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MARCH 9 2012

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A portion of Kinder Morgan pipeline where it crosses the Fraser River in South Burnaby.

Pipeline plan ‘sneaking under radar’ Twinning existing pipeline pushed yes to support the pipeline, then I realized it passed through my could be easier sell than backyard so now I want to vote no,” other proposals Wanda Chow

The woman on the other line was concerned. A Kamloops resident, she had called the of¿ce of BurnabyDouglas MP Kennedy Stewart after participating in a telephone survey he had commissioned to gauge support for a potential twinning of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. She said, “When you phoned, I

said Stewart, the New Democrats’ associate critic of natural resources. It’s an anecdote that explains part of the concern over the proposal, for which Kinder Morgan has yet to of¿cially make an application to the National Energy Board (NEB). The Trans Mountain pipeline carries crude oil and ¿nished oil products and runs between Edmonton and Burnaby, with a branch line to re¿neries in northern Washington State. There’s little understanding of

what expanding the pipeline means, with some people thinking it’s just a matter of installing pumps to increase capacity, Stewart said. In actual fact, such a project would require excavating the right-of-way where the pipeline runs, with a construction safety zone of about 300 feet, “which is like a four-lane highway.” Stewart asked the NEB at hearings on the subject in Ottawa whether expropriation of additional land would be required. They replied that it’s “very rare,” he said, but most of the time in Canada, pipelines don’t run through densely populated urban

areas. But in Burnaby, the pipeline in the Forest Grove neighbourhood “passes within a few meters of co-ops in the area,” he said, noting that Kinder Morgan’s proposed twinned pipeline may not follow the same route as the existing one in some areas. The fact the pipeline is underground and has been there as long as most people can remember, is part of the issue: people simply aren’t aware it’s there and what the potential impacts are if it’s expanded. Please see ‘HUMAN ERROR’, A3




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Burnaby teachers were “encouraged” by the public response to its three-day job action this week, said Richard Storch, president of the Burnaby Teachers’ Association. Teachers walked out Monday to Wednesday, in response to the provincial government’s plan to legislate an end to any further job action. Since September, teachers have been refusing to do administrative duties, to meet with administration or produce report cards. While they were not allowed to form picket lines, teachers did carry signs and hand out information at their “leaÀet lines.” The spirits are very good on the lines, Storch said Wednesday, thankful the wet, windy weather of Monday morning didn’t continue. “The thing that’s really buoyed our members’ spirits has been the honking, the support from parents and the public, especially in certain schools there’s been lots of parents bringing hot chocolate and tea, baked goods and things, just similar to what happened in 2005.” Please see ‘WE ARE’, A4

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‘Human error is the No. 1 cause of oil spills’ West said that would result in a massive expansion of oil tanker traf¿c in Burrard Inlet. In 2005, the year Kinder Morgan bought the pipeline, it ¿lled 22 tankers. That has since grown to up to 70 per year, with an estimate of 280 by 2015-2016. He noted that if the proposal goes ahead, it’s expected that supertankers will be used, that can each carry upwards of two million barrels of oil. “Every additional tanker is a new threat of an oil spill,” said West, who noted that even double-hulled tankers have ruptured and spilled their contents. Port Metro Vancouver is considering dredging Second Narrows to accommodate the larger ships with heavier loads. West added that Kinder Morgan would also require additional storage capacity at its tank farm if the pipeline expansion is approved. As for newer pipeline technology and infrastructure being an improvement over that of decades ago, he said, “They’re de¿nitely less bad, but there’s no such thing as safe because human error can Lexa Hobenshield, Kinder Morgan Canada make anything We will undertake extensive environmental, socio-economic and other assessments and an unsafe ... Human open and thorough engagement process with error is the No. 1 communities along the pipeline route ... cause of oil spills. “I think it’s to be When the organization went expected there will be incidents,” door-knocking in Burnaby, he said said West. many residents were not aware that “If you just look at the last the Trans Mountain pipeline has month, there was the rupture at the already twinned sections to expand storage tank on Sumas Mountain capacity in recent years. and then a week later there was an The current discussion is to explosion at the other end of the expand it from a current capacity of pipeline that goes to the re¿nery in 300,000 barrels per day to 600,000 Washington state.” barrels daily, something that Indeed, the NEB’s most recent received strong support from export report released in December states customers in a test of the market that in 2009 there were ¿ve pipeline recently. ruptures in Canada, three in


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form an of¿cial opinion until he learns more details, but “so far it’s not looking good.” Corrigan said what’s worse is a seeming inequity between provinces. “One of the biggest problems of being the corridor for Alberta oil is that Albertans make a lot of money out of this, and British Columbians take a lot of the potential environmental impacts but get very little out of it.” CHEVRON A LOCAL SUPPLIER

The existing Trans Mountain Pipeline stretches from Edmonton to Burnaby, with a branch line to northern Washington State.

and security of the pipeline. It’s also concerned about the potential environmental impact, noting the Westridge spill is “minimal compared to the things that could happen.” From an economic standpoint, “Canada is importing oil on the east coast and exporting oil on the west coast, that doesn’t make sense to a lot of Canadian people,” Corrigan said. “We want to be energy selfsuf¿cient,” he said, noting that there are concerns that Chevron, the Lower Mainland’s only re¿nery, could close and jobs could be lost. “There’s a multitude of issues and most of it has yet to be discussed,” he said. “I think it’s Àying under the radar right now, I think intentionally so.” And without signi¿cant opposition to it, the National Energy Board is likely to approve it, said Corrigan, who has yet to

Ontario, one in Alberta and one in British Columbia. On average there are 1.9 ruptures on NEB-regulated pipelines each year. There were 83 pipeline incidents reported to the NEB that year, nearly double the 10-year average of 45.1, and included the release of 7,837 barrels of liquid hydrocarbons. A LOCAL EXAMPLE

Burnaby residents need look no further than the Westridge neighbourhood which had crude oil showered on it when the pipeline was ruptured in 2007 after a city contractor struck it during sewer line construction. The incident highlighted the pipeline issue to city hall, said Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan, so the proposal has it concerned about direct issues involving possible land use and expropriation, emergency procedures, and safety

Stewart said while some may not like having the Chevron re¿nery in North Burnaby, without it, we would be importing all our gasoline in the Lower Mainland. And the fact that Chevron would have to compete with companies in China or elsewhere for an adequate supply of crude oil for its re¿nery could put that operation at risk, he said. Ray Lord, spokesman for Chevron’s Burnaby re¿nery, said it supplies 30 per cent of the Lower Mainland’s transportation fuel, 25 per cent of its diesel and 40 per cent of the jet fuel used at Vancouver International Airport. It is now the last of four original re¿neries in the region, after the other three companies decided to rely on their re¿neries in Alberta to supply the B.C. market. Chevron employs 250 people at the re¿nery directly, plus an additional 100 to 200 specialized contractors and tradespeople, he said. If Chevron, whose only Canadian presence is in B.C., has to close its Burnaby re¿nery, the Lower Mainland’s fuel needs would have to be served by transporting it by pipeline from Alberta, or by truck, rail or ship from the U.S., Lord said. Please see SPRING, A4






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DANGER OF HUMAN ERROR The fact the pipeline that Kinder Morgan proposes to expand is in an existing right-of-way certainly appears to improve its chances of being approved by regulatory bodies, said Ben West, a campaigner for the Wilderness Committee, a non-pro¿t environmental group. “It seems to me like Kinder Morgan has been trying to sneak under the radar, basically, because they’ve got an existing pipeline in an existing right-of-way,” he said, which gives the company a “pretty attractive position.” With Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline proposal in northern B.C. and TransCanada Pipeline’s Keystone XL pipeline proposal through the U.S. looking like they’re “in trouble,” West said, “I don’t think anybody is happier than [Kinder Morgan CEO and co-founder] Richard Kinder.” The Wilderness Committee’s “goal is to shine a light on it,” he added.






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Chevron’s reÂżnery currently processes about 55,000 barrels of crude oil daily. Lord noted that what it uses, conventional light sweet crude or synthetic crude, is different from the bitumen—a thicker product from one step earlier in the process that needs additives to allow it to Ă€ow in the pipeline—which is what’s being discussed as what would be headed to China through the twinned pipeline. Chevron has been one of the original customers for the pipeline since it was built in the 1950s. “It is the signiÂżcant source of our crude, in addition to other methods we could use to get crude oil in here to our reÂżnery, which could include truck, rail and marine ships.â€? As for talk that the expanded pipeline could, ironically, put Chevron’s crude supply at risk, Lord said, “The [company’s] interest is in the ongoing access to crude at prices that allow us to produce the products we do for our customers at competitive prices.â€? ANNOUNCEMENT IN SPRING




For its part, Kinder Morgan Canada says it’s in the early stages of its expansion proposal. On Feb. 21, it announced it was “encouraged by the positive commercial response we received from our customers for a proposal to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline system,â€? said Lexa Hobenshield, its manager of external relations, in an email. “Our next step is to prepare initial project designs and determine the scope and requirements of the proposed project. We anticipate making an announcement on the scope of the proposed project later this spring.â€? Following that, it will be 18 to 24 months before it Âżles a comprehensive application with the NEB to initiate the required

regulatory review. “We will undertake extensive environmental, socio-economic and other assessments and an open and thorough engagement process with communities along the pipeline route and the marine corridor as well as First Nations, industry, governments, and non-government organizations,â€? Hobenshield said. “We will be transparent in following up on how we have considered and incorporated input received.â€? She conÂżrmed there are places along the existing right-of-way where the route of the new pipe would need to change due to factors such as “urban inÂżllâ€? and it “will be engaged with our landowners in discussions about routing in the coming months.â€? As for safety, she said, “The Trans Mountain pipeline has a safe and efÂżcient track record.â€? Pipelines are the safest and most efÂżcient way to transport large volumes of crude oil and natural gas over land, she said, adding the company has also been “safely loading oil tankers at Westridge Marine Terminal for almost 60 years.â€? Kinder Morgan has also actively participated in a Âżve-year process to strengthen existing safety procedures for navigation of Second Narrows. “In our business, we don’t own the product we transport nor the vessels that visit our marine terminal. We are, in essence, the taxi or railroad for our products. We respond to the market. The market tells us where they want to move their product, and then we work with others like the port authority and the B.C. Coast Pilots to ensure that this is done as safely as possible. “Canadian producers are looking for more markets, beyond the Canadian and U.S. markets so we see growth in exports. Canada is an exporting and trading country. If oil is moving to markets outside of Canada we want to provide a very safe, reliable option for that to occur.â€?

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Despite the lack of picket lines, members from other unions, including the Canadian Union of Public Employees, have been joining BTA members on the line during lunch hours or after school on their own time. A number of BTA members also attended the rally with thousands of others on the lawn of the legislature in Victoria Tuesday. “That was a very positive experience, very invigorating, very encouraging,â€? he said. “The picture is emerging that we are not alone in this struggle. In fact, there are many other unions who are involved in this struggle and it felt very supportive.â€? Teachers were to return to work on Thursday, under the same job action restrictions that they’ve been using since the start of the school year. On Friday, the B.C. Teachers’ Federation is organizing a provincewide vote among teachers on the next steps in the job action. On Wednesday, Storch still did not know the wording of the question teachers would be voting on, and noted that job action could be affected by the different school districts’ varying spring break schedules, with some, such as Vancouver, starting next week, and others not Âżnishing until the end of March. Any further teacher walkouts, if any, would be preceded by plenty of notice to allow parents to make alternate arrangements, he said. As for whether this week’s walkouts had an impact on the provincial government’s stance, Storch said with a laugh, “Well, I think they can’t say they haven’t heard from us. I mean, I think that rally right in front of the building with them sitting in the legislature doing the business of the government is a good example of how they can’t ignore the situation.â€?

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Fur lovers from as far away as Poland will be gathering at the Executive Inn and Conference Centre in Burnaby this weekend. But organizers won’t have to keep an eye out for paint-bomb wielding protesters from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Not only are the furs these conventioneers like to wear synthetic, they’re already coloured vibrant hues of purple, orange, green and even pink. VancouFur is the Âżrst convention in the Lower Mainland of anthropomorphic animals. In other words, people who like to dress in colourful, furry mascot costumes. Like Alex March, 23. Her interest in anthropomorphic creatures, or “furriesâ€? as they call themselves, was borne from her love for animĂŠ. She watched Japanese cartoons such as Pokemon and Sailor Moon and read the comics. When she attended her Âżrst animĂŠ convention in 2004, she encountered other fans who liked to take on the persona of their favourite characters, donning ears or whiskers, a tail or paws. Her Âżrst experience in a full-on costume was as Art, the Joe Averagedesigned mascot for the Shadbolt Centre. “It’s the worst costume you can ever wear,â€? says March. “It was a heavy, sweaty, gross workout.â€? But the smiles from kids made it worthwhile. She borrowed a costume from RainRat, a local designer and costume builder well-known in the furry community, and started attending loosely organized events like house parties, a monthly bowling meet and ice skating at Robson Square. “We like to costume and we take any excuse to costume,â€? says March, who used to teach preschool and worked in a daycare. It can be an expensive hobby. A do-it-yourself costume can cost about $500 in materials plus the time to design and sew it. Getting one made can run $1,500 up to $10,000 depending on the costume’s complexity. One renowned costume designer, Thumper, is the guest of honour at VancouFur. Of the more than 200 delegates from around British Columbia, the

PaciÂżc Northwest and as far away as England and Poland convention chair Coal Silvermuzzle says have already registered, only a fraction will be in costume. They’ll be able to participate in a costume parade, the “fursuit games,â€? a variety show and game shows. There will also be panel discussions on building costumes, creating a character, drawing furries and Âżction writing as well a dealers’ expo and an art show. Proceeds from the convention will help out Husky Rescue and Paws for a Cause. But mostly the event is about sharing their common love for taking on alternate identities, says Silvermuzzle. “It’s a very close-knit community. We want to help people understand more of what we’re about.â€? “It’s about what you want to be,â€? says March. “It’s a license to express yourself. You can be sillier. When you wear the costume, your IQ drops to two.â€? For more information about VancouFur go to

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Energizing labour Will the teachers’ strike morph into a 2012 version of Operation Solidarity, the 1983 labour-led protest that brought B.C. to the brink of a general strike? While there are some similarities, it isn’t too likely — despite the rhetoric of labour leaders. In 1983, the Social Credit government of Bill Bennett brought in a sweeping program of government economy, and took a few direct pokes at some bodies it did not like, such as the rent review of¿ce and the human rights commission, under the “restraint” theme. This occurred shortly after an election, during which Bennett campaigned that, if elected, there would be some attempt to curb spending. When the whole program was introduced in a sweeping series of bills, organized labour and many community organizations were appalled. They quickly put together an action plan that included a series of protests and strikes, with the ¿nal step before a planned general strike of all unionized employees being a week-long illegal walkout by teachers. Operation Solidarity did succeed in getting the Bennett government to back down on a few fronts, notably a plan to ¿re government employees without cause and gut contracts with its unionized workers. The level of anger at the provincial government was far higher in 1983 than it is today. Operation Solidarity attracted 40,000 people to a rally at Empire Stadium and 60,000 people protested outside a Social Credit convention. It is highly unlikely that the teachers could attract that level of support. Most workers, including government workers, are not getting raises. However, the BC Liberal government has clearly angered not just the BCTF, but much of organized labour. It has given the labour movement renewed energy and passion. —Black Press

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an golf save the world? Not likely, but Hal Eremko believes by teaching the game, its rules and culture, to young people, he can give them the tools to make them leaders of tomorrow. Eremko is the City of Burnaby’s head golf professional. For the past eight years he and his team of pros from Riverway and Burnaby Mountain golf clubs have been taking their clubs, putters and special limited Àight balls to school gyms around the city, introducing Grade 5 students to the sport.

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“There’s no hiding from your score,” says Eremko. “You’re calling your own fouls. You have to be honest with yourself.” Golf can also help build self esteem in kids who might otherwise be struggling to keep pace with their peers in gym class. “It wakes up the kids who may not be Hal Eremko, Burnaby’s head golf pro as developed You’re calling your own fouls. You have to be physically or honest with yourself. who aren’t picked for any of the teams,” But it’s about much more than says Eremko, who notes it’s backswings and bogeys, says often the quiet students who’ve Eremko. The solo pursuit of hitting been paying attention that end up a ball hundreds of yards towards a winning the putting contest that small hole embedded into a patch conclude the sessions. “We teach of manicured grass leaves no them about touch, not strength.” excuses. Honesty, integrity, con¿dence;


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all elements of leadership. The Reach Out golf program started with $1,000 from British Columbia Golf and continues as funding allows. This year it got a big boost from Callaway Golf Canada which supplied clubs. The program also helps keep Eremko’s pros employed during winter months when they might otherwise be laid off. “We couldn’t be happier to support Hal with the work he is doing,” says Kathy Gook, the director of school golf at BC Golf, in a press release. “Our objective is to expose golf to as many children as possible, something Burnaby’s program assists us with.” Eremko ¿gures more than 2,000 students have had the chance to learn about the game from a PowerPoint presentation designed by Leslie MacDonald-Rogers of the city’s golf operations, then hit a few balls that have the same heft and satisfying thwack of a regular golf ball but only travel a few feet. “When they hit it, there’s a real wow factor,” says Eremko, who’s hoping to reach up to 25











classrooms this year by the time the program wraps up at the end of March. Reach Out targets Grade 5 students so, if they’re really enthusiastic, they can take advantage of their city-issued Be Active pass to rent clubs and hit a bucket of balls at one of Burnaby’s two driving ranges, perhaps play out a few putts on the practice greens. It doesn’t happen often, says Eremko, who also runs a follow-up program for Grade 10 students and is developing a program for Grade 7 students as well. He expects the real payoff will come when the kids get older. “The skill sets we teach them aren’t really cool until they start to go to work. Once they’re in the business world, they can’t play rugby with clients.” To ¿nd out how to get your school involved in the Reach Out golf program, go to www. or email Hal Eremko at hal.eremko@burnaby. ca.

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Dancing can bring us all together I am a Confederation Park elementary student who participated in the “Born This Way” anti-bullying YouTube video. I think that the song “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga brings out a wonderful message for bullies and the people who are being bullied today. It tells people that they don’t have to be scared or ashamed of themselves because they’re different or have disabilities. Lady Gaga is inappropriate and her videos are pretty odd but that doesn’t mean children can’t learn or dance to one of her songs. I think it is very important to learn about different people now because I am going to see people when I get older that have disabilities or differences and I will know how to react in a proper way. I think that dancing is an important thing because it lets you express your feelings and tell a story with your body. It is also important because lots of people have disabilities. They can’t express themselves orally or write properly and that would not be fair because they will not be able to

participate. If we dance, everyone can participate. No matter if we’re overweight, underweight or can’t dance— everyone can learn how. Natalia Tewfik Burnaby

GREAT STAFF AT BURNABY HOSPITAL There’s no doubt Burnaby Hospital received its share of publicity in last week’s local papers. But all is not lost. Last Saturday I spent over seven hours in the emergency department. During that time I was given the best of care by the dedicated nurses and doctors. I was impressed by their commitment to the many patients, and during that seven hours I did not see one person take a break. They grabbed a coffee on the run and carried on. Sure there are problems at Burnaby Hospital but I am sure that with dedicated professionals such as those I met, they will be overcome. Dave Sutherland Burnaby

SIZE MATTERS, GEORGE I heard Education Minister George Abbott on the radio saying he taught 37-60 students in his Capilano University political science class. He feels that class size doesn’t matter. The fact that he would even make such an odious comparison makes me wonder about his ¿tness for the education portfolio. To start with, those are students who have met the admission requirements for college—not kindergarten students. Secondly, he did not provide the kind of continuous feedback and support that is a key component of elementary and high school teaching. Thirdly, what was his teaching load? I doubt that he taught more than 10-12 hours per week. Last week, I took students from Burnaby North to a competition at St. John’s school. One of the ¿rst things I noticed is how few chairs there were in the classrooms! Private schools’ websites always proudly promote their low class sizes (between 10 and 20 for most private schools).

Since 2002, teachers’ ability to regulate the size of their classes and their composition has been eroded by imposed contracts. This must stop. I don’t want to be on strike, but I’m leaÀeting instead of teaching for three days this week to draw attention to the fact that the elimination of any contract language around class size and composition is harming the children of B.C. Donna Morgan Teacher, Burnaby North

INVESTING IN FUTURE The B.C. government’s “netzero” mandate really shows what they think public education is: a business. Only in a business does money in have to equal or be greater than money out. Christy Clark needs to think of education as more an investment. Money used to teach that Grade 1 student his or her alphabet will not be immediately returned. It will take another 11 years until they graduate, and if that student decides to pursue post-secondary education, it may be another two to eight years

before that student becomes a part of the workforce, and that investment begins to be returned. If the government wants to think of public education as a business, then why not give it the same standards of private education which is, more or less, a business? This all comes down to respecting teachers, and the work they do. You must know some people who were educated in public schools. Where would they be now if it weren’t for the education given to them by the teachers? Where would any of us be? I don’t think I would be pursuing a career in engineering if it weren’t for the help and support of several teachers in high school, and if it weren’t for the love of English that many other teachers put into me, I doubt I would be pursuing English literature in my spare time. Teachers can help us become the people we aspire to be, but only if they have the resources to do so. Right now, being a teacher is a labour of love—but it is about time that they are recognized for their efforts. Anne Simonen, Burnaby Exclusive Offer Available at:


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Danny Kozak has worked in dirt his whole life. His father was the head gardener for the Vancouver school board, so Kozak spent a lot of time as a child pushing his toy tractors through plots of black soil. Now he drives life-size tractors as a heavy equipment operator. So it’s little wonder he can’t wait to start digging around in the 400 square foot plot he’s maintained in the backyard of his Cariboo Heights home for 20 years. It’s a passion he indulges for a few moments to a few hours every day from the time he turns the ¿rst load of mushroom manure in the spring to the last radish or lettuce leaf he plucks in the fall. For the past three years he’s been sharing the fruits of his labour with families who may not be able to afford the fresh

vegetables they need through Plant a Row, Grow a Row. The program encourages gardeners in Burnaby and New Westminster to plant an extra row in their gardens for a harvest that can be donated to the New Westminster Food Bank. Kozak says helping out is even easier than that, since his garden produces more cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, onions and radishes than his own family and even his neighbours could ever hope to eat. “It’s a blessing I have a place to give my vegetables to because you know they’re being used, they’re not going to rot in someone’s refrigerator,� says Kozak, who learned about the program from his son Ryan, who attends St. Thomas More Collegiate, where it’s based and where participants can drop their bounty during growing season. Kozak owes his gardening success to a lot of trial and error, and sage advice from some of his Italian co-workers, who seem to have the gift for growing hardwired in their genes.

“They know when to turn the dirt so it doesn’t tighten up,â€? says Kozak, who turns over his soil three times before planting. And while building a grid of concrete walkways between his beds may seem like a lot of work, to a wisened gardener like Kozak, it not only affords him easier access to his plants, the concrete warmed by the sun also helps keep the slugs away. As he looks up to the slate sky threatening snow, Kozak smacks his lips in anticipation of that Âżrst warm tomato, seasoned with a dash of salt. “I think about it all winter,â€? he says, smiling. • Plant a Row, Grow a Row will be hosting its 13th annual Spring Gardeners’ Party on March 15, at 6 p.m. at St. Thomas More. Experts like Brian Minter, the organization’s national spokesperson, and Lee Valley Tools’ June Hewko will be among the experts on hand to dispense advice. Admission is free, although donations of non-perishable food items for the Food Bank are appreciated.

Two more locals charged in riot case Crown counsel has approved 18 more charges against seven suspects in the Stanley Cup riot last June, including two Burnaby youth. Two 16-year-old Burnaby residents, a boy and a girl, have each been charged with participating in a riot and mischief. As suspected young offenders, their names are being withheld. Crown has now approved a

total of 171 criminal charges against 64 suspected rioters. Meanwhile, the Integrated Riot Investigation Team (IRIT) continues to recommend charges against suspects, including a 24-year-old man from Burnaby. The man is accused of being involved in the attack on Good Samaritan Robert Mackay, allegedly punching him from behind and kicking him as he lay on the ground.

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Michelle Murray, the executive director of Keep A Breast Canada, gets a little pampering from Linh Nguyen, the manager at Trinity Salon and Spa, which will be hosting a Treasure Chest event on Monday, March 12 for breast cancer survivors to get a plaster cast made of their breasts as well as a manicure. MARIO BARTEL NEWSLEADER

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Art has a way of getting people to talk. Which is just what Michelle Murray hopes will happen with the Treasure Chest Spa Day being held at the Trinity Salon and Spa in Burnaby on Monday, March 12. Murray is executive director of Keep A Breast Canada, a registered charity that seeks to educate women about breast cancer, its prevention and detection as well as support for its survivors. She’s organized the ¿rst Treasure Chest event to be held in the Lower Mainland as a way to empower breast cancer survivors as well as those women currently battling the disease to talk about their experiences and perhaps feel better about themselves. The spa day, which is open to women who’ve been newly diagnosed with breast cancer or who have survived its ravages, achieves this with a little pampering and a team of skilled volunteers who will make plaster breast casts that can be painted, decorated and displayed as works of art. By committing their torsos to ¿ve or six layers of gauze strips slathered in wet, gooey plaster, Murray says women have a chance to share their stories as well as forever capture a moment in their journey back to health.

“It changes the way people look at breasts and breast cancer,” says Murray. “Women are more than just their breasts.” Some women paint their casts themselves, some get them painted by artists, and some will enlist their children in the decorating as a way to open a conversation with them about the

disease, says Murray. And when they’re done, many will proudly display them in their homes, further breaking down barriers. “People don’t see (the breast cast) as threatening because it’s so beautiful,” says Murray. “People share more now. It’s okay for others to know they’ve had breast cancer.”

Treasure Chest takes place Monday, March 12, noon to 3 p.m. at Trinity Salon and Spa, 4138 Dawson St., Burnaby. It’s open to breast cancer survivors or those recently diagnosed, but space is limited. For more information, contact Kirsten Woo at kirstenwoo@hotmail. com.

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included in the $6.50 admission fee for this special event. The museum is open noon to 4 p.m. daily, with performances at 1 and 2:30 p.m. On Monday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 20, the Elwoodettes Marionettes perform their Easter show, The Egg Detector. Neale Bacon and his Crazy Critters will perform on Wednesday, March 21, re-interpreting the vaudevillestyle art of ventriloquism for modern families. Miryana Heath performs The Princess and the Pea on Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23. Heath’s show combines lavish costumes, classical music and beautiful puppets. On Saturday, March 24, the Lost and Found Puppet Co. will

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be performing Just Enough, a 40-minute show based on a traditional Jewish folktale. The lively and interactive performances of musical ventriloquist Kellie Haines will be featured on Sunday, March 25. Monday through Friday, a Spring Break Heritage Adventure Camp will be held for children ages six to nine. The camp includes an exploration of the 1920s heritage village, as well puppet-related activities. Pre-registration is required. Further information on spring break programs at the Burnaby Village Museum is available on the museum’s website at www.

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Musical ventriloquist Kellie Haines will be one of the performers at the Burnaby Village Museum’s spring break this March 19-25.

New Residential Construction Guide Benefits Homeowners and Builders Homeowners have a new tool at their fingertipss to help them better understand how warranty providers evaluate claims for possible design, labour or material defects in new homes. The Residential Construction Performance Guide is the newest online resource available on the provincial Homeowner Protection Office website at It explains how homes covered by home warranty insurance should perform. Every new home built for sale by a licensed residential builder in B.C. is protected by mandatory third-party home warranty insurance. It’s the strongest system of construction defect insurance in Canada. “For most consumers, buying a new home is one of the largest financial investments they will make. So it’s essential that homebuyers can make that investment with confidence, knowing that they will not be faced with additional expenses to repair defects after they move in,” said Tony Gioventu, executive director of the Condominium Home Owners’ Association and an advocate for consumer protection. This simple, practical guide is easy to use. It outlines more than 200 possible defects that are searchable online. This includes the most common defect claims that might be submitted under a home warranty insurance policy – from windows that malfunction, to driveway or interior concrete floors that have cracked, to siding that has buckled. Designed primarily for conventional low-rise, wood-frame homes, the guide also provides some helpful guidelines for the common property of multi-unit buildings. Builders can also use the guide to help ensure that they deliver high performance homes.

ARTS & CULTURE Renée Van Halm: Cross-Cutting/Inside O u t : Burnaby Art Gallery presents the first survey of Renée Van Halm’s work. The exhibition explores the artist’s interest in the role architecture plays in shaping our physical and social interactions. When: runs to April 8, 12 p.m. Where: Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Info: www.

Tenugui-Design Excellence in Japanese Daily Life: Showcasing the roots of the unique art form of designing the multi-purpose traditional textile. When: Jan. 13 to March 24. Where: National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby. Info: 604-7777000 or Burnaby Artist Guild: We l c o m e s new members interested in painting, beginners or established painters. When: Meetings held each Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Info: Judy Smith, 604-682-6720.

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Inner Peace Movement of Canada: Mandana Rastan, a leader with the Inner Peace Movement of Canada, will present a seminar about the inner security, joy and success that come from trusting your intuition. When: Tuesday, March 13, 7:30 p.m. Where: Holiday Inn Express Metrotown, 4405 Central Boulevard, Burnaby. Cost: $16 at the door. Info: www. innerpeacemovement. ca.

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A City of Burnaby community planner will speak on the positive growth in and plans for the Royal Oak Plan Area. When: Wednesday, March 14, 7-9 p.m. Where: Windsor Community Learning Centre, 6907 Gilley Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-786-2452 or

guest speakers from the City of Burnaby archives and Burnaby Village Museum. When: Wednesday, March 14, 7 p.m. Where: McGill Branch, Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St., Burnaby. Free but space limited. Info or to register: 604 2998955 or in person at the library.

History in the Heights: Learn about the early pioneers of Burnaby Heights and how to research information on neighbourhood including the history of heritage homes, churches and businesses. The Burnaby Heights Neighbourhood Association presents

Spring Party for Plant a Row, Grow a Row: Learn more about planting an extra row of vegetables to donate to the food bank. Well known local experts including Brian Minter and Conway Lum, and will give valuable tips on growing fruits and vegetables. There will be refreshments and door prizes from West Coast Seeds and GardenWise Magazine. When: Thursday, March 15, 6 p.m. Where: St. Thomas More Collegiate, 7450 12th Ave., Burnaby. Admission free, but a donation would be appreciated of a nonperishable food item for the food bank.

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Country Legends – A Tribute to Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash: Sara-Jeanne Hosie has received many glowing reviews for her amazing rendition of Patsy Cline. David James & Big River is North America’s favourite Johnny Cash tribute act performing all of the hits spanning five decades of Johnny’s career. When: Thursday, March 15, 7:30 p.m. Where: Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New Westminster. Tickets: $44 at 604-521-5050 or www.masseytheatre. com.

Safe Harbour workshop: The Safe Harbour: Respect for All Program invites local businesses, agencies and public institutions to make an on-going commitment to providing equitable service to all community members in a proactive and visible way to welcome all forms of diversity. Workshops a re i n t e n d e d f o r managers, frontline staff and customer service. Topics include exploring stereotyping and assumptions, how to create welcome and inclusive workplaces and how to address discrimination. When: Friday, March 16, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Where: Vancity – South Slope Branch, 7384 Market Crossing, Burnaby. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: March 15. Register: Branka at 604431-0400 or Branka@ Info: www.

Jan Ken Pon! Family Games Day: Bring yo u r ch i l d r e n t o experience over 20 traditional Japanese heritage games and toys at National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre. When: Saturday, March 17, 1-4 p.m. Where: National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cr., Burnaby. Tickets: $5 for child, accompanying adults are free. Info and tickets: 604-777-7000 or

Pancakes, Sausages & OJ Breakfast: Come and enjoy this breakfast put on by St. Barnabas Church. The event is by donation. When: Saturday, March 17, 8:30-11 a.m. Where: St. Barnabas Church, 1010 5th Ave., New Westminster.

Pancake breakfast: The New Westminster Lions Club is hosting a pancake breakfast. When: Saturday March 17, 8:30 to 11 a.m. Where: St. Barnabas Church, 1010 5th Ave., New Westminster. Cost: By donation.

Fresco: Come see this production about this little-known event global event that shaped the Italian Canadian landscape in Western Canada. When: Wednesday, March 21- Saturday, March 24, 8 p.m. Where: James Cowan T h e a t re, S h a d b o l t Centre, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Tickets: $15. Info and tickets: www.shadboltcentre. com or 604-205-3000.

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Big man on South campus off to big city Rebels post Nick Irvine to play for University of Toronto Blues next season Grant Granger

Before beginning Grade 12 last September, Burnaby South’s big man on campus and the hardwood, Nick Irvine, wasn’t getting a lot of love from the university hoops programs in this neck of the woods. Then, out of the blue, he got a call from University of Toronto Blues assistant coach Mike De Giorgio saying they were interested in him. Irvine’s reaction was, “Wow! Somebody from across the country wants me.” The two kept in touch and Irvine Àew east for a visit to the campus. Now the 6-foot-7 Rebels post is committed to play in the centre of the universe starting next season. To Irvine, it was the right ¿t. He’s a big city kind of guy, and he preferred the idea of getting out of town to spread his wings when he went to university. “There’s nothing better than the biggest city in Canada. I love the campus, it’s right in the middle of downtown, everything’s close. It was perfect,” says Irvine, who also consider an offer from McGill University in Montreal, another strong academic school located in the downtown of a large metropolis “It would be a good experience for me to get out and live on my own, and get to see another part of Canada.” His 91 per cent average in the classroom was a big plus. That made it possible to get into a school that has one of the highest, if not the highest, academic standards in the country. “One of the things I did want to look for when I go to play post-secondary I wanted

education and Toronto was tops,” says Irvine, who intends to take life sciences with the possible end goal of becoming a pharmacist. His height helped, too. “I’m tall. A lot of their posts are graduating so they’re looking for ¿rst years to come in,” says Irvine. This past season, Irvine averaged 29 points and 13.5 rebounds a game. He realizes with so many big boys at the university level he might be better suited for a forward position instead of being the man in the middle. “I won’t be tall, I’ll pretty much ¿t in so I have to work on my perimeter skills a bit. I need to beef up,” says Irvine. “I do have a bit of an outside shot, but I want to expand it a bit more because it creates a bit of mismatches.” The Rebels began last season ranked in the top 10 in the province, but ended it by not making it to the provincial AAA championship in Langley next week. “Last year with our team we felt we were best and came up short at the wrong time,” says Irvine. “We competed, but it sucks that we lost. We were capable of making provincials but we weren’t on our game at the right time, that’s what it came down to.” He’s reluctant to hit the freeway to go watch any of next weekend’s proceedings, for good reason. “I like watching basketball, but it kind of stings a bit when you think you should be there,” says Irvine. Fortunately for him, Irvine will have ¿ve years with the Blues to kick any blues he has over his high school disappointment.

Burnaby South’s Nick Irvine will be taking his 6-foot-7 frame to the University of Toronto next year. MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER

Clan’s Haberl hammers homer Despite a two-run home run bomb by Burnaby’s Kelsey Haberl, the Simon Fraser University women’s softball team were defeated 18-6 by the Montana State University Billings Yellowjackets 18-6 Monday. Brittany Ribeiro of Burnaby also had a run-scoring double.

Belle SFU’s best on links Michael Belle of Burnaby was the Clan’s top ¿nisher coming in 13th at the Point Loma Nazarene invitational golf tournament in San Diego on Tuesday. Belle shot 76-77-71-224 in the three-round tournament that saw SFU come in 10th place.

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SFU Clan midÀelder Travis Hayes ducks a check from an Oregon defender in a PNCLL Àeld lacrosse game, Saturday at Terry Fox Field. Oregon won 20-13.

In men’s ¿eld lacrosse, SFU downed the University of Florida 15-9 Monday. Burnaby South Grad Iain Vickars scored for SFU while Mitch Frank of Burnaby, who went to St. Thomas More Collegiate, scored a shorthanded marker.

Giants top midget team in B.C again The Vancouver North West Giants, based out of the Burnaby Winter Club, Ànished Àrst as the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League season came to an end last weekend. The Giants topped the standings for the Àfth consecutive year with a 29-5-6 record. The squad along with the second-place Cariboo Cougars will await the winners of this weekend’s quarter-Ànal clashes featuring the Vancouver North East Chiefs against the Valley West Hawks and the Okanagan Rockets taking on the Greater Vancouver Canadians.

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A Burnaby Lake ball carrier pitches off a pass just as he’s caught by a Calgary Irish tackler in a U-16 exhibition match Saturday at Burnaby Lake Fields. Elsewhere, Burnaby Lake Rugby Club’s premier division team improved to 6-1 with an 18-12 victory over the UBC Old Boys Ravens last Saturday. Gareth Morrey-Jones and Esava Nakulanisa scored a try apiece while Geoff Ryan contributed eight points with two penalty kicks and a convert. In Àrst division play, Burnaby Lake ran over the Ravens 72-0 while the premier league women’s team smashed Simon Fraser University 53-0.

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Eleven Burnaby athletes will be competing at the 2012 Karate Canada national championships in Richmond next weekend. The city’s contingent is led by Victoria Barusic, a Grade 12 student at Byrne Creek secondary, had a gold and silver at last year’s championship. She repeated that haul at a junior Olympics

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Clan hires offensive coordinator The Simon Fraser football squad has hired former Brigham Young University backup quarterback Jason Beck as its new offensive coordinator. Beck spent the last three season as quarterback coach at Weber State, and before that was a graduate assistant at BYU. At Weber, his quarterback, Cameron Higgins became the Big Sky Conference’s all-time leader in touchdowns, and all-time passing leader. Prior to that, he was a graduate assistant with the NCAA Division I powerhouse Lousiana State University Tigers for two seasons.


UNITED DEFEAT Cliff Avenue United Lore defender Yousif Massoud, left, tries to knock a NVF Fury forward off the ball in the Àrst half of their U-15 Pioneer Cup Ànal Saturday at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West. Cliff Avenue lost 1-0. MARIO BARTEL NEWSLEADER

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for you and generations to come The City of Richmond and Oris Consulting Ltd. invite you to attend the first public consultation meeting to consider the future of the Hamilton community. We are in the early stages of creating a Hamilton Area Plan Update which will consider revisions to: • residential and retail land uses At the meeting, • transportation, parks and open space policies there will be:

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Hamilton Community Centre 5140 Smith Drive, Richmond

In December 2011, City Council approved a process to update the 1995 Hamilton Area Plan. The Area Plan Update will include revisions that respond to current community development trends and public feedback.

• A brief presentation at 7:15 p.m. outlining the current community status, followed by a drop-in style open house where you can discuss options for Hamilton • An opportunity for you to provide feedback by completing a survey • Child minding onsite • Refreshments

For more information On March 13, 2012, we will also launch a Hamilton Area Plan Update website which can be accessed through, or These websites will provide ongoing information on the Hamilton Area Plan Update process. For more information, please email or call Mark McMullen, Senior Co-ordinator, Major Projects at 604-276-4196. We look forward to meeting you and hearing about what you think.

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Join up to 250 people for this first annual 5K fun run & walk, running or walking around one of Burnaby's most picturesque parks. Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome. A great way to keep fit and meet new friends. Registration packages are available only at Edmonds Community Centre for 55+. For information and registration please call 604-297-4400.

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Architecture just one amazing feature at Evelyn

Not your average tower development Set into the West Vancouver hillside, Onni’s Evelyn seems to be growing out of the mountain. With a unique design and amazing features, buyers are already snapping up the suites. “You can’t really compare this to a runof-the-mill tower,” says Onni sales manager Nick Belmar. “You won’t find another project with this design and architecture.” The architecture of Evelyn is seriously stunning, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows that let in huge amounts of light, and a stepped design that means the terraces become the roofs of the homes below. This makes for incredible southfacing views, and a quiet atmosphere as every home feels more private. The terraces range from 100 to 1,600 square feet, so

there is no shortage of outdoor entertaining potential. The buildings almost seem to flow down the hillside, making for a very natural feel to the entire project. The first phase includes 105 homes in two different building styles, Cliffside and At Forest’s Edge. “There is a good amount of green space around,” says Belmar. “The way the project was designed (means it) blends into the landscape ... it’s very impressive.” West Vancouver is one of the most highly sought-after communities in the Lower Mainland, and buyers are able to find much to love there. Homes at Evelyn start at $759,900. For more information, visit evelyn or call 604-922-0330.

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Catch cabin fever at the BC Log Home, Timber Frame & Country Living Show in Abbotsford by Kerry Vital

If you’ve ever wanted to know more about log or timber frame homes, or are looking for something new for your home away from home, the BC Log Home, Timber Frame and Country Living Show is the perfect place for you to be on March 10 and 11. Taking place at the Tradex in Abbotsford from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, exhibitors will be ready and waiting to answer your every question. Organizers expect close to 100 booths and some full-size log structures to be showcased at the event. Attendees will be able to browse the latest products and check out the newest technology from companies at the top of the log and timber frame home industry, as well as learn about the latest trends and services, such as generators, outdoor furniture, hot tubs, awnings, watersports and accessories, and alternative energy. This year is expected to be a fantastic year for the industry, as the government has recently earmarked funds to continue its growth. “Many members I have spoken to have seen a dramatic increase in interest from U.S. buyers in the last

six months, and western Canada has shown a lot of promise,” says BC Log and Timber Industry Association board member and general manger with Sitka Log Homes Walter Bramsleven. “As well, with B.C. leading the way toward proving energy efficiency and setting some basic standards such as blower door analysis and thermal testing, we once again will be the trend-setting builders in the log and timber frame world.” With vacation cabins continuing to grow in popularity and timber frame homes also becoming a trend, this show is coming at just the right time. The show has been dubbed one of the best and biggest in Canada, so those interested in finding out more about this type of home will find everything they could possibly imagine under one roof. Tickets are available at the Tradex ticket counter on the day of the show. For more information, visit www.

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Roughly 100 booths will be featured at this year’s BC Log Home, Timber Frame and Country Living Show, taking place in Abbotsford on March 10 and 11. Attendees will find plenty of information about all facets of log and timber frame homes.

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Buy a Power Smart home, save three ways Save now, and save later: not many homes can promise you that. But when you buy a home from a Power Smart New Home Builder you’ll save money, including reduced mortgage insurance and lower monthly bills. An EnerGuide label is your assurance that the home is independently rated to be energy-efficient. And don’t forget, an energyefficient home is more comfortable too. Layout, amenities, and those much-promoted granite countertops. There’s a lot to think about when you’re buying a new home. But there’s one feature that can make a positive difference to your wallet when you purchase, and every month that you own your home. Choosing a Power Smart New Home gives home buyers an easy way to find a home that is designed and built to save energy. “Buying an energy-efficient home is one of the best ways to maximize your home budget,” says Doug Overholt, representative for BC Hydro’s Power Smart New Home program. “If you save on expenses, you can afford more mortgage. But many new homes are not built with energy efficiency in mind - so looking for the EnerGuide label is wise.” An EnerGuide rating is a standard measure of a home’s energy performance, rated on a scale of 0 to 100. A rating of 0 represents a home with major air leakage, no insulation and extremely high energy consumption. A rating of 100 represents a house that is airtight, well insulated, sufficiently ventilated and requires no purchased energy. The first benefit you’ll find is on your mortgage insurance: Power Smart New Homes qualify for a 10 per cent refund on Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation Mortgage

Buying an energy-efficient home is one of the best ways to maximize your home budget,” says Doug Overholt, representative for BC Hydro’s Power Smart New Home program. “If you save on expenses, you can afford more mortgage.”

Insurance. You’ll also save on your monthly bills. Homes that are rated EnerGuide 80 use at least 30 per cent less energy than an average new home. That’s money in your pocket every month – especially great when energy costs are only expected to rise. Buy a home with a rating higher than EnerGuide 80, and save even more. The third benefit is resale value; as energy costs rise and green building continues to gain popularity, a home that demonstrates its efficiency will likely hold its value as compared to one that is inefficient with high monthly operating costs. There are other benefits as well, Overholt says. “Builders who are smart about energy efficiency are adopting improved building practices and making use of new technologies. Their homes are more comfortable – cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter – while using less energy overall. It’s hard to add energy efficiency later; you need to get it built in from the start.” The Power Smart New Home program gives you an easy way to find houses, townhomes, and condos that are designed to save energy. For more information and to find your energy efficient dream home, check out the full listing of Power Smart New Home Builders and featured developments at

WE MAKE IT EASY TO FIND A HOME THAT’S BUILT TO SAVE. NOT ALL NEW HOMES ARE BUILT WITH ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN MIND. That’s why it pays to look for a Power Smart New Home Builder when shopping for your next home. Power Smart New Homes are independently rated EnerGuide 80 or higher, which means they use at least 30% less energy than an average new home. And since they’re built the smart way, they stay cooler in the summer and cozier in the winter—all while saving you money for years to come.

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2, 3 & 4 BEDROOM GEORGIAN TOWNHOMES from the mid $300,000’s ABBEY ROAD

With a world of shopping, dining and recreation surrounding you at every turn, at Abbey Road you’ll never have to venture far from home. Set amongst large mature trees and extensive landscaping, open green spaces, private yards and muse entranceways, Abbey Road gives ›‘—–Š‡Ž—š—”›‘ˆϐŽ‘™‹‰‰”‡‡•’ƒ…‡•›‘—…ƒ‡Œ‘›Ǥ††–‘–Šƒ–ƒϐŽ‡š‹„Ž‡…‘—‹–›”‘‘–Šƒ–ǯ•’‡”ˆ‡…–ˆ‘”„‘–Š‹†•’ƒ”–‹‡•‘”‰‡– togethers with friends and family, as well as a traditional English garden with secure play area for little ones, and Abbey Road is more than a place to call home, it is a community within a community that brings every convenience and amenity right to your door step.





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This is not an offering for sale. Abbey Road is developed in joint venture by Woodbridge Homes and Park Ridge Homes. The developer reserves the right to make modifications and changes to the information contained herein without notice. Rendering is representational only. E.&O.E.

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INDEX IN BRIEF FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . . . . . . 1-8 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . 9-57 TRAVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-76 CHILDREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-98 EMPLOYMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . 203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK . . . . . . . . . . . 453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE . . . . . . 503-587 REAL ESTATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603-696 RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703-757 AUTOMOTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 804-862 MARINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-920





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Class 1 Drivers & Owner Operators BC & Alberta Runs Local O/O’s require TLS COMPETITIVE WAGES! Send resume & “N” print abstract Fax: 1-888-778-3563 or E-mail: or Call: 604-214-3161

a long-time resident of the Burnaby area, passed away Wednesday the 29th of February at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster at the age of 80. Born on April 30,1931 in Vernon, June spent the majority of her years within her home Province of British Columbia, but was a traveller at heart. In the 1960’s she worked at the Chateau Lake Louise in Alberta, and in the small community of Ocean Falls, BC, before moving back to the Lower Mainland. June was a fixture of her community and donated to a number of charities including; the World Wildlife Federation, the Knowledge Network, the Christian Children’s Fund, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and many others. June loved good food and socializing, enjoyed going to movies and singing in the choir with friends, and had a wonderful smile that could light up a room. Her brother David, sister Louise and nephew Christopher survive her. In place of flowers, please make a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association. June had requested that there be no formal service, but a Memorial Tea will be held in her honour this Saturday, March 10th at 11 AM in the lounge at 9210 Salish Court.

DRIVER. Class 1 Drivers wanted. Offering top pay. Close to home. Home most weekends. Family comes first! 1 year flat deck exp. & border crossing a must. Fax resume & driver abstract to 604-853-4179.

Getting a job couldn’t be easier!

Aldergrove Company looking for a permanent full - time CSR. Position details include but are not limited to order entry, border paperwork, and various types of correspondence. Proficient exp. with Accpac, excel and word an asset. Benefits offered after 3 mths. Please e-mail your resume with cover letter stating wage expectation to


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We need 12 CSR reps now! F/T ASSISTANT MANAGER (Burnaby) Shilla Tours & Travel Ltd. 3-5 yrs exp. College grad. Eng/Korean is beneficial $21.50/H Fax: 604-516-0328 Grand Career Fair Gateway Casinos

EXPERIENCED Lane Closure Tech’s and Traffic Control people req’d. immediately. 604-996-2551 or email

PAID training. F/T Hours Benefits after 6 months Must be outgoing!!! ERICA @ 604-777-2195

If you can stay up after 10 pm We Have a Job for You. Wednesday March 14th, 2012 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm The Red Bar at Starlight Casino 350 Gifford Street New Westminster, BC V3M 7A3



Advertising Representative 109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Vancouver's Urban Weekly, is seeking a full time retail advertising/ marketing representative. This opportunity is for a results oriented individual. Candidates for this position will possess the ability to service existing clients and develop new business in an extensive and varied territory. Must enjoy outside sales.

Our work environment sets industry standards for professionalism and combines a salary/benefit package designed to attract and retain outstanding employees. v

Families, Kids, Tots & Teens!! Register Now Busy Film Season

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An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty Mechanic for field and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780723-5051






CALL 604-558-2278

If you have a proven track record in sales and customer service, thrive on working in a fast-paced environment, are highly motivated, career oriented with strong organization and communication skills, we would like to hear from you.


BECOME SUCCESSFUL! Work From Home & Own Your Own Business! Earn Unlimited $$$$. Toll Free 1.877.880.8843 leave mess.


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Get Practical Skills That Get Jobs

FOUND: I-Phone on Feb 21 at Nelson / Bennett. Please call to identify. (604)433-7121


Van Kam Freightways’ group of companies requires Owner Operators and Class 1 Company drivers to be based out of our Surrey Terminal. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving exp./training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. Call Bev at 1-800-663-0900/ 604968-5488 or send a detailed resume and current driver’s abstract. (For owner operators, provide details of your truck) to: Fax, 604-587-9889 Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. Thank you for your interest however only those of interest to us will be contacted.




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WOULD Sharon Malone that was a chum of Cunningham or Gerrie Phelan that attacked my private phone the Rose of Sharon Church.


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Deliver newspapers (2x per week) on Wednesdays and Fridays in your area. Papers are dropped off at your home with the flyers pre-inserted!

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.


Heavy Duty Mechanic Vernon,BC Required for maintenance and repairs of mechanical,electrical, hydraulic systems, & diesel, 2 & 4 stroke engines. For details or to apply: e-mail



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Please send your application in confidence to: Gail Nugent Advertising Manager WE 280-1770 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC V6J 3G7 email:

Burnaby NewsLeader New Westminster NewsLeader This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a rewarding career in advertising and marketing. 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: Deadline for applications is: March 16, 2012

Closing date: March 15, 2012

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LABOURERS CIVIL & PARK CONSTRUCTORS Seeks Labourers for project in Surrey. Must have own vehicle. Min. 2 year experience in construction labor. Fulltime $16 - $20 (depending on experience) Plus OVERTIME and BENEFITS Fax resume to 604-507-4711 or Email:



Relief LPN, experienced in giving injections required for busy medical clinic in Coquitlam. Please fax resume to: 604-939-7781.

CNC MACHINIST Trades qualified manual machining background an asset. Afternoon shifts available.

MANUAL MACHINIST Trades qualified with good skills. Boring mill experience an asset.

GRINDER Capable of precision grinding. Experience on internal, external and universal grinders.

HARD CHROMED PLATER Prefer experience in the hard chrome plating industry. Competitive Wages & Benefits Package including RRSP Plan. Wartsila Canada supports the Federal Contractors Program as it relates to Employment Equity for Women, Aboriginals, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disabilities. Send/email resume to: 1771 Savage Rd, Richmond, B.C V6V 1R1 Fax: 604-244-1181 Concrete Form Stripper(F/t)(New Westminster)(1-2 year exp)Soboco Construction Ltd Sal$19/hr. Duties:Erect and dismantle concrete forms, scaffolding, ramps, catwalks and perform related tasks. Mix, pour and spread materials such as concrete. Fax resume: 604-299-6460 or email

GAS MECHANIC for busy logging company in the Fraser Valley Area. Must have valid BC drivers licence and good work ethic. Ticketed mechanic’s are considered an asset.

Competitive Wages & Benefits After 3 mos. Please fax 604-796-0318 or e-mail:



CASHIERS/STORE CLERK req’d Your Dollar Store With More New West. P/T & F/T positions. Must be available for some week- day and weekend shifts.Retail exp an asset. Please email resume to Attn: Store Manager - new store hiring


JPK CONTRACTORS requires rough carpenters/joiners as soon as possible. Responsibilities: framing walls, roof structures, windows, doors, assemble and join wood components, install floor beams, follow blueprints. Full-time, 24.50$/hour, Metro Vancouver jobsites. Ideal candidate with high school completion and at least four years experience as joiner/carpenter. Please contact us at



One affordable monthly payment interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not the creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site:




Call Ian 604-724-6373

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS AT NORTHWEST ROOFING Re-roofing, Repair & New Roof Specialists. Work Guar. WCB.10% Senior’s. Disc. Jag 778-892-1530 GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362



AMERICAN Cocker Spaniel pups. P/B. 1 shots, family raised. Ready for good home $750 firm 604-826-3655

BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. 3 females vet chckd, 1st shots. $950. Langley.778-241-5504

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 or call 1 (604)820-2977

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Efficient, Reliable, Friendly, Bonded Excellent References with 18 yrs of experience. Call Ivet: 778-235-4070 LICENCED & INSURED Cleaning Service. Res./Comm. Wkly/Bi-Wkly Free Quotes. Call 604-363-2475.

GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627


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The Best Cleaners around GUARANTEED! Best rates, exp’d staff, 27 yrs. exp. Refs. Wkly/bi-mnthly. Guaranteed, perfect work. Any package. Res/Comm. Give us a call

• Basement, Kitchen & Bath Remodels • Room Additions • Drywall • Paint • Texture • Finishing • Floors & More




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PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 32 Years Exp. Free Estimates.




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

ADDITIONS, Renovations & New Construction. Concrete Forming & Framing Specialist. 604.218.3064

604-537-4140 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

329 PAINTING & DECORATING A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 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.caliberwest 604.764.9594 HOME IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry, painting, drywall, tiles Quality work - reasonable price Martin 604-521-8715

Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Residential Specialists. BIG jobs, Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and Exterior Projects. Master Painters at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reliable, Efficient & Quality Paint. 778.245.9069


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D Economical Lawn Mowing D Complete Grounds Maint D Pruning & Shaping D Aeration & Power Raking D Fully Insured Residential~Strata~Commercial

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LOVING home sought for Wiley, male, 14 years young, neutered cat. Is healthy, extremely affectionate. Comes with some food, litter, litter tray etc. Phone: 604-522-0151 or email



• Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020

* Electrical * Plumbing * Heating * Painting * Carpentry * Tile Work * Laminate & Hardwood Flooring Exc. Rates, Senior Disc. Work guar. Since 1986. Ken 604-418-7168

A Dream Landscaping. Retaining walls, topsoil, turf, shrubs, trimming, yard cleanup, bark mulch, (604)724-4987 or 604-724-9036


Cocker Spaniels: Proud parents of 8 pups, born Feb 2. 1st shots, dewormed, vet chkd, tails/dews done. Ready Apr 1. Purebred, no papers. $600. 604-888-0832 Eves

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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

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184



1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.

A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936.





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Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

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





NEW WEST ELECTRICIAN Small Jobs. Renovations, Panels. Elec. Heat, Lighting, Repairs. Call (604)591-7621






This Is A Real Opportunity to make over $100,000/year

NO CALLS, please!!!






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.

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

RV SALES REP needed for asap! We need someone to join the Voyager RV sales team! We have a rare opening for an energetic & effective RV salesperson, to start this Spring! It’s an amazing opportunity to sell the industry’s top selling RV brands (Jayco, Itasca, Winnebago towables, Northern Lite & more!) and work at the BC Interior’s Largest RV dealer. Email resumes to or fax to 250766-4640.

Basement Systems Vancouver Inc. is a basement waterproofing repair company and is growing You will run Company Provided high quality leads and close sales. Some previous sales exp. is required - you’re computer wise and outgoing. 100% commission based income, offering the highest commissions in the industry. We provide the BEST training, systems, products, and services in the business. We are the biggest and best. Reply with Resume as a word or PDF document to


ZIGGY’S RENO’S. European quality work. Free Est. All types of renos. Best prices! 604-931-4224 .Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting



JOBS: Whether you’re looking to find or fill a position, this is where your search begins.

Call 604-575-5555


TREE SERVICES A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or

NORWEGIAN ELKHOUND pups. Dewormed, 1st vaccination. Ready March 15 - 21st. 604-823-2259

Purebred registered Havanese pups, great disposition, litter trained, 1st shots, many different colors to choose from, great pets for any family. For information call 1-250-8324923 or 1-250-517-7579. Springer/Lab cross pups, vet check, 1st shots, eager and social $350, 604-823-6739 afternoons/evenings.



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

Friday, March 9, 2012 NewsLeader A35 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 548




MATTRESSES staring at $99





2009 Montana 3400RL


COQUITLAM Oxford Hts. Quiet st. 2 bdrm grnd lvl ste. $800/incl utils. March 15. N/P. N/S. 604-722-3346



Private Coin Collector Looking to Purchase Collections,Mint Sets, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold, Silver Coins etc. Please call Travis 604-377-5748


MILLARDVILLE. 2 bdrm upper. N/S. N/P. Adult oriented. Laundry & hydro incl. $825. Avail. April 1. 604937-7161 after 6 p.m.



PEARL DRUM SET, $1000, receipts for $1000 in upgrades, located in Hope. Call 1 (604)869-7329

PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares req’d. Close to WCE, schools & shopping. No subsidy available. 19225 119th Ave. For more info & to book an appt. call 604-465-1938



Microwave, washer/dryer combo, 3 burner stove, 2 recliners, and free standing dinette. $54,983 (Stk.32434) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

BURNABY recent reno spac 1 bdrm g/l suite, quiet street. 6 appls, close to Edmonds skytrain NS/NP. $825 + utils. Avail Mar 15th/Apr 1st. Call: 604-777-9943

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837



Burnaby 2 bdrm lge livrm cls to bus BCIT SFU. Walk to Deer Lake. Absolutely NS/NP. Quiet tenant. $850 incl hydro/cbl Apr 1. 778-855-7471

BRIDGEVIEW FLEA MARKET Every Sunday, Year Round, 80 Vendors 7am-3pm, 11475-126a St. Sry. Info./Book Table 604-625-3208




Port Coquitlam - Maryhill furnished bdrm. shr’d kitchen/bath/living Quiet older N/S hse. $375 604.941.2959

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40’ DUTCH STAR with Cummings turbo diesel, less than 59,000 mi. Always stored indoors, looks like new, economical to operate, 2 slides, din. booth, 2 a/cond, 2 TV’s, 2 CD & 2 VHS players, ldry., propane generator (6500W). Must be seen. 604-854-3266



TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES! vehicles. Local family owned and operated business. BBB com or call (604)209-2026

2 hour Service from call. Professional staff and Member with A+ rating. Visit us on-line at www.a1casper.



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

COQUITLAM CTR; 2 bdrm apt, u/g prkg, all appls, big patio, Mar 15th. $1100/mo. NP/NS. (604)377-8093. BURNABY

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.

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

Call 604-421-1235 BURNABY

Villa Del Mar 6630 Telford Ave.

Move-In Incentive. Bright, large newly reno’d 1 and 2 bedroom suites for rent. Heat & h/w incl’d. New hardwood floors, huge balcony. Only 2 min walk to Metrotown Mall. Please call 604-336-4638 to view. Move in TODAY!



1977 PORSCHE TARGA, 6 cyl, 12,000 kms, green, excellent cond., $9950. Call: (604)921-9162




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 The Scrapper


Walker Manor

Move-Allowance 1/2 mo. Rent FREE! 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 COQUITLAM: 2 bdrm 2 bthrm- 996 sf. Cls to shopping, Douglas College & amen. March 1. N/s, N/p. $1350/mo. Call 604-941-3259 Coquitlam Ctr 2 bdrm bright g/l, fresh paint, inste ldry f/p, patio, prkg strg, NS/NP $1175. 604-767-0599 MAPLE Ridge dntwn Urbano complex, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, inste w/d, f/p, deck, 2 u/g prkg. Nr amens. NS/NP.


1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557


NEW WEST bach $650; lrg 1 bdrm $780. Balc. 8th St. FREE HT/HW. Nr shops. 604-781-1846, 937-5427

1994 Buick Regal, AirCared. 99,000 kms. 4 new tires. Needs TLC. $700. Call 604-534-0923



WE BUY HOUSES The OLDER. The DIRTIER. The BETTER. Flexible Terms. Quick Closing. Call us First! 604.657.9422

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

$1150+ utils. Ref. Apr 1 604-512-8725



847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231

236 - 8th St. Bachelor, 1, 2 & 3 bdrm suites for rent. Includes heat / hot water and cable. Close to Massey Theatre, Douglas College, Royal City Mall.

Phone: 604-522-9153



1997 BUICK LESABRE LTD leather, 139 kms, prem. cond., one owner, $3900/obo. (778)565-4230 2000 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE. Silver,black top. 350 auto.Too much to list!! $24,900. Call 604-313-7014 2002 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE, senior driven, 89,000kms, $4500. Hope (604)869-7329 2008 PONTIAC G5 Coupe, 2/dr, auto, 44,000/km, CD player, new all season tires. $7500. 604-467-2901. 2008 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr sedan, auto, 150K, runs & looks good, white, $4850 firm. (604)538-9257

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley





Spacious 2 & 3 Bdrm T/hses 2 Bdrm Apartments With accessible amenities, in safe family oriented communities of Coquitlam, North Burnaby. Pet friendly.

Subsidies available based on gross houseold income. ✮

2 Bedroom Apartment between $22,800 & $31,800

2 Bedroom Townhouse between $30,000 & $37,200

3 Bedroom Townhouse between $34,800 & $43,200 If your income is lower than these ranges call BC Housing 604-433-2218

For further info call 604-451-6075 to view Metro Vancouver Housing Co-operation.

Large newly renovated 1, 2 & 3 bdrm apts available in well-kept 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. 211 11St. New West. Please call 604-834-1756

2001 HONDA ACCORD-4 dr. sedan, 4 cyl. auto, local, silver w/ grey cloth, 161k, pwr. options, A/C, very clean in/out. $6250 / 604.312.7415 2004 MERCEDES C230 SEDAN show room condition, sporty, slick & great for the summer, auto, sunroof, only 47k, blk. leather, local.This can be yours for $11,930/ 604-328-1883 2005 SUZUKI SWIFT HB,exc cond, all records, low miles, owner history $5000/obo.604-942-8171/506-4120





COQUITLAM west. Newer 1200 s/f half duplex, 2 bdrms, 1.5 baths, 2 traffic lights to SFU, nr amens, n/s n/p, $1200 +%utils. 604-721-8424.



PITT MEADOWS. 2 & 3 bdrm. in family complex. Close to bus, schools & shopping. Ref’s req’d. Small pets okay, $1075/$1175/mo. Avail. immed. 604-465-1938.

Camera rear vision, dual pane windows, elec. Awning, A/C, 2000 watt inverter, $5000 IN SAVINGS! $94,483 (Stk.31063A) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $7000 firm. Call 604-538-4883 2006 Nissan Frontier Crewcab 4x4 SE w/ canopy - all pwr. options, standard, local, no accident, 128K, exc. cond. Body lift, suspension, rims, tow hitch & loads of extras. $16,995 Call 604-916-7688



2001 CHEVROLET ASTRO VAN 8 pass. white, mechanically sound, excellent cond. in & out. No accid. local. $3000 obo / 604.306.0144 2001 GMC SIERRA 4x4, ext’d cab, auto, green, 135K, $8000 firm. Call: (604)538-9257 2009 TOYOTA Tacoma TRD Sport truck, auto, 4x4, double cab, local, no accidents, warranty, 52K, silver. $27,995. Call 604-722-1362.



ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10’, 12’ or 14’, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given to Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Norman Gwillam Thorney, late of #307 – 12 K de K Court, New Westminster, BC, that the particulars of their claim should be sent to the solicitor for the estate at #235 – 550 Sixth Street, New Westminster, BC, V3L 3B7, on or before the 20th day of March, 2012, after which date the solicitor for the estate will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice.

A36 NewsLeader Friday, March 9, 2012


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