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New master plan for Larco land To have three towers instead of five, and include hotel Grant Granger
Renée Nixdorf says she and her 5-month-old daughter Zophia have benefited tremendously from the Baby Talk program through Fraser Health and the City of New Westminster.
Despite fears, Baby Talk to continue Participants were told popular program being axed by Fraser Health Grant Granger
All the talk about Baby Talk being cancelled appears to have been premature. At least for now. Fraser Health said despite fears from participants, the popular program for new parents in New Westminster will continue into the new year. That’s a relief to Renée Nixdorf,
mother of five-month-old Zophia and campaigner for the program’s retention. Nixdorf and fellow Baby Talkers had been told by the public health nurse who runs the program Wednesday afternoons at the Centennial Community Centre (CCC) that her boss had said it would not be continuing. So they started a campaign to tell Fraser Health how important the program was to New Westminster. The program features speakers on a variety of topics concerning new parents, and has helped many build
a support network as they navigate their new role. “It’s very helpful to not only hear the experts, but the other mothers,” said Nixdorf. CCC programmer Ramona Manzer said a typical Baby Talk session brings out between 30 to 35 parents. It’s so big Manzer has had to move it from one of the centre’s meeting rooms into the gymnasium to accommodate all the babies, parents and their paraphernalia. “I do know we have numerous parents upset this is being
cancelled,” said Manzer last week. On Friday, however, Fraser Health spokeswoman Nasifa Abdullah said Baby Talk will continue into the winter session and speakers are already being booked. She said, at this time, there has not been any region-wide decision to change the service. “It is definitely good news,” said Nixdorf on Monday. “I hope they’re not just going to do the winter session and skip spring and summer. That’s definitely what I’m worried about.” twitter.com/lonegrangerbnw
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New Westminster and Larco Investments have come up with a new master plan for developing its waterfront site. It’s been nearly two decades since Larco’s property located between the Fraser River Discovery Centre and Westminster Pier Park was first rezoned. Today, it’s a parking lot, and the last piece of land on the river in New West zoned for high density. Previous plans called for five towers, with above-grade parking, but with nothing happening the city went to Larco seeking more dynamic plans to improve the connection between the waterfront and Downtown, have better sightlines and still be economically viable for Larco. The latest master plan revealed in a report to city council Monday calls for more open space, three towers instead of five to maintain sightlines, two acres of dedicated park connecting to Westminster Pier Park, and an extended waterfront esplanade. Please see PARK, A3
A2 NewsLeader Wednesday, December 4, 2013
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CITYPAGE IRVING HOUSE REOPENS IN TIME FOR VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS Following two months of work, Irving House has re-opened just in time for our annual Victorian Christmas celebrations. A new geothermal heating and cooling system has been installed to care for our City’s oldest home.
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ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW NUMBER 7645, 2013
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Location: 41 and 175 Duncan Street, New Westminster (as shown on the map)
There are several changes coming for 2014. One important change is the recycling of glass products. Although glass is a recyclable product, it will no longer be accepted as a curbside collection item. The Depot is still a great way to recycle your glass (6th Ave & McBride, open: Wed-Sun 10:00 am – 6:00 pm). More details are provided in the new collection schedule. If you have not received a new schedule by the third week of December, or if you require an extra copy, schedules can be found on our website at www.newwestcity.ca or picked up at the following locations: City Hall, Library, Community Centres, Recycling Depot, and Tow Yard/Animal Shelter.
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Purpose: The purpose of this bylaw is to: 1.
Establish the Comprehensive Development Districts (Duncan Street Townhouse)(CD-42) and Comprehensive Development Districts (Duncan Street Apartment)(CD-43) zoning schedules; and
2. To rezone 41 and 175 Duncan Street from Heavy Industrial Districts (M-2) to Comprehensive Development Districts (Duncan Street Townhouse) (CD-42), Comprehensive Development Districts (Duncan Street Apartment)(CD-43), Heavy Industrial Districts (M-2) and Park Districts (P-10). The applicants propose to develop 48 townhouse units, 425 apartment units, relocate the existing dyke to the perimeter of the site and construct a section of the Queensborough perimeter trail on the dyke. The dyke and trail would be dedicated to the City of New Westminster for park purposes. Queries: Development Services Department: Jim Hurst, 604-527-4588 Inspection of Documents: A copy of the proposed bylaws, supporting staff reports and relevant background documentation may be inspected at the Development Services Department (Planning), City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, British Columbia, Monday to Friday inclusive (except statutory holidays) between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm from Tuesday, November 26, 2013 to Monday, December 9, 2013. Public Participation: All persons, who believe their interest in the property is affected by the proposed bylaw shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard, or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the bylaw prior to the close of the Public Hearing. Written submissions must be addressed to Mayor and Council, and submitted through one of the following methods: Email: Fax: Hard Copy:
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Submissions received for the Public Hearing will be included in the public information package for Council’s consideration, which will be available on the City of New Westminster website (www.newwestcity.ca), with other associated information. No further information can be considered by Council after the conclusion of the Public Hearing. Jan Gibson, Acting Corporate Officer This meeting will be broadcast over the internet and/or television.
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Park portion would take about 1/3 of site parking. It’s expected work could Monday’s staff report said begin on amending the zoning traffic modeling software in early 2014. shows the existing street The plans call for three network would not be tall, slender towers on the significantly impacted by western portion of the site the three towers, although with about 800 residential lineups could still be expected units. Townhouses would be when trains are coming incorporated into the base of through. the third tower while retail It noted that while an would be in the other two. overpass at Sixth Street Provision for a 150-room would improve access, it hotel would be in the middle would be very expensive, IMAGE COURTESY CITY OF NEW WESTMINSTER tower, the development’s impact the proposed park A new concept for the Larco site on the New Westminster waterfront reduces the number of towers from five to three, and would add signature structure. The extension and impede river two acres to Westminster Pier Park. report said the city recently views from Front Street. It did a feasibility study that become an expansion Larco is willing to provide suggests an at-grade crossing determined a Downtown hotel of Westminster Pier 80 stalls for public use by for pedestrians, cyclists and near the Anvil Centre would be Park. Infrastructure to the Fraser River Discovery emergency vehicles at the foot of feasible. allow boats to dock on Centre and the River Market. Sixth Street instead. A child-care facility would be the wharf would also be Plans for the site have been The report said the first included in tower 3 next to the included. in the works for nearly 20 open house for the plans will park. The development’s years, with Larco applying be held at the River Market, The towers would range from parking would all be for a rezoning in 1994 that Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 4 to 25 to 45 storeys, and be organized below grade with a ratio it received in 1996. In 2004, 7 p.m., with another in early around a waterfront street—an of .9 spaces per residential Larco returned to request February. Presentations will also extension of Quayside Drive— unit, including visitor the go ahead for a different be made to the Downtown and and public plazas connected and public parking. version of the development, Quayside residents association, by a 30-foot wide waterfront It’s a ratio the report which was approved in 2006. the Downtown Business esplanade. said is supported by the Both of those plans called Improvement Association and The park portion would take Downtown Parking various other organizations and The plan for the site approved in 2006 included five for 1,000 residential units in up about a third of the site and Strategy. five towers with above-grade committees. towers, as shown in this artist’s rendering.
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Harsh budget reality hits NWSS parents School’s operating budget for 2013-14 already exhausted: Principal’s message Grant Granger
Parents of New Westminster secondary students shouldn’t be shocked the school’s operating budget for 2013-14 has already run out, says board of education chair Michael Ewen. Principal Phil Cookson’s message in the NWSS’ monthly newsletter last week included some harsh realities that alarmed parents. He told them in order to balance this year’s district budget the board had slashed the school’s
operating budget from its usual Bruyneel. “This is stuff you have $800,000 to $65,000, and that to have for everyday, and this is money has already been spent. stuff they don’t have and may not NWSS parent advisory council have for next year.” (PAC) chair Stephen Bruyneel With the district obligated said although the PAC knew it to begin paying back the was coming, it hadn’t been approximately $5 million broadly communicated in accumulated debt in with parents in the district. 2014-15, Bruyneel said “On the one hand I parents want to know what want to give Phil a lot of it means for their children credit and the previous next year because many principals because I BRUYNEEL felt this year there wasn’t understand they were able enough of an advance to put some away for a warning. rainy day. It’s a storm right now. “Letting them know at least All that money that had been gives them time to plan,” said saved is essentially gone. How he Bruyneel. “Bad news is bad, but is going to get through the rest if you know early enough you can of the year I don’t know,” said plan for it .”
He added options for parents would include rallying to raise funds for their school or sending their kids outside the district. “The bottom line for us is the earlier we know the better,” said Bruyneel. Ewen said when the board decided to cut school supply budgets to 10 per cent of previous ones it was reported in the local press. “You can say it to people and have a decent idea of what it means, but until reality hits people don’t realize what it actually means,” said Ewen. He believes the issue highlights the need for the district to have a communications specialist to
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Club sold for $1.3M Sold to non-profit with its roots in Woodlands
we hoped for, but it’s over. “I’m sure the buyers are very happy, they got an exceptional piece of property at a very good price.” The buyer is the Community Living Society, currently based in Burnaby. It was founded in the late 1970s by the Woodlands Parents Group to help children with disabilities transition back into their communities. The Westminster Club was founded as a private gentleman’s club in 1889 and has been in the Westminster Building since it was built in 1912, when it was billed as the tallest skyscraper west of Chicago. The club bought the building in 1983 and then turned it into strata ownership while retaining the top floor with its panoramic views of Downtown and the Fraser River. Domaas said after the first lender gets its money, next to be paid will be the overdue strata fees and city taxes. There won’t, however, be enough left over to pay any of the three members that loaned their own money to the club. “It’s unfortunate. The directors have all worked hard to pull this together. Everyone’s just tired,” said Domaas, who added possession date for the property is Jan. 9.
The venerable Westminster Club property has been sold to a nonprofit organization with roots in the parents of residents of New Westminster’s infamous Woodlands institution. However, the selling price of $1,315,000 in the court-ordered sale wasn’t quite what the 124-year old club had hoped for. With membership dwindling down to its current 10 members and debts increasing, the club’s 7,400 square feet at the top of the seven-storey Westminster Building on Columbia Street at Begbie Street, were put on sale in May 2012 for $1.975 million. Although the holder of the club’s first mortgage had found a buyer, the club believed the offer wasn’t high enough. A Vancouver court ordered a sealed-bid process with a deadline of Monday. “No other bidders came forward. We all had thought there would be another bidder because it was a very low price. That’s the way the market goes, it’s difficult to deal with so that’s where we’re at,” said club president Allen Domaas. “It was disappointing for everybody involved … It’s certainly not what
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Greenhouse gas trial balloon leaks VICTORIA – Last week I described the inevitable demise of B.C.’s “carbon neutral government” scheme, which continues to take millions from hospitals and schools to fund greenhouse gas reduction projects of questionable value. It’s like the AirCare program, a pollution solution that sounded great at the time. AirCare soon found itself chasing diminishing environmental returns. Public sector carbon offsets will suffer the same fate, growing as a political liability as their effectiveness declines. Former premier Gordon Campbell’s climate goals officially remain in place: 33 per cent greenhouse gas reduction by 2020 and a whopping 80 per cent by 2050. If the gas boom proceeds as planned, B.C. domestic emissions will not be down, but up substantially by 2020. New liquefied natural gas export proposals continue to pop up, the latest ones on former industrial sites near
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Squamish and Campbell River. But questions linger about the pollution and greenhouse gas impacts. As she left for the government’s largest ever trade mission to Asia, Premier Christy Clark dismissed a study that estimated the impact of three LNG plants. That study, done by Kitimat environment group Skeena Wild, assumed “direct drive” technology to chill and compress gas for export. It concluded that three plants would burn two and a half times the amount of natural gas currently used in Metro Vancouver. Clark and Environment Minister Mary Polak relied on the same talking point to reject the study. The technology of powering LNG is still being
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negotiated, as producers work towards environmental permits, so the total can’t be calculated yet. BC Hydro is predicting little electricity demand for LNG until after 2020, which suggests the early development will either be direct drive, the industry standard and simplest method, or building one or more gas-fired power plants in northwest B.C. Even if gas usage is only equivalent to one Lower Mainland, it’s plain to see greenhouse gas emissions are going up. Clark has repeatedly argued that B.C. LNG should get credit for displacing coal in China and elsewhere. I asked Polak if the international community would accept B.C.’s assertion that emissions from our LNG production shouldn’t count. “We haven’t said we won’t count them,” Polak replied. “What the premier’s talked about and I’ve talked about is that this whole issue of how one accounts for greenhouse
gases in a particular region is one that is constantly evolving. There are regularly changes to the international standards for accounting for these things and reporting them. And certainly the ability for one jurisdiction to impact positively on the GHG emissions of another, we think is appropriately considered in how one accounts for these things.” Clark visited the Jiangsu LNG import facility in China that could be a key export destination. Globe and Mail China correspondent Nathan Vanderklippe reports that the gas being imported at Jiangsu isn’t replacing coal. It’s being used in addition to coal in peak demand periods. Clark also visited Japan, another key customer for LNG. Japan needs new energy sources to replace production from its disaster-tainted nuclear facilities. Will B.C. LNG be part of the solution to human-induced climate change? On the evidence so far, the answer is no.
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Tower plan shouldn’t be rushed Re: What’s wrong with affordable housing? (Letters) and Rental tower ‘golden opportunity’ for city (NewsLeader, Nov. 27) I don’t think anybody opposes affordable housing. Most of us have needed it. What they oppose here is how it’s going to be done. The City of New Westminster has worked hard to create positive demographics. In light of that, the proposed tower at 900 Carnarvon St. makes little sense. The above-ground parking for 500 units would be enormous, and could not be camouflaged. Most residents in the area don’t want that on this highly visible corner. While affordable rentals are necessary, so are demographics, not just in a city but within a neighbourhood and within a building like the one proposed.
The article touting the proposed tower as a ‘golden opportunity’ may well be referring to the developer’s opportunity to profit in a condo market that is currently soft. The developer is looking to build a rental tower and then flip it to a pension fund and be done with it. Regarding a 40-storey, 500-unit building, Degelder planner Tom Lancaster is quoted saying, “You don’t see that anywhere else in B.C.” Well, there are reasons: the amount of aboveground parking for a 500-unit building is mindboggling; In comparison to a condo building with only a percentage of renters, a full rental building will have a large flow of people continually moving in and out, tying up elevators. A 40-storey, 500-unit building would require four high speed elevators.
If council decides a rental tower at 900 Carnarvon is a good thing, a smaller 25-storey tower would better suit the requirements for less above-ground parking, fewer small rentals in one spot, and therefore something current residents could live with. A building like that could still be built to be iconic, perhaps with green space on the roof. More rental housing could be developed elsewhere in the city if needed. Finally, it’s bush league for the developer to say if they don’t get a decision from council soon (due to financing) they’ll take their ball and go home. This is an important decision that affects the lives of thousands of people, and shouldn’t be based on an impatient banker. M. Styranka New Westminster
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Re: Rental tower ‘golden opportunity’ for city This appears to be a great idea. Most of the concerns seem to be addressed and adaptable to changing needs and times. Easily converted studios to 1 or 2 bedroom apartments if future “ways” are required. Done. Above-ground parking that is disguised as a fitting historical look. Done. If it’s a new idea it will be resisted. If it’s a great new idea it will be finally received. Here’s to finding out. Mike Spud Fleury —online comment newwestnewsleader.com
Re: Shutting Thrifty Foods isn’t helping competition (Letters) What incoherent nonsense. The purpose of the Competition Bureau is to ensure that no single player (in this case, Sobeys) has such dominance in a marketplace that consumers are harmed. Safeway in New West already has a 65 per cent market share. Add Thrifty to that mix and it would have been 75 per cent. That’s way too much market power. Sobeys was probably OK with the Sapperton disposal because its sales are lower than any of the other Safeways. Someone is going to buy the Sapperton location and operate it as a grocery store. That will increase competition in the
marketplace. My guess is that it will be Loblaw (No Frills). We will see. Hopefully they will be a good corporate citizen too. Trevor Townsend —online comment newwestnewsleader.com
TIME TO TALK LEADERSHIP Re: Who wants to be New West’s next mayor (Column, NewsLeader, Nov. 29) Finally, someone is starting to talk about our municipal election 2014! Everyone seems to be so shying away from the topic it seems ... let’s see where this leads us! Maureen Parks —online comment newwestnewsleader.com
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He pointed out the board can’t make too many decisions for next year or for topping up this year’s operating budget until it knows what kind of funding will be available including provincial government holdback funds that usually comes around Christmas. But he also understands why parents want to know soon. “I get that, but I don’t know at what point we’ll be able to make the decision,” said Ewen,
who added some of the district’s education programs may be on the line next year. “We don’t want to announce we’re cutting a program and then have the province announce they’re increasing funding.” Trustee Casey Cook said it’s easy to see how the news is alarming to parents. “I thought when our information went out, that we were clear about the difficult situation we were in on our budgets in and around
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individual schools, but even so it’s very far reaching in terms of the decision we’ve had to make,” said Cook. “What we have to do is make some very, very significant decisions. It’s a structural deficit and we’re going to have to make some structural decisions.” Cookson encouraged parents to become involved by attending the next PAC meeting, Jan. 16, and providing input to the school board through its budget process.
Manufacturing, educational services and public administration are other prominent sectors with relatively more jobs in New Westminster than Metro Vancouver overall. Source Invest New West.
New Westminster has some of the most affordable retail space in the Metro Vancouver region. Source Invest New West
Average office retail rates were $26 per square foot in New Westminster in Q4 of 2012. This is lower than the neighbouring markets of Burnaby and Surrey, and approximately 25% less than the regional average. Source Invest New West
For more great reasons, look for the New West Chamber’s monthly feature in the NewsLeader.
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INSIDE: • FINDING TIME DURING THE HOLIDAYS • DOS AND DON’TS OF HOLIDAY SHOPPING • HOLIDAY MENU PLANNING FOR FIRST-TIME HOSTS
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Emphasize safety when decorating for the holidays Decking the halls for the holidays is a beloved tradition for many families. A home’s exterior festooned with lights help create a festive holiday mood, while stockings hung by the chimney and a Christmas tree in the living room bring that holiday cheer inside. Though the holiday season is a festive time of year, it can quickly turn tragic if revelers do not emphasize safety when decorating their homes. When decorating this holiday season, be sure to employ the following precautions so your holiday season is safe. • ExErcisE caution with holiday lights
Every year many fires begin with holiday lights and other decorative lighting. Such fires may start because of frayed or bare wires, broken or cracked sockets or even loose connections. It’s important
to be especially careful when decorating your home with holiday lights, inspecting each set of lights for damage and discarding any damaged sets. When choosing lights, use only lights certified for outdoor use on your home’s exterior, and never use outdoor lights inside. • PurchasE thE right christmas trEE
Though it can be tempting to purchase the most eye-catching Christmas tree you find, avoid acting rashly until you have learned a little about the tree. Artificial trees should be labeled as “Fire Resistant.” Such trees can still catch fire, but they are more resistant to fire than trees without such labels. When buying a live tree, make sure the tree is fresh. The tree should be green, and its needles should be difficult to pull off of branches, which should not be easily breakable. Tap the tree on the
ground before purchasing it. If the tree loses a lot of needles upon tapping the ground, it isn’t fresh. Trees that aren’t fresh are more susceptible to fire. • limit usE of candlEs.
Like Christmas trees, candles are a popular yet potentially hazardous decorative item during the holiday season. When decorating with candles, be sure all candles are extinguished before leaving a room and never leave them burning when you go to bed. Candles should be kept away from any decorative items, including Christmas trees, that can catch fire. Never place candles near curtains, furniture or presents. Holiday enthusiasts with little children or pets at home might want to decorate with fake LED-light candles instead of traditional candles.
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Finding time during the holiday season Perhaps no time of year is as busy as the holiday season, when social engagements and holiday shopping combine to dominate so much of what is normally our free time. Additionally, holiday travel and late nights spent at work to make up for lost time also cut into our free time, leaving many people in search of ways to add more hours to the day. Though there’s no way to make a day last longer, there are ways to save some time this holiday season. • Go it alone
Staying home for the holidays can save families a significant amount of time during this busy time of year.
Holiday shopping can be very time consuming, but shoppers who decide to shop alone may find themselves more productive and focused on the task at hand. Rather than going from store to store and checking items off multiple shopping lists, shoppers who shop singularly can devote all of their
attention to their own lists. • Shop online. Another way to save time when shopping for the holidays is to shop online. This saves you the time it takes to drive to and from the mall and walk around multiple stores, all the while saving you from the often frustrating and time-consuming experience
of finding a parking space. In addition, you can shop online at any time of day. So rather than just eating lunch at your desk on your lunch hour or spending the last hour before you go to bed for the night idling away on the couch, you can make more efficient use of that time by doing some holiday shopping.
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Whether shopping for holiday gifts, taking the family to buy a Christmas tree or organizing a holiday dinner with friends, the more you can plan ahead of the holiday season the less time you will waste once the season hits full swing. For example, when choosing a weekend to go Christmas tree shopping, inform others a few weeks in advance and let them know you want to go early to avoid crowds. This saves you time and might just help you land one of the best trees on the lot. The same principle of planning can be applied to other aspects of the holiday season as well. Planning a meal early allows you to gradually stock up on menu items, saving you the hassle of rushing to the store at the last minute or planning a menu in the days before the party when you will already have enough on your plate. Please see next PaGe
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Hosting a holiday dinner is a big undertaking, one that often finds hosts spending a significant amount of time in the kitchen. But hosts can save time by taking some shortcuts regarding the menu. For instance, when hosting an especially large meal, don’t be afraid to buy some premade side dishes from a local grocery store or buy a bakery cake rather than whipping up your own homemade dessert. Guests will understand if you cut some corners in an effort to save some time, and the food will likely be just as delicious.
• Stay home
Travel is a big commitment come the holiday season, but what about staying home this season? If the time commitment of traveling is something you truly want to avoid this year, invite some friends and family over to your home instead. You might be more busy on the day of the holiday, but you will save yourself the travel days you usually build into the holiday season. Parents of young children might prefer to stay home so they can create their own unique holiday memories, while those without children might just appreciate some peace and quiet during this hectic time of year.
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Thanks to sales featuring heavily discounted items, millions of people wait to start their holiday shopping until the season hits full swing. But in spite of such bargains, overextending budgets
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• Do set a buDget
Establish what you can afford to spend on gifts and other seasonal trimmings early on. The National Retail Federation estimates that the average consumer will spend around $700 come the holiday season. But not every person needs to be a big spender. The “buy now, pay later” mentality that credit cards offer lands many shoppers in trouble, a sticky situation many only notice once the first bill comes due. If you cannot afford to pay your entire credit card balance off once the bill arrives, you face steep interest charges that can quickly add up. Instead, pick a set spending limit and keep to it no matter how tempting it may seem to overspend with a credit card. • Don’t be fooleD by false sales
Retailers understand that a good advertised deal lures shoppers into their stores. As a result, some retailers mark up the cost of certain items in order to slash the prices for holiday sales. Even if you are saving the assumed 50 to 60 percent, the final cost of the item still may be higher than normal. Comparison shop and do your research so you don’t fall victim to clever pricing. • Do scheDule time for shopping
Hectic schedules sometimes result in last-minute shopping that leads to impulse purchases. Schedule some distraction-free
time for your holiday shopping so you’re less likely to rush into purchases before thinking them through. • Don’t Double buy
Some shoppers use the holidays as an excuse to buy more for themselves than the people on their lists. While it’s tempting to treat yourself come the holiday season, this is a great and quick way to deplete your budget. If you plan on using holiday deals to supplement your own wardrobe or household needs, reduce your spending the rest of the year and save money for year-end purchases. • Do collect coupons anD seek incentives
Comparison shopping not only helps you get the best price, but also it can shed light on coupons, shipping discounts and other incentives that lower the overall cost of products. Search online for Web sites that publish coupons and codes for online discounts, including free shipping. Join a store’s marketing list and receive emails with deals sent directly to your inbox. • Do keep a level heaD
Some people forget the true meaning of the season is spending time with loved ones. Getting swept away by shopping and worrying about deadlines can make the season less enjoyable. Don’t allow the stress of holiday shopping to compromise an otherwise joyous time of year.
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First-time holiday hosts can take a number of steps to ensure their menus appeal to all of their guests.
Holiday menu planning for first-time hosts Novice holiday hosts often have a lot on their plates. Whether hosting family or friends or a combination of both, first-time hosts typically want to impress their guests while ensuring they get enough to eat and have an enjoyable evening. Since dinner is such a big part of holiday gatherings, hosts often place extra emphasis on what to serve, and that can be tricky when this is the first time they are hosting. When planning the menu for your holiday soiree, consider the following tips.
lasagna might not be doable for a larger crowd, as it will force you to prepare multiple entrees, which means more time in the kitchen juggling the various cooking duties and less time with your guests. Once you have confirmed just how many guests you will be hosting, you can then choose a main course that suits the size of your guest list.
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Though other factors will influence what to serve, the size of your guest list may ultimately dictate what to serve. For example, a small gathering of four to five people will likely rule out turkey, as even a small turkey will prove too much effort and produce too much extra food. On the same note, a small dish like
• decide which type of party you want to host The type of party you want to host also will influence what you serve. A formal gathering should include an appetizer, a main course and a dessert, including both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffees. A less formal gathering gives hosts more leeway.
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For example, whereas a formal gathering may include soup as an appetizer, hosting a less formal gathering allows hosts to put out some snacks or bread for guests to whet their appetites before everyone sits down for the meal.
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The more formal the gathering, the more formal the menu. Hosts of less formal gatherings may even want to host a holiday pot luck buffet, inviting guests to bring a favorite dish or side dish while the hosts take care of the main course.
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Upon being invited to a holiday dinner, some invitees may let hosts know if they have any food allergies or medical conditions that restrict which foods they can eat. Solicit such information from all of your guests, and do your best to cater to each of your guests’ needs. Some guests might be on a gluten-free diet while others may need to limit their sodium intake. You might not be able to meet everyone’s demands. Let guests know if they should bring an appropriate snack if you cannot provide one for them.
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First-time hosts want to ensure everyone gets enough to eat, so it’s easy to overdo things and prepare too much food. This can be expensive, and guests may feel obligated to overeat so hosts don’t have to discard any of the food they worked so hard to prepare. Though it might once have been a holiday tradition to overeat, many men and women now prefer moderation, and hosts should keep that in mind when preparing their holiday meals. Hosting a holiday dinner for the first time can be nerve-wracking.
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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 320
MOVING & STORAGE
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In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT:
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On June 27, 2013, at Sussex Avenue and Sardis Street, Burnaby, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the Burnaby RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $1,245 CAD, on or about 20:30 Hours, $1,600 CAD, on or about 20:30 Hours, $965 CAD, on or about 20:30 Hours, and two BlackBerry cell phones, on or about 20:30 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been obtained by/used in the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 5(2) (Possession for purpose of trafficking) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2013-1835, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for
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disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website, accessible online at www. pssg.gov.bc.ca/civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.
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