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Vali marling, anvil centre’s general manager, is joined by blair fryer, the city’s communications and economic development manager and Ralph heard of pcl construction in the theatre of the anvil centre during a tour of the facility on friday.

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As Christmas approaches, the atrium of Downtown New Westminster’s Anvil Centre is a concrete canyon flanked by glass, girders and grand staircases. It’s filled with construction equipment and scaffolding as hardhatted workers scurry around the site in their steel-toed boots.

It isn’t quite Santa’s workshop at Eighth and Columbia, although the weather had a North-Pole feel to it as local media toured the site Friday. However, it will be another six months or so before it is unwrapped for everyone to see and use. Although it’s bare bones right now, the “Wow Factor” seems to be already there. At the main entrance, running from the front of the building to the back is an area that’s been nicknamed “the canyon” for the way


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the narrow opening soars 60 feet and has a wall on one side and three cylindrical columns on the other that all lean at an 11-degree angle. It wasn’t yet visible on the tour, but once complete, there will be a skylight at the top that will fill the area with natural light. Bringing the outside in has always been a talking point when the city has discussed the design of the Anvil Centre. And to that end, the front of the building features four floors of glass facing a southern exposure that

leaves the entrance awash in natural light, and offers an up-close look at what’s happening on Columbia Street. Still to come is the Carrara marble which will cover the atrium floor and the staircases. The main floor will hold the centre’s 10,000-square-foot convention space that can accommodate up to 725 for a conference or 500 for a banquet. It can also be subdivided into six smaller spaces. please see city, a3

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New Westminster council has reluctantly relinquished its recycling program to Multi Material BC. They did so to prevent taxpayers from paying double for recycling, although Coun. Chuck Puchmayr predicts they’ll still pay more than they did previously. MMBC is an industry organization set up by the provincial government to take charge of blue box pick-up next May. It will be responsible for collecting and recycling all packaging and printed paper, but will not collect glass bottles. City council did not vote to join the program in September, and after the Union of B.C. Municipalities gave overwhelming support to the city’s resolution opposing it, some solutions were sought. “We really didn’t get very far,” said Puchmayr. So, with a Nov. 30 deadline looming, council held an emergency meeting the day before and voted to join the controversial program. see ProGram, a8

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Thursday, December 12, 2013 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Queensborough Community Centre, 920 Ewen Ave $10.00 suggested donation Has Rover or Fluffy been naughty or nice this year? Bring your lovable and furry friends for a festive picture with Santa! Treats for pets and their humans! All proceeds benefit New Westminster Emergency Pet Services.

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!

For more information, please call Queensborough Community Centre at 604-525-7388.

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.


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WATERFRONT VISION OPEN HOUSE Waterfront Vision Concept - 660 Quayside Drive (the ‘Larco’ site) Wednesday, December 11, 2013 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at River Market Food Hall, 810 Quayside Drive An exciting new vision for the waterfront is being created! This includes a new development proposal for 660 Quayside Drive, the ‘Larco’ site. Are you interested in seeing the proposed waterfront concept plan and providing your feedback? Please join us at the upcoming Community Open House.


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With a Grand Prize of $3,500 worth of Energy Star® appliances, the City of New Westminster is pleased to feature the Community Energy Challenge as part of our Energy Save New West residential program. The Community Energy Challenge is designed to capture and reward energy saving improvements that New Westminster residents have undertaken in their homes, and to inspire deeper retrofits. New Westminster homeowners can qualify for the prize draw by completing three easy steps: 1.

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2. Complete an energy efficiency assessment to understand the energy-saving opportunities in your home. 3. Complete one or more energy upgrades to your home before March 31, 2014 to be automatically entered into the Community Energy Challenge prize draw. Along with the Grand Prize of a $3,500 Energy Star® appliance package, the Community Energy Challenge will also be giving away ten VISATM card gift certificates worth $150 each. The contest closes March 31, 2014 and winners will be announced in April, 2014. To sign up for Energy Save New West and participate in the Community Energy Challenge, you can register online at or call 604-515-3818.

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SNOW/ICE REMOVAL NOTICE Property owners and occupants in New Westminster are reminded that the City’s Street and Traffic Bylaw requires snow and ice to be removed from sidewalks abutting their property, by no later than 10:00 am of the day following a snowfall event. • Clear sidewalks the full length and width, and down to bare concrete • Use ice melt on sidewalks (not salt) • Keep catch basins clear, as much as possible, to allow for drainage • Do not shovel snow onto the street Consider being a good neighbor and help those who may be unable to shovel their sidewalks, or adopt the sidewalk of a senior or a person with a mobility issue. Thanks for helping to keep our city safe! For more information on snow removal and the City’s priority response routes, please visit

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Vali Marling, the Anvil’s recently appointed general manager, and Heidi Hughes, sales and marketing manager, say they’ve already been busy booking events for 2014, including inquiries for weddings from across the province and even some from outside B.C. Hughes said the conference centre will be marketed for its ability to accommodate mid-sized conferences in a scenic setting at prices lower than Vancouver. “The rates will be reflective of not being in Downtown Vancouver, but they are also reflective of an amazing technological structure,” said Hughes. Hughes sees the Anvil’s competition being Robson Square, the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford hotel in Surrey and the Vancouver Convention Centre. Although those facilities are able to handle small conventions they tend to get lost in the big city. “It’s tailor-made for their size of events,” said Hughes of the Anvil Centre. They’ll concentrate on targeting regional conferences because of New Westminster’s central location, reasonable parking rates and nearby SkyTrain stations. “We can create that memorable experience that can’t be found anywhere else on the Lower Mainland,” said Hughes. The Anvil’s gem, however, just might be the theatre on the third and fourth levels, which will seat up to 364 depending on its configuration. Although it’s quite cavernous and far from finished, there’s a noticeable quiet that descends upon entering the theatre, thanks to the soundproofing. The theatre has the added bonus of being connected technologically to the conference centre, to allow events inside to be broadcast in other areas of the building and vice versa. Its retractable seats—which Terry

Atherton, the city’s manager of civic buildings, assured will be very comfortable—can also be easily cleared away to accommodate a conference or banquet for 350. “It’ll be amazing to animate the space for the opening,” said Hughes. “It will be David Copperfield-type stuff.” Around the other side of the theatre is the space for the art gallery, including a temporary one that can be customized to suit the subject of a conference. “Our conference clients are really excited about this,” said Marling. The city’s museum and archives and the Canadian Lacrosse Hall

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New West native South Africans mourn Mandela Grant Granger

When apartheid was abolished in South Africa during the early 1990s, Erich Rautenbach watched what was happening to the country he grew up in from his new home in New Westminster. He fled his homeland during the tumultuous 1970s refusing to be conscripted into the army. And although forgiveness was a key tenet of the Christian faith he was raised in, Rautenbach was bloodthirsty. He wanted someone to pay for the state of his native land during the previous decades. Instead, Nelson Mandela, who was imprisoned by the racist regime for 27 years, preached forgiveness. “Even me, as a kind of a peacenik draft dodger when it all kind of came I had an appetite to see a few criminals swinging from a lamppost, or war trials. It was quite the thing to see the forgiveness thing,” says the Sapperton resident, author of The Unexploded Boer, a book about his

experiences fleeing the country. “That was his major contribution.” Mandela passed away Dec. 5 at the age of 95. He served as president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. Rautenbach believes Mandela transcended South Africa and that’s why apartheid supporters had to accede their power. “He was beyond their grasp. They couldn’t stop him because he was bigger than the country. He was bigger than Michael Jackson and U2 together,” said Rautenbach. He was only about five years old when Mandela was jailed, and it was illegal to talk about his African National Congress (ANC) movement so he knew nothing about them. “When I made my little attempt to seek some kind of justice in the country, I had never heard of the ANC and Mandela,” said Rautenbach. But once he left that’s when he found out about all the country’s troubles such as the riots in the Soweto ghetto and he


Erich Rautenbach said he was surprised when Nelson Mandela had no thirst for vengeance upon his release from prison.

realized it was worse than he thought. When apartheid finally fell and Mandela was released from prison the ANC president didn’t seek revenge, he just went about unifying the country. “He’s achieved the legendary status of (former Indian freedom fighter Mahatma) Gandhi. He symbolized the politics

beyond his country,” said Rautenbach, who is working on a second book. Salinah Kaniki was raised in a South African black township almost as oblivious as Rautenbach. “Personally, I grew up during the apartheid time and, when you grow up, to you life is normal as it is,” said the New Westminster resident and treasurer of

the South African Cultural Association of B.C., which often meets at a Downtown coffee shop. “To us we were very shielded to the brutality of knowing what was going on. What we thought was our education was our education, but it was a bantu education, it was a substandard education.” It wasn’t until high

school that she first heard about Mandela being in jail for attempting to overthrow the South African government. “He foresook living the life of luxury because he was a lawyer and he gave it up for social justice for all,” said Kaniki, a nurse at Vancouver General Hospital. “He’s just shown the whole world how we should be, how we should live, how we shouldn’t be so self-centred, that we should fight for all to be equal.” Banishment of apartheid meant black South Africans could get travel documents so Kaniki believes she wouldn’t have been able to come to Canada without Mandela’s movement to abolish apartheid. “I felt sad, like everybody else, but it was imminent he was sick. I was just overwhelmed with sadness,” said Kaniki of his passing. “You saw how people [were reacting] in South Africa, singing and dancing and yet crying at the same time. He was such an icon to the world, but now the heavens have gained an angel.”

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Is it too soon to urge a little peace and good will this Christmas? Probably not. We’ve all seen the alternative, and it isn’t pretty. Some of us, it seems, are so busy pursuing the material side of the holidays that we’ve lost sight of the spirit. Stressed-out shoppers grimly hunting bargains in the aisles, screaming kids with surly parents and couples who look like they’re going to a funeral instead of experiencing the joy of the season. In short, people who bring their bad mood into a retail outlet to share with the staff and other consumers. Examples of bad behavior abound. While this can be a tough time of year if your finances are tight, it doesn’t have to be a fiscal or emotional crisis. After all, the most expensive item in the store is no gift at all if the giver is grinding their teeth about the cost and the resulting damage to their credit rating. There’s nothing intrinsically wrong about giving big gifts, but not at the cost of civility and peace of mind. There are any number of inexpensive ways of celebrating the holiday season that don’t require busting your bank balance or losing your mind. Try asking the people in the stores, nicely, and you might discover some clever alternatives. So this Christmas, a suggestion: if you feel yourself starting to get anxious or angry, pause and take a deep breath and try to keep things in their proper perspective. Try smiling. Do something nice like holding a door open or letting a driver merge in front. It doesn’t cost a thing. Keep in mind, this is all supposed to be honouring the memory of someone who lived an impoverished life devoted to the less fortunate. Someone whose sacrifice might be better celebrated with a little more gratitude for the people in our lives and a little less drama at the tills this season. – Langley Times/Black Press


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Ottawa puts on pipeline push VICTORIA – The federal government stepped up its sales pitch for new pipelines to the B.C. coast last week, as it prepares for the imminent release of the federal review panel’s report on the feasibility of the Enbridge Northern Gateway project. Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver arrived in Vancouver to release an expert panel’s report on the current state of tanker safety on the West Coast. It was the first of two reports that tell the Stephen Harper government in blunt terms how steep a hill it must climb to enable energy exports to Asia. Oliver gave a speech to the Vancouver Board of Trade the following morning, where he vowed to implement one of the panel’s key recommendations. Legislation is coming to ensure that polluters, not taxpayers, must pay for any environmental damage from resource development and transport. The panel was chaired by Gordon Houston, a former Prince Rupert harbourmaster and CEO of Port Metro Vancouver. Its report details the

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little-noticed fact that coastal waters around Victoria and Vancouver are already congested with shipping traffic, including Alaska oil tankers, and are at “very high risk” of an incident. Of course that “very high risk” should be seen in the B.C. context, where there has never been a serious oil spill at sea in a century of continuous petroleum shipping. The report calls for potential polluters to show they are prepared for a “worst case” discharge like the 1989 Exxon Valdez grounding in Alaska. It tells Ottawa the Canadian Coast Guard must be properly funded to serve as incident command. Oliver recounted efforts made so far, including annual tanker inspections, increased aerial surveillance and marine

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Enbridge and Kinder Morgan Canada oil proposals. The entrenched opposition is against oil, particularly heavy oil in tankers. Politics and protesters aside, these are the facts for B.C. The prosperous provinces in Canada today are Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland, based mainly on energy development. The rest are struggling. B.C. continues to lose skilled workers to Alberta, where oil sands development continues to expand despite the continuing chorus of U.S.financed misrepresentation of its environmental impact. It’s a key moment in Canadian history. This is where we see if we can go beyond our status as a client state of the U.S. This year’s B.C. election, where pandering to urban protest backfired on the NDP, suggests a new seriousness in the public mood. More people understand today that our comfortable modern society with free-access health care is a fragile thing. We have it better than most of the world, for now.

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New Q2Q bridge will be a vital link

Re: Pedestrian bridge a waste of money (Letters, NewsLeader, Nov. 1) Are you serious? A waste of money? Do you even know what is on the other side? An entire community of young families living in Port Royal. I live in Port Royal and my parents live on Quayside. I can see their apartment, yet I have to travel all the way around, across the Queensborough Bridge to get there. How does it not make LARRY & MARGARET HARRISON have supported sense to have a bridge? Free NEWSLEADER FILE Douglas College students since 1992 with an unsurpassed Creating a new pedestrian bridge between the Quayside and Port Royal up some traffic congestion warmth and generosity. “We are so impressed with the neighbourhoods would provide a easy second option to travel between the mainland on the bridge, more transit of New Westminster and Queensborough, a letter writer says. faculty and staff as well as the type of students we seem to options, more convenience encounter,” the Maple Ridge couple says, adding that they to shops and restaurants. get tremendous pleasure from helping students and being ••••• a part of their success. Thrifty’s is a B.C. grocery I could take a 15 minute bus/ For goodness sake, how store, and it carries and SkyTrain ride to get across, or much more of a mess can these promotes B.C. products make a four-minute walk. municipal politicians make of like Island Farms dairy The bus doesn’t even run in transit in the Lower Mainland? and environmentally cool our community past 8 p.m. They can’t get their act together products like Broody Chick This bridge would be a 13-089 Photo by Mikki Herbold on a funding formula; can’t biodegradable diapers (Victoriagodsend. agree on a bridge replacement, based). You should take a look at 7/25/2013 11:25:02 AM nor the size of it... Do you think a store with a 13-089 foundation_harrisons.indd 1 the list of projects New West Bet they have no trouble with name like No Frills will offer is “wasting money” on. This pay raises for themselves. options like Thrifty’s? project seems to be the most Peter Marshall I’m sick to my stomach at the practical and necessary out of thought of something like a No the lot of them. ••••• Jeff Martin Frills taking that spot. —online comment Just part of the Lower To me that is just one more Mainland’s ongoing mess. When dollar store that this town does is someone going to show some not need to boost its image. PONDERING PATTULLO leadership and amalgamate this And if it’s a Save-On, that’s OF THE FUTURE whole region? Fewer politicians, no different than a Safeway. Re: Pattullo Bridge brouhaha fewer executives, fewer highSo how is shutting down a heats up (NewsLeader, Dec. 6) paid salaries, fewer performance unique, locally oriented store Perhaps before subsidizing bonuses. increasing competition? irresponsible transportation Sounds like a win/win to me. Let’s think about the variety choices a further 60 years, One thing’s for sure, NIMBY is of goods and competition of TransLink should invest in alive and well here. different products not just who Gord Jones can provide the cheapest crap. public transit. —online comments Perhaps TransLink should Why couldn’t they close down expand bus service in suburban one of the three Safeway stores? areas. Such a silly decision, based on LOSING THRIFTY’S Perhaps Surrey and other top-down macro economics, not communities should make more WILL BE SAD DAY community needs. A reason to care. A reason to give. I don’t care who owns what, effort to transform themselves Is there any way to fight this? Thrifty Foods is not the same from bedroom communities I really hope New Westminster In the spirit of the season, your generous donation as Safeway and to have that into urban centres. city council can exercise some supermarket closed down is a Perhaps if Surrey required clout in this matter. can change a life at Royal Columbian Hospital. terrible blow to New West and all new strata construction Very, very sad. Mia Harth Sapperton in particular. to include several floors Donate today. New Westminster When we were looking to buy of subsidized low-income in New West a couple of years housing—some for old folks, ago, the fact that there was to some for the disabled, some for be a Thrifty’s was a draw for me students—there’d be reduced to Sapperton. vehicle traffic over the river. We want your view! We didn’t end up in Perhaps if Surrey stopped email: letters@ Sapperton, but close by and I enabling the destructive and too-common addiction to single shop there regularly. twitter: @newwestnews My other option is Choices. family homes… facebook: In Burnaby. And I live two Perhaps. William Henry Rice blocks away from a Safeway.   newwestnews

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Program was ‘forced on municipalities,’ Puchmayr says where it goes,” said Puchmayr. He’s fearful much of the Puchmayr had opposed reimbursement money will be enlisting in it because he felt clawed back by MMBC. it would only benefit private That’s because originally industry. New West was told it was But he reluctantly agreed going to be charged $5,000 for to the deal because New West every truck with more than residents would be paying an three per cent contamination extra fee if the city didn’t of non-recyclable acquiesce. products. They would not only Puchmayr said pay a recycling tax when New Westminster is they purchase their already one of Metro products, their garbage Vancouver’s best collection rates would PUCHMAYR recycling cities and not be reduced because it was having trouble the city would have to keeping contamination handle the recyclables. to six per cent. Under the MMBC system, He believes three per cent it will reimburse the city for is an almost impossible goal, whatever recyclable products especially since glass won’t be New Westminster brings allowed in the blue boxes. to them and the city would “There was no way we reduce the utility fees to reflect would ever be going to reach the rebate. that target. Literally the money “It’s not fair taxing New they were going to give us for Westminster citizens twice so I this service was going to go reluctantly accepted MMBC. back to them,” said Puchmayr. We’ll have to monitor it to “They end up with this ⫸

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huge pool of money at our expense.” However, since then MMBC and New West have worked out a ceiling of $4,500 per truck and 24 trucks a year. “They’ll be clawing back $190,000 in potential contamination fees. It’s just a ridiculous system. It doesn’t benefit the environment, it doesn’t benefit us at all,” said Puchmayr. Puchmayr said the program was forced on the municipalities and will only benefit the provincial government’s industry friends. “They gave it to select proponents in the market, and there’s really not enough oversight on it from key stakeholders,” said Puchmayr. Under the new program, residents will either have to take their glass to the city’s recycling depot next to Canada Games pool, or to a Return-It centre.

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The Wildlife Rescue Association of BC would like to thank the sponsors, volunteers, presenters and guests who helped make the Wild Winter Gala a wonderful evening. We hope to see you again in 2014! Sponsors

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We would also like to thank the following people and organizations for their time, donations, services and support. Without their help, the Wild Winter Gala would not have been possible. Saturday, November 23, 2013Docc Andrews & Amanda Panes of JRfm 5th Avenue Therapeutic Massage Clinic Barry Price Beneath Your Feet Landscaping Brenna Lerch Burnaby Art Gallery Burnaby Fire Department Burnaby Heights Chiropractic, Linda Radonjic Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Cathy Kenning Cherry Point Estate Wines Chevron City of Burnaby Clearly Contacts Club Ilia Colourtime Printing & Digital Imaging Costco Dale Johnston Darren and Elaine Olma David’s Tea David Watanabe Desert Hills Estate Winery Destination Auto Group

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Three new ferries to use LNG


all winter from December to February!

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BC Ferries has invited bids from five shipyards to construct its next three replacement vessels for its fleet, with dual-fuel engines for diesel and liquefied natural gas. Two of the new mid-sized ferries are to be in service by 2016, replacing the 48-yearold Queen of Burnaby on the Comox-Powell River run and the 49-year-old Queen of Nanaimo that serves the Tsawwassen-Southern Gulf Islands route. The two replacements will have capacity for 145 vehicles and 600 passengers, including crew. A third ship is to be ready in 2017 to provide peak-season service to the Southern Gulf Islands and

BC Ferries is seeking to replace three of its vessels with new ships that run on either diesel or liquefied natural gas.

relief for ships undergoing refit. Seaspan Vancouver Shipyards is the only Canadian shipbuilder invited to bid.

The others that prequalified for the project are in Norway, Germany, Poland and Turkey. The deadline to bid is Feb. 28. Mark Wilson, BC Ferries’

vice president of engineering, said the new ships are to run primarily on LNG, which is currently about half the cost of diesel, produces less carbon dioxide and all but eliminates sulphur and nitrogen oxide emissions. The duel-fuel ships are also a step towards standardizing vessels, a key to increasing efficiency of the fleet with service flexibility and simplified training. “Currently we operate 18 classes of vessels in a fleet of 35 feet,” Wilson said. “This project is the stepping stone to eventually bring the fleet into potentially five classes of vessels.” BC Ferries expects the introduction of the three new ships to cost between $200 and $300 million.

Immigrant career fair Dec. 16 Establishing a life in a new country can be an overwhelming experience. There’s often a new language to learn, a new culture to absorb, and then there’s the practical necessities of finding a job, upgrading education, securing a safe, comfortable place to live. The Immigrant Expo can help give newcomers to Canada the tools and resources to help smooth their journey. It’s a free, daylong career, education and settlement fair that will be held at the Vancouver Public Library on Dec. 16,

from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Expo is comprised of various exhibitor booths in the main promenade and lower-level rooms with information about colleges, training, settlement resources, careers and employers. There will also be guest speakers and workshops on topics like job search strategies, foreign credentials, finances and even reducing an accent while speaking. Bestselling author and former reporter Gobinder Gill will present the keynote address on the “Eight Key Steps to Getting Hired.”

Immigrant Services Society of B.C. will conduct an onsite resumé writing clinic as well as speed mentoring sessions offering face-toface advice from immigrants who’ve found success in Canada. “With a threepronged approach of settlement, careers and education, our fair brings to life our mission to provide resources for new Canadians to succeed,” said Gutnam Sharma, the publisher of Canadian Immigrant magazine, one of the event’s presenting sponsors.



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SkyTrain riders face delays as TransLink expands stations


$164m in Expo Line upgrades to increase rapid transit capacity Jeff Nagel Black Press



SkyTrain passengers are in for three years of construction delays as TransLink expands seven Expo Line stations to reduce platform congestion and prepare for an influx of new riders connecting via the Evergreen Line from Coquitlam. The biggest disruption from the $164-million project starts early next spring at Main Street-Science World, where most trains won’t stop for up to six months in 2014. Instead, passengers heading to or from Main Street will have to take a two-car shuttle train, running every 10 minutes, that will take them as far as Waterfront or Commercial-Broadway stations, where they can transfer to regular trains.

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The other six stations slated for major upgrades are Commercial-Broadway, Joyce-Collingwood, Metrotown, New Westminster, Scott Road and Surrey Central. Jeff Busby, senior manager of infrastructure at TransLink, said those six stations are to remain open during construction, but passengers may be redirected through different entrances. The Expo Line is nearly 30 years old and the upgrades are part of TransLink’s strategy to prepare it for another three decades of service. The original SkyTrain line now carries 14,000 people per hour in each direction, with that volume limited to the capacity at the system’s tightest bottleneck. Earlier improvements in 2009, including the addition of 48 new SkyTrain cars for the 2010 Olympics, boosted carrying capacity by 30 per cent. But larger, longer station platforms are now needed to actually deliver that extra volume. “We are planning for the line to carry 25,000 people per hour per direction,” Busby said. “If that were a freeway, that would be 24-lane freeway carrying 12 lanes of traffic in each direction. That’s the people-moving



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capacity we think is required to meet the needs over the next 30 years or more.” Most urgent is expanding the line’s big junction station at Commercial-Broadway, both to handle connecting Evergreen Line trains starting in 2016 as well as the 50,000 bus passengers that transfer there daily. Crews will build a new east platform for westbound Expo Line trains and the overhead walkway over Broadway will be twinned, along with other improvements. Work is slated for fall 2014 to summer of 2016. Some of the most intensive work will happen at Metrotown, the system’s second busiest station. Users have already lodged concerns that relocating the bus loop further away will mean a longer walk to the station, but Busby said planners are taking the feedback into account and no final decision has been made on the loop’s placement. Busby said the existing loop isn’t adequate to meet current demand, let alone what’s expected to come. Work has been underway for months at Scott Road, adding a new elevator, a redesigned bus loop and other improvements, and is expected to wrap up this winter. Surrey Central’s upgrade is still in the planning stages, with no details available yet. Among the improvements coming are secure bike storage rooms for Main Street, Commercial-Broadway, Joyce and Metrotown. Unlike existing bike lockers that are rented on a monthly basis, the storage rooms will be more flexible, allowing

riders to store their bikes there by the day. Busby said TransLink is encouraging cities to work with developers to include bike storage rooms near other stations, adding one is coming near Marine Drive Station on the Canada Line. There are also aesthetic improvements, including improved lighting and more than $500,000 worth of public art. Public art projects are earmarked for Main Street, Commercial-Broadway and Metrotown but the actual artists and works have yet to be determined by a selection group that has representation from local cities. “We’re trying to improve the station experience,” Busby said. “There’s a real opportunity to do that when the stations are being designed and constructed.” TransLink spokesperson Jiana Ling said the public art budget is 0.33 per cent of the total and less than the 0.5 to 1.5 per cent of art budgets in comparable public transit projects elsewhere. All of the seven station upgrades are to be done by the end of 2016. TransLink is spending the money because it was already approved in its 2012 plan, with $82 million contributed by the province and $41 million coming from the federal government. More stations also need upgrades, but those will wait until TransLink gets more funding for transit.

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A ragged behaviour that coyote at the side allows him to be in of road. the right spot at the A snowy owl at right time to capture rest in, well, the them with his snow. A heron camera when they’re catching some in their natural sun. environment. Those are Steeves’ a few of the photography images in the expeditions have Wildlife Rescue taken him to the Association’s Amazon rainforest 2014 calendar to the plains of and a new Kenya to Antarctic collection of icebergs, but some Christmas cards. All proceeds from the sale of the Burnaby-based Wildlife Rescue of his best photos The calendar of birds, he said, Association’s 2014 calendar go to help the work they do. and cards are are from his own a fundraiser for the Burnabyand Paul Steeves. backyard, where he maintains based association, which nurses Steeves, from New an array of feeders and suet about 4,000 sick and injured Westminster, has volunteered baskets. animals back to health a year at Wildlife Rescue for 22 years, The calendar costs $15 and then releases them back helping to care for the animals, and the cards are $7.50 for a into the wild. cleaning their cages and then pack including envelopes, and All of the images are transporting them for release. are available at the WRA’s contributed by local That close proximity to the administration offices on the photographers Tracy Riddell, animals has given the kind south shore of Burnaby Lake or Sherilyn Gale, Linda Bakker of insight he needs into their by calling 604-526-2747.

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Happy - and safe - holidays Unlike those tacky Christmas sweaters, safety never goes out of style. Here are some simple, timely tips and reminders to help you and your loved ones stay safe over the holidays.



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Regardless of whether you are a guest or the host, make sure everyone has a safe ride home. Don’t drink and drive. Stay the night or call a cab. Other options If you’re hosting either don’t drink or limit your alcohol so you can keep an eye on include calling Operation your guest to ensure they find a safe way home. Red Nose (1-877-604NOSE) or having a a label indicating that it is fire choose alternative decorations. designated driver. resistant. Although this does Tinsel can be dangerous if If you are hosting, choose not not mean the tree won’t catch ingested. to drink, or limit your alcohol fire, the tree will resist burning ligHts consumption so you can be and should extinguish quickly. Use Canadian Standards aware of how much your guests Keep the tree away from any Association (CSA) approved are drinking. heat sources. lights. Use indoor and outdoor Greet all guests on arrival If you are using tinsel, try lights in their respective and see them out, taking to keep it toward the top of environments. the opportunity to assess the tree, out of reach of pets their condition. Remember and small children; better still, Please see nEvEr lEavE, a16 that impairment goes beyond alcohol—it can include drugs, fatigue or emotional distress. If something doesn’t seem right, speak up. When preparing for the big dinner, defrost the turkey in the refrigerator—not at room temperature. Don’t leave perishable foods at room temperature for more than two hours. Take only small portions from the fridge at a time, and + GST replenish frequently.

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Local events with Xmas spirit Santa upon his throne, a grove of twinkling trees, a juggling elf, ice sculptors at work, a stilt-walking toy soldier and even a giant gingerbread man. It might sound like a Willy Wonka version of the Yuletide season but it’s just a typical day at Brentwood Town Centre until Dec. 24. The mall is looking to inject some of the magic back into Christmas with a varied array of activities and delights including cookie decorating, ice sculpting, a live DJ spinning holiday music, a gift-wrapping lounge with free WiFi and a big-screen TV to steal a few moments from the hustle and bustle. The Festival of Lights in the court outside London Drugs creates an enchanting world of bedazzling trees, all decorated by local community groups and companies to benefit the Rotary Club of Burnaby Deer Lake. Of course at the centre of it all is Santa Claus himself, who

will be on checking naughty and nice lists daily until 4 p.m. Christmas Eve, along with his helpers who will snap a souvenir photo of your meeting with the big guy. For more information go to www.brentwoodtowncentre. com.

Festivus in the ’boro The Queensborough Community Centre is having a Seinfeld moment. The centre is hosting a Festivus celebration for young people in Grade 6 and up on Friday, Dec. 20. Festivus is a fictional take on Christmas from the ’90s sitcom that centred around an aluminum pole instead of a tree and the airing of grievances instead of exchanging gifts. But Queensborough’s version will celebrate the community’s diversity with food, music and games from all over the world. The Festivus party runs from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and registration is free. For more information call 604-525-7388.

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• Before buying a tree, test for freshness by tapping the base of the tree on the ground or pulling lightly on a limb. If many needles fall of or needles can be easily pulled off, the tree is too dry. • Keep your tree as fresh as possible by placing the stump of the tree in a bucket of water outdoors until you are ready to decorate. Before setting up the tree inside the house, trim two inches off the stem diagonally so it can absorb water. Mount the tree securely in a large, wide based reservoir stand and add water each day to ensure the tree is well watered. • Choose a suitable location for your tree, ensuring that it is well away from heating sources and clear of all exits.

• Never use lit candles as decorations on Christmas trees. • Place candles in non-tip candle holders and ensure they are well away from the Christmas tree or other combustible materials. • Never leave lit candles unattended and ensure that they are always out of the reach of children. • Teach your children that matches and lighters are tools, not toys and store where children can’t reach them.

Indoor Lights & Electrical Decorations • Examine lights, strings, cords, plugs and receptacles before using. Discard any that have frayed cords, cracks in the lamp holders, or loose connections. • Do not overload electrical circuits or extension cords, and follow instructions on cord labels regarding connecting light strings to extension cords. • Always unplug the light string before attempting to replace bulb. • Avoid using timers on indoor lights. Tree lights could turn on when no one is at home and create a potential fire hazard. Always turn Christmas lights off before leaving home or going to sleep.


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shoppers can visit a retailer’s Web site and familiarize themselves with its return policies. If rules are unclear, ask an employee. Shoppers also can shop at stores that allow consumers ample time to return or exchanges gifts. This allows your loved ones to return or exchange a gift when it’s most convenient for them. Many retailers have recognized the advantages to having more liberal return policies. Choosing retailers with more lenient return and exchange policies can make things easier on your loved ones. Shoppers also should include a gift receipt with gifts. This shows recipients that you have their needs in mind and want to make the process of exchanging or returning a gift as easy as possible. Without a receipt, recipients may not get the full value of the item at its time of purchase and only get credited with the current price of the item. Prices are often slashed in the days following the holidays. Many stores have become more stringent with their return policies in an attempt to avoid fraud. As a result, receipts are

essential because without a receipt stores cannot verify purchases or issue a refund or exchange. Certain stores will allow a certain number of returns without a receipt, but these are carefully recorded and linked to a shopper’s driver’s license number. This makes it easier for retailers to monitor serial returners. Some retailers even refuse returns without receipts. recipients

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Millions of greeting cards are sent out each holiday season. Estimates suggest that 85 percent of the United States population, or roughly 250 million people, mails out greeting cards. That adds up to billions of cards going through the postal system -- and all in a relatively short period of time. Men and women who hope to send holiday greeting cards must purchase, prepare and mail the cards early enough so they are received prior to the holiday. It is never too early to begin greeting card preparation and assembly. The majority of cards are bought in boxed packages or groupings of photo cards. Gone are the days of hand-picking individual greeting cards for every recipient. This trend toward general-theme cards has streamlined the process and can help senders start their

Sending out greeting cards each year can be a big job, and to do it well and ensure they’re received on time, they need to be sent out early.

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a good majority of people also begin their greeting card writing after Thanksgiving as well. Those who want their cards to arrive first will mail them within a few days of Thanksgiving. When sent domestically, it is safe to assume that cards mailed out up to 2 weeks before Christmas will arrive on time. After that point, you may be risking lateness, particularly for rural delivery addresses unless cards are sent

priority. For those who need to mail cards internationally, sticking close to the end of November will ensure they arrive in a timely manner. People who want to make a statement and not have their greeting cards get lost in the crowd may intentionally mail them late and lean toward wishing health and prosperity for the new year, rather than sending a card tied to a specific holiday. Please see A23

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Find Santa at local mall At Metropolis at Metrotown Santa Claus is on duty every day until 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve in his special castle in the 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 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

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This gives extra time for mailing and will set cards apart from the many others. Photo cards have grown in popularity, and people interested in having a professional photographer shoot their holiday card photos would be wise to make an appointment as early as possible. Popular photographers often start holiday photo shoots in October. Keep in mind that the photographs can take a while to be processed and arrive. For those who are on borrowed time, taking a photo with a personal camera and having prints made up at a pharmacy or retail store can save time. It is unlikely that professional photos taken in December can be printed and mailed and still arrive on time. Also, be sure to heed copyright laws concerning photographs. It may be illegal to scan an image from a

photographer or photo studio and have prints made without written permission. Postage is another thing that will have to be considered when mailing out cards. While many cards fall under the weight and size limits of a regular first class postage stamp, unusually shaped envelopes or heavy greeting cards may cost more. Rather than have them returned, it is a good idea to have at least one card weighed at the post office to ensure the right amount of postage is affixed. Some cards will be packaged with envelopes that state “Additional postage may be required” right on the box. Greeting cards are an important component of the holiday season. Ensuring they arrive on time requires planning and sending them out with ample time to spare.

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 Christmas wishes.

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Be wary when solicited for donations Anyone can be fooled by a fraudulent charity, but such criminals tend to target seniors more than others. There are steps seniors can take to protect themselves from fraud. • Be skeptical of solicitors. Many con artists will indicate that persons have given to the charity in the past, hoping that prospective victims simply won’t remember if that claim is valid or not. If a solicitor or appeal letter claims that you donated in the past, don’t simply take it at face value, especially if you don’t recall making such a donation. Get specific information about alleged past donations, checking that information against your own bank records and receipts. Many donors claim donations as deductions on their tax returns, which also can be used to verify or debunk solicitors’ claims. Though not all solicitors claiming a past history of donations are dishonest, this is one way that criminals attempt to create a rapport with potential victims, so such claims should be verified

before making any donations. • Don’t feel obligated to reciprocate a gift with a donation. Many charities send gifts, be it mailing labels or holiday cards, to prospective donors as a token of appreciation for past donations and as a way of encouraging future donations. Con artists are aware of this tactic and may try to imitate it in an attempt to defraud victims. • Beware of solicitors pressuring you to donate. Reputable charities should not be on the verge of shut down if you fail to make a donation, so such organizations never pressure prospective donors into making donations. If a solicitor is pressuring you into making a donation over the phone or in person, chances are

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I enjoy the holiday season with all its twinkling lights, music, roaring fires and especially getting together with friends. The food is abundant! Charities are collecting a variety of things for folks less fortunate. As I was speaking with my mother, who is 86 years old, she reminded me that the holiday season can also be a time of great stress and sadness for some. I thought about this for a moment and then started searching for articles that may put the season into perspective for those who have seniors in their lives, and also for seniors who have friends that may need a little more understanding during this time of the year.

Consider a gift package of a 2-hour visit twice a week for a month from a loving Caregiver. Give them attentive visits, delicious meals, and light housekeeping, of course – but what do they love to do? We’ll help them set goals to improve their health and independence. • Caring companionship • Fun outings and community experiences • Delicious meals and light housekeeping • Getting to/from appointments • Physical activity • Groceries and errands Gift certi�cates or Concierge packages are available, and a care plan is customized for each client. It’s a great way to introduce a little help around the house for the New Year. making lives be�er™ ©2011 Nurse Next Door. All Rights Reserved.

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Holidays provoke memories, which can be especially powerful in the later years of life. Older people may have difficulty remembering but are often able to share stories and observations from the past. Use picture albums, family videos and music, even theme songs from old radio or TV programs, to help stimulate memories and encourage seniors to share their stories and experiences.

As we age, it’s pleasant to look back on events from our past, but it’s also important to create new memories and have things to look forward to—like time with friends and family.

eliminaTe obsTacles If a gathering is in a place unfamiliar to an older person, remove slippery throw rugs and other items that could present barriers to someone with balance problems or who has difficulty walking. avoid embarrassing momenTs

Try to avoid making comments that could inadvertently embarrass an older friend or family member who may be experiencing shortterm memory problems. If an older person forgets a recent conversation, for example, don’t make it worse by saying, “Don’t you remember?” creaTe new memories

In addition to memories, seniors need new things to anticipate. Add something new to the holiday celebration. Enjoy activities that are free, such as taking a drive to look at holiday decorations, or windowshopping at the mall or along a festive downtown street.

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The noise and confusion of a large family gathering can lead to irritability or exhaustion for older adults. Schedule time for a nap, and consider designating a “quiet room” where an older person can take a break. Assign someone to be the day’s companion to the older person, to make sure the individual is comfortable.

Involve everyone in holiday meal preparation, breaking down tasks to include the youngest and oldest family members. Older adults with physical limitations can still be included in kitchen activities by asking them to do a simple, helpful task, like greasing cooking pans, peeling vegetables, folding napkins or arranging flowers.

reacH ouT Social connectedness is especially important at holiday times. Reaching out to older relatives and friends who are alone is something all of us should do. Keep on THe sunny side

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or winter depression is an illness that can be provoked by reductions in sunlight during the short days of winter. It is important for people confined indoors, especially those at risk for winter depression, to make time for activities that will increase exposure to daylight. moniTor medicaTions and alcoHol

If you have senior family members, be sure to help them adhere to their regular schedule of medications during the frenzy of the holidays. Also, pay attention to their alcohol consumption during holiday parties and family gatherings. Alcohol can provoke inappropriate behavior or interfere with medications. I hope these simple tips help keep the holiday season light and bright for all. Take time to enjoy the little things. Wendy J. Scott (RN, BScN, MA) is the owner and director of care of Nurse Next Door’s Burnaby/ New Westminster/TriCities office. Reach her at 604-522-9989 or wendy@nursenextdoor

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Honouring the 2013 Seniors of Distinction The fourth annual Seniors of Distinction Awards were held Nov. 21 at Harmony Court Estate in Burnaby. The awards recognize Burnaby and New Westminster individuals 65 years of age and older, for the contributions they have made since turning 65. The awards are presented by Harmony Court, in partnership with the NewsLeader. Winners are recognized in four categories, and the following are this year’s honoured recipients.

Leadership award patricia dunnett

Pat has been a volunteer in New Westminster in many programs, committees, and a variety of agencies over a period of many years. She brings experience from her nursing career, a commitment to healthy living, dedication to dunnett connecting individuals, and a sense of fun and caring to all her endeavours. For the Family Services of Greater Vancouver she has been a member of the Resident Advisory Committee for the Neigbourhood Small Grants Program since 2011. Pat has been a member of the New Westminster Literacy committee for two years and has been described as “ the voice for literacy promotion amongst seniors.”

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For many years, Gulshan worked in the Art Gallery Gift Shop and now that it has closed she devotes her time to taking photos of the artists and guests at gallery exhibits and especially loves to provide guided tours to the artists’ parents and relatives. Gulshan also acts as an ambassador for the Gallery by greeting guests at the door and mingling during the receptions. As part of her role she also helps with the set up and clean up.


George has been running a drop-in hockey program at Burnaby 8 Rinks for the past 40 years. The program runs three times a week for 25 players age 30 to 70. George still skates and plays in all the sessions. He has purposely made the sessions “open ice time” so that anyone who would like to play hockey is welcome. HOLLINGER


Kehar immigrated in Canada in 1996 and has been an engaged volunteer in our community ever since. Nominated by Clare O’Kelly, the manager of Volunteer Resources at Burnaby Hospital, Kehar has been a supervising volunteer and a Wayfinder for more than seven years. O’Kelly says “he takes his work very seriously and treats all the patients and families with great courtesy and respect. He truly is a role AUJLA model for his fellow volunteers and has contributed over 2,500 hours of exemplary service for the hospital.” With 12 grandchildren and volunteer positions in 10 local organizations, Kehar is also a volunteer grandparent, and for the last six years he has given his time and knowledge to mentor children.

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Pot referendum petition falls short of mark Sensible BC gets 210,000 signatures, vows to try again Jeff Nagel Black Press

cHOicequotes Dana larsen Had we been operating under the rules of pretty much any other referendum system in the world, we would have qualified to be on the ballot.

The Sensible BC campaign to spark the decriminalization of marijuana in B.C. is on the ballot.” officially up in smoke after He said the 4,500 falling short of its goal. registered petitioners Pot activists got 210,000 – triple the number at signatures or about twothe start of the 90-day thirds of the 300,000 campaign – reached the needed – 10 per cent threshold required by of voters in all 85 B.C. Elections BC in 19 electoral ridings – for their initiative districts and got at least petition to potentially eight per cent in five more. trigger a referendum. They Successful local had aimed for a target campaigns happened on of 450,000 to provide a much of Vancouver Island, buffer against disqualified the Kootenays and other signatures. parts of the Interior. “It’s a pretty remarkable But in the vote-rich accomplishment,” Sensible Lower Mainland that Black Press file BC head Dana Larsen. holds the most districts, Dana Larsen and Sensible BC hoped to get the province to pass legislation banning the police from “We’ve definitely marijuana advocates cameSIZE: 10.3125" M simple Y K marijuana spending time possession. 50 Best - 2014 | Ws13-g-halfpage-50best.pdf • FILE widegoing X 7”after highpeople | C for | US Newsprint SNAP 2007 • demonstrated a high up short. BLEED: 0.0" on all sides level of organization and They reached the 10 support for this cause. Had per cent threshold in just Fraser Valley. legislation banning police by opponents and at times we been operating under Vancouver-West End They came closest in the from expending any time by calls to police as they Prepared by: Westminster Savings Marketing Department Prepared by: Westminster Savings Marketing Department the rules of pretty much and Vancouver-Mount three North Shore ridings and resources on simple tried to collect signatures • Manager, Brand & Marketing Services: Ben Champion with • Senior Graphic Designer: David marijuana Greb any other referendum Pleasant, with no other eight per cent plus. possession. on SkyTrain and BC D Sensible 604.528.3845 E system Din 604-528-3800 the world, we E local wins in the rest of BC aimed to Larsen said canvassers Ferries. would have qualified to be Metro Vancouver or the compel the province to pass were harried in some areas The outcome is nowhere

near the 700,000 signatures gathered by Fight HST forces en route to their winning referendum. But Larsen argues the province must now look “very seriously” at the marijuana issue, particularly as states such as Washington and Colorado move to full pot legalization. He says history shows even failed campaigns can have impact. A prior initiative in 2002 pushing proportional representation got 98,000 signatures but led to a citizens assembly on electoral reform and ultimately two referendum questions on the issue. Signatures were being delivered to Elections BC Monday and Larsen said Sensible BC will take a break over Christmas before deciding when to mount a new petition campaign, along with other forms of political engagement. “We’re definitely going to do it again,” he said.

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EvEnTs The Importance of Being Uncle Roscoe: The Vagabond Players present a comedy by Pat Cook, directed by Gina Gaudet. Father has been fired, and Christmas promises to be bleak. Uncle Roscoe, who the family hasn’t met, is due to arrive any day for a visit. Add in some gossipy neighbours, a couple of con men, some lively youngsters, a plastic-perfect newswoman and hilarious case of mistaken identity, and all the ingredients are in place for a hilarious evening at the theatre. When: Dec. 4-21, Wednesday to Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday matinees, 2 p.m. Where: Bernie Legge Theatre, Queens Park, New Westminster. Tickets: $15, Seniors/Students $13, Two-for-one previews Dec. 4-6. Reservations: 604-521-0412 or reservations@vagabondplayers. ca. H e a l i n g Wi t h S c i e n t i f i c Certainty Through the Christ: A free public address by international speaker, Christine Driessen, practitioner and teacher of Christian Science, and co-author of Soul of Medicine: Spiritual Perspectives and Clinical Practice from Harvard Medical School. When: Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: First Church of Christ Scientist, New Westminster, 633 - 8th St. (near Moody Park). Info: New Westminster Historical Society: Historian Archie Miller speaks on local newspaper accounts of Christmas in the Royal City in the first decades of the city’s history. Free and everyone is welcome. When: Wednesday, Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m. Where: Auditorium, New Westminster Public Library, 716 – 6th Ave., New Westminster.

Illuminations at Heritage Chr istmas: 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. Focus Volleyball Club: Seeking boys and girls ages 12 to 18 to play on its teams for the upcoming 2014 season. When: Tryouts are Dec. 14 & 15. Info: or

Give Meaning Variety Show Conquering Typhoon Haiyan: Award-winning performers host a fun-filled fundraiser with a night of excitement: comedy acts, magic shows, Fresh Groove dancers, an Ati-Atihan marching group, singers, and more. Proceeds to typhoon victims in the Philippines. The price of tickets purchased before Dec. 9 will be matched by the federal government. When: Friday, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m. Where: Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New Westminster. Tickets: $39.50 and $29.50, available at 604-5215050 or www.masseytheatre. com.

Murray SawChuck: Burnaby Central Grad, reality star, and Las Vegas headliner magician is returning home to perform for the first time in 20 years. SawChuck currently is a regular performer at the New Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and in recent years has dazzled as a finalist on America’s Got Talent. He also appears on several reality shows including Pawn Stars. When: Saturday, Dec. 14, 8 p.m. Where: James Cowan Theatre, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Tickets: $24.99 at 604-205-3000 or

Burnaby Hospice Society: For anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one, the coming holiday season is often a challenging and difficult time. The society provides free grief counselling and grief group support programs including, the “Finding Hope Surviving the Loss of Parent” weekly support group, and the bi-weekly spousal/partner loss group “Surviving the Loss of a Love.” All services are free-ofcharge to Burnaby residents. Info: 604-520-5024 or mchute@

Off The Page: A writers group whose writer members want to improve their speaking skills and whose speaker members are honing their writing skills. Inspire each other by giving speeches, readings of our own work, and workshops on writing. When and where: Every second Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m.; Dec. 14, Century House, 820 8th St. (Moody Park), New Westminster. Info: http:// offthepage.toastmastersclubs. org/. Knit2gether: Come and enjoy a couple of hours of knitting, crochet, stitch and chat with likeminded people. We are an informal, friendly group, everyone is welcome - all ages and all skill levels. Bring your yarn, needles, scissors, and

supplies and get started. (A limited number of needles and yarn is available for those who want to give it a try). Free. Please bring cookies to share. Tea will be provided. When: Monthly Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 14. Where: Tommy Douglas Library, 7311 Kingsway, Burnaby.

OngOing Parent-Child Mother Goose Classes: Join us to learn a repertoire of songs and stories to share with your child. Free, for caregivers and children 6 months to three years. When: Thursdays, 10 to 11 a.m. Where: New Westminster Salvation Army. Info: 604-522-5524. Burnaby-New Westminster Newcomers and Friends Club: Club welcomes women who are new to the area, as well as longtime residents. Meet women of all ages and cultures to make new friends. When: Dinner meeting the second Wednesday of each month plus various events including book club, craft group, social Saturdays, etc. Info: Jocelan Caldwell, 604-520-3646.

Fraternal Order of Eagles: Aerie No. 20 New Westminster hosts a fundraising meat draw, sponsored by Thrifty Foods. Three meat draws per day, 50/50 draw includes dinner and breakfast. When: Fridays, 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 3-5 p.m. Where: Fireside Pub, 421 East Columbia St., New Westminster. Sunday Afternoon Dances for 55+: Live music each week – come join us. When: Sundays, 12:45 – 3:45 p.m. Where: Century House, 620-Eighth St., New Westminster. Admission: $5 members and $6 non-members. Includes refreshments at intermission. Info: 604-519-1066. Fraser Health Crisis Line: Volunteers needed to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support is provided. Info: www. and follow link for Crisis Line. Heritage Uke Club: Organized by Gord Smithers (Guitarist for Deadcats, Swank, ReBeat Generation & Wichita Trip), learn to play the ukulele, beginners welcome. When: Mondays, 6-8 p.m. Where: Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster. Cost: suggested $5 donation. Info: http://tinyurl. com/6uy9h4h.

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HARRISON, Robena June 30, 1917 - Dec. 1, 2013 Mrs. Robena Harrison, age 96, passed away peacefully embraced by her family, on Sunday, December 1st, 2013. Born on June 30, 1917 in Basswood, Manitoba, where she lived until 1937, when she moved to Iroquois, Ontario. Although she met Roy, her husband, in school, their love blossomed when they reunited in London, Ont., where he was stationed before deployment to England. They were married June 1, 1946 in Minnedosa, Man. after which they moved and settled in Port Moody, BC in 1947. She stayed at home as wife and mother. She returned to the workforce in 1963 at the Royal Columbian Hospital until retiring in 1978. Robena was also a longtime volunteer at RCH working in the cardiac and pre-admission areas for another 15 years. She was extremely active in her church as an Elder, in the choir, and as a CGIT leader. She and Dad squared danced for many years. Once she retired, she fulfilled a lifetime desire to travel the world and was fortunate to make many new friends during her travels. In her later years, she kept her mind and body active spending many enjoyable hours with friends, in the pool and at the card table. Survivors include her sister, Bernice Thierry, her daughter, Joyce Daw (Bob) granddaughter, Kimberley Daw; daughter, Bonnie Elliot and grandson, Christopher Elliot, and great grandchildren Lily and Wyatt. Robena was predeceased by her husband, Roy Stanley Harrison, and sister, Jean Jordon. Memorial Service at 1:00pm on December 14, 2013 at Como Lake United Church, 535 Marmont St, Coquitlam, BC V3J 7C7 Please send donations in lieu of flowers to The Royal Columbian Foundation.




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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS 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

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Galloway’s F I N E F O O D S P E C I A LT I E S

Galloway’s would like to wish our customer’s a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Holiday Mixed Nuts

No peanuts, fresh and crunchy, salted or unsalted



5 99


Cashews Jumbo

Eucalyptus Lozenges $ 49



Calimyrna Figs Large, USA



Roasted, salted or unsalted


7 99



Almonds Red Skin Large






Toasted Corn




3 69


Dry Roasted Bengal Gram (Chickpeas) Gluten free

2 lb bag



10 99



Almond Bark Dark Chocolate $ 99




Turkish Delight Canadian







Organic Apricots Sundried $ 99 /lb




3 99



Dried Whole Dates with pits

1 lb bag





1l bottle

Sunflower Oil Organic


Himalayan Pink Rock Salt $ 99


6 99

Coconut Oil

26 99


Italian, gluten free. Ideal for risotto

1 kg box


3 99

Mulled Wine & Cider Spice $ 99


1 oz packet

Giant Milano Lady Finger Biscuits ¢


Celebration Butter Cookies Four flavours

270g box /lb


Extra virgin, organic. Ideal cooking oil & luscious body oil

150g packet

250g packet

10 99


500ml glass bottle

Whole Wheat Arborio Rice

Dried Mulberry White (Tut) $ 49 100g packet


Hemp Seed Oil

1 gallon bucket



8 99

375ml bottle

All sorts, English






Mustard Oil $ 99

Goji Berries $ 99


Mild, crystalized


8 99



Australian Ginger $2.42/100g


Random sized containers



1/2 lb bag

Roasted, salted, maiz


Tart Apricots

Roasted, salted



Roasted Almond Butter


3 49

Sale starts Wednesday, December 11th, ends Wednesday, December 18th, 2013



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