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Farrel Janell cleans the welds on a pipe assembly she’s created in her plumbing class at BCIT, part of the school’s Trades Discovery for Women program.
Today, women only represent 3-4 per cent of the people working in trades in Canada. BCIT’s Trades Discovery for Women program aims to change that
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Bev Diallo, Darren Kwiatkowski and Doug Stone of Lougheed Town Centre present the society with a cheque for $18,000.
Burnaby Fire Fighters and their wives came out for a good time. AJ Woodworth started things off with the national anthem.
School board chair Larry Hayes (L), Katy Alkins-Jang of of Allegra the Anne parksBaker commission andPrinting school trustee Gary Wong with Ball organizcame outDecadence for the fun. ers Lisa Thompson (left) and
Guests enjoy some time at the casino games.
Burnaby Fire Fighters Charitable Society directors Miles Ritchie (L), Jeff Clark, Rob Lamoureux and Randy Delmonico join Michelle Boudreau of Leopard Print Communications.
Guests from the ball’s platinum sponsor Scotiabank came out to show their support and enjoy the evening.
Burnaby Fire Fighters Charitable Society president Rob Lamoureux and Global TV’s Steve Darling.
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Enjoying a little fun, a little Y-M-C-A on the dance floor. Guests were greeted in style with a Hawaiian welcome.
Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan says a few words. Representatives from BCPFFA Burn Fund came out to support the event.
he 19th Annual Firefighters Ball on March 12 at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown was the biggest and best ever. The Burnaby Fire Fighters Charitable Society raised $60,000 and offers thanks to the 370 guests who helped reach their highest total ever. The ball was themed “Heat in the South Pacific” and featured cocktails, silent auction, casino, dancing and was MCed by Global TV’s Steve Darling. The society also thanks the platinum sponsors of the event: Lougheed Town Centre, Scotiabank, Hilton Metrotown, City of Burnaby, Grand Villa Casino and the NewsLeader. Special thanks also go to friends Dave Barnes, Archie Woodworth and Michelle Boudreau for all their support. The ball is the society’s biggest fundraiser of the year and helps fund everything from its ongoing program teaching CPR to Burnaby high school students, and its snack program for inner city schools, to grants to numerous charities. The list of organizations receiving support from the firefighters society includes Royal Columbian and Burnaby Hospital foundations, the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters Association Burn Fund, South Burnaby Neighbourhood House, Charlford House, Burnaby Family Life and the Christmas and Camping Bureaus. “Thank you to all of the volunteers who came out to make this our most memorable ball to date. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2012 at our 20th Annual Firefighters Ball!”
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BCIT is introducing Western Canada’s ﬁrst ever masters’ degrees in building science—a master of engineering and a master of applied science in building science. With building technology rapidly evolving to respond to economic growth and social and environmental concerns, the programs will help professionals in the industry to deliver durable, healthy, energy efﬁcient, and sustainable buildings, BCIT says.
Burnaby council approved more than $4,500 in playground grants to two Burnaby elementary schools. Brentwood Park elementary will receive $3,000, the maximum grant, toward its $36,000 project to include wheelchair-accessible play components. Westridge elementary will receive $1,510 for redevelopment of a six-seat swing structure. There is now $5,930 remaining in the city’s 2011 school playground development grants budget.
Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan will deliver his state of the city address on Thursday, April 7, at a Burnaby Board of Trade luncheon at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown. Corrigan will recount the city’s successes in 2010 and outline what’s in store for its future. The event runs 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $55 BBOT members, $85 non-members and available at 604-412-0100.
Marian High School, an all-girls sister school to St. Thomas More Collegiate (STMC), has been closed for more than 20 years, but efforts are being made to reconnect former students. Marian High operated from 1965 to 1989. An alumnae association has just been formed and a ﬁrst annual Marian High Tea and Garden Party is being organized for June 11, 1 p.m., at the STMC courtyard.
Women trading up to better jobs By Wanda Chow NEWSLEADER
Tamara Pongracz had just graduated from high school in the Kootenays when she took a year off and worked at a series of “typical girl jobs.” She waited on tables, worked retail, and took care of kids in a daycare. “The one thing all the jobs had in common was they all paid minimum wage,” Pongracz said. That was in 1988, when minimum wage was about $4 an hour. When the year was up, her dad, a plumber-pipeﬁtter, told her it was time to get serious and head off to university. Meantime, he got her a summer job where he worked as a foreman, at Teck Cominco. She worked as a welder’s helper. It paid $18 an hour. “I was sold.” Pongracz went on to become a certiﬁed plumber herself, and worked 10 years in the business before becoming chief instructor in the Trades Discovery for Women program at B.C.
Institute of Technology. “It wasn’t only the monetary rewards but being able to see the product of my labour, learning how to use the tools and equipment. “And I didn’t have to worry what to wear to work,” she added with a laugh. Women make up only about three to four per cent of all tradespeople in Canada. Running since 1995, Trades Discovery for Women, one of the longest continuously running such programs in the country, aims to change that.
Not strong enough. Just looking for a husband. They’re gay. Those were among the stereotypes Pongracz and other women had to overcome when entering the trades more than 20 years ago. “I actually had a woman employer say, ‘I don’t want a woman because she’d only distract the guys,’” she recalled, rolling her eyes. “We call it the ‘queen bee syndrome’—you only want one queen bee in the hive.” Pongracz, 41, stressed that a good employer will see people’s strengths and ﬁnd a place for them to ﬁt in. She might not have been as strong as many of her male co-workers, but she was
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Tammy Kennedy checks a stock of hat stands being crafted in the carpentry shop at Burnaby Village Museum. A graduate of BCIT’s Trades Discovery program for women, she’s using her training as a cabinet maker to help create and refurbish displays around the museum.
small enough to work inside large pipes where bigger or claustrophobic pipeﬁtters couldn’t. She worked with guys who were afraid of heights. She wasn’t. She even recalls helping a fellow with a bad back put on his workboots. In her 10 years as a plumber, she ﬁgures she only saw one or two other women on job sites, and they were usually working as a ﬁrst aid attendant or an estimator. Today, when she visits her
students on job sites, there are at least two or three women working as tradespersons or apprentices, in all ﬁelds.
Diversifying skills Tammy Kennedy grew up on a farm in northern B.C. so always had skills as a landscaper. When she moved to the city, she did clerical work as a corporate records keeper at a law ﬁrm. And when she stopped working to stay home with her and her husband’s four kids, she honed her homemaking
skills. Six years ago, when she started looking for work again—a daunting task in itself after 12 years away from the workforce—she got a job as an exhibit preparator at Burnaby Village Museum doing Christmas wreath displays. The job has certainly drawn on her homemaking skills, such as in the costume department and when homemade canned goods have been needed for displays. But Kennedy, 43, saw the potential for doing more. That’s how she found herself enrolling in the 16-week Trades Discovery for Women program. The Burnaby resident discovered she enjoys woodworking so she went on to take a BCIT program in joinery (also known as cabinetmaking). Even the basic trades skills she learned in the program have proved useful. “It’s opened the door to other departments,” she said of her museum job. She’s now called on to work in the grounds department, helping with landscaping, in maintenance and even in conservation, where she’s helped install tile and maintain the village’s heritage homes. PLEASE SEE IT GAVE ME ON A10
RESIDENT ROBERT STEWART HONOURED Burnaby’s Robert (Bob) Stewart is among 36 British Columbians named as recipients of the eighth annual BC Community Achievement Awards. Following a distinguished career in policing, in which Stewart retired as chief of the Vancouver Police Department, he has dedicated his life to volunteer work. Along with Variety The Children’s Charity, he has contributed to the Mt. St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, Special Olympics BC, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver and the Motor Dealer Council of BC. Stewart was also the founding chair of the Justice Institute and a founding member of Crime Stoppers Vancouver. “Each of these people has a remarkable record of enhancing the quality of life of residents throughout the province,” said Premier Christy Clark of the recipients. “And each truly deserves to be singled out and recognized by all British Columbians for their contributions.”
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To ensure Burnaby continues to be a great place to live, work and play, the City is developing a Social Sustainability Strategy to guide its decisions on social issues over the next 10 or so years.
Alexandria Culver is using inﬂuences from her time as a volunteer teacher in Ghana, Africa in the fashions she’s created for her Fashion Design program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
Help Shape Burnaby’s Future! Tell us what you think of our draft strategy. AT T E N D A C O M M U N I T Y O P E N H O U S E Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 Confederation Centre 7:00pm – 9:00pm (Open for viewing display at 6:00pm) Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 Edmonds Community School 11:00am – 1:00pm (Open for viewing display at 10:30am) Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 Cameron Recreation Complex 7:00pm – 9:00pm (Open for viewing display at 6:00pm) Monday, April 11th, 2011 Bonsor Recreation Complex 7:00pm – 9:00pm (Open for viewing display at 6:00pm)
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Out of Ghana, Africa Burnaby student’s Africa-inspired fashion designs to be featured at April 5 grad show By Wanda Chow NEWSLEADER
Burnaby’s Alexandria Culver has never been wanting for inspiration in her fashion
designs. The student in Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s fashion design and technology program has infused her love of Africa into her pieces, through the use of patterned fabric imported from the continent. Culver, 22, has had a passion for sewing and fashion since Grade 6 when her grandmother taught
her to sew. “I love sewing and drafting and pattern making,” said the former Second Street elementary student, who noted she also enjoys the math involved in making patterns.
Taught math Active in St. Alban’s Church, she gained her other great passion during the year after graduating from high school, when she participated in a volunteer work program, teaching math for four months to kids in Ghana. Culver stayed with a family with ﬁve kids, and a total of 20 people living together in wooden huts, including orphans and underprivileged children the parents had taken on. Her hosts had access to running water sourced from a well on the family compound. “They’re deﬁnitely
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African fabrics Her designs, on display at the program’s grad show on April 5, feature simple western cuts with a heavy focus on the prints of the African fabrics she used, many of them collected during her Ghana trip years earlier. Culver graduates this spring then plans to return to Africa in the fall—she hopes to go to Rwanda—to teach, just as a way to spend more time there. She’s also looking into opportunities around her dream job, working with an African fashion designer. Alexandria Culver’s designs will be on show at the Kwantlen program’s grad show, Tuesday, April 5, at River Rock Show Theatre in Richmond. Tickets are $15 for the 1 and 3:30 p.m. matinees and $35 for the 7:30 p.m. show. Info: http://kwantlen. ca/fashionshow/. firstname.lastname@example.org
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In the Quirky Facts About Your BurnabyDouglas Candidates Department-Part One:
New Democrat candidate Kennedy Stewartâ€™s biography on his campaign website lists his background as a political science professor at Simon Fraser University. It also mentions CONTRIBUTED PHOTO he was a member of Among the interesting tidbits about the Burnaby-Douglas Not So Quirky But pop-rock band State candidates is Ken Lowâ€™s expertise in kung fu. Heâ€™s pictured Mentioned Out of Fairhere with martial arts movie star Steven Seagal. of Mind, which was ness to All Candidates: awarded three 1991 Conservative candiWest Coast Music â€œBecause tuition was so date Ronald Leung has a PhD Awards and had airplay not expensive, I had to sell all my in chemistry from SFU only on radio but on Much equipment.â€? and has gained a name Music. Show biz wasnâ€™t for himself among the See their his thing in the end. local Chinese commusic video â€œPolitics is more munity as a current here: exciting.â€? affairs commentator http:// on Fairchild Radio. bit.ly/ Quirky Facts His campaign website, eB2AeF. About Your www.ronaldleung.ca, Stewart was still not working as LEUNG Burnaby-Douglas is the of Wednesday. long-haired Candidates-Part Two: The Green Partyâ€™s bassist wearLiberal candidate Ken Low candidate for Burnaby-Douglas ing the black shirt with happy is a civil engineer with the is Adrianne Merlo. No bio faces on it. City of Vancouver where he information available as of the How did he go from rock â€œwas a key member of the 2010 NewsLeaderâ€™s deadline. star wannabe to serious Olympic Transportation academic? â€˘â€˘â€˘â€˘â€˘ Planning Team,â€? the bio â€œI found it a bit boron his campaign Campaign ofďŹ ces ing, believe it or not,â€? website says. have been popping up he said in an interview. Along with his across the riding. Theyâ€™d gotten to the wife, heâ€™s also coNDPer Kennedy level where they were owner of a martial Stewartâ€™s ofďŹ ce is at backing up bigger acts arts school, the 4688 Hastings St., at such as Barney Bentall, Shaolin Kung Beta, 604-299-8767, LOW and were regulars at the Fu Institute, and while Conservative Commodore Ballroom, has organized Ronald Leung is at STEWART which they played 50 an annual international 5933 Hastings St., 604times. martial arts tournament 420-4131. â€œWe ended up playing the at BCIT for many years. Liberal Ken Lowâ€™s campaign same songs every night, I kind Check out the schoolâ€™s webheadquarters is at 101â€“1899 of got sick of it.â€? site at http://kenlowkungfu.ca/ Willingdon Ave., across from So after 10 years in pursuit of Eng/. Keep an eye out for the Brentwood Mall, 604-299-7392. the rock star dream, the native pic in the slideshow of Low and of rural Nova Scotia packed it a group of students posing with in to get his masters degree at martial arts movie star Steven SFU. email@example.com
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Coalition hypocrisy Prime Minister Stephen Harper says it would be “illegitimate” for the Liberals, NDP and Bloc Québécois to try to form a coalition government if, as polls suggest, his Conservatives are elected with another minority in the May 2 election. Harper has accused Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff of harbouring a secret agenda of defeating a minority Conservative government and forming a governing coalition with Jack Layton’s New Democrats and Gilles Duceppe’s Bloc. Ignatieff has stated for the record he will attempt no such thing if his party again winds up in opposition. The curious part of this early election controversy is that, only seven years ago, Harper was the one eyeing a possible coalition government after the Paul Martin-led Liberals won a minority. It was Harper who signed a letter with Layton and Duceppe, asking then-governor general Adrienne Clarkson to consider all options. Harper denied he was doing in 2004 what he is accusing Ignatieff of planning to do following the election. Harper said he was part of a “co-opposition accord” and not a formal coalition. Harper can call it what he wants, but the fact remains he has exposed himself as a hypocrite. There would be no other reason for Harper, Layton and Duceppe to send Clarkson that letter than the trio’s wish to form a coalition government. If, as Harper claims, it would be “illegitimate” for defeated parties to try to usurp power from a minority government in 2011, why was it acceptable for him to consider the option in 2004? Why? Because Harper is today the hunted, not the hunter. His bewildering contradiction is actually not so bewildering. The lust for power can overpower the most stringent of personal ethics. —Black Press
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All eyes on Burnaby’s federal ridings is much more tenuous. Prime Minister Stephen Harper had barely left (As an aside, it does seem odd a national culthe Governor General’s residence at Rideau Hall tural organization like the Nikkei centre would to drop the election writ on the weekend when he allow its facility to be used for a partisan political hopped on a plane and came directly to Burnaby. gathering. If the national Japanese centre opens His stop was the National Nikkei Centre in their doors for Harper they should also do South Burnaby. It’s hard to believe it for Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff and Harper wasn’t here to capitalize on the NDP boss Jack Layton.) sympathy being directed Japan’s way Those skeptical of Harper and his folfor the devastating earthquake and lowers blaming the Liberals, NDP and tsunami on March 11. Bloc Québécois for the election have every It doesn’t make sense if the visit was right to be so. After all, the Conservatives to boost the fortunes of Conservative have been running anti-Ignatieff ads candidate Paul Forseth in the riding for months. They wouldn’t have bought the centre is located in, Burnaby-New up every available second of television Westminster. Forseth will say otheradvertising time if they weren’t anticipatwise, but realistically it’s going to be ing an election. They also wouldn’t have a tough slog knocking off incumbent produced a budget the other three parties NDP MP Peter Julian. Sure Forseth Grant Granger wouldn’t ﬁnd acceptable if they weren’t has won before but that was in New prepared to go into an election they Westminster-Coquitlam, a different believe they are going to win. time and a different place demographiThe other three parties aren’t off the hook cally. either, since they dug in their heels on the budget Julian has won the last three elections, improvproposals. All the parties claim this is an election ing his margin of victory every time. In 2008, nobody wanted. That may be true of the electorhe took 46.5 per cent of the vote, smoking Sam ate, but by their actions all four parties are showRakhra, the Conservative candidate, by 16.1 per ing they all wanted it. cent and 7,000 votes. If the Conservatives secure the majority governSo maybe Harper was hoping he was at least ment they so desperately covet, it is likely they close enough to have an effect on other borderline ridings like Burnaby-Douglas where the NDP hold will have ﬁnally ousted the NDP from Burnaby-
Douglas. Up until 2008, the biggest threat to Bill Siksay and his predecessor Svend Robinson, were the federal Liberals. But last time around, Siksay eked out a narrow 798-vote victory over the Conservatives’ Ronald Leung. To that party, BurnabyDouglas is a very winnable riding with Leung back for another try. The NDP has countered with high-proﬁle Simon Fraser University political science professor Kennedy Stewart. It should make for an entertaining ﬁght come the night of May 2. In past elections—and boy have we had a lot of them in the previous decade—Layton has made Burnaby a frequent stop, even getting involved in a road hockey game on the grounds of Armstrong elementary, a photo op that got play across the country. He’s sure to be back in the neighbourhood a few times to help secure Julian’s already strong hold on Burnaby-New Westminster and to, more importantly, help Stewart retain BurnabyDouglas. The New Democrats can ill afford to lose that riding. If Ignatieff graces Burnaby with his presence it will be curious to see if he has any effect on the Liberals regaining some of the 7,000 votes it lost between the 2006 and 2008 campaigns. And just think, Burnaby may have to endure three elections this year. Oh joy. ■ Grant Granger is a reporter with the NewsLeader. firstname.lastname@example.org
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I am ing groups. assuming that she did not move We appreciate that Burnaby citizens are being given an opportunity next to the reﬁnery prior to its construction in 1935. to provide input and suggestions She also says, “Chevron does not to this draft document in a public have a warning system in place to process. notify the neighbourhood if there is The Burnaby Task Force On an accident,” but from my research Homelessness strongly supports the city’s vision of Burnaby as a city there is a citizen’s advisory panel in place for this purpose. Chevron in which people have their basic did not get the panel involved in needs met, where all members of the ﬁrst place because of the small the community are included and amount of material that was found where people are compassionate seeping into the ground water and care about each other. This initially. She also appears to have vision is a realistic prospect for overlooked the role the media and Burnaby. police could play if an accident did There are several positive sughappen. gestions within the report which Her comment, “The constant would help to expand the consmell of gasoline is disgusttinuum of housing options in ing,” begs the question “is Burnaby. the smell really that bad?” Unfortunately issues of I have been to Burnaby extreme poverty and homemany times and have never lessness continue to be a noticed the smell of gasoline, reality for too many Burnaby but maybe not close enough citizens and create many to the reﬁnery to notice. obstacles for citizens to have Her ﬁnal statement, is that their basic needs met: speMULHOLLAND having the reﬁnery gone ciﬁcally housing, adequate would make living in North income and supports. Burnaby much better. Would it In order to achieve this innovareally be better? Closing the reﬁntive vision, the Burnaby Task Force ery would: put about 250 people out On Homelessness recommends of a job at the reﬁnery, not to menthat the Burnaby Social Sustaintion the indirect jobs that would ability Report include a “made for be lost; reduce the Burnaby” plan that tax revenues coladequately recogHer comment, lected by the city, nizes and addresses “The constant province and federal these issues and outlines speciﬁc smell of gasoline is government from reﬁnery; require ways to collaborate disgusting,” begs the the with other levels of the capping and/ question “is the smell or removal of the government, business, community pipeline that feeds really that bad?” agencies and conthe plant which cerned citizens. could cause more environmental The task force on homelessness damage; reduce competition in the is committed to working with all Lower Mainland, possibly increaslevels of government, the health ing fuel prices; and increase the need to bring in fuel in from other authority, social service agencies, provinces or the U.S. which would business, faith communities, and increase our carbon footprint and concerned citizens to ensure the greenhouse gas emissions. provision of housing, support I believe if Ms. Marshall really services, and adequate income for wants to make North Burnaby a Burnaby residents who are without better place to live and reduce housing or at risk of homelessness in Burnaby. the risks caused by the Chevron The task force strongly urges reﬁnery, she needs to put pressure Burnaby citizens to take this oppor- on provincial legislators to change tunity to clearly and respectfully laws and require Chevron and other let the City of Burnaby, and subseindustrial facilities to upgrade their quently other levels of government, facilities to improve their enviknow that this is the kind of city in ronmental, safety, and emission systems. which we all wish to live. We encourage people to express William Pringle their opinions by ﬁlling out the Abbotsford online survey by April 15 at www. city.burnaby.bc.ca. Wanda Mulholland Poverty cuts both ways Burnaby Task Force Re: Time for city to do its part on On Homelessness homelessness (Letters, NewsLeader, www.burnabyhomelesstaskforce.org March 25) Garth Evans says he’s concerned about the plight of the homeless. Marshall plan needs This is the same guy that was opposed to increasing the minimum a shift in direction wage. Who can afford to rent a Re: It’s time for Chevron to shut place to live at current rental rates down its Burnaby reﬁnery (Letters, when receiving minimum wage? NewsLeader, March 9) Russ Leach I have read Judi Marshalls’s Burnaby letter and wonder if she has con-
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tuition was sponsored by government. “A lot do look to trades because they’re looking for a career that pays a living wage, especially for single moms.” About a quarter of the program’s students have been to college or university. Some were looking for a career change. Pongracz has had students that previously worked as a commercial pilot, registered nurse, even fashion designer. In recent years, she’s seen more women in their early 20s looking for a career to sink their teeth into. Julia Peters, 22, spent 18 months in college doing general studies before she decided to explore trades opportunities at BCIT. “Psychology was sweet, but you can’t do anything with a psychology degree,” she said. “I can try this out and not have massive school debts.” She likes working with her hands and is thinking of a career in HVAC refrigeration, which requires a combination
of electrical, plumbing and mechanical skills. The program showed her there’s far more to trades than just carpentry, plumbing and electrical. Indeed, Pongracz’s students have gone on to work as everything from boilermakers and ironworkers to pile-drivers and welders. She said in recent years she’s noticed the role of women in trades has evolved— in a good way. BCIT has a similar program introducing the trades for men. Pongracz said some of those students’ classes are taught by female tradespeople, so the men get used to the idea of working with women. And when her students return from work studies at local companies and job sites, she always asks how they were treated. “They say, ‘They kind of treated me as if I was someone’s daughter.’ That’s probably how you want to be treated, respected but not coddled, like they’re looking out for you.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Japan radiation found in local seaweed Radiation from the nuclear reactor crisis in Japan is showing up in B.C. seaweed and rainwater, say researchers at Simon Fraser University. Japanese ofﬁcials are trying to prevent a nuclear meltdown at reactors in Fukushima that were damaged following a 9.0-magnitude earthquake on March 11. The researchers found increased levels of the radioisotope iodine-131 in rainwater collected on Burnaby Mountain and in downtown Vancouver and in seaweed collected in North Vancouver. “The only possible source of iodine-131 in the atmosphere
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EVENTS Pancake Breakfast: Sponsored by AOTS Men’s Club. Proceeds to charity. When: Saturday, April 2, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: South Burnaby United Church, 7591 Gray Ave., Burnaby.
Free Tax Clinic: The Chinese Kuan-Kung Association is offering free preparation of income tax returns for seniors and low-income individuals. To be eligible, total household income must be below $25,000 for a taxpayer with dependents or below $15,000 for a person without. Not eligible are returns involving deceased individuals, bankruptcies, capital gains or losses, employment expenses and business or rental income. When: Sunday, April 3, 1 to 4 p.m. Where: Chinese Kuan-Kung Association, 3426 Smith Ave., Burnaby. Pre-registration required. Info and registration: 604-764-6610.
BC Fuchsia and Begonia Society: Meeting. Refreshments served. When: Monday, April 4, 8 p.m. Where: St Helen’s Catholic Church gym, 3871 Pandora St., Burnaby. Info: Fran, 604-391-3262, or Elsie, 604-299-5438.
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Spring Sale: Home baking, silent auction, white elephant table, books, jewellery and refreshments. When: Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., New Westminster.
Art Exhibition and Sale: Burnaby Artists’ Guild presents an art exhibition and sale, Birds, Bees, Butterflies and More. Featured Artist Chi Ming Yeung and the guild’s many talented artists showcase original artwork in a variety of styles and mediums. Artists will be in attendance, demonstrations offered. Show includes a raffle for an original painting. Free admission. When: Friday, April 8, 7-10 p.m., Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6540 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-291-6864 or www.Burnabyartistsguild. com.
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NDP leadership into home stretch By Tom Fletcher BLACK PRESS
Port Coquitlam MLA Mike Farnworth unveiled his ninth endorsement Wednesday, as the contest for the next B.C. NDP leader heads for its voting day on April 17. Nanaimo MLA Leonard Krog considered his own leadership bid after being part of the group who forced out former leader Carole James in December. Now he says Farnworth is the “only leader” who can unite the party and win an election against Premier Christy Clark. “I think Mike Farnworth represents the character, experience and ability that’s going to win the next election,” Krog told a news conference at the B.C. legislature Wednesday. “That’s no reﬂection on Carole. The voters had their conclusion twice with Carole. We didn’t win. I’m convinced, as are many others in the caucus and many in the party, that with a new leader we could win.” Farnworth said the fact that six of the 13 dissident NDP MLAs have endorsed his candidacy shows that the “reuniﬁcation process” is going well, and that’s important with an uncertain year ahead. Clark’s hesitation to seek a seat in a byelection in former premier Gordon Campbell’s constituency suggests a provincial election could come as soon as this summer, he said. Party-sponsored debates continue around the province. Candidates were in Qualicum Beach Tuesday talking about health care, and youth is the theme for Thursday night’s debate in Victoria.
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The Vancouver North West Giants will host the Red Deer Rebels for the Paciﬁc Midget Regional Hockey Championship beginning Friday at the Burnaby Winter Club. Game One begins at 7:30 p.m. The second game will be played Saturday at 7 p.m., and if a third game is necessary it will face off at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
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Metro mayors begin new hunt for TransLink cash ‘Hostile’ public reaction expected to tolling, other ideas By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS
A new search is underway for fresh pots of money to ﬁnance TransLink’s vision to expand transit across Metro Vancouver. And it will include a hard look at ways to collect more cash from motorists while simultaneously encouraging transit use and controlling congestion. “People’s gut reaction to some of these will be extremely negative and
apply to just speciﬁc lanes hostile,” predicts North rather than the entire Vancouver District Mayor system, or tolls could vary Richard Walton, who depending on the time of chairs the Mayors Council day to encourage on Regional Transtravel at off-peak portation. hours. Road pricing, “There’s a whole regional tolling or a supermarket of yearly vehicle levy options you can are among the potenlook at,” he said. tial options, he said, Walton hopes and each comes with public attitudes multiple different soften as people variations. WALTON realize they may A vehicle levy – be able to change which TransLink how they travel and avoid brieﬂy proposed last fall paying tolls, or choose but shelved – could charge to pay and beneﬁt from more or less each year improved travel times. depending on engine size, “People need to see a carbon footprint or mileage connection between any driven. proposed tax and a shiftTolling schemes can
ing of travel patterns and behaviour in a way that beneﬁts everybody – that frees up road capacity and increases the number of options.” TransLink has named consultants IBI Group as well as professors from three Ontario universities – Andrew Bevan, Enid Slack and Harry Kitchen – to research options for the mayors. “We’re casting the net wide looking for best practices,” Walton said, adding the aim is to gain approval on multiple new sources. Mayors last December refused to pass an expansion plan tabled by TransLink’s board that would
have seen property taxes jacked signiﬁcantly as an interim step while other sources are explored. The mayors had been pressured by the province to OK the tax hike to start paying TransLink’s promised share of the costs of the Evergreen Line, which is supposed to begin construction this year. It’s now back to the drawing board and Walton is canvassing new transportation minister Blair Lekstrom to gauge the Christy Clark government’s willingness to approve new cash streams. The mayors previously wanted TransLink to get a share of future increases in
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Tories eye B.C. seat gains but have weaknesses Federal election now underway all about confidence: Pundit By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS
Trust will be the dominant theme of the federal election campaign now underway, predicts a veteran B.C. political observer. SFU political scientist Patrick Smith said the Conservatives will argue only they can be counted on to carefully steer the economy through a still-fragile recovery and assure stability. Opposition parties, meanwhile, will contend Canadians shouldn’t trust the Tories – particularly so far as to give them a majority – because they tried to hide the full costs of the government’s crimeﬁghting agenda and F-35 ﬁghter jet purchases. The minority government fell on a non-conﬁdence motion last Friday when MPs voted 156-145 to ﬁnd the Tories in contempt of Parliament. Election day will be May 2. “We will hear a lot about U.S.style mega-prisons and the whole idea that you can’t trust their numbers,” Smith said. “Lines like ‘Do you want ﬁghter jets to ﬂy around the Arctic or get all seniors out of poverty in Canada?’” Conservatives will play the economic card, he said, painting New Democrats and Liberals as blocking a budget that was poised to aid seniors in order to spark an election. Smith said he believes Prime Minister Stephen Harper decided to trigger the election by tabling a budget carefully calculated so other parties couldn’t support it. “More than any party, the Conservatives wanted this election,” he said. “I think they looked at the polls and said ‘We’re at 39 per cent – we can grow to 42 per cent and get a majority.’” Fears will be stoked about what Harper would do with a majority, he said, and, conversely, the spectre of the other parties forming a coali-
tion government. The Conservatives need 11 more seats across the country to win a majority and some of them could come from B.C. Tory strategists hope to recapture Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca, where Liberal MP Keith Martin has retired. Smith said they are also likely to aim at ridings with narrow margins in the last federal vote, such as Liberal health critic Ujjal Dosanjh’s Vancouver South riding. They’ll also hope to reclaim former Conservative ridings, like Newton-North Delta, held by Liberal MP Sukh Dhaliwal. Depending on the part of the Lower Mainland, the battle may not be Liberal-Conservative but LiberalNDP or even NDP-Conservative. While the Conservatives hope to make gains, they will also be under threat in some areas. Smith said Tory MP Nina Grewal (Fleetwood-Port Kells) is “pretty low proﬁle” and and Dona Cadman (Surrey North) could also be vulnerable. “Just as the Conservatives are thinking we can pick up Esquimalt, there will be people in the New Democrat and Liberal war rooms thinking, ‘We can take this from the Conservatives.’ ” Tory incumbents in the two North Shore ridings may also be in for a battle, he said. Even traditional Conservative strongholds could be in play because of missteps, in come cases due to the whirlwind pace of nomination meetings. In Delta-Richmond East – held by John Cummins until he opted to pursue provincial politics – Conservative candidate Dale Saip has stepped down over ﬁnancial problems in his past. Some seats will likely change hands in B.C., but Smith said at this point he’d have to bet on another minority government. “The Conservatives have a shot at the majority,” he said. “It’s doable. But everything has to break their way.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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EVENTS Kids Stuff Swap Meet: Gilmore Community School presents a swap meet featuring everything from toys and books to kids clothing, sports equipment and baby necessities. New and gently used items selling at bargain prices. When: Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Gilmore Community School, 50 South Gilmore Ave., Burnaby. Tables available for $20 each. Info: 604-790-0301 or Sachinidis@telus.net.
Leadership Training Program: The Vancouver and Lower Mainland M u l t i c u l t u r a l Fa m i l y Support Services Society is offering a free, seven-week Leadership Training Program for immigrant, refugee and visible minority women who have experienced abuse in the home or are interested in women’s issues, such as self-esteem, anger management, health and more. Child minding and coffee provided. When: April 18 to May 30, on Mondays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Burnaby, near Metrotown. Info and registration: Anna Foschi, 604-436-1025 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ARTS & CULTURE Vancouver Orbital: Re-examines the evolution of West Coast hard-edge abstraction, as seen through Joan Balzar’s quasi-scientific paintings of orbits, arcs and horizon lines created between the 1960s and 2010. When: ends April 23. Where: SFU Gallery, Academic Quadrangle 3004, Burnaby Campus. Info: 778782-4266 or sfu.ca/gallery.
Sybil Andrews exhibit: Artist Sybil Andrews (18981992) is considered one of the most significant Canadian printmakers of the 20th Century. Known primarily for her linocut prints, she was influenced stylistically by Cubism, Italian Futurism, and Vorticism and found her primary interest in the rhythm, pattern, and movement of her subjects. When: Until April 3. Where: Burnaby Art Gallery.
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Susanne Cruickshank: Artist Susanne Cruickshank presents the Road to Marrakesh, an exhibit of acrylic and mixed-media works inspired by a recent trip to Morocco and the Canary Islands. When: Until April 18, by appointment or during Massey Theatre events. Where: Plaskett Gallery, Massey Theatre. Info: Minna Nikula, 604-517-5900, minna@ masseytheatre.com.
Bonsor Complex Carpet Bowling: Looking for a fun and entertaining way to beat the winter weather? Come join the Bonsor 55+ carpet bowlers (55+ membership required). When: Meets every Monday and Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-439-5510.
Kevin Fox: Kevin Fox, who captivated Shadbolt audiences in 2009 with a live performance of his lyrical CD, Songs for Cello and Voice, is returning to promote his third album, Set Right. After spending the last few years touring and composing arrangements for the likes of Justin Bieber and Kathleen Edwards, recording with artists as diverse as Raine Maida and Celine Dion, and touring with musicians ranging from Chantal Kreviazuk and Steven Page to Tom Cochrane and Olivia NewtonJohn, he found time to write and record Set Right, featuring his signature instrument, the cello. When: April 8-9, 8 p.m. Where: Studio Theatre, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Info: shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000. Info: 604-297-4422 or burnabyartgallery.ca.
Burnaby Artist Guild:
Welcomes new members interested in painting, beginners or established painters. When: Meetings held each Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Where: Shadbolt
Burnaby Writers’ Circle: Meets the first Wednesday of each month. When: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Where: Program Room 2, Confederation Seniors Centre, 4548 Albert St., Burnaby. Info: 604-9055024.
Tuesday and Thursday Dance: Dance the winter blues away at Bonsor 55+ dance programs. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. Each dance has a live band and light refreshments served. When: Tuesday dances run 12-3 p.m. and Thursday night dance goes 7:30-10:30 p.m. Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave.,
Find a Great Hand at Bonsor: Looking to meet new friends and keep your mind sharp. Drop into Bonsor Complex for a game of cards. Enjoy Bridge, Cribbage, Euchre, Five Hundred and Whist. These card games are offered throughout the week. Info: 604-439-5510.
International folk dancing: Learn about the folk music of many cultures along with new dance steps while providing gentle exercise. No partner required. When: Fridays, Oct. 15 to Nov. 26, 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Confederation Centre 55+, 4585 Albert St., Burnaby. Cost: $16.05. Info or to register: 604-2941936.
The Burnaby-New Westminster Newcomers
and Friends Club welcomes women who are new to the area as well as longtime residents. It is a wonderful way for women of all ages and cultures to make new friends. When: Meets the second Wednesday of each month. Info: Lenore, 604-294-6913.
Line Dance: Beginners welcome. Moderate exercise for body and brain and lots of fun. When: Mondays, 10 a.m. Where: Deer Lake United Church, 5135 Sperling Ave., Burnaby (enter by ramp at rear of church). Info: Georgie, 604-522-5647
Cameron Senior Choir: Seeking enthusiastic singers to join in. When: Every Monday, 4 to 6 p.m. Where: Cameron Senior Recreation Complex, 9534 Cameron St., Burnaby. Info: 604-4215225 or 604-420-6478.
Burnaby Green Drinks: Green Drinks is a nonpartisan social gathering for environmentally-minded folks that occurs in over 450 cities around the world. When: the second Tuesday of every month, at 6 p.m. Where: Great Bear Pub, 5665 Kingsway. Info: 604-433-8942 or info@ greatbearpub.com.
A20 NewsLeader Friday, April 1, 2011
Canadians a conﬁdent bunch. An overwhelming majority of Canadians are conﬁdent about purchasing a new home, according to a new Royal Bank of Canada poll. The poll shows that 90 per cent of Canadians are conﬁdent about real estate in Canada as an investment, though rising prices are still a concern. Canadians are quite proud of their real estate prowess. Eighty-five per cent of Canadians feel they are doing a good or excellent job of paying down their mortgages, says the 18th annual RBC Home Ownership study. Nearly three-quarters of Canadians – 73 per cent – believe that they or their family are well-positioned to weather a housing drop, states an RBC release. “Canadians believe in the long-term benefits of owning a home including the value it can provide, both personally and as a long-term investment,” says RBC head of home equity financing Marcia Moffat.
“Last year’s survey showed that people were looking to buy ahead of rising costs. This year marks a return to more normal levels of purchase intentions and recent housing data reflects this move to a more balanced market.” Interest in purchasing a home during the next two years has declined slightly, but remains high overall, as 29 per cent say it’s likely they will buy, the report says. Although down two points from 2010, this number is still higher than any other year since 2006. Homebuyers list rising home prices (26 per cent) as their number one concern about buying a home, followed by rising mortgage rates (22 per cent).
Healthy, sustainable living in South Burnaby
It’s so much easier to be Green
dera’s Green is settled into a hillside, affording homeowners generous balconies and decks and beautiful views for most homes.
Kermit the Frog would be very happy living at Adera’s Green development in South Burnaby, devoted to healthy, sustainable living. Now selling the final phase of four, homes range from 618 to 1,213 square feet, all built in a West Coast Modern style. Buyers can choose between two stylish colour schemes. Every residence includes laminate kitchen and bathroom countertops and porcelain floor tile in the entryway, kitchen and bathrooms. Owners will also enjoy the ceramic and mosaic tilework on the kitchen backsplash and bathroom tub surrounds. Adera vice-president of sales and marketing Eric Andreasen says they have had people waiting for this phase to be completed after the popularity of the first three phases. After going to customers and asking what they liked and disliked about Green, Adera took what they said into account and introduced the ultra-gourmet kitchen after noticing interest in fancier kitchens, Andreasen says. This phase also includes enhanced landscaping and roof decks on all four suites. These changes were solely based on buyer feedback, says Andreasen. Each home is kitted out with G.E. Energy Star appliances and solar panels to heat water as part of Adera’s commitment to sustainable living. Green also includes a car-sharing program, with every owner receiving a membership to the fleet. Residences also include energy-saving lighting, and low volatile organic compounds paints and carpets. The development includes one-, two- and threebedroom residences, all built to promote energy conservation. Green is close to the Byrne Creek Watershed and the Taylor Community Park. The Edmonds SkyTrain station, shopping, schools and restaurants are all within walking or short drive distance. Nestled into a lushly landscaped space with flowers, ponds and courtyards, Green includes walkways that connect to the watershed, and include trails that can be used for walking, cycling and running. Green also includes the Seasons Club, an amenities building that
Homeowners at Adera’s Green can have the peace of mind of living in one of B.C.’s ﬁrst Built Green developments. Every home is built to be environmentally sustainable and created to promote energy conservation. Martin Knowles photos
includes a games room with a billiards table, a library, a fitness studio with a yoga room and infrared sauna and an entertainment lounge with an outdoor patio. It also includes an on-site concierge service, which is available 24 hours a day. One feature that has proven popular with homeowners is the underground road system that keeps cars out of sight, and parking areas that are hidden under each building. This contributes to a feeling of peaceful, quiet seclusion. To find out more about Green, visit www.adera. com. With ﬁles from Tricia Leslie
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It costs less to own than rent at Mirra! With some of the best prices in Surrey, stainless steel appliances, laminate ﬂooring, and stone countertops come standard. Architecturally stunning, homes come in 8, 9, and over 11 feet ceilings with open kitchen ﬂoor plans. Nestled in a friendly walkable urban neighbourhood with all shopping and lifestyle needs, and minutes from transit. Your future lives here.
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Krishna Mattu 604.575.9009 or visit mirraliving.com Presentation Centre Open Saturday to Thursday 12 - 5pm, 13778 - 76th Avenue, Surrey (East of King George Blvd) *Prices subject to change without notice, please see sales manager for more details. E&OE
CONDOS AND TOWNHOMES FEATURING GRANITE AND STAINLESS STEEL: ONE BEDROOMS
FINALLY PRE-SALE MAKES SENSE! DON’T BE THE LAST TO FIND OUT WHY. facebook.com/eightwest
This is not an offering for sale. Rendering is artist’s conception only.The developer reserves the right to make modifications without notice. Prices correct at press time. E.&.O.E.
PERFECTLY LOCATED IN NEW WESTMINSTER, WHERE NEW CONDOS ARE PRICED LESS THAN RESALE... WITH EIGHTWEST PRICED FROM $168,800 AND LESS THAN RESALE, IT’S TIME TO LOOK AT PRESALE AGAIN!
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Gr and Opening A SIGNATURE MORNINGSTAR COMMUNITY BY FREDERICK T. SALE
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be pa rt of this e xclusi v e com munit y on bur k e mounta in Set on the gentle slopes of The Foothills, Avondale will consist of a limited number of exclusive single-family homes, created specifically for Morningstar by renowned home designer Frederick T. Sale. Spacious, luxurious and contemporary in every sense, the homes of Avondale will together form a defining community, one that is destined to set a new standard for elegant living in Coquitlam.
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ULTIMATE GREEN Near 50% SOLD OUT! Time to leap from your parents’ nest? Do your bit to save the planet while you’re at it! Go GREEN!
From $299,900* Including 9’ ceilings, granite counters, clean steel appliances, washer & dryer, laminate ﬂooring, and exclusive access to incredible Seasons Club amenity. International award-winning design, built adjacent to 80+ acre Byrne Creek eco preserve, and steps to Taylor Park Elementary. These homes are proudly built to Built Green Gold standards of sustainability. Occupancies in June 2011.
Ask about our Finished Inventory Clearance Sale! These homes are ready to move into today. Only a limited selection of homes left from $288,900* plus a great promo on options!
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604.515.1812 adera.com 106-7488 Byrnepark Walk, Burnaby *Limitations apply, contact Sales for details. Sales by disclosure statement only. Green Adera Projects Ltd. Adera Realty Corp. 2200 – 1055 Dunsmuir St., Vancouver V7X 1K8 604.684.8277
30=,>,:;*6(:; ;/0:0:4@:;69@¯ “My wife and I love to walk our dog, Cholo, in Byrne Creek Ravine. On the weekends, we jump on the SkyTrain and go downtown to enjoy the city with family and friends.” Jade Michael Carter – Three-time Adera home owner
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Friday, April 1, 2011 NewsLeader A25 BURNABY • NEW WESTMINSTER
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INDEX IN BRIEF FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . . . . . . 1-8 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . 9-57 TRAVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-76 CHILDREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-98 EMPLOYMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . 203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK . . . . . . . . . . . 453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE . . . . . . 503-587 REAL ESTATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603-696 RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703-757 AUTOMOTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 804-862 MARINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-920
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OBITUARIES WILSON, David Lavern
June 20, 1964 - Feb. 12, 2011
A master carpenter for many years, David was employed at both Royal Oak College and BCIT as an instructor, and also worked as a set builder in the ﬁlm industry. He studied martial arts and was fond of photography, antiques and pioneer history. David loved nature and animals. He was creative, kind, and a good listener. David will be greatly missed by loving relatives and friends: sister Linda, stepmother Elaine, stepbrothers Danny and Mike, aunt Helen uncle Barry, Sheila Wilson and many others.
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The Law of Attraction! 3 hour Inter active Seminar about The Power of Positive thinking. Facilitated by Jose Van Haastert, motivational speaker from Ontario. Thursday April 14, 2011 6.30pm to 9.30pm Burnaby Mountain Golf Course, 7600 Halifax Street, Burnaby. $40.00 Book your spot at: 604-4218355 or email: email@example.com website: www.innerimpact.ca
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Retail sales manager required at our Lougheed Centre, Burnaby location. Management exp. min. 2 years. Perm. F/T, shifts, weekends. $21/hourly.
F/T position available for heavy duty mechanic to maintain ﬂeet of street sweepers. Hydraulic and welding experience preferred. Must have valid drivers license and own tools. Please email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 604-294-5988.
Busy truck body manufacturer/equip. installer requires exp. fabricator/truck equipment rig-out specialists. Competitive wages & beneﬁts. PTO, hydraulic, & electrical exp. necessary. Dayshift. Email: email@example.com
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As we build the city of the future, we’re seeking outstanding team players who are communityminded and customer-focused:
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thether championing new strategies or supporƟng, sustaining or eǆpanding eǆisƟng ones, you will ground your work in global best pracƟces and evolving trends in the Įeld͘ /n parƟcular, you’ll focus your energies on iniƟaƟves that address the needs of youth in our community͘
DRIVER - Fraser Valley based heavy haul trucking company has opening for one qualiﬁed class 1 driver. Must have min 2yrs exp., be bondable and able to cross the border. Fax resume & abstract to 604-852-4112 . No phone calls PLS
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NEW PAY RATES Expanding BC/Alberta Lane Immediate Positions Available
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LOG TRUCK drivers for Kurt Leroy Trucking LTD. F/T, beneﬁts included, to start immediately. Campbell River. Fax resume to 250-287-9914. MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees Needed! Hospitals & Dr’s Need Medical Ofﬁce & Medical Admin staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Career Training & Job Placement also Available! 1-888-778-0459
The Mission Record, a weekly publication serving more than 10,000 homes, has an opening for a fulltime, temporary reporter/photographer. This is a one-year maternity leave replacement, commencing in early July. The successful candidate will provide top-quality work on a wide range of news and feature stories, as well as arts and community coverage and marketingbased supplement assignments. You will be expected to bring your creative talents to readers through concise, accurate and entertaining writing. Strong narrative writing skills will be a distinct advantage. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, showing keen attention to detail while working well under deadline pressures, and learning in a fastpaced, competitive environment. Your creative talents also show in imagery. Knowledge of Adobe PhotoShop, and advanced photography skills are required. Basic competency in videography and video editing is expected, along with web-based work. Familiarity with Canadian Press style is important. The Mission Record is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest private, independent newspaper company, with more than 150 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii. Those interested should submit a resume, writing samples and a cover letter to: The Mission Record Editor 33047 First Avenue Mission, B.C. V2V1G2 or e-mail email@example.com Deadline for applications is April 15/11.
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Brammy Bros. Painting & Restoration Ltd. 1332 Franklin Street, Vancouver, Exterior Plasterer (Noc. 7284), Permanent, F/T, 40hrs p/wk, 3 to 5 yrs exp. Must be ﬂuent in English, exp. in Lathers. Main Duties: Apply level & smooth coast of plaster using trowels, ﬂoats, brushes & spray equipment. Lather Perform. prepare wall, install the metal stud framing and furning to interior drywall or plaster walls and ceilings. Resume: firstname.lastname@example.org
Owner Operators: $1.74/mile*
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Great additional income. Operate a mini-ofﬁce outlet at home. Free online training, ﬂex. hrs, great income. www.miniofﬁceoutlets.com/cmw
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If you’re excited about a career where the possibilities are endless, please apply at:
We thank all those who are interested in this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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Champion Properties. Gutters, windows, pressure washing & yard clean-up. Simon 604-230-0627
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AUGUSTINE Bark Mulch Products Composted W Bright W Nuggets Garden Blend & Lawn Blend Topsoil
MOVING & STORAGE
1 ALL IN ONE MOVING Real Prof. - Reasonable Rates For all moving needs 604-779-6022 ABBA MOVERS & DEL. Res/com 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25 yrs of experience 604-506-7576 ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS BESTCO ROOFING LTD. Res., Comm. Tar, gravel, torch-on, Sheet Metal, Duroids. Fully Ins. WCB Cov. BBB. All kinds of rooﬁng. New & rerooﬁng. Gill 604-727-4806 or Charlie 604-773-3522 GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs BBB, WCB $2m Liability. Clean Gutters $80. 24 hrs. 7dys/wk. 604-240-5362
JASON’S ROOFING All kinds of re-rooﬁng & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. (604)961-7505, 278-0375
Rooﬁng Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.
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MAN with clean 1 TON MOVING TRUCK avail for moving or delivery. Fast & Reliable. (604)759-2955
604-949-1900 QUALITY RENOVATIONS • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Remodeling • Decks 30 Years Experience Licensed - Insured
SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240
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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUP. 1 female. $750. 1st shots & dewormed. Call 778-863-6332. GERMAN Shepherd pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines Reg/Guar. 604-856-8161 JACK RUSSELL PUPPY’S. 2 Female one male. Short legs, smooth coat. Dew claws done. Born Feb 5th. $450. 778-883-6049 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com
COLLECTORS SAXOPHONES Soprano Buecher Silver 80 yrs old, excellent condition $3000. Picelo $250, Bongo Drums-perfect cond. $275 Call 604-534-2997
P.B. LAB pups, 10-14 weeks. $400. Vet ✔, dewormed, shots, have papers. (604)796-3669
FOR SALE 6 piano accordions, from $140 to $500. 2 violins $150. ITS. 604-853-7879.
PUGS, fawn, 3 male, 1 females. family raised, vet chk’d, shots. $500. (604)796-2727/799-2911
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ROTTI PUPS large German stock, exc temp, protective, parents to view, 1st shots $700. 604-799-8858
SHIH TZU pups,adorable,1st shot, Vet ✓ health guar. hypo-allergenic, nonshed. $495. Call 604-533-8992
Call: Rick (604) 202-5184
(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE Rick’s Bobcat Service. Leveling, Back ﬁlling, Trucking reas. rates.778-355-2978, 604-290-2978
Call Andrew (778)868-3374
D.J PAINTING RENOVATIONS Carpentry, painting, drywall, tiles Quality work - reasonable price Martin 604-521-8715 RENOVATIONS? I do bthrms, kitchens, ﬂooring, cabinets, Refs. 30 yrs exp. Hugh (778)989-5933
TOTAL RENOVATION SOLUTIONS
Champion Properties Pwr. raking, grass cutting, fertilizing, hedging, pruning, Free Est. 604-230-0627
SAME DAY SERVICE Seniors Discount
Specializing ■ Kitchen & Bathroom Custom Decks ■ Railings Fencing ■ Windows & Doors
Drywall repair, int. ext. Many years exp. Free estimate
604-258-7300 cell: 604-417-5917 INT/EXT Painting. Papering & pressure wash. Reasonable 30yrs exp Refs, free est. Keith 604-433-2279 MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510
359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL Champion Properties. Delivered. Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. 604-230-0627 will spread
BRAND NEW QUEEN SIZE PILLOW TOP MATTRESS SETS
• Leftover from Hotel Order • 800 Coil 3’’ Pillowtop • Original Plastic • Only 14 left • 10 year warranty Retail $1,499! Liquidation $560 incls. tax. Call: 604.807.5864 PIANO, older, great sounding upright with bench $400. DINETTE set with folddown table & 2 extra bar stools $275. 778-887-0864
BRIDGEVIEW FLEA MARKET Every Sunday, Year Round, 80 Vendors 7am-3pm, 11475-126a St. Sry. Info./Book Table 604-625-3208
PLUMBING TREE SERVICES A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports
Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
HOUSES FOR SALE
1938 Beaufort Ave. Comox This completely renovated rancher with 3 bdrms, 2 baths makes for a great retirement home on .34 of an acre. The large private rear yard is fenced, & offers patio, hot tub & a large 22’x38’ shop with gas furnace. This south facing beauty is only 3 blocks from the Marina, shopping & the Hospital. Great views of Baynes Sound & the Beaufort Mountain Range. For more detailsMLS#308718 RON BOLDUC 1-250-334-6620 or firstname.lastname@example.org Royal Lepage in the Comox Valley
CHECK CLASSIFIEDS b cclassified.com 604-575-5555
Show Time: 7:00 pm. Doors Open: 5:30 for VIP reception, 6:30 for reserved seating
SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
Sunday April 17, 2011
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS #1 Rooﬁng Company in BC
All types of Rooﬁng Over 35 Years in Business “ Call Now for Free Estimate”
ARCOLA MANOR 1 Bdrm upgraded suites. Live-in manager. Rent includes heat, hot water. Cat ok. Close to Highgate and transit.
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Completely remodeled building and 1 & 2 bedroom suites. Located at Highgate Mall. From $780/mo includes heat, hot water and parking. Call Kelly 778-994-2334 Burnaby:
** 6960 ELWELL ST ** NEAR MIDDLEGATE Quiet, spacious 2 & 1 Bdrms & Bachelor suites. Incld: Balcony, prkg, heat & h/wtr
604-525-2661 New Westminster $750 lge 1 bdrm, balcony, 8th St. Nr Safeway. FREE HT, H/W. 604-781-1846, 937-5427
One big need. Help us build a new BC Children’s Hospital. Please Give.
660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING Call Ian 604-724-6373
Two open heart surgeries.
Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and reﬁnances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1888-711-8818 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca
Join Canadian singer/songwriter Susan Jacks on April 17, 2011, at the Red Robinson Theatre for a one-of-a-kind concert to promote organ donation and raise funds for the Kidney Foundation of BC.
PETS Miller Plumbing & Drainage Ltd. Installs, h/w tanks, plugged drains, leaky pipes. 10% off 1st time clients Lic’d/Insured. (604)837-2507
SusanJacks &Friends ...FOR LIFE
Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing, gates. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com
$69/HR. Lic., Insured. Experienced & friendly service. Clogged drains, garburators, leaks & more. Sm jobs OK. Call anytime 604-805-2488.
WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq. ft home including delivery and installation only $ 109,950. Many other plans available. 877-976-3737 or 250814-3788 www.hbmodular.com
ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.
633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS
& Decking 604-462-8528, 218-9618
WE BUY HOUSES
Older Home? Damaged Home? Need Repairs? Behind on Payments? Quick CASH! Call Us First! 604.657.9422
WEED FREE Mushroom Manure. 13 yards - $160 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $180. 604-856-8877
IKE’S LOW COST JOBS: Rubbish Removal, Drain tile, Gardening & Trimming. Call IKE 778-881-1379.
Mr. Cleanup Disposal
8069 Nelson St. Mission
EARTH FRIENDLY RECYCLE-IT!
3 rooms for $269, 2 coats
bradsjunkremoval.com Running this ad for 7yrs
8-10 FT DOGWOOD & JAPANESE MAPLES
Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988
566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
NEWFOUNDLAND pup, P/B. Ready in Apr. $1000 (604)819-1466 No Sunday calls
SHIH TZU Bichon pups. 1st shots, dewormed M/$500 F/$550. 604552-4415 or 604-763-7473.
YELLOW LAB pups. 8 weeks old, ready to go. Vet checked, 1st. shots. Parents on site. $500. 604-852-6176 Abbts
A-TECH Services 604-230-3539
FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Cash for some complete scrap cars. 465-7940 or 580-3439.
But Dead Bodies!!
PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 32 Years Exp. Free Estimates.
MISC. FOR SALE
HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com
VIZSLA PUPS, reg’d, shots, guaranteed. $850. ph, 604-819-2115 or email: email@example.com
A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, rerooﬁng. Dhillon 604-782-1936.
Boston Terrier pups, 1M, vet checked, 1st shots, dewrmd, $1,000. 604-868-0446, 814-5014 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CKC Reg.soft coated Wheaten Terrier pups, hypo-allergenic. Guarntd. Vet ✓ $1200. Call 604-533-8992 DOG MALE American pitbull x, dogo, 1 yr. old. Only $200. All shots microchipped. 604-614-4721. GERMAN Rottie pups, P.B. no papers. Born Feb.3.1stshots, dewrmd, 4 M. 2 F. $750. Call 604-588-2975.
Red Robinson Theatre, 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam Ticket prices: Reserved seating: $50.00 VIP tickets: $150.00 (includes a champagne reception, preferred seating and meet-and-greet) Tickets available at Ticketmaster by calling
604-280-4444 or visit www.ticketmaster.ca PRESENTING SPONSOR:
Friday, April 1, 2011 NewsLeader A27 y RENTALS 706
MAPLE PLACE TOWERS 1 Bdrm Apts starting at $950 2 Bdrm Apts starting at $1200 Heat and hot water included. Dishwasher, fridge, stove, balcony, shared laundry. Avail Immed. Close to amen, schools and mall.
Call 604-421-1235 www.aptrentals.net BURNABY
Park Crest Apts. 1 Bedroom Reno’d suites located in upgraded blding in cul-du-sac. Next to large green space. Incl’s heat, hot water and basic cable. Walk to Highgate mall. Quiet and clean. Cat okay. Deposit required. For viewing....
New Westminster, #503, 39-6th St. 2 bdrms, 2 baths. N/S. N/P. $1700. Avail May 1.
Call Sheri M 604-535-8080 Croft Agencies Ltd. view pictures at: www.croftagencies.com NEW WESTMINSTER
ROYAL COLONIAL 7111 Linden Avenue 1 Bdrm avail from $750/mo. Close to restaurants, schools, transit, stores. Short walk to Highgate Mall. Parking & laundry rm. Incl’s heat, hot water and storage.
3 Story bldg in great location. 1 bdrm stes from $760. Covered pkg, lndry rm, landscaped common area. Close to park, transit, shops. Heat & hot water incl’d. For more info & viewing call
Pinecrest Manor 905 4th Avenue Quiet 3-storey low-rise in a park like setting. Spacious bach & 1 bdrm stes from $695. Family oriented, close to schools, parks and rec ctrs. u/g pkg, lndry rm. Heat and hot water included.
Small pet ok. Call
Snjezana 778-788-1847 The Westport 1021 4th Avenue Quiet 3 story low-rise bldg in convenient location. Bach & 1 bdrm suites from $695. Some with river views, short walk to Skytrain, or transit. Secure parking, lndry rm. Heat & hot water incl’d.
Small pet ok. Call
Skyview Manor 908 6th Avenue 4 Story bldg in great location. 1 bdrm stes from $780. Pkg, lndry rm. Close to transit, park and shops. Heat & hot water included. For more info & viewing call
Park Villa 529 10th Street 3 Story bldg in great location. 1 bdrm stes from $760. Parking, lndry rm. Close to transit, park, shops. Heat & hot water included. For more info & viewing call
Rozario 778-788-1849 Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management
Colonial House 435 Ash Street
Rozario 778-788-1849 BURNABY
Snjezana 778-788-1847 Tiffany Place 1115 4th Avenue Quiet 3 storey bldg. 1 Bdrms from $800. Walk to Skytrain, close to bus and shops. Some river views. Secure parking, gym, lndry rm. Heat and hot water included.
COQUITLAM, 1200 sf, bright 2/bdrm grnd level suite. gas f/p, d/w, shared w/d, $1150/mo. incl util. cable/wiﬁ, 1 blk to Austin/Mundy. Cl to SkyTrain & WCE. Avail now. (604)779-4969 M-F after 5:30 pm. COQUITLAM. 2 bdrm grnd lvl suite. Priv entry. Ensuite. Laundry. $1,000/mo. incl. utils. N/P. N/S. Avail now. 604-931-3677. COQUITLAM WW Plat. 2Bdr gr/lvl priv laundry, avail now, ns/np, lease req. $875 +1/3utils. 778-995-0063. PORT COQUITLAM North side. 2 bdrm g/l bsmt suite. NP/NS. Shr lndry. Near all amens. Avail now. $800/mo incl utils. 604-941-1596.
PITT MEADOWS: 2-3 bdrm co-op T/H $1005/mo - $1089/mo. Shares req’d. No subsidy available. Orientation 2nd Sun. 2 pm & 3rd Tues. 7 pm ea mo. 19225 119th Ave., Pitt Meadows V3Y 2B2. Send SASE or leave msg 604-465-1938
CARS - DOMESTIC
Call Oana 778-788-1834
3-storey building conveniently located minutes from SkyTrain. Renovated 2 bedroom suite from $1020. Close to public transit, parks and schools. U/G prkg. balconies, lndry rm. Heat & hot water incl’d. For more info & viewing call
Albert 778-788-1853 Professionally Managed by Gateway Property Management
Rear living room, create a breeze fan, awning, LCD TV, REDUCED! $28,995 (stk. 29367) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 The Scrapper
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2000 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE Laredo 4L, good cond, New tires, New radiator, Aircare for 2 years asking $5000 (604)826-6256 Bill
851 CASH FOR CARS & TRUCKS FREE/FAST 24 hour tow service: or Donate to registered charities
Call 604-767-3842 or 778-552-4145
TRUCKS & VANS
1993 FORD Econoline cargo van, white, auto, aircared $2750.obo (604)465-5131 3-way fridge, 16,000 BTU furnace, awning, elec. Brakes, front storage comp., stereo w/ outside speakers. $12,995 (stk. 29986) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
Royal Ridge Place 315 Agnes Street
Large newly renovated 1 & 2 bdrm units available in wellkept concrete building. New ﬂoors and appl’s. Freshly painted. Patio and large storage room inste. 3 laundries in bldg. Rent incl’s heat & hot water. Sauna & jacuzzi. 5 min. walk to skytrain, Douglas College & New West Quay. Close to all amenities. Please call 604-834-1756 www.aptrentals.net
2010 HEMISPHERE F255RL
Quiet 3 storey bldg 1 bdrm stes from $750. Walk to Skytrain, close to bus and shops. Secure parking, gym, lndry rm. Heat and hot water included.
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal
2007 Sunseeker m/h Ford E450, 1 slide, 31.6’, slps 6, generator, 18,700mi, $45,000 obo (604)8244552 or (604)272-4961 (Van)
2010 STARCRAFT 1020
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1996 HYUNDAI ACCENT h/b, auto, fuel efﬁcient, reliable transportation, Air Cared. $1500. (604)536-1567 2001 NISSAN SANTRA 4 dr., gold colour, A/C. No accidents. Good cond. $6000 obo 604-582-0552 2005/6 SUBARU IMPREZA RS,one owner, like new, 77 kms, top model, loaded, $13,500.Call 604-575-2077 2010 NISSAN VERSA, 4 dr. H/B, auto, red, 20,000 Km, many options, $9,350 ﬁrm. 604-538-9257. 2011 TOYOTA Camry LE, grey, 11000 kms. auto, factory warranty. mint, $22,900. 604-596-9970
Park Astoria 430 11th Street
Vista Terrace 7465 13th Avenue,
Small pet ok.
Small pet ok.
2000 PONTIAC GRAND AM, 4 dr, fully loaded, auto, AirCared, $2250. 604-832-8944.
Call Oana 778-788-1834
For more info & viewing, call
2002 FORD F150 Lariat - 4x4, exc. cond. leather, new tires, local, 160K no accid., $8500obo / 778.861.8355 2006 FORD F250 super duty diesel, excellent cond, new tires, new brakes, tow pkg. Asking $20,000 Phone (604)826-6256 Bill
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
3 Story bldg close to everything. Spacious 1 bdrm stes from $760. Some with fantastic river views. Pkg, lndry rom, gym. Close to Skytrain, transit, park and shops. Heat and hot water included.
Small pet ok.
Call Dax 778-788-1863
1995 PROWLER 5TH WHEEL 25.ft, slide out, fully contained, with shed, large deck and holding tank at Lakeview RV site at Nicola Lake in Merrit BC $10,000 Phone (604)826-6256 Bill
Tantus Towers 810 St. Andrews Street 1 & 2 Bdrm stes from $850. Enjoy all the amen at this high rise. Lndry rm, indoor/outdoor parking, balconies, outdoor Pool, lockers. Close to parks, schools, Transit, Heat and hot water included.
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288
Small pet ok.
Call Jerry 778-788-1848 Hillcrest Manor 1303 8th Avenue COQUITLAM
Welcome Home ! NEW WESTMINSTER 1 Bedrooms available near Lougheed Mall and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Refs required.
Spacious & clean 1 bdrm avail. Starting at $780/mo. No pets.
Call (604) 931-2670
Large, bach & 2 bdrms from $695. Some stes with views, close to schools, parks and transit. Parking, Laundry Room. Heat and hot water incl’d. For more info and viewing call
Camellia 778-788-1839 Hollytree Apartments 1116 Hamilton Street Quiet 4 storey bldg with spacious 1 & 2 bdrm stes from $780. Walk to Moody Park, recreation, shops and transit. Some river views. Secure pkg, lndry rm. Heat and hot water included. For more info & viewing call
Great 1 Bedroom, quiet building nr. amenities, Royal City Mall & Skytrain.
Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management
Includes Heat, Hot Water and Cable. Please call 604-526-0147 NEW WESTMINSTER PORT MOODY 1 bdrm condo 5 appls, balcony NS/NP Clse to all ament. $1050/mo. 604-318-9235.
ROYAL CITY APARTMENTS
Enter for your chance to
1 Bedroom apartments available. Hardwood ﬂoors, balcony. Rent includes heat and hot water.
225 Royal Avenue
A delicious and blissful two night stay at
Guest House and Winery Retreat!
Call 604-526-7015 Professionally Managed By Colliers International PORT COQUITLAM
CEDARWAY APT Bright & Clean 1 & 2 Bdrms D/W, Heat and hot water included. Close to schools, shopping & public transportation.
Call 604-837-4589 www.aptrentals.net
HOMES FOR RENT
MAPLE RIDGE. 3 bdrm rancher on 1/4 acre. Nr amens. 6 appls, 2 large sheds, ample prk. np/ns, avail now. $1450/mo. Call 604-941-3259.
This fabulous wine and dine getaway to Penticton will ﬁnd you languishing in the luxurious comforts of the most beautiful Guest House nestled behind dramatic wroughtiron gates and willow trees. Enjoy wandering the 10 acre estate, or take in the sunsets over the lake with a glass of award-winning Okanagan wine! For more details visit…
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747B SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING
POCO DOWNTOWN All-Inclusive Seniors Residence 1 Bdrm. Apartment Rent incls. freshly prepared meals, cable, housekeeping, emergency response & activities. www.rjkent.com 2675 Shaughnessy St. Call: 778-285-5554
CARS - DOMESTIC
1999 OLDSMOBILE ALERO Sport. Bought New - Don’t Need Two! Low km’s, economical V6 auto, full power group. AirCared til July 2012. Reduced! $4175. 778-888-6805 or Mon-Fri 10am-2pm: 778-837-6577
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A28 NewsLeader Friday, April 1, 2011
Public previews this weekend only. April 2nd & 3rd, 10am – 5pm Great Plans. One-bedroom plans, so you can escape for some private time. And functional two-bedroom layouts that make it easy for friends and family to visit. Great Views. At forty-six storeys high, MetroPlace affords spectacular 360° views of the city, the mountains and the beautiful Burrard inlet. Great Street. A landmark building that will anchor the excitement of Burnaby’s revitalized Beresford Street.
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