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New Westminster architect Eric Pattison checks out the progress of construction for new offices and commercial space below the Brooklyn Pub on Columbia Street. He designed, the new space, as well as renovations to the pub and the addition of five two-storey townhouses above it, a project he calls one of the most challenging of his career because of the location’s unique site on a steep slope overlooking Front Street.

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Eric Pattison has helped build tall office towers, and given new life to old heritage buildings. But he’s never designed an iceberg. That’s essentially what the New Westminster architect did

for his commission to renovate and expand the Brooklyn Pub on Columbia Street at the eastern end of Downtown. It’s turned out to be one of the most challenging projects of his career, said Pattison. When the owner of the Brooklyn, Kosta Efstrathiadis, approached him about enlarging the pub with a new glass atrium similar to the one at his Taverna Greka restaurant a few doors down, as well as constructing five two-storey townhomes on top of the building,

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Pattison knew there would have to be some complex engineering and seismic work done below ground to support the structure that overhangs a steep bluff above Front Street. Pattison submitted his plans to the city for permits, and it was suggested he look at building beneath the overhang as well, to discourage vagrants from taking up residence on the protected slope. His client liked the idea. Starting with rough conceptual sketches on note paper, Pattison

had to devise a building that would serve three disparate functions. It would also have to be built on a steep, narrow site hemmed in by an active rail line and busy arterial road below. All while the pub stayed open as usual. “It’s complex, but I wasn’t intimidated by it. The idea was easy, but the buildability and execution of it was tough.” The design and approval process took three years. see WILL LOOK LIKE NEW BUILDING, A4

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The John Robson parent advisory council has made it to the final round of a contest they hope will get them the $20,000 top prize to help pay for a new playground at Qayqayt elementary. The PAC’s vision for the playground had the most votes online when the qualification round of the CST Inspired Minds competition closed Monday. “I’m feeling very positive at this point,” said organizer Ronda Field. The complete playground for the new school— which will open in September, replacing John Robson—will cost $130,000. The PAC is still about $60,000 short. They entered the contest saying any money they won would fund the playground’s climbing wall. They’ve been persistent in sending out daily reminders through Twitter and Facebook and the like to get supporters to vote for the project at least once a day. It’s worked. see FINAL ROUND, A9


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EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOPS

CITYPAGE JOB FAIR: ANVIL CENTRE AUXILIARY FRONT OF HOUSE STAFF The new Anvil Centre civic facility, located in the heart of Downtown New Westminster, is set to open in the fall of 2014. We are in search of qualified and customer service focused individuals to assume a variety of front of house hospitality roles such as hosting, ushering, ticket taking & sales, parking attendants and security guards. To apply, attend our job fair at the New Westminster Public Library on the following dates: Tuesday June 10, 2014 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm OR Saturday June 14, 2014 9:30 am - 1:00 pm The New Westminster Public Library is located at 716 6th Avenue. Please bring a resume and cover letter quoting competition #14-45. Application forms will also be available during the job fair. For full posting details, visit www.newwestcity.ca. For more information on the Anvil Centre, visit www.anvilcentre.ca

2014 PROPERTY TAX DUE DATE WEDNESDAY - JULY 2, 2014 2014 Property Tax Notices have been mailed to all registered property owners. If you have not received your property tax notice, please contact the Property Tax Department at City Hall at 604-527-4550. It is the responsibility of the property owner to pay property taxes, by the due date in order to avoid penalty, whether or not a bill is received. Current property taxes unpaid after July 2 will be charged a 5% penalty and a second 5% penalty will be added to taxes unpaid after September 2. City Hall office hours: • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday (except Statutory Holidays) Extended office hours: • June 16 - July 2, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Various payment options are provided: • Mail or in person at City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue. Cash, cheques or debit cards are accepted but we do NOT accept credit cards • 24-hour drop-box in “City Hall Mail” located at the north entrance to City Hall • Chartered banks and most trust companies and credit unions • Telephone or internet banking services through your financial institution • Queensborough Community Centre. Please be sure to bring your current year Tax Notice with you. Provincial Home Owner Grant: Application for the Provincial Home Owner Grant may be made now, whether or not the current taxes are being paid at the same time. The grant application is located on the front of the Tax Notice or online at www.newwestcity.ca/ehog Provincial Property Tax Deferment Programs: You may be eligible to defer payment of all or a part of the current year property taxes through one of two Provincial Tax Deferment Programs: 1. Regular Property Tax Deferment Program • If you are age 55 or over, or a surviving spouse 2. Families with Children Property Tax Deferment Program • If you are providing financial support for a dependent child who is under 18 years of age at any time during the year For more information about the Property Tax Deferment Programs, please call the Provincial Property Tax Deferment Branch at (604) 660-2421.

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 13: Interview Skills and Self Marketing June 20: Job Search Strategies and Networking June 27: 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. 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.

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COUNCIL MEETINGS Monday, June 9 3:00 pm Committee of the Whole Council Chamber 7:00 pm Regular Meeting Council Chamber Please note that council meetings are now video streamed online at www.newwestcity.ca.

WOODLANDS CENTRE BLOCK INTERPRETATIVE PANELS UNVEILING CEREMONY The Woodlands Centre Block Tower Task Force would like to invite you to the unveiling of four interpretative panels at the Regular Council meeting on Monday, June 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm. This unveiling will occur in City Hall’s Council Chamber, located at 511 Royal Avenue. Through text and visual images, these panels document the architecture and history of the Centre Block, as well as the decision-making process which culminated in the demolition of the tower. This will be an opportunity to view the panels and to learn about the journey which resulted in their creation. For more information, contact John Stark, Senior Social Planner at 604-515-3777 or Julie Schueck, Heritage Planner at 604-527-4556.

CONNAUGHT HEIGHTS RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION AGM Wednesday, June 11, 2014 7:00 pm Connaught Heights Pentecostal Assembly, 2201 Eighth Ave The Connaught Heights Residents’ Association’s (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

TENANCY ACT IN BC An information session about landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities will be held at the New Westminster Public Library on Saturday, June 7, 2014. The session will be held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and there will be an opportunity to have your questions answered. Co-sponsored by the Library and S.U.C.C.E.S.S., the session will be conducted in English, with translation available in French, Chichewa, Nyanja, Lingala, and Swahili. If you have a Permanent Resident Card or Landed Immigrant Documents, please bring them to the program. For more information and to register phone the Library at 604-527-4667 or S.U.C.C.E.S.S. at 604-430-1899. The Library is located at 716 6th Avenue and is wheelchair accessible.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Are you looking for a weekly volunteer opportunity? Do you enjoy food and people? Then we have a place for you! We are looking for volunteer cashiers to join our team at Café Connections in Century House. Training will be provided. Century House is located at 620 Eighth St. For more information, please contact Liz Twaites, Volunteer Coordinator, at ltwaites@newwestcity.ca or 604-519-1023.

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Dynamic duo takes Hyacks to great heights Two teens lead NWSS to its first provincial track title Grant Granger

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Raquel Tjernagel and Nina Schultz are quiet teenagers who made some big noise, and history, last week. The two phenoms, individually and together, led the New Westminster Hyacks to the school’s first-ever team title in the B.C. High School Track and Field Championships. Tjernagel won the 100- and 200-metre sprints while Schultz took the heptathlon, high jump and triple jump titles. What’s mind blowing is they’ll be back next year because Tjernagel is in Grade 11 and Schultz in Grade 10. Tjernagel has been running since Grade 3. Now she’s the fastest girl in B.C. Fittingly, she’s a member of the Coquitlam Cheetahs Track Club which she joined in Grade 9. “I’ve always liked running,” says Tjernagel. “I wasn’t super good when I was younger. I just always liked to run.” But after joining the Cheetahs she took off. “As the years have gone by I just got better and better, and I realized I was coming in first. I knew I was

good at it and it was sort of fun. It was different than soccer.” Although she’s played that game for most of her youth she’s cut back because of her track success. At last year’s provincial high school championship she won the 200 metres despite being only in Grade 10. She won it again this year, and added the 100-metre title to boot with a time of 11.93 seconds. “My goal was to beat 12 seconds, and I did it so I was happy with that,” says Tjernagel, whose father is Norwegian and mother Barbadian. Her cousin Aaron Brown is a sprinter for the University of Southern California and ran for Canada at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Schultz has a track pedigree too. Her grandfather, Duan Qiyan, was a high jump coach after being the 1959 Chinese junior champion. Her grandmother, Zheng Fengrong, set a world high jump record of 1.77 metres in 1957 using the old scissors or straddle technique. Schultz won the high jump with a leap of 1.75 metres, which was a personal best. She bashfully admitted that her grandmother, who was one of eight

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Jumper/heptathlete Nina Schultz and sprinter Raquel Tjernagel won five individual gold medals between them as well being part of New Westminster secondary’s 4x400 relay team at the provincial high school track and field championships last weekend. NWSS won its first-ever provincial track title at the meet.

athletes chosen to carry the Olympic flag at the 2008 opening ceremonies in Beijing, still rubs it in that Schultz hasn’t jumped higher than she did. “She always tells me to do the best I can do and compete with

myself,” says Schultz. Schultz was in Grade 4 when her elementary school run club coach recruited her. He’d seen her in PE classes and told her she had a good running technique. “I was really energetic as a kid. I

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says Schultz, who trains with the New West Spartans track club. She won the meet’s heptathlon competition held the week before because it involves competitors accumulating points over seven events. Schultz had to be coerced into competing in it because she doesn’t enjoy one of its events, the 800 metres. “I’m not good with long distance. It’s just really tough to run two laps at a fast pace,” says Schultz. “I knew I had to do it, but I didn’t want to.” But she did it for the team. In total there were 10 athletes that contributed points to New West’s overall victory. Traditionally, NWSS has not been a top 10 contender. But two years ago the Hyacks finished fifth and last year fourth. So to be in the running for first was exciting. The clincher, although they didn’t know it at the time, came when Tjernagel and Schultz joined Amanda Zacharuk and Emily Chilton to win the 4x400 metre relay. “That was a highlight for us. The girls worked hard to improve their time with each race and they were thrilled to get

under four minutes,” says coach Bryan MacMaster. Confirmation of their crown came during the closing ceremonies when the announcer said they edged out perennial powerhouse Oak Bay 89-88. Schultz, Tjernagel and MacMaster were ecstatic. “We were kind of hoping, but we just hung around just in case,” says MacMaster. When they returned to school this week the congratulations came from all over the campus. At the front of the line was long-time track coach Christine McNulty who has championed track and field for decades at the school and in the region. “For me it was just coming into the right place at the right time. I just feel blessed to be part of it,” says MacMaster. “I’ve really enjoyed watching them compete. They’re really talented, and what’s special about them is their modesty. They’re talented athletes but they’re humble.” • Two NWSS boys hit the podium. Ethan Strome won the 400-m hurdles and Bogdan Pavel coming second in the 110-m hurdles. The boys 4x100 relay team was third.

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Almost a year into construction, passersby on Columbia Street would be hardpressed to notice anything going on. Most of the work has been progressing below street level, bolstering the structure’s soil anchors, building new concrete retaining walls, hanging steel support beams, and installing services including running a hydro line beneath the rail tracks.

When construction finally ceiling windows to take in the bursts forth above the street, unrestricted views of the Fraser Pattison is confident it River, the SkyTrain and will result in an admirable Pattullo bridges, and anchor for the eastern Westminster Pier Park. entrance to Downtown. Air conditioning will The building’s three allow those windows to components will be stay closed in the summer accessed from a to buffer the train and PATTISON common atrium where truck noise from below. the pub’s small parking “It will look like lot now sits. The townhomes, a brand new building,” said pub and offices below will all Pattison. twitter.com/newsleaderfotog feature expansive floor-to-


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Is it time to invite people Uptown? Wouldn’t it be nice if Uptown was a vibrant gathering place for the community? If it had wonderful public spaces, where residents could mingle, linger and enjoy? If we’d say to a friend or family member, “What do you feel like doing?” and they’d say “I don’t know—why not head Uptown?” As though going there were an end in itself ? As I’ve written in the past, Uptown is the busiest retail area in the city. By that measure, it succeeds. Where it fails, though, is in its public spaces. We visit Uptown to shop or get a coffee, but we’re not encouraged to stay and get to know our neighbours better. There isn’t much in terms of public space (or private space we consider public) within a block of Sixth and Sixth. The biggest and most important, the plaza outside Royal City Centre, I’ll get to in a moment. The other locations include outside the library, where there are a few benches, and outside

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London Drugs at Westminster Centre. This latter spot is a case study for Uptown, a pivot between negative and positive street life captured in a single space. For years, that plaza had some planters to sit on, and a large fenced-off seating area. But a group of biker-types that “lingered” there was seen to be scaring customers away, so Uptown Property Group redesigned the space, and removed all seating from the plaza. Now there’s nowhere to sit, unless you buy a coffee at Starbucks to use their small patio. Today, this public space is neither positive or negative. It’s simply neutral. From a business standpoint, the situation has

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improved. No intimidatinglooking folks, nobody begging change. The plaza was redesigned by Bruce Hemstock through his firm PWL Partnership. A landscape architect, Bruce is also a Moody Park resident and no slouch in terms of designing beautiful, vibrant, welcoming public spaces. His firm designed the multiaward winning Westminter Pier Park, CBC Plaza, and several parks at False Creek. They also redesigned Prospect Point in Stanley Park after the 2006 windstorm. At Westminster Centre, Bruce says, the plan is to re-introduce elements to the bare plaza over time and see what works. Uptown is struggling with a challenge facing many cities: What will happen if we encourage people to linger? Will the streets teem with vibrancy and positive energy? Or will it become a landscape of despair, where the sight of too many rough-looking, disturbed or desperate people scares the others away?

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At the heart of the neighbourhood, at Sixth and Sixth, small interventions are possible that have low risk, and the possibility of great reward. The plaza outside Royal City Centre should be the “piazza” or civic square of the area. Today, though, there are overgrown shrubs in planters. The “gateway” circle in the middle is ringed with benches, but anchored by an ugly sign that screams “remember Expo 86?” Walking through that gateway means running a gauntlet of cigarette smoke. My ideal situation would be to see mall owner Strathallen would hire someone like Bruce Hemstock to do a full redesign. For his part, Bruce is more diplomatic and isn’t as hard on the space as I am. He says the folks at the mall did a good job designing the space at the time. “Perhaps it’s a bit old and dated,” he told me. “Could we update it to the 21st century? Of course.” Please see COuLD PARkLETS, A8

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Can’t the city pitch in? The John Robson elementary Parent Advisory Council is trying to raise an extraordinary amount of money for new playground equipment at the new Qayqayt elementary. I had always thought (through the months of the first fundraising campaign) that the Qayqayt playground equipment would be on school property. I went to the public open house on the new St. Mary’s Park adjacent to the new Qayqayt school and was surprised to learn the playground will be completely within the new park’s boundary—on public city land. I was further startled to learn that the city is not using Development Cost Charges (DCC) Park Reserve funds to pay for the development of the park or the new playground equipment on city park land. Why such parsimony with DCC money for St. Mary’s Park and playground when just to the south the city has recently funneled $6 million to Westminster Pier Park? Christopher Bell New Westminster

unusual, indeed. Was this art form the best use of taxpayers’ money? Was there no other art to choose from?  Caroline Moore New Westminster

FORGIVE ME IF… We received our 2014 tax notice yesterday and I have to apologize that I must have missed the article in which the City of New Westminster justified the five per cent increase in taxes, explaining that they have new staff on board to force illegal secondary suites currently consuming city resources without any fees to come into compliance (or at least pay the water and garbage fees), bylaw staff now working weekends to enforce noise bylaws on contractors installing illegal secondary suites on the weekend to fly “under the radar,” fix the pothole in front of my house that has been there for three years and help residents deal with their glass containers that are now

banned from the mixed-material recycling bins (but were perfectly fine in the previous modified blue box collection). Yup, I am real sorry I missed that article because as it stands, I am really confused how the city can justify a five per cent increase when inflation has been around two per cent or less. In contrast and on the upside, I see that the taxes collected by “Other Levels of Government” have gone up by only one per cent over 2013. Maybe the city should find out how they did that. I also wonder if you could direct me to the article in which the provincial government justified why the homeowner’s grant has not been increased from $570 since 2006 when it went from $470 to $570. As it stands, with the city’s five per cent increase and the steadily diminishing benefit of the homeowner’s grant, these tax notices are really starting to hurt. Dave Forgie New Westminster

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Field said at last look the PAC had collected nearly 2,800 votes, about 400 more than anyone else. Now the top 25 start all over again with voting to run June 9 to 16. “We’ve been very pleased with the support we got the last time around, it’s been fabulous,” said Field. The PAC entered a

similar Aviva Community Fund contest last year. It didn’t win the $100,000 top prize but did get $5,000. Final voting in that one was done by judges. But the Inspiring Minds final round will be determined by online voting. She emphasized voters for their project must provide valid email addresses because it’s apparent CST is

monitoring all of them. “It’s really going to matter that everybody’s voting clean,” said Field. “I did notice that some of the other ideas that were ahead of us earlier in the game did lose some of their votes. So that would suggest they’re auditing.”

In addition to the $20,000 jackpot three projects will get $10,000 and five will receive $5,000. “I don’t want to get my hopes up, and I don’t want to be devastated in the

finals. So everybody’s got to stay on board. In the last few days some of the ideas that didn’t start out with a lot of votes were gaining quite quickly,” said Field. The final round of

voting kicks off June 9 at 9 a.m. She stressed votes have to be in before 9 p.m. PDT otherwise they’re considered to be counted for the next day because it’s after midnight EDT.

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A10 NewsLeader Friday, June 6, 2014

Cities ‘spoiled’ by postal service: FCM Grant Granger

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New Westminster may want door-to-door mail delivery service to continue but there’s a bunch of communities across the country that aren’t sympathetic to the cause. City council was

one of many local governments to back a resolution to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) convention. It opposed Canada Post’s plans to phase in neighbourhood mailboxes everywhere

starting this fall. But the resolution was shot down when the vote was called. Couns. Bill Harper and Lorrie Williams said it was because of the FCM’s rural-urban divide. Since there’s so many small towns across the country they

control the voting, said Harper. And they’ve had to slog their way to the neighbourhood mailbox for decades. “They said, ‘We’ve had it for years, what are you complaining about?’ It was literally said like that,” said Harper on Wednesday after returning from the FCM convention in Niagara Falls, Ont. “They think we’re already spoiled here,” said Williams. But Harper said substituting mailboxes for door-to-door delivery creates many safety issues. He noted thieves recently pulled

out an entire recent mailbox in Langley and hauled it away. “They’re getting credit card numbers, identity theft, all sorts of stuff. It’s probably becoming a business,” said Harper. Williams said seniors will be particularly affected if the service is discontinued. There are other issues, said Harper, such as lighting and who will pay for the extra police calls and investigations when thefts take place that need to be figured out. He also noted in New Westminster the only

place mailboxes can be located is on city property which raises more issues. Harper said the FCM executive didn’t put the resolution on the floor. But during the conference it was brought forward as an emergency resolution. That motion got the two-thirds support of delegates needed to proceed. But the hall was half full. By the time discussion of the resolution was done, including an impassioned plea from Harper, it was full. The earlier vote had Harper expecting it

would pass, so when it got shot down he was surprised, and disappointed. “It’s unfortunate but that’s the way it goes sometimes,” said Harper. Despite the vote, he doesn’t believe it’s a dead issue. “It’s a long drawn out process that runs through the 2015 election. It all depends on whether or not organized seniors groups or people with disabilities or cities [get involved].” • Williams was re-elected as a B.C. representative to the board of directors.

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How far would you travel for a home cooked meal? Munich, Germany – There’s no shortage of places to chow down here in Bavaria but that’s not really what I had in mind. Sometimes you just by Alexandra Straub hanker for some good ol’ fashioned home cooking and the desire makes distance no object. According to Google Maps, the drive to some tasty yet simple food fare will take approximately six hours and five minutes, and is about 684 kilometres. One way. That’s not including the approximately 8,300 kms travelled to get to Munich, Germany. The destination: Budapest, Hungary, where I’ll have one night to spend with my grandparents – grandma Ilona and grandpa Pál Lencsés. I’ve got the use of a bright red 2015 Audi A3 and a full tank of gas, so why not? Considering I’ll be there less than 24 hours, words like “ambitious” or “motivated” or even “crazy” might describe my reasoning. But heck, if it means I get a home cooked meal, I’d travel all night. Relatively speaking, I’m so close to them. I couldn’t let the opportunity go to waste. And anyone who loves their grandparents’ cooking will sympathize.

drive is. Especially on the most, direct route. Knowing Getting me there doesn’t involve security screenings, boarding passes, the hospitality of flight attendants or that I would get to spend some quality time with my the company of an Airbus. With my bag tucked away grandparents, and the A3, kept me going. With the in the trunk, my destination set into the GPS, it was go speed limits decreasing and the flow of traffic considertime. ably worsening, I knew I was getting close. It was just This particular A3 came equipped with Audi’s new nearing dinner. Perfect. MMI Touch with hand-writing recognition infotainBefore devouring my grandma’s famous crepes – ment system and the MMI Navigation plus. Instead of complete with homemade apricot jam with apricots spelling out the address using the dial and twisting the that grew in their summer home’s backyard. My wrists back and forth, you can just trace out the letters grandparents tightly embraced me. I’m not sure who with your finger on the dial’s face. I will warn you, if you was more excited to see whom, though their attention have bad penmanship like me, the system might pick up was split between hugs and admiring the red chariot on a different letter than the that brought me to their one you had intended! home in one piece. I can’t Grandma’s Famous Regardless, getting the hang blame them. It is quite the of it is relatively easy, and sedan in regards to styling. really kind of fun, too. And that colour just can’t Ingredients: 2 eggs Throughout the drive in be missed. Pinch of salt Germany, I shaved a few As I walked through the 1 teaspoon of sugar minutes off here and there. courtyard and along the 6 heaping spoonfuls of flour The speed limitless zones path to their apartment, (can be substituted with rice flour for gluten free!) certainly helped. Perhaps I caught a faint whiff of Dash of baking powered that’s why I opted to take what had been baking 300ml milk the car rather than fly. throughout the day. I knew 300ml soda water A chance to drive quickly – 50ml Oil that the crepes, and myself, in certain sections - AND get would soon be gone. Mix and let it sit for 10 minutes a delicious meal at the end. In this case, you can’t help Fry in pan on medium heat The A3’s swift characteristics buy devour yet appreciate Makes 20-25 hail from its 1.8L, direct the goodness a “home” injected and turbocharged cooked meal can have. The 4-cylinder engine. With a family then gathers around the dinner table, says grace, healthy dose of 170 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque, and digs in. I had everything I needed. Was it worth it? That’s obvious of an answer as is the The competency of its front MacPherson Strut with response to, “Do you want seconds?” Lower Wishbones and 4-link rear suspension with sepThe meal was priceless but the 2015 Audi A3 1.8 TFSI arate spring/shock absorber arrangement at highway has a starting of $31,100. speeds is confidence inspiring. It doesn’t waver with Check out the Question of the Week and if you want the speed and feels firmly planted. And for a small-ish more info about the A3, visit www.audi.ca vehicle, that’s always a good thing. alexandra.straub@drivewaybc.ca The Audi A3 itself isn’t boring by design, but the long

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EMPLOYEE PRICING

32 to Choose

+ 0% LEASE RATE + 2.99% FINANCING

NEW GMC TERRAIN

EMPLOYEE PRICING

11 to Choose

+ $1,350 FACTORY INCENTIVE + 0.99 FINANCING

NEW CHEVY TAHOE

EMPLOYEE PRICING + $4,000 FACTORY DISCOUNT

NEW CHEVY EQUINOX

EMPLOYEE PRICING

14 to Choose

+ $1,350 FACTORY INCENTIVE + 0.99% FINANCING

NEW CHEVY SONIC

EMPLOYEE PRICING

17 to Choose

+ 0% FINANCING + 0% LEASING

NEW BUICK VERANO

EMPLOYEE PRICING

+ 0.99% FINANCING + 0% LEASING

NEW BUICK ENCORE

EMPLOYEE PRICING

12 to Choose

= 0.99% FINANCING + 0% LEASE

NEW GMC YUKON

EMPLOYEE PRICING + $4,000 FACTORY INCENTIVE

NEW BUICK ENCLAVE

EMPLOYEE PRICING + 0.99% FINANCING

Hotline: 604-676-7602

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Friday, June 6, 2014 NewsLeader A13

HUNDREDS OF PREOWNED VEHICLES VEHICLES UNDER $5000 • IMPORTS • TRUCKS • VANS • SUV • CARS VANS TRUCKS CARS SUV

2013 TOWN & COUNTRY 2008 GMC SIERRA EXT CAB Auto, V8. #5592

Luxury, loaded, power slider, backup camera, alloys.

2012 NISSAN ALTIMA

Auto, air, loaded, CC #5080

2014 KIA SORENTO AWD

Auto, air, fully loaded #5540

#5506

$

22,995 OR $156 PMT 2012 GRAND CARAVAN

Fully loaded vans, media centre.

FULLY LOADED

$

12,888

15,995 OR 103 PMT $

2009 CHEVY EXPRESS 1 TON CUBE VAN

GT

Auto, air, loaded, sunroof, alloys #5099

LOADED

$

25,995

#8718

23,995 OR $ 149 PMT

$

2008 CHEVY UPLANDER #8330

6,995

#0953

2008 FORD F150 XLT S/CAB 4WD

2012 TOYOTA SIENNA

16,995

2003 FORD F150 LARIAT S/CAB 4WD #4029

#5287

Auto, air, loaded, mags #4702

17,495 OR $ 113 PMT

$

2011 MERCEDES E350 Top of line, all options #5457

2005 FORD FREESTAR

#0242

1,888

$

2006 FORD E-350 CUBE DIESEL

#4879

$

18,997 OR $ 128 PMT

2010 GMC SIERRA EX-CAB

#5282

17,877

$

2008 FORD EXPLORER

EDDIE BAUER #4650

13,995 OR $ 89 PMT

2011 BUICK REGAL CXL Top of line

#5437

38,877

18,997

$

2008 CHEVY IMPALA

25,995

5,895

$

Auto, Air, Loaded, Sunroof. #5181

WELL EQUIPPED

19,995

$

$

18,877

13,977

$

35,995

$

2013 HYUNDAI SANTE FE SPORT

AWD #5460

$

$

2013 FORD FIESTA

#4947

Luxury, sunroof, alloys, fully loaded - #5350

$

13,995

$

2006 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR

ULTIMATE #4915

ULTIMATE #5381

#0547

2000 VW CABRIO

5,995

$

$

2012 BMW X5

Black Beauty, Fully Loaded, Mint #4935

29,988

18,995

2003 NISSAN XTERRA SE

26,995

AWD

$

$

7,995

4 WD

31,877

4WD, Fully loaded. #5576

Luxury, leather, sunroof, alloys. #5308 #5578

22,987

$

2008 PONTIAC G6 2013 JEEP 2012 CADILLAC GT CONVERTIBLE COMPASS SPORT SRX AWD Auto, air, loaded, alloys

$

2013 NISSAN MAXIMA

$

2013 BMW X1 4WD

1,888

2012 MITSUBISHI 2012 COROLLA Auto, air, fully loaded SPYDER

$

LOADED

Ultimate Family Vehicle, Fully Loaded.

14,995

25,888

Luxury, All Options. #5235

$

#4734

$

LOADED

#1625

16,988 OR $ 103 PMT

#5371

OFFERS

2003 CHEVY CAVALIER

$

6 CYLINDER

$

2012 GENESIS 2008 GMC SIERRA EXT 4WD Leather, Navigation, Sunroof

#5514

$

14,995 OR $102 PMT

2012 FORD F250 SD S/C 4WD 2013 ELANTRA Auto, Air #5611

#5166

$

$

2012 CADILLAC ESCALADE

Luxury, Navigation, DVD, Sunroof, 22” Chrome Mags. #4674

6,995

54,995

$

$

BRAND NEW 2014 DUTCHMAN TRAILERS

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19,995

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All prices & payments are net of all incentives and are plus taxes, levies and $495 documentation fee. Vehicles not exactly as illustrated. Financing on approved credit. Bi-weekly payments based on 96 mo. term, 4.99% APR, $2000 down. Total paid: ’13 Town & Country $32,448, ’12 Grand Caravan $21,424, ’12 Corolla $18,512, ’12 Altima $21,216, ’13 Elantra $23,424, ’12 Genesis $32,995, ’12 Mustang $26,624.


A14 NewsLeader Friday, June 6, 2014

Community@Crossroads Help us put life into days

Jenny Nam, 10, takes a taste of honey after she learned about beekeeping as part of Renew Crew, a program at the New Westminster Public Library where kids 6-12 were mentored by teens on urban gardening, the environment and sustainability.

Crossroads Hospice Society provides compassionate support and honours the dignity of those affected by the end-of-life experience.

Leave Your Legacy

Grief’s Journey Walk Mondays at 10:30am

A gift to Crossroads Hospice Society will help to ensure that hospice care remains a vital part of our community. Here are a few ideas for your consideration:

Royal City Centre 610-6 Street, New Westminster Join others seeking support after losing a loved one. Pre-registration is required.

Bequests A bequest established in your Will may be a good choice if you want to make a one-time gift to Crossroads Hospice Society after you pass away, while providing a tax credit for your estate. Charitable Remainder Trusts With a charitable remainder trust, you contribute assets during your lifetime to an irrevocable living trust.You receive an immediate tax credit and ongoing income generated by assets within the trust. On your passing, the initial capital goes directly to Crossroads Hospice Society as the beneficiary. Donating Life Insurance You can donate a life insurance policy on your passing by naming Crossroads Hospice Society as the beneficiary. The proceeds go directly to Crossroads, bypassing probate, and your estate will get a donation tax receipt for the insurance proceeds paid to Crossroads. Get Qualified Advice Before deciding how to give to any charity, be sure to get qualified tax and legal advice. Author:Tracy Price,Vice President with RBC Dominion Securities in New Westminster.

Please call 604-777-6734 for more information.

MARIO BARTEL NEWSLEADER

Planting seeds of leadership

CONTACT INFORMATION Crossroads Inlet Center Hospice Hospice Programs 604-949-2270 Hospice Volunteers 604-949-2271

Mario Bartel

Visiting Volunteers Tri-Cities 604-949-2271 New Westminster 604-777-6734 Bereavement Services Tri-Cities 604-949-2274 New Westminster 604-777-6734 Society Office 604-945-0606 Thrift Store 604-949-0459

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Ryan Thomas didn’t know bee’s honeycombs are soft and mushy, until a beekeeper spoke to his Renew Crew group at the New Westminster Public Library. He also didn’t know teenagers could be role models he could look up to and learn from. And those are exactly the kinds of lessons the four-week Renew Crew program hoped to impart on kids aged 6-12 said Liz Hunter, the head of Children’s and Teen Services at the library and a member of the Kids New West committee that

initiated the program. With funding from the United Way, youth leaders from the environment club at New Westminster secondary school worked with the kids on small urban gardening projects, upcycling and sustainability. For four Thursdays they met at the library after school to build seed bombs, research native plant species, listen to guest speakers like the beekeeper. All the activities were organized by the high school students, led by Sophie Labrosse, who’s in Grade 11 at NWSS. “I wanted to instill an

appreciation of nature in them,” said Labrosse. “We’ll be inheriting a planet that’s not very healthy, and I want them to realize that they need to take ownership.” The lesson wasn’t lost on young Ryan, a Grade 4 student at John Robson elementary. “I like planting, I like nature,” he said. “People are trying to kill plants and I’ll tell them not to.” More importantly, said Hunter, the program hopes to give the younger children a positive impression of what they can accomplish as they become teens.

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Friday, June 6, 2014 NewsLeader A15

Renovated homes go on Parade with the GVHBA By Kerry Vital

Are you looking to renovate your own home and are in need of ideas? On June 8, the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association is hosting its annual Parade of Renovated Homes, and you’re sure to be inspired. “Professional RenoMark renovators, many of them awardwinners, will be on-site to offer expert advice and discuss their craftsmanship,” says GVHBA CEO Bob de Wit. “The

renovators are very proud of being part of a professional industry which helps consumers transform their houses into dream homes.” This year will include a record-breaking 22 homes all over the Lower Mainland, including North Vancouver, South Surrey, Burnaby and Tsawwassen. Among the renovations on the tour will be a beautiful redesign of a century-old home, incredible kitchen makeovers and the renovation of a home from the 1970s into a man’s dream retreat.

NEW HOME DEVELOPMENT

De Wit notes that Metro Vancouver homeowners will spend $3.8 billion this year on renovating their homes, and this event offers you the rare opportunity to walk through professionally renovated homes and gather some ideas and advice. Admission is via $10 passport, which can be purchased at any of the homes and used to enter all of the homes on the tour. Children 17 and under are free. The parade takes place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., so be sure to plan your route before heading out. Part of the proceeds from the sales of the Parade of Renovated Homes passports will be used to fund the purchase of tools, building materials and safety gear for a carpentry training program at Guildford Park and Frank Hurt Secondary schools in Surrey, helping teach students to build new housing and renovate existing homes and fulfilling the growing need for skilled workers. For more information about the Parade of Renovated Homes and a list of the participating homes, visit www.gvhba.org/ events/eventcalendar.

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Varsity, by Redekop Kroeker Development Inc., is a collection of condominium residences that are definitely at the top of their class. With gourmet kitchens, spacious floorplans and tons of natural light, there’s something for everyone at Varsity.

A higher standard of living at Varsity By Kerry Vital

Redekop Kroeker Development Inc. is rising to the occasion with Varsity, a fourbuilding development in Langley that’s definitely at the top of its class. “There’s a really nice sense of community here,” says project manager Mimi Chen, adding, “The features are fantastic; it’s an amazing value.” The two-bedroom condominiums at

Varsity are spacious and open, ranging from approximately 840 to 1,090 square feet. RKDI will release the final building for sale later this year, while buyers in the current buildings are able to move in immediately. The interiors can easily be called exquisite, with oversized windows, wide-plank laminate flooring in the entry, kitchen and living area, and two designer colour schemes to choose between, Cambridge and Oxford. The kitchen will suit any aspiring gourmet,

$278,900 208 3423 E Hastings St, Vanc. Welcome to Zoey - a spacious one bedroom + den home featuring an open floor plan, large master bedroom and spacious den (could be a kids room). Fully renovated gourmet custom kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Includes parking stall and one storage locker. Tremendous value located just minutes from Downtown and the North Shore. Steps from shopping, restaurant and transit to SFU, Skytrain and more! Best value in the area.

masterstroke of convenience, the bathrooms feature motion sensor under-cabinet lighting. There are other details at Varsity that are proving popular. “People love the gas connection on the balcony for a barbecue,” Chen says. “If you’re downsizing, you’re not going to lose anything. That’s a big thing for people.” Part of the appeal of Varsity is its convenient location. It’s within walking distance to everything you’ll need, from shopping and dining to schools to leisure and recreation. Homeowners will also be close to the new Golden Ears Bridge, making commuting easy. “We got a walk score of 77 at Varsity,” says Chen. “That’s unusual for Langley, where you often have to take a car to everything. Even though it’s close to everything, it’s very quiet as the buildings are set back from the street.” Varsity is bordered by two protected green spaces, lending a natural feel to the project that adds to that quiet and calm feeling when arriving home. “Where else can you get a two-bedroom home for this price, beside green space, and in this location?” asks Chen. “It’s a no-brainer.” Two-bedroom homes start at $229,800. For more information visit www.liveatvarsity.com, call 604-539-2200 or stop by the sales centre at 20068 Fraser Highway, Langley.

with granite countertops complemented by alder shaker frame-and-panel-door cabinetry and a ceramic tile backsplash. Under-cabinet puck lighting and stainless-steel appliances are two other beautiful details in the kitchen. “These kitchens feel like they’re in a house,” says Chen. “You can cook without bumping elbows with someone else; there are no compromises here.” The bathrooms are soothing and spacious, with rich marble countertops (granite in the ensuite), ceramic floor tile accented by an antique white tub surround and shaker frame-and-panel-door cabinetry. In a

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A16 NewsLeader Friday, June 6, 2014

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

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Friday, June 6, 2014 NewsLeader A17

This week’s feature properties ...

New LISTING

at 114 Miner Street, New Westminster Gorgeous, custom built, 19 yr old, 8 bdrm, 6 bath, 4385 sf, 3 level home w/superb views & located on a lovely quiet Sapperton street close to shopping, parks, schools & Skytrain. Feats 5 bdrms, 3 baths on 2 levels for owners use + suite revenue of $2200/month. Solid well built home w/2x6 construction + 12” centres, extensive use of tile, hardwood & crown moldings, 2 gas f/p’s, tile roof, newer gutters & paint. Kitchen has oak cabinets, granite counters, gas stove & opens to DR & FR w/2 way gas f/p. Family room has home theatre (included) & access to solarium & deck. Upstairs is the master retreat w/bdrm, sitting room, vaulted ceilings, 5 pce ensuite w/jacuzzi & big W/I closet. Lot: 50’ x 132’.

Priced at $1,100,000

OPEN SUN 2:30-4:30

View LOT at 7710 Cariboo Road, Burnaby 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, 2355 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.

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Priced at $769,900

Amazing VIEWS Nicely RENOVATED

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at 826 Burnaby Street, New Westminster

at 7760 Mary Avenue, Burnaby

Amazing River & Mountain views from this 5year old 2748 sq ft 3 level, 4 bedroom/4 bath quality custom built home (winner of 2009 Peoples Choice Royal City builders award). This bright & spacious elegant home features: crown moldings & wide baseboards throughout, high ceilings on main & central AC in bsmt. Front covered porch & stamped concrete rear patio. Gorgeous gourmet kitch with maple cabinets, granite counters, G.E. Profile SS appl, gas stove, & island, opens to EA & fam room w/gas fp. Spacious LR & DR w/superb views. Upstairs has 3 bdrms, 2 baths. 1 bdrm legal suite (prev rented for $850) below. Lovely landscaped and fully fenced backyard. Fully insulated & heated 20’x 22’ detached double garage.

Nicely renovated, 5 bdrm, 2 bath, 2240 sf bungalow on beautiful quiet street close to schools, park, shopping, shopping & transit. This lovely place features large LR with gas f/p & hdwd floors, spacious DR that opens to newer kitchen with maple cabinets, granite counters & gas stove, 3 spacious bdrms on main + remodelled 4 pc bath w/lots of stone & travestine. Downstairs is fully finished, good height, 2 bdrms, full bath & large rec room. Home has gorgeous park like back yard, double wndws, newer roof, newer paint, extensive tile work, single garage & more.

Priced at $1,188,000

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A18 NewsLeader Friday, June 6, 2014

SALES BEGIN EARLY JUNE

TRANQUIL SUITES ABOVE ENERGETIC STREETS Rising high over the shopping, dining and entertainment of Downtown Metrotown, the homes at Station Square are a private retreat from the energy of the street. Smart floor plans, stunning views, up to 9-foot ceilings, European kitchens and spa-like bathrooms foster a sense of calm satisfaction. Five storeys above the street, almost an acre of green space, fitness, wellness and entertainment options await. Downtime or Downtown? You can have both — no decision required.

PHASE II SALES BEGIN EARLY JUNE. SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY.

STATIONSQUARE.CA | 604.438.1113

The developer reserves the right to make changes and modifications to the information contained herein. Renderings are representational only and are not necessarily accurate, and final design, construction, and features may differ. This is not an offering for sale as an offering can only be made after the filing of a disclosure statement, and only in jurisdictions where qualified in accordance with applicable local laws. E. & O.E.. Station Square and the Station Square logo are registered trademarks of Metro Shopping Centre Limited Partnership, and used under licence.


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LEARN MORE AT porte.ca/lift 604.320.3386 Proudly developed by Pricing subject to change without notice. Sales by disclosure statement only, E&O.E.


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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 102

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EDUCATION

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

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MISSING CAT Our little girl Bella went missing on the 24th May. She is white with tortoise shell calico colours. She is 2 years old and has a habit of going into peoples garages. Please check your garage as we are missing her. Telephone Nicole or Neil on 604-700-5409. Reward if found. **REWARD OFFERED** For an iPad2 in a soft black case lost near QueensPark, New Westminster on May 26th. If found please call 604825-0663 Thanks it holds many memories.

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

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EXPERIENCED Lane Closure Tech’s and Traffic Control people req’d. immediately. 604-996-2551 or email Traffic_King@shaw.ca

New West 604.522.4900

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CONCRETE & PLACING

HERFORT CONCRETE

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

D & N TOTAL CARE Home Improvement

260

ELECTRICAL

Low Cost. Same Day Guaranteed. Res/Com. Small job expert. Renos Panel changes ~ 604-374-0062 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

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

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 Central Creek Construction Refinish & Sand Hardwood Floors & New floors. Covered Decks, Painting & Crown Mouldings. 604-773-7811. WCB & BBB. centralcreek@gmail.com

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

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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

PERSONAL SERVICES 142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS ENTRY level position open at busy Richmond office. Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30 pm. Duties include reception and data entry. Strong computer and typing skills a must. No experience necessary, will train. Forward resume to: barnett@aacb.com...”.

Receptionist

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

156

SUMMER Music Classes in downtown New Westminster! Choir, Music Composition and Music Mind Games for children of all ages. Starting Soon! For more info visit www.thelakemusic.com or call 604363-2767.

182

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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

SALES

185 PROFESSIONAL SALES ASSOCIATES Gregg Distributors Ltd. Is Rapidly Growing! Are YOU Interested in INDUSTRIAL SALES? Outgoing? Motivated?

EDUCATION

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. SignUp online! iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

Apply Weekdays Between 9AM to 2PM at: 118-713 Columbia St

JR. MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

287

Advertising Sales Consultant The Peace Arch News, a twice-weekly award-winning newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a fulltime experienced sales person.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of two years of sales experience – preferably in the advertising or retail industry. The ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service is a must. The winning candidate will be a team player, a strong communicator, well organized and self-motivated. The ability to work in an extremely fast paced environment with a positive attitude is a must. A car and valid driver's license is required. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan coupled with a strong benefit package.

Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility.

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REQUIRED NOW PAY $12 PER HOUR

LEGAL assistant required. Conveyance and/or property development experience preferred but will consider all applicants. Email resume to Jodie@pearcetaylor.com

Only those of interest will be contacted.

LOST AND FOUND

CLEANING SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

YOUTH & ADULTS

CONSTRUCTION SITE In your NEIGHBOURHOOD

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

HOUSE CLEANERS/ JANITORS

CARRIERS NEEDED

IN MEMORIAM GIFTS

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

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:

YARD PERSON, F/T

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

HIGHWAY OWNER OPERATORS $3500 SIGNING BONUS

Vernon Service Company requires Journeyman Service Plumbers/Gasfitters, $36.00/hr Call (250)549-4444 or fax 250-549-4416

tbrebner@tybo.ca workwithus@tybo.ca

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

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

ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT

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.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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

We Want You!

Existing established territory with customer base. Training provided to help achieve your full potential. COMPETITIVE SALARY & BENEFITS PACKAGE Fax Resumes: 604.888.4688 or Email to: info@greggbc.ca or Visit:www.greggdistributors.ca

HOME CARE

PROFESSIONAL Foot Care Nurse $60 Home Visits call: 604-341-4378 www.footcarehomecall.com

Black Press has more than 170 community newspapers across Canada and the United States and for the proven candidate the opportunities are endless. Please submit your resume with a cover letter by Friday, June 13, 2014 to: Rita Walters, Publisher Peace Arch News, #200 - 2411 - 160th St., Surrey, BC V3S 0C8 or email to publisher@peacearchnews.com

No phone calls please.

www.blackpress.ca


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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

356

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

CONSTRUCTION INC

477

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

Running this ad for 10yrs

MIDAS

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

www.paintspecial.com 604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

. Expert Power Washing. Gutters cleaned & repaired. www.expertpowerwashing. Mike, 604-961-1280

PETS

604-572-3733

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

www.tkhaulaway.com

604-251-3382

Carpentry Services Remove & replace concrete sidewalks, driveways, retaining walls.

Brads

Junk

Removal.com.

Same

Day

Service.

Affordable Rates! 604.220.JUNK (5865)

Member of BBB & WCB

www.midascontruction.ca

288

ITALIAN MASTIFF (Cane Corso)

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

PETS

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. 604820-4827

REAL ESTATE 625

FOR SALE BY OWNER

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

627

HOMES WANTED • All Prices • All Situations • • All Conditions • www.webuyhomesbc.com 604-657-9422

PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS 1-250-558-7888 www.orlandoprojects.com

LANDSCAPING

SHAW LANDSCAPING LTD We do Complete Landscaping

* Spring Cleanup-Gardening work * Lawn cutting * Trees, shrubs. * Property Maint., Fencing * Hedging & pruning * New Turf or lawn

Cell 778-688-1012 msg

GREENWORKS Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls. Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Concrete cutting, Jack hammering, old swimming pools filled in & decks. 604-782-4322 778-710-2185

320

MOVING & STORAGE

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

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING

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

2 Purebred blue females. Ready to go. 1st shots & tails / dew claws done. ULTIMATE FAMILY GUARDIAN Pet homes. $750. 604-308-5665

ASPHALT PAVING • Brick Driveways • Retaining Walls • Foundation Repairs • Sealcoating 604-618-2304

PLUMBING

BRO MARV PLUMBING 24/7 Plumbing, heating, plugged drains BBB. (604)582-1598, bromarv.com 10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005

341

Ring up profits! www.bcclassified.com

PRESSURE WASHING

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

372

SUNDECKS

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

TRUCK CANOPY FOR RANGER or similar. Black no side windows. Good shape - $300: (604)854-4792 or 604-820-8266

810

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 520

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

BURIAL PLOTS

Forest Lawn (Burnaby). Plot for 1 casket & 1 urn Whispering Pine section - Lot #539. $9998.11 Email: deepbluesea52@gmail.com

Call Ian 604-724-6373

Smart Cleaning Pressure Washing & Window Cleaning.

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

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

APARTMENT/CONDO 2009 TOYOTA RAV4 LIMITED V6, 3.5L, 4/dr, 4WD, 5spd, 83K. Pyrite colour, leather int, satellite radio, Bluetooth, a/c, pwr sunroof, heated front seats, rear fold-down seat, push button/smart key. One owner, non-smoker. LOADED! Exc Cond! $20,500. 604-542-5923 or 604-729-8107

Burnaby NELSON PLACE TOWNHOMES 2701 – 2755 Bainbridge Ave.

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

551

GARAGE SALES

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.

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

Environment Week Edition

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

374

TREE SERVICES

Car Trunk Sale Auto Financing - Dream Catcher, Apply Today! Drive Today!

NEW WEST: 2-bdrm, deck, view, Cls to amens. N/p, N/s. $1000. Refs. Aug. 1. Rave 604-946-7194

Starting $50/hr.

Free Admission

PARKVIEW TOWERS

No Min. No travel time.

Bill Copeland Sports Centre, 3676 Kensington Ave, Bby.

Deluxe 1, 2, 3 bdrm rentals Fitness centre, pool, close to Metrotown Skytrain AVAILABLE NOW! Call or e-mail: 604.433.5321 / parkviewtowers@ bentallkennedy.com www.rentparkview.com

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

EXPERIENCED MOVERS W/ AFFORDABLE RATES LICENSED & INSURED 9 Seniors Discount 9

604-783-6910

AFFORDABLE MOVING www.affordablemoversbc.com

$45/Hr

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

LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE

604-537-4140

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

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

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

356 329 PAINTING & DECORATING A-1 EXTERIOR/ INTERIOR. Quality job, senior rates, free est, residential, commercial. Refs. 20 yrs exp. No job too small.Call 778-980-0717

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL

EXTRA

CHEAP RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free!

(778)997-5757

PETS 477

PETS

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 Golden Retriever pups, M/F, $700 each. Call (604)997-0024. 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 P/B Black lab puppies, 6 F. 4 M. born May 5, ready June 16, vet $750. 604-825-1730/ 604-217-6551 PITTBULL Puppies - Purebred. Born March 7th. Great bloodlines. $850-$1500. Call 604-765-0453. Yorkshire Terrier, P/B, not reg., 3 females left, vet cert. $800. (604)846-7074/846-7139 Chilliwack

For information Call: 604-297-4521

(Rain or Shine)

560

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 625

FOR SALE BY OWNER

SURREY, 1 Bdrm condo, 683 sq.ft. on 1st floor, laminate & tile flooring, insuite laundry, u/g prkg, new roof, rec center w/sauna, hottub+. Excellent location. $134,000. No agents. More info (604)507-4547

#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

RENT TO OWN

Saturday, June 7th

BEST RATE MOVING

AUTO FINANCING

604.540-2028 or 778.714-7815

POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

Spring Cleaning Special

700

706 JUNK REMOVAL By RECYCLE-IT! 604.587.5865

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

RENTALS

338 300

809

MOTORCYCLES

WE BUY HOMES BC

Also; Spectacular 3 Acre Parcel at $390,000

PAVING/SEAL COATING

830

1981 YAMAHA 650 SPECIAL 68,000 KMS, exc. cond. Full Windjammer fairing. Only used synthetic oil. Qualifies for collectors plates. (Cheap Insurance) Drive shaft & new tires, front & back. $2300/obo. (604)854-4792 or 604-820-8266

845

~ FINANCING AVAILABLE ~

332

TRANSPORTATION

TOWNHOUSES

TRANSPORTATION

Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222 INTERIORS: Baths (reno’s/ repairs) specializing in drywall, doors, flooring, tiling, plumbing, painting, miscellaneous, etc. VERSATILE! EXPERIENCED IN OVER 30 LINES OF WORK! * Quality work * Prompt Service * Fair prices For positive results Call Robert SERVICE CALLS WELCOME

752

LARGE SPECIAL TOWNHOUSE Immac 1600sf 3 bdrm T/H in choice treed location. 3 very lge bdrms, 2bths, 5appls. Stone f/p, lots of storage. Rec rm, pool & sauna on site. Walk to skytrain. Only verifiable refs need apply. No Pets. $1550/mo. July 1st. 604-785-0444

FROM $140,000

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

RENTALS

1.800.910.6402

818

CARS - DOMESTIC

Grange St & McMurray Ave

Proudly Managed by Bentall Kennedy Residential Services

750

2011 CHEV AVEO 4/dr Sedan, automatic, grey, 65,000/km’s. $6500 firm. Call 604-538-9257.

SUITES, LOWER

Central Coquitlam bright quiet 1 bdrm, gas f/p NP/NS $900 incl ldry util net cbl July 1. 604-939-0921 COQUITLAM Large bright grnd/lvl 1 bdrm +den with priv entry, own laundry & prkg, $660/mo. N/S. No dogs. June 1st/15th (604)937-3534.

752

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

TOWNHOUSES

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

2008 HONDA CIVIC 4/dr Sedan, 5/spd manual, silver. Only 60K! $7500 firm. 604-538-4883.


A24 NewsLeader Friday, June 6, 2014

Amica. First Class Retirement Living. Now first with a Money Back Guarantee*. We know moving to a retirement community is a big decision. That’s why Amica offers a 90-day guarantee*. Move with confidence. You’ll love living at Amica. Or your money back. *New long-term leases only. Basic monthly fees only refunded after move-out. Written notice of move-out required within last two weeks of 90-day period and must move out on or before 90th day, or daily residency fees will apply. Must be eligible for residency at time of move-out notice. Call us for details.

Strawberry Tea Social at Amica at Rideau Manor. Thursday, June 19th, 2014 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Call 604.291.1792 Retirement Redefined •

Amica at Rideau Manor 1850 Rosser Avenue, Burnaby, BC 604.291.1792

www.amica.ca

14-0600

CALL TODAY

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