Page 1

3

GREENHOUSE GAS TRIAL BALLOON LEAKS

page

6

WEDNESDAY

DECEMBER 4 2013 www.newwestnewsleader.com

CONCERNS ABOUT COPP’S FIRE SITE

page

20

as

page

Christm

NWSS GRAPPLES WITH BUDGET CUTS

It’s time to celebrate some of the Joy of the Christmas season. See Page A9

INSI

DE:

• FIN DIN DURI G TIME N HOLI G THE DAYS • DO S AN D DON ’TS OF HOLI DAY SHO PPIN G • HO LIDA Y MEN PLA NNIN U G FO FIRS R T-TI ME HOST S

New master plan for Larco land To have three towers instead of five, and include hotel Grant Granger

ggranger@newwestnewsleader.com

MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER

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

ggranger@newwestnewsleader.com

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

Experience Our Retirement Community MEDICAL CLINIC

NEW CLINIC Open: 9am - 9pm Everyday

NEAR PHARMASAVE AT COLUMBIA SQUARE

140-1005 Columbia St

604 553 4667

columbiasquareclinic.com

Call today for more details and a personalized tour!

604-527-3323

HARMONY COURT ESTATE 7197 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC (at Edmonds)

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.

Monday, December 9, 2013 6:00 pm

Monday, December 9

ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW NUMBER 7645, 2013

3:00 pm Committee of the Whole Council Chamber

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.

2013 SANTA CLAUS PARADE Saturday, December 7, 2013 11:00 am Columbia Street, in Downtown New Westminster Parade begins at 11:00 am and will make it’s way through Downtown by 1:00 pm. Canada Post letter carriers will be walking in the parade collecting letters addressed to the North Pole - and yes, Santa will there too! Following the parade, spectators are encouraged to take part in a range of family-friendly activities in New Westminster’s downtown business district. Activities include: • Hyack Square Arts Council Children’s Snowflake Workshop 10:00 am - 1:30 pm • Shops at New West Photos with Santa 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm • Fraser River Discovery Centre Merry Fishmas 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm • The River Market Royal City Farmers’ Holiday Market Edition 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Interactive Christmas Craft Workshop 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Free parking will be available all day at the Front Street parkade for Parade goers. Note: there will be no access to or egress from the parkade, from 10:30 am until approximately 1:00 pm.

6:00 pm Public Hearing Council Chamber 6:30 pm Regular Meeting Council Chamber Please note that council meetings are now video streamed online at www.newwestcity.ca.

For information call Irving House at 604-527-4640 or email museum@newwestcity.ca.

It’s that time of year again! We are in the process of rolling out the new collection schedule for 2014. Check your mailbox as it should arrive in the first or second week of December. Please begin using your new schedule right away!

COUNCIL MEETINGS

Council Chamber, City Hall 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3L 1H9

Enjoy a warm and comfortable tour of Irving House, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. From November 22nd through December 29th the house will be decked out with Christmas grandeur for the whole family to enjoy. Be sure to inquire into our Victorian Christmas teas being held on December 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th.

NEW CURBSIDE COLLECTION SCHEDULE WILL BE DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR!

UPCOMING

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:

clerks@newwestcity.ca 604-527-4594 Legislative Services Department 511 Royal Avenue New Westminster BC V3L 1H9

Submissions received for the Public Hearing will be included in the public information package for Council’s consideration, which will be available on the City of New Westminster website (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.

511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, B.C. V3L 1H9 | Ph. 604.521.3711 | Fx. 604.521.3895 | www.newwestcity.ca


Wednesday, December 4, 2013 NewsLeader A3

Infocus

OPINION page 6 | LETTERS page 7 | SPORTS page 21

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.

continued from FRONT PAGE

Harsh budget reality hits NWSS parents School’s operating budget for 2013-14 already exhausted: Principal’s message Grant Granger

ggranger@newwestnewsleader.com

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

...by Accident We Meet Restaurant & Lounge

and we’re there when you need us with over 65 years of award-winning collision repairs

A place to enjoy all occassions!

At Burnaby Mountain Golf Course & Driving Range 7600 Halifax Street, Burnaby Contact Eagle Creek at 604-421-8355

see ‘STRUCTURAL DECISIONS’, A8

NHL! UFC! MLS! NFL!

Watch all your favourite sports here!

ALL MAKES & MODELS

Good food! Good people! Good fun!

spread the word directly. “Obviously it’s not getting out, and not that many people are reading the papers,” said Ewen. “People aren’t as engaged as they need to be until they need to be.” Despite the deficit, Ewen said looking at making room for a communications specialist might be worth it. “Well, can we afford not to? The question is A what would be the cost, and B what would be the cost of not doing it, and this would be a great example, and C is there some way we can rearrange the responsibilities so we can afford it?” said Ewen.

• Courtesy Cars • Lifetime Guarantee

FREE Mobile Estimates (WITHIN 30 KM)

FREE Mini Detail with Every Job

DONN DEAN METROTOWN

60” & 100” HD TVs

Monday Long Islands Tuesday Happy Endings

DAILY

3.95

$

DRINK SPECIALS

1 PLAC 2013E

Collision Repairs Ltd.

6919 Merritt Ave., Burnaby

604-434-7221 • www.donndeancollision.com

DAILY LUNCH SPECIAL

8.95

$

1

PLACE 2013

WEDNESDAY

WINGS

25¢

with the purchase of a drink

Wednesday Gin/Tonic Thursday Rye Nots Friday Rum/Coke

Saturday Vodka/Cranberry Sunday Smirnoff/Caesar

Marine Pub & Brewhouse 5820 South East Marine Drive, Burnaby 604 435-2245 | www.marinepub.ca


A4 NewsLeader Wednesday, December 4, 2013

VIASPORT CELEBRATES SPORTS DAY IN CANADA: NOVEMBER 30, 2013

Try a new sport for Sports Day in Canada! In the week leading up to RBC Sports Day in Canada on November 30, communities across British Columbia are hosting a variety of events for citizens to learn about and participate in a new sport. In honour of Sports Day, ViaSport wants to inspire B.C. to explore more than 60 provincial sport organizations and hundreds of clubs that deliver sport for all ages and abilities in our communities, all year round! No matter your age, skill level or where you call home, sport is your connection to friends, fun, learning and a general sense of wellness in your everyday life. There are opportunities for everyone through sport, whether you’re a beginner, advanced or adaptive athlete, a child or senior, or perhaps someone who isn’t sure where to begin. ViaSport is your easy connection to the resources you need to get started.

sportsday.cbc.ca

Play ViaSport The power of sport can invigorate communities like no other event or activity can, and ViaSport is passionately committed to the ongoing development of sport and opportunities for physical activity in every community across British Columbia. In time for Sports Day in Canada, ViaSport is launching the Play ViaSport online resource, your one-stop connection to trying out the diverse menu of sport available in British Columbia. Play ViaSport is your link to over 60 provincial sport organizations and their affiliated clubs who work together to deliver regular sport programming in communities throughout our province. What are you waiting for? Now’s your chance to Play ViaSport!

Enter to

WIN

$500 gift card! from

Go to ViaSport.ca and PRESS PLAY for more information! Your better starts here

Go to burnabynewsleader.com and click on contests… Enter to WIN one of 5 Sport Chek $500 gift cards!

Let Us Help You

HIRE TODAY!

Call 1-855-678-7833 today for more details.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013 NewsLeader A5

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.

Grant Granger

ggranger@newwestnewsleader.com

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

CHECK OUT THE NEW WINTER LODGE

all winter from December to February!

1

EVENTS

Voted the #1 Naturopathic Doctor in New Westminster

PLACE 2012

ROYAL CITY FARMERS MARKET HOLIDAY EDITION!

JOIN US INDOORS FOR FARMERS MARKET SATURDAYS! WE’VE TEAMED UP WITH RCFM FOR THE WINTER SEASON! LOOK FOR ORGANIC PRODUCE, LOCAL HONEY, AND TALENTED CRAFTERS UPSTAIRS IN THE ARTISAN MARKET. SATURDAY, DEC 7 (11am - 3pm) VISIT RCFM.CA FOR MORE INFO.

What are the Advantages of Naturopathic Care? A: A Naturopath’s goal is to understand the health needs of the patient in detail.They seek to treat the underlying source of illness & the use of treatments which are highly individualized to each patient. Synthetic drugs & surgical procedures are avoided.

CHRISTMAS MARKETPLACE

UNIQUE CRAFTERS WITH HAND-MADE PRODUCTS: JEWELLERY, POTTERY, SEWING, KNITTING, ORNAMENTS, JAMS, & MORE! COME DO YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING LOCALLY! DONATIONS FOR THE FOOD BANK ARE WELCOME. SUNDAY, DEC 8 (12pm - 5pm) FOR INFO, CONTACT KIM AT XMASMARKETPLACE@GMAIL.COM

What Conditions & Illnesses do Naturopaths Treat? A: virtually all acute & chronic conditions may benefit from treatment by naturopathic physicians.

THE HOLIDAYS ARE SWEET... CREPE DES AMIS IS FEATURING 4 NEW HOLIDAY CREPE SPECIALS. EVERY DAY IN DECEMBER!

Call 778.397.3979 Visit www.drallanapolo.com 756 Columbia Street Covered by extended medical

twitter.com/lonegrangerbnw

TEAM

&

604-526-2888 matt@mattbrabbins.ca gerry@gerardmajor.com

RE/MAX Advantage Realty 102-321 6th Street New Westminster

MattBRABBINS

NEW LISTING

After a very enjoyable 20+ years working in real estate, I have decided to retire at the end of 2013. My wife, Wendy, and I will be retiring to the Sunshine Coast with our dog Tiggy. I am so grateful to all my clients, colleagues, and friends who have supported me through the years. Thank you for your trust and confidence in my service. Your support has been the greatest reward one can have and the true measure of my success. I have had the pleasure of partnering with Matt for several years. Matt and I share the same values and ethics. He has the experience and energy to serve you well. And that is why I am so confident in Matt taking over my business! I know Matt will continue to provide all of you with top notch service with integrity. I know you can place the same trust in Matt as you did with me.

GerryMAJOR

#143-600 Park Cr • $259,900

#103-12 K De K Ct • $424,900

Desirable Glenbrooke North location. You’ll find a great sense of community surrounds this spacious 1 bdrm townhouse. Direct access to your front door through your large patio. 9 foot ceilings show off the open concept living. Large living room offers gas F/P. Bonus built in office space off the kitchen. Mbdrm offers ample closet space on the way to the cheater ensuite bathroom. Pet friendly building with a well-run strata. Only steps to Queen’s Park & a short walk to transit & shopping at Royal Square Mall.

Wow! Lovely 2 bdrm & den unit w/ unobstructed Fraser River views. Situated right on the Boardwalk at the New West Quay, this unit features an open & bright floor plan, large mbdrm, 2 full bathrooms, & insuite laundry. The kitchen has updated appliances & many pullout shelves, as well as a pantry. Watch the tug boats & ships go by from your large covered patio space. Walk to transit, shopping, restaurants & more. 2 pets ok.

#214-611 Blackford St • $159,900 Bright 2 bedroom unit in a great uptown location. Features good size rooms, functional layout and newer paint. The balcony outlook is to a large evergreen and provides lovely shade on warm summer afternoons. Well run building with live in caretaker. Shared laundry on each floor. Walk to all amenities.

#202-425 Ash St • $224,900 Bright & spacious 1,026 sqft 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath corner unit in central Uptown location. Laminate flooring throughout, fully updated kitchen & overall very well cared for unit. Lots of natural light in every room, and from 2 separate balconies. Tons of closet space plus a storage locker & 1 parking stall. Maintenance fee includes heat & hot water & full use of shared laundry. New roof, balconies, boiler & updated common areas. Adult oriented building. Quiet street, & only steps to all shops, services & transit access.

Visit www.mattbrabbins.ca for information on all our listings!

#11-114 Park Row • $449,900 Hidden GEM, tucked into Queens Park. All the space of a house, with a townhouse price tag. Over 2,200 sq ft, across 3 levels. 3 bdrms & updated full bathroom upstairs, plus an ensuite off the master. Entertaining size living & dining room PLUS a large kitchen (new flooring & appliances) with eating area. Bsmt is your retreat for media room, workshop or gym. Unbeatable LOCATION, walking distance to Skytrain, bus stop out front & only steps to Queens Park.

#108-38 7th Ave • $289,900 1 bdrm & den (easily a 2nd bdrm) w/ 1 bathroom in the highly desirable Glenbrooke area. Very well maintained from top to bottom. Open concept with 9’ ceilings. Every room looks out to the private patio. Spacious mbdrm plus walk in closet. Relax in privacy on the large patio, with your own patch of grass, & landscaped gardens. 1 parking & storage locker. Pet friendly building. Great location close to Queen’s Park, shopping, parks, excellent schools & easy access to transit.


A6 NewsLeader Wednesday, December 4, 2013

OPINION

PUBLISHED & PRINTED BY BLACK PRESS LTD. at 7438 Fraser Park Drive, Burnaby, B.C. V5J 5B9

NEWSLEADER’S VIEW:

QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

Commuters need more

LAST WEEK:

Commuters in Burnaby and New Westminster are pretty well served by transit. That is if they happen to live close to one of the 16 SkyTrain stations along the two lines serving our communities and happen to be travelling to Vancouver or a destination that’s also convenient to SkyTrain. A trip to South Surrey, or Delta or anywhere in the Fraser Valley beyond King George Station, the easternmost SkyTrain stop, can be an arduous adventure of tenuous bus connections and heavy traffic that can take hours. There’s no doubt SkyTrain has changed the landscape of Metro Vancouver since the Expo line was opened in 1986. The extension of a fourth line out to Coquitlam from Burnaby by 2016 will change it yet again. Huge town centres have grown up around SkyTrain stations and more are being developed, especially along the Millennium Line through Brentwood and the Brewery District in Sapperton. But one thing SkyTrain hasn’t done is ease traffic congestion. A recent survey by the GPS software company TomTom said Vancouver’s traffic is the worst in North America. Worse than L.A. Worse than New York City. That’s despite the investment of billions of dollars to build the SkyTrain system. SkyTrain is based upon the premise that most commuters are travelling from the nearby suburbs to jobs in Vancouver or elsewhere along its three lines. But the daily commute is more complicated than that. Particularly as jobs migrate out of the downtown core to commercial and industrial developments in outlying communities where land is cheaper. A pitch by Surrey mayor Diane Watts for light rail transit lines in her city is a good start. It should be heeded. It’s time for TransLink to get away from its one-track emphasis on SkyTrain.

NEW WESTMINSTER

Will you be giving time or money to charity this holiday season?

73 YES 27 NO %

%

THIS WEEK: Is SkyTrain meeting Metro Vancouver’s transit needs? Vote at www.newwestnewsleader.com

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

Tom Fletcher tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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

7438 Fraser Park Dr., Burnaby, B.C. V5J 5B9 newsroom@burnabynewsleader.com burnabynewsleader.com | newwestnewsleader.com

LE DER

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

Newsroom:

604-438-6397

Delivery:

604-436-2472

Classifieds:

604-575-5555

Advertising:

604-438-6397

Fax:

604-438-9699

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.

Jean Hincks

Matthew Blair

Chris Bryan

Richard Russell

Publisher

Editor

Creative Services Supervisor

Circulation Manager

The NewsLeader is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org


COMMENT

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 NewsLeader A7

EMAIL letters@newwestnewsleader.com

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

RENTAL TOWER PROPOSAL HAS MANY MERITS

SHUTTING THRIFTY FOODS THE OBVIOUS MOVE

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

We want your view! email: letters@ newwestnewsleader.com


A8 NewsLeader Wednesday, December 4, 2013

...to WIN great prizes go to our website and click on CONTESTS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

prizes go to our website k on COnTESTS

Prime Rib Weekends

ROCKWELL’S nd click AT on COnTESTS Succulent slow roasted prime rib served with Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes and seasonal vegetables

nd click on

16 6

$

95

‘Structural decisions’ needed: Cook ⫸

continued from PAGE A3

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,

130

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

REASONS TO DO BUSINESS

IN NEW WESTMINSTER

COnTESTS

114 115

Available Friday, Saturday and Sunday AvailableA every Friday,every Saturday & Sunday at the Rockwell’s location in the at the Rockwell’s location in the Coquitlam Best Western. Best Western Coquitlam Inn, 319 North Rd., Coquitlam 604-931-1262

Enjoy our famous Sunday Brunch Buffet from 10 AM to 2 PM.

116

Reservations recommended.

319 North Road,Coquitlam (in the Best Western) Make Your Christmas Dinner Buffet and New 604-931-1262 rockwells.ca Year’s Day Brunch Buffet Reservations Now!

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.

www.newwestchamber.com


Christmas

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 NewsLeader A9

INSIDE: • FINDING TIME DURING THE HOLIDAYS • DOS AND DON’TS OF HOLIDAY SHOPPING • HOLIDAY MENU PLANNING FOR FIRST-TIME HOSTS


Christmas Joy

A10 NewsLeader Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Our Guift to yo

BBQ COMBO OR BBQ or RIBS FOR TWO

STEAK DINNER FOR TWO

2995

$

2895

$

604-523-0670 543 6th Street

Where to find Santa? It seems Christmas and Santa Claus are on the minds of every kid this time of the year. And the jolly old gent has made sure his helpers are readily available to convey Christmas wishes and desires through the proper channels so the elves can fulfill orders. At Metropolis at Metrotown Santa Claus is on duty every day until 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve in his special castle in the

day from 11 a.m. and from 10 a.m. on Christmas Eve. To avoid the frustration of lineups, he’s even implemented a special paging system that will advise visitors of their turn as they stroll through the mall. For Santa’s specific hours as well as information about ordering photos go to www. lougheedtowncentre.com. Brentwood Mall is also hosting Santa at centre court until 4 p.m. Christmas Eve, with free photos every Tuesday. For specific hours and more details about the mall’s holiday entertainment program, go to www. brentwoodtowncentre. com. For kids, and parents, seeking a quieter, more traditional Santa experience, Father Christmas has set up his chair in Stride Studios at Burnaby Village Museum to hear + GST Christmas wishes. He’s there on weekends only (ages 4-9) until Dec. 8, from 1-4 p.m. and then again (age 65 + up) + GST Dec. 14-15 and 19-23 at 1:30-4:30 p.m. and p.m. From Dec. Served from 5:30-8 16-18 he’ll be there from 8:30pm to closing 5:30-8 p.m. Admission Mon-Sat only to the village is free. In New Westminster, Santa has alighted at Royal City Centre until 4 p.m. Christmas Eve. Proof of age required For specific hours go to www.royalcitycentre.ca. He’ll also be the guest of honour at Saturday’s Metropolis Santa Claus Parade on Columbia Street at 11 @ Metrotown a.m. after which he’ll be 604-435-8577 visiting kids and posing for photos at the Shops Upper Level — Near Winners | Licensed at New West from noon MON-SAT 11:30am-11pm | SUN & HOL 11:30am-10pm to 4 p.m.

TAKE A BREAK FROM YOUR

Holiday Shopping

local

Buy the gift of this holiday season

ALL-YOU CAN-EAT!

SATURDAY, DEC. 7

THIS WEEK’S MARKET FEATURING:

Adult $13.95 Children & Seniors

■ Musician: Stringz Aloud ■ Holiday Market Edition:

• Artisan Crafters on 2nd Floor • Apple Press Demo & Free Apple Cider • Backyard Chicken Coop Display

■ Visit RCFM.ca to download our holiday shopping guide! 11AM - 3PM AT RIVER MARKET, 810 QUAYSIDE DRIVE ST

ST

N

O RV

H

8T

With over 40 vendors at each market offering fresh local produce, prepared foods and handmade crafts. Featuring live music & kids’ activities every market!

Grand Court. On Mondays to Saturdays, and Sunday, Dec. 22, he’s on duty from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., from 2-5 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. On Sundays he’s meeting kids from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3-6 p.m. He’s also happy to pose for photos for a minimum $2 donation to the Burnaby Christmas Bureau. At Lougheed Town Centre, Santa is taking visitors every

A RN

CA

FRONT

A

BI

M

U OL

ST

C

ST

E

ID

S AY QU

DR

FREE CITY SPONSORED PARKING Available in B Deck West of the Front Street Parkade at 560 Columbia Street

778-928-7236 | RCFM.ca

Tis the Season... ...to entertain! ❖ Gorgeous linens ❖ Gadgets and time-saving tools ❖ Cooking classes to inspire ❖ Unique gift ideas Posh Pantry...Your Community Cook Shop

$10.95

This Saturday the gals from Three Feet Below are on site 11-4 to answer all your questions about preserving ...and Chef Glenys Morgan 12-4 making festive treats!

All-Clad, Le Creuset, Scanpan, Maxwell & Williams, & much more!

4548 Hastings Street (Just east of Willingdon)

604.428.3700 www.poshpantry.ca


Christmas Joy

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 NewsLeader A11

Have you reached your Pharmacare deductible?

Holly and mistletoe Youyour may your be hed your HaveHave you reached you reached eligible for a ductible? Pharmacare deductible? deductible? are symbols of ChristmasPharmacare

new You mayform be eligible Holly and mistletoe are Europe, mistletoe was seen as to the god Saturn. To avoid forand a new form and sleeve. an integral part of holiday a representation of divine male persecution during the Roman imagery and tradition. Holly essence (and thus romance, pagan Saturnalia festival, early sleeve. is used to adorn a home in fertility and vitality). The plant Christians would participate in Call for more green and red finery alongside also was thought to be a symbol the tradition of hanging evilCall for more details. evergreen boughs and wreaths. of peace, and anyone standing repelling holly on theireligible homes ay be You mayYou be may eligible be eligible details. In addition, it has become below it should receive tokens to appear like the masses. new form and for a new forform a new and form and customary to hang a bouquet of affection. When enemies met Eventually as the number of mistletoe under which beneath mistletoe, they had to Christians grew, the tradition .ofpeople sleeve. • Carrying a large sleeve. inventory of Amoena and Trulife Breast are encouraged to share lay down their weapons and became less of a pagan one and forms and Lymphedema sleeves and gloves a holiday kiss. While these more associated with Christians observe a truce until the next r more details. Call for Call more fordetails. more details. elements of celebrations are day. This is how the tradition and Christmas. Some people • Online Pharmacare

now incorporated into many of kissing under the mistletoe have inferred that holly and its • Providing service in English, Mandarin & Cantonese of the secular and religious likely began, and why a ball of prickly edges is symbolic of For service in Mandarin call: 778-988-8850 components of Christmas, they mistletoe is now hung in homes the crown of thorns Jesus wore have very different origins. during Christmas, a season of at hisT crucifixion, with the red a and rulife Breast • Carrying a• Carrying large inventory a largeof inventory Amoenaof and Amoena Trulife and Breast Trulife Breast TruLife peace and affection. berries representing blood. Holly gloves forms and Lymphedema forms and Lymphedema sleeves andsleeves gloves#302 and gloves - 4900 Kingsway, Homeowners who hang Burnaby Mistletoe • Online Pharmacare Holly has been used since mistletoe and holly around • Online Pharmacare Mistletoe was once held the days of & the early Pagans their homes during the holiday in Cantonese • Providing•service Providing in English, service Mandarin in English,&Mandarin Cantonese & Cantonese sacred by the Norse, Celtic as a decoration for midwinter season should be mindful of www.burnabyorthopaedic.com 8-988-8850 For service inFor Mandarin service in call: Mandarin 778-988-8850 call: 778-988-8850 Druids and North American festivities, when it was brought pets and youngsters around the Indians. It is actually a parasitic plants. Mistletoe and holly are into homes to keep evil spirits 2 , #302 - 4900 #302 Kingsway, - 4900 Kingsway, plant that grows on Kingsway a wide away. The4900 ancient Romans also considered to be moderately Burnaby Burnaby Burnaby range of host trees. Heavy believed that holly prickles to severely toxic, and ingesting infestation can dwarf the drove away evil spirits, and the leaves could be dangerous. growth and kill these trees. In it held a place of honor at Therefore, keep these plants dic.com www.burnabyorthopaedic.com www.burnabyorthopaedic.com cultures across pre-Christian December festivals dedicated away from curious hands.

604-436-6092

PLES

4-436-6092604-436-6092 604-436-6092

TRADITIONAL VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS Visit Irving House this holiday season and experience a traditional Victorian Christmas. Register for children’s heritage holiday craft programs, enjoy live music and carolling at the “Christmas Cheer At Irving House” musical series, or bring some friends for a magnificent Victorian tea in period setting.

CHRISTMAS CHEER AT IRVING HOUSE (family)

KRINGLE, CARDS & CRACKERS (8 - 10 years)

Saturdays & Sundays, 12:00 – 4:00 pm December 7, 8, 14 & 15

Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm December 21

Drop-in Fee: By Donation

Registration Fee: $12.00

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS TEA (family) Saturdays & Sundays, teas at 12, 1, 2 & 3 pm December 7, 8, 14 & 15 Group registration: $97.75 for six people Individual registration: $16.50 / person on Saturday, December 7 and 14 at 3 pm.

For registration or information, please call 604.527.4640

A CHILD’S VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS AT IRVING HOUSE (6 - 8 years) Saturday 10:00 am - 11:30 am    November 30 Registration Fee: $10.75


Christmas Joy

A12 NewsLeader Wednesday, December 4, 2013

LET US DO YOUR HOLIDAY BAKING, GIFT BASKETS, GIFT IDEAS, PANETTONE AND OTHER SPECIALTY ITEMS

for Christmas Season

experience the finest...

Visit Santa without all the tears

NOW OPEN IN SAPPERTON 459 East Columbia Street | 604 777 2524

fratellibakery.com Open Tuesday to Saturday 7:30am - 5:30pm Closed Sunday

OPEN MONDAYS FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER

VALOR

FALL GAS FIREPLACE SPECIAL HUGE SAVINGS

$500

UP TO

Ask for details UPGRADE YOUR FIREPLACE TO AN ENERGY EFFICIENT NATURAL GAS FIREPLACE. SALE ENDS DEC. 15, 2013.

THE ORIGINAL RADIANT GAS FIREPLACE www.valorfireplaces.com

• Visit during The holiday season off-Peak hours means it’s time once again Weekends and evenings for parents to take their are the busiest times to visit youngsters to visit Santa Santa. This means long Claus. Pictures with little lines and longer wait times. boys and girls lining up Instead of dealing with the in their dress clothes masses, try to get to the mall with Santa are a holiday when the doors first open. tradition, and youngsters Otherwise, let the children are often anxious for their skip a day of school and chances to share their visit during the week when Christmas gift wishes with the lines are shorter. the jolly man in red. But as integral as such • consider photo sessions are to the another Venue holiday season, parents Many different places know they are one crying of business host events fit or meltdown away from where kids can meet Santa. having this tradition turn Turn a visit with Santa into a pleasant experience for children of all age. Families may be able to into trouble. After waiting and a big, white beard may be share a meal with Santa in long lines to see Santa, nervous. Begin talking up Santa at a restaurant or visit him it’s understandable when a few weeks before, mentioning at a nursery while selecting everyone’s patience wears thin. how nice and friendly he is. Christmas trees. A different Pictures with Santa can go Gauge how kids act around environment may be less much more smoothly when you costumed performers at circuses intimidating to children and employ the following tips. and birthday parties and help take the pressure off waiting in • PreP children them get used to people in line in a busy mall. While kids may love the idea costumes. If costumes elicit • go well-fed of Santa, youngsters face to screams and tears, wait another There’s little worse than face with a man in a red suit year before seeing Santa. waiting in line and being hungry. Hunger pangs can turn even the most placid child into a CUSTOMER APPRECIATION menace. Pack snacks to SPECIALS enjoy while waiting. • Make it Lash Extension Laser Hair a faMily Photo Sometimes the only Removal way to entice a little NOW ONLY one to take a picture $169 FOR 6 SMALL AREAS with Santa is to provide full set $299 FOR MEDIUM AREA some added security. REGULAR $60.00 $399 FOR LARGE AREA Dress your best and be MUST PRESENT COUPON. prepared to have to step in and cozy up to Santa to ensure your child is 439 E. Columbia St, New Westminster all smiles.

10 Year Anniversary 50% Off

30

www.solacehomecomfort.ca

YEARS

3000 SQ. FT.

Experience

Showroom

$29

70% Off

Sandy’s Esthetics & Day Spa

• FIREPLACES • FURNACES • SERVICE • 4025 HASTINGS STREET | BURNABY

604-777-7795 www.sandy-esthetics.ca

604-291-0342

Beltone...the most trusted name in HEARING AIDS for over 70 years

HEARING AIDS Starting at

$998

IN-HOME APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE Have your hearing tested and your Beltone hearing aids

Call today to book your FREE HEARING SCREENING

demonstrated and dispensed in the comfort and convenience of your home. Call for an appointment!

604-569-1162

Keep it, donate it or give it away!

Call 604-569-162 604-569-1162 for an appointment.

We are providers for: WorkSafeBC, Veteran’s Affairs, First Nations & Inuit Health, In-Homeforappointments available! Call 604-569-162 604-569-1162 an appointment. Pacific Blue Cross, Ministry of Social Development. up to

23% off In-Home appointments available! 3776 Hastings St, Burnaby |23% 604-569-1162 off up to

You can arrange to have your hearing tested & your hearing aids demonstrated & dispensed in to thehave comfort convenience You can arrange yourand hearing tested of your home. & your hearing aids demonstrated & dispensed Savings off MSRP. Cannot be combined with other offers. Not 15, 2013in the comfort and convenience of your home. Not valid valid on on previous previous purchases. purchases. Expires Expires June April/01/2013

(1 block east of Boundary Rd on south side of Hastings)

We have the lowest price, guaranteed... on premium digital aids. Savings off MSRP. Cannot be combined with other offers. Not 15, 2013 Not valid valid on on previous previous purchases. purchases. Expires Expires June April/01/2013

WWW.BELTONEONHASTINGS.COM Is Your Child Safe when We have the lowest price, guaranteed... on premium digital aids.

on Hastings

A division of GG Hearing Alternative Inc.

blockHearing east of Boundary Before Road onheading south side out of forHastings) that weekend, consider this: The current statistics from the(1Better Institute are that one in six baby boomers have hearing

loss and 3 in 10 of people over 65 have hearing loss; General Child Care Grandpa Can't Hear? seniors in their greater than a 50% incidence Before heading outA for that weekend, consider this: that his wife statistics from80's thehave Better Hearing 66-year-old man was aggravated Finally! Your long- The current Is Your Child Safe when of in hearing loss.boomers However, keep in mind that these Institute are that one six baby have hearing dragged him in to a hearing evaluation, and decided awaited romantic don't65tell thehearing whole story. loss and 3 in 10 of statistics people over have loss; Almost everyone General Child Care that he did not need the amplification the audiologist Grandpa Can't Hear? weekend getaway

Finally! Your long-

CALL FOR DETAILS

ON HASTINGS

3776 Hastings Street, Burnaby, BC on Hastings 3776 Hastings Street, Burnaby, BC Hear Better Since 1940” “Helping the World (1 block east of Boundary Road on south side of Hastings)

A division of GG Hearing Alternative Inc.

at least than one person who has a hearing loss that seniors in their 80'sknows have greater a 50% incidence just didn't talk right.) 18 A 66-year-old manrecommended. was aggravated(His thatwife his wife

Receive a gift basket with the purchase of two hearing aids!


Christmas Joy

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.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 NewsLeader A13

INKS

BURNABY 8 R

Public Skating & Corporate Parties

November 22 — January 1 Winterfest at Burnaby 8 Rinks is the perfect venue for corporate parties, community association gatherings, school parties and family get-togethers. Take this time to get into the holiday spirit and enjoy a skate with family and friends on one of our Public Skate sessions this holiday season. Winterfest Public Skating schedules can be found online at www.icesports.com/ burnaby8rinks/winterfest.aspx To book a private event or function on our Winterfest rink please call 604-291-0626 Canlan Ice Sports Burnaby 8 Rinks 6501 Sprott Street Burnaby, BC V5B 3B8 Phone: 604-291-0626 8rinks@icesports.com

Happy

Hoglidays from

Enjoy 25% off from December 2nd to 20th Offer does not include handmade bon bons, cannot be combined with other offers. Offer is valid from December 2 - 20th, 2013 at the Hagensborg Chocolates retail location. No cash value.

Colouesritn! g 1 Cont

Cut out, colour and bring into our store for your chance to win of 3 Hagensborg Chocolates gift packs (value $25 each)

12 and under eligible, 3 age categories, contest closes December 20th at noon. See store for Contest Rules and Regulations.

Hagensborg Chocolates Ltd. Unit 103 - 3686 Bonneville Place, Burnaby, BC V3N 4T6 Tel 604.215.0234 | Hagensborg.com Open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm

Name:___________________________________________________ Age:_____________________


M

M

Y

Y

Y

Christmas Joy

Santa_Parade.pdf 1 11/22/2013 11:52:42 AM

A14 NewsLeader Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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

Sweet

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.

Stocking Stuffers

Marshmallow Tree

$2.50

Medium Candy Cane

$2.50

Coal Candy

$5.00

Snowflakes

$1.75

Stocking Stuffer Bag

$7.50 Enter for a chance to win a chocolate Santa Name_______________________________ Phone______________________________ (Two to be won — 1 in Burnaby & 1 in Poco) Please drop off this original coupon from this paper to either location of Charlie’s Chocolate Factory. One entry per person. Draw to be held December 20, 2013

3746 Canada Way, BURNABY (604)437-8221 Hours: Monday - Friday 9am-5:30pm Saturday 9am-5pm

#2 - 1770 McLean Ave., Port Coquitlam (604)941-3811 Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm • Special til Christmas: Saturday 9am-4:30pm

www.charlieschocolatefactory.com

• Plan ahead

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


Christmas Joy

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 NewsLeader A15

Don’t shy from shortcuts ⫸

continued from page a14

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.

Gather ‘Round at Galloway’s

FOR HEALTHY HOLIDAYS Free Workshop Go Nuts with Annie! — Saturday, Dec. 7 Spicy holiday snacks and sinfully delicious, healthy cakes using nuts. SpOTS ARE LIMITED — RESERvE YOUR SpACE TODAY! DETAILS ON OUR WEBSITE

Saturday, December 7 • 11am-3pm Acropolis EvOO and Mousto Balsamic vinegar tasting

Tomato & Bocconcini Salad pops 25 cherry tomatoes 25 small bocconcini 25 large basil leaves 25 small skewers Acropolis Mousto balsamic vinegar (or other good quality vinegar) Push one end of a basil leaf on a skewer. Add a boccincini, a tomato, then wrap and skewer the other end of the basil leaf over. Place lengthwise on a plate and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

Introducing ® SECURE FUTURE Thinking about moving to an independent retirement community? That’s a big decision for you, and your future finances. That’s why at Pacific Arbour Retirement Communities, we’ve introduced SECURE FUTURE® – your built-in protection against rising rental rates. SECURE FUTURE® GIVES YOU: • Guaranteed MAXIMUM rent increase of only 1.5% per year* • Peace of mind and certainty for easy budgeting

DID YOU KNOW? Irradiation destroys beneficial properties and potencies in food? All Galloway’s herbs and spices – non-irradiated and non-GMO – burst with flavour and goodness.

BURNABY STORE 110 - 8620 GLENLYON PARKWAY (Off Marine Way east of Boundary)

Call or visit us online: pacificarbour.ca/news

THE MULBERRY | Burnaby | 604.526.2248

604.430.6363 WWW.GALLOWAYSFOODS.COM

*Rental rate is applicable for 4 years. For further details, call or email any Pacific Arbour Residence.


A16 NewsLeader Wednesday, December 4, 2013

N AV ’ S H A I R S T U D I O ON BELMONT Nav is no longer in Global Salon and has been operating from Classic Salon, 540 6th Street, New Westminster, since October

Christmas Joy

Dos and don’ts of holiday shopping

5

EYEBROW SHAPING $ 00 IN MONTH OF DECEMBER Plus tax when you bring this ad.

CONTACT NAV: BUS. 604.520.3702 | CEL. 604.715.3216 HOURS OF OPERATION: TUESDAY THRU SATURDAY FROM 9AM TO 5PM

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

during the holiday season is too tempting for many shoppers to resist. However, shoppers need not risk financial peril if they shop smartly and heed some dos and don’ts of holiday shopping.

• 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.

BEST BUY – Correction Notice We would like to clarify that in the November 29 flyer, page 20, the advertised prices for TELUS Optik TV HD-PVR Digital Box / TELUS Optik TV HD Digital Box (Web Code: 10193848 / 10151026) are only valid from November 29 - December 2, 2013. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our valued customers.


Christmas Joy

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 NewsLeader A17

467 East Columbia Street, inside Cadeaux Gifts, New Westminster

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.

Please see tips, a18

Looking for that unique gift for Christmas?

• Get a head count

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.

Come visit us at our newly opened store featuring: • home decorations • furniture • antiques & collectables Quality pre-owned items at affordable prices

TO WELCOME OUR NEW CUSTOMERS BRING IN THIS AD TO RECEIVE

20% OFF

Decades Home Decor MUST PRESENT AD. EXPIRES DEC 15/13

924 - 12th Street, New Westminster | 604-777-0603 www.decadeshomedecor.com

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s

The King and I Music by Richard Rodgers Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Based on ‘Anna and the King of Siam’ by Margaret Landon Original Choreography by Jerome Robbins

DECEMBER 5 –31, 2013 Box Office 604.270.1812 tickets.gatewaytheatre.com


Christmas Joy

A18 NewsLeader Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Entertain with style and ease this holiday season

Tips for the first-time host

Delight your guests or office staff with one of our delicious deli or bakery trays.

continued from pAge A17

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.

Let us do the work for you! View our selection of delicious entertaining options at www.thriftyfoods.com.

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.

• Ask guests if they hAve Any dietAry restrictions

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.

Happy Holidays from your local artisan bakery Chef Reza Amiri has more than 33 years professional experience in baking cakes and pastries. Celebrate your life events and daily sweet moments with Middle Eastern and European style pastries and cakes.

Order by phone at 1 800 667 8280 Please note that we require 24 hours notice on all our trays.

Thrifty Foods Sapperton • 270 East Columbia Street • 604.523.2583

Give the gift of warmth this Winter.

MIDDLEGATE

Bakery

HIGHGATE VILLAGE #215 - 7155 Kingsway 604.521.1618

Illuminations at Heritage Christmas

e r o t S ft i r Th A SPC L A N N U A

COAT DRIVE

2 1 S T

m Ave, Coquitla 9 Ridgeway 4 0 1 E R O ST inster SPCA THRIFT New Westm E 615 12 St, R O ST T IF R SPCA TH

For more information call Colleen or Roni at SPCA Thrift Store 604.540.7722 • Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 5pm

People have grown to expect certain things from holiday meals, be it sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving, brisket for Chanukah or holiday cookies or even eggnog at Christmas parties. When planning the menu, be sure to include at least one of these traditional items, even asking guests for suggestions. Such fare will give the party a genuine holiday feel, and guests will appreciate seeing some items on your dinner table they have enjoyed at their own holiday celebrations over the years. • don’t overdo it

r 10th at by Decembe at co r te in w warm ns will be Donate your e. All donatio at un rt fo ss end. those le wntown east noon to help and to the do lly ca lo d te distribu

Drop Zones

• include trAditionAl holidAy fAre

Free Gate Admission! Open daily until January 3 Closed December 24 & 25

Thanks to our partners:

6501 Deer Lake Ave | 604-297-4565 | burnabyvillagemuseum.ca

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.


Final_tree_sale_ad.pdf

1

11/27/13

2:02 PM

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 NewsLeader A19

Tree Sale 6TH ANNUAL

Santa Shops sapperton 7TH ANNUAL

December 14th, 2013 11:00am to 3:00pm

HOT DOGS Photos with from Thrifty

M

Foods

Y

Y

SANTA CLAUS

FREE GIFT

HOT

CHOCOLATE

from Take Five CafĂŠ

Y

tree sales

200 Block of E. Columbia (next to Thrifty Foods)

support

All proceeds to support:

Tree sale hosted by:

TREE SALES

by cash only

SANTA MAILBOX

on display CHRISTMAS CAROLLERS

This festive event is proudly sponsored by:

~H

I S T OR I C~

S A P P ER T O N ~

Steve Kasper

es t

~ 59 a bl i s h ed 18

B USINE SS A SSOC I AT ION

Savvy Space Solutions

Professional Organizing Services

E. Columbia & Sherbrooke

Media Sponsor

Trees supplied by Oh Christmas Tree Farm, Langley BC.


A20 NewsLeader Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Businesses worried about lax security at fire site Mario Bartel

photo@newwestnewsleader.com

Some owners of businesses that were burnt out in the Oct. 10 fire that destroyed two heritage buildings on Columbia Street are

frustrated by the lack of security around the site. They say they still haven’t been allowed to access the site to retrieve personal effects and documents that

FUTURE SHOP - Correction Notice We would like to clarify that in the November 29 flyer, page 5, the advertised prices for TELUS Optik TV HD-PVR Digital Box / TELUS Optik TV HD Digital Box (WebID: 10193848 / 10151026) are only valid from November 29 - December 2, 2013. Also, on page 12 of the Black Weekend Wrap, the LG 42” LN5200 Series LED TV (WebID: 10273690) was incorrectly advertised as having 2x HDMI ports, when in fact it ONLY has 1. Also, on page 4, the Bose CineMate 1 SR Home Theatre System (WebCode: 10178456) was advertised at $1359.99 when in fact the correct price is $1439.99 with a TV purchase. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our valued customers.

Stay and Play! Owned by Upper Skagit Indian Tribe

ANNiveRSARY SpeciAl

$134 *

USD

SUNDAY – THURSDAY

GAmiNG pAckAGe: G • $84 Deluxe Room Regularly $99

Recently Renovated

• $25 Player-Bucks • $25 Slot Ticket • 2nd night for $84

Phone Reservations Only!

Limited AvAiLAbiLity! Toll Free 1-877-275-2448 Mention Offer Code: SvC134 *Offer valid Now – December 26, 2013. Must be a Rewards Club Member– Membership is FREE! Join on your first visit!

Hotel subject to availability. Taxes not included. Restrictions apply. Rates do not apply to groups. Upgrades to suites available at additional cost.

Staying the night or just a day trip?

Get PAR on your Gaming Buy-In Up To $500! Valid once, Now – December 26, 2013 Must be a Rewards Club Member

may have survived, while trespassers pick through the rubble. Mike Taschner of Pacific Income Tax said he has valuable files in cabinets that he can see are still intact in what remains of his office in a part of the building that wasn’t demolished immediately after the blaze. Some of those files may contain sensitive data. But when he’s tried to sneak into the site he’s been chased away by police, who, he said,

“read me the riot act,” after his most recent attempted incursion this past weekend. The site has been surrounded by a blue steel security fence since shortly after the fire was extinguished, but a security guard who was posted there hasn’t been on site for weeks, according to Lynne Quesnel, who operated Moody Beads with her partner Andy Guertin. Quesnel said she’s seen trespassers sifting through the rubble and

BRING IN ANY COMPETITORS BURGER COUPON AND WE WILL EXCHANGE IT FOR

2 WALLY BURGERS

XE DELU

5

FOR $

.00

*INCLUDING TAX

810 QUAYSIDE DRIVE

AT THE RIVER MARKET IN NEW WESTMINSTER

604.549.0013

WWW.WALLYSBURGERS.CA

even photographed them. Her business wasn’t destroyed by the fire itself but was deemed structurally unsound from water damage and later demolished. Quesnel said she could still see plastic bins that contained her inventory of beads, personal effects and records from her business amidst the rubble immediately after the fire, but they’re now gone. A safe containing money and important papers is likely buried in the basement somewhere. “No one has ever told me whether my stuff is there,” she said. “Until someone goes in and has a look, then I will never know. I’m always worried whenever I see people in there.” That’s almost a daily occurrence said Harm Woldring, who operates The Wine Factory at McKenzie and Front streets, right across from the site.

“I can pretty much guarantee there’s someone in there every night,” said Woldring, who often finds the detritus of their salvage expeditions littered in front of his shop the following morning when the trespassers realize much of the wire and fixtures they’re pulling out is worthless. Sgt. Diana McDaniel, of the New Westminster Police Department, said the fire site hasn’t been “a major issue.” She said there were two recorded incidents of trespass in November. A man was apprehended Nov. 8 with a backpack stuffed with what looked like a large piece of copper pipe and charges of break and enter were submitted to Crown. And on Nov. 29 two men were issued a warning to stay away after they were caught inside the fencing. Taschner said the

site’s ongoing lack of security is illustrated by his own clandestine expeditions. “It’s so simple and easy to get in, it takes five minutes,” said Taschner, who relocated his office to 604 Columbia St. Taschner said while he’s managed to secret out some of his files, he’s worried those that remain could be stolen, or damaged by exposure to the elements. Each file he retrieves makes it easier to rebuild clients’ records, some of whom he’s dealt with for 17 years. It also eases his concerns about identity theft. Quesnel said her need to salvage items from her demolished store is as much emotional as practical. “It kind of stalls the whole process of moving forward. Even though everything that’s in there is covered by insurance, in our hearts you want your own stuff back.”

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS **Prices in effect until December 12th, 2013

FLANNELETTE

CUDDLELUSCIOUS COLLECTION

PRINTS

- Regular $10.00/m

$4.50/m

- All stock

50%

*

*

OFF REG. PRICE

STORAGE CASES & SEWING MACHINE TOTES -Assorted styles -All stock

50% -60%

FASHION, HOLIDAY, & SPECIAL OCCASION FABRICS - All stock

FLEECE COUNTRY - All stock

*

OFF REG. PRICE

40% - 70%

*

OFF REG. PRICE

50% - 70% OFF REG. PRICE

**Exclusive to Fabricland Sewing Club Members**

**some exclusions may apply, this includes Promotional, Clearance products, “Special Purchase`& bargain centre

I-5 Exit 236 • 877-275-2448 • theskagit.com All prices in U.S. Dollars. Management reserves all rights. Casino opens at 9 am daily. Must be 21 or older with valid ID. CVING Skagit Player-Bucks are non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash.

EXPANDED LOCATION

NEW LOCATION

vancouver

new weSt

1678 Southeast Marine Drive

604-321-1848

1015 columbia Street columbia Square Plaza

604-525-0074

www.fabriclandwest.com

*


Wednesday, December 4, 2013 NewsLeader A21

SPORTS Little Angels wipe out Hyack girls

The New Westminster Hyacks senior girls basketball team faced a tough opponent in Vancouver last Thursday falling 75-34 to the Little Flower Academy Angels. Princess Frias scored 11 points and Zoe Roberts had six in a losing cause. The day before, however, the Hyacks downed the visiting Killarney Cougars from Vancouver 62-29 thanks to a 23-point performance by Amanda Zacharuk. Frias notched 14 while Sonia Heer had 13. In the preceding junior girls game, New West defeated Killarney 73-23 with Justice Steer getting 15 points, Roberts 11 and Kate Bruyneel, Emma Fogie and Celia Palmer eight each.

SquEEzE PLAy Burnaby forward Nicole Kuhn tries to squeeze past Katie Davies and another New Westminster defender in the first half of their Pacific Coast Field Lacrosse U-15 field lacrosse game, Saturday at Queen’s Park.

MARIO BARTEL NEWSLEADER

Glenbrook’s Forgie forges lead The Glenbrook middle school’s Grade 8 girls basketball squad got a good start to the season with a pair of victories at the St. Thomas Aquinas tournament in North Vancouver. In its opener on Friday, Glenbrook beat the Guildford Park Sabres from Surrey 31-23 on the strength of 19 points from Sarah Forgie. The next morning they went on to beat Port Coquitlam’s Archbishop Carney Stars 29-13 with Forgie again leading the way with 13 points while Mia Overvac had eight. Glenbrook lost to an under-14 select team in the tournament final.

Lineman Sherman provincial all-star New Westminster Hyacks Grade 11 offensive lineman Harper Sherman has been named a provincial AAA high school varsity football all-star. He is the sixth Hyack offensive lineman to receive the provincial recognition. The six-foot-five, 255-pound Sherman is being courted by several American and Canadian college football programs.

New Westminster Hyack lineman Harper Sherman was named a provincial AAA high school football all-star. He is flanked by head coach Farhan Lalji, his father Tony Sherman, mother Diane Strandberg, and Hyack assistant coach Darnell Sikorski.

! Y R R for U H $ 25,000Christmas 25,000 Christmas Bonus Cash!

DEADLINETHURSDAY

PhOTO cONTRIBuTED/hyAckS

Makes a great

Stocking Stuffer!

Don’t miss out! Get your tickets by midnight December 5th!

4 STUNNING NEW PRIZE HOME PACKAGES $ 2.5 MILLION CASH! OR

PLUS A 50/50 JACKPOT UP TO

$2 MILLION

WIN... and you could change your life!

Visit the 2 White Rock Ocean View Homes today. 14373 Marine Drive -AND- 1266 Best Street. 11am - 5pm daily.

Get tickets at MillionaireLottery.com 604 602 5848 / toll free 1 888 445 5825

50/50 tickets: Winner takes half.

Winner will choose one prize option; other prize options will not be awarded. Rules of Play: MillionaireLottery.com Chances are 1 in 117,000 (total tickets for sale) to win a grand prize. Chances are 1 in 482,600 (total tickets for sale) to win the 50/50 prize. Problem Gambling Help Line 1-888-795-6111 www.bcresponsiblegambling.ca

Know your limit, play within it.

Benefiting Vancouver General Hospital BC Gaming Event Licence #57875 BC Gaming Event Licence #57912

19+ to play!


A22 NewsLeader Wednesday, December 4, 2013

D TEbook EvEnTs The Importance of Being Uncle Roscoe: The Vagabond Players present a comedy f e a t u r i n g g o s s i py neighbours, a couple con men, some lively youngsters, a plasticperfect newswoman and hilarious case of mistaken identity. W h e n : Dec. 4-21, We d n e s d ay to S a t u rd ay, 8 p. m . , Sunday matinees, 2 p.m. Where: Bernie Legge Theatre, Queens Park, New Westminster. Tickets: $15, Seniors/ Students $13, Two-forone previews Dec. 4-6. Reservations: 604-5210412 or reservations@ vagabondplayers.ca.

Email newsroom@newwestnewsleader.com

Come Fly with Me: Michael Bublé’s Rise to Stardom, a Memoir: Book signing by Beverly Delich and co-author Shelley Fralic for their new book on the decade Delich spent as manager of Burnaby’s Michael Bublé in the early days of his career. When: Saturday, Dec. 7, 12 p.m. Where: Black Bond Books, Royal City Centre, 102-610 Sixth St., New Westminster. I n f o : B l a ck B o n d Books, 604-528-6226 or blackbond@aol.com.

Homes for the Holidays: Tour some of your favourite New West heritage homes beautifully decorated for Christmas. From an

Arts and Crafts beauty to a Victorian gem, experience heritage by night aglow in seasonal splendour. Music and Christmas shopping all await at this heritage holiday event. When: Sunday, Dec. 8, 4:30 to 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 each, available at www.qphf.org and in New Westminster at: Queen’s Park Care Centre, 315 McBride Blvd., 604-517-8661; Cadeaux Gifts & Home Embellishments, 467 East Columbia St., 604521-5269; DeDutch Pa n n e k o e k H o u s e, Columbia Square, 604521-2288; Bricks & Mortar Living, 50 Sixth St., 604-553-0289; and Royal City Colours, 700 12th St., 604-521-5209.

S o c i e t y. When: Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7-8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Van Pet, Royal Square Mall, corner of 8th Avenue and McBride Boulevard, New Westminster. Info: 604-524-8933. Carols and Bells: Handbell ringing and carol singing! When: Sunday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m. Where: Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., New Westminster. Tickets at the door. Info: 604-5221606. maRiO BaRTEl/nEWslEaDER

Kathleen Langstroth admires the Christmas centrepiece she’s created as she decorates her Arts & Crafts heritage home on Seventh Avenue for the first Homes for the Holidays tour. Her’s is one of five decorated heritage homes in New Westminster that will be on the tour, to be held Sunday, Dec. 8, from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m. The tour is a fundraise for the Queen’s Park Healthcare Foundation.

Ju dy D a r cy, M L A Holiday Open House: When: Wednesday, Dec 4, 4 to 7 p.m. Where: 737 Sixth St., New Westminster. Info: judy.darcy.mla@leg. bc.ca or 604-775-2101.

EXHIBITOR BOOTHS, SPEAKERS’ SESSIONS, ONSITE RESUMÉ CLINIC, SPEED MENTORING + MORE December 16, 2013, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Vancouver Public Library (350 West Georgia Street)

Keynote Speaker: Gobinder Gill “8 Key Steps to Getting Hired” To compete successfully in today’s competitive job market, immigrants need to know what human resources personnel are seeking (hint: soft skills are important). Indian-born diversity expert and best-selling author Gobinder Gill shares his “8 Key Steps” to set you apart and increase your chances of getting hired.

MORE SPEAKERS ON STRATEGIC VOLUNTEERING, FOREIGN CREDENTIALS, FINANCES IN CANADA AND ACCENT REDUCTION!

Fundraiser Clothing Sale: All proceeds go to The Weekend To E n d Wo m e n ’s Cancers. A new and nearly new clothing and accessories sale. Hundreds of items for children, ladies and men and many highend brand names. Nothing over the price of $5. When: Sunday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: 98-10th St., New Westminster.

Illuminations at Heritage Christmas: The annual spectacular display of Christmas lights at Burnaby Village Museum is back with new decorations, a new holiday scavenger hunt and even twinkling lights that react to sound in the bandstand. Free gate admission. When: Until Dec. 13, 12 to 4:30 p.m., Dec. 14 to Jan. 3, 12 to 9 p.m., closed Dec. 24-25. Where: 6501 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Info: www.burnabyvillage museum.ca. Santa Visits Pets: Visit Santa and get a photo of your pet. Prizes. By suggested $10 donation to Royal City Humane

72% OFF!

65% OFF!

$9999 51% OFF!

$3499

42cm stainless steel multi-roaster with rack and bonus poultry lacer and baster. List: $359.99.

71% OFF! Our 12pc Canadiana Cookware set is made from 18/10 stainless

steel and features an impact bonded base that’s safe for all stovetops of modern kitchens, including induction. Durable riveted handles, no-drip lips, oven and dishwasher safe, the Canadiana is built to last and we stand behind it with our exceptional 25 year warranty. Set includes: 1.5L, 2L, 3L saucepans, 6.5L Dutch oven, 2.5L steamer, 3L sauté pan, 24cm/9.5” ceramic non-stick frying pan, and 5 covers. List: $949.00.

$26999

Non-stick paring & Santoku knife set in red or yellow. List: $26.99.

$1299 66% OFF! 32cm non-stick,

20pc Souris flatware set. List: $99.99.

UP TO 70% OFF!

Avonlea fry pans feature one of the world’s toughest triple-layer non-stick coatings and are completely PFOA Free. 20cm/8” Avonlea fry pan. List: $129.99. Now $39.99 24cm/9.5” Avonlea fry pan. List: $149.99. Now $44.99 28cm/11” Avonlea fry pan. List: $169.99. Now $59.99

70% OFF! 1L Roseberry

stainless steel wok with glass/stainless lid. List: $209.99.

$134.99. teapot. $134.99

$6999

$3999 DECEMBER 3RD TO 8TH ONLY AT:

BURNABY

MING Wo Cookware Lougheed Mall 167 – 9855 Austin Ave. Robertson Home Hardware 4052 East Hastings St.

COQUITLAM

Reliable Parts Coquitlam 85 North Bend St.

PORT COQUITLAM

Port Coquitlam Building Supplies 2650 Mary Hill Rd.

Information & dealers: 1-800-A NEW-POT or www.paderno.com. Not all locations open Sunday. Quantities limited, please be early. Sale items may not be exactly as shown.

N ew We s t m i n s t e r Symphony Orchestra: 14th Annual Christmas dance concert, a new family tradition where the students of Richmond Academy of Dance perform to holiday favourites, and selections from The N u t c r a c k e r, accompanied by the N W S O. A d m i s s i o n by donation. When: Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. Where: Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New Westminster. Info: 604-521-5050 or www.masseytheatre. com. Winter Groove 2013 - Finding Emo: Fresh Groove Productions is celebrating its 13th y e a r, showcasing the talents of its hip hop, street and breakdancing dancers ranging in age from six to 21. When: Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. Where: Massey Theatre, Massey Theatre, 735 E i g h t h Ave. , N ew Westminster. Tickets: Adults $21, Seniors/17 years old and under $18. Info: 604-521-5050 or www.masseytheatre. com. The Nutcracker: R oya l C i t y Yo u t h Ballet presents The Nutcracker with Royal City Youth Ballet’s 25th anniversary full -length ballet production, featuring a cast of 100+ dedicated and enthusiastic dancers, under the artistic direction of Dolores Kirkwood. When: Sunday, Dec. 8, 1 and 4:30 p.m. Where: Massey Theatre, Massey Theatre, 735 E i g h t h Ave. , N ew Westminster. Tickets: Adult $35, Children 13 and under $25. Info: 604-521-5050 or www. masseytheatre.com.


Wednesday, December 4, 2013 NewsLeader A23

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

INDEX IN BRIEF FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS ...............1-8

7

OBITUARIES

TRAVEL 74

TIMESHARE

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS ...9-57 CHILDREN ........................................80-98 EMPLOYMENT .............................102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES...................203-387

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

PETS & LIVESTOCK ......................453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE...........503-587 REAL ESTATE ...............................603-696

A Great Janitorial Franchise Opportunity

We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package.

MARINE .......................................903-920

AGREEMENT

DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION

Advertisers are reminded that Provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, color, nationality, ancestry or place of origin, or age, unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright and/or properties subsist in all advertisements and in all other material appearing in this edition of bcclassified.com. Permission to reproduce wholly or in part and in any form whatsoever, particularly by a photographic or offset process in a publication must be obtained in writing from the publisher. Any unauthorized reproduction will be subject to recourse by law.

_____________ Advertise across the Lower Mainland in the 18 best-read community newspapers and 2 dailies. ON THE WEB:

bcclassified.com

FLANAGAN, Paul Heston 1934-2013 Finally free! After a long, brave battle with cancer, Paul Flanagan passed away on Friday, November 29th, 2013. He is survived by Gerry, his loving wife and best friend of 55 years, his daughter Dawn, his son John (Martha), his sister Barbara Flanagan and the lights of his life, his grandchildren Johanna and Ronan. We will all miss his kind, generous heart, his quick wit and corny jokes. He will live forever in our hearts and memories. Thanks to the staff at the Royal Columbian Hospital, the Cancer Clinic and Drs Milgram and Anderson for their wonderful care. There is no service planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Royal Columbian Hospital Fund and/ or the Cancer Clinic. Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.gardenhill.ca

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS 33

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

The most effective way to reach an incredible number of BC Sportsmen & women. Two year edition- terrific presence for your business.

Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: fish@blackpress.ca

• Annual Starting Revenue of $12,000 - $120,000 • Guaranteed Cleaning Contracts • Professional Training Provided • Financing Available • Ongoing Support • Low Down Payment required A Respected Worldwide Leader in Franchised Office Cleaning. Coverall of BC 604.434.7744 info@coverallbc.com www.coverallbc.com EXCITING NEW CANADIAN BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. Available in your area! Min inv req’d. For more info, call 866-945-6409 GET FREE VENDING MACHINES Can Earn $100,000.00 + Per Year. All Cash-Retire in Just 3 Years. Protected Territories. Full Details CALL NOW 1-866-668-6629. Website WWW.TCVEND.COM. HOME BASED Embroidery Business for less than $10,000. Get started in the promotional products industry. Work from home on your schedule. Call Nicolle at 1-866-890-9488. BOLD FACE can make your ad stand out! A minimal charge for a good investment. Call us at 604-575-5555

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 115

EDUCATION

HIGHWAY OWNER OPERATORS $3500 SIGNING BONUS Van Kam’s group of companies req. Highway linehaul owner operators based in our Surrey terminal for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving experience/training.

AUTOMOTIVE ..............................804-862

bcclassified.com reserves the right to revise, edit, classify or reject any advertisement and to retain any answers directed to the bcclassified.com Box Reply Service and to repay the customer the sum paid for the advertisement and box rental.

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

RENTALS ......................................703-757

bcclassified.com cannot be responsible for errors after the first day of publication of any advertisement. Notice of errors on the first day should immediately be called to the attention of the Classified Department to be corrected for the following edition.

114

CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO Risk Program STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. FREE Consultation. Call Us NOW. We Can Help! 1-888-356-5248

TRAVEL.............................................61-76

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

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

To join our team of professional drivers, email a detailed resume, current driver’s abstract and details of your truck to: careers@vankam.com or Call 604-968-5488 or Fax: 604-587-9889 Only those of interest will be contacted. Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility.

Find the

HOME of Your Dreams!

16

115

EDUCATION

TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/ Condominium Manager ONLINE! Graduates get access to all jobs posted with us. 33 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-665-8339, 604-681-5456.

16

CHRISTMAS CORNER

GIESBRECHT’S TREE FARM Large selection of fresh cut Nobles, Frasers, Grands & Douglas Fir 3ft - 10ft

124

NEW HOURS Nov 30-Dec 5, 9:00am-5:00pm Dec 6 - 15, 9:00am-7:00pm Dec 16 onward 9:00am-5:00pm

FARM WORKERS

FARM LABOURER ( Outdoors ) Seasonal. Starts January 2014 $10.25/hr, 40 hrs/wk. Duties incl. Transplanting, pot filling, standing, heavy lifting & bending. W.I.G. Greenhouse 6151 Thorne Ave, Bby V3N2T8 Fax resume 604-521-3178

127

bcclassified.com Real Estate Section - Class 600’s

CHRISTMAS CORNER

7 foot artificial Christmas tree. 51’’ diameter at base. No lights. GET READY EARLY. Great condition. Looks very natural. Downsizing. North Delta. (604)591-9740

www.giesbrechtstreefarm.com and on facebook

.place des arts Christmas Boutique Nov 14-Dec 20. 1120 Brunette Ave. Coquitlam. wwwplacedesarts.ca

5871-248th St. Langley

HAIRCARE PROFESSIONALS

QUALIFIED HAIRDRESSER To work in

New Westminster area Seniors care home. Mon., Wed. & Friday. Call: 604-420-9339

You’ll never believe how many good buys we can pack into one place! EARN EXTRA CASH! Clean out your basement, closet, attic or garage and sell all those unwanted items. Place your ad with us today at 604-575-5555

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 114

Don’t keep good things you don’t use anymore. Bring them to light with an ad in the classifieds.

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

CLASSIFIED The matchmaker where buyers and sellers meet.

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

AN IRONCLAD COMPANY

You’ll never believe how many good buys we can pack into one place!

FIRST TIME ADVERTISER? Let our professionally trained staff help you word an effective ad. Call us now. 604-575-5555

114

DENWILL

C A L L T O D A Y........Cash tomorrow! Place your ad today!

CASH IN on the Classifieds. No matter what you have to offer, you can find a buyer through the classifieds.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Sales Specialist Digital Products Black Press has an immediate opening for a digital sales specialist to monetize several highly successful online advertising platforms including LocalWork.ca. Main Duties: tContact prospective customers as directed by the Manager for a range of Black Press Digital advertising opportunities. Primary contact will be via telephone & e-mail. tMaintain contact and call volumes through a CRM system. tCreativity is an asset. Qualifications: tThe successful candidate will possess exceptional telephone marketing skills and will enjoy working in fast paced environment and have at least 2 years of direct selling experience. tThis is a full time position based in Langley, BC. Black Press Offers Competitive Compensation, Benefits & Opportunities For Career Development. tApply with resume to: Kristy O’Connor, Digital Sales Manager: koconnor@bpdigital.ca blackpress.ca X bclocalnews.com

BULK PETROLEUM CLASS 1 DRIVERS

Denwill, a progressive and growing company transporting bulk liquid petroleum products based in Burnaby, requires Class One Drivers. We offer:

t Competitive hourly pay t4Bfety bonus t Great benefits package t Excellent equipment t 4 on and 4 off work schedule t 4UFBEZZFBSSPVOEMPDBMXPSL t On the job training leading to certification in the transportation and handling of petroleum products

We require drivers with: ‡$QH[FHOOHQWVDIHW\UHFRUG t \HDUVH[SHULHQFH t &ODVVZLWK$LU E-mail your resume and current “N” copy of your drivers abstract to: HR@denwill.net


A24 NewsLeader Wednesday, December 4, 2013

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 130

HELP WANTED

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 130

HELP WANTED

CARRIERS NEEDED

F/T DISPATCHER

YOUTH & ADULTS

Sanfred Transport located in Langley is accepting applications for an experienced full time dispatcher. Must have knowledge of the transportation industry, cross border data entry and must have excellent communication skills. Interested applicants please submit your resume via email to fschaefer@sanfred.com or fax to 604-607-6433 Attn. Fred Schaefer

Deliver newspapers (2x per week) on Wednesdays and Fridays in your area. Papers are dropped off at your home with the flyers pre-inserted! Call Christy 604-436-2472

for available routes email

Email circulation@burnaby newsleader.com

GENERAL LABOURERS OIL & GAS INDUSTRY GUARANTEED Job Placement

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 160

SHEETMETAL AND CRANE OPERATORS WANTED WKM is currently looking for journeymen and/or registered apprentices We offer competitive wage packages and LOA Please send resumes to Box 225, Trail BC V1R4L5 or email davidfontaine@shawcable.com or phone 250-364-1541 for more information

READ THIS!

• Labourers • Tradesmen • Class 1 Drivers

CLASSIFIEDS GET

Call 24Hr. Free Recorded Message 1-888-213-2854 NIGHT TIME Restaurant Cleaners needed 7 nights/wk, lower mainland area. (604)572-0070

TRADES, TECHNICAL

JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $32/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Fulltime permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info at: hannachrylser.ca. Fax 403-854-2845; Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 160

TRADES, TECHNICAL

ROUTE SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE We are looking for outgoing individuals to help take care of our amazing customers. You are responsible for daily pick up and delivery of uniforms, mats, towels and more. Customers are the focus of everything we do, so your face-to-face time with each of them every week is critical. You have a good driving record, a strong work ethic, and a customer service attitude. Enjoy Mon. - Fri. Day Shifts, BeneďŹ ts, Good Pay, & A Family Culture w/ Many Opportunities For Advancement.

PERSONAL SERVICES 172 ASTROLOGY/PSYCHICS

182

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

If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161

157

157

157

Learn more about us at www.uniďŹ rst.ca To apply, please send resume and driver’s abstract to Sheri DeLeeuw by fax 604-888-8372 or email sheri_deleeuw@uniďŹ rst.ca

.

130

HELP WANTED

130

By joining the number one community newspaper serving Surrey/North Delta, you can realize your full potential while contributing to one of the fastest growing communities in Canada. The team environment at The Leader will inspire you to the highest level of customer partnership and reward your motivated approach to excellence.

HELP WANTED

The ideal candidate will have experience, be a strong communicator, well organized, self motivated and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. A car and a valid driver’s license is required. The Leader is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest private independent newspaper company with more than 100 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii.

6AN0RESS Att: General Manager !TTN0RESS2OOM-ANAGER 2IVERBEND#OURT "URNABY "#6.% &AX   604.515.4686     

%MAILBARRY VANPRESSPRINTERSCOM .OPHONECALLSPLEASE

FOSTER/SOCIAL CARE

115

Send your resume with cover letter by December 6th, 2013. Jim Mihaly publisher@surreyleader.com The Surrey Leader #200-5450 152nd Street, Surrey, BC V3S 5J9

7ETHANKALLTHOSEWHOAREINTERESTED INTHISPOSITIONHOWEVERONLYTHOSE SELECTEDFORANINTERVIEWWILLBE CONTACTED

caregiving@plea.bc.ca 604.708.2628 w w w. p l e a . c a

EDUCATION

www.blackpress.ca

www.blackpress.ca > www.bclocalnews.com

EDUCATION

115

EDUCATION

115

EDUCATION

115

EDUCATION

PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM PRAC Train with one of Canada’s largest Practical Nursing trainers.

START IN DECEMBER & WE’LL WAIVE YOUR REGISTRATION FEE* *conditions apply

SALES - INSIDE TELEMARKETING

RESULTS

Become a PLEA Family Caregiver. PLEA provides ongoing training and support. A young person is waiting for an open door...make it yours. y

115

FINANCIAL SERVICES

The Surrey Leader has an opening for an experienced Advertising Sales Representative.

)NTERESTEDAPPLICANTSSHOULDDROPOFF FAX OREMAILTHEIRRESUMETO

125

SALES - INSIDE TELEMARKETING

182

Advertising Sales Representative

 $%%% !"  !$$%% 6AN0RESSHASANOPENINGFORA*OURNEYMAN WEB OFFSET PRESSMAN& WITH MINIMUM !!"$&!'$"  '$ +  YEARSEXPERIENCE0REFERENCEWILLBEGIVEN $$ )( &!&!%)& TO THOSE EXPERIENCE WITH 'OSS 33# *"$  WITH &"$ & +$ '%&$+ PRESSES good 0ERRETTA 2'3condition AND 4ECHNOTRANS '%&in physical and SYSTEMS able &!)!$ !'$%&% +%), -USTBEAVAILABLETOWORKGRAVEYARDSHIFT possibly weekends,  "!$ " PM AM DAYSWEEK .2EFERENCESREQUIRED $ %$#'$

FOSTER/SOCIAL CARE

SALES - INSIDE TELEMARKETING

FINANCIAL SERVICES

PERSONAL SERVICES

PSYCHIC MIRACLES by Luna.com. Call and get a free reading by phone. Love money job family, restores broken relationships, solves all problems permanently. 1-866-229-5072

$%%$!!"$&$ 0RESSMAN

125

PERSONAL SERVICES

- FREE Math, English & Biology Upgrading* - Career Placement Assistance - Financial Options Available Health Care related careers have an expected annual growth rate of 2.4 percent in BC over the next 10 years.

CALL NEW WEST: 604.520.3900 OR VISIT SPROTTSHAW.COM

110 *Conditions apply

-


Wednesday, December 4, 2013 NewsLeader A25 PERSONAL SERVICES 182

FINANCIAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 320

MOVING & STORAGE

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

$45/Hr

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

560

LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE

604-537-4140 JUNK REMOVAL By RECYCLE-IT! 604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

Need CA$H Today? Own a vehicle? Borrow up to $25,000 Snapcarcash.com 604-777-5046

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

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 242

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

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540

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

CONCRETE & PLACING

604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca

338

752

TOWNHOUSES

810 Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now,

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

AUTO FINANCING 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

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

ALTO CONN SAX $495. 604-859-5925

REAL ESTATE 627

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:

HOMES WANTED

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

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

• DIFFICULTY SELLING? •

PLUMBING

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

374

TREE SERVICES

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

Licensed Journeyman

RENTALS

• Plumbing • Heating • Gas Fitting

Quality Work - Fair Price Paul: 604 626-1641 24/7 CRESCENT Plumbing & Heating Licensed Residential 24hr. Service

TREE PRUNING

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

Best done in Dec. or Jan. while dormant for optimal health!

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

• Fully Insured • Best Rates

100% Heating & Plumbing 24/7

Call Ian 604-724-6373

706

APARTMENT/CONDO 2 bdrm bright apt.

• Tree Trimming

Large 2 br located in a Central Coq Co-op. $810/mo. No subsidy. Close to transit, schools, and shopping.

604-787-5915 www.treeworksonline.ca

Sandy 604 945 5864 sandy@terramanagement.ca

Certified, Insured & Bonded COQUITLAM

RELIABLE & AFFORDABLE

Journeyman Call 604-345-0899

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

Call (604) 931-2670

Specializing in • Concrete • Forming • Framing • Siding

All your carpentry needs & handyman requirements.

PETS

604-218-3064

477

HOME REPAIRS

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

PETS

BEAGLES, 12’’ size, ready Dec 11, tri-colour. 5 male, $650. (604)3160376, tobyscardetail@hotmail.com CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

If I can’t do it It can’t be done

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

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

CHIHUAHUAS, tiny tea cups, ready to go now, 2 males. $650. Call 604794-7347

356

RUBBISH REMOVAL Great Pyrenees pups, M/F, 1st shots, parents on site, ready Dec 6. $700. Call (604)798-5069

MOVING & STORAGE

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

LOVING DOG FOR GOOD HOME, Staffordshire/Pitbull, 2yrs spade female. Brindle. Great with kids & adutls. 604-615-7244 Abbotsford, 604-514-3809 Langley

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

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

MOUNTAIN MOVERS- Your trusted choice for residential moving services. (778)378-6683

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

www.bcclassified.com

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

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

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

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

bradsjunkremoval.com

845

Notice is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Doreen Blanche Ryan, also known as Doreen Ryan, Doreen B. Ryan and D.B. Ryan, Deceased, late of #1706 - 1250 Quayside Drive, New Westminster, British Columbia, are hereby required to send particulars of their claims to the Executors 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 2nd day of January, 2014, after which date the Executors will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to claims of which the Executors then have

WE’RE ON THE WEB

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

GUTTER CLEANING

320

Coquitlam 1 brand new bdrm ste $950 incl granite counters. utils & security alarm, N/P. 604-788-1275.

TRANSPORTATION

Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

288

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

VIAGRA 100mg or CIALIS 20mg. Generic. 40 tabs + 10 FREE all for $99 including FREE SHIPPING. Discreet, Fast Shipping. 888-8360780 or metromeds.net

604.220.JUNK(5865)

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

• Additions • Renovations • New Construction

CENTRAL COQUITLAM: New large 1 bdrm suite, stainless steel appl, w/d. Utils & internet. n/s, n/p. $850/mo. Avail. now. 604-939-9198

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

But Dead Bodies!!

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

MOON CONSTRUCTION BUILDING SERVICES

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2005 NISSAN SENTRA GXE- auto, 4 dr. a/c, air cared-2015, mint. cond pwr. option $4400 (604)889-4627

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

20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

287

SUITES, LOWER

BURNABY: Metrotown - Lrg 2 bdrm g/l. full bath, F/P. N/S N/P. $950 inc util. 604-837-5795/604-451-5795

6 - 50 Yard Bins

Starting from $99.00

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

Lic. Electrician A+, BBB member Expert trouble shooter, All types of Electrical work 24/7 604-617-1774

750

TRANSPORTATION

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

DISPOSAL BINS By Recycle-it

ELECTRICAL

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

RENTALS

STEEL BUILDING...”THE BIG YEAR END CLEAR OUT!” 20X22 $4,259. 25X24 $4,684. 30X34 $6,895. 35X36 $9,190. 40X48 $12,526. 47X70 $17,200. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

260

MISC. FOR SALE

STEEL BUILDINGS/ METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

Hauling Anything..

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

APPLIANCES

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

www.affordablemoversbc.com

LEGAL SERVICES

506

APPLIANCES FOR SALE

AFFORDABLE MOVING

188

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

P/B GERMAN ROTTWEILERS 3 female pups. Vet ✓. Ready to go. $500/each. 778-899-3326 mikes hauling 604-516-9237

329 PAINTING & DECORATING CALL

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

www.benchmarkpainting.homestars.com

STANDARD POODLES- Big, beautiful, healthy puppies. Smart, calm, hypo-allergenic. Vet checked, vaccinations, house trained. Males, females, Blacks, Apricots, Reds. Delivery available. $1000, 250-5450158. Hiddenhills@shaw.ca TOY POODLE PUP 7 weeks old. Male, white with black markings $700. 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602 YELLOW LAB PUPS. 3 females. Ready to go. Vet checked. $600. 604-852-6176 Abbotsford.

736

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

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.

Sell your Car! with the &ODVVLÀHG

Power Pack…

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

/LPLWHG Time Offer!

ONLY

MAPLE RIDGE Rancher - Laity St. 3 bdrms, 2baths, large yard & shop. Near schools & transit. $1500. Avail Dec 1st or Jan1st. (604)463-9725.

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

3-LINE EXAMPLE

Size not exactly as shown

$

12

Power Pack LQFOXGHV Burnaby-New Westminster 1HZV/HDGHUPRINT AD: Includes photo and 3-lines for one week. %&&ODVVLÀHGFRP ONLINE AD: BC-wide reach! For one week! USEDVancouver.com ONLINE AD: Local reach — until you cancel it!

call 604.575-5555


A26 NewsLeader Wednesday, December 4, 2013

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

A MONTH FILLED WITH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Carolers, DJs, Jazz Band, Stilt Walking Violinist, Ice Carving, Live Statues, Cookie Decorating, Choirs and more.

Visit LougheedTownCentre.com for more details

Like us on Facebook to receive a free gift and to enter for a chance to WIN weekly prizes. Offer ends December 18.


December 04, 2013  

Section N of the December 04, 2013 edition of the Burnaby NewsLeader

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you