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Kelyn Akuna is a former cyclist with the U.S. national track team who has started a cycling program for aboriginal youth at the Burnaby Velodrome. MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER
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SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 40 (NEW WESTMINSTER) 1001 Columbia Street, 2nd Floor, New Westminster BC V3M 1C4 Phone: (604) 517-6240 Fax: (604) 517-6390 http://district.sd40.bc.ca
REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR THE 2012/13 SCHOOL YEAR ALTERNATE PROGRAMS
GENERAL INFORMATION RETURNING STUDENTS If your child was in an SD No. 40 (New Westminster) school last year, s/he is automatically registered at the same school s/he attended last year in the next grade, as noted on her/his report card.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO REGISTER ALL NEW STUDENTS—KINDERGARTEN, ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND SECONDARY SCHOOL Note: The parent(s) and/or legal guardian(s) of a child must come with the student to register. 1.
Proof of address in New Westminster Recent property tax statement or purchase agreement and hydro or other utility bill. Child’s original birth certificate Must show parent names with certified translation in English, if needed.
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) PROGRAM
ROYAL CITY ALTERNATE PROGRAM (RCAP)
Location: 629 Agnes Street.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is a rigorous pre-university course of studies that meets the needs of highly motivated secondary students. The IB graduation diploma is recognized world-wide and successfully completed courses can earn university credit. NWSS offers NWSS pre-IB Honours courses to students in grades 9 and 10 and IB courses to students in grades 11 and 12. For more information on the International Baccalaureate Program, call (604) 517-5932 or visit the NWSS IB website at: www.sd40.bc.ca/nwss-ib/
Second term intakes will occur the week of January 3, 2012.
Child’s immunization records since birth and BC Care Card
Other relevant documentation involving guardianship and court orders
Registrations for Programs of Choice are accepted at the Columbia Square Office reception, 1001 Columbia Street, 1st Floor. For information call (604) 517-6111.
Children who were born in 2007 are eligible to begin school in September 2012. Kindergarten registration for the 2012/13 school year begins on Monday, January 16th at elementary schools.
The current Early French Immersion program at John Robson School (K-5 for fall 2012 and K-6 the year after) will move to Lord Kelvin School and the west end Montessori program will move to Connaught Heights School when the new middle school opens.
All elementary schools have exclusively FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN programs.
EARLY FRENCH IMMERSION (EFI)
All Kindergarten students register at their neighbourhood school, even if they have applied for Programs of Choice. At the time of registration, please bring the original documents listed above (see DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO REGISTER ALL NEW STUDENTS). Contact the School Board Office to find out your neighbourhood school (see contact information above).
Locations: École Herbert Spencer (Grades K-5), École John Robson (Grades K-5) and École Lord Tweedsmuir (Grades K-7).
NEW STUDENTS: ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE
LATE FRENCH IMMERSION (LFI)
All new students register FIRST at their neighbourhood school. At the time of registration, please bring the original documents listed above (see DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO REGISTER ALL NEW STUDENTS). Applications from new students are date & time stamped to be accommodated in order of:
Location: École Glenbrook Middle School (Grades 6-8).
2. Out of Catchment AND In District Out of catchment and in district students register first at their neighbourhood school. They then fill out a Cross Boundary Form at their neighbourhood school during office hours between 9:30 a.m., Monday, January 30th and Friday, March 16th, at 3:00 p.m. Admission decisions at the desired school may not be made st before 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1 .
3. Out of District Out of district students apply for admission during office hours between 9:30 a.m., Monday, January 30th and Friday, March 16th, at 3:00 p.m. Admission decisions may not be made before 3:00 p.m., Friday, June 1st.
NEW WESTMINSTER SECONDARY SCHOOL (NWSS) Students not enrolled in NWSS feeder schools may apply to register at NWSS beginning Tuesday, March 27th, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 noon only and daily thereafter from 9:00 a.m.—12:00 noon. Applications for OUT OF DISTRICT students are subject to available spaces and resources. At the time of registration, please bring the original documents listed above (see DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO REGISTER ALL NEW STUDENTS). Information Meeting: A session for new students in grades 8 and 9 and their parents will be held on Monday, March 5th at New Westminster Secondary School. For more information contact (604) 517-6368.
This secondary school completion program for youth 16 to 18 years of age offers self-paced and classroom courses, one-on-one tutoring, grade 12 graduation (Dogwood), work experience and job search skills, field trips and outdoor activities and personal counselling.
Canadian immigration or citizenship documents For parents and children.
Applications are now accepted to enroll for the next school year. Apply at your neighbourhood school between 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday to Friday (excluding days schools are closed). Students are guaranteed a place in their catchment (neighbourhood) school provided they have registered by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2012.
POWER (Planning, Ownership, Work, Location: Columbia Square (1001 Columbia Street).
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For more information call (604) 517-6194.
FRENCH IMMERSION/MONTESSORI For information about the district’s continuous registration process for Programs of Choice, visit our website at http:// district.sd40.bc.ca/programs-services/french-immersionmontessori-programs. The link to French Immersion and Montessori is under Programs on our home page (http://district.sd40.bc.ca/).
NEW STUDENTS: KINDERGARTEN
This is an academic program to complete Grades 8, 9, and 10 with social and life skills support for students 13 to 15 years of age. The program provides a transition to regular or alternate secondary school programs.
Information Meeting: École John Robson Elementary (120 Eighth Street) on Thursday, February 16th, 6:30 p.m. This meeting is for parents interested in learning more about EFI and the continuous registration process.
Information Meeting: École Glenbrook Middle School (701 Park Crescent) on Thursday, February 9th, 7:00 p.m. This meeting is for parents and students to learn about Late French Immersion and the registration process.
MONTESSORI Locations: Lord Tweedsmuir (Grades 1-6) and Richard McBride (Grades K-5). Information Meeting: Richard McBride School Library (331 Richmond Street) Thursday, February 23rd, 6:30 p.m. This meeting is for parents interested in learning more about the Montessori Program and the district’s continuous registration process.
For more information call (604) 517-6159 or visit the POWER website at http://district.sd40.bc.ca/ power/about .
SIGMA Location: NWSS. This secondary school youth 16 to 18 years graduation (Dogwood), flexible and structured personal counselling.
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Are you looking to get ahead? Spend your evenings finishing up your high school graduation or upgrading your marks for postsecondary training. Grade 11 and 12 academic courses are offered on weeknights at New Westminster Secondary School. Courses are beginning the week of February 6th. Contact us by phone at (604) 517-6286 or visit us on the web at www.ce40.ca for information.
Locations: Queensborough Middle School (Grades 5-8) and NWSS (Grades 11 & 12).
For more information about the New Westminster Montessori Society and Montessori Education, visit www.newwestmontessori.ca .
For more information on registering for Punjabi courses, contact the schools: Queensborough Middle School
HOME LEARNERS’ PROGRAM (HLP) Locations: 314 Sixth Street and Bowen Island. Enrolment applications are now being accepted for the 2012/13 school year. Are you looking to play an active, hands-on role in your child’s education? Have you ever thought of Home Schooling but not sure how? Why not investigate your options with the School District No. 40 Home Learners’ Program? Information: New Westminster www.sd40.bc.ca/nwhl
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Do you need a school that’s open when you’re ready to study? Take high school credit courses online and achieve your educational goals. Upgrade your English, Math, Social Studies and Science knowledge, and grades. The Virtual School Program is open to both high school students and adults. To find out more, call (604) 517-6191 or visit us online: www.nwvss.ca for students under 19 www.virtualschoolbc.com for adults
CONTINUING EDUCATION GENERAL INTEREST OFFERINGS We offer 300 general interest courses and programs for adults. You can get in shape, explore a new hobby, continue your learning or just take a course for fun. Classes take place on weeknights and occasional Saturdays. Registration begins January 3, 2012. Contact us at (604) 517-6345 or browse our website at www.ce40.ca .
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OPINION page 6 | LETTERS page 7
Another Stanley Cup rioter charged
Pedaling their way to a better world Mario Bartel
A 21-year-old Burnaby man is among the Àrst to be charged in 2012 in connection with the Stanley Cup riot last June. Dustin Anderson of Burnaby has been charged with assault and participating in a riot, the Integrated Riot Investigation Team announced Monday. To date, the IRIT has recommended to Crown counsel 215 charges against 80 rioters. The Crown has so far approved 77 charges against 30 rioters.
or some, riding a bike is transportation, a healthy, environmentally-friendly way to get from point A to point B. For others it’s recreation, an activity to test their own physical capabilities, stay in shape. For some local cyclists, the bike has become a vehicle that can change lives, maybe even make the world a better place.
Huge grins at velodrome Cycling helped Kelyn Akuna see the world. Now he’s hoping it will help aboriginal youth see their way in the world. Akuna, 28, is a former member of the United States track cycling team. Since he started riding at age 16, he raced at events in France, Australia, New Zealand and Trinidad. He came to Burnaby to train on the indoor track at the Harry Jerome sports centre, fell in love with a woman who would become his wife and decided to stay. Originally from Hawaii, Akuna has a keen interest in aboriginal culture. As he settled into his new country, he began looking for ways to combine his two passions. He approached his training colleagues at the Burnaby Velodrome Club about getting access to the track for aboriginal youth. They loved the idea. Then he took his ¿xed gear track bike and a stationary trainer to a jujitsu class at the Urban Native Youth
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Ryan Petersen, store manager at Cap’s Cycles in Sapperton, with some of the bikes being collected in a steel container for shipment to Africa.
“Youth drive our program and they were excited about it,” says Johnson. “It’s cool there’s opportunities like this for them to try. We’re thrilled.” Since starting the Aboriginal Youth Cycling program in April, Akuna’s managed to get about 36 young people to make the trek to the track from their homes in East Van, North Vancouver and other parts of Burnaby. About a half dozen Kelyn Akuna are now regulars at the Friday When the kids Àrst come to the track afternoon sessions. they’re intimidated. But by the time “When the kids ¿rst come to the they leave they’ve got a huge grin. track they’re intimidated,” says Association in East Vancouver; that Akuna of the 200 metre high-banked was the most popular program so he wooden oval. “But by the time they knew he’d have a big audience for his leave they’ve got a huge grin.” demonstration. Cycling as sanctuary “Oh my gosh,” says Amy Johnson Tom Littlewood knows that grin. of her reaction to Akuna’s pitch. The It’s on his own face every time he manager of sport and recreation at swings a leg over the top bar of his UNYA had no concept of what track cycling looked like. But when she saw mountain bike. That bike saved his life. And if it could get him back on the kids’ eyes light up, she knew they the road to health, he knew it could had to be a part of it.
help others too. A youth counsellor who worked with local police departments, Littlewood spent most of his days chained to his desk sorting the problems of troubled young people, and most of his evening pasted to his couch. Eventually his sedentary ways caught up to him; his weight ballooning, his heart struggling, his doctor advised him he could go on pills for the rest of his life or he could get on a bike and ride back to health. Littlewood chose the latter and never looked back. But he also looked forward, to the way his own transformation through cycling could be extended to his clients. The light bulb went off when he stumbled into the mechanics’ training workshops in the basement at Cap’s cycle shop in Sapperton. That’s where trainees, some of them tattooed and pierced like many of the street kids he dealt with, learned the intricacies of tuning derailleurs, lacing spokes and
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market correction this year, he increased interest among buyers said. can fuel higher prices, it’s The survey also found if cost impossible for the average person was no object and residents could to forecast Àuctuations in the move anywhere in the Lower market. Mainland, 56 per cent of Burnaby residents would stay put. Asked the same Thomas Davidoff, UBC School of Business question, nine per Economists are barely capable of saying cent of Fraser Valley anything intelligent about it. dwellers said they would re-locate to Burnaby. In terms of market outlook, “Economists are barely capable there was a striking difference of saying anything intelligent between Burnaby respondents about it.” and those in Richmond, South He said 2012 housing prices Delta and White Rock. could remain stable if interest Sixty-seven per cent of rates, inÀation and income levels respondents in those communities also stay steady. predict the market will remain Questions for the poll were stable—a 21 per cent difference ¿elded Nov. 25-30, 2011 to 349 from Burnaby homeowners— homeowners from across the while just eight per cent foresee a Fraser Valley with a margin of decrease. error of plus or minus ¿ve per Davidoff said even though cent.
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vice-chairman of zero waste. and environment and parks Although the mayor will committees. continue to sit on the Coun. Colleen Jordan will intergovernmental pick up where she left off in and administration 2011 and continue to sit on committee, he is no both the Finance and Housing longer vice-chair of that committees. panel. Coun. Dan Johnston is Coun. Sav Dhaliwal, moving to aboriginal affairs JORDAN who was on the after sitting on the water agriculture committee committee last year. last year, will instead be a email@example.com member of the regional culture,
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Teachers to host town hall meeting on education funding Burnaby teachers and school support staff are hosting a town hall meeting at the end of the month in an effort to raise public awareness about the rising costs of education. The Jan. 26 gathering runs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Schou Education Centre, 4041 Canada Way. Burnaby Teachers’ Association president Richard Storch said the government is misleading people when it comes to how much funding is going into education. “We’re concerned the public is getting a message that’s not actually the reality,” he said, noting funding levels for education may be at an all-time high, but risings costs are outstripping the amount of dollars going into the system. Storch said the main issues for teachers and support staff are class size, composition and funding for students with special needs.
Author of Mister Jinnah series to read Local author Don Hauka will be at the McGill Branch of the Burnaby Public Library on Jan. 19. From 7-8 p.m. The New Westminsterbased writer will read from his new book She-Demons: A Mister Jinnah Mystery. Hauka, a former journalist, will also answer questions about this latest entry in his Mister Jinnah series, which follows the adventures of a crime reporter. People can register at www. bpl.bc.ca/events or by calling (604) 2998955.
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The aroma of baked potatoes ¿lled the dorms at Simon Fraser University on Jan. 4 after every available oven was commandeered and stuffed with spuds. But this wasn’t the result of a fraternity prank or science experiment. Instead, 70 students at the university were preparing to deliver over 400 baked potatoes to the Downtown Eastside on a cool, drizzly evening. “There are 2,000 people who call (Burnaby) Mountain home and (delivering food) was about MARK BURNHAM/BURNHAMPHOTOGRAPHY.CA extending their Simon Fraser University students distribute baked community spirit to potatoes throughout the Downtown Eastside on Jan. another community and 4. Over 400 potatoes were handed out in less than an hour. really trying to make a difference,” said Chris Rogerson, associate director of He said a lot of the people who live SFU’s Residence Life program. on campus have misperceptions about The students, who also work as the Downtown Eastside. residence staff, received hundreds “Watching some of my student of free potatoes from Nestor’s staff interact and have real, powerful Market and spent an entire and meaningful conversations with afternoon scrubbing and preparing the community members down there the spuds. was a real good experience,” he said, They then set up tables at Main noting that many students now realize and Hastings streets and at Pigeon the neighbourhood isn’t dangerous, so Park where they were immediately much as it is a place in need of help. greeted by long, enthusiastic lineRogerson said many students came ups. All the baked potatoes were away from the experience with a gone in less than an hour. desire to do something similar for their “It’s a hard moment,” Rogerson community on Burnaby Mountain, said, referring to when the potatoes although on a smaller scale. ran out. “You had just (¿nished) “Once people get exposed to doing something so wonderful, but at actions such as this, you really see the same time it’s heartbreaking to positive, long-lasting effects.” know you can’t continue and help twitter.com/@burnabynews everybody.”
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In the ¿rst 20 months of British Columbia’s distracted driving law, police issued 46,008 tickets to drivers for using hand-held electronic devices while behind the wheel. Another 1,372 tickets were issued for emailing or texting while driving. The ministry of the SolicitorGeneral says that means 16 people are still alive thanks to a 12 per cent reduction in motor vehicle accidents involving fatalities and serious injuries. The statistics suggest the twoyear old ban on talking or texting on a cell phone while driving has been effective. But as anyone who spends any amount of time on the province’s roads and highways will likely attest, the reality is somewhat different. Drivers are still talking on their cell phones. Some are just more discreet about doing it. They wait until they’re on quieter side streets to unleash their dialing ¿nger, or they look around to ensure no police are nearby. Or they try to hide their activity, keeping their phone out of sight as they press numbers or check their text messages. Others openly seem to be Àaunting the law, chatting with their cell phone pressed up to their ear as they drive along busy thoroughfares. These scofÀaws are gambling they won’t smash into anyone. Or at the very least get caught. And when they do, a recent survey by ICBC says their excuses range from outright de¿ance at the righteousness of the law, to misguided affection for the feel of the phone in their hand to a wrongheaded belief that making or taking a call while at a red light doesn’t count as driving. The risks presented by distracted driving are very real. In fact, you’re 23 times more likely to get into an accident if you’re using your cell phone while driving. So even though the coast may be clear of vigilant police, stay off the phone while driving.
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ow is B.C.’s economy doing? This question occupies a great deal of time in our political debate. But since that debate is mostly an exercise in selecting facts and passing blame back and forth, it’s dif¿cult to tell. Former premier Gordon Campbell set out to change that in 2001 with the establishment of the B.C. Progress Board. Independent directors established six “core targets,” environmental, health and social indicators as well as economic measures, and tracked them annually with comparisons to other provinces. This created a 10-year database that doesn’t exist anywhere else. But it hasn’t exactly been Àattering, a sign that it has been kept free of political interference. Premier Christy Clark’s recent decision to replace the Progress Board has sparked another round of political blame-storming. The NDP opposition was accustomed to jumping on the annual rankings and trumpeting the ones that cast the B.C. Liberals in a bad light. Predictably, they portrayed the remake of the board as an effort to
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sweep embarrassing results under the rug. Media often focus on the political horse race rather than details of dull old policy. When the board’s annual reports came out, they typically covered the political ¿ght and glossed over the ¿ndings. The key Àaw with the Progress Board turned out to be its emphasis on provincial rankings. B.C. ranked ¿rst for the entire 10 years in health and environmental conditions, and near the bottom in a complex measure of “social condition” that was often oversimpli¿ed as poverty. In most measures, including economic ones, the rankings barely changed in a decade. In his ¿nal report, board chair Gerry Martin noted that B.C.’s improvements in economic output and income were signi¿cant, but
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didn’t move them up the rankings because other provinces had similar success. Big recoveries in Saskatchewan and Newfoundland meant that B.C. sometimes slipped in the relative rankings despite major gains. Martin noted that on crime, “initial performance was so poor that B.C.’s best-in-country improvements over several years were needed just to move B.C. to about average.” (There’s an example of how independent this board has been.) Crime is part of the board’s “Social Condition Index,” along with low-birth-weight babies and long-term unemployment. This has been a favourite of opposition critics, because B.C. started low and slipped lower. But they won’t tell you the whole story, through the NDP 1990s as well as the B.C. Liberal 2000s: “B.C. ranked sixth in the Social Condition Index in 1990, improved to third in 1993, but deteriorated through the rest of the 1990s and into the next decade such that it sank to last place for 2001 and 2002,” the ¿nal report says.
“Improvements between 2002 and 2007 saw B.C. reach ¿fth place in 2006 and 2007, but rank changes on low birth weights and long-term unemployment brought B.C. to seventh in 2008 and ninth in 2009.” Does this mean the NDP government of the 1990s did a bad job, or that the B.C. Liberals did better and then screwed up? It could be spun that way, but there are external factors involved. The B.C. Progress Board didn’t just do rankings. Its policy suggestions were implemented in regulatory reform, energy selfsuf¿ciency, creating community courts and UBC Okanagan, and proceeding with the Site C dam. Martin notes that the successor organization, the Jobs and Investment Board, will carry on the performance monitoring and “hold government’s feet to the ¿re,” in particular on its ability to attract investment. It’s time to stop arguing about the level of poverty and ¿nd new ways to alleviate it. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com
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Respect that Burnaby voters have spoken Re: Incumbent power (Letters, NewsLeader, Jan. 6) Yet another letter from Garth Evans bemoaning the results of the November municipal election. When is Mr. Evans going to stop lecturing Burnaby citizens about their electoral decisions? I don’t buy his conclusions that Burnaby voters are mislead, and unaware of the consequence of their actions. Quite the opposite. I think the voters are well aware of the issues and who best to deal with them. Had more voters marked Evans’ name on the ballot, he might have been elected. Just because they did not, does not make them ignorant of the facts. Burnaby has a great future with a dedicated city staff, many volunteers who sit on various committees, and trustees and councillors who work hard to keep Burnaby moving forward. So Mr. Evans, put your trust in these people to do the job, and stay involved if you wish—but stop the constant rants about the voters’ ability to choose their elected of¿cials. Gord Larkin President Burnaby Citizens Association
••••• I can’t believe Garth Evans is still whining about the municipal elections (Letters, NewsLeader, Jan. 4 and Jan. 6). A little “sour grapes” Garth? The reason that Mayor Corrigan and his team got elected is that this is the government the citizens of Burnaby wanted. Evans states that we, the Burnaby citizens, need an opposition. After forming another party, his party was soundly beaten as well. What now? Try to change the rules? Then he accuses the mayor of being another Gordon Campbell-type dictator. Garth, there is no “I” in team. Personally, I’m glad of the work that the BCA is doing. Things could be worse. We could have Mayor “Moonbeam” like they do in Vancouver. David Reid, Burnaby
LET’S FOCUS ON HOUSING It’s time to start looking meaningfully at poverty and homelessness. As many will know, Surrey-Fleetwood MLA Jagrup Brar is undertaking a challenge to live for a month on what a single individual gets on welfare. The amount is meant to cover housing and other monthly expenses such as food, and it’s pitifully low. We need is a longer-term plan, something that reduces the number of people who need to rely on welfare, and aids those who still do
need to use it. I’m talking about a housing strategy, and the jobs that would come with building enough homes to place everyone into a safe and secure building. Instead, you have housing markets in arti¿cial bubbles that will potentially harm the economy, and you have untold tens of thousands of people living on the streets because they cannot afford anywhere else to go. For the moment, let’s ignore the initial capital costs required to fund these capital expenditures; we know the initial costs would be high. A project like this would create jobs that families desperately need to stay in the middle class and avoid relying on the services that already provide insuf¿cient help. Whether seen locally, provincially or federally, unemployment is still too high. This is not a permanent cure, but it is something we can have people do in order to start contributing again. We even know a strategy like this would work. We built all manner of things during the Great Depression to put people back to work and stop needlessly draining government resources on welfare payments. We can do it again, if our politicians have the courage to work together and risk a shortterm de¿cit increase. Trevor Ritchie, Burnaby
TAKING MEASURE OF METERS Re: Burnaby man believes freezer, computer damaged by smart meter install I came home to ¿nd my Internet down, computers not working, etc. after the “smart meter” install, done with no warning whatsoever... luckily my equipment suffered no damage but others have not been so lucky. Ken Moren •••••
If you unplug a fridge or freezer and plug it back in again too quickly it may not run again due to the high pressure in the system. This causes a “locked rotor condition” and may overheat and burn out the motor relay or motor. Harry Boswell •••••
Nothing will change as long as Hydro and the BC Liberals are in bed together. I believe there could have been a coincidence, but that many? BS I say. It’s all about the money that both Hydro and the Liberals will be making. Ron Henschel —online comments burnabynewsleader.com
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Even as the Sanctuary Foundation foundered, Littlewood carried on two-wheeled evangelism; he took in aboriginal youth for skills training while running a bike touring company at Colony Farm in Coquitlam and he’s cultivating school groups for a similar venture he now runs at the River Market in New Westminster. He also keeps a blog extolling his own physical and mental transformation through cycling.
Sanctuary Foundation thrived for 12 years, ¿rst out of the Cliff Block in New Westminster, then a warehouse on Royal Oak in Burnaby. Eventually it broadened to refurbishing computers and skis. And it even reached overseas; the bikes his kids learned to repair were shipped to Cuba where Littlewood set up a parallel program for Cuban youth who put the bikes back together, distributed them into their communities and then maintained them. “These kids were part of the cycling world now,” says Littlewood, who still runs into some of his charges nine years after the program ended when funding ceased. Most have jobs, many have families, responsibilities.
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Though he’d been around the bike business his whole life, Gord Hobbis didn’t appreciate the kind of impact bikes could have on people’s lives until he saw a photo from a project in Jamaica in the late 1980s to which Cap’s cycle shop had donated 1000 pairs of aluminum bike fenders. How would anyone use so many fenders, he’d wondered. They’d all been Any hammered Àat to build roofs for houses. OPEN oil change “I guess everything is useful to someone,” package SUNDAY says Hobbis, who’s hoping a steel container WITH COUPON 10-5 of donated beater bikes will have a similar impact somewhere in southern Africa. The collection was initiated by one of his Brek Boughton, who’s currently OIL, LUBE & FILTER CHANGE employees, riding a specially equipped cargo bike 21-Point visual inspection with Every Oil Change. through wintery conditions to Tuktoyaktuk Includes up to 6 L Pennzoil 10W30 Motor Oil. to raise money and awareness for The NOW • FREE BRAKE CHECK • Bicycle Empowerment Network. • P.S. Fluid • Brake Fluid When the container is shipped to Africa • Trans Fluid • Diff Fluid it will be converted to a shop where locals Reg. • Coolant • Tires • Lights Reg • Air Filter • Wipers From $89.95 will be trained to refurbish them. Some of $39.95 the bikes will be donated to the community, 5,000 kms or 3 months. Plus taxes, most cars. Enviro fee $2.99. Includes up to 12 litres anti-freeze, Expires January 15, 2012. Not valid with any other offers. others will be sold. Subject to change 100% fluid exchange “A bike can have two or three lifespans,” More than just an oil change says Hobbis, who already has more than 200 BURNABY MINUTE bikes awaiting shipment to Africa. “It can 6869 Canada Way OIL CHANGE 604-521-8900 help someone get a job, it can help them get All Services Fully Warranty Approved CENTRE to a clinic, it can turn an all-day journey to BNL1RCF
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To learn more • Aboriginal Youth Cycling program: www.aboriginalyouthcycling.com • Tom Littlewood’s cycling journey: www.cycle-therapy.ca • Bicycling Empowerment Network: www.benbikes.org.za • Follow Brek Boughton’s journey to the far north: www.cyclingintothedark.com
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A10 NewsLeader Wednesday, January 11, 2012
as we GE Beware when buying medicines online The Internet has made it possible for consumers to buy just about anything without ever leaving their homes. Whether looking for a pizza or a car, consumers can ¿nd whatever they need with a few clicks of the mouse. But buying merchandise online always comes with a degree of risk, and that’s especially so when buying medicine over the Internet. Not all web sites that sell medicine are trustworthy, and many physicians feel buying medicine online is never a viable option. Recognizing the risk involved in such a transaction, here is some advice to consumers considering purchasing medicines over the Internet.
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Try to plan a series of activities in advance. Make it a weekly or, better yet, twice-a-week activity you can do with your loved one that doesn’t require good weather. Ensure that you don’t miss these planned activities as your loved
It won’t always be possible to spend time with your loved one so make sure they have some fun activities at home. Offer to drop off and pick up books and videos you know they’ll enjoy. You can do this during your scheduled activities. Arrive with new books
Make sure that your loved one is eating healthy and enjoyable meals. Eating healthy can give your loved one more energy to get up and stay active! Eating these healthy meals together can also be a great way to spend an evening.
Write If you’re caring from a distance, it’s a great idea to write (yes, with a pen and paper). A hand-written note can go a long ways in making spirits bright.
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What to watch for continued
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Here’s what Health Canada suggests to minimize the risk when purchasing medications online. Do not do business with a Web site that: • refuses to give you a street address, telephone number, and a way of contacting a pharmacist; • offers prescription drugs without a prescription, or offers to issue a prescription based on answers to an on-line questionnaire; • claims to have a “miracle cure” for any serious condition; or
• sells products that do not have a DIN (Drug Identi¿cation Number) issued by Health Canada. Do make sure you are dealing with a Canadian-based Web site that is linked to a “bricks and mortar” pharmacy that meets the regulatory requirements in your province/ territory. Finally, if you have a question or complaint about therapeutic drug products purchased on line, call Health Canada’s toll-free hotline: 1-800-267-9675.
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A14 NewsLeader Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Metro waste burning strategy to take shape Debate on turning garbage into energy to resume Jeff Nagel email@example.com
Key decisions will soon be made by Metro Vancouver politicians on how the region will try to build modern incinerators or other waste-to-energy plants. New Metro board chair Greg Moore predicts there will be intense interest from international companies that want to partner with the region to showcase the evolving technologies to convert garbage into energy. “I think we’ll all be surprised by the number of companies that will put their names forward,” Moore said. Landing Metro Vancouver as a client would be a coup for any successful bidder because the region’s reputation for green leadership may encourage other jurisdictions to break with the North American pattern of land¿lling waste. Metro wants to build new in-region waste-to-energy plants and last summer secured the province’s approval of its solid waste management plant to proceed. But the initiative remains contentious, particularly among Fraser Valley residents who fear increased air pollution from burning garbage, as well as recycling advocates who think incinerating the waste problem away will take pressure off the
region to reduce the garbage generated and put what remains to better use. Moore, the Port Coquitlam mayor who stickhandled Metro’s solid waste plan to approval with Victoria, said the project has been on hold through the civic elections, but he expects debate to begin in earnest soon. The region already has one incinerator in south Burnaby that burns nearly 300,000 tonnes a year, but it wants additional waste-to-energy capacity to handle another 500,000 tonnes of garbage so it can stop trucking that amount east to the Cache Creek regional land¿ll. Moore hopes most of the key issues can be settled by the end of March, paving the way for a call for private partners to step forward later this year and a formal bid call after that. Rather than an open call for bids to handle all 500,000 tonnes, Moore expects Metro may carve some out – perhaps 100,000 tonnes – that would be reserved for emerging technologies that claim to gassify or use other processes other than combustion to convert garbage with almost no emissions. Metro’s greenest-minded civic leaders have been pushing hard to give a leg up to those options, because a wide open call would likely be won by proposals for conventional incineration, which is lowcost and established.
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“There’s a general understanding that the emerging technology isn’t scalable to the size we need yet,” Moore said. “But it’s showing promising results in some parts of the world. We need to ensure they can bid on a proper playing ¿eld. Otherwise they just won’t be able to compete.” Moore also noted Metro may have need for more waste-to-energy capacity after the initial plants are built. The Àow of garbage going to the Vancouver Land¿ll in Delta – now around 500,000 tonnes – is supposed to be gradually cut down to less than 100,000 tonnes a year by 2020 as waste reduction and recycling strategies improve. Moore said that may leave Metro requiring more waste-to-energy capacity at that time, which potentially could be procured by alternative technologies if the initial phase of construction goes well. Also to be decided is whether Metro would own new plants – it owns the Burnaby incinerator but contracts out operation – or if they would be ¿nanced, built and owned by a private ¿rm that would charge Metro a per tonne disposal fees. If the latter, Metro would have to commit to a long term garbage supply contract. Nor is it clear yet exactly where the new incinerators might be built.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012 NewsLeader A15
Asbestos material dumped on North Burnaby street, lanes Wanda Chow firstname.lastname@example.org
Burnaby city hall is investigating after asbestos material was found dumped in a North Burnaby neighbourhood Monday. Director of engineering Lambert Chu said his department received the Âżrst of several calls from the public at about 8:30 a.m. The initial calls reported garbage being dumped in the 1100-block of Blaine Drive so it was treated as a simple case of abandoned garbage and crews were scheduled to pick it up. Later callers mentioned asbestos, which then escalated the response level, Chu said, noting a city crew arrived on site some time after 11 a.m. City crews found 15 to 20 bags dumped in the lanes behind both sides of Blaine and in the middle the roadway itself, between Curtis and Kitchener streets, he said. They are not absolutely certain the material contains asbestos, but the bags themselves were labeled as containing the hazardous material. About three bags dumped on the street itself were torn open, likely after passing vehicles drove over them, and the contents appeared to be insulation materials, Chu said. As a precaution, Burnaby RCMP cordoned off the area until environmental contractors could clean up the mess, expected to be completed by nightfall Monday. Chu said asbestos was commonly used in insulation during the 1950s and â€˜60s. He suspects the material was likely removed during a renovation project. â€œI donâ€™t think it was an accident. Itâ€™s at multiple locations and was probably dropped off intentionally
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to avoid paying the higher tipping fees for [proper disposal of] hazardous materials.â€? He believes the dumping happened overnight or late Sunday afternoon when the culprits wouldnâ€™t be noticed dropping the bags in the middle of the road. City staff are working with Burnaby RCMP, who Chu said were interviewing potential witnesses and looking into whether any useful video footage could be found from home security cameras in the neighbourhood. If caught, those responsible face, at a minimum, city bylaws prohibiting the dumping of hazardous waste and garbage. But the suspects also violated Workersâ€™ Compensation Board and environmental regulations. â€œThese are pretty serious offences,â€? Chu said. Anyone with information is asked to call the city engineering department at 604-294-7460.
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Tenugui-Design Excellence in Japanese Daily Life: Showcasing the roots of the unique art form of designing the multi-purpose traditional textile. When: Jan. 13 to March 24. Where: National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby. Info: 604-7777000 or www.jcnm.ca. Spoken INK: Burnaby Writers’ Society reading series. Open mic and featured writer. When: Tuesday, Jan. 17, open mic signup 7:30 p.m., featured reading 8 p.m. Where: La Fontana Caffe, 1013701 East Hastings, Burnaby. Info: www. BurnabyWritersNews. blogspot.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. N ew We s t m i n s t e r Historical Society: A miscellaneous look at local history through images and stories, including the New Westminster opera house, the Elks Club and Expo ‘86. Free and everyone welcome. When: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m. Where: Auditorium, New Westminster Public Library, 716-6th Avenue, New Westminster.
SFU Philosophers’ Cafe: Moderators Mano Daniel and Shula Gribov, who teach philosophy and humanities at Douglas College, lead a discussion on “the needs of strangers.” Everyone welcome, registration and experience not required. Free admission. When: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 7-9 p.m. Where: The Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster. Info: 778-782-5215 or www. philosopherscafe.net.
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INDEX IN BRIEF FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . . . . . . 1-8 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . 9-57 TRAVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-76 CHILDREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-98 EMPLOYMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . 203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK . . . . . . . . . . . 453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE . . . . . . 503-587 REAL ESTATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603-696 RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703-757 AUTOMOTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 804-862 MARINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-920
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Marcel Larochelle October 23, 1936 â€“ January 5, 2012
t is with sadness that we announce the passing of Marcel who faced the challenges of cancer with courage and optimism. Marcel lives on in the hearts of his many friends and family. He is survived by his wife Anne and their children Steve (Nancy) Marianne (Ian Freemantle), Renee, Paul (Connie) and ten beloved grandchildren: Emma and Shayne LaRochelle; Sam, McKenzie, William and Ben Freemantle; Jesse and Ryan Chamberlain, and Gillian and Sydney LaRochelle. Marcel was a respected teacher and administrator in the Burnaby School District for 35 years. As an accomplished performer, he brought joy to many with his beautiful tenor voice. The family is grateful to the Fraser Health Palliative Home Care Support Team who enabled the family to care for Marcel at home until two days prior to his passing. Crossroads Hospice provided comfort for Marcel and his family in his Ă€nal days. Gratitude is extended to friends and neighbours for their support. A special thank you to the MacGregor family for their presence and innumerable acts of kindness. A service will be held Friday January 13 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Apostle Anglican Church, 2206 St. Johns Street Port Moody. In Marcelâ€™s memory, donations may be made to www.crossroadshospice.bc.ca.
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BLUE MOUNTAIN APT 1 & 2 Bdrm close to trans & shop with dishwasher, fireplace, heat included.
Call for showing 604-931-4014 www.aptrentals.net
Burnaby Condo $455,000 ESPRIT North #1408 - 7325 Arcola Condo w/ mountain view. 2 BR - 2Bath -2 Pkg stalls, storage. sauna and exercise rm. Income $1650. Vacant Brookside Rlty Dave 604-240-3523
CARS - DOMESTIC
2001 BUICK LESABRE LTD. All options, heated seats, lumbar, 139K, $5900/obo. 778-565-4334. Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402
2002 BUICK LESABRE Limited Edition, 115K, grey leather int, fully loaded, new front brakes, 6/cyl, 4/door. $5900. Call 604-807-3996.
1 Bedrooms available near Lougheed Mall and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Refs required.
Call (604) 931-2670
WE BUY HOMES Damaged House! Older House! Difficulty Selling! Behind on Payments! Need to Sell Now? NO FEES! NO RISK! QUICK CASH! Call us First! 604.657.9422
New West. Crown Manor 430 – 9th Street. 1 bdrm apart, on site ldry, 1 parking spot. Close to shops, all amens, great loc. Heat & hot water incl. $760/m. 604-451-6676 NEW WESTMINSTER
DORIC MANOR 236 - 8th St.
Bachelor, 1, 2 & 3 bdrm suites for rent. Includes heat / hot water and cable. Close to Massey Theatre, Douglas College, Royal City Mall.
HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
Super Clean ONE Bedrooms Quiet & well maintained bldg. Includes heat & hot water. On site manager. Cat okay. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Secure parking available. For viewing call:
Call 604- 522-5230
CEDARWAY APT Bright & Clean 1 & 2 Bdrms D/W, Heat and hot water included. Close to schools, shopping & public transportation.
Call 604-837-4589 www.aptrentals.net
709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL Burnaby:
** 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
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
GREENHOUSE FOR LEASE for flowering & bedding plants. Retail and wholesale. Fully computerized and automated system. 2.5 acres incl. greenhouse. Approx. 43,000 covered area. 1.5 acres set up for outside use. City water. High traffic area. 5498 Gladwin Rd., Abbts. Call 604-807-3910 for more info.
HOMES FOR RENT
COQUITLAM: Totally Reno’d 3 bdrm rancher. Cls to school. Priv bckyrd. $1650. 604-913-7785
COQUITLAM 1 bdrm gr/lvl, quiet, priv ent, w/d, new paint, fenced yard. $650 incl utils. 604-941-4166 COQUITLAM West 1 bdrm bsmt sparking clean & bright sunken l/rm. sep d/rm. Onsite owners. Priv ent. prkg, hydro incl. Lndry. N/s n/p. Avail Feb 1. $725. 604-937-5177.
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 #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
2004 PORSCHE 911 C2 One owner, NCL serviced, beautiful cond! $48,000. Call 604-309-4599.
2011 EVER-LITE 35RL-DS
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
HOUSES FOR SALE
65 N. RANELAGH AVE, 66’x121’ LOT ready for SUB DIVISION. GREAT VIEWS of VANCOUVER on prime CAPITOL HILL, N BBY. House is a 4 level split and FULLY LIVABLE w/ total of 5 bdrms, 2 bths, 2 kitchen. $1,250,000. First Showings will be Jan 14-15; Sat & Sun. 1:30-4pm. JEFF 604 657-3008
1995 CAMRY, 4 dr, 4 cyl, auto, 1 owner, loaded, aircared, mint cond. $2900/obo. Phone 604-931-1236.
COQUITLAM, Plateau Blvd 2 bdrm on 4th flr, 960sf, gas f/p, inste ldry 2 u/g prkg $1330mo. 604-360-6783
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Well maintained 2 bdrms with 1.5 washroom. Includes cable, heat & hot water. Secure parking avail. On site manager. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Quiet & well maintained bldg., walk to Highgate Mall & transit. Cat okay. For viewing....
Microwave, awning, pass through storage, u-shaped dinette, ext. speakers, DSI water heater. $15,483 (Stk.30525) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
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MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331
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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.
6630 Telford Ave.
6985 Walker Ave
DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals
Bright large newly reno’d 1 and 2 bedroom suites for rent. Freshly painted, new hardwood floors, huge balcony. Only 2 min walk to Metrotown Mall. Please call 604-715-1824 to view. Move in TODAY!
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Swiss Mountain pups, short-hair, family raised, gentle, vet chck, dewormed. Ready. 604-795-7662
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2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, red, 125K, $8500 firm. Call 604-538-9257
A20 NewsLeader Wednesday, January 11, 2012
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Complete January 11, 2012 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader newspaper as it appeared in print. For more online, all the time, see www.burnabyn...