NEWSLEADER WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 5 2011
So you want to be a candidate? Local governments need good people to step forward and run for city council and school board. What are the costs for someone who steps forward? The beneďŹ ts? As a civic election looms on November 19, many would-be candidates are wondering: Have I got what it takes? www.burnabynewsleader.com
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Burnaby’s Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, 18, has made the opening-night roster of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. Debate had gone on throughout training camp about whether or not the Burnaby Winter Club product would be returned to his junior club, the Red Deer Rebels. “Ryan will start the season with us,” Oilers head coach Tom Renney told reporters Monday. NugentHopkins had a goal and ﬁve assists in ﬁve pre-season games.
Youth at Creekside Youth Centre in Burnaby will fast for 30 hours to raise money for relief efforts in the Horn of Africa. The “Creekside 30 hour famine” starts at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7 with participants attending school before heading to the youth centre for an all-night event. The fast ends at 3 p.m. Oct. 8 when the group will share a meal. The aim is to raise $1,000 for World Vision. To donate, call 604-415-7607 or visit http://tinyurl.com/6xfuq2o.
A 33-year-old Maple Ridge man faces multiple break and enter charges in connection with a series of incidents at apartment building laundry rooms where the coinoperated machines had their change stolen. The incidents were identiﬁed by the Burnaby RCMP’s crime analyst as possibly the work of a proliﬁc offender. On Saturday, Oct. 1, an off-duty Burnaby RCMP ofﬁcer recognized the suspect and arrested him on the spot.
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What does it take to be a candidate? By Grant Granger NEWSLEADER
ew Westminster school trustee Lisa Graham and her family were in a McDonald’s one day munching on hamburgers when out of the blue, her husband David said, “You know, if you worked at McDonald’s full time ...” Graham wondered where he was going with this. “...You would make more money ...” “... You would work fewer hours than you do on the school board.” And she waited for his punch line. “And we’d get free french fries.” He wasn’t far from the truth, says Graham after telling the story. School trustees, for instance, make less than $25,000 a year. So, if it isn’t the money, what motivates someone to give up many hours of their week to attend meetings, civic events and study staff reports in the name of civic duty?
Start at grassroots Gord Larkin understands the challenge of convincing good people to run. As president of the Burnaby Citizens’ Association, that’s an important part of his job. He says most BCA candidates start out by being involved in the community, whether it’s working on building a playground at
their kids’ school or volunteering for a minor sport organization. Larkin says eventually people decide to run for ofﬁce because the challenge of making the city better appeals to them. “Regardless of party, people have to have that commitment to public service. It’s time consuming and you just want to have to serve,” says Larkin. “It certainly isn’t the remuneration in municipal politics, and politicians aren’t the most adored people in the world.” Neil Powell got his start at the grassroots. Although he won’t be running this time, the Voice New Westminster organizer previously ran for council after being involved in his local residents association. “For others it’s a bevy of things that they see in their city or on their school board that they want to see changed,” says Powell of candidate motivation. “[For me] some of the community concerns were not being served by those on council. Other interests were being served other than those of citizens and taxpayers.” Recruiting quality candidates is not easy, he says, because they need to have an accommodating schedule or an extremely understanding employer. “It’s difﬁcult because it requires a lot of your time once you’re elected,” says Powell. “Mounting a campaign is time consuming, along with also having fulltime employment.”
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“Perception can often become the reality,” says Smith, who believes weak civic election legislation in British Columbia is a big reason why that’s the case. “[Former BC Liberal cabinet minister] Bill Bennett described it quite correctly as the Wild West. There are no limits on spending, no limits on contributions and no limits on where they come from, including outside the country,” says Smith. “We’re probably the last jurisdiction in the country where that’s possible.” To run in the Nov. 19 civic elections, the deadline for candidates to put their name forward to run for city council or school board is Oct. 14. Those considering a run are best advised to do it out of duty, a political scientist says.
Public expects a lot Time is just one thing a civic politician must provide to do an effective job. An uncommon amount of common sense, knowledge of the community and the inner workings of city hall or school district, and being decisive in a fair and just manner are also helpful. “We ask our local politicians to do a fair bit,” says SFU political science professor Patrick Smith, a North Burnaby resident. And yet we don’t pay them much, or even provide them with support such as giving them personal staff, he adds. Some politicians are more ego-driven than others. “For someone to put themselves out in front of a community, it does require a bit of ego. But it’s my experience that most people enter
public life for the good.” Judging by low voter turnout, it seems most residents don’t ﬁnd out who their civic politicians are until something on their street, or with their home, goes wrong. Despite public apathy, councillors and trustees have a lot of power because cities do a range of things that are essential. Still, that doesn’t stop some people from taking a cynical view of a civic politician’s motivation when he or she votes a certain way in council chambers or at a board meeting. Those doubts often surface in relation to proposals from developers who contribute to election campaigns, or when politicians are voting on contract for unions—another signiﬁcant campaign contributor.
Inspired by family For Graham, who has been a trustee for three terms, public service was instilled in her from an early age by her parents, particularly her father, who was an RCMP ofﬁcer for 35 years. She was also inspired because she has an autistic son, and over the years has actively advocated for him. It was while doing that work when someone suggested she’d make a good trustee, adding it wouldn’t be too much trouble because the board only met two Tuesdays a month. It didn’t quite work out that way. “School district issues consume your life because they’re that important,” says Graham, who plans to run again Nov. 19. “You realize you have to step up, but it’s also very satisfying to advocate for others.” email@example.com
MAN CHARGED IN SEXUAL ASSAULTS Vancouver Police Department has charged a man with several sexual assaults against young female victims including several incidents in Burnaby. Martin Tremblay has been charged sexual assault and administering a noxious substance in connection with three separate incidents allegedly involving a 15-year-old girl in Burnaby in 2005, a 14-year-old girl in Vancouver between February and August 2007 and a 19-yearold woman in Burnaby between September 2005 and May 2007. He has also been charged with obtaining sexual services for money from a person under 18 in connection with an incident allegedly involving a 16-yearold girl in Burnaby in 2006. Tremblay was arrested on Sept. 27 just after he was released from the Ford Mountain Correctional Centre. He was arrested by RCMP at a bus depot in Chilliwack as he was about to get on a bus to return to Vancouver. He was remanded on the new charges and was to appear in court on Monday, Oct. 3. wchow@ burnabynewsleader.com
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BCIT employs simulators to train radiation therapy technicians “I think the whole experience will be more professional perhaps, or conﬁdence-inducing even, for the patient.” BCIT student Sanj By Wanda Chow Jassi, in his last year NEWSLEADER of the three-year radiation therapy program, Radiation therapy stuagreed. dents at the B.C. InstiHe noted that in his tute of Technology now ﬁ rst semester of the have a new tool to ready program his class only them for working in the CONTRIBUTED PHOTO had one day working ﬁeld, a 3-D simulator, Radiation therapy students at BCIT practise on the school’s with an actual linear the ﬁrst of its kind in new 3-D simulator that will now allow them to familiarize accelerator at a cancer Western Canada. The Virtual Environ- themselves with the equipment before working with actual centre, which didn’t give them much time to ment for Radiotherapy cancer patients. try it out. The simulator “You’re so limited when you Training (VERT) was will allow for much more pracjust talk. Even pictures and developed in the U.K. and tise at school. slides is limiting. This is very BCIT’s Burnaby campus is the Based on his eight months interactive,” she said. “They second place in Canada to get of practicum experience, Jassi can make motions with this one after the Michener Instisaid the simulator, even the technology and see what the tute in Toronto, said Lorraine physical controller, is just like result is.” Clark Roe, head of the radiathe real thing. Clark Roe believes the tion therapy program at BCIT. “It’s 100 per cent right on. It hands-on training, albeit in VERT is a large 3-D projecsounds like the real machine, the virtual sense, will result tion system that simulates a it moves like the real machine, in a more comfortable experilinear accelerator, a radiation every component that you ence for cancer patients being unit used in treating cancer, can control at the cancer treated by the students during and even offers life-size visualcentres themselves, you can their practicums. izations of the human body. control with the virtual reality “I think [patients will] realize The system allows students machine.” that there’s less hesitation [on to learn how to operate Clark Roe said new radiation the part of the students], there the units in a safe, relaxed therapy students will now start is more conﬁdence,” she said, environment where they can to use the simulator in the ﬁrst as well as less chatter between learn from mistakes without month of the program, when it the student and the actual any harm or interruption to a will be used to introduce basic therapist on what should and patient’s treatment, Clark Roe concepts and safety issues. shouldn’t be done. said.
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Metrotown library ﬁnds bedbugs in books By Wanda Chow NEWSLEADER
It may not have been a mystery but it was certainly a thriller for Metrotown library staff and patrons in recent weeks after bedbugs were found in the branch recently. Metrotown branch manager Deb Thomas said it received the ﬁrst of two reports of bedbugs being found in books on Sept. 19. In one case, a dead bedbug was found and in the other, the bedbug was still alive. The patron took the book home and brought it all the way back, with the live bedbug inside, as soon as it was discovered, Thomas said. “That was immediately bagged.” The pest was conﬁrmed to be a bedbug, prompting the library to call in a pest control company who were on the scene within a day. Thanks to bedbug sniffer dog Ranger, the company was able to pinpoint the location of
the problem—the mystery and thriller section. No additional bugs were found, but some eggs were detected. All the books in that section, several hundreds of them, were sealed in plastic bags and isolated in a room in the library’s parkade. The pest control company steam treated those areas of the library and just this past Thursday, it “cooked” the books in something akin to a mobile convection oven, which heated them to about 50 C to kill any remaining bugs. “Just to be extra, extra careful we are having the books re-inspected before they go back on the shelves ... with the canine sniffer,” Thomas said. The re-inspection will take place a week after the heat treatment to take into account germination periods, and any books that don’t pass the sniff test will be discarded. The sniffer dog will also be re-inspecting the entire library branch just to be on the safe side. “We feel like we’ve basically taken every possible precaution to make sure that it hasn’t affected anybody else.” The initial reports came from two patrons and two other patrons were identiﬁed as being at risk based on the
affected books’ borrowing history. Those patrons were notiﬁed of the issue, she said. Thomas said bedbugs in libraries are not that common with a “few rare occurrences in the Lower Mainland.” She stressed that such facilities are not an ideal breeding ground for the pest. “They’re hard surfaces, they’re cleaned daily, in some cases more than once a day, depending on the area, and generally bedbugs like to feed on people at night and there’s nobody here at night. “It’s very easy to contain pretty quickly as long as you’re alerted early on, and we were in this case.” She added, “I don’t think that there’s a high risk of getting an infestation from the library.” Since the incident, the branch has put in place a protocol for dealing with similar incidents. Staff are being vigilant and have been instructed to bag items immediately if it contains a pest requiring identiﬁcation. “I think we’ve made sure there’s no further danger to the public.” Anyone with concerns is welcome to call Metrotown branch manager Deb Thomas at 604-436-5400.
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Stadium sticker shock There’s no doubt the facelift given to BC Place’s tired and worn concrete structure is spectacular. Iconic a structure as it was, it had become a faded, dirty pillow on Vancouver’s skyline. Now the transformation has given it the look of a gargantuan rack-of-lamb hooked up to Christmas tree lights. It has deﬁnitely brightened up Vancouver’s look, especially at night, for the better. BC Place long ago lost its pizzazz. It was hot and stuffy inside during the summer. The interior was stark, the blue seats blah. The sound system was brutal. The scoreboard pathetically tiny, and the video board lame. Not only did the BC Lions have trouble attracting spectators, but PavCo—the Crown corporation that operates the stadium— struggled to bring in other events. At a minimum it needed a new lid. If this was a house, most cost-conscious homeowners might have just ﬁxed the leaky roof. That would have been the simple Band-Aid solution, and B.C. taxpayers might have been OK with it since it would have been the least costly. The most expensive solution—well over a billion dollars—would have been to demolish it and build another stadium, kind of like what happens every time a Lower Mainland home changes ownership these days. PavCo and the province had to consider whether to go for the basic renovation, the extreme makeover involving upgrading almost every nook and cranny, or the tear down. They opted for Door No. 2 at a cost of $563 million. The decision came at a time when health, education and infrastructure costs were taking off. Half a billion dollars would have been a help in any of those sectors. Part of the plan to pay off the reno on steroids is to sell or lease surrounding property for residential, hotel and casino development. Reports indicate the province will still be on the hook for about half the cost. Despite the glorious glow of the weekend, for many B.C. taxpayers the sticker shock will never wear off.
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VANCOUVER – The annual Union of B.C. There was not a discouraging word about Municipalities convention spent quite a bit of time cellphone towers, the innovation that spawned the talking about new wireless technology. Unfortuanti-wireless cult in California many years ago. nately, most of it was wasted on ignorance and Quite the contrary. fear, fanned by the NDP, Green Party and some MacDiarmid was beseeched to get cell service like-minded opportunists in local government. to northern Vancouver Island and un-serviced A tiny group of protesters gathered outside the parts of the Interior, and to cut through the multiVancouver convention centre each ministry maze still required for routine morning, setting up a pile of picket approval of towers. Cellphones save signs wailing about imagined smart lives on remote highways. meter sins from privacy invasion to In the main hall, supposedly experihuman rights violation. enced municipal leaders continued to One of them allowed that she was parrot fear of “microwaves” and such wearing “special clothing” to ward off drivel, either because they believe it or the bad rays. That’s understandable, because they are pandering to those since BC Hydro calculates a delegate’s who do. wireless signal exposure from four This continued on talk radio, which days at the UBCM convention is equivstoked the smart meter “controversy” alent to standing next to a smart meter all week, apparently because it reliably Tom Fletcher for 1,147 years. And that’s not even calgenerates angry calls. culating those other horrible sources The descent into farce became of electromagnetic energy bombarding downtown complete when delegates had a show of hands Vancouver, such as trafﬁc lights, spark plugs, and on a resolution to place a moratorium on a smart let’s not forget the Sun or Earth’s molten core. meter installation program that BC Hydro has It wasn’t all foolishness, however. I attended already paid for. The vote was too close to call, so an economic development panel, at which physithey had to ﬁsh out their wireless voting devices cian and cabinet minister Margaret MacDiarmid to vote about 55 per cent in favour of the moratodescribed the continuing extension of rural rium. cellphone and internet service underway since the Premier Christy Clark was asked after the extension of the B.C. government’s contract with convention if her government would contemplate Telus. a moratorium on meter installation. “No,” she
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replied. This is not surprising, since the motion effectively asks BC Hydro to waste $930 million. “I’ve spent quite a bit of time talking with the experts about it,” Clark said. “I don’t share those health concerns, because when we’re surrounded by wireless and cellphones, there are a lot of other sources of the problem that they’re concerned about.” I’ve argued with numerous people about this. They often start with an exaggerated claim about the World Health Organization’s risk rating. In fact, WHO acknowledges that people who claim hypersensitivity to electromagnetic signals can’t identify them in controlled studies. WHO also notes that cellphone tower emissions are effectively ﬁve times weaker than the FM radio and TV signals to which we’ve all been exposed for decades. Cell base stations reach no more than two per cent of international limits. And smart meter signals are much weaker than that. I’m done arguing with people who make up their own facts. I’ll just address those who haven’t bought into this nonsense. Please, survey your council candidates on smart meters, and on Nov. 19, support only those who have the common sense to understand what a smart grid is. ■ Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tﬂetcher@blackpress.ca
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As the City of Burnaby honours its “Burnaby Heroes” this month, my mind turns to the many unsung Burnaby heroes I have met in the course of living and volunteering here. These individuals exhibit unbelievable courage, unwavering nobility, astonishing resilience and inspiring passion for helping others. These people have touched my heart and changed my life and I want to take the time to honour them… The parents of children with special needs, who stand in their child’s corner, ﬁghting for their resources, working hard to meet their child’s needs every day and to build a future for them, often feeling exhausted but pushing on for the love of their child and others like them—they are my heroes. The 90-year-old lady who plays tennis for four hours three times a week with her “younger” cohorts, always smiling and encouraging everyone to keep active so they can enjoy their life—she is my hero. The refugee families that arrive in our school system fresh from witnessing their family members killed right in front of them or their loved ones taken away by force, and who work so hard to learn a new language, a new culture, and to build a different life for their children, sometimes by working two jobs, struggling to make ends meet, yet somehow, who still manage a smile for you when they drop the kids off at school in the morning—they are my heroes. The staff at community schools, who not only teach our children, but pour out their hearts and their own resources to meet the needs of the families in the community, who carry those children home with them at night—in their minds and hearts—not taking a job at a different site perhaps because they know this is where the kids really need a wonderful teacher like them—they are my heroes. The dad who walks on crutches, as he has only one leg (a war injury, perhaps) but accompanies his child to school every day, walking him into a new life—he is my hero. The couple who overcame cancer and blindness and opened up a restaurant in Burnaby, serving delicious cultural cuisine to regulars like myself, until recently having to close down due to another battle with cancer—they are my heroes. You, when you stop to buy a homeless person a sandwich, when you hold the door open for an elderly lady with her walker, when you forgive even though it hurts so much, when you live true to your values in the face of opposition, when you do what’s right even though no one else will—you, you are my hero. Vicky Ma Burnaby
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Re: Open season to criticize? (Letters, Sept. 28) Mr. Larkin confuses criticism of BCA policy with criticism of city staff. The Burnaby Greens only criti-
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Re: Online voting option backed by B.C. cities I wonder if voter fraud has been considered when these so-called “experts” recommend online voting. I will give one simple example of voter fraud out of the many possible ways to cheat; how will authorities deal with vote selling? We already know that many eligible voters do not vote as it is. If Person A wants to cheat and give as many votes as they can for their candidate, what will stop them from buying the voting code or number assigned to Person B who doesn’t care about elections? Harmel Guram —online comment burnabynewsleader.com
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Citizens may be able to remotely vote over the Internet to elect their mayor and council as early as 2014. Union of B.C. Municipalities delegates voted by a two-to-one margin Wednesday to urge the province to lay the groundwork to allow online voting as an option three years from now. Advocates of the idea say it could reverse a trend of sagging voter turnout, while detractors worry casting a ballot may no longer be secret, opening the door to vote-tampering by interest groups out to sway the result. “We all have to acknowledge the fact society has changed,” said Coquitlam Coun. Linda Reimer, one of the delegates who voted in favour. Just 20.5 per cent of Coquitlam voters turned out in the last election, she said, and the provincial average is 35 per cent for civic elections. White Rock Coun. Lynne Sinclair dismissed another delegate’s suggestion many seniors aren’t tech-savvy and wouldn’t beneﬁt. She said one Ontario city that allows online
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“Unions are not to blame. It is municipal politicians who have forgotten how to say no to everything but tax increases.” three contenders for Vancouver council seats. Shachi Kurl, the B.C. director of the CFIB, said the initial response is good, considering her group was told not a single incumbent would publicly support the pledge. She’s hoping candidates for municipal ofﬁce will carry the taxpayer pledge message into their campaigns. The UBCM executive issued its own analysis this spring, rebutting several years of CFIB claims that municipal spending is out of control. The UBCM analysis points to rising police, ﬁreﬁghting and recreation costs, as well as those imposed by senior governments such as paying for carbon offsets. Colwood Mayor Dave Saunders also signed the pledge, although he isn’t seeking reelection. He said the tax targets are similar to what his council has accomplished by this year, and he would have signed the pledge if he was running in
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trusted and they believe you can succeed without extensive monitoring. If you don’t currently have a home ofﬁce you’ll need to get organized with a suitable physical setting. Working from the corner of the dining room table would be a poor choice. A separate room—with a door—is the best option, especially if you have Most ofﬁce workers young children at would be ecstatic if home. they were told they Attempt to could work from replicate your curhome, even for part rent ofﬁce if at all of the week: no possible. A comcommuting, a less puter is obviously structured environessential—which ment, the comfort your employer of a residence, may pay for—and a dress code of a good multi-line Simon Gibson pyjamas. phone with call However, as you display, call waitare suspecting, ing and voice mail is also the allure of working mandatory. from home needs to be Consider the layout and considered realistically décor. Although you might because, after all, work think this is a relatively assignments must be minor matter, you do accomplished, whatever need to be comfortable. the setting. Consider choosing a large You note that your desk, a good swiveling employer is encouraging chair, even some artwork you to work from home: and a plant or two. it’s not compulsory but I Organization will be would recommend you go critical: from your ﬁrst for it. You are obviously
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EVENTS TAKE NOTICE THAT the City Council proposes to adopt Bylaw No. 12991 cited as “Burnaby Highway Closure Bylaw No. 5, 2011” pursuant to Section 40 of the Community Charter. The purpose of the proposed bylaw is to close and remove the dedication of certain portions of highway – closure and consolidation of a portion of the rear lane allowance with 4025, 4039, 4047 Dominion Street, closure and consolidation of a portion of the Dominion Street cul-de-sac bulb with Broadview Park addressed 3955 Canada Way (all those portions of road in District Lot 69, Group 1, New Westminster District, dedicated as lane by Plan BCP11613 containing 71.5m², dedicated as lane by Plan 1321 containing 190.9m², dedicated as road by Plan 84314 containing 30.4m², and dedicated as road by Plan 1321 containing 270.6m²) shown outlined and described as Parcel 1, Parcel 2, Parcel 3 and Parcel 4 on Reference Plan prepared by Louis S.Y. Ngan, B.C.L.C.
Burnaby Historical Society: Guests speakers. Visitors welcome. When: Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Where: Carousel Building, Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer lake Ave. Info: 604-297-4565.
Edmonds Entertainers: Seniors theatre group is seeking more members for its May 2012 show, a musical farewell to the current home of Edmonds Centre for 55+, which will move into the new Edmonds Community Centre in late 2012. Info: Rita Stephan, 604-421-1407.
It is proposed to place this bylaw before City Council for consideration of Final Adoption at the regular Council Meeting scheduled for 2011 November 7. The proposed Bylaw and Plan may be inspected at the ofﬁce of the City Clerk, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, British Columbia, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. and Thursdays between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
BCIT Farmers and Artisans Market: Stock up on locally produced farmfresh produce and handmade gifts at reasonable prices. Peruse plants, handmade jams, jellies, soaps, crafts, jewellery and baked goods while enjoying live music by Colonel Panic, a rock band made up of BCIT staff. When: Thursday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: BCIT Burnaby Campus, Campus Square. Info: http://tinyurl. com/3m9z6b2.
Anyone who considers themselves affected by the proposed bylaw is provided an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting the bylaw to Burnaby City Council by submitting a letter addressed to: Mayor and Council, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C. V5G 1M2. All submissions must be received by the City Clerk no later than Noon, Wednesday, 2011 November 2. Anne Skipsey ACTING CITY CLERK Burnaby City Hall 4949 Canada Way Burnaby, BC V5G 1M2
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Kidstuff Swap Meet: Over 70 tables of the best deals in town on everything for children. Free admission. When: Sunday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-297-4597.
Emotional Freedom Te c h n i q u e : Sheryl Stanton, a registered nurse and Emotional Freedom Technique specialist, presents a three-hour introduction to EFT and how it can help eliminate stress, fear and anxiety. When: Tuesday, Oct. 11, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Where: Cameron Complex, 9523 Cameron St., Burnaby. Cost: $20 for those who preregister online or $30 at the door. Info and to register: www.SherylStanton.com/ Events.html.
Art show and sale: Featuring the work of local artists in a variety of mediums including paintings, prints, photographic prints, postcards and art cards at reasonable prices. When: Saturday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Dunwood Place, 901 Colborne St., 11th Floor Lounge, New Westminster.
MACHiNENOiSY’s Tempus Fugitive: World premiere of dance work that merges the spiritual with the theatrical, the sensual with the conceptual. Unfolding in the manner of a science fiction movie, Tempus Fugitive explores aging and memory by juxtaposing visual references to the science fiction Daelik
Handbell ringers needed: If you can read basic music and would like to ring with an enthusiastic group, there are a few openings in the youth and adult ringing groups. Where: Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., New Westminster. Info: 604-597-3894.
Peer counsellor training course: Burnaby Seniors’ Outreach Services Society offers a volunteer opportunity for seniors to assist fellow seniors. Develop personal and communication skills. When: Starts Oct. 11, then twice a week for 10 weeks. Info: 604-291-2258.
Spirit Level: Vagabond Players presents Spirit Level, a comedy by Pam Valentine. Annoyed to find themselves victims of a tragic accident, the ghosts of Jack and Susie Cameron have taken up residence in their former cottage. To ensure their privacy, all interested tenants have been scared away until the arrival of a young couple whose tastes and aspirations are very similar to those of the Camerons. When: Oct. 6 to 29, Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday matinees, 2 p.m. Where: Bernie Legge Theatre, Queen’s Park, New Westminster. Reservations: 604-5210412 or reservations@ vagabondplayers.ca. Info: www.vagabondplayers.ca.
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ONGOING Heritage Uke Club: Organized by Gord Smithers (Guitarist for Deadcats, Swank, ReBeat Generation & Wichita Trip). Learn to play the Ukulele, it’s fun and easy. When: Meets every Monday, 7 to 9 p.m. Where: Back room of Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster. Info: http:// tinyurl.com/3mqje4f.
ESL Conversation Circles at the Library: Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment at the Metrotown library. Each week a librarian will lead a discussion on a variety of everyday topics. Adult learners must have some knowledge of English to participate in group conversations. Free drop-in program, no registration required. When: run to Nov. 29, Tuesdays, 7 to 8 p.m. Where: Bob Prittie Metrotown Library program room, 6100 Willingdon Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-4365400.
Self-help peer group: This peer group meets to learn and practice a proven method of self help to lead a
more peaceful and productive lives. During meetings participants describe everyday events that caused distress and demonstrate use of Cognitive Behaviour Tools used to calm themselves, think clearly and respond constructively. Groups meet weekly in Langley, White Rock, New Westminster and Port Coquitlam. Visit www.recoverycanada.org or call Diane, 604-953-0638. Phone, Online meetings and books available at www. lowselfhelpsystems.org
Line dancing: Friendship and fun exercise set to music. Newcomers welcome. When: Every Friday, 10 a.m. Where: St. Theresa’s Church, Fullwell and Canada Way, Burnaby (enter through basement via parking lot). Info: Pat, 604-299-2532.
55+ Sing-a-Long: Come sing and dance at this happy program. When: Every second Thursday. Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex for 55+, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Register and info: 604-297-4580.
55+ Social Dances: When: Thursdays, 12 to 3 p.m. and 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex
for 55+, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Cost: $5 members, $6 non-members. Register and info: 604-297-4580.
World Poetry New Westminster Night Out: Featured poets, open mike, free raffle and refreshments. Everyone welcome. When: Fourth Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. Where: New Westminster Public Library, 716 6th Ave., New Westminster. Info: 604-5264729 or www.worldpoetry. ca.
New Westminister and District Concert Band: Welcomes new members (10-99 years) wanting to learn to play a musical instrument (no strings) as well as players of all levels. It has three levels of players: beginners, intermediate and seniors. When: Monday and Thursday evenings. Where: Richard McBride School gym, New Westminster. I n f o r m a t i o n : w w w. nwdband.com or Christine, 604-526-8996.
five choirs in Burnaby, Vancouver, North Shore and Nanaimo. Register now – no audition required for town choirs. When: Wednesday nights. Where: Shadbolt Centre, Burnaby. Info: www. bcboyschoir.org or 1-888909-8282.
Mexican train dominoes: Weekly game for players 55 and over. When: Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Where: Willow room, Cameron Seniors’ Recreation Centre, 9523 Cameron St., Burnaby (behind Lougheed Town Centre). Info: 604-2974453.
Drop-In English conversation class: Burnaby Multicultural Society offers a drop-in conversation class. Anyone welcome for socializing while practising English. Class accommodates all levels. When: Every Wednesday, 2:15-4:15 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-12 p.m. Where: 6255 Nelson Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-431-4131, ext. 27 or 29. ■ Email Datebook items to:
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Private water projects opposed Delegates at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention passed a Burnabysponsored resolution calling on the federal government to allow continued public ownership of water and sewer plants when doling out infrastructure grants. Ottawa requires big local projects in line for grants to ﬁrst go through a P3 assessment to see if money can be saved by building them as publicprivate partnerships. The issue has been hot in the Fraser Valley, where Mission and Abbotsford councils are split over whether a shared water supply expansion should be publicly or privately built. Abbotsford is now pursuing the P3 water project itself, over Mission’s objections. Metro Vancouver also faces decisions on the use of P3 partners as it plans to rebuild two major sewage treatment plants and add new waste-toenergy plants. Public sector unions
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Oil tanker concerns lodged Cities are demanding close scrutiny of plans to pump more oil for export through the Lower Mainland. Kinder Morgan wants to more than double the capacity of its Trans Mountain pipeline that sends oil sands crude from Alberta to its terminal in north Burnaby, where oil is loaded onto tankers that sail past downtown Vancouver. An emergency resolution passed by UBCM delegates calls for the highest degree of environmental assessment and meaningful public consultation on any plans to ship more oil by pipeline or tanker in B.C. About 70 doublehulled oil tankers a year are harnessed to tugs and steered by local pilots through Burrard Inlet. Kinder Morgan is also able to send
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Metal, carbon and tanning Delegates also registered their concerns about wire theft, carbon offsets and the health risks of tanning beds. The ongoing scourge of metal theft should be dealt with through consistent provincial rules to regulate metal
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Smart meter freeze urged The campaign to defeat B.C. Hydro’s rollout of wireless smart meters got a boost from mayors and councillors at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention Friday. Delegates voted 55 per cent to support a moratorium on the mandatory installation of smart meters until major issues can be resolved. “There is an important element of personal choice,” Colwood Coun. Judith Cullington said. “Some people are sensitive to this radiation and only a small amount affects them.” She said city councils across the province have been deluged in email by people deeply concerned about the possible health impacts. Some civic leaders who supported the call for a moratorium said they don’t share fears about health risks but think other concerns deserve more attention, from the cost of the meter program to the potential to charge higher rates at peak times. An initial show of hands was inconclusive so the ﬁnal vote was conducted electronically – using wireless voting devices. No delegates spoke against the resolution. Premier Christy Clark said the smart meter installations will continue, despite the UBCM resolution.
Hydro crews have already installed 100,000 smart meters across B.C. and that’s to rise to 250,000 by later this fall. “I don’t share those health concerns,” Clark said Friday. She said B.C. needs an efﬁcient smart grid to save money on electricity delivery and foster economic growth.
Medical marijuana debated Defenders of the right to grow pot under a medical marijuana licence scored a small victory when they derailed a resolution that sought to require distribution be only through licensed commercial growers. Several Metro Vancouver cities want tighter rules to cut down on the number of grow-ops blamed for feeding organized crime and causing safety risks. Donna Shugar, a Sunshine Coast Regional District director, said forcing users to buy through producers might leave the poor and disabled unable to affordably get medical marijuana if they can no longer grow their own. She said concerns about safety could instead be dealt with by reducing the number of plants a licensed user can grow. A Metchosin rep called marijuana part of the fabric of B.C.
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A22 NewsLeader Wednesday, October 5, 2011 EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 125
HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES
HANDS ON SALES PERSON A retired person is required to work part time as a salesperson at a self storage facility. Afternoon to evenings and weekends and holiday relief. Req’d to make collection calls; processing new accounts and other duties as required by management.
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.
Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written. Familiar with Microsoft Office applications. Possess valid Class 5 driver’s license & have own vehicle. Candidate will be asked to agree to a Criminal Record Check. Please send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org INSIDE WORKERS REQUIRED for Commercial laundry in Port Coquitlam. P/T & F/T Mon. to Fri. $11/hr. Apply in person Mon-Fri at: #204, 1515 Broadway St, Pt Coquitlam.
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ALBERTA earthmoving company requires a journeyman heavy duty mechanic. You will work in a modern shop and also have mechanics truck for field work. The job is at Edson, Alberta. We require that you have experience on Cat crawlers and or Deere excavators. Call Lloyd at (780)723-5051.
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CLASS 1 DRIVERS WANTED! Sign bonus $2000 for Owner/op ph: 604-598-3498/fax: 604-598-3497
FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944
Get Your Game Face On! $11 to start/hr, up $20/hr! We are looking for 8-12 people For work in C.S, PR, Promo Travel & Benefits available Class 5 license an asset Call today start tomorrow! Call Kristina at 604-777-2196
HUGHSON TRUCKING INC. is looking for Class 1 Super-B flatdeck drivers. Safety and Performance Bonuses, benefits package, drug & alcohol policy. 2 years experience preferred. We will provide transportation to Southern Alberta. Call 1-800-647-7995 ext 228 or fax resume to 403-6472763
Live-in-Caregiver F/T to look after kids; supervise kid’s activities, general hygiene; prepare & provide meals. Salary: $10/hr Basic English required, Punjabi is an asset. Contact Kuljit: E-mail:email@example.com Fax: 604 597 7779 Location: Burnaby, BC PRODUCTION LABOURER NEEDED for a growing fast paced Roof Tile Manufacturing Co. located in Surrey. Applicant must be prepared for and capable of physically demanding work. Duties include but not limited to general labour, cleanup, product stacking and must be a team player. Please fax resumes to: 604-599-5972 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-7235051.
TOMMY Caters Ltd, North Vancouver, BC, is looking to hire Food & Beverage Processing Supervisor (Noc. 9213). $20 dollars p/h Permanent, 40 hour per week, Speak & Write English, Experience 3 to 5 yrs in the trade is required. Main Duties: Co-ordinate work activities with other units, establish work schedules, Inspect and review for quality control & environmental standards,plan projects. Please send you resume at email@example.com
JOIN NEWALTA Track Hoe Operators #11-0154 Newalta is looking for experienced track hoe operators throughout Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. Driver’s license, four wheel drive vehicle, H2S and first aid required. Any additional tickets needed will be supplied. Oilfield background or remote location experience is an asset. Schedule is 21 days on and 7 days off. Newalta has much to offer including competitive wages, growth opportunities and benefits such as meal allowances and supplied accommodations while on shift. Email/fax your resume: to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (403) 806-7076.
LEAD ROOF TECHNICIAN $28.00 - $38.00 per hour based on experience. Commercial roofing co. hiring lead roofers with extensive exp. in commercial roofing, including: two - ply torch, single ply, sloped and metal. Offering Great Beneﬁts Including: Company Vehicle, Paid Travel, Support Crews, Top Wages, Health/Dental, Pension & Company Uniforms. Must have proven ability to install using RCABC roofing practices and follow WCB regulations. Fax resume: 604-944-2916, Call Adam: 604-944-2977 or e-mail aknipfel@designrooﬁng.ca Visit: www.designrooﬁng.ca
PERSONAL SERVICES 171
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 260
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 329 PAINTING & DECORATING
ELECTRICIAN licensed, local. Low cost. Big&small jobs. Renov. & panel change expert. 604-374-0062. YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
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604.723.8434 Top Quality Painting Exterior / Interior
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
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A Semi Retired Tradesman. Small fix-it or build it jobs-Burnaby/New West. Richard, 604-377-2480
(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com
A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936. ADDITIONS, Renovations & New Construction. Concrete Forming & Framing Specialist. 604.218.3064
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If I can’t do it It can’t be done Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222 INTERIORS: Baths (renos/ repairs) specializing in drywall, doors, flooring, tiling, plumbing, painting, miscellaneous, etc. EXPERIENCED IN OVER 30 LINES OF WORK! * Quality work * Prompt Service * Fair prices For positive results Call Robert SERVICE CALLS WELCOME
WINTERISE irrigation system before winter call Tony Westcoast Irrigation most systems $100. 604 793 5689 valley 604 813 4946 vancouver email email@example.com
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1-2-3 GENERATIONS Lic’d, Bonded Plumbers & Gas Fitters. Family business since 1952. Comm & Res. 604-727-9096 $69/HR. Lic., Insured. Experienced & friendly service. Clogged drains, garburators, leaks & more. Sm jobs OK. Call anytime 604-805-2488.
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LICENSED Plumber, Boilers/Furnaces, Servicing and cleaning, Combustion Analysis Testing, Drains cleaned, Call Brian, 604-726 -2834 24 hr. Emergency Serv. All work guaranteed.
PRESSURE WASHING POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING
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Call Ian 604-724-6373
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
JASON’S ROOFING All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. (604)961-7505, 278-0375
MOVING & STORAGE
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount available. 604-721-4555 or 604-800-9488.
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604 575 5555 ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020
Rooﬁng Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.
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CONCRETE & PLACING
ARTISTICO CONCRETE All cement work, forming & prep. WCB insured. 30 yrs exp, refs. Free est, Joe 604-908-6143, 931-1684
ARCO DRYWALL Ltd. Board, Tape Texture, Frame. New & Reno’s. 20 yrs exp, free est Mike 604-825-1500
#1167 $25 service call, BBB Lge & small jobs. Expert trouble shooter, WCB. Low rates 24/7 604-617-1774
From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
604-537-4140 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240
329 PAINTING & DECORATING MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011 NewLeader A23 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 356
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AUSTRALIAN Shepherd, 5/mo fem, beauty & brains, tri-colour, top family dog. $600 firm. 604-930-8551. BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, vet check $600. (604)796-3026. No Sunday calls BERNESE MOUNTAIN dog puppies, vet checked, 1st shots. Jen 604-807-3853 / firstname.lastname@example.org Boston Terriers pups, ckc reg, vet checked, reputable breeder, excellent pedigree. (604)794-3786 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 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 puppies, tiny teacups, ready to go now. 1 male/1 female, $700. 604-794-7347 Chocolate Lab pups, P/B, vet checked, 1st shots. M-$700/F-$800. View parents. (604)794-7717
Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com
TREE SERVICES A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports
Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $
LAB PUPS, Chocolate, $700. vet ch, dew-claws rem. 1st shots, dewormed. qual. lines (604)702-0217
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 PRESA CANARIO P/B UKC, fem’s $250 Special. Both parents approx. 120 to 150 lbs. Call 778-552-1525. SHELTIES beautiful loveable happy 2 male pups. Warm & cuddly, 6 mo old. House trained. (604)826-6311 YELLOW LAB PUPS. Ready to go. Vet checked, 1st. shots. Parents on site. $400. 604-852-6176 Abbts
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 518
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LABS, 2 fem black & 2 male yellow ready now. 1st shots & dewomred, $500, ph: (604)803-9999.
LABS, Chocolate, Parents CKC, 1st shots, dewormed, vet chkd, M/F, $600/ea. (604)850-4945
1YR Seasoned Alder Birch Maple Clean, Split, DRY & Delivered. Family Operated for 20 yrs. (604)825-9264
LAB Yellow X Golden Retriever pups family/farm raised,shots, short hair, vet checked, parents excellent temper. F$695, M$595. 604-835-0305. MALTIPOOS; 2 fems, 3/mo’s old, 1 black, and 1 white & black. Will be smaller dogs. $500. (604)945-8787 or (604)805-2567
MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 559
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Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991 MOVING SALE - Q/S Ikea Futon bed, Chest of drawers, Queen Anne Dining set with 6 chairs and 6 padded leaves. Chesterfield - neutral colour, compact stereo - speakers & cab. Approx 60 Disney Collectible cups. Sewing Machine - Brothers. China Cabinet. Other Misc items. Call for appt. - All offers considered. (604)683-7265
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82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. www.bchomesforsale.com/ view/lonebutte/ann/ BIG BEAUTIFUL AZ 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. (800) 631-8164 code 4001 or visit www.sunsiteslandrush.com
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 BURNABY
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** 6960 ELWELL ST ** NEAR MIDDLEGATE Quiet, spacious 2 & 1 Bdrms & Bachelor suites. Incld: Balcony, prkg, heat & h/wtr
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.
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OPEN HOUSE, SATURDAY, OCT 1st. 12:30 - 4pm. #201 - 3183 Esmond Ave. Extrememly sought after Condo located in the “Winchelsea” (Phase 3). This condo has over $30,000 in upgrades from custom granite kitchen & bathroom to 18’’ Italian Polished floors. This is the one! Call KYLE Today at (604)6267119 for more info.
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....
1100 SQFT office space near Hwy 1 price/term negotiable. email: email@example.com
HOMES FOR RENT
748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION
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POCO NORTH 2 bdrm. $825mo incl util/cbl N/S N/P. Ref req’d Avail now. Quiet person 604-518-9020
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
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
RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, .83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake (70 Mile House). 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. $230,000. 250-3950599. (Please see bchomesforsale.com/70mile/frank.)
640A REVENUE PROPERTY INVESTORS - Best time to buy Real Estate in the South Cariboo. In all price ranges. 250-395-2133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Century 21 Seaside Realty Ltd (100 Mile).
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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
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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
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Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 The Scrapper
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821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 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.
TRUCKS & VANS
1999 HINO FB box truck, diesel, auto, brakes 90%, new glass, great tires, 1600 lb. lift gate, 316K, $9,999. Call (604)869-3466 2003 F350 white, low ks, exc. cond. All maint. done, ready to drive. $10,000 neg. (604)715-2337
2005 HONDA CIVIC, auto, a/c, p/l, CD, no accid’s, 100K, $7800, call: 778-552-6300 or 604-807-7652. COQUITLAM
Welcome Home ! 1 Bedrooms available near Lougheed Mall and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Refs required.
2007 BMW 530 Xi, Moon roof, Bose Premium CD/DVD entertainment package, Xenon headlight package, heated front and rear seats, climate control, 17” alloy wheels with all seasons, all power options plus extended warranty 2012 or 120km. Certified and e Tested, immaculate condition and ready to go! $16000 Contact: email@example.com
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2006 HONDA ATV - TOURTR -4 wd, elec. switch, auto. $5000/obo. (604)850-5463 or 604-217-3038
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10 Foot WS model with all the trimmings, 13’’ Sansui TV, queen bed 8 foot awning & much more! Excellent Condition. Call for more info. $8600. 604-535-5777 or 604-785-6827
PORT COQUITLAM bright furn’d room in large g/lvl ste, full bath nr amens, $475 incl util/cbl/net. Avail now. NS/NP. Refs. 604-807-9612
HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
– or pay $25 + tax for one week – in all Lower Mainland publications
1999 Slumber Queen Adventurer Camper
615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY BUILDING SALE... FINAL CLEARANCE. “ROCK BOTTOM PRICES” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.
RYDER LK., Chilliwack - $1350/mo. Newly reno’d 3 bdrm/2 brm, dbl grg, fenced. N/S. 604-858-7957
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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
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Pass through storage, heated / enclosed underbelly, ext. shower, microwave & awning. $17,995 (stk.30802) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644 1993 Coleman trailer great shape rec service propane tanks incl. c/w org. manuals fold-out king sz & dble bed table & seating area converts into 3rd bed. $4995. 604-534-6305
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS THE ESTATE OF EVELYN ROSE HODGE, DECEASED All persons having claims against the above estate are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executrix, at 1414 15th Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1H 2Y9, Canada on or before the 10th day of November, 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have then been received. Heather Neufeld, Executrix CLARK WILSON LLP Solicitors
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Premium Sweet (1lb Box)
Snap Top Carrots
Brentwood Town Centre
Fresh & Nutritious (7oz Pack)
Lougheed Town Centre
Royal City Centre Marine Way
103 - 610 6th Street 58 - 4567 Lougheed Hwy 206 - 9855 Austin Rd Beside COBS Bread Beside IHOP Beside Purdyâ€™s 604.520.9923 604.298.8299 604.420.0788
Now Hiring Cashiers and Stockpersons 200-7515 Market Crossing at stores listed. Assistant Manager at various locations. Great benefits and Burnaby advancement opportunities.
FAX: (604) 272-8065 EMAIL: HR@kinsfarmmarket.com
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Published on Oct 5, 2011
Published on Oct 5, 2011
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