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Two people were taken away in ambulances after a car flipped onto its roof on Fourth Street last Friday afternoon. The single-vehicle accident happened on a steep incline between Royal Avenue and Agnes Street about 1:15 p.m. Police said the vehicle was going down the hill in the wrong lane, hit a support wire for a utility pole causing it to flip onto its roof. The NWPD also said both occupants of the vehicle suffered minor injuries. The cause remains under investigation but alcohol isn’t believed to be a factor.

U.S. luring charge follows local complaint Family complaint passed on to FBI in United States A complaint from a New Westminster family has led to a 20-year-old man being indicted on child pornography charges in Pennsylvania. New Westminster police said the family contacted them about

their 13-year-old daughter and inappropriate images that were being sent over the Internet by an unknown American. After doing an initial investigation they turned over what they found out to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

announced Taylor Bzdyr of Clark’s Summit, Penn., has been indicted on charges of producing child pornography and online enticement of a minor. According to U.S. Attorney Peter Smith, a Scranton, Penn. grand jury alleges Bzdyr used a computer and cellphone to persuade the teenager to perform sexual acts via Skype

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The New Westminster board of education plans to approve a budget for the 2014-15 school year by the end of April. But that’s much too late for some parents. The school district announced a timeline for its budget process last week. It will involve not only balancing the budget but also beginning to make up for the $5-million deficit it has accumulated. The process involves three regular board meetings and two public sessions, with a final decision April 29. “To be completely honest, trying to understand the process and the rationale for the process is very confusing to me and most parents,” said New Westminster secondary parent advisory council (PAC) chair Stephen Bruyneel. “Maybe we’re looking through a small lens (at NWSS) … [but] why not give us a ballpark budget?” please see suPerintendent, a3


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CITYPAGE CHILD & YOUTH FRIENDLY COMMUNITY STRATEGY If you have children aged 0 to 17 years, the City of New Westminster would like to hear from you. The City and the Society for Children and Youth of BC are seeking your input to develop a Child and Youth Friendly Community Strategy. This strategy will inform the future design and development of the city and will help ensure that neighbourhoods better meet the needs of children, youth and families. To complete the survey, please visit: surveymonkey.com/s/HV676D3

VANCOUVER FOUNDATION’S NEIGHBOURHOOD SMALL GRANT PROGRAM The Vancouver Foundation’s Neighbourhood Small Grant Program is now active in New Westminster. The intention of this program is to connect and engage community members at the neighbourhood level by providing individual community members with small amounts of money to develop their ideas. Examples can include a block party, a book exchange, a community garden, a local food potluck, a seniors appreciation event, etc.

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COUNCIL MEETINGS Monday, March 24 No Council Meeting Please note that council meetings are now video streamed online at www.newwestcity.ca.

For more information, please visit www.neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca or contact Family Services of Greater Vancouver at 604-525-9144. The deadline to apply for the first application intake is April 7, 2014.

For more information, contact John Stark, Senior Social Planner, City of New Westminster, 604-515-3777.

FOURTH STREET OVERPASS CONSTRUCTION - TEMPORARY FRONT STREET CLOSURES Construction on the Fourth Street Overpass will begin Monday, March 24, 2014 and continue until the Fall of 2014. During this time, there will be intermittent road closures along Front Street, between East Columbia Street and Columbia Street, to westbound traffic. Westbound traffic will be rerouted temporarily to Columbia Street during these periods. Local access will be maintained throughout the construction period and affected businesses will receive advance notification before road closures take place. For updates on the Fourth St Pedestrian Overpass project and upcoming road closures, please visit www.newwestcity.ca/fourthstreetoverpass, or contact the Engineering Department at 604-527-4592.

GLENBROOKE NORTH RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION MEETING Thursday, March 27, 2014 New Westminster Public Library, 716 6th Ave. upstairs in the Plaskett Room 6:45 pm registration; meeting starts at 7:00 pm. Agenda: Pedestrian Safety in Glenbrooke North Help us map our neighbourhood and prioritize trouble areas • vehicular traffic; high risk areas; streets, sidewalks, crosswalks and lighting Harvest Box A 10 pound box of fruit and vegetables will be given away to a GN resident attending the meeting.

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. For more information, please contact Engineering Operations at 604-526-4691.

VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION FOR YOUTH March 29th, 2014 10:00 am - 12:00 pm New Westminster Youth Centre, 620 Eighth Street Interested in volunteering with New Westminster Parks, Culture & Recreation Department? This is the workshop for you! We will share valuable information and training so you will be ready to volunteer in our vibrant, exciting, fun department. The orientation will provide information on volunteering at City Special Events, the Youth Centre at Moody Park, Queen’s Park Petting Farm, Moody Park Arena, Century House, Queensborough Community Centre as well as at other facilities and general events and programs. Students will receive two hours’ volunteer credit for attending.

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Author inspired by tales from ‘the other side’ New Westminster doc pens novel about Eastern front based on father’s stories Grant Granger

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Robert Hirzer didn’t know much about his father’s Second World War experiences fighting for “the other side.” When he did find out, though, a novel was born. “I just always thought that would make a great book,” says Hirzer of his father’s stories. Karl Hirzer was an Austrian conscripted into the Nazi German army and trained as a mountain trooper. His unit was never used for that purpose, spending the war on the Eastern front. He didn’t talk much about those years to young Robert. But in the last decade or so the stories started to tumble out of him. Hirzer loves fiction. He loves to read it. He loves to write it. The family physician and New Westminster resident has written many unpublished short stories. “Sometimes in medicine there isn’t always an

opportunity for creativity,” says Hirzer. His father’s recollections inspired Hirzer to write a novel based on the stories. He calls The Last Plane a “fictionalized memoir” which he has self-published. After the war, Karl Hirzer spent a couple of years in Soviet prisoner of war camps before moving to Canada. He settled in the heavily German Kitchener-Waterloo area of Ontario where Robert and his siblings grew up. Karl worked in construction and also made furniture, some of which Robert still has in his Queens Avenue home. Most of Hollywood’s history of the Second World War focuses on the Allies and their exploits on the Western front. Hirzer says they were hard to watch for his dad. “My father would leave the room when those shows were on (TV) and not talk about those things,” recalls Hirzer. “My father was a good man.” In his later years, Hirzer’s father talked of the hardships on the Eastern front. He spoke of harsh winters and cruel conditions. “It was just a horrific conflict,” says Hirzer.

side,” says Hirzer. up. Those anecdotes have Hirzer, 59, retired from evolved for Robert into a his Coquitlam practice last fictional yarn about a poor October but still fills in for family with five children in other doctors when needed. Austria between the world But he doesn’t expect he’ll wars. be doing another novel The storyline intertwines anytime soon. with those of their “I much prefer the descendants in Canada and writing process to the elsewhere. Hirzer says it’s a marketing process,” says mix of historical romance, Hirzer. “I haven’t bet the adventure and mystery. farm on this, and haven’t “By making it fiction quit my day job. It’s just there are fun getting a few a story out advantages,” there you feel It was a story that just says Hirzer. wasn’t told on the other passionate “With about.” side. fiction you His sister can get into a character’s loves the book, and his spry head and create more of an 84-year-old mother keeps interest that way. It’s just “flogging it to her friends,” more readable.” says Hirzer. Hirzer says he was Unfortunately, although also inspired by advice his father knew he New Westminster author was writing a book he Annabel Lyon gave during developed dementia and a talk. died in December at the age “She said write 200 of 92. words a day. If you follow The soft cover book is that rule you start to layer available at amazon.com things together bit by bit,” and at Renaissance Books says Hirzer. “It starts to on Sixth Street. Ebook pour out of you.” versions are also available Hirzer worked with at amazon.ca (Kindle) and an editor for six months kobobooks.com (Kobo). to strengthen his novel. An official book launch is He decided to publish it at the New Westminster himself when two of the Public Library on Saturday, five publishing houses he April 12, 3 to 5 p.m. sent the book to went belly

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Robert Hirzer, a retired family physician, has written a novel, The Last Plane, inspired by his father’s experiences as an Austrian conscripted into the German Army and fighting on the Eastern front during the Second World War. Karl Hirzer moved to Canada after the war and as a hobby made furniture, some of which Robert has in his New Westminster home including this box.

Karl told him about the Seige of Leningrad, which lasted 28 months. Hirzer says it was “terrible for both sides.” “Not many returned to Austria. A lot of them

succumbed to starvation and disease,” says Hirzer. Two of Karl’s brothers were not heard from. “They just didn’t come back. It was a story that just wasn’t told on the other

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In January, the PAC called for the district to produce a projected budget by mid-February. They wanted the board to decide which programs would survive and which wouldn’t so parents could plan for the next school year. Bruyneel said it’s already too late for some parents to switch

school districts. He noted, for example, deadlines for International Baccalaureate in others districts have passed. The district said in January it couldn’t draw up a budget until the province determines its funding. But Bruyneel said they should have been able to come up with a good estimate. Bruyneel said he met with

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The provincial push for a producer-pay recycling system is based on the concept of charging manufacturers whose products contribute to the waste stream, such as plastic packaging. But the soon to become government-mandated program is going to penalize some unfairly, including citizens. And it’s debatable whether the new system will achieve its environmental goals, while driving up costs for consumers. They will effectively pay the cost of recycling twice, as producers build the price of the MMBC program into their products, and taxpayers foot the bill for curbside pickup. Although the MMBC collection system may have benefits for communities that currently do not have adequate curbside recycling programs, it is not needed in cities like Burnaby and New Westminster, which have been achieving high rates of waste diversion through their own recycling and compost collection. Some cities are holding out on joining MMBC for the time being – and that comes at a cost, since MMBC will provide no subsidy for communities whose programs don’t conform to their standards. Others are signing on reluctantly, while devising ways of maintaining current levels of curbside service. Maintaining the current program is good for the environment, and residents who receive curbside pickup of glass containers and other recyclables that MMBC would not collect. Re-educating those residents about what can and can’t be placed into blue boxes for recycling will be a considerable expense for municipalities, which also face hefty fines if loads of recyclables are contaminated by more than three per cent of other materials. This is a program that needs to be put on hold and reconsidered in its entirety. —Abbotsford News/Black Press

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Green machine gathers in B.C. VICTORIA – Canada’s sleek, imported green propaganda machine rolled into the capital last week for a couple of days of meetings. You wouldn’t have heard about it, because they didn’t stage any protests or press conferences. Instead they met quietly with selected reporters as well as politicians from both sides of the aisle. They didn’t invite me for some reason, but from what I can gather, it was a friendly networking session. When I speak of our U.S.directed environmental  movement, many people still don’t know what I mean. They see the sign-waving on TV and assume it’s all spontaneous, driven by passionate volunteers. Nuke the Whales for Jesus, as we used to joke in the 1970s. It’s an industry now, and as with our automotive industry, Canada is a branch plant of the U.S.  The Victoria event was an annual conference called Organizing for Change, sponsored by Tides Canada. Thanks mainly to the work of B.C. researcher Vivian Krause, this offshoot of the U.S. Tides Foundation now at least identifies

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itself while it pulls B.C.’s political strings. Organizing for Change currently includes Ecojustice, Greenpeace, Sierra Club B.C., ForestEthics Advocacy, ForestEthics Solutions, Georgia Strait Alliance, Dogwood Initiative, Pembina Institute, West Coast Environmental Law, Wildsight and Seattle-based Conservation Northwest. Tides is itself a front for wealthy charitable foundations based mostly in Seattle and California, funded by billionaires who see “saving” B.C. as their personal eco-project. Their hired activists met with Environment Minister Mary Polak to discuss her justintroduced Water Sustainability Act. This was to demand heavy fees and choking regulations on water used for “fracking,” that nefarious gas drilling technology so demonized in fake documentaries and celebrity protests.

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Fond memories of Mr. Gair Re: Long-time NWSS hoop coach dies (NewsLeader, March 14) It was a pleasure to be associated with Bob. He was an exemplary role model and mentor. Honoured to have known him. Christman Lee •••••

If he had to go, he could not have planned it any better. I was always so Proud to have him for my brother. Joyce Gair Wareham •••••

My fondest memories of Mr. Gair, were in grade 8-9 PE class when I would be running the infamous figure-eight run, and all I would hear from behind was “Let’s get a move on, Mr. Wood,” as he would be chasing me. Brad Wood

I work at Northview Golf and Country Club. My Wife and I have known Carol and Bob for about 20 years. Bob Gair and his friends golfed at ••••• Northview once a week I met Bob in 1964 when during the season. Every week I I joined the phys ed staff would look forward to chatting at Vincent Massey. We with him and his group. We always joked around as Bob had became good friends and our families spent vacations quite the sense of humour. You and time together. Bob was a will dearly be missed my friend. Dave and Marena Dyke hardworking, generous and honest man. He will be missed. ••••• Ron Homen Bob was so loved and will ••••• be missed by so many. He was He will be missed by those of golfing, he had just parred the us he touched and always had 14th hole and dropped on the a moment to listen to us when 15th... He did not suffer !

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Creating inclusive workplaces in New Westminster Many of us have been in taxis driven by former doctors and engineers – highly skilled people who could not find work in their professions after coming to Canada. Perhaps you know a barista who was once an accountant or a floor cleaner who formerly polished teeth. Finding any sort of employment is an important part of immigrating to a new country. Securing a position appropriate to your education and training is even more critical in the integration process. Immigrants can readily access programs designed for job seekers. But how receptive and welcoming are employers when it comes to hiring immigrants? Led by MOSAIC and the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce, the Welcoming and Inclusive New West (WINs) Inclusive Workplaces project set out to answer this question over the past year. The group conducted interviews, focus groups, and an online survey. They asked about practices related to everything from recruitment and hiring to integration in the workplace and retention of employees. And they also learned the facts: new immigrants are expected to fill many of the job openings in New Westminster Mustafa saMi/Contributed over the next 20 years in such areas as health care, education, It was an inspiring day at Century House last month when New Westminster Welcoming and Inclusive (WINs) hosted a celebration of the financial services, and large retail. work achieved over the past year. More than 380 people came out to enjoy everything from lion dancers and henna body painting to turban tying and drum circles.

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some employers maintain contact But the research also identified with immigrant specific employment serious obstacles, including services. government immigration policies not One employer adjusts the interview targeted or quick enough to find the process and uses visual aids to required employees. overcome language barriers. And also, the fact many local Another provides cross-cultural businesses are unaware how best in-house training to improve staff to attract, train, and retain new awareness of cultural differences and immigrant language employees. barriers, QuiCk Wins QuiCk Wins Key New while a Some ways local Westminster Major employers in New third grants businesses adapt: West have shared their employers special leaves • Free ESL classes expertise about what came for religious has worked, and the • Cross-cultural training challenges as they strive together to holidays, • adjusting interview to be inclusive. act as an provides a process Advisory prayer room, Committee, providing input and and offers free ESL classes. guidance for the Inclusive Workplaces These are just a few steps employers project. can take to integrate immigrants WINs was fortunate enough to successfully. attract Fred Pagotto from Lowe’s, To further this kind of thinking, the Vicki Shillington from Douglas Mustafa saMi/Contributed WINs planning table has developed In addition to speeches, the WINs celebration in February included a community drum circle led by Lyle Povah from a comprehensive self-assessment tool College, Joanna Whalley from Westminster Savings, Jalpa Ruparelia Drumming and Health. and a list of helpful resources for from TransLink, Patrick Service from This group met monthly to discuss wonderful things they are already doing to New Westminster employers who want to Kruger and Laurie Sing from Immigrant real-life examples of business challenges include immigrants in their businesses. improve their Human Resource practices Services Society of BC. and solutions, and shared some of the To recruit skilled immigrant workers, in hiring immigrants.


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Local institutions, such as schools, the healthcare system, and local organizations are essential to the integration of newcomers to the community. Public spaces reflect social inclusion where local authorities and service representatives can promote the integration of immigrants. Equal access to public services and employment opportunities inform newcomers’ success in forming intercultural relationships and reduce their perception of discrimination in the community. The Welcoming Spaces Project of the WINs initiative was lead by Family Services of Great Vancouver (FSGV) in partnership with MOSAIC. This project provided a positive, structured opportunity for an assessment team of New Westminster immigrant residents, local agencies, and institutions to learn more about creating welcoming and

inclusive environments in the city. An assessment tool was developed and tested to provide first impressions and further feedback on how welcoming institutional facilities appear to immigrants. This tool will be made available for institutions to assess their own spaces. The project components included: • Three focus groups and two training sessions • The development of the Welcoming Spaces assessment tool • Seven assessment visits to participating agencies and organizations • Seven individual confidential reports and one general report To create dialogues that encourage conditions that welcome and integrate newcomers, representatives of the Welcoming Spaces immigrant assessment team

also prepared a series of presentations for government representatives and main stakeholders on the assessments’ results and recommendations. The following were considered the main characteristics of public spaces that welcome immigrants: • promotes human contact and multicultural activities • is safe and accommodating for English language learners • has design and visual features that reflect community diversity • promotes involvement • reflects the local culture • is well maintained • has a unique or special character • has patient, supportive staff who promote a climate of cultural sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect. They are also knowledgeable about the different resources to assist immigrant clients.

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How do we create Receptive Communities? The third element of the WINs initiative, the Receptive Communities project, created a community dialogues toolkit to provide guidance that will facilitate awareness-building, intercultural relations and mutual trust. The toolkit allows participants to find what they have in common through individual perceptions, shared feelings and personal experiences. In November 2013 Family Services of Greater Vancouver, in partnership with Immigrant Services Society of BC, used the toolkit to implement a series of community dialogues named “Common Ground Circles”. The dialogues focused on four different social groups in New Westminster—seniors, men, women and youth—and incorporated best practices for engaging the community in order to build broader support for newcomers living in New

Westminster. The dialogues created space for real listening and understanding, and provided opportunities for all New West residents—newcomers, refugees, naturalized Canadians and native-born Canadians—to create long-term and positive relationships. The Common Ground Circles turned the shared immigrant stories and experiences into an informational tool, developing sympathy and connection among participants. As a result, nonimmigrant residents left with positive thoughts about their understanding and appreciation of their immigrant neighbours. A video series of the community dialogues highlighting the stories shared and connections made can be viewed at: http://bit.ly/ commongroundscircle

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A turban-tying demonstration was included in the New Westminster WINs celebration at Century House last month. There was also a showcase of 20 photos from the Through the Lens photography contest revolving around the theme of what a welcoming and inclusive community looks like. And at the end of the day’s event, Saja Agha received the People’s Choice Award for her photo Planting Diversity. You can view the photos on the second floor of the New Westminster Public Library during the month of March. For more information on the event or WINS visit www.facebook. com/newwestwins. Mustafa saMi/Contributed

Who’s involved in Wins? The Welcoming and Inclusive New West partner table includes participants of the following organizations: City of New Westminster: City Council, Development Services, Economic Development, Parks, Culture and Recreation Douglas College Elizabeth Fry Society Family Services of Greater Vancouver Fraserworks Immigrant Services of BC Lower Mainland Purpose Society MOSAIC New Westminster Chamber of Commerce S.U.C.C.E.S.S. School District #40 Umbrella Coop Western Society for Children


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Starting the spring cleaning

A good starting place when doing a spring decluttering is to take a good look at your closets and other storage systems.

By Kerry Vital Spring has arrived, and the time-honoured tradition of spring cleaning can begin. The best place to start might be your closet. If you’re not sure where to start, having a professional come in and take a look might be a good option. “We see our closet every day and it can be overwhelming,” says Michelle Carnaby, manager

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The Georgie Awards are presented by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association. Many first-time winners took home the golden statue this year at the gala ceremony, which honoured the best in both new home construction and renovations. Brian Dennehy photo

Georgie Award winners take home the gold The best in British Columbia’s residential construction industry are honoured at the annual Georgie Awards. By Kerry Vital Taking home a little golden statue isn’t just for Oscar winners. On Feb. 1, British Columbia’s best residential builders, renovators, designers and marketers were honoured with their own golden prizes at the Georgie Awards. The Georgie Awards are presented by the

Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC, and recognize the best of the best in B.C.’s residential home construction industry. “The excellent work from the winners – and indeed all the finalists – demonstrates that B.C. is truly the leader when it comes to innovative design and quality construction,” says CHBA BC President Rob Capar. This year’s gala ceremony took place at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, emceed by broadcaster Wayne Cox. Among this year’s big winners was Portrait Homes, who took home five awards. “We have an incredibly talented team that design and build great homes in fantastic

communities,” says Robert Grimm, principal at Portrait. “I couldn’t be more proud of our team for their continued dedication and commitment to being the best they can be!” Portrait was honoured with the Customer Choice Georgie Awards, as well as the awards for Single Family Production Home Builder of the Year and Residential Community of the Year and Best Landscape Design for Hampstead in Maple Ridge. “Potential home owners can be confident in purchasing a Portrait home,” says Grimm. “We are dedicated to looking after our home owners

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‘B.C. is truly the leader when it comes to innovative design and quality construction’ “ from page. 15 1 the way they deserve to be looked after.” Adera Development Corporation also went home a winner, with awards for Best Multi-Family Low Rise Development for Sail at the University of British Columbia and Multi-Family Home Builder of the Year. Solterra Developments was also well-represented at the Georgies, with their awards for Best Project Identity, Best Multi-Family Kitchen – New and Best Interior Design Display Suite – Single-Family or Multi-Family, all for Keefer Block in Vancouver. Talisman Homes took home the Best Single Family Home up to 2,000 Square Feet under $500,000 for their home at Tsawwassen Springs, while first-time winner Saiya Developments Ltd. received the Best Single Family Home over 2,000 Square Feet under $750,000 award. Another first time winner, Alchemy Construction Ltd., took home the award for Best Townhouse Development for their Lonsdale Contemporary project in North Vancouver. Epta Properties received the Best Multi-Family High-Rise Development award for their condominium project Avra in White Rock. Forge Properties was also a big winner at the Georgies, with four awards for Best Advertising Campaign, Best Sales Centre, Best Salesperson of the Year in New Home Construction for Adriana Cikojevic and Marketing Campaign of the Year, all for their condominium project Royce. Among the renovators honoured at the Georgies was Shakespeare Homes for Best Residential Renovation over $800,000 for their Mountain Highway project in North Vancouver and reVISION Custom Home Renovations for Best Residential Renovation $500,000 to $799,999. Blackfish Homes and Construction took home the award for Best Custom Home valued under $750,000, while Tamlin Homes received the award for Best Custom Home valued between $750,000 and $1.5 million. In two of the more exciting categories of the night, Atira Women’s Resource Society won the awards for Best Innovative Feature and Best Environmental Initiative, both for their development built out of recycled shopping containers. Located in the Downtown Eastside, the homes provide safe, affordable housing for women in the neighbourhood. For a full list of winners and finalists, visit www.georgieawards.ca.

The gala awards ceremony took place at the Vancouver Convention Centre West, and was emceed by Wayne Cox. Portrait Homes was among the big winners, taking home several awards for Hampstead, below. Martin Knowles photo above, Portrait Homes photo below, Brian Dennehy photos below left and left.

Making it all make sense “ from page. 15 1 for Stor-More Closet and Blinds. “You may want to close the doors and just ignore it. Sometimes getting a fresh set of eyes is a good thing.” She suggests emptying the closet completely and taking a look at everything you’ve pulled out of it. “If you haven’t worn it in 12 months, you’re not going to wear it,” Carnaby says. “People can be sentimental about their clothes, but if you have a fresh new organizer, why would you put back something you don’t use?” Organizing a closet, or indeed almost anywhere in the home, is about more than functionality. Closet storage has come a long way from the plain white metal shelving and plastic boxes that many grew up with. Now doors, baskets, shelving, rods and racks are all available in a variety of finishes and colors. You can even find dedicated racks for ties, belts, pants and more. Shoe collectors can keep their favourite and most beautiful pairs on display while keeping the others tidied away. “You can also find pull-out laundry hampers, for example,” says Carnaby. “It’s possible to organize almost anything.” However, just because something looks good doesn’t mean it will work for everyone. “Sometimes something that looks pretty isn’t necessarily the most functional,” says Carnaby. “If you have 20 pairs of shoes, you don’t want storage for only 10. You need to have a game plan for what you’re storing.” Storage is also about more than just clothing and shoes. Carnaby says that she often sees people requesting storage for crafting materials, home decor such as holiday decorations, and wrapping paper and bows. “A professional can take your ideas and work with them,” says Carnaby. “There are so many things you can do with a closet now.” Another benefit of having a professionally organized closet is being able to get rid of furniture pieces that can clutter a room by installing drawers and shelving in the closet itself instead of having to store clothing and other items in a chest of drawers. “The possibilities are endless,” Carnaby says.

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Shakespeare Homes wins Georgie for North Vancouver renovation By Kerry Vital For North Shore builder Shakespeare Homes, winning a Georgie Award is one more feather in their cap. “We were up against some great competition,” says Mark Cooper, president of Shakespeare Homes. “This win is really a tribute to our talented staff and trades.” Cooper and his team earned the Georgie Award for Best Renovation over $800,000 for their Mountain Highway project in North Vancouver. The original home was built in the early 1960s, and came with a set of challenges. Among them were the strict rules that governed the location and height of the house, as well as regulations around the stream-side location. The original house had a broken foundation and was beginning to slide down to the creek, and the owners were looking for a change. One of the homeowners had grown up in a heritage house and wanted to include some of those details in his new home. However, new zoning rules would have required the home to be built right against the road due to setbacks from the stream and boundaries of the property. Shakespeare Homes went to the city of North Vancouver and learned that they could re-build the home right where it stood. “The Georgie committee appreciated that we were working with many restrictions,” says Cooper. “It takes more than pretty pictures to win a Georgie.” Inspired by the actual 1880s architecture of the original neighbourhood, Shakespeare Homes added a third storey to the house, and incorporated hand-cut granite

stonework, double-exposure cedar shingles and exposed rafters and soffits, among other heritage details. “We were also working with an eye to building green,” Cooper says. Among the environmental initiatives in the new home is a natural storm water treatment system that collects runoff, filters it and releases it back into the creek. Shakespeare Homes also built a detached garage with its own heritage-

style architecture. It looks like a carriage house, with its own heat, power and bathroom, and features a vaulted cathedral-framed ceiling. “This home is a real testament to the high quality that Shakespeare Homes provides,” says Cooper. Shakespeare Homes was also a finalist in the Best Residential Renovation $300,000 to $499,999 category for a project in Deep Cove.

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Where to splurge and where to save in your kitchen renovation By Kerry Vital Home renovations can be costly, to both your time and your wallet. But not everything has to be top-dollar. Many local experts have plenty of ideas for where you should splurge and where you should save. Kitchens and bathrooms are often two of the most expensive renovations in the home, as well as probably being the rooms used the most. You might be hesitant to choose less expensive options for either space, but it’s the surfaces that you really wouldn’t want to cut corners on. “People use their countertops every day,” says Aaron Woods, marketing manager for FLOFORM Countertops. “You want to spend money on the things you see every day.” Sheryn Calvert of Calvert Design Studio says that the biggest splurge in a home should be the technology, especially when it comes to kitchen appliances. “Steam ovens are a new way of cooking,” she says. “The food retains more flavour, and you can cook multiple items in a steam oven without transferring the flavours and scents between them. It’s a healthier way of cooking.”

It’s also best to splurge on the items that you care the most about. Do you love the look of elegant built-in cabinetry or the most up-to-date stainless-steel appliances, for example? The things that make you smile are worth leaving a bit of extra room in the budget for. Calvert also recommends purchasing items that will make your life easier, whether it’s a gadget that you’ll use every day or a storage solution to keep your counters clutter-free. “You want to get things out of your sight,” she says. These things don’t have to be expensive, but any time savings are well worth the cost, especially first thing in the morning. Calvert’s biggest tip for saving in the home is a well-known adage. “I’m a big advocate of reduce, reuse, Keeping your kitchen clutter-free can be one of the best investments you can make recycle,” says Calvert. “Reuse and refresh in your kitchen, along with the things you see every day such as countertops and items that you want to bring to life again.” cabinetry. FLOFORM photo above, Cutler Kitchen and Bath photo below.

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Shedding some light on a bright situation By Kerry Vital Like most home decor items, lighting has changed over the years. Gone are the yellowgold fixtures, mood lighting and lava lamps. Instead, something much more modern is taking shape. “LED is the hottest topic in lighting right now,” says Jim Ormshaw, lighting product specialist for the Robinson Group. “I’ve been in the business for 30 years and I have never seen so much conversation on one topic.” LED bulbs, or Light-Emitting Diode, are more energy-efficient than older bulbs, and have a much longer lifespan. They emit less heat, and Ormshaw notes that they have a much better colour now than they did in the past, as well as are capable of being dimmed. The rise in LED has influenced lighting design, especially with the generous rebates offered by the B.C. government when homeowners swap their old lightbulbs for the Among the trends in lighting this year are the rise of LED bulbs, new style. plenty of sparkle and polished metals. “It really makes sense to switch them out,” The Lighting Warehouse photos above and below right, Robinson Lighting and says Ormshaw. Something that homeowners Bath photo above right. need to keep in mind is that the 100-watt incandescent bulb will no longer be available in British Columbia once the current supplies in fixtures that will use LED bulbs.” stores are exhausted, along with the 75-watt. Homeowners are Antique-style bulbs with an exposed still able to purchase 60-watt and 40-watt bulbs for now, but filament, often called Edison bulbs, are also those will also be banned at the end of 2014. seeing a resurgence. “We feel that LED bulbs will replace the compact fluorescent “We’re seeing them in regular fixtures and bulbs,” says Sub Ketchen, owner of The Lighting Warehouse. old-fashioned ones as well,” says Ketchen. “It’s “They’re really making great strides and represent energy a great vintage look.” savings for the consumer.” Edison bulbs are available in a variety of Because LED bulbs have a 20- to 25-year life span, Ormshaw designs, from the traditional lightbulb shape notes that they are great for hotels and other businesses, as well to orbs to cylinder styles. as high-traffic areas in the home that will need the lights on Ormshaw has noticed a return to a more frequently. vintage look himself when it comes to “The price for LED bulbs is dropping dramatically,” says Ormshaw. “Right now there is a big race to manufacture “ more page. 20 10


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New colours and textures are popular for spring decor 15 “ from page.1

It’s also the best way to add a pop of colour if you’re not sure of how it will look. Changing a pillow or drapery can be a lot less expensive than purchasing a brand-new chair or sofa in the season’s latest colour that may no longer be popular in a year. “Switching out toss cushions and throws to a bright vibrant colour is a simple and cost-effective way to brighten up your space,” says Antonich. “Wallpaper is also an instant game changer.” Wallpaper has come a long way since the fussy florals and patterns everyone shudders at the thought of. Now, you’ll find plenty of options for any taste, from muted stripes to bold patterns and textures. When it comes to decor, old textures are new again. “We’ve come full circle with 60s Mod textures,” says Calvert. “It’s coming back in a big way.” She’s also seeing a return to velvet, though this one is different than the ones many saw growing up. “It’s a velvet with no sheen, sort of a matte finish,” she says. “We’re also seeing more sophisticated fabrics like wools and other suiting fabrics.” Patterns are also going back in time, with herringbone Among the trends for spring this year are pops of colour, herringbone patterns showing up in many applications, including flooring, fabrics and and shades of pink, orchid and blue. stone, among others. Photos submitted by Calvert Design Studio “We’re still seeing a lot of eclectic design,” says Antonich. “A mix of modern, traditional and rustic with an international flair.” “We’re also seeing big architectural lights, like pendant lights,” says Calvert. “They’re simple, refined and not fussy.” Even the metals used in home decor are changing. “Copper and brass metals are coming back,” Calvert says. “But you have to be really careful with that. You don’t want to put in brass faucets in the kitchen for example. You have to use them in a refined, very selective way.” She recommends adding the metals as an accent on a piece of furniture. She recently saw a copper sink that she describes as “stunning” as well as a copper hood fan. “You wouldn’t do the whole house,” she says. “It’s also a more subdued metal than in the past. It’s more of a soft matte brass rather than the shiny one we had before.” Antonich is also seeing a return to old-fashioned metals such as copper, gold and rose gold. “Gold hardware in the kitchen including hood fans” is something new for spring, she says. In the bedroom, Antonich suggest crisp white linens to enhance the airy feeling of a room that should be made for relaxation. Decluttering is the best way to renew your home for spring, Calvert says. “Spring is about rebirth and renewal,” she says. “A William Morris quote that I like is ‘Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful and believe to be beautiful.’ I think that says it all. You want your home to be a refuge.”

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Traditional and contemporary combine in countertop design By Kerry Vital One of the big decisions to be made when renovating or building a kitchen is the countertop. It’s one of the first things you notice in a kitchen, and the most-used surface in the house. But like anything else in your home, countertops are subject to changing trends. “Stone is the biggest trend right now,” says Aaron Woods, marketing manager for FLOFORM Countertops. “We’re seeing a lot of granite and quartz lately.” Woods attributes this to the style and hardness of the product, which can take more wear and tear than other materials. Natural products are also popular due to the ability to be completely different from one piece of stone to the next. “With natural stone, every shipment is different,” says Amit Thale, director for Aeon Stone + Tile. “There’s a uniqueness to that.” “The organic and natural look has a big presence,” Woods says. “We’re seeing a return to more natural patterns.” Classic colours such as greys, whites and taupes are still popular, Thale says, with more of Like most items, countertops are subject to trends. It’s important to consult a professional an emphasis on the white and grey side. when choosing a countertop and ensuring it fits with the other elements in your kitchen “White and grey offer homeowners the clean, such as cabinetry and flooring. simple lines they’re looking for,” says Domenic Aeon Stone + Tile photo above, Caesarstone photo above right, FLOFORM Countertops photo right Oppedisano, chief operating officer for “People tend to stick with classic colours in their countertops,” Caesarstone. “We’re also seeing thinner edges Woods says. “The bright and bold tends to be in the paint, which is and thinner countertops in general. This gives the homeowner the an easier application and less expensive.” clean look they’re looking for.” When homeowners are replacing a countertop or choosing He also notes the increase in waterfall-style countertops, which pour over the edge of a section of cabinets or kitchen island and reach something for a new home, Thale recommends bringing cabinetry and flooring samples as well, to ensure the entire room is cohesive. to the floor. Something else to keep in mind is to always work with a certified “Contemporary style is getting stronger and stronger,” says Peter Raimondi, branch manager for White-Wood Distribution Vancouver. countertop professional who can advise you on your options and work with you to find the perfect countertop for your home that “People are looking for clean lines and no clutter of any kind.” also fits your style and budget. As in most home items, trends in countertop design come and “The kitchen is the centrepiece of the home,” says Raimondi. go. Thale notes that a past popular style was speckled granite, but he “You want something that’s easy to maintain and is functional.” rarely sees homeowners choosing that anymore.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 NewsLeader A23

Port strike begins to bite industries, jobs Stone cites layoffs at multiple tradedependent firms Jeff Nagel Black Press

Transportation Minister Todd Stone says workers in far-flung industries across B.C. are facing layoffs because of the continuing strike by Metro Vancouver’s container port truckers. “The stories are coming in fast and furious,” Stone said Monday. “Canada’s largest port cannot continue to be disrupted as it has been for the last 10 days.” Stone said 142 workers have been temporarily laid off at Aspen Planers in Merritt, because the mill has been unable to ship finished lumber by container. And he said layoffs are also beginning or anticipated at various Lower Mainland manufacturers that can’t get components they import – including one plant in Richmond – as well as at mines in the Kootenays and northeastern B.C.

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because of a lack of rail cars to ship ore. “It’s the British Columbia economy that’s on the pointy end of the stick. It’s primarily jobs in British Columbia that are being compromised today.” Stone defended a 14-point federalprovincial action plan – rejected by truckers Sunday – as one he believes will address their concerns. Union reps want more information and complained the two governments are refusing to negotiate. Stone said the plan will take time to roll out and truckers must

go back to work in the meantime. Asked if Ottawa should legislate a return to work, Stone said he encourages federal officials “to consider any and all options they feel are appropriate.” Port Metro Vancouver has also signalled it could suspend or terminate the port access permits of truckers who refuse to get back behind the wheel. Stone said the province is working as quickly as possible to implement the two of 14 action items that are within provincial jurisdiction.

The plan includes various reforms to raise rates or compensate drivers for unpaid wait times, deter rate undercutting and extend terminal operating hours into the evenings. Achieving a deal is complicated because truckers don’t technically negotiate with the port or the two governments, but with the 150 different trucking companies that actually pay them. jnagel@blackpress.ca

Transportation Minister Todd Stone says container port truckers can’t wait until a government action plan is fully implemented before returning to work.

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A24 NewsLeader Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The BC Government is proposing to offload the province’s world-class recycling programs, run by local municipalities, to an association led by big multi-national corporations. The idea is that we’ll get a better, more efficient program that costs taxpayers less.

Currently, BC homeowners only pay, on average, $35 a year for curbside recycling. Under the proposed regime, you’ll pay more. Every time you bring home a pizza, buy toilet paper,

Unfortunately, what we’ll really end up with is anyone’s guess.

How much more? Well, nobody’s saying.

The association isn’t guaranteeing that we’ll get a better program, or even one as good as the current Blue Box program already in place. Since the association is led by big businesses outside of BC, many of whom are not even headquartered in Canada, one could presume that profits will come before environmental stewardship. They usually do. They also won’t guarantee that there won’t be any job cuts here in BC.

Here’s the only thing anyone does know: we already have a Blue Box program that works, is efficient, managed locally and puts the BC environment first. So why is the BC government flipping a coin, bringing in a questionable recycling program that some of our local elected officials are already calling a “scam?”

And how is this supposed to make things better for BC?

or pretty much anything else that comes in a package, businesses will be passing their increased costs on to you.

It’s time to contact Premier Clark and ask her.

What’s going on here?

Email Christy Clark at premier@gov.bc.ca or call 250-387-1715. For more info, visit RethinkItBC.ca. #RethinkItBC. This Message is brought to you by:


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EvEnTs New Westminster Historical Society: Presentation on the theme of “Heritage Afloat” including more colourful maritime accounts, tales, and photographs. Ashleigh Hibbins from the Fraser River Discovery Centre will also talk about a new project that connects the theme to the anniversary of the start of the First World War and local river related stories. Free and everyone welcome. When: Wednesday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. Where: Auditorium, New Westminster Public Library, 716 – 6th Ave. Fur, Feathers and Feet: Listen, look and identify the signs that animals leave as they pass by. Dissect owl pellets, feed the ducks and geese, examine fur and feathers, and make a plaster track to take home. Free, all ages, drop-in event. Allow one hour to complete activities. When: Friday, March 21, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park, meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Ave. off Winston Street. Info: www.metrovancouver.org.

Mad Science: Science educators present hands-on experiments, special guests, and an amazing live show for the family this spring break. Activities and exhibits by donation. “Fire and Ice” show is a ticketed event. When: Saturday, March 22, 1-4 p.m., ticketed show 2

p.m. Where: Fraser River Discovery Centre, 788 Quayside Drive, New Westminster. Cost: Fire and Ice $7 for one adult and one child, plus $5 for each additional child. Info and tickets: 604-521-8401.

Just Duets: Just Duets is Andrea Smith and Dave Lidstone in a musical collaboration of wonderful sibling-like vocal harmonies with solid guitar accompaniment. They perform from their new CD Get On Board. When: Saturday, March 22, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Where: Renaissance Books, 43-6th Street, New Westminster. Tickets: $10 at 604-525-4566. Info: renbooks@telus. net or www.renaissancebookstore. com

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.

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For more information, please contact Project Manager Jay Porter at 604 527-3105, or by e-mail at Jay.Porter@gov.bc.ca

Floriography: New Westminster Arts Council presents Floriography: The Silent Language of Flowers, an exhibition of works by artist Grazyna Wolksi. When: Until March 29, 1-5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays. Where: Gallery in Queen’s Park, Centennial Lodge, New Westminster. Municipal Pension Retirees’ Association: The MPRA works on behalf of those receiving a municipal pension to improve benefits. Burnaby District 02 meets and welcomes new members. When: Thursday, March 27, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Bonsor Centre, Metro Sports Room, 6550 Bonsor St., Burnaby. Info: Pam, 604431-0179.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

PETS

BERNAISE MOUNTAIN DOGS CROSS TIBETAN MASTIFF PUPS Bundles of fun. $700. No Sunday calls 604-794-7633, 604-819-3349 CANE CORSO MASTIFF - pure bred pups, shots, dewormed, vet checked. Call 604-826-7634 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 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 DO YOU LOVE DOGS? We need loving foster homes for med.-lrg. sized dogs. 604.583.4237

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

P/B blue males & females. Ready to go. 1st shots & tails/dew claws done. ULTIMATE FAMILY GUARDIAN Pet homes. $1000. 604-308-5665 REG Bluenose APBT puppies for sale. Razors Edge/Gotti bloodlines, all blue/white markings. 250-8773564 or email northernflower9@hotmail.com for pics/info

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 560

MISC. FOR SALE

DISCONNECTED PHONE? National Teleconnect Home Phone Service. No One Refused! Low Monthly Rate! Calling Features and Unlimited Long Distance Available. Call National Teleconnect Today! 1-866-443-4408. www.nationalteleconnect.com.

Notice of Refund Eligibility Pursuant to a Determination by the Director of Consumer Protection BC

ACREAGE

603

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

If you feel that you may be eligible for a refund related to this Notice you may request a claim form from any branch of The Cash Store or Instaloans.

706

TRANSPORTATION

APARTMENT/CONDO

810

AUTO FINANCING

BURNABY

Park Crest Apts. 1 & 2 Bedroom Reno’d suites located in upgraded blding in cul-du-sac. Next to large green space. Incl’s heat, hot water and basic cable. Walk to Highgate mall. Quiet and clean. Cat okay. Deposit required. For viewing....

Call 604-540-6725

BURNABY

Villa Del Mar 6630 Telford Ave.

Move-In Incentive. Bright, large newly renod 2 bdrm suites for rent. $1200/m. Heat & h/w incl’d. New hardwood flrs, huge balcony. Only 2 min walk to Metrotown Mall. CALL 778-994-2334 TO VIEW! Move in TODAY! COQUITLAM

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

• DIFFICULTY SELLING? •

Call (604) 931-2670

Difficulty Making Payments? No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

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Auto Loans. All Credit Approved. Bad Credit Guru. www.badcreditguru.com or call 1.844.843.4878

830 NEW WESTMINSTER 409 Ash St. New Westminster 1 Bed. 2nd floor and 2 Bed. Penthouse available. Heat, hot water and T.V. cable included.

RENTALS

Call Manager @ Phone: 604-526-0147

RIVIERA MANOR

RENT TO OWN

700

STOP RENTING! RENT TO OWN! No Qualifications! Flexible Terms! CLOVERDALE - 60th and 176th Spacious 1 Bedroom Condo. Only $880/mo. Option Fee Req’d 604-657-9422

706

WALKER MANOR 6985 Walker Ave

APARTMENT/CONDO

1 Bdrm. from $980.00 2 Bdrm. from $1195.00 Excellent Burnaby location, walking distance to Brentwood mall & skytrain station.

1986 BMW K-75 Collector Plate 55K, MEGA UPGRADES! $4277. Cheap Insurance!! 778-773-9033

Bright large 1br for rent fully reno, available immediately very clean quite building.

845

Please Call

WOODWAY APARTMENTS

604-358-9575 750

SUITES, LOWER

COQUITLAM N: newly reno’d 2 bdrm+den g/l, 1.5bths, priv entr, lrg patio, w/d, 5 appl, ns/np. $1090/m inc util. Mar 15. 604-552-3307 NEW WEST 2 bdrm grnd level suite Avail Mar 15th or Apr 1st. NS/NP. $900/mo incl util, heat, basic cable 604-527-0599 or 604-562-7855

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

www.bcclassified.com To arrange a viewing, call Carol at 604.319.9499 436 - 7th Street New West. 1 BR, Very Clean & Quite, Extra Storage, Secured Parking, Top Floor. Near Westminster Mall, Library, and Medical Buildings. Includes Heat and Hot Water, N/S, N/P. $695/mo. Call Dan at 604-306-9111 BURNABY

GABLE GARDENS MOVE IN INCENTIVE • • • • •

Nice, clean and quiet 1 bdrm, $850-$860. Walk to Highgate Close to transit & schools Upgraded suite Cat okay On site manager

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

WE’RE ON THE WEB

MOTORCYCLES

OTHER AREAS

20 Acres. $0 Down, Only $119/mo. Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Near El Paso, Texas. Beautiful Mountain Views! Money Back Guarantee. Call 866-8825263 Ext. 81 www.sunsetranches.net

This Notice is to all persons who borrowed a payday loan from The Cash Store or Instaloans located in British Columbia during the period November 1, 2009, to March 23, 2012, and who also purchased a cash card at the time of negotiating the payday loan.

A Notice of Refund Eligibility was mailed to all clients of The Cash Store and Instaloans who negotiated a loan agreement between November 1, 2009 and March 23, 2012 who also purchased cash cards at the time of negotiating that loan agreement. The Notice of Refund Eligibility that was mailed to clients included a claim form that eligible claimants can use to verify their identity for the purposes of claiming a refund.

HOMES WANTED We Buy Homes BC • All Prices • All Situations • • All Conditions • www.webuyhomesbc.com 604-657-9422

Read this notice carefully. You may be eligible for a refund.

Pursuant to a March 23, 2012 determination by the Director of Consumer Protection BC, a related Compliance Order of the same date and a Supplemental Compliance Order dated November 30, 2012, The Cash Store and Instaloans are required to refund to all borrowers with loan agreements negotiated between November 1, 2009 and March 23, 2012, the amount of any issuance fee charged, required or accepted for or in relation to the issuance of a cash card. This Compliance Order applies only to loan agreements negotiated in the Province of British Columbia.

RENTALS

REAL ESTATE

PETS

362

FINANCIAL SERVICES

MISC. FOR SALE

FIREARMS. All types wanted, estates, collections, single items, military. We handle all paperwork and transportation. Licensed Dealer. 1.866.960.0045 www.dollars4guns.com.

627

ABC TREE MEN Pruning, Shaping, Tree Removal & Stump Grinding. 604-521-7594 604-817-8899

25 yrs in roofing industry

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560

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

2.7 all useable acres 1 km from Kamloops city limits. River and mnt views all studies complete, ready to build $299,900 (250) 318-8868

FIVE STAR ROOFING

356

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

752

TOWNHOUSES

851

TRUCKS & VANS

GUILDTOWN HOUSING CO-OP 10125 156 St. is now accepting applications for 3 bdrm Market units www.Guildtown.com for info and application, email request at: info@guildtown.com, or pick up application outside office door. PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1097/mo - $1199/mo. Shares req’d. Close to WCE, schools & shopping. No subsidy available. 19225 119th Ave. For more info & to book an appt. call 604-465-1938

TRANSPORTATION 810

2000 F350 - 2WD, V10, gas eng. long box. S-cab. 146,000 kms. $7000/firm. (604)538-4883

AUTO FINANCING

Please call 604-521-3448 for viewing.

Claim forms may also be downloaded from www.cashstore.ca or www.instaloans.ca. If you arrange to receive a claim form, your completed claim form can be submitted: • • •

By fax to Cash Card Refunds B.C. at 604-320-1655 Or by attachment to an email sent to claims@cashcardrefundbc.ca Or by mail to: Cash Card Refunds B.C. #200, 4946 Canada Way Burnaby, BC V5G 4H7

Completed claim forms are to be submitted by July 31, 2014.

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

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

Ask about our

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$

ROOM SPECIAL

CALL TODAY! 604-803-5041 www.benchmarkpainting.ca

NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Ravina Sharma, who died on the 11th day of November, 2013, are hereby required to send them to the Executor, c/o #208 - 1899 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5C 5T1, on or before the 31st day of March, 2014, after which date the said Estate will be distributed among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims that have been received. By: Adam Shee Barristers & Solicitors Hawthorne, Piggott & Company #208 - 1899 Willingdon Avenue Burnaby, BC V5C 5T1


A28 NewsLeader Wednesday, March 19, 2014

GARDEIN FROZEN MEAT ALTERNATIVES Select Varieties Assorted Sizes Product of BC

BUCHA ORGANIC LIVE KOMBUCHA BEVERAGES

DONALD’S MARKET VEGETABLE AND OKRA CHIPS Vegeable Chips 170g Okra Chips 110g

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www.donaldsmarket.com

325

250

350

ea

Assorted Varieties 16 Tea Bags Product of USA

Assorted Varieties 473 mL Product of USA

Product of Vietnam

300

YOGI TEAS

ea

SPECIALS Prices effective March 17 to 23, 2014. While quantities last. No rainchecks.

Packed with Healthy Varieties

Serving our local community since 1986

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ENTER FOR A CHANCE

TO WIN!

BRAEBURN APPLES

PRODUCE AISLE CLIF AND LUNA ENERGY BARS

Please obtain draw entry forms from Customer Service Desk. Winner will be contacted by phone. One winner per location. Draw Date: March 23rd, 2014.

3 3 for

BOSC PEARS

Product of USA

00 ea

Assorted Varieties Assorted Sizes Product of Canada

2 for350 ea

Product of England

SIMPLY WHEY - GLUTEN FREE WHEY BARS Assorted Varieties 40g Product of Canada

10 mL

2for350 ea

/lb

/lb

BACH RESCUE REMEDY NATURAL STRESS RELIEF THE SIMPLY BAR - GLUTEN FREE

69¢

69¢

Assorted Varieties Assorted Sizes Product of USA

Atlas 825 Trail Snow Shoes + Komperdell Wild Rambler Trekking Poles (Total Retail Value $199.99)

Product of USA

20 mL

ETHICAL BEAN FAIR TRADE ORGANIC COFFEE Assorted Varieties Roasted in Canada

6

50

Ground 227g

9

50

Whole Bean 340g

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March 19, 2014