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Public-private partnership for a new twin-rink arena pitched for South Surrey

Hockey club makes play for more ice Nick Greenizan Staff Reporter

With ice time at a premium and registration numbers rising, Semiahmoo Minor Hockey Association is talking with the City of Surrey and a private developer about building a new arena in Grandview Heights. Entering into a public-private partnership on a new twin-rink facility – in which Semi-

ahmoo teams would be the primary tenants – would help alleviate the association’s biggest current problem, which is finding local practice and game times for its teams. “We are highly oversubscribed,” Semiahmoo Minor Hockey’s director of capital planning Pat La Rue told Peace Arch News. Last year, the association hired a consultant to examine the issue, and it was determined

that, with the ice time available at White Rock’s Centennial Arena and South Surrey Arena, the association has adequate space for 400 players. Last season, more than 1,000 players were registered to play. “It’s our mandate as an association to get as many (children) playing as we can,” La Rue said. “We could turn around and say we’re going to turn kids away, but that’s never been

what we’re about.” In order to accommodate all its teams, Semiahmoo has in recent years bought ice time at other arenas across the Lower Mainland, including Langley’s Sportsplex, the Surrey Sport and Leisure Centre in Fleetwood and Delta’s Great Pacific Forum. “Increasingly, it’s become a real challenge i see page 2

Perfect pitch White Rock singer Mark Donnelly – wellknown for singing the national anthem prior to Vancouver Canucks games – gets the crowd involved for his most recent rendition of O Canada, which kicked off opening-day festivities for South SurreyWhite Rock Minor Softball Saturday at Sunnyside Park. The first games of the season hit the field soon after. Lance Peverley photo

Seasonal suggestion debated for White Rock’s waterfront

Food-truck plan leaves bitter taste for restaurateurs Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

When it comes to food trucks on White Rock’s waterfront, Marine Drive merchants have little appetite. The sentiment was delivered to city officials by the executive director of the White Rock Business Improvement Association Wednesday, during a community meeting

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organized to gauge the interest in – or distaste for – the idea of adding the food vendors to this summer’s seaside menu. Lyn Hellyar told Peace Arch News she doesn’t know of any waterfront restaurateurs who support the city suggestion. A key concern, Hellyar said, is the potential impact to summer rev-

enue that they rely on to carry them through the winter months, when beach traffic tapers off significantly. “They need those really good summer months,” she said. “Our biggest concern as a business improvement association is the number of businesses that are closing and also, would the food trucks really enhance the experience on

the beach or is there something else that could enhance it? “We… feel that they could do other things.” The meeting was organized following council’s approval last month of hosting a return of food carts to the waterfront, including installation of concrete pads and electrical connections for three vendors.

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Grandview eyed for ice rinks i from page 1 to find local ice. We get parents saying, ‘Why do we have to drive so far for our kids’ practice?’” Currently, all rinks in Surrey – save for the smaller Excellent Ice facility in east Panorama Ridge – are owned and operated by the city. However, Laurie Cavan, Surrey’s general manager of parks and recreation said they are “always open to new and creative ways to build and run new facilities.” She said initial discussions have taken place regarding a new South Surrey arena, though no plans or timeline have been set. “What I can tell you is that we’ve received some proposals,” she said. “We are evaluating them, but at this point it is all in the preliminary stages.” The proposed facility – which would Nick Greenizan photo include two sheets of ice and, potentially, Aquatics centre is set to open this summer. other amenities, La Rue said – is being eyed for a plot of land just south of 24 Avenue, tions presented to the minor hockey associawhere 160 Street bends into Croydon Drive. tion by the consultant’s feasibility study, La The property is immediately south of a pro- Rue said. Other suggestions included purchasing a posed development that would be anchored rink from the City of Surrey; converting, on by a Great Canadian Superstore. The land is not owned by the city, Cavan a part-time basis, the Peace Arch Curling rink into smaller sheets of ice for hockey; said. The arena project would be the latest in a building a bare-bones rink suitable only for string of new developments in the Grandview practices; or pressing the city to expand the area. The city-owned Grandview Heights Surrey Sport and Leisure Centre. And while the public-private project is Aquatic Centre, at 24 Avenue and 168 Street, the most ambitious, La Rue is slated to open this summer, while a new high school is also ❝We could turn around said the end result would be planned for next door, though and say we’re going worth it. “The challenge is that it’s a timeline for the latter has yet to turn kids away, but to be set, as funding hasn’t been that’s never been what very expensive to build a new rink, so we have to deal with announced. we’re about.❞ that… (but) our obligation is La Rue said the minor Pat La Rue to our membership and to our hockey association would have future membership,” he said. to foot its share of the bill, likely “about $2 million,” should the ice-rink “So we’ll try to run with this (plan) for as project go ahead. Such a cost is manageable, long as it can go, and see what happens. “With development in the area continuing he said, before adding “we would definitely to grow, we look at this and say, ‘without need to fundraise.” The project was one of five potential solu- this, we’re in trouble.’”











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Two of three fires last week result in charges

Manhunt ends with husband’s capture Monique Tamminga & Tracy Holmes

assaulted when she tried to intervene. The mother and her daughter and eightThe manhunt for the estranged husband year-old son escaped the burning home and of a woman whose Langley home was fled to a neighbour’s house. destroyed by fire last week ended Thursday A warrant for Richard’s arrest was issued morning near Fernie. and police released his picture to Police arrested 44-year-old Andre media Wednesday afternoon in an Harvey Richard following a report appeal for the public’s help locating around 9:30 a.m. of a possibly him. impaired driver near the southeastArson, assault with a weapon and ern B.C. community. assault causing bodily harm are Richard now faces 13 charges in among other charges sworn Friday connection with the April 2 fire, in Surrey Provincial Court. Richincluding three counts of attempted ard was due back in court Monday. murder. Results of the appearance were not The search for Richard began Andre Richard available by Peace Arch News’ press accused early Wednesday after it was deterdeadline. mined his body was not amongst His arrest was among two last the charred remains of the residence, located week related to suspicious fires. on the Surrey/Langley border. Police confirmed Friday that charges Fire broke out at the home around 1 against a 46-year-old man who was arrested a.m. April 2, allegedly just before Richard’s April 1 – shortly after a barn fire killed an wife was brutally assaulted with a pair of unspecified number of farm animals and weapons. His teenaged daughter was also caused extensive damage to a building in Black Press

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Fire, police and SPCA officials investigate a suspected arson at a Cloverdale farm. the 16600-block of 50 Avenue – were sworn Wednesday. Ignacio Pitpitan Medina of Surrey is charged with one count of arson and two counts of assault with a weapon; the latter, in connection with minor injuries suffered by two men during an argument that occurred just before the fire.

Medina is due back in court on April 16. SPCA officials have confirmed the property in question is familiar to them. Surrey firefighters who doused the flames contacted the society with concerns about the condition of animals they saw. Senior animal-protection officer Eileen Drever told PAN the society’s cruelty investigators were not dispatched; however, “night emergency” officers did attend. Regarding one other serious fire last week – on March 31 in the 18600-block of 88 Avenue – the case has been closed. However, police remain suspicious “because of some of the circumstances around it.” The former mushroom barn was reportedly housing a large medicinal-marijuana grow operation. According to the police report, no physical evidence to determine its exact cause or justify a criminal investigation was found. Should new information arise, the file will be re-opened.

Students target drivers

Graphic reminders A bloody child being wheeled into a hospital on a stretcher, with a driver being hauled away in a police car, is one of the youth drawings being handed out to drivers for infractions in school zones during, and after, the spring break. The graphic “tickets” are a part of the “Think of Me” campaign spearheaded by Surrey RCMP and ICBC, which picked up again last week following spring break. “This is a great opportunity to involve students, school staff and parents to raise awareness about the vigilance we as drivers must have when travelling through school zones,” Cpl. Bert Paquet said in a news release. Prior to the break, more than 200 of the tickets were issued. Now, with school back in session, RCMP are issuing fines. ICBC local road safety co-ordinator Karen Klein noted drivers should be aware the warm weather means more children on the roads. “We’re also encouraging parents to take this time to review the rules of the road with their children and … to make sure they’re taking the safest route,” Klein said.

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Driver appealed both her conviction and sentence after killing four-year-old in 2008

Berner drops request for early release from jail

Carol Berner convicted driver

The woman jailed for killing four-year-old Alexa Middelaer while driving drunk has changed her mind about seeking parole. Parole Board of Canada officials confirmed Friday that an April 16 date set to hear Carol Ann Berner’s application for early release was cancelled after Berner withdrew the application. The Delta woman is serving a 2½-year sentence in connection with the May 17, 2008 death of Alexa, who attended preschool in Crescent Beach. The toddler – the daughter of Southridge Junior School head Laurel Middelaer – died of injuries suf-

fered when Berner drove into her as she stood at the side of a Ladner road with her aunt, feeding a horse. Alexa’s aunt, Daphne, was also struck, and suffered serious injuries. Found guilty in July 2010 of two counts of impaired driving causing death and bodily harm and two counts of dangerous driving causing death and bodily harm, Berner began serving her sentence in March 2013, following unsuccessful appeals of her convictions and sentence. In addition to prison time, Berner was handed a five-year driving ban.

She is up for statutory release in November. Meanwhile, efforts to recognize police officers who put extra focus on getting impaired drivers off the road continues. Ceremonies inducting officers who remove at least 12 such drivers from the road in a calendar year onto Alexa’s Team are held throughout B.C. – including in South Surrey – annually. Wednesday, the efforts of more than 100 officers will be celebrated during an event at Southridge School in South Surrey. – Tracy Holmes

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Some support more dining options i from page 1 Presenter Lizzy Caston – an urban planner from Portland, Ore. who was asked to share the pros and cons of mobile-food vending – described the meeting as “lively.” “Great points were raised on both sides,” Caston told PAN the next day. Comments and questions from Portland Oregon Visitors Association photo ( attendees “ran the gamut,” she Food carts are being touted as a tourist draw in downtown Portland. said. Some said “no way, no how,” citing noise, view impact and who turn out buy a coffee or meal ment services, said staff fielded parking concerns; others said while they’re there, it would be an “a lot” of questions from meeting they wanted more food options, improvement, he said. attendees, and heard a mixture of noting it can be difficult to get a Coun. Louise Hutchinson, who opinions. seat in the waterfront restaurants lives on west Marine Drive and He expects to present the feedon busy days. has opposed food trucks from the back, along with results of an Caston said one attendee told get-go, said her position hasn’t online survey, to council at their her restaurants are sometimes so changed. She, too, believes energy April 28 meeting. full in the summer that “people would be better-spent on boostCaston – who said she waived can’t get food, so they end up ing the waterfront’s off-season her consultant’s fee for the meetdriving to Surrey, they end up draw. ing – commended the city for driving home, or getting fast food “We don’t need more things using a “healthy, democratic” proon the freeway.” down here in the summer, we cess in exploring the food-truck Food trucks, she noted, can need to bring things down here concept. complement existing restaurants in the winter,” she said. “Our merFood-cart vendors had until Fri–  “strengthen the whole” – and chants have a hard enough time day to apply for one of the three boost tourism. staying as year-round businesses.” promenade locations, which are “I have seen benefits outweigh Hutchinson said allowing entre- in the process of being installed. any challenges or costs,” she said. preneurs to sell hats, sunscreen As of Monday afternoon, city staff “I’ve also seen it not work. and sundry summer items on had narrowed the eligible applica“It’s really up to the community the beach, or rent out things like tions down to five. what’s best for them.” beach chairs, would add more to White Rock’s season of mobile Coun. Grant Meyer – who sug- the scene than food trucks. food options is anticipated to gested getting the public input, but Richard Wilson, the city’s acting open May 1 and continue through was unable to attend the meeting director of planning and develop- to the end of September. – said he’s received “quite a bit of feedback” on the issue; that people aren’t at White Rock Beach against food carts, but feel the bigger trucks would • Wed., April 9 • Thurs., April 10 • Fri., April 11 be “a bit much” and better • Tues., April 8 reserved for special events TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. such as Canada Day fes- 02:08 3.7 12.1 02:52 3.7 12.1 03:25 3.7 12.1 03:51 3.7 12.1 tivities and the like. 7.2 8.5 10:05 2.4 08:41 2.8 9.2 09:36 2.6 7.9 10:26 2.2 He’s more keen on grow- 11:29 2.9 9.8 9.5 13:19 2.8 9.2 14:56 2.9 9.5 16:00 3.0 ing occasions such as 18:48 1.8 6.9 5.9 19:43 1.9 6.2 20:39 2.0 6.6 21:30 2.1 Christmas on the Drive and Halloween into big• Silver Star Auto* • Thrifty Foods* • R&B Burns* • The Brick* • Mark's Work Wearhouse* • Lowes* ger, longer-lasting events THIS • Peoples Drug Mart* • Reckitt Finish* • Visions Electronics* • Home Depot* • Connect Hearing* that would bring more TUES. people to the beach in the FLYERS slow season. Even if only MORE FLYERS ONLINE ☛ one in four of the visitors 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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An Abbotsford resident with $14,583 in old TransLink fareevasion fines owes more than any other scofflaw now being denied licence and insurance renewals by ICBC. Data released by the insurance corporation show all of the top 10 transit fine offenders it tracks have at least 35 unpaid tickets issued from 2002-2012 and owe more than $4,000 each. Together, their unpaid fines total $73,000. Five of the top fare evaders are from Surrey. One is on the hook for 56 unpaid fines totalling $8,418, while the others have 36 to 45 unpaid fines and owe between $4,000 and $6,000. Three Burnaby residents are on the list. One has 86 fines totalling $11,678, followed by one with 46 fines owing $7,831 and another owing $5,326 for 41 fines. A New Westminster resident has the 10th highest number of fines – 35 worth $5,800. On April 1, ICBC began denying auto insurance and driver’s licence renewals to motorists with unpaid TransLink tickets issued in 2012 and earlier, in line with provincial legislation passed that year. A total of 37,000 old unpaid fare evasion tickets worth $5.7 million are now subject to ICBC “refusal to issue” holds. The identities of the top fare evaders listed by ICBC were

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Transit Police issue thousands of fare evasion tickets each year, and most continue to go unpaid, accordin to TransLink. withheld. ing payments as possible,” GrossThe ICBC list does not include man said. all fare evaders – it only tracks the Old pre-2012 fines that are paid ones with active driver’s licences. go to the provincial government, Others who don’t have driver’s not TransLink, while tickets licences who ride SkyTrain but issued after that year are payable never pay and ignore tickets may to TransLink. owe even larger amounts. ICBC began sending out warn“We can only play a role in ing letters to drivers with unpaid helping to collect this debt where TransLink fines in early March. there’s an active driver’s licence TransLink says more than 30 or insurance policy, so that’s all per cent of ticketed fare evaders we can report on,” ICBC’s Adam have paid their fines since the Grossman said. legislation change in 2012, which There is no amnesty on partial also gave TransLink authority to payment of large amounts owed use collection agencies, in addior cap on the maximum ICBC tion to the ban on ICBC renewinsists is paid before lifting a als. hold. New fare-evasion fines start “This is provincial government at $173 but climb to $213 after debt but I believe their goal is to six months and $273 if they’re recover as much of the outstand- unpaid after a year.

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f at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. At least that appears to be the motto of the provincial government as it takes yet another stab at fixing its relationship with TransLink. This time, Victoria will attempt to empower the Metro mayors’ council that it previously emasculated in the last reform under thentransportation minister Kevin Falcon. Excuse us if we aren’t convinced that this sop to get the mayors to back Christy Clark’s election promise for a referendum on transportation funding will do anything to change the dysfunctional relationship between regional mayors and the province. At first glance, the latest change looks like a good deal. If approved, the legislation would make the mayors’ council responsible for approving long-term strategies and investment plans, and figuring out how to pay for them, instead of merely rubber-stamping the work done by a professional board. The mayors would also take over the budget and staff of the former TransLink commissioner, with the power to approve fare increases and sell assets. But then there is also this: The mayors get to be in the hot seat for TransLink complaints and customer satisfaction – previously the job of the impartial commissioner. For this handover of responsibilities, the mayors would get the plum of saying when and what the referendum question will be with the caveat that they have to meet the province’s deadline of June 2015. All of this ignores the fact of where the real power lies – in the hands of the provincial government, which pays lip service to regional decision-making, putting TransLink up as a straw man and then toppling it when it chooses to. For example, if the province wants SkyTrain technology, that’s what residents will get. If Victoria wants the Massey Tunnel replaced on Highway 99, that’s where the money will go. The province gets the photo ops on the big infrastructure, while the mayors get to fiddle with the small stuff on the margin that no one wants to pay for. If this is the province’s best offer, we’d hate to see what the worst offer would be.


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Surrey history repeats itself

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Editor: The direction and tone of any city is established by its civic leaders. In Surrey, they are the Surrey First electors group under Mayor Dianne Watts – invented to cull together a group of disgruntled councillors led by deposed mayor Doug McCallum and his Surrey Electors Team (SET). What happened next was the reinvention of SET with all its existing members intact. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent. In the run up to 2014 elections, Surrey First should be celebrating its accomplishments and boasting its vision for the future. The reality is that First is deeply mired in controversy – all of it self-inflicted. The new ‘direction and tone’ for Surrey was never achieved. In fact, the issues under SET dating back to pre-2005 remain. First has continued the tradition of rampant development cleverly disguised as the Surrey City Development Corporation. The development sector has thrived under a regime that is systematically stacked against any public or community opposition. Crime, addiction and homelessness remain today just as before, but with a huge difference. Today, all areas, including South Surrey, are dealing with an influx never before experienced. What has almost always been a Whalley/ Newton concern is now widespread and common throughout our city. As mayor, McCallum’s heavy hand directed then-councillor Watts to sanitize the bad news coming out of Surrey – in effect, telling Watts to tell the RCMP what they could and could not say or report on. Watts correctly refused, accusing McCallum of being a bully among other things. Watts handily went on to become mayor. Today, little has changed and is in fact worse. The existing police committee stopped keeping minutes and disappeared from public oversight. Rookie Councillor Barinder Rasode was held out to be responsible, despite her adoption of Surrey First, its methods and direction from the mayor. Watts announced she would be in charge and Rasode was out. Imagine, getting fired for doing what you were told to do? What is most disturbing are longtime sitting councillors who remain mute, in lockstep with the missives of the mayors. Sadly, history will record their character flaws and deny them credit for the many good contributions made. It is true that when you find a trickle, a river runs not far away. The issues are many and the methods sadly, are the same as before. Rebranding Surrey from the ‘City of Parks’ to the ‘Future Lives Here’ is but a chilling reminder of how little has changed. Let’s hope there is a champion in their midst who will walk the talk and bring Surrey back from the edge. Mike Proskow, Surrey

Editor: The federal and B.C. provincial governments – ‘ConservaLibs’ – have teamed up to give cash rewards to companies who will give Canadian jobs away to immigrants. It is called the Immigrant Employment Council of B.C. They give ‘grants’ of up to $200,000 per organization. The total amount of your tax dollars you unwittingly contributed has risen 260 per cent in three years to $1.8 million. In 2004, the BC Liberals gutted the apprenticeship program in B.C. and created an artificial labour shortage. Now they are trying to reap the rewards by exploiting cheap offshore labour. According to the last Stats Canada report, immigrant males get 63 per cent of the wages that their Canadian-born counterparts receive. For women it was 56 per cent. An immigrant worker is a compliant worker, because he has no recourse. These are 2005 figures, as the feds gutted Stats Canada a few years ago. Big business, on the other hand, gives ‘contributions’ to the ConservaLibs in return for ‘grants’.

Cozy. But the ‘grants’ are coming off of the backs of taxpayers. And the taxpayers are assuaged by the calming TV ads, $64 million for the two years leading up to the last election by the BC Liberals, and $600 million from the Conservative feds since they got into power; paid for by you and me. Isn’t it time we stopped using euphemisms like ‘contributions’ and ‘grants’ and call them what they really are: bribes. With all these millions flowing between business and politicians, the ConservaLibs are shills for the rich. R.K. Grace, Surrey

Support invaluable Editor: Thank you to all who helped Larry Robinson and me throughout his public battle with cancer and his passing on March 15 (City grieves for ‘courageous’ councillor, March 18). Your love, help and support have been truly invaluable. He was a wonderful, honest, hard working, intelligent man, a good and loving husband, son, father, stepfather, grandfather and friend to all. His love and commitment to

White Rock was seen by many through his meticulous and dedicated work for our city. Thank you also to the hundreds of mourners who came out to say goodbye to their friend, colleague and councillor at his Celebration of Life (Robinson was ‘inspiring to all of us,’ March 25.) Rest in peace, Larry. You will be loved and missed more than you could ever know. Ann Robinson, White Rock

Profiting while seniors sink Editor: Re: Rising rates adding to seniors’ burden, April 3 editorial. Your editorial is correct in noting the burden placed on some seniors by rising corporate rates. While Hydro and ICBC made a profit last year, no reductions were passed along to customers. The government extracted around $300 million from each corporation which flowed into its sinkhole to “balance the budget.” So they say. A sinkhole is “a hole in the ground providing a route for surface water to disappear underground.” So apt. Mary Garner, White Rock

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As long as people ignore the warning signs, trains will continue to sound their horns, letter-writers suggest.

Keeping safe and sound at night Editor: Re: Train horns easy to quell, April 1 letters. While letter-writer Robert Melynchuk may think he has a great idea, there are some flaws in his “simple and inexpensive” solution to silence train horns at night. First, hi-rail trucks cannot operate on the track at the same time as a train. Transport Canada regulations stipulate that maintenance and patrol vehicles must be protected by having “exclusive occupancy” of the track. Railway tracks are divided into “controlled blocks” by signals that allow trains into that section of track. The controlled block for this section extends between the U.S. border and Colebrook Road at 127A Street; hence, a maintenance vehicle must be off the track before a train is allowed into that section of track. Second, a fully loaded train weighing more than 16,000 tons takes as much as two kilometers to stop when traveling at speed. Therefore, even if they could violate the rules and operate this vehicle in front of the train, it would have to be so far ahead that it would provide zero protection for the trespassing pedestrians. Third, if this vehicle did encounter trespassers, would it not use its horn to warn said trespassers? Lastly, with 12 to 15 trains operating on a 24/7 basis

through this area, staffing and vehicle logistics would be prohibitively expensive. Currently, locomotive engineers only have to blow the whistle at night if there are people on or near the track. Far better solution is to educate people to: • Look both ways before crossing the track, • If you see a train approaching, don’t cross the track, • Most important, don’t ever walk on the tracks. Chuck Ingram, Surrey Q The perpetual complainers in the Peace Arch News about train whistles had better get used to the fact that trains are here to stay. The reason they blow their horns is because there are still idiots walking the train tracks and cars that try to beat the crossing guards. As a regular to the beach, I see this all the time. I am an 82½-year-old who is thankful that I can still hear the reminiscent sounds of the trains and the purr of the wondrous commuter jets overhead. Besides, trains and planes were here long before most of the few troubled complainers, so relax and revel in the opportunity we have to hear these sounds. Alex Beleski, Surrey

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Distracted driving penalties to be reviewed

AG takes note of death toll Tom Fletcher Black Press

“Should there be points attached to holding the handheld device and talking? Probably,” Anton said. “Should the fines be higher? Probably, so I’m having a look at both of those.” Another statistic that caught Anton’s attention was the 51,000 distracted driving tickets handed out in B.C. in 2013. She said

that’s a “huge number” that suggests the message of distracted driving is not getting through, and a reminder that seatbelt use and impaired driving also took time to impress on the public. The Superintendent of Motor Vehicles is analyzing B.C. driving habits and will report to Anton, who is considering changing penalties later this year.

VICTORIA – More people are dying from distracted driving than drinking and driving, and that has caused Attorney General Suzanne Anton to reconsider whether B.C.’s penalties for using smart phones behind the wheel are tough enough. Anton said the latest statistics from 2012 show 81 deaths from distracted driving in the year, compared to 55 related to impaired driving. “People seem to know that they must not drink and drive, but distracted driving, people don’t seem to have the same level of awareness,” Anton said Wednesday. B.C.’s Motor Vehicle Act currently sets a $167 fine for talking on a handheld mobile phone, and $167 plus three demerit points for emailing or texting while driving. Ontario recently raised its fine from $155 to $280, with a maximum of $500 for those who Drop into the South Surrey location of Johnston Meier contest the fine and are convicted. and enter to win a $100 Gas Card. A few weeks ago Anton (Next Draw April 30/14) wasn’t convinced higher penalties would help change driver behaviour, but she said Wednesday she was disturbed to discover that B.C. has more Insurance Agencies Group distracted driving deaths than Ontario, which has 102 - 1750 152 St., White Rock • 604-538-8833 three times the population.

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Slower ambulances result in immediate complaints: firefighters

Concerns over wait times Jeff Nagel Black Press

B.C. firefighters say a downgrade in priority for less-urgent medical calls by the B.C. Ambulance Service has resulted in much longer waits for paramedics. Complaints to Surrey Fire department were “immediate,” according to Surrey Fire Chief Len Garis. “We almost instantly started seeing some complaints,” Garis said Friday. “People want to know why nobody showed up.” A reallocation of ambulance service last fall shifted dozens of call types – for incidents where the patient is medically stable –  so that those ambulances now roll at posted speed limits without lights and sirens. Officials say it’s meant an average of six minutes slower arrival times to those calls, but allowed one minute faster to urgent lifeor-death emergencies, while reducing the risk of high-speed crashes. B.C. Professional Fire Fighters Association president Mike Hurley disputed the figures. “Our experience in the field is it’s anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes and longer for an ambulance to show up,” Hurley said, noting calls no longer dispatched at high speed include serious falls, hemorrhages and certain pregnancy calls.

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Firefighters noted longer waits. Dr. William Dick, vice-president of medical programs at B.C. Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), said the changes flow from a rigorous two-year review that assessed the risks of highspeed ambulance driving. “It’s safer to the driving public, it’s safer for our paramedics and it’s safer for our patients,” Dick said, likening the change to hospital triage that give the most urgent cases priority. Dick said a rolling analysis has found no change in medical outcomes for reduced-priority patients. Several fire departments and municipalities have criticized the change. Vancouver Fire Department estimates ambulance response times average 21 minutes slower and Burnaby has reported a jump in long waits. Dick said reports of extreme waits are anomalies and none of

the cases involve people in medical danger. Fire departments maintain they’re uniquely placed to act as first responders, as there are many more fire halls than ambulance stations. Mike McNamara, president of the Surrey Firefighters Association, fears fire halls one day won’t get dispatched to calls deemed less urgent, leaving patients to wait longer without aid. “One crew waited over 45 minutes for a lady that fell and broke her hip,” he said, noting of particular concern are cases when unclear 911 calls result in wrong priority designations. “There is room for error there. What happens when (dispatchers) get it wrong? We’re just down the street and it’s a real emergency. We’re just minutes away from helping this person and we’re not going.” Dick said there are no plans to exclude fire halls from lowpriority calls if the city wants its firefighters to respond to provide “comfort care.” “I will not arbitrarily cut anyone off,” Dick said. “I question the wisdom of spending a really expensive resource when it’s not required medically. But it’s not my decision to make.” – with files from Kevin Diakiw & Diane Strandberg

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Unanswered questions to how TransLink vote will be conducted

Murky rules for referendum Jeff Nagel

demonstrate “to the minister’s satisfaction” Proposed legislation that a majority of the on a future referendum region’s voters support on new taxes for the use of new funding TransLink sources to pay expansion for the proposed leaves major package of unanswered transportation questions as upgrades. to how the Bateman said vote will be it’s unclear if conducted, that means a 50 says one per cent plus observer. one referendum Jordan result passes, Bateman, B.C. Jordan Bateman or if a higher taxpayers director of threshold will federation the Canadian apply. Taxpayers Also unclear Federation, said he was is whether a majority stunned by how few vote counted across specifics the province the whole region spelled out for the would pass, or whether referendum in Bill 23, it must also pass in which will be debated most of the region’s 22 in the Legislature this municipalities. month. If the votes are tallied “It’s really the wild only as a region, west,” Bateman said. Bateman said, it will “There are virtually no unfairly give too much rules in it whatsoever.” clout to the biggest Absent from the bill is cities of Vancouver, any concrete definition Surrey, Burnaby and of the winning Richmond and risk a threshold. questionable result if It merely says it passes in those big Metro Vancouver cities but not in most mayors’ council must smaller municipalities. Black Press

Surrey and Vancouver, which both want major new rapid transit extensions, together have nearly half the population of the entire Metro region. He argued the winning threshold should be 50 per cent plus one regionally and also passing by a simple majority in two-thirds of the municipalities, similar to the rules for referenda run by Elections BC. Instead, the very brief bill exempts the TransLink referendum from the regulations that apply in a provincial referendum. Bateman said the proposed legislation

is also devoid of rules on spending limits during the campaign, or of any definition of TransLink’s role, including oversight of TransLink-issued information. “One lesson of the HST referendum was the blowback the provincial government got when it was being too aggressively proHST,” he said. The legislation doesn’t yet spell out what new taxes or tools might be used to fund TransLink. The province is still considering the options, which include a vehicle levy, a regional sales tax and road pricing.


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Terry Ross has closed the doors on his longtime business

A ‘Foto’ finish for retiring entrepreneur Alex Browne


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erry Ross, genial advisor for almost five decades on all things photographic at Foto Source – and its earlier incarnations – spent his final work day in the Central Plaza store last week. “I finally decided it was time to take that step and retire,” Ross said, noting it’s been 47 years since he first clocked in at the small camera counter at what was then Reid’s Western Drugs. “They called it the Camera Corral,” he laughed. “They locked me in in the morning and wouldn’t let me out until I’d sold something.” Over the years, the White Rock business has morphed – first growing to ❝People are become a key still capturing component of the moment.❞ the drug store, then splitting Terry Ross with it entirely owner in 1982 – until over a decade ago when Ross decided to join Foto Source, a marketing group with 200 affiliate stores across Canada, for which he has since served as a director and chairman of the board. But the majority of Ross’s working life since 1967 has been at Central Plaza – never moving more than a few hundred yards as new premises became available. The initial offer to work at the drugstore came at the right time for Ross, who now serves as president of the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce. His working life at that point had included stints with Air Canada, with a photography studio in Vancouver and at a printing shop in Burnaby. “I didn’t like the commute,” he said, noting working with cameras and film was a natural fit, as he’d been heavily involved in photography as a student at the old Semiahmoo Secondary. “Me and (Surrey-White Rock MLA) Gordy Hogg were there at the same time – we had our 50th

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After nearly five decades on the Peninsula, Foto Source owner Terry Ross is passing on the business. reunion last year and 65 people showed up.” But Ross, who was born in Winnipeg and moved to the West Coast when he was just starting elementary school, said his interest in photography went back even earlier. “I had box cameras back as long as I can remember,” he said, chuckling when it’s observed that most working in photography

today would consider it a remote, historic device. “That’s why I keep all that equipment up there,” he said during one of his final shifts at the family business, pointing to a top shelf lined with an array of outmoded still and movie cameras, projectors and other archaic equipment collected over the years. “It’s all digital today,” he said, noting the store still handles more

tactile work, including passport photos and film processing, but mostly special print orders. “People can bring in their digital file and we can make a print or a coffee mug or a mousepad of it. And, and even though everyone’s got digital cameras, if you leave a photo album on a coffee table, everyone likes to look through the photos.” But he doesn’t bemoan the march

of technology, or the fact that many photographs today are taken with cellphones. “People are still capturing the moment,” he said. “The only thing that worries me is that people are all interested in looking at the picture right away and uploading it, but then they delete it. There are going to be some big gaps in people’s lives and memories a few decades from now.” But digital technology is helpful in keeping memories alive, he notes – particularly in restoring old and historic images, which has become another integral part of the Foto Source. Just as the business has changed, the community has grown up around it. “When I first came to White Rock in Grade 5, the shopping centre wasn’t even here – uptown was Five Corners, and we used to get our mail at a post office down by Semiahmoo Park.” Ross has been heavily involved in his community in that time. In addition to his long-standing chamber membership, and latterly with the White Rock BIA, he spent 32 years as a volunteer firefighter. He and his wife, Carol, (who cut her own hours at the store back to one day a week in recent years) have also been closely involved in Semiahmoo Secondary, which their children Melody, Michael and Marci attended – he as president of the alumni association and she as president of the Semiahmoo Music Society. Proving that tradition is strong in the family, Michael will take over running Foto Source, Ross said, while Melody is now a teacher at Semi – specializing in English, the yearbook and photography. And even though the senior Rosses look forward to the opportunity to do more travelling, they intend to be very present in the community – both through their work with the chamber, and in supporting various activities and initiatives. “We’re still around,” he said. “We like being involved.”


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Surrey Archives heritage series takes shutterbugs back to the ’50s

Photos paint vivid picture Travel back to the 1950s through two lectures presented by the Surrey Archives this month as part of its spring heritage series. See Surrey through the eyes of a tourist in 1953, the year English tourist Janet Hurst visited the city. Hurst’s Surrey 1953 tells her travel story through her unique collection of journal entries, postcards, photos and other mementoes. It’s presented Saturday, April 12. Neville Curtis’s Surrey (Saturday, April 19) views the city, its residents and public spaces through the lens of a local photographer whose work offers a window into life in the 1950s. Curtis worked as a freelance reporter for the Vancouver Sun, White Rock Sun, and wrote a column for the Surrey Leader, according to On May 3, the city’s history comes to life in vivid images from the archives collection in Surrey in Colour. Participants will learn about hand-coloured photographs and the art pieces that have documented Surrey’s history. Acclaimed local historian Derek Hayes speaks about the cartography of the Fraser Valley when he presents his talk, Historical Maps of B.C. (May 10).

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Peace Portal: Two distinct courses designed PPGC: Drive carefully A familiar adage comes to mind when describing the Peace Portal Golf Club: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Not much has changed on the pristine 130-acre property in recent years. Not much has to. It’s, in a word, spectacular. “We’ve been here since 1928, so you have old-growth trees lining all the fairways,” said general manager Rob Falk. “It’s not a golf course propped up amongst a bunch of houses, so you’re pretty much in a park-like setting. We are happy with the course the way it is.” Playing at 6,388 yards from the tips (6,103 whites; 5621 forward), there is enough distance to challenge every level of player. And with the course’s natural maturity, two words of advice are: drive carefully. “Being built in 1928, back then they didn’t build 7,000-yard golf courses… but if you don’t hit it straight you can post some pretty high numbers for such a short course,” said Falk. And if the distance is not a challenge, the size of the greens will be. “They are postage-stamp at best,” he added. “Small greens, with a lot of undulation, on and around the greens. Being five feet off the green is no gimme to get it up and down. If the pins are in the wrong spot it can be tough to get the ball in the hole.” Although Peace Portal has a country club feel as you drive onto the property – the old-growth foliage gives it a distinct sense of privacy – Falk is quick to point out that this is a course for everyone. “We are open to the public pretty much

365 days of the year,” he said. “We have a small membership of about 150, which are very active in how much they do play, but that leaves a lot of room for the public.” It’s also the perfect course for small office tournaments, stag parties or other celebrations. “We don’t have a huge clubhouse with big food and beverage facilities, so we like booking 12 to 32 (players) – that’s the size we can handle,” said Falk. “We get quite a few of those types of bookings throughout the year.” Water comes into play on five holes and there are just enough bunkers on the course to pose a challenge, without being an overwhelming obstacle. Boss’s picks: Best par 3: No. 12 (170 yards from the whites) “Far and away the toughest par 3 on the course. Miss the green left, short or right and it’s difficult to get your par.” Best par 4: No. 5 (448 yards) “Worthy of its number-one handicap. Dogleg right, so even if you smash your best drive and hit it right you have no shot at the green. You have to hit it long and hit it left to even have a chance at getting to the green.” Best par 5: No. 13 (497 yards) “Fairly narrow opening, unless you hit it really long off the tee. The Campbell River comes into play on your second shot and you are hitting up to an elevated green on your third shot.” Call 604-538-4818 to book your tee time today.

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to accommodate every level of golf game available.” There are no traps on the course, but water does come into play on two holes, so there are some of the familiar hazards. The lack of traps is by design. “Sand is not good for beginners,” said Hamm. “It doesn’t add to the pleasantness of the game.” Peace Portal Par 3 is gentle on the nerves, and best of all, it only takes an hour (or so) to play. “Nine holes is easily completed in one hour and 10 minutes,” said Hamm. “So for someone who just wants to swing a club, it’s not an all-day venture. In the summer, you can get nine holes in even if you are teeing up at 7:30

at night. Worst case scenario is that you are here until 8:45, 9 p.m. and you have enjoyed a nice round of golf.” Boss’s pick (most challenging hole): No. 6/15 (82/63 yards) – “It’s the one where you have to go over the water and at a small green,” said Hamm. “It’s the shortest hole, but it’s visually intimidating. And there’s an out-ofbounds fence not too far over the back of the green. So if you take too much club, there’s another hazard you have to deal with. So it is a little bit of a skill test.”


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Whether you’re new to the game, warming up for a long round or just want to sharpen your short irons, the Peace Portal Par 3 serves the purpose. This nine-hole par 3 course, cut into the old growth synonymous with the Peace Portal, has two sets of tees, so golfers can enjoy a shortened version of the 18hole game. Longer than a pitch-and-putt, and shorter than an executivestyle layout, the Peace Portal Par 3 is perfect for the beginner. “Ideal for the beginner, for the gals, and even for the seniors, with White Rock being a big seniors’ community – it just fits perfectly,” said manager Maxine Hamm, who has been running the course since its inception, in 1993. “The value of this course is that most of the time, you can get close to, or on the green. So there’s a feeling of reward right away, as opposed to the big course where you just slug, slug, slug and you’re not getting anywhere.” But it’s far more than simply a beginner’s course. With hole distances ranging from the attackwedge length of 63 yards, to the midiron distance of 161, there is plenty of range here for the more seasoned golfer who is looking to spruce up the short

game before attacking the PPP3’s “older sibling” across the parking lot. And while for a lot of golfers, the ultimate target is to graduate to the full-length Peace Portal Golf Club, there’s a consistent – and ever-growing – contingent that is quite happy to remain loyal to Hamm’s layout. “There is absolutely a base of people that this is what they will play all the time. They won’t venture elsewhere, other than once or twice a year,” said Hamm. “We maintain our golf course with the same maintenance crew as the big one, so it has that higher-end maintenance, if you like. The greens are always in top shape, and that adds to the quality of the golf.” Further evidence of the devotion to the Peace Portal Par 3 are the sign-up lists for the course’s various leagues. “For the ladies’ league we probably have a four-year waiting list,” said Hamm. “The Thursday morning group... will probably have a waiting list. We give everyone the opportunity to re-sign from last year first. Tuesday night (5 p.m.) league is getting quite full but we do have a few spots still


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End of an era A longtime fashion institution on the Peninsula will be closing its doors at the end of the month. Never E’nuff Clothes owner Carole Hecht announced her decision in March, noting that she plans to travel and Carole Hecht spend time retiring with her grandchildren. The store has been located in Peninsula Village for 17 years. “I’ve had so many people come in and say how sad they are that I’m leaving,” Hecht said. “I will miss all my clients and just want to say thank you for their support over the years.”

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Pizza lovers on the Peninsula won’t have to travel far for authentic Neapolitan pizza. Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria opened its doors on March 25 in Morgan Crossing, 15865 Croydon Dr. Book signing “Famoso is a great addition to the South Surrey area. Its Black Bond Books will be Neapolitan-style pizza is a unique hosting a local author for a book offering in the area and we are signing on April 13. confident it will be a hit in the White Rock’s Geoffrey R. Tigg neighbourhood,” owner Ken will be on hand with copies Mitchell said in a of his novel, The news release. “ I am Painting, focusing on extremely excited RCMP detective Kelly to open a pizzeria. O’Brian’s investigation The community near Bowen Island. here is great and I Tigg will be at the really look forward store, located at 15562 to meet everyone 24 Ave., from 2-4 p.m. visiting this restaurant.” Call 604-536-4444 for more For more information, visit information.

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University is tapping into the ever-popular world of beer with new courses focusing on the science of brewing. The two-year diploma program is the first of its kind in British Columbia and will offer students “practical hands-on training” according to a news release. For more information, visit

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Eat Shop Play in the Village Spring is officially here! This year Ocean Park Village is gearing up for several community events, the Easter Egg Hunt, Cotton ‘n’ Crayon Day, the three day Village Summer Festival, Ocean Park Day and The Taste of Ocean Park Check out the Ocean Park Village website to stay connected to all the upcoming events. Ocean Park Village is the locale for your specialty shopping or just to take time out for lunch or dinner with family and friends. Benefits of Shopping Locally when dollars are spent at local independent shops up to three times as much money stays locally with the economic impact multiplying dramatically. Studies have shown when you buy from locally owned businesses significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses and service providers, continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community. The local businesses also support our sports teams, our schools, community groups and nonprofit groups etc, so if you support them they support you in uncountable ways. Where we shop, where we eat and play, all of it keeps our community unique and makes it home. Our businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of our community and our tourism businesses also benefit from visitors seeking destinations that offer uniqueness and charm. Small local businesses create jobs, as they’re the largest employer nationally and in our community, providing the most jobs to residents. Local businesses provide great customer service through knowledgeable staff who take pride in their business to ensure patrons have a positive experience. Next time you go out for a meal, think local first. Looking for furniture, home décor, a special gift, clothes, athletic apparel etc, think local first. It’s not always possible to buy what you need locally and so when you can, think local FIRST! The next Ocean Park Business Association meeting is Thursday April 10th, 2014, 9 am at Eurovision Optical, 1657 128th St, Ocean Park Mall, Surrey. Bring a friend who has a business in Ocean Park! They may want to join the OPBA! BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT:  If you want to talk about your business for a few minutes, please email

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How to succeed Earl Marriott Secondary presents the Mad Men-era Broadway musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, April 15-19 and April 23-26, 7:30 p.m. at the Wheelhouse Theatre, 15751 16 Ave. (note – there will be no show on Good Friday, April 18). Set in the corporate offices of the World Wide Wicket Company, the tuneful (“I Believe In You”, “A Secretary Is Not A Toy”), stilltimely satire of the business world follows the fortunes of window-washer J. Pierrepoint Finch (Travis Clifford) who – armed with the titular book of advice – begins a fast climb up the corporate ladder and into the good graces of CEO J.B. Biggley (Peter Soda), with help from secretary Rosemary Pilkington (Cassidy Johnson). Also featured in the production are Rachel Fournier as fellow office worker Smitty and Emma Schellenberg as blond bombshell Hedy LaRue. How To Succeed... is directed by EMS performing-arts department head Candace Radcliffe, with the clever Frank Loesser score in the capable hands of orchestra director Rodger Owens and vocal director Bev Schellenberg, and choreography by Carol Seitz. For tickets ($16, $14 seniors, $12 students), call 604-531-8354, ext. 171.

Moonlight, Magnolias Gone With The Wind (1939), starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, is now considered one of the most celebrated productions of the golden era of Hollywood. But few knew that David O. Selznick’s risky venture of filming the Margaret Mitchell bestseller came close to being a total disaster. White Rock Players’ Club’s latest production, Moonlight and Magnolias by Ron Hutchinson (Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd., April 2-19), directed by Ryan Mooney, relates an exclusive – and hilarious – behind-the-scenes view of a movie in trouble. With filming already underway, Selznick (Fred Partridge) fires original director George Cukor and abandons the existing

up surrounded by traditional crafts such as crochet and fineneedle embroidery, but has latterly concentrated on naive paintings inspired by everyday life in a rural setting, featuring bold colours and whimsical simplicity. Canadian artist Eibner has followed a long journey of artistic development, including work in sculpture and pottery, before focusing on fused and stained glass as her preferred medium. The gallery is open daily from noon to 6 p.m.; for more information, call 604-536-6460.

Art show reception Local painter Hormozd Poorooshasb will open his first art show in six years with a “meet the artist” reception, Apr. 12, 4-6 p.m. at Good Day Sunshine Café, 100-2950 King George Blvd. Described in his younger years by an art instructor as “incapable of producing natural colours,” Poorooshasb — who signs his work using only his first name — took up the paintbrush at the age of 69 and is now known for his startling use of colour and arresting brushstrokes. For more information on all events, call 778-989-0369.

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adaptation. Pulling strings to get director Victor Fleming (Ryan Johnson) reassigned from megaphoning Munchkins for The Wizard of Oz, he then locks Fleming, himself and ace screenwriter/script doctor Ben Hecht (Paul Ferancik) in a hotel room for five days in a desperate attempt to create a new shooting script, with the aid only of bananas, peanuts and loyal secretary Miss Poppenghul (Laine Henderson). Costume design is by Laura McKenzie, with set by Tim Driscoll and props by Naomi Mitchell and Rosemary Schuster. Performances are at 8 p.m. with a 2:30 p.m. matinee Sunday, April 13. For tickets ($18, $16 students, seniors and Coast Capital Savings members), call 604-536-7535, or visit

HMS Pinafore Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s latest production of the exquisitely satirical HMS Pinafore drops anchor at Coast Capital Playhouse (1532 Johnston Rd.) April 30-May 10, with performances at 8 p.m. and a 2:30 p.m. matinee, Sunday, May 4. Directed by Jaquollyn Keath, with musical direction by Kerry O’Donovan and choreography by Carol Seitz, the production features James Walker as Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty, Dodi Barillec as captain’s daughter Josephine, Mike Friesen as her beloved, lowly sailor Ralph Rackstraw, and Paul Beckett as the Captain. Also featured in the cast will be Breanna Branson as Buttercup, Kevin F. Hrankowski as the boatswain, Clive Ramroop as

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Mind and Matter Featured art through April at the Arnold Mikelson Mind and Matter Gallery (13743 16 Ave.) are works by painter Georgina Johnstone, country folk artist Ilona Fekete, and fused-glass artist Valerie Eibner. English born and raised, Johnstone studied printed textile design and the history of costume, but began exploring other art media after she moved to Canada in 1973. Her landscapes, seascapes, still lifes and floral studies, available as originals, or in giclee prints, are mainly in acrylics. Hungarian-born Fekete grew

The man once described by Eric Clapton as “an incredible guitarist” is coming to the Rhumba Room of the Pacific Inn. White Rock Blues Society will present Chicago blues legend Jimmy D. Lane, with special guests the Jason Buie Band, April 19 (doors at 7:30 p.m.) at the venue, 1160 King George Blvd. Son of equally legendary bluesman Jimmy Rogers, Lane has been described as “a versatile guitarist who knows all the chops, but prefers some muscle with his blues.” His recordings include Long Gone and Legacy and It’s Time – the latter featuring Stevie Ray Vaughn’s back up band Double Trouble (Tommy Shannon, bass, and Chris Layton, drums) and producer/engineer Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones). For more info, call 604-5426515; tickets are available at Tapestry Music and Surfside Music, or at

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South Surrey runner honoured for track, cross-country performances

Bruchet named UBC male athlete of year Nick Greenizan Sports Reporter

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South Surrey’s Luc Bruchet is ending his university athletic career in style. Last week, the University of B.C. student – who in December won a national men’s cross-country title and a month later set a new school indoor trackand-field record in the 3,000-m – was honoured for his impressive senior year, winning the Bus Phillips Memorial Trophy as UBC’s male athlete of the year.

The award was presented during the school’s 93rd annual Big Block Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet at the Vancouver Convention Centre. “It’s pretty surreal to win an award for UBC’s most outstanding athlete,” Bruchet said. “When you’re sitting there and all the accolades of the nominated athletes are being listed you realize how strong our athletics program is at UBC. It’s an honour to even be considered for such an award.” Lisa Barclay (volleyball) was named

female athlete of the year. On both the trail and the track, Bruchet, an Elgin Park Secondary graduate, has excelled. He was the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) champion in the men’s 1,500-m and finished fifth in the 5,000-m. Other finalists for the award were Coleman Allen (swimming), Maxwell Lattimer (rowing) and Tyson Popoff (baseball). In December, running for the Point

Grey Track and Field Club – which features UBC alums who’ve used up their four years of university cross-country eligibility – Bruchet captured his firstever national cross-country title at Vancouver’s Jericho Park. In January at the University of Washington Indoor Preview meet, kicking off his final indoor track season with the T-Birds, Bruchet set a UBC record with a blistering time of seven minutes, 54.57 seconds the men’s 3,000-m. His time also broke a meet record.

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Breaking through Surrey Beaver Ahmed Shalaby (left) shakes off a pair of would-be Richmond RFC tacklers during a Lower Mainland Rugby Div. 1 men’s game at Sullivan Park. Above, Surrey’s Nathaniel Hight runs downfield, doing his best to pull away from a Richmond defender in the process.

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i from page 22 another move, this time to the American midwest. “I’ve been through a few changes before,” he said. “So I’m used to it.” Before visiting Hastings, he also had a firsthand review of the place from a trusted source – his older brother, Sebastian, 22, who is in his third year of pre-med studies there. “He had a lot of really good things to say about the school, and he said it’s a really nice community,” Lane explained, adding that he has since visiting the city himself. Lane graduated from Semiahmoo in 2013 and has spent much of the last year not only weighing his postsecondary options, but also improving his skills on the field. He’s been working with Game Ready Fitness, a Lower Mainlandbased group that includes many current and former Canadian Football League players. “I’ve been training with those guys and it’s been going well,” he said. “It’s been great up here, training there and with my coaches in White Rock the last three years. I’ve met a lot of great people.” Lane chose Hastings over his other option – playing at UBC – in part, he said, because he was excited to return to a football-mad environment. “The level of football in the States is just so high, and they really take it seriously,” he said. “It’s just a really good atmosphere, and I’m looking forward to it.”

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Surrey Official Community Plan No. 381 Amendment Bylaw No. 18186 Surrey Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 18187 Application: 7913-0238-00 Location: 8679 – 158 Street Purpose of Bylaw and Permits: The applicant is requesting to redesignate the hatched property from Urban to Multiple Residential and to rezone from Single Family Residential to Multiple Residential 30 in order to allow the development of 19 townhouse units. A development variance permit is being sought in order to reduce setbacks and allow 1 parking space in the garage and the second space in the driveway, tandem style in order to accommodate living space on the ground level.

Surrey Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 18191 Application: 7913-0274-00 Location: 7435 – 148 Street Purpose of Bylaw: The applicant is requesting to rezone the hatched property from One-Acre Residential to Single Family Residential in order to subdivide into 5 single family residential lots.



Surrey Official Community Plan Text No. 94 Amendment Bylaw No. 18184 Application: 7913-0264-00 Location: 5450 Production Boulevard Purpose of Bylaw and Permit: The applicant is requesting to amend Surrey Official Community Plan No. 382 Amendment Bylaw No. 18188 Surrey Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 18189 Application: 7912-0001-00 Location: 7627, 7643, 7659, 7673, 7695, 7699 and 7705 – 148 Street

the Official Community Plan to add the newly consolidated land parcel located at 5450 Production Boulevard. This permit will expand the operation to the south portion of the site and allow the continuation of outdoor storage of construction waste bins and related goods for a period not to exceed two years.


Purpose of Bylaw and Permits: The applicant is requesting to redesignate the hatched site from Suburban to Urban and to rezone five of the properties (7627, 7643, 7659, 7673, and 7705 – 148 Street) from One-Acre Residential to Single Family Residential in order to subdivide into 14 single family lots. A development variance permit is being sought in order to reduce the lot width and side yard setback in order to achieve a functional house size on all proposed lots.


Surrey Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 18192 Application: 7913-0286-00 Location: 246, 260, 276 – 171 Street


Surrey Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 18190 Application: 7912-0155-00 Location: 14257, 14287, 14307 – 64 Avenue

Purpose of Bylaw and Permits: The applicant is requesting to rezone the hatched site from One-Acre Residential to Multiple Residential 30 in order to allow the development of 67 townhouse units. In addition, a development variance permit is being sought in order to reduce setbacks and to allow 1 visitor parking space to be partially located within the south yard setback and to allow one unenclosed tandem parking space for each of the 44 units with tandem parking. DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP BYLAW 18192

Purpose of Bylaw and Permits: The applicant is requesting to rezone the site from One-Acre Residential to Multiple Residential 30 in order to allow 50 townhouses and 1 lot for the protection of riparian area. In addition, a development variance permit is being sought to reduce setbacks and to allow parking in the west side yard and rear yard setback.



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RATTRAY, Carole Nadine (nee STAPLES) Feb. 9, 1938 - Mar. 26, 2014



COOTE Caroline (Carol) Jeanette (nee Klassen) September 14, 1955 April 3, 2014 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carol, aged 58 in White Rock. She is survived by her loving husband Robert of 35 years; her 2 sons, Ricky and Bobby (Robin); granddaughter Sapphira; sisters Kathy (Gary), Maureen (Joe), Patricia, Jackie and Cheryl; brothers Harry and Butch, and brother-in-law David. She was predeceased by brother Jimmy, and sister Darlene. Carol was a lifetime resident of Surrey. She was a familiar face in the White Rock community, after having worked as a Postal Outlet Manager for over 25 years at the People’s Drug Mart stores, as well as Pharmasave. Public viewing will be held on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 from 1:00-5:00 pm and 7:00-9:00 pm at First Memorial Funeral, 27555 31st Ave., Aldergrove. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday April 13th at 2:00 pm at the Elks Lodge 1469 George St., White Rock.




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Nadine passed away quietly on the morning of March 26 with her family by her side, after enduring several years of major health issues. She is predeceased by her then 20 year old son Brock in 1988. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Donald Wilson Rattray; daughters Laura Stevens, Cheryl, and Tracy; three grandchildren, Brittany, Courtney Stevens and Cole; brother Brock Staples (Mary), sister Sybil Mooney, plus many extended family and friends. Nadine was born in Regina, Sask. She moved to Winnipeg, Man. in the mid 1950’s to attend the University of Manitoba where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Home Economics degree. Upon completion of her formal education, she married Donald in October 1959. Her working career began in Winnipeg with the Manitoba Government providing inhome care to seniors and shut-ins. She continued this line of work after moving to Vancouver where for 25 years she followed her passion to help others with the Community Home Support agency. During these years she became the Vancouver Area Manager. Nadine loved to travel and managed to visit most of the Carribean; numerous locations on both coasts of Mexico; Alaska; several places in Japan; S. Korea, and Russia. In 2009 she took her only trip to Cuba as health issues prevented her from any further travel. At Nadine’s request there will be no memorial service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society, or your favourite charity. The family wishes to extend very special thanks to Peace Arch Hospital and staff for their care and compassion during Nadine’s final days. Rest in peace Nadine, and fly with Brock.

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PARROTT, Marjorie Roberta (Frith) Oct. 30, 1914 – Mar. 25, 2014

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our loving wife and mother after a long struggle. She passed away April 2, 2014 at the Peace Arch Hospital with her family by her side. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and moved to B.C. as a child. She has since spent the last 60 years in the White Rock area. She is survived by her husband Rod of 56 years, three sons, Rick, Mark and Randy, daughter in-laws, Arlene and Vicky, and grandchildren, Terrin, John and Paul. A Celebration of her Life is to be held at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 28th Avenue, Surrey, on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Peace Arch Hospital. Condolences may be offered at


Born in Vancouver, Marjorie was the daughter of Robert J.H.Frith and Margaret A. Frith (Colquhoun). She was predeceased by her loving husband of 59 years, Edgar William Parrott, and by her siblings, Sally, Robert, and Norma. She will be missed greatly by her family: Suzanne (Chris Finch), John (Sharon), Fred (Kathy), of Vancouver, and Gordon (Bonnie) of Lethbridge AB. Mom was a loving grandmother to 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. She enjoyed an active life, focusing on her family and for many years was involved with children and adults in the Girl Guides. Her management and teaching skills were respected and enjoyed and in 1981 she was awarded an Honorary Life Membership in the Girl Guides of Canada. The family wishes to express much appreciation for the wonderful care she received from the staff at Morgan Heights. A celebration of her life is planned for later in the spring. Donations to the Girl Guides of Canada or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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Jennifer Lowe 1938-152nd. St. South Sry. E-mail: WANTED: SERVICE TECHNICIAN - SUNNY THOMPSON REGION. Kamloops dealership is currently accepting applications for full-time Journeyman & Apprentice RV Technicians. All applicants must have direct RV experience, possess own tools, have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and take great pride in the work they perform. It is our goal to provide an exceptional customer experience for all our clients. We place great emphasis on customer satisfaction and quality workmanship and need people who will help us maintain this goal. We truly care about our employees and provide a positive, happy work environment with competitive wages and benefits. Requirements: - Possess Own Tools - Be Journeyman/Red Seal or period 1, 2, 3 Registered Apprentice RV Technician - Possess Valid Class 5 BCDL (Air/51 Endorsement an asset) - Excellent attendance - Self-motivated team player - Keen attention to detail - Maintain a positive attitude under pressure - Committed to lifelong learning If this sounds like a good fit and you possess the above mentioned qualifications we want to hear from you. How to Apply: With resume and references to: Attention: Service Manager By Email: By Fax: (250) 851-9775 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE





Labourer / Carpenter, exp’d



Landscaping Sales & Service Opportunities Up To $400 CASH Daily F/T & P/T Outdoors. Spring / Summer Work. Seeking Honest, Hard Working Staff.





White Rock Christian Academy is looking for Christian families to host long term. Also looking for NonChristian families as well for long term for local elem. & high schools. All families considered for short term groups. If interested please contact Maria; mariastauntonhome stayfamilies







Needed Immediately! Monday - Friday No graveyards! No travel!


D Windows Out & In D Gutters cleaned In & Out D Pressure Washing D Serving W. Rock for over 30 yrs D Lic. & WCB insured. D Free Est. Seniors Discount

We provide great training, benefits, and a fun family atmosphere! If you possess the skills, and have a desire to grow and develop, submit your resume to Francis Ho:

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


Mark (778)855-7038

25th Year Anniversary

*Bobcat *Mini Excavator *Drain Tile Call 604-597-8500


Excavating ~ Landscaping

Full Landscape & Maintenance Services

Trucking New Concrete

Call 778-245-5006

LAWNCUTTING & HEDGE TRIMMING, Aerating, Fertilizing & Liming. Summer Breeze Lawncutting Service. Call Brian 604-318-2192

Country Excavating


All Your Cleaning Needs

Weekly • Biweekly • Monthly Residential & Commercial Services ~ Excellent Rates!! * Licensed * Bonded * Insured


FENCES, DECKS, Home Construction & Repairs Proudly serving White Rock / South Surrey for over 10yrs. Lic. & Ins.


Kristy 604.488.9161


Call Mike 604-671-3312

Jason 604-240-7613

A MAID 2 CLEAN or Visit us at: www.

Since 1989 - FULLY INSURED

Insured ~ WCB Over 25 yrs Exp.

Breaking & Removal

Unique Taste, Unique Menus... Gourmet, Customized Menus Tailored To Your Function...

Member of BCLNTA Horticulture Grad. BCIT

Hedge Trimming ~ Disposal

Efficient, Reliable, Friendly, Bonded Excellent References with 18 yrs of experience. Call Ivet: 778-235-4070

• Home Dinner Parties • Meetings • Funerals • Weddings • B-B-Ques • Birthdays • Anniversaries

LAWN & GARDEN CARE Experience Qualified Pruning

Tree Pruning, Topping & Removal


.simply green landscaping

Dave 604-306-4255 A+ Lawn & Garden - Residential & Commercial services. 604.908.3596



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


REDUCE energy use 50-90% with a super-insulated & airtight new home for the same price as a standard build. E. Olofsson Construction Inc., Licensed Builders. 604761-3499

DROWNING IN DEBT? Cut debts more than 60% & DEBT FREE in half the time! AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free Consultation. or Toll Free 1877-556-3500 BBB Rated A+


Stratas & Executive Homes Window & Gutter Cleaning WCB + Ins. Randy 604-341-5831 GUTTER CLEANING, window cleaning, yard cleanup, pressure washing. 20 yrs exp. 778-384-4912

GARDENING Allpro Landscaping - 604-319-6815

*Spring Clean *Pruning *Gardening *Garden/Shrub Removal *Fencing *Lawn Services. Call 604-597-8500

Computer Problems? Call Blue Sky Tech 604.512.7082 John Jespersen

Advertise across B.C.

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

Aster Gardening & Lawn Care General Clean up & maintenance +more. FREE EST. 604-719-8663. .Jim’s Mowing. 310-JIMS (5467).


Green Garden Service


AT YOUR SERVICE. Carpentry, Concrete, Painting, Rubbish Removal. Call Dave (604)999-5056

Lawn Maintenance Spring Clean Up, Power Raking, Aerating Tree Pruning Hedge Trimming Top Dressing

Gutter & Roof Cleaning since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627

Retired Firefighter Handyman • All Interior Work • Tiles • Trim • Drywall • Plumbing • Painting * Experienced * Reliable Roger 604-679-0779




AFFORDABLE RENOVATIONS Kitch, bthrms, bsmts & floor finishing. Prof. & Fast Service. Free Est. Call (604)626-7941

A SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR. European trained. Specializing in Reno’s. Local refs. Reasonable Rates. Call 604-532-1710 .

.Lawn Dogs

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


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FOR A BEAUTIFUL GARDEN • Garden Design & Installation • Weeding • Pruning • Spring Clean-Up • Maintenance 604-512-4525

*Free Estimate *Seniors Discount

Specializing in Private Events! We Come To You! Doing It All, From Set-Up - Clean-Up.

Nathan 604-377-8034

Expert Lawn Management

Gravel, Sand, Soil

HOUSEKEEPER Reliable, Responsible & Friendly. wkly, biwkly, monthly 778-878-9537

Free Estimates Now signing up 2014 Comm. & Strata Properties.

Bill, 604-306-5540 or 604-589-5909


Gala Volunteers Needed 2014 PARTNERS IN CARING GALA

Lawn Cut, Ride-on mower, Pwr Rake, Aerating, Weeding. Hedge Trim, Pruning, Reseed, Edging, Moss Killer, Bark Mulch, Pressure Wash., Gutter Clean. Roof Clean. Res/Comm. Reas. Rates, Fully insured. WCB.


D Inside/Outside Windows D Fully Insured/Licensed D Free Estimates - Seniors Disc. D Friendly - Dependable D Quality Work- Reasonable rates

Residential ~ Commercial ~ Strata

ALL BEST LANDSCAPING All Lawn Care ~ Free Est.

ALL JOBS Big or Small. Panels, lighting, plugs, fans, hot tubs, etc. Guaranteed work. Ph 604-539-0708 Cell 604-537-1773 (Lic. 26110)

PENINSULA Window Washing Gutter Cleaning Pressure Washing


- Acreage Mowing - Lawn Mowing - Fertilizing Programs - Weeding - Pruning / Hedge Trimming - Leaf Clean-up - Garden Design - Yard renovations - WCB Insured

Jay 604-513-8524

#1113 LOW COST ELECTRIC Panel Upgrade • Reno’s -Com/Res. Heating • Trouble Shooting Licensed & Bonded. 604-522-3435

Eric 604-541-1743


*Seniors Disc. *Insured *26 yrs.


ELECTRICIAN - Dana Thompson Over 24yrs exp. Res/Comm. Free est. Bonded. #14758 604-353-1519



06951 Lic Electrician Low cost. Res/Com. Small job expert. Renos Panel changes 604-374-0062






Reporting to the Maintenance Mgr/Engineer you will carry out a variety of general/preventative maintenance activities throughout our plant & equipment & monitor our waste water treatment facility. Mon.-Fri. operation with early morning & afternoon shifts. The occasional Sat. may be required. Minimum class 4 boiler ticket req. with basic maint. knowledge; hydraulic, electric, pneumatic skills.


* No Scraping * No Sanding * No Mess


Window Cleaning, Pressure Washing & Gutter Cleaning. Free Estimates. Fully Insured. 604-240-7921



Change ugly popcorn ceiling to a Beautiful Clean White Flat Ceiling. Lovely to look at. Update your house and increase it’s value.

Service to fridges, stoves, washers, dryers & dishwashers. Reasonable. Also Appliance Removal Call Mark (604)536-9092

FLAGGERS NEEDED. No Certification? Get Certified, 604-575-3944

HIRING NOW 40 HOURS Per Week employment until end of June at South Surrey Nursery. $10.25/hr. No experience required. Apply in person at: 5151 – 152nd St. Surrey


Peace Arch Appliance

for the S. Surrey area. Own transp required. Call: Mike 604-250-4111


CARE aide required Mondays and Tuesdays. For gentleman with Parkinson’s. Please call 604-616-1750.



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

Volunteer support is required for a variety of roles May 1 - 3, 2014 with event set-up, event-night support and event tear-down. Must be 19+. Please visit to download an application or contact 604.535.4520.

CRIMINAL RECORD? Pardon Services Canada. Established 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. A+BBB Rating. RCMP Accredited. Employment & Travel Freedom. Free Consultation 1-8NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366)



Unfiled Tax Returns? Unreported Income? Avoid Prosecution and Penalties. Call a Tax Attorney First! 855-668-8089 (Mon-Fri 9-6 ET)




Volunteer in support of your hospital.

Repairs to all major appliances

Call (604)538-9600

Home Renovations - Kitchen, Bath, & New Addition. WCB, Insured, 25 Years. 604-209-8349 Excel-Tech

287 242

FINISH CARPENTER Finish Carpentry - Mouldings, sundecks, stairs, siding, painting, drywall. Refs. Rainer cel 604-613-1018


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

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184




PSB DRYWALL ★ All Boarding, Taping, Framing & Texture. Insured work. Dump Removal Service. 604-762-4657/604-764-6416

“White Rock & South Surrey’s Leading Renovator since 1989”

Designing and renovating new kitchens, bathrooms, basements, house make-overs and additions since 1989

.super soil

SHINE LANDSCAPING *Grass Cutting *Hedge Trimming *Yard Clean *Pruning *Powerrake

Call for FREE in-home consultation In-house design team and cabinet shop

Call 778-688-3724

Let MPB make your renovation dreams come true!


*Spring Clean-up *Power Raking, *Lawn Cut *Hedge Trimming *Pruning *Fertilizing. 604-724-8272 or 778-960-3334

Showroom: Unit 62 - 15515 24th Ave. (at King George Blvd.) Tel: 604-538-9622

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Repair, Replace, Remodel...

604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley


P/B blue males & females. Ready to go. 1st shots & tails/dew claws done. ULTIMATE FAMILY GUARDIAN Pet homes. $1000. 604-308-5665


FIXIT PLUMBING & HEATING H/W Tanks, Reno’s, Boilers, Furn’s. Drain Cleaning. Ins. (604)596-2841

RON Morin

A Gas Fitter ✭ Plumber

LAB PUPPIES. Chocolate, golden, black. 6 weeks. Ready. Mission area. $600. Norm 604-814-0706

RENOS & REPAIRS Excellent price on Hot Water Tanks Furnace, Boilers, Plumbing Jobs & Drain Cleaning

✭ 604-312-7674 ✭





Peace Arch Appliance


Service to fridges, stoves, washers, dryers & dishwashers. Reasonable. Also Appliance Removal Call Mark (604)536-9092

RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free! (778)997-5757, (604)587-5991

Hauling Anything..


20 Acres. $0 Down, Only $119/mo. Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Near El Paso, Texas. Beautiful Mountain Views! Money Back Guarantee. Call 866-8825263 Ext. 81

But Dead Bodies!! 20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !


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

604.220.JUNK(5865) Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988



MORGAN/GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE! SAT. APRIL 5 @9AM-NOON. Get Your Address Location Map at Sunnyside Elem 2828 159 Street. Sponsored by KEVIN BASRAN, Re/Max 2000. For more info or to add your home, call 604-230-4252 or visit





POWER WASHING since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627

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




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



Member of Better Business Bureau





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

BEST BUSY BOYS ROOFING LTD. D Conversion from Cedar to Asphalt, Shingles, Fiberglass D 30, 40, 50 year Warranty. D WCB, BBB, Liability Ins. Free Estimates. Call Gary 604-599-5611 or Visit

Deck Experts Specializing in all Decking, Railings & Outdoor Living GVHBA Member 604.626.7100


Mainland Roofing Ltd. 25 yrs in roofing industry

Family owned & operated. Fully ins. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles. torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warr. 604-427-2626 or 723-2626

Homes & Condo’s Commercial Buildings Small Reno’s Drywall & Ceiling Repairs



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

.A East West Roofing & Siding Co. Repairs, new roofs, torching, gutter services. 10% off. 604-783-6437


922 SQ.FT 2 Bdr. 2 Bath. Quiet condo at 5 corners in White Rock. Walk to beach or farmers market. Partial ocean view from 300 sq. ft. patio. Transit nearby. No age restrictions, rentals and one pet OK. Move in condition. Asking price $325/sq.ft. below assessment. Available immediately. For viewing pls. call or text 604-538-1811.





Call 604-599-6854 PETS






CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 Chihuahua pups, playful, M/F, family raised, vet check, 1st shots, avail now. $575/$650. 604-794-5844


CALL TODAY! 604-803-5041

Difficulty Making Payments? No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! / 604-786-4663


Call 604-538-5337 CLOVERDALE, Senior / 40+ bldg Quiet. Heat, h/w, storage included, onsite laundry 1 bdrm, $785-$810. No dogs. Cats ok. 604-574-2078

Call: 604-247-2639 ext 242


White Rock 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites Hot Water & U/G Parking Incl


Family housing 1851 Southmere Crescent E. 2 bdrm apartments starting from $899/mo. incl. heat. Pet friendly, near all amenities. Community garden.



OCEAN PARK lrg bdrm, up, furn., sink, lndry. $475. Now. ns/np. Sml portion hydro/gas. 604-535-5953.

Call 604-536-8499 SOMERSET GARDENS (S. Sry)


MURRAYVILLE 2 Bdrm + den grnd level, 1500 sq.ft., 2 baths, priv entry gas f/p, all appli’s. NS/NP. $1400 incl utils. Suit mature couple. 604-534-1619, 604-809-9291.

~ Fir Apartments ~

White Rock bright lrg g/lvl 1Bdr, lots of closets, 4app, newer flrs/bthrm Ns/np. Now. $800. 604-318-1188


Take a virtual tour at: #92405 WHITE ROCK: Exec 3 bdrm, fabulous ocean view. Cls to beach & town. Inc util, off road pkg space. $2800/mo.Avail now. 604-560-2735 604-669-2248



Call for appt to view 604.541.6276


FILA GUARD DOGS. Excellent Loyal Family Pet, all shots Great Protectors! Ph 604-817-5957.

WHITE ROCK Ocean View 15307 Columbia Ave 3 bd, 3 ba, 2 kitchen Appls incl $2300 NS. 604-536-1525


Call John @ 604-603-8557

WHITE ROCK Oceanview Deluxe 1 bdrm avail May 1st. N/S, $725/mo incl heat/hot water .604-589-7818

Entlebucher/Swiss Mtn pups, short-hair, family raised, gentle, vet chck, 1st shots, dewormed. $1200 each. 604-795-7662.


11’ WALKER BAY - has side pontoons, new cond, special design for Duck Hunters/Fishermen, incl trailer, $2000, ph: (604)535-8199

CLOVERDALE 17317A-60th Ave 3 Bdrm upper floor in 4-Plex. Newly reno’d kitchen & full bath + ensuite. All appli’s, new vinyl windows. Large shared yard & pkng. N/S. N/P.$1150/mo. Avail April 1.

WHITE ROCK area: Spac 1 bdrm & den suite. Walk to malls, bus, rest; large deck. In-ste lndry. $1200/mo incl gas. N/P, N/S. 604-531-9457.

WHITE ROCK clean, bright, 1 Bdrm ste avail June 1st. Ocean view, 1 year lease req’d. $820/mo + $410 security dep. NS/NP (604)360-1403


WHITE ROCK. Furnished 1 bdrm suite. SPRING AT THE BEACH! Take in sunsets, long walks on the beach, rent by month. Avail now. Ref’s req’d. N/S, small pet ok. $850. Call 604-536-6382.

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.

WHITE ROCK - Central 1 bdrm. Walk to mall & bus. Quiet, adult oriented. N/S, N/P $830/mo. incls. heat/hot water, prkg. 604-535-3585


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. WHITE ROCK, 1/bdrm suite, 700 sq ft. Storage. Heat/HW incl. New flooring & appli. 2 blks to beach. $800/mo. NS/NP. 604-916-5777

Call 604-536-0379

#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

S. SURREY new L. bsmt. 1 bdr. + den, full bath, W/D. $850/m incld. all. N/p, n/s. 778-859-1228

S.Surrey Pacifica Retirement Resort, 1 bdrm grnd flr, patio, mtn view with amens, W/D, sec prkg. Sm pet ok, n/s. $2200. Janis 604-202-8000.

1455 Fir St WHITE ROCK 1 Bdrm suite avail now Heat & hot wtr incl. Swimming pool & rec room On site mgr

The Scrapper


Skyline Apts Quiet community oriented living.


ENVIROMetal scrap car removal we pay top $$$ for ALL vehicles cash in hand 24/7 lic’d & family run call us for a quote (604)349-6447

Zenterra Business Centre Brand New Office Space located in South Surrey FREE PARKING Fully Furnished with Access to 12 Person Boardroom. Walking distance to ALL Amenities. The Shops at Morgan Crossing. Internet, Telephone, all Utilities included in Low monthly rent. Full Time Receptionist for greeting your clients.

$900 incls. HEAT & H/W.

Ask about our



Call 536-5639 to view & for rates

1 block from Semiahmoo Mall. Available Immediately!

.Hayden Painting 778-229-0236 Family Owned & Operated Ryan 778.229.0236



3388 Rosemary Hts Cres. Surrey, ground floor office/retail unit 526 sq ft.; 2nd floor office spaces from 220 sq ft. to 859 sq ft. in quiet Rosemary area.

1 Bdrm. w/ D/W & Gas F/P Large balcony. Concrete building.



We Buy Homes BC • All Prices • All Situations • • All Conditions • 604-657-9422


Rosemary Centre

Swimming Pool & All Amenities.


RESIDENTIAL LAND with or without a house Surrey or Langley


1 & 2 Bedrooms


STEEL BUILDINGS...HOT SAVINGS - SPRING SALE! 20X24 $4,348. 25X24 $4,539. 30X30 $6,197. 32X36 $7,746. 40X46 $12,116. 47X72 $17,779. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422.

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231

S.SURREY/OCEAN PARK Over 2000 sf. with 3Bdrm+, dble garage on quiet secluded church property. New fridge, kitchen floor and septic system. Avail. Apr. 15. $2000 per month. Call Sheila at 604-535-8841


WHITE ROCK April 12, 2014, Sat. 8am-2pm, 938 Habgood Street. Bookshelves, desk, coffee table and much more.


S. SURREY. Exec. duplex. Clean & bright! 2400 sqft. 2 lvls w/deck & w/o bsmt. 3 bd/3 bath, f/p, 5 appl, dbl car gar. Lg fnced yrd. Nr schools/Hosp. N/S. 1 yr lease. Refs req. $1975/m incl sat. TV. May 1. Jim, 604-535-3583


Well maintained Concrete High Rise in White Rock close to shopping.

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

SPRING SUPER SPECIAL SALE Gutter windows skylights siding for $350. (under 2500sf) We use soap to shine your house. Taking care of your property since 2000. People love our Service. WCB Insured 604-861-6060

Repaint Specialist

MESA PAINTING INTERIOR and EXTERIOR Quality work at reas rates. Free Est. Michael (cell) 604-724-7458


MALABAR AVE, WHITE ROCKS BEST FAMILY AREA. Updated 2200 sq. ft. 2 level family home with very private yard, steps to beach, gleaming hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, separate studio suite included, garage. April 15th. $2350. No smoking. Call Chris 604-644-3719

2 BR/2 BATH CONDO NEAR PAH. N/S. CAT OK. 5 APPL GAS FP UNDGR PARK $1250/MO 604-2288223 OR 604-531-0064

NEIGHBORHOOD sale. Good stuff, treasures and junk, kid stuff and clothes. 13320 21st Ave. Sat. April 12, 9 to 1, NO EARLY BIRDS


Call Ian 604-724-6373

Vincent 543-7776







STOP RENTING! RENT TO OWN! No Qualifications! Flexible Terms! CLOVERDALE - 60th and 176th Spacious 1 Bedroom Condo. Only $880/mo. Option Fee Req’d 604-657-9422




.Russells Rubbish Removal 604-787-7355 White Rock / South Surrey




SENIOR COUPLE 60’s NS/NP seeks 2 bdrm unfurn or furn, short or long term, flexible. 604-535-5997


SPRING SPECIAL aerating + fertilizing + liming medium lot $60 power raking - view to quote odd jobs. Call Mario 604-968-4709





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1-4 Bedroom • Internals • Small & Big Moves • Internals • Single SingleItems Items •• Packing Packing Supplies








3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

Searching for your dream home or selling it? This is the location. Listings include everything from acreage, farms/ranches to condos and waterfront homes.




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

A1 BATH RENO’S. Bsmt suites, drywall, patios, plumbing, siding, fencing, roofing, landscaping, etc. Joe 604-961-9937.





Doing a Renovation or Drywall Repair?




Running this ad for 10yrs

• Basement Suites • Kitchens • Baths • Remodels • Additions • Flooring • Painting • Drywall • Much More Since 1972 Dan 778-837-0771

Best Prices & Service! Boarding, Taping, Texture paint, Stain removal and Much More! We complete Basements! Carpet & Laminate Flooring Small Jobs Welcome! 25 yrs of exp Free est. & quote! Call Kam @ (604) 551-8047






Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Peace Arch News

They can’t leap tall buildings in a single bound, but there are plenty of reasons the Fit, Civic and CR-V are best-sellers† in BC.




2014 FIT DX Lease for




0.99% APR €


0 down

freight and PDI included. Bi-weekly on a 60 month term with 130 payments. MSRP $16,130** includes freight and PDI Model shown: GE8G2EEX

# 2014 CIVIC DX Lease for





* 1.99% APR #


0 down

freight and PDI included. Bi-weekly on a 60 month term with 130 payments. MSRP $17,185** includes freight and PDI Model shown: FB2E2EEX


2014 CR-V LX Lease for




1.99% APR ¥


0 down



freight and PDI included. ded. Bi-weekly on a 60 month term with 130 payments. yments. MSRP $27,685** includes freight and PDI Model shown: RM3H3EES

2466 King George Blvd. Surrey 604-536-2111

†The Fit, Civic and CR-V were the #1 selling retail subcompact car, compact car, and compact SUV respectively in BC in 2013 based on Polk 2013 Dec YTD report. ‡In order to achieve $0 down payment, dealer will cover the cost of tire/battery tax, air conditioning tax (where applicable), environmental fees and levies on the 2014 CR-V LX, Accord LX, Civic DX and Fit DX only on behalf of the customer. £Limited time bi-weekly lease offer based on a new 2014 Fit DX model GE8G2EEX. €0.99% lease APR on a 60 month term with 130 bi-weekly payments O.A.C. Bi-weekly payment, including freight and PDI, is $67.49 based on applying $1,100.00 lease dollars and $4 dealer contribution (which are deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes); and $1,000.00 consumer incentive dollars (which are deducted from the negotiated selling price after taxes) Down payment of $0.00, Àrst bi-weekly payment and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $8,773.70. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 120,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometers.*Limited time bi-weekly lease offer based on a new 2014 Civic DX model FB2E2EEX. #1.99% lease APR on a 60 month term with 130 bi-weekly payments O.A.C. Bi-weekly payment, including freight and PDI, is $84.63 based on applying $600.00 lease dollars (which is deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes). Down payment of $0.00, Àrst bi-weekly payment and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $11,001.90. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 120,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometers. ї Limited time bi-weekly lease offer based on a new 2014 CR-V LX 2WD model RM3H3EES. ¥1.99% lease APR on a 60 month term with 130 bi-weekly payments O.A.C. Bi-weekly payment, including freight and PDI, is $133.83 based on applying $1,000.00 lease dollars (which is deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes). Down payment of $0.00, Àrst bi-weekly payment and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $17,397.90. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 120,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometers. **MSRP is $16,130 / $17,185 / $27,685 including freight and PDI of $1,495 / $1,495 / $1,695 based on a new 2014 Fit DX model GE8G2EEX / new 2014 Civic DX model FB2E2EEX / 2014 CR-V LX 2WD model RM3H3EES. License, insurance, registration and taxes are extra and may be required at the time of purchase. ¥/£/€/ї/#/* Prices and/or payments shown do not include a PPSA lien registration fee of $30.31 and lien registering agent's fee of $5.25, which are both due at time of delivery and covered by the dealer on behalf of the customer on the 2014 CR-V LX, Accord LX, Civic DX and Fit DX only. ‡/#/*/ї/€/¥/£/** Offers valid from April 1st through 30th, 2014 at participating Honda retailers. Dealer may sell/lease for less. Dealer trade may be necessary on certain vehicles. Offers valid only for British Columbia residents at BC Honda Dealers locations. Offers subject to change or cancellation without notice. Terms and conditions apply. Visit or see your Honda retailer for full details.

Peace Arch News, April 08, 2014  

April 08, 2014 edition of the Peace Arch News

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