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The Hyacks mauled the Mountain Lions on the soccer pitch. See Page A21
NWSS parents pleased programs will stay Grant Granger
Parents and students at Hume Park school were planning to build a community garden to symbolize its future growth. But with the New Westminster shcool district considering closing the school’s regular classes, Crystal Smith, the president of the parents advisory council, and her children Kyson and Aayla are wondering whether the effort is worth it.
Final bell could toll for Hume Park Mario Bartel
Crystal Smith hoped to plant a community garden at Hume Park school to symbolize its future growth. With the little school’s future in doubt, the garden plans have wilted even before a shovel had a chance to pierce the soil. It’s not the first time Hume Park has faced closure. But, fears Smith, this could be the last. New West school district faces a $2.69-million budget shortfall and superintendent John Gaiptman says
“everything is on the table.” Smith’s daughter, Aayla, is in That includes shutting the doors Grade Two at Hume Park. Her to regular classes at Hume Park for son, Kyson, is set to go there in good. The district’s September. Homelearners’ But none of that program, also is certain now that based at the school, Crystal Smith, Hume PAC the school district wouldn’t be affected. We wanted to build a garden has initiated a to show we’re alive, we can The school district thrive. 45-day consultation moved that program process to decide to the school to take advantage of whether to shut the school. surplus space. Ironically, one of Smith said parents haven’t been the regular classrooms is now in given enough time to implement a portable. There are 23 students their plan to attract more students. attending the school this year, and The community garden was meant fewer are forecast for next year. to be the launch of their plan.
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“We wanted to build a garden so we can show we’re alive, we can thrive” said Smith, the president of the school’s parents advisory council. “Everyone was so optimistic.” In 2012 the school district opted to keep the school open, but gave parents five years to help turn the declining enrolment trend around. But, said Smith, the small group of parents expended so much energy trying to save the school, they’re just getting started on recruitment. Please see HUME, A3
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New Westminster secondary parents were relieved to hear all of the school’s current programs will be around next year, but it might cost them a bit more. NWSS parent advisory council chair Stephen Bruyneel said it was “fabulous” for parents to get the news last Thursday when they met with district CEO John Gaiptman and principal Phil Cookson. However, to make it happen, the school will ask parents to help transport students to athletic games instead of paying for taxis, and pay increased fees. “The good thing is Phil made the commitment and John made the commitment [on a] framework for the future, so not just next year. We’re hopeful we won’t have to fight this battle next year or the year after that,” said Bruyneel. He said he was stunned to find out the district paid $100,000 to drive students to games. “I could never understand why we took taxis,” said Bruyneel.
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LET’S TALK BRAIN HEALTH New Westminster Parks, Culture and Recreation is offering two FREE informative sessions related to brain health. Boost your brain the natural way Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Centennial Community Centre, 65 East 6th Avenue Students from the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine will discuss the positive effects that certain nutrients and supplements can have on your neurological health, as well as the benefits small amounts of non-strenuous activity can have on your brain. Come join us for this fun interactive 45 minute presentation, with 15 minutes for questions and answers at the end. Call 604-777-5100 to register. Heads up: An introduction to brain health Tuesday, April 29, 2014 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Century House, 620 Eighth St.
Anvil Centre & Office Tower Update The new Anvil Centre and office tower project is underway downtown at the corner of 8th & Columbia and is scheduled for completion in 2014. This exciting project is being partially-funded through a Development Assistance Compensation (DAC) agreement between the Province of British Columbia, BC Lottery Corporation, Starlight Casino and the City of New Westminster. The new iconic facility will serve the community, stimulate tourism and spur economic development through its many amenities including a 350 seat theatre, conference and meeting facilities, multi-purpose rooms, art studios, museums and tourist information centre. The nine storey office tower will deliver 139,000 square feet of class A LEED Gold office space into the downtown, directly across the street from SkyTrain. For more information visit www.anvilcentre.ca
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On the second floor art panels, members of the Century House Painters are showing a sample of their work. Using a variety of styles and media including acrylic, watercolour and oil, the group of painters presents landscapes, florals and portraits. On the Ramp, New Westminster poet laureate Candice James is displaying the diversity of her talents with a show of her art. Her paintings in acrylic provide an impressionistic interpretation of the landscape in varying shades of blue, mauve, pink and grey. The art can be viewed at any time during the Library’s open hours. New Westminster Public Library is located at 716 6th Avenue; 604-527-4660; www.nwpl.ca
LIBRARY BOOK SALE Discover new treasures at the New Westminster Public Library’s ongoing book sale. Discarded books and gift books that aren’t needed in the library are sold for bargain prices ranging from 25 cents to $2.00. Special books have special prices. In addition to a wide selection of paperbacks, every two weeks a different topic is featured. Upcoming features are Travel, April 14 - 23, and Biography, April 24 - May 4. All proceeds go toward special projects for the benefit of library users. The Library also sells an environmentally friendly, reusable bag to carry your purchases home in. The New Westminster Public Library is at 716 6th Ave; 604-527-4660; www.nwpl.ca
2014 WATER MAIN FLUSHING PROGRAM The City of New Westminster Water Branch commenced the annual program of flushing water mains on Monday, March 17, 2014, for a period of approximately twelve weeks. This procedure will cause pressure fluctuations, some discolouration and sediment in the water reaching your home or business. These conditions should be of short duration and will not pose a health hazard. If your water appears discoloured, run a cold water tap until the water clears. City staff will try to minimize any inconvenience. Locations of water main flushing activity are updated daily on the City’s website at www.newwestcity.ca/watermainflushing For more information, please contact Engineering Operations at 604-526-4691.
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Kart races will show off Downtown Mario Bartel
It may not have the glitz and power of the Molson Indy that used to roar through the streets of Vancouver. But it also won’t have the noise. And that’s what Maddison McKitrick, of the Downtown BIA, hopes will soothe residents and attract racing fans from around Metro Vancouver when the G-Zero electric go-karts launches its championship racing series in New West on June 28 and 29. Organizers of the series were at Network Hub in the River Market last Thursday to show off one of their unique karts and show off their eco-friendly style of racing. Casey Obalek, manager of teams and marketing for G-Zero, said the karts’ electric engines can generate 35 horsepower. That’s enough to send the lightweight 260-lb open wheel racers humming down the straight on Columbia Street at up to 105 km/h. The low ground clearance and lack of suspension will also make the Downtown’s hills a challenge for the 40 teams expected on race weekend, said Obalek. “It’s all about the drivers,” said Obalek. The course will climb Mackenzie Street,
Casey Obalek is getting ready to race electric go-karts through the streets of Downtown New West at the end of June.
turn left on Clarkson, then down to Begbie before plummeting down to Columbia with a final hairpin right at Eighth Street. McKitrick hopes those hills and Downtown’s historic and new architecture will entice race fans to return and visit the city on its own merits. The race may even attract new events.
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They had an information table at last summer’s Sapperton Day festival and had gathered items from local merchants for a planned silent auction to help fund the community garden. “We weren’t even given a year to set out to do what we wanted to do,” said Smith. And she says she was optimistic a turnaround was possible. Instead of a nearly empty school with only two classes of students covering six grades, Smith sees valuable space that will allow the
school to grow when new development like nearby Sapperton Green brings new residents. “Every other school seems to have packed classrooms, but we have room to grow,” said Smith. New West Mayor Wayne Wright expressed a similar sentiment at a recent council meeting. “If they put the amount of people in Sapperton Green we’re expecting, then we’re going to need that little piece of property and the school,” said Wright. “The population base is growing. We have to be prepared.”
Smith said the school offers kids a unique experience. “It’s harmonious,” said Smith. “That’s crucial to parents who are worried about bullying and overcrowded classrooms.” Gaiptman cited the educational challenges of teaching six grades to two classrooms’ worth of students as one reason to close the school. “I don’t even know how we can save it,” said Smith. “I’ve no wind in my sails. It breaks my heart.”
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“Downtown New West can be a venue for a lot of different things,” said McKitrick. Some ideas, she said, could include obstacle course runs, or a colour run where runners are bombed with brightly coloured powders. Even a walk-in outdoor theatre event could join established events like the annual Show
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“I don’t think [parents transporting students to games is] unreasonable. I’m not sure how we got in the taxi situation in the first place.” The district will continue to pay for game officials and for school teams to register for league play. Gaiptman said the district was able to find ways to keep programs by being more efficient and slightly increasing the student-teacher ratio. “It was never a question about reducing the programs. There is no savings in just reducing programs. It is timetabling more efficiently,” said Gaiptman.
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Although the International Baccalaureate program is expensive it is part of the culture at NWSS, said Gaiptman. But the district will be boosting the fees for IB to reduce the costs. The district will bump up the amount it contributes to NWSS’s operating budget by almost $340,000. That’s a big increase over last year’s $65,000 but still a far cry from the $800,000 it used to get annually. “That doesn’t quite get them where they [were] a couple of years ago, but it does get them all the programs that will run,” said Gaiptman. The district is in the midst of balancing its budget for
2014-15. It was supposed to begin paying back an accumulated deficit of about $5 million then, but the Ministry of Education has thrown New West a lifeline by postponing it until 2015-16. Gaiptman said 2014-15 is not only about making the bottom line even out, but also making the efficiencies stable in the following years so its programs are sustainable. Budget discussions will continue with a public meeting at NWSS Library today (Wednesday, April 16) at 7 p.m. It will be discussed again at a board meeting in the library Tuesday, April 22 with a final decision coming when the board meets at City Hall April 29.
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and Shine and the StrEAT food truck festival. “We’ve got so many cool areas,” she said. McKitrick said the city’s changing demographic with younger families and professionals discovering New West makes the time right to diversify events Downtown. Obalek expects up to 10,000 people to take in the races, which will run in 15-minute heats through Saturday and Sunday. That’s a lot of potential customers for Downtown businesses, said McKitrick, who will be working with them to capitalize on the opportunity. “We encourage businesses to stay open, be inviting and welcoming,” said McKitrick. “Even if someone goes into your store just to cool off, it opens their eyes to what we have Downtown.” To complete the mini-Indy vibe, Obalek said they’ll set up special areas for children and VIPs. And the pits will be open so spectators can learn about the electric kart technology and meet the drivers, who range in age from 16-70. Admission will be free, as the series is supported by sponsorships and drivers’ fees. “We’re excited about bringing something new to New West,” said Obalek.
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Uptown Live! aims for new summer date Festival to run in summer instead of after Hyack Parade in May
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floats finish. “If you don’t have to work around the Bart Slotman, president, UNWBA parade you can set It’s harder than it appears. It’s not just a matter of looking at a calendar and saying up the events the way that looks like a good day. they work best,” said Grant Granger Slotman. email@example.com to move into a July date a Although Hyack is no One reason Uptown Live! is couple of years earlier than longer involved, former Hyack on the move is better weather. anticipated,” said Slotman. executive director Douglas Whether it’s allowed to “Right now we’re scrambling a Smith is. change dates though is up to bit, but right now everything’s The UNWBA requested city council. looking good for that weekend.” proposals from event managers The Uptown New Slotman said declaring a new across the region. They received Westminster street party event date wasn’t as simple as taking three bids including one from debuted in 2012, piggybacking a Sharpie to a calendar white Smith’s Alliance West company. on the annual Hyack board. The association wanted “He had by far the best International Parade in May. to make sure it didn’t conflict proposal for us,” said Slotman, Organizers now hope to move with any other events in the city. who went to great lengths to it to Saturday, July 26 if council Or, for that matter, too many in stress that Smith was hired in an approves. the region. open process. Uptown New Westminster Uptown Live! needed to “He knows the event, he Business Association ensure it had enough stages, knows the players, which (UNWBA) president Bart tents and fences. doors to knock on. He had Slotman said the plan all along “Those events take up a lot of an advantage over other event was to move the street festival the available equipment in the organizers … We’re happy to the summer. city,” said Slotman. “It’s harder Douglas is back.” The soap opera-like events of than it appears. It’s not just a On top of the hope for better the last few months surrounding matter of looking at a calendar weather, Slotman believes the Hyack Festival Association and saying that looks like a there’s an economic benefit just sped up the switch. good day.” for Uptown in having separate And UNWBA needed to buy Another advantage to moving dates for the parade and street time to organize on its own. it to the summer is not having festival because they will attract “That just prompted us to scramble to set up as the crowds twice to the area.
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The old saying “charity begins at home” comes to mind with news that 31 seniors organizations in the Lower Mainland, currently funded by the United Way, are not having that funding renewed once current contracts expire. The United Way is quick to point out it’s customary for some of its grants not to be renewed, as part of ongoing reviews of resources and needs assessments, and that it’s actually doing more for seniors now, with the increasing ‘greying’ of our society, than ever before—even more than it does for children and families. The last United Way campaign raised $27 million, down around $1 million from the year before – part of a steady annual decline since a high-water mark of more than $30 million in 2009. The current contracts, set to expire this year or next, represent $1.6 million for the organizations. While each of the contracts likely represents valuable services for our growing seniors population, the fact is that, in the current economy, it’s getting harder for organizations like United Way to raise charitable donations. The organizations left out in the cold by the shortfall provide temporary shelter for homeless seniors and reach out to isolated seniors to help keep them active and independent. Services affected include help for unattached seniors who struggle to get by on single-pension incomes, and those with chronic illnesses, disabilities and mobility challenges. None of these people are those to whom glib “get a job” arguments can be applied. At some point we have to recognize there are those less fortunate than ourselves, and that human compassion is not a function of black-and-white profit-and-loss statements. It’s on the shoulders of all of us to give back to our elders – as we would hope to receive some help as we encounter frailties beyond our control. —Peace Arch News/Black Press
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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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TransLink governance gone off the rails Why do we have to have a Mayors Council and also a TransLink board? In the Seattle-Tacoma area Sound Transit plans, builds and operates express bus, light rail and commuter train services. It serves the urban areas of King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. Sound Transit is governed by an 18-member board made up of local elected politicians (three members from Snohomish County, 10 from King, four from Pierce) and the State Transportation Department secretary. “Members” means mayors or councillors and county executives. The board does all the necessary planning and financing of the transportation system. This is pretty much the same in many European cities where the transit authority consists of elected politicians from all the towns in a metropolitan area. One or several elected representatives of the region around the metropolis also participate. While mayors in Metro Vancouver may feel they already have a lot on their plate, some European mayors are, at the same time, an MP in the National Assembly and, in some cases, also a minister. One problem is that, unlike the Europeans, Japanese and Chinese politicians who are familiar with their city’s transit system and may still use it when they are a politician, this is not the case in B.C. But then I am also skeptical about the transit savvy of members of the current TransLink board. J-L Brussac Coquitlam
PLEASE SHOW US THE WAY About two or three times a month I travel on the South Fraser Perimeter Road (SFPR), which is a great improvement over the previous roads. But I would like to see better signage on the SFPR for some exits and entrances. Eastbound from Tsawwassen to New Westminster, it is easy to get confused at the exit,
as New Westminster is not indicated but you have to know to take Highway 91 north. More, larger signs would possibly prevent accidents as people missing turnoffs take chances such as sudden lane changes, or backing up on the highway, etc. Jacques Roy New Westminster
HAZY ON THE DETAILS Re: Smokers face tighter rules (NewsLeader, April 11) While this is great in theory no one will ever enforce this rule as you’ll still have to walk through a cloud of smoke to get into a door. Aiden Blake —online comment newwestnewsleader.com
OPEN MIC A GREAT SHOWCASE Re: Musician brings open mic to Uptown (NewsLeader, April 11) I attended the open mic at Blenz at Sixth and Sixth, and Jeff Neufeld had it set up for performing. We had the pleasure of hearing Jeff open up with his western/bluegrass style and his high energy playing/singing gets you in mood. I got to do three songs to perform and was well received. Followed by others with the wonderful variety of talent we have in New West. A safe environment to learn to perform in front of others. Thanks Jeff for getting it started. Lavana La Brey —online comments newwestnewsleader.com
TORIES WOULD RATHER YOU NOT VOTE Have you ever heard the expression “If you don’t vote, you deserve the government you get”? Well, heads up non-voters. You’re about to get more than you bargained for in a 242page bill misnamed the “Fair Elections Act”. You may not realize this, but the federal government benefits from you staying disinterested or disenchanted. So much so that the Harper Conservatives propose to keep
you there. Why? Well, it just might be because you represent a potential threat to their re-election. In the 2011 federal election about 10 million of you who didn’t vote. What do you think would happen if a large number of you decided to vote in the 2015 election? You could change the government, and my guess is that makes the current Conservative government a bit nervous. Arguably, non-voters are its worst nightmare. The proposal in question is a small but significant one among many others designed to make it harder to vote. They intend to forbid Elections Canada to make any effort to persuade voters to get out and vote. That means we will not get those reminders in the mail, nor will we see media ads about the importance of voting. The Conservatives say getting out the vote is the job of the political parties, not Elections Canada. Nonsense. The objective of political parties is to get their supporters to the polls in greater numbers than their opponents. Harangue non-voters to visit the polls without actually knowing how they intend to vote? I don’t think so. Given the penchant of this government to ram legislative change through with little debate, it will be difficult to stop them. Our best hope perhaps is that the next government will put it back the way it should be. One thing is for certain. If you want that to happen, you better get out and vote. Bill Brassington 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
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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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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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CRA loses personal data to Heartbleed bug 900 social insurance numbers compromised Jeff Nagel Black Press
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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Traditional Easter eggs can be wasteful if the eggs are boiled and used entirely for display. Rather, make eggs that will be enjoyed and are not at risk of spoiling too soon after being on display. Gelatin-dessert eggs is one way to use the eggs after Easter, and creative people can try crafting eggs out of meringue as well.
Corn starch is used in everything from packing materials to children’s craft products. Corn starch can be molded into solid forms or foam-type consistencies. Egg kits are sold with this green material. When Easter is over, the corn starch eggs can be put out for composting. Foam-type eggs may be dissolved with water.
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E-waste tops Metro list of illegally dumped recyclables Electronics climb to 35 per cent of banned load violations
for verified recycling, and the e-waste recycling system expanded further to include virtually any item with a battery or a power cord by mid-2012. Metro contracts seven independent inspectors to check incoming loads of waste at its transfer stations for banned materials. They issued more than 5,800 violation surcharges against waste haulers who arrived with too high a proportion of recyclables last year. Metro solid waste manager Paul Henderson said he’s not surprised that e-waste has now passed cardboard as the top category of material drawing the most violations. “Our inspectors are now looking for more types of
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Too many Metro Vancouver residents and businesses are still chucking unwanted electronics in the trash despite them being banned from landfills. Electronic waste made up 35 per cent of all recyclable materials that were found to have been improperly put in the garbage last year, up from 20 per cent in 2010, according to a Metro Vancouver report. Computers, TVs and related electronics were banned from disposal by the regional district a year after depots began collecting them in 2007
electronics than they were previously,” Henderson said. “That category has gotten broader and broader over time.” The rate of illegal dumping violations climbed from 3.2 per cent of loads checked in 2012 to 3.7 per cent in 2013. A staff report to Metro’s zero waste committee shows cardboard has declined from 30 per cent of material violations in 2010 to 18 per cent in 2013. Inspectors also report declining amounts of banned paper and yard waste – also subject to well-established bans. Officials say that indicates the overall success of the material ban program in encouraging waste diversion.
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Fraternal Order of Eagles: Aerie No. 20 New Westminster hosts a fundraising meat draw, sponsored by Thrifty Foods. Three meat draws per day, 50/50 draw includes dinner and breakfast. When: Fridays, 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 3-5 p.m. Where: Fireside Pub, 421 East Columbia St., New Westminster. Sunday Afternoon Dances for 55+: Live music each week – come join us. When: Sundays, 12:45 – 3:45 p.m. Where: Century House, 620-Eighth St., New Westminster. Admission: $5 members and $6 non-members. Includes refreshments at intermission. Info: 604-519-1066. Heritage Uke Club: Organized by Gord Smithers (Guitarist for Deadcats, Swank, ReBeat Generation & Wichita Trip), learn to play the ukulele, beginners welcome. When: Mondays, 6-8 p.m. Where: Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster. Cost: suggested $5 donation. Info: http://tinyurl. com/6uy9h4h.
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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ABSOLUTE GOLD MINE! Absentee ownership! Candy vending route. 6 new machines placed into 6 new busy stores! $2500 investment, not employment! Call after noon only! 951-763-4828
AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 w/ Airbrake • Guaranteed 40hr. Work Week & Overtime • Paid Travel & Lodging • Meal Allowance • 4 Weeks Vacation • Excellent Benefits Package Must be able to have extended stays away from home. Up to 6 months. Must have valid AZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 with airbrake license and have previous commercial driving experience. Apply at:www.sperryrail.com, careers & then choose the FastTRACK Application.
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CABINETRY/ MILLWORK FOREMAN
YOUTH & ADULTS
Mi-tec Millwork & Cabinetry has an opportunity for a qualified Shop Foreman. Minimum 5 years’ experience supervising a team of 5 or more cabinet makers. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details
Deliver newspapers (2x per week) on Wednesdays and Fridays in your area. Papers are dropped off at your home with the flyers pre-inserted! Call Christy 604-436-2472
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See us at www.mi-tec.com Plumber req’d For Ankon Plumbing & Heating Ltd. located at 3737 Nithsdale St. Burnaby $24/hr. Read blueprints, drawings & specifications to determine layout of plumbing system, water supply network and waste and drainage systems. Cut openings in walls and floors to accommodate pipe & pipe fittings. Measure, cut, bend and thread pipes using hand and power tools or machines. Trade diploma/Cert. in Plumbing & min. 1 year of relevant experience required. Location of work: Various locations in lower mainland region. Please Contact: Antonios email@example.com or Fax: 604-676-7634
PERSONAL SERVICES 182
HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES
BANQUET HALL STAFF Fraserview Banquet Hall located at 8240 Fraser St, Vancouver, B.C. require the following F/T workers; BANQUET MANAGER plan budgets, direct banquet hall operations, be responsible for staff development and schedules, compliance with employment standards, safety and health procedures are met, and handle customer complaints. Min 2 years exp. Salary $18.50/hr FOOD SERVICE SUPERVISOR supervise & coordinate the activities of workers, train staff, schedule catering activities. Secondary School & 2 years exp in food preparation or services is required. Salary $15/hr. SEVERAL KITCHEN HELPERS work closely with cooks & other kitchen staff, especially in the tasks of preparing meat, vegetables & fruits for cooking, also wash & maintain work tables, cupboards & appliances. Minimum 6/mo’s of exp as a Kitchen Helper. Salary $12/hr. Knowledge of Hindi or Punjabi an asset for all positions. Fax resume to 604-322-3583.
•Lawn Cuts/Trim •Aerating •Leaf Cleanup •Power Rake •Hedge & Shrub Trimming •Pruning Trees •23 yrs. exp. •Insured •Free Estimates
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353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
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REAL ESTATE 609
ACCOUNTING / TAX /BOOKKEEPING
FOR SALE BY OWNER
Hauling Anything.. 20 YARD BINS AVAILABLE We Load or You Load !
But Dead Bodies!!
06951 Lic Electrician Low cost. Res/Com. Small job expert. Renos Panel changes 604-374-0062
263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE
604.220.JUNK(5865) Serving Metro Vancouver Since 1988
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DRAIN Tiles, Sewer, Water Video Inspection, Jack Hammering, Hand Excavating Call Tobias 604.782.4322
GIN GARDENER - Landscaping, Garden Care, Power Raking, Power Wash. Trimming & Paving Stones. 20 Yrs Exp. Reasonable Rates 604.725.5561 or 604.589.2748
1 Bdrm. from $850 2 Bdrm. from $1050 Clean & Quiet Location. Large & Spacious Suites.
To arrange a viewing, call Carol at 604.319.8812
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.
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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
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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?
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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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KILL BED BUGS & THEIR EGGS! Buy Harris Bed Bug Killer Complete Treatment Program or Kit. Available: Hardware Stores, Buy Online: homedepot.com
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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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
.Flagpersons & Lane Closure Techs required. Must have reliable vehicle. Must be certified & experienced. Union wages & benefits. Fax resume 604-513-3661 email: email@example.com
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HOMES FOR RENT
Maple Ridge: 3 bdrm character rancher 1/4 acre 2 lrg sheds Lots of prkg May1. $1450. 604-941-3259
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OPEN same as mall hours
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