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respondents to government consultation on B.C.’s liquor laws are saying selling booze in grocery stores is worth a look, says the MLA in charge. See Page A11

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Gavin Wishart takes in the view from the living room window of his float home in Queensborough. He says living on the water “is like heaven” after he moved eight years ago from a high-rise condo in Yaletown.

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Gavin Wishart loved the hustle and bustle of living in a Yaletown condo. But when he realized he couldn’t visit a friend on another floor in the same building without traveling all the way downstairs then getting buzzed in through the front door, his downtown lifestyle began feeling more like a high-rise prison. So eight years ago he moved to a float home in Queensborough. “I liked being downtown, but

this is like heaven,” says Wishart, who’s retired from his career in architecture and construction management. Wishart says a move by the city to amend its community plan for Queensborough to curtail any more float homes along the foreshore flies in the face of creating environmentally friendly, inviting communities. That’s what Wishart says he discovered when he and his wife fled the concrete jungle. Their first float home in an

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enclave of about a half dozen homes and boats was only 800 square feet, but they since moved to a larger 1,800-square-foot residence that Wishart is currently renovating. On a sunny fall afternoon the views are stunning, up the Annacis Channel, past the skyline of condo towers along New Westminster’s waterfront to the Golden Ears Mountains. A swan swoops in for a clumsy landing. A lone kayaker paddles by, one of Wishart’s neighbours enjoying the warm weather.

“It’s idyllic,” says Wishart, who regularly sees eagles, seals, a beaver that maintains a lodge on shore nearby and the occasional fish leaping from the water. “We live in harmony with our environment.” Even the regular midnight passage of a tug pulling a giant log barge Wishart has dubbed “the leviathan” doesn’t diminish the spell. In fact, personal watercraft cause more waves to rock him from his reverie.

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An online petition urging the Competition Bureau to reconsider its decision requiring Sobeys to sell its Thrifty Foods grocery store in Sapperton has surpassed 750 signatures. The petition was started by Sapperton resident Janice Wormald-Twiss after the federal regulator ordered the Halifaxbased company to divest the two-year-old store and 22 others in Western Canada, as part of its $5.6-billion acquisition of Safeway. “All grocery stores are not equal,” reads the petition, which is addressed to John Pecman, the Competition Bureau’s Commissioner, as well as the vice president of communications and corporate affairs at Sobeys, Andrew Walker. “Thrifty’s provides products and services to local residents and workers that no other business in the area offers. They care about who they do business with and supply local, sustainable products.” COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAMS Single TheVision petition $ Lenses with Frames 3995 suggests Sobeys Bifocal Vision $ Lenses with 69to95 should beFrames required Progressive Vision $ sell one of its Safeway Lenses with Frames 9995 *some restrictions apply stores instead.

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There are three in New Westminster and another at nearby Lougheed Town Centre. “Thrifty Foods is a home-grown, communityminded business that has become a mainstay in our neighbourhood,” says the petition, a sentiment echoed by Catherine Cartwright, the president of the McBride Sapperton Residents Association. “They’re good community citizens. They want to be a good addition to a neighbourhood,” says Cartwright. Comments left on the petition by supporters express their attachment to

the store. “I am so angered that it is being closed,” says Deborah Beattie. “Thrifty’s has everything this neighbourhood needs.” “I will be more than furious if Thrifty Foods is gone,” says Gloria Worthing. “It is one of the reasons I recently located to this city.” “Keeping the Thrifty’s open instead would preserve diversity in local food retail,” says Christine Rowlands. “Please reconsider this decision because we love our Thrifty’s!” In its position statement about the transaction, the Competition Bureau says it interviews participants in concentrated markets

“to assess the competitive landscape and the potential effects of the proposed transaction.” It also says it consulted industry experts and associations, suppliers, competitors and even customers. It also visited sites “to analyze local competitive dynamics.” “The stores must be sold to a viable competitor, who is independent from Sobeys and is committed to carrying on business as a grocery store,” says Phil Norris of the Competition Bureau. Any sale must then be approved by the MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER FILE Commissioner of Sobeys has been ordered to sell several grocery stores across Canada as part of its acquisition of Competition. Safeway, including the Thrifty Foods store in Sapperton. twitter.com/newsleaderfotog

CITYPAGE WE WANT YOUR PUMPKINS! The City would like to remind residents to compost pumpkins in Cleaner Greener bins or multi-family food scraps bins. Thank you and hope you had a safe and happy Halloween!

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OPEN HOUSE: THE GREAT QUEENSBOROUGH INTERSECTION DEBATE —Roundabout or Traffic Signal? The City is currently making upgrades to the full length of Ewen Avenue. These upgrades will make Ewen a more safe and attractive street for walking, biking and driving. As part of these upgrades, the City is redesigning the intersection of Howes Street and Ewen Avenue. There are two design options for this intersection: a roundabout or a traffic signal. The designs for the new intersection seek to balance traffic management, road use safety and creation of an attractive entrance to the community at Ewen and Howes. We are inviting the community to attend this open house and provide feedback.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 2:30 pm Wednesday, November 13, 2013: 7:30 pm at New Westminster Public Library, 716 6th Avenue The New Westminster Public Library takes an armchair trip to Tuscany in November, when Glenn Marcus shows the photographs of his travels through the countryside and towns of this romantic area of Italy. The travel shows are co-sponsored by the University Women’s Club of New Westminster and the Library, and are held in the Library’s auditorium. The Library is wheelchair accessible.

CRAFT SALE & TEA Saturday, November 2, 2013 10:30 am - 2:00 pm at Century House, 620 Eighth Street Lots of crafts and gift ideas as well as afternoon tea, pottery, bake sale, books, jewelry, raffles, painting, white elephant and variety crafts. Cash only. Everyone welcome! Donations! Donations! Donations! In order to make this event a success, we need your help! We would appreciate any donations you may have in the way of jewellery, kitchenware, china, books, plants, records, CDs, DVDs and other knick knacks. We are unable to receive clothes, linens or furniture as our White Elephant area is limited. Donations will be accepted at Century House from Saturday, October 26 to Friday, November 1 at 12:00 noon. For more information, call Century House at 604-519-1066.

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But the float home lifestyle isn’t for everyone, he’s quick to add. There’s no storage, and the close proximity of his neighbours means everyone knows what everyone else is up to. And, Wishart says, float home dwellers always have to keep one ear cocked to what their abode might be telling them, whether it’s the subtle sound of water lapping into a leak in the hull or the rising winds signaling an approaching storm that might make for a rocky evening. Wishart says float home residents’ pride of ownership extends to the shore to which their moorage is attached. The gangway is flanked on one side by flowers and shrubs. Patio furniture sits on a welltrimmed patch of lawn.

Walking from South Dyke Road to the dock is like decompressing, says Wishart. Though most float home owners don’t have property, they still pay property tax. They also pay moorage fees. And since it’s ultimately Port Metro Vancouver that controls the foreshore, float home residents could easily be set adrift should the federal government decide it has a better use for the waterfront. That’s something municipalities looking to restrict float home development might want to keep in mind, cautions Wishart. “They can do what they want,” says Wishart. “But if they got rid of float homes, they could move in barges.”

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New Westminster council isn’t cancelling Christmas, but it is cancelling any involvement the Hyack Festival Association will have in organizing this year’s seasonal festivities. Future events like the Hyack Festival and the International Hyack Parade could also be in jeopardy. That’s one of the consequences of decisions made by council as it finally waded into the imbroglio between feuding factions trying to wrest control of Hyack and the almost $200,000 in grants

it receives from the mean the city has no city each year to stage idea who on Hyack it events like the Hyack should be dealing with. gavin palmer Festival week and the What we deliver, we continue So the city, along with Christmas Parade of sponsors and partners to do that as we always have been. Lights. like the Downtown On Monday, council Business Improvement said enough was enough. were followed as the Association and Tourism It’s requested that Hyack opposing factions called New Westminster will turn over all financial meetings, then cancelled take control of organizing records from the past 12 them, then went ahead with some sort of Christmas months which will then them and ultimately fired “celebrations” in the be turned over to an and appointed members to downtown neighbourhood independent auditor. the board. in December. The city will also request Until Hyack’s affairs “They (Hyack) can’t the registrar of the BC are sorted out, the city put on a parade without Society Act to conduct is also suspending any us,” said Harper, adding an investigation of the future funding to the he couldn’t say whether Hyack Association board organization. there’s enough time to still and society to determine Coun. Bill Harper said organize a parade for this whether proper procedures Hyack’s internal conflicts Christmas. “We’re really

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by January, when the city allocates grant money to various associations and societies, it could put more events at risk. “Next year we’ll have to play by ear,” said Harper. “We’ll have to make that decision as things play out.” While Palmer concedes Hyack has “a governance issue that has to be dealt with,” he said the association is putting the final touches to its grant application for the coming year and planning for community events continues. Please see HyaCk, a4

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is proceeding normally to the Black Knight in the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail who continues to fight to defend a bridge even as his limbs are lopped off one by one. “Hyack has had its limbs removed,� said Unger, who resigned from Hyack’s board on Oct. 22 after an attempt by him and four other board members to remove Palmer, treasurer Gloria Munro and vice president Alan Wardle was

intercepted by Palmer. Unger said the damage done to Hyack by the in-fighting may be irreparable. But “it’s the right time� for the city to step into the fray. Harper said the conflict amongst Hyack board members has put a “black mark on the city,� but “once the events are put on as they normally are, I don’t think the citizens care who’s putting them on, as long as they’re being put on.�

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With the City of New Westminster now organizing Christmas festivities in the Downtown after suspending funding to the Hyack Association on Monday, the executive director of the Downtown Business Improvement Association says the time may be right to move away from a parade. Kendra Johnston said while putting a parade together by early December is “definitely doable, it would be a challenge.” As part of its plan to sort out the mess on the Hyack board of directors that has embroiled the organization since the summer, city council requested Hyack turn over its list of sponsors and partners that help it put on the annual Christmas Parade of Lights on Columbia Street so the city can work with them directly. The Downtown BIA is one of those partners. Mayor Wayne Wright said it will work with “other organizations and sponsors to ensure the parade goes ahead.” But Coun. Bill Harper said while the city is committed to

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The Christmas parade on Columbia Street adds festivity to the Downtown, but does little to help local merchants, says the BIA’s Kendra Johnston.

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Plenty of damage The ongoing Senate scandal has certainly done its share of damage — to the prime minister, the Conservative Party, the institution of the Senate and politicians in general. The Senate is certainly at its low point. It has never been popular with Canadians, being seen as a repository for bagmen, party hacks and failed politicians. While a few individual senators have done important and significant work, as a whole the institution does little of lasting importance. Now it has clearly been shown that many senators have had their hands in the cookie jar. Even when they get caught, the Senate and indeed the prime minister do little or nothing to change the culture of entitlement, which is widespread through the federal government. It isn’t just politicians who feel they are entitled to benefits that most other Canadians don’t get. Public servants have clauses in their contracts relating to sick leave, indexed pensions, severance and extended health care that most others can only dream of. The prime minister first took office in 2006 on a pledge to reform the Senate. It is now clear he has no idea of how to do so. A court decision in Quebec has basically ruled all his reform ideas cannot be implemented, and the court decision implies that the Senate will never be abolished,  unless most provinces agree. Even if, in the court of public opinion, Stephen Harper is cleared of direct knowledge of  off-the-books payments to senators, the public won’t soon forget that he appointed these three senators, and that he campaigned vigorously on Senate reform. As for the Conservative Party, in the next election its fortunes are totally tied to Harper. If he falters, so does the party.  It has no plan B. —Langley Times/Black Press

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A glimpse of sun under an umbrella I hate to be a downer, but we live in a society full of jerks. You don’t have to look far to see examples of terrible behaviour all around us – bikes stolen from yards, animals abused and neglected, con-artists scamming seniors or faking cancer to reap financial benefits. It can be enough to make you want to run off into the woods and live like a hermit, free from the strain of having to deal with other people. Nowhere is humankind’s tendency towards all things awful more apparent than on our Lower Mainland roads. As a commuter, not a day goes by that I don’t see at least one act of blatant disregard for others on my way to or from work – tailgating, intentionally cutting another motorist off, not allowing someone to merge when the rules call for it, the list goes on and on. In this age of cellphone cameras in every purse or pocket, there have even been some welldocumented – and cringe-worthy – cases of road rage that have escalated to full-on fisticuffs in recent months. Where does all this callousness

Melissa Smalley and insensitivity come from? While it’s understandable that on occasion everyone has a bad day, and may unwillingly take it out on an innocent stranger, some people are just legitimate buttheads, going about their daily lives without consideration for those around them. When such charming behaviour is directed at me, I’m often overcome with anger and frustration, itching to retaliate in whatever satisfying, albeit immature, way I can. I never do. Partly because I really hate confrontation, but also because by the time I think of a suitable form of revenge, the moment has long past. And even though I refrain from striking back, I will admit that I’m someone who has a hard time letting go of such experiences. I can still recite with alarming accuracy every angry email I’ve ever received – and in this line of

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business, you get more than one or two. While I realize it’s unhealthy to hang on to negative feelings stemming from unpleasant encounters, I do have a secret weapon to ease my anger. It’s an umbrella. While umbrellas aren’t usually associated with thoughts of happier times, this particular bumbershoot – large and stylish, with a comfortable grip and easy-open button – brings me a sense of contentment every time I reach for it. It was just over two years ago that it came into my life. My husband and I were headed downtown for a concert. Having stepped off the SkyTrain near Rogers Arena, we started heading for a local pub to grab a bite to eat, when suddenly, it started raining. Two middle-aged, well-dressed men – perhaps on their way home after a few after-work beverages – stopped us on the sidewalk, handing my husband the umbrella. “Here,” one of the men said. “You’ll want to keep your lady dry.” And off they went.

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We stood there in the rain, shocked by what had just happened. It was an unexpected act of kindness that my husband and I had never really experienced in this city, and one that we still recall fondly. The memory of that evening brightens my spirit every time I reach for that umbrella on an otherwise miserable, rainy day, and I’m reminded that not everyone out there is mean and inconsiderate. It’s always nice to try and focus on the positive instead of the negative. Working in the news industry, that can be a difficult task, as more often than not, stories we encounter tend to lean towards the darker side of humanity. But if you look hard enough, you just might be able to find reasons to have faith in humanity after all, and motivation to turn the other cheek the next time someone cuts in line or flips you the bird. After all, we’ve got enough jerks on this planet already. Melissa Smalley is a reporter at the Peace Arch News.

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COMMENT Let’s show some New West spirit Qayqayt Elementary school is finally being built, but due to unfortunate circumstances the school will not have a playground. Imagine: an elementary school without a playground. A motivated group has taken the initiative to apply to the Aviva fund. This fund is a cross-Canada competition—and as of this week, Qayqayt was in ninth place in its category. In other words, they actually have a chance to win. To get to the final round they need votes. Every year, around this time, I get sent requests to “please vote for us” from many different groups who have applied. All are worthy causes but the one thing I have noticed is that the applications that win are the ones where the community rallies around and supports it. After our devastating fire on Columbia Street, I have watched in amazement as our community immediately stepped up with its show of support.   And after years of hearing only negative things about the building of the new schools, here is an opportunity to direct all that energy towards something positive. If the community can rally around Qayqayt and vote daily, there’s a really good chance they will get their playground. Why? Because New Westminster is a community that cares. To vote, please visit: www. vote4robson.com Let’s build those kids a playground! Deanna Tan Francoeur New Westminster

NOT GOOD MONEY MANAGERS City Hall is excited about 50 people attending a meeting regarding the pedestrian bridge to Queensborough. This is just another of those vanity ideas in which a few people persuade council that it is worthy of millions of taxpayer dollars. The proposed bridge serves no practical purpose except for a few seasonal walkers and bikers. It will attract youth gangs and vandals and eventually be

locked down to protect itself. It is to cross a commercial waterway with its need to give right-of-way to commercial traffic such as the log rafts which use it every day at various hours. The $7 million would house a number of homeless, build school playgrounds, help the school board maintain its services and employees, counsel problem gamblers and other addicts, buy Royal Columbian Hospital more MRI machines, etc. The priority list is endless ahead of this unworthy project.  Fifty supporters does not constitute taxpayers’ support. Remember in the summer of 2012, when over 2,000 property owners petitioned for a referendum regarding the proposal to borrow $59 million mostly to finance the as-yet unleased office building? They were denied the right to vote on the project which is a serious drain on the taxpayer and should be resolved before another vanity project wastes more scarce city money. The city should not fall into the trap so many winners of gambling and lotteries do. That is to waste the lucky proceeds. Taxpayers elect councillors and hire administrators to spend all money wisely. Recent projects such as the Westminster Pier Park, the Merchant Square office tower above Anvil Centre, and the new Moody Park Pool are clear indications of poor financial management. All taxpayer money and windfalls need careful management. The proposed pedestrian bridge is not good financial management.  Ed Linstead New Westminster

SORT IT OUT FIRST Trying to follow the goings on with the Hyack Festival Association’s governance issues has been difficult, to say the least. The latest story (Hyack ‘not in good standing’ with city, NewsLeader, Oct. 25) seems to have taken it to a new level. It just gets worse. How Coun. Betty McIntosh can say that the situation is “not

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SOLD a fiasco” is beyond belief! Yes. It. Is. As a taxpayer I suggest city council strongly reconsider contributing any of my money to Hyack until they get their house in order. Shawn House New Westminster

TIME TO OPEN THE FIELD Considering some of the articles that have been written in the NewsLeader lately such as “Metro Vancouver politicians get pay raise,” isn’t it time we get around to altering the municipal political system considering what is at stake? Isn’t it time to allow political canvassing in multiple unit dwellings such as apartment buildings and condominiums during civic election time?  It’s my understanding that currently 60 per cent of New West residents are renters and that another 15 per cent are condo owners. How is it then that local politicians and their supporters are limited to delivering leaflets and pamphlets to single unit homes, but are forbidden to campaign or deliver these items inside of multi-unit dwellings? Is it just a New West bylaw? Oh sure we get all get packages from groups like Vision or Voice who want to push forth their agenda, but we don’t permit independent mayoral, councillors, or school board campaigners inside multiunit dwellings or allow them to distribute information to potential voters. It seems to me the current system we have is essentially an elitist one. Scott White New Westminster

IMMEDIATE CONCERNS Re: Sobeys ordered to sell Sapperton Thrifty’s That kinda sucks. This will surely mean it wont be open 24/7 anymore. I enjoy being able to buy pop tarts at 3 a.m. :-( Justin Wilcomes —online comment newwestnewsleader.com

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The 35-year-old woman was Vehicle Act for driving without taken to hospital with broken due care and attention, Buis legs and ribs, injuries that were said. considered non-life-threatening, He faces a fine and points on Buis said Wednesday. his licence. After spending about two “Based on the evidence before weeks in hospital, she was us at the time of the collision, released and sent home there was enough to recover from her evidence to charge under leg injuries. Some time the Motor Vehicle Act,” afterwards, she returned he said. to hospital due to a “That’s not to say it medical emergency and can’t be reviewed by was pronounced dead someone, such as Crown BUIS Oct. 27, he said. counsel, if more evidence Burnaby RCMP will comes forward, or if be assisting the B.C. Coroner’s someone determines that was office which will be investigating not sufficient.” to determine the exact cause of That will depend partly on death. Buis said police will not the findings of the coroner’s be releasing the woman’s name. investigation, he said. As for the pickup driver, a There was no indication that man in his 20s, he was served drugs or alcohol were involved. twitter.com/wandachow with a ticket under the Motor

Get-fit fire fundraiser Sunday Fit on 6th is holding a “The award is a six-hour fitness marathon real testament to on Sunday to raise funds our leadership and for some of its neighbours commitment to driving burnt out in the Downtown sustainable change within fire Oct. 10. our company,” said Steven The marathon, which Sage, the vice president begins at 8 a.m. will offer of sustainability and six hour-long sessions in innovation at Kruger. different disciplines such New design shop as cardio kickboxing, opens on 12th martial arts, skipping, boot A new shop on 12th camp, cardio and interval Street is promising a onestrength. stop solution to any home Cost is $20 for one or business renovation session, $30 for two or $50 project. for unlimited sessions, or Design With Confidence as long as you can survive. recently opened at 950 Pledge forms are also 12th Street. Owners Aris available to raise additional Noble and Michelle funds. Bernier use computers to All proceeds will go to NEWSLEADER FILE help homeowners and even businesses trying to rebuild Fit on 6th is hosting a fitness fundraiser on Sunday shopkeepers design their from the fire. to aid victims of the Columbia Street fire Oct. 10. Fit on 6th is located at Many New West businesses have stepped forward to space or plan their reno project. 49 Sixth St. raise funds to help the cause. They’ll also travel to emissions, energy consumption, For more information, clients’ homes or businesses to water use and solid waste or to preregister, call 604-551take measurements and prepare by 15 per cent by 2015, was 1084 or email missfit40@shaw. a budget. awarded the 2013 Greening of ca. Noble’s background is in the Supply Chain award from Kruger’s green window coverings, while Bernier the Canadian Association of efforts lauded took to the design business Importers and Exporters. Kruger Products, which after a career in accounting. The company won the award makes paper products like That means she’ll pay particular for its initiatives to install tissue and toilet paper at mills attention to the bottom line. new equipment to improve across North America including its sustainable performance, Once the design has been one in New Westminster, has settled, the project planned, reducing transportation been recognized for its efforts Noble and Bernier will then inefficiencies, and updating to green its supply chain and be able to tap into their supply its policies towards suppliers. reduce its carbon footprint. network for anything from In 2011 it also achieved The company, which custom blinds to flooring to certification from the Forest has set targets to reduce its upholstery, as well as subtrades Stewardship Council that packaging by five per cent and for installations and labour. ensured its environmental to manufacture all its products For more information go to accountability all along the with sustainably harvested or www.designwithconfidence.ca. manufacturing and delivery newsroom@newwestnewsleader.com recycled fibre, as well as reduce process.


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The B.C. government’s liquor policy review has heard a ‘loud and clear’ message that people want the convenience of buying alcoholic beverages in grocery stores, says the MLA in charge of the review. With a three-month consultation period ending Oct. 31, Richmond Steveston MLA John Yap said Tuesday that about 80 per cent of respondents want the extra convenience that is routine in U.S. grocery stores. But Yap is proposing a less convenient model, a “store within a store” that would have separate space and staff for alcohol purchases. He said the number of outlets could be restricted to the current level, with some existing private or public liquor stores moved into grocery stores.

representing pubs, bars and private liquor stores in B.C., isn’t happy with the idea. ABLE BC executive director Ian Baillie said the province

already has more than 1,400 government and private liquor stores. “The government also needs to consider what the impact of allowing large

grocery chains to sell liquor will be on the thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of income that are provided by the current system,” Baillie said.

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spirits are already sold in rural grocery stores. He was critical of the U.S. model, saying it could lead to increased health and safety issues from increased consumption, as well as law enforcement problems. B.C.’s medical health officers have called for a freeze or reduction to the number of private retailers, a $3 minimum price for

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A12 NewsLeader Friday, November 1, 2013

Ready for winter? Tom Fletcher Black Press

Some “all season” tires are good enough for winter roads in B.C., but not all of them. That’s one reason why Transportation Minister Todd Stone has added the topic of tires to a provincial review of highway

Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone uses a dime to show how to measure the tread depth of a winter tire on his own vehicle during a press conference in Kamloops on Tuesday. Dave eagles KamlooPs This WeeK

FROM VAGABOND TO POWER SMART NEW HOME OWNER. ROB MICKELBERRY’S JOURNEY TO THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY After nearly a year travelling on a “rock star” bus from one end of North America to another, Rob Mickelberry, his wife and three children were ready to re-establish permanent roots back home in Victoria. “We bought a property while we were on the road,” says Rob, “then lived in the old house while we sub-divided the lot and built a new home that would be ours.” Because Rob wanted the home – completed in May 2013 – “for the long haul,” he was determined it would not cost a fortune to run.

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By calling in certified energy advisors City Green Solutions early in the design process, Rob was able to build-in a number of refinements – including an air source heat pump, triple glazing, a heat recovery ventilation system and extra insulation – that resulted in the home achieving a remarkable EnerGuide 88 rating from Natural Resources Canada. That makes it, says Mike Young of City Green, “approximately 59 per cent more energy efficient than if this home had been built to BC Building Code standards.” It will also save Rob an estimated $1,500 to $1,800 a year on his energy bills. Icing on the cake: the high EnerGuide rating also qualified Rob for $2,000 in incentives from the BC Hydro Power Smart New Home Program, and he’s eligible for the ENERGY STAR® Package incentive of $150 per home for installing qualified energy-efficient lighting and appliances. To find out more about buying or building a Power Smart new home, please visit bchydro.com/pshome.

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safety that includes speed limits. “It’s been almost 40 years since the current definition of a winter tire was actually changed, and tire technology has advanced dramatically, particularly over the last five to 10 years,” Stone said Tuesday. With the popularity of all-season tires and all-wheel-drive vehicles, Stone said there is some confusion about what is acceptable for requirements that took effect Oct. 1 on routes that have winter conditions. Those routes have signs advising drivers to use winter tires or carry chains, and police may turn drivers away if they are not properly equipped. True winter tires have a symbol of a mountain and snowflake on the sidewall. All-season tires with the “M+S” mark to indicate traction in mud

and snow are also permissible, but all tires must have a minimum tread depth of 3.5 mm. A quick test can be done using a dime. Point Her Majesty’s head downward and insert the dime in the tire tread. If the top of the head remains visible, the tire is too worn to qualify for winter conditions. Drivers have a choice of investing in new tires or buying a set of chains. The transportation ministry has a website at www.th.gov.bc.ca/ SeasonalDriving/ winter_chains.html that includes maps of routes affected by winter restrictions, and tips on how to use tire chains. Stone said that with 60 per cent of B.C. residents living in areas where winter conditions are not common, he is not considering making winter tires mandatory for all vehicles.


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The full-size truck market is big business for automakers and a big deal for the businesses and people who depend on them. For almost five decades the Ford F-150 has been the best selling truck, with little chance they will lose that crown in the near future. What has been happening, over the last few years, is a strong shift from General Motors to RAM in terms of establishing the second best selling truck brand. The rise in RAM popularity can be traced back to a few key changes over the last several years, from muscular styling to class-leading interiors, a refined ride, plus engine and transmission advancements. I drove the 2014 RAM model range recently, on a beautiful fall day, just outside of Toronto. The “RAM Roundup” was a great opportunity to get my hands on these new trucks well before they arrive at BC dealerships. Looks A big part of the RAM brand success has been built on the sturdy and macho exterior styling. Front and centre is a grille that was enlarged, but better integrated, for the 2013 model year. Depending on the trim the grille finish can be chrome, painted or with a different insert. This feature is one RAM owners love so, in this case, larger

is better. Behind the grille are “active shutters” that close at higher speeds to help send the wind around the vehicle to improve aerodynamic efficiency. The same idea was also behind the longer side step, which helps reduce buffeting down the side of the trucks. One option that I find fascinating, and would seriously consider, is the $1500 air suspension that can be lowered for easier entry into the RAM or loading into the bed. Plus this system automatically lowers over 100km/h to also reduce aerodynamic drag. At lower speeds and for off-road duties, the air suspension can be raised for better ground clearance. Having had a chance to drive several RAM trucks with this feature I notice the already smooth ride is even better and the cabin is further insulated from vibration. Inside In the past trucks were typically used for work. Today, trucks have grown in popularity because they can be rugged on a work site and luxurious for all occupants. Having driven the Ford and new GM trucks recently, I can easily say that RAM still has the lead in interior design and finish with the Chevrolet and GMC right behind. (Ford is looking dated but look for an all-new F-150 in 2015). The centre console can be equipped with an 8.3-inch Uconnect communications and entertainment screen. In addition, there is a large

7-inch screen behind the steering wheel for fully customizable instant information readouts. The dash and seats can be trimmed in leather typically found in luxury cars not long ago.

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What women want when car shopping Drives-U -Crazy Non-signallers. I want to scream when I am stuck behind a car that fails to signal an intent to turn left until the traffic light turns green. It has to be one of the most inconsiderate acts, especially in congested areas. It’s also an offence, which carries a $121 fine and two-point penalty. Considerate drivers would realize their error and drive on. Ha! They don’t exist. What drives-u-crazy? kmorgan@blackpress.ca

Maureen McCall looks up the specs on various vehicles at the Vancouver International Auto Show. ALEXANDRA STRAUB PHOTO

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Women are a huge driving force (pardon the pun) in the car-buying world. Studies show that around 60 per cent of new vehicles purchases are made by women. Further to that,

matriarchs heavily influence decisions on car buying within the family, too – perhaps as much as 85 percent of all purchases. While many hubbies would love a hot, little sports car, perhaps it’s not always ideal for, you know, life. Buying a vehicle is considered to be the second biggest purchase someone can make. The first is your home. So when someone says it’s not that big of a deal, it kind of is. Not only is it a long-term decision, but a financially significant one as well. It can also bring up many emotions: excitement, stress, anxiety and more. Leading up to the 2013

Vancouver International Auto Show, I had the privilege of assisting six women with their new car purchases. They gave me a budget and a list of “needs and wants” and then we went to the drawing board. The experience opened my eyes to a few things. Though each of the women was looking for something different from each other, there were common threads that presented themselves. Here are a few of the top things I observed:

temptations to get a few extra bells and whistles, and if you can work it into your bottom line, that’s ideal. But the navigation package or premium sound system wasn’t a must-have.

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Price

Additional warranties were paramount. For those not leasing and swapping vehicles every four years, having the extra bit of protection from wear and tear was something they wanted to accommodate in their budgets, especially those who drive frequently.

Budgets are very important to everyone. And sticking to it was even more important for the women I worked with. Yes, there are always

Looks are great but it is the safety features women are after. There’s a lot of technology out there. Some-

Safety

times it is even overwhelming. But things like airbags, ABS, traction control and even backup cameras (for the larger vehicles) were high on the priority list. Interior capacity/hatch Cargo volume is subjective in the sense that not everyone needs as much as the other. But when it was in the top three of “needs” sometimes thinking outside of the box was necessary. Sacrificing looks for functionality, again, is something that often happens. But with designs of vehicles these days, it is getting easier to have your cake and eat it too.

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plays a huge role in having that brand new vehicle sparkling on your driveway. In fact, you can’t really avoid it unless you’re buying through a private sale. There’s still a stigma associated with car salespeople. Some say that as a woman, walking into a dealership has an automatic disadvantage. That’s changing. Most dealerships have female sales staff on the floor in case you’re more comfortable in that environment. No matter how good the product, if there’s discomfort or pressure in the buying process, it can sour the sale. If that’s the case, there are

Mean Mower cuts grass cut at high speed Honda’s ‘Mean Mower’ is set for a special appearance next week in front of 60,000 trade visitors at the world’s premier automotive speciality trade show, SEMA in Las Vegas. The 1000cc, 109hp lawn tractor will appear on Honda’s stand within the Las Vegas Convention Centre alongside the 2014 Civic coupe, which makes its world debut at the show, as well as an array of personalized Honda cars and motorcycles. Commissioned by Honda (UK) and built by its British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) partner, Team Dynamics, Mean Mower is set-up and geared to

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Every effort has been made to retain as much of the look of the original mower as possible. The cutter deck was custom-made in fibre-glass, to reduce weight, while, in a stroke of pure genius, the grass bag provides a happy home for the fuel tank, a high capacity oil cooler and a secondary water cooling radiator. Mean Mower can also still cut grass, at up to 25 km/h, thanks to two electric motors on the cutter deck, spinning 3 mm steel cutting cable at This speedy Honda mower has a top speed of 215kph. an incredible 4000rpm.

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Cost of major B.C. quake pegged at $75 billion Damage projected from shaking, liquefaction, tsunami, slides and fires Jeff Nagel Black Press

Damage to southwestern B.C. buildings, roads, pipelines and other critical infrastructure could hit $75 billion in a major earthquake, according to a new study. The 345-page report commissioned by the Insurance Bureau of Canada modelled a 9.0-magnitude subduction zone earthquake well off the west coast of Vancouver Island and Washington State. The strongest ground shaking and damage levels would be on the western side of Vancouver Island closest to the epicentre. But the report projects more overall damage in Victoria due to its many older, vulnerable buildings, as well as in the Lower Mainland from moderate shaking because of the sheer number of buildings and infrastructure at risk. The modeling forecasts a high shaking intensity in areas such as Delta, Richmond and Victoria, causing extensive damage to unreinforced masonry buildings, including partial collapse. A large area of Surrey, Burnaby, Coquitlam and Vancouver Island would experience the second-highest level of shaking intensity, significantly damaging poorly built buildings and causing slight to moderate damage to better structures.

The report says lowlands with risky soil types could see significant damage from ground liquefaction, causing buildings to settle, tilt or slide. “Liquefaction damage is expected in Delta, Richmond and portions of Burnaby, Surrey, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge and Abbotsford due to the loose granular sediments, high water table, and long duration ground shaking.” It also cautions ground failure from liquefaction can also have a “great impact” on roads, freeways, bridges and buried pipelines. Some dikes around the Fraser River delta area may also be affected, compromising their ability to prevent flooding if a tsunami wave also arrives at high tide. Most low-rise residential buildings in Richmond are expected to face moderate damage, as well as government buildings around Richmond City Hall, it says. The report predicts

west Richmond could experience substantial tsunami damage. Earthquaketriggered landslides are a high risk along parts of western Vancouver Island, it says. And the findings suggest firefighters in Victoria and Metro Vancouver will battle intense local fires,

possibly spreading from block to block. Those fires may not ignite immediately, but later, as power transmission is restored and electricity is turned back on in damaged areas. IBC president Don Forgeron said Canada is unprepared for such a disaster and said the

bureau is launching a national conversation on how better to prepare. “If a megaearthquake should strike in a densely populated area, insurance alone will not pay for all the damage. Governments and consumers have a role to play.”

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will see it and find a different way of looking at both nature and culture. Maybe they’ll find another way of relating to the world, and pass that on in their lives.” Combining wit, Since 2004, Brinkman poetry and charisma has toured his awardwith the accuracy and winning hip-hop theatre rigour of a scientist, the shows to dozens of New Westminster native cities around the world, takes audiences on a including six critically hip-hop tour of modern acclaimed runs at the biology, with Darwin as Edinburgh Fringe. his inspiration. The Rap Guide won “After taking the him the Scotsman Edinburgh Festival by Fringe First Award storm, and a wildly for Best New Theatre successful run offWriting at the 2009 Broadway, it was time Fringe, and in 2010, to give Baba Brinkman The Rap Guide enjoyed a proper homecoming,” a sold out run offsaid The Cultch Broadway and received executive director rave reviews from Heather Redfern. New York critics and “The Rap Guide audiences. to Evolution offers His rap adaptations something for everyone, are now used in CONTRIBUTED PHOTO hundreds of classrooms, from the science buffs Baba Brinkman has made a career out of taking on complicated subjects, like Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and now, Evolution, and turning them into who will appreciate its bringing a new a kind of performance art. The New Westminster native, and son of former MLA Joyce Murray, is currently staging a show at The Cultch in Vancouver. precision, to the hipgeneration of interest to hop aficionados who recognize dared the disciplinefirst peer-reviewed hip-hop science and literature. its tight rhymes, this piece mashing rapper to “do show. • Baba Brinkman’s The Rap simultaneously stimulates the for Darwin what he “In addition to exploring Guide to Evolution runs now Baba Brinkman heart and the mind.” had done for Chaucer.” My hope for the piece is that it will stimulate Darwinian evolution, I also until Nov. 10 at The Cultch in another evolution, that audiences The genesis of The Rap Guide Brinkman took speak to the evolution of Vancouver, 1895 Venables St. will see it and find a different way stems from a comment by Dr. up the challenge and hip-hop in The Rap Guide, Showtimes at 8 p.m. plus 2 p.m. Mark Pallen, author of The strove for scientific and of looking at both nature and culture. combining two passions of matinees on Nov 2, 3, 9 and Maybe they’ll find another way of relating to Rough Guide to Evolution. historical accuracy mine,” said Brinkman. 10. Tickets at tickets.thecultch. the world, and pass that on in their lives. After seeing a performance by consulting Pallen “My hope for the piece is com, in person or by phone of Brinkman’s popular Rap throughout the creative that it will stimulate another at 604-251-1363. Info: www. Canterbury Tales, Dr. Pallen process, crafting the evolution, that audiences thecultch.com.

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Christmas Tea and Bazaar: When: Saturday, Nov. 2, 12:30 to 3 p.m. Where: Knox Presbyterian Church, 403 East Columbia St., New Westminster.

Post-Redress Panel Discussion: Moderator: Roy Miki, SFU Professor Emeritus in English, leads a discussion on the challenges and possibilities in research on JapaneseCanadians. Panelists include geography professor Audrey Kobayashi of Queen’s University, J e f f M a s u d a , g e o g ra p hy professor of University of Manitoba, Kirsten Emiko McAllister, communications professor, SFU, Mona Oikawa, professor of equity studies at York University and John Price, history professor at the University of Victoria. When:

Saturday, Nov. 2, 3-5 p.m. Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby. Info: 604777-7000 or nikkeiplace.org.

BC Fuchsia & Begonia Society: Meeting featuring a slideshow on the fuchsia gardens of England. Refreshments will be served. When: Monday, Nov. 4, 8 p.m. Where: St Helen’s Catholic Church Gym, 3871 Pandora St., Burnaby. Info: Fran, 604-3913262 or Elsie, 604-299-5438. Supporting Your Child’s Learning: The Burnaby Teachers’ Association hosts a free seminar for parents with practical advice on encouraging student success, and an opportunity for parents and teachers to exchange ideas. When: Monday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m. Where: Schou Education Centre, 4041 Canada Way, Burnaby. Reserve seats: bta5@telus.net or 604-294-8141.

A Market With a Heart: Do some early Christmas shopping while improving the lives of thousands in developing countries. Featuring gift items and treats supporting the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers, Ten Thousand Villages, fair trade and sociallyconscious local organizations. When: Friday, Nov. 8, 4 to 8 p.m. Where: South Burnaby United Church Hall, 7591 Gray Ave. (at Rumble St.), Burnaby. International Guitar Night: The world’s premier touring guitar festival. Each show brings together the most interesting a n d i n n ova t ive a c o u s t i c guitarists to exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting. When: Friday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. Where: Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New Westminster. Tickets: $24 Adult; $16 Student/ Seniors, plus service charges, available at 604-521-5050 or www.masseytheatre.com. Knit2gether: Come and enjoy a couple of hours of knitting, crochet, stitch and chat with likeminded people. We are an informal, friendly group, everyone is welcome - all ages and all skill levels. Bring your yarn, needles, scissors, and supplies and get started. (A limited number of needles and yarn is available for those who want to give it a try). Free. Please bring cookies to share. Tea will be provided. When: Monthly Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 16, Dec. 14. Where: Tommy Douglas Library, 7311 Kingsway, Burnaby.

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 veragj@shaw.ca.

arTs & CulTurE 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. burnabyartgallery.ca.

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.

Uptown Artists’ Drop-In: A group of artists aged 50-plus meet to paint and draw in a comfortable bright environment. The focus of the group is to encourage artists who are experienced or just starting. Limited supplies let beginners try out different options. Donation accepted but optional. When: Every Thursday, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Where: Spruce Room, Century House, 620 Eighth St., New Westminster. Fraternal Order of Eagles: Aerie No. 20 New Westminster hosts a fundraising meat draw, sponsored by Thrifty Foods. Three meat draws per day, 50/50 draw includes dinner and breakfast. When: Fridays, 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 3-5 p.m. Where: Fireside Pub, 421 East Columbia St., New Westminster. Sunday Afternoon Dances for 55+: Live music each week – come join us. When: Sundays, 12:45 – 3:45 p.m. Where: Century House, 620-Eighth St., New Westminster. Admission: $5 members and $6 non-members. Includes refreshments at intermission. Info: 604-519-1066. Heritage Uke Club: Organized by Gord Smithers (Guitarist for Deadcats, Swank, ReBeat Generation & Wichita Trip), learn to play the ukulele, beginners welcome. When: Mondays, 6-8 p.m. Where: Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster. Cost: suggested $5 donation. Info: http://tinyurl. com/6uy9h4h.


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Classic West Coast architecture at Amacon’s RedBrick By Kerry Vital

Outdoor enthusiasts will find a lot to love at Amacon’s RedBrick, located in the growing community of Edmonds in South Burnaby. The Urban Trail is located right outside your door, and there’s a park across the street and others within easy walking distance.

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Among the features included in the one-, two- and threebedroom homes is engineered hardwood flooring in the entry, kitchen, living and dining rooms. You’ll find polished stone countertops and a full-height stone backsplash in the kitchen, complemented by stainless-steel appliances and laminate flatpanel kitchen cabinetry with a modern square-edge profile. The bathrooms are soothing and luxurious, with polished stone slab countertops, oversized polished porcelain tiles and their own laminate cabinetry. The exterior is as beautiful as the interiors, with West Coast architecture that lives up to the

development’s name, expansive windows and balconies, and tons of green space. Residents will have access to an exercise facility, TV lounges and meeting rooms, a party kitchen with a dining area, a games room and a crafts room. There’s also a children’s play area and a barbecue terrace, if you’re in the mood for some outdoor entertaining. You’ll find public art by artists Jacqueline Metz and Nancy Chew right on-site, adding to the beauty of the development. RedBrick is perfectly situated for those who want to leave their cars behind. Commuting to downtown Vancouver will be simple, as the Edmonds SkyTrain station is nearby. You’ll find schools right across the street, as well as shopping and dining opportunities close by. Homes at RedBrick start at $239,900. For more information, check out www.liveatredbrick.com, call 604-527-7955 or visit the presentation centre at 7008 14th Avenue, Burnaby, open daily except Fridays between noon and 5 p.m.

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An eclectic mix of people call Larco Investments’ Morgan Crossing home. Many of them have purchased because of the village lifestyle, with its array of shops, restaurants and amenities right outside your front door.

Finding your perfect home at Morgan Crossing By Kerry Vital

Imagine being able to meet friends for coffee, walk out your door and go grocery shopping or browse the latest fashions, or get in a good workout, all in one spot. You don’t need to imagine that with Larco Investments’ Morgan Crossing, located in the heart of South Surrey. It’s all right there. “There’s just about everything anybody needs here,” says Bryan Woolley of Fingerprint Strategies.

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time buyers and older couples downsizing from their single-family home. “Everyone has their own reasons for wanting to live here,” Woolley says. “The homes are really well-designed.” With spacious floorplans and plenty of amazing features such as engineered flooring, gorgeous countertops and an open-plan layout, buyers will easily find things to love about their new home. Morgan Crossing regularly holds community events, including car shows, fashion shows and outdoor movie nights. Living a car-free lifestyle is a huge draw for buyers at Morgan Crossing. Being able to leave the car behind and accomplish all of your errands on foot not only saves you money on gas, but it also saves you time and keeps your stress levels down. You also may find yourself entertaining at home more because everything you need for the perfect

party is right at your fingertips. Even an impromptu gathering is easy when you can just run downstairs to get what you need from one of the shops. If you do choose to venture out of the village, you’ll find golf courses, schools and leisure and recreation activities close by. Remaining homes start at $269,900 including GST. For more information, visit www.morgancrossing.ca, call 604-582-1336 or visit the presentation centre at #31415850 26th Avenue, open daily except Friday between noon and 5 p.m.

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Character HOME at 1507 Hamilton Street, New Westminster Open House: Saturday 2-4pm Bright and spacious 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2248 square foot, one and a half storey character home on a huge 7516 sf lot on lovely tree lined quiet West End street. This home features fir floors, large kitchen with maple cabinets, spacious rooms and closets, some double windows, 2 bedrooms on the main, 1 bedroom with walk-in closet up and 2 bedrooms and new 3-piece bathroom down. Home has 7 year old roof, updated electrical, large yard and lots of open parking and sits on a 53.5 x 140.5 lot.

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Why pay strata fees on a condo when you can own a house with land and options? Excellent 4 bedroom property available on a quiet street with 2 beds up and 2 down, plus the added benefit of suite potential and nice views of city and river. Resides on great lot, over 5400 sqft frontage and depth (55x98.7) and boasts a lovely big private back yard. House is very solid but needs some TLC and updating! Great location close to all shops, transportation, parks and schools!

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$408,900 Rarely Available rancher with 3rd bedroom loft style home comes complete with many updates & big double car garage. Private end unit is 1 of 3 units with loft. This Sunshine Hills family home is 1478 sq ft boasting a very nice open plan that includes a separate Dining Room. Living Room is bright and sunny & features a cozy gas Fire Place, very spacious layout with 2 beds on main & loft style bedroom up. Eat in kitchen has upgraded counters, plenty of work space, cupboards, new flooring and baseboards. Both baths have been completely renovated, ensuite with separate soaker tub and shower. MLS F1322788

#327 7377 SALISBURY AVE, BURNABY, HIGHGATE

Move-in ready home on large 7867 square feet private level lot. Many updates include new kitchen and baths, granite counters with big island, stainless steel appliances, bright open floor plan with new double windows, new roof, gutters, new skylights, mouldings and baseboards. 3 bedrooms on main and 2 in basement complete with separate kitchen and entry. Huge fenced back yard for the kids and pets to play and new covered sundeck perfect for entertaining. Single car garage, covered carport with massive drive offering loads of room for the RV. Best schools, steps to transit & being in New Westminster you are surrounded by many lovely parks, great shopping & walking distance to all amenities! MLS V1028286

1407 6TH AVE, WEST END, NEW WESTMINSTER

$379,900 Rarely available! Over 1300 sqft 3 bed, 2 bath private garden unit condo steps to the mall! Stirling Place, move quickly for this rare opportunity to own this 3 bedroom, 2 bath garden level patio with 1364 ft of living space. Great floor plan, 10 ft ceilings throughout and feels just like your own townhome! All large rooms with plenty of windows providing the suite with loads of natural light and the huge private patio for the sun lover. Newer Stainless Steel appliances, breakfast bar, gas fireplace and in suite laundry. Secure, Bosa built concrete hi-rise, with exercise room, 2 parking stalls and storage locker. Brilliant location, walking distance to Royal Center Mall transit, shops, banks, Parks & all amenities the Royal City has to offer. Maintenance fees include gas & hot water, no pets or rentals. MLS V1024982

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$224,800 Unique - 2 level condo with vaulted ceilings. Large, south facing deck off living room. Your own outside entrance off lower level. Freshly painted, updated kitchen and bathroom. This Bosa building is well maintained with a pro-active strata and healthy contingency fund. 1 block to Highgate Mall and 2 blocks to Edmonds Skytrain. Recent building updates include: new roof, exterior paint, elevators and pipes. Shared laundry across the hall, hot water, gas, and heat all included in monthly strata fee. A storage locker is included with the unit. Addition lockers and parking spaces can be rented from the strata. MLS V1027969

Huge 8164 sq ft Potentially subdividable view lot with lane way access available in the desirable West End locale of New Westminster. This property offers excellent possibilities to rezone & build 2, 3 level with basement single family dwellings or a large duplex complete with beautiful Southeast Mountain and River views. Why not build your dream home in this Wonderful family neighborhood surrounded by Parks, Schools and steps to all shopping transit, 10 minute walk to skytrain. Value mainly in land but Home is functioning, livable and rentable whilst you determine your objective! MLS V1023786

This bright garden level suite features 9’ ceilings, oversized windows that provide lots of natural Sunlight & comes complete with high end finishing’s! Open plan kitchen, Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, built-in microwave, cozy electric fireplace & lovely laminate flooring throughout! Extra-large patio is perfect for BarbQs & provides convenient secondary access like your own townhouse. Low maintenance fee includes Hot Water, parking & locker. Centrally located steps from Guildford Shopping Centre, transit, parks & entertainment. Quality Built by Hayer Homes with 25+ years’ experience & balance of the New Home Warranty. Perfect for 1st time buyer or investor, No rental restrictions & pets are allowed/w/ restrictions! MLS F1319878

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MOVING & STORAGE

838

604-812-9721 GL ROOFING. Cedar/Asphalt, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters - $80. 604-240-5362. info@glroofing.ca

356

$45/Hr

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL

604-537-4140

604-787-5915/604-291-7778

PETS

JUNK REMOVAL By RECYCLE-IT!

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

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

• Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates

FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!!

www.tkhaulaway.com

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

removal done RIGHT!

www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca

604-572-3733

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

TREE & STUMP

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

*Appliances *BBQs *Exercise Equip *Cars/Trucks/Trailers *Hotwater Tanks *Furnaces * Restaurant Equipment All FREE pickup!

LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE

RENTALS 706

www.paintspecial.com

604.587.5865

Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL

www.recycleitcanada.ca

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

DISPOSAL BINS By Recycle-it

(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 $99.

00

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

PAVING/SEAL COATING

604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

ASPHALT PAVING

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

bradsjunkremoval.com

Hauling Anything..

www.jaconbrospaving.com

604.220.JUNK(5865)

604-618-2949

Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988

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

477

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

PETS

Call (604) 931-2670

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

MAPLE RIDGE, 2bdrm, 2 baths. 5 yr old. Avail Nov 1. $1150/mo. N/S. Small pet ok. (604)468-1449

Crime free clean quiet well managed mature adult bldg. No smokers No pets gas f/p. $525 + utils. MALTESE 4 beaut males 8 wks old 1st shots, dewormed, 4.5 5lbs, $850. 604-300-1450 Abbots P/B PAPILLON PUPS, adorable, 8 wks, 1st shots. Ready to go to loving home $950 firm. 604-944-6502

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506

APPLIANCES

APPLIANCES FOR SALE 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

533

FERTILIZERS

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

GARAGE SALES

BURNABY, Garage Sale. Sat/Sun, Nov 2 & 3. 10am. 7967 19th Ave. Old growth planed hdwd planks, etc. Cheap. Older maple tables & chairs, like new. Tools, records, camper jacks. Much more.

100% Heating & Plumbing 24/7

MOVING OUT OF PROVINCE Fine furniture & household items

Certified, Insured & Bonded

Sat & Sun ~ Nov 2 & 3 9am - 5pm 3981 Creekside Place

RELIABLE & AFFORDABLE

(Park on Linwood) near Boundry & Canada Way

mikes hauling 604-516-9237

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

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005 LOCAL PLUMBER $45 Service Call Plumbing, Heating, Plugged Drains. Mustang Plumbing 778-714-2441

560

MISC. FOR SALE

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

750

The Scrapper

SUITES, LOWER

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

2BR suite (clean) $975 New West W/End. Incl cable, wifi & utilities. Laundry onsite. 604-787-5218 BURNABY: Metrotown - Lrg 2 bdrm g/l. full bath, f/p. n/s, n/p. $950 inc util. 604-451-5795/604-837-5795 Coquitlam Munday/Daws Hill, 2 bdrm ste incl util quiet area. Avail now $925mo NS/NP 604-931-1775 PORT COQUITLAM 1bdrm g/l suite Pets / Smoking Neg. Avail immed. $750/mo incl utils. 778-898-4125.

751

SUITES, UPPER

SURREY Bridgeview. 3Bdrm upper, 2 balconies, RV pkng, priv laundry, ns/np, avail immed. $1300 +utils. 778-574-4621 or 778-388-4623.

752

TOWNHOUSES

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

TRANSPORTATION 810

Brad’s Bin Service 604.220.5865

SUNDECKS

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

AUTO FINANCING

Notice is hereby given to Creditors and Others having claims against the Estate of Madeliene Jean (Lynne) Hartigan, deceased, formally of 1604 Hamilton Street, New Westminster, BC that under section 38 of the Trustee Act full particulars of such claims should be sent to the undersigned executor at 7970 11 Avenue, Burnaby, BC V3N 2N6 on or before November 26, 2013 after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed having regard only to the claims received. Rhonda Gale, Executor

In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT:

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

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

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

$1100+util Ref. Dec. 1. 604-512-8725

CRESCENT Plumbing & Heating Licensed Residential 24hr. Service

372

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

(604) 467- 5271

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

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

845

MAPLE Ridge dntwn Urbano complex, 2bdrm, 2 bth, inste w/d, f/p, deck, 2 u/g prkg Nr amen NS/NP

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

BRO MARV PLUMBING 24/7 Plumbing, heating, plugged drains BBB. (604)582-1598, bromarv.com

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.

Maple Ridge Central

551

PLUMBING

APARTMENT/CONDO Welcome Home !

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

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

COQUITLAM

HOT TUBS NO PROB!

604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

Journeyman Call 604-345-0899

#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

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

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

www.affordablemovers.bc.com

338

RECREATIONAL/SALE

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

AFFORDABLE MOVING

332

CARS - DOMESTIC

2002 BUICK CENTURY Special ED Loaded new tires & brake, 129K’s. Premium cond! Private. $4500/obo. Call 778-565-4334

Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222

320

818

NEW WESTMINSTER

If I can’t do it It can’t be done

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

TRANSPORTATION

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

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS PIANO. Music teacher has Yamaha Piano for sale. $1550. Please call 604-585-6880 for appt to view. Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

373B

TILING

HANDYMAN, HOME RENO’S, Painting & Tile. No job too small. Call 604-521-6919

REAL ESTATE 627

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-657-9422

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES • DIFFICULTY SELLING? •

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

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

On November 4, 2011, on South Dyke Road, east of Carter Street, New Westminster, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the New Westminster Police Service seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $280 CAD, $2,308 CAD, and $879.21 CAD, all of which were seized on or about 21:10 Hours, a Nokia cell phone, seized on or about 21:27 Hours, and a Nokia cell phone, seized on or about 22:14 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been obtained by and/or used in the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 5(2) (Possession for purpose of trafficking) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2013-1792, is subject to forfeiture

under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website, accessible online at www. pssg.gov.bc.ca/civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.


A32 NewsLeader Friday, November 1, 2013


November 01, 2013