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new west tells bC’s transportation minister they don’t need two bailey bridges. see Page a3

New design eyed for Quayside project Podium size, tower heights adjusted Grant Granger

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John Robson elementary principal Karen Catherwood and secretary Kim Smith will be sad to leave behind the compass/alphabet ring built into the floor of kindergarten teacher Mimi Carillo’s classroom when the 1928 school is torn down to make way for a new middle school. Students and staff will be moving to the new Qayqayt elementary in September. Smith has worked at Robson for 28 years as a special education assistant, a librarian and a secretary while Catherwood has been principal for four years.

End of an era at John Robson school Staff, students get ready to leave venerable building full of memories for bright new school Grant Granger

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When Kim Smith joined the New Westminster school district everyone told her, “don’t go to John Robson Elementary.” “It’s too tough,” they said. “You won’t last,” they warned her. But 28 years ago the district

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Archie Miller, the Robson building was constructed in 1928 to serve as the annex to the original T.J. Trapp Technical school next door. Trapp had been renovated from a jail to a school in 1919. When it was torn down, the annex became Trapp Tech. The original John Robson elementary was where the Royal Towers is now at Sixth Street and Royal Avenue. It later moved to Queen’s Avenue across from Olivet Baptist Church.

In 1955, Trapp closed when New Westminster secondary came along and the John Robson name migrated down the block to its current Eighth Street location. Smith was the school’s only special education assistant when she started. Its students were notorious for bad behaviour. To her, though, it felt like home. “This is where I felt I could affect the most change. I could make a difference here.” Please see Great, a5

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A Quayside development is still an imposing structure for one area resident, despite design changes. Bosa Properties wants to build twin towers at 1000 Quayside Dr., which is currently a parking lot in front of the Inn at the Quay. A preliminary proposal came to council in February. It called for two 26-storey highrises with a seven-storey podium, one of which is underground. It was to have nearly 600 residential units, including 48 for rental to take advantage of city incentives. But after city staff and residents expressed concerns, Bosa revised its plans. The developer now proposes a podium two storeys shorter and the height of one tower being 23 storeys and the other 28. The west tower has also been set back an additional 28 feet. “The intent is to create a more sculpted skyline than was previously proposed,” said city planner Jackie Teed. Please see revised, a3


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CITYPAGE GLENBROOKE NORTH RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION MEETING Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Sign in: 6:45 pm. Meeting: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Plaskett Room, New Westminster Public Library, 716 6th Ave

On the Art Panels upstairs, Gillian Wright presents From Florence to Farms. Her retrospective show explores colours which pull from the past and look at the present. These watercolour paintings, which primarily feature architecture, challenge the use of the full spectrum of the colours of the rainbow.

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Revised plan won’t include rental units continued from FRONT PAGE

the consensus was it will still To make room for the parking dwarf Westminster Landing, the lost with a smaller podium Bosa 12-storey hotel and Westminster wants to drop the rental units. Savings building. The new proposal calls for 528 “It’s out of proportion for the total units. neighbourhood as it is now,” said The mix would be 325 oneWilkinson. “It’s still going to be bedroom units (527 to 652 sq. ft.), a vertical wall not set back from 177 two-bedrooms (744 to 963 sq. the road.” ft.) and 26 three-bedroom units Bosa’s new proposal suited (1,035 to 1,494 sq. ft.). city council and staff more than Ken Wilkinson, its first one. a resident of Council gave Westminster staff the go ahead Coun. Jaimie McEvoy Landing next to continue the We don’t want to gain a door to the review process for reputation of having effecproject, likes a lot tively turned rental away. Bosa’s rezoning of the changes, application. but they’re not “On balance enough. staff believes the changes to this “They’ve done some good project really have benefited this work in dealing with the shadow project and have reflected the issues by scaling down that tower concerns of the community, and and moving it a little bit to the that has meant the rental units east. But I looked at the revised have been put aside,” city director plans, even with the parking of planning Bev Grieve told with the way they’ve made it, it’s council Monday. still an imposing podium,” said “It is also important to note Wilkinson. that in the Downtown right After seeing the new plans now we have 1,040 rental units Wilkinson went out to the in the approvals process, so boardwalk and talked to about we felt considering the various 15 people about them. He said issues that the proposed changes

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The revised design of 1000 Quayside Dr. would bring the podium upon which the towers are built down from six storeys above ground to four. This image shows the project, with Inn at the Quay and River Market on the left.

were worthy of council’s consideration.” Coun. Jaimie McEvoy was the only council member who didn’t agree with Grieve. “I am very concerned about losing rental. We have a new rental policy and that’s having a positive effect,” said McEvoy.

“We don’t want to gain a reputation of having effectively turned rental away.” Coun. Betty McIntosh praised the updated design as more appropriate for the neighbourhood. “This proposal has gone one step further to create a proposal

where the community concerns have been addressed,” said McIntosh. However, Coun. Chuck Puchmayr would prefer more parking be underground. Train noise is also a concern, he added. An analysis of its impact will be done further into the process, Grieve told him. “I had hoped it would be at an earlier step,” said Puchmayr. “There is a railway there and it’s not leaving any time soon … That discussion has to happen with the railways and they can give you some mitigation ideas and that puts you that much further ahead of the game.” The new proposal also calls for a pedestrian link to the McInnes Overpass moved so it lines up with the Fraser River. An 18-foot high portal would connect through the podium to the Inn. The portal’s columns will be wrapped in translucent fiberglass that is backlit to make it feel light and safe, said a Bosa spokesman. Ceiling waves of wood would disguise mechanical systems above it. twitter.com/lonegrangerbnw

Council says no to Stone’s two-Bailey bridge offer Turns down conditional Bailey bridge from Transportation Minister Grant Granger

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New Westminster has declined Transportation Minister Todd Stone’s conditional offer of two temporary Bailey bridges. New Westminster closed the one-lane bridge across the Brunette River that connects Coquitlam’s United Boulevard to the Braid

Industrial area for safety reasons in March. The city thought it had lined up a replacement Bailey bridge from the province. But last week Stone informed New Westminster it must also accept installation of a second one to make it a two-lane connection. The two cities have been at loggerheads over the crossing. New West wants to keep it at one lane because increasing the capacity would create additional congestion for the busy Brunette Avenue and

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to unacceptable levels.” Wright said the city spent $30,000 in material and equipment in anticipation of the arrival of the bridge the province had promised to provide without the condition it was now imposing. Wright asked Stone to honour that commitment by Tuesday. He suggested the province could provide a temporary bridge and postpone any decision on an additional bridge until the arbitrator makes a decision.

Coun. Chuck Puchmayr called the province’s position blackmail at Monday’s council meeting. Coun. Bill Harper said Stone’s acceptance of Coquitlam’s position was inappropriate. “Intervening in an arbitration in the middle of a process is a little like intervening in a court trial and actually taking sides in a court trial,” said Harper. “That is, quite frankly, unforgivable. … He is taking sides and that is completely inappropriate.”

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The intersection has a tunnel below it believed to have been built in the 1960s. Council directed staff to investigate improving the tunnel’s lighting and surveillance to encourage its use. “Then it becomes the ultimate safe route. There’s no interaction between cars and people,” said Harper. “Nowhere in this report did I see staff say let’s improve this tunnel,” said Coun. Betty McIntosh. “Use the funding (for a full traffic signal) that would let pedestrians and cyclists use it.” Massey-Victory Heights Resident Association president Jason Lesage said his group did not want any traffic signalization. “[Richmond Street residents] are worried any signalization will result in increased traffic,” he told council Monday. The new Cherry Street intersection design allows vehicles to enter Sherbrooke from East Eighth. Both sides of East Eighth will get curb extensions. A crosswalk realignment will make the crossing shorter and improve visibility for pedestrians.


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Great attitude at Robson ⫸

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The school was just a few blocks from a SkyTrain station infamous for its underground drug trade. Custodians used to comb Robson’s grounds daily for discarded needles. But a concentrated community, city and police effort has dramatically reduced that problem. Smith figures they haven’t found a needle on school grounds for six to eight years. “The attitude for the school is so different. It’s so positive,” says Smith. “We’ve become such a community.” Community is a word that keeps popping up. She says Robson has benefited from being a community school. Its breakfast club has been valuable to keeping kids engaged. Day care and after-school care have helped as well. Parent and community support has been excellent. “There are just so many more pieces for school life for the children,” says Smith. She has gone from being an EA to library assistant to school secretary. The repository of student names in her brain is voluminous. A few years ago, Smith was at her desk when a man walked down the hallway with his four-year-old son in tow. “Mrs. Smith, you’re still here!” He was in Grade 7 and a terror for teachers when Smith arrived at Robson. His home life was difficult and nobody cared. But Smith cared. He was assigned to her and she worked on getting him on track. Now, she says, he’s an engineer working in Paris.

“He thanked me for being there for him,” Smith says. “That blew me away that he remembered me and I had made a difference. I cried when I saw him.” The building oozes memories. Mimi Camillo’s kindergarten classroom has a compass painted on its floor. Around it is a ring with all the letters of the alphabet. When former students visit they tell their offspring they always sat on one letter. It’s a tradition that continues today. Memories and big classrooms are what’s good about Robson. But its best days are long gone. The hall floors creak. So do the red linoleum-covered stairs. There’s a lonely grey step on the basement staircase that staff and students won’t step on because it might bring bad luck. Critters constantly crawl out of the woodwork. A squirrel recently fell out of the ceiling. Smith and principal Karen Catherwood fall over themselves laughing as they describe “squirrel herding.” “We were chasing it down the hall, wrangling it and we chased it out. The next thing we knew he was back in again. There are lots of holes critters can get into,” says Catherwood. Then there’s the river that runs through Robson. At the end of the basement hallway is what appears to be a cupboard. It’s actually a door that provides access to some pipes. But underneath the plumbing is a trickle of water running along the wall that looks like an underground creek. It runs between the foundation and a humungous unremovable rock the school was built around

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Many think the attic is haunted. But maybe that’s because former principal Drew Knox took students up there to read them ghost stories. Now anyone going up there is liable to fall through. When Smith started at Robson it had 10 divisions. Now it has 21 with 500 students, many of them housed in portables. It’s so crowded that on Wednesday afternoons five teachers trip over each other as their classes use the resource room. “We’ve outgrown it. Things are going to fall apart. We can’t even plug anything else in or we’ll lose power,” says Smith. “It’s big, but it’s really old.” She’s looking forward to having a first-aid room. These days she plops students in the chair next to her desk to deal with scrapes, scratches and other minor ailments. The staff is particularly excited about the bright natural light the new school will have. Not all of Robson will disappear. Catherwood is busy taking inventory of everything not nailed down. She has to figure out what can go with them. Qayqayt is a replacement school. That means the capital contribution from the Ministry of Education does not include furniture, office equipment and supplies. The middle school will be new to the district so will have those accessories included. “I think we’re all a little overwhelmed by things. There’s still a job to do,” says Catherwood.

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A timely response Apathy in the political process has reached an all-time high in recent years, with the perception that elected representatives are not really listening to public concerns. But there is evidence that the provincial government is heeding public feedback, on two currently contentious issues at least. An all-party committee of MLAs has unanimously supported a proposal from Finance Minister Mike de Jong that henceforth all B.C. politicians will publish their expense receipts – including food, travel and accommodation – online. The proposal, clearly a response to the flap over legislature Speaker Linda Reid’s expenses – including nearly $5,500 in business-class air travel for her spouse, since repaid – elicited a few grumbles from NDP MLAs over the work involved in backing all expenses with receipts. Meanwhile Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick has apparently taken note of written feedback from B.C. residents in amending the proposed Bill 24, which would make changes to the province’s Agricultural Land Reserve. There are indications that the impassioned words of many regarding both the need for food security in the province and a long-term commitment to preserving agricultural land have been noted and reflected in amendments. The actual impact of both of these provincial policies remains to be seen, of course. Politicians generally are pastmasters in the art of simulated action, and manipulating public opinion through carefully stagemanaged response. But the BC Liberals have everything to gain and nothing to lose by demonstrating a greater level of responsiveness to public opinion – rather than the predictable chorus of partisan support. —Peace Arch News

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The man with the city’s toughest job It’s quite possible you don’t know Keith Coueffin. He’s the city’s manager of licensing and integrated services. A yawn of a title. If you’d asked a few years ago, I wouldn’t have had any idea what this job entailed. Ask today, though, and I’ll say Keith’s actions have impacted every resident in the city, for the better. And it’s not just because of what his job requires—which includes dealing with everything from slum landlords to homelessness to pot shops to graffiti. It’s how Keith does that job. I first met him almost 10 years ago, before working at this paper. I’d just moved to New West and was troubled by what I saw in my 12th Street neighbourhood. Prostitution, graffiti, a couple of flop houses and the like. I called the city and was passed to Keith, and he suggested we go for a walk in the area and chat. I showed him the graffiti, and an apartment building with a rotation of drug dealers. We

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talked about the issues. And he explained what the city had done, the tools the city had, and he told me what I could do to help him do his job. I felt empowered. I learned a lot about what the city can do to compel bad landlords to mend their ways. Or about who to call when the mailbox got tagged again, or another shopping cart was abandoned on our block. When Keith retires on Friday, after 34 years working for the city, he’ll leave an impressive legacy in his wake. Metal thieves stealing everything from electrical wire to the plaque in front of the Armoury? Keith dealt with that. Marijuana dispensaries? Keith. Honduran drug dealers, homelessness? He had a hand in

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addressing those issues too. His has been one of the most complicated, acrimonious jobs at the city. The stress alone would have crushed an average person like a bug. “Keith was the only guy in the whole organization that had job security,” city manager Lisa Spitale told me this week, quoting a running joke at City Hall. “No one wanted his job.” His job has been tough, but his approach has made it easier for everyone around him. He took emotion out of the equation, Lisa says, and immediately put people at ease with his calm, measured, business-like approach. Lisa describes sitting with Keith and a shady business owner in a “show cause” hearing, which is effectively a meeting where the city explains why they are cancelling someone’s business licence. The business man was an intimidating looking fellow. Despite the unsatisfactory outcome for the man, Keith made him feel respected. “He did it in such a way that

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industry is not interested in the proposed refinery project and that transporting diluted bitumen is more risky than other types of oil because of its chemical properties. Fact is, oil producers are seeking increased access to existing and new markets – in Canada, U.S. and internationally – to satisfy market demand for increasing Canadian oil production. All options to achieve that goal are worthy of study. And diluted bitumen—oil sands bitumen diluted with natural gas liquids that allow it to flow—is no more dangerous than other types of crude oil. Chemically, there’s nothing about diluted bitumen the transportation system cannot be prepared to manage. Whether it moves by pipelines or tankers, diluted bitumen meets all the same specifications and behaves the same as other crude oils. Oil floats on water if it has an API gravity above water’s

10 degree API gravity. Diluted bitumen has an API gravity of 20-22 degrees. Any type of oil spilled in water, eventually “weathers” and can be driven below the surface by waves or currents. Diluted bitumen behaves the same way. There have been several scientific studies completed on diluted bitumen. Earlier this year, Ottawa released a research study demonstrating that diluted bitumen floats on salt water – even after evaporation and exposure to light. The study was commissioned as part of Ottawa’s plan to implement a world-class prevention, preparedness and response regime for marine transportation. Results of the study will be used to inform spill responders and help guide more research. Greg Stringham Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers Calgary

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Hyack Anvil Battery returns Monday New Westminster and Queen Victoria go way back. Way back to the 1850s. She’s the one that chose it to be the capital of the Colony of British Columbia in 1858. So ever since 1859 the Royal City has been honouring her on Victoria Day. During the late 1880s

the anvil salute to her became a part of a tradition that will continue Monday. The 21-shot salute put on by The Ancient and Honourable Hyack Anvil Battery will be held at Queen’s Park Stadium. The program begins at 11:40 a.m., with a

warning shot at 11:55. The formal salute of 21 anvil shots begins at noon with one shot each minute. After, spectators will be invited on the field to meet Battery members, ask questions and take photos. The anvil salute has had quite a history.

Hyack Festival schedule Saturday, May 17 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Children’s petting zoo, Queen’s Park 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Artisan Fair, Queen’s Park Arenex Sunday, May 18 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Antique Fair, Arenex Monday, May 19 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Antique Fair, Arenex 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Ancient and Honourable Hyack Anvil Battery Salute, Queen’s Park Stadium

Wednesday, May 21 Noon to 3 p.m. – May Day celebrations, Queen’s Park Stadium Saturday, May 24 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Hyack International Parade, Sixth Street and Eighth Avenue to Queen’s Park 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Uptown Street Fest on Belmont Street 1:45 p.m. – Portland Rosarians rose planting ceremony, City Hall 2 p.m. – Seymour Artillery firing 2:30 p.m. – Royal Westminster Regiment Change of Command Parade, Westminster Armoury (530 Queens Ave.)

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The all-new, third generation 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited AWD tips the scale at 2,200 kg (4,850 lbs.) It’s not a svelte vehicle. Inside, this Highlander can carry up to seven passengers. It’s not a cramped vehicle. And behind the third row of seats, there’s a cargo capacity of 385L. It’s an accommodating vehicle. So when I knew that I’d be logging more than 1,000 kilometres in a week, perhaps you’d think I’m a little crazy to want to take this (relatively) heavy and large SUV along for the ride. Normally, I would too. But there’s a word in its name that made me want to take this beauty of a beast for the long haul: Hybrid. The Eco mode is a feature that lessens the throttle response in an effort to help save fuel. You can still do all your normal daily driving duties, it just helps you keep money where it should be: in your wallet. And keeps the fuel where it should be: in the tank. We’ve already established its size, and while it fits up to seven, it doesn’t feel that big to drive. Sure, you need to make sure you watch its width but manoeuvring it around in parking lots isn’t a chore at all. Thanks to its rack and pinion-type, electric power steering, you can move around graciously. Looking at the estimated fuel results, it’s rated at 6.8L/100km in the city and 7.2L/100km on the highway. Keep in mind the aforementioned stats about its size and weight and those numbers are really impressive. My real world numbers? A combined average of 8.9L/100km. Not bad. Not bad at all. Most of my driving was done on the highway so the hybrid system doesn’t have a chance to run off electricity alone at those speeds. The MSRP for the 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited AWD is $52,695. alexandra.straub@drivewaybc.ca

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Friday, May 16, 2014 NewsLeader A13

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D TEbook G l e n b ro o k e N o r t h Residents Association: Meeting with discussion topics to include the use of speed bumps on First Street between Eighth and Sixth avenues to reduce speeding. When: Tuesday, May 20, 7 to 9 p.m., 6:45 p.m. sign-in. Where: Plaskett Room, upstairs in the New Westminster Public Library. Fun, Learning & You ( F LY ) : A program from Lower Mainland Purpose Society for children 18 mos- 5 years and their parents or caregivers. Come join us for circle times, preschool readiness and play in a rich thematic program. Free to New Westminster residents. Still accepting registrations. When: Every Tuesday until July 22. Where: Lower Mainland Purpose S o c i e t y, 40 Begbie St., New Westminster. Info or to register: Elizabeth or Stella at 604-526-2522.

N ew We s t m i n s t e r Historical Society: Presentation on history and method of salutes through the ‘firing of anvils’, not guns, and the story of the traditional Royal City salute by the Ancient and Honourable Hyack Anvil Battery. Since the late 1800s the ‘Anvil Battery’ has been a major part of Victoria Day celebrations in N ew We s t m i n s t e r. Meeting is free and everyone is welcome. When: Wednesday, May 21, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Auditorium, N ew We s t m i n s t e r Public Library, 716 – 6th Ave.

Vo l u n t e e r D r ive r s Needed: Seniors Services Society needs volunteer drivers for Meals on Wheels. Volunteers need to be available weekday mornings to drive routes in New Westminster. Info: 604520-6621 or volunteer@ seniorsservicessociety. ca.

Heritage Homes Tour and Tea: New Westminster Heritage Preservation Society presents 35th annual tour. When: May 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets: $40 per person ($35 for NWHPS members), available at Royal City Colours, Cadeaux Gifts and Home Embellishments, Irving House Museum Office and GardenWorks— Mandeville, and online at w w w. newwestheritage.org.

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A charming country lifestyle at Village Green By Kerry Vital

Relaxation and a neighbourly feel are the words of the day at Village Green, a quiet enclave in Maple Ridge that’s been appealing to buyers of all demographics. “It’s like a little English village,” says sales manager Jeanie Fox. “It’s a really nice community.” The two-level townhomes are built in a West Coast Architecture style, and are surrounded by plenty of green

space. Each home has a fenced yard, making them perfect for families and those looking to have a bit of green space of their own. “It’s a beautiful setting,” says Fox. “You can cook dinner in your kitchen while watching your kids play in the yard right outside.” Inside, the spacious three-bedroom floorplans, ranging from 1,246 to 1,382 square feet, include laminate hardwood flooring, nine-foot ceilings on the main floor and quartz countertops

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and stainless-steel appliances in the kitchen. The master ensuite bathroom is spa-inspired, with a full frameless glass shower and oversized shower head. “These are very good finishings,” Fox says. “You also get a great value for your money. It’s just incredible.” Phase one is currently selling, and the second phase will be released soon. When complete, the nine-acre site will hold 105 townhomes. Homeowners have already started moving in, with more to come in the fall. “We wanted to offer homes that felt like a single-family residence, at townhome affordability, and in fact the majority of our buyers have claimed this as one of their top reasons for purchasing there,” says Fox. Homes at Village Green start at $302,900. For more information, visit www.villagegreenlife.ca, call 604-476-2292 or visit the presentation centre at 12161 237th Street, Maple Ridge, open 12 to 5 p.m. every day except Fridays.

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Camden at The Falls, the first release of single-family homes built around The Falls golf course in Chilliwack, will have beautiful views from every home, including the rolling greens of the golf course, right, and over the surrounding area, below.

Dream homes at Camden at The Falls By Kerry Vital

Aquilini Development is bringing their master-planned community building expertise to Chilliwack with The Falls, an envisioned community of over 500 homes, set to be built around The Falls Golf Club. Camden, their first release of just 47 singlefamily homes, offers a little piece of paradise for as low as $389,900. “You walk out your door and you’re on the golf course, with rolling greens and panoramic views,” says Macartney Greenfield, project manager for Rennie Marketing Systems. “There aren’t a lot of projects that

can offer that resort-style living.” The response has been overwhelming, Greenfield says. Floorplans range from 1,336 to 3,176 square feet, and each comes with a large double-car garage with tons of room for storage. The master-on-main floorplans have been particularly popular, Greenfield says. There is also a rancher floorplan available. Buyers will have a vast array of choices when it comes to customizing their new home, including six different home types and elevation styles, eight exterior colour schemes and two interior colour schemes. There are also several interior and exterior upgrade options available. The location is one of the biggest draws for Camden at The Falls. “People are amazed by how beautiful it is here,” Greenfield says. “It’s nestled into the side of the mountain with breathtaking views in every direction.” To take advantage of the views, the homes have spacious covered decks and oversized

windows. Nine-foot ceilings in the main living areas add to the airy feeling. Laminate wood flooring is included throughout the main living areas, with porcelain tile in the bathrooms and low-pile carpeting in the bedrooms. A gas fireplace in the living room is perfect for cozying up to in the colder weather, and a rough-in for a wet bar is included in some homes, making entertaining easy. The kitchen is gourmet and refined, with stainless-steel appliances, shaker-style wood stained or flat-panel cabinetry and laminate countertops. A convenient kitchen island creates extra space, with pendant lighting above illuminating your tasks. A full-height walk-in pantry with built-in shelving is another convenient feature that demonstrates Aquilini’s commitment to their homeowners. The master ensuite features a tempered glass shower enclosure and separate tub, with double sinks for plenty of his-and-hers space. Every home comes with a two-year

membership to The Falls Golf Club, with additional discounts for the pro shop, restaurant and ongoing green fees. It truly is a golfer’s dream come true! The Aquilini name has held a lot of weight for buyers at Camden at The Falls. “Aquilini has strong local roots and is very committed to this community,” says Greenfield. “You have the confidence factor of buying from a builder known for large developments and master-planned communities.” Homeowners won’t have to venture very far from their home to find anything they need. “This is a very central community,” says Greenfield. “There’s a great school at the bottom of the hill, and you’re less than 10 minutes from Chilliwack.” Trails, lakes and other outdoor recreation opportunities are also plentiful here. For more information, visit www. livethefalls.com, call 604-794-5722 or stop by the presentation centre at 8361 Nixon Road, Chilliwack, open 12 to 5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays, or by appointment.


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This week’s feature properties ...

Nicely RENOVATED at 7760 Mary Avenue, Burnaby

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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 $808,000

Character BUNGALOW at 114 Regina Street, New Westminster

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Substantially renovated 1912, character bungalow, 5 bdrm, 3 bath, 2132 sf on beautiful large 52’ x 126’ lot in desirable Queens Park just steps to the park, Elementary school & transit & close to Uptown shopping & amenities. This lovely home features covered front deck, hardwood floors in spacious LR/DR on main w/gas f/p, newer oak kitch & applcs, master bdrm w/3 pc ensuite & WI closet, 2 bdrms + den up + 3 bdrms + den down. Large South facing fenced & private backyard, double garage, newer double windows, updated electrical, plumbing, bathrooms & drain tiles. Great location, lot, layout & updated!

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at 102 Queens Avenue, New Westminster Super layout on this 3 level, 3042 sf, bright & spacious, 5 bdrm + den, 3.5 bath, 1966 “Leave It To Beaver” family home on lovely Queens Avenue just across the street from Queens Park & close to schools, shopping & transit. This great home features 4 large bdrms w/good sized closets & 2 full baths up, open LR/DR, large country kitchen w/ eating area & sun room off kitchen, & den + 2 pce on main + huge rec room, family room, bdrm, bath & unfinished space in 8’ high bsmt with suite potential. Flooring, paint, baths, roof, insulation, furnace all updated. Lovely front & side yard with white picket fence, single oversized garage, carport & lots of open parking. Special features include hardwood floors, large windows, security system, 2 R/I wood burning fireplace & more.

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.

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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 115

EDUCATION

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 130

HELP WANTED

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS ...9-57

EMPLOYMENT .............................102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES...................203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK ......................453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE...........503-587 REAL ESTATE ...............................603-696 RENTALS ......................................703-757

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

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING CLASS 1 DRIVER

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COMING EVENTS

Family run, heavy haul company seeks Class 1 Driver. Top pay. Fair treatment. Home most wknds. Min. 1 year flat deck exp. Must be able to cross border. Email resume & abstract to:

jessica@sprucehollow heavyhaul.com Fax: 604-853-4179

2014 ANTIQUE FAIR Queen’s Park Arenex, New Westminster. May 18th & 19th 10:00am - 5:00pm daily FINE ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES Admission only $3.00 For more info call 604-522-6894 or go to hyack.bc.ca

WOOD for the Trees - Sat 24th May Deer Lake Park guided art walk Exercise for your imagination For bookings & info see www.brownpapertickets.com

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INFORMATION

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

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HIGHWAY OWNER OPERATORS $3500 SIGNING BONUS 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

FARM WORKERS

NRK Sahota Blueberry Farm in Pitt Meadows now hiring

FARMWORKERS from July 2, 2014 - October 31, 2014 Duties incl: picking blueberries, grading, washing, packing, loading, unloading and other related tasks. Work in all weather conditions. Pay $10.33/hour. Contact: Gena Sahota @ 604-763-2808.

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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.

CARRIERS NEEDED YOUTH & ADULTS Deliver newspapers (2x per week) on Wednesdays and Fridays in your area. Papers are dropped off at your home with the flyers pre-inserted! Call Christy 604-436-2472

for available routes email

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Only those of interest will be contacted.

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Advertisers are reminded that Provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, color, nationality, ancestry or place of origin, or age, unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved.

SALES

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MAINTENANCE PERSON REQUIRED. This is a fulltime, permanent position starting immediately at our post mill and treating plant in Princeton, BC. Must have a minimum of 10 years maintenance experience on a variety of production and mobile equipment, with strong skills in welding, hydraulics and basic electrical work. Experience in a mill environment preferred. Must be able to handle a variety of tasks, work well with minimum supervision and be part of the team. Benefits include excellent wage, health spending account and profit sharing. Please submit resumes by fax 250295-7912 or email mcmike@xplornet.ca Please visit our website at www.pwppost.com for further information on the company. The Lemare Group is accepting resumes for the following positions: Camp Cooks (Red Seal Chef an asset), Camp Bull cooks. Please send resumes by fax to 250-9564888 or email to office@lemare.ca The Lemare Group is accepting resumes for the following positions: Camp Cooks (Red Seal Chef an asset), Camp Bull cooks. Please send resumes by fax to 250-9564888 or email to office@lemare.ca

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PROFESSIONAL SALES ASSOCIATES

Skilled F/T ironworkers needed at Bar None Metalworks. Must have: a C-Level Welding Ticket or current CWB All Positions Stick, min. 3 yrs exp., a valid DL, your own transportation, and your own tools and safety equipment. We offer ongoing training, competitive wages, and benefits. Send your resume to: info@barnonemetals.com or by fax 604-701-6080

Gregg Distributors Ltd. Is Rapidly Growing!

PERSONAL SERVICES

Are YOU Interested in INDUSTRIAL SALES? Outgoing? Motivated?

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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

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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

IN-FLIGHT Magazine... SOAR Magazine. This attractive business & tourism publication is published bi-monthly (six times a year). Great impact for your BC Business. More than 280,000 passengers fly Pacific Coastal Airlines. Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 or email fish@blackpress.ca

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

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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

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

A Great Janitorial Franchise Opportunity

ANNUAL STARTING REVENUE $24,000 - $120,000 • 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 Canadian Health Care Academy. Surrey 604.589.2422 & New West 604.540.2421. www.chcabc.com

.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

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

Need CA$H Today? Own a vehicle? Borrow up to $25,000. Snapcarcash.com 604-777-5046

HOUSE CLEANERS/JANITORS REQUIRED NOW PAY $12 PER HOUR Apply Weekdays Between 9AM to 2PM at: 118-713 Columbia St New West 604 522 4900

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

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SALES - Sales ADVISOR Specialist DIGITAL Digital PRODUCTS Products

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Excellent Wages! Start Now! Andy 604.808.1655 E-mail: hazelmereroofing@shaw.ca

part-time position available to work 1 - 2 days a week, no weekends and no evenings. Approx. 5 hrs/day for a mobile clothing service Job requirements are: * have sales experience * enjoy working with seniors * have own transportation * ideal position for semi-retired sales people. email resumes to: Cocosclothestoyou@shaw.ca

APARTMENT/CONDO MANAGER TRAINING

TRADES, TECHNICAL

Company. Full-Time available.

Fashion Sales Associate

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F/T Live-in Caregiver req for elderly. Burnaby area. Email. zcowie41@yahoo.com

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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

• ROOFERS • LABOURERS Required for Hazelmere Roofing

Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility.

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TRADES, TECHNICAL IRONWORKER (STRUCTURAL STEEL)

for Sale in Kitimat 52 seat turn-key operation. Excellent business opportunity with potential to expand. Fully licensed. For serious inquiries only please forward contact information to: Northern Sentinel 626 Enterprise Ave. Box 26 Kitimat, B.C. V8C 2E4

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 236

CLEANING SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287

A Value Pro Commercial Cleaning Office/Building. Free Estimates. Lic/Ins. Ph/txt Noemi 604-653-9046

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CONCRETE & PLACING

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604.220.JUNK(5865)

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

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

Old English Bulldog pups 8wks, all shots,dewormed, vet checked. R.T.G. $2500/obo. 778-903-2993

GARDENING

15% SENIORS DISCOUNT A+ Rating with BB Bureau

•Lawn Cuts/Trim •Aerating •Leaf Cleanup •Power Rake •Hedge & Shrub Trimming •Pruning Trees •23 yrs. exp. •Insured •Free Estimates

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

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

604-572-3733 .CAN-PRO Paint and Drywall. Over 25 yrs of quality service. 3 ROOMS, $250. Insured. 604-771-7052

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LANDSCAPING

Landscape Design & Installation for 33 yrs Locally owned & operated. pearlandscapes.com 778-848-0036

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MOVING & STORAGE

Member of BBB & WCB

RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free!

Call (604) 931-2670

FOR SALE BY OWNER

Call Ian 604-724-6373

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

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

CHECK CLASSIFIEDS

2007 HONDA GOLD WING 1800, 19,600 Kms, luggage rack and luggage bag, 2 helmets wired with sound system, heated seats and hand grips, GPS. Wired for CB and heated jackets, custom pipes, Rear passenger arm rests. Coffee holder. $15,000, (new $32,000). Located in Abbotsford.

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

Maple Ridge: 2bdr+den, 75 x 139 lot, 19x15 wrkshp 220V + carport, RV prkg $415K. 604-944-8100.

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SUNDECKS

PRIME LAKEVIEW LOTS FROM $140,000 Also; Spectacular 3 Acre Parcel at $390,000 Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing and vinyl. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

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Proudly Managed by Bentall Kennedy Residential Services

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(778)997-5757

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

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CHEAP

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MORTGAGES

Getting a job couldn’t be easier!

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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

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

The Scrapper

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

TRANSPORTATION 809

FORCLUSURE, BANKRUPTCY Are you having financial difficulties and can’t make your mortgage payment? Don’t wait for the bank to take your home away from you, call Mike, 604-290-7400. We buy pre-foreclosure properties, any condition, fast turnaround. No commission. No fees.

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PORT MOODY very clean 2 bdrm 2 bath, 1 pkng. SS applis. f/p, patio, June 1. $1275/mo. 778-834-4774.

~ FINANCING AVAILABLE ~

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MOTORCYCLES

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

EXTRA

POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

604-537-4140

www.midascontruction.ca

DOG friendly condo! 2 bedroom and den 1170 sq ft. condo in central South Surrey, perfect for small dog and/or cat, convenient access to outside, no side neighbours. $285,000. Pilar 604-531-1111 Homelife Benchmark Rlty

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

LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE

(778)378-6683

APARTMENT/CONDOS

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PARKVIEW TOWERS

PRESSURE WASHING

Pressure Washing & Window Cleaning.

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

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

Auto Financing - Dream Catcher, Apply Today! Drive Today!

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PLUMBING

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www.affordablemoversbc.com

604-251-3382

To arrange a viewing, call Carol at 604.319.8812

NEW WEST: Small 1 bdrm apt, ht/wtr heat & lighting, laundry & cable incl, $675/mo. (604)780-0048

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

AFFORDABLE MOVING

MIDAS

Clean & Quiet Location. Large & Spacious Suites.

MISC. FOR SALE

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

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

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AUTO FINANCING

New Carpet, Flooring & D/W

BRO MARV PLUMBING 24/7 Plumbing, heating, plugged drains BBB. (604)582-1598, bromarv.com

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

CONSTRUCTION INC

PAVING/SEAL COATING

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

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

Brad 778-552-3900 283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

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

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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APARTMENT/CONDO

FRASER PROSPECT

Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988

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

HOME REPAIRS

Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222

DRAIN Tiles, Sewer, Water Video Inspection, Jack Hammering, Hand Excavating Call Tobias 604.782.4322

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PAINT SPECIAL

If I can’t do it It can’t be done

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PETS

TRANSPORTATION

20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !

mikes hauling 604-516-9237

06951 Lic Electrician Low cost. Res/Com. Small job expert. Renos Panel changes 604-374-0062

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RENTALS

Hauling Anything..

Running this ad for 10yrs

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

PETS

bradsjunkremoval.com

604.339.1989 Lower Mainland 604.996.8128 Fraser Valley

Call Mike 778-867-0841

RUBBISH REMOVAL

ELECTRICAL

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

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

www.paintspecial.com

Decks, Patio, Stairs, Siding, Framing, Finishing, Skylights, Tile & Laminate, Drywall. Install Doors & Windows, Painting & much more. All work Guaranteed. Competitive rates.

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

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One Call Does it All

Placing & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 34 Years Exp. Free Estimates. coastalconcrete.ca

260

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

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

851

TRUCKS & VANS

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

2000 F350 - 2WD, V10, gas eng. long box. S-cab. 146,000 kms. $6000/firm. (604)538-4883

.A East West Roofing & Siding Co. Repairs, new roofs, torching, gutter services. 10% off. 604-783-6437

PETS 477 Roofing Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.

AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

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MM. SPARKLING SERVICE

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL

PETS

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 Chihuahuas tiny teacups ready to go now, 1 male, 1 female. $700 604-794-7347 MINI - Mid Sized Labradoodles 15lbs-45lbs gvmonsen@telus.net 604-300-2820

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RENT TO OWN

STOP RENTING! RENT TO OWN! No Qualifications! Flexible Terms! CLOVERDALE - 60th and 176th Spacious 1 Bedroom Condo. Only $880/mo. Option Fee Req’d 604-626-9647

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APARTMENT/CONDO

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

Burnaby NELSON PLACE TOWNHOMES 2701 – 2755 Bainbridge Ave.

PITTBULL Puppies - Purebred. Born March 7th. Great bloodlines. $750-$1500. Call 604-765-0453.

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.

PRESA CANARIO puppies - 7/wks. 3 female, 2 male. Vet checked, all shots. Ready. $550. 604-719-3194. Brad’s Bin Service 604.220.5865

RENTALS

604.540-2028 or 778.714-7815 Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

AUTO FINANCING


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A24 NewsLeader Friday, May 16, 2014


May 16, 2014  

Section N of the May 16, 2014 edition of the Burnaby NewsLeader

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