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Burnaby’s Ken Kramer, who ran for the Liberals in the last provincial election, welcomes the government’s new plan to make B.C. more accessible for people with disabilities, but he wants real action to make that happen.
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B.C. Premier Christy Clark unveiled an accessibility strategy Monday, but a Burnaby disability advocate who ran for the Liberals wants to see action. Ken Kramer, who ran in BurnabyLougheed in the last provincial election, has spent roughly three decades advocating for people with disabilities. “From a disability advocate standpoint, clearly we always want more,” Kramer told the NOW, following the plan’s launch in Vancouver on Monday. “From a disability-community perspective, we want to see definite results. We’re moving in the right direction, but I think that clearly there are areas this report is lacking on completely, the one really big omission is around home supports.” Kramer is a lawyer and has muscular dystrophy and has a home support worker to help him with day-to-day living, something people with disabilities need to participate in the workforce. “If I can’t get up in the morning, and I can’t get dressed, and I can’t get to work … a job isn’t going to do me much,” he said. “It’s great there are jobs out there for folks with disabilities, but for someone to be able to work that has a disability, there
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separate disability assistance from income assistance. “I think there are definitely some positive things in the report, and an example of that is this recognition that people who are receiving disability benefits under the provincial module have always been lumped in with the income assistance approach. A lot of people who are receiving those benefits feel that can be really demeaning. They are not there by choice; they are
has to be a foundation around them for them to be able to work.” The government’s 10-year strategy, which was based on public consultation with the disability community, promises funding to help make the province more accessible by 2024. The report outlined 12 key areas of focus, and Kramer lauded the inclusion of transportation, housing and income support. In particular, Kramer was pleased with the government’s plan to
there because they truly can’t work for an income,” he said. “I think this is only the beginning,” Kramer added, “and the citizens of this province are going to look at this cautiously, but there is some optimism that there is focus on these issue. Really, the proof will be in the pudding.” The 17-page report, titled Accessibility 2024, is available at www.gov.bc.ca/sdsi. twitter.com/JenniferMoreau
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Burnaby First Coalition supporter Rick McGowan wanted to ask the City of Burnaby about its long-awaited collective agreement with CUPE Local 23. After some back and forth, the city obliged – on the condition that his com-
meeting. According to a BFC press release, he was also asked to submit his presentation prior to the meeting. “First, staff told me council prefers that I appear as a ‘private citizen’ rather than as a member of an organized political party,” said McGowan in a statement. “Now they want me to meet them in secret and submit
ments be made behind closed doors. McGowan, a former Burnaby council candidate for the Green Party of B.C., says his recent request to appear as a delegation at the June 23 council meeting has been accepted, but rather than being held during the public portion, McGowan was told he’d have to appear before Mayor Derek Corrigan and his councillors at a closed
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The Burnaby school district plans to hold off as long as possible before cancelling 400 summer school classes for 7,500 students next month. “We’re delaying any decision until the summer program is clearly no longer viable,” Burnaby board of education chair Baljinder Narang told the NOW. “We’re kind of between a rock and a hard place. We don’t know how to manoeuvre on this one. The government
has lifted its partial lockout for teachers, but we have no decision in terms of how the teachers are going to view this.” As it stands now, the 390 teachers tentatively hired for the summer session are on a fullscale strike that will wipe out classes unless the B.C. Teachers’ Federation announces a plan that would allow them to go ahead. But Burnaby Teachers’ Association president and BCTF executive member-at-largeelect James Sanyshyn said the union is busy focusing on Plan A – hammering out a collective agreement.
“We don’t have a position officially on summer school that says, ‘Here’s what we’re going to do at this time,’ because we’re madly trying to work on a collective agreement in time to allow for summer sessions to happen,” he said. The teachers’ federation could still come up with a plan for summer school in the next few days, he said, but it will be up to the board whether its summer program can still go ahead at that time. Dispute Page 4
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Winnipeg artist Steven Nunoda was at the Nikkei Centre in Burnaby on Saturday for the opening of his exhibit Ghostown. Nunoda has created 200 miniature tarpaper models and has added video and audio to create an art installation to memorialize a pivotal moment in his family’s history – the Japanese internment during the Second World War. The piece focuses on immigration, racism, human rights and displaced populations.
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the four-year contract – from incorrect email addresses to outdated documents – ever since it was ratified in December 2012. He said the city did not respond within the provincially allotted 30 days to a freedom of information request he filed in February and later refused the request, noting the document would be available “once the review process is complete.” Under the act, municipalities can deny FOI requests if the information will be released within 60 days of receiving the request.
McGowan says that 60 days came and went, but once he and other members of the coalition submitted their delegation application – to question “the secrecy that continues to shroud this major civic expense in a civic election year” – the document was promptly published on CUPE 23’s website. “I think we put some pressure on them,” McGowan told the NOW. “I think part of the reason that it got released was because of the BFC, myself and the media.” But, while the collective agreement is in the public domain, deputy city manager Chad Turpin
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said the decision to place the delegation in a closed council meeting is based on the B.C. government’s Community Charter, which outlines topics that are only designated for in camera meetings. “Under the Community Charter, the provincial government spells out what you can discuss in camera,” said Turpin, listing employee contract negotiations, staff personnel issues and land purchases as examples of items limited to in camera discussions. “It’s not really a City of Burnaby decision, it’s a Community Charter decision.”
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He said it’s not uncommon for the city to have delegations in closed meetings, especially when the delegation is vague on what they would like to discuss. “It’s really hard to determine what a delegation wants when they give you one line,” he said. “This delegation was not specific in what they wanted to talk about other than contract negotiations in the CUPE contract. That puts it into an in camera situation.” As of Thursday, McGowan has declined to appear at the closed meeting in protest of the city’s “systemic lack of transparency.
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“The board may take its decision before we have a formal decision and that’s their business,” he said. Classes are scheduled to begin July 2 for secondary students and July 8 for elementary students. The district told parents in a letter last week it would announce its final decision about summer school a week before startup, but Narang said it could consider pushing that deadline back for secondary classes if there was movement at the bargaining table. “The only one that we may be able to delay by a week would be the secondary, not
the elementary,” she said. Parents, meanwhile, are in limbo. “I’m going to be really annoyed if it ends up not going ahead,” district parent advisory council vice-chair Jocelyn Schonekess said. Like other parents with kids in summer school, she booked all her family’s summer activities for August and put off entering her daughter in July sports camps after registering her for summer school months ago; those camps are now full. Sanyshyn said he sympathizes but blamed the provincial government for the lack of progress at the bargaining table.
“We understand that there are people who caught in the middle of a labour-relations dispute and that’s really unfortunate,” he said, “but we’ve modified our proposal quite dramatically. The salary proposal we tabled is within one per cent of what government had been offering, and yet there’s no desire to bargain fairly.” The Ministry of Education expressed the opposite view in a press release Thursday, saying the teachers’ new wage and benefit demands alone were twice what other unions have settled for and had driven a deal farther out of sight than it had been a week earlier.
Kinder Morgan is keeping an eye on Enbridge’s newly approved Northern Gateway Project, but the company says it will focus on its own plans to twin the Trans Mountain pipeline. “Trans Mountain will continue to watch Enbridge Northern Gateway and other pipeline projects under consideration with interest, but we’re focused on our process and our project proposal,” said Ian Anderson, Kinder Morgan Canada president in an emailed statement. “We’ll continue to listen to communities, First Nations and British Columbians both through the National Energy Board process and our engagement and are committed to proceeding with respect and in consideration of local and national interests.” On Tuesday, the federal government approved Enbridge’s plan to build a new pipeline from Alberta to the B.C. coast, but the company must meet the 209 conditions set out by the National Energy Board’s joint review panel. The actual construction of the line
is still a long way off, given the multiple legal challenges against the project and opposition from First Nations. The Enbridge decision means Kinder Morgan is no longer the only pipeline company that can ship oil to the West Coast. Burnaby-Douglas MP Kennedy Stewart used the news of the Enbridge approval as a pitch to vote NDP. “We’ve said an NDP government would set aside this decision. Everybody in B.C. and their dog has said no to this thing, and the Conservatives are just moving ahead regardless,” he told the NOW from Ottawa, shortly after the announcement. “There’s no way it’s going to be built before the next election (in 2015). When we form government next year, we will set aside this decision and put in place a credible environmental review process.” As for Kinder Morgan, Stewart said Tuesday’s decision shows the Conservatives will push projects through, regardless of opposition. “It used to be that these review processes actually meant something,” he said.
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A few dozen people rallied against smart meters in front of a B.C. Hydro office in Burnaby on Saturday. The rally, organized by Citizens for Safe Technology and the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters, was part of a series of similar events across the province. “We’re really happy with how the rally went; it went quite well. We’d like to see more members out, but considering it was our first time, it went well,” said Mission resident Lori Giesbrecht, one of the organizers of the Burnaby event. The group is concerned about the health impacts of the wireless technology used with smart meters, while B.C. Hydro maintains the devices are safe. The local event was at Burnaby’s Fraser Foreshore Park, across the street from a B.C. Hydro office on Glenlyon Parkway. – Jennifer Moreau
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Enbridge pipeline scheme faces hurdles in B.C. where 21 Conservative MPs currently On Tuesday, one of the worst-kept hold seats. secrets in politics was announced with The decision Tuesday was widely the federal government’s approval of anticipated. Also anticipated were enviEnbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline. ronmental groups and First Nations The “announcement” was a curious immediately cranking up campaigns to one for a project of this magnitude, oppose the pipeline. delivered in a press release Numerous court challenges, without fanfare or ministers Burnaby NOW civil disobedience and potenrushing to take credit. tial political retribution have That’s tacit acknowledgeall been promised before any heavy ment that the pipeline, which chiefly equipment starts work. benefits the Alberta oil sands, is still Opponents of the pipeline – who, hugely unpopular in British Columbia,
according to polls, make up the majority of British Columbians – have repeatedly charged that the National Energy Board recommendation overlooks significant environmental issues. Even voters in Kitimat, which would probably gain the most from the project, symbolically rejected the pipeline. That’s all been noted by the province – a significant wild card – which set out five conditions that must be met before Victoria will give the project its blessing.
The province doesn’t have a veto, but it can create significant difficulties for the pipeline. So while the decision may have been announced, the political and legal battles are just beginning. As one pundit joked wryly, the only sure pipeline announced Tuesday was the one transporting lawyers to the frontlines of an issue that won’t be resolved any time soon. – Guest editorial from the North Shore News
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park, almost one-and-half times t is difficult to express in larger than Stanley Park. The words how wrong it would dedication of the new parkland be for the National Energy in a November 1996 city referenBoard to allow Kinder Morgan to dum meant that this natural asset twin its Trans Mountain pipeline will be preserved and protected through Burnaby. for future generations. I’m prompted to write by The agreement ended decades the distinct possibility that the of uncertainty and misnew pipeline will trust around the SFU traverse Burnaby Lee Rankin conservation lands. Mountain and the Burnaby had historically Trans Mountain tank asserted that the lands could be farm on its southwest slope may be expanded to accommodate the used for conservation only, while the university maintained that as expected more than doubling of a provincial entity, it was legally the amount of crude oil that will exempt from city zoning bylaws be shipped to the coast and carand building rules. For decades, ried by tanker through Burrard the university’s building permit Inlet. I spent more than two years of applications to the city were filed with letters from its lawyers, my life chairing a city committee that negotiated an agreement that pointing out that the university wasn’t legally obligated to ask saw more than 300 hectares of Burnaby’s permission to build Simon Fraser University forested structures on university land. land returned to Burnaby for I strongly believed we should park and conservation use. work to resolve our differences The 1995 agreement included through a negotiated solution. a city land exchange with SFU Then Mayor Bill Copeland agreed and a provincial financial contriwith this approach and appointbution to create an endowment ed me and then veteran councilfund. It allowed the university lor Doug Drummond to a liaison to create, over time, a residencommittee with a mandate to tial community. The agreement resolve these historic differences. included city recognition of the We spent more than two years university’s official commuin meetings with the university nity plan and formal agreement team. by SFU to work with the city Our goal in the negotiations through the rezoning and redewas to provide a “win” for the velopment process. university by allowing muchThe city gained forested parkneeded residential and commerland which, added to the thencial development within the “ring existing Burnaby Mountain Park, created a 1,400 acre, forested Pipeline Page 8
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Students’ needs not being met Dear Editor:
I have worked as a teacher for 33 years in the public school system in British Columbia, the past 12 of which have been as a secondary counsellor. The most important part of our work is supporting the social-emotional needs of our students. Only 12 years ago counsellors were able to offer classroom instruction and do valuable preventative work. Today, meeting students’ social-emotional needs has become all but impossible, given the current levels of staffing for teacher-counsellors. Only 12 years ago, I never dreamed the job would be what it has now become. School counselling now involves triage, making quick decisions about who needs our attention most
urgently. Some of the issues we encounter include challenges with learning differences, attention deficit disorder, Internet addiction, poverty, abuse, family breakup, violence, gangs, and drug use and abuse. On a daily basis we deal with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and panic attacks. Sadly, suicidality is not an uncommon occurrence. A healthy, productive, educated society is incumbent upon a strong, financially supported public education system. Students’ academic and social/ emotional needs are not being met at the level that they should be. These are the future citizens of B.C. upon whose educational outcomes we all will rely. We should all be concerned. Kelly Bosello, Burnaby
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Province isn’t trying hard Dear Editor:
It’s hard to be hopeful that the June 10 mandate given to education minister Peter Fassbender by premier Christy Clark is meant to produce a less dysfunctional relationship with the province’s teachers. The mandate directs him to “present options to cabinet on ways to restructure collective bargaining with the B.C. Teachers’ Federation.” There is no mention of a desire to repair relations, much less express a need to come up with a more collegial approach to resolving disagreements. Some might argue that this does not necessarily mean the government will not be open-minded about finding a new and improved way to do business with teachers. But Fassbender has doomed any possibility of that outcome by publicly stating he is looking for a restructuring that provides “longer-term agreements.” Inasmuch as the system already in place provides for that, it’s safe to conclude what he really wants is to find a way to dictate contract terms. Once you do that, of course, you invalidate the collective bargaining concept. And that, as we all know, is what the Liberal government has been trying to do for the last 12 years. Bill Brassington, Burnaby
Mayor must learn to cooperate with others Dear Editor:
When I read this morning that 20 of Greater Vancouver’s 21 mayors had agreed on a new comprehensive transportation
plan I knew without reading the story that it would be Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan who was opposed. He is the most obstructive and least cooperative person I have ever encountered. He opposed and obstructed the Pacific Gateway Project that widened Highway 1 and built the new Port Mann bridge. Almost no new low-income housing has been built in Burnaby in the last 15 years because he refuses to cooperate with the province. The list goes on ad nauseam. The impression I have is that he is opposed to everything and is unable to work constructively with anyone. Just once I would like to read that Mayor Corrigan was working co-operatively to solve our problems rather than working overtime to prevent others from doing so. I live in Burnaby and am embarrassed to be represented by such a Luddite.
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I support the teachers in this province, they have a great responsibility to teach the students in their classrooms, and they do an exceptional job doing that. However, if the classroom sizes are too big it makes it very difficult to do this. As far as their salaries go, they deserve a better salary than they have now and need to catch up to the other provinces. Peter Fassbender and his fellow MLAs think this is too much. However, if Fassbender and his MLAs want a raise all they have to do is vote one in for themselves. Where is the fairness in that. Cody Tabs, by email
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THE BURNABYNOW STORY: “Tower development contributions approved by Burnaby council” – June 12
Comment via BurnabyNOW.com I capt. crunch: Burnaby used to have a safe, nice feel to it. Now it seems like the rush is in to make it look like Yaletown with condos on all 4 corners of every intersection. Is this really progress? The only thing that is progressing is the bank accounts of a bunch of real estate developers. Soon Burnaby will be a soulless plastic and glass city and we will never get it back.
THE BURNABYNOW STORY: “SFU students want Burnaby Mountain gondola in mayors’ transportation plan” – June 16
Comment via BurnabyNOW.com I Eric: Since early 2012, UniverCity (the developers) have gone very quiet on the topic, and various student organizations at SFU have taken up promoting the gondola. I don’t wish to be critical, but the ﬁscal realities of increasing taxes on homeowners and drivers, and the net beneﬁt test of taxpayerfunded investment in transit clearly points to developing only those projects around the region that serve hundreds of thousands of riders on a daily basis, not four or ﬁve thousand a day for six or seven months a year. There are many larger regional issues to address, and to determine an equitable means of paying for those priorities shouldn’t be slowed by protests or complaints about ideas that have already been taken off the table.
THE BURNABYNOW STORY: “Burnaby disabilities advocate wants action from government” – June 16
Comment via BurnabyNOW.com I Aaron Busch: You cast your vote for a government that can’t be trusted and isn’t looking out for the best interest of persons with disabilities. What do you expect? Next time, put a little thought into what your campaigning for and start steering people towards a government that isn’t going to leave them out in the cold.
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road” while preserving for all time the forest, wildlife habitat and streams of Burnaby Mountain for public use and enjoyment. In the years since the agreement, the city has committed resources to improve and protect the mountain parkland, streams and wildlife. A contaminated site on the north side of the mountain was rehabilitated and redeveloped into the popular Burnaby Mountain Air Bike Skills Park, opened by the city in 2008. I saw the protection and expansion of Burnaby Mountain Park as part of a city strategy to expand our parkland network. Our city strategy also included the gradual deindustrialization of the Burrard Inlet, which has resulted in the beautiful and publicly accessible foreshore parkland at Barnet Marine Park. This strategy has also achieved major portions of Fraser Foreshore Park on the city’s southern perimeter.
The Kinder Morgan proposal to twin its pipeline through Burnaby and expand its tank farm on Burnaby Mountain flies in the face of the progress we have made in the gradual transition of Burnaby into an urban community. We are far past the point where the expansion of heavy industry should be considered for Burnaby Mountain and the shore of Burrard Inlet. If the National Energy Board approves the Trans Mountain pipeline twinning proposal with its clear implications for a bigger mountain tank farm, new petroleum tunnelling through Burnaby and vastly increased tanker traffic through Burrard Inlet, it will be thumbing its nose at decades of thoughtful planning in Burnaby. It will be acting as though nothing has changed in the Lower Mainland since the early to middle of the last century when refineries and other heavy industries were established on the shores of Burrard Inlet.
Opposition to Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline twinning does not imply people in Burnaby are opposed to jobs and economic development or hypocritical because they drive gasoline-powered cars. These arguments are red herrings. For decades, the shoreline of Vancouver’s False Creek has been transformed from sawmills and heavy industry to housing and parkland. What would be the public reaction today if an industry, backed by a federal regulator, tried to force through the re-introduction or expansion of heavy industry on False Creek? Running high capacity oil pipelines through our neighbourhoods is risky. One only has to look at the record of pipeline ruptures in North America, not to mention the July 24, 2007 Trans Mountain rupture that blanketed numerous homes with crude oil in our Westridge neighbourhood. A pipeline through Burnaby Mountain seems risky as well since we live
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in a seismically active area, close to the Cascadia subduction zone. Significant earthquakes are a certainty in the future. And what about the risk to Burnaby from a significantly expanded Trans Mountain tank farm should a major earthquake hit the region? According to a Metro Vancouver report, Burnaby’s population is expected to grow from 223,000 to 345,000 by 2041, while the region’s population expected to grow from 2.3 million to 3.4 million people in the same time frame. Burnaby is doing its part in accommodating population growth by planning new and expanded town centres, including UniverCity, and expanded parks and conservation areas. If the National Energy Board approves the Kinder Morgan pipeline proposal, it will be a slap in the face to all efforts Burnaby has made to be a regional player. Burnaby’s 1995 agreement with the province and the university reflected
the vision that a vast forest on Burnaby Mountain, teeming with wildlife, and wildlife habitat, could be protected for future generations. Larger tank farms and oil pipelines are not the right vision for Burnaby Mountain and adjacent res-
idential neighbourhoods. The National Energy Board and the federal government should reject Kinder Morgan’s proposal. Lee Rankin served 22 years on Burnaby council. He is a practising lawyer and lives near Deer Lake.
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Burnaby NOW earns national recognition The Burnaby NOW was recognized at the Gallery’s Dutch Masters exhibition and recent Canadian Community Newspapers a feature on local choir director Kevin Takahide Lee. Association Awards. The judges lauded the submission for The annual awards are designed to cele“high-quality writing and focus brate the best work in community on the local community.” publishing across the country. It’s the second award for The NOW captured third place MacLellan’s arts coverage this in the Best Coverage of the Arts year. She captured a silver award category for newspapers with a at the B.C. Yukon Community circulation of 10,000 and over. Newspapers Association awards The top two awards went to earlier this spring. the North Vancouver Outlook and “It’s always nice to be recogNanaimo News Bulletin, respecnized with an award, especially tively. for something that’s a personal The judges noted that all of passion,” said MacLellan, who is the submissions to the awards a fiction writer and choral singdisplayed quality coverage of the Julie MacLellan er outside of her day job. “And arts, but the top three newspapers arts editor it’s great to work in a newsroom “went further to create appealing content that grabbed and maintained the where the arts and entertainment beat is considered an integral part of the newsreaders’ attention.” The NOW’s submission was made up paper’s coverage and not just a ‘frill’ on of work by arts editor Julie MacLellan, the side.” For more on the CCNA Awards, visit including a special report on babies and the arts, coverage of the Burnaby Art www.newspaperscanada.ca/ccnawards.
Can you spare some blood? Canadian Blood Services urges Burnaby residents to help combat low inventory Cornelia Naylor staff reporter
Canadian Blood Services is heading into a traditionally dry summer season with the lowest inventories in five years and is calling on Burnaby residents to donate. “We usually see a little dip in the summer time, but it seems to have happened earlier this year,” event co-ordinator Trudi Goels told the NOW, “so we’re just trying to make sure that we have everything in place for the summer.” More than 150 donation appointments are available at two clinics running in
Burnaby over the next couple of weeks. Residents can donate Thursday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Telus Day of Giving clinic at Brian Canfield Centre (The Telus boot building at 3777 Kingsway) or Thursday, July 3 from 1 to 8 p.m. at Fortius Sport & Health (3713 Kensington Ave.) Roughly half of all Canadians are eligible to donate blood, yet less than four per cent actually do, according to Blood Services statistics. For Goels, the reasons to get out and donate are simple. “It takes about an hour and you could save somebody’s life,” she said, “so I guess the idea is do you have an hour and would you like to save someone’s life?” To book an appointment, download the GiveBlood app, visit blood.ca or call 1-8882-DONATE (1-888-236-6283).
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Dogs jumping from three storeys at SFU Jennifer Moreau staff reporter
SFU’s security department is recommending people keep their dogs on a leash when walking on campus, after three dogs jumped a ledge and fell at least three storeys. Julie Stewart, manager of patrol operations for SFU campus security, told the NOW there have been three instances of dogs jumping a wall on the third level of SFU’s Burnaby campus. The dogs fell three storeys, but she does not know if they survived. The first case was in 2005, the second in 2008, and the most recent in the winter of 2013. Stewart said the dogs were likely running before they leapt and cleared the wall not realizing there was a three-storey drop on the other side. “Dogs don’t understand what’s on the other side if they are going full tilt,” she said. “These things do happen. It’s really unfortunate, it’s up to the owner to make sure the animals are not in an unsafe position.” The wall where dogs are jumping is about three feet high on the 3,000 level of the transportation centre. According to Stewart, there’s an outdoor walkway
along the rooftop, and the wall has signage that says to keep off. Stewart says each incident involved a dog off leash that would have leapt over top of the railing and fell roughly three storeys. Stewart said SFU has no reports of people or children falling from the ledge – just dogs. Since SFU falls under the City of Burnaby bylaws when it comes to dogs, pet owners should keep their canines on a leash, Stewart explained. “It’s beautiful up here, … but please be a responsible pet owner and keep your dog on a leash,” she said. The Vancouver Sun recently ran a story about a similar wall at B.C. Place, in downtown Vancouver, where at least nine dogs have jumped and inadvertently fallen. Dr. Claudia Richter, from the Burnaby Veterinary Hospital, has never seen any thing like it in her practice, and she’s unsure why the dogs would jump. “My guess is that they get excited about something they see, … and they just don’t know that there’s nothing behind the wall,” she said. “I can’t see any medical reason on why they would do that unless they are blind.” Burquitlam Animal Hospital and Kensington Animal Hospital did not have any cases of dogs jumping off walls.
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Hazard for dogs: SFU has three reports of dogs jumping over this low wall, three storeys from the ground at the Burnaby campus. The university is urging pet owners to keep their dogs on leashes.
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Council says no to grants for wildlife, youth
Council denied an application from the Wildlife staff reporter Rescue Association for a Burnaby city council $10,000 grant to support recently denied grants for a public education programs, wildlife rescue society, food community outreach preexchange, youth exploita- sentations and wildlife tion prevention group and rehabilitation leadership. hospital transportation pro- The wildlife group was also gram because they “did not denied last year, though fall within council guide- it received a $5,000 grant lines for awarding grants.” from the city in 2011. At its May 26 council The Children of the meeting, council Street Society approved recomunsuccessfully mendations from requested $5,000 the executive comto fund the delivmittee of council ery of its TCO2 to turn down the (Taking Care of applications on Ourselves, Taking the basis that they Care of Others) didn’t meet the program throughcommittee’s criteout Burnaby. The ria. program “is a “There were Pietro Calendino unique and innopeople asking for city councillor vative workshop grants for operatdesigned and ing funds, and we don’t delivered by youth, for do that,” said Coun. Pietro youth to prevent the sexual Calendino, who chairs the exploitation of children and executive committee of youth in B.C.” council. Council turned down The terms of refer- a $5,000 grant request by ence for grants note that the Quest Food Exchange grants are normally not to aid it in running food made available “to cover programs for low-income cost of past deficits, capital residents. improvements or ongoing Likewise, Shriners Care operating expenses.” for Kids asked for $225 to
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Native plants: Volunteers spent Saturday, June 7, repotting more than 1,300 seedlings that will grow in the city’s nursery for two years, until they are mature enough to be planted outside.
Volunteers help trees Volunteers from local streamkeeping groups and Rotaract, the youth wing of Rotary, spent last Saturday, June 7, repotting more than 1,300 seedlings at the City of Burnaby’s nursery. The seedlings were donated to the city, but they need to be raised in the nursery for two more years before they
can be planted outside to help bolster the native plant population. Volunteers from Rotaract and the Byrne Creek, Stoney Creek and Eagle Creek streamkeeping groups volunteered to help. –Jennifer Moreau
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his weekend’s weather forecast calls for sun, and we have some fun, low-cost or free festivals lined up for you. Here is our Top 5 (or more) list of things to do for the weekend of June 21 and 22. Visit the Multicultural Festival at Bonsor Recreation Complex on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and there are tons of fun activities celebrating multiculturalism in south Burnaby. Bonsor is at 6550 Bonsor Ave. Celebrate the summer solstice with the opening of the new peace labyrinth at SFU on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the field adjacent to the Strand Hall on the east end of campus. The free public ceremony features artists’ performances and candle light and ends with a sun salutation. There will be a candle light walk from 8:40 to 9:30 p.m. through the labyrinth. The labyrinth is outlined by raised grass. Head to the 19th annual Scandinavian Midsummer Festival on Saturday and Sunday. The food alone is enough of a draw; there will be a salmon barbecue, smørrebrød, Swedish meatballs, hotdogs, waffles, coffee,
pastries and a beer garden. with online communities There will be a parade, at a free workshop at the musical performances, a Tommy Douglas library wife-carrying contest, a branch on Saturday, June Viking village and Nordic 21, from noon to 2 p.m. dancing. Passes are $10 The workshop focuses on a day, and kids under 16 popular social media sites, get in for free. The festilike Facebook and Twitter, val is at the Scandinavian but it’s a demonstration Community Centre at 6540 only, so participants will Thomas St. not actually be signing on Don’t miss to any social the first media sites, annual Family but you will Festival, learn the skills hosted by to use them. Burnaby Space is limitCommunity ed, so register Services on by calling 604Saturday, 522-3971. June 21, The class from 11 a.m. is held in to 3 p.m. the library’s in Burnaby children’s proCentral Park (or more) gram room. between Things to do The Tommy Kingsway this weekend Douglas and Patterson branch is at SkyTrain sta7311 Kingsway. tion. Admission is free, and there will be carnival Swing by the Annual rides and carnival games, Strawberry Tea, at which costs $2 each, and the Burnaby Fair Haven robot races, face painting, seniors’ residence, at 7557 a magic show, sack races, Sussex Ave., on Saturday, music shows and balloon from 1:30 to 3 p.m. There animals. The festival is a will be tea and raffle prizfundraiser for the Burnaby es, and money raised will Camping Bureau, which go towards activities for sends kids from lowthe residents. income families to summer camp. Email Top 5 events listLearn more about social ings to Jennifer Moreau at firstname.lastname@example.org. media and connecting
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Burnaby musician onstage with Bard surrounded, you’ve got the violins here and the cellos here,” he says, gesturing staff reporter to either side. “It’s like you’re the middle Marcus Takizawa is no stranger to the kid.” He laughs, but it’s clear he loves his stage, since he’s been earning money as a performer since he was an 11-year-old stu- instrument. And it’s certainly proven to be worth his dent at the Vancouver Academy of Music. But he’s not as familiar with being at the while knowing both viola and violin, since centre of the storm – or, more accurately, he’s been kept busy as a freelance musician for the past nine years, since he returned to the tempest. The North Burnaby resident and his the Lower Mainland after graduating from viola appear in this season’s mainstage Juilliard. “The typical life of a freelance musician production of The Tempest at Bard on the in Vancouver is, you never say no,” he Beach. He’s one of four musicians who appear laughs. His foray into summer theatre, he says, onstage in a costumed string quartet has been an immensely reward(though a less than traditional ing one. one, since the usual cello has CHECK IT OUT So far, he says, the most eyebeen replaced by a bass), perWhat: The Tempest, opening part of the Bard on the forming original music by sound presented by Bard on Beach experience has been the designer Alessandro Juliani to the Beach in the mainlack of a conductor. accompany the entire producstage tent at Vanier Though bass player Mark tion. Park Beaty is the music director, “I haven’t done much theatre When: Ongoing until meaning the quartet takes their at all, so this has all been new to Sept. 18 cues from him, there’s no conme,” Takizawa says with a grin ductor standing in front of the Tickets: See www. that expresses his enthusiasm for bardonthebeach.org or stage to keep all the performers the experience. call the box office at together. The 35-year-old musician 604-739-0559 “You really have to focus on has an extensive professional playing together,” Takizawa background – he comes to the notes. “We have to be especially stage with a master’s degree from the Juilliard School of Music, and his resumé attentive. You can’t ever go on autopilot.” But Takizawa is enthusiastic about the includes such groups as the Turning Point Ensemble, Vancouver Opera Orchestra and rewards that have come along with the experience – not the least of which is that Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. He’s come a long way down a musical he’s part of a quartet that’s playing newly road that began when his parents enrolled composed music. “We’re trying to find the nuances into him in violin lessons at age three-and-ahalf. He grew up in New West, attending the music, we’re growing into the music,” French immersion elementary school in he says. “You’re developing a relationship Coquitlam and then high school at St. with the music, evolving the history of the Thomas More, and all the while continued music.” Moreover, he notes, having Juliani on his music lessons – including several years hand as the production’s sound designat the Vancouver Academy of Music. He found his true musical love in the er means the musicians can collaborate directly with the composer – something violin’s less-popular sibling, the viola. “There are qualities of viola that are that never happens in a traditional orchestra setting. unique,” he says. “It’s a warmer sound.” He’s full of praise for Juliani and the But, he notes, the instrument’s proportions – which are “squashed” compared production’s director, Meg Roe, for workto a violin – and the fact that violists must ing so cooperatively with the musicians. “They’ve always been open to my ideas, learn to read alto clef (rather than the comso you actually feel a sense of collaboramon treble) make it more challenging. “The viola’s dynamic range is a little tion,” he says. He says that collaborative spirit is persmaller,” he says. “It’s incredibly expresvasive in the Bard on the Beach company. sive, but it just requires more work.” “The impression I get from Bard on the Not to mention, of course, that it’s often outshone by its flashier orchestral siblings. Beach is that genuinely everyone loves “You’re in the trenches. You’re always to be there, they’re genuinely committed
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In the spotlight: North Burnaby resident Marcus Takizawa and his viola appear in this season’s production of The Tempest at Bard on the Beach.
to the production,” he says. “Everyone’s working towards the same goal – you want the production to be the best that it can be.” Takizawa will be onstage with The
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Check out a concert by the Donna Fishwick Piano Ensemble this weekend. The Burnaby-based piano ensemble is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a gala event at the Chan Centre on Sunday, June 22. The 1 p.m. concert will feature the award-winning ensemble with a wide range of repertoire for two,
four, six or eight hands at one or two pianos. Since 1994, Fishwick’s young pianists have been travelling around the world, with performances on cruise ships, at Disneyland and on such stages as the Cairo Opera House in Egypt, Liechtenstein Palace in Prague, the Bosendorfer Recital Hall in Vienna and
Steinway Hall in New York. Performers on the weekend will include winners of the 2013 Crescendo International Music Competition: Angela Hu, Brandon Jong, Ryan Zhu, Michelle Xu, Jasper Liang and Jasper Yoo. Also on the bill will be the winners of the 2014 Little Mozarts
Competition, Paul Wong and Oscar Shi. Several members of the ensemble also earned themselves gold medals for achieving the highest marks in 2013 Royal Conservatory of Music piano examinations in B.C. and Canada: Angela (Grade 4), Brandon (Grade 5), Ryan (Grade 7), Laura Wang (Grade 7), Olivia
Hu (Grade 8), Edward Su (Grade 9) and Mariya Orlenko (Grade 10). Bonnie Lee also achieved the highest mark in Canada for her licentiate diploma in piano performance. Concerto performances will be accompanied by the West Coast Symphony Orchestra. Lively City Page 14
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O Canada: Members of the B.C. Boys’ Choir pose for a photo at Deer Lake Park. The choir, which includes 17 singers from Burnaby, is embarking on a cross-Canada tour.
Young singers from Burnaby will be on the road this summer as part of a coast-to-coast tour of the country. Seventeen boys from Burnaby are part of the B.C. Boys’ Choir, which is embarking on a cross-Canada tour from June 27 to July 26 – including singing O Canada on Parliament Hill as part of the televised noon-hour Canada Day show. Bicheng An, Charley Cai, Timothy Cameron, Luca Ferronato, Luke Gair, Manvir Gupta, Oliver Hermansen, Daniel Lee, Jared Legovini, Jeremy Lucero, Zyon McLean, Isaac Morgan, Kalyan Rath, Marko Sukunda, Joshua Yang, Kevin Ye and David Zhang are part of the group, which is on tour to mark the choir’s 45th anniversary. Their show, O Canada Our Home –
Songs and Stories of Canada, includes choral favourites from across Canada including Northwest Passage, I’se the B’y, This Is My Home, J’entends le Moulin and Frobisher Bay. “The goal for this show and tour is to celebrate Canada, this great country, the people, cultures and traditions – through songs and stories,” said the choir’s executive director, Margot Holmes. “We are even dramatizing the poem We Are More, by B.C.’s Shane Koyczan, who presented it during the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.” The choir will be led by artistic director Tony Araujo and associate conductor Edette Gagne. The singers are being joined on tour by the Abbotsford Virtuosi violin
ensemble, directed by Calvin Dyck. The ensembles will perform in locations across the country, including Montreal, Ottawa, Gros Morne National Park and Corner Brook, N.L.; Charlottetown, Saint John, Toronto, Saskatoon, Banff and more. “It’s such a wonderful opportunity and fantastic cultural experience for these young artists to perform Canadian choral music across our own great nation,” Araujo said in the release. The choir is holding three send-off concerts before the tour: Friday, June 20 at St. John Shaughnessy Church in Vancouver; Saturday, June 21 at South Abbotsford Church; and Sunday, June 22 at the Port Theatre in Nanaimo. Check out www.bcboyschoir.org.
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The concert takes place at 1 p.m. in the Chan Shun Concert Hall, with a reception to follow. Tickets are $25. Call 604-431-6700 for more information, or check out yprs.ca.
More rising Canadian talent will be onstage at the Shadbolt Centre for the
Arts this weekend – this time in the world of opera. Burnaby Lyric Opera is bringing its next Sunday afternoon concert to the stage, with highlights from the opera Rusalka. Antonin Dvorak’s opera is the original story of The Little Mermaid, and it will be sung in Czech with English narration. The concert features
The music director is David Boothroyd. The concert is on Sunday, June 22 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15, available from the Shadbolt box office (604-205-3000) or at the door. The Shadbolt Centre is at 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Send Lively City ideas to Julie, jmaclellan@ burnabynow.com.
Burnaby native Francesca Corrado, along with RoseEllen Nichols – star of the City Opera Vancouver production of Margaret Atwood’s new opera, Pauline. Also featured are Shadan Saul, Sunny Shams and Scott Brooks, with Julie Duerichen, Christine Robinson and Sinéad Plunkett-Blazi.
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Evergreen Line shut down again Cornelia Naylor staff reporter
The equipment failure on the Evergreen Line project that shut down North Road Tuesday won’t affect the construction schedule for the new SkyTrain line, according to the Ministry of Transportation. North Road was reopened Tuesday night after a beam on the truss – a giant crane used to move sections of concrete SkyTrain guideway – was repositioned. It had shifted earlier in the day, crushing a work platform. Construction on the elevated guideway on North Road was stopped for an investigation. No one was injured during the incident and there was no damage to the Evergreen Line guideway or columns, or other property, according to a Ministry of Transportation press release Wednesday afternoon. It is the second time in three months work on the Evergreen Line has been halted because of equipment failure. On March 14, a 300-tonne beam dislodged on the line, shutting down Como Lake Avenue.
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donation to Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver. As well, the first 160 families to shop at Sears on Saturday, June 14, received randomly selected gift cards valued at $5, $10 or $100 as a show of customer appreciation. Do you have an item for Movers & Shakers? Send suggestions from the Burnaby business community to Jacob, jzinn@burnabynow. com, or find him on Twitter, @JacobZinn.
its 60th birthday last Thursday, as company executives and local dignitaries turned out for the milestone. Sears Canada president and CEO Doug Campbell was on hand, as well as store general manager Arthur Evans, Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan, Coun. Paul McDonell and members of the Brantford Children’s Aid Society. During the ceremony, Sears presented a $10,000
orgot your wallet at home? You might not be in trouble if you’re at BCIT. The post-secondary institution’s student association has announced the upcoming installation of an on-campus Bitcoin ATM in Burnaby. Students will soon be able to obtain Bitcoins, a decentralized virtual currency for peerto-peer payments without the use of a middle man. BCIT Student Association vice-president of external affairs Tyra Bermudez said in a statement, “It is very exciting to see the advancements the BCITSA is able to provide our student population. Having a Bitcoin machine is one of the many ways we are able to provide students with up-to-date industry and business trends.” The ATM will be installed by Newnote Financial, a pioneer of
the two next best things we can offer: our time as volunteers and financial support.” During the past year Traction was able to support 48 non-profit organizations with time, money and expertise totalling over $200,000.
part of making the world a better place,” said Traction on Demand founder and CEO Greg Malpass in a statement. “We select nonprofits we believe in and help them to improve their operations. As a result, these organizations are able to make leaps forward in their own ability to do good. “When we come across great organizations that don’t require our services, we support them with
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Introducing … Lucille Loose W
e have started a new Fill in the Blanks series, which will introduce Burnaby NOW readers to a variety of interesting folks in the arts and entertainment community. Each subject fills out a short questionnaire, “filling in the blanks” to let us know about themselves. Meet this week’s featured artist, Lucille Loose: 1. I am Lucille Loose. 2. I spend my time volunteering, watercolour painting, keeping house. 3. Right now I am working on some watercolours, and redecorating bed and bath. 4. The book on my bedside table right now is … I don’t read in bed, but am reading Danielle Steele’s latest novel while I lunch – easy reading. 5. Three songs you’ll find on my iPod playlist are by Celine Dion and Amy Grant (iPod was stolen from my car, so I listen to 103.5 for music). 6. One work of art that inspires me is January Dreams because I can just feel the winter cold as I look at its beauty with the deer gazing at me. 7. One artist who inspires me is Roger D. Arndt because his paintings of the outdoors are so realistic and incredible. 8. My idea of a perfect day is sitting on my deck on a sunny day with a book or latest magazines with a cold drink. 9. My favourite edible (or potable) treat is a hard choice as I enjoy food
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Meet Lucille: Lucille Loose is a Burnaby artist and volunteer at YVR. and drink. 10. My guilty pleasure is jalapeño chips. 11. My favourite vacation spot is Palm Desert. 12. My favourite thing about Burnaby is it’s central and has so many places to visit which I still have to do – I need more hours in a day. 13. If I could sit down for coffee with anyone at all, I would choose a close friend that I could share anything with her. 14. If I could live anywhere at any point in time, I would choose some-
where by the ocean and listen to the sound of waves. 15. If I could have a superpower, my superpower would be to help so many unfortunate people who are struggling. And finally … 16. If people want to find out more about me, they can check out Linkedin, MyArtClub.com and lloose.myartchannel.com. Would you like to be featured in Fill in the Blanks? Do you know someone who should? Email suggestions (with contact information) to Julie MacLellan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Love music? Love the outdoors? UniverCity is offering up a summer busker series on Wednesday afternoons at SFU Town Square. Performances run from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the square (on University High Street beside Renaissance Coffee and the second transit loop). On June 25, you can hear from Kaya Kurz, a 16year-old singer-songwriter from Alpha Secondary School who’s into music, writing poetry, Doctor Who, zombies and “nerd culture in general,” a press release says. On July 2, the performance features singer-songwriter The Land of Deborah. Other performers through the summer include singer-songwriter Matt McAllister, the string duo Stringz Aloud, violinist Zelko Krakan, and the fiddleguitar duo Cosmic Wink. The series runs Wednesdays until Oct. 1. Check out www.univercity.ca/events/ for more details.
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are doing,” Waddington said. “How is their lane position, their signalling, blind-spot checks, and so on. We ride for shorter periods of time to give detailed debriefings about how they did.” Motorcyclists of any age can take the program.
“Our students range in age from teenagers up to those in their 70s, and about 25 per cent of our students are women.” Regardless of the type of motorcycle our students want to ride, they all know there are two ways to ride a motorcycle: the right
way and the wrong way, and they want to learn how to do it properly.” Tuition for JIBC’s the Motorcycle Training Program is $795, and includes 40 hours of training, and use of JIBC motorcycles, helmets and ICBC road test bookings.
As JIBC is a public postsecondary institution, students are not charged GST and also receive a T2202A tuition tax receipt. For more information about the program, visit jibc.ca. Source: Justice Institute of B.C.
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World needs more unconditional love HEALTHWISE
Dr. Davidicus Wong
n Homer’s Iliad, Odysseus commands his crew to tie him to his ship’s mast so that he can hear the beautiful but tempting song of the Sirens. With their ears covered, the crew has been ordered to ignore Odysseus’ demands when he is under the influence of the Sirens. In psychiatry, a patient with bipolar disorder may request an Odysseus contract whereby he agrees to be admitted if he is manic and unable to make
appropriate decisions for himself. In other words, he tells his family and doctor, “Don’t do as I say when I am not of sound mind.” I wonder if Homer was warning us of the pitfalls of lust and love. Perhaps young people should not be allowed to marry when they are madly in love. Before they sign their lives away at the end of the wedding ceremony, they should at least produce a doctor’s note certifying that they are capable of making rational decisions. Joseph Goldstein has called infatuation and desire the near enemy of love, and by love, I mean unconditional love – agape, metta, lovingkindness or brotherly love. The former is obsessive and possessive. It seeks to take, to hold and con-
trol. Unconditional love is giving, forgiving and letting go. Pleasure and the satisfaction of our material wants are worldly counterfeits of true happiness. Unlike enduring happiness, they soon give way to emptiness and disappointment. So too do infatuation and desire – counterfeits of real love – give way to disappointment, disillusionment and ill will. It’s OK to enjoy a delicious meal, a cup of coffee and a relaxing massage, but don’t expect pleasure alone to give you a complete and meaningful life. It’s OK to fall in love as we all do, but that alone is not enough to sustain meaningful relationships over a lifetime. Romantic love is a lens that creates a distorted image of another,
magnifying positive qualities and blurring the rough edges that will later prickle us. Unconditional love allows you to see and accept the whole, appreciate beauty and genuinely want the best for the other. Becoming a father and holding in my arms a helpless and beautiful child who is completely dependent on parental care has helped me grow in love. As each of my children grow, stumble, fall and succeed, the most important thing that I can teach them is that I see the best in them and love them completely just as they are. Sometimes as parents, our children may feel that our love is dependent on their innate qualities or their behaviour, and being human, egos can get in
the way and we may love imperfectly. But in the end, the well-being of our children takes precedence over our own. Real happiness and the meaning in our lives come from our relationships. The purpose of our lives is to accept love and learn to love more fully. We are given a lifetime. Love is limitless. Unlike its near enemy that can only be given to few and for a limited time, our love can extend and benefit many even beyond our lifetimes. When I think of our potential for love, I use the metaphor of the water cycle. Water is a key constituent of our bodies and we share it with the whole world. Water is excreted and evaporates from our bodies. Water condenses
into clouds. It falls as rain and snow. It flows in rivers to lakes and oceans. We drink it and it sustains physical life. Throughout our lives, we receive love in many forms from countless people. We depend on the kindness of strangers, our teachers, coaches, parents, mentors, friends and the people of the past who have worked to create the places we live and the systems that sustain our lives. Love is not ours to keep for ourselves or share with just a few. It has been freely given to us to give out and give forward. In your life, what gifts great or small have you received that you cannot fully give back? How are you paying this forward? Dr. Davidicus Wong is a family physician.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS SATURDAY, JUNE 21
painting, music, arts and crafts, bingo, amazing multicultural entertainment, cake, and so much more. Free admission.
Burnaby Potters’ Guild, annual summer show and sale, Capitol Hill Hall, 365 Howard Ave. (at Hastings). Doors open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.
Fundraising golf tournament, Eaglequest Coyote Creek starting from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., hosted by the Burns Bog Conservation Society. Early bird pricing is $134.99 until March 31. To register, contact Bev at 604-572-0373, or email email@example.com. A banquet will follow the tournament.
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Free computer classes, 10 a.m. to noon, offered by REACH Multicultural Family Centre’s at Tommy Douglas library, 7311 Kingsway. These classes will help you learn the basics of a web browser. Learn about web site navigation and use a search engine. Learn the basics of word processing. Classes are conducted in Arabic. PR card is required for registration. Register: 778-838-4196. Funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
EPIC, Edmonds People In Community Residents Association meeting, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Edmonds Community Centre, 7433 Edmonds St. Please come and share your ideas for making Edmonds the caring and supportive community you would like to see. For more information see our website www.epiccommunity.ca or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: www.epiccommunity.ca.
Summer fair, fundraiser for Parish of St. Timothy, 4550 Kitchener St. Strawberry tea, crafts, bake sale and more. Proceeds help the parish’s work. Event runs from 1 to 4 p.m. Fundraising walk, for the Burnaby Counselling Group, which provides free counselling. Walk takes place in North Vancouver, 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. along the Baden Powell Trail, start at the Westport Road parking lot, end at Deep Cove. Registration: $48/person or team. Info/registration: www.counsellinggroup.org.
THURSDAY, JUNE 26
Municipal Pension Retirees’ Association meeting, special speaker, Wendy Scott from Nurse Next Door, 10 a.m. to noon. Refreshments will be provided. Bonsor Centre, in the metro sports room, 6550 Bonsor St. Info: Ed Hepting, 604-961-6622.
Annual Strawberry Tea, the Burnaby Fair Haven, 7557 Sussex Ave., 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tea $5, raffle prizes, tickets 3/$1 or 50 cents each. Money raised will go towards activities for the residents.
Loudspeakers Toastmasters, meets Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., Community Room, 3605 Gilmore Way, off Canada Way, Burnaby. All welcome. Miniature Train Rides, June 2 to Oct. 15 at 120 N. Willingdon Ave. Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, till Oct. 15. See one-eighth scale live steam trains in action, over two kilometers of track. Info: bcsme.org, burnabyrailway. org, fvhrs.org, wcra.org.
TUESDAY, JULY 1 Burnaby Celebrates Canada Day, concert with Spirit of the West, Dear Rouge and Dustin Bentall and the Smøkes at Swangard Stadium. Doors: 5 p.m., show: 6:30 p.m. Admission: Free for first 4,200 patrons.
Multicultural Festival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., free admission, Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave. Burnaby Potters’ Guild, annual summer show and sale, Capitol Hill Hall, 365 Howard Ave. (at Hastings). Doors open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.
Free drop-in ESL Conversation Circle, Bob Prittie Metrotown library branch, 6100 Willingdon Ave. Mondays, July 14 to Aug. 25 (no session on Aug. 4), 1:302:30 p.m. Come and practise your English and meet people in a friendly environment. A librarian will guide weekly
Edmonds Park Plaza Official Opening & Canada Day Celebrations, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 7433 Edmonds St. Opening of the new outdoor plaza at 11 a.m. Canada Day celebrations include face
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discussions on everyday topics. Some knowledge of English is required to participate in the program. Drop in and enjoy a little summer relaxation with English conversation. No registration required. Info: 604-436-5400. Health alert, Mondays, dropin 9 to 11 a.m., presentation at 10:30 a.m. at Bonsor 55+ Centre, 6533 Nelson Ave. New members’ tour, last Monday of the month, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave. Are you gay, bisexual or just not sure? Need a safe place to talk? HOMINUM is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bisexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. We meet every Monday evening in locations around the Metro Vancouver area. For information and meeting location, call Don: 604-329-9760 or Art 604-462-9813. Burnaby Scottish Country Dance Club, meets at the Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St. on Mondays from 7 to 10 p.m. until April. New members are welcome, experience and partners not required. For information, call Gerry at 604-451-1161 or Rosemary at 604-298-6552, or visit www. rscdsvancouver.org/burnaby. html. Burnaby International Folk Dancers, meet every Tuesday night 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Charles Rummel Centre, 3630 Lozells. Learn folk dances from around the world in a friendly club environment.
New dances taught every night; all levels welcome, no partner needed, drop-ins welcome. For more information, call: 604-436-9475.
for 55 plus, buy paper cards from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and the game starts at 12:30 p.m. For more information, call Tom at 604-430-2763.
Line dancing, at Deer Lake United Church, 5135 Sperling Ave., every Monday at 10 a.m. Beginners welcome. Call Georgie Cole at 604-522-5647 for more information.
Bombay Rummy, every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Edmonds Community Centre for 55 plus. For more information, call 604-297-4838.
Carpet bowling, at the Edmonds Community Centre for 55 plus is every Wednesday and Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. Drop-ins welcome. Call 604-297-4838 for more information. Practise dancing, at the weekly social dances at the Edmonds Community Centre for 55 plus. It’s $1 for members and $2 for non-members. On Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m., Sundays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call 604-297-4838 Knitting, crocheting, sewing and other craft activities group will meet at the Edmonds Community Centre for 55 plus every Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. Beginners welcome. For more information, call 604-297-4838. Burnaby South Stroke Recovery Branch, meets every second and fourth Friday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Edmonds Community Centre. The club offers speech therapy, exercise sessions, caregiver support and other social activities for stroke survivors over 55. For more information, call 604-297-4838. Bingo, every Saturday at the Edmonds Community Centre
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Old age pensioners’ organization branch 12, is holding an event the first Monday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Edmonds Community Centre. Learn what’s happening to social security programs. For more information, call 604-297-4838.
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Adopting Pets Far from Home
With increased travel, pet lovers are adopting pets far from home. California, Texas and Mexico seem to be common places pets get adopted from these days. Then of course, there are pets moving in with their families to beautiful BC from the east. So what does this mean for all the existing and new pet parents? It means a lot. Adopting a pet is a major life decision – you are bringing in a new member into your family, after all.
Pets that come from southern US or Mexico may be exposed to potential infections that are unheard of in BC – these include deep fungal infections (which can stay dormant in a pet’s body for years) and heartworm (a parasitic infection of the lungs). Pets previously exposed to harsh weather and a high UV-light index can also be prone to skin problems we’re not used to seeing in our pets in BC. Other more uncommon infections may be imported with pets adopted from Asia, South America or Europe. While few of these diseases have potential to spread to other pets, the pet most at risk would be the one carrying the dormant infection. Adopted pets frequently lack some form of care in their history (as well as an incomplete medical history record). Thus, a non-infectious underlying medical condition can also be a concern in newly adopted adult or geriatric pets. Adult cats that have lived outdoors previously in endemic regions for life-threatening viral illness (feline AIDS and feline leukemia) are best confirmed to be negative for such illness before or soon after adoption. What can pet-parents do? Be thorough. It’s important to do your research prior to adopting a pet from a different geographical region, even within Canada. Enquire if the pet has been receiving long-term preventive care based on the surroundings. An example would be ongoing heartworm preventives for a pet living in Ontario or California. Ask if the cat being adopted has been an outdoor pet previously, which would indicate a need for AIDS (different from HIV in people) and Leukemia testing, if it hasn’t already been performed. Ask for a copy of previous medical history, if available. Ask
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8 Year, 3 Month, 2 Week old, Neutered Male, Domestic Short Hair, Mixed Breed.
SPCA ID: 219579
Night Wish is a very loving and affectionate cat. She’s a talker that is more laid back than playful. Her favourite place to be is curled up in her little bed. This tells us that she would probably be a lap cat too! Her new family may try to encourage her in to some playtime for exercise as she could shed a pound or two. Her coat is beautiful in colour and soft to the touch. It’s recommended that she be brushed daily to keep her coat healthy. She’ll need to be fed a good quality weight reduction diet. If you’re looking for an awesome cat and not kittens, Night Wish may just may be the gal for you!
SPCA ID: 324635
Kit Kat found his way to the Burnaby SPCA through the Drive for Lives Program. He’s a big boy, and loves to talk to you whenever you pass by. He is absolutely beautiful! He is currently sharing his space with other cats but he would prefer to be the only cat in his forever home. Kit Kat has a big personality that will warm your heart with his super easy-going and affectionate temperament. So if you are looking for a new best friend and want a big guy like Kit Kat, come on in to the Burnaby SPCA (as he has just been transferred here in hopes of finding a home) and meet him today!
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if there is a specific medical reason for the pet being on its current diet. Once you have brought the new family member to your house, prioritize a complete veterinary evaluation with your veterinarian. Let your veterinarian know where the pet has come from. This would help potentially detect underlying medical concerns, as well as give your veterinarian a chance to ensure that the diet and preventive care are in line with the individual pet’s needs. For example, pets adopted from Alberta may not be current on flea prevention, which would be absolutely necessary year round for a dog or cat with an outdoor lifestyle in the lower mainland. While I recommend all pets to have veterinary health insurance, I strongly advice health insurance for newly adopted adult pets, as a veterinary examination at adoption does not preclude the chance of medical bills in the near future. For pets that are moving with their families, again taking the pet to a veterinarian soon after moving would help ensure that you are following a veterinary health program suitable for the new region you have moved into. Because of all the pets moving in and out of lower mainland with their families or through adoption, it is even more important than before to keep them up to date with vaccination, flea, tick and deworming programs. By Dr Jangi Bajwa, DVM Dr Bajwa is a Veterinarian at Hastings Veterinary Hospital in Burnaby since 2005 and is BC’s first Veterinary Dematology Resident.
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Frankie is a Retriever in a Chihuahua’s body! This wee fella LOVES to play fetch, which is a great thing because he needs to shed a few pounds. He has responded well to positive reinforcement training along with the kindness received from staff/volunteers. He would do best in an adult-only home and with owners who have had previous experience. In addition to regular exercise and training, Frankie needs frequent bathroom breaks so he is more effectively housetrained.
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Fonzie is a smart and alert boy and although he is apprehensive when meeting new people and in new situations, he does warm up quickly once surrounded with assurances and kindness. In his ideal home, Fonzie will have plenty of training and exercise and we think he would do well in a household with another canine to help boost his confidence. He has responded well to positive reinforcement training and his new owner should be willing to help work on his housetraining.
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Miko is a wonderful, mature and handsome boy looking for a compassionate home. He may play hide and seek with you at first as he’s on the shy side, but he’s incredibly gentle and has a soulful personality. He was left behind when his owners moved so he may need extra loving care initially until he feels more secure. His beautiful coat will require daily care and he recently had a dental scaling/cleaning. Miko is looking for a forever home, one where he need never worry about being abandoned.
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Wanting to add some sweet music to brighten your life? Rio is up for the job! This beautiful little budgie was found as a stray in Burnaby. No one ever claimed this musical gal so she is now hoping to find that special human. Rio would also love to live with another budgie.
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Brothers in arms: Vancouver Whitecaps FC residency players Mark Baldisimo, left, and younger brother Matthew, right, of Burnaby will be heading to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy championships in Indiana this weekend with their respective under-18 and u-16 soccer teams.
Burnaby brothers ringing the Bell team Tom Berridge
Finding differences in the games of Burnaby soccer brothers Mark and Matthew Baldisimo is not that simple. Aside from chosing different numbers on their respective Vancouver Whitecaps FC residency team jerseys, older brother Mark and 16-year-old Matthew have few other distinguishing qualities. Both are defensive-minded midfielders with a strong minor soccer pedigree in Burnaby and participation on provincial age-group teams. Matthew was named to Canada’s under-15 roster for a match in Mexico in 2013, the same year Mark was playing in Germany for a top-flight youth team. The two brothers both started in 20 of 26 games for their respective under-16 and u-18 residency teams this season. They both root for FC Barcelona and list Chinese food as their favourite edible. The two teams they play for are also remarkably similar.
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the u-14/15 preThe u-17/18 residency program Whitecaps finished with the ‘Caps. runner-up with “(Michael) is a record of 16-6probably the most 5 behind Seattle talented one of the in the U.S. Soccer family,” said Mark. Development “We’re all the Academy West consame,” added ference. Matthew, who was The younger identified by the ‘Caps squad finished Whitecaps while just ahead of both playing with the Seattle and San Jose provincial u-13 team with a 15-5-7 firstin Winnipeg. place record. “I thought it Both will also be was the best thing playing in the nationin the world,” said al USSDA championships, which get Photo courtesy of Vancouver Whitecaps FC Matthew, who will be heading to his underway this weekBest of the bunch? Younger brother first U.S. Soccer end in Indiana. But the similari- Michael Baldisimo is in the Whitecaps championship. “Soccer was the ties don’t end with pre-residency program. only thing we could do together,” he just these two Baldisimos. There is an even younger brother added. “(Mark) would come home and Michael, who is currently involved in tell us about what he learned at practice.
Aresh Beytoei won two black belt finals at the Karate B.C. provincials at the Richmond Olympic Oval earlier this month. Beytoei won both the men’s black belt kumite or sparring titles in under-67 kilograms and at open weight for the Burnaby Karate Academy. BKA martial artist Isaac Mand was a triple gold medalist, winning the 16 and 17 advanced u-61kg, the 18 to 20 advanced
under-68kg and the men’s u-60kg black belt finals. Brendan Ly won the men’s plus-84kg, while also placing second in the 18 to 20 advanced plus-78kg final. Jai Sanghera and Kyle Macmillan both won their respective 16/17 advanced u-68 and u78kg sparring divisions. Tai Joel was runner-up to Mand in the teen kumite final and a winner at 14/15 u-57kg.
We hated it because most of the time it was fitness.” But that has all changed now and attention to training is all in a day’s work within the Whitecaps’ program. “I think we are very similar,” agreed Mark. “Our personalities and how we play as well. We’re really quiet people off the pitch, but on the pitch we come alive. We’re (both) strong on the ball and move the ball well. Getting stuck on our tackles is also something we take on with any team we play.” Unlike Matthew, Mark’s first tryout at a u-16 Whitecaps combine did not lead to an invitation. He played in both the Metro and HPL leagues before going overseas. “It was a good experience and it worked out well, too,” Mark said, adding he was contacted by the ‘Caps upon his return home and this time he stuck. It just doesn’t get any better than to be in the biggest youth soccer tournament in America with a sibling, said Mark.
Jacob Mand won the 14/15 u-63kg kumite, while Parris Gill placed third. Arjun Gill, Kieran Quan and Masaki Soehardhi also placed top three in 14/15 kumite. Nikkei Shito-Ryu silver medallists in advanced black belt Matthew Chang was second at 18 to 20 u-78kg, while Andrew Jones was runner-up in 16/17 plus-76kg. In women’s sparring, BKA’s
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Cindy Jacobs beat clubmate Kim Logan at u-68kg and Nikkei’s Miho Kataoka in the black belt open weight division. Kataoka also placed third behind BKA’s Gurkamal Gill and women’s division winner Anisha Virk at u-55kg and in the 18 to 20 u-60kg kumite. Kataoka also placed third alongside Victoria Barusic of Burnaby in the black Karate Page 36
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WLA Lakers power play good luck in Langley Tom Berridge sports editor
Burnaby’s power play was money in the bank for the Western Lacrosse Association Lakers. The senior A club scored five straight goals with the extra man en route to a 5-4 win over the Thunder at the Langley Events Centre on Wednesday. Trailing Langley 4-0 late in the second period, Robert Church sparked the Lakers’ comeback, scoring two of Burnaby’s three power-play markers in a four-minute span on two Trent Hawke penalites, including a five-minute elbowing major. The Lakers also made the Thunder pay for its only two misdemeanors in the
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final frame. Alex Gajic tied the game from Dane Stevens and Church midway through the period, before Scott Jones added his second of the game and the game-winner four minutes later with the man advantage from Church and Casey Jackson. Tyler Richards got the win in goal for Burnaby, stopping 24 shots. Former Burnaby junior keeper Brodie MacDonald was the busier of the two, facing 48 shots from the Lakers, who outshot the home club 34-17 in the final two periods. The win improved Burnaby’s road record to 3-1 and 4-3 overall, bringing the Lakers even with Langley into third place. Burnaby hosts Maple Ridge at the Bill Copeland centre on Friday at 7:45 p.m.
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“I think it’s very special. We’re very close,” he added. “Obviously, it’s going to be a big tournament and a great challenge for us in moving on in our careers. But I think we can actually win it. We have a great squad, great players and we’re a good group.” Matthew will join other Burnaby teammates Terran Campbell, Radid Rahiem, Terrell Smith, goalie Luciano Trasolini and Xu Qugong on the u-16 team, while Mark will be joined by Titouan Chopin
on the senior squad in Indiana. “We haven’t really reached our prime performance yet. I think they are still to be unleashed,” Mark said. Regardless of the outcomes, there is still a lot of soccer left to be played in the Baldisimo family. Ten-year-old Jeffrey is currently making his way through the Burnaby minor soccer system. “Hopefully, one of us, and it’s a dream of all of ours, that we’ll make it. If all of us do that would be great,” Mark said.
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Follow the bouncing ball: A Burnaby Explosion field hockey player got a step on the West Van Blue Jays in an under-17/18 Tier 2 match at Cariboo Oval last Sunday.
Canada falls to Germany in soccer
Canada’s national women’s soccer team dropped an international friendly 2-1 to Germany at B.C. Place on Wednesday.
belt and third again in 18 to 20 women’s kata or forms. Barusic, who trains at West River Karate in Vancouver, won the 18 to 20 advanced kata, as well as u-50kg women’s sparring. Harpreet Sidhu won both 18 to 20 advanced plus-60kg and the women’s plus-68kg. Isabel Chan won the 16/17 advanced plus-48kg sparring, over finalists Vanessa Vung and Vickie Gialleli of Nikkei. Chan also won the 18 to 20 u53kg over Gill. Chan was third in women’s u-50kg sparring as well. Nikkei’s Claudia Laos-Loo won the 16/17 advanced kata and was third in u-53kg kumite behind BKA’s Rika Wong and Zoe Ye. Natasha Harland also placed third. Zoe Fong and Stephanie Zaborniak placed first and second, respectively, in 14/15 advanced sparring. Pawan Sidhu and Aya Kitaoka were also one-two in 16/17 advance kumite. Alexandra Zaborniak won the 16/17 gold at u59kg. Angelica GomezLalonde and Cassia Kitaoka both placed in their respective 14/15 weight classes.
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AT 1.9% WITH $2,500 DOWN. BASED ON A LEASE PRICE OF $28,229. OFFER INCLUDES $4,000 IN CREDITS,> $1,000 TRUCK OWNER BONUS FOR ELIGIBLE OWNERS, ¥¥ $1000 LEASE CASH,¥ FREIGHT & PDI.
2014 EQUINOX LS FWD
OFFER INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI
BI-WEEKLY FOR 48 MONTHS WITH $2,050 DOWN. OFFER INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI.
On top of employee pricing, Chevrolet, GMC and Buick are also offering incredible lease and ﬁnance rates – as low as 0%! Head into your dealer for details today.
99 0.9% AT
0% FINANCING AND LEASING AVAILABLE ON SELECT MODELS ≠/‡‡
INCLUDES $1,850 CASH CREDIT>, FREIGHT & PDI
GMC combines power and efﬁciency in an innovative design, with a powerful array of trucks and crossovers, including the winner of AJAC’s Best New Pickup, the all-new 2014 Sierra 1500. Experience the new Buick lineup to enjoy a sophisticated blend of performance and technology giving you affordable luxury at its ﬁnest.
OR STEP UP TO
2014 TRAX LS FWD
OFFER INCLUDES $750 CASH CREDIT>, FREIGHT AND PDI
General Motors of Canada is pleased to announce the return of Employee Pricing! It has been three years since consumers were able to enjoy the same lowprice as Chevrolet, GMC and Buick employees. Chevrolet offers peace of mind with its award winning lineup, including the North American Truck of the Year, 2014 Silverado 1500.
BI-WEEKLY FOR 48 MONTHS WITH $2,400 DOWN. BASED ON A LEASE PRICE OF $25,801. INCLUDES $500 CASH CREDIT >, $500 LEASE CASH¥, FREIGHT & PDI.
BI-WEEKLY FOR 48 MONTHS WITH $600 DOWN. BASED ON LEASE PRICE OF $19,679 INCLUDES $1,500 LEASE CASH¥,, FREIGHT & PDI
YOU PAY WHAT WE PAY
Whether you’re looking to buy, lease or ﬁnance we have a vehicle to meet your needs. Take advantage of employee pricing before it’s over!
FOR DETAILS ON THIS EVENT, VISIT BCEMPLOYEEPRICING.CA ~
Burnaby Carter Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac 604-291-2266
Coquitlam Eagle Ridge Chevrolet Buick GMC 604-464-3941
Langley Preston Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac 604-534-4154
North Vancouver Carter Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac 604-987-5231
Richmond Dueck Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac 604-273-1311
South Surrey Barnes Wheaton Chevrolet Buick GMC 604-759-2163
<> WITH OPTIONAL FORWARD COLLISION ALERT AVAILABLE ON 2LT; STANDARD ON LTZ MODELS
LTZ MODEL SHOWN
LTZ MODEL SHOWN
Surrey Barnes Wheaton Chevrolet Buick GMC 604-696-3754
Vancouver Dueck Downtown Chevrolet Buick GMC 604-675-7900
LTZ MODEL SHOWN
Vancouver Dueck on Marine Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac 604-324-7222
It has been 3 years since this offer has been extended to our customers.
YOU PAY WHAT WE PAY ON ALL 2014 MODELS
2014 SIERRA 1500
PLUS 2015 HD TRUCKS AND FULL-SIZE UTILITIES. EXCLUDES CORVETTE.
DOUBLE CAB 4X4 (1SA MODEL) EMPLOYEE PRICE*
INCLUDES $4,400 CASH CREDITS>, $2,000 TRUCK OWNER BONUS¥¥, FREIGHT & PDI.<>
119 1.9 BI-WEEKLY
WITH $2,350 DOWN. BASED ON A LEASE PRICE OF $28,566*. INCLUDES $4,000 CASH CREDITS>, $1,000 TRUCK OWNER BONUS¥¥, $1,000 LEASE CASH¥, FREIGHT & PDI.
YOUR KIND OF LUXURY OUR KIND OF PRICES* 0% LEASE FOR 36 MONTHS ON VERANO AND ENCORE‡
ALL-TERRAIN DOUBLE CAB SHOWN
CONVENIENCE 1 GROUP SHOWN
2014 BUICK ENCORE
2014 BUICK VERANO SLT MODEL SHOWN
SLT-2 MODEL SHOWN
2014 TERRAIN EMPLOYEE PRICE*
INCLUDES $1,850 CASH CREDITS>, FREIGHT & PDI.
Burnaby Carter Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac 604-291-2266
Coquitlam Eagle Ridge Chevrolet Buick GMC 604-464-3941
ALL TERRAIN MODELS
WITH $2,850 DOWN. BASED ON A LEASE PRICE OF $27,618* (SLE-1 FWD MODEL). OFFER INCLUDES $500 LEASE CASH¥, $500 CASH CREDIT >, FREIGHT & PDI.
North Vancouver Carter Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac 604-987-5231
WITH OPTIONAL FORWARD COLLISION ALERT AVAILABLE ON SLE-2, SLT-1. STANDARD ON SLT-2 AND DENALI MODELS
149 AT 2.9%
Langley Preston Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac 604-534-4154
Richmond Dueck Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac 604-273-1311
FOR 48 MONTHS WITH $1,250 DOWN (1SB MODEL). BASED ON A PURCHASE PRICE OF $22,586. INCLUDES $1,500 LEASE CASH¥.
OFFERS INCLUDE FREIGHT & PDI.
FOR 48 MONTHS WITH $2,450 DOWN (1SA FWD MODEL).
OFFERS INCLUDE FREIGHT & PDI.
169 AT 2.9%
INCLUDES $1,000 CASH CREDIT >, FREIGHT & PDI.
South Surrey Barnes Wheaton Chevrolet Buick GMC 604-759-2163
PREMIUM GROUP SHOWN
Surrey Barnes Wheaton Chevrolet Buick GMC 604-696-3754
WITH $3,150 DOWN (SLE-1 FWD MODEL). OFFER INCLUDES $1,000 CASH CREDITS >, FREIGHT & PDI.
Vancouver Dueck Downtown Chevrolet Buick GMC 604-675-7900
Vancouver Dueck on Marine Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac 604-324-7222
ON NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET/GMC/Buick DEALERS. Chevrolet.ca/ BCGMCDEALERS.ca/Buick.ca. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet/GMC/Buick are brands of General Motors of Canada. Offers apply to the purchase or lease of a new or demonstrator 2014 Silverado Double 4X4 (1WT/G80/B30/H2R), 2014 Chevrolet Cruze 1LS/1LT (1SA/MH8), 2014 Chevrolet Equinox LS FWD (1SA), 2014 Chevrolet Trax LS FWD (1SA), Sierra 1500 Double Cab 4X4 (1SA/G80/B30), 2014 GMC Terrain FWD (SLE-1), 2014 GMC Acadia FWD (SLE-1), 2014 Buick Verano (1SB), or Buick Encore (1SA) equipped as described. Freight ($1,695/$1,600/$1600 /$1,600/$1,695/$1,600/$1,600/$1,600/$1,600) and PDI included. License, insurance, registration, administration fees, PPSA and taxes not included. Dealers may sell for less. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualiﬁed retail customers in BC Chevrolet/GMC/Buick Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer trade may be required. See dealer for details. *Offer available to retail customers in Canada between June 3, 2014 and June 30, 2014. Applies to new 2014 Chevrolet models, 2015 Chevrolet Silverado HD Pickups and 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban, excluding Chevrolet Corvette, 2014 GMC models, 2015 GMC Sierra HD Pickups, 2015 GMC Yukon models, 2014 Buick models at participating dealers in Canada. Employee price excludes license, insurance, registration, dealer administration fee, fees associated with ﬁling at movable property registry/PPSA fees, duties, and taxes. Dealer may sell for less. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. See your dealer for details. ≠0% purchase ﬁnancing offered on approved credit by TD Auto Finance Services, Scotiabank or RBC Royal Bank for 36/60 months on new or demonstrator 2014 Sonic, Malibu/ Cruze (excl Diesel), Camaro (excl Z28). Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $278/$167 for 36/60 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000. 0% ﬁnancing offer is unconditionally interest-free. ‡ Lease Details: Based on approved credit by GM Financial. Tax, license, insurance, registration, applicable provincial fees, and optional equipment extra. Annual kilometre limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometre. Monthly payments may vary depending on down payment/trade. Lease offer examples: (Bi-Weekly Payment/Rate/Term (Months)/Down Payment/Lease Purchase Price/ Total Obligation/Option to purchase at lease end): 1) 2014 Silverado Double 4X4 1WT_G80_B30_H2R ($115/1.9%/36/$2,500/$28,229/$11,529/$18,010). 2) 2014 Chevrolet Cruze 1LT_1SA_MH8 ($99/0.9%/48/$600/$19,679/$10,913/$9,284). 3) Equinox LS FWD 1SA ($139/2.9%/48/ $2,400/$25,801/$16,977/$10,949). 4) Trax LS FWD 1SA ($99/0.9% /48/$2,050/$19,436/$12,408 /$7,509). 5) Sierra 1500 Double Cab 4X4 1SA_G80_B30 ($119/1.9%/36/$2,350/$28,566/$11,702/ $18,189). 6) Terrain FWD SLE-1 ($149/2.9%/48/$2,850/$27,618/$18,476/$11,398). 7) Acadia FWD SLE-1 ($169/2.9%/48/$3,150/$35,375/$20,867/$17,570). 8) Verano 1SB ($109/0.9%/ 48/$1,250/$22,586/$12,593/$10,586). 9) Encore FWD 1SA ($149/0.9%/48/$2,450/ $28,182/$17,953/$10,928). See Dealer for Details. ‡‡0% for 36 month lease available on 2014 Cruze (excl. Diesel) , Sonic, Malibu, Impala, Trax, or Encore based on approved credit by GM Financial. Tax, license, insurance, registration, applicable provincial fees, and optional equipment extra. \$1,000/$1,500/ $500/$1,000/$500/$1,500 manufacturer to dealer lease cash available on 2014 Silverado Double 4X4 1WT/Cruze LT/Equinox LS FWD/Sierra 1500 Double Cab 4X4/Terrain FWD/Verano and has been applied to the offer. \\Offer valid from June 3, 2014 to June 30, 2014 (the “Program Period”) to retail customers resident in Canada who own or are currently leasing a 1999 or newer eligible pickup truck that has been registered and insured in Canada in the customer’s name for the previous consecutive six months, will receive a $1000 Truck Owner Bonus credit towards the lease or ﬁnance of an eligible 2014 GMC Sierra Double Cab or Silverado 1500 Double Cab; or a $2000 Truck Owner Bonus credit towards the cash purchase of an eligible 2014 GMC Sierra Double Cab or Silverado 1500 Double Cab. Only one (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. Offer is transferable to a family member living in the same household (proof of address required). This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. The $1000/$2000 credit includes HST/GST/PST as applicable by province. As part of the transaction, dealer will request current vehicle registration and/or insurance to prove ownership for the previous consecutive six months. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See your GM dealer for details. >$4,000/$750/$500/ $4,000/$500/$1,000 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit has been applied to the purchase, ﬁnance and lease offers of 2014 Silverado Double and Crew Cab /Cruze LS/Equinox LS/Sierra 1500 Double and Crew Cab/Terrain/Acadia, and is applicable to retail customers only. An additional $400/$1,350/ $400/$1,350 manufacturer to dealer delivery cash credit has been applied to 2014 Silverado/ Equinox/Sierra /Terrain on cash purchase offers. Other credits available on most models. Offer ends June 30, 2014. *^U.S. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are a part of the National Highway Trafﬁc Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). ~Visit onstar.ca for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. After complimentary trial period, an active OnStar service plan is required. <>Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded all Equinox and Terrian models the 2014 Top Safety Pick Award. Equinox LTZ and Terrain LST-2 model awarded the 2014 Top Safety Pick + Award. +The Best Buy Seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under license.