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Paramedics call decision ‘devastating’ Janaya Fuller-Evans

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The provincial government has announced plans to cut 14 ambulances and 45,000 hours – the equivalent of 36 full-time paramedic jobs – from the ambulance fleet in the Lower Mainland, according to the paramedics’ union.

But B.C. Ambulance Service says ambulances and jobs are not being cut. However, non-emergency transportation for patients is being transferred to private contractors. Non-emergency transportation usually involves transferring patients from hospitals to other medical facilities or appointments. The Ambulance Paramedics of B.C. – Local 873 of the Canadian Union of Public

Employees – argued this would have a domino effect on the health-care system. The main issue, however, is that this does not solve the problem of not having enough ambulances overall, according to the Ambulance Paramedics of B.C. “It’s a devastating decision for residents of Burnaby,” said B.J. Chute, director of public education for the paramedics’ union.

He added there is a lack of resources in the Burnaby area as it is, and hospitals such as Royal Columbian in New Westminster are also affected. “Ambulances are tied up for excessive hours at Royal Columbian,” he said. He would like the province to reconsider the transfer of services, Chute added. Paramedics Page 10

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On the water: Rob Whalen and Nicky Onile take a pedal boat out for a spin at Deer Lake. Boat rentals at the lake are now open again for the season.

Groups wait for the call to help at oil spill Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

Burnaby residents may be called on to help in the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. “Our team is on standby,”

said Coleen Doucette of the Oiled Wildlife Society of B.C. “I expect we’ll get called at some point.” The society is part of the Oiled Wildlife Trust, an umbrella organization that includes the Burnaby-based Wildlife Rescue

Association of B.C. and the B.C. SPCA. Doucette said U.S. crews are handling the response so far, but depending on what develops, B.C. residents may be called in as relief workers.

birds lose their ability to regulate body temperature and try to go ashore to keep warm. But because of winds blowing away from the shore, it’s been difficult

Doucette said the oil is hitting the birds out in the water. “A lot of them are probably drowning,” Doucette said. “They’re going to start seeing dead birds soon.” Doucette said oil-covered

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5 City sets green targets 9 Who got Olympic tickets? 13 Move for Health ANTI-HST EVENT BRINGS LEFT AND RIGHT TOGETHER

Vander Zalm rallies HST troops in Burnaby Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

Former premier Bill Vander Zalm is coming to Burnaby to rally the anti-HST troops this Wednesday, May 12. Vander Zalm will speak at an event at the Operating Engineers Hall. In a strange mix of politics, Burnaby mayor Derek

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Corrigan will be the MC for the event. Petitions will be available for signing during the event, which goes from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The hall is located at 4333 Ledger Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. As well, local residents can now sign the anti-HST petition in any of the public locations in Burnaby. For the signature to be valid, people

have to sign the petition that corresponds to their own provincial riding. Last weekend, organizers made copies of the petition available for each of Burnaby’s four provincial ridings at all of the public locations to sign the petition. So, it doesn’t matter where in the city you sign, as long as you sign the copy for your own riding. People can sign at Waves Coffee House,

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for oily seabirds to get to land, she explained. Doucette said Canada’s most sophisticated, well-trained oil spill wildlife rescuers are in the Lower Mainland, and some Burnaby residents could be called on for extra help. Doucette also said Canada needs tougher laws to force oil companies to clean up after spills. Currently, they are legally required to clean up the environment but not the animals. “It’s a total nightmare,” she said, adding the Liberals are trying to end a moratorium on offshore drilling in B.C. “It’s very scary to think this could happen here.” Burnaby resident Sara Dubois is the B.C. SPCA manager of wildlife services and president of the B.C. Oiled Wildlife Society. Dubois said the SPCA has been getting calls from people wanting to help with the spill, but they are redirecting them to www.tristatebird.org, the website for the wildlife rehabilitation group working on the Gulf of Mexico spill. Dubois echoed Doucette’s comments opposing offshore drilling in B.C. and called on the public to challenge MPs on the issue of lifting the moratorium. “People need to ask themselves, is this what we want?” The spill started on April 20, when an undersea oil well ruptured following an explosion and fire that killed 11 workers. An estimated 210,000 gallons a day are seeping into the water in what’s been dubbed the worst oil spill in U.S. history. BP is leasing the drilling rig from Transocean Ltd. and is responsible for the cleanup. For a list of 10 things you can do to help the spill, see Jennifer Moreau’s blog, Community Conversations, at www.burn abynow.com. 6

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The Burnaby RCMP raided an apartment in the 7000 block of Elwell Street on Wednesday and discovered a potentially sophisticated drug lab. One man was arrested at the scene but later released. The lab was in a bedroom and had numerous types of glassware, heating mantles and various chemicals. Members of the Burnaby RCMP drug section, along with the provincial clandestine laboratory response team, Health Canada, the Burnaby Fire Department, the B.C. Ambulance Service and Hazco Environmental Services were also part of the operation. The clandestine laboratory response team and Health Canada determined that the lab had the ability and equipment to produce illegal chemical drugs, but no evidence was located to support illegal drug production. “Even though no charges have been laid at this point, it is important to emphasize the dangers of chemical labs in residential buildings,” said Burnaby RCMP Cpl. Ted De Jager in a prepared release. De Jager also warned that chemical laboratories contain solvents, strong acids, corrosive base materials and volatile chemicals such as reagents or reducers. “These chemicals can be highly volatile and extremely dangerous,” said De Jager. “The risk of chemical fires or explosions and the risk of noxious or fatal gases are hazards that are frequently encountered at chemical laboratories. The location of these chemical laboratories creates extreme hazards, as they are found in residential settings where neighbouring properties and persons are at risk of exposure or injury.” De Jager advised anybody who suspects there is a chemical lab in their neighbourhood to call 911 or Crimestoppers at 1-800222-TIPS (8477).

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City OK’s sets green targets Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter

Burnaby council approved a plan to reduce the city’s greenhouse gas emissions at Monday’s meeting. The community plan amendment proposal, to comply with provincial targets, was approved unanimously. Under the Local Governments (Green Communities) Statutes Amendment Act, municipal governments have to institute official community plans by May 31, which include greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, and the plan for achieving these targets. The amendment passed on Monday included an interim reduction target of five per cent below 2007 levels. Council voted to approve amending

Burnaby’s official community plan to include the new target and allow staff to take the next steps to make the amendment official under the Local Government Act. In Burnaby, the majority of emissions – 96 per cent – come from combustion of fossil fuels, while four per cent comes from the decomposition of organic matter, according to the report presented to council. Greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced via land use planning and zoning, land development regulatory powers, road standards and on-street parking, development approvals and controls, operation policies and actions, and capital spending, according to the report from the community development committee. jfuller-evans@burnabynow.com

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People can also sign in the parking lot at the corner of Royal Oak and Rumble Street, on Sundays, starting May 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. There have also been regular anti-HST rallies in front of Richard Lee’s office, the MLA for Burnaby North. The Burnaby North NDP constituency association organizes those rallies. The petition can be signed at the rally every Thursday, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The office is at 1833 Willingdon Ave., just across from Brentwood Town Centre. The petition will also

be at Crystal Mall, 4500 Kingsway, every Sunday, from 1 to 3 p.m. For more details on how to find that one inside the mall, see www.fighthst.com. The petition has to be signed in front of an official canvasser who is registered with Elections B.C. – you cannot sign online. Canvassers have until July 5 to collect signatures from 10 per cent of registered voters in each of B.C.’s 85 electoral districts. If that happens, a committee of MLAs decides what happens next: a bill attached to petition could

go through the legislature or there could be an initiative vote, similar to a public referendum. The bill attached to the petition calls for an end to the agreement between the provincial and federal government to bring in the HST. For more on the Fight HST campaign that’s circulating the petition, see fighthst.com. Keep checking their website for updates. For more on this issue, see Jennifer Moreau’s blog, Community Conversations, at www.burnabynow.com.

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Is this really what ‘accountability’ looks like?

Call it arrogance, call it incompetence is taking the provincial government to or call it calculating cynicism. Call it court in an effort to get access to cabinet what you may, but the Liberal governdocuments so she can complete one of ment seems to have reached new depths her audits. this past week. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, B.C.’s We won’t even beat them representative for children and up over the Kash Heed story youth, filed a petition in B.C. Burnaby NOW this past week. Watching that Supreme Court Tuesday saying unfold, or refold as the case she has exhausted all reasonmay be, was yet another reminder of able alternatives for getting the informamajor-league bungling. tion. But what is far more disturbing is the The Liberals introduced legislation news that B.C.’s child-welfare watchdog Thursday that would limit her ability

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to access such documents in the future but also work retroactively back as far as March 2007. This comes from the government that promised more transparency and accountability. Children’s Minister Mary Polak dismissed the petition as “unfortunate” and a “waste of scarce resources.” She contends that the issue is not whether Turpel-Lafond’s office has the right to read such documents, but whether she has the authority to disclose them pub-

licly in her reports. It all smacks of a continuing effort by the government to try and avoid revealing potentially embarrassing ministerial actions or inaction. We say if you really care about the kids, you’ll want the person who is in charge of trying to help children have the widest-ranging reach and ability to expose problems – either in political offices, or outside the political arena. Without that kind of freedom, there is no true independent advocate for children’s rights in this province.

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ecently, there have been hunger, increase in illness, social several articles and letters isolation and an increased expoto the editor regarding sure to drugs and crime. There homelessness in Burnaby. It is are a growing number of people clear that Burnaby citizens are in Burnaby who are working to very aware that we have many make a difference by volunteerpeople struggling to live with ing their time or donating items dignity while dealing such as food, clothing with homelessness and other supplies to and poverty here in assist their neighbours Wanda Mulholland Burnaby. who are less fortunate. Thanks to the past efforts of The faith community generall levels of government, the city ously supports the work of the has the second highest number Progressive Housing Society’s of social housing units in the homeless outreach program province. As well, the city has and the Lookout Emergency worked very hard to ensure that Aid Society’s extreme weather our stock of affordable rental response by ensuring ongoing housing is protected from demo- donations from their members. lition. Without these efforts, our Through the dedication of city would be seeing a greater the Progressive Housing outnumber of homeless people on reach workers, who respectfully our streets. Nevertheless, the advocate for those in need while need for housing suitable for providing viable options for single people in need of affordchange, the lives of many indiable housing remains. viduals have been improved in The issue of homelessness a positive way. The number of continues to grow, not only people who have responded to in our community but in all these contacts by entering treatcommunities throughout B.C. ment speaks to the effectiveness It is troubling to realize that and importance of this outreach the number of people who are work. dealing with homelessness in But we cannot eradicate Burnaby is rising dramatically homelessness only by these (110 per cent from 2005 to 2008) efforts. The Burnaby Task Force as efforts to provide services on Homelessness works to are becoming more challenging inform, educate and advocate without housing and resources. for changes to the situation of Many Burnaby citizens people facing homelessness in understand the daily challenges our community. We cannot do people face when they are home- this alone. Together, all levels of less: sleep deprivation, poor government, health authority, hygiene, inadequate clothing, Homelessness Page 7

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Is MLA misleading the public? Dear Editor:

In his May 1 letter to the editor of Burnaby NOW, MLA Richard Lee claims he doesn’t know which B.C. Liberal campaign materials referenced the HST. Of course he does. During the past election, the B.C. Liberals wrote the B.C. Restaurant and Food Association and said “a harmonized GST is not something that is contemplated in the B.C. Liberal platform.” Not only that, but the B.C. Liberals also gave good reasons for why they were opposed to a harmonized sales tax, stating “it would extend the PST tax base to a broader range of goods and services that are presently exempt from the provincial sales

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tax. … This is a major concern. The B.C. Liberals are also mindful that a harmonized GST would reduce the provincial government’s ability to unilaterally adjust sales tax rates.” The truth is that the B.C. Liberals said one thing during the election, and then they broke their word. To make matters worse, last week the B.C. Liberals cut off debate and forced through the HST legislation. In dismissing the valid concerns of Burnaby residents and joining with his party to force through the HST, it is clear that Mr. Lee is unwilling to stand up for his community. Worse, he continues to this day to mislead the public. Kathy Corrigan and Raj Chouhan, MLAs, Burnaby

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Private school about faith, not ‘better education’ Dear Editor:

Re: ‘Two-tiered’ education, Letters to the editor, Burnaby NOW, April 28. After reading the letter sent in from Ms. Aldina Isbister, I felt compelled to write my own personal view of private versus public education. I believe that there are just as many assumptions made about private education as there are about public education. My husband and I chose to send our children to a Christian school … it just happens to be a private school. For Ms. Isbister to “assume” that all students in a private school are there for a better education is incorrect. As well, to “assume” that none of the 20 to 25 students in each classroom have challenges or special needs is incorrect as well. Our motivations on choosing a private school is based on our religious beliefs, not on the theory that we will have bettereducated kids. Marleen Noort, Burnaby

Backbench MLAs were kept in the dark on HST Dear Editor:

Re: Letter revealed misconceptions, Letters to the editor, Burnaby NOW, May 1. Five months prior to last May’s provincial election, Gordon Campbell

was informed about the HST by a B.C. Progressive Board report (Investment British Columbia: Current Realities and the Way Forward). Campbell’s backbenchers, just like the citizens, are kept in the dark on all government issues. That is reason why Mr. Richard T. Lee never spoke of the HST during last May’s election. He knew nothing about it. When Carole Taylor was minister of finance, she was lobbied several times by business and Ottawa on behalf of the HST. Surely Mr. Lee remembers that. In her view, such a tax would punish the consumers, plus she did not want to give up the province’s numerous sales tax exemptions. Ms. Taylor’s answer was: “Not on my watch.” The “facts” Mr. Lee quotes regarding benefits of HST appear to be taken from a report commissioned by the B.C. Liberals by Mr. Jack Mintz, former head of the C.D. Howe Institute, a dedicated rightwing institute, now with the University of Calgary, a hotbed of right-wing theorists. Past B.C. Liberal MLA John Nuraney has spoken out against the HST, claiming his business (A&W franchises) would experience a drop in sales. Perhaps Mr. Lee can inform his friend that’s a good thing. The political consequences for Mr. Lee’s insistence on supporting this tax is a failure to represent his hard-working constituents and a loss of political position in 2013. Looks like it’s back to UBC TRIUMF for Mr. Lee.

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Homelessness: Work needs support social service agencies, business and faith communities and concerned citizens to ensure the provision of housing, support services and health care to people who are dealing with homelessness or at risk of homelessness in Burnaby. The Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness is fortunate to have amongst our membership the expertise to provide a continuum of housing as well as the experience of successful models of housing in neighbouring communities. The continuum of housing for which we advocate in Burnaby is designed to assist people with leaving the street, providing support services and expertise to deal with medical care, addiction

and mental health difficulties. As people become stabilized, they are provided with supported transitional housing to remain off the streets and learn longterm solutions to leading productive lives. Our work needs your support. If you would like to be kept up to date about our work, please visit www.burnabyhomelesstaskforce.org. We would be happy to add you to our e-mail list as well to keep you informed. Together, we can ensure homes for all through building community and building homes. Wanda Mulholland is the chair of the community awareness and provision of service subcommittee for the Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Mayor missed Dear Editor:

This week the provincial government returned more than $2.9 million to communities across the province in the form of Climate Action Incentive Rebates. This is a program that returns 100 per cent of the carbon tax costs back to communities who have signed on to the Climate Action Charter, meaning they are committed to the health of our planet by being carbon neutral by 2012. More than 90 per cent of the communities in the province have committed to the charter. City councils around B.C. – no matter their political ideology – agreed that climate action is an important initiative. Unfortunately, the City of Burnaby is once again on the outside looking in. Burnaby’s mayor and council decided not to sign the Climate Action Charter, and therefore, they decided they didn’t want their carbon tax expenditures rebated to the taxpayers of Burnaby. Mayor Derek Corrigan and council’s decision to

forgo this funding is a classic case of cutting off one’s nose to spite their face. The mayor and councillors are all part of the Burnaby Citizens’ Association, membership in which requires membership in the B.C. NDP. It’s clear that for partisan political grandstanding, Mayor Corrigan has not only ignored the reality of climate change but has shortchanged Burnaby’s taxpayers to the tune of thousands of dollars which they deserved. Richmondreceivedmore than $100,000 in Climate Action Incentive Rebates this year. Burnaby should have had the same. This mayor’s actions cost Burnaby the Olympic Oval, and missing out on the carbon tax rebate is another sad example of how silly politics is trumping sound policy. This lack of concern for the environment and the citizens of Burnaby is upsetting. The citizens of Burnaby deserve an explanation as to why our council was the only council in the Lower Mainland not to sign the Provincial Climate Action Charter. Our province is leading

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Burnaby NOW • Saturday, May 8, 2010 • A09

GOVT. GAVE AWAY $970,000 WORTH OF TICKETS

Telus execs, business leaders received 2010 Olympic tickets Provincial government releases report on Olympic ticket allocation Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter

Business leaders in Burnaby received complimentary tickets to 2010 Olympic events from the provincial government, according to the government’s Report on Integrated Housing and Ticketing. Burnaby Tourism’s executive director, Matthew Coyne, was given $400 worth of tickets to a men’s preliminary ice hockey game between the Czech Republic and Latvia. Three Telus executives – Jason MacDonnell, vice-president of customer solutions; Michael McCarthy, acting manager of business solutions B.C.; and Tim Draper, vice-president of sales and marketing – each received $400 worth of tickets to a men’s preliminary ice hockey game between Belarus and Sweden. However, a Telus representative

told the Burnaby NOW the company and its executives had not received any Olympic tickets in an interview for a previous article. “We weren’t an Olympic sponsor, so we didn’t have tickets,” said Shawn Hall, a media relations representative. Hall also said in an e-mail that executives and staff did not distribute tickets bought with their own money, to his knowledge, and the company did not give any away. Hall was responding to questions about whether or not Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan had received tickets from Telus during the time that the city was in mitigation with the company over a contract issue. Both Corrigan and Hall denied the mayor had received any tickets in the article, titled Mayor says he didn’t get tickets from Telus; Setting the record straight, which ran on April 10. At the time, Hall was unaware of any tickets that were received by anyone at Telus, he said in a followup phone interview on May 7. But it wasn’t just Burnaby’s business leaders who received tickets from

the B.C. government. The Burnaby Village Museum, under Deborah Tuyttens’ name – the museum services supervisor – received two sets of tickets, each set worth $400, to a men’s preliminary ice hockey game between the Czech Republic and Latvia. Burnaby South Secondary received two blocks of tickets to the Vancouver victory celebration, though the cash amount of tickets wasn’t specified in the report. The government spent $970,000 in total on tickets dispensed to politicians, business leaders and the public, according to the report. Half of the 4,600 tickets went to companies and businesses in B.C, and about 43 per cent went to the public through contests and giveaways. Three per cent went to cabinet ministers and MLAs. The government bought 3,750 of the tickets while VANOC gave the province 910 additional tickets to events. The hosting program cost the B.C. government $2.7 million in total.

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A10 • Saturday, May 8, 2010 • Burnaby NOW

Orthopedic surgeons worried about waits Surgeons say response times need to consider patient safety Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter

Orthopedic surgeons in B.C. are hopeful that a meeting with Fraser Health will cause the health authority to revert to the surgeon’s previous on-call response times. The British Columbia Orthopaedic Association has received confirmation of a May 10 meeting with Fraser Health’s CEO Dr. Nigel Murray to address the surgeons’ concerns. “Without consulting any orthopedic surgeons, on April 1, the health authority downgraded our response time from 30 minutes to two hours, with no consideration for patient safety,” said Dr. Albert Chan, the association’s regional director, in a press release. “We are pleased to finally have a date for our first meeting,” Chan added. The surgeons are most concerned about patients with serious musculoskeletal injuries, such as compound fractures or flesh-

eating disease, who must be treated right away, he said. If the health authority does not go back to the original 30-minute response time, Chan said, the surgeons would have to make further service changes to their schedules. Scheduling changes were to be implemented on April 19 if the 30-minute response time wasn’t reinstated, Chan and Dr. Jim Rose, the association’s acting regional director for Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Care Clinic, wrote in an open letter sent to Murray on April 13. “Until we can come to an agreement with the health authority about returning to our original response time for the appropriate care of our patients, we are adjusting our service schedules.” This would mean surgeons at sites other than Royal Columbian Hospital would accept emergency consultation and admissions in rotation. An agreement made with the B.C. Ambulance Service would ensure on-call surgeons would still treat patients effectively, the doctors added. Orthopedics Page 11

Paramedics: Will cuts hurt patients? continued from page 1

“We would like to see this revisited.” CUPE 873’s president, John Strohmaier, was also frustrated about the situation. “Fewer ambulances and fewer paramedics dealing with a growing population and an estimated 29,000 additional calls in the next year equals longer wait times and more backlogs in the health system,” Strohmaier said in a press release. “Patients will pay the price of these cuts.” A comprehensive joint study by the B.C. Ambulance Service and the union carried out in 2008 called for more ambulances just to try to keep up with growing call volumes. But the B.C. Ambulance Service said calls for patient transfers from one facility to another have decreased by 33 per cent since 2008. “Therefore, BCAS does not require the same number of transfer staff and ambulances to undertake this work as we have previously,” Chris Harbord, manager of communications for the B.C. Ambulance Service, wrote in an e-mail. Only 28 of the 35 positions being cut are

currently filled, Harbord added, and the government hopes to cut the other positions through attrition rather than layoffs. According to Harbord, the union is fighting the transfer of services rather than working with the ambulance service to make the transfer with minimal layoffs. According to Health Minister Kevin Falcon, contracting out these services in Metro Vancouver saved health authorities $2 million last year. CUPE 873 has been in contract negotiations with the provincial government since April, when the union’s contract was up. The four main issues are wages, job security, the need for more ambulances and compensation for on-call paramedics, according to the paramedics’ union. The provincial government’s legislation ordered paramedics back to work in September, after the union gave strike notice, and negotiations have stalled since then, according to Chute. There are 3,500 ambulance paramedics in B.C.; 1,400 full-time and 2,100 part-time employees. jfuller-evans@burnabynow.com

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ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENTS PUBLIC HEARING

The Council of the City of Burnaby hereby gives notice that it will hold a Public Hearing TUESDAY, 2010 MAY 18 AT 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chamber, Burnaby City Hall, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C., V5G 1M2, to receive representations in connection with the following proposed amendments to “Burnaby Zoning Bylaw 1965”. 1. “BURNABY ZONING BYLAW 1965, AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 14, 2010” - BYLAW NO. 12785 Rez #04-47 3871 Pandora Street Lot 1, D.L. 186, Group 1, NWD Plan LMP30660 From: R5 Residential District, CD Comprehensive Development District (based on P1 Neighbourhood Institutional District) To: CD Comprehensive Development District (based on P5 Community Institutional District and in accordance with the development plan entitled “St. Helen’s Elementary School, 3871 Pandora Street, Burnaby” prepared by KMBR Architects Planners Inc.) The purpose of the proposed zoning bylaw amendment is to permit the construction of two new school classroom wings, increase student enrolment, and bring the zoning of the overall site into compliance with its existing and intended uses. 2. “BURNABY ZONING BYLAW 1965, AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 15, 2010” - BYLAW NO. 12786 Rez #09-17 5686 Laurel Street, Ptn. of 5780 Laurel Street and 5630 Fulwell Street Lot 29, D.L. 76, Group 1, NWD Plan 39661, Portion of Lot A, D.L. 76, Group 1, NWD Plan BCP25874, Lot 70, D.L. 74 and 76, Group 1, NWD Plan 28899 From: R5 Residential District To: M2 General Industrial District The purpose of the proposed zoning bylaw amendment is to bring the subject properties into conformance with their designated use as a public works yard. 3. “BURNABY ZONING BYLAW 1965, AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 16, 2010” - BYLAW NO. 12787 Rez #09-16 4700 Still Creek Drive, 4855 Still Creek Avenue, 2549 and 2650 Beta Avenue Parcel “C” (Bylaw Plan 60856) D.L. 124, Group 1, NWD Plan 1543, Parcel “B” (Ref. Plan 4406), D.L. 124, Group 1, Except: Part Subdivided by Plan 42351, NWD, Lot 5, D.L. 124, Group 1, NWD Plan BCP25458, Lot A, Blk 1, Except: Part Subdivided by Plan 42037, D.L. 73, Group 1, NWD Plan 4326 From: CD Comprehensive Development District (based on M1 Manufacturing District, M2 General Industrial District and M3a Heavy Industrial District) To: Amended CD Comprehensive Development District (based on M2 General Industrial District, and M3 and M3a Heavy Industrial Districts and in accordance with the development plan entitled “Still Creek Recycling / Green Waste Depot & Works Yard” prepared by Walter Francl Architecture Inc.) The purpose of the proposed zoning bylaw amendment is to permit the development of the City’s Still Creek Recycling / Green Waste Depot and to establish a Conceptual Plan for the Works Yard. All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by a proposed bylaw shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the bylaw. Written submissions may be presented at the Public Hearing or for those not attending the Public Hearing must be submitted to the Office of the City Clerk prior to 4:45 p.m. the day of the Public Hearing. The Director Planning and Building’s reports and related information respecting the zoning bylaw amendments are available for public examination at the offices of the Planning Department, 3rd floor, in Burnaby City Hall. Copies of the proposed bylaws may be inspected at the Office of the City Clerk at 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C., V5G 1M2 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. weekdays from Tuesday, 2010 May 04 to Tuesday, 2010 May 18. NO PRESENTATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED BY COUNCIL AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING D.R. Comis CITY CLERK


Burnaby NOW • Saturday, May 8, 2010 • A11

Orthopedics: Surgeons raise concern about response times continued from page 10

“Beyond the critical cases, prompt orthopedic assessment also helps with the efficient flow of patients through our emergency departments.” The letter went on to state that the association was supported in its position by other orthopedic organizations. “The Canadian Orthopaedic Association advocates level 1 response level for all orthopedic hospitals. The University of British Columbia’s department of orthopedics and Vancouver General Hospital’s orthopedic trauma group also support orthopedic surgery at MOCAP level 1,” the doctors wrote. The Interior Health Authority instituted

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a change to a two-hour response time as well, Dr. Chan said, but last week agreed to reinstate the orthopedic surgeons’ 30minute response times. Fraser Health is now the only health authority in the province with the longer response times, according to Chan. Fraser Health did not want to comment on the issue prior to the meeting. The Ministry of Health would not comment on the situation. “In the meantime, Fraser Health is ensuring patients continue to have access to safe and appropriate care for orthopedic emergencies,” Joan Marshall, spokesperson for Fraser Health, wrote in an e-mail. jfuller-evans@burnabynow.com

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A12 • Saturday, May 8, 2010 • Burnaby NOW

WILDLIFE

Report on grizzly hunt stirs up controversy all wildlife management in B.C. It should continue,” Arnold said. NOW contributor “There’s a lot of misinformation being A recent report revealed grizzly bears in put out there. Misleading concerns, for B.C. are being killed up to double the num- example, grizzly bears are missing from ber allowed by the provincial government. 18 per cent of the province. That’s how However, according to Mel Arnold, pres- it should be,” Arnold said. “They don’t ident of the Burnaby-based B.C. Wildlife belong in the towns and suburbs of Greater Federation, the report is misleading and Vancouver or in the agricultural fields in provides outdated information. the Okanagan. That’s the 18 per cent where The report released by the David Suzuki they are no longer seen.” Foundation earlier this spring suggests grizIn a letter sent to the Burnaby NOW, zly bears are an at-risk species being over- Arnold said, “The anti-spring bear hunt hunted, especially in B.C.’s Interior. campaign is an exercise in manipulation “The Suzuki report is using old infor- of the vulnerable public opinion and First mation from 2004. Those systems have Nations to feed the agendas and budgets of been updated with the latest research from the international anti-hunting movement.” 2008, and the harvest members are within But Dr. Faisal Moola, director of terrestrithe annual allowable harvest,” al conservation and science for Arnold said. “There are a few the David Suzuki Foundation, “It is a sustainsites with specific locations said the organization does not able hunt. It’s where the harvest members are oppose hunting. being addressed through regu“We support subsistence part of overall lation restrictions.” hunting, a food hunt, but this is wildlife manage- not a subsistence hunt,” Moola According to the B.C. Wildlife Federation, a provincement in B.C. It said. wide voluntary conservation “This is not about putting should continue.” food organization of hunters, anglers on the table, this is a hunt and recreational shooters, as about trophies. MEL ARNOLD of November 2008 there were “Let’s be really honest here. B.C. Wildlife Federation roughly 17,000 grizzly bears We’re talking about a trophy throughout the province. hunt for something as frivolous as killing In B.C. there are 57 local grizzly bear bears for their heads, their paws and their population units, areas that are monitored pelts. by conservationists and scientists. Each unit “I think the report we released was very has its own mortality limit and according to definitive. We used the B.C. government’s the report, 63 per cent of those units have own data. We looked at the actual mortaldoubled their mortality rates. ity of grizzly bears relative to what the B.C. In order to hunt grizzly bears, hunters government has set as a benchmark for a must enter a random draw. Only those sustainable hunt, and we found that they selected receive the authorization to hunt had exceeded their own benchmarks.” within specific units throughout the provAccording to Moola, over the past two ince. Hunters are allowed to kill one grizzly decades, several scientific panels have made bear per year, usually as part of a big game recommendations to the provincial governhunt where winners receive trophies for ment to create no-kill zones. These refuges their kill. would protect grizzly bears from trophy In B.C. it’s considered illegal to kill a bear hunting and accidental death caused by younger than two years old or any bear in humans, but the government has yet to its company, usually the cub’s mother. implement such zones. The maximum fine for illegally killing a “These recommendations have been grizzly bear is $100,000 and six months in made since 1995. Just recently, scientists jail for a first offence. wrote to the premier once again,” Moola Over the years, anti-hunting groups said. “Unfortunately, despite the fact that have lobbied against the provincial govern- the science community has consistently ment to ban not only the trophy hunting of called for that, both the grizzly bear huntgrizzly bears but overall hunting of grizzly ers and those completely opposed to the bears; however, a ban has yet to be put in hunt have called for it as well. But the B.C. place. government has made very little progress “It is a sustainable hunt. It’s part of over- in implementing that key solution.”

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Burnaby NOW • Saturday, May 8, 2010 • A13

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17 Bollywood comedy

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Lure of the silver ball B

urnaby’s very own Robert Gagno is heading to the world pinball championship in Minnesota this month. Gagno, 21, ranks about 60th in the world when it comes to competitive pinball. He has been playing competitively for little more than a year. The International Flipper Pinball Association organizes the event, which runs May 21 to 23 this year. Sixty-four pinball players from 13 countries will compete for a prize package of more than $14,000, which includes a new pinball machine. Gagno, who has autism, is also a recipient of the Yes I Can award for his hard work in athletics and for being a good ambassador for people with disabilities.

Points for students

SFU has launched a new award program that helps pay travel expenses for students doing humanitarian work overseas. The global travel award is a partnership between SFU and C.A.R.E. Society, a Vancouver group that uses donated Asia Miles for its disaster relief and family reunification programs. For the SFU award, the projects have to be international volunteer or cooperative education work with non-profit groups. Students interested in volunteer work this fall or next spring should apply for the grant this summer. For more information, go to www. coopcommunity.sfu.ca.

History, Italian style

McGill library branch is hosting author Vincenza Scarpaci to talk about Italian-American history and influence on North America May 15. Scarpaci is author of The Journey of the Italians in America, which chronicles the historical immigration of Italians through photographs from throughout the 20th century. Scarpaci is Sicilian, but she was born in Brooklyn, New York. The workshop is free, but space is limited, so register by calling 604-299-8955 or go online at www. bpl.bc.ca/events/mcgill. There will also be books for sale at the event. Here & Now Page 14

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On the water: Canoeists take to the waters of Burnaby Lake on a recent clear afternoon. Anyone who wants to try their hand at canoeing can do so on Monday for Move for Health Day – free canoeing is offered at Deer Lake at 5:30 and 6:45 p.m.

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City hosts free events to get people moving towards better health and more active lives Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter

More than four months since New Year’s resolutions were made, Move for Health Day is here to get people back on track with their fitness and health goals. May 10 is B.C.’s Move for Health Day, and Burnaby’s parks department is holding a number of free events to celebrate. “What we try to do is offer a huge selection,” said Rainy Kent, coordinator of Burnaby’s Move for Health events. “(We want) to make it as convenient as we can, for as many people as we can.” In 2009, the city held a walk around Deer Lake, but it was easier to coordinate the large, community-based event because May 10 fell on a weekend last year, Kent explained. This year, community centres and parks throughout the city will offer free classes and events to showcase what activity the city has to offer. Bonsor Recreation Complex is hosting free athletic classes and seminars all day long. There are opportunities to talk to a per-

sonal trainer in the Bonsor Lobby; a Get able via the Bonsor seniors’ bus committee to Know your Pedometer class at 2 p.m. if participants register beforehand), and (registration is required); a Bellyfit class for along the Trans Canada Train, departing women at 4 p.m.; free swimming from 7 to from Confederation Park at 10:30 a.m. 9 p.m.; and Capoeira for Families at 8 p.m. There is free kayaking in Burrard Inlet Cameron Complex has multiple classes and canoeing at Deer Lake 5:30 and 6:45 as well, including an early morning Rise p.m., as well. Those interested need to regand Ride spin class at 6:15 a.m.; ister ahead of time. a seniors’ fitness class at 10:20 Last year, 78,391 British a.m.; and a stretch and strength Columbians participated “Our goal is class at 7 p.m. in Move for Health Day always to get as Eileen Dailly Centre is holdevents. The B.C. Recreation many people as ing a Deep-water Aquafit and Parks Association’s goal Sampler class at 7 p.m., as well for 2010 is to engage 90,000 possible up and as a free swim from 7 to 10 p.m. people in 250 events. moving.” C. G. Brown Pool has an According to Kent, Aquafit class at 8 p.m., as well Burnaby is not focused on RAINY KENT as a lap swim. having a specific amount Move for Health coordinator Edmonds Community Centre of residents participate. is offering weight room introInstead, the city is trying to ductions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The centre hold events that appeal to as many people is also offering a low impact fitness class as possible. at 9:15 a.m. “Our goal is always to get as many Bootcamp 101 is being held at Willingdon people as possible up and moving,” Kent Centre at 7 p.m., and there is an open said. gym night for youth at the Maywood For more information, go to the city’s Community School gym and South Central website at www.burnaby.ca and click the Youth Centre from 7:45 to 9:45 p.m. link for City Hall. Under Departments, Salsa classes are being held in the after- click Parks, Rec and Culture, and scroll noon at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts; down to the Upcoming Events section. registration is required. There is a link to a PDF, which contains all There are community walks along Byrne of Burnaby’s Move for Health Day event Creek, starting at Edmonds Centre at 9:30 information. jfuller-evans@burnabynow.com a.m. (transportation from Bonsor is avail-


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Celebrating agriculture in the city

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From the farm to the mall: Shoppers check out the Agriculture in the City display in the grand court at Metropolis at Metrotown. The free festival, which ran from April 23 to 25, offered a greenhouse display, exhibitions and information about agriculture and chef demonstrations.

Here & Now: Hospice society thankful continued from page 13

Save the date

The parent groups from Cascade Heights and Inman elementaries are joining forces to organize a spring fair for Thursday, May 27. The fair features games, food and prizes. There will also be a teacher dunk-tank. All money raised benefits the two schools. Local MLA Kathy Corrigan is expected

to attend. The fair runs 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and is at Cascade Heights, 4343 Smith Ave.

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Community members gathered on May 2 for the annual Hike for Hospice and Palliative Care fundraiser in Burnaby. Preliminary counts show this year’s local hike raised more than $9,000. “I am overwhelmed by the support Burnaby

residents have shown for this event,” said Diana Li, executive director of the Burnaby Hospice Society. “Thanks to the hard work of all our volunteers and participants, this year’s event was a great success. I am proud to say that the efforts of people in this community are making a difference and helping to improve the lives of people who are going through the end-of-life process.” The hike is a cross-

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Giro di Burnaby are getting exposure in Toronto. Luigia Zilli has an exhibition called Bicycle Art underway at the Joseph D. Carrier Gallery in Toronto. The show includes paintings on canvas depicting bicycles and cyclists. Along with the 35 paintings, Zilli will be showing the Giro di Burnaby trophy – which she designed – and the street banner she created for the Heights. The show runs until June 2. Check out www. carriergallery.com. And check out Zilli’s website, www.luigiazilli. com, for more details about what she’s up to these days.

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Sylvan Learning, the leading provider of tutoring to students of all ages and skill levels, has developed the following tips to help parents encourage their children to write over the summer:

Pick an Engaging Topic Persuading your child to write over the summer break may be easier if you help them identify fun and engaging topics. Suggest timely subjects. • For example, Canada Day on July 1st is a good opportunity for your children to explore their own patriotism. • Ask them if they know what patriotism is, and what it means to them. Encourage your children by helping them with some research about their country, its history, people and places. Give Story Starters Sometimes the most difficult part of writing can be getting started. Help your children write their patriotic paragraphs/essays by giving them topic ideas, such as: See page 25 ...

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Kids Biz! • Proofread everything. Make sure grammar, spelling and punctuation are perfect before you declare anything “finished.” • Don’t rely on a computer’s spellchecker to ensure proper spelling.

Marilynn Tebitt, Sylvan instructor and Sylvan students. ... from page 24

• I am proud to be Canadian because … • On July 1st, my family and I usually … • If someone asked me what my country means to me, I would say … Sylvan Tips on Writing • Good writing takes time. Spend time organizing your ideas and thinking about what you really want to say in your paragraph/essay. • Use the Internet or library to research your topic. • Prepare an outline before you begin to write.

• Use transition words – such as “after,” “although,” “before,” “however” and “therefore” to help your ideas flow together. • Be willing to revise. Change your sentences around, add material that lends to your writing and delete material that doesn’t work. • Avoid clichés, slang and jargon. • Always keep a dictionary handy to help with spelling. • Use a thesaurus to help you think of a new way to say something. • Ask someone else to edit your work.

Sylvan Learning can help students improve their writing skills over the summer and be prepared to head back into the classroom. The Sylvan Academic Writing program is designed to help students understand many writing formats and styles, including illustrative and descriptive essays, comparative passages, persuasive writing, expository writing, summaries and outlines. Students in the program also complete exercises in grammar, spelling, vocabulary, paragraph structure and essay development. Additionally, Sylvan can help high school students prepare for college/university and the workplace with its new College Prep Writing program. College Prep Writing is a 36-hour program providing a solid foundation in upperlevel writing, including “how-to” help with essays, refining research skills and understanding source documentation. Visit the “Writing” area of www. SylvanLearning.ca to learn how Sylvan’s individualized approach can help your child build writing skills that will last a lifetime.

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MOTORING

The secret life of a full-sized family sedan Ford Taurus SHO is a high-performance, sporty offering David Chao and Bob McHugh NOW contributors

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he “sleeper” sports sedan is a special breed of automobile. The undercover agent of the auto world, it looks, works and lives what appears to be an ordinary life – until called into action! The new Ford Taurus is an award-winning full-sized family sedan. The Ford Taurus SHO, the focus of this review, looks the same and can do all the things a conventional Taurus can do, yet it’s a high-performance double (agent). Possibly the most innovative sedan Ford has ever brought to the market, Taurus offers an impressive selection of new high-tech features, some of which are not even available on much pricier vehicles. An outstanding passenger-protection system is also combined with style, performance and a high degree of comfort. The original Taurus SHO

(Super High Output) was introduced back in 1989, and power came from a high-revving (220horsepower, twin-overhead camshaft) Yamaha built V-6 engine. It only came with a manual transmission, was a hoot to drive and is still treasured by Ford purists. A second generation followed in ‘92 with an optional automatic transmission and a specially (de-tuned) version of the V-6. The downward trend continued when a forgettable V-8 powered third (and last) generation SHO was introduced about 10 years ago. The less said about this car, the better. The new Taurus SHO is a comeback car for Ford that captures the spirit of the ‘89 car. Power is provided by a new Ford-built EcoBoost V-6 engine that also answers the fuel-efficiency and environmental concerns of today’s car buyer. The 3.5-litre direct-injection, twin-turbocharged V-6 is the largest and most powerful of Ford’s new family of EcoBoost engines. It can generate 365 horsepower at 5,500 r.p.m., and 350 lb.-ft. of torque is available from 1,500 to 5,250 r.p.m.

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Double agent: The new Ford Taurus SHO is an innovative sedan that offers high-tech features, performance and outstanding safety for passengers. In addition to impressive power and a broad torque band, this Eco-Boost engine also provides excellent fuel economy when compared to similar power normally aspirated

engines. City fuel economy is rated at 12.3 l/100 km and on the highway it can get 8.0 l/100 km. The base 3.5-litre Duratec V-6 offers a maximum of 263 horse-

power and 249 lb.-ft. of torque, which is more than adequate for this size of vehicle. In the entry level front-drive Taurus, fuel economy is a little better at Taurus SHO Page 31

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MOTORING Taurus SHO: Elegant and high-tech sedan is a definite winner continued from page 29

11.6 l/100 km in the city and 7.2 l/100 km on the highway. Add all-wheel-drive, and fuel consumption is the same. The SHO comes with a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, allwheel-drive and just about every option, except for navigation and active cruise control packages. It also has a special sport-tuned suspension with unique shock absorbers, springs, stabilizer bars, strut mount bushings and a 20-inch wheel and tire package. A quicker and more direct electric power-assisted steering system plus an upgraded four-wheel disc brake system are both standard. There’s a “Sport Mode” setting for the standard AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control, and a shorter 3.16: 1 final drive ratio helps provide even crisper acceleration. The lengthy list of standard SHO equipment includes the SYNC voice-activated communications system, intelligent (door frame keypad) access and push-button start, dual-electronic climate control, MyKey (parental security), automatic high beams/rain sensing windshield wipers, auto-dimming interior and driver’s side mirrors, a Sony audio system, BLIS blind spot information system with Cross Traffic Alert and a rear view camera. Taurus comes in SE, SEL and Limited editions in addition to SHO. The base price is $28,949, and SHO starts at $48,199. My test SHO came with the Navi and Active

Cruise packages and a $53,749 price tag.

The looks

Somewhat conservative yet an elegant and attractive design, the new Taurus should be a good fit with its target market, the mature buyer and business person. Apart from some discreet badges, the big wheels and rear spoiler are the most visible signs that it’s the SHO.

The inside

Distinguishing features inside include leather-trimmed seats with Miko (made from recycled materials) suede inserts, a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel, 10-way power seats, aluminum gas and brake pedals (adjustable), real aluminum trim, and there’s SHO branding on the floor mats and dash panel. The leather seats look good, accommodate a full-size frame and have heating and cooling features. The rear seats come with heaters, leg room in both the front and back is good, and the trunk is huge. It’s a great car to take on a long drive.

Safety

The 2010 Taurus has an advanced crash safety structure that recently earned it a U.S. government five-star rating in front and side crash tests. It has also earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s “Top Safety Pick” ranking. Advanced collision avoidance technolo-

gies include a radar-enabled advanced collision warning system and an optional active cruse control system. A unique Cross Traffic Alert system warns a driver of rear crisscross traffic when backing out of a parking stall or a driveway. Included with the Adaptive Cruise Control option package is a new radarbased forward collision warning system that helps a driver avoid accidents. It detects moving vehicles ahead and provides a visual “heads-up” warning signal and an audible warning when there’s a collision risk with slower-moving traffic. Taurus also features faster acting side air bags that deploy up to 30 percent faster than traditional air bags.

The drive

Other than the steering wheel mounted shifter paddles, no big surprises inside the comfortable cabin. Adjustable pedals help make it easier and safer for shorter-legged drivers to find a comfortable position. Modern automatics like the six-speed SelectShift in the SHO are on par with a manual transmission in terms of efficiency (fuel economy) and driver enjoyment (manual shift capabilities). Either steering wheel paddle allowed both up down shifts without taking a hand off the wheel – a clever design. Paddle use, however, does not override auto and first requires a floor lever shift to a manual position. Power and acceleration is smooth and easy and very impressive. The low-speed

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Comfort: The interior of the new Ford Taurus SHO.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS SATURDAY, MAY 8 Free store, with a chance to browse and enjoy a cup of coffee, in the green building behind New Life Community Church, 8765 Government St., 9:30 a.m. to noon. Bring your children and friends. Info: 604-420-0761. Mother’s Day Tea, hosted by the Burnaby North Road BIA, celebrating Korean tea ceremony traditions, with service in Korean and English, traditional foods, paper hat making for kids, a carnation for each mother and entertainment, 1 to 3 p.m. Info: 604-415-4779. Great Salmon Send-Off, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the north end of the Stoney Creek Community School grounds, 2740 Beaverbrook Cres. Info: Jennifer Atchison, 604-4209132, or Alan James, stoney creek@handshake.ca. Cream scone tea, noon to 2 p.m. at St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church, 1030 Sperling Ave. Scones served with strawberry jam, fresh whipped cream and a beverage. Home-baked goodies for sale also.

MONDAY, MAY 10 Health Alert, at Bonsor Seniors’ Centre, 6550 Bonsor Ave., with regular drop-in services from 10 to 11:45 a.m., including blood pressure, weight monitoring, health info, massage and relaxation, plus exercise at 11 a.m. Speaker at noon on joint and muscle health. Info: 604439-1456.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 12 Burnaby/New West Newcomers and Friends Club, welcomes women who are new to the area, as well as longtime residents, giving women of all ages and cultures a chance to make new friends. Info: Lenore, 604-2946913. B.C. Genealogical Society, meets at Edmonds Community Centre, Kingsway at Edmonds, 7:30 p.m. Visitors and new members of any age welcome. Introductory courses offered.

Call 604-431-6149 or see www.bcgs.ca for information. Parent education evening, with Saleema Noon, sexual health educator, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at South Burnaby Preschool, 7551 Gray Ave., tickets $10, available at the door while supplies last. Call 604-831-0783 or e-mail admin@southburnaby preschool.com. SFU Philosophers’ Café, 7 p.m. at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, with discussion of Physicians and Me, looking at issues surrounding individual responsibility and medical treatment of health issues, 604-291-6864. All welcome, registration and experience not required. Admission $5. Lunch with Seniors Acting Up, the all-senior comedy troupe, noon to 2 p.m. at Edmonds Community Centre for 55-plus, $11.40 members, $14.25 non-members, 604525-1671. Scandinavian Business Club dinner meeting, with social at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m., at the Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St. To reserve or attend as a guest, call Bjarne at 604-528-9290 or Jan at 604-551-7512.

THURSDAY, MAY 13 Thrift shop sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at South Burnaby United Church, Rumble and Gray, with clothing, housewares, books, toys and more. Donations welcome. Rummage sale, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Danish Lutheran Church, 6010 Kincaid St., with light luncheon available. Info: 604-298-6112. Health Watch, at Edmonds Community Centre for 55plus, 7282 Kingsway, with regular drop-in services from 10 to 11:45 a.m. including blood pressure, height and weight monitoring, health info and consultation, relaxation, massage and chair exercise, and presentation at 11 a.m. on The Joy of Stress (Part 2). Info: 604-524-9060.

FRIDAY, MAY 14 Stoqw’eylem Powwow,

grand entry at 7 p.m. at Burnaby Central Secondary School, 4939 Canada Way. Info: Dawn Marks, 778-8937704, or Verna Aquash, 778809-4738. Scandinavians 55-plus monthly luncheon, noon at Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St. Bring a plate of sandwiches, cakes or cookies to share and pay $2, or pay $5 if you don’t bring food. Info: 604294-2777.

SATURDAY, MAY 15 Free store, with a chance to browse and enjoy a cup of coffee, in the green building behind New Life Community Church, 8765 Government St., 9:30 a.m. to noon. Bring your children and friends. Info: 604-420-0761. Spring bazaar and plant sale, presented by the National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre Auxiliary at the centre, 6688 Southoaks Cres., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring good-quality Japanese-style items, spring plants and Japanese food. Tea ceremony in the Tatami Room at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., tickets $10. Donations welcome. For more information, call 604777-7000. Stoqw’eylem Powwow, grand entry at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Burnaby Central Secondary School, 4939 Canada Way. Info: Dawn Marks, 778-893-7704, or Verna Aquash, 778-809-4738.

www.bpl.bc.ca/events/mcgill or call 604-299-8955.

SUNDAY, MAY 16 SFU Philosophers’ Café, 7 p.m. at La Fontana Caffe, 1013701 Hastings St., with discussion of guardian angels. All welcome, registration and experience not required. Admission $5. Info: 778-7825215. Stoqw’eylem Powwow, grand entry at 1 p.m. at Burnaby Central Secondary School, 4939 Canada Way. Info: Dawn Marks, 778-8937704, or Verna Aquash, 778809-4738.

MONDAY, MAY 17 Health Alert, at Bonsor Seniors’ Centre, 6550 Bonsor Ave., with regular drop-in services from 10 to 11:45 a.m., including blood pressure, weight monitoring, health info, massage and relaxation, plus exercise at 11 a.m. Presentation at noon on ovarian cancer. Info: 604439-1456.

TUESDAY, MAY 18 Free store, with a chance to browse and enjoy a cup of coffee, in the green building behind New Life Community Church, 8765 Government St., 9:30 a.m. to noon. Bring your children and friends. Info: 604-420-0761.

Finn Fun Camp, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Scandinavian Community Centre, 67540 Thomas St., with a day of games and crafts. Price includes lunch, snack and “makkaranpaisto.” Price: $50 for two people, $72 for three to five people, $25 for extra people. Info: 604-294-7777.

Adapted weight training, first of four sessions, 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. at Edmonds Community Centre for 55-plus, 7282 Kingsway, $20.80, 604-5251671.

ONGOING Rotary Club of Burnaby – Deer Lake, meets every Thursday at 7:15 a.m. For more information, contact Janice at 604-420-0038. Miniature train rides, at 120 North Willingdon Ave., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, with more than two kilometres of track. Book your birthday parties and private functions. For info, call 604-291-0922. Big Sisters of B.C. Lower Mainland, seeks Big and Little Sister alumni for 50th anniversary celebrations this year. Contact Lisa, lcloutier@ bigsisters.bc.ca or call 604873-4525, ext. 306. North Vancouver High School, 100th anniversary celebration, seeking former students and teachers for a celebration on Saturday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., $25. Info: www.northvansss.com or call Laurel Gurnsey at 604980-7423. YWCA Camp Fun Girl, a oneweek camp for girls aged nine to 13, running July 19 to 23 and again July 26 to 30, now open for registration. Camp offers a variety of

outdoor activities and workshops to empower girls. For more info or registration, call Holly Parsons, 604-895-5844 or hparsons@ywcavan.org. Burnaby North High School 1960 graduating class, a 50th reunion is planned for September 2010. If you have not been contacted, call Sharon at 604-298-5737, Joyce at 604-888-9007 or Barrie at 250-285-3087. Volunteers needed, at Edmonds Community Centre for 55-plus, with opportunities for entertainers, computer club, kitchen assistant, dishwasher, cashier, Second Hand Rose retail assistants and more. Call 604-525-1671 or pop in to the centre, 7282 Kingsway, to learn more. Coalition of Senior Citizens Organizations, an advocacy group devoted to improving the quality of life for all seniors, invites seniors’ organizations and individuals wishing to become members to call Ernie Bayer at 604-5769734 or fax 604-576-9733, or e-mail ecbayer@shaw.ca for further information. Edmonds Seniors Golf Club, for players of all levels, with games at either Central Park Pitch & Putt or Kensington Park Pitch & Putt. For information and schedule, call Pat at 604-433-2072. Send non-profit listings to calendar@burnabynow.com.

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Recent disasters around the world, and here in Canada, have demonstrated the importance of communities becoming prepared for emergencies of all types. The goal of Emergency Preparedness Week, which runs from May 2-8, is to encourage Canadians to become more engaged in emergency preparedness activities, like the ones listed on www.EPweek.ca. As a member of your community, here are some things you can do to get more involved: • Talk to your friends, family and co-workers about emergency preparedness. Develop the plans you need to make sure you are ready. • Volunteer to help your neighbours and co-workers get prepared, and consider volunteering for a local emergency organization.

• Lead efforts in your community. Educate others by teaching them of the importance of emergency preparedness and by encouraging groups to coordinate their efforts. • Take stock of the emergency response agencies in your community. Ask them what they need and how you can help. Remember, emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere. Experience has shown that individual preparedness goes a long way towards communities being able to cope better – both during and after a major disaster. Information and additional tips on Emergency Preparedness are available at www.GetPrepared.ca.

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36 Burrards win opener

37 Focus 3rd at volley B.C.s 38 Lax player of the week

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It’s Central versus Hyacks in final ond half, but it was New Westminster that controlled most of the play in the midfield. However, Vogt had perhaps the best chance, sendTom Berridge ing a long ball just wide sports editor in the late going after a Now all Jessica Goodwin cross from Grade 8 forward has to worry about is the Seina Kashima. In the overtime, South mark she’ll receive on her looked the better of the two mid-term exam. The Grade 11 Hyack teams, but was unlucky to scored the game-win- not come away with more ning goal in a shootout to show for it. In the first to give New overtime, Westminster “Oh man, I just Kashima made Secondary a 2knew we had to a nice run down 1 victory over the left side score. The last Burnaby South cut inside in the district few years, we’ve and the New West girls’ semifinal been knocked out defence, only soccer playoff at Mercer Stadium in the first round to have her low strike miss the Thursday. of playoffs.” near post. But she nearBut the ly didn’t make JESSICA GOODWIN Hyacks owned it to the game New West goal scorer the shootout, on time. outscoring “I was trying to get out (of the exam). South 4-3. “Oh man, I just knew we I’m glad I got here,” said Goodwin, who arrived at had to score,” said Goodwin the pitch in the second half after her solid strike went in off the keeper’s glove for of play. By that time, the score the game-winning score. was deadlocked at 1-1 after “The last few years we’ve both teams scored in the been knocked out in the first round of playoffs, so opening half of the play. South defender Abbey it’s pretty cool.” New Westminster will Vogt got the Burnaby side meet regular season chamon the board first. But Kirsti Shanks equal- pion Burnaby Central in ized later in the half off the championship final a long ball on goal by at Burnaby Lake Sports her younger sister Emma Complex-West, Tuesday at Shanks that was bobbled 3 p.m. CentralblankedBurnaby by the South keeper. Both teams had some North 2-0 in the other semimomentum in the sec- final.

Championship final Tuesday at Burnaby Lake

Tom Berridge

sports editor

Larry Wright/burnaby now

A game-winner: Seina Kashima of South outruns Heather Izatt of Alpha

for the ball in a 2-0 playoff win earlier this week. The high school district championship final will be played at Burnaby Lake-West Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Old Caseys coming to bat in Burnaby Tom Berridge

sports editor

The old boys of summer will be coming to Burnaby and New Westminster this year. The Lower Mainland Baseball Association will be playing host to the 18th annual Canadian National Oldtimers Baseball Federation championships and Burnaby will be its epicentre. Queen’s Park Stadium, Robert Burnaby Park and Central Park will host the majority of the approximately 80 games, including all three championship finals, which will be played over the B.C. Day long weekend from July 30 to Aug. 2. As many as 30 hardball teams will be competing in three separate age divisions, including 35and-over, 44-plus and an over-50

Water polo pair share gold

age group that already is shaping up to be the must-see event at this year’s nationals, said tournament co-chair and LMBA commissioner Dan Taylor of Burnaby. “Although the 50-and-over has only competed in the last three years, the three teams who have won are all here. Nine teams have applied to play so far,” Taylor said. “I think it’s a reflection on oldtimer baseball because our league and the league in PoCo guys are playing longer.” That is one of the main reasons why an over-50 division was added to the championships. Red Deer won the first-ever over-50 national title. A team called the B.C. Capitals won in 2008, while Yarmouth, N.S. will be returning to defend its title. The nationals will also play some preliminary games out of

Mundy and Blue Mountain parks in Coquitlam and at South Surrey Athletic Park, adjacent to Softball City. Both the cities of Burnaby and New Westminster are fully behind the event, while Tourism Burnaby also chipped in with a cash grant and is helping set up accommodations for the visitors. The group also received a grant from Baseball B.C., which will receive any profits from the championship, said Taylor. Major sponsor Firstar will be outfitting the volunteers and supplying the prizes and awards. Baden Canada will supply the baseballs. So far, 25 teams from B.C., the Prairies, Ontario and the Maritimes have registered to play. The opening ceremonies will be held at Queen’s Park Stadium

on Friday, July 30. A beer garden will also be open on-site. As many as 80 games will be played over the holiday weekend. There will be special events planned, including a salmon barbecue and a welcoming event hosted at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown hotel. If that wasn’t enough, Taylor is already thinking ahead to hosting an annual oldtimer’s jamboree in the future. “This bodes well for B.C. teams,” Taylor said. “We’re hoping to capitalize on this and do an annual thing. Do something for B.C. teams and maybe some Alberta teams that might want to come.” Further sponsorship and support is welcomed. To get involved or to find out more information, go to www.cnobf2010.com.

Two Burnaby water polo players came back with gold medals around their necks from the national water polo club championships in Halifax on May 2. Filip Juristovski and Philip Toy shared a firstplace finish with the Fraser Valley club team following a narrow 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Titans in the championship final. Juristovski was named the most valuable player following the tournament. Alex Vazeos led the Valley club in the final, scoring twice, including the eventual game-winner. Juristovski was named the first star in Fraser Valley’s 7-3 win over eventual bronze medallist York in the semifinals. The Burnaby Mountain student scored three times, while Toy added a single goal in the final period. Toy and Juristovski were chosen first and second star, respectively, in a narrow 7-6 win over Quebec club DDO in a tight quarter-final matchup. Juristovski scored two goals in both the first and second periods. Toy added a single score in the next two stanzas, including the game-winning goal with just three seconds to go in the game. Fraser Valley opened the tournamentwithJuristovski tallying five times and Toy once in an 8-5 win over the Pacific Storm.

1st team all-star

Burnaby’s Jakie Köhli was named a Collegiate Water Polo Association West Division first team all-star on April 30. This season, the sophomore Indiana University attacker scored a singleseason school record 78 goals, while also collecting a team-high 71 steals. The Moscrop grad also picked up four Western Division player of the week awards. On Sunday, Köhli tallied a pair of goals as the No. 14-ranked Hoosiers fell 7-5 to seventh-ranked University of Michigan in the Eastern championship final.


A36 • Saturday, May 8, 2010 • Burnaby NOW

SFU ATHLETICS

Runner wins race; splits in softball

Simon Fraser University sophomore Helen Crofts took the overall 800-metre title at the Payton Jordan Cardinal invitational track and field last weekend. Crofts won her section in a meet-best time of 2:05.15 at the Stanford Universityhosted meet in Palo Alto, California Sunday. Crofts defeated NIKE runner Nikeya Green by six-tenths of a second, while Clan teammate Jessica Smith finished third in the section in a time of 2:06.06, posting the fourth-fastest time at the meet. Junior Brianna Kane finished with a time of 2:08.52. In the high jump, Rachelle Barnett was fifth with a leap of 1.60 m, while Priye Iworima was eighth in the long jump. On the men’s side, Tyson Unruh was fourth in a photo-finish in the 400m, clocking an identical 48.78 time with David St. Amant from the University of Michigan, who was awarded third place. Andrew Boss was seventh.

On to regionals

Simon Fraser University needed a nine-run fifth inning to earn a split against Seattle University. The Clan dropped a 5-2 opener before taking the later game 10-4 in varsity women’s softball doubleheader in Tsawwassen May 3. The split was the final home game before the NAIA independent region-

al championships hosted by the University of HoustonVictoria, in Texas. Trailing 4-0 in the second game, Leah Riske, Carly Moir and Carly LePoutre knocked in two runs apiece in a nine-run fifth to put the game out of reach for the Clan. Myriam Poirier earned the win in relief of starter Cara Lukawesky. In the opener, Seattle took an early 2-0 on a pair of unearned runs. Stefani Durrant got one run back with a single up the middle that scored Jessie Harris in the bottom of the third. Brittany Ribeiro tied the game in the fourth, scoring on an error after Lauren Mew hit into a fielder’s choice. Ashley Hadland took the loss, giving up five runs on five hits over seven innings.

Player of year

Leah Riske, a secondyear shortstop with the Simon Fraser University women’s softball team, was named the Association of Independent Institutions player of the year Wednesday. Riske led the Clan with six home runs and 31 runs batted in, while hitting .345 this season. Designated hitter Stefani Durrant, outfielder Brittany Mayers and first base Kelsey Haberl, both of Burnaby, were also named to the All-Conference team.

A game-winner with Pride Christine Sinclair lifted the FC Gold Pride into sole possession of first place in the Women’s Professional Soccer League. Sinclair scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Sky Blue FC last Saturday.

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Hit parade: Simon Fraser University’s Glen Williams takes the ball into contact against the Vancouver Rowing Club in a Lower Mainland third division men’s rugby playoff. The Rowers won the game 13-3.

BURNABY SPORTS BRIEFS Matt MacKenzie got the Calgary Hitmen off to a roaring start in the Western Hockey League championship final series. MacKenzie scored his fifth and sixth goals of the major junior playoffs in a four-goal opening period in Calgary’s 7-0 victory over the Tri-City Americans in Game 1 of the best-of-seven league final April 30. The 6-2, 198-pound defenceman tallied back-to-back power-play markers less than one minute apart to help blow open the opening game of the series. MacKenzie earned the game’s second-star nod. Calgary leads the championship series for the 3-1. Game 5 was played Friday (after Record deadlines).

Playing waiting game

Hershey Bears defenceman Karl Alzner is heading back to the Eastern Conference finals following a fourgame sweep of the Albany River Rats in American Hockey League East Division finals. Hershey defeated Albany 5-4 in overtime to earn the series’ sweep April 29. The Bears are currently awaiting the winner of the Atlantic Division finals between the Worcester Sharks and Manchester Monarchs. Manchester leads the series 3-2.

Burrards win opener

The Burnaby Burrards won their

West Coast Senior Lacrosse League opener 11-8 over the Royal City Capitals May 2. Justin Thomas and Cory Siegner led the way, scoring separate hat tricks in the win. Jonas Lewis topped all Burrards with a game-high four points, including three assists.

Marathon movers

Lauren Williams and Crista Vanden Hoven of Burnaby were eighth and ninth in the female 25to-29 age division, clocking times of 3:12.52 and 3:15.16, respectively, in the Vancouver Marathon May 2. David Vickars of Burnaby came sixth in the men’s 50-to-54 division. His time was 3:14.21.


Burnaby NOW • Saturday, May 8, 2010 • A37

VOLLEYBALL

Focus third at B.C.s

Brendan Yao of Burnaby Mountain helped the Focus Xplosion 18-and-under boys’ volleyball team to a bronze medal at the Volleyball B.C. provincial club championships at Tradex in Abbotsford on the May 1 to 2 weekend. Yao was the only player from the Xplosion named to the all-tournament team. The Xplosion, including Moscrop’s Jordan Or and newcomers to the squad, Sean Kim and Ben Ta from Burnaby North, placed third following a straight set 25-21, 25-23 victory over clubmates Focus Pounders in the consolation final. Fraser Valley Blue won the gold, beating the Vernon Venom 2-1 in the championship final. The only loss for the Xplosion was a 2-0 semifinal defeat to the Blues. The Focus squad swept its pool without dropping a game against Focus Fire, Vernon Vees and Apex Ninjas. They then advanced into the championship round, defeating Air Attack 25-21 and 25-15 in the quarter-finals.

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Making a point: A Burnaby Mountain bantam puts the finishing touch on a point in a recent BNW high school Grade 8 boys’ volleyball match against New Westminster.

Burnaby boy second in Marafun Burnaby’s Kurtis Dunbar, 12, finished in second place in the kid’s Marafun run in conjunction with the Vancouver international marathon last Sunday. Dunbar finished the final 1.6 kilometre of his cumulative marathon in 7:01 minutes.

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NCAA FIELD LACROSSE

Freshman leads Limestone

Limestone College finished its NCAA Division II South region season with a 16-7 win over Catawba College in a non-conference matchup May 1. Freshman attack Riley Loewen led Limestone with five points, including a pair of goals to help the Saints extend their win streak to 10 games. Limestone finished the regular season with a perfect 12-0 record in the region. Earlier in the week, Loewen was named Inside Lacrosse Div. II player of the week. The junior A Burnaby Laker tallied five goals and two assists in two games to help Limestone win the Conference Carolinas tournament title for the second straight time. Loewen is currently second in team scoring with 28 goals and 37 points. He leads the squad with a .549 shooting percentage.

Player of week

It was also the third time this season that the former world under-19 all-star has scored five goals in a single match. The win allowed the 103 Seawolves to claim their first-ever America East regular season title, while also posting their first 10-win season in five years. On Tuesday, Crowley was made a unanimous choice for America East’s player of the year, the first player from Stony Brook to be so honoured. Crowley was joined on the all-conference first team by four of his Stony Brook teammates, including New Westminster’s Jordan McBride. McBride has a careerbest 46 goals this season. Crowley also earned a spot on the conference allacademic team. The business management and psychology major currently sports a 3.32 grade point average.

Kevin Crowley was named America East Conference field lacrosse player of the week for a second time this season. Crowley, the No. 1 draft pick of the Western Lacrosse Association Burnaby Lakers, helped the No. 7-ranked Stony Brook University Seawolves claim the top seeding for the America East men’s lacrosse championships. The New Westminster junior midfielder tied a career-high five goals and added a single assist to lead the Seawolves to a 1610 victory over Vermont in NCAA Division 1 field lacrosse at Stony Brook, New York May 1. Crowley’s final tally gave him a new career-high 40 goals this season. His 65 total points moved him to fourth most in a single season in school history.

Jr. B Steelers win league awards Rookie Grandview Steelers goalie Khaleed Devji was named the most valuable player in the Pacific International Junior Hockey League. Devji topped posted a third-best 2.34

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LIMOUSINE DRIVERS Must have class 4 unrestricted or higher. Full & part time positions available. Email resume with abstract to: aceofspades@gmail.com or fax: 604 279-4224

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CASUAL COOK with experience and certificate required for long term care facility. Fax resume to 604-988-0814. EXPERIENCED SCHEDULER required for local school bus company. Applicant must have strong customer service background, dispatch experience, and working knowledge of the GVRD. Strong English skills a must. Computer skills (Windows, MS Office) necessary. Email resume to cory@lynchbuslines.com or Fax: (604) 439-1941

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NWI HIRING Painters. $18.50 hr/ 40 hr wk. Compl. sec. sch + min. 3 yrs of exp. req. E-resume: enrique@nwicontracting.com Personal Trainer Certification Earn up to $70/hr as a Personal Trainer. Government Financial Aid may be avail. 604-930-8377 See our ad in todays paper under Education. REVOLUTION MARTIAL ARTS seeking Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor work in 3 dif. locations. Requirement: Braz. Jiu-jitsu black belt min. 3 yrs w/ min. 5 yrs instructor exp. $18.00hr/40 hr wk. e-resume: fightclubca@shaw.ca

ATTENTION STUDENTS/ SUMMER WORK

Flex sched. $16.25 base-appt, cust. sales/service, conditions apply, no exp needed, will train. Call Now 604-676-1065 or www.summeropenings.ca

Skip Tracers

MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR MID ISLAND FOREST OPERATION THE COMPANY Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. We are currently seeking a Maintenance Supervisor to join our Mid Island Forest Operation located in Campbell River , B.C. THE POSITION We require an individual with a minimum 10 years of heavy duty mechanical experience. You possess coastal experience in your profession, a comprehensive knowledge of air and hydraulic systems and understand the necessity for the timely repair and turnaround of mobile equipment. Amongst your peers and those who report to you, you are considered to be a good leader with excellent communication skills. Shift work is not a problem for you. QUALIFICATIONS You are a highly motivated individual who recognizes the value of a team-oriented approach in the performance of this challenging position. You bring to the job an exceptional safety record, a good working knowledge of applicable occupational health & safety regulations and a willingness to work with Western Forest Products in reaching its safety and production objectives. Well developed computer skills are an asset for this position. We offer a competitive salary with a comprehensive benefit package. If you believe you possess the skills and qualifications we require, please reply in confidence by Friday, May 21, 2010, to: Western Forest Products Inc. Human Resource Department 435 Trunk Road , 3rd Floor Duncan, B.C. V9L 2P9 Fax: (250) 748-3711 E-mail: resumes@westernforest.com As only short list candidates will be contacted, we thank you in advance for your interest.

Now Hiring

FLAGPERSONS & LANE CLOSURE TECHS

• Must have reliable vehicle • Certification required • Union Wages & Benefits Apply in person 19689 Telegraph Trail, Langley fax resume to 604-513-3661 or email: darlene.hibbs@shawbiz.ca

ROAD SMART TRAINING INSTITUTE Traffic Control, Flag Persons

SEE OUR AD IN THE EDUCATION SECTION #1410 604-881-2111 www.roadsmarttraining.com

required ( locating debtors in the USA). Must be good on the telephone & internet . Our Tracers earn $ 13.70 hr to start + bonus + benefits, Earn 35-50K/yr. No exp. Necessary. Will train suitable candidates. Email resume and cover letter to its.careers@skiptrace.com or call 604-484-6900 Detailed job info at www.skiptrace.com

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. If you’ve been looking for a home-based opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work. Qualified applicants receive training, support and monthly remuneration. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.ca

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Home Support

LIVE-IN CAREGIVER needed to care for Elderly person in Parkcrest area. Handling medication, light housekeeping & shopping duties req. Must speak english & have drivers license. 604-294-8500

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Hotel Restaurant

Hi DoZo Japanese Restaurant in New West req. F/T Food Service Supervisor. Completion of High School. 3 yrs or more work experience in a related field req’d. Fluency in English & Korean req’d. $13.50 - $15/hr, 37.5 hrs/wk. Fax 604-519-0039 wonkwangman@hanmail.net

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OFFICE CLERK Full-time

Fast paced Port Coquitlam office requires a reliable, hardworking teamplayer for entry level position. Duties will include answering phones, data entry, word processing and other office duties. Candidate must speak fluent English and working knowledge of Simply Accounting, Microsoft Word and Excel an asset. Please email resume to: mcnut56@hotmail.com

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★ RESUME DOCTOR ★ Career Consultant 604-464-4195

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Trades/Technical

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CERTIFIED GLAZIER (Terrace BC) Start immediately. 2-3 years experience. Excellent benefits. No shifts. Relocation assistance. Contact: Phi Chilibeck 250-563-1555 or fax 250-612-3684 pchilibeck@all-westglass.com www.all-westglass.com

DRIVER WANTED: Terrific career opportunity with growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects using NDT. No Exp. Needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Valid License, mechanically inclined, High School Diploma and ability to travel 3 months at a time. Apply online at www.sperryrail.com go to Careers, Enter Keyword Driver do not fill in the city or state

HUDSON BAY RAILWAY, an OmniTRAX, Inc. managed company, owns and operated over 800 miles of track through Manitoba to the Hudson Bay, is seeking candidates who have the knowledge and desire to work out of The Pas, MB in the following positions. GENERAL FOREMAN Mechanical: Directs, administrates and oversees all the activities of the Mechanical department locally; supports the policies, goals and objectives as established. Locomotive Machinist: Inspects, troubleshoots, performs preventive maintenance and installation of locomotive mechanical systems and equipment (diesel engine, wheels/truck repair and air brake). Locomotive Electrician: Inspects, troubleshoots, performs preventive maintenance and installation of locomotive electrical wiring and equipment (motors, generators and lighting). Roadmaster (Gillam, MB): serves as the territory lead, responsible for the planning of all track-related activities including priorities, performance expectations, metrics and measurements. Signal Maintainer: responsible for installing, testing, troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining various radios, signals, and grade crossing warning device equipment. Company provided tools. Competitive wages and benefits, travel and outside work will be required. Additional details at www.omnitrax.com (br) Send resume to recruiting@omnitrax.com or fax 866-448-9259

Commercial Project Managers A medium sized BC based Mechanical company is accepting applications for Commercial Project Managers. The candidate will have 5 or more years managing full mechanical projects in the $1-5M range. Preference is given to candidates with Gold Seal Project Management Certification in the plumbing/mechanical field. Wages and benefits negotiated based on experience. Fax applications to 604-892-3070

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Music/Theatre/ Dance

IN HOME OR STUDIO LESSONS Piano, Theory & other instruments. Allegro Music School 604-327-7765

Burnaby Montessori School

(3 locations in Burnaby) Teaching positions in our preschool and all day program starting September 2010. Qualifications: •Montessori Certification (for 3-6 years) •ECE Certification •Previous teaching experience an asset. •Applicants must have a minimum of practicum exp. We offer competitive salaries and benefits. Fax your resume to: 604 298-2252 or email to: bbymont@telus.net

EDUCATION

STEWART TRAILERS

Experienced trailer mechanic required for our Burnaby fleet contract shop located in Lake City area of Burnaby. Afternoon shift, (2 pm start). Excellent wage and benefit package. Call 604-581-5775

Field Superintendents

A medium sized BC based Mechanical company is accepting applications for Field Superintendents. The candidates will have 7 or more yrs managing mechanical projects in the $1-5M range with a variety of technical applications. The applicant must have Red Seal journeyman ticket and B fitters license with preference given to Gold Seal certification. Wages and benefits negotiated based on experience. Fax applications to 604-892-3070

TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Canwest Community Publishing makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email inquiries@bbbvan.org and they will investigate.

AFFORDABLE DRIVING LESSONS!!! Class 5 & 7 Spec. Promo: $25 each for first 2 lessons! Door to door service. Gov’t Lic. Instructor. Metropolis Driving School 604 518 7949 or visit: www. metropolisdriving.com

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BECOME AN EVENT PLANNER with the IEWP (TM) online course. Start your own successful business. You’ll receive full-colour texts, DVD’s, assignments, and personal tutoring. FREE BROCHURE! 1-800-267-1829 www.qceventplanning.com

Tutoring Services

TUTOR DOCTOR BURNABY/ NEW WEST In-Home Tutoring for All Ages and Subjects. Experienced & Qualified Tutors. 778.552.5262 jmeyer@tutordoctor.com www.tutordoctorca.com/tricities

ROAD SMART TRAINING INSTITUTE LTD. 2 Day comprehensive, standardized training curriculum for Traffic Control Persons, meeting the current WCB requirements. Visit us at www.roadsmarttraining.com For further information or to register, contact 604-881-2111

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL Train on Full-Size Excavators, Dozers, Graders, Loaders. Oil Field Tickets. Provincially Certified Instructors. Government Accredited. Job Placement assistance. www.iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

Personal Trainer Certification

Earn up to $70/hr as a Personal Trainer. Government Financial Aid may be available. 604-930-8377 Hilltop Academy

FOODSAFE 1 DAY COURSES – ONLY $66! Burnaby: May 23 or June 12 Vancouver: Every Sat, Sun & Mon Also Coq • Sry • Rcmd • M.Ridge Health Inspector Instructors! ADVANCE Hospitality Education BC’s #1 Foodsafe Choice

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CAREER COACH Back to school planning

September may seem far away, but now is the time to consider school and training options beginning this fall. Here are a number of great websites that will help you Gregg Taylor research your training options: www.educationplannerbc.ca: Provides information on all undergraduate programs at BC’s 27 publicly funded colleges, institutes and universities including availability, application dates, tuition costs, admission requirements, and program lengths. You can search for programs by field of study, subject area, length of program, region, institution, and type of credential. www.bccca.com: The BC Career Colleges Association represents privately owned career training centres. Click on the ‘Search for a School’ option at the top of the main page to search by topic of study and/or region. www.pctia.bc.ca: The Private Career Training Institutions Agency is a government agency responsible for registering and accrediting private training colleges. Make sure that any private training college you consider is registered and preferably accredited by the agency. If you are uncertain about which career or training option fits best for you, get some professional career guidance. Please call my office at 604-434-1177 for information about hiring a career counsellor or our no-fee (government funded) three-week career exploration program, The Transitions Program.

Career Confusion? FIND YOUR PASSION Join our award-winning CAREER PLANNING PROGRAM. Free to the Unemployed

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RETIRED GUITAR PLAYER to accompany vocalist at seniors jams. Fun only. 604-524-9573

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Programs start Monthly

Funded in whole or part through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement

Class Intake #4

We would like to thank the following who helped make our

WOMEN IN TRADES TRAINING a success:

Kwantlen Polytechnic, BCIT, Sheet Metal Training Centre, Trowel Trades Training Association, PIAB, VCC: Culinary Arts/Baking, Hair Design, Heavy Duty Mechanics, Auto Repair & Refinishing, Hunter Forklift Ltd., Van City/Loans Department, Dress for Success, Employment Standards of BC (Prince George Office), Firestorm/ First Aid/WHMIS, Dancing Cat Yoga and a variety of inspiring facilitators and guest speakers.

The next 10-week class runs from June 14th to August 20th, 2010. If you are a woman and you want to explore skilled trades:

Call UFCW 247 Training Centre for more information at 604-523-5412 or email: WITT@ufcw247.ca

Funding provided by the Industry Training Authority, through the Labour Market Agreement between the governments of British Columbia and Canada.

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#2 1001 Royal Ave, New West

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Nanny Agencies

CARE SOLUTIONS INC. Professionally screened Nannies & Caregivers. pt/ft 604-682-4688

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BEST Deal Restwell Matt Sets. Full wrty, Dble $319. Queen $339 King $559. Will deliver. 722-3636 BRAND NEW Simmons Sealing Certa Mattress all sizes from $199, Same day delivery available, 604-773-3082 Coffee Table, 45' long, 23.5 'wide, 16' tall, glass, slides & horizontal. $45. Danish style table, 4ft 7 ' long, 30.5' wide, 29' high, 2 x 13inch leaves, tile design in the middle. $195 Mt Pleasant area, Van, 604-875-8055

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Health Products & Equipment

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We sell & service all hot & cold pressure washers 604.434.2188 upsi.ca #11 - 5850 Byrne Rd. Burnaby

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DACHSHUND / POM X, 7 months old, good family dog, good w/ kids $350. 604-854-8280

CATS. Fixed - male and female rescued cats. Free to good, n/s indoor homes only. 604-513-9310 CATS for ADOPTION Royal City Humane Society. 604-524-6447 www.rchs.bc.ca

Dogs

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Health Services

SHARPEI IN Coquitlam is looking for good home, very healthy and great with people. Must go through Sharpei rescue for an application. www.tntsharpeirescue.com please contact freesharpei@hotmail.com SHIH TZU & Lhasa Apso pups, home raised, vet ✔ 1st shot, dewormed, ready to view, $495. Chwk 604-702-1960 or 794-3197

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ROTTWEILER PUPS Purebreds. D.O.B. 03/04/10. 3 females. Full tails; dew claws removed; dewormed and vet checked. Ready now! $695/ea. (1)-604-794-3953, Chilliwack

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PUPPY PARADISE Havanese Gorgeous & Smart! (PB, Reg’d) M $895. F $995. 778-552-0822

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CHIHUAHUA PUP, purebred, family raised, male, ready to go. Vancouver. $390. 778-239-6252

Dogs

EUROPEAN LADY gives great massage. Reflexology & waxing. Suzanna. 604-251-8067

DOBERMAN PUPS. Female/ Male. Tails/dew claws done. Blk/ tan. $1500-$2000. 604-607-7433

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5 KITTENS, ready May 17th. 2 orange tabby,1 blk/grey tabby, 2 tri col. $100 ea 604-872-6025

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May 9 - 15

Aries March 21 - April 19: Continue to chase money.You can start new projects lateTuesday onward, especially in earnings, possessions, rote learning and sensual gratification. You’re raring to go Sunday eve into Tuesday – your energy and charisma will surge upward. But this might be slightly too soon, unless you’re charging in to fix a past matter. (Still, take care Sunday – Monday’s far better. A hint: the matter you fix or correct involves your own past actions and/or a romance or creative project.) Communications or short trips succeed very nicely Friday/Saturday! A big chore will complete by late July.

Cancer June 21-July 22: Someone who cares about you will “come through” now (or did last week). Recent delays end Tuesday. Career or business ideas/urges that come to you early week will help solve an ongoing problem, but new ideas might fail – wait for June’s inspiration.Your hopes and popularity soar Wednesday/ Thursday – happiness blesses you! A new friendship or love might begin, but if it starts Wednesday, it has money and status difficulties. Retreat, rest and contemplate Friday/Saturday. This summer will bring huge new career/status and domestic events: reading, talking now will “prepare” you.

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Partnership urges find fertile ground Sunday to Tuesday – but it’s uncertain whether a relationship formed would last, or fall prey to future indecision. If you take a consequential step Wednesday or before mid-morning Thursday, it could prevent partnership, marriage or a contractual agreement. After this, all’s good. Recent delays end Tuesday, especially in legal, valuation, investment, sexual, commitment, health and lifestyle areas. You might make a decision you’ve been mulling over for a long time. Foreign travel, law, education, publishing, culture arise late week – love, too!

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Romance, creativity, a general “lucky touch” – these continue all week – and even better, the delays and indecision that have marked this area end now (technically, Tuesday afternoon). A new romance (creative project, etc.) might begin now, perhaps mid-week – one that starts after Thursday morning is better than one that begins earlier. Sunday morning’s happy, but use this eve through Tuesday to rest, gather your energies – and to work on security or domestic problems – Monday might bring a big solution here! Intimacy, commitment, an investment might lure you Friday/Saturday: careful!

Taurus April 20-May 20: Your energy and magnetism remain high and now, at last, you can apply them to forward-going projects. Rest and think Sunday eve through Tuesday. Think especially about property, family and security matters – you might gain an insight Monday (or as you wake Tuesday morn) into solving a problem or friction in these zones. (Solutions will “take effect” in four weeks.) Wednesday onward, contemplate no longer – act! Love, partners, cooperators respond well Wednesday morning. Use the p.m. to prune or “edit” extraneous material. Chase money Friday/Saturday – keep it short term.

Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Recent delays end in career and business areas, although they remain in legal, international and intellectual zones. (Sunday-Tuesday shows this.) The courage, the impulsiveness, and the anger – and the sensual magnetism – you’ve possessed since last autumn will dissipate soon (early June) so if you’re going to make war or love, better hurry! By June, you’ll morph into a mere reasonable, money-hungry mortal. Be ambitious Wednesday/ Thursday – in an odd way, ambition is your salvation now. Happiness comes Friday/Saturday – flirtations, friends arrive. Hopes are prescient.

Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Tackle old chores Sunday eve to Tuesday. This is your opportunity to really clean up an ongoing mess in your life, especially Monday. Relationships remain your primary concern all week – delays and indecision end here now. However, if you charge into a new bond (or sign a contract, etc.) before Thursday noon, it could interfere with your work or health. Act after this. Mysteries, secrets, research, the occult, deep attractions, intimacy, heavy finances, debts and investments arise Friday/Saturday. All’s smooth here, but the long-range future could hold a disappointment: be slow to commit!

Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Early this week, a talk or e-mail can solve a long-standing “war” with another – Monday especially, all day! If there is no enemy, or no competitive struggle, then there might be a long-standing attraction. Again, Monday’s communication benefits this! Recent delays end Tuesday, especially in home, security, realty and similar zones. (But be patient: act after Thursday morning, not before.) Rest, recuperate, Wednesday/ Thursday. Your mood lifts mildly Friday/Saturday as you begin to notice beauty, begin to sense romance. But be a bit skeptical of romance, until late July.

Gemini May 21-June 20: You can see how the future intertwines with your past, Sunday to Tuesday. Many Geminis are virtual hermits now, after more than a decade of relationship struggles. You might as well remain one, for 2010 favours career and business advancement, and your best relationships will be with bosses, VIPs, kids and parents. You’ll get a wee shot of flirty happiness June to September, then the oyster of love clams up on you again. In 2011, January to June, your popularity and optimism will soar, and light romance will please! For now, remain hopeful yet skeptical. You’ll succeed late week!

Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Delays end Tuesday, especially in intellectual, educational, publishing, legal, cultural, travel and love zones. A sexual attraction (which might arise early week) is a thing of your past, not your future. The same might be said of an investment or large financial action. Either act decisively Monday, or let it go. Those intellectual, educational (et al) things arise very successfully Wednesday/Thursday, as long as you aren’t sporting an Achilles heel – e.g., have something to hide, or are carrying around a crime like a leather bag of rocks. Be ambitious Friday/Saturday.

Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Romantic, speculative (gambling) and creative urges arrive Sunday eve through Tuesday – enjoy the beauty, and Monday’s sweet success! Tackle chores all week, especially Wednesday/Thursday. Soon (late next week) you’ll enter an opportunity-laden time – you’ll need to be “light” then, not weighed down by unfinished business, tasks, etc. Relationships flow smoothly enough Friday/Saturday, but it’s not a good time (actually, not good right to late July) to commit to a long-term bond, marry, form a partnership, etc. It’s a fine time to make a work-money agreement, though.

Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: You can take a bold, successful money-work step – or solve an important money-work problem – early week (especially Monday). It somehow involves the last six or seven months. Delays and indecision end in communications and travel matters mid-week. A new travel, paperwork, mail or e-mail project could begin now – Thursday’s best (after 9 a.m. PDT, after noon EDT). Settle into home, family, a restful stance Friday/Saturday – all’s fine, it’s a good time for gardening, etc. But don’t take on or start big things (renovations, buying a home, etc.) before late July – disappointment lurks in these. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


Burnaby NOW • Saturday, May 8, 2010 • A43

REAL ESTATE

6002

6008

Agents

NEED A MORTGAGE 1st and 2nd Mortgages, Self Employed, Refinancing, Forclosures, Low Rates. 604-629-8628 www.MazumaCapital.ca

6007

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

BECOME A LOCKSMITH 5 Days Hands on Training. Visit www.mrprolock.com or call Terry 604-773-5625

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-04

6008-30

Surrey

$365,000 2BR - 2bath Condo Spec 180° view. Beautifully reno, elegant decor, granite, tile & hardwood. Walk-in shower. Stainless appls, gas fp. Crown mouldings & chair rails. Bldg completely updated & rain screened. Gym, spa & pool. Near skytrain. 604-628-8172 http://picasaweb.google.ca/ tocololo/CondoOdysseyTowers

6008-40

W.End/Down/ Yaletown

LIVE NEXT TO STANLEY PARK! 105-1972 Robson St Open House SAT/SUN 2-4pm $499,000 SUNNUS Properties 778-229-7228 www.1972Robson.com

Burnaby

ARE YOU looking to buy or sell a Condo in the Metrotown area? www. metrotownapartments.ca

Price reduced MLS #V811457, 2103-6540 Burlington Ave, Burnaby next to Metrotown-Saturday 1-4pm 604-849-0082

6008-10

Condos/ Townhouses

Ladner/ South Delta

2 BR + Den Townhouse, rancher style, end unit, lrg patio, 6 appl, new roof, adult complex. $419,900. Ladner. 604-940-8723

6020

6020

604-444-3000

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

6020-20

Real Estate

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Real Estate

**Rent to Own** Townhouses & Homes in Langley/Surrey Small downpayment required. Poor Credit Okay 604-857-3597 604-418-3162 BE RICH J. Mercadante collected $29,950 cash, receives a monthly cashflow of $3,000 & created profits of $300,000 in 9 mths investing in real estate. Free Report shows you how. 1-866-215-8037 ID 207 LeaveWorkSomeDay.com Invigo Realty Ltd.

Mission

FRI 14 & SAT 15, 11:30-3:30pm 8323 Blueberry Drive, Mission BEAUTIFUL 4 BR, 2 1/2 Bath home with view in Mission in a superb location. Lrg fenced yard, new furnace, new h/w tank & many more updates. $366,800 See www.theowneragent.com for info or call Larry @ 604 828-2251

$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Abbotsford beautifully updated end unit 1250sf 3br 2ba thse $239,900 504-1551 id5107 Maple Ridge drastically reduced 4.9ac serviced vu acreage $468,888 722-3996 id4694 New West recently remodelled 1br condo, near amenities $167,900 525-8577 id5081 Port Moody Suter Brook Village top floor 710sf 1br condo $359,900 313-1480id5083 Sry Cloverdale 1910 Heritage Home 3082sf 7br 3.5ba w/suite $649K 576-3191 id5054 Sry Fleetwood 3260sf 3or4br 2.5ba, 17192sf lot, triple garage $725K 599-7009 id5093

6020-26

North Vancouver

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6030

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Lots & Acreage

★ MISSION ★ 1.35 Acres Come Build your Dream Home Rare Cul-de-sac building lot in Mission. Street of High End Homes, backs onto Greenbelt. Lots of Privacy - Room for sep garage. 10 mins to downtown. Drive by 9749 Jones Terrace on Dewdney Trunk Rd, nr the Abbey, $298K. Call Len 604-763-4118

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N. WEST. All services paid, inclds u/grd electrical, DCC’s, survey & eng’ng report. 33’ x 130’ lot. No GST. $339,000. 604-726-0677. usellahome.com ● ID # 4711

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6020-04

Burnaby

PNE AREA • $728,800 3423 East Hastings

Dynamic, one of a kind. Immaculate NW corner townhouse. Perched high on a hill with panoramic city, mtn. & water views. 3 levels of superior finishing, a/c throughout. Bright kitchen, sleek stainless appliances, wine fridge, granite counters, gas fireplace, House-sized dining & living room, approx. 40’ of windows, 4 baths total. $$$ incl. 6 parking spaces in Double garage, 2 storage lockers and 4 decks totaling 725 sq. ft.

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OPEN HOUSE SUN., MAY 9 • 11-4PM For Sale by Owner: 8264 12th Avenue

Bright, clean and spacious two bedroom main with a one bedroom basement suite. Completely updated top and bottom. Updates include new $ bathrooms upstairs and down with soaker tub. Brand new kitchen on the main floor with stainless appliances, slate floor and a built in custom wine cooler. Too many features to list.

629,

000

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Burnaby

6008-40

W.End/Down/Yaletown LIVE NEXT TO STANLEY PARK!

6 year old half duplex. Just like new! 2000 sq. ft. 4 Bedrooms,4 bathrooms with a mortgage helper, private fenced backyard & much more.

105-1972 Robson St. Parkside 2 bdrm corner suite with lagoon, park views, in quiet concrete bldg. 960 SF with a great layout and sunny SW exp. One pkg, one locker. More photos & virtual tour: www.1972Robson.com

$669,000 Sohan Parmar 604-435-9477

Sutton Centre Realty

OPEN HOUSE SUN 1-3 8072 - 12th Ave., Burnaby Gorgeous custom built 3-level 4100 sq. ft. home. Open Plan. 7 bedrooms, family room, office, 6 bathrooms, large gourmet kitchen, mortgage helper. Very functional plan, 51x146 lot & much more. Just listed. A must see!

$915,000

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Sutton Centre Realty

Find it in the Classifieds

499,000

$

NEW PRICE! OPEN HOUSE SAT/SUN 2-4PM

6020-14

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SUNNUS GROUP PROPERTIES

Langley/Aldergrove

6035

Mobile Homes

SRY, NEWTON. 55+ years old. 2 BR + den. 5 appl. Small pet ok! $38,500. Lorraine Cauley, Royal Lepage North Star, 604-889-4874

6040

Okanagen/ Interior

6050

Out Of Town Property

KAMLOOPS RIVERFRONT. Watch Swans & eagles from deck on a 20x600sf lot. Waterski on S. Thompson from wharf. Quiet area quaint 2 br w/bsmt. Priced to sell $493,000....Royal LePage Kamloops Joyce 1-866-374-3022

6052 EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $160,000 also: 1 panoramic 3 - acre parcel. Owner Financing, 250-307-2558 www.orlandoprojects.com

★ RENT TO OWN! ★ If you have a small down payment, I have a nice home for you! Less then perfect credit OK. Call Kim 604-628-6598

Apt/Condos

50% OFF 1st month’s rent

1021 HOWAY ST. NEW WESTMINSTER

$ $799 11Bdrm from Bdrm 820 $ 2Include Bdrms 959 heat,from hot water,

50% OFF 1st month for 2 bdrm suites

D/W, gym & visual intercom. Include heat, hot water, U/G parking & storage avail. D/W, gym & visual intercom. U/GNear parking & storage avail. transit/Skytrain Near&transit/Skytrain shopping. & shopping.

6508

Apt/Condos

700 PARK CRESCENT

NEW WESTMINSTER

2 BDRM Garden Apt. Adult friendly building. Inste laundry, visual intercom, gated parking. Near shops & bus. No pets. Includes hotwater & storage.

Call 604-306-3909

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778-783-0243 RENTALS 778-783-0258 www.caprent.com 1 BDR new luxury apt. nr Oak stn, w/d, cable/net, gas, gym, furn or unfurn. prkg, storage, short/long term $1300. 778-689-6821 1 BDRM Apt, 9847 Manchester Dr. BBY, $950/mo incl htwtr, 670sf, clean, 2nd floor, large balc, u/p, prkg, rec room, nr skytrain/ Lougheed Mall, N/S N/P, Avail June 1. Call Jack 604-644-6818 1 BR corner unit May 1, $750. hard wood floors, share w/d, heat/ hot water incl’d, 1 yr lease. 604-980-3889 to view. 4118 Dawson St BBy N. Tandem A, 2 Br, 2 Ba, hd/wd, w/d, s/s appls, d/w, f/p, gym etc. n/s n/p. June 1 $1600 + utils 604-908-2093 SALISBURY PLACE 7272 Salisbury Ave Bby Highgate 1 BR incl heat & hot water. N/S & N/P. Call 604-524-4720

AMBER ROCHESTOR Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation.

6508

Apt/Condos

BACH & 1 BR, Newly Reno’d, cls to shop & transit, secured, incls heat, h/w, prkg, Start @ $675. 604-325-1385 www.remirealty.ca SALISBURY APARTMENT 7111 Salisbury Ave Bby Highgate 1 BR rent incl heat & hot water. N/S & N/P. Call 604-526-5584 BBY, 4575 Grange, 1 BR Apt, nice & spac, hardwood flrs, parking, across fr Metrotown, N/s, N/p. Call Ariana 604-616-2824

AMBER (W)

BBY, Lougheed Mall. 1 BR corner unit, $855 incl heat & h/w. ns/np, Newly reno’d. U/grd prkg. storage, May 15/Jun 1. 604-779-3882

401 Westview St, Coq Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.

office: 604 939-2136 cell: 604 805-9490

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

BBY METRO Town 1 br avail immed Clean quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 604-569-1614 BBY METRO Town 1 br avail immed Clean quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-323-0237 BBY METRO Town 1 br avail immed Clean quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-994-2334

Extra Large 2 Bedrooms. Close to Lougheed Mall & S.F.U.

office: 604 939-4903 cell: 778-229-1358

Surrey Gardens Apartments for your new one bedroom home www.GreatApartments.ca Owner Managed Sorry, No Pets

Call for details! 604-589-7040

1MONTH FREE*

MILLENNIUM WATER…. A COMPLETE WATERFRONT COMMUNITY FEATURING LONDON DRUGS, URBAN FARE, RESTAURANTS, EASY ACCESS TO TRANSIT AND LUXURY WATERFRONT LIVING.

Bby N. Nice 1 BR, view, balcony, quiet bldg. $800 incl heat & h/w. Immed. N/S & N/P. 604 205-9409 BBY Nice 1 BR, balc, Royal Oak/ Rumble, quiet, May 15, $850 incls ht & h/w, ns/np. 604-430-5857 BBY S. 1 BR $675 - $730, 2 BR. $895 ug prkg, hw, net, hardwood, cat ok, now/Jun 1, 604-818-1129

CALYPSO COURT 1030 - 5th Ave, New West Near Transportation & Douglas College. Well Managed Building.

office: 604 524-8174 cell: 604 813-8789 CARM-ELLE APARTMENTS

815 - 5th Ave, New West

1 BR apartment suites. Includes heat, h/w & cable. U/grd parking avail. No pets. Call 604-521-2866 or 604-619-5323

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MILLENNIUM WATER Olympic Village

Gorgeous 5,300 sq. ft. custom built home with a finished basement & in-law suite. Open A must see! design,very functional,greatfor entertaining family & friends. Close to all amenities,5 minutes to the USA. Too many features to list! You won’t be disappointed.

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COZY COTTAGE Home on .82 acres Lake Front, less than 1 hour fr Vancouver. Just $525K. Park Georgia Rlty, Lisa 778 882-7275

BBY DELUXE 2 BR, 2 baths condo, in Bosa’s Espirt 2, hrdwd, granite, stainless. N/S. $1295 incls prkg. Avail now. Call Dirk 604-294-9263 or 604-612-9032

FOR SALE BY OWNER

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Recreation Property

office: 604 936-3907

27021-24th Ave, Aldergrove $718,000

6065

545 Rochester Ave, Coq

Refreshingly Clean Meticulously Maintained

It’s time to discover

Real Estate Wanted

NEW WEST. Wanted by senior, small condo, grnd floor with patio. Pet friendly. Cash sale. Call 1-250-754-7582

Real Estate Investment

RENTALS PETS & LIVESTOCK 6508

6060

Top Athletes called them home and you can too. Studio, 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites stylishly designed with 7 appliances , radiant heat, Club Millennium amenities ready June 1. 604-694-6157 | admin@millenniumpro.com

325 Casey St, Coquitlam Large 1 BR Apt, $760 incls heat, hot water, cable & secure u/grd prkg. Clean, quiet, adult oriented building. Small pets ok. View by appt.

Call 604 339-2316 COQ. CENTRAL, 1 br incld heat, avail June 1, $780/mo, ns, np, 604-723-6907

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Apt/Condos

6508

Apt/Condos

Coquitlam

1 BR from $775. 2 BR $950.

MONTECITO TOWERS 99-7360 Halifax St, Bby Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR

604 420-5636 COQ. 1 BR in quiet apt. $720. Nr SFU & Lough Mall. N/p. 604-721-9020. www.apt4rent.ca

COQ CTRL 1 BR Condo, total reno, 2nd flr, corner, quiet, ss appls, granite top, inste w/d, tile & h/wd flrs, u/g sec prkg. $1000. Immed. Prof or couple, 1 cat ok, N/s, refs. Call 604-619-2642

200 Westhill Place Glenayre − Port Moody

Totally reno’d 1 BR, top flr. Pool & weighroom. $850 incls heat and hot water. Quiet area. N/S & N/P.

ACD Realty 604 521-0311 pager 604 252-4424 view @www.acdrealty.com Coquitlam

1242 TOWN CTR BLVD

As new 1 BR condo. Avail now or June 1. $995. N/S & N/P. Lease & exc refs a must.

Al Dodimead ACD Realty 604 521-0311

www.montecitotowers.com

NEW & RENO’D APARTMENTS 7155 Hall Road, Surrey (King George & 72 Avenue) SURREY • NEWTON

★ Move in Bonus ★ Large 1 BR & 2 BR New building has electric heat, wood laminate floors & carpet. Some 1 BR have electric f/p. Close to wave pool, arena and rec centre. Quiet Pets Welcome.

Call 604 596-5643 NEW WEST

St Andrews Street 1 BR Apt, Large balcony, updated, nr transit & amens, available May 1, small pet ok with pet deposit.

Call 604-540-9300

view this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com

COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

Large units some with 2nd bathroom or den. On bus routes, close to S.F.U. & Lougheed Mall.

office: 604 936-1225

Family Living WHITGIFT GARDENS 1 BR, (80% adult bldg), $750. 2 BR fr $895. 3 BR fr $1100. ●spacious apartments ●heat, h/w, prkg, indoor pool ●ball court, daycare available ●near skytrain, shopping and kids park. Sorry no pets.

604 939-0944

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

Close to Lougheed Mall, all Transportation Connections, Schools & S.F.U.

office: 604 939-8905 cell: 604 916-0261 KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.

office: 604 937-7343 cell: 778 848-5993

Middlegate Manor By Highgate Mall in Burnaby

1 BR $780 and 2 BR $950. Spacious, modern, clean quiet bldg. Rent incl heat, hot water, basic cable & prkg. Cats ok.

Call Dan 604 728-2086

6508

Apt/Condos

NEW WEST 2 bdrm/2 bath & den condo, large balcony, quiet bldg, 5 appl. 1 block Supperton skytrain. N/S, N/P. $1120/mo. Ref & proof income req. Avail now. Call 778-554-6947 after 7pm & wknds.

CASEY STREET

Call 604.931.6408

To place your ad call

604-444-3000

CANTERBURY COURT Fifth Ave, New West 1 BR $715. 2 BR $895. Lrg, bright, well maint bldg. Rent includes heat, hot water & cable. N/P. Central New West.

CALL 604 519-1095 Professionally Managed by Colliers International

EL PRESIDENTE

220 7th St, New West 1 BR $700. 2 BR $850. Rent incls heat & hot water, reno’d suites with big patios. By shops, banks, skytrain & college. U/grd prkg available. Call 604 519-1382 Managed by Colliers International

VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West

Bach & 1 BR Available. All Suites Have Balconies. Undergrd Parking Available. Refs Required. Small Pet Ok.

CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

GARDEN VILLA 1010 6th Ave, New West

1 BR & 2 BR Available. Beautiful atrium with fountain. By shops, college & transit. Pets negotiable. Ref required.

CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

BONSOR APTS Renovated high rise, Penthouse, 1 BR & 2 BR available, concrete building. Very close to Metrotown, skytrain & Bonsor swimming pool. Rent includes heat, hot water. Reference required.

Contact Natalie 778-230-9037 or

Bayside Property Services Ltd., Office: 604-432-7774 for more info & to view

NEW WEST Nr RCH, avail Now, 1 BR loft: $900 incls ht & h/w, n/p, u/g prkg, 604 299-8288 cedarsunset@shaw.ca

NEW WEST QUAY, 2bdrm/bath, 8th flr, SW view, lrg blcny, f/p, insuite lndry, no pets, secure prkg & entr., avail June 1 or earlier, 1,400/mo (elec incl) refs req, 604 929-3630 (8am-8pm) NEW WEST. Reno’d 1 BR apt suites. From $675-$785/mo. Avail now. Ns/np. 604-724-8353

NEW WEST, Sapperton heritage bldg. Bright 2 BR, top flr. Laundry fac. Nr Skytrain & RCH. $995/mo + utils. June 1st. 604-828-5309

NEW WESTMINSTER, 1 BR Apt, $710/mo Includes heat, hot water, cable & parking. Near schools, shops, bus & Skytrain. Available June 1st. Cats okay! Deposit required.

Call 604-521-2884

PORT COQUITLAM. Atkins Park Place. Adult oriented, 1 BR apartment. Lovely building, ideal for seniors. Near bus, library, shopping & WCE. $650. Call 604-944-8697

RIVERS INLET Apartments

(Coquitlam Centre area) 1 BR & Bachelor Apt, 3 appls, incls heat & hot water, bldg laundry room on each flr. Sorry no pets. Call 604 942-2012

ROTARY TOWER 25 Clute St, New West

Age 55 or over. Beautiful view. Bach high rise apt. Close to trans & shopping. Rent incl all utils. Refs req. Contact Ana Cell: 778-859-0798

6510

Co-ops

Queens Avenue 136 10th St, New West

3 BR Townhouse, $1218 includes heat & hot water, w/d hookup & common laundry & u/grd prkg. $1200 share purchase.

Email for application quacoop@gmail.com

Queens Park

Housing Co-Op New Westminster 3 BR townhouses. Available July 1st. $888/mo. Share cost $2000, must participate. For eligibility, please bring to the orientation, proof of income (notice of tax assessment). Sorry, no subsidies. 386 Ginger Drive, New Westminster Fax: 604-520-9713 Phone: 604-520-3886 Orientation: Sat., May 15th, 11:00am

1592 S.W. Marine Dr, Vanc. Now accepting applications for 3 BR, $1059 + utils. Share purchase $1800. By all amens. Sorry no dogs allowed. To apply please email: witsendcoop@shawbiz.ca

6525

Garages

METROTOWN 12,000 s.f. secured garage with 34 ft. height 2,000/mth incl. utilities + interior spaces avail PLEASE CALL NATALIE 778-230-9037

6535

Homestay

NEED LOCAL host families 4 L-term int’l students. Contact: procankm@hotmail.com or 604-430-0198

6540

Houses - Rent

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge

office: 604 463-0857 cell: 604 375-1768 St. Andrews Court

910 St. Andrews Street, New Westminster Bach fr $700. Lrg 1 BR fr $750 Rent includes heat. Reno’d, new paint, hardwood floors. Cat ok. Seniors special.

Danny 604 728-2086

BBY NORTH 2 BR+den Rancher, fenced yard, alarm, d/w, $1450 + utils. Now. ns/np. 604 690-8050 COQ/BBY, near Lougheed Mall/ bus/park/skytrain, 5 BR hse, 2 full baths, 2 kitchens, f/p. NS, Ref. Avail Jun 1. 604-785-1699 POCO Lougheed/Prairie, New 1 BR glv ste, 5 appls, inste w/d, $750 + shrd util/cbl, avail Now, NS/NP, Stan 604-313-8764

SUNSET PARK 5870 Sunset Street

Close to Bus & BCIT STUDIO & 1 BDRM ★ Quiet park-like setting ★ Newly Reno’d ★ Heat/hot water incld 604-291-8197 www.sunsetparkapt.com

POCO, Riverwood Gate. 3 BR + den. Gas f/p, 7 appl, large sundeck, double attached garage, f/yard, veggie garden. Near bus, shops & schools. $1995/mo + util. Ns/np. June 1st. 604-762-1900

WESTWOOD TOWERS 1 BR, Immed. Newer appls. 527 Ash St. New West. 525-0713

POCO UPPER 4 BR, mstr enste, 2 ba, D/W, W/D, 2 gas f/p. $1800 incls utils. ns/np. 778-245-8016

GATED PARKING AVAILABLE New Westminster

Go to http://classified.van.net or call 604-444-3000.

COQ 2BR Reno G/L Own W/D Alarm f/bath f/p $950 incl.ultil & net n/s n/p June 1, 604 728 1638

BBY 2 BR g/lvl ste, n/s, n/p, $800 incls utils, nr Metrotown, no w/d, Avail Immed. 604-434-1422 BBY CARIBOO, 2 BR bsmt , sh’d W/D, NS/NP $800 incls utls. Now 604-525-6283 or 604-838-6736

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

6590

BBY, N. Room with sh’d w/d, bath & kitch. Near Lough Mall, SFU & Skytrain. $460/mo incl hydro/cbl/ net. Ns/np. June 1. 604-438-7341

Shared Accommodation

COQ, Burke Mtn. 3 BR upper flr. Priv w/d. N/s, pet ok. $1,400/mo incl hydro. Immed. 604-908-7231

COQ, Ranch Park. 2 BR, f/ba, priv w/d, greenbelt view. Ns/np. $825 + sh’d util. Immed. 604-941-6264

NEW WEST. Bright, clean 2 BR. $750 - $850/mo incl hydro. Ns/np. Immed. Refs req’d. 604-522-2107 BBY, Edmonds/Canada Way. 1 BR. $750/mo incl hydro. Ns/np. Laundry. Suits mature person. Immed. Refs req’d. 604-522-9380

BBY, MIDDLEGATE. Bright 1 BR. Ns/np, no w/d. $650/mo incl hydro/cbl, May 15.604-522-6773

BBY, N. 1 BR, f/bath, d/w. Sh’d w/d. Ns/np. $750/mo incl util. Near SFU. June 1. 604-420-1080

NEW WEST, Moody Park. 1 BR, upper flr. 550 sf. Large deck. Sh’d laundry. Ns/np. $725/mo incl hydro/cable. Immed. 604-834-8937

NEW WEST, Queensborogh. 2 BR, full bath. Sh’d w/d. Ns/np. $950/mo incl hydro/cable. Near Walmart & bus. Available June 1st. 604-520-3398, after 5:30pm POCO, LOWER Maryhill, 1 BR and den. $625 incls utils, cable, net, shared laundry. 1 small pet ok & n/s. Call 604-945-0333 POCO MARYHILL Bright 2 BR, full bath, utils incls, small pet ok, n/s, $1100, w/d, 604-329-2783

BBY N. 1 BR grnd lev ste in quiet cul de sac. $850 incls utils, net, alarm, share w/d. By shops. NS/ NP. May 15. 604-298-1559

North Burnaby

6605

Townhouses Rent

2 BR 2 bth, Walnut Grove, newer end unit, dbl garage, $1450 pool, gym ns np immed. 604-837-4015

Lrg 1 BR to shr in Clean Bright house, View, 1 blk to bus, $500 incls all, fem pref, 778-668-7181

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

COQ, Near Douglas College. 1 BR & own bath. Female only. Family home. $495 incls utls & cable. NS/NP. 778-858-9347 ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 1800 sqft Townhouse in Port Moody, w/d, $650 incls utils, cbl & internet, indoor pool, Avail Jun 15 or July 1, 778-846-5275

6602

COQ. BRIGHT 2 BR, grd/lvl. 1,600 sf. Sh’d w/d. Gas f/p. 5 appl. Fenced yard. Ns/np. $1,150/mo + util. Near Douglas College & Coq Centre. June 1st. 604-944-0929

BBY HGTS 2 BR main flr, $900 incls utils, cable & w/d. Avail Now. N/S, N/P. 604 294-4675

Rooms

BBY N. Room avail $450, furn, tv, cable, wd, nr bus, SFU & BCIT. no smoking, no pets, 604-719-7836

6595

BBY, EDMONDS. 1 BR, f/bath. $765/mo incl utils. Nr bus. Avail Immed. Ns/np. 604-376-5129

BBY HEIGHTS New 1 BR ste, Furn’d/unfurn’d, Avail now. $760 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-657-4014

CALL 604 723-8215

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BDRM bsmt ste, Nr shop Avail Immed, quiet, very cln, $850 inc. w/d, N/S, no pets. 604-420-1077 BBY 1 BR g/l ste, full bath, $675 incls utils, no w/d, $675. Avail Now. N/S, N/P. 604-777-2426 BBY 1 BR ste, Canada Way & 14th Ave, $750 incls utils, no w/d, n/s, n/p, Immed. 604-777-2455

Time to Get Your Own Place? Find your answer in the Classifieds – in print and online!

BBY 16 Ave/Kingsway 2 BR large ground level suite, storage, N/S, N/P. Av now. $1100 incl utils. 604-520-0041 or 604-761-1521

BBY, E. 2 BR. Ns/np. Sh’d w/d. $850/mo incl hydro/’net. Immed . Near schools/bus. 604-525-0196

Miscellaneous Rentals

Suites/Partial Houses

BSMT SUITE, 850/mo inc Hydro, Parking, n/s n/p d/w clothes/w, (604) 566-1585 avail June 15

WESTWOOD PLATEAU 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, 3000 sf, 2 fireplace, dbl garage. No smoking, no pets $2250. 604-931-4510

6450

6602

BBY 1 St/12 Ave, reno’d 1 BR grd lev, hw flrs, shared w/d, $700 incl utils. N/S & N/P. 604 761-9709

BBY, Deer Lake. Clean 2 BR, partially furnished. Sh’d w/d. Carport. Ns/np. $1000/mo incl hydro. Ideal for students. 604-521-6120

6595-20

Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great view of River

Suites/Partial Houses

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

Call Kristen 604 435-5555 or 786-4663

6595-10 3 BR W Ladner. 2 bath, wood & gas fp, 5 appls, 1800sf, double garage, patio & yard, nr schools ns, pet neg. $2150, 604-940-8015

6602

Houses - Rent

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 2 baths, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town, close to shops & schools................ $888/M VANCOUVER – 558 Taylor St, 1 bdrm + den, 2 level TOWNHOME, nr GM Place, 1.5% Finance $988/M PITT MEADOWS -11860 Springdale Dr. 4 Bdrm, 3 Bath FAMILY HOUSE Appliances, huge family room, f/p, fully fenced back yard, garage, close to West Coast Express, Schools & shops..............$1988/M CLOVERDALE – 6965 - 192nd St, 6 bdrms, 5 baths NEW HOUSE with 3 suites + BIG income potential, all new appliance, w/d, f/p ....$2,688/M

WIT’S END HOUSING CO-OP

Bayside Property Services Ltd.

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

6540

BBY, N. Big 2 BR. 900 sq ft. Priv w/d. Small pets ok. N/s. $1,100 incl hydro/cbl. Ref. 604-298-5167

PITT MEADOWS 3 BR T/H, quiet family complex, Rent geared to income, n/p, 604-465-4851

RIVERS INLET BBY N, lrg reno’d 2 BR, 1100 sf, lrg deck, nice yrd, nr SFU. $1250 incls utils. Immed. 778-329-5774 BBY, Near BCIT, large 1 BR bsmt, living & diningrm, kitchen, share w/d, own entry, $750+ utils, np, np, June 1. 604-299-8415 BBY, NEAR BCIT, Reno’d lrg 3 BR main flr, livrm, diningrm, kitch, share w/d. $1350 + utils. N/P, N/S. June 1. 604-299-8415 BBY NORTH Newer 1 BR bsmt, full bath, w/d, alarm. $825 incls utils. Avail immed. Great Location. N/S & N/P. 604 970-5475 BBY PARKCREST 1 BR bach g/l bright, partly furn, backyard, view, $700 incl util, June 1, n/s, n/p, nr skytrain, Suits 1. 604-294-8500 BBY ROYAL Oak / Rumble. New 1 BR grnd lev ste. $700 Incls utls/cable. N/S, N/P. Avail now. 604-375-4261

FOR

Townhouses

(Coquitlam Centre area)

2 BR townhouse 3 BR, 1.5 bath, townhse 2 levels, 5 appls, carport. Sorry no pets.

Call 604 942-2012 WOODLAND PARK

TOWNHOMES Professionally managed family townhome complex on 28 acres located in beautiful Port Moody. Spacious 2 BR & 3 BR units, 5 appls, inste w/d, walk out bsmt, 1 parking. Cat friendly.

Contact 604 939-0221 woodland@rentmidwest.com

RENT 1-BEDR OOM AP T. tomorro w. Affor Move in da rent. Ca ll Norma ble monthly .


HOME SERVICES

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Alarm Services

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Drainage

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Floor Covering

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Landscaping

Burnaby NOW • Saturday, May 8, 2010 • A45

CALL THE EXPERTS EXTERIOR CLEANING

To place your ad in

Call 604.787.0437

604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.

8016

Architecture

DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-294-5300

8075

leveltileandflooring.com

ALL WORK GUARANTEED

J.A. CONSTRUCTION

Specializing in drywall & textured ceiling repairs, drywall finishing, stucco repairs, painting. Fully insured.

604-916-7729 JEFF

*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925

8030

Carpentry

FINISHING WORK • Trim, crown molding. Sr’s disc. 604-341-2512 lauriescustomfinishing.ca * RENOS * Bsmt refinish * Drywall * Bath Tiles * Windows * Doors * Stairs. Call Norm 604-437-1470

8040

Carpet/Flooring Installation

★★★★★★

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Prof. refinish, sanding from $2. installs. Dustless 604-219-6944

8055

Cleaning

KIRALY CONTRACTING Drywall Services. Res/Com Small or large jobs. 604-773-9706 tony@kiralycontracting.com

8080

Electrical

The current choice serving the Lower Mainland for more than 15 years. All Kinds of Work and Reasonable Rates.

Max: 604-341-6059

EXP CLEANING ladies avail 7 days/wk. Bonded. Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond 604-928-0025

Licensed & Bonded

TOP CLEANING SERVICES 778-565-6000 www.topcleaning.ca

8058

Computer REPAIR: PC, Internet, Network, home/office reg maint. Sr’s Disc. Simon • 604-999-0815

8060

Concrete

DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Prompt, Professional, Family run 40+yrs. Seniors % 604 240-3408

8070

Doors

8073

Drainage

BAJ MINI EXCAVATING Sewer/storm, drains, remove oil tank, pave/concrete, retain’g wall. 604-779-7816 or 604-540-9420

8020

Electrician Lic#95323, Bonded, Affordable Com/Res. No Job too small. 25yrs exp. 604 727-2306 LIC. ELECTRICIAN #37309 Commercial & residential renos & small jobs. 778-322-0934. NEW WEST ELECTRIC Lic 94644 Rewiring & Service & Upgrades Free Est. 604-724-7381 24/7

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865 Aussie Excavations. Backhoe & mini excav. hire fast reliable same day quote Tim 778-322-3002

8090

MONARCH GARAGE DOORS Installations, repairs and parts. Free estimates. 604-825-0220

Installations Refinishing & Repairs Dust Free. Affordable Rates! Free Estimates.

Call: 604-240-3344

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Prof. refinish, sanding from $2. installs. Dustless 604-219-6944 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

Gutters

Fencing/Gates

Timberland Forest Products 6x8 Fence Panels from $27, Siding, Decking, Roofing, Shed, Split Rail etc... We Install Cedar Fencing Free Estimates − Call Today

778-885-5009

Full Seamless Gutter Installation/Repairs Soffits All jobs Guaranteed. Fully insured/WCB covered Will beat any competitors price

• Sales & Installation of 5’’ Continuous Gutter • Minor Repairs • Cleaning

604-420-4800 Established 1963

RAIN CENTRE LTD.

(since 1968) 4", 5" & 6 " continuous gutters Vinyl & aluminium siding soffits Install repairs & cleaning. Free Estimates 604 874-8158 Check us out with the BBB

Blinds & Draperies

PERFECT FABRICS • 1,000+ unique patterns!

Ideal for designer homes! European, high quality, professional home decorative fabrics and unique accessories. Environmentally friendly fabrics, custom designs, garden-style collections, children’s prints and much more. International quality certification. All fabrics are 300cm wide, with firewall, antibacterial, antistatic and odor remover. By appointment, call:

604-565-2424 ● perfectfabrics@gmail.com

Lawn & Garden

★ AMAZING TOUCH LAND’G ★ Paving, retaining walls, turfing, planting. Call 604-889-4083

T. TRAN-604-723-2468 , pruning, lawn cuts, power raking, aerate, cleanup, re-seed, weeding, new soil top.. Reliable.

Christopher James Landscapes Retaining Walls, Patios, Garden Design. Free Est. 604-880-4702 FULL LANDSCAPING & yard work. Rock walls, paving stones, concrete walkways, Allan block, fencing, new lawns, ponds & stairs. Reas rates 604-985-8270 ★ OPERA LANDSCAPING ★ Retaining walls, irrigation, paving, patios, fences, etc. 778-688-2444

8160

Lawn & Garden

Garden Rototilling Licenced for lawn Chaffer Beetle treatment. Tree services, stump grinding, lawn aeration, reseeding, lawn and garden installations.

Call: 778-885-6488

• Residential and Commercial Lawn Maintenance • Power Raking • Yard Cleanup • Lawn Repairs • Gardening • Hedge Trimming • Tree Pruning

Free Est 604-779-6978

WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Hedge Trimmimg & Tree Pruning & Hedge Removal Spring Clean Up Chaffer Control & Lawn Restoration. Comm/Strata/Res Aerating & Power Raking. Free Estimates. 604-893-5745

Handyperson

TRUSTED HOME IMPROVEMENTS

T. TRAN-604-723-2468 , pruning, lawn cuts, power raking, aerate, cleanup, re-seed, weeding, new soil top.. Reliable.

8175

Masonry

STONE WORK

Retaining walls, facing, cultured stone.

604-603-2576

tymerstonework.com

8180

Home Services

BE COOL! Talk to Someone You Trust.

Sears also installs ROOFING, WINDOWS, WINDOW COVERINGS & CARPETING

D & J GardenScape ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Lawn Maintenance Power Raking Moss Control Trimming Spring Cleanup Call for our SPRING SPECIALS 604-589-8527 604-771-4636

SINCE 1997

ACE HANDYMAN SERVICE Pressure washing, rubbish removal, painting, lawncare, small home repairs. Joe, 604-657-0346 HANDYMAN - framing, decks, tiles, hardwood, roof repair. Total additions & basements. Ken 778-773-6251 or 604-455-0740

A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, garden, tree svcs. Pruning, yard clean-up, rubbish. 319-5302 CHAU LE GARDENING yard, clean up, lawn maint. trimming, shrubs, hedging, pruning, power raking 604-782-5288 LAWN CARE, Power Raking, Hedge Trimming & Pruning, Free Estimate. 604-339-6781 Lawn Cut, Garden Design Hedge/Lawn Power Rake/ Aerate Quality/Low$. 778 241-9706

#1 MOVING EXPERIENCE WITH L & D ENTERPRISES !!! Fast & Dependable Special Rates Seniors Disc. Call 604 464-5872 AAA ADVANCE MOVING Experts in all kinds of Moving, Storage & Packing. Different from the Rest. 604-861-8885 ABBA MOVERS, bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d up$35/hr, 2 men $45. 7 day honest 506-7576, 986-4350 AMI MOVING ★ 3-5 ton cube. Starting at $39/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

CANSTAR PAINTING The Quality You Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ EXCELLENT PRICES ★ Free Est./Written Guarantee

No Hassle Quick Work Insured/WCB

778-997-9582

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

604-299-5511 ext 213

24 HOURS 1-800-4-MY-HOME • (1-800-469-4663) •Overhead Doors •Overhead Doors •Demolition & •Demolition Rubbish Removal & Rubbish Removal •Pressure Washing & Gutter Cleaning •Pressure Washing •Landscaping & Lawn & Gutter Cleaning Care •Painting - Interior Royal •Landscaping & Lawn Care & Exterior •Fence Building/Repair City •Crime Scene •Crime Scene Cleanup contracting Cleanup

Moving & Storage

8185

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

1, 3, 5 or 7 Ton

45

$

From Been in business for over 10 years Packing, Office & Piano moving specialist

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance Moves Seniors Discount www.affordablemoversbc.com

Good Day Painting Fully Insured, Quality Work, Res/Comm, No Payment till Job is Completed! Call Thomas 604 377-1338 MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured. T&H PAINTING. Int/Ext, Res/ Comm, Free Estimates, Quality Work, Guaranteed 778-316-7709

Paving/Seal Coating

8205

ALLEN Asphalt, concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

Plumbing Big Boss Mechanical

Renovations Big or Small. Water Lines without Digging Broken Water Mains & Sewer Mains. Hot water Tanks, Plugged Drains, Toilets, Tubs, Leaky Faucets & Broken Pipes.

Kraft Painting & Decorating

★ Good Quality Service ★ Fully Licenced & WCB.

604 729-3864 778 928-9839

EXPERTS OF:

Drywall Repair Repaint Texture Ceilings,Trim, Doors, Frames, Cabinets Walls & Floors, Colour Selection…etc. Special rates for ongoing maintenance painting.

RUDI 604-939-0697 or 778-838-2666

Magic Star Painting Top Quality Quick Work 3 ROOMS $

299

for Free Estimates

Call Now: 780-6510 BRUNETTI PAINTING INC.

High end workmanship Award winning homes

Painting and Wallpaper Interior/Exterior • Fully Insured

RED SEAL

Drainage & Plumbing Inc. Drain Tiles, Main Sewer Lines, Underground Video Inspection, Kitchen & Bathroom Sinks & Tubs, Plugged Drains, Toilets, Excavation Service, Broken Water Mains & Pipes, Dripping Taps

604-618-4988 778-836-5940

A BETTER

PLUMBER INC. “Everyday Low Prices 7 Days/Week”

8Plumbing 8Drain Cleaning 8Hot Water Tank Specials 8Seniors Discounts

For All Your Plumbing Needs

436-1005

Call Anthony, 604-836-9847

D&M PAINTING

Interior/Exterior Specialist Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate

B&Y MOVING

FAIRWAY PAINTING

604-708-8850

EXTERIOR / INTERIOR Painting Spray or by hand. 30 yrs exp. Free Est. 604 521-1567

BBM

604-724-3832

• Includes all Taxes • Licenced & Insured • Efficient & Reliable

DENALI PAINTING − Int. & Ext. Reliable, Insured, WCB. Free Est Seniors Discount. 778 320-4438

PLUMBING & DRAINAGE

604-537-4140 Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $50 ~

CareCoat Painting & Restoration Comm & Res. Interior & Exterior Free Est. ★ 778-839-3213

8220

Residential, Commercial,Apartments

FREE ESTIMATES

604-878-5232

Moving & Storage

8185

CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING

604.319.7114/604.319.9910 royalcitycontracting.ca

7753 Edmonds St, Burnaby Call 604 520-7792 West Coast Cedar Installations Custom fencing, decking & more 604-244-8824, Cell: 604-788-6458

8160

Lawn & Garden • Clean-ups & Disposal, Gutters/Press Washing Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142

Steve’s Gutter Cleaning from $98. Repairs & power wash avail. Prompt. 604-524-0667, 782-5085

8130

Homeowners Stratas Commercial & Residential Property Managers Save $$$

Able Boys Landscaping Ltd. bobcat/lawn/cedar fence/paving stones, trim trees. 604-377-3107

604-439-9417 EDGEMONT GUTTERS

call

Classifieds 604-444-3000

$30 P/HR. Abe Moving & Delivery & Rubbish Removal. ★ Available 24 hours. Abe at: 604-999-6020

QUALITY PROPERTY CARE

COASTLINE ELECTRICAL Res, Comm, Service & Construction. Call 604-202-2339 FSR #95747

8087

ALL CEMENT REPAIRS stairs, walls, patios, sidewalks, drainage Cust satisfaction! 778-928-0586

THE ART OF HARDWOOD FLOORS

8125

Landscaping, Excavation & Demos turf, ponds, garden beds, irrigation, retaining walls, bobcat, hedges, concrete/paved patios/walkways, jack hammering, concrete cutting, delivery/hauls, drainage/sewer/water, complete yard redevelopments and strata contracts

Call The Experts

Roofs, Gutters, Decks, Driveways, Boats, Sidewalks, Rock Walls, Windows Permanent Solutions to Kill & Clean: • Moss • Dirth & Grime • Black • Mold Algae We Help Realtors Sell Homes Faster

Floor Refinishing

CHARLIE’S ELECTRIC Co. #94835 all electric needs, reas rates bonded WCB 778-888-4528

www.AbacusElectric.ca Res & Comm. 40yrs exp. 1 stop! Reas. Rates! 778-988-9493. Reg.97222

Computer Services

8110

Lic. 22308

Exp. Reliable European Cleaning, Move In or Out, Res/ Comm★ Call 604 760-7702 ★

J & S CLEANING. Res/Comm. Move in / move out. 15% seniors’ discount. 5 years exp. Reliable & guaranteed work. Free estimates. 778-998-9127 or 778-239-9609

Golden Hardwood & Laminate Prof intall, refinishing, sanding, and repairs. 778-858-7263

VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208

Contact us today for a free estimate.

#1 QUALITY Cleaning Service Homes & Business. Senior Disc. Low Rates. 604 724-8998

40% OFF ALL OVERSTOCK ITEMS FREE grout on all tile work

604.568.TILE (8453)

Drywall

T&L INC.

Tile - Hardwood - Carpet - Vinyl

*Green Earth Friendly Products*

604

ALARM

* Level Tile & Flooring *

Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS

7291234

PLUMBERS

Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-294-5300 LICENSED PLUMBER & Gasfitter. BBQs, ranges, etc. Repairs, renos. VISA ok. 604-830-6617 PACIFIC ACE PLUMBING INC. •Repairs •Installation •Insured Free Est. Call • 778-836-8835

Home Services

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HOME SERVICES

8225

Power Washing

Edgemont Building Maintenance • Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning

604-420-4800 Established 1963

Grant’s Home Maintenance Complete Pressure Washing: Roofs, Houses, Driveways, etc Gutter Cleaning & Repairs.

Residential & Strata Prompt Service. WCB Insured

604 936-2808

grantshomemaintenance@shaw.ca

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS Since 1983

FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

Specialties Include: Kitchen & Bath Improvements We Also Do: • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements

Call Bill

604-298-1222 www.chrisdalehomes.com

Total Renos, Additions Build New Homes Kitchens, baths, drywall, painting, new garage, roofs, decks, driveways - asphalt, concrete or pavers, drain tiles, landscaping, excavating 604-985-8270 www.a-diamondhome.com

DLR CARPENTRY Framing Renovations Additions New Construction CALL 604-728-5685

MATCO DESIGN Renovations Additions

Quality Work * Ref’s avail

604-720-1564 matco@telus.net

www . renorite . com Save Your Dollars

RenoRite 778-737-0800

BATHS * KITCHENS * SUITES & MORE

Moon Const Building Services. Specialize in Concrete, Forming & Framing. Call Patrick 218-3064 PRP RENOVATIONS. Kitchens, baths, tiling, flooring, painting, plumbing, gutters 604-764-0399 RENOS & DECKS Bathrooms, basements, int/ext home repair. 604 376 3192

8250

Roofing

778-855-9888

A-Z KITCHENS, c-top, granite, bathrooms, tile, floor, carpet, paint, blinds. Bob 604-318-1327 Carpenter, Fencing, decks, concrete, form work, retaining walls, garages, windows. 604-338-9272 Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors, 604 521-1567 FREE ESTIMATES top quality, affordable prices, res/comm, reno & repairs. Bob 604-720-2911

Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd. 10% Discount: Re-Roof, Repair, Gutter. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957

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

8255

Rubbish Removal

ALL JUNK ★ ★ ★ ★

•Residential Roofing •Siding and Window Installations •Aluminum Awnings and Railings •Rain Gutter Replacements •Drainage Installations and Repairs Member BBB - Member RCABC Full Liability Coverage and WCB Designated Project Managers and Third Party Inspections

Call 604-327-3086 for a free estimate Quote code 1969 for a 5% discount

www.crownresidentialroofing.com

COAST TO COAST ROOFING 15 Years Experience RE-ROOF & REPAIR SPECIALIST ~ No Job Too Small ~

Gary, 604-897-3614 Quality work by Qualified Professionals. Free Estimates 24 Hour Repairs Skylights Gutters Cedar - Duriod - Torch-On Systems All work Guaranteed!

Rubbish Removal Residential & Commercial We do almost anything Free Estimates 7 days a week ★ No body beats our price. ★ $15.00 off with this ad

604-537-8523 Student Works Disposal & Recycling

Trips to the dumps start at

$50

With 17 cubic yard trucks

John 778-288-8009

ALL JUNK - remove for res. & Comm. Free est. 7days/wk. $15off. w/ad. 604-537-8523 BEN’S RUBBISH REMOVAL $50-$150 a load. Yard Clean-up. Bby & N. West only 778-859-8760 BIG & Small Rubbish Removal. Any kind of dunk & yard clean-up. Ben 604-218-8562/778-896-9007

★ASK DISCOUNT RUBBISH★ Best Prices, Yard, House/Const, Demo. 7 days Ray, 604-727-6153

(604) 299-8131

DISPOSAL BINS 10 - 40 yard bins. Lowest rates! disposalking.com 604-306-8599

Specializing in Torch-on new & reroofing, asphalt shingles, cedar shake & tar & gravel conversions.

RENT A MAN Rubbish Removal Services For all your cleanup needs!! ★Call 604-505-7334★

ROOFKING ROOF & BUILDING SEALING LTD.

RUBBISH REMOVAL. Will remove unwanted stuff-spring clean your garage and back yard of that unsightly junk. 604-219-3035

ED’S ROOFING

Reroofing & Repair Asphalt & Torch On Carports ★ Garages ★ Vancouver

778-896-4448 (Cell)

A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

Stucco

Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925

8309

Tiling

★ Joseph’s Quality Tiles ★ Tile Installation & Supplies. Joe 604-518-0068 or 604-719-2212

8310

$50-$150 FULL TRUCK LOADS Rubbish & Lawn & Garden Work fast service Patrick 604 808-1652

9105

Auto Miscellaneous

$0 DOWN AT AUTO CREDIT FAST Need a vehicle? Good or Bad Credit? Call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca DLN 30309

9110

Collectibles & Classics

1950 FARGO Pick-up, unbelievable original, no rust, 31,000 org mi, $6500 obo 604-985-3086

604.454.9744

4838 Byrne Rd., Burnaby southwestgardensuppliesltd.com THE SOIL MAN You Call We haul! Top soil, Mulch, Planter/hanging basket mix, Pots, Lawn dressing, Garden soil, Superior mix. Any Size orders. Great Prices. 604-889-2925

8315

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Fully insured & WCB

Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986) Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915 www.treeworksonline.ca

Window Cleaning

Edgemont Building Maintenance • Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning

604-420-4800

1978 MERCURY Zeph sed optional Ford rally pack, 302 auto, 62 K $1500 obo 604-985-3086

9125

Domestic

for Full-Size Complete Vehicles. Free Removal! 2-Hr. Service in Most Areas

2006 HONDA Civic DX Coupe $11,999. Auto, PWR Locks & Windows, heated mirrors, digital dash, 4 new tires, new brakes, Honda Serviced. NO Accidents. 100k. Great on gas, many extras. Coq. Call ★ 604-868-3128

Call 778-316-3217 ★ FREE TOWING ★ up to $300 CASH Today!

604-728-1965 John

2008 TOYOTA Yaris RS 4 dr, auto, pwr pkg, 34 k, 4 snows, ext warranty $14,500 604-990-0851

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

E

NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9155

2000 CHEV Silverado 1500, 4x4, black, fully loaded, exc cond, 152K, $9,995 obo. 604-583-0218

9515

1994 BUICK Regal Ltd white, 4 dr V6, only 162 K, all power, 1 family pampered $2150. 604-987-9571 2005 PONTIAC Pursuit, blue, 5 spd, 56 K, 4 dr, gd cond, moving, must sell $4,500. 778-340-0728

9129

9522

2004 GMC SIERRA 3/4 SLE 4x4, 160km, loaded, good cond. $14,000, obo. call 604-880-0613

2006 NISSAN Pathfinder LE, f/l, gray, lthr heated seats, s/roof, local, 1 owner, no accidents. 140ks, $17,798. 604-561-5818

2006 CEDAR Creek, 5th Wheel, 30ft. Rear living, br. slide). Fully loaded. 21ft add a room under the awning & enclosed storage area under the pin. Central vac. w/kick plate. A ns & np unit. Slide out pantry & 2 way fridge (Electrical/ Propane), 10 gal water heater (electric/propane), outside shower, Thermostat fantastic breeze control fans in br & living, thermopane windows & tinted. 4 holding tanks; fresh water, black water & 2 grey water (large 1 for toilet & shower & 20 gal for kitchen. tanks can be heated during winter/late fall operations. $34,900 obo Vernon Call Jerry 1-250-558-7836

Sports & Imports

9160

Scrap Car Removal 1997 HONDA CRV blk, 176 k, ac abs, auto, AWD, pwr pkg, alarm, 1 owner $5800. 604-987-0520

NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

Removal FREEScrap/Car

2004 HYUNDAI Sonata, immac, loaded, luxury version. Only 69km, 1 year warr. remaining, drk grey w/tinted rear, blk leather int, 4 snows, 1 owner, paid 35k, now $13k, obo. call 604-926-1206

9540

HOUR 2Service From Call

Family Owned & Operated

BOB’S WINDOW Gets that Clean, Clear Shine No Drops, No Drips, No Streaks Right into the corners! Serving you for over 20 yrs. Also do Gutters 604 588-6938

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

2004 VOLVO v70-T5-5spd, 101,000km, 1 owner, blk on blk leather, loaded, like new-no accid, $17,900 604-922-8081 1996 RUSTLER 5th Wheel Bunkhouse, sleeps 8, A/C, awning, ext shower, bunks, tons of storage. $8450. Langley. 604-881-4566

2007 HYUNDAI Accent 34km, $8900 obo! Serviced by North Van. Hyundai. Warr. remaining. Auto., 2 doors, silver, p/b, p/w. Call 604-725-0865.

2006 2 BR, 39 ft, 2 slides, queen bed, front bunks, $28,000 obo. 604-522-5213

Sell Your RV

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Trailers/Tents/ Campers

1971 DUTCH SWINGER, 14 ft, North Shore, clean, dry, asking $1,150. 604-831-4545

No Wheels No Problem

(604) 209-2026

A Save on Roofing - specialize in ★refoof ★ repair★ WCB Free est. 10% discount 778-892-1266

Motorhomes/RVs

Luxury Cars

$5999 PRICED to sell quickly! 2000 Volvo S80 T6 4 Dr sedan, leather and luxury through out, 200k kms, no accdts, grt cond, new nokian snow tires (6 total) . Squamish, 604-898-1069.

9145

Boats

WANTED. 10, 12 or 14 foot aluminum boat, with or without motor or trailer. 604-319-5720

1985 PONTIAC Bonneville, 4 dr 92K, V8 auto, collector plates, used for tv $2995, 604-872-5993

Established 1963

Planning on RENOVATING?

Sports & Imports

Pays $150 minimum

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Wildwood Tree Services, Exp Hedge Trimming and Removal & Tree Pruning. Free Est. 604-893-5745

8335

9160

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL 1970 MGB GT. Collector plates, new clutch, excellent driver $7500. 604-980-7250.

For all your landscaping needs • Topsoil • Gravel • Sand • Bark Mulch • Lava Rocks • Fruit Trees & Plants • Mushroom Manure • Cedar & Texus Yew Trees

Scrap Car Removal

9145

THE SCRAPPER

Top Soil

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Family owned & operated since 1989

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8300

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8250

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Burnaby NOW • Saturday, May 8, 2010 • A47

TROYS PICK OF THE WEEK

IN-HOUSE FINANCING

2008 Mini Clubman

24,995

$

Brown, V10123A

04 GMC Yukon Grey, VK0556A

17,995

$

99 Dodge Durango

Fully Loaded 4x4, V1044B

$

4,995

99 VW Golf

Green, KK1233A

04 Toyota Matrix Silver BB2679B

$

08 VW Jetta

Trendline, VK0569

$

Grey, V1044B

5,995

Black Beauty, VK0584

11,995

$

04 Kia Sorento

4x4, Loaded, VK0582

10,995

$

10 Kia Rio5 Sport

2600km, VK0580 WAS $21,400

NOW

$

5,995

07 Dodge Nitro 4x4, VK0577

16,995

$

03 Kia Spectra SX

$

V1091A

6,495

09 Kia Rio5 Sport

8700km, V10440A WAS $21,400

16,995 NOW 15,995

$

04 Mitsubishi Eclipse Silver VK0521

$

16,995

00 Dodge Durango

$

07 Dodge Charger

9,995

9,995

$

02 VW Jetta

Silver, GISI.8T K10288A

9,995

$

08 Nissan Versa Fuel Miser, VK0571

12,995

$

06 Cadillac Escalade

Black, Fully Loaded Y09052B

33,995

$

06 Nissan Murano Grey, VK0564A

23,995

$

07 Ford Freestar SEL VK0581

12,995

$

99 Ford F-250 White, BB2678A

5,995

$

08 Jeep Commander Loaded, VK0568

26,995

$

08 Kia Sedona EX Blue, KK1274

17,995

$

03 Toyota Tacoma Silver, K10083B

13,995

$

05 BMW X5 3.0

05 Toyota Echo

Black,Classic with Roof V09314A

08 Toyota Rav 4

07 Chevy Uplander

$

6,995

Grey, Premium pkg., All Options VK0529A

All Options 4x4, K10257A

03 Astro Van

01 VW Jetta TDI

29,995

$

KK1241

9,995

$

07 Honda Accord VK0575

17,995

$

09 Pontiac Vibe Grey, V09207B

14,995

$

07 Kia Sedona Like New, VK0570

14,995

$

07 Toyota Tacoma White, VK0531

27,995

$

$

$

$

$

8,995

4,995

9,995

06 Kia Sportage

01 Ford Taurus

11,995

2,995

$

02 Nissan Sentra

K10065D

Grey, V10195A

4,995

5,995

$

02 Chevy Cavalier

01 VW Golf

Manual, 110k, Burgundy V10221A

09 Honda Civic Sport

5 Sp Manual, Grey, V10462A

19,995

$

$

2,995

8,995

$

06 Honda Civic

03 Ford Focus

Silver V1090B

Blue, V10308A

13,995

$

FRASER ST

MAIN ST

R ED RIN MA

MAP BRIDGEPORT RD

KNIGHT ST

SW ST

10 minutes from Delta • 15 minutes from Surrey • 5 minutes from Richmond • 5 minutes from Burnaby • minutes from Downtown

8,995

$

CAMBIE ST

VANCOUVER

Black, V10297A

K OA

05084592

Red V10158B

$

GRANVILLE ST

KIAVANCOUVER.COM

36,995

$

16,995

KIA SOUTH VANCOUVER 604-326-6868 396 S.W. MARINE DRIVE, •

08 Land Rover LR2

94 BMW 318i

White, VK0506A

$

24,995

Every Option, VV11202A

$

95 Ford Econoline

White, V10129A

11,995

VK0585

$

4x4, Loaded, VK0579

5,995

04 Mazda GS

08 Jeep Gr Cherokee

DVD, Stow N Go, VK0574

$

Black, VK0455

$

14,995

$

07 Dodge Gr Caravan

05 Kia Spectra

$

Loaded, VK0568

7,995

7 Pass, VK0578

23,995

Black, V10163A

08 Chevy Equinox

04 PT Cruiser

Grey, V09257A


A48 • Saturday, May 8, 2010 • Burnaby NOW

100% BC Owned and Operated

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Happy Planet Fresh Fruit Smoothies

Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate Bars

assorted varieties

2/7.00

assorted varieties

946ml

2/5.00

+ deposit + eco fee

Nuts to You Smooth Organic Almond Butter

9.99

Kettle All Natural Potato Chips assorted varieties

Stahlbush Island Farms Frozen Fruit

3/4.98 142g

assorted varieties

Blue Diamond Nut Thins

225-300g

Luc Bergeron Organic Maple Syrups

2/4.00

9.99

120.5g

L’Ancetre Cheese

Clif and Luna Energy Bars assorted varieties

19.99lb/44.07kg

6.99

From Our Bakery

325g • product of Canada

6” Mother’s Day Chocolate Belgian Cake

from 5.99

400g

French Baguette

Rice Bakery

reg 12.99

Terra Breads Granolas

150g

6.49 454g • reg 7.99 12.49 1kg • reg 14.99

Wolfgang Puck Organic Soups assorted varieties

Lundberg Gourmet Rice

Mother’s Day Bouquets

19.99

2/5.00 454g

3.99 333g

Efruiti Gummies assorted varieties

3/3.99 100g • product of Germany

plus taxes

Bulk Department

prepacked or bins

20% off regular retail price Udo’s Ultimate 3•6•9 Oil Blend

19.99

Simply Natural Organic Salad Dressings assorted varieties

2/5.00 354ml

500ml

An ideal 2:1 ratio of omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, proven by research to benefit cardiovascular health, enhance stamina and energy. Certified Organic.

Ultima Replenisher Electrolyte Drink

16.99

four varieties

two varieties

Mother’s Day Rice Sacher Tortes

3.48 170g and 227g

Chocolate Covered 9.99 each Brookside Fruit and Nuts

Wholesome Organic Agave Sweetener

1.99 380g

Snow or Sugar Snap Peas from Del Cabo Co-op Certified Organic

assorted varieties

398ml

500g • product of Canada

.88lb/ 1.94kg

Choices’ Own Family Sized Quiche

2/5.00

Chilliwack River Honey assorted varieties

Fair Trade, Certified Organic

From the Deli

large

assorted varieties

3/2.97 48-68g • product of USA

3.99

B.C. Wild Spot Prawn Tails

small

500ml • product of Quebec

Bananas from BOS Co-op

Value Pack

5.49lb/ 12.10kg

assorted varieties

light, medium, amber or dark

12.99

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

100g • product of Italy

500g

2.99

Meat Department

30 serving canister

A nutritional, balanced electrolyte drink with no sugar, carbs or harmful ingredients. It’s all natural and great for children and adults of all ages.

VIP Liquid Dish Soap assorted varieties

2/4.00 740ml • product of Canada

choicesmarkets.com Yaletown

Kitsilano

Cambie

Kerrisdale

2627 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0009

3493 Cambie St. Vancouver 604.875.0099

1888 W. 57th Ave. 1202 Richards St. Vancouver Vancouver 604.633.2392 604.263.4600

Prices Effective May 6 to May 12, 2010.

Choices in the Park

Rice Bakery South Surrey

2595 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 6855 Station Hill Dr. 604.736.0301 Burnaby 604.522.6441

3248 King George Blvd. South Surrey 604.541.3902

Choices at the Crest 8683 10th Ave. Burnaby 604.522.0936

Kelowna 1937 Harvey Ave. Kelowna

250.862.4864 Note Area Code

We reserve the right to limit quantities. Not all items may be available at all locations. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.


Burnaby Now - May 8th 2010