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No fifth election for MP who says he never wanted to be a ‘career politician’
Outgoing Hiebert keeps a low profile Alex Browne Staff Reporter
Conservative MP Russ Hiebert (South Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale) is keeping mum following his surprise announcement Thursday morning that he won’t be seeking re-election for a fifth term. Hiebert spokeperson Peter Stock said the MP “will not be making further comment to any media” following the initial news release, although “he will be happy to comment on any other issues.” “It has never been my ambition to be a career
MP Russ Hiebert at his fourth victory in 2011.
politician,” the 45-year-old – first elected to the riding in 2004 – states in the release, offering it as the primary reason for his decision. “While I am proud of the difference I have been able to make in Ottawa, both as an MP and as part of the Conservative government, it will soon be time for my family and me to move on to new challenges,” he says. Hiebert notes he intends to renew his licence to practise law, serve in some corporate directorships and pursue “other opportunities in the private sector.” The next federal election is tentatively
scheduled for Oct. 19, 2015. As a representative of the Conservative government in a riding traditionally considered a right-wing stronghold, Hiebert has not had the smoothest ride over the past decade – even within his own ranks. There have been rumblings for years among some longtime Conservatives within the community that support for Hiebert had been shaky ever since allegations he’d been “parachuted” into the riding as a candidate when he first ran for the seat. i see page 4
Coal decision delayed
Review bypasses medical officers Jeff Nagel Black Press
Fraser Health’s chief medical health officer is cautioning Port Metro Vancouver not to plow ahead with a final decision on a new coal terminal in Surrey without first letting him review new research on the project’s potential impacts on human health. Dr. Paul Van Buynder said he’s glad the port last week ordered proponent Fraser Surrey Docks to answer more questions about possible health impacts, but he is disappointed there will be no further formal comment allowed on the findings, which won’t be made public ahead of a decision or shared with the health authorities. “I believe this work should be done in consultation with health experts and in a fashion transparent to the concerned public,” Van Buynder said in an emailed statement. “It is important for the credibility of any further review and the decision outcome that the process is not undertaken by the proponent in isolation of public health.” i see page 2
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Police and firefighters were called Saturday afternoon after a fire broke out at a ground-floor South Surrey apartment.
Smoking-related materials identified to be cause of blaze
Apartment fire claims life of senior An elderly woman is dead following an afternoon fire at a South Surrey apartment building last weekend. Surrey deputy fire Chief Dan Barnscher said the victim was located in a ground-floor suite at 1860 Southmere Cres. just after 4:30 p.m. Saturday and rushed to hospital. Emergency crews were alerted to the blaze
by a 911 call, and could see smoke and flames coming from the suite on arrival. The critically injured victim – whose age and identity were not made public at Peace Arch News press time Monday afternoon – was located in the same room that investigators later determined the fire had started. Transported to Royal Columbian Hospital
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Criticism surprises Port Metro i from page 1 concern has prompted the port board to step The port ordered the additional work back from an imminent decision on the proWednesday, after criticism of an environ- posed terminal, which would bring up to four mental-impact assessment commissioned by million tonnes per year of U.S. thermal coal Fraser Surrey Docks. to Surrey by train and ship it down In December, Van Buynder and the Fraser River by barge to Texada Vancouver Coastal Health chief medIsland for transfer to larger ships. ical health officer Dr. Patricia Daly When medical health officers first declared the completed assessment began to raise concerns with the inadequate, citing multiple problems. coal terminal proposal in late 2012, Many civic politicians and resithe port declined to give them a dents groups have been critical of formal role in the project assessthe proposed terminal, which would ment, instead promising to explore increase the number of trains carrywhat process could involve health ing coal through White Rock, South Paul Van Buynder authorities to help guide assessSurrey and Delta, though the project ments of future projects. has been supported by some, includ“What we want to do is set up the ing the Surrey Board of Trade. right sort of dialogue, separate from The extra work is expected to the project process, because those focus on coal dust and train diesel are broader questions, to have a emissions, but it’s unclear how long conversation with the health offithat will take or when a final decicers about how to best answer those sion by the port authority is likely. questions,” Silvester said in June Port Metro Vancouver CEO Robin after Van Buynder and Daly reiterSilvester said he’s “very, very surated concerns. prised” at Van Buynder’s comments. Robin Silvester Van Buynder said nothing came of “We’ve listened to all of the input that offer other than one discussion he’s given us,” Silvester said. “We’ve considered with a port-hired consultant months ago. it very carefully. And we’ll be answering all of “I never heard another thing about it,” Van his questions that are relevant to our scope.” Buynder said Thursday. “We were hopeful Many issues raised by the health officers when the consultant was put on that it meant are beyond the port’s jurisdiction, he added. the port recognized deficiencies in their Asked how it can be appropriate not to processes. We’re concerned that we’ve heard refer significant new findings back to the nothing further since then.” health officers for review ahead of a deciSilvester said the port has had frequent sion, Silvester said the port already has a contact with the health officers – “again, I’m very good understanding of their concerns. surprised by that.” “They’ve asked their questions. They’ve set Black Press asked if the port’s approach to out very clearly what their concerns are. And consultations for the coal terminal review we’re now making sure those concerns are has jeopardized the social licence it needs to being answered,” he said. succeed over the long term. Silvester said the port has hired consultants “If we look back at the process, there are Golder Associates to advise on the comple- things we would do differently if looking at tion of the environmental assessment and it again,” Silvester said. “We probably could analyze new findings. have started out involving more consultation The latest delay is the third time public at the early stages.”
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‘Solid tips’ come in after woman appears at RCMP news conference
Police release video from acid attack Kevin Diakiw
like a normal customer does,” Sinclair said at a news conference Friday, where RCMP Life has been a “living hell” for a woman released security surveillance of the attack, since last September, when someone threw as well as still photographs of people to acid at her face for no apparent reason. whom they’d like to speak. On Sept. 13, 2013, at about 10:30 Sinclair’s husband, Gordon, said a.m., Tammy Sinclair was out back the family’s life has been a “living of her ATV shop in the 13400-block hell” since the attack. of 71A Avenue when a man in plaid “My wife dodged a bullet, just by shorts walked up to her, carrying a turning away just as he was throwjar of liquid. ing it at her,” he said, adding the The two talked about ATVs for a workdays at the shop have changed bit, and then the man checked to since then. see if anyone was looking and threw “Every customer that comes into what turned out to be muriatic acid the shop, we have our suspicions.” Tammy Sinclair on her. Police believe it was a targeted Sinclair lost partial eyesight, and victim attack. her neck and shoulder were burned The assailant was last seen leaving by the acid. on foot. He is described as a Caucasian male, “We were just talking about ATVs, just in his 20s or 30s, approximately 5’6” to 5’10”, Black Press
Surrey police want to speak to three men. with very short hair (blond or light brown), no facial hair, wearing a black ball cap, dark hoodie, plaid shorts, white running shoes, and carrying a glass-type mug with clear
liquid in it. Video surveillance stills show a suspect with two male associates, as well as a vehicle. “This attack had devastating consequences for the victim, considering the weapon used,” said Cpl. Bert Paquet of the Surrey RCMP. “Over the past five months, we have been working diligently on this case and are now hoping that the public will be able to assist us in apprehending the individual responsible.” Since releasing the images Friday, police say they have been inundated with calls, including at least a dozen “solid tips.” To view the video, visit www.peacearchnews.com Anyone who has information is asked to contact a special tip line at 604-599-7676 stating file number 2013-118333, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) if you wish to remain anonymous.
Firefighters’ night out
Inaugural fundraiser heats up
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The inaugural Ignite a Dream fundraiser brought nearly 300 people together Saturday for an evening of food, drinks and music. The event benefited the Surrey Fire Fighters’ program to help youth in the community.
Nearly 300 people came together for the Ignite a Dream fundraiser, to help make a difference in the lives of children in Surrey. The inaugural event, held Saturday at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre, brought in more than $20,000 for the Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society’s Ignite a Dream Educational Awards – “designed to help remove barriers and ignite the dreams of children in Surrey by providing educational opportunities…” Dozens of wine and beer exhibitors were set up alongside offerings from restaurants, allowing guests to sample from a number of menus. “It was a lovely evening with great food and great wine,” Jeri Cox said. Organizers are meeting later this week to discuss plans for next year. – Sarah Massah
Merchant concerned removing left-turn mall entrance will hurt business
Changes afoot for uptown pedestrians, drivers Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter
Changes are in the wind for White Rock’s Johnston Road, with an aim to improve the safety of the uptown thoroughfare for pedestrians and motorists alike. Key steps named include the removal of a northbound, left-turn lane into Central Plaza – located just south of North Bluff Road and identified by ICBC as a hazard – and a shift south for a pedestrian crosswalk in that same area. Improvements to sidewalks and the median between North Bluff Road and Thrift Avenue are also being suggested, confirmed Coun. Al Campbell, chair of the city’s new Johnston Road reconstruction and beautification task force. Those suggestions include construction of a continuous fence on the median between traffic lights and crosswalks, to curb jaywalking. “It is extremely dangerous,” Campbell told Peace Arch News, of median turn lanes that
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Change are eyed along Johnston Road. provide access to Central Plaza to traffic northbound on Johnston Road and westbound on North Bluff Road. “And (ICBC) really don’t like this crosswalk situation on Johnston Road. They’ve talked about that for years as just being an accident waiting to happen. “You’ve got two driveways going in and people crossing at the exact same location, and it’s brutal.” Council was to consider the task force’s
recommendations Monday evening, after PAN’s press deadline. At least one Central Plaza merchant said she is not in favour of the northbound leftturn lane being removed. It will only hurt business, said Jessica Theriault, owner of The Gallery Art Supplies & Framing. “This whole uptown area, so many of the businesses are moving out of the area as it is, and to limit the access to just the one corner here that’s in front of Save-On and in front of the TD Bank is ridiculous,” Theriault said Monday. “They should be trying to encourage business, not limit access.” Campbell does not expect the proposed changes to be an issue, but assured there would be “really good public consultation” before any work proceeds. Overseeing public input and feedback into the reconstruction/beautification design is the newly formed task force’s mandate. Greg St. Louis, the city’s director of engi-
neering and municipal operations, said removal of the left-turn lane is likely, “because it’s been identified by ICBC, as we know as well, as a safety concern.” With it gone and the crosswalk moved, there would be opportunity to extend the left-turn lane at the intersection, he said, noting changes would also reduce “hazardous” southbound backups and congestion in the intersection. St. Louis said Johnston Road improvements are on the city’s to-do list for this year. Regarding sidewalks, Campbell said engineers have designs well underway. The existing walkways are “totally heaved” by tree roots, he said. The end result should complement the finished-concrete look already in place by the Miramar Village and Saltaire developments, he said. “Those have to be part of the big package,” he said. “Whatever we have there, we need to blend it.”
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Hiebert lauds Harper’s leadership i from page 1 included terms on House of ComAlthough the Conservative mons committees such as finance, Electoral District Association international trade, defence, natuproclaimed strong support for ral resources, ethics and internaHiebert in 2011, some former tional human rights, and terms senior members indicated they as parliamentary secretary to the were unhappy with the MP’s Minister of National Defence and alleged unwillingness to admit the Minister of Intergovernmenerror or listen to advice, his relital Affairs and Western Economic ance on “spin” and on commuDiversification. nications with constituents that Hiebert also founded and cosome said resembled an ongoing chaired the all-party Border File photo election campaign. The refusal Caucus to improve movement of the party’s national office to Russ Hiebert in Cambodia in 2012. of people and goods between entertain a nomination process Canada and the U.S. and served in which Hiebert could be chal- servative nomination there may seven elected terms as the Canalenged by other candidates was be encouraged to run in the new dian chair of the 53-nation Comalso a concern expressed locally. South Surrey-White Rock riding. monwealth Parliamentary AssoHe weathered a storm of critiHiebert’s news release states he ciation, as well as two three-year cism over personal spending, has been happy to serve in gov- terms as a director of its internaafter his 2008-’09 expenses claim ernment for eight of the past 10 tional executive committee. – $637,093 – was the highest for years, “delivering on promises Former Conservative electroral a B.C. MP and the second-high- we made to cut taxes for families district association (EDA) presiest for an MP in Canada. At the and businesses, and to reform dent Erv Dusik told PAN Monday time, he explained the total was our criminal justice and immi- that Hiebert has “done a great due mostly to the costs of flying gration systems.” job” for the constituency, citing himself and family members to Hiebert says he is grateful for the MP’s private member’s bill Ottawa and back while Parlia- the “strong leadership” of Harper, and securing federal funding for ment was in session. “especially as he has led Can- highways projects as two of the More recently, Hiebert has ada out of the global economic highlights of his terms in office. come under fire for his private downturn.” “Some people criticized member’s bill, C-377, which Among his accomplishments him because he could be very calls for extensive disclosure of in office, Hiebert cites delivery demanding of people, particulabour-organization finances. of major federal infrastructure larly within the EDA,” Dusik said. Labour leaders and other oppo- funding, including $38 million for “He has been active in so many nents termed the bill “unconsti- the twinning of Highway 15, an areas, and serving on so many tutional” and characterized it as $18-million expansion of High- committees, he has had limited an attempt at union-busting by way 10, $53 million for overpasses time to waste. He’s a straightthe Conservatives. along the Roberts Bank rail line shooter, politically – he wanted That bill, still under consider- and $54 million for expanded to get things done and he wanted ation in the Senate, came close to border-crossing facilities. Other to get them done in a hurry. With being “gutted” (to use Hiebert’s funding includes construction of some people you need to use a own term) by Senate opponents a seniors’ centre and upgrades to little softer approach, I suppose. last year, until Prime Minister several community centres, parks, “He’s done a great job overall Stephen Harper prorogued Par- museums and libraries. and I wish him well – and a lot of liament, effectively turning the His parliamentary posts have people feel the same.” clock back on the bill and nullifying the Senate’s at White Rock Beach attempts to amend it. Thursday’s announce• Fri., Feb. 28 • Wed., Feb. 26 • Thurs., Feb. 27 ment has already led • Tues., Feb. 25 to speculation that the TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. redrawing of electoral 03:12 3.9 12.8 03:56 4.0 13.1 04:33 4.1 13.5 05:07 4.1 13.5 boundaries for the next 08:10 3.2 10.5 09:11 3.0 8.2 9.8 10:00 2.8 9.2 10:45 2.5 federal election – includ- 12:43 3.7 12.1 14:01 3.7 12.1 15:09 3.8 12.5 16:10 3.8 12.5 ing the creation of a new 3.3 20:17 0.9 3.0 21:12 0.9 3.0 22:01 0.9 3.0 22:48 1.0 Cloverdale-Langley riding – has literally and figuratively changed the THIS • Thrifty Foods* • Panago Pizza* • The Brick* • Lowes* • Peoples Drug Mart* political landscape, with TUES. • Visions Electronics* • Sleep Country* the possibility that some FLYERS of the five candidates curMORE FLYERS ONLINE ☛ rently seeking the Con- IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE ABOVE FLYERS, PLEASE CALL DISTRIBUTION DEPARTMENT AT 604-542-7430 * Not distributed in all areas.
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It was a year ago that Shawn Wilson, head of the Surrey Board of Education, stood in an empty field in Cloverdale, hopeful that a new, much-needed high school would soon take shape there. The provincial government – three months away from an election – had announced it was committing $10.5 million to help pay for a new, 1,200-student secondary school in the Clayton area. Today, the land remains empty. “We’re hugely frustrated as a board,” said trustee Terry Allen, noting the need for more school space in fast-growing neighbourhoods is already critical, with thousands of students attending classes in 285 portables. Allen said the province needs to fulfill its promises – and fast. “They’re already committed, big time. And still, we haven’t seen one penny,” he said In a precedent-setting move in January 2012, the district put up $5 million of its own money – with the hope government would repay it – to hire architects and get a jump-start on planning new schools. The idea was that when provincial funding was approved, construction could begin immediately. Plans are tentatively ready, but the district can’t move without provincial funding, Allen said. “It’s driving us crazy,” he said. “You know and I know that government doesn’t have a whole pile of money, but there are certain things that the government is responsible to provide.” There’s been no word on repayment of the $5 million, which was used for not only a new Clayton high school, but another in Grandview and expansions at two elementaries. South Surrey’s Grandview-area high school is
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why can’t they come up with the funding for us to start the process?” asked Allen. “If it did have a clinic attached, or community centre, how much better is that for the public than having a school that’s only open for 12 hours a day? It’s all taxpayers’ money, no matter which way you look at it.” Even if construction began today, it would take a minimum of two years to build. Meetings are planned with the Minister of Education and Surrey MLAs to highlight the district’s concerns.
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urrey RCMP’s release last week of a security video showing an acid attack on a woman in Newton is disturbing on a number of levels. First and foremost is the horrific nature of the attack itself, in which a man threw acid at Tammy Sinclair’s face after engaging her in casual conversation behind her ATV store. Sinclair’s neck and shoulder were burned by what is believed to have been muriatic acid, and she lost some of her eyesight. To watch the casual nature of the encounter – so mundane at the start – and then see the sudden viciousness is chilling indeed. One can feel nothing but sympathy for the victim of this appalling crime. But what is also disturbing is the more than fivemonth lag in releasing the security footage. It seems the video has jogged the memory of more than one person, and police have received a spate of tips since the clip was made public Friday. One wonders how many other tips would have been forthcoming if it had been released sooner. In a time of heightened awareness of crimes against women in Surrey – the apparently random beating death of Newton hockey mom Julie Paskall still in the forefront of people’s minds – would it not have been in the public interest to highlight this attack with greater urgency, before others could potentially be at risk? Perhaps officers were respecting a desire for privacy on the part of the victim. Perhaps they were following the time-honoured protocol of holding back information that only they and the perpetrator could know. Perhaps, too, police had every expectation that other leads would produce a suspect, but the release of the video suggests earlier lines of inquiry weren’t working. It’s likely true that the public, including the media, have an imperfect understanding of police methodology. But it seems – as in the recent incident in White Rock in which an RCMP emergency-response team descended on a quiet neighbourhood in search of a suspect, only to brush off questions with a ‘nothing-to-seehere’ approach – that police have an imperfect understanding of the public’s need, and right, to know, for their own peace of mind. More than a rubbernecking nuisance, an observant public ought to be considered a resource for our forces, particularly in an age of cellphone cameras and the potential for lightningquick exchange of information online. The latest call for information on a five-monthold crime seems a further acknowledgement that police could be more in step with the public they serve.
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B.C.’s grizzly hunt isn’t going away
The Raincoast Conservation Society has bought up half a dozen guiding territories on the remote B.C. coast. Combined with government restrictions, more than half month. the coast is now off limits to bear Green Party MLA Andrew hunting. Naturally, activists want Weaver spoke, asking whether Tom Fletcher the whole province shut down. B.C. residents would tolerate Wildlife management is the trophy hunting of killer whales. responsibility of Forests, Lands That would be a federal and Natural Resource Operations matter, but the point is vividly Minister Steve Thomson. He’s made about the onset of B.C.’s heard plenty from all sides traditional spring grizzly bear and he maintains that bear hunt. watching and bear hunting will It’s bigger this year, with continue to coexist in B.C. Kootenay and Chilcotin Thomson has just introduced wildlife-management regions legislation to permit huntingreopened after closures were guide territories to be operated enacted to preserve grizzly by corporations as well as populations. In all, more than individuals. This is a long-sought 1,000 grizzly bears are up for change, allowing First Nations companies grabs. As with limited-entry hunts for deer and other animals, only about a third and others access to bank loans to expand of those hunts are successful in an average the industry. Non-resident hunters are required to year. hire a licensed guide-outfitter. Resident The rally was sponsored by the Coastal hunters pay $32 for a one-year hunting First Nations Great Bear Initiative, licence and $80 for a grizzly bear tag. the partnership with U.S.-directed Non-Canadians pay $180 for the licence environment groups Sierra Club, and $1,030 for a chance at a grizzly. Greenpeace and ForestEthics that has Hunting in general is making a become so influential in B.C. affairs. It comeback in B.C. Ministry data show produced a survey showing that 88 per hunting licenses had declined to 85,633 cent of B.C. residents oppose trophy in 2006, but recovered to reach 97,828 by hunting, and its California experts 2013. calculate a 10-fold increase in value when Thomson credits the work of the B.C. bear hunting gives way to bear watching. little-noticed protest tent sprouted up on the rain-soaked B.C. legislature grounds earlier this
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Wildlife Federation, which runs hunter training courses. Another program, Becoming an Outdoor Woman, has helped revive hunting and camping as a family activity, he said. Growing up hunting in northeastern B.C., I was taught not to shoot anything I’m not prepared to eat. I also remember the struggles to protect caribou and other endangered prey species that at one time had B.C. biologists resorting to shooting wolves from helicopters. The reopening of grizzly bear territories is marketed to urban residents as a horrible crime against nature. In fact, it’s a sign of increasing population. Problems in B.C. wildlife these days include the fragile mountain caribou herds of the Kootenays, which have been subject to intensive management including relocation of animals. The ministry has also begun a five-year study of declining moose populations across a vast area of the Interior subject to salvage logging in the wake of the pine beetle epidemic. Vancouver media recently highlighted a grizzly hunt by NHL journeyman Clayton Stoner. Typically, U.S. enviros promoted the deceased bear by name, “Cheeky,” and photos showed its carcass stripped to the skeleton by scavengers after Stoner left with the hide, paws and head. They don’t mention that the same fate awaits animals that die of starvation or other natural causes, which increase when animals overpopulate. As with many B.C. issues, there’s a cartoon version sold to impressionable city dwellers, and then there’s the truth. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. firstname.lastname@example.org The Peace Arch News 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 within 45 days to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, B.C., V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org
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Added costs of abandonment Editor: Vacant homes have been a concern in Vancouver west side for number of years, and the wave arrived at my neighbourhood here two years ago. The situation is getting worse. I live in Chantrell area, where many multi-million acreage properties are located. More and more baby boomers chose to downsize, and they sold their homes to wealthy foreign investors, mostly from Asia with hot cash. Since many of these properties – valued at $2-7 million – are for investment purpose only, irresponsible buyers often leave the houses alone without regular landscape maintenance. The result of this can bring negative impact to the community. Garbage and yard waste brings bad feelings to those who walk by every day, especially the next-door neighbours. The entire standard of the neighbourhood is being dragged down to the worse point ever. Since the standard of the community declines, it’s hard to say it won’t affect property values. There are potential security problems; chances for break-ins rise and add risk to surrounding neighbours. Who knows what’s happening in the backyards? There is also a challenge on social fairness: empty houses are treated as merchandises on shelves, a tool to boost personal properties. Those who really want to live and work in South Surrey have less selection while buying a “real home.” I don’t know what the solution for this is – how to make these wealthy buyers develop a sense of being a responsible “homeowner,” not an “investor,” and how to fit in the Canadian’s social values. Restrictions and regulations from the government might be able to help. The City of Surrey does accept complaints regarding overgrown property landscape, but I believe it has to reach the extreme level. I hope this topic is able to be brought to people’s attention. Jenny Lo, Surrey
claim and his health records in the armed forces proved this to be true. Veterans Affairs has a process that must be followed before a former serviceman is eligible for DVA funds. The process is well supervised so no one can take advantage. My husband is very pleased with the care he has received, and so are many other veterans. As for Prime Minister Stephen Harper, I am glad he shows that our country will stand up for Israel. On Remembrance Day, we think about the tragic loss of so many people and how six million Jewish people were barbarically exterminated. It is said “never again,” and we mean it. Leone Wright, Surrey Q An open letter to MP Russ Hiebert. Your letter to the editor states that “since taking office in 2006 we have increased funding for veterans by over $4 billion.” Could you please supply a detailed breakdown year by year of the amount? Figures rounded up or down to the nearest $100,000 will suffice. I am sure Peace Arch News will gladly publish them. Wolfgang Schmitz, White Rock
Impatience a danger Editor: Last week, at about 11 a.m. Monday, I was crossing the intersection at 148 Street and 16 Avenue in South Surrey/White Rock. The light was showing the white “walk” signal, and I was halfway across when I was suddenly faced with a vehicle in my face ready to run me over. I shouted and raised my arms high, and the woman thankfully stopped. I was in awe when the driver scoffed at me, as to say “get out of my way old man.” Lady, stop and take a deep breath and slow down. You just about killed someone’s father/husband/ brother. This is so common these days. People are stressed to the max, uptight and don’t give a damn for the next person. It’s so bad driving a vehicle as well. Everyone’s in a hurry. Half of the vehicles have no rear lights. Pickuptruck drivers want control on the roads, and force smaller cars to escape the rudeness.
For what? You will have plenty of time to slow down in a cold jail cell awaiting a sentence for manslaughter. Thomas Mac Kay, White Rock
One to blame for tragedy Editor: Re: Victim’s sister doesn’t blame officer, Feb. 13. My heart bleeds for Lynné McCutcheon and her family, as well as for the victim, Marilyn Laursen. Let’s put the blame fair and square where it lies – on driver Kyle Danyliuk. Danyliuk should have stopped when told to by Const. David Bickle, but he did not. I most passionately disagree with the people that are using the officer as a scapegoat in this stupidly politically correct society that we have developed for ourselves. I take my hat off to McCutcheon for her sanity and logic in this case. After all, who was driving the car that killed Laursen? Definitely not Const. Bickle. Ivan Scott, Surrey
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Caring for our veterans Editor: Re: Conflict over Veterans Affairs, Feb. 13 letters. No need for veterans to worry about being neglected by the recent closures of under-used offices, our MP, Russ Hiebert (South SurreyWhite Rock-Cloverdale), carefully explained in the letter to Peace Arch News. As for letter-writer John Fortin, who complained about the poor service he received from the Department of Veterans Affairs, his facts are perplexing. My husband is a recipient of DVA services due to a hearing loss that was directly caused from his air force service. He had to substantiate this
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Sharing faith in our fellow man Editor: Care for the hungry and homeless of the Peninsula drew an unusual number of clergy together, on the occasion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in late January. The Christmas memories of “no room at the inn” for the baby Jesus inspired clergy to eat together and to hear of the issues and services for those in poverty, on our affluent Peninsula. Churches may not agree on biblical interpretation, gender equality or religious language, but they can come together at their best on compassion for the poor! The lunch event was organized by the “Peninsula Homeless to Housing” (PH2H) task force, made up of individuals, service groups and churches whose mission is “to assist people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness on the South Surrey White Rock Peninsula to live in safe and appropriate housing.” Information was shared about the Cold Weather
Shelter, the low-cost community meals, the Sources Food Bank, the homeless outreach workers, and other practical resources for churches who are caring for people in poverty. There was a brief presentation on how churches and other non-profit organizations can leverage their land for low-income or subsidized housing. Opportunities for involvement and deepened service were highlighted, including last Saturday’s “Coldest Night” walk. Many of the clergy and their representatives were surprised by the statistics of poverty on the Peninsula and were impressed with what was already happening. They agreed that more individual and congregational efforts could and should be made to make a difference. After all, people are cold and hungry out there, as one person said, and they are our neighbours! Rev. Joan McMurtry, First United Church Pastor Mike Schroeder, Life Church White Rock
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City of White Rock officials are crossing their fingers the recent arrest of two individuals will curb a rash of damage to parking meters around Peace Arch Hospital. Dan Bottrill, the city’s chief administrative officer, said 45 of the meters have been damaged since Jan. 5, in about 10 separate incidents. “It’s been a bit of an ongoing problem,” he told Peace Arch News. “It looks like they’re trying to get into the coin box.” Bottrill said police advised the city that suspects were arrested earlier this month after machines were seen being vandalized. He confirmed the targeted machines were among about 90 that posed a challenge in 2012 because they didn’t accept new-issue loonies and toonies. The city spent about $14,000 fixing the problem. Bottrill said he didn’t have a figure on the cost of addressing the recent damage, but said it was far greater than any amount the culprits responsible for it gained in stealing the coins. The machines are emptied daily, he said. “In many cases, there was no money in those meters.”
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Businesses and community officials gathered in Ocean Park Friday to discuss crime prevention and crimereduction strategies in South Surrey. Surrey RCMP Chief Supt. Bill Fordy, Staff Sgt. Dan Gibbons and Coun. Barinder Rasode were on hand to answer questions from the audience at the Surrey Board of Trade’s Crime Breakfast. Topics included the state of mental health care in Surrey, the desire to create a community court and a regional police force. When asked about flaws with in the health-care system that forced those who are mentally ill back on the streets, Rasode agreed that there was work that needed to be done. “I think mental illness is the number-one issue for our community. Absolutely. Full stop,” she said, noting she hoped a representative from
Teen set to appear on news A Grade 10 Earl Marriott student will be making his television debut Wednesday night. Sinon Davy was chosen among dozens of B.C. students to participate in the annual Jeun’Info program that allows youth to participate in producing news segments. The French immersion student will produce a two-minute report on EMS’ rugby team which will air Feb. 26 on channel 7 at 6 p.m. “We are very proud of him,” teacher Nathalie LaRoche told Peace Arch News Friday. -Sarah Massah
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Surrey RCMP Chief Supt. Bill Fordy speaks at a Surrey Board of Trade meeting last week that focused on crime reduction. Fraser Health would attend future meetings to hear the concerns. Rasode noted the city is advocating for a community court, similar to Red Hook Community Justice Center in New York. “That’s not just a model that relies on the judiciary,” she said. “When a person comes in front of a judge, an
assessment is done on why they committed the crime they committed. So if it is an addiction or mental-health issue, they are immediately mandated to programming that they actually get in the same building. “I think ultimately that should be our goal.” Surrey-White Rock MLA Gordon Hogg was one of the
two dozen or so attendees of the breakfast meeting. During the question period he asked Fordy for his opinion on regional policing. Fordy noted that increased collaboration between police following the murder investigation of Port Coquitlam murderer Robert ‘Willie’ Pickton has led to vast improvements. “The advances that have been made by law enforcement and our sharing of information, the standardization of investigation techniques, has been remarkable,” he said. Other topics included the effectiveness of Bar Watch, with Fordy noting that the RCMP is still working to gain authority to remove suspicious people from all establishments – not just suspected gang members – rather than put employees in a dangerous position. “The last thing we would want to do is put someone at risk,” he said.
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he thrill of flying is a feeling that Kirsten Brazier has each time she takes the controls and takes off. Even after 23 years, the celebrated pilot says there is nothing boring about handling an aircraft. Now, she hopes to share that experience with hundreds of women and girls March 8-9 in honour of Women of Aviation Worldwide Week: The Sky’s No Limit – Girls Fly Too! So far, dozens have signed up to take to the skies over Langley Regional Airport in a helicopter or airplane, including a number from White Rock and Surrey, one of the many places in the Lower Mainland that Brazier, 43, has called home. “I had my first flight about 23 years ago and I remember it well because I get the ❝When they same feeling every get into the time I go flying. Also aircraft and I had the first flight the aircraft moment in a float plane and a ski plane goes off, and in a helicopter they’re – it’s all a discovery,” mesmerized.❞ she said Tuesday. Kirsten Frazier “This event is so pilot unique in that we take people from the hardware store, the grocery store… impoverished people and every walk of life that you could imagine, so when they get into the aircraft and the aircraft goes off, they’re mesmerized.” The free event is the third that Brazier has organized, with the other two held in Yellowknife, where she worked and lived before moving to Langley this year. The aim of the event is to expose women to an industry they may otherwise feel excluded from. Brazier noted that women make up less than six per cent of commercial
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Two young passengers are in awe as they take to the skies, during an opportunity to fly with a professional pilot. This year, free flights are being offered March 8-9 at Langley Regional Airport in honour of Women of Aviation Worldwide Week. pilots, with even fewer women working as aircraft-maintenance engineers. “It’s not like anyone has been telling girls they can’t be pilots or mechanics, but the reason we do this event is because, over time, if you repeatedly see a guy doing a job like flying an aircraft, grading the runway or fixing an aircraft, then you have a visual impression in your mind which is almost that you can’t do that job without saying it. So you can’t picture in your head, well hey, that could be me,” she said. “So, over time, the perception is that the trade is for guys.” While the free flights are for women and girls only, Brazier noted it’s important that the family as a whole attend to provide support for the firsttime fliers. She added there will be a number of interactive educational activities, as well as a flight-line static display
of civilian and non-civilian aircrafts, that will be open to the whole family. Flight crews will be on hand both days to answer questions and speak on their experiences. “We try to have a balance of men and women in aviation,” she said. The Langley event will be the biggest Brazier has organized and she hopes that people from all over the Lower Mainland sign up and attend. “When I was in Yellowknife and we took off with our first load of 20 girls and came back, it was amazing. The girls got out of the aircraft and they were beaming and it just affected the whole crowd,” she said. “And people like me, we beam every time we get airborne.” Space is limited and preregistration required. To sign up, or for more information, visit www. womenofaviationweek.org/rsvp/langley/
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one are the days when reaching retirement age meant that you’d be forced to live a life of staying home, doing crossword puzzles and watching boring daytime television. As today’s mature adults are discovering, life in your 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond has the potential to be more exciting than ever. Known as the ‘Zoomer’ generation – Boomers who show no sign of slowing down – today’s seniors are embracing everything that life has to offer. Whether opting for early retirement so they can fulfill their dreams of travelling the world, or holding out on calling it quits in the workforce, so they can make the most of their healthy and vital years, seniors around the Semiahmoo Peninsula and beyond are certainly painting a whole new picture of the demographic. Many seniors are even opting to launch entirely new careers well into their 50s and 60s, leaving behind their previous jobs to fulfill their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs.
To celebrate this exciting generation, Peace Arch News is thrilled to introduce a new monthly feature – This Is The Life! Each issue, we’ll explore some different topics of interest for the 50-plus generation – fitness trends and opportunities, relationships and dating, money matters, health considerations, beauty trends, entertainment and more In the coming months we’ll shine a spotlight on some local ‘Zoomers’ who are making an impact throughout the community, through volunteer efforts, remarkable athletic accomplishments, contributions to the arts community and much more. We’ll also provide information on community groups, activities, programs and clubs around the Semiahmoo Peninsula that offer exciting ways for seniors to get out, get active and get involved. Check back each month to find out how seniors in this community are getting the most out of their golden years, after all – This is the Life!
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Hope for Knee Pain: Cold Laser Therapy Cold Laser Therapy (often also called Low Intensity Laser Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy) is an innovative treatment for a variety of acute and chronic – often painful – conditions. Laser light transfers energy to interior cells • Stimulates natural healing • Restores normal cellular structure and function • Prevents future injury What you will experience: • Pain goes away • Reduced inflammation/swelling • Restored mobility Why Cold Laser? • Healing, not just masking of pain • Safe, drug free & no side effects • Avoid or delay the need for surgery • Accelerate and strengthen the body’s natural healing mechanisms The Concept Behind Cold Laser Therapy The healing power of light The concept of Cold Laser Therapy is actually quite simple. As humans, light plays a very important role in our existence. Similar to how plant cells require light for photosynthesis, our cells need light to power many of the normal processes that keep us healthy and happy. As long as we are exposed to enough regular sunlight, our skin absorbs the light we need and our cells can use it for many of their normal functions. If our cells are working normally, then our bodies are able to withstand different stresses from day to day activities and heal various ailments. Light therapy is not a new concept. It has been and continues to be used by doctors to treat a wide variety of conditions. For example, light has shown to be effective for treating many skin conditions including psoriasis and acne, depression and even tuberculosis before there were medications. Most people who suffer from arthritis can attest to the fact that their pain usually reduces or even completely subsides during the summer months or on a vacation to a sunny destination. Vitamin D, critical for keeping our bones healthy and strong, is created in our bodies by a process that requires sunlight. In places where there isn’t much sunlight available year round, people are usually encouraged to take vitamin D supplements during the darker months to help support their bones and prevent against bone-softening conditions such as rickets (in children) or osteoporosis. When we experience pain or inflammation from a problem or injury in an area of our body, the normal cellular processes slow down and our body has trouble healing as a result. Blood flow to these areas also gets interrupted, which restricts the ability of important nutrients to be delivered to the cells that need to heal. The science Scientific research conducted over the last few decades has shown that human cells heal better and faster when the right wavelengths of light energy get delivered to them. Cold Laser Therapy is a breakthrough solution for musculoskeletal pain because it shines a concentrated amount of only helpful wavelengths of light vital for healing (which are in the red and infrared parts of the spectrum) directly on targeted areas. This allows our bones, ligaments, and tissues deep inside our bodies to be exposed to the healthy light that otherwise cannot reach these areas. By delivering just the helpful parts of the light spectrum, the overall laser light power can be kept at very low and therefore very safe levels, which will not burn or otherwise harm the skin or any other tissues. How Does Cold Laser Therapy Work? Cold Laser Therapy delivers light based energy to cells, helping to accelSKIN (Epidermis) erate the body’s natural healing process at the cellular level. It targets SKIN (Dermis) Red Array injured cells, resulting in elimination and prevention of pain, reduction of FAT inflammation and swelling, and improved range of motion. Laser therapy Infrared Array does not just mask the pain, it actively stimulates healing to resolve musculoskeletal conditions for the long term. MUSCLE The Bioflex Cold Laser Therapy system is a three step process, each using Infrared a different wavelength of light which has been found to optimally stimuLaser late your body’s cells. The first step uses a red light pad at 660 nm, which gets absorbed by the cells of the skin and underlying superficial layers of BONE muscle. The second step uses an infrared light pad at 830 nm, reaching deeper into the muscle layers, as well as the tendons and ligaments. The third step includes an infrared laser wand at 840 nm that is placed specifically on the affected areas by a trained laser therapist. This light is very concentrated and targets the deepest affected structures, stimulating healing inside affected joints and even bone.
Mrs. M. tries Cold Laser Therapy for her Knee Pain Mrs. M. suffered from ever more debilitating levels of pain in both of her knees for a long time, caused by the increasingly common condition of osteoarthritis. She was having great difficulty walking for longer periods of time or going up and down stairs. Sleeping through the night had become a problem, because the pain would wake her. Even simple movements like getting up after having been seated for a while (watching television or having dinner) had become extremely painful. It came to be normal for her to rely on painkillers to help her function on a day to day basis. Over the years, she had undertaken numerous therapies and treatments to stem the tide of ever increasing pain without much success. Even full knee replacement surgery on her left knee only helped to a degree, leaving her with discomfort in the replaced knee even well after the expected post surgical healing time. When Mrs. M. first visited us at Solaj Wellness Centre, she enquired about Cold Laser Therapy and was wondering if the treatments might help in reducing the pain in her right knee, and maybe even prevent the need for knee replacement surgery in the future. After finding out some more details about Cold Laser Therapy, she decided that it was well worth her time and money to give this treatment a try. In her thinking, the upside of avoiding much more invasive and therefore risky surgery was significant and as she had found out on her other knee, replacement surgery wasn’t a guaranteed full success either. After the first four treatment sessions, Mrs. M. was experiencing significantly less discomfort in her knee and she could finally sleep throughout the night without being woken up by pain. And after just two weeks of treatment sessions, she stopped taking pain medication altogether. Having had to take painkillers on a daily basis for years and putting up with their unpleasant side effects, being able to discontinue her daily painkiller regimen was another true milestone moment for her. As she continued her treatments, Mrs. M.’s knee continued to show meaningful improvement. Now she was able to take longer walks with her husband along the beach. And she even started to ride the recumbent bike to help regain the strength in her knee. After 15 treatments over an 8 week period, Mrs. M. was able to stop her treatments. She had virtually no knee pain, had continued to stay off pain medication and was able to become more active than she had been in years. When Mrs. M. came back to Solaj two months after her last treatment for a check-up and “refresher” treatment (commonly suggested for those with significant arthritis), she continued to have no pain in her knee and she has been able to keep up with her new, increased level of physical activity. A little while later, we received this email from Mrs. M: y painful s with extremel number of year a r acement te pl re af nt ee de kn very despon one complete d an e ur did not ed at “I had become oc ic pr ritic knee th One arthroscop ely painful arth m tion in tre ica ex ed arthritic knees. e m on in d to deal with prescription pa ue in on t nt en co I nd r pe te la d de g and remaine require replacin re sic level. ba ry ve a j Wellness Cent on n itted by the Sola order to functio ld bm ou su r w it pe at pa l th ca e article was article in our lo ything int I took from th an po Then I read an try n ai to g m e in ill Th n. I was w r Therapy. r pain medicatio about Cold Lase viate the need fo le al d an in pa relieve tion. eve that goal. re for a consulta y that might achi j Wellness Cent la ap er So e th r th se of la rt e g to give th elanie Rapopo tion I was goin weeks of es I met with Dr. M o qu tw no ly as on w r e te tely. Af sion ther ment immedia After our discus there was still began my treat tion although el ica M ed . m Dr in d pa an y a try out an as prescribed by d function with se of treatment treatment I coul the knee. I continued my cour tion normally and able to func in e rt fre fo in om pa sc y di el e et som compl ght weeks was der to function. Dr. Mel and at ei ld medication in or on t en nd pe de nitely utilize Co er ith pain to defi w and am no long g in er ff su is at end anyone th I would recomm inly worked for me.” rta ce It Laser Therapy.
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Arts opportunities abound Share your talent, or enjoy someone else’s, throughout the community
he Semiahmoo Peninsula has one of the most vibrant arts and entertainment scenes to be found in the Lower Mainland, with a plethora of opportunities to get involved or to simply enjoy the many talents in our community. Whether you’ve spent a lifetime dabbling in the creative arts and want to expand your horizons by joining a local club, or you’re newbie looking to tap into one of the community’s many resources, there is no shortage of options for you and your talent. The Soul of the World Choir, which rehearses locally on a weekly basis, is a great option for singers who might feel a little shy about their talents and want a warm, welcoming place to share their love of music. This community project, founded by local musician Heidi McCurdy, celebrates diversity and aims to bring people of the community together. All levels, languages, ages and abilities are welcome and no auditions are necessary – anyone interested in finding out more can visit www. harmonyexpressivearts.com or call Heidi at 604-538-7154. Another local group, the Pacific Showtime Men’s Chorus, is also seeking men of all ages to come and check out one of their weekly rehearsals. This friendly, small chorus – about 15 to 20 members – provides a supportive environment for its members, emphasizing the enjoyment of singing in four-part harmony and sharing that joy with others. The group rehearses every Monday evening in Ocean Park
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– to find out more, call 604-536-5292, email email@example.com or visit www. pacificshowtime.com If you’re the type who prefers to sit back and enjoy the talent of others, the White Rock Players’ Club has some great entertainment on tap for the coming weeks and months. Currently running at the Coast Capital Playhouse (1532 Johnston Rd.) is the Stephen Sondheim musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, on stage until March 1. Directed by Ryan Mooney, this funfilled farce features a large and talented cast of novice and seasoned performers, and is described as “quite funny and over the top.” Hitting the Coast Capital Playhouse stage in April is the Ron Hutchison comedy Moonlight & Magnolias, which details the infamous final-hour re-writing of acclaimed feature film Gone With The Wind. For tickets or to find out more, visit www.whiterockplayers.ca
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are respectful of other residents. Retirement residences typically have a sign-in/out book at the front for both guests and residents for a census in case of emergency. Of course, we can only speak from our personal Dear Wondering in White Rock: As to your first question: Yes, you are experiences from touring and living in retirement residences: you should ask free to come and go as you choose: the residence in question as to their retirement residences provide you specific census and guest policies to with a key to the main entrance so ensure that it will suit your lifestyle that you can enter at any time, day or night. As to your second question: or address any concerns you may have. We recommend that you ask the Just like in a house or apartment, it is you who decides when and for how marketing director about a vacation long your guests are welcome in your stay in a guest suite so you can try it out and see if the residence is a good home – there are no restrictions on hours, just an expectation that guests “fit” for you. – the Residents Dear Residents: When you live in a retirement residence, can you come and go as you please? Are there visiting hours for guests?– Wondering in White Rock
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Tavia Waiz leads way with two gold at BC Winter Games
Medals come on ice, in pool Nick Greenizan
place diver Coral Strugnell of Victoria. For Waiz, the medals will be added to an rior to the BC Winter Games, diving ever-growing collection – at the 2012 BC coach Grant Brehaut said one of his Summer Games, she also struck gold. divers, South Surrey’s Tavia Waiz, was “She did great,” said Brehaut, a BC Games a good bet for a gold medal – maybe even alum who was coaching and judging at this two. year’s event. Turns out, Brehaut’s prediction was spot on. Waiz’s teammate – both on the Fraser Waiz’s medals were far from the only ones Valley squad and at the club level with nabbed by Fraser Valley athletes over the the White Rock Divers – Marjan Aktary four-day event, which began last Thursday. added a pair of fourth-place finishes at the Overall, the Valley team topped the medal Games. Competing in the girls ‘C’ division, table with 103 total medals. the young diver was just off the podium The total gave Zone 3 a comfortable in both the one- and three-metre events. lead over runner-up VancouverHer top-five finish was made even Squamish, which won 77 total more impressive considering she ❝Coming medals, including 32 gold. was diving hurt – during a training into the Waiz, who dove for Zone 3 (Fraser earlier in the week, she hit tournament… session Valley) at the Mission-hosted her shoulder on the board during a I think we Games, cruised to a pair of gold dive. were the medals in the girls ‘B’ division, first Other medals were won on winning the one-metre competition favourites.❞ ice, as the Fraser Valley’s female Friday afternoon at Langley’s hockey team captured gold after Al Wozney Walnut Grove Community Centre, an unbeaten run through the hockey coach competition. Sunday morning in followed by a second gold, this time on the three-metre board, Saturday. Mission, the Valley team – which Friday, Waiz finished the final features more than a dozen Surrey round of dives with a total score of 285.30, and White Rock players – edged Zone 4 beating silver medalist Kaelyn Burgess of (Fraser River-Delta) by a 3-2 score in a game Zone 5 (Vancouver-Squamish) and Lilly Yi that was in doubt until the final buzzer. (Vancouver-Squamish), who placed third. Aldergrove’s Alicia Perez put Fraser Valley In her six final-round dives, Waiz ahead less than three minutes into the game. consistently earned the highest marks of the Before the first period was over, Priya Sidhu nine-diver field, and capped it with a reverse of Surrey and Alexis Kahlert of Maple Ridge one-and-a-half, which she said was probably upped the difference to 3-0. her toughest dive of the day. Fraser River Delta replied with tallies “I actually think I did better on that one in from Hailee Piendl in the second period the prelims earlier,” she said after receiving and Megan Lai with six minutes remaining. her gold medal. “But it’s one I’ve been doing Fraser River Delta then spent the final for awhile. I’m comfortable with it... you start minute in the Fraser Valley zone, but were backwards, but it doesn’t scare me anymore.” unable to force overtime. On Saturday, Waiz completed the sweep, “Coming into the tournament, on paper scoring a final-round 282.65, which was I think we were the favourites to win,” said more than 40 points better than secondi see page 19
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Top, South Surrey’s Tavia Walz gets turned upside down during a dive Friday afternoon. Above left, the Zone 3 (Fraser Valley) female hockey team celebrates its gold-medal victory. Above right, Cloverdale’s Tyler Tardi throws a stone during the bronze-medal match at the BC Winter Games, which was won by Tardi’s Zone 3 rink.
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Sonics strong The host team dominated at B.C. Synchronized Swimming Championships last weekend in Surrey, winning gold medals in every team event. The B.C. Aquasonics won in the senior, junior ‘A’ and 13-15A team events, as well as in the 13-15 combo category. Olivia Zawadiuk won gold in the senior solo event, and Seray Sefayi of Surrey won a silver medal in 13-15 solo. Sefayi, Anna Seiler, Madyson Stickley and
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103 total medals i from page 17 Fraser Valley head coach Al Wozney. “So a lot of that pressure was on us. The girls really came together in the second game against Vancouver Island. And that shootout win propelled us through the next two games.” On ice of a different kind, Fraser Valley’s boys curling team – skipped by Cloverdale’s Tyler Tardi – won bronze. The Tardi rink lost just once, but it was during a semifinal match Saturday, 6-3 against Zone 4’s Brayden Carpenter. In the bronze game, Team Tardi made short work of Zone 2 (Thompson-Okanagan), winning 9-3 in six ends. Tardi had a strong start, scoring two in the first end. Then after holding the Zone 2 team to one in the second end, the Cloverdale resident tacked on four points in the third medal for a 6-1 lead after just three
ends of play. “There’s less pressure when you’re not playing for the gold medal,” said Tardi. “The two teams in the final deserve to be there, they were playing very well. Bronze is what we deserved.” Rounding out medals won on ice, Surrey figure skater Benjamin Mangabat won bronze in the pre-novice men competition. In gymnastics, Surrey’s Sage Bishop-Beaurone won two gold medals – in uneven bars and vault – and added a bronze all-around medal, while the Valley’s Special Olympics basketball team also picked up a bronze medal. The hoops squad featured Surrey players Scott Laroue, Tracy Payne, Scott Stewart and Jaspreet Warach. The Zone 3 netball team – which featured Cyrille Butac and Simran Grewal – also added a bronze medal. – with files from Rick Kupchuk
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OBITUARIES ANDERS, MARION 1917 - 2014
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Marion Anders on Feb 12, 2014. She will always be lovingly remembered by her son, daughter-inlaw and grandson, numerous nieces and nephews. At her request there will be no service. Those who have known her and loved her can say their goodbyes in their own hearts and in their own way. We would like to thank the staff at the Dr. Al Hogg Pavillion for the wonderful care they gave her.
GILLETTE, Lou (Florence Louise Gillette-Scheffler) October 9, 1952February 19, 2014 It is with much love and great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved wife and mother, Lou Gillette on February 19th. Born on the 9th of October 1952, Lou grew up in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She worked at Peace Arch Hospital for 26 years, and was loved by her colleagues as a supervisor in recreation therapy. She died due to complications from the cancer she had been living with for the past four years. The decline in her health had been gradual over the past few years, and then sudden in her last two weeks. She passed away early Wednesday morning at Surrey Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her husband of 29 years (Art), and her daughter (Jorie). She will be greatly missed by all of her friends and family. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Condolences can be left for the family online at www.kearneyfs.com. Kearney Funeral Services Cloverdale / South Surrey 604-574-2603
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WASSERMANN, Anna Anna passed away peacefully in White Rock on February 17, 2014 at the age of 92 years. She is predeceased by her husband Herman and son Norbert. She will be greatly missed by her sister Maria Welser and many nieces and nephews all of Germany. Anna loved tending to her garden and spending time with her cat Bianca. A Service of Remembrance will be held Friday, February 28, 2014 at 11:00 am at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 28th Avenue. In lieu of flowers donations to the Red Cross or SPCA would be greatly appreciated. Condolences may be offered at www.victoryfuneralcentre.ca Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522
Joan was born in Lancaster England on September 13, 1931 and passed away peacefully on January 16, 2014 in White Rock. Joan loved to travel and visited her sister in East Africa, and enjoyed numerous trips to Hawaii and back to the old country to visit her family. She enjoyed cheering on The Vancouver Canucks and watching British soccer. She loved walking her dogs, camping, dancing, singing, and swimming. Joan was predeceased by her son Russell. She is survived by her daughter Lesley (Barry) and sons Glen (Morena) and Paul (Misa). Joan was proud grandmother to Kathleen (Kevin), Bryan, Matthew, Tamara, Justin and Nicole and greatgrandson Christopher. She is survived by her sister Brenda, nephew Brendan and niece Karen who live in the U.K. A celebration of life will be held in the spring.
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Mary was predeceased by her husband Al Ponsford, and husband Bob Lucas. Mary is survived by her son Peter Ponsford, her granddaughter Samantha and great granddaughter Sydney. Mary is also survived by her two sisters, Margo James of Las Vegas and Ada Hagen of Calgary. Mary had nieces and nephews and enjoyed a close relationship with her niece Christine. From Bob’s family there are six children, Doug, Don, Debbie, Mike, Tom & Drew and 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Mary was a quiet and unassuming person. If you were lucky enough to know her you soon realized she had many layers. She enjoyed good humour, culture and was even a world traveller. She especially loved the many cruise ship journeys and trips to her beloved Britain. She enjoyed life and this included collecting her “treasures”, listening to beautiful music, enjoying a good meal, reading a wonderful book, watching British detective shows and of course playing Bingo! and winning card games. Most of all, Mary Theresa was generous of spirit and had a giving heart. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends, as she touched all our lives in her own special way. No Service by Mary’s request.
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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
www.castrosjunkremoval.com You Name It & It’s Gone! Also, Demolition Services. 778-891-4017
MISC. FOR SALE
CANE CORSO MASTIFF - pure bred pups, shots, dewormed, vet checked. $1000: Call 604-826-7634 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 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
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 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 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca
Lab X pups, extremely social, possible Newfoundland genetics, 45lbs max, all black, ready now $500, super smart Call/text (604)845-3972 MINI DACHSHUND puppies - born Dec.11, 2 females, unique smooth coat silver dapple, raised by 12 yr old girl in 4H dog obediance, well socialized. 1st shots and deworming, $800 (will go toward education fund) 604-820-4827 Mission 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
S.Surrey LUXURY CONDO 2 bdrm 1069sf, S.facing corner unit, large gourmet kitchen w/granite counters, gas stove, both bedrooms with ensuite. Incl gas f/p, W/D, sec u/g prkg, spacious deck & amenties room. Fully furnished $1800/mo, unfurnished $1700/mo. 604-574-3067 WHITE ROCK. 1 & 2 bdrm suites $860/m & $985m incl cbl/heat/prkg, NS/NP. Avail now. 604-535-0925
2 Bdrm, 4th flr, $1065/mo. Kitchen & bath renod. Avail Now. Quiet, well kept building. Hot water incl. Nr shops, bus, & hospital.
WHITE ROCK Centrally Located
1 bdrm. 2nd ﬂoor
• Adult Oriented • Secure Building • Smoke-Free $830/mo. Includes Heat, Hot Water & 1 Parking Space. N/P, N/S. Walk to Semi. Mall & Amen. Avail. March 1
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To view call 604-531-9874 WHITE ROCK, Haighton Manor 1 Bdrm, balc, heat/h/w, quiet bldg, central loc. NS/NP. 604-531-6714 email@example.com
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639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES Pekingese P/B female pup, Reg’d Micro-chipped, Cert of Pedigree. 1Year Guar. $895. 604-353-8750 firstname.lastname@example.org
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PLEASE HELP. Did you or someone you know find or get a dog over Xmas. Fem sheltie/schnauzer X, med sz, 35 lb. NO TAIL. Beige. Lots of hair! Her real family misses her terribly. Tattoo. 778-479-2454 or 604 798 9032. *REWARD*
W.R: $765m, 600sf 1bdrm Heat, h/w, cbl, prkg inc. n/p, No Smokers refs adult oriented. 604-385-0275
707 APARTMENT FURNISHED BEAUTIFUL open concept executive studio condo available for rent now. Unit is fully furnished and features top furnishings and granite countertops as well as top of the line appliances including gas range, dishwasher and insuite front loading washer, dryer. Bathroom has soaker tub and multi jet shower. Call now for a viewing or with more questions 604-679-1510 Jeff. Rent is $1200 per month thanks!
OCEAN PARK lrg bdrm, up, furn., sink, lndry. $485. Now. ns/np. Sml portion hydro/gas. 604-535-5953
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OCEAN PARK - Quiet area. Large grnd level, 1 bdrm with private entry, lrg patio, full kitchen w/skylight, jetted tub, shower, gas f/p, cvrd prkg, share W/D, near bus & amens. N/S N/P. $825/mo incl utils & cable. AVAIL NOW OR WILL HOLD TIL APRIL 1ST. Call 604-531-1082
Panorama 2 Bdrm
Bright, clean suite with security alarm, near bus & school. Newly painted. N/S, N/P. Avail now. $700 incl utils/wifi/cable. 778-709-5560. SURREY 127/61. Clean 1 Bdr, suit quiet person, ref’s, ns/np. Avail now $600 incl cable/hydro.604-596-5591 SURREY 167St./57Ave. Brand new 2 bdrm suite - Quiet, centrally located, close to schools & shopping. NP/NS. $800/mo. (604)715-6655. SURREY: Panorama - 2 bdrm bsmt suite. avail. Feb. 15th. Close to both levels of school, banking, shopping YMCA, easy access to Hwy 99 & 91. Inc. utils, cbl, net & phone lines. $800/mo. N/S, N/P. (604)503-0532 WHITE ROCK. 15506 Buena Vista. 1 bdrm + den, shared w/d. $950 elec/gas incl. Suits quiet indiv. N/S N/P. Phone 604-250-0017.
Service to fridges, stoves, washers, dryers & dishwashers. Reasonable. Also Appliance Removal Call Mark (604)536-9092
HUTCH $200. Office equipment & furniture - all odds n ends & TV All $200. 604-597-4184
APARTMENT/CONDO ACTIVE SENIOR 1 & 2 Bedrooms
Well maintained Concrete High Rise in White Rock close to shopping.
Swimming Pool & All Amenities. UTILITIES INCLUDED. NS/NP
Skyline Apts White Rock Quiet community oriented living.
1 & 2 Bdrm Suites Hot Water & U/G Parking Incl
~ Fir Apartments ~ 1455 Fir St WHITE ROCK 1 Bdrm suite avail now Heat & hot wtr incl. Swimming pool & rec room On site mgr
WHITE ROCK small 1 bdrm in priv home, gas f/p. incl utils/cbl shr lndry NP/NS Suit 1. $700. 604-542-2244
TRUCKS & VANS
WHITE ROCK 1Bdr - h/w & tile flrs, lrg cov’d deck, ocean view, 1/2 blk to beach/restaraunts. Ns/np, 1 pkng ideal for 1prof. Apr1.$1000 incl utils. email@example.com WHITE ROCK, Hospital area. Walk to mall/bus/schools. Large updated 2 level with yard. Parking, storage. 3 baths. 3+ bdrms or den or office with sep entrance. Refs req. $1950. Avail Jan. (604)315-0782.
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Fully Furnished & Equipped
Like New Townhouse. Only 3 years old. Immaculate Deluxe, 2 bdrm. + Rec. Room/Office + 2 Full Bath T/House. Flr. to ceiling storage + storage rm. in garage. 6 s/s appli. d/w, w/d, Garburator. Crown Mouldings, 9ft. ceilings, H/W laminate flooring and slate tile. Gas F/P & Alarm. 1 car garage parking. Covered patio lower & outdoor patio upper. Amenities room incls. full gym, outdoor hot tub & pool. Walk to Morgan Heights shopping. NO Smoking inside & NO Pets! $2250/mo. Avail. Now
2004 F250 - 4x4, KING CAB, shortbox, auto, black, 180kms. $7700/firm. (604)538-9257
S.Surrey,Morgan Crossing, 4 bdrm, 2.5 baths. $2200/mo. 5 appls, NS. RENT or RENT TO OWN. Avail March 1st. Call 604-538-0940
Aries, you want more than you can acquire this week and your desires may lead you astray. It is important to exercise self-restraint, even if you get a thrill from living on the edge.
Libra, it may seem like you are being led astray by one thing after another, when all you want is to focus on one task at a time. Find a way to block out any and all distractions.
Taurus, make a concerted effort to improve your focus in the weeks ahead. There is much to lose if you cannot tackle the tasks at hand, particularly at the workplace.
Scorpio, work on a creative project with a sweetheart or friend early in the week. Ideas will flow easily and your imaginations will soar together. It is a productive pairing.
Gemini, it's unlike you to slow down, so don't be surprised when friends start looking at you curiously after you take your foot off the gas. Your free spirited nature will soon return.
This is not your week to mix love and money, Sagittarius. In fact, keep the two as separate as possible, and exercise caution before lending anyone money.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given to Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Richard Kenneth Gardiner that the particulars of their claims should be sent to the executor at 5775 - 245 A Street Langley, BC, V2Z 1G9, on or before March 31, 2014 after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others, having claims against the estate of Johannes Hermanus Schryvers formerly of #198 - 1840 - 160th St, Surrey, B.C., V4A 4X4, deceased, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o Highpoint Law, 308-2626 Croyden Dr., Surrey, B.C., V3S 0S8, on or before March 13, 2014, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Caroline M Klein & Johannes H Schryvers Jr, Executors.
Capricorn, you want to play outside of the rules this week. You normally like to follow a relatively traditional course, so this catches others off guard.
Cancer, find a routine that works for you and then stick with it. There is no need to reinvent the wheel, and when actions become automatic, you can focus on other things.
You don't always have the patience to stick with the same routine, Aquarius. That means others cannot expect you to conform to their whims if they want you as a friend.
A need for attention could get the better of you, Leo. A little humility goes a long way and can alter others' perceptions of you. You may end up being seen in a more positive light.
Pisces, you may need to sacrifice some security for a chance to have a memorable experience. Do something out of the ordinary.
Virgo, you can differentiate between right and wrong, but your judgement might be off this week. Rely on your intuition, but don't make any big decisions without first thinking carefully.
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S. SURREY EXECUTIVE HOME 4 Bdrms, 3.5 baths, main floor mstr with 5 pce ensuite, dble detached gar, granite counters, oak cabinets, SS appls, hot tub on cvrd deck off mstr & games room over garage, 3200 s.f. 1 Year lease with option to renew, $3350/mo., ref’s req’d. N/S, sm pet neg. Apr 1st earliest; May 1st preferred. Call Chris, days 604579-1505, eves 604-536-1055.
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Feb. 25 - Mar. 1 , 2014
ROOMS FOR RENT
Pomeranian P/B male pup, Reg’d Micro-chipped, Cert of Pedigree. 1Year Guar. $895. 604-353-8750 firstname.lastname@example.org
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
WHITE ROCK - 2nd floor back of commercial bldg. Large space previously residential, would suit studio or light office. $900. Avail now. Call for more info: (604)531-6916
WHITE ROCK. 2 Bdrm Walk to mall/bus. $1195 inc heat / h.water, washer/dryer Adult oriented. NS/NP 604-536-9565 / 604-765-9565.
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BRIGHT 2 Bd. 2 Bth. quiet condo in Ocean Ridge at 5 corners in White Rock. Beautifully finished and updated. Central location with transit at your door. Enjoy the ocean view from 300+ sq. ft. south facing patio. No age restrictions, rentals and one pet allowed. Move in condition. Available immediately. Asking $309,000. Call 604-538-1811
3388 Rosemary Hts Cres. Surrey, one ground floor office/retail unit 526 sq ft. in quiet Rosemary area.
BIKE, Electric ladies 2013. Motorino. $1500. 604-531-1912
CHIHUAHUA, female pup, 6 months, very sweet, $400. Call 604794-7347 DO YOU LOVE DOGS? We need loving foster homes for med.-lrg. sized dogs. 604.583.4237
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