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Kevin O’Grady is in the home stretch of his business management degree at BCIT with the help of a new program that gives veterans transitioning back to civilian life credit for their military experience. O’Grady did a tour in Afghanistan in 2008 and he is a member of the Westminster Regiment.
New deployment Canada’s soldiers returning to civilian life have a lot of skills in demand by the private sector, but making that link often doesn’t happen. An innovative BCIT program is starting to change that
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BCIT lends veterans a hand Program helps veterans pursue civilian careers after leaving military
staff also keep an eye out for depression or emotional issues related to the traumas the veterans might have endured or witnessed in combat zones. BCIT works closely with the Veterans Transition Program at the University of British Columbia where veterans can get help with post-traumatic stress and related issues. BCIT’s veterans transition program is the ¿rst of its kind in North America, if not the world. Wainwright said they’ve been invited to meet with of¿cials from American universities who want to start up something similar.
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pl. Kevin O’Grady served in Afghanistan in 2008, tasked with meeting with locals to gauge their perception of the NATO mission and explaining to them that they were there to help Afghanis, and build schools and roads. For seven months, he worked in a war zone and carried a weapon. Then he came home to Canada and tried to get a “normal civilian job.” A NEW DIRECTION O’Grady, now 27 and living in Today, O’Grady is just months Vancouver, joined the Canadian away from graduating with a army in 2002 while still in his CONTRIBUTED PHOTO bachelor of business administration teens living in Kelowna, and Kevin O’Grady in Afghanistan wearing his standard, day-today patrolling gear on top of a hill at BCIT. attended university studying near the village of Hutal. Through the program, he was anthropology until his deployment given enough credits for his previous such as dispute resolution, logistics to Afghanistan. career path outside the military. education and his military experience and teamwork are highly prized by While many of his army colleagues After many months of frustration, to qualify for the post-diploma civilian employers. returned to labour jobs, he was it was just what he needed. He felt he business program despite not having The program, which accepted its looking for of¿ce-type work but was running out of options. a diploma. He ¿gures it shaved about ¿rst group of students in 2010, was didn’t get any response to his “I might have just gone back to the two years off his studies. started to help veterans in three areas: resumes. army and enlisted full-time.” He decided that his personality job hunting, with BCIT helping It didn’t help that nobody here RECOGNIZING EXPERIENCE didn’t suit a career in public them recognize and translate into understood what his army job title, The BCIT program started through relations, which was what his role regular English the skills they have “psychological operations operator,” connections with Honour House in in Afghanistan was essentially, and that would be valued by private was all about. New Westminster, a residence for is looking forward to working in sector employers; helping budding veterans and ¿rst responders and operations management and supply entrepreneurs come up with business their families while they undergo chain management, in other words, plans; and giving them advanced Kevin Wainwright, BCIT medical treatment in the Lower behind-the-scenes distribution work. credit and support for other BCIT Many of their skills, such as dispute Mainland. “I have experience in managing programs. resolution, logistics and teamwork are Directors of Honour House and planning convoy operations,” In the latter case, veterans are given highly prized by civilian employers. with ties to BCIT through their credits for their military experience to O’Grady noted. businesses asked the school to If not for the BCIT program, allow them to more easily meet preconduct seminars on resume-writing he said it would have been too So O’Grady fell back on what he requisites for other BCIT programs. and interview skills, explained Kevin daunting to return to school instead knew, joining the Royal Westminster The loss of the strict structure of Wainwright, head of BCIT’s Legion of continuing with what he was Regiment and working security for the military can also lead veterans to Military Skills Conversion Program. comfortable with in the military. the 2010 Winter Olympics. Àounder and feel disconnected, he “It was obvious to us there was “This is an entirely new direction. His way back to a more civilian said, noting programs are designed a great deal of training [among the [Without the veterans program], if I life arrived in the form of a speaker so veterans continue their education veterans] going undocumented and had to put in four years of school and from B.C. Institute of Technology, in groups of their ex-military peers to unrecognized in the private sector,” he mimic that structure. then hope, it’s just a safer bet going letting the Westies know about a new said. Meanwhile, many of their skills, back to familiar waters.” program to help veterans pursue a Wainwright stressed that program
B.C.’s female young offenders will be centralized at the youth detention centre in Burnaby, in response to low occupancy rates at the province’s two centres in Victoria and Prince George. The girls in the youth prisons in Victoria and Prince George has sometimes numbered only one or two at a time, said a provincial government press release Wednesday. The money saved by moving all the girls to Burnaby will be used to expand rehabilitation services at all three locations. The province noted that creating a larger group of girls will allow for the development of female-oriented programs programs to address, for example, addictions and trauma typically experienced by girls. Funding has been made set aside for a girls’ family visitation program in Burnaby, and for special female sheriffs’ escorts to transport girls to Burnaby from courts in outlying areas.
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Antonio Cupo had to travel around the world to land a lead role in Canada. The North Burnaby native plays Marco Moretti, an ItalianCanadian supervisor in the wartime munitions factory that is the setting for Global Televisionâ€™s new series Bomb Girls. Itâ€™s his Âżrst gig atop a North American series and, in a sense, itâ€™s brought his varied career full circle. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Antonio Cupo was a household name in Italy before he got his Ă€rst real break Cupo Âżrst caught the acting in Canada, a lead role in Bomb Girls. bug when he had to pick up his sister from rehearsals for school may not have registered with critics or audiences in productions. Inevitably those plays seemed always North America, but it made Cupo a hot commodity short of male actors, so he was enlisted to try out. in Italy. Offers rolled in from the birthplace of his He loved it. parents and he was cast in a hugely popular primeBy the time he graduated Burnaby North time romantic mini-series. secondary in 1996, heâ€™d appeared in school He was unprepared for TV stardom in Italy. productions like Annie, The Pajama Game and in â€œPeople really go crazy for TV actors there. They various presentations by the Footlight Theatre troupe want a piece of you. It can be dangerous.â€? at Burnaby Village Museum. He took refuge from the madness, living for â€œI did every production I could possibly do,â€? stretches in France and London before getting a call says Cupo, back in town after Âżlming six episodes to compete in the Italian version of Dancing With of Bomb Girls in Toronto for two months. â€œThe the Stars. But being away from family and friends more I did it the more I loved it, being on stage, in Burnaby was taking its toll, calculating time performing, seeing my parents come out to see me. differences to make calls to his parents, staying in Itâ€™s kind of empowering.â€? touch from sets in places like Bulgaria and Romania. After studying theatre at Capilano College and After seven years away he headed home, uncertain landing minor TV roles in shows like Andromeda, he could transform his international experience into Taken, and Beggars and Choosers while furthering good gigs in Canada. his education at the University of British Columbia, Yet the risk paid off almost immediately. Shortly he decided to head to Los Angeles to hone his craft after arriving Cupo met Adrienne Mitchell, director and take his career up a notch. Itâ€™s an old axiom of Bomb Girls, a show that tells the stories of amongst Canadian actors that you have to head women working in factories building bombs for south to become a lead back home, says Cupo. Canadian troops during the Second World War. Just It didnâ€™t take long to land his Âżrst big role. like his school days, heâ€™s a rare male in a mostly Ironically, it was for an Italian director in a crime female cast. thriller road movie. His part in Hollywood Flies as â€œI didnâ€™t mind seeing my name between 12 Luca, an Italian-American traveling with his sister women on the call sheet,â€? says Cupo. â€œIâ€™m a sex from Las Vegas to Los Angeles when their car is object; itâ€™s a great role.â€? commandeered by a pair of hitchhiking criminals, Itâ€™s also one that allows him to build on some of his own life and acting experiences. â€œDuring the war, Italians were considered the bottom of the rung. There was a lot of discrimination,â€? says Cupo. â€œIâ€™m kind of an outsider anyway. I know what itâ€™s like to be looked at a lot.â€? Bomb Girls drew 1.4 million viewers for its premiere episode. If those numbers persist it could get picked up for a second season, something Cupo, Attach a War Amps conďŹ dentially and the rest of the cast hope to know soon. coded key tag to your key ring. â€œIâ€™m really lucky to be in this thing. Itâ€™s got a cool Itâ€™s a safeguard for all your keys â€“ title and lots of eye candy that really draws your not just car keys. attention. Itâ€™s where I want to be.â€?
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A survey commissioned by Burnaby-Douglas New Democrat MP Kennedy Stewart shows 72 per cent of households in his constituency oppose a proposal to twin Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. The company has stated that until Jan. 19, it is putting a call out for secure and binding contracts from customers, both domestic and foreign oil companies, for the additional capacity. If an adequate market emerges through the contracts, to last 15 to 20 years, the company is expected to begin the process of applying to the National Energy Board to double the capacity of the pipeline, which runs from Edmonton to North Burnaby and currently carries 300,000 barrels of oil per day. Stewart’s automated telephone survey, conducted between Dec. 5 and 7 by Direct Leap
Technologies, called just about every household in his constituency, almost 35,000 homes. Of those, more than 4,500 participated, or 13 per cent, which is considered a high response rate for automated surveys, he said. Of the 70 per cent of decided respondents, 28 per cent support the twinning, 44 per cent want to keep the existing pipeline as is, and 28 per cent want the pipeline removed altogether. Stewart combined the latter two groups to conclude 72 per cent oppose the expansion proposal. He noted that 30 per cent of respondents answered “I don’t know.” That shows “there’s lots of room for discussion here and a need for it if the proposal goes ahead.” Stewart said, “The level of opposition is quite high even though the project hasn’t been formally proposed and people don’t know exactly how they’ll be affected.” Then again, the 44 per cent who support keeping the pipeline as is shows “they’re being realistic here.” That meshes with comments he hears when
doorknocking, that many people recognize its role in supplying the region with gasoline, jet fuel and other petroleum products. He noted the proposed Keystone XL and Northern Gateway pipelines are continually making news headlines lately, but little has been reported about the Trans Mountain Pipeline. “It’s been Àying under the radar and I think if Kinder Morgan does go ahead with the proposal it has the potential to garner the national and international attention that the other pipeline proposals have received.” Stewart’s interpretation of the survey results is that while many in the community support Kinder Morgan’s operations in Burnaby, an expansion of its pipeline capacity has the potential to cause that support to drop. “That’s one of the risks they’d be taking if they went ahead with this proposal would be they would lose support within the community.” A Mustel poll showed 69 per cent of British Columbians do not support a proposed expansion of Kinder Morgan’s pipeline, he noted.
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Take a hike? Thank goodness for Martin Crilly, TransLink’s independent regulator. He’s the only thing that stands between transit users and fare hikes planned for 2013. The TransLink commissioner may indeed ¿nd that TransLink is justi¿ed in hiking cash fares, monthly passes and FareSaver passes an average of 12.5% next January. After all, there hasn’t been a hike in cash fares since 2008 and monthly and FareSaver passes were bumped up two years ago. No doubt TransLink will argue that costs have risen at least 2% a year since then and, if fares were held to current levels, additional services would be delayed or cuts would be required. Crilly’s job, then, will be to look at transit operations to ensure the most is being made of existing services and that TransLink simply can’t do without more revenue. He’s also asking the public to weigh in by emailing comments@ translinkcommission.org by Feb. 15. This is not a big issue for people who don’t take transit on a regular basis. For commuters already bracing for higher fuel, repair and insurance costs, an extra 25 to 50 cents on cash fares, $2.50 to $5 on FareSavers and an additional $10 to $19 more on monthly passes are no big deal. But these hikes are a concern to students, ¿xed-income seniors and moderate to low-income commuters who typically can’t afford cars and have no alternative but to take transit. These individuals can’t afford escalating fares and will have to give up something else to pay for them. Monthly passes, which most youth and seniors would buy, aren’t cheap and would go up $14 for a two-zone pass, for example. There could be a point at which high fares simply turn away customers. TransLink argues that won’t happen because transit will always be needed and people will pay more for convenience. We’ll see. Black Press
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Worrying is a worrisome thing My resolution is not to worry as much in 2012. You see, worrying is something in which I invest a considerable amount of spare time. I’m not sure why. In the great big scheme of things, I don’t have all that much to worry about. Secure job (maybe), great family (no doubt), decent health (so far). No wars, no pestilence, no plagues of locusts. So then, why worry? Most of it is has to do with the job. When you do what I do for a living, there’s lots of stress. What will people think? Was it the right call? For that matter, what is “right?” What did I forget to check? That’s a biggie… When you’re worrying about a lot of things, sometimes you forget what else you have to worry about. And that’s worrisome. Worrying takes up valuable time, though, and I’m all about time management. I have to be. Generally, I just don’t have the time to worry, unless I’m multitasking, and worrying is one of
recounting recollections from junior high, which ought to be rather benign. So, I do the majority of my worrying But I suddenly realized that between about 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. what I had written about my Nothing else to do at that time junior high vice-principal was except sleep. actually the principal. And the principal I remembered was forgotten? It’s pretty unsettling actually the vice-principal at my to start doubting all your life secondary high school. So, that got me to worrying what memories... But I didn’t get any calls telling else I hadn’t recalled correctly. me I was imagining things. So I began to question whether it must have been the way I my memory of teachers smoking remembered. in their staff room was actually And then it occurred to me that accurate. I had this vivid mental if I’m not careful, I could easily image of standing there, in the conclude that if no one tells me I’m doorway, talking to a teacher, and wrong, I must be right. the room behind him was wafting I know people who are like that. in smoke. And even if you tell them they’re However, with enough selfwrong, they’re still right. doubt, I almost had myself Sometimes, I’d like to be like believing it was a false memory. that. It sure would make life a lot I had somehow conjured it up in easier. my mind over the decades. Maybe Anyway, don’t worry about me. I was hallucinating from all the I’ll be alright. heavy drug use in my early years. It’s you I’m worried about. But that didn’t make sense, since I didn’t have any heavy drug use. Or Andrew Holota is editor of the at least, I don’t remember any. Abbotsford News. Well, that really got me to worrying. What else have I
Andrew Holota the tasks. So, I do the majority of my worrying between about 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. Nothing else to do at that time except sleep. Hence, my worrying doesn’t get in the way of more important things. I wake up and start thinking, and if I think long enough, ultimately that leads to something to be anxious about. Mind you, losing sleep isn’t good, either. Makes me worry about my health. In fact, all this worrying is undoubtedly unhealthy. Now there’s something worthy of concern. Sometimes, when I run out of things to stress about, I make them up. For example, not long ago I spent the weekend worrying about a column I wrote. I was
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COMMENT Edmonds school succeeds by measures that matter My thanks go out to David Starr, principal of Edmonds Community School, and author of From Bombs to Books: The remarkable stories of refugee children and their families at an exceptional Canadian school. I recently had the pleasure of reading his exceptional new book about the past and present of the Edmonds area and the struggles and triumphs of its students, parents and staff. Having grown up in this diverse and welcoming neighbourhood, it was like reading about my own East Burnaby backyard on one page and then being whisked away to a war torn part of the world on another. The story of Byrne Creek Secondary, Burnaby’s ¿rst community secondary school, is also an integral part of this engrossing, must-read narrative. We need more local writers like Mr. Starr to share our stories and shine a spotlight on the successes of our amazing schools and citizens. Where is there an annual ranking of our schools for things like perseverance, courage, determination, generosity, progress and the strength of the human spirit? Personally, I encourage organizations like the Fraser Institute to take their eyes off of cold detached numbers long enough to open Principal Starr’s intimate book and get to know some of the Àesh-and-blood learners, mothers, fathers and educators that make Edmonds a top notch community and a top notch community school by the measures that truly matter. Harman Pandher Burnaby School Trustee
TEENY TINY LIVING SPACES? Re: New Brentwood-area project could start in July, include grocery store I wish developers would build suites with realistic square footages. I might actually consider one! I mean, come on—413 square feet for a studio? I could see that in the downtown core but not in ‘burb like Burnaby! And a 1,700 square foot three bedroom? More like three broom closets! I guess all they care about is maximizing pro¿ts but the legacy left behind will suck. I’m sure I’m not alone in this sentiment. Rosa Homepage —online comment, burnabynewsleader.com
BETTER TO STAY PUT IN CALGARY Re: Ask Eve: What age is it too old to move to a new city? When is too old to move? I have just moved to New Westminster from Calgary after living there for 60 years. Medical care is the biggest issue. If you want my opinion, get her the help she needs in Winnipeg. She is a bit too old to move to Vancouver and make the adjustment. It isn’t easy and I drive, have one friend here and family. It is very expensive to live here. Good luck. Mary Ann Tame —online comment, burnabynewsleader.com
B.C. POISED TO TAKE THE LEAD As Canada’s doorway to the Asia-Paci¿c, B.C. is well-poised to be a 21st century economic leader nationally and internationally. We have natural resources that are in demand and we have a provincial government that understands that jobs Àow from removing barriers to investment while also having our economic and ¿scal houses in order. However, the investment and economic activity
being driven by the province’s job creation plan means B.C. is going to need a substantial amount of new energy, and hopefully most of that new energy will come from clean, renewable sources. Given the level of economic growth planned for B.C., particularly in the north of the province, it pretty much renders any previous discussion about electricity self-suf¿ciency moot. B.C. is going to need far more electricity than previously thought and likely far sooner than expected. It seems logical to make sure the clean energy we need to power sustainable economic growth, jobs and prosperity is available when and where it’s needed. If we can do that successfully, then B.C. will truly be poised to take its place as a leading 21st century economy. Pamela Gardner Burnaby
IT’S TIME WE STOOD UP FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT Based on this past week’s events around the Enbridge pipeline one could legitimately ask if we still live in a democracy or a totalitarian petrol state. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver have seriously undermined the legitimacy of the environmental process. The inÀammatory language and subtle threat to remove the charitable status of groups opposed expose the weakness of our electoral system. A party that represents less than 39.6 per cent of Canadians, whose power base is in Alberta and receives millions from the global oil companies operating in the Tar Sands is clearly acting on the behalf of corporate interests rather than Canada’s long-term national interests. The very fact that almost all of Eastern Canada has to rely on imported oil suggests that the need for a pipeline is west-east, not sending raw bitumen overseas to support the repressive communist regime in China. This option ensures the valueadded jobs stay in Canada where they belong and future generations of Canadians will have long-term energy security. The Tar Sands are a ¿nite resource; by slowing down the pace of development and dealing with the existing environmental problems the value of the resource increases as conventional oil sources run dry. This past weekend was a stark reminder to us all as the images of a large cruise ship run aground in the Mediterranean and an oil tanker broken in half off the coast of South Korea reinforce the risks we’ll be taking if the Enbridge pipeline proceeds. We are at a crossroads; this debate will frame our province for generations. British Columbians have an opportunity to tell the world we are a people who value the environment, and want to take action on global climate change, and are ready to stand up to the narrow self interests willing to roll the dice and risk it all. Andrew Murray Council of Canadians New Westminster
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hat do flautists, Chinese painting and playing with clay have in common? They’re all part of the upcoming Art on the Spot demonstrations, performances and workshops that occur each month at the Shadbolt Centre. Art on the Spot events allow participants to try out an art form, gain an understanding of arts education or experience a short performance. These free events, held in the Shadbolt Centre’s atrium, last about an hour and provide participants with the bene¿t of participating alongside fellow art a¿cionados. Many of the “Spots” are taught Pastel and conté, by Shadbolt Centre Program Assistant/Instructor Marianne Otterstrom. by long-time Shadbolt Centre students, the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world. which can give their resume and arts school Three long-time students from the Centre’s admissions a boost. Chinese Brush Painting/Watercolour classes will Visiting Shadbolt Centre student and busy mother be demonstrating and instructing the public on the of two Anna Picart Valles had an interest in Chinese use of Chinese brushes, ink and paint. brush painting and found it an Participants will try their hand at basic excellent method of relaxation. techniques and create their own simple She started taking classes three painting on rice paper to take home. In times a week with instructor addition, a student exhibition of Chinese Nancy Chen, an instructor that Sher Hackwell Brush Painting/Watercolour is on display Anna says is very knowledgeable in Encore’s Café Gallery until Jan. 31. and passionate about her Visit shadboltcentre.com for the Art discipline. Anna’s goal was to on the Spot schedule. learn as much as she could before returning with her family to Barcelona where she plans to teach painting. Participating as a student instructor for an Sher Hackwell is a marketing coordinator at the Art on the Spot was a valuable experience for her. Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6344 Deer Lake Ave. Tomorrow’s Art on the Spot (Jan. 21) starting at 11 a.m. will feature Chinese brush painting—one of
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Robbie Burns Celebration: A celebration honouring the 253rd birthday of Scottish poet Robbie Burns. Wear your kilt or tartan sash and soak up a wee bit o’ Scotland. Traditional roast beef meal with haggis. Entertainment. When: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 12 to 1:30 p.m. Where: Edmonds Community Centre for 55+, 7282 Kingsway, Burnaby. Cost: $9.52. Register: 604-297-4400.
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Friday, January 20, 2012 NewsLeader A13
Victoria Àrm on ‘net zero’ mandate for teachers Tom Fletcher tÁetcher@blackpress.ca
VICTORIA – The B.C. Teachers’ Federation’s latest wage demand amounts to a 16 per cent increase over three years, and it won’t happen, Education Minister George Abbott said Tuesday. The BCTF tabled its proposal to the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association, seeking a three-year costof-living increase in the ¿rst year of a new contract, and six per cent in each of the two years after that. It’s the ¿rst speci¿c wage demand to be released by the union after nearly a year of talks and nearly ¿ve months of workto-rule action by teachers. Abbott told CKNW radio Tuesday he is skeptical of the BCTF’s estimate that its latest proposal will increase costs by $300 million more than current conditions. But even if it does, that’s still $300 million too much. “I have said, the minister of ¿nance has said, government has said probably a thousand times over the almost a year now that we’ve been negotiating that we have a net
zero mandate for all public servants, including teachers,” Abbott said. “It’s nice perhaps when you take an absurd ¿gure and make it a bit less absurd, but it is still above net zero by a huge margin.” BCTF president Susan Lambert said the new proposal also includes “modest improvements” to bene¿ts and classroom preparation time. “Yes, $300 million is a lot of money, but look at the scale of the endeavour,” Lambert said. “It’s certainly a lot less than the cost of the [BC Place] stadium roof I see every day from my of¿ce window. And It’s less than the amount the B.C. Liberals have been able to take away from public education every year since 2002, when they illegally stripped our collective agreement of class-size and composition guarantees.” Abbott said the BCTF contract that expired last spring contained about 16 per cent in wage increases over ¿ve years, and that was in prosperous times. The province currently has a $3.1 billion operating de¿cit and has signed agreements with several other public service unions with no total increase in compensation for the past two years.
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Celebrate the Chinese New Year: January 22 – February 6, 2012 Enjoy many exciting events that honour the rich traditions and customs of Richmond’s Chinese community.
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Friday, January 20, 2012 NewsLeader A15
The thrill of the ice
Courage Canada is a three year old charity founded by Mark DeMontis, a blind hockey player, to give opportunities to blind and visually-impaired young people to skate and play hockey. Instructors and mentors from the Vancouver Eclipse blind hockey team recently conducted the Àrst of four sessions at Burnaby 8-Rinks with blind and visually-impaired students from the Burnaby school district. Clockwise from top left: One of the students prepares to take her Àrst step onto the ice; after a break, David Parker, a visually-impaired student from Moscrop, gets set to hit the ice again; Bryan Hu gets support from James Brown and T.J. Antonio; Matt Morrow, the national director of Courage Canada, gives some guidance to one of the students.
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Clan women ice Alaskan visitors The SFU Clan women’s basketball team iced the University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks 91-66 Saturday, their second consecutive win over Alaskan visitors to the West Gym. Earlier, the Clan upset the eighth ranked University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves 77-69. The Clan carried the momentum of that huge victory to roll to their ¿fth Great Northwest Athletic Conference victory against two defeats, shooting with the same deadly accuracy that had propelled them over the Seawolves. SFU hit 54 per cent of its ¿eld goals, 50 per cent of three-pointers and 77
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COMING SOON. 109 concrete hi-rise homes coming to New Westminster. Stunning views starting from the mid $260â€™s
REGISTER TODAY: northbank.ca 604.523.0081 PRESENTATION CENTRE AT 18 BEGBIE This is not an offering for sale. Developer reserves the right to make changes to the pricing without notice. E. & O.E.
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The tradition continues at Silver Ridge... A collection of 3 & 4 bedroom parkside homes in the award winning community of Silver Ridge, featuring distinct quality and craftsmanship with exceptional finishings and impressive living spaces. Hampstead is everything you want in a home. Naturally.
Pre-Sales Event is now on! Prices starting from $459,900
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Marketing and Sales by Portrait Homes Realty Ltd. This is not an offering for sale. Price excludes taxes. E. & O. E.
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Enjoy Lovely Southern views of the Fraser River from this bright and spacious 1 bedroom + Den( or very easy 2nd Bedroom) concrete Hi rise in central Quay location. An immaculate, very well kept unit with generous room sizes and open ﬂoor plan, great for entertaining. Large master has double closets, 4 piece bath and nook for computer. Large den could easily be 2nd bedroom, has beautiful views, sliders to covered deck. Kitchen has lots of storage space and opens to D/R boasting more views. Building amenities incl. indoor pool, hot tub, gym, 1 parking stall, 1 locker. Walk to the popular “Boardwalk”, Quay market, transit, new movie theatres, shops, skytrain.
Tasteful , spacious and elegant 4 bedroom & Den , 3 bath townhome including covered 2 car garage at Super Central Alexander Walk! Well Over 1700 sq ft of living space with Main ﬂoor offering open concept ﬂoor plan with lovely high end laminated ﬂooring, Stainless Steel appliances & granite counter tops. Upper has oversized bedrooms, terriﬁc den with convenient access to a huge rooftop deck boasting Mountain and River Views and simply perfect for entertaining! Great location for the growing family steps to, Parks, River Walk, Community centre, elementary and middle schools and all transit! A wonderful opportunity to start building equity and secure your investment in a Revitalized and Redeveloping area Minutes to the massive Queensborough Landing Shopping center which includes WalMart, Best Buy, Lowes, and so much more! Be Quick!!
Enjoy river views from every room of this 2 bedroom 2 bathroom + den Onni built concrete high-rise. Entertainers ﬂoorplan with highend engineered Hard wood ﬂoors, open kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appl package, tile backsplash & cherry cabinets. Floor to ceiling windows make this unit bright and inviting. Separate dining room and den perfect for computer station. Mstr bed has Walk in closet, soaker tub & separate shower stall. In suite laundry. Spacious & private view deck for bbq`s, parties. Great, central downtown location, close to transit, skytrain, shopping, schools, new theatres. Building amenities incl. state of the art gym, indoor pool, hot tub, media room & clubhouse. Balance of 2-5-10 Warranty. PETS and RENTALS OK!!
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Friday, January 20, 2012 NewsLeader A27
Suburban living with an urban feel
Surrey’s City Centre: the new downtown Surrey’s City Centre is rapidly becoming a booming real estate market, with several developers offering projects in the region. Concord Pacific’s Park Place will soon be joined by Park Avenue, both of which are located just steps away from the King George SkyTrain station and the Central City shopping mall. Park Avenue will be home to the largest amenities in western Canada, according to Project Marketing Manager Peter Udzenija. “Surrey is ready for something this huge,” he says, adding that the entire complex will be the largest urban community of its kind. “We’re pretty happy that it’s all coming together,” Udzenija says. Woodbridge Homes’ The Brookland is also a highlight in the area. Located minutes from
all of the major amenities in City Centre, the one- and two-bedroom homes are full of elegant features and thoughtful details, including stainless-steel appliances, beautiful hand-set tile flooring in the bathrooms and modern touches such as a breakfast bar and dimmable track lighting in the kitchen, so those harsh florescent lights are a thing of the past. Another developer in the area is WestStone Properties with its Ultra project, which will soon hold its grand opening. It is the third phase of WestStone’s master-planned Urban Village community, and joins previous projects Agenda and Element. With 10 unique floorplans to choose from, buyers will have plenty of ways to customize their new homes.
‘Surrey really hasn’t seen this before’
Park Place a new level of class in City Centre by Kerry Vital
Surrey’s City Centre is a real estate hot spot right now, and Concord Pacific is right in the thick of this trend with Park Place, which is offering high-end floorplans and finishings at a much more affordable price. “The plans are well thought-out and fairly flexible,” says Concord Pacific Project Marketing Manager Peter Udzenija. “They really maximize the living and dining spaces.” Buyers have been moving in since the end of November, and Udzenija says they have appreciated the on-site concierge and extra security who were available during the move-in process. “It’s a different level of class,” he says. “Surrey really hasn’t seen this before.” There are 698 suites in the development, spread between two 36-storey concrete high-rise towers with 10 homes per floor. There are a mix of one- and two-bedroom homes, though the one-bedroom homes are now sold out.
The amenities are incredible ... They are bigger than anything we’ve ever done,” says Project Marketing Manager Peter Udzenija. Inside, there are a variety of floorplans to choose from, ranging in size from 818 to 1,552 square feet for the twobedroom homes. Aluminium-framed laminate cabinets (in your choice of Wenge or Oak) with frosted glass accent cabinets are standard in every home, and are perfectly complemented by Corian countertops and a mosaic-look porcelain tile backsplash in the kitchen. The look is carried over into the master ensuite, which also include a beautiful soaker tub and a countermounted sink. The main bathrooms are just as elegant, with a large-format ceramic tile shower surround and a drop-in sink.
Every home has an amazing view, with expansive windows and generous open balconies. Depending on the floor and direction, views include mountains, Surrey City Centre and a green belt. However, it is the amenities that are one of the most impressive features of Park Place. “The amenities are incredible,” says Udzenija. “They are bigger than anything we’ve ever done.” The buildings include a large gym with a yoga and Pilates room, theatre, a billiards and game room and two steam rooms. The podium level between the two buildings holds a barbecue area, indoor and outdoor lounge and an event kitchen. However, the most exciting amenity is the bowling alley. “It’s booked from opening to closing every day,” laughs Udzenija. “It was a last-minute addition … we took out some of the commercial (space) to put in the alley.” As Udzenija noted, the bottom floor of each building holds commercial space. No shops have been officially announced, but there are rumours of a popular coffee shop and a large pharmacy. Remaining homes at Park Place start at $290,000. For more information visit www.parkplaceliving.ca or call 604-5839866 to make an appointment to see the suites.
City Centre Fast Facts ■ Surrey City Centre is 35 minutes from downtown Vancouver via SkyTrain.
■ Surrey City Centre is 40 minutes
from the Vancouver International Airport.
■ Surrey City Centre is 30 minutes from the U.S. border.
■ Surrey has been called “the #1
place to invest in B.C.” by the Real Estate Investment Network and one of the “top 10 places to buy in Canada” by the Financial Post.
■ Surrey is the fastest growing
municipality in B.C. It is currently the second largest city in B.C. and the twelfth largest in the country.
■ An average of 1,000 new residents move to Surrey each month.
■ Maclean’s magazine voted Surrey
as the third best run city in Canada in 2009.
■ Surrey is home to more than
ﬁve major university and college campuses, including Simon Fraser University, Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Sprott-Shaw Community College.
■ Surrey includes over 400 parks,
including the B.C. Lions practice facility at Tom Binnie Park and Holland Park, which hosts a variety of events year-round.
■ Projects at Surrey City Centre have created over 10,000 new jobs.
The suites at Concord Paciﬁc’s Park Place showcase stunning views from every home, and laminate ﬂooring throughout the main living areas.
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The developer reserves the absolute right to modify, cancel or extend this offer at any time without prior notice. Actual interiors, exteriors and views may be noticeably different than what is depicted in photographs. This is not an offering for sale. Any such offering may only be made with the applicable offer to purchase and agreement of sale and disclosure statement. Prices and availability are subject to change without notice. E. & O.E. Park Place Towers Limited Partnership and Park Place Towers 12.5 Limited Partnership.
*Subject to certain Developer’s restrictions, prices include net HST. Doesn’t include transfer tax and other fees. Offer may end without prior notice. E. & O.E.
Friday, January 20, 2012 NewsLeader A29
Home construction booming in Surrey’s City Centre ... but that’s not all that’s happening in the area Arts and culture in City Centre A city is nothing without its culture and architecture, and Surrey’s City Centre is no different. Residents and visitors alike will find no shortage of things to do and see. City Centre is just blocks away from the Surrey Art Gallery, which includes a large permanent contemporary art collection. The gallery prides itself on featuring artwork from local, national and international artists, and also hosts lectures, workshops and courses on art. It is the second largest public art gallery in the Lower Mainland, so budding artists of all ages will easily be able to find inspiration. The City Centre Library is located near Surrey’s new City Hall, which is expected to be completed by 2013. The facility includes a cafe, several meeting spaces, a computer learning centre, a teen lounge and gaming room, and more reading materials than you could ever hope to read, in a variety of languages. The library and City Hall will one day be joined by a new performing arts centre and civic centre plaza. The youngest residents of Surrey will also be able to dabble in culture with the opening of an Arts Umbrella location in Concord Pacific’s Park Place development. The arts education centre caters to children and youth ages two to 19, and offers a range of classes, including programs in dance, painting, theatre and photography.
Woodbridge Homes’ The Brooklands is just two minutes from SkyTrain, with every City Centre amenity just down the street. One- and two-bedroom homes showcase stainless-steel appliances, gorgeous hand-set tile ﬂooring in the bathrooms and a modern breakfast bar in the kitchen.
Woodbridge Homes’ The Brookland (top two photos) and Concord Paciﬁc’s Park place (bottom two photos) are truly beautiful examples of City Centre real estate.
Parks and playtime When you just need a break from the daily grind, look no farther than Surrey’s City Centre, with it’s huge variety of recreation and leisure activities right on your doorstep. The opportunities start as soon as you step off the SkyTrain at the Surrey Central station. The North Surrey Recreation Centre includes a skating arena, a weight room, a swimming pool, a physiotherapy clinic and a fitness studio, among other amenities. Close by in Tom Binnie Park, the Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre holds a full-court gym. Plans are currently in place to build an outdoor undercover skate and bike park and a lacrosse and hockey box. The park is also home to a turf field and outdoor basketball courts. There are several golf courses in the Surrey area. The closest is Eaglequest at Coyote Creek, which the city describes as the finest mid-length golf course in the Lower Mainland. Holland Park is right beside Central City shopping centre, and includes art installations, water fountains and trails. It hosts a variety of events all year, including the annual Fusion Festival and Movies under the Stars.
Shopping abounds in City Centre
Martin Knowles photo above, submitted photo below
Concord Paciﬁc’s Park Place is just the ﬁrst phase of a community that will eventually encompass nearly 2,300 homes. Located right in the heart of City Centre, the expansive plaza, below, and stunning architecture are combining to making Park Place an iconic part of the city.
Those in need of retail therapy can rejoice! There are plenty of shopping options available in Surrey’s City Centre area. The largest shopping area is the Central City mall, located on King George Boulevard. With over 130 shops, restaurants and services, Central City truly has something for everyone. With a five-storey inner atrium designed by architect Bing Thom, the mall is not only a destination for shoppers. It has appeared in several movies and TV shows, including I, Robot and Smallville. Guildford Town Centre mall is also just minutes away, with its own selection of shops. The mall is currently undergoing a new expansion that is due to open in 2013. Concord Pacific’s Park Place development will also hold its own array of shops on the ground level. The list is rumoured to include a coffee shop and a pharmacy.
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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.
Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.bc.ca
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A34 NewsLeader Friday, January 20, 2012 EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 160
LOOKING TO Expand Your Horizons? Gulf Islands Film School Camps SPRING BREAK Learn from a pro! 1 and 2 week March 11, 18 & 25 Save$$ Earlybird Special til Jan 31 www.giftsfilms.com 1800.813.9993.
ELECTRICIAN. Licensed, local. Low cost. Big&small jobs. Renov. & panel change expert. 604-374-0062
HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC for busy logging company in the Fraser Valley Area. Must have valid BC drivers licence.
Competitive Wages & Beneﬁts After 3 mos. Please fax 604-796-0318 or e-mail: email@example.com
PERSONAL SERVICES 171
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287
NEW WEST ELECTRICIAN Small Jobs. Renovations, Panels. Elec. Heat, Lighting, Repairs. Call (604)591-7621
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
Rooﬁng Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.
Kitchens - Bathrooms New Additions - Flooring Painting - Decks Windows / Doors Stonework - Siding & More
FINANCIAL SERVICES 281
Free Estimates * BBB * WCB * Insured
Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $
LEGAL SERVICES bradsjunkremoval.com
1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com
But Dead Bodies!! 604. .Jim’s Moving Winter Service
HOME CARE CLEANING Services. Will do housekeeping for seniors or persons with disability. 15 Yrs exp. Avail weekdays & Saturdays. Reasonable rates. Ref’s avail. Call: 778-707-0317 or 604-565-3277
GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627
RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly
ARCO DRYWALL Ltd. Board, Tape Texture, Frame. New & Reno’s. 20 yrs exp, free est Mike 604-825-1500
• Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses
A Semi Retired Tradesman. Small fix-it or build it jobs-Burnaby/New West. Richard, 604-377-2480
On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!
HOME IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry, painting, drywall, tiles Quality work - reasonable price Martin 604-521-8715
STUDY.WORK. S .
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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
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 533
WEED FREE Mushroom Manure. 13 yards - $160 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $180. 604-856-8877
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BLOOD HOUND PUPS, CKC reg’d health chk, 2nd vac, micro chipped, 4 fem’s. Liver & Tan. Ready to go. $500. Call 604-574-5788. Cairn Terriers: shots/dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. over 20 yrs of referrals. 604-807-5204 or 604-592-5442
• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331
MISC. FOR SALE
NEED YOUR PRE-ENGINEERED STEEL BUILDING ERECTED? Professional crews available. We service Western Canada. All Brands. Excl references. Call MSC at 1-800-979-2993
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
MATTRESSES staring at $99
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
BEST FIREWOOD 32nd Season & 37,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095
BENGAL CAT beautiful 3.5 year old male, neutered, fully vaccinated, indoor, very friendly, ok w/dogs, must find good home with no other cats and no kids $250 604-820-1603
AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance
From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
604-537-4140 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
Prog r Start am ing Soon !
A-1 PAINTING CO. 604.723.8434 Floors & Finishing. Insured, WCB, Est. 20 Years Exp.
Quality Painting. Guarantee. Free
A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 7yrs
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Swiss Mountain pups, short-hair, family raised, gentle, vet chck, dewormed. Ready. 604-795-7662
MOVING & STORAGE
AFFORDABLE INT/EXT painting. 30 yrs exp. Refs. Free est. Keith 604-433-2279 or 604-777-1223
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1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.
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Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222 INTERIORS: Baths (renos/ repairs) specializing in drywall, doors, flooring, tiling, plumbing, painting, miscellaneous, etc. VERSTILE! EXPERIENCED IN OVER 30 LINES OF WORK! * Quality work * Prompt Service * Fair prices For positive results Call Robert SERVICE CALLS WELCOME
Register for any Sprott-Shaw Community College program between Dec. 1, 2011 - Feb. 29, 2012 and receive up to $1000* towards tuition.
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Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
283A CLEANING SERVICES
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 236
TREE SERVICES A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports
Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET
Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com
www.caliberwest contracting.com 604.764.9594
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
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YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
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3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour (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 Interior Painting. Drywall Repairs. Textured Ceiling Repair. Free Estimates. Call (778)709-1081 Advertise across the lower mainland in the 17 best-read community newspapers. ON THE WEB: bcclassified.com
To apply for this vacancy, please send your résumé by indicating the following reference number HDX-12-016 (Station Attendant (Ramp Attendant)) to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website: www.transat.com
Friday, January 20, 2012 NewsLeader A35 REAL ESTATE 609
Burnaby Condo $455,000 ESPRIT North #1408 - 7325 Arcola Condo w/ mountain view. 2 BR - 2Bath -2 Pkg stalls, storage. sauna and exercise rm. Income $1650. Vacant Brookside Rlty Dave 604-240-3523
** 6960 ELWELL ST ** Near HighGate Mall (formerly known as Middlegate) Quiet, spacious 2 & 1 Bdrms & Bachelor suites. Newly reno’d. Incls: Balcony, prkg, heat & h/wtr
604-525-2661 BURNABY & COQUITLAM
Villa Del Mar 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 778-994-2334 to view. Move in TODAY!
With accessible amenities, in safe family oriented communities of Coquitlam, North Burnaby. Market rents from $875 - $1175 for 2 - 3 bdrm units. Pet friendly.
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.
Subsidies available based on gross houseold income.
Please call 778-994-2334
2 Bedroom Apartment between $26,400 & $32,400
2 Bedroom Townhouse between $33,600 & $38,400
3 Bedroom Townhouse between $36,000 & $42,000
1 & 2 Bdrm quiet bldg near Safeway, dishwasher, storage, heat included.
If your income is between $41,000 and $60,000 you will be qualified for market rent.
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
Quiet & well maintained bldg. Includes heat & hot water. On site manager. Cat okay.
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WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com
We’re looking for carriers! Be part of a GREAT team!
BURNABY. AVAILABLE Now Four bedroom duplex. Rent $2500. Prime location. Call 604 825 2700
CARRIERS NEEDED in Burnaby Boundaries
HOMES FOR RENT
Coquitlam - Totally Reno’d 3 bdrm rancher. Cls to schools & shops. Priv bkyrd. $1650. 604-913-7785 PITT MEADOWS. 2 & 3 bdrm. in family complex. Close to bus, schools & shopping. Ref’s req’d. Small pets okay, $1030/$1134/mo. Avail. immed. 604-465-1938.
748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION BURNABY. SHARED n/s large house in Crest area. Cariboo/Armstrong. Hot tub. $600/mo. Call 778858-0894
UPCOMING AVAILABLE ROUTES
COQUITLAM nr Como Lake 2 bdrm fully tiled, W/D on site Feb 1 NS/NP $1000+1/3 utils. 604-312-3795 NORTH DELTA: Bright, clean 1 bdrm + den bsmt ste. (approx. 600 sf) sep. ent. Incl utils, w/int. shrd lndry, prkg. $650/mo. N/S N/P No parties. Feb. 1st. 778-389-7949 or email@example.com
Burris St - Burns St Sperling Ave - Grifﬁths Ave
Bryant St - Imperial St Sperling Ave - Grifﬁths Ave
Sardis St - Grange St Willingdon Ave - Sussex Ave
COQUITLAM, 3 bdrm., deck., share ldry., prkg., no dogs. N/S. Feb. 1. $1175 mo. 604-937-3534
Buxton St - Maitland St Forglen Dr - Royal Oak Ave
New Westminster, 2 bdrm 1000sf ste all new appls incl W/D. 1 cat OK $1250 incl gas/elec 604-525-6295
Dominion St - Hardwick St Douglas Rd - Godwin Ave
Stanley St - Imperial St Malvern Ave - Walker Ave
Burns St - McBride St Grifﬁths Ave - Salisbury Ave
Jensen Pl - Winston St Lozells Ave - Piper Ave
Government Rd - Winston St Burnlake Dr
Oxford St - Dundas St Boundary Rd - Ingleton Ave
Deliver newspapers on Wednesdays and Fridays in your neighbourhood. Call 604.436.2472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today for more info!
An eas y way to earn extra
PORT COQUITLAM - Newer farmhouse w/ beautiful Mnt. view, full top floor, 1720sf. 3 bdrm. 2 bath. large living, family rm. & kitchen, N/P, N/S, 2 gas F/P, 5 appli. Cls. to amens. scls. & golf course. Fully furnished $2000 or unfurnished $1600. Refs. Req. 778-688-9421
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
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Largest Dealer Group Huge Selection Cars Trucks Vans Suvs. Free delivery BC/AB Best Rates Always Approved. Apply online: autocredit911.com or call Tollfree-1-888-635-9911
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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 #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
CARS - DOMESTIC
2000 BUICK LESABRE LTD. Heat, memory, lumbar, HUD, good cond. Estate sale. $4900. 604-364-1554. 2002 BUICK LESABRE Limited Edition, 115K, grey leather int, fully loaded, new front brakes, 6/cyl, 4/door. $5900. Call 604-807-3996.
GREENHOUSE FOR LEASE for flowering & bedding plants. Retail and wholesale. Fully computerized and automated system. 2.5 acres incl. greenhouse. Approx. 43,000 covered area. 1.5 acres set up for outside use. City water. High traffic area. 5498 Gladwin Rd., Abbts. Call 604-807-3910 for more info.
New West. Crown Manor 430 – 9th Street. 1 bdrm apart, on site ldry, 1 parking spot. Close to shops, all amens, great loc. Heat & hot water incl. $760/m. 604-451-6676
Call (604) 931-2670
DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals
2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING convertible, silver, 84 k’s. auto. Mags. $6795/obo. (604)826-0519
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES Pass through storage, DSI water heater, outside shower, awning, A/C, microwave. $13,283 (Stk.30371) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1996 Honda Accord, auto, 4 dr, red, am/fm/cd, full load, newer tires, lady driven, 197K, $3200. 604-889-5356
1999 CHEVY BLAZER, black, mags 2” lift 4x4, Air Cared, std. new clutch $4995 obo 604-826-0519 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $8000 firm. Call 604-538-4883
AUTOS: To buy or sell your car, truck, RV, van, 4x4 or trailer - this category has it all. You’ll also find automotive supplies and classic cars for sale, or you can list the vehicle you’re seeking. call 604.575.5555
1997 MERCEDES E420, all options, mint, garage kept. 118,000 kms. $7200 firm. 604-805-4545.
A/C, microwave, slideout, DSI water heater, awning, $4000 in savings! $14,983 (stk.28226A) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
1996 TOYOTA Avalon XLS, loaded, auto, 175 K, new tires, batt., leather,3L V6, $5400 obo.604-812-1278
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.
1 Bedrooms available near Lougheed Mall and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Refs required.
Call 604- 522-5230
Welcome Home !
Bachelor, 1, 2 & 3 bdrm suites for rent. Includes heat / hot water and cable. Close to Massey Theatre, Douglas College, Royal City Mall.
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Secure parking available. For viewing call:
Call for showing 604-931-4014 www.aptrentals.net
Metro Vancouver Housing Co-operation.
Super Clean ONE Bedrooms
Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231
2008 TRAIL CRUISER 26QBS
BLUE MOUNTAIN APT 1 & 2 Bdrm close to trans & shop with dishwasher, fireplace, heat included.
For further info call 604-451-6075 to view
Call 604- 521-3448
If your income is lower than these ranges call BC Housing 604-433-2218
Well maintained 2 bdrms with 1.5 washroom. 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....
6985 Walker Ave
HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
COQ/3 bdrm 533 Cottonwood, reno’d, adult bldg. quiet, N/P, secure. $1165/m incls. Heat & H/W. Feb 1. Crime-Free. 604-937-7812
Spacious 2 & 3 Bdrm T/hses 2 Bdrm Apartments
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
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WE BUY HOMES BC The OLDER. The DIRTIER. The BETTER. Flexible Terms. Quick Closing. Call us First! 604.657.9422
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
TRUCKS & VANS
1998 PONTIAC TRANSPORT, 7 pass., great cond., green, $2000. 604-530-3931, 866-3931 1999 CHEVY VENTURE, white, auto, rebuilt trans, head gasket, new brakes, $2495. (604)826-0519 2003 CHEV AVALANCHE, auto., 4x4, white, loaded with options. $10,000 firm (604)538-9257 2006 FORD F350 FX4 Diesel Lariat, full load. Leather etc. Over $10,000 in recent repairs- with receipts - Tires, brakes, shocks etc. No acc. $18,900/obo. (778)3224593 or 778-893-4866
A36 NewsLeader Friday, January 20, 2012
PUT YOUR FAMILY FIRST We believe that sharing time with your family and friends is important.That’s why, at Firma, we have created large open living spaces perfect for hosting those big family dinners. 1 bedroom – 722 sqft up to 3 bedrooms – 1,334 sqft SALES + OCCUPANCY COMMENCE MARCH 2012
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Complete January 20, 2012 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader newspaper as it appeared in print. For more online, all the time, see www.burnabyn...
Published on Jan 20, 2012
Complete January 20, 2012 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader newspaper as it appeared in print. For more online, all the time, see www.burnabyn...