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Music therapy has an uncanny ability to enliven people of all ages—yet its practitioners say their work doesn’t always get the respect it deserves

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CUPE seeks reprieve from P3 mandate The Canadian Union of Public Employees says too much reliance on public private partnerships to rebuild municipal infrastructure is a threat to the autonomy of local government. In a letter submitted to Burnaby council, CUPE president Barry O’Neill is seeking support for a resolution requesting municipalities still be allowed to get funding for infrastructure projects that aren’t tied to public private partnerships. “It is... critical that the federal government be discouraged from imposing a unilateral program that forces municipalities to privatize operation of their facilities and which is subject to change at the government’s whim,” said the letter. O’Neill pointed to the recent demise of a P3 water upgrade project in Abbotsford as an example of much-needed

Dike upgrades continue The City of Burnaby will use $3.36 million from the Building Canada Fund-Flood Protection Program to upgrade more dikes in the Big Bend area along the Fraser River. The dikes, which extend along the north arm of the Fraser from Boundary Road to the New Westminster border, will be raised

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Music therapy keeps them humming Association raises concern about potential cuts

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At Queen’s Park Care Centre in New Westminster, an elderly Wanda Chow Chinese lady taps happily on a wchow@burnabynewsleader.com drum. She may not speak English, eaghan Jackson sees but she can still participate in minor miracles at her sessions with music therapist job on a regular basis. Jeremie Tucker. A music therapist at St. Tucker, who has been plying Michael’s Centre in Burnaby, her trade since 1978, said music she regularly works with “bypasses all the grey matter” and extended care residents with can stimulate emotions, memories dementia. and motivation. “We have residents who are One lady resident couldn’t see unable to speak or who can’t or hear very well but could still tell you their name, or can’t play violin and piano. Tucker remember who I am or can’t arranged for a keyboard to be remember who they are. The placed in her room to allow her to minute I start singing they practise and perform concerts. start singing along as well and “She just blossomed,” Tucker smiling and interacting. It’s MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER said. “She said to me one day, Jeremie Tucker works with patients at the Queen’s Park Care Centre. really quite amazing to see.” ‘If I don’t do this, I wouldn’t do Jackson said her work is anything.’” aimed at improving the quality of life the ones it did have, so no one had it, Another woman started mostly in It’s all work that Jackson, like most of everyone involved, and can assist Summers said. bed and isolated, and “now she’s the other music therapists, does through a patients’ health from physical, social, “They said, ‘we’ll have volunteers life of the party.” part-time position. cognitive, emotional and spiritual come in and play CDs,’ which is Tucker also leads group songwriting But there are some that feel even perspectives. insulting let alone they haven’t a clue sessions where residents can unload those part-time jobs are under threat Centre staff have noticed that frustrations. by health regions’ restructuring efforts. what we do. following music therapy sessions, “In general, music is so pervasive, A large lyric sheet on the wall of a NOT ALWAYS residents are in better moods, less people kind of get the idea of the recent work highlights this: “If you A VALUED PROFESSION agitated and require less medication therapeutic aspect but they don’t want to know what it feels to be me, The last major round of job cuts and attention. always know it’s a trained profession,” Start rolling around in a borrowed affecting music therapists in B.C. took said Summers, who teaches at Jackson does vocal and mouth wheelchair, Even though I’m in this place in 2002, said Susan Summers, exercises with some patients to Capilano University, the only provider chair, I have true feelings too...” president of the Music Therapy improve their swallowing abilities, of music therapy training in B.C. Resident Trudy Barnes, 93, is a big Association of which can be Fraser Health has not announced fan of the music therapy program. B.C. impaired due any cuts to music therapists, she “It’s not the easiest place to live, But about two to a stroke or stressed, but the association remains with the different types of people that years ago, the dementia. She Trudy Barnes, 93 concerned nonetheless because are here,” she said. Without music Interior Health helps mount an It’s not the easiest place to live, with the health authority appears to therapy, “it would be very lonesome in the different types of people that are Authority cut annual musical be considering the same sort of a way. It brings everyone together.” here. It brings everyone together. music therapists production, standardization as its Interior Even people who aren’t already in a restructuring counterpart. so “residents musical can participate, with the that the association found unsettling. have an opportunity to shine in the Music therapists assist people hand-chime class allowing residents to It decided to standardize its services through the entire life span, from birth perform according to numbered cues. spotlight,” performing in roles that so that each hospital has the same suit their abilities. to death. It can be effective in treating “Some of them look like they’re staf¿ng levels, Summers said. Unlike And for residents at St. Michael’s autistic children and people who can’t sleeping, then all of a sudden out it nurses, who usually number in the Hospice, she teaches relaxation speak, to people with behavioural comes,” Barnes said with a laugh. hundreds, if there is a music therapist techniques to help terminally-ill problems, dementia patients and • The Music Therapy Association in a hospital there’s usually only one patients sleep and to express pent-up people nearing the end of their lives. of B.C. is hosting a screening of the emotions, even say goodbye to friends working part-time. “We meet people where they’re at,” documentary, The Gift of Music: “We’re not everywhere.” and family. One way she does that is she said of music therapists. 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After years of efforts, residents of Montecito Drive could soon get speed humps after a staff recommendation. Burnaby council was to consider the proposal Monday for speed humps on a number of streets under the Local Area Service Program (LASP), in which area residents are petitioned and agree to pay part of the cost. Among the streets is the 7200- to 7300-blocks NEWSLEADER FILE James Oh says speeding trafÀc on Montecito Drive has been a problem for years, resulting of Montecito Drive, in numerous accidents, including one which permanently scarred this tree. between Duthie and Phillips avenues, where application. resident Joseph Oh had been trying for a cyclist was hit, neighbours say their Also being several years to resolve the issue of cars were T-boned, curbs have been recommended for speeding traf¿c. hit, and there have been countless speed humps under the In May 2011, a car speeding down close calls, all due to speeding traf¿c. Phillips skidded as it turned onto Cars don’t slow down for a 10 km/h LASP are: the 4900 to 5100-block of Venables Montecito, eventually crashing into a sign at the L-shaped intersection, Street, between Delta house. nor for the 30 km/h school zone at and Springer avenues; Oh told the NewsLeader in an the Duthie end of the street, where 4600-block of Highlawn earlier interview that over the years Montecito elementary sits, he said. Drive, between Beta trees, a sign post and a streetlight An earlier petition in 2010 did not Avenue and Midlawn have been struck, his uncle’s car was meet the necessary requirements, Drive; the 3700-block demolished while parked on the street, necessitating the most recent of both Cambridge and Pandora streets, between Boundary Road and Esmond Avenue; 4300-block of Watling Street, between Sussex and Dow avenues; 8400-block of 13th Avenue, between Wright and Cumberland streets; and the 4500-block of William Street, between Willingdon Avenue and Alpha Drive. Staff also recommended speed humps for the 8200block of Burnlake Drive, between Government Road and Woodlake Court, but additional consultation with other affected residents will be required since several other streets are accessed off Burnlake at either Government Road or Piper Avenue. A petition for speed humps in the 6600 to 6800-blocks of Beresford Street, between Hedley and Grif¿ths avenues, was not supported by staff since the street currently “provides legitimate truck access between Grif¿ths and the industrial uses” on the south side of the street.


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Minister’s statements ‘short on fact’: Hayes

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Burnaby school board chair Larry Hayes is taking umbrage at Education Minister George Abbott’s comments that Burnaby doesn’t face as many challenges as more highly-funded districts in the province. As reported in the NewsLeader, Burnaby school district receives the lowest per-student funding in B.C., a ¿gure calculated by adding up all the funding a district receives from the province and dividing it by the number of students. Abbott responded that Burnaby doesn’t face the same challenges as more remote areas, such as the Stikine school district, and has relatively lower levels of aboriginal and English-as-asecond language (ESL) students and is relatively strong from a socio-economic perspective. “I don’t know how he can say that,” Hayes said in response. Burnaby has 4,700 ESL

students, making up 20 per cent of the district’s student population, almost twice the provincial average, he said. “Just that alone makes his statement somewhat short on fact, really.” More than 75 different languages are spoken among students in Burnaby school district. “That certainly makes us a lot different from the Fort Nelsons and Prince Ruperts and other districts that aren’t facing those kinds of challenges for the public education system.” Hayes noted that in 2011, almost 25 per cent of government-assisted refugees settled in Burnaby. “That puts us in a different category, a category that sees the need for extra attention because of the challenges that all of that creates.” In terms of its socio-economic status, Hayes said Burnaby has the second-highest level of child poverty in Metro Vancouver and the third-highest in the province. As for Abbott’s statement that Burnaby will receive increased funding due to a “pretty

substantial bump in the number of students,” Hayes said the reality is this year Burnaby has about the same number as in 2010-2011 and next year, it’s projected to have 150 fewer students. And while Abbott asserted that Burnaby received additional funding to assist with added costs downloaded by the province, Hayes stressed that it’s still not enough to cover rising and added costs. “If we can’t keep up with increased costs and inÀation, we don’t have the ability as a school district to increase prices to our customers,” he said. Hayes said he’s “very happy” to hear the district will receive an additional $2.3 million this year due to changes in the funding formula. “I know [Abbott] said we should be thanking him for the extra money, grovelling and ‘more porridge please’ ... But it’s just my contention that downplaying the needs and the numbers of challenges we have in Burnaby just does not do justice to what our district and teachers are facing every day.” twitter.com/@burnabynews

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Floating on a sea of gas VICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark’s recent fanfare about developing a natural gas export industry in northern B.C. included a major change in electricity policy. Last year Clark’s government forced BC Hydro to trim its operations and keep its next two annual rate increases below four per cent. Part of the savings will come from rede¿ning former premier Gordon Campbell’s climate strategy, which required BC Hydro to be self-suf¿cient in even low-water years, with no net electricity imports. The target is now self-suf¿ciency in average-water years, limiting expansion of independent power projects. It also means B.C. will import more gas-¿red electricity in the coming years, and burn some of its own abundant gas to generate new power up north. North America ¿nds itself Àoating on a sea of shale gas. Campbell’s plan entailed using B.C.’s big dams to stabilize and store power from new intermittent sources of hydro and wind, building the Site C dam on the Peace River and exporting clean

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energy at a premium in a carbonpriced North American market. Both the carbon market and the export market have evaporated. While B.C. was developing run-of-river to sell to California, the U.S. west coast built new capacity, much of it gas ¿red, after an electricity crisis that caused brownouts more than a decade ago. Today, Washington state producers are actually paying BC Hydro to take their excess power because they need to move it into the grid, and B.C. is the only place that can store it using dam capacity. NDP energy critic John Horgan is celebrating this change in BC Hydro policy. He says the government made a multi-billiondollar miscalculation by assuming California’s electricity shortage would continue inde¿nitely, and

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surplus power would be pro¿table. He says independent power contracts are part of BC Hydro’s current ¿nancial problems, but political interference in planning is the bigger issue. Horgan would not endorse the Wilderness Committee’s call to cancel electricity purchase contracts BC Hydro has signed for more run-of-river developments. Additional projects are planned for the Upper Lillooet, Upper Toba and Harrison Rivers in southern B.C., and the Kokish River on northern Vancouver Island. Most are aboriginal partnerships. Energy Minister Rich Coleman told me no contracts will be cancelled, and he rejected my suggestion that BC Hydro could end up with too much power in the wrong places and at the wrong time of year. BC Hydro can move power around as well as store it, and that ability will improve when the smart grid is completed. Independent power doesn’t end there. It shifts to northern B.C., where three lique¿ed natural gas projects will need output equivalent to two and a half Site C

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dams to operate. Coleman con¿rmed that at least one modern gas-¿red power plant will be needed to develop LNG, which is expected to be in business before Site C could be built. That powerhouse will likely be built by the LNG developers, and used to back up new intermittent sources of offshore and land-based wind and any river or geothermal sites available along a new northwest power line. B.C. will likely have a second gas-¿red power plant in the northeast corner, to supply the Horn River shale gas development and processing plant now underway. Coleman says that plant should be able to capture carbon dioxide and sequester it deep underground. Fort Nelson and points north will remain off the BC Hydro grid. Even with carbon capture in the northeast, Campbell’s greenhouse gas targets look to be the next part of his legacy to be abandoned. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press

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Memories of a tree, and a great school Many fond memories of Nelson school (Letters, NewsLeader, Feb. 3) The letter on Nelson School tugged at my heart strings and reminded me of many good memories. I too was in Miss Robinson’s Grade 1 and Grade 3 classes and in fact, Ila Appleby, the letter’s author, was one of my classmates. I clearly remember receiving the ¿r tree from Mr. Gray, the Principal of Nelson School. I took my sapling home and my father planted it in the front yard of our home where it thrived. Quite remarkable, I think; since many of the saplings given to students that last day of school did not, unfortunately, survive. In 1963, my father’s job transferred him to Toronto and we moved from beautiful B.C. to Ontario. Even though I didn’t have the chance to watch my ¿r tree grow as I grew up, I did visit “my” tree on each of my many visits back to Burnaby as the years passed. Each visit, I was always surprised at how big the tree had grown and I always took a photo

of “my tree” to show family when I returned to Toronto. My visits to B.C are not as frequent now as they once were, however, to the best of my knowledge “my” tree is still thriving in its place of honour on the front lawn of our former home. Like Ila, I have fond memories of Nelson Elementary and the teachers who were so instrumental in the early years of my education. I have had the good fortune to remain friends with a few classmates from Nelson school which has played an important role in my strong connection to B.C. I wish the Nelson 100th Anniversary Planning Committee the best of luck as they plan for the upcoming celebrations. I do hope they ¿nd a way to acknowledge and honour teachers such as Miss Robinson. As the celebrations take place, a former classmate in Toronto will be thinking of Nelson Elementary with great fondness. With best wishes and fond memories, Marilyn Scott Toronto, Ontario

RATES OUT OF LINE As a home owner I am frustrated to see that the City of Vancouver’s water and sewer rates are $786 for 2012 while Burnaby rates are $945.75 for 2012. That is a difference of $160 per household. Why is it that we are paying that much more for water and sewer than Vancouver? Keith Bemister, Burnaby

IT’S BECOME A CIRCUS Sitting in mall food fairs for “Mark-Ins,” supposedly doing work, cancelling traditional ¿eld trips, writing Valentine cards to MLAs? What will teachers do next? This is a futile and unproductive game they’re playing. This will not gain them public sympathy. They say they have chosen this profession not for the money but because of their commitment to the education of our children, and that they are focused on the students’ welfare. It’s time to practice what they preach and stop sounding like politicians.

They are entitled to negotiate a working agreement that meets their needs, but doing it in a crass manner will not get them respect. Frank Di Cesare, Burnaby

REFINERY’S CLOSURE WOULD BE GOOD It appears Chevron is having dif¿culty obtaining suf¿cient crude oil to feed its North Burnaby re¿nery because more and more of the crude being shipped through the pipeline is being exported. I don’t think it would be a tragedy if, as a result, the re¿nery closed. Chevron is a good corporate citizen and has done a good job minimizing the environmental effects of its operation, however an oil re¿nery is an inherently hazardous activity. This re¿nery is very close to a residential area—the storage tanks are three blocks from my house—so a major ¿re or explosion would have a devastating effect. Even a well-managed re¿nery, and I believe this one is, emits a substantial amount of air and

water pollution from its ongoing operation. I don’t know what is in the plant’s air emissions but believe that they include many substances that are potentially dangerous to human health. Also there appears to be a signi¿cant amount of continuous low level water pollution occurring with the result that the wilderness park land surrounding the re¿nery shows clear signs of environmental contamination. For all of these reasons consideration should be given to using this quite substantial parcel of land for other purposes such as housing, commercial or park land. I believe that a true cost-bene¿t analysis would indicate that greater bene¿t would result to the community from using the land for other purposes. I think it is time for the city and the company to seriously consider closing the re¿nery and for the company to build a new re¿nery in a location outside of Metro Vancouver in an unpopulated area. Garth Evans Burnaby

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EVENTS The Clef Society of Burnaby: Come and see this monthly concert that will consist of talented students of the Vitta Academy of Music. When: Sunday, Feb. 19, 2 p.m. Where: Room 103, Shadbolt Center, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Tickets: $10. Info: 604-299-4831.

Transit Roots: Come and see this exhibition of transit paintings by Cindy Buckshon. When: Friday, runs to Saturday, March 3. Noon-4 p.m. Where: Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Info: www.burnabyartscouncil.org.

Pancake Supper: Come and have a free pancake supper and celebrate Shrove Tuesday and learn about Lent. When: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 6:308 p.m., register by Friday, Feb. 17. Where: New Life Community Church, 8765 Government St., Burnaby. Info and register: 604-420-0761 or newlifeburnaby@yahoo.com.

Paper Tole: Come out and learn the art of creating three dimensional pictures by cutting, shaping and gluing paper. The group welcomes new members. When: Mondays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Confederation Seniors Centre, 4585 Albert St., Burnaby. Info: 604-297-4816.

RenĂŠe Van Halm: Cross-Cutting/Inside Out: Burnaby Art Gallery presents the first survey of RenĂŠe Van Halmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work. The exhibition explores the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s interest in the role architecture plays in shaping our physical and social interactions. When: runs to April 8, 12 p.m. Where: Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Info: www. burnabyartgallery.ca Pied Piper Preschool-Open House and Registration: Come out, ask questions and register for three- and four-year-old classes that start in September 2012. When: Saturday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m.noon. Where: 8757 Armstrong Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-524-0833 or www.piedpiperppp.com.

Nikkei Speaker Series: Subverting Exclusion: Come and listen to Andrea Greiger talk about the Japanese immigrants who arrived in the North American West in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. When: Saturday, Feb. 18, 3 p.m. Where: National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cr., Burnaby. Info: www. jcnm.ca Confessions of the Other Woman: Come see the moving portrayal of a modern woman driven by passion, racked by questions of integrity and bound by a legacy of honour. When: Wednesday, Feb. 22 to Saturday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m. Where: Studio Theatre, Shadbolt Centre, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Tickets: $15. Info and tickets: www. shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000. La Boheme- Burnaby Lyric Opera: This is a chance to experience a beloved classic of one of the brightest stars in Giacomo Pucciniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s repertoire. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a tale of love, loss , deception and heartbreak. When: Thursday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m. Where: James Cowan Theatre, Shadbolt Centre, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Tickets: $32. Info and tickets: www.burnabylyricopera.org or 604-205-3000. The Diamond Cabaret Dinner Show: This is the South Burnaby Neighbourhood Houseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 8th annual fundraiser. Featuring a musical comedy and a silent auction. When: Saturday, Feb. 25, 6 p.m. Where: Firefightersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club, 6515 Bonsor St., Burnaby. Tickets: $100. Info and tickets: 604-4310400.

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Circle Mirror Transformation: A comedy show about a woman who gathers four locals for the first drama class in a small Vermont town. When: Tuesday, March 13, 8-10 p.m. Where: James Cowan Theatre, Shadbolt Centre, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Tickets: $41. Info and tickets: www.shadboltcentre.com or 604-205-3000.

Jan Ken Pon! Family Games Day: Bring your children to experience over 20 traditional Japanese heritage games and toys at National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre. When: Saturday, March 17, 1-4 p.m. Where: National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cr., Burnaby. Tickets: $5 for child, accompanying adults are free. Info and tickets: 604777-7000 or www.nikkeiplace.org.

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

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Psychologist hired to help sub charged with sex assault The Coquitlam School District provided a psychologist to substitute teacher Aleksandr Plehanov to help the Burnaby man with his “boundary issues” more than a month before he

was arrested for sexual interference and sexual assault. Concerns about the substitute teacher’s classroom behaviour were raised ¿ve months before his eventual arrest after a

student alleged that he had touched her inappropriately. Last Friday, the court heard that in October 2009, a seven-year-old Bramblewood elementary student alleged that Plehanov rubbed her stomach under her shirt after he pulled her on his lap. A Feb. 1, 2010 letter to Plehanov from Jamie Ross, the district’s director of human resources, stated that a psychologist would work with the teacher on his “boundary issues.” It also said that a district co-ordinator would provide support to help with Plehanov’s classroom management skills. Last month, Bramblewood elementary principal Brenda

Walker said she considered the 2009 accusations against the substitute teacher to be a “serious situation” but did not call the police because once he had left the school, the students were no longer in danger. But while Plehanov was cited for misconduct, the school board concluded that there was no assault or sexual impropriety and he was allowed to continue teaching after the incident. The police did not become involved until March 2010, when a parent from Glen elementary phoned Coquitlam RCMP alleging that Plehanov had touched her daughter inappropriately.

An Eagle Ridge student, a Grade 3 girl, also testi¿ed earlier in the trial that Plehanov asked her to sit in his lap by patting the top of his legs. He then “gently toucher her,” indicating he’d wrapped his arms around her waist and touched her chest and lower pelvic area. Plehanov is facing ¿ve charges of sexual interference and ¿ve charges of sexual assault involving girls who were aged seven and eight at the time of the alleged incidents. He is also facing a charge of criminal harassment. The trial is expected to continue in July. —Gary McKenna/Black Press

Cash/Cline tribute New Westminster’s Massey Theatre will have a Country Legends night with tributes to Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash on March 15 at 7 p.m. Sara Jeanne Hosie will star as Pasty Cline, while David James will be starring as Johnny Cash, along with his band Big River. There will also be some never-before-seen photos of Johnny Cash and June Carter, and a sneak peek into the world premiere release “My Father and the Man in Black,” a documentary about the relationship between Johnny Cash and Sol Holliff, the Canadian concert promoter who managed Cash in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Tickets are $38.50 at 604-521-5050 or online at www.masseytheatre.com. This event is Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m.

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Inside Sales Specialist Black Press Digital has an outstanding opportunity for an Inside Sales Specialist to join their Digital Online Deals Team. This position involves interaction with markets across BC with focus on outbound calls and responsibility for identifying, qualifying and closing sales. You must be articulate and able to cultivate relationships with businesses and online advertisers. You will actively track and manage lead pipeline, and ensure 100% customer satisfaction. You will also educate prospects on all Online Advertising opportunities with over 110 Websites in the family of Black Press Digital. Qualifications: • Previous telesales experience preferred especially in advertising or directories • Exposure to formal sales methodologies • Knowledge of computer usage in a web-based environment • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Maintain records of correspondence • Excellent organizational and time management skills • Excellent interpersonal and client interaction skills with strong attention to detail and accuracy • Must possess a calm/professional telephone presence • Solid analytical and technical skills • Able to assume responsibility and work autonomously in a professional manner • Ability to remain focused and flexible during rapid change Black Press Group Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all applicants are given equal consideration. We will only respond to those applicants who most closely match the job specifi cations and requirements. We thank you for your interest in our career opportunities. Please forward you resume by Feb. 20, 2012 to: pwogan@blackpress.ca Attn: Paul Wogan www.blackpress.ca www.blackpress.ca

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Martial Arts Instructor. Min. of 5 yrs. of teaching exp. in Taekwondo 5th Dan, Hapkido & Gumdo 2nd. Dan Black belts. $17/hr. Teaching Taekwondo, instruction using standard & innovative techniques. Give students feedback. Korean language an asset. Oriental Martial Arts College, 842-12th St. New Westminster. Fax: 604-526-2321. RECEPTION/BOOKKEEPER needed for busy auto repair shop. Some exp req’d. Resume to dino@marksautobody.com.

UP TO $20/HR We need 12 CSR reps now!

JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC - required at HMI Industries, a growing metal recycling company based in Red Deer. Please fax or email resumes to 403.346.3953 resumes@hazco.com

JPK CONTRACTORS requires rough carpenters/joiners as soon as possible. Responsibilities: framing walls, roof structures, windows, doors, assemble and join wood components, install floor beams, follow blueprints. Full-time, $24.50/hour, Metro Vancouver job sites. Ideal candidate with high school completion and at least four years experience as joiner/carpenter. Please contact us at jpkcontractorsca@gmail.com. WELDER FABRICATOR ASSEMBLY LINE WORKERS A well established truck & trailer company has immediate openings for several experienced positions at their location in Surrey. These are permanent positions, wages are negotiable. Candidates who fulfill the requirement should: Fax resume 604-596-3106

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

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HEALTH PRODUCTS

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012 NewsLeader A19 PERSONAL SERVICES 188

LEGAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

CRIMINAL RECORD?

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

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SUNDECKS

ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING

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HOME REPAIRS If I can’t do it It can’t be done

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

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MOVING & STORAGE

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AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

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

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

CLEANING SERVICES

CONCRETE & PLACING

• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331 Queen Pillow Top Mattress & Box • 720 Coil 2.5’’ Pillowtop • Brand New • 10 yr. warranty • Your Price $490 604.807.5864 The Mattress Guy

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MISC. FOR SALE

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LICENCED & INSURED Cleaning Service. Res./Comm. Wkly/Bi-Wkly Free Quotes. Call 604-363-2475.

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FURNITURE

MATTRESSES staring at $99

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

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

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

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PETS

AMERICAN Terrier Pitbulls purebred. $1,000. negot. Vet ✔, 3 wks old. Reseve now. 604-217-2983 BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, vet check $400. (604)796-3026. No Sunday calls Cairn Terriers: shots/dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. over 20 yrs of referrals. 604-807-5204 or 604-592-5442/604-854-1978

STEEL OF A DEAL - BUILDING SALE! 20X24 $4798. 25X30 $5998. 30X42 $8458. 32X58 $12,960. 40X60 $15,915. 47X80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

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HOMES WANTED

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

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TOWNHOUSES

ABBOTSFORD. TOWNHOUSE in 55+ complex. 1200 sf, 2 bdrm. 1.5 baths, large living room, oak kit, 2 decks. Small pet ok. Walk to shops. Quiet area. Moving ~ must sell. $184,000. 604-308-0451 8am-7pm.

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

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Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

329 PAINTING & DECORATING Interior Painting. Drywall Repairs. Textured Ceiling Repair. Free Estimates. Call (778)709-1081

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

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$36/HOUR. Local lic’d Plumber. Big & small jobs. Plumbing, heating, plugged drains, call 778-245-7646

ELECTRICAL

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

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

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PLUMBING

www.caliberwest contracting.com 604.764.9594

AUTO FINANCING

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

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

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On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

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Mr. Cleanup Disposal SAME DAY SERVICE Seniors Discount

Call Andrew (778)868-3374

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

Please call 778-994-2334 COQUITLAM: 2 bdrm 2 bthrm- 996 sf. Cls to shopping, Douglas College & amen. March 1. N/s, N/p. $1350/mo. Call 604-941-3259

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $8800 incl. tax. Call 604-538-4883

Coquitlam Centre Area

Avail March 1, n/s, bright, spacious corner. Luxury 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appl’s, F/P, ground level, priv fncd patio/yard. Located in prestigious Silver Springs complex. Whistler style clubhouse, 2 sec parking + storage Cat OK. $1375. + hydro

Donna 604.202.8485

COQUITLAM, low rise concrete bldg, 2nd flr, 2 bdrm, 2 baths, undg sec. prk, gas F/P, balcony, $1150. Avail. immed. Call (778) 889-3731.

DORIC MANOR 236 - 8th St.

Phone: 604-522-9153

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CEDARWAY APT Bright & Clean 1 & 2 Bdrms Chihuahua pups, born news years eve, dewclaws, deworm, 1st shots, 1 m/2 f, sable, $750. (604)796-8685 Dble. yellow head Amazon parrot w/extra large cage. Exp. lrge bird keepers only.$1400. 604-823-6782.

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

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WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in February, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888593-6095.

Call 604-837-4589

2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING convertible, silver, 84 k’s. auto. Mags. $6795/obo. (604)826-0519

CO-OP RENTALS

NEW WESTMINSTER

QUEEN’S PARK CO-OP 3 Bdrm Townhouse $979/mo. Avail. April 1st Share cost $2000. Must participate.

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

For eligibility proof of income mandatory.

POMERIAN Teacup loving babies, 1st shots, dewormed, dew claws done $650 + (604)581-2772

Please bring to orientation notice of tax assessment and last 3 months of pay cheques.

Samoyed Pups Champion Sired, Vet chk/ vac. $1200: 604-630-7788 www.summerhillsamoyeds.com

No subsidy. 386 Ginger Drive Fax: 604-520-9713 Call: 604-520-3886

Yorkshire Terrier, 10 wks M&F Shots & dewormed. Vet checked Black & tan. $900. 778-708-7932

Orientation: Friday Feb. 17 @ 7 p.m.

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AUCTIONS

Auction Water/Wine Bottling Line, Bottling Line, s/s tanks, filtration system, restaurant equipment & more. Feb 25, 11AM, West Kelowna, BC, View photos at (Special Auction) doddsauction.com 1-866-545-3259

BUILDING SUPPLIES

SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDINGS FOR ALL USES! Spring Deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands NOW! Call for FREE Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

CARS - DOMESTIC

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1998 TOYOTA COROLLA, $1,000. 120 Km, runs well, good cond. Fairly new tires. (604)944-6356. 2003 CHEVY MALIBU, 110,000 km., auto, V6, Air Cared, good tires, $4300 obo (604)531-3251 2004 MERCEDES C230 SEDAN auto, sunroof, 47k, Gold Mist Mica over blk. leather, exc. cond. local, no accid. $12,230 (604)328-1883

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AUTO SERVICES

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ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPPIES Male/Female, shots, micro-chip, vet checked, health guarantee. $2400. Call 604-970-3807.

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RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

Burnaby:

CLAREMONT TERRACE

** 6960 ELWELL ST ** Near HighGate Mall (formerly known as Middlegate) Quiet, spacious 2 & 1 Bdrms & Bachelor suites. Newly reno’d. Incls: Balcony, prkg, heat & h/wtr

604-525-2661

HOMES FOR RENT

Coquitlam - Totally Reno’d 3 bdrm rancher. Cls to schools & shops. Priv bkyrd. $1650. 604-913-7785 PITT MEADOWS. 2 & 3 bdrm. in family complex. Close to bus, schools & shopping. Ref’s req’d. Small pets okay, $1030/$1134/mo. Avail. immed. 604-465-1938.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of: Detlef Gerhard Schroeder, deceased, formerly of #102 – 74 Miner St. New Westminster, B.C., are required to send full particulars of such claim to the undersigned Executrix at 2094 Topaz St Abbotsford B.C. V2T 3W6, on or before the 10th day of March, 2012, after which date the Estates assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have been received. Executrix Johanna Roy NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given to Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Claire Yvette Graziano, late of #707 – 25 Clute St., New Westminster, BC that the particulars of their claim should be sent to the solicitor for the estate at #235 – 550 Sixth Street, New Westminster, BC, V3L 3B7, on or before the 23rd day of February, 2012, after which date the solicitor for the estate will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice. To: the Defendant Sarbjit Bains

2000 Suncruiser 35U

Dual pane windows, awning, 6000 watt generator, heated tanks, fantastic fan and more! $47,983 (Stk.30951A) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

2011 AUTUMN RIDGE 264RKS

TAKE NOTICE THAT on 02/Nov/2011 an order was made for service on you of a Notice of Civil Claim issued from the Vancouver Registry of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in proceeding number M105001 by way of this advertisement. In this proceeding, the Plaintiff claim(s) the following relief against you for damages resulting from a motor vehicle accident which occurred on October 13, 2008 at or near the intersection of Cariboo Road and Storemont Avenue, in the City of Burnaby, the Province of British Columbia. You must file a responding pleading/response to petition within the period required under the Supreme Court Civil Rules failing which further proceedings, including judgment, may be taken against you without notice to you.

SUITES, LOWER

NEW WESTMINSTER, Massey Hts. Brand new large bright 2 bdrm bsmt executive suite in clean quiet home. Nr Douglas College, SFU, shops/transit. Lrg living, bdrms, full bathrms, W/D, new appls. NS/NP. $1,600/mo. 778-237-7753.

2004 F350 LARIAT CREW CAB, 4X4, long box, 180K, full load $15,500/obo. 604-812-1278

RECREATIONAL/SALE

POCO: Very clean 2 bdrm SXS duplex, big yard, garden, garage. NP/NS. $1200/mo Avail. immed. 604-942-5492 & 778-865-1555.

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1999 CHEVY VENTURE, white, auto, rebuilt trans, head gasket, new brakes, $2495. (604)826-0519

NEED A VEHICLE? EASY FINANCE!! Low Payments! $99 Delivers 24 Hour Approval. We Deliver! 3,000 Vehicles to choose. Call Now! Marty 1-800-916-1737 Big Discounts! www.eagleridgegmc.com

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

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TRUCKS & VANS

1992 PLEASURE-WAY Dodge van, 318 engine, 4 spd., no rust, many upgrades, mint cond. $20,900 obo (604)853-2427

812

RUBBISH REMOVAL

RECYCLE-IT!

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

1/2 mo. Rent FREE! Bright, large 1 bedroom for rent in a newly reno’d building. Large balcony, freshly painted with hardwood floors. 2 Min walk to Highgate Mall & all major transit.

HOUSES FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 356

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

Walker Manor

Move-Allowance

CAVALIER King Charles Spaniels, vet checkd, vaccinated. Champion Sired. (604)630-7788

MINI SCHNAUZER pups. 1st shots, dewormed, tails docked, vet ✓ $800/ea. Call 604-657-2915.

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

Making Your Renovation Dreams Come True... Kitchens - Bathrooms New Additions - Flooring Painting - Decks Windows / Doors Stonework - Siding & More Free Estimates * BBB * WCB * Insured

810

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

The Scrapper

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

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

CUSTOM HOMES

Since 1972 Dan 778-837-0771

TRANSPORTATION

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

BURNABY

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

GOLDEN Retriever puppies, born Jan. 7th, family raised, very well socialized, 1st shots & deworming included. Mission 604-820-4827.

High Caliber Construction Repair, Replace, Remodel...

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

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

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

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A20 NewsLeader Wednesday, February 15 , 2012

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All Dishes Cooked with Ginger & Garlic Alu Mater Samosa Alu Tikka Bhajia Paneer Pakora Fish Pakora Chicken Pakora

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All Dishes Cooked with Ginger & Garlic Plain Basmati Rice Vegetable Biryani Chicken Biryani Beef Biryani Lamb Biryani Prawn Biryani

All of the above dishes are served with chutney

Vegetarian Specialties All Dishes Cooked with Ginger & Garlic Mater Paneer Kofta Curry Saag Paneer Saag Alu Chana Masala Chana Saag Vegetable Curry Eggplant Bhartha Gobi Alu Paneer Shahi Korma Vegetable Korma Malai Kofta Dal Turka/Dal Makhni Ask for mild, medium or hot

Chicken Specialties All Dishes Cooked with Ginger & Garlic Chicken Curry Chicken Vindaloo Chicken Tikka Masala Chicken Palak Chicken Josh Chicken Malai Butter Chicken Chicken Korma Chilli Chicken

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Beef All Dishes Cooked with Ginger & Garlic Beef Curry Beef Vindaloo Beef Madrasi Beef Palak Beef Bhuna

Seafood Specialties All Dishes Cooked with Ginger & Garlic Fish Masala Fish Vindaloo Fish Curry Prawns Masala Prawn Vindaloo Prawn Malai

Indian Breads All Dishes Cooked with Ginger & Garlic Tandoori Roti Naan Garlic Naan Vegetable Naan Chicken Naan Paratha Alu-Paratha Shahi Kulcha

Accompaniments Papadam Mango Chutney Spicy mixed pickles Dahi Raita Garden Fresh Salad

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