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A2 NewsLeader Friday, November 18, 2011

ELECTION 2011 Candidates for City Council Voters go to the polls tomorrow.We asked the candidates: 1. What is your background? 2. What is your community involvement? 3. Why vote for you? 4. What are the key issues?

Nick Akvenich (Ind.) 1) Resident since 1980. Married to my wonderful wife Yuriko, I have one great son, Nickolas. I have a diploma in ¿nance, and industrial engineering (specializing in lean thinking). 2) Community Policing District 2; founding member Burnaby Optimists; Eagle Creek Streamkeeper; soccer coach (nine years) for Cliff Avenue football club; SUCCESS assisting immigrants to adjust to Canadian life, Director of Seton Villa AKVENICH retirement community. 3) I am running to provide to taxpayers a balanced budget with a zero per cent tax increase. Tax hikes, year after year, are a heavy burden on seniors. I want to take a leading role in preventing the erosion of Burnaby Lake as a wildlife sanctuary. 4) Over taxation, transportation, policing

and the environment.

Pietro Calendino (BCA) 1) Married with one adult daughter. Live in Burnaby Heights/Capitol Hill area in North Burnaby 2) I have been councillor for three terms; MLA for Burnaby North; School trustee and chair of the Burnaby School District; director of the Burnaby Multicultural Society; director of the original Fraser Health Board; vice-president of National Congress of Italian Canadians; PR director, Rotary Club of Burnaby Deer Lake; volunteer driver for Burnaby’s Citizens Support Services, 3) I have knowledge, experience and a proven track record. I enjoy helping people and solving their issues. I will CALENDINO continue giving 100 per cent. 4) The main issue is what kind of city people want to live in. Burnaby is the “best run city in Canada” because the current BCA council has managed its resources exceptionally well and has provided ¿rst class services and recreational facilities.

Richard Chang (BCA) 1) I work as a movie director and producer and am married, living in the Metrotown

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neighbourhood in Burnaby. I am serving as a city councillor since 2008. 2) I have encouraged many members of Burnaby’s Taiwanese and Chinese communities to become active in the city and its politics. 3) I have helped bring a greater understanding of the city and local government to Burnaby’s Taiwanese and CHANG Chinese constituencies. I have facilitated stronger connections with our Asian business and cultural communities. 4) Being able to continue to strengthen citizen involvement in Burnaby with active participation in our inclusive style of local governing is a key issue. Reaching out to all areas of our community requires strong leadership like the BCA has shown and helps improve the understanding of the opportunities citizens have to help us make Burnaby the best place to live and work.

Jeffrey Chiu (Team) 1) Metrotown resident for 13 years; managing broker for a local real estate comapny. 2) Ex-chairman of Strata Council of the Crystal Mall; founder of Burnaby Chinese CHIU Community Association.

3) I will make sure there is no wasteful spending in city hall, support provincially paid municipal auditor-general. 4) wasteful spending, no transparency

Lotus Chung (Team) 1) I live in North Burnaby and am a ¿nancial advisor, interpreter and real estate specialist with Sutton Group. I hold a Master of Education degree and was a school teacher. I am married with one son. 2) A volunteer, director, and advisory council member and president of a number of non-pro¿t organizations. A member of the Lions Club and the Rotary Club. 3) My professional experience brings a very wellrounded, business-oriented background to this election. With my strong roots in business and economics, I CHUNG know how to make good business decisions and will apply those skills if elected to city council. 4) I want to promote economic growth and job creation, improve community policing and encourage greater public input. As a councillor, one of my priorities will be to provide more support for seniors and the disadvantaged. I will make decisions in an open and transparent manner. Please see COUNCIL CANDIDATES, A8

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VOTING TIME

The tug of guitar strings Mario Bartel photo@burnabynewsleader.com

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were sore, his ¿ngers cramped. As he got older, he joined his school’s band. He didn’t play guitar in the band, but when other kids learned he could play guitar, he became “a hot commodity,” he recalls. They formed after-school bands, and by 13 he was playing teen dances. A few years later he was playing the blues and backup for singers in East Vancouver clubs like the Smiling Buddha. Guitars were his life and became his livelihood. He’s played for TV shows, worked on commercial jingles, played in the orchestra pit at the Stanley Theatre, formed his own family band, ShutterÀy. MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER He’s also acquired more than a Burnaby musician David Sinclair plays one of his favourite guitars, an Irish acoustic that has a wider few guitars.

urnaby guitarist David Sinclair was about to appear on the Tonight Show, backing Sarah McLachlan as part of her band. But there was a problem. The American leg of McLachlan’s tour was at an end, and the band had sent their instruments ahead to be cleared by Canadian customs. The loaner guitar in Sinclair’s hands had a white neck, making it dif¿cult for him to see the white guide dots under neck which allows his Àngers to do more without having to play all the strings. the bright studio lights. He ••••• scrambled to ¿nd another. Just ••••• When Kevin Green hands raising a child. Sometimes the wood before show time, his guitar To Sinclair, guitars are tools that one of his guitars over to the musician requires tough love and a ¿rm hand, company, Hamer, came through. have helped him earn a living for more or collector who ordered it, the planing and sanding an inch-thick Such is the connection musicians than 40 years. separation anxiety can be board into a smoothly curved guitar have with their instruments. Sinclair His relationship with just as tough as sending his back that is 1/4” thick in some places, struggles to de¿ne it with words, but child out into the world. 1/8” in others. Often he uses a gentler, guitars began when he he says it can take him up to a year to was eight years old. His “They just don’t belong to precise touch, cutting narrow sound properly bond with a guitar, to get to grandmother had just you anymore,” says Green, holes, forming and adjoining the thin a point where he doesn’t have to think moved down to the Lower who built his ¿rst guitar 20 strips of the guitar’s walls. There can about the instrument he’s playing, Mainland from the north, years ago. be frustrations and stress, such as “just Àow with it.” schlepping with her a piano He was just out of art when a piece of ¿ne-grained maple and a cheap mail-order school in Toronto in the he’s planing chips at guitar with colour-coded early 1990s, playing clubs the edges, scraping his dots on the neck to help knuckle into bloody COVER SHOT: New like the El Macambo Westminster’s Kevin and Lee’s Palace with an Kevin Green, guitar maker neophyte musicians learn pulp. Mostly there’s joy Green with one of industrial punk band called You don’t create it, it comes through you. I’m to play. and satisfaction. the guitars it takes a conduit for the guitar and you do everything Sinclair could think of “It’s like having a kid,” him about a month to Lambdamage when he you can to make sure it turns out alright. nothing more he wanted says Green, who lives handcraft. His guitars became enamoured with sell for $3,500- the sound and look of an to do, so he started taking in New Westminster’s $4,000. ••••• lessons. archtop jazz guitar. West End and crafts his guitars in a MARIO BARTEL Kevin Green crafts guitars. “It was no question for “It’s like the last warren of artists’ workshops in an East NEWSLEADER He likens the month-long process me,” says Sinclair, now 62. instrument you’d expect to Vancouver warehouse. “You don’t of transforming solid slabs of golden “I liked the guitar right from the start. see in a punk band,” says Green. create it, it comes through you. I’m maple and planks of rich mahogany It was just the greatest thing.” But he couldn’t afford one. a conduit for the guitar and you do and spruce into subtly arched, So much so, after his ¿rst lesson he everything you can to make sure it elegantly shaped instruments to practiced his chords until his hands turns out alright.” Please see ‘ITS SORT OF A ZEN’, A18

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Election day is Saturday, Nov. 19 when voters will be asked to choose a mayor, eight councillors and seven school trustees. Across Burnaby, 35 voting places will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Those already registered to vote should have received a “Where to Vote” card in the mail. Bring the card to the voting place indicated as you must vote at your designated site. Unsure if you’re registered? Visit www.burnaby.ca/ voter or call 604294-7088. All eligible to vote can register on election day. Bring at least two documents as proof of identity and your current address (such as a phone bill), one with your signature.

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A4 NewsLeader Friday, November 18, 2011

Burnaby oral histories now online Interviews from 30-plus years ago discuss life in the 1930s when Burnaby went into receivership Wanda Chow wchow@burnabynewsleader.com

When City of Burnaby Archives staff shipped away material for its latest digitization project, it was with some anxiety. The material was too brittle to allow for copies to be made beforehand, so it was sent to its Ontario destination in two separate batches. That’s so if anything happened, all of it wouldn’t be lost, not unlike the practice of heir to the throne Prince Charles Àying in separate planes from his son, Prince William. The precious cargo? Audio recordings on reel-to-reel tape of interviews conducted in the 1970s with Burnaby seniors who have all since passed on. The interview subjects include such notable names as Blythe and Violet Eagles and Florence Hart Godwin. They were participating in a Burnaby Historical Society project seeking information on what life was like in the 1930s when the municipality of Burnaby went into receivership amidst the Great Depression. The 80 hours of tape have been digitized by an Ontario company and put online at heritageburnaby.ca. They comprise 39 interviews with 50 people, including couples and groups. Many of the tapes had been stored in the archives at Simon Fraser University for

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Rebecca Pasch, an assistant archivist for the City of Burnaby, with some of the old reel-to-reel tapes of interviews conducted with some of the city’s pioneers which have now been digitized.

decades until Burnaby city hall built its own archives facility as part of the McGill library branch complex 10 years ago. That’s likely how they survived this long although with age, the tapes had become brittle enough they could have snapped on ¿rst playback. Now that they’re digitized, the recordings can ¿nally be shared and accessed over the Internet while the originals are kept in cold storage.

The interviews provide a fascinating look at life during a turbulent time in Burnaby’s history, said Burnaby assistant archivist Rebecca Pasch. With citizens broke as a result of unemployment during the Great Depression, they couldn’t pay their taxes and the municipality had no money for its operations. The provincial government appointed a commissioner to take over the city’s affairs and get it back on track.

Meanwhile, many in the community were helping each other get through the dif¿cult period. There was the Army of the Common Good movement which created co-operative gardens and a co-operative grocery store to help people who were hungry. In fact, it was the beginning of the co-operative movement out of which grew the credit unions of B.C., said Pasch. The western branch of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), the precursor to the New Democratic Party, also had its start in Burnaby during this time. Interview subjects talked about a controversial move to use municipal money to help hungry families, while a retired teacher spoke of her efforts to get supplies and books for her students while trying to keep their morale up. “To actually hear the conversations adds to the understanding of this person as well,” Pasch said of the interviews. For Pasch, the interviews also provided important clues for historical research, such as the revelation in the interviews that Lillian McMurray, wife of Murdoch McMurray, was actually from the prominent Wray family, which owned the Wray Shoe Store. Interviewers included then-SFU masters student Bettina Bradbury, who is now a history professor at York University, former Burnaby Village Museum curator Colin Stevens and the late local historian Pixie McGeachie. Info: heritageburnaby.ca.

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City employee charged with stealing cocaine Wanda Chow wchow@burnabynewsleader.com

A 56-year-old Burnaby employee has been charged with theft after cocaine was discovered missing from a Burnaby RCMP drug exhibit. Last spring, about 500 grams of cocaine was found to be missing during an exhibit audit at the Burnaby detachment, according to Sgt. Peter Thiessen of the RCMP’s E Division in a press release. Following an investigation, it was determined that a city employee with oversight of the exhibits had allegedly taken the missing cocaine. Burnaby resident Gary Read, 56, has been charged with a single count of theft. His ¿rst court date is scheduled for Dec. 13 in Vancouver Provincial Court. Read was a supervisor of the exhibit area at the detachment and had been a longterm employee, said Burnaby deputy city manager Rick Earle. “We have strict policies on employee conduct and in accordance with those policies, Mr. Read was terminated,” Earle said. He could not disclose the date of termination nor exactly how long Read had worked for the city, citing privacy concerns. The missing cocaine is not related to a case before the courts, and all other drug exhibits at the detachment have been accounted for, Thiessen said. “When the audit revealed a discrepancy, we immediately launched an investigation and imposed greater restrictions to the exhibit room,” said Burnaby RCMP Chief Supt. Dave Critchley.

“As a result of the audit and subsequent investigation we have improved the handling of exhibits, processes and procedures to prevent this from happening again.”

Solicitor General awards Ken Ryan and ADT Security Canada, both of Burnaby, were among those recently honoured with Solicitor General Community Safety and Crime Prevention Awards. Ryan currently sits on the community policing advisory committee and the city’s anti-grafÀti committee. In 1996, he became a Block Watch co-ordinator and helped to double the active blocks in that community over the last 15 years. He also works with local youth. Since 1991, ADT has offered the Domestic Violence Emergency Response System (DVERS). Operating in 38 communities across Canada, DVERS provides families at high risk of domestic violence with monitored security at no charge.

Sock it to Poverty The Burnaby Teachers’ Association has launched its third annual “Sock it to Poverty” campaign to help combat poverty in Burnaby. Until Dec. 2, socks, toques, gloves, scarves, cash donations and toiletries are being collected in all Burnaby schools and Adult Education work sites for distribution through the Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness. The public can bring donations to the Burnaby Teachers’ Association ofÀce during business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at 115-3993 Henning Drive, Burnaby.

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here is only one question to be answered Saturday night: Will Burnaby’s democratic dictatorship be allowed to reign unopposed for another three years? The Burnaby Citizens’ Association, of course, will say the last three years of their monopoly rule—owning not only the mayor’s chair but all eight council seats and seven board of education trustee spots—have been a benevolent dictatorship. Essentially the BCA has owned Burnaby politics for more than two decades. For the last two years, the BCA and Mayor Derek Corrigan have been riding the coattails of being declared the best run city in Canada by Macleans magazine. They’ve also received the occasional kudo from the other side of the political pendulum that they can bank on. Just this week, on Monday, Canadian Federation of Independent Business B.C. director Shachi Kurl noted Burnaby’s ¿scal discipline. She told Black Press that Burnaby proves even though its council is left-leaning and labour friendly it can achieve one of the CFIB’s better scores on municipal spending in the province.

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Will bon mots such as that be enough to hold off the challenges being mounted on three fronts—from Team Burnaby, the Green Party and Parents’ Voice? Or will they just be icing on the cake for another Corrigan and court coronation? The BCA goes in with the advantage of all of their candidates, except for two on school board, being incumbents. The Corrigan clan has run a quiet campaign. The less noise, the less chance there is of any voters getting riled up enough to head to the polling stations and take the BCA out. Keep quiet, and let everybody else shoot themselves in the foot. It’s a strategy that will likely work. Team, a slate left in disarray following the 2008 vote, has returned by recycling former councillors Lee Rankin and Garth

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Evans and former civic candidates Jeffrey Chiu, Ray Power, Lotus Chung and Tom Tao, who is taking a run at Corrigan. Lacking the BCA’s powerful union backing, Team has struggled to get its message out. With a lack of resources, many of the candidates have been left to fend on their own, although they’re still supposed to be Team players. For instance, ever since he was turfed three years ago, Evans has been ¿ghting to keep his name out there with his prodigious letter-tothe-editor writing. It’s something he’s kept up throughout the campaign, independent of the rest of Team’s candidates. It didn’t help the slate’s cause when it was revealed this week that it appeared Chung, who is a realtor, used a naive colleague to gain access to an apartment building to campaign. Or that she was recently disciplined for a 2008 incident by the Real Estate Council of British Columbia. The Greens are rookies on the civic scene, although they do have experience electioneering on a minimal budget having run in federal and provincial elections.

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If a voter can’t stand either the BCA or Team, the Greens offer up some alternatives for council seats. However, it’s still got to be dif¿cult not to perceive the Greens as anything other than a one-issue party. Sure they’re caretakers of the environment, but are they competent enough to handle sewers, affordable housing, planning and road construction? Mind you, is any politician that well-rounded? That same single-mindedness perception issue is also a problem for Parents’ Voice in the ¿ght for school board seats. During the campaign they issued a platform exclusive of their ludicrous opposition to the anti-homophobia policy, but it was so ill-informed most of it was easily shot down. Despite the more-than-competent job being done by the BCA on all fronts, and the weaknesses of their opponents, it would still be good for the city to at least have one or two devil’s advocates succeed Saturday.

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Shouldn’t Burnaby accept diversity? I was appalled to learn that Burnaby School Board recommends certain parents “send their children to private school where their beliefs will be better accommodated” (as stated by Ron Burton, Burnaby incumbent school trustee from Burnaby Citizens Association, in his recent interview with The Peak newspaper). I would expect to see this kind of discrimination in some deeply totalitarian country, but not in modern-day Canada. In 1980s, when I was a child, I attended a school in the Soviet Union, where my mother and I were continuously harassed for having “different” beliefs. My mother is a Christian, so school authorities kept warning her that they would take me away from her and send me to an “appropriate” live-in school, where I would be taught in accordance with the values endorsed by the Soviet government. They added that those “values” were maintained by the mainstream society, and commonly known to be true (e.g. communism, atheism, etc). You can imagine my shock when I now hear similar statements from an elected of¿cial in Canada, a country that takes pride in embracing diversity! Mr. Burton is basically telling me that if my beliefs are different from those approved

by Burnaby School Board, my children are not welcome in a public school in Burnaby, and I should send them to a private school. Alex Vergeychik, Burnaby

POLITICIANS MUST BE PROACTIVE ON TRAFFIC Re: Candidates look at traf¿c issues (NewsLeader, Nov. 9) No disagreement with incumbent councillor Nick Volkow’s statement that Burnaby has very intractable “cross-town” traf¿c. The debate is (or should be) whether the current politicians are seriously proactive in search of solutions to speci¿c complaints raised by residents. We have an ongoing traf¿c and lifesafety problem on our local residential road (Montecito Drive). We had dozens and dozens of speeding accidents in the past—including a spectacular car crash into my neighbour’s house—as reported by the NewsLeader and CTV— about 6 months ago. Our road (most of which is a school zone) is a shortcut for speeding non-local traf¿c to/ from the city golf course and areas beyond. Also, the city’s heavy construction trucks, equipment and commercial delivery trucks (water, beer, produce, bread, etc.) use our

road—all illegal under city bylaw. Yet the current city staff and politicians have not responded in fair or satisfactory manner to our factual complaints—except to lead us to dead-end options. We must elect politicians (incumbent or opposition) that are sincere and responsive to real local issues (in our case, traf¿c and life safety). Joseph Oh, Burnaby

SPCA LED US ASTRAY Re: More than a Spot of bother (NewsLeader, Nov. 9) Jane Talbot, the former manager of the Burnaby branch of the SPCA said in the article “Is it possible something was missed? I suppose, we have hundreds of animals in our care.” Really? Ms. Talbot is or should be fully aware of the assurances she gave us. I was concerned that the cat was unwilling to get back into a carrier... several scratches proved it to be the case. It took several weeks for Spot to be suf¿ciently calmed to get him to the vet. But I felt no need to hurry, as I received the utmost assurance that Spot had received regular vet attention and was assuredly in the best of health. Four rotting teeth is hardly

what I would call “missing something.” She is also fully aware that the issue with the “pet insurance” that was offered did not cover pre-existing conditions. I had requested at the time that they pay half the vet bill. As my wife had stated, they offered for us to return the cat. Yes, that’s exactly what anyone in our position would have done. After all—they had taken such stellar care of Spot in the ¿rst place! Honestly, I wouldn’t trust these clowns with a pet rock. Mark Harcourt, Burnaby

FROM ONE PARTY TO ANOTHER Burnaby Parents’ Voice is appealing to the BCA to join us as well as independent candidates Nick Akvenich, Jade Tomelden, Franca Zumpano-Luongo and Sylvia Gung in denouncing all forms of hate, including threats that have been made against Burnaby Parents’ Voice supporters from Asian communities. We thank you for joining this non-partisan initiative to make Burnaby schools inclusive and welcoming for all Burnaby students, staff and parents. Heather Leung President, Burnaby Parents’ Voice

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Sav Dhaliwal (BCA) 1) I retired in 2005 after a long and rewarding career in Information Technology at TELUS. I have lived in Burnaby with my wife, Cheryl, for over 35 years. We have a grown son and are now proud grandparents of four young children.

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3) I have gained a considerable experience and appreciation of municipal priorities, governance and ¿nances over the past nine years. I will apply my experience in guiding me while making decisions for my constituents. I take my responsibilities quite seriously. I will remain accessible and responsive to Burnaby residents at their convenience. 4) Incremental downloading by senior governments continues to erode local government resources that should rightly be directed at providing services under their own jurisdiction. Planning and governance of regional transportation by TransLink is ineffective and is now threatening quality of life.

Garth Evans (Team) 1) I am a lawyer specializing in real estate law. A substantial part of my practice is involved with the development of low income housing and housing for the homeless. I live in Burnaby Heights with my wife and 17 year old step-son. 2) Member, Burnaby Deer Lake Rotary Club and Vancouver Korean Lions Club; Director, L’Arche Greater Vancouver Society; Member, Canada Korea Business Association; Advisor, Canada China Business Association; Member, B.C. Degree Quality Assessment Board. 3) I am trustworthy and experienced. I was a Burnaby City Councillor from 2005 to 2008. I have done this job before and did EVANS it well. All members of the current council belong to the same political party. Burnaby needs a balanced council with effective opposition. 4) Lack of an effective opposition; property taxes have been going up 4% per year while the rate of inÀation has been approximately 2%. This is unacceptable. Lack of a homeless shelter or transition housing in Burnaby. Burnaby has no homeless shelter because the current government refuses to work in cooperation with the province to build one. Please see COUNCIL CANDIDATES, A9


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2) I volunteer with the Burnaby Hospital Foundation and The Campaign to Control Cancer where I advocate to BC MLAs for improvements to cancer care. I am a volunteer musician for the Edelweiss Dance Group. For the Olympics, I auditioned and was chosen as a volunteer performer in the Closing Ceremony with Michael Bublé. It was an honour.

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June Jeffries (Team) 1) Events manager & fundraising, married with three children 15-22. We live in upper Deer Lake. 2) Parent Advisory Council: chairperson and fundraising, DPAC - representative, School Planning Council, Burnaby Minor Hockey - Bantam tournament fundraiser and organizer; Canadian Diabetes Alumni, BC Brain Injury Association board member: secretary and fundraising, Brain Injury Association of Canada board JEFFRIES member. 3) I believe in open and transparent government because information will encourage civic participation. Good government builds relationships with citizens, communities, and other levels of government. In order to ensure Burnaby remains a great place to live it is necessary to have a vision for the city that is planned collaboratively.

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A10 NewsLeader Friday, November 18, 2011

ELECTION 2011

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Dan Johnston (BCA) 1) I am a Certi¿ed General Accountant. I am married to my wife, Nancy, and live in the Lakeview neighbourhood with my teenage son who is a student at Burnaby Central. JOHNSTON

2) I’m an active member of St. Francis de Sales parish, serving in several volunteer roles. I’m also a member of the

Knights of Columbus 8853 (past Grand Knight) and the Burnaby Edmonds Lions Club. I have served on the boards of both the New Vista Society and St. Michael’s care home. 3) My focus will continue to be on making Burnaby more ef¿cient, maintaining our leadership role, and building on our many strengths – keeping our city green, enhancing citizen access to services as our population grows and changes demographically, and ensuring that our reserves grow at a sustainable rate for future generations.

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4) The key issue in this election is who offers the best future for the City of Burnaby and its citizens. Burnaby’s been judged the “Best Run City in Canada.” We are leaders in the environment. We’re ¿nancially strong and poised for the future. The choice is clear – BCA Burnaby Citizens.

Colleen Jordan (BCA) 1) I retired as Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Union of Public Employees in 2005 and currently serve as a Burnaby City Councillor. I live in the Deer Lake neighbourhood. 2) I have been an active supporter of the United Way, from whom I received the Labour Community Service award. I serve as a Director of Paci¿c Blue Cross, and as Chair of the Board of Community Savings Credit Union. With both of these organizations, I am involved in their charity and community outreach. JORDAN

3) I have lived and worked in Burnaby for more than 30 years and want to continue to serve my community as a city councillor. We have made considerable progress, especially in the areas of community development and housing, and I look

forward to implementing Burnaby’s new sustainability strategy. 4) Burnaby cannot afford to go backwards. Our council works very well together and is ef¿cient and effective, providing strong leadership with proven results. We need to continue on this path to maintain what we have and keep working together with the community to ensure Burnaby remains a great place to live, work, learn, play and do business.

Anne Kang (BCA) 1) I work as an elementary school teacher in Burnaby, am married and have two pre-school children. I live in Burnaby’s Inman neighbourhood. 2) Founding Director of the TIO Group for young professionals; Director, Progressive Housing Society; Past MC for the Taiwanese Cultural Festival; Past Media Coordinator for Taiwanese Cultural Festival; Past Communications Of¿cer, Vancouver Heritage Society; KANG Past Youth and Young Adult Leader, Tai Kong United Church. Please see COUNCIL CANDIDATES, A11

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ELECTION 2011 CANDIDATEScontinued from PAGE A10

3) I believe I represent an important element of Burnaby’s future as I, like many of our residents, am an immigrant to Canada. Our youth are our future and as we look forward to addressing the many challenges ahead, I want to serve my community and continue to work with council to provide the strong leadership that makes Burnaby Canada’s “Best Run City”. 4) Burnaby is a caring and creative community. Key issues include sustainable environmental strategies and social issues, such as housing and community inclusiveness. I will work together with the community to keep Burnaby strong, with trusted leadership from BCA–Burnaby Citizens.

Paul McDonell (BCA) 1) I retired as Deputy Chief, Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services. I am married and have three grown children, 3 grandchildren and am soon to be a great-grandfather of a new baby girl. I have lived in Burnaby since 1964 and currently reside in south Burnaby.

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Carrie McLaren (Green) 1) I live in a Burnaby co-op in the Canada Way and Boundary area, with my husband and a cat. I work as a junior accountant in a local IT ¿rm. 2) I serve on the board of directors of two Burnaby non-pro¿t groups, as well as volunteer with the Green Party at all levels of government. When I was attending BCIT, I volunteered with Shaw cable recording the Burnaby City council meetings. That’s where I was ¿rst exposed to the local level of government. MCLAREN 3) I am willing to listen to all sides of issues, and would not be constrained by an “it’s always been done that way” mentality. 4) We need more public input into long term livable community planning. We have a lack of affordable housing, and homeless support. The city of Victoria has an of¿cial Homelessness Community Plan while Burnaby continues to place the blame on other levels of government. At least zone some land, open the resource center full time, or lease city property to the non-pro¿ts who are able to help. Use the social housing fund to actually create housing.

Adrianne Merlo (Green) 1) I am married. Our oldest child is 14, and we have 13 year-old twins. Somehow we survived having three kids within 17 months. We are now experiencing the pure joy of living with three teenagers. We live in the Burnaby Heights neighbourhood. 2) Currently, I am most involved with the Green Party but in the past, I was a PAC vice-chair, and also served on DPAC and CPAC committees. My husband and I own a small business in Burnaby which employs ¿ve people. In addition, we are Ultimate Soccer School sponsors, Cliff Avenue Soccer sponsors, and members of the Burnaby Board of Trade. 3) As a Green Party candidate I am a small

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Graham Murchie (Team) 1) I’m an urban planner with 35 years experience, over 20 in the Lower Mainland and B.C. I’ve been in private sector and government advising on community development and planning for the future. I have lived in Metrotown for six years. 2) I’ve done volunteer work on the Downtown Eastside, and pro bono work with First Nations. I’ve served on my Metrotown strata board and was president. I’ve served on the board of my local riding, federal political party. 3) As an urban planner and community worker I bring a fresh perspective. I was Surrey Chief MURCHIE Planner and know the issues of growth and change and how to manage them. Mayor Corrigan is not representing the citizens well: his vision is outdated, and the community plans he and his council use are from 14 to 34 years old! He refuses to have an open public process to engage residents, who need their views heard about Burnaby’s future. Team Burnaby would involve all neighbourhoods in dialogue about the future. 4) Ensuring our land use plans are open to new businesses which create jobs and a healthy local economy. Ensuring our transportation and transit are able to serve residents and business to support a strong economy. Please see COUNCIL CANDIDATES, A14

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Ray Power (Team) 1) I am 64 and live in the Capitol Hill area with my wife of 44 years. I have two grown sons, eight grandchildren and a foster child in South Africa.

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1) I am a small scale farm owner, and developer of the Sur-Del Farmers Cooperative. I am not married (but live with my partner), and have no children. I live in North Burnaby.

2. Community involvement past and present includes volunteering at a seniors complex, life member of the Burnaby Optimists, past president of CNIB Burnaby Chapter. I have also been a Royal Canadian Legion Vice President, President of a Chamber of Commerce and a Juvenile Hockey Coach.

1) I am a lawyer with a successful private law practice. I am married to Ragini Rankin, an urban planner. Our son, Henry, 9, attends Gilpin Elementary. We live in the Deer Lake neighbourhood. 2) I am a volunteer youth soccer coach with Cliff Avenue United F.C., a volunteer softball coach with Burnaby Minor Softball Association and I have been a volunteer coach for Burnaby Eagles basketball, South Burnaby Metro Club.

3) I have 25 years of experience in public service POWER as an RCMP Corporal and a municipal government manager. I have the knowledge and ability to make informed decisions. I have already proven my dedication through service to my community. As a private business operator, I have also seen and felt the effects of overtaxation by wasteful government.

3) I served eight terms and 22 years on council. I RANKIN chaired most city committees and was a Metro Vancouver director. I am an avid environmentalist. I negotiated parkland and community use sites acquisition for Burnaby. I am dedicated to innovative solutions to housing, transportation and environmental issues.

4) Key issues are a lack of public disclosure, no opposition to one party rule and council’s demeaning attitude toward public input. We need to revisit the community policing model. From my personal experience including a recent break-in at my house, we have lost the communication between residents and police.

4) Burnaby needs open, transparent city government. We need genuine public input whether on a new tree preservation by-law or building heights in town centres. We need accountability and real debate at city hall. We must partner with local and senior government to solve regional policing, transportation and waste management issues.

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2) I am involved in a number of community organizations in Metro Vancouver. I am the Vice President of the Surrey Urban Farmers Market, and am involved in the Surrey Food Action Coalition. I am also involved in Village Vancouver Transition movement, and hope to bring the Transition movement to Burnaby. 3) It’s important to have a variety of views represented in council. As a young person, I bring a fresh view to city council, and great ideas STUART on creating a sustainable city. I will deal with food issues, developing local business, sustainable transportation, and equitable wage programs like the living wage. 4) Our platform is built on ¿ve pillars – creating an inclusive community, building a resilient local economy, improving transportation infrastructure, making a greener Burnaby and planning for smart growth in town centres.

1) I work as a professional truck driver, am married and have three children who have grown up and graduated from Burnaby’s public school system. I live in north Burnaby. 2) Past-member, Ex-Brits Red Lions Rugby Club; Member of “Million Mile Club”, Canadian Association of Fleet Supervision; Past-member, North Fraser Harbour Commission (1993–1996) 3) I’m committed to serving my community. Since 1996 I’ve had the opportuntity to do a lot of great things for the city and I’m not done yet. Working together with my council colleagues is a tremendous reward and I know we are all committed to continuing the work that has made Burnaby Canada’s “Best Run City”. VOLKOW 4) I think our strong leadership is a major issue in this election. When I talk with residents, they’re telling me how proud they are to live in Burnaby and are glad they can engage in the decision making processes by getting involved with the numerous citizen committees we have - and they don’t want that to change! As the chair of the Transportation Committee, my focus is on transportation issues and the constant improvements we make to the city’s roads and transportation infrastructure.

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Friday, November 18, 2011 NewsLeader A15

LOC LÁDYRXU Staying young Confederation Seniors Centre celebrates turning 40

When it comes to family, you can never be too safe Carbon monoxide (CO) can be highly dangerous, partly because it’s odourless and invisible. Yet with a few extra precautions, you can help keep your family safe. Have your natural gas appliances inspected regularly and install a carbon monoxide detector in your home.

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orking with seniors keeps Kathy Doebert young. In fact, in her Àve years as the supervisor at the Confederation Seniors Centre, she never ceases to be amazed at the energy and vitality of the facility’s 1,875 members. More than 300 of them volunteer to help run programs at the centre and in the community. Up to 130 turn up every day for the healthy lunch program. Almost all of them participate in the varied organized activities that range from support groups to all-ladies billiards to a weight room to line dancing to rock climbing outings. “There’s still that young person in all of us,” says Doebert. The Confederation centre has been putting seniors in touch with their inner youth for 40 years. And with the baby boomer bubble reaching their golden years, the demand for the services it provides is only growing. On a weekday morning, the centre is abuzz with activity, groups of seniors socializing in the lobby area, another group doing gentle exercise in a darkened activity room while line dancers two-step in another area. Doebert says the centre owes its success to being responsive to its members’ needs and desires. “It’s programming 101,” says Doebert. “You meet the needs of your community. That’s what we’re here to do.” A monthly bulletin board solicits suggestions from members for programs they’d like to see, such as how to use a cellphone or digital camera. Doebert also consults with Burnaby’s other three seniors centres to share ideas. C onfederation Seniors Centre is celebrating its 40th anniversar y on Nov. 21, from 2-4:30 p.m. Activities include a special photo collage and video display, guest speakers and a social.

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Friday, November 18, 2011 NewsLeader A17

IT’S YOUR COMMUNITY – KEEP IT SAFE BE SMART ABOUT YOUR SMARTPHONE Q: Should I make a police report if my phone is stolen? A: Yes, you should report a stolen or lost phone to the police and your cell phone service provider immediately. If the theft just occurred, call 911 but lost or previously stolen phones should be reported to the non-emergency main detachment number (604-294-7922). You may also file a report in person at any of Burnaby’s Community Police Offices or the main Burnaby RCMP detachment. Visit burnaby.rcmp.ca for hours and locations. Q: What information should I have a record of in order to report a lost or stolen phone? A: Upon purchase, you should record the phone’s serial number, the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number of your phone and the SIM card serial number. Keep this important information in a safe place at home. Q: Where on my phone can I find the IMEI and other serial numbers? A: On some models, these numbers will be located under the battery or under the SIM card tray. The SIM card has a separate serial number from the phone. All these numbers will be on a sticker on the box your phone came in.

Chief Superintendent Dave Critchley, Officer in Charge, Burnaby RCMP Detachment

COMMUNITY CHAMPION

Chief Superintendent (C/Supt.), Dave Critchley, was appointed as Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Burnaby RCMP Detachment on June 8, 2011. C/Supt. Critchley joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in January of 1982 and his 29 year career took him across Canada and abroad in various policing capacities. He has extensive policing experience at the Municipal, Provincial, Federal levels and also represented the RCMP at the international level on complex criminal investigations and major events.

SALUTE TO LOCAL BUSINESS

Wanda Mulholland is just the kind of person who gets involved in her community. Over the years, that has meant volunteering at her children’s school, and helping start a Blockwatch program in her Edmonds neighbourhood.

Just before joining Burnaby RCMP Detachment, C/Supt. Critchley returned from a challenging assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan, where he served as the senior Canadian police officer, mentoring the Afghan National Police since June 2010. The OIC believes strongly in community-based policing philosophy, and looks forward to working with City of Burnaby staff, volunteers and members of the Burnaby RCMP Detachment team to continue building on the many successful initiatives currently under way.

Wanda Mulholland

It’s also meant helping establish the former Edmonds Youth Centre (now relocated and called the Burnaby Youth Hub) out of “just really wanting to provide positive options for young people,” she said.

Please visit burnaby.rcmp.ca to read C/Supt. Critchley’s complete profile

“The neighbourhood I live in struggles with lots of issues related to prostitution and drugs and other crime so it’s certainly a neighbourhood that has actively sought ways to work on those issues.”

A: Some smart phones have GPS capability. Check with your phone service provider to learn more about the fees associated with activating the GPS. As well, some service providers have a lost/stolen phone protection program for an extra fee.

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Wanda helped to establish the Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness in 2005 to address the increase in people living on the street.

Q: How can I best protect the information on my phone?

Beat the rush! Have a maintenance check-up of your vehicle and install those winter tires before the snow flies. Change your wiper blades and make sure your windshield fluid is topped up. Carry an emergency kit and extra windshield fluid in your car. Make sure you clear the snow and ice from your vehicle, and ensure your windows are defogged before you pull away from the curb. Most importantly – remember to drive appropriately for the weather conditions.

Q: Are there software programs that can track my phone if it is stolen?

A: Use passwords to lock your phone when not in use. Never lend your phone out or leave it unattended. Do not store personal information such as passwords or banking information on your phone. Phone security information provided courtesy of GLENTEL and WIRELESSWAVE in Burnaby.

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It helps that before Mulholland was a stay-athome mom she worked for several years as a child protection social worker. “I understand the issues, I understand where they stem from and I also understand how people can make significant positive changes when given some support to do that. I believe in it. I see it happening all the time.”

K.J. Eom and his parents Hanna and Won have owned Regent Fish Market for more than a year. MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER

When K.J. Eom’s family acquired Regent Fish Market a year and a half ago, they knew they were buying more than just a store. A fixture on Hastings Street in Burnaby’s Heights neighbourhood since 1938, the Eoms were also taking on a lot of history. And with that, says K.J., comes responsibility. “People have shopped here for generations,” says K.J. “It feels like we’re taking care of a part of their heritage.” So they’re proud to take care of the shop with its bright blue awning and colourful neon sign. That means keeping the walk tidy and cleaning up any graffiti. The shop is also a participant in the Business Watch Program for the Hastings Brentwood area, as well as an active member of the Heights Merchants Association. That’s a lot of hats for a busy small business owner to wear, but, says K.J., they’re ones he wears proudly. “It feels like we have a responsibility to the community. We owe it to the people in the neighbourhood to keep a good shop.”

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Never give your personal/financial information out over the phone or at the door. Always check that a collector is wearing a proper ID badge and ask the collector for more information a genuine charity should be happy to answer questions.

For more information, visit the Better Business Bureau at www.bbb.org or www.phonebusters.ca

Ask the collector to give you the charitable tax number of the charity which can be checked on line at the Canadian Revenue Agency website or by calling 1-800-267-2384. Question any discrepancies. Refuse high-pressure appeals. Legitimate fundraisers will not push you to donate on the spot. Call the charity first before committing to donate. Find out if it knows about the appeal and has authorized it. Do not donate cash. After confirming that the charity is legitimate, use a cheque or credit card to make a donation as this method provides more security and creates a tax record. Use the official full name of the charity – not its initials – on the cheque or when making a donation with your credit card. If you want to donate online to a particular charity, visit the charity’s website – check that you have the right web address. Be especially cautious about charitable solicitations received by e-mail. Do not click on links within such e-mails. If you believe you may have been targeted by a fundraising scam, report it to the Burnaby RCMP and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.


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Fatefully, he’d just moved into a studio apartment next to a luthier—someone who makes or repairs string instruments—who took Green under his wing. It took him six months to build his archtop, but he’d found a calling. He apprenticed for two or three years, then moved west, where he paid the rent by making furniture and restoring antiques while crafting guitars in his spare time. “I would always ¿nd the time and space to sneak one in,” says Green. It turns out his love for working with wood wasn’t an accident; he learned there was a violin maker and boat builder in his family history. •••••

David Sinclair’s never had a guitar custom built for himself. He buys his off the rack, getting modi¿cations to suit his needs. He ¿nds the instrument’s seemingly limitless variations creatively invigorating and challenging. “Each has certain sounds,” says Sinclair of his collection, which hang on the walls of his garage studio or stored in their cases in a back closet. “They all do different things.” •••••

Kevin Green’s process of building a guitar starts with a conversation with the musician or collector. Most people ¿nd him through word of mouth, or a website called destroyallguitars.com that connects boutique guitar makers with guitarists. Over the phone, Green learns about the type of music the guitarist plays, how much they play, whether they’re in a band or just noodle around in the garage, do they play loudly or softly, do they pound on the instrument or strum it gently, do they have big hands. Knowing where the musician lives, the climate and humidity, is also important, as that will affect the choice of wood. “I can then tell them what they want,” says Green, whose customers are all over North America.

wherever they played, seeking bargains, hoping to ¿nd treasures. Sometimes an instrument just needed a dose of love to bring out its true qualities. “You take it on faith,” says Sinclair of some of his ¿nds including a 1930s Dobro steel guitar stripped of its paint. “You know what it is, you know how good it can be if you work on it a bit to make it right.” •••••

At any one time, Kevin Green has three or four guitars in various stages of construction. Some are built on spec, to show off his craftsmanship at guitar shows. Every piece is cut, shaved, planed, sanded and ¿nished by hand, bringing new shape and life to the planks that lean against the wall of his cramped workshop. At his workbench, pocked with drilled holes in which he can insert vices to secure the guitar parts in various positions, Green loses himself in the wood and tools in his hands. “Part of what I like is my concentration is wholly in the moment,” says Green. “I don’t want to be anyplace else. It’s sort of a zen moment.” Through the course of production, he forms a relationship with each of his guitars. He gets to know the wood, its grain, its heft, its subtle imperfections, all of which will colour the instrument’s sound when it’s ¿nished. And even after all these years, there are still doubts. “It’s stressful to build a guitar,” says Green. “You’re always worried if the customer is going to like it. You know how you feel about it, but you don’t know how they feel about it. They’re buying a piece of me.”

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When he was young, David Sinclair and his bandmates made sure to visit music stores

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Some of David Sinclair’s guitars, including a 1930s Dobro steel guitar.


Friday, November 18, 2011 NewsLeader A19

Three companies fined Three companies were sentenced in provincial court Nov. 10 to pay a total of $550,000 in ¿nes and penalties for their roles in a 2007 pipeline rupture that showered a North Burnaby neighbourhood with crude oil. B. Cusano Contracting Inc., R.F. Binnie & Associates Ltd. and Kinder Morgan subsidiary Trans Mountain Pipeline L.P. were each ordered to pay a $1,000 ¿ne to the Crown and contribute $149,000 to the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, which supports projects that maintain and enhance the health and biological diversity of the province’s ¿sh, wildlife and natural habitats, according to a provincial environment ministry press release. Trans Mountain Pipeline was ordered to contribute an additional $100,000 to the British Columbia Common Ground Alliance for use in identifying parties engaged in construction or excavation, organizing and planning DigSafe BC workshops, and raising awareness to prevent similar incidents. The sentence was the result of a lengthy investigation by the environment ministry’s conservation of¿cer service with support from Environment Canada. The investigation led to charges being approved by Crown counsel under provincial environmental legislation. On July 24, 2007, construction crews ruptured an underground pipeline on Inlet Drive in North Burnaby. The resulting oil geyser released approximately 250,000 litres of synthetic crude oil. The three companies involved pleaded guilty Oct. 3 to charges of “introducing pollution to the environment” under the Environmental Management Act.

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A20 NewsLeader Friday, November 18, 2011

SPORTS Ringette nats set for Burnaby/NW National ringette championships a big undertaking for small association Mario Bartel photo@burnabynewsleader.com

Forty-eight teams of top athletes will be skating rings around rinks in Burnaby and New Westminster in April. Or should that be ringettes? The 2012 Tim Hortons Canadian Ringette Championships will be played in Burnaby and New Westminster April 8-14 with a new expanded format that brings more than 2,600 players, ofÂżcials, family and fans to the area. Games will be at Copeland Arena and Canlan 8 Rinks in Burnaby and Moody Park Arena in New Westminster. While previous championships were contested only by the champions from the various provinces, those champions will be joined by other top teams that have expressed interest in playing in the tournament. The Âżnal allotment of eligible entrants from each province was determined by a special draw held at Copeland Arena on Tuesday. “This change in format will certainly make things more exciting and it will also give more athletes the opportunity to experience the feeling that goes with competing at the highest level,â€? said David Patterson, the executive direcotr of Ringette Canada. For the local organizing committee, the tournament will be the culmination of three years of planning. “I think it may increase the overall level of the game,â€? said Randy Wall, the host committee’s chair. “There’s some very high calibre teams that are

out there and this may increase the difÂżculty of winning.â€? For Wall and his committee of about two dozen volunteers, the event will be the culmination of three years of work to bring the nationals back to the Lower Mainland for the Âżrst time in 20 years. It’s also a chance to show off a sport that has only about 2,300 participants in British Columbia, 23,000 nationwide. “It’s a small sport,â€? says Wall. “Hockey is king to most people but we’d like to broaden the awareness base about ringette.â€? To that end his committee is reaching out to leadership students at local high schools to help them fulÂżll their volunteer requirements by helping out at the tournament. Wall Âżgures he’ll need to tap into about 400 volunteers during the competition, taking care of things like registration, inputting stats, running game sheets, manning the penalty boxes. Wall is also hoping to forge a relationship with elementary schools, sending athletes and coaches to gym classes to teach kids about the game, then organizing Âżeld trips to watch some of the action. It’s a lot to put on the plate of a small association like Burnaby/New West, which has only 150 players and 10 teams. But they’ve got plenty of experience hosting their annual Icebreaker tournament, which attracted 60 teams last weekend, and last year’s provincials, which they used as a dry run for the big show in April. “I think it’s going to be pretty positive,â€? said Wall. “We’re pretty proud to show off our town.â€? And their sport. For more information about the tournament, follow the links at www. ringette.ca

FIELD ATTACK Burnaby Lake’s Laura Stinson races a Meralomas defender to the ball in the Àrst half of their Vancouver Women’s Field Hockey Association match, Saturday at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West. Burnaby Lake won the match 1-0. MARIO BARTEL NEWSLEADER

Knights to face Centaurs The St. Thomas More Knights will play the Centennial Centaurs in a BC High School football quarter ¿nal, Saturday at UBC’s Thunderbird Stadium. The top-ranked Knights ¿nished the regular season with ¿ve wins in ¿ve games and outscored their opponents 136-61. They had a bye through the ¿rst round of the playoffs. The Centaurs advanced by beating the New

Westminster Hyacks 52-20 in their Âżrst round playoff game, Saturday at BC Place. The junior varsity Knights, who also had an undefeated season, hosted the WJ Mouat Hawks in a quarter Âżnal game Thursday at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West. The junior New Westminster Hyacks will play Terry Fox on Friday evening, also at Burnaby Lake.

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A22 NewsLeader Friday, November 18, 2011

Morningstar has another single-family hit on its hands

Amberleigh off and running in Coquitlam Morningstar is off to a strong start already with its newest development, Amberleigh in Coquitlam’s Burke Mountain area. Sales were set to begin on Nov. 12, but Morningstar Vice-President of Sales and Marketing Deborah Calahan says that there was already a lineup on Nov. 11. Several people camped out overnight to ensure that they got the first pick of the homes when they opened for sale at 8 a.m. “We are so pleased with the response to our fifth and newest community on Burke Mountain,” Calahan says. “I think it is a combination of value, brand – a name you know and can trust – and our previous success at Avondale.” Avondale was Morningstar’s last singlefamily project at Burke Mountain, which was

released earlier this year to great fanfare. Morningstar started with a first release of 10 homes, which sold out quickly. They made the decision to release four more homes to keep up with the demand, and by noon, those were sold as well. Calahan says that they plan to release another set of homes this weekend, so buyers are encouraged to check out www. mstarhomes.com or call 604-464-4440 for more details on the next release and for more information on Amberleigh. The homes range from 3,096 to 3,238 square feet, with three different floorplans to choose from. Starting at $649,900, they will showcase some of the most amazing features on the market, including detached rear garages and the option of a finished basement.

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Larco hits a peak with Summit House by Kerry Vital

If you’re looking for a perfect mix of style, convenience, comfort and beauty, you need look no further than The Summit House at Morgan Crossing, by Larco Investments Ltd. The mostly two-bedroom apartment units, some with a separate loft area and a few with three bedrooms, range from 856 to 1,261 square feet, and every single one is packed full of amazing features like elegant tile or ceramic backsplashes and quartz countertops. But it’s the location that is one of the most impressive features.

For single people looking to meet people, it is perfect,” says Cam Good, president of The Key Marketing. “(Morgan Crossing) is arguably the best-designed urban village in the market,” says Cam Good, president of The Key Marketing. With tons of shopping and services literally on your doorstep, homeowners at The Summit House will never be far from the action. “We have had a huge number of restarts,” says Good, meaning people who are looking for a change in their lives, often after the end of a relationship. “They don’t want to be alone ... for single people looking to meet people, it is perfect.” Of the 101 homes, about a quarter have been sold since the development opened for sale in September, Good says. One of the biggest draws so far has been the high ceilings. Ceiling heights are between nine and 11 feet, lending an incredible sense of space to every room. Richly stained hardwood laminate flooring is featured throughout the entry, kitchen, living and dining rooms, and every bedroom includes thick plush carpeting. A special feature of every home is an electric fireplace. Other thoughtful details include the soft-close drawers in the kitchen and the roomy white bathtub with a hand-set tile surround and polished chrome accessories by Kohler. Every floorplan has been designed to maximize natural light, so you’ll never feel crowded. If you’re looking to catch a bit of sun or do some gardening, Summit House

features a private rooftop garden that spans over an acre. It includes a fire pit, community garden, barbecue area and a deck for sunning. “This space isn’t available to the general public because it’s on the top of the building,” says Good. “It’s the biggest outdoor deck that I know of.” If you’re looking for a bit more privacy, most homes include a large outdoor patio or balcony. If entertaining is on your to-do list, Summit House is perfect for that too. With the shops downstairs ranging from Thrifty Foods to Everything Wine and Mink A Chocolate, everything is available for putting together that perfect dinner party. Homes at Summit House are movein ready and start at $269,900 for a limited time. For more information visit www.thesummithouse.ca or call 604-541-4705.

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A24 NewsLeader Friday, November 18, 2011

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Great west facing, 2 bdrm in award winning, Whistler style“Crofton”building near Queens Park. This wonderful unit features gas fireplace, insuite lndry with upgraded washer/dryer, kitchen w/ tile floors, maple cabinets and ceramic cooktop stove, newer laminate floors, newer paint & ceiling fan. Complex is well maintained & managed and is in an excellent location just steps to Queens Park, Canada Games Pool, transit & schools.

WOW! Substantially reno’d, 2 bdrm, 975 sf, 3rd flr corner suite in “Moody Gardens” just across frm Moody Park & NWSS in Uptown New Westminster, close to recreation, shopping & transit. This bright & spacious immaculate suite has new paint & laminate flrs, crown moldings & baseboards throughout, updated kitch & bath, elec f/p, 2 wall mounted TV’s (negotiable) & much more! Bldg is well maint’d & managed & was rainscreed w/Hardiplank exterior in 2001. Super suite & great location!

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Spacious 1713 sf, 3 bdrm + den/rec room, 3 level townhome in “Royal City Terrace”. 1st level features den/rec room, main floor has open kitchen with granite counters & laminate floors and opens to living room area, great family room or dining area adjoining the kitchen, balcony with SE views and the 3rd level features 3 bedroom with ensuite in the mstr bdrm. Complex is conveniently located with walking distance to both Uptown and Downtown New Westminster.

Awesome River & Mtn views, quiet family friendly street, extensively remodelled, 3 bdrms, 3 baths, 1906 sf, 1948 character bungalow featuring updated kitchen & baths, hardwood floors, multi-level view deck, fenced yard, double garage, new siding, updated electrical & plumbing, gas fp, double windows & fenced backyard. LOT: 49.66 x 102’.

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Rare & unique 1793 sf Yale Town style suite in the “Belmondo” located right in the heart of New Westminster’s Uptown district. This 6 year old suite has a bright open layout with 3 bdrms + den, large 19’ x 16’ family room, modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances (gas stove), granite counters, tile backsplash, tile floors & a pass through to open LR/DR area . Feats include 2 full baths, 2 electric f/p, laminate floors, insuite laundry, great open beam concept in LR/ DR area, SE view of the city & Mt Baker and 2 parking stalls.

Large 2 bedroom, 1 bath corner unit on 11th floor with incredible south & east & west views spanning mountain ranges, Mt. Baker, islands & Fraser River. Has lots of cupboard & closet space & is freshly painted. Updates include new kitchen & bath flooring, electrical switches & ceiling light fixtures, plumbing, toilet, faucets & kitchen appliances. Quiet concrete building a few minutes from shops, schools, parks, churches, Quay, transit, restaurants. In this affordable condo at the top of the hill, you can have it all! It offers a convenient location, plenty of space & panoramic views.

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a few blocks away from the site, has come up with what its owners believe is an innovative way to sell Tridecca Developments’ 16-storey, 75-unit project with what it calls In-Real Theatre technology. The centre is a big tent that contains a room with a large white Àoor and no furniture. Hanging from the metal rafters are 17 projectors connected to nine computers that can illuminate any one of the yet-to-be-built building’s seven Àoor plans onto what is virtually a blank blueprint canvas. Prospective buyers can “walk through” the front door and see exactly how the suite is designed. Pilothouse has had it up and running the last three weekends and the company says customers have used it to ¿gure out where their furniture might go and even if they can ¿t in the bathtub.

“The technology is out there and we’re only limited by our imagination. It isn’t cost prohibitive,” said Taylor. Carla Kazemi, project coordinator for Tridecca Developments, admits there was some skepticism when Pilothouse pitched the idea. Tridecca’s management listened, though, because they had worked with Pilothouse on 8 West, which is being built on Eighth Avenue on the site of the old Canadian Tire. “We were a little nervous, but as they elaborated on the idea we came around. Based on their past performance they seemed OK so we told them to take it and run with it,” said Kazemi. “I am excited it turned out the way we wanted. “The view, for me, was the most stirring part. It’s fascinating to see that 24-hour camera go through all the views in six minutes. To see that is mesmerizing.” Kazemi said by last weekend more than 400 groups had come through the centre and the reaction Vince Taylor, Pilothouse Marketing The technology is out there and we’re to the innovative concept has been only limited by our imagination. positive. “People are fascinated by it, I In addition, on each of the four guess because it’s new and different. walls is a huge screen that shows what We’ve had a great reaction,” she said. the views would be in all directions The true test will come on Nov. 26 from each condo layout. The views when the units of¿cially go on sale. are done with time lapse photography “We feel very positive it will be providing a glimpse of what it would a very successful sales day,” said look like over a 24-hour period in Kazemi, who indicated this won’t six minutes. The sounds and smells be the last time Tridecca uses the of the area are also included in the concept. “Now that the system is in experience. place, it’s easy to roll into the next “There was beer involved,” joked project.” Pilothouse partner Vince Taylor when Taylor said Pilothouse is already asked how the concept was conceived. looking to tweak what he calls He said in doing marketing for In-Real-Theatre 1.0 because he knows previous projects, Pilothouse found other marketers will be imitating the many potential buyers would look system. Pilothouse wants to ¿gure at Àoor plans but struggled to get a out how they can project walls and good visual feel for the condominium colours and other features. once it’s built. Customers wanted to “If we could we’d have a 3D understand size and scale, and that projector so the walls can come up was hard to do based on a Àoor plan that would be great,” said Taylor. on an 8x11 inch piece of paper. So Prices start at $209,000 for a one Taylor, fellow partner Bill Morrison bedroom and den, and $238,000 for and others began to brainstorm. two bedroom condos. Floor plans “What if you could actually walk range from 579 square feet to 766 sq. through your home?” someone asked. ft., except for the penthouses on the And the concept was born. top two Àoors.

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he unavoidable festive season, that I’m certain arrives faster each year, whether we’re ready for it or not, is just around the corner. To soften the inevitable stress accompaniment, a world premiere at the Shadbolt Centre may just ease seasonal suffering. Ruby Slippers Theatre and the Shadbolt Centre present a farce meets satire meets holiday fare production: The Hotel Bethlehem. If you’ve ever wondered Sher Hackwell why The Inn was full? And, who would turn away an exceptionally pregnant woman? What kind of characters and shenanigans were they up to that this could happen? Award winning playwright Drew McCreadie invites the audience to consider another interpretation of what happened that fateful night. Surprisingly, up until now, no one has pondered these questions. Ruby Slippers Theatre is the company to produce such a show as they’re committed to socially relevant theatre that is infectiously entertaining. The Hotel Bethlehem is the ¿rst of ¿ve shows in the Shadbolt Centre’s Independents Series—a refreshing and captivating theatre series of original works by well-known Canadian companies including Rough House Productions, Urban Ink and Rumble Productions. Facility/

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of The Hotel Bethlehem, by Drew McCreadie. Besides being hilarious, the play showcases the work of an award winning Vancouver-based playwright and performer and we are excited and proud to have him kick off this year’s series in what is sure to be a fabulous and home grown production. The series continues into the new year with another world premiere: Urban Ink’s Confessions of Another Woman in February which debuts a moving portrayal of a modern woman driven by passion, racked by questions of integrity, and bound by a legacy of honour. Chop

Theatre’s How to Disappear Completely showcases a one-man play featuring infamous lighting designer Itai Erdal—a story that follows his mother’s life and death circumstances surrounding her death. Like a concert with an entertaining repertoire of ballads and upbeat numbers, the Independent Series switches its tack from comedy to drama to light and boisterous with Melody Johnson’s Miss Caledonia in April. It’s a delightful exploration of 1953 rural life on the farm, where character Peggy Ann Douglas plans to escape the drudgery of her life by simply becoming a movie star—and will start by winning the local pageant. A Last Resort caps the Independents with a Rough House and Rumble Productions luminous voyage into the dark side of humanity’s increasingly tenuous dreams of paradise— part travelogue, part theatrical performance. Patrons who purchase the entire series receive a break on the ticket price—only $25 per show. For more information visit shadboltcentre.com or call the box of¿ce at 604-205-3000. Sher Hackwell is a marketing coordinator at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6344 Deer Lake Ave.

Hotel Bethlehem, starring John Murphy, explores the question of what might have happened when a very pregnant Mary came looking for a room at The Inn. TIM MATHESON/CONTRIBUTED

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ARTS & CULTURE The Heritage Life Drawing Society is at a new location, 50 Lorne St., just below Douglas College in New Westminster. The society offers artists of all levels and backgrounds the opportunity to practice the art of life drawing with a professional model. Bring own supplies, including easels. When: Every Sunday, 6 to 9 p.m. Cost: $11 members, $14 non-members; Info: herirtagelifedrawing.com or Gillian 604-524-0638.

Richard Major Art Group: This non-instructional group has openings for new members, from beginners to advanced. For artists interested in oils, acrylics, watercolours, ink pens, pencils and pencil crayons. When: Meets Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby. Info: Eileen, 604515-0371 or Sheila, 604-436-7709.

Burnaby Artist Guild: Welcomes new members interested in painting, beginners or established painters. When: Meetings held

each Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Info: Judy Smith, 604-6826720.

ONGOING Burnaby Historical Society: Guests speakers. Visitors welcome. When: Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Where: Carousel Building, Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Ave. Info: 604-297-4565.

Heritage Uke Club: Organized by Gord Smithers (Guitarist for Deadcats, Swank, ReBeat Generation & Wichita Trip). Learn to play the Ukulele, it’s fun and easy. When: Meets every Monday, 7 to 9 p.m. Where: Back room of Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster. Info: http:// tinyurl.com/3mqje4f.

World Poetry New Westminster Night Out: Featured poets, open mike, free raffle and refreshments. Everyone welcome. When: Fourth Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. Where: New Westminster

Public Library, 716 6th Ave., New Westminster. Info: 604-526-4729 or www.worldpoetry.ca. New Westminister and District Concert Band: Welcomes new members (10-99 years) wanting to learn to play a musical instrument (no strings) as well as players of all levels. It has three levels of players: beginners, intermediate and seniors. When: Monday and Thursday evenings. Where: Richard McBride School gym, New Westminster. Info: www. nwdband.com or Christine, 604526-8996.

British Columbia Boys Choir: The 100-member choir is now a resident company at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Open to boys aged 7 to 24 with five choirs in Burnaby, Vancouver, North Shore and Nanaimo. Register now – no audition required for town choirs. When: Wednesday nights. Where: Shadbolt Centre, Burnaby. Info: www.bcboyschoir.org or 1-888909-8282.

Mexican train dominoes: Weekly game for players 55 and over.

When: Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Where: Willow room, Cameron Seniors’ Recreation Centre, 9523 Cameron St., Burnaby (behind Lougheed Town Centre). Info: 604297-4453.

Drop-In English conversation class: Burnaby Multicultural S o c i e t y o f f e r s a d ro p - i n conversation class. Anyone welcome for socializing while p ra c t i s i n g E n g l i s h . C l a s s accommodates all levels. When: Every Wednesday, 2:15-4:15 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-12 p.m. Where: 6255 Nelson Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-431-4131, ext. 27 or 29.

Poetic Justice: Three featured poets and open mic. When: Every Sunday, 3-5 p.m. Where: Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., back room. Info: 778-322-1131.

Slam Central: Spoken word poetry slam and open mic. When: Every second Thursday, 7-11 p.m. Where: Back room, Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St. Cost: $5 cover charge. Info: 778-322-1131.

Line Dance: Beginners welcome. Moderate exercise for body and brain and lots of fun. When: Every Monday, 10 a.m. Where: Deer Lake United Church, 5135 Sperling Ave., Burnaby (enter by ramp at rear of Church). Info: Georgie, 604-5225647. Outdoor Ball Hockey Club: Like Ball hockey? Join our free group for game times. Find our club page listed under “clubs and organizations” at NewWestCommunityGuide. ca or direct at http://tinyurl. com/4xkx9v6. The Metro Vancouver Firefighters’ Band is now recruiting new members. We have provided musical support for countless parades, royal visits, and civic events since our inception in 1927 as the Vancouver Firemans Band. We encourage local musicians to join us for a great experience. When: Rehearsals Tuesdays 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Where: Burnaby North Secondary School Band Room. Info: 604-444-FIRE (3473).


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Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

PETS

2 P/B MALE Yorkies, vet ✓ 1st shots, 11 weeks old, $900. 604820-7053. BORDER Collie/Springer Spaniel X. Vet checked, dewormed, first shots. $300. Call 604-746-6728 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 CHOCOLATE LAB puppies, dew claws removed, vet ✔, dewormed, 9 weeks. $650. (604)850-0573 CKC REG BLOOD HOUND pups, 1 male, 8 fem. Liver & tan, ready to go end of Nov. (604)574-5788 GERMAN SHEPHERD Pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines. 604-856-8161. LABRADOODLE PUPPIES Family Based Hobby Breeder. $750 604-595-5840. Avail Nov 20th. redbarnlabradoodles.blogspot.com MALTESE pups, 2 males, 1st shots, vet ✔, dewormed. Family raised. 604-464-5077.

Min Pin X Chihuahua 6 mos, female, spayed, shots, for good home. $1200 obo. 1 (604) 392-3604

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 WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com


Friday, November 18, 2011 NewsLeader A31 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 533

FERTILIZERS

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS 706

TRANSPORTATION

APARTMENT/CONDO

810

TRANSPORTATION

AUTO FINANCING

RECREATIONAL/SALE

838

TRANSPORTATION 845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

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

545

BURNABY

BURNABY

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

1YR Seasoned Alder Birch Maple Clean, Split, DRY & Delivered. Family Operated for 20 yrs. (604)825-9264

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Secure parking available. For viewing call:

BEST FIREWOOD 32nd Season & 37,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095

Call 604- 522-5230

6630 Telford Ave.

Bright large newly reno’d 1 and 2 bedroom suites for rent. Freshly painted, new hardwood floors, huge balcony. Only 2 min walk to Metrotown Mall. Please call 604-715-1824 to view. Move in TODAY!

2003 21’ WILDWOOD 5th wheel, light weight, a/c, awning, beautiful cond. $16,500 obo. 604-287-1127

Welcome Home !

Villa Del Mar

Super Clean ONE Bedrooms

FUEL

COQUITLAM

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

2011 HEMISPHERE F28RGSS

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

Call (604) 931-2670

FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

BURNABY

Walker Manor

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

6985 Walker Ave

548

FURNITURE

MATTRESSES staring at $99

Burnaby:

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

560

MISC. FOR SALE

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

CLAREMONT TERRACE

** 6960 ELWELL ST ** Near HighGate Mall

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

(formerly known as Middlegate) Quiet, spacious 2 & 1 Bdrms & Bachelor suites. Newly reno’d. Incls: Balcony, prkg, heat & h/wtr

DSI water heater, Slide-out, microwave, LCD TV, HUGE SAVINGS! $24,995 (Stk.30964) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

NEW WESTMINSTER

Colonial House 435 Ash Street 3 Story bldg in great location. 1 bdrm stes from $760. Covered pkg, lndry rm, landscaped common area. Close to park, transit, shops. Heat & hot water incl’d. For more info & viewing call

604-525-2661 SHOP from HOME!

2011 LAREDO 291TG

818

Rozario 778-788-1849

1991 MAZDA 626, 4 dr, 4 cyl, auto, aircrd, reliable, clean, runs A1, $1,900 obo. Phone (778)317-6091.

Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

2000 FOCUS SE auto, 4/dr, 179K, fully loaded. Drives like new. Health forces sale. $2400. 778-893-4866

REAL ESTATE 627

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOMES Damaged House! Older House! Difficulty Selling! Behind on Payments! Need to Sell Now? NO FEES! NO RISK! QUICK CASH! Call us First! 604.657.9422

636

2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING convertible, silver, 84 k’s. auto. Mags. $7895/obo. (604)826-0519

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.

Call 604-421-1235 www.aptrentals.net

BURNABY

NEW WESTMINSTER

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....

Large newly renovated 1 & 2 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. Please call 604-834-1756 www.aptrentals.net

Call 604- 521-3448 BURNABY

MORTGAGES

Elec. awning, “FAMILY SIZED” dinette, LCD TV, power storage jack & more. $27,995 (Stk.30854) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

2000 FORD FOCUS, standard trans., blue, 4 dr. sedan, CD, Air Cared. $2995 obo (604)826-0519

Check out bcclassified.com

PEARL DRUM SET, $1200, receipts for $1000 in upgrades, located in Hope. Call 1 (604)869-7329

CARS - DOMESTIC

Park Crest Apts.

2006 Chevy Cobalt SS blk, loaded, 5spd, s/rf. Mint. MP3 no acc. lady driven 59k $9800. 604-789-4859.

845

2007 TOYOTA CAMRY LE, 4 dr, 4 cly, auto, 40,000 km, mint, loaded, $17,900. Phone (778)317-6091.

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

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2002 DODGE NEON R/T standard trans., white, sunroof, used eng., new timing belt & clutch. CD stacker $3995 obo. (604)826-0519

1 Bedroom Reno’d suites located in upgraded blding in cul-du-sac. Next to large green space. Incl’s heat, hot water and basic cable. Walk to Highgate mall. Quiet and clean. Cat okay. Deposit required. For viewing....

Call 604-540-6725

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

PORT COQUITLAM

CEDARWAY APT

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

Bright & Clean 1 & 2 Bdrms

HELP WANTED

www.aptrentals.net

130

HELP WANTED

NEED EXTRA

130

?

CASH

We’re looking for carriers! Be part of a GREAT team!

UPCOMING AVAILABLE ROUTES Route

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604-519-1930

LEADER

Boundaries

Imperial St - Victory St Sussex Ave - McKay Ave Warren St - Burke St Smith Ave - Boundary Rd Norfolk St - Laurel St Douglas St - Royal Oak Ave Manor St - Dominion St Royal Oak Ave - Wayburne Dr Bainbridge Ave - Cardinal Dr Roycroft Ct - Edison St Lozells Ave - Piper Ave Jensen Pl - Winston St Springer Ave - Braelawn Dr Springdale Crt - Halifax St Delta Ave - Springer Ave Parklawn Dr - Halifax St

Deliver newspapers on Wednesdays and Fridays in your neighbourhood. Call 604.436.2472 or email circulation@burnabynewsleader.com today for more info!

An eas y way to earn extra

2007 Honda Civic DXG 5 sp, 2 dr., grey, 130K, p/w, p/l, a/c, am/fm/cd, no acc. $9,500 604793-3819

HOMES FOR RENT

CABINET MAKER, experienced or apprentice required for custom millwork shop in Poco. Call 604941-1588 or Fax. 604-941-1538. PORT MOODY Heritage Mtn. Ravine Drive. 5 Bdrms + lrg office, 3-5 baths, approx. 3000 sq.ft. on 2 floors. Gorgeous city view from both floors. Dble garage. Ensuite with jacuzzi. Spacious decks. $2400/mo. Avail now. Call 604-725-4873.

750

2011 NISSAN VERSA 4dr auto black loaded, 14,000kms. Asking $11,900 obo. 778-895-7570

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

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of JAMES HORATIO HOLMES, otherwise known as JAMES HOLMES, deceased, late of George Derby Centre, 7550 Cumberland Street, in the City of Burnaby, in the Province of British Columbia, are hereby required to send particulars of their claims to the Administrators at the following address:

before the 19th day of December, 2011, after which date the Administrators will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to claims of which the Administrators then have notice.

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

SUITES, LOWER

COQUITLAM: 2Bdrm, close to Coq. centre & bus. Incl elec/gas. wireless int. N/P. $900mo. 604-374-2655 MAPLE RIDGE East newer 1 or 2 bdrm, W/d, N/S, quiet person $660 or $750 + 1/3 hydro (604)477-9940 PORT MOODY. Heritage Mountain 2 bdrm (lrg w/view) + office space, 1300 sq/ft, insuite w/d, all appls. Avail now. $1200. 604-725-4873.

751

SUITES, UPPER

PORT COQUITLAM. SxS 3 bdrm, 2 bth, appls, s/deck, view. Rec renos. Nr amen. $1150/mo. 604-941-4166

752

TOWNHOUSES

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

TRANSPORTATION 810 Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231

AUTO FINANCING www.UapplyUdrive.ca

Two open heart surgeries. One big need. Help us build a new BC Children’s Hospital. Please Give.

y! e n mo

TRUCKS & VANS

c/o McQuarrie Hunter LLP, Barristers & Solicitors Attention: Allison Catherwood #1500 - 13450 102 Avenue, Surrey, B.C. V3T 5X3

HELP WANTED 736

CARRIERS NEEDED in Burnaby

CO-OP RENTALS

1 bedroom handicapped / wheelchair accessible suite. $741.00 per month shares are $1500.00 no subsidy Available December 1.

Call 604-837-4589

www.dannyevans.ca

2003 VOLVO V40, S/W, Blue, loaded 155,000 kms. auto. new tires. $6600 firm. 604-538-9257.

NEW WESTMINSTER CO-OP 1050 Keyside Drive

D/W, Heat and hot water included. Close to schools, shopping & public transportation.

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

130

711

851

1993 DAKOTA extended cab, totally loaded, 2WD. $1500. obo. Call 778-908-9754 2005 MONTANA SV6, loaded, Onstar, 7 pass., new front rotors & brakes. Mint. $6400. 604-812-1278 2008 FORD F350 4x4 diesel, loaded, super cab, 75,000kms, Asking $25,900. 778-895-7570

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

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

2010 SANTA FE GL, silver, 9,920 kms. $18,900. Orig owner, pristine cond. 2.4L, 6 spd, auto, shiftronic, 5 star safety rating, extra floor mats. Call Joe 604-850-0354. 7 - 9 pm.

1.888.663.3033 beasuperhero.ca


A32 NewsLeader Friday, November 18, 2011

• Legendary Toyota Quality • Zero deductible • Complimentary tank of gas • Warranty honoured at over 1,500 Toyota Dealers in Canada and the U.S. • Extensive mechanical and appearance reconditioning process • First oil / filter change at no charge • 7 days / 1,500 kms exchange privilege • CarProof Claims Report included • Each Certified Toyota has passed a rigorous • Minimum 12-month / 20,000 kms Powertrain and Roadside Assistance coverage backed by Toyota • 127-point Quality Assurance inspection WE DOUBLE CHECK OUR INSPECTIONS WITH BCAA INSPECTIONS FOR YOUR PEACE OF MIND! VEHICLE AVAILABLE END OF NOVEMBER, OFFERED FOR PRE-SALE ONLY

CUSTOM

BEAT THE

SNOW WITH A 4X4!

2007 TOYOTA TACOMA STK#3802

ONE OF A KIND

2009 TOYOTA TACOMA STK#3881

WAS $24,995! SALE $21,900!

2007 TOYOTA MATRIX STK#3790

MUST SEE! EXTREME OFF ROAD! DESTINATION CERTIFIED!

2010 TOYOTA CAMRY HYBRID STK#D10549A

WAS $14,995! SALE $11,900!

2009 TOYOTA MATRIX STK#3871

USED

VEHICLES

WAS $24,995!SALE $22,900!

2008 TOYOTA TACOMA STK#3858

2011 TOYOTA AVALON STK#D10056

SALE $15,995!

Certified

2007 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER STK#3856

WAS $24,995! SALE $22,900!

SALE $39,995!

2011 SCION TC STK#3844

WAS $30,995! SALE $27,900!

WAS $42,715! SALE $37,715!

WAS $23,995! SALE $20,900!

LEATHER 2007 TOYOTA COROLLA LE STK#3783 WAS $16,995! SALE $13,900!

2009 TOYOTA TACOMA STK#3875

2010 TOYOTA RAV4 STK#3819

2008 LEXUS LS 460 STK#JG001

SALE $29,995!

WAS $29,995! SALE $25,900!

WAS $54,995! SALE $47,900!

WINTER SPECIAL

2007 TOYOTA COROLLA SE STK#3876 WAS $14,995! SALE $13,900!

2011 TOYOTA TACOMA STK#3859

2007 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER STK#3834

2008 LEXUS IS F STK#3809

WAS $30,995! SALE $27,900!

WAS $26,995! SALE $23,900!

WAS $51,995! SALE $45,900!

4X4 DBL CAB SR5 2007 TOYOTA CAMRY STK#3853

2010 TOYOTA TUNDRA STK#3883

2008 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER STK#3854

WAS $14,995! SALE $13,900!

SALE $32,995!

WAS $25,995! SALE $24,900!

FINANCE FROM

1.9%

ON ELIGIBLE TCUV VEHICLES

BURNABY Dealer # 9374

...your neighborhood Toyota store

604 571 4350 4278 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby

www.BurnabyToyota.ca

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