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FORCE Burnaby RCMP members are among the group of police, border services and paramedics personnel participating in the Cops for Cancer Tour De Coast this week, the Canadian Cancer Society’s single-largest B.C. fundraiser for pediatric cancer research


Bryson Davies and Stephan Brossard of the Burnaby RCMP prepare to head out for nine days of cycling with the Cops For Cancer Tour de Coast.


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areas of Metro parks, leaving smokers free to puff in large swathes. Langley City Coun. Gayle Martin, chair of the parks committee, supported the change, saying smokers are “an easy target” for the politically correct but a more “common sense” approach is needed. Vancouver Coun. Andrea Reimer was among those who voted to defeat the change, calling it a compromise of a compromise. “There is no inherent right to smoke in a public place,” she said. “The time has come,” added Pitt Meadows Mayor Don MacLean. “I just spent time in Whistler and every one of their parks is smoke-free.” Richmond Coun. Harold Steves said smokers are now so scarce they pose less risk through second-hand smoke than in the past. He questioned how a “little whiff of smoke along a trail” could do much harm. Posting signs and other printed information on the policy would cost the region up to $23,000. A Metro staff report esti-

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Free coffee is up for grabs at 7-Eleven stores across Canada as the convenience store chain presents its first Coffee Day in Canada on Thursday, Sept. 29. People will be able to partake of free medium 16-ounce cups of coffee at each of Burnaby’s five stores from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. The top Burnaby location for coffee sales is at Royal Oak and Kingsway, but nationwide, Calgary tops the company’s coffee sales.

Local historian Archie Miller leads a tour of Fraser and St. Peter’s cemeteries of New Westminster and the final resting place of many of Burnaby’s pioneers on Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Miller will recount stories of some of Burnaby’s most famous names, including Edmonds, Byrne and Love. Presented by Burnaby Village Museum, the tour goes rain or shine and costs $15 for non-members and $13.50 for members. Pre-register: 604-297-4565.

Celebrate fall at Nikkei Centre on Saturday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., when the Nikkei features a Japanese farmers’ and day market with festive food, vendors, and family activities. Entertainment will include Chibi Taiko, Shishimai (Lion dance) from Japan, Japanese folk dance, Japanese contemporary street dance, and Cos Play. Admission is free. The Nikkei is at 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby. Info:

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Kids’ ride is a Tour de Force By Mario Bartel NEWSLEADER

INSIDE THE TOUR DE COAST PELOTON – Bryson Davies’ first ride on a road bike lasted all of 17 seconds. By Thursday the Burnaby RCMP constable will have pedalled more than 900 kilometres in nine days in the Cops for Cancer Tour de Coast. Davies is one of two officers from the Burnaby RCMP, and two from the New Westminster police department, riding in the peloton of 29 members of police departments from around Metro Vancouver, as well as Canadian Border Services and a contingent of paramedics, to raise money for pediatric cancer research. The Tour de Coast, which kicked off last Wednesday at Scott Creek Middle School in Coquitlam, made stops at Burnaby North and South secondary schools as well as the Metrotown branch of Coast Capital Savings on its opening day, before heading to the Sunshine Coast, Powell River, Pemberton and Whistler. The tour returned to Greater Vancouver for its final leg, including stops at Burnaby RCMP on Monday and Honour House and the New Westminster police headquarters on Tuesday. It wraps up Thursday in Richmond and Vancouver. Combined with similar

tours in the north, Vancouver Island and the Fraser Valley, Cops for Cancer raised more than $2.4 million last year, making them the Canadian Cancer Society’s largest B.C. contributor to pediatric cancer research. Getting ready for this year’s tour also helped Davies lose almost 30 pounds. But first he had to learn how to use the ski binding-like pedals that attach his feet to his lithe aluminum Trek road bike. Though he’s ridden on the RCMP’s bike squad that uses mountain bikes to patrol Burnaby’s streets, back alleys and parks, he’d never been on a road bike before signing on to the Tour de Coast. Ten feet into his first training ride, he had trouble twisting his foot out of the pedal and tipped over right in front of his house. “I was bleeding before my first minute on the bike,” says Davies. “I was worried about how much of a fool I was making of myself.”

Hooked from the first ride Lara DeWitt of the New Westminster police department was equally inexperienced when her good friend and fellow officer Adam Spindor approached her about joining him on the tour. Spindor has family members who survived cancer and he’d heard good things

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Stephan Brossard, says he wasn’t shy about using his rank on junior officers to extract donations. He also hosted a barbecue at the Burnaby RCMP headquarters, a 50/50 draw and a spinning marathon on a stationary bike at Lougheed Town Centre. “Every weekend you’re doing something for fundraising,” says Brossard.

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Casey Wright, who’s battled cancer most of his young life, places a beaded necklace around each rider in the Tour de Coast, who will accumulate new beads for each challenge they overcome during their nine-day tour just like young cancer patients gets beads for every treatment or milestone.

about the tour experience from fellow officers who participated in previous rides, but he knew his prospective teammate would be a tough sell. So he waited until DeWitt was in the middle of an overnight shift, when her resistance would be depleted. “Before you say no, hear me out,” he prefaced his pitch. A few weeks later they embarked on their first training ride together, a 25-km loop out to Queensborough. “I thought that was the beall and end-all,” says DeWitt, who was also flummoxed by

the pedals on her borrowed bike and survived a close encounter with a truck on her maiden ride. “I was sore in places I’d never been sore before.” Scheduling training rides around work shifts, family responsibilities and fundraising is a juggling act for most participants. To join the tour, each rider must raise at least $6,000. “That’s where all the stress was,” says Davies, who held a family garage sale and a pub night to reach the goal. “Riding was the stress reliever.” His teammate, Sgt. Accident We Meet

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FOOD BANK EFFORT COLLECTS 247K POUNDS OF FOOD The BC Thanksgiving Food Drive collected 10,084 pounds of food for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, part of 247,605 pounds of food collected provincewide by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Food Banks British Columbia recently. In Burnaby, the effort involved about 245 volunteers putting in more than 1,158 hours of service and visits to 9,711 homes.

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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. 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. 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


Premier Christy Clark unveils her first cabinet lineup in March. Barry Penner (background) resigned as attorney general in August, and on Monday Clark replaced Harry Bloy (left) with Stephanie Cadieux (centre) as social development minister.

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Team announces Tom Tao as its mayoral candidate Right-of-centre party fills out rest of civic slate for November 19 By Wanda Chow NEWSLEADER

Team Burnaby announced its mayoralty candidate on the weekend as local businessman Tom Tao. Tao has run unsuccessfully for public office several times before as an independent—for Burnaby council in 2002 (garnering 2,773 votes) and 2008 (2,235 votes), for mayor in 2005 (1,120 votes) and for MLA in Burnaby-Willingdon in 2005 (142 votes). This will be the first time Tao will be running as a member of a party slate, the right-of-centre Team Burnaby. His main competition will be three-term incumbent Mayor Derek Corrigan of the New Democrataffiliated Burnaby Citizens Association. Tao, who lives in the Metrotown area, was born in China, raised in Taiwan and studied at the University of California, Berkeley. He worked for 20 years in international rela-

dates on Team’s slate are local tions in Taiwan and moved to realtor and two-time Team Burnaby in 1998. candidate Jeffrey Chiu, realtor According to Team BurnaLotus Chung, biotechnology by’s press release, as mayor, company manager Jim Favaro, Tao will “promote business, community and sports voluneconomic development and teer June Jeffries, and former jobs in Burnaby.” RCMP officer and civil servant From 2000 to 2002, he was a Ray Power, who has also run part-owner of the Saskatchfor public office several times ewan Hawks of the International Basketball Association in before. Graham Murchie, an urban partnership with Ted Stepien, planner, will also run for former owner of the National council under the Team banner Basketball Association’s Cleveand has stepped down land Cavaliers. as the party’s president Tao’s profile to do so. at his website, Team’s school board www.tomtao. candidates are former com, offers Burnaby school district this summary: administrator Bonda “Trust cost Bitzer, retired locomohim the family tive engineer and fortune in TaiRANKIN volunteer soccer coach wan. Passion in TAO Alex Hui, businessman basketball and honor as a new citizen and educator Jeff Kuah, retired Burnaby high school principal in Canada cleaned his bank Rennie Maierle, customer seraccount. Tom has been down vice coordinator Glen Power, but never out. photographer and community “Now age, experience and volunteer Pablo Su and legal fitness are his assets. Three assistant Anne Sharleen Sylva. failed election campaigns fuel In the 2008 election, the Burnhim with a new determination aby Citizens Association swept to build a better Burnaby and all available seats for mayor, Canada.” council and school board. Joining previouslyVoters go to the polls this announced former Burnaby year on Nov. 19. councillors Lee Rankin and Garth Evans as council candi-


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Julian has credentials Since the death of NDP leader Jack Layton there’s been a small groundswell of support for Burnaby-New Westminster MP Peter Julian to become Layton’s successor. He’d certainly make a worthy candidate. The basic asset Julian possesses is being bilingual. (He’s trilingual if you count sign language.) Where he learned to speak French also lends him credibility. Julian spent more than a decade working for the New Democrats in Quebec. He also got a degree in international relations from the French-speaking University of Quebec. With the surge of support for the NDP in Quebec, it’s also important for the leader to know where the province is coming from when discussing its deep-rooted issues with the federal government. Julian’s roots in his own riding run deep, having grown up in New Westminster and his father teaching in Burnaby. So naturally, he understands the West, which is where the roots of the NDP developed. Since taking office in 2004, Julian has been on the NDP’s front benches as the party’s current industry critic and deputy and interim caucus chair, while in the past being the critic for six other ministries or departments. In addition, Julian has written up several private member’s bills. The one thing Julian doesn’t have that seems to be a prerequisite for political leadership is a huge ego. That is a good thing. His easy-going style with people, from struggling constituents to movers and shakers, would be welcome on the federal scene. For Burnaby and New Westminster’s sake, if he were to become leader it would give the area a cachet with the rest of the country not seen since the days of Tommy Douglas, when the NDP legend parachuted into the neighbourhood in 1962. The NDP could do a lot worse than choosing Peter Julian and will be hard pressed to find anybody better to be its next leader.

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B.C. jobs plan bumps into reality NDP leader Adrian Dix leapt on that announceVICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark’s “B.C. Jobs ment, saying it proves the BC Liberals starved the Plan” took some hits as she was finishing her regional offices. week-long publicity tour to roll it out. He’s right on that. For example, the resource The serious damage wasn’t from her political ministry’s regional director for Skeena told the opponents on the left and right. The body blows Bulkley-Nechako regional district board this came from Europe, the United States and China, spring he has 30 per cent less staff than five years where the storm clouds of a second recession ago. Some of that is a result of ending continued to gather. As world leaders duplication of forest, energy and other offered up a chorus of warning about ministries, but by this spring there debt and falling consumer demand, were 65 independent power projects commodity markets for metals, coal waiting for approval in Skeena alone. and petroleum tumbled along with Of course the NDP would fix that stocks. backlog by killing off the projects, One of the few firm targets Clark and presumably break up the natural offered was that eight new mines resources ministry again, to ramp up should be up and running in B.C. by their beloved government jobs. 2015, with expansions or upgrades to The NDP also jumped on BC Liberal nine more existing mines. That is the Tom Fletcher MLA John Les for going to high-unemtotal arrived at after detailed meetployment Nanaimo and suggesting ings with the industry. But if China’s people should look north where jobs factories slow down because fewer are going begging. Americans and Europeans buy their goods, those Construction company Ledcor had job fairs in projects can fade as quickly as the price of copper. Prince George and Chetwynd in early September, Total provincial spending for the B.C. jobs plan looking for hundreds of truck drivers, heavy comes out around $300 million. The big-ticket equipment operators, drillers, blasters, mechanitems were contributions to port and rail facilities ics, surveyors and labourers for the Willow Creek at Prince Rupert and Tsawwassen. Another $24 coal mine in Tumbler Ridge. Another job fair million goes to staff up natural resource permit was held in Fort St. James around the same time, offices, which are backlogged after amalgamation looking for equipment operators for the Mount of various ministry functions.


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Milligan copper-gold mine. I had a chat a couple of weeks ago with a grader operator in Dawson Creek, working in the gas patch. Most of the pickups he sees on job sites have Alberta licence plates. So let’s say you’re an able-bodied unemployed guy sitting in Nanaimo, waiting for a job to come to you. If that’s how you think the economy works, it’s no surprise if your preferred political message is Dix’s 1960s socialist blather about the government forcibly sharing the wealth. And it’s no surprise that you’re unemployed. BC Conservative leader John Cummins trashed the Prince Rupert port announcement as a payoff to local aboriginal people for a potash facility. “The usual Liberal policy of giving natives a veto on new projects has got to end,” Cummins said, demonstrating once again that he understands nothing about the evolution of this issue in the past 20 years. In summary, Clark’s jobs plan is to continue Gordon Campbell’s Pacific gateway strategy. The opposition parties are reheating decades-old failed options they hope will smell better than a stale three-term government. And B.C. is, as always, at the mercy of world events. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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Last week, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson stopped in Brantford, Ont., to campaign in favour of his new omnibus crime bill. At the stop, Minister Nicholson promised that this is only the beginning and that more crime legislation can be expected throughout the Conservative government’s term in office. It is disappointing that these bills are being rolled together in order to dare the opposition parties to vote against the whole package just to stop one or two excessive policy decisions. To be sure, much of what is being proposed is unacceptable and does not do anything to improve the security situation in our cities and small towns. But there is the public perception that adding more crimes and criminalizing more activities will lead to greater safety. What this omnibus crime bill does not do is address one of the true problems of the justice system—that is, the crippling lack of prosecuting lawyers and judges who are able to hear cases. There is an increasing backlog of cases that are being dropped or delayed due to a lack of experienced individuals to try the cases and ensure that justice is done. Adding more crimes and increasing the number of people arrested and thus waiting for trials will only exacerbate this problem. We have all seen and heard of cases where guilty individuals were being released from incarceration due to a lack of speedy trial, which is guaranteed to all persons under the Canadian Constitution. This government likes to say they are tough on crime, and the public security and safety is one of their top priorities. It is difficult to believe this kind of commentary from the Conservatives when they are blatantly ignoring the easiest solutions to ensure our justice system works to the best of its abilities. What does this government plan to do to reduce the backlog of court cases and criminals waiting to face a trial and justice? Trevor Ritchie Burnaby

Don’t let the rain stop you How many of us would leave the comfort of our homes to go out and vote in a rainstorm? For some of us, the mere appearance of a dark cloud in the sky is enough excuse to forego our democratic inconvenience—er, right. Consider then the plight of modern day Afghanistan, as shared by human rights activist Lauryn Oates on Sunday, Sept. 18 at the inaugural Afghan Cultural Heritage Day in Burnaby. Oates, the afternoon’s keynote speaker, is a projects director with Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (www. She told the audience about this year’s parliamentary elections in Afghanistan. There were over 150 incidents of violence that day aimed at sabotaging democracy: grenades thrown into schoolhouses which were serving as polling stations, suicide bombings, shootings and rocket attacks. That’s what made the news. But according to Oates, the more

extraordinary story was that thousands and thousands of Afghans went to exercise their right to vote, when they could be killed for doing so. As she poignantly asked the packed house at the Scandinavian Community Centre, “Would we have done the same here? If voting meant putting your life on the line, would you still vote?” Now I’m no weather forecaster, but on Nov. 19, our municipal election day, there’s a chance of precipitation. So when you’re debating whether it’s worth the hassle to vote—and you’re trying to remember where you left that darn umbrella—consider the lengths that others around the world are going to in order to do what we too often take for granted. Besides, a little rain never hurt anyone. Harman Pandher Burnaby


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Time to scrap Air Care The BC Liberals promised to scrap the Air Care program when they were first elected. They promised to phase out this program gradually, but in fact only the location near BCIT in Burnaby was closed. After almost 10 years of government there appears no plan to keep this promise. This program has been subsidized by TransLink and ICBC with our tax dollars. TransLink and ICBC are always asking for more money from us. I think this is a good time to kill this program entirely, because the Air Care program contract expires at the end of December 2011. Today, more and more people are using public transportation, electric vehicles and scooters, and even bicycles. This trend will continue, so the air quality will keep improving. Wai Hui Burnaby

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Open season to criticize? Re: Burnaby should spread density around (Letters, NewsLeader, Sept. 23) I read with interest yet another of Mr. Rick McGowan’s letters. It would seem he is not happy with the current city council and city staff. I would direct his attention to the page 6 column last Friday (“An exciting new adventure in Burnaby”) from the new publisher of the NewsLeader, Ms. Jean Hincks. While Mr McGowan seems to find fault with damn near everything Burnaby has become, Ms. Hincks seems to hold a different view. Obviously Mr McGowan has political aspirations, so everything is fair game to criticize. But I might offer him a couple of suggestions for future letters to the NewsLeader. Please include some costing numbers and specific solutions, and I would be careful about name calling city staff. They do a great job administering the complexities of keeping Burnaby the great city it is. And finally, welcome to Burnaby, Ms. Hincks. You’re right, it’s a wonderful city. Gord Larkin Burnaby

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Re: Progressive marks 30 years (NewsLeader, Sept. 14) The executive director of Progressive Housing is quoted saying: “Many of (Progressive’s Burnaby clients) have never ever been connected with a service provider of any kind.” This is a tragedy and a travesty. But not surprising. Burnaby is one of just two Metro cities not hosting a permanent emergency shelter. Such a facility (recommended by the city’s own Homelessness Task Force) could easily include workspace for social workers and compassionate volunteers to help fill this delivery gap between the homeless and already available community support services. Progressive Housing even has building plans. But Burnaby’s incumbent BCA council refuses to zone a building site or invest civic funds in such a facility. They would rather spend civic tax dollars sending city staff and the RCMP into parks to roust “vagrants” or tear up “temporary structures.” This is socially regressive and economically wrong-headed. Mayor Gregor Robertson, a true green champion, spends millions of civic dollars, some borrowed, on shelter beds for Vancouver. Mayor Corrigan, award-collecting champion, spends nothing on shelter beds (claiming he lacks jurisdiction) and almost nothing on social housing for Burnaby even as he hoards $500 million in civic reserves; including money explicitly dedicated to social housing by past BCA mayors Bill Copeland and Doug Drummond. Mayor Robertson is building so much social housing because he commissioned a Vancouver Police Department (VPD) study showing that about 30 per cent of all officer calls taken involved marginally housed (homeless) people, who could not be held for committing real crimes nor helped to find proper housing. The implication was that the VPD was spending hundreds

of thousands of civic dollars every day arresting and releasing the homeless over and over again. G. Bruce Friesen President Burnaby Municipal Greens

Perhaps the NDP needs an education Listening to Adrian Dix’s finance critic, Bruce Ralston, on a radio call-in show last week, as he tried to explain why the NDP oppose Premier Christy Clark’s investment in the Prince Rupert port expansion and the Kitimat LNG plant, was almost farcical. Basically, the NDP’s argument was that we would be better off paying for people to go to school. Let me get this straight: the NDP’s jobs plan is to spend millions of taxpayer dollars to educate people for jobs that don’t exist, while simultaneously opposing tax cuts and investments in projects that would actually create jobs. Like a lot of British Columbians, I don’t miss the days of endless deficits, special-interest corruption and unemployment that Mr. Dix’s last tenure in government produced. And it looks like he’s not changed one bit since then. Whether it’s finding new and exciting ways to send jobs out of the province, like taxing the pants off people and small businesses, or whether it’s “fresh ideas” like taking the forestry industry back to the 1950s and trying to compete with paper and product manufacturers in the global market, clearly Mr. Dix just doesn’t get it. The NDP were not kicked out of office in 2001 because the people were bored. They were kicked out because they just can’t see past their own noses, and make decisions only in the favour of special interests, not the people’s interest. Pamela Gardner Burnaby

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Local surgeon healing with the enemy By Todd Coyne

wouldn’t have a chance to forget. By the time he found his cot, weary after 36 hours of travel, swarms of rockets began whizzing overhead like 107-mm Jamie Dunwoody never expected when hornets. he signed up to serve the war effort in “We were attacked every single day. Afghanistan that he’d be working for both Rockets flew around the base non-stop,” sides. Dunwoody said. But such is the reality of fulfilling the But for all their noise and bluster, the doctor’s Hippocratic oath in the middle of rockets had little of their desired impact a warzone. and their menace soon turned to mundane The Burnaby Hospital surgeon is nuisance. And so the work began. recently back from a month-long stint in They say Afghanistan the operating room at has two seasons: Winter Kandahar Airfield, one Following up and fighting season. And of the coalition army’s The July 15 edition of the after a 12-hour snooze, busiest combat hospitals Burnaby NewsLeader featured a Dunwoody soon found in Afghanistan. story on Burnaby Hospital surgeon himself in the July heat of When Dunwoody Jamie Dunwoody, who was on his that unfairest of seasons. decided earlier this way to spend a month working in “This is a real trauma year that he wanted Kandahar. facility,” he said, pullto experience the war ing down hard on the first hand, he enlisted syllables. “There is no in the army and within congestive heart failure here.” just weeks he found himself in the roarDay one brought him victims of a roading belly of a C-17 cargo plane bound for side bomb—an improvised weapon which Afghanistan. would account for 80 per cent of all patient With a reservist’s wage in his pocket visits, Dunwoody estimated. and a Browning 9mm on his hip, it wasn’t “I saw an American soldier with both the same workaday lifestyle Dunwoody was used to. That much was clear from his of his legs blown off and one of his arms blown off, his genitalia blown off and his first morning commute. pelvis open. And we saved him. That was Landing at Kandahar Airfield is like not uncommon.” landing in Las Vegas, Dunwoody recalled. Of the remaining 20 per cent of the It’s hot, dusty and bright, incredibly so, injuries he saw, Dunwoody estimated even at 2 a.m. that about 15 per cent were “Right away they took our passports miscellaneous battlefield and told us what to do in case of a rocket emergencies, three per cent attack.” were motor-vehicle injuries What to do, it seems, is hit the nearest and two per cent were gunshot dirt and lay there for two minutes, then wounds — a figure much report to the nearest bunker for roll call. higher for the Taliban fighters Those were instructions Dunwoody BLACK PRESS


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Website lists former grow ops, drug labs RCMP intends to keep information current A new page has been launched on the RCMP’s website listing the locations of marijuana grow operations or illegal drug labs that were dismantled by Mounties under a search warrant, including nine in Burnaby. The RCMP plans to continually update the list and provide resources for landlords and property buyers to deal with the damage such operations cause. “Property insurance is not designed to cover the destruction and loss resulting from an illegal marijuana grow operation,” said Ralph Palumbo, Ontario vice president of the Insurance Bureau of Canada in a press release. “It is not an accident or a random act of violence, like a break-in or damage caused by a storm.” Realtors believe homebuyers should be able to determine whether a house for sale has been used for a grow-op in the past, said Gary Morse, president of the Canadian Real Estate Association in a press release. “The structural integrity and inhabitability of such houses may be compromised and prospective buyers need to know that costly remediation may be needed to correct health and safety issues.” In Burnaby, the properties listed include a warehouse at 7033 MacPherson Ave. where a grow-op was busted in January. Burnaby RCMP found 1,298 marijuana plants there inside four two-ton transport trucks which were stored inside the warehouse. Other Burnaby addresses listed, where grow-ops have been found since December 2010, include homes at 6084 Marine Dr. (140 marijuana plants), 128 Glynde Ave. (38 plants), 3765 Wakefield Court (633 plants), 6875 Burlington Ave. (18 plants), 3063 Astor Dr. (476 plants), 6537 Portland St. (592 plants), 1633 Taralawn Court (538 plants) and 4330 Charles St. (152 plants). Anyone with information about a grow-op in their neighbourhood can call CrimeStoppers, and remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Library marks 20 years Metrotown branch milestone to feature 20 hours of programming to end with late-night film noir double bill By Wanda Chow NEWSLEADER

Expect a wide range of programming as Burnaby Public Library’s Bob Prittie Metrotown branch marks its 20th anniversary with 20 hours of programming on Saturday, Oct. 1. The day will start with a light community breakfast of coffee and muffins at 7 a.m. Saturday and ends following a film noir double bill at 3 a.m. Sunday morning. In between, activities will include tai chi and Chinese dance demonstrations at Civic Square next door, a children’s puppet show, performances by Tempos Youth Choir and Silk Road Music, video games for teens and birthday cupcakes. Library staff will also announce the prize winners of contests including “your favourite book moment” and “Chinese readers’ favourites.” The contests themselves offer an indication of how much the library has changed. While it used to share a multilingual collection through the national library, the branch now has a Chinese language collection second in size only to its English offerings, said Metrotown branch manager Deb Thomas. With

row materials.” Chinese speakers making up about The corner where it’s located, at 30 per cent of Burnaby’s population, Willingdon Avenue and Kingsborit’s very well used. ough Street, has been completely Before the Metrotown branch transformed in the intervening 20 opened in 1991, the area was served years. by a much smaller branch on King“If you look at the photos, basisway closer to Central Park and the cally it’s an empty sky,” Thomas main branch was the former Kingsaid, referring to the lack of highsway location, said Thomas. rises. Photos from 1989 show lots of The Kingsway branch, since trees and a house on replaced by the Tommy Douglas “The neighbourhood the property, which has also served as branch and currently has changed the site of Burnaby being used as a dramatically, the school district offices temporary community centre, was diversity and density and the Phillips and Hoyt Lumber Comonly about 14,000 have changed pany in the past. square feet. That “The neighbourwas dwarfed by the substantially.” hood has changed Metrotown branch Deb Thomas dramatically, the when it opened, at diversity and density 60,000 square feet. Branch manager have changed subFormer chief stantially.” librarian Paul The library is increasingly one Whitney once said he anticipated of the first stops made by new 1,500 people a day would eventually immigrants to Burnaby, often folks use it, but it now sees 2,500 people who come from countries without a daily on average, Thomas noted. In public library system. addition to changes in the material “You can see the wonder in their now available through the library, eyes—’this is all free?’” from downloadable e-books and The library will be open from 7 audiobooks to DVDs and streama.m. to 10 p.m. The film noir double ing music, the way people use the bill, Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow branch has also changed, she said. of a Doubt and Orson Welles’ The It used to be that people picked Stranger, runs 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. It out their books, hung around, then will take place in the program room, left. with access on the east side of the Nowadays, many people spend building, off Civic Square. hours there at a time, reading More information about the event magazines and newspapers, or are and the contests: http://tinyurl. students who stay and study there all day. “We’re becoming used more com/43zoamm. as a space as well as a place to bor-

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Turning on your furnace for the first time after many months has some important considerations to go along with it.

Heating your home By Maggie Calloway As reluctant as we are to even think of the cold damp days and months ahead, some action and attention to detail now while the weather is relatively mild could save you big problems and lots of money if things go pear-shaped with your furnace in the middle of winter. Alex Williams, a partner

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Getting into the basement By Maggie Calloway

My House Design/Build Team’s Managing Director Graeme Huguet (left) and Project Foreman Bruno Hoglund stand outside a renovated house in Delta. The team at My House Design were responsible for all facets of this amazing renovation. Rob Newell photo

A major reno doesn’t have to be scary A 40-year-old home in Delta gets an amazing renovation from the My House Design/ Build Team. By Maggie Calloway This couple bought the house with the intention of renovating right from the start. They had lived in the area and wanted to stay, and their kids had left the nest but live down the street with the grandchildren. They felt comfortable in

the neighbourhood; they fit in. So what to do? What is the next step? Enter the brilliant My House Design/Build Team, who transformed this 40-year-old Lindal Cedar Home with sympathetic grace and made it into a home the owners will stay in for the rest of their days. Like many people, this couple bought the house because they were attracted to the neighbourhood, the mature trees in the backyard and the high cedar ceilings in the house. But the reality was the house just didn’t work for the way we live today. Forty years ago, design was much different; we didn’t have great rooms and open plan living.

Rooms were smaller, with assigned uses and closed-off with walls. The bones of this house were great but it needed a fresh breath of air. My House Design was contracted in the summer of 2010 and started the design process, applied for variance, and permits. They started construction the winter of the same year. Because this was a total renovation, the couple moved into an apartment for the duration. “We did the roofing prior to the weather getting bad then spent the rest of the winter working on the interior,” says Graeme Huguet, Managing Director of My House Design.

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Lurking under your home is something you would love to put out of your mind but you know you have to deal with it. Your damp crawlspace or basement is calling you. The problem is while you are ignoring this space, unpleasant things could be going on. The Lower Mainland is a rain forest, and as beautiful as it is, if we do not control moisture in this space, nasty things like mold thriving and spreading by producing millions of airborne spores could be at work. Frightening rot and decay occur in damp environments, which could cause structural damage if left unchecked. The natural airflow in a house is from bottom to top, so moist air and other nasties are sucked up into the living areas, which could create a very unhealthy environment for people and pets. But there are some steps you can take to make this a nice, clean, spore-free environment. Rob Currie at Basement Systems Vancouver Inc. is passionate about basements and crawlspaces and the difference a well-sealed, moisture-free space can make to your health. “The best way to correct crawlspace problems is to

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My House Design/Build a one-stop-shop for all your renovation needs “ from page.11 “It was very important to this couple that the newly designed home work not just for themselves but work when the kids and grandkids come over, which they do all the time. This is a close-knit family.” First the team upgraded the plant. The original heating system was electric, which was changed over to forced air along with a heat pump. This allowed the family to have heat and air conditioning efficiently at low cost. Energy-efficient gas fireplaces were installed and a lot of care was taken to include build-green concepts into the home. The ceiling was insulated from the top by taking off the existing roof, insulated using foam which created a higher R value, and then a new roof was installed. This kept the interior cedar ceiling, which first attracted the home owners to the house, intact. Removing the roof allowed the team to install pot lighting, which had a huge impact on the finished space. “We changed all the windows and doors; they are all high-efficiency, EnergyStar rated. All the windows have a type of glass which keeps the heat inside in the winter and the heat out in the summer,” Huguet says. “We added energy-efficient skylights to add more light. Because we took everything down to the studs, we were able to insulate all the walls and insulate the crawlspace. The hot water is an on-demand system which is also very efficient.” An addition was added to the front of the house to give more space to the great room and the ability to create a covered entranceway but care was taken to make it seamless. This addition is only six feet long but really made a difference to both the great room and the look of the exterior. There are three bedrooms upstairs; the

house is a split level, with an en-suite for the master and a walk-in closet. Downstairs there is a room which could be a bedroom but is used as a hair salon, a laundry room and another full bathroom. The gem of the downstairs is a wonderful family room/media room with a fireplace, a library area and a big television. “Before we start any renovation, including this one, we do a full energy audit to show the homeowner where they are losing energy,” says Huguet. “Another reason is we want the homeowners to qualify for both federal and provincial grants. Once the renovation is complete we do another audit which will show the difference in efficiency. This client received $3,000 in grant incentives.” My House Design is pretty well one-stop-shopping; 85 per cent of every project is done in-house from design to permits to build to interior design. There is a great advantage to this, as all of the colleagues are constantly in touch with each other regarding ordering materials, scheduling and the multitude of details which go into what is a complicated process. There are no delays waiting for an outside trade to complete their part of the build. The before and after photos show what an amazing home was created for this wonderful family; a home they will certainly enjoy for many years to come.

A Delta home got an incredible upgrade from the people at My House Design/ Build. Changes include energy-efficient gas fireplaces and pot lights in the cedar ceiling. Submitted photos. After photos by Keith Henderson

Furnace safety important “ from page.11 with his brother in A.D.W. Mainland Heat & Air Conditioning, is an expert on heating and cooling. Twenty-seven years of experience means there is not a lot Williams doesn’t know. The first step depends on how old your furnace is. If it’s less than 10 years old, “(you) can take a chance and turn the furnace on because they have a lot of the newer technology and they don’t use much service,” Williams says. “If the furnace is over 10 years old (you) should get a licensed gas fitter to come in for a full service check.” He says they should check several things before giving you the go-ahead. “They should check the heat exchanger, the motor, the amperage draw, a clocking to make sure it’s burning correctly and they should test with a monometer to see if the pressure going to the burner is correct,” Williams says. “The biggest thing is to check for cracks in the heat exchanger because over time metal expands and contracts with heat and eventually it breaks.” The biggest problem with a cracked heat


exchanger is that it can release carbon monoxide into the house. “I would say out of twenty furnaces over 20 years old, five of them will have cracks,” Williams says. “If your family suffers from chronic flu-like symptoms or constant tiredness while at home and they feel better when they are away from the home, check the carbon monoxide levels in the home immediately; your family may be being poisoned.” Williams also says a furnace over 20 years old is only 50 per cent efficient. One has to think about replacing the unit if $50 out of every $100 you send to the natural gas provider is literally not providing any comfort to the family. “Right now the federal government has a grant program called EcoEnergy and the provincial government’s program LiveSmart,” Williams says. “Just by changing your old furnace to a high efficiency (one) you will get $1,390 back ... The average cost of putting in a high efficiency furnace is $4,700 so you are only looking at around $3,300. If you are now losing 50 per cent on the dollar with your old furnace it doesn’t take long to pay for a new safe, efficient one.” Sales Director: Lisa Farquharson • 604-575-5364 • Editor: Kerry Vital 604-575-5346 • Writer: Maggie Calloway Online Advertising • Black Press National Sales • 604-575-5826 Contributing photographers • Martin Knowles,; Rob Newell, RenoNation is published by Black Press Group Ltd., (Suite 309 - 5460 152 Street, Surrey, B.C. V3S 5J9) 350,000 copies are distributed free across Metro Vancouver. Reproduction in whole or part is prohibited.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 NewsLeader A15

Paint now under new manufacturing regulations By Maggie Calloway I checked in with Kevin Skelly of Cloverdale Paint to ask what’s new in paint and ended up with a tutorial on the new regulations governing the manufacture of paint. Normally we, the consumer, wouldn’t necessarily be aware of new regulations but this time the information is important, so mega thanks to Kevin! The technology of paint has come a very long way. In 2010 the federal government, in conjunction with the Canadian Paint Coating Association, came out with regulations restricting the VOC (volatile organic compounds) levels in paint. They divided paint into 53 different categories and set VOC limits for each of the categories. “The two common ones the homeowner would recognize are the flat and non-flat paint,” Skelly says. “The legislation doesn’t care if its latex or oil-based paint; it just says for flat paints the limit is 150 grams per litre and for non-flat paint, eggshell, semi-gloss and

gloss, the limit is 250 grams per litre. What this means is, as of this month ... manufacturers cannot make any new paint product which does not meet these new standards, although the retailers can sell this paint until they run out.” Skelly says that this shouldn’t really affect homeowners. “This would mostly affect your painting contractor if you are in the middle of, or planning, a renovation as they traditionally used alkyd paint which no longer meets the federal standard. The beauty of alkyd paint was its ability to cover in one coat, so the painting contractors will have to radically change the way they do business,” he says. “Manufacturers like ourselves have formulated new paint which does a great job while adhering to the new regulations. For the homeowner this means paint with great durability while still having low VOC,” Skelly continues. All this is great news for those of us concerned about the air quality in our homes. Ever wonder how the fashion designers, car companies, paint companies and interior designers come up with their colour palette for the coming seasons? Wonder no more. “I have been following colour trends through a group called The Colour Marketing Group,” says Skelly. “This is a group of hundreds of professionals from many different professions who all need to get the colour forecast right. A

mistake for this group has devastating consequences. Can you imagine a car manufacturer painting his new cars teal green when the trend is to grass green?” It’s quite the process in choosing the colours, Skelly says. “We come up with a palette of about 30 to 40 colours we jointly agree colours are going (towards). We deal in very fine detail such as the tone of each colour, not just say red. Is it apple red or rust red? It’s pretty interesting to see experts from so many different backgrounds sharing information and then coming to conclusions. So much depends on getting everything right.” And the answer to what colour trends we can expect? Warm colours across the country are on trend, except in some ethnic populations of Vancouver where bright primary colours are very popular.

If you’re considering a new coat of paint for the inside of your home, you might want to be aware of new regulations governing the manufacture of paint. Cloverdale Paint has many great options to choose from for every room in your home. Submitted photos

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Some new doors can do wonders in your old kitchen By Maggie Calloway Your kitchen is looking a little worn around the edges and as much as you would like to gut the whole room, it just isn’t in the budget right now. So what can you do? A gallon of paint can do absolute wonders, and have a good look at your cabinet doors. If they are salvageable, take them off, remove the hardware, sand and paint. You will be amazed what a difference it will make to the whole kitchen. If the hardware is dated change it to something sleek and modern. If the upper cabinet doors are beyond saving, think about just changing the doors or, if it suits your personal taste, leave the doors off for a more country look. Be careful what you display; no one wants to see your cereal boxes, but dishes look great. I removed all the upper cabinets from one wall of my kitchen and installed open steel shelves. All my plates, casserole dishes and cereal bowls live there. I love the look and the convenience of just reaching up for whatever I need. I have a laundry room off my kitchen which is too large a room to hold just a washing machine and hot water heater, so I installed rows of shelves around three sides of the room and created a pantry. One shelf holds appliances like my KitchenAid mixer

and two different sizes of crockpots, which gets them off the counter. While I am talking about counters, be ruthless about removing “stuff.” Clearing off the counters will make a huge difference in how the whole kitchen looks. If your budget stretches to a new floor, here is where you can make a great change. A fresh floor looks terrific. Again, if budget is an issue, look into peel-and-stick tiles. When the time comes to start from scratch and gut the whole kitchen, think about how you have been using your current kitchen. Write down what worked and what didn’t. Think about deep drawers for pots and pans rather than shelves and, if a separate pantry isn’t possible, where you are going to store food and supplies. The kitchen is the one room you need to get right; it really is the heart of the home and the most expensive to build so mistakes are not easily fixed.


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Head off drippy gutters before the Lower Mainland rain hits By Maggie Calloway

As we enjoy the last of the summer weather, we know what’s coming around the corner. The price we pay for living in this beautiful, lush, green paradise is ... rain, rain and more rain. And, all too often the mechanism to handle this deluge, our house gutters, is just not up to the job. Now is the time to do an inspection of the state of your gutters, clean them of debris, and make the necessary repairs. If your patch jobs of years past are starting to fail, it is probably time to bite the bullet and install new ones. If you are unsure about where your leaks are, clean the gutter. Then, with the help of a spotter, flood the gutter with water. All the trouble spots will be apparent and easy to mark. To repair, dry each area completely, then dip a paintbrush into a can of roofing cement and apply a very thin layer to the leaking area. To further enforce the repair, cut a piece of metal flashing, which should be the same type of metal as the gutter to avoid corrosion, and press into the cement. It is important you then cover the metal with a further application of roofing cement, then spread out the cement to level the patch. Otherwise, your repair will impede the flow of water. Something else to keep in mind is to make sure you do your repairs when the weather forecast is for sunny weather, as your repairs need time to dry before being hit by rain. Shell Busey has some wisdom on caring for our gutters and downspouts. “Almost everyone, when dealing with gutters, gets out the ladder, leans it up against the aluminum gutter, putting both the weight of the ladder and their weight on the gutter. Now you have an aluminum ladder pressed against an aluminum gutter, which could act like greased lighting,” Busey says. “The best, and safest, way is to use ladder stand-offs

which insert into the ladder then rest The rainy season will be starting soon, and your gutters might not be prepared. It is best to do a thorough on the roof.” cleaning and checkup of your gutters and downspouts After cleaning your gutters, he before major problems occur. suggests laying a yard stick along the Submitted photos inside of the gutter. “Then take a small level to make sure the gutter is sloping toward the “They don’t have to deal with algae, moss downspout,” he says. “You will be amazed or mildew down there,” Busey says. “Some how often this is not the case.” of the inserts moss up to the point they don’t Busey warns that standing water in a gutter let water through to the gutter, it just washes can freeze during a cold spell, then thaw, and over the top.” then freeze again with the next bout of cold. Once we have looked after our gutters we “This is when the seams of the gutter are need to make sure the downspouts are hanblown apart. It is vital people check the slope; dling the flow. If there is a concern, or you they can repair seam problems forever but if are seeing signs of seepage in the basement, the slope is wrong the same thing happens you may want to investigate redirecting the again and again.” water away from the house and into the A great hint Busey passes along is to check perimeter drain by intercepting the flow at where all the gutter repair items are manufacthe bottom of the downpipe. tured. Turns out a great number of them are We live in a wet climate, and the more manufactured in the southern states where attention we pay to handling the water, the they wouldn’t recognize a rain forest. less accumulated damage can be done.

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Add hits of colour to brighten up a dark room Creating a cozy living space isn’t hard, if you have the right accents. By Maggie Calloway

Beautiful fall colours like deep purples and rich yellows are a perfect place to start if you’re looking to create a cozy home. Small touches like a lampe berger or a blanket are also great options if you’re looking to add warmth to your home this fall. Submitted photos

Paula Akoury, Maren Vanoene and Joyce Steven, three designers at Chinz & Company, are experts at creating cozy. They are so passionate about design and helping clients make the most of their space. They all agreed that it doesn’t take a lot to change the atmosphere; just very careful additions of colour to warm the room. In addition to adding hits of colour, they suggest warmer tone rugs on hardwood floors or a lampe berger to introduce woodsy scents through the house. A berger is a vessel with a wick in oil; you light the wick then blow out the flame and the heat infuses the room with the perfume. They also suggest putting out fireplace tools on the hearth even if you don’t have a working fireplace. All these things help layer the

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My home is predominantly white. White walls, white painted floors, white slip covers. The texture is in the knobby weave of the sea grass rugs and the heavy old oak dining table. The shots of colour are in the art and the dust jackets of books on the shelves of the built-in bookshelves. I love this style; it fits my personality. I hate clutter, as it makes me feel unsettled; I don’t go in for things that require dusting. Mention the word tchotchke and I freeze in place. I immediately pass on magazines as soon as I finish reading them and my clothes take up about four feet of closet space ... for both winter and summer. I somehow escaped the sentimentality gene, so I have no piles of old birthday and Christmas cards and as soon as I realize I haven’t worn or used an item I donate it. You get the picture. But the grey, damp and cold days of winter are approaching. The firewood is waiting in the shed to feed the wood stove, and the house needs a hit of cozy. It’s time to discover the best way to warm up your home without adding to the heating bill and bankrupting yourself in the process. There are very easy and frugal ways to warm up a home. Perhaps changing the covers on the sofa throw cushions to a warm red and pulling out a couple of throws to toss over the back of the sofas. Flowers for the living room and dining table can change from white to reds and oranges. Drapes, which have been taken down and cleaned over the summer, can go back up to be drawn against winter nights.


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Botanus your one-stop-shop for all your planting needs By Maggie Calloway Planting bulbs in the fall, when thoughts are still on family barbeques and the beach, is a perfect example of delayed gratification. It’s the gardening equivalent of giving yourself a secret hug. Then, when you despair of the seemingly endless grey rainy days of spring, nature does her magic and produces a wondrous array of colour. Suddenly, all is right with the world. In Metro Vancouver, we are blessed with the most amazing online company specializing in not just the most stunning choice of bulbs but a bred-to-thebone commitment to personalized service. Botanus was started in 1999 by partners Elke Wehinger and Pamela Dangelmaier. Wehinger and Dangelmaier purchased a mailing list from a bulb grower in Abbotsford who was going out of business. They made the decision at the beginning to focus on the website and brochure as sales tools. Their decision allowed them to concentrate on what they do best without the overhead of running a brickand-mortar outlet plus the benefit of passing the savings onto the customer. The mailing list has grown to 25,000 with clients across the country. A third colleague, Wendy Leroux, soon joined the company, with the title of Customer Care Manager. “In a country like ours with hundreds, if not thousands, of climate zones, there is not a one-size-fits-all planting guide,” says Dangelmaier. “This is where our personal service pays off for the client. We are slaves to the Weather Channel and are constantly checking local weather forecasts so we can ship bulbs as close as possible to when each individual client should plant. Nobody wins when bulbs arrive when the ground is frozen solid.” The Botanus website is a treasure trove of not just bulbs but also complete information on every flower. No matter if you are an experienced gardener or a novice, you will feel confident of success. For more information, visit

Wendy Leroux, left, Elke Wehinger and Pamela Dangelmaier at Botanus are ready and waiting to help you with all your spring bulb needs. With a wide range of beautiful flowers, your garden will be spectacular come spring. Submitted photos

Nursery has some tips for the perfect spring garden The best time to plant is in the fall, says Rylan van der Pauw of Triple Tree Nursery in Maple Ridge. By Maggie Calloway Every spring, as soon as the weather starts to warm up, there is a rush to the local plant nursery to buy just the right tree or shrub. The rest of the spring, summer and early fall the homeowner is a captive to watering duty in order to keep the new plantings alive. The best time to plant is in the fall. The new trees or shrubs get time through the seasons to acclimatize to their new home. The rainy season looks after the daily watering and the roots, which can’t help but be damaged to a certain degree during replanting, can rejuvenate without stress. By the time the hot weather comes, the plants are established

and can more easily handle less care. If you are planning a renovation next year, which would most likely take place during spring, summer and early fall, chances are your garden is going to need some rehabilitation. Why not sit down with a knowledgeable person at your local nursery and make a plan well in advance? Rylan van der Pauw, of Triple Tree Nursery in Maple Ridge, says, “People need to think about trees and shrubs as the bones of the garden. The rest such as perennials, annuals and bulbs can be introduced over the following seasons.” Van der Pauw is certainly willing to give homeowners a few tips. “The perfect scenario would be a homeowner sitting down with us to make a plan personalized to their space, taste and budget well ahead of fall, then we can arrange for the trees and shrubs to be delivered directly to their home from the grower and our people can supervise the proper planting plus the application of suitable nutrients such as bonemeal and transplant liquid,” he says. “The huge advantage is there is less stress on the plant if they don’t have to spend the summer on a nursery lot. We have great built-in irrigation to keep everything fully hydrated but the less a tree is moved the better.” Fall is the perfect time for planting for exactly that reason.

“The very fact of the grower digging a tree from the field damages the finer roots. Now you have a situation where all the foliage has to be hydrated by compromised roots, which can be substantial on a larger tree or shrub,” he continues. “This is the reason planting in the fall is much more desirable because the tree can be greatly assisted by the natural rainfall. (Hydration is) much more difficult (with) surface watering through the summer. With proper handling, planting and support with nutrients, by spring the tree or shrub will have rooted out enough to support themselves.” Renovating your garden is a great opportunity to think about what would you like to attract. Do some research about attracting birds, butterflies and bees to your garden, which will not only enhance your space but contribute to the overall health of the environment.

Rylan van der Pauw of Triple Tree Nursery, top, has a few tips for homeowners looking to do some planting. He recommends installing water features first, and thinking about the trees and shrubs that will make up the bones of the garden. Rob Newell photos

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 NewsLeader A21

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As the lycra-clad cyclists swooped past the glowering giant steel viking that guards the entrance to Burnaby North and into the school’s driveway, they were greeted by the excited cheers of hundreds of students lining the curb and filling the plaza. Over the years, North has become a traditional stop for the tour, an honour and responsibility the students take seriously, said the student council president, Everest Shi. “We really enjoy doing this every year,” said Shi. “The students get really hyped.” So much so, there was no shortage of volunteers allowing themselves to get wrapped up in duct tape, to which students and staff would stick spare change as they walked the halls. Combined with a barbecue and an upcoming dodgeball tournament, the school hoped to contribute $1,000. “This is amazing! You guys are amazing!” shouted “Amazing” Bob Lee, a paramedic with the BC Ambulance Service who gained his nickname for his ebullient enthusiasm. Forging connections with schools is especially important, says Sue Woods, the manager of revenue development for the Canadian Cancer Society. The fundraising events organized by students help instill in them a sense of community and a visit from the peloton is a chance to promote a message of healthy activity, healthy eating choices and being smart in the sun. “It’s about creating opportunity for kids to be involved,” says Woods. But more importantly it’s about helping kids overcome cancer, says Davies, a challenge that overshadows anything the riders face over the course of their nineday tour. “It’s hard, but it’s well worth it.” ■ To learn more about the Tour, and to support a rider, go to www.

TOP DOWN: The Cops For Cancer Tour de Coast peloton has a clear lane as it makes its way west along the Lougheed Highway through Burnaby’s Brentwood area; Engaging kids and getting them involved in fundraising is an important component of the Tour de Coast; A flying squad of motorcycle officers close intersections and protect the peloton; Al Pruden, a paramedic and Tour captain, gives final instructions to the riders prior to their departure on their nine-day tour around coastal B.C.


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Main salmon killer still elusive, inquiry told Report flags trouble at sea for Fraser River sockeye By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS

No single force stands out as the main culprit behind the die-off of millions of Fraser River sockeye salmon in recent years, according to findings tabled at the Cohen Commission. A new report analyzing cumulative impacts on sockeye suggests the fish most likely died at sea, not in the Fraser itself or one of its tributaries. It points to ocean conditions and climate change as two “likely” factors that may have contributed to the long-term stock decline, particularly as juvenile sockeye migrate out from the mouth of the river to Queen Charlotte Sound and beyond into the open Pacific. “It is very likely that poor marine conditions during the coastal migration life stage in 2007 contributed to the poor returns observed in 2009,” the cumulative impacts report says. It notes water temperatures were much cooler in 2008, and the better conditions for salmon may have been part of the reason for 2010’s surprisingly large run. Climate change and ocean conditions may also play a role further out at sea, it says. “Some important predators appear to be increasing in numbers and some prey are decreasing,” it notes, rating that as a “possible” contributor to declines. The report was prepared by consultants ESSA Technologies Ltd. and lead author David Marmorek testified at the commission earlier this week. His role was to distill the findings of a dozen other scientific reports

conducted for the commission to probe separate potential threats to sockeye. The report found no conclusion is possible on the impact of pathogens and diseases in the sockeye decline. It cited widely diverging scientific opinions of the inquiry’s two researchers who studied the possible role of salmon farms. They found diseases from the farms might play a role but completely disagreed in interpreting the actual evidence. ESSA’s report did note they agreed sea lice, escaped Atlantic salmon and waste from the farms were all unlikely to play a significant role. It’s also unlikely, the report found, that Lower Mainland land use or upriver factors ranging from logging and mining to agriculture or hydroelectric projects were primary drivers of the decline. Similarly, pre-spawn mortality of returning sockeye caused by habitat changes or contaminants were unlikely factors. There are plenty of unanswered questions that were beyond the scope of the commission’s technical reports and therefore weren’t considered by their teams of researchers, Marmorek noted. Large releases of hatchery fish may compete with salmon for food or attract predators to the same area, he suggests. The Cohen inquiry is in its final days of hearings, with senior officials now taking the stand from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. A final report is due next year. The judicial inquiry led by retired Judge Bruce Cohen was called by the federal government after less than 1.5 million sockeye returned in 2009, far fewer than the more than 10 million expected.

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EVENTS St. Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Evensong: Annual quiet evening of hymns and reflection, held on the feast of St. Michael and All Angels, gives those who are grieving a loved one an opportunity to come and remember them in prayer. When: Thursday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m. Where: St. Timothyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, 4550 Kitchener St., Burnaby. To provide names of loved ones to be named in remembrance during the service: Yolanda, 604-299-6816 or office@ Info: www.

55+ Armchair Travellers: Learn about river cruising in Europe. When: Friday, Sept. 30, 9:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex for 55+, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Cost: $5.25 members, $6.25 nonmembers, buffet breakfast included. Register and info: 604-297-4580.

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The Burnaby North Class of 1961 is having their 50th year reunion. When: Oct. 1. Where: Eagle Creek Restaurant, Burnaby Mountain Golf Course. I n f o : www. burnabynorth50reunion. com, or 604-298-5936.

ARTS & CULTURE From Land to Sea: Featured artists Maggie White, Peter Molenaar and Carole Arnston each propose a unique vision in capturing the ever-changing beauty,

harmony and energy of nature. All three express a reverence and appreciation for the beauty of nature and the art of painting. When: Until Oct. 17. Where: Van Dop Gallery, 421 Richmond St., New Westminster (at River Market, Westminster Quay on Sept. 23-24, and Oct. 1-2). Info: 604-5217887 or

Chance Operations²: A unique collection of drawings and prints that showcases the collaborative talents of Rhonda Neufeld and Rodney Konopaki, both of whom have taught at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Concepts such as sharing, interfering, observing, recording and reflection are all explored in the works. When: Until Nov. 13. Where: Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-297-4422 or

Byron Hansen- Natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Canvas: Burnaby Art Gallery presents the photographs of Burnaby artist Byron Hansen. When: Until Nov. 6. Where: Bob Prittie Metrotown Library, 6100 Willingdon Ave. and McGill Library, 4595

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The Heritage Life Drawing Society is taking a break in August and will start up again in September at a new location, 50 Lorne St., just below Douglas College in New Westminster. The society offers artists of all levels and backgrounds the opportunity to practice the art of life drawing with a professional model. Bring own supplies, including easels. When: Every Sunday, 6 to 9 p.m. Cost: $11 members, $14 non-members; Info: herirtagelifedrawing. com or Gillian 604-5240638.

Monogatari: Discover the many monogatari (tales) of Powell Street - the vibrant pre-war commercial and residential district of the Japanese community in Vancouver. By 1921, most of Vancouverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4000 Japanese residents lived in or within walking distance of the area, but after the internment starting in 1942, only a few ever returned after the Second World War. When: Until Oct. 1. Where: Japanese Canadian National Museum, 6688 Southoaks

Crescent, Burnaby. Admission by donation. Info: 604-7777000.

Richard Major Art Group: This non-instructional group has openings for new members, from beginners to advanced. For artists interested in oils, acrylics, watercolours, ink pens, pencils and pencil crayons. When: Meets Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby. Info: Eileen, 604515-0371 or Sheila, 604436-7709.

Burnaby Artist Guild: Welcomes new members interested in painting, beginners or established painters. When: Meetings held each Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Info: Judy Smith, 604-682-6720.

ONGOING British Columbia Boys Choir: The 100-member choir is now a resident company at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Open to boys aged 7 to 24 with five choirs in Burnaby, Vancouver, North Shore and Nanaimo. Register now â&#x20AC;&#x201C; no audition required for town choirs. When: Wednesday nights. Where: Shadbolt Centre, Burnaby. Info: www. or 1-888909-8282.

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.

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show inspired by the four seasons with Shishimai, Koto, and Nihon Buyo. Savor special Japanese tea and sweets. Kimono and related items will be on sale in the lobby. When: Friday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m. Where: National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby. Tickets: $12 at the door, $10 advance purchase and NNMHC members. Info: 604-7777000 or www.nikkeiplace. org.



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Slam Central: Spoken word poetry slam and open mic. When: Every second Thursday, 7-11 p.m. Where: Back room, Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St. Cost: $5 cover charge. Info: 778322-1131.

Line Dance: Beginners welcome. Moderate exercise for body and brain and lots of fun. When: Every Monday, 10 a.m. Where: Deer Lake United Church, 5135 Sperling Ave., Burnaby (enter by ramp at rear of Church). Info: Georgie, 604522-5647.

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Julian has shot at being leader: SFU prof Stories by Grant Granger

Julian lived in Quebec for 13 years, even serving as the federal party’s provincial secretary. He is fluently bilingual and can do sign language. Since getting elected he has served in several roles in the NDP shadow cabinet. Last week he picked up support from rookie Burnaby-Douglas NDP MP Kennedy Stewart and Montreal-area MP Isabelle Morin. They joined Ontario MPs Rathika Sitsabaiesan and Brian Masse in encouraging Julian to run. “If we want a leader who can connect with people like Jack did, we need someone who is approachable,” said Morin on her website. “I believe that Peter is

“You might say someone like Brian Topp might be the establishment candidate, and not everyone likes the establishment candidate,” said Smith. “I get a sense Mulcair rubs some people the wrong way ... It would not be unkind to say he has a fairly positive view of himself.” “If you’re looking at two people who might kill each other off then you go to who might be a compromise candidate who could reach out to a variety of spectrums. Julian has connections to Quebec and with frontbench roots. If he decides to run he will be in the top tier, but on the first ballot probably not be on the top.”


If Burnaby-New Westminster MP Peter Julian does decide to chase the federal NDP leadership he might not be the odds-on favourite but his grassroots appeal could give him a shot to win, according to a Simon Fraser University political scientist. Patrick Smith said the early favourites would be party organizer Brian Topp and Quebec’s Thomas Mulcair, who was named Opposition house leader following the May federal election by Jack Layton, who passed away last month.

Growing support puts pressure on MP As the number of supporters inside and where people are. outside of the federal NDP caucus give their “With the mourning period, it’s a different endorsements to his potential candidacy for the context than it might be for other leadership party’s leadership, Burnaby-New Westminster contests.” MP Peter Julian admits the urgency for him to Julian said when he entered politics he didn’t make a decision grow. have leadership aspirations because Last week, Julian received the blessthat’s something that has to be earned. ing of two Ontario MPs. On Wednesday, “My thinking that this is something another from the Montreal area and people identify for you, not something Burnaby-Douglas MP Kennedy Stewart you decide for yourself,” said Julian. “It’s added their voices to those encouraging not something that somebody puffs out the bilingual Julian to seek the position their chests and say they want to run for left vacant following the death of Jack a leadership. Layton. “I’m gratified when people say they JULIAN However, Julian said Friday it will be at want me to run, but I’m also talking to least 10 days before he makes up his mind. other people whose opinions I value to “That [support] certainly increases the presget a sense of where people are at.” sure,” said Julian. “There is definitely support Julian said in making his decision he will have that is there. But you have to complete the to consider “tremendous financial, personal and process, you have to make all the calls you can, family commitment” running for the leadership and by making those calls you get a good sense would require.


a candidate that possesses those qualities.” Smith said he is constantly being asked about comparing potential candidates to Layton. “Our danger is you tend to compare Jack at the end of his career, not the beginning. We should be comparing him to when (Layton) won the leadership. Or go back to the days of Ed Broadbent, who, at the end of his career was one of the more popular politicians. But when he was first running for the leadership he wore a plaid jacket, his teeth needed work and he was not paid attention to by the media—but he got himself polished up.” WEST






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Smith said in choosing a leader the party will be looking to continue its success from the last election, when it became the official Opposition thanks to winning 59 seats in Quebec. Julian, Smith pointed out, was part of the party’s rebirth in that province while also being from the party’s long-time base in Western Canada. “He has a better sense of building of the NDP in Quebec,” said Smith. “One of the big concerns of the NDP has to be can they make (the party’s success in the last election) real and make it stick and not be a one-shot deal.”



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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.

Advertising Sales Consultant The Award-Winning Outlook newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Advertising Sales Consultant. The candidate must have the ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service. The winning candidate will be a team player and will be called upon to aggressively grow an existing account list. The ability to work in an extremely fast-paced environment with a positive attitude is a must. The successful candidate will have sales experience, preferably in the advertising industry. The position offers a great work environment with a competitive salary, commission plan and strong benefits package. The Outlook is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest independent print media company with more than 170 community, daily and urban newspapers across Canada and the United States. Please submit your resume with cover letter by Friday, September 29, 2011. To: Ad Manager, North Shore Outlook fax 604 903-1001 #104 – 980 West 1st Street North Vancouver, B.C. V7P 3N4







CHEF F/T, Happy Day Metro House, (Burnaby) 3- 5 yrs exp. Prepare & cook meals. $18.75/H Fax: 604-677-1968.






INSIDE SALES PERSON required for Rigging shop in Port Kells. Some mechanical aptitude and computer skills would be an asset. Must be a self-starter. Wage negotiable.

Please e-mail resume to or Fax: (1)604-882-0330




Civil & Road Builders Seeks Excavator Operators for projects in the Vancouver area. Must have own vehicle. Min. 5 years experience in heavy equipment operation. Fulltime $25 - $30 (depending on experience) Plus OVERTIME and BENEFITS Fax resume to 604-507-4711 or Email:

CIVIL & PARK CONSTRUCTORS Seeks Laborers for project in Vancouver. Must have own vehicle. Min. 1 year experience in construction labor. Fulltime $17 - $20 (depending on experience) Plus OVERTIME and BENEFITS Fax resume to 604-507-4711 or Email:



CERTIFIED DENTAL Assistant, P/T required for busy paperless dental office in Salmon Arm. Must be professional, detailed oriented have a positive attitude and work well within a team environment. Dental reception an asset. Please send Resume: or mail to PO Box 90 Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2.






Early Childhood Educators develop daily activities for children. They lead children in activities by telling or reading stories, teaching songs, demonstrating the use of simple musical instruments, preparing craft materials & taking the children to local points of interest. Train locally for the skills necessary in this rewarding career field.


HEAVY DUTY or Commercial Transport Mechanic required. Competitive wages and benefits. Please email:

fax (250-416-0232) or deliver resume to Profab Manufacturing Ltd. 3128 Hope Place, Chemainus BC. May consider 3rd year apprentice. INFINITY Painting Ltd, Vancouver, BC, is hiring an Exterior Plaster (Noc. 7284). Perm, F/T, $23 to $31 p/h (Depending on Experiences), ASAP, more than 3 years exp. Spk English. Main Duties: Clean & prepare surface. Lather, perform, prepare wall, install metal stud framing and furring to interior drywall or using nails, screws. Please send you resume to: or

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.

TORRAC OILFIELD SERVICES, Grande Prairie - Specializing in Drilling Fluid Recovery. Seeking motivated individuals for Trackhoe Operator, Grande Prairie & BC area. Applicants must possess: Valid drivers licence; 4 ? 5 years operator experience (2000 hours); drilling fluid recovery equipment experience an asset; work unsupervised in a drilling rig environment; safety tickets (First Aid, H2S, WHMIS & TDG, Confined Space, Ground Disturbance); work 3 week in & 1 week out rotation. Competitive salary & benefit package available. Email resume to Leroy, Fax 780-8147506. WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20 km West of Lloydminster, is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journeyman wages $33. $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, savings plan for retirement, profit sharing bonus, join a winning team. Call for appointment or send resume to: Joe Bowser 780-846-2231 office; or Jamie Flicek 780-8462241 fax;


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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 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

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS Always! Gutter, window cleaning, pressure washing, lawn maintains, yard clean-up. Simon 604-230-0627



A Semi Retired Tradesman. Small fix-it or build it jobs-Burnaby/New West. Richard, 604-377-2480



A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936.

25 years experience, Business, Non-profit Organizations, Housing & Personal taxes, payroll. Gilles 604-789-7327, 604-946-0192

BUSINESS AND FINANCE: Seeking a business opportunity or partner? Posting legal notices? Need investors, agents or distributors, this is where you advertise.

Mountain High Bookkeeping Burnaby/New Westminster 778-397-7009 or




WESTRIDGE MANAGEMENT CO Accounting & Bookkeeping, Taxes Best rates. Free Pickup & Delivery 604-764-2575 or 604-998-2265

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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 Visit:









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

If I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it It canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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




1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount available. 604-721-4555 or 604-800-9488. ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020


10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005

LICENSED Plumber, Heating Tech, Drain cleaning, Boilers, Furnaces, Call: Brian, 604-726-2834 or 604544-3654, 24 hr. Emergency Serv.

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS #1 RooďŹ ng Company in BC

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance


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SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

JASONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ROOFING All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. (604)961-7505, 278-0375



604.723.8434 Top Quality Painting Exterior / Interior â&#x20AC;˘ Insured â&#x20AC;˘ WCB â&#x20AC;˘ Written Guarantee â&#x20AC;˘ Free Est. â&#x20AC;˘ 20 Years Exp. A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 7yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.

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



RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly â&#x20AC;˘ Electronics â&#x20AC;˘ Appliances â&#x20AC;˘ Old Furniture â&#x20AC;˘ Construction â&#x20AC;˘ Yard Waste â&#x20AC;˘ Concrete â&#x20AC;˘ Drywall â&#x20AC;˘ Junk â&#x20AC;˘ Rubbish â&#x20AC;˘ Mattresses

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed! â&#x20AC;&#x153; ABOVE THE REST â&#x20AC;&#x153; Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582

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1 Call Does it All - 2 OLD GUYS PLUMBING & HEATING, Repairs, Renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, H/W Tanks. 604-525-6662. $69/HR. Lic., Insured. Experienced & friendly service. Clogged drains, garburators, leaks & more. Sm jobs OK. Call anytime 604-805-2488.


TREE SERVICES A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports



THE Dogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Breakfast Day Care. 7146 Gilley Ave Burnaby. Call: (604) 374-4281 or email:



BABY COCKATIELS for sale. Hand fed. $50 each. Phone (604)951-4660 (Surrey). 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 / BLUENOSE PITBULL PUPPIES. 2 boys, 2 girls, $800. obo. Call 604-783-8607. 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 or call 1 (604)820-2977 Chihuahua pups, tiny teacups, ready to go $700; male standard Chihuahua, $450. 604-794-7347 ENGLISH MASTIFF P/B PUPS Fawn & Brindle. CKC reg. $1200. Call 604-782-3864. LAB/CHOW cross 6yr/old male with sweet gentle temperament, has all shots. 604-340-3162, 604-541-2147 LAB PUPS, Chocolate, $700. vet ch, dew-claws rem. 1st shots, dewormed. qual. lines (604)702-0217 LAB PUPS, yellows & blacks, CKC reg p/b, shots, tattooed, exc temp, view parents, $800. 604-462-0774. MALTESE pups, 2 Males, 1st shots, vet â&#x153;&#x201D;, dewormed, N/S. $800. Home raised. 604-464-5077 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or NEWFOUNDLAND pups, P/B. 2 males, 1 black/1 brown. $1000 (604)819-1466 No Sunday calls TOY POMERANIANS. 7 wks. M & F. Vet â&#x153;&#x201C;, healthy, 1st shots, dewormed, $750 up. 778-839-8007 TOY POODLE. One little girl left, black & brown. $650. Call 604-8204230, 604-302-7602




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VIZSLA PUPS, PB, shots, guaranteed. Champion lines, $750. 604-819-2115. YELLOW LAB PUPS. Ready to go. Vet checked, 1st. shots. Parents on site. $400. 604-852-6176 Abbts Yorkshire Terrier pups, CKC, 2M/1F, tails dock, dew claws, micro. Ready Nov. (604)858-9758


Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-521-2688















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82.8 ACRES, 300â&#x20AC;&#x2122; lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. view/lonebutte/ann/

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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: 1-800566-6899.



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



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CANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.



Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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


2008 Buick Allure 7,900 kms. Red, chrome pkg. Under warranty til Sept/2013. $16,900. 604-464-6397.

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS BURNABY 2002 BMW, 4 door, 325I auto, 80,000K New service, brakes, tires, mint cond. $13,500. 604-541-0018.

Walker Manor 6985 Walker Ave Bright large 1 bedroom for rent in a newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d building. Large balcony, freshly painted with hardwood floors. 2 Min walk to Highgate Mall & all major transit.


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

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....


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

Call 604- 521-3448

2005 ACURA RSX Rare Luxury Sport Model / pristine condition. Only 45,000Ks. With I-V TEC 4 cyl. Lady driven - loaded, 5 speed. $14,500/OBO. 604-538-2239. 2005 TOYOTA COROLLA dealer serv. since new, 97K, 1 owner, exc. cond., $10,800. (604)535-9984




604-328-0081 7 Days/Week The Scrapper


1996 SUZUKI auto, 4 cyl. 1.3L, stereo, passed AirCare for 2 yrs. $1250. Call (778) 551-1662.



1976 INTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;L SCOUT TERRA2, convertible, 4x4, 1 ton pick up truck. Pontiac 400 big block, 375hp. Approx. 3000 mi. on power train. One of a kind. $13,800. (604)799-8533 1992 GMC pick up, V8-305, 235,891 km, very clean, well maintained. $3500 obo. 604-793-8107 1999 HINO FB box truck, diesel, auto, brakes 90%, new glass, great tires, 1600 lb. lift gate, 316K, $9,999. Call (604)869-3466 2000 CHEV Venture short wheel base. 2 sliding side doors Air cond. 200K a/cared $2250 (604)465-5131 2006 Glendale Titanium Tour edt. ATTN SNOWBIRDS; 4 Slides, elec f/p, all options, pics avail, mint cond, $36,000. Ph: (604)858-4878


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 inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. For more info & viewing call

Rozario 778-788-1849

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management




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. 604-5534-6305


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Bright large newly renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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!

Getting a job couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be easier!



WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in September, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888593-6095.


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1 Bedroom Renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d suites located in upgraded blding in cul-du-sac. Next to large green space. Inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heat, hot water and basic cable. Walk to Highgate mall. Quiet and clean. Cat okay. Deposit required. For viewing....



Auto Loans Approved

Park Crest Apts.

$15,000 value-will sell $8000/obo. Pristine condition

Quiet & well maintained bldg. Includes heat & hot water. On site manager. Cat okay.


Comm. & Res. BBB, WCB.




Super Clean ONE Bedrooms

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Seniors Discount 10% off Book by end of September - 15% off. 25 yrs exp. Guarantee on work. Refs. (604)773-7811 or 604-432-1857



2011 LAREDO 291TG

BUILDING SALE... â&#x20AC;&#x153;ROCK BOTTOM PRICESâ&#x20AC;? 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers DIRECT 1-800-668-5422.



POCO NORTH 2 bdrm. $850mo incl util/cbl N/S N/P. Ref reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d Avail now Quiet person 604-518-9020


Elec. awning, elec. stab jacks, â&#x20AC;&#x153;family sizedâ&#x20AC;? dinette, LCD TV, Microwave. $29,995 (Stk.30854) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644


AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Completely remodeled building and 1 & 2 bedroom suites. Located at Metrotown. From $850/mo., includes heat, hot water. Call 604-715-1824 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, 2 bdrm., avail. immed. Clean, spac. main floor, close to high school & amens. W/D, big backyard. N/S N/P. $1350 mo. + utils. neg. 604-517-5502



PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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






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

Pass through storage, U-shaped dinette, ext. speakers, outside shower, DSI water & heater. $17,816 (Stk.30525) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644



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




Autos â&#x20AC;˘ Trucks â&#x20AC;˘ Equipment Removal


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

1 Bdrm Apts starting at $950 2 Bdrm Apts starting at $1200 Heat and hot water included. Dishwasher, fridge, stove, balcony, shared laundry. Avail Immed. Close to amen, schools and mall.

Call 604-421-1235 NEW WEST QUAY.Large Furnished 1 bdrm + den. Nov. 1 for 4/5 months. N/S, N/P. $1495. Phone (604)524-0804


AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 DLN 30309. Free Delivery.

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

A32 NewsLeader Wednesday, September 28, 2011

MARINE WAY & BYRNE RD, BURNABY and GRANDVIEW HWY & RUPERT, VANCOUVER Visit these flagship Auto Centres for


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