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Mounties have arrested two Burnaby residents in relation to a string of property thefts in the city. Late last year, RCMP was alerted to a series of residential apartment break-ins and thefts from storage lockers across Burnaby. The detachment’s prolific offender suppression team was assigned to the case and, together with a crime analyst, embarked on an investigation to identify commonalities between the thefts, according to a media release from the department. “As a result of intelligence gathered, members from the team identified a wellknown prolific offender and arrested him … without incident, ending the crime spree in the area,” stated the release. Officers arrested the suspect on Jan. 7 and executed a search warrant at a home in Burnaby. During the search, police discovered a plethora of allegedly stolen property including passports, driver’s licences, social insurance cards, care cards, department store credit cards, mail and computer equipment, the release added. Burnaby RCMP will now process the hundreds of items with “the intent of linking the items to the rightful owners,” the release stated. Burnaby resident Paul Roderick Lindsell, 32, is now facing two counts of break and enter and one count of identity theft. Barbara Ann Lawrence, 47, also of Burnaby, has been charged with one count of identity theft and one count of breach of probation. Both Lindsell and Lawrence have been remanded into custody. Lindsell is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 29, and Lawrence has been scheduled to appear on Feb. 21.
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Brentwood mall’s first tower and a business centre in the Big Bend are heading for public hearing next month. The city will open its doors once again to allow citizens to speak on the proposed 53-storey highrise at Brentwood mall and a mixed-use development in the Big Bend. Both are up for comment at a public hearing on Feb. 25. The hearing gives the public a chance to comment on the proposed developments but not to debate the issues with council. Shape Properties has put forward the rezoning application to allow for its 53storey residential tower on a three-sto-
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planning and building, in a report. “With the exception of the balconies, all exterior elements are clad in highly durable materials that add to the texture of the development.” The minimum unit size for the onebedroom units will be 538 square feet, whereas smaller one-bedroom units are intended to “provide a level of affordability for new home ownership and rental.” Atop the commercial podium is a combined rental and strata amenity level, a 14,600-square-foot indoor area that includes a fitness facility, media room, games room, business and study centre, music room, kitchen and dining area. There’s also an outdoor amenity area with a fitness space, outdoor seating, children’s Hearing Page 4
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Burnaby’s neighbour wants to bring in an advanced material recovery and recycling facility, but the waste diversion alternative will most likely never replace incineration in Metro Vancouver. The City of Coquitlam has given an early green light to Belkorp Environmental Services Inc. to invest about $30 million to develop a 260,000-tonne capacity facility, which the company says will create 80 jobs, ensure more than 80 per cent of customers’ unsorted waste is diverted from disposal, and be built with no expense to the taxpayer. But Metro Vancouver’s bylaw 280 specifically deals with recovery facilities and has specific stipulations with sorting garbage. At the Jan. 20 Coquitlam council meeting, council further reiterated its support for the facility, which hinges on Metro Vancouver approving the pending licence. However, Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie, chair of Metro Van’s zero-waste committee, said while they support private material recovery facilities, it must have garbage separation at the source. “In other words, homeowners take out the cardboard, newspaper, plastics, and we have had that program in place in Metro Vancouver for at least 20 years, and a reason for that, we believe that if you have source separation for your recycling and your organics, then the quality is the best if it’s separated at the source as opposed to being separated later.” Would it serve as an alternative to Burnaby’s incinerator? Not likely, since Metro Vancouver has committed to a second incinerator in the region. “The other thing to note, this is something important, companies always miss this fact, they ask, ‘Let us do this, that and the other,’ avoiding having to provide to the incinerator,” Brodie said. “The fact is, we have a million tons per year of garbage, materials that have to be
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New direction? Burnaby’s waste-to-energy facility has become the subject of controversy, but it’s unlikely the region will choose to go with alternatives to incineration. disposed of either in an incinerator in Burnaby or at the Vancouver landfill in Delta, and the Cache Creek landfill – it has to be dealt with at those places.” Brodie said the new incinerator will replace the Cache Creek landfill, which will bring up the capacity from 370,000 tons to 700,000 tons. “So, we have to make significant progress in terms of reducing the garbage stream,” he said. “Right now, the reason we’re at 58 per cent diversion and want to get to 70 per cent diversion, then we want to get to 80 per cent
and the new facility we’re planning for is based on getting to that 80 per cent.” Brodie said the other reason why Belkorp is pushing for this new facility, is because it runs the Cache Creek landfill and the contract ends in 2016. However, Russ Black, Belkorp’s vice-president of corporate development, says Metro Vancouver has achieved what it can with the Burnaby incinerator for the last 20 years. Incinerator Page 4
Planning a future for community schools Stefania Seccia staff reporter
A steering committee will be struck and city staffers will be involved in the Burnaby community school strategic plan. The strategic plan is expected to provide direction for community schools in Burnaby, and maximize their effectiveness and resources to meet the fluctuating needs of Burnaby citizens.
Council approved staff to participate in the plan at its Jan. 27 meeting. “Shifting demographics, limited budgets and new techniques to evaluate the effectiveness of community schools have created an opportunity to review Burnaby’s community school model,” said Dave Ellenwood, director of parks and recreation. “A new strategic plan will provide direction for the community school model in
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As for community schools, Ellenwood says community schools maximize the use of school district facilities. “They assist the community in solving issues of local concern,” he added. The steering committee will be made up of 11 members, including two community school principals, a community school coordinator, a city councillor and a Schools Page 5
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Incinerator: Does region have an alternative for waste? continued from page 3
“The choices now are burn it and put it into the air, or break the bag and recycle it – communities that don’t want to put it in the air are going to advanced material recovery and recycling facilities,” Black said. Other than in Coquitlam, there are also proposed facilities in Vancouver and Surrey that Metro Van is also stalling with bylaw 280. “We want to see source separation happen,” he said. “Mayor Brodie is out of step with the new regulations that have just occurred.” Black also said Metro
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Working to save the sharks Burnaby woman leads the way in the anti-shark fin movement
Community Living gets space in centre Stefania Seccia staff reporter
City council approved 706 square feet for the Community Living Society in the Holdom Resource Centre at its Jan. 27 meeting, and will give a 50 per cent lease grant of $4,366. The society, founded in the 1970s would use the space to support seniors with disabilities, including community-connection and recreation programming, a meal program and health/lifestyle education sessions. The society works with individuals with disabilities and their families, to help design the type and amount of support needed to help increase independence. Burnaby Family Life, Burnaby Community Services (on behalf of the Burnaby Taskforce on Homelessness) and Livebridge Intercultural Family and Counselling Services Society, also applied for city space.
A Burnaby woman at the forefront of the anti-shark fin movement says people need to watch what they eat, especially when it comes to seafood. “We really need to look at what we’re eating, and we need to understand where food comes from and how it affects ourselves and our planet,” said Burnaby’s Claudia Li, cofounder of the hua foundation. Li’s comments came on the heels of a new study that found one-third of the world’s sharks and rays is at risk of extinction. “We’ve always known the numbers we’ve been using, around the number of sharks being killed or harvested every year, was on the lower or more conservative side,” Li told the NOW. “This problem is as bad as we thought it was. The numbers are bigger.” ELife, an online science journal, published the study on Jan. 21, and SFU biology professor Nick Dulvy was one of the researchers involved. Incidentally, Dulvy has volunteered as an advisor to Li’s group, previously called Shark Truth. While the study showed many species of sharks and rays are threatened, Dulvy could not estimate when they would become extinct if nothing changes. “Unless we do something, those populations will keep declining,” Dulvy told the NOW. One way local people can help is by buying products marked “Ocean Wise,” a consumer label for sustainably sourced seafood. “It very often means the sustainability of those fishes includes consideration of the collateral damage of those fisheries,” Dulvy said.
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Two charities will be the recipients of $15,000 from the 2013 RCMP Musical Ride that took over Swangard Stadium last August. Both the Rotary Club and Law Enforcement Torch Run will split the ticket revenues, minus the expenses. The summer event saw more than 4,200 people attend, and featured performances by the Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe Band and CircusWest.
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Warning: Burnaby’s Claudia Li says people need to watch what they eat when it comes to seafood and protecting declining shark populations. Sharks are often targeted for their fins, which are used in shark fin soup, or fishermen, who are netting other species, take them in as by-catch. “And they are valuable by-catch,”
Dulvy said. “Fishermen don’t really go out of their way to avoid them.” Follow Jennifer on Twitter, @JenniferMoreau
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school trustee, among a few others related to the community school network. Since the designation of the first community school in 1976, Burnaby has expe-
rienced rapid population growth,” he said. “In 1976, the city had a population of 131,600 residents, while in 2011, it had a population of 223,220 residents. In addition to population growth,
the city has become increasingly diverse socially, economically and culturally.” Ellenwood expects the steering committee will meet four times, starting in early 2014. At the
end of its term, the committee will recommend a plan, which will have to be approved by the school district, parks, recreation and culture commission, and Burnaby council.
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Liberals should learn from expensive mistakes legislature, and the NDP, with just two Once again our provincial governseats, didn’t even qualify for full party ment has spun for us a cautionary tale. status. This one is rooted deeply enough in The Liberals were on a mission, and the past to qualify as historic. they tackled it with a venIt was 2002. British geance. Anyone who had supColumbians had elected a ported the NDP was to pay for new government about a Burnaby NOW the previous decade. year earlier. It was a brand Nurses and health-care new government. Gordon workers had already been put in their Campbell’s Liberals had trounced a place, and now it was the teachers’ turn. scandal-ridden NDP government at A signed and sealed contract the polls with a phenomenal majority. between teachers and their employer The Liberals had 77 of 79 seats in the
– effectively, the province of B.C. – included such provisions as limits to class sizes. No more. The Liberals enacted legislation that effectively nullified that contract. And they virtually dared the B.C. Teachers’ Federation to do something about it. The BCTF took up the gauntlet – and took the government to court. And they won. The court declared the Liberal legislation illegal.
But like any a schoolyard bully feeling bolstered by overwhelming might, the Liberal government responded by enacting new legislation … which the courts have again ruled against, awarding the BCTF $2 million in damages. The hard feelings that the Liberals’ ill-conceived reactionary efforts have engendered won’t abate soon. But there might be some hope – if the government gives up its folly and finally gives the teachers their courtordered due.
Is compromise possible on transit? IN MY OPINION
he increasingly serious game of chicken between the provincial government and the mayors of Metro Vancouver over transit funding shows no sign of ending. Last week, I wrote that the transit referendum scheduled for the fall faced a rocky road before actually being held. Now, however, the standoff casts doubt on whether that referendum will actually be held at the same time as the upcoming municipal elections. Transportation Minister Todd Stone now insists he wants the mayors to craft a “vision” of transit priorities, and he plans to use that to frame the question to put to voters in the fall. Good luck with that. Historically, the mayors have displayed little evidence of agreeing on how to pay for transit improvements. For example, proposals like a parking tax or a vehicle levy have been kicked around from time to time, but various mayors have balked at those ideas. Then there is the question of transit priorities. This is where
searching for that elusive consensus really breaks down. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson wants a rapid transit line down West Broadway out to the University of B.C. But Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts (whose municipality is the fastest growing of them all) insists three light rail lines are needed in her town. Then there is New Westminster. The first capital city’s ancient network of roads can’t handle much more traffic, a fact cemented by the recent influx of cars and trucks avoiding the Port Mann Bridge toll in favour of the Pattullo Bridge, which feeds into the city. And so, New Westminster doesn’t want an expanded Pattullo Bridge, which is what Surrey favours. Can’t everyone just get along? Stone and Premier Christy Clark are adamant the referendum will be held. But given the apparent unanimous opposition of the mayors affected by it, it is hard to see the point of carrying through with it. If the mayors don’t deliver that “vision” of transit priorities that Stone is looking for, what kind of question would he put on the ballot? Does he ask voters to approve some kind of tax or levy that isn’t supported by the mayors, only to watch as it is voted down? Because the referendum was Referendum Page 7
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Don’t insult the city’s electorate Dear Editor:
Re: Burnaby suffers without opposition, In My Opinion, Burnaby NOW, Jan. 24. I read with interest the opinion piece of Rick McGowan. Golly, I had no idea we were living in a “benevolent dictatorship” in Burnaby! Seems Mr. McGowan has little faith in the workings of the civic government in our city. He seems to have no trust in the many volunteers who give up their time to sit on committees dealing with everything from traffic control to library boards, etc. There are hundreds of folks working hard to make the city a better place to live. Don’t insult them by suggesting their motives are suspect and do not represent an independent point of view.
You claim to have no one to “complain” to, as all elected officials do not share your concerns. Well, Rick, you seem to get a lot of “ink” in the Burnaby NOW, and good for you for expressing your opinions. But I would suggest you not insult the electorate for expressing their opinions. They have chosen to elect the current council and school trustees and may very well do so again, that will be their choice in November. In the meantime, as you say in your letter – keep shining your light on city hall, it’s your right to do so. I am a volunteer in the community policing Speed Watch program. You are more than welcome to join us; it might give you a different perspective of the hard-working volunteers making a difference in our city. Gord Larkin, Burnaby
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Re: Forum: Apology should include tax refund, Burnaby NOW, Jan. 22. As a Chinese Canadian with grandparents that came in the 1890s, I have heard about the suffering due to the head tax and stories of discrimination. But let’s not forget that Canada was good for Chinese
Kelvin Chan, Burnaby
Referendum: Postponement may be the Liberals’ only viable option continued from page 6
a campaign promise in the B.C. Liberal platform, it’s hard to see the government bailing on it entirely, even though the Opposition New Democrats are calling for it to be scrapped. Part of the sensitivity here is the painful lesson learned from the HST debacle: don’t spring a new tax on voters without getting their approval first, or before at least spending a long time educating them about the need for it. A possible compromise here would be to hold the referendum at a later date. As I noted last week, a number of mayors are spooked at asking voters to approve a new revenue measure in a referendum at the same time they are seeking re-election. A better, and more workable, option may be to hold the referendum
next spring or even next fall. After all, even in the unlikelihood of a referendum question being approved by the voters in the fall, no new transit project is going to be built any time soon. Whether it’s the UBC rapid transit line or a Surrey light rail line or a further extension of SkyTrain, any such project won’t begin being built for at least a year anyway. So there is no urgent need to have the referendum in the fall. The premier says she favours the fall vote because voters will be more focused, and she argues that an election is the perfect time for a debate to occur around issues and policies. She may be right about that, but voter turnout in municipal elections is usually quite low. Given what’s at stake regarding
potential transit improvements (there are about $20 billion worth of projects on various drawing boards) surely the best scenario is to hold a referendum when there is more enthusiasm for it. The provincial government needs the mayors to buy into this scheme. And the mayors need to put aside their parochial positions and come up with a regional plan (however difficult it may be to achieve that). The government, having been elected with a transit referendum as part of its campaign platform, can legitimately argue the voters have endorsed such a thing. But the mayors can also argue they are beholden to their constituents – and not the region – at election time. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C.
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A healthy community starts with each person within it, and that’s who the organizers of the My Health My Community survey hope to hear from. Christie Wall, Fraser Health’s community health specialist in Burnaby, wants to renew interest in the survey that started in June. It asks people aged 18 and over to provide information about their health, lifestyle, community involvement and neighbourhood characteristics. The health survey is a joint initiative by Fraser Health, Vancouver Coastal Health and the University of British Columbia, which aims to know how lifestyle choices, the environment, neighbourhood characteristics and daily life interactions affect people’s health. “The survey asks questions ranging from whether or not we have safe places to walk and play, and access to fruits and vegetables in our neighbourhood, to whether we feel a sense of connectedness,” Wall told the NOW. Wall said the City of Burnaby has stepped up to help promote the initiative. “The City of Burnaby has also been working with us to promote the survey through linking to (the survey’s) pages on their website,” she said. “Their support
has been crucial.” City staff have also worked with Fraser Health, Cascade Heights Elementary School students, Voices of Burnaby Seniors and the Burnaby Access Advisory Committee to assess accessibility in the Cascade Heights area. “The information they gathered will be used to improve pedestrian environments,” she said. “For example, we know that smooth sidewalks, curb ramps and safe crosswalks encourage people to walk more and get outside and meet neighbours.” Wall said she hopes other community organizations and individuals will now help spread the word and consider having field surveyors at public events. “New year’s resolutions and the end of the holiday season mark a time of renewed focus on health for many individuals,” she said. “However, sometimes in our focus on nutrition, physical activity and smoking behaviours, we can forget that work, love and play also influence our health.” According to the initiative’s website, it follows strict privacy practices and has safeguards in place concerning the information collected. The survey will end on March 31. “We hope Burnaby residents will resolve to not only improve their own individual health, but also the health of their community,” she added. For more information about the survey or to register, visit www.myhealthmy community.org. www.twitter.com/stefania_seccia
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After 37 years of trying to bring Burnaby to the people, city clerk Maryann Manuel is retiring. During her career, Manuel has held several positions at the city, in the clerks department and as Mayor Derek Corrigan’s executive assistant, before taking on the city clerk role in the summer of 2012. “We bring the people to Burnaby,” Manuel said about her job’s purpose. “But
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Clerk: ‘My heart is here. It always has been,’ says Manuel continued from page 9 said, and was then promoted a few more years ago, she saw a newspaper adver- times after that. Through her position as committee tisement for typing tests the city was running at Burnaby Central high school. She secretary, Manuel said she got to know passed her typing test and they offered the current mayor at the committee level. her one of two jobs, either at the health After the working relationship she built department, which was part of city hall at with him, she became his executive assistant. the time, or in the clerk’s department. “I worked with Derek for nine years as “I didn’t know what a clerk’s department was,” she said. “I had no idea. I was his executive assistant,” she said. “He’s just been so good to me. And he (knew) 21 years old.” Manuel decided to take on the “clerk what I could do as clerk.” When the former city clerk left, Corrigan typist 2” position, and from there she asked Manuel to take over temporarily as eventually worked her way to the top. “It was sort of the entry level back in acting city clerk until they found one in those days,” she said. “The very, very bot- the interim. Manuel was meant to stay on tom. Basically, it was just typing back on for only three months in July 2012. “There’s a very close relationship the Smith Corona’s (typewriters) with the carbon paper and four different colours.” between a mayor and a clerk, between a council and a clerk,” she said. Manuel quickly climbed “When I came back to this the ranks and was promoted “There’s a very department, it was just like several times within the clerks close relationcoming home again.” department. But after so many years, “I was always on the move,” ship between Manuel said she’s met her she said. “I was just a sponge a mayor and a capacity and is ready to retire. back in those days. I couldn’t stay doing any one thing for a clerk. … When I Also, watching the years of – working on the long period of time. I needed came back to this planning city’s four quadrants’ developmore. I needed to challenge ment – makes her feel “a part department, it myself.” history.” One memory that sticks was just like com- of that “I’m old school, I’m so out for Manuel is when she ing home again.” old school,” she added. “I’ve attended town hall meetings handled the council agenda about housing compaction, MARYANN MANUEL as a piece of paper. We all which would essentially crecity clerk have. And now we have the eate smaller lots. She attendagenda project roll out coming ed the public meetings with Coun. Vic Stusiak, who had the idea out very soon, within weeks. … I’m just a deer in the headlights on this one.” about shrinking lot sizes. Although Manuel is leaving now, she “Nobody wanted housing compaction,” she remembered. “Those public said she’ll be part of the team who hires meetings were hostile. They were awful. the next city clerk. Until a new city clerk is What was thought to be a good idea, chosen, Sid Cleave, deputy city clerk, will turned out to be not such a good idea as take on the role. Manuel said she’s taking away the far as the public was concerned. Oh boy, I was frightened to go to my car in the close, personal relationships she’s developed with each councillor, the mayor and parking lot.” After years of working as a typist, and the city’s different department heads durthen as the records clerk, Manuel received ing her 37 years. “I just fell in love with Burnaby,” she a promotion that put her in contact with said. “Even though I live in Surrey, my the various council committees. “I was promoted to committee secre- heart is here. It always has been.” Follow Stefania on Twitter, @stefania_seccia tary, and that’s when the fun started,” she
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Everyone knows it as a popular DreamWorks movie starring a big green ogre, a beautiful princess and a wisecracking donkey. Now it’s coming to the stage in Burnaby, as Western Canada’s first production of Shrek the Musical runs at the Michael J. Fox Theatre from Feb. 7 to 22. Shrek is being staged by Align Entertainment, a new local theatre company formed with an eye to bringing new, family-friendly theatre productions to local audiences. The production stars Will Hopkins as Shrek, Ranae Miller as Princess Fiona and Caleb Di Pomponio as Donkey, with Cory Haas as Lord Farquaad and Cathy Wilmot as Dragon. Chad Matchette, one of the founding partners of the company, said the idea of bringing Shrek to the stage has been percolating for him since he saw it in London when he travelled there in 2012. Once he and some longtime friends in theatre decided to set up their own company, it was a natural fit to bring Shrek the Musical to the local stage. The show has all of the elements they were looking for: great messages, great music and a whole lot of fun. Matchette noted that the story – which follows the adventures of the outcast ogre and his unlikely donkey companion as they embark on a mission to rescue Princess Fiona – has excellent messages for kids. There are strong storylines about bullying and about being yourself, even when being yourself means being different. “That’s really the heart of the show … you don’t have to be perfect, you don’t have to be who people expect you to be. You can be you,” he said. In keeping with that theme, the company has teamed up with Stop A Bully Foundation and will be donating 10 per cent of the profits to its cause.
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Centre stage: Ranae Miller as Princess Fiona, Will Hopkins as Shrek and Caleb Di Pomponio as Donkey in Shrek the Musical, presented by Align Entertainment at the Michael J. Fox Theatre. But Matchette is quick to note that the show isn’t just a moral-of-the-story kind of play – it’s a genuinely fun, exuberant production, with colourful costumes and a cast of familiar fairy-tale characters. “It’s all wrapped around crazy fun musical numbers, big dance numbers,” he said, noting the music includes some traditional Broadway-style music as well as big rock numbers, all accompanied by a live, 15-piece orchestra. For Miller, having a chance to be in
Shrek is a huge opportunity. “I never thought that anyone would put on Shrek,” she said, adding she’s delighted to be playing Fiona. “She’s unlike any character that’s out there. She’s the ingénue and she’s the quirky best friend, all at the same time. It’s so fun to play.” She pointed out that the romantic leads, in the characters of Shrek and Fiona, aren’t exactly the traditional “prince and princess” role. “They break some boundaries with the
classic leading man and leading lady,” she said with a laugh. Miller said the show has been a big draw for performers since word first got out about it. “People are coming out because they are excited to have that scale of a show in Vancouver,” she said. Matchette said response to the company’s audition notices was “unbelievable,” with more than 200 people turning out to Shrek Page 23
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7 p.m. in the James Cowan Theatre at the Shadbolt Centre. The showcase will feature more than 40 high-quality photographic prints and more than 20 slide shows set to music. Subjects run the gamut from rock climbing in the Rocky Mountains and travelling in Iceland, to a rodeo, a hot-air balloon festival and more. Tickets for the showcase are $18. Call the Shadbolt box office at 604-205-3000. Those interested in
the work can also stop by the Shadbolt Centre during the week – running from now until Feb. 1, the society is exhibiting large framed prints in the lobby. The show is free all week, including Saturday, and you can vote on your favourite print. Check www.burnaby photographicsociety.com for more about the group. And if you’re interested in the showcase, you’re encouraged to buy tickets ahead – organizers warn that it’s been sold out near-
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Is there a boy in your house who likes to sing? The B.C. Boys’ Choir is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year, and as part of the celebrations it’s offering its SongWave Boys Honour Choir program for boys around the region. Boys aged seven to 12 who love to sing can “test-drive” the choir for six weeks, a press release
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Dania Home Society and Dania Society operate three seniors’ residences on a seven-and-a-half acre site on Norland Avenue in central Burnaby. One of those buildings offers complex care – which is 24-hour, skilled nursing care – for the elderly, but that will be replaced with a new building that can house more seniors. “With the new home, Dania’s vision to be leaders in providing comprehensive care through innovation and outreach, while expanding and enhancing our facilities in response to the changing needs of our community, is coming true,” said
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BBN 3 Pledge redesign con’t from cover approaches in business can increase savings and reduce harmful greenhouse gases and wasted energy. The Pledge for a Sustainable Community website helps businesses realize these goals with tips, education and structured steps depending on the level the organization is at. “We launched the Pledge for a Sustainable Community about a year ago and we were surprised and thrilled with the amount of immediate uptake we received from our business community,” remarked BBOT President & CEO Paul Holden. “The goal of the site then and now is to showcase the environmental leadership of businesses in Burnaby, and to provide advice and tips to help businesses develop a more sustainable approach. We realized after our ﬁrst site
www.bbot.ca that we needed to build a better, more interactive web resource so that we can continue to engage with our pledge takers, increase participation, and create a platform off of which we can springboard all of the BBOT’s environmental sustainability-related programming.” With over 100 organizations from around the Lower Mainland already having taken the Pledge, the goal now, in addition to program growth, is to have existing pledge takers report back on their progress and share their successes, which the BBOT will help promote through their new Pledge eNewsletter and in the new website’s Success Stories section. As part of the re-launch, the BBOT has also announced a new partnership with Climate Smart and Vancity to deliver a training and certiﬁcation program to help twenty BBOT members lower their
greenhouse gas emissions through waste and energy reduction strategies. Vancity, through its Community Project Grants program, has made available twenty $500 grants towards Climate Smart program fees for participating businesses. “The Pledge for a Sustainable Community platform is a fantastic resource for our members and the community. But it’s important for us as a business association to provide additional tools to our Pledge Takers and members to help them measure, reduce and quantify their sustainability performance. A partnership with Vancity and Climate Smart has given us the tools to provide additional value and beneﬁt to our members as we strive to become a more sustainable community,” said Holden. And it makes good business sense from a cost standpoint as well says Climate Smart
President, Elizabeth Sheehan. “There is a common misconception that a low carbon economy will burden businesses,” said Sheehan. “But in fact the evidence shows that reducing emissions is good for your bottom line, not just your image. Case studies from a sample of 40 Climate Smart businesses show a total annual cost savings of $1 million and 5,000 tonnes reduced annual greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, Climate Smart businesses consistently report signiﬁcant returns in terms of staff engagement and reduced turnover related to their sustainability initiatives.” Businesses interested in participating in the Climate Smart program can visit bbotpledge.ca or call Tessa Vanderkop at 604-412-0100.¾
Celebrate the Year of the Horse at the BBOT’s Lunar New Year Banquet By Cory Redekop firstname.lastname@example.org
Symbolized by elegance, vitality and loyalty, the upcoming Year of the Horse will be celebrated by the Burnaby business community on February 20th at the Burnaby Board of Trade’s annual Lunar New Year Banquet at the Fortune House Seafood Restaurant in Metrotown. Presented by the Board and its Paciﬁc Gateway Committee, the Lunar New Year Banquet is a multicultural event commemorating the Year of the Horse and including all of the cultures that celebrate the New Year. Highlighting the event will be a 10-course feast of Chinese delicacies, including dishes such as Sautéed Lobsters with Green Onion and Ginger, Seafood Fried Rice in Abalone Sauce and Crispy Fried Fish Balls with Toasted Almonds. This gourmet
Happy New Year from the Burnaby Board of Trade Paul Holden, BBOT President & CEO email@example.com Usually at this time of year I write a column or brief letter to our membership reﬂecting on the past year and looking forward to the year ahead. But since I have already done that in the latest Membership and Resource Directory, and will likely again at our upcoming State of the City address, I have decided not to repeat myself again here. Instead, I want to take this opportunity to quite simply and sincerely thank our
wonderful membership for your continued support and conﬁdence in the Burnaby Board of Trade. On behalf of our staff and Board of Directors, I can say that all of us here are inspired and motivated by the passion of this business community – the dedication, tenacity, and generous spirit you all share in working to make Burnaby great. The Burnaby Board of Trade has established a new motto this year: make business better. We do this by always striving to champion an innovative and robust business community, which we are successful in doing only because of the leadership of our member organizations. I also thank you for your participation in the various surveys we conduct throughout the year, which offer vital information that helps guide us in all that we do from the
dinner will be accompanied by live Chinese, Korean and Filipino entertainment, lucky draws and excellent networking with leaders from Burnaby’s diverse business community. As people born in the Year of the Horse are thought to enjoy crowds, entertainment and attending special events and parties, the Burnaby Board of Trade is encouraging Burnaby to tap into its inner Horse and join the festivities at this annual event! Tickets for the BBOT’s Lunar New Year Banquet are $55 each or $520 for a table of 10 and can be reserved by calling 604-4120100 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on this or any other BBOT event, please visit www.bbot.ca.¾
advocacy efforts we undertake to the types of events we run. Over the years we have worked to help you succeed by providing the most relevant services, events, programs and beneﬁts possible. It remains our top priority to ensure you have the tools needed to deliver results for your organization. This year in our annual membership survey you rated your overall satisfaction at over 98%, which for us is a clear indication that we are doing the right things. So ﬁnally, I thank you for the ever-greater challenge of continuing to improve so that we not only meet, but exceed your expectations. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve our service to you, please let me know. Happy New Year to you and yours from the Burnaby Board of Trade. ¾
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Celebrate Family Day in New Westminster! Monday, February 10, 2014
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BBOT works for MMBC small business policy By Cory Redekop email@example.com Starting in May 2014, new environmental regulations will mean that all businesses which distribute printed paper and packaging to consumers will have to register with the new stewardship agency Multi Material BC, calculate and report the amount/type of paper and packaging they distribute each year, and pay fees to cover the cost of recycling that material. The Burnaby Board of Trade supports measures to reduce waste and encourage a more sustainable workplace, but also had concerns with the impact of these new regulations on its members, particularly small businesses, believing that the cost of compliance in both fees and staff time necessary for reporting represented an
excessive burden for many businesses. Therefore, the BBOT recently took these concerns directly to MMBC and discussed options for mitigating the impact of the new program on small businesses. As a result of efforts like those of the BBOT, MMBC has decided to create a Small Business Policy that will exempt certain business from some of the costs and reporting obligations mentioned above. The proposed policy would exempt businesses that meet any of the following criteria: a) Generate less than $1 million in gross revenues b) Contribute less than 1 ton of printed paper and packing to consumers c) Operates as a single point of retail sale and is not supplied by or operated as part of a franchise, a chain or under a banner Businesses that meet any of these criteria would still have to become MMBC members, but would not have to monitor and count their annual paper and packaging use, and would not have to submit a detailed report to MMBC, saving them staff time and money. However, these exempt businesses would still have to pay an administration fee of $150.00 each year. MMBC is also creating a Low Volume Policy consisting of ﬂat fees and a simple online reporting process for businesses
that contribute more than 1 ton of paper/ packaging but less than 5 tons. In discussion with MMBC, the BBOT voiced our support for the creation of the Small Business Policy and Low Volume Policy and advocated for the process of signing up under these programs to be made as easy for businesses to navigate as possible. Through its discussions with MMBC, the BBOT has scheduled a special workshop on February 5th with MMBC to make sure our members have a full understanding of the coming regulations. For more information on the MMBC regulations and the recent changes, visit bbot.ca/advocacy. Business may also visit bbotpledge.ca to ﬁnd out how they can better manage resources and cut costs. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The Burnaby Board of Trade represents the voice of 1100 businesses, entrepreneurs and organizations across Metro Vancouver. The BBOT routinely advocates on a range of issues with representatives at all levels of government. For more information on our recent advocacy work, please visit www.bbot. ca/advocacy. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
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By Cali Edwards firstname.lastname@example.org Millennials. Just reading the word incites a little fear in you doesn’t it. But why? Maybe it’s because nearly every article you’ve come across about Generation Y has told you that we’re obnoxious, entitled, job-hopping narcissists. Honestly, many of us are. And many of us aren’t. Usually we fall somewhere in between. And you know, from what I’ve heard my parents’ generation was (is) exactly the same. My grandma’s too. In fact, I’m pretty sure that every politician in the history of ever, every CEO, every struggling or once struggling artist – every single person who has ever tried, well … anything – was at least a little bit obnoxious and entitled. The narcissism ties in with that. If you’re going to attempt success you have to believe you can achieve it. Conﬁdence breeds ambition more often than not. Typically, the job-hopping part stems from a combination of three key elements: 1. The above mentioned conﬁdence typically instilled in us by our well-meaning parents and elementary school teachers. (It seemed mandatory that every classroom had at least two cheesy motivational posters and parents excelled at parroting their phrases.) 2. Overhearing those same well-meaning adults complain daily how much they loathed their jobs. (You love yours!? Congrats! Apparently you’re in the minority.)
3. The extremely welcoming job market and forgiving economy! (Even in print the sarcasm should be obvious.) When you mix these things together you get a very confused individual. The voice in our heads gives us contradictory messages – one telling us how special and deserving of the best we are, the other begging for us to settle for anything we can get. Add to that an intense fear of making the wrong decision regardless of what message we listen to and you’ll have to forgive us for coming off a little ﬂaky. The number of career options today doesn’t really help either. No matter how understanding though, it seems that some of the more seasoned professionals (cute euphemism, eh?) still think we’re of an entirely different species. They ask in some way or another, “How do we work with you Millennials?” It’s a fair enough question, I suppose. In about 15 years we’ll be making up three quarters of the work force so I assume they want to ﬁgure us out before we’ve swarmed them. Still, I can’t help rolling my eyes a little. You know how you’re going to work with us? You’re going to watch and learn, just like we are. Baby Boomer, Gen X, Gen Y, doesn’t
matter. If you think you have everything to teach and nothing to learn you will be hard pressed to succeed in anything. We all have to make adjustments. Human beings have been learning and adapting since the beginning of our existence and just like every generation before us, Millennials are going to change the world. We are. We just might have a different approach than you did. We might use different tools, wear different clothes, and maybe operate at different hours, but we will change the world. It’s changing already. Stop seeing us simply as a demographic categorized by hashtags and hipsters and realize that we, like every group of young people to ever walk this earth, are just forging our path. We’re dreamers. Many of us are afraid to dream, but we all try. We close our eyes and see a future ﬁlled with opportunity. A future that we’ve built. And I promise the majority of us aren’t so bitter as to try and build it alone. You had a little help, didn’t you?
Cali Edwards is an intern at the Burnaby Board of Trade and student at BCIT. ¾
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Using our abilities to reach inclusiveness There are many stereotypes placed upon people with disabilities in the workforce. These false perceptions create barriers discriminating people with different abilities in working society. It’s time for a change! The Neil Squire Society is a not-for-proﬁt organization that offers programs to assist people with disabilities so that they can live independent lives and become active members in the workplace and society. The Neil Squire Society offers a wage subsidy program called Working Together. The program provides a unique opportunity for job seekers with disabilities to be connected
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isn’t yet in a position to pay people for their efforts. “It’s a bunch of really amazing people coming together to create something that I think will be pretty awesome,” he said. Shrek the Musical is onstage at the Michael J. Fox Theatre from Feb. 7 to 22. Tickets are $25 for students and seniors, or $31 regular. It runs at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturdays and Sundays. There are also special $15 matinees on two Fridays, Feb. 14 and 21, for schools. A special Family Day matinee will also offer $15 tickets – as well as a number of special activities, including attendance by the Burnaby Fire Department with two trucks for photo ops. Firefighters will also be cooking hotdogs to sell, and families can enjoy a colouring station and face painting. Proceeds from that day will go towards the Michael J. Fox scholarship. Check out www.alignentertainment. ca for all the details about the company and the production. twitter.com/juliemaclellan
try out for a part. There are 34 people in the adult cast, and another 33 in a children’s choir that’s supporting the action on stage. The kids range in age from seven to 17, and the adults from 19 to about 60. Matchette noted that the cast includes a huge number of very experienced performers, including graduates from Capilano University and other musical theatre programs. “We’re so lucky to have the people we have working for us,” he said. Miller, who’s a graduate of Capilano’s program, said the cast has genuinely bonded throughout the rehearsal process. “We’re all there to do a show, we’re all there to make the show the best that we can,” she said. “You have to be a family with this show.” Matchette said he feels extremely fortunate to have so many dedicated and talented people involved – both in the cast and on the technical and production side – particularly since the company
at Deer Lake United Church in Burnaby from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each evening. Registration forms are available from school music teachers or www. bcboyschoir.org. The cost is $60. For details, call 1-888909-8282. For older boys and teens, the acclaimed Chor Leoni men’s choir also has a program that may be of interest. Chor Leoni is offering MYVoice – Mobilizing Young Men’s Voices – for its third season this year. It’s a free, 11-week program for young men aged 12 to 20, introducing them to the world of choral music through weekly rehearsals, as well as performances and workshops. It’s on Tuesday nights at
Burnaby Central Secondary School (it started Jan. 28, but it continues until May, and applications will be accepted for the first couple of weeks). It’s also running in Vancouver, at Eric Hamber Secondary, and in North Vancouver at Seycove Secondary. Check out www.chor leoni.org for all the details.
Burnaby audiences will have a chance to see an award-winning environmental conservation documentary, thanks to the Burnaby Public Library. The library’s McGill branch in North Burnaby is hosting a screening of Revolution, a documentary film by Canadian filmmaker Rob Stewart. It’s on Thursday, Feb. 13
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Catholic schools educate the whole child
he school communities of St. Helen’s (1923), St. Mary’s (1931), St. Francis of Assisi (1946) and Holy Cross Elementary (1959) invite you to find out how they are working to ensure the success of their students. Our schools are operated by the Catholic Independent Schools Vancouver Archdiocese (CISVA), which share in the mission of the Church to share our faith. Our schools are committed to our Catholic identity and mission to educate the whole child, as we strive to develop Christian leaders, responsible citizens and life-long learners. Our K-7 elementary schools have continuously evolved to provide the best academic education in an environment of faith and virtue for families in their parishes and surrounding communities. Our highly qualified BC Certified Catholic Teachers and support staff are dedicated to fulfilling our schools’ mission. Our schools are unique in that we teach the BC curriculum from a faith perspective. From Kindergarten through Grade 7 children experience a rich, balanced program that includes language arts, mathematics, religion, health & career education, physical education, science, social studies, fine arts, and computer education. French as a second language instruction begins in Kindergarten. Learning Resource Support is available. We also offer children extensive
extracurricular programs in year-round athletics and the fine arts. This includes many diverse clubs. Parents have the option of enrolling their children in am/pm homework club services in most schools to further support learning. Some schools provide door to door bus service. Our schools have significantly increased investments in technology such as smartboards, iPads and laptops, to better support digital literacy and the overall learning needs of all children. Our schools are recognized for excellence due to high standards and expectations. Teachers use strategies to meet the individual needs of children because we understand that not every child learns in the same way or at the same rate. When visiting our schools you will notice a pronounced tone of respect, cooperation and Christian love. In our communities, there is a strong partnership between home, school and parish that benefits our students in all aspects of their education. Our parents are welcomed into our school communities and have the opportunity to volunteer in a variety of participation
programs. Our tuition is affordable and tax deductible; a tax receipt will be provided. For more information about our schools or to enroll please contact one of these four independent schools nearest you. By Brenda Krivuzoff, Principal, St. Mary’s School
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Enabling capacity, character and care
ears ago, my pre-teen son read all 54 books of K. A. Applegate’s series, “Animorphs.” The stories had that timeless theme: Man versus Alien. While my teenager imagined battling the mind-controlling aliens that sought ‘absolute control over all intelligent life,’ I pondered the messages he was getting from our culture. My hopes were for him the hopes of every parent – for him to be a successful, responsible adult. Okay, happy, too.
Fortunately, Burnaby has not been invaded by yeerks – yet! We do, however, live with an inescapable barrage of information and identity-directing messages, many negative, some truly vile. An adult’s critical thinking and mature beliefs may be able to fend off much of it but children are vulnerable. Their education needs to develop discernment as well as skills, to teach wisdom and knowledge, to nurture character and capability. People can develop an authentic identity best in a safe, supportive environment, where they can take risks and learn from failure as well as success. John Knox, Carver and Vancouver Christian Schools provide that – every day. Using BC Ministry of Education curriculum, shaped by the Biblical truths of Christianity, our teachers provide a vigorous, innovative, world-relevant education. Our elementary campuses, VCS and
JKCS, were established in the 1950s and Carver Christian High School, opened in 2005. Our students receive excellent, comprehensive academics augmented with honors and AP programs and, where needed, learning assistance programs. We have dynamic fine arts programs and competitive yet inclusive athletics along side a plethora of service and leadership opportunities for students. Our mission is to equip children to become resilient, passionate, and capable people with high ethical values who will go on to succeed, serving their communities as responsible citizens. Our schools are diverse microcosms of Lower Mainland culture. While there are almost a thousand students in our schools, we have an average of 25 students in each class. Our professional and Christian staff are capable mentors who foster the creativity and intellectual curiosity of their students from Kindergarten to grade 12.Carver’s graduates - over 90% - go on to post-secondary institutions with a sense of purpose and ability. They
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Sisters pack rare one-two punch Tom Berridge sports editor
Two Burnaby North Secondary students pulled off a rare feat at the Karate national championships in Richmond last week. Aya, 15, and 14-yearold sister Cassia Kitaoka won the gold and silver medal, respectively, in the girls’ plus-59 kilogram age group kumite or sparring at the national event. “They really are close as siblings and what helped them get to the finals was supporting each other,” said Burnaby Karate Academy head coach Sandeep Gill. “It was really unexpected,” said Aya, who competed at her third national competition. “It was so hard fighting my sister, you get so emotional, and it was her first national.” But Cassia maintained she had the greater case of nerves. “ Definitely me. When I was younger, I was a lot better than her in sparring, but she’s gotten better than me,” said Cassia. “I felt proud of myself, getting that far, and then meeting my sister in the finals, that was crazy.” The two sisters, who have trained with Gill for the past five years, were first introduced to the sport by their mother and karate role model, who was one of the first female black belts in B.C. “I pulled a big sister move and said, ‘I’m so
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Headache: Aya Kitaoka of Burnaby scores a kick to the head en route to a gold medal in the 14/15 girls’ heavyweight division at the Karate national championships in Richmond last weekend. proud of you,’” said Aya, who also also won a silver medal at her first nationals. “It’s not the only time
we’re going to be in the same division, and that’s a guarantee. I guess I’ll have to work with the way she fights,” Cassia added.
The Kitaokas were two of 18 medal winners, including six national titlists, from the Burnaby academy.
Alexandra Zaborniak, who won a gold medal at the earlier Commonwealth championships, won a bronze medal in the 14/15 girls’ middleweight class and a gold in the 16/17 light heavyweight division. Jusleen Virk also had a strong showing in the women’s division. Virk won gold in the under-50 kg group and later took the bronze in the open division after a knee injury forced her to abandon her semifinal bout. In the open division, which is open to all weight categories, Virk defeated several national champions and a former Pan American heavyweight champion to get to the semifinal. Brendon Ly won gold in the 16/17 boys’ plus-76 kg, while Isaac Mand won at under-68 kg. Josh Dhillon won Burnaby’s sixth gold in the 14/15 boys’ lightweight class. The Burnaby academy’s 18 medals made up half the total of the entire B.C. team and was 13 more than the entire province of Alberta. Gill says the percentage of competitive fighters at the academy is consistent with numbers nationally. The difference, he added, was the academy does not over emphasize the competition aspect of the sport. Karate Page 32
Burnaby Bronco player of the week Burnaby’s Lexie Der was named the Mountain West conference women’s basketball player of the week on Jan. 20. The Boise State University sophomore forward led the Broncos to back-to-back wins last week with conference wins over Nevada and Utah State. Der averaged 16 points and 9.5 rebounds per game, while shooting 42.3 per cent from the field, including three-for-five from beyond the arc and a near-perfect seven-of-eight from the free throw line. The former Canadian national cadet team member also recorded her third double-double of the season, posting a team-high 19 points and 11 boards in the win a 71-68 win over Utah State. In the win over Utah, Der nailed a long-range trey with 25 seconds left to play to give Boise State its first road win of the year. The player of the week was the first such honour for Der. On Saturday, Der scored 15 points, while adding four rebounds and a career-high four assists, in Boise State’s 90-69 win over San Jose State. – Tom Berridge
First conference sweep puts Clan in third place Tom Berridge sports editor
Simon Fraser University moved into a share of third place in the Great Northwest women’s basketball conference with a pair of wins over Alaska schools last weekend. The Clan came back from a 16-point deficit to defeat the University of Alaska Fairbanks 75-73 at home on Jan. 23. SFU then swept their northern visitors, getting by the University of Anchorage 78-74 on Saturday to leapfrog its opponent into third place. “We came out really strong. We knew (Anchorage) was going to pressure the heck out of us, and I think we handled it well,” said SFU senior point guard MarieLine Petit in a school press release. “We knew they were going to get after us and we had to go to the ball and not wait for it.” Petit finished game Saturday with 10 points, seven assists and six rebounds. Erin Chambers, the leading scorer in
conference play this season, led the Clan in both wins, putting up 30 points in the win over Fairbanks before netting a game-high 34, including four key foul shots in the final minute, in the win over Anchorage. Against Anchorage, SFU jumped out to a 21-10 advantage but let the lead slip away before Ariana Sider came off the bench with a three-pointer that woke up the Clan offence. SFU held on to its half-time advantage until Anchorage took its first lead of the game 71-69 with less than two minutes left to play. A three-point play by Chambers helped SFU regain the lead, as the Clan junior scored nine of the team’s final 11 points to hang on the victory. Against Fairbanks, Meg Wilson helped out with 23 points, including a pair of last-minute free throws, and 10 rebounds for SFU. After a poor shooting percentage in the first half, SFU shot 62.5 per cent in the second period, including 50 per cent from
Simon Fraser University junior Erin Chambers, in white, scored 64 points in back-to-back wins over Alaska teams in NCAA women’s basketball. Photo courtesy of Ron Hole /burnaby now
beyond the arc. The weekend wins over Alaska was the first conference sweep for the Clan this season. “We can’t lose any home games because
that is what is going to help us make the playoffs,” said Petit. The Clan women are back at home against co-third place Seattle Pacific on Thursday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
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Skaters top 10 in Taipei
Clan women win four mat titles
Victoria Anthony and Helen Maroulis became the first two wrestlers to win four consecutive titles at the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association national championships. Anthony picked up her fourth national title at 109 pounds, while Maroulis also duplicated the feat at 130 lbs. for the fourth consecutive year to help Simon Fraser University women’s wrestling team to a thirdplace finish at the championship meet in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday. Justina DiStasio also won a third national title for SFU at 170 lbs., while Jenna McLatchy earned her second WCWA crown at 191 lbs. SFU tied overall team champion King University for most individual titles with four apiece. King garnered 229 points to edge Oklahoma City University by two points for the aggregate title. SFU finished in third spot with 219 points, more than 50 points ahead of fourth-place Lindenwood University St. Charles. Anthony reached the final following a techni-
cal fall over King’s Daisy Santos. She went on to place first in the weight class by fall over Breonnah Neal of Campbellsville University. Maroulis also won her semifinal by a technical fall of Kayla Brendlinger of King, before taking top spot at 130 lbs. over Racheal McFarland of Oklahoma City. DiStasio beat Lindenwood’s Gabriela Guzman by technical fall in the semis and then took top spot with a win over Victoria Francis also of Lindenwood. McLatchy decisioned her last two opponents, beating Leya Justi Luafalemana of Northwest Kansas in the semifinal. The Chilliwack product clinched her second national title with a win over Malexsis McAdoo of King. Junior Darby Huckle improved on last year’s third-place finish, taking second in the 101 lbs. final. Nikki Brar placed third at 116 lbs., while New Westminster’s Monica Podgorski won by a fall over Michelle Organ of Campbellsville to earn a seventh-place finish.
Nicole Orford and partner Thomas Williams placed fifth in the ice dance at the International Skating Union Four Continents championships in Taipei last week. Orford and Williams failed to move up on fellow Canadians Kharis Ralph and Asher Hill and eventual bronze medalists Alexandra Aldridge and Daniel Eaton of the United States after the short program. First-round leaders Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier Jason Lang/burnaby now
Doing well in Delta: Kieran Janes, with
ball, had a solid weekend for St. Thomas More at the Bill Kushnir Memorial high school boys’ basketball tournament.
Knights top AAAs at tourney St. Thomas More knocked off two AAA-ranked teams, while coming close against quad-A schools at the Bill Kushnir Memorial boys’ basketball tournament in Delta last week. The Knights avenged an earlier exhibition loss to No. 8 McMath, beating the Richmond school 63-51 on Jan. 24. STM also defeated No. 4-ranked North Delta in a come-from-behind 74-68 win earlier in the tourney. STM tried to play catchup before surrendering a narrow 79-72 decision to Kitsilano. The No. 2-ranked AAA Knights lost their final tournament game to eighth-ranked quad A Claremont. Tamanawis knocked off provincial No. 1 Sir Winston Churchill in the tournament final. Reese Morris was named a tournament all-star.
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“Kids develop differently while working on their skills,” Gill said. Other BKA medallists included Zoe Fong, Vanessa Vung and Anisha Virk winning silver medals, while Derek Chan, Reid Lofstrom, Kyle Macmillan, Gurkamal Gill, Jai Sanghera and Kieren Quan earned bronze. Victoria Barusic of Burnaby also medalled at the nationals, winning gold in the under-21 female, under-53 kg sparring and placing runner-up in individual kata.
D-man scores winner for Devils Nicholas Holowka of Burnaby scored the game-winning goal for the North Delta Devils in a 5-3 win over the Grandview Steelers in Pacific Junior Hockey League play at the Burnaby Winter Club on Sunday. Holowka’s game-winner came at the 5:25 mark of a two-goal Devils’ third period. It was just the second goal of the season for the North Delta defenceman.
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of Canada placed second overall to the American pair of Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue. Orford and William’s score of 133.42 was less than their personal-best 139.10 posted at last year’s Four Continents competition. Burnaby’s Jeremy Ten slipped to ninth place, despite a personal-best overall score of 208.51, following the free skate after posting the sixth-best score in the men’s short program in Taipei.
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#110-3790 Canada Way, Burnaby
OF INDIAN HEAVEN ON THE N. E. CORNER OF 6TH ST. & GRAHAM AVE!
Equal or lesser value. Dine in only. Offer valid until Feb. 16, 2014
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When you walk into Agra Tandoori, the waft of authentic Indian cuisine will seduce your appetite. Although the decor is comfortable, the service flawless, it’s the food that will keep you yearning for more. Agra Tandoori specializes in Northern Indian cuisine, as well as in a nice selection of East-African fare and some original new plates with a Western twist. Proprietors/chefs Aly Hasham and Bob Sandhu purchased Agra Tandoori six months ago and since then its clientele has grown.
$5 OFF PICK UP ORDER
Customers come back for Agra Tandoori’s mouthwatering signature dishes, such as the Butter Chicken, Lamb Curry, Chicken Tikka and its succulent Samosas. Other standouts include the Tandoori Chicken, Mix-Grill Platter and the Vegetable Thali. Loyal clientele also can’t resist the Naan bread, which come in a number of different flavours, including its signature garlic Naan baked in the clay oven. It’s that attention to detail, which includes using only the freshest and best ingredients, that leaves each customer wanting more. Lunch buffet is available during the week and home delivery in the evenings. Private parties of up to 60 people can be accommodated.
Minimum order $40.00. Offer valid until Feb. 16, 2014
Celebrate Family Day with a Brazilian Style BBQ Buffet on Sunday, February 9 from 12pm - 9pm. All you can eat is $17.95 for adults and $6.95 for children under 12 years. Look for coupon from ad inside to save $3 off adult meal. Agra Tandoori is located at #110-3790 Canada Way, Burnaby. The eatery is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. To make a reservation, call 604-430-1600 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.agratandoori.ca.
Open 7 DAYS PER WEEK • Sunday - Saturday, 11a.m. to 10:30p.m.
DINE IN•TAKE OUT•CATERING•PRIVATE EVENTS•FULLY LICENSED 7558 - 6TH street, BUrNABY • 604-553-1718 or 604-553-1719 • www.indianbombaybistro.com
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4334 Kingsway Ave, Burnaby 604.434.6220
*Offer includes two double-leg meals, or two chicken breast meals, or one of each – each with one regular side!Valid only at Nando’s Kingsway location. Has no cash value and can’t be combined with any other offer. Valid for eat-in orders only. Expires November 15th,2014 2013. February 15th,
2 HALIBUT $ DINNERS
22 2 HADDOCK $ 1895 DINNERS 2 COD $ 1795 DINNERS
INCLUDES: One piece oT fish, chips, coleslaw, roll, butter, and beverage (coTTee, tea or soTt drink). (NO SUBSTITUTIONS) DINE IN ONLY. EXPIRES fEB 25, 2014
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FISH & CHIPS MON. • TUES. • WED.
95 Includes pop
FISH & CHIPS 66 10th Street Columbia Square New Westminster
SURF TURF AT LITTLE BILLY’S FOR VALENTINE’S DAY
SATURDAY FEB 1
6574 E. Hastings Kensington Plaza Burnaby
FRIDAY FEB 7
Sun., Feb. 9, 12pm - 9pm
BRAZILIAN STYLE BBQ BUFFET All You Can Eat Chicken Wings Chicken and Lamb Kebab Chicken and Fish Tikka Tandoori Chicken and Prawn Beef Mishkaki with mega salad bar
served with Naan
Butter Chicken or Fish, Lamb or Veg Curry
Choice of Biryani
SURF AND TURF $85 per couple FEBRUARY 14–16 • Two 7oz. Beef Tenderloin • Lobster Tail • Calamari • Alaskan King Crab Legs • 5 Jumbo Garlic Prawns
SATURDAY FEB 15 RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 6785 EAST HASTINGS, BURNABY, BC, CANADA, V5B 1S6 TEL: 604-294-4460
SATURDAY FEB 22
Served with mixed green salad, mashed potatoes or rice and roasted vegetables.
$17.95 $6.95 kids under 12 yrs.
Lamb, Chicken or Prawn DESSERT Gulab Jamun or Kulfi Must purchase two drinks. Must mention or present ad. Reservation Required.
plus tax adults
$2 OFF LUNCH BUFFET Mon-Fri 11:30-2:30pm Valid until February 28, 2014
$3 OFF Adult meal. Must mention or present this ad.
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 11:30am-10pm Sat. & Sun. 12:30-10pm • Take-out to 9:30pm Delivery 5-9pm (delivery charges will apply)
J. Beethoven’s Pizza Gourmet ’RE !
SATURDAY MAR 1
WE CK BA
(Next to the New Bainbridge Liquor Store)
#4-2909 Bainbridge Ave., Burnaby
BIG CITY SOUL
LUNCH SPECIAL 50% off ff SOUP & $ 99 PASTA SANDWICH EVERY DAY 11AM - 3PM • DINE IN ONLY • NO COUPON REQUIRED
FAMILY DAY SPECIAL
SATURDAY FEB 8
VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL
APPETIZER Two Samosa (beef, veg or chicken), Veg pakoras
BOBCATS FRIDAY FEB 28
FRIDAY FEB 21
Three Course Dinner $39.99 (for 2 ppl)
ELVIS SHOW FRIDAY FEB 14
110-3790 Canada Way, Burnaby
NO COVER CHARGE
ALL DAY THURSDA AY • DINE IN ONLY • NO COUPON REQUIRED QUIRED
BURNABY’S BEST PUB! 4125 Hastings St.
(at Gilmore) Burnaby
Large Pizza (2 Toppings) + 2 Cans of Pop
$16.99 + Tax. Pickup Only.
Butter Chicken with Naan or Rice + Salad $9.99
Spaghetti & Meatballs, Caesar Salad & Gelato for only
Comfort is what’s cooking at White Spot. Enjoy the the food food that that just just makes makes you you feel feel good good with with our our delicious delicious new new Comfort Comfort Foods Foods Enjoy menu. Made with all the quality, freshness and great value that White Spot is famous for. menu. Made with all the quality, freshness and great value that White Spot is famous for. On On now now for for aa limited limited time. time
Mon to Thurs: 11AM - 9PM Friday: 11AM - 10PM Sat: 4:30PM - 9PM $2.99 for Delivery. (Minimum $20 order).
*Valid after 11am at participating White Spot Restaurants until March 9th, 2014. Not to be combined with any other promotional offer. Plus taxes.
BEST CORNED BEEF CONNECTION CORNED BEEF SANDWICH (Rye Bread)....................$6.99 (French Bread) ..............$7.50
KENSINGTON SQUARE 6500 Hastings Street 604-299-2214
5500 Kingway 604-434-6668
LOUGHEED & GILMORE 4129 Lougheed Hwy. 604-299-4423
MARINE & BYRNE
7519 Market Crossing 604-431-5100
610 - 6th Street 604-522-4800