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A CLOSER LOOK: THE BOOK OF NEGROES AUTHOR COMES TO MOSCROP TO INSPIRE STUDENTS
Volunteer: ‘You’ll never regret it’ A
ward-winning author Lawrence Hill visited Moscrop Secondary to talk to students about black history, his acclaimed novel The Book of Negroes and his experiences travelling and volunteering in West Africa. Hill encouraged the group of roughly 100 senior students to volunteer overseas. “You’ll never regret it,” he said. Hill, now 53, first went to volunteer in Niger in 1979, when he was just 21. In West Africa, women often carry the ON MY BEAT culture and economy, he said. Jennifer Moreau “If you can protect women and girls, you’re protecting everybody else in these cultures,” he said. Hill went on to describe a near death experience Jennifer Moreau/burnaby now while getting ill in Niger. He caught something from the drinking water, was hospitalized and nearly died. The education of Lawrence Hill: Best-selling author Lawrence Hill, right, speaks with Moscrop principal Victoria Lee as students By the time he left Niger, he had wasted away to less line up to get his autograph. than 100 pounds. “The experience changed me forever,” he said, In 1989, Hill also volunteered in Mali, the country Grade 11 student Sophia Salem said the talk was adding he learned to appreciate things like health care where his protagonist was born. The emotional toll of enriching for the students. and drinking water. “Clean water can save so many writing the violent scenes, where 11-year-old Aminata is “Hopefully it will open their eyes up to more social lives.” kidnapped from her village and her parents are brutally issues,” she said. Hill gave the students an overview of The Book of murdered, left Hill with nightmares. Hill was in town to speak at a sold-out fundraiser for Negroes, which follows the journey of a child, Aminata Hill also criticized the federal government for not livCanadian Crossroads International, a non-profit group he Diallo, who was kidnapped from Africa and sold into ing up to its foreign aid commitments and encouraged volunteered with in West Africa. He agreed to speak to slavery. She eventually escaped to Canada with the the students to write using their imaginations rather than Moscrop students in exchange for a $1,000 donation to the Black Loyalists, after Britain lost the American War of their own experiences. organization, which helps West African women through Independence, and then embarked on the world’s first “Go for the characters who have the most to lose,” he programs, supporting things like shea butter cooperatives ever back-to-Africa exodus from Halifax. said, adding the vulnerable ones are more interesting. and market gardens to help develop local economies.
LAWRENCE HILL: IN HIS OWN WORDS On volunteering in West Africa
It was a life-changing experience. It opened my eyes up to life in rural West Africa. It changed me forever in terms of my development as a writer and my own sense of calm in terms of my self-perception, racially.
On Aminata Diallo, the book’s protagonist I could never have written a novel without having lived in the kind of village she grew up in – a polygamist, rural, Muslim village in the middle of nowhere in Mali – very traditional. To have lived in villages like that, to have seen women pounding millet into flour with their pestles influenced me. It helped me visualize the story that became The Book of Negroes. I would never have written a novel without having worked as a volunteer in villages much like the one in which Aminata was born.
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Here & Now
It was very hard. It’s hard to plunge into tragedy and to write your way out of it. It’s a story that is supposed to have some sort of light and some sort of hope, and there are very painful incidents. I didn’t want to diminish them by trivializing the pain a person might have experienced during the time of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. It was very hard to keep that hard edge to her life and be unflinching about it.
On making sense of the horrors of the slave trade
I don’t know how to make sense of it. I don’t know that we can make sense of it. It’s a monstrous human depravity at its worst, right up there with the Holocaust and the war in the former Yugoslavia and the Siege of Sarajevo. The things we do to each other are just despicable. But somehow we survive and we go on. And the survivors of these monstrous injustices don’t let these episodes kill them. If they survive, they keep going, and they keep loving and having children, and they live well. To me, that’s sort of the magic of human resilience.
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On the connection between the historic slave trade and now.
Slavery is unfortunately an ongoing challenge. Current experts in contemporary slavery estimate as many as 30 million people, mostly women and children, are kept in conditions that can only be described as slavery now. We’re not talking about the trans-Atlantic slave trade. … Millions of people, including in Canada and the States, are kept in slavery now – in modern, 21st century forms of it. There’s a direct connection of human injustice. I guess we’ll always be facing it. We always have to try and face it down and try to stop it.
On the lack of knowledge about Canadian black history
It’s very convenient for us emotionally to point fingers at other countries and to not know our own history. We know about black American culture. We know very
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Hillside: Housing complex reopens in Burnaby continued from page 1
through the building, with local MLA Richard Lee and staff from SUCCESS. “Afghan people, they love space.” While B.C. Housing always owned Hillside Gardens, they used to have a private property manager run the place before the fire. In May 2009, the settlement services group SUCCESS took over as the property manager. They also run programs for the tenants and help them adjust to life in Canada, since many of them are new immigrants or refugees. While Basmina’s siblings are mostly at school, their mom, Aqela, attends a cooking group and an English class, two of the programs available through SUCCESS. There are 162 suites in the family housing complex, which has 15 buildings. The province has promised to convert roughly 100 of those units to subsidized hous-
ing for low-income families or new immigrants. People get rental supplements from B.C. Housing so they don’t need to pay more than a third of their income on rent. A typical two-bedroom apartment there costs about $900 a month without subsidies. But not everyone is singing the praises of Hillside Gardens. This past week, local MLA Raj Chouhan heard complaints from a family of eight living in a three bedroom suite at Hillside Gardens waiting for something bigger. “There are only two units with four bedrooms and three units with three bedrooms. The rest of them are still the same two bedroom units,” Chouhan said of the new building. “In a five-acre complex, the improvement they have done is very small compared to the larger need of people who are looking for affordable housing.” Chouhan has seen some of the
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Home, sweet home: Aqela Anwary at Hillside Gardens. suites and said the living conditions need to be improved. Drywall is crumbling and bathrooms and kitchens are in rough shape.
“It’s just disgusting,” he said. “For them to just stand in front of the media and cameras and gloat that … everything is hunky-dory – it’s not.”
Chase: Motorcycles lead high-speed chase through streets continued from page 1
“Along Highway 1 in Burnaby, both motorcycles were literally passing cars like they were standing still,” said Sgt. Peter Thiessen in a press release. RCMP officers attempted to pull over both motorcycles near the Dollarton exit in North Vancouver. Both vehicles initially stopped, but one driver immediately left again.
Air 1 continued to track the motorcycle driver who fled as the driver proceeded east on Dollarton Highway, passing vehicles over the double solid lines and nearly colliding with oncoming traffic. The driver turned around and then drove past the location of the original traffic stop where the first motorcycle was still pulled over. “The driver continued on, splitting lanes and passing unsafely,”
said Thiessen. “ The driver ended up crossing the Second Narrows Bridge, left Highway 1 at Rupert Street in Vancouver, headed south and went through a red light at Broadway. “Upon reaching Kingsway, the suspect vehicle went through the red light and travelled east in the westbound lanes for about 100 metres,” said Thiessen. “The driv-
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little about black Canadian culture. Most people can talk about African-American artists, musicians, writers, but few have read those from Canada. And the same thing goes for our history. We sort of have this national narrative of Canada being a great country, a world saviour, and it’s very convenient and comforting. Some of us know a bit about the underground railroad, but few people know that slavery existed in Canada, too. It was finally abolished in the British Empire in 1834. It’s part of our history that’s ugly and unpleasant, and it makes us feel uncomfortable, so we tend to forget about it.
On his message for the students
To believe in themselves and to exercise their imaginations, not just in their writing but in their living and travelling, and to think about more than studies and jobs and dollars signs and cars. (To) think about the possibility of expanding themselves through international volunteerism or being interested in people in other parts of the world.
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Sounds like a good ruling – unless it hits you A Supreme Court ruling plays to our feelings about criminals, but actually erodes a very important right
For those of us who have never been accused of a crime has a chance to talk arrested, Friday’s Supreme Court ruling to an attorney after their arrest – even on access to a lawyer may seem inconif just for a few minutes – then police sequential. Some, indeed, will can interrogate that person for hours, declining every subsesee it as a handy tool against quent request for consultation. criminals. In fact, it’s a worryBurnaby NOW A conviction based on that ing erosion of freedom. interrogation is perfectly valid. In a split decision, the court ruled There’s no question that some guilty that the right to a lawyer during police interrogation is not protected by the individuals go free on technicalities. In constitution. As long as someone such instances, lawyers can seem like
more of an obstruction to justice than a defender, but this perception is flawed. The right to a lawyer exists to ensure that those accused of breaking the law understand our justice system and ultimately receive a fair trial. This week’s ruling undermines that. In the pursuit of a confession, police interrogators can veer into legally dubious territory, but without legal counsel, there is no one there to pull them back.
Restricting access to lawyers simply increases the odds the wrong person will go to jail. It’s been said that people will trade freedom for security, as long as it’s someone else’s freedom. Where the constitution is involved, however, the freedom is never someone else’s. If you were accused of a crime, which of your rights would you discard?
Female leaders walk a tough road IN MY VIEW
t began with a harmless enough discussion in the newsroom. My colleagues started to chat about NDP leader Carole James, and the consensus seemed to be: “She’s a nice lady, but she’s not much of a leader.” I think it was the use of the word “lady” that did it. Out came my soapbox, and up on it I climbed. It was a long rant, but the basic premise is this: Female leaders are still being judged through a sexist lens. Before all you men start saying, “What, I’m not allowed to express an opinion about a woman in politics without being labelled sexist?” – no, that is absolutely not what I mean. What I mean is that we as a society – both men and women – have been so conditioned to associate “leadership” with “man” that we don’t even realize we’re doing it. We pass judgment on a person’s leadership qualities based on our experience of what “leaders” look, act and sound like. Which is to say: Male. Think about it. What do we think of when we think of a leader? Usually, some-
one who’s aggressive. Assertive. Forceful. Dominant. Competitive. Am I saying that women can’t be those things? Of course not. I know countless women who embody those qualities. But those characteristics are traditionally associated with “masculine” mindset and behaviour. As a society, those aren’t qualities we nurture or value in girls and women. From the playground on up, little girls are urged to play nice and work together, and little boys are encouraged to run faster, throw harder and just generally do better than the other guy. This often-unconscious stereotyping leads to unmistakable differences between men’s and women’s styles of relating to other people – and, inevitably, to differences in leadership style. Think, if you will, of some of the qualities we associate with “feminine” mindset and behaviour. Cooperation. Conciliation. Empathy. Compassion. Qualities, in short, that we ascribe to “nice” people – but not to leaders. And that’s where James – and a whole lot of other women, in politics and in business – come up against a no-win situation. Try to lead in a traditionally “feminine” way, with cooperation and conciliation and empathy, and you’ll be written off as weak. Try to lead in a more traditionally “masculine” way, with aggression and dominance and
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Islam deserves more respect
Re: Bad call on Islamic proclamation, Letters to the editor, Burnaby NOW, Oct. 13. History is likely going to remember the early 21st century as the time when hate rhetoric against Muslims and Islam could safely hide behind the mask of free speech. Letter writer Ziggy Eckardt writes that “Islam is culturally too dysfunctional … to contribute to the evolution of civilization.” Can such a broad statement about a quarter of the earth’s population be categorized as anything other than racism? Attempts by Muslims to improve their image and gain popular acceptance after the horrors of 9/11 should not be met with resistance, but should be encouraged. People like Mr. Eckardt, who appear to have gleaned much of their cultural education from the
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Religion doesn’t build civilization Dear Editor:
I thought that I have become immune to strange actions coming from elected politicians, but the proclamation recently signed by Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan, establishing an “Islamic Heritage Month” in the city, is in a class by itself when it comes to the lack of understanding of the basic principles of what human civilization and heritage are all about. Perhaps the intentions were noble, and I have the same respect for the followers of the Islamic faith as I
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Why single out Islam? continued from page 6
have for the people of different other faiths, or for those who follow the Buddhist, Confucian, Sikh principles, even for atheists, agnostics and others. However to proclaim that “Islamic civilization and heritage belong not only to Muslim Canadians …” is as nonsensical as one talking about Catholic, Protestant, Judaic, Sikh or Episcopalian civilizations, for such things simply don’t exist! Civilizations and scientific endeavours were created by human beings in different countries, in different times, no matter which religion they adhered to, if any at all. It is true that some thousand years ago, scientists, physicians, poets and mathematicians from Persia, Arabia, Syria, Egypt, who were converted to Islam either before or after their “significant contributions to the well-being of humanity” were a leading force in the progress of human endeavours, but why mix religion with their
accomplishments? Nobody talks, or cares about, whether Leonardo Da Vinci, Galileo, Copernicus, Isaac Newton, Pasteur, Vincent van Gogh or Rembrandt, to name but a few, were faithful Catholics, Protestants, Baptists or whatever, and nobody links their creativity to their religion. When Mayor Corrigan opened the floodgates by declaring Islamic Heritage Month, he better be ready for a Catholic Heritage Month, other months for the Baptists, Hindus, Buddhists, Unitarians, Greeks Orthodox, and many others, even another for the Hare Krishna followers, all well represented in Burnaby, and, why not, one special Atheist Heritage Month, because, based on attendance to religious services, I would bet that they probably form the greatest majority of the people living in Burnaby. And each of the above have made their own important contribution to the wellbeing of humanity. Jack Chivo, West Vancouver
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forcefulness, and you’ll be written off as a “bitch.” It’s a catch-22 that’s still all too prevalent, considering that we’re a decade in to the 21st century. Enough already, you say. It’s a tired old feminist refrain that’s been sung to death. Fair enough. It is. What’s sad is that it’s still true. Consider this list of names: Gordon. Ed. Brad. Greg. Dalton. Jean. Darrell. David. Robert. Danny. Dennis. Floyd. Eva. That would be the premiers of Canada’s provinces and territories – all male, with the single exception of Eva Aariak of Nunavut. Federally, how does Parliament look? Well, we have Stephen, Michael, Gilles and Jack as party leaders. And, according to a study on the government’s own website, as of 2008, 68 of 308 seats were held by women – that’s a sad 22.1 per cent. Municipal governments, according to the same study, fare a touch better, with 23.4 per cent female representation. That’s still a sad number. Here in Burnaby, we’re no exception: We have a male mayor, and two of eight councillors are female.
How about worldwide? Well, take a look at the G8 leaders and you’ll find Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany, as the solitary woman. (Interestingly, Merkel is the leader of a country where coalition government is the norm – she became chancellor not by virtue of winning the most seats in a first-pastthe-post election, but by building alliances. Sounds rather like cooperation, doesn’t it?) Still not swayed? Consider the recently published Forbes magazine list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. Topping the list? Michelle Obama. Yup, if you’re a woman in 2010, having the right husband apparently makes you more powerful than being Secretary of State (Hillary Clinton, No. 5) or, for that matter, leading a country yourself (Merkel, No. 4). I’m not dissing Obama. I think she’s an incredible role model in many ways, and she’s choosing to make the office of First Lady mean far more than just “attractive woman with great clothes who looks good beside the president.” But in a world without gender bias, surely she would be the most power-
ful woman in the world for being the president – not for being married to him. Sigh. I’m not saying there are any easy answers. Finding ways to ensure better female representation in politics and in leadership positions of all kinds is a complex task. But surely a good first step is for us to acknowledge that, yes, we still have a huge societal problem with sexism. So go ahead and think that Carole James isn’t leadership material. Go ahead and dislike her policies, her party, her politics, her vision for B.C. (or, some might argue, her lack thereof). But before you dismiss her as just a “nice lady,” stop and think. Are you dismissing her because she’s not effective as a leader? Or because maybe, just maybe, you’ve been influenced by perceptions that have less to do with real leadership ability and more to do with old stereotypes and gender biases? Julie MacLellan is the assistant editor of the Burnaby NOW. For more, including links to some related reading, see her In the Spotlight blog at www.burnabynow.com – click on the Opinion tab and follow the link under Blogs.
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City man facing charge of keeping a bawdy house Case involves women brought in from Hong Kong to work in the sex trade
A 47-year-old Burnaby man is facing one count of living off the avails of prostitution and four counts of keeping a common bawdy house after a two-year investigation by the RCMP’s federal border integrity program. Jian Feng “Michael” Li appeared in Vancouver Provincial Court on Oct. 13 and is accused of sponsoring women from Hong Kong who were forced to work in the sex trade when they came to Canada. Li is alleged to have used the website Craigslist to advertise four brothels that he was running in Surrey, Burnaby, Coquitlam and Richmond. RCMP investigators believe Li was making up to $40,000 a week with the women under his control. According to RCMP media relations officer Const. Michael McLaughlin, this case was complicated by language bar-
riers, the reluctance of some victims and witnesses to testify, and the fact that the victims often do not stay in Canada. “These complications made human trafficking charges under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act difficult,” said McLaughlin in a press release. McLaughlin said the RCMP is always on the lookout for cases of potential human trafficking. “Human trafficking is generating huge profits for criminal organizations,” said McLaughlin. “If you see people in your community who can’t speak English or French, who always have someone speaking for them, who are getting moved frequently or who appear unfamiliar with their surroundings despite being there for an extended period, then you could be dealing with victims of human trafficking. “If you notice any of the above signs of human trafficking, do your part by calling your local police detachment.” – Alfie Lau
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Hotel room tax good news for Tourism Burnaby Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter
The province’s additional hotel room tax is here to stay, for the time being, and Tourism Burnaby’s executive director is relieved. “For us, it’s fantastic,” Matthew Coyne said in a phone interview. The additional two per cent tax funds tourism marketing in 50 communities throughout B.C., including Burnaby. The bulk of Tourism Burnaby’s funding comes from the tax, Coyne said. “We’re not a city organization, we’re a non-profit,” he explained, adding the
extended to June 30, 2011 when board is all volunteer. “It doesn’t the HST was introduced. receive any grants from the city.” The HST replaced the hotel The organization does work room tax, which was eight per with other tourism groups and cent, with the provincial poruses co-op marketing opportunition of the new tax, at seven per ties whenever possible, he said, cent. but the majority of the funding is The two per cent hotel room from the tax. tax was being looked at, to see if In the 2009 to 2010 fiscal year, it should be phased out. the program raised $27 million Now that Coyne knows for local tourism, according to an Tourism Burnaby’s tax revenues e-mail sent to Coyne from Kevin Matthew Coyne will continue to come in, the Krueger, minister of tourism, Tourism Burnaby organization can focus on longculture and the arts, and Colin term destination marketing plans, he Hansen, minister of finance. The hotel room tax program was said.
“We can use that (the funding) as a benchmark,” he said, regarding the organization’s budget. Municipalities and regional districts interested in being part of the hotel room tax program can apply to B.C.’s ministry of finance to participate. The tax is in added to the room charge, and hotel clients are then charged the 12 per cent HST on top of that. Those communities that institute the hotel tax do so for a period of five years, at which time they must reapply for another five years. email@example.com
City of Burnaby builds a bigger web presence Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter
While you can’t wander the hallways and stop in at the mayor’s office for a chat, the virtual city hall project is still ambitious. The intent of the project is to make it easier for residents to access services and communicate with the city, according to project sponsor Pat Tennant. “It is a way for citizens and the public to connect with city hall,” she said. Integrated e-business services are also part of the concept for the new site. The city’s current website, www.burnaby.ca, and the city’s internal service access
provider (SAP) portal are all part of the overhaul. City council approved $980,000 in funding for the project on Oct. 4. The new city website is expected to be up and running by late summer 2011. But Tennant said it would not be a static, one-time upgrade. “The nature of services is always evolving,” she said. “The site will continue to evolve over the years.” The goal right now is to establish a vision and a road map for the site, Tennant added. “We’re working on a detailed project plan,” she said. “We’re starting out with a design concept.”
At this stage Tennant and the project steering committee are picking a design facilitator for the project. To come up with a design, the city is meeting with stakeholders and conducting research and analysis to understand users’ needs better. Any feedback submitted on the city’s website will be looked at, Tennant said. Users of the city’s website are a diverse group, Tennant said, particularly in computer proficiency levels. “As we look at the design, we have to take that into account,” she noted. The project is slated to take place in four stages. The first, the
design concept phase, is scheduled between now and December, and estimated to cost $150,000. The second, the detailed design phase, is intended to solidify the site’s design elements, to be completed between January and February 2011, at a cost of $150,000. The third, the technical architecture phase, will look at the architecture needed to support the design and how to integrate services from the current site. This is slated to occur concurrently with the design planning phases, between November 2010 and January 2011, at a cost of $250,000. The implementation phase
is set to take place between February and August 2011, at a cost of $325,000. The city’s website first launched in 1998, and was enhanced in 2003. The city launched a new home page in June 2009. The city’s internal SAP portal went live in 2007. The project steering committee includes a number of city staff: Gisele Caron, purchasing manager; Dave Ellenwood, director of parks, recreation and culture; Doug Louie, assistant director of engineering; Doug McDonald, deputy fire chief; Kim Munro, director of human resources; Edel Toner-Rogala, chief librarian; and Chad Turpin, deputy city manager.
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his may be one of the coolest ideas I’ve come across in a long time. (My apologies to those who read this on my blog already – I wanted to bring it to the print world, too.) Confession: It’s not really about the “arts,” but hey, indulge me. Once in awhile I like to go off on tangents – and this is something that you engaged-with-the-community artists out there will appreciate. When I’m not writing about arts or laying out pages, I also coordinate the Paper Postcards for the NOW. You may know the feature – readers take our paper along on their travels, take a photo with it in front of some scenic backdrop or landmark, and send it to us to run in the paper. It’s turned out to be enormously popular, and I absolutely love seeing all the places the NOW has been trekking (even though I get green with envy many days). Recently, I got an e-mail from Greg Dion, a 25-year-old Burnaby guy now living in London, England – on a year of travel and searching for “some proper direction in life,” as he wrote. Besides sending us a cool photo of himself in London (I’ve posted it on my blog), he also let us know about a project he’s started up. The 100 Cups project is his way of getting strangers to connect more – “to embrace conversation in a world that is becoming more and more automated and isolated,” he writes. “London is a lovely city, but it is amazing how lonely it can feel, even amongst the eight million people who run around the city each day. I figure maybe I can inject some of that Burnaby friendliness into London – get people to embrace and appreciate each other more.” The idea is simple: to have 100 cups of tea with 100 strangers, and see what transpires. I couldn’t say it any better than Greg on his own website, so I won’t try. Here’s his explanation, in part: We live in a world where a store worth visiting is one in which you can buy your groceries, purchase new clothes, do your banking, have pictures developed, renew your car insurance … the list goes on ... We want a Lively City Page 14
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Strutting her stuff: Artistic director Valerie Easton, left, works with Burnaby performer Angela King during callbacks for the Royal City Musical Theatre Company’s production of The Will Rogers Follies. The company held auditions at the end of September, with callbacks on Oct. 3 at the Douglas College dance studio. The show will play from April 7 to 23, 2011. See www. royalcitymusicaltheatre.com for all the details.
‘Wickedly funny’ musical coming What could be funnier than a woman with a hobby of poisoning people? A musical that’s being described as “wickedly funny” is coming to the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts Nov. 3 to 7. Touchstone Theatre is kicking off its 35th anniversary season with a production of Mimi (or A Poisoner’s Comedy), starring Jennifer Lines. Lines appears as the tempestuous Marquise of Brinvilliers, who has a repressive father, a young lover, an accommodating husband and a new hobby: poison. “This naughty bon bon of a show wowed
Toronto when it premiered at the Tarragon last season,” a press release notes. “The Vancouver production, with the fabulous Jennifer Lines in the lead role, promises to please and tease.” Touchstone Theatre’s artistic director, Katrina Dunn, directs a cast that also includes Donald Adams, Greg ArmstrongMorris, Peter Jorgenson, Linda Quibell and Sanders Whiting. Musical direction is by Steven Greenfield, with set design by David Roberts, lighting design by Gilliam Wolpert and costume design by Farnaz Khaki-Sadigh.
Mimi was written by Allen Cole, Melody A. Johnson and Rick Roberts. Mimi (or A Poisoner’s Comedy) runs Nov. 3 to 7 at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., with shows at 8 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $25 and $30; call 604205-3000 or see www.shadboltcentre.com. From Nov. 10 to 20, it will play at the Firehall Arts Centre at 280 East Cordova St. in Vancouver. Tickets are $24 and $28. See www. firehallartscentre.ca or call 604-689-0926. www.twitter.com/juliemaclellan
Sakura Songs at Nikkei Centre The National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre is continuing its 10th anniversary celebrations with an evening featuring the music of Leslie Uyeda. Sakura Songs is on at the centre on Friday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. Kathryn Cernauskas, on flute and bamboo flute, will be joined by Sue Round on cello, Rachel Kiyo Iwaasa on piano and soprano Heather Pawsey for the occasion. Uyeda herself will act as musical host for the evening, which will include her haiku songs, songs for soprano and flute with poetry by Joy Kogawa, and the world premier of a new song cycle with poetry
by Lorna Crozier, along with the music of Poulenc and Ravel. The concert is dedicated to the memory of Leslie’s family – her father, Yutaka Uyeda; her aunts, Mariko and Lily; and her grandparents Bunjiro and Kimi Uyeda, who, in the 1930s, donated a thousand cherry trees to the City of Vancouver. Uyeda was born in Montreal and is known as a composer, conductor and pianist. From 1992 to 2004, she was chorus music director for Vancouver Opera and also conducted several mainstage productions. She’s an associate composer of the Canadian Music Centre whose choral music
has been commissioned and performed by such top choirs as musica intima, Chor Leoni, Phoenix Chamber Choir and the Elektra Women’s Choir. Tickets for Sakura Songs: The Music of Leslie Uyeda are $15 general admission, or $12 for members or seniors. National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre is at 6688 Southoaks Cres. See www. nikkeiplace.org or call 604-777-7000 for information. The concert is being supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the National Association of Japanese Canadians, the City of Burnaby and the Burnaby Arts Council.
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Lively City: Spoken Ink reading features poetry and music continued from page 13 The Spoken Ink session also includes an open mike session, to follow the fea‘one stop shop.’ We strive for speed and contured presentation. Sign-up begins at 7:30 venience. Gone are the days when service and p.m. human contact meant something to us. We Spoken Ink is presented by the want to pump our own gas. We want to scan Burnaby Writers’ Society on the third our own groceries. And, by gosh, we don’t Tuesday of each month, except July and want to talk to anyone while we do it. August. For more information, see www. This needs to change – even if the change BurnabyWritersNews.blogspot.com or eis just in how we think. mail email@example.com. And we hope that this project might help La Fontana is at 101-3701 Hastings St. create that change in the world. (at Boundary Road). We want to inspire people to be social again. We are social creatures by nature, are we not? So how then, did the world become so isolated – so full of people who don’t want to Christmas is coming. talk to other people? Well, not that soon, perhaps – but early We hope to encourage people to slow down. enough for many of us to start thinking To talk. To share. To teach and learn. To tell about gift buying. stories. To laugh. To inspire. Not Those looking for unique just when it seems appropriate, but ideas should mark Nov. 20 and all the time. With anyone. With 21 on their calendars – the dates everyone! Any time, and any place. of the 10th annual Nikkei Place So, with tea as our vehicle, the craft and bake fair. quest begins. 100 strangers. 100 The fair offers Christmas cups of tea. 100 stories to tell. ideas with a Japanese flair, Care to join us for a cup? from traditional textiles to fun He’s keeping track of the peocontemporary items – and, of ple he meets and what he learns course, a raft of home baking. over their cup of tea. Check it out The list of artisans involved is at www.onehundredcups.com. extensive, and runs the gamut Greg Dion And hey, if you’re ever in his from ceramic works and jewelry 100 Cups neighbourhood, why not contact to fine art and photography. him for a cup of tea? The show runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both Or better yet, why not try the same days, and admission is free. thing right here in Burnaby? Nikkei Place is at 6688 Southoaks Cres. Call 604-777-7000 or see www.nikkei place.org for more. Whether you’re a poet yourself or just love poetry, this one’s for you. The Burnaby Writers’ Society is conIf you’re looking for first-class entertinuing its Spoken Ink reading series with tainment, you don’t need to look any fara gathering on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at La ther than right here at home. Fontana Caffe in North Burnaby. Flipping through the Shadbolt Centre This month’s gathering features poet for the Arts’ new season brochure, I was Kate Braid and bassist Clyde Reed. reminded of the amazing range of arts on Braid has written five award-winoffer. Among some upcoming highlights ning books of poetry and co-edited, with are the Arts Club Theatre on tour with Sandy Shreve, the first book of Canadian A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, on Nov. 9 form poetry, In Fine Form. She has also and 10, starring the fabulous Sara-Jeanne published three books of non-fiction, and Hosie. her poems and personal essays have been The Marc Atkinson Trio brings their widely published and appear in antholovirtuosic guitar sounds to the stage on gies. Nov. 20, and The Good Lovelies – winShe recently began collaborating with ners of the 2010 Juno for Roots Album of Reed, who’s a founding member of the the Year – are coming Dec. 4. NOW Orchestra. He’s also a core member If you haven’t checked out the of several small ensembles, including the Shadbolt, you really should – see www. Rich Halley/Bobby Bradford 4-tet, the shadboltcentre.com for all the details. Coat Cooke Trio, the Bruce Freedman Do you have an item for Lively City? Send Trio and the avant-garde quartet Ion Zoo. arts and entertainment ideas to Julie, He has performed at major jazz festivals firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit her In the across North America and Europe. Spotlight blog online at www.burnabynow. You can catch their blend of poetry com – click on the Opinion tab and follow the and music at 8 p.m. link under Blogs.
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Dr. Mehrnaz Izadnegahdar Dr. Brent Hehn and staff are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Mehrnaz Izadnegahdar to their dental team. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the ofﬁce. She graduated from UBC Dentistry in 2002 and worked for many years in the Fraser Valley and now is joining us in Burnaby. We are accepting new patients. Please call to make an appointment or contact us via the internet.
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tudents at Burnaby’s newest elementary school will be banging on drums and clashing cymbals, thanks to a donation of musical instruments from the Music B.C. Charitable Foundation. Students at University Highlands Elementary will be able to get their hands on drums, xylophones, glockenspiels, tambourines, cymbals, bells and other percussion pieces. “This school was decided upon since it seemed to be a perfect opportunity to help with the very beginning stages of musical education,” said the foundation’s Amber Jager. In all, there will about 100 instruments donated through the foundation’s Adopt an Instrument program, which was formed in response to budget cuts taking their toll on music programs in B.C. schools.
Hundreds of students and staff at Taylor Park Elementary were poised to plant native trees, shrubs and ground covering plants at their school on Oct. 15. The City of Burnaby is leading the effort and had staff on hand to help. About 400 students participated, and each student got to plant three things. The planting is part of a larger city plan to restore the area and was made possible by a $3,000 grant from Trees Canada. “The idea is to bring wildlife habitat back to Taylor Park,” said Melinda Yong, an environmental technician with the city’s parks department. Taylor Park is close to the Edmonds SkyTrain station, and the elementary school is close to the park. Taylor Park was built on a landfill, Yong explained. As a result, the soil conditions are poor and it’s easy for invasive species to take root. The Invasive Plant Council of B.C. has also been onsite remove invasive species.
From books to TV
If you’ve ever wondered how to turn a book into a TV script, the McGill library branch has some answers. Award-winning writer Susin Nielsen is leading a workshop on Oct. 19 on the different writing styles for TV and books. Nielsen will show a clip from one of her shows, and participants will have the chance to do a bit of acting. Nielsen has written for a number of TV shows, including Degrassi High, Degrassi Junior High, Ready or Not, Madison, Edgemont and Heartland. The McGill branch is at 4595 Albert St. and the workshop starts at 7 p.m. It’s suitable for preteens, as well as adults.
Burnaby sharpshooter Karen Robinson finished third in a recent World Fast Draw Association sanctioned contest in Colorado. Robinson placed third overall in the women’s AA division at the end of September. Shooters from
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people in our lives, past and present, to give thanks when and where we can, and to give those gifts in service to others. I have found that simple acts and words of thanks can make a profound impact on others. We all need to feel appreciated. To hear others tell us that we are and to know that we really have made a difference can lift our hearts. Too often we let these opportunities of thanksgiving pass by. We can never repay our parents for all that they have taught us, all the worry and all the sacrifices made on our behalf. We can never give back all the love we have been given. We must be gracious. There is graciousness in accepting what life gives
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Lady Gaga this year's popular costume Continued from PAGE 25 "I've got about 40 different costumes," said 19-year-old Kunz, who was made for her job – Halloween is her favourite time of year. "Halloween is better than Christmas ... because it's all about your imagination," she said. "I like the spook aspect. Some people come in and have no idea what they want to be. It's fun."
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Artists’ guild hosts show The world is a kaleidoscope of colour – and local artists are exploring its many facets in an art exhibition next weekend. The Burnaby Artists’ Guild is holding its fall exhibition and sale from Oct. 22 to 24 at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. The show starts Friday at 7 p.m., with an official opening ceremony at 7:30 p.m. and
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art on display until 10 p.m. It then runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s featured artist is Lucille Loose, and guild members will also display work in a variety of styles and media. Admission and parking are free. Check out www.burnabyartistsguild. com or call 604-291-6864 for more details.
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Burnaby NOW • Saturday, October 16, 2010 • A31
Cadillac reaching out to younger car buyers David Chao and Bob McHugh
adillac has a long history of famous coupes, including the ‘59 Eldorado, whose iconic tail fins are often used to symbolize a golden era for American automobile production and prosperity. It’s been eight years since an Eldorado Coupe last graced a Cadillac new car showroom, but a coupe is back for 2011. Cadillac has expanded its successful rear-drive CTS line up to include a sexy two-door version. While nothing like its older predecessor, the CTS reflects the dramatic changes that have also taken place within the prestigious luxury car division of General Motors. The CTS line has transformed Cadillac and made it far more appealing to younger buyers. Its sharp and very distinctive styling lines are augmented by a rigid chassis and a sport-tuned suspension. Two high-output V6’s and a V8 (borrowed from the Corvette) are the engine choices, a manual transmission is offered, and the interior is decidedly driver-focused yet still
luxurious. The Cadillac CTS line started with a four-door sedan (back in 2003) and was expanded to include a high performance CTS-V, which Cadillac claims is the fastest production four-door sedan in the world. A secondgeneration CTS was introduced in 2008, a wagon version was added last year, and the Coupe is the latest addition. Our test CTS Coupe (base price $47,450) came with a six-speed automatic transmission included in a (Premium) Preferred Equipment ($7,085) package, a Sport ($1,770) packages plus a special “Tintcoat” paint ($1,295) – all of which pushed its price up to $59,250, including fees and delivery charges. The Sport package adds 19inch polished aluminum wheels with performance tires, a load levelling rear suspension, steering wheel transmission shifters and more. The base CTS sedan comes with a 3.0-litre (270-horsepower) V6 engine and a choice of manual or automatic transmissions. The CTS-V coupe comes with a 6.2-litre (556-horsepower) supercharged V8 engine and a
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Resized Eldorado: The Cadillac CTS lineup now includes a two-door version. horde of other performance components. The Coupe comes with a 3.6-litre V6 that has all the latest engine technology including
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r.p.m., on regular fuel. The standard transmission on the CTS Coupe is a six-speed manual, and there’s also an
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MOTORING Cadillac: Edgy design makes new CTS Coupe a head-turner continued from page 31
Nicely proportioned and lower than the sedan, the CTS Coupe has the same sharply chiselled and very distinctive styling lines. While the coupe’s wheelbase is the same as the sedan, the body is a little shorter and it has a wider rear track. The Coupe’s front windshield is also more steeply raked than the sedan and so is its rear window. Centrally positioned dualexhaust pipes is another distinctively coupe feature. Its extralarge doors also have unusual and hidden push-button latch releases instead of conventional door handles. There’s a similar electric latch release on the lower lip of the trunk lid. The cargo space was smaller than anticipated, the opening is on the narrow side and space has to be left for large hinges that can crush items stowed in the trunk when the lid is closed.
The Coupe’s dash is much like the sedan with a three-pod
instrument cluster, with a combination of analog and digital readouts, in front of the driver. A centrally positioned chromeringed analog time clock adds a touch of elegance, and above it there’s a partially hidden pop-up monitor. The centre console flows nicely into the dash, and it houses cleverly positioned climate controls and seat heat/cool controls for the front seating positions. Other than the console box, there are limited storage spots, and the door pockets are small. The front bucket seats are generously sized, and you sit lower, more sports-car-like, than in the sedan. Getting into the back seat of a coupe is never easy, but the CTS Coupe is particularly awkward. The front seats don’t have a single-action fold forward feature and front seatbelt, which is attached to the front seat, gets in the way. The two rear seating positions look inviting and are nicely padded and upholstered. Head and leg room is limited, however, so it’s more of an occasional use or kids’ seating location. On the plus side, the front seat positions have a generous
range of adjustments. Combined with a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a comfortable driving poison is easy to achieve.
The front passenger is protected by a unique dual-depth design of air bag that is even more effective at reducing injuries in a vehicle collision. The OnStar system with its security and emergency features is another GM exclusive.
The driving position is excellent with an excellent range of adjustments on the seats for taller than average drivers. Rear vision through the Coupe’s steeply raked rear window is limited, and the side mirrors are small, so the rear view camera came in very handy. The sport package on our test CTS Coupe stiffened the ride, but it was still comfortable. The body feels rock solid over rough roads and this car tracks a straight line extremely well, which is always a confidence builder. The steering is on the light side, yet has a precise action, and the CTS Coupe is reason-
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Efficient: The Cadillac CTS Coupe has a well-designed dashboard and centre console.
ably agile for a vehicle its size and weight. It does feel heavier than most of its competitors and could pull better at low engine speeds. The transmission shifts smoothly, but if you want to drive more enthusiastically, the manual mode is the way to go, as the engine livens up considerably above 4,000 r.p.m. Manual shifts are via steering wheel-mounted buttons on the
back of the steering wheel. Here again the action is not as crisp as some competitors and a sport automatic mode would be a good addition.
It’s all about style, and Cadillac CTS Coupe certainly has a head-turning, edgy body design, a beautiful interior, and it’s priced competitively in its class.
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What your teen needs to know to drive smart So your teenager wants to hit the road – in your car. What can you do to help them stay safe? ICBC is reminding parents of the importance of helping teens to drive smart. Once a teen has passed a knowledge exam and vision test, they’re permitted to get behind the wheel – with some restrictions. However, driving is especially risky when drivers lack experience: Not only are new drivers more prone to crash, one in four of their crashes result in an injury or fatality. And, considering the number of young drivers on the road – in 2009, more than 50,000 teens got their first B.C. driver’s licence – it’s important to keep teens as safe as possible. Here are ICBC’s top five tips to help you teach your teen how to drive smart: ◆ Set the right example: Driving lessons start much earlier than you may realize – your children will observe your actions and attitude from a very young age. To set a good example, remember that most driving slip-ups result from lapses of attention – stay away from anything that takes your mind from the road whether it’s food, coffee or makeup. And remember, it’s not only dangerous but it’s now against the law to use a handheld electronic device while driving. When your teen’s in the learner stage, you’ll get a copy of ICBC’s Tuning up for Drivers guide with their licence. Review it with them – it’s a great hands-on guide for new drivers and their supervisors. This is a good time for parents to brush up on the rules of the road and work on any bad habits. ◆ Get in the experts: It’s certainly a good idea to give your teen as much driving experience as possible, so consider also giving them the opportunity to take some lessons with a professional driving instructor. Many driving school courses include classroom time and road safety theory. More importantly, a driving school instructor can be objective without the emotion involved in many parent-teen relationships. If you do choose this route, remember to stay involved and discuss what they’re learning. ◆ Remember the restrictions: B.C.’s graduated licensing program has helped lower
the crash rate of new drivers by ensuring they gain the driving experience they need in a more controlled, lower-risk environment, and then expanding their privileges as they become safer on the road. As a parent, you should know the restrictions of the program and ensure that your teen sticks to them. The newest restriction bans drivers in the graduated licensing stage from using cellphones and all electronic devices while driving, including hands-free. Remember, too, that in the novice stage, you must always display your green ‘N’ sign on the back of your vehicle when driving; you cannot drive with any alcohol in your system; and you are limited to one passenger (immediate family exempt) unless you are driving with a supervisor 25 years or older who has a valid, full driver’s licence. ◆ Put it in writing: You may want to consider creating a family contract and set of house rules that are in line with the restrictions of the graduated licensing program. Go to icbc.com (www.icbc.com/driverlicensing/getting-licensed/for-parents/ family-contract) for a guide that sets out your expectations of your teen, the responsibilities you want them to show on the road and the consequences for breaking those rules. Like any contract, it should be a two-way deal – as a responsible parent, you should agree to drive your teen home if they’ve been drinking to stop them from being tempted to drive impaired. ◆ Gearing up: The type of car your teen learns to drive on can make a big difference. It’s best to learn how to drive on a vehicle that’s a manageable size and has good visibility. Stick to an automatic transmission until your teen has mastered the basics. A great way to help build your teen’s confidence is to start out on roads with less traffic and avoid rush hour congestion. As a final bonus tip, if you’re letting your teen drive your car, don’t forget to check that you have the right insurance coverage for that kind of use. If your vehicle is rated in an experienced rate class (all drivers in a household with at least 10 years’ driving experience), then the rate class will need to be changed. Visit www.icbc.com for more tips.
Sluggish car? Could be a filter
A sluggish car could mean any number of things, each of which could be expensive. But drivers often overlook an inexpensive part of the car’s mechanics that can be contributing to slower acceleration and overconsumption of fuel: the air filter. A vehicle has air filters and fuel filters that help to remove impurities and promote better engine performance. Over time, these filters can become clogged with grime and debris. Experts say that thoroughly maintaining air filters is one of the single most inexpensive and effective ways to improve overall vehicle performance. Changing a car’s filters on a regular basis can have a significant impact on engine life. Many oil change shops will offer to change an air filter at an additional charge.
For vehicle owners who want to tackle the job on their own, replacing an air filter is a relatively easy procedure. The air filter is generally housed in a large, plastic black box under the hood. The box cover is often held in place with large metal clips or screws, so a screwdriver is essential. Once the box is located, open it up to reveal the filter. Inside the filter is often white, bright yellow, orange or red. Remove the grimy filter and set aside. (Older cars may have a doughnut-shaped air filter housed in a round box). Place the new filter in the chamber and reseal the clips or screws on the cover. Give the car a test spin to ensure the filter is working as it should. A driver may notice improved pickup.
Burnaby resident wins Toyota Venza in Test Drive to Win contest “We are absolutely thrilled that one of our Burnaby customers won Pagnan was the big winner in the Toyota Venza,” said Jeff Polo, the recently completed Toyota sales manager for Test Drive to Win contest. For the Destination Toyota Burnaby. “Conmonth of August, all nie and her family have been part customers who went to a Canaof the Toyota family for many dian Toyota dealership and took years and it’s great for her to win. a test drive in any model from Toyota’s great line-up of new cars, She took trucks and SUVs, received a scratch possession of the car in card with a unique PIN code. Using September and she gave it to her daughter.” Polo said the Test Drive that code, the customer would to Win promotion was very sucthen enter the contest online, cessful, and while many Destinaand in September, Toyota Canada tion Toyota customers entered the awarded these prizes: draw, they only had one winner, • 10 2010 Toyota Venza models albeit for the biggest and best • 5 Yamaha ATVs; prize. “We appreciate all our • 20 50-inch Panasonic HDTV sets; customers for choosing to give us • 5,000 pairs of movie tickets a chance to service their car needs Pagnan, a regular service at Destination Toyota,” said Polo. customer at Destination “We appreciate the loyalty and Toyota Burnaby, at 4278 Lougheed we’re very happy one of our loyal Hwy., entered with her code and customers won this great prize.” last month, was drawn as the B.C. For more information visit www.destinationtoyota.ca. winner of the Toyota Venza. Burnaby resident Connie
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16 Adapted Weight Training, Edmonds Community Centre for 55+, 1 to 2 p.m. Four sessions, running on consecutive Saturdays. $21.60. Barcode: 225616. A Cultural Heritage of Bengal, celebrating Durga Puja, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Vedic Hindu Temple at 3885 Albert St. Human Rights of North Korea, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Burnaby Village Museum, second floor, 6501 Deer Lake Ave. Event includes screening of documentary, Hiding, followed by an open discussion. Info: Helen Chang, 778-8373800 or email@example.com. Volkssport Club 5K or 10K walk in Deer Lake Park, free for new participants. Info: Verni 604-682-8390. Until Your Heart’s Content charity fashion show, 7 p.m., Executive Inn, 4201 Lougheed Hwy. Fundraiser for Shelley’s Angels Society to help those who can’t afford eating disorder treatment. Tickets $20 by calling 604-552-4363 or www. shelleysangels.org.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17 SFU Philosophers’ Café, Eat, Love, Pray: Does reaching spiritual and personal awareness assist you in finding true love? La Fontana Caffe, 101 - 3701 E. Hastings St., 7 p.m., Admission $5, all welcome, registration not required. Burnaby Horsemen’s Association, offers a junior stable management program for kids age seven to 10. Introductory course to be held at Burnaby Equestrian
Centre at 9080 Avalon Ave. covers topics such as safety, anatomy, feeding and grooming. Program runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Info: 604-421-6681, www.burnabyhorsemens association.com or Rhonda Ennis at rraine24@hotmail. com or 604-836-7657. A Cultural Heritage of Bengal, celebrating Durga Puja, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Vedic Hindu Temple at 3885 Albert St. Kidstuff Only Swapmeet, Bonsor Recreation Complex, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 70 tables with the best deals in town. Free admission.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 18 Confederation Seniors Centre, Monday evening dance. Enjoy an evening of dance, great company and intermission treats. Band: G7. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. $5 members or $6 guests. Bonsor Seniors Centre, drop-in health clinic: Drop in and get your blood pressure checked, weight monitored and more health info. 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. SFU Philosophers Café, The Rise of Participatory Democracy, 7 p.m., Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. $5 admission.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19 Books and Beyond - Writing for Page and Screen, 7 p.m., McGill branch, Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20 Hawaiian Dessert Party, United Church Women of South Burnaby, 7591 Gray
Ave. 6:30 p.m. Fundraiser for the outreach program of the UCW. Featuring the Kauahani School of Polynesian Dance. Info: 604-434-8323 or Lorraine 604-433-4302.
apples, jams, jellies, preserves, baking, crafts, jewellery, meat draw and much more. $3.50 lunch includes soup, sandwich, pastry and beverage.
Digestion, Mercury and your Health. Seminar by Dr. Jonn Matesn, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Firefighters Banquet Hall, 6515 Bonsor Ave. Tickets $15 advance. $20 at the door. Info: www.hans.org or 604435-0512.
Garage sale, South Burnaby United Church, 7591 Gray Ave. 9 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by As One That Serves men’s club. Proceeds to worhty charitable causes.
Speakeasy Toastmasters Open House, 6 to 8 p.m., Brian Canfield Centre (Telus headquarters), fourth floor auditorium, 3777 Kingsway, Guest speaker Gene Vickers. Info: www.speakeasytm.ca.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21 South Burnaby United Church thrift shop sale, Corner of Rumble and Gray. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Clothing, housewares, books, toys and more. Donations welcome. Edmonds Centre Health Watch, 10 to 11:45 a.m., drop-in blood pressure, height and weight monitoring, health info and consultation, massage and socializing. Librarians’ Choice: Fall into Books, 7 p.m., McGill branch, Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St. Bonsor Singalong, includes instrument playing, dancing and refreshments. No fee. Held at Bonsor Recreation Complex, 1 to 3 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23 CWL Bazaar, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 6610 Balmoral St. Country store theme. Come for fresh-picked Okanagan
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24 Bottle and penny drive, in support of Small Animal Rescue Society of B.C., accepting donations of returnable bottles and cans, pennies or other change, plus Canadian Tire money, at the Bottle Depot, 6893 Hastings St. Arrangements can be made for pickup or drop-off on another day. E-mail info@ smallanimalrescue.org. Burnaby Horsemen’s Association, offers a junior stable management program for kids age seven to 10. Introductory course to be held at Burnaby Equestrian Centre at 9080 Avalon Ave. covers topics such as safety, anatomy, feeding and grooming. Program runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Info: 604-421-6681, www.burnabyhorsemens association.com or Rhonda Ennis at rraine24@hotmail. com or 604-836-7657. Confederation Seniors Centre Celebration Tea, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Harvest-themed afternoon including Deanna and Ian of the Vaudevillians. Members $4.76 plus tax, guests $5.71 plus tax.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 25 Buddhism: A Philosophy
for Living, free seminar at 7 p.m. Cameron Recreation Complex. Info: www.sgo.org.
Brenda at 604-309-0610 or email brenda@brenda blackburn.com.
Confederation Seniors Centre, Monday evening dance. Enjoy an evening of dance, great company and intermission treats. Band: G7. 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. $5 members or $6 guests.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27
Bonsor Seniors Centre, drop-in health clinic: Drop in and get your blood pressure checked, weight monitored and more health info. 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Drop-in flu clinic, Get your flu shot (some peple are eligible for free shots). Cameron Recreation Centre, 9523 Cameron St. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: www.immunizebc.ca or call 604-421-5225.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26 Beeswax Candlemaking Workshop, Edmonds Community Centre for 55+, 10 a.m. to noon. Pour moulded candles or observe the candlemaking process. Each participant receives two tea lights, one votive and one floating candle. Supply fee included. No refunds after Oct. 14. $11 for members, $13.75 for non-members. Barcode: 227658 Mini bus trip, to the West Coast Chocolate Festival in Coquitlam. Edmonds Community Centre for 55+, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. $52.66 for members, $65.82 for nonmembers. Barcode: 226603 Deep Vein Thrombosis, support group of the Lower Mainland meeting. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in McGill branch of Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St. To register, call
Burnaby Hospital Auxiliary collectibles sale, held at Burnaby Hospital cafeteria, 3935 Kincaid St. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Antiques, collectibles, old and new on sale. All proceeds to Burnaby Hospital. Info: Gary 604-434-6959.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28 South Burnaby United Church thrift shop sale, Corner of Rumble and Gray. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Clothing, housewares, books, toys and more. Donations welcome. Edmonds Centre Health Watch, 10 to 11:45 a.m., drop-in blood pressure, height and weight monitoring, health info and consultation, massage and socializing. Burnaby Business Women – One-to-one, dinner and speaker, ABC Country Restaurant meeting room, 6500 E. Hastings St. Guest speaker: Stacy Ashton, executive director, Community Volunteer Connections. Guests $24, members $21, annual dues $40. Reserve in advance, pay at the door. RSVP to Sharon 604-434-7221 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 NFB Film Club – Reel Injun, 7 p.m. free screening, McGill branch, Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St. Send non-profit event listings to email@example.com or fax to 604-444-3460. Allow at least three weeks’ notice.
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Lunge for better legs KEEPING FIT
unges are easy to incorporate into your workout routines because there are many variations, from stationary lunges to walking and jump lunges. The great thing about lunges is that you do not need to be a gym buff to be able to do them. They can be used as a toning exercise for beginners. However, if you are an athlete there are also sport-specific variations designed to increase your speed and power. When performing lunges, it is important to keep your head up and back straight. Leaning forward may cause you to lose your balance and will increase the stress on your back and knees. Step out with one leg forward, dropping the back leg toward the floor by bending your knee. It is key that your front knee does not go past the front toe; the position of the lunge is achieved when
your front thigh is parallel to the floor. Using your buttocks and quadriceps to push yourself up, push back up with your front leg to the starting position: legs shoulder width apart, with approximately 60 to 90 centimetres in between your front and back leg. Complete this several times on each leg, staying within your comfort level. All of the variations of the lunge spring from the basic positioning of the stationary lunge. The walking lunge involves walking forward, using the lunge as your stride. The jump lunge is a lunge you simply jump into; the jump lunge is also great for adding a bit of a cardio component to the basic lunge. For more variation, alternate lunges involve alternating between each leg; one lunge on one leg, alternated with one lunge on the other. In comparison to the walking lunge, this one is done in place, alternating between each leg for the set. The most challenging of the lunges is the footup lunge, and it requires a little more technique than the stationary and walking lunges. For the foot-up lunge, elevate your back foot on a step and
lunge on your front leg. This increases the balance requirement for the lunge and forces the front leg to bear almost all of your body weight. Aside from the numerous variations that the lunge offers, another advantage of lunges is that you do not need to use as heavy weights, should you decide to integrate weights into your lunges for a greater challenge. The reduced weight also makes lunges an easier exercise on your body, specifically your back. However, if you have any back issues, it is even more important to keep good form. Watching yourself in a mirror is a great way to catch yourself for poor form. Lunges are a really versatile exercise and leave a lot of room for you to progress. Starting off with simple lunges and progressing to more challenging lunges, such as the foot-up lunge, is optimal for progressing to a higher level. Adding a medicine ball, rubber exercise band, dumbbells or barbells can really kick up the lunge to the next level. Shaun Karp is a certified personal trainer. Call 604-4207800 or see www.karpfitness. com.
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 18
Expressive Quartet Diaconu Family Art Show, Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave. Info: 604-298-7322.
Winnebago Man, part of the Black box film series, 7 p.m. in the Studio Theatre at the Shadbolt Centre, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Presented in partnership with Film Circuit.
OCTOBER 21 TO NOVEMBER 13 Doubt, presented by the Vagabond Players. The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by John Patrick Shanley, directed by Judi Price, at the Bernie Legge Theatre, Queen’s Park, New Westminster. Thursday to Saturday, 8 p.m. Sunday matinee 2 p.m. Tickets $5 to $15. Info: www.vagabondplayers. ca, firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-521-0412.
TO OCTOBER 24 Linocuts by Raymond Verdaguer: The New York Times Commissions, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Free admission.
TO NOVEMBER 21 The Intertidal Zone: Prints by Doug Guildford, at the Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave. Info: www. burnabyartgallery.ca or call 604-297-4422.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19 Kate Braid and Clyde Reed, at Spoken Ink open mic night, La Fontana Caffe, 101 - 3701 E. Hastings St., 7:30 p.m. Info: www.BurnabyWritersNews. blogspot.com or e-mail email@example.com.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22 Jackie Tree Horn, 10 p.m. at the Great Bear Pub, 5665 Kingsway. Info: 604-433-8942. The Young Executives, performing at the Scala Lounge in the Grand Villa Casino, 4331 Dominion St. from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. This local band covers a range of music from the ‘60s to today, including songs from Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Kings of Leon and Lady Gaga. No cover charge.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23
The Young Executives, performing at the Scala Lounge in the Grand Villa Casino, 4331 Dominion St. from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. This local band covers a range of music from the ‘60s to today, including songs from Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Kings of Leon and Lady Gaga. No cover charge.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28 Dreams: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute, 7 to 10 p.m., Tickets $37.50 plus service charges, available at casino guest services and online at www.ticketweb.ca. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. in the Scala Lounge.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29 Sakura Songs; The Music of Leslie Uyeda, 8 p.m. Music performed by Rachel Iwaasa on the piano, Heather Pawsey (soprano), Kathryn Cernauskas (flute/bamboo flute) and Sue Round (cello). $15 general, $12 for members and seniors. National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cresc. Info: www.nikkeiplace.org.
Hey Stewey, performing at the Scala Lounge in the Grand Villa Casino, 4331 Dominion St. from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. This local band offers a unique and refreshing style of classic, modern and contemporary rock. Free, no cover charge. Alma Nine, 10 p.m. at the Great Bear Pub, 5665 Kingsway. Info: 604-433-8942.
ONGOING Heritage Life Drawing Society, meets for three hours every Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Dance With Me studio at 535 Front St., New Westminster. Cost is $12 to cover live model and rental space. Please bring own supplies, artists of all levels welcome. Info: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Gillian Wright at 604-5240638. Amabilis Singers, of New Westminster seeking former choir members to take part in a gala 30th anniversary Christmas concert on Saturday, Dec. 11. Interested alumni should contact the choir by Oct. 31. Info: www.
amabilissingers.org or e-mail email@example.com. Burnaby Writers’ Society, meets on the second Thursday of each month from September to June, at Shadbolt Centre. New members and drop-in visitors welcome. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org. Melodious Mandolins, rehearse Wednesday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. in Burnaby, off Canada Way. The group performs two to four times a month for residents of care facilities, mostly old-time tunes and folk songs from around the world. If you play guitar, bass viol (own instrument not required) or mandolin, call Cathy at 604-433-2762 for details and exact location. Write From the Heart, with Ruth Kozak, regular drop-in sessions on Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon at Waves Coffee Shop, back room, 715 Columbia St. (at Begbie), $5 per drop-in. Contact Ruth Kozak, ruthaki1@shaw. ca, 604-254-9711; or Franci Louann, email@example.com, 604-522-7613. Cameron Senior Choir, seeks enthusiastic singers to join
every Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Cameron Recreation Complex, 9534 Cameron St. Info: 604-421-5225 or 604-4206478. Burnaby Artists’ Guild, welcomes new members interested in painting, for beginners and established painters. Meetings held Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Info: Judy Smith, 604-682-6720. Richard Major Art Group, welcomes new members who are interested in painting, with meetings Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Shadbolt Centre, for beginners and experienced painters working in all media. Info: Tellma: 604-299-4053, or Pat, 604-434-3797. Burnaby Hospital Pacemakers Choir, looking for sopranos and altos. Rehearsals Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m. Call 604-298-4843 or 604-4349737. Do you have updated information for an ongoing listing? Send updates and new listings to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 604-444-3460.
TO NOVEMBER 27 Kizuna: Connecting through Generations exhibit, featuring contemporary artists Mark Takeshi McGregor, Greg Masuda, Natalie Purschwitz and Miyuki Shinkai. National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cres. Gallery hours 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., admission by donation. Info: www.nikkeiplace.org.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16 Clark and I Somewhere in Connecticut, at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 8 p.m. Info: www.shadboltcentre. com. Tickets: 604-205-3000. YVR Band, performing at the Scala Lounge in the Grand Villa Casino, 4331 Dominion St. from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. This local band covers a 50-yearspan of top music, from ‘50s rock to R&B to Motown to classic rock and even classic AC/DC. Free, no cover charge.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17 Doug Guildford exhibit: Printmaking Drawn Monotypes, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Burnaby Art Gallery. Clef Society of Burnaby monthly concert, 2 p.m. in room 103 of the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Free to members, $10 for non-members. Featured performers are the UBC Opera Ensemble, performing arias and duets from Don Giovanni.
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Died suddenly at home in New Westminster on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. Known as Trudy by her many B.C. friends, but grew up as Gertrude in Oshawa, ON., one of ﬁve siblings. Trained in Ottawa as a Registered Laboratory Technologist, specializing in Haematology and Microbiology, Gertrude’s career took her to Syracuse, N.Y., Bermuda, and New Westminster where she worked as microbiologist at the Royal Columbian Hospital from 1953 until her retirement in 1989. Gertrude was loved by all who knew her. Her great loves were nature and animals, art and music. She travelled to many parts of the world on birding or cultural trips and also had fun on wilderness canoe trips with Ontario siblings. She was a long-time volunteer with Orphaned Wildlife, and worked to support causes related to animals and the environment. Gertrude’s joy in her seven successive “pooches” cannot be overlooked. She served on the Arts Council and was herself a painter. She played viola for many years with the Elgar Strings and the New Westminster Symphony, also serving on the Board of Directors. She also quietly supported upcoming musicians. Gertrude’s long phone visits will be sorely missed by her siblings: Ruth Jones (Johnnie,deceased) Richmond, B.C., Bett Warnica (Jim), Oshawa ON, Dave Moore (June), St. Catharines ON, and Mary Buck (Bob) Mississauga ON. Loved by nieces and nephews Olwen, Leslie, Wayne, Richard (deceased), David, Gwen and Bruce, as well as many great-nieces and nephews. A celebration of Gertrude’s life will be held on October 18th, 7 - 9 pm at the Glenbrook Park Amenities Building in New Westminster and her ashes will be interred in Oshawa, ON. Her family thanks Trudy’s friends and neighbours for their kind help over the last few years. If desired, donations could be made to Orphaned Wildlife, or the New Westminster Symphony, or a charity of your choice.
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This part time position works (4) four hours a day Monday-Friday providing assistance to a visually impaired Elementary school student by transcribing and interpreting educational material from print or oral to Braille. Candidates must possess a certificate from a Special Educational Assistant program from a recognized institute and have successfully completed the CNIB Braillist Transcriber’s Certificate course and the CNIB Nemeth Braille Transcriber’s Certificate. The ability to use a Perkins braillewriter with speed and accuracy is required. Rate of Pay: $25.11 per hour plus benefits. Competition # E-EAB-001-10-02.
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This is an on-call position working in the StrongStart early learning centers to provide school-based early learning programs for children younger than school age who are accompanied by a parent or caregiver. The centers are designed to support the success of students when they enter Kindergarten. Candidates must possess a current ECE licence to practice and at least one year of experience working with children 0-6 years of age. Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working with parent/adults in a facilitator role are also required. First Aid and Food safe certificates would be an asset. Rate of Pay: $24.93, which includes 4% holiday pay. Competition # E-ELPF-001-10-02. Please submit a completed application form, quoting the appropriate competition number, by 4:00 p.m. Friday, October 29th, 2010 to: Personnel Services, Richmond School Board, 7811 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC, V6Y 3E3. Applications are available at the school board office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. If you have submitted an application within the past six months, you need not apply. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but only those being considered for interviews will be contacted. For more information regarding the Richmond School District please visit www.sd38.bc.ca
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Whenever we say ‘yes’ to one thing, we are saying ‘no’ to something else. When exploring and committing to a career change, sacrifices are necessary. It takes time, energy and money to investigate, develop and secure a career that will ultimately provide you with the time, energy and money that you desire. The average person will spend approximately 45 years of their life involved in the world of work. This breaks down to approximately 40 hours a week, 8 hours a day. And this is a conservative figure when you factor in overtime, commuting time, and the energy you spend thinking about work-related things, even when you’re not there. A huge portion of life is devoted to work. If you are experiencing intellectual, creative, social or physical satisfaction in your work, then it will be a huge joy. If you are experiencing very little satisfaction, or if it’s depleting you of your own humanness, then it will be a huge burden. I believe that life is too precious and too short to tolerate a painful situation, not when there are alternatives you can access. Yes, the process of making a career change can take considerable time, energy and money, (trust me, I know, I’ve made several career changes in my life), but you need to see this process as an investment toward your daily, as well as long term peace and happiness. It takes courage, commitment and a positive attitude to pursue a career path that can bring you closer to what you really want. It means saying ‘no’ to what’s contributing to your discontent and saying ‘yes’ to doing whatever it takes to acquire something meaningful, powerful and gratifying for you and your life! If you are ready to say ‘yes’ to changing careers call 604-434-1177 and sign up for an information session about the Transitions Program. Our government funded (no fee) three-week career exploration program is available to anyone who is unemployed or under employed and eligible to work in Canada.
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Acme Analytical Laboratories (Vancouver), a premier BC mining laboratory, is looking to fill various Laboratory Assistant positions in Vancouver. Must be able to handle up to 40 lbs as some heavy manual labor may be required. Experience in a lab environment an asset but training will be provided. Starting wage of approximately $12 (combination of base hourly rate and daily production bonus). Detailed descriptions of the various positions are available on Acme’s website:
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BC REPTILE Club Show & Sale Sat Oct 30 • 10 am to 5 pm and Sun Oct 31 • 10 am to 4pm Abbotsford Exhibition Park 32470 Haida Drive, Cadet Building Abbotsford B.C Admission : Adults $4 , Kids $2 , Children under 5 Free ; Family Pass $10.00 (2 adults up to 3 kids) For more info visit us at www.bcreptileclub.com 1-604-392-5715
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Tim Stephens' Astral Reﬂections Aries March 21 - April 19: Try to seal any deals, sign agreements, bid for opportunities, schedule/plan a ﬁrst meeting, or bump into that attractive stranger. Remain diplomatic, accent the needs and desires of others. Your secret, intimate side has been ‘awake’ for some weeks now; a powerful sexual liaison could occur – be honest, ethical. Make sure both parties are free to love. In practical or business links, proﬁt awaits – and you have ‘the edge.’ Be social, ﬂirty Sunday. Retreat, plan and deal with agencies Monday/Tuesday: lucky results!t You shine, energy rises Wednesday onward: step lightly, carefully! Taurus April 20-May 20: Relationship, relocation, contract, negotiation and similar opportunities continue. So far, every opportunity has contained a ﬂaw, restriction or ‘attached burden.’ But from October 28 onward (into early next January) opportunities will tend not to have a ‘catch.’ Contemplate this before you jump on anything this week or early next. Waiting could be lucky! Use this week to clean up chores. Sunday accents your duties, prestige. Happiness, friends, optimism shine on you Monday/Tuesday. Rest, plan WednesdayFriday. Your energy returns Saturday: so does fresh air, new excitement! Gemini May 21-June 20: It’s your last week of romance, creative urges and speculative success, so pursue these. Pleasure is necessary: it re-invigorates us so we can face, succeed in, chores and drudgery (which will return this Saturday onward). Yes, your ‘romantic month’ so far hasn’t been free of health and work frustrations, and I can’t promise these are over. To some degree, it will be 2011 before your wishes can comettrue, or unalloyed happiness revisit. Before this ‘happiness period’ starts, there is one last duty, career effort or ‘status change’ you must engage in – these shine with luck Monday/Tuesday!
Cancer June 21-July 22: This week, add one last brick to your security ediﬁce. E.g., make a retirement fund contribution, repair the house, adjust a child’s direction, or simply get the winter larder stocked. (Apologies to southern hemi readers.) Next week, October’s slowly, quietly swelling romantic, creative, and pleasure trend will break into full bloom. Put your house in order before then. Sunday’s for mysteries, intimacies, ﬁnances. Wisdom, empathy arrive Monday/Tuesday. Be ambitious Wednesday to Friday, but be careful also: opposition lurks. Happiness and social delights arrive Friday night, Saturday! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The emphasis continues on communications, details, paperwork, errands, and casual acquaintances. Perform necessary tasks here quickly, now – Saturday will bring a month of domestic interests, and a sluggish ‘hibernation’ mood. You’ve already had a good taste of these domestic, homeoriented themes during September/October, but next week they will burgeon into full-ﬂedged concerns, projects. Meanwhile, Sunday’s for relationships. Mysteries, successful intimate and ﬁnancial actions ﬁll Monday/Tuesday. Do your research: lucky discoveries await! Be wise Wednesday-Friday: dishonesty loses! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Continue to chase money, pay bills, search for viable smaller purchases. (Beware investments.) Enjoy and use the relative calm of this week – Saturday will begin a month of hectic (though happy) rushing. Tackle chores Sunday morning. Exciting meetings, lucky relationships and very valid opportunities arise Sunday night through Tuesday. Your investment, debt, intimate, sexual, lifestyle, health and subconscious zones come to the fore Wednesday to Friday. Take care here. Impulse might reward you Wednesday, but it sure won’t Thursday. Wisdom, gentle, mental love, travel Saturday.
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness remain high. Your money/earnings luck is also good, through early January. Plan ahead – from next week through November you can capitalize on an old (or build a new) earnings project, especially if a partner is involved. (An old project/idea is better than a new.) Sunday morning’s for romance or a creative, sports, speculative or pleasure venture. Tackle chores this night to Tuesday – luck’s high, you could expand your employment or ﬁnd another way to increase your income. Relationships excite yet have built-in obstacles Wednesday-Friday. Saturday’s sexy. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: It’s your last week of weariness, Scorpio. Saturday will bring a month of rising energy,charisma and effectiveness.Meanwhile, rest deeply (especially Sunday) contemplate and plan your future actions. Wrap up your dealings with government agencies or institutions. Expect creative, romantic or speculative luck Monday/Tuesday. But tackle chores Wednesday to Friday – carefully, and loyally. (Harmless ‘time off’ or a sensual temptation can dent your reputation.) Relationships, exciting meetings arrive Friday night, Saturday, just as a month of success and new starts arrives! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Enjoy this last week of celebration, wish fulﬁllment (and new wishes) optimism, popularity, ﬂirtations and social delights – Saturday will bring a month of quietude and retreat. Run errands Sunday morning. Luck aids your efforts on domestic, real estate, security and ‘mother nature’ (e.g., gardening) fronts Monday/ Tuesday. Family members say/do things that bring you a glow of quiet joy. Chase romance, a gamble, sports or pleasure Wednesday to Friday – but carefully: illusion’s on one side, hard reality on the other. Tackle important chores Saturday.
Oct. 17 - Oct. 23 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Remain ambitious. Work hard, show your talents to VIPs, push projects ahead. But sense a subtle change: future weeks will shunt your most effective efforts from straight-ahead work, to the social level. Schmoozing, networking, will reward.That starts Saturday. Before then, Sunday morning brings money luck (more valuably, money dreams/ideas). Run errands, communicate, handle details and paperwork Monday/Tuesday. Security, home, business foundations grab your attention Wednesday to Friday – proceed steadily, cautiously. Romance, pleasure surge Friday night, Saturday! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Your sweet, understanding mood continues. You’re dreamy, inspired – and charismatic – Sunday morning. Your money luck shines this night through Tuesday. Chase it, buy/sell, seek agreements, ask for a raise, etc. Affections might ‘build’ with a business or career contact. The future draws you Wednesday to Friday – your popularity and optimism soar! Seek entertainment, join a group, have fun. But take care, too: if you enjoy yourself too much, a boss or parent grows suspicious. A friend who ﬂirts might have a cruel game in mind. Be a home-body Saturday: rest, putter, repair. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: This is your last week of mystery and secrecy, Pisces. Saturday will bring a month of enlightenment,understanding and compatible minds. You’ll tell the world what you know. But ﬁrst, this week: Research, rest, remain in the background Sunday. This night through Tuesday raises your energy, charisma and effectiveness – jump into a lucky investment, debt-reduction, health, lifestyle, research, or intimate project. (Intimate project? Pregnancy, for instance.) Anything that will effect a beneﬁcial (and the deeper the better) change in your life. Money caution Wednesday-Friday! Errands Saturday. email@example.com • Reading: 416-686-5014
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BBY. BRENTWOOD GATE. NEW, top flr, low rise, Deluxe, 1 BR & Den, 6 appls, prkg, storage. Now. $1195/mo. NS/NP. Please contact Sanj 604-779-9490
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FOR SALE Country Retirement Home on 1.68 acres, Chilcotin Propertyguys.com ID#68108 1-250-394-4245
545 Rochester Ave, Coq
Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation. office: 604 936-3907
329 SHERBROOKE SHERBROOKE ST. 329 ST. NEW WESTMINSTER WESTMINSTER NEW
CALL Bach.,FOR 1 &A VIEWING 2 Bdrm. TODAY! Suites 1 Bedrooms from $870 Heat/Water included, Water & heatavail. included. parking Close to skytrain, No smoking, no pets. shopping just a walk away. CloseSmall to Royal Columbian pet okay. bus/skytrain. “O”Hospital, Security Deposit. Call for details.
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BBY LGHEED Mall, 1 BR View, 8th flr, storage, Indoor Pool, Gym. $975 incls utls. 604-944-8881 BBY METROTOWN 1 & 2 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-788-1867 BBY METROTOWN 1 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. $775 Inc heat/hot water. 778-994-2334 BBY METROTOWN 1 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-323-0237 BBY METROTOWN 1 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-323-0237
Bby N. Nice 1 BR, quiet. $675 incl heat & h/w, hyrdo, prkg. By bus. Av Nov 1. NS/NP. 604-205-9409
BUILDING LOT, New West. 33’ x 130’. $75,000 in services paid! No HST! 4,240 total sq. feet. Priced to sell! $321,000. 604-726-0677
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$750/M BRGHT 1BR in Cntrl Cqtlm new home, incl. insuite wsh/dry intrnt cbl alrm full bath & kitch Near transit gym pool library 604-780-8873 available Oct 15 MINT COND! Sth Slope. 2 bdrms, 2 bath, gran, steel appl, w/d, fp & balc! Nr trails, Edmonds skytrn, shops, playgrounds, schools. $1300/mo. 604-524-5426 N BURNABY, 1 BR bsmt $875 incl, sh’d ldry, priv ent /prkg/view deck, net, nr transit. ns/np. avail immediately 604-298-8182
401 Westview St, Coq Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.
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BBY S. 1 BR. $710 - $730, Tile, laminate, ug prkg, hw, WiFi, cat ok, Metrotown, 604-818-1129
NEW WEST. Reno’d 1 BR New Appl’s etc. No Pets, From $745 inc. HT/HW 604-724-8353
COQ. 1 BR, $750. 3 BR, $1050. Now/Nov 1, Incl d/w, ht, 778-990-7079, 604-521-8249
POCO, GATES Park. Brand new 2 BR, 2 bath, 5 ss appls, f/p, 2 secd prkg. NS/NP. 604-726-8656
COQ 1 BR grnd flr apt, priv patio in quiet bldg, Blue Mnt Park area, $780. Nov 1 or 15. 604-619-3444 COQ AUSTIN & BLUE MTN. 2 BR, $820, Avail Nov 1, incl h/w, Bldg w/d. 778-865-6696
COQ. Live on the 30th floor of a new luxury 2 BR condo at Grand Central bldg, across from Coq Centre. 2 f/baths, 2 balcs, in-suite laundry. Beautiful city view! Near public transit. U/grd prkg, storage, 6 SS applis, full amen. Immed. $1,800/mo. Ns/np. 604-552-4443
PORT MOODY, Newport Village. 2 BR + den, concrete bldg, 2 full baths. F/p, in-suite w/d, h/wd flrs, granite counters, S.S. applis, 2 u/grd prkg, gym. Ocean & mountain view! $1,850/mo + util. Avail immed or Nov 1st. 604-469-9261
PT MDY. New 2 BR, 2 baths (1 with jacuzzi). Gas f/p, SS fridge, in-suite laundry, granite counters, alarm, u/grd prkg, storage. $1400/mo incl heat & h/w. Ns/np. Immed. Nr W.C.E. 604-255-0481
Extra Large 2 Bedrooms. Close to Lougheed Mall & S.F.U.
RIVER VIEW, 2 BR, 1200 sf Condo, New West Quay, N/s, N/p, Nov 1, $1350. 604-628-0262
552 Dansey Ave, Coq
office: 604 939-4903 cell: 778-229-1358
BURNABY CENTRE Metrotown Area - Bby
Updated Studio & 1 BR Apts. Rental Incentives Offered. Rent includes heat and hot water.
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CALYPSO COURT 1030 - 5th Ave, New West Near Transportation & Douglas College. Well Managed Building.
office: 604 524-8174 cell: 604 813-8789 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
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
700 PARK CRESCENT
COQ/BBY, CORA Towers. 1000+sf, 2 BR, 2bth, appls, Gym, Media, 2 sec prkg. Near SFU/ skytrain. $1595 incls ht/hot water N/S. Sm pet negot. 604-787-1413 NEW WEST, 6 St/3 Ave. New 1 BR + Den, f/bath, balc, 7 appl, f/p, 2 prkg. Nr Skytrain. Ns/Np. $1200/mo. Nov 1. 604-880-6823
KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.
office: 604 937-7343 cell: 778 848-5993
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FALL SPECIALS Rent prices slashed. Largest Apts in New West. Rents starting $795 for Oct!
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St Andrews Street 1 BR Apt, Large balcony, updated, nr transit & amens. Avail immed or Nov 1, small pet ok with pet deposit.
Call 604-540-9300 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
1 BDRM’s Avail.
Adult friendly building. Inste laundry, visual intercom, gated parking. Near shops & bus. No pets. Includes hotwater & storage.
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
Family Living WHITGIFT GARDENS 1 BR, (80% adult bldg), $750. 2 BR fr $925. 3 BR fr $1100. ● Spacious apartments ● Heat, h/w, prkg, indoor pool ● Ball court, daycare avail. ● Near Skytrain, shopping & kids park. Sorry no pets.
SRY, Scott Rd/69 Ave. 2 BR + den, 2 full baths, f/p, 5 appl, u/grd prkg. 1,000 sf. Ns/np. $1,100/mo. Immed. Near bus. 604-418-6486
MONTECITO TOWERS 99-7360 Halifax St, Bby Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR
604 420-5636 www.montecitotowers.com
220 - 7th St, New West 1 BR, $700. Rent includes heat & hot water, reno’d suites with big patios. By shops, banks, Skytrain & college. U/grd parking available. Call 604-519-1382 Managed by Colliers International
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 Bayside Property Services Ltd.
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SILVER STAR APTS 6425 Silver Ave. Bby. Across St from Metrotown & skytrain, clean, quiet, near bus & shops, 1br $825 heat hw incld, ns, np, 1 yr lease Dorset Rlty.. John 604-439-9602
NWest Sapperton Terrace Co-op. 2 BR Garden Apt. Cls to RCH, rent $815/mo incl inste w/d + more, share purchase $1500. Avail Dec 1st. For application form send S.A.S.E to: Sapperton Terrace Housing Co-op 318 Ward St. New West, BC V3L 5P3
Duplexes - Rent
BBY HIGHGATE. New 2 BR gr lev dupl, 900sf, carport. NS/NP. $1100 negot. Now. 604-430-2710 COQ, MUNDY Park. lrg 2 BR, lower lvl, 5 appl, carport. $995 incl util. Ns/Np, Now. 604-291-2090
NEW WEST, Quay. 1,214 sf. 1 BR & den, 2 baths. Short term Nov 1st - Mar 31st. Ns/np. $1,600/mo incl util. 604-524-0804
Houses - Rent
BBY, NEAR Metrotown, BCIT, Skytrain & Hospital. 3 BR upper ste, large living room, & family room, 2 car garage, f/p, w/d, $1550 N/S & N/P. 604-438-0786
COQ, Blue Mtn / Como Lake. 3 BR, upper floor, 1.5 baths, 6 appl., big sundeck. $1,525/mo + 2⁄3 utils. Ns/np. Nr schools. 604-939-6077
COQ Charland, 5 BR, 2.5 bath, all appls, f’/bsmt, dbl garag. $2000. Av now. NS/NP. 604-936-9104
COQ Ctre, by schools, College, 5 BR, 2 baths, lrg yrd, storage, refs. $1700, avl immed. 604-939-0273 KANAKA RIDGE, 5Bd, 3.5 Bath, 4200 sqft, 2 Garage, Sep. base. suite, Avail. now, N/S, N/P, $2500+util. 604 722 9069 MRidge 21437 117Ave, 4BR incls inlaw glvl ste, all appl, ns, np, avail Now, $1700. 604-421-4052
ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES
POCO 4 BR, 2.5 baths house, 2600 sqft, newly reno’d, 2 car garage, priv lot, $2300. pets ok, Avail Nov 15. 604-809-4353
Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great view of River
QUEENSBOROUGH. 4 BR. $1150, 3 BR $850, whole house $1750, + utils, w/d, 604-515-7875, 778-829-7675
22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge
office: 604 463-0857 cell: 604 375-1768
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
Renovated high rise, concrete building. Penthouse, 1 BR & 2 BR available. Very close to Metrotown, Skytrain & Bonsor swimming pool. Rent includes heat, hot water. Reference required.
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SURREY/CITY CENTREQUATTRO - 13733 & 13789 107A New Junior 1 & 2 bdrm suites, all appliances, alarm, large patio, granite countertops, sec. prkg, storage&gym, short walk to sky train, shops & bus W&D Avail.Now $750 & up N/S N/P. Sutton Group Email: homesforlease@ shaw.ca for a full list of rentals available or call Cindy at 604-807-1105.
SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West
Hi-Rise Apartment with River View & Indoor Pool. 1 BR & 2 BR Available. Rent includes heat & hot water. Remodelled Building and Common area. Gated undergrd parking available. References required.
CALL 604 525-2122 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES
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SRY, Clayton Hills, 7150 - 182nd St. 3 BR rancher on 1/2 acre. 1000 sq ft. Huge workshop/garage with vaulted ceilings & electricity. Great for working on your cars or hobbies! $1,450/mo. Ns/ np. Immed. Joe, 604-721-5121 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M VANCOUVER - 558 Taylor St, 1 bdrm + den, 2 level TOWNHOME, nr GM Place & Costco…$1,288/M
Call (604)435-5555 or (604)786-4663
West Coquitlam 3 BR House, 1600 sf, 2 br up & 1 br down, hardwood floors, 2 full baths, 5 appls, big back yard. Close to School, transit & shopping. To view call Rob McKenzie 604 723-8215
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BBY, EAST. New hse, 3 BR, 2 livg rm, 2 bath, $1650. incls cbl & internet. Immed. 778-398-1111 BBY, Boundary/Hastings. Large, quiet 2 BR bsmt suite with vaulted ceilings. Sh’d laundry. $1,200/mo + utils. Incl cable/internet. Nr transit. Ns/Np. 604-788-9131
BBY, EAST. 2 BR bsmt suite. Ns/ np. $900/mo incl hydro. Immed. Nr bus & schools. 604-777-2038
BBY 2 BR & DEN g/lvl ste, $850 incls utils, n/s, n/p, shared w/d, Avail Now, 604-545-5275
BBY 2 Rm’s avail, w/b f/p, upper lvl, n/s, n/p, prof, $500 incls cbl, net, w/d, Immed. 604-283-4439
BBY, DEER Lake. 2 BR, grd/lvl. Sh’d w/d. Ns/np. Refs. $950/mo incls utils. Nov 1st. 604-298-9149
BBY, N. Bright & spac 1 BR. F/p. New lam. flrs. Ns/np. Sh’d w/d. Alarm. $750/mo incl hydro/cable & satelite tv. Now. 604-619-2717
BBY, N. 2 Room’s, priv ent, bath & kitch. Nr Lough Mall, SFU & Skytrain. $420 incl hydro/cbl/net, w/d, Ns/np. Nov 1. 604-438-7341
BBY Deer Lk/City Hall 1 BR ste avail Nov 1. $800 incls utls, cbl, net. N/S. Pet OK. 604-889-8529
BBY NORTH. Bright 1 BR, grnd/ lvl, priv entry, granite flrs, all appls., N/s, n/p. $850/mo incls utils. Avail immed. 604-299-2448
Coq./Poco/ Port Moody
POCO, Own BR / bath, Female only. $525 incls utls, W/D, share home. NS/NP. 778-216-1727
BBY, E. 13th Ave/4th St. 2 BR g/l. 1200 sf. Sh’d w/d, gas f/p, f/yrd. NS/NP. $875 + util. 604-290-2181
BBY SOUTH UPPER 2 BR + Den 2,000sf ste, W/D, D/W, lge deck, sec pkng. Nr bus/schls/5 mins to Metro Town. NS/NP. $1350 + 1/3 utils. Avail Nov 1. 604-728-0377
BBY EAST, 3 BR g/lvl ste, Brand New, nr bus, n/s, n/p, $1200 incls hydro & gas, Nov1. NS/NP. 604-512-8196 or 604-722-4142
COQ 3 BR upr, 2 f/bath, D/W, sh’d W/D, 1300sf, $1400 + 2/3 util. NS/ NP. 604 939-1116, 778-773-5977
BBY CAPTIAL Hill, 3 BR mn flr, 5 appls. $1250 incls utls, cbl/net. Nov 1. ns/np. Refs. 604-294-1487
BBY, METROTOWN. New 2 BR, f/bath. Sh’d w/d. Ns/np. $950/mo incl hydro. Immed. 604-377-8687
COQ CTR. Very clean, big 1 BR. Shared laundry. Ns/np. $750/mo incl utils/internet. Avail Nov 1, Nov 15th or Dec 1st. 604-464-1085
COQ BOOTH Av, Upper flr 3 BR, 5 appls, garage. Av now. $1500. N/S. Small pet ok. 778-388-2494
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* RENOS * Bsmt refinish * Drywall * Bath Tiles * Windows * Doors * Stairs. Call Norm 604-437-1470
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ALL ABOUT FLOORS Hardwood, Laminate. Free Estimates. Call Mo 778-789-4333 ALL NEW FLOORS. Hardwood, Laminate. Professional Installation and Refinishing.. 604-715-8455
COQ. RANCH Park, 2 BR bsmnt, N/s, N/p, priv ent & w/d, Nov 1, $1000 + shrd utils. 604-942-3686
COQ, REGAN. 2 BR, full bath, private W/D. Ns/np. $925/mo incl hydro. Avail now. 604-418-1548
COQ, WEST. Charming character home, 2 BR & den, main floor. Big private yard & patio. Jacuzzi tub. Near Skytrain. $1,150/mo + 2/3 util. Avail now. 604-931-4051 COQ. WW Plateau. 3 BR g/l, sep ent. Nr schl, golf, bus. Own W/D. $1050. 604-475-1844, 727-2935.
NEW WEST, 6th/16th. 1 BR. Ns/ np, no laundry. Suits 1. $650/mo incl hydro/cable. 604-520-6279
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POCO 1 BR gr lev ste, sh’d W/D, priv entry. NS/NP. Avail now. $650 incls utls. 778-216-1727 POCO Brand New Bach ste, sep entry, own W/D, suits 1, 685sf, NS/NP $725. Nov1 604-202-7588 POCO WARWICK. 3 BR upper ste, 5 appls, $1200 + 1/2 utls. 3 BR lower g/lev, 5 appls, $1100 + 1/2 utls. Avail now. 778-855-6963 PORT MOODY, 2 BR Upper ste. Near Old Town Centre. Newly reno’d. $750 + utls. Avail Nov 1. 604-218-7660 QUEENSBOROUGH. 1 BR. $550/mo incl util/sat tv. Immed. 604-515-7875 or 778-829-7675
SFU BSMT. 2 big bdrms,1 full bthrm. Full size in suite lndry. Close to transit, Lougheed mall. 5 min to SFU. Immed. $1100. No smoking, No pets 604-808-2274
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2 OR 3 Br independant ste or house for rent asap. 3 tennants, responsible, employed, $1200/mo max. Near transit. Please call after 5 604-818-5191
Wanted 2 BR Bsmt Suite in New West, for pensioner who has loud cockatoo, 778-858-1234
BBY 6994 Greenwood St, Brand New approx 1800sf Warehouse with finished office, 1 UNIT LEFT! Clean, large O/H door, 3 phase power, available Now. Call 604 929-9493 www.westrockproperty.com
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A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, garden, tree svcs. Pruning, yard clean-up, rubbish. 319-5302
• Retaining Walls • Patios • Walkways • Interlocking Paving Stones
Lawn & Garden • Clean-ups & Disposal, Gutters/Press Washing Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142
CHRIS SPRUSTON 604-908-1258
T. TRAN-604-723-2468, Pruning, trimming, topping, gardening, leaf and fall cleanup. Reliable.
Certiﬁed by The National Concrete Masonry Association
Moving & Storage
1 to 3 Men
1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From
Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance
FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount
AJK MOVING LTD. Moving • Storage • Deliveries Local & Long Distance Movers Residential • Commercial Industrial
Also Special Truck for Clean-Ups Garage • Basement • Backyard
Retaining walls, facing, cultured stone.
BE COOL! COLD FEET?
We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac
YARD CLEAN-UP, Trim/Prune hedges, rubbish removal, Free estimate. 604-710-9670
D & J GardenScape
M. RIDGE, Brand New, 1400sf, 3 BR, 5 appls, sec’d prkg, deck. Nov 1. $1500. N/S. Sm pet ok. 604-521-5299 or 604-802-4840
CONSTRUCTIVE landscaping.com decking, stone masonry, paving stones, bricks & blocks 604-250-7824... 980-8224
Free Est 604-779-6978
Full Seamless Gutter Installation/Repairs Sofﬁts All jobs Guaranteed. Fully insured/WCB covered Will beat any competitors price
AFFORDABLE MOVING Able Boys Landscaping Ltd. bobcat/lawn/cedar fence/paving stones, trim trees. 604-377-3107
S. BBY, Metrotown, 2 BR g/l ste, new home, W/D. $1200 incls utils, avail now. Refs. 604-518-1328
6605 NEW WEST, Westside. 2 BR, grd/lvl. Ns/np. Includes util/cable. Available now. 604-522-1896
To place your ad call
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
A1 Steve’s Gutter Cleaning & Repair from $98. Gutters vacuumed/hand clean. 604-524-0667
Artistry of Hardwood Floors
N. WEST 1 BR 19th St/Dublin, sh’d w/d, ns, np, $800 incl util., avail now, walk to skytrain, 604-219-9376
NEW WEST, Queensborough. 2 BR. $875/mo incl heat, hot water, & cable. Nov 1st. 604-765-7005
West Coast Cedar Installations
COQ, 3 br main flr house, dw, fp, $1300+60% utils, share wd, ns, np, avail Nov. 1, 604-808-4155
Talk to Someone You Trust.
CENTRAL AIR INSTALLED FURNACES CONDITIONING Sears also installs ROOFING, WINDOWS, WINDOW COVERINGS & CARPETING
604-299-5511 ext 213
24 HOURS 1-800-4-MY-HOME • (1-800-469-4663)
Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $50 ~ • Includes all Taxes • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers
A 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 AMI MOVING ★ 3-5 ton cube. Starting at $39/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620
TWO BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery. Local & Long Distance; Best Rate! Joseph 604-720-0931
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HOME SERVICES Painting/ Wallpaper
Good Day Painting Fully Insured, Quality Work, Res/Comm, No Payment till Job is Completed! Call Thomas 604 377-1338
TOP Painting & Pressure Wash Res/Comm. Best Rate / Free Est Top Quality! Joe 604-782-1377
8205 Kraft Painting & Decorating Residential, Commercial,Apartments
EXPERTS OF ALL ASPECTS OF PAINTING Brush
ALLEN Asphalt, concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187
RUDI 604-939-0697 or 778-838-2666
Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS
PRIMO PAINTING Interior & Exterior
* EXCELLENT PRICES * Free Est./Written Guarantee
No Hassle Quick Work Insured /WCB
10% Off with this Ad! Aman’s Plumbing Service, Lic. Gas Fitter, Reas. Rates. 778-895-2005
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
Renovations & Home Improvement
TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS Since 1983
D V K PAINTING LTD. Fall Special − 20% Off! Free Est’s. Dave • 604-354-2930 MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured.
Renovations & Home Improvement
OLMANI DEVELOPMENT Renovations Bathroom/Kitchen Interior/Exterior Home Repair and Additions
FROM DESIGN TO FINISH
Specialties Include: Kitchen & Bath Improvements We Also Do: • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements
All types of Rooﬁng Over 35 Years in Business Call now & we pay ½ the HST
BATHS * KITCHENS * SUITES & MORE
Disposal & Mini Bins
Residential & Commercial Tar & Gravel to Torch On Conversion Shell Busey’s Referral Network ★ Govt Certified ★ 20 yrs exp Visa & MasterCard
#1 Rooﬁng Company in BC
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$0 DOWN & WE MAKE YOUR 1st PAYMENT AT AUTO CREDIT FAST Need a vehicle? Good or Bad Credit? Call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca DLN 30309
John 778-288-8009 CHEAP CHEAP
Rubbish Removal Seniors discount. 604-807-0198
Pays $150 minimum
A.J.K. Moving Ltd. Special truck for clean-ups. Any size job. Lic# 32839 604-875-9072 873-5292
ALL JUNK - remove for res. & Comm. Free est. 7days/wk. $15off. w/ad. 604-537-8523
A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936 A1 RENOVATIONS. Kitchens & baths, bsmt stes & additions. 25 yrs exp. Free est. 604-720-2911 Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors, 604 521-1567 CONCRETE FORMING, wood & steel stud framing specialist. Call Patrick 604-218-3064
10% off ALIN Maintenance •Roof •Chimney •Skylight Repairs •All Leak Problems! 604-319-2229
A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-961-0324 or 604-562-0957 Alive & still roofing after 50 years!! RCABC Certified Roofers. BILL the Roofer • 604-522-8516
for Full-Size Complete Vehicles. Free Removal! 2-Hr. Service in Most Areas
FALL SPECIAL SAVE THE HST Have Your Roof Done Between Now & Oct 31
Call AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD. A+
Planning on RENOVATING?
Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank
SSK ROOFING & SIDING Re-roofing. Gutters. WCB / BBB 604-787-4622 or 778 240-6513
MINIBIN RENTAL YOU LOAD! 778-242-5865 www.bcbinrental.com
* We Remove & Recycle Anything*
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10% OFF WITH THIS AD www.604rubbish.com
ALL JUNK? Residential & Commercial Free Estimates Large or small jobs Nobody beats our prices $15 Off with this ad
Yes, we Remove & Recycle Anything
604-537-8523 Green Monster Waste We Remove & Recycle All Waste Eco-Friendly Disposal of Your Unwanted Clutter
Best Rates & Service
8250 Check out the specialists in our Home Service Directory of the Classiﬁeds and get started on your project today! To advertise your Home Service Business call Classiﬁeds 604-444-3000
BEN’S RUBBISH REMOVAL $50-$150 a load. Yard clean up. Bby/N. West/Coq. 778-859-8760
★ FREE TOWING ★ up to $300 CASH Today!
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
Sports & Imports
Collectibles & Classics
1986 ROLLS-ROYCE, 1-owner, only 56,000 km, collectors plates. $25,000. 604-839-8579 D24627 1987 TOYOTA MR2 blue, aircared until 2011, new tires, $2,000. Runs well 604-980-5817
★ASK DISCOUNT RUBBISH★ Best Prices, Yard, House/Const, Demo. 7 days Ray, 604-727-6153 DISPOSAL BINS 4 - 40 yard bins. Starting from $179 including dump fees. Disposal King, 604-306-8599
$50-$150 FULL TRUCK LOADS Rubbish, Lawn, Garden clean-up, fast service Patrick 604-808-1652
J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. Residential / Commercial. 604-761-6079
1996 AUDI Quattro, A6QU, grey, 4 door sedan, low kms, best offer, W. Van. 604-926-3974 1988 PORSCHE 911, rare 3.2 Coupe, all original, as new. $27,800. 604-987-3876. D24627
1999 CHRYSLER Neon, auto, aircared, 170 K, $4000 spent on it. $2150 obo. 604-946-2885
$ BEST RATES $ Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585
Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915 www.treeworksonline.ca Wildwood Tree Services, Exp Hedge Trimming and Removal & Tree Pruning. Free Est. 604-893-5745
Edgemont Building Maintenance • Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning
604-420-4800 Established 1963
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
RESIDENTIAL DIVISION LTD.
Tried & True Since 1902
• BBB • RCABC • GAF/ELK Master Elite Contractor • Residential Rooﬁng • Liability Coverage and WCB • Designated Project Managers • Homes & Strata • Third Party Inspection Installations & Repairs Call 604-327-3086 for a free estimate •• 24 Hr Emergency Service Quote code 2010 for a 5% discount www.crownresidentialrooﬁng.com
1999 VO L VO V 7 0 w a go n 175,000 k, 5 spd. extra set good winter tires, heated leather seats, sunroof, $7950.00 604-988-3516
2005 TOYOTA Echo, 40mpg city/ 60mpg hwy. 4-door hatchback, a/c, cruise, keyless entry, CD player, split rear seat, more room than you’d think! 90k km, regularly maintained by Toyota service only, front brakes recently rebuilt. 1 owner. Accident/smoker free. Great condition. $5,900. 604-219-5508.
NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM
Removal FREEScrap/Car No Wheels No Problem
A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986)
Scrap Car Removal
Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Fully insured & WCB
1998 HONDA Civic LX, all records, 2 owners, new tires. 183K, 5 spd, $3500 obo, 778-241-5610
1996 CHEVY Lumina, 4 dr, auto, showroom cond, aircared, all new, 86,000 km, 1 owner, $2,950. Call 604-524-6567
Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925
WE LOAD 604-242-4869
Scrap Car Removal
1982 MERCEDES 300SD, turbo, power pak, ac loaded, alarm new battery. $2900, 778-859-0168
DAN THE HANDYMAN. Reno’s & Home Repairs, 20 yrs Exp. Free Estimates. ★ Call 604 715-3979
1988 MAZDA P/UP B2200, metallic blue, well maint, $1100 obo. 604-943-1582
We Recycle =)
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
Fully Guaranteed, Worksafe Covered
Service From Call
Family Owned & Operated
2006 HONDA Civic DX Coupe $11,900. Auto, dark blue, PWR Locks/Windows, heated mirrors, digital dash, 4 new tires, new brakes. Honda Serviced. NO Accidents. 100k. Great on gas, +extras. Coq. ★ 604-868-3128
THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL
CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES
604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H
#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673
2006 VOLVO V70, 103K, fully loaded, blk heater, Volvo service warr 2 yrs $18,850, 604-986-5427 NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738
1984 -20 FT DODGE MH full bath, awning, good cond. $5,000 604-791-3579
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A46 • Saturday, October 16, 2010 • Burnaby NOW
Take us along Want to be in Paper Postcards? Take the Burnaby APER NOW on your next trip and take a photo with a scenic backdrop. E-mail photos (high-resolution, please) to postcards@ burnabynow.com or mail to the Burnaby NOW, 201A3430 Brighton Ave., Burnaby, V5A 3H4. See more photos on pages 21 and 48.
Koon Li in front of North America’s highest mountain, Mount McKinley in Alaska.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 18 TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2010
LOOK FOR LOTS OF IN-STORE SPECIALS THROUGHOUT THE STORE
Swiss time: Rachel and Noah Gsponer under a Roman arch by the village well in St. German, Switzerland.
Women’s Selected Short Sleeve Women’s Selected Tradition®
Women’s Selected Active Wear Men’s Selected Lee®
CARDIGAN CARDIGANS JACKET 2 styles to choose from. Assorted colours and sizes. Was 26.99
Belted. Assorted sizes. Was 59.99
Full zip. Assorted sizes.
99 99 99 OUR 1999 OUR PRICE.....1399 OUR PRICE.12 -14 PRICE..............19
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Customers 55 years or older will receive an % additional 10 off
FOR THE FAMILY (excludes 195xxx items) Id Required.
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our already reduced prices on all in-stock
(Excludes red-penned and Dress-For-Less items)
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25 our already reduced prices on all in-stock COMFORTERS
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Personal shopping only. All merchandise sold “as is” and all sales are ﬁnal. No exchanges, returns or adjustments on previously purchased merchandise; savings offers cannot be combined. No dealers; we reserve the right to limit quantities. Prices do not include home delivery. Although we strive for accuracy, unintentional errors may occur. We reserve the right to correct an error. ‘Reg’, ‘Was’ and ‘Sears selling price’ refers to the Sears Catalogue or Retail store price current at the time of merchandise receipt. Advertised items are available at Burnaby Outlet. Merchandise selection varies by store. Sears® is a registered Trademark of Sears, licensed for use in Canada. MasterCard® is a registered Trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated. Offers exclude 195xxx items. IN-STORE SEARS CATALOGUE LOCATION TO SERVE YOU! Sale priced merchandise may not be as illustrated.
Save an additional off our already reduced prices on Boys’ selected
ACTIVEWEAR Sizes 4-18
(Excludes red-penned and Dress-For-Less items)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19th ONLY:
our already reduced prices on Women’s selected
JACKETS Sizes 4-16
Sears Vancouver Outlet 9850 AUSTIN ROAD, BURNABY
NEW STORE HOURS: Mon. & Tues.: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm Wed. to Fri.: 9:30 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Shop often...save big on Sears quality at discount prices Sale prices in effect Monday, October 18th to Sunday, October 24th, 2010 only unless otherwise stated or while quantities last.
Copyright 2010 Sears Canada Inc.
20%-60% off catalogue prices everyday!
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Buy a computer Play games and surf the Net on your own PC. Buy a cool ipod Play all your favourite tunes, download cool apps (and make your friends wish they had one too.
Off the beaten track: Maria and Jessica Couzens took their NOW on a summer trip to Guadalajara, Mexico, where they stopped for tacos at the Cadenas family’s stand. Below, Raakin Shabbir with his cousins on a rickshaw ride in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Buy a cool camera Take Pix to share with your friends and family.
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This Friday, Saturday and Sunday Only! Large Tomatoes mato matoes Product of U.S.A. No.1 Grade.
CLUB CL UB PRICE
PRICE! GREAT VALUE
SPECIAL PRICE Coca-Cola and Pepsi Soft Drinks
Boneless “New York” Striploin Steak
Assorted varieties. 1.5 to 2 Litre. Plus deposit p and/or enviro levyy where applicable. pp
Cut from 100% Canadian Beef. LIMIT TWO.
3$ for NEW AT SAFEWAY!
99 /lb. 15.41/kg
GET O G ONE FREE!
Coast to Coast Italian Style Bread White or 100% Whole Wheat. 675 g.
Mia Pizza Bella
Assorted varieties. 565 to 615 g. g
1FREE BUY 1 GET
EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE
Prices effective at all British Columbia Safeway stores Friday, October 15 thru Sunday, October 17, 2010. We reserve the right to limit sales to retail quantities. Some items may not be available at all stores. All items while stocks last. Actual items may vary slightly from illustrations. Some illustrations are serving suggestions only. Advertised prices do not include GST. ®™ Trademarks of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. Used under license by LoyaltyOne, Inc. and Canada Safeway Limited. Extreme Specials are prices that are so low they are limited to a one time purchase to Safeway Club Card Members within a household. Each household can purchase the limited items one time during the effective dates. A household is deﬁned by all Safeway Club Cards that are linked by the same address and phone number. Each household can purchase the EXTREME SPECIALS during the speciﬁed advertisement dates. For purchases over the household limits, regular pricing applies to overlimit purchases. On BUY ONE GET ONE FREE items, both items must be purchased. Lowest priced item is then free.
OCTOBER 15 16 17 FRI
Prices in this ad good through Oct. 17th.
A52 • Saturday, October 16, 2010 • Burnaby NOW
100% BC Owned and Operated
Seminars & Events – Alchemy & Elixir Health Group, #320-1026 Davie St. Vancouver 298. October 1 4-683-2 0 9, 6:00-7:30 6 l l a c r e t gis pm. Herbs for Co mmon Skin Conditions with Katolen Yardley. Cost $10.00. To re Teas
20 count • product of England
Silver Hills Sprouted Whole Grain Bread
567-615g • product of Canada
Annie’s Cheddar Bunny Crackers or Bunny Grahams three varieties
Nuts to You Organic Valencia Peanut Butter
Kettle Foods Krinkle Cut Potato Chips
Barbara’s Puffins and Whole Grain Cereals
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
Dairyland Milk 2 Go assorted varieties
2/5.98 reg 3.99 each
Summer Fresh Hummus Toppers
500ml • product of Canada
300g • reg 5.99
Amy’s Pot Pies
500ml • product of Canada
From Our Bakery
Skinny Sticks All Natural Snacks Garden Veggie, Maui-Wowie, Salt & Vinegar or Spud
1.99 85g • product of USA
Almond Orange or Cranberry Lemon Biscotti
3.00 off per kg
Rice Banana Muffins
Sahale Gourmet Nut Blends and Glazed Nut Snacks three varieties
Lundberg Nutra Farmed Long or Short Grain Rice
3/6.99 907g • product of USA
Pearl’s Perogies assorted varieties
2.99 600g • product of B.C.
1 dry pint
Green Asparagus Imported
Bulk Department Salad Crunchy Mix prepackaged or bins
20% off regular retail price
15 packs 6 packs
Strengthens your digestive health and natural defenses.
213-227g • product of USA
3.49 113g • product of USA Holygrain Crackers three varieties
From the Deli
397g • product of USA
340-435g • product of USA
4.49 package of 3
Organic Baron Outside Round Oven Roast
Certified Organic, Chilean Grown
6.99lb/ Tomatoes 15.41kg Mixed Cherry B.C. Grown,
213g • product of USA
smooth or crunchy
Fair Trade Kiwi Fruit
Organic Stewing Beef
650g • product of B.C.
A super energy booster, containing 1000mg of vitamin C, 32 mineral complexes and B vitamins. Several delicious flavours to choose from.
Giovanni Shampoo and Conditioner
7.99 each 250ml
Several formulas of organic botanicals to suite all hair types.
E-Cloth assorted Cleaning Cloths
product of UK
For the month entary schools. of October Choices donate s $1.00 from every Pumpkin Sale to eight elem choicesmarkets.com Yaletown
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 October 14 to October 20, 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.