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How much damage did coal spill cause? Environmental consulting company is assessing the situation following Jan. 11 train derailment

How much harm has been done? CN-hired environmental consultants working on the water at Burnaby Lake, following a Jan. 11 train derailment that left unknown quantities of coal in Silver Creek. The area where the derailment occurred is marked as sensitive fish and wildlife habitat.

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CN Rail has hired an environmental consulting company to assess the damage, following the Jan. 11 train derailment in Burnaby that saw three overturned cars spill unknown quantities of coal into Silver Creek. On Friday, Jan. 17, workers were on the water at Burnaby Lake, in front of the nesting area for the endangered Western painted turtle, at the mouth of Silver Creek. The crew also had the nesting area cordoned off with blue netting. The Burnaby NOW and members of the public have photographed and videotaped impacts from the spill, including blackened banks on Silver Creek, a large dark area in Burnaby Lake, and coal-coated sand on the nesting area for the endangered Western painted turtle. The area of Silver Creek where the derailment occurred is marked by signs from Fisheries and Oceans Canada that state the area is a sensitive fish and wildlife habitat. The NOW contacted three government agencies regarding the spill –

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Biology instructor and Burnaby resident Cameron MacDonald wants to see a larger setback area between Byrne Creek and a South Burnaby development. MacDonald says the setback protects the creek from runoff and provides habitat for wildlife. He’s also raising concerns about erosion control.

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Development too close to creek? Development’s ‘setback’ area razed and covered in sand, but city says it will be replanted Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

A local resident is raising concerns that a South Burnaby development is encroaching on habitat for wildlife and fish. Cameron MacDonald, a biology instructor at Langara College, lives in the Big Bend area and walks along Byrne Creek. The salmonbearing stream runs south of the Riverway Golf Course, into the Fraser River, but MacDonald has concerns that a massive development next to the creek is too close to the waterway. “My main concern is they have a little ecological setback – and they’ve just ploughed it under,” he told the NOW, while walking alongside the creek recently. The setback MacDonald is referring to is a strip of land that functions as a buffer zone between the development and the creekside. At the development site, there was a wide setback zone next to the creek, but that has since been bulldozed and covered with sand, leaving only a couple of metres of buffer zone. “When the tides are really in and there’s

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rainfall, the creek is at road level,” he said. “I’ve seen that within a metre.” According to MacDonald, who specializes in ecology, a setback measuring 15 to 30 metres would be ideal for a number of reasons: erosion control, protecting the creek from runoff and providing a sliver of habitat for wildlife. “You’ve got 30 centimetres of setback when you really need 30 metres of setback,” he said. “As far as I can tell, there’s no erosion control here.” According to MacDonald, the lower stretch of Byrne Creek is a tidal estuary that connects to the Fraser and is subject to the pull of the tides. Estuaries, in general, are considered extremely productive environments that are rich in biodiversity. MacDonald goes birdwatching in the area and has spotted the endangered barn owl, as well as barn swallows, which are listed as threatened by the federal government, and short-eared owls, which are considered a species of concern. MacDonald also explained that the nowrazed habitat corridor is important because it connects the Fraser River to the Riverway Golf Course. “Any time you remove a connection like that, you’re going to impact species diversity,”

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he said. MacDonald said he contacted the City of Burnaby with his concerns that the developer was working in the setback area but was told as long as they have proper erosion controls in place, it’s all above board and that the development had passed an environmental assessment. “It’s a real lost opportunity for the city. There’s not a lot of green space in South Burnaby. A little sliver of space would have a big ecological benefit with very little economical cost,” MacDonald said. Lise Townsend, the city’s ecosystem planner, told the NOW the owner/developer secured approval about 10 years ago from the city and Fisheries and Oceans Canada to work in the setback area, which included clearing some vegetation and preparing the area with “preload” to compact and stabilize the soil. According to Townsend, the city has a streamside bylaw that determines minimum setback areas for developers working close to waterways, and the minimum for this site is 15 metres from the top of the bank. Townsend also said the plan is to replant the area in the future, possibly within the next year. “They are required by the city and Fisheries and Oceans Canada to replant and restore

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Burnaby NOW • Friday, January 24, 2014 • A05

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The Burnaby woman trapped inside her own body says she can’t wait for the Supreme Court of Canada decision on assisted suicide. Last week, one of the country’s top courts decided it would hear the assisted suicide case presented by the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, but it rejected a request to expedite the process. As the Burnaby NOW previously reported, Rawnie Dunn, 62, wants the right to choose when she dies, but waiting for the Supreme Court decision just isn’t an option. “That makes me very angry,” Rawnie told the NOW, “because people like me are driven into a corner because they have a choice of enduring a lot of pain for a long time, or dealing with more pain in less time.” In early January, Rawnie attempted to starve herself to death for two weeks. She would drink tea in the morning and have some beef broth at night – but when more media outlets showed interest in her story, she decided to stop the hunger strike. “There were so many phone calls and emails (to my nurse), I thought with the interest I would come back and start eating again for a few days,” Rawnie said. “But I do plan on not eating again.” After the Burnaby NOW reported Rawnie’s story in December, she was featured in a national news broadcast about assisted suicide on CTV’s Kevin Newman Live. Two other major media outlets are also in contact with Rawnie, as well. Despite the interest, Rawnie said she still intends to choose when she dies because the issue might be held up in the courts for many years to

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Right to die: Rawnie Dunn says she doesn’t want to suffer for several more years waiting on the Supreme Court of Canada to make a decision about assisted suicide, and she may resort to starvation as a way out. come, especially since the federal government has said it will challenge a favourable ruling on assisted suicide. Rawnie was born with Friederich’s ataxia, a 65 per cent hearing loss, aggressive scoliosis, carbohydrate intolerance and heart problems. At the end of November 2012, a few weeks after her 61st birthday, she tried to take her own life before her disorder took over her life. Her attempt was not successful, as she did not have a doctor-signed Do Not Resuscitate order. When she woke up in the hospital, the doctors gave her about 20 minutes to live, but her body kept on going. She went from being wheelchairbound with some mobility, to being paralyzed from the neck down, blind and sensitive to light, almost completely deaf and with a severe speech impediment because of the toll the suicide attempt took out on her. “I really want to add my push to it,” Rawnie said. “I think it’s important, and I think it would help people after me, but I don’t think I can wait.

I’m not a fun person.” According to her son, Tavis Dunn, the doctors don’t know why his mother is still alive since most people with Friederich’s ataxia die by age 38. “Initially, when she took the overdose, the doctors there thought maybe 20 minutes when they took her off the machine,” he said. “She just keeps going. Then, doctors said maybe a few days, maybe a few weeks, maybe a few months.” But since December, a doctor may have signed Dunn’s Do Not Resuscitate order. Tavis says his mother may have to wait to find her own way out, at least until they obtain the actual number of the order. “Every (order) has a number,” he said. “We have a care conference on Feb. 12 where you discuss an update, so it’s something we’re going to bring up, so it’s in her book (patient file). We’ll discuss with mom before that, what she does want, so it’s in her (file).” The choice to end her suffering is Dunn Page 8

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Is it time to shed this filthy habit? Quit now

Any way you look at it, smoking is a the U.S. Surgeon General, the first govfilthy habit. ernment agency worldwide to publicly It fouls smokers’ lungs. acknowledge the dangers of smoking. It fouls the air around smokers – air Smoking is such a filthy habit that it that ends up in non-smokers’ lungs, too. simply takes your breath away. It creates a foul stench that hangs And all along the way, it costs both about smokers and the smokers and non-smokers a lot environments they frequent. of money. It creates a dirty amber-yelThe cost of treating diseases Burnaby NOW low film that coats surfaces caused by tobacco consumpand stains skin and teeth. tion is huge, and the cost of tobaccoIt makes people sick. related health problems to the general And it makes people dead – a fact economy is astronomical. recognized 50 years ago this month by It goes without saying that the cost

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tions, Burnaby has opposed here is no real debate spending and contribution limits among those in elected office in Burnaby on issues in local elections and has come out in favour of longer terms in that matter. With all seven school trustees, office. In the last election, 49 per the mayor and his eight councent of the BCA’s funding came cillors, three out of four MLAs from local unions. In addition, and two MPs all card-carrying the Burnaby Teachers’ members of one Association spent over political party, it is Rick McGowan $11,000 in support of difficult to believe the BCA’s school trustee dissenting points of candidates. view are taken seriously by our With each election, the elected representatives. I’ve been Burnaby Citizens’ Association told that out of the public eye this political force has some divi- gets stronger; they attract more donations, giving them greater sions, but a strong commitment resources to identify their supto party solidarity and fear of all other points of view ensures that porters and persuade them to get out and vote. the public sees only the polite, I recall the many phone calls rehearsed monologues that masI received from NDP volunteers querade as “debate” at council and even my MP endorsing meetings. the mayor as someone my MP Even membership on city “could work with.” All told, the committees is subject to the BCA spent $243,683 in the 2008 blessings of His Worship, the election and over $269,000 in mayor, so it is difficult to con2011. ceive that they are representing This strength will inevitably an independent point of view. hit taxpayers in the pocket. To Without an opposition and illustrate, in 2007, just prior to with a largely apathetic electorate, questions never get asked or the economic downturn, the if they are asked, never get prop- union representing city employees negotiated a 17.5 per cent erly addressed. pay increase over five years. Unfortunately, electing an After the 2011 civic election, opposition to ask tough queswhere the BCA swept all seats tions in Burnaby is, needless to for a second time, the city and say, a challenge. The current union negotiated a new contract council has worked hard to in record time. While the pay ensure electoral reforms levelincrease of 6.5 per cent was ling the playing field will not be enacted anytime soon. With Burnaby Page 7 exclusive access to union dona-

in human suffering caused by smoking and other tobacco consumption supercedes any monetary price tag. About 17 per cent of British Columbians smoke tobacco. And about 6,000 die every year from causes directly attributed to tobacco smoke. And it’s not just the smokers who suffer. B.C.’s Smoking Cessation Program and QuitNow services have already helped hundreds of thousands of British Columbians protect their own health and that of their families. Support in

quitting as well as free smoking cessation aids are easily accessible by calling HealthLink B.C. at 811 or visiting www. quitnow.ca. This week is National Non-Smoking Week – a week and a day to encourage smokers to rethink an unhealthy lifestyle choice. The hope is that they extend their abstinence to improve their health and spare those around them the damage that smoking causes. It’s time to catch your breath. It’s time to quit.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR No-grade report cards a problem Dear Editor:

Advocates for “no letter grade” report cards in our schools are again trying to push their agenda. This is nothing new. It’s been happening all over B.C. for years. But parents don’t like it, many teachers don’t like it, and children who are determined to achieve a higher education don’t like it. I hope that Burnaby does not jump on this bandwagon. I do understand and agree with the objectives of a no-grade system. Fear of failure distracts and may even saddle students with lifelong “test anxiety.” Anticipation of success distracts and may also cripple students: everyone remembers at least one “geek” with per-

fect grades and no friends from primary, middle or high school. But fear of failure and recognition of success propel people to be the best they can be at whatever they do in our society and economy. Trying to shelter children from this real-world reality of competition with peers while in our school system does them no favours. Traditional grade reporting has other shortcomings. It can promote teaching to standard tests rather than teaching individual students or recognizing diverse learning styles. But it has been used for many years in many countries. Its flaws are known and its negative results can be discounted for specific students as needed. It works well to

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City should OK seniors plan Dear Editor:

In October of last year, the George Derby Care Society came forward to city council with a plan to create over 100 units of below market rate housing units for senior citizens. I strongly urge the municipal government to work quickly in approving this project. The cost of housing has continued to increase in Burnaby and in other cities in the Lower Mainland, and for those on fixed incomes, this has meant that the rising cost of housing has taken up an increasing share of seniors’ retirement savings. The George Derby lands already have many of the amenities that seniors will require to continue living independently. This is to be encouraged and applauded, and the guarantee from the developer that the suites will be offered at below market rates is something that should be celebrated, not just for its kindness towards the seniors who use the suites but for reducing demand in the city as a whole.

Trevor Ritchie, Burnaby

Councillors need to listen Dear Editor:

Re: Consider the source of criticism, Letters to the editor, Burnaby NOW, Jan. 15. This letter is in regard to the letter of Mr. Pietro Calendino, city councillor, and self-appointed “voice for the silent majority.” Mr. Calendino makes reference to Mayor Derek Corrigan’s “intelligence, integrity and sound judgement.” Where was this intelligence, integrity and sound judgment when the mayor and his council strengthened the breed-specific legislation in the updated animal control bylaws despite all the evidence against it? Clearly an intelligent person would look at the hard scientific evidence, listen to the professionals in the relevant fields and make a decision supported by their constituents. But our mayor and council did none of these. And while I have no doubt our mayor is an intelligent person, his recent actions would lead one to believe otherwise. So Mr. Calendino, instead of just adding to the “silly season,” I encourage you to spend more time actually listening and talking to the people of Burnaby instead of just assuming you know what they want. Or you never know, perhaps some of the people that you claim are a long way off of getting elected may not be that far off. But I supposed in your mind you’ve already won that election, haven’t you?

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communicate relative achievement to students, parents, educators, employers and even government. We should keep the current grading system in Burnaby. Replacing letter grading outright will only further blur the connection between post-school reality – of competition, success and failure – and Burnaby school classrooms. I am sorry for the parents who see their children in other districts be the guinea pigs for this ongoing social experiment!

It is a good first step towards addressing the increasing cost of living in Burnaby, and should be approved immediately.

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significantly lower than the previous increase, the union and city agreed not to release the details of the benefits package to the public. The argument was that they did not want to influence bargaining in other municipalities. One year later, the details in this “memorandum of understanding on about 50 items” have still not been revealed to the public. Improved benefits have a quantifiable value that taxpayers deserve to know about. Where is the transparency? Where is the accountability? In such a

secretive environment, one can only speculate about what the cost to taxpayers will be. Current collective agreements will expire after the next civic election, and unless there is elected opposition these deals will be hidden from the critical eye of the public. So to whom do I complain? My BCA/NDP city councillor? My NDP MLA who happens to be married to the mayor? My NDP MPs who actively campaign for the BCA? Certainly, it is not just me who is concerned about this. “If this trend continues,” suggests the

Georgia Straight’s Charlie Smith, “it’s a recipe for more arrogance and possibly more corruption at the municipal level of government.” Until there is some movement in local governance from the benevolent dictatorship we currently have toward a fair participatory democracy, I feel compelled to continue asking uncomfortable questions and echoing the concerns of others. I hope others will unite and join me in shining a bright light on city hall. Rick McGowan is a member of the Burnaby Municipal Green Party.

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Referendum: Students weigh in continued from page 1

“We have realized that students are really key stakeholders for transit, and we are aware the transit referendum is happening, but a lot of people don’t generally know about it,” Julia Lane, coordinating and external relations officer of SFU’s graduate student society, told the NOW. Lane said despite having no information on the referendum other than its date, Nov. 15, the referendum gives the students the opportunity to be heard. “Right now, we can’t really communicate a lot of information about the referendum, but we’re making sure we’re collecting supporters, and people who are interested,” she said. “We want to make sure students are prepared when they go out and vote, and what they’re being asked on.” Although the three SFU groups want more funding for TransLink, Lane says

they’re not trying to sway the vote, but ensure students have the information. “We just want them to get the information, go out and vote, regardless of how they vote,” she noted. “It’s been really interesting to watch students move from feeling defeated about transit … to excited because there’s something they can get involved in.” Chardaye Bueckert, external relations officer of Simon Fraser Student Society, said they captured 300 names in the first three days of collecting student information for the referendum. “It’s been really, really positive,” Bueckert told the NOW. “People are frustrated by their transit experience, they want to improve it, but they don’t know how to do that.” Bueckert said the groups are working on a website on the referendum, but in the meantime students can visit sfss.ca for more information.

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Burnaby NOW • Friday, January 24, 2014 • A09

RCMP search for senior Cayley Dobie staff reporter

Burnaby RCMP is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing senior who may require medical attention. Norman Bacon, 79, was reported missing on Jan. 4. He was last heard from nearly one month before that on Dec. 13,

2013, according to a media release from the Burnaby RCMP. According to police, Bacon suffers from a medical condition that requires medication – without it he can “become confused and aggressive.” Police are asking people not to approach Bacon if spotted, and instead immediately call their local police

department. Bacon has been known to frequent New Westminster and Vancouver. Bacon is 5-10, weighs 220 pounds and has grey hair. It’s unknown what Bacon was wearing when he disappeared. Anyone with information is asked to call Burnaby RCMP missing persons unit at 604-294-7922.

Creek: City says setback area will be replanted in future continued from page 3

that entire area within 15 metres,” Townsend said, adding that as a fellow biologist, she understands MacDonald’s concerns. “It can look pretty ugly when you see something that is a construction area in progress,” she said. “I haven’t had any information that indicates they are not following the conditions of the approvals for working near the stream, but I don’t know preciously what they are doing.” Christine Ensing, an environmental services officer with the city, checked the area recently and said the trees were taken out because the area was covered with preload. “This is something that went through our environment committee years ago,

… those setback areas are still to be put in place. There’s nothing there right now, no trees or anything, but that was taken down, because they had to preload the site,” she said, adding the sand will be removed and the area replanted. “Those are little scrubby trees that can come out; that whole area is going to be replanted,” she said. “Then the development will occur outside of that. … Right now, we’re in an interim stage. If there is any sediment control, that should be in place to make sure no sand is moving into Byrne Creek.” The NOW also asked who the developer was, but Townsend didn’t know, and Lou Pelletier, head of the planning department, did not get back to the reporter, despite repeated requests. jmoreau@burnabynow.com

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Environment Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the B.C. Environment Ministry – to find out who was looking after the fish in Silver Creek. After some initial confusion on their part about which agency was leading the response, the NOW was referred back to the Environment Ministry, which is working with CN to make sure the company is following proper protocol. According to the revised federal Fisheries Act, it’s illegal to deposit a “deleterious” substance into water frequented by fish, but Environment Canada told the NOW that coal, “when in solid form,” is not considered a deleterious substance. The NOW also had several questions for CN, including the following: Is the coal damaging for the endangered turtles? How much will the cleanup cost? Does CN have the money to cover it? Silver Creek runs alongside a short stretch of the railway tracks on Government Street, where

the derailment occurred. CN attributed the derailment to a beaver dam that breached in heavy rains, and the subsequent washout eroded the railway embankment, causing the accident. The NOW asked if CN knew about the beaver dam ahead of time and wanted to dismantle it, but CN spokesperson Emily Hamer didn’t know, and the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations has no record of CN applying for permission to remove or maintain a beaver dam. In an emailed statement to the NOW, Hamer said the company is working with the Environment Ministry to assess the impact and is committed to “all measures possible to remediate the impact of the coal spill into the waterways.” According to Hamer, CN began the environmental survey of Silver Creek, Burnaby Lake and the Brunette River on Thursday, Jan. 16, five days after the spill. (The delay was caused by bad weather, which left the ground too saturated to start the

survey.) The work includes “measuring and documenting the location and quantity of coal deposition, collecting information on habitat characteristics of each channel and collecting other relevant information which may aid in assessing the feasibility of practical solutions for the removal of coal accumulations,” Hamer wrote. CN still doesn’t know how much coal was spilled, but Hamer said that would be determined once the environmental survey was complete. “The data collected identifying where the coal was deposited, how much was deposited and the impact on aquatic life will be used to develop a response plan for recovery,” she wrote. As for the fish in Silver Creek, Fisheries and Oceans Canada was not onsite following the spill. Instead, Environment Canada is monitoring the situation to determine if there are any violations of federal environmental legislation, including the pollution provisions of the Fisheries Act. Christine Ensing, an

environmental services officer with the City of Burnaby, also checked the site but said she didn’t have much to say at this point. “We are definitely involved, and they are keeping us in the loop with

what they are doing, and they are moving forward,” she told the NOW. Ensing pointed out that CN is responsible for the cleanup and whatever comes out of the company’s assessment will include issues to do with the fish

and the turtles. She also advised people to stay out of the creek, to avoid disturbing salmon eggs, as the waterway is habitat to spawning salmon. Follow Jennifer on Twitter, @jennifermoreau

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Burnaby NOW • Friday, January 24, 2014 • A11

Transit sexual offences increased last year Stefania Seccia staff reporter

The year 2013 wasn’t a particularly safe one on public transit, as there were more than 100 sexual offences reported on public traffic – but Transit Police, as well as advocates, hope to change that. Sexual offences include voyeurism, indecent acts and inappropriate touching, among others. In the first half of 2013, there were 57 reported offences, and 75 were reported in the last six months, according to Anne Drennan, Transit Police spokesperson. “We know it’s probably around one in 10, or 10 per cent, of all sexual offences on transit are reported,” Drennan noted. “The statistics, while concerning because they’re going up, are not really telling the true story or giving a clear picture since we know there are so many unreported offences.” Drennan said there’s no geographic area in particular that is prone to incidents, because predators are mobile when using the system. “It can happen anywhere,” she told the NOW. “They can find somebody they think is a vulnerable target anywhere along the system riding SkyTrain, the Canada Line, it can just happen anywhere.” Although Transit Police are alarmed over the rise in offences, it’s still a relatively small number compared to the high number of people who ride the rails each year, which is around one million, Drennan said. Transit Police Sgt. Wendy Hawthorne has been watching out for people’s safety on transit for the last 30 years, and she says sexual offences have been a constant issue. “It’s always a constant,” Hawthorne said, when asked if sexual incidents have

gotten better or worse during her career. jurisdictions? What does it look like when “I can’t say whether it’s getting better or it’s a fixed, functioning system where worse, the problem is people reporting. everyone is safe?” Nordgren said she wasn’t We believe only 10 per cent report, surprised that the main topso that to me says that we need ics of conversation were about to do a better job of encouraging education and awareness. people to report.” “Some interesting ideas were The biggest change over the past raised, too, like specifically tar30 years has been social media and geting men and boys instead the ease with which people can of speaking just to women and report, Hawthorne added. girls, to teach them ways to “I think the dynamics of our protect themselves,” she said. community and city has changed, “But teaching men and boys with ESL students coming in now,” to respect women was the sugshe said, adding that language is gested discourse.” often a barrier. “In my past experi- Katie Nordgren Another factor that was ences, they are often the vulnerable SFU student raised was modelling good target. I don’t like to say vulnerable, but those who may not be as comfortable behaviour and how to encourage and in the environment and feel uncomfortable teach that behaviour, Nordgren said. Since her blog sharing harassment stoin reporting has increased exponentially.” Hawthorne was a speaker at the recent women transforming cities café meeting at the University of British Columbia, which addressed sexual assault, safety and public transit. She said the attendance was high and diverse. “We have such a wonderful transit system, and I don’t think sometimes we know how fortunate we are,” she said. “At the end of the day, our main goal is to make sure people have a safe ride, free of harassment and feel comfortable. They’re entitled to that.” Simon Fraser University student Katie Nordgren, and co-creator of the popular blog, Harassment on TransLink, was also a speaker at the UBC event on Jan. 13. She said many ideas about how to tackle transit safety were brainstormed by the almost 50 people who came. “We were … floating ideas on how we can bring this to our municipal governments,” Nordgren told the NOW. “How can we make this a worthy issue in all

ries by almost anyone who submits one was established in late October, it has received 80,000 views and has more than 160 story posts. She said the Transit Police monitor her blog to stay on top of issues that have arisen, as well. “There was a submitter who alluded to having taken photographs of somebody who harassed her or a friend,” Nordgren said, saying a constable saw the story and asked to get in touch with the person. “She decided to provide the photos to the police, … hopefully it will result in a conviction.” Transit Police can be instantly notified of an issue, sexual or otherwise, happening on transit by texting 877-777 with the information. If it’s a major emergency, contact 911. sseccia@burnabynow.com

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he Chinese New Year is upon us, and local libraries, shopping malls and even the Heights Merchants Association are getting ready to celebrate. This Saturday, Brentwood Town Centre is hosting an arts and crafts centre near the children’s play area, including a balloon artisan from 1 to 4 p.m. Lucky lion dance performances will take place in the centre court from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m., and there will be a blessing of the merchants from 3 to 4 p.m. For more information, go to www.brentwoodtown centre.com.

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Burnaby Heights will be holding its Chinese New Year celebration on Saturday, Feb. 1 from noon to 2:30 p.m. The association is ringing in the Year of the Horse along Hastings Street with music and dance, including lion dancers performing special blessings to bring luck and prosperity to Heights merchants, according to the association’s website. Lion dancers will hand out fortune cookies and red envelopes, with special messages and chances to win prizes inside.

Chinese New Year at Lougheed

Lougheed Town Centre is also holding its Chinese New Year celebration on Feb. 1. There will be a Korean drum parade at 10:30 a.m., Korean performances at centre court at 10:40 a.m., a Chinese lion dance at noon, and the lion will bless the retailers at 12:30 p.m. Shoppers over 19 will get a red envelope containing a $5 Lougheed gift card voucher, while supplies last, according to the mall’s website. For more info, go to the Movers Page 16

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New Heights: Peter Censorio developed the new Altezza building, a mixed-use property on Hastings Street. The building is an example of the changing face of the neighbourhood – and the city itself.

Heights a sign of what’s to come Janaya Fuller-Evans

staff reporter

The past year was one of change and future planning for businesses in Burnaby, as the city’s town centres geared up for major shifts in the coming decade. While the focus in Brentwood, Lougheed, Edmonds and Metrotown was on future developments, one neighbourhood has seen a great deal of change already – Burnaby Heights. The city changed a zoning bylaw in the Heights about five years ago to allow for some mixed residential and commercial developments, and that shift has started to change the face of the neighbourhood. “Even so, it’s going to take another five to 10 years to really see it blossom into where there’s no gaps,” said Isabel Kolic, executive director for the Heights Merchants Association. A mixed-use development at Madison Avenue and Hastings Street is now under construction, and there are plans for a mixeduse development across from Happy Honda in the eastern end of the Heights. But already, the changes can be seen with buildings such as the Tramonto at 4365 Hastings St. and the Altezza building at

This past year brought anoth4710 Hastings St. There is a healthy mix of er type of shift to the neighnationally recognized brands, bourhood – hope for economic recovery after the specialty shops and 2008/2009 recession. other small busi“That was a “Businesses have nesses in the area been telling me as now, according to quarter-of-aof mid-year that it Kolic. century ago, has stopped get“I think all the ting worse,” Kolic business types have and Burnaby’s said. “And I heard to play together in become a lot that quite a bit. a sort of economic development symmore urban since Restaurants in parhave stabiphony,” she said. then, and people ticular lized – they were However, the are moving to really suffering in changes to the 2012, and 2013 was a neighbourhood the Heights from little bit easier.” have also meant many other urban In the coming some losses, such as year, the association plans for a mixedareas of the will be looking at the use development Lower Mainland. official community where the Dolphin Theatre now stands, They come to the plan for the neighwhich she pointed out. Heights because bourhood, was developed in the “Although we’re they love that early ’90s. happy to see revi“That was a quartalization on the urban village ter-of-a-century Heights, we also environment.” ago, and Burnaby’s lament the loss become a lot more of a local cultural ISABEL KOLIC urban since then,” anchor,” Kolic said HMA executive director she said, “and peoin a follow-up email. ple are moving to the “Something like a theatre is a significant part of a Heights from many other urban strong economic and social mix. areas of the Lower Mainland. It complements and strengthens They come to the Heights the other businesses and creates because they love that urban vila more walkable local neigh- lage environment.” The association also plans to bourhood.”

return to the issue of the HOV lane along Hastings Street, she said. “We’ll continue to advocate for the removal of the HOV lane and restore a quieter and more friendly walking environment of the Heights,” she said. As the Heights goes through this transition phase, it may be a sign of what’s to come in the city’s four town centres. Edmonds has its new community centre, and plans are moving forward for a major mixeduse development at the site of the current Value Village. Construction is underway at Brentwood Town Centre and at Station Square in Metrotown, with plans to make the centres mixed-use developments as well, creating more walkable community space instead of the walledin malls of the ‘80s and ‘90s. And Shape Properties, which owns Lougheed Town Centre as well as Brentwood, is in the preliminary planning stages for Lougheed, with an ambitious plan to create the “public heart” of the community with a mixeduse development on the site. While the four centres are in the beginning stages of these plans, the recent changes in the Heights offer a smaller-scale glimpse of how they may play out.


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A16 • Friday, January 24, 2014 • Burnaby NOW

Movers: City businesses get ready to celebrate a new year continued from page 13

events page at www. lougheedtowncentre.com.

Metropolis celebration

Metropolis at Metrotown is holding its Chinese New Year celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 5 in the grand court. A lion dance will take place at 10 a.m., and the lion will then go through the mall blessing retailers for the new year. For more information, go to metropolisatmetro town.com/events/chinesenew-year-celebration-yearhorse.

Celebrity spotted at Lougheed

OK, there haven’t been any celebrity sightings at Lougheed just yet. But an athlete-endorsed gym will be opening at the shopping centre this year, so who knows who might show up?

Steve Nash Fitness World is opening at Lougheed Town Centre sometime this year, according to the centre’s website. Five stores have either relocated or closed to make way for the 18,000square-foot fitness centre. For more information, go to www.lougheedtown centre.com, and check the What’s New section.

New enviro regulations

Confused by the province’s new environmental regulations? The Burnaby Board of Trade is hosting an info session on Feb. 5 to help businesses navigate registering with the new stewardship agency, Multi Material B.C. As of May, all businesses that distribute printed paper and packaging have to register with the agency and report the amount of paper and packaging they distribute, as well as pay fees to cover recycling

costs, according to the board’s website. The agency’s managing director, Allen Langdon, will speak at the session, which takes place from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown. The session is $10 for members and $25 for nonmembers. To register, call 604-4120100, email ricky@bbot.ca or go to the events section of the board’s website, bbot.ca.

After hours business mixer

Get together with other Burnaby Board of Trade members at the Great Bear Pub on Monday, Feb. 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The first after-hours member mixer of the year is free for members, according to the board’s website. To register, call 604-4120100, email ricky@bbot.ca or go to the events section of the board’s website, bbot.ca.

Baja By Day

by Sarah Bancroft

In Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, this year’s trends include green margaritas, Mezcal tastings, and parrotfish at the ceviche bar.

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Greeted with a refreshing cilantro margarita, you know you’ve arrived in style at Esparanza Resort. Airy rooms have private outdoor hot tubs or hammocks, and the pool extends infinity-style over the beach. With a focus on health and wellness, complimentary breakfast includes chlorophyll water (another trend we saw this year) which we highly recommend following the invigorating morning yoga or bootcamp on the beach. www.esperanzaresort.com

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While it is tempting to stay seaside, venturing inland to Flora Farms for a cooking class is a highly recommended diversion. Wander the manicured paths among the organic vegetables, tour the gorgeous straw-bale Culinary Cottages for purchase or rent, and take a class in the open air kitchen where you might learn to make corn tortillas and authentic salsa from a Mexican chef. In high season, there are movie nights where classic films are played on large screens and the wood-burning pizza oven is put to good use. www.flora-farms.com

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The Auriga Spa greets you with a refreshing green smoothie and healthy snacks determined by the phase of the moon. Start in The Grotto, where you cycle between sauna, steam and ice rooms, quenching your skin with fresh aloe vera leaves. A foot bath with fresh herbs follows, in keeping with the spa’s philosophy of traditional folk healing methods, or “curanderismo.” A local healer can be called upon, or book with one of the talented massage therapists in a private room overlooking a saltwater meditation pool. At Capella Hotel, www.auriga-spa.com Read our full Cabo San Lucas itinerary at www.vitamindaily.com

Yes, They’re Real by Sara Samson

Body By Cameron

by Sara Samson

In her new tome, The Body Book, Cameron Diaz shares her experiences for a healthier, happier, fitter life. If you’re like us, fake eyelashes are usually reserved for special events (think hot dates and girls’ night out), mostly because it’s tedious to apply and remove them. But thanks to Benefit’s They’re Real mascara we are rocking the big, beautiful lash look daily.

And we must say, it’s actually a breath of fresh air from the sometimes eye-rolling, out-of-touch celebrity lifestyle books. Diaz has an enviable body and an effortless California-girl thing about her so we were intrigued to find out her secrets.

This miracle mascara is basically an every-day substitute for fake eyelashes and packs a double punch with volume and length. We also love the tiny bristles on the edge of the brush to get those small inner lashes.

Thankfully, we didn’t find suggestions for crash diets or ridiculous detox cleanses, but instead helpful, realistic advice like how to sneak in exercise throughout your day and chugging a huge glass of lemon water first thing in the morning to kick start your day.

Now those peepers pop. $29 at Sephora.

Beauty and brains. $15.50 at Indigo.

B is for Basics

Lunch on the Green

While we all love fancy kid’s clothing, the most frequently worn items always end up being the simple, comfy ones.

Head over to the West End’s Nicola Street, with its charming heritage homes and boutiques, then stop for a lunch at the neighbourhood’s newest resident, the Greenhorn Espresso Bar. From the outside it blends in with the surrounding shops, but step inside and the high ceilings, massive red chandelier, distressed wood tables and stylish crowd scream Portland-cool.

by Alexandra Suhner Isenberg

by Lisa Bouillard

Looking for a new spot for ladies day out?

Little B is Nicole Bridger’s first foray into childrenswear, and like her main collection, this line features easy designer jersey pieces manufactured in Vancouver in eco fabrics made from birch trees and eucalyptus plants. We like the dark grey Hannah dress ($42) worn with the Yasi legging ($22) – perfect with a winter boot and chunky knit during the day, or dressed up with a pretty cardigan and a sparkly ballerina flat for an afternoon party. You’ll be able to stretch her wardrobe further by pairing these great basics pieces with a variety of accessories she’ll be in your jewellery box before you know it. Shop Little B at Nicole Bridger, 2151 W Fourth Ave., Vancouver, 604-730-1129 or online at http://nicolebridger.com

www.burnabynow.com

The light menu – handwritten on large rolls of brown paper – is classic with a twist: Belgian waffles with persimmon compote, sourdough grilled cheese with Emmental, oven-roasted tomatoes, basil and feta, plus baked goods including apricot pumpkin seed cookies. After lunch, grab a Moja coffee to go and pop up to the second floor for a peek at the shop’s art gallery featuring antique bicycle installations. Now that’s a one stop shop. 994 Nicola Street, Vancouver, 604-428-2912, www.greenhorncafe.com


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Burnaby NOW • Friday, January 24, 2014 • A23

Find your wellsprings of inspiration HEALTHWISE

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hange is inevitable though sometimes invisible. Our bodies change from moment to moment. At every point in time, cells are dying and being replaced. Except in times of acute illness, we think of our bodies as stable, but we are constantly being refreshed. So when you are turning 40, 60 or 80, consider your age to be an inaccurate number. The majority of the cells in your body are much younger. Some are under a day old. None of your red blood cells are over three months old. Acceptance is just one aspect of coping with change. The most important is the recognition of our personal ability to be agents of positive change. I spend much of my time guiding patients in gaining control over their lives. Every journey begins with the first step, and every significant improvement in your life begins with one small change. Most us have a pretty good idea about what we would like to improve in our health habits, perhaps becoming more active, trying a new sport, making better food choices, quit-

ting smoking or reducing alcohol. Some of us may even recognize that we should tend more to our relationships and stop repeating maladaptive patterns of behaviour. Too often we hold back. We don’t take the first steps, or we falter and give up before we make significant progress. We all need the jumpstart of inspiration with fresh infusions to keep us moving towards living a more positive and healthy life. Last week, we celebrated Inspiration Day at Century House in New Westminster. I invite you to celebrate your own Inspiration Week by reflecting on seven wellsprings of inspiration. 1. Heroes: Joseph Campbell, famed mythologist and author of The Hero’s Journey, recognized that the stories about the bigger-than-life characters of mythology and our great religions reflected the journey we all take in life. The challenges we face and the call to have courage and do the right thing are reflected in many of those stories. 2. Models of Human Achievement: Great figures in history have set the bar high and show us what a human being can achieve. We remain in awe when listening to Beethoven, Mozart and Bach, read Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets, and

look upon great works of art. 3. Everyday Heroes: While the giants of the past may make us feel like puny underachievers, we have heroes among us each day. These are ordinary people like you and me who choose to do extraordinary things. They express courage and perseverance in the face of overwhelming adversity or perform acts of generosity and compassion. 4. The Inspiring People in Your Personal Life: Think about the special people from your past

who have made a positive difference in your life. This may include your parents, teachers, mentors and friends. My best friends tell me the truth when I need to hear it and remind me of my greatest aspirations. 5. Those We Serve: My patients have made me a better doctor. Their trust and confidence in me inspired me to be the best physician I can be. My golden rule of medicine is to treat each patient with the care I would expect for my family. My children have

taught me humility and what matters most in life. Becoming a parent inspired me to be the best person I can be. Teaching medical students and residents constantly renews my enthusiasm for our calling. While sharing both my knowledge and my enthusiasm, I benefit from their energy and see a positive future for medicine. 6. Your Calling: Your calling is the intersection of your passions, talents, values and the needs of the world. Are you engaged in what you love

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A26 • Friday, January 24, 2014 • Burnaby NOW

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Sanctuary: This two-bedroom loft penthouse in the Central Park neighbourhood of Burnaby South sold after more than two months on the market for $415,000.

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THE HIGHLIGHTS This 17-year-old two-level loft penthouse has two balconies, mountain views, an open floor plan and 18-foot-high ceilings. The condo features floor-to-ceiling windows, and the open-concept kitchen has new cabinet doors, counters and stainless steel appliances. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and large balcony. The main level has in-floor radiant heat and a gas fireplace. There is underground parking for two cars, and the complex is located on a cul-de-sac. Know of a recent and interesting real estate sale? Local real estate agents and residents can send info to nhope@burnabynow.com.

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A two-bedroom penthouse in the Central Park area sells for $9,000 less than asking. THE BASICS ! Location: #P1-3770 Thurston St. ! Style: Two-bedroom, two-bath condo with 1,275 square feet of living space. ! Listed: Sept. 9, 2013 for $424,900; sold Nov. 30 for $415,000. ! B.C. Assessment: $411,000. Taxes: $2,388. AGENTS ! Listing/buyers’ agent: Brian Vidas, Sutton Centre Realty.

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South seniors hold off late Hyack charge push it.” And the Rebels needed sports editor that intensity in the second Early pressure proved half, as New West staged the difference in Burnaby rallies that ultimately made South’s win over New the final outcome less than Westminster in BurWest the overall play indicated. high school girls’ basketSouth capitalized all ball. game long on its pressure South built up an 18- that led to scores of points point half-time off turnovers. lead and then held To Lukic potted watch back-to-back buckon for a 77-69 vica video, ets to stave off one tory over the nonscan ranked Hyack girls late Hyack rally. with in a district league Morrison also Layar game at Massey nailed one of her gym on Wednesday. two three-pointers in the The AAA No. 9-ranked fourth quarter. Rebels made no secret with But it was Manhas who how they would led the charge try to dictate “We should have at both ends of the game. the floor, scorwon by more. … ing seven key Pressuring NewWestdown We need to keep points in the low, South frame. pushing it. Other final made numWith a short teams can’t keep bench and a erous points off turnovers reliance on up with our all game long maintaining a pace.” that ultimately frenetic tempo proved the bigon offence JASMINE MANHAS gest difference and defence, South high scoring forward in the outcome. the onus is on “We don’t South’s startbreak a press really well. ing lineup to stay out of I knew it was coming,” foul trouble. It’s a somesaid New West head coach time risky strategy. Doug Woodward. But, in what turned out But despite the pressure, to be a much closer outNew West held its own for come than the first half the first five minutes of the may have indicated, New game and trailed 13-12. Westminster got 32 points But South’s first-quarter off the bench, including persistance led to a 16-2 28 from junior callups in run to close the opening the BurWest district league frame. matchup. The Rebels kept up the After ending the first momentum with Desiree half trailing 42-24, New Lister and Jasmine Manhas Westminster came back to doing much of the damage outscore South in both the with nine and 13 first-half third and fourth quarters, points, respectively. including 24-18 in the final Manhas led all scorers stanza. with 28 points, while Lister, Steer nailed one of her the rebound leader in the three three-pointers of the game, got 14. half to shave the deficit to Ana Lukic and Amie under double figures at the Morrison also chipped in eight-minute mark. The with double-digit games Grade 10 guard potted her for South. third trey from the periAmanda Zacharuk metre and Obrovac scored led the Hyacks with 11 on a running jumper with points, while junior cal- two minutes remaining on lups Madisen Obrovac and the clock to trail South 74Justice Steer finished with 66. 10 and nine points apiece. But in the end, South’s “We should have won relentless pursuit to the ball by more,” said South’s and tireless defence kept Manhas. “We are all really New West from getting any good athletes. We can all closer.

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Taking on a challenge: A Burnaby/New Westminster ringette player, in black, gets the better of a Lower Mainland AA Select defender in an under-16 matchup at Moody Park Arena last Saturday.

Top marks for Clan at UW Simon Fraser University senior Sarah Sawatzky opened the indoor track and field season with an NCAA-leading time at the University of Washington Indoor Preview last weekend. Sawatzky chalked up a personal and Division II-best time of 2:09.42 in the women’s 800 metres at the indoor meet in Seattle. Senior Kirsten Allen ran a Great Northwest conference-leading time and a personal-best of 5:03.97 in the mile. Also running a best time was Emma Chasdey, who shaved 28 seconds off her personal best in the 3,000m with a 10:17.24 clocking, a time that was good enough to qualify her for the conference meet. In field, junior Robyn Broomfield recorded a conference-leading and personal best jump of 11.18m in the triple jump. Freshman Ella Brown made her SFU debut, placing second in the event with a leap of 11.13m. The Clan men were led by freshmen Oliver Jorgensen, with a personal-best time of 8:32.84 in the 3,000m. Following closely behind was senior James Young

in a new PB time of 8:36.58. Both men will represent the Clan at the conference meet. In the mile, Clan runners Travis Vugteveen and Cameron Proceviat of Burnaby both recorded personal bests in a very competitive race, as Vugteveen posted a time of 4:18.24, placing him second in his section, while Proceviat ran a time of 4:19.33. Freshmen Daniel Kelloway made his SFU debut a memorable one, finishing first in a conference-leading time of 49.42 in the men’s 400m. Freshmen Joel Webster recorded a time of 50.27 in the metric quarter mile and 22.39 in the 200m. Christopher More O’Ferrall was close behind, running the 400m in 50.54 and the 200m in 22.63. In the field, the Clan men were led by sophomore Jerry He, who placed third in the long jump. Freshman Vladislav Moldavanov also made a solid debut, jumping with a leap of 13.87m in the triple jump. Simon Fraser will be back in action on Jan. 31 at the University of Washington Invitational.

The Northwest Giants are back in a share of first place following the B.C. major midget all-star weekend in Langley. Giants’ rookie Justin Szeto scored two goals, including his 20th of the season to lift the Burnabybased club to a 4-1 win over the North Island Silvertips on Saturday. Defenceman Dante Fabbro counted a fourpoint effort on Sunday to pace the Giants to a 7-2 win in the weekend series rematch. Fabbro also tallied a pair of goals for Team White in the league’s annual all-star showcase matchup at the George Preston rec centre in Langley on Jan. 17. The wins, coupled with the Okanagan’s 4-3 upset loss to Fraser Valley, drew the Giants even with the Rockets in the standings, both with identical 12-4-1 records. League scoring leader, Colton Kerfoot, got the Giants out to an early firstperiod lead in the opening game. Szeto potted what proved to be the eventual game-winner from Quinn Thompson just minutes later with his first of back-to-back markers. Thompson assisted on the Giants’ first three goals of the game. In the later game, Fabbro, who leads all defencemen in overall league scoring, scored his 14th goal of the campaign while adding three helpers as the Giants silenced a 2-2 first-period scoreline with five unanswered goals. “We didn’t get the outcome I thought we deserved (at the Mac’s tournament). I think that’s why (the players) came back with a spark,” said Giants coach Clint Thornton. The Giants are at the Burnaby Winter Club on Saturday against thirdplace Valley West Hawks. Puck drops at 7:45 p.m. The two teams go at it again on Sunday at the Langley Events Centre at 3:30 p.m.


A32 • Friday, January 24, 2014 • Burnaby NOW

BWC wins B at Reid tourney

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Rugby Canada test match at Swangard two World Cups. In 2011, we had to play some of our best rugby in the last 15 minutes or so to come back to tie them. Sadly though, they’ve beat us twice as well. I’m looking forward to a long-awaited return fixture,” said Sinclair in a Rugby Canada press release. “We’ve been a very different beast when playing in Canada, and it’ll be exciting to get back to the Vancouver area and play a game on the West Coast. There’s been quite a rivalry building over the years with Japan, so it’ll be good to get our first win against them in a while on home soil.” The Pacific Nations Cup is an important part of the International Rugby Board’s strategic development program for emerging rugby nations like Canada, Fiji Samoa and Japan. Extra seats will be added to the 4,500-seat stadium in Burnaby to accommodate the expected large crowd. Canada has not played Japan on home turf since 2000 in Markham, Ont. tberridge@burnabynow. com

Jason Lang/burnaby now

Charge it: Cariboo Hill, in blue, was bested 44-31 by New Westminster in a Grade 9 girls’ basketball game on Monday.

Dynamo at its best at Icebreaker Dynamo Swim Club’s Ryan Hong turned in AAA provincial times at the Hyack Icebreaker meet earlier this month. Hong, 13, posted AAA times with a first-place finish in the boys’ 1,500 metres and in the 200m breaststroke. Helen Zhou, 11, had three personal bests and four AAA times, including gold in the 50 and 100m breast.

Erin Patterson recorded four PBs and five AA provincial times in her six races in the 12-year-old girls’ age group. Marko Dukic, Aivery McKinley and Demetra Sicoli, who registered a high FINA score of 404, also posted AA times at the meet. Naiomi Donald, Samantha Skene, Rachel Su, Taia Yuen and Rebecca Szakacs also registered personal bests at the meet.

Stealth remain perfect at home Tyler Digby scored a hat trick to keep the Vancouver Stealth undefeated at home in the National Lacrosse League. Vancouver won a league rematch over the Colorado Mammoth, 14-13 in overtime on Lewis Ratcliff’s second goal of the game two minutes into extra time. The victory was the second straight for the Stealth at the Langley Events Centre. A day later, Vancouver fell to 2-2 in league play, following a 15-12 loss to the Calgary

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Volunteers are needed for the national synchronized skating championships to be held at the Bill Copeland Arena, Feb. 20 to 22. Interested individuals can go to www. skatinginbc.com and click on the volunteer site on the top right hand side of the page.

Burnaby Winter Club won the B final at the John Reid Memorial bantam hockey tournament last weekend. The Bruins defeated the Notre Dame Hounds 4-3 in the consolation final at the 36th annual AAA bantam hockey tournament in St. Albert, Alta. Mackenzie Wight scored the eventual game-winning goal on a power play early in the third period. Team tournament scoring leader Tyler Preziuso tallied a pair of secondperiod goals in the win. The winter club failed to advance out of the pool stage, placing third behind the Lloydminster Heat and the Calgary Flames. Burnaby dropped a 6-3 decision to the Heat after giving up four unanswered goals in the final eight minutes of the third period. Against the Flames, Burnaby played Calgary scoreless until the final frame, when the Alberta club scored twice in threeminute span of the period to hand the Bruins a second consecutive loss at the tournament. The winter club finished pool play with a 2-1 victory in overtime over the St. Albert Sabres. Joseph Santalucia got the game-winning goal from James Malm and Johanthan Sheardown with three minutes left in extra time. Beck Warm got the win in goal for the Bruins with 30 saves. Burnaby opened with a 10-2 win over the Phoenix Jr. Coyotes. Okanagan Hockey Academy won the A final 6-3 over the Los Angeles Jr. Kings. tberridge@burnabynow. com

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