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Signing bonus Former Vancouver Canucks captain Trevor Linden, who was named the team’s new president of hockey operations last week, signs a jersey for Cloverdale’s Jeeya Sharma, 2, and her mother, Kavita, during the pre-opening of Orangetheory Fitness at Peninsula Village in South Surrey April 13. Linden is part-owner of the business. Boaz Joseph photo
Eight-storey care facility approved by White Rock council in February
Court asked to topple seniors project Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter
Residents of a White Rock condo complex unhappy with council’s recent go-ahead for an eight-storey care facility immediately south of their building are asking the courts to quash the bylaw amendment that cleared the way. In a petition filed in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster, Belaire strata president Dennis Andrew Lypka and neighbour George William Holmes also ask for costs, and for a declaration that the developer of the 199-bed project at 1550 Oxford St. – Evergreen Baptist Care Society – be required to apply for a major-development permit. Belaire residents questioned the lack of such a permit from the get-go. According to the petition, coun-
cil violated the city’s Official Community Plan and its procedures bylaw in not requiring the majordevelopment permit. “It is not within the jurisdiction
of council to enact a bylaw which is inconsistent with the relevant Official Community Plan,” it states. The Evergreen project – located immediately north of a site being
eyed for two residential highrises (see sidebar) – has been the subject of much angst since it was announced by Fraser Health last October. Evergreen’s executive
Towers plan becomes hot topic Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter
An idea to build two highrises near the top of White Rock’s Oxford Street got mixed, sometimes-heated, reaction Wednesday during a public-information meeting hosted at First United Church. Those in favour of the project – suggested as 21- and 24-storey buildings with nearly an acre of
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director Stephen Bennet confirmed in February that the plan had been the subject of confidential discussions for about six months prior. Following a public hearing that stretched over two evenings, council voted 4-2 on Feb. 24 to give third and final readings to zoning amendment bylaw No. 2045. Couns. Helen Fathers and Al Campbell voted against the amendment, with Campbell stating he had concerns with the process that was followed. He agreed with opponents that the development will be detrimental to its neighbours. City manager Dan Bottrill said Monday he is unable to comment on the petition, given it is a legal matter. He did say it didn’t come as a surprise, and that the city would be filing its response this week.
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Criticism for contrary views i from page 1 “The major concern is definitely over the height,” Mark Sager of Sager LLP, said Thursday of thoughts heard regarding The Oxford. “The second concern would be traffic.” The meeting was the third held regarding plans eyed for the 2.7-acre parcel, which was purchased by the developer from Epcor, the city’s water provider, subject to an OCP change and rezoning. The site is currently designated ‘multi-unit residential/low density’ and zoned for civic/institutional use. For the project to proceed, it needs a designation of ‘multi-unit residential/high density’ and zoning for comprehensive development. The proposal is the second Oxford Street plan to raise residents’ concerns in recent months. The first – for an eight-storey complex-care facility at 1550 Oxford St., immediately north of where proponents are hoping to build the two highrises – received council approval in February. Area residents Barb Attfield and Jeanette Banta were among approximately 150 who attended Wednesday’s meeting. Both said they oppose the project because it goes against the OCP and doesn’t suit the neighbourhood. “We’re hoping that it doesn’t go through,” Banta said, adding she would like to see the city buy the property. Margaret Fraser, who lives on the fourth floor of the 12-storey Belaire – just north of the planned development – said noise and traffic are her biggest concerns with the project. She also feels the height is too much. “It just seems like they take over,” Fraser said as she examined one of more than a dozen display boards outlining the plans. During a brief presentation, Sager and architect Richard Bernstein explained the designs on display were the result of feedback from the two previous meetings, held Jan. 23 and Feb. 20, where tree loss was the major concern heard. Sager noted that the alternative is to build 12-storey buildings, an option that would not preserve the green space.
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Garry Wolgemuth said the proposed development goes “against all our bylaws.” Bernstein said the “gently curving” form of the two-building plan will maximize southern and western views from the 124 units – 67 in one building, and 57 in the other, ranging in size from 2,000 to 3,100 square feet. Access would be from Oxford Street, and all parking would be underground. “We’re trying to do something that doesn’t interfere with what’s there,” Bernstein said. During a question-and-answer period, a South Surrey woman who spoke favourably about plans was heckled, as were others. “Excuse me, are you paid by the developer?” one man called out, prompting meeting facilitator Catherine Rockandel to remind attendees to be respectful of others’ opinions – a reminder she repeated a number of times. Another man said he wanted to “compliment the architect on making White Rock look like Brentwood Mall.” One supporter suggested the naysayers “grow up.” Another suggested many opponents “have their own agendas why they don’t want this to go through.” Assurance from proponents that traffic would not be negatively impacted was greeted with laughter and disbelief. Sager said Thursday the next step will be determined after feedback from the public meeting is compiled and reviewed. If the project goes ahead as proposed, Bernstein said each highrise would take about two years to build.
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‘Fresh eyes’ called for by health minister, as interim leader named
Ousted Fraser Health chair praises staff Alex Browne & Jeff Nagel Staff Reporter / Black Press
The provincial government suddenly replaced Fraser Health board chair David Mitchell last week, as it continues a probe into budget overruns at B.C.’s biggest health authority. Wynne Powell, longtime chair of the Provincial Health Services Authority, will take over on an interim basis. The move comes more than five months into a strategic and operational review ordered into Fraser Health by the province as a result of its recurring failure to stay within its budget allocations. “We felt it was important to have new leadership on the board – fresh eyes to implement any of the recommendations that come out of this review,” Health Minister Terry Lake said Wednesday of the decision to install Powell. “We’re relying on his abilities to bring about changed management, which will be
necessary with Fraser Health going through this review process.” Mitchell – who served for 3½ years as chair of Fraser’s board – was not available to answer Peace Arch News’ questions on what he had accomplished as chair of Fraser Health, what he still hoped to accomplish and the reasons he had been replaced. A request for an interview was sent to Mitchell’s office at KNV Chartered Accountants in South Surrey, where he has been a partner since 1991. Fraser Health responded with an upbeat written statement from Mitchell that praises health authority staff for being passionate, determined and optimistic “despite operating in challenging circumstances.” In the statement, Mitchell credits their willingness to “confront challenge with innovation and openness to look at doing things differently.” Fraser Health spokesperson Tasleem Juma told PAN that Mitchell had always been a
“strong supporter of Fraser Health” identifying “potential strategies that and noted accomplishments includwill make for an even better – and ing continued redevelopment of sustainable – health-care system.” the region’s hospitals, emphasis on He maintained Fraser Health had primary care through health cen“one of the lowest administrative tres and clinics, mental health, subcosts of any health region in Canstance abuse and seniors-care iniada.” tiatives, building strong relations “We will continue to be prudent with stakeholders, including First with the public funding we receive,” Nations groups, and a focus on basic he said in the letter. David Mitchell patient care. Lake, however, had previously former chair In a letter to the editor to PAN noted Fraser Health has been published in January of this year, receiving six per cent annual budget Mitchell noted he was looking forward to increases in recent years – more than 4.8 per the opening of the second phase of Surrey cent at other B.C. health regions – and said Memorial Hospital’s critical-care tower this that’s too out of line with the region’s populaJune – following the recently opened emer- tion increases of 1.3 per cent annually. gency unit – including a new and expanded The large number of older residents in the intensive-care unit, a specialized stroke unit region are expected to intensify pressure on and additional beds. Fraser’s budget in the years ahead, and Lake He also said he welcomed being called on said there are other challenges, including a by Lake to co-chair a strategic and opera- diverse, rapidly growing population that’s tional review of Fraser Health, as a means of split between urban and rural areas.
BIA urges celebration
Banner year for the pier Banners celebrating the 100th anniversary of the White Rock pier will soon adorn each of the city’s business districts. Featuring a historical photo of the pier and the phrase ‘Celebrating 100 Years’, the banners are an initiative of the White Rock Business Improvement Association. Executive director Lyn Hellyar was to share details of the program with White Rock council Monday evening, after Peace Arch News’ press deadline. She told PAN last week that the pier’s milestone anniversary was one the BIA couldn’t simply let pass by. “The BIA thought, we should be celebrating this,” Hellyar said. “We really felt that we needed to celebrate the pier because it’s something really special.” The banners are funded by the BIA and hung by the City of White Rock. Hellyar said a comprehensive banner program is being developed for the city, and discussions around what will be hung a year from now are already underway. – Tracy Holmes
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Abbigail Hartman supports her stepfather, Brandon McInroy, by wearing a T-shirt during a gathering of drivers Friday at Surrey Provincial Court.
‘Please don’t hit my daddy’ is message delivered by stepdaughter of bus driver
Drivers rally at suspect’s bail hearing Sheila Reynolds Black Press
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About 40 bus drivers attended Surrey Provincial Court Friday morning for the bail hearing – which was delayed until April 22 – of a Surrey man charged in a vicious, unprovoked attack on a Coast Mountain Bus driver last month. One-and-a-half-year-old Abbigail Hartman and her stepdad, bus driver Brandon McInroy, were among the group, with Abbigail wearing a T-shirt that read: “Please don’t hit my daddy…” The group showed up to court Friday to support their fellow injured transit worker, and McInroy said he and his girlfriend brought the toddler to show that many have families and just want to be safe on the job. Police say at approximately 8 p.m. on March 26, the 341 bus to Guildford picked up a man and woman on 72 Avenue at 132 Street. Within minutes, the man punched the operator in the
face before jumping off the bus. The bus was travelling at approximately 30 km/h and pulling into the left-turn lane at 144 Street at the time of the assault. Despite having received a severe blow to the face which caused broken nose and facial bones, profuse bleeding and impaired vision, the driver managed to bring the bus to a stop and open the doors, allowing the attacker to leave. Nathan Woods, president of Unifor local 111, the union representing transit workers, said Friday he was “absolutely pleased” the accused would remain in custody for the time being. “We’re happy that he’s not going to be standing at a bus stop near here,” said Woods. Driver Mike McMillan said it is important not to focus only on the accused, but others who put transit workers at risk. “We have a lot of people doing the same thing out there,” he said.
Bus driver and Unifor officer Ruth Armstrong said there’s a criminal assault – be it physical or a verbal threat – on drivers every three days. She noted that while the most recent Surrey incident injured the driver only, it could have easily been a passenger who was hurt. “The public should be concerned,” Armstrong said. Coast Mountain has for years considered installing clear plastic shields, but has held back because about half of drivers don’t want to use them due to heat, glare and space concerns. “We don’t need to be behind bars, they (attackers) do,” said driver Shannon Stewart. Sean Tyler Quaye, a tall, muscular man with shortly shorn hair, was arrested by Transit Police officers on April 2 in Newton. Quaye, 25, is charged with driving while prohibited and assault causing bodily harm.
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Pair lured victim to Cloverdale house, destroyed evidence
Six-year sentence ‘lenient’ Sheila Reynolds
cumstances.” He said no sentence he imposed The family and friends of a could replace the loss the victim’s 20-year-old man who was killed family feels or fill the void his in Cloverdale before his body death left. was dumped and burned in During a sentencing hearing Burnaby feel his killers have got- late last month, the court heard ten away with murder. how Sanders was lured Brandon Nandan and to Nandan’s Cloverdale Shakib Shakib were home and ambushed in handed six-year jail the basement by Shakib, sentences Thursday who stabbed him with a in Surrey Provincial machete. Court, after admitting A witness said he heard last year to killing their Sanders say “Please bro, acquaintance, Branson I’m gonna bleed out.” Sanders, in 2011. The Crown presented “It’s kind of lenient, Branson Sanders cellphone records showI think, for what really ing the two accused had victim happened,” said Sandplanned the confrontaers’ mom, Hannele tion in the days prior to Sairanen. “I guess we can mur- Sanders’ death, in what appeared der people and destroy the crime to be a drug-related dispute. All scene and it’s OK.” were involved in the drug trade. Nandan and Shakib, now both After the stabbing, the court 21, were initially charged with heard, neither Shakib or Nanmurder but pleaded guilty to the dan tried to help Sanders, and lesser charge of manslaughter after his death they removed the late last year. bloodied flooring in the house Both Crown and defence had and repaired damage to destroy recommended six-year sentences any evidence of the killing. for the pair. Sanders’ charred remains were In delivering his sentence found in a Burnaby park in Thursday in Surrey Provincial December 2011 by a passerby. Court, Judge Michael Hicks In a victim-impact statement, called the killing a “senseless Sanders’ mother spoke of her crime,” saying Sanders died “precious” only child and how under “the most fearful of cir- his death had left her “forever Black Press
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White Rock homeowners may not see as big a jump in property taxes as expected. The bump will be 2.36 per cent – instead of the 3.25 per cent approved in January – provided council approves an amendment to its 2014’18 financial plan. The dip would mean an increase of $70 for the average homeowner (compared to $96), and $25 for the average strata (compared to $35). Council was to consider the change – due to more revenue from new development – after Peace Arch News’ press deadline Monday. – Tracy Holmes
inconsolable.” Nandan faced Sanders’ friends and family in court last month and apologized. Shakib submitted a letter to the judge. Hicks said he believed both were remorseful and showed good prospects for rehabilitation. Outside court, family and friends of Sanders expressed their dissatisfaction with the sentences. “We didn’t get what we wanted, by any stretch,” said Annie Storey, whose son was best buddies with Sanders. “But now it’s time to heal.” Shari Blanthorne, whose family lived for years in the same complex as Sanders, said the murder destroyed the community. “For them to be able to walk away from this at some point, like it never happened, just seems wrong,” she said. With credit for time served, Nandan, who was free on bail until now, has about 5½ years of his sentence remaining, while Shakib, who has been in custody, has about 5¼ remaining. A third man, who cannot be named because he was a young offender at the time of Sanders’ death, pleaded guilty to obstructing justice in the case. His sentencing is to take place today (Tuesday).
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f there is an emerging theme to the 2010s, it is that many basic assumptions – no matter how cherished or long-held – are no longer enough to support our decision-making. No matter where we stand on the political spectrum, no matter how pro-environment or pro-industry we are, no matter how trusting of government we feel or devoted to the rights of the individual we want to be, we are challenged to sift and examine facts, to consider carefully the sources of our information, and reject propaganda and spin, no matter whether from ‘pro-’ or ‘anti-’ forces. We are faced by issues of such magnitude, whether globally (the effect of carbon emissions on the atmosphere, the spread of radioactive contamination from Fukushima, for example) – or locally (the presumed and actual support of the Northern Gateway pipeline or the expansion of the Fraser-Surrey Docks coal port), that we can’t afford to trust the old simplistic, assumptionbased arguments anymore. Even the issue of whether to build upwards in White Rock and South Surrey is far more complex than impassioned ‘NIMBY’ or ‘business-will-benefit-the-community’ statements would like to make it. The downside of the information explosion of the past few decades has been information overload – and this has not been ignored by those, whatever their political stripe, who have motives to coax us in one direction or another. Pseudo-facts can be cobbled from elements of the truth and tailored to fit all our pre-existing assumptions, and the combined result can be promulgated endlessly across the Internet, not just in a matter of hours, but in seconds. Instead of some basic, underlying incontrovertible truth (possibly our most dangerous assumption), we are too often left only with an impression of truth, geared to our emotions and fueled by scads of lobbying dollars. Our responsibility, no matter how we wish to shirk it, is to stay informed and examine, critically, evidence from all sides of the issues. Faced with information overload, the human animal has two basic responses. One is to shut off critical thinking altogether and go with the opinions of whomever we’re told is to be trusted. The other is to dig in the heels and resist, kicking and screaming, any attempt to drag us into the future – no matter how much in our best interests it may be. Neither of these reactions will serve us well in the long run.
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etailed debate on changes to the Have they heard that the largest cause Agricultural Land Commission of deforestation in North America is got underway in the legislature farming? last week, while protesters played to Do they imagine habitat loss from subdivisions sprawling across the urban voters outside. Tom Fletcher Cariboo? A couple of West Kootenay Forests Minister Steve NDP supporters brought a basket of homegrown veggies Thomson has been pinch-hitting for Fort St. John MLA Pat Pimm down to help East Kootenay on the agriculture file as Pimm MLA Bill Bennett get through undergoes cancer treatment. the winter on a 100-mile diet. Thomson took exception A group of mostly UBC when NDP agriculture critic scientists wrote to Premier Nicolas Simons asked if he is Christy Clark, embracing the aware people think the changes popular assumption that the are to “neuter the chair of the changes will automatically mean Agricultural Land Commission.” more exclusions of agricultural Thomson, a former executive land, as well as expanded director of the Kelowna-based secondary uses in the Cariboo, Kootenay and North zones. This B.C. Agriculture Association, “jeopardizes species at risk, threatens replied that the changes do not reduce many common species, and will impact the independence of the chair. many species prized for hunting,” they Under further questioning from wrote. Simons, Thomson allowed that the It makes me wonder if these university current ALC chair, Richard Bullock, has botanists and bird experts actually provided no response to the government understand what farming is. on the proposals. You know, clear-cutting a forest and Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm planting largely monoculture crops? Letnick was appointed Friday to replace Using big machinery, creating drainage, Pimm as agriculture minister. But this applying fertilizers, controlling diseases, ALC project is Bennett’s initiative, so pests and wild animals? Not backyard I asked him about his changes to the gardening, real farming of the sort that appointment process. has fed more people than in all of human Bennett said the six regional panels, history? up to three people each, were set up by
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then-minister Stan Hagen in 2003 to provide local input. That worked well, he said, until Bullock came on the scene and began exercising his discretion not to appoint people recommended by cabinet. “The chair doesn’t like the regional panels,” Bennett told me. “It’s a pain in the ass for the chair to have to deal with 18 farmers from all over the province in making decisions. It would be six farmers, because only one person from the regional panel actually sits on the provincial commission. “He thinks that it’s unwieldy, and he’d rather have the decision-making centralized in Burnaby. But we changed that. We decided as a duly elected government in 2003 that we wanted the regions to have a say on this stuff, so the intention of the legislation, we felt, was actually being defeated, because we hadn’t made it mandatory.” It will be mandatory soon, and Bullock’s days as commission chair appear to be numbered. “There’s no more discretion for any future chair to monkey with it,” Bennett added. One of Bennett’s key issues is denial of secondary residence construction to keep families on the land in the Interior. The legislation also introduces social and economic factors in weighing decisions in the North, Cariboo and Kootenay regions, where in most cases development pressure is an urban myth. The main ALC board will still have authority to revisit a local panel decision if the chair deems it inconsistent with the mandate to protect farmland. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. email@example.com The Peace Arch News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby Street, Nanaimo, B.C., V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org
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Cost savings weeded out Editor: Re: Living proof of sustainability, April 10. Semiahmoo Library’s ‘living wall’ is a thing of interest and beauty. But I’m sure the cost of water, fertilizer and maintenance cancel out any cost savings. Gray Amphlett, Surrey
Tory offensive over elections Editor: Once more the Conservative Party of Canada has wallowed in the depravity of the lowest form of democracy and politics. I am referring to Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Poilievre launching an attack on Canada’s chief electoral officer Marc Mayrand. Mayrand has voiced his concerns regarding Bill C-23, the Fair Elections Act, as he should in his position as chief electoral officer. Instead of defending and discussing the bill, Poilievre attacked Mayrand personally in his position as chief electoral officer, accusing him of wanting more power and less accountability. This attack technique has become the standard procedure for the present Canadian government. They would prefer to bully and insult officers of Parliament, than to discuss and debate issues with them. Their arrogance and attitude does not stop at officers of Parliament, they have in many cases during their time in office attempted to bully and denigrate Canadians when citizens have disagreed with this government. It would appear to me that this government is afraid to discuss issues and would prefer to be bombastic in their actions. In my mind, they are insecure bullies and are afraid of Canadians. Ian Routledge, White Rock Q A question I would like to ask my voting neighbours and the Conservative backbenchers: Is allegiance to the Conservative party really more important to you than our duty for democracy and democratic principles? If you say democracy, then you cannot possibly justify supporting a mislabeled “Fair Elections Act” bill that editorial boards across this country, who have previously endorsed Prime Minister Stephen Harper, have condemned; that Canadian and global political science scholars plus current and past Chief Electoral Officers have condemned; that political pundits across the country and even the U.S. and U.K. have universally condemned; and respected Sheila Fraser, former auditor general has also condemned. How can Conservative MPs justify forcing their majority in the House of Commons and Senate for an Act that makes fundamental changes to
our electoral system? The bill appears to be bitter grudge acting out against all the Canadians that did not vote for them, as well as the supposed nonpartisan employees doing their jobs with respected and formerly credible methods. Any revisions to elections laws should have multi-party support, be evidence-based and look to the future. Pat Petrala, White Rock
‘New direction’ may be north Editor: Re: City names new planning director, March 20. So, according to previous Surrey deputy city manager Dan Bottrill – now White Rock’s city manager – White Rock is now planning to head into a “new direction.” Is it just a coincidence that it happens just at the same time as Surrey council is going to occupy their new castle in North Surrey? Could it be that they want a more working relationship – or integration – with Surrey, or what?
Because wasn’t the former Thornly/ Hayne Creative Communication Company – Bruce Hayne is now a Surrey councillor – very involved with White Rock’s rebranding to the silly name of “My City by the Sea”? There seem to be a lot of that my, my stuff going on like: my mountain, my hydro, my bank, my money, my sign, my gym, my year, etc. It seems as if there are now many people who want to take ownership of everything... just as they want to do with “My City by the Sea.” And who are the my, my people – it all seems to be coming from the same direction, and it may or may not be related to the “new direction” White Rock is heading to. Catharina Leidel, Surrey
Ignorance of discrimination Editor: The older I become and the more history read, the greater shame felt for being white. Horrible are the deeds done in the name of faith, country and commerce. Who can deny the stain in our past?
William Wilberforce spent his parliamentarian life to achieve the abolition of slavery in Britain and the Commonwealth. Since then, time has raised this noble people who were once put down as sub-human. Any discrimination today is sheer ignorance. We need a Canadian Wilberforce who will weep, sweat and toil in the complete libration of our native brothers and sisters. They are arising and shining in their traditions and ways, despite the shameful manacles holding them back. Remember well, without Tecumseh, there would not be a Canada. Beware, time also reveals a stern pendulum of retribution, exceeding justice, balances the scale. The perpetrators have long gone to their reward, and their great, great descendants bear the burden of correction. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada is a good start, but unfortunately it was formed for political reasons and not good will. The failure to hand over documents, without a court order, is perplexing and mean-spirited. Canada is better than this. Terry Miller, Surrey
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Marijuana stance doesn’t add up Editor: Re: Pot laws need adjusting, April 3 column. Canadian Medical Cannabis Partners are encouraged by columnist Frank Bucholtz’s acknowledgment that the right platform for medical-cannabis regulation is the provincial government and that municipalities need to engage the provinces to make this happen. After our five years of forward motion in this direction, it is so disheartening to hear our premier revert to the old rhetoric “federal jurisdiction.” If she won’t listen to patients, maybe she will listen to the municipalities who are also major stakeholders. With regards to the Surrey fire chief ’s report filled with innuendos, the only relationship between the criminal element and those with health issues that use cannabis as their medicine is the relationship the media and politicians create so they can support a misguided agenda of profiteering, now becoming legal profiteering on the backs of our sickest and weakest. Yes, there are there people who misuse the system for profit. According to RCMP 2010 reports, that number is 70. That does not justify throwing under the bus the 39,930-plus law-abiding patients using their cannabis for their personal medical conditions. It is time the province accepts responsibility and begins the process of developing a provincial strategy so that we can truly get the criminal element out of the marijuana business and allow patients their dignity to access. The federal Conservatives program will cause an increase to criminal activity, less “safe communities”
and more harm to legitimate folks with health issues. In 2010, there were 106,000 deaths by pharmaceuticals and zero deaths by cannabis. It is time for the media to report truth and support life. Joy Davies, White Rock Q Some simple research of Health Canada figures for B.C. compared and aligned against statistics from the BC Coroners Service makes interesting reading and puts the truth out there. We are being systematically misled by journalists and fire chiefs, whom I suspect have either failed to properly research this matter, are failing to do their professional duty or, potentially, have other agendas. The figures reveal that while personal-use production licenses (PUPLs) in B.C. increased sixfold in the five-year period 2007-2011, during that same period the number of fatalities in fires fell by more than 30 per cent. However, the hyperbole and frequent reference to claims that fire risks are 24-times higher for patients growing cannabis is little more than shameful. Furthermore, if the ratio of fatalities to PUPLs in 2007 had continued, the number of fatalities would have risen from 33 to 212 – when it actually fell to just 20. As well, if ‘experts’ could cite references for the marijuana mould catastrophe that is presumably causing mass hospitalizations and sickness, their opinions might carry some weight with the people of B.C. I suspect no such catastrophic situation exists. David Hutchinson, Surrey
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Conviction lands Surrey father 18-month sentence
House arrest for grow-op Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter
A single father of three who was convicted of producing marijuana and possession for the purpose of trafficking has been handed concurrent 18-month conditional sentences for the crimes. Nhuc Minh Ta, 48, learned his fate earlier this year in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. According to the reasons for sentence, officers with Surrey RCMP’s Marijuana Enforcement Team found a “relatively sophisticated” grow-op while executing a search warrant at a home in the 17200-block of 64A Street on Sept. 1, 2010. The home’s basement was divided into five separate grow rooms containing a total 584 plants at different stages of development; upstairs, five terrariums with 287 marijuana clones were located. At trial, held last year on Jan. 7-10 and Aug. 19, value of the crop was estimated at between $196,000 and $305,000. The court also heard the residence had had extensive renovations, including the installation of an exhaust system that ran from the basement, through two floors and into the attic. As well, it had a hydro bypass. During the search, police located a pair of pants containing Ta’s wallet and driver’s licence. In determining sentence Jan. 23, Justice Richard Goepel considered that Ta has no prior criminal record, has been on bail without incident since the grow-op was discovered and that he is the main support for his three children, aged 15 to 19 years old, and
his 86-year-old mother. “Outside of this matter, he appears to have been a law-abiding and contributing member to society since coming to this country in 1987,” Goepel found. Aggravating factors were the size and sophistication of the grow-op, and location. “This operation was undertaken in a residential neighbourhood and posed potential dangers to others in the neighbourhood both from the violence that can be associated with
grow operations and the serious risk that can be caused by an electrical by-pass,” Goepel found. “Mr. Ta stood to profit greatly from his enterprise. Absent any evidence to the contrary, I infer his sole motive was greed.” Crown had argued that a jail term of 15 months was appropriate, along with a weapons prohibition, a DNA order and forfeiture of goods seized during the 2010 search. Defense counsel asked Goepel to impose a conditional sentence.
Conditions of Ta’s term include one year of house arrest during which he may only leave his home for work, court or medical appointments, or religious-services, with the exception of four hours per week on a Saturday or Sunday. For the final six months of the term, Ta was ordered to abide by a curfew. Goepel also imposed a weapons prohibition, ordered Ta to submit a DNA sample and ordered forfeiture of the items seized by police.
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Reviving the 70s with the help of Best Builders Best Builders worked with Sarah Gallop Design Inc. to create a modernized home while still keeping the 70s style the owner wanted. By Kerry Vital Old is new again with Best Builders’ 70s-style project that has more than a touch of retro flair. In partnership with Sarah Gallop Design Inc., Best Builders was able to give the homeowners exactly what they were looking for while sticking to budget and bringing everything in on time. “The homeowner had a specific style in mind,” says Best
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added, including shoe storage in an entry pony wall for extra convenience and flat crown cabinetry that utilizes contrasting white and dark finishes. The master bedroom was moved downstairs and a spa-like ensuite was added, and the kitchen was moved from the centre of the home to the rear wall to create a great room-kitchen combination. A live edge wood bar top is included on the kitchen island for an extra touch of vintage style. The redesigned family room is now the favoured place for the whole family to spend time together, whether it’s doing homework or watching a movie by the fire. “Family comes first to the homeowner,” says Best. “It’s been a very well-received project.” The home has been named a finalist in three categories at the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association Ovation Awards, for Best Kitchen and Greatroom Renovation, Best Renovation: $300,000 to $499,999 and Best Outdoor Living Space: New or Renovated. The winners will be named on April 26. “We have a very strong team,” says Best. “We guarantee quality and take great pride in our finishing.”
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The BC Premier Baseball League season didn’t get off to a roaring start for the White Rock Tritons on the weekend. The South Surrey-based U18 team – which is aiming for a winning season and playoff berth for the first time since 2009 – dropped three of four games to the Okanagan Athletics last weekend in Kelowna. In the season-opener – and first game of a doubleheader – Saturday afternoon at Kelowna’s Elks Stadium, the Tritons led 5-4 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning. But, with one out, A’s Jarrid Young walked and, after advancing to second base after the next batter was hit by a pitch, later scored on a single to tie the game. The game then moved to extra innings, but the tie was short-lived as Okanagan right-fielder Matt Brodt walked in the Tom Melenchuk bottom of the eighth and, Tritons four batters later – after a walk, wild pitch and a hit batter – scored the winning run. Barry Caine was tagged with the loss for the visitors; the South Surrey pitcher was the fourth pitcher of the game for the Tritons. Scott Doucet started, lasting four-and-one-third innings, allowing five hits and four runs while striking out one. Anthony Aiello and Keaton Edwards also saw time on the mound in the loss. At the plate, White Rock was led by first baseman Tom Melenchuk, who had a triple and two runs-batted-in. After giving up the late lead in the opening, the Tritons fared far better in the second game Saturday. White Rock scored one run in the first inning – Jake Gill came around to score after being hit by a pitch to lead off the bottom of the inning – but then peppered Okanagan pitchers for three runs in each of the next three frames. The Athletics responded with a big third inning, scoring six runs to chase White Rock starting pitcher Allen Hogg from the game, but despite tacking on single runs in the fourth and seventh innings, it was not enough to win. Melenchuk – who hit .500 on the weekend
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got the ball to start the game, lasting four innings before he was replaced by Jason Hill. In the nightcap, the game was close in the early stages – Okanagan broke a scoreless tie in the third inning, when Trevor Lofstrom’s double scored a run. The home team added three more in the fifth and one in the sixth to seal the win. Offensively, White Rock struggled against Brodt, who went the distance for the Athletics, striking out eight while giving up just the one run. Barry Caine was the team’s lone runner to cross the plate, scoring in the fifth inning after an error by the Athletics’ catcher. Though they won just once, the Tritons did find success on the base paths, swiping
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More than 30 of the best graduating high school basketball players in the city suited up for the annual Surrey All-Star Classic earlier this month at Enver Creek Secondary. Both boys’ and girls’ games were held during the April 5 event, with players in dark jerseys on a Color team playing against Team White. Following the game, five players received scholarship awards. “The All Star Classic went very well,” said Rick Inrig of the organizing committee. “Insp. (Garry) Begg of the RCMP and Rick Ryan, Deputy Superintendent of the school district were there to present all participants with trophies and a commemorative shirt.” In the boys’ game, the White team defeated the Color team 98-74, with a pair of Tamanawis Wildcats leading the way for the winners. Parmvir Bains netted 22 points, including six treys, while Sukhjot Bains scored 17 points. In a balanced attack, the White team also got 13 points from Henry Madabueke of the Holy Cross Crusaders, 12 from Matt Grewal of the North Surrey Spartans, and 10
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GUTTER CLEANING, window cleaning, yard cleanup, pressure washing. 20 yrs exp. 778-384-4912 Gutter & Roof Cleaning since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627
PIANO: Upright apt size (Mason & Risch) FREE for pick up. Please call 604-536-5555 or email email@example.com
Call Ian 604-724-6373
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
BEST BUSY BOYS ROOFING LTD.
D Conversion from Cedar to Asphalt, Shingles, Fiberglass D 30, 40, 50 year Warranty. D WCB, BBB, Liability Ins. Free Estimates. Call Gary 604-599-5611 or Visit www.bestbusyboysroofing.com
MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, RENOVATION www.proficientrenovation.com or call 604-323-4111 for more details
Running this ad for 10yrs
3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour
A SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR. European trained. Specializing in Reno’s. Local refs. Reasonable Rates. Call 604-532-1710
WHITE ROCK RUBBISH REMOVAL
MOVING & STORAGE
1-4 Bedroom • Internals • Small & Big Moves • Internals • Single SingleItems Items •• Packing Packing Supplies s r
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MUST LOVE DOGS!!! Fostering and adoption needed for medium - large dogs. Bring a loved one home today! Call 604.583.4237 http://homeatlastdogrescuebc.ca
B & B MOBILE SERVICES
FIXIT PLUMBING & HEATING H/W Tanks, Reno’s, Boilers, Furn’s. Drain Cleaning. Ins. (604)596-2841
RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free!
A Gas Fitter ✭ Plumber RENOS & REPAIRS Excellent price on Hot Water Tanks Furnace, Boilers, Plumbing Jobs & Drain Cleaning
✭ 604-312-7674 ✭
FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1973
PITTBULL Puppies - Purebred. Born March 7th. Great bloodlines. $750-$1500. Call 604-761-6575.
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506
bradsjunkremoval.com But Dead Bodies!!
604.220.JUNK(5865) Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988
From 1, 3, 5, 7 & 10 Ton Trucks Licensed ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free Estimate/Senior Discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
UNDER $200 OFFICE SAFE 24 X 24 X 45” HIGH - $200: (604)531-7496
MISC. FOR SALE
LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE
FOR SALE AT
Never E’nuff Clothes
Shelving, Racks, Mannequins & more.
For details please call 604-536-5555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005
329 PAINTING & DECORATING MESA PAINTING INTERIOR and EXTERIOR Quality work at reas rates. Free Est. Michael (cell) 604-724-7458
POWER WASHING since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627
Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com
“White Rock & South Surrey’s Leading Renovator since 1989”
Call for FREE in-home consultation In-house design team and cabinet shop Let MPB make your renovation dreams come true!
www.mpbconstruction.com Showroom: Unit 62 - 15515 24th Ave. (at King George Blvd.) Tel: 604-538-9622
KILL BED BUGS & THEIR EGGS! Buy Harris Bed Bug Killer Complete Treatment Program or Kit. Available: Hardware Stores, Buy Online: homedepot.com KILL ROACHES! Buy Harris Roach Tablets. Eliminate Bugs - Guaranteed. No Mess, Odorless, Long Lasting. Available online only @ Ace Hardware & The Home Depot
Designing and renovating new kitchens, bathrooms, basements, house make-overs and additions since 1989
WHITE ROCK clean, bright, 1 Bdrm ste avail June 1st. Ocean view, 1 year lease req’d. $820/mo + $410 security dep. NS/NP (604)360-1403 WHITE ROCK, Marine Dr seaside condo, lge 1 bdrm 5 appls balcony covered prkg $950 incl heat & hotwater NS/NP 604-541-9914
WHITE ROCK SUNSET VILLA
$900 incls. HEAT & H/W. 1 block from Semiahmoo Mall. Available Immediately!
HOMES FOR RENT
Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca
CLOVERDALE: 6164 - 168 ST. 5 bdrm house. 2 bthrms, den, $1600/mo. NS/NP. Available now. 604-574-4410 or 604-537-5406
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
S.SURREY/OCEAN PARK Over 2000 sf. with 3Bdrm+, dble garage on quiet secluded church property. New fridge, kitchen floor and septic system. Avail. now. $2000 per month. Call Sheila at 604-535-8841
MOVING - MUST SELL *MISC GYM EQUIP & TREADMILL. *2 Olive green loveseats - like new. *Retro Couch. *Coffee table with 2 end tables (Mahogany). All in good cond! Open to offers. 604-880-4265
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
Ask about our
CALL TODAY! 604-803-5041 www.benchmarkpainting.ca
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
Service to fridges, stoves, washers, dryers & dishwashers. Reasonable. Also Appliance Removal Call Mark (604)536-9092
20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !
APPLIANCES Peace Arch Appliance
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.
WHITE ROCK - Central 1 bdrm. Walk to mall & bus. Quiet, adult oriented. N/S, N/P $830/mo. incls. heat/hot water, prkg. 604-535-3585
LAB PUPPIES. Chocolate, golden, black. 6 weeks. Ready. Mission area. $600. Norm 604-814-0706 LAB X PUPS, very eager, ready to go. $500. Call/text 604-845-3972 Chwk.
Entlebucher/Swiss Mtn pups, short-hair, family raised, gentle, vet chck, 1st shots, dewormed. $900 each. 604-795-7662.
Seniors Discount RELIABLE, SERVICE 7 days a week
MOVING? LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE
WHITE ROCK. 2 Bdrm Walk to mall/bus. $1195 inc heat / h.water, washer/dryer Adult oriented. NS/NP 604-536-9565 / 604-765-9565.
Difﬁculty Making Payments? No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663
Home Renovations - Kitchen, Bath, & New Addition. WCB, Insured, 25 Years. 604-209-8349 Excel-Tech
A1 BATH RENO’S. Bsmt suites, drywall, patios, plumbing, siding, fencing, roofing, landscaping, etc. Joe 604-961-9937.
WHITE ROCK. 1 & 2 bdrm suites Includes cable, heat & parking, NS/NP. Avail now. 604-535-0925
• DIFFICULTY SELLING? •
(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.
Call for appt to view 604.541.6276
639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES
1455 Fir St WHITE ROCK 1 Bdrm suite avail now Heat & hot wtr incl. Swimming pool & rec room On site mgr
Call 604-599-6854 We Buy Homes BC • All Prices • All Situations • • All Conditions • www.webuyhomesbc.com 604-657-9422
~ Fir Apartments ~
1 Bdrm. w/ D/W & Gas F/P Large balcony. Concrete building.
Chihuahua pups, playful, cuddly, family raised, vet check, 1st shots, avail now. $525. 604-794-5844
RESIDENTIAL LAND with or without a house Surrey or Langley
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley
.A East West Roofing & Siding Co. Repairs, new roofs, torching, gutter services. 10% off. 604-783-6437
AFFORDABLE RENOVATIONS Kitch, bthrms, bsmts & floor finishing. Prof. & Fast Service. Free Est. Call (604)626-7941
$597000 / 2br - 1180ft² Gorgeous Ocean view condo 704-1473 Johnston Road White Rock Unsurpassed finishing’s in this chic West coast architecturally Bosa designed condo. A view that will take your breath away. Motivated sellers. Will consider trade.Call today for your private viewing Jody Blizard Homelife Benchmark Realty,604-3569811
TILES, REPAIR, RENOVATION visit www.mastercraftceramics.com or call 604-220-3867 for more details
MISC. FOR SALE
566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING
AT YOUR SERVICE. Carpentry, Concrete, Painting, Rubbish Removal. Call Dave (604)999-5056
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.
Retired Fireﬁghter Handyman • All Interior Work • Tiles • Trim • Drywall • Plumbing • Painting * Experienced * Reliable Roger 604-679-0779
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
RENE’S SPRAY & BRUSH PAINTING
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
SPRING SUPER SPECIAL SALE Gutter windows skylights siding for $350. (under 2500sf) We use soap to shine your house. Taking care of your property since 2000. People love our Service. WCB Insured 604-861-6060
D Garden Maint./re-design D Vacation Watering D Small Shrub Shaping D Soil Blends 604-542-9029/604-838-8341
WALNUT GROVE - lrg. 2200 sq.ft. 4 bdrm. + den home on 1 acre. Partially furnished. Dble garage. S/S appliances, gas fireplace, large fam. room. N/S. Requires no yard work. $2500 per month. Available Now. Short or long term rental. Louise 604-888-2226.
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
ENVIROMetal scrap car removal we pay top $$$ for ALL vehicles cash in hand 24/7 lic’d & family run call us for a quote (604)349-6447 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200 The Scrapper
Rosemary Centre 3388 Rosemary Hts Cres. Surrey, ground floor office/retail unit 526 sq ft.; 2nd floor office spaces from 220 sq ft. to 859 sq ft. in quiet Rosemary area.
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
Call 536-5639 to view & for rates
RENT TO OWN
APARTMENT/CONDO ACTIVE SENIOR 1 & 2 Bedrooms
Well maintained Concrete High Rise in White Rock close to shopping.
Swimming Pool & All Amenities. UTILITIES INCLUDED. NS/NP
Skyline Apts White Rock Quiet community oriented living.
1 & 2 Bdrm Suites Hot Water & U/G Parking Incl
Call 604-536-8499 www.cycloneholdings.ca
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.
604-451-6676 S.Surrey Pacifica Retirement Resort, 1 bdrm grnd flr, patio, mtn view with amens, W/D, sec prkg. Sm pet ok, n/s. $2200. Janis 604-202-8000.
OCEAN PARK lrg bdrm, up, furn., sink, lndry. $475. Now. ns/np. Sml portion hydro/gas. 604-535-5953.
MURRAYVILLE 2 Bdrm +den gr/lvl, 1500 sq/ft, 2 baths, priv ent, gas f/p, all appli’s. NS/NP. $1400 incl utils. Suit mature tenants. 604-534-1619 or 604-809-9291. S. SURREY 176/40th. 2 or 1 Bdrm G/L ste. Incl heat, light, net & cble. N/S, N/P. Avail now. 604-613-6045 WHITE ROCK. 15506 Buena Vista. 1 bdrm + den, shared w/d. $950 elec/gas incl. Suits quiet indiv. N/S N/P. Phone 604-250-0017. W.R: Bright lrg g/lvl 1Bdrm, lots of closets, 4app, newer flrs/bthrm Ns/np. Now. $800. 604-318-1188
ROOMS FOR RENT
WHITE ROCK - BEACH, charming furnished cozy studio/bdrm. Ocean view, patio. N/S, N/P. $675/mo. Call 778-881-0169
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2009 WELLS CARGO TRAILER SW8, 5ft. x 8ft. Black w/ wood flr.
ONLY USED 3 TIMES for catering events. Bought brand new off lot. No accidents. Mint Cond. $3200obo. 604-488-9161 South Surrey
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Peace Arch News
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