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The Hospitality Project based at Shiloh Sixth Avenue United Church will lose $150,000 in federal funding next month affecting the jobs and work of executive director Jaimie McEvoy, triage coordinator Kimberley Hayek and community advocate Robyn Kelly.
Hospitality Project funding axed Advocacy and referral homeless prevention programs will be lost Grant Granger
New Westminster Hospitality Project executive director Jaimie McEvoy says a federal funding cut means they may have to shut down next month. But first he tells a story. A family business in the B.C. Interior went bankrupt so the parents, two kids and a dog moved
to the big city, recounts McEvoy. “It’s not easy to find places that They figured it would be easier to will accept couples or a parent with find a new job in Greater Vancouver kids. It’s even harder with a family than in their economically depressed with a pet they don’t want to lose. town. But the high At the end of the cost of living caught day we had a place them off guard, and for them,” said Jaimie McEvoy it looked like they’d There’s an awful lot of McEvoy. “If these have to live out of people who don’t need to be people had to figure their truck. it out on their own homeless in the first place. They walked in they wouldn’t have the door at the Hospitality Project, got that help any time soon.” based at Shiloh-Sixth Avenue The church established the United Church, and got the help Hospitality Project about a decade they needed. ago. For the last eight years it has
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Cash donated to support the victims of a fire that destroyed an Uptown New Westminster apartment building will be converted into groceries. Coun. Chuck Puchmayr, chair of the city’s emergency advisory committee, said the fund received about $10,000. It was set up after a blaze wiped out a complex on Ash Street at Fourth Avenue in the early morning hours of Jan. 31. The fire left 36 people in 31 units looking for new homes with few, if any, possessions. In the ensuing days, the public donated more than enough clothing and household goods to replace those lost in the fire. Puchmayr said the money will be converted into supermarket gift certificates. He is trying to convince one of the city’s chains to top up the $10,000 by about another third. Please see RESIDENTS TO GET GIFT CARDS, A3
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CITYPAGE EBOOK CLINICS AT THE LIBRARY Learn more about eReaders and how to borrow free library eBooks at the New Westminster Public Library. Book a one-on-one session with a librarian and receive individual help. Bring in your laptop, eReader, tablet or smartphone and learn how to download the required software and find and download eBooks. The sessions are available every Wednesday, until April 30, at 6:00 pm, 6:45 pm and 7:45 pm. For more information or to book a session, call 604-527-4665. The New Westminster Public Library is located at 716 6th Ave.
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CITY PARKING PERMITS All city residential and visitor parking permits expire on March 31, 2014. Renewal fee for the year is $5.00 per permit. Please note: ICBC Vehicle Registration must be provided for residential permits and Proof of Residency must be provided for visitor permits. All permits can be renewed at City Hall. Please bring in your existing parking permit hangers when renewing. For more information, please contact the Engineering Department at 604-527-4592.
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BE COYOTE AWARE THIS SPRING Spring is denning season for coyotes living in the Vancouver area. Coyotes build their dens in concealed locations like secluded parts of parks, behind thick blackberry bushes, and if given the opportunity, underneath abandoned buildings. With new pups to protect, coyotes may become aggressive if approached near denning sites for the next couple of months. If you come across an active den site or notice coyote pups, please report it to the coyote information phone line, 604-681-WILD, and avoid the area. Please also keep dogs on leash in and around parks, as curiosity can lead to unnecessary conflicts between coyotes and pets. It is also advised to remove potential coyote attractants from yards and parks. Garbage, yard fruit, bird feeders and pet food will attract opportunistic coyotes. From April to July, young coyotes will be learning the skills they need to survive in the city. By reducing attractants, coyotes will learn to hunt for their own favourite food, small rodents such as mice and rats, rather than learning to depend on people for food. For more information or to report a coyote sighting or den site, please call 604-681-WILD.
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Recycled treasures include clothing and linens, small appliances, jewelry, kitchenware, knick-knacks, books, DVDs and CDs, plants, and toys. Donations accepted from March 29 to April 4 at 12:00 pm at Century House.
The New Westminster Public Library travel shows explore island life in April, when Gayle Mavor takes you on an armchair trip to Salt Spring Island.
She will show her photos twice: on Wednesday, April 2 at 2:30 pm and again on Wednesday, April 9 at 7:30 pm. The travel shows are co-sponsored by Library and the University Women’s Club of New Westminster and held in the Library’s auditorium at 716 6th Ave. CITYPAGE CONTINUED ON PAGE 8
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Residents to get grocery gift cards: Puchmayr ⫸
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Fund administrators decided to divide the funds equally amongst the residents. But giving cash to those on income assistance presented a problem. The amount would have to be deducted from their monthly cheque. So the administrators found an alternative. “If we give them gift cards for food they would accept that,” said Puchmayr. He expects fund administrator, Emilie Smith of St. Barnabas Anglican Church, can begin distributing the cards next week. Puchmayr noted they’ve been able to only get in touch with about half the residents. Privacy concerns prevented the city from passing along all contact information. Some money will be held back to pay for items such as denture replacements, said Puchmayr.
There has been criticism on social media from one former resident about how long it has taken to receive the funds. Scott Brown stated in an email to the NewsLeader, “I don’t think that it’s right that it’s two months later and we are still waiting.” Although he said he would contact the NewsLeader to elaborate, he did not before this edition’s deadline. Puchmayr insisted the reason for the decision was based only on the effect it would have on those on income assistance. When asked if there was a worry the cash would be used to purchase drugs or alcohol, Puchmayr said it wasn’t a consideration. “People can sell gift cards, too.” He said anyone who can prove they were a resident of the building when it burned down should contact Smith at 604-526-6646. GRANT GRANGER/NEWSLEADER
Demolition and salvage work continues on the site of the fire that leveled a low-rise Uptown apartment building on Ash Street at Fourth Avenue.
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The Hospitality Project will lose $150,000 in annual funding as of April 20. That will affect four employees, including McEvoy. Kimberly Hayek is the project’s triage coordinator, linking clients to services. Robyn Kelly is a community advocate who will go to bat for those in tough living circumstances. She finds places for people to go before they become homeless. “There’s an awful lot of people who don’t need to be homeless in the first place,” said McEvoy.
“We have a local focus. We might get more funding if we opened an office in the Downtown Eastside. “There’s a lot more that needs to be done than just giving people a little room in the Downtown Eastside.” The federal government announced last year it would provide $600 million over five years to refocus its strategy. “The Housing First approach involves giving people who are homeless a place to live, and then providing necessary supports to help them stabilize their lives and recover,” says the Economic
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and Social Development Canada website. “[T]he Housing first approach is an effective method to reduce homelessness and help those with mental illness.” The Hospitality Project will continue to operate a weekly food bank and a community kitchen, said McEvoy. The extent of what the Hospitality Project will be able to do without the funds is still being determined. “It will be another week or so before I’ll have an idea what that will look like.” McEvoy said they will likely
look at partnering with other groups instead of competing for funding with them. The church has been a champion of the project from the beginning. But it’s in dire financial straits itself. “It’s a very generous congregation, but there are still financial structural problems with the church,” said McEvoy. The church will continue to provide space for the Hospitality Project, said Minister Shannon Tennant. But even that’s in jeopardy. Shiloh’s financial woes have the
congregation considering many options. They include selling one or both of its two big, old buildings. McEvoy is willing to continue working in some capacity even if it’s for a dollar a month. “Obviously it’s a hit, but this is the kind of work you do for different reasons. Whether we can continue some level of the programming is not immediately known,” said McEvoy. “How programs can be reinvented is a challenge.”
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Three New Westminster teenagers have been charged with robbing an Uptown restaurant last Tuesday evening. Police say two males went into the restaurant in the 700 block of Sixth Street about 9:15. They intimated they had weapons and ordered staff to the ground. They took some cash from the till and fled in a getaway vehicle driven by a third suspect. The NWPD say they found all three about 15 minutes later in the same vehicle in the north alley of the 1200 block of Edinburgh Street. The trio appeared in provincial court Thursday. Murid Ghulam, 19, is charged with robbery and committing an indictable offence with his face masked. A 17-year-old faces the same charges but can’t be identified because he’s a minor. A second 17-year-old has been charged with robbery.
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ICBC helps fix roads The Insurance Corporation of B.C. contributed $52,000 to two projects to improve safety in New Westminster in 2013. ICBC paid $40,000 toward the rejigging of the Stewardson Way-Royal Avenue-Columbia Street. The intersection now has eastbound two lanes turning left off of Stewardson and onto Royal. The project also involved optimizing the intersection’s traffic signal. The Crown corporation also contributed $12,000 toward adding a left-turn lane on Carnarvon Street at Eighth Street.
Julian named Opposition house leader Burnaby-New Westminster NDP MP Peter Julian was promoted to Opposition house leader last Thursday. The announcement by federal NDP leader Tom Mulcair came a day after Conservative MP Joe Oliver was named Canada’s new finance minister. Chris Charlton (Hamilton
Julian Mountain) will take over Julian’s former portfolio as energy and natural resources critic. Former house leader Nathan Cullen takes on the finance critic’s post, previously held by Peggy Nash, who takes the industry portfolio. The shuffle also took into account Olivia Chow’s departure to run for mayor of Toronto. Her transport critic role will be taken up by Hoang Mai (Brossard-La Prairie). “Stephen Harper’s failure to use his cabinet shuffle to change his government’s approach and image is in sharp contrast with the depth and quality of the NDP caucus, as our MPs take on new roles,” said Mulcair.
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‘Quiet’ kart race coming in June
Measles largely contained A measles outbreak in the eastern Fraser Valley has largely been contained to the original outbreak area, according to Fraser Health officials. The outbreak declared March 8 originated in a Chilliwack private school with low immunization levels and 228 cases have been confirmed as of March 24. “We know our vaccine program is working because if it were not, we would be seeing measles cases multiplying outside of this specific population,” said Fraser Health chief medical health officer Dr. Paul Van Buynder. He continues to urge people to get vaccinated to protect themselves, their families and others from the highly infectious disease. Sporadic measles cases have surfaced outside the eastern Valley, including one confirmed case of a BCIT student in Burnaby and one suspected case of a student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Langley.
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New Westminster will be the first major stop on an electric kart race circuit in Greater Vancouver. The G-Zero Championship Racing Series is the brainchild of Greg Webster. He wanted to do regular kart racing but municipalities balked at the noise. So he turned to electric kart racing. Up until now it has been confined to American collegiate competitions. “It was more of an engineering challenge than a racing challenge,” said Webster. A racing challenge is what he has created. G-Zero announced on Wednesday a six-stop series for Metro Vancouver and Whistler. The New West race will run through Downtown streets June 28-29. “Within two or three years we will be hopefully as much of a marquee event as the Royal City Show & Shine,” said Webster. Competitors will start on Columbia at Eighth Street. They’ll race up Columbia to McKenzie Street where they’ll hang a left up the hill to Clarkson Street. They’ll go a block down Clarkson to Begbie Street and race down its steep incline to Columbia. From there they’ll loop back to a spoonshaped hairpin turn at the starting line. The city’s topography will make it difficult for the drivers and exciting for the spectators. “It will be one of the more challenging and interesting circuits. We see a lot of potential in people coming out for the whole two days
Coun. Chuck Puchmayr (seated) and Mayor Wayne Wright test out one of the electric karts that will be racing around Downtown New West in June.
and enjoying the community and introducing New Westminster to our international audience,” said Webster. Mayor Wayne Wright first told a chamber of commerce luncheon last May about the race. The announcement was premature, but Webster said the city has been gung-ho about making the race happen. “New Westminster has been great, the support from the city has been fantastic. Everybody from the mayor on down have been extremely enthusiastic,” said Webster. “Other [jurisdictions] have been more difficult. [New Westminster] saw the potential and the value in it quite quickly. They’ve
been quite keen to help us.” Webster said the event will be free for spectators. Revenue will be generated by the grid licences the series will sell to the kart teams and sponsorship. He wouldn’t say how much of his own money has been sunk into the series but it is in the six figures. Team participation will be capped at 40 with 20 already lined up. “We could technically go with roughly 10 but our goal is the 40,” said Webster. “We’re getting to the point where a lot of things are starting to line up the way we hoped they would. Things are coming together rather quickly, so we’re ready to go.”
He said there will be street closures from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days, but the racing will be confined to 11 a.m. to about 5 p.m. Because they’re electric, each kart produces a quiet buzz of just 20 decibels. “The wheel slide is louder than the engine,” said Webster. “The neat thing is you can hear the drivers yelling at each other.” Webster and G-Zero will show off their karts and talk about the event at an open house to be held at the Network Hub in the River Market on April 10. It is tentatively scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. For more information go to the series Facebook page (facebook. com/gzeroracing) or its website www.gzeroracing.ca.
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Is anybody ready for a quake? The Auditor General says British Columbia isn’t prepared to cope with a major earthquake. Then again, is anybody? Geologists say a mega-thrust earthquake, like the one that killed 131 people in Alaska 50 years ago, occurs about every 600 years along the West Coast. Other scientists say we have a 12 per cent chance of getting hit by a big quake in the next 50 years. Such a quake, if it’s accompanied by a tsunami, could cause $75 billion in damage, says the Insurance Bureau of Canada. That would devastate the province’s economy, says the Auditor General. While the government responded by promising to take immediate action to address the Auditor General’s concerns, it’s hard to imagine we’ll ever reach a state of preparedness that will allow scientists to exhale and challenge Mother Nature to bring it on. No country is better prepared for the “big one” than Japan. After all, it’s been hit by a fifth of the world’s biggest earthquakes. But when a magnitude-9 earthquake, followed by a huge tidal wave, hit northeast Japan in March, 2011, the country was still caught off guard. Almost 16,000 people died. Damage topped $300 billion. A nuclear power plant was damaged. The lesson to be learned from the Auditor General’s report, and Japan’s experience, is that we can’t rely on government to keep us safe. We have to assume the worst will happen and do what we can to ensure our own survival and of our loved ones. When it comes to natural disaster, we can only mitigate the risk. Not eliminate it.
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Trying to climb out of these trenches Entrenched. Great word. When we’re “in the trench” we can’t see what’s on the other side. And if it’s too deep we can’t even climb out. This word came to mind earlier this month at a networking event in New West, where I saw two couples who are active in the community, but on opposite sides of the bitter Hyack Festival Association divide. Do they talk to each other, I wondered? It’s impressive they can share a room, considering the Hyack mess. When we’re entrenched, we stop listening. If we even speak to our “opponents,” we care only for counterarguments and defence. We have no interest in middle ground. City council has shown where they stand on Hyack. Earlier this month Hyack asked the city for $185,000 for 2014. They got $25,000 and a spanking. Meantime, we all just want to move on. The “Hyack Question” has sucked the oxygen from the room. And it’s tiresome grappling with an issue so long without a satisfactory resolution. Is Hyack a flashpoint in the
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age-old battle between old and new? Or between those in power and political wannabees? The story hasn’t quite run its course. But for the moment, perhaps, a breather. MORE TRENCHES: Two other “trenches” difficult to cross might just be the Fraser and Brunette rivers. Will it be a four, or six lane Pattullo? A one or two lane Bailey? Either way, Surrey and Coquitlam, respectively, don’t understand us. Surrey thinks our insistence on a four-lane Pattullo is preposterous. Coquitlam— ditto—thinks we’re dotto to favour a one-lane Bailey to United Boulevard. Meanwhile, New West asks: Don’t you understand how brutal traffic is in our city? And the other cities ask us: Traffic is brutal in your city—
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can’t you make it better? Surely we have the moral high ground on this one. Doesn’t quality of life trump quality of commute? Or maybe they’re both the same. DIGGING DEEPER: Sometimes, the media folks help dig these trenches. At a protest rally we shoot pictures of the folks at the edge throwing rocks or fighting. We ignore the peaceful 99 per cent, or the protester engaged in constructive debate with a passerby. Sometimes we can do better at filling the trench. Ideally, newspapers like this one should raise the level of dialogue, and contribute to solutions on issues that at first seem intractable. Reporters should ask: How can we fix this? What are some solutions? And if there are divisions, they should faithfully capture the (often) reasonable arguments. Many Surrey folks, perhaps, honestly wonder why New Westers want their crappy commutes to stay that way. Name calling digs trenches too, and stifles debate. When editing Letters to the
Editor, I strive to cut namecalling as well as innuendo. When I’ve let something slip through, here’s what happens: the offended party zeroes in on the slight and the original issue is forgotten. Gone is constructive debate, the topic abandoned in the face of ad hominem attacks. Our websites once allowed anonymous commenting. Loudmouthed, foul-mouthed “trolls” scared all the fair-minded people away. Now we use Facebook commenting, which some dislike. The upside though is that people can’t hide behind a nickname. They’re accountable now. Instead of hurling insults, debate today is civil, thoughtful, and the dozens who steered clear of an unsafe environment have returned. As for me, I’ve not been perfect. I’ve written things that have helped to polarize. I’ve poked fun. I’m happy to be called to account when that happens. After all, like you, I value solutions that lead to the greater good. All of us should be trying to fill those trenches. The problem, though, is deciding what kind of bridge is required.
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Schools not being given priority Re: Let’s trim the rhetoric (Editorial, NewsLeader, March 12) I am always surprised when people talk about teacher salaries. They hold one of the most important jobs I can think of—to educate the next generation. What is that worth to the taxpayers of B.C.? In the classroom and in the staffroom there is almost never a discussion about wages. The discussion centres around the needs of children. The BCTF has always struggled for teacher’s rights on many levels. In the past, teachers put aside wage increases, fighting for smaller class size and composition instead. This provincial government has stripped the teacher’s collective agreement to the bone, erasing the issues that the federation and its teachers fought so hard to achieve. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Susan Griffin understands the importance of a sound education. The $500 million needed to have
the former contract reinstated does, indeed, come from the taxpayer. Perhaps this government needs to take a hard look at wages at the top of the government ladder and other ways to trim the fat. It should not be done on the backs of our children. My grandson is now in Grade 3 here in New West and is a struggling learner. His teacher has a Grade 3-4 split class with several children with learning problems and a child whose first language is not English. She has managed to get some help several days a week and has put my grandson close to the other needy children to get some extra help. She juggles these issues with two separate curricula in all subject areas. It is appalling that the district and the school are unable to meet my grandson’s educational needs and this is entirely the fault of the provincial government, which has not put the education of our children at the forefront. So, does she deserve a decent wage?
You bet she does. If you have any doubts, just spend a day in any classroom in this city and then decide if teachers are overpaid. Delora Harper New Westminster
ABBY CAN DO BETTER Re: What Abbotsford can learn from New Westminster (Column, NewsLeader, Feb. 28) I am really disappointed with how homelessness in Abbotsford is being handled. Coming from the other side of the world, I know what homelessness means. We do not know why they are homeless. Why don’t you wear their shoes and see how you feel? Anyone can end up on the street because nothing is guaranteed in life except death. Please open your hearts and help people who are not as lucky as we are. Catalina P. Trinidad New Westminster
STRIVING FOR A BETTER SCHOOL DISTRICT I am a New West parent with two children attending their neighbourhood schools. I am a strong believer in public education but I am not happy with many things here in SD40. The budget deficit and slow progress of the high school replacement are my two greatest concerns. I joined the Parents For Public Education New Westminster (P4PENW) to hopefully realize real change in the leadership of our school district in the upcoming November elections. Our goal is simple, to help identify and support candidates for school trustee who will do better. If you share my discontent, consider helping our group. We want to connect with parents and work together to represent our children’s interests and improve our public education system. Email P4PENW@gmail.com. Sandra Coll New Westminster
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No solutions for climate change Re: Time for some new thinking (Letters, NewsLeader, March 5) Oak Bay MLA Andrew Weaver’s recent amendment to the Liberals’ throne speech was voted down by every other member of the legislature— including the Delta South independent MLA. Even if the amendment had passed, the throne speech is still a flawed speech. Like the Liberal budget, the throne speech offered no solutions that will help tackle climate change—and that’s just one of the flaws that I take very seriously. The Liberals’ throne speech had no real plan of action from this government on climate change. Neither did the budget. Any such plan would require support for improving public transit, cutting greenhouse gas emissions from homes and building with programs like LiveSmart, as well as real action to cut industrial emissions. And that’s not the only issue the Liberals neglected in their throne speech and
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According to a report in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, obesity has tripled among Canadian adults in one short generation, reminding us once again of the seriousness of the obesity epidemic. The World Health Organization warned in 2000 that this would lead to increased chronic diseases including diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and cancers—threatening the health of individuals, our communities and the health care system. But before we point fingers at individuals, let us also remember it is the world around us and not individual willpower that has changed in that generation. We will never reduce the rates of obesity by admonishing everybody to eat healthier or exercise more without also changing the environments which shape behaviour. We are more active when we live in compact, complete, walkable neighbourhoods with stores and services nearby, commute by transit, and have easy access to parks, walking trails, and bike lanes. We eat healthier when we are surrounded by healthy rather than highly processed and fast foods. Fraser Health is working with other health authorities across the country and colleagues in municipal planning and transportation to re-create communities that foster physical activity, healthy eating, and positive social environments. But to succeed on Come and enjoy: a large scale, we need • Rent all inclusive except for your telephone not just collaboration • 1 bedroom – 1 bedroom & Den but also serious • Continental Breakfast & snacks investment in active • Home cooked Lunches and Dinners transportation, such • Weekly Housekeeping & linens as biking and walking, • Fun Activities & Bus Outings and public transit. The • Guest suite availability future health of our population depends • Near Metrotown and Services on it. Let us introduce you to independent living Dr. Helena SwinRSVP 604 568 5563 kels Dr. Lisa Mu 5291 Grimmer St., Burnaby Medical Health Officers Fraser Health thePoppyResidences.com
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their budget. They failed to address affordability—an issue I hear about constantly in New Westminster. There was no commitment to investing in public education. No mention of tackling poverty and inequality. No jobs plan or investment in skills training and post-secondary education or other issues vitally important to hard-working families in our community. And no plan for tackling hallway medicine and emergency room congestion or investing in more cost effective preventative care and home support for seniors. That’s why New Democrats will vote against the entire throne speech—and why we voted against the budget at second reading earlier this month. It was disappointing to see the MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head vote with the Liberals to pass it. Judy Darcy MLA for New Westminster
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The concept originated in King County in Washington State in 2006 and came to New West in 2012. Monarch spokeswoman Adele Thompson said although the awareness of issues surrounding domestic violence is much higher than decades ago, the need to highlight them haven’t disappeared. She said domestic violence is still happening. However, what Monarch has noticed is women in abusive relationships are more willing to get out of them and move onto healthier ones. “It would likely suggest we’ve got a new generation of
people who are abusive,” said Thompson. She noted there are organizations working with men who are abusive but they’re not as prevalent as the ones that deal with their victims. “When those programs will start to be more commonplace we’re going to see more of a change,” said Thompson. The highlight of Purple Light Nights will be April 14 when a vigil will be held at city hall starting at 6:30 p.m. prior to that evening’s council meeting. Buy strings of lights for $10 or $20 each from Monarch by calling 521-1888.
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Notice of Upcoming Closure Highway 1 Ironworkers Memorial Bridge The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure would like to notify the public of the planned full closure of Highway 1 at the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge on: Wednesday, April 2, from 1:00 a.m. until 5:00 a.m. Both the overhead signs spanning the width of the bridge will be removed during this closure, and traffic will be directed to use Lions Gate Bridge. The eastside bridge sidewalk remains closed until August 2014. Once the eastside sidewalk is completed and reopened, the westside sidewalk will close until March 2015.
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Sun comes out for Annie at RCMT The sun will be coming out April 10 for Royal City Musical Theatre’s production of Annie at the Massey Theatre. The beloved Broadway musical is also a celebration of the theatre group’s 25th anniversary. Since it was founded in 1989, RCMT has performed for more than 250,000
people. This year’s production of Annie features 45 actors, singers and dancers on stage, accompanied by 20 musicians in the orchestra pit. Backstage, more than 50 volunteers build the sets, sew the costumes and raise the curtain. Please see ANNIE, A13
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Douglas signs deal with China Douglas College and a hospital in China have become partners in an exchange program of nursing students and hospital nurses. The partnership is with Shanghai Redleaf Women’s Hospital. Douglas College president Scott McAlpine and the hospital’s CEO John Yeh signed the agreement Sunday with
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Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander as a witness. Under the agreement, up to eight Douglas nursing students per year will complete practicums at the hospital. Up to six Redleaf nurses will visit Douglas to learn about nursing in the western healthcare system.
A renewable energy forum will be held at Douglas College on April 3. Solutions such as wind turbines, biogas fuel and district energy heating will be discussed. The free public event will have feature speakers from FortisBC, Endurance Wind
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All prices & payments are net of all incentives and are plus taxes, levies and $495 documentation fee. Vehicles are not exactly as illustrated. All payments are bi-weekly payment. All financing is OAC. ’14 Silverado & ’14 Sierra TP - $36,946, ’14 Cruze TP - $17,654, ’14 Trax TP - $22,568, ’14 Encore TP - $32,760, ’14 Equinox TP - $29,120. Bi-weekly payments based on 96 mo. term, 4.99% APR, $2000 down. Total paid: ‘‘13 Impala $23,216, ‘13 Cruze $23,424, ‘13 Camaro $38,272.
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All prices & payments are net of all incentives and are plus taxes, levies and $495 documentation fee. Vehicles not exactly as illustrated. Financing on approved credit. Bi-weekly payments based on 96 mo. term, 4.99% APR, $2000 down. Total paid: ’13 Town & Country $32,448, ’12 Grand Caravan $21,424, ’12 Corolla $18,512, ’13 Passat $26,624, ’12 Altima $21,216, ’13 Fiesta 18,304, $26,624, ’13 Elantra $23,424, ’12 Genesis $32,995, ’13 Xterra $37,152, ’13 Santa Fe $38,816, ’13 Murano $39,728, ’12 Yaris $18,304, ‘12 Matrix $21,968, ’12 Maxima $36,816, ’12 Mustang $26,624, ’12 Jetta $19,968, ’12 Sonata $21,424, ‘14 Silverado & ’14 Sierra TP - $36,946, ’14 Cruze TP - $17,654, ’14 Trax TP - $22,568, ’14 Encore TP - $32,760, ’14 Equinox $1795 down, TP - $29,120. Bi-weekly payments based on 96 mo. term, 4.99% APR, $2000 down. Total paid: ‘13 Sierra Crew $35,360, ‘13 Sonic $18,304, ‘13 Silverado Crew $32,864, ‘13 Impala $23,216, ‘13 Cruze $23,424, ‘13 Camaro $38,272. All new truck prices are net of all incentives including truck loyalty.
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Louisville, KY. - The 200 is not a new nameplate for Chrysler but the 2015 model is all-new from the ground up. This generation of 200 debuts the new “face of Chrysler” with its signature grille and logo. There’s also a standard set of rear LED tail lamps, and the interior craftsmanship is much more impressive than before. This mid-size sedan is hoping to play ball – and win – against competitors like the Ford Fusion, Honda
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Accord, Mazda6 and Toyota Camry, in an ever-aggressive segment. Using the baseball analogy with the 200 seemed apropos since the drive event took place in Louisville, Kentucky, the home of the Louisville slugger. Nevertheless, here are the meat and potatoes for the all-new vehicle. There are four trims of 200 available. First is the LX and that has a starting MSRP of $22,995. Then there’s the
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Limited, the S and the topof-the-line C model. Regardless of trim, each comes with an industry first, also known as a 9-speed automatic transmission. My day started behind the wheel of the Limited trim with the 2.4L, 4-cylinder MultiAir engine (MSRP $24,995). This powerplant produces 184 horsepower and 173 lb-ft of torque. The interior reflects that of thoughtful craftsmanship and design. Soft touch materials are used throughout and the layout is easy on the eyes. Not to mention the abundance of cubbyholes in which to place personal items. On a side note, the interior colour combinations drew inspiration from various American cities. For example, the all black interior pays homage to New York City, the Linen and Black is Sausalito, California and the Blue and Black on the S model to Detroit. The centre stack can be adorned with either a 5-inch touch screen or the optional 8.4-inch. To me, the 5-inch screen seemed a little small, so I’d invest in the larger version. That said, it was still highly functional and easy to use. On the road, the 2.4L Limited shines brightest when on the highway and on long stretches of pavement. It has ability in the twists and turns, but to really get a dynamic feel, you’d need
to opt for the S or C trim to put it in the Sport mode. In that case, you get a different suspension setup and steering feel to really allow you to have more fun in the captain’s chair. Back to the 2.4L though. In the city, I felt I didn’t need much more power. Steering feel is light and allows to car the move with ease at slow speeds and gingerly into parking spots. Overall, a pleasant drive. The second half of my day was consumed with the V6. Yum. The award winning 3.6L, Pentastar V6 packs 295 horsepower underneath its sparkling new hood. For a driver’s car, this is the one I’d pick. What’s more, you can configure this engine on all trims except the base LX. Additionally, you can opt for an all-wheel drive setup too. However, the AWD system needs to be paired with the V6. Getting into the sport mode, or fun mode as I call it, requires pushing down and turning the central dial/gear selector to the right. Make sure you push it down, otherwise it won’t go anywhere. And less fun will be had. When accelerating, there’s a little bit of a throaty gurgle that comes standard out of the twin exhaust pipes around back. It’s a nice sound and one that I enjoyed hearing over and over again. One thing I did notice is that the A pillar did have width to it, so visibility is a little trickier out the front. And with its sloping roofline, visibility out the rear could have been better. Thank goodness for the rearview camera. Along with its new bodywork and insides, there are over 60 standard and available safety features to keep both you and the 200 looking good and in one piece. The 2015 Chrysler 200 will be available in the second quarter of 2014.
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Misty-eyed memories of my first truck Clearing the snow off inside the I can remember buying my truck box, I could see more damfirst truck in 1986 like it was age. It looked like someone had yesterday. dropped a bowling ball into it It had to be a specific make from about a high ledge. I could and model: I was looking for. A Toyota 4x4 pick-up, black in color smell antifreeze and noticed some oil leaks. and it had to be in good shape. I I headed back to the dealership wanted it to be bone stock with disappointed. The salesman was as little mileage as possible. there to greet me. I found one in the He asked if I had paper that was on any concerns and the lot at a dealerI started to point ship in Surrey. out the obviQuickly I called ous. He quickly them to inquire dismissed them and they said they as cosmetic and had a couple of said do you want people with deals It was worth every to write a deal written up, but it penny of the $12,000 on it because he didn’t look like has people in they were going I put into it. the showroom to go through, so wanting to buy it. if I wanted it I had Ian Harwood I told him I was better get down not interested. there right away On the ride home, (Naive at that age I thought how to fall for and old quickly I had to grow up and trick like this). look at everything as if someone I had to get a ride from a friend was going to take advantage and I remember it was snowing of me, sad reality. The next day so it was slow getting there. I picked up the latest copy of When I arrived it was running Truck Trader and spotted the and they were anxious for me exact make and model I was to drive it. I took it around the looking for. I bought the 1983 block and parked it in a vacant edition for $9,000 from a family lot, hopped out and started to that only used it once a week to inspect it. I immediately noticed drive to Abbotsford and back to rust and some body damage.
Ian Harwood recalls driving his Toyota 4x4 every night to show it off. Coquitlam for supplies. It was perfect; funny how God puts things in your path and everything works out in the end. A week later I started to work on it. I acquired some used 33 inch tires and installed a 4” lift kit. I drove that truck every night after work to show it off. I washed it so many times I thought the paint was going to come off. A year had past and I purchased many more items for the truck.
A major car show was coming up soon and I decided I would put it in the back of the shop and work on it so I could enter it into the show. Giving up my truck for a month was tough and I had to make a few sacrifices to get around. My first car show was a hit. I came in second place and I was determined the following year I would be back with something they have never seen before. I poured most of my paychecks
into my truck and took it off the road for two months to prepare for its transformation. I called up the owner of Interco Tire and asked about some Supper Swamper tires. He said he had a set of 44x18.5x15 tires in his office that nobody has seen before. At that time the largest they made were 42”. I told him to send them to me I would figure out what I had to do to fit them under the truck. When they came in they looked big. So
driveway big I was getting worried. The custom leaf springs came back from the spring shop and I knew my calculations were correct. With all the multiple shocks in place, chassis freshly painted, motor work done, a lower gears installed it was ready for the tires. I cleared away the debris pile that accumulated around my truck. Placed the floor jack under the rear axle and started to jack it up. With the rear tires on and clearing the fenders it was time to move to the front. When I started to lift the front I noticed how high the hood was getting, at that point I knew I had built a monster. With all the tires in place I slowly drove it out of the shop. The sun gleaming down on the freshly polished paint and the smell of paint burning off the exhaust system still sticks in my mind. Outside it looked like a beast; people were slowing down to take a look. The show was a week later and I came home with first place. Mission accomplished. It was worth every penny of the $12,000 I put into it. Then I sold it for $15,500 in 1990 so that I could afford to get married . . . need I say any more? Tell me your truck story and please send pictures. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Home help sought from Mom and Dad First-time home buyers in Metro Vancouver expect to spend $506,500 on average and many anticipate financial help from parents or relatives, according to a Bank of Montreal survey. It found 40 per cent of Metro Vancouver respondents expect to lean on the “bank of Mom and Dad” to crack the high-priced market here, compared to 30 per cent in the rest of Canada.
The average expected first-time home cost nation-wide was $316,100 and $430,300 in B.C. as a whole. At least 60 per cent of the expected new home buyers surveyed earlier this year said they’d made lifestyle cutbacks to save for their down payment. A majority also said their home-buying timeline has been delayed, with many of them reporting that’s because of rising real estate prices.
Review coal impacts: NDP The NDP is calling on Port Metro Vancouver to subject a coal export terminal proposal by Fraser Surrey Docks to a comprehensive independent health impact assessment. A letter from mining critic Scott Fraser and health critic Judy Darcy said a more detailed assessment – requested by Fraser
Health and Vancouver very real public say they don’t dispute The proposed Coastal chief medical concerns that have the value of coal $15-million coal health officers been raised mining to B.C. terminal would bring – could address concerning It comes a month more coal trains legitimate this project after three Surreythrough White Rock, questions being threatens area BC Liberal Surrey and Delta. raised. to tarnish MLAs cautioned the The terminal would “We strongly the port’s port against excluding send coal barges down urge you to reputation and the health officers the Fraser River to DARCY agree to these undermine its from the further Texada Island, for requests,” credibility as a review of the proposal transfer to oceanDarcy and regulator.” coalAdterminal it has 0458 TMEP - BCFraser Burnaby Print Ad - Executive Plaza Event - Apr 3 - Online COMBO - 5.8125in Wide x 10.714in highgoing Ad - V01ships. Final Press Ready PDF email@example.com said. “Ignoring the The NDP MLAs ordered.
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A growing number of B.C. motorists are getting a nasty surprise after ignoring speeding tickets issued in Washington State because they don’t think the long arm of Uncle Sam can reach them.
Blaine city administrators say many Canadians are regularly appearing in court there to face criminal charges of driving while under license suspension that stem from unpaid traffic tickets. About three months after a ticket is issued
– if it’s not paid or disputed – state authorities declare that driver’s B.C. licence suspended in Washington. The next time the driver crosses the border they’re nabbed instantly by U.S. authorities for driving while suspended.
Confessions of a Curber It’s only been a month, but I can see myself selling cars for a long, long time. I feel like a new man. One evening, I was in line at the superstore. An elderly gentleman saw my shopping cart. I had a new digital tire gauge that I was going to give to my next buyer. Turns out he was looking for a used car as he’d recently given his car to his grandson. He just needed something basic. “This is your lucky day!” I told him. The old fellow was around my father-in-law’s age – close to 80. He walked with a cane and had two ear pieces. I was practically shouting to him. What an easy sale. I decided to give him a ride and show him the car. He went on to tell me about his young granddaughter, too. At any rate, we got to the car – it was a base model with an automatic transmission. “It’s perfect for you, sir!” I exclaimed. He got in and sat at the wheel. His face lit up right away. I could tell that he’d been a car enthusiast in his younger days. “Where’d you get this car, son?” he asked me. “It’s my dad’s old car – he passed away and I
“Somewhere along the line, the rebuilt status was dropped.”
just can’t keep it anymore,” I lied. In reality, I imported the car from Washington. It came with documents that mentioned New York State. The title was clean, so I assumed it was in good condition. I priced the vehicle quite high – well over its value. But he didn’t know, and he didn’t ask any more questions. I told him I had another buyer interested (another lie), and that he had to make a decision right away. With no hesitation, he got a bank draft and I gave him the keys. Like I promised, I threw in the new tire gauge. Marty gave me a wink and slowly drove off. Another foolish customer, I thought. No history report to keep me on my toes. And worse, he needs to get it inspected, registered and insured within 30 days - I didn’t bother. I just got my buddy in Bellingham to help me get it across. That evening, I took out the papers I’d received with the car. I decided to go over them more thoroughly. I guess I was a bit bored. Turns out, the vehicle had been registered in four U.S. states. Somewhere along the line, the rebuild* status was dropped. Probably intentionally. The inspection and ICBC will catch that. And who knows if the odometer is right? At least it’s no longer mine. *Rebuild – A vehicle written off as a total loss by an insurance company, then rebuilt and certified for use. This term does not describe a vehicle that has a new or repaired motor, transmission or other major part. Rebuilds offer savings when repaired well, but a buyer has a right to know it was rebuilt. But this buyer didn’t and Walt walked away with the cash.
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Blaine deputy court administrator Raylene King said the courthouse there is seeing a “rash of Canadians” coming as a result. Wednesday’s court docket in Blaine featured 11 arraignments of accused making first appearances, nine of them for driving while suspended. Blaine immigration lawyer Len Saunders says it’s the same scene each Wednesday morning – a courthouse parking lot jammed with Canadians arriving to face the music. “They get a speeding ticket and they blow it off thinking ‘The Americans can’t do anything because I’m a Canadian,’ ” said Saunders. “Wrong idea.” The typical penalty there for driving while suspended is a $500 or $600 fine on top of the unpaid ticket, although the maximum is $1,000 and up to 90 days in jail. But that’s not the biggest problem for many hapless B.C. drivers. Because driving while suspended is a criminal misdemeanor, the conviction means instant loss of the Nexus card that gives many B.C. shoppers speedy access over the border. “Canadians have no clue what problems they can get into at the border if they fail to pay a speeding ticket,” Saunders said. “And it’s becoming more and more common.”
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NDP targets Multi Material BC recycling ‘failure’ Jeff Nagel Black Press
The NDP is accusing the provincial government of handing over control of B.C.’s blue box recycling system to Toronto-based multinational executives who will be unaccountable while B.C. businesses and households pay higher costs. Opposition small business critic Lana Popham raised the issue of Multi Material BC in the Legislature Monday, calling on the province to change course before the agency’s new system for recycling packaging and printed paper takes effect May 19. “If government doesn’t take a step back, B.C.’s recycling system is going to end up in a giant dumpster,” Popham said. “The control of recycling should never have been outsourced to the large corporate interests based in Ontario and abroad. This is a profound failure. This program needs to be paused and the entire concept reconsidered.” Popham’s comments follow the launch earlier this month
of a campaign against MMBC by a coalition of business groups, including the newspaper industry, who say they can’t afford to pay high fees imposed under the new system. “The Liberal government loves to claim they’re getting rid of red tape,” she said in an interview Monday. “So it’s quite ironic because MMBC is a Godzilla-sized red tape monster.” Although MMBC is registered as a society, Popham called it a “dummy corporation” because two of its three directors are Torontobased senior executives with Loblaws and Unilever, while the third is MMBC managing director Allan Langdon. The Saanich South NDP MLA said the province should force MMBC to give B.C. stakeholders majority control. Popham said the MMBC system will be “dangerously close to monopoly” resulting in less competititon and innovation in recycling. She also said municipalities have been pressured into signing contracts with inadequate
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BURNABY & NEW WESTMINSTER
This week’s feature ...
Queen’s AVENUE at 109 Queen’s Avenue, New Westminster If you are looking for a beautifully updated home in the Queen’s Park neighbourhood, look no further! Welcome to 109 Queen’s Avenue, offering 5 bedrooms, 4 above the main, hardwood flooring throughout. Outstanding top of the line kitchen overlooking the private back yard. This 1938 Tudor Style beauty offers just under 4,000 sq. ft of very high end finishing. 8,712 sq. ft lot with lane access, double garage - lane way potential, beautiful gardens. Within steps to Queen’s Park, schools, shops and transit.
Priced at $1,549,000 For more information please contact Tracey Davies of Park Georgia Realty at 604-761-4138
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WE ARE METRO TOWN LIVE LARGE, INSIDE AND OUT At 48 storeys, 4670 Assembly Way is the tallest tower at Station Square, featuring bold architectural design outside and well-appointed contemporary layouts inside. With almost 100,000 square feet of private green space stretching one city block, the building’s elevated amenity features a tranquil fitness pavilion, reflecting pool, and large indoor/outdoor entertaining areas. 4670 Assembly Way sits above Restaurant Row, and the cafés and stores of Silver Drive – the best of Metrotown at your doorstep.
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JUNK REMOVAL By RECYCLE-IT! 604.587.5865 www.recycleitcanada.ca
ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020
Burnaby NELSON PLACE TOWNHOMES 2701 – 2755 Bainbridge Ave Renv’d 2-3 Bdrms Townhomes 2 Level, Private Enclosed Yard, Laminate Flring, Huge Storage Rm, Near Sperling Skytrain & Schools. Pets Ok!! From $1,200.00 604.540-2028 or 778.714-7815 BURNABY
$2500 FURNACE $725 HWT Licenced-Bonded-Insured
Nice, clean and quiet 1 bdrm, $850-$860. Walk to Highgate Close to transit & schools Upgraded suite Cat okay On site manager
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
REPAIR & INSTALL
F/T opportunity with local Industrial company!
GABLE GARDENS MOVE IN INCENTIVE • • • • •
NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com
NATURAL AIRFLOW HEATING LTD.
• Trailer Mechanic
P/B blue males & females. Ready to go. 1st shots & tails/dew claws done. ULTIMATE FAMILY GUARDIAN Pet homes. $1000. 604-308-5665
LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE
# 1 BACKHOE & BOBCAT services Drainage, trucking, oil tank removal Yard/clean-up, cement & pavement re & re. 604-341-4446.
Please call 604-521-3448 for viewing.
(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.
810 To arrange a viewing, call Carol at 604.319.9499
GERMAN SHEPHERD P/B puppies 5 M, 2 F, all shots, ready now. $700 Call 604-889-8957 S.Surrey.
DRAIN Tiles, Sewer, Water Video Inspection, Jack Hammering, Hand Excavating CALL TOBIAS 604.782.4322
AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS
Excellent Burnaby location, walking distance to Brentwood mall & skytrain station.
CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977
Running this ad for 10yrs
apprentice with experience.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax: 604-676-7634
WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com
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283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC is required for coastal logging operations near Woss, BC. Year round employment with full benefits. Further details can be found at www.hdlogging.com Please fax resume to 250-287-9259.
Rooﬁng Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.
.Brothers Moving -604-720-0931
1 Bdrm. from $980.00 2 Bdrm. from $1195.00
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
MOVING & STORAGE
From 1, 3, 5, 7 & 10 Ton Trucks Licensed ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free Estimate/Senior Discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
CANE CORSO MASTIFF - pure bred pups, shots, dewormed, vet checked. Call 604-826-7634
LAB X PUPS, very eager, ready to go. $500. Call/text 604-845-3972 Chwk.
Reliable Work - Res. & Comm.
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
DO YOU LOVE DOGS? We need loving foster homes for med.-lrg. sized dogs. 604.583.4237
Brad’s Bin Service 604.220.5865
BORDER / SHEPHERD. 1.5 year old male. Perfect for farm living. $100. Call Barb 604-803-9999.
DRYWALL - 30 Years Exp.
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.
Call: Rick (604) 202-5184
GIN GARDENER - Landscaping, Garden Care, Power Raking, Power Wash. Trimming & Paving Stones. 20 Yrs Exp. Reasonable Rates 604.725.5561 or 604.589.2748
• Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic - Will accept 3rd & 4th year
SPRING SPECIAL: Power Rake + Fertilizer +Lime. Lawn cut $25 & up Banana Landscaping 604-992-5731
Chihuahua pups, playful, M/F, family raised, vet check, 1st shots, avail now. $600/$650. 604-794-5844
CONCRETE & PLACING
A Dream Landscaping. Lawn mowing, aerate, power rake, trim, prune. Res/Com. Special disc. for Townhomes/Plaza 604-724-4987.
Family owned & operated. Fully ins. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles. torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warr. 604-427-2626 or 723-2626 www.mainlandroof.com
Indian Sweet Maker/Baker Cook make a full variety of Mithai items for retail and banquets, supervision and training of kitchen staff, labor & food cost control. Salary $17/hr. 3 Years of experience for all cooks. Knowledge of Hindi or Punjabi an asset for all positions. Fax resume to 604-553-1720
Mainland Rooﬁng Ltd.
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
CRIMINAL RECORD? Pardon Services Canada. Established 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. A+BBB Rating. RCMP Accredited. Employment & Travel Freedom. Free Consultation 1-8NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com
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 req’d. Salary $15/hr.
TANDOORI COOK prepare all variety of Tandoori dishes for the restaurant & catering, menu design & planning, supervision & training of kitchen staff, labour & food cost control. Salary $17/hr.
25 yrs in rooﬁng industry
Need CA$H Today? Own a vehicle? Borrow up to $25,000. Snapcarcash.com 604-777-5046
RESTAURANT STAFF Indian Bombay Bistro, a new and modern Indian Restaurant at 7558 - 6th Street, Burnaby, B.C. requires following F/T staff
CURRY COOK menu design and planning, back cooking for banquets, labour & food cost control and kitchen staff supervision and training. Salary $17/hr.
All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. 778-998-7505 or 604-961-7505
Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222
FT Head Baker, Kam Mun Bakery, Burnaby, 3y Korean,Western baking exp. $18-25/H, 604-809-2576, email@example.com
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. Min. 6 months of exp. as a Kitchen Helper. Salary $12/hr.
FIVE STAR ROOFING
If I can’t do it It can’t be done
HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES
RESTAURANT MANAGER Plan budgets, direct restaurant operations, be responsible for staff development & schedules, make sure that compliance with employment standards, safety and health procedures are met, handle customer complaints. Minimum 2 years experience. Salary $18.50/hr
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
HOME IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry, painting, drywall, tiles Quality work - reasonable price Martin 778-355-5840
YARD PERSON Must have class 5 license & minimum grade 12. Start Immediately! Pension Plan & Extended Beneﬁts. Please e-mail mike@ megacranes.com or fax resume 604-599-5250
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
2000 F350 - 2WD, V10, gas eng. long box. S-cab. 146,000 kms. $7000/firm. (604)538-4883
A32 NewsLeader Friday, March 28, 2014
Catch a White Spot tradition. Halibut is back on the menu at White Spot! Sourced from Pacific waters, our crispy tempura battered halibut is served with creamy coleslaw and ‘endless’ signature fries cut from fresh BC Kennebec potatoes. It’s a tradition worth catching. On now for a limited time.
and tasty traditions
Valid after 11am at participating White Spot Restaurants until April 13, 2014. Not to be combined with any other promotional offer. Plus taxes.
NORTH RD & LOUGHEED 4075 North Road 604-421-4620
KINGSWAY BURNABY 5550 Kingsway 604-434-6668
MARINE & BYRNE 7519 Market Crossing 604-431-5100
LOUGHEED & GILMORE 4129 Lougheed Hwy. 604-299-4423
NEW WESTMINSTER 610 - 6th Street 604-522-4800
KENSINGTON SQUARE 6500 Hastings Street 604-299-2214
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