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Fighting fires in hi-rise buildings means a lot of hauling heavy equipment and hoses up stairwells, something Burnaby firefighters like Darren Wallsmith train for in the tower at No. 1 hall. MARIO BARTEL NEWSLEADER

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Metro Vancouver leaders are adding their voices to a new coalition calling for reforms to increase the supply of rental housing in the region. Groups representing tenants, landlords, home builders, realtors, developers and nonprofits have formed the Rental Housing Supply Coalition to push for changes. Co-chair Wayne Wright, the mayor of New Westminster, said the rental shortage in the Metro region is reaching a crisis point. “We just won’t have workers,” he predicted at an April 29 Metro board meeting. “We have 40,000 people a year coming in and there’s no housing for them. That’s the kind of thing that breeds anarchism.” More than 80,000 residents in the region spend more than 30 per cent of their income on rent and another 30,000 spend over half. Rental demand will only continue to go up in Metro Vancouver because of high real estate costs, Wright said, yet only about 600 purposebuilt rental units are being added each year – far short of an estimated 6,500 new units

needed annually. The region’s oldest buildings in areas like New Westminster and Vancouver are nearing the end of their lives, Wright said, adding a new housing policy is needed before many of them start to come down. Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan said the province should allow local cities to create rental housing zones where existing apartment buildings can’t later be CORRIGAN converted to condos. Victoria has so far resisted that idea, he said, apparently because it deprives land owners of profit. He said local cities have tried all sorts of concessions to encourage more rental construction. “We keep looking for ways to stimulate rental development,” Corrigan said. “But no matter how hard we work, the numbers don’t.” Marg Gordon, CEO of the B.C. Apartment Owners and Managers Association, told Metro directors the elimination of federal tax concessions for

rental construction in the 1980s has resulted in land owners developing condos almost exclusively since then. Ottawa needs to reverse that policy, she said, or find other ways to stimulate rental housing construction. Increased use of basement suites or laneway homes in single-family areas aren’t a complete answer, she added. The supply of new basement suites being created is dwindling and may eventually run out, she said. And house owners can demand the space back, so suites are an inferior substitute for purpose-built rental buildings that offer tenants reliable permanent homes. “We’re pulling out all the stops and we can barely move the needle on getting new rental built,” added Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. Wright said local governments can make land available for rental housing, increase densities, reduce fees cities charge and speed up the approval processes. Metro has launched the website where renters can post their own stories to put a face on the statistics and add to the pressure for reform.

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The Burnaby school board has extended its deadline for public input on a draft of its antihomophobia policy until June 3. Burnaby is the 13th district in the province to develop a policy to address homophobic harassment and bullying. The board’s policy committee will review the public feedback, then report to the board in mid to late June. A final decision on the policy may then be made at that time.

Burnaby Public Library’s home library service, profiled in the NewsLeader last week, now has a theme song. Clients, library staff and family members, including three seeingeye dogs, all got together last Friday to write a song about the service with theme-song facilitator Lowry Olafson. The end result was a ditty called “There’s a Story at My Door.” Check it out at

A cigarette may have been the cause of an early-morning apartment fire on Kingsway at 19th Avenue Saturday that gutted a third-floor suite, according to media reports. Several people were trapped in their suites before Burnaby fire crews rescued them. Fire crews were called to the three-alarm blaze at the Salish Villa complex at about 1:30 a.m. There were no serious injuries reported.

The First Burnaby Southwest Scouts are holding a fundraising event in an effort to get its Scouts to the 2011 World Jamboree in Sweden. The fundraiser is Saturday, May 14 starting at 6 p.m. at the Burnaby Firefighters’ Club, 6515 Bonsor Ave. Tickets are $15 and include a buffet dinner, live entertainment, door prizes and a silent auction. Info: 604-435-1141.



Fighting fires up high By Wanda Chow NEWSLEADER

Fires can happen anywhere. Images on the news of smoke and flames emerging from houses and wood-frame housing complexes are usually followed by those of firefighters spraying water into windows or the roof from the ground or a ladder truck. They rescue people using a ladder or by going inside and bringing residents out. But what happens when it’s a high rise that’s burning? After all, most ladders at your local fire department can’t reach higher than six or seven storeys. And with the first 40-plusstorey towers set to go up in Burnaby’s Metrotown area, and an increasing number of high rises popping up in New Westminster, local fire departments find themselves updating their response plans to make sure they’re ready when needed. The first step in the planning process is to ensure fire safety measures are designed into the buildings before shovels even hit the ground.

Old building code hampers fighters When it comes to fire safety in high rises, much depends on a building’s systems, said New Westminster Fire Chief Tim Armstrong.

Fire departments work with building designers and developers to ensure fire protection measures and evacuation plans are in place. The B.C. Building Code requires sprinklers in buildings taller than four storeys, but that’s only the case for those built after 1998, said Burnaby’s chief building inspector Patrick Shek. While fire alarms and standpipes—special pipes located in stairwells that provide a water supply for firefighters accessible from each floor—were always required in high rises, prior to 1998, developers needed only to choose one additional fire safety measure from a list of options. For instance, balconies once counted as a means of exhausting smoke from a building, Shek said. Current code requirements are not retroactive, unless an entire building undergoes an extensive renovation, something that doesn’t happen very often, he noted. Many modern buildings also include pressurized stairwells. The pressurized air prevents smoke in a building’s corridors from entering the stairwells, which are designated escape routes. Stairwells are also where much of the firefighters’ work begins.


Burnaby firefighters Mark Forsberg, Darren Wallsmith and Justin Lansing prepare to train for combating high-rise fires in the tower at No. 1 hall. Fighting fires in tall buildings means a lot of slogging of hoses and equipment up stairs and elevators.

Commandeer the elevator Once a fire alarm goes off, if it automatically notifies the local fire department— not all building systems do as it’s not a requirement, Armstrong noted—or someone calls 911, fire crews are dispatched. The first thing they’ll do is check the alarm panel in the building to determine which floor the alarm came from, then take the elevator to two levels below that. That’s because fire can travel up or down and fire crews want to make sure they find it all in their initial assessment, as well as make

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Fires like open doorways too. “The most common thing to cause a fire to spread is people mistakenly leaving their doors open.”

Towering Inferno not happening Response plans to such incidents include working out mutual aid agreements with neighbouring municipal fire departments when a city’s firefighting resources are taxed to the limit, said Armstrong. He stressed high rise fires are an infrequent occurrence. “You don’t have the Towering Inferno-type scenario happening,” he said, referring to the 1974 disaster movie. Armstrong said even when he stays in a hotel he makes himself familiar with where exit stairwells are located and evacuation routes.

If he was buying a home in a high rise, he said he’d be interested in knowing what its fire control features are—does it have heat detectors, smoke detectors and alarm systems that automatically contact fire departments—and whether it’s up to current standards. Residents of towers should do their part to prevent fires too, making sure propane barbecues and heaters on their balconies have their fuel shut off when not in use. When it comes to the issue of “fuel load,” which gives fires easy access to fuel to keep burning, Armstrong noted that hoarding is a problem. “I’ve seen suites where it’s unbelievable how people navigate a path in the suite and it’s covered with paper and it starts pouring onto the balcony,” he said. “All you need is a small fire in the kitchen and before you

know it, it starts to consume the suite.” For Tom Foreman, Burnaby’s assistant fire chief of administration, what frustrates him is high rise residents not taking responsibility for their own safety. “It’s common sense,” Foreman said. “You’re living in a high rise, it’s a dangerous place to live, especially on an upper floor.” Often people know little about their buildings other than the shortest route from the lobby or parkade to the door of their suite, he said. They need to familiarize themselves with escape routes, participate in regular fire drills and know what to do, not only for their own safety but to stay out of the way of firefighters. The need to know what to do is particularly important for the elderly and people with disabilities who might not be able to evacuate down a stair-

well on their own. Armstrong said that’s one reason why it’s important to know your neighbours, to help each other or at least to let firefighters know where they need to rescue someone. In some cases, it may be safer for such residents to wait in their suites for help than to attempt to escape on their own and risk injury. One of Armstrong’s greatest concerns is when malfunctioning alarm systems cause false alarms, creating a complacency among residents that can be dangerous when a real fire occurs. That’s one of the issues addressed by annual fire inspections, in an attempt to ensure all the fire safety systems in a building are regularly maintained, no fire exits are blocked and fire plans are in place. After all, it’s the buildings’ systems on which firefighters depend to do their job. In Burnaby, Forsberg’s committee continues to work on keeping fire crews up to date on the latest high rise fire response procedures and training, and upgrading equipment, such as new, lighter fire hoses. In the case of firefighters and residents of towers, the need is the same. “High rise fires don’t happen often, but when they do occur, it’s something you have to be very prepared for,” said Forsberg.

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Burnaby property taxes will see a rate increase of 2.95 per cent in the city budget approved by council earlier this week. On an average home assessed at $596,785, that equates to an additional $41 in taxes, said Burnaby’s director of finance, Denise Jorgenson. The total tax bill for such a home will be about $2,700, but that includes taxes paid to Metro Vancouver, for schools, TransLink, BC Assessment, and the like, she noted. As for Burnaby’s share of that, the rate increase is one per cent less than originally proposed in the city’s provisional budget in December.

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Layton’s opportunity The ballot boxes have barely been put back into storage and New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton is already facing intense scrutiny in his newfound role as leader of the Opposition. Never before has the NDP been elevated to such status by Canadian voters, with 102 seats in Parliament. That includes an unprecedented 58 MPs elected in Quebec where the party had previously managed to hold two seats. Ever. In fact, so dismal were the NDP’s aspirations for the province they were willing to put forward pretty much anyone with a pulse just to keep the party on the ballot; an anglophone single mom in a predominantly francophone riding, 10 university students, a 19 year-old barely out of high school. Surprise, surprise when many of them got elected. A cynic would suggest Layton and his ballooning caucus benefitted from a backlash against the bickering and acrimony generated by two consecutive minority governments in Ottawa, as well as the relative insignificance of the Bloc Quebecois in those parliaments. An optimist will say those 102 NDP MPs represent new hope for the future, a strong voice for Canada’s young voters. The NDP has traditionally enjoyed a strong allure for younger voters. Its ideals of social justice and equality and economic opportunity for all are shared by those seeking a more egalitarian society, especially newlyminted and disaffected voters just trying to get a toe-hold into the rat race of life. When Burnaby-Douglas MP Kennedy Stewart introduced his campaign team that propelled him to victory on election night, none of them looked older than 25. Harnessing that youthful hope and enthusiasm will be Layton’s challenge. He’ll have to be nimble, not stifling. Moulding his massive, inexperienced caucus into an effective opposition will be his opportunity.

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Populist HST ‘fix’ coming soon in the HST rate. Win or lose the mail-in referenVICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark’s shifting dum on the tax in June or July, the B.C. Liberals position on the harmonized sales tax finally are getting ready for a fall general election. appears to have come to rest. Falcon estimates that cutting one point from Her government is preparing to “fix the HST,” the HST would cost the provincial treasury and the terms of that fix will be made available $850 million. Given that revenue from the HST before people mark their ballots in a mail-in is running well ahead of the finance ministry’s vote in June, Clark told reporters at the legislaestimates, that figure could be low. ture last week. The government’s independent There has been a flurry of activity panel issued its report last week, and on the HST in recent days, and a few it confirms the HST is bringing in things are becoming clear. Clark more revenue than expected. Going and Finance Minister Kevin Falcon back to the PST would not only trigare preparing to do what I’ve been ger huge costs of paying back federal saying for months the government transition funds and reconstructing must do—make a solemn vow to cut a provincial sales tax office, it would the HST rate to 11 per cent as soon as cost the B.C. government more than they can. $500 million in net revenue in the first And in keeping with Clark’s fondTom Fletcher year, and more after that. ness for populist, headline-hunting Here’s one reason why HST gestures, the government will also revenue is higher than originally likely rebate the HST on bicycles and projected. Contrary to the apocalyptic predicbicycle helmets, and possibly fitness club memtions of some in the restaurant industry, the berships as well. panel compiled Statistics Canada figures and A couple of other “family-first” exemptions found that B.C. restaurant sales rose by three may also be gleaned from the town halls, online per cent in the first seven months of the HST. surveys and polling that are currently going on. A well-known polling firm was in the field last That’s exactly the same increase as the rest of the country, despite the supposedly crushing week, asking not only about people’s impreseffect of the tax and B.C.’s new impaired driving sions of their new premier and opposition regulations. leader, but also their view toward a reduction


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Jobs, Tourism and Innovation Minister Pat Bell has pitched in as a host for the telephone town hall program that continued this week. These giant conference calls were to be staged Tuesday evening in the Okanagan, Fraser Valley and northern and central Vancouver Island. The program wraps up Thursday evening with calls to Richmond, South Delta, the North Shore, Victoria and Vancouver. Bell said his call for the Interior and North Coast had more than 30,000 people on the line. Some were still upset about the HST, while others had misconceptions about what costs it does and doesn’t increase, he said. And lifting the tax from bicycles was a popular choice. I continue to get e-mails from people who are misinformed about the HST. One reader said he is paying it on heating oil. I suggested he check his bill again, and there it was, a rebate for the seven-per-cent provincial portion. The GST applied before and it continues to apply now. These telephone town halls have gone a long way towards putting the discussion on a factual basis. Voters may yet be persuaded to keep the HST. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BC

I read with interest and dismay about Burnaby school board adopting an antibullying policy in the attempt to make this world a safer one for students with different sex orientations. Apparently some parents were protesting against this policy. Amongst some of their reasons to why the policy shouldn’t by adopted? They believe this is an issue that should be discussed/taught at home because of the differences in personal beliefs and religion. I would like to believe that when it comes to respecting others, regardless of their sexual orientation, religion, colour etc., we would all be on the same page, and that is, respect others as you would want others to respect you. As far as the religion goes, we may believe in different gods, but I doubt very much if there is a god that tells us that it is OK to bully and ridicule another human being. We don’t have to like everything and everyone, but we must learn to tolerate ... live and let live is the answer! Frank Di Cesare Burnaby

Questions on Burnaby Lake dredging left unanswered Burnaby engineering manager Lambert Chu leaves several questions unanswered in this latest account of the Burnaby Lake dredging fiasco. First, has Mayor Corrigan cancelled his misguided plan to install an international-calibre intensive-use training and competition venue for rowing in the endangered species habitat (and wildfowl refuge) that is Burnaby Lake? This would be a rare bit of common sense from the BCA—but only if it is true! Mayor Corrigan’s belated effort to have wildlife biologists study the endangered

turtles (after seven years of posturing) has now shown that these animals use widely scattered areas in and around the lake for habitat and must therefore directly transit the lake’s centre - site of the proposed rowing venue - creating huge potential civil and even criminal legal liability for rowers and coaches (and perhaps even for the city itself) under the federal Species-AtRisk Act. Civic taxpayers potentially stand to pay additional millions for a rowing venue that no one can really use because the necessary insurance cover is either too expensive or not available. So I hope that Mayor Corrigan has in fact finally gone with the Burnaby Civic Greens on this one. Second, what is the actual cost to taxpayers of Mayor Corrigan’s inability to launch a proper turtle tracking study, as required under the original dredging plan (approved in 2002) and then not waiting for the data to come in when he finally did start this study (a condition of getting that final permit) before authorizing Hazco to bring in its equipment? I’ll give Mr. Chu a hint: the initial plan called for removing 360,000 cubic metres for $16 million ($44.44 per cubic metre). Mr. Chu tells us that only 180,000 cubic metres of mud were removed for $20.5 million ($113.89 per cubic metre). That is a cost overrun of $69.45 per removed cubic metre. Even worse, taxpayers only got half the job done. So we will be dredging again in just half the time originally expected. Removing all 360,000 cubic metres, at $113.89 per cubic metre, would have cost $41 million—or $25 million more than the original estimated cost. Just think about how much useful work could have been done on Burnaby’s existing athletic facilities for $25 million! Mayor Corrigan and

his BCA councilors boast that Burnaby is the “best managed city in Canada.” I doubt that Burnaby taxpayers will agree with them after hearing numbers like these at the door-step during the upcoming civic election campaign. G. Bruce Friesen Burnaby


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As we age Gloria Kravac, 82, has been awarded the Burnaby’s Kushiro Cup Award as Citizen of the Year for her years of volunteer work with Citizen Support Services and Voices of Burnaby Seniors Task Force. She is a volunteer driver and helps seniors get out and about, making a real difference to their lives. Gloria encourages others to volunteer, “They’re so appreciative, you feel like an angel, you know, a helping hand.” Today we are launching the second annual Seniors of Distinction Awards, this is a chance to honor those who strive to make a real difference in our community. This year the organizers, Harmony Court Estate, are opening up the nominations to include seniors from New Westminster. Look for the nomination form inside. If you would like to volunteer and lend a hand like Gloria, give Anne Waller at Citizen Support Services a call on 604 294 7497.

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Seniors of Distinction In honour of October 1st the International Day of the Older Person, please join Harmony Court Retirement Community (Age Care) and the Burnaby New Westminster NewsLeader to celebrate our local seniors with our Second Annual Seniors of Distinction Awards in Burnaby and New Westminster. Together we are so proud to recognize and celebrate the contributions, achievements and diversity of seniors in our communities. The Seniors of Distinction Awards are an opportunity to recognize all seniors who share their culture and talents, enrich our communities and enhance the well-being of those around them. We have created the following categories, Arts, Leadership, Community Service and Healthy Living, to honour local seniors in which nominees can be entered. Arts: Visual, performing, literary and other. Leadership: Service to associations, director of not for profit programs, support groups etc. Community: Volunteerism, community fund raising, etc. Healthy Living: Sports, gardening, recreation participation etc. For more details at

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Who can I nominate? • Anyone who is over the age of 65 as of January 1, 2011. • Anyone who currently lives in Burnaby & New Westminster. • Anyone whose accomplishments took place in Burnaby & New Westminster. • Awards are not for past achievements - prior to being 65 years of age.

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Seniors of Distinction Nomination Form Nominee’s Name: __________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________________ City: ________________ Province: ___________________________ Postal Code: ______________ Age: ___________________________ Category of Nomination: • Arts • Leadership • Community Service • Healthy Living I confirm that the information and supporting documentation for my nominee is correct to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.

Nominator’s Signature: ______________________________________ Date: ___________________ Phone: ___________________________ I consent to stand for nomination and to participate in the Seniors of Distinction Awards. My name, photo and any personal information in this nomination form and supporting documentation may be used during the award ceremony, publications and possible media coverage. I understand that my personal details such as phone number, address or any other aspects of my personal information will not be shared and are treated as strictly confidential.

Nominee’s Signature: ________________________________________ Date: ___________________ Phone: ___________________________ Please attached a brief statement (no more than 2 pages) about the nominee’s contribution to Arts, Leadership, Community Service or Healthy Living in Burnaby and New Westminster and why you feel they deserve the award. Nominations due by Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 12:00 noon.

Mail or drop your nomination form off at: • Harmony Court Retirement Community 7197 Canada Way, Burnaby • Burnaby New Westminster NewsLeader 7438 Fraser Park Drive, Burnaby • Bonsor Recreation Complex 6550 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby • Confederation Seniors Centre 4585 Albert Street, Burnaby • Cameron Recreation Complex 9523 Cameron Street, Burnaby • Edmonds Community Centre 7282 Kingsway, Burnaby

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An upcoming forum for seniors will not only raise awareness of how to prevent becoming victims of crime, but also let victims know the help that’s available. The event, on Sunday, May 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Bonsor Recreation Complex, is a followup to the first such forum in October 2009. That first presentation was “a kind of small affair because there seemed to be some need for airing what turns out to be a fairly dark side, and that’s elder abuse,” said one of the forum’s organizers, Chris Hildred. PLEASE SEE TRUSTING A12

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: For the last year I have been a paid part-time companion to an elderly gentleman. In the beginning of our relationship he had a lot of negative things to say about his family, his seniors residence, his health, etc. I took it with a grain of salt, thinking it was a temporary mood. Now I realize that he has nothing good to say about anything. His attitude is getting to me, I don’t want to spend time with him anymore and I feel like quitting. Any ideas? A: I find a lot of

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wanting to spend time with negative individuals. Perhaps he feels because you are being paid he can use you to vent some of his frustrations on. I suggest you tell him the truth, as gentle as possible and give him the chance to try and curb voicing his pessimism when you are around. If that doesn’t work and you choose to quit, he will have one more person to complain about.


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As we age datebook Healthy Aging Fair: The free event brings together the variety of options available to seniors in the community. When: June 7 Where: Lougheed Town Centre. There will be musical entertainment, free giveaways and exhibitors offering advice and information. Look for the NewsLeader’s special section and guide on Wednesday June 1.

International Folk Dancing lessons: Get an introduction to the folk music of many cultures along with dance steps and gentle exercise. No partner needed. When: Fridays, May 6 to June 3, 11:15 a.m. to noon. Where: Confederatio n C e n tre 55-plus, 4585 Albert St., Burnaby. Cost: $10. Info: 604-294-1936.

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Tuesday and Thursday Dance: Dance the blues away at Bonsor 55+ dance programs. Cost is $5 members and $6 nonmembers. Each dance has a live band and light refreshments served. When: Tuesday 12-3 p.m. and Thursday 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.

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he sun shone, people came, and the entertainment entertained. Who could ask for more? That was the scene at the 2011 RhodoFest held May 1 at the Shadbolt Centre in Burnaby. Everyone enjoyed the New Westminster Pipe Band entrance parade to the Spirit Square to welcome Mayor Derek Corrigan, Parks Board Chair Coun. Sav Dhaliwal, and members of the Rhododendron Society and Shadbolt Centre. Mayor Derek Corrigan and Sav Dhaliwal gave speeches on the environment and large green space allocation within the City of Burnaby. They both noted the endless volunteers that it takes to put on an event like this over the many years. Everyone was kept tummy happy by wonderful crepes and burgers (B&B Concessions) plus great food from Encore’s Café.


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Spring bazaar and plant sale: National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre Auxiliary spring bazaar and plant sale, featuring Japanese-style items, plants, and Japanese food. Free admission. When: Saturday, May 14, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Nikkei Place, 6688 Southoaks Crescent (Sperling and Kingsway), Burnaby.

South Burnaby Royal Purple seeks former members for its 50th anniversary celebration lunch. When: Saturday, May 14, 11 a.m. Where: IOOF Hall, 7728 Edmonds St., Burnaby (rear entrance). RSVP: Judy, 604-526-6477.

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Cabaret Around the World: Fundraiser concert featuring local singers and actors including John Arsenault, Angus Bell, Jeanine Fynn, among others, performing music featuring hits from opera, operetta, cabaret, and musical theatre. When: Saturday, May 14, 7:30 p.m. Where: Massey Theatre, Eighth Avenue and Eighth Street, New Westminster. Tickets and info:

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Here and Now: Continuum Dance Company, Shadbolt Centre’s community modern dance company for adults, presents Here and Now, nine dynamic dance works. When: Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14, 8 p.m. Where: Studio Theatre, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Tickets: $8 at

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Uptown walking tour: A Sense of History Research Services present a historic look at Uptown New Westminster. Stories include those involving the C.G. Major house, Hollywood Hospital (or sanitarium), and Woodward’s department store. Tour is free, lasts about two hours, goes rain or shine. Pre-registration not required. When: Sunday, May 15, 1:30 p.m. Where: Starts in Moody Park, at the clock, corner of Sixth Avenue and Eighth Street.

SFU Philosophers’ Cafe: Moderator Kathy Matak leads a discussion on intuition. Are decisions made with logic or gut instinct? Is intuition just a heightened sensitivity to body language, people’s behavior, past history or acute awareness of language and conflict? Registration and experience not required. When: Sunday, May 15,

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M o m ’s T h e Wo rd : Remixed: Arts Club on Tour presents Mom’s The Word: Remixed, in which the Mom’s the Word Collective reunite to bring highlights from the smash hits Mom’s the Word and Mom’s the Word 2: Unhinged. They’ll share their true, intimate tales of the heartache and joy of parenthood. When: Monday, May 16, 8 p.m. Where: James Cowan Theatre, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Tickets: $36 Adult, $32 Student/Senior, at or 604205-3000.

T h e To p p Tw i n s : Untouchable Girls: One of New Zealand’s most cherished performing duos, the team Jools and Lynda Topp are likely the world’s only yodelling, lesbian, country-and-western-singing twins. Film director Leanne Pooley traces the sisters’ lives over 50 years. When: Monday, May 16, 7 p.m. Where: Studio Theatre, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Tickets: $10 at or 604205-3000.

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Celebrating the belly

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 NewsLeader A19 Our Vision: Better health. Best in health care.

World Belly Dancing Day is May 14

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You are invited to observe an open meeting of You are invited to observe an open meeting of the Board of Directors of Fraser of Directors of Fraser Health. After the Board Health which will include a presentation on Chilliwack. the meeting, there be p.m., a question and The Question and Answer Period, scheduled to start atwill 4:00 will provide answer period open to the public. an opportunity for the public to ask questions. As the fastest growing Health Authority in the


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Lisa Jordan took up belly dancing because of a misunderstanding. She was telling friends at a dinner party of her life plan to try two new activities every year when someone suggested she attempt ballet dancing. Jordan, who’s been dancing since she was four, thought her friend had said belly dancing, a discipline she’d never tried before. So she signed up for a class at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver. She says she had no idea what to expect, what to wear. “It was really nerve-wracking. I showed up in really baggy jogging pants.” But she took a shine to shimmying and, it turns out, she was pretty good at it, too. Her instructor encouraged her to join a performing troupe. She started teaching others. Disillusioned with her career as a sales executive for a telecom company, she started teaching full-time. “I felt like I was changing the world one woman at a time,” says Jordan. “It’s something that brings women out of their shells. It’s time women can have all for themselves.” Three years ago she opened her own studio, Ammara, in downtown New Westminster, that offers classes in Capoeira, hip hop, belly dancing as well as drumming and yoga. She also continues to perform and conduct workshops around Metro Vancouver. She recently participated in a “shimmy mob” at the River Market and Lougheed Town Centre to promote World Belly Dancing Day, which is being celebrated on six continents on May 14 to raise the profile of belly dancing and raise money for more than 40 charities. “Belly dancing is one of those hobbies that’s still a bit underground,” says Jordan. “This is our day to celebrate it.” She’ll be doing that by holding an open house at her studio, with free introductory classes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information: To learn more about World Belly Dance Day:

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LOOKING for carpenters and skilled laborers for a commercial project in New Westminster. Please submit resumes to Jen at or fax to 604-522-2085.


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SALES SUPERVISOR Wanted with relevant exp. Duties: Supervise sales staff, maintain inventory, resolve issues, sell products, prepare reports for sales, and train staff. Basic English is required. Punjabi is an asset. Sal: $20/hr Fax: 604-434-7702 E-mail: Location: 5140 Imperial Street Burnaby, BC


FABRICATORS Medium-size manufacturing plant requires qualified steel fabricators with experience in structural sheet and plate work. Please apply in writing to:

Req. for West Coast Moulding & Millwork, Port Kells BC. Must have previous exp. running moulders & capability of grinding profile knifes, set-up of moulder heads & complete knowledge of a moulders operations. Positive attitude, dedication & willingness to learn rewarded with: • Advancement Opportunities • Excellent Remuneration & Benefits. Please Fax resume: 604-513-1194 or E-mail: jobs

Wellons Canada Corp. 19087 96th Avenue Surrey, BC V4N 3P2 Fax: (604) 888-2959 LIVE, PLAY, WORK on the beautiful Sunshine Coast! Permanent, full-time employment for mechanic/welder, excavator operator, truck drivers. Fax resume to Direct Disposal 604-885-6669. NORTHWEST FABRICATORS LTD. of Athabasca, Alberta currently has openings for structural fitters/welders. Shop based only in the Town of Athabasca. Resume may be sent to or faxed to 780-675-4970.

Painter NOC 7294

Yeomen Property & Maintenance LTD. 3927 Grant St,Burnaby, BC, V5C3N4

Experienced Carpenter NOC72711 vacancy. Temp. F/T, CPP, $25.00 Hourly, ASAP, GVA, Email:, Fax: 604-299-4338




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1 vacancy, Perm. F/T, CPP, $22.50 Hourly. ASAP, GVA, Academy of Arts (Faculty Of Fine Arts), 3 years of drawing Murals required. Mail: Omega Painting, 301-1550 West 10th Avenue.Vancouver, BC, V6J1Z9, Email:





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

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Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

Attention: Heavy Equipment Technicians

Move to the big leagues. Finning, the world’s largest Cat dealer, is hiring heavy equipment technicians in western Canada. Finning technicians are backed by leading-edge technical support and work in an environment that values safety, continuous learning and career mobility.


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Mr. Cleanup Disposal SAME DAY SERVICE Seniors Discount

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CHERRIES: Juliette or Carmine Jewel at $6.99/tree for full box of 90. Also Evans Cherry, Haskaps, Raspberries, Black Currants, Saskatoons, Sea Buckthorn. 1-866873-3846 or treetime.



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PURE MALTESE pups, vet ✓, vac. dewormed, reg. father & grandparents. both working studs. Family raised. $750. 604-852-2478 SWISS mountain dog x pups ready May 17 family raised vet✓ first shot, dewormed. Lve msg 604-795-7662. VIZSLA PUPS, CKC reg’d, shots, guaranteed. $750. ph, 604-8192115 or email: YORKIE X POMERANIAN, 2 male, 1 female, all shots, vet checked, dewormed. $550. 604-504-5438.



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PARADISE FOUND: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, 0.83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake. Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $260,000. 250-395-0599. (Please see


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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.

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

Small pet ok. Call

Snjezana 778-788-1847

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Call (604) 931-2670





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

Small pet ok.



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

The Westport 1021 4th Avenue

Professionally Managed by Gateway Property Management

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


Snjezana 778-788-1847

Albert 778-788-1853

Call 604-834-4097 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





Quiet & well maintained bldg. Includes heat & hot water. On site manager. Cat okay. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Secure parking available. For viewing call:


BRIGHT 1 BDRM 2ND FLOOR. In town. Off street prkg. $700/mo. incl heat. 604-219-0267

Camellia 778-788-1839 Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management


Call Kelly 778-994-2334


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 BURNABY

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

Call 604-540-6725


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Scrap Cars & Trucks


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



AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673


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NEW WESTMINSTER:520-11th St. Large 1 bdrm w/ small storage room. Incl h/w & heat. By Transit. Cats ok. $695 - $745/mo. Call: 604-540-2028. Searching for your dream home or selling it? This is the location. BCCLASSIFIED.COM listings include everything from acreage, farms/ranches to condos and waterfront homes.


Colonial House 435 Ash Street 3 Story bldg in great location. 1 bdrm stes from $760. Covered pkg, lndry rm, landscaped common area. Close to park, transit, shops. Heat & hot water incl’d. For more info & viewing call

Rozario 778-788-1849 Skyview Manor 908 6th Avenue 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

Rozario 778-788-1849

Park Villa 529 10th Street 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

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal


225 Royal Avenue


Completely remodeled building and 1 & 2 bedroom suites. Located at Highgate Mall. From $780/mo includes heat, hot water and parking.


NEW WEST 621 Colburne St. New 1/bdrm in upgraded building. No pets. $735/mo. + 50% hydro. Avail June 1. Call: 604-454-4540 New Westminster, #503, 39-6th St. 2 bdrms, 2 baths. N/S. N/P. $1700. Avail now.


2006 25’ TRAVEL TRAILER, sleeps 6, slide out, exc. cond. $14,900. Tom (604)531-2984 2006 NORTHSHORE 30 FT Travel trailer, 36” dble slides, bunk units, fully loaded $24,000. 604-824-8970

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

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



2001 HONDA ACCORD. 2 dr, auto, V6, S. roof, leather, 130 K, $5860 obo. Aircrd. for 2 yrs. 778-895-7570

Small pet ok. Call

For more info & viewing call

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

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

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

Call 604-526-7015 Professionally Managed By Colliers International

The Scrapper


CEDARWAY APT Bright & Clean 1 & 2 Bdrms D/W, Heat and hot water included. Close to schools, shopping & public transportation.

Call 604-837-4589



BURNABY S. 5425 Ewart St. 3 bdrm upper in tri-plex, 2 ba, rec rm. Large fcd yard, insuite ldry, large storage area & garage. June 1st. $1950/mo + utils. 778-888-0200 PORT COQUITLAM, 1596 Suffolk, 3/bdrm, 2/bath, quiet street, fnced yard, garage, $1700/mo + util. Avail June 1. Wayne (604)862-9802



Approx. 600 sq.ft. Off Maple Ridge, close to bank. June 1. $825incl Store front exposure & sible incentives.



1981 MONTE CARLO power roof, landau top, Air Cared until May 12, all power, $4900. (604)462-9306 1997 BUICK PARK AVE. Loaded, leather, heated certified, private $5900. 604-364-1554

1998 Audi A4 quattro, V6, 5spd, 317KM. $3000 obo. 250-307-1215. 1998 CADILLAC CATERA - 135K, 4 dr. auto, leather, loaded, local, new tires / brakes, runs great, $2300obo. Must See 778.895.4260 2000 MONTE CARLO SS, fully loaded, black with black lthr. int. 3.8 V6, exc. cond. $5495 604-465-0044 2001 BUICK LA SABRE LTD/. 119.ks, immac. cond., lther, h/seats $7900. Like new. 778-565-1097 2001 PONTIAC MONTANA 137,000km. Runs great, auto. $3600. obo (604)535-8940



1997 RANGER XLT super cab, 4 X 2, 1 owner, loaded, extras. $3,500. Phone (604)463-2507 2008 DODGE RAM 3500. Crew cab, long box, full load, s. roof, leather, 96K. $29,860 obo. 604836-5931



SEAGUL 3 h.p. out board motor $300. (604)687-4305

224th Royal heat. pos-


Rozario 778-788-1849


Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

POCO DOWNTOWN All-Inclusive Seniors Residence


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. For more info & viewing, call

Albert 778-788-1853


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 We will beat ANYONE’S price!!

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


Call 604-522-1050


Canadian and US Models Custom Modular Mobile and Park Models 1500 sq. ft. Modular starting 109k 1200 sq. ft. Mobile starting @ 89K 10 year warranty 250-495-4650

Pinecrest Manor 905 4th Avenue



PORT COQUITLAM. New lrg 3 bdrm. W/D. May 15. No dogs $800. 778-386-0024,604-590-2827.

Hillcrest Manor 1303 8th Avenue

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

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





BIG BEAUTIFUL ARIZONA LAND $99/mo. $0 down, $0 interest, Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport Guaranteed Financing, No Credit Checks. Pre-recorded msg. 1-800-631-8164 Code 4001



Call Oana 778-788-1834





Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley


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 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



Burnaby 2 Bedroom Condo in ESPRIT 14th floor ~ great view 2 bath, lots of storage, 2 parking spots Under $480,000


2 Black & White Cats need home. Baby has allergies. Indoor/outdoor. Affectionate. (604)217-6898 ADORABLE SPIRITED 4 mo. old P.B. Beagle, has all papers, shots & toys. $450 firm. Cecillia 858-5451 BORDER COLLIE PUPPIES P/B. Males $400, Vet chk, 1st shots Call 604-250-4360, 604-856-7975 BOXER PUPS, 3F/2M, fawn, p/b, $850. Ready may 30. Call (604)798-6669 chwk CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! Visit us at or call 1 (604)820-2977 English Springer Spaniels, ready June not registered, $850. Call (604)795-3161 GERMAN Shepherd pups, 1st shots, males & females. Exc European bloodline. (604)997-2404 GERMAN Shepherd pups, ckc reg. parents German bloodlines with no slope, exc temperament. $750. (604)796-3026. No sun calls LAB RETRIEVER PUPS, yellow & black, $550. Vet check, quality lineage, dew claws, 1st shots, dewormed. (604)702-0217 LABS. Yellow PB puppies, born May 1st. Dewormed, 1st shots, tattooed $750. 604-888-4662 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or PITT BULL puppy, 6 mo. old male, white chest, black, very friendly. $800. (778)858-1154 604-585-0277 PRESA CANARIO pups, black, brindle & fawn, ready to go. Dad 150lbs, Mom 120lbs. 778-552-1525


Call 604- 522-5230


Brookside Realty ~ Dave



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

Super Clean ONE Bedrooms

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

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Large newly renovated 1 & 2 bdrm units available in wellkept concrete building. New floors and appl’s. Freshly painted. Patio and large storage room inste. 3 laundries in bldg. Rent incl’s heat & hot water. Sauna & jacuzzi. 5 min. walk to skytrain, Douglas College & New West Quay. Close to all amenities. Please call 604-834-1756


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


RIVIERA MANOR Great 1 Bedroom, quiet building nr. amenities, Royal City Mall & Skytrain. Includes Heat, Hot Water and Cable. Please call 604-526-0147

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