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Mayor Derek Corrigan made his message clear when he told Fraser Health Authority decision makers that the mental health service level in Burnaby is just “not good enough.” Fraser Health’s Denise Houde, director of clinical programs, and Pam Vickram, Burnaby mental health and substance use manager, had a lot of explaining to do about the decision to standardize mental health service hours by ending them at 4:30 p.m. across the region. It was in response to the alarm bell that was rung by the B.C. Nurses’ Union last month, calling the hour change only the beginning of cuts in mental health. Houde and Vickram presented a delegation to council and noted that, of the 1,475 clients in Burnaby, only 16 were affected by the hour cuts, but they were all reaching the end of their counselling program and the group they attended in the evening was helping them transition. However, council grilled the two on how the decision process was made and what was being done to help the rising number of mental health calls in the city. “I’ve got to tell you, and it’s no offence to you, you deal with the cards that you’re given, but the message from me has been it’s not good enough,” Corrigan said. According to the Burnaby RCMP, there were 245 calls related to mental health in 2012 received by the police, which was a combination of calls at the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health Addiction, and calls in the city for service. Corrigan noted that the 100-bed mental Mental health Page 8
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The many faces of homelessness Stefania Seccia staff reporter
Dave Butler was in his wheelchair, sifting through his pile of belongings on the pavement under the hot sun – carefully selecting the few he was allowed to bring in to the Vancouver shelter. He had been transferred over from Burnaby Hospital to the shelter in Vancouver as it was the closest one – there is no overnight shelter in Burnaby – and had space. He was suffering with a leg injury, he had no time left to stay at the hospital, and he had nowhere else to go. “This isn’t right,” he told the Burnaby NOW in August, over the phone. “This should not be happening.” Butler’s story is only an example of how
homelessness has many faces – an impoverished man in a wheelchair, a senior citizen whose stagnant income doesn’t rise with inflation, a family down on their luck, a young couple passing through the city with their dogs, someone struggling with a mental health disorder that keeps them from obtaining work. Homelessness is an issue all municipalities are dealing with, which is why from Oct. 13 to 19 Metro Vancouver instituted Homelessness Action Week. One local volunteer, who helps the homeless every week, said it’s important to bring Burnaby’s homelessness issue to the forefront as the problem is very real. “I used to see folks that were out panhandling, people for so long you just walk by and then you realize, they’re part of the
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A pair of NDP MP frequent flyers say it’s time Parliamentarians looked at online voting to save taxpayers’ dollars. Peter Julian and Kennedy Stewart say it only makes sense to use technology to trump geography in a country as big as Canada. “I think it’s something we should consider, absolutely, especially in B.C. – there may be a variety of votes where it could be done using technology and I think we need to think about that,” said Burnaby-New Westminster MP Peter Julian. “Right now, unless I’m in my seat in the House of Commons, I can’t vote on legislation, and in a country as vast and large as Canada, that’s not necessarily the best way to go.” Julian was reacting to the figures in the recently released House of Commons Members Expenditure Report, which shows Canadian MPs filed over $123 million in expenses in the 2012-2013 fiscal year. The report details MPs’ spending on travel, office expenses and other costs. Julian had the most expenses of the trio of NDP MPs who represent New Westminster and Burnaby, with total expenses of $488,358.07. New Westminster-Coquitlam MP Fin Donnelly was next at $446,553.25. Kennedy Stewart from Burnaby-Douglas was third with $441,340.73 in costs. That’s a total of more than $1.376 million in expenses for the three NDP MPs. A big chunk of those expenses – $360,000 – was spent on travel. Julian was tops in this category among the three MPs, racking up over $126,000 in travel costs. Frequent trips between B.C. and
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“There are some votes where every MP should be in his or her seat, but there are also some votes where we may be able to use technology.” Ottawa traditionally push the travel tab for all the province’s Parliamentarians sky-high. But Julian said that bill to the taxpayer could be trimmed by using distance technology. “There are some votes where every MP should be in his or her seat, but there are also some votes where we may be able to use technology,” said Julian. “It wouldn’t just save on costs – it also makes a lot of sense in other ways.” Julian said taxpayers would also save on MP housing allowances, living expenses and other costs like per diems. The reduced travel time would allow MPs to go the extra mile for their constituents at home and reduce the stress on their family lives as well. Julian’s fellow frequent flyer Stewart agreed, saying a Commons Committee should look into ways
to hold secure online votes in Parliament. “I don’t see why we couldn’t have a committee look at it,” said Kennedy. “I think it’s worth looking at.” Kennedy said MPs should still be required to attend crucial votes likes motions of confidence in the government in person. And making sure distance voting was secure from hacking would be critical. But Kennedy thinks he might already have slipped the thin edge of the silicon wedge into Parliamentary proceedings. He’s put forward a motion (M-428) to develop rules that would allow online petitions to be submitted to the House of Commons. “It’s a good test – if the House of Commons is willing to consider a minor change in technology, maybe we can move on to major changes,” he said.
Donnelly was out of the country travelling, but in an email response said he’s willing to spending 10plus hours on a plane each week while the House sits to stay in touch with his constituents. “It’s important to stay in touch with my community – just because we’re far away from Ottawa shouldn’t mean that British Columbians shouldn’t have access to their MP,” Donnelly’s email read. Donnelly also stated that he and his staff work hard to ensure they keep costs down while doing the public’s business. “For me, this lies in stark contrast to our Senators, who are not elected to represent anyone and yet who cost taxpayers $90 million dollars a year. That’s why the NDP is in favour of abolishing the Senate,” Donnelly wrote in his email.
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MP Travel: $121,987.09 Staff, family travel: $4,337.55 Member’s accommodation and per diem expenses: $15,294.81 Member’s secondary residence expenses: $10,778.18 Hospitality and events of $6,378.54). Total expenses (including salaries to assistants, office expenses, etc.): $488,358.07
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under party discipline. I’m pretty independent and forthright in my opinions. staff reporter Municipal politics is ideal for me.” Corrigan said he’s enjoyed the experiTwelve consecutive years won’t be enough for Burnaby Mayor Derek ence as mayor and and wears his feelings Corrigan, who’s told the Burnaby NOW he on his sleeve when it comes to his city. “I’m a mother bear protecting fully intends to run again. our interests,” he said. “I know The next civic election is due I’m going to have real separation November 2014, and Corrigan anxiety when I’m no longer part said he hopes to make it his fifth of the decisions being made.” consecutive term as city mayor. Recently, Corrigan was under “I’m intending to come back to fire for his and council’s decision run for mayor,” he said in a phone to keep pit bulls muzzled in the interview. “I expect I’ll still be city, despite 95 letter writers and healthy and capable. I’m feeling all delegations that came forward good now and I’m ready, willsupporting the opposite. ing and able to take on another “I never like to make people term.” Derek Corrigan unhappy in the city, but I found When former NDP-lead- mayor that in politics, that sometimes er Adrian Dix stepped down, to make an omelet you’ve got to Corrigan’s name was touted by many political experts as a possible bidder in the break a few eggs,” he added. Corrigan said he hopes voters consider leadership race, however, Corrigan says he has no intention to get into provincial the redevelopment of the Edmonds area as one of his strong suits. politics. “I haven’t gotten to my best before “I don’t have the stomach for it,” he said. “I would have real trouble working date,” he noted.
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in the messages being disseminated by The kitchen is perhaps the most firefighters this week – National Fire important room in the average home. Prevention Week. You cook there. You clean there. You Locally and across Canada, the week’s eat there. You store food there. You hang theme is Prevent Kitchen Fires, and the out there. fire prevention campaign’s Parties often end up there goal is to raise awareness that as the festivities start to fade more fires start in the kitchen into the wee hours. Burnaby NOW than in any other part of the You could even burn your home. house down there – in fact, far too many Cooking is the main culprit in startpeople use their kitchens to do just that ing devastating fires that destroy homes (unintentionally, of course). – and lives. While millions of dollars That’s why kitchens are emphasized
are lost to kitchen fires every year, more than two out of three fire deaths have their roots in the kitchen. There are hundreds of ways to start a fire in the kitchen, not to mention the many ways to spill scalding water and get burn injuries without a hint of flame being involved. Worst are the fires that are started with untended pans of grease or cooking oil, which can erupt into flames that spread more quickly than most other sources of conflagration and have a pro-
pensity to wreak more devastation, as well. So when you’re cooking with grease or oil, it’s important to be prepared for an accidental flare-up – keep a lid handy to shut down flames immediately, for instance, instead of trying to move your pot or pan from the stove (a serious no-no!). Keep your smoke detectors up to date, and don’t leave cooking pots unattended on the stove. And have a family plan for escape, in case the unthinkable happens.
Quebec, you used to be so cool IN MY OPINION
very province tries to be cool in its own way. You’ve got your Albertan version (tough cowboys), your Maritime version (fiddle-playing Celtic folks with weird accents), and your B.C. version (stoned slackers). For years, it seemed like Quebec had a lock on being the coolest province. You could buy beer and wine in the corner stores! Everybody spoke French and the cities had great architecture! Best of all, they were constantly sticking it to Ottawa. Then, they started taking themselves a little too seriously. Threatening to take your ball and go home maybe works once, but if you do it half a dozen times over 30-odd years, people just start rolling their eyes. Worst of all has been the weird habit of constantly claiming to be a victimized minority, while increasingly trying to stomp on non-francophone minorities. Earlier this year, we saw the Quebec Soccer Federation ban players from wearing turbans or other religious head coverings
on the pitch. Now the Parti Quebecois is proposing a ban on any religious head coverings or sizeable religious symbols for all public employees. It’s like PQ leader Pauline Marois was stung by one wasp, then decided to wear an entire hive as a hat while jumping up and down vigorously. Obviously, this new proposed law is stupid, racist, and if it was held up to the values of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, would stand as much chance of surviving as a delicate origami crane placed inside the engine of a 767. Why is this law being proposed in the first place? Marois has defended the so-called Charter of Quebec Values as part of the unique Quebecois culture of secularism. Well, I’m so full of secularism it’s coming out of my ears, and that’s a load of steaming horse manure. The freedom of people in Quebec to practice their religion or culture should only end when it causes demonstrable harm to others. Let’s say that I firmly believe that I must, at all times, wear a bedazzled purple pirate hat. Is this belief backed up by centuries of religious philosophy and tradition? Nope. Is it a statement about a proud cultural heritage?
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR How to waste taxpayers’ money Dear Editor:
Re: “Burnaby mayor back from whirlwind tour of waste-energy facilities in Sweden,” Burnaby NOW online, Sept. 27. Derek Corrigan’s trip to Sweden is just another example of how Metro Vancouver is throwing our tax dollars away to push through this incinerator that no one wants. I guess the point was for him to learn more about this technology he’s trying to force on taxpayers, but it sounds like he didn’t learn his lessons. In the article, he admits that they have lower recycling rates in Sweden because of incineration, and that the European Parliament is questioning
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continued investment in incinerators. So why does he want to build another one here in B.C.? Shouldn’t we be focused on recycling more, not less? He spent our tax dollars getting there and yet says that there was no time to see anything, spending his whole time in meetings and lectures. Ever heard of a telephone? Skype? Must have been a nice vacation. Corrigan says he’s seeking limited dependence on incineration here in B.C. and that we don’t really need the energy this proposed facility would produce. So why are we building a new one? We already have one that is underused. He also learned that in Sweden they get a cut of
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your personal income tax at the municipal level. Is that his plan to pay for his $500 million incinerator? His waste plan is a waste of your money. Jordan Bateman, B.C. director, Canadian
Pit bull decision was right
Re: City will keep pit bulls muzzled in dog bylaw, Burnaby NOW, Oct. 2. It is not very often that we (I) applaud Burnaby city council for anything, let alone for standing by their scruples, but when it
comes to protecting children and smaller animals and pets from these inbred dogs, they have my vote. Usually I don’t agree with mollycoddling citizens, but I lived in Surrey, and watched mothers with their children having to step off the sidewalk because some two-bit hood wanted to walk his dog without even a leash. Yes, yes, cocker spaniels can be nasty, and French poodles are listed as one of the most likely to bite, but they tend not to be so absolutely insane and unpredictable as pit bulls. I would go further and suggest that these dogs found without a muzzle (unless in a fenced junkyard) should be put down at the owner’s expense. Larry Bennett, Burnaby
Quebec: Provincial culture is changing – not for the better continued from page 6
Nope. Should the government be allowed to say that I can’t wear my spangly purple hat? Absolutely not. The point of freedom of religion means even freedom for dummies like me to believe whatever we want. This law is not about bringing Quebecers together and uniting people in la belle province, as Marois and her supporters have claimed. It’s about staking out a tribal enclave and making it clear to those who aren’t white, pure laine Francophones that they aren’t welcome.
Quebec has turned from cool young rebel of the 1960s, with its Quiet Revolution and radical politics, into a stodgy, aging, xenophobic old twit, shaking his cane at the kids and telling them to get off his lawn. So basically, it’s doing what all the other old hippies have been doing since the 1980s. Thankfully, not everyone from Quebec is this stupid and intolerant. Justin Trudeau, actually impressing me for once, has spoken out against it. Trudeau pointed to the idea that people this law sees as outsiders are
contributing to an evolving Quebec culture. That’s how I see it too – a culture, Canadian or Quebecois, is a growing, changing thing. Quebec was very, very different as a society 60 years ago. It changed, in many ways for the better. Now it has a chance to change again. It it doesn’t change, it will suffer the fate of every other old, cranky, annoying and essentially powerless bigot. It’ll wither and die. Matthew Claxton is a reporter with the Langley Advance, a sister paper of the Burnaby NOW.
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Le": Principals of Second Street: In typical 2nd Street style, our (From le" to right) Mark Harding, Sue en!re community rose to this Montabello, Rob Be%s, Brian Shuster grand occasion and came together and Dave Carter. to create a 100th Celebra!on for Second Street Community School that honoured our past, present and created a future legacy of success and connec!ons. New friendships were made and Former Students many re-established, as a family of 11 a community of families, from children—Lynda, Liz, Above: Clarence Henshaw and sta$ and students—former Deborah and Nancy Doug McCallum – Second Street Lyons went to school and present— were students in the 1930’s! welcomed ‘home’! Thank from 1965-1978. you to the extraordinary e$orts of sta$, students, Centennial Commi%ee and the army of volunteers for crea!ng a celebra!on that surpassed all expecta!ons. Please join us in thanking the following supporters of our Celebra!on: Access Computer Rentals Burnaby Central Secondary School – Culinary Department Burnaby Edmonds Lions Club Burnaby Lougheed Lions Club Burnaby Op!mist Club Burnaby School District Burnaby Village Museum Cariboo Hill Secondary Students and Mr. Bernard Centennial Commi%ee Members
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Mayor tours waste facilities in Sweden Stefania Seccia staff reporter
Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan was in Sweden in late September, touring district energy systems and waste-energy facilities for Metro Vancouver. Corrigan is vice-chair of Metro Van’s zero-waste committee and travelled to Sweden for the week – learning about Sweden’s energy solutions. Corrigan was with a dozen other Canadian delegates, touring central parts of Sweden by bus and asking experts questions about the energy facilities. The experts he met with about wasteenergy facilities were surprised to hear that landfills were still used in Canada, Corrigan said. “They were surprised that people are still arguing about waste-to-energy facilities still, which they said was absurd,” he noted. “They said, ‘You’re actually looking at landfills, that’s appalling.’ They’ve banned landfills.” However, when asked about the
European Parliament backing a resolution that aims to recover valuable materials ahead of landfilling – and a European directive questioning the further investment in waste-energy facilities – Corrigan said it’s due to the recycling initiatives of those countries and the fact that their diversion rates for recycling are not as high as ours. Corrigan said European countries over-depend on incinerators as a form of energy creation, which is not the focus of Burnaby’s incinerator. “We look at it not just as creating energy, but a byproduct of reducing waste,” he added. “It’s a good way for us to generate power for our houses, but we’re saying it’s a good way of getting rid of garbage. If we get the bonus of electricity out of it, it’s nice, but not crucial. “We want limited incineration, not dependence on it – it’s a real distinction in the way we approach it.” For an extended version of this story, see www.burnabynow.com.
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health facility is run by Vancouver Coastal Health, but money is coming out of Burnaby’s pocket as the police are not subsidized when they are called there. “I don’t like it,” he added. “I’m saying, on behalf of my community, I don’t like it. We need resources in our community for our citizens to be hosting and paying for it through our police resources and facility in our community.” Corrigan also noted that Vancouver clients are given more priority to get beds in the shelter, despite it being based in Burnaby – where the need is growing. “The question very often floated by people is why don’t you have an overnight shelter – that’ll fix it,” he said. “But an overnight shelter for someone who has mental health issues and addictions issues, you know and I know that an overnight shelter does no good whatsoever. It’s a Band-Aid.” Coun. Colleen Jordan said she felt the decision to standardize the hours in the Fraser Health region was made without considering the impact on the community and clients. “Somewhere, someone made the deci-
sion to do that, but based on what?” she asked the delegation. “Based on surveying the needs of the community? Based on surveying the clients to see if that would be helpful for them? Make things harder for them? This whole process seems to be backwards and you make a bureaucratic decision what the hours will be rather than saying what’s the need in the community?” However, Houde said the opposite was true and she and Vickram were part of the team who made the call to end the evening hours offered. “We are the decision-makers, and the decision was not made lightly,” she said. “We made this decision because we have limited resources like any organization, and we have to manage these resources responsibly and in order to serve the largest numbers that need our services.” Houde said they’re obligated to serve the “seriously, persistently mentally ill” individuals and the 16 of about 1,475 were the only ones accessing the evening hours. “I think we’re acting responsibly,” she added. “The demand for our services is increasing. It was the responsible decision to make to serve the clients.”
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If you’re thankful and you know it, raise your hand: These Grade 3 and 4 students showed a little outside the Xbox thinking when teacher Derek Cockram asked them to write what they were thankful for.
Counting their blessings Big Bang, God, vegetables and chinchillas all make the gratitude list for this Grade 3-4 class Don Hauka staff reporter
When Derek Cockram gave his students a Thanksgiving writing assignment, the last thing he expected was to be blown away by their explosive, outside the Xbox thinking. The Burnaby teacher got a lesson in cosmic gratitude when he asked his split Grade 3-4 class to write three paragraphs about what they were thankful for. Cockram told his 22 students at Taylor Park Elementary School to focus on family, things and knowledge that they were grateful for. Some of the answers blew his mind. “Every year there’s something,” said Cockram. “This year, it was the ‘knowledge of the universe’ response
that I found really remarkable.” Students in the multiculturally Along with many expressions of diverse class expressed their apprethanks for things like friends and ciation of God’s goodness with honfamily, Xbox games, pets and other est and refreshing simplicity. possessions, Cockram found one of “I am thankful for God because his students boldly going where none he always helps me and listens to my had before. wishes,” wrote Nicole. “If “I am thankful for there were no God my “I am thankful knowledge of the uniwishes wouldn’t come for knowledge verse because it is very true, and I wouldn’t be weird that space never happy.” of the universe ends and that the Big Chloe, in addition because it is very to And Bang is still happening,” being grateful for her weird that space chinchillas and parents, wrote Howard. “There are an infinthanks God for granting never ends and ity of galaxies in space. wisdom – among other that the Big Bang things. Without this knowledge I would think that space “I am thankful for God is still would end and the world because he made everyhappening.” would never end and stars thing and all of us. He are made of rocks.” helps us think and conHOWARD Cockram was also surcentrate. If God was not Taylor Park student prised by the number of alive we wouldn’t be as his students who thanked smart as we are now,” God they’re alive – literally. Chloe wrote. “I found the responses that talkCockram has given a Thanksgiving ed about God very surprising,” said writing assignment to his classes for Cockram. Thanksgiving Page 10
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An attitude of gratitude: These Grade 3 and 4 students at Taylor Park Elementary School are grateful for everything from their grandparents to gravity.
‘I am thankful for every bit of knowledge’ What are Grade 3-4 students at Taylor Park thankful for? Samples of Derek Cockram’s class writing responses: ◆ I am thankful for the air. Without the air I would be choking. Without the air the world would be like mars. I am thankful for the ground. Without the ground I would be falling through the world. I am thankful for every bit of knowledge. Without knowledge I wouldn’t be typing here and Canada wouldn’t exist because we originated from Africa and if our ancestors didn’t know anything they wouldn’t move here to North America. – Andrew ◆ I am grateful for my grandma and grandpa because he plants the garden and they cook food for the family. I am thankful for my grandma because she washes the clothes and socks and she also walks me to school. I am thankful for the trees, because they give us oxygen. Without them, we don’t have clean air to breath. I am also thankful for the plants. With the plants and the trees we won’t get floods and the grass, because they make the earth more green and beautiful so easily because we won’t have so much water in the ground. – Sarah ◆ I am thankful for my dad because he drives me to school. I am thankful for my mom because she cooks vegetables for me to eat. I am also thankful for my sister because she plays hide and seek with me. I am thankful for my bunny, Ruby, because she is so cute. When she drinks water, she stands up. I am thankful for Social Studies because it is active and you can learn more history.
◆ I am thankful for my family: My mom for caring for me and cooking food for the family. She helps clean the house with my dad and me. I am thankful for my dad for working hard at work and earning money for the family. I am thankful for my little sister, Daisy, for sharing her candy and chocolate with me. I am thankful for my friends for playing with me when I am bored and lonely with nobody to play with. My friends care for me and sometimes give me presents. I am thankful for all the teachers that have helped me learn because without them, I wouldn’t learn anything. – Maggie ◆ I am thankful for my family, my pet cat, my friends and my little friend Lily the ladybug. My family and friends give me care. If I didn’t have them I would be sad, poor and homeless. I wouldn’t learn the ABCs, and I wouldn’t learn 1+1=2. I am thankful for my dolls because they keep me company. Without them I would feel absolutely, positively left out. Without my dolls I wouldn’t have anyone to cuddle at bedtime. I am thankful for God since he created food and created me. If God was not there I would not exist and there would not be any food for people and animals. This is what I am thankful for. – Mia ◆ I am thankful for books because some can be very interesting. I like Captain Underpants. If I didn’t have books there wouldn’t be any reading. – Deyan Read more of the students’ responses online at www.burnabynow.com.
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Imagining a more inclusive world Burnaby mother-daughter duo publishes book with message of acceptance
he small hardcover book on Angela Louie’s kitchen counter is far more than just a children’s storybook. It’s a tale that grew out of her desire to share an important message with the world about inclusion and acceptance – and it’s one small step towards a mission to change that world. “If everybody took the message from this book, the world would be a better place,” she says. ON MY BEAT She laughs a Julie MacLellan little, realizing that “changing the world” may be a lofty goal for a book. But it’s a genuine intent of The Possibility Tree – the original story by Louie that takes the form of a Chinese folk tale. It’s been published with illustrations by Louie’s daughter, India Eliot Oates. The book, which Louie describes as a “storybook for adults,” tells the story of Lan, a young girl who learns about her unique gifts and place in the world after being chosen to study with Master Ming. The story grew out of Louie’s professional work as a speaker. With a background in mental health work, she gives many presentations about various aspects of recovery, hopes and dreams. She found herself wanting to have some story that could tie all the aspects of her speeches together. She started to write, and gradually, a folk-tale-like story emerged. Which is when she had the idea that the story should have some illustrations. She turned to her daughter, India, a Cariboo Hill Secondary student who’s always been an artist. “I really liked the idea,” India recalls. “I thought that was so cool.” India notes that, at the time, she was around 13 and didn’t have any experience doing illustrations for a book. So the whole process was a large learning curve for her. “It turned out to be so much more difficult than I thought,” admits the young artist, who’s now turning 17. The two collaborated on the look, feel and tone of the illustrations. The first one India did – which remains her favourite – was an acrylic painting of a young girl next to a large tree, all in burnished autumnal tones, that is now the cover of the book. The illustrations within are done in watercolour, reflecting a feel of Chinese brush painting. None of the illustrated characters have faces – a deliberate artistic decision. “Because it’s a parable, it gave it a certain universal kind of feel,” Louie explains. “You can relate it to your own life,” India adds. It was thanks to Louie’s husband, Allan de la Plante, that the story became a published book. “When he read the story, he said, ‘This
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Family talent: Angela Louie watches daughter India Oates at work on a new art project. The two have recently published their first book, The Possibility Tree, which takes the form of a folktale and carries a message of acceptance.
is great, this needs to be a book,’” Louie recalls. She hadn’t considered publishing the work before, she notes. But her husband – a photographer and author – has experience with publishing and was able to navigate her through the world of selfpublishing. They chose to work with Friesen Press in Victoria, and Louie is now learning about the business end of art. “That’s quite foreign to me,” she admits. She’s working hard to get the book into as many hands as possible. It’s currently being translated in to French, and she’s also looking at the possibility of publishing it in China. “I’d love it to get picked up in China,” she says. “I think that’s where it belongs.” Louie has also created a facilitator and teacher’s guide, so she’s hoping to approach educators about using it to help discuss the themes of the book: appreciation of your own gifts, appreciation of the gifts of others, and finding your own place in the world. Though she wrote it as an adult story, she notes it’s accessible and short enough for young readers and would be particularly appropriate for the eight- to 11-yearold set. “I’d love to see it being used with kids. I’d love to see it in parents’ hands, grandparents’ hands,” she says. “I’d love to have it being a seed just to change the way people view people in their own neighbourhood.” Louie notes that, in her background working with people with mental health
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Angela Louie and daughter India Oates with copies of their first book, The Possibility Tree. It tells the story of a young girl who finds her place in the world after being chosen to study with a renowned master. and substance abuse issues, she has seen what happens when people aren’t included. “In our society we’ve got so many people who are marginalized, and we are very limited and narrow in terms of who we think is worthy,” Louie says. This story is a counter to all of that, she says, and she hopes it makes people ask the key question: “How do we include and appreciate the gifts everybody brings?” After this, there’s a chance mother and daughter may work together again – Louie notes that India has a huge amount of art work of various styles that lends itself to storytelling.
India herself is already at work illustrating another book and has applied to Emily Carr University of Art and Design for next year, after high school graduation. The teen, like her mother, wants to try to get The Possibility Tree into as many people’s hands as possible. “It’s important to do this, to introduce this message to everybody,” she says. The Possibility Tree is available online at www.friesenpress.com/bookstore, as well as through Amazon and Chapters online. It is also available for order from most book retailers. For more about the book, see www. angelalouie.com.
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Royal Columbian nets $660,000 plus in one day Stefania Seccia staff reporter
Former Vancouver Canucks goalie Kirk McLean is still making saves, but this time it’s to help save lives. Royal Columbian Hospital not only reached its fundraising goal but exceeded it by receiving more than $660,000 on Oct. 8, which was its donation day. The day included a visit from McLean, who personally dropped off a gift of more than $10,000. Another donator was Kelley Backman, who said his father, Ben Backman,
received great care at Royal Columbian. He committed $11,500 towards an equipment purchase on the hospital’s long wish list. “Our dad and founder of Kingston Construction … was impressed with the care he received at RCH, and was happy to give back,” Backman said in a media release. “Since he passed in 2009, our family business continues to support RCH in dad’s memory.” The donations will go towards the determined needs of the hospital, which serves about 1.7 million people in the region. “Royal Columbian
Hospital Foundation is extremely grateful to all its donors,” said Adrienne Bakker, president and CEO of Royal Columbian, in the release. “Between phone calls, online gifts, walk-in donations, corporate and community organization gifts, we exceeded expectations.” Bakker also said the funding will help the medical teams continue to provide “outstanding and compassionate” health care. For further information or to donate, visit rchcares. com or call 604-520-4438.
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It’s not usually an option for someone with an eating disorder to call and have a health-care professional show up at their door to help – but a new Burnaby-based private service is aiming to fix that. Burnaby residents Kathy Martin, a registered nurse, and Heather MacPherson, a youth and family counsellor, joined forces to start a new private business unlike any other, called Life Redefined Eating Disorders Support Services. “We met about six years ago and found we have similar interests in that she (Martin) is in the eating disorder field and I was in school at the time, and wanted to (study) eating disorders when I finished my degree,” said MacPherson. “I just noticed a need in the community with a lot more people that were struggling and noticed that needs were just not being met like they could be.” Martin has worked for 30 years at Disorder Page 14 a local hospital in the specialized eating disorders unit. MacPherson has several years experience working with people with eating disorders and mental health issues. “I noticed that when clients are in hospital, they do well and often the hospital will help to restore their body weight. But they’re often not able to help with restoring the mind, which is what needs to be restored after the body weight and it can take a long time,” Martin said. The local nurse noted a lack of resources means a lack of support for the clients who get their body back to a healthy weight and are sent home. “We often have a bit of a revolving door, and people come back,” she said. “For instance, a youth will start coming into the hospital at age 12 or 13, and still be coming to the hospital at age 17. Buying or building your own home? Find out about your rights, We support them as much as obligations and information that can help you make a more informed we can within the limits that we have. There’s something purchasing decision. else needed, there’s always Visit the B.C. government’s Homeowner Protection Office (HPO) something else needed. They website for free consumer information. don’t have what it takes, or their families don’t have what it takes.” MacPherson said the hospital environment isn’t real% 2#> =&:#G B#HDGE!( ) '85 &CE D" ;8( F&:# !#HDGE#!#5 >DEF EF# =/1ity, either, as they’re not only % 7;8 9# <#H;<<( &*#!#5 "&! G;<# time limited, but it’s difficult % F;G ; $&<D7( &" F&:# >;!!;8E( D8GC!;87# for people to transition when they go home. % DG 9CD<E 9( ; 6D7#8G#5 B#GD5#8ED;< 3CD<5#! &! ;8 &>8#! 9CD<5#! “We wanted to meet the % B#HDGE!( &" 6D7#8G#5 B#GD5#8ED;< 3CD<5#!G needs of the people in their community, in their home, the day to day, because in reality you’re not going to % Residential Construction Performance Guide ) ?8&> >F#8 E& '<# ; F&:# be living in a hospital, so we warranty insurance claim want to try and help people live at home – while get% Buying a Home in British Columbia Guide ting healthy and working % Guide to Home Warranty Insurance in British Columbia towards recovery,” she said. % Maintenance Matters bulletins and videos The service is not limited % @C9G7!D9# E& 7&8GC:#! $!&E#7ED&8 $C9<D7;ED&8G to people coming out of the hospital, but for “anybody that’s struggling” with an eating disorder, MacPherson www.hpo.bc.ca noted. Toll-free: 1-800-407-7757 A client will have to get a Email: email@example.com meal plan from a registered dietician, and MacPherson said they have one they’ll refer to clients.
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Local immigrant-serving organization MOSAIC presented network security giant Fortinet Technology with its Employer Recognition Award recently. MOSAIC has two offices in Burnaby and a large percentage of its clients are from the area. It presented Fortinet with the award at its annual general meeting on Sept. 26. “It’s a truly humbling experience,” said Joyce Chow, Fortinet’s human resources manager, in a media release. “We feel so lucky that organizations like MOSAIC exist to connect us with qualified professionals who also have the added benefit of international experience and connections.”
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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 TO MONDAY, OCTOBER 14 UTSAB - A Cultural Heritage of Bengal, celebrates Durga Puja, welcoming the eternal mother of strength, power and wisdom. This is an annual Hindu festival celebrated all over the world to worship the Hindu goddess, Durga. The worship of Ma Durga in autumn is the year’s largest Hindu festival and the most important festival in Bengal. The celebration is open to all people of all faiths. It is a five-day, non-stop festival at the Hindu temple at 3885 Albert St.. For more information, go to www.utsab.ca.
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WEDNESDAY, OCT 16 Swing to Swedish fiddling, listen and dance to the unforgettable music of Swedish band Grävvå – traditional Swedish fiddling at its best. At the Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St., at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10. Presented by the Scandinavian Dancers of Vancouver. Sponsored by the Swedish Cultural Society.
THURSDAY, OCT. 17 History in the Heights, from 7 to 8 p.m., McGill branch, Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St. Back by popular demand. Speakers from the Burnaby Village Museum and Burnaby Archives will tell fascinating stories about the pioneer era of the Burnaby Heights neighbourhood, and give tips for researching local history. Presented by the Heights Neighbourhood Association and Burnaby Public Library. More information at bpl.bc.ca/events/his tory-in-the-heights-1. Free but space is limited; please register online, by calling 604 299-8955, or in person at the library.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 Speak clearer – techniques in accent reduction, 7 to 8 p.m. at the Bob Prittie Metrotown branch, 6100 Willingdon Ave. Jeff Madigan from the L2
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34 A second gold medal 34 Two G-W’ers for ’Nuck 35 Showjumping photo SECTION COORDINATOR Tom Berridge, 604-444-3022 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Rider and horse form winning Union New West show jumper looking for a long career Cayley Dobie staff reporter
It can be seen every year live from Spruce Meadows. Professional equestrian athletes race around the course, leaping over a variety of jumps, fences and obstacles. The movement of horse and rider is measured and elegant, but there’s a lot more to it. Showjumpingtakesconfidence, and until recently, Natasha Sukorokoff had none. Sukorokoff, a Royal City resident and current Douglas College student, quietly dominated the junior division of show jumping in B.C. last season. She garnered a total of 44 points throughout four competitions. “For the first two competitions it was mostly just focusing on actually winning, but once I did find out this (the Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships) was an end goal, it was in the back of my mind,” she said. Sukorokoff didn’t hear about the Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships until she’d already competed in two qualifying competitions. Lucky for her she’d won them both and went on to win the final two as well. Sukorokoff finished her equestrian season this August as the top junior show jumper in the prov-
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Strong bond: Natasha Sukorokoff and mount Union S look to take a step up in height next season in the equestrian sport of showjumping. ince, winning herself a spot on Team B.C. She credits the newfound success to a new trainer and her own budding desire to win. “Lately I’ve gotten this really crazy competitive drive,” she said. This is something new for the 18-year-old athlete. About four years ago ,Sukorokoff was in a terrible car accident that traumatized her. She had to seek counseling for post-traumatic stress disorder and really
struggled with her riding. supposed to take no longer “I had a problem with than 37 seconds. going fast, and when “It’s a shortened course you’re in a timed event that’s really against the that’s not exactly how you clock, and that’s what want to ride,” she you points,” To view a wins said. she said. This season video scan But that soon with something changed changed. in Sukorokoff, she “I suddenly was suddenly gunstarted going really ning to go faster. fast and winning a In previous sealot and being really sons, events that demand- successful,” she said. ed a speedy rider, such as In her first jump-off this a jump-off, she could never season, she remembers run the course under 40 walking out and hearing seconds, even though it’s her time announced. The
judge called out 35 seconds, her best time ever. “I heard the time announced and that I was in first position, and I couldn’t stop smiling. I looked at my dad and I pumped my fist in the air because I was so overwhelmed with how much better I had become. It didn’t even matter if I won the class, … that in itself was a huge victory for me,” she said. Sukorokoff, along with Equestrian Page 35
Giants keep pace with first-place Rockets Tom Berridge
Owen Stout’s fifth goal of the season in the opening minute of the first period stood up as the game-winner in the Northwest Giants’ 1-0 victory over the Greater Vancouver Canadians in Richmond on Sunday. The Giants also won the first game of the two-game weekend series with the Canadians 6-1 at the Burnaby Winter Club on Saturday. The back-to-back wins kept the Giants in a first-place tie in the B.C. major midget hockey league with the Okanagan Rockets, both with 5-1-0 records.
Last weekend, the Kelownabased Rockets downed the winless Thompson Blazers 6-3 in Kamloops before taking the weekend series with an 11-2 shellacking at home. “I thought it would be a bit of a cakewalk,” said Giants head coach Clint Thornton after the game-opening goal Sunday. “Then it turned into the Tavin Grant show.” Grant, who played last season with the Burnaby Minor AAA bantam team, was stellar between the pipes to register his first shutout in B.C. major midget hockey. On Saturday, Colton Kerfoot got the Giants off to another quick start at home, scoring the first of
two tallies 41 seconds after the puck dropped. Stout, with his first of two tallies, and Hockey Now minor hockey player of the year, Dante Fabbro, also scored for the Giants in the opening period. The Giants built a 5-0 lead before Cameron Ginnetti, a Burnaby Winter Club product, spoiled the shutout bid by Cody Porter six minutes into the final frame. Quinn Thompson also scored a goal for the first-place Giants in the middle period. Mitchell Stapely assisted on three goals for the Giants, while Justin Szeto of Burnaby helped out on a pair of markers. Both Stapely
and Szeto chalked up their eighth points of the season in the win. Although the Giants find themselves in a similar position atop the elite midget league, Thornton stresses this season is shaping up to be tighter than ever. “More than ever we have to strive to inspire,” Thornton said. “There’s a lot of good teams this year. We have to match their play and improve on it.” This weekend, the Giants face off with the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds, hosting Game 1 at the Burnaby Winter Club on Saturday at 7:45 p.m. Game 2 will be played at Prospera Place in Chilliwack on Sunday at 10 a.m.
Matteo Belmonte’s empty-net goal capped a winning week of hockey for the Grandview Steelers. The fourth-year junior’s second goal of the season gave the Burnaby Winter Club-based team a 3-2 victory over the visiting North Delta Devils on Sunday and a temporary first-place tie in the Pacific Junior Hockey League. Adam Cronier garnered first-star honours with 31 stops in the Steelers’ cage. A day earlier, Nicholas Bruyere kicked out 30 shots, including five in overtime, to ensure the Steelers a 2-2 draw with the North Vancouver Wolf Pack. Trailing 2-0 heading into the final period, Anthony Dispirito, with an unassisted marker, and Cameron Seto, with his first of the year from younger brother Christopher Seto and Lucas Mercer, sent the game into extra time. Earlier in the week, Grandview doubled the reigning national junior B Keystone Cup champion Richmond Sockeyes 2-1 on the road. Christopher Seto scored both goals, including the second-period game-winner on a power play from Mercer. Bruyere was the game’s second star, with 34 stops. Grandview head coach Aldo Bruno described the team’s strong start as “bit of a surprise.” “I’m really happy with the young kids,” Bruno said, adding the strong play in the back end is a particular improvement. “I think we’ve really tightened up in that area, and it shows so far.” With just two 20-yearolds on the roster and 12first-year players, including goalies Cronier and Bruyere, who are currently fourth and fifth, respectively, in overall goals against average, the Steelers look to make it two consecutive wins over Richmond when they host the Sockeyes at the winter club on Sunday. Game time is 4 p.m.
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SFU varsity fall to .500 at Dixie
ing drive, completing four passes to Tore Corrado, including a touchdown pass of nine yards to complete the scoring. Rushton completed 15 of 31 passes for 193 yards and one TD and one interception. Casey Chin led the Clan in tackles with 12, including the sharing in a sack of Dixie State’s QB Griff Robles. The loss left SFU with a 2-2 record in conference play. The Clan is on the road next week to Azusa Pacific.
Douglas striker named player of the week Douglas College freshman Shahbaz Khattra was the PacWest men’s soccer player of the week following a fivepoint weekend for the first-place Royals. Khattra came on as a second-half sub, scoring two goals and setting up a third in the Royals’ 3-0 win over Kwantlen University at Town Centre Stadium on Saturday. The following day, Khattra again scored the game-winner and assisted on another in a 2-0 victory in a return match with the Eagles. The back-to-back wins were the fifth and sixth in a row for the PacWest leaders. Khattra moved up to second in overall league scoring with five goals in eight games.
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On the prowl: The Moscrop Panthers, in black, upset Cariboo Hill 1-0 in BurWest high school senior boys’ soccer on Monday.
Fighter wins second world medal Scott Boudreau of Burnaby won his second consecutive world Brazilian JiuJitsu title last weekend. Boudreau, an instructor at Budo Mixed Martial Arts in Burnaby, captured the senior 1 lightweight purple belt division title at the world masters championships in Long Beach, California on Oct. 5. Last year, Boudreau became the first
fighter from Western Canada to win a gold medal, when he took the senior 1 lightweight title as a blue belt at the first-ever international masters federation championships. Boudreau defeated Joe Gemma of John Crouch Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in this year’s final. More than 1,800 competitors took part at this year’s masters, including 21 in Boudreau’s division.
EDC FC Burnaby fell out of first place in the Vancouver Metro Soccer League premier division following a scoreless draw with Croatia SC last Friday. Columbus FC moved past the Burnaby-based club into top spot following a goal and two assists by Steve DeBlasio in a 30 victory over Norvan on Saturday.
A rocky road
Simon Fraser University dropped a pair of exhibition road hockey games against NCAA Division I schools. The SFU club team lost 7-3 to Holy Cross and 3-0 to Sacred Heart last weekend.
The Simon Fraser University football team fell to .500 following a 39-12 loss to Dixie State College last Saturday. Playing without starting quarterback Ryan Stanford, SFU gave up 430 yards of total offence and trailed the Red Storm 39-0 at one point before posting two late fourth-quarter scores. Mitchell Rushton took over from backup pivot Ryan Blum and engineered a couple of scores – the first on a two-yard run run by Burnaby’s Steve Spagnuolo and the second on the ensu-
Burnaby’s Mike Santorelli counted his second consecutive game-winning goal for the Vancouver Canucks this week. The free-agent signing was credited with the winner when a point shot from Jason Garrison went in off Santorelli in Tuesday’s 3-2 overtime win over the New Jersey Devils. The former Florida Panthers forward also deflected in the gamewinner in extra time from Kevin Bieksa in a two-goal effort in Vancouver’s 5-4 win over Calgary.
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Equestrian: Higher next year continued from page 33
seven other riders from B.C. headed out to Calgary for the Canadian Interprovincial Equestrian Championships held in September. The team did well at the fledgling competition, which began only three years ago. B.C. took home a gold medal in show jumping and one in dressage, as well as a team bronze medal in dressage. While Sukorokoff didn’t earn a medal this year, she said she’d be interested in returning next season to try again. Until then, her horse, Union S, has a few more weeks of holidays before she’ll start training with him again. Next season, Sukorokoff is looking to advance to the 4-3 jumping division, and if she can do that she said she’ll be looking into a possible professional equestrian career. But for now she said she’s enjoying her remaining weeks of vacation before she and Union will be back together for more training.
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective October 10 to October 16, 2013.
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Meat Department Breyers Ice Cream Creamery Style
Salt Spring Organic Fair Trade Coffee assorted varieties
400g • product of Canada
Uncle Luke’s Organic Maple Syrup
31% Sun Rype Juice assorted varieties
Mighty Leaf Artisan Tea
142g • product of USA
Gather Red, Green or Yellow Pepper Jelly
product of USA
300-400g product of USA
product of USA
Kettle Brand Krinkle Potato Chips assorted varieties
8” Pumpkin Pies
Organic White Quinoa
Genesis Today Organic GoJi 100 Juice
Hero Yummi Bear Multivitamins
All 6 and 8” Pumpkin Pies or 6” No Egg or Dairy Pumpkin Pie
2.00 off regular
Monday, October 21, 7:00-9:00pm.
Cooking Class: Roots & Fruits: A Local, Autumn Feast
with Chef Antonio Cerullo. Cost $20. Register online or call 604-736-0009.
This original, great-tasting Yummi Bear Vitamin is now better than ever! Now with more of the vitamins and minerals that youngsters need to grow up healthy and happy. Fat-free, no artificial colors or flavours.
Seminars & Events at Choices Floral Shop & Annex 2615 W. 16th Ave Vancouver
2010 - 2013 Awards. Your loyalty has helped Choices achieve these awards. Thank you!
Goji 100 is 100% pure, wild harvest, organic and kosher. The 4,000 year- old recipe also ensures it’s free of gluten, soy, corn and sugar.
480-530g • reg 4.99
283-454g • product of Canada
Andalou Naturals embodies beauty in action. They infuse the best of nature and knowledge into mindful and effective products that are good for people and the planet.
made with real whipping cream
500g • product of Canada
3lb bag product of Canada
Organic Country French Bread
Stalbush Island Farm Frozen Organic Rice and Beans or Lentils
397g • product of USA
white or 60% wholewheat
assorted varieties, various sizes
375ml product of Canada
Liberté Méditerranée Yogurt
5lb bag product of Canada
Andalou Naturals Shampoo or Conditioner
Frontier Organic Package Spices
Health Care Department
orange brandy or Shiraz
Organic Table Carrots from Fountainview Farm Lillooet, BC
20% off regular retail price
The Funky Gourmet Cranberry Sauce
8 oz package product of Canada
bags or bins
Stahlbush Island Farms Frozen Vegetables
1L product of USA
Cascade Extreme Paper Towels
Choices Own Cranberry Sauce, Cranberry Stuffing, Specialty Turkey Gravy or Vegan Miso Gravy, Stuffed Specialty Turkey Breast, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Winter Root Vegetables and Grab & Go Specialty Turkey Meals.
250ml product of Canada
Pacific Foods Organic Creamy Tomato Soup
Organic Ambrosia Apples from Harvest Moon Cawston, BC
Everything You Need to be Thankful for the Extra Time!
750ml • +deposit +eco fee product of USA
1L • +deposit +eco fee product of Canada
Boneless Toupie Ham
R.W. Knudsen Sparkling Beverages (Apple, Pear, Cranberry)
Organic Cranberries from Quebec
1.66L product of Canada
cheddar or sour cream & chive
product of Canada
Boulder Canyon Vegetable Chips
from SAVE from 29%
J.D. Farms Grade A Specialty Turkeys
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