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$37M makeover for Metrotown Station New station to be more comfortable, accessible Mario Bartel

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The new, renovated, Metrotown SkyTrain station will be brighter, safer and more comfortable. It will also be more accessible to people with mobility issues and, for the first time, cyclists. Dale Rickard, the director of transit architecture for VIA Architecture, the Vancouver firm that has designed the new-look station, said there were a multitude

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said Rickard “There’s an enormous emphasis on accessibility.” Rickard said while part of the redesign was driven by the implementation of fare gates, it’s mostly a response to the huge volumes of people who use the station. “You have to design for the busiest days of the year, for emergencies, for worst case scenarios,” said Rickard. “You need bigger areas to accommodate the crowds, it makes the station concourses bigger.” Please see COMPLETION, A3

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Groups calling for a ban on the sale of animals in pet stores are well-intentioned but misinformed, says the owner of Pet Habitat’s Metropolis at Metrotown store. Tom Peters was commenting on presentations at Monday’s council meeting on Burnaby’s proposed new bylaw to regulate pet stores. In his own presentation, Peters addressed allegations that his store is supplied by puppy mills by noting that his supplier, the Hunte Corporation, has sourced animals from breeding facilities regularly inspected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture since the 1990s. Since then, there has been a “drastic improvement” in puppy breeding facilities they use, and they also don’t purchase animals from breeders who have had a “direct violation”—which directly impacts the health of the animals—in recent years. Please see PUPPY, A4


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Accident spills diesel into Brunette River Piece of highway project equipment tips into river

Johnson said. “Our first priority is to respond to any environmental risks and we’ll continue Wanda Chow monitoring and assessing the wchow@burnabynewsleader.com area to make sure that it’s Containment booms were effectively cleaned up.” out on the Brunette River While Elmer Rudolph, Wednesday after a piece of president of the Sapperton equipment from the Port Fish and Game Club, Mann-Highway 1 project streamkeepers for the Brunette, tipped over, spilling diesel into had not yet seen the spill when the waterway. contacted by the NewsLeader, On Wednesday morning, he said it’s the tail end of the a man lift, also known as a spawning season in the river bucket truck, was being moved for chum, coho and pink out of a work site in Burnaby salmon. about 200 metres downstream “The height of the season of the Brunette River Bridge has passed but we still have when “a section of the bank salmon coming up the river so collapsed and the machine it could well impact salmon tipped into the river,” said Greg that are currently in the river,” Johnson, spokesperson for the said Rudolph. Transportation Investment “A lot of chum spawn in Corporation, the Crown the main stem of the Brunette MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER corporation managing the River right at some of the A technician retrieves water samples from the Brunette River downstream from a construction lift that tipped into the water and highway improvement project. spilled fuel. creek mouths,” he said. There were no injuries and That wouldn’t be too far no traffic was disrupted as the onto an area of soft soil which environmental spill response. The environmental team was downstream from where the site, located where Highway 1 gave way, Johnson said. Diesel What that includes is placing on site Wednesday afternoon accident occurred, and is the crosses over the Brunette River, is fuel spilled into the river. absorbent booms around the conducting water quality streamkeepers’ main cause for away from the highway. “The contractor did machine and then further monitoring and assessing the concern. twitter.com/WandaChow It looks like the machine moved respond immediately with an downstream.” area for cleanup requirements,

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They’ll also be safer with lots of glass to improve visibility from the street and to security officers and monitoring cameras. “It makes everyone feel more comfortable,” said Rickard, whose firm also designed the Plaza 88 development,

which incorporates the New Westminster SkyTrain station, as well as other stations along the Canada, Millennium and Expo lines. Renderings on VIA Architecture’s website show a wide pedestrian plaza running the length of the station flanked on one side by

CHOICEquotes Dale Rickard, VIA Architecture We’re thrilled with it. It’s really going to modernize the station.

separated bus and bike lanes. Plans also call for a retail plaza. Rickard said the organization of how buses connect to the station is still

being negotiated, as is the future of the pedestrian bridge over Central Boulevard that links the station to Metropolis at Metrotown.

It is owned by the mall. Many of the design’s components were fuelled by a consultation process conducted by TransLink last spring with the public and stakeholders like Ivanhoe Cambridge, the owners of Metrotown at

Metropolis, the Holiday Inn hotel, the City of Burnaby, the school district, and Bonsor Recreation Centre. The station’s renovation will cost $37 million, shared by TransLink and the federal and provincial governments. Construction is

expected to begin next spring and be completed in the summer of 2016. Rickard said the expense and wait will be worth it. “We’re thrilled with it,” he said. “It’s really going to modernize the station.” photo@ burnabynewsleader.com

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“If the issue is to regulate so-called puppy mills, then the focus needs to be on the breeders,” Peters told council. “All breeders need to be inspected, like our breeders are so that they can be held accountable. “ He suggested that the city’s proposed pet store regulations also apply to organizations which find homes for animals, such as kennels and rescue groups, who “need to be held to the same standards.” Peters said he was willing to comply with the proposed new regulations, which will ban the sale of turtles in pet stores but not dogs or cats. It will also require any rabbit sold in a store to be spayed or neutered first. Any regulatory requirement, “if it’s for the betterment of the animal I would like to comply,” he said. Peters noted that in Richmond, where the sale of puppies was banned, three pet stores went out of business as a result. His Pet Habitat store would likely meet the same fate, since

the sale of puppies currently accounts for about 60 per cent of the store’s income. “If you take out 60 per cent of my income because I don’t have animals to sell, my rent, my payroll doesn’t go down 60 per cent.” Peters says he sells 20 to 25 puppies a month, and 200 to 300 cats per year. He shot back at rescue groups’ claims, saying sales of rabbits in pet stores is down but there are an increasing number of rabbits being abandoned. “This leads me to believe this increase in abandoned animals is coming from sources other than pet stores.” Lisa Hutcheon of the Small Animal Rescue Society of B.C. told council that her group started in 2004 because many shelters won’t take small animals such as rabbits, hamsters, rats, ferrets, hedgehogs and chinchillas, or if they do, they cap them at only two. If the sale of such animals in stores is allowed to continue, she said, there needs to be a place for them to go when

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“It was just great,” said Pat of their reunion with A little microchip Darcey, who was none the implanted in the ear of worse for wear because it Darcey the cat helped seems campers at the RV reunite her with her family park had adopted her and in Brookdale, Calif. almost kept her fed. “She wasn’t four months after she went lost, she was having a great missing. time.” Glenn and Pat Voutilainen said such Armstrong were encamped reunions are rare. Only in their motorhome at eight per cent of the Burnaby’s Cariboo RV thousands of cats lost in Park in July when Darcey B.C. every year get back failed to return from a to their rightful homes. gambol in the grass. It was But those odds improve getting dark and Darcey’s when animals are identified Darcey the cat was reunited with his owners with a microchip, tattoo or black fur made her hard to spot as the Armstrongs recently after almost four months apart. collar. searched for her. But on Nov. 15 the “We cannot stress “We asked everyone we could Armstrongs’ phone rang. It enough the importance of whether they’d seen her,” said was Ryan Voutilainen, the properly identifying your Pat, who feared her nine-yearbranch manager of Burnaby animal,” said Voutilainen. “The old companion had been stolen SPCA. Darcey had been turned biggest tip is to make sure your or worse, devoured by a bear. in a few days earlier and the information is current and to The Armstrongs pressed on microchip in her ear had her always update it if you move.” with their cross-continent trip family’s contact information. Now back home in the next day without Darcey. “They were excited to hear Brookdale, Darcey has a new When they returned home to from us,” said Voutilainen. food dish and litter box. She’s Brookdale, a small town in the So much so the Armstrongs settled in nicely. hills south of San Jose, they jumped into their car this “She’s home now and she sadly disposed of Darcey’s time—because Darcey doesn’t knows it,” said Pat. things, including her water bowl care for the RV—and reached “She acts like she’s never been and litter box. Burnaby in less than three days. gone.”

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A6 NewsLeader Friday, November 22, 2013

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Bucks and votes One thing that the circus at Toronto city hall has done is raise awareness about the role and importance of civic government — especially what happens when government doesn’t function. Most of the time, people couldn’t care less about who runs city hall unless their garbage pickup is late or mishandled. Voter turnout is abysmal — less than 25 per cent of eligible voters typically participate in municipal elections. Half the time, people couldn’t tell you who a local councillor is and that’s a shame. By giving up their vote, the electorate hands over the job of electing people to special interest groups such as unions and developers. Could this situation be addressed? Possibly, if civic campaigns were more open, affordable and accessible. It could be argued that voters tune out from local elections because of the sheer size and complexity of the campaigns. They may feel a certain distance from the process, believing it’s best left to others with deeper knowledge — or pockets. To make civic election campaigns more affordable, the provincial government is looking at implementing a cap on election expenses. This is certainly one issue worth considering. Currently, election expenses are posted online well after the election but if people really want to know who is buying their candidate’s vote, they should be able to get that information as soon as the cheque is cashed. Unfortunately, this isn’t being considered, nor are caps on campaign contributions because the government says expense limits would be more effective than contribution limits in promoting participation in the election process. Anything that can make civic elections fair, open and transparent will be a good thing because we shouldn’t need a drug-addled mayor and shoving matches in council chambers before people care. – Black Press

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Lower costs, greater convenience The current “modernization” of the liquor laws in British Columbia is taking up a lot of media space, government activity and cocktail party chatter these days. Will the new boozy look come to local grocery stores? Will private liquor retailers set their hair on fire while burning Christy Clark in effigy? Will our society collapse in a heap of alcoholsodden shoppers? Except for perhaps the actions of private retailers, nothing much will change if alcohol is sold in grocery stores. You very likely will not see the price of booze drop, and other than the convenience of chucking a bottle of wine or a box of beer into the shopping cart along with potatoes and carrots, there will be little difference. In most urban settings there are private or government liquor stores conveniently located in most shopping centres, and in rural communities where you can buy alcoholic beverages in convenience shops and gas stations. The biggest assumption from those advocating grocery store distribution is that along with the

Mark Rushton convenience, the price of booze will drop. You’d also have to assume, given all the potential outlets, that huge volumes of bulk buying would similarly drive down the cost of a six-pack. Such, however, will not be the case because, believe it or not, the BC Liquor Distribution Branch is one of the world’s largest bulk buyers of alcoholic beverages – you read that right, in the whole world! BCLDB, along with the Ontario government’s liquor branch, buys more booze in bulk than almost anywhere else, so wouldn’t you think that like other bulk buyers (Walmart comes to mind) the more you buy, the lower the price which in turn is passed on to the consumer?

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Except in B.C., of course, where a bottle of hooch is more costly than almost anywhere else – well, at least more than the same product costs in Alberta. Wouldn’t it be nice as part of the modernization process that the lowering of retail pricing was considered? Of course, the Nervous Nellies who believe lower prices and easier access will result in rampant alcoholism, would never stand for that. Yet if one is a little creative, and regardless of your age, the potential for cheap alcohol and convenient access is already stocked on grocery shelves throughout the province, so long as you’re not in a major hurry for an alcoholic hit. Almost every store carries wine- and beer-making kits … just add yeast and water, wait a few days or weeks and you’ve got enough swill to last the winter. Many years ago I tried that … still have all the carboys and stuff buried in the basement. Even eschewed the kits, making wine from scratch: Japanese plums, blackberries and, in one massive failure, from beets grown in the

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garden. That latter effort produced a red wine the colour of which was the envy of the finest burgundy. Unfortunately, following directions, I added to the mix the water in which I boiled the beets. In a few weeks I had 15 gallons of beautiful, alcohol-laden, wine that tasted like dirt! Not one to waste – thanks to the high alcohol content, the flavor could be ignored after the first glass – my carboys were eventually emptied. Lesson learned was that wine is best acquired from a store shelf, and unless you wish your home to take on the aroma of a brewery, the same applies to beer. The home-making of whisky out of wheat or vodka out of potatoes hold a similar lack of appeal. Bottom line, it doesn’t matter if alcohol is available in grocery stores because it’s already accessible almost everywhere. It is the pricing that matters, and I can almost guarantee that won’t change. Mark Rushton is a columnist for the Abbotsford News

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Failing to act on climate change will cost us all Re: Let’s see the big picture (Letters, NewsLeader, Nov. 15) Thank you to Rick McGowan for drawing the connection between Typhoon Haiyan and climate change. Canadians have been generous in providing aid to the Philippines and other victims of natural disaster. But how much have we done to address the root problem: climate change? While the media bears some responsibility, ultimately it us up to each of us to put pressure on media and politicians to address climate change. Currently oil and gas businesses receive five times the subsidies of non-renewable energies. Our highways are much more heavily subsidized than our mass transit programs. Is this really how we want to spend our tax dollars? Do we want to continue to fund the status quo, thus making the current situation even worse? Environmental issues were on the political agenda in 1988 when world leaders including Thatcher, Bush and Mulroney all pledged green platforms. Unfortunately none of them was held accountable, and in our most recent provincial and national elections environmental issues were hardly discussed. Instead, economic issues got top billing. And in 2012 world emissions were higher than ever before. What many fail to realize is that natural disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan are a result of our reliance on fossil fuels, and we are making triple payments: first we pay to create the problem by continuing to subsidize big oil and gas; second we are pay to care for the victims of climate change disasters caused by reliance on fossil fuels; and next we will have to pay to actually solve the problem by moving to safe, clean renewable resources. That’s a lot of cost! It would be much more economically sensible to begin now to subsidize the economy in a truly sustainable way, and thus mitigate the effects of climate change at the same time.   There is hope. Over 1,000 people attended

a rally in Vancouver protesting pipelines and increasing tanker traffic. CBC interviewed Mary Robinson and David Suzuki, both of whom advocate internationally regarding the critical need to act now. Whether we like it or not, we—or our children—will have to make this change. The question is, will we insist that our politicians enact the necessary legislation and international agreements now, or will we continue to dither, leaving a world for our children where millions are being displaced due to climate change, and wars are raging over water and food accessibility? Is it fair to expect our children to have to clean up the mess because we failed to act?  Clare O’Kelly Burnaby

‘BIG PICTURE’ IGNORES A LITTLE CONTEXT Re: Let’s see the big picture (Letters, NewsLeader, Nov. 15) Rick McGowan may wish to consider the following list and adjust his conclusions about man-made climate change contributing to natural disasters. The last figure on each line represents the death toll of the incident. • 1965 Cyclone, Ganges Delta, 22,000. • 1963 Cyclone, Ganges Delta, 22,000. • 1780 Great Hurricane, Caribbean, 22,000. • 1879 Tsunami, Chile, 22,070. • 1826 Tsunami, Japan, 27,000. • 1707 Tokaido tsunami, Japan, 30,000. • 1362 Storm surge, Netherlands, 30,000. • 1942 Cyclone, India, 40,000. • 1912 Typhoon, China, 50,000. • 1922 Typhoon, China, 60,000. • 1864 Calcutta cyclone, Ganges Delta, 60,000 • 1991  Cyclone, Bangladesh, 138,000 • 1975 Super-typhoon Nina, China, 229,000. • 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, Indian Ocean, 287,000 • 1881 Haiphong cyclone, Vietnam, 300,000.

• 1839 Cyclone, Indonesia, 300,000. The above statistics are taken from the book Natural Disasters That Changed The World, by Rodney Castleden. It is not exactly the final authority on the subject, but one of numerous sources available for those who need the easy reading. The author does not even mention that sea levels were 400 feet lower 10,000 years ago. When the waters started to rise at that time, it could not possibly have happened due to SUV activities. However, Mr. McGowan may find the condensed chapter on climate change most enlightening otherwise.     He who does not know history is bound to make mistakes. Ziggy Eckardt Burnaby

Friday, November 22, 2013 NewsLeader A7

Please Join Us We invite you to our 4th Public Open House to discuss the future of Sapperton Green, the 38-acre site located adjacent to the Braid SkyTrain Station. At our last Open House in June 2013, we updated you on our progress with the City and other agencies. As we continue to refine our land use plan, we want to update you on our official Community Plan Application to the City. Please join us at our Open House to review our work done to date and discuss next steps. Open House Details

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FILIPINOS ARE A RESILIENT PEOPLE Re: Locals await news of family in Philippines (NewsLeader, Nov. 15) Your cover story about the anxiety of Filipino-Canadians over the recent calamity that hit the Philippines is very timely. The tragic scenes from various news accounts is heartbreaking. Typhoon Haiyan is one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded in history—3.5 times stronger than Hurricane Katrina, according to scientists. The devastation to lives and property is hard to fathom. But one thing that resonates strongly with me is the concern and support from individuals, corporations and governments at all levels and from all over the world. Filipinos are a resilient people. And with your continued assistance and prayers, I know and believe they will rise above this tragedy. Eric Inigo Burnaby

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MLA Shin opens constituency office in Cariboo Heights Open house Nov. 28

That, combined with the “very limited” commercial Wanda Chow wchow@burnabynewsleader.com strips in Burnaby-Lougheed and the lack of available space Almost six months after in those centres made the being elected, Burnabysearch challenging, although Lougheed New Democrat “not unique.” MLA Jane Shin has opened Since the May election, her constituency office. Shin has been doing Located at the Crest her constituency work Plaza shopping centre, out of the Kingsway at 8699 10th Ave. on office of fellow NDP the Burnaby-New MLA Kathy Corrigan Westminster border, it’s (Burnaby-Deer Lake). not the last such office “Kathy’s going to be SHIN to be opened among an empty nester soon, new MLAs, noted seeing us go out now Shin. that we’ve grown our wings,” The criteria for the office Shin said with a laugh. space are many, including An open house will be held a need to be wheelchair at the new office on Thursday, accessible, easily accessible Nov. 28, 4:30 to 7 p.m. by road and transit, have a second emergency exit, and be twitter.com/WandaChow of a certain size, she said.

New shelters going up outside BCIT The City of Burnaby and BCIT are teaming up to make life a little easier, safer and more comfortable for students waiting for buses at stops in front of the Willingdon Street campus. Two new shelters featuring integrated LED lighting and advertising promoting BCIT and the city will be erected to replace existing shelters that have been in place since the 1980s. “The existing shelters are a little worse for wear and are no longer functioning the way we need them to,” said Mike Newall, the senior development

planner with BCIT’s campus development division. “The bus shelters are the first and last thing many people experience when they come to the Burnaby campus.” The shelters, which are built by a Quebec company, are expected to be up by February.

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Burnaby-Douglas New Democrat MP Kennedy Stewart is mulling a run for the leadership of the BC NDP. Stewart said he had people suggest he throw his hat in the ring when current leader Adrian Dix announced he would step down but those calls intensified after the NDP’s MLA John Horgan and MP Nathan Cullen dropped out. “A few people had called me and then, without soliciting any money, I’d had kind of an early guarantee of about $30,000 so people were willing to put their money where their mouth was,” he said from Ottawa. “I’ve had enough people call me now that I owe it to them to take a serious look at it.” Currently in his first term as MP, Stewart’s background is in academia as a political scientist and he’s currently on leave from a teaching post at Simon Fraser University. As for what supporters have cited as reasons he’d make a good provincial leader, he said they’re looking for a “non-establishment candidate, somebody outside the provincial wing of the NDP,” someone who’s well-versed in the economy and has the right personality to build a team. “I’m a pretty straight shooter.” He’s forming an exploratory committee to talk to stakeholders and see what they

think of his potential candidacy “It’s striking a balance.” and to help him gauge support. Stewart said there are still some As for what the provincial wing rules and dates for the leadership of the party needs, after losing the race to be solidified, although he last election in dramatic fashion expects the leader will be chosen following months of leading in the sometime in September 2014. polls, Stewart said, “They need “I don’t think anybody would somebody that can talk about the declare without that being sorted economy.” out.” Specifically, he Burnaby-New Westminster believes a leader needs NDP MP Peter Julian is also to be able to talk about among those considering building the province’s entering the race. resource economy while Stewart expects to make a also “diversifying our decision before the holidays knowledge economy.” and stressed he doesn’t want STEWART He noted that his to create uncertainty for experience as the others. Opposition critic for science and He noted that since being technology gives him a good elected in 2011, there’s been understanding of the approach numerous major changes needed. politically, including the death of “The future in B.C. is building federal NDP leader Jack Layton, our knowledge economy, that’s provincial and federal NDP like the tech sector, really using leadership races and the Federal our education to grow our GDP. Electoral Boundaries Commission So I know a lot about that from making significant changes to his my university experience and here riding for the next election. in Ottawa.” “I’ll have to make my decision On the environmental site because it affects other people,” he of things, he’s also led the way said of his timeline. in holding Kinder Morgan to “I don’t think you can leave account on its proposed pipeline people hanging forever.” twitter.com/WandaChow expansion through his riding.

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steel blades, although the poly plows are becoming more and more popular. The reason for the growing popularity is that poly is just as strong as steel and maybe stronger. They also have a lower coefficient of friction, which saves on fuel costs and is easier on your vehicle. The poly plows are also saturated with color all the way through so nicks and scratches do not show like they do with steel, plus they do not rust.

Attaching and detaching the plow is very important as well. You do not want to be freezing and trying to deal with getting a blade on and off your truck. Try the attachment system for yourself at the dealer so you can see firsthand how easy or difficult it is to use. Most snowplow makers use a single halogen light bulb, which are not bright enough; some makers have come out with dual halogen bulbs with the option of

upgrading to High Intensity Discharge. These HID lights are four times brighter than standard halogen bulbs and also last 10 times as long. Hydraulics is probably the most important part of the plow, along with the controls. Be sure the hydraulics system is dependable and the controls are simple and easy to use. Go for quality rather than trying to save a buck. Remember “you get what you pay for” definitely applies here. Cost for these units are $6,000 to $8,000 depending on the model. When it comes to the warranty, be sure to know exactly what you are getting and what the warranty covers. Some only cover parts, while others cover parts and labor. Warranties are usually either one year or two years; so pay attention to the warranty. Take all of these things into consideration when shopping for a snowplow and you will be able to choose the right one to suit your needs. ian.harwood@ drivewaybc.ca

Famous fake cars in movies and TV Hollywood loves to incorporate hot classic cars into movies and television shows. Producers and insurers are also notoriously risk-averse, preferring to use replicas rather than the hyper-valuable real deal whenever possible. Here are some of our favorite big- and small-screen fakes:

yellow car that appeared to be an ultra-rare Hemi ‘Cuda convertible was actually what is known as a “clone” or a car that started out as a lesser model but was restored to appear as a top shelf ‘Cuda. The difference in price is staggering — around 50 grand for the fake, more than $1 million for the real deal.

Nash Bridges 1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda: The San Francisco cop show revived Don Johnson’s career, pairing him with Cheech Marin (half of the stoner comedy team of Cheech and Chong). The

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off 1960 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder: The Ferris Bueller Ferrari is probably the best-known big screen fake. From a distance, it appears reason-

ably accurate, but Ferrari aficionados can spot the differences in their sleep, from the Triumph-sourced gauges to the MGB taillights. And don’t get them talking about the bogus Italian Borrani wire wheels. A real California Spyder is a $12 million car today. Miami Vice 1972 Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona: Don Johnson appears to be a bit of a magnet for fake cars. His black Daytona Spyder was actually a fake built on a Corvette chassis, and few Ferrari fans shed tears when the car was blown up in

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1960 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder. sight of Johnson’s character, Sonny Crockett, and his pet alligator, Elvis. Afterward, Crockett took to driving a white Ferrari Testarossa — a real one this time.

Top Gun 1958 Porsche Speedster: Kelly McGillis’ character drove this one around San Diego in the classic ’80s movie. Porsche Speedsters are among the

most replicated cars ever — most are convincing fiberglass bodies slapped on top of a VW Beetle platform. The replica featured in “Top Gun” appears to have been one of the good ones, built by longtime Speedster replica-maker Intermeccanica. They’re still in business in British Columbia turning out extremely high-quality vintage Porsche replicas. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1935 Auburn 851 Boattail Speedster: Indy’s sidekick Short Round still

holds the record for the best automotive chase involving a pre-teen driver. With blocks tied to the pedals, Short Round takes Jones and a lounge singer on a wild ride through pre-war Shanghai. The car was, of course, a complete fake, and not a particularly convincing one at that. Rob Sass is the vicepresident of content for Hagerty Insurance. Hagerty is the world’s leading specialist provider of classic car and boat insurance. Learn more at hagerty.ca.

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A16 NewsLeader Friday, November 22, 2013

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Friday, November 22, 2013 NewsLeader A17

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Driving to cut Big Oil profits ‘‘

The Accord plug-in coaxed me into a little competition with myself every time out to achieve maximum fuel efficiency.

Keith Morgan

’’

They should just call the 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Sedan the Gas Miser. The car is here for market testing right now but surely, it will see production next year and arrive in dealerships later in the year. And when it does sell your shares in Big Oil. It only sips gas by the spoonful; how else do you account for an easily achievable 4.1 L/100km combined city/highway fuel economy rating? Drive gently around town and you can purr along in all-electric mode for between 20 and 28 kms depending on road conditions. You won’t achieve that all at once, unless it’s the dead of night on a flat road, without any other traffic and green lights all the way. However, it is estimated that if you achieve that 20-plus all-electric ride during a 100 km journey, the power unit will consume electricity/gasoline at an equivalency of around 1.6 L/100km. In truth, it’s hard to put a real life meaning into that number but it is useful when comparing with other similarly equipped cars. But when you look at that number and the low gas/hybrid combined fuel performance, which enables you to journey 800 kilometres on one tank, it does plant the notion in one’s head that plug-in hybrids are the way to go for a while before we reach hydrogen fuel cell nirvana. The car is powered by Honda’s first two-motor hybrid system, and uses a new, delightfully named, Earth Dreams 2.0 litre i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine producing 137 horsepower, teamed with a powerful 124-kilowatt (kW) electric motor.

The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid Sedan is here for market testing, and is proving to be a real gas miser. Electric driving is supported by a 6.7 kilowatthour (kWh) lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery, and total system output is 196 horsepower. If your eyes glazed over at the obligatory statement of power unit specifications, join the club! Fuel economy interests me more. Like every other car with green aspirations that I have driven, it coaxed me into a little competition with myself every time out to achieve maximum fuel efficiency. It’s fun to select EV mode and pull away in the morning in silence, operating as a pure electric vehicle. Even in stop-and-go traffic, it works well, the regenerative braking keeps topping up the battery.

As the speedo creeps up the gas engine kicks in quietly and smoothly. If you select HV mode it operates as a conventional hybrid. I drove a production version of the Ford Fusion Energi a few months ago, which is similarly equipped and impresses equally with its infrequent need to visit the pump. The plug in Toyota Prius is another contender for the green dollar. The Ford is probably the nearest equivalent and sells for around $35,000 so that will be the sticker price to beat. I would like to hear from early adopters of the plug-in hybrid technology about their experiences. keith.morgan@drivewaybc.ca

Why women can negotiate a better car deal For many people, buying a car is a stressful process. Something worse than going to the dentist or for women, a Brazilian waxing. Ouch. It can be a lengthy one too. Furthermore, it doesn’t always start by going from dealership to dealership. In fact, most people have access to the Internet, so they’re doing their research beforehand, prior to even leaving their home and finding themselves on a dealer lot, or with glossy brochures in hand. They look at various vehicle reviews, flip through newspapers (like the one you’re reading now) and ask other

‘‘

The image of a damsel lost in a showroom, if it ever actually existed, is no longer something salespeople will – Vijay see. Jeyapalan

’’

Alexandra Straub

car owner’s opinions. When they get to the dealership, that’s when it becomes real. You take the car for a test drive, fall in love with it or walk away from it. When you find “the one” then comes the time to sign on the dotted line. But before you seal the deal, it’s time to negotiate, unless you’re happy with the price given. For women, this can be an even more intimidating process. Getting through the dealer’s door is just the first hurdle they feel they have to overcome. But for Vijay Jeyapalan, of Unhaggle (www.unhaggle.

com), which helps Canadian car buyers get the best price on their new car by getting dealers to compete to offer the lowest price – he’d argue that women are better negotiators than men; an idea that challenges societal norms when it comes to car buying. Jeyapalan says, “Before stepping into the showroom or test-driving a vehicle, most women are recognized to have done their homework and pre-purchase preparations. This advantage allows them to properly assess what they want upon arrival and ask the necessary questions to advance the car buying process.”

His point centres on the notion that when you know less, you prepare more. With all the tools out there, it’s not as difficult or as time-consuming as it has been in the past. Sites dedicated to women and automobiles are there to assist, as well as female car reviews, lifestyle writers, mommy bloggers and more. He adds that women don’t mind shopping around, browsing at various products, taking the information and then contemplating it. They aren’t always in a hurry to buy right then and there. “Many are convinced that the forceful tactics men

use during negotiations are actually working against them in car buying situations. Men tend to focus on status and act upon superiority, which is a poor way of negotiating. “While the man says, ‘Take it or leave it,’ the woman might be more collaborative and willing to compromise—thus making them better negotiators. Listening is the key, not aggression and intimidation.” He goes on to say that, “Women understand that a common ground is usually the best platform for a fair negotiation. Empathy plays a large role in that regards. Being able to view the situ-

ation from another person’s perspective doesn’t necessarily create an advantage, but it does allow the person to understand why they aren’t getting the upper hand.” Statistics show that more women are making car purchases than ever before. Granted they might not be experts when they walk in the door, but they generally know what they want. “The image of a damsel lost in a showroom, if it ever actually existed, is no longer something salespeople will see,” says Jeyapalan. alexandra.straub@ drivewaybc.ca


A18 NewsLeader Friday, November 22, 2013

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The makers of Bentley cars have launched a home collection inspired by their craftsmanship and materials.

My other sofa is a Bentley, you know Yes, yes, you are wondering what a picture of a four-seat sofa is doing in Driveway. Well, it is a Bentley after all. The new Bentley Home collection is inspired by the renowned craftsmanship and exquisite materials that characterize the interiors of all Bentley models.

The bodies of the new Richmond pieces are created with an embracing double shell that can be covered in either leather or a fine veneer of burr walnut. The same wide selection of veneers, which is available for Bentley car customers, is also available for most pieces in the collection. The wood is

then carefully matched to a padded structure covered in a light cashmere The colour palette is composed of varying neutral tones of ivory and taupe matched with shades of beige and cream. Intricate details such as the leather braid around the contours highlight the soft

and sinuous lines. The iconic quilted diamond pattern embossed in the leather interiors of a Bentley has also been interpreted into the unique designs of the furniture. No prices announced yet. keith.morgan@ drivewaybc.ca

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that special ornament for the tree, attending a particular holiday activity or event, or sharing With the recent time change we Christmas cheer with others who see more darkness than light, and may be in need. rain and general sogginess prevail. We have a couple of Christmas Halloween décor has been traditions at the Shadbolt Centre traded over to Christmas glitz, for the Arts that we hope will and we wonder where the time become part of your life this has gone. holiday season. As a distraction, Thursday, we might turn our Dec. 5 marks the attention to planned return of Seasonal vacations (that’s Celebration. what I’m dreaming Geraldine Parent Families of all of about right ages can enjoy an now—Mexican evening of free sunshine and warm balmy performances, hands-on activities temperatures) and the upcoming and entertainment. holiday season. Visit Gingerbread Lane, create Tradition abounds when we a door swag, decorate a cupcake think of Christmas, whether it is or make a card or gift bag and planning a special gathering of enjoy some new elements to the family or friends, exchanging a festival as we showcase holiday fun or unique gift, searching for traditions of the Jewish and ovember is that time of year where we look for any excuse to stay indoors.

Hotel Bethlehem is back for a third run at Shadbolt, a show full of humour that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Scandinavian cultures. There will be lots to do and experience at this year’s event starting at 5:30 p.m.

Drew McCreadie. Presented by Ruby Slippers Theatre in partnership with the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Hotel Bethlehem dares to entertain the near unthinkable: “What if the men who defined history were… idiots?” Diane Brown directs 11 of Vancouver’s finest and funniest performers in this new holiday favourite. Be prepared to laugh for two full hours as farce meets satire meets holiday fare. Evening performances of Hotel Bethlehem run Dec. 4 -7 in the James Cowan Theatre. For ticket information and all things Shadbolt visit shadboltcentre.com.

Also, back by popular demand this year is Hotel Bethlehem. Join us for another ride on this Christmas satire by playwright

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Winter Harp, Welsh Men’s Choir in concert Winter Harp, which had its origins in New Westminster, will perform at the Massey Theatre during its 20th anniversary tour. The show had its start in New West during the late 1980s when resident Lori Pappajohn and Alan Woodland, chief librarian for the public library at the time, began annual Christmas concerts featuring the harp and readings in the library. During the past 20 years, Winter Harp has evolved

into a program known for its “soul-stirring rendition of carols and its unique combination of harps, flutes, rare medieval instruments, percussion, poetry and song.” Each year the ensemble grew until it was doing up to 15 concerts in 12 cities in Western Canada and the United States during the three weeks leading up to CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Christmas. Winter Harp is performing at Massey Theatre in New Westminster, and also at two other venues in the region this holiday season. Winter Harp has

released 12 CDs and did a television special. The Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir teamed up with Winter Harp in 2006 for a Christmas concert at the Massey Theatre and it has become an annual tradition. “What a beautiful concert it is,” said Pappajohn. “Here you have the harps and flutes and all the instrumentation of Winter Harp combined with a choir of some

80 men. The result truly is spectacular. Powerful, really.” This year’s concert with the choir at the Massey will be held Sunday, Dec. 1, 2 p.m. Winter Harp will perform on its own Dec. 18 and 19 (7:30 p.m.) at Capilano University in North Vancouver and Dec. 21 at St. Andrew’sWesley United Church in Vancouver Dec. 21 (7:30 p.m.). More details are available at www.winterharp.com.

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C h r i s t m a s at O v e r ly n n Mansion: Experience Christmas celebrations in traditional festive surroundings of this marquee 1909 mansion and spread the cheer by helping raise funds for seniors housing at Seton Villa. Shop for works by artisans, specialty gifts, baked goods and poinsettias and view works by members of the Burnaby Artists Guild. Admission by donation, includes apple cider and cookies. When: Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23-24, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: 401 N. Esmond, North Burnaby.

Christmas Craft Fair: St. Thomas More Colleg iate presents its annual craft fair. When: Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23 and 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: 7450 12th Ave., Burnaby.

Wild Winter Gala: Fundraiser for the Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C. featuring fine dining, live music, and a live and silent auction which includes art, vacations, balloon rides and wine collections. When: Saturday, Nov. 23, 5:30 to 10 p.m. Where: Riverway Golf Clubhouse, 9001 Bill Fox Way, Burnaby. Tickets: $125 each or $1,100 per table. Reserve: 604526-2747 or gala@wildliferescue. ca. Burnaby Hospice Society: For anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one, the coming holiday season is often a challenging and difficult time. The society provides free grief counselling and grief group support programs including, the “Finding Hope Surviving the Loss of Parent” weekly support group, and the bi-weekly spousal/partner loss group “Surviving the Loss of a Love.” All services are free-ofcharge to Burnaby residents. Info: 604-520-5024 or mchute@ burnabyhospice.org.

Finding Gold in Family Stories: Have you ever wanted to know more about the lives of your parents, but were reluctant to ask? Join broadcaster and author Vera Rosenbluth for this fascinating workshop about interviewing your family. Free but space limited. When: Saturday, Nov. 23, 2 to 4 p.m. Where: McGill branch library, 4595 Albert St., Burnaby. Register: 604-299-8955.

Scandinavian Craft Fair: Christmas craft fair sponsored by Purpurit Finnish Folk Dancers with over 30 vendors selling arts and crafts, baked goods, and Christmas goodies. Refreshments and Scandinavian specialties available. Free admission. When: Sunday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St., Burnaby.

Workshop for Newcomers on Canadian Culture & Social Expectations: Conducted in English, Dari, and Pashto by MOSAIC, a non-profit dedicated to addressing settlement issues that affect immigrants and refugees. Free. When: Wednesday, Nov. 27, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: MOSAIC Highgate Office, #3–7155 Kingsway, Burnaby. Register: 778-861-4818.

Canadian Citizenship Test Preparation: Total six-hour workshop conducted in two parts by MOSAIC, a nonprofit dedicated to addressing settlement issues that affect immigrants and refugees. Free. When: Nov. 25 and 27, 5:30– 8:30 p.m. Where: Bob Prittie Metrotown Burnaby Public Library, 6100 Willingdon Ave., Burnaby. Register: 604-436-5400.

Ukrainian Perogy Supper: When: Friday, Nov. 29, 5 to 8 p.m. (Perogy sales from 11a.m. to 3 p.m.) Where: Holy Eucharist Church Hall, 4th Ave. and 5th Street, New Westminster. Info: 604-526-0988 or 604-522-7711.

CHEZNOUS: Christmas With Elektra featuring Benjamin Britten’s centenary performance of Ceremony of Carols with harpist Heidi Knutzen and the Little Flower Academy Chamber Choir, under the direction of Morna Edmundson and Marizza Mislang. When: Saturday, Nov. 30, 2 p.m. Where: Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Avenue, New Westminster. Tickets: available at Queens Avenue United Church or at the door. Info: 604522-1606. Holly Tea and Fair: Girl Guides of Canada presents kids games, a silent auction, home baking, crafts, and a garage sale. Tea will be served and food bank donations collected at the door. When: Saturday, Nov. 30, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Where: South Burnaby United Church Hall, 7551 Gray Ave. (corner Rumble & Gray). Christmas Fair: When: Saturday, Nov. 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: All Saints Anglican Church, 7405 Royal Oak Ave., Burnaby. Christmas Open House: Horse lovers will have the opportunity to meet the horses of Burnaby at an event hosted by volunteers from the Burnaby Horsemen’s Association. Featuring pony rides, barn tours, horse demos, free manure for your garden, information about programs, and the facility in general. Bring cash for concession snacks, raffle and craft sale and wellheeled boots for pony rides. Free family event, everyone welcome. When: Sunday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Burnaby Equestrian Centre, 9080 Avalon Ave., Burnaby (the east side of Burnaby Lake). Info: www. burnabyhorsemensassociation.

com/ or burnabyhorsemens association@gmail.com. The Importance of Being Uncle Roscoe: The Vagabond Players present a comedy by Pat Cook, directed by Gina Gaudet. Father has been fired, and Christmas promises to be bleak. Uncle Roscoe, who the family hasn’t met, is due to arrive any day for a visit. Add in some gossipy neighbours, a couple of con men, some lively youngsters, a plastic-perfect newswoman and hilarious case of mistaken identity, and all the ingredients are in place for a hilarious evening at the theatre. When: Dec. 4-21, Wednesday to Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday matinees, 2 p.m. Where: Bernie Legge Theatre, Queens Park, New Westminster. Tickets: $15, Seniors/Students $13, Two-for-one previews Dec. 4-6. Reservations: 604-521-0412 or reservations@vagabondplayers. ca. Bonsor Centre Health Alert: Drop-in blood pressure, weight m o n i to r i ng , h e al th i nf o, massage, socialization and relaxation. Presentation (at 10:35 a.m.) on safety, communication and management when dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease. Suggested donation: $2. When: Monday, Nov. 25, 9 to 10:45 a.m. Where: Bonsor Seniors Centre (55+), 6533 Nelson Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-297-4956.

Volunteer Knitters or Crocheters Needed: Are you a knitter or crocheter? Do you create items for babies or small children? The Auxiliary to Burnaby Hospital would welcome your brandnew, home-made items to sell in the fundraising gift shop. Info: Burnaby Hospital Volunteer Resources, 604-412-6130.

OngOing Gilpin Badminton Club: Seeks new members aged 18 and up for recreational and competitive play. When: Tuesdays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Where: Gilpin elementary school, Burnaby. Cost: $4 drop-in, $60 for yearly membership. Info: Linda, 604298-9059, or Jean, 604-420-3198. Dominoes Meet: Weekly game of Dominoes (Mexican Train) for players 55 and over. Come join our enthusiastic group playing on three tables. When: Every Tuesday, 12:30 to 4 p.m. Where: Willow room, Cameron Seniors’ Recreation Centre, 9523 Cameron St., Burnaby (N of Lougheed Town Centre). Info: 604-297-4453.

Burnaby Cactus and Succulent Society: N ew m e m b e r s welcome. When: Meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 12 p.m. (no meetings June to August or in December). Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex, Burnaby. Info: Pat, 604-921-7042.

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A22 NewsLeader Friday, November 22, 2013

Decorating and dazzling your home for the holidays By Kerry Vital

Holiday decorations are multiplying in the malls and Christmas carols are already playing on the radio. Festive parties are being planned, and it’s time to start considering how you’ll be decorating your home. If you’re looking for inspiration, the West Coast Christmas Show at Abbotsford’s Tradex will offer plenty of it. As one of

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Western Canada’s largest holiday season shows, it won’t be hard to find what you’re looking for and maybe learn some new tricks for making your home sparkle. One of the biggest trends in holiday decor this year is nontraditional colours. “Everyone knows of the classic Christmas colours: red, green, gold,” says Sarah McNeil, designer at Fluff Design & Decor. “This year, we’re going to show you some new ideas.” Fluff Design & Decor is one of the main stage presenters at this year’s show. “You need to keep it simple,” says McNeil. “Everyone

has seen a house where ... it looks overdone. Less is more.” “Everyone is so busy during the holiday season and it’s easy to get overwhelmed or go overboard,” says Leanne Droder of Clayfun Creations. “For years I went crazy decorating for Christmas and it would stress me out if I didn’t get it all done, ... Once I started concentrating on the things that meant the most to me or I truly loved, then decorating became something to look forward to again.” Flowers are always an integral part of any holiday display, whether it’s a poinsettia or a contemporary table centrepiece. “When you’re looking for a poinsettia, make sure it has a nice, deep, rich colour and lots of leaves,” says Tony Hui of 99 Nursery and Florist. “The leaves should be dark green. If the leaves are yellow and the berries fall off, that’s a stressed plant.” The West Coast Christmas Show takes place from Nov. 22 to Nov. 24. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.westcoastchristmasshow.com.

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Marcon’s Regan’s Walk is located in an incredibly walkable neighbourhood, with shopping, dining, schools and transit all within easy walking distance. Inside, you’ll find spacious floorplans and elegant details such as nine-foot ceilings, wide-plank laminate flooring and large windows.

Adding up the perfect little details at Regan’s Walk By Kerry Vital

Marcon is bringing its signature style to West Coquitlam with Regan’s Walk, a condominium development that offers a lot more than just beautiful homes. “Marcon is always aiming for perfection,” says sales manager Celia Chiu. “You can definitely see the difference in a Marcon home.” Regan’s Walk showcases plenty of that perfection.

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“It’s all the little details,” says Chiu. “I’ve never seen any other developer pay so much attention to details.” Among those little details are a motionsensor light underneath the bathroom vanity that allows you to illuminate the space just enough to be able to see what you’re doing without having to turn on the overhead lights; something especially convenient at night. Another particularly special detail that Chiu notes are the USB charging stations in most homes that are integrated seamlessly into the kitchen and bedroom. “These kind of things go a long way,” says Chiu. “It really demonstrates the quality of these homes.” Nine-foot ceilings and huge windows contribute to the open, airy feel of the homes. Buyers are able to choose between two colour schemes, Grey and Natural, giving you the ability to make your place fit your personal

style just a bit more. Wide-plank laminate flooring throughout the main living areas and modern scrolled level-loop nylon carpeting throughout the bedrooms give you that extra touch of elegance. Other quality finishings include stainlesssteel appliances in the kitchen, complemented by the modern thermafoil cabinetry, with Shaker uppers in Euro White and eased edge square-profile lowers in either Covaren Crystal or Miltown Oak, and solid quartz countertops. The bathrooms feature their own solid quartz countertops, along with Euro White Shaker cabinetry, a deep soaker tub and convenient vanities. You’ll also find a steelframed mirror with brushed steel accent light bar and a full-height tile tub and shower surround. The 71 one-, two- and three-bedroom homes are available in a wide range of

floorplans encompassing approximately 629 to over 1,000 square feet. Generous patios and terraces extend your living space outside, and select ground-level homes include a street entry gate for added convenience. Meanwhile, some of the south-facing third- and fourthfloor homes feature stunning views. Homeowners will have access to an outdoor amenity space, including a children’s play area. You’ll find the future Evergreen Line just three minutes away, as well as shopping, dining, education and recreation opportunities within easy walking distance. “This neighbourhood is definitely growing,” says Chiu. “Regan’s Walk is immersed in this emerging little city.” Buyers will be able to take possession of their new home in mid-2015. Available homes at Regan’s Walk start at $229,900. For more information, visit www.reganswalk.ca, call 604-492-0222 or stop by the sales centre, located at Burquitlam Plaza, 408-522 Clarke Road, Coquitlam, open daily (except Fridays) between noon and 5 p.m.

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A24 NewsLeader Friday, November 22, 2013

A GROUNDBREAKING INVITE FROM ELLIOT STREET The Censorio Group would like to invite you to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for New Westminster’s newest residential development - Elliot Street. We will be joined by the Mayor of New Westminster, Wayne Wright. We value the support of friends, old and new, and hope you can join us in celebrating the official groundbreaking as we move into this vibrant community. We welcome you to visit us at the presentation centre after the ceremony. EVENT + PARKING DIRECTIONS

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The position offers a great work environment with a competitive salary and benefits package. The Chilliwack Progress, first published in 1891, is currently a twice-weekly award winning community newspaper. We are a part of Black Press, Canada’s largest independent print media company with newspapers in both Canada and the Untied States. Please send a resume with cover letter to publisher@theprogress.com by 5:00 pm Sunday December 1, 2013, to: Carly Ferguson, Publisher by email: publisher@theprogress.com

Zone Checker

No phone calls please.

The Burnaby NewsLeader is looking for energetic and customer friendly individuals for its Circulation Department. The right candidate must have excellent communication and organizational skills, attention to detail, the ability to work with minimum supervision, and basic knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook Express.

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Candidates considered for the position will be innovative and energetic and work well under pressure in a fast paced environment. They will be both creative and entrepreneurial in nature with a proven sales record.

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This individual will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the advertising team, developing and managing new products and exceeding the department’s sales targets. The Advertising Manager will work closely with the Creative Services Manager to provide the best results for advertising clients. Developing relationships with community leaders and businesses is a must.

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The successful candidate will lead a professional sales team with a strong mandate to grow both print and online revenue. They will strive to build a team that will be one of the best in the industry.

Deliver newspapers on Wednesdays & Fridays in your neighbourhood.

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HELP WANTED

The Chilliwack Progress has an immediate opening for a full-time Advertising Manager, reporting to the Publisher.

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

CARRIERS NEEDED in Burnaby

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Advertising Manager

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HELP WANTED

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Duties include supervising 100+ youth carriers, recruiting and hiring new carriers, surveying old and new delivery areas, monitoring carrier performance, and following up on householder delivery concerns. A reliable vehicle is a must. A vulnerable sector criminal record check is also mandatory. This permanent part-time position is available immediately. Please forward your resumé to:

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Circulation Manager Burnaby New Westminster NewsLeader 7438 Fraser Park Drive Burnaby, BC V5J 5B9 circmanager@burnabynewsleader.com No phone calls please.

PAYROLL ADMINISTRATOR If you are good with numbers and attentive to detail, consider leveraging your strengths towards a career as a Payroll Administrator. No matter which industry you work in, the Accounting and Payroll Administrator program offers you key skills that can save time and resources spent on HR and Accounting.

All emailed submissions will receive a reply for confirmation of receipt; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further.

Career Opportunities:

Benefits Liaison O Pay and Benefits Administrator Payroll Officer O Financial Officer O Financial Clerk Accounting Clerk O Personnel Clerk

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HELP WANTED

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 260

ELECTRICAL

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

YARD PERSON, F/T Mega Cranes Ltd. an industry leader, is seeking an energetic, aggressive, self starter for full time yard position. Must have a valid driver’s license, have a minimum grade 12 education. If you are interested in this exciting and unique opportunity. Please Fax or email resume Attn. Mike Fax: 604-599-5250 email:mike@megacranes.com email:info@megacranes.com

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES Canuel Caterers

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 320

BC’s largest High School Cafeteria Company with over 50 locations is now interviewing. Counter Attendants / Cashiers / Food Prep, 4-7 hour shift Monday to Friday during the school year at a high school near you.

FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS

Central Creek Construction Refinish & Sand Hardwood Floors. BBB / WCB 604-773-7811 centralcreek@gmail.com www.centralcreek.com

Fax resume 1-604-503-0951 or jobs@canuelcaterers.ca

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

$45/Hr

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

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604-537-4140 ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020

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

required by Pitt Meadows based company.Experience with trouble shooting to the component level is nec. Valid D.L. is required. Please forward resumes to:

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

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

Prestige Painters

HEAVY EQUIPMENT Technicians required for work in Fort McMurray. If you are interested in a balanced schedule, competitive wages and benefits please send your resume to: hr@gladiatorequipment.com or fax to 1-780-986-7051.

All your carpentry needs & handyman requirements.

Call: Chris 604-351-5001

604-218-3064

www.prestigepainters.ca

PIANOS & HOT TUBS NO PROBLEM!

www.paintspecial.com 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL

604.587.5865

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

www.recycleitcanada.ca

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.

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By RECYCLE-IT!

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

*Pros *Reliable *Refs. avail.

Daniel: 778-999-9122 Central Creek Construction Specialize in Kitchen & Bath Reno’s. BBB / WCB 604-773-7811 centralcreek@gmail.com www.centralcreek.com

JUNK REMOVAL

Free Estimates!

Specializing in basement reno’s, bathrooms & kitchens. Installation of drywall, flooring & tiling. Plumbing, electrical, and more. *25 years exp. Free Estimates.

~ no phone calls please ~

Brad’s Bin Service 604.220.5865

DISPOSAL BINS By Recycle-it

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

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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PLUMBING

But Dead Bodies!!

604-728-3009

20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !

604.220.JUNK(5865)

Certified, Insured & Bonded

info@jkbconstruction.com www.jkbconstruction.com

Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988

RELIABLE & AFFORDABLE

Journeyman Call 604-345-0899

HOME IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry, painting, drywall, tiles Quality work - reasonable price Martin 778-355-5840

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

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APPLIANCES

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MISC. FOR SALE

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

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS PIANO. Mason & Risch Toronto Comes with bench. Low standing. Good condition $600. 604-854-5929

BURNABY: Metrotown - Lrg 2 bdrm g/l. full bath, F/P. N/S N/P. $950 inc util. 604-837-5795/604-451-5795 Coquit. Harbour Chimes 1 bdrm brand new. inc heat/alarm, granite counters n/p. $950: 604-788-1275

POSSESSORY REPAIRMANS LIEN

Maple Ridge character very clean 3 bdrm rancher 1/4 acre 2 lge shed ns/np Dec1. $1450. 604-941-3259 MAPLE RIDGE Rancher - Laity St. 3 bdrms, 2baths, large yard & shop. Near schools & transit. $1500. Avail Dec 1st or Jan1st. (604)463-9725. PITT MEADOWS, 3 bdrm house Nr bus & shops. $1250/mo. Avail now. (604)763-2808

SUITES, LOWER

MAILLARDVILLE. Clean 1 bdrm main lvl. Priv entry. strg, prkg, incl ht/hydro. N/S. Avl now. Small cat neg. $700/mo. 604-937-7161 aft. 4. NEW WEST: Bachelor Ste, Dec. 1. Shrd bthrm. No Drugs. $485/mo inc heat & light. (604)780-0048 PORT COQ n/side. 2Bd gr/lvl suite, sep ent, f/p, laund, nr all amens. n/s n/p, $855 +1/3 utils. 604-306-1701.

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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

REAL ESTATE

CRESCENT Plumbing & Heating Licensed Residential 24hr. Service

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CONCRETE & PLACING

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

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HOME REPAIRS

LOCAL PLUMBER $45 Service Call Plumbing, Heating, Plugged Drains. Mustang Plumbing 778-714-2441

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS Placing & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 34 Years Exp. Free Estimates. coastalconcrete.ca

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

625

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

If I can’t do it It can’t be done

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LANDSCAPING

* * * * * *

Fall Cleanup - Gardening work Lawn cutting Trees, shrubs. Property Maint., Fencing Hedging & pruning New Turf or lawn

Cell 778-688-1012 msg

shawlandcom@yahoo.ca

810

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

604-572-3733 www.tkhaulaway.com

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SUNDECKS

BURNABY: RARE View lot south Capitol Hill 7700 SF. STUNNING VIEWS of S. Burnaby, Dwtn Vancouver, + more. Excellent location in great neighbourhood. $1,088,000.00 Call 604-294-1043 Please note: No walking on property without seller present. Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

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

COMPLETE Roofing Ltd. Repairs & gutters, all roofs. WCB, BBB, Reas guaranteed. Sr Disc. 604-725-0106 Canuck Roofing All Roof Repairs Any job big or small. Free Est. *WCB *Insured *BBB 778-772-1969

SHAW LANDSCAPING LTD We do Complete Landscaping

TRANSPORTATION

mikes hauling 604-516-9237

Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222 INTERIORS: Baths (reno’s/ repairs) specializing in drywall, doors, flooring, tiling, plumbing, painting, miscellaneous, etc. VERSATILE! EXPERIENCED IN OVER 30 LINES OF WORK! * Quality work * Prompt Service * Fair prices For positive results Call Robert SERVICE CALLS WELCOME

FOR SALE BY OWNER

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

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! 604-626-9647

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES 373B

TILING

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

• DIFFICULTY SELLING? •

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

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Anna Murray, also known as Anna Annette Murray and Annette Murray, Deceased, late of #1204 – 710 – 7th Avenue, New Westminster, British Columbia, are hereby required to send particulars of their claims to the Executor at the following address: c/o McQuarrie Hunter LLP, Barristers & Solicitors Attention: ALLISON M. CATHERWOOD #1500 – 13450 102nd Avenue Surrey, B.C. V3T 5X3 before the 19th day of December, 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to claims of which the Executor then has notice.

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005

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

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

HOMES FOR RENT

MAPLE RIDGE CENTRAL 2 Bdrm small Heritage house. Total new looks with brand new furnace with heat pump, air filtration & air cond, new wiring, plumbing, W/D, F/S window coverings, covered patio, fenced backyard w/playhouse & shed, gated. N/S, pet ok $1275. Ref’s a Must. 12219-227th St. Call: (604)467-4583

750 506

APPLIANCES FOR SALE

Hauling Anything..

100% Heating & Plumbing 24/7

“Award Winning Renovations” 32 Years of Experience

MERCHANDISE 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

604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

Residential & Commercial

YELLOW LAB PUPS. 3 females. Ready to go. Vet checked. $600. 604-852-6176 Abbotsford.

6 - 50 Yard Bins

bradsjunkremoval.com

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com

TOY POODLE PUP 6 weeks old. Male, white with black markings $700. 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602

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

Starting from $99.00

PAVING/SEAL COATING

P/B GERMAN ROTTWEILER Puppies. ready Dec. 1st. $1000/firm. (778)899-3326

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

Call (604) 931-2670

CAIRN TERRIER Puppies. Home raised, Shots, dewormed. $450. 778-808-0570, 604-859-1724

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

BERNESE MOUNTAIN Dog Puppies. Vet checked with first shots and ready for loving homes. $975. Langley area. 778-241-5504.

German Shorthaired Pointer Puppies, CKC, vet check, great family pets and hunting companions. Avail. Dec 24. $650. 604-703-5744

845

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

PETS

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

.Can-Pro Paint & Drywall. 3 rooms $250. Over 25 yrs of quality service. Insured/Free Est. 604-7717052

Home Improvement

or: adam@meiinternational.com

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

D & N TOTAL CARE

Adam @ #12-11443 Kingston St Maple Ridge, V2X 0Y6

Welcome Home !

PETS

2004 HONDA ACCORD EX 4 cyl 2.4 110,000 KM 4 Doors, Auto, Fully Loaded $7600 778-881-9999

APARTMENT/CONDO

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

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Specializing in • Concrete • Forming • Framing • Siding

ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN

RENTALS 706

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

•Condos •Townhomes •House Interiors

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

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

• Additions • Renovations • New Construction

TRADES, TECHNICAL

#301- 214-11th St. Priv 1 bdrm + 1 bath, 720 sq.ft. New roof. Prkg, gym & locker. Pay only $945/mo. with $11,000 down. $225K. Call David @ Re/Max 604-328-8250.

LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE

MOON CONSTRUCTION BUILDING SERVICES

tbrebner@tybo.ca workwithus@tybo.ca

CARS - DOMESTIC

2008 PONTIAC VIBE White, meticulously maintained, air, auto, very clean. Higher kms (mostly highway), drives great. $4995/obo. 604-575-5347

604-787-5915/604-291-7778

www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca

Administrative Assistant

Email resumes to:

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NEW WESTMINSTER

• Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates

www.affordablemoversbc.com

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

669

TRANSPORTATION

removal done RIGHT!

GUTTER CLEANING

287

TREE SERVICES

REAL ESTATE

TREE & STUMP

Call Ian 604-724-6373

for Construction Co. site trailer. Will require an organized person and accounting exp. suggested.

374

AFFORDABLE MOVING

DRAIN Tiles, Sewer, Water Video Inspection, Jack Hammering, Hand Excavating CALL TOBIAS 604.782.4322

275

MOVING & STORAGE

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

BAJ EXCAVATING DEMO, Sewer, storm, drainage, remove concrete & blacktop, old house drainage. Call 604-779-7816.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

AUTO FINANCING

By virtue of a POSSESSORY REPAIRMANS LIEN(s) for NATIONAL TRUCK CENTRE INC. dba. VOLVO TRUCKS OF VANCOUVER., we will dispose of the following units to recover the amount of indebtedness noted plus any additional cost of storage, seizure and sale. 13-100 2009 VOLVO Vin: 4V4NC9EJX9N270389 Registered Owner: ELEMENT FINANCIAL BC LEASING CORPORATION and RED STAR TRANSPORT INC. Indebtedness $ 6,526.90 Day of sale is Friday December,6, 2013 12:00 NOON. Absolute Bailiffs Inc. 6990 Greenwood Street, Burnaby, B.C. Contact: Sheldon Stibbs(604) 522-2773.


A28 NewsLeader Friday, November 22, 2013

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