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Royal distraction Burnaby residents will be watching closely the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday. The NewsLeader asked a few to help create an itinerary for a regal visit to our town.

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VICTORIA – The B.C. legislature reconvenes on Wednesday for a month-long session that is expected to feature the debut of both NDP leader Adrian Dix and Premier Christy Clark. Clark must first win a seat in a May 11 by-election in Vancouver-Point Grey, to fill the vacancy left by former premier Gordon Campbell. If she defeats NDP candidate David Eby, she would be able to take her seat on the B.C. Liberal front bench a few days before the spring session ends on June 2. Clark has hinted at new family-friendly tax measures that could be tabled in the spring session. One of those could be a promised reduction in the rate of the harmonized sales tax, the fate of which will be decided in a mail-in referendum set for June and July. Finance Minister Keven Falcon has launched a prereferendum program that includes $500,000 to be split between pro-HST and anti-HST representatives, a household mail-out including arguments from both sides, and a series of public forums held at colleges and universities around B.C. The government will also run an advertising campaign urging voters to keep the HST, thus avoiding costs in the bil-

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lions to undo it and retaining sales tax rebates directed to low-income households. The government plans to start sending out mail-in ballots in mid-June, and completed ballots must be received by Elections BC no later than July 22. It will be August before the results are known, and the government knows whether to keep the HST or negotiate an end to it with the federal government. The B.C. Liberal government presented a status-quo budget in February, leaving a substantial portion of expected revenue unallocated. That budget must be debated and passed before

the government’s spending authority runs out in July. The government must also pass amendments to set up the mail-in HST referendum. An anti-HST petition organized by former premier Bill Vander Zalm last year calls on the government to either reinstate the former provincial sales tax and provide refunds on millions of transactions, or put the issue to the public in a vote. Former finance minister Colin Hansen said it wouldn’t be possible to meet the demand in the original petition, and the Clark government has decided to take the vote over and do it by mail.


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The Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C. is reminding well-intentioned humans to use caution when attempting to help a young bird that appears in distress. They might just be learning to fly and wouldn’t appreciate being “rescued” and separated from their parents. For more on how to determine if a bird needs help, visit www. wildliferescue.ca. If the bird is limping or dragging a wing, or if you see blood, open wounds or other obvious injury, call WRA immediately at 604-526-7275.

The Burnaby Art Gallery is hosting its first fundraiser, Nourish, a luncheon to be held Saturday, May 7, 12 p.m. at Hart House Restaurant, 6664 Deer Lake Ave. Tickets are $100 which gets you a lunch prepared by Hart House chef Kris Kabush and a $50 tax receipt. Money raised will support the gallery’s education programs. Tickets and Info: Burnaby Art Gallery, 604297-4422 or burnabyartgallery.ca and Shadbolt Centre box office, 604-205-3000 or shadboltcentre.com.

The Burnaby Board of Trade (BBOT) has a new president and CEO, Paul Holden, who most recently worked with the Business in Vancouver Media Group. Holden, who served as group publisher and director of custom publishing for the BIV group—and whose responsibilities included multiple official VANOC publications for the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Winter Games—has over 30 years of experience in business management and sales. The BBOT chose Holden based on his significant experience, business intelligence, personal integrity, and outstanding track record, said Dick Kouwenhoven, chair of the BBOT board of directors. Holden will start in his new role on May 9. BBOT members will have their first chance to meet him on May 10, when he’ll be present at the goingaway party for outgoing president and CEO Darlene Gering.

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ueen Victoria is certain Kate Middleton will make a great queen when she ascends to the throne. After all, she’s a brunette. “She’s less frivolous. We approve of the brunettes,” said the deceased monarch of the woman who will marry her great-great-greatgreat grandson, Prince William, on Friday. “The blondes and redheads didn’t work out so well.” Victoria, who now makes regular visits to Burnaby Village Museum, especially on her birthday, said she’ll be at Westminster Abbey in spirit for the nuptials. Which is pretty much the only way she can attend; she’s been dead for 110 years. In an exclusive interview with the NewsLeader, the longest-serving British queen said while she’s appalled at Middleton’s lack of royal lineage, she’s hopeful her self-assurance and common touch will breathe new life into the monarchy. “In our day we married inside the Royal Family. We were destined to marry the most appropriate royal. We didn’t have a choice,” said Victoria, who married her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in 1840. “The young people today follow their hearts. It’s shattered a lot of traditions. But we think she’s a capable young woman. We have high hopes.”

The demands of the job of ruling the United Kingdom and the constant scrutiny that will be foisted upon the future queen by the British press won’t be easy for Middleton, said Victoria. “It’s like living in a crystal fish bowl. You can’t get good help because they all tattle to the papers. One has to be careful about one’s telephone conversations. We can’t behead people anymore,” said Victoria, who kept a detailed journal during her own reign that eventually comprised 122 volumes. But her future greatgreat-great-great grand daughter-in-law seems up to the challenge, said Victoria. “She’s well educated. We think this young lady is pretty discreet.” The newest royals have already announced their first official international visit will be to Canada in late June-early July. Victoria is dismayed they won’t be coming to British Columbia as she’d already planned a lively itinerary for her adopted city, including a stroll down the main street of historical Burnaby Village Museum, a stop to admire the modern, iconic architecture of Simon Fraser University and a visit to the rose garden on Burnaby Mountain. “It’s so romantic,” said Victoria. They’d travel around in the museum’s antique Model T because “the young people do like a motor.”

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On their way through the Burnaby Heights neighbourhood on Hastings Street, Prince William and Kate Middleton drop into Cioffi’s Meats where Lynnea King and Rino Cioffi show them an impressive rack of steaks.

And their afternoon would end with a “punt” in a Canadian canoe around Burnaby Lake. “To take one’s young lady on the water for an afternoon is very gallant,” said Victoria.

••••• In honour of Friday’s royal wedding, the NewsLeader solicited various members of the community for their ideas where they would take Prince William and Kate should they ever visit Burnaby. I would meet them at the Wildlife Rescue Association facility on Glencarin Drive near Burnaby Lake. William and Kate could get a close-up look at some of Burnaby’s bird and animal residents, as well as admiring the work of this great organization in rehabilitating injured

wildlife. Then we would set off on foot along the trail on the south side of Burnaby Lake, keeping an eye out for beavers, herons, rabbits and coyotes, and taking in the expansive vistas of the lake with the snow-capped North Shore mountains in the background. I would point out the eagles’ nest about halfway along the trail, and we could see if there are any youngsters this year. We would then pause at the Burnaby Horsemen’s Association facility near the east end of the lake. I would hope the members could put their differences aside for a few moments while William and Kate admired their horses. We would then cross Cariboo Road and join the section of the Central Valley Greenway that borders the Brunette River up to North Road. This is as perfect a piece of Burnaby scenery as can

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I would take William and Kate to the Variety Club playground in Central Park. In May 1986, Prince Charles and Princess Diana took the newly opened Expo line from downtown to Central Park in inaugurate the playground uniquely designed for children with special needs. It was a warm, sunny spring day and the crowd was happy and enthusiastic, waiting for Charles and Diana to arrive from the Patterson station. The Royal Couple took time to greet children with disabilities and seniors. Princess Diana, wearing a long, fitted off-white dress and white pumps, seemed taller and even thinner in person. She was radiant and lovely. PLEASE SEE MEMORIES ON A19

The execution of two search warrants in Burnaby last week led to the arrest of a suspect in the homicide of a 43-yearold Vancouver man, say Vancouver police. Rodney James McDonald died on April 16 from head injuries he allegedly sustained in a violent assault in the Downtown Eastside five days earlier. He had been found lying on the northeast corner of Carrall Street and East Hastings and was rushed to hospital where he died April 16. During the investigation, Vancouver police officers learned information that led to identification of the suspect. With the help of Burnaby RCMP, VPD officers executed the two search warrants in connection with the case. Johan Manuel Garcia Sime was arrested April 21 in Vancouver without incident. He has been charged with one count of manslaughter and remains in custody. He does not have a criminal record. wchow@ burnabynewsleader.com

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was another highlight, Johnson said, since she watches the show faithfully with her five-year-old daughter. Johnson (her married name) had her photo taken with Jones and now her daughter thinks Coach Beiste is her mom’s boss, she said with a laugh. “That was the best one, I think, for my heart.” She did find herself tongue-tied on occasion, such as when she met Grant Bowler from Ugly Betty. “I could barely talk, he was so gorgeous.” And luckily, when she was away from her table, her girlfriend was on hand to talk to Rachel Zoe, a big name stylist to the stars, about her designs. The event had another major benefit: she was among the few participants chosen to attend a New York event that aimed to introduce the hottest mom and baby products to magazine writers and TV segment producers. During the event held earlier this month, Johnson was interviewed by InStyle, Parents and Us Weekly magazines as well as a number of online publications. “Now it’s just a waiting game to see if anybody picks up the story or not.” Meantime, she’s found a U.S. distributor, a Pennsylvaniabased online high-end boutique—”I’m now officially in the U.S.”—and she’s busy filling orders that have started flowing in. She’s gone from a couple orders every couple of weeks to one or more orders a day. It’s a far cry from a few months ago when she considered having to find a regular job again when her husband had to take on lower-paying work. The Forest Grove resident had left a 15-year career in the financial services industry to turn her jewelry-making hobby into a business and to spend more time with her two young children. But business had been slower than she needed it to be. Now, thanks to media coverage and the celebrity exposure, things are looking up. “It’s kept us from having to sell our house.” wchow@burnabynewsleader.com


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Heights parkade to stay closed to public: report Low lease rates to encourage use by area employees, free up street parking By Wanda Chow NEWSLEADER

A Burnaby Heights parkade will remain closed despite the concerns of some area merchants that the closure has hurt business. But city hall is offering parking lease rates of $10 a month to the local business community to encourage its use by employees, to free up street parking for customers. The parkade at 485 MacDonald Ave. was closed temporarily in July 2009 due to concerns about safety, security and nuisance issues. An entry gate and security system were installed and the New Chelsea Society took over management of the adjacent rental

Cash to help SFU get green A new neighbourhood energy utility on Burnaby Mountain will supply enough heat for the entire Simon Fraser University campus and future homes in the UniverCity residential development. And the provincial government is providing $4.7 million to help make it happen, saying in a press release that the project will eliminate 11,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases each year, equivalent to that generated by more than 900 homes. SFU is partnering with SFU Community Trust, Corix Utilities, and BC Hydro on the energy system, which involves a high-efficiency heating plant that uses biomass— recycled wood waste from construction sites that would normally go to landfills—as the primary fuel source.

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homes and parkade. As a result, RCMP calls to the facility have been practically eliminated. In November, council approved a proposal to install a new gate to separate the residential and cityowned parking spaces, continue allowing Heights Laser Centre to use several spots at no cost, and lease the remaining spaces to area businesses. The parking would be accessed only by security cards. But in January, Regent Fish Market owner K.J. Eom and Max Kasaei, owner of Heights Meat and Deli, appeared before council to present a petition from Heights merchants opposing the change. Eom said a “sharp and abrupt drop in sales” coincided with the 2009 closure while Kasaei said he’d seen a 25 per cent decline since then.

A city staff report presented to the Community Development Committee recently said 35 area businesses were interviewed by the Heights Merchants Association. Its survey found mixed opinions over whether the parkade should be reopened, but a general concern about a lack of customer parking, especially on the south side of Hastings Street where parking is lost to the HOV lane during the afternoon rush hour. And while city hall proposed the businesses’ employees lease spots in the parkade to free up street parking for customers, leasing costs and security were concerns that affected the desirability of such a plan. The staff report found that time-limited street parking in the area turns over regularly and that on-street

parking is available within a one-block radius during the afternoon rush hour. “The reopening of the parkade to the general public will likely, over time, result in the same safety and security concerns experienced in the past,” the report said. While a security attendant would help address the issues, the ongoing cost would be “significant” and likely have to be covered by city hall. Staff have concluded that leasing spaces to the Heights business community is the “best option at this time.” To make it more attractive to the business community, “staff are prepared to initially lease the parking spaces at a nominal rate of $10/month,” the report said, with parkade usage monitored on an ongoing basis and adjustments made when necessary. wchow@burnabynewsleader.com

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On Friday, an estimated two billion people around the world will be glued to their televisions at all hours of the day and night to watch the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. They’ll also be able to view the pomp and ceremony on an official royal YouTube channel, or a royal wedding app on their iPhone, or follow it on a live blog with integrated Twitter feed. There’s no escaping the hype. According to the technology firm Greenlight, the royal wedding is being mentioned 9,000 times a day online, or about once every 10 seconds. There are six times more people excited about the wedding than those that couldn’t care less. No detail is too minute or mundane for scrutiny, from speculation on Middleton’s dress and who’s designing it, to the guest list, the gifts, the appetizers, the menu. The cynics, meanwhile, roll their eyes. They dismiss the royal family as irrelevant; they don’t make decisions, they don’t create policy. They scorn their lavish lifestyles of privilege as a needless burden on taxpayers struggling to pay the rent and buy groceries in recessionary times. They shake their heads at the expense and attention paid to a royal wedding as an affront when people are dying in wars, struggling to rebuild their lives after disasters, dealing with the daily challenges of disease, starvation and poverty. But it’s those very realities that pique our interest and curiosity about the royals, their wealth, their lifestyles, their foibles. It’s human nature to seek escape from all the challenges of just getting through the day, whether it’s turning up the volume on a favourite song as we’re stuck in traffic, to popping into the coffee shop for a calorieladen snack, to scanning the headlines on the gossip magazines as we stand in line at the grocery store checkout. For most, the royal wedding is no more than that, a diversion. So sit back and enjoy. The problems of the world return on Saturday.

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Now can we talk about the HST? the next Tron might be made somewhere else if the HST is rejected. Regular readers will know I am an advocate of the HST, and the general trend away from income taxes and toward consumption taxes. But most people I talk to aren’t interested in the economics, except as it relates to their own wallets. They don’t believe that taxes imposed on business will either be passed on to consumers, or avoided by changing locations. And they are bombarded with bogus arguments in this spring of election fever. Federal NDP leader Jack Layton is the worst offender. Like his B.C. counterparts, he has run to the front of the anti-HST parade. Unlike the B.C. NDP, Layton knows he will never Fletcher have to implement his promises in government, so he offers to write off the $1.6 billion transition fund that B.C. Complicated sales taxes has applied to its deficit. In effect, the rest of the provinces would subsidize B.C. for bringing back A friend in the business tells me this was more of a deterrent to movie production in B.C. than the an archaic sales tax. That’s not even Layton’s dumbest idea. He’s current weakness of the U.S. dollar. It’s the kind been wandering the country promising to remove of expensive insult added to the injury of dealing GST from heating bills, a $700 million tax cut that with two different, complicated sales taxes, and would help the rich as much as the poor. Surely it’s one of many unintended business problems B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix would not approve of fixed by harmonized sales tax. such a regressive tax shift. Despite B.C.’s reputation for movie wizardry,

VICTORIA – Even if movies based on video games aren’t your cup of tea, the recent Disney production Tron: Legacy is notable as a measure of the sophistication of the B.C. motion picture industry. A showcase of the latest computer-generated 3D effects, including a rendering of actor Jeff Bridges as he looked in the original version 30 years ago, Tron: Legacy was nominated for an Oscar and won several other awards for technical achievement. The sleek, lighted suits worn by characters were custom-made in the United States at a cost of $22 million, then brought to Vancouver for filming. Due to the vagaries of the old provincial sales tax, Disney had to pay about Tom $1.5 million in PST because they were used here.

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(Presumably Layton has been briefed by now that B.C.’s portion of the HST doesn’t apply to heating bills, so he won’t confuse us with Ontario any more.) Dix talks about HST falling on small business. There is an impact on service businesses, notably restaurants, but ask a self-employed person or small business operator if they’d like to go back to administering two different sales taxes.

Rebate cheques mailed Quarterly HST rebate cheques went out last week to more than a million B.C. residents at the lowest end of the income scale. Ask those people if they’d like to lose that benefit, a real example of the kind of income equalizing measure that Dix calls his top priority. Ask a laid-off mill employee if he’d like to go back to work, and pay HST on movies and a dinner out. • Further to last week’s column about Dix’s plan to raise corporate tax rates, I now regret referring to his program as “Marxism Lite.” I fell for his strident rhetoric about taxing big corporations. His proposal amounts to raising the tax on corporate net income in excess of $500,000 by a modest two per cent. ■ Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com.


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and energy required to run Re: Candidates’ response to a campaign on one’s own is Burnaby homeless survey enormous. disappointing: Mulholland Kennedy Stewart says that (NewsLeader, April 20) it is “his job to answer every Wanda Mullholland of the issue.” Burnaby Task Force on HomeBut unlike myself, Mr. lessness incorrectly states that Stewart has staff to assist him I did not respond to her quesin responding to every request tionnaire. In fact, I responded that comes his way. immediately, expressing the Wanda Mullholland should Green Party’s deep concern for be less concerned poverty and with candidates homelessness If meaningless hypoin this riding. answers such as this answering thetical questions, However, I asked for more are sufficient for Ms. and more focused time in which Mullholland, then on what the NDP have actually done I could answer it’s true that I should for homelessness the questionand poverty in naire more have answered Burnaby, which is thoroughly. I her questionnaire a big resounding was not able immediately... zero. Burnaby to meet her still has one of the deadline, and highest poverty rates in all of the citizens of Burnaby should British Columbia, but Kennedy know why. states that the “federal governAs a first-time candidate, ment has to get back in the I am being inundated with game.” emails on every conceivable If meaningless answers subject, from the seal hunt such as this are sufficient to the state of Israel. Unlike for Ms. Mullholland, then Kennedy Stewart of the NDP, it’s true that I should have whose party has represented answered her questionnaire this riding for decades, I do not have a staff of people whose job immediately—with similar political evasiveness that would it is to assist the candidate. not have required any serious The Green Party is a grasstime investment on my part in roots movement; I have been which to construct a thoughtawarded $200 to run my campaign and have no outside help. ful, conscientious response. My apologies. This means that if someone requests a Green Party lawn Adrianne Merlo sign, I am the one who puts Green candidate it there. The amount of time Burnaby-Douglas

A threat to health care Steven Harper is clouding the Conservatives’ true intentions for the Canadian health care system. He says health care transfers to the provinces will continue to grow by six per cent beyond 2014. Harper knows that is not factual because the current federal deals on health care, social spending and equalization expire with the 2013-2014 accord. How can he possibly make such a decree beyond that accord? He also knows the federal finance department views his six per cent promise as nothing more than an assumption. According to them it is not a government commitment, merely a conjecture resulting from their hope to balance the books by 2015-2016. If Harper gets a majority government he will move ahead with a promise made in 2005 to privatize Canadian health care. Fortunately that majority has been elusive and it is up to the electorate to continue denying him. Harper will privatize national health care in order to eliminate himself as its enforcer, resulting in the provinces and territories operating a patchwork of disconnected private systems. Elect him and you can forget the five principles of our health care system. Brian J. O’Neill Burnaby

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■ ELECTION 2011: BURNABY-NEW WESTMINSTER ■ LIBERAL

CONSERVATIVE

NEW DEMOCRAT

GREEN

The most important issue in this election is the protection and enhancement of Canada’s social programs. Health care, seniors care, education, immigrant services and affordable housing will all be at risk if the current government is re-elected. A Liberal government will protect Canada’s universal health care system and provide it with substantial additional funding. It will also take steps to shorten the unacceptably long waits, up to 14 years, for family re-unification immigration applications to be processed. It will also provide increased funding for seniors care, education, affordable housing and other social programs.

For our community, we need an MP who will stop voting against everything, and not being able to implement anything, and start voting for the benefit of our country, such as the last budget. The local MP voted for this unwanted election.

One of the most important issues is the imposition of the HST pushed on B.C. by the federal Conservatives with the support of federal Liberal MPs. This has led to the loss of jobs and immense hardship for small business and residents in our area. The NDP will scrap the HST and ensure that B.C. is not doubly penalized by being forced to pay back the $1.6 billion that was offered as an incentive to implement the HST. This money is needed to ease the economic instability that is a direct result of the HST.

There is no one issue. But in order to debate and find fixes for issues, we have to get true democracy back into our Parliament. Reform the voting system, improve and increase access to information so everyone knows what’s at stake and the possible solutions. Then we can find answers to the rest of our issues… to create a smarter economy, stronger communities, etc.

PAUL FORSETH

GARTH EVANS

PETER JULIAN

CARRIE MCLAREN

KEY QUESTIONS What is the most important issue this election, and what is your party’s plan to address it?

What makes you the best candidate to serve constituents in this riding?

What will be your first priority if you are elected as the MP?

I have a proven record of serving the people of BurnabyEVANS New Westminster when I was a Burnaby city councillor from 2005 to 2008. I am a successful lawyer with experience in the development of affordable and special needs housing and am a skilled and articulate advocate. But most of all I care about people, want to help them with their problems and have the proven ability to be able to do so. My first priority will be to thank my constituents for placing their trust in me, then to establish an office so I will be available to serve them, and then get to work dealing with their problems. There are many poor and disadvantaged people in Burnaby-New Westminster and I am anxious to use my skills to help them in dealing with the federal government. Specific priorities include obtaining funding for a homeless shelter and an immigrant services centre and implementing the plan to simplify the family reunification program and reduce the waiting times for approval of such applications.

I have the most experience as an MP, and I am the least doctrinaire in efforts to represent FORSETH the broadest character of our whole riding to Ottawa.

Open an office as fast as I can, and engage the community. Once Parliament is recalled, to work to get the budget and the stalled anti-crime legislation passed.

I have helped 6,000 families in Burnaby-New Westminster with a wide JULIAN range of federal issues. We have one of the most active riding offices in the country and many people come from outside the riding for help and advice because they have heard of our service. Our track record is among the best in the country. In addition, I stand third in the House of Commons for the size and scope of my private member’s legislation which includes legislation to combat drunk driving, restitution for victims of crime and the elimination of toxic chemicals. I have been one of the most active Members of Parliament since 2004. On May 3rd I will be back in the Constituency Office on Sixth Street if I am reelected as MP and will continue to serve the hard working constituents of BurnabyNew Westminster.

I’m an ordinary person trying to bring some “common sense” into the debate. I don’t MCLAREN assume to know all the answers and so reach out to those in the community for their suggestions, expertise, and help in shaping how we want to live, and can bring that forward to Ottawa. I think there are some great solutions brought forward and shaped by the Green Party (look online at our Vision Green document), but I know that the rest of the community have to be involved as well. After the party… Work on the common connections shared between all the parties in Parliament to get a national housing strategy going, and well… let’s start looking at deadlines and working the list shall we?

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â&#x2013;  ELECTION 2011: BURNABY-DOUGLAS â&#x2013;  LIBERAL

GREEN

Jobs and the economy remain the biggest issue this election. Stephen Harperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Conservatives are steering Canada through the worst global economic recession since the 1930s. Creating jobs and emerging from the global recession as one of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top-performing advanced economies will keep Canada in a strong position. Our low-tax plan helps hard-working Canadian families, because we understand that household budgets are tight. Conservatives will focus on job creation through training, trades, and low taxes and will be supporting families through our family tax cut.

Canada turns 150 in 2017. In a globalized world, Canada not only has to compete with neighbouring countries for investment and good jobs, but the whole world. I want to ensure Burnaby and Canada are the most skilled, most educated and most productive places in the world. B.C. is central to this plan because we are a natural gateway to the fastgrowing economies of Asia. It is detrimental to Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s long-term prospects that it took Stephen Harper four years to visit China since he became Prime Minister. As an MP, I will work hard to build bridges.

Climate change. Period. We throw the issue of the environment around like a political frisbee. It is not a political issue, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a global catastrophe and an emerging human crisis. And if we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t deal with the environment, nothing else is going to matter. The source of our wealth and health is the natural environment. The Greens are the only party taking this seriously; in recent debates, it was hardly mentioned. It is mind boggling we continue to distract ourselves with less pressing issues.

RONALD LEUNG

KEY QUESTIONS What is the most important issue this election, and what is your partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan to address it?

What makes you the best candidate to serve constituents in this riding?

What will be your first priority if you are elected as the MP?

NEW DEMOCRAT

CONSERVATIVE

KEN LOW

As a long-time Burnaby resident, I understand our LEUNG community and the issues we face locally. Running here in the last election I realized how much Burnaby needs a strong local representative. Only a Conservative will be able to provide a stable, majority government that will remain focused on issues that matter to Burnaby, such as jobs and the economy. A vote for the NDP is just a vote for the Ignatieff-led coalition that will set Canadians back. Once elected, I will work towards keeping the economy on the path to recovery as we climb out of the recession. Additionally, we need to continue to protect our children and the elderly by ensuring our streets are safe.

My connections with Burnaby run deep. I have helped organize the annual West Coast Can-Am Martial Arts Championships at BCIT in Burnaby. It will be the 32nd annual tournament in 2011. I LOW also have an active record for volunteering with numerous associations, including the Chinese Community Policing Centre, the Burnaby Board of Trade, and the Burnaby Chinese Seniors Society. I am committed to serving my community and being the voice of BurnabyDouglas families.

I am not interested in personal political power. I am running for a grassroots party for altruistic reasons. I have been given a $200 budget for my campaign, and have done so with almost no outside assistance. I am doing this because I am worried MERLO about the future of our children. And I will lobby hard to be the voice of the people in my riding. I will ďŹ ght for the environment, affordable housing, and stand up in Parliament for my constituents. I will be a conscientious, hard working, ethical MP committed to addressing the issues that most concern Burnaby/Douglas.

For Canadian families, the issues of greatest concern are the economy and health care. Without a steady job and timely access to medical care, little else matters. As MP, I will work to ensure Burnaby prospers and that we work together to protect our most vulnerable citizens. This requires a compassionate government that makes long term investments in education, family care and early childhood learning. All residents deserve a fair shake. I will listen to all constituents to ensure no one falls through the cracks.

First priority will be addressing climate change. It is detrimental to talk of other issues as if they are of greater importance: they are not. We cannot have a healthy economy on a planet that can no longer sustain life. Glaciers are melting, sea levels rising, polar ice receding, coral reefs dying, and the Amazon is drying out. Global emissions have risen faster than predicted. My priority will be to address the environmental hazards in my community, beginning with a complete environmental assessment of the Chevron reďŹ nery.

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Ken Low and Justin Trudeau at a meeting with community members to discuss seniors issues and family reuniďŹ cation. Ken Low will represent ALL members of the Burnaby-Douglas community. Ken has been active with many organizations including the Burnaby Board of Trade, Willingdon Church and has organized the International Can-Am Championships for martial arts at BCIT since 1980. He is has an active part of the community and is dedicated to representing YOU in Ottawa.

Please support Ken with your vote on Monday, May 2nd, 2011 For more information, please contact: (604) 299-7392 or kenlow@shaw.ca or visit Kenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website www.kenlow.ca Authorized by the OfďŹ cial Agent for Ken Low

KENNEDY STEWART

ADRIANNE MERLO

During our telephone town hall, 40 per cent of you told me health care is your top issue of concern. As this is your top issue, it is also my top issue. To ďŹ x health care we promise to boost front-line health services by hiring 1,200 doctors and 6,000 nurses. We will also reduce prescription drug costs through bulk-buying and patent reform. Finally, we will keep health care public by stopping the spread of private clinics. Championing health care is especially important to me as the founder of medicare - Tommy Douglas - used to be our MP here in Burnaby. I am the best candidate to serve as your MP as I will work hard every day for you in Ottawa. Working hard is nothing new to me. I grew up poor in rural Nova Scotia, STEWART moved to Burnaby in 1988 in search of a better life. I worked as a retail clerk and printing press operator before completing a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree at SFU and a PhD at the London School of Economics. I have also volunteered with community groups to help at-risk youth. My wife Jeanette and I love Burnaby and I would be honoured to serve as your MP. If I have the honour of being elected MP for Burnaby-Douglas, I promise to serve in the tradition of Tommy Douglas, Svend Robinson and Bill Siksay. My priority will always be to listen to, and act upon, your concerns in Ottawa. I will work hard to work with local and provincial governments to build our community and local economy. I will deliver practical results and provide leadership you can trust.

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is feeling temporarily overworked and needs to spend the additional time to catch up in order to meet a deadline set by her boss. But I will assume you have determined she is exhibiting workaholic tendencies: what should you do? Is it your responsibility to recommend any While she certainly changes in her behaviour? sounds like a typical You say you are becomworkaholic, be cautious ing friends, which may about making assumpmean you can be tions, at least until comfortable sharyou find out more ing your thoughts about her responwith her. She is sibilities. almost certainly I wonder if she aware of her condiis relatively new tion, so be sensiin her position tive and tactful and feeling overwith any remarks whelmed. She may you choose to be making every make. Simon Gibson effort to master Remember, too, the necessary that your motives skills as soon will be important to as possible which might consider. Do you feel she explain her extended time is performing at a higher at work. level than you? Are you She may have accepted a project from her supervi- perhaps somewhat jealous of her work ethic? sor which includes some Possibly colleagues have additional duties over and commented positively above her regular tasks: about her standard of this could also explain work and you see her as why she is taking work potential competition for a home. promotion. You may find she Friends care for each

other, however, and I would encourage you to express your concerns in a way that is supportive; you may even offer to provide some assistance, if appropriate. Workaholics frequently exhibit traits of perfectionism, I’ve found, so you should be aware that any changes she may choose to make will almost certainly be nominal. Your genuine concern with your co-worker’s life at the office is laudable; however, you should determine if she is, in fact, a workaholic. If she is, you will need to treat her with understanding and empathy, realizing she probably won’t be open to making significant adjustments to her work behaviour. ■ Simon Gibson is an experienced university professor, marketing executive and corporate writer. He has a PhD in education from Simon Fraser University and a degree in journalism from Carleton University. Submit your confidential questions relating to work and office life to simon@ officepolitics101.com.

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2011

sunday, may 1 | 9:30am–4pm

free admission

23rd annual burnaby rhododendron festival

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS WELCOME REMARKS 11:30am-11:45am Spirit Square Stage Welcome Remarks from Mayor Corrigan, the Chair of the Burnaby Parks, Recreation & Culture Commission and the President of the Burnaby Rhododendron & Gardens Society. The New Westminster Pipe Band leads the procession to the Spirit Square stage. PEOPLE’S CHOICE SPRING BOUQUET COMPETITION Studio 100/101 The 13th Annual People’s Choice Spring Bouquet Competition features a display of floral bouquets created by both professionals and amateurs. Judging will take place between 9:30am – 2:00pm on Sunday, May 1st. The winner will be announced at 3:00pm on the Spirit Square stage. RHODODENDRON TRUSS DISPLAY Studio 102 Observe trusses of many beautiful locally grown rhododendron varieties - Presented by Burnaby Rhododendron & Gardens Society. SILENT AUCTION Studio 103 Purchase some new and unusual treasures for your home and garden! Auction items will be on display during the festival with one closing time of 3:00pm. All items must be paid for and removed by 4:15pm and payment is by cash or cheque only. BRAGS RAFFLE Studio 103 Purchase your raffle tickets to win a photograph of a rhododendron seedling from previous “Adopt-a-Seedling” programs. Talk with Burnaby Rhododendron & Gardens Society member and rhododendron expert Norbert Wuensche to learn more about these unique plants.

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS FOR MAKING THIS SPECIAL FEATURE POSSIBLE:

BURNABY RHODODENDRON AND GARDENS SOCIETY ANNUAL PLANT SALE Studio 103 From the rare and unusual to the tried and true performers, there is something here for every gardener. Knowledgeable gardeners will be available to provide advice. For more information, e-mail info@brags.ca

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A variety of garden, horticulture or floral arts/ crafts will be exhibited and on sale.

EAST PLAZA • Kite-making presented by BC Kitefliers Association SPIRIT SQUARE • Kids & Marigolds Plant your own marigold seedlings donated by Burnaby Parks Department • Face Painting • Busy Bee Gardens Create a busy-bee container and plant a sunflower seed to give your garden a bee friendly head start. Bees are our most important pollinators, so let’s help to increase their habitat. STUDIO 102 • Watercolour Greeting Cards - Use beautiful Deer Lake Park as inspiration and celebrate spring by creating your own watercolour greeting card - perhaps a Mother’s Day card that mom is sure to love. This is a great art activity for people of all ages. • Clayathon - Bluebells, daffodils and maybe a pixie or two…Let’s see how far our imaginations can grow as you join in and help us sculpt a beautiful community - based clay garden installation. This temporary installation will allow creativity to run wild with demonstrations of both piping clay and hand building techniques for all ages. • Shadbolt Arts Program Information Our programmers will be on hand to help you discover everything that the Shadbolt Fine and Performing Arts programs have to offer. BURNABY ART GALLERY 11am-3pm (up the hill to the west) Gardeners and artists have a lot in common approaching the colour, texture and composition of their creations. Spend time on our veranda-turned-studio, designing the garden of your dreams as an abstracted colourful collage and painting. Instructor Shelley Tucker introduces basic composition elements for creating aerial view garden maps and plans using paper cut-outs, oil pastel and colour washes.

ATRIUM • Ancient Forest Alliance • Artists Among Us • Burnaby Rhododendron and Gardens Society • Carm’s Clips • China Painters Guild • City of Burnaby Environmental Services • City of Burnaby Recycling • Euro Designs • Gini McKellar • Master Gardeners Association of BC • My Father’s Garden • The Painted Cookie • Richard Major Art Group • Summer Hand Bags • Water Garden Club of BC STUDIO 100/101 • BC Council of Garden Clubs • BC Fuchsia & Begonia Society • Burnaby Lake Park Association • Point Grey Chrysanthemum Association • Society for Organic Urban Land Care • Vancouver Dahlia Society • Vancouver Ikebana Association • Vancouver Shade Garden Society • Wildlife Rescue Association of BC EAST PLAZA • Albert’s Herbs & Nursery • Burnaby Potters Guild • City of Burnaby Horticulture Department • Clayburn Copperworks • Finley’s Rhododendrons • GardenWorks Canada • Hansi’s Nursery • Heimat Farm • JGN Designs • Kelpman • Natural Village Farm • The Natural Gardener Garden Store • Vancouver Farmers Market SPIRIT SQUARE • Girl Guides of Canada –West Coast Area • AM 650 Street Team

MEET THE PERFORMERS • Dolce Talented local youth performing classical music. • Metro Seniors Swing Band Performing 50’s classics, old time swing favourites and tunes from the big band era. • Metropolitan Concert Band This community ensemble has members from all over the Lower Mainland. Under the musical direction of Dan Hearty, the band plays a diverse repertoire of music, including marches, show tunes, light classical, big band, and popular songs spanning the last 100 years. • FiddleStix Champion fiddler Cary Grigg and East Coast musician, writer and artist Janet Noade share Aboriginal and European blood and this transposes into the spirit of their music. Together they blend a wild mix of Celtic, Métis, east coast, swing, original, pop and roots music. • Fiddlin’ Frenzy This award winning fiddle and clogging duo have released two CD’s. They perform traditional and Celtic music and they were also chosen to perform at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic games. • Jody Quine She is the voice you hear in your dreams. Jody’s voice and stark acoustic performance is a rare privilege not to be missed. • Keith Bennett Keith’s guitar, singing and harmonica skills have been featured with the Vancouver Symphony, NHL Canucks games and the band Supertramp. • Stephen Boswell This classical guitarist performs Spanish, South American, flamenco, classical, jazz and popular styles of music. He teaches on the faculty of Capilano University in North Vancouver where he offers degree accredited instruction. He has performed extensively all over the world.

FOOD VENDORS Festival food will be available indoors at Encore’s Café and B & B Concessions on the East Plaza. Help us go green! Bring your own mug to Encores’s Café to save $.50 on a cup of brewed coffee.

• Caitlan Read A passionate fiddler who enjoys exploring traditional Celtic tunes as well as composing her own jigs, reels and airs. This year guitarist Chika Buston will add her sensitive melodic talents to Caitlan’s fine fiddling! • Jessi Nicholson With an authenticity in her music and a warm mix of soul, rhythm and blues and reggae, Jessi reaches any age making her a new focus within local and global music communities.

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• Foresta Protector of nature, Foresta walks high amongst the trees to bring you good karma, earthy and serene wishes. Let yourself sway in the wind with this gentle fairy.

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• Adamson’s Heritage Nursery • Alouette Nursery • Backyard Bird Centre • Burnaby Village Museum • Capilano Suspension Bridge • Cactus Club CaféKingsway • Clearview Garden Shop • Dykhof Nurseries & Florist • Encore’s Café • GardenWorks at Mandeville

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The Bird Life of Deer Lake Park led by Kevin Bell 8:00 - 9:30am (meet at West Entrance) Discover the fabulous bird life of Deer Lake Park and its surrounding area. *Call 604-205-3003 to pre-register for this early bird tour.

*Please sign up for the following tours at the Burnaby Rhododendron and Gardens Society table in the Atrium at least 15 min. prior to tour start time. Burnaby Parks Department Garden Tour led by Andrew O’Keeffe 12:30pm & 2:30pm (30 min. Meet at West Entrance) Learn about the plants in Century Gardens as well as some changes that are being made . Eagles Estate Heritage Garden Tour led by Laura Ralph, Head Gardener of the Lower Mainland/Eagles Estate Heritage Garden, The Land Conservancy of BC 1:00pm (approx. 1 hr. 40 min. – incl. 20 minute walk each way – meet at East Entrance) Find out about this highly significant garden in British Columbia, based on its historic, artistic and cultural significance. If you have mobility challenges, please speak to Laura before tour begins.

BURNABY ART GALLERY 6344 Deer Lake Ave. Call 604.297.4422 or visit burnabyartgallery.ca for more general information. See “Activities” listing above. Alistair Bell’s Animals: Portraits of the Wild Through June 19, 2011 This exhibition explores Bell’s creative arc from its early beginnings until his death in 1997.

• Save On Foods – Metrotown • Select Roses • Specimen Trees • TSC Nurseries • UBC Museum of Anthropology • Vancouver Maritime Museum • Western Independent Greenhouse

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ALSO IN DEER LAKE PARK:

• Gemmell Rhododendrons • Gourmet Baker Inc. • Green Timber Nurseries • Hawaiian Botanical • Leong’s Nursery • Linnaea Nurseries • Pickett’s Nursery • Piroche Plants • Rain Forest Nurseries • Rhodohaven Gardens

We gratefully acknowledge any of our sponsors who do not appear on this list due to early print deadlines.

TOURS: (limited to 25 people)

UPCOMING FESTIVALS IN DEER LAKE PARK 27th Annual Burnaby Discovery Day Festival Sunday, July 10, 10am-4pm. Discover arts and culture in Deer Lake Park. 12th Annual Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival (ticketed) Saturday, August 13. Details at burnabybluesfestival.com

DAWG’Z IN THE HOUSE

Many thanks to the Friends of the Festival for their generous donations to the silent auction and volunteer recognition.

Lost & Found - please check at Shadbolt Centre office if items are lost or found.

• Ivy, the Garden Sprite Ivy is a wood nymph on the “sprite” side of life. Merrily she skips around telling captivating stories, and in a swirl of fairy dust she’s gone, leaving you smiling and believing... she just can’t wait for the fairies’ midnight ball!

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Baby Change Table - Upstairs washroom

• Stories on Wheels Stories on Wheels is an original street theatre storytelling act. Tales are brought to life by a comic performer, using beautifully illustrated picture cards displayed in a magnificent miniature wooden stage attached to the back of a vintage bicycle. Inspired by a traditional Japanese travelling storytelling show called Kamishibai (literally paper theatre), several short stories are told with music, dramatic action and audience interaction. You’ve never been told a story this way, before!

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We would like to thank all our many dedicated volunteers who generously give their time and energy to make the Rhododendron Festival a success year after year!

MINI SEMINAR Studio Theatre 12:00-1:00pm Pests & Diseases presented by Dr. Alan Reid of GardenWorks. Learn environmentally friendly ways to control pests and diseases.

WATCH OUT FOR OUR ROVING PERFORMERS • Madame Flutterby & Scarecrow Join us as Circus Fungus’ charming Madame Flutterby, butterfly tamer extraordinaire, and her dear friend Scarecrow stop by to say hello and look for the perfect plants for their new flower garden. A fun and festive feast for the eyes and imagination, these wild and whimsical characters magically spring to life, cultivating mirth and merriment wherever they go.

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BURNABY VILLAGE MUSEUM & CAROUSEL 6501 Deer Lake Ave. Plan a visit to the Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel next time you’re in Deer Lake Park. Enjoy complimentary gate admission in celebration of the museum’s 40th anniversary. (Carousel rides $2.25 each). Open from May 7 – Sept 5, Tues – Sun plus Holiday Mondays, 11am – 4:30pm. Check the website or call for more information. burnabyvillagemuseum.ca or call 604.297.4565

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Q The City delivers approximately 115 million litres of water per day to residents and businesses in Burnaby.

Q The City has 63 drinking water sampling locations and tests over 1,200 samples each year.

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Tap Into H20 Conservation Q Purchase an indoor and outdoor water conservation kit from the City. They are available to residents for $10 each (including HST) at Burnaby City Hall, in the Engineering Department.

Drinking Water Week May 1-7 Get tapped in: www.drinkingw aterweek.org

Q Use a rain barrel to collect rain water for use in gardens and planters. Residents can purchase rain barrels for $70 (including HST) at the Still Creek Recycling and Yard Waste Depot.

The Capilano Reservoir, the Seymour Reservoir and the Coquitlam Reservoir. These reservoirs are protected areas that are operated and managed by Metro Vancouver and closed to public access to prevent human caused contamination. The three large supply lakes collect water from snowmelt, creeks and streams. Metro Vancouver treats and tests the water for quality at the source before it is delivered through thousands of kilometres of pipes and water mains to Lower Mainland municipalities like Burnaby.

Q Follow the lawn sprinkling regulations. Your lawn only needs 25 mm (1 inch) of water per week which can easily be applied on your sprinkling days.

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DRINKING WATER WEEK MAY1-7

Here in B.C. we often take our tap water for granted, but it is a finite resource that we should value

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Q 25% of Canadians have no idea where the water that flows out of their taps comes from. Q Canadians use an average of 329 litres of water per day - twice the amount used by Europeans. However, the average Canadian thinks they use only 79 litres per day. Q Canadians admit to knowingly engaging in water wasting activities such as leaving the tap running while washing dishes (44%) and hosing down their driveways (19%). Q Canadians are more concerned with saving electricity than water: 29% of Canadians don’t know what they pay for their water, but only 10% don’t know what they pay for their electricity bill.

We need to value our drinking water industry and agriculture, and the effects of climate change all place enormous pressure on our water supply.” Drinking Water Week, May 1st - 7th, is dedicated to creating awareness of the value of our water, our water systems, and the people who make it accessible and safe for us to drink. Many communities throughout B.C. are holding events to celebrate Drinking Water Week, including hosting tours of their local reservoirs and treatment plants, and we encourage you to take the time to visit them. Check your local newspaper to find out about events in your community, or visit www.drinkingwaterweek. org for activities and educational resources provided by the BC Water & Waste Association.

*Source: 2010 Canadian Water Attitudes Study, commissioned by RBC and Unilever Canada

Get to know your H20

Tips for conserving water:

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Q Take shorter showers Q Check your toilets and faucets for leaks Q Turn-off the water while brushing your teeth Q Purchase water-efficient appliances

BC Water & Waste Association and others who keep your water safe and clean, ask you to value our water and celebrate Drinking Water Week 2011. Visit: www.drinkingwaterweek.org

Q Install low-flow shower heads Q Wash your car with a bucket instead of a hose Q Install low-flow toilets that use less water

True and False: Test your water knowledge by trying our quiz. 1. British Columbians use less water each day compared to other Canadians. 2. Most indoor water use occurs in the bathroom. 3. It does not matter what we put down our drains, as all of our wastewater gets treated in B.C.

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Q Use rain barrels Q Avoid watering your lawn in the summer

ANSWERS: 1; F. British Columbia residents use an average of 490 litres of water per day compared to the national average of 329 litres. 2; T. We use 65% of our water in the bathroom, 20% for laundry, 10% for drinking and kitchen needs, and 5% for cleaning. 3; F. While it is true that most wastewater in B.C. is treated before it is returned to its source, we should be careful not to put harmful substances down our drains or in our gardens. These substances can harm fish and other aquatic creatures (check with your municipality to find out how to properly dispose of harsh chemicals).

When you turn on your tap and clean, safe water comes out,do you ever stop to think: how does it get there? Who brings it you? Where does it end up when you’re finished with it? BC Water & Waste Association and the Province of British Columbia have officially proclaimed Drinking Water Week May 1st to 7th, 2011. We invite you to celebrate this exciting week by “getting to know your H2O” – including where it comes from, where it goes, and how you can protect and conserve it. Here in B.C., where we have an abundance of natural resources, we often take our tap water for granted. However, there is no such thing as ‘new water’ – the water that we use continually cycles through the environment, and is reused again and again. British Columbians personally use an average of 490 litres of water per day compared to the Canadian average of 329 litres per day. That is about double what Europeans use! Although it may not be apparent to all of us, the costs and energy required to deliver water to our taps, treat it to be safe and clean, and safeguard the environment by managing wastewater, add up to billions of dollars every year in Canada. Daisy Foster, CEO of the 4,400-member BC Water & Waste Association notes, “Increases in our population, the growth of

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It’s too early to know for sure, but anecdotal reports have voter turnout at advanced polls at higher levels than in the last federal election in 2008.

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Advanced polls were open last Friday, Saturday and Monday. “On Friday, we had a very heavy turnout in British Columbia and across the country,” said Susan Friend of Elections Canada, on Monday. “Right at noon there were a lot of people ready to vote so we did have a bit of a crunch at the beginning of the day.” After three hours, the queues calmed down somewhat and “everything went very smoothly after that.” Friend stressed the reports are anecdotal, and figures wouldn’t be available until after the NewsLeader’s press time, but across the province “it does look like it’s heavier than it had been in the last election.” She pointed out that it’s not unusual for the

“On Friday, we had a very heavy turnout in British Columbia and across the country.”

Susan Friend Elections Canada first hours on the first day of advanced polls to be particularly busy. Last Friday was also the Good Friday holiday and the weather was really nice, both factors that may have made a difference. On Saturday, it was steady and smooth voting all day with no lineups. “But the returning officers I’ve been talking to have been saying even though there wasn’t a big crunch in the beginning, the voting was steady enough to suggest that both days were basically the same, which is maybe above the turnout that happened in the last election.” Friend noted that the advanced poll turnout is not necessarily indicative of what’s going to happen on election day. In 2008, 177,400 votes were cast in advanced polls, but that comprised only about 10 per cent of total votes in B.C. Election day is Monday, May 2. newsroom@ burnabynewsleader.com


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Bringing home May flowers Florists flock to auction three times a week

Lavender cookies INGREDIENTS 5/8 cup butter 1/2 cup white sugar 1 egg 1 tablespoon lavender flowers 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup colored sugar for decoration (optional) METHOD 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. 2. Cream together the butter and sugar. Beat the egg, and blend into the butter and sugar. Mix in the lavender flowers and the flour. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets. 3. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden. Remove cookies to cooling racks, and sprinkle with decorative sugar and additional lavender flowers if desired.

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There’s been no shortage of April showers this spring to bring May flowers. But before those flowers get to florists throughout Burnaby, New Westminster and the rest of Metro Vancouver, most of them will first travel across the expansive auction floor at United Flower Growers along Marine Way. United Flower Growers is a co-op where more than 200 growers sell about 80,000 wagons of flowers a year to close to 1,000 customers. They do this three times a week via a live “Dutch Auction” during which large metal wagons filled with fresh flowers and plants cross a stage in front of a stadium-like seating area. There dozens of buyers from wholesalers, flower shops and garden centres are perched with their fingers poised over a computerized keyboard attached to each of the 500 seats and an eye peeled on a bank of giant clocks above the stage counting down the bid price of the passing plants. When the clocks hit the price the buyer is willing to pay for a particular wagon of greenery, they lock in. Most of the transactions are completed before the sun comes up. Most of the flowers and plants purchased will be trimmed and ready for sale by the time the shops open for the day. The auctions have been held at the huge warehouse since 1985 after it outgrew a smaller facility on Roseberry Avenue and previous locations on Malkin Avenue and East Georgia Street in Vancouver. The flower auction is one of only two held regularly in North America; the other is in Ontario’s Niagara peninsula. It’s also the second-largest in the world, after the Aalsmeer auction in Holland.


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Although famously shy, she was friendly with the adoring crowd, taking time to talk quietly with the wheelchair bound children and seniors. Prince Charles was affable and obviously comfortable in public. He seemed smaller and more slender in person, dressed in a dark business suit. The photographers and the eyes of the crowd were glued to Princess Diana. Every gesture and expression set off a barrage of clicking cameras. The future king, strolling in back, almost seemed an afterthought. I was part of a receiving line led by former mayor Bill Lewarne and the council of the day. Princess Diana went down the line and briefly shook everyone’s hands. Noticing Fred Randall, Doug Drummond and Vic Stusiak towards the end of the line, she remarked at how the receiving line was getting taller as she went. “And fatter,” I quipped in self-reference. She blushed appropriately. When the future King reached me, he remarked that I looked “awfully young” to be an “alderman” (as we were then called). He asked me how long I had been on council. “Three years, but it seems like a lifetime,” I replied. He chuckled and moved on. I think William and Kate might enjoy a visit to the Variety Club playground. They could review the plaque recognizing the visit of his mother and father 25 years earlier. The inauguration of the playground by the Royal Couple in 1986 underscored their compassion for children and in particular children with special needs. Diana’s connection with children facing hardships was an important part of her life in the spotlight and no doubt had a profound effect on her son William. A visit to this playground would underscore continuing Royal empathy with Canada’s children. — Lee Rankin

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its Century Garden, tranquil walk through the trails, its wildlife, a touch of Burnaby’s old history at Heritage Village, just to mention a few—and of course the fine dining of Hart House. My second choice would be Simon Fraser University where the Royal Couple could enjoy its amazing architecture, wonderful museum of archaeology and stunning views . —Frank Di Cesare

••••• I have a warm memory of the parents of the groom, Charles and Diana visiting Burnaby in 1986 to open a play area in

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Multiculturalism Forum: Entitled, Realities of Multiculturalism: What Does it Look Like on the Ground?, the forum will bring diverse communities together to share their perspectives on multiculturalism in Canada, identify challenges and strategies to solve them. Organized by Sejong Counselling and Communication Services. Free. When: Friday, April 29, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Where: Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Info: Helen Chang,

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KINA Community Cleanup: The Kingsway Imperial Neighbourhood Association (KINA) welcomes all residents and businesses in the community to the annual KINA Community Clean U p. When: Saturday, April 30, 9:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. cleanup, 12 p.m. barbecue for participants. Where: Courtyard of Burlington Square, 5172 Kingsway, between Royal Oak and Burlington. Info: 604-7862452 or Royaloakkina@ hotmail.com.

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www.metrovanhome.ca A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936. HANDYMAN / REPAIRS/RENOS CALL WALTER (604)790-0842

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SEASIDE PAINTING

POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

604-949-1900 QUALITY RENOVATIONS

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

& Decking 604-462-8528, 218-9618

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All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business “ Call Now for Free Estimate”

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25 years experience, Business, Non-profit Organizations, Housing & Personal taxes, payroll. Gilles 604-789-7327, 604-946-0192 www.scorpio-consulting.com

260

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bradsjunkremoval.com

ACCOUNTING BOOKKEEPING SERVICES

DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors disc. Friendly, family bus., 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408/604-299-7125

220.JUNK(5865)

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

CONCRETE & PLACING

RUBBISH REMOVAL

604.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

242

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HEALTH PRODUCTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

PETS

2 AUSTRALIAN Shepherd x Husky. Brother & sister. 1.5 yrs old, healthy. $200 ea. To gd home (604)807-4151

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 GERMAN Shepherd pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines Reg/Guar. 604-856-8161 LAB RETRIEVER PUPS, yellow & black, $650. Vet check, quality lineage, dew claws, 1st shots, dewormed. (604)702-0217 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 PUG PUPS, 8 weeks old. 1st shots. 5 females, 1 male. $800 each. Call 778-808-5445.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 518 317

MISC SERVICES

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MOVING & STORAGE

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

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

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

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

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL EARTH FRIENDLY On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

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ALBERTO’S Rubbish Removal Demolition, Reliable, Prompt, Great rates. Call for your JUNK TO GO AWAY. 604-328-9784

GOT JUNK?

BUILDING SUPPLIES

BUILDING SALE... Canadian Manufacturer Direct. 25x40 $6320. 30x40 $7370. 35x50 $9980. 40x80 $18,900. 47x100 $31,600. Ends optional. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers since 1980. 1-800668-5422. DO-IT-YOURSELF Steel Buildings Priced for Spring Clearance - Ask about Free Delivery to most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. SAWMILLS - Band/Chainsaw SPRING SALE - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. MAKE MONEY and SAVE MONEY In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext.400OT

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FERTILIZERS MUSHROOM MANURE for sale Call 778-883-1591

559

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

604-537-4140

Rubbish Removal 1-800-468-5865

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

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IKE’S LOW COST JOBS: Rubbish Removal, Drain tile, Gardening & Trimming. Call IKE 778-881-1379. RUBBISH REMOVAL & MORE *Landscape *Trimming *Yard Clean *Const. Clean. *ANYTHING!!! 1 Ton Truck. Call Patrick for Prompt Quality Service @ 604-808-1652.

CAN’T Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5991.

329 PAINTING & DECORATING BESTWAY PAINTING & Decorating Interior/Exterior. Comm/Res. Crown Moldings. John 778-881-6737

560

MISC. FOR SALE


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MISC. FOR SALE

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MISC. WANTED

FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Cash for some complete scrap cars. 604-465-7940 or 580-3439.

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS PIANO; KAWAI, 5 yrs. old, excellent condition, $2100 obo. Call 604819-0589.

572 PLANTS/NURSERY STOCK WALKER POPLAR, plugs: $1.69/each for a box of 210 ($354.90). Full range of trees, shrubs, cherries & berries. Free shipping. 1-866-873-3846 or treetime.ca.

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

Burnaby:

CLAREMONT TERRACE

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

NEW WESTMINSTER

** 6960 ELWELL ST ** NEAR MIDDLEGATE

Colonial House 435 Ash Street

Quiet, spacious 2 & 1 Bdrms & Bachelor suites. Incld: Balcony, prkg, heat & h/wtr

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

625

Skyview Manor 908 6th Avenue

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.

4 Story bldg in great location. 1 bdrm stes from $780. Pkg, lndry rm. Close to transit, park and shops. Heat & hot water included. For more info & viewing call

Call 604-421-1235

Park Villa 529 10th Street

Rozario 778-788-1849

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....

3 Story bldg in great location. 1 bdrm stes from $760. Parking, lndry rm. Close to transit, park, shops. Heat & hot water included. For more info & viewing call

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

LOTS

20 Acres $0 Down, $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas (2nd safest U.S. City) Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money Back Guarantee. FREE Color Brochure. 800-755-8953 www.sunsetranches.com BIG BEAUTIFUL ARIZONA LAND $99/mo. $0 down, $0 interest, Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport Guaranteed Financing,No Credit Checks. Pre-recorded msg. 1-800-631-8164 Code 4001 www.sunsiteslandrush.com

WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq. ft home including delivery and installation only $ 109,950. Many other plans available. The Home Boys 877-976-3737, 509-481-9830 or www.hbmodular.com

Pinecrest Manor 905 4th Avenue

BURNABY

ROYAL COLONIAL 7111 Linden Avenue 1 Bdrm avail from $750/mo. Close to restaurants, schools, transit, stores. Short walk to Highgate Mall. Parking & laundry rm. Incl’s heat, hot water and storage.

Quiet 3-storey low-rise in a park like setting. Spacious bach & 1 bdrm stes from $695. Family oriented, close to schools, parks and rec ctrs. u/g pkg, lndry rm. Heat and hot water included.

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

RECREATIONAL

640

Shared ownership late model 40’ 60’ cruising yachts moored on Vancouver Island & Lower Mainland. Sail & Power. Professionally maintained. 604-669-2248. www.one4yacht.com

645

BURNABY

Vista Terrace 7465 13th Avenue, 3-storey building conveniently located minutes from SkyTrain. Renovated 2 bedroom suite from $1020. Close to public transit, parks and schools. U/G prkg. balconies, lndry rm. Heat & hot water incl’d. For more info & viewing call

Quiet 3 story low-rise bldg in convenient location. Bach & 1 bdrm suites from $695. Some with river views, short walk to Skytrain, or transit. Secure parking, lndry rm. Heat & hot water incl’d.

Small pet ok. Call

Snjezana 778-788-1847 Tiffany Place 1115 4th Avenue Quiet 3 storey bldg. 1 Bdrms from $800. Walk to Skytrain, close to bus and shops. Some river views. Secure parking, gym, lndry rm. Heat and hot water included.

Small pet ok.

Call Oana 778-788-1834

Professionally Managed by Gateway Property Management

BURNABY

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

Welcome Home !

Hillcrest Manor 1303 8th Avenue Large, bach & 2 bdrms from $695. Some stes with views, close to schools, parks and transit. Parking, Laundry Room. Heat and hot water incl’d. For more info and viewing call

Camellia 778-788-1839

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Secure parking available. For viewing call:

Call 604- 522-5230

STORAGE

750

SUITES, LOWER

BURNABY S. Lrg 1 bdrm gr lvl, own lndry, utils incl. N/P, N/S. Suit sgl or cple, ref’s. $825. (604)526-7335

✓ 838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

COQUITLAM, New paint Quiet 1 bdrm; f. yard. W/D. $700/mo incld utils. G/L, priv entry (604)941-4166

2000 MONACO 34’ wide body. 54,000 mi. A beauty. Banks/large slide/jacks/2TVs/plus 604-866-4568

Pt Coquitlam N.side, 3 bdrm all new reno’d ste, 2 baths, 6 new appls, NS/NP. $1500 incl util. Cls to all ament/schl. May 1. 604-944-9520

2006 NORTHSHORE 30 FT Travel trailer, 36” dble slides, bunk units, fully loaded $24,000. 604-824-8970

Completely remodeled building and 1 & 2 bedroom suites. Located at Highgate Mall. From $780/mo includes heat, hot water and parking. Call Kelly 778-994-2334 NEW WESTMINSTER:520-11th St. Large 1 bdrm w/ small storage room. Incl h/w & heat. By Transit. Cats ok. $695 - $745/mo. Call: 604-540-2028.

bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288

SCRAP METAL WANTED

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CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal. 100% Free Information Booklet. 1-8-Now-Pardon (1-866-972-7366). Speak with a Specialist- No Obligation. www.PardonServicesCanada.com. A+BBB Rating. 20+ Yrs Experience. Confidential. Fast. Affordable .

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of ROBERT GILBERT QUO VADIS, aka ROBERT G. QUO VADIS aka R. G. QUO VADIS aka BOB QUO VADIS aka R. QUO VADIS aka B. QUO VADIS, Deceased, formerly of #307 - 7376 Halifax Street, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5A 1M4. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Creditors and others having claims against the estate of the above deceased are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the administrator at 19th Floor, 885 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 3H4 on or before May 31, 2011, after which date the administrator will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the administrator then has notice.

The Scrapper

SUITES, UPPER

PITT MEADOWS 4 bdrms with view on acreage. 2 living rooms, 2 baths, Immed. $1500/mo (604)250-2703

752

851

TOWNHOUSES

COQUITLAM

Crescentview Renovated townhomes in magnificent area. Basement, patio, new appliances, garage.

Microwave, slideout, A/C, enclosed and heated tanks, LCD TV, CD/DVD. Dual LP bottles. $22,995 (stk. 30329)

www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #31087

2011 Coleman 280

Call 604-834-4097 www.aptrentals.com PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1005/mo - $1089/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

✰ RENTAL ✰ ✰ INCENTIVES ✰ Richmond, East / New Westminster: 3 storey Townhouses with 5/appls, 2/bath, garage, f/p. From $1440/mo.

Call 604-522-1050 TRANSPORTATION 810

AUTO FINANCING

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

TRUCKS & VANS

1980 CHEV crane truck, 8 ton lift, $7000 obo. Call Doug @ 604-7500194 1993 FORD Econoline cargo van, white, auto, aircared. Need space, must go! $2300.obo (604)465-5131 2001 DODGE 1500, ext. cab, black, w/box liner 4X4 318 V8 fuel injected trailer hitch, elec trailer brake. Aircared. $12,750.obo. 1 owner, well maintained. Purchased new at Abby Chrysler. Joe 604-309-7302

MARINE Microwave, Elec. Awning, two dr, entry, slideout, a/c, LCD TV, CD/DVD light weight & easy to tow. $28,995 (stk. 30239)

www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #31087

912

BOATS

PRINCECRAFT Resorter. Like new. 14’. With floor, 8 HP, elec. starter, tilt, Yamaha motor, front mounters, W55 remote controlled electric motor, galvanized trailer etc. $6500. obo. 604-855-0116

AUTO SPECIAL for only

Includes Heat, Hot Water and Cable.

$

Please call 604-526-0147 $0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309.

Call (604) 931-2670 NEW WESTMINSTER

ROYAL CITY APARTMENTS

Reach 448,000 Households

Call 604-526-7015

736

HOMES FOR RENT

MAPLE RIDGE. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, liv/rm, din/rm, fam/rm, dble grge, lndry & big yard. $1800 + 50% utils. Avail May 1st. 604-765-9954.

Includes one week in the Bowen Island Undercurrent, Burnaby/New West Newsleader, North Shore Outlook, Richmond Review, and WE.

(private party ads only)

– or pay $25 + tax for one week – in all Lower Mainland publications

Bright & Clean 1 & 2 Bdrms

www.aptrentals.net

plus tax

3 lines in all listed publications for one week only $10 + tax. Includes a listing on bcclassified.com

MERCHANDISE: From antiques & collectibles, to sporting goods & electronics, to parakeets & pet supplies, if it is considered merchandise for sale, you can find it here. Call bcclassified.com 604-575-5555 fax 604-575-2073

Call 604-837-4589

10

TRUCKS, CARS, BOATS, TRAILERS, RV’S, VANS

Professionally Managed By Colliers International

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

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Includes:

225 Royal Avenue 2 Bedroom apartments available. Hardwood floors, balcony. Rent includes heat and hot water.

CEDARWAY APT AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY

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

CHECK CLASSIFIEDS

BURNABY, 2 BDRM suite, $1100 incl utils. & cable. W/D. Avail. May 1st. NS/NP. Call (604)299-6976

PORT COQUITLAM

BURNABY

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

749

NEW WEST 621 Colburne St. GARAGE for rent, 9 ft x 18 ft. Avail now or May 1st. $125/mo. Call: 604-454-4540

Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

APARTMENT/CONDO

Super Clean ONE Bedrooms

VEHICLES WANTED

827

RIVIERA MANOR

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

706

2010 NISSAN VERSA, 4 dr. H/B, auto, red, 20,000 Km, many options, $8500 firm. 604-538-9257.

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

NEW WESTMINSTER

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

2 BR $1600, corner unit, 7337 Macpherson Ave, w/d, d/w, no pets, n/s, annepm@hotmail.ca

1 Bdrm. Apartment Rent incls. freshly prepared meals, cable, housekeeping, emergency response & activities. www.rjkent.com 2675 Shaughnessy St. Call: 778-285-5554

Call 604- 521-3448

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

RENTALS

All-Inclusive Seniors Residence

The Westport 1021 4th Avenue

Albert 778-788-1853

COQUITLAM

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

POCO DOWNTOWN

#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

Snjezana 778-788-1847

For more info & viewing, call

BURNABY, 6089-6091 Brand new. side by side duplex. Possession end of May possible. Call TJ @ Sutton Proact (604)728-5460

www.dannyevans.ca

845

Small pet ok. Call

Albert 778-788-1853

636

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2009 TOYOTA MATRIX 4/dr auto p/w, p/l, AC, cd player, 88K, silver. $9300. Call 604-825-9477.

2011 Coleman 250 NEW WESTMINSTER

Burnaby

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

TRANSPORTATION

747B SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING

751

FOR SALE BY OWNER

630

TRANSPORTATION

Rozario 778-788-1849 BURNABY

Call 604-540-6725 PORT MOODY: 3 Bdrm, 2 bath condo in exc cond, close to all amens. $400,000. 778-388-2846.

RENTALS

818

CARS - DOMESTIC

1998 Audi A4 quattro, V6, 5spd, 317KM. $3000 obo. 250-307-1215. 2000 BUICK Century Burgundy, 4 dr, beige inside, elec seats. Air cared Sept. 2 years. V6. 54,000 kms. $6500/obo 604-541-8607. OLDSMOBILE ALERO 1999. V6 auto, 4 door, loaded, low km’s, no accid, AirCared til July ‘12. $3500. 778-888-6805 / 778-837-6577

1.5 million households

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A24 NewsLeader Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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