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t was April 2004, when Svend Robinson decided to stop by a jewelry auction on his way home from the Vancouver airport. Robinson had just passed the 25year mark in his extensive political career as a Burnaby MP, and he was considering proposing to his longtime partner, when he spied a large, glittering, $21,500 diamond ring on the display counter. ON MY BEAT While no one was Jennifer Moreau looking, Robinson slipped the ring into his pocket, glanced up into the security cameras, left the premises, and effectively killed his career. “And then I realized immediately, ‘Oh My God, what is this madness,’“ he told Graeme Truelove, author of Svend Robinson, A Life in Politics. Robinson had struggled with cyclothymia, a mild form of bi-polar disorder, characterized by manic highs and depressing lows, but the official diagnosis didn‘t come until after the theft. “For some time now, I have been suffering from severe stress and emotional pain,“ Robinson stated in a press conference, as outlined in the biography. “I pocketed a piece of expensive jewelry. I did this, despite knowing full well that the employees who were there would recognize me. … As you can imagine, this has been a nightmare. I cannot believe it

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Want to grow pot? You’ll have to deal with the city Stefania Seccia staff reporter

When it comes to producing medicinal marijuana, city council doesn’t want it happening in someone’s backyard. In response to new federal legislation this past summer regarding the production of medicinal marijuana on a larger scale by private entities, the city is using rezoning bylaws to allow for council and the public to have a say when it comes to any facility trying to call Burnaby home. At Monday night’s meeting, council

decided to make a bylaw change that would allow the production, finishing, packaging, warehousing or distribution of medicinal marijuana in a manufacturing or industrial zone. This means any medicinal marijuana facility trying to set up shop in the city would require rezoning and public consultation. “The proposed changes would ensure that this use is only permitted in industrial settings, based on specific approval, through rezoning, of a suitable plan of development,” Lou Pelletier, director of

planning and building, states in his report. On Sept. 30, council asked staff to review the new federal licensing system, which is still underway. In the meantime, staff have recommended an interim measure of preparing a bylaw that would “ensure full review by the city of any proposals for the establishment of these larger commercial facilities in Burnaby,” Pelletier states in his report. The new federal system fundamentally changes the nature of medicinal marijuana production across the country, according to Pelletier. Before, it was grown either by the

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“If you’re ever forced to defend what you believe in, do it,” says Isabella Godfrey, a 91-year-old resident and veteran at Burnaby’s George Derby Centre. During the Second World War, Godfrey, now 91, signed up when she was just 19 and served from 1942 to 1946. “I was a CWAC – Canadian Women’s Army Corps,” she says with enthusiasm and pride. “We did everything the boys did except fire guns.” Godfrey worked in an office, ordering medical supplies and handling administration work for the medical corps. “Wartime to me meant if I was able-bodied, get your butt out there where the trouble was,” she says. “I never had any use for anyone who was a slacker.” After Godfrey was discharged, she lived in New Westminster for decades until she had a stroke and was transferred to George Derby in Burnaby’s Cariboo Heights neighbourhood. Godfrey is one of several veterans featured in a video promoting George Derby’s new campaign to honour the “heroes among us” this Nov. 11 holiday. George Derby, in partnership with the centre’s volunteer society, has purchased 5,000 small, paper Canadian flags, and organizers are inviting the public to pledge a minimum donation of $5 to dedicate a flag to honour veterans like Godfrey. At press time, more than 1,000 flags had been pledged to veterans, but the centre is hoping to collect donations for all 5,000, which will be displayed on the lawn of the sprawling facility in the days leading up to Remembrance Day. “It’s an awareness campaign to show people we’re here,” says Mel Elliott, George Derby’s acting executive director. “People drive by daily, and they have no idea George Derby is here, and if

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Isabella Godfrey is one of the veterans honoured by a new campaign from the George Derby Centre. At left, a screen shot from the campaign video, featuring Godfrey, when she met her husband in London.

they do, they don’t know what we do.” George Derby is the largest facility of its kind in the province and the only one in B.C. that gives priority access to veterans. Of the facility’s 300 residents, the majority are veterans from the Second World War and the Korean War. The care home runs

numerous programs and activities for the residents, and there are areas for seniors to gather and socialize. To see the For Elliott, the campaign campaign’s “heroes video, scan this among us” slogan is page with fitting. layar. “It goes back to Remembrance Day. The reason we have Remembrance Day is we remember what these ladies and gentle-

men went through for us, and now in their fragile time, we should honour them,” she says. Godfrey already has several flags pledged in her honour, on behalf of her family. “I feel there should be some recognition for all the people who went,” she says. “I’m proud of my country, and I’m proud of my flag, and I’d fight the devil if they tried to change it.” Twitter.com@JenniferMoreau

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government is slowly marching towards the legalization of marijuana, like it or not, regardless of what your position may be on this issue,” Coun. Nick Volkow said. Volkow also noted the city is usually in the dark when its comes to medicinal marijuana facilities and that “Health Canada in particular has not been very helpful.” Coun. Paul McDonell said the city will have to be vigilant going forward as the concern is gangs making profit on it, unchecked. “Who owns these licences?” he asked. “That’s where the money is. I want to see a change. That’ll be a concern is how do we police this thing?

“I see a huge problem coming.” Mayor Derek Corrigan said big corporations would most likely operate the larger facilities. “I think they’re (Health Canada) probably taking it out of the hands of small merchants and putting it in the hands of big corporations, which is sometimes a different sort of gang,” he added. There are a few marijuana dispensary applications currently floating in the grey area in Burnaby. One marijuana dispensary in Metrotown was raided and subsequently closed in the summer of 2011. It later reopened as a hemp shop. In 2012, Corrigan said he supported the legalization of marijuana so it can be taxed and regulated.

MARIJUANA REGULATORY SYSTEM IS CHANGING Health Canada regulates medicinal marijuana production, and the current regulatory system is transitioning from the Marijuana Medical Access Program to the recently enacted Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations. The new program came into effect on June 7, and on Oct. 1, Health Canada

stopped accepting applications for new production licences. By March 31, all licences expire. “Given the larger scale of production allowed under the program, facilities authorized under the (new system) are more closely regulated and subject to numerous requirements regarding security,

site design, quality assurance and record keeping,” Lou Pelletier, Burnaby’s planning director, states in a report. “In addition, distribution under the (new) program can only be accomplished through direct shipment to a client or their physician; no storefront or dispensary distribution is allowed.”

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Coal plans make no sense in today’s world

and a gulf of cultural differences apart, The premier of China, Li Keqiang, said it like this: “It is no good to be poor the plan to move coal by trains to the Fraser Surrey Docks to be shipped to in a beautiful environment, nor is it any China continues. There is something good to be well-off and to live with the seriously wrong with this consequences of environmenpicture. While China’s entire tal degradation.” Burnaby NOW environmental disaster can not Li Keqiang was commentbe blamed on coal, it is certaining on the horrific air polluly a large part of the problem. And B.C. tion problems in China. Last month the air quality index hit 1,000 in the Chinese wants to ship coal over to a country that is struggling, hopefully, to wean itself city of Harpin. The upper limit on safe off coal? We understand that the mighty air is supposed to be 25. profit motive can turn folks blind to the Meanwhile, thousands of miles away

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consequences of their actions, but surely even Port Metro, which is ostensibly in charge of approving such matters, has to see that this plan is doomed. Citizens have held rallies, and the opposition is growing. At the last rally, a cloud of dust was forming over the docks transfer facility, possibly grain dust, offering protesters a sneak preview of what could become of the air quality if coal was the cargo and not grain. Given the rising opposition, and rather lame attempts at securing a serious

environmental assessment, one would almost think that Fraser Surrey Docks is expecting its first run at this project to be a feint or trial balloon. Are they expecting it to fail? Or, much worse to contemplate, do they have such confidence in the lack of democratic accountability and transparency in the process that they are expecting – albeit after some twists and turns – to have their plan approved? Surely that would be too cynical a conclusion, wouldn’t it?

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overnments like to release bad news on Fridays, and a prime example of that was last week’s announcement that the Fraser Health Authority was in trouble. Of course, the official news release didn’t actually frame it in those words. Instead, it said that Health Minister Terry Lake was “directing a strategic and operational review” of Fraser Health, and it was a review designed to “assist” the health authority. But the key line that was buried in the news release was this: “It is anticipated Fraser Health will require additional funding from the Ministry of Health to meet its service requirements.” I hate to be one of the “I told you so” types, but there are many of us who predicted back in February that the funding increase for the health-care system was well short of what was required just to maintain the status quo when it comes to service delivery. The funding lift was about $620 million, which brought the overall Health Ministry budget to $16.5 billion. But as large as

the funding increase was, it was significantly lower than previous years’ increases. A number of observers concluded the health-care system was underfunded by at least $250 million and said there were going to be inevitable cuts in service delivery. And that is exactly what seems to happening, at least in the Fraser Health region, which is the fastest growing of all the health authorities. It serves more than 1.6 million people in an area that extends from Burnaby to Boston Bar. To be clear, spending gobs more money on health care isn’t necessarily a good thing. B.C. has the country’s best health “outcomes” in a variety of measuring sticks, but trails a number of provinces in per capita health care spending. And it is clear that pouring hundreds of millions of dollars in increased funding for health care every year is a fool’s errand. Eventually, government services in other areas will be cut or taxes will have to rise, or both. But the sudden belt tightening (if a $620 million increase can be called “belt tightening”) over the course of a single year obviously has a significant impact on a complex system that is used to spending more money. Fraser Health was given an additional $135 million more

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In the 20th century, the argument against doctorassisted suicide cited horror stories of “loved ones” killing someone with a disability for emotional or financial reasons. Being a person with a disability called Friedreich’s ataxia (which is like ALS or MS), I was thankful the Canadian health-care industry opposed it. In the 21st century, some health-care workers care deeply about their patients, but the priority of the large health-care industry itself is not taking care of people, it is to make money for taking care of people and, being a person with a normal mind but a blind, two-thirds deaf, mostly paralyzed resident of a nursing home, I know that nowadays the

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Liberals’ behaviour ‘cruel’ Dear Editor:

The B.C. Liberals just can’t seem to help themselves. On Oct. 30, the Burnaby NOW reported thattheBurnabyAssociationforCommunity Inclusion was going to have to make budget cuts in order to pay for wage increases. These wage increases were only enacted because BACI believed that the provincial government was going to help fund the three per cent increase in wage. Now they and other groups across British Columbia have learned that the government never had any intention of funding those increases and, further, that those organizations were on their own to determine how those wage increases would be funded. Truly, I do understand. The government is running a deficit and there is a need

Beauty is breathtaking Dear Editor:

I am new to Vancouver as of August 2012, and moved to Burnaby August 2013. Best move I have ever made. Why anyone lives anywhere else is beyond me. I come from north of Toronto and am in heaven here with the scenery, environmental policy, activism, arts, etc. I walk and bike everywhere and have been exploring my new location. I live three blocks from Metropolis at Metrotown on Wilson. The other day I biked up Imperial and saw the wall mural just before Royal Oak SkyTrain station. Wow, how to say B.C. other than orcas and the vast ocean? You people here don’t appreciate what you have, and I don’t mean that in a negative way. The beauty here is breathtaking. The artist I hope is appreciated for the beauty he has put before our eyes. L.J. Todd, Burnaby

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in funding this year, but clearly that was not enough. The health authority spends about $7 million each and every day, which shows just how expensive solving this funding problem may be. This all undoubtedly makes Finance Minister Mike de Jong very nervous. Balancing the budget is the key, dominant part of the B.C. Liberal government’s agenda, and right now it is balanced on a proverbial razor’s edge. The last fiscal update projected a miniscule surplus of less than $200 million on a budget of $44 billion. There is precious little room for error, and even a tiny bump in healthcare funding could quickly

turn that small surplus into a very real deficit. u A lot of ink was spilled last week over two blatant patronage appointments by Premier Christy Clark, but should anyone be surprised by them? Appointing ex-B.C. Liberal MLA Ben Stewart as the new trade commissioner to Asia was an obvious reward for him giving up his Westside Kelowna seat so the premier could win a byelection there. And giving former party leader Gordon Wilson a government contract connected to the liquefied natural gas file seemed derived from the fact he endorsed her party during the election campaign. Certainly, the qualifications of both appointees

can be questioned, and there is at least some irony with Wilson’s appointment (he clashed with Clark in the past, and recently expressed doubt about the prospects of LNG actually taking off in this province). But spare me the howls of outrage from critics who seem to think this is some kind of major war crime. Patronage appointments are an inevitable byproduct of pretty well any political system. The B.C. Liberals have made a lot of political patronage appointments in the last decade, as did the NDP government of the 1990s did before them. There will be more to come, and life will go on. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C.

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has happened, but I am human, and I have failed.” Why would one of the country’s bestknown politicians steal an expensive ring and end his life in politics? For Truelove, it was only a matter of time. “You see this pattern throughout his career,” Truelove told the NOW in a phone interview from Ottawa. “He got some very strong signals: What you’re doing is hurting you. You are achieving a lot, you are making a difference, but the way you are doing it is unsustainable. And when those hints or reminders came up, he didn‘t deal with it. He brushed it aside, until eventually, something like this happened.” But Robinson was a complex character, and Truelove’s book helps readers contextualize his motives and choices, while paying homage to his political track record. Truelove was given what he calls unparalleled access to Robinson’s life – his diaries, his letters, his friends, family and former political colleagues. What struck Truelove the most was Robinson’s volatile and unstable upbringing. The family moved from city to city, and Robinson’s father was a violent alcoholic, broke his nose, hog tied him and left him in a closet and pelted him with rocks. When Robinson tried to protect his mother from the beatings, his father would turn on him. “It was rough. It was not an easy childhood,“ Truelove says. “Alcoholism is definitely a feature in it. … I think

MP Bill Siksay worked as Robinson’s it also helped him develop a very constituency assistant for 18 years; Siksay profound compassion for people who went on to win the riding after Robinson’s were struggling with very difficult career ended. Robinson housed a Chilean circumstances. I think you see that play refugee facing deportation in his home in out throughout his career.” the Norman Bethune housing co-op, in The book portrays Robinson as Burnaby’s Forest Grove area. a highly intelligent, hard-working Truelove says Robinson did politics politician,who also frustrated his differently. colleagues and “(He) brought “polarized Canadians.” Anyone interested “I really think that anyone attention to things, the public in Burnaby politics who wants to go behind the galvanized and brought about or history will find scenes on the big activist social change,” he the book interesting, as it’s full of local causes over the last 25 or 30 says. For example, Robinson was arrested references. For instance, years will be interested in at the Clayoquot Sound Robinson got his start blockade in 1993, in politics at just 14 this book. … Throughout an iconic protest for years of age, during all time, people outside the Canada’s environmental the 1966 provincial election, while handing mainstream have felt power- movement. Robinson’s quieter, out pamphlets with less against the status quo. behind-the-scenes his mother for Eileen This story shows that they work as an MP is also Dailly, a former something Truelove Burnaby MLA. (The shouldn’t.” highlights. According family had just moved to the author, Robinson to Capitol Hill, after GRAEME TRUELOVE played a key role in Robinson’s dad got Author of Svend Robinson biography designing the Canadian a job at Simon Fraser Charter of Rights and University.) Truelove Freedoms, championing the rights of characterizes the city as a socialist hotbed and even mentions the “People’s Republic women and the disabled, and he was responsible for protective provisions of Burnaby” moniker. Robinson was covering sexual orientation in Canada’s heavily involved in the community and laws against hate propaganda. The book sat on the board of New Vista, a local also chronicles how Robinson came out of seniors’ home. Robinson was a Burnaby the closet to become the first openly gay MP from 1979 to 2004, representing first MP in Canada. In 1998, the windows of Burnaby, then Burnaby-Kingsway, and finally Burnaby-Douglas. Former Burnaby Robinson’s Burnaby office were smashed

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Wheelchair fee still being charged in local facilities Stefania Seccia staff reporter

Fraser Health is the only authority in the province still charging a $25 wheelchair fee to residents in care facilities, despite other authorities suspending it until the province completes a review. The other health authorities across the province decided not to charge the $25 wheelchair fee, implemented in September, until the provincial government completed a review of the residential care fee policy. “A provincial review of all chargeable benefits is currently underway,” Tasleem

Juma, a public affairs senior consultant for Fraser Health, told the NOW. “Fraser Health, however, had already notified over 1,000 residents in our owned and operated residential care facilities that a wheelchair fee would come into effect on Sept. 1, 2013.” Juma said a significant number of residents had already agreed to pay the fee or requested a financial waiver of it. “To avoid any further confusion, the policy remains in place at Fraser Health, while other health authorities continue to review their policies as previously Wheelchair Page 10

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indicated,” she said. Juma added that lowincome residents can still appeal the fee through the rate reduction process, and Fraser Health will continue to loan out its wheelchairs. However, one local MLA says the fee is unfair to those on a fixed income. “I just think it’s a completely unacceptable response,” New Westminster MLA Judy Darcy said. “If it’s a mistake, say you made a mistake. Other health authorities pushed back.” Darcy, the NDP health critic, said the fee was a directive from the provincial government, which, she said, tried to pass off responsibility for the fee at first. “Other health authorities stood their ground and I think the Fraser Health Authority should have done the same thing,” she added. “We tend to see policy being (done) on the fly, and then sometimes being reversed instead of being well thought through in the first place. This is certainly one of those.” Darcy said the extra $25 is “an awful lot” for seniors, especially those living below the poverty line. “And a lot of them have to make choices to buy medication or buy groceries to be healthy. People make those choices all the time. Twenty-five dollars makes a difference.”

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urnaby talent is onstage in the United Players’ new production at the Jericho Arts Centre. Ron Blicq’s Closure, directed by Bernard Cuffling, is onstage from Nov. 8 to Dec. 1. It tells the story of Donald Barlow, an Englishman who decides to search for his father – a visiting Canadian serviceman during the Second World War. When the search agency hired by Donald at last tracks the man down, he denies any involvement with Donald’s mother and refuses to meet with Donald. Donald is played by Dave Campbell of Burnaby, and Donald’s wife is played by fellow Burnabyite Kate Robbins. Fellow Burnaby resident Laura Miller plays their daughter. Closure is on at the Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery St. in Vancouver, Thursdays through Sundays. Performances are at 8 p.m., except for two Sundays – Nov. 17 and Dec. 1 – when there is at 2 p.m. matinee only. Tickets are $16 to $20, available at the door. See www.unitedplayers.com for more details.

Book launches set

An independent publishing company from Burnaby is celebrating a book launch next weekend. The Write Room Press is holding a special event at the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. to mark the launch of Dreams, Guns and Gorillas, by Aliette Frank. The memoir is the story of an 18-year-old girl’s experience studying mountain gorillas in

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In the spotlight: Burnaby’s Laura Miller (left) as Claire Summers with Amitai Heyl playing the role of her son Gordie. They’re onstage in the United Players’ production of Closure at Jericho Arts Centre.

the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda before the massacre of 1999. “It is about her struggle to survive starvation, rape and abandonment in the jungle, the human ecological challenges the mountain gorillas face, and her dreamtime connection to the gorillas, which ultimately saves her,” a press release says. The launch will include a reading from the author and will

feature a presentation of some of her artwork. The Write Room is also holding a launch the following weekend, on Friday, Nov. 22, for Confronting the Red Devil and Other Stories About Cancer. The memoir by Kerry Chuter will be launched in a special event at CityUniversity of Seattle in downtown Vancouver, 310789 Pender St., Room 350. It takes place from 7 to 9 p.m.

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Young achiever

Molly Bushell of Burnaby is living out a local-girl-makesgood story overseas. Bushell is now in her second year at Newcastle University in the U.K., studying music and classical voice. She earned a scholarship to attend the university last year.

Bushell sang with the Vancouver Children’s Choir for nine years and danced at HZ Ballet Classique in Burnaby for 15 years. Her grandparents sent us an email to let us know about Bushell’s successes. Bushell, along with other Canadian music students, recently had a chance to meet with Gordon Campbell, Canadian Lively City Page 12

Storytellers share their holiday memories Live television taping tonight at Burnaby’s Shadbolt Centre Storytellers are joining forces in a special event celebrating holiday memories. Actors, artists, writers and broadcast personalities will tell their tales during a live television taping at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts tonight (Nov. 6) at 7 p.m. The stories – which a press release says range from hilarious to heartbreaking – all focus on time spent with family and

friends. The Flame – Holiday Edition is being presented in collaboration with Metro Vancouver, which is campaigning to encourage gift-givers to create memories, not garbage. The Flame is a monthly storytelling event produced by Deb Williams (Mom’s the Word creator) and Joel Wirkkunen of Bard on the Beach. It’s the fourth year of the Flame and the third year of its televised Christmas special to be broadcast on Shaw TV Channel 4 during December.

Among the featured storytellers this year are Marylee Stephenson, described as a “sociocomic with a PhD,” and Beverley Elliott, singer and star of ABC’s Once Upon a Time. Also on the bill are Grant Lawrence, a CBC personality and winner of B.C. Book of the Year; Kevin Kennedy, a college instructor, writer, performer and filmmaker; and Mark Leiren-Young, playwright and winner of the Leacock Award for Humour. Jacques Lalonde, a.k.a. One Crazy Frenchman, winner of the Lifetime

Achievement Award from Vancouver Fringe, will also be part of the night, as will Camille Gingras, a writer, comedienne and performance artist. Rounding out the bill will be Lee Weinstein, an educator, writer and comedian from New York City. Their There will be the special musical guests. Tickets are $20 regular or $15 for students and seniors, available at tickets.shad boltcentre.com or by calling 604-205-3000. twitter.com/juliemaclellan


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Want to help set the direction of the Burnaby Art Gallery? The gallery is looking for volunteers to serve on its advisory committee, an appointed body of volunteers that acts at arm’s length to help the director-curator in the development of the gallery with respect to its programming and collection. The gallery is looking to replace four current members who are stepping down: Matthew Coyne, Karen Murtagh, Darlene Gering and Keith Rice-Jones. New members will join existing

members Lance Matricardi, of the City of Burnaby’s parks, recreation and cultural services commission; Torrie Groening, an artist; and Aldous Lam, of Rosewood Printers. Those who apply should have relevant experience or knowledge, abilities and skills related to the work of the committee. Preference will be given to those who live or work in Burnaby or have a “significant body of experience” with cultural and civic issues. Applicants can be self-nominated or nominated by organizations.

The appointments are for two years. Nominations must be submitted by Nov. 30. Qualified applicants will be notified in December, with interviews in January. The first meeting for new members will be held Feb. 18, and the committee will meet six times annually on the third Tuesday of the month. For more information, contact the gallery at 604-297-4422. To apply, visit the online link at the Burnaby Art Gallery website, tinyurl. com/BAGAdvisory. www.twitter.com/juliemaclellan

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Teaching our children to remember the meaning of November 11 By Isabel Kolic,

Heights contributor Like many immigrants to this great country, my own family was touched by three different wars this past century; at times, tragically. Changing borders in my parents’ country of origin meant that each of my grandfathers served in different national armies despite living in the same region. Many such family stories, some of them heartbreaking, were shared with me as I was growing up in Canada. While living in Canada has meant that I grew up not knowing war directly, I never take peace for granted. Peace is a gift that requires constant maintenance and vigilance. We might count ourselves lucky, to be sure; but not immune. Here in Canada, in our privileged lifestyles relative to other parts of the world, we can and do complain about things, both big and little, and we do have our own challenges. But we will never understand the fear, despair, hunger and moral fatigue that millions of people felt, and still are feeling, in places around the world.

we can ever imagine. Because these special men and women did what they did, you and I can have the many freedoms and rights that we do.

Heights coffee shop a big attraction for locals in neighbourhood

Please observe our local Royal Canadian Legion Branch 148 as they proceed down Hastings Street (from Willingdon Avenue to Alpha Avenue, then north to Confederation Park) on Monday, Nov. 11, beginning at 10 a.m. The legion will then conduct a ceremony at the Confederation Park cenotaph to honour those who gave up so much. If we teach our children to respect what our predecessors had to give up, perhaps they will learn to be vigilant themselves, and care deeply enough to preserve the precious peace that they have grown up knowing so their children can know it, too.

Save the date for Light up the Heights

The association is already working on bringing the holidays to the Heights. Save Saturday, Dec. 7 for a special sidewalk festival from noon to 5 p.m., to see Santa and his elves and dozens of special festivities that the Heights merchants have up their holiday sleeves. Visit www.burnabyheights. On Nov. 11, the Heights Merchants com for up-to-date information. Association will join thousands of others in Burnaby who will pay respect to Isabel Kolic is executive director of our veterans who sacri"ced more than the Heights Merchants Association.

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While many people know the Heights neighbourhood has a strong Italian !air, they might not know just how seriously locals take their coffee – with a serious dose of fun, of course.

Now that the days are getting chillier and damper, more customers are getting their orders to stay and gathering at the many tables in the café, he says.

“The experience – de"nitely in the summer it’s more of a to-go (culture),” Read says. “Our The neighbourhood is essentially biggest times are weekends one big coffee klatch, with cafés there. The weekends from here dotting almost every block in the through to the end of March and area. Between the many shops April are more about the experion Hastings Street in Burnaby, ence, and they’re (customers) in there are hubs of comfort and for the experience.” community tucked alongside. Since Burnaby Heights is a big Caffe Artigiano is now a staple soccer community, the café has a in the area, having opened its lot of families coming in before doors at Hastings Street and and after soccer practice as well, Rosser Avenue "ve years ago. he adds. The large café features a display East of Caffe Artigiano, on Hastcase full of treats as well as its ings Street near Beta Avenue, a drink offerings. newer addition to the neighbourhood is the family-run Caffe Shawn Read, regional manager Divano. for the Caffe Artigiano chain, says the spot has done very well since opening.

“It’s been a fantastic hit,” he says. “It’s a huge coffee culture there. It’s got a great loyalty, and it’s been a nice "xture for us, in terms of our brand and our clientele.”

Owners Patrick and Lisa Beecroft opened the new location in July 2012 – they also have a location in Port Moody and the Cornerstone Café in Coquitlam.

have an Italian !air to what we do,” Lisa says. “So that certainly has been appreciated by our customers.” Lisa is especially proud of the food offerings at the café, she says. “The fact that everything is homemade by us, baked fresh every morning on site, is something that most coffee shops do not do,” she explains. “I think that’s something that people are looking for.”

This fall, in addition to a variety of pumpkin-!avoured treats, the café is also offering customers the chance to !avour their drinks with essential oils instead of sugar, Lisa says. Customers can choose to infuse their drinks with peppermint, wild orange or lavender. Another new addition is Caffe Divano’s new pastry chef.

“We’re super excited to have her on board because she brings a nice touch to everything, and so she’s going to be working on our Christmas stuff,” Lisa says. “The culture in the Heights, with the strong Italian heritage preva- The café owners hope locals will lent, works for us because we See page 15 ...

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Brewing up community in Burnaby Continued from page 14 ... remember to “buy local” and support family-owned places such as hers, she adds. At the other end of the Heights is another popular spot – La Fontana Caffe, on Hastings Street near Boundary. The café is one of the most established in the neighbourhood, having opened more than a decade ago in 2000. The location is unique, in a building with a variety of outdoor staircases and some businesses seemingly hidden, according to La Fontana owner Gianfranco Latrofa.

“It’s just like you’re in Italy in the afternoon, and then when we switch into our groups at night, it’s a total different place,” he says. “It’s really cool to have such a contrast from day to night.” Latrofa moved to Burnaby from Winnipeg to open the café with his cousins, who previously owned a café in the area. There is a wide variety of coffee shops in the area, he says, ranging from Starbucks to the Italian-style cafés.

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Recently, Waves opened in the neighbourhood, while there are also staples such as Café Classico, with its menu including But one of the best features is the large patio espresso drinks and Italian specialties. and fountain in front of his café, he adds. There is a perfect sipping spot ideal for “The location was very good, and the Heights has a very good community,” he says. “They take care of the neighbourhood quite well.”

The café itself is quite unique as well, catering to a wide range of clientele, he says.

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Jonesing for Java? Cafés in the neighbourhood include: Caffe Artigiano at 4359 Hastings St., Caffe Divano at 4568 Hastings St., Lotus Café at 4421 Hastings St., Starbucks at 101-4191 Hastings St., Waves Coffee at 4204 Hastings St., Café Classico at 4263 Hastings St., Big Shots Café at 3980 Hastings St. and La Fontana Caffe at 3701 Hastings St.

“We have all the of"ces in our building, we have an Italian crowd that hangs out here in the afternoons,” Latrofa says, adding that they also book events for the evenings, More of a tea tippler? Pearl Drops Teahouse when the block is quiet, hosting a writers’ group, a philosophy group and a nerd group. is located at 422 Willingdon Ave.

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Finnish composer Jean Sibelius of the late Romantic period follows with The Karelia Suite – a collection of orchestral pieces Sibelius wrote for a patriotic historical pageant to be presented by students of the University of Helsinki. More family music follows, with the orchestra performing the very popular and beautiful music by Borodin known as The Polovetsian Dances. They happen to be the bestknown selections from Borodin’s exceptional yet seldom performed opera Prince Igor.

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Mystery authors at McGill library, 7 to 8 p.m., 4595 Albert St. Two Canadian mystery authors team up for an evening of readings and discussion. Miriam Clavir’s first novel, Insinuendo: Murder in the Museum, is set in the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. Glynis Whiting’s first novel, A Nose for Death, features chemist and food designer Dr. Joan “Nosey” Parker. Books will be available for purchase at the event (cash only). Free event but space is limited. Register online at www.bpl.bc.ca/ events/mcgill, by calling 604 299-8955 or in person.

Free chronic pain management workshop, Confederation Centre, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Multiple factors contribute to managing chronic pain. Whether it’s medications, physical management or mind-body connection strategies – learn what you can do and how to work better with your healthcare professionals to manage chronic pain. Call to register: 604-297-4816.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8 A Market with Heart, fourth annual pre-Christmas market, 4 to 8 p.m. at South Burnaby United Church hall, 7591 Gray Ave. (at Rumble Street). Come do some early Christmas shopping while you improve the lives of thousands and care for our world. Gift items and delicious treats supporting The Stephen Lewis Foundation – Grandmothers to Grandmothers, Ten Thousand Villages, fair trade and socially conscious local organizations, and many more eco-friendly vendors.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 Stories We Tell, screening of the award-winning documentary film by Canadian actress and director Sarah Polley, 7 to 9 p.m. at the McGill library branch. Event is free but space is limited. Register online, by calling 604 299-8955 or in person at the McGill library branch at 4595 Albert St. For more info: www.bpl.bc.ca/events/storieswe-tell-documentary-filmscreening.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 Estate planning for seniors,

a workshop at the Edmonds Community Centre from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Estate planning is an essential task for seniors, regardless of wealth or assets. The workshop is $2, and to register, call 604297-4838.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 Giant flea market, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Maywood Community School, 4567 Imperial St. Lots of bargains! Admission is 50 cents. Door prize. Concession. Tables are $10. Call 604-664-8208. Librarians’ Choice: Winter Reads, 2 to 3:30 p.m., McGill branch, Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St. As winter approaches, it’s time to warm up with a good book. Burnaby librarians will present fast-paced reviews of fiction and non-fiction books for winter reading. Christmas crafts sale, fundraiser for the Fair Haven United Church Homes, 1:30 to 3 p.m. at 7557 Sussex Ave. There will be baked goods, tea, Christmas crafts, raffle prizes and a rummage sale.

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SECTION COORDINATOR Tom Berridge, 604-444-3022 • tberridge@burnabynow.com

Clan men win fourth straight soccer title

tic run for our money this year. They’re a great team, sports editor they’re well coached, and It took double overtime hopefully both of us get for Simon Fraser University the opportunity to repreto secure a fourth consecu- sent (the conference) in the tive Great Northwest con- NCAA tournament.” ference men’s soccer title. SFU dominated the conJ o v a n test, outshootBlagojevic ing Seattle “We’re ecstatic scored the lone Pacific 14-5 to win the confer- overall. goal in a 1-0 victory over With the ence championsecond-place win, the Clan ship again.” Seattle Pacific improves its at Terry Fox overall record ALAN KOCH Field, handSFU men’s soccer head coach to 15-1-1 and a ing the Falcons conference-toptheir first conference loss of ping 11-1-1 this season. the season on Saturday. Earlier in the week, Clan keeper Brandon SFU downed visiting Saint Watson recorded his fifth Martin’s Saints 1-0 at home shutout of the on Halloween year, stopping night. all three shots R y a n To watch SFU’s top-10 fired his way in Dhillan, last goals from 2012, go to www.burnabynow.com the first half of week’s Great play. Northwest conBlagojevic counted the ference player of the week, golden goal off an unas- scored the game-winner in sisted scramble in the box the 69th minute from inside in the 106th minute of play, the six-yard box on an assist knocking in his fourth by Tarnvir Bhandal. game-winning goal this Watson made three season in Great Northwest saves in the game to record conference play. the shutout. “We’re ecstatic to win SFU will conclude its the conference champi- conference schedule this onship again,” said SFU Saturday in Bellingham head coach Alan Koch in a against the third-place Clan press release. “Seattle Western Washington Pacific gave us a fantas- Vikings.

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Knights playing like they practise Tom Berridge sports editor

It’s getting to the point where St. Thomas More Knights head coach Bernie Kully is afraid to see what team shows up at practice. For a second time this season, bad practice habits during the week have resulted in disappointing results on the field, following a 38-18 loss to W.J. Mouat at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex-West last Friday. “I told them it was analogous to this week. It’s a question whether they’re in or they’re out,” said Kully following the game. “It reminded me of a similar week against Tweedsmuir.” Four weeks earlier, an equally dysfunctional week of practice led to a 21-0 loss to Lord Tweedsmuir and a tumble in the rankings. In a game where the Knights trailed 24-0 at halftime before rallying somewhat to score three times in the final quarter, it was Mouats’ Maleek Irons’ night to shine. The Eastern conference offensive MVP rushed for 374 STM Page 24

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A top tenner: Byrne Creek Secondary’s Jemal Reta, seen on right in the steeplechase at the B.C.s, placed 10th in the B.C. high school senior boys’ 6.3-kilometre cross-country championships in Langley last weekend.

Runner leads district for third time at B.C.s Tom Berridge sports editor

Jemal Reta led the Burnaby/New Westminster district to its best finish in senior boys’ cross-country for a third straight year at the B.C. high school championships. The Byrne Creek Secondary student placed 10th overall in the boys’ 6.3-kilometre race at Aldergrove Lake Park in Langley on Saturday. Reta’s time of 21:26.24 was less than a minute behind this year’s winner, Nathan Wadhwani of Terry Fox, the fifthplace finisher in 2012. Reta placed eighth at last-year’s B.C. high school championship. Burnaby Central’s Alex Maloney led his school

team, including pointgetters Santiago Ward, Josh Lim, Charles Yu and Ashneel Varma, to a 17thplace aggregate finish. Burnaby Mountain’s Liban Farah led his team of Stephano Fadi, Abel Chen, Tim Laramee and Aaron Hird to a 25th overall placing. Emmanuel Garrovillas of Notre Dame, New Westminster Secondary’s Colin Donahoe and Lawrence Ma of Moscrop also finished in the top 200. In the senior girls’ 4.3km final, Sarah Stewart and Emily Chilton of New Westminster both finished just over 18 minutes to lead the Hyack team of Zoe Loewen, Raquel Tjernagel and Amanda Zacharuk to 17th-place overall. Jennifer Shannon of

Burnaby South and St. Thomas More student Taylor McIntosh both finished among the top 100 senior runners. Glynis Sim of Salmon Arm won the women’s individual title with a winning time of 16:13.05. In the junior finals, Glenbrook Middle School student Grace Fetherstonhaugh placed 10th in the girls’ 4.3km race. Featherstonhaugh’s time of 17:26.06 was less than a minute behind race winner Taryn O’Neill of George Elliot Secondary. Sara Eng of Burnaby South also had a crisp time of 18:41.18 to place four spots ahead of teammate Celine Loriot in 52nd place overall. The Burnaby Central team of Reese Wright,

Natasha Louie, Laura Choo and Sara Brinkac combined to place 16th in team aggregate standings. In the junior boys’ race, Nick Sanchez of Moscrop was the fastest district runner, placing 36th overall in a time of 16:31.93 in the 4.3km final. Brendan Hoff of Carihi High won the boys’ junior title in a time of 14:47.65. Andrew Juni of STM and Dawson Franks of South placed 42nd and 49th, respectively. Matthew Pomponio led Burnaby Central’s team to 26th place overall with a 59th individual placing. Francesco Scaglione of STM and Aidan Guld of Alpha rounded out the top 110 boys. For complete results go to www.bcxc.ca/ results2013.html.

BWC takes silver medal at Chicago Invite Tom Berridge sports editor

Trevor Wong was named the runner-up MVP at the Bauer World Hockey Invite in Chicago last weekend. Wong helped lead the Burnaby Winter Club Bruins atom A1 team to the silver medal in the 2003’s elite division following a 4-3 upset loss to the Los Angeles junior Kings in the championship final on Sunday.

The Bruins went unbeaten in pool and championship play leading up to the tournament final, including an opening round 8-2 win over the same California club on Nov. 1. “It was a terrible game for them. I knew it wouldn’t be that easy (the next time),” said Burnaby atom coach Randy Downes. The winter club placed first in the Division B with a best overall 25 goals for and eight against record. Burnaby edged Div. A runner-up

VF Minutemen from Pennsylvania 3-2 in the semifinals. But the Kings, the Div. B runnersup, put a better game plan together and kept the winter club’s attack to the outside, said Downes. Burnaby also had a goal disallowed in the championship game. “It’s such a step up from what we play here. But it was a great experience overall. We could play that ◗Hockey Page 24


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Lakers lose first at home Tom Berridge sports editor

Burnaby Lake was very nearly shocked out of first place in the B.C. Rugby premier men’s division this week. Capilano moved out of the premier basement, winning its first game of the season, handing the Central Valley rugby club its first defeat of the year following a 9-3 loss at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex-East on Saturday. Burnaby Lake had won

the last matchup between the two clubs last year at Klahanie Park, beating the Caps 24-22 in the Vancouver Rugby Union’s Miller Cup final. “That was a critical win for us today, and I’m really proud of how the team fronted up,” said Capilano head coach Tom Larisch in a press release. “The weather wasn’t the best, but we did what it took to win.” The win left Burnaby tied with James Bay atop the premier standings,

both with 3-1 records and 15 points. Across town, premier league newcomer Vancouver Rowing Club also pulled off an upset, knocking off the University of Victoria by an 18-11 score. UVic fell to 2-2 but remained ahead of the 31 Rowers in the overall points standings. Burnaby Lake has a bye weekend this week, before taking on the Rowers at Brockton Oval on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 2:45 p.m. Jason Lang/burnaby now

STM: Knights place five on all-stars continued from page 23

yards and three touchdowns, including a single-handed drive up field for a score on the Hawks’ opening possession, that had many STM backers in attendance cringing for what was yet to come. The loss left STM in a tie with Mouat at 5-2, while dropping the Burnaby independent to fourth place and a matchup with 3-3 Belmont in the first round of playoffs. While Irons was gobbling up large chunks of yards in the first half, STM had just three first downs in the opening half. A late second-quarter interception also led to a Mouat score. It wasn’t until the second half that quarterback Malcolm Lee got STM’s offensive back on track. Lee completed passes to Kevin Marshall on four separate occasions to keep sustained drives alive, finally hooking up with J.J. DesLauriers on a 24-yard TD pass in the end zone for the Knights’ first score. Andrew Flett hauled in a 20-yard strike from Lee for STM’s second touchdown. Lee, who rushed for 145 yards on the ground and passed for another 189 yards, finished off a third drive with a 15-yard scamper to the left side corner of the end

The hat: Sabine Girt, with ball, of the Burnaby Girls Fire scored three times in a 4-3 win over West Vancouver in under-12 soccer. Gurneet Sidhu also scored.

zone. Defensive all-stars Noah Usherwood and Marshall teamed up for 10 and eight tackles, respectively. Darius Mackay also had five tackles and one sack. “In the second half, we showed we can run the ball and move the ball,” said Kully. “I’m confident we can get it done.” But with starting quarterback Chase Malcolm and running back Jalen Jana still questionable for the playoffs, Kully says it’s time for the remaining members to put bad practice habits behind them once and for all. “We got to go with what we’ve got. I’m happy with this group, but we got to clean up the practices,” Kully said.

STM grid all-stars

St. Thomas More placed five players on the B.C. high school Eastern conference AAA varsity all-star football team. Running back Malcolm Lee and lineman Raf Posypanko were both named to the elite squad. Lineman Kevin Marshall, linebacker Noah Usherwood and defensive back Drew Belgrave were all named to the all-defensive team. tberridge@burnabynow.com

Hockey: Atoms won AAA last year continued from page 23

team 10 times and we’ll beat them five times.” The Burnaby Winter Club peewee A1 team got to the quarter-finals before falling 5-4 to eventual runner-up Mid Fairfield, New York. Little Caesars South from Michigan, 3-2 losers to the peewee Bruins in divisional play, took the tournament banner with a 3-2 victory over Mid Fairfield. A second winter club atom team also reached the quarter-finals of the AAA division. Burnaby placed second in pool play with a 2-1 record and went on to rout the Nashville junior Predators 7-1 in the round of 16, before falling 3-2 to the eventual champions Rockford Hockey Club from Illinois. Last year, a winter club atom team won the AAA title in Chicago.

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Beef Outside Round Roast Beef Outside Round Steak Stewing Beef $ 79 $ 49 $ 79 $8.34/kg ................................ 3 /lb. $9.88/kg ................................ 4 /lb. $8.34/kg ................................ 3 /lb.

G RO C E RY

BE Coconut Chips 40g..............................

1

Money's Sliced Mushrooms

1 /ea. 520ml........................... 99¢/ea. BA K E RY

$ 25

284ml..........................

/ea.

Mini Croissants 260g..................................................

San Remo San Remo Black Beans, Chick Peas, Red Kidney Pomace Olive Oil

3

$

Mclean Tuscany Cooked Turkey Breast

09

Gluten free, no preservatives 100g ..............

/ea.

$ 00

Almond Orange Biscotti

200g..................................................

DELI

1

$ 99

Freybe Lean Hot Cappicoli

2

$

/ea.

1

$ 19

550g...................................................

Lite Havarti Cheese

1199/ea.

$

Whole Wheat Sub Buns

09

100g...........................................................

3L ..........................

1

$ 69

100g...........................................................

/ea.

1

$ 39

Valid Wed. November 6th - Sun. November 10th, 2013 while quantities last

For Freshness and Quality you can count on!

WE ARE HIRING!

NEW STORE HOURS:

X

12th Ave.

11th Ave.

for the following positions: • Deli Counter Helper • Stocker • Cashier S W

E N

KINGSWAY

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LFM LANGLEY FARM MARKET

2012-2013

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Your choice. Our honour. Our effort. Our award. Thank you to all our valued customers for your ongoing support

For freshness & quality you can count on!

Burnaby Now November 6 2013  

Burnaby Now November 6 2013

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