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Trudeau gives OK for pipeline By Tereza Verenca
Kinder Morgan’s $6.8-billion Trans Mountain pipeline can go ahead, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Tuesday. The federal Liberal cabinet is approving the controversial proposal, which will triple the pipeline’s capacity from 300,000 barrels a day to 890,000. “We believe this project meets strict environmental impact standards, and it will need to meet or exceed 157 conditions set by the National Energy Board,”Trudeau said during a press conference, noting the project will create 15,000 new, middle-class jobs. “We made this decision today because we are convinced it’s in the best interest of Canadians.” The reaction by Burnaby’s two NDP MPs to Tuesday’s announcement was swift. Burnaby South MP Kennedy Stewart said the prime minister has “betrayed” B.C. residents and broken his promise to make Kinder Morgan submit to a new review process. He added the Liberals have Continued on page 8
TANKER BERTHS: An artist’s rendition shows what the future Westridge Marine Terminal on the Burrard Inlet in Burnaby could look like after the pipeline expansion. Monthly tanker traffic on the Burrard Inlet would increase from five to 34. PHOTO ARTIST’S RENDITION/KINDER MORGAN
Expect ‘escalating protests’: BROKE By Tereza Verenca
A Burnaby group that’s been steadfast in its opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is warning against escalating protests. Trudeau’s approval of the
contentious project came as no surprise to Karl Perrin, a member of Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Expansion, or BROKE. But government approval doesn’t mean much, according to Perrin. “It’s a done deal as far as
Trudeau is concerned and that makes it very difficult, but that was true in Clayoquot Sound as well,” he told the NOW. Perrin hopes that, like the protests against clearcut logging in Clayoquot Sound in the early 1990s, a compromise will come out
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Carol Baird Ellen, and others that have committed to, as Mayor (Derek) Corrigan says, to stand in front of the bulldozer.” Burnaby’s mayor said he felt “depressed” after Tuesday’s announcement. “It’s a very, very Continued on page 8
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Renter: ‘... we have nowhere to go’ A rezoning application that would see four more older rental buildings demolished in Metrotown triggers another plea from tenants By Jeremy Deutsch
In what has become a familiar scene at city hall, dozens of residents packed council chambers to oppose a rezoning application that would spell the end to four more older rental buildings in Metrotown. On the agenda at a public hearing last Tuesday night was an application by the IBI Group to redevelop four addresses in the Metrotown area, 6695 Dunblane Ave., and 4909, 4929 and 4971 Imperial Street into a 36-storey apartment building. If approved, a total of 84 units of rental housing between four buildings would be demolished. And council got an earful from both residents living in the area and housing activists who oppose the rezoning application, as part of an ongoing fight with the city over demovictions in the area. Natasha Saunders-Kay told council she recently moved to the neighbourhood from Vancouver and lives in fear every day that her rental building will be the next to be demolished. “What a blow to move here and spend the energy
City council needs to reject the immediate rezoning application, tear up the current Metrotown plan update
and effort building a community only to find we’re not wanted here either,” she said, urging council to put themselves in “her shoes.” “Please don’t forget we’re your citizens; we have nowhere to go.” Other residents asked council to say no to the project. “I think we need to pause,” Leila Lolua, a resident of the neighbourhood told council. She suggested, until there are more places for the people being displaced to live, the city needs to stop the rezoning. Lolua also told council it was “wrong” to displace people, adding there are no places for them to go. Dave Neufeld, a Metrotown resident and mem-
MORE DEVELOPMENT: Housing activists and residents have taken to the streets several times in the last year to oppose rezoning applications in the Metrotown area that would see the demolition of older rental buildings. PHOTO FILE ber of ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), a group opposed to the rezoning of older buildings in the area, asked council as a sign of good faith, to stop this particular rezoning. A day prior, members of ACORN agreed to meet with the mayor over the Metrotown Development Plan. “Give us a glimmer of hope that council is lis-
tening and will step to the plate, and then you’re going to find the doors are going to open and we can have a discussion,” he said. Members of the Stop Demovictions Burnaby campaign also spoke out against the rezoning proposal. David Diewert, a member of the group, noted 16 buildings totalling 227 units in one block have been demolished, calling the sit-
uation “social cleansing” of low-income renters for higher-income residents to own. “City council needs to reject the immediate rezoning application, tear up the current Metrotown plan update and prioritize the needs and the lives of current residents caught in the grip of a housing and displacement crisis,” he said. The rezoning application
is expected to be back in front of council for the second reading at a future date. Following the public hearing, Mayor Derek Corrigan defended the city against the criticism. He pointed out at the same public hearing, 145 units of non-profit seniors housing was also being put forward by Fairhaven United Continued on page 4
City’s child poverty rate still high in B.C. Burnaby is tied with the City of Langley for the second highest rate of child poverty in the province
By Tereza Verenca
The City of Burnaby’s child poverty rate remains one of the highest in the province, according to a new report. Last week, First Call: B.C. Child andYouth Advocacy Coalition released its 2016 report card, which highlighted how one in five children are living in poverty because of a growing
income inequality among B.C. families. Using 2014 data, this year’s provincial child poverty rate sits at 19.8 per cent, slightly lower than last year’s 20.4 per cent. Meanwhile, Burnaby’s child poverty rate is 22 per cent, one per cent lower than last year, and is tied with the City of Langley for the second highest rate. Richmond is at the top of the list at 24 per cent.
The report showed that 17 of the 29 regional districts had child poverty rates higher than 20 per cent, and more than half (51 per cent) of B.C.’s poor children lived in Metro Vancouver. “Poverty is spread all around the province,” Adrienne Montani, provincial coordinator with First Call, told the NOW. “It is a wealthy province and there has been some robust economic growth, but it’s not
being shared.The lowest 50 per cent of families in the province, the bottom 50 per
It’s one of the things we’re working on ... cent in income, only have a quarter of the pie.” Montani said contrary to
popular belief, the majority of impoverished children have working parents; lowwage work in industries like the service sector and retail. The report also showed 1,000 youth age out of government care in B.C. each year and 40 per cent of the province’s homeless youth have been in government care at some point in their lives. Coun. Anne Kang, vicechair of the Burnaby’s social
planning committee, said the findings mean council has more work to do. “It’s one of the things we’re working on in our community,” she said, citing seven city-funded community elementary schools and one secondary school at Byrne Creek. Another initiative noted by Kang was the city’s community benefit bonus policy, Continued on page 4
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City now Child poverty ‘You look at the reality of change’ needs all levels It’s part of the evolution of a community. of government Continued from page 3 which has been in place since 1997.The policy enables the city to allow developers or applicants to build additional density in exchange for providing a “community benefit,” like a non-profit space or a park. Kang said tackling child poverty comes down to working with all levels of government. “That would be the most constructive and the best way to move forward with such a challenge in our
community,” she said. The report called for a provincial poverty reduction plan and made 20 public policy recommendations that would cut the child poverty rate to seven per cent or less by 2020. Some of the recommendations include adopting a $10-a-day child care plan; increasing the minimum wage, welfare rates and the provincial child tax benefit; paying living wages; and increasing supports for youth aging out of foster care.
Continued from page 3 Church on Rumble Street, while rezoning applications for another 1,100 new purpose-built rental units came to council on last Monday. “The city is doing a lot of different things out there whether it’s Edmonds, or it’s the properties that have been released, or working with Fairhaven to create different types of housing, whether it’s rental or social housing on a consistent ba-
sis,” he told the NOW last Thursday. But he added there are limited funds available from the provincial and federal governments to make those types of projects work. Corrigan also suggested the buildings being rezoned have reached the end of their life and are not economically sustainable anymore. “If you’re being fair, you look at the reality of change in our community and you
see that whether you’re taking down old social housing and replacing it with much more dense housing, or there is market housing that’s coming down and has reached the end of its life and it’s being replaced
with new and more dense housing, it’s part of the evolution of a community, but it doesn’t mean it’s without pain or without difficulty,” he said, noting 40,000 people are moving to Metro Vancouver every year. He said the question for council is when developers are going to tear down older buildings, does the city get the additional density around SkyTrain stations that will allow city to accept the growth?
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Report outlines ‘signiﬁcant’ risks to SFU Tereza Verenca
It’s too late to impact the decision approving the Trans Mountain project, but Simon Fraser University has forwarded the natural resources minister a new report that shows expanding the Burnaby Mountain tank farm would pose “significant” health risks to the SFU community. The report, prepared by PGL Environmental Consultants, concludes that increasing the number of tanks, placing them closer together and increasing the volume of diluted bitumen will increase the risks of accidents, fires and exposure to toxic chemicals. “I think the risks to SFU are unique because it’s not only the tank farm per se, but it’s the impact it could have on cutting off access to the whole top of the mountain and isolating us,” SFU
president Andrew Petter told the NOW on Tuesday the day before the pipeline was approved. “If there were an emergency, often you would expect that the first response would be to evacuate people. Obviously if there’s a serious emergency at the tank farm and it cuts off access to the road, evacuation does not become a realistic possibility, and that itself is a risk.” SFU has been raising concerns about expanding the tank farm for the last two years. It was one of the intervenors during the National Energy Board hearings and a presenter during the ministerial panel meetings this summer. “We commissioned this report to try to pull all the risks that have been discussed,” said Petter. “We said throughout, that any increase to the health and safety of the community resolving from the expansion
It’s not only the tank farm per se, but it’s the impact it could have on cutting off access would not be acceptable. I wanted Minister (James) Carr to know we do object to the proposal to expand the tank farm and why we do so in very clear terms, with all of the evidence in front of him, and hopefully, in front of cabinet.” The report also suggests the health and safety risks of the expansion have not been adequately addressed. “(The Trans Mountain Expansion Project) has not made public the characterization of potential accidents or malfunctions.This means that SFU cannot adequately plan for the safety of the community on Burnaby Mountain,” the document reads.
“That itself is something that is deeply concerning to us because as much as we know there are significant risks, it’s very hard to evaluate how well they can be
mitigated without further information,” Petter said. He added if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau approved the Kinder Morgan pipeline, he’d like to see an alternative to the tank farm expansion. In previous interviews, Trans Mountain has said its number 1 concern is for the safety of the public, its employees, its neighbours and the security and safety of its
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A giant step in the wrong direction So Justin Trudeau has done what many pundits said he would do: Fold to those who promised to keep oil and dollars flowing into Canada’s pockets. We suppose you can’t blame him.Voters prove time and again that they are fickle creatures when it comes to the economy. If they have to pay a dime more at the gas station, or get a buck less on their paycheques, many will simply yell, “throw
the bums out” and vote for someone who promises them “forever” jobs and fewer taxes. So, to take a brave stand and start weaning the country off fossil fuel with an accompanying risk of a minuscule dip in federal income, was, apparently, just too much to ask of him. The problem is that whatever benefits Trudeau may think he has gained by approving the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion will
be nothing compared to the downside. And as most economists argue, the money is not in oil for B.C., but in wine and eco-tourism. And there is the larger, much more distressing downside: “What, oh, what will we tell our children and grandchildren when they ask, “What did you do when you knew about climate change?”Will we shrug and tell them we voted for a politician who said he un-
derstood climate change and said he was going to lead us in another direction, but, alas, he didn’t? With this decision, Trudeau has triggered what may make the Clayoquot protests of the 1990s seem like a walk in the literal woods. Protesters back then, in what was the largest act of civil disobedience in Canada, stopped clear-cut logging of the old growth forests on Clayoquot Sound.
Protesters were already organizing last week in Vancouver leading seminars on “non-violent direct action” to stop the pipeline. People are simply not going to sit back and watch an incredibly flawed project be built without major protests – both physical and at the ballot boxes. And, unfortunately, Burnaby will be the epicentre for these protests. Will this matter to
Trudeau? Perhaps not. Once he has given federal approval, he may think he has passed the hot potato to Christy Clark. But she won’t be the one who will be remembered for the decision or the fallout. He will carry the can for this one. And it will be a very big can, for a very long time. COMMENT ON THIS AT
MY VIEW KEITH BALDREY
ICBC is still a political football One of B.C.’s oldest political footballs is being kicked around again, and the kicking is expected to continue for some time. I’m referring to the Insurance Corporation of B.C. Some seriously large ICBC rate hikes appear to be inevitable, the result of a government plundering the corporation’s bottom line and of a dramatically changing car insurance industry. Three rate increase scenarios were released by ICBC recently, and the worst-case for one of them would see a compounded 42 per cent hike spread over the next five years.The bestcase scenario envisions a 16 per cent increase over the same time frame. Given the huge spike in costs associated with motor vehicle accidents and the fact that there appears little prospect that those costs will decline anytime soon, the worst-case scenario seems much more reflective of reality than the other. Rick McCandless, a retired assistant deputy minister who now spends his days analyzing ICBC and B.C. Hydro finances, has been warning for months now that ICBC’s growing habit of using profits from the optional insurance side (almost a half billion dollars this past year) to keep basic insurance costs from growing at an explosive rate cannot be sustained. The B.C. Liberals now say they will not take a financial “dividend” from the increasingly cash-strapped Crown for at least the next three years. But even that
won’t solve the riddle of rising costs. Vehicle crashes in B.C. have jumped an astounded 15 per cent in the past two years.Those crashes mean personal injury claims are up, and so are the costs of repairing vehicles. Improved technology and safety features on motor vehicles have made them much more expensive to repair. All these rising costs are borne by ICBC, which simply isn’t raising rates high enough to pay for them. But while the insurance game is changing, the political game associated with it likely won’t. Almost since it was created in the 1970s, government decisions dealing with ICBC rates have been based on politics, and not economics.The NDP governments in 1975 and 1996 both allowed political strategy – based on the election cycle – to determine rate levels. The B.C. Liberals, since coming to power in 2001, have exerted much more political control over the Crown and have used it as a cash cow, which plays a major role in balancing the government’s central budget in various years. And now, with an election looming, the government is unlikely to admit the fiscal reality to millions of drivers whose votes it will soon be wooing. But any attempt to confine ICBC’s annual rate hike to a politically expedient, yet economically unsustainable figure is simply putting off the day of reckoning. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C.
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Mayor offers to meet with housing activists
Dear Editor Re: ‘Evict Corrigan’, Trending Comments, pg. 7 in the Opinion section of Burnaby NOW, Nov. 16. The writer asks: “Not even one very old tree left standing in all these woods round Vancouver? Please tell me if I am wrong.” Yes, but they are few. They exist in an area called the old interurban forest , which is bordered in Burnaby mostly between Cariboo Road and Craig Avenue. Please visit https:// oldinterurbanforestpreservation.org and please note there is a petition there for you to sign if you wish to help preserve this rare and precious site. However, in answer to your “rape the planet” statement, You’d think yes, Buranby Burnaby council council, in past and would smarten the at present, up to this by now. does have plans to do so to this area, by filling it in with more houses. Further, in this particular area, there are four creeks that help feed the Brunette River, which is an enhancement to the many salmon that have now been enticed back to the area with the help of too few streamkeepers (and some fewer streams now exist thanks to such former plans made by Burnaby council. For example, on the north side of the Brunette, Lost Creek is now a lost creek). The area’s trail is also the last remnant of the old interurban trams that used to run through the Vancouver-Burnaby-New Westminster area as well. Plus, the particular area, which is home to those trees, is also home to several bobcats, coyotes, and recently, a mama bear and two cubs. That, plus the fact that the Cariboo Road corridor traffic is backed up too much already during rush hour – I’d say we’ve had enough, and you’d think Burnaby council would smarten up to this by now, wouldn’t you? Den Robinson, Burnaby
Engineers’ concerns should be heeded Dear Editor Engineers, almost by definition, draw their determinations from facts rather than the court of public opinion. So when a group of professional engineers called the Concerned Professional Engineers (CPE) concludes, after lengthy scientific analysis, that there is a 10 per cent chance of an eight-million-litre marine spill in the 50-year life span of the proposed Kinder Morgan TMX pipeline expansion, including a potentially destructive collision with the Second Narrows Bridge, there is cause for serious concern that cannot be easily dismissed. Check out their conclusions and view the CPE Second Narrows bridge disaster simulation scenario at www.concernedengineers.org. B. Hechter, Burnaby JOIN THE CONVERSATION ON TWITTER
Jack Burns I suggest ACORN won’t allow Mayor Corrigan to drag them into a social housing debate, and then endlessly point to provincial and federal levels. We already know he loves to dilute the issues when matters are as complex as housing. That’s what he is trained for. That’s what lawyers do. Only 12% of Metrotown’s rental unit stock is non-market housing. The issue at heart is mass destruction of “affordable market rental housing” and the concomitant mass displacement of 6000 to 8000 folks. That’s his doing. EVICT CORRIGAN Is there an agenda for this meeting? Unless the Mayor announces something material like moratoriums on rezoning and demovictions, affordable rentals in the same area or in the new building that replaces yours, city-wide referendum on development plans, etc.,,, what is the point of such a meeting? And if the meeting goes ahead, can the meeting be recorded and shared on the Internet? Why not? Jason Mason Jack Burns Get involved in Politics, Jack. Monsters are born when good people do nothing.
Local MP conducts pipeline survey Mike Morace Kennedy Stewart asked North Burnaby MP Terry Beech his position on the pipeline in the House of Commons, but Beech was evasive and didn’t answer even though the majority of the Burnaby North - Seymour riding opposes it. If an MP does not represent their riding in Ottawa, what good is democracy?
Child poverty rate among highest in B.C. bill smith How can this be? NDP/BCA has had an absolute monopoly in Burnaby for many years... no opposition, no accountability, no honest debates. As well, S. Burnaby has an NDP MLA and NDP MP.... oh, let me guess, it’s somebody else’s fault. Burnaby Capitalist A quick recap of recent topics in Burnaby Now: poor kids and overpaid teachers, demovicted poor mothers and other people in need, unaffordable rentals, rezoning without pro-affordability conditions and without any meaningful / serious consultations, voting / referendum and mitigation of unwanted consequences, 10% or more empty housing units, unapproved substandard vision / plan for Metrotown, blocked economic development (KM), blaming others whenever possible. Life being rather short, is this the best we can do?
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MP: ‘I’m just disgusted by this whole thing’ Continued from page 1 approved a pipeline that was reviewed by former prime minister Stephen Harper’s process. “They (voters) trusted Mr.Trudeau with their votes; they believed him when he was speaking in the election, and now he’s betrayed that trust,” Stewart told the NOW. The Burnaby MP also expects tension and conflict in B.C. with the pipeline’s approval. “It’s going to bring this
province to a standstill,” he said. “That is so disrespectful to us. I don’t think I’ll be able to look at him (Trudeau) in the House of Commons. I’m just disgusted by this whole thing.” It was a sentiment echoed by New Westminster-Burnaby MP Peter Julian. “It is a very clear betrayal for anyone who voted Liberal in the last campaign, and what Mr.Trudeau is showing them is just contempt for the promises he made in the last campaign,”
he said. Julian pointed out Trudeau promised not to approve pipelines without social licence, suggesting there is clearly not social licence for the project here in B.C. And he too expects to see people taking to the streets
in a push back against the pipeline. “I think for Mr.Trudeau to try and ram this through over British Columbians’ objections shows appallingly bad judgment,” Julian said. Burnaby North-Seymour Liberal MP Terry Beech emailed a statement at press
thing like that, it’s symbolic. It means that you will be taking this farther in regard to the opposition, and that’s really where we’re going to find there’s thousands and thousands of people in the Lower Mainland, here in British Columbia, who feel very passionately about this issue,” he said. Corrigan added, while it’s too early to say, he suspects the city will appeal. FOLLOW THIS STORY ON
Quick facts about the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion The Trans Mountain pipeline has been in place since the 1950s and transports crude and diluted bitumen from the Alberta oil sands to Burnaby. It’s the only pipeline to the West Coast. " The line currently ships 300,000 barrels of oil per day but will increase to 890,000, nearly triple, if the company builds a twin line, mostly along the same route. The additional oil is destined for foreign markets, like China. " The company would add more than a dozen new tanks to the Burnaby Mountain storage facility, increasing capacity from 1.6 million barrels of oil to 3.6 million. "The project includes plans to expand the Westridge Marine Terminal, where tankers load crude, by raising the number of berths to three. Monthly tanker traffic on the Burrard Inlet would increase from five to 34. " According to Kinder Morgan, benefits include increased tax revenue for the City of Burnaby from $7 million to $13 million and 50 permanent post-construction jobs in all of B.C.
fice this weekend as an open house for any constituents who would like to discuss the implications of this decision. If constituents would like to book a one-on-one meeting, they can contact Terry’s office at 604-7188870 or terry.beech.c1a@ parl.gc.ca.”
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Expect more protests, says city group Continued from page 1 depressing result after years of advancing what I think has been a very cogent case to deny the pipeline,” he told the NOW. “I think there will definitely be continuing protests, and it will be a very difficult and controversial project to bring through.” Asked if he will follow through on his bulldozer promise, the mayor didn’t exactly say yes or no. “I think everybody knows that when you say some-
deadline. It read as follows: “Terry has just received the full details of the announcement. He’s currently going through the materials and will reserve comment until he has fully reviewed the information. “He has also decided to open up his constituency of-
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Murder charge laid in Burnaby man’s death Jeremy Deutsch
Homicide investigators have charged the person they believe responsible for the murder of a Burnaby father in 2015. On Monday, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team announced a second degree murder charge against Jordan Braun, 19, in the death of Elmer Libertino. Libertino’s body was found lying on Moscrop Street near Smith Avenue in the early morning of April 16, 2015. At the time, investigators determined the 34-year-old had died from injuries as a result of foul play. “After a review of the evidence, there’s nothing to suggest that Mr. Libertino and Mr. Braun were known to each other,” IHIT Cpl. Meghan Foster said. “Investigators worked tirelessly to gather evidence and pursue investigative leads. The tenacious efforts of IHIT investigators, and their policing partners, have resulted in this positive outcome.” She noted the circumstances leading up to the homicide are part of the case going to court and couldn’t speak in detail but added investigators believe the murder was a random act. Foster noted Braun, also a Burnaby resident, had just turned 18 at the time of the alleged homicide and was known to police. She also said investigators established Braun as a person
‘A great and loving father’: Burnaby father Elmer Libertino’s body was found on Moscrop Street in April 2015. On Monday, homicide investigators announced a second degree murder charge in the case.
of interest early on the case and it took 19 months to get enough evidence to lay a charge. Libertino’s family also released a statement through IHIT: “We are thankful for sharing the precious life of a dearest son, an amazing brother, a trusted friend, a great and loving father, and husband, Elmer, or Tootz as known to many, who was taken from us suddenly. Our hearts are irreparably broken, and our lives are forever altered for his untimely and tragic loss. He came to Canada with a great dream for himself, for his loving wife, and for his three smart and beautiful kids, but he was taken away so soon...
He is dearly missed every day. On behalf of our family, we will be forever grateful to IHIT for their utmost dedication, commitment, and perseverance in helping us attain peace and justice. Words will never be enough to say how we appreciate everything they did, thank you so much.To all our relatives and friends who supported us in this challenging journey of our life, we appreciate all the help and prayers. We were able to bring him back ‘home.’ Elmer’s passing is a reminder for all of us that life is precious and love is forever.” Braun remains in custody until his first court appearance today (Nov. 30).
MP conducts pipeline survey If you live in the Burnaby North-Seymour riding and have a landline, you may have received a phone call recently, asking if you’re for or against the proposed Trans Mountain expansion project. Kennedy Stewart, NDP MP for Burnaby South, conducted an automated phone survey on the controversial project between Nov. 8 and 16. Of the 2,299 households that were surveyed by Direct Leap Technologies Inc., 66 per cent opposed it, while 34 per cent were in favour. Stewart told the NOW he plans to conduct phone surveys in up to 10 more
ridings before the federal Liberal cabinet makes its decision by Dec. 19.The hope, according to the MP, is to put on “as much pressure as possible.” “This is the best way. Showing MPs the level of opposition in their riding is one way of prompting them to stand up to their prime minister and saying, ‘We don’t want this,’” he said, adding he has no idea which way the decision will go. “I have heard everything from it’s absolutely going to be cancelled, to it’s absolutely going to be approved. Now I’ve heard that it’s going to be rerouted. I haven’t got one thing that’s indi-
cated to me one way or the other at this point,” said Stewart. He had a similar response when asked if he’s heard what day cabinet will make its announcement. “I’ve heard Friday this week. I’ve heard Monday next week and I’ve heard they’re going to wait right until the deadline,” he said. If approved, Stewart said he’ll be meeting with First Nations leaders, city mayors and other groups to see what the next step is. “(It) just keeps me up at night thinking how much trouble this could cause in our communities,” he said. – TerezaVerenca
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BACI gets money for affordable housing project Jeremy Deutsch
A Burnaby organization that helps people with developmental disabilities is getting a cash infusion from the province for a new affordable rental housing project. On Thursday, the provincial government announced $2 million in capital funding for a rental housing project at 3755 Banff Ave. in North Burnaby, headed
by the Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion (BACI). The plan is to build nine new units of affordable housing for people with developmental disabilities along with redeveloping BACI’s existing child-care centre at the same location. Richard Faucher, BACI’s co-executive director, explained the mission of the organization is to provide support for folks with developmental disabilities, and
the new housing will be targeted to that group looking for affordable housing. While he noted the nine units don’t address all of the community’s needs and the group could use more, he said the grant is a step in the right direction. “We know that those nine units will have a real impact on the few people with disabilities and many families that are using our child-care centre,” Faucher told the NOW.
Those nine units will have a real impact The funding for the project has come out of a $500 million pot from the provincial government for affordable rental housing across B.C. Burnaby MLA Richard Lee, who made the fund-
ing announcement, praised BACI for the work the group has been doing to provide service to those with disabilities. “Providing affordable housing options for people with developmental disabilities is a key part of furthering their independence,” he said. It also ensures that having a place to call home continues to be a possibility for all.” The provincial government also recently an-
nounced funding for 202 affordable rental units in Burnaby, which include 145 units put forward by Fairhaven United Church on Rumble Street. In the meantime, construction on BACI’s nine new units is expected to begin in the fall of 2017. Faucher said the organization will consider who the new residents will be when the project is closer to completion.
Volkow on leave with brain tumour Tereza Verenca
A longtime Burnaby city councillor has taken a leave of absence to deal with a brain tumor. Coun. Nick Volkow, who was first elected to Burnaby city council in 1996, told the NOW he’s been having headaches and nausea recently. He went to the emergency room at Burnaby Hospital on Nov. 16 and was scheduled in for a CT scan two days later.Volkow was then transferred to Royal Columbian Hospital that evening. Doctors called him the following Monday to let him know they found a brain tumour and that he’d need to get a biopsy on Nov. 25 to find out if it’s malignant or benign. The prognosis seems to be good, according to Volkow. “(After) talking to my surgeon, talking to the anesthesiologist these last couple of days, it’s pretty posi-
tive.We’re positive,” he said. “I’m in good hands and I’m feeling pretty good about it. I’m feeling upbeat.” While he deals with his health, Coun. Anne Kang will assume his responsibilities on the social planning committee (she’s currently vice-chair), while Lance Matricardi (deputy chairperson) will do the same for the parks, recreation and culture commission. Volkow encourages everyone, especially men, to get checked out if they’re experiencing severe headaches with a bout of nausea. “Most men, we just think, ‘Oh god, it’s a headache, whatever. I’m not going to go bug anybody about a headache; take a couple of aspirins, right?’” he said. The father of three added he’s unsure how long his leave of absence will be, but said he’ll take a wait-andsee approach. “Not every day you come down with this situation,” he said.
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Teen band launches new Christmas CD
VYSO offers concert
Benefit concert will help raise money for the Salvation Army They’re spreading smiles – and music – for Christmas. The Smile Band – in fact, their name is styled as Sm:)e – is spreading holiday cheer with a variety of performances around the Lower Mainland. The band is a group of four girls, aged 15 to 17, from Burnaby, Surrey and Maple Ridge – including the Burnaby sister duo of Avery (15) and Veronica (17) Amores, who captured the title of Burnaby’s Got Talent last year.They’re joined by 15-year-old Gabbie Evans and 17-year-old Kaitlyn Kelly. The girls attend the Surrey Academy of Innovative Learning, an online school that gives them the opportunity to perform in schools and go on tour.The band was put together and is managed by guitar teacher Terry Armitage. They’re holding a CD release party for their Christmas album, Christmas with the Smile Band, on Saturday,
Dec. 3 from 2 to 5 p.m. at 7188 Curragh Ave. in Burnaby. Partial proceeds from the benefit concert event – which includes a performance, CD release and refreshments – will go towards the Salvation Army’s children’s ministry. It’s just one highlight in a busy holiday season for the teens, who have a full 25 performances scheduled between Nov. 9 and Dec. 24. The band will appear on Paul Anthony’s Talent Time, a variety show shot at the Rio Theatre that airs on Shaw and Novus TV – they’re scheduled to appear on Dec. 1. Other upcoming Burnaby appearances include two performances at Metrotown, in front of the Microsoft store, on Friday Dec. 23 at 1 p.m. and on Dec. 24 at 10:30 a.m. Find out more about the band at www.smileband.ca or follow them on Twitter @itsthesmileband.
Young talent: The Sm:)e Band is launching its Christmas album, Christmas with the Smile Band, with a special release party on Saturday Dec. 3. Partial proceeds from the benefit concert will go towards the Salvation Army children’s ministry. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED
Christmas music is in the air – and you can hear it played by some young and up-and-coming musicians in this fun concert at Michael J. Fox Theatre. The VancouverYouth Symphony Orchestra is presenting Festive Holiday Fun on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2:30 p.m. The performance by the debut and intermediate orchestras features spirited selections by such composers as Rossini, Faure, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Haydn. The concert will feature musicians as young as eight years old – the debut orchestra includes musicians aged eight to 11 with little or no previous ensemble experience. The intermediate orchestra, meanwhile, is for musicians in junior and senior high school. Admission is by donation. See www.vyso.com for more information about the concert or about the orchestra and its four levels for students of all ages and abilities. Michael J. Fox Theatre is at 7373 MacPherson Ave.
Christmas is in the air at Burnaby Art Gallery Julie MacLellan LIVELY CITY
Love art? If you haven’t checked out the latest exhibitions at Burnaby Art Gallery, this month is a great time to do so. The gallery is currently showing works by H.E. Bergman, one of Canada’s most celebrated printmakers, with engravings inspired by landscapes, flora and fauna. It’s also featuring Season’s Greetings, a selection of handmade artist cards and greeting cards – which includes an interactive wall where visitors can display their own seasonally themed works. And don’t forget, the gallery also offers families a chance to get into the studio and create their own art. The next In the BAG Fam-
ily Sunday is on Sunday, Dec. 11. From 1 to 4 p.m., folks of all ages can drop in, check out the exhibitions and create their own holiday art cards. Check out www.burnaby artgallery.ca or call 604297-4422 for information. The gallery is at 6344 Deer Lake Ave. ENTERTAINMENT ABOUNDS AT HERITAGE CHRISTMAS While you’re in the Deer Lake area, don’t forget about all the Christmas festivities at Burnaby Village Museum. The village is once again hosting its Heritage Christmas celebrations, ongoing daily until Jan. 2 (closed Dec. 24 and 25). The fun includes a host of entertainment options around the village, from carollers and brass bands to theatre productions. This coming weekend’s
schedule includes performances by the BCR Brass Band and the Celtic Lasses on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Arnt Arntze on Sunday, Dec. 4. Holiday sing-alongs are featured on Saturday, Dec. 10, while the Twelve Strings of Christmas promise to be a highlight on Sunday, Dec. 11. Theatre lovers can continue to enjoy Forte Theatre Society’s Christmas Art Talent, running on weekends at Brookfield Hall (shows at 2:30, 4 and 6:30 p.m.) until Dec. 11. Starting Tuesday, Dec. 13, you can take in Rainforest Theatre’s Beauty and the Beast. And, of course, there’s a host of other activities – visits with Father Christmas, the Twelve Days of Christmas Scavenger Hunt, kids’ crafts, baking, carousel rides and more.
Sounds of the season: The Celtic Lasses perform in the church at Burnaby Village Museum as part of the village’s Heritage Christmas celebrations, ongoing until Jan. 2. PHOTO JENNIFER GAUTHIER
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Sounds of the season: The Amabilis Singers perform in Siena during an Italian tour in the summer of 2015. The choir is bringing its holiday concert, Christmas At Home, to the stage in Burnaby on Saturday, Dec. 10. PHOTO NOW FILES, CONTRIBUTED
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WHAT’S UP? If “Christmas” and “choral singing” go hand in hand in your world, then this is your day. Burnaby residents get a chance to enjoy not one but two high-quality choral concerts on Saturday, Dec. 10. WHEN AND WHERE? At 2 p.m., you can hear the Amabilis Singers at New Westminster Christian Reformed Church, 8255 13th Ave. (between First and Newcombe streets). At 7:30 p.m., you can hear the Lyric Singers at the Danish Lutheran Church,
6010 Kincaid St. WHAT WILL I HEAR? The Amabilis Singers, under the direction of Ramona Luengen, with pianist Ingrid Verseveldt, present Christmas at Home, with a program of music celebrating the joyful magic of the Christmas season. You can hear seasonal songs both familiar and unfamiliar, including Connor Koppin’s There Is No Rose, Will Todd’s My Lord Has Come, Stacey Gibbs’ spirited arrangement of Go Tell It On the Mountain, Sandra Peter’s reworking of Silent
Night and works by Vivaldi and Handel. There will also be a sing-along. The Lyric Singers are presenting The Carol of Christmas. They’ll be joined by a guest brass group for a program that includes Benjamin Britten’s renowned Ceremony of Carols, as well as audience sing-alongs.
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Meet new people: MOSAIC has a seniors’ club, aimed at immigrants and refugees aged 55 years and up. In addition to host of activities on offer (Tai Chi anyone?), the club also provides resources on government benefits, community support and health-related information.
New to Burnaby? Make new friends at MOSAIC’s seniors’ club Tereza Verenca
Immigrant seniors new to Burnaby are encouraged to check out MOSAIC’s seniors’ club. The organization is home to a host of free activities that allow participants to make new friends, learn new skills and join community events.Yoga classes,Tai Chi, knitting and computer workshops are just some of the offerings. “We always ask people to call in and make sure there’s room in any of our classes,” said settlement outreach worker Jennifer Ng. “We do an intake process to begin with and then we place them in the different programs they’re interested in.” Ng noted the activities switch every three months, so it’s important to call ahead. The seniors’ club also is a great resource for newcomers. “We do one-on-one support, so if there’s any issues like government benefits or bus pass programs, they can definitely come in to see us and make an appointment. We’ll sit down and resolve what we need to resolve. If we can’t do that, we can refer (them) to other organizations that can help,” said Ng. For seniors who need a little help with their English, MOSAIC has an Eng-
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lish language conversation circle.The program is designed to help seniors learn basic day-to-day English and to practise everyday communication in a friendly setting, said Ng. “We have two levels, usually a lower beginner.They learn a lot of new vocabulary, that kind of thing, and
We always ask people to call in and make sure there’s room … upper beginner, which is a little more advanced,” she
added, noting the conversation circle takes a break in December, July and August. MOSAIC has two locations in Burnaby, at 5902 Kingsway and at 2055 Rosser Ave. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/ hjmv58l or call 604-4388214 to register.
Not everyone is able to get out of the house and make it to their local library. That’s where the Burnaby Public Library’s home library and accessible service program comes in. It’s a home delivery service available to anyone who has been confined to their home for three months or more. “It’s not necessarily for someone who breaks their arm or sprains their wrist.
It’s meant for chronic problems,” said community outreach librarian Kelsey Jang, who cited reasons such a physical or visual disability. “This service is really all about supporting the needs of our community and one of the key ways BPL tries to remove barriers to provide access to library service.” Even though the program is accessible by all Burnaby residents, Jang said the majority of patrons are seniors. The monthly stop is Continued on page 32
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Welcome to Christmas in Burnaby. Inside this edition you will ﬁnd top Christmas gifts ideas in some of Burnaby’s top shopping locations. The Heights, Edmonds, Highgate, Market Crossing, Brentwood, Solo District, Metrotown, and Kingsway!
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THE HEIGHTS for whipping up tasty treats
The Heights neighbourhood in Burnaby is known as a culinary hub. The area is rich with restaurants, bakeries and CY$90GE4& C5#YCU GEE 7EE$O +045 O$E090#DC $G4CP But aside from ready-made food, there is one shop dedicated to helping others create wonders in the kitchen. Posh Pantry, at 4548 Hastings St., carries everything you could possibly need to cook up the perfect Christmas dinner, host a great party, or ply friends and family with lovingly decorated cookies. If you are giving away holiday baking this year, why not go beyond the basic cookie tin or box and gift a loved one with a decorative serving dish full of treats? Posh Pantry has many types of serving ware, from plates to trays, from cheese boards to cheese knives. Serving ware also makes an ideal gift for those
quality cookware, the shop carries many different Le Creuset pieces in many different colours. There are small items in the shop that would go well with a stock pot as well, such as soup socks (for creating perfectly clear stock), Bouquet Garni soup seasoning, and the Joseph rocker garlic press. These also make great stocking stuffers for the cooks in your life. For those who prefer to make cooking a bonding experience, there is the Swissmar red classic raclette party grill. The eightperson grill comes with a granite hot stone, eight spatulas and eight raclette dishes. Guests become chefs, cooking their choice of ingredients on the hot stone and then dipping their food in their raclette, or cheese, dishes. The grill can be kept on the table, in easy reach of everyone, and is beautiful to look at as well, with 04C H$O 7(0C5 and granite top. There are so many items to choose from at Posh Pantry, plenty to please the bakers, home cooks, and party planners in your life. And for would-be chefs, the shop holds cooking classes, as well. Be sure to ask the staff for any suggestions, or if you’re looking for anything in particular.
happy hosts on your list, the ones who love to throw a good party. Bring along a beautiful serving dish as a hostess gift for a holiday shindig, and you’ll be sure to be invited to future soirees. For the tea lover in your life, there is a wide range of teapot choices at Posh Pantry. From delicate, Z#HGE YG44$H(C 4# !H0R54 9#E#DHCU 45$ store stocks choices for every taste. And there are many accessories as well, from tea cozies to teacups, to honey 0(8DC$O +045 ZG>#DHC E0I$ E$A#( G(O >G(0EEGP A beautiful new teapot is the perfect gift for friends and family you don’t get to see often – now, when you do, you can share a cup of tea and catch up. Winter is soup season, and the true home chef needs a good stockpot to cook up something warm and comforting, to battle the cold weather. Posh Pantry carries Le Creuset pots, perfect for creating a great soup, and they look beautiful, too. For those who value
Royal City Youth Ballet Company Society proudly presents, for the 28th season, the full length ballet, the Nutcracker.
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EDMONDS set the festive mood A beautiful present can make spirits bright and delight even the most hard-to-please individual. For truly gorgeous gifts Y$H8$94 8#H 8G(C #8 Z#+$HCU 8$H(C G(O A#H$U E##I (# 8GH45$H 45G( Burnaby’s Edmonds neighbourhood. Passion Floral Boutique serves !#45 \DH(G!& G(O <$+ 1$C42 A0(C4$HU GC 04 !#HO$HC 45$ 4+# cities. The shop creates one-ofG2I0(O !#D6D$4CU G(O C$EEC Z#+2 $HC G(O YEG(4C CD95 GC #H950OCU air plants and cacti. A unique gift idea is the shop’s Grinch tree – a miniature CyYH$CC 4H$$ 0( G CAGEEU C0AYE$ Y#4P The trees are shaped to evoke 45$ +#(O$H#DCU +50AC09GE 4H$$C #8 JHP Q$DCCU +045 45$0H +G>& and curved appearance. The miniature trees are decorated +045 !GD!E$C 0( H$OU E0R54 RH$$( #H 9H&C4GEU G(O 45$H$ 0C GEC# G tree topper. The trees make a RH$G4 9#(>$HCG40#( Y0$9$U G92 9#HO0(R 4# 45$ C5#Y #+($HU G(O can be planted outdoors after the holiday season. For a gift that adds seasonal greenery
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VANCOUVER’S ORIGINAL Sicilian Cannoli now available in Burnaby!
Cannoli King Vancouver has been MAKING locally handcraftED Sicilian Cannoli for over 35 years. We make everything from scratch, from our dough to the fillings. Freshly ﬁlled Cannoli now available at these locations Commissary: Italia Bakery Vancouver #104-2828 East Hastings Vancouver 604-251-6800 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
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MARKET CROSSING/BIG BEND the perfect holiday Market Crossing Shopping Centre in Burnaby’s Big Bend neighbourhood offers many opportunities for holiday shopping, some craftier than others. Michaels, the popular arts and crafts store, carries supplies for any special holiday project. And Michaels website, canada. michaels.com, posts project ideas and instructions to help get you started. From wreaths to cards to unique handmade gifts, Michaels has many choices for creating beautiful presents and wrapping them, too.
The store carries beautiful gift-wrapping supplies, from gift bags to bows. But the store at 5771 Marine Way also has ready-made gifts, including wreaths designed by the staff, and supplies for those crafters on your list. It is an especially good destination when it comes to shopping for children. The store stocks plenty of art supplies like crayons, kits, beads, and more. And there are many small items that are perfect for stocking stuffers throughout the store. For the artsy kid on your list, Michaels has art kits and easels. The metal art case from Creatology is a great pick, with stamps, colour pencils, markers, pastels and watercolour cakes inside a professionallooking case. And for the child with a love of learning, but with A#H$ #8 G C90$(4079 !$(4U there are a variety of creative projects available as well. The Toysmith volcanomaking kit is a fun choice,
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and kids can create their volcano with their parents, learning while enjoying time together. After shopping for the kids, you can hop across Marine Way to 7585 Market Crossing for a coffee break at Starbucks. And while you relax with something warm, you can cross some coffee lovers off your Christmas list. Starbucks carries a variety of unique gifts for those who like a hot cuppa in the morning or on the go. A popular pick this season is the stamp art mugs. Starbucks has reproduced the artistic stamps used on its coffee bags, and printed them in gold on black mugs. The stamps for Starbucks’ Viennese, Kenya, Costa Rica and Sumatra coffees are included in the collection. For those on the go, Starbucks has released its limited edition Canada Tumbler. Perfect for the holi-
days, the tumbler is being released early in advance of Canada’s 150th birthday. And for something special for the true Starbucks fan, there is the Starbucks Siren statue. Created as a collector’s item, the white statue is topped with a gold crown. Whether you’re looking for knitting yarn for a friend or a pretty mug for your child’s teacher, Market Crossing at Big Bend has many 7($ 450(RC 4# 95##C$ from this holiday C$GC#(P @#H CY$9079 items, call Michaels and Starbucks before heading down, to ensure those items are in stock at these particular stores.
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Saturday, December 3rd 9am to 3pm Helping Families warehouse 1679 Gilmore Ave at 1st Ave, Burnaby
Holiday Baking • Gift Baskets Princess Crowns • Wands • Jewellery Ornaments & Dresses Embroidery • Candles Kids Duck Pond game with great prizes
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Make Christmas Bright for a local family or senior in need DONATE Fill the shelves of our toy room and support our outreach & poverty initiatives
ANGEL PROJECT Be an Angel to a child this Holiday season- use our Angel cards & host a toy drive
Provide gifts & food to local families and/or seniors. invite your group, company or family to join you. This space is generously sponsored by
The Rotary Clubs’ of Burnaby Present
FITNESS CIRCUIT The Fitness Circuit will be built with the support of Burnaby citizens and companies for Canada’s 150th Anniversary. It will include 12 pieces of state-of-the-art outdoor exercise equipment set to be ready for July 2017. Donations of any amount by an individual will be accepted. You will have your name listed on the Rotary website to show your generosity, & a tax receipt will be issued.
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When the party ends, Operation Red Nose gets you
home, and in your own car! Operation Red Nose is a volunteer driving service provided during the Christmas Holiday Season to all drivers who have been drinking or who do not feel fit to drive their own vehicle back home. When the party ends, Operation Red Nose gets you AND your car home safely!
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METROTOWN a little R&R this season
The holidays can be a time of joy, togetherness and giving, but they can also be very stressful. Finding ways to relax when you’re 9#(C4G(4E& #( 45$ R# 0C O0879DE4P \D4 there’s nothing like settling into a warm bath with a good book to recuperate. For those people on your list who really need to take a load off, there are plenty of gift choices at Chapters at Metropolis at Metrotown. There are many great books out in time for Christmas, it all just depends on the type of reader you have in mind. For the funny folk in your life, or someone who needs a good laugh, Mike Myers Canada is a great pick. Part nostalgic recollections by a beloved comedian, part homage to home, the book is sure to be a heart-warming and hilarious way to pass the season. For those interested in a more sombre look at our coun4H&U 45$H$ 0C 1$(LG9I !& G+GHO2+0((0(R GD45#H `#C$Y5 \#&2 den. It is the story of an Ojibwe boy who runs away from a North Ontario Indian school, trying to get home. The book can also be bought as a package with Secret Path,
by musician Gord Downie with illustrations by Jeff Lemire. The graphic novel, another version of the story of Chanie “Charlie” Wenjack, comes with a 10-song digital download album by Downie. Lovers of Canadian literature might also be interested in Madeleine Thien’s new novel, Do Not Say We Have Nothing. The book won this year’s Giller Prize and the GovernorGeneral’s Literary Award. The novel is an epic story that follows two generations of an extended family in China. To create a truly relaxing gift, head to Lush after M5GY4$HC G(O Y09I DY C#A$450(R 7""& 8#H 45$ !G45P N5$ \$C4 10C5$C R084 YG9IGR$ 0C Y$H8$94 8#H G 8$+ quiet nights in. The Golden Wonder and So White !G45 !#A!CU G(O 45$ QYGHIE0(R S$O QE0YY$HC \D!!E$ \GH GH$ 95#9I 8DEE #8 !D!!E$CU G(O 45$ Q(#+9GC4E$ Soap is a festive touch in the bathroom. For even more fun in the tub, the Santa in Space package is a great idea. This space-tastic bundle includes four unique bath bombs – Intergalactic, Northern Lights, Ickle \G!& \#4 G(O Q4GHODC4 ; GC +$EE GC 45$ \0R \G(R and Peeping Santa bubble bars. If you’re looking to really impress the suds fan in your life, go with the 12 Days of Christmas package. It is comprised of 12 differ-
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fect cycling accessory can take some help. Luckily, the staff at Cap’s Westwood Cycle on Kingsway are well-versed in all things bicycle. One of four locations throughout the Lower Mainland, the Cap’s Westwood shop in Burnaby is a perfect spot for picking up something for the cycling enthusiast in your life. Though
if you’re a local, you’ve probably got more than one cyclist on your gift list this year. Making sure your favourite rider is safe is a great place to start. Winter means long, dark afternoons and evenings, so bike lights are absolutely essential. The Bontrager Ion 800R is a powerful headlight with a nice, sleek design. The CREE LED light inside is very
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in the 2017 line of Lucky scooters. These include a variety of models such as the Lucky Dirt Scooters, Lucky Crew Pro and Lucky Covenant Pro. And for those who aren’t feeling lucky, there are many other brands to choose from, as well as accessories for those who already own a scooter and just want to update it a little. There’s something really special for the loved one on your list who already has everything they need for their bicycle – an e-bike. Electric bikes have become really popular in the Lower Mainland and there
are plenty to choose from, different styles perfect for mountain biking, commuting or just cruising around town. And for the truly content cyclist who has all the bike bells and whistles they need, the best present of all is giving them the skills to care for their ride. Cap’s Westwood offers U-Wrench classes at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. There are plenty of presents perfect for the riders on your list, whatever their preferred way of getting around. Staff at the Burnaby store, located at 5400 Kingsway, can provide more details on courses, bikes and accessories.
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A personalized delivery: Staff with the Burnaby Public Library’s home library and accessible service program is estimated to help patrons about 3,800 times this year. The group makes about 120 stops each month and usually provides service to multiple patrons at each stop. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED
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Seven phone numbers to keep on your fridge Getting help for any health concern is a lot easier these days, thanks to a list of seven phone numbers put together by Fraser Health. Clip this out and hang it on the fridge. Health information: 8-1-1 or healthlinkbc.ca Call this number if you’re feeling unwell or have a minor injury and are unsure about what to do. Or, if you have a question or need advice about a health issue. This is a free, 24/7 service that offers health advice;
Protect yourself from fraud: !Keep all personal documents in a secure place. If you don’t need them, do not carry your birth certificate, passport or SIN card.
nutrition information from a dietician; advice about drugs and pills from a pharmacist; where to find health services in your community; and translation services. Personal health:Your doctor’s phone number Your doctor is your health expert. Call him or her if you have an urgent concern you think needs to be addressed ASAP. If you don’t have a GP, a walk-in clinic may be a good option, so have a number handy for the closest one.
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Home health: 1-855412-2121 This is Fraser Health’s service line, a number where you can find out whether you qualify for home support for personal care, home care nursing, palliative care, day programs for adults or respite services for caregivers.The line is open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It’s confidential and there are translation services available. Seniors will pay a fee for some services, based on their income. Services
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Mental health: Fraser Health Crisis Line, 604951-8855 or 1-877-8207444 Call if there’s anything that’s causing you concern, worry or distress. For example, suicide thoughts or feelings, mental health problems, addictions, family violence, abuse, relationship conflicts, loss or just plain loneliness. Available 24/7; free confidential emotional support, crisis intervention
Home help: 604-2681312 or betterathome.ca Call this number to get help with home tasks like housekeeping and transportation to appointments. Seniors pay a fee for some services, based on their income. Some services are free.
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As the holiday season ramps up and the bubbly begins to flow, a popular service to get you home safe returns. Operation Red Nose is back in Burnaby for another season.This year, the service will run the four weekends before Christmas and NewYear’s Eve. It started Nov. 25 and 26, and it continues Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10,
16, 17 and 31.The service starts at 9 p.m. and runs until 3 a.m. Operation Red Nose coordinator Chris Wilson noted the service typically provides about a thousand rides during the campaign, but there is still room to grow, especially in Burnaby and New Westminster. He suggested there are still a lot of people out there who are driving when they shouldn’t and who don’t really understand how Opera-
tion Red Nose works. “They might say ‘Wow, I get a ride home, I do the right thing and a charity really benefits from it,’”Wilson said. Operation Red Nose uses a team of volunteers to drive people and their cars home, for a donation.Volunteers work in teams of three, with two driving the client in the client’s vehicle and the third following behind in another vehicle. The money from dona-
tions goes toward KidSport and gets divided by the rides in each community. Last year, the holiday service provided a total of 934 rides in Burnaby, New Westminster and the TriCities.The organization also raised $31,490 in donations at an average of $33.72 per ride. While Operation Red Nose is entering its 10th year in the Tri-Cities, it expanded to include Burnaby and New Westminster
in 2012. In Burnaby and New Westminster, the service provided 285 rides during the campaign and raised more than $9,000 in donations between the two communities. For Red Nose organizers, all that money means 125 kids got the opportunity to take part in a season of sports. However, with the service’s success comes at least one challenge: getting enough volunteers to drive
people home. “We really encourage people to let their friends, family and co-workers know about the service so that they can get home safely and also help KidSport at the same time,”Wilson said. If you’re interested in volunteering, go to operation rednosetricities.com for more information. For a ride, call 778-8666673.
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GUIDE TO MERCHANT ACTIVITY KINDRED COUNSELLING – 3701 Kindred will be giving out Hot Chocolate and $25 off ﬁrst three sessions. MR. CHILLI NOODLE HOUSE – 3760 Dine for 20% off! Enjoy Mapo tofu and Kungbao chicken for 40% off. PLUSH FLORAL STUDIO – 3978 Pick up an empty stocking to ﬁll and bring back by December 24, and Plush will deliver stockings to people spending Christmas on the streets of the DTES. ROBERTSON HOME HARDWARE – 4052 Stop by Home Hardware for your free 2017 calendar.
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COMPANION BOOKS – 4094 Hastings St Visit for $5 off when you spend $20 or more. Redeem anytime. VAN PET BURNABY – 4111 Hastings St Take pictures with Santa Paws by donation and 100% of your donation goes to Action for Animals. Receive a gift bag worth more than $20 when you donate for photos. CIOFFI’S MEAT MARKET & DELI – 4152/4150/4156 Hastings St Win a holiday ham (approximately 10 lbs) when you enter the raffle at the Light Up the Heights Trees Lighting Ceremony! UPS STORE – 4111 Hastings St Enter the raffle to win $15 to the Admiral Pub or 100 FREE business cards. Enjoy 10% off everything, all day. G&F FINANCIAL GROUP – 4191 Hastings Stop by and pick up a free cloth shopping bag! HIDDEN TREASURES – 4210 Hastings St Receive 30% off clothing, shoes, books and lamps all day! MONEY MART – 4206 Hastings St Pick up a gift bag to celebrate local business!
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Stop in for coffee and cookies. THE CO-OPERATORS – 4318 Hastings St Enjoy festive décor and staff when you visit the Co-Operators! 2POLISHED BEAUTY – 4541 Hastings St Enjoy a festive day at the spa and $30 pedicures in one day sale. Buy a package deal for up to 25% off. PARK INSURANCE – 4586 Hastings St Giving away cookies, treats, calendars, pens and shopping bags! BURNABY HEIGHTS MASSAGE & ACUPUNCTURE – 405A Beta Avenue Relax with a 10 minute chair massage for only $8. Providing massages since 1995. NORBURN LIGHTING AND BATH – 4600 Hastings St Join the Norburn Lighting team for hot chocolate and cookies while you shop. BARKER BARBER – 4609 Hastings St Enter to win a free groom for your dog, take Dog Christmas photos, and try special baked treats from Big Dog Little Dog Bakery. CRISTOS GREEK TAVERNA – 4624 Celebrate with this One day special – 2 for 1 kids lunch from 12 to 4 p.m. Cristos is open speciﬁcally for lunch for Light Up the Heights on Dec. 3. BIG DOG LITTLE DOG BAKERY – 4631 Enjoy free treat giveaways, 20% off all baked goods and Christmas packages, and
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If I had a hammer: Cyan Reyes pounding mochi at the annual Mochitsuki Day at the Nikkei Centre in 2013. This year’s end-of-year Japanese celebration is back on Dec. 29. PHOTO NOW FILES
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Here’s a fun one to get your hands a little messy – the Nikkei Centre is hosting a Mochitsuki Day at the end of this year. Mochitsuki is the process by which Japanese rice cakes are made. In Japan, the mochi-pounding process is fast paced. Some shops even attract a crowd when the mochi pounders get going. The Nikkei Centre is inviting everyone to drop in and try their hand at mochi pounding on Dec. 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.The event features a traditional mochipounding demonstration by the Vancouver Japanese Gardener’s Association, mochi tasting and mochi and Japanese food sales. Admission is free.The centre is at 6688 Southoaks Cres. For more information, visit www.nikkeiplace.org or call 604-777-7000. COATS FOR KIDS Kudos to Knights of Columbus for another successful Coats for Kids campaign, which saw 340 coats delivered to people in need on Nov. 23. Close to $6,000 was raised to buy the winter attire, according to Daren Hancott, Grand Knight of Coquitlam Council 5540. Among the deliveries was one of Burnaby’s Helping Families in Need Society, which received 85 jackets. “There’s a huge need,”
Hancott told the NOW. “Ray (the society’s president) said he could take a lot more than that.” Coats were also dropped off to a Syrian refugee family, Eva’s House Domestic Abuse Shelter,Talitha Koum Society, St.Vincent de Paul Society, Coquitlam’s Suwa’lkh Secondary School and Vancouver’s Lookout Society. The Knights are planning to also drop off jackets to Covenant House and Aunt Leah’s Place in New West. “All in all, it was a wonderful day. Everyone seemed happy, inspired to do more to help, and were in awe of the continual good works of all the people and organizations they met,” said Hancott in a press release. NEIGHBOURHOOD MEETING The Chevron Burnaby refinery community advisory panel is hosting its seventh annual neighbourhood meeting tonight (Nov. 30). If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the refinery’s operations, this is your chance to ask questions. Panelists will be providing an overview of their activities in 2016. “They are also looking to neighbours to suggest topics to discuss in 2017 and will take questions from those attending,” says the company’s fall newsletter. “Also, in response to community interest, the agenda will include a presentation by Chevron staff about environmental initiatives at
the refinery, including Tier 3 gasoline and some of the new technology initiatives we’re working on.” The meeting is on from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Confederation Seniors Centre, at 4585 Albert St. FUEL YOUR SCHOOL SUCCESS In other Chevron news, the company raised $565,000 during its Fuel Your School campaign in October. Whenever someone filled up with 30 litres or more of gas during that month, Chevron donated $1 to My Class Needs, a registered Canadian charity that helps connects kindergarten to Grade 12 public school projects with interested donors. “Within the first two hours of the program launching, we had 150 teachers applying for projects to fund,” said Chevron Canada spokesperson Adrien Byrne. “Thank you to all Burnaby parents who participated and encouraged their children’s teachers to apply.Your support allows us to fund extra science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) projects in local schools.” FuelYour School has been running in the Lower Mainland for the last three years. In Burnaby, 43 schools were supported, 198 classroom projects were funded and 8,900 students were reached in 2014 and 2015. Send Here & Now ideas to email@example.com.
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On Remembrance Day, the funeral homes offer small Canadian flags for those who wish to place them on veterans’ graves. The funeral homes belong to the Dignity Memorial network. Dignity Memorial®’s parent company, Service Corporation International, received the J.D. Power President’s Award for its dedication to service excellence this year. “We always feel that we only have one chance to get it right,” Knapman says. “So we do our very best, every time, for every family.” To find out more about making arrangements with either Forest Lawn or Ocean View funeral homes, call 1-800-34-DIGNITY or go to www. forestlawn-burnaby.com and www. oceanviewfuneral.com. Forest Lawn is at 3789 Royal Oak Ave. and Ocean View is at 4000 Imperial Street.
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Blood pressure: Five myths, and the real truth DavidicusWong HEALTHWISE
Do you know your numbers? You know by heart your birthdate and age, home and cell numbers, your address and maybe even your social insurance number. But there’s one number that every adult should know: your blood pressure. To understand why this measurement is so important, let’s explore five myths about blood pressure. MYTH #1: “IT’S JUST A NUMBER.” It’s more than a number. It’s one of your vital signs (e.g. heart rate and temperature, not your astrological sign). Blood pressure is the measurement of the pressure of blood inside your blood vessels, specifically, the brachial artery of the upper arm. A normal blood pressure of 120/80 (“120 over 80”) represents a systolic pressure of 120 mm
Hg (when the heart contracts) and a diastolic pressure of 80 (when the heart relaxes). Of course, we need a normal amount of pressure to deliver blood to all your vital organs, but chronically high blood pressure (hypertension) damages those organs and arteries themselves. MYTH #2: “I DON’T NEED TO WORRY ABOUT IT.” High blood pressure damages the walls of arteries throughout the body, including the kidneys, brain, heart, eyes and extremities. Over time, it contributes to atherosclerosis (narrowing of arteries), manifested as progressive kidney failure, loss of circulation to your feet and legs, dementia, loss of vision, erectile dysfunction, heart failure (weakness in the pumping of the heart) and angina (chest pain due to impaired circulation to the heart muscle). The catastrophic end results are premature heart attacks, strokes, blindness, kidney failure requiring dialysis, amputations of toes
and feet, aneurysms (the expansion and rupture of blood vessels in the chest, abdomen or brain) and end stage heart failure. MYTH #3: “IF I FEEL GOOD, IT CAN’T BE BAD.” A lot of us might assume that if we feel good, we must be healthy and our blood pressure couldn’t be a problem.There’s a common misconception that individuals with high blood pressure are stressed out or angry like Donald Duck. Mickey Mouse is just as likely to be hypertensive. High blood pressure may be caused by medical conditions such as kidney disease or an overactive thyroid, by medications including ibuprofen or an unhealthy lifestyle; however, 95 per cent of people with high blood pressure have essential hypertension that is often genetic. Blood pressure also increases with age. In fact, one in five adults has high blood pressure, and your lifetime risk for developing hypertension is 90 per cent.Your risk may
be even higher if you have a family history of high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney failure or strokes.
pressure is high at least eight hours/day (i.e. at work) in addition to the medical clinic, it should be treated.
MYTH #4: “IT’S ONLY HIGH AT THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE.” White coat syndrome is a genuine condition wherein the patient’s blood pressure is much higher when taken by a doctor or nurse than at home. I ask my patients to measure and record their
MYTH #5: “IF I START A MEDICATION, I’M STUCK ON IT FOR LIFE.” As a physician, I want my patients to maintain safe blood pressure levels and avoid the long-term complications. Medications have a potent effect in lowering blood pressure but they are not addictive and don’t make the body dependent any more than before they are started. I have many patients who have been able to reduce the doses and numbers of medications they take through major lifestyle changes. Some now have normal blood pressures without any drugs. These potent lifestyle changes include quitting smoking, limiting or stopping alcohol, increased physical activity, weight loss (if overweight), eating more fruits and vegetables and less red meat, and limiting sodium (salt) in the diet.
One in ﬁve adults has high blood pressure home blood pressures with a reliable machine (that we compare to our office equipment). If blood pressure is only elevated at the clinic but never at home or work, we don’t prescribe medications. However, some people have a significant rise in their blood pressure with any stressful situation, including their work. If the blood
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So get to know your numbers – especially your blood pressure. Most adults should check their blood pressure at least once a year and more frequently if they have a personal or family history of high blood pressure. LEARN MORE On Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m., I’m presenting “what you need to know about high blood pressure” at the McGill library branch, 4595 Albert St. in North Burnaby.This free presentation is sponsored by the Burnaby Division of Family Practice and the Burnaby Public Library. Because seating is limited, please register by phone at 604-299-8955, in person or online at www. bpl.bc.ca/events/mcgill. Dr. DavidicusWong is a family physician.To learn more about upcoming health education events, see the Burnaby Division of Family Practice website at divisionsbc.ca/ burnaby. For more on achieving your positive potential in health, see davidicuswong. wordpress.com.
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QUESTIONS FOR DAVID MITSUI Tereza Verenca
YOUR GRANDFATHER, SGT. MASUMI MITSUI, FOUGHT IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR AND WAS ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO HELPED JAPANESE CANADIANS WIN THE VOTE IN B.C. IN 1931. HOW DOES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL? I’m very proud to be a grandson, and certainly honoured to be able to share his story and the story of the Issei (Japanese immigrants) for their fight to win their right to vote, but also the
fight to join the Canadian Expeditionary Forces in the First World War. He never talked about his wartime experiences. Every Remembrance Day, he would put on his uniform, his Legion beret and wear his medals. But he would stay at home. He never went to a public service. It was his way of honouring his comrades, and especially his fallen comrades.
WHY IS IT YOU’RE DOING IMPORTANT TO A TALK AT THE KEEP THIS PART OF NIKKEI CENTRE ON HISTORY ALIVE? DEC. 3. WHAT DO The Japanese Canadian YOU WANT THE TAKEAWAY history is a story, I think, TO BE? that starts with hope. When In (coming to Canada), they left Japan, they hoped they endured a lot of for a better life in Canada hardship and racial and that involved a lot of discrimination, but through sacrifice. It meant leaving their resilience family behind and it and their goal also meant starting to be accepted all over in a foreign as full citizens country. It’s also of Canada, they a story of racial made sacrifices discrimination, and demonstrated similar to their allegiance to what Chinese Canada, and proved immigrants went that they were through, similar worthy of Canadian to what First David Mitsui Nations have gone speaking on Dec. 3 citizenship. (Also), through. They were the uprooting of 22,000 targeted by white society and there was a lot Japanese Canadians of prejudice. during the Second World
War has affected several generations of Canadians of Japanese ancestry. Neither my generation, the third generation nor the fourth generation have the language. We do some Japanese cultural things, but when my brother and I were raised, we were raised to be Canadian because of the internment.
YOUR GRANDFATHER LIVED A LONG LIFE. WHAT’S ONE PIECE OF ADVICE HE GAVE YOU THAT HAS STUCK WITH YOU? Education was really important to him. He was always supportive of my brother and I to go to university because he never got a chance to further his education. My
understanding is that his father in Japan was a naval officer in the Japanese navy. He tried to enlist and he was not successful. And my dad thinks it’s because he didn’t have his Grade 12.
IF YOU COULD SEE HIM AGAIN, WHAT WOULD YOU TELL HIM? I hope that I’m keeping his promise to his comrades. He said at the rededication of the cenotaph in Stanley Park in 1985, ‘They are gone, but not forgotten.’ THE TALK You can hear David Mitsui speak at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre (6688 Southoaks Cres.) on Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. Admission is free. For more info, call 604-777-7000.
Light Up the Heights kicks off festive season Shop local this Christmas season, starting with the Heights Merchants Association’s Light Up the Heights holiday kick-off. On Saturday, Dec. 3 from noon to 5 p.m., drop by the
Heights for a festive sidewalk sale.There will be special pricing during the event, plus treats, music and giveaways – and even a visit from Santa Claus and his helpers, according to a press
release. The day-long celebration, meant to promote shopping local during the holiday season, culminates in a special tree lighting ceremony at Burnaby Fire Hall No. 5 at
4:30 p.m. “We invite the public to join us as we light up the Heights along Hastings Street,” said Isabel Kolic, executive director of the merchants’ association.
And there will be a plethora of goodies at the fire hall for everyone who comes by, including cookies courtesy of Valley Bakery, hot chocolate from Caffe Divano and, of course, carollers.
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Artsnow ARTS CALENDAR TO SUNDAY, DEC. 11 Forte Theatre Society presents Christmas Art Talent, at Brookfield Hall, Burnaby Village Museum, as part of the village’s Heritage Christmas festivities. Play runs at 2:30, 4 and 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Info: www. burnabyvillagemuseum.ca. TO JAN. 7, 2017 H.E. Bergman and Season’s Greetings, two exhibitions at Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave., featuring the engravings of Bergman and seasonal greeting cards and other art. In the BAG family Sunday studio drop-ins, 1 to 4 p.m. on Dec. 11 and Jan. 8. Information: www. burnabyartgallery.ca or 604297-4422. TO SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 2017 Warrior Spirit, an exhibition honouring the Japanese Canadian veterans of the First World War, ongoing at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre. Info: www.nikkeiplace.org TO SUNDAY, JAN. 29, 2017 Ephemera from the Paper Hound, an off-site exhibition by Burnaby Art Gallery at the Bob Prittie (Metrotown) branch of Burnaby Public Library, 6100 Willingdon Ave., open during library hours. Free. Info: www. burnabyartgallery.ca. TO MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017 Heather Aston: Waiting To Bloom/Waiting To Fly, an off-site exhibition by Burnaby Art Gallery at the McGill branch of Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St., open during library hours. Free. Info: www. burnabyartgallery.ca. FRIDAY, DEC. 2 Royal City Youth Ballet presents the Nutcracker at
Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Ave., Burnaby, 7 p.m. Tickets: www.ticketsnw. ca or 604-521-5050. Info: www.royalcityyouthballet. org. New Westminster Symphony Orchestra and Richmond Academy of Dance present their annual evening of Christmas music at dance, 7:30 p.m. at Massey Theatre, featuring two guest artists from the National Ballet of Canada, Jillian Vanstone and Skylar Campbell, in the pas de deux from the Nutcracker. Tickets $19, on sale through www.ticketsnw.ca or 604-521-5050. Info: www. newwestsymphony.net. SATURDAY, DEC. 3 TO SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 2017 Satirical Pop of Colour, a group exhibition at Deer Lake Gallery, with opening reception Dec. 3 from noon to 4 p.m., 6584 Deer Lake Ave. Info: www. burnabyartscouncil.org. SUNDAY, DEC. 4 19th annual Carols and Bells, 7 p.m. at Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., featuring five handbell choirs – including choirs from Burnaby, New West, Langley and Maple Ridge – and audience singalong. Tickets $20 regular, $15 students/seniors and $10 children. Info: www. queensavenue.org/ musicqueens. Songs of Hope and Freedom, the SFU Choir and SFU Chamber Choir’s winter concert, 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4 in the Diamond Family Auditorium, near Convocation Mall at SFU’s Burnaby campus. Tickets $20 regular, $10 for concession and students, free for kids under 12. See www.sfuchoir.ca, or buy tickets through www. brownpapertickets.com.
Vivo Children’s Choir presents One December Right and Clear, with a special guest choir from New Westminster Secondary, 2:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Cathedral, 514 Carnarvon St., New West. Tickets $10 regular, $8 for students and seniors, free for kids under 12. Refreshments to follow in the hall. MONDAY, DEC. 5 Writers Open Mike, at McGill branch of Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St., in support of the writers who have been taking part in National Novel Writing Month. Read or perform up to five minutes of your own work, or hear from others. Info: www.bpl.bc.ca/events. SATURDAY, DEC. 10 Christmas At Home, a concert of Christmas music presented by the Amabilis Singers, under the direction of Ramona Luengen, with pianist Ingrid Verseveldt, 2 p.m. at New Westminster Christian Reformed Church, 8255 13th Ave., Burnaby. Tickets $20, or free for children under 12. Available at the door, or call 604-503-2074. Info: www. amabilissingers.org. There’s a Norseman in the Classroom, a book launch of the new kids’ book by Grayson Smith, 10:30 a.m. at River Market, 810 Quayside Dr., New Westminster. Info: www.pepperminttoast.com. The Carol of Christmas, a Christmas concert by Lyric Singers and guest musicians, at Burnaby Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid St. Tickets are $20, $18 for seniors and students, and free for children under 12. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Call 604-340-4353 or email email@example.com. SUNDAY, DEC. 11 Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra’s intermediate
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WLA hires brand new commish Burnaby native aims to help rebuild WLA brand Dan Olson
With an impressive lacrosse and business pedigree, Paul Dal Monte has been someone who’s had his name floated around whenever a Western Lacrosse Association team’s coaching or general managing position opened up. Due to a busy schedule, the Burnaby native always gratefully declined all offers. But the WLA finally found something that fit. Dal Monte was announced Monday as the league’s new commissioner, who will take over from Ernie Truant as the person working with the governors to manage the seven-team circuit, handle player discipline, and help expand the brand. It’s a challenge the soon-to-be 58 year old is eager to take on. “One of the reasons I think I was approached, and threw my hat into the ring, is that the sport is something I have been involved with since I was eight years old,” said Dal Monte. “Over the many years I developed and continue to enjoy many friendships and connections with people in the game. I think those personal connections will make the job enjoyable.” His involvement as a player – both as a junior with the Burnaby Cablevision and with the New Westminster senior Salmonbellies – was filled with highlights, including three Minto Cup crowns and as many Mann Cup titles. He would co-coach the Burnaby junior Lakers alongside David Lough for eight seasons, each time advancing to the Minto championships and prevailing in 1998, 2000 and 2003. He also served as head coach/director of operations for the Vancouver Ravens during its three years in the National Lacrosse League. Outside of lacrosse, Dal Monte spent 15 years as an executive in the Vancouver Canucks marketing department and more recently consulted on marketing for the Ottawa Senators, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Abbotsford Heat and Langley Events Centre. That the governors voted 7-0 to hire Dal Monte was an emphatic and rare showing of unity, said New Westminster Salmonbellies president and general manager and WLA chair Dan Richardson. “We wanted to go in a little different direction and branch out in areas where we’ve been lacking,” said Richardson. “I think one of the problems we have is putting bums Continued on page 42
Getting ahead of the ball: Moscrop Panthers’ Nicole Morneau, centre in blue, keeps the ball out of reach of her New Westminster rivals during Thursday’s district senior girls field hockey game at Burnaby Central. PHOTO CORNELIA NAYLOR
Panthers prevail in ﬁeld hockey ﬁnal
Moscrop takes senior girls title as district league ends first season after long absence Dan Olson
The game ended in a 2-0 win, with one team prevailing over another. But in true fact, the season completed with four teams winning – in that those who came to play and restart a once-strong league have established a foothold for others to follow. The Moscrop Panthers will proudly display the Burnaby-New West senior girls field hockey banner, after blanking the New Westminster Hyacks 2-0 on Thursday. It crowned a season where four schools formed teams to re-animate programs dormant since the 2014 teacher labour dispute. All the participants this year have
things to be proud of, remarked Moscrop volunteer coach and Class of 2016 grad Sade Alexis. “I’m really proud of them … Burnaby field hockey in high school has kind of fallen apart in the last couple of years. Last year it didn’t exist, the year before because of the strike it didn’t happen.The last time it (existed) was when I was in Grade 10.” On a strong second half, the Panthers proved too much to handle thanks to goals from Nicole Morneau and Simran Bains, while the Hyacks were held scoreless by a solid Moscrop defence and netminder Maria Preoteasa. Joining Morneau on the allstar team was teammate Mireta Strandberg-Salmon. “In the first half I don’t think
(Moscrop girls) were as hungry, they expected to win,” said Alexis. “They didn’t know they had to try so hard, so in the second half it was really up to them to put the effort in, (as) I couldn’t coach because I was the umpire.” It took a few field hockey veterans to grab the mantle and put things in order. Morneau scored what stood as the game winner with a hard blast from inside the shooting circle early in the second half. A field hockey veteran in the Burnaby Lakers club, Morneau said the high school team bonded well despite a big gap in playing experience. By last week’s final, even she was feeling some nerves. “I woke up in the morning all excited, just thought about it all
day wanting to play, wanting to win,” said Morneau. “We were just excited to play the game. It means a lot, because there hasn’t been field hockey for the past few years so it feels good to win it.” Alexis said while a lot of players in the league had some experience in the sport, having newcomers come out in good numbers – both New West and Moscrop boasted lineups of 20-plus players – was a pleasant surprise. “I’ve played a lot of field hockey at a lot of different levels so I know what potential looks like. I’ve never coached this age before so it was different – I normally coach little kids. It was interesting to see that, I’d tell them something and they’d automatically learn it really fast,” she said.
Bassetts pace Clan in top-six running ﬁnish
The SFU Clan women’s cross country team raced to the best-ever finish in program history last week at the 2016 NCAA Division 2 cross country championships, placing sixth out of 302 schools on the six-kilometre course in St. Leo, Fla. “Wow, I’m so proud of these girls,” said SFU head coach Brit Townsend. “This was the most gruelling course we’ve run on, ever – so many long hills on thick grass, and in the heat. To accomplish what these girls did today was incredible.” The win caps a late-season surge for the women, who were ranked 16th in the national polls two weeks ago. SFU exceeded the prognosticators’ expectations with a string of seasonal bests from each of their top five runners.
The Clan was led by Rebecca Bassett, as the senior earned All-American honours by placing 23rd overall with a time of 21:12.2. Junior and fellow All-American Julia Howley was in 29th spot, finishing in a time of 21:16.4. Junior Miryam Bassett clocked in at 21:38.2, good for 42nd overall, while sophomore Addy Townsend ended up 68th and broke the 22-minute barrier for the first time. In her first and last nationals appearance, senior Reta Dobie placed 99th. Overall, the Clan finished with 210 points in the team standings, behind champion Grand Valley State, which collected the team title with a score of 116 points. The Clan’s sixthplace finish bested the team’s previous best mark, set in 2013 and 2014, where they both
SFU’S LEWIN DIALED IN FOR RECORD PACE The Simon Fraser University men’s basketball team got some sharp shooting from Tyrell Lewin and J.J. Pankratz, but fell short in an 8067 loss to Concordia in the second day at the Ayres Thanksgiving Classic in Riverside, Cal. Lewin lit it up from the inside, cashing in for a career-high 24 points on a perfect 12-for12 shooting performance.The 12 shots made without a miss put the forward in the GNAC record books with the third-best mark. Pankratz, meanwhile went 6-for-9 from the field and tallied 19 points.The loss leaves SFU with a 2-4 overall record, with their next game Thursday in Seattle.
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Dal Monte draws unanimous vote
Cutting to the middle: Burnaby Lake Rugby Union’s Taitusi Vikilani, centre, looks to evade a UBC opponent’s grasp during the Mainland Cup final two weeks ago. UBC won the premier division showdown 20-10. PHOTO JENNIFER GAUTHIER
Continued from page 41 in the seats, despite having a great product with worldclass and many pro players… We’ve got to re-connect with the lacrosse fan base and get the casual fan back into our arenas.” Richardson also views Dal Monte’s experience as a help in the search for league-wide sponsorship opportunities and enhancing the WLA’s profile. “I think one of the reasons my candidacy was considered was that I spent a good portion of my professional (work) life in sports and the sports business,” said Dal Monte. “Sports has always been a passion of mine and it’s great to leverage that with this position.”
He said that a main task will be to listen and work with the league governors to ensure the operating policy is followed, and in the next few weeks he’ll be talking with the clubs to discuss the challenges ahead. While he may have grown up in Burnaby and wore a New West crest during a 12-year playing career, Dal Monte said he holds no bias when it comes to the job. “I’m like Switzerland, I will be neutral.While I played all my junior and coached in Burnaby and played senior in New West, the only logo I’ll wear is that of the WLA. I want to make sure we grow and develop the league and build the game together.”
Burnaby rallies, tops SFU in Div. 3 ﬁnal Barzal to junior camp
Some solid footwork proved to be the key as the Burnaby Lake Rugby Club edged Simon Fraser University 13-6 in the men’s 3rd Division Mainland Cup final on Saturday.
All the scoring came in the second half, with BLRC taking a lead when Jarett Richardson touched down for the opening try. SFU, which won the previous encounter 27-22, got a pair
of penalty kicks from Marty Lockyer to go ahead 6-5, before Richardson restored Burnaby’s lead with a penalty kick with 10 minutes to play. The game ended after
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Burnaby Winter Club product Mathew Barzal was among 32 players invited to attend the national junior hockey team selection camp, Dec. 10 to 14 in Blainville, Que. Barzal, who began the 2016-17 season with the NewYork Islanders before being returned to the Seattle Thunderbirds, played for Canada at last year’s under-20 tournament.
Public Notice of Open Houses Brunette Interchange Project
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure invites the public to attend a second set of open houses regarding proposed improvements to the Brunette Interchange at Highway 1 in Coquitlam. These open houses will provide the public with another opportunity to preview the options for the interchange that were presented at the open houses held November 2 and 3 and to provide feedback on each option. The information presented at these open houses will be the same as that presented in November. Ministry staff will be available to provide information and answer questions. The drop-in open houses are scheduled for the following dates: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sapperton Pensioners Hall 318 Keary Street, New Westminster, B.C. Wednesday, December 7, 2016 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Maillard Middle School Gymnasium 1300 Rochester Avenue, Coquitlam, B.C. For those unable to attend an open house, the information presented will be posted on the ministry’s web site.
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October 28, 1929 - November 22, 2016 Araceli passed away on November 22, 2016 in Burnaby, BC at the age of 87. She will be lovingly remembered by family and friends Estrella (Orlino), Mercedes, Elda (Ricardo), Myles (Dan), Sonia (Larry) and Grace (Grant); as well as 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Araceli was a lover of music; an extremely passionate and accomplished pianist who loved to dance. Araceli was a giver and actively volunteered countless hours to Century House Senior Citizens Activity Association. Prayers will be said Thursday December 1, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. at Kearney’s Columbia-Bowell Chapel 219-6th Street in New Westminster, BC Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 7455 10th Avenue in Burnaby, Fr. Nicolas Tumbelaka, celebrant. Entombment to follow at Ocean View Burial Park at 2:00 pm at 4000 Imperial Street, Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, donations in Memory of Araceli may be made to Royal Columbian Hospital or St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Condolences for the family may be left at www.kearneyfs.com
WARD, Faye (nee Thorsell) The love of my life, Faye, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2016. She will be dearly missed by her husband Bill, of 69 years. Sons Randall (Linda), David (Natalie) and daughter Diane (Darren) will also miss their mom. Grandchildren Jaime (Meego), Matthew (Shannon), Ryan (Shannen), Bryan (Shannon). Great grandchildren Serenity, Austin, Cailin, Hayden & Alexandra. Also, saddened by her passing are her sisters Lorlie Duncan and Wendy Dodd; with many nieces, nephews and many dear friends. In lieu of flowers, kindly support the recipient of your choice. Kearney’s Columbia-Bowell Chapel 604-521-4881
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46 WEDNESDAY November 30, 2016 • BurnabyNOW
WEEKLY SPECIALS Prices Effective December 1 to December 7, 2016.
100% BC Owned and Operated PRODUCE
MEAT B.C. Grown Organic Pink Lady Apples
Organic Mandarin Oranges from China 1.36kg box
Red Imported On the Vine Tomatoes
3.99lb Choices’ Own Gourmet Pork Sausages
Organic California Grown Gold and Red Bunch Beets
assorted sizes product of USA
assorted varieties 1L product of Canada
assorted sizes product of Canada
L’Ancetre Organic Cheese
Lesley Stowe’s Raincoast Crisps assorted varieties
150-170g product of Richmond, BC
assorted sizes product of BC
38% 5.99 to
Wolfgang Puck Organic Soup
398ml • product of USA
740ml • product of Canada
Select Sizes - Excludes Bonus Bottles
Regular Retail Price
AOR Advanced B Complex
Bach Flower Remedies Assorted Varieties Assorted Sizes
25% off Regular Retail Price
227-340g • product of Canada
West 16th Anniversary
NEW AND DELICOUS DELICIOUS
Platinum Naturals Vitamins and Supplements
package of 6
30% 6.99 to
WELLNESS Assorted Varieties
Choice’s Gluten Free Cinnamon Buns
Ethical Bean Organic Fair Trade Coffee Whole Bean or Ground
NutraSea Omega-3 Fish Oil
1kg product of Canada
37% 9.99 to
Eco Max Dish Liquid
1.89L • product of USA
BAKERY Organic Multigrain or Multiseed Sourdough Bread
Rocky Mountain Frozen Flatbread Pizza
AOR Ortho Adapt AOR Ortho Sleep
Silk Fresh Non Dairy Beverages
34.99 90 Capsules 49.99 180 Capsules
190-200g • product of Canada
product of Canada
35% from 2/6.98
9.99 to 18.99
assorted sizes product of Canada
Sushi Trays available Thursday, Friday and Saturday
to 44% 6.49 9.99
Que Pasa Organic Tortilla Chips
assorted sizes product of Canada
to 33% 3.99 4.49
While quantities last. Not all items available at all stores. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.
750ml & 1L • +deposit +eco fee product of Italy
Liberté Organic Yogurt and Kefir
Nature’s Path Organic Boxed Cereal
Choices’ Own Party Trays
Uncle Luke’s Organic Maple Syrup
Nuts to You Almond Butter
San Pellegrino Mineral Water and Perrier Sparkling Water
DELI assorted varieties
Stahlbush Island Farms Frozen Vegetables
Fresh Ground Turkey
Farmcrest Non GMO Whole Specialty Frying Chickens
W. 16th Anniversa ry Saturday, December 3rd , 11 :00am to 3:00pm 2627 W. 16th Ave., Vancouver Join us at our origin al Kitsilano location this Saturday to celeb years in the local co rate 26 mmunity. Please visit us for complimentar coffee, plus all of ou y cake and r 11 store locations will be celebrating wi Anniversary price spe th cials. We hope to see you there.
TIME OUT IN BLACK
HOPE IN TUNDRA
(Available in Slim-WWW)
(Available in Black)
WALK EASY IN BLACK
CRUISE ON FOR MEN (Also available in Brown)
BC’s Comfort Shoe Headquarters
MOVE ON IN BROWN
(Available in Black & Brown)
SAS FEATURES: • Removable footbeds TMV
(Available in laces, Black, Grey & White)
• Widths in 4A (Slim) to 4E (Triple Wide) • Excellent Support & Soft Leather
(Also available in Black)
• Handcrafted in North America
(Also available in Brown)
(Also available in Black, Red & Bone)
MORE COLOURS AVAILABLE IN ALL SHOES
FREETIME IN BONE
(Available in Black, Mocha & others via special order)
(Also available in Black)
SLIP RESISTANT & WATER RESISTANT
(Also available in White)
SONYO ALFA BLACK
ALLEGRO IN SANTOLINO
(Available in Black, Brown Croc)
RELAXED NATURAL (Available in Black & Amber)
WOMEN’S SIZES & WIDTHS: 4-12 ~ WIDTHS: SLM, NAR, MED, WDE, WW, WWW MEN’S SIZES & WIDTHS: 6-15 ~ WIDTHS: SLM, NAR, MED, WDE, WW, WWW ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆
For added comfort...
Have diabetes? Suffer from back and knee pain? Wear orthotics? Want comfortable shoes?
Great selection of Quality Leather Handbags
SAS SHOES ARE FOR YOU! Locally owned and operated, our old-fashioned customer service can’t be beat!
Women’s & Mens Cool Step Insoles
CAMILLE IN BLACK
BLAIR IN CAMEL (also in Black)
LOUISA IN PURPLE (also in Black & Brown)
DIANE IN NAVY (also in Black)
SAS COMFORT SHOES LOCATIONS SAS HEADQUARTERS
SAS BURNABY - 5900 Kingsway 604.558.4727
SAS SURREY - 10340 152nd St. 604.498.4801
(One block east of Imperial next to Wendy’s) • M - F 10 - 6 | SAT 10 - 5 | SUN 12 - 4
(Across from Guildford Mall, next to Tim Horton’s) • M - F 10 - 6 | SAT 10 - 5 | SUN 12 - 4
Made in America
CHRISTMAS SAVINGS Kuraidori Wine Aerator and Stand
Reg. 19.97 each sold separately.
Kuraidori Cordless Rechargeable Wine Opener
Kuraidori Wine Chill Stick Reg. 19.97
“Wine is like duct tape, it fixes everything” Reg. 9.69
Kuraidori Wine Saver
4L of Motosel Oil Fast Orange Hand Cleaner Spin-on Oil Filter
O’Keefe’s Working Hand and Foot Cream Concentrated, highly effective moisturizer that relieves severely dry hands that frequently crack and split • Naturally hydrates the skin, helping retain moisture • Feel the difference in days • Safe and effective for people with diabetes • Absolutely odourless • Non-greasy.
ALL FOR $19.99 Upgrade to Synthetic oil FOR $30.99
NOW Green Erie Wheelbarrow
SE100 Reg 155.99
SEE OUR NEW STORE FOR GREAT SAVINGS
Signature Series Velvet
12 pack Energizer AA Reg. 12.99 10 pack Rayovac AA Reg. 6.87 2 pack Energizer 9V Reg 8.99
IN ALL OUR DEPARTMENTS FROM PAINT TO PLUMBING
EDMONDS STREET In Burnaby/New West
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AUTO PARTS & HOME HARDWARE
Pro 300 Series Velvet Eggshell and Primer Sealer Reg. 26.99
While quantities last. No rainchecks. No special orders.
WE WILL NEVER BE UNDERSOLD!
QUALITY FAMILY DENTAL CARE
• Customized dental treatment plans • State of the art equipment and digital x’rays • Integrated dental clinic - no specialists’ fees! • Comfort & anxiety management (IV sedation) • No interest payment plans
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NOW OPEN • Vaccinations & Immunizations • Medication Reviews • Free Delivery • Compliance Blister Packs • Vitamins & Supplements COUPON #1
Minimum purchase $20
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BUY 2 Pharmasave products &
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4390 Beresford Street, Burnaby
Phone: (604) 563-4390 • Fax: (604) 563-4391 www.pharmasave.com
Your Neighbourhood Live Well Pharmacist Michael Xu, Owner
FOR ALL YOUR CATERING & EVENT NEEDS! weddings . celebrations . corporate meetings & events . banquets
Join us at our locations the 2nd Sunday JoinClubhouse* us at our Clubhouse* locations on of every month from 11am to 2pm or the 3rd Monday of every month Saturday, January 7, 2017 10am session to 1pm for from 6pm to 8:30pm for anbetween informational on an informational session any of your hosting anyon of hosting your events with us!events with us!
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Published on Nov 30, 2016