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Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a stop at the Burnaby Village Museum Monday morning, following a talk at the Vancouver Board of Trade, where two climate change activists posing as waiters snuck into the venue and were removed by security. Harper, accompanied byTri-Cities MP James Moore, then visited the museum Monday morning for a photo opportunity, where reporters were not allowed to attend. The NOW was told the visit was about the road to 2017 consultation, which is related to the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation. At the museum, Harper walked around with a group of children and visited the icecream shop in what was a tightly controlled photo opportunity. The NOW’s photographer reported that a small group of climate change activists also gathered outside the museum while Harper was inside. Later in the day, Harper visited Fort Langley for a roundtable discussion with community representatives on how to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation, which takes place in 2017. The Monday roundtable was part of a crossCanada consultation to engage Canadians in planning for the 150th anniversary in three years.
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Historical visit: Prime Minister Stephen Harper with Tri-Cities MP James Moore and a group of children at a photo
opportunity at Burnaby Village Museum on Jan. 6. “It is important as Canadians to mark the milestones that were defining moments in the evolution of our country. Our history is a uniting factor that citizens can draw strength from as we look confidently towards the future,” Harper said in a news release. “Today’s consultations provided
us with a unique opportunity to further strengthen our nation as we reflect on our proud past and look forward to a more prosperous, free and secure Canada in 2017.” The Harper government plans to spend the next four years commemorating mile-
stones in Canada’s history and also plans to build a visitor centre at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial and create the new Canadian Museum of History. For more information on how to get involved with the consultations, go to Canada.ca/150.
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The Fraser Valley Regional District says it’s taking Metro Vancouver’s permit renewal process as a chance to impede the
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make a comment and a lack of publicity on the matter, according to Patricia Ross, vice-chair of the district. “We’ve always been pretty clear in opposing burning garbage in this airshed at all. We don’t think it’s a viable waste management strategy,” she said. Incinerator Page 4
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CALLS FOR HELP DOUBLE, BUT FUNDING DRIES UP
Postpartum support group closes Jennifer Moreau staff reporter
A Burnaby support group for mothers’ struggling with postpartum depression is temporarily closing due to lack of funding, even though demand for services is increasing. ThePacificPostPartumSupport Society is based in Burnaby but runs eight support groups across the Lower Mainland and a help line for pregnant women or new moms experiencing depression and anxiety. “Our phone calls for (the Fraser Health region) have pretty much doubled what we did last year,” said society director Sheila Duffy. “That’s significant. The need is there for sure.” The non-profit society relies on a patchwork of funding and has been forced to close the Burnaby group and one of three Vancouver groups. Each group typically includes eight people maximum and there is often a wait-list. The group meets once a week for two hours. “It is peer support, but they are led by facilitators that are trained in postpartum issues,” Duffy said. “We are all mothers, too, so it’s kind of modelled on peer support.” The Burnaby group, which also helps women in New Westminster, had been shut down since Jan. 1 and was operating on a one-year grant from the Canada Post Foundation for
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No funding: Sheila Duffy, director of the Pacific Post Partum Support Society, which shut down the Burnaby support group for moms due to lack of funding. Mental Health. Duffy said the society was hoping that Fraser Health would be able to provide some funding, but the health authority is also facing budget constraints. Duffy said the society will also have to cut back on other activities, like going out in the community and giving talks where moms meet. “We’re hoping these are temporary cuts. We’re trying to find
ways to increase our donations,” Duffy said. “As a small non-profit, it’s always challenging to sustain funding.” According to Duffy, there can sometimes be a two-month wait for women to get support from other services, and that’s when the Pacific Post Partum Support Society can help. “It’s really crucial there is support in place right away, when women need it, and we’re able
to fill that gap,” she said. “We do over 4,000 calls a year. The need is growing, the demand for services is growing.” In the meantime, the society is still encouraging women to call the support line at 604-255-7999 for help and referrals to other services. The society is also asking the public for donations. Go to www. postpartum.org for more information on how to donate.
Abandoned warehouse fire is ‘suspicious’ Cayley Dobie staff reporter
Fire officials are calling a fire that destroyed an abandoned building near Marine Drive early on Saturday morning “suspicious.” On Jan. 4, Burnaby firefighters received several calls from residents saying they could see smoke and fire billowing from a property in the 7500 block of Willard Street. Fire crews arrived shortly after 7:45 a.m. and fought the blaze for nearly
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four hours before it was put out, according to assistant fire chief Mark Fletcher. The fire department is now working to uncover the cause of the blaze, which has been deemed suspicious, Fletcher told the NOW. “Just the rate that the fire got going, the amount of fire, and, I mean, it was burning really intense at the time we got there – on a Saturday morning at quarter to eight in the morning?” he said. “So to get going Fire Page 5
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Incinerator: Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver at odds over waste issues continued from page 1
“Garbage is so complex, so unpredictable. There’s thousands and thousands of chemicals in the waste … you put all the toxins together and it forms what’s called a super toxin. It’s complex and unpredictable.” The district represents 300,000 residents, including agricultural and tourism agencies. For the last several years, it has amplified its concerns about having the Burnaby waste-to-energy facility share the same airshed with its region, which grows much of the province’s produce, Ross said. “I’m not sure if we were informed or found out by accident,” she noted about the permit process. “It took us by surprise. We had to drop everything, and it was all hands on deck. Given the time limitations, I think staff did an outstanding job.” The district sent in a 51page report complete with a letter outlining the district’s multitude of concerns when it comes to the waste-toenergy facility. In the letter, the district asked the Ministry of Environment and Metro Vancouver to deliver a presentation to it and the general public, which would address questions and concerns on the operating certificate issuance process, the discharge limits, monitoring and best management practices, and any modelling work that may have been done. Ross also charges that the waste-to-energy facility does not meet international environmental standards. “Ultimately, on our wish list, we want them to forget about building a new (incinerator) and shut down the Burnaby one,” she said. “At the very least, the province has to do better enforcing than what Burnaby is proposing in its operational certificate. If they rubber stamp it as is, I will be extremely disappointed.” The district has tried on many occasions to meet with Metro Vancouver to discuss the issue but is frustrated by the lack of consultation, she added. “You should be sitting down with the people affected, your neighbours, and say, ‘This is what we’re thinking of doing, what do you think?’ But all it’s ever been is, ‘This is what we’re doing, like it or lump it,’” Ross said. Metro Vancouver board chair Greg Moore also told the NOW it’s been a challenging relationship with
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the sister district, but for different reasons. “They’ve made a lot of assertions and a lot of demands,” he said. “We’re trying to have conversa-
tions and discussions with our colleagues there, but unfortunately they only want to have the conversation in the media or through the media, and not actually
with us.” Moore defended the incinerator’s upgrades and noted that Metro Vancouver has poured $60 million into new technology over the
last 26 years the facility has been open. Moore noted landfills produce 21 times more greenhouse gases compared to incinerators, “and
the FVRD has three landfills leaching into the water system.” For an extended version of this story, see www. burnabynow.com.
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City renews Burnaby RCMP issue warning after robberies hotel room tax for five years Cayley Dobie staff reporter
Business owners beware. The RCMP is investigating a number of robberies at small businesses in North Burnaby allegedly committed by the same suspect. The first incident happened on Dec. 23 at a store in the 1000 block of Gilmore Avenue. At about 5:50 p.m., a suspect entered the store and pointed a knife at several people “before stealing an undisclosed amount of money,” according to a media release from Burnaby RCMP.
Upon further investigation, officers have determined the suspect may have committed four more robberies at other businesses in the area, the release added. While none of the victims in any of the incidents were injured, Mounties are still asking the public to be extra cautious. The suspect is described as Caucasian, about 5’8” with a medium build, lightcoloured hair and green eyes. He is between 25 and 35 years old and may be missing one of his lower front teeth. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Burnaby RCMP at 604-2947922 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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Burnaby council recently renewed the two per cent municipal and regional district hotel room tax in the city. The hotel room tax is valid for a period of five years, and it funds Tourism Burnaby initiatives, according to a city staff report. Tourism Burnaby’s future plan is heavily focused on sales and marketing activities. The tourism board intends to promote sports, meetings and conferences “by playing an active role in researching, identifying, pursuing and helping secure events” for Burnaby. – Stefania Seccia
Fire: Cause still under investigation continued from page 3
to the degree that it was going in that short of time, it’s very suspicious.” But despite Fletcher’s suspicions, investigators have yet to find anything to suggest the fire was the result of arson. “It’s still under investigation,” he added. “Our investigators were down there most of the day (Monday).” Arson investigators from both the Burnaby Fire Department and RCMP were expected to return to the site Tuesday to continue combing through the evidence in order to determine the cause and whether the fire was deliberately set. The fire, which broke out in an abandoned building on an old industrial site, is
not the first one firefighters have responded to on the property. In recent years, the department has responded to a number of blazes in other buildings on the abandoned site, according to Fletcher. While the building was abandoned, Fletcher said there was a good chance people were squatting in it at the time of the blaze. “We always have to assume that in abandoned buildings, especially down in that area. It’s pretty secluded down around there, so there’s a good possibility,” he added. The fire department is expected to release more information later this week, after press deadlines.
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Dodging media is a bad formula for democracy children. Harper is kept at a distance as Who can really blame politicians photographers snap shots and reporters for playing dodge ball with the media? grit their teeth. No chance for an interAfter all, it works. view, or even a Hail Mary yelled quesThe latest example of this political tion. manoeuvre-come-businessAnd, boy, do we have as-usual practice happened in plenty of questions: rumour Burnaby on Monday. Burnaby NOW has it there’s a big oil pipeline Somehow the media gets planned for our fair city; oh, and, of wind that there is a “photo-op” of Prime course, there’s all those social program Minister Stephen Harper at Burnaby cuts and new environmental rules that Village Museum. The media scrambles we’d like to at least try and explore with to get shots of Harper and MP James the PM. Moore sauntering about in a closed vilBut we know, as does Harper, that the lage accompanied by several anonymous
small amount of information supplied is directly related to the amount of interest the public may have in how this country is being run. And that, dear readers, is what is most frightening. Photo-ops and staged events have replaced even the rare spontaneous interviews of the past. And, to be fair, the Conservatives are not the only ones who are playing this game. While the ruling power has more to gain by keeping mum, even the Liberals and NDP leaders are engaging less and controlling more. And, again, no wonder. If one
does capture a rare unscripted comment, it can mean weeks for politicians forced to avoid further comment, throwing a wrench into all their staff’s carefully laid-out communication plans. Last week, we tried to get a direct comment from NDP leader Thomas Mulcair on the pipeline – we were shuttled around between assistants until we lost track. Alas, unlike cats who only keep coming back when you feed them, we will just keep coming back whether we get a comment or don’t. It’s in our nature.
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very time a new year begins, I always wonder whether politicians will change their behaviour when it comes to some key issues over the next 12 months. Or will they simply stick to the old ways, even if doing so weakens their credibility? Politicians can be very stubborn, so I suspect little change, but no matter. Here are some examples of what to look for from our elected representatives in the coming year: ◆ Will Premier Christy Clark and her government continue to boast that their so-called B.C. Jobs Plan is working? It is not, at least not right now. It may in the future, but despite more than $10 million in government advertising touting its success before the May election, the finance ministry’s own numbers from its most recent quarterly financial report tell the real story: there were about 2,600 fewer jobs in B.C. in 2013 than the year previous. Nevertheless, the B.C.
Liberals show no signs of backing off their claim of success of job creation. I suppose if they keep making that kind of claim, eventually they will be correct. But we’re not there yet. ◆ During the upcoming NDP leadership race, will the candidates continue to insist the positions of the environmental movement and the private sector natural resource industry can be accommodated in the same political platform? The positions are untenable, but I expect leadership candidates will try to have everything both ways, to avoid rocking the ship. It’s simply a way of saying: “Let’s not talk about this right now because everyone will get mad at each other.” But it’s an issue the NDP cannot avoid forever, no matter how hard the party tries to paper things over. ◆ Will the federal Opposition parties continue to equate pretty well anything the Harper government does with some kind of assault on democracy that will imperil our lives? It’s almost as if Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s political opponents have succumbed to some kind of syndrome that causes them to view all concerns with his government’s policies with the same horror, much of it exaggerated. I suspect this approach will Politics Page 7
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Bus loop a potential ‘disaster’ Dear Editor:
I thank you for your coverage of the bus loop controversy. I attended the recent council chamber hearing on the Brentwood redevelopment. Mayor Derek Corrigan led the charge. And to no one’s surprise – as usually happens when Mayor Corrigan leads the charge – the result looks to be a potential disaster. Will we really see physically handicapped people, mothers pushing baby strollers, people carrying packages, and mobility-challenged senior transit riders forced to use two flights of stairs and cross six lanes of traffic on the Lougheed Highway or on Willingdon Avenue to make their bus connections?
And how about already-stressed drivers going to and from work in Vancouver? Will they “pile up” through multiple traffic light cycles at Willingdon and Lougheed? In the same article we are told that B.C. Transit is supposedly doing what they are told to do. This “yes sir” philosophy does not cut the cake with me. After all, management are getting paid well to provide good safe transit services. And surely the B.C. Transit board – including Mayor Corrigan – must review any permanent changes to the Brentwood bus loop and ramp infrastructure. There are two rays of hope on the side of the transit riders.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Councillor not a ‘yes man’ continued from page 6
Citizen activist Helen Ward has championed the issue and is taking council properly to task for this obvious failure of civic planning. And then there is Coun. Sav Dhaliwal, who objected to the bus loop changes in council’s transportation committee meetings. He also saw the obvious problems posed for many transit users. And he was no longer willing to be a “yes man.” Maybe Coun. Dhaliwal now finds himself with the wrong municipal party and should be looking elsewhere to run in the next election. Nick Kvenich, Burnaby
More to Jane Shin than coverage has suggested Dear Editor:
I congratulate the Burnaby NOW for its choice of MLA Jane Shin as its newsmaker of the year. Burnaby-Lougheed voters bucked the provincial trend, and Shin was one of only four NDP candidates to take a seat from the B.C. Liberals while the NDP was going down to defeat provincewide.
In fact, your readers might be interested to know that Shin won in an area that hadn’t elected an NDP member since 1991. I am puzzled though by your explanation that “technically” Shin is allowed to use the doctor title, “like anyone with a PhD.” Actually, the facts are perfectly straightforward: like any other person with an MD, Shin is entitled to use “Dr.” in front of her name. To help round out your story, here are a few of Shin’s newsworthy activities since her election: ◆ Speaking up for Burnaby’s film industry, which the NOW reports “pumped $408 million into Burnaby’s economy last year,” but which is threatened by B.C.’s growing uncompetitiveness with Ontario; ◆ Accompanying Korean war vet Guy Black for part of his 82-kilometre walk to keep alive the memory of that war; ◆ Delivering a dramatic speech at the B.C. NDP convention this fall, which left a packed meeting hall spellbound. Burnaby NOW, I second your call for a fresh start in the new year. I hope to see the NOW’s coverage include more balance. The voters of Burnaby-Lougheed made a clear choice for change, which doesn’t please everyone, but should be respected. Glen Porter, Burnaby
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only serve to work for the prime minister come election time. ◆ Will next spring’s provincial Throne Speech again mention that paying off the provincial debt remains a realistic goal in the near future? The government’s own books show the debt climbing to more than $66 billion in the coming year, and close to $70 billion the following year. If those much-touted liquefied natural gas plants are ever built – a big “if” -- the revenues to government may be enough to entertain the thought of paying off the debt. But we are a long, long, long way from that. Of course, all these contradictory facts were pointed out during the recent election campaign, but it didn’t seem to matter with the voters. ◆ Will the B.C. government continue to insist it
is “transparent and open” about things? Their track record suggests otherwise, as journalists and researchers continue to complain about difficult freedom of information requests (for example, many government documents are completely blanked out when they are released). When I hear a “transparent and open” claim coming from any government these days I tend to think “secretive and closed.” ◆ Will the B.C. NDP continue to try to raise money by sending out fundraising letters that suggest donating to that party will actually help change B.C. Liberal government policy, as the party has done over the issue of rising B.C. Hydro rates? If you think sending the NDP $50 or $100 will force the B.C. Liberals to lower B.C. Hydro rate hikes, I have some very valuable
land in Florida to sell you. ◆ Will Premier Christy Clark shed her aversion to Victoria and allow the legislature to have a fall sitting in October? Clark has stated she thinks the legislature is a toxic place, akin to a “cancer” where nothing but bad things happen. Of course, not having the legislature in session allows her government to avoid scrutiny much of the year, which is unhealthy for democracy (no matter your own personal political views). ◆ Will politicians, from any party, insist from time to time that something “is not about politics”? Of course, this usually means that particular something is precisely about politics. When you hear him or her say this, run. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C. He can be reached at Keith. Baldrey@globalnews.ca.
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H1N1 cases prompt call for immunization Stefania Seccia staff reporter
The Fraser Health Authority is ringing the alarm over a startling wave of people with the H1N1 virus currently in the region. More than a dozen “ventilated” patients between the ages of 20 and 60 are currently in Fraser Health intensive care units across the region. No cases have been reported in Burnaby, but there are six patients with the severe virus at Royal Columbian Hospital. “They’re all recent,” Dr. Paul Van Buynder, Fraser Health’s chief medical health officer, told the Burnaby NOW on Jan. 3. “It’s all been over the last week.” Van Buynder said he’s surprised to see the extent of the disease as the authority hasn’t seen this many at once since the last pandemic. “We did see an issue in Alberta a few weeks ago, with a similar pattern and five people died,” he said, adding that he expects all the current patients with the virus to recover fully. “It’s so many in such a short period of time. It’s so surprising,
particularly because it’s largely younger people.” Van Buynder said children are usually more susceptible to the virus, and elderly people are more likely to get the H3N2 strain of the virus. This time, it’s mostly patients in their 30s, including pregnant women, and others who suffer from chronic illnesses. In some cases, patients waited too long to go to the hospital because they didn’t feel the severe symptoms in the beginning. “While some of them are still severely ill, … they are gradually improving, but it’s going to take some time for some of them,” he added. “One person will come off the ventilator soon.” The Fraser Health Authority is encouraging people to get the flu shot if they haven’t already. “If you received the 2013 influenza vaccine, you are immunized against the H1N1 strain currently circulating in our community,” Van Buynder said. “We are urging those who have not already had their flu shot to get one. It is not too late.” For more, go to www.immunizebc.ca.
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Challenge for a new year By Sajeda Virji,
means that much more to me.
That’s why this year, I hope to shift my spending habits and buy locally as much as I can. Whether I need to pick up fruits and vegetables from one of our produce suppliers, register for etness classes or buy a present for a special someone, I can stick to my 2014 goals right here in the Heights.
A new year offers a fresh new start – a chance to make changes in the way we do things, to challenge ourselves, and to try new things. As the New Year rolled around, I did what I usually do: rather than resolving to do certain things, I created goals or practices I’d like to adopt in 2014. Like many others, I’m focusing on the more common goals, such as eating healthier and exercising more, but this year I also hope to adjust my spending tendencies by supporting local businesses more. These, along with my other goals, will hopefully become habits over time. Working in a community such as the Heights makes me feel like I’m part of something bigger, so shopping locally
the quality of products and the friendly service offered by Heights merchants makes a local shopping experience that much more enjoyable.
So this year, I hope you’ll join me in trying to fulell our goals and hopes for 2014 locally.
Make it a challenge amongst your family and friends and share your stories As LOCO B.C., a B.C.-based nonwith us through our social media proet that encourages the shop local (www.facebook.com/ movement reported, shopping at a local BurnabyHeights or www.twitter.com/ business means that for every $100 BurnabyHeights) by including #KeepIt spent, $46 is re-circulated into the local InTheHeights in your posts. economy. It just takes a small shift in Be sure to keep visiting www.burnaby spending, perhaps just a few small pur- heights.com in the weeks ahead to chases a week, to create a big impact see how challenging yourself to shop locally. Even a one per cent increase locally could help you win some fabuin B.C. consumer spending locally can lous prizes. help create 3,100 jobs and $94 million Sajeda Virji is the marketing and in annual wages to B.C. workers. events coordinator with the Heights This profound impact, in addition to Merchants Association.
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Making Memories shifted focus to personal stationery, invites Continued from page 12 ... enjoyed scrapbooking when they were in the lunchroom, and they joked about opening a store together, Siu says. “Literally, in a couple of months we had the store open,” she says. “We didn’t think about it at all and if we had, we probably wouldn’t be here today.” Times have changed since Making Memories erst opened, according to Siu, and the store focuses on personal stationery such as wedding invitations and birth announcements these days. “We’ve seen since we opened in 2001, there’s been a shift,” she explains. “Scrapbooking was so big back then and now with digital scrapbooking, and with a lot of moms are so busy, we’ve seen a shift to our business, so that’s why we went into personal stationary, because we saw a need for invites and that sort of thing.” Cardmaking is also big, she adds, and the store just enished up its Christmas card classes last month. “It’s always really popular,” she says. For those interested in starting a hands-on, artistic hobby,
scrapbooking still has its faithful followers. “Organizing your photos is the erst step, which takes a lot of time,” Siu says. “It helps to journal a little bit too, and keep all your ticket stubs because you know, a scrapbook is supposed to tell a story.” People are often nervous about scrapbooking, according to Siu, because they think they don’t have the creativity for it. “It’s amazing how many people come in and say, ‘I can’t do it,’ then once they come for a class and do the layout, they are more conedent,” she says. “I always tell everybody, you’re all creative in your own way.” Siu began scrapbooking when she was studying to be a teacher at Simon Fraser University and used it for a enal project, she says. She also used it to document her travels after graduating. “For me, it’s just a fun outlet to show all our memories,” she says. “And my kids do appreciate it and they do look at the books. In the end, it’s very rewarding.” For more information on the shop, go to www.makingmemorieswith scrapbooking.com.
Memories: Debbie Siu, co-owner of Making Memories with Scrapbooking, says her children appreciate the scrapbooks she’s made for them. The store still offers scrapbooking materials and classes but has also branched out into personal stationery, such as wedding invitations and birth announcements. JASON LANG/BURNABY NOW
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Scenes of history: Flourishing Beneath a Gold-Bearing Tree, by Utagawa Kunisada, c. 1832-1836, is part of the Ukiyoe Spectacular exhibition upcoming at the Nikkei
National Museum and Cultural Centre. It will be highlighted in a talk by Jan Walls on Feb. 1.
Japanese history unfolds in exhibition Art lovers have a chance to experience unique insights into Japanese history with a new exhibition at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre. The Nikkei Centre and the West Vancouver Museum are hosting a Ukiyoe Spectacular – featuring more than 100 woodblock prints from a private collection in Japan. It runs Jan. 11 to March 23 at the Nikkei Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cres. in Burnaby. An opening celebration is being held at the Nikkei Centre on Saturday, Jan. 11, with a talk by curator Shinichi Inagaki from 2 to 3 p.m., and a reception from 3 to 5 p.m.
West Vancouver’s opening reception is Jan. 9, and the exhibition runs Jan. 10 to March 22. A press release notes that this offers a rare opportunity for residents to see works by Kuniyoshi, Yoshifuji and Hiroshige, among many others known for their work in ukiyoe-e. Ukiyoe-e, which literally means “pictures of floating world,” is an art form that dates back more than 300 years and reached its golden age during the Edo period (1604 to 1868). “The prints included in this exhibition from the late Edo demonstrate technical virtuosity and culturally rich traditions,”
the release says. Alongside common ukiyo-e subjects such as kabuki actors and beautiful women, other images reveal interpretations of social and political issues of the time. A series of events and talks about ukiyo-e and Japanese culture is also being offered. Among the events: ◆ Japanese Folklore and Popular Customs Appearing in Ukiyoe Spectacular: Jan Walls, professor emeritus in humanities at Simon Fraser University, gives this talk on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Nikkei National Museum and again on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the
West Vancouver Museum. ◆ Kuniyoshi’s Comic Prints: Exploring the Roots of Manga in Edo-Period Ukiyoe: Maiko Behr, a Japanese art consultant and translator, explores this topic on Sunday, March 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Nikkei, and Saturday, March 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the West Vancouver Museum. ◆ Jan Ken Pon! (Rock Paper Scissors) Family Games Day: On Sunday, Feb. 9, from 2 to 5 p.m., you can experience more than 20 traditional Japanese heritage games and toys, some related to the ukiyoe exhibit. For more, see www.centre.nikkeiplace. org and follow the link under Exhibits.
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printmaking, painting, ceramics and paper-cut. Both works from the gallery’s permanent collection and new work by emerging artists are part of the exhibition. This weekend, on Saturday, Jan. 11, there will be two guided walking tours of the exhibition: in Mandarin, from noon to 1 p.m., with Dong Yue Su; and in Korean, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., with Judy Bae. No registration is needed, and the tours are open to all ages. The Burnaby Art Gallery is at 6344 Deer
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Stars of the future are onstage at the next Burnaby Clef Society concert. Students from the Vitta Piano Young Stars Academy will be performing on Sunday, Jan. 19, starting at 2 p.m. The students are taught by Victor and Tanya Shevtsov – authors, composers and concert pianists. They specialize in preparing high-level
students for performing careers. The concert, as with all Clef Society events, is free to members. Non-members can buy a membership at the door or purchase an individual ticket for $10. Refreshments are served at intermission. The concert is taking place in Room 103 at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave.
Gypsy music and dance is in the spotlight at an upcoming show in Burnaby.
The Roma Gry Gypsy Dance Group is hosting a show on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Edmonds Community Centre. The event will include music and dance performances, as well as storytelling and audience participation. Roma Gry is a nonprofit Vancouver-based performance troupe that’s dedicated to keeping the culture, music and dance of the Romani people alive. “Our organization’s mandate is to uphold and make available to others the culture of the Romani
(Gypsy) people, including the passion, character and history of their dance, music and folklore,” said an email from Kate Kovaleva. For more on the group, check out www.romagry. com. For tickets to the Edmonds show, call 778683-6463 or 778-251-3159. They will also be available at the door. Tickets are $20. Do you have an item for Lively City? Send arts and entertainment ideas to Julie, firstname.lastname@example.org, or find her on Twitter, @juliemaclellan.
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urnaby’s Down Syndrome Research Foundation received a financial boost from the RBC Foundation in December. The bank’s charitable arm donated $10,000 to the foundation, which runs programs for people with Down syndrome, and evaluates the programs’ efficacy with state-of-theart MEG brain scans. The RBC donation will go towards the foundation’s Pathways to Independence program, which teaches reading, writing, math, social communication, budgeting and navigation. For more on the foundation, go to www.dsrf. org.
Time to mark your calendars for the Burnaby Neighbourhood House’s annual fundraising gala. This year’s event is set for Feb. 15 at the Burnaby Firefighters Club at Metrotown, and tickets are $100 each, but tables of 10 are $900. The theme is Grand Prix in Monte Carlo. To order tickets, call the neighbourhood house at 604-431-0400. The neighbourhood house runs a variety of programs that make the city more welcoming, while bringing neighbours closer together.
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The Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C. has been inundated with donations of used Christmas trees to help create more comfortable spaces for recovering animals. Every year, the asso-
ciation puts out a call for used trees for the rehabilitation pens at the centre by Burnaby Lake. The trees are used for recovering birds and mammals that need a place to perch. The NOW first covered the story last week, and other media outlets picked it up, leading to a deluge of donations. “We have a lot of trees,” said Yolanda Brooks, spokesperson for the association. “It was on CTV, CBC, Citytv, … I did a national interview on Friday, so we have at least 100 trees, and, yes, we will use them.” In the meantime, people can stop donating the trees to the association. If you still need to get rid of your tree, Burnaby’s EcoCentre at, 4855 Still Creek, will compost them. Do you have an item for Here & Now? Send ideas from the community to Jennifer, email@example.com. You can also find her on Twitter, @JenniferMoreau.
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athy Kinloch, who has been the president of Vancouver Community College since 2010, took the top spot at the British Columbia Institute of Technology this week. Prior to her stint at VCC, Kinloch was the dean of BCIT’s school of health sciences from 2007 to 2010, according to a press release from BCIT. “On behalf of the BCIT board of governors, I would like to formally
welcome Kathy back to the BCIT team,” Taj Mitha, chair of the board of governors, said in the release. “Kathy’s credentials are impeccable, and the board of governors is confident that she is the right individual to lead the institute at this critical time. We are certain that under Ms. Kinloch’s guidance, BCIT will continue to effectively support the economic and workforce objectives of B.C.’s jobs plan.” BCIT’s former president, Don Wright, stepped down last February. Chris Golding, vice-president of institute planning, learning and technology services, has served as acting president since then. Kinloch will be the institute’s first female president.
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JANUARY 14, 2014 Vancouver College, a K-12 Catholic school for boys established by the Christian Brothers in 1922, is holding its annual Open House for prospective students and families on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at 5400 Cartier Street, Vancouver, BC, V6M 3A5. For more information call 604-261-4285 or visit www.vc.bc.ca (Applications are available online or from the Main Office)
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A win cannot always be measured by numbers on a scoreboard. That is the way the Simon Fraser University hockey club must be feeling following an exciting one-goal loss to storied NCAA Division I program University of North Dakota before approximately 1,000 fans in the finale at the Great Northwest Showcase on Saturday. The Clan rebounded from an 8-1 loss to Princeton University on Friday to put a scare into 23rd-ranked University of North Dakota – a program with 15 NHL draft picks on its roster – before falling 4-3 to the Fighting Sioux on senior captain Dillon Simpson’s second goal of the game with less than five minutes left to play in the third period. “We were solid for 40 minutes yesterday, and then we kind of let it get away from us. But we switched it up today and stuck to it. I was really proud of the boys tonight,” said SFU player of the game Graeme Gordon. Gordon was a big key to SFU’s success, stopping 47 of 51 shots, including a penalty shot attempt late in the middle period by Rocco Grimaldi. After watching the University of B.C. upset North Dakota 3-2 in overtime on Friday, Gordon said he swore to be at his best when SFU met the Fighting Sioux. “I felt I had to be big against North Dakota,” Gordon said. “All day I was thinking about today.” Although lacking in overall team speed, SFU played the right system to keep the quick North
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The stopper: Simon Fraser University goalie Graeme Gordon was the Clan’s player of the game following a 47-save performance in a 4-3 loss to the University of North Dakota at the Great Northwest Showcase.
Dakota attack to the outside, while allowing the Clan to keep the score close and take advantage of its chances when they came. After a scoreless first period, SFU newcomer Scott Brkich got his chance, tying the contest 1-1 with a shot from the point on a power play in reply to Grimaldi’s earlier extraman goal. SFU then took an early third-period lead on Taylor Piller’s shot on goal off a quick counter up the rightside boards with Nick Sandor creating a distraction in front of the net. North Dakota took the lead 3-2 on a pair of goals
less than a minute apart when Stephane Pattyn snapped an unassisted goal on a three-on-two break at 7:10. But SFU wasn’t done. Sandor cashed in with an easy tap-in from Jono Ceci to tie the contest with SFU on a five-on-three power play. Plans are already in the works to get commitments from four more Div. I teams over the next two years to headline future showcases, said SFU head coach Coletta. “Our job is to do it again next year,” he said. “I hope the fans enjoyed it.”
One program that certainly did was the University of British Columbia, which swept its two games with the U.S. schools for a secFor ond straight year at photos the showcase. and a UBC followed video, scan up its win over with North Dakota with Layar a 1-0 victory over Princeton. Last year, the Thunderbirds defeated club teams from Arizona State and Oklahoma universities. “It shows how good Canadian hockey is,” said UBC head coach Milan Dragicevic. “It’s a big step for our program. We’ve
never swept an NCAA series in the 12 years I’ve been here.” For former Western Hockey League Seattle Thunderbird Luke Lockhart, it was a fun way to get ready for the conference season at hand. “I think we proved a lot,” said Lockhart after the win over Princeton. “It was obviously a big accomplishment. We now want to take that, and we’re looking to finish our season and have a big push.” This Saturday, SFU takes on Thompson Rivers University at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre at 7 p.m.
Racing team runs fast lap prior to Daytona 24 hour The Spirit of Daytona Racing team left the November TUDOR United SportsCar Championship open test at Daytona International Speedway with a torn-up race car. The team returned to Daytona this weekend for the Roar Before the Rolex 24 with a brand-new race car and took the honours of running the fastest lap on the final day of the three-day test session. Richard Westbrook – who avoided injury in the November incident – led the Prototype com-
petitors with a lap of 1:39.748 (128.484 m.p.h.) in the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP he co-drives with Burnaby’s Michael Valiante and Mike Rockenfeller. “We’re really happy with the test, especially after the accident here in November,” Westbrook said in an IMSA.com press release. “That was the worst possible start for our 2014 campaign. Ironically, it’s helped turn everything around. Now, we’ve got a brand new car, the guys are on top
of it, and I’ve got two great teammates. It’s still early, but we had a fantastic, trouble-free test and a nice car. Daytona is a fantastic place to drive when you have a nice car. I’m ready to race now, but now the team has to work on a lot of the boring stuff, working on all the details to make sure we’re up front on Sunday, Jan. 26.” Teams have less than three weeks to make final preparations for the 52nd Rolex 24 at Daytona before opening practice and qualifying on Jan. 23.
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Burnaby Lakers’ Tyler Digby garnered six points, including a hat trick, in his National Lacrosse League debut. But despite Digby’s season-opening heroics, the Vancouver Stealth lost its pro lacrosse league opener 13-12 to the Colorado Mammoth on Saturday. The win for Colorado was its first of the season and only its second victory in the last 13 matchups with the Stealth franchise. Vancouver overcame a 3-1 first-quarter deficit sparked by former New Westminster Salmonbellie Alex Gajic’s first of the year in the opening two minutes of the second quarter. Cliff Smith, potted a pair later in the period, and Digby, Vancouver’s rookie righthander, scored his first career NLL goal to put the Stealth into the lead for the first time in the game at 4-3. Vancouver’s Rhys Duch, who led the Stealth with four goals, tallied his hattrick goal in the opening minute of the third stanza. But Colorado rallied with six counters in the period to retake the lead 10-9. The Mammoth held onto the advantage through the final quarter despite gametying goals by both Lewis Ratcliff and Cody Bremner in the first half of the fourth quarter. Adam Jones got the game-winner for Colorado with his third goal of the game at 10:47 of the fourth. Digby closed out the scoring for the Stealth with his hat-trick goal in a sixpoint debut. Gajic led all scorers with eight points, including seven assists. New Lakers goalie Tyler Richards made 34 saves in the Vancouver net. The Stealth will be looking for its first win of the year, when they host the Minnesota Swarm in its Lower Mainland home opener at the Langley Events Centre on Saturday. Game time is 7 p.m.
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Two-time American Elite national champion cyclist Zak Kovalcik won the pro-elite omnium at the Burnaby 4 Day bike race at the Burnaby Velodrome over the Christmas holidays. Kovalcik won the Omni with a total of 141 points over 19-year-old provincial time trial champion Kyle Buckosky of Surrey. Buckosky garnered 105 points over the four-day event, while local rider Jake Schwingboth was third overall with 96 points. Kovalcik opened with wins in the 40-lap scratch race and the Madison with teammate Patrick Jacks. He followed that up with a win in the 70-lap scratch on Dec. 28, and wins in the elimination and win-andout race on the Sunday. On the final Monday, Kovalcik placed first in both the 60lap scratch and Madison with Jacks. Buckosky had wins in Friday’s elimination, Saturday’s points and Saturday and Sunday’s Madisons with partner Emile De Rosnay. Canadian team rider Laura Brown, who posted her first World Cup vic-
tory in a points race in Manchester, won the elite women’s omnium, sweeping all three elite races. Steph Roorda, who won a gold medal in team pursuit with the Canadian national team in Mexico, was second overall. Jasmine Glaesser, who won a bronze medal in team pursuit with Canada at the London Olympics, placed in third spot. U.S. Grand Prix sprint champion Bernard Esterhuiven, a 21-year-old South African cyclist, won the sprint omnium with wins on each day of racing over runner-up Evan Carey. In the B omnium, Evan Burtnik edged out Jackson Pickell and Michael Wegner for top spot. Cordel Dickie narrowly defeated runners-up Zayne Heyes and Christopher MacLeod with a pair of wins in Sunday’s final scratch and points races to take first place in the C omnium. In the youth omniums, Ciara MacKenzie and Stefan Ritter were both clear winners in the women’s and men’s divisions. – Tom Berridge
The United States blanked Team Pacific 4-0 to win their fourth gold medal at the World under-17 Hockey Challenge Saturday in Sydney, N.S. The championship win was also the third over Team Pacific, including earlier titles in 2001 and 2002. Zach Sawchenko was busy in the Pacific goal, stopping 48 of 52 shots fired his way. Pacific mustered just 12 shots in reply. Team Pacific earned itself at least the silver medal, doubling eventual bronze medallist Russia 7-3 in a semifinal. Burnaby’s Ty Ronning had a goal and a single assist, while former Northwest Giants major midget forward Jansen Harkins also scored one of Pacific’s three second-period goals, which proved the difference in the game. Pacific won its pool for the first time since 2006, fashioning a win/loss record of 3-1, including a 3-1 pool-clinching win over Sweden. Harkins assisted on two goals in the win. Ronning finished up with two goals and two helpers, while Harkins led Canada with five assists. – Tom Berridge
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House hockey: New Westminster Royals defenceman Axel Sanderson, with puck, scored a goal in the peewee C2 team’s 4-0 win over Burnaby C1 at Burnaby 8Rinks on Sunday. Burnaby’s Himmet Pawa, left, and goalie Henry Rankin prepare for Sanderson’s shot on goal.
Burnaby Minor product a star Mark Olver of Burnaby is starting out the new year in much the same way he ended 2013. The Lake Erie Monster centre was a game star in back-to-back wins over the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League last weekend. Olver scored his ninth goal of the season and was a second star in a four-point outing in the Monsters’ 6-1 win over the Ads on Jan. 4. The Burnaby Minor product was also named a third star following his gamewinning goal in Friday’s 4-2 win over Milwaukee. A week earlier, Olver closed out the old year with a first-star nod and the gamewinner in overtime in a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Wolves on Dec. 28. Earlier in December, Olver scored a goal and was named a second star in Lake Erie’s 3-2 win over the Rochester Americans.
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Wafers, 250g ....................... 2FOR
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Light Rye Bread 650g ..........................................
Inside Round Steaks Grade AA
Striploin Steak Grade AA
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Mineral Water 1L................ 2FOR
Black Forest Ham 100g.....................
Almond Cookies 300g ............................................
Sliced Mushroom, 284ml ...... 2FOR
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Beer Sausage 100g .............................
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Foccacia Bread 430g ............................................
Canadian Edam Cheese 100g .............
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