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Summit at Kananaskis, Alberta and serving as the RCMP’s federal security liaison for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, and the G8/20 By Wanda Chow Summits in southern Ontario. NEWSLEADER He will join Burnaby RCMP in early August. After four years, Burnaby’s top Taylor, meanwhile, said he’ll cop is moving on. be leaving proud of a number Burnaby RCMP Chief Supt. Rick of accomplishments, including Taylor is moving on to a “senior implementation of a crime reducexecutive position” that he is not tion strategy in 2009 that resulted yet able to disclose, he said in an in a signiﬁcant drop in crime the interview. following year. Between 2009 and “It is a lateral move—I’m 2010 there was a 32 per not being promoted—but cent decrease in robbery it is to a duty outside the offences, 23 per cent drop in Lower Mainland.” auto thefts, 20 per cent fewer Taylor said he’s not leavthefts from auto and a 14 per ing because of any dissatcent dip in break and enters. isfaction with his Burnaby The strategy targets post. However, he’s always proliﬁc offenders and uses believed senior positions crime analysis to identify TAYLOR have a shelf life of three to crime hot spots. It also has ﬁve years, and he’s already ofﬁcers compiling criminal reached that time frame. “resumes” on proliﬁc offenders, And then he received a call a few to make a case for judges to keep months back. “My career is far from them in jail. That’s gone a long way over and these sorts of opportunitowards preventing crime comties don’t come along every day.” pared to the prior practice, releasHe plans to be leaving the ing them with promises to appear Burnaby detachment sometime in court, and often to re-offend, in July. His successor will be which Taylor jokingly referred to as Chief Supt. Dave Critchley who a “catch and release program.” is returning from serving as the Taylor is also pleased that he senior Canadian police ofﬁcer in helped to boost Burnaby RCMP’s Afghanistan, mentoring the Afghan proﬁle, and has particularly National Police. In addition to enjoyed getting out and connecting serving in southern Alberta as a with residents, “the silent majority detachment commander, and in who really appreciate what we do Ottawa at RCMP national headquar- and don’t hesitate to shake my hand ters, Critchley’s resume includes and thank me and thank the memworking on security for the 2002 G8 bers and staff of Burnaby.”
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Burnaby students were honoured on Saturday night as Junior Achievement of British Columbia recognized B.C.’s top Student Entrepreneurs at its annual Celebrate JA! awards and recognition event. The Burnaby North Entrepreneurship Venture Club (BNEVC) won the CIBC Student Company Award for Innovation, and the also an award for Outstanding Shareholders’ Report. Students were honoured for their outstanding performance, creativity, and demonstration of business acumen.
Burnaby RCMP is seeking the public’s help in ﬁnding a suspect after a man was stabbed at Holdom SkyTrain station on Saturday. On June 11, just after midnight, an intoxicated man was walking into the station and noticed a man and woman arguing. He was laughing at nothing in particular, but the man involved in the argument took offence. After the man who had been arguing said something to the victim as he passed, the victim thought he had been punched since he felt a pain in his side. It wasn’t until he got to the train platform and met a friend that he realized he’d been stabbed. He was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at hospital then released. The suspect is described only as a man in his early 20s and ﬁve-foot-ﬁve, wearing gangster-type clothing. To provide information call Burnaby RCMP at 604-294-7922 or to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222 TIPS (8477).
Tori Weir, a Grade 8 student at Burnaby South secondary, won ﬁrst place at the Regional Science Fair held at UBC. She then went on to earn the bronze medal at the National Youth Science Competition held in Toronto. Weir is currently taking honours classes and plans to take Advanced Placement courses in later grades. While she has no speciﬁc career plans yet, she has an interest in biology.
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Commuter cyclists not all clad in spandex Cities working to provide new routes to encourage people to bike to work By Wanda Chow NEWSLEADER
onty Peters can drive from his home in the Royal Oak area of South Burnaby to his job at New Westminster city hall in about 15 minutes. Cycling the same distance adds about 10 minutes to his commute. “It’s not that much faster [to drive],” said Peters. That’s why it made sense for him to start cycling to work, two to three times a week, in an effort to be more environmentally conscious. But Peters, 49, isn’t your stereotypical hard-core, spandex-wearing cyclist. Rather, he generally wears whatever clothes he’ll be wearing to his job as building maintenance coordinator in the engineering department. He’ll bring a change of shoes or shirt, in case he’s exerted himself, but for him, it’s the ride home that’s uphill. While he only uses it about 10 per cent of the time, Peters also has a fold-up bike that’s great in good weather, and on SkyTrain. He noted that full-size bicycles are banned from SkyTrain during rush hour. Not so when he’s got this bike folded up—it’s small enough to be considered a
piece of baggage. And he can ﬁt it under his desk. Peters has no complaints about the bike route system in Burnaby and New Westminster, but can see room for improvement, especially additional dedicated bike lanes next to the curb, northsouth routes in particular. “When I speak to people who don’t [commute by bike] that’s one of the main things that stops them,” he said. “Part of it is weather and hills, the other part is safety and trafﬁc.” Encouraging the average person to consider cycling to work is something both Burnaby and New Westminster city halls are working toward, with additional bike routes in the works.
Separation is good Stuart Ramsey, Burnaby’s manager of transportation planning, is quick to sum up that city’s cycling infrastructure—145 kilometres of designated bike routes, comprised of a mix of bike lanes at the side of roads, bikeways through quieter local streets, and urban trails physically separated from roads. “What we’re learning from research and the cycling community is the best thing you can do to encourage more cycling is to provide full physical separation from trafﬁc,” Ramsey said. “Fortunately, Burnaby has been doing that longer than just about anybody [in the Lower Mainland],” he said, referring to the 60 kilometres of urban trails it started building in 1990.
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Monty Peters commutes to his job at New Westminster city hall from his home in Burnaby, often on a folding bike that allows him to carry it into his ofﬁce or onto transit at any time of day.
Since the ’90s, Burnaby has also had a policy of requiring developers of major projects to include end-of-trip facilities for cyclists, such as bike racks and showers, in its commercial and ofﬁce units. Developers are also responsible for building any part of a bike route set out in the city’s transportation plan that runs along their development site. Ramsey said Burnaby’s transportation plan is due for an update, a process that will likely start this fall and last up to two years. Meantime, city staff will continue to bring to fruition other cycling infrastructure that’s been planned for years including enhancements to the Central Valley Greenway, the urban trail connection at Gilmore, between Lougheed Highway and Sanderson Way, and bike connections at Fraser Foreshore Park.
As well, Ramsey said, better cyclist connections across the freeway will be part of the province’s Gateway project, to widen Highway 1. Willingdon, Sprott, Kensington and Cariboo overpasses are all being replaced with wider sidewalks. As for the controversial Hornby Street-style bike lanes in Vancouver, Ramsey said that sort of design reﬂects the constrained space available in Downtown Vancouver. In Burnaby, “we have more ﬂexibility to look at other ways of achieving the idea of a physical separation from cars.”
New plan in works Over in New Westminster, transportation engineer Jerry Behl said the Hornby type of bike lane would be deﬁnitely considered if a lot of people told city hall it was necessary for them to feel
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GPS IN BMW LEADS TO ARREST An escaped prisoner was arrested last Tuesday following a police chase. Andrew Shizgal was taken into custody after a Burnaby family reported their house had been burglarized and their BMW stolen. The family had called BMW corporate ofﬁces, who activated their GPS. Police located the car in North Burnaby and used the Air One helicopter to track the vehicle and apprehend Shizgal. Shizgal had walked away from the minimum security Ferndale Institution in Mission on May 23, where he was serving a 10-year sentence for several breakand-enter charges. He had 18 months left to serve before being eligible for parole. Shizgal appeared in B.C. provincial court June 8 to answer to charges of breaking and entering, theft, one charge of obstructing a peace ofﬁcer and a further charge of escaping lawful custody.
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‘You gotta laugh and you gotta like what you do’ Burnaby Mountain student aims to build, headed to BCIT carpentry in the fall By Wanda Chow NEWSLEADER
Kenneth Lai was 12 when he did what many other boys his age do—he asked his mom for some spending money. “She gave me $10,” he recalled. “As I was leaving, I thought, ‘I should be able to do this myself, it’s just $10.’” It may have only been a little bit of money, but Lai knew how hard his mom had worked for it. A single mother, she was raising two boys while working in retail. And so the Grade 12 student at Burnaby Mountain secondary started charting a path for himself that has led to a burgeoning career in trades. He plans to enter the carpentry apprenticeship program at B.C. Institute of Technology in the fall, and when he’s got that ticket, he hopes to get another, as an electrician. But it all started with his ﬁrst job after he decided to earn his own spending money, mowing the lawn of a family friend in exchange for $10 and a large Pepsi. He grimaces at the memory of the several hours it took him. He noted he still cuts the lawn, although his price is now $25 and it doesn’t take nearly as
long. “It’s always best at the end because they chill the Pepsi for me.” One gets the feeling that Lai is a guy that takes the time to enjoy the simple pleasures in life. So when another family friend, carpenter Douglas Loo, who he refers to as his “uncle,” offered him work and carpentry training, he was game. His mother, however, warned him that work is not fun. But luckily, that advice never stuck. Lai came home from his ﬁrst day helping build a fence all smiles. “It was fun.” Lai is currently in the secondary school apprenticeship program, where he earns graduation credits for working on job sites for part of his week. And he’s since learned to build furniture while also becoming proﬁcient at minor home repairs. He recently ﬁxed a broken closet door and built a shoe rack for his mom and plans to build himself a bed one day, as well as a house. “I’ve got to ﬁnd a place to build it, but there’ll be no labour. I’m the labour,” he said proudly. As for his mom, he said, “People tell me she’s proud of me.” In between, he’s also found
time to engage in his other passions, such as singing and acting. He and his buddies started an alternative rock band, Magic Focus, and he got the lead role in the school musical last year, Lucky Stiff. One of his favourite things to do is make people laugh, something he’s taken to a new level through his participation in Burnaby Mountain’s senior improv team, which won second place at the nationals recently. When the junior improv team was without a coach, he stepped in to help in a season that saw them take third place at the junior nationals. Lai concedes that carpentry wasn’t what he grew up wanting to be. “I wanted to be a paleontologist for a long time. I still have that desire in the back of my head, but it’s not very practical, so maybe I’ll pursue it as a hobby.” Noting he also has a love of music, he added with a laugh, “Maybe I’m a singing paleontologist kind of guy.” At age 18, Lai appears to have already unravelled the secrets of life: “you gotta laugh and you gotta like what you do. “Honestly, all I want in life is to be happy. That’s why I’m doing what I do.” email@example.com
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Ann Kuajot crushes containers for the recycling bin in the parkade of her Burnaby apartment complex under the watchful eye of Paul Mtatiro, the co-ordinator of a program to teach new immigrants from Africa the ins and outs of proper recycling. MARIO BARTEL NEWSLEADER
Pilot project aims to teach immigrants how to recycle Practice not part of culture in Africa: Mtatiro By Wanda Chow NEWSLEADER
A pilot project hopes to teach African immigrants how to recycle in Burnaby, as a way to not only reduce waste headed to landﬁlls but to promote integration into the community. The project is being spearheaded by Climate Corps for Africa, a local and international volunteer organization run by Paul Mtatiro, himself an immigrant, originally from Tanzania. It was while he was living in Birmingham, U.K. that he ﬁrst created the program to reach out to fellow members of the African immigrant community to train them to recycle. “Recycling is not part of the African culture,” Mtatiro said. “We don’t recycle there, we dump it into the landﬁll.” While living in England, he saw that was still the case for immigrants in their adopted home. “I don’t want to see my brethren come here, they’re given a home and cannot do what people do here. That is not right.” So he established a successful program which he is replicating in the Lower Mainland, his current home. Essentially, people in the community who can speak the immigrants’ languages are recruited and trained in how to recycle. They then spread the word among those
in their cultural communities. Metro Vancouver has assisted by producing materials so far in Arabic, a commonly spoken language in many parts of Africa. In addition to translating materials, Metro Vancouver is working on educational materials that convey the message in graphics to be more easily understood despite language barriers, said Peter Cech of Metro Vancouver. Ann Kuajok, a member of the South Sudanese Association, has been recruited to help train others, thanks to her ability to speak Arabic. Even if materials are available in their language, many in the community don’t have the literacy skills to read it, which is why it’s important to have someone that can help explain it to them, she said. Cech said the program has the potential to be rolled out in the rest of the Lower Mainland and to other immigrant communities. “It’s a way to get into communities we would otherwise have a challenge getting into,” he said. “They’re going in and saying, ‘This is the social norm.’ That’s a very powerful motivator for people to change their behaviour. It increases the likelihood of changing behaviour than just reading a brochure.” For more information visit climatecorpsafrica.com.
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The sun’s glorious rays It’s not hard to notice who’s been taking full advantage of the ﬁrst tantalizing tastes of summer weather. They’re the people with the bright red glow on their arms, their legs, their nose, the back of their neck, the top of their head. Living in a northern climate where winter rain, snow and grey can dog us for half the year, we’ve developed a ﬁne appreciation for warm sunny days. When it comes to the weather, it’s often feast or famine; after the famine of a dismal winter, we feast on the ﬁrst rays of warm sunshine. But as with all good things like ice cream, you can have too much. Gorging on soft serve might give you an upset stomach, overindulging on sunshine can kill you. In 2009, more than 75,000 Canadians were diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer, and another 5,000 were diagnosed with melanoma. Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Canadians. Our culture has come to value a healthy glow; it suggests a healthy lifestyle, especially among younger Canadians. But for those born in the 1990s, there’s a one-in-six lifetime risk they’ll get skin cancer, while those born in the 1960s have only a one in 20 lifetime risk. Awareness campaigns are having some effect. A number of local high schools are promoting tan-free proms to discourage grads from hitting the beach or tanning salon prior to their big night. When the sun comes out and the temperature rises after weeks of dreary rain and cold, it’s often easy to forget just how strong those rays can be. Working too long in the garden, taking a hike, riding the bike or spending a lazy afternoon on the patio without protection from the sun can have consequences years down the road. So when the weatherman calls for glorious sunshine, remember to wear a hat, cover those arms with sleeves or slather on some sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher. A little prevention can mean a longer life.
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Tax my car, not my income angry voters 20 years ago. In B.C., prior to July VICTORIA – I recently bought a used vehicle. Bitter experience with used cars sold privately led 2010, private sales were subject to seven-per-cent PST only. me to make the purchase at an established, repuDuring the hubbub over the implementation table dealership, and I’m pleased with the result. of the HST in its 2010 budget, the B.C. Liberal The ﬁrst car I ever bought was a private sale. government also increased tax on private vehicle A young man showed off the old car he had sales by ﬁve per cent, from seven to 12 painted himself, while his mother per cent. smiled and offered homemade lemonThe stated reason was to provide ade. Sold for $600. “comparable treatment” for private The choice of drink proved appropriand commercial sales of used vehicles. ate when the engine clattered to a ﬁnal This provoked an exchange of partihalt a week later. san accusations that typically passes It was then I discovered that the for debate in the B.C. legislature. crankcase contained mostly STP Oil It’s a payoff to car dealers, the NDP Treatment, to conceal the engine’s screamed. true state. You guys opposed all of our income At the dealership this spring, the tax cuts and now you’re pretending to harmonized sales tax was not a hot Tom Fletcher support lower taxes, the B.C. Liberals topic. yelled back. Like most goods, new and used Out in the real world, one can observe the effect vehicles were subject to 12 per cent PST and GST of a tax structure that gives an advantage to pribefore, and they are subject to 12 per cent HST vate sellers. now. Municipal governments call them “curbers.” When I mentioned this in a news report last They use their garage, driveway and street to week, an astute reader in Nanaimo reminded me repair and market an endless series of used cars. that it’s not quite that simple. Whether they are crooks or not, their efforts are Vehicles, boats and aircraft sold by private indievery bit as appealing to the neighbourhood as viduals are exempt from GST. the guy with multiple illegal suites whose tenants This was one of the populist concessions the Mulroney government made in an effort to placate plug up the parking for the whole block.
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In each case, they violate zoning rules and hog services for personal beneﬁt. And if you think they pay income or other taxes on their home businesses, I have a 1973 Pinto you might want to test-drive. The subject of used cars came up last week when NDP leader Adrian Dix belatedly launched his own anti-HST tour. Apparently he’s having second thoughts about letting Bill Vander Zalm set NDP tax policy based on a world government conspiracy theory. Dix’s ﬁrst media event was staged in a Burnaby kitchen. The homeowner dismissed the $350 HST rebate he has been offered to offset costs such as summer camp for his two kids, saying that will be gone several times over if he buys a used car. This clearly implies that HST has been extended to used cars. This is the sort of claim that drives much of the rage against it, as people simply scan their bills for those hated three letters. There are signs that people understand their taxes better, however. An Angus Reid poll last week found that 58 per cent of British Columbians now prefer to pay taxes on their consumption rather than their income. ■ Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tﬂetcher@blackpress.ca twitter.com/tomﬂetcherbc
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Last Saturday a lot of people stopped by the Burnaby North NDP table at Hats Off Day—so many that we ran out of “I Am NDP” buttons and stickers. The question on most people’s minds was, “how do we vote against the HST?” Voters are not fooled by Christy Clark’s attempt to buy our support for the HST with our own money. We can do the math. The phased-in reduction doesn’t start to kick in for another year. Even by the government’s own calculation, it will take those who get the rebate until 2020 to start seeing some meagre savings on the HST. It will take the rest of us until 2023. That’s a long time to trust that the government will remember the promises it made in 2011. Meantime, Clark’s tinkering with the HST will result in a budget shortfall of $1.8 billion. I predict that if she is allowed to stay in power this deﬁcit she herself created will come to be seen as a crisis, one that has to be managed on the backs of working families— resulting in more and higher users fees, and cuts to social services. She’ll invoke the tired and discredited old saw that corporate tax cuts create jobs. The HST is part of a long term and structural tax shift away from corporations and onto individuals. The long term loss
of revenue to the government and individuals far outweighs what we may have to give back to the federal government if the referendum succeeds. The only way to ﬁx the HST is to get rid of it. Let’s do it before Christy Clark and the Liberals dig us into a hole that’s so deep we can’t get out. Janet Routledge Burnaby North
Evergreen Line — just get it done I read this morning that construction of the Evergreen Line has been delayed again because of a disagreement over where the funding is to come from. The people in the northeast part of Metro Vancouver have been waiting for a very long time. That line is desperately needed and should have been completed by now. Ottawa and the province have each pledged about $400 million, and the balance is to be provided by Metro Vancouver cities on a formula they are to agree upon. Which is the problem. In my experience they can’t agree on anything so not surprisingly there is disagreement about how their $400 million plus share is to be raised. This farce has gone on long enough. Instead of a further lengthy delay I would like to see some real leadership from
the province. Give them a 30-day deadline to reach agreement and if they don’t, impose a funding formula. Since municipal governments receive all their power by delegation from the province, the province can impose whatever funding formula it wants. I am tired of everyone trying to blame everyone else. Get on with the job. Just get it done. Garth Evans Burnaby
Seeking information about an ancestor I am helping a person in England obtain some details about a relative, pre-1958, in Burnaby and New Westminster. Emily Jane Salter (nee Watt) passed away June 12, 1958 at Royal Columbian Hospital. She apparently lived at 477 13th Avenue, Burnaby age 80 years. Survived by two sons John and William and six grandchildren. Interment was at Fraser Cemetery in New Westminster. Emily married Walter Salter in England in 1903 and they emigrated to Canada. Walter was killed in action during the First World War. Any hints, clues or pleasant surprises would be greatly appreciated. D.J. Dobson Ontario email@example.com
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A8 NewsLeader Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Teenager slashed in robbery
Despite a rainy day, volunteers from the Lower Mainland Green Team and the Burnaby Lake Park Association came out recently and removed a variety of invasives from the regional park.
Volunteers tackle invasive plants On a recent rainy Sunday afternoon, 26 volunteers with the Lower Mainland Green Team gathered at Burnaby Lake Regional Park. There the team met with the Burnaby Lake Park Association, the host of this event who educated the group about what invasive plants were and why it was important to remove them. The park association also provided equipment, tools and nrefreshments.
The volunteers from both groups then removed scotch broom, ivy, lamium and policeman’s helmet in the park. These invasive plants have detrimental impacts on ecosystems and are a threat to biodiversity. According to Green Team organizer Lyda Salatian, they spread quickly and choke out native plants. “Burnaby Lake is the home of a large variety of wildlife and has a rich ecology, taking care of it is
important,” Salatian says. “The volunteers got muddy, sweaty, wet from the rain but it didn’t stop the huge smiles of satisfaction each time they won the battle to remove an invasive plant.” To learn more about the Lower Mainland Green Team, visit www.meetup. com/the-lower-mainlandgreen-team. Or, to volunteer for the Burnaby Lake Park Association visit burnabylakepark.ca.
A teenaged boy was slashed with a knife during an attempted robbery in North Burnaby earlier this month. The 17-year-old boy was walking alone on the Burnaby Mountain Urban Trail, near Union Street and Duthie Avenue, at about 5 p.m. on June 2 when he was approached by three dark-skinned males, say Burnaby RCMP. The suspects demanded that the victim give them “his stuff.” When he refused, one of the attackers lunged at him with a knife and slashed his right shoulder. When they realized they had wounded the teen, the trio ﬂed, running north on the path towards Union Street. They did not manage to steal anything during the incident. The teen tended to his wounds at a friend’s home nearby, eventually making his way to Royal Columbian Hospital with the help of a Good Samaritan he met on SkyTrain. He was treated for a cut on his shoulder and released. The suspects are all described as possibly South Asian, between ﬁve-foot-six and six-feet
tall but described as not very tall. One was wearing dark blue baggy jeans with a colourful design on the back pockets, black sneakers, a white hat with a ﬂipped up brim, and a black jacket with diamond tribal patterns on the front. He wore large diamond earrings in each ear. He was the only one who spoke and is described as having a “thuggish” accent. The second suspect was wearing black track pants with a white or grey stripe down the leg and an overly-baggy red sweater with a hood. He had black hair combed in a “faux-hawk.” The third suspect is only described as wearing a grey sweater. Anyone with information on the incident, or the identity of the suspects, is asked to call Burnaby RCMP at 604-294-7922.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 NewsLeader A9
The politics of the HST By Adrian MacNair BLACK PRESS
If you ask most tax economists about the harmonized sales tax, they’ll say the controversy has little to do with economics – the broad-based HST is clearly more efﬁcient for businesses, government and consumers – and a lot to do with political optics. “Most economists feel the HST is an improvement, and I don’t think I’ve heard any reputable economist say otherwise,” said Hamish Telford, professor of political science at the University of the Fraser Valley. Telford said there are additional costs to consumers with the HST, but they’ve been offset somewhat with government rebates to low-income earners. He said the BC Liberals had a poor communications strategy from the outset and that continues to plague them. When the HST was introduced in July 2009, two months after the BC Liberals were re-elected, it contradicted their own electoral campaign. Peter Simpson, CEO of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association, said they, along with the restaurant industry, received a letter of assurance from the government that it wouldn’t be implemented. “The biggest mis-
Referendum on the HST Referendum ballots are being sent to residents this month, asking them to cast their vote for whether they want to return to the previous GST/ PST regime, or to stick with the HST status quo. They must be returned by July 22. take the government made when they rolled this out was a lack of consultation,” he said. But Simpson acknowledged the HST beneﬁts the kind of economic growth and job creation that allows people to buy new homes, and said the government has made changes. Initially, only homes valued below $400,000 were HST exempt, but that threshold was far too low for the Lower Mainland’s hot housing market. Raising it to $525,000 has helped buyers and builders, though it’s still below the regional average. Simpson said the government could also help by revamping the property transfer tax on new homes. Introduced in 1987 when an average Lower Mainland home cost $112,000, it is still assessed at one per cent on the ﬁrst $200,000 of value and two per cent on the balance. Glen Thompson, an organizer for Fight HST, said the fact the HST brought in $1.3 billion in additional revenue either proved the government doesn’t know what it’s doing, or else is deceiving people. He isn’t convinced by the proposed two per cent cut to the HST by 2014 either. “Of course, the businesses are happy about this. Without producing anything new they’re getting somebody else to pay
their tax bill,” he said. But Telford said that kind of attitude is a case of “cutting off your nose to spite your face.” He said it doesn’t make sense to vote against good policy because of the way it was introduced. Nearly 50 per cent of B.C.’s $5 billion PST revenue was collected from businesses in the production of goods and services, but economists say those business costs were passed on to consumers in the form of hidden “embedded” taxes. British Columbians paid taxes on goods, but they weren’t visible. “In some ways it’s the old adage, what people don’t know didn’t hurt them. Now that they see the whole price of the tax they feel hurt,” Telford said. If left intact, by 2020 the HST is expected to create 24,400 new jobs in the province. Thompson isn’t impressed. He said anybody can invent jobs statistics, but it’s more important to measure the kind of jobs they are and how much they pay. Thompson doesn’t believe the HST is worth it, even at 10 per cent. There is no precedent anywhere in the world for shifting from a value-added tax like the HST back to a sales tax like the PST. Although there
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A10 NewsLeader Wednesday, June 15, 2011
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Empathy program to provide programs actively promotes to students that teach respectful and them core valkind behaviour ues like respect, and addresses kindness and aggressive empathy,â€? said behaviours Clark in a press such as bulrelease. â€œThe lying, harassRoots of Empament, violence thy program and intimidadelivers on that CLARK tion. It brings promise and a family with helps teach a young infant young children and volunteers into an how to act towards elementary classroom each other. Bullying 27 times over the has no place in our school year. Students schools and parents are coached to observe deserve to know their the babyâ€™s developchildren are safe in ment, celebrate school.â€? milestones, interact The Roots of
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A12 NewsLeader Wednesday, June 15, 2011
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NDP leader Adrian Dix brought his low-key “stop the HST” tour to a Victoria coffee shop last week, calling for people to vote yes in the upcoming referendum on the harmonized sales tax. Flanked by Vancouver Island MLAs, a local naturopath and a theatre manager, Dix said he and other NDP members will ask the public to vote for a return to the seven-per-cent provincial sales tax. He’s counting on voters to be reminded of the HST’s extra consumer costs whenever they buy a coffee and mufﬁn. “My job is just to go around and talk to people, to knock on doors and to put forward the very compelling case that we should return to the PST, and we should get rid of the HST,” Dix told reporters in his second stop of the tour. Dix contrasted the NDP’s effort, which has no speciﬁc budget, to the B.C. Liberal government’s $5 million advertising campaign and the unknown spending of the businesses promoting the HST under the Smart Tax Alliance label. The B.C. government’s “stick man” ad campaign began as neutral information, but now promotes the promise to lower the HST rate to 10 per cent over three years.
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NDP leader Adrian Dix is ﬂanked by MLA Carole James, naturopath Pamela Hutchison and MLA Lana Popham at a Victoria coffee shop that has included HST in its posted prices.
Naturopath Pamela Hutchison said the provincial portion of HST extended to vitamins and alternative therapies has reduced demand for them. Ian Case, manager of Intrepid Theatre, said the extra sevenper-cent tax on tickets is depressing sales for performing arts events. Last Tuesday’s kickoff event in Burnaby was held in a family kitchen, to highlight the independent estimate that a family with $100,000 income pays an average of $1,000 a year more, as long as the HST remains at 12 per cent. Homeowner Richard Stanley
incorrectly claimed the promised $175 rebate cheque he will get for each of his two children would be “gone several times over” if he buys a used car under the HST. Like most goods, new and used vehicles are not affected, since they were subject to the ﬁve-percent federal GST and the PST before the HST came into effect last year. Elections BC is sending out more than three million ballots starting this week for the mailin referendum, with a target of having them all delivered by June 24. They must be returned by July 22 to be counted.
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Running for 24 hours makes for a lot of weary muscles. Heck, doing anything for 24 hours takes a toll. To ease the aches and pains of the dozens of teams of relay runners participating in this weekend’s Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay at Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium, a group of 12 students from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in New Westminster will be offering their unique hands-on expertise. It’s a chance for the students to practise the massage techniques they’ve learned in the classroom on real world athletes, earn school credits and, perhaps most importantly, develop an appreciation for the importance of giving back to the community, says Rich Ingram, clinic manager. “It gives the students a sense of community involvement as well as marketing,” says Ingram, whose students also set up their massage tables at events like the Vancouver Marathon, the MS Bike Tour and the Run For Life. “It’s a win-win situation.” But the carnival atmosphere of the 24 Hour Relay makes it a particular draw for aspiring masseurs and masseuses. “It’s a lot of fun,” says Ingram, whose team will be on hand for six hours on Saturday afternoon to knead and pound away the runners’ aches and pains. The Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay in Burnaby is one of 11 such events held across the country to raise money to send kids with disabilities to summer camps. Over the years the relays have raised more than $51 million nationally. To donate to a team or runner, go to www.24hourrelay.com. water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Place the asparagus in the basket, cover, and steam about 5 minutes, or until tender. Drain and transfer to a plate. Let stand until cooled.
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Community Bike Fair: Catch a bike show, try obstacle and challenge courses, decorate your bike, fix minor repairs. Live music by Guilt Free Party. Come with or without your bike to participate. Bike donations welcome. Teh Burnaby Lougheed Lions Club will refurbish them and pass them on as gifts through the Burnaby Christmas Bureau. When: Friday, June 17, 5 to 8 p.m. Where: Second
Art of the Garden: The Van Dop Gallery presents its annual garden show where the gallery’s garden will include birdbaths and sculptures by Jack Willoughby, while inside will feature rose-inspired paintings by Carole Arnston, wearable art by Joanna Lovett and pottery and ceramic sculptures by Keith and Celia Rice-Jones. When:
Launch Saturday, June 18, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., exhibition runs until Sept. 17. Where: Van Dop Gallery, 421 Richmond St., New Westminster. Info: VanDopGallery.com.
SFU Philosphers’ Cafe: Moderator Charles Crawford, a Darwinian psychologist, leads a discussion of “Why it is so hard to act for the good of others: A Darwin perspective.” Admission by donation. Everyone welcome. When: Saturday, June 18, 7 p.m. Where: St. Aidan’s Church, 1320 Seventh Ave (and 14th Street), enter by side door, New Westminster. Info: www.philosopherscafe. net.
Property taxes are due Tuesday July 5, 2011 Go Green and Win Paying and receiving your Tax Notice online and claiming your Home Owner Grant online saves time and resources. This year, taxpayers who use any of these electronic methods will automatically be entered to win prizes, including the grand prize of dinner for four at the new Riverway Clubhouse with a round of golf and 3 secondary prizes. Here are the eligible electronic methods for entering the draw: • Claim Your Home Owner Grant Online • Pay Your Property Taxes Online • Receive Your Tax Notice and Utility Statements Electronically To learn how to pay and receive your Tax Notice online and how to claim your Home Owner Grant online, visit us at www.burnaby.ca/whog or call Tax Ofﬁce at 604-294-7350. Important Tax Information • City of Burnaby paper and electronic property tax notices were mailed May 18, 2011. • If you have not received your 2011 Tax Notice please contact the Tax Ofﬁce at 604-294-7350 or email email@example.com. • It is the responsibility of the homeowner (including new owners) to pay your property taxes and claim the Home Owner Grant, if eligible, by the due date of July 5 even if you have not received a Tax Notice. • Home Owner Grants must be submitted every year. You do not have to make a payment to claim a Home Owner Grant • A 5% penalty will be applied to payments received after July 5 and a further 5% penalty after September 2.
Seniors Sing-A-Long: The Cameron Seniors Recreation Centre’s Sunshine Singa-long is looking for a volunteer drummer familiar with music from the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s to accompany its sing-a-long sessions (please note that we are able to provide the drum set). When: Meets every other Monday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Where: Cameron Seniors’ Recreation Centre, 9523 Cameron St., Burnaby (behind Lougheed Town Centre). Please phone if interested: 604-420-6478.
G a ra g e S a l e : Th e Glenbrooke North Residents Association presents its 12th annual garage sale. De-clutter your cupboards and make money selling and buying second hand. Come and find a great deal on household and collector items. Buy Dad a Father’s Day gift. Get to know your neighbours and this great neighbourhood. Event supports Monarch Place, transition house for women and children fleeing violence. When: Saturday, June 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rain or shine. Where: Glenbrooke North, from 10th Avenue to the north side of 6th Avenue, from McBride Blvd to the east side of 6th Street.
Gospel concert: Free concert by the Westminster Church Choir in a fundraiser for ADRA Canada, a humanitarian agency that seeks to empower the poor around the world and in Canada. When: Saturday, June 18, 7:15 p.m. Where: Westminster SDA Church, 7925 10th Ave., Burnaby (entrance on 11th Avenue off 6th Street). Info: 604524-6969.
Spoken INK readings: Susan McCaslin reads from her poetry cycle, Demeter Goes Skydiving. When: Tuesday, June 21, 7:30 p.m. Where: La Fontana Caffe, 101-3701 East Hastings, Burnaby. Info: www.
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Shadow of Murder: Vagabond Players present a new mystery by Elizabeth Elwood. A gathering at a hunting lodge becomes a deadly game of cat and mouse as the guests realize that somebody present is connected with a murder that happened more than two decades ago. Tensions rise when a storm causes landslides that render the access road impassable, and before long, another murder takes place. When: ends June 25, Thursdays through Saturdays 8 p.m., Sunday matinees 2 p.m. Where: Bernie Legge Theatre, Queens Park, New Westminster. Tickets: $15/$13. Reservations: 604-5210412 or reservations@ vagabondplayers.ca.
ARTS & CULTURE Heritage Life Drawing Society offers artists of all levels and backgrounds an opportunity to practice life drawing with a professional model. Bring your own drawing supplies. Tables will be supplied. Great practice for the serious artist and the weekend artist. When: Every Sunday, 6 to 9 p.m. Where: Dance With Me Studio, 535 Front St., New Westminster. Cost: $11 members and $14 non-members. Info: heritagelifedrawing.com or Gillian, 604 524-0638.
Richard Major Art Group: This non-instructional group has openings for new members, from beginners to advanced. For artists interested in oils, acrylics, watercolours, ink pens, pencils and pencil crayons. When: Meets Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby. Info: Eileen, 604-
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Alistair Bell’s Animals— Portraits of the Wild: Featuring works by B.C. printmaker Alistair Bell’s in the City of Burnaby’s Permanent Art Collection that explore his artistic career from its early beginnings until his death in 1997. Bell travelled to the world’s famous zoos sketching the exotic birds and animals that became the subjects for many of the more than 250 prints he created over a 60-year period. When: Until June 19. Where: Where: Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave. Info: 604-297-4422 or www.burnabyartgallery.ca.
Jean Duguay’s “OUCH”: Abstract artist’s latest exhibition of acrylic on canvas works. When: Until June 24. Where: Plaskett Gallery, Massey Theatre, 735 8th Ave., New Westminster. Info: 604-517-5900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Burnaby Artist Guild: Welcomes new members interested in painting, beginners or established painters. When: Meetings held each Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Info: Judy Smith, 604-682-6720.
ONGOING Royal City Farmers Market: Locally grown and produced foods and works by local crafters. When: Thursdays, 3 to 7 p.m., until Oct. 6, Where: Tipperary Park, 4th Street and Royal Avenue, New Westminster. Info: rcfm.ca.
Outdoor Ball Hockey Club: Like Ball hockey? Join our free group for game times. Find our club page listed under “clubs
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The Metro Vancouver Firefighters’ Band is now recruiting new members. We have provided musical support for countless parades, royal visits, and civic events since our inception in 1927 as the Vancouver Firemans Band. We encourage local musicians to join us for a great experience. When: Rehearsals Tuesdays 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Where: Burnaby North Secondary School Band Room. Info: 604-444FIRE (3473).
Burnaby Farmers Markets: Burnaby is home to two weekly farmer’s markets that run through the summer. The Burnaby Farmers Market runs every Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., running until Oct. 29, at its new home of Burnaby Village Museum. There’s also a smaller pocket market every Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at SFU’s Cornerstone Town Square. Info: www. artisanmarkets.ca/ (Burnaby) and sfulocalfood.ca (SFU).
Central Park Horseshoe Club: Come and play. Newcomers to the sport can learn from the club’s BC Championship title holders. Wednesday nights are fun nights beginning at 6 p.m. Players on site at 1 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Horseshoes are available. Info: Jim, 604-435-9790.
New Westminster Family Place: Gym time, crafts, and games for the kids and a chance for parents to meet new friends and neighbours. Every Thursday that school is in session, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Where: Daycare room, F.W. Howay School, 91 Courtney Crescent (off Tenth Avenue and Cumberland).
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ONGOING Burnaby Writers’ Circle: Meets the first Wednesday of each month. When: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Where: Program Room 2, Confederation Seniors Centre, 4548 Albert St., Burnaby. Info: 604-9055024.
Tuesday and Thursday Dance: Dance the winter blues away at Bonsor 55+ dance programs. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. Each dance has a live band and light refreshments served. When: Tuesday dances run 12-3 p.m. and Thursday night dance goes 7:30-10:30 p.m. Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-4395510.
Bonsor Complex Carpet Bowling: Looking for a fun and entertaining way to beat the winter weather? Come join the Bonsor 55+ carpet bowlers (55+ membership required). When: Meets every Monday and Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-439-5510.
Find a Great Hand at Bonsor: Looking to meet new friends and keep your mind sharp. Drop into Bonsor Complex for a game of cards. Enjoy Bridge, Cribbage, Euchre, Five Hundred and Whist. These card games are offered throughout the week. Info: 604-439-5510.
International folk dancing: Learn about the folk music of many cultures along with new dance steps while providing gentle exercise. No partner required. When: Fridays, Oct. 15 to Nov. 26, 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Confederation Centre 55+, 4585 Albert St., Burnaby. Cost: $16.05. Info or to register: 604-2941936.
The Burnaby-New Westminster Newcomers and Friends Club welcomes women who are new to the area as well as longtime residents. It is a wonderful way for women of all ages and cultures to make new friends. When: Meets the second Wednesday of each month. Info: Lenore, 604-294-6913.
Line Dance: Beginners welcome. Moderate exercise for body and brain and lots of fun. When: Mondays, 10 a.m. Where: Deer Lake United Church, 5135 Sperling Ave., Burnaby (enter by ramp at rear of church). Info: Georgie, 604-522-5647
Seniors To g e t h e r Program: A senior led group focuses on welcoming and involving seniors in a variety of different activities. When: English conversation (Fridays, 10 to 11 a.m.), seniors social group (Fridays, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., light lunch served) and Wii games and exercise (Wednesdays, 12 to 3 p.m.). Where: South Burnaby Neighbourhood House, 4845 Imperial St., Burnaby. Info: 604-4310400.
Cameron Senior Choir: Seeking enthusiastic singers to join in. When: Every Monday, 4 to 6 p.m. Where: Cameron Senior Recreation Complex, 9534 Cameron St., Burnaby. Info: 604-4215225 or 604-420-6478.
C a m e ro n S u n s h i n e Singalong: Seeking enthusiastic volunteer musicians to play oldies music mostly from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. When: Every other Monday, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Where: Cameron Senior Recreation Complex, 9534 Cameron St., Burnaby. Info: 604-420-6478.
Bonsor 55+ Health Alert Program: This weekly drop-in program offers blood pressure monitoring, massage, chair exercises, height and weight monitoring and health related literature. Practice and learn about a healthy lifestyle with support from retired nurses and knowledge trained volunteers. When: Mondays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (guest speaker noon). Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Admission: $2 donation per session. Info: 604-4395510.
Social Dances: Come with a friend or on your own. Light refreshments and live music included. When: Tuesdays, 12-3 p.m. and Thursdays, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Tickets: $5 members, $6 non members. Info: 604439-5510.
Play Bingo every Saturday at the Edmonds Community Centre, 7282 Kingsway, Burnaby. Games start at 12:30 p.m. Info: Tom at 604-430-2763.
Edmonds Community Centre for 55+ offers fitness summer fitness programs, bus trips and picnics. Info: 604-525-1671.
A variety of children’s camp programs will be offered at Edmonds Community Centre for 55+, 7282 Kingsway. Info: 604525-1671.
Bring a partner and play bridge every Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Edmonds Community Centre, 7282 Kingsway, Burnaby. Info: 604-525-1671.
Drop in for bridge every Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bonsor Community Centre, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-435-8774.
Join a weekly afternoon dance every Friday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Edmonds Community Centre for 55+, 7282 Kingsway, Burnaby. Info: 604-525-1971.
CLUBS & GROUPS Burnaby Historical Society meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Burnaby Village Museum. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Where: 6501 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby.
Rotary Club of Burnaby Deer Lake: Come to the Thursday breakfast meetings. When: 7:15 a.m. Where: Eagle Creek Restaurant, at Burnaby Mountain Golf Course, 7600 Halifax St. Info: www. rotaryburnabydeerlake.org, Janice, 604-420-0038.
and Gardens Society meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Discovery Room of Burnaby Village Museum. Info: Lindsey McCann at 604-439-1129 or e-mail email@example.com.
dedicated to making a difference in local and global communities through service and fellowship. When: Meets every Wednesday, noon to 1:30 p.m. Where: Holiday Inn Express Metrotown. To be a guest, call Gloria 604523-6268.
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Burnaby Writers Society workshops: Our fall season of workshop meetings are the second Thursday of each month. New members and drop-in visitors are always welcome. When: 7:30 p.m. Where: Studio 209, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Burnaby Green Drinks: Green Drinks is a nonpartisan social gathering for environmentally-minded folks that occurs in over 450 cities around the world. When: the second Tuesday of every month, at 6 p.m. Where: Great Bear Pub, 5665 Kingsway. Info: 604-433-8942 or info@ greatbearpub.com.
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Burnaby Village marks its 40th with museums of their own. Copan remembers a call for centennial project ideas generated about 20 proposals which included a By Wanda Chow coordinated planting NEWSLEADER of trees, playgrounds at Central Park, a here were permanent structure many reasons to house Interurban why the beginTram 1223, and an nings of Burnaby antique car museum. Village Museum were Ultimately, the built in 1971, but Don committee decided on another suggestion, to Copan recalls one recognize the Interurwith a laugh: envy. ban trams that used “New Westminster to connect has Irving Burnaby Burnaby House and NEWSLEADER with New they’re preWestminserving their ster and past,” said Vancouver. Copan, 83, That idea the founding morphed president of The village into a plan the Century turns 40 to build Park Museum a replica Association, 4 6 5 of what which operDue to a printing error, Burnaby ated the this story did not run might have museum in full in the June 10 looked like for most of edition. Here is the around the its ﬁrst two complete version. tram’s Jubidecades. lee station, “There was a central commercial a bit of a rivalry there area of Burnaby not only in terms of around the 1920s. history but in terms of That was the beginschools and politics, as ning of 40 years of well as sports.” history in itself. So the museum, originally known as ••••• Heritage Village, was born partly out of Burnaby Village envy. But its origins Museum curator Lisa also come from a Codd said British recognition by city Columbians started volunteers in 1958, looking to the past during centennial in the 1950s, ’60s and celebrations markearly ’70s out of pride ing mainland British in how far the province Columbia becoming had come, and the fact a British colony, that that economic prosthere was local history perity meant there worth preserving. was opportunity and “We thought, what resources to preserve about 100 years from a piece of the past for now? We won’t be here future generations. but maybe something “In the 1970s, there we do or leave as a was also kind of a legacy will be here,” ‘retro chic’ thing going said Copan. on—Little House on What was created the Prairie, fauxwas the subject of heritage décor for 40th anniversary celhomes, Holly Hobbie. ebrations at Burnaby So, creating a heritage Village Museum last village in Burnaby Saturday. in 1971 would have Museums featuring accomplished many local history were few things: it was a fun and far between back and popular idea, and in the early 1970s. people felt proud to The Royal British be able to preserve Columbia Museum history.” didn’t open its current Local historian and exhibit buildings until Burnaby heritage 1968. commission member Then in 1971, came Harry Pride, 86, who opportunity in the was also involved form of the centennial back then, noted that of B.C. joining Condecades ago, Burnaby federation. Provincial was known for farmmoney was made ing, particularly strawavailable for legacy berries, and logging projects. Centennial camps. committees popped up Burnaby was considacross the province, ered out in the middle with many municipaliof nowhere. ties choosing to mark “Nobody would the historic occasion come out to visit you,”
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Harry Pride and Don Copan helped found Burnaby Village Museum 40 years ago as a B.C. centennial legacy project. They’re in front of the ﬁrst building on the site, Elworth House.
Harry Pride and Don Copan helped found Burnaby Village Museum 40 years ago as a BC Centennial legacy project. They’re standing in front of the ﬁrst building on the site, Ellworth House.
Burnaby Village Museum had its origins as a project to mark the centennial of B.C. entering Confederation. But it also came out of a sense of pride over how far Burnaby had come.
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joked Copan. “Burnaby didn’t have a good self image,” added Pride, noting a project like Heritage Village aimed to bring a sense of pride to the municipality. So, after Burnaby council set a budget of $269,000 and provided the land, construction began on the village main street, near an existing 1920s era house, now known as Elworth House, in April 1971. In October of that year, the Century Park Museum Association was formed to run it, and on Nov. 19, Governor-General Roland Michener ofﬁcially opened it. It was an instant success, with about 15,000 people coming through during its ﬁrst three days. “Then we closed it,” said Copan with a laugh. It had rushed to open to coincide with Michener’s visit and the centennial year, but was then shut down until the following summer. Over the years, the site has seen numerous changes. The B.C. Society of Model Engineers ran its miniature railway on what is now the meadow until leaving in 1991 to facilitate its eventual move to Confederation Park. The Interurban tram car was moved from its original location at Kingsway and Edmonds to the village site, before being restored by volunteers and placed inside a specially-built tram barn a few years ago. Other buildings were moved to the site in bids to preserve them, from the Tom Irvine House and Bell’s Drygoods Store in 1974 and the Royal
Bank building (moved from Britannia Beach) to the Love farmhouse in 1988. It’s helped mark other centennials. The 100th anniversary of when the ﬁrst Japanese settler came to B.C. was commemorated with a replica of a Japanese ofuro, or bathhouse, built by the Japanese Canadian Citizens Association in 1977. And what is now the log cabin started out
life as a replica outpost for the Northwest Mounted Police, which celebrated its centennial in 1974. And there was the restoration of the PNE carousel, which has become a favourite attraction for kids of all ages since opening in 1993. In 1984, it changed its name to Burnaby Village Museum and three years later, it expanded from its original four acres to
about 10 acres, spanning both sides of the creek. The latter move included construction of the current administration building and a climate-controlled storage facility in the basement where much of the museum collection is catalogued and kept. Remarkably, until 1989, it was all run by volunteers through the non-proﬁt Century Park Museum Association, whose main source of revenue was ticket sales and its gift shop. As it grew, it became less manageable until the group asked Burnaby city hall to take over its operations.
••••• In the beginning, the volunteer-run group solicited donations of artifacts to decorate the village buildings. That formed the beginnings of the museum collection, which has since become somewhat stricter in what it accepts, strengthening a focus on Burnaby connections, said Codd. But it’s all part
of how the community perceives the museum. “People didn’t necessarily come [to Burnaby] to work and make their fortune, they came here to make their homes.” In the same vein, people have made themselves at home in the village. “It’s a place they know their stories and history will be kept.” Visitors to the village, from grandparents and parents to children, come to create their own memories, she said. “It’s a place where people can be at home with history. Not a fancy place where the past is sealed off behind glass, and security guards remind you to keep it down. A place where you experience the past by talking to interpreters, touching stuff, eating ice cream, riding on a carousel, and hearing from your parents or grandparents what their lives used to be like. Hopefully, the village is a place that people have made their own.” email@example.com
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The last in a series of public dialogues on Metro’s Zero Waste Challenge strategy heard experts call for a coordinated approach to ensure it’s easier to drop off wood – particularly for residential demolitions. “If they ban wood waste completely but they don’t put in place where it can go, they run the risk then of people circumventing the regulation and
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dumping the stuff illegally,” warned Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association CEO Peter Simpson, one of the speakers May 31 in Surrey. Construction, renovation and demolition work generates 1.3 million tonnes of waste in the region each year. While 76 per cent of that is already recycled – thanks to effective handling of marketable materials like drywall and metals – Metro intends to ban wood from garbage disposal by 2015 in an effort to pull yet more material from the waste stream. It’s part of the region’s strategy to boost the overall recycling rate from 55 to 70 per cent. Legitimate contractors will comply with a wood waste ban while passing higher costs on to home owners, Simpson said. But he said those rules will be ignored by scofﬂaws and worsen Metro’s already burgeoning billion-dollar underground cash economy for renovations and demolitions. “It will penalize those who choose to operate above-board and play by the rules,” he predicted. Simpson said it may make the most sense to require permitted contractors to send all waste to an authorized licensed facility, which would sort waste off site. Corinne Fulton, general manager of 3R Demolition, said complete deconstruction – rather than demolition – of some buildings is possible, achieving very high recycling rates. The challenge is where to put salvaged items like windows and door frames and how to market them. Some items – like toilets – may not be reusable because of changing building standards. “Deconstruction is good,” Fulton said. “We do a lot of that on our commercial projects. But in the residential sector there just isn’t the market to move all those things.” She said 65 to 75 per cent of materials can be recovered from a conventional demolition, including wood,
concrete, metals and even trees and shrubs. Metro senior planning manager Ken Carrusca said the regional district intends to provide a draft bylaw to municipalities that would regulate wood waste recycling. Someone who gets a building or demolition permit may also be required to take material to an approved recycling facility and then bring back veriﬁcation showing how much was recycled. It’s hoped that will foster development of other uses for wood and similar salvage materials, leading to more intensive recycling. “You do need the regulations and at the same time places to take the material,” Carrusca said. Much wood now collected in the region ends up at Urban Woodwaste Recyclers, which was bought last year by U.S-based Harvest Power. The ﬁrm now handles 170,000 tonnes per year and is pursuing a major expansion of its New Westminster operation, which could eventually add its own wood-ﬁred heat and power plant, heating Royal Columbian Hospital and other nearby users through a district energy system. Similar wood wasteﬁred energy utilities are now being built at UBC and SFU. “I hope we’re doing 400,000 tonnes by the end of 2013,” Richard Babcock of Harvest Power said. The company also bought Richmond Soil and Fibre, which has a regional contract with Metro to compost organic waste being collected in local cities. Clean uncontaminated wood goes there for composting, Babcock said. For the most part, wood recycling doesn’t mean manufacturing new wood-based products. At least 60 per cent of the waste wood Urban handles is shredded and combined with bits of plastic and other combustible material to become a fuel burned by industries like Howe Sound Pulp and Paper and Lafarge Cement.
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It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of a gentle soul, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Del is survived by his loving wife Bette, son Richard, daughter-in-law Judy, granddaughter Debbie-Lynn (Michael), grandson Dean (Amber) and four great grandchildren Tristan, Alexandra, Dylan and Carter. He is also survived by three sisters Denise, Pauline (Jack) and Yvette (Eric) and brother Andy. Del served in the RCAF in WW2 and became a Chef, later working in Calgary and Edmonton Hospitals and then the Vancouver Hotel. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to the building of the famous Dels Drive-In in Campbell River and his love for real estate inspired commercial projects and businesses. He loved his family, and enjoyed many wonderful trips with Bette travelling the world. The family would like to thank the staff at George Derby Center for the special care that Del received. A Celebration of Life for Del will be held on June 20th at Columbia Bowell Funeral Chapel 219 – 6th Street, New Westminster between 1-3p.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to George Derby Center.
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For Quality Renovation
604 - 961 - 8595
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Deliver newspapers on Wednesdays and Fridays in your neighbourhood. Call 604.436.2472 or email email@example.com today for more info!
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 NewLeader A23 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
#1 Rooﬁng Company in BC
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 578
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Perfect condition, hardly used. Patented 3-D articulating chest press, arm & leg press.
All types of Rooﬁng Over 35 Years in Business
Paid $3500, sacriﬁce $1000. Downsizing must sell.
“ Call Now for Free Estimate”
RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL EARTH FRIENDLY On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!
REAL ESTATE DOGO ARGENTINO MASTIFFS PB, Rare Breed. Born April 20. Ready to go. 3F, 1M. $1500. 778-242-0862 ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPS Champion bloodlines, CKC, $2,800. Call or email; 604-465-3254, firstname.lastname@example.org English Springer Spaniels, ready June not reg., $850. (604)7984998. email@example.com
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. 2 Male & 2 Fem. $650. 1st shots & dewormed. Call 778-863-6332.
BEN’S RUBBISH REMOVAL $50-$150 per load. Yard cleanup. Burnaby & NW. 778-859-8760
GERMAN Shepherd pups, ckc reg. parents German bloodlines with no slope, exc temperament. $750. (604)796-3026. No sun calls
Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!!
Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988
★ ★CALL NOW★ ★ LOW COST RUBBISH REMOVAL
★ Disposal ★ Renovations Debris ★ Construction ★ Drywall Pickup ★ Demolition ★ 7 days/week ★ Free Estimates ★
Isaac 604-727-5232 IKE`S LOW COST JOBS Rubbish Removal, Drainage,Demolision Call: IKE 778 881 1379
KITTENS. GORGEOUS, Calico F, $150; black/white, F/M, $75: litter box trained. dewormed. 7 wks old. 1-604-823-2191 (Yarrow).
TREE SERVICES A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports
Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $
ABC TREE MEN ✶ Pruning & Shaping ✶ Tree Removal ✶ Stump Grinding
☎ 604-521-7594 ☞ 604-817-8899 TIM THE TREE MAN TREES * HEDGES * SHRUBS Pruning * Planting * Removal Certified Arborist. Sr’s Discount Tim 604-307-7025 604-244-3547
BICHON Pups CKC Reg. $750. Adorable. Hypo-allerg, vet chk, 1st shots, guart’d. 604-617-3470 Boston Terriers pups, ckc reg, vet checked, reputable breeder, excellent pedigree. (604)794-3786 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CHIHUAHUA tiny tea cup puppies, ready to go now. $650. Call (604)794-7347 CKC Reg.soft coated Wheaten Terrier pups, hypo-allergenic. Guarntd. Vet ✓ $1200. Call 604-617-3470
615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY BUILDING SALE ... “”FINAL CLEARANCE!””. 25x40 $7995. 30x40 $9840. 35x50 $12,995.40x80 $18,700. 47x100 $29,890. Ends included. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers since 1980. Call 1800-668-5422.
FOR SALE BY OWNER
HOUSES FOR SALE
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
All animals deserve to have hope for a better tomorrow. www.1000saints.ca MERCHANDISE FOR SALE AUCTIONS
SAWMILLS - Band/Chainsaw SPRING SALE - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. MAKE MONEY and SAVE MONEY In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext.400OT
DEER PROBLEMS? Problem solved! Bobbex Deer repellent available in Canada. Easy, economical, safe. Available at local garden centres. Dealer inquiries welcome. Ask for BOBBEX. www.bobbex.ca
CAN’T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-981-6591.
MISC. FOR SALE
A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1866-884-7464 Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991
566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS COLLECTORS SAXOPHONES Soprano Buecher Silver 80 yrs old, excellent condition $2500. Baraton Conn $1900. Call 604-534-2997
SHOP from HOME! Check out bcclassified.com
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
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Completely remodeled building and 1 & 2 bedroom suites. Located at Highgate Mall. From $780/mo includes heat, hot water and parking. Call Kelly 778-994-2334
201 St/Michaud Cres
3 BR House w/ kitchen, dinning rm, living rm, carport, f/s, hookup w/d, backyard, patio, plenty of storage. Avail. July 1 $933 + utils. N/S & N/P.
Call 604-592-5663 NEW Westminster 429, Great location,1 bdrm, 1bath, spacious and clean, lndry rm, near from Skytrain and Royal City Mall. $750/mo. N/S N/P 604 725 3817 NEW WEST 621 Colburne St. 1 bdrm grnd flr. Quiet bldg. $675/mo. No pets. Close to amenities. Avail now or July 1. Call: 604-454-4540 New West. Crown Manor 430 – 9th Street. 1 bdrm apart, on site ldry, 1 prking spot. Close to shop ping, all amens. Heat & hot water incl. $745/m. 604-451-6676
Quiet, spacious 2 & 1 Bdrms & Bachelor suites. Incld: Balcony, prkg, heat & h/wtr
4 Story bldg in great location. 1 bdrm stes from $780. Pkg, lndry rm. Close to transit, park and shops. Heat & hot water included. For more info & viewing call
LAND LIQUIDATION 20 Acres $0 Down, $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas (2nd safest U.S. City) Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money Back Guarantee FREE Color Brochure 800-755-8953 www.sunsetranches.com
633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq ft home including delivery and installation only US $109,950. Many other plans available. The Home Boys 877-976-3737, 509-481-9830 or www.hbmodular.com We will beat ANYONE’S price!!
Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca
639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES Walk-on Waterfront with 2 houses - only $774,900 on beautiful Vancouver Island in the Nanaimo area. Nanaimo: Great Views, Fantastic Lifestyle. Average single family home price $360,000. visit www.danmorris.ca or call Dan Morris Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty at 800-377-4374
Crescentview Renovated townhomes in magnificent area. Basement, patio, new appliances, garage. Call 604-834-4097 www.aptrentals.com COQUITLAM
1993 PHOENIX 26’ Class A Motorhome, GM chassis, rear queen bed, awning, 62K, nice shape, $14,900. 604-536-8379.
Crescentview Renovated townhomes in magnificent area. Basement, patio, new appliances, garage.
2007 TOPAZ FS305RL
Call 604-834-4097 www.aptrentals.com PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1005/mo - $1089/mo. Shares req’d. No subsidy available. Orientation 2nd & 4th Sun. 2 pm & 3rd Tues. 7 pm each mo. 19225 119th Ave., Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2B2. Leave msg 604-465-1938
Dinette Slide, 3 burner stove, thermal pane windows, fantastic fan. $29,995 (Stk. 30133A) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management
2008 NASH 22 GQ, Q. size bed, fully loaded, like new, must sell, $16,000. (604)850-1684/ 866-2179
2009 TRAIL-LITE 248BH NEW WESTMINSTER
Panorama Court Spacious & clean 1 bdrm avail. From $750 - $780/mo. No pets.
Call 604-540-6732 3 burner stove, A/C, awning, microwave, outside shower & more. $15,995 (stk.30399A)
www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
NEW WESTMINSTER BURNABY
RIVIERA MANOR Great 1 Bedroom, quiet building nr. amenities, Royal City Mall & Skytrain.
ROYAL COLONIAL 7111 Linden Avenue 1 Bdrm avail from $750/mo. Close to restaurants, schools, transit, stores. Short walk to Highgate Mall. Parking & laundry rm. Incl’s heat, hot water and storage.
Includes Heat, Hot Water and Cable.
Please call 604-526-0147
Albert 778-788-1853 PORT COQUITLAM, 2 bdrm + den, grnd floor, 5 appls, 2 prk, strg, $1550/mth. Jul. 1st. 778-928-5557. Burnaby
Vista Terrace 7465 13th Avenue, 3-storey building conveniently located minutes from SkyTrain. Renovated 1 bedroom suite from $785. Close to public transit, parks and schools. U/G prkg. balconies, lndry rm. Heat & hot water incl’d.
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
For more info & viewing call
Albert 778-788-1853 Professionally Managed by Gateway Property Management
Well maintained ONE bedrooms. Includes cable, heat & hot water. Secure parking avail. On site manager. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Quiet & well maintained bldg., walk to Highgate Mall & transit. Cat okay. For viewing....
Call 604- 521-3448
Welcome Home !
Call (604) 931-2670
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
For more info & viewing, call
1 Bedrooms available near Lougheed Mall and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Refs required.
UNIQUELY BEAUTIFUL HOME on GD acre in W.R. Find quiet and privacy in select tree lined neighbourhood. 1st Time offered. $1,838,000. Call Daphne @ Hugh & McKinnon 604-531-1909.
689 WHITE ROCK SOUTH SURREY
2011 KIA RIO 5, h/b, auto, 11,000 kms. Black. Most options. $8500 firm. 604-538-9257.
Park Crest Apts. 1 Bedroom Reno’d suites located in upgraded blding in cul-du-sac. Next to large green space. Incl’s heat, hot water and basic cable. Walk to Highgate mall. Quiet and clean. Cat okay. Deposit required. For viewing....
HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
3 Story bldg in great location. 1 bdrm stes from $760. Parking, lndry rm. Close to transit, park, shops. Heat & hot water included. For more info & viewing call
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
2009 TOYOTA MATRIX 4/dr auto p/w, p/l, AC, cd player, 89K, silver. $8800. Call 604-825-9477.
Park Villa 529 10th Street
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
CITY LIVING IN a Westcoast style! Beautiful rentals available now in Wesbrook Village at UBC. Studios, 2-bedrooms and Townhouses. Call 604-228-2025 today, or email DiscoverWesbrook@ ubcproperties.com www.DiscoverWesbrook.ca/bcy
3 Story bldg in great location. 1 bdrm stes from $760. Covered pkg, lndry rm, landscaped common area. Close to park, transit, shops. Heat & hot water incl’d. For more info & viewing call
** 6960 ELWELL ST ** NEAR MIDDLEGATE
COQUITLAM: Mariner Way, 1 bdrm gr lvl. Own w/d, sep entry. NS/NP. $675/mo incl utils. (604)945-6755. COQUITLAM, New paint, quiet 1 bdrm; f. yard. W/D. $650/mo incld utils. G/L, priv entry (604)941-4166 COQUITLAM North, 2 bdrm grnd lvl suite with storage, 1.5 baths, priv entry, large patio, w/d, 5 appli’s. N/S, N/P, $1050/mo incl utils/cable. Avail July 1st. 604-552-3307.
Colonial House 435 Ash Street
Skyview Manor 908 6th Avenue
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.
EXQUISITE SANCTUARY Fabulous 2.26 private acres with creek in beautiful Alberni Valley on Vancouver Island. Enchanting 3600 sq.ft. 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom custom built 1995 home. Outstanding 57x40 shop with own bathroom, lots of parking. Features hardwood, tile throughout, custom cabinetry. Gas fireplaces, stove, heat and hot water; ensuite with soaker tub. Thinking of a life style change? Move to Vancouver Island. Even better, move to Port Alberni, the Salmon Capital of the World! Visit www.albernihomes4u.ca for more information on this “one of a kind” property. Asking $649,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660
MAPLE PLACE TOWERS
PRESA CANARIO pups, $700$1200. Black, fawn & brindle. Dad 150lbs, Mom 120lbs. 778-552-1525
RABBITS, P.B. Holland Lops & P.B. French Lops. Litterbox trained. Family raised. (604)796-3669
P.B. Chocolate LAB female. 5 mo old. partially trained. All shots. Spayed. (604)796-3669
PUPPIES FOR SALE, 8 wks old, Terrier X Chihuahua $300 Call 604-856-3855
$975 Quiet 2 bdrm basmnt suite, Highgate, near mall, schools, trnst, util incld, shre lndry, strt prkng, NS, NP, 604 432-7526
UNRESERVED RECEIVERSHIP AUCTION, Caliber Systems Inc. As instructed by Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP. Day One - Tuesday, June 28, 2011. 45 Industry Way S.E., Calgary, Alberta And Day Two - Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 3637 - 44 Ave. S.E., Calgary, Alberta. Call CPA at 403-269-6600
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Escape: Tornados, Floods, Hurricanes, Wildfire, Earthquake, Landslide and Crime. N.IDAHO PEACEFUL COUNTRY CABIN on 30 ac. Get more magic from life. www.MagicMountain83858.com
MALTI / SHIH-TZU / POODLE X. Pups & adults. Non-shedding. 604820-9469.
Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing, gates. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com
LAB 1 yr. old, neutered male, black, very friendly, good with kids and other animals. $50. (778)565-4272
Wanted: 1000 Saints
Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread
ABBOTSFORD EAST. Newly updated 2 bdrms, 3 baths T/H. Quiet cds. 44+ complex. Sml pet ok. No rentals. $259,900. 604-556-7574.
SHELTIE SABLE PUPPIES, 1st shots, dewormed, asking to go out! (604)826-6311
359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL
MISC. FOR RENT
FORT Langley Heritage home.6 bds,4 bth (w suite) + suite in new garage. Sunny 7600 SF lot.See pic’s www.FamilyHomesBC.com. $924,900 call Bill 604-328-4064
HOMES FOR RENT
MAPLE RIDGE. 3 bdrm rancher 1/4 acre, liv rm / fam rm, lrg deck. 2 lrg strg sheds, NS/NP. July 1. $1450. Call 604-941-3259.
747B SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING
POCO DOWNTOWN All-Inclusive Seniors Residence 1 Bdrm. Apartment Rent incls. freshly prepared meals, cable, housekeeping, emergency response & activities. www.rjkent.com 2675 Shaughnessy St. Call: 778-285-5554
FREE CASH WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery INSTANT AUTO CREDIT Buying a used car is hard enough without having to worry about financing! Get APPROVED for your car loan in minutes: www.NanaimoCars.com WANT A VEHICLE But Stressed About Your Credit? We Fund Your Future Not Your Past. Want a Visa? Any Credit, All Accepted. 1-888593-6095.
1BR Basement suite. Sullivan Hts.Includes,heat,hydro, cable &insuite washer/dryer! No smoking,partying,pets. References required.$700.Ph. 604-596-7370 BURNABY, brand new 1 bdrm grnd flr $750/mo. Close to elem., high school, SFU & bus. Avail. now. NP/NS. 604-520-9629.
SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288 The Scrapper
CARS - DOMESTIC
1997 BUICK PARK AVE leather, heated seats, like new, certified. $5900. 778-565-4334. 1999 MERCURY SABLE, excellent cond., loaded, 176K, $2500 obo. Ph: 604-533-0831 or 778-241-0791 2000 BUICK LASABRE LTD.. Fully loaded GT Pkg. Low kms. Pristine. Priv. $6900. Call 604-3641554. 2000 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX SE grey, good condition. AirCared. $2850 obo. Call 604-328-9723. 2007 PT Cruiser exc condition, fully equipped, 63,000kms, silver w/grey interior. $7000. (604)467-0015
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 750
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
1991 NISSAN STANZA. Red, automatic, 4 cyl., 4 door, good condition. $1600. 604-768-8434 2000 HONDA S2000 Sports Car, new tires, new windshield, great cond! Most fun you’ll have on 4 wheels!! $12,900. 604-835-0463. 2000 Mazda Millennium mint cond. loaded moonrf. 99,000 kms. silver, blk let int $4,000. 778-378-0749.
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES
2004 Chrysler Pacificia awd 178,000k lady owner. Maint. garaged, no acc. $8900. 604-539-2040
TRUCKS & VANS
1997 RANGER XLT super cab, 4 X 2, 1 owner, loaded, extras. $3,500 obo. Phone (604)463-2507 1999 FORD 450, super duty 16’ deck. $8,000. 604-719-1040.
17’ F.G. BAYLINER, 160hp Merc Cruiser. Comes with trailer $4300 obo. Call 604-768-8434
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Now Hiring Cashiers and Stockpersons 200-7515 Market Crossing at stores listed. Assistant Manager at various locations. Great benefits and Burnaby advancement opportunities.
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