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harm Woldring, owner of the Wine factory, and paul Benton of Westley military supplies say all the downtown construction has been hurting their businesses on front street. they’re upset because they don’t expect it to end for a few years since there are several projects for the area in the works and they’re getting little sympathy from city hall.

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The Cambie Street fear has struck Front Street. It certainly has Harm Woldring afraid. It makes The Wine Factory owner

fearful of his bottom line. When the Canada Line was constructed in Vancouver prior to the 2010 Winter Olympics, several small businesses on Cambie were financially ruined. The cut-and-cover construction made it inconvenient for their customers. Woldring sees a similar scenario shaping up for Front Street.

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Several projects already underway have hurt his business and more are on the way. “People are exasperated. Business has been terrible for everybody,” said Woldring. “We’re in exactly the same situation [as Cambie Street].” Last October’s massive fire across McKenzie Street from his business meant a lot of demolition work has

been going on. On the other side, work continues on the Trapp+Holbrook residential project. Woldring says it closes that block of Front four days a week. And next year, the parkade above The Wine Factory will be torn down which will require months of closures. see City puttinG toGether pLan, a4

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New Westminster fire investigators were sifting through the ashes to find out what started a blaze that shut down Front Street during the Tuesday morning rush hour. A small fire broke out just before 5 a.m. in a building slated for demolition because of the damage it suffered in the big blaze that rocked Downtown New West last October. Crews were able to put the small fire out quickly and nobody was found inside, said fire chief Tim Armstrong. “It’s too early to tell what the cause was,” said Armstrong on Tuesday morning. Two other buildings next to it were destroyed by fire Oct. 10. The debris from those buildings has been cleared. Although the structure that caught on fire Tuesday remained standing it suffered too much damage and will be demolished. The length of time it’s taken to clear the condemned building bothers Coun. Chuck Puchmayr, chair of the city’s emergency advisory committee. please see site, a3


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CITYPAGE SPECIAL NOTICE: YOUR ELECTRIC METER AND WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW On a regular basis a government mandated change-out of your meter is done. This program is in compliance with the federally regulated Electricity and Gas Inspection Act. The program is in place to ensure fair measure for all customers in regards to the energy they consume. Meters are sent to a government accredited agency to be inspected and tested for accuracy. In the event that an exchange is required on your meter, which is a random selection process done by the accredited testing agency, an authorized contractor will attempt direct contact with you by knocking on the door or ringing the bell. At this time they will advise on the nature of the work being done and provide identification as requested. If there is no answer, the required work will be done. Your power will be briefly interrupted, and you will need to check your electrical appliances and reset any electrical equipment. At the present time the City has no immediate plans to introduce Smart Meters. Replacement meters will be basic digital manual read or electromechanical type meters. The City is reviewing its current meter inventory and considering all available options to meet the City’s future needs. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Electrical Operations at 604-515-3750, Mon - Fri, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

FOR SALE FROM THE LIBRARY Bargains can be found at the New Westminster Public Library’s ongoing book sale. Discarded books and gift books that aren’t needed in the library are sold for bargain prices ranging from 25 cents to $2.00. Special books have special prices. In addition to a wide selection of paperbacks, every two weeks a different topic is featured. Books for Children and Teens are featured until June 1, and coming up is Canadiana (June 2 - 15) and Pocketbook Specials (June 16 - 26). All proceeds go toward special projects for the benefit of library users. The New Westminster Public Library also sells an environmentally friendly, reusable bag to carry your purchases home in. The New Westminster Public Library is at 716 6th Avenue; 604-527-4660; www.nwpl.ca.

EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOPS Learn what you need to get a job at a series of employment workshops at the New Westminster Public Library in June. They will be held on Fridays, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. June 6: June 13: June 20: June 27:

Creating and Updating a Resume and a Cover Letter Interview Skills and Self Marketing Job Search Strategies and Networking Understanding Labour Market and Employer Expectations

For more information and to register: phone Faustin at MOSAIC at 604-438-8214 ext. 112; or email fbilikano@mosaicbc.com; or register through the Library at 604 527-4660.

NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE CITY OF NEW WESTMINSTER’S 2013 ANNUAL REPORT 5:45 pm – Monday, June 23, 2014 Council Chamber, City Hall 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3L 1H9

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The 2013 Annual Report for the Corporation of the City of New Westminster will be presented at the Regular Council meeting at 5:45 pm on Monday, June 23, 2014 in Council Chamber at City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC.  A public forum concerning the 2013 Annual Report will be held during the Regular Meeting, during which the public is invited to make submissions or ask questions concerning this matter.

Submissions and questions for consideration at the public meeting may be forwarded in writing to the Legislative Service Department by mail, fax 604527-4594 or e-mail to clerks@newwestcity.ca. Submissions received by 4:30 pm on June 17, 2014 will be printed with Regular Meeting of Council agenda package. Mailing Address: Corporation of the City of New Westminster 511 Royal Avenue New Westminster, BC V3L 1H9 Attention: Director of Legislative Services Inspection of Documents: Copies of the 2013 Annual Report are available for public inspection online at www.newwestcity.ca or in hard copy at the following locations commencing May 30, 2014: • New Westminster Public Library (Main Branch – 716 Sixth Avenue, and Queensborough Branch – 920 Ewen Avenue); for details regarding branch hours please call 604-527-4660 or visit www.nwpl.ca • Legislative Services Department, City Hall – 2nd Floor, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, during the office hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm excluding weekends and statutory holidays. The 2013 Annual Report will also be available for public inspection at the Regular Meeting of Council on Monday, June 23, 2014.  Members of the Public may obtain a hard copy of the annual report from City Hall commencing June 9, 2014. City Contact: Legislative Services Department at 604-527-4523. Public Participation: At the meeting, the public shall be allowed to make representations and submissions or to ask questions respecting matters contained in the 2013 Annual Report. All persons who believe their interest is affected by the Annual Report shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard, or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the Report. Jan Gibson, Acting Corporate Officer

CYCLING INTO SUMMER Discover the joys of cycling. Cycling Into Summer: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Places, Bicycle Stories will be held at the New Westminster Public Library on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 7:00 pm.

The series is co-sponsored by the New Westminster Public Library and MOSAIC’S Settlement Program. The Library is at 716 6th Avenue in New Westminster.

Presented by HUB, Your Cycling Connection, learn the experiences of local people who got on their bikes and discovered the world close to home and far away. Find out what travel is like, viewed from a bicycle. You may be inspired to plan your own type of adventures!

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The program is free but pre-registration is recommended at 604-527-4667 or listener@nwpl.ca.

Due to changes in the recycling program, your curbside collection times may vary.

The New Westminster Public Library is at 716 6th Avenue; information at www.nwpl.ca or 604-527-4660.

If your recycling and green waste has not been collected at your usual time on your scheduled pick-up day, please wait until 7:00 pm to contact Operations at 604-526-4691 about missed pick-ups.

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Susan Greig was at a crossroads when she saw the light. But her epiphany didn’t come through pearly gates. It had a roll-up garage door. Greig, an artist for 30 years, was burned out by her job in the health care field. She was looking for a new direction that would fuse her love for painting and her belief in the power of art to heal and build community. That’s when she happened to be driving by a nondescript concrete warehouse building on Braid Street that included amongst its tenants a doggie daycare and a laser tag arena. From the front, it didn’t look like much. But when she parked her car around back, she saw the expansive old windows. Inside, the light was

heavenly. Greig’s vision for a warren of open artist’s studios and an exhibition space that could showcase their work as well as host workshops, seminars and even receptions snapped into focus. She wrote her business plan in a week and secured funding. On March 15 she started renovating the warehouse’s main floor using salvaged wood and reclaimed door frames and windows to create walls and dividers. On June 8 she’ll be holding an open house to officially introduce 100 Braid Street Studios and Gallery. When all the spaces are let, the studios will be the home away from home for at least 13 visual artists and artisans. More than half the spaces are already spoken for, including painters, a weaver and beader. Greig has set aside

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Susan Greig has created a new home for artists like New Westminster painter Judith Copland, who will be able to rent space in the Braid Street warehouse she’s converted into more than 13 studios and an exhibition area.

a small room that will become a photography studio and there’s even a “splatter room” where energetic artists might want to throw their paint at canvases or disenchanted brides can trash their dress. More importantly, Greig said she’s hoping to create a community of creativity. Save for the splatter room,

the future photography studio and the bathroom, there are no doors in the place. Visitors can see the artists at work. The artists can commune over the low divider walls, share ideas while perched on the “bum ledge” that borders the expansive exhibition and reception

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there’s a fire.” He suggested the city Puchmayr noted the needs to tighten up its building’s electrical was after-fire requirements for shut off long ago. “It’ll be structures that are interesting to know if left standing to it was a human cause prevent incidents like that started that fire in the one Tuesday. there.” “There’s always a He said he kicked worry when these two people out of the buildings stay up,” PUCHMAYR building himself and said Puchmayr. called police on one “Obviously our of those occasions. concerns play out when Puchmayr said it was too

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easy to get into the site. “It became a real magnet for people looking to help themselves with salvage,” said Puchmayr. “What disappointed me when I was down there was the lack of security, not seeing any security whatsoever.” He said scavengers were hauling out contaminated stuff while the building’s tenants weren’t allowed in to collect their possessions.

space, or relax around the fireplace at the far end. “Artists love the interaction,” said Greig. “What the community wants is what it will become.” That includes hosting workshops and events for the public, art classes for kids and professional development seminars

for artists. The splatter room could be used for art therapy for kids with autism or other physical or developmental challenges. Greig’s even had an enquiry from a divorcée who’d like to bomb her old wedding gown with paint. While the studios are a stone’s throw from the Braid Street SkyTrain station, Greig said most of her artists are from New West, glad to finally be freed from the confines of their improvised basement or spare bedroom spaces. Renting one of her studios for a year also signals a heightened commitment to their art. “You have to be serious,” said Greig.

• 100 Braid Street Studios will host an open house Sunday, June 8, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information go to www.100braidststudios.com.

BIA backs city on Pattullo The Downtown New Westminster Business Improvement Association is backing the city’s Pattullo Bridge stance. BIA President Andy Bradshaw sent a letter to city council on Wednesday in support of the position paper New Westminster issued March 5. The position paper titled “A Reasonable

Approach - A Perspective on the Pattullo Bridge” called for a new four-lane, crossing that would be paid for by tolls. It also suggested the money the province would put up for the project could be used for other transportation projects such as rapid transit for Surrey. The paper opposed a five- or six-lane

replacement because it would increase traffic congestion in New Westminster. Bradshaw said the association conducted an online survey of its membership and the executive board held several discussions before deciding to offer support for New Westminster’s position. twitter.com/lonegrangerbnw

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Paul Benton of Westley Military Supplies said his customers usually park in a lot directly across Front Street from his store. But it’s been taken over for staging as the city builds a pedestrian connection from the parkade to Westminster Pier Park. “That definitely has affected me as far as sales because there’s no place for anybody to park,” said Benton. There are several other projects on the books that will affect businesses and residents in the Downtown core in the next several years. The Downtown New Westminster Business Improvement Association met with council members Tuesday to discuss the situation. “It’s certainly a challenge, absolutely. With the many different projects going on we can see a light at the end of the tunnel, but it seems years away,” said BIA executive director Kendra Johnston. The city has begun work on a management plan to minimize impacts from the many projects. “We have to find some

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solutions to this. In my view we can’t have businesses failing under this type of hardship,” said Coun. Bill Harper, chair of the city’s economic development committee. “We know these people, they are our friends, and they’re valuable businesses in our city and we want to make sure they survive … They’ve invested heavily in their businesses and in New Westminster.” Harper admitted it won’t be easy to figure out how to keep existing businesses going while new investment comes into the Downtown. “It’s going to be a real challenge, there’s no ifs ands or buts about it,” said Harper. “The more the city becomes attractive as a place to invest or develop the more [construction disruption] you’re going to get.” The management plan is expected to include a good neighbour policy and consultation with downtown business and resident groups. It should take two months to complete. Harper said it can also be used as a blueprint for other projects in the city.

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LEADS WORKSHOP: LAUGH FOR NO REASON Thursday, June 5, 2014 10:00 am - 11:30 am Century House, 620 Eighth St Do you want to add more laughter or humor in your life? Laughter is a free exercise we can do daily. Scientific research proves that laughter benefits our mind, body and spirit. You are invited to join our laughter workshop to understand the relationship between brain and laughter, to enjoy a fun experience with activities, to rediscover/reconnect your inner joy and to create your own laughter practice. This is a free workshop. For more information or to sign up, call 604-519-1066.

FREE CITIZENSHIP CLASSES First Wednesday and Thursday of the month. Upcoming classes: June 4 & June 5, 2014 10:00 am - 1:00 pm New Westminster Public Library, 716 6th Ave Prepare for the Canadian citizenship test for free. Register at MOSAIC at 604-522-3722, ext. 155. Sponsored by the New Westminster Public Library and MOSAIC’s Settlement Program. For more information, call the Library at 604-527-4660.

Attend the Connaught Heights Residents’ Association’s (CHRA) annual general meeting on June 11, 2014. The CHRA is a group of neighbours interested in ensuring that our neighbourhood is safe, crime-free, peaceful and attractive. We hold regular public meetings to discuss matters of concern in the area. To find out what’s happening in your neighbourhood, sign up for email notifications by contacting us at connaughtheights@ymail.com

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A First Street resident wants speed bumps near Herbert Spencer elementary to prevent rat runners, even though the city says the traffic doesn’t warrant it. Matt Church believes vehicles are taking advantage of First between Eighth and Sixth avenues in the afternoon rush hour. It’s the only street in the area running parallel to McBride Boulevard without speed bumps. Church said that tempts drivers to use First to avoid congestion on McBride as they

vehicles when they reach Sixth to push the pedestrian light button. That allows them to turn left onto Sixth to get to McBride, or to continue on down First to Royal Avenue. Church said rush hour traffic on his street has risen significantly since the tolls on the Port Mann Bridge were increased Jan. 1, driving many commuters to the Pattullo as a free alternative. “We feel like the pressure has increased since the tolls have been increased, especially during the afternoon/evening rush hour,” said Church. “Some of the vehicles are traveling at high rates of speed, and the traffic circle (at Seventh Avenue) doesn’t tend to slow them down.”

Spencer elementary on the route, Glenbrook middle school nearby, and the Crosstown Greenway cycle route crossing it. “There needs to be less traffic, and it needs to be traveling at a lesser speed,” said Church. He’d like to see a speed bump on First Street between Eighth Avenue and Durham Street, and another between Sixth and Princess alongside Spencer elementary. Church didn’t get any disagreement when he took his concerns to the Glenbrooke North Residents Association meeting last week. They all backed his position. But the initial response from city hall wasn’t as agreeable.

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Local photographer Arthur Simpkins appears to have discovered a friendly creature from outer space in this shot he took on the New Westminster boardwalk. He titled the shot ‘River Peeper’ on his blog (arthursimpkins.com/blog), which captures the subject well.

Sunny warning Canadians love the sun so much, it’s killing us. After being cooped up for months at a time to shelter from the snow and cold and, in the case of southwestern British Columbia, interminable rain, we rejoice at the first days of warm sunshine. By July we’re positively basking in it. And that’s leading to an alarming increase in skin cancer, according to a report released Wednesday by the Canadian Cancer Society, Statistics Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada. The report says there will be about 6,500 new cases of malignant melanoma diagnosed in Canada this year. That’s the deadliest, most insidious form of skin cancer that will kill more than 1,000 Canadians. Another 76,100 cases of nonmelanoma skin cancers will also be diagnosed. Those are less serious and can usually be treated in the doctor’s office. Unlike many other forms of cancer, the incidence of skin cancer is actually going up rather than down. For men, the incidence rate went up two per cent between 1986 and 2010. For women it increased 1.5 per cent. Mortality rates also increased. Those are sobering statistics worth thinking about the next time the seven-day weather forecast shows a solid run of glowing, golden orbs. Especially since it’s so easy to prevent skin cancer. While it might be a little much to ask people to stay indoors, it’s not a big deal to put on that shirt, roll down those sleeves, slap on that hat, slop on that sunscreen. And pay heed to that UV index that’s become a standard feature of most weather reports to avoid the sun’s rays when they’re at their most damaging. A little summertime prevention will mean being able to enjoy a lot more sunny seasons to come.

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Slick policies fuel gas hikes A poll conducted by Insights West, in conjunction with Black Press, shows that high gas prices are having a significant effect on people’s day-to-day lives. Those polled identified the two major culprits – all levels of government, through taxation policies; and the oil companies. The fact B.C.’s gas prices are consistently the highest in the country is due solely to taxation. In particular, the provincial carbon tax, which adds almost seven cents per litre to the cost of gasoline, and the TransLink tax of 17 cents per litre, push gas prices much higher than they are in other parts of Canada. Drivers in Metro Vancouver pay a minimum of 41 cents per litre in taxation. Those are only two of the many government hands in our pockets when we fill up. The provincial government takes another cut, which is actually lower in Metro Vancouver than in other parts of the province. That’s because the province gives some of its taxation share to TransLink. The federal government also takes a large share – 10 cents per litre, plus GST. It  charges GST on the taxes, as well as

Frank Bucholtz the product. This is unfair and should not be permitted. As all taxes are rolled into the price of a litre of gas or diesel, many people are unaware of this naked tax grab. Ottawa is proud of its take. It just announced how it plans to “share” this ill-gotten revenue with local governments over the next 10 years. In other words, there will be no tax relief any time soon on that front. Those surveyed by Insights West said they are driving less and using transit, or walking, more. These are reasonable alternatives to high gas prices, but the transit alternative doesn’t always work for people where I live south of the Fraser. The number of regular transit users is small, and most who do use transit use SkyTrain as part of the trip. Few depend solely on buses. This is because of a limited number of bus routes.

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Most buses do not go quickly or frequently to places that many residents regularly travel to. The high taxes also lead to behaviour which hurts the overall community, notably cross-border shopping. When TransLink boosted its tax to 17 cents per litre, the effect was immediate and notable. The trips across the border also put the lie to the provincial claim that the carbon tax has reduced gas consumption. When cross-border gas shopping and fuel-efficient vehicles are factored in, it is doubtful if there has been any significant decline. However, the  recent prices of $1.50 per litre have reduced driving, as the survey indicates. The oil companies come in for criticism from poll respondents, and while not all of that is deserved, the companies do not have completely clean hands. The price of fuel regularly jumps up late at night – for no good reason, other than to force people heading to work in the morning who need gas to pay more. I witnessed this firsthand at the sole gas station at Vancouver Airport Monday night. The

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Let common sense prevail The Bailey bridge on the teachers need to be disrespectful manner.  industrial lands of New There is a process for reasonable Westminster was never intended collective bargaining and I used to support teachers in to facilitate commuter traffic the teachers’ union, not the their fight to be treated fairly from United Boulevard in teachers themselves, have made and with respect. Coquitlam to Brunette Avenue a mockery of our democratic Now, I’ve had a change of and Braid Street in New system by using bullying heart. Westminster. tactics towards the people of The stand they’ve taken A two-lane bridge would B.C. to force them to accept is selfish, self serving and increase congestion and safety unreasonable compensation concerns in the area. In addition disrespectful toward students levels.   and the people of B.C. to the extreme congestion These levels are unsustainable Just what are teachers that now exists on Brunette, and will eventually create a teaching our children by their several railroad tracks near the lopsided society. actions? As a part of our Brunette/Braid intersection This discrepancy will pit society entrusted with the make this a bad choice for private sector taxpayers against welfare and development of a commuter corridor. Local public sector employees and if future generations, their actions, we don’t fix it, we will end up traffic in the industrial area is well served by a safe, low-speed, not their words, upset me. with civil disruption. Unions demand respect of alternating bridge. Let’s all grow up and be the their employers, yet this round I’d also suggest that professionals we should be.   of negotiations shows total completely shutting down the We need to show our disrespect for the employer, the Braid Street entrance to the children that we can resolve our citizens of B.C. And most of industrial area would enhance differences without interrupting all, students.   traffic flow along Brunette and their critical education Initially, teachers claimed decrease truck traffic along development.  they were doing this for the Braid and Eighth streets. Let’s move forward in a students’ benefit and that Entrance and egress from the positive and conciliatory they would not interrupt industrial area could be limited manner and be realistic their education.Now they’ve to right hand turns at Brunette. about what is important and broken their own promise, Spruce Street already provides reasonable for the benefit of all.  Gavin Palmer by interrupting students’ good access to the industrial New Westminster development and education in a area. One reason for the King Edward and Lougheed upgrades was to enhance traffic flow for those needing better access to and from Lougheed and the shopping centres on United Boulevard. A two-lane bridge into New Westminster would increase traffic on a route that is redundant and saves little time. Mayor Wright and council are correct in rejecting the two-bridge Trojan horse. Frankly, I have no idea where Mayor Stewart and Minister Stone are coming from on this issue. Mayor Stewart SUITES was the former Liberal ARTING AT ST MLA for Coquitlam. $ I find it disturbing that Minister Stone is Come and enjoy: pushing Stewart’s plan. • Rent all inclusive except for your telephone One begins to wonder • 1 bedroom – 1 bedroom & Den how much say New • Continental Breakfast & snacks West is going to have • Home cooked Lunches and Dinners regarding the safety and • Weekly Housekeeping & linens traffic issues posed by • Fun Activities & Bus Outings this little bridge or the • Guest suite availability Pattullo Bridge project looming on the horizon. • Near Metrotown and Services In either case it would Let us introduce you to independent living be prudent to dispense RSVP 604 568 5563 with the politics and let logic and common sense 5291 Grimmer St., Burnaby prevail. Mike Divine New Westminster thePoppyResidences.com

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Flood risk low on Fraser The city of New Westminster is keeping the sandbags in storage. For now. A report on the Fraser River freshet presented to council on Monday said low snow packs in the South Coast, Central Coast and Lower Fraser will likely mean below normal runoff as it melts. As long as it doesn’t get too hot too quickly, or rain a lot. That means city staff will keep an eye on snow pack reports issued by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources. They’ve also inspected dikes to identify potential areas where they might have to be repaired or bolstered. If the Fraser River hits a height of 6 metres at the Mission gauge, crews

will begin weekly patrols of the city’s dikes. If it hits 6.5 metres, then the patrols increase to daily and if the water rises to 7 metres, the dikes are monitored around the clock. As of May 28 the river was running at 5.4 metres at the Mission gauge. “At this time, there is low potential for a significant Fraser River freshet flood event in 2014,” said the report. In 2012 the Fraser rose high enough to cause the city to place sandbags in key locations along the waterfront in case they needed to be deployed quickly. And while that never happened, the city did update its freshet preparation and high water response plans.

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call to run the camp for kids 4-1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with after care available until 4 p.m. Fairbairn said she suspects with the job action by New Westminster teachers falling on a Monday, many parents just decided to extend their weekend to look after their kids. But with the job action moving to neighbouring districts later in the week, the academy is extending the range of ages it will take in some of its existing programs so parents of school kids in Coquitlam and Delta can bring their kids to the academy when their schools are closed. Anne Malm at Moody Park Arena said staff there didn’t receive a single inquiry for the $32 day camp during which kids were going to do crafts, play games and sports on the arena floor and visit the Queen’s Park petting zoo.

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I’m extremely tempted to use the word cute. But I won’t. It’s small, which definitely contributes to its c-word factor. Alexandra Straub

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Bargain priced Nissan Micra returns to basics Montreal, QC. - Even though the with the same peppy powerplant. days of roll down windows, no air Okay, I realize that “peppy” is a relaconditioning or fancy features aren’t tive term here. There’s 109 horsepower that far behind us, it’s tough to find a and 107 lb-ft of torque generated back-to-basics car in today’s market. from its 1.6L, 4-cylinder engine. But in Enter the 2015 Nissan Micra with a the city and on the highway, it’s still a price tag under $10k. decent amount. As its name suggests, Three trims of Micra it’s not a full-size SUV. are available: S, SV, What it is is a front and SR. Each can be engine, front-wheel paired with either the drive, five-door vehicle. aforementioned 5-speed It’s diminutive in size manual or an available but not lacking in the 4-speed automatic. The personality department. mid-grade SV trim can The Micra Not at all. also be paired with a is affordable You’d think that with a Convenience package starting MSRP of $9,998 transportation with (available both on the for the Micra S (with the amiable drivability, MT and AT). manual transmission) Looking at it, I’m exan easy-on-the you might get shorttremely tempted to use eyes interior and changed on the fun the word “cute.” But I overall a bubbly factor. Again, not the won’t. It’s small, which personality. case. definitely contributes to In fact, of the four modits c-word factor, and Alexandra Straub els I drove (there are comes it some bubbly eight models available) colours, as well as acit happened to be my favourite. cent colours. For example, the SV with The 5-speed manual transmission has the automatic I drove had a white a springy clutch, a gearbox that shifts exterior with purple accents. up and down smoothly, and a personInside, you and your four passengers ality that is waiting to be unleashed. will we greeted with cushy cloth seats. It might not have air conditioning, The driver will then have access to a Bluetooth or a rearview camera (on centre stack that is easy to use and this trim, but they are available on organized ergonomically. other models), but those aren’t deal Describing its aura could best be debreakers for me, nor are they for fined as “welcoming.” And despite its people looking to buy a great car at a size, even taller individuals shouldn’t great price. feel claustrophobic. With a driving What’s more, each Micra model comes partner who stands 6’2”, he still had

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headroom and some room to stretch out either piloting or co-piloting the Micra. Under hard acceleration, primarily from the 4-speed automatic, the Micra is quite vocal. You can really hear the engine noise intrude the cabin. It’s not a performance machine like the Nissan GT-R, where you want to hear as much ruckus as you can. However, when cruising at highway speeds – without the lead foot acceleration – my driving partner and I noticed how quiet the cabin is. Wind noise is kept at bay and it’s serene. Furthermore, it was an incredibly blustery day when we took these pint-sized four-doors out. Needless to say, you could feel the swagger of the car at highway speeds. But in its defense, larger vehicles felt the wrath of Mother Nature’s blow, too.

While very affordable, the Micra isn’t “cheap” in execution. Even the knobs on the roll down windows have a soft touch to them. And there are metallic accents to break up the otherwise bland black interior. I certainly wasn’t disappointed when captaining the Micra. Even though that might sound like a backhanded compliment, it’s not. As far as small cars go, it’s functional, funky and has great value. Whether you’re looking for a vehicle that gets you from point A to B – minus all the options – or said vehicle with a few extras, the 2015 Micra might be the car for you. Summed up, the Micra is affordable transportation with amiable drivability, an easy-on-the eyes interior and overall a bubbly personality. alexandra.straub@drivewaybc.ca

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The traditional one week in a media test drive car offers a good chance to get to know it but two weeks is even better! Recently, I got a chance to spend a week in the base Mazda3 and a second week in the higher performance Mazda3 GT. This real-life experience driving each day solidified my positive thoughts on many parts of the car but also highlighted a few shortcomings.

Looks Mazda has done a great job of producing a compact car that looks stylish and upscale in both the sedan and hatchback forms. The hatchback version, called Sport, I test drove was the middle GS trim, which is where most people in this segment will typically shop. The GS starts at $19,695 for the sedan and $20,695 for the Sport (hatchback) version. The top GT sedan I drove is much more expen-

sive, starting at $25,855 for the sedan and $26,855 for the Sport. There are some nice upgrades to the GT, like LED marker lights and tail light, Xenon headlamps, bigger 18-inch alloy wheels, versus 16-inches on the lower trim levels. Then there is the added power from the larger engine. A fully kitted out GT runs up to the $30,000 mark. Yes, compact cars have more features then ever but the price has moved up accordingly.

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ger 184hp 2.5L version of the same engine has more grunt but I’m not sure it is worth the added money, the smaller 2.0L is that good. Yes the GT comes with the bigger wheels and tires, plus a sport button to make the automatic transmission livelier but this is the only gearbox offered on the GT, no manual. For the car with more power and road-handling prowess, I’m surprised the manual is not offered here, it’s only offered with the 2.0L engine.

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All is quiet on the western half of the Front Street parkade. For now. That section is scheduled to be demolished in 2015. That has been decided. What hasn’t is what it’s going to look like afterward, how much it’s going to cost and how disruptive the work will be. Senior planner Mark Allison told council this week the city is asking for several scenarios from bidders for the planning of the project. New West wants to keep its options open on the design, costs and disruption to residents, businesses and traffic. Part of the project is to leave behind a Front Street Mews with wider sidewalks and

parking stalls to attract retail to meet the demand. customers, said Allison. He said New Westminster and Making it pretty was a Vancouver were in a turtle race priority for councillors when to see which demolition would they spoke following Allison’s happen first—taking down the presentation. Georgia Viaduct in Vancouver Coun. Betty McIntosh or the parkade. suggested murals on the ramps Coun. Bill Harper said in an and greenery. interview once the project Coun. Jaimie McEvoy is done it will revitalize wants the top deck of the Front Street and make it section of the parkade more financially viable for that’s left behind to take businesses. advantage of the view, That’s the good news much like The High Line for them. But the bad coté in New York. news, he admitted, “It is one of the best is those businesses viewpoints to see the river in the will have to endure the city. Bar none,” said McEvoy. deconstruction. Coun. Jonathan Coté has “We have to get through this been calling for the parkade’s piece,” said Harper. demolition for years. Allison said the city will work The Downtown New through the summer on the cost Westminster Business exercise before moving on to a Improvement Area balked detailed design. at the idea until it received It’s hoped council will be assurances there would be able to make a decision early in enough parking spaces created 2015.


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More Fawlty Towers: Vagabond Players present three new episodes of the classic BBC comedy series performed on stage—The Germans, Gourmet Night and Waldorf Salad. Between Basil, his bossy wife, Sybil, Polly, the chambermaid, and the hapless Spanish waiter, Manuel, the opportunity for chaos is inevitable. The talented cast includes Ryan J. Johnson as Basil, Nancy Ebert as Sybil, William Valenzuela as Manuel, Ally Schuurman as Polly, and a host of stellar performers playing the various guests. When: May 29 – June 21, Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Where: Bernie Legge Theatre, Queens Park, New Westminster. Tickets: $15, Seniors/Students $ 1 3 . R e s e r vat i o n s : 6 0 4 521-0412 or reservations@ vagabondplayers.ca. Ukrainian Perogy Supper: When: Fridays, May 30 and June 27. Perogy sales from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. Supper 5 to 8 p.m. Where: Holy Eucharist Church Hall, 4th Ave. and 5th Street, New Westminster. Info: 604-526-0988 or Hall 604-522-7711.

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Talking defibrillator program expands Tom Fletcher

department. And then we continue their care The B.C. government is and they walk out of the adding another $1 million hospital alive and well.” to its program to place Sudden cardiac arrest automated defibrillators can affect anyone, and can at sports facilities, be triggered by drowning, recreation centres and stroke, electrocution, libraries around the suffocation, drug province. overdose, a car accident The machines are or other injury. It differs programmed to allow from a heart attack, which anyone to use them in is caused by restricted when someone suffers a blood flow to the heart sudden cardiac arrest. and is usually signalled by Tom FleTcher/Black Press chest pains. When activated, they play Paramedics demonstrate automated defibrillator. recorded instructions to The program is When case is opened, it plays recorded instructions apply the electrodes to to attach electrodes, then automatically assesses co-sponsored by the B.C. an unconscious person, whether electric shock is needed. Machines also and Yukon Heart and guide users on chest compression and mouth-to- Stroke Foundation. CEO then signal whether an resuscitation of people whose heart and electric shock is indicated mouth Adrienne Bakker said the breathing stop suddenly. to restart the heart. foundation is working Health Minister Terry B.C. Ambulance Service, said raise matching funds and train Lake said the automated ambulance attendants respond staff in community facilities in defibrillators can be used to more than 2,000 cardiac the use of the defibrillators. without risk to the patient, and arrest calls a year, and the The new target is to place 750 save precious seconds before machines already in place have machines in arenas and other ambulance paramedics respond proven their effectiveness. facilities around the province. to a 9-1-1 call. The machines “I’ve seen this myself in Emergency dispatchers will have also instruct bystanders to my practice as an emergency maps to show their location, so perform chest compressions and physician,” Dick said. “It’s they can instruct 9-1-1 callers mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. incredible when a save like this on their location and how to use Dr. William Dick, vice occurs, and a person is revived them. twitter.com/tomfletcherbc president of medical programs and brought into the emergency

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Portrait Homes wins Diamond Avid Award By Kerry Vital

Local builder Portrait Homes is garnering nation-wide attention for their commitment to customer service. “We are once again honoured to announce that Portrait Homes is the proud recipient of the 2014 Avid Diamond Award for the best new home customer experience in Canada,” says Portrait Chief Operating Officer Dave Wallace. “Our entire team works exceptionally hard at creating a stellar customer

experience and this is a great way to measure and acknowledge the effort. We were quite pleased to see a score of 91-plus per cent willingness to refer and wish to thank all of our customers for choosing to live in a Portrait community!” The Avid Awards recognize North American companies that provide excellent customer service to their homeowners. Portrait also won an Avid Gold Award for Best Customer Experience in British Columbia, and has taken home Avid Awards in the past for their customer service, including an

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Forge Properties’ Royce features West Coast-style architecture, spacious decks and terraces, gourmet kitchens and luxurious bathrooms. Perfectly situated in White Rock, Royce is close to shopping, dining and recreation opportunities.

Gorgeous views at Forge Properties’ Royce By Kerry Vital

Inspired by White Rock’s stunning scenery, Forge Properties’ Royce is an elegant addition to the neighbourhood, with plenty of curb appeal as it moves into the final cladding stage. Offering spacious homes and a prime location, Royce has proven incredibly popular. “We like to think of it as a true White Rock landmark,” says project marketing manager Brandon Trent. “It’s a one-of-a-kind building with West Coast architecture featuring a blend of modern and natural materials, including B.C. timber posts.” The development takes full advantage of the location. “The building is designed to cascade towards the ocean and maximize stunning ocean views over top of a lush landscaped courtyard,” Trent says. Each home has an expansive terrace or

patio, affording beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean or over the courtyard. Inside, oversized windows and nine-foot ceilings in the main living areas add to the sense of spaciousness. Gourmet kitchens feature floor-to-ceiling cabinetry, stainless-steel appliances and distinctive quartz countertops, complemented by an integral Carrera marble backsplash. The space is lit by under-cabinet task lighting, pot lights and chic pendants over the kitchen island. “These kitchens live like a single-family home,” says Trent. The luxurious bathrooms are spa-like and relaxing, with quartz countertops, recessed pot lighting and large-format porcelain tile with mosaic-style polished marble accents. The ensuite features a walk-in shower, separate soaker tub (most homes) with largeformat marble tile flooring with a mosaic herringbone-style marble accent. Homeowners at Royce will have access to The Royce Club, an amenities space with a fireside lounge with kitchen area and library, and a fully equipped fitness centre with yoga studio. Venturing off the property you’ll find everything you need, from shopping and dining to leisure and recreation opportunities.

Combined with the gorgeous homes, Royce has something for everyone. “With so many great floorplans to choose from, both singles and couples can find a home at the right size to fit their lifestyle with a true White Rock address,” says Trent. Royce was the recipient of four Georgie Awards earlier this year, which honour the best in British Columbia’s residential

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1508 Dayton Street, Coquitlam Open noon to 6 p.m. (Except Fridays) 604.942.6370 mstarhomes.com


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AN AMAZING N I G H T O U T. AN AMAZING NIGHT IN.

SO MANY CULINARY OPTIONS ARE COMING TO BRENTWOOD’S NEW MASTER-PLANNED COMMUNITY, INCLUDING THE KITCHEN YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED: AMAZING FLOORPLANS WITH A KITCHEN ISLAND IN EVERY HOME

POLISHED STONE COUNTERTOPS

FLOOR-TO-

CEILING CABINETRY WITH 40% MORE SPACE & SOFT-CLOSE HARDWARE •

BOSCH REFRIGERATOR & DISHWASHER CONCEALED BEHIND SLEEK

CABINETRY

INTEGRATED WALL OVEN AND GOURMET GAS COOKTOP

ABUNDANT STORAGE SPACE ALONG WITH ELEGANT POT LIGHTING

VISIT BRENTWOOD’S THREE SHOW HOMES 4567 Lougheed HWY, Burnaby (Brentwood Mall). Open 12-5pm daily or by appointment.

THEAMAZINGBRENTWOOD.COM 604.563.8386 The developer reserves the right to make changes and modifications to the information contained herein without prior notice. This is not an offering for sale. E.&O.E.

WILLINGDON AVE.

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This week’s feature properties ...

View LOT

at 7710 Cariboo Road, Burnaby

IOUS CORNER LOT

Awesome mountain views from deck, huge well landscaped 9149 sf corner lot. Access street from Cariboo Park and close to schools, transit & shopping. Bright & spacious 1951, 4 bdrm, 2 bath, 2320 sf bungalow featuring hardwood floors, 2 wood burning f/p’s, large bright rooms with views & updated kitchen & bath. Single garage & double carport. Ample storage.

NEW LISTING • SPAC

Priced at $769,900

Spacious FRASERVIEW at 453 Glenbrook Drive, New Westminster

Beautiful 30 year old, 3 level, 4 bdrm, 4 bath, 3710 sf family home on premiere, quiet Glenbrook Drive location.  This lovely home features great open floor plan, big windows bringing in lots of natural light, large room sizes, 1 gas + 2 wood burning f/p, laminate floors, oak kitchen w/picture window & newer applcs, lots of updating, lovely landscaping & street appeal. Just a short walk to Canada Games Pool, Glenbrook Raveen park, Queens Park, schools & transit. This great layout has 3 bdrms + 2 baths up, mstr bdrm w/Jacuzzi tub & separate shower & skylight. Main floor has large LR/DR, kitchen, family room + bdrm or office. Basement has high ceilings w/huge rec room, bdrm, suite potential & lots of storage. Home also has a newer back deck, private back yard, double garage & lots of open parking/Rec area.    

NEW LISTING OPEN SAT 2:30-4:30

Priced at $898,800

Queens PARK

NEW LISTING •OPEN SUN 2:00-4:00

at #5 114 Park Row, New Westminster Super 3 level, 3 bdrm, 2.5 baths, 1847 sf end unit Townhome in Queens Park close to the park, schools, transit & shopping. This bright & spacious well laid out home features 3 bdrms + 2 baths up. Main has spacious kitchen, eating area with sliding door to private fenced yard/patio, LR/DR with hardwood floors, gas f/p & sliders to 400 sf deck. Bsmt has full height huge rec room, storage, laundry & direct access to parking spot. This immaculate home has newer double windows & sliding doors, new yard landscaping & more. Pet ok. No Rentals allowed. 1 parking under carport.

Great ½ DUPLEX

OPEN SAT 2:30-4:30

at 5938 Hardwick Street, Burnaby Ideal for a family or investors! Well maintained rear ½ duplex with suite potential. Built in 2002, main level has 1 bdrm & Den (or 2nd bdrm), kitchen with granite countertops & maple cabinets, 4pc bath, & laundry. Upstairs has 2 bdrms, living rm with gas f/p, 4 pc bath w/ Jacuzzi tub, a flex area which could be 2nd kitchen (roughed in plumbing) & peek-a-boo mountain view. This bright, well laid out home features 9’ ceilings, extensive crown moldings & more. Upper balcony overlooks private backyard/ patio area with one car garage & one open parking space. Located on a quiet street close to schools, transit, BCIT, Brentwood, and Metrotown.

Priced at $558,000

Priced at $499,900

TeamDaveVallee.com 604.526.2888

REMAX Advantage Realty Each office independently owned and operated

The NewsLeader’s A-List 2012 - Best Realtor REMAX Advantage Realty’s Top Sales Team 2003-2013

Kellie Vallee

Karen LeongBoswell

Pamela Adamchuk - Vallee


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homes OPEN

BURNABY & NEW WESTMINSTER

#316 - 14 Royal Ave, NW

#201 - 11 E Royal Ave, NW

SAT 2:30-4:30

SUN 2:00-4:00

826 Burnaby St, NW

#306 - 10 Renaissance, NW

SAT 2:30-4:30

SAT 3:00-4:30

114 Regina St, NW

275 Holly Ave, NW

SUN 2:30-4:30

SUN 2:30-4:30

#202 - 720 Hamilton St, NW

#201 - 615 Hamilton, NW

SUN 2:00-4:00

SUN 2:00-4:00

#502 - 68 Richmond St, NW

333 E Sixth St, NW

SAT 12:00-2:00

SAT 2:30-4:30

#1707 - 608 Belmont St, NW

453 Glenbrook Dr, NW

SUN 2:00-4:00

SAT 2:30-4:30

#1603 - 69 Jamieson, NW

#5 - 114 Park Row, NW

SAT 12:00-2:00

SUN 2:00-4:00

#804 - 15 E Royal Ave, NW

5938 Hardwick St, BBY

SAT 12:00-2:00

SAT 2:30-4:30

#702 - 220 11th St, NW

1025 Salter St, NW

SUN 12:00-2:00

SUN 2:00-4:00

To advertise in the

OPEN HOMES DIRECTORY call the NewsLeader at 604-438-6397

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INDEX IN BRIEF FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS ...............1-8 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS ...9-57

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 102

TRAVEL.............................................61-76 CHILDREN ........................................80-98

PETS & LIVESTOCK ......................453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE...........503-587 REAL ESTATE ...............................603-696 RENTALS ......................................703-757 AUTOMOTIVE ..............................804-862 MARINE .......................................903-920

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS 6

IN MEMORIAM GIFTS

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Full-time in a professional, small but busy Coquitlam office. Position offered is slightly above entry level. Requires at least two years of full cycle accounting exp. to be considered. Must have exp. with accounts payable, cheque preparation, invoicing, accounts receivable, general journal posting, accruals, recurring postings, bank reconciliation and deposits, preparation of year end working papers and month end financial statements. Good working knowledge of Sage 50 and Excel is a must. Some administration duties also. Must have exc. verbal and written communication skills. We are looking for the right candidate to fit into our team. Those with structured education in accounting will receive higher consideration. Office hours are 8:30-5 Mon-Fri. Wage is $20-$25/hr depending on experience.

E-mail resume to: bc.bbmac@gmail.com

INFORMATION

DO YOU SHIP PRODUCT TO THE USA? Fulfillment & Pick ‘n’ Pack Service in Blaine offers Cost effective services.

1-360-778-1528

www.pncfulfillment.com

Kiddy Castle Family Daycare has spaces avail. 1 yr old & up. School care avail July, Aug. 778-891-5965

YARD PERSON, F/T

Call Christy 604-436-2472

Email circulation@burnaby newsleader.com

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION INFORMATION SESSION WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4TH 10AM - 12PM Prizes, Refreshments Meet Instructors & Students UP TO

$1000* OFF TUITION IF YOU START YOUR PROGRAM BEFORE JUNE 30, 2014 *Conditions apply

RSVP BY JUNE 2ND: 604.520.3900 88 - 6th Street, New West

TRAVEL with bcclassified.com

604 575 5555

136A JANITORIAL SERVICES CONSTRUCTION SITE In your NEIGHBOURHOOD

Req: Carpenters, Helpers Labourers, CSO’s/OFA’s TCP’s, Cleaners $11-28/hr Work Today, Daily or Weekly Pay Apply 9AM to 2PM at: 118 – 713 Columbia Street

New West 604.522.4900

HOUSE CLEANERS/ JANITORS REQUIRED NOW PAY $12 PER HOUR Apply Weekdays Between 9AM to 2PM at: 118-713 Columbia St

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

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TYBO CONTRACTING is quickly becoming an industry leader in the excavating & civil contracting business. Tybo is currently retained by some of the largest developers in B.C. We are currently offering top wage & benefit pkgs as well as opportunities for advancement. Email resumes to:

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NO JOB TOO SMALL Serving Lower Mainland 25 Years! *Prepare *Form *Place *Finish *Granite & Interlocking Block Walls *Stairs *Driveways *Exposed Aggregate *Stamped Concrete. *Interlocking Bricks *Sod Placement EXCELLENT REF’S -WCB Insured

Leo: 604-657-2375 / 604-462-8620

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142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS

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

LEAD GENERAL FOREMAN Experienced in Bridge Work / Heavy Construction. Must be able to co-ordinate job and crew. Position is full time with top wages offered for the right candidate Email resumes to:

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tbrebner@tybo.ca workwithus@tybo.ca

SALES

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE DRAIN Tiles, Sewer, Water Video Inspection, Jack Hammering, Hand Excavating Call Tobias 604.782.4322

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

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

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PROFESSIONAL SALES ASSOCIATES Gregg Distributors Ltd. Is Rapidly Growing!

bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

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HELP WANTED

An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring experienced dozer and excavator operators, meals and lodging provided. Drug testing required. 1-(780)7235051.

Landscaping Sales & Service Opportunities Up To $400 CASH Daily F/T & P/T Outdoors. Spring / Summer Work. Seeking Honest, Hard Working Staff. www.PropertyStarsJobs.com Vernon Service Company requires Journeyman Service Plumbers/Gasfitters, $36.00/hr Call (250)549-4444 or fax 250-549-4416

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOME IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry, painting, drywall, tiles Quality work - reasonable price Martin 778-355-5840

.Flagpersons & Lane Closure Techs required. Must have reliable vehicle. Must be certified & experienced. Union wages & benefits. Fax resume 604-513-3661 email: darlene.hibbs@shawbiz.ca

CHECK CLASSIFIEDS

ELECTRICAL

New West 604.522.4900

Req. F/T for Penney Auto Body Job duties: Greet people. Answer phones. Perform clerical duties. Receive and record payments. Skill Req: Completion of secondary school. English req. $17/hour+4% Vacation pay info@penneyautobody.com Fax: 604-325-8382 8225 Main St, Van. B.C V5X 3L7

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

CONCRETE & PLACING

HERFORT CONCRETE

tbrebner@tybo.ca workwithus@tybo.ca

JOURNEYMAN Glazier, Lake City Glass in Williams Lake now hiring. Fax resume to: 250-392-5369 or email: sheila@lakecityglass.ca

CLEANING SERVICES

CLEANING services. Get instant quote www.saveonclean.com Book online 24/7. 604-800-4066

PERSONAL SERVICES

Excavator & Backhoe Operator Training. Be employable in 4-6wks. Call 604-546-7600. www.rayway.ca

HOME CARE

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES CONSTRUCTION LEAD HANDS, ROAD WORKS, PIPE LAYERS, GRADESMEN

Receptionist

• Certified Home Study Course • Jobs Registered Across Canada • Gov. Certified www.RMTI.ca / 604.681.5456 or 1.800.665.8339

PERSONAL SERVICES

Low Cost. Same Day Guaranteed. Res/Com. Small job expert. Renos Panel changes ~ 604-374-0062

EDUCATION

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

Long Haul Truck Drivers req’d F/T for P.Sekhon Trucking Ltd. 505 East 45th Avenue Vancouver BC $23/hour. Drive & operate trucks as a team. Record cargo info & trip details. Min. 2 years of Truck driver experience req’d. Work locations across Canada and USA Contact: Amneet: Fax: 604-326-6000 or e-mail: psekhontrucking@yahoo.ca

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

PROFESSIONAL Foot Care Nurse $60 Home Visits call: 604-341-4378 www.footcarehomecall.com Mega Cranes Ltd. an industry leader, is seeking an energetic, aggressive, self starter for full time yard position. Must have a valid driver’s license, have a minimum grade 12 education. If you are interested in this exciting and unique opportunity. Fax or email resume Attn. Mike Fax: 604-599-5250 email:mike@megacranes.com

APARTMENT/CONDO MANAGER TRAINING

• Minimum investment as low as $6,050 required • Guaranteed Cleaning Contracts • Professional Training Provided • Financing Available • Ongoing Support A Respected Worldwide Leader in Franchised Office Cleaning. Coverall of BC 604.434.7744 info@coverallbc.com www.coverallbc.com

HELP WANTED

YOUTH & ADULTS

Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility.

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Deliver newspapers (2x per week) on Wednesdays and Fridays in your area. Papers are dropped off at your home with the flyers pre-inserted! for available routes email

Only those of interest will be contacted.

A Great Janitorial Franchise Opportunity

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HELP WANTED

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

CARRIERS NEEDED

Van Kam’s group of companies req. Highway linehaul owner operators based in our Surrey terminal for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving experience/training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. To join our team of professional drivers, email a detailed resume, current driver’s abstract and details of your truck to: careers@vankam.com or Call 604-968-5488 or Fax: 604-587-9889

ANNUAL STARTING REVENUE $24,000 - $120,000

BUSINESS OWNERS

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HIGHWAY OWNER OPERATORS $3500 SIGNING BONUS

108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

33

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT

EMPLOYMENT .............................102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES...................203-387

ACCOUNTING/ BOOKKEEPING

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

FINANCIAL SERVICES

D & N TOTAL CARE

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

Home Improvement Specializing in basement reno’s, bathrooms & kitchens. Installation of drywall, flooring & tiling. Plumbing, electrical, and more. *25 years exp. Free Estimates.

Daniel: 778-999-9122

Are YOU Interested in INDUSTRIAL SALES? Outgoing? Motivated?

We Want You!

Existing established territory with customer base. Training provided to help achieve your full potential. COMPETITIVE SALARY & BENEFITS PACKAGE . Expert Power Washing. Gutters cleaned & repaired. www.expertpowerwashing. Mike, 604-961-1280 MIKE 604-961-1280

Fax Resumes: 604.888.4688 or Email to: info@greggbc.ca or Visit:www.greggdistributors.ca

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com Need CA$H Today? Own a vehicle? Borrow up to $25,000. Snapcarcash.com 604-777-5046

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

SALES - Sales ADVISOR Specialist DIGITAL Digital PRODUCTS Products

Black Press has hasanan immediate opening a digital Black Press immediate opening for afor digital sales sales advisor to connect withhighly our BC communities specialist to monetize several successful online offering a highly successful online digital recruitment advertising platforms including LocalWork.ca. platform LocalWork.ca. Main Duties: Main Duties: tContact prospective customers as directed by • Contacting prospective customers as directed the Manager for a range of Black Press Digital by the Manager. Primary contact will be via advertising opportunities. Primary contact will be telephone and e-mail. via telephone & e-mail. • Maintain contact and call volumes through a tMaintain contact and call volumes through a CRM system. CRM system. Qualifications: tCreativity is an asset. • The successful candidate will possess Qualifi cations: telephone marketing skills and will exceptional enjoysuccessful working in fast paced tThe candidate willenvironment. possess exceptional telephone skills and will enjoy working • Must have marketing previous direct sales experience and ability make environment a large volume of have cold calls. in fasttopaced and at least 2 years of direct • Creativity is an selling asset. experience. is a time full time position basedininSurrey, Langley,BC. BC. This tThis is a full position based Black Black PressPress Offers Competitive Offers CompetitiveCompensation, Compensation, Benefits & Opportunities For Career Development. Benefi ts & Opportunities For Career Development. Apply with resume to: Kristy O’Connor, DigitaltApply Sales Manager: koconnor@bpdigital.ca with resume to: Kristy O’Connor, Digital Sales Manager: koconnor@bpdigital.ca blackpress.ca X bclocalnews.com

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 329 PAINTING & DECORATING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

PETS 477

PETS

*Appliances *BBQs *Exercise Equip *Cars/Trucks/Trailers *Hotwater Tanks *Furnaces * Restaurant Equipment All FREE pickup!

604-572-3733 www.tkhaulaway.com

MIDAS CONSTRUCTION INC

MILANO PAINTING Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

604-251-3382 Carpentry Services Remove & replace concrete sidewalks, driveways, retaining walls.

626

HOUSES FOR SALE

RENTALS 711

WILLINGDON Heights $948k 4bd/3ba Dble Garage Sutton Rlty 604-340-2732 CalvinChiu.com

FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!!

MM. SPARKLING SERVICE

REAL ESTATE

627

ITALIAN MASTIFF (Cane Corso)

HOMES WANTED

Woodland surroundings, on Forest Grove Drive. Good location, close to schools, SFU and Lougheed Mall. No subsidies available. $10 application fee. Maximum housing charges; 2 bdrms $919/mo. 3 bdrms. $1029/mo. & 4 bdrms. $1134/mo. Shares $2500.

PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS FROM $140,000 Also; Spectacular 3 Acre Parcel at $390,000

NO SUBSIDIES AVAILABLE Orientation: Sunday, June 1st 1:30 p.m. at 51A-8740 Forest Grove Dr. Phone 604-420-2442

1-250-558-7888 www.orlandoprojects.com

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HOME REPAIRS If I can’t do it It can’t be done

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320

338

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(778)378-6683

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POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

Pressure Washing & Window Cleaning.

Spring Cleaning Special

374

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

10% DISCOUNT. MG Roofing & Siding. WCB Re-roofing, New Roof Gutters & Replace Fascia 604-812-9721

Chihuahuas tiny teacups ready to go now, 1 male, 1 female. $700 Can deliver. 604-794-7347

EXPERIENCED MOVERS W/ AFFORDABLE RATES

Starting $50/hr.

LICENSED & INSURED

No Min. No travel time. ✶ Seniors Discount ✶

356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

329 PAINTING & DECORATING www.paintspecial.com 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley Running this ad for 10yrs

PAINT SPECIAL

A1 PAINTING Interior & Exterior painting & Pressure Washing. All kinds of reno’s. Exc prices. Inderjit 604-721-0372 / Sam 604-724-5493

The Scrapper

FRASER PROSPECT

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

2 bdrm bright apt.

GARAGE SALES

Collie Doodle Puppies (Collie x Poodle) Born Feb 26. Mom is a Rough Collie (45 lbs) and Dad is a small Standard Poodle (50 lbs). Both have health clearances (eyes, hips, elbows). 2 very curly black females avail. We have bred this litter special to create the perfect family companion (intelligent, gentle, easy to train, always willing to please, happy indoors and outdoors, good with children and animals, low to no shed). These puppies will not need a heavy hand to train. They are sweet, kind and sensitive puppies. They will be very similar in looks and in nature to the Golden Doodle only smaller, calmer and will mature sooner. We are a 4H (agility, obedience, showmanship) family and our dogs are a part of our home and life and we wish the same for our puppies. Please consider the time and commitment needed to raise a dog and you will have our support and guidance for life. Pups will have shots and deworming. Reduced to $850.

MISC. FOR SALE

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

REAL ESTATE

PETS

Roofing Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.

All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. 778-998-7505 or 604-961-7505

BEST RATE MOVING

752

CHEAP RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free!

(778)997-5757

625

FOR SALE BY OWNER

Large 2 br located in a Central Coq Co-op. $950/mo. No subsidy. Close to transit, schools, and shopping.

PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1097/mo - $1199/mo. Shares req’d. Close to WCE, schools & shopping. No subsidy available. 19225 119th Ave. For more info & to book an appt. call 604-465-1938 TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES! 2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026

TRANSPORTATION

Sandy 604 945 5864 sandy@terramanagement.ca

809 Burnaby NELSON PLACE TOWNHOMES 2701 – 2755 Bainbridge Ave.

AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME

Reno’d 2 & 3 Bdrm Townhomes 2 Level, Private Enclosed Yard, Laminate Flrg, Huge Storage Rm Nr Sperling Skytrain & elem schls Pets Ok! From $1300/mo. 604.540-2028 or 778.714-7815 COQUITLAM

Welcome Home ! 1 Bedrooms available near Lougheed Mall and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Refs required.

Call (604) 931-2670 W. Maple Ridge: 2bdr+den, 75 x 139 lot, 19x15 wrkshp 220V + carport, RV prkg $415K. 604944-8100.

German Shepherd pups, vet check, 1st shots, own both parents, father reg., gd tempered, farm & family raised in country, good guard dog/family pet. born feb 22. $700; also, 2 yr old female. 604-7963026, no sunday calls NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com

Collector Car Auction –Vancouver’s Only Bid Onsite and Online VancouverCollectorCars.com Presented by

TOWNHOUSES

BURNABY: Lovely 1600 sf secluded 3 bdrm T/H in choice location. 3 large bdrms, 2 bths, 5 appls. W/D in lndry room. Stone f/p in livingroom, large glass sliding drs, Rec rm, swimming pool & sauna on site. Walk to skytrain. Only verifiable refs need apply. No Pets. $1650/mo. Avail. July 1st. Phone to view Sat. May 31st. 604-785-0444

Large 2 bdrm apt. Bright 2 br located in a Central Coq Co-op. $810/mo. No subsidy. Seniors only building. Close to transit, schools, and shopping. Sandy 604 945 5864 sandy@terramanagement.ca

PARKVIEW TOWERS Grange St & McMurray Ave

mikes hauling 604-516-9237

EXTRA

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

To arrange a viewing, call Carol at 604.319.8812

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FIVE STAR ROOFING

845

Specializing in reasonably priced SMALL BREED puppies. 604300-1450. trugoalpuppies.com

HUMONGOUS church garage sale. 2 floors of deals! May 31, 9am-2pm. 1393 Austin Ave. Coquitlam

PETS

604-537-4140

APARTMENT/CONDO

Clean & Quiet Location. Large & Spacious Suites.

551

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE

MAPLE RIDGE 1 bdrm gr/lvl suite nr all amens, 2 mins fr Golden Ears Bridge. Ns/np, avail now, $875 incl net, sat. tv & all utils. 604-465-3729.

ABC TREE MEN Pruning, Shaping, Tree Removal & Stump Grinding. 604-521-7594 604-817-8899

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

$45/Hr

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

TREE SERVICES

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

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

706

New Carpet, Flooring & D/W

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

604. 862. 9797 www. smart-cleaning.ca

www.affordablemoversbc.com

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

1 Bdrm. from $830 2 Bdrm. from $1090

Call Ian 604-724-6373

AFFORDABLE MOVING

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

SUITES, LOWER

COQUITLAM Large bright grnd/lvl 1 bdrm +den with priv entry, own laundry & prkg, $660/mo. N/S. No dogs. June 1st. Call (604)937-3534.

PRESA CANARIO P/B pups UKC, brindle $600 ea. 2 mo old. Both parents approx 150 lbs. 604-302-2357

ROTTWEILLER guard dog, 6 yr old male, p/b no papers. Too good home. (604)798-9159

ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020

604-783-6910

SUNDECKS

PRESSURE WASHING

Smart Cleaning

RENT TO OWN

PITTBULL Puppies - Purebred. Born March 7th. Great bloodlines. $850-$1500. Call 604-765-0453.

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

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

Purebred blue males & females. Ready to go. 1st shots & tails/dew claws done. ULTIMATE FAMILY GUARDIAN Pet homes. $800. 604-308-5665

PLUMBING

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

LANDSCAPING

MOVING & STORAGE

PAVING/SEAL COATING

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