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Anti-bullying Mountie says he was forced out
“It’s just a shame that it’s ending this way... I just want to talk to youth. It’s so simple.”
Policy conflicts to blame, RCMP says of Tad Milmine’s departure
by Sheila Reynolds A SURREY police officer whose youth
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Tad Milmine has resigned from the Surrey RCMP and has taken a position with Calgary Police Services.
anti-bullying presentations have earned praise from coast to coast says harassment he’s faced at work has forced him to resign from the RCMP. In late 2012, Tad Milmine, who is gay and was ostracized as a teen, began sharing his story with youth. It was the suicide of Ontario teen Jamie Hubley, a gay 15-year-old who battled years of bullying and depression, that sparked Milmine to take action. The former RCMP officer knew he had to use his own experiences to help give youth hope. He created a website
(bullyingendshere.ca) and began giving school talks, on his days off and at his own expense, telling kids how he overcame adversity and achieved his dream of becoming a cop. His talks were an immediate hit, and to date he’s spoken to about 60,000 youth and received more than 9,000 emails through his website. The Leader awarded him a Community Leader Award in 2013 for his efforts. Initially, he says, his superiors supported, and even promoted, his anti-bullying work. But about a year ago, Milmine felt things starting to go sideways. See MILMINE / Page 5
Mayor not being wooed by federal Tories: Riding president Dianne Watts a ‘dream’ candidate for South Surrey-White Rock by Kevin Diakiw DESPITE RUMOURS to the contrary, a rid-
ing president says Mayor Dianne Watts is not being courted by the Conservatives for a federal run with the Tories in South Surrey-White Rock. Electoral District Association (EDA)
President Jerry Presley told The Leader Thursday he would love to have Watts on board, but there’s been no discussion about it at the local riding level. “Dianne Watts? You’ve got to be kidding,” Presley said. “If we could dream… “I haven’t heard yet, and normally I’d be the first,” he said.
He said even if discussions were happening at a higher level, he would be informed. “They still work through the riding association,” Presley said. “The party just doesn’t appoint candidates.” The Conservative candidacy for next See WATTS / Page 3
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‘Potato sack’ the fashion plan for grad Grade 12 student to wear a burlap dress to raise money for orphanage by Evan Seal HOLY CROSS High School Grade 12 student
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With help from some fashion design students, Courtney Barich hopes this burlap sack will be a little more tailored – and less itchy – come graduation night.
Courtney Barich has decided to forgo her opportunity to light up the room at her graduation dance this June and instead light up the lives of nearly 200 young children halfway around the world living in a small orphanage in the Philippines. Graduation night is a chance for most students to get dressed up in glamorous dresses or dapper tuxedos and celebrate the end of their high school life. Many will move on to post-secondary studies while others will begin the transition into adulthood and their working careers. But Barich has decided to challenge herself and everyone around her to help make a difference on a global scale. During spring break, Barich and 40 of her classmates and teachers from Holy Cross are heading to the Philippines to help build houses at the Saint Martin De Porres Orphanage, home to over 170 children. The school has travelled to the Philippines every second year for many years, but this will be the first time to this specific orphanage. Barich wants to raise $10,000 for the orphanage, and recently came up with a unique idea on how to do it. While out shopping for a graduation dinner/dance outfit, Barich and her mother found what they thought was the perfect gown – a dark-red, full-length mermaidstyle crinoline dress, layered with lace and sequins. She tried on a few gowns in varying styles and colours ranging in price from $500 to $1,000, but it was this one dress priced at just
over $700 that was the one. “I called a few seamstresses to help make Since they had arrived at the New Westthe dress, but they all thought it would be minster Boutique late in the afternoon, the too hard on their sewing machines,” she said. store employee asked if Barich would mind That’s when she decided to call the Vancoming back the next day to get the dress couver Art Institute fashion design program fitted as the store was about to close. to see if one of the students could make Barich agreed, but the delay got her think- the sack somewhat form-fitted. As burlap ing: “That’s just crazy money to spend on a is quite itchy, it will also need to be lined as dress for one night. It’s just insane.” well. During the drive home, Barich’s mother “Hopefully they can help, if not I’m not expressed how wonderful her daughter sure yet what I’ll do. I may just cut some arm would look on her big night. holes and pull it over my head.” “We were just talking about (the dress) in Although no one in her class has yet to the car and my mom said, ‘you join her and choose burlap over could wear a potato sack and crinoline, Barich is determined you would still look good’,” said to make it work. Barich. “And that’s when the She still plans on accessorizidea just came up, I guess.” ing her outfit with high-heel Rather than spend hundreds shoes and having her hair, of dollars on a grad gown, Barmake-up and nails done by her ich decide she would instead sister. wear a dress fashioned from “Ever since my sister gradua burlap sack in an attempt to ated, I’ve been thinking about raise $10,000 for the orphanage the dress I would wear but in the Philippines. Courtney Barich once I found one I realized I “As we drove home I started didn’t really want it – that I to think about how my generawould rather give the money to tion is pretty spoiled,” she said. “I felt pretty someone else.” selfish, so I thought I just can’t do this when So far she’s raised over $600, mostly from so many people in the world have nothing.” family and friends, but regardless of the final Barich plans to use her trip to the Philiptotal, she plans on donating as much as she pines with her school during spring break can. to learn more about what the children need “No matter what I raise, I’m still wearing most, then return during the summer with burlap to grad, that’s for sure.” her sister to donate whatever money she has For more information on how you can help, raised. check out Barich’s web page at http://www. She found a store in Cloverdale that sold courtneysburlapgrad.ca/ or her Facebook page her a burlap sack for $4, but finding help at https://www.facebook.com/courtneys making a dress proved a little more difficult. burlapgrad
“That’s just crazy money to spend on a dress for one night.”
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Axe attacker sent back to jail Surrey man assaulted Michael Levy in 2006 by Warren Jané A 24-YEAR-OLD Surrey man
who took part in a 2006 axe attack at Tynehead Hall that left a teenager a quadriplegic has had his statutory release revoked for engaging in “deceptive and secretive behaviour” and associating with a known criminal. Enrique Quintana, who was 17 at the time of the attack on Surrey’s Michael Levy, was
released from prison on March 13, 2013 after serving two-thirds of a seven-year, seven-month sentence. Two other young men, Robert Green and Tuan “Tony” Nguyen, aged 18 and 17 at the time of the assault, attacked Levy with fists, bear spray and a glass bottle before Quintana struck the victim three times in the back of the neck with a hatchet, severing his spinal column.
Green was sentenced to three years in prison, and Nguyen received a 20-month conditional sentence. Since his release, Quintana had been staying at a halfway house and was under strict conditions to abstain from drugs and alcohol, be on good behaviour and not to associate with anyone involved in criminal activity. See BOARD / Page 4
Watts: Says her focus is on Surrey From page 1 year’s election opened up last month, when longtime South Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale MP Russ Hiebert issued a news release saying he would not seek a fifth term. This came on the heels of the announcement that the riding would be redistributed into two constituencies – South Surrey-White Rock and Langley-Cloverdale. Speculation arose after it was learned Steve Casson, Watts’ former financial agent, was on the executive of the EDA. But Presley says nothing should be read into that. “He’s worked with me in the past with riding matters, and he’s a good fundraiser,” Presley said. Presley said Watts hasn’t approached him regarding a run in the riding. “If I knew there was any kind of a chance, I’d be pounding on her door,” Presley said. A federal Liberal strategist also said Watts was not being considered at this point. Speculation of Watts’ possible departure from the Surrey Linda Hepner civic scene gathered steam after The Leader learned Coun. Linda Hepner was gauging community support for her as mayor, should Watts decide not to run this November. Watts said she knew Hepner was checking the pulse of the community about a mayoral run and was not bothered by the prospect. Asked if she would be running for mayor, Watts was noncommittal. “At this point in time, I’m concentrating on being mayor of the city. Period,” Watts said. Outside the council arena, SurreyWhalley MLA Bruce Ralston is said to have considered running for Surrey mayor. Ralston would only say he’s been approached to run. “There’s a lot of turmoil on the civic scene at the moment,” Ralston said, adding he hasn’t gotten to the point of considering it.
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Massey bridge: Stop fighting it, Delta Mayor Lois Jackson says Calls TransLink traffic study ‘garbage’
way and a project definition report from the province is expected this spring. Jackson said there’s no question in her mind the new bridge will be tolled, the only issue is how much the toll will be and whether other currently free bridges will also be tolled at the same rate. by Jeff Nagel She agreed tolling has a major effect on traffic flows and said a good regional analysis is needed on the potential effect of tolling all crossings, not DELTA MAYOR Lois Jackson is calling a TransLink study “garbage” after it just a study that looks only at one corridor. cast doubt on the merits of building a new bridge to replace the Massey “Some day the Second Narrows is going to have to be replaced and the Tunnel. Arthur Laing and all the others,” Jackson said. “If all those lanes were tolled at The report estimates peak travel times from South Surrey near the U.S. a very low rate – say 50 cents or a dollar – people could understand that and border to the Oak Street Bridge in Vancouver would be 31 accept that and they would take the bridges and they would go minutes in 2045 with a new eight-lane toll bridge – compared the shortest distance between their two points.” to 35 minutes now – or 38 minutes if the new bridge is not If only some bridges are tolled, she said, people will go out of tolled. It also forecast a travel time of 32 minutes if the existing their way to save money. If the Massey crossing and the Pattullo four-lane tunnel is tolled and no new bridge is built at all. Bridge replacement are tolled, leaving only the Alex Fraser free, “It’s absolutely ridiculous,” Jackson said. “Anybody that she added, it will be unusably jammed, while “you can play a travels that road, anybody that lives there and understands our golf game” on the Golden Ears. communities south of the river would know that’s bumph.” Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts also called the study flawed, sayShe urged Metro Vancouver directors at a March 12 transing it fails to look at the regional effects on other crossings. portation committee meeting to accept that the province is Lois Jackson Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie said any future study going to build the new bridge to replace the congested tunnel needs to look further north to determine if traffic will just pile and not to “waste our time” trying to defeat the project. up at the Oak Street Bridge because of the bottleneck at the “It’s so frustrating for me, I just vibrate,” Jackson said after the meeting, entrance to Vancouver. adding TransLink refused to study Highway 99 congestion for years until she Jackson said that concern is overstated, adding large numbers of vehicles gave up and lobbied the province directly for a new bridge. stop in Richmond – for jobs, shopping, access to the airport and to board the Premier Christy Clark announced the new bridge last fall but has not yet Canada Line – rather than driving into Vancouver. said how large it will be or if it will be tolled. Preliminary studies are under-
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While initially described as using his time productively – working full time and attending church – on June 1, 2013, Quintana returned late to the halfway house bleeding with cuts and bruises on his face that staff noted as consistent with having being punched.
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phone, which he kept hidden from halfway house staff to phone him. When packing Quintana’s belongings, halfway house staff found approximately $2,000 in cash and several items in their original packaging, such as women’s clothing, skin care products and HDMI cables, which was deemed suspicious due to Quintana’s short work history. “The Board concludes there is reliable and persuasive information that you were deceptive, secretive and manipulative, and you breached an important special condition by associating with a person you knew or reasonably should have known was involved in criminal activity,” the board wrote. “After considering all of these findings, the Board concludes your risk to reoffend has elevated and is currently undue.” Quintana’s statutory release was revoked on Feb. 27.
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Milmine: Moving to Calgary From page 1
It began, he says, shortly after he transferred from Surrey RCMP to the B.C. RCMP unit. It was early 2013 that he received notice he was being sent to an RCMP psychologist – a move he found odd. He attended the set appointment, the purpose of which was never made clear, passed with “flying colours” and continued his anti-bullying work outside work hours. By May, he was offered a full-time gig working in an anti-bullying role within the RCMP. But there would have to be changes, due to strict policies. Milmine would no longer be allowed to operate his website or support any anti-bullying initiatives outside the RCMP, and the email interactions with youth – some of which had proven vital – would be monitored by several other people. Milmine says he respectfully declined. “I didn’t create Bullying Ends Here so that I could have an office job,” he says. He went back to regular police duty, but in the months that followed, says he faced a barrage of roadblocks when it came to his outside youth work, including warnings and
Man shot in Newton
by Warren Jané
A 30-YEAR-OLD man is
in the hospital recovering after being shot at a home near 134A Street and 81 Avenue in Newton Sunday morning. Police are searching for a brown van and a black pick-up truck that were seen leaving the scene. One of the vehicles is believed to have a broken window. Police say the shooting was likely targeted. “This does not appear to be random in any way,” said RCMP Insp. Tim Shields in an interview with CBC. “We don’t believe the public is in danger as a result of this shooting. Neighbours reported hearing shots fired following a loud argument at around 6:30 a.m. Sunday. The victim was found lying in his driveway. Police say he is in stable condition and is well-known to them for violent offences.
an ethics complaint that his actions contravened RCMP policy stating such external activities be pre-approved by human resources. Milmine has been on stress leave since last November, but has continued his presentations. The conflict with the RCMP came to a head last Thursday (March 6), when he says his bosses sat him down and told him he had to cease his talks and involvement with Bullying Ends Here until he had the requisite RCMP permission. There was no indication how long the process would take. “I get, on average, 30 to 100 emails every single day from youth. I can’t ignore them,” said Milmine, adding he already has presentations booked across Canada through June. “I was going to be disciplined in one way or another,” he says. “I can only guess it would have been code of conduct and as a police officer, that’s
the last thing you want.” Instead, he resigned. In a statement, RCMP spokesman Sgt. Rob Vermeulen denied Milmine was forced out. In fact, he said, the force has supported him fully and was “shocked and disappointed” with his unexpected resignation while the policy conflicts were being worked out. “While we were very supportive of Tad’s work, the RCMP does have clear policies and guidelines with respect to financial transparency and accountability in secondary employment that applies to all employees. These policies are in place to protect both the organization and its members,” said Vermeulen, noting there are strict conflict of interest guidelines about the solicitation of funds, the image and uniform of the RCMP and the perception the RCMP is involved in soliciting funds. “While we respect Tad’s passion, and have
made every effort to accommodate him, we had also hoped that Tad would work with us to find the balance between his outreach efforts and the operational needs of his detachment, regular assigned duties and adherence to HR policies.” Milmine says he does not charge for his presentations, does not wear his uniform and doesn’t mention the RCMP, only that he’s a police officer. Though he’s upset about his resignation, he holds no grudge. “I’m very proud to say I was a Mountie, proud of the fact they gave me the opportunity to be a police officer. It’s just a shame that it’s ending this way.” But with the RCMP door closing, another has already opened. Milmine has taken a position with the Calgary Police Services, which is well aware of his anti-bullying efforts. He leaves Surrey next week. “I just want to talk to youth. It’s so simple.”
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iquor sales in retail stores are one step closer, with the provincial government unveiling some details about the standalone outlets which can be located within existing grocery stores. Liquor will not be sold in corner or convenience stores, which removes one of the concerns of those who opposed selling liquor beyond the existing sales network. Most convenience stores do not have the staff to oversee that the sales of such products conform to the desire to keep them out of the hands of minors. While it is true that such stores sell tobacco products, that is something they have always done, and they are being pushed much harder to ensure that tobacco products are not sold to minors. Still, infractions do occur. Those who currently hold private liquor store licences, which generally go to those with pub licences, will be able to move their licences (presumably via sale or lease) into grocery stores. The current restriction that licences must be for businesses within a five-kilometre limit will be lifted. Wisely, the government recognizes that this move gives an economic benefit to licence holders, and wants them to pay a transfer fee. The standalone stores will be in larger grocery stores, and within the same building – not in standalone buildings, as is the case in Alberta. This makes sense. Customers will be able to put groceries and liquor in their carts, but must pay for their liquor in designated checkout lines. This move brings an era of civility to liquor sales that we haven’t seen before in B.C. It wasn’t that long ago that people had to go into government liquor stores, ask for the product they wanted, and receive it in a brown paper bag, out of sight of prying eyes. Then we got government stores in shopping malls, and then we went to a mix of private and government liquor stores. It will be convenient to be able to pair liquor, particularly wine and beer, with food and get some expert advice on those pairings within stores. One step towards promoting B.C.-made beer, wine and spirits it to allow for point-of-sale demonstrating, tastings and advice. While this does take place in liquor stores, it can be expanded within the confines of a grocery store selling a wide variety of products. Sales of liquor in grocery stores begin in 2015. B.C. is entering an exciting era of treating liquor as a product to be enjoyed with meals and in social settings, in moderation.
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Organizing for Change currently economic pain is best inflicted outside of the includes Ecojustice, Greenpeace, Sierra Club U.S., the biggest polluter in world history. B.C., ForestEthics Advocacy, ForestEthics Organizing for Change’s stated priorities for Solutions, Georgia Strait Alliance, Dogwood the year are the “last stand of the Great Bear Initiative, Pembina Institute, West Coast EnviRainforest,” the “Sacred Headwaters” and the ronmental Law, Wildsight and Seattle-based Water Sustainability Act. Conservation Northwest. Professional protesters are Tides is itself a front for wealthy mainly just taking credit for the charitable foundations based 2012 buy-back of Shell’s coalbed mostly in Seattle and Califorgas licences around the headnia, funded by billionaires who waters of the Nass, Skeena and see “saving” B.C. as their personal Stikine Rivers. Tahltan Central eco-project. Council declared that territory Their hired activists met with theirs in 1910, and having pros Environment Minister Mary Polak roll in with slogans and graphics to discuss her just-introduced wasn’t exactly crucial to the Water Sustainability Act. This outcome. was to demand heavy fees and Their greatest marketing Tom Fletcher success choking regulations on water so far is the Great Bear used for “fracking,” that nefarious Rainforest, which is continually gas drilling technology so demonized in fake portrayed as being in peril from hunting, logdocumentaries and celebrity protests. ging and of course, oil and gas development. Tides no longer attempts to hide its strategy One of the documents Krause unearthed of targeting energy development in B.C. and is a 2008 plan entitled “Tar Sands Campaign Alberta. Its tactics are well known, too. EnviStrategy 2.1” that has proven remarkably prophetic. As Greenpeace, Sierra and ForestEthics ronmentalists need high-profile wins, and the
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anada’s sleek, imported green propaganda machine rolled into the capital last week for a couple of days of meetings. You wouldn’t have heard about it, because they didn’t stage any protests or press conferences. Instead they met quietly with selected reporters as well as politicians from both sides of the aisle. They didn’t invite me for some reason, but from what I can gather, it was a friendly networking session. When I speak of our U.S.-directed environmental movement, many people still don’t know what I mean. They see the sign-waving on TV and assume it’s all spontaneous, driven by passionate volunteers. Nuke the Whales for Jesus, as we used to joke in the 1970s. It’s an industry now, and as with our automotive industry, Canada is a branch plant of the U.S. The Victoria event was an annual conference called Organizing for Change, sponsored by Tides Canada. Thanks mainly to the work of B.C. researcher Vivian Krause, this offshoot of the U.S. Tides Foundation now at least identifies itself while it pulls B.C.’s political strings.
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were negotiating the 2007 Great Bear land use plan, other network members were preparing to “raise the negatives” and market Alberta as a unique threat to planetary integrity. I’ve written before about the distortions and evasions required to present such a fossil fuel fairy tale. Suffice it to say that while we have busloads of protesters in B.C., you don’t see them in those benevolent petro-states Angola, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Venezuela, Kuwait or Algeria. They’re not saving the whole planet, just the safe and lucrative parts. And as I mentioned after the protesterstaged Neil Young concert tour, it’s amazing how American oil and gas interests and Alaska oil tankers remain invisible to this sophisticated network. NDP environment critic Spencer Chandra Herbert met with the green machine too. He wants all of B.C.’s groundwater mapped and measured deep into the Earth’s crust. That should take a while. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press.
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Prior to Green Fighters, how active were you? Has the challenge changed your level of activity? Before the Challenge in February I had just started going to the gym a month earlier. I was trying to go 3 times a week, and sort of blindly following a training program that I found online. Before I started this (it was my new years resolution) I was pretty inactive overall. Starting the Kin’s challenge motivated me to hire a personal trainer for myself who really helped me focus and surpass the goals I had in mind.
Since the Green Fighters challenge, have you been able to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle? How so? Absolutely! For me, the key to maintaining my new lifestyle was finding things to do that I genuinely enjoyed. I joined different fitness groups like a Femsport training team, a pole fitness studio, circus classes and a powerlifting gym. This was the game changer for me, because I made new friends in all these places that knew exactly what I was going through and supported, encouraged and motivated me to keep going. Plus, it helps that if you want to hang out with your new friends, you go to the gym to see them! another big factor in maintaining my lifestyle was encouraging my boyfriend, who was already a regular gym-goer, to go to my gym with me and follow my new healthy eating plans. This way we always had at least one night a week where we were doing something active together (our “gym date night”) and since we were eating the same way, I didn’t have to make myself a separate dinner and watch him chow down on unhealthy, although tempting, dishes every night.
Has the Green Fighters challenge changed your diet in any way? How? I have always had a huge sweet tooth. That being said, I worked extremely hard to dedicate myself to a healthy meal plan during the challenge. I very rarely allowed myself a cheat meal, because I knew that if I started cheating, I wouldn’t stop. Some people are able to allow themselves a treat every now and get right back on track. But I knew myself well enough to know that would totally derail my progress. Now that I have changed my habits and enjoy the way eating clean makes me feel, I can allow myself to have a treat while on a coffee date with friends, or a slice of cake at the birthday party and not go completely off the deep end.
Without the Green Fighters Challenge I know I wouldn’t have been able to commit to such a big change and more importantly, maintain (and enjoy) my new eating habits. Now I get excited about incorporating new fruits and vegetables into my dishes and having a good source of protein with every meal.
Has the Green Fighters challenge changed the way you feel about yourself? Being a Green Fighter has totally changed the way I feel about myself! I was always shy, quiet and lacked confidence as I was growing up, but this challenge allowed me to see many new positive aspects about myself. Being required to blog each week really helped me open up and I realized that although my struggles might feel embarrassing or silly to me at the time, they were really helpful to the other Fighters and the readers as well. Whenever I had blogged about having a couple days where I wasn’t feeling so on track, it seemed that the other challengers were blogging about similar experiences in the same week. This was really interesting and it helped me realize that its okay to slip up, and we all there to help each other back up! With the help of Kins, my trainer and a lot of the new friends I’ve made this past year, I feel as though I’ve learned to come out of my shell. I am no longer nervous about sharing my ideas and opinions, I feel great and I am so much more confident about my body to boot!
In your experience, what was your greatest moment throughout the Green Fighters challenge? My greatest moment during the challenge would have to be running the Sun Run. I am really not a runner at all, so that’s something I never would have done on my own. Now I suggest that everyone should do it at least once, even if it’s just because you live in the lower mainland! I went into the race with my goal being to cross the finish line, regardless of my time. I was totally ecstatic when I finished the race and saw myself up on the big screen!
In your experience, what was the most difficult obstacle you had to overcome throughout the Green Fighters challenge and how did you overcome it? The most difficult obstacle that I had to overcome was controlling my sweet tooth. I specifically remember the first really intense craving I had for some chocolate one night. I keep thinking to myself “it’s just a thought, it will pass. I can wait this out”. I won’t lie, it sucked at the time, but I did wait it out and once the craving passed I was so proud of myself that I immediately sent my trainer an email telling her about my little victory, her encouraging response made me feel even more awesome about it!
We worked a lot with the Canadian Cancer Society throughout the challenge, has being a Green Fighter changed the way you think about cancer in any way? I had always thought that it didn’t matter what you did, you either were prone to cancer or not. If it ran in your family, you had a higher chance of having it, I never realized that diet, exercise and lifestyle played such a huge role in cancer prevention until I went through the Green Fighters Challenge. The Green Fighters challenge taught me how important it really is to be mindful of your diet and activity level to help prevent cancer, I had no idea before!
“We have to wear the cost,” he said, adding MMBC fees will cost his Chilliwack farm $60,000 to $100,000 a year. “It goes directly against growing agriculture.” Canadian Newspaper Association Chairman Peter Kvarnstrom, who is publisher of a paper in Sechelt, warned the the new system will be “catastrophic” to B.C. community and daily newspapers, resulting in job losses in an already challenged industry and reduced service to communities. The opposition groups say they support the aim of the program – to make generators of packaging pay to recycle it – but they dispute the fees and say multi-national con-
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Changes to the recycling system coming in May will allow more types of packaging to go into blue boxes and be kept out of landfills. some business closures as a result of the MMBC regulations and fees. “This is public policy run amok,” he said. “We are asking British Columbians to talk to the B.C. government to push the pause button on its reckless and red
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We are about to start callouts for future green fighters. What would you say to those on the fence about applying? Just apply! If you are chosen as the Fighter from your community you are on your way to an amazing and incredible journey that offers more than you will expect. If it doesn’t work out for you, no harm done, those who are not chosen aren’t published and you can always follow along with the fighters via newspaper articles, social media and their blogs. Challenge yourself!
What words of encouragement would you like to say to our next group of Green Fighters? Simple: Don’t Give Up! You deserve to feel and look amazing and be the healthiest, strongest version of yourself. If you make time to take care of yourself, you will have so much more to offer to those who depend on you. Take advantage of the incredible support system that Kin’s has put together for you, ask questions and share your ups and downs with your fellow Fighters! I highly suggest hiring a trainer to help you achieve your goals, that’s what made the biggest difference for me. Make sure you do your research and find someone who is educated, certified and qualified. It is also important that their style of training lines up with what you are comfortable with and that they emulate the goals you’re working for. … Nicole will also be an active mentor to the next group of Fighters, providing support and advice. As she pushes herself further each day, we see Nicole’s future filled with limitless possibilities. To those of you who are still on the fence about applying, Nicole has these simple words: “Just Apply!”
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Fees: Double or quadruple what Ontario businesses pay From page 8 sumer goods firms like Unilever and Walmart control MMBC and are manipulating it to their benefit, not that of local businesses. Most of the fees for container waste are double or even quadruple what businesses in Ontario pay to a similar agency. Newspapers say they face a $14-million-a-year bite out of their operations because of the 20 cents per kilogram they will pay on newsprint, compared to less than half a penny in Ontario. They contend a high proportion of newsprint is already recycled in B.C. through blue boxes. Kvarnstrom said newspapers are considering options to create their own newsprint collection system – a move that could also deprive MMBC of newsprint revenue and undermine the program’s viability. Magazine industry representatives also warned small B.C. magazines will pay not only for their own paper recycling, but will also effectively subsidize big U.S. magazines like Harper’s or Vogue that will be exempt from MMBC fees on magazines mailed into B.C. Printers predict some orders will shift to presses in the U.S. or Alberta to skirt the fees, costing jobs in B.C. MMBC Managing Director Allen Langdon said MMBC’s higher fees exist because they fully finance the program and ensure service for multifamily apartments and rural depots, in contrast to Ontario’s more limited focus on single-family homes. He said B.C.’s successful container deposit
system also means there’s less recyclable material left here for container stewards to collect and sell, so fees have to be higher to cover the system costs. Langdon said no business is forced to join MMBC, adding groups like the newspaper industry are free to develop their own system. “If they think there’s a better way, I think it’s important they put it forward.” Environment Minister Mary Polak said most businesses are exempt from the fees if they have under $1 million of retail sales, generate less than a tonne of material or operate out of a single retail outlet, while generators of one to five tonnes per year pay flat fees of $550 or $1,200. She said property taxpayers will save money because MMBC will now pay for recycling collection that local municipalities previously paid. “The City of Richmond will save $1.5 million a year, Nanaimo will save just over $900,000 a year and the list goes on,” Polak said. “This is about shifting the costs from the property taxpayer to the people who produce the packaging and printed paper.”
B.C. Bottle and Recycling Depot Association. Unlike existing deposit-refund systems in B.C. on cans or electronics – which are subject to audits and transparent reporting – Atwood said MMBC can do what it wishes with its revenue, without accountability. “It’s a licence to print money,” she said. Atwood has lobbied for years to expand the
deposit system to include milk cartons and other containers, from hair spray canisters to detergent bottles. She argues the refunds offered would ensure a high rate of recycling through depots, as with beverage cans now. “If you put deposits on things initially the consumer would pay a bit more, but the people who bring it back will get their money back,” she said.
Instead, she said MMBC’s non-refundable fees on packaging generators will inflate prices with no recourse. “With a hidden fee you don’t know what it is and there’s no opportunity to get that back – then you’re genuinely taking money out of families’ pockets.” Atwood said she believes the government likes the new system because if MMBC fees
drive retail prices higher, the province will collect more sales tax. Existing bottle depots may be threatened because MMBC will also collect refundable beverage containers, she said, adding school teams and community groups that depend on bottle drives to raise money may also lose out if there’s less to collect. Other recyclers say they’re also losing out
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ver,” Silvester said Sunday. Such threats are not helpful, responded Gavin McGarrigle, B.C. area director for Unifor-Vancouver Container Truckers Association. “One of the first things we heard is the government said this was not a negotiating session,” McGarrigle said following Sunday’s meeting. “Even though we’re prepared to negotiate in good faith it appears that door was closed. Our members will remain on the picket line and continue to protest.” Nearly 300 Unifor-represented container truckers have been on strike since March 10, while several hundred more non-union owner-operators with the United Trucking Association (UTA) halted work Feb. 26. See WAIT TIMES / Page 11
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Wait times: Main complaint UTA representatives say they also have questions and concerns with the proposed action plan. The federal-provincial plan offers an immediate 10-per-cent jump in rates paid for each container moved, as well as a review of other hourly wages and fuel surcharges with changes to kick in by mid-2015. Terminals will also have to pay truckers $25 per container when they wait more than two hours to load. But McGarrigle said drivers consider the wait fee too low. “That’s just not a realistic plan,” he said. “Down the road if you’re waiting three hours that’s actually less than minimum wage.” Long unpaid waits to load their trucks at the region’s four container terminals have been one of the main complaints of drivers, who also say reforms are needed to end rate undercutting by some in the industry. SFU urban studies professor Peter Hall, an expert on the dispute, called the plan a “serious attempt” to solve the long-running problems, but the lack of specifics
mean truckers are being asked to put much trust in the rollout. Bolstered provincial audits and other measures, including a whistleblower provision, are pledged to ensure port-licensed trucking firms abide by industry rates and that fuel surcharges flow through to drivers. Port Metro Vancouver would reinstate port licences of truckers it had suspended who don’t face criminal charges for alleged violence or vandalism, and end a lawsuit against the United Truckers Association. Initial reforms are pledged by June 15, including steps to control the proliferation of licensed trucks and to introduce new licence charges that fund enforcement and expansion of the port’s GPS tracking system for trucks. A pilot project to extend hours at port terminals is also promised this spring, allowing limited evening trips – which may be subsidized through industry fees – with an aim of reducing port congestion and lineups during the day. Federal and provincial officials have urged
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Dhaliwal pleads guilty to missing tax deadline Former Surrey MP and wife fined a total of $8,000 by Kevin Diakiw A FORMER Liberal
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in the fourth. Bennett-Boire with 21 points and AN ALL-SURREY final at the B.C. 11 rebounds, and Kongbo with 20 Boys 4A High School Basketball points and a dozen rebounds were Championship didn’t happen, but the leaders on the Crusaders squad. for the first time in the 69-year hisBoth players are on the tournatory of the tournament two school’s ment’s first all-star team. from what is now the largest school The Bulldogs eliminated topdistrict in B.C. have placed in the seed Tamanawis from championtop three. ship contention Friday night. The Holy Cross Crusaders, makTamanawis got off to a great ing its first trip to the provincial start against Churchill, leading championship tournament at 21-13 after one quarter. The score the highest level (it was 3A prior was tied 31-31 at the half, and in a to this season), finished as the see-saw second half and overtime, runner-up after falling 67-64 to the the Bulldogs came out on top. Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs in Sukhjot Bains had a solid game, the championship game Saturday scoring 24 points and adding 16 night the Langley Events rebounds before fouling Centre. out late in the fourth The Tamanawis Wildquarter. Sukhman Sandhu cats were the third place contributed 14 points and team. They lost 68-66 in 16 rebounds. overtime to the Bulldogs Tamanawis shook off in a semifinal Friday the frustrating loss Friday, night, before defeating and got the jump on the the Sardis Falcons 70-56 Falcons Saturday afterSaturday afternoon. noon to claim third place, The Crusaders were the best ever finish by a Sukhjot Bains seeded third at the Tamanawis team at the 16-team tournament, provincial championship and after two one-sided victories and the highest finish by a public topped Sardis 73-68 in Friday’s school from Surrey since the North semifinal round. Surrey Spartans placed second in Jonathan Kongbo led the 1983 – 31 years ago. Crusaders with 19 points and 11 Paced by 28 points and 11 rebounds. Jauquin Bennett-Boire rebounds by Bains, the Wildcats led with 17 points and Bright Dododza 18-8 after pine quarter and 33-21 with 13 also scored in double digits, at the half. Bains was also named to and each had nine rebounds. Taylor the first all-star team. Browne contributed 12 points. Sandhu also had a double double Against the second-seed Bullfor Tamanawis, tallying 19 points dogs from Vancouver, Holy Cross while grabbing a game-best 20 trailed by two points after one rebounds. Sukhraj Biring contribquarter, and by three at the half. uted with 14 points. The two teams each scored 18 Q The Fleetwood Park Dragons points in the third quarter and 15 won two of four games at the boys
BOAZ JOSEPH / THE LEADER
Jauquin Bennett-Boire of the Holy Cross Crusaders loses possession of the ball during a drive against the Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs in Saturday night’s final of the B.C. High School 4A Boys Basketball Championships at the Langley Events Centre. 3A provincial tournament, also staged last week at the Langley Events Centre. On Friday, John Tusi and Jordan Mendiola led the Dragons with a
dozen points each in a 62-53 loss to the Maple Ridge Ramblers. They then closed out the tournament with a 91-47 romp past the Nanaimo Islanders. Akash Grewal
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Eagles season ends with loss to Langley Rivermen win Coastal Conference semifinal in six games by Nick Greenizan THERE WILL be no repeat run to the RBC
Cup for the Surrey Eagles. Instead, the Eagles’ season ended last Tuesday night, with the team bowing out of the BC Hockey League (BCHL) playoffs after a 6-1 Game 6 loss at South Surrey Arena. A day earlier, the Eagles lost Game 5 in Langley, 3-0. The two-game stretch marked the only time in the back-and-forth series that one of the teams lost two straight. But though the series was closely contested – far more than one might have
predicted, given the 29-point difference between the two squads’ regular-season records – Game 6 was never really in doubt for the Rivermen, who were the BCHL’s top team this season. Evan Anderson gave the visitors a 1-0 lead 6:33 into the first period, and Langley stretched that lead to 3-0 by the end of the second, on a power-play goal from Viktor Dombrovsky and an even-strength marker from Tyson Witala. Witala struck again just 38 seconds into the third – again, a power-play goal – to make it 4-0, and though Surrey captain Danton Heinen got one back for the home
team with a goal of his own, it was not enough to bridge such a sizable gap. Two-and-a-half minutes after Heinen’s marker, Langley’s Austin Azurdia made it 5-1, and Darien Craighead’s power-play goal late in the game rounded out the scoring and sent the Rivermen on to Round 2. The Rivermen power play was a nearperfect three-for-four while the Eagles’ play with the man-advantage – which had been among the league’s best in the first four games of the series, clicking at nearly a 30 per cent success rate – struggled, going zero-for-three. Surrey goaltender Bo Didur was pep-
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pered with 45 shots in the loss, stopping 39. Monday at the Langley Events Centre, the Eagles’ offence also struggled, failing to score at all in the Game 5 shutout loss. Azurdia scored twice for Langley, and Tanner Johnson tacked on an emptynetter. The Rivermen are set to play the Coquitlam Express in the second round of playoffs. The Express, who were the Mainland Divison’s third seed, knocked off the No. 2-seeded Prince George Spruce Kings in six games, winning the decision Game 6 2-1 Tuesday night.
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Hawks eliminated in Kelowna Major Midget team loses semifinal series in three games by Rick Kupchuk IN A SERIES in which
they outscored the opposition over three games, all of which were played from home, the Valley West Hawks season came to an end. The BC Hockey Major Midget League team lost 2-1 in a best-of-three semi-final series in Kelowna to the Okanagan Rockets over the weekend. The
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The Rockets jumped out to an early twogoal lead in the first game Friday night, but two goals from Paul Smith and one from Matt Barberis (both from White Rock) in the second period had Valley West in front 3-2 after 40 minutes. The Rockets then struck for three goals in a span of 97 seconds midway through the third period for a 5-3 lead. Koch got one back of Valley West in the final minute of play. In Saturday’s second game, it was Valley West racing to the early lead, with Barberis, Surrey’s Trevor Ayre and Bradley lifting the visitors to a 3-0 lead before the game was 10 minutes old. The Rockets clawed their way back into the game with a goal late in the first period and another midway through the second. But Callegari, Newsome and Bradley
scored in the third period to put the game out of reach. The Hawks had five players average better than a point-per-game in the series, led by Bradley’s seven goals and six assists for 13 points. The other four were Koch (3 goals, seven assists) with 10 points, Newsome (5-4) with nine, Callegari (1-6) with seven and Barberis (2-4) with six. The Valley West team, which draws 15-17 year-old players from the Semiahmoo, Langley, Surrey and Cloverdale minor hockey associations, had their best-ever season in 2013-14. Only once before had the team reached the semifinal round, losing in straight games to the Cariboo Cougars in 2010-11. In the regular season, their 27-11-2 (won-losttied) record set a club record for wins, and matched previous bests with 56 points and a third place finish.
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Softball camp in Cloverdale Players to be identified for national women’s team by Rick Kupchuk SOFTBALL CANADA
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Softball Canada will be in Cloverdale in late June, conducting an identification camp for its senior women’s national team, which will play in July at the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Fastpitch Championship at softball City in Surrey.
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will be hosting a pair of identification camps for its junior and senior women’s fast pitch teams in Cloverdale. The Western Regional camp for the senior women will take place June 25-28 at Cloverdale Athletic Park. The camp will be comprised of fitness testing, positional testing, small group training and intersquad games. Its purpose is to identify athletes to play for Canada at the International Softball Federation’s Women’s World Championships in Haarlem, Netherlands Aug. 15-24. Following the two regional camps, the Senior Women’s national team will play two tournaments in July – the U.S. World Cup of Softball in Irvine, Cali-
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ot every hero wears a uniform. Case in point: Carl Hnatuk. Dressed in a Canucks hat, T-shirt and blue jeans, Hnatuk, 49, sat down on March 14 to give his 162nd pint of blood, marking his 30th consecutive year as a blood donor and 486 lives potentially saved by his contributions. “I’ve been rolling up my sleeves and giving blood like clockwork since I became a donor on April 16, 1984,” he said proudly. “I’d like to encourage more people to give blood like I do.” When Hnatuk was 19, he and his father were walking by a blood drive which was set up at the then-Surrey Place Mall. At the encouragement of his father, Hnatuk faced his fear of needles head-on, donating his first pint of blood. Giving blood at the most frequently allowable 56-day intervals ever since, Hnatuk has become a familiar face to the Canadian Blood Services staff. “He’s always a very pleasant, very positive person and always so willing to give,” said nurse Sandra Peterson, who has been working at the clinic for the past six years. “It’s nice to see that
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Carl Hnatuk donates his 162nd pint of blood in Surrey on Friday. He’s been a donor for 30 years. there are people that are able to come consistently and that’s their way of giving to people.” Hnatuk seemed to be much more comfortable giving blood than he was 30 years ago, joking around and pointing to a spot on his forearm as clinic staff prepared his arm for the needle. “Sometimes when they poke me, they do it right here. It’s a tender spot, so it kind of hurts, but I’m used to it now,” he said, laughing. The Surrey Blood Donor Clinic at 15285 101 Ave. is open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and at the same time every second Saturday. To book an appointment, visit www.blood.ca or call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283).
$92,000 Community Gaming Grant given to the Reach Child and Youth Development Society. Another gaming grant for $85,000 will help the Delta branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, which will use the money to fund programs for children and youth as well as for training and education. The B.C. government has also awarded grants to the following Delta organizations this year: • Pony Pals Therapeutic Riding Association received $30,000. • Knights of Columbus, Immaculate Conception Council 12118 received $10,000 to assist with its Community Donation Program. • Sunshine Hills Parent Participation Preschool received $7,000 for its preschool program. • The Lions Club of Tsawwassen-Boundary Bay received $11,500. • Scouts Canada – 3rd Boundary Bay received $7,100. • The Lutins Du Bois French language preschool received $6,300. “As a longtime resident of Delta, I’ve seen firsthand how important these organizations are to our community,” said DeltaNorth MLA Scott Hamilton. “This money Scott Hamilton will help Delta continue to be a great place to call home.” These grants were awarded under the Human and Social Services category of the Community Gaming Grant Program, which allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues. Gaming grants are also awarded in the categories of Public Safety, Environment, and Arts and Culture. Organizations interested in applying for grants can find application information at pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming
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Wood Cabinetry Installers
A renowned Surrey based company. Requires experienced & new Wood Cabinetry Installers. Training will also be provided to the suitable candidates.
Please call 604-710-1581 or fax your detailed resume: 604-592-2690
RETAIL SALES ASSOCIATES; Acme Glass Ltd. located at 8335 129 Street, Surrey, B.C., V3W 0A6, requires 3 Retail Sales Associates, Full time, permanent to start ASAP; Will train; provide direct sales and customer support services within the retail location, advise customers by providing information on products along with other duties; Wages $12/hr. Email Resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Do you enjoy working with children? Early Childhood Educators not only teach children, they aim to help children develop good habits in learning and in life.
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Need CA$H Today? Own a vehicle? Borrow up to $25,000. Snapcarcash.com 604-777-5046
188 Specializing in Private Events! We Come To You! Doing It All, From Set-Up - Clean-Up.
• Home Dinner Parties • Meetings • Funerals • Weddings • B-B-Ques • Birthdays • Anniversaries Unique Taste, Unique Menus... Gourmet, Customized Menus Tailored To Your Function...
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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES ACCOUNTING / TAX /BOOKKEEPING
MAXIMIZE your income tax claims to INCREASE your refund; $ave your money for your retirement; Personal and Small Business tax Returns, GST-HST Filing; Filing deadline 3/3/14. contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org | for-my-future.com or call us M-F 9-5: 604-581-9121. Macnaughton & Ward Financial Services Ltd. FREE consultation.
CONCRETE & PLACING
Placing & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 34 Years Exp. Free Estimates. coastalconcrete.ca
Call: Rick (604) 202-5184 SEMI-RETIRED contractor will do small concrete jobs. Patio’s, sidewalks, driveway’s. Re & re old or
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.
damaged concrete. Ken 604-307-4923
We are looking to add an assertive, personable Credit and Collection Specialist to our team. This is a permanent, full time position. As a Credit Officer some of your duties will include interacting with internal and external customers, approving credit limits for new customers, monitor credit thresholds for existing customers and contacting customers for payments.
ENSIGN is looking for Assistant Drillers, Drillers, Night Tour Pushes, and Rig Managers for our Australian Division. Recruiter’s will be in Nisku, Alberta, March 31 - April 9 to conduct interviews. If you want to hear more about our International opportunities please contact our Global group and apply online at ensignjobs.com. Call 1-888-367-4460.
AUTOMOTIVE Technician needed immediately in Vernon BC. We are a busy independent shop doing all types of diagnosing, maintenance and repairs. Wages are $25/hr but negotiable. We are located in the desirable North Okanagan. email@example.com 250-545-3378
SEEKING experienced forklift operators. Must have at least 5 years experience with 1500 lbs machines or higher. Experience with container loading an asset. Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
GPRC, Fairview Campus, Alberta needs Power Engineering Instructors. No teaching experience, no problem. Please contact Brian Carreau at 780-835-6631 and/ or visit our website at www.gprc.ab.ca.
HEAD CHEF Req. F/T for Langley Steakhouse.
SHORT ORDER COOK P/T - F/T. Needed for busy Pub. Apply in person to: KENNEDY’S PUB at: 11906 - 88th Ave. Ask for Sue.
F/T Cabinet Maker req’d for Kamkraft Kitchen Cabinets Ltd. Business address and location of work: Unit 5, 13415 76th Avenue Surrey Wage: $20 per hour. Study plans, specifications or drawings of articles to be made. Mark outlines or dimensions of parts on wood. Operate woodworking machines. Min. 1 year of relevant exp. req’d Contact:Charan Fax: 604-507-8451 email@example.com
The skill set you bring to the team will include a professional telephone manner, effective time management techniques, efficient computer knowledge including Microsoft Office suite and an entry-level competency of accounting.
Your previous work experience will include role(s) in credit and/or collections with a focus in customer care. We are looking for candidates who have a minimum 2 years experience in a comparable role. If you are looking for a change and would like to join a dynamic group, kindly forward your resume to: Black Press Group Ltd. Attn: Stephen Gregorig, Credit Manager Box 3600 Abbotsford, BC V2S 2H5 firstname.lastname@example.org Competition closes: March 31, 2014
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We thank all those whom are interested in this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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CONCRETE & PLACING
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 242
CONCRETE & PLACING
CARRIERS NEEDED IN DELTA
604-575-5342 UPCOMING AVAILABLE ROUTES Please Call
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Magnolia Crt, Lyon Rd - Albion Way 78 Ave - 79A Ave, 109A St - 110A St Monroe Dr - 80 Ave, Wiltshire Blvd - 108 St - Garfield Dr - 108B St Huff Blvd - Paterson Rd - Stewart Rd - Stewart Pl - Lyon Rd Kingswood Crt - Newport Pl, Sussex Cres - Ryall Cres Cherry Ln - Lyon Rd - Faber Cres - Hamlin Dr - Kent Cres - Stoney Cres Modesto Drv - Wiltshire Pl - Wiltshire Blvd 80 Ave - 81A Ave, Mackie Crt - 110 St - 111B St Santa Monica Dr - Santa Monica Pl Westside Dr - Modesto Dr, Wiltshire Blvd 86 Ave - 87 Ave, 112 St - 113A St 86 Ave - 87 Ave, 115A St - 116 St 85A Ave - 86 Ave, 116 St - 118 St 85A Ave - 87 Ave, 117 St - 118A St - 119 St 84 Ave - 85B Ave, 108 St - Sullivan Pl - Brooke Rd
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QUICKWAY Kitchen Cabinets Ltd. ****Mention this ad for 10% Off **** Call Raman @ 604-561-4041.
F All types of concrete work F F Re & Re F Forming F Site prep FDriveways FExposed FStamped F Bobcat Work F WCB Insured
PSB DRYWALL ★ All Boarding, Taping, Framing & Texture. Insured work. Dump Removal Service. 604-762-4657/604-764-6416
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
Lawn Maintenance Spring Clean Up, Power Raking, Aerating Tree Pruning Hedge Trimming Top Dressing
LAND CLEARING, landscaping, drainage, trucking and more. Call Dan @ 778-558-9663
FENCING Wood or Chain Link Fencing Call 604-597-8500 www.lawnranger1990.com
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
Rooﬁng Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.
NKI Moving & Delivery Family O/O Since 1991 *Residential Movers *Business Relocation *Deliveries *Rubbish Removal Ask about our Eco-Friendly Moving Boxes
604-583-0169 NOTIME SPRING SPECIALS. Aeration/Lime $59. (based on 2000 sq ft lawn) Pressure Wash, Gutters, Rubbish Removal. Call Duncan (604)619-7733 notime.ca
GET THE BEST FOR YOUR MOVING
.A East West Roofing & Siding Co. Repairs, new roofs, torching, gutter services. 10% off. 604-783-6437
10% DISCOUNT. MG Roofing & Siding. CA. Re-roofing, New Roof Gutters.
A Dream Landscaping. Lawn mowing, aerate, power rake, trim, prune. Res/Com. Special disc. for Townhomes/Plaza 604-724-4987.
STARTING AT $40/HR
Mainland Rooﬁng Ltd.
HARRY’S LAWN CARE
** Seniors Discounts ** FortierMoving.ca
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 www.mainlandroof.com
Licensed & Insured.
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
YARD CLEAN-UP, Lawn cut, power raking, aerating, hedge trimming, pruning & fertilizing. 604-773-0075
POWER WASHING since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627
ABBA MOVERS & DEL Res/comm 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25yrs Exp. 24hrs/7days 604-506-7576
Green Garden Service
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MOVING & STORAGE
ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020
Call Victor 604-589-0356
SPRING SPECIAL: Power Rake + Fertilizer +Lime. Lawn cut $25 & up Banana Landscaping 604-992-5731
Spring Cleanup, Power Raking, Aerating Fertilizer Trimming Year round care Com/Res 604-825-5545
All Gutter Cleaning Window & Roof Full house cleaning
CHECK CLASSIFIEDS bcclassified.com 604-575-5555
.Jim’s Mowing. 310-JIMS (5467).
INTERIOR/EXTERIOR Quality work at the lowest price Phone & compare. In business 25 years. Fully Insured. Free Estimates.
25 yrs in rooﬁng industry
Peter 778-552-1828 www.pskpainting.com POLAR BEAR PAINTING Spring Special $299 ~ 3 rooms (walls only 2 coats) 604-866-6706
Notice of Refund Eligibility Pursuant to a Determination by the Director of Consumer Protection BC Read this notice carefully. You may be eligible for a refund. This Notice is to all persons who borrowed a payday loan from The Cash Store or Instaloans located in British Columbia during the period November 1, 2009, to March 23, 2012, and who also purchased a cash card at the time of negotiating the payday loan. Pursuant to a March 23, 2012 determination by the Director of Consumer Protection BC, a related Compliance Order of the same date and a Supplemental Compliance Order dated November 30, 2012, The Cash Store and Instaloans are required to refund to all borrowers with loan agreements negotiated between November 1, 2009 and March 23, 2012, the amount of any issuance fee charged, required or accepted for or in relation to the issuance of a cash card. This Compliance Order applies only to loan agreements negotiated in the Province of British Columbia. A Notice of Refund Eligibility was mailed to all clients of The Cash Store and Instaloans who negotiated a loan agreement between November 1, 2009 and March 23, 2012 who also purchased cash cards at the time of negotiating that loan agreement. The Notice of Refund Eligibility that was mailed to clients included a claim form that eligible claimants can use to verify their identity for the purposes of claiming a refund. If you feel that you may be eligible for a refund related to this Notice you may request a claim form from any branch of The Cash Store or Instaloans. Claim forms may also be downloaded from www.cashstore.ca or www.instaloans.ca. If you arrange to receive a claim form, your completed claim form can be submitted: • • •
By fax to Cash Card Refunds B.C. at 604-320-1655 Or by attachment to an email sent to email@example.com Or by mail to: Cash Card Refunds B.C. #200, 4946 Canada Way Burnaby, BC V5G 4H7
Completed claim forms are to be submitted by July 31, 2014.
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley
Gutters - Windows - Tile Roof cleaning - Pressure Cleaning, Please Call Victor 604-589-0356
Running this ad for 10yrs
3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour
Strata Specialist Window & Gutter Cleaning WCB + Ins. Randy 604-341-5831
(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.
Gutter & Roof Cleaning since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627
~ PRO PAINTERS ~ INTERIOR / EXTERIOR Quality Work, Free Estimates
MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, RENOVATION www.proficientrenovation.com or call 604-323-4111 for more details
Member of Better Business Bureau
284 HEAT, AIR, REFRIGERATION
CHEAP RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free! (778)997-5757, (604)587-5991
NATURAL AIRFLOW HEATING LTD.
REPAIR & INSTALL • Furnaces • Gas Fitting • Hot Water Tanks Winter Special! $2500 FURNACE $725 HWT Licenced-Bonded-Insured
HOME IMPROVEMENTS Doing a Renovation or Drywall Repair?
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
TOTAL RENOVATIONS Repair, Replace, Remodel...
SPECIALIZING IN • Basement Suites • Kitchens • Baths • Remodels • Additions • Flooring • Painting • Drywall • Much More Since 1972 Dan 778-837-0771 “LAMINATE/QUARTZ/GRANITE” JMS Countertops, 30 yrs/refs ★ John 604-970-8424 ★
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PLUMBING ~ Certified Plumber ~ ON CALL 24 HOURS/DAY
Reno’s and Repairs Furnace, Boilers, Hot Water Heat Plumbing Jobs ~ Reas rates
Hauling Anything.. But Dead Bodies!! 20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !
604.220.JUNK(5865) Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988
~ 604-597-3758 ~ 10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005
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BRO MARV PLUMBING 24/7 Plumbing, heating, plugged drains BBB. (604)582-1598, bromarv.com FIXIT PLUMBING & HEATING H/W Tanks, Reno’s, Boilers, Furn’s. Drain Cleaning. Ins. (604)596-2841
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com
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Morris The Arborist
DANGEROUS TREE REMOVAL * Pruning * Retopping * Falling Service Surrey 25 years
FULLY INSURED **EMERGENCY CALL OUT** Certiﬁed Arborist Reports
Morris 604-597-2286 Marcus 604-818-2327
PRO TREE SERVICES Quality pruning/shaping/hedge trimming/ removals & stump grinding. John, 604-588-8733/604-318-9270
DOG BEHAVIOURIST: Specific calm, gentle and non-evasive dog training techniques, practiced over 30 years, to bring balance to your dogs behaviour. $60/hr Minimum 2hrs for first visit. Josh Goodstadt (604) 612-1714 firstname.lastname@example.org
BERNAISE MOUNTAIN DOGS CROSS TIBETAN MASTIFF PUPS Bundles of fun. $700. No Sunday calls 604-794-7633, 604-819-3349 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 560
MISC. FOR SALE
DISCONNECTED PHONE? National Teleconnect Home Phone Service. No One Refused! Low Monthly Rate! Calling Features and Unlimited Long Distance Available. Call National Teleconnect Today! 1-866-443-4408. www.nationalteleconnect.com.
MOVING MUST SELL Hide-a-bed couch, green blue burgundy print, $50; Roll top Desk $110, TV stand, Lawn mower Craftsman 6.25 HP $135, 24’ aluminum ladder $85, book shelves, DVD cabinet (solid wood) coffee table glass & metal 36 x 36 $50. Small freezer (Kenmore) $55, Grizzly 10 x 14 tent $45, Mtn Bike, older great condition $50. Giant Road bike 2008 $500. North Delta 604-591-9740 STEEL BUILDINGS/ METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca
FIREARMS. All types wanted, estates, collections, single items, military. We handle all paperwork and transportation. Licensed Dealer. 1.866.960.0045 www.dollars4guns.com.
REAL ESTATE 603
CHIHUAHUA’S reg’d,micro-chipped cert. of pedigree, health records, shots, dewormed, paper trained, Video avail. $595. 604-353-8750 email@example.com
2.7 all useable acres 1 km from Kamloops city limits. River and mnt views all studies complete, ready to build $299,900 (250) 318-8868
FEMALE PEKINGESE top of the line pup, reg’d. Email for more info. Video avail. $695. 604-353-8750. firstname.lastname@example.org FEMALE YORKIE - Micro-chipped Reg’d, cert of pedigree, video avail. health records. $695. 604-353-8750 email@example.com GERMAN SHEPHERD P/B puppies 5 M, 2 F, all shots, ready now. $700 Call 604-889-8957 S.Surrey.
ITALIAN MASTIFF (Cane Corso)
RENT TO OWN
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
STUDIO $620.00 1 Bdrm. $735.00 2 Bdrm. $875.00
• Minutes walk to Surrey Central Skytrain Station & Mall & SFU Surrey Campus • 24 Hour On-site Management PETS ALLOWED • Walk To Holland Park, High School & Elementary School
$725 2 bdrm. from $875 1 bdrm. from
• 24 Hour On-site Management
FOR SALE BY OWNER
Cloverdale, Clayton area, Large 5yr old 1 bdrm condo, huge balcony, private parking, S/S appls, granite counters, 1 block to shops & bus. Quiet bldg, Pets OK. Many upgrades. $186,900 604-574-2057
LANGLEY VILLAGE Fraser Hwy / 200th Street.
PETS OK. $169,500.
BY OWNER Call 604-541-0569
• Minutes walk to Holly Elementary School • Across from the NEW GUILDFORD TOWN CENTER & WALMART SUPERCENTRE • 1 min. drive to PORT MANN
P/B blue males & females. Ready to go. 1st shots & tails/dew claws done. ULTIMATE FAMILY GUARDIAN Pet homes. $1000. 604-308-5665 REG Bluenose APBT puppies for sale. Razors Edge/Gotti bloodlines, all blue/white markings. 250-8773564 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for pics/info
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MOVING MUST SELL Hide-a-bed couch, green blue burgundy print, $50; Roll top Desk $110, TV stand, Lawn mower Craftsman 6.25 HP $135, 24’ aluminum ladder $85, book shelves, DVD cabinet (solid wood) coffee table glass & metal 36 x 36 $50. Small freezer (Kenmore) $55, Grizzly 10 x 14 tent $45, Mtn Bike, older great condition $50. Giant Road bike 2008 $500. North Delta 604-591-9740
CHECK CLASSIFIEDS bcclassified.com 604-575-5555
HOMES WANTED We Buy Homes BC • All Prices • All Situations • • All Conditions • www.webuyhomesbc.com 604-657-9422
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Difﬁculty Making Payments? No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663
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 www.sunsetranches.net
RENT TO OWN
STOP RENTING - RENT TO OWN • No Qualiﬁcation-Low Down • CLOVERDALE - 65th Ave. & 189th Lrg. 3900sqft. HOUSE. 5 bdrm w/ 2 suites. Quiet family neigh..$2,888/M NORTH DELTA -3 bdrm. HOUSE, Handy Man Special. w/ 2 bdrm. suite. Massive double Lot.$1,788/M NORTH SURREY-13828 116th Ave. 3 bdrm. Bright 2800 sqft. HOUSE, w/suite. Quiet cul-de-sac...$2,088/M 604-786-4663 / 604-RTO-HOME www.ReadySetOwn.ca
Heat & Hot Water Included
SURREY 146/62 Ave. Brand new 1 or 2 bdrm. Avail anytime. N/S, N/P, no lndry. Utils incl. Walking distance to elem/high school. 604-572-1204
733 MOBILE HOMES & PADS NEWTON MOBILE HOME PARK. 2 Large RV Pads available for mobile home. Call 604-597-4787.
HOMES FOR RENT
3 BDRM Rancher, near Surrey Place Mall, 1 bath, pets ok, $1300 + utilities. Avail. immed. Call 778-861-1257 FRASER HEIGHTS 4 Bdrm, brand new 3 level house with 5 baths, den, theatre room, spice kitchen & 2 bdrm suite. Avail now. N/P, N/S $3000/mo. (604)584-9293
604-584-5233 CLOVERDALE - 1 & 2 bdrms- 1 bdrm $770/m & 2 bdrm $950/m. Laundry fac. Rent inc heat & prkg. Call Bea @ 604-576-8230 CLOVERDALE 2 Bdrm - $930 & 1 bdrm - $790 incl heat & hot water. N/P. 604-576-1465, 604-612-1960
Ofﬁce: 7121 - 133B St. Surrey 604-596-0916
Kolumbia Garden 17719 58A Ave.
Reno’d Spacious 1 Bdrm Apts Laminate flooring, Near racetrack, Transit & Shops. Incl heat & HW. Allow small pets. From $735/mo. 778-551-1514, 778-714-7815
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GUILDFORD GLEN 14860 101A Avenue. Family housing near amenities, transit, and schools. Crime-free multihousing. Onsite laundry. 2 bdrm apartment for $853.00/month
SURREY 84/144. Lrg bright 1 bdrm g/lvl, full bath, ns/np, no laund, avail now. $460 incl utils. 604-599-5881. SURREY Enver Crk bachelor suite full bath, nice quiet area. Avail now. ns/np $450 incl utils. 604-597-2542
NDELTA 3 br up 1.5 bath. May 1. close to school, bus, shop. 80 Ave and 116..Big Fridge dishwasher, P lndry. Back yard covered deck $1200 + 50%. 778 578 0734 N.DELTA Royal York area 3bd 3ba splt lvl quiet area nr amens, ns/np. Avail now. $1716. 604-930-9210. SURREY 125A/104; 4 Bdrm house, 2 up & 2 down, 2 liv/rms, lndry, big yard & lots of prkg. Amazing mtn & city views. Avail now. 604-505-9541 SURREY 80/192 St Whole house, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, unfin bsmt, 5 acres, avail now ref’s $1350 604-574-4135
Nice, clean & quiet 2 bdrms W/d in some suites Walk to Guilford Mall Close to transit and schools Upgraded, condo style suites Exterior fully upgraded, new windows & balconies On site manager
Surrey Ctre- 4 bdrm w/million$ view, 2 bath, jacuzzi, FP,storage, all amen., quiet area, $1595/m,NP,NS References req. 778-896-5509
LUXURY 2 bdrms suite available immediately, In-suite W&D, fireplace, 5 app and freshly painted and new carpets. 1 blk to King George Sky train & Mall, Sec. Under Ground Parking.
KENNEDY HEIGHTS 1 bdrm apt NS/NP. $800/mo inc prkg gym, rec ctr. Avail. now. 778-863-8464
To view-call The Manager @ 604-580-0520
Shares req’d. No Subsidy N/P. U/G Parking. For details call 604-543-3043 or
Linwood Place Apts: 604-530-6555 Maple Manor Apts: 604-534-0108 1 & 2 bdrm apts, $650-$900/mo. Ask about our Move-In BONUS.
VISTA GREEN, 7575 140 St. Avail April 1st. 2 Bdrm ground floor unit. Hardwood floors. Starting at $860 and up. No pets, 3 appls, f/p, wifi, 1 prkg spot. 604-583-6844, 604-8097796, or 604-503-6844
MAYFLOWER CO-OP Surrey Central Spacious, well maintained 2 bdrm units in a clean, quiet, very central highrise. 2 Min walk to Central City Skytrain, mall & SFU. Across from new Surrey City Hall. No Pets. $807 - $847/mo. 1st mo rent free. Shared purchase req’d. Call: 604-583-2122 or email: email@example.com
709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL S. SURREY WAREHOUSE approx 1000 sq.ft., concrete flr, 16” roll up door, gated, suitable for storage, $650/mo, avail now. 604-835-6000
SOMERSET GARDENS (S. Sry)
Family housing 1851 Southmere Crescent E. 2 bdrm apartments starting from $899/mo. incl. heat. Pet friendly, near all amenities. Community garden.
DUPLEX for Rent 3 bedroom, 2 washrooms $1195/month plus utilities newly renovated, great area, close to necessities near 135 street and 79 Ave Surrey. Call Harry at 604-418-9432 for info or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SURREY/ Newton 70B/132. 3 Bdrm rancher, big yard, near bus/shops/ schls Mar 15. $1200. 778-896-4533 TWO bedroom rancher 8 yrs old in Morgan Crossing all appliances plus w/d all utilities included $1500/month n/s no pets call 604551-0888
LINDA VISTA Motel Luxury Rooms w/cable, a/c & kitchens. 6498 King George Hwy. Mthly, Wkly & Daily Specials. 604-591-1171. Canadian Inn 6528 K.G.Hwy. 604-594-0010
CARS - DOMESTIC
1990 Buick Regal: Aircared 98,000 orig kms. 2 dr, all power, perfect cond. $700/obo. 604-503-3151
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BEAR CREEK 14091 88 Ave. Bright 3 bdrm bsmt suit, shared w/d, avail now. NS/NP, $700 +utils. Call: 604-809-0291 Chimney Heights- new 2 bdrm ste, NS/NP, close to bus, school, $700 incl util, Avail Now! 778-565-6665 CLOVERDALE 2 bdrm - in quiet C/D/S. Incl gas f/p, d/w, utils & lndry NS/NP. $875/mo. 778-808-5100 ENVER CREEK, 80A/146. 1 bdrm. $625 incl utils. Avail April 1. NP/NS. Quiet & respectable person. 604-543-3715 or 778-229-6180
1986 BMW K-75 Collector Plate 55K, MEGA UPGRADES! $4277. Cheap Insurance!! 778-773-9033
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A good starting place when doing a spring decluttering is to take a good look at your closets and other storage systems.
Starting the spring cleaning By Kerry Vital Spring has arrived, and the time-honoured tradition of spring cleaning can begin. The best place to start might be your closet. If you’re not sure where to start, having a professional come in and take a look might be a good option. “We see our closet every day and it can be overwhelming,” says Michelle Carnaby, manager
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The Georgie Awards are presented by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association. Many first-time winners took home the golden statue this year at the gala ceremony, which honoured the best in both new home construction and renovations. Brian Dennehy photo
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The best in British Columbia’s residential construction industry are honoured at the annual Georgie Awards. By Kerry Vital
Taking home a little golden statue isn’t just for Oscar winners. On Feb. 1, British Columbia’s best residential builders, renovators, designers and marketers were honoured with their own golden prizes at the Georgie Awards. The Georgie Awards are presented by the
Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC, and recognize the best of the best in B.C.’s residential home construction industry. “The excellent work from the winners – and indeed all the finalists – demonstrates that B.C. is truly the leader when it comes to innovative design and quality construction,” says CHBA BC President Rob Capar. This year’s gala ceremony took place at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, emceed by broadcaster Wayne Cox. Among this year’s big winners was Portrait Homes, who took home five awards. “We have an incredibly talented team that design and build great homes in fantastic
communities,” says Robert Grimm, principal at Portrait. “I couldn’t be more proud of our team for their continued dedication and commitment to being the best they can be!” Portrait was honoured with the Customer Choice Georgie Awards, as well as the awards for Single Family Production Home Builder of the Year and Residential Community of the Year and Best Landscape Design for Hampstead in Maple Ridge. “Potential home owners can be confident in purchasing a Portrait home,” says Grimm. “We are dedicated to looking after our home owners
Like clothing, decor is subject to trends. This spring, old is new again and hot new colours are coming to the forefront. “One of the hot colours this year is called Rare Orchid,” says Sheryn Calvert of Calvert Design Studio. “It’s a purplepink colour that we’re also seeing in fashion.” Calvert notes that fashion is always a big inspiration for home decor, whether it’s colours or fabrics. “Fashion is ahead of us,” she says. “We look to them to see what’s coming up.” Sarah Antonich of Beyond Beige Interior Design is also seeing shades of pink and orchid, along with other floral colours. However, these colours aren’t just for little girls; shades of pink can be easily incorporated into adult furnishings as well, or perhaps via a piece of art or other wall decor item. Another currently trend is all shades of blue, especially navy. Homeowners can incorporate it into their home with accents such as toss pillows. “It’s easy to incorporate trends with small items,” says Calvert. “You don’t have to redo everything. Changing up a few accessories is not that costly.”
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‘B.C. is truly the leader when it comes to innovative design and quality construction’ “ from page. 1 the way they deserve to be looked after.” Adera Development Corporation also went home a winner, with awards for Best Multi-Family Low Rise Development for Sail at the University of British Columbia and Multi-Family Home Builder of the Year. Solterra Developments was also well-represented at the Georgies, with their awards for Best Project Identity, Best Multi-Family Kitchen – New and Best Interior Design Display Suite – Single-Family or Multi-Family, all for Keefer Block in Vancouver. Talisman Homes took home the Best Single Family Home up to 2,000 Square Feet under $500,000 for their home at Tsawwassen Springs, while first-time winner Saiya Developments Ltd. received the Best Single Family Home over 2,000 Square Feet under $750,000 award. Another first time winner, Alchemy Construction Ltd., took home the award for Best Townhouse Development for their Lonsdale Contemporary project in North Vancouver. Epta Properties received the Best Multi-Family High-Rise Development award for their condominium project Avra in White Rock. Forge Properties was also a big winner at the Georgies, with four awards for Best Advertising Campaign, Best Sales Centre, Best Salesperson of the Year in New Home Construction for Adriana Cikojevic and Marketing Campaign of the Year, all for their condominium project Royce. Among the renovators honoured at the Georgies was Shakespeare Homes for Best Residential Renovation over $800,000 for their Mountain Highway project in North Vancouver and reVISION Custom Home Renovations for Best Residential Renovation $500,000 to $799,999. Blackfish Homes and Construction took home the award for Best Custom Home valued under $750,000, while Tamlin Homes received the award for Best Custom Home valued between $750,000 and $1.5 million. In two of the more exciting categories of the night, Atira Women’s Resource Society won the awards for Best Innovative Feature and Best Environmental Initiative, both for their development built out of recycled shopping containers. Located in the Downtown Eastside, the homes provide safe, affordable housing for women in the neighbourhood. For a full list of winners and finalists, visit www.georgieawards.ca.
The gala awards ceremony took place at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, and was emceed by Wayne Cox. Portrait Homes was among the big winners, taking home several awards for Hampstead, below. Martin Knowles photo above, Portrait Homes photo below, Brian Dennehy photos below left and left.
Making it all make sense “ from page. 1 for Stor-More Closet and Blinds. “You may want to close the doors and just ignore it. Sometimes getting a fresh set of eyes is a good thing.” She suggests emptying the closet completely and taking a look at everything you’ve pulled out of it. “If you haven’t worn it in 12 months, you’re not going to wear it,” Carnaby says. “People can be sentimental about their clothes, but if you have a fresh new organizer, why would you put back something you don’t use?” Organizing a closet, or indeed almost anywhere in the home, is about more than functionality. Closet storage has come a long way from the plain white metal shelving and plastic boxes that many grew up with. Now doors, baskets, shelving, rods and racks are all available in a variety of finishes and colors. You can even find dedicated racks for ties, belts, pants and more. Shoe collectors can keep their favourite and most beautiful pairs on display while keeping the others tidied away. “You can also find pull-out laundry hampers, for example,” says Carnaby. “It’s possible to organize almost anything.” However, just because something looks good doesn’t mean it will work for everyone. “Sometimes something that looks pretty isn’t necessarily the most functional,” says Carnaby. “If you have 20 pairs of shoes, you don’t want storage for only 10. You need to have a game plan for what you’re storing.” Storage is also about more than just clothing and shoes. Carnaby says that she often sees people requesting storage for crafting materials, home decor such as holiday decorations, and wrapping paper and bows. “A professional can take your ideas and work with them,” says Carnaby. “There are so many things you can do with a closet now.” Another benefit of having a professionally organized closet is being able to get rid of furniture pieces that can clutter a room by installing drawers and shelving in the closet itself instead of having to store clothing and other items in a chest of drawers. “The possibilities are endless,” Carnaby says.
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Shakespeare Homes wins Georgie for North Vancouver renovation By Kerry Vital
stonework, double-exposure cedar shingles and exposed rafters and soffits, among other heritage details. “We were also working with an eye to building green,” Cooper says. Among the environmental initiatives in the new home is a natural storm water treatment system that collects runoff, filters it and releases it back into the creek. Shakespeare Homes also built a detached garage with its own heritage-
For North Shore builder Shakespeare Homes, winning a Georgie Award is one more feather in their cap. “We were up against some great competition,” says Mark Cooper, president of Shakespeare Homes. “This win is really a tribute to our talented staff and trades.” Cooper and his team earned the Georgie Award for Best Renovation over $800,000 for their Mountain Highway project in North Vancouver. The original home was built in the early 1960s, and came with a set of challenges. Among them were the strict rules that governed the location and height of the house, as well as regulations around the stream-side location. The original house had a broken foundation and was beginning to slide down to the creek, and the owners were looking for a change. One of the homeowners had grown up in a heritage house and wanted to include some of those details in his new home. However, new zoning rules would have required the home to be built right against the road due to setbacks from the stream and boundaries of the property. Shakespeare Homes went to the city of North Vancouver and learned that they could re-build the home right where it stood. “The Georgie committee appreciated that we were working with many restrictions,” says Cooper. “It takes more than pretty pictures to win a Georgie.” Inspired by the actual 1880s architecture of the original neighbourhood, Shakespeare Homes added a third storey to the house, and incorporated hand-cut granite
style architecture. It looks like a carriage house, with its own heat, power and bathroom, and features a vaulted cathedral-framed ceiling. “This home is a real testament to the high quality that Shakespeare Homes provides,” says Cooper. Shakespeare Homes was also a finalist in the Best Residential Renovation $300,000 to $499,999 category for a project in Deep Cove.
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Where to splurge and where to save in your kitchen renovation By Kerry Vital Home renovations can be costly, to both your time and your wallet. But not everything has to be top-dollar. Many local experts have plenty of ideas for where you should splurge and where you should save. Kitchens and bathrooms are often two of the most expensive renovations in the home, as well as probably being the rooms used the most. You might be hesitant to choose less expensive options for either space, but it’s the surfaces that you really wouldn’t want to cut corners on. “People use their countertops every day,” says Aaron Woods, marketing manager for FLOFORM Countertops. “You want to spend money on the things you see every day.” Sheryn Calvert of Calvert Design Studio says that the biggest splurge in a home should be the technology, especially when it comes to kitchen appliances. “Steam ovens are a new way of cooking,” she says. “The food retains more flavour, and you can cook multiple items in a steam oven without transferring the flavours and scents between them. It’s a healthier way of cooking.”
It’s also best to splurge on the items that you care the most about. Do you love the look of elegant built-in cabinetry or the most up-to-date stainless-steel appliances, for example? The things that make you smile are worth leaving a bit of extra room in the budget for. Calvert also recommends purchasing items that will make your life easier, whether it’s a gadget that you’ll use every day or a storage solution to keep your counters clutter-free. “You want to get things out of your sight,” she says. These things don’t have to be expensive, but any time savings are well worth the cost, especially first thing in the morning. Calvert’s biggest tip for saving in the home is a well-known adage. “I’m a big advocate of reduce, reuse, Keeping your kitchen clutter-free can be one of the best investments you can make recycle,” says Calvert. “Reuse and refresh in your kitchen, along with the things you see every day such as countertops and items that you want to bring to life again.” cabinetry. FLOFORM photo above, Cutler Kitchen and Bath photo below.
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Shedding some light on a bright situation By Kerry Vital
Like most home decor items, lighting has changed over the years. Gone are the yellowgold fixtures, mood lighting and lava lamps. Instead, something much more modern is taking shape. “LED is the hottest topic in lighting right now,” says Jim Ormshaw, lighting product specialist for the Robinson Group. “I’ve been in the business for 30 years and I have never seen so much conversation on one topic.” LED bulbs, or Light-Emitting Diode, are more energy-efficient than older bulbs, and have a much longer lifespan. They emit less heat, and Ormshaw notes that they have a much better colour now than they did in the past, as well as are capable of being dimmed. The rise in LED has influenced lighting design, especially with the generous rebates offered by the B.C. government when homeowners swap their old lightbulbs for the Among the trends in lighting this year are the rise of LED bulbs, new style. plenty of sparkle and polished metals. “It really makes sense to switch them out,” The Lighting Warehouse photos above and below right, Robinson Lighting and says Ormshaw. Something that homeowners Bath photo above right. need to keep in mind is that the 100-watt incandescent bulb will no longer be available in British Columbia once the current supplies in fixtures that will use LED bulbs.” stores are exhausted, along with the 75-watt. Homeowners are Antique-style bulbs with an exposed still able to purchase 60-watt and 40-watt bulbs for now, but filament, often called Edison bulbs, are also those will also be banned at the end of 2014. seeing a resurgence. “We feel that LED bulbs will replace the compact fluorescent “We’re seeing them in regular fixtures and bulbs,” says Sub Ketchen, owner of The Lighting Warehouse. old-fashioned ones as well,” says Ketchen. “It’s “They’re really making great strides and represent energy a great vintage look.” savings for the consumer.” Edison bulbs are available in a variety of Because LED bulbs have a 20- to 25-year life span, Ormshaw designs, from the traditional lightbulb shape notes that they are great for hotels and other businesses, as well to orbs to cylinder styles. as high-traffic areas in the home that will need the lights on Ormshaw has noticed a return to a more frequently. vintage look himself when it comes to “The price for LED bulbs is dropping dramatically,” says ““more Ormshaw. “Right now there is a big race to manufacture morepage.6 page. 10
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Modern lighting gets inspiration from fashion and bling ““from frompage. page.59 lighting fixtures, including popular finishes such as antique bronze and copper. “The industrial look is still popular,” he says. “We see brushed nickel, stainless-steel and black quite frequently.” What Ormshaw doesn’t see anymore is the old-fashioned stained-glass Tiffany-style lamps that were once seen in every high-end home. “They seem to have faded off into the sunset,” he says. Ketchen is noticing a distinct lack of colonialstyle fixtures on the market now, along with the disappearance of heavy ironwork and medieval designs, though he notes he still sees them occasionally. “They’re popular in Whistler-style homes,” he says. Among the popular finishes Ketchen is seeing are polished chrome and nickel, especially in a bathroom setting. “We are seeing some brass finishes starting to come back,” he says. “Not the really bright polished brass we grew up with, but some different, softer tones.” Choosing the perfect light for your home is about more than walking into a store and choosing Like many other home decor products, bling something that’s only meant to illuminate your space. is showing up in the lighting world. Robinson Lighting and Bath photo above, The Lighting Warehouse photos right “Crystals are a strong trend right now,” says Ketchen. “We’re seeing the traditional crystal chandeliers, but we’re also seeing crystals used in a more modern design, with different shapes. There are some really fascinating designs right now.” While traditional lamps and other fixtures are still an important part of the lighting market, modern and contemporary styles are being purchased by younger and older consumers alike. Ketchen notes that purchasing the perfect light for the home is more than walking into a store and picking something that will illuminate your space sufficiently. “The lighting business is very much a fashion business now,” he says. “The lighting is a very visible element in your home now. It’s a critical part of the design like the paint or the mouldings. Buyers are much more design-conscious.” He suggests buyers consider whether the light they are purchasing is meant to be the main focal point in a room or whether it is meant to work with other elements in the space. “Right now it’s possible to change the lighting effects in a room,” Ketchen says. “You can dim the lights for a party or have them brighter if you’re studying. It can really change the ambiance of a room.”
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New colours and textures are popular for spring decor “ from page.1 It’s also the best way to add a pop of colour if you’re not sure of how it will look. Changing a pillow or drapery can be a lot less expensive than purchasing a brand-new chair or sofa in the season’s latest colour that may no longer be popular in a year. “Switching out toss cushions and throws to a bright vibrant colour is a simple and cost-effective way to brighten up your space,” says Antonich. “Wallpaper is also an instant game changer.” Wallpaper has come a long way since the fussy florals and patterns everyone shudders at the thought of. Now, you’ll find plenty of options for any taste, from muted stripes to bold patterns and textures. When it comes to decor, old textures are new again. “We’ve come full circle with 60s Mod textures,” says Calvert. “It’s coming back in a big way.” She’s also seeing a return to velvet, though this one is different than the ones many saw growing up. “It’s a velvet with no sheen, sort of a matte finish,” she says. “We’re also seeing more sophisticated fabrics like wools and other suiting fabrics.” Patterns are also going back in time, with herringbone Among the trends for spring this year are pops of colour, herringbone patterns showing up in many applications, including flooring, fabrics and and shades of pink, orchid and blue. stone, among others. Photos submitted by Calvert Design Studio “We’re still seeing a lot of eclectic design,” says Antonich. “A mix of modern, traditional and rustic with an international flair.” “We’re also seeing big architectural lights, like pendant lights,” says Calvert. “They’re simple, refined and not fussy.” Even the metals used in home decor are changing. “Copper and brass metals are coming back,” Calvert says. “But you have to be really careful with that. You don’t want to put in brass faucets in the kitchen for example. You have to use them in a refined, very selective way.” She recommends adding the metals as an accent on a piece of furniture. She recently saw a copper sink that she describes as “stunning” as well as a copper hood fan. “You wouldn’t do the whole house,” she says. “It’s also a more subdued metal than in the past. It’s more of a soft matte brass rather than the shiny one we had before.” Antonich is also seeing a return to old-fashioned metals such as copper, gold and rose gold. “Gold hardware in the kitchen including hood fans” is something new for spring, she says. In the bedroom, Antonich suggest crisp white linens to enhance the airy feeling of a room that should be made for relaxation. Decluttering is the best way to renew your home for spring, Calvert says. “Spring is about rebirth and renewal,” she says. “A William Morris quote that I like is ‘Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful.’ I think that says it all. You want your home to be a refuge.”
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Traditional and contemporary combine in countertop design By Kerry Vital One of the big decisions to be made when renovating or building a kitchen is the countertop. It’s one of the first things you notice in a kitchen, and the most-used surface in the house. But like anything else in your home, countertops are subject to changing trends. “Stone is the biggest trend right now,” says Aaron Woods, marketing manager for FLOFORM Countertops. “We’re seeing a lot of granite and quartz lately.” Woods attributes this to the style and hardness of the product, which can take more wear and tear than other materials. Natural products are also popular due to the ability to be completely different from one piece of stone to the next. “With natural stone, every shipment is different,” says Amit Thale, director for Aeon Stone + Tile. “There’s a uniqueness to that.” “The organic and natural look has a big presence,” Woods says. “We’re seeing a return to more natural patterns.” Classic colours such as greys, whites and taupes are still popular, Thale says, with more of Like most items, countertops are subject to trends. It’s important to consult a professional an emphasis on the white and grey side. when choosing a countertop and ensuring it fits with the other elements in your kitchen “White and grey offer homeowners the clean, such as cabinetry and flooring. simple lines they’re looking for,” says Domenic Aeon Stone + Tile photo above, Caesarstone photo above right, FLOFORM Countertops photo right Oppedisano, chief operating officer for “People tend to stick with classic colours in their countertops,” Caesarstone. “We’re also seeing thinner edges Woods says. “The bright and bold tends to be in the paint, which is and thinner countertops in general. This gives the homeowner the an easier application and less expensive.” clean look they’re looking for.” When homeowners are replacing a countertop or choosing He also notes the increase in waterfall-style countertops, which pour over the edge of a section of cabinets or kitchen island and reach something for a new home, Thale recommends bringing cabinetry and flooring samples as well, to ensure the entire room is cohesive. to the floor. Something else to keep in mind is to always work with a certified “Contemporary style is getting stronger and stronger,” says Peter Raimondi, branch manager for White-Wood Distribution Vancouver. countertop professional who can advise you on your options and work with you to find the perfect countertop for your home that “People are looking for clean lines and no clutter of any kind.” also fits your style and budget. As in most home items, trends in countertop design come and “The kitchen is the centrepiece of the home,” says Raimondi. go. Thale notes that a past popular style was speckled granite, but he “You want something that’s easy to maintain and is functional.” rarely sees homeowners choosing that anymore.
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