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BCA votes to protect incumbent politicians Mass member sign-ups deemed unfair Wanda Chow
Lucas Fleming and Andrew Burden make their feelings known about Kinder Morgan’s plan to expand its pipeline at a rally at Westridge Park on Saturday. They’re afraid the pipeline will run right underneath the path they walk to school.
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It was unseasonably warm Saturday when more than 300 people rallied against the proposed expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline and climate change at Westridge Park. The rally was a waypoint in a march that started earlier at Forest Grove Park. It followed about six kilometres of the pipeline’s planned route through North Burnaby to Westridge Marine Terminal. At Westridge, protesters met a flotilla of like-minded people aboard boats
in Burrard Inlet. Wilderness Committee, Sustainable But first they caught their breath, SFU and even the Vancouver Folk and a lot of sun, at the park. The Song Society. park is steps away from Many carried signs that homes that were coated in said “Big oil is killing us,” or crude oil when a construction “Clean water worth more to crew pierced Kinder Morgan’s us over dirty oil.” Some wore pipeline in 2007. costumes. One had black The rally was organized by charcoal smeared over his Burnaby Residents Opposing face and arms to symbolize STEWART Kinder Morgan Pipeline an oil slick. Expansion (BROKE). But Kennedy Stewart, the it attracted representatives from MP for Burnaby-Douglas, said environmental groups like the the rally sends a strong message to Vancouver Ecosocialist Group, the National Energy Board as it
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The Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA) has taken steps to protect incumbent candidates from being knocked out by mass sign-ups of new party members. The decision was made at its annual general meeting last month. In it, incumbents who choose to run for re-election for mayor, council or school board have been endorsed and will not have their nominations challenged. Openings created by someone stepping down will be contested as in the past. That includes large numbers of new BCA members recruited specifically to vote in a particular candidate. It’s that strategy that the move is meant to counteract. BCA president Gord Larkin said in an interview that all incumbents went through a vetting process with the party’s executive. The decision to endorse the incumbents passed at last month’s AGM with 75 to 80 per cent of the vote. Larkin said Coun. Richard Chang will not be running for council again. Please see PEOPLE, A4
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Aquilini group now part owner of Willingdon lands Joint partnership with First Nations Wanda Chow
Add the Aquilini Investment Group to the list of new owners of the Willingdon lands in Burnaby. The Tsleil-Waututh and the Musqueam First Nations were announced late last month as the purchasers of the 16 hectare (40-acre) property at Willingdon and Canada Way, across from BCIT. The sale is part of a move by the provincial government to sell off surplus land to help balance its budget. Despite the City of Burnaby’s own attempts to purchase it, the First Nations were given first dibs on the property, which they bought for $57.9 million, its assessed market value. Last week, the First Nations announced they are in a jointpartnership with the Aquilini group in the land’s purchase and development, with each party owning one-third. “It’s still very, very, early days,” said Brennan Cook, Aquilini group vice-president of acquisitions and development, of the plans for the property. “We’ll be working with the city to realize what their vision is. Hopefully we can do something that benefits everybody.” Offices and agencies such as the Burnaby Centre for Addictions and the Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre currently operate out of the property. The provincial government will continue to lease the land for three years to give it time to relocate the programs elsewhere. Those leases are on a “substantial portion of the site,”
Cook said. “So nothing is going to be happening on the site immediately.” He said the Aquilini group has existing business relationships with both First Nations. It is currently in a partnership with the Tsleil-Waututh to develop 25 acres of their reserve lands in North Vancouver, while it has built homes and a community centre on Musqueam reserve. “We believe that by partnering with successful business people we can develop First Nation economic opportunities in the traditional territories of the Coast Salish,” said Musqueam Chief Wayne Sparrow. The Musqueam, TsleilWaututh and Squamish First Nations signed a historic protocol agreement last month that sets out how they will share the benefits of land equally within their territories, said a press release. “We are all family, our ancestors used to live on these lands together with no city lines or boundaries,” said Tsleil-Waututh Chief Maureen Thomas. “We will continue to work together to share our traditional territories and to ensure all our partners see the benefit of working together as one.” Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan said he was aware the Aquilini group was a partner both before and after the Willingdon lands were purchased. “At this point [the partnership is] a developer who will come in to work with the city and attempt to advance their proposal and attempt to make as much money as they can off the property … And we’ll ensure that the goals of the city are met and the city achieves benefits out of that property.”
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School trustee James Wang and Katy AlkinsJang, who has served on the city’s parks commission and library board, will both be vying for the open spot. Both Wang and AlkinsJang have been “signing up people left, right and centre,” he said. “When we have our nomination meeting they will run for the vacant spot and have at it. The incumbents will not. The incumbents are considered nominated by the fact that the annual meeting voted that way.” The mass sign-ups tend to swell the party’s membership temporarily during an election year, he said. As for complaints that the new policy is undemocratic, Larkin sees it differently. “How democratic is it for 900 people to come into a room, technically, who have never been to a meeting, never been involved, to choose our candidates? I don’t think
that’s democratic.” her nomination to the He said the new practice mass sign-up technique in will be reviewed after the previous years. November civic election. “That was something As for the opening on the executive was very BCA’s council slate, Larkin concerned about because said if Wang loses the we could lose very good nomination to Alkins-Jang, people as a result of as an incumbent he having these kinds will be allowed to of mass sign-ups,” return to the school Corrigan said. board slate. If he “Unless the executive wins the council is dissatisfied with candidacy, parks the service of the commissioner incumbent, then CHANG Katrina Chen will we’re not prepared win his vacated to say we’re going to school trustee slot by subject them to that kind acclamation. of chance.” Mayor Derek Corrigan As for the large numbers confirmed that the move of new members potentially was made in response to helping the party at election major sign-ups of new time, he said, “One would members that often have hope that would happen. little to do with the party But typically what happens but are there purely to is trying to locate those help individuals in their people when it comes nomination races. to election is almost “What happens impossible. By the next year occasionally is someone none of them are signed up innocently gets caught in at all. the crossfire.” “In the past, this has He cited longtime happened, you’ll spend BCA councillor Celeste hours phoning that list of Redman as one example people for volunteers who of an incumbent who lost will say, ‘Who are you?’ ”
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CHOICEquotes Patrick Smith, political science professor Some of them may not even know they have their names signed up.
While the mass sign-up conundrum is pretty pervasive in politics, in some ways for the BCA it’s the result of its success. After all, it’s managed a pretty impressive feat, sweeping all civic seats in the last two elections. “People are very anxious to be involved in a party that’s having success,” Corrigan said. “They figure if I’m attached to that party I have a much better chance of being elected. And if what I have to do is I have to sign up 500 people to do that, that’s where I’ll put my effort in.” Meanwhile, incumbents are put at a disadvantage as they’re busy doing the work of councillors and school trustees and don’t have the time to sign up hundreds of supporters. The mechanics of local politics is changing
significantly, Corrigan said. The issue of mass signups has been dealt with differently elsewhere. In Surrey, Mayor Dianne Watts’ Surrey First party is a party in name only. Corrigan explained that Watts acts as its president, its directors are its elected councillors, and together they simply choose who its candidates will be. Vision Vancouver has used a model similar to BCA’s new one, in which incumbents are protected. Patrick Smith, Simon Fraser University political science professor, said parties protecting incumbents is “not entirely uncommon.” But there are pitfalls, including potentially locking them in to certain candidates and preventing renewal of its slates by bringing in new people.
On the other hand, Smith agreed that mass sign-ups tend to involve a “goodly number” of people with no attachment to a particular party, “some of them may not even know they have their names signed up.” As an example of when not protecting incumbents can backfire, Smith cited former longtime Vancouver mayor Philip Owen, who lost his NonPartisan Association nomination heading into the 2002 election. His NPA successor, Jennifer Clarke, lost that election—“a lot of people thought it wasn’t fair etc.”—and the oncedominant party hasn’t recovered since. The BCA’s nomination meeting will be held Saturday, April 26 at 1 p.m. at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown. Larkin said the venue is simply a result of the election-season influx of new members. “We don’t know how many will show up.” twitter.com/WandaChow
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Branson Sanders, 20, was killed in Surrey and his charred body was found in Burnaby. His killers, Shakib Shakib and Brandon Nandan were sentenced to six years in jail on April 10.
“Please bro, I’m gonna bleed out.” The Crown presented cellphone records showing the two accused had planned the confrontation in the days prior to Sanders’ death in what appeared to be a drug-related dispute. All were involved in the drug trade. After the stabbing, the court heard, neither Shakib nor Nandan tried to help Sanders, and after his death, they removed the bloodied flooring in the house and repaired any damage to destroy any evidence of the killing. Sanders’ charred remains were found in
a Burnaby park in December 2011 by a passerby. In a victim impact statement, Sanders’ mother spoke of her “precious” only child and how his death had left her “forever inconsolable.” Nandan faced Sanders’ friends and family in court last month and apologized. Shakib submitted a letter to the judge. Hicks said he believed both were remorseful and showed good prospects for rehabilitation. Outside court, family and friends of Sanders expressed their dissatisfaction with the sentences. “We didn’t get what we wanted, by any stretch,” said Annie Storey, whose son was best buddies with Sanders. “But now it’s time to heal.” Shari Blanthorne, whose family lived for years in the same complex as Sanders, said the murder destroyed the community. “For them to be able to walk away from this at some point like it never happened just seems wrong,” she said. With one-to-one credit for time served, Nandan, who was free on bail until now, has about five-and-a-half years of his sentence remaining, while Shakib, who has been in custody, has about five years, three months remaining. A third man, who cannot be named because he was a young offender at the time of Sanders’ death, also pleaded guilty to obstructing justice in the case. His sentencing is scheduled for April 15, after the NewsLeader’s deadline.
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“The route has been changed four times,” he said. “We’re getting to them. We’re going to keep doing it.” Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan and some councillors also attended the rally. Corrigan said it’s important for local governments to speak up. “The more support you can get from local governments, that voice becomes louder and harder to ignore,” said Corrigan. “We’re not prepared to accept the potential of environmental disasters.” Corrigan said that’s just what would happen if the pipeline burst, or there was an accident at Kinder Morgan’s storage tank farm on the slopes of Burnaby Mountain. That facility is slated to have its capacity tripled. Corrigan said it’s “the worst place to have a tank farm.” But for Lucas Fleming and Andrew Burden, who are both 12 years old, the issue is more personal. They attend Confederation Park elementary school and fear the pipeline will run under the path they take to school. “It’ll run right were we live, learn and play,” said Fleming.
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The family and friends of a 20-year-old man who was killed in Surrey before his body was dumped and burned in Burnaby feel his killers have gotten away with murder. Brandon Nandan and Shakib Shakib were handed six-year jail sentences Thursday in Surrey Provincial Court after admitting last year to killing their acquaintance, Branson Sanders in 2011. “It’s kind of lenient, I think, for what really happened,” said Sanders’ mom, Hannele Sairanen. “I guess we can murder people and destroy the crime scene and it’s okay.” Nandan and Shakib, who are now both 21, were initially charged with murder, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter late last year. Both Crown and defence had recommended six-year sentences for the pair. In delivering his sentence Thursday in Surrey Provincial Court, Judge Michael Hicks called the killing a “senseless crime,” saying Sanders died under “the most fearful of circumstances.” He said no sentence he imposed could replace the loss Sanders’ family feels or fill the void his death left. During a sentencing hearing late last month, the court heard how Sanders was lured to Nandan’s home in Cloverdale and ambushed in the basement by Shakib, who stabbed him with a machete. A witness said he heard Sanders say
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Farmland fight sheds little light VICTORIA – Detailed debate on changes to the Agricultural Land Commission got underway in the legislature last week, while protesters played to urban voters outside. A couple of West Kootenay NDP supporters brought a basket of homegrown veggies down to help East Kootenay MLA Bill Bennett get through the winter on a 100-mile diet. A group of mostly UBC scientists wrote to Premier Christy Clark, embracing the popular assumption that the changes will automatically mean more exclusions of agricultural land, as well as expanded secondary uses in the Cariboo, Kootenay and North zones. This “jeopardizes species at risk, threatens many common species, and will impact many species prized for hunting,” they wrote. It makes me wonder if these university botanists and bird experts actually understand what farming is. You know, clearcutting a forest and planting largely monoculture crops? Using big machinery, creating drainage, applying fertilizers, controlling diseases, pests and wild animals? Not backyard gardening, real
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farming of the sort that has fed more people than in all of human history? Have they heard that the largest cause of deforestation in North America is farming? Do they imagine habitat loss from subdivisions sprawling across the Cariboo? Forests Minister Steve Thomson has been pinch-hitting for Fort St. John MLA Pat Pimm on the agriculture file as Pimm undergoes cancer treatment. Thomson took exception when NDP agriculture critic Nicolas Simons asked if he is aware people think the changes are to “neuter the chair of the Agricultural Land Commission.” Thomson, a former executive director of the Kelowna-based B.C. Agriculture Association, replied that the changes do not reduce the independence of the chair.
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Under further questioning from Simons, Thomson allowed that the current ALC chair, Richard Bullock, has provided no response to the government on the proposals. Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick was appointed Friday to replace Pimm as agriculture minister. But this ALC project is Bennett’s initiative, so I asked him about his changes to the appointment process. Bennett said the six regional panels, up to three people each, were set up by then-minister Stan Hagen in 2003 to provide local input. That worked well, he said, until Bullock came on the scene and began exercising his discretion not to appoint people recommended by cabinet. “The chair doesn’t like the regional panels,” Bennett told me. “It’s a pain in the ass for the chair to have to deal with 18 farmers from all over the province in making decisions. It would be six farmers, because only one person from the regional panel actually sits on the provincial commission. “He thinks that it’s unwieldy,
and he’d rather have the decision-making centralized in Burnaby. But we changed that. We decided as a duly elected government in 2003 that we wanted the regions to have a say on this stuff, so the intention of the legislation, we felt, was actually being defeated, because we hadn’t made it mandatory.” It will be mandatory soon, and Bullock’s days as commission chair appear to be numbered. “There’s no more discretion for any future chair to monkey with it,” Bennett added. One of Bennett’s key issues is denial of secondary residence construction to keep families on the land in the Interior. The legislation also introduces social and economic factors in weighing decisions in the North, Cariboo and Kootenay regions, where in most cases development pressure is an urban myth. The main ALC board will still have authority to revisit a local panel decision if the chair deems it inconsistent with the mandate to protect farmland. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press.
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Need to keep balance as neighbourhoods gentrified Re: Maywood families fear displacement (NewsLeader, April 4) Thank you for your timely article. I have been really sad to see my neighbourhood become gentrified. And my son may lose friends from his school who will be forced to move because of these new, unaffordable highrises that will consume all resources in this neighbourhood. They need to keep the balance, or this municipality will lose its character to only affluent, non child-friendly housing. Huma Ahmad Burnaby
SHORT-TERM PAIN FOR LONG-TERM GAIN Re: Kingsway/Imperial to get safety fix (NewsLeader, March 28) I’d like to offer some background to the planned improvements the city is making to the Kingsway/Imperial intersection. Many of us living, working and attending school in the area have experienced and witnessed the problems that exist currently here. While the “X configuration” is unusual, the repeated disregard of obvious signage by drivers has made this intersection a significant challenge. For example, drivers turn left illegally and disregard “yield to pedestrian” signage. Too often, we witness drivers ignoring the obvious signage and putting everyone at risk. We also see pedestrians “jayrunning” across six lanes on Kingsway rather than using the currently legal means of crossing—which requires using four crosswalks. There was a recent fatality, and there are frequent accidents. With road work comes inconvenience. But the short term pain will result in the long term gain of improved pedestrian and vehicle safety, and the decreased disruption of business and traffic flow past accidents have caused. Diane Gillis President Kingsway Imperial Neighbourhood Ass’n- KINA
UKRAINE INDEPENDENCE A FAILED EXPERIMENT Re: Crisis in Crimea not as simple as we think (Letters, NewsLeader, April 4) Victor Finberg presented some valid points about the strategic, military, and historical significance of Sevastopol and Crimea to Russia. But as a native of Crimea who has lived in Burnaby for 20 years, I want to address the reasons why Crimeans voted to rejoin Russia. 1. The frightening rise of neo-Nazism in Ukraine. The most visible achievement of Ukrainian independence has been a political atmosphere that breeds extremist nationalists and thugs. They hold huge torchlit marches with black flags bearing neo-Nazi insignia, through many Western Ukrainian cities. Monuments honouring Ukrainian SS troops in World War II are now a common, shocking sight. In fact, Ukraine is the only modern European nation that has allowed neoNazism to grow out of control. Now it’s a scary reality in many parts of post-Soviet Ukraine. The famous phrase by a leader of the Right Sector, now set to form the National Guard, that “Crimea will be Ukrainian or empty”, is typical. At the same time the majority of Ukrainians prefer to speak Russian, even the infamous ex-convict Yulia Tymoshenko, a pro-Western candidate, now running for president. 2. The horrible economic state of Ukraine, which has been deteriorating since independence in 1991. A logical consequence has been a constant outflow of professionals in all fields of industry and science. But also unskilled workers, mainly to Russia, Europe and North America. Currently, there are at least three million Ukrainians working in Russia and sending money to their families at home. My Crimea was an underinvested and neglected region with crumbling infrastructure. It served only as a cash-cow and a sunny vacation destination for a long line of corrupt rulers in Kiev.
It had been a place of hopelessness for 23 years until the events at Maidan last February gave Crimeans a glimmer of hope. 3. The expansion of NATO into Eastern Europe despite many assurances to Russia it would never happen is a major strategic miscalculation. Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Belarus—the Kremlin will never tolerate these buffer territories joining NATO. 4. Finally, despite disinformation about alleged violations in March 16 referendum to rejoin Russia, 135 international observers issued a declaration stating no violations had occurred. I am sure Canadians will be surprised to hear this fact ignored by our national media. Crimeans lined up outside the polls for hours for a unique chance to escape the failed experiment of Ukrainian independence. Gloria Karadeniz Burnaby
KEEP AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN NEW GROWTH I read with interest the NewsLeader’s Brentwood Pulse and Edmonds Pulse, about the recent wave of development that is occurring in those two neighbourhoods. I’m pleased to see city council and developers working hard to ensure there remains a wide variety of housing stock to be created under the new design plans. Burnaby’s population is expected to grow rapidly over the next few decades, and it is important to ensure housing is available for the new families that want to move into the bestrun city in Canada. More important, though, is to ensure the people who want to live here and work in Burnaby can afford it. With recent moves by Ottawa to end their contracts with co-op housing projects across the city and increasing housing prices in general, there needs to be movement towards creating additional affordable housing stock. Trevor Ritchie Burnaby
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Here’s How it Works: Residents are invited to host their own garage sales to take place on Saturday May 31st and register with the City. Once registered, The City will promote participating garage sales on City webpages, at Civic Facilities and in the local newspapers. It’s that easy! Register online at www.burnaby.ca/garagesale or pick up a registration form at Burnaby City Hall in the Engineering Department. (4th Floor - 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby)
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Design for a nursery or child’s room has come a long way since blue for boys and pink for girls.
Decor for the younger set By Kerry Vital If you’re interior designinclined, one of the fun parts of raising a child can be decorating their room, whether it’s designing their nursery or re-decorating a room to suit an older kid who has outgrown their babyish tastes. However, if trendy home decor isn’t high on your priority list, it can be hard to know where to start. “You want timeless pieces that can grow with the child,”
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Reviving the 70s with the help of Best Builders Best Builders worked with Sarah Gallop Design Inc. to create a modernized home while still keeping the 70s style the owner wanted. By Kerry Vital Old is new again with Best Builders’ 70s-style project that has more than a touch of retro flair. In partnership with Sarah Gallop Design Inc., Best Builders was able to give the homeowners exactly what they were looking for while sticking to budget and bringing everything in on time. “The homeowner had a specific style in mind,” says Best
Builders owner Todd Best. “It really turned out amazing.” Best notes that the original home was very closed off, with individual rooms instead of open space. He and his team opened up the entire main floor to make it more useable for the entire family. “Now, there’s nowhere in the house that you can’t hear ‘time for dinner!’” Best says. “It’s a complete transformation.” The outdoor space is one of the most spectacular things about the new home, and Best is very proud of it. “The outdoor turf soccer field is built to the same specifications as the (Vancouver) Whitecaps field,” he says. That field can also be turned into a volleyball court by folding away the nets. There is also an outdoor fire pit and new tiered sun deck, among other features. “You never have to leave the house,” says Best, adding that
the homeowner’s children come home with their friends every day and spend hours playing outside. Of course, that’s only when their parents aren’t using it themselves. There is now 2,100 square feet of outdoor living space for the family to enjoy. “We were constantly working with the homeowners,” says Best. “Our guys would be talking to them and giving them new ideas all the time.” Other outdoor additions included new fencing, a new gate and a trellis. The homeowners wanted to keep the 1970s look of the exterior, so Best and his team removed the old cladding, planed it and re-installed it. The aim was to respect the existing
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added, including shoe storage in an entry pony wall for extra convenience and flat crown cabinetry that utilizes contrasting white and dark finishes. The master bedroom was moved downstairs and a spa-like ensuite was added, and the kitchen was moved from the centre of the home to the rear wall to create a great room-kitchen combination. A live edge wood bar top is included on the kitchen island for an extra touch of vintage style. The redesigned family room is now the favoured place for the whole family to spend time together, whether it’s doing homework or watching a movie by the fire. “Family comes first to the homeowner,” says Best. “It’s been a very well-received project.” The home has been named a finalist in three categories at the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association Ovation Awards, for Best Kitchen and Greatroom Renovation, Best Renovation: $300,000 to $499,999 and Best Outdoor Living Space: New or Renovated. The winners will be named on April 26. “We have a very strong team,” says Best. “We guarantee quality and take great pride in our finishing.”
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GVHBA names Ovation Award finalists By Kerry Vital The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association recently announced the finalists for this year’s Ovation Awards, and excitement is building for the gala awards ceremony on April 26 in downtown Vancouver. “Homeowners in Metro Vancouver demand the very best when it comes to the design and construction of their homes,” says GVHBA CEO Bob de Wit. “Vancouver is a leading-edge city and the design and construction of our homes reflects this. We are proud to be working with world-class builders, designers and renovators.” The awards honour excellence in design and construction of new singlefamily and multi-family homes, as well as the renovation of existing residences. Winners are chosen by a panel of judges. Among the multiple-category finalists this year are Talisman Homes, for Best Single-Family Detached Home: Less than 2,000 Square Feet, Best Single-Family Detached Home: 2,000 Square Feet and Over and Excellence in Innovation and Sustainability in New Residential Construction, and Wesgroup Properties for Best Single-Family Detached Home: 2,000 Square Feet and Over, Best Single Family Residential Community, Best Townhouse/Rowhome Community: Less than 1,500 Square Feet, Best Interior Design Display Suite: Single Family or Townhouse Community and Best Interior Design Display Suite: Condominium. Portrait Homes has also been named a finalist in several categories, including Single-Family Builder of the Year, Best Single-Family Detached Home: Less than 2,000 Square Feet, and Best Single-Family Residential Community. Shakespeare Homes is a finalist for
Best Kitchen Renovation – Under $50,000, Best Addition Renovation, Best Renovation: $500,000 to $799,999, Best Renovation: $800,000 and Over and Renovator of the Year: Large Volume. Maison d’être design-build inc. is a finalist in seven categories, including Best Renovated Room, Best Special Feature: New or Renovated, and Renovator of the Year: Small Volume. “We are pleased and excited by the recognition,” says president Rob Capar. “Our clients love the finished products.
They’re strong supporters of maison d’etre.” Other renovators named as finalists in multiple categories include Best Builders, Sarah Gallop Design Inc., reVISION Custom Home Renovations Inc. and Tavan Developments Ltd. This year’s presenting sponsor is FortisBC. Other sponsors include Black Press and the Homeowner Protection Office, Branch of BC Housing. For a full list of finalists, visit www. ovationawards.ca.
The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association has named the finalists for this year’s Ovation Awards. Portrait Homes’ Hampstead, above, is one of several builders named a finalist in multiple categories, as is Shakespeare Homes, whose projects include Mountain Highway, top. Martin Knowles photo left, Shakespeare Homes photo top, Portrai Homes photo above
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Homeowners get peace of mind when hiring a RenoMark professional By Kerry Vital Renovations make up a huge part of the residential construction industry, and billions are spent every year by Canadian homeowners looking to improve upon their homes. But how can you make sure that you’re hiring a reputable person to renovate your home? The RenoMark program, developed by the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association, gives homeowners the ability to find a reliable, professional renovator easily. “The RenoMark designation assures consumers that the renovator they are dealing with has completed industry-leading education requirements and are part of a professional network apprised of the latest technologies and designs,” says GVHBA CEO Bob de Wit. “As well, all RenoMark holders have committed themselves to a code of business ethics and offer warranties on the work they do, offering peace of mind to home-owners that RenoMark professionals stand behind the work they do.” A RenoMark renovator must abide by several rules, including being a member in good standing of the GVHBA, provide a detailed written contract for all jobs they undertake, carry a minimum of $2 million liability insurance and maintain a safe and organized work site, among others. While it may be tempting to hire someone under the table, this can have huge repercussions if something goes wrong with the renovation, whether that’s someone getting hurt or a job not being completed on time. Hiring a renovator with the RenoMark designation means that you
don’t have to worry about some of the typical stresses that come with renovating your home. You can also be assured that your renovator is up-to-date with all the latest trends, materials and regulations, which protects both you and the renovator. An added bonus of having a professional renovator with the RenoMark certification is that it can increase your resale value down the road. Having a professionally done job means that the work will stand the test of time and will look great. Research done by RE/MAX shows that the top projects undertaken by homeowners every year include kitchens, bathrooms, flooring, replacing windows or doors, replacing or upgrading the roof and adding a fireplace. Even if you don’t plan to sell your home, having the peace of mind to be able to enjoy your new renovation without having to worry about corners being cut and regulations being ignored is well worth it. The RenoMark Renovator’s Guide lays out a list of steps that homeowners need to take before beginning a renovation. The first is to carefully plan your project, including researching what Bob de Wit is required for it, from permits to the trades involved. You also need to consider whether you need to move out of your home during the process, and how long the renovation will take from beginning to end. The second step is to hire your renovator, and ask about his or her experience with projects that are similar to the one you want. The third step the guide recommends is to get a written contract with the renovator in order to protect both yourself and the renovator. It should lay out the cost, materials, time, scope of the work and any instructions you have for the people working on the house. For example, if you require everything to be cleaned up by the end of each day, or want a specific room to be protected during construction, make sure it is in writing. The fourth step is to check on the progress during your renovation. It is very important to keep in regular contact with the people working on your house. This leads into the fifth recommendation, discuss your project. If you notice something that you want changed or you have any questions, don’t hesitate to talk to your renovator and make sure you’re both on the same page. Make sure any changes that you make during your discussions are put in writing. For more information about the program and to find a RenoMark contractor, visit www.renomark.ca/greatervancouverarea.
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Installing a gazebo will extend your living space outdoors and allow you to spend more time outside, even when the weather is less than optimal. Photos submitted by Alfresco Backyard Lifestyles
By Kerry Vital Backyard living can be easy with a gazebo that fits your style and space. Not only will it provide shelter, it can also add a touch of style to your yard. “A gazebo really does add to your life,” says Donna Lillejord of Alfresco Backyard Lifestyles. “You can use your yard all year round.” A gazebo can be called by many names, including pergola or pavilion, but it’s generally recognized as being a structure with a roof that is open on all sides used to give you protection from the elements. While Lillejord says that there’s always a solution for any type of situation when it comes to installing a gazebo, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. “How much space do you have?” she asks. “You don’t want to canopy your entire backyard.”
She also tells homeowners to look at what the ground below the gazebo is made of. “You want to make sure the structure is solid,” she says. “If it’s concrete, for example, you can drill down into it like a fence and anchor it there. You want it bolted to something secure.” Lillejord also recommends thinking about what your personal style is. “From a beauty point of view, you want to make sure it matches your house and complements your yard,” she says. As in many home renovations, you get what you pay for when it comes to gazebos. “Hollow aluminum tends to crack or dent,” says Lillejord. “The more solid it is, the better it will look later. You want it to have longevity; it’s a more permanent structure.” Another thing to keep in mind is the wind velocity in your
backyard, says Lillejord. While it may not be one of the first things you think of when building a gazebo, it can make a big difference when it comes to how secure a structure is. To enhance your backyard living experience and continue spending time outdoors in the cooler months, Lillejord suggests installing a fire pit in the gazebo. “It’s like adding another room to your house,” she says. “You basically extend your house on a lower budget basis. It dramatically adds to the amount of time you can spend outdoors.” Gazebos are available in a range of styles, from Caribbean-style tiki huts to dramatic Whistlerstyle timber-frames. If you’re not adept at construction, prepackaged kits can often be purchased that will have everything you need.
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Starting anew with a fresh coat of paint for 2014 By Kerry Vital Paint is one of the easiest ways to freshen up your space, and can make for some endlessly creative possibilities. A new coat of paint will go a long way towards transforming your home. “The spectrum of colours for the coming year continues to reflect people’s desire to disconnect from today’s complex world and return to the beauty of nature and art,” says Mylene Gevry, brand director for Sico paint. Continuing that natural trend, yellow is expected to be this year’s hottest colour. This year’s “stand out colour can best be described as a butter cream yellow, a warm pastel shade that has a fullness to it, but is still light enough to act as a neutral,” says Alison Goldman, brand manager for CIL paint. CIL has released a new colour called Creamy this year, which takes all of those descriptors into account. “It’s a soft buttery colour that emits a feeling of calm, tranquility and renewal,” says Goldman. CIL recommends pairing it with citrus colours for a pop of spring in the home. “Overall, the 2014 colour palette demonstrates our growing desire for life balance,” says Gevry. “As a result, we will see increased use of rich colour combinations, innovative patterns and distinct lines throughout the year.” “People are starting to let out their collective breath and are ready for new beginnings, which is translating into a movement towards fresh and creative colours,” says Martin Tustin-Fuchs, brand manager for Dulux paint. “As a result, we’ll see novel shades and unexpected combinations of colours in the year ahead in
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all areas of home decor.” He sees vibrant colours and new energy arriving in home decor. “Reds are more tangy, oranges are more expressive, greens are more jewelled and blues are more tropical,” says Tustin-Fuchs. Popular reds are expected to include vibrant reds with orange undertones, while oranges are moving towards terra-cotta and spice hues, according to Dulux. Blue itself will tend towards the ocean colours, and green will build off emerald and
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“ from page.1 page. 9 says Jacqueline De’Ath, owner and designer at Homeworks Etc. Designs, noting the example of a changing table that converts to a dresser once the child is no longer in diapers. Many cribs will convert into a toddler bed, and a well-chosen room theme can continue to be appropriate for many years. “I see a lot of repurposing furniture,” says De’Ath. “You can take an end table and make it into a nightstand. Paint it a bright colour to add a pop to the room.” Textiles such as sheets and pillows are another way to add interest to a room. Prints
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The Canada Revenue Agency says the social insurance numbers of 900 taxpayers were stolen last week by someone using the Heartbleed encryption vulnerability before the taxation agency shut down public access to its online services. It happened over a six-hour period by someone exploiting the vulnerability in many supposedly secure websites that used an open-source encryption system. The CRA said it will send registered letters to affected taxpayers and will not be emailing them because it doesn’t want fraudsters to use phishing schemes to further exploit the privacy breach. “I want to express regret to Canadians for this service interruption,” CRA commissioner Andrew Treusch said.
“I share the concern and dismay of those individuals whose privacy has been impacted by this malicious act.” Other personal data and possibly businesses’ information may also have been lost. “We are currently going through the painstaking process of analyzing other fragments of data, some that may relate to businesses, that were also removed,” Treusch said. Taxpayers whose data was compromised will get bolstered CRA account protection and free access to credit protection services. Canada’s Privacy Commissioner is also investigating. Online services, including the E-file and Netfile online income tax portals, were patched and re-launched Sunday after what the CRA called a vigourous test to ensure they are safe and secure. The CRA cut off access to those services April 8 as word spread
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Alzner out of sorts after missing playoffs for Caps It will be a strange spring for Karl Alzner. makers that sometimes we all try to be difference For the first time in a decade, the Burnaby puck makers instead of chipping away at it together.” product will not be involved in the playoffs. But Like Alzner, centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins that doesn’t mean his hockey-playing days are played for the Burnaby Winter Club. But unlike over this season. Alzner, he’s leaning toward not playing for If the Washington Capitals defenceman Canada, although he has received an invite. is asked to play He told reporters in for Canada at the Edmonton he thinks he world senior men’s might be better off to Karl Alzner, Washington Capitals championship in rest his shoulder which Every year, even if I have more responsibility or Belarus he’s willing to was surgically repaired less, I’m always thinking if I could do more. go. last summer. Since he joined the Calgary Hitmen of the Nugent-Hopkins, who turned 21 on Saturday, Western Hockey League a decade ago, the stayhad 19 goals and 56 points in 80 games to finish at-home blueliner has always made the playoffs. fourth in Oilers scoring. He said he believes he could That includes winning two American Hockey have personally been more productive and will work League championships with the Hershey Bears hard over the summer to improve for next season. and the last three NHL post-seasons. The Ottawa Senators season may be over but But this year the Caps don’t get to go to the former Burnaby Express star Kyle Turris isn’t post-season party. putting away his hockey sticks just yet. “It wasn’t something I was expecting at all,” Turris has accepted an invitation to play for Alzner told reporters during an exit scrum Canada at the world senior men’s championship following the NHL season. “I didn’t think it was in Belarus next month. trending in that direction.” The 2013-14 season was the best he’s had in the Although asked to participate in last summer’s NHL scoring 26 goals and 58 points. That put Olympic preparation camp, Alzner said he hadn’t him third on the team in scoring. He was also a heard about being invited to play at the senior plus-22, which was 10 better than anyone else on championships but was prepared to go. the team. Alzner played all 82 games this season scoring When asked if he was looking to set a goal of twice with 14 assists. Playing on the team’s top 30 goals this year, Turris told a scrum of reporters shutdown pair, Alzner was a minus-7 for the Monday, “I’m always trying to improve. Thirty season. goals or 27. If it’s 20 and we make the playoffs I’m 23302 Docket: 115 Thorncliffe Park Drive Toronto - JWT “Every year, evenOntario if I have more responsibility really happy with that. Whatever we need that’s Client: 247 M4H 1M1 Participation Ads Job Name: or less, I’m always thinking if I could do more,” what I’ll try to do ... I’m just trying to chip in Tel 416•696•2853 Production Contact: Lara Vanderheide said Alzner. “I break it all down. We didn’t make whether it’s goals or points or just playing strong the playoffs, I didn’t help the team enough for both ways. It’s something I obviously didn’t do us make the playoffs. You’ve got to ask yourself B:5.8125” enough of this year and it’s something I’m going questions too and don’t let it happen again. to work on this summer and work on next year as T:5.8125” “We have so many guys that can be difference S:5.8125” well.”
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Renovated, spacious & bright 2 & 3 Bdrm units. Small pets ok. From $1050, incl heat & HW. Near Highgate.
604-540-2028 or 778-552-5325 Burnaby NELSON PLACE TOWNHOMES 2701 – 2755 Bainbridge Ave.
6630 Telford Ave.
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. CALL 778-994-2334 TO VIEW! Move in TODAY!
778-788-1867 Welcome Home ! 1 Bedrooms available near Lougheed Mall and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Refs required.
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CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 Chihuahua pups, playful, cuddly, family raised, vet check, 1st shots, avail now. $475. 604-794-5844 LAB PUPPIES. Chocolate, golden, black. 6 weeks. Ready. Mission area. $600. Norm 604-814-0706
POWER WASHING since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627
LAB X PUPS, very eager, ready to go. $500. Call/text 604-845-3972 Chwk.
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
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Bright large 1br for rent fully reno, available immediately very clean quite building.
LOOKING FOR A SPECIFIC CANDIDATE FOR AN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY WITHIN YOUR COMPANY?
SW8, 5ft. x 8ft. Black w/ wood flr.
Bought brand new off lot. No accidents. Mint Cond. $3400obo. 604-488-9161 South Surrey
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20 Acres. $0 Down, Only $119/mo. Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Near El Paso, Texas. Beautiful Mountain Views! Money Back Guarantee. Call 866-8825263 Ext. 81 www.sunsetranches.net
Maple Ridge rancher, 2bdr +den, lg lot, 19’x15’ wrkshop 220V, new furnace, $415K. 604-944-8100.
3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour
Bright lg fully renod 1 bdrm in downtown Vancouver. Available Immediately!
(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
LANGLEY SxS Duplex plus 1/2 acre lot, reno’d, Rent $2300/mo. Asking $499K. 604-807-6565.
100% Heating & Plumbing
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
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LINDEN GLEN APTS
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
LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE
MOVE IN TODAY!!!
BURNABY/NEW WEST PAINTERS Insured/WCB/Free Estimates Ronaldo, 778-881-6478
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
From 1, 3, 5, 7 & 10 Ton Trucks Licensed ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free Estimate/Senior Discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
CLEAN SPACIOUS SUITES Fully Renod 1 & 2 Bd Suites Centrally Located, 5 min walk to Metrotown Mall. On-site caretaker. Extra lg patios.
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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.
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329 PAINTING & DECORATING
BURNABY, 1 bdrm g/l ste, sep ent, suit mature person(s), sh ldry. NS/NP. $750 incl util 604-430-5250
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.
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.
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MOVING & STORAGE
604.540-2028 or 778.714-7815
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ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020
748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION
NEW WESTMINSTER: room avail, top floor of house with great view. Share bthrm & kitchen. N/S. Avail May 1st. $550/mo. (604)780-0048.
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 FLEETWOOD WASTE Bin Rentals 10-30 Yards. Call Ken at 604-294-1393
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$597000 / 2br - 1180ft² Gorgeous Ocean view condo 704-1473 Johnston Road White Rock Unsurpassed finishing’s in this chic West coast architecturally Bosa designed condo. A view that will take your breath away. Motivated sellers. Will consider trade.Call today for your private viewing Jody Blizard Homelife Benchmark Realty,604-3569811
Brad’s Bin Service 604.220.5865
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RENT TO OWN
MISC. FOR SALE
STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca.
HOME REPAIRS If I can’t do it It can’t be done
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
KILL ROACHES! Buy Harris Roach Tablets. Eliminate Bugs - Guaranteed. No Mess, Odorless, Long Lasting. Available online only @ Ace Hardware & The Home Depot
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MUST LOVE DOGS!!! Fostering and adoption needed for medium - large dogs. Bring a loved one home today! Call 604.583.4237 http://homeatlastdogrescuebc.ca
Gutter & Roof Cleaning since 1982. WCB/Liability insurance. Call Simon for prompt service. 604-230-0627
GREENWORKS Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls. Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Concrete cutting, Jack hammering, old swimming pools filled in & decks. 778-710-2185
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
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283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
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Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222
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Warehouse Supervisor Required F/T for 18 WHEELS LOGISTICS COMPANY 7185 11TH Avenue, Burnaby, BC $22.00/hr Co-ordinate, assign and review the work of employees engaged in shipping, receiving, storing, distributing and maintaining inventories of materials. Scheduling transportation crews and routes. Plan, organize and oversee operational logistics. Establish work schedules and procedures. Two years of relevant experience. Contact: Michael Email: email@example.com
.Flagpersons & Lane Closure Techs required. Must have reliable vehicle. Must be certified & experienced. Union wages & benefits. Fax resume 604-513-3661 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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6985 Walker Ave
HOMES FOR RENT
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A24 NewsLeader Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Organic Bag Carrots
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*Reg Price $1.19/bunch
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Royal City Centre
Marine Way Market
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116 - 610 6th Street Across from Shoppers 604.520.9923
200-7515 Market Crossing Burnaby, Beside PriceSmart
206 - 9855 Austin Rd Beside Purdy’s 604.420.0788
OPEN same as mall hours
604.432.6199 OPEN 9 am to 8 pm
OPEN same as mall hours
Check our website for Easter hours!