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NEWSLEADER FRIDAY AUGUST 19 2011

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Maria-Elena Stancliffe says Burnaby Family Life was an invaluable resource to help get her life on track as a single mom to her children Susana and Gabriel Balbontin.

Burnaby Family Life has grown rapidly as this city itself, and has been instrumental in ensuring that people like Maria-Elena Stancliffe and her children are successful, thriving contributors to their community

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had been an ESL teacher in Chile, and the program cost $200—money she didn’t have—but one of the workers told her an anonymous donor had paid for her. After she graduated Maria-Elena found out the money came from the woman’s father because he was so touched by her story.

year, offering free parenting classes. She phoned the number, but the course had already started. The woman on the other end of the phone asked Maria-Elena, “Are you a single mother?” Maria-Elena burst into tears. “Are you OK? Let me see if I can do something.”

aria-Elena Stancliffe was walking down Edmonds one day in 1996 with her infant ••••• son Gabriel in a stroller and Burnaby Family Life her three-year-old daughter sprung in 1971 from a comSusana in tow. munity interfaith group. The She was extremely churches felt there were no depressed, and for good real family service agencies reason. She had no friends, in the city at the time. no job, no money, and no They went to the United husband. She had come to Way, the school district, the Canada from Chile as a refucity and the health gee in 1987. At first authorities. They put she and her husband a board of directors lived in Toronto, and together from those when the cold winters organizations and became too much they started Burnaby came to Burnaby. Family Life on a $200 But just two months city grant. after their arrival, her The first seshusband bolted. sions were held in FIKE On that day in 1996, church basements, Maria-Elena’s kids but eventually the needed to use the washorganization developed a room so they ducked into strong relationship with the the Edmonds Community school district’s continuing Centre. On a wall in the hall education department, which were a bunch of pamphlets allowed them access to its and brochures. facilities. As well, the city One was for Burnaby has provided a grant every Family Life, which celebrates year, as well as lease subsiits 40th anniversary this dies and free advertising.

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Maria-Elena Stancliffe says Burnaby Family Life was an invaluable resource to help get her life on track as a single mom to her children Susana and Gabriel Balbontin.

“These partnerships have been the backbone of the organization. We couldn’t possibly do it without those structural supports,” says executive director Jeanne Fike, who has been the face of BFL since being hired in 1986.

dren for art therapy classes, which Susana, in particular, loved. “I was very, very depressed. I didn’t have any money. I didn’t have any friends,” recalls Maria-Elena, her eyes filling with tears at the memory. “I thought I was alone as a single mom with children. That was a great support for me to meet women going through the same struggles.” Eventually she signed up for a 12-week career exploration program while BFL provided day care. She

••••• The pamphlet and the phone call changed MariaElena’s life. It may have even saved it. She began taking every BFL course she could. She also registered her chil-

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A4 NewsLeader Friday, August 19, 2011

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The reappearance of milfoil weed in Burnaby Lake despite completion of a $20.5-million dredging project this past spring could scuttle plans for future boating competitions. Jim Nosella, commodore of the Burnaby Canoe and Kayak Club, was caught by surprise when the club held divisional championships on July 30 and racers returned off the water complaining it was too weedy, especially on the outside lane. So for the provincial championship this past weekend he took his own gardening implements to the nasty stuff to get rid of it. “The dredging wasn’t as effective as we’d hoped,” said Nosella. Competition on the lake was abandoned in the 1980s after the course became clogged with water lilies, sediment and milfoil. Two years ago, the city went ahead with its long-planned dredging to a depth of two metres. “I’m not sure dredging two metres was OK,” said Nosella. “I’m not experienced enough to say. “I heard two metres was supposed to be

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Del Muench of the Ridge Canoe and Kayak Club drives for the finish line in the juvenile men’s K1 500m race at the B.C. canoe and kayak championships at Burnaby Lake on Saturday.

enough, but apparently two metres isn’t. I don’t know if three metres is enough or even five metres.” The weeds are mainly on the north side, 400 to 750 metres from the western shore, and then across the width of the lake at the eastern end, said Nosella. “It’s like you’re dragging an anchor around with you.” Since canoe and kayak races are a maximum of 1,000 metres, while rowing races are up to 2,000, the canoe club doesn’t use the eastern end and isn’t worried about those weeds. The club would like to host the 2014 national championships, but the bid is due this winter. “I would not feel comfortable putting our club up for competitions outside of our area other than

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“If it’s not good enough for racing purposes then we have to look at what needs to be done ... I don’t think it’s a significant challenge.”

Lambert Chu City Engineer provincials and divisionals,” said Nosella, who acknowledged the dredging has improved paddling on the lake. “I’m not sure we would unless the city comes forward with a weed mitigation plan.” City engineer Lambert Chu told the club he is willing to sit down with them to determine how extensive the problem is and to chart a course of action. Milfoil weed is a problem at many lakes throughout British Columbia, said Chu, and migrates on the bottom of boats as they go from lake to lake.

The dredging did get rid of two big problems, water lilies and sediment, neither of which are expected to be an issue for several generations, said Chu. “Milfoil re-grows as a weed,” said Chu. “It was taken out initially but grew back very quickly ... If milfoil is an issue we have to look at what kind of management plan to put in place. “If it’s not good enough for racing purposes then we have to look at what needs to be done ... I don’t think it’s a significant challenge.” Coun. Dan Johnston, chair of the city’s environment committee, said he’d like to see something done since one of council’s objectives in doing the dredging was to make the lake acceptable for holding national and international competitions. But with milfoil all over the province it is not easy to totally eradicate, he added. “I don’t think there’s a quick fix,” said Johnston. ggranger@burnabynewsleader.com

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Friday, August 19, 2011 NewsLeader A5

SkyTrain celebrates silver anniversary One of the best investments made by government in British Columbia: McCarthy By Grant Granger NEWSLEADER

Ian Graham began working on SkyTrain before a shovel had been put in the ground and well before it was called SkyTrain. He’d been working on transit planning in 1973 before being assigned in April 1982 to the project that would transform Metro Vancouver’s skyline and transportation habits. Now he’s its senior operations planner and affectionately known as “Mr. SkyTrain.” “I probably had some apprehension because it was quite new, but I made the plunge,” said Graham at the SkyTrain operations and maintenance yard in Burnaby following a celebration of the service’s 25th anniversary Wednesday. “I was confident in the viability of the technology and the senior people involved. I trusted it could deliver the capability.” These days, said Graham, SkyTrain carries up to 13,000 passengers per hour into downtown Vancouver from the Broadway station. To deliver that many by vehicle would require five freeway lanes heading west. “It’s already the equivalent of a 10-lane freeway going down the Grandview Cut,” said Graham of SkyTrain. “Over time it has continued to grow and has become part of the fabric of the region. It is now taken for granted.” Not a week doesn’t go by when trans-

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Special guests, including Grace McCarthy, the former minister of BC Transit who was responsible for initiating SkyTrain, arrive by train at a special ceremony marking the service’s 25th anniversary.

portation officials from all parts of the globe aren’t touring SkyTrain. Graham said it has influenced decisions on how other systems all over the world do things, in places like London, Copenhagen, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur. For the ceremony, TransLink officials rolled in Grace McCarthy, former deputy premier and minister responsible for SkyTrain in the 1980s, on a special train painted to celebrate the silver anniversary. Originally SkyTrain was called Automated Light Rapid Transit (ALRT) before the name was altered to Alternate Light Rapid Transit because of the possible

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Remove temptation A pack of cigarettes. Loose change. Even just a candy bar. They are items not worth that much, but leaving them in plain sight in your vehicle could lead to an ICBC claim and having to get repairs made after a break-in. In other words a lot of aggravation, wasted time and some expense. There apparently is no target too small for local thieves. While some of the thefts from vehicles are of higher-priced items like iPods, cameras and satellite radios, many appear to be a case of someone breaking into the vehicle, then just taking whatever happens to be lying around. Since it’s summer, it might be the easy way to blame youth out of school and bored with many of these crimes. The thing is, according to police, there are peaks and valleys for these break-ins throughout the year, including times when school is in. So how do we stop these crimes? Some of the onus is on the vehicle owners. Do the little things. Make sure your vehicle is locked anytime you leave it. Park in a well-lit area. Most importantly, make sure nothing of value is visible inside. (That’s another reason for parking in a welllit area.) In terms of how we as a society can cut down on these crimes, there are two schools of thought. One would see the thieves, when caught, face the full force of the justice system. If you catch them early enough in the cycle, you can break them of the bad habits. The other idea is to provide more opportunities for youth in the community. The problem is, to some youth, breaking into vehicles is their leisure activity. Don’t make it easy for them. – Black Press

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The reality is we need more SkyTrain Should it even be built, or would freeways be For many years, every time my brother’s family a better way to go? Where will it go? How much came down from the Cariboo to Burnaby one of should be spent on it? my nephews would insist on taking at least one It’s hard to believe SkyTrain is 25 years old. (So trip on SkyTrain. From his perspective, no visit to the big city was is the fact Brody is heading into his fifth year of university and is a lanky lad of six-footcomplete without a ride—although, to three unlikely to choose the cramped seat him, neither was Grandma’s turkey at the head of the train, but that’s beside dinner with all the trimmings, but the point.) that’s another story. To a large degree, SkyTrain has caught After bouncing up the station stairs the imagination of Vancouverites. It’s a to the platform, Brody would insist on quick way to get downtown and around, boarding either the lead or the rear and the expansions over the years have car. made it even better. As soon as he hopped on, he headed On Wednesday, at SkyTrain’s maintestraight to the front or the back of the nance and operations yard, everyone was train and plopped himself and his big, all smiles as they dislocated their shoultoothy grin in the chair that faced the ders patting each other on the back for a tracks. Grant Granger job well done. Brody was absolutely gob-smacked Riding SkyTrain isn’t always as peachy in his fascination with SkyTrain, as the atmosphere in the big shed was Wednesday although his attraction was more along the lines morning. During rush hour, commuters crush of it being a toy train on steroids than as a vehicle each other as the trains bounce back and forth. for commuting. Some people are afraid to ride the rails in the Brody wasn’t alone in his preoccupation, evening because they fear for their safety. Coming though, albeit most people’s interest was more face-to-face with the sad sight of people struggling practical. SkyTrain has been a magnet for opinion with life and their demons can be uncomfortable dating back to well before the first overhead conand unnerving. crete slab was laid or tunnel burrowed. However SkyTrain’s speed is quite attractive. Should it be above ground? Below ground? How The trek from Metrotown to downtown is a lot about on the ground?

faster above ground than by car. And a heck of a lot quicker than taking a bus, which is a terribly torturous experience when they stop every block to pick up or drop off. If the SkyTrain’s not busy and you’re able to get a seat it can be quite a pleasant journey getting to see the region’s horizons. Just ask Brody. The reality is Vancouver needs more of SkyTrain. During the Olympics, TransLink received compensation from Games organizers to run at full blast, which made using it much better because trains ran so frequently. TransLink says it can’t afford to operate that many all the time, but it’s hard to shake the feeling that if they did passenger volume would increase significantly. It all comes down to money. What doesn’t? If the Evergreen Line could be built and extensions added to UBC and farther into Surrey that would be grand. Don’t hold your breath, though. The politicians and officials talked about the SkyTrain vision made in the 1980s. Well, that vision probably came about 20 to 30 years too late. If rapid transit had been started back then, it would have connected all areas of the Lower Mainland by now. That’s all hindsight which, of course, is always 20/20. Hopefully the vision in foresight is too. In the meantime, Happy Anniversary SkyTrain. ■ Grant Granger is a NewsLeader reporter. ggranger@burnabynewsleader.com


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I believe the two most important issues in the Nov. 19 municipal election are the lack of any opposition to the current regime and their inability to control spending and taxes. Since 2008 the Burnaby Civic Association (the municipal arm of the NDP) has held all elected positions in Burnaby (the mayor, eight councillors and seven school board trustees). This is an unhealthy situation. With no opposition, if anything bad was going on at city hall the public would never find out. I think a lot of questionable things have happened since 2008. However the public has no way to know. I would like a final accounting of the cost of the computer conversion which is rumoured to have gone more than $30 million over budget. What happened respecting the July 2007 oil spill on Hastings Street that caused substantial environmental damage as well as damaging 110 homes? Was the lawsuit settled? Was the city held to blame in whole or in part? How much did it cost the city? Also there is the Multisport Centre of Excellence project on Kensington near Burnaby Lake. It is a half-built eyesore. I read six months ago that the developer was now ready to proceed but nothing happens. What is really going on, and how much has it cost the city? We need answers to all of these questions and this is just for starters. Obviously the answer is to elect a balanced council so that whoever is in power will be subject to proper review and oversight. During my three years on council I voted each year against the BCA budget, saying that the proposed property tax increase was unacceptable. Property taxes have been raised by approximately four per cent a year for at least the last five years while inflation has been running at two per cent. This is unacceptable. The city can’t operate this way. Given that the city is taking a larger and larger part of people’s income I think it would be appropriate for property taxes to be frozen for at least a two-year period

while the taxpayers catch up. The budgeting process appears to be for the director of finance to canvass the various departments to determine what increase they think they need and then to calculate what tax increase would be required to cover those increases. This process is backward. Council should tell the director what increase will be made—I am proposing 0 per cent— and then he and the department heads should decide where the available money should be spent. The voters of Burnaby need to understand that if the incumbents are re-elected nothing will change. On Nov. 19 they will have a chance to make their votes count. I am running for council as are a number of other experienced, responsible people. If we are elected the people of Burnaby can be confident that there will be someone to oversee and review the operation of the government and rein in the irresponsible spending that has gone on for so long. Garth Evans Burnaby

Letter writer’s comments difficult to defend Re: Rights trampled in the name of political correctness (Letters, NewsLeader, Aug. 17) Mr. Gordon World has claimed that as a member of Parents’ Voice, he will run for election this November for school board. It is amazing to see how quickly he has learned to speak like a politician, to use many words but to impart no knowledge or ideas whatsoever. Politics is supposed to be based on a reasoned discourse based on facts. Mr. World speaks of Parents’ Voice as a “broad-based and spontaneous, grassroots” response to what he considers a discriminatory policy. I question how it can be a broad-based group of people who Mr. World claims never knew each other, when many of them have admitted they attend the same church together. Now, perhaps this

is a truly large church, say the size of a small shopping centre. Maybe in such a situation, they might not have met or seen any of their fellow Voice members. However, I tend to think that their church is somewhat more modest in size. Let’s also take a look at the comment made, which seeks to convince readers that a policy that explicitly states its purpose is to prevent discrimination is somehow discriminatory. The policy is called the sexual orientation and gender identity policy, or Policy 5.45. The policy clearly states that it is meant for students and employees, including those who identify as, or are perceived to be, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, queer or those who are questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity (LGBTQ+). That’s a direct quote from the policy. Nowhere does it state that heterosexual cisgendered (Def’n: opposite of transgendered, someone who has a gender identity that agrees with their societally recognized sex—Editor.) individuals were exempt from the policy. In fact, that’s an interesting point to make, in that it prevents discrimination against heterosexuals based on their sexual orientation as well. A heterosexual being discriminated against because of his or her sexual orientation is obviously less likely to happen, but this policy covers it as well. In Mr. World’s letter the claim is made that Parents’ Voice opposes the policy based on “sound medical fact and legal precedent.” It will come as a shock then to know that the provincial government has already lost a court challenge on this issue, as has the District of North Vancouver. In both cases, the courts ruled that protections must be put into place, and that school districts should be proactive in their creation and application of those protections. If there is a legal precedent to be followed in this ideological battle, it would seem to be one in favour of Policy 5.45. Going back to the claim of sound

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A refreshing viewpoint Re: What’s wrong with criticizing a party you support? (Letters, NewsLeader, Aug. 12) I agree with Garth Evans’ response to Murray Martin, who had criticized Evans for being a contributor of the BC Liberal Party while at the same time questioning the party for the $550 million spent for a new roof at BC Place. Mr. Evans has gained my respect for proclaiming that just because a person supports a political party doesn’t mean they must agree with everything the party does. I have always been an NDP supporter, but even though I believe in the party as a whole, I definitely do not agree with all it stands for. A politician that openly challenges his own party for something he/she truly believes to be not in the best interests of the public is a politician worth keeping. That said, I am pleased to see that Mr. Evans and Mr. Martin both agree that spending $550 million for a new roof is ignominious. Frank Di Cesare Burnaby

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Condos push housing starts up Metro Vancouver housing starts climbed 25 per cent in the first seven months of 2011, led by new condo developments in Surrey, Vancouver and Richmond. More than 10,000 new homes have been started this year, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. Eighty per cent of the starts are multi-family units, rather than detached houses. Surrey’s starts totalled 2,059 in the seven months to July, followed by 2,011 in Vancouver, 1,618 in Richmond, 983 in Coquitlam and 977 in Burnaby. The fastest year-over-year gains were in Richmond, where starts so far in 2011 have more than doubled, while Coquitlam starts are up 74 per cent. Surrey’s starts are actually down about eight per cent from 2010.

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••••• Burnaby resident Carol Matusicky, a BFL board director, was the executive director of the B.C. Council for Families for more than 25 years. As a result, she is intimately familiar with most of the organizations in the province that served families. “Some organizations work until it’s broken. Burnaby Family Life is very supportive and helps from the beginning,” says Matusicky. “They are supporting families to be the best they could be from the get-go.” Matusicky says most social service organizations try to fix problems when they arise. But Burnaby Family Life’s programs help to prevent the problems, such as children running afoul of the law, before they happen. “It’s almost from the womb to the tomb. They’re there for children, for adults, for men, women and immigrants. They do an awful lot of things,” says Matusicky. “Without sounding corny, because I have been at this for a long time, these are the things that strengthen communities and make them better places to live.” In many ways, she adds, BFL’s work flies under the radar in Burnaby. “I tell people it’s like housework, when it’s done nobody notices; when it’s not done all hell breaks loose.”

••••• Fike, 62, grew up in Burnaby and attended Douglas Road elementary school. She recalls from those days seeing a sign on Boundary Road saying, Welcome to Burnaby, population 70,000. Since then, the city and Burnaby Family Life have grown rapidly together. Back when BFL began, Burnaby was a white, middle-class bedroom community, says Fike. Since then the demographics have changed, and consequently BFL has staff that can speak 46 languages, with many of its programs involving immigrant and refugee settlement. In 40 years, not only has BFL’s budget gone from $200 to $3.5 million, it has gone from no employees to 87 salaried workers and 20 volunteers along with university practicum students. It has satellite offices all over the city, and its administration office is next to the Holdom SkyTrain station after decades being based at the old Burnaby Heights Resource Centre. “So many people say non-profits should be run more like a business. Well, the business community can learn from us about efficiency because we constantly have to rejig,” says Fike. “The community doesn’t realize the value of the work we do. It’s really value-changing and life-changing work that we do.” Their work, she says, reduces costs down the line by helping to prevent young people from taking the wrong turn and clogging up the criminal justice and health systems. “We’re really giving taxpayers lots of dollars, we do so much with so little,” she says.

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VICTORIA – B.C.’s two-yearold “gangs and guns” strategy is working, and the province will continue to do its share to maintain it, Public Safety Minister Shirley Bond says. Bond issued a statement Tuesday after community leaders questioned whether federal funds for Kelowna’s 16-member anti-gang squad would continue beyond this fall. A similar unit was also set up in Prince George after a string of gangrelated shootings in B.C., with a three-year commitment shared by the federal and provincial governments. “Over 200 organized crime and gang members and associates have been arrested and charged with more than 400 serious offences since we brought in the gangs and guns strategy in February 2009,” Bond said. “Since 2008-2009 our government invested B.C.’s full $53.3 million share of the Police Officer Recruitment Fund for additional policing positions dedicated to combating gun, gang and organized crime. I

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can assure you, the province is committed to the continuing funding of these dedicated resources.” Kelowna was rocked Sunday by a brazen daytime shooting in the driveway of a lakefront hotel. Abbotsford gang leader Jonathan Bacon was killed and a member of the Hells Angels was seriously injured when their Porsche SUV was raked with automatic weapon fire from another vehicle. Two women in the Porsche were also hit by gunfire, and a fifth occupant, believed to be another drug gang associate, escaped on foot. Armed gang violence was being reported beyond Metro

Vancouver by 2009. At that time, former premier Gordon Campbell announced the Kelowna and Prince George gang and weapon squads, along with $185 million to add 304 more cells to the overcrowded B.C. prison system. That announcement included 180 spaces at a new Lower Mainland Pre-Trial Centre, which was opposed by Burnaby politicians and moved to an expansion of the existing Surrey Pretrial Centre. It also included 20 more spaces at Prince George Correctional Centre and 104 additional spaces at Alouette Correctional Centre for Women in Maple Ridge. Later in 2009, B.C. moved to restrict the sale of body armour to law enforcement members and licensed security guards and private investigators. Kelowna RCMP Supt. Bill McKinnon said in October 2009 that body armour was being used in armed robberies there. Body armour and automatic weapons were becoming popular status symbols for gang members as a way of intimidating rivals, police said. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Hydro rate increases to be cut back With an aggressive reconstruction and expansion of the power grid underway, BC Hydro had been planning to raise rates by about 50 per cent in the next ďŹ ve years. By Tom Fletcher Rolling back the increases BLACK PRESS requires BC Hydro to cut costs by $800 million over VICTORIA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; BC Hydro should reduce its proposed rate three years. The review panel estimates that would mean a increases by half and prune reduction of up to 1,000 of the back a corporation that has corporationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 6,000 employees. become overstaffed and microBC Hydro CEO Dave managed, according to a Cobb said the corporeview panel appointed ration has already by the B.C. government. identiďŹ ed 250 positions Energy Minister Rich that can be eliminated, Coleman said Thursday and is working on he accepts the recomefďŹ ciency measures mendations of a report that will cut another by the three deputy 350 jobs. ministers he appointed in COLEMAN That should be April. sufďŹ cient to meet the They include reducing governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s target of BC Hydroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rate application easing the impact of hydro bills to the eight per cent interim increase already being charged on B.C. ratepayers, Cobb said. NDP energy critic John this year, followed by rate hikes Horgan focused on the panelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of 3.9 per cent in each of the recommendation that the govnext two years. ernment rethink its 2016 deadThe B.C. Utilities Commisline for BC Hydro to become sion must approve any rate self-sufďŹ cient in electricity. increases. That target was imposed by The rate proposal currently former premier Gordon Campbefore the commission is for bell to spawn a costly private increases of nearly 10 per cent power industry, and it should this year, next year and 2013.

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C h i l d r e n ’s author reading: Burnaby author Denise Rogers reads from her children’s book “Today is the Day to Run Away,” followed by an activity about toes wanting to take an adventure, and a book signing. Rogers’ inspiration for writing evolved from teaching visual arts programs for children for the City of Burnaby. When: Friday, Aug. 19, story time: 1-1:30 p.m., craft time: 1:30-2 p.m. Where: Brentwood Town Centre, next to the children’s play area, 4567 Lougheed Hwy, at Willingdon, Burnaby.

Fifth annual Quayside boardwalk festival and sale: Over 150 tables in the Lower Mainland’s largest outdoor sidewalk sale. Where: Quayside P r o m e n a d e. When: Saturday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: email info@ quaysideboard.com.

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Advertising Sales Consultant The Award-Winning Outlook newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Advertising Sales Consultant. The candidate must have the ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service. The winning candidate will be a team player and will be called upon to aggressively grow an existing account list. The ability to work in an extremely fast-paced environment with a positive attitude is a must. The successful candidate will have sales experience, preferably in the advertising industry. The position offers a great work environment with a competitive salary, commission plan and strong benefits package. The Outlook is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest independent print media company with more than 170 community, daily and urban newspapers across Canada and the United States. Please submit your resume with cover letter by Friday, September 29, 2011. To: Ad Manager, North Shore Outlook admanager@northshoreoutlook.com fax 604 903-1001 #104 – 980 West 1st Street North Vancouver, B.C. V7P 3N4

The Burnaby NewsLeader & New Westminster NewsLeader are divisions of Black Press Ltd., Canada’s largest independent newspaper company, with more than 180 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii, and extensive online operations with over 250 websites. Black Press is also Western Canada’s largest privately-held commercial printer with 14 printing plants. The NewsLeader is the recent recipient of the Suburban Newspapers of America 2009 First Place Best Community Newspaper, circulation 37,500+, plus has won or been nominated in eleven categories for the 2010 SNAs, CCNAs, and BCYCNAs, including winning a CCNA Blue Ribbon award. If you are a highly creative individual with an ability to multi-task in a fast-paced team environment and have good interpersonal and sales skills, we would like to meet you. To apply, please forward your resume with a cover letter to: Jean Hincks, Publisher 7438 Fraser Park Drive Burnaby, BC V5J 5B9 Email: publisher@burnabynewsleader.com publisher@newwestnewsleader.com Deadline for applications is: August 22nd, 2011 Burnaby

New Westminster

NEWSLEADER NEWSLEADER www.blackpress.ca


A22 NewsLeader Friday, August 19, 2011 EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 130

HELP WANTED

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 130

HELP WANTED

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 134

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

CARRIERS NEEDED DHANTI Enterprises in Burnaby needs a F/T Fast Food Restaurant MANAGER (Subway Sandwichs); min 3 yrs exp & college diploma req’d. Duties incl: control operations, inventory, resolve problems, schedule staff, etc. Wages $15/hr. Email resume: jagsull@hotmail.com

KIDS & ADULTS NEEDED

Papers are delivered to your door. No need to insert flyers either! Deliver 2X a week, Wednesdays and Fridays right in your neighborhood.

RANCH BBQ is looking for F/T, P/T line cooks. Must be avail. some days, evenings & weekends. 604807-5300

Call Christy 604-436-2472 for available routes email circulation@burnaby newsleader.com

Dynamic Rail Services has an immediate opening for a Track Maintenance Foreman working out of our Vernon, BC office. The successful applicant will have a minimum of 5 years experience working on all aspects of track work and have experience as a Track Foreman. Please submit resumes including education, training and references to info@khawk.ca.

SANDWICH ARTISTS GRAVEYARD - F/T, P/T .50c Shift Bonus Boundary & Lougheed WANT A CAREER IN THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY? Medical Office & Admin. Staff are needed now! No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Available! 1-888-778-0459 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.

Outgoing Individuals Wanted

115

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

HIGH VOLTAGE!

Fax resume to 604-575-7771.

115

EDUCATION

We Believe in You. Small$MBTT4J[FTtMonthly Intakes Qualified*OTUSVDUPSTt Latest Software Financial OptionstFree Lifetime Refreshers No8BJUJOH-JTUTtMonthly Career Fairs Job1MBDFNFOU"TTJTUBODFt4LJMMT Warranty

281

Always! Pwr. raking, grass cutting, fertilizing, hedging, pruning, Rubbish rem. Free Est. 604-230-0627 DO YOUR GARDEN BEDS NEED TO BE MAINTAINED? I will do it for you! 604-434-6693

SEASIDE PAINTING & Decking 604-462-8528, 218-9618 Stardust

Painting

Commercial

&

Residential

Service,

Interior & Exterior. Member of BBB since 1975 Call John (604)889-8424

RUBBISH REMOVAL

RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses

604.587.5865

320

MODEL/TALENT AGENCIES

MOVIE EXTRAS ! Families, Kids, Tots & Teens!!

AFFORDABLE MOVING

Register Now Busy Film Season

Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

CALL 604-558-2278

160

From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

TRADES, TECHNICAL

WARTSILA CANADA INC. is a full service jobbing machine shop and requires a:

MACHINIST Good manual machining background. Trades Qualification required. Must have 5+ yrs. exp. Competitive Wages & Benefits Package including RRSP Plan. Send/email resume to: Bob.boudreau@wartsila.com 1771 Savage Rd, Richmond, B.C V6V 1R1 Fax: 604-244-1181 www.wartsila.com

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS Always! Gutter, window cleaning, pressure washing, lawn maintains, yard clean-up. Simon 604-230-0627

287

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

PERSONAL SERVICES 171

MOVING & STORAGE

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount available. 604-721-4555 or 604-800-9488. 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

Jims Mowing Franchise your future is here

QUALITY RENOVATIONS

• Kitchens • Bathrooms • Remodeling • Decks

PAVING/SEAL COATING

338

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005 1 Call Does it All - 2 OLD GUYS PLUMBING & HEATING, Repairs, Reno’s, H/W Tanks. 604-525-6662.

341

FINANCIAL SERVICES

AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca

A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936. ADDITIONS, Renovations & New Construction. Concrete Forming & Framing Specialist. 604.218.3064

BANK SAY NO? WE SAY YES Consolidate or get your personal loan started with us. Up to $200K with low interest rate starting at 1.9%. Bad credit OK. Apply at www.etcfinance.com or call 1-855-222-1228 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

NEED CASH TODAY?

242

CONCRETE & PLACING

ARTISTICO CONCRETE All cement work, forming & prep. WCB insured. 30 yrs exp, refs. Free est, Joe 604-908-6143, 931-1684

257

DRYWALL

ARCO DRYWALL Ltd. Board, Tape Texture, Frame. New & Reno’s. 20 yrs exp, free est Mike 604-825-1500

HOME IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry, painting, drywall, tiles Quality work - reasonable price Martin 604-521-8715

LANDSCAPING ■ WATER FEATURES ■ CUSTOM STONE ■ POST & BEAM ■ RETAINING WALLS ■ OUTDOOR FIREPLACES ■ DECKING ■ OUTDOOR KITCHENS

Over 20yrs experience.

Ray Evenson 604-780-6304 westcoastmodernscape.com

CHEAP

PLUMBING

PRESSURE WASHING

RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free! (778)997-5757, (604)587-5991

bradsjunkremoval.com

Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!! 604.

220.JUNK(5865)

SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

A-1 PAINTING CO.

POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

604.723.8434

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Top Quality Painting Exterior / Interior

ROOF, CONCRETE & VINYL CLEANING. Best for less. Seniors disc. Call Dennis (604)521-6860

#1 Roofing Company in BC Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour

All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business

374

TREE SERVICES

“ Call Now for Free Estimate”

604-588-0833 SALES@PATTARGROUP.COM

AT NORTHWEST ROOFING “ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582

SUNDECKS

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

Running this ad for 7yrs

(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

372

Call Ian 604-724-6373

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

182

EXTRA

ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

604-949-1900

332

RUBBISH REMOVAL & MORE *Landscape *Trimming *Yard Clean *Const. Clean. *ANYTHING!!! 1 Ton Truck. Call Patrick for Prompt Quality Service @ 604-808-1652.

604-537-4140

• Insured • WCB • Written Guarantee • Free Est. • 20 Years Exp.

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

JOIN US ON:

356

www.recycle-it-now.com

Call Our NEW WESTMINSTER Campus:

www.sprottshaw.com

Roofing Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.

Please No Calls Between 11:30 - 1:30PM

604-777-5046

251-4473

Seniors Discount 10% off Book by end of August - 15% off. 25 yrs exp. Guarantee on work. Refs. (604)773-7811 or 604-432-1857

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

✓ Do you Own a Car? ✓ Borrow up to $20000.00 ✓ No Credit Checks! ✓ Cash same day, local office www.REALCARCASH.com

East Vancouver: (604)

PAINTING Comm. & Res. BBB, WCB.

GARDENING

www.metrovanhome.ca

520-3900

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

Rick’s Bobcat Service. Leveling, Back filling, Trucking reas. rates.778-355-2978, 604-290-2978

(Formerly Resident Care Attendant)

(604)

329 PAINTING & DECORATING MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

*30 years *Licensed *Insured

Get In. Get Out. Get Working.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

No experience necessary. Uniform and training provided. 1 free meal included daily.

`Practical Nursing `Health Care Assistant `Early Childhood Education `Community Support Worker `Medical Office `Legal Secretary `Business `Social Services `Assisted Living

287

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Subway - Call Banreet 604-205-5060

Canuel Caterers

bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

EDUCATION

ELECTRICAL

All Ages, All Ethnicities

BC’s largest High School Cafeteria Company with over 50 locations is now interviewing counter attendants / cashiers / food prep, 4-8 hour shift during the school year to start at a high school near you.

Call Jemma at 604-777-2194

260

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

WWW.CASTINGROOM.COM

134

Up to $20 per/hr F/T, 18+. Summer and permanent openings in all areas. Fun Promos. No Sales. No Experience, No Problem!

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Re-roofing, Repair & New Roof Specialists. Work Guar. WCB.10% Senior’s. Disc. Jag 778-892-1530

JASON’S ROOFING All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. (604)961-7505, 278-0375

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 $ Searching for your dream home or selling it? This is the location. BCCLASSIFIED.COM listings include everything from acreage, farms/ranches to condos and waterfront homes.


Friday, August 19, 2011 NewLeader A23 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 374

TREE SERVICES

ABC TREE MEN ✶ Pruning & Shaping ✶ Tree Removal ✶ Stump Grinding

☎ 604-521-7594 ☞ 604-817-8899

REAL ESTATE 625

OKANAGAN

*REDUCED*

PETS 477

PETS

AMERICAN COCKER SPANIEL X, beautiful pups, 8 wks. old, ready to go. Family raised. Vet ✔, dewormed, dew claws removed. 2 males, 1 fem. $650. 604-612-9422 BLUENOSE RAZOR EDGE 4 weeks old. $1250 obo. Call 604783-8607. Border Collie Merle, beautiful pups, 4M,3F,multi color, born Jul. 15. $650obo.(604)792-6436 -Chilliwack 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 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. 2 Male & 2 Fem. $550. 1st shots & dewormed. Call 778-863-6332. Golden Retriever pups, P/B, family farm raised, ready August 22. Males $600, female $650. (604)794-7434 Timbur6@telus.net MALTESE pups, 3M, 1st shots, vet ✔, dewormed, N/S $800. Also 3yr male Maltese. 604-464-5077 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 PITT BULL PUPS, 4 males and 3 females, vet checked, $450/ea Call: 604-217-6551 YELLOW LAB PUPS 2F, CKC reg. papers, all shots, dew claws removed,tatooed $700 (604)826-1088 YORKIE/TOY 3 year/old 15lb male neutered, good trained family dog, Must sell $250/obo. 604-302-0612.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 533

FERTILIZERS

WEED FREE Mushroom Manure. 13 yards - $160 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $180. 604-856-8877

542

FRUIT & VEGETABLES

U-PICK Raspberries $1.50 lb & Blueberries $1.20 lb. 19478 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Pitt Mead. 763-2808

548

FURNITURE

MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

551

GARAGE SALES

RENO SALE, Sat Aug 20th, 9am2pm, 427 Garrett St. Furn, tools, electronics & more. Proceeds to MS

FOR SALE BY OWNER

QUALICUM, BC: 5 acres, 3000 sqft home, 30x40 RV storage and or shop. Small barn, pool (23x30), Qualicum water, security gate, private, view on: propertysold.ca or call 250-228-9891.

4 bdrm South Facing Waterfront Vacation Cottage On Shuswap Lake! Lakeshore living At it’s Best! LAKESHORE 101 ft frontage by 88 ft. VACATION COTTAGE 1-1/2 Story - 1200 sq. ft. Upper level - 3 bdrms Main level - 1 large bdrm Main bathrm, Open floor Plan - dining rm, kitchen and front room with dbl patio door access to Large deck - over 700 sq. ft. Large floating wharf - 660 sq. ft. 2 buoys, Firepit BACKYARD: Storage shed, grassy play area & fenced kennel.

Was $729,000:

NOW ONLY $679,900: 5052 Squilax Anglemont Rd. Celista, BC.

Email: dlklitch@telus.net For more details

WEBSITE:

okhomeseller.com Listing # 26628 636

MORTGAGES

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 Purchase/Renew/Refinance Private 2nd MTG avl. Low Rates. Raj 604767-5050 www.mortgagebazar.ca

RECREATIONAL

640

RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, 0.83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake. Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-395-0599. (Please see bchomesforsale.com/70mile/frank.)

645

BURNABY

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS 560

MISC. FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE 603

ACREAGE

82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. www.bchomesforsale.com/ view/lonebutte/ann/

625

FOR SALE BY OWNER

1/2 Duplex, Enderby BC, 3bdrm, 2 bath, view of Enderby Cliffs, 1740 sq.ft. $249,900. 1 (250)309-3452, or 540-3455 HATZIC BENCH MISSION LOVELY home 19 yrs. old. Lrge 3 bdrm., 3 baths. 3500 sq. ft. 10,000 sq.ft. lot. Excellent cond. View upon request $474,700.Call 604-855-5826.

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

BURNABY

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

Completely remodeled building and 1 & 2 bedroom suites. Located at Metrotown. From $850/mo., includes heat, hot water. Call 604-715-1824

Call 604- 522-5230

APARTMENT/CONDO

NEW WESTMINSTER

Colonial House 435 Ash Street 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

** 6960 ELWELL ST ** NEAR MIDDLEGATE Quiet, spacious 2 & 1 Bdrms & Bachelor suites. Incld: Balcony, prkg, heat & h/wtr

New West. Crown Manor 430 – 9th Street. 1 bdrm apart, on site ldry, 1 prking spot. Close to shop ping, all amens. Heat & hot water incl. $745/m. 604-451-6676

810

AUTO FINANCING

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now,

1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

RECREATIONAL/SALE

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

1988 FORD MAXI VAN camper. 1 owner. 216,000kms. Sleeps 2. $2,000 obo. 604-462-9227. 1998 35’ 5th Wheel Citation Supreme, like new, n/s, n/p. Fully loaded. Winter pkg. Heated tanks, 2 slides, oak cabinets, vacuum. Lots of extras. $17,500: (604)575-3217

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.

CA$H for CAR$ No Wheels -No Problem! Servicing the Fraser Valley 604-746-2855

2004 37C PACE ARROW, 15,800 m, Shaw auto satellite, 3 slides, W/D, custom cover, 10 yr paint protection, etc. Better than new. $79,900. Call (604)869-3313

Rozario 778-788-1849

Park Villa 529 10th Street

2010 R-POD TRAILER

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 Super light weight trailer. 2121 lbs. 18’ 4” length. ECO Construction. Slps 4. F/T Q/size bed. Frg. / Stv. / Micro / Convec / AC / Furn / HW / Inv. / AC/ DC / Toilet / Shwr / TV / Add-a-room. $14,950 Save 1000’s from new. Call: 604-307-4357 E-mail: ajeepster@shaw.ca

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....

Call 604-540-6725

NEW WESTMINSTER

Large newly renovated 1 & 2 bdrm apts 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 NEW WESTMINSTER

BURNABY

RIVIERA MANOR

Villa Del Mar

Great 1 Bedroom, quiet building nr. amenities, Royal City Mall & Skytrain.

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!

Includes Heat, Hot Water and Cable. Please call 604-526-0147

Burnaby

Vista Terrace 7465 13th Avenue, 3-storey building conveniently located minutes from SkyTrain. Renovated 1 bedroom suite from $785. 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

2011 LAREDO 302LT

818

PORT MOODY

WORKSHOP, AUTOMOTIVE, WAREHOUSE, LIGHT INDUSTRIAL, or WHOLESALE SHOPS ETC.

1990 MERCURY TOPAZ, 4 door. Mechanic owned, great student car. Blue, Aircared, 254,000 kms, loaded. $1400 obo. 604-855-9601 1991 CADILLAC Allante only 44,000 mi. Removable hardtop & Softtop. Rare model, hard to find. Must Sell $8,500obo. 604-309-4001 2004 BUICK LESABRE, spotless, fully loaded, certified, may consider trades, $8900 obo. 778-565-4334. 2007 FORD FUSION SE Fully loaded. Maroon colour, 60K, $8000 firm. Call 604-538-4883. 2008 FORD TAURUS s.w. $35,000. All wheel drive, fully loaded, auto, b/i DVD. (778)829-3945

Electric awning, LCD TV, elec. Stabilizer jacks, aluminum wheels and more! $34,995 (Stk.30530) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-877-651-3267 DL #30644

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

2008 HYUNDAI TUCSON, FWD, 4 door. 64,000 kms. Like new condition. Call 778-241-1824

838

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

RECREATIONAL/SALE

2011 WILDCAT 282RK

The Scrapper

Moray & St. John’s Street Completely Renovated Interior

2400sf. total. Office + Warehouse + 400sf. Mezzanine. Bathrm. Attractive Rates!

604.525.8839 or 604.649.9273 BURNABY

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 BURNABY

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....

736

HOMES FOR RENT

NEW WEST, 3 bdrm, beautiful view, quiet area, nr. all amenities, NS/NP. $1095 + utils. Sept.1st. Call 604-291-9833 or 604-314-3291.

750

SUITES, LOWER

BURNABY, 2 bdrm bsmt ste, NS/NP no ldry, incl utils. $850. Avail now. 604-528-6036 COQUITLAM. Brand new 2 bdrm bsmt suite. Full bath, shared laundry. NS/NP, avail now/Sept 1st. $1000 incl utils/cble. 604-760-7516. Maple Ridge 1 bdrm g/l quiet cds patio f/bath sh w/d sec prkg $680 incl util Sept1 Ref 604-463-2407 Port Coquitlam 2 bdrm g/l ste, own kitchen, ldry, new carpet, flr, paint. $820 +1/3 hydro. 604-230-8659

Call 604- 521-3448

751

COQUITLAM - 1 & 2 bdrm near Lougheed mall / skytrain, 533 Cottonwood, reno’d, adult bldg. Quiet, N/P, gated parking & video surveillance. $780 - $945/m incls. Heat & H/W. Avail. Aug 1. CrimeFree Certified. Call: 604-937-7812 Visit: www.greatapartments.ca

SUITES, UPPER

COQUITLAM main floor 3 bdrms, 1700sf, 2 baths 3 appls, sh w/d, gas f/p. CDS 10 min to Douglas College $1600+sh util 604-464-6501 PORT COQUITLAM, Mary Hill area, View 3 bdrm upper lvl, 1.5 baths. Nr bus & schls, own lndry + d/washer. $1350mo + 50% hydro. NS/NP. Avl. now. (604)779-6893.

752

TOWNHOUSES

COQUITLAM

COQUITLAM

Welcome Home ! 1 Bedrooms available near Lougheed Mall and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Refs required.

Call (604) 931-2670

Renovated townhomes in magnificent area. Basement, patio, new appliances, garage. Call 604-834-4097 www.aptrentals.com 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

2003 HONDA CRV, 4 dr, auto, fully loaded, leather, 140K, Aircared, $9,800 obo. Phone 778-895-7570.. 2006 Chev Trailblazer, 4WD, 107kms, immac cond. sunroof, fully equip. $10,000 obo. 604-309-4001.

851

TRUCKS & VANS

1995 FORD 4X4, 5 speed, no rust, runs great, utility box. $2800. Call (604)869-3137 2004 CHEVY SILVERADO, 1T, crew cab, long box, auto, diesel, 170K, $17,900 obo. (604)836-5931.

CARS - DOMESTIC

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

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

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

Crescentview AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY

838

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

BURNABY

Check out bcclassified.com

Completely remodeled building and 1 & 2 bedroom suites. Located at Metro Town. From $850/mo., includes heat, hot water. Call 778-323-0237

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

1964 CHEV IMPALA SS white 327300 auto, air, lots $$ spent. $22,900 obo. 604-534-1954

TRANSPORTATION

Skyview Manor 908 6th Avenue

604-525-2661

SHOP from HOME! BURNABY

806

TRANSPORTATION

Rozario 778-788-1849

CLAREMONT TERRACE

Super Clean ONE Bedrooms

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Secure parking available. For viewing call:

706

TRANSPORTATION

Burnaby:

BURNABY

Quiet & well maintained bldg. Includes heat & hot water. On site manager. Cat okay.

RENTALS

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY

Call 604-542-0865 or 250-955-6398

BURNABY, 6089-6091 Rumble. Brand new. side by side duplex. TJ @ Sutton Proact (604)728-5460

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? NORDICTRACK Elliptical Exerciser $100.00 Must sell, like new. 604202-0900

RENTALS

Dual Pane Windows, LCD TV, Power awning, DSI water heater, outside shower. $41,995 (stk.30380) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF ELEANOR ANNE FLEMING also known as Eleanor Rae Fleming, and Eleanor Anne Rae Fleming, Deceased, formerly of 305625 Park Cresent, New Westminister, BC. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Eleanor Anne Fleming, also known as Eleanor Rae Fleming, and Eleanor Anne Rae Fleming, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that the particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executors at 434 Glenwood Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5M1 on or before September 16, 2011, after which date the Executors will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. Rose Marie Rae Executor c/o Geoffrey W. White, Solicitor Geoffrey W. White Law Corporation 434 Glenwood Avenue Kelowna BC. V1Y 5M1 Robert Paul Rae Executor c/o Geoffrey W. White Solicitor Geoffrey W. White Law Corporation Barrister and Solicitor 434 Glenwood Avenue Kelowna BC. V1Y 5M1 You'll find something for the kid in you in the Classifieds! 604-575-5555


A24 NewsLeader Friday, August 19, 2011

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$ AS LOW AS YOU GET ALL THIS STANDARD AND MUCH MUCH MORE

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NEW CAR WARRANTY APPLIES

Q Bluetooth hands free link-wireless mobile phone interfac MPG Q Xm satellite radio E .P .A GUIDE IN THE CITY OF CANADA RATES Q 8 way power heated drivers seat THIS AWARD WINNING MPG Q dual zone climate control VEHICLE AT ON THE HWY Q 18” alloy wheels Q advanced variable cylinder management for impressive fuel mileage Q optimum rear cargo storage capacity with rear lower all weather compartment Q V6 3.5 L Q Front Wheel Drive Q Vehicle Stability assist ( VSA) w/ traction control Q 3 year, 60,000 comprehensive warranty w 24 hour roadside assistance

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LIMITED QUANTITY , HURRY FOR BEST COLOR SELECTION

4780 HASTINGS ST., BURNABY A proud member of Destination Auto Group

HASTINGS

WILLINGDON

TEL: 604-294-2111 • FAX: 604-294-8666 BURNABYHONDA.CA DL#30902

3 Blocks East of Willingdon on Hastings

CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON HASTINGS

BURNABY’S NEIGHBORHOOD HONDA STORE! SERVICING THE LOWER MAINLAND FOR OVER 30 YEARS!

Fri August 19, 2011 Burnaby NewsLeader  

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