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With two SkyTrain lines offering an elevated view of taggers’ work, and hundreds of industrial buildings offering large ‘canvases,’ Burnaby is often a target of graffiti. It’s also home to a unique approach to the problem, including the only RCMP officer in the country dedicated to helping the community clean things up

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Kathy Wipf, the City of Burnaby’s antigraffiti coordinator, and Const. Shelby Murphy at the site of a recent graffiti vandalism incident at Jubilee Cycles on Imperial Street in Burnaby.

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Burnaby school district’s enrolment is below its 2011-2012 projections by 36 full-time-equivalent (FTE) students, according to the superintendent’s report. Elementary enrolment is 105 FTE below projections while secondary enrolment is 69 FTE above projections. Meanwhile, the overall enrolment of 23,652 FTE students is 236 FTE above last year’s numbers, largely due to full-day kindergarten being extended to all Burnaby elementary schools this year.

A 31-year-old Burnaby man was arrested Sept. 23 in connection with selling an illegal, Viagra-like product, say RCMP, which participated in an international operation targeting the online sale of counterfeit and illegal medicines. When the suspect was arrested at Metrotown mall, he was in possession of 50 capsules of the product. Tests of previously-seized product from the same investigation determined they contained two active ingredients found in either Viagra or Cialis and a third which is not approved for any health product in Canada.

Fraser Park Restaurant, featured in the NewsLeader on Sept. 30, is reopening on Wednesday, Oct. 19 after closing temporarily on Oct. 7 to allow family and staff to support Anton Heggen, who was in hospital. Heggen was diagnosed with colon cancer last May, and required an extended hospital stay when he experienced complications after recent surgery. He’ll be back at work Oct. 19.

The new rubberized track at Confederation Park will get its official opening on Saturday, Oct. 22. The official opening ceremony starts at 10 a.m. at the south end of the track at 240 Willingdon Ave. That will be followed at 10:30 a.m. by an official community track walk and refreshments.

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Cities take aim at graffiti Encourage quick clean up to deter vandals By Wanda Chow NEWSLEADER

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forces sting to catch graffiti vandals. Three adults and one young offender were arrested during the four-day operation. And one woman was arrested at Metrotown mall for a separate graffiti crime.

conducted by the mayor’s task force on graffiti. In 2009, she was joined by Burnaby RCMP Const. Shelby Murphy, one of the only full-time police officers in Canada focused on dealing with graffiti.

eil Davies was choked. A feeling of fear The owner of Jubilee Cycle had just spent In addition to the ecomore than $5,000 to paint the nomic costs to business—the exterior of the shop’s wedgecost of cleaning up graffiti shaped building on Imperial and the drop in customers Street. He’d wanted to cover if the neighbourhood starts over the years of patched-up looking run down—Wipf said graffiti cleanups and spruce there are other costs to the up his business. crime. Then two weeks later, it “One of the things I got hit again. noticed was how it brought The rear wall that faces fear into the community,” the SkyTrain tracks was she said, “because they felt scrawled with paint almost they were being targeted.” up to the roofline. Davies Burnaby city hall came up has learned it’s called being with an approach comprised “pumper-sprayed,” where of four elements: eradicagraffiti vandals tion through a use old pumpergraffiti bylaw, style fire extinvideo-online] enforcement, guishers to shoot education and the paint higher burnabynewsleader.com prevention. than spray cans Before the will allow. bylaw, prop“This is huge, this is maserty owners didn’t need sive,” said Davies recently. to clean up tags on their “After going to the trouble of property. Now, they have to painting the building to get be removed within 14 days, hit again.” or 48 hours if the graffiti is Davies isn’t alone among of a prejudicial or profane businesses and homes nature. affected by graffiti vandal“It’s important to realize ism. For the past four years, these are victims,” Wipf said, Burnaby property owners noting her program will help have also had a hand in prewith paint vouchers or comventing and cleaning it up. munity volunteer paint-outs. That’s when Kathy Wipf, “The broken window Burnaby city hall’s antitheory still applies to this,” graffiti coordinator, was said Murphy. hired in response to a study “If it’s left unfixed it will

Aiming to deter

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Neil Davies, owner of Jubilee Cycle on Imperial Avenue in Burnaby stands beside the wall on his building that was recently covered in paint by a graffiti vandal. Davies recently spent $5,000 removing graffiti from his building only to have it covered two weeks later.

not socially accepted “so bring other crime to the they seek out this recogniarea.” tion not realizing all they’re That, along with the fact being recognized for is their that graffiti vandalism tag name and not who can lead to other they are.” criminal behaviour, And in addition to is also pointed out educating youth on in the education porthe risks of becoming tion of the program. involved in the graffiti Most of the paints subculture, they’re and materials used also made aware of the in committing grafnegative health effects fiti vandalism is of inhaling spray shoplifted, so Wipf HOBBIS paints while commitand Murphy educate ting the crime. businesses on the As for enforcement, need to keep such items culprits need to be caught in under lock and key. They the act so the team encouralso tell parents what to ages people to call 911 if look for if they suspect their they see such vandalism in children are involved in such progress, or 604-298-TAGS vandalism. when it’s not. Last summer, The typical graffiti vandal Burnaby RCMP partnered in Burnaby is aged 16 to 25, with CN Railway police and primarily Caucasian and Coquitlam RCMP in a joint male, said Wipf. Some are

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Over in New Westminster, city hall is also active in preventing the proliferation of graffiti by enforcing its unsightly premises bylaw. Keith Coueffin, New Westminster’s manager of licencing and integrated services, said the process includes a final warning notice to remove the graffiti within 10 days. If it’s not done within that timeframe, city crews will remove it at the property owner’s expense. The “vast majority” comply, and city hall has the power to clean up the small percentage of properties whose owners don’t. The city has worked with some property owners to paint murals on exterior walls that would otherwise serve as blank canvases for vandals, the idea being that graffiti vandals won’t generally tag the work of artists. The same theory has been used on traffic signal controller boxes on the street. Coueffin said New Westminster was one of the first cities to cover them with decorative graffiti-resistant coatings, which deters the vandals. PLEASE SEE ADVICE ON A4

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Parents’ Voice releases platform One-issue party grasping for headlines: Hayes By Wanda Chow NEWSLEADER

Burnaby Parents’ Voice, which is running five candidates for school trustee in November’s civic election, has released its platform focused on “educational excellence,” “environment of respect” and “elimination of excess spending.” The party, created out of a group that formed last spring to oppose Burnaby school district’s antihomophobia policy, posted its platform on its website, www.burnabyparentsvoice.ca. But some of the criticisms, listed in a section entitled “Did you know?” left Burnaby school board chair Larry Hayes of the Burnaby Citizens’ Association scratching his head. Parents’ Voice notes that “in two years the school board paid out $111,783 to one pizza supplier.” Hayes said the vast majority of that money was through a contract to Panago, which supplies one of the menu offerings for its school meals program, a subsidized program for eligible students. Some of the money comes from the provincial government specifically for that type of program and Panago offers a special menu that meets guidelines for healthy eating. “The reality is not all kids are coming to school well fed,” he said.

Parents’ Voice says, “two Burnaby schools sit empty while $1 million was spent renting space.” District staff could only think of three buildings that are not housing regular classrooms, Hayes said. One, the Riverside elementary site, was leased out to Kenneth Gordon School, an independent school for students with learning disabilities, until last year. When its lease ran out, the district asked it to vacate the property because it was in too poor a condition to fix up. “We didn’t feel it was safe without significant capital investment,” said Hayes, who noted the property is owned by Burnaby city hall. It is currently being used for storage but will eventually be returned to the city, which plans to turn it into parkland. A second building, Riverway West, is on the south slope across from the former New Haven site. That is being used for adult and continuing education programs, two daycares and storage. An English language program for grades 6 and 7 will be moving there next month. And the third site, near Hastings Street and Duthie Avenue, is currently home to a daycare and more district storage. The district does lease space, Hayes said, on Lougheed Highway near Willingdon Avenue, for an adult and continuing education program. The 11 classrooms it needs is more than it

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has available at its own buildings and it has easy access to transit, which the district sites don’t. It also has two portables on city property at the Edmonds Resource Centre, another neighbourhood that has a great need for the types of programming it has there. “It’s unfortunate that certainly, what has been shown is a one-issue group is now grasping for headlines to make it seem like they are mainstream,” said Hayes. The school board is also criticized by Parents’ Voice with the statement, “school districts surrounding Burnaby all offer more program choice.” Hayes noted Burnaby’s program offerings include hairdressing and culinary training programs, a hockey academy, trades, film and media, among others. In 2002, when he was first elected, Hayes recalled, the district had an International Baccalaureate (IB) program but it “was not sustainable for a variety of reasons, mostly financial.” Many participants

weren’t completing the program, and the board of the day decided to drop the program in favour of the Advanced Placement (AP) program. Burnaby now has the largest AP program in the province, he said. But as a result of feedback from the public, it also decided last spring to revisit the IB program, with the board asking staff to look into the feasibility of reintroducing it to the district. As for Parents’ Voice’s assertion that “attracting fee-paying offshore students is prioritized over attracting tax-paying Burnaby families,” Hayes confirmed that the district’s international education program, competes with just about every other district in the region to attract students here. But the costs of recruiting those students is recovered from the $10,000 to $12,000 in fees they each pay, an amount that totals several millions of dollars in profit annually— money that helps fund the district’s other programs, Hayes stressed. While the NewsLeader was told Heather Leung, president of Burnaby Parents’ Voice and a non-candidate, is the party’s official spokeswoman, she was unavailable. Candidate Charter Lau confirmed the party wants to see the IB program reinstated and questioned why the district found it unsustainable when other districts continue to offer it. As for the pizza

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to fellow candidate Helen Ward, who did not respond before the NewsLeader’s press time. As for Hayes, “It’s very difficult for anybody to come up with criticism of how the district has operated. We’re not closing schools, we’re not losing students for the most part, our numbers remain very

stable, we’re coming up with new programs, the ministry, even though we’re on different political wavelengths, they’re still giving us money for new facilities.” Parents’ Voice’s criticisms during an election campaign, he said, are an indication “the silly season has begun.” wchow@burnabynewsleader.com

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An awakening occupation The protesters occupying financial districts around the world are expressing a growing frustration that governments and their financial policies are losing touch with the people they’re supposed to serve. Instead, the rich are getting richer while the rest are being left behind. The voices of discontent and disaffection first gathered and rose up on Wall Street, where they denounced taxpayer-funded bailouts of huge financial institutions that were supposed to correct mistakes they’d made but instead lined executives’ pockets with huge bonuses. The protests have since spread to countries where years of corruption or short-sighted policy have put economies in peril, costing people their livelihoods, darkening the prospects for future generations. It might be easy to dismiss such concerns in Canada, where the economy and unemployment levels have been fairly stable since the last recession. The thousands of protesters who filled Robson Square in Vancouver and Bay Street in Toronto on Saturday petered down to a few hundred on Monday. But our politicians should pay attention. The gulf between the haves and have-nots is growing. Everywhere. For most working people, wages have stagnated over the past five years while the cost of living continues to soar. In Metro Vancouver, a litre of gas costs 25 cents more than it did in October 2010. That 22 per cent increase eventually trickles into everything we consume. A modest, aging bungalow in Burnaby or New West now commands almost a million dollars, out of reach for most people earning even a decent income. The middle class is the foundation of economic and political stability around the world. It’s being crushed by corporate greed and government policy that cultivates it. While most of that middle class may not be downtown sleeping in tents this week, their own fears and frustrations are being awakened by the occupiers.

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Sign treaties, or ‘shut ’er down’ a controversial deal with the Yale First Nation in VICTORIA – Finally, somebody in the B.C. the Fraser Canyon, costly inaction resumed. treaty negotiation system has come out and said Sliammon First Nation negotiators finalized a it. treaty in 2009. Off it went to Ottawa, where it has Releasing the B.C. Treaty Commission’s 19th languished ever since, waiting for a set of initials annual report last week, Chief Commissioner that would allow a ratification vote by about 1,000 Sophie Pierre announced she has asked for a Sliammon people near Powell River. At stake is a one-year extension to her term, to see the organisettlement in which B.C. contributes zation through its second decade. And 8,300 hectares of Crown land and if things don’t change, particularly in Ottawa provides $37 million to comOttawa, then “shut ’er down.” pensate for a century of trespass and The commission is the independent resource extraction from Sliammon “keeper of the process,” and the chief territory. commissioner is appointed by agree(You can object to all this and try to ment between the federal and prolive in the past, as B.C. Conservative vincial governments and B.C.’s First leader John Cummins does, but we Nations Summit. Its job is to facilitate now have stacks of high court decitalks and dole out funds to aboriginal sions that make aboriginal title real groups researching and negotiating and inescapable, if not well defined.) treaties. As of this year, they have disTom Fletcher Other commissioners agreed with bursed $500 million, $400 million of it Pierre about Ottawa’s role, including loans that must be repaid out of treaty the federal appointee, Jerry Lampert. settlements. “The Canadian system is such that they are “We are 19 years into the process, and we have, just on the First Nations side, a half a billion dollar constantly going back to Ottawa for mandates for investment, and when are we going to start seeing their individual negotiators,” Lampert said. “This is bureaucratic, and it plays against the idea that a return on that investment?” Pierre asked. we’re in a real negotiation.” It’s safe to assume that there has been at least With a majority government in Ottawa, and that much spent by the federal and provincial govB.C. MP John Duncan as federal aboriginal affairs ernments as well. And after a burst of progress with the Tsawwassen and Maa-Nulth treaties, and minister, there is hope of movement. And there is

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action on another front. Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq was in B.C. last week to sign an agreement to hand over authority and funding for on-reserve health programs to a new aboriginal authority that will work with the provincial health system directly to administer reserve health programs. This will end a parallel health system run by Ottawa on reserves. A similar agreement was signed in 2006 for aboriginal schooling. Alas, five years later, there is still wrangling between the First Nations Education Steering Committee and Ottawa over funding. But I’m told there is progress there, with resolution possible by the end of this year. Sto:lo Tribal Chief Doug Kelly, chair of the First Nations Health Council, says its financing terms are clear, and dealing Ottawa out of health care delivery will improve outcomes. B.C. Health Minister Mike de Jong and Aboriginal Relations Minister Mary Polak agree that these broader self-government transfers for health and education, along with forest and mining deals, will bring treaties closer. Pierre’s blunt warning must have been heard in Ottawa. It appears the Sliammon treaty has been located and will receive federal blessing this week. ■ Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com.


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It is disturbing that well-known BCA supporter Brian O’Neill has chosen to ridicule me, Burnaby’s first Asian Canadian candidate for mayor. Not only I have run for public office in the past, but have been a successful businessman and have extensive business connections with our Asian trading partners which can only benefit Burnaby. While O’Neill seems to believe Burnaby politics is reserved for the BCA and its chosen patronage appointees, we should be acknowledging the fact that a hard-working

Time to switch to decaf? I read yet another letter from Rick McGowan of the Burnaby Greens in the NewsLeader, commenting on my letter welcoming Jean Hincks, the new publisher of the NewsLeader to Burnaby and her remarks on our city. My letter seems to have struck a nerve with Rick. I would suggest you folks lighten up a bit. If you venture into the political arena, you Green Party officials had best be prepared to debate, and convince the public of the value of such policies. And be prepared for responses from the public. You claim I have insulted the intelligence of the Burnaby voters with my comments. Quite the contrary, Mr. McGowan. The Burnaby voters have elected BCA members for over 25 years. I trust they will again base their conclusions on how they feel their city is governed. That is not an insult to Burnaby voters. Meantime, the debate will proceed. I might suggest, though, that you try decaf coffee. Gord Larkin President Burnaby Citizens Association

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The Occupy movements have highlighted an issue that no one seems to want to deal with in any serious manner: we are leaving more and more people behind in society. The ranks of the marginalized, who have to fight every day just to survive, continue to grow and the middle class seems to be shrinking before our eyes. It’s more than just income inequality though. There’s a shortage of what we had a generation ago that helped our parents’ generation grow and prosper, and that’s bold ideas and a willingness for government to enact those ideas. Even now that the recession is over there are still no jobs for everyone, and what jobs there are pay less and have less security than the ones that have left. The powers that be have been taken in by the spell of neoliberalism and crony capitalism; that if we simply make the wealthiest and most successful get wealthier and earn more profit that somehow it will trickle down and there will magically be more jobs for people. It has not worked. The experiment of supply-side economics failed, and a whole generation is suffering because of it. Tax cuts are not the solution that will end the societal ills that continue to affect us. They are not even a panacea that will give people the hope they need to fight on for another day. It is time for governments at every level to actively resist the clarion call of their largest donors and to end this frenzy of self-mutilating tax cuts. We need bold action, a serious plan that will actively work to put our citizens back to work and to lay a foundation that will allow continued growth for the next generation. Soon it will be only the wealthy who can afford anything. A change in direction is needed; we need a government willing to spend for the public good and not just prevent spending to aid those who are already too secure. We need a government that cares for more than those who line their pockets with campaign contributions and golden parachutes upon retirement. We need a government that cares about the people, and as the people, we have that power to create that government. But we can no longer afford to continually reward the politicians who actively try to destroy the foundations of society, all to fund an experiment of economics that we know will fail. Trevor Ritchie Burnaby

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Three candidates for every spot in Burnaby election After nomination deadline, 48 candidates vying for 16 positions in Burnaby By Wanda Chow NEWSLEADER

By the nomination deadline Friday, 48 Burnaby residents had thrown their names in for a shot at one of 16 positions available in the Nov. 19 civic election. Joining incumbent Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan of the Burnaby Citizens Association (BCA) in the mayor’s race are Tom Tao of Team Burnaby and independents Sylvia Gung and Allen Hutton. In the fight over eight spots for city councillor, there are 21 candidates. The incumbents, all representing the BCA, are up for re-election: Pietro Calendino, Richard Chang, Sav Dhaliwal, Dan Johnston, Colleen Jordan, Anne Kang, Paul McDonell and Nick Volkow.

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Mumford and Tony Coccia who stepped down. Team Burnaby’s slate for school board comprises Bonda Bitzer, Alex Hui, Jeff Kuah, Rennie Maierle, Glen Power, Pablo Su and Anne Sharleen Sylva. The Greens are represented by former Team Burnaby trustee Helen Chang, and Scott Janzen. A new party, Burnaby Parents’ Voice, created out of a group opposed to the school district’s anti-homophobia policy, has five candidates for trustee: Homara Ahmad, Charter Lau, Helen Ward, Gordon World and Long Xue. There are two independents, Jade Tomelden and former Team trustee candidate Franca Zumpano-Luongo. Advanced voting will be held at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts on Nov. 5, 8, 9, and 16, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. All other voters go to the polls on Saturday, Nov. 19.

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The Burnaby-New Westminster Newcomers and Friends Club welcomes women who are new to the area as well as longtime residents. Meet women of all ages and cultures to make new friends. When: Meets the second Wednesday of each month. Info: Lenore, 604-294-6913.

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.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 NewsLeader A13

Few civic politicians agree to sign on to tax-control pledge proposal By Jeff Nagel

forced down to cities by senior governments. “As long as we have federal and provincial governments willing to make Groups pressuring Metro Vancouver us the bank of last resort we can’t pospoliticians to sign pledges or contracts sibly sign that kind of a deal.” promising to rein in their rising tax Hunt said overall tax bills across rates are so far getting few takers. Metro Vancouver are set to rise due to The Canadian Federation of Indepensoaring Metro sewer and water rates, dent Business wants B.C. mayors and which are being driven up by the high councillors to sign a “taxpayer costs of more advanced treatpledge” to hold operating ment mandated by Ottawa and expense growth down to the Victoria. combined increase in population He said local councils will be and inflation, and narrow the gap blamed even if their city’s propbetween property tax rates for erty tax rate doesn’t increase. businesses and home owners. Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts But just 14 incumbents runsaid she might be able to sign ning for re-election in November the tax pledge—if it was revised have so far signed the pledge to fairly reflect the impact of fedWATTS since it was launched in late eral and provincial government September. downloading on civic budgets. “We’re seeing a lot of hesitation,” said “That’s costing us money,” she said. CFIB director Shachi Kurl, adding some “I’m not opposed to signing something candidates initially said they’d sign but like that, but we need to make sure the later got cold feet. downloading is not cost-prohibitive. “In many cities, they’re not actually “It’s easy to say sign on the dotted facing any strong challengers,” she line, but let’s look at the bigger picture.” added. The CFIB says municipal operating No Metro mayors have made such a spending soared nearly 58 per cent from commitment, nor have most incumbent 2000 to 2008. councillors. Some of those who won’t Metro cities also gave unionized sign say it’s difficult to predict what workers pay raises totaling 17.5 per cent financial challenges await future counover five years in a deal that bought cils and it would be unwise to fetter labour peace through the 2010 Olympics. those decisions. But civic leaders say spending is “Please be serious,” said Surrey Coun. up largely due to factors beyond their Marvin Hunt, who ridiculed the pledge control, ranging from the rising costs of as “absurd” in light of rising costs RCMP service to government-mandated BLACK PRESS

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Ghetto made prostitutes easier prey: inquiry Street prostitution subject to two-tiered law enforcement By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS

Police harassment was one of many factors that made Vancouver streetlevel prostitutes easier prey for serial killer Robert Pickton, B.C.’s Missing Women Inquiry heard last week. SFU criminologist John Lowman, an expert on prostitution, testified police used a variety of tactics in the 1990s – from confiscating condoms to taking sex-trade workers on one-way “starlight tours” to distant areas – to get them out of residential areas where they irked neighbours.

Prostitutes were pushed into a low-visibility industrial tract north of Hastings Street, where they ended up more vulnerable to predators, he said. Once the residential nuisance problem was solved, Lowman said, police were less likely to pay attention to the issues of sex-trade workers, many of whom reported hostility or indifference from officers. One of the women Pickton murdered – Sarah de Vries – wrote in her journal that police told her she “deserved” what she got after a client drove her to a wooded area near Port Moody and nearly killed her. Lowman said police on the North Shore didn’t receive bad date sheets with licence plate numbers of violent johns that were

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Taxpayers from all over Metro Vancouver may be forced to help pay a huge bill to rebuild the sewage treatment plants that serve Vancouver and the North Shore. Those cities are supposed to cover more than half of the expected $1.4-billion cost of upgrading the Lions Gate and Iona sewage treatment plants that serve their residents. But Metro Vancouver chief financial officer Jim Rusnak told a recent budget meeting the region may change the existing formula to create a single sewerage area – effectively making all areas pay equally for the upgrades to secondary treatment. That would soften the hit to taxpayers in Vancouver, North Vancouver and West Vancouver but make property owners everywhere else pay more.

Surrey Coun. Marvin Hunt warns it could jack annual sewage fees by perhaps $200 per home in areas like Surrey, Langley and the northeast sector. “It’s just not fair,” Hunt said, adding he hopes an internal review by regional administrators will torpedo the idea. “Otherwise you will hear an awful lot of screaming from South of the Fraser and it will be a very uncomfortable process at Metro.” Hunt said the North Shore is understandably alarmed about the sewer upgrade bill, which threatens to add $1,000 to the annual fees each household pays unless Ottawa and Victoria step in with big cost-sharing grants. But he said the current formula set in 1996 forced areas like Surrey – which uses Metro’s Annacis Island treatment plant – to pay the bulk of the costs when Annacis was upgraded. “If it was fair then, it’s fair now,” Hunt said of the formula. “The guys who are hurting are screaming. The rest of us are saying ‘What’s the problem?

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Hydro cuts 300 jobs, 150 to come VICTORIA – BC Hydro is moving ahead with its costcutting program, eliminating 300 positions and announcing 150 more will be gone in the next two years. BC Hydro CEO Dave Cobb gave few specifics about the type of positions being eliminated. He said the reductions were identified starting in January as the Crown utility prepared for a review of its operations ordered by incoming Premier Christy Clark. About 250 positions were phased out before this week, for a total reduction of 700. Cobb said most of the reductions are through attrition, but there will be “some layoffs” to reach the number needed to

limit rate increases as directed by the government review. Three deputy ministers reviewed BC Hydro operations and reported to Energy Minister Rich Coleman in August. Cobb and Coleman agreed to roll back the general rate increase to eight per cent this year and 3.9 per cent in each of the next two years. BC Hydro’s previous application to regulators was for a 9.73 increase in each of the three years. The Canadian Office and Professional Employees, one of BC Hydro’s two unions, says it is losing 400 meter reader positions as a result of BC Hydro’s installation of wireless smart meters that automatically report con-

sumption and power outages. The review endorsed BC Hydro’s business case for upgrading to smart grid technology. It focused on BC Hydro’s 650 staff engineers, and Coleman said the utility should be contracting out more engineering work. The review found overall staff grew by 41 per cent between 2006 and 2010. Speaking on CKNW radio Thursday, Cobb said he is examining procedures for engineering projects, but he’s not convinced of the need for reductions given the utility’s current array of major construction projects. Hydro Quebec has 1,700 engineers on staff, he said. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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The days are cooler and shorter. The nights are colder and longer. Fall has settled in and the 373 plots at the Burnaby Allotment Gardens are alive with activity. Gardeners like Tony and Sarah Rocchetta are busy bringing in the last of the crops from their 50x20 foot plots, ripping out the wilting plants and preparing the soil so it will yield a bumper crop next season. The Burnaby and Region Allotment Gardens Association was founded in the mid-1970s, with the help of grants from the City of Burnaby and the provincial government. Each plot costs $45 a year to rent, plus a $10 membership fee. The Rocchettas have been tilling the rich dirt at the gardens for about 10 years. Their beans, onion, Russian garlic, zucchini, eggplant, cucumber and chard have been bountiful, even after the wet spring and early summer. The tomatoes, not so much. On a sunny Thursday afternoon, they’re pulling up zucchini plants, tearing down beanstalks and tilling the black earth. The leeks that line one of the beds will remain into December. When the plot is finally cleared, Tony will turn in a pile of organic soil he has stored under a tarp in the back corner. Then he’ll let nature work its magic until spring, when he’ll fertilize and start growing all over again. “You have to let the dirt relax,” he says, resting on his hoe. Winter is the reward for the hard work of spring and summer, when Sarah is able to cook up the vegetables into soups, stews and sauces. Some of them she gives away to family and friends.

Creamy swiss chard pasta INGREDIENTS 1 lb swiss chard 1 tb olive oil 2 garlic cloves, smashed 1/4 cup chopped onion 2 large tomatoes, chopped 1/2 cup fat free sour cream or plain yogurt 1/2 cup 2% milk 1/4 cup parmesan cheese 8 oz fettuccine pasta, cooked according to the instructions on the box salt and pepper METHOD • Wash swiss chard, cut into small pieces • Heat oil in large 2 quart saucepan over medium high heat, 1-2 minutes • Add swiss chard, garlic and onion; cook 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally • Add tomatoes, sour cream or yogurt, milk, parmesan, cooked fettuccine, salt and pepper to taste. Stir well. • Serve warm.

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OPERATIONS MANAGER

Surrey 2012 BC Summer Games (10 month contract position commencing November 1st, 2011)

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The Surrey 2012 BC Summer Games Board of Directors are seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic OPERATIONS MANAGER, adept at leading, organizing and managing an event that will bring together up to 3,800 participants (athletes, coaches, managers, and officials) and 3500 volunteers. The successful candidate must be extremely confident in their ability to develop the Surrey 2012 BC Summer Games into a community event to remember. The OPERATIONS MANAGER will be required to set up and maintain a well functioning Games office and provide support to the Board of Directors (16) and their 73+ Chairs. Related Duties Duties will include: hiring and supervising all Games staff, assisting volunteers in meeting critical deadlines, assisting/ monitoring the functioning of various systems and processes, coordinating the dismantling procedure of all Games property, and attending all required meetings. Past experience in event and/or BC Games planning required. Education & Experience The successful applicant should possess a minimum post secondary diploma in business, recreation, event management or other related field. A minimum 2 years experience in event planning or working with a not for profit society is also preferred. A combination of education and experience will be considered. Remuneration is $3,600 per month plus 10% of salary in lieu of benefits.

Please send resume and covering letter by October 27th, 2011 to: President, Surrey 2012 BC Summer Games Society c/o Parks, Recreation & Culture Department City of Surrey 14245 – 56 Ave, Surrey, BC Canada V3X 3A2 Or Email to summer@surrey2012.ca The Surrey 2012 BC Summer Games Board of Directors thanks all that apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Regular work, dedicated units, Benefits after 3mos. Minimum 2 years mountain exp. required. Fax resume & N print abstract to 1-888-778-3563 or E-mail to jobs@bstmanagement.net or Call: 604.214.3161 DRIVER. HEAVY HAUL Co. Runs Western Canada & US. Looking for committed Class 1 driver with heavy haul low bed exp. Must be able to cross border & go into ports. Serious replies only. Fax resume to 604-853-4179.

FOLDING BOOM CRANE OPERATOR

Required F/T Immediately for local transportation company. Must have class 1 Drivers license, Crane Safe Certification and 3 years experience with crane operation. Must be avail. for evening and weekend shifts.

Competitive wages E-mail resume: shawn.canridge@shaw.ca or fax: 604.465.9176

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MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees needed! Hospitals & Dr.’s need medical office & medical admin staff. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-748-4126. NEW COMMERCIAL BEEKEEPING Certificate Program. GPRC Fairview College Campus ? Alberta. 16 weeks theory. Queen Bee rearing. Paid 26 week work practicum. Affordable residences. Starts January 9, 2012. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/beekeeping.

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

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

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

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UPCOMING AVAILABLE ROUTES CARRIERS NEEDED in Burnaby

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount. 604-721-4555. ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020

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Wild & Crazy, Can’t Be Lazy!

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.

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ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.

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10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005

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BOBCAT and operator wanted for Snow Removal in the Lower Mainland. Rate $100/hour. Must be reliable. Call 604-970-4041 .Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting

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7 ADORABLE, loveable kittens. Very cute. $40 each. Call 604-8553723 Abbotsford. ADORABLE KITTENS, black & white tabbies. Litterbox trained, dewormed. $75. 1 (604)823-2191 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! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 CHIHUAHUA male, tiny teacup, only 3 lb, 4yrs, $600; teacup puppy, 9 week, male, $800. 604-794-7347 CKC Registered BICHON or PUGS. Tattooed, vet checked, 1st shots, health insurance. 604-791-0480. LABS, 2 black females, ready now. 1st shots & dewormed, $400. Call (604)803-9999. 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 NEWFOUNDLAND pups, P/B. 1 females, 1 brown. $1000 (604)8191466. No Sunday calls


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Purebred bluenose pitbull pups. Exc. temperament. 1st shots, vet chk’d, d’wrmd, breeding rights, Parents avail. to view. 11 F $800/ea, 4 M $1000/ea. Call 604-819-7075 RAGDOLL MANX KITTENS Vet checked shots, dewormed. Guaranteed. $300. 604-780-3810. Shitsa-poo puppies, 4 females. 8wks old, ready to go, $500., 604701-6281 or 604-819-2974 Toy Poodle cross pups, 2nd shots, short & stocky, 4 mo, male, $600; female, $750. 1(604)354-3003 or email: dinkytoi@hotmail.ca

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BUILDING SUPPLIES

DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL BUILDINGS Priced to Clear - Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT.

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MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

APARTMENT/CONDO

BURNABY

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Completely remodeled building and 1 & 2 bedroom suites. Located at Metrotown. From $850/mo., includes heat, hot water. Call 604-715-1824

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CLAREMONT TERRACE

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

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Burnaby:

Elec. jacks, exterior speakers, thermopane windows, microwave, dinette slide. $25,995 (stk.31006) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

TOWNHOUSES

NOONS CREEK Housing Co-op Orientation Meeting, Sat. Oct 22, at 1pm in the common room located at #58-675 Noons Creek Dr. Port Moody. We are accepting applications for 2, 3 & 4 bdrm market and subsidized townhouse units. 1 Bdrms not available. Share purchase from $1400-$1800. $15 Non-refundable application fee required. Applications available at orientation Please call 604-469-9763 PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/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

2011 SALEM T23FD

Pass through storage, DSI water heater, outside shower, enclosed / heated fresh water tank. $15,995 (Stk.30371) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

TRANSPORTATION

Call 604-421-1235

FUEL

1YR Seasoned Alder Birch Maple Clean, Split, DRY & Delivered. Family Operated for 20 yrs. (604)825-9264

559

RENTALS

www.aptrentals.net BURNABY

810

845

AUTO FINANCING

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

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

www.UapplyUdrive.ca

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

CAN’T GET UP your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.

REAL ESTATE

BURNABY

AutoCredit Auto Approved!

Villa Del Mar 625

FOR SALE BY OWNER

N.W. MISSION STAVE FALLS Since 1971 5 acres, buildings, view, timber, springwater pot. to subdivide X 1/2 $636,000 (604)462-7295 cel 604-207-6151 peteroatstavebench.wordpress.com /2011/10/06/acreage-for-sale

626

HOUSES FOR SALE

Duplex on 4.5 acres, Foothills area, 1 side rented $1900/mo $789,000.obo 1-250-558-9993

627

HOMES WANTED

* WE BUY HOUSES * Older Homes! Pretty Homes! Moving! Estate Sale! Divorcing! Need Your Cash Now! Just Want Out! Any Price Range! No Fees! No Risks!

604-626-9647 www.webuyhomesbc.com

636

MORTGAGES

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca Purchase/Renew/Refinance Priv. 2nd MTG avl. Low Rates. Raj 604767-5050 www.mortgagebazar.ca

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

6630 Telford Ave.

Bright large newly reno’d 1 and 2 bedroom suites for rent. Freshly painted, new hardwood floors, huge balcony. Only 2 min walk to Metrotown Mall. Please call 604-715-1824 to view. Move in TODAY! BURNABY

Walker Manor 6985 Walker Ave Bright large 1 bedroom for rent in a newly reno’d building. Large balcony, freshly painted with hardwood floors. 2 Min walk to Highgate Mall & all major transit.

Please call 778-994-2334 BURNABY

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

Call 604- 521-3448

See us first FREE Delivery Largest Dealer group Western Canada

Call 1-888-635-9911 or apply online

Autocredit911.com FREE CASH BACK 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. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in October, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888593-6095.

818

CARS - DOMESTIC

1979 MERCEDES 300D, AirCrd, runs great, reblt mtr/trans, $1600. Phone (604)945-1003 (Coquitlam). 2002 BUICK CENTURY, 149k. New tires & brakes. Perfect condition. $3900 obo. 778-565-4230. 2006 Chevy Cobalt SS black, loaded, 5/spd, s/roof. MP3 no acc. lady driven 59K. $9800. 604-789-4859.

COQUITLAM

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

Call (604) 931-2670

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS

2000 Mercedes 4 dr. 230 Classic compressor, 1 owner, garage kept, exc cond. $6900. 604-619-5501. 2002 BMW, 325i, 4/dr, 83K’s, clear coat red w/black interior,recent tune up/brakes, tires. If you’re looking for an excellent pristine car, ths is the one! $11,500/obo. 604-541-0018. 2002 Honda Civic 4 dr auto aircared mag whls. 170,000k. $4,900 obo. 604-836-5931, 778-895-7570. 2011 NISSAN VERSA, 4 door, hatchback, auto. grey, new tires. $9300 firm. Call 604-538-4883.

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

NEW WESTMINSTER

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Secure parking available. For viewing call:

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

Call 604- 522-5230 Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

1987 FORD Econoline Class “C” RV 29ft, well kept cond., 95,000kms, sleeps 6. $4900. 604-477-4549 2008 FREEDOM SPIRIT 20’ travel trailer, like new, hardly used, a/c, f/s, dble bed, dble sink, nook, couch 2 prop tanks/2 batteries, $11,500 obo. Please call: (604)581-5117

BURNABY

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Completely remodeled building and 1 & 2 bedroom suites. Located at Metro Town. From $850/mo., includes heat, hot water. Call 778-323-0237 NEW WESTMINSTER - Uptown CHARTER HOUSE, 2Bdrm apt, $1300, heat and hot water included. 1 parking, pool, sauna, no pets. (604)526-2663

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

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TRUCKS & VANS

1995 AEROSTAR XLT Sport, good shape, quick sale $1700 obo (604)541-1457 1996 Villager Nautica edition 7 pass full load sunroof 1 owner no accid. Great cond. $1995 604-723-0050 2001 DODGE CARAVAN. White w/grey interior, exc cond. 123,000 kms. $4,300. Call 604-859-7233

2009 FORD RANGER auto, w/canopy, boxliner, sliding rear window, A/C, 20K, no accid, orig owner. Lots of factory warranty left. $11,500. Call 604-864-0337 or 604-614-5739.

MARINE 912

BOATS

ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10’, 12’ or 14’, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720

Colonial House 435 Ash Street

Super Clean ONE Bedrooms Quiet & well maintained bldg. Includes heat & hot water. On site manager. Cat okay.

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

2000 BAYLINER 2859 28ft, hours 380, new manifolds & zinks, moorage avail. $35,000. 604-944-6415.

APARTMENT/CONDO

BURNABY

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

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

706

Best rates fastest approvals.

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

PITT MEADOWS top flr crnr, new, faces golf crse, 1300s/f, 2bd +den,2 ba, 5 appl, 2 prk, lrg utilrm, storage. One of a kind view.Nr amens, ns/np ref’s Nov1. $1550/ 778-892-6607

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HOMES FOR RENT

NORTH DELTA, 80/110. 4 bdrm 2 storey house. 2 full washrms. Avail now. $1500/mo. 604-807-1770

2011 FunFinder 18’ travel trailer. Electric jacks, awning, stabilizers, slide-out, TV, microwave, sleeps 4. Too much to list! $20,395/obo. Call 604-521-6037.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Margaret Lorraine McCrae otherwise known as Margaret L. McCrae and Margaret McCrae, deceased, late of Imperial Place, Unit #304, 13853 102 Avenue, in the City of Surrey, in the Province of British Columbia, are hereby required to send particulars of their claims to the Executor at the following address: c/o McQuarrie Hunter LLP, Barristers & Solicitors Attention: Allison Catherwood #1500 - 13450 102 Avenue, Surrey, B.C. V3T 5X3 before the 21st day of November, 2011, after which date the Executor will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to claims of which the Executor then has notice.

Two open heart surgeries. One big need. Help us build a new BC Children’s Hospital. Please Give. 1.888.663.3033 beasuperhero.ca


A24 NewsLeader Wednesday, October 19, 2011

K C I O R R T T Y R H E AT ! T L A E H This year, have a HAPPY and HEALTHY Halloween! Hand out healthy treats like apples or mandarin oranges to trick-ortreaters.

JOIN KIN’S PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST Visit www.kinsfarmmarket.com for more details!

Prices effective: October 19th - October 23rd, 2011

Premium & Sweet

Jumbo Green Grapes

$1.39/lb

Large, Fresh & Nutritious

Premium Jet Fresh, Freshest in Town

$1.29 ea

$1.49/lb

Cauliflower California Grown

California Grown

Maui Gold Pineapple Hawaii Grown

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT! Together we raised over $3000 for The Salvation Army in just one day this Thanksgiving. Good job! Brentwood Town Centre

Lougheed Town Centre

Now Hiring Cashiers and Stockpersons 200-7515 Market Crossing at stores listed. Assistant Manager at various locations. Great benefits and Burnaby advancement opportunities. 604.432.6199 FAX: (604) 272-8065 EMAIL: HR@kinsfarmmarket.com

Royal City Centre Marine Way

103 - 610 6th Street 58 - 4567 Lougheed Hwy 206 - 9855 Austin Rd Beside COBS Bread Beside IHOP Beside Purdy’s 604.520.9923 604.298.8299 604.420.0788

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