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Queen’s Park was the site of some real Storm action on Saturday. See Page A15

Twin towers eyed for Quay Bosa plans 26-storey high rises next to hotel Grant Granger

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A catastrophic fire destroyed a three-storey building at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Ash Street early Friday morning. Luckily, there were no fatalities.

Blaze sparks call for sprinklers Advocacy groups says city should require installation in all apartment buildings Grant Granger

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Mandatory sprinkler system installation in New Westminster’s ubiquitous older three-storey apartment blocks has been called for following a ferocious fire last Friday morning. The blaze broke out about 1:30 a.m. at a building on the northwest corner of Ash Street and Fourth

Avenue. As New Westminster, another 24 hours Monday. Social Burnaby and Delta firefighters service agencies will work with fought the fire the building burned the individual residents to find brightly for several hours them longer-term housing. through the night until the More than 100 residents of sun rose and all that was left three nearby buildings were was smoke, smouldering walls temporarily evacuated as a and fallen balconies. precaution. It left 36 residents of A complete fire and police the building’s 31 units site investigation Saturday PUCHMAYR did not determine a cause, homeless—at least temporarily—and with said city spokesman Blair very few possessions. The province Fryer. “There’s no initial indication initially provided the residents it was purposely caused or with temporary housing for 72 otherwise.” hours, and then extended that for However, the speed at which it

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spread raised concern about the buildings, and many more like it in the city, not being required to have sprinkler systems because the apartment blocks were built before the codes required them. The only time sprinkler installation becomes required is when a building undergoes a major renovation. Noel Ouellette, co-chair of the New West chapter of the lowincome advocacy organization ACORN Canada, believes the fire highlights the need for sprinklers in all of the city’s buildings.

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Twin 26-storey towers atop a sevenstorey podium with nearly 600 residential units is being proposed for the parking lot in front of the Inn at the Quay. According to a report to council on Monday, Bosa Properties’ proposal for 1000 Quayside Drive includes 368 one-bedroom units ranging from 526 to 646 sq. ft., and 220 two-bedrooms 758 to 857 sq. ft. The project would also have commercial space at grade along with 48 units of rental housing. Bosa is proposing to provide 611 parking spaces, including 80 for the River Market, although current requirements call for provision of 974 spots. Initial plans call for only one parking floor below ground with six storeys above. Some of the parkade will be hidden by rental units, townhouses or commercial space, the report states. Please see CLOSER, A3


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CITYPAGE OPEN HOUSE: INTERSECTION UPGRADES ON EAST EIGHTH AVENUE Wednesday, February 5, 2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sapperton Pensioners’ Hall, 318 Keary St The City of New Westminster invites you to an Open House about proposed changes to two intersections: East Eighth Ave at Sherbrooke St (Devoy St/ Cherry St) and East Eighth Ave at Richmond St. Changes are proposed to traffic operations in order to improve safety at these intersections. A previous Open House was held on October 25, 2012. The purpose of this second consultation is to confirm the level of support for the proposed changes, which have been revised following feedback received from the first Open House. The feedback from this consultation will inform Council’s decision on the improvements. Your participation would be welcome as part of the consultation process. For more information on the project and to take the consultation survey online, visit newwestcity.ca

CELEBRATE FAMILY DAY IN NEW WESTMINSTER! Monday, February 10, 2014 Events organized by City of New Westminster’s Family Court Committee and New Westminster Parks, Culture & Recreation. Visit one or all of our event locations offering fun-filled activities and entertainment around town: River Market Free arts & crafts, magician show, live animals and more 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Fraser River Discovery Centre Free face-painting, panning for gold and more 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Greenhouse in Queen’s Park Tour and free arts & crafts 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Moody Park Arena Loonie skate 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm & 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Samson V Free tours 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Queen’s Park Arenex Park Free gymnastics & trampoline, all ages 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Canada Games Pool Water activities 11:30 am - 1:00 pm 1:00 pm - 8:25 pm (Reg Admission)

Queensborough Community Centre Free pancake breakfast, indoor playground, facepainting and more 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Centennial Community Centre Free fitness classes, entertainment and crafts 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Youth Centre Free family pool, bubble hockey and more 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Visit three sites and you will receive a Parks, Culture & Recreation Family Courtesy Pass. Find more detailed information on each location at newwestcity.ca, or contact 604-527-4567. We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia and our other partners:

PROPOSED CHANGES TO TRUCK ROUTE DESIGNATIONS IN NEW WESTMINSTER Open House: Truck Route Designation Changes Wednesday, February 12, 2014 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm City Hall Council Chamber, 511 Royal Avenue The City will be holding an Open House for local businesses, residents and trucking industry stakeholders.

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In conjunction with the Master Transportation Plan process, the City has been studying the role of the truck route network for regional goods movement and has identified a number of routes that could be removed to reduce community impacts while retaining alternatives for through goods movement. These changes include the removal of Royal Avenue, East Eighth Avenue and East Columbia Street north of Brunette Avenue as designated truck routes. To provide options for trucks travelling through the City, it is proposed that Stewardson Way, Brunette Avenue, Front Street and McBride Avenue would remain available as 24-hour truck routes, seven days a week, while Tenth Avenue west of McBride Avenue would remain as a daytime truck route. New Westminster businesses will not be affected by these changes, as trucks delivering to, or picking up from, local residences and businesses are still permitted to travel via the closest and most direct street route within the City. For more information, please contact the Engineering Department at 604-527-4592 or engpost@newwestcity.ca.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY FOR CLERGY (MINISTER OR REPRESENTATIVE OF PLACES OF WORSHIP) The City of New Westminster annually appoints a ministerial representative to be the Presiding Minister for city events and offer prayers at city functions. New Westminster City Council will consider this appointment for a one year term ending December 2014 at its meeting on March 17, 2014. The appointee would attend the following events: • Committee Appointments and Committee Recognition Dinner • May Day Banquet • Canada Day Celebration • Citizenship Ceremony • Remembrance Day Ceremonies If you wish to be considered for appointment as the ministerial representative, please submit your application with your resume. Applications must be received by mail, fax (604-527-4594), email (surquhart@newwestcity.ca) or hand delivered to Mayor’s Office no later than Monday, March 3, 2014. For more information, please call Sharon Urquhart , Mayor’s Office, at 604-527-4522 or email surquhart@newwestcity.ca.

HOW ARE WE DOING? Do you live in New Westminster? Are you 18 or older? Do you have opinions about crime, policing & public safety? Then the New Westminster Police Department needs to hear from you! From February 1st to February 28th, 2014, please visit www.nwpolice.org to fill out a brief anonymous survey. Survey results will help guide our police services for the next 3 years. We need your voice to do our job!

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the large structure between the two towers needs more work. The quality of the proposed pedestrian connection also needs to be improved, particularly near the McInnes overpass, according to the report. “It is critically important that this linkage be safe and inviting for pedestrians to utilize as one of the major connections between the waterfront and the rest of downtown,” said the report. In addition, more analysis of the parking requirements and the view corridors is needed. The report also noted the proposal is unclear about how much indoor amenity space will be provided. The report recommended these concerns be addressed before it goes for public consultation.

The rest would be screened, with fronts designed to blend with the rest of the residential building. In addition, Bosa is proposing to build a pedestrian connection from the McInnes Street overpass through the site to connect to the SkyTrain and the Downtown to the riverfront. The report notes the development meets the city’s density and land use plans for the area as well as providing much-needed rental units, ground-oriented housing and an environmentally friendly landscaped roof on top of the podium. However, the report, written by planner Barry Waitt, said there are still some concerns. While Bosa has improved the parking podium’s appearance from its initial proposal to city staff, the massing and design of

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Donations flood in for apartment fire victims Grant Granger

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About a half a dozen of the people who stopped by the Shiloh-Sixth Avenue United Church’s Hospitality Project took one look at the piles and piles of donations and declared, “This is what I love about New Westminster!” That’s what Coun. Jaimie McEvoy, executive director of the project, witnessed all weekend long as donations flooded in for victims of Friday’s fire in Uptown New Westminster that left 36 people homeless with only the clothes on their back. It wasn’t long before they had more than enough. Way more than enough. “The response was phenomenal, it was a fantastic response. I felt so good,” said McEvoy. Along with large bags of footwear, McEvoy counted up

56 bags of bedding, 77 boxes of household items, 61 jackets and coats, 126 bags of other clothing, three umbrellas and six toques, which should come in handy considering the chilly weather forecast this week. “This is a lot more than we need for the people in that fire,” said McEvoy. And that’s just at Shiloh. Donations were also accepted at the Salvation Army and St. Barnabas church. “We have piles of clothes and now we’re bringing in volunteers to sort them,” said Pastor Sharon Tidd on Monday morning. “The community is really coming to the rescue.” Someone brought in a brand new dish set and many more used ones were donated that were in good condition along with linens, electronics and toys. McEvoy said the three churches

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Massey Victory Heights residents are worried the volume of truck traffic rumbling through their neighbourhood could increase if any changes are made to truck routes in New Westminster. The city is proposing East Eighth and Royal avenues and East Columbia Street be removed entirely as truck routes, but that would still have to be worked out with the province. To reduce truck traffic headed to and from the Pattullo Bridge, Queen’s Park Residents Association (QPRA) have called for a total ban of trucks on Royal Avenue where like East Eighth Avenue they’re currently allowed during daylight hours. However, the Massey Victory Heights Residents Association

(MVHRA) doesn’t want the trucks to end up on East Eighth if Royal is the only one where it’s taken away. “In theory the trucks wouldn’t be able to move onto East Eighth Avenue as an alternate,” said MVHRA president Jason Lesage. “We’re keeping a close eye on the discussion the city is having with TransLink and the provincial government to ensure that our area around Massey Heights has our livability standards kept. It’s a real challenge, especially for those residents on East Eighth Avenue.” Lesage said one resident of the heavily used street has spent a lot of money sound-proofing her home because the trucks currently using East Eighth make so much noise. The MVHRA and QPRA will be out in full force next Wednesday (Feb. 12, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.) when the city holds an open house on truck route designations in the city hall’s

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CITYPAGE NOTICE OF INITIATIVE PLAN FOR THE UPTOWN NEW WESTMINSTER BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREA IT IS THE INTENTION OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NEW WESTMINSTER TO CREATE A BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREA IN UPTOWN NEW WESTMINSTER PURSUANT TO SECTION 215(2) OF THE COMMUNITY CHARTER This notice concerning the creation of a business improvement area on the Council initiative plan is given pursuant to Section 213(1) of the Community Charter. The business promotion scheme proposed to be undertaken consists of: 1. carrying out of research and the preparation of reports including measures to enhance the economic vitality of the Business Improvement Area; 2. improving, beautifying or maintaining streets, sidewalks or municipallyowned land, buildings or structures in the Business Improvement Area; 3. encouraging business interest in the Business Improvement Area by developing and maintaining a strong network of property owners for the exchange of ideas and cooperation on common initiatives; and 4. strengthening business interest in the Business Improvement Area by undertaking beautification projects and promotional initiatives including special events and by advertising and promoting existing businesses. The business promotion scheme will be designed to benefit the Uptown New Westminster Business Improvement Area shown outlined in heavy black on the map identified as “Schedule A”. The estimated cost of the business promotion scheme for the area will be $117,600 for each of the years 2014 to 2018 inclusive, in aggregate an amount not exceeding $588,000 for the five-year term of the proposed bylaw.

council chambers. Trucks would be allowed to travel through New West via Stewardson Way, Brunette Avenue, Front Street and McBride Avenue with Tenth Avenue west of McBride remaining as a daytime route. The New Westminster Chamber of Commerce is also encouraging its members to attend after many of them contacted the chamber office in the last few days worried about the changes. “Many business owners have expressed that these changes will have a negative impact on local businesses,” said the organization’s website. “There are many unanswered questions in the city’s announcement. What are their plans to increase the capacity of what would appear to be the only east-west route through New Westminster being the Stewardson Way/ Front Street/Columbia Street/ Brunette Avenue route? What are the anticipated impacts to our local businesses in New Westminster?”

100% of the cost of the business improvement scheme will be borne by the benefiting property owners in the Uptown New Westminster Business Improvement Area. Cost recovery will be in the form of a local service parcel tax, calculated on the basis of taxable frontage of the benefiting property owners, collected in the same manner and at the same time as property taxes. The local service parcel tax will be imposed for a period of five years from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2018.

Land or improvements within the Uptown New Westminster Business Improvement Area will not be subject to this levy unless they are classified, in whole or in part, as Class 5 - Light Industry, or Class 6 - Business, as defined in the Assessment Act Regulation, B.C. Reg. 438/81, as that regulation stood on October 25, 2013. The process to establish the Uptown New Westminster Business Improvement Area has been initiated by New Westminster City Council. Affected property owners have one month from the publication of this notice to indicate opposition to this program. At least half of the affected property owners, representing at least half of the assessed value of the parcels that are liable to be specially charged, must petition Council to prevent the program from proceeding. If this requirement is not met, the program may be undertaken. Any opposition to the plan by affected property owners should be made in writing to the Corporate Officer, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, B.C., V3L 1H9 and received no later than 4:30 p.m., March 14, 2014. A “Response to Public Notice” form for this purpose is available at the Corporate Officer’s office at City Hall. Jan Gibson Acting Corporate Officer Dated: February 5, 2014

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Decision to dump Robson name lauded Chinese activist glad school board reversed ruling on naming new middle school

of the previous premiers of this province are not suitable for naming.” Robson represented New Westminster in the legislature Grant Granger before becoming premier in ggranger@newwestnewsleader.com 1889, a post he held for nearly A Chinese reconciliation three years. Chu said although activist is happy the New Robson was known for his Westminster school board has support of women’s rights, he decided to reverse its decision actively campaigned against the to name a new middle school in Chinese. honour of a former premier he Chu cited examples of Robson believes was racist. saying the Chinese were John Robson “a most undesirable class elementary, built in 1928, and were not wanted in will be torn down this fall this country at all,” and to make way for a new that the Chinese should be middle school at Eighth discouraged from coming Street and Royal Avenue. to Canada in order to CHU At a Jan. 21 committee encourage those who meeting, trustees voted to were “our own flesh and keep the John Robson name for blood.” the new school. Chu said it was understandable But instead of finalizing that why in the past some schools and decision at the board’s regular other institutions were named meeting a week later it was shot after people who advocated down. for what today’s society would “We certainly are glad [naming consider abhorrent beliefs, but the new school after Robson] did there’s no excuse these days. not happen,” said Bill Chu of “With all this knowledge I the Canadians for Reconciliation don’t think it’s appropriate to Society. “It is not a very glorious use those names like McBride, thing. As a general rule some Robson, Dunsmuir as school

Two fires in short span ‘too many’

names,” said Chu. “Not that we want to revise history, but history the way it was should be respected.” Trustee Casey Cook, who along with vice chair Michael Ewen was unable to attend the earlier committee meeting, didn’t want the Robson name to be used on a school mere blocks away from the city’s original Chinatown. “I understand the danger, and sometimes the fallacy of using 21st century standards to apply to 19th and 20th century people, however, we’re making this decision in the 21st century. And we’re not taking a name off of a school, we’re putting it on a new school,” said Cook. Back then decisions were products of their times, he said, noting “my dad believed stuff I don’t believe, and my dad was a good man.” Cook also maintained naming it after Robson would be inconsistent with the district’s other middle school names—Queensborough and Glenbrook—which have a geographic theme. twitter.com/lonegrangerbnw

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His membership is concerned about the lack of safety in New West’s lower-income buildings. He fears a similar outcome to the Jan. 25 tragic blaze at a Quebec seniors home where only half the complex had sprinklers and where authorities have confirmed 28 died with four presumed dead. “These landlords [in New Westminster] are making $600 to $900 per unit per month. With that kind of money they should be able to install a system without raising the rates,” said Ouellette. “Some of the income these landlords pull in every month should be enough to cover the costs. If the landlords raise the rent because they installed the sprinkler system, then the city or the province should be responsible for building more low-income housing for lowincome families.” Sixty-eight residents were evacuated when a fire broke out at a similar building at 222 Ash St., on Aug. 29, 2013, and three buildings were destroyed Oct. 10 in a Downtown blaze. “It’s a big concern, and we’re going to have a big discussion,”

said Mayor Wayne Wright. “Two fires in a short span of time is too much for any city … I don’t have any answer for it yet, but we’re going to have to come up with solutions.” Coun. Chuck Puchmayr, chair of the city’s emergency advisory committee, said the fire department is diligent in checking out buildings but it’s difficult because so many of them were built before sprinklers were made mandatory. New Westminster has a higher number of older three-storey walkups per capita than other municipalities in the region, said Puchmayr. Making the owners install sprinklers could be cost prohibitive and might mean a significant loss of affordable housing in the city. “If you brought in legislation [to require all buildings to have sprinklers] most of those owners wouldn’t be able to do it,” said Puchmayr at the scene Friday. “It’s a pretty significant upgrade which would probably result in those buildings being demolished.” twitter.com/lonegrangerbnw

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It is said the definition of insanity is to repeat the same behaviour over and over again and expect a different result. So it should come as no surprise the shambolic state our criminal justice system is in, especially when it comes to dealing with chronic offenders. Since its inception, the approach of the Canadian justice system has been almost entirely focussed on investigating crimes, prosecuting those responsible, and incarcerating them. When the sentence is up, the criminal is unleashed on the public with no meaningful support or supervision to do it all over again. And so the cycle of crime and incarceration continues. As a result of this approach, police resources are stretched thin, our courtrooms are backlogged, and our jails are full. Not only is this approach ineffective at preventing crime, it’s prohibitively expensive. Unfortunately, very little consideration is given to why people commit crimes, and how they can be better supported so they don’t keep committing them. A recent report by the Delta Police Department on chronic offenders notes the vast majority of these individuals suffer from mental illness, their symptoms exacerbated by drug addiction. These are people who are mentally and emotionally damaged. Many of them have suffered physical and sexual abuse. They are unable to comprehend the consequences of their actions and are slaves to their addiction. Their crimes are symptoms of their illness. So why is it up to the justice system to deal with them and not the healthcare system as well? An approach that treats chronic offenders as sick human beings, and provides them with longterm treatment, supervision, and support will undoubtedly have more success than the current model. – South Delta Leader

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End this bloody B.C. school war VICTORIA – There are two reasons why the B.C. government must appeal the latest court ruling that damns its conduct, assesses damages of $2 million plus lawyer bills and appears to hand the B.C. Teachers’ Federation the keys to the treasury. The first is practical politics. The legislature reopens Feb. 11, ironically right after Family Day. An appeal will give rookie Education Minister Peter Fassbender the cover he will need during the daily 30 minutes of sniper fire that is Question Period. Rise. “It’s before the courts, Madam Speaker.” Sit. Even the trigger-happy Premier Christy Clark will be staying in her trench, after the bleeding wound she received from Justice Susan Griffin last week. The second reason is practical economics. The 2014 budget has gone to press. Government lawyers told the court that retroactively returning to 2001 classroom rules could cost $500 million, an estimate Griffin dismissed as “speculative.” 

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It could include compensation to retired teachers for earnings they gave up. This retroactive lump would be on top of the ongoing costs, running to hundreds of millions more as 60 school districts try to reassemble the world of 2002. This union victory began when the Supreme Court of Canada invented a constitutional right to collective bargaining in 2007, based on “freedom of association” in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  The BCTF is piggy-backing on that landmark decision, in favour of the Hospital Employees’ Union, after Gordon Campbell ran roughshod over their sweetheart contract from the Glen Clark years. That one was settled for $85 million, including retroactive payments. In case there are parents and

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$25 million? “Pocket change.” This is the same union boss who demanded that hundreds of teachers be hired this week, so reorganizing current classes in the middle of the school year to make them smaller by one or two students. Parents and students would endure yet another major disruption of the public school system. And who needs an increase in rural ambulance service or drug and alcohol treatment for street kids. Let’s get those teacherlibrarians back in schools, and slightly reduce class sizes to offset declining enrolment!  No government, B.C. Liberal, NDP or Green Party, can let its unions control their own payroll, just as no private company can. That goes double for this union, which had its own obvious role in provoking an illegal strike in 2012. It made outrageous benefit demands and cancelled extracurriculars for months before it even specified its wage demand. Bargaining, if you can call it that, resumes this week. Both sides need to cease fire.

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Quay tower proposal way out of scale Re: Twin towers proposed for Quay parking lot Is it just me, or is there a massive shortage of parking planned for this development? Neil James Tamboline •••••

As a Plaza 88 resident, I am looking out at River Market and the Inn at the Quay and finding it hard to conceive of any wisdom in cramming two towers onto that small footprint. I think they would be overbearing and demean the whole area which is evolving into a Granville Island-esque public place. Think of the shadows they would throw over the deck areas in the afternoons and evenings when people are trying to stage public gatherings, events and concerts. Keep the towers back and do some low-rise development there so the people have more space to enjoy. Scale, people, scale. Any architects and planners out there with opinions? John Lunam •••••

I agree with you on the scaling. This is not a well thought out concept. The parking concept is a nightmare and the massing of the buildings is terrible. Martin Gregorian •••••

I agree with you as well. Every city has a sort of trademark based on the general architecture of its buildings and I’m afraid that

New Westminster’s trademark is going to be above-ground parking. The design of these buildings is just awful. It’s a copy of a thousand other condos in Vancouver but fixed atop a parkade. What is up with that? And your Plaza 88 is also a nightmare—it too has an above-ground parkade with the mall portion seeming designed by people who made it up as they went along. They wanted to retain the heritage facade of the old building and everybody sort of shrugged and said “why not? This development couldn’t possibly get any uglier than it already is.” I live on Begbie Street and my tower too is atop a parkade. But if it’s any consolation we don’t live in Surrey—their trademark appears to be a city that wants to become the strip-mall capital of not just this world but any class-M planet in the known universe. Turner Brocaw —online comments newwestnewsleader.com

DO NOT RUIN OUR CITY Re: Proposal to allow laneway housing in New West At present, because of the vehicles parked on the streets in New Westminster, you are unable to drive down any street without having to pull over to let the oncoming traffic through. Most garages have never seen a car. Instead, they’re filled with “treasures.”

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LET’S PUT FORWARD OUR SUGGESTIONS Re: Is it time to embrace short-sea shipping in Metro Vancouver? (Guest Column, NewsLeader) Great piece. While we are busy saying “No” to trucks on our local roads, we should have some things to propose that we’d say yes to. It is my view this should be one option. Building the dock infrastructure at the region’s ports, even taxpayer-subsidized (cringe), has got to be better than building bigger bridges and more roads for trucks. Berril Perks —online comment newwestnewsleader.com

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 NewsLeader A9

Patients quarantined at Royal Columbian Highly resistant bacterial infection found in Royal Columbia medical unit Grant Granger

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There has been an outbreak of a bacterial infection highly resistant to many of medicine’s most powerful antibiotics in a medical unit at Royal Columbian Hospital. Dr. Elizabeth Brodkin, Fraser Health’s infection protection and control medical director, said Monday five patients in the 5 North ward, have been isolated because Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacterlacae (CPE) has been detected in their system. The unit houses patients with complex medical conditions and many underlying issues for a number of weeks. Although there has not previously been an outbreak on the unit before, Fraser Health regularly checks for CPE Brodkin said CPE can often settle into a person’s colon but they won’t notice it because their immune systems deal

with it, but they can still be carriers. She said most people who acquire it ingest or take it in when they’re eating. It can spread when someone with it doesn’t wash their hands after going to the bathroom and someone else touches the same surface they do afterward and then ingest it without washing their hands. CPE is from a family of bacteria which is resistant to carbaphenems some of the most powerful and important series of antibiotics available, said Brodkin. Treatment can vary depending on where the bacteria attacks. If it’s in the bladder it can cause a urinary infection, it makes it way into the lungs symptoms of pneumonia can emerge or it can cause a blood infection. Since CPE can take several weeks from the first exposure until it’s discovered in screening, the control measures taken by Fraser Health will have to be in place for several weeks before they know if the outbreak is over, said Brodkin. However, Fraser Health says patients

and visitors should not be discouraged from seeking treatment or visiting RCH because of the outbreak. Brokin added, most of the unit is still open for new patients but the five patients are isolated from the rest and have their own medical and housekeeping staff, and equipment. In addition, the staff working with those patients wear gowns and gloves. Fraser Health said there’s been a global increase in CPE over the past decade with increased international travel fueling the prevalence of the bacteria in the region. To prevent the spread of CPE Fraser Health is advising the public to wash their hands often, especially after using the bathroom or before preparing and eating food. The health authority also suggests not sharing personal care items such as towels, toothbrushes or soap, to clean bathrooms and other frequently touched surfaces like light switches and taps once a day, to wash cleaning cloths after every use, and to keep a clean dressing on open draining wounds.

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The City of Burnaby is including a karate intro in serving up a full menu of the morning and a pizza activities for Family Day and pool party from on Feb. 10, starting with 5-6:30 p.m. a pancake breakfast at And if, after all that, Copeland Arena to fuel you still have the energy, all that fun. Kensington arena will be The breakfast runs holding another loonie from 9:30-11 a.m. for a skate, from 6:30-8 p.m. $2 donation, and to burn As well, the C.W. off those flapjacks and Parker Carousel at syrup the ice will be open Burnaby Village Museum for a loonie skate from 10 will be open from 11 a.m. a.m.-1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. with a variety of NEWSLEADER FILE children’s entertainment At the city’s recreation The historic C.W. Parker Carousel at Burnaby Village and art activities, heritage centres, family activities Museum will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on are programmed games and unlimited rides Monday. throughout the day. on the historic galloping Bonsor complex will At the Edmonds Community horses for $6.50. offer everything from a casual Centre kids and their parents To preregister call 604-297sports drop-in to zumba for will be able to try a range 4565. kids aged 4-18 to a chance to of activities from yoga to For more information, make cupcakes. table tennis to pickleball. including detailed schedules Cameron rec centre will host Programming begins at 10 a.m. and descriptions of the various a kids’ dance jam from 10-10:45 and runs through to 8:45 p.m. activities, follow the link under a.m. as well as various gameEileen Dailly Pool will offer Hot Topics at the www.burnaby. related activities through the a mix of dry land and pool ca. newsroom@newwestnewsleader.com day until 5 p.m. activities throughout the day,


Wednesday, February 5, 2014 NewsLeader A11

Tours of the greenhouses in Queen’s Park, where hanging baskets that will be erected around the city in the spring are already beginning to take shape, is one of the Family Day activities planned for the holiday Monday. MARIO BARTEL NEWSLEADER FILE

Family Day in New Westminster This year, celebrate B.C.’s Family Day on the banks of the Fraser River on New Westminster’s waterfront. Highlights include gold panning with Yukon Dan, live music, storytelling, magic shows, face painting, and much more. This free family-fun day is presented by the City of New Westminster, in partnership with the Fraser River Discovery Centre and the River Market. Come down to the boardwalk and check out the fun. Events are slated for Monday, Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Also in New West: Swimming on Monday at Canada Games Pool is free between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Centennial Community Centre offers free fitness classes, entertainment and crafts all day between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. At the greenhouse in Queen’s Park, why not come out and have a tour and enjoy the free arts and crafts between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Moody Park Arena is offering a Loonie skate between 12:30 and 2:30 p.m., and again between 6:30 and 8 p.m.   Over at the Queen’s Park Arenex come and get some

exercise with free gymnastics and trampoline for all ages between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.   At Queensborough Community Centre on Monday, there will be a free pancake breakfast, indoor playground, face painting and more between 9 and 11 a.m. At the Youth Centre at Moody Park, there will be free family pool, bubble hockey and more from 4 to 6 p.m. Visit three of the sites and you will receive a Parks, Culture and Recreation Family Courtesy Pass. Find more detailed information by calling 604-527-4567.

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Rare approval for private member’s motion NDP MP manages rare feat of getting private member’s motion passed in Parliament

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For a moment, Kennedy Stewart felt defeated. The New Democrat MP for BurnabyDouglas sat in his

chair in the House of Commons and looked up at his wife, Jeanette Ashe, in the public gallery. “I thought I’d lost.” Next thing he knew, the vote count was

announced—142 to 140. Stewart’s private member’s motion calling for a system of online petitioning had passed by a narrow margin. The NDP caucus

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erupted in cheers. Last Wednesday, Stewart had accomplished the rare feat of getting a private member’s motion passed, something that’s difficult enough when it’s not part of the government’s agenda, but even more so when it’s coming from an Opposition member. He’s been told it’s only happened about three times in the past decade. For the past two years, he’d worked to modify his motion based on suggestions from MPs from all parties—even getting the endorsements of former federal NDP leader Ed Broadbent and Reform Party founder Preston Manning—and eventually won the support and votes of all MPs from the NDP, Liberals, Greens and Bloc Quebecois. And while going into the vote he believed he’d secured the support of

eight backbench certain criteria. Conservative MPs, two Coincidentally, who said they would the vote came on the vote in favour didn’t. same day an online But two who said they petition in the United wouldn’t did. States reached the In gaining the 100,000-signature support of the threshold requiring Conservative President Barack backbenchers, he Obama to respond. agreed to support It called for troubled the private Canadian pop star member’s Justin Bieber to motions of be deported from two of them, that country. both related to Stewart said democratic this was actually reform. discussed among SteWart “A lot of MPs. us think the But he noted House of Commons he has suggested isn’t working very several safeguards well,” he explained. be built in to prevent As for Stewart’s frivolous petitions, electronic-petitions including a threshold motion, it calls on of 50,000 or 100,000 Parliament’s procedure signatures, requiring and house affairs that at least five committee to look MPs sponsor such a into how such a petition, and that the system could best subject matter not be be implemented and hypothetical situations. report back within 12 Stewart credited the months. e-petitions idea to his Essentially, such a wife, a political science system would allow instructor at Douglas an online petition to College, and said it’s trigger a debate in based on the system the House if it meets used in the U.K.

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What you need to know about the Trans Mountain Expansion Project After nearly two years of conversations, studies and planning, Trans Mountain filed a Facilities Application with the National Energy Board (NEB) in December 2013 for its proposed $5.4 billion expansion project. Respectful and authentic dialogue begins with transparency and a common understanding of the facts. As we move forward in the regulatory process, we are committed to making sure that people have access to the facts about our proposal and the process. The following is aimed at correcting misinformation being spread by individuals and groups in your community. CLAIM

CLAIM

Land will be expropriated; people will lose their homes.

The route for the proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project has already been determined.

REALITY Trans Mountain does not have the right to expropriate land. We have established and maintained relationships with landowners – 2,200 along the current pipeline including three private landowners in Burnaby – neighbours and communities along the pipeline corridor for the last 60 years. Our goal is to treat all landowners fairly and equitably. In the unlikely event that we cannot reach an agreement with a landowner, the NEB can grant right of entry to allow us to build and maintain the pipeline, but not to expropriate or take away any land or homes from owners.

CLAIM The opportunity for public input into the project is limited.

REALITY In our Facilities Application, we’ve identified a potential pipeline corridor, and in some cases, multiple alternatives. These corridors are wider than what the permanent rightof-way will be. They provide the flexibility to respond to stakeholder input or to place the pipe so as to minimize local community or environmental impacts. A final rightof-way will be determined only after regulatory approval and during the detailed design phase. It is important to note that 73 per cent of the proposed expanded pipeline will follow the existing right-of-way where the Trans Mountain pipeline has been operating safely for 60 years. An additional 17 per cent of the proposed expansion will follow existing utility corridors and only the remaining 10 per cent would require greenfield right-of-way.

REALITY To date, we’ve engaged with thousands of individuals through 63 open houses and workshops along the pipeline and marine corridors and hundreds of meetings between project team members and stakeholder groups. Our work continues, with opportunities for continued dialogue throughout the process.

CLAIM

The NEB will hold a public hearing on the Application before it makes a decision, allowing people or groups who have been granted permission to participate by the NEB a chance to raise issues, present evidence, test evidence and provide their input. Information on how to participate in this process can be found on the NEB’s website at www.neb-one.gc.ca on the Trans Mountain Expansion page.

Along our existing pipeline route, which has been in place for 60 years, there is no measurable difference between properties with or without an easement. However, we appreciate that land devaluation is a concern. Looking ahead to the new pipeline, companies are required by the NEB act to compensate landowners for any new easement and pay for any impacts or inconvenience associated with the new pipeline. Included within the determination of compensation is any change in the value of the property before and after the pipeline is built.

We encourage you to join this process – we want to ensure that no voice goes unheard and no concern goes unaddressed. If you hear more claims that you’d like us to address, please send them to us. Please visit our website or contact us if you have questions or would like to learn more about the proposed project.

Property values near the pipeline have already declined and will continue to drop. REALITY

For more information about the regulatory process and how to get involved, go to the NEB website at www.neb-one.gc.ca > Major Applications and Projects > Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC - Trans Mountain Expansion.

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Bilesky back to defend curl crown New Westminster’s Andrew Bilesky will begin defence of his B.C. men’s curling crown Wednesday. The 16-team 2014 provincial championship will be played at the Hillcrest Centre where the curling event at the 2010 Olympics was held. It is now home to the Vancouver Curling Club. Bilesky and his Royal City Curling Club team of

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Essential Skills for Workplace Success: This free, practical, hands-on workshop will explore the essential skills used in the workplace such as digital technology, oral communication, problem solving and document use. When: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Where: Bob Prittie Metrotown library, Burnaby. Royal City Literary Arts Society: Join Margo Prentice for short story open mic. Bring your short stories, read excerpts from your book, storytellers welcome. When: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 7-9 p.m. Where: The Heritage Grill Backstage Room, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster.

Treasure Hunt: Flea market and Japanese book sale, featuring live entertainment, Japanese foods, and kids activities. Free admission. When: Saturday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Nikkei Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby. Info: 604777-7000 or www. nikkeiplace.org.

Fraternal Order of Eagles: Aerie No. 20 N ew We s t m i n s t e r hosts a fundraising meat draw, sponsored by Thrifty Foods. Three meat draws per day, 50/50 draw includes dinner and breakfast. When: Fridays, 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 3-5 p.m. Where: Fireside Pub, 421 East Columbia St., New Westminster.

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Parent-Child Mother Goose Classes: Join us to learn a repertoire of songs and stories to share with your child. Free, for caregivers and children 6 months to three years. When: Thursdays, 10 to 11 a.m. Where: New Westminster Salvation Army. Info: 604-5225524.

Burnaby International Folk Dancers: Learn folk dances from around the world in a friendly club environment. New dances taught every n i g h t ; a l l l ev e l s welcome, no partner needed, $4 drop-in, first night free. When: every Tuesday night, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Where: Charles Rummel Centre, 3630 Lozells, Burnaby Info: 604-436-9475. Burnaby-New Westminster Newcomers and Friends Club: Club welcomes women who are new to the area, as well as longtime residents. Meet women of all ages and cultures to make new friends. When: Dinner meeting the second Wednesday of each month plus various events including book club, craft group, social Saturdays, etc. Info: Jocelan Caldwell, 604520-3646.

Heritage Uke Club: Organized by Gord Smithers (Guitarist for Deadcats, Swank, ReBeat Generation & Wichita Trip), learn to play the ukulele, beginners welcome. When: Mondays, 6-8 p.m. Where: Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster. Cost: suggested $5 donation. Info: http:// tinyurl.com/6uy9h4h. N ew We s t m i n s t e r Family Place: Parents and grandparents of children under 5 can come to Lord Kelvin Elementary school for playtime, art, songs, stories and snacks. Have fun with your children, meet other parents and learn about other resources in the community. Where: In the green portable facing Seventh Avenue, 1010 Hamilton St. When: Thursdays and Fridays 9- 11 a.m. (Note - this program is closed when the school is closed).

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BARTEL (nee Suderman), Mary Helen Sept. 26, 1932 – Jan. 26, 2014 Mary passed away on January 26, 2014 late of Maple Ridge, B.C., age 81 years. Predeceased by her husband, Frank. Survived by her sons Howard, David & Dan. Graveside service to be held at 10am on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the Maple Ridge Cemetery 21404 Dewdney Trunk Rd. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday February 8, 2014 at 10:30am at the South Abbotsford Mennonite Brethren Church 32424 Huntingdon Rd, Abbotsford, BC. Condolences may be sent to www.mapleridgefuneral.ca

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS ADMINISTRATIVE Services Co-ordinator (Burnaby). Responsible for smooth operation of Italian-Canadian Social Services office. Bachelor degree; Native fluency of the Italian language(reading, speaking, writing); Advanced knowledge of Italian and Canadian pension regulations; working knowledge of Italian and Canadian income tax systems; Advanced understanding of Italian cultural norms and bureaucracy; project management and supervisory skills Must possess high level written and verbal communication skills; advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Salary $42,000/yr For complete position details go to: www.workbc.ca, Job #:112614

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