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or years, a cluster of singlefamily homes at Stride Avenue and 16th Street in South Burnaby concealed a secret. Nothing earth-shattering, mind you. And not the fact that the properties would one day be assembled for use in a multi-family housing development. But simply this: a stream ran through it. Or rather, underneath it. Byrne Creek, to be exact. And if all goes as planned, by spring of 2012, construction will begin on a proposed condominium project that will include the uncovering, or “daylighting,” of the waterway that for decades has Àowed underground. And it’s all thanks to Burnaby city hall for sticking to its guns.
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The project diagram shown depicts the section of Byrne Creek that will be ‘daylighted’ as part of the construction at Stride Avenue and 16th Street. The creek is shown curving through the top right and right hand side, in blue.
Over the past century, as the Lower Mainland has undergone development many of its streams have been paved over or culverted. Burnaby was fortunate that it wasn’t as populated as Vancouver for many years, which meant many of its streams were spared, said Frank Williams, vice-president of the Byrne Creek Streamkeepers. In contrast, Vancouver has “lost” almost all its waterways which still lie underground. Nevertheless, as streams were lost to asphalt and concrete culverts, so was their appeal to spawning salmon and other ¿sh. “If there’s light at the end of a tunnel, they see it as a tunnel,” said Williams. “If it’s long enough and there’s no light, ¿sh don’t see it as being useful at all.” That’s why daylighting projects,
such as the proposal for Stride and 16th, are such an exciting opportunity for streamkeepers and local environmentalists. Opening up the streams not only allow more oxygen to mix with the water but vegetation from plants and trees nearby will likely fall into them, creating habitat for not only ¿sh but other wildlife. The vegetation and soils on either side of the stream will also help soak up some of the water from heavy rainfalls, and act as a ¿lter for all the stuff that runs off our roadways into storm drains and directly into creeks, including oil, asbestos from brake pads, road salt and sand, Williams explained. “The riparian environment will soften the blow of toxins from storm
drains.” Salmonids, for example, are highly sensitive to water quality conditions, and serve almost as a canary in a coalmine. Williams said every year, the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans supplies upwards of 15,000 coho fry which are released into the creek and head downstream. Each year, only about 20 return to spawn. The hope is that as the water quality improves through daylighting, so might more coho come back to spawn, and perhaps go further upstream than they are now. A GREAT OPPORTUNITY
Burnaby city hall has long had an “open watercourse policy” which protects streams and creeks in the city
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as well as related requirements for riparian setbacks in its zoning bylaw and for achieving rezoning approvals, said Burnaby planning director Basil Luksun in an email. In addition, waterways have been protected and enhanced through city capital projects, community plans, and the purchase of properties for park and open space. The project at Stride and 16th was originally envisioned as a townhouse development without the daylighting aspect. When city hall recognized the potential to uncover about 150 metres of Byrne Creek, it worked with the developer to make it happen. Since the creek part of the project would take up a signi¿cant area of the site and make it dif¿cult to develop townhouses, council approved a minor change to the Edmonds Town Centre Plan, allowing a slightly higher density at that site. “This change is still largely consistent with the town centre plan, and recognizes the site speci¿c characteristics associated with the environmental enhancement,” Luksun said. If approved, the project will also include a pedestrian greenway to allow for public viewing and interpretation of the stream. This will allow for community education and stewardship with local groups including nearby Stride Avenue Community School. As for the developer, Ledingham McAllister, the daylighting of Byrne Creek does not come without its challenges. It will add roughly $1 million more to the cost of the development, and will serve as the developer’s amenity to the community, said Jeff Chong, vice-president of development for Ledingham McAllister, which had been assembling the properties since 2007. Please see STREAM, A5
Burnaby city hall is one of the leaders in the region when it comes to preserving local creeks and streams, according to Mark Angelo, chair of the Rivers Institute at B.C. Institute of Technology. That’s thanks largely to the fact that in 1972, it was the very Àrst Lower Mainland municipality to adopt an open watercourse policy which prevented many of its streams from being covered over. It also helped that development happened more slowly than in neighbouring Vancouver where just about all of its streams are underground. Angelo said Burnaby has over 200 kilometres of streams, of which two-thirds are still open and free-Áowing. In Vancouver 110 years ago, Angelo said, that city had 52 salmon-bearing streams. Today, almost all are lost except for Musqueam Creek. He is pleased by efforts to daylight creeks in Burnaby and is excited by plans to daylight a section of Guichon Creek at BCIT.
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Burnaby-New Westminster MP Peter Julian of the NDP had more than triple the local donations of Conservative candidate Paul Forseth in the federal election in May, but Forseth had more dollars at his disposal thanks to his party. According to campaign disclosures recently released by Elections Canada, Julian collected $46,310 from 238 contributors while Forseth picked up $13,689 from 51. But Forseth received almost $55,000 from the Tories for a total of $82,145 in contributions. The NDP gave Julian $34,300 to work with to give him a total of $81,407. However, during the campaign Julian outspent Forseth $74,175 to $70,987. Summaries of contributions and expenses for Liberal candidate Garth Evans and Green Party’s Carrie McLaren were not included in the documents. The NDP’s Kennedy Stewart and Adrianne Merlo of the Green Party are the only two candidates to have ¿led in Burnaby Douglas. Stewart, who was successful in his initial bid for a federal seat, collected $13,155 on his own and received another $65,000 from his party and riding association for a total of $78,200. He ended up spending more than $75,000. Merlo received a total of $1,700 and spent all but $400.
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While the original plan was for 65 townhomes on the 1.27-acre site, the current con¿guration is for a 71-unit, four-storey condo building with underground parking, an increase in density of about 10 per cent, Chong said. He noted that most of that extra Àoor space will be taken up by elevators and other common areas that wouldn’t normally be found in a townhouse project.
The company hopes the stream will be a selling feature. But, Chong conceded, uncovering the section of Byrne Creek was not their ¿rst choice. “We really like the Burnaby market. We just felt that whether it was townhouses or apartments, we could make it a successful project. “But Burnaby was standing ¿rm that they felt this was a good opportunity for them environmentally and they stood hard and fast.”
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Not just teaching The public schools employer wants the B.C. Labour Relations Board to order teachers to write fall report cards, despite their job action, and ¿ne them as much as 15 per cent if they refuse. The B.C. Public School Employers’ Association considers reports cards essential, as does the education minister. The education ministry previously advised schools that report cards must be issued as usual, even if they contain little information, because three written reports are required by law. If teachers refuse to prepare them, school administrators will have to do so, although that could prove dif¿cult if teachers are also refusing to communicate with them or attend staff meetings as part of their “teach only” action. So they could contain nothing more than attendance records. The teachers’ contract expired in June. Their union, the BCTF, has suggested there won’t be progress in contract talks until the government lifts its net-zero mandate, allowing a pay increase that would bring B.C. salaries into line with those in Alberta and Ontario. Once again, students and parents are caught in the middle, with report cards being used as a bargaining chip. The employer claims that ¿rst reports in November provide early indications of how a student is doing and identi¿es those in need of extra help. And parents, as well as students, want to know what is going on, con¿rmation at least. But report cards are just pieces of paper. The information recorded on them is no doubt important, even vital to those hoping to pursue postsecondary education. And teachers are still recording that information, and will readily provide it to parents and students electronically, even over the phone. All you have to do is ask. – Black Press
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Does BCA need an opponent? If at ¿rst you don’t succeed try, try again. Well, Team Burnaby has disposed of that idiom and decided against another try. Smart move. In 2005, Team Burnaby made crime its signature issue in an attempt to depose the Burnaby Citizens Association. Billboards on boulevards screamed about all the crime in the city. That strategy didn’t go over well enough for Team to gain a majority, although three members of their slate did get elected to council. In 2008, Team Burnaby made crime its focus again with even worse results, getting shut out. Like most other communities across Canada, Burnaby’s crime stats have improved since 2005. It’s no longer the sexy issue it was back then. This time, Team Burnaby appears to be emphasizing the current political buzzwords of accountability and transparency. As Tom Tao, the slate’s mayoralty candidate, said last week in an impromptu visit to the NewsLeader, “Without checks and
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balances we’re screwed.” He makes a good point. With the BCA in possession of the mayor’s chair, all eight council seats and the seven school trustee spots it’s easy to develop conspiracy theories. Council and board of education meetings are sweet and syrupy, at least for public consumption. Like any good organization, the BCA keeps any internal disagreements behind closed doors. However, they don’t even have to worry about external disagreements, at least within Burnaby, because there is nary a discouraging word at the public sessions the BCA presides over. Decisions made by the BCA monopolies make it ripe for questions like, “What aren’t they telling us? What negative aspects
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did they or did they not consider? What is the real cost?” While all of the decisions might be sound ones, there’s a perception that because they are made behind closed doors, that means the decisions are rife for speculation. Team Burnaby isn’t accusing the BCA of anything speci¿c, just the perception residents aren’t being told the whole story. Whether the strategy gets any Team candidates elected is another story. One take on the tactic is that it makes them look like a little puppy dog at the door begging to get in. They appear to be appealing to the electorate, “Please! Please! At least elect one or two of us. We’ll hold them accountable if you just let us in the door.” Of course, Team candidates will claim publicly they are aiming for a majority, and will be accountable and transparent if they gain control. You’ll never catch Team saying they’ve set the bar low. However, it would be a solid start for an organization left decimated, dejected and despondent by the 2008 campaign just to have a couple of candidates elected.
The Green Party of Burnaby certainly seems to have adopted the set-the-bar-low strategy by ¿elding four candidates for city council instead of a full slate of eight like BCA and Team. But while like Team Burnaby, the Greens have put forth policy on issues from taxes to homelessness, crime, economic development and growth, it’s likely the foursome will play to their strength and focus on environmental protection and transportation. While everyone else ¿ghts it out, the BCA can sit back and point to the environmental awards Burnaby has won during its reign. It is also still basking in the glow of the number one spot it got in Maclean’s magazine’s best run city rankings published in 2009. The BCA has a well-oiled machine that won’t give up any seats easily. And if it sweeps again the question will be will Team, Green and everyone else go back to the strategic drawing board, or will they disappear? Grant Granger is a NewsLeader reporter
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COMMENT Both sides deserve respect in homophobia debate Statements made recently in the ongoing debate following adoption of the Burnaby School Board’s anti-homophobic policy are creating increasing acrimony between supporters and opponents of the policy. Confrontational attitudes merely serve to exacerbate the situation. Yet, ironically both groups are essentially seeking the same thing—respect for their rights. It is this commonality that must prevail when all is said and done. An analytical probe into the causes of the controversy will reveal a myriad of factors that have contributed to misunderstandings, confusion and even fear. A brief reference to some of these elements will hopefully foster greater understanding and tolerance. There is an etymological problem with the word homophobia. Some have dif¿culty with the use of the term coined by George Weinberg in 1971 in defence of the practice of homosexuality and used as a label to describe all forms of opposition to its practice. The word is not rooted in any historical foundational philosophical thought. Labelling all who disagree with the policy as homophobic is divisive. The intent of the policy is not clear. Is it aimed at reducing bullying of GLBTQ students or at changing students’ attitudes and beliefs towards that group? The board’s intent may also be different from that of the GLBTQ community. This may give rise to problems with the implementation and enforcement of the policy. Anti-homophobic proponents’ goal to change the attitudes of students may or may not be desirable. A bigoted attitude which does not show respect for others of different age, race, color, sexual orientation or religious belief may need to be changed, but an attitude or religious belief that homosexuality is morally wrong has to be respected. The important thing is to treat all with respect and dignity, regardless of their attitudes and beliefs. Supporting the GLBTQ community is sometimes dif¿cult because people do not really know what they are supporting. Are they supporting their rights or are they supporting their lifestyles? A further confusion arises when “sexual orientation” is used to denote gender and when it is used to denote physical intimacy. Often when gays and lesbians talk about their orientation, it is not about gender identity as it is about their sexual proclivity or disposition to the act of sex. Etiological studies on gays and lesbians have not yielded conclusive causation evidence. But in the majority of cases, especially for lesbians, it is a matter of personal choice. Transgender cases may not belong in this group because of etiological differences. The GLBTQ population should win some support for their intent to reduce or remove the stigma, prejudice and discrimination they encounter in their environment. It has been shown that the prevalence of mental disorders related to stress due to stigmatization is greater in this group than in heterosexuals. Policies that are inclusive would enhance their self-esteem and reduce the negative health effects of stigma and discrimination. If we are to take spokesperson Kaitlin Burnett at her word that all the GLBTQ community wants
“is simply to be treated like everybody else” their goal can hardly be disputed. However, if there is a signi¿cantly different agenda than the one expressed, which infringes on the rights of others to be extended the same courtesy, there should be cause for concern. A lot of the controversy over the anti-homophobic policy stems from the view of parents that it is a moral or religious issue and that their rights are ignored. Indeed parents are the primary source of instilling moral or religious values in their offspring. This view is upheld by the UN in its International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Again if the policy was more clearly articulated, parents would not be in such strong opposition. Many commentators and editors have encouraged or made statements that encourage divisiveness between supporters and opponents of the policy. To refer to opponents as religious zealots or to conclude that the policy is designed to promote a GLBTQ hidden agenda are examples from both sides. The school board’s sincere desire to respond to the special needs of this group is justi¿able, but ignoring the voices of parents on how the policy impacts on their moral or religious beliefs is also a matter that deserves their attention. There is still need for parents, the board, teachers and the GLBTQ community to continue meaningful and open dialogue so they can reach an accord over their differences. And that could be achieved through the underlying common libertarian goal of respect for individual rights and freedoms. Co-existing in harmony does not demand any compromise in one’s view of homosexuality, whether religious or secular, but it may call for a compromise in our emotions to reÀect love and peace instead of acrimony or hate. I thank your newspaper for providing the opportunity for some healthy debate on this issue. Ben Seebaran Retired Vancouver School Board administrator Burnaby
PARENTS SAY THANKS When Burnaby parents had concerns about what we perceived to be a lack of programs for gifted children, then-school board chair Diana Mumford worked with district staff to accelerate the implementation of the primary challenge pilot program. With the help of trustee Gary Wong and others, Mumford oversaw the expansion of the gifted program to include more students in subsequent years. Thanks to the current board we now have an intermediate program for gifted students as well. While there still aren’t suf¿cient challenge program seats, these are signi¿cant ¿rst steps toward meeting the unique learning needs of Burnaby’s gifted children and the parents of those children are grateful. Thank you Ms. Mumford and all members of the school board. Peter Cech, Burnaby
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After hearing so many stories of courage and hardship from the kids of refugee families who attend Edmonds community school, principal David Carr interviewed those families for a book he’s just published, From Bombs to Books.
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was to highlight the great work being done by teachers and resource staff to help Edmonds students succeed in their new country. Edmonds teaches the same material as other Burnaby schools but requires a few more resources, such as counsellors and community workers, to provide the kids with “equity of opportunity,” he stressed. Many of the refugee children hadn’t been in school for years and yet they are the most enthusiastic of learners, he said, recalling a boy who copied pages of a library book by hand. He couldn’t yet read but wanted to learn to write. Children who arrive with no English are carrying out conversations within six to seven weeks. The book is also a tribute to Elin Horton, the school’s former head teacher who died of cancer last year. Even when teachers visited her in hospice, she was still asking about Edmonds students, he said. “She was the beating heart of this place.” But the real heroes in the book are the eight families whose stories are told, he said. “These amazing people, who have come here against remarkable odds, to get their kids into school.” Often, once the refugee families arrive in Burnaby, they settle into a home, register their children at Edmonds school, then the parents register for English classes themselves at the Edmonds Resource Centre next door. The families place a huge value on education and, according to their high school records after leaving Edmonds, they score highly, with 60 to 70 per cent of their grades being As or Bs and a 90 to 95 per cent pass rate. Perhaps most reaf¿rming for Starr is that all the families felt they were made to feel welcome in Canada, saw the importance of learning English and of contributing to the community. “And without exception they said getting citizenship was the proudest day of their lives. “It’s reaf¿rming that once you get beyond the negative headlines, that the system works,” Starr said. “The families value the opportunity to be here and want to contribute.”
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EVENTS The Wizard of Oz: Footlight Theatre Company marks its 45th season with The Wizard of Oz, starring 12-year-old Michelle Creber as Dorothy. Dorothy longs to escape her family’s Kansas farm, to find a new world full of excitement
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Blanket drive: Blanket BC Society, a local non profit organization that collects blankets to help the less fortunate, is collecting blankets. When: Nov. 3-6. Where: Brentwood Town Center, 4567 Lougheed Hwy., Burnaby. Info: www. blanketbc.org.
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Preschool open house: Pied Piper Parent Participation Preschool hosts an open house. Children turning three by June 2012 may enroll for January. When: Saturday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: 8757 Armstrong Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-524-0833 or www.piedpiperppp.com.
Diwali celebration: The Universal Cultural Society of Canada (UCSC), in partnership with the City of Burnaby, presents Diwali 2011: The Festival of Lights, to celebrate and showcase South Asian culture while raising funds for a worthy cause, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. Traditional Indian performances, including classical dance, vocal pieces, Bollywood fusion groups and award-winning Bhangra team, Jawani and singer Shivangi Bhayana. When: Sunday, Nov. 6, 6 p.m. Where: Bonsor Recreation Centre, Burnaby. Tickets: $10 at minhasvineeta@gmail. com or (604) 376-3783 (includes appetizers prior to the cultural program and dinner to follow). Info: www.ucscanada.org.
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10th anniversary celebrations: Burnaby Public Library McGill Branch and the City of Burnaby Archives celebrate their 10th anniversary with 10 hours of continuous programming for all ages, including puppet shows, storytimes, music, dance, crafts, games, archives slideshows, storytelling, booktalks, and more. When: Saturday Nov. 5, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Where: 4595 Albert St., Burnaby. Info: 604-299-8955 or www.bpl.bc.ca/events/ mcgill-turns-10.
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City needs homeless shelter: candidates Senior governments must live up to their responsibility; BCA aims to provide more affordable housing without impacting taxpayers: Kang Wanda Chow firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2011 Metro Vancouver homeless count, a 24-hour snapshot taken on March 16, found 73 homeless people living in Burnaby, compared to 86 three years ago. But unlike many other cities in the Lower Mainland, Burnaby doesn’t have a permanent homeless shelter, with city council asserting that such a facility would be a provincial government responsibility. What Burnaby does have is an extreme weather shelter which operates only on the coldest and wettest nights of the year through the fall and winter. There were four people counted in the city’s sheltered homeless population during this year’s count, compared to nine in 2008. The NewsLeader asked three council candidates, What should the City of Burnaby do to address homelessness? Incumbent Coun. Anne Kang, Burnaby Citizens’ Association, is a school teacher and a member of the city’s social issues committee. She has previously served as a director of Progressive Housing Society. “Burnaby has the third-largest share of non-market housing units among Metro Vancouver municipalities, with 6,170 units. Burnaby is home to 232 assisted-living units and 508 supportive-housing units for seniors and persons with physical and mental disabilities. In new development, 19 units of city-owned non-market housing have been constructed using ‘density-bonus’ funds, with no taxpayer impact. A BCA council will continue to develop KANG innovative programs and policies to provide more affordable housing, without impacting local taxpayers. To ensure the city can offer the long-term, sustainable housing solutions that are critical to effectively addressing homelessness long term, the BCA will advocate that the provincial and federal governments live up to their responsibility to fund the creation of a safe, affordable home for every citizen, including continuing to press for the Hastings Street Urban Renewal Site to be used in a creative and imaginative way for a major affordable housing initiative.” Rick McGowan, Burnaby Municipal Greens, is a school teacher. “The homeless and those at risk of homelessness are diverse and require a continuum of supports. This means that the city should expect that a variety of locations will be required to deal with this diversity. At the very least, the city, in consultation with others, can spearhead the development of an ‘affordable housing strategy’ and rezone suitable sites to meet housing needs. Over 10 years, Greens would ensure the city helps develop an adequate stock of suitable short and longer term transitional housing resources. This might include an emergency shelter, a MCGOWAN multiple bed short-term facility for homeless with immediate medical concerns, an inventory of short-term transition homes, and medium-term supported housing. Establishing an Outreach Resource Centre near SkyTrain is the immediate priority. With a strategy in place, council can adopt land use policies and regulations that support a mix of market and nonmarket housing within communities. By showing leadership, other stakeholders will follow.” Ray Power, Team Burnaby, is a retired former RCMP corporal, court clerk and municipal government manager. “First we must change council’s position that there are no homeless and secondly know that we have a responsibility to care for them. Burnaby with its massive reserves of cash and its dismissive attitude cannot continue to ‘pass the buck.’ POWER Homelessness affects every aspect of our lives including street safety and public health issues. People will continue to commit petty crimes in order to survive on the streets. Mental health and drug issues will go unchecked and valuable resources will be wasted. A Team Burnaby council would work in cooperation with provincial and federal ministries to kickstart a homeless shelter. We would identify available land, expedite rezoning, consult neighbourhoods and contribute our fair share. Saying it’s not our responsibility as the current council does only adds to the misery. As a caring community we have to extend a hand to those in need.”
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Burnaby City Council - Board, Committee and Commission Vacancies Burnaby City Council is currently seeking volunteers to serve on the following boards, committees, and commissions: Q Advisory Planning Commission - 2 Vacancies The Advisory Planning Commission is legislated under the Local Government Act of B.C. and advises Council on land use matters and reviews all Zoning Bylaw Amendments before they are forwarded to a Public Hearing. (Meetings are held on Thursday ten days prior to each Public Hearing (Zoning) at 6:00 p.m. in the Clerk’s Committee Room 1 & 1A, Burnaby City Hall.) Q Board of Variance - 1 Vacancy The Board of Variance is legislated under the Local Government Act of B.C. and is a Board of Appeal for relief from zoning bylaws. It is comprised of municipal appointees. The Board can deal with height and dimension issues, but not those involving density. (Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, Burnaby City Hall.) Q Community Heritage Commission - 1 Vacancy The Community Heritage Commission is legislated under the Local Government Act of B.C. and advises Council on matters concerning the identiﬁcation, management and preservation and/or restoration of buildings and sites with historical signiﬁcance in Burnaby. (Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of every second month at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Committee Room at Burnaby City Hall.) Q Community Policing Committee - 2 Vacancies The Community Policing Committee collaborates with the Burnaby Detachment, RCMP to implement and promote a community-based policing program while providing an opportunity for the public to have input into policing priorities. (Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, Burnaby City Hall.) Q Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission – 1 Vacancy The Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission is delegated administrative powers of Council relating to parks and parks property. The Commission has the authority to authorize expenditures, to select consultants and contractors and to incur liabilities within the amounts included in the annual budget. The Commission also has the custody, care and management of all parks and parks property as well as the power to develop, maintain and operate same. (Meetings are held once a month, generally on the 3rd Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, Burnaby City Hall.) Q Public Library Board - 1 Vacancy The Public Library Board is legislated under the Library Act of B.C. and members are appointed by City Council. Council approves the budget for the Board but, in most respects, the Public Library Board operates as an autonomous body. For more information on the Public Library Board and the position, information packages are available at the Information Desk of any Burnaby Public Library. (Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Library.) Q Social Issues Committee – 4 Vacancies The Social Issues Committee advises on a variety of social issues including crime prevention, leasing space at Burnaby’s Community Resource Centres and the needs of seniors, youth, families, ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities. (Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of every second month at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, Burnaby City Hall.) Q Trafﬁc Safety Committee – 1 Vacancy The Trafﬁc Safety Committee advises on ways to improve safety on Burnaby roads and streets. (Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month, 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, Burnaby City Hall.) Q Transportation Committee – 2 Vacancies The Transportation Committee advises on planning for roads and transit needs to ensure efﬁcient movement of people and goods. (Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, at 6.00 p.m. in the Council Chamber, Burnaby City Hall.) Those Burnaby citizens interested in community service on a volunteer basis are invited to make application no later than 2011 November 23 by: • Downloading and completing the Community Service Application which is located on the City of Burnaby website www.burnaby.ca (Click on City Hall - Boards & Committees ) • Mailing a written resume and/or application which provides details of your experience and reasons for applying to: Mayor Derek R. Corrigan Burnaby City Hall c/o Ofﬁce of the City Clerk 4949 Canada Way Burnaby, B.C. V5G 1M2 • Faxing a resume and/or application to: 604-294-7537 or emailing it to: email@example.com Resumes are collected in order to process applications for vacant Board, Committee and Commission positions in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and under the authority of the Local Government Act for the purpose of determining eligibility for placement.
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Friday, November 4, 2011 NewsLeader A15
The art of collaboration
ollaborations are a critical To further emphasize the component of the arts sector, signi¿cance of the gallery’s whether out of a necessity to collaboration projects and approach procure funds and share resources to art, art making and the interaction or out of a desire to create with one between artist and gallery, the another to achieve a greater end annual series of artist professional result. development workshops has begun, Burnaby Art Gallery is involved in partnership with CARFAC BC with a myriad of collaborations at (Canadian Artists’ Representation/ any one time. Two exhibits currently le Front des Artistes Canadiens)—a on display at the gallery federal non-pro¿t focus on the concept of corporation and collaboration. The ¿rst the national voice is Chance Operations² of Canada’s featuring Rhonda professional visual Sher Hackwell Neufeld and Rodney artists. Workshop Konopaki—a touring coordinator and exhibition of recent gallery public collaborative drawings and prints programmer Shaun Dacey, says, “The presented by Esplanade Art Gallery professional development series not and the Moose Jaw Museum and Art only offers professionalizing skills for Gallery. The focus of the exhibit is artists at various stages in their career the artists’ collaborative approach to but also creates new connections art-making. Since 2007, the artists and relationships among artists who have explored the act and meaning attend, developing a strong network of of collaborating on projects which contacts and colleagues in the ¿eld.” involved sharing, interfering, walking, These workshops, ranging from observing, recording, reÀection bookkeeping and social media to and dialogue. To complement this discovering local funding resources, exhibit, the exhibition One Vision/ enable emerging and established Multiple Hands showcases examples artists to further their professional of collaborative art from The City of abilities and assist them in thriving as Burnaby’s Permanent Art Collection. artists in B.C.
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A16 NewsLeader Friday, November 4, 2011
The Wizard of Oz comes to Fox Theatre Janis Warren Black Press
Parents need not fear if they’re accompanying their young children to see Footlight Theatre Company’s upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz. The kids will be riveted — not scared, vows director-choreographer Lalainia Lindbjerg Strelau. Her secret? Create over-the-top roles. “I see it just like Halloween: children are in costume that’s other-worldly so they’re not afraid,” she said. Her Wicked Witch, for example, is greenfaced and grotesque, with a big puffy dress and sparkles and spews a hideous laugh. “She is evil embodied but kids know she’s bad and, in the end, that Dorothy conquers and all is well,” Lindbjerg Strelau said. To keep their interest, she also aims to keep the story line moving with fast-paced scene changes and visually stunning sets. Children like new sensory experiences, she said, “and they’re not used to something so larger than life right in front of them.” Though her cast of 70 is largely made up of minors, Lindbjerg Strelau has added mature actors, too: her mother, Elaine, plays one of the 41 munchkins while The Oz is in his 70s. “There’s really something to appeal for everyone,” she said. Last year, Lindbjerg Strelau had tried to
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Michelle Creber, 12, of West Vancouver, and her dog Marley play Dorothy and Toto in Footlight Theatre Company’s The Wizard of Oz, which runs Nov. 4 to 19 at the Michael J. Fox Theatre in Burnaby at 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on Nov. 6, 11, 13 and 19. For tickets at $20 to $43, visit www.ticketstonight. ca.
secure the licensing rights for the show; however, when that didn’t happen, Footlight put on The Sound of Music instead. The
Wizard of Oz will be Footlight’s 45th anniversary production, which opens next week at the Michael J. Fox Theatre in
Burnaby. Taking on Dorothy is Michelle Creber, 12, who is no stranger to being the star on stage: two years ago, she portrayed Annie at Theatre Under The Stars (her parents, Michael and Monique Creber are also The Wizard’s musical directors). Lindbjerg Strelau said she picked the 1939 movie classic to be Footlight’s biggest production to date because of its challenge. “I really, really love tackling things that we already know and love, and I really try to analyze why we know and love them,” she said. “I want to put a creative spin on it and keep the pace, just like in the ¿lm.” Her biggest hurdle, though, has been balancing her jobs as both director and choreographer. “My role as a director suffers more,” she admitted. “When you have to focus on people moving well, it can be a little more dif¿cult to get the scene organized on the stage.” Luckily, she has a dance assistant this year to allow her to focus on multi-tasking. “There are some days I would be lost without her,” she laughed. • The Wizard of Oz runs Nov. 4 to 19 at the Michael J. Fox Theatre (7373 Macpherson Ave., Burnaby, 604-664-8875) at 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on Nov. 6, 11, 13 and 19. Tickets range in price from $20 to $43 and can be bought online at www. ticketstonight.ca. For more information, visit www.footlight.ca.
Friday, November 4, 2011 NewsLeader A17
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A18 NewsLeader Friday, November 4, 2011
Lower Mainland still recording higher housing starts
Sales still strong despite HST repeal What does the repeal of the harmonized sales tax mean for homebuyers? Will the industry grind to a halt while people wait for the end of “the Hated Sales Tax”? Not according to Cristy Edmonds, VicePresident of Marketing for Fifth Avenue Marketing, who has noticed a huge jump in sales at Barber Creek Development’s Edgewater in South Surrey. “People are still moving forward,” she says. “For homes under $525,000, the difference between PST and HST is so minimal.” In fact, people who wait to buy a home under $525,000 will only save two per cent. “Are you going to put off (the purchase) to save two per cent? No,” Edmonds says. “We have done over 100 sales since the HST died,” she says. “Now is the time to buy.”
The harmonized sales tax was voted down by a referendum in August. At the time of the referendum, Greater Vancouver Homebuilders’ Association CEO Peter Simpson was concerned about the effect that the removal of the HST would have on home sales and renovation projects, saying that this would lower revenue for contractors. This has proven true in some areas. According to Simpson, builders in smaller centres like Kelowna who build two or three large homes a year are having trouble selling because consumers aren’t sure if they should wait to buy until the HST goes away. “The Lower Mainland is the only region in B.C. that is recording higher housing starts,” Simpson says. “Every other area is going the other way.”
‘There are no bad views’
Celadon an impressive sight in Coquitlam by Kerry Vital
The community of Windsor Gate in Coquitlam will soon welcome its newest addition, Celadon by Polygon Homes. The 27-storey tower is just minutes from Coquitlam Centre, and will feature exterior details such as custom metal grillwork and brick cladding. The architecture is inspired by the distinctive style of Frank Lloyd Wright, with sleek expanses of glass and an over-height lobby that will feature a beautiful stained glass panel that is currently on display in the presentation centre. Surrounded by the early phases of the community, you won’t have to go far to find everything you could possibly need. Past developments at Windsor Gate include Larkin House, Roycroft and Kensal Walk. “You get all the benefits of a masterplanned community,” says Polygon Vice-President of Marketing Goldie Alam. “It’s really feeling special here right now.” One of the most exciting things about Celadon is the huge amount of natural light that every suite will feature. It’s apparent from the show suite that the large windows and airy floorplans are tailor-made to harness every drop of sunlight, even in the sometimes-rainy Lower Mainland. Homeowners will never get tired of what is outside their window. “There are no bad views,” Alam says. You’ll be able to savour that view on your own private deck, standard in every home. The space is perfect for
It’s a quiet little enclave. I don’t think you can get the value anywhere else,” says Polygon Vice-President of Marketing Goldie Alam.
a morning cup of coffee or a relaxing afternoon with a good book. The high-quality finishings that Polyon is known for are sprinkled everywhere. From the natural imported marble countertops and backsplashes in the bathrooms to the sleek undercabinet lighting in the kitchens, no detail has been overlooked. Impressive gourmet kitchens include smooth stone countertops, flat-panel custom cabinetry and large-format
porcelain tile flooring. Stainless-steel appliances are standard in every home, and a full-height glass tile backsplash contributes to the feeling of modern elegance. Plush nylon carpeting is featured throughout the living areas, which perfectly fits with whichever one of the three available colour schemes you choose. The ceilings are over eight feet tall (eight feet in the kitchen), meaning you’ll never feel cramped or squashed in any room. Your ensuite bathroom is made for luxury, with a soaker tub standard in every home and oversized vanity mirrors lit by recessed lighting. The cabinets are built to appear to float above the floor, and are complemented by polished chrome hardware. Even the doors are spectacular, with sliding or swinging patio doors onto the balcony and a contemporary solid wood entrance door that is outfitted with polished chrome hardware. More than 40 of the 187 twobedroom homes were sold over the continued on page 19
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Sales manager Grace Lim Franklin, right, tells a prospective buyer about all of the features at Celadon, including the spacious master bedrooms, top, and the thoughtful design details such as the stained glass window in the lobby of the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired building, left.
Friday, November 4, 2011 NewsLeader A19
…off the front: “You get all the beneﬁts of a master-planned community. It’s really feeling special here right now.” Goldie Alam. continued from page 18
opening weekend, and since then the number has reached over 70. Suites range from approximately 758 to 1,002 square feet. Residents at Celadon will have access to a meeting room, lounge and a fitness studio, as well as Windsor Gate’s amenities building, the Nakoma Club. This 18,000-square-foot building holds a gym, screening room and an outdoor pool, as well as a meeting room and a basketball court. A resident concierge will be on site and available to help with your every need.
At Windsor Gate, you are just minutes from all types of amenities, including shopping, schools, transit and restaurants, so you won’t need to venture far outside of the community. Owners will receive a year’s worth of one-zone transit passes when they purchase their home. “It’s the best location in Coquitlam,” Alam says. “It’s a quiet little enclave. I don’t think you can get the value anywhere else.” Homes at Celadon start at $324,900. For more information visit www.polyhomes.com/ community/celadon–apartments–coquitlam or call 604-552-7744.
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The Nakoma Club at Windsor Gate includes a screening room, top right, and a meeting room that residents can rent out, right. Other amenities in the building include a ﬁtness facility, outdoor pool and an indoor basketball court.
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A20 NewsLeader Friday, November 4, 2011
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on Barnet Road, is online, and by booking an interactive online open house with a sales agent, potential buyers can virtually tour the units at the same time as friends and family whose opinions and input they value. The sales agent is also online to answer any questions. “Buying a home is an important decision,” says Ryan Lalonde, Westridge Living’s sales agent, in a release. “Asking for input from family and friends is a part of that process, especially for ¿rst-time homebuyers.” In fact, Westridge Living’s developer, Listraor Group, has data to back that up. By surveying buyers of their homes for the past two years, they discovered that average ¿rst-time homebuyers will discuss their purchase with ¿ve or six people, and they’ll bring two separate groups of friends or family to a presale open house to get a ¿rst hand look. They’ll also share the development’s website content with seven to 10 friends or family through email, photos and social media networks. “We understand that not everyone in a homebuyer’s inner circle can visit our presentation centre and display home,” says Lalonde. “The Westridge Living interactive online open house was created to
make it easy for a group of people to meet online from the comfort of their living rooms and view our homes.” The virtual online tour works pretty much like a live tour, except buyers don’t have to worry about the holes in their socks when they take off their shoes. Indeed, they don’t even have to wear shoes. By going to Westridge Living’s website (www.westridgeliving.ca), they can book an appointment with a sales agent. The agent, who is actually at the townhomes, then sends a con¿rmation email with a link to the live tour that the buyer can forward on to friends and family, inviting them to join the tour. During the tour, the agent, buyer and their group of consultants are all connected via instant messaging, and they’re all able to interact as short video segments showing the homes’ features are played. If a participant has a question about a speci¿c feature in the home, like the layout of the interior of the fridge in the kitchen, the agent can take an iPad to that area of the home and show off that feature live. “We think this will be a great tool for potential buyers,” says Lalonde. To learn more about the interactive online open house, or to book a tour, go to www.westridgeliving.ca/ schedule.
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SPORTS FLYING TACKLE A Burnaby Lake ball carrier pitches off a pass just as she’s caught by a pair of United tacklers in the Àrst half of their BC Rugby Union tier one women’s match, Saturday at Burnaby Lake Àelds. Burnaby won 36-12. Meanwhile, Burnaby Lake’s elite men’s team will have to take another shot at qualifying to move up to the Canadian Direct Insurance Premier League after they were defeated 24-22 by Abbotsford RFC, who advanced on the strength of three straight victories against one loss in the qualiÀcation round. Burnaby Lake will contest the second round of qualiÀcation beginning Saturday against the Bayside Sharks, Vancouver Rowing Club and Velox Valhallians. In men’s Àrst division play, Burnaby Lake beat Abbotsford 44-0. United’s second division men beat Seattle 27-20 at Hume Park while the Àrst division squad fell 28-16 to its American rivals. MARIO BARTEL NEWSLEADER
Clan hoopsters begin exhibition play The pumpkin patches haven’t yet frosted over and the hardwood at Simon Fraser University is alive with the sound of bouncing basketballs. The Clan men’s and women’s basketball teams host an exhibition doubleheader Friday at SFU. The men will tip off against Columbia Bible College at 7:30 p.m. for their ¿rst test of the preseason. They’ll be preceded by the women, who play Vancouver Island University at 5:15 p.m. They’ve already got a win under their belts, defeating the Kwantlen Polytechnical University Eagles 106-23 on Tuesday. After a dif¿cult debut season in the NCAA’s Great Northwest Athletic Conference, the Clan hit the court Àying in preparation for their sophomore campaign, pressing the Eagles relentlessly. That full-court aggression forced 17 Kwantlen turnovers and kept them scoreless through the ¿rst quarter. SFU led 49-6 at halftime. The Clan continued their furious tempo in the second half, outscoring the Eagles 16-1 in
the ¿rst ¿ve minutes before easing off the rest of the way. It was just the kind of effort SFU head coach Bruce Langford wanted to see. “I think this year we will be more aggressive on the boards than we were last year and it showed,” said Langford. Chelsea Reist led the Clan scorers with 19 points while New Westminster’s Kia Van Laare netted 18.
Soccer men still undefeated It was a memorable victory on a memorable afternoon for the SFU Clan men’s soccer team. After a celebration of the team’s former head coach Keith Watts, who passed away Aug. 19, the Clan thumped the Saint Martin’s Saints 5-0, Saturday at Terry Fox Field. It was their 16th consecutive victory against no losses. “Today was a special day for our program,” said head coach Alan Koch in a release. “The ¿re that our team showed in the
¿rst 15 minutes of the game really showed how special today was.” Right from the opening whistle, the Clan pushed deep into the Saints’ half of the ¿eld. Their aggression paid off in the 16th minute when mid¿elder Juan Sanchez thundered a free kick past Saint Martin’s keeper Nixon Xan. Moments later, the Clan again pressed the attack. Chris Bargholz launched a kick from the far left of the ¿eld that bounced off the post and was knocked into the net. Less than a minute after that, Bargholz set up Fahad Abdulgani’s ¿fth goal of the season. Jovan Blagojevic put SFU up 4-0 as time ran out in the ¿rst half. The Clan battened down the hatches in the second half, stiÀing any hope for a Saints’ comeback while exerting pressure in the offensive zone at every opportunity. Carlo Basso scored the Clan’s ¿fth goal of the afternoon, and his 13th of the season, late in the second half. “This match was over pretty early,” said Koch, who took advantage of the cushion on the scoreboard to give playing time to most
of his roster in preparation for the upcoming playoffs. The Clan close out their regular season with games in Bellingham, against the Western Washington University Vikings, on Thursday, and in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Saturday and Sunday. • The Clan went into Saturday’s game as Great Northwest Athletic Conference champions for the second consecutive season. They clinched the title last Thursday with a 2-1 win over Seattle Paci¿c University.
Soccer women lose The road wasn’t very friendly to the SFU Clan women’s soccer team this season. The squad wrapped up its road schedule Sunday the way it started, with a loss. The Clan fell to the Saint Martin’s University Saints 1-0 in Lacey, Wash. In seven games away from Terry Fox Field, they were able to manage only one tie. The Clan wrap up their season Friday night at Terry Fox against the Western Washington University Vikings.
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All cement work, forming & prep. WCB insured. 30 yrs exp, refs. Free est, Joe 604-908-6143, 931-1684
The Best Cleaners around GUARANTEED! Best rates, exp’d staff, 27 yrs. exp. Refs. Wkly/bi-mnthly. Guaranteed, perfect work. Any package. Res/Comm. Give us a call
WILD & Crazy, Can’t Be Lazy!
For yacht repairs - Perm, F/T (1 vacancy) with at least 5 years of experience in the following: high-end joinerwork with exotic woods, including steam-bending, bent laminations, and vacuumveneering; marine plumbing; installation of all types of marine electronics; all aspects of fiberglass repairs; spray finishing (gel coat, epoxies, urethanes); and general mechanical work. TIG welding on SS & Al and CADD experience also assets. Written and hands-on tests may be required. $23.55 per hr, CPP. Email: daniventerprises@ hotmail.ca
We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-7235051.
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REAL ESTATE ACREAGE
Arizona Ranch Lots! 50% OFF! 15, AAA+ View Lots. $0 Down! Starting $99/MO! Guaranteed Financing! Near Tucson’s Int’l Airport www.sunsiteslandrush.com 1-800659-9957- Mention Code 7 “ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582
615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com
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 $
STAN’S PAINTING Comm. & Res. BBB, WCB. Kitchen Reno’s & Cabinets
Seniors Discount 10% off Book by end of Nov. - 15% off. 25 yrs exp. Guarantee on work. Refs. (604)773-7811 or 604-432-1857
• Tree & Stump Removal • Certiﬁed Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~
604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 Info: www.treeworksonline.ca email@example.com 10% OFF with this AD
Licensed Plumber, Small Job’s, Leaks, Heating Repairs, Drains, Water Tank’s, Call Brian Anytime. 604-726-2834. Work Guaranteed.
GUTTER CLEANING SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
Call Ian @ 604-724-6373
#1 Rooﬁng Company in BC
Over 35 Years in Business “ Call Now for Free Estimate”
AT NORTHWEST ROOFING Re-roofing, Repair & New Roof Specialists. Work Guar. WCB.10% Senior’s. Disc. Jag 778-892-1530 GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362
JASON’S ROOFING All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. (604)961-7505, 278-0375
ENGLISH BULLDOG Puppies P/B,CKC,Reg’d microchip, vet chk, health guarantee, champ pedigree, parents onsite $2800. (604)462-7563 www.mcgregorsbulldogs.ca LABRADOODLE PUPPIES Family Based Hobby Breeder. $750 604-595-5840. Avail Nov 20th. redbarnlabradoodles.blogspot.com 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 Persian kittens reg. Snow Whites Silver.1st Shots. Ready to go. Health guar. $600: 604-538-1446. SAVE A LIFE - Wonderful Rescue Dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spayed, Neut. Reg. vac. & rabies, microchipped. $400 adoption fee. Avail at your local Petcetera Stores.
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FERTILIZERS
WEED FREE Mushroom Manure. 13 yards - $160 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $180. 604-856-8877
RUBBISH REMOVAL & MORE *Landscape *Trimming *Yard Clean *Const. Clean. *ANYTHING!!! 1 Ton Truck. Call Patrick for Prompt Quality Service @ 604-808-1652.
Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!!
Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988
RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses
On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!
www.recycleitcanada.ca CASTRO’S JUNK & DEMOLITION You Name It & It’s Gone! Best Rates. Free Est. (778)891-4017
1YR Seasoned Alder Birch Maple Clean, Split, DRY & Delivered. Family Operated for 20 yrs. (604)825-9264 BEST FIREWOOD 32nd Season & 37,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095
Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca
660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
BRIDGEVIEW FLEA MARKET Every Sunday, Year Round, 80 Vendors 7am-3pm, 11475-126a St. Sry. Info./Book Table 604-625-3208
MISC. FOR SALE
Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?
566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ZIMMERMANN PIANO with bench. $1800: (604)538-9456
Welcome Home !
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
Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management
845 2000 DODGE GREAT WEST VAN Class B Motorhome 318V8 107,000 km. Rebuilt transmission has 400 km & warranty. Like new in & out. A/C, fantastic fan, toilet, shower, am/fm stereo w/ CD & Cassette, dvd w/ screen. Fridge, stove, micro, sink. A must see! $23500 obo. 604-796-8792
D/W, Heat and hot water included. Close to schools, shopping & public transportation.
HOMES FOR RENT
FLEETWOOD 3 bdrm rancher on 1 acre, huge rec rm 3 baths 5 appls 2 garages, with sep. 220V powered workshop. Nov. 15. $2000mo. 604856-6337
MAILLARDVILLE. 1 bdrm main lvl. Pri ent. strg, prkg, incl ht/hydro. N/S. Avl now. Shrd W/D. Sml cat neg. $700/mo. 604-937-7161 aft. 4.
Crescentview Renovated townhomes in magnificent area. Basement, patio, new appliances, garage.
Call 604-421-1235 www.aptrentals.net BURNABY
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....
PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares req’d. No subsidy available. Orientation 2nd & 4th Sun. 2 pm & 3rd Tues. 7 pm each mo. 19225 119th Ave., Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2B2. Leave msg 604-465-1938
Walker Manor 6985 Walker Ave Bright large 1 bedroom for rent in a newly reno’d building. Large balcony, freshly painted with hardwood floors. 2 Min walk to Highgate Mall & all major transit.
Please call 778-994-2334 New West, 10/Royal. 3 bdrms, 14th flr. Inste lndry. 5 appls. Dec 1. 1 pet ok. N/S. $1800. 604-841-7171.
TRUCKS & VANS
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n search of… Pictures of yourself, your family, loved ones or friends who have served in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conﬂict, Desert Storm, Afghanistan or any of Canada’s Peacekeeping Missions. On Wednesday, November 9, 2011, with the generous support of the local business community, the NewsLeader will pay tribute to those who have answered Canada’s call in time of need by publishing a very special pictorial section honouring our veterans.
Please ensure your photos are clearly marked with h your name and address so we can return them to you. We can reproduce black & white or colour photos of almost any size; however we do require an original. We cannot reproduce photocopies of pictures. Mail or bring your photos complete with write-up before Thursday, November 3 to: Courage c/o The NewsLeader, 7438 Fraser Park Drive, Burnaby V5J 5B9 Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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6630 Telford Ave.
Bright large newly reno’d 1 and 2 bedroom suites for rent. Freshly painted, new hardwood floors, huge balcony. Only 2 min walk to Metrotown Mall. Please call 604-715-1824 to view. Move in TODAY!
#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
1995 FORD 4X4, 5 speed, no rust, runs great, utility box. $1800. Call (604)869-3137 2000 FORD WINDSTAR VAN 7 Seater, AirCared until 2013, fully loaded, self-starter, back-up sensor, good cond, 163K, $3500. Call 604589-6444 or 778-580-6430.
1966 CHEVY PICKUP, V8, 4 spd, blue & white, has collectors plates, $6500. 604-796-2866 (Agassiz)
Villa Del Mar
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
We urge you to dig through your old albums and ﬁnd your favourite photo.
Call 604-834-4097 www.aptrentals.com
Park Crest Apts.
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
1996 SUZUKI Swift 2 dr. auto, 4 cyl. 1.3L, stereo, passed AirCare for 2 yrs. $950. Call (778) 551-1662. 2010 SANTA FE GL, silver, 9,920 kms. $22,490. Orig owner, pristine cond. 2.4L, 6 spd, auto, shiftronic, 5 star safety rating, extra floor mats. Call Joe 604-850-0354. 7 - 9 pm.
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.
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2011 FunFinder 18’ travel trailer. Electric jacks, awning, stabilizers, slide-out, TV, microwave, sleeps 4. Too much to list! $20,395/obo. Call 604-521-6037.
COQUITLAM Westwood Plateau, lge bright 1 bdrm. 1010 sq. ft., priv. ent. Nr bus & Douglas College. $950 + 1/3 utils. 778-323-7530.
MAPLE PLACE TOWERS
SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288
(formerly known as Middlegate) Quiet, spacious 2 & 1 Bdrms & Bachelor suites. Newly reno’d. Incls: Balcony, prkg, heat & h/wtr
2004 Honda CRV EX, black, 68,900 kms. $13,850. Exc cond. orig. owner. 2.4 L auto, real time AWD. Extra set of summer tires, flr/cargo mats. Call Joe 604-850-0354 7 - 9 pm.
** 6960 ELWELL ST ** Near HighGate Mall
DSI water heater, A/C, microwave, awning, 3 burner range, outside shower. $21,995 (Stk.30630) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
2011 NISSAN VERSA, 4 door, hatchback, auto. grey, new tires. $8800 firm. Call 604-538-4883.
Colonial House 435 Ash Street
CARS - DOMESTIC
2004 CHEV OPTRA, auto, 4/door, loaded, air cond. 127,000/kms. AirCared. $4200/obo 604-780-8404
NEW WEST $750 lge 1 bdrm, balc, 8th ST. FREE HT, H/W. Nr SHOPS. 604-781-1846, 604-937-5427
Bright & Clean 1 & 2 Bdrms
Cash for all vehicles Free towing Quick service Always available 778-865-5454
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
Quiet & well maintained bldg. Includes heat & hot water. On site manager. Cat okay.
Call (604) 931-2670
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
2011 AUTUMN RIDGE 264RKS
1 Bedrooms available near Lougheed Mall and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Refs required.
Super Clean ONE Bedrooms
Awning, ext. speakers, micro., thermopane windows, elec. Happi-Jacks and more! $24,995 (Stk.30389) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal
Call 604- 521-3448
1 BR 436 - 7th Street New West. Very Clean & Quite, Extra Storage, Secured Parking, Top Floor. Near Westminster Mall, Library, and Medical Buildings. Includes Heat and Hot Water, N/S N/P $850 / mo Call 604-306-9111
MATTRESSES staring at $99
2011 ADVENTURER 86SBS
• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331
Well maintained ONE bedrooms. Includes cable, heat & hot water. Secure parking avail. On site manager. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Quiet & well maintained bldg., walk to Highgate Mall & transit. Cat okay. For viewing....
Call 604- 522-5230
Rooﬁng Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.
WE BUY HOMES Damaged House! Older House! Difficulty Selling! Behind on Payments! Need to Sell Now? NO FEES! NO RISK! QUICK CASH! Call us First! 604.657.9422
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Secure parking available. For viewing call:
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
All types of Rooﬁng
Adorable Lab Pups - Black males, p/b. Family farm raised. 1st shots/vet chkd $500: 604-856-1577 BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG PUPPIES FOR SALE. First shots and dewormed. Call 778-551-1901 $1250 a PUP. Take me home! CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977
FOR SALE BY OWNER
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
477 10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005
CHILLIWACK, 1200sf, 2 bdrm over 45 rancher, 2 bath, f/p, cov patio, 5 appl, $239,900. Call (604)625-3498
636 Tree removal done RIGHT!
ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.
GROUND floor retail space for lease Ganges, Salt Spring Island Grace Point Square. Visit our website saltspringisland.net or contact Matt Barr at email@example.com.
604 575 5555
810 Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231
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