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Semiahmoo First Nation maintains BNSF needs permission to replace train bridge
Trestle won’t budge ‘without band OK’ Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter
While BNSF has said the deteriorating rail bridge over the Little Campbell River can be replaced as early as this summer by accessing it via rail-owned land, Semiahmoo First Nation disagrees. This trestle is on property belonging to Semiahmoo First Nation and any work to address its condition must go through the proper channels first, band spokesperson
Joanne Charles said Friday. While safety is the Semiahmoo’s numberone concern, Charles said, there is more to repairing or replacing the trestle than most people realize. “This is complicated… a very complex legal matter and a legal issue,” Charles told Peace Arch News. The corroded condition of the bridge has been a subject of concern for years – most recently, in the year since the Lac Mégantic,
Que. derailment. It has been earmarked by the railway for replacement since 2011. BNSF spokesperson Gus Melonas told PAN last July and again in January that the company was negotiating with the Semiahmoo for access to build a replacement bridge. April 29, railway officials told White Rock Coun. Grant Meyer and city manager Dan Bottrill they “had a plan” for the trestle, and Melonas then told PAN last week that replacement work could begin within
months and is anticipated to be complete by the end of the year. It would be done using technology that can be applied from railroad property, he said. But Charles said nothing can be done – including from railway property – until full consultation has taken place with the band, Transport Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and formal permissions are in place. i see page 2
Summit costs city after all Kevin Diakiw Black Press
Surrey taxpayers spent more than $30,000 in police overtime costs and tickets for city staff for this year’s Surrey Regional Economic Summit. Surrey’s sixth-annual summit – held on Feb. 18 – included former prime ministers Julia Gillard (Australia), George Papandreou (Greece) and Ehud Barak (Israel). Surrey has long said the cost of speakers at the yearly event is completely covered through ticket sales and sponsorships. The city won’t disclose the cost of the speakers, nor the amount received by way of sponsorships or ticket sales, citing that those things are within the control of the Pace Group, which organizes the event. However, taxpayers did cover the costs of police overtime for this year’s event, a figure that reached $24,300. There was an additional $5,600 in officer amenities, such as food, portable toilets, etc. The city also paid for six tickets for staff at $499 apiece, for a total of $2,994. The Pace Group gave the city 20 complimentary tickets. That brings the city’s investment in the event to $32,894. i see page 4
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Celina Strachan, a casual employee for the City of White Rock, walks the picket line outside city hall Monday morning.
Garbage pickup on hold as all city worksites behind picket line
Full-scale strike for White Rock workers Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter
Striking City of White Rock employees ramped up job action Monday, withdrawing services and putting up picket lines at all city worksites. The move is the latest in job action that began May 1 with withdrawal of services at city hall, continued May 5 with an overtime ban and expanded Thursday and Friday when public-works employees walked off the job. The citywide shutdown will continue “until
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“The city manager, all he has to do is step outside and say, let’s meet.” Thursday’s rotating job action affected garbage and recycling collection, maintenance of the sewer system, street cleaning and parks and road maintenance, with a picket line outside the city’s Keil Street facility starting at 6 a.m. Monday, all five city facilities – city hall, the works yard, Centennial Arena, Kent Street Activity Centre and White Rock Community Centre – were affected. Only city hall remained open. i see page 2
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Garbage concerns residents i from page 1 The union issued 72-hour strike notice on April 28, after mediated bargaining did not bring the two sides to an agreement. Bottrill said last week that while the job action is manageable, non-unionized employees would not fill the gap in garbage, green waste and recycling collection. Monday, he reiterated that as long as staff are striking, garbage and recycling will not be picked up. Residents and businesses have the option to take their waste to the landfill, he said. It is not an option that residents who have contacted PAN are impressed with. “The City of White Rock is not being responsible and leaving the garbage and recycling problem to the homeowners who are paying for the services,” Janet McCracken writes in an email. A Victoria Avenue resident who wouldn’t give his name predicted few, if any, would go the landfill route, given the added cost. “Our cans are full, they’re still sitting on the street,” he said. Bottrill said residents can get the latest information about impacts of the job action on the city’s website (www.whiterockcity.ca). In addition to city hall remaining open, Bot-
trill said, bylaw enforcement is taking place. Guraliuk said the citywide action is hoped to send a strong message to White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin and city council about returning to the bargaining table. Outside the public works yard Thursday, Guraliuk said the employees are prepared to continue with job action “as long as it takes.” While union officials had initially promised to give 24-hours’ notice of job action, Bottrill said that promise was broken when public-works employees walked off the job Thursday. Notice was given at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday, he said. “We’re a little disappointed that the union didn’t honour their promise,” he said. Guraliuk, however, said the union is “not bound” to give a full-day’s notice. In response to comments made to PAN by Baldwin last week about the impending strike, Guraliuk said the mayor is “out of touch with the needs of his frontline employees.” “The leadership should not be calling our issues trivial,” he said. “If our issues are so trivial, how come we’re here?” Key issues for the union include the need for protection for members who become seriously ill and clear hours of work.
Trestle issue complex: Charles i from page 1 Charles said BNSF walked away from talks last month. “We’re not in consultation at the moment, we are hoping to engage in consultation with those departments,” she said. “The bridge is located on Semiahmoo First Nation land and before (BNSF) can do anything to those lands, they need to consult, accommodate and reconcile with Semiahmoo First Nation.” Charles said the situation is difficult to
explain and, without the history behind it, easily misunderstood – including by media. That lack of understanding has made the band “not look in a good favour,” she said, referring to previous PAN articles that noted efforts to reach the band for comment had been unsuccessful. “It’s band business and it’s complex.” Ultimately, Charles said, authority to do any work must come from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, provided the band agrees.
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Three men charged but police suspect larger group still targeting high-end residences
No end in sight to property-crime spree Kevin Diakiw Black Press
Surrey Mounties are warning the public about a wave of property crime, spearheaded by a group believed to be responsible for theft throughout Metro Vancouver. It’s thought that the thefts will continue even after three arrests in Surrey in March. Police say the suspects are believed to be part of a larger group that is responsible for multiple residential break-and-enters, in which high-end residences that are believed to contain expensive jewelry and currency are targeted. In addition, the group conducts a number of checks to ensure the homes are unoccupied prior to attempting a break-in, police say. “Our investigators have been very active monitoring individuals believed to be associated with this group and will continue to do so,” said Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet. “Due to the prolific nature of these crimes, however, we are reminding residents to be extra vigilant in securing their homes and properties. This is also the time of year
where we usually see a rise in residential thefts as people leave more windows and garage doors open. As a result, we urge residents to review their home safety measures to reduce their chances of becoming a victim.” Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP’s Property Crime Target Team at 604-599-0502 or Crime
Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS if they wish to remain anonymous. Thefts under $5,000 can also be reported online through the Surrey RCMP website. On March 20, investigators arrested three suspects following a series of residential break-and-enters in Surrey. They are Surrey’s Stanley Calvin Price, 33, Wyatt James William, 28, of Kamloops, and Glen Allan
Nelson, 31, of Surrey. Price and William are charged with four counts of break-and-enter with intent to commit an offence, while Nelson faces three counts of the same charge. For more information on protecting property, visit the ‘protecting yourself ’ section of the BC RCMP website, www.bc.rcmp-grc. gc.ca
RCMP detachment becomes stolen-cache dispenser From artwork to electronics, tools, sports equipment, memorabilia, jewelry, clothing and even bottles of alcohol, the Langley RCMP found so much stolen property at a Surrey residence that they had to rent a three-ton truck to haul it all away. Now, they’d like to return the unclaimed items to their rightful owners. The mountain of stolen property was recovered during the execution of a search warrant on March 16 in the 5500-block of 129 Street. The home’s only occupant, a woman, was arrested during the search for outstanding warrants.
Officers from Langley’s Street Enforcement Unit spent the entire day filling the rental truck, as well as two additional vehicles. Police also recovered a 2002 Porsche Boxster (since returned to its owner) which had been stolen during a break-and-enter in Surrey over the Valentine’s Day weekend. In all, more than 160 items were seized. Police believe most was taken during break-and-enters in Surrey and Langley from November to March. To view the remaining unclaimed items, visit www.langley.rcmp-grc.gc.ca
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Good Samaritans rushed to help a woman after her car veered into a ditch on 24 Avenue in South Surrey and burst into flames.
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Crash victim wants to thank rescuers Sarah Massah Staff Reporter
The quick work of three Good Samaritans helped save the life of a woman after her car veered into a South Surrey ditch and burst into flames Wednesday evening. Mark Heath, 62, said he was driving eastbound on 24 Avenue near 142 Street around 6 p.m. when he saw a white Volkswagen on fire and two men, ❝You’re thinking, Mike Stoneburgh maybe this thing is and Chris Griffith, going to explode…❞ struggling to pull the driver out. Mark Heath The South Surrey man – who noted that at 275 pounds, he believed he could provide the extra pull to get the driver out – rushed into the ditch to help.
“I was up to my waist in mud,” Heath recalled. “I jumped in and went over and got my arms around her shoulders and we were able to release her foot from whatever it was stuck on and get her out.” Once the three men were able to get her to the street, Heath retrieved a blanket from his
truck to keep her warm. “Her eyes were open and she was blinking, but she wasn’t able to talk,” Heath said, noting that he believed she may have suffered a medical emergency. While waiting for emergency crews, Heath grabbed two fire extinguishers from a passing van and worked to douse the blazing car. “You just do it,” he said. “You’re thinking, maybe this thing is going to explode, so we better get the hell out of here, so that’s what we did, get her out as quick as we could.” Surrey RCMP confirmed Friday that the woman was taken to hospital following the accident and was experiencing back pain. She did not wish to make her name public but told police she would like to eventually meet – and thank – her rescuers.
A man found guilty two years ago of having two semi-automatic guns concealed in the back seat of a car in South Surrey has lost an appeal of his conviction. Saekwan Lee was convicted in Surrey Provincial Court in 2012 of two counts of possessing a prohibited weapon without a licence. Lee appealed his conviction on the grounds that the trial judge misinterpreted the evidence. It was January 2009 when police were called to 16 Avenue and 128 Street in response to a complaint about a loud noise and two vehicles in the area of the Ocean Park Shopping Centre. Because both vehicles left abruptly, an RCMP officer followed and attempted to pull them over. While one sped off, a red Ford Explorer stopped. With a strong marijuana smell coming from the vehicle, the officer asked the driver and Lee (the passenger) to exit. The Explorer was then searched and a plastic bag was found partially under the back seat. Inside were two semiautomatic pistols, both with their serial numbers ground off. Through forensics, seven identifiable fingerprints were found, five of which were Lee’s. Three B.C. Appeal Court justices agreed with the trial judge that the evidence was sufficient. “The bag had a number of the appellant’s fingerprints on it,” wrote Justice Richard Goepel in his April 24 decision. “In my view, it cannot be said that the conviction is unreasonable and not supported by the evidence.”
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in February it was planning to lease 45,000 square feet, which is expected to generate about $550,000 annually for the city. The old hall became available when Surrey moved to a new $100-million facility in North Surrey in February. The former hall has been vacant since. Crown counsel is expected to take over the main floor of the old hall, which used to be the
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Summit an absolute boon: Hepner summit is coming out of Surrey payers didn’t have to pay policing i from page 1 costs for Richard Bransen when Surrey Coun. Linda Hepner, taxpayers’ pockets. Surrey RCMP Sgt. Dale Carr he came in 2012, or Steve Forbes co-chair of the summit, said that whatever the city is spending, it’s said Thursday the federal gov- in 2010. ernment requires cities to adeBut for four other years, overproving well worth it. “The heart of the matter is where quately protect international dig- time policing costs were borne the city is going as far as vision nitaries. That means Surrey tax- by city taxpayers. and leadership,” Hepner said. “I think for the City at White Rock Beach of Surrey, that event has been an absolute boon, to • Fri., May 16 • Wed., May 14 • Thurs., May 15 both our reputation and • Tues., May 13 Ht./m Ht./ft. TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. TIME the climate.” Hepner said the Mount- 03:52 3.8 12.5 04:24 3.9 12.8 00:14 3.0 9.8 01:06 3.1 10.2 ies’ presence was “within 11:09 0.8 1.6 04:59 3.9 12.8 05:37 3.8 12.5 2.6 11:45 0.5 the RCMP operational 18:25 3.8 12.5 19:09 4.1 13.5 12:23 0.3 0.7 1.0 13:04 0.2 budget.” 20:41 4.3 14.1 23:24 3.0 9.8 19:54 4.2 13.8 In fact, the Mounties exceeded their overtime • Thrifty Foods* • A&W* • Mark's Work Wearhouse* • Stihl* • The Brick* • Mason's Furniture* budget by $2.7 million THIS • Lowes* • SmartSource* • Vision Electronics* • Home Depot* • Domino's Pizza* • Liquor Depot* during the force’s fis- TUES. • Everything Spring* cal year, April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. The FLYERS MORE FLYERS ONLINE ☛ overtime cost for the
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Fassbender talks educational funding, teacher job action
Minister’s year of learning Alex Browne Staff Reporter
the expense of teachers paper around,” he said. having a good living and “It’s the same thing in an assured future; they’re the schools – I see so not exclusive (goals).” many dedicated teachers However, Fassbender working really hard for said he doesn’t believe the sake of the kids.” teachers are underpaid, The basic challenges of adding that they have “a apportioning resources great benefits package” for education throughout and “teach 188 days out Peter Fassbender B.C. remain the same, of the year”. Education Minister he said, even though He also disputed BCTF the demands seem to be claims that class sizes more intense. average at 30 pupils, citing minFor every area where popuistry figures that peg the average lation growth is exploding and for the province at 19.4 students. enrolment projections are still Fassbender said he would like being adjusted, there are other to see the province move toward districts where enrolment is more “personalized” education actually declining, he said. and said the current provincial Even in a single district like initiative toward more skills Surrey (which serves both Surrey training and apprenticeship pro- and White Rock), demand is far grams as indicative of “a real from consistent, he said. sense of urgency to reorganize “White Rock doesn’t have the the education system to meet the same growth in students that demands that are coming.” Surrey has,” he noted. “I’m not “It’s an awesome responsibility, sure you will ever solve these but exciting,” he said.’ kinds of school planning probFassbender said his past experi- lems. Projecting growth is an ence – as a City of Langley mayor, imperfect science.” councillor and Metro Vancouver While he said he well underrepresentative – prepared him stands the appetite for more not to be surprised by the chal- investment in education, he must lenges of his portfolio. respect the limits of taxpayers. He also said he has been “The thing I get all the time is impressed by the “dedication of that ‘we just need more money’,” people who work in the system.” he said. “That’s easy to say, and “I don’t see a lot of… bureau- it may be true, but where does it crats who sit there and push come from?”
He believes the challenges of providing the best education for B.C.’s children – on a limited provincial budget – remain unchanged. But Education Minister Peter Fassbender says he’s “an eternal optimist” who believes that improvements are possible – even with the current job action and evident philosophic rifts – given the underlying commitment of teachers, support staff and school boards around the province. At an informal media lunch at his constituency office Friday, the Surrey-Fleetwood MLA reflected on a year in office, and almost a year in his portfolio. Fresh from an earlier meeting with Surrey school trustees and other area MLAs to discuss local needs, Fassbender said he is committed to being an advocate for schools in his home riding, but it’s a responsibility that must be tempered by his oversight of the education system provincewide. Inevitably, the BCTF’s current ‘Stage 1’ job action by teachers, launched April 23, in which teachers are not providing supervision of students outside the classroom, figured in his lookback over the year. Teachers contracts expired last June and BCTF president Jim Iker has said the withdrawal of “non-essential services” is part of an escalating job action in response to slow negotiation over wages – the union claims its members earn lower salaries compared with teachers in other provinces – and the need for smaller class sizes. Fassbender said he sees the current action as “disruptive” for families, and he admitted the government is currently “pushing back” against BCTF wage demands he said would see a 20 per cent increase over three years. “The ‘ask’ the BCTF has put on the table is out of step with every public sector union we’re settled with,” he said. “We’ve already put an offer on the table, but we have not seen a commensurate response – we’re kind of at an impasse.” Doug Charles, manager and the friendly Fassbender said he has tried to build a better relastaff at Penguin Meats, present tionship between the education ministry and teachers since being appointed of White Rock with a $250 Gift Certificate. minister last June. “We’re really trying to Milke was the lucky winner take the negativity out of the relationship – of Penguin Meats Spring Sale Draw. although we’re accused of doing the opposite,” he said. “I absolutely respect the importance of education to the future of the community and the nation, and I respect the role of teachers, I 1554 JOHNSTON RD. (152nd) WHITE ROCK respect the profession. I care about kids and the 604-531-1447 www.penguinmeats.ca future, and that’s not at
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he federal government’s temporary foreign-worker program is unfair to both Canadian and foreign workers. Though it’s getting attention now, this controversy is not a new one – it has been an ongoing issue for more than two years. And it reared its head again last month when it was revealed that three Victoria fast-food restaurants had hired foreign workers in place of Canadians. As a result, Employment Minister Jason Kenney suspended the food industry’s access to the program, pending a review, amid allegations of rule breaking. It’s easy to suggest the federal government should let free-market forces of supply and demand address shortfalls in the labour market. The problem is, Canada doesn’t have enough workers, and the situation is only going to get worse without opening the doors to more immigrants. At the moment, one in six Canadian employers is reporting a “shortage of un/ semi-skilled labour” as a major business problem; nearly a third are reporting “shortage of skilled labour.” Unemployment is near or below what is conventionally considered “zero” in every province west of Ontario (and that’s after the foreign workers have raised those unemployment rates a percentage point, as one recent study suggests). The simplistic solution to the problem is to raise the minimum wage enough to encourage Canadians to line up and take those jobs, but that won’t wash well with business owners, nor will it help in the longterm. It is not an effective solution for now, nor the future. As Canadians age – watch out, the Baby Boomers are beginning to retire – workers and tax dollars will be needed more than ever to keep the country afloat. Those who say, defiantly, that “Canadian jobs are for Canadians” may be right in theory, but what if there aren’t enough Canadians to fill those jobs – or want those jobs at all? Foreign workers may well be the only answer.
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he NDP’s holy war against changes at least represents an area being given to the Agricultural Land Reserve broader latitude for secondary uses got nastier last week, as it became on farmland, warned of drought in clear it was defenders of the status quo California. The history of this is currently a hot topic in the quasi-religious who were being mowed down. climate-change debate. Ever since legislation was Tom Fletcher Meanwhile in the real British tabled to divide the ALR into two zones, with greater emphasis Columbia, life and farming go on under the existing farmlandon social and economic needs protection regime. to help viability of farms in the The largest ALR exclusion Kootenay, Interior and North in B.C. history took a big step regions, almost all the protest forward last week, as a federalhas been from unaffected areas. provincial review panel issued And much of it depends on its report on the Site C dam emotion rather than fact. proposed for the Peace River. In the legislature, Nanaimo The panel noted that the dam MLA Leonard Krog rose to would flood 2,775 hectares praise the late Dave Stupich, of farmland, representing who birthed the ALR sacred all seven categories of soil cow as agriculture minister in 1973. Krog likened Stupich to the Biblical quality. Opponents use a figure about twice that size, as if all the affected land Daniel for his bravery in preserving was farmable. farmland for our children’s children. The panel accepted that this land, Cowichan Valley MLA Bill Routley did including the small amount of microhis signature “jiggery pokery” routine, climate bottom land, represents 0.2 per this time accusing cabinet minister cent of the Peace region’s farm receipts. I Bill Bennett of being “giddy” at the would add that’s because what is farmed prospect of paying off his friends with at all is mostly growing hay, which development land. Before he gets too requires minimum capital and labour. jiggery outside the protection of the “It has potential, to be sure, but its legislative chamber, he would be well unique and irreplaceable contribution advised to find some evidence. would be for those labour-intensive Stikine MLA Doug Donaldson, who
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crops. like vegetables, which are not remotely practical in a labour-short region,” the report states. We have to bring in Mexican guest workers to get vegetable and fruit crops off in the Fraser Valley and Okanagan. For a five-month growing season in the bush outside Fort St. John? This is a classic example of the religious fervor that replaces reason among the southern faithful of the ALR. And how is the status quo working? Summerland council just voted to swap 80 hectares of flat farmland for 90 hectares further away in the Summerland Hills. The town is on restricted lakeshore terrain and the council wants to increase its urban zone, using the community need provisions that are enhanced by the current legislative amendments. This was after a loud demonstration organized with the help of a fake grassroots protest machine called LeadNow, complete with slick signs and website. (LeadNow also helped round up anti-pipeline protesters this past weekend.) The media were fooled as usual, but not Summerland council. LeadNow has moved on to lining up people to flood the Agricultural Land Commission with form letters and petitions against Summerland’s plan. The B.C. Agriculture Council, whose board first supported and then objected to the ALR amendments, has clarified its objections. It wants flexibility for secondary uses extended to the prime farmland zones of the Okanagan, Fraser Valley and southern Vancouver Island. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. 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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A call to service Editor: Re: Prides of White Rock to disband, May 1. Saddened to hear that the local Lions Club will be disbanding on June 30. As a 40-something who grew up in White Rock, I remember attending numerous pancake breakfasts and polar bear swims as a child, where I learned what a hot toddy was. My father was a member and it seemed as much about the social aspect not just the service. Made me realize there are fewer service clubs around these days where face-to-face interactions are required. Come on, business professionals of White Rock. Let’s get together and form a new service club! You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and we could crowd fund the polar bear swim and even attend virtually via Skype or FaceTime. Stuart Libby, White Rock
So few wild places left Editor: Last month, the day before Earth Day, I took my usual walking route down to the beach from North Bluff Road, following Dolphin Street down the hill to the bluff that divides East Beach from West Beach. As I approached Marine Drive, my attention was captured by the spectacularly vibrant red tulips in the private garden at the foot of Dolphin. In the distance, I noticed the sand decorated with those swirling pools so characteristic of low tide on Semiahmoo Bay. My personal gauge of how ‘present’ I am is how long it takes me to notice the level of the tide. I felt the chill of the moist air moving in from the U.S. peninsula across the bay, and I zipped up my jacket. It was only then that I noticed the devastation. Much of the natural habitat beyond the railing on Marine Drive had been removed! The bank was now an ugly brown scar. Previously, the foliage was full of birds seeking refuge and sustenance before or after their flights around the bay. This time of year, the shrubs would hide nests and baby birds. I used to rest on an attractive bench, now also removed, facing the sea. Before long, the birds would start to appear from behind their leafy hideouts. They would perch on the Fido Fountain, now covered, and drink the fresh water. It was a delight for the senses, listening to the chirping and watching their acrobatics. There are so few wild places left in White Rock. These are where the birds live! Why is money being spent to clear the few remaining natural habitats? Will the bank now be shotcreted to keep it stable? When living by water it is important to keep the foreshore
as natural as possible, yet another section of natural foreshore has been destroyed. What an eyesore for both residents and visitors, and what a heartbreak for those of us who love to watch the birds.
One of the great joys for those walking the promenade at the foot of the bluff was looking up and seeing eagles perched in the trees. Those trees are now gone. People lucky enough to live by the
sea can surely enjoy the beauty of their location while also preserving the bird habitat. It’s unfortunate that birds can’t vote. Diane Johnson, White Rock
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Newspaper owner David Black held up a jar of bitumen in 2012, when he announced plans for a refinery in Kitimat.
Discord over oil-safety solution Editor: Re: Slightest risk is unacceptable (April 22); Better for B.C., better for all (April 25), columns by David Black. Continued safe marine and pipeline transport of hydrocarbons is in everybody’s interest, so Canadians can realize value for resources and oil producers can continue to deliver jobs and economic benefits. No one wants a spill of any product at any time. The performance track record over the past 50 years is good, but even still, work is ongoing to improve prevention and ensure producers, transportation companies and spill-responders have the best information available to manage products safely and make the best plans possible for response, containment and cleanup in the event of an incident. The columns by David Black (owner of Black Press, Peace Arch News’ parent company) incorrectly suggested the Canadian oil industry is not interested in the proposed refinery project and that transporting diluted bitumen is more risky than transporting other types of oil because of its chemical properties. Fact is, oil producers are seeking increased access to existing and new markets – in Canada, the U.S. and internationally – to satisfy market demand for increasing Canadian oil production. All options to achieve that goal are worthy of study. And diluted bitumen – oil sands bitumen diluted with natural gas liquids that allow it to flow – is no more dangerous than other types of crude oil. Chemically, there’s nothing about diluted bitumen the transportation system cannot be prepared to manage. Whether it moves by pipelines or tankers, diluted bitumen meets the same specifications and behaves the same as other crude oils. Oil floats on water if it has an API gravity above 10 degrees. Diluted bitumen has an API gravity of 20-22 degrees. Any type of oil spilled in water eventually “weathers” and can be driven below the surface by waves or currents. Diluted bitumen behaves the same way. There have been several scientific studies on diluted bitumen. This year, the federal government released a research study that demonstrated diluted bitumen floats on salt water – even after evaporation and exposure to light. The study was commissioned by Environment Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Natural Resources Canada as part of the government’s plan to implement a world-class prevention, preparedness and response regime for marine transportation. Results will be used to inform spill responders and help guide research. Our industry is focused on responsible development of Canada’s resources. We welcome transparency on
our safety and environmental performance, based on sound science. As producers, we transport oil with care and attention at all times. We expect all transportation providers to deliver safe services in a responsible manner. Greg Stringham, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Calgary ••• David Black responds: In his response, Greg Stringham makes assertions about the behavior of diluted bitumen (dilbit) in salt water that are at best half-truths. He states dilbit floats on salt water and is no more dangerous at sea than other types of oil. That is wrong. It is more dangerous at sea, and infinitely more so than refined fuels like diesel and gasoline. What Stringham doesn’t mention is the same report from Environment Canada goes on to say that dilbit sinks in seawater when there is sediment present. Another study by a top U.S. environmental chemist, Jeff Short, says the same thing. It was filed by the Gitxaala Nation to the National Energy Board in March 2013, so Stringham is well aware of it. That study says animal and plant matter, like plankton, as well as sediment, cause the dilbit to sink. Our entire coast has sediment and plankton in abundance. Our rivers are glacial and full of silt. Plankton is omnipresent, which is why the whales are here, and shallow seas like Hecate Strait throw up huge amounts of sediment from the bottom in storms. Dilbit will sink in our waters if there is a spill and it will harden up like caulking material on beaches and the intertidal zone. The intertidal zone includes large mud flats in the midcoast because the tidal range is more than 20 feet there. How would we ever get them clean again? Stringham also says our Canadian oil industry is interested in the Kitimat-refinery idea. That is news to me. I have talked to all the companies and there is no interest whatsoever. That is why I am spearheading the project. It will keep dilbit out of tankers and provide an enormous value-add for BC. Canada’s oil industry needs a west coast pipeline. Coastal First Nations, the Yinka Dene First Nations, Prince Rupert, Kitimat, Terrace, Smithers, the provincial and federal NDP, the federal Liberals, the provincial and federal Green Party, many blue-collar unions and the majority of folks in B.C. are against Northern Gateway’s idea of putting dilbit in tankers. A refinery is economically viable. Why is it so hard for our oil industry to see that the way forward is to build a green refinery which will cut greenhouse gases by 50 per cent, create thousands of jobs, generate billions of new annual taxes, and gain acceptance for a safe pipeline?
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Peace bond appeal A White Rock man who appealed a Surrey court decision that resulted in a peace bond against him says he is not letting a recent dismissal of the proceedings in Supreme Court sway his efforts to prove his rights were violated. Roderick Louis told Peace Arch News he filed an application with the B.C. Court of Appeal on April 23 to challenge both last year’s provincial-court proceedings and last month’s B.C. Supreme Court ruling. In July 2013, Judge Ann Rounthwaite imposed a peace bond on Louis, 50, following a charge of “fear of injury/damage by another person.” The charge stemmed from a 2011 incident in which another resident of Louis’s Martin Drive building alleged she was followed and filmed to the point she feared for her personal safety. Rounthwaite concluded the complainant had “reasonable grounds to fear” her neighbour. Following a hearing April 4 in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster, Justice Lance Bernard dismissed a trio of appeal applications – including one asking for a new trial – that were filed by Louis in connection with the provincialcourt proceedings. According to the BCCA application, Louis is seeking to appeal both rulings. He submits that his rights as a self-represented defendant were “unjustifiably infringed” at the provincial-court level, in part by the refusal of the prosecutor “to have any contact with me.” It compromised Louis’s ability to prepare for the hearing and fully defend himself against the allegations, the document states. Louis also claims the Supreme Court erred on points including finding that the provincial court did not err in ruling he could not “introduce evidence of motivations for dishonesty among the complainant and other Crown witnesses”; and, in finding the provincial court did not err in imposing conditions that “go far beyond what the(findings) imply is required for the safety of the complainant.” – Tracy Holmes
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Foreign-worker issue incites frustration
Frontline tension builds: MP 5-year Custom Jeff Nagel Black Press
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Pattullo support requested Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter
New Westminster officials have asked the City of White Rock to support their call to rehabilitate the Pattullo bridge and build a new four-lane structure further upstream to link Surrey and Coquitlam. In a presentation at the White Rock Community Centre last month, New Westminster Coun. Jaimie McEvoy told his seaside counterparts that the idea will be far better for his city than two options being supported by TransLink – a new Pattullo Bridge with either four or six lanes. File photo New West is already struggling New Westminster Coun. with additional traffic since the Jaimie McEvoy (left) speaks to tolled Port Mann bridge opened, members of White Rock council and it simply cannot handle any about the Pattullo Bridge. more, he said. “This has seriously affected the ning trucks from the Pattullo livability of New Westminster,” and where responsibility lies for McEvoy said, citing an increase replacing needed infrastructure of about 75 per cent in truck trafin New West if a six-lane bridge fic alone. is built – McEvoy said he believes “There is simply no room a better approach to regional within our narrow streets to planning is needed. accommodate additional traffic.” many options in terms of trying “If we had that better system, The four- and six-lane Pattullo to handle that traffic,” he said. New Westminster wouldn’t have Bridge options were among six “I believe in freedom of move- to go out pleading with other shortlisted last fall by a joint ment… (but) we have back alleys councils for support.” review team consisting of Trans- that are clogged up.” White Rock council voted Link and the cities of New WestIn response to questions from unanimously (with Coun. Al minster and Surrey. White Rock council members Campbell absent) to receive the McEvoy said statistics show – who asked about tolls, ban- information. New West generates 22,000 commuter-vehicle trips per day. Since the Thank you to our supportive Business Community Port Mann tolls kicked in, for your generous donations to the children of that traffic has increased by more than 6,000. “We don’t have very No. 13 Holding Ltd Cobbs Ocean Park Fine Westland Insurance Contour Laser & Skin Meats Fairmont Hotel, Cora Breakfast and Ocean Park Pizza & Vancocuver Lunch, Peninsula Village Pub Glowbal Collection Village Oxygen Yoga & Fitness Jeld-Wen Windows & Cotton 'n' Crayon Paige One Doors Design Group Hair Photography BC Lions Football Club Studio Panago Pizza Hester Creek Winery Dione's Chocolates Paw Spa Estate Docksteader - Source Perfections Hair Care ReedHein & for Sports Plum Associates Elman's Pickles Potters Garden Centre 4 Cats Art Studio, Esquire Coffee Richmond Wine White Rock Everything Wine Boutique Antony & Sons Excellent Ice Romancing the Home GLAZIER Art Knapp Fernie Brewing Safeway, Ocean Park 604.531.4000 Arts Umbrella Good4U Salon Cordeiro Hair Aru Spa and Salon Greenkicks.ca Studio Bay Realty Ltd. Athletic Alliance Home Comfort Semiahmoo Shopping www.bayrealty.com Beast and Brine How2! Mall Beaver Buzz Innovative Fitness Silpada Design Bikram Yoga, White Interior Beverages South Surrey Rock JB Home Staging Veterinary Hospital Booster Juice, Kidsbooks Splashes Wash Lodge Peninsula Village Langley Optometry and Auto Glass Brigadoon School of Lashes by Leena Sue Kawalchuk R.M.T Highland Dance London Drugs The Cabin Browns Social House Lumina Hair Studio The Drama Class restaurant, Delta M&M Meats The Game Stop, Camp Alexandra Mason Irrigation Peninsula Village Canadian Tire Morrison Café The Vault Canwel Distrubuters Mountain Magic Washington Avenue Grill Christopher's Gift My Gym Gallery
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Cloverdale woman shares experience with B.C. Guide Dog Services
Guide dogs provide paws-itive impact Jennifer Lang
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onica Nelson is a long-time Cloverdale resident whose active schedule would keep anyone
hopping. Ash (Ashlar) is a 22-month-old yellow lab â€“ a sweetheart and kisser who makes his move when Nelson bends down to tie her shoes. â€œThatâ€™s when you get the slobber!â€? she exclaims. Three weeks ago, they were strangers. Last week, they graduated as a team â€“ the 106th match by B.C. Guide Dog Services in Ladner. â€œHeâ€™s just an excellent little worker and just raring to go,â€? Nelson smiles proudly, nodding towards Ash, lying quietly at her feet. The pair spent 50 hours training in Cloverdale under the guidance of Nick Toni, a veteran mobility instructor and former RAF police dog handler with 21-plus years in the field. When Nelson got her first guide dog in 1998, she could still see the lines of a crosswalk and discern the contrast of grass and sidewalk. She has RP, or retinitis pigmentosa, which leads to progressive loss of vision. Diagnosed in her 20s, she gradually lost her sight. A decade and a half ago, she was receiving mobility training when she was identified as a candidate for a guide dog. To qualify, Nelson had to be mobile â€“ able to get around on her own, using a cane â€“ but her vision couldnâ€™t be too good, otherwise sheâ€™d lead around any dog. After taking a successful â€œtest driveâ€? with a guide dog, she was put on a waiting list. A busy wife and mom â€“ her sons were then aged eight and 10 â€“ Nelson waited a year for a match. She and Anya, a yellow lab/golden cross, became team number three for B.C. Guide Dog Services, a charity founded in 1996 that provides dogs at no cost to the recipient. The group runs breeding, puppy raising and training programs, and relies on donors for funding. The dogs reach retirement when theyâ€™re about 10, after eight years of service. â€œThatâ€™s the best-case scenario,â€? Nelson says. Quinn, her second dog, is 10. Enter Ash. The newbie, quiet and relaxed, is an inert puddle of unstressed warmth on the floor until duty calls. â€œThatâ€™s one of the traits they look for,â€? she says. â€œThey donâ€™t want an overly-aggressive or active dog, because youâ€™re in and out with people, in stores and buildings, on transit â€“ they gotta be mellow.â€? Training a new puppy takes time. â€œThey live with a first family for a year-
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Cloverdaleâ€™s Monica Nelson gets a big kiss from Ash, her new guide dog. The pair recently wrapped up a three-week training session. and-a-half, where they get their social training,â€? Nelson says. â€œThen they get their formal training. Thatâ€™s when the trainer takes over.â€? About 75 per cent will have what it takes
to be a guide dog. The rest are placed as pets in permanent homes or find careers assisting people with autism. Toni estimates between 15 and 20 trained dogs a year by B.C. Guide Dogs meet the
qualifying standard. Dogs are matched with a someone from the waiting list â€“Â presently closed due to the demand. â€œThere are approximately 111,000 visually impaired people in British Columbia alone,â€? Toni says. â€œA good majority of those could use or work with a guide dog. But we just canâ€™t.â€? He notes the charity is raising funds to build a breeding centre in Ladner to help close that gap. â€œPeople like Monica, who have had dogs before, and understand how it changes their life and rely on it, they must be our priorities,â€? says Toni. â€œWhen their dogs retire, they must be our priorities to re-train.â€? Finding the right match is essential. â€œYou have to get the right dog who can cope with the routine and the variables. Ashlar may be very quiet, lying down at the moment, but when he gets into busy areas, where thereâ€™s a lot to do, thatâ€™s when he comes into his own,â€? Toni says. Ash will have his work cut out for him with Nelson. Her boys now married and out of the house, she volunteers at her church, Zion Lutheran, and helps out at the Surrey Food Bank depot there every other week. And, she commutes on foot across busy 176 Street at 60 Avenue. She takes the 320 bus from Cloverdale to her book club in Surrey Centre and rides the SkyTrain to Vancouver, where she volunteers for the CNIB. She also belongs to several other support groups. Add shopping trips to stores and malls and you get the picture. The training trio has been learning all of Nelsonâ€™s routes, walking the streets of Cloverdale and taking transit all over, with Nelson gradually taking control of the harness from Toni, while Ash learns to follow a new boss. â€œUp to this point, heâ€™s taken his cues from Nick,â€? says Nelson. â€œItâ€™s different when I hold the harness. He has to learn to trust me. I have to learn to trust him, so we work together.â€? From finding escalators to locating the button controlling the crosswalk, Ash has performed â€œabsolutely greatâ€? says Toni. Nelson has had to re-learn instructions and cues, so theyâ€™re â€œby the bookâ€? â€“ teams inevitably customize the way they communicate. â€œThe pair of them have just matched perfectly,â€? Toni beams. Toni has worked with about 140 qualified guide dog teams since he began in 1998. â€œWe live in such a complicated environment now,â€? he says. i see page 12
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After helping their team complete its most successful season ever, two members of the Valley West Hawks have been honoured with postseason awards. Head coach Tom Spencer was named the BC Hockey Major Midget League (MML) Coach of the Year, while centre Matt Bradley was named a firstteam all-star. Spencer has been behind the bench of the Hawks for the past Matt Bradley three seasons, all-star after serving as assistant coach for the Fraser Valley Bruins. He has also been involved with the Langley Minor Hockey Association and the BC Hockey Male High Performance program. He is leaving the Hawks next season to join the coaching staff of the BC Hockey League’s Surrey Eagles, where he’ll serve as an assistant coach under Peter Schaefer. He led the Hawks to a thirdplace finish in the MML regular season. Their 27-11-2 (won-losttied) record set a team record for most wins in a season and matched the previous best for total points. Valley West went on to defeat the Cariboo Cougars in the quarterfinal round of the MML playoffs before losing in the semifinal to the Okanagan Rockets. Bradley, from the Surrey Minor Hockey Association, led the Hawks in scoring with 39 goals and 32 assists during the regular i see page 16
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More prize money and an equal payout to male and female races is coming to BC Superweek. Prize money for the nine-race series, which includes the Tour de White Rock from July 11-13, has been increased by $10,000 to a total of $120,000. And for the first time, money paid to the top three cyclists in women’s competition and the top three in the men will be the same. BC Superweek runs from July 4-13, and is made up of the Tour de Delta (July 4-6), UBC Grand Prix (July 8), Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix (July 9), Giro di Burnaby (July 10) and the Tour de White Rock. “Inequality between men’s and women’s cycling is a hot button issue these days,” said Lex Albrecht of Montreal, a member of the TWENTY16 Pro Cycling Team and a winner in Delta and White Rock last summer. “In most cases, the gap between prize money offered to men and women is exceptionally, and unjustly significant.” Albrecht is the defending women’s champion of the MK Delta Criterium and the Tour de White Rock. She finished first in the Homelife Realty Hill Climb and second in the Road Race at the Tour de White Rock in 2013. BC Superweek organizers say the decision to offer equal prize money to both men and women is to assist in elevating the sport. “BC Superweek organizers have stepped up to offer equal prize money to the top three finishers of both fields, showing their support for gender equality - which is important not only in professional bike racing, but in all aspects of life,” Albrecht said. “I’m proud to see such a great event like this at home in Canada.” “Equality in the sport is very important for us to foster,” said BC Superweek race director Mark Ernsting. “We couldn’t ignore the increase in women’s participation and quality of performance over the last two seasons – and equal prize money to the top three men’s and women’s podium finishers is a great step to continue to recognize the growth of women’s cycling.”
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Bradley had 13 playoff points i from page 15 season to finish fourth overall in the MML. He added 13 points in five playoff games. Drafted by the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft, Bradley played eight games this past season as an affiliate player of the B.C. Hockey League’s Surrey Eagles. The Hawks have been comprised of players from the Langley,
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Volunteer support is needed for a variety of roles.
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GUTTER CLEANING, window cleaning, yard cleanup, pressure washing. 20 yrs exp. 778-384-4912
Full Landscape & Maintenance Services
263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE
FAME Masonry & Construction
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
Hedge Trimming ~ Disposal
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 203
311 MASONRY & BRICKWORK
Tree Pruning, Topping & Removal
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Free estimates. Call Mike
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FENCES, DECKS, Home Construction & Repairs Proudly serving White Rock / South Surrey for over 10yrs. Lic. & Ins.
D Inside/Outside Windows D Fully Insured/Licensed D Free Estimates - Seniors Disc. D Friendly - Dependable D Quality Work- Reasonable rates
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A SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR. European trained. Specializing in Reno’s. Local refs. Reasonable Rates. Call 604-532-1710
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
MILANO PAINTING Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510
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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 338
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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
MESA PAINTING INTERIOR and EXTERIOR Quality work at reas rates. Free Est. Michael (cell) 604-724-7458
APARTMENT/CONDO ACTIVE SENIOR
Peace Arch Appliance
1 & 2 Bedrooms
Service to fridges, stoves, washers, dryers & dishwashers. Reasonable. Also Appliance Removal Call Mark (604)536-9092
Well maintained Concrete High Rise in White Rock close to shopping.
Swimming Pool & All Amenities.
Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Residential Specialists. BIG jobs, Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and Exterior Projects. Master Painters at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reliable, Efficient & Quality Paint. 778.245.9069
SEMIAHMOO PAINTING (1981) Armonia in Design Inc. Insured/WCB/Free Estimates Ronaldo, 778-881-6478
Homes & Condo’s Commercial Buildings Small Reno’s Drywall & Ceiling Repairs
RENE’S SPRAY & BRUSH PAINTING
POWER WASHING since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627
Running this ad for 10yrs
Call Ian 604-724-6373
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 .A East West Roofing & Siding Co. Repairs, new roofs, torching, gutter services. 10% off. 604-783-6437
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
Collie Doodle (Collie x Poodle) puppies, born Feb 26, specially created ideal family dogs, intelligent, easy to train, good natured, gentle, good with animals and kids, low/no shed for hypo allergenic, will be med. size about 45-50lbs 23-24in tall, will have shots and deworming,females only, black and rare blue merle Raised in the house with kids. $950. Mission, 604-820-4827
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ITALIAN MASTIFF (Cane Corso)
WHITE ROCK - 1 bdrm - Newly reno’d. incl heat, hot water, cable & pkng. Avail June 15th. N/S, N/P. $850/mo. Call 604-538-8408.
WHITE ROCK. Newly renov. 3 bdrm. 1 block to East Beach. 5 appl. utils. int. & cable incl. $1400. N/S. N/P. June 1st. 604-531-4119.
2007 HONDA GOLD WING 1800, 19,600 Kms, luggage rack and luggage bag, 2 helmets wired with sound system, heated seats and hand grips, GPS. Wired for CB and heated jackets, custom pipes, Rear passenger arm rests. Coffee holder. $15,000, (new $32,000). Located in Abbotsford.
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
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 $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
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ENVIROMetal scrap car removal we pay top $$$ for ALL vehicles cash in hand 24/7 lic’d & family run call us for a quote (604)349-6447
AUTO FINANCING 851
TRUCKS & VANS
WHITE ROCK SUNSET VILLA
1 Bdrm. w/ D/W & Gas F/P Large balcony. Concrete building.
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P/B blue males & females. Ready to go. 1st shots & tails/dew claws done. ULTIMATE FAMILY GUARDIAN Pet homes. $800. 604-308-5665
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Call for appt to view 604.541.6276
2000 F350 - 2WD, V10, gas eng. long box. S-cab. 146,000 kms. $6000/firm. (604)538-4883
HOMES FOR RENT
CLOVERDALE Farm area. 5 bdrm 2 kitchen newly reno’d fncd yd $1700 + util. Sm pet. 604-576-2457
HOMES FOR RENT
HOMES FOR RENT
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JUNK REMOVAL By RECYCLE-IT! 604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca
PRESA CANARIO puppies - 7/wks. 3 female, 2 male. Vet checked, all shots. Ready. $550. 604-719-3194.
Whitey’s Heating Installations Will beat any written quote by 15%. Rick (604)908-6102
10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005
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A Gas Fitter ✭ Plumber TINY TEACUP CHIHUAHUA Males & Females. Ready to go. From $600-$700. 604-702-1908
.Russells Rubbish Removal 604-787-7355 White Rock / South Surrey
White Rock newer 2bdr, spectacular oceanvw 2min to pier. New appl. Lrg rms own ldry priv patio n/s, n/p. $1750 inc util 604-230-4088
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ASPHALT PAVING • Brick Driveways • Retaining Walls • Foundation Repairs • Sealcoating 604-618-2304
RENOS & REPAIRS Excellent price on Hot Water Tanks Furnace, Boilers, Plumbing Jobs & Drain Cleaning
2004 CHRSYLER SEBRING. 7,411K. Auto, 4-dr. Gd cond. Estate sale. $3500. (604)536-4058
FIXIT PLUMBING & HEATING H/W Tanks, Reno’s, Boilers, Furn’s. Drain Cleaning. Ins. (604)596-2841
CARS - DOMESTIC
800 SQ/FT 1/2 duplex bright 1 bedroom suite. White Ikea kitchen, bathroom w/tub, laundry room incls. W/D, wood burning fireplace, own private level entry with covered carport.
Clean, quiet building. Oceanview 1 bdrm 3rd floor. Incl heat, hotwater & prkg. Close to mall, grocery, library & all amens. Safe & secure. Non-Smoking, No Pets. Crime free multi-housing awards.
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WHITE ROCK. Bachelor suite. $675/mo incl heat, hot water & basic cable. Sorry no pets. Avail June 1st. Call 604-538-8408.
Also; Spectacular 3 Acre Parcel at $390,000
RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free!
SURREY, Panorama. 1 bdrm suite, ns/np. $500/m incls utils/cable. Avail immed. 778-668-0179
MCNALLY CREEK Nicely kept 3 bdrm upper suite with deck. Gas F/P. NS/NP. Close to beach. Avail from June 1st. $1800/mo. 778-9607217 & 604-764-8124.
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748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION OCEAN PARK. Single furn bdrm w/kitchen facilities, lndry & prkg. June 1. 604-535-5953
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CHARMING English Garden Home in Ocean Park on large private fenced lot surrounded by beautiful gardens, planter’s shed, hot tub, pond and more. $849,000. MLS# F1407798. 12672 20th Ave. Drive by and peak over the fence and if you like what you see, give me a call. Pilar Osing Homelife Benchmark Realty 604-531-1111
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1455 Fir St WHITE ROCK 1 Bdrm suite avail now Heat & hot wtr incl. Swimming pool & rec room On site mgr
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Family housing 1851 Southmere Crescent E. 2 bdrm apartments starting from $899/mo. incl. heat. Pet friendly, near all amenities. Community garden.
MISC. FOR SALE
KILL ROACHES! Buy Harris Roach Tablets. Eliminate Bugs - Guaranteed. No Mess, Odorless, Long Lasting. Available online only @ Ace Hardware & The Home Depot
Hauling Anything.. .CAN-PRO Paint and Drywall. Over 25 yrs of quality service. 3 ROOMS, $250. Insured. 604-771-7052
SOMERSET GARDENS (S. Sry)
KILL BED BUGS & THEIR EGGS! Buy Harris Bed Bug Killer Complete Treatment Program or Kit. Available: Hardware Stores, Buy Online: homedepot.com
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
.Hayden Painting 778-229-0236 Family Owned & Operated Ryan 778.229.0236
Call 536-5639 to view & for rates
~ Fir Apartments ~ 560
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S.Surrey Pacifica Retirement Resort, 1 bdrm with inste laund, patio, mtn view, with amens, sec prkg. Sm pet ok, n/s. $2000. Janis 604-202-8000.
Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com
3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour
1 & 2 Bdrm Suites Hot Water & U/G Parking Incl
POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING
Quiet community oriented living.
SOUTH SURREY. MOVING SALE. Sun. May 18, 9-2 p.m. 1880-169th St. Antiques, tools, furniture, books, household items, kids stuff, sports equipment
Deck Experts Specializing in all Decking, Railings & Outdoor Living GVHBA Member 604.626.7100
SPRING SUPER SPECIAL SALE Gutter windows skylights siding for $350. (under 2500sf) We use soap WCB Insured 604-861-6060
SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
GARAGE SALE - Rain Or Shine. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! Address: 12583 18 Ave, Sat. May 17, 9am to 1pm. PLEASE- NO EARLY BIRDS!
604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley
(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.
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.
UTILITIES INCLUDED. NS/NP
BURIAL PLOT in Valleyview Cemetery. More info 250-766-3911 or email: email@example.com
Call 604-538-5337 520
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 604-626-9647
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SOUTH SURREY: quiet neighborhood. Two Units: *1 Bdrm with bath, kitchen, lrg livrm, computer den W/D $1050m. *2 Bdrm with 2 baths, kitchen laundry room, large livingroom & dining area $1350m. NO PETS, N/S. Nr schl bus amens. 604-541-1512 or 778-229-1512. S.SURREY/White Rock. 20/140th SxS large, bright 5bdr duplex, 3 bdr up, 2 bdr down with kitchenette, 2.5 bath, large fenced backyard, cov’d pkng. NS/NP, Ref’s req, $1900/mo +utils. Avail June 1st. 604-541-6263 after 5:30pm. White Rock Oceanview 2bd nr #99 & beach. Bright FURN’D garage ns/np June1. $2600. 604-220-9188
#304 - 1959 152nd Street, White Rock, B.C. V4A 9E3
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Peace Arch News
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