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Hockey dad charged with making threat Mario Bartel
Longtime Brentlawn Drive resident Terry MacDonald says his neighbourhood is plagued with rat-running traffic. The source of the problem, he says, is that Burnaby city hall has not fulfilled its commitment, made in the 1970s, to separate the traffic of nearby apartment buildings from the single-family neighbourhood to the north. It’s taken on greater urgency with redevelopment of Brentwood mall on the horizon.
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Brentwood resident Terry MacDonald was at a meeting of Burnaby’s traffic safety committee listening to a neighbour speak about the traffic issues plaguing their area when he had a sudden realization. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. MacDonald spoke up, telling
he has what he says is documented proof of his assertion to go along with his memory of what took place. The commitment was made on a number of occasions over three years in the mid to late 1970s, MacDonald said. On Monday, he told council of his findings which dated back to 1969. That’s when a community plan for the area around Brentwood mall was first started.
the committee that Burnaby city lived on Brentlawn Drive since 1969. hall had once made a commitment He was one of three men involved to physically separate traffic from four decades ago with city hall in new high-density the traffic planning apartment buildings process for the from that of the area’s community single-family plan. But as of last Terry MacDonald neighbourhood to month, he is the Nothing less than that will convince me they’re off the the north. only one still with hook, so to speak. When city staff us. told him days later He spent hours that he’d have to show evidence of poring over documents on paper that, he set to work. and microfiche at Burnaby’s city The 73-year-old MacDonald has archives and libraries. And now
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A Burnaby Winter Club hockey dad appeared in North Vancouver court on Wednesday to face a charge of uttering death threats to another 10 year-old player on his son’s team. Cpl. Richard De Jong, of the North Vancouver RCMP, said the incident took place on Feb. 21 at Karen Magnussen Arena. The Winter Club’s Atom 3 team had just lost a playoff game to the North Vancouver Atom 1 team, 5-3. Police allege Terry Litt had a “threatening conversation” toward the young player in the team’s dressing room. An arrest warrant was issued and Litt turned himself into North Van RCMP Wednesday morning. BWC manager Len McNeely confirmed Litt was immediately suspended from the club after the incident, and subsequently quit. Domenic Palmieri, whose son played on the Atom 3 team, said the atmosphere around the squad had been difficult all season.
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Dad to row 1,100 km for autistic son Mario Bartel
John Carinha had never paddled a boat further than five kilometres. In June, the love of his son, Brandon, will propel Carinha to row 1,100 km around Vancouver Island. Brandon, 9, has autism. What started as a basement hobby project to construct an Angus Expedition rowboat became Row4Autism. The goal is to raise awareness about autism as well as money for recreational community grants that use sports and fitness to connect with autistic children. In the past, Carinha, 37, had built a couple of small skiffs to putter around local lakes with his three kids, and go crabbing with his wife. He wanted to challenge his handiwork further, so he ordered plans for the expedition rowboat from Colin Angus, a renowned boat builder and adventurer who’d piloted a similar craft across the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. But it wasn’t until he saw a film at the Vancouver Film Festival about inspiring human-powered feats that he was gave his project a
greater purpose. It turns out he was right beside him, handing his dad tubes of epoxy, looking over his shoulders at the boat’s plans and paper templates. Carinha connected with the Canucks Autism Network and the idea of Row4Autism was born. To prepare for his epic journey Carinha has been working out on a rowing machine in the gym, running and rock climbing. He’s paddled his boat from Point Roberts to English Bay, a distance of about 50 km over open water. “Your back is sore, your hands are sore,” said Carinha of the gruelling toll rowing long distances can exact. “It’s more a mental game, making yourself comfortable with being uncomfortable.” Carinha expects it will take him four to five weeks to complete the voyage, with days built-in to recover or sit out rough weather. And he anticipates no shortage of that, especially as he traverses Seymour Narrows, Johnson Strait or rounds Cape Scott, areas notorious for converging currents and intense weather.
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John Carinha and his son Brandon, 9, look over plans for the expedition rowboat Carinha built to circumnavigate Vancouver Island to raise awareness and funds for autism. Brandon was diagnosed with autism when he was two-and-a-half years-old.
“That shakes your nerves a bit,” said Carinha, who used GoogleEarth to plot his route and places of refuge should the going get tough. “You realize how truly small you are in the world.” The voyage will be selfcontained. Carinha will pack all his supplies in watertight compartments in the 18-foot rowboat and he’ll store caches of food along the way. He estimates he’ll eat
6-7,000 calories a day, most of it pasta and sauces, trail mix, dried fruit and fish he hopes to catch. The whole adventure will be captured on video for a film to enter in the Vancouver International Mountain Film Fest. Carinha’s nephew, Andrew Santos, a second-year student at Vancouver Film School, has been documenting the boat construction, preparation and training. And while Carinha hopes
his journey will help people understand autism better, it’s the shared moments of connection with his son that fuel his resolve. Like the night Brandon shot out of bed, ran into the living room, wrapped his arms around his dad and said, “Thanks for rowing around Vancouver Island for me.”
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After the incident Palmieri said several parents signed a petition to remove assistant coach Mark Rademaker, who’s also the president of BWC’s minor hockey association. “It was an ongoing thing with the team,” said Palmieri, who has since left BWC. “We thought he should have done something.” McNeely confirmed there was a petition about Rademaker, but said it was not related to the dressing room incident. Palmieri, who was a member of BWC for three years, said other parents have also quit the club. “I didn’t like the way things were at the club,” said Palmieri. “Everyone has their own reason why they left.” Litt’s next court appearance is April 23.
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First Brentwood mall tower approved To include 300 rental units
total. The tallest buildings would be closest to the corner of Willingdon and Lougheed Wanda Chow and sloping downwards as they email@example.com approach the single-family The first tower in the neighbourhood to the north. redevelopment of Brentwood It also allows for two mall is a go. proposed towers within Phase Burnaby council gave 1 to be up to 70 storeys. The approval in principle Monday proposed first tower is lower to the rezoning that will allow than that, the report said. the first highrise in Phase Numerous traffic 1 of the 28-acre site to go studies have been done ahead. on the site and “it is not Mall owner Shape anticipated that there will Properties Corp. plans to be a significant impact build a 53-storey tower to traffic and street on top of a three-storey Calendino parking on adjacent commercial podium at residential streets to the the southwest corner of north and northwest.” the mall property at Willingdon The developer is required to Avenue and Lougheed Highway. analyze traffic of surrounding The tower itself will be located roads both before and after at the corner of Willingdon and people move in to the highrise Halifax Street. and respond to any unforeseen It will include 591 apartment impacts, it said. units, of which 300—on the first The “development proposal 25 floors—are intended to be remains supportable.” rental units owned and operated Mayor Derek Corrigan by Shape and its funding noted that while media reports partners. often point out opposition to a The decision comes despite project, the record shows many concerns raised by Burnaby at the public hearing were in residents at the public hearing support of the development. in February around public consultation, density, traffic, and other potential impacts on the area. A city staff report responded to the concerns, noting the site was identified for highdensity residential back in 1996 as part of the Brentwood Town Centre APRIL Development Plan. The master plan approved earlier for the site calls for 11 Date: Wednesday, April 23 residential towers and two office towers in Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
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Indeed, there were 53 written and verbal submissions in support and 28 expressing concerns, according to the report. There is a “spectrum of opinion on issues like this,” Corrigan said. Coun. Sav Dhaliwal said he supported the project but will continue to keep an eye on reducing the impact on transit users. Construction has required the bus loop on mall property be removed, and bus stops moved to adjacent streets. Coun. Pietro Calendino said construction naturally causes inconvenience but noted there will be benefits to transit users. The distance to the SkyTrain station from new bus stops will be shorter than those for the bus loop. And the developer is giving money to TransLink to build a new elevator to the station to improve access for people with disabilities. “That’s a positive we cannot really forget,” Calendino said. “It’s something that does not exist now that will exist in the near future.” twitter.com/WandaChow
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Critical thinking If there is an emerging theme to the 2010s, it is that many basic assumptions—no matter how cherished or long-held—are no longer enough to support our decision-making. No matter where we stand on the political spectrum, no matter how pro-environment or proindustry we are, no matter how trusting of government we feel or devoted to the rights of the individual, we are challenged to sift and examine facts, to consider the sources of our information, and reject propaganda and spin, no matter whether from ‘pro-’ or ‘anti-’ forces. We are faced by issues of such magnitude, whether globally (the effect of carbon emissions on the atmosphere, the spread of radioactive contamination from Fukushima, for example)—or locally (the Northern Gateway pipeline or expansion of the Fraser Surrey Docks coal port), that we can’t afford to trust the old simplistic, assumption-based arguments anymore. The downside of the information explosion is information overload—and this has not been ignored by those, whatever their political stripe, who have motives to coax us in one way or another. Pseudo-facts can be cobbled from elements of the truth and tailored to fit pre-existing assumptions. Our responsibility, no matter how we wish to shirk it, is to stay informed and examine, critically, evidence from all sides of the issues. Faced with information overload, the human animal has two basic responses. One is to shut off critical thinking and go with the opinions of those we’re told to trust. The other is to dig in our heels and resist any attempt to drag us into the future—no matter how much in our best interests it may be. Neither of these reactions will serve us well in the long run. —Peace Arch News
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Will we ever learn to celebrate Earth Month? April is Earth Month, and April 22 Earth Day. We should really celebrate our small blue planet and all it provides every day, but recent events give us particular cause to reflect on our home and how we’re treating it. Through an amazingly ordered combination of factors, this spinning ball of earth, air, fire and water—with its hydrological, carbon, nitrogen and rock cycles, biological diversity and ideal distance from the sun—provides perfect conditions for human life to flourish. But with our vast and rapidly increasing numbers, breakneck technological advances, profligate use of resources and lack of concern for where we dump our wastes, we’re upsetting the balance. We’re a relatively new species, but we’re altering the geological properties of Earth to the extent that many scientists refer to this epoch as the Anthropocene — from the Greek anthropos meaning “human” and kainos meaning “recent”. When Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 disappeared March 8, crews in planes and boats set out to search the Indian Ocean.
David Suzuki Debris sightings raised hopes that the crash site was located, but they turned out to be endless streams of garbage that humans have been dumping into the oceans for ages. We now have massive swirling garbage patches in our oceans, and thousands of birds and fish from remote seas turning up dead, their bellies full of plastic and flotsam. We’re also upsetting the delicate carbon cycle of the planet and its atmosphere, mostly through wasteful burning of fossil fuels. This, in turn, is shifting other natural processes, including the ways water circulates around the globe and climate and weather are regulated. For a disturbing illustration of the damage we’ve done and how much more we’ll do unless we
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change our ways, we need only look to the recent installment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report. Findings show we’re already experiencing the ever-increasing impacts of global warming: ice caps and Arctic sea ice melting and collapsing; more extreme weather-related events like droughts and floods; dying corals; stressed water supplies; rising, increasingly acidic oceans; and fish and other animals migrating with some going extinct. Unless we act quickly, our food and water supplies, critical infrastructure, security, health, economies and communities will face ever-escalating risks, leading to increased human displacement, migration and violent conflict. Some argue we must choose between “growing” the economy and protecting the planet. In response, the report states, “Throughout the 21st century, climate-change impacts are projected to slow down economic growth, make poverty reduction more difficult, further erode food security, and prolong existing
and create new poverty traps, the latter particularly in urban areas and emerging hotspots of hunger.” We elect governments to act in our best interests, not to promote polluting industries at the expense of human health and long-term prosperity. Climate change is serious, and confronting it will take a radical change in the way we produce and consume energy—another industrial revolution, this time for clean energy, conservation and efficiency. Meeting this challenge, through reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to changes we can no longer prevent, will offer myriad side benefits, from better health and lower health-care costs to greater economic opportunities through cleaner and longerlasting technologies. There’s no excuse to keep on destroying our home. If we are to observe Earth Day and Earth Month, let’s make it a time to celebrate, not to despair. David Suzuki is co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation.
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Why do we gather paper, then ship it abroad? Ever wonder what happens to the paper we diligently sort and put into our blue boxes to be recycled? Did you think it was remanufactured into paper here in Canada? Think again. According to the report prepared by Glenda Gies & Associates in March 2012 for Multi Material BC, the current system in Metro Vancouver for recycling residential paper and packaging collects an estimated 109,257 tonnes from all households and depots. And most of it is shipped out of the country to have value added elsewhere. Although the prices fluctuate according to global demand for old newsprint and cardboard, recycled newspapers are typically sold for $100 to $130 per tonne and can be reprocessed as recycled content newsprint, paperboard, insulation or roofing paper. “Material recovery facilities” process in-house for direct shipment primarily to end users in the U.S. for reprocessing while the rest is shipped overseas. Corrugated cardboard is sold for between $110 to $160 per tonne and, again, is shipped to the U.S. and overseas to be remanufactured into new card and containerboard, tissue and paperboard. Local processors were asked to identify markets for residential packaging and printed papers materials sold in 2010. A B.C. market for old corrugated cardboard was available at the time, but it has since ceased operations. Mixed waste paper, which includes all types of papers, including some newsprint and corrugated cardboard, fetches between $60 to $120 per tonne depending on quality. But none of the processors surveyed reported sorting separate streams for materials that reduce the overall quality. This means they would most likely get the lowest selling prices in the market. Virtually all this recycled material is exported overseas where it is reprocessed and sold. And what happens to the truly badly commingled paper that can’t be packaged for export? I would assume it will end up in Burnaby’s incinerator or the proposed new plant
which would burn about 370,000 tonnes more per year, in addition to Burnaby’s annual volume of 280,000 tonnes. In reality, British Columbians don’t really recycle paper. We sort and export our paper garbage and recycling jobs while further polluting the environment burning energy to transport the waste offshore. If people were actually presented with this information, they might consider voting for policies that generate green jobs locally. Certainly, with appropriate incentives governments could foster a local reprocessing industry. We certainly have the raw resources to supply the industry. Rick McGowan Burnaby
JIM FLAHERTY A RARE POLITICIAN The sudden, unexpected death of former federal finance minister Jim Flaherty has left a huge hole in the fabric of Canadian society. He was universally liked and admired by all Canadians. He was the one member of the government respected by everyone. You didn’t have to agree with him to understand that he was a decent, honest man who saw his purpose in life as helping others and making Canada a better place. In my dealings with him I never once detected any interest in advancing his own personal interests. Honest, capable, dedicated, selfless—these are a few of the qualities that come to mind. His death is a great loss to our country and he will be missed by us all. Garth M. Evans Burnaby
FOR THE MOST PART, CAPITALISM WORKS Re: Dear Premier Christy Clark (Letters, NewsLeader, April 9) I had to look up the word sycophant. If Mr. David W.G. MacDonald uses it regularly, his education is a lot better than mine. But he still misses some of the basics. No matter how much he disapproves of profits and of those who seek profits, here is
one of my little secrets. In a nutshell, capitalism works (sort of) and socialism, not so much. Amongst many examples on file, are the two Germanys at the time of reunification. Did those from the West jump at the opportunity to adopt the other lifestyle? Do Americans climb into leaky boats to seek the freedom of Cuba? North Korea is another place where a capitalistic life style is frowned upon. How swamped is their Minister of Immigration? Even a few years of leftygreen ideology puts even the largest economy into a tail spin. Food stamp recipients went from 28 million to 42 million on Obama’s watch, not to mention a lot of other bad decisions which will take a long time to overcome. Canada, on the other hand, leads the G8 in recovery from the 2008 recession and would have done a lot better yet had we started building either one of the three pending pipelines. We just witnessed how, in retrospect, even the opposition appreciated the work of the late Conservative Finance Minister Jim Flaherty! Ziggy Eckardt
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Canada Day concert, fireworks set for Swangard Mario Bartel
Canada Day in Burnaby will end with a bang this year. City council has approved a new celebration of Canada’s birthday to be held at Swangard Stadium from 5 to 10 p.m. on July 1. Dave Ellenwood,
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strolling musicians and stilt walkers, as well as food and refreshment vendors. The celebration will wrap up with a fireworks display. Ellenwood said with other communities holding Canada Day celebrations in the evening, it’s time Burnaby joined the party. Burnaby’s daytime
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Confessions of a Curber I guess you could say I was addicted. Only my drug of choice wasn’t coke or meth. No - it was the thrill of getting away with it all. And the easy cash, of course. Throwing the camper into that last deal was a great marketing idea. And, like last time, I decided to branch out again. There’s so much more than just cars! This time I decided to go with a motorcycle. I purchased it off the internet – I guess you could call it a curber-to-curber transaction. Oh, of course I knew every trick in the book by now. The seller gave me my old story and said that he was the real owner. Did I care? Not a chance. It was a nice Harley. And, it was a steal. I knew I could flip it for more. Why? Because I was a better marketer. But I needed to do it fast. And, I had to make sure I had a buyer that was naive enough not to do a lien check through carproof.com, or the province (bcregistryservices. gov.bc.ca). As usual, I put up a generic, one-line Craigslist ad. With a price like mine, I had a buyer within an hour. I made sure the Harley looked its best. I polished it until it sparkled and filled it with gas. Hey, what’s a few bucks? Then I ran into a small problem. I found out that my seller was the real owner. Wow. But he sold me a vehicle that was about to be repossessed.
Fortunately, he was in such a hurry that he didn’t make me do the transfer – so it was still in his name. No big deal. Bridging* was my friend. I just used his name and hoped my buyer would never ask me for ID. And I was right. The buyer smelled a bargain and took the bait like fish. He thought I was the fool! No lien check, no ID check. Just cash. I was home free, again. And the best part? When the bailiff came for the motorcycle, he didn’t even know my name.
celebrations, at Burnaby Village Museum and Edmonds Park, will continue. They attract about 15,000 people. Given the stadium’s location atop the ridge that flanks the Central Valley, Mayor Derek Corrigan said the pyrotechnics will likely be visible across Metro
“The city is looking forward to something like this,” said Calendino, who added residents from East Vancouver may even venture across Boundary Road to participate. Ellenwood said if the new celebration is successful, it could become an annual event.
Rat-runners a problem ⫸
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High-density development was planned for the Brentwood area even then. To mitigate potential traffic issues, proposals included a frontage road parallel to Lougheed Highway from Bellwood to Beta avenues. The idea was to give apartment residents access to their parking lots while lessening congestion on Lougheed. That frontage road was built, but only as far west as Delta Avenue. And while little happened for over a decade, the 1996 Brentwood Town Centre Development Plan threw a wrench into the works, he said.
The traffic system plan was changed to not extend the frontage road to Beta. And in 2008, Beta was opened providing access to both Lougheed and the residential streets to the north. He said that also went against the original plans and was done without notifying the Brentwood Ratepayers Association. It has also created a chaotic mess at rush hour, MacDonald said in an interview. Vehicles are trying to get into the condo developments to the east, into Brentwood mall to the west, rat-running north and south, and
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Vancouver. The event will cost $160,000 said Ellenwood. The money will come from the city’s 2014 operating budget. Coun. Pietro Calendino said the new event “is a wonderful addition” to the city’s Canada Day celebrations.
pedestrians are forced and it provided written to dodge in between. notice to the residents’ He expects things to association, he wants only get worse when to see proof. the Brentwood mall “Nothing less than site is redeveloped that will convince me to accommodate that they’re off the thousands of new hook, so to speak.” residents. As he’s not a traffic He asked council engineer, he doesn’t to fulfil the city’s know exactly what original commitment form the changes to separate the traffic should take to separate systems for existing the traffic systems. And and future apartment he doesn’t particularly complexes from their care. single-family area. But something Changes need to be has to be done the made to which streets reduce the “cars are designated as rat-running through “collector” routes to our neighbourhood take more traffic, he morning, day and said. And the streets in night,” he said. “Every the single-family area residential street in the need to be restricted Brentwood community to residential parking is suffering the effects only. MacDonald said of a less-than-adequate that if Burnaby city traffic system and it hall announced at a has to change.” past public meeting Council asked city that it was no longer staff to look into going to honour the MacDonald’s claims (MJHPTZY\JJPQ^Ć^JWX commitment it made, and report back.
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Welcome to tthe he driver’s seat
There’s no better time than now to embrace your inner motorcyclist and have the time of your life. Alexandra Straub
Feel the rush of riding on two wheels If you have ever looked longingly After getting your “L” permit upon a motorcycle as it whizzed by, you might have been bitten There are two steps in acquiring by the bike bug and didn’t even your full motorcycle license. First, know it. you’ll have to pass the MotorIf you have always dreamed of cycle Skills Test portion of the getting on two wheels but didn’t process. Then you’ll have your full know how to go about it, you road test. I absolutely, have been bitten by the bike bug. Riding training If you are contemplating a perfect 100 percent without I absolutely, 100 per cent without time to do it, the answer is now! a doubt recommend a doubt recommend going to a With spring-like weather manigoing to a good professional school to learn how festing itself and more and more professional school to to ride. I’m not saying your bff motorcycles appearing on the who has selflessly volunteered to learn how to ride. roads, it’s time to stop dreaming teach you everything you need to and start doing. Alexandra Straub know about riding isn’t qualified But where do you start? How do or unfit for the task, but they you go about it and what steps do might not be a “teacher.” Sure you need to go through? they have the skills, but can they communicate Over the next few weeks, we will feature a effectively the points that you need to be safe? four-part series on motorcycling. It will cover If yes, then go for it. everything from schools, to gear to buying a But professional schools have professional teachbike and more. As I said, there’s no better time ers. They also know the ICBC system and will than now to embrace your inner motorcyclist teach you above and beyond what you’ll need to and have the time of your life. execute in order to start riding on your own. And Take the test more importantly, to be safe! In order to get your learner’s license in BC, you They will also help build your confidence and try will need to take the ICBC Motorcycle Knowlto help you eradicate bad habits that you may or edge Test. To attain the handbook that you’ll may not know you are forming. need to familiarize yourself with, you can either Granted, most courses aren’t cheap. But they’re download it from the ICBC website, or visit a worth it and so is your safety. Check out regional branch in person to pick up a hard copy. schools or save up to come to the Lower MainAfter you have studied it from cover-to-cover, land. I wouldn’t have done my license any other you’ll need to take and pass the test at an ICBC way. branch, which will then give you your L. Some schools to check out are: Pacific Riding Visit www.icbc.com and type in “motorcycle” School, V-Twin Motorcycle School, the Justice into the search bar. That is the easiest way to Institute of BC, High Gear Motorcycle Training get you to the pages you’ll need to work with. (private lessons) and more.
You don’t have to start on the road Many of the top road racers in the world didn’t start on the pavement. They started in the dirt. Why? Because it teaches you how to control a bike in less than ideal traction environments. Also, if you fall, it doesn’t hurt as much! You can certainly get your feet wet when it comes to learning clutch and brake control on a “softer” surface, too. Furthermore, you don’t need a learner’s permit if you are riding off road. When and if you want to transition to the street riding, you’ll need it for that. Check out Popkum Motor Park’s Lessons/Training (www.popkummotorpark.com) program for all ages, as well as the BC Off Road Motorcycle Association’s website (www.bcorma.ca) for upcoming MSF Dirt Bike Schools. Another perk to starting to build your bike confidence on the dirt, training programs aren’t as expensive. So, this is me, the little white angel on your shoulder whispering, “Go on, get on two wheels!” But remember, safety is paramount. Take the test, go to school and thank me later. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel competes on performance—at a price The introduction of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee showcased the direction of the new Fiat-Chrysler partnership. It went on to win more awards that any other SUV; in fact, I chose it as one of my favourite vehicles that year. Sales have been strong for not only Jeep but the entire Chrysler group. Freshness has been into each new vehicle and this latest 2014 EcoDiesel version is another example. For this model year, the Grand Cherokee gets a refreshed front and rear, plus interior tweaks and a thrifty diesel under the hood.
The already capable and luxurious gasoline versions are less expensive and come with all the regular Grand Cherokee goodness.
Looks The most noticeable updates for 2014 include a thinner front grille, narrower front headlights with LED accents. This really makes the latest model pop; especially when you compare it to the last model. The EcoDiesel option is only available in two trim levels, and this an expensive vehicle. The Overland is the cheapest diesel and it starts at roughly $58,000, $3000 more than a V6 model but the same price as the V8. The top of range Summit diesel starts at $62,000. In comparison, the base VW
EcoDiesel is the same as the 5.7-litre Hemi V8 at 7200 lbs, but this truck gets substantially better fuel economy. For those that drive a lot without a trailer, the improvement in fuel economy is something to factor in. If you don’t drive a lot each year, the diesel option might not be worth the added cost.
The Grand Cherokee is a nice truck, but a tough sell at the price point.
Touareg diesel starts at $55,000 but most of the other German mid-sized SUVs with a diesel, like the ML from Mercedes or the X5 from BMW also start in the low $60,000 range.
Inside One of the biggest changes at Chrysler has been the attention to detail now placed on interior design and refinement. The latest U-connect computer interface is one of the best in the business;
many high-end makers could learn a thing or two from Chrysler. The large 8.4-inch screen is one of the biggest on the market and it is very quick to the touch, going from one function to the next is logical and responsive. Pairing a smartphone takes under 30 seconds and the best feature is the map screen, which enables the embedding of a picture in the same way as picture-in-picture TV does. The dash is covered in stitched leather and the cabin
overall is simple and elegant. All EcoDiesel models come with leather seats and the back seats can even be heated.
Drive The biggest change for 2014 is the introduction of an all-new 3.0-litre direct inject turbocharged V6 diesel engine along with an 8-speed automatic. With 420 lb.-ft. of torque, this engine just rockets away from a light and cruises effortlessly on the highway. There is a big premium
to get this engine over a V6, or lower trim level V8 gasoline versions, but there are some compelling reasons to choose it. Fuel economy is number one. This heavy truck is rated at 9.8 L/100km in the city and only 7.0L on the highway. With aggressive driving and mostly city, I averaged 12L. I did notice on highway runs that the fuel economy improved radically and quickly. The towing capacity of the
Chrysler considers the Jeep Grand Cherokee a premium offering but I would not put this on a par with the Mercedes ML, BMW X5, Audi Q5 or a very nicely equipped VW Touareg. It is a very nice truck with as much diesel power and efficiency as the competition but the German brands have been at the whole diesel thing a lot longer and are a known entity in the market. The Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel would be a very easy choice if it were about $50,000, not $58,000. If you drive a lot or tow, the diesel might be worth it, but as it stands now the already capable and luxurious gasoline versions are less expensive and come with all the regular Grand Cherokee goodness.
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**MSRP is $27,580 including freight and PDi of $1,590 based on a new 2012 CR-V LX 2WD model RM3H3CE(S). for all offers license, insurance, applicable taxes and registration are extra. Dealer may sell for less. Dealer trade may be required. *Limited time finance offer based on a new 2012 CR-V touring model RM4H9CKN(S) and a 36 month finance term available only through Honda ** †1.99% Canada finance inc. O.a.C. finance example: $36,580 at 1.99% per annum equals $498 for 36 months. freight and PDi of $1,590 included. Cost of borrowing is $5,085.05, for a total obligation of $41,665.05. Down payment of $23,737.05, first monthly payment, environmental fees and $0 security deposit due at finance inception. Dealer may sell for less. Dealer trade may be required. lease aPR for 24 months O.a.C. Monthly payment, including freight and PDi, is $498. Down payment of $3,136.01, first monthly payment, environmental fees and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. total lease obligation is $15,088.01. taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 96,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometres. Dealer may sell for less. Dealer trade may be required. **/*/† Offers valid from March 1st through March 31st, 2012 at participating Honda retailers. Offers valid only for British Columbia residents at BC Honda Dealers locations. Offers subject to change or cancellation without notice. terms and conditions apply. Visit www.bchonda.com or see your Honda retailer for full details.
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Don’t pack five full-size adults in there and try to tackle the steep terrain of the Coquihalla Highway.
knob, heated side mirrors, a six-way power driver seat, plus a one touch up/down driver window. The SL premium package includes a seven-inch color touch screen monitor for navigation, eight-speaker Bose audio systems with a six-CD/MP3 changer, Sirius satellite radio ready, steering wheel mounted audio controls and ND Richbass sub-woofer. This package also give you a Power liftgate and an around view monitor. There are dual stage front driver and passenger airbags with seat belt sensors, roof mounted curtain side-impact airbags. The vehicle is also equipped with 4-wheel ABS and traction control systems, rollover sensor, anti theft with immobilizer key systems. Vehicle speed sensitive electric power steering adjusts automatically to become easier at lower speed and firms up at higher speed. This vehicle gets you around town but the fourcylinder engine just doesn’t have enough power on the highway. I found myself constantly pushing the gas pedal to the floor just to keep up with traffic. Perhaps it is the CVT transmission but I would like to see a V6 option for this vehicle. Interestingly, the windshield wipers are noteworthy but not for a good reason. It was raining one day
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during my test drive and as I stopped at a light I felt the car sway back and forth with the wipers, I quickly dismissed it for a big truck driving by but it was at every stop. I turned them on fully and the car rocked back and forth with every swipe. I have heard about soft suspension but really? If it is a small crossover Offers valid until April 30, 2014. See toyota.ca for complete details on all cash back offers. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between Toyota prices, rates and/or other information contained on toyotabc.ca and that contained on toyota.ca, the latter shall prevail. Errors and omissions excepted. 2014 Corolla CE 6M Manual BURCEM-A MSRP is $17,540 and includes $1,545 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. *Lease example: 2014 Corolla CE 6M with a vehicle price of $17,265 (includes $275 Toyota Canada Lease Assist, which is deducted from the negotiated selling price after taxes, and $1,545 freight/PDI) leased at 0.9% over 60 months with $0 down payment equals 120 semi-monthly payments of $87 with a total lease obligation of $10,715. Lease 60 mos. based on 100,000 km, excess km charge is $.07. $0 security deposit and first semi-monthly payment due at lease inception. Price and total obligation exclude license, insurance, registration, fees and taxes. Dealer order / trade may be necessary. **Finance example: 1.9% finance for 84 months, upon credit approval, available on 2014 Corolla CE 6M. Applicable taxes are extra. 2014 RAV4 Base FWD LE Automatic ZFREVT-A MSRP is $25,685 and includes $1,815 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. †Lease example: 3.9% Lease APR for 60 months on approved credit. Semi-Monthly payment is $139 with $1700 down payment. Total Lease obligation is $18,380. Lease 60 mos. based on 100,000 km, excess km charge is $.10. Applicable taxes are extra. Down payment, first semi-monthly payment and security deposit plus GST and PST on first payment and full down payment are due at lease inception. A security deposit is not required on approval of credit. ††Finance example: 1.9% finance for 48 months, upon credit approval, available on 2014 RAV4. Applicable taxes are extra. 2014 Tundra Double Cab SR5 4.6L 4x4 Automatic UM5F1T-A MSRP is $37,025 and includes $1,815 freight and pre-delivery inspection, tire levy, battery levy and air conditioning federal excise tax. ‡Lease example: 0.9% Lease APR for 60 months on approved credit. Semi-Monthly payment is $175 with $3,100 down payment. Total Lease obligation is $24,040. Lease 60 mos. based on 100,000 km, excess km charge is $.15. Applicable taxes are extra. Down payment, first semi-monthly payment and security deposit plus GST and PST on first payment and full down payment are due at lease inception. A security deposit is not required on approval of credit. ‡‡Finance example: 0.9% finance for 72 months, upon credit approval, available on 2014 Tundra. Applicable taxes are extra. ‡‡‡Up to $4000 Non-Stackable Cash Back available on select 2014 Tundra models. Non-stackable cash back on 2014 Tundra Double Cab SR5 4.6L 4x4 Automatic is $4000. Non-stackable Cash Back offers may not be combined with Toyota Financial Services (TFS) lease or finance rates. If you would like to lease or finance at standard TFS rates (not the above special rates), then you may be able to take advantage of Cash Customer Incentives. Vehicle must be purchased, registered and delivered by April 30, 2014. Cash incentives include taxes and are applied after taxes have been charged on the full amount of the negotiated price. See toyota.ca for complete details on all cash back offers. ‡‡‡‡Semi-monthly lease offer available through Toyota Financial Services on approved credit to qualified retail customers on most 48 and 60 month leases (including Stretch leases) of new and demonstrator Toyota vehicles. First semi-monthly payment due at lease inception and next monthly payment due approximately 15 days later and semi-monthly thereafter throughout the term. Toyota Financial Services will waive the final payment. Semi-monthly lease offer can be combined with most other offers excluding the First Payment Free and Encore offers. First Payment Free offer is valid for eligible TFS Lease Renewal customers only. Toyota semi-monthly lease program based on 24 payments per year, on a 60-month lease, equals 120 payments, with the final 120th payment waived by Toyota Financial Services. Competitive bi-weekly lease programs based on 26 payments per year, on a 60-month lease, equals 130 payments. Not open to employees of Toyota Canada, Toyota Financial Services or TMMC/TMMC Vehicle Purchase Plan. Some conditions apply. See your Toyota dealer for complete details. Visit your Toyota BC Dealer or www.toyotabc.ca for more details. Some conditions apply; offers are time limited and may change without notice. Dealer may lease/sell for less.
The Nissan Rogue compact crossover has been substantially updated since its appearance in 2008. The current design is very similar to the Murano but on a smaller scale. It has a sleek profile and features a rolled back front grille, large moulded LED headlights and the roof rails combined with the rear spoiler give it a very sporty look. There are three trim levels, S, SV, and SL. The base S comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels, EZ Flex seating system, cruise control, a tilt steering wheel, air-conditioning, full power accessories, keyless entry and a four-speaker audio system with a CD player and a USB connection for a cell phone. The SV model adds 17-inch aluminum wheels, power panoramic moonroof, heated front seats and a six-way power adjustable driver’s seat with power lumbar support. The SL trim level starts with the SV model’s standard equipment and adds 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, dual zone automatic temperature control, auto dimming inside rearview mirror. The SL’s leather package includes heated front seats, a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift
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TradiTioN a big parT oF easTer Preparation for traditional Orthodox Easter has been going on for at least a month, baking the Easter breads of Paska and Baba that symbolize Christ. They’ll be placed in baskets filled with other symbolic foods that comprise the Sunday morning breakfast that ends the 40-day lent during which no dairy or meat products can be consumed. Small breads in the shape of doves represent the descent of the Holy Spirit. Cheese and butter moulded in the shape of a cross or a lamb represent God’s gift of prosperity and peace. A dish of horseradish is symbolic of sin and its sad consequences. Salt symbolizes the fast and self-denial. And then there’s the eggs, each decorated with intricate designs and motifs that carry their own meaning.
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Conducting an experiment at PortLiving’s Midtown By Kerry Vital
Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood is rapidly becoming the hottest place to live, and developer PortLiving is capitalizing on that popularity with Midtown, a mixed-used low-rise development that will also offer commercial space on the street level. For the next three months, PortLiving is hosting the Midtown Experiment, where businesses can open a pop-up
shop for a week to gauge how popular they will be to local residents. “The Midtown Experiment is an incredibly positive way to bring life and vibrancy to this emerging area, and to experiment to better know the types of businesses that the community will welcome and frequent,” says Midtown Director of Living Robert Vrooman. “We know there will be a lot of demand from retail partners to occupy the space, but we feel it is just as important to listen to the needs of the community.”
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Midtown will be situated on Broadway between St. George Street and Carolina Street. The four-storey building will hold one- and two-bedroom condominium homes as well as two three-bedroom concrete townhomes. Among the beautiful features at Midtown will be private covered patios, oversized windows, engineered hardwood floors and elegant quartz countertops complemented by a glass tile backsplash in the kitchen. The bathrooms feature in-floor radiant electric heating and glass accent tiles in the bathtub and shower surrounds. Curb appeal is never in short supply at Midtown, with its brick-clad exterior and communal elevated courtyard, perfect for visiting with your neighbours. For more information about the residences at Midtown, visit www.livingmidtown.com. Information about the Midtown Experiment can be found at www.chinatownexperiment.com/midtownexp.
Among the gorgeous features at Lakewood’s The Heights are gourmet kitchens and oversized windows that let the natural light pour in. The Heights is just minutes from Morgan Crossing and several other amenities, making it the perfect place for families and couples alike.
Taste and style at Lakewood’s The Heights By Kerry Vital
Life is extraordinary at The Heights, Lakewood’s townhome development in Surrey’s Grandview Heights that offers not only amazing homes but also a location that’s second-to-none. “The location is phenomenal,” says sales manager Ann Sonnenberg. “You’re a 10-minute walk from the Shops at Morgan Crossing, and there’s a brand-new elementary school two blocks from here.” The Grandview Heights neighbourhood also has leisure opportunities, plenty of restaurants and easy access to transit and major highways, making commuting easy. The Heights is located in a quiet section of the neighbourhood, making it perfect for families and couples alike. The 39 townhomes, ranging from 1,364 to 2,095 square feet, are available in a range of two- and three-bedroom floorplans. The exterior has plenty of curb appeal, with meticulously landscaped grounds and front doors with heritage-style raised panels and
glass. Some plans include a ground floor concrete patio and a double garage. Inside, nine-foot ceilings and oversized windows combine for a spacious feeling, while sleek laminate flooring on the main level is complemented by decorative crown moulding and designer lighting fixtures. Homeowners are able to choose between two colour schemes (Vanilla Bean and Chocolate Expresso), making it easier to put your own stamp on your space. The kitchen is fit for a gourmet with stainless-steel appliances, elegant quartz countertops and a ceramic tile backsplash. Pot lights in the kitchen and nook are a convenient touch that demonstrates Lakewood’s focus on the homeowner, and the custom-designed cabinetry with solid wood shaker-style doors lends more than a touch of style to the room. Most plans also feature a pantry in the kitchen for even more convenience. The bathrooms can easily be described as blissful, with shaker cabinets with solid maple doors, designer faucets and accessories, fullwidth mirrors, ceramic floor tiles and quartz countertops. The main bathroom holds a soaker tub surrounded by designer ceramic tile, while the ensuite features a shower with a semi-frameless glass enclosure and hisand-hers sinks (in most plans.) Many plans also include a main floor powder room with elegant laminate flooring.
Each home has a gas outlet for a barbecue, perfect for outdoor entertaining, and every yard is enclosed. For larger gatherings, homeowners will have access to an outdoor amenity space with a community garden. “Lakewood always builds quality homes,” says Sonnenberg. “Some are available to move in to tomorrow; we also have some Phase 2 homes that will be available between now and the end of June.” Homes at The Heights start at $359,900 for a two-bedroom-and-den home. For more information, visit www.theheightsliving.ca, call 778-545-8737 or visit the showhomes at 2845 and 2855 156th Street, Surrey, open daily except Friday between 12 and 5 p.m.
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Aldergrove SxS Duplex - 4 suites 2 separate titles, 8500 s/f lot, fully reno’d, new siding & window, rent $3400/mo. $579K. 604-807-6565
CLEAN SPACIOUS SUITES Fully Renod 1 & 2 Bd Suites Centrally Located, 5 min walk to Metrotown Mall. On-site caretaker. Extra lg patios.
CALL ANYTIME TO VIEW LANGLEY SxS Duplex plus 1/2 acre lot, reno’d, Rent $2300/mo. Asking $499K. 604-807-6565.
ABC TREE MEN Pruning, Shaping, Tree Removal & Stump Grinding. 604-521-7594 604-817-8899
Welcome Home ! 1 Bedrooms available near Lougheed Mall and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Refs required.
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
Call (604) 931-2670 Maple Ridge rancher, 2bdr +den, lg lot, 19’x15’ wrkshop 220V, new furnace, $415K. 604-944-8100.
We Buy Homes BC • All Prices • All Situations • • All Conditions • www.webuyhomesbc.com 604-657-9422
SKY VIEW ROOFING LTD. Entlebucher pups, short-hair, family raised, gentle, vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed. $900 each. 604-795-7662.
Grange St & McMurray Ave 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
.A East West Roofing & Siding Co. Repairs, new roofs, torching, gutter services. 10% off. 604-783-6437
FIVE STAR ROOFING
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
All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. 778-998-7505 or 604-961-7505
If I can’t do it It can’t be done
P/B blue males & females. Ready to go. 1st shots & tails/dew claws done. ULTIMATE FAMILY GUARDIAN Pet homes. $1000. 604-308-5665
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
LAB PUPPIES. Born Valentines Day. Chocolate, golden, black. 8 weeks. Only 5 sweeties left. $600. Norm 604-814-0706
mikes hauling 604-516-9237
MULTI POO miniature black brown apricot 4-5lbs Hypo allerg, exc family pet vet cert $1075. 604-341-1445 MUST LOVE DOGS!!! Fostering and adoption needed for medium - large dogs. Bring a loved one home today! Call 604.583.4237 http://homeatlastdogrescuebc.ca
Need CA$H Today? Own a vehicle? Borrow up to $25,000. Snapcarcash.com 604-777-5046
GREENWORKS Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls. Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Concrete cutting, Jack hammering, old swimming pools filled in & decks. 778-710-2185
Recreation Paradise Year Round!
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 FLEETWOOD WASTE Bin Rentals 10-30 Yards. Call Ken at 604-294-1393
PITTBULL Puppies - Purebred. Born March 7th. Great bloodlines. $750-$1500. Call 604-761-6575.
Fishing, hiking, hunting, quadding, snowmobiling or just relaxation. Great access within 3 hours of the lower mainland, 40 km from Princeton and steps to Osprey Lake. 2 years new this 3 bedroom, 2 bath open concept chalet has it all & more. Includes a guest cabin with a bedroom, living/sitting area, kitchen & bathroom. New detached garage for storing the toys. Call Adrienne (Royal Lepage Parkside Realty) at 250-809-6322 for a private viewing.
Specializing in reasonably priced SMALL BREED puppies. 604300-1450. trugoalpuppies.com
LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE
604-537-4140 1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
But Dead Bodies!! 20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !
HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?
Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988
MISC. FOR SALE
FRASER PROSPECT 1 Bdrm. from $850 2 Bdrm. from $1050 Clean & Quiet Location. Large & Spacious Suites.
To arrange a viewing, call Carol at 604.319.8812
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
WALKER MANOR 6985 Walker Ave Bright large 1br for rent fully reno, available immediately very clean quite building.
• Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION
TRUCKS & VANS
NEW WESTMINSTER: room avail, top floor of house with great view. Share bthrm & kitchen. N/S. Avail May 1st. $550/mo. (604)780-0048.
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 604-657-9422
MOVING & STORAGE
Retired Chaplain couple looking for dependable Class C Motorhome for “travel with a purpose” 1(604)744-1741
Proudly Managed by Bentall Kennedy Residential Services
ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020
From 1, 3, 5, 7 & 10 Ton Trucks Licensed ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free Estimate/Senior Discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
778-858-9969 PARKVIEW TOWERS
ITALIAN MASTIFF (Cane Corso)
1997 CAMRY, 4 door, 4 cyl, auto, loaded, new tires, aircared, mint cond. $3400 obo. 604-936-1270
Bright lg fully renod 1 bdrm in downtown Vancouver. Available Immediately!
Golden Retriever pups, family farm raised, vet checked, shots, ready April 26. $700 Timbur6@telus.net, 604-845-7434, Rosedale
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
PACIFIC WEST PLAZA
Rooﬁng Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.
. Expert Power Washing. Gutters cleaned & repaired. www.expertpowerwashing. Mike, 604-961-1280 MIKE 604-961-1280
HOME IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry, painting, drywall, tiles Quality work - reasonable price Martin 778-355-5840
WE’RE ON THE WEB
One Call Does it All
Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca
Chihuahua pups, playful, cuddly, family raised, vet check, 1st shots, avail now. $475. 604-794-5844
Call Mike 778-867-0841
CALL 778-994-2334 TO VIEW! Move in TODAY!
MOVE IN TODAY!!!
Decks, Patio, Stairs, Siding, Framing, Finishing, Skylights, Tile & Laminate, Drywall. Install Doors & Windows, Painting & much more. All work Guaranteed. Competitive rates.
604.540-2028 or 778.714-7815
Move-In Incentive. Bright, large newly renod 1 & 2 bdrm suites for rent. Heat & h/w incl’d. New hardwood flrs, huge balcony. Only 2 min walk to Metrotown Mall.
6630 Telford Ave.
Call Ian 604-724-6373
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
Villa Del Mar
SPRING SPECIAL ONLY! Hot Water Rebate- $200
Reno’d 2-3 Bdrms Townhomes 2 Level, Private Enclosed Yard, Laminate Flrg, Huge Storage Rm Nr Sperling Skytrain & elem schls Pets Ok! From $1,300
SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
FORTIS FURNACE REBATE - $800
AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS
Burnaby NELSON PLACE TOWNHOMES 2701 – 2755 Bainbridge Ave.
POWER WASHING since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627
604-540-2028 or 778-552-5325 Asking $163,000 - #9-45 Fourth Columbia Skytrain Stn at your doorstep 1 bdrm 645sf NE facing, PETS OK. Inste strg. Pat Ginn, Sutton Westcoast 604-220-9188 by appt.
POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING
Gutter & Roof Cleaning since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627
Renovated, spacious & bright 2 & 3 Bdrm units. Small pets ok. From $1050, incl heat & HW. Near Highgate.
Certified, Insured & Bonded Reliable & Affordable Journeyman Avail 24/7 Call 604-345-0899
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
LINDEN GLEN APTS
(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.
•Lawn Cuts/Trim •Aerating •Leaf Cleanup •Power Rake •Hedge & Shrub Trimming •Pruning Trees •23 yrs. exp. •Insured •Free Estimates
FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!!
PATRICK’S RUBBISH REMOVAL *Landscape *Trimming *Yard Clean *Const. Clean. *ANYTHING!!! 1 Ton Truck. Call Patrick for Prompt Quality Service @ 604-808-1652.
# 1 BACKHOE & BOBCAT services Drainage, trucking, oil tank removal Yard/clean-up, cement & pavement re & re. 604-341-4446.
We are BC’s leading strata management ﬁrm and offer a competitive salary, beneﬁts plan, excellent support systems and a positive work environment .
Please submit your resume in confidence to:
MOVING & STORAGE
263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE
STRATA MANAGERS Baywest Management Corporation
06951 Lic Electrician Low cost. Res/Com. Small job expert. Renos Panel changes 604-374-0062
Req. F/T for a local Canadian family run company. Position involves assisting our customers w/ technical questions, solutions, and quotes. As well as, some shipping & general office duties. Knowledge of the building trade is an asset but not a requirement. Must have strong inter-personal skills & great working knowledge of customer relations. You will demonstrate an ability to learn quickly and be in good physical shape for lifting. Computer skills are necessary as you must be able to type and work in Word, Excel and Outlook. Excellent Compensation Commensurate w/ Experience.
PORT COQUITLAM 2 bdrm grnd lvl suite, sep ent, newly reno’d bathrm lam flooring, suit n/s mature tenants sml cat ok. $1000 incl utils/cbl/wifi. Refs req, avail now. 778-828-3343. Queensbourgh 1 bdrm avail with patio. $700 incl cable heat hotwater incl. NP/NS no ldry. 778-708-3786
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
2007 FORD F150 4X4 Supercab 7’ box, 190K, $9800 firm. Call 604-538-9257.
2009 WELLS CARGO TRAILER SW8, 5ft. x 8ft. Black w/ wood flr.
ONLY USED 3 TIMES for catering events. Bought brand new off lot. No accidents. Mint Cond. $3200obo. 604-488-9161 South Surrey
A24 NewsLeader Friday, April 18, 2014