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Kinder Morgan’s slick new video on YouTube touting the economic benefits of the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion claims the taxes it pays could be a boon for Burnaby taxpayers. But Burnaby’s mayor and the councillor who heads the city’s finance committee aren’t convinced.

Against tranquil music, the tanker ships annually. video’s voiceover states that the The project, which runs from $5.4-billion project cost Edmonton to Burnaby, and $3 billion in operating would almost triple the costs over 20 years will bring pipeline’s capacity, from the economic benefits including current 300,000 barrels of billions in tax revenues. crude oil a day, to 890,000 “Every time a tanker barrels a day, to allow for docks at Westridge Marine johNSToN the increased export of oil Terminal in Burnaby, it sands crude to overseas brings $310,000 in value to markets. the local economy,” it says. At this “It means $2.1 billion in point, the graphic notes that will additional federal taxes and $1.7 mean $126 million a year, which by billion in additional provincial those figures would translate to 406 taxes,” of which $1 billion would

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Flanked by his partner Max Riveron and his friend Libby Davies, a tearful Svend Robinson admitted to a pack of reporters jammed into his Hastings Street constituency office that he stole a large ring from a public auction the previous Good Friday. He’d turned himself into the RCMP. He wouldn’t be seeking the NDP nomination in the BurnabyDouglas riding he’d represented for 25 years. A comeback two years later when he ran against Liberal Hedy Fry in her Vancouver-Centre riding fizzled miserably. Robinson, one of Canada’s most outspoken and polarizing politicians, fell off the country’s political map. Now the story of Robinson’s rise, fall and place in Canadian politics is being told in a new biography, Svend Robinson: A Life in Politics, by Ottawabased author Graeme Truelove. Truelove, who volunteered in Robinson’s office when he was studying political science at the University of Ottawa, said the time was right to tell Robinson’s story. “There was a gap in our Canadian political archives,” said Truelove. “As a prominent, effective and unique politician with a dramatic and painful personal life, his full story needed to be told.” Robinson, now living privately in Switzerland,

was at first hesitant. But he eventually gave Truelove access to his own archives, as well as his family, friends and colleagues. As Truelove pulled those threads together what emerged was a picture of a fearless, results-oriented politician whose tireless work for the people in Burnaby who elected him time and again gave him the latitude to stand strongly for the national and international principles he believed in. “He could afford to stick his neck out a little farther than some others,” said Truelove. “His constituents didn’t always agree with him, but they appreciated the work he did in the community, and respected the fact that he took a stand.” But often those stands were a double-edged sword, said Truelove. “On the one hand, he became a poster boy for the left flank of the NDP,” said Truelove. “On the other hand, becoming so synonymous with the left made him the target of attacks from opponents in Parliament and in the media.” Away from the glare of TV lights and media scrums, Robinson’s personal life paid a price. An 18-metre plummet from a cliff while he was hiking on Gabriola Island on New Year’s Eve 1997 left him with a shattered jaw and ankle. Alone and hypothermic below the trail, he almost died. Two weeks later he was taking calls from his hospital bed. He returned to work on Parliament Hill in a wheelchair. He hated being confined, said Truelove, he

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the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and he was instrumental in entrenching lesbian, gay and transsexual rights into the legal system. “His legacy will live on in the more enlightened society that has made possible,” said Truelove.

Robinson with Cuban President Fidel Castro in Havana. Castro jokingly called Robinson “the last surviving socialist MP in Canada.”

couldn’t slow down. “He genuinely felt that the work was important,” said Truelove. “He failed to recognize that he was burning himself out.” In fact, it wasn’t until Robinson caught himself slipping the expensive bauble into his pocket at a hotel ballroom near the Vancouver Airport that the toll became apparent. At his emotional mea culpa he admitted he had “outstanding legal and health issues” that needed to

be addressed. “I am human, and I have failed,” he said. But Robinson’s accomplishments were anything but a failure, said Truelove. “Long after his name is forgotten, his legacy will live on in our laws, and in our society,” he said. Robinson was Canada’s first openlygay parliamentarian. Now a politician’s sexual orientation barely arches eyebrows. He helped craft

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Shake maker joins recall after all A Burnaby natural health products company has announced a voluntary recall of 108 lots of a nutritional shake product after earlier refusing to do so. Vega, also known as Sequel Naturals Ltd., produces Vega One Nutritional Shake and Sport Performance Protein products. Health Canada had warned Nov. 1 that the

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company’s Vega One Vanilla Chai (437g and 874g formats) and Vega Sport Performance Chocolate were contaminated with chloramphenicol, a prescription drug associated with a rare risk of aplastic anemia, a serious blood disorder that can be fatal. Other companies that may have used raw materials contaminated

with the drug were also asked to voluntarily recall their affected products and at the time, all had agreed to do so except for Sequel Naturals, Health Canada said in a press release. On Nov. 6, Vega agreed to the recall despite insisting the products are safe. “We are taking this step in an abundance of caution,’’ said Vega

president and founder Charles Chang in a statement. “The scientific research shows our products are safe, but we have agreed with government regulators to withdraw these two specific products to alleviate any concern.’’ It appears public reaction may have led to the change of heart. “We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this may have caused our loyal customers. You have reminded us that the most important issue is maintaining your trust and confidence in our products,” Chang said. “We have heard you loud and clear, and are working collaboratively with Health Canada to fully resolve this matter.” The company has not received any complaints about the products and the contamination was

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that may be necessary to fund the net cost of claims.” Details of the claims process will be advertised and mailed to “families of record” within the next month, Narang said. Tuition fees for summer academic courses were roughly $200 per course back in 2007. As for whether the provincial government will be chipping in towards the refunds, education ministry spokesman Scott Sutherland said the ministry couldn’t comment under the terms of the court settlement.

“At this time all I can say is I can’t actually speak to whether the government’s making a contribution,” Sutherland said. “Based on a B.C. Supreme Court decision in 2006, no school-aged students should be paying fees for any course that leads to graduation.” In 2013, the ministry will be providing about $14.6 million to school districts to help an estimated 48,000 school-aged students take summer learning courses. twitter.com/WandaChow

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Teacher cited for ‘inappropriate force’ Former Burnaby teacher imposed strict rules on lunches and how to eat them; Retired last June Wanda Chow

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A former Burnaby teacher imposed “unreasonable and unnecessary” rules on what students could bring for lunch and how they should eat them, according to a recent decision by the province. It was one of a number of instances of “inappropriate force in disciplining and interacting with students” and failing to follow school procedures cited in a decision reprimanding Fiona Elizabeth Walsh, a former kindergarten teacher at Inman elementary. Walsh, who had been teaching since 1988, was suspended with pay for incidents that started at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year and lasted until the suspension on Nov. 18, 2011, according to the decision by the B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation. The incidents included Walsh forcibly moving a boy to the “time out chair” which resulted in “bruising and abrasions, consistent with rug burn, on his

arms,” the decision said. She responded to an unexpected fire alarm at 2:50 p.m. by dismissing her students for the day instead of following the school’s fire drill procedures. Walsh also routinely started lunch at 11:30 a.m., a halfhour early, and continuing “despite a direction from the principal not to do so, as the practice improperly reduced instructional time.” When a girl began to cry while watching a presentation of the poem In Flanders Fields during the Remembrance Day assembly, and continued to be upset afterward, “Walsh directed the student to go sit on a chair by herself, assuming the student would ‘work it out.’ ” As for her lunch rules, they included requiring her students to push their chairs forward so their chests touched the table, and requiring students to completely finish their “main” dish before leaving the table or eating any other parts of their lunch. “As a result, some students felt coerced into eating more food than they wished,” the decision said. Parents were directed to include a sandwich or leftovers and not cookies or other such items. “On one occasion, Walsh sent home a note to a

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In its continuing drive to modernize liquor laws, the provincial government announced this week it’s exploring the idea that B.C.ers could buy their veggies, milk and booze all under one roof. Although advocacy groups and the police might shout that this opens the door for easier access to booze for minors and that it might encourage more drinking by adults, previous easing of liquor laws hasn’t promoted the wholesale decay of society. Naysayers cried doom decades ago when the province allowed the emergence of neighbourhood pubs, and then again when liquor retailing was pried from the government monopoly. In all cases, the heavy hand of regulation and oversight isn’t far off. In the case of allowing grocery stores to sell alcohol, the idea that it is sweeping progressive change is mostly an illusion. The government indicates it won’t increase the number of licences to sell beer and wine—it’s about shifting existing liquor retailers into grocery stores, which would use their own staff and registers to regulate sales, and presumably bear the brunt of fines if they sell to minors. Outlets like Safeway and WalMart have pharmacies, coffee chains and restaurants operating independently within their stores. Hosting a cold beer and wine store wouldn’t be a stretch. And for 221 rural grocery stores across B.C., selling booze and food staples under the same roof isn’t new. It’s encouraging the government is hinting at other reforms that might bring consistency to liquor laws, but right now we’re still pretty far from rules that make sense. After living for generations under oddball liquor regulations, most people are ready for laws that are consistent, make sense and realistically balance the implications for public health. —Vic News/Black Press

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Untangling oil pipeline politics VICTORIA – Reaction was swift and scattered after the “framework agreement” on new oil pipelines announced last week by B.C. Premier Christy Clark and Alberta Premier Alison Redford. First, here’s what it doesn’t mean. “B.C. blinked,” according to one Toronto commentator, based on the popular notion that B.C. gave up its claim to a share of Alberta’s resource royalties from heavy oil. Clark never made such a claim, so it would be difficult to give it up. Her often-repeated condition of a “fair share” of revenues from any new oil pipelines is purposely vague, but after repeated protests from Alberta, Clark clarified as far back as last June that provincial royalties are not on the table. There is no constitutional way to make such a demand, a point Redford has made several times. NDP leader Adrian Dix and the usual chorus of professional protesters claimed that Clark flip-flopped, opposing the Enbridge Northern Gateway proposal before the election and

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then embracing it once she was re-elected. This is also inaccurate. Clark’s five conditions were set out before the May election, demanding approval by a federal environmental review, “worldleading” spill prevention and response capability on land and at sea, meeting legal requirements to consult and share benefits with aboriginal communities, and the undefined “fair share” for B.C. Clark said numerous times during the campaign that the conditions have not been met, and made pessimistic noises about Northern Gateway, but she very carefully did not campaign against it. The B.C. Liberal platform also endorsed a Kitimat-area oil refinery proposed by this newspaper’s owner, and Clark repeatedly referred to that sort of industrial

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expansion as one of the potential “fair share” components for B.C. The B.C. Liberal government made its opposition to Northern Gateway “as currently proposed” official on May 31, two weeks after the election, in its final submission to the federal review panel. If Clark had wanted to jump on the anti-pipeline bandwagon for political gain, that move could have been made earlier. NDP environment critic Spencer Chandra Herbert said the B.C. government has taken the position that more oil will reach the West Coast, by rail if not by pipeline. I’m not sure if or when that claim was made, but it’s true that rail shipments are already permitted. Here’s what Redford and Clark agreed on. Redford accepts B.C.’s five conditions, provincial royalties excluded, and Clark endorsed Redford’s proposed “Canadian Energy Strategy,” which B.C. rejected last year. A draft of the strategy released last summer contains no specifics on how it would facilitate a pipeline project from Alberta to B.C.

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It talks about developing Canada’s energy reserves and at the same time somehow reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and promises a final version next spring. Oh, and Quebec refuses to participate. Ottawa has sole jurisdiction over inter-provincial projects such as Northern Gateway and the proposal by Kinder Morgan Canada to expand the 60-yearold Trans Mountain pipeline to Burnaby and refineries in Washington. If there is to be some extra revenue for B.C. from oil traffic, it could theoretically take the form of a toll on pipelines. Redford pointed out the problem with that idea in her speech to an energy forum in Vancouver last week. She noted that 42 per cent of B.C. natural gas is piped through Alberta to markets. If B.C. can toll Alberta oil, the same could be done with B.C. gas. None of B.C.’s five conditions has yet been met. Legally, they don’t have to be, except for the one about accommodating aboriginal title. Twitter:@tomfletcherbc

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Kinder Morgan currently pays $7 million a year in property taxes to Burnaby and expects that to increase by $6.2 million as a result of the expansion project increasing the value of the pipeline rightof-ways, its Burnaby storage terminal and Westridge Marine Terminal, Clement said. The firefighter figures are “purely conceptual” to help people understand the economic impact of the pipeline and were calculated using the total $13.2 million in taxes divided by the approximate $100,000 annual salary of a Burnaby firefighter. While the pipeline is federally regulated, it is not exempt from municipal taxes, Clement said. “As we expand assets of the pipeline and facilities, the value of the property increase, and thus more tax paid on the new assets.” In areas where the pipeline will be twinned along the existing right-of-way, “the property tax will almost double in those communities, as the asset doubles,” she said. “In areas where the expanded route may divert from the existing right of way, the property tax may increase even more than double if there is more km or inches of pipe laid.” About one quarter of all the municipal taxes the company will pay over 20 years will be to Burnaby because of the location wof its terminals there, she said. But Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan, on record as opposing the project, isn’t buying it. “Our staff have certainly not been looking at any significant tax benefits flowing through to us as a result of any improvements they make,” Corrigan said. “We haven’t been able to

Kinder Morgan Canada’s pipeline benefits video cites apparent huge windfalls to cities and towns all along the expanded Trans Mountain Pipeline if the project were to proceed.

substantiate that at this point,” added Coun. Dan Johnston, chair of Burnaby’s finance committee, of the company’s tax revenue claims. Neither he nor Corrigan believed the right-of-ways would be the source of much tax revenue due to it being federally regulated. “Economists and the BC Assessment Authority might have two different perspectives on how the numbers are put together,” Johnston said. As for the firefighters, Corrigan said, “They keep talking about firefighters because they know that if they put this bigger operation up there it’s likely our firefighters could be very, very busy. So they pick firefighters as saying, ‘we know we’re a fire hazard, we know we’re dangerous to your community, but I tell you what, here’s our solution, we’ll buy more firefighters for you.’” He estimated that the actual cost to hire one firefighter is $150,000 once you include salaries, benefits, equipment, uniforms and potentially even fire halls to house them. At that calculation, the $6 million in new tax revenue

Kinder Morgan claims it would pay would translate into 40 new firefighters. “They can pay us for garbage but if there’s one spill or minor incident the city could spend way more than that on cleanup costs,” added Johnston. While the video notes the project will create 4,500 jobs “at the peak of construction,” that won’t likely translate to local, ongoing jobs, Corrigan said. “The amount of additional workers is limited to maybe a dozen,” he said. “In fact they keep taking workers out and running their facilities remotely … And that’s one of the big problems with safety, is they keep withdrawing workers and doing it technologically.” As for the video itself, Corrigan was impressed by its production value. “The one thing you won’t see them do is, even though they’re required to do an environmental assessment, is do any kind of glitzy presentation like that on the environmental implications. “There won’t be any money spent on that side of the equation.” Watch the video: http://bit. ly/1adoQRH

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Police issue warning about suspicious men Burnaby RCMP are warning the public after a male entered a groundfloor apartment Thursday evening and committed an indecent act. At about 9:30 p.m. on

Nov. 7, the suspect entered the unlocked apartment in the 6100-block of Willingdon Ave. Two women were home at the time and the suspect put his hand down his pants

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and a black goatee. He was wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt with a fur-lined hood and grey sweatpants at the time of the incident. “Police have increased patrols in the area and

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VICTORIA – With BC Hydro struggling to control electricity rate increases and cutting back on private power acquisition, a company known mostly for wind projects is reviving a proposal to connect the Vancouver Island and Washington electricity grids. Sea Breeze Power Corp. wants to build a 50 km transmission cable under the Strait of Juan de Fuca to connect substations near Port Angeles and Victoria. To finance the project, it’s looking for a 10-year deal to assemble surplus U.S. power and sell it to BC Hydro at a flat rate of $69 per megawatt hour. Sea Breeze CEO Paul Manson said the power purchase would finance the construction of the cable and deliver a steady source of electricity to B.C. at lower cost than new sources built in the province. It would also improve

power quality and reliability for Vancouver Island residents, he said. First proposed in 2006, the project has received environmental permits from both sides of the border. It was rejected by the B.C. Utilities Commission, which approved upgrading the existing power line from the B.C. mainland to Vancouver Island instead. Sea Breeze developed a wind project at Cape Scott on northern Vancouver Island, and has plans and permits for other wind sites on the B.C. coast and the Peace River region. Manson said the Juan de Fuca cable would stabilize wind power supply on the B.C. coast, where wind speeds peak in winter, with inland Washington sites where it’s windiest in summer. Manson said U.S. policy led to major wind development that leaves the the Pacific Northwest with an excess of power in spring, meaning the

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Lake United Church. That also happens to be World AIDS Day. Proceeds from the sale of the bags, holiday door swags, fair-trade crafts from Africa and other gift items go to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, an initiative of the Stephen Lewis Foundation to help those women left to care for their grandchildren after their grown children succumbed to the AIDS epidemic that has swept though much of Africa. The money is used to help pay for the kids’ school fees, uniforms, food and other necessities. It’s a plight Sharon Woloschuk saw first hand when she visited Africa 10 years ago. Her memories of elderly women coping with the renewed challenges of parenting young children stayed with her, so she

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as we GE Financial considerations for those nearing retirement Though there are no guarantees that men and women who prioritize retirement planning will not outlive their finances, those who do arrange their priorities in such a manner are far more likely to enjoy a comfortable retirement without worrying about their finances. Certain steps can put you in the best shape possible: Assess your resources

An honest assessment of your assets will help determine a retirement lifestyle you can afford. Assets can include any property you own, investments, savings, and retirement accounts. Your property may be your biggest financial asset, but unless you plan to sell that property or take out a reverse mortgage, then you won’t be able to rely on that property to fund your lifestyle. Remember to factor in any taxes when assessing your retirement resources. MAke A list of your Monthly expenses

Once you have assessed your resources, make a list of your monthly bills. Mortgage payments, healthcare costs, taxes, and food are among the essentials, while additional expenses like travel and entertainment will need to be factored in as well. When considering monthly expenses, keep in mind that some of those expenses, including mortgage payments and commuting costs, will likely disappear, while others, including healthcare costs, are likely to increase significantly. coMpAre lifestyle you wAnt to live versus one you cAn Afford to live Considering your finances several years before you retire affords you the opportunity to make changes if you determine the retirement you can afford does not exactly match up with the retirement you want to live.

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The Canada Safety Council offers seniors some practical suggestions to stay active in winter. As winter approaches, outfit yourself for safe walking: Choose a good pair of winter boots. For warmth and stability look for these features: • Well insulated and waterproof; • Thick, non-slip tread sole;

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South Burnaby Garden Club: Guests always welcome. Guest speakers, great gardening info, refreshments served. When: Meets first Tuesday of each month (except January and September), at 7:30 p.m. Where: Bonsor Rec Centre, second floor, Burnaby. Info: Judy Vander, 604-4384411.

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Spoken Wo r d Toastmasters Club: Develop public speaking and leadership skills through practical experience in a mutually supportive positive learning environment. All are welcome to this interdenominational Christian Toastmasters Club. When: Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Where: Metropolis at Metrotown in the Community Room by the Old Navy Store. I n f o : spokenword. toastmastersclubs.org.

Dutch-Canadian Events: Celebrate your Dutch heritage. For an events schedule visit: www.dutchnetwork.ca. Info: Edie at 604-5363394 or ediebijdemast@ dutchnetwork.ca.

Burnaby Historical Society meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Burnaby Village M u s e u m . Vi s i t o r s and new members are always welcome. Where: 6501 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Rotary Club of Burnaby Deer Lake: Come to the breakfast meetings on the first and third Thursday of the month. When: 7:15 a.m. W h e re : Ti v o l i f e s t a u r a n t , Executive Inn, 4201 Lougheed Hwy (Betw. Willingdon and Gilmore) Info: www.

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Royal City Concert Band welcomes any musicians who have some playing experience and enjoy making music. The band rehearses Thursday evenings at 7:45 p.m. New West Secondary School. Info: 604-527-7064 or 604582-8540.

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Burnaby Metrotown Rotary Club: A worldwide network of individuals dedicated to making a difference in local and global communities through service and fellowship. When: Meets every We d n e s d ay, n o o n to 1:30 p.m. Where:

Toastmasters: Telespeakers Club welcomes visitors and new members. When: Fridays, 7:30 a.m. Where: Telus Building, Brian Canfield Centre, 6-3777 K i n g s w a y, B u r n a b y. Info: telespeakers.com.

B u r n a by To a s t e r s Toastmasters Club meets Wednesdays 12-1 p.m. at Burnaby city hall, Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Conference Room. Visitors we l c o m e. P ra c t i c e communication and leadership skills. Info: Anne Waller at 604294-7497 or visit www. burnabytoasters.org.

Kiwanis Club of New Westminster meets the last Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. at Amicus Lawyers, 711

Overeaters Anonymous: Are you out of control when it comes to food? We can help! When: Wednesdays, 7 to 8:15 p.m. Where: First Presbyterian Church, 335 7th St. (enter off 4th Ave.), New Westminster. Info: 604524-5244.

B u r n a by B l a b b e r s Toastmaster Club: Jo i n u s f o r f u n , uplifting hour of public speaking. When: Every second Wednesday 12 to 1 p.m. Where: 215-4299 Canada Way, Burnaby. Admission: Free for guests. Info: burnabyblabbers@ webtechwireless.com.

HOMINUM is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. When: Meets every Monday evening in locations around the Metro-Vancouver Area. Info: Don, 604-329-9760 or Bernie, 604-688-8639.

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Email newsroom@burnabynewsleader.com B u r n a by Pa r k i n s o n ’s Support Group: If you are a person with Parkinson’s or a caregiver interested in sharing ideas, coping strategies, information and resources, and good conversation you are warmly welcomed to this support group of the Parkinson Society British Columbia. When: Second Monday of each month, 1 to 3 p.m. Where: Confederation Park Community Centre, 4585 Albert Street, Burnaby. Info: Robbin Jeffereys, 604662-3240 or rjeffereys@ parkinson.bc.ca.

Al-Anon is a support group for friends and relatives of those with a drinking problem. Come to weekly meetings held in Burnaby and New Westminster. Info: 604 688-1716.

Alzheimer support group meets third Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. Where: New Westminster. Info: 604-2980782.

Burnaby Prostate Cancer Support Awareness Group: Meetings are held the 1st Saturday of each month

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Seniors Outreach Services Society, 604-291-2258. Burnaby Family Place offers parent and child drop-in Mondays through Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for parents with children aged 0-5 years. Meet other parents, and learn about community events, etc. Info, Kelly Gardner at 604-299-5112. Burnaby Family Place is at 410 Clare Ave.

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Port Mann won’t have 10 lanes when toll doubles Officials say new Highway 1 lanes will cut congestion, justify $3 price Jeff Nagel Black Press

The Port Mann Bridge still won’t have all 10 lanes open when the toll that most drivers pay doubles to $3 per crossing in a few weeks. Eighty per cent of motorists who use the bridge signed up early enough after it opened in December

of 2012 that they’ve been paying $1.50 per crossing thanks to a year-long 50 per cent discount. That runs out next month but the bridge will still have only eight lanes open to traffic until next summer. Transportation Investment Corp. spokesman Max Logan said that’s how long it’s expected to take to dismantle the old Port Mann Bridge and complete work to connect the final two outer lanes to the

bridge approaches. Charging full tolls on schedule is justified, he said, because all the extra lanes of the Highway 1 improvement project other than the bridge itself will be open in December through Coquitlam and Burnaby. Since that’s where the bottleneck is, Logan said, drivers should notice a huge difference in congestion relief in return for the higher price of using the

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Some Metro cities still eyeing split from Mounties

The rising costs of RCMP service remain a big issue for Metro cities. She said the reivew will on the Integrated Homicide Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie said his city is still considering also draw up funding options Investigation Team (IHIT), pulling out of the RCMP and launching its own municipal force. to finance police costs after which is one of the regional Richmond would contract with a neighouring city for specialized work to better define the integrated police teams that Jeff Nagel services, such as murder investigations. responsibilities of various levels doesn’t have full municipal Black Press “Our assumption has been that there was so much opposition to of government. cooperation. A new review of policing in a regional model that it probably wasn’t going to happen,” he said. Several mayors, including Vancouver, Delta and West B.C. ordered by the province “Whether that now changes, we have to wait and see.” Delta’s Lois Jackson, remain Vancouver all run their own may prod Metro Vancouver’s Burnaby, Port Coquitlam and North Vancouver have also studied firmly against regional policing homicide squads rather than patchwork of police forces to potential alternatives to the RCMP over the past 18 months, since a on the grounds they may lose participate in IHIT, out of work together in new ways but controversial new 20-year RCMP contract kicked in with higher officer community policing control and concerns over both costs and observers don’t expect a switch costs. the ability to deliver no-call-too- control. to a full regional police force. Brodie said one small service to their residents. Gordon said he fears the A regional force “huge issue” is the The two-year review is IHIT report will result in more was one of the top costs cities are being Malcolm Brodie, Richmond mayor to be done by the ministry “bandaiding” of the existing recommendations handed expected to pay in close consultation with structure, instead of taking a When you’ve got 20 members on an integrated down nearly a year ago team, that’s a lot of money. to cover the newly local cities and with some needed step back to look at how by the Missing Women opened $1-billion assistance from the B.C. to redesign the entire “totally Inquiry, which probed RCMP ‘E’ Division Association of Chiefs of inefficient” policing system in aNtoN how serial killer Robert headquarters at Green Timbers in Surrey. Police. Metro Vancouver as well as Pickton eluded capture RCMP-policed cities have been told to budget $1,200 for each officer SFU criminologist Greater Victoria. for so long. in their detachment, he said, and $20,000 for every local officer who Rob Gordon said it doesn’t look According to a provincial Justice Minister Suzanne serves on an integrated team. independent enough to come up report, there has been improved Anton said the multi-phase Brodie said it adds up to a sudden jump of several hundred thousand with the right solution, even if cooperation between police review by government will look dollars in annual RCMP costs for larger cities like Richmond, Burnaby it’s one that upsets some cities forces over the years through at new service delivery models. and Surrey. and police forces. greater use of integrated police “Any50 change, whether it is “When “It’s going to be a self-serving teams and several police-related C M Y K Best - 2014 | Ws13-g-halfpage-50best.pdf • FILE SIZE: 10.3125" wide X 7” high | | US Newsprint SNAPyou’ve 2007 •got 20 members on an integrated team, that’s a lot of regional delivery of specialized money.” apology for the status quo,” reforms are being taken in BLEED: 0.0" on all sides policing functions or further The mayors also want to know why they have to pay anything for the Gordon predicted. “Police response to Justice Wally integration, has to meet the new base in Surrey when Ottawa apparently isn’t yet moving to sell off chiefs and mayors all have a Oppal’s inquiry. needs of both communities and the old ‘E’ Division headquarters on Heather Street in Vancouver. great deal at Department stake. It couldPrepared very of Oppal’s 65 Marketing Department Prepared by: Westminster Savings Marketing by:Most Westminster Savings taxpayers, and our goal is to “The federal government decides that they need a huge massive new well be a waste of time and recommendations haven’t led • Manager, & Marketingmoney.” Services: Ben Champion • Senior Graphic Designer: David Greb retain and supportBrand communitybuilding in Surrey, which we didn’t ask for,” Brodie said. to provincial action, or are D 604-528-3800 bchampion@wscu.com D 604.528.3845 based policing,” Anton Esaid in a “We take the position we’re not paying for the capital costs.” Gordon said a separate study countedEasdgreb@wscu.com still in progress. jnagel@blackpress.ca twitter.com/jnagel statement. is expected to report back soon

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INDEX IN BRIEF

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS ............... 1-8 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS ... 9-57

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INFORMATION

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ADVERTISE in the LARGEST OUTDOOR PUBLICATION IN BC The 2014-2016 BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis

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AGREEMENT

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.

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TRADES, TECHNICAL Civil Engineering Technologist II (Re-Advertisement)

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DEVELOPMENT OF A PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN Application #: BNSF-NW-2014

Applicant: Agent:

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (BNSF), 2600 Lou Menk Drive OOB-3, Ft. Worth Texas 76131. Tel: (817) 352-2732. SMC Consulting, 1582 Lawrence Avenue, Penticton BC V2A 3C1 Tel/Fax: (250) 492-6193 e-mail: smcconsulting@shaw.ca

The purpose of the proposed Pest Management Plan (PMP) is to control vegetation, including noxious weeds and invasive plants, on ballast, rights-of-way, station grounds, yards, and around buildings, shops, material storage areas, crossings, and bridges using the principles of integrated pest management. The pest management methods proposed for use include hand removal and cutting, weed trimming, mowing, brush cutters, chainsaws, and the use of pesticides. The use of pesticides is intended within the area to which the PMP applies. The PMP applies to BNSF property within their New Westminster Subdivision, and is located in proximity to the communities of White Rock, Delta, Surrey, Vancouver and New Westminster. The common name and examples of trade names of the pesticides proposed for use under this plan include: aminopyralid (Milestone), chlorsulfuron (Telar), dicamba (Vanquish), diuron (Karmex DF), flumioxazin (Payload), glyphosate (Vantage XRT), imazapyr (Arsenal), metsulfuron methyl (Escort) and triclopyr (Garlon XRT). Application methods include: wick/wipe on applications, truck mounted shrouded spray boom, back pack/hand held sprayers, power hose and nozzle, squirt bottles and injection tools. The proposed duration of the PMP is from January 31, 2014 to January 31, 2019. A draft copy of the proposed PMP and maps of the proposed treatment areas may be examined in detail at: BNSF Railway, 400 Brunette Avenue, New Westminster, BC, or by contacting the Agent listed above. “A person wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment site, relevant to the development of the pest management plan, may send copies of the information to the applicant (c/o SMC Consulting, Agent, at the address listed above), within 30 days of the publication of this notice”


A28 NewsLeader Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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