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NEWSLEADER FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16 2011

MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER

Kim Walters’ daughter Quinn is an active and healthy seven-year-old after being diagnosed with leukemia a month before her fourth birthday.

Making strides As the Terry Fox Run returns this Sunday, it’s a time to celebrate the huge advances in cancer research and awareness—and success stories like that of Quinn Ridley

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Due to a proofing error, a page was missing in the Sept. 14 edition of the NewsLeader. As a result, the second page of the cover story, “Progressive marks 30 years of helping” was missing. To read the complete story, please visit our website (www. burnabynewsleader.com). The NewsLeader apologizes to our readers for this error.

Burnaby-based Progressive Housing Society is marking its 30th anniversary with a fundraiser on Thursday, Sept. 22, 5:30 p.m. at Pacific Breeze Winery, 6-320 Stewardson Way, New Westminster. The wine and cheese tasting event will include a silent auction and a raffle with all proceeds going towards the society’s mental health support services and homeless outreach programs. Entrance by donation, please bring cash or cheque.

After touring Canada with her onewoman show based on her own family’s immigration story, Veenesh Dubois is leaving her familiar role as a manager at Anton’s Pasta in North Burnaby in January to pursue a career in theatre full-time. Her show, Under the Mango Tree, is back at the Vancouver Fringe Festival, and remaining performances are Saturday, Sept. 17, 3 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 18, 5:30 p.m., at the Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova St.,Vancouver. Info: www.underthemangotree.ca.

The TD Canada Trust branch in North Burnaby will accept old electronics for recycling as part of its e-recycling event on Saturday, Sept. 17. People can bring their unwanted electronics to the branch at Unit 105-6710 Hastings St. Items accepted include TVs, personal computers, desktop printers, monitors, cell phones, batteries, mp3 players and more. Anyone who brings electronics in can enter a draw to win a Smart Car.

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Nightmare started with leg pain By Wanda Chow NEWSLEADER

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or Kim Walters’ family, their nightmare started four years ago while Christmas shopping. While traipsing through the mall, her three-year-old daughter Quinn Ridley complained that her legs hurt and that she was tired. Nothing particularly unusual for a child that age, but in coming weeks Quinn would wake up in the middle of the night from the pain and sometimes her legs would hurt so much she couldn’t walk. Walters took her to a doctor twice and both times was told Quinn was simply suffering from “growing pains.” Then in January 2008, two months after the first signs of the symptoms, Walters picked up her daughter at preschool and was told Quinn had been napping instead of participating with the other kids, she was just too tired. That’s when Walters took Quinn straight to B.C. Children’s Hospital where they ran a battery of tests, from

bloodwork to x-rays, over three to four hours. By the time they got back to their North Burnaby home, a doctor was phoning them with a diagnosis. Walters already had her suspicions from researching the symptoms on the Internet. “He said she had abnormal bloodwork. I actually said, ‘Is it leukemia?’ He said, ‘Yes.’” Quinn, now seven and in remission, will be among the multitudes of cancer survivors who will do their part to support the annual Terry Fox Run, which takes place Sunday, Sept. 18 in Burnaby at Swangard Stadium.

‘I had to stay strong’ That evening after receiving the diagnosis, Walters packed their bags. Quinn headed back to children’s hospital and within two days had started chemotherapy. “It was absolutely devastating, but I knew I had to stay strong for her,” said Walters, 41. The good news—if there can be such a thing with a cancer diagnosis—is that she had acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), one of the most common forms of the disease in children which comes with a relatively high cure rate. “It’s the best one to get if

adrenaline,” she said.

‘Cancer is everywhere’

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Quinn Ridley plays on her backyard swing set with her brother. She is an active and healthy seven-year-old after being diagnosed with leukemia a month before her fourth birthday.

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really strong medicines to get better. “She took it OK. She didn’t know any better.” Throughout the ordeal, Walters was also looking after their baby boy, Freeman, who was just three months old when his older sister was diagnosed. Her husband took the night shifts at the hospital after work while Walters went home to care for their son. They got through it all with the help of friends, family and the “amazing” medical staff at the hospital. “I was just running on

you’re going to get it.” Within a month, the levels of leukemia in her bone marrow had gone from 98 per cent down to five per cent. Quinn was out of preschool for the rest of that school year while the entire treatment took about two years. “A month didn’t go by without us getting some kind of treatment,” Walters recalled. All the while Quinn took it like a trooper. Walters was up front with her daughter, telling her that she was really sick and that she would have to take some

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The Burnaby Writers’ Society announced the winners of its 2011 writing contest with first prize going to Caroline Wong of Burnaby for her poem, “Something in the Universe Dies, A Sestina.” Second place went to Valerie Fletcher Adolph of Delta for “Growing Up.” Third prize was won by Burnaby’s Karen Abel for “True Myths.” Winners and finalists will read from their work Tuesday, Sept. 20, 8 p.m. at La Fontana Caffe, #1013701 East Hastings at Boundary Road.

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Today, Quinn is in Grade 2 at Parkcrest elementary and continues to go in for checkups every three months. Walters said her daughter is very aware of what happened. “I think she’s more mature than a lot of kids her age.” And she understands the gravity of the situation. “Just a week ago she asked me if I thought she was going to die when she had cancer. I said, ‘yeah.’ She gets it.” The family’s experience has made them all much more aware of how common the disease is, she said, noting they’ve got friends and family also touched by cancer. “You just never know. Cancer’s everywhere. Every time we turn our back somebody else has cancer.”

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Katie Golding, a Grade 12 student at Moscrop, and Ilyas Nazem, a Grade 12 student at Burnaby North, check out the new high definition video cameras that are part of a $50,000 contribution by electronics retailer Future Shop to a new tech lab for multimedia production at Burnaby North. MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER

North unveils tech lab for film, broadcast students Made possible by $50K donation from Future Shop By Wanda Chow NEWSLEADER

Grade 12 student Andrew Santos was up late working on a school project and apparently, loving every minute of it.

Santos, 17, is a student in the film and broadcast industry connect program at Burnaby North secondary. And his enthusiastic creation of a short montage of his classmates shooting video footage—all shot and edited over several hours one evening— was made possible

by new classroom facilities and equipment funded by Future Shop. On Tuesday, the class unveiled its new state-of-the-art tech lab funded by a $50,000-grant from the electronics retailer. North was one of six high schools across Canada to win the grant.

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Phil Byrne, head of the school’s visual and performing arts department, said before the funding, students were using seven-year-old eMac computers. Because they had been purchased at different times, there was no compatibility between them. The video cameras used by the students, who come from all over the Burnaby school district and are training towards careers in the film and broadcasting industries, were 14 years old and used standard definition video tapes. They now have full high-definition, professional-level camcorders, largescreen Mac computers equipped with the latest software, lighting rigging to allow them to produce a TV show, all in a soundproofed room to keep out the noise from classrooms and the auto shop class nearby. “It’s completely changed the nature of what we can do,” Byrne said. The student-produced TV show, called Burnaby Connect, will focus on youth achievement and air on Shaw in the new year. And where previously there were seven students crowding around a single computer, that ratio is now down to one computer for every two students, said Grade 12 student Tudor Barcan. Grade 11 student Daniella Wood doesn’t plan to take for granted the new facilities which she said will open up doors for her and her classmates. “So many kids don’t have this great opportunity that I get.” PLEASE SEE NEXT PAGE


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Bosa breaks ground on landmark tower To include hotel for longer stays By Wanda Chow NEWSLEADER

The efficiency of construction crews almost derailed the official groundbreaking ceremony for the landmark tower being built at the northeast corner of Kingsway and Willingdon Avenue. Bosa Properties CEO Colin Bosa joked that they figured they’d either have to ask crews to slow down or change the name of the ceremony. In the end, the Burnaby-based company marked the “third-level-of-theparkade-excavation ceremony” on Tuesday for the 500-foot-tall Sovereign which, when completed in the spring of 2014, will be the highest highrise above sea level in the Lower Mainland. The 202 condominiums, totalling over $98 million in real estate, sold out in six hours last February. “With the financial

issues in Europe and the economic problems facing the U.S. I don’t think our success here could have been replicated anywhere else in the world,” said Bosa. “We are grateful to think that literally in our backyard that the homes we build continue to meet such high demand.” Bosa also thanked Burnaby city council for increasing maximum densities and building heights “and taking the lead for proactive smart growth.” In addition to 90,000 square feet of retail space, the project will include a 169-room hotel, the company’s first foray into the hotel business. The hotel will carry the Element brand of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, designed to be environmentally friendly, including Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Scott Duff, senior director of development for Starwood, said in an interview that the new Burnaby

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Burnaby developers Colin and Dale Bosa, mayor Derek Corrigan and Scott Duff of Starwood Hotels, may not move as much earth as the heavy-duty equipment beside them, but their shovels represent the official beginning of construction of the Sovereign condominium and hotel tower at the corner of Willingdon and Kingsway.

hotel will create about 80 jobs, including full-time and part-time positions. It will cater to people planning longer stays of five days or more, such as people working in the local movie industry or those in town for specialized medical treatment. The Element Vancouver Metrotown will be the first purposebuilt long-stay hotel in the Lower Mainland,

he said, noting the few others in the region are conversions of apartment buildings. Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan said he suggested to the company that they consider including a long-stay hotel since 60 per cent of all the movie studio space in B.C. is located in Burnaby. He said in an interview that the hotel would appeal to movie

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TAKE NOTICE THAT the City Council proposes to adopt Bylaw No. 12991 cited as “Burnaby Highway Closure Bylaw No. 5, 2011” pursuant to Section 40 of the Community Charter. The purpose of the proposed bylaw is to close and remove the dedication of certain portions of highway – closure and consolidation of a portion of the rear lane allowance with 5025, 4039, 4047 Dominion Street, closure and consolidation of a portion of the Dominion Street cul-de-sac bulb with Broadview Park addressed 3955 Canada Way (all those portions of road in District Lot 69, Group 1, New Westminster District, dedicated as lane by Plan BCP11613 containing 71.5m², dedicated as lane by Plan 1321 containing 190.9m², dedicated as road by Plan 84314 containing 30.4m², and dedicated as road by Plan 1321 containing 270.6m²) shown outlined and described as Parcel 1, Parcel 2, Parcel 3 and Parcel 4 on Reference Plan prepared by Louis S.Y. Ngan, B.C.L.C. It is proposed to place this bylaw before City Council for consideration of Final Adoption at the regular Council Meeting scheduled for 2011 October 17. The proposed Bylaw and Plan may be inspected at the office of the City Clerk, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, British Columbia, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. and Thursdays between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Anyone who considers themselves affected by the proposed bylaw is provided an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting the bylaw to Burnaby City Council by submitting a letter addressed to: Mayor and Council, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C. V5G 1M2. All submissions must be received by the City Clerk no later than Noon, Wednesday, 2011 October 12. Anne Skipsey ACTING CITY CLERK Burnaby City Hall 4949 Canada Way Burnaby, BC V5G 1M2

“When they saw how quickly Bosa sold out they moved their developments up very, very quickly knowing that market, even in this recessionary time, is very high.”

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Future Shop’s community relations manager, Andrea Farnell said providing those opportunities and giving back to the communities where it operates is all part of the company’s aim behind its Future Generation Tech Lab program, now in its third year. As for Santos, he said he suspects the classroom’s previous computers would have crashed constantly if he’d tried to use them for his project earlier this week. When he visited the classroom last year in anticipation of joining the class this September, the equipment was so old “I kind of did a double take.” So he was pleasantly surprised to see the new lab in place when he returned to school. “I’m so stoked to use the computers here.” Future Shop will be awarding $500,000 in grants for tech labs in 2012 with the deadline for applications on Nov. 17. Info: www.futureshop.ca/techlab.

companies wanting to reduce the time and cost of its transient employees traveling between accommodations and the studios.

Companies in the high tech sector and those with head offices in Burnaby have also expressed interest in the hotel. “It’s right at the most crucial corner of Metrotown,” Corrigan said of the project, which served as a signal to other developers of the opportunities available. “A whole series of highrises ... when they saw how quickly Bosa sold out they moved their developments up very, very quickly knowing that market, even in this recessionary time, is very high.” The impact of the Sovereign development “has been just exponential in the last while,” he said. “Metrotown has received the shot in the arm that Brentwood had received ear-

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A safe return Kienan Hebert’s return home is as remarkable as it is fortunate. But it seems more, beyond an unlocked door. Twelve hours after the three-year-old boy’s family made an emotional plea to his captor, a 911 call was received at 3 a.m. Sunday that he was back in his home, where he was found sleeping with the three blankets that went missing with him four days before. Questions remain how this occurred, how an abductor could return to the scene of the crime undetected and escape arrest. The unfenced Sparwood property is in a new subdivision with only one road in and out. Police, in response to criticism that the suspect, Randall Hopley, remained at large, only admitted they “facilitated” the return. The family had vacated the house and was staying with neighbours. They left the doors unlocked. Police, who had previously been monitoring the area, were nowhere to be seen. And that’s the way it had to be. If the suspect felt in danger, he might have run, and maybe Kienan wouldn’t be back with his family right now. The boy’s safety was all that mattered. The fact he was returned and is safe after being abducted, as police have said, is rare. And for that, police are due our greatest respect. Revealing much more about how this was accomplished would only benefit other potential abductors. What’s more important is the health and happiness of Kienan and his family. Their ordeal is not over. And now that police have arrested their lone suspect – a convicted sex offender with a long list of break-and-enters, who admitted in court to trying to remove another child from a house in 2007 – we can look at fixing the justice system that allows people like him to roam free. —Black Press

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Pet peeves and day-to-day delights changed when the economy worsened or maybe Just as it’s the little things that make our lives maintenance has been privatized. full and wonderful it is also the little things that We continue to use an excess of paper. In order make our lives hell on wheels. to take a carpet sample from Home Depot to my That’s an exaggeration; hell on wheels is Syria, home for two days I had to deposit $25; underLibya, Somalia and a list of other countries in standable, as many people don’t return dire straits. Hell on wheels is poverty, the sample boards. But it took five sheets war, natural disasters and serious of 11x5-inch paper and three receipt slips health issues. So really this is about pet to do so. Print out airline tickets or ferry peeves. I’ll be small, and write a list. tickets and see how much paper you use. People who say that little things don’t The paperless generation we are not! Don’t bother them have never slept in a room get me started on packaging. with a mosquito. Three-year renos with messy front yards The neighbour’s dog barks whenever are legal. Neighbours pray for visible proghe is outside. What is he barking at— ress and any signs of clean-up. the sky? The frustrating part is that Some dog owners still don’t “scoop the they never tell him to stop. poop” on public or private land. A toddler Manhole covers ruin my car. The at Ron McLean Park discovered this first roads are always in flux with repairs, Anne Hopkinson hand. water mains, construction etc. But Spitters! Whether it’s gum or saliva— when they are finished and newly yuck—cut it out! paved why do we have manhole covers 8 cm deep I’m usually quite a positive person, but it feels or 8 cm high? Has Kal-Tire got the contract to great once in a while to let loose and complain. install them? Sheesh. Yes, pet peeves are minor and city life grows ever Dirty underground parkades encourage more more complex, but how refreshing it is to say, litter and lead people to accept filthy conditions “That makes me angry.” as normal. There is grit, grime and cobwebs. At And the positive little things make me joyous. A the main library I don’t want to touch the door or lady on Rumble Street picks up litter all along her the handrail on the staircase. When was it last power-washed or painted? And what’s with all the block once a week. Neighbours share ripe plums and garden greens. Businesses participate and litter on the floor? I suspect cleaning schedules

support local charities. Neighbours hand deliver mail to the correct address in the next block. A stranger put an extra quarter in my parking meter just in time. People offer to take photos of visiting tourist couples. Mums share Band-Aids or sunscreen for children at the spray park. People chat in line-ups. Crowds let kids move to the front so they can see. A man sings opera as he walks the paths in Central Park. A lady drives three blocks to return a hubcap that rolled off the car ahead of her. Local newspapers deal with local issues and personalities. A cyclist stops to help another cyclist with a wonky wheel. Concerned citizens take around a petition on tree bylaws. Church ladies hand out free lunches every Tuesday. Hikers and walkers nod and smile as they pass. An honest customer tells the young teller when she has given too much change. Block Watch keeps an eye on the house when you leave for a holiday. These are acts of kindness, not merely random acts of kindness but daily acts of kindness. They make the irritations easier to ignore. And that mosquito? Deet her, swat her, squish her on the wall—it feels just as good as voicing pet peeves. ■ Anne Hopkinson is a Burnaby resident still working on the three Rs: reading, writing, and rambling.


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Now that construction has started on some multistorey skyscraper on the plot opposite the Metrotown SkyTrain station, on Beresford Avenue in Burnaby, it’s imperative that TransLink start immediate upgrades to this station. The present access to the platform is woefully inadequate. The station has not been upgraded in 15 years and the traffic using it has increased more than tenfold, with strollers and scooters required to use the elevator. On the other side, one still has to walk up the stairs to get access to the escalator. Stations like Granville and Broadway have all been upgraded, so why has Metrotown station been neglected? It’s an accident waiting to happen with the number of people trying to get on and off the trains. Someone might eventually fall onto the tracks. TransLink, please do something before it’s too late. Put my tax dollars to work. J. Chandran Burnaby

Campbell made large contribution Gordon Campbell was premier of British Columbia

for nearly 10 years and during that period he won three elections and instituted policies that resulted in rapid economic growth and a return to prosperity. He was a decisive and effective leader and deserves to receive the Order of British Columbia in recognition of his many contributions to the province. I am disappointed that some of his NDP opponents have criticized his appointment. In my opinion this reflects badly on them. You don’t have to like or support a person to recognize the value of his contributions. Garth Evans Burnaby

Should only private sector be penalized? Re: Carbon offsets subsidize corporations: NDP (NewsLeader, Sept. 7) I read with interest, and puzzlement, the comments by MLA Kathy Corrigan (Burnaby - Deer Lake) regarding the monies paid by the school board and health authorities to offset GHG emissions and account for their carbon footprints. Is it her intention that only private companies should be penalized for the pollution and emissions they generate, and that

anything in the public sector should be exempt from paying their fair share? It has been proven in many jurisdictions worldwide that, without a financial incentive to reduce emissions, simple regulations are not enough. If regulations alone were effective then we wouldn’t be in the situation we currently find ourselves in, namely, trying to play catch up as we experience the increasingly severe effects of climate change. Perhaps MLA Corrigan is also unaware of the many provincial and federal grants available that provide funding for institutions to reduce their energy demands by installing renewable energy systems that offset electricity usage. If a private company can install small wind turbines and solar panels to help reduce their carbon footprint, then I see no reason why public buildings cannot do the same. Adding small scale renewable energy to public buildings would also make these institutions eligible for carbon credits which could then be sold to the Pacific Carbon Trust for up to 10 years in advance; “money that could pay for a couple of teachers or possi-

bly hundreds of field trips” as MLA Corrigan puts it. David Field, Co-spokesperson BC Citizens for Green Energy Burnaby

Advice for Evans It is interesting to see Garth Evans tossing about and criticizing the mayor and city council. It is obvious to me Mr. Evans despises and abhors the BCA party that are the majority on city council. I wonder how Mr. Evans would act if the majority of his ideologically bent were the majority of city coucil? As for the property taxes, I agree they are high but Mr. Evans must know that nearly half of the taxes are school tax and the GVRD fees and charges. I would advise Mr. Evans that, he should make arrangements with the city clerk to appear before council and he would have 10 minutes to advise the mayor and council about their shortcomings and how they improve their governance. Tony Fabian Burnaby

A great community I would like to acknowledge and commend Royal Oak Community Church for

the successful street party they hosted on Sunday, Sept. 11. It truly was a welcoming, “enjoyed by all” community event. The games and activities for children and the displays, music and food provided something for everyone of all ages, cultures and abilities. Kingsway Imperial Neighbourhood Association (KINA) was created six years ago with our motto being “Building Our Community” and our mission statement being “To strengthen our neighbourhood, to make it a better place to live, work and attend school.” Events such as last weekend’s street party are so important to our communities and contribute to them being the best they can be. The Royal Oak community has grown in many positive ways in recent years and we would like to thank Royal Oak Community Church for what they have done—and are doing—and also our mayor, council, city staff and all of Burnaby RCMP who have joined and supported us as we work together “Building Our Community.” Diane Gillis President KINA

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Plan advances for academy at Colony Farm Regional Park Critics of proposal fail to sway Metro directors By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS

Metro Vancouver directors are giving the green light to a farming academy in Colony Farm Regional Park despite opposition from environmentalists who fear bird and wildlife habitat will be lost. Members of Metro’s environment and energy committtee and the parks committee unanimously approved the plans, which are initially limited to development of a 37-hectare starter academy of small-plot farms. The aim is to foster urban agriculture and sustainable food production. But the Burke Mountain Naturalists raised objections that it sets a precedent to potentially till over other regional parks for agriculture. “The suggestion this could be the thin edge of the wedge for other parks is simply a non-starter,” said Belcarra Mayor Ralph Drew, who sits on the environment committee. “We’re talking about specialty small plot development for educational purposes.” Environment committee vicechair and Surrey Coun. Linda Hepner also defended the decision, noting Metro Vancouver agreed future uses must reflect the property’s agricultural roots when

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A10 NewsLeader Friday, September 16, 2011

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION – 2011 NOVEMBER 19 ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITIES – 2011 NOVEMBER 5, 8, 9 & 16

NOTICE OF NOMINATION Public Notice is given to electors of the City of Burnaby that the nominations for the offices of: X MAYOR – (1)

X COUNCILLORS – (8)

X SCHOOL TRUSTEES – (7)

for a 3-year term December 2011 to December 2014, will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person, as follows: City of Burnaby Election Office Unit L53 - 4946 Canada Way Burnaby, BC

9 am 2011 October 04

ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS You are eligible to register as a Resident Elector in the City of Burnaby if you meet the following criteria: •

18 years or older on general voting day;

a Canadian citizen;

a resident of British Columbia for at least six months prior to the day of registration;

a resident of the City of Burnaby for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and

must not be disqualified from voting by any statute or law.

to 4 pm 2011 October 14

Excluding Statutory holidays and weekends

You are qualified to register as a Non-Resident Property Elector in the City of Burnaby if you meet the following criteria: •

18 years or older on general voting day;

a Canadian citizen;

a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day of registration;

a registered owner of real property in the City of Burnaby for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration;

must not be eligible to register as a resident elector in the City of Burnaby;

• A person is eligible to be nominated, elected, and to hold office, as a member of the local government if they meet the following criteria:

must not be disqualified by this Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualified by law;

must only register in relation to one piece of property; and

a Canadian citizen;

18 years or older;

if more than one person owns the property, only one owner may register and that person must have the written consent of a majority of the other owners.

a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and

Candidates shall be nominated in writing by two (2) persons who are eligible electors of the City of Burnaby and shall state the name and residence of the person nominated in a manner sufficient to identify the candidate. Nomination documents are available at the Election Office, 8 am – 4:45 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE

not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office.

NOTE: In accordance with the Local Government Act, the only persons who are registered owners, either as joint tenants or tenants-in-common, are individuals who are not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust. A person may only register as a Non-Resident Property Elector in relation to one parcel of property in the City of Burnaby and must provide proof of ownership of the property on which registration is based.

Further information may be obtained by visiting www.burnaby.ca/election or contacting the following: A.R. Skipsey, Chief Election Officer L. Axford, Deputy Chief Election Officer 604-294-7088 LIST OF REGISTERED ELECTORS Beginning 2011 October 4 until the close of general voting for the election on 2011 November 19, a copy of the list of registered electors will, upon signature, be available for public inspection, at the Election Office, City of Burnaby, Unit L53 - 4946 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC, 8 am – 4:45 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. PROTECTION OF PRIVACY An elector, for privacy reasons, may request that their address or other information about them be suppressed from the list of electors. This means the address or other information on the elector will be suppressed from copies of the list available for public inspection and provided to candidates. Submit your request in writing to the Chief Election Officer, City of Burnaby, by 2011 September 27 at Unit L53 – 4946 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 4H7.

RESIDENT ELECTOR REGISTRATION Any person who is eligible to vote and is not registered may register at the designated voting place where they live or at one of the advance voting opportunities. Remember to bring at least two (2) documents that provide evidence of your identity (i.e. Driver’s Licence, BC ID, MSP card, SIN card, credit card) and your current place of residence (Driver’s Licence, BC ID, telephone bill, hydro bill, personalized cheque); one of these documents must contain a signature. NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY ELECTOR REGISTRATION Persons meeting the criteria to vote as a non-resident property elector may register to vote at the designated voting place where the property is located or at one of the advance voting opportunities. In addition to the required documents noted above for resident registration, a non-resident property elector must also provide proof of ownership of the property (i.e. 2011 Utility or Tax notice or Land Title document). In the situation of the property having more than one owner, the applicant will be required to provide a consent form signed by other owners of the property. It is recommended that non-resident property electors confirm with the Election Office that they have the correct documentation to register prior to attending their designated voting place or advance voting opportunity.

OBJECTION TO REGISTRATION OF AN ELECTOR An objection to the registration of a person whose name appears on the list of registered electors may be made in accordance with the Local Government Act until 4 pm on 2011 October 14. An objection must be in writing, may only be made by a person entitled to be registered as an elector of the City of Burnaby and can only be made on the basis that the person whose name appears is deceased or ineligible to be registered as an elector of the City of Burnaby.

FURTHER INFORMATION is available by visiting www.burnaby.ca/election or by contacting the Election Office at 604-294-7088 or Elections@burnaby.ca. Anne R. Skipsey Chief Election Officer


Friday, September 16, 2011 NewsLeader A11

Metro directors call air quality guidelines as unrealistic By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS

Metro Vancouver politicians are dismissing provincial guidelines that call for new housing developments to be set far back from busy roads to protect residents from air pollution. The environment ministry’s Develop With Care guidelines urge cities to ensure a minimum 150-metre setback when homes, long-term care facilities, schools and hospitals are built along busy roads that carry more than 15,000 vehicles a day. It says there should be even deeper setbacks on major truck routes, noting higher concentrations of air contaminants are detectable up to 750 metres away. “It’s totally impractical,” said Belcarra Mayor Ralph Drew, who sits on Metro’s environment and energy committee. “It really doesn’t mean anything. It was frankly ridiculous.” He said a 750-metre setback from all truck routes would render much of Metro Vancouver undevelopable, particularly cities like Burnaby that are crisscrossed with such routes. Surrey Coun. Linda Hepner, the committee’s vice-chair, said the province should redraw its guidelines to reflect reality. “In an urban environment, where is this even possible?” she asked. “It just doesn’t make any sense. Maybe the environment ministry isn’t talking to the transportation ministry, but something has to be amiss.” The committee asked staff to analyze how such a system of setbacks would mesh with Metro’s new regional growth strategy. The guidelines aren’t binding or enforceable – it’s up to each city to decide their local utility and how far to go in implementing them. “If the setbacks can be accommodated, health risks will be reduced for residents,” a Metro staff report said, citing a growing body of scientific evidence of higher disease risks for people who spend much time near freeways and busy roads. “Exposure to this pollution has also been bound to hamper children’s ability to learn,” the report said. “Pregnant women, children and older adults, especially those with pre-existing cardiac disease, are at increased risk for health impacts of traffic-related pollution.” It also notes setbacks don’t need to be bare land, but merely uses that expose fewer people to high pollution levels. In cases where setbacks won’t work, the guidelines suggest developers be forced to install specialized air filters or place air intakes away from traffic. The Develop With Care guidelines aren’t exactly new – they were drawn up in 2006 with input from developers, cities and other groups. They were only drawn to Metro’s attention this summer when a delegation of Surrey residents calling themselves the 32 Avenue Alliance pressed for the elimination of the truck route designation along 32 Avenue from Highway 99 to the Campbell Heights industrial park. Opponents of the South Fraser Perimeter Road have also argued the truck freeway now under construction will increase health risks for residents near the route and children who attend nearby schools. BEST BUY - CORRECTION NOTICE NEWSPAPER RETRACTION FOR THE BEST BUY SEPTEMBER 9 CORPORATE FLYER On the September 9 flyer, page 10, please note that the Acer CPU with AMD Athlon™ II X4 Quad-Core Processor (AX1420-EB20P, WebCode: 10172186) was advertised with incorrect memory capacity. Be advised that the desktop PC actually features a 4GB Memory. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our valued customers.

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The parents advisory council at Gilmore elementary got a rude surprise the week before school started when it discovered the contents of its emergency preparedness kit had been stolen. The tools, water, food, flashlights, tents and other supplies were kept in a locked metal container, about the size of a pickup truck, on the grounds of the North Burnaby school, said

Brandon Raines of the Gilmore PAC. It was located away from the building itself so it would be accessible after a disaster such as an earthquake. While in the past it had been broken into and a few items stolen, this time “they just gutted it,” Raines said. The theft was discovered Aug. 29 and it’s not covered by insurance due to a hefty deductible in the school district’s insurance policy. Raines expects it will cost several thousands of dollars to replace the supplies. That’s money that would otherwise go towards items and projects for Gilmore students.

“It’s a big hit for us.” He noted that the emergency provisions are not just for the 400 or so students at the school but for the surrounding community, since it’s expected the school will become something of a gathering place after a disaster. Anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity or have any information on the theft is asked to call Burnaby RCMP. Meanwhile, Raines is hoping the community may be able to offer donations or assistance in replacing the items. Anyone wanting to help can call Brandon Raines at 604-569-4033.

More red light cameras activated ICBC has activated another 35 traffic camera sites to detect and ticket red light runners. The extra camera sites – almost all of which are in Metro Vancouver – include 13 in Vancouver, six in Surrey, four in Coquitlam and two each in Maple Ridge and the North Shore.

There are now 105 high-risk intersections equipped to use intersection traffic cameras and the full 140 sites planned under the new digital camera program are to be activated by the end of the year. Violators are fined $167, less $25 if they pay within 30 days.

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Mistakes cost Clan The SFU Clan were finally able to put up some points against the Western Oregon Wolves on Saturday, but they weren’t enough to overcome a couple of mistakes on special teams that cost them a 35-28 loss in their GNAC home opener at Terry Fox Field. The Wolves, who beat the Clan 38-0 in last year’s seasonopener, hit the sunbaked turf on Burnaby Mountain running and gunning, scoring 21 unanswered points in the first quarter. Wolves’ quarterback Evan Mozzochi rushed 45 yards to score Western Oregon’s first touchdown, then followed that up with 34 yard strike to receiver Terry Roush to stake them to a 14-0 advantage with 2:18 left in the first quarter. A high snap that sailed over the head of SFU punter Ian Sternau was recovered by the Wolves for their third touchdown in the first period. Running back Gabe Ephard broke open a 34 yard run into the end zone to get the Clan on the scoreboard, capping a threeminute drive early in the third quarter. That’s when SFU’s special teams faltered again, allowing the Wolves’ Adryan Allen to break free on the

ensuing kickoff and bolt 86 yards into the end zone, restoring Western Oregon’s 21 point lead. But the Clan refused to roll over. Ephard countered with an 86 yard run of his own on SFU’s next play from scrimmage, setting up Bo Palmer for a five yard scamper into the end zone. The Clan defense then shut down the Wolves offense, forcing them to punt away the ball. That allowed SFU quarterback Trey Wheeler to orchestrate a nine-play 75-yard drive that culminated with a three yard pass to a leaping Mathis Baumbach who managed to land with his feet just inside the left side of the

end zone, cutting the Wolves lead to 28-21 at half time. The free-wheeling offensive show of the first half settled down after the break. Mozzochi scored from 10 yards out on a keeper to put the Wolves up 35-21 nine minutes into the third quarter. SFU answered that four minutes later when backup quarterback Greg Bowcott carried the ball three yards into the Wolves’ end zone. Neither team was able to score in the fourth quarter. The loss leaves the Clan with a 1-1 record as they head to St. George, Utah to play Dixie State on Saturday.

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High-tech homes are not so unusual anymore

Demystifying the technology terms Life is full of technological innovation, and your new home is no exception. For homeowners who keep up with the latest trends, that technology on the list of features your new home developer provides will be easily understood. But what if those terms are unfamiliar to you? One such term that is often sprinkled among the features is “pre-wired” or “roughed-in.” According to Lee Rente of Encore Security and Automation, this refers to a home that has already had wires run throughout it prior to the drywall being installed. These wires can be used for anything that a homeowner could need, from television to security systems. “The wires are where they need to be should the owner decide to get that option,”

Rente says. “If it wasn’t pre-wired, it would be time-consuming and could be expensive to run the wires.” The type of wire most often used in homes is called cat5e, another term that appears often on features lists. “Cat5 is the Swiss Army knife of wire. If you don’t know what to run, cat5 will do it for you,” says Rente. This type of wire can run everything from speakers to Internet, as long as the proper adapters are in place. The final term is “central vacuum.” Rente says that this refers to a centrally located vacuum system that includes a series of pipes throughout the walls that allow you to plug in a vacuum hose anywhere in the house. “No more lugging a canister!” he says.

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Aragon going with the Flow at Port Royal by Kerry Vital

If you’re looking for a home with a view, Aragon’s Flow at Port Royal will be just the place for you. Situated directly on the river, homeowners will not only get a gorgeous view, but also great value for their money. “This is the best townhome you can possibly buy for the price,” says Aragon’s Director of Sales and Marketing David Wan. “There’s just no other product like it.” Built in Aragon’s Port Royal neighbourhood in Queensborough, Flow joins past projects Red Boat, Marmalade Sky and Regatta. This development, consisting of 30 homes ranging from 1,280 to 1,600 square feet, is located directly across from Port Royal Park and just steps away from a 1.7-kilometre riverfront walkway that encircles the property. Every home includes its own private roof deck, perfect for entertaining on the weekend or watching the sunset beside the fireplace, standard on every deck. “It is so tranquil and wide-open,” says Wan. “It’s just breathtaking.” Inside, the three-bedroom homes feature stunning gourmet kitchens, master suites on a separate floor from the other bedrooms, and an exposedbrick feature wall in most homes, which has become a trademark of Aragon. The open plan layout and top-ofthe-line GE Monogram appliances in the kitchen are just two of the things drawing people in to the display home. Hardwood flooring is included on the main level, while deep carpeting is standard on the bedroom levels. Never

I’d love to take you down there and show you the homes. I’ll have the keys waiting for you,” says Aragon Director of Sales and Marketing David Wan. again will your feet freeze as soon as they touch the floor in the morning! The kitchens are particularly impressive, and really give rise to the notion that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Each one features a builtin wall oven, and under-cabinet puck lighting that highlights the ceramic tile backsplash and double nosing granite or quartz countertops. One addition that is particularly beautiful are the built-in storage cabinets with glass inset doors and accent interior lighting. They are the farthest thing from utilitarian. The ensuite bathrooms are made for luxury. The separate shower stall includes a frameless glass door, mosaic tile flooring and a seating bench. The stone countertops are available in your choice of solid grey granite or light grey

and white travertine stone. “This is really a lifestyle product,” says Wan, adding “it’s an unbeatable lifestyle.” The exteriors are just as beautiful. Built with natural light in mind, Flow is built on a series of simple, elegant lines that showcase what Aragon calls a “modern work of art.” The entire Port Royal development is just minutes from Queensborough Landing, which includes Wal-Mart, several restaurants and other shops, and a range of services. Schools and recreation are also nearby. “I’d love to take you down there and show you the homes,” Wan says. “I’ll have the keys waiting for you.” Homes start at $475,900. For more information visit flowliving.ca or call 604-520-9890.

Martin Knowles photos

Aragon’s Flow at Port Royal features not only stunning views from your private rooftop deck (above), but also elegant architecture (top), a kitchen made for every gourmet need (second from top) and a luxurious bedroom with space for reading a good book (left.)


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Regional trend moving to a buyers market August marked the third consecutive month that home sale activity in Greater Vancouver was below the 10-year average for the month, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV). In contrast, home listing activity in the region has exceeded the 10-year norm every month since the beginning of the year. The real estate board reports that residential property sales of detached, attached and apartment properties on the region’s Multiple Listing Service (MLS) reached 2,378 in August, an eight per cent increase over the same month in 2010 (2,202). But it also ranks as the third lowest total for August in the last 10 years. “MLS statistics continue to indicate that we’re in a balanced market,� REBGV president Rosario Setticasi said. “However, with a sales-to-actives listings ratio of 15 per cent, Greater Vancouver is in the lower end of a balanced market and has been trending toward a buyers’ market over the past three months.� New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Greater Vancouver totalled 4,685 in August. This represents a 24.9 per cent increase compared to August 2010 when 3,750 properties were listed for sale on the MLS and an eight per cent decline compared to the 5,097 new listings reported in July 2011. Last month’s new listing total was the highest volume recorded for August in 16 years. At 15,437, the total number of residential property listings on the MLS

increased 1.4 per cent in August compared to July 2011 and rose 0.1 per cent compared to this time last year. The MLSLink Housing Price Index (HPI) benchmark price for all residential properties in Greater Vancouver over the last 12 months has increased 8.5 per cent to $625,578 in August 2011 from $576,597 in August 2010. “Year over year, prices are up. However, in the detached home category, benchmark prices have come down slightly in each of the past two months,â€? Setticasi said. “It’s important for people entering the market to understand that activity can differ signiďŹ cantly depending on the area and property type.â€? Sales of detached properties on the MLS in August 2011 reached 1,020, an increase of 14.2 per cent from the 893 detached sales in August 2010, and a 25.4 per cent decrease from the 1,367 units sold in August 2009. The benchmark price for detached properties increased 11.7 per cent from August 2010 to $888,243. Sales of apartments reached 955 in August 2011, a 2.1 per cent increase compared to the 935 sales in August 2010, and a decrease of 34.8 per cent compared to the 1,464 sales in August 2009. The benchmark price of an apartment increased 5.6 per cent from August 2010 to $407,457. Attached property sales in August 2011 totalled 403, a 7.8 per cent increase from 374 sales in August 2010, and a 33.9 per cent decrease from the 610 properties sold in August 2009. The benchmark of an attached unit increased 4.5 per cent between August 2010 and 2011 to $511,433.

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Field Relief Manager U-Haul Co. of B.C. Is looking for a Field Relief Manager to provide coverage for Centre and Area Field Managers. The successful applicant will perform a variety of duties, including on the job reviews using checklists or other tools. Compliance of U-Haul standards and procedures. Basic computer knowledge, some mechanical / wiring experience an asset. This is a full time position, valid drivers license required and maintaining good driving record. Must be able to operate automatic and standard transmission. Applicants must apply online @ www.uhauljobs.com Keyword: Field Relief Manager Resumes can be sent to: jackie_amanick@uhaul.com

WE ARE CURRENTLY RECRUITING FOR AN ENGINEER AT COQUITLAM CENTRE Reporting to the Operations Supervisor, the successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out the following routine maintenance on a daily basis: •

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Performing and documenting planned and irregular maintenance to the building HVAC systems, including central cooling and heating system. Operation of DDC controls, Fire alarm systems. Minor electrical repairs. Ensure all life safety systems (sprinklers, extinguishers etc.) are maintained. Touch up painting and minor building repairs, carpentry, plumbing etc. Help with set-up of ongoing promotions and décor as needed. Qualifications:

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We are Rio Tinto Alcan (RTA) the aluminium product group of Rio Tinto (RT) - a leading international mining group (http://www.riotinto.com) and the global leader in the aluminium industry. We supply high quality bauxite, alumina and aluminium worldwide and our AP smelting technology is the industry benchmark. To sustain this enviable market position, we count on the driving force of our 24,000 employees in 27 countries, all sharing our passion for excellence in product innovation, global practices and standards and cutting -edge technology. In particular, our commitment to excellence in managing Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) responsibilities is the hallmark of our activities. Our ultimate goal is ZERO - zero injuries, zero occupational illnesses, and zero environmental harm. Located in the Kitimat region of British Columbia, the Kitimat, Kemano and Watershed operations are part of Rio Tinto Alcan Primary Metal North America. Over the next four years, the Kitimat Smelter will convert from 1950s reduction technology to the most advanced version of AP40 technology. The new smelter will produce up to 420,000 tonnes of aluminium annually, primarily supplying the Asian markets. Rio Tinto Alcan is seeking a qualified person to fill the role noted below: CRANE MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR – Ref no. KIT0001G Under Coordinator/Manager supervision, the Supervisor Crane Mtce/Shift Maintenance is responsible for managing production and/or maintenance teams in order to ensure optimum plant or business-unit operation. To this end and in order to meet predetermined business plan objectives, he/she controls operating, service and maintenance parameters and procedures, ensures that quality standards are met, favours the growth of coaching teams, and promotes continuous improvement and the integration of health, safety and environmental issues. The fields of expertise for this employment position are the health and safety, cost control, training and development, and employee relations. To qualify for this position, the successful candidate should possess the following: - Interprovincial Trades Qualification - Millwright or Electrician - Minimum 3 years supervisor experience in an Industrial environment - Strong leadership and communication skills POWERLINE TECHNICIAN – Ref no. KIT0001F This job entails all aspects of the trade with a focus on transmission line maintenance. The hourly wage rate for power line technician is $40.639/hour. To qualify for this position, the successful candidate must possess: - Interprovincial journeyman lineman trades qualification - Industrial experience (3+ years is preferred but consideration will be given to recent graduates of powerline technician certification programs). - Experience in utility distribution systems - A valid British Columbia driver’s license Employees are represented by the Canadian Autoworkers Local 2301. We offer an attractive remuneration package and relocation assistance, a range of Rio Tinto benefits, as well as the sought after opportunity to develop and expand upon your knowledge and experience with a world leader in the industry. Northern residency and experience working in a cross-cultural environment, coupled with knowledge of the unique challenges and opportunities presented to those living in the North, are assets. To apply, please submit an online application (resume) directly at our website at www.riotinto.com/careers or send your resume to the following address: Rio Tinto Alcan, Recruitment Coordinator, PO Box 1800, Kitimat, B.C., V8C 2H2. Resumes must be received by Wednesday, September 28, 2011. Rio Tinto Alcan would like to thank all applicants, however only those shortlisted will be contacted

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Graphic Designer Are you a high-energy, talented graphic designer? Do you have strong interpersonal skills? Would you like to work in the fast-paced newspaper industry? We are looking for a full time graphic designer. You will be responsible for creating eye-catching ads in print and online using your comprehensive working knowledge of Adobe CS3: InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator on Mac OSX.

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COMMERICAL-TRANSPORT/ HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC PERMANENT FULL TIME Pacific Truck & Equipment Inc. in Houston, BC requires the following: Commercial Transport mechanics/Heavy Duty Mechanic with Diesel engine, Cat Cummins experience. The successful applicant will be responsible for repair and maintenance of mainly logging trucks and trailers. Applicant should be experienced with Cat, Cummins and general diesel engines. Competitive wage offered and a benefits package after 90 days. Please submit resume with references to: In Person: 2226 N. Nadina Ave. Houston, BC V0J 1Z0 Email: ltymkow@pacifictruck.ca Fax: 250-845-0062 PH: 250-845-0061

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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.

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KIDS & ADULTS NEEDED

Papers are delivered to your door. No need to insert flyers either! Deliver 2X a week, Wednesdays and Fridays right in your neighborhood. Call Christy 604-436-2472 for available routes email circulation@burnaby newsleader.com

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

Peace Arch News, a twice-weekly award-winning newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time sales person. The successful candidate will have a university or college education or two years of sales experience - preferably in the advertising or retail industry. The ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service is a must. The winning candidate will be a team player and will also be called upon to grow the account list with an aggressive cold calling mandate. The ability work in an extremely fast-paced environment with a positive attitude is a must. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan coupled with a strong benefit package. Black Press has over 170 community newspapers across Canada and the United States and for the proven candidate the opportunities are endless. Please submit your resume with a cover letter by Friday, September 30, 2011 to:. Rita Walters, Advertising Sales Manager The Peace Arch News #200 - 2411 - 160th St., Surrey, BC V3S 0C8 or e-mail: admanager@peacearchnews.com No phone calls please

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HELP WANTED

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G-Mart Homes Supplier looking for part time labor worker, must have Construction experience. $15/hour (start $12/hour). Please send resume: gmarthomes@hotmail.com or fax to: 604-464-1663.

Laborers CIVIL & PARK CONSTRUCTORS Seeks Laborers for project in Vancouver. Must have own vehicle. Min. 1 year experience in construction labor. Fulltime $17 - $20 (depending on experience) Plus OVERTIME and BENEFITS Fax resume to 604-507-4711 or Email: Paulo@wilco.ca www.wilcocivil.ca

EXCAVATOR OPERATOR Seeks Excavator Operators for projects in the Vancouver area. Must have own vehicle. Min. 5 years experience in heavy equipment operation. Fulltime $23 - $28 (depending on experience) Plus OVERTIME and BENEFITS Fax resume to 604-507-4711 or Email: Paulo@wilco.ca www.wilcocivil.ca

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Families, Kids, Tots & Teens!!

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

COOKS - P/T & F/T required at Lougheed Village Bar & Grill. Must have Experience. Fax Resume: 604-421-0365 Email: villagepub@lougheedapartments.ca

QUALIFIED & well skilled Restaurant Manager required for East African/Indian cuisine. Must have over 2 years exp. in food industry and able to supervise kitchen and front staff. Well presented and people interaction action skills a must. Good rewards for deserving applicant, $15.00 per hour. Contact Yasmin 604-433-5060 for details

ELECTRICAL Preventative Maintenance Technician Ensures the integrity and reliability of all plant equipment via inspections. Responsible for the PM program of Electrical inspections, thermography routes and motor lube routes. Assist in troubleshooting plant problems, supervision of the electrical tradespersons and assistance/vacation relief for the Automation Systems. Degree, or technologist level in electrical engineering or Industrial Instrumentation and Controls. Email tanya.hutorow@lafargena.com

Civil & Road Builders

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

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LICENSED Plumber,Gasfitter,small jobs for cash,Call Brian, 604 544 3654,Cell 604 726 2834.

Site Office Assistant CIVIL & PARK CONSTRUCTORS

MCELHANNEY Consulting is hiring for the following positions in Smithers, BC: - Intermediate Geotechnical and/or Civil Engineer - Intermediate Materials Technician - BCLS or Geomatics Engineering Technologist - Experienced Survey Field Crew - Senior Water Quality Biologist or Environmental Technician View full postings and HR contact info at: www.mcelhanney.com/mcsl/careers or to inquire or apply please contact Smithers Manager Emily Davidson at 250-847-4040.

Seeks Site Office Assistant for various projects in the Vancouver area. Must have own vehicle. Must speak fluent English. Must be computer literate with knowledge of Excel. Level 2 First Aid an asset. Fulltime $15 - $17 (depending on experience) Plus OVERTIME and BENEFITS Fax resume to 604-507-4711 or Email: Paulo@wilco.ca www.wilcocivil.ca

SITE FOREMAN for VANCOUVER AREA

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AUTOMOTIVE REFINISHING PREP TECH

329 PAINTING & DECORATING AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

604-949-1900 QUALITY RENOVATIONS *30 years *Licensed *Insured

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

WESTRIDGE MANAGEMENT CO Accounting & Bookkeeping, Taxes Best rates. Free Pickup & Delivery 604-764-2575 or 604-998-2265 www.westridgemanagementco.com

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CLEANING SERVICES

MAIDS R’ US 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

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

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

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HANDYPERSONS

INT/EXT Painting. Prices you can rely on. Ref’s. 30 Years exp. Keith 604-433-2279 or 604-777-1223.

A Semi Retired Tradesman. Small fix-it or build it jobs-Burnaby/New West. Richard, 604-377-2480 DON’S HANDYMAN SERVICES $30 PER HR no job too small. small plumbing repairs, tile setting, drywall patched, painting, any household job. 604-200-0932

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

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936. ADDITIONS, Renovations & New Construction. Concrete Forming & Framing Specialist. 604.218.3064 HOME IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry, painting, drywall, tiles Quality work - reasonable price Martin 604-521-8715 RENOVATION Specialist,25 years experienced carpenter,honest and reliable, call Eams Design & Build 604 657 7157 to arrange a free estimate today.

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1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount available. 604-721-4555 or 604-800-9488. ABBA MOVERS & DEL. Res/com 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25 yrs of experience.604-506-7576 ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020

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

CONCRETE & PLACING

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

ARTISTICO CONCRETE

PERSONAL SERVICES

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

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EDUCATION

287

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

• Kitchens • Bathrooms • Remodeling • Decks

TRADES, TECHNICAL

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIANS email:caribooindustrialelectric@gmail.com ph:250-983-2992

A-1 PAINTING CO.

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

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604.723.8434 • Insured • WCB • Written Guarantee • Free Est. • 20 Years Exp.

HELP WANTED

130

HELP WANTED

130

HELP WANTED

PAVING/SEAL COATING

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

338

PLUMBING

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

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Top Quality Painting Exterior / Interior

DRYWALL

FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945

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PRESSURE WASHING Andy’s Pressure Washing & Driveway Sealing (778)868-3374

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS #1 Roofing Company in BC

Duration: 24 weeks Potential Wages: $80k/yr

BUSINESS MANAGER Duration: 2 weeks

Potential Wages: $50-$100k/yr

COLLISION ESTIMATOR

INTO HIGH GEAR!

Duration: 13 weeks Potential Wages: $36-$60k/yr

SERVICE ADVISOR

Bundle Drop Drivers Needed

Duration: 13 weeks Potential Wages: $36-$60k/yr

PARTS & WAREHOUSING

GET CERTIFIED IN 13 WEEKS!

Duration: 6 weeks

Potential Wages: $32-$48k/yr

AUTO DETAILING Duration: 2 weeks Duration: 1 week NEW

Potential Wages: $36-$75k/yr

DISPATCHING AND TRANSPORTATION OPERATION

Duration: 25 weeks Potential Wages: $36-$65k/yr

www.lovecars.ca Visit our New Campus at 12160-88th Ave, Surrey

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JASON’S ROOFING

Potential Wages: $15-$20/hr

SALES & LEASING

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

ELECTRICIAN licensed, local. Low cost. Big&small jobs. Renov. & panel change expert. 604-374-0062. YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

Fulltime $25.00 - $30.00 (depending on experience) Plus OVERTIME and BENEFITS Fax resume to 604-507-4711 or Email: Paulo@wilco.ca www.wilcocivil.ca

TUTORS / TEACHERS NEEDED New West/Burnaby Teacher cert. req. or apply online www.acumeneducation.ca $25/hr. Phone: 1-877-864-4010

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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

Min. requirements: 5 years experience in either: • Park construction • Artificial & Sports field construction • Civil & Roadwork construction

B2B Sales Position Love to Travel, Meet People, & Have Fun making Money! careers@adstarpromotions.com

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PERSONAL SERVICES

You could make extra money delivering NewsLeader bundles to carriers every Tuesday and Thursday evening.

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

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

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

EXTRA

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

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

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

604.587.5865

PETS 477

PETS

P.B. ROTTY PUPS, ready to go, $600-$800. 10 wks. All males. Vet ✔, all shots. (778)318-1069 Poochie, super fluffy, 10wks, tiny toy, vet check, 1st shot, m-$750, f-$850. 1(604)354-3003 lv message or email: dinkytoi@hotmail.ca TOY POODLES, 6 weeks. Chocolate brown and black & brown. $650. 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

www.recycle-it-now.com

bradsjunkremoval.com

Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!!

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FREE ITEM

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FURNITURE

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

551

GARAGE SALES ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE SALE

China Cabinets, Occasional tables, chairs, cameras, lots of china and more.

Sept 17th & 18th, 10am - 4pm 12627 - Garibaldi St. East

SAME DAY SERVICE Seniors Discount

on Dewdney Trunk Rd. North on Garibaldi St. (1 street before 272nd St). 604-341-9899

Call Andrew (778)868-3374

Burnaby. Multi family sidewalk sale: Sat Sept 17, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Household items. Queensborough. SAT. Sept. 17th, 9-4 p.m. 345 Johnston St. Household furn. bedding & other items.

SUNDECKS

560

MISC. FOR SALE

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? UNRESERVED Pizza Restaurant Auction, Kitchen Equipment, Ovens, Seating. ONLINE Bidding. www.bcauction.ca Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

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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 $

Tree removal done RIGHT! • Tree & Stump Removal • Certified Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 Info: www.treeworksonline.ca info@treeworksonline.ca 10% OFF with this AD

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PETS

BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, vet check $600. (604)796-3026. No Sunday calls BENGAL CROSS KITTENS beautiful spotted and marbled, 4M ready $150-$250 each Call 604-820-1603 Border Collie P/B puppies dob June 23 M-$400; F-$450. vet ✓ first shot. 604-250-4360 or 604-856-7975. Boston Terriers pups, ckc reg, vet checked, reputable breeder, excellent pedigree. (604)794-3786 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 GERMAN SHEPHERD Puppies & young adults. Big strong, exc. for protection. 604-856-8161. GERMAN Shepherd pups. 8 wks. 3 left. Working line. Black & black/tan $650. 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602 LAB PUPS, Chocolate, $700. vet ch, dew-claws rem. 1st shots, dewormed. qual. lines (604)702-0217 MALTESE PUPPIES. 1st shots, vet ✔, health guarnt’d, all white. Can view mother. $650 (604)820-8513 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 PB, Golden Retriever pups, family farm raised, vet checked, shots, ready August 22. Males $450 Timbur6@telus.net. 604-845-7434

REAL ESTATE

BURNABY

Villa Del Mar

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

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!

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Secure parking available. For viewing call:

Call 604- 522-5230

6630 Telford Ave.

711

636

MORTGAGES

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca Purchase/Renew/Refinance Private 2nd MTG avl. Low Rates. Raj 604767-5050 www.mortgagebazar.ca

RECREATIONAL

640

RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, .83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake (70 Mile House). Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-3950599. (Please see bchomesforsale.com/70mile/frank.)

BURNABY

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

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

WHATTLEKAINUM HOUSING CO-OP ORIENTATION

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

CLAREMONT TERRACE

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

604-525-2661 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

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

Call 604-540-6725

Do you want to live in the security of a family community? Woodland surroundings, on Forest Grove Drive. Good location, close to schools, SFU and Lougheed Mall. No subsidies available. $10 application fee. Maximum housing charges; 2 bdrms only avail. $911/mo. Shares $2500.

NO SUBSIDIES AVAILABLE Orientation: Sunday, Sept 18 1:30 p.m. at 51A-8740 Forest Grove Dr. Phone 604-420-2442

741

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

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2011 WILDCAT 282RK

2008 Buick Allure 7,900 kms. Red, chrome pkg. Under warranty til Sept/2013. $16,900. 604-464-6397.

750

SUITES, LOWER

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

Walker Manor 6985 Walker Ave Bright large 1 bedroom for rent in a newly reno’d building. Large balcony, freshly painted with hardwood floors. 2 Min walk to Highgate Mall & all major transit.

Please call 778-994-2334

806

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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 Dual Pane Windows, electric awning, ouside shower, microwave, 2 slide outs $39,995 (stk.30380) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

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

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

05 ACURA RSX pristine condition. 44,000 km economical/dependable, sporty, lady driven, 5 spd. loaded. $14,700 obo. 604-538-2239. W. Rk. 1998 MERCEDES E320, 4 dr, auto, fully loaded, 80K, local, no accid, $7800 obo. Call: (778)881-1216 2001 HONDA ACCORD coupe, 4 cyl., V-tech eng., 95,000km. Very good cond. Well maint. Asking $8900 obo (604)850-0424 2003 TOYOTA COROLLA, silver, a/c, 5 spd, no accidents, exc cond, $6375. Call: (604)599-0170

The Scrapper

AM/FM/CD, awning, pass through storage, heated enclosed underbelly & outside shower. $17,995 (stk.30802) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

2010 Toyota Corolla. 4 dr. sedan, auto, dark grey, options, 23,000 K. $11,500 firm. 604-538-9257.

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847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2006 Chev Trailblazer, 4WD, 107kms, immac cond. sunroof, fully equip. $10,000 obo. 604-309-4001.

VEHICLES WANTED

851 2003 31.5’ Citation 5th wheel R/L, 2 tip outs, bike hitch, loaded. $25,900. Call (604)796-9074

TRUCKS & VANS

1992 GMC pick up, V8-305, 235,891 km, very clean, well maintained. $3500 obo. 604-793-8701

2004 F350 CREW CAB, diesel, 03 24’ Salem 5th whl. trailer, both mint cond., too many things to list. Will sell separate. Trailer $7,900 or both for $25,000 obo.Call 604-812-1278.

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION

COQUITLAM: lovely, bright, lrg 2 bdrm bsmt ste in 10 yr old house. Near Poirier comm ctr. Inste lndry. NS/NP. Monitered alarm, 1 car prkg $875. Avail Oct 1. 604-202-3300.

TRANSPORTATION

RECREATIONAL/SALE

OFFICE/RETAIL

NEW WEST - rooms for females, close to 22nd St. Skytrain. Also bsmt suite. Lucy 778-397-1791

BURNABY

830

MOTORCYCLES

845

2002 TRIUMPH TROPHY. Low k’s, new battery, runs good. $4,700. Call 604-217-3479; 778-880-0233. 2009 SUZUKI LS650. only 1520 km’s, bought new, lady owner, exc cond, asking $5575, (604)597-8467

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

2003 NASH TRAILER (Mod #25R) Sleeps 4, A/C, microwave, shower, f/s, large awning, never smoked-in. Like new! $17,500. 604-853-4062. Email: gwpovey@gmail.com WEST

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$ WE PAY CASH FOR CARS $ CALL

604-328-0081 7 Days/Week AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

1994 ROADTREK, 190 Vesatile, Class B, Dodge Ram 350 1 ton chasis, 57,000 kms. No smoking or pets. Totally equipped incl. Onan generator. Asking $18,000. (604)859-6335

2000 CHEVY VENTURE VAN. SWB. A/C, 20 K per year. 6 pass. AirCrd. $2,650. Call 604-465-5131 2004 GMC SLT 2500HD crew cab, duramax diesel, 82,000k. Immac. $35,000 in extras. Pictures avail. $25,500. Call 604-858-4878.

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1968 VOLVO 144S, European model, 4 cyl., have original plates & reg. Good shape, runs well. $1500 obo. Willie (604)220-8969

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AUTO FINANCING

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

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Rozario 778-788-1849 Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

Well maintained ONE bedrooms. Includes cable, heat & hot water. Secure parking avail. On site manager. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Quiet & well maintained bldg., walk to Highgate Mall & transit. Cat okay. For viewing....

Call 604- 521-3448

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2003 LINCOLN CARTIER Towncar, only 127K, pristine, compl. records since new. $11,500. (604)535-5495

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706

818

TRANSPORTATION

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BURNABY

645

TRANSPORTATION

BURNABY

ACREAGE

603

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

APARTMENT/CONDO

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BURNABY

706

BURNABY

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FERTILIZERS

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CARS - DOMESTIC

1997 CHRYSLER CONCORDE, in good shape, low miles, AirCared, all power opt, $2000, 604-319-7410 1997 FORD ESCORT wagon, 67,000 km, mint, garage kept, one owner. $4500. 604-869-3313

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