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JANUARY 31 2014 www.newwestnewsleader.com Several Downtown businesses are turning down their thermostats next week. Page A5

Too-tall garage gets go ahead Council green lights request for exception Grant Granger

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Besnik Mece of the New Westminster Spartans says he has a plan that would bring the city’s three track and field clubs, along with the schools, together under one association, but getting everyone to agree to the plan has been difficult. The city recently told the clubs to work together or risk losing their funding from its amateur sports grants.

City tells track teams to play nice Clubs told to work together on future funding after drastic cuts made to 2014 grants Mario Bartel

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New Westminster’s three track and field clubs have been told by the city they’ll have to work together if they’re to expect any amateur sport grant funding in the future. Even then, the $3,000 allocated for 2014 falls short of the $19,249 total requested by the three organizations. The money is to be used to buy

equipment like high jump mats, timepieces and high hurdles, develop coaches or to implement programs that will attract more youth to the sport. Diane Perry, the city’s manager of community development, said she’s been trying to get the three clubs to work together for years. “New Westminster is not that big,” said Perry. “Most cities have one organization for each sport. We shouldn’t be supporting three separate clubs with separate equipment.”

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In fact, last year the amateur sports fund committee that vets requests for funding from registered not-for-profit sports organizations told the three groups to submit their application jointly or they might not get any money at all. Mayor Wayne Wright said at Monday’s city council meeting that it took “a lot of gumption” for the committee to take such a stand. He said the clubs should get together to “do what’s best for the kids.” It’s those young athletes that are foremost in the thoughts of Don

Benson, who formed the Royal City Track and Field Club in 1995 and then championed the creation of a more competitive club, the New West Spartans, in 2007, to ensure athletes of all capabilities could get access to coaching and equipment. The Spartans are led by Tatjana and Besnik Mece, champion athletes in their native Albania. “There was a tug of war there,” said Benson of the split. “There was some hard feelings.” Please see PLEA, A3

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Anna Del Monte met with her contractor a night after convincing New Westminster council to give her an exception to a bylaw it developed less than three years ago. They gave it to her after she accumulated overwhelming support from her neighbours, the Glenbrook North Residents Association and other homeowners in the city. Del Monte wants to tear down the crumbling garage on her property at 901 Second St., and replace it with a two-storey structure with an office on the top floor. She wants to make room for her aging parents to move onto her property. Her first choice was a laneway house but it isn’t allowed in New Westminster.

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TRAVEL SHOWS AT THE LIBRARY

CITYPAGE FREE CITIZENSHIP CLASSES First Wednesday and Thursday of the month. Upcoming classes: Feb 5 & Feb 6, 2014 10:00 am - 1:00 pm New Westminster Public Library, 716 6th Ave Prepare for the Canadian citizenship test for free. Register at MOSAIC at 604-522-3722, ext. 155. Sponsored by the New Westminster Public Library and MOSAIC’s Settlement Program. For more information, call the Library at 604-527-4660.

WINTER STORYTIMES January 20 - April 15, 2014 at New Westminster Public Library, 716 6th Avenue and at Queensborough Branch Library, 920 Ewen Ave Winter storytimes are held at both the Main Library and the Queensborough Branch. Drop in to the library to join in the singing, and learn some rhymes to take away. For more information on the days and times storytimes are held, call the Children’s Room at 604-527-4677.

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.

Take an armchair tour along the road less travelled, when Debbie Smith presents her travel photos of Turkmenistan in February. She will show them twice at the New Westminster Public Library on Wednesday, February 5 at 2:30 pm and again on Wednesday, February 12 at 7:30 pm. Adjacent to the Caspian Sea, with Iran and Afghanistan as southern neighbours, Turkmenistan has a long and colourful history and was once part of the famous Silk Road. The travel shows are sponsored by the University Women’s Club of New Westminster and held in the Library’s auditorium at 716 6th Avenue in New Westminster.

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COUNCIL MEETINGS Monday, February 3 3:00 pm Committee of the Whole Council Chamber 7:00 pm Regular Meeting Council Chamber Please note that council meetings are now video streamed online at www.newwestcity.ca.

WELCOMING INCLUSIVE NEW WEST: A CELEBRATION Saturday, February 15, 2014 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm Century House, 620 Eighth St The Welcoming and Inclusive New West (WINS) Community Partnership Table invites you to celebrate the diversity of New West! Come to learn more about WINS and take part in the cultural activities that help make New Westminster a diverse and welcoming place to live, work and play! All ages welcome. For more information visit www.facebook/newwestwins

FAMILY LAW Tuesday, February 4, 2014 7:30 pm In the auditorium, New Westminster Public Library, 716 6th Avenue The complexities of Family Law will be covered at this free program, sponsored by the People’s Law School. A lawyer will talk about some of the many issues that are involved in Family Law in BC. He will include violence in the family, parenting issues, child/spousal support, and in particular, the new property division legislation. As space is limited, pre-register at 604-527-4667 or listener@nwpl.ca.

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

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HEAT WEEK

Man slept on bus with loaded handgun

Kendra Johnston and Maddi McKitrick of the Downtown BIA are bundled up against the cold as they prepare for Turn Down the Heat Week, Feb. 1-8. Fortis BC and 21 business improvement areas across B.C. are teaming up to raise awareness about energy conservation while also making the winter weather a little more comfortable for those in need. Participating businesses are turning down their thermostats for the week, as well as collecting sweaters and jackets for The Lookout Society. Last year more than 100 sweaters were donated, and 5,000 were donated to various charities across B.C. For a list of businesses where sweaters can be dropped off until Feb. 9, go to www. downtownnewwest.ca. MARIO BARTEL NEWSLEADER

New festival grant approvals delayed

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City council wants some more information before it gives the green light to grants for three new festivals in New Westminster Two of the requests involve concepts the Downtown Business Improvement Area (BIA) is working with the city on. They’d like to hold

a Columbia Street block party this summer and to do that are requesting $10,000 in cash and $18,000 of in-kind support. They’re also looking at the possibility of putting a temporary outdoor ice rink in the Downtown area sometime next winter. The initial proposal is for $44,000 in cash and $10,000 of in-kind support. Coun. Chuck Puchmayr said since the BIA

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The lanes at Mercer Stadium got even more crowded in 2011 when the Elite Track and Field Academy was formed under the guidance of former Bulgarian national hurdler Krassimir Velkov. “It’s a very dicey situation with the three clubs,” said Perry. Besnik Mece said he has a plan that would bring the three clubs together, along with New

Westminster secondary school and the elementary schools, to create a program that could eventually lead to the development of Olympic-calibre athletes. But getting the parties together has been a challenge. “We need to sit down,” said Mece. “We need to involve all of them to create a better vision.” While the clubs cooperate on sharing equipment and access to the track, Mece said the athletes

would benefit if they could work together, pushing each other to get better. “Everybody is working at different gears,” said Mece. “Like a good engine, we need to put all the gears together.” Benson couldn’t agree more. “It seems a simple matter to sit down and agree on practice times and using the equipment,” he said. “So much of it falls to pride.”

collects revenue from all Downtown businesses he wants to make sure they’re not getting hit twice to pay for the events from both their levy and their property tax. “I have to understand more before I go ahead,” said Puchmayr. Council did approve helping out the BIA with in-kind support for the annual Royal City Show and Shine and the Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest that debuted last year. The third event is not-so-new. The Uptown Business Association wants to continue Uptown Live which it started last year in partnership with the Hyack Festival Association and is looking for PUCHMAYR $44,000 in cash and in-kind support. Council was told Hyack did not include the musical street festival in its request for 2014 which totaled $225,000 compared to $180,000 in 2013. Hyack’s request was also delayed pending a financial review that financial director Gary Holowatiuk said is expected to wrap up in the next three weeks.

A Surrey man has been charged with possession of a firearm after a handgun was found on him by police during an incident near the 22nd Street SkyTrain station Tuesday. New Westminster police say an unresponsive man was found on a bus, but when he was woken up by fire and ambulance personnel called to the scene he became combative. They were able to restrain him until police arrived. After he was handcuffed, police say they found a loaded .40 calibre handgun in his jacket. “We are very fortunate that this male was unable to access the firearm due to the quick reactions of the first responders on the scene, who were there simply to provide medical attention,” said Staff. Sgt. Paul Hyland. David Allen Geoghegan, 23, has been charged with possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm while prohibited.

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Qayqayt playground project down, but not out New school comes up short in bid for bucks from Aviva fund

they’ll need to give kids a place to climb and burn off energy. “We’ve got a lot of fundraising to do,” said Ronda Field of the Robson PAC. “There’s no amount of bake sales that will raise $100,000.” So her group is going to have to get creative, said Field. Even as the disappointment of not securing the grant sinks

“We just have to regroup and figure out which doors to knock,” said Field. And there will likely be no Mario Bartel photo@newwestnewsleader.com shortage of volunteers willing to do that knocking, said Field, who will be meeting with her The bid by parents of future team early next week. students at the new Qayqayt “We have some really elementary school to build a energetic people trying to playground may be down, but mobilize everybody,” she said. it’s not out. “That’s a good start.” On Tuesday the They’ll have to get John Robson parents’ up to speed quickly, Ronda Field, Robson PAC advisory council learned We just have to regroup and figure out which though. To be able their proposal for an to get the most doors to knock ... We have some really accessible playground energetic people trying to mobilize everybody. playground for their That’s a good start. wasn’t among the bucks, the parents grand prize winners in advisory council hopes the Aviva Community Fund, in, she’s already planning how to order the equipment by late an annual competition by the to build off the community spring so it can be installed insurance company to provide support the proposal did in the summer as the trades up to $1 million in funding get during the months long building the school are still on for community projects across competition. That means site. Canada. The group had hoped reigniting discussions with “We know we need a lot to secure $100,000 to be able service organizations and of money in a short period to build the playground in time corporations that had indicated of time,” said Field. “We’re for the school’s opening in a willingness to help out as the determined. We’re going to September. playground proposal endured work our backsides off.” And while the $5,000 they did three rounds of online voting to win as one of the competition’s reach the finals. • To make a private donation 30 finalists is some consolation, Field said she’s confident to help build the playground, go it’s a far cry from the money they’ll step up. to www.vote4robson.com.

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Sizeable ruling A court decision on Monday awarding the B.C. Teachers Federation $2 million in damages, and ordering a return to class size and composition provisions in a teachers’ contract from almost 15 years ago, is almost certain to lead to political strife. Some estimates suggest the cost of the judgment to taxpayers could total $1 billion. If that indeed is the case, the provincial government is almost certain to appeal, as Premier Christy Clark hinted on Tuesday. The ruling by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Susan Griffin speculated (because there is no hard evidence on the record, due to cabinet confidentiality) that the provincial government deliberately stalled on renegotiating the class size and composition provisions with the BCTF in 2011. Griffin was the author of an earlier court ruling calling for new legislation within a year. In her ruling, she stated “(Negotiators’) strategy was to put such pressure on the union that it would provoke a strike by the union.  The government representatives thought this would give government the opportunity to gain political support for imposing legislation on the union.” Nothing else in the lengthy ruling, other than a suggestion that cabinet documents back up this assertion, offers any proof. Those cabinet documents have not been released, but were used as evidence in the trial. The class size and composition provisions were inserted in a contract imposed by the former NDP government on school boards. There is no doubt that if classes are too large, it has an impact on how students learn. But hard and fast limits, imposed by a judge, will be costly to taxpayers, and have limited benefit for students. – Langley Times/Black Press

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The family physician dilemma I had a doctor’s appointment earlier this month. Time for my post-40 physical. Even though I had an appointment, I was made to wait a couple hours. As frequently happens—because my doc delivers babies too—she was out bringing new life into the world. Frustrating. Even when she returns she’s rushed, trying to catch up. And I’m lucky. According to A GP for Me, an initiative of the provincial government and the BC Medical Association, approximately 176,000 people in B.C. don’t even have a family doctor. My bet is that number is actually much higher, but regardless, A GP for Me aims to fix that. For now, many people just go to the walk-in clinic and get whomever is on duty. From my experience, the service is curt, and a far cry from what you’d get when you see the same person, year-in, year-out. Dr. Baldev Sanghera, a local family physician, agrees. A family doctor provides continuity and a consistent

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connection that helps the patient stay healthy between visits too, says Sanghera, who is the lead doctor in the Burnaby Division of Family Practice, which represents almost all family doctors in Burnaby with the goal to support local doctors to benefit the whole community. The group is also the local lead on A GP for Me, and is in the process of surveying residents and medical professionals to find ways to boost the number of family doctors and the amount of patients served. It’s important, Sanghera says, because people with a family doctor are healthier and put less stress on the medical system. Even if you’re just in the office with a bad cold, he says, it’s a chance to receive coaching on healthy lifestyle, stress reduction and the need for strong relationships. “We know stressful lifestyles

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wins, Sanghera says. “We’re all coming to the same realization that things can’t continue the way they have. The only way to reduce the cost of health care is to keep people healthy—and there’s lots of things we can do to help people achieve that.” Sanghera says they plan to release the full results of their consultations in June. The goal is to recommend workable solutions that provide lasting results. “We want to align all the information we get and come up with a full, comprehensive plan.” Ironically, despite my frustration with long waits at my doctor’s office, Sanghera says she is going above and beyond, adding he stopped delivering babies 10 years ago due to the stress of running his office simultaneously. “She’s one of our heroes—she’s trying to do all she can. The rest of the people can wait, the baby won’t.” And he says the best way to improve my satisfaction is to improve her work life. “The system needs to provide her more support, and more physicians.”

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COMMENT

Laneway houses good solution for New West Laneway homes are part of the solution to creating livable and logical zoning for New Westminster. These single family/mini rental homes are the perfect antidote to the existing knock down / build-up big box homes we keep seeing in the city. We have fooled ourselves into thinking that a basement suite or 50 year old three story walk up is the rental answer. It is the opposite, it is archaic social herding, and is no solution to developing a quality of life in this city. Laneway homes are not a developer-driven commodity; instead they are real homes built by home owners. The mini-rental homes induce community and a higher quality of life and living. Laneway homes’ holistic existence can be seen in the contrasting examples in Metro Vancouver. Maple Ridge was the first city to allow laneway homes (2008), but their homeowner demographics have produced less than 25 units in total. Maple Ridge’s single family housing stock is not like New Westminster; theirs is built on new subdivisions. These communities are created by developers to meet the needs of buyers looking for the suburbs dream home. Vancouver, which has similar housing to New West, was the second city to allow laneways (2008), and they now have over 1,000 units. The largest builder of laneway homes in Vancouver reported 50 per cent of the laneways built were for family use, and the balance are for land value upgrades and rental income. The City of North Vancouver reported 60 to 80 per cent of their laneways were family use. Family use is as grass-roots community as you can get. It was why we moved to New West, to allow my in-laws to stop renting and live in a home, in the community they loved. However, their basement living in hindsight was an undignified existence, and a poor quality of life. My father in-law passed away in our basement in 2007 and my mother whom we could not create room for fast enough passed away in my brother’s basement in 2010. Later in 2010, my mother-inlaw moved out of our home. If laneway living is not the answer, someone please tell me what is. Single family living is providing generational living and that is community. New West is a walkable city perfect for every age. If I had a do-over it would be to provide dignified living for extended family but at the time city officials told us, if you don’t like it move. For our family it is too late, but it doesn’t have to be for others in the city. Ensure dignified living, and demand change. Peter Tjernagel New Westminster

CANADA POST CASE NOT PROVED Adrian MacNair, in his opinion piece on Canada Post (It’s time to privatize Canada Post, NewsLeader, Jan. 22), says that the Crown corporation is facing declining mail volumes and is on pace to lose $1B by 2020 (six years from now). And yet he advocates selling Canada Post to private sector investors. Who would invest in such a money-losing enterprise? Or does he think the key to profitability is to get rid of the public sector union that he says refuses to

make “reasonable” concessions? As for driving “even more people to e-commerce,” how is that germane? And how does he think those orders get delivered? By privacy services, to be sure, but also quite often by Canada Post--the same service that still handles huge volumes of parcel mail at Christmas time. He notes the current British government has privatized (60 per cent, actually) the Royal Mail. But that happened only a couple of months ago, hardly a blueprint for success at this point. As well, mail delivery in the United Kingdom does not have the same geographic challenges as it does in Canada. Case not proved, M’Lud! Véronique Boulanger New West,minster

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Since she works from home she’s proposing to renovate her current office to accommodate them and ask the city to allow her to build one on top of a new garage. But in 2011, council, in response to complaints about large garages in the city, prohibited two-storey garages or secondary structures higher than 15 feet. Del Monte’s proposal was for 22 feet at its peak. “I’m very pleased with the outcome,” said Del Monte on Tuesday. “My contractor is coming over this evening. No time to waste.” She felt the support she collected both on paper and at a public hearing during Monday’s council meeting.

“Maybe they really listened to what the residents had to say. I gave them everything that they needed. I’m happy with the process. I clearly said I understand why there are bylaws, I get it, but there are certain instances where bylaws are changed and it makes sense.” In November, although she had received the backing from the residents association along with several letters of support, city staff recommended Del Monte’s application be denied. But council decided to proceed although Couns. Bill Harper and Chuck Puchmayr voted against it because of the precedent it could set. On Monday, they passed it without comment from any

councillor. Prior to the vote, five people spoke up in support including Alana McIntyre, who lives adjacent to Del Monte and whose parents built Del Monte’s home in 1946. “She’s done an amazing job putting character back into the house and improving the neighbourhood,” McIntyre told council. “I don’t think this will take away from the neighbourhood.” Del Monte voted to be involved in the city’s upcoming discussion on whether to introduce laneway housing into New Westminster. “There’s definitely some value,” said Del Monte. “The city can pull the best from the four other municipalities [that allow laneway housing].”

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Outstanding river & mtn view from this gorgeous South facing 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 1088 sf, 3rd floor suite in Victoria Hill close to Skytrain, transit, Queens Park, shopping & recreation. This beautiful 7 year old suite features open plan, spacious LR, DR, kitchen, 9’ celings, kitchen w/ granite counters, SS applcs, gas stove, LR w/electric f/p, huge wrap around covered deck, 2 bdrm split plan with master bdrms w/large closets & full ensuites, 2 parking stalls & lrg locker. Great bldg w/social room, library, billiards room, exercise room & guest suite. 1 pet ok

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Substantially updated with $20,000 in renos spent! This 700 sf, 1 bdrm suite boasts an updated kitchen w/ newer cabinets, granite counters, tile backsplash & newer applcs. Bath is updated w/granite counters, cabinets & updated tiling in shower. Updated tile & laminate flooring & updated light fixtures. Ample storage w/insuite storage & 1 locker. Great desirable Uptown location just steps away from all amenities.

Memorial for Meskine

Pedestrian struck An elderly pedestrian was taken to Royal Columbian Hospital after being hit by a vehicle during the rush hour in New Westminster on Monday. Police say the 76-year-old man was struck at about 4:40 p.m. by an eastbound vehicle while walking south using the crosswalk at Fourth Street. He suffered serious but non-life

threatening injuries. The driver remained at the scene and alcohol and speed have been ruled out as factors, said police. The NWPD’s collision analysis and reconstruction team took over the investigation and closed down the intersection for several hours. Staff Sgt. Paul Hyland said the cause of the collision has yet to be determined.

Statue stolen A bronze statue was stolen from a Moody Park area home last week and New Westminster police are asking for help in finding it. The NWPD said they received a report the statue had been taken from a residential property in the 1000 block of London Street. It was purchased more than 20 years ago by the home’s owner and has a lot of sentimental value. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Const. Camille Oliveira at 604-5255411 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-2228477. newsroom@newwestnewsleader.com

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One bad Durango in a good way The 2014 Dodge Durango test truck was the perfect Christmas treat. This is the perfect kind of vehicle to have when you need to cart around extra kids and family from events like skating parties to Christmas dinners to anything else that needs getting done over the festive season. With three rows of seats and seating for six or seven passengers, the Durango is a large comfortable vehicle for any large family or a family of four that needs to take extra people to soccer or hockey practice. The Durango tester was the top of line Citadel model with a beautiful two-tine interior, large polished wheels and classy looking grille. It was not fitted with winter tires but we had no skiing plans, plus all Durango models come with AWD as standard equipment. Looks I can’t remember the last time a large SUV turned heads but this model had passersby, friends, and family all taking notice. Several neighbours commented on the stylish “racetrack” rear light bar that has migrated from the Dodge Dart and Charger sedans to this big SUV for 2014. Because of standard AWD and other packaging changes, the starting price is higher than direct competitors, the Ford Explorer or Nissan Pathfinder. Both those vehicles have a base model that starts around $30,000, the Durango, in contrast, starts at $39,995 and tops out at $51,995. This Citadel model, with options, is over $60,000. The base model comes nicely equipped with 18-inch wheels, keyless entry and

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take extra passengers regularly, I would opt for the less expensive bench seat that allows room for 7 people inside.

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All prices & payments are net of all incentives and are plus taxes, levies and $495 documentation fee. Vehicles not exactly as illustrated. Bi-weekly payments based on 96 mo. term, 4.99% APR, $2000 down. Total paid: ’14 Trax $26,624, ’13 Silverado Crew $35,360, ’13 Terrain, $32,864, ’13 Equinox, $31,200, ’13 Sonic $17,595, ’13 Cruze $17,595, payment is a 60 mo. lease, 0% APR, $0 down, total paid $9,909, res. $6,686. ON NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. Chevrolet.ca 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. * Offers apply to the lease of a new or demonstrator 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab 4x4 (1SA). Freight ($1,650) & PDI included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees & taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in BC Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. ≠2014 Silverado 1500 with the available 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission has a fuel-consumption rating of 13.0L/100 km city & 8.7L/100 km hwy 2WD & 13.3L/100 km city & 9.0L/100 km hwy 4WD. Ford F-150 with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine has a fuel-consumption rating of 12.9L/100 km city & 9.0L/100 km hwy 2WD & 14.1L/100 km city & 9.6L/100 km hwy 4WD. Fuel consumption based on GM testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Comparison based on wardsauto.com 2013 Large Pickup segment & latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM vehicles. ^Based on Wardsauto.com 2013 Large Pickup segment & last available information at the time of posting. Maximum trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming base vehicle, except for any option(s) necessary to achieve the rating, plus driver. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers & cargo will reduce the maximum trailer weight your vehicle can tow. See your dealer for additional details. †Whichever comes first. Limit of four ACDelco Lube-Oil-Filter services in total. Fluid top-offs, inspections, tire rotations, wheel alignments & balancing, etc., are not covered. Additional conditions & limitations apply. See dealer for details. ¥For retail customers only. $3,500 manufacturer-to-dealer credit available on cash, finance or lease purchases of 2014 MY Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab & 1500 Crew Cab. $1000 Lease Cash manufacturer-to-dealer credit available on lease acquisitions of 2014 MY Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Double Cab. Dealers may sell for less. Other cash credits available on most models. See participating dealer or chevrolet.ca for details. Offers end January 31, 2014. True North Edition Package (PDU) includes credit valued at $2,265 MSRP. +Whichever comes first. See dealer/manufacturer for details. Based on Wardsauto.com 2013 Large Pickup segment & last available information at the time of posting. ¥¥$1,000 manufacturer to dealer lease cash available on 2014 Silverado Double Cab. Other cash credits available on most models. See your GM dealer for details. Offer ends January 31, 2014. ‡Offer only valid from January 3, 2014 – January 31, 2014 (the “Program Period”) to retail customers resident in Canada who own or are currently leasing (during the Program Period) a GM or competitor pickup truck to receive a $1,000 credit towards the purchase, finance or lease of an eligible new 2013 or 2014 Model Year Chevrolet Silverado Light Duty, Silverado Heavy Duty, Sierra Light Duty, Sierra Heavy Duty, or 2013 Avalanche. Only one (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. Offer is transferable to a family member living in the same household (proof of address required). This offer may not be redeemed for cash & may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. The $1,000 credit includes HST/GST/PST as applicable by province. As part of the transaction, dealer will request current vehicle registration and/or insurance to prove ownership. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions & limitations apply. See your GM dealer for details. ~Includes 6 months trial of Directions & Connections with Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Turn-by-Turn Navigation not available in certain areas; availability impacted by some geographical/cellular limitations), advisor assisted-routing available; Visit onstar.ca for coverage map, details & system limitations. Services vary by model & conditions.


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A14 NewsLeader NewsLeader Friday, Friday, January January 31, 31, 2014 2014

B.C. urged to ban flavoured smokes The Canadian Cancer Society is urging B.C. to ban candy- or fruit-flavoured tobacco products in a bid to protect children. The society said a poll by Angus Reid shows the proposed ban is supported by 74 per cent of B.C. adults and 81 per cent of teens aged 15 to 18. “We are urging the B.C. government to protect children from the predatory marketing practices of the tobacco industry and the products which, through their

packaging and appearance, are aggressively targeted to youth,” said the society’s Kathryn Seely. On the society’s hit list are flavoured cigarillos, water pipe tobacco, smokeless tobacco and menthol cigarettes. Seely said flavours like chocolate, peach, cherry and strawberry appeal to youth and reduce the harsh effects of cigarette smoke, making it easier for youth to experiment and become addicted. She cited a previous national youth survey that found 53 per

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cent of youth tobacco users in B.C. – 30,500 students – had used flavoured tobacco. Similar bans are being sought in other provinces and industry reps have said regulators should instead ensure youth can’t access tobacco of any kind. Smoking rates in B.C. are the lowest in Canada at 13 per cent but tobacco use is still a leading cause of death and disease, killing more than 6,000 B.C. residents each year.

Attendees to the Royal City Farmers Market annual general meeting on Feb. 2 will get a special sneak peak at a new film about food waste. Jen Rustameyer and Grant Baldwin, who documented their effort to live without making garbage for a year in their film The Clean Bin Project, will be the featured speakers at the meeting. They’ll show a trailer for their new documentary, Just Eat It, that follows their efforts to quit shopping for groceries and survive only on food that would otherwise be thrown away. The film is scheduled

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Teacher ruling may be appealed, premier says By Tom Fletcher Black Press

The B.C. government is considering an appeal of a B.C. Supreme Court ruling that rejects legislation restricting teacher bargaining and assesses a penalty of $2 million plus court costs. “It doesn’t reflect government’s view of the case and the facts in the case,” Premier Christy Clark told a Kamloops radio station Tuesday.  Education Minister Peter Fassbender said he is “disappointed” by the ruling, and ministry staff will study it before deciding on a possible appeal. Fassbender said he disagrees with the judge’s conclusion that the government tried to provoke a strike by reintroducing provisions that had been struck down by the same judge. “What we need to do is to review the judge’s ruling in detail to see what the implications are, but clearly my message to school districts, to parents, is it’s business as usual in our schools,” Fassbender said. The B.C. Supreme Court ruling rejected the provincial government’s effort to keep class size and special needs support off the bargaining table with teachers, and ordered the government to pay $2 million in damages to the B.C. Teachers’ Federation.

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In a ruling released Monday, Justice Susan Griffin said the B.C. government’s replacement legislation, passed in 2011, is as unconstitutional as the 2002 law called Bill 28 that removed class size and special needs support from union working conditions. “The court concluded that the

government did not negotiate in good faith with the union after the Bill 28 decision,” Griffin wrote. “One of the problems was that the government representatives were preoccupied with another strategy. Their strategy was to put such pressure on the union that it would provoke a strike by the union. The government representatives thought this would give government the opportunity to gain political support for imposing legislation on the union.” The ruling strikes down the portions of the new legislation that have not already expired. BCTF president Jim Iker said the ruling returns contract language that was in place in 2002, and he expects that the province’s 60 school districts will have to rehire teachers and special needs assistants to reduce class size. He said there were 1,200 education specialists affected by the 2002 legislation, including teacher-librarians and counsellors. “It’s good for us, it’s good for public education, it’s good for British Columbia and for our students,” Iker said of Monday’s ruling. NDP education critic Rob Fleming called the ruling “real blow to the B.C. Liberals’ credibility,” adding it traces back to Premier Christy Clark’s time as education minister in 2002.

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N ew We s t m i n s t e r Ti n n i t u s Support Group: Tinnitus is a ringing, humming, buzzing or other sound

in your head or ears that does not have an outside source. If you have it or a related disorder, support is available. Meetings will discuss the latest treatment information, coping and stress reduction

techniques along with encouragement and camaraderie to combat this debilitating condition. When: Third Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. Where: Century House, 620 Eighth St., New Westminster. Info:

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Gerald Blackwell, 604600-9142 or nwtinn@ inbox.com. Alone To g e t h e r : Va g a b o n d P l aye r s presents a warm and witty comedy by Lawrence Roman, a play that every middle-aged couple who has raised a family can relate to. As one son goes out the door, two more return, having discovered that life just isn’t that great out in the real world, and the hope for a rekindled romance for Mum and Dad is dashed. When: Jan. 30 to Feb. 22, 8 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Where: Bernie Legge Theatre, Queen’s Park, New Westminster. Tickets: $15 general, $13 seniors/students. Reservations: 604-5210412 or reservations@ vagabondplayers.ca. Fo o d s Behaving Strangely: An exhibit of new works by Nicola Tibbetts featuring large scale, very detailed and realistic paintings of food. When: Until Feb. 14. Where: Amelia Douglas Gallery, Fourth Floor North, Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave., New Westminster.

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Wednesday of each month plus various events including book club, craft group, social Saturdays, etc. Info: Jocelan Caldwell, 604520-3646.

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.

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).

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

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Fraser Health Crisis Line: Vo l u n t e e r s needed to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support is provided. Info: www.options. bc.ca and follow link for Crisis Line. 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. Free Citizenship Classes: Prepare for the Canadian citizenship test for free in classes co-sponsored by N ew We s t m i n s t e r Public Library and MOSAIC’S Settlement Program. When: First consecutive We d n e s d a y and Thursday of each month 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: New Westminster Public Library, 716 6th Ave., N ew We s t m i n s t e r. Register and info: MOSAIC, 604-522-3722 ext. 155.


Friday, January 31, 2014 NewsLeader A17

Advice and inspiration at the BC Home and Garden Show The 41st-annual BC Home and Garden Show is coming to Vancouver in February, so mark your calenders and get ready to be inspired. The show will take place between Feb. 19 and 23 at BC Place Stadium. Among this year’s celebrity guests are Bryan and Sarah Baeumler, Mike Holmes Jr. and Sherry Holmes. You’ll also find the Urban Fare Cooking Stage. Some of

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Vancouver’s top chefs will demonstrate their signature recipes, from barbecue to comfort food. Urban Fare will also present Chopping Block on the 22nd, with four home chefs competing against each other to emerge victorious. Some of the must-see features at the show will be the Ask an Expert space, where interior decorating experts, professional landscapers and certified contractors will give homeowners and renters alike free 10-minute consultations on solving their home problems, and the West Coast Power Smart Home, this year’s Dream Home that showcases green living and modern

West Coast design. If gardening is one of your interests, you’ll enjoy the Living Melodies display, with more than 7,000 square feet of green space with flowers, water and stone features and outdoor furniture, inspired by famous music. The Better Gnomes and Gardens event brings well-known Vancouver residents such as Real Housewives of Vancouver’s Mary Zilba, Love It or List It Vancouver’s Todd Talbot and Global BC’s Steve Darling together with a very popular garden decoration: the gnome. The participants will decorate their own garden gnome and auction them off, with proceeds going towards Sole Food Street Farms. There will also be a spot to sit and have some tea at The Twinings English Tea Garden, or take in some fashion and art at Portobello West, inspired by London’s famous street market. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www. bchomeandgardenshow.com.

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To celebrate Chinese New Year, the next eight buyers of G3’s Phase 2 homes will be able to choose a lucky red envelope that will reveal a discount ranging from $6,888 to $8,888 off the purchase of their new home, which will be ready for occupancy in March.

Beauty comes in threes at Guildford’s G3 By Kerry Vital

Three is a lucky number at G3 Residences, an exciting condominium development in Surrey’s Guildford neighbourhood that features three buildings with a wide variety of floor plans, suitable for the needs of all discerning buyers. Right now, there is an exciting offer at G3! To celebrate Chinese New Year, the next 8 buyers of G3’s Phase 2 homes will get to pick a lucky red envelope that will reveal a

discount ranging from $6,888 to $8,888 off the purchase of their beautiful new home, ready for move-in March 2014! There are numerous benefits for being a G3 Residences homeowner. For one, this residential development offers its buyers ultimate convenience. Its location is key, central to the blossoming Guildford community. Buyers have easy access to the Port Mann Bridge, giving them quick entry into neighbouring areas of the Lower Mainland. As sales manager, Margaret Bird says, “the quality here is excellent … it’s been especially appealing to first-time buyers. We’ve seen a huge draw from Fraser Heights with parents wanting their kids to live nearby. You’re within walking distance to so much.” One of the most impressive things about G3 Residences is the beautiful views from some of the homes. “From the north-facing

homes you can see the (North Shore) mountains,” says Bird. “From the east-facing homes, you can see Mount Baker and that area. It’s gorgeous.” As completion nears, Bird points out that many of the floor plans available now are unique. “They’re one-off plans where they’re the only one in the building,” she says. Additionally, within walking distance to G3 is the newly renovated Guildford Town Centre, the Guildford Recreation Centre inclusive of a public library, fitness centre, and soon-to-be an aquatic facility, restaurants, and schools. The interior details of these homes are also contributors to their popularity among home buyers. These beautifully packaged homes come equipped with stainless-steel appliances, quartz countertops and an eating bar perfect for a quick breakfast or evening cocktail party. Soft-closing cabinetry with brushed

nickel hardware is perfectly lit by the ceiling mounted track lighting and pendant lights. Laminate hardwood flooring is featured throughout the living areas, with lush carpeting in the bedrooms and imported porcelain tile in the kitchen, entry and bathrooms. The bathrooms are elegant and luxurious, with a deep soaker tub, semi-frameless glass shower and chic wall-mounted vanity light. Homeowners can still choose between two designer colour schemes, Sterling and Onyx, and will enjoy the nine-foot ceilings (higher on the top floor) and convenient frontloading washer and dryers that come with every home. Oversized storage and parking is also included. Residents will also have access to the G3 residents’ lounge, which will include a gym, fireside lounge and a guest suite, among other things The bathrooms are elegant and luxurious, with a deep soaker tub, semi-frameless glass shower and chic wall-mounted vanity light. G3 Residences is truly a balance between contemporary lifestyle and affordability. Available homes start at $149,900 for a studio, $182,900 for a one-bedroom and $223,900 for a two-bedroom. Take advantage of the limited time Chinese New Year offer and visit the G3 showroom at 10439 154th Street, Surrey, open every day except Friday between noon and 5 p.m. to pick up your lucky red envelope! For additional information, be sure to visit g3living.ca or call 604-588-8238.


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Life and Wealth Planning Breakfast Please join us for a life planning workshop • Will I Outlive My Money? • Will I Outlive My Money? • RSP Strategies for 2014 • How to Structure Your Portfolio to Reduce Risk • How to Structure Your Portfolio to Reduce Risk • 5 Mistakes People Make With Their Money • 5 Mistakes People Make With Their Money • Advanced Tax Planning Strategies • Advanced Tax Planning Strategies •• Guarantee Guarantee Your Your Income Income for for Life Life •• Passing ciaries Passing Your Your Estate Estate Tax Tax Free Free to to Benefi Beneficiaries

This seminar will be valuable for people with financial assets of $200,000 plus and want to avoid costly mistakes.

Saturday February November8 9th @9.30 at am at the Clubhouse at Riverway @ 9:30am Golf Course, 9001 Bill Fox Way, Burnaby Burnaby Mountain Golf Course, 7600 Halifax Street, Burnaby

Miro Svoboda, Division Director, CFP

miro.svoboda@investorsgroup.com Miro’s vision is to be the best Financial Planner professional serving the long term needs of individual Canadians. Focusing on holistic life planning and investment management, Miro continues to expand his practice. He believes in quality, and treats each client relationship the way he would be expected to be treated by a professional.

9:15am followed by the workshop. Breakfast will be served at 9:30am workshop Limited Seating - to reserve a seat or book an appointment please call Prab at (604) 431-0117 ext. 272 #900 - 5945 Kathleen Ave, Burnaby, BC , V5H 4J7 Investors Group is a registered trademark owned by IGM Financial Inc. and licensed to its subsidiary corporations. Commissions, fees and expenses may be associated with mutual fund investments. Read the prospectus before investing. Mutual funds are not guaranteed, values change frequently and past performance may not be repeated. Insurance products and services distributed through I.G. Insurance Services Inc. Insurance license sponsored by The Great-West Life Assurance Company. GICs issued by Investors Group Trust Co Ltd., and/or other non-affiliated GIC issuers.

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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

INDEX IN BRIEF FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS ...............1-8

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 115

EDUCATION

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 130

HELP WANTED

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 160

TRADES, TECHNICAL

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS ...9-57

LIGHT DUTY CLEANERS

TRAVEL.............................................61-76

Five Star Building Maintenance has F/T and P/T openings for reliable Light Duty Cleaners in Metro Vancouver. Day shifts only (weekdays/weekends). We offer training programs, attractive wages and benefits. Fax resume to: 604.435.0516 or email to: staff@fivestarbc.ca

CHILDREN ........................................80-98 EMPLOYMENT .............................102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES...................203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK ......................453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE...........503-587 REAL ESTATE ...............................603-696

NORTHERN VANCOUVER island scaling company is seeking Coastal Log Scalers for camp/local positions. KLM Inventory Ltd. is based out of Port McNeill, BC. KLM will accept candidates who have just recently acquired their scaling license; the company will provide training. Competitive wages, plus full benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email qsg@telus.net. If you require any additional information please call Jamie MacGregor at 250-230-0025.

RENTALS ......................................703-757 AUTOMOTIVE ..............................804-862 MARINE .......................................903-920

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QUALIFIED HAIRDRESSER To work in

New Westminster area Seniors care home. Mon., Wed. & Friday. Call: 604-420-9339

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS 33

INFORMATION ADVERTISE in the LARGEST OUTDOOR PUBLICATION IN BC The 2014-2016 BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis

bcclassified.com reserves the right to revise, edit, classify or reject any advertisement and to retain any answers directed to the bcclassified.com Box Reply Service and to repay the customer the sum paid for the advertisement and box rental.

The most effective way to reach an incredible number of BC Sportsmen & women. Two year edition- terrific presence for your business.

Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: fish@blackpress.ca

DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION

Advertisers are reminded that Provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, color, nationality, ancestry or place of origin, or age, unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved.

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HELP WANTED

YOUTH & ADULTS Deliver newspapers (2x per week) on Wednesdays and Fridays in your area. Papers are dropped off at your home with the flyers pre-inserted! Call Christy 604-436-2472

for available routes email

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CENTURY PLAZA HOTEL Best Rates. 1.800.663.1818

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

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• Annual Starting Revenue of $24,000 - $120,000 • Guaranteed Cleaning Contracts • Professional Training Provided • Financing Available • Ongoing Support • Low Down Payment required A Respected Worldwide Leader in Franchised Office Cleaning. Coverall of BC 604.434.7744 info@coverallbc.com www.coverallbc.com

Please e-mail resume: hr@bcrentals.com

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Marine Technician

Primary duties include maint. troubleshooting & repair of diesel & gas marine engines. Knowledgeable in vessel electrical systems. Must have own tools and a valid drivers license. Compensation Based On Experience. Please forward resume to vancouveroutboard@ telus.net WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

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EDUCATION

Experience Required. $11.25 per hour. Uniform and training provided. 1 free meal included daily.

SUBWAY Unit # 21A - 800 Mc Bride Blvd. Call Mandy 778-883-9227 after 11:30a.m. or e-mail: subway_royal@live.com

THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: •Heavy Duty Mechanics •Feller Buncher •Coastal Log Scalers •Grapple Yarder Operators •Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers •Processor Operators •Hand Buckers •Machinist •Coastal Certified Hand Fallers Fulltime camp with union rates/benefits. Please send resumes by fax to 250956-4888 or email to: office@lemare.ca

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INSIDE WORKERS Full-Time

Heavy Duty Diesel Truck Mechanic Mega Cranes Ltd. an industry

#205 - 1515 Broadway St, Port Coquitlam

Please contact Mike e-mail: mike@megacranes.com or fax 604.599.5250

EDUCATION

TRADES, TECHNICAL

JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS Fort McMurray & Leduc Alberta Gladiator Equipment Ltd. has immediate positions for Journeyman Heavy Duty, off road Certified Mechanics for work in Fort McMurray and Leduc, Alberta. Excellent wages and benefits. www.gladiatorequipment.com fax 1-780-986-7051. hr@gladiatorequipment.com

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SANDWICH ARTISTS

Searching for your dream home or selling it? This is the location. Listings include everything from acreage, farms/ranches to condos and waterfront homes.

req. Mon.-Fri. 8am - 4:30 pm for COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY in Port Coq. $11/hr to start Apply in person btwn 9 & 11am

We Offer An Excellent Remuneration & Benefits Package - Medical/Dental, Life Insurance & Pension Plan.

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COPYRIGHT

Advertise across the Lower Mainland in the 18 best-read community newspapers and 1 daily. ON THE WEB:

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TRAVEL

Copyright and/or properties subsist in all advertisements and in all other material appearing in this edition of bcclassified.com. Permission to reproduce wholly or in part and in any form whatsoever, particularly by a photographic or offset process in a publication must be obtained in writing from the publisher. Any unauthorized reproduction will be subject to recourse by law.

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HAIRCARE PROFESSIONALS

HEAVY DUTY / EQUIPMENT MECHANIC

B.C. Rentals is seeking an experienced mechanic to service and maintain a wide range of equip. based at our Richmond Group Operations Centre.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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BC COLLEGE OF OPTICS

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604.581.0101

PAYROLL ADMINISTRATOR If you are good with numbers and attentive to detail, consider leveraging your strengths towards a career as a Payroll Administrator. No matter which industry you work in, the Accounting and Payroll Administrator program offers you key skills that can save time and resources spent on HR and Accounting. Career Opportunities:

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FOSTER/SOCIAL CARE

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FOSTER/SOCIAL CARE

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 130

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THE Construction Coordinator position will be located in an industrial setting at a Vancouver area fuel processing and distribution facility. The client utilizes Jacobs Industrial as the core maintenance contractor on site. You would complete the following activities: Coordinate Construction Activities associated with Tank Maintenance program; Act as a Tank Team Core Member; Provide team with input to develop Construction Work Packages (CWP’s) for Tank maintenance, inspection and repairs; Ensure CWP for tank maintenance, inspection and repairs are implemented safely, per applicable specifications and standards, and in accordance with agreed upon schedule and budget; Coordinate Contactors per site agreement; Work with operations to safely take tanks in and out of service per applicable SOP’s. To be successful you will have comprehensive understanding of industrial storage tanks, planning and scheduling, tanks inspections and construction; Post-secondary education and/or a technical trade; a minimum of 4 - 7 years of related experience; and a knowledge of construction and maintenance techniques and best practices. This position involves working in both an office and industrial plant environment. Hours of work are typically 7:30 to 4:00 PM Monday to Friday. Apply Today! To learn more about Jacobs and its worldwide projects and opportunities visit www.jacobs.com - to apply search Vancouver or send a resume directly to ta@jacobs.com

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ELECTRICAL

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287

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MOVING & STORAGE

Decks, Patio, Stairs, Siding, Framing, Finishing, Skylights, Tile & Laminate, Drywall. Install Doors & Windows, Painting & much more. All work Guaranteed. Competetive rates.

BAJ EXCAVATING DEMO, Sewer, storm, drainage, remove concrete & blacktop, old house drainage. Call 604-779-7816.

Call Mike 778-867-0841

MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, RENOVATION www.proficientrenovation.com or call 604-323-4111 for more details.

All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. 778-998-7505 or 604-961-7505

BROTHERS MOVING & DELIVERY

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• Additions • Renovations • New Construction

Specializing in • Concrete • Forming • Framing • Siding

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INTERIORS: Baths (reno’s/ repairs) specializing in drywall, doors, flooring, tiling, plumbing, painting, miscellaneous, etc. VERSATILE! EXPERIENCED IN OVER 30 LINES OF WORK! * Quality work * Prompt Service * Fair prices For positive results Call Robert SERVICE CALLS WELCOME

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry, painting, drywall, tiles Quality work - reasonable price Martin 778-355-5840

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COMPLETE Roofing Ltd. Repairs & gutters, all roofs. WCB, BBB, Reas guaranteed. Sr Disc. 604-725-0106

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NEW WESTMINSTER

New West Quay. Panoramic view of River. Updated 2 brm, 1131 sq ft. Steps to Skytrain. Rentals allowed. #1604 1135 Quayside Dr. $368k Prud Rlty 604-617-3864

GL ROOFING. Cedar/Asphalt, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters - $80. 604-240-5362. info@glroofing.ca

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

PAVING/SEAL COATING

ASPHALT PAVING • Brick Driveways • Retaining Walls • Foundation Repairs • Sealcoating 604-618-2304

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Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

#1 IN RATES & SERVICE. Lic’d/Ins. LOCAL Plumber. Plugged drains, renos etc. Chad 1-877-861-2423

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FEMALE YORKIE micro-chipped, reg’d, cert of pedigree. Video avail health records. $995. 604-353-8750 charlesfoyers@gmail.com

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 512

BICYCLES

Gary Fisher Advance Mountain bike, suits person 5’2’’ - 5’9’’ Selling for $70 GIANT FCR 2 Sport Road Bike Size L - Suits 5’9 - 6’2’’ Hardly used. $500. North Delta 604-591-9740 Can email Pictures

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

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CO-OP RENTALS

BURNABY

FURNITURE

FURNITURE FOR SALE

372

SUNDECKS

Couch and love seat, great condition, floral with beige background; Hide-a-bed couch, green blue burgandy print, great condition; Pottery lamps (2) beige with new shades $50 for pair. Delta 604-591-9740

560

MISC. FOR SALE

Do you want to live in the security of a family community? Woodland surroundings, on Forest Grove Drive. Good location, close to schools, SFU and Lougheed Mall. No subsidies available. $10 application fee. Maximum housing charges; 2 bdrms $919/mo. 3 bdrms. $1029/mo. & 4 bdrms. $1134/mo. Shares $2500.

NO SUBSIDIES AVAILABLE Orientation: Sunday, February 2nd 1:30 p.m. at 51A-8740 Forest Grove Dr. Phone 604-420-2442

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NEW WEST 1 bdrm grnd lvl suite in newer home. Ns/np, avail Feb. $650 incl utils/laund. 778-998-8967

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TREE SERVICES

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TREE BY-LAW going through at the end of January.

Get your TREES done now!

Call: 604.787.5915 or 604.291.7778

REAL ESTATE 627

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

SUITES, UPPER

COQUITLAM Ctr. 3 Bdrm suite up: 2baths, spec view, w/d, d/w, 10 min walk to greenline, D.College ns/np, resp, work ref’s $1800 +utils. Also: 3Bdr gr/lvl ste down: sep livrm, w/d, d/w, $1350 +utils. 604-781-1703

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TOWNHOUSES

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

Gary Fisher Advance Mountain bike, suits person 5’2’’ - 5’9’’ Selling for $70 GIANT FCR 2 Sport Road Bike Size L - Suits 5’9 - 6’2’’ Hardly used. $500.

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

WHATTLEKAINUM HOUSING CO-OP ORIENTATION

515 BOOKS, COINS, STAMPS

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OPEN HOMES DIRECTORY

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FEMALE PEKINGESE top of the line pup, reg’d. Email for more info. Video avail. $995. 604-353-8750. charlesfoyers@gmail.com

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JUNK REMOVAL By RECYCLE-IT! 604.587.5865

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BURNABY & NEW WESTMINSTER

#316- 14 Royal Ave, NW SAT 2:30-4:30 &

CLEAN SPACIOUS SUITES Fully Renod 1 & 2 Bd Suites Centrally Located, 5 min walk to Metrotown Mall. On-site caretaker. Extra lg patios.

MALE WESTIE. Top of the line pup. Registered, email for more info. Video avail. $995. 604-353-8750 charlesfoyers@gmail.com

homes #16 - 323 Governors Crt, NW SAT 2:30-4:30

APARTMENT/CONDO

CHIHUAHUAS, male pups, 20 weeks old, $550 obo. Call 604-7947347

MALE POMERANIAN registered, micro-chipped, all health records, video avail. $995. 604-353-8750 charlesfoyers@gmail.com

OPEN

#101 - 550 8th St, NW SAT 12:00-2:00 & SUN 12:00-1:30

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

706

MALE COCKER - Micro-chipped Reg’d, cert of pedigree, video avail. health records. $995. 604-353-8750 charlesfoyers@gmail.com

PLUMBING

ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020

PETS

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

BRO MARV PLUMBING 24/7 Plumbing, heating, plugged drains BBB. (604)582-1598, bromarv.com

333 East 6th Ave, NW SUN 2:00-4:00

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

www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca

www.paintspecial.com

www.MOUNTAIN-MOVERS.ca Your trusted choice for residential moving services. (778)378-6683

#117 - 74 Miner St, NW SAT 12:00-2:00

AUTO FINANCING

604-787-5915/604-291-7778

www.brothersmoving.com

477

www.affordablemoversbc.com

info@jkbconstruction.com www.jkbconstruction.com

TREE & STUMP

PETS

AFFORDABLE MOVING

“Award Winning Renovations” 32 Years of Experience

810

RENTALS

Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222

320

TRANSPORTATION

639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES

HOME REPAIRS

604-218-3064

Residential & Commercial

REAL ESTATE

• DIFFICULTY SELLING? •

• Tree Trimming • Fully Insured • Best Rates

Call 604-720-0931

If I can’t do it It can’t be done

604-461-0999

MOON CONSTRUCTION BUILDING SERVICES

TREE SERVICES

. Expert Power Washing. Gutters cleaned & repaired. www.expertpowerwashing. Mike, 604-961-1280

$2500 FURNACE $725 HWT Licenced-Bonded-Insured

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

374

removal done RIGHT!

Local & long distance Movers

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

• Furnaces • Gas Fitting • Hot Water Tanks Winter Special!

287

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

FIVE STAR ROOFING

284 HEAT, AIR, REFRIGERATION

REPAIR & INSTALL

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Across the street - across the world Real Professionals, Reas. Rates. Best in every way! 604-721-4555.

HANDYPERSONS

NATURAL AIRFLOW HEATING LTD.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

One Call Does it All

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

283A

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

Notice is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of David Leonard Worthington, Deceased, late of 325 – 4th Street, New Westminster, British Columbia, are hereby required to send particulars of their claims to the Executrix at the following address: c/o McQuarrie Hunter LLP, Barristers & Solicitors Attention: ALLISON M. CATHERWOOD #1500 – 13450 102nd Avenue Surrey, B.C. V3T 5X3 before the 27th day of February, 2014, after which date the Executrix will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to claims of which the Executrix then has notice.

WITNESS NEEDED: If you witnessed a Hit & Run accident on January 22, 2012 Cariboo Road south of the Gaglardi overpass can you please call 604-314-7154. Long time ago but I need your help. Thanks.


A24 NewsLeader Friday, January 31, 2014

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January 31, 2014  

Section N of the January 31, 2014 edition of the Burnaby NewsLeader

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