184




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604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

• Furniture • Appliances • Electronics • Junk/Rubbish • Construction Debris • Drywall • Yard Waste • Concrete • Everything Else! **Estate Clean-Up Specialists**

Running this ad for 8yrs

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.





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

Journeyman Call 604-345-0899 BRO MARV PLUMBING 24/7 Plumbing, heating, plugged drains BBB. (604)582-1598,



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

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



6985 Walker Ave

Please Call




MAPLE RIDGE - 5200 sq.ft. house, 4 bdrms, 3.5 bthrms, 2 car carport, extra parking in yard, games rm with wet bar & sauna. $2000/mo + utils & damage dep. (604)463-7116


MULTI Family moving and garage sale. INDOORS. Saturday Oct. 19, 10:00am to 3:00pm. 1009 Howay Street, New Westminster

CRESCENT Plumbing & Heating Licensed Residential 24hr. Service

Certified, Insured & Bonded


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

GERMAN SHEPHERD Pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines. 604-856-8161.


mikes hauling 604-516-9237

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


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

Above oven Kenmore Microwave (black) fan as well. , Beaumark dishwasher (white). All in good working order. We are remodeling and changing colour. North Delta 604-591-9740


100% Heating & Plumbing 24/7



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






ANNOUNCEMENTS: Did you, or someone you know just have a baby? How about a Birthday or Anniversary? Advertise your special occassions with us


560 Brad’s Bin Service 604.220.5865

DISPOSAL BINS By Recycle-it 6 - 50 Yard Bins

Starting from $99.00

Delivery & Pick-Up Included Residential & Commercial Service • Green Waste • Construction Debris • Renovations • House Clean Outs



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

604.220.JUNK(5865) Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988



DISCONNECTED PHONE? National Teleconnect Home Phone Service. No One Refused! Low Monthly Rate! Calling Features and Unlimited Long Distance Available. Call National Teleconnect Today! 1-866-443-4408. STEEL BUILDINGS/ METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 STEEL BUILDING - THE GREAT SUPER SALE! 20X20 $4,070. 25X26 $4,879. 30X32 $6,695. 32X40 $8,374. 35X38 $9,540. 40X50 $12,900. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS PIANO. Music teacher has Yamaha Piano for sale. $1550. Please call 604-585-6880 for appt to view.


PORT COQ bright furn room in lrg 2 bdrm gr/lvl ste, air cond, full bath, nr amens, $450 incl utils/cbl/net. Avail now. Ns/np. Refs. 604-807-9612




COQUITLAM Como Lake/Blue Mtn. 3 Bdrms +den upper, $1550 +half utils. Photos avail 604-319-4591.



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




BURNABY, Edmund Stn. 1 Bdrm bsmt suite. $700/mo. N/S, cat ok. Avail now. (604)936-2257 Coquitlam Harbour Chimes 1 bdrm brand new, incl heat/alarm, granite counters, NP, $900, 604-788-1275 Metrotown- like new 1 bedroom suite, big kitchen, sundeck, NS/NP, $750/m 604.433.7604 PORT COQUITLAM New 2bdr suite W/D. NS/NP. Avail now, $1100/mo. 604-761-5756 or 604-945-8165




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

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

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

Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-521-2688

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Difficulty Making Payments? No Equity? Penalty? Expired Listing? We Buy Homes! No Fees! No Risk! / 604-786-4663

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

604-812-9721 Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231


Sell your Car!



ABC TREE MEN Pruning, Shaping, Tree Removal & Stump Grinding. 604-521-7594 604-817-8899

TREE & STUMP removal done RIGHT! • Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates


Canuck Roofing All Roof Repairs Any job big or small. Free Est. *WCB *Insured *BBB 778-772-1969

#301-214-11th St. $225,900. 1bdr+1bath , 720sq ft private. Pay only $945/mo. with $11,000 down. Call David Evans @ 604-328-8250 Re/Max


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


Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402








BOUVIER PUPS, home raised, loyal & loving. var. colors $900. Call 250-494-4092.

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

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

#1 BULLDOG DISPOSAL CO. Res/Comm. No Job too Small. Free Est. Call Tony 604-834-2597

CHIHUAHUAS, tiny tea cups, ready to go now, 3 males. $700. Call 604794-7347



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


The Scrapper

Call (604) 931-2670


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

MAPLE RIDGE, 2bdrm, 2 baths. 5 yr old. Avail Nov 1. $1150/mo. N/S. Small pet ok. (604)468-1449 NEW WEST. 1150 Quayside Dr. Avail Nov 16. 2/bdrms, new carpet, new paint. River view. 1 minute walk to river walk. N/S. Small pet. $1100/mo. 604-306-9710.


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


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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! ONLINE AD: Local reach — until you cancel it!

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Galloway’s F I N E F O O D S P E C I A LT I E S

Blanched Almond Flour $ 99




Coconut Flour Organic $ 49


Cashews Whole Raw $ 99 $1.32/100g




Walnut Halves & Pcs California














3 49


Pecan Halves Fancy $ 99




Cashews Large White Pcs Raw
















Seedless U.S.
















2 99



For Baking


3 29


Glace Orange Peel $ 59 $0.77/100g



Diced Citron Peel $ 49 $0.77/100g


Sundried Orange Peel Granulated

2 69


100g pkt

Minced Meat No Suet $0.66/100g

2 99



Ginger Crystalized Slices Hot

Soft & Moist



Jamaican Rum

Cranberries Dried $0.66/100g

2 89


Dried Blueberries $ 99 $1.76/100g


No Peel



Supreme Quality, Turkish


2 59


Delux Fruitcake Mix

Seedless Raisins Sultana


Pitted Dried Sour/Tart Cherries California



Glace Cherries Red

Dates Pitted For Baking



Pitted Prunes Jumbo

Walnuts in Shell $0.77/100g


Dark Thompson Raisins

California Almonds In Shell

Orange, lemon & citron


Apricots Sundried

/800g pkt

Sliced Almonds Natural or Blanched Sliced & Slivered $ 99


Mixed Cut Peel




3 59


Buram Turkish Honey No. 2 Amber With or Without Comb

10 99


1 kg glas jar

Blackstrap Molasses Organic

4 99


1 kg glas jar

Organic Virgin Coconut Sri Lankan

7 99


500 ml glas jar

Sundried Tomatoes Italian

2 49


1/2 lb pkt

Sale starts Wednesday, October 23th, ends Thursday, October 31st



Tel. 604.526.7525 Fax. 604.526.7523 Check our website: Like us on Facebook: Reviews on Yelp:

STORE HOURS: Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 5:30pm • Friday 9:00am - 9:00pm • Saturday 9:00am - 5:30pm • Sunday 12noon - 4:00pm • Stat Holidays - Closed

October 23, 2013  

Section N of the October 23, 2013 edition of the Burnaby NewsLeader