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Taking sides in a battle over war Janaya Fuller-Evans

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StopWar’s message of peace is being questioned after the group organized a speaking event with controversial British politician George Galloway in Vancouver. Organizations that have endorsed StopWar in the past, including the City of Burnaby, are being targeted by a Stop StopWar campaign. But Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan said the city isn’t backing down from its

endorsement of StopWar. “They’re trying to shut up George Galloway,” Corrigan said. “They’re trying to take away his right of free speech.” That isn’t something a newspaper, such as the NOW, should be part of, he added. “I’m stunned that you’re spending any time on it,” he said. Talks like Galloway’s will “stimulate discussion,” Corrigan said, and added the city still stands behind StopWar’s points of agreement. The StopWar coalition’s points of

agreement include building a broad-based peace/anti-war coalition, opposing war as a means of settling international disputes and opposing “the Israeli occupation of Palestinian and Arab lands.” The group’s website says it wants UN resolutions regarding the PalestinianIsraeli conflict enforced. Stop StopWar, based out of the University of British Columbia, is an email campaign asking politicians, unions and other organizations to revoke their endorsement of StopWar because of the

group’s link to Galloway, a former Labour MP from Scotland. The Burnaby NOW was contacted by letter writers for the Stop StopWar campaign, as well as Jonathon Narvey, editor of online magazine The Propagandist, about Burnaby’s support of StopWar. University of British Columbia student Daniel Meron, who works in Burnaby, said in a phone interview that he is part of the campaign and is hoping organizations revoke their endorsements. StopWar Page 4

A cool way to recycle the baby’s old bathtub

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One way: It was a tight fit, but Cameron (who only gave his first name) found a baby bathtub to use as a toboggan on Burnaby Mountain. People took advantage of the fresh snow to have a bit of fun before it all turned to slush and rain. For more photos of the snow, see page 11 and visit our website at www.burnabynow.com.

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Andrew Fleming staff reporter

Burnaby had its first real taste of winter on Thursday. Environment Canada reported around 10 centimetres of snow had fallen by the end of the day, causing trouble for commuters.

Simon Fraser University cancelled classes at its campus just after 3 p.m. because of the icy road conditions leading up the mountain, while TransLink also temporarily suspended its bus service to the campus for a few hours in the late afternoon and early evening. “We managed to survive,” said SFU

spokesperson Marianne Meadahl with a laugh. “It came a lot earlier this year and it’s not even technically winter yet but it helps us to get all our ducks in a row.” She added that students were advised to wait for bus service to resume rather than try and walk down the icy mountain. Snow Page 8

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Making Christmas bright:

Grade 7 students Shabnam Faiz, left, and Allison Chima with some of the toys being donated to the Burnaby Christmas Bureau thanks to the Angel Project at Lakeview Elementary School.

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The spirit of Christmas giving Lakeview Elementary’s Angel Project benefits Burnaby Christmas Bureau Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

There’s a Christmas tree in the entrance of Burnaby’s Lakeview Elementary, decorated in tags, hung with ribbons, each bearing the name and age of a child. Luca, 13, Scarlette, 15, Caylee, 14 – they represent typical children registered with the Burnaby Christmas Bureau, a volunteer driven program that makes sure local lowincome families have food and presents for the holidays. As part of the Angel Project, Lakeview families pick a tag or two and buy an age and gender appropriate toy for that child. The donations then go to the bureau’s toy room at Metropolis at Metrotown, and registered families get to pick out present for their kids. Grade 7 student Allison Chima has picked two names from the tree: a boy named Carl, 7, and a five-year-old girl named Maya. For Carl, she got an educational video game, and for Maya, she 6

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picked out something from the Littlest Pet Shop line. “It’s just nice. … You know you’re making them feel happy,” she says. “I know I’m really fortunate. To be able to give something to someone else makes me feel happy.” For Allison, Christmas is all about family being closer together and not fighting. “But the presents do make a difference,” she adds. “It would be difficult to know everyone is getting presents and you aren’t getting any.” Fellow student Shabnam Faiz feels the same way when imagining the holidays without toys. “It would feel like my mom and dad don’t care,” says the 12-year-old. “You’d feel bad for your own family. … The true meaning of Christmas is to be with your family.” But still, the toys help. “It shows that someone cares for you,” she says. This is the third year Lakeview has organized an angel project, and this year, they’re upping the ante. They started with 50 angel cards the first year, then moved up to 200 this year.

Principal Kelly Chow says there’s a les- bers from this time last year. son to learn in giving. Stephen D’Souza is the executive direc“We can teach kids (that) we can help tor at Burnaby Community Connections, other kids,” he says. Besides teaching aca- the local non-profit group that runs the demics, the school tries bureau. He says Angel to instill a sense of social Projects are an easy way responsibility. for people to get directly “It’s great to see that connected to the bureau. Christmas season is all “It’s a really straightabout giving to others forward way of being rather than receiving,” he inspired by a child in our adds. community to pick up Demand always gifts and be able to share weighs heavy on the them,” he says. “We see bureau, which helps businesses, families and roughly 4,500 people each friends getting together year. Last year, there was to take on an angel projan increase in registrants ect as part of their holiwhen people’s employday celebrations.” ment insurance benefits For anyone interran out following the ested in starting their recession, and the bureau own Angel Project, helped nearly 5,000 local visit www.burnaby families by giving out Giving: The Angel Project tree communityconnections. 14,000 toys and $125,000 at Lakeview Elementary. com or call 604-299-5778. in food certificates. This The group will mail out year, registration is on till Dec. 3, and about angel cards, and volunteers can pick up 1,000 people have signed up so far. That’s toy donations. already a 20 per cent increase over numjmoreau@burnabynow.com

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StopWar: Critics ask city to revoke endorsement of organization continued from page 1

“My primary concern is that StopWar is not a peace group,” he said. “The name is extremely misleading.” Meron, who is Jewish, said StopWar hosts speakers who do not want a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. “Yes, I support free speech,” he said. “But when the majority of the speech is siding with terrorists or extremists, no, I don’t support that.” StopWar organized Galloway’s speaking event in Vancouver, billed as addressing freedom of speech issues, as well as the conflict between Israel and Palestine, at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church in Vancouver last Monday. Galloway’s plans to speak in Canada in March 2009 were cur-

tailed when the Canada Border Services Agency said Galloway would not be allowed to enter the country, declaring him a security risk, backed by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Jason Kenney’s staff, who said he was a terrorist supporter. He was considered a security risk because of his alleged financial contributions to Hamas, a Palestinian group that the Canadian government has declared a terrorist organization. But a Federal Court judge, Justice Richard Mosley, said in September that the ministry had tried to keep Galloway out of Canada because of his opposing political views, while also dismissing an application for judicial review on the incident, as Galloway never actually attempt-

of the letter writers, saying he ed to enter the country. There is a difference between didn’t know who used Burnaby’s hosting Galloway and support- name to endorse the organization ing his right to speak, and agree- but that Burnaby is very cautious ing with all the controversial about the groups it endorses. He backed the maypolitician’s opinions or’s claim that council on international issues, supports the endorseCorrigan said. He comment, though, when pared it to a newspaper reminded of the 2004 allowing sources to voice decision to do so. their opinions, without “I didn’t remember,” endorsing those opinhe said in a phone interions. view. The Stop StopWar “If an organization campaign caught Coun. brings in a speaker, we’re Pietro Calendino offguard, as he didn’t Pietro Calendino not there to stop it,” he said of the issue, adding remember the city’s councillor council might not always endorsement of StopWar. Burnaby endorsed a peace march agree with the opinions of speakthe group organized against the ers brought in by the organizations the city is involved with, but war in Iraq in 2004. Calendino responded to one they don’t try to control who is

allowed to speak at events. Two Burnaby New Democratic Party members of Parliament, Bill Siksay and Peter Julian, were also targeted in the e-mail campaign because of their endorsement of StopWar. But Siksay, MP for BurnabyDouglas, said he wouldn’t revoke his endorsement. “I think it is a very important coalition of peace activists,” he said. It is important to hear diverse opinions on issues such as the war in Iraq and the conflict between Palestine and Israel, he said. “It’s a very important group in Vancouver,” Siksay said, “(creating) dialogue about issues of war and peace.” Julian, MP for Burnaby-New Westminster, did not return calls before press time.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Make child care affordable continued from page 6

accessible child care to meet the needs of all children, parents and society as a whole. If Polak and the Liberal government were truly interested in improving the learning outcomes of children, then they would take concrete steps to provide affordable and accessible child care for all to minimize the social and economic costs in the long term. Kathy Corrigan, MLA, Burnaby-Deer Lake Raj Chouhan, MLA, Burnaby-Edmonds

Shame on you, Burnaby Dear Editor:

Another year will soon be gone, and I find little comfort in knowing it’s another year that Burnaby has refused to step up on the homeless issue. Aside from a “study” and a tiny 30-bed shelter sitting way off the beaten track, the City of Burnaby has done little and should be ashamed. What is especially disturbing right now is knowing full well there are homeless in Burnaby struggling to stay alive in these brutal weather conditions. Our fearless leader’s last run-in with the homeless was this past summer when he was getting ready to rid the park of the vermin but stopped short because of some constitutional glitch. Yes, homeless people do have rights, including the right to shelter. Right now all is quiet with little mention made of the present situation. The press has chosen not to make this an issue, instead opting for comfortable stories and giving some guy named O’Neill prime rant space. Fingers will assuredly fly and point blame at other levels of government for not doing their jobs, but the bottom line is, we elect our civic reps to work with other levels of government to help get jobs done. We have studied homelessness to death, and it is time to do something besides nothing or worse, look the other way while that fragile someone, who is homeless, lights their candle in an attempt to stay warm and burns to death. I truly hope the people of Burnaby remember that they can do something about this situation. They can say something and, ultimately, when the time comes, they can

vote for a government that reflects a caring people. Right now, I’m embarrassed to say I live in Burnaby. Shannon Campbell, Burnaby

Conserve the mountain Dear Editor:

Re: Adventure race coming to Burnaby in May, Burnaby NOW, Nov. 20. The Mind Over Mountain Adventure Racing (MOMAR) website says, “In partnership with Tourism Burnaby, the MOMAR starts its season on the slopes of Burnaby Mountain on May 28th. And the final event returns to the historic mining town of Cumberland on Sept. 25. Both races will require teams to kayak, mountain bike, trail run, orienteer, bushwhack and trek their way through a challenging course.” The course for this event is still secret, but any onslaught by 400 or more bushwackers on Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area cannot be condoned. What part of conservation area” does Tourism Burnaby not understand? Alan C. James, secretary, Stoney Creek

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Hotdog carts pose concern

Dear Editor:

Re: She wants to hawk hotdogs, Burnaby NOW, Nov. 24. It is seldom this occurs, so please read carefully. I tend to agree with the mayor’s reticence in the licensing of food carts, sometimes known colloquially as ptomaine wagons. Then there is the congestion on sidewalks and other public areas, which must compete, not only with pedestrians, but bicycles and skateboards and other conveyances, that are too dangerous on the curbside. Then there are dog walkers, baby strollers etc., etc., to contend with. And should the fair citizenry be forced to put up with the many odours that are emitted, not to mention fumes from fuel consumption? Given the mayor’s slate of favourites, we must ask ourselves just how difficult it would be to organize all these little capitalists and how can we be sure they are all earning minimum wages? So many questions, so few answers! Larry Bennett, Burnaby

Anti-Semitism: Please speak out continued from page 6

dehumanizing and vicious. And when anyone witnesses an act of anti-Semitism they should rightly call it out. I appreciate that many letter writers felt obligated to call our editorial antiSemitic. I don’t agree with that

assessment. But, frankly, I would rather have allies of Jews erring on the side of speaking out against what they viewed as an antiSemitic statement, than not speaking out or writing. Whatever you may agree with or disagree with, it is, in my opin-

ion, better to share your thoughts. That is, after all, what the editorial was all about: freedom to speak and criticize and, hopefully, do so without fear of prosecution or persecution. Pat Tracy is the editor of the Burnaby NOW and Record newspapers.

The Burnaby NOW welcomes letters to the editor. We do, however, edit for taste, legality and length. Priority is given to letters written by residents of Burnaby and/or issues concerning Burnaby. Please include a phone number where you can be reached during the day. Send letters to: The Editor, #201A-3430 Brighton Ave., Burnaby, B.C., V5A 3H4, fax them to 604-444-3460 or e-mail: editorial@burnabynow.com

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The Mayor and Councillors of the City of Burnaby wish all Burnaby residents and businesses a very enjoyable Christmas Season and extend Best Wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2011.

COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE Monday, December 06, 2010 Regular Council Meeting Closed Meeting 6:30 pm • Open Meeting 7:00 pm Monday, December 13, 2010 Regular Council Meeting Closed meeting 6:30 pm • Open Meeting 7:00 pm Monday, December 20, 2010 No Council Meeting Scheduled Monday, January 10, 2011 No Council Meeting Scheduled Monday, January 17, 2011 Regular Council Meeting Closed Meeting 6:30 pm • Open Meeting 7:00 pm

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Teachers, parents and politicians gathered on Burnaby Mountain this past Tuesday to celebrate the official opening of the city’s newest school. University Highlands Elementary was up and running this September and has close to 170 students enrolled so far. The school is a key part of UniverCity, a development by Simon Fraser University designed that’s to be self-sufficient and environmentally sustainable. School board chair Diana Mumford said the celebration was delightful. “The highlight was all the students at University Highlands singing their school song. They sang it with enthusiasm, energy and great pride,” she said.

George Abbott, the new education minister, was at the opening, as was local MLA Harry Bloy. The school’s parent advisory council is also hoping to get some money for a playground through the Aviva Community Fund, an online contest where the public votes for their favourite community projects to go before a judges’ panel that decides who gets to split $1 million in funding. Right now, the school has an empty lot where a playground should be and no money to build one. To see or vote on the school’s playground idea, go to www.avivacommunity fund.org/ideas/acf5998. – Jennifer Moreau

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Local heroes awarded Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter

Mayor Derek Corrigan and Coun. Pietro Calendino handed out 10 Local Hero Awards at Monday night’s meeting. The certificates of recognition for the 14th annual civic hero awards were presented to residents of Burnaby who have devoted time and energy to their community, often through their volunteer efforts. The list includes Ray Allen, chair of the Southeast District Community Police Advisory; Jonathan Van Aggelen, who was an avid volunteer in high school in Burnaby; Elsie Dean, a founding member of the Task Force of the Voices of Burnaby Seniors; David Gates, a Block Watch captain for more than 25 years; and Shirley Hill, who has volunteered at Burnaby Hospital for more than 10 years. The others are Darlene James; one of the original community school coordinators; Carole Kaye, who has volunteered with Citizen Support Services since 2003; Kathy Tietjen, who has volunteered at the Burnaby Village Museum for 22 years; Tony Tsang, who has volunteered with a number of organizations since moving to Burnaby in 1992, including the Burnaby Mountain Mantas Swim Club; and Violet Zaytsoff, a volunteer facilitator with the Roots of Empathy program in the Burnaby School District.

Kitchener Street traffic woes

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his third appearance at council on Monday night because of traffic issues in his neighbourhood. Roy Hunter lives in the 3900-block of Kitchener Street, in one of the last homes in a light industrial zoning area, and says that traffic from a construction business across the street is blocking his driveway. Hunter first spoke about the issue in October 2006 and spoke at council about another industrial business across from him creating traffic issues in 2002. Trucks and other vehicles park in front of his home, across from the construction business, Wm. P. Somerville, Ltd., he said. The most recent issues have taken place since 2007, he added. Mayor Derek Corrigan mentioned that bylaw enforcement has been stepped up in the area, but Hunter said that hasn’t helped. He mentioned two specific altercations with people on his property because of the traffic issues, saying he fears for his safety. Corrigan asked that Hunter make an appointment to see him at his office if the problem continues, so they can work on a solution.

Non-profits get lease grants

Non-profitorganizations will continue to receive lease grants for 2011 at the city’s community resource centres. Groups providing programs and services where the recipients are at least 75 per cent Burnaby residents can receive lease grants

that cover up to 50 per cent of lease costs. Those with programs serving 25 to 50 per cent Burnaby residents can have lease costs cut by 75 per cent. The organizations at Edmonds Neighbourhood Resource Centre that will receive lease grants for 2011 include the Burnaby Family Life Institute, Deaf Children’s Society of B.C., St. Matthew’s Day Care Society and six other groups. Those at Holdom Community Resource Centre that are receiving the lease cuts are Burnaby Family Life Institute, Dixon Transition Society, Burnaby Seniors Outreach Services Society, Volunteer Burnaby and Burnaby Community Connections. The lease grants come to more than $116,000, offsetting an average of 44 per cent of lease costs for the organizations.

Public hearing on rezoning

Council has approved plans for rezoning a fourstorey mixed-use development project on Hastings Street, east of Willingdon Avenue, to be brought to a public hearing. The plan, put forward by Altezza Development Ltd., for 4702 Hastings St. falls under the extended Hastings Street Area Plan, which was adjusted to include the area between Willingdon Avenue and Delta Avenue in 2008. The building would include ground-level retail spaces and residential units in the other three storeys. The application will go to a public hearing at city hall on Tuesday, Dec. 14.

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Vision for the future: Alain Ndayishimiye, a business student from Burundi, and Delphine Umutoni, a health science student originally from Rwanda, are both studying at Simon Fraser University thanks to the World University Service of Canada’s student refugee program.

Opening the door to a new world African students get a chance to study in Burnaby thanks to a World University Service of Canada program Alfie Lau

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Alain Ndayishimiye and Delphine Umutoni know how fortunate they are to be breathing the fresh air of Burnaby Mountain. Ndayishimiye, 21, is a third-year business student at Simon Fraser University, while Umutoni, 22, is a second-year health sciences student. What makes their stories so amazing is the fact they are able to further their education through the World University Service of Canada’s student refugee program. The program enables students to pursue their dreams of a post-secondary education by covering their costs for a minimum of one year. In the case of Ndayishimiye and Umutoni, they each received two-year sponsorships, with Ndayishimiye having already completed his sponsorship and now supporting himself and Umutoni just entering her second year of sponsorship.

“I’m originally from Rwanda,” said Umutoni. “My family fled to Kenya during the civil war, and we stayed there in a refugee camp for 12 years. … We then went to Malawi, staying in a refugee camp there for three years.” It was during her time in Malawi that Umutoni saw an ad for the student refugee program. “I was one of 256 individuals who applied and then one of 63 people chosen for an interview,” said Umutoni. Of the 15 people ultimately chosen for the program from her pool of applicants, Umutoni was one of only two women chosen. “I was really shocked when I found out,” she said. “The only things I knew about B.C. were what I’d read in a book.” When she arrived in the summer of 2009, Umutoni got her first dose of culture shock. “The biggest adjustment for me was when I got on the bus and everybody was so friendly. I thought it was a bit fishy, but the more I got exposed to it, the more I saw how friendly everybody was,” she said. Umutoni, who has plans to go to nursing school in the future, said she cherishes the opportunity to live and study in a world so far away from her homeland. “Sure, I get a little homesick, but this

has been a great opportunity for me, a African to get a visa to study abroad, it’s very hard. I feel very lucky to be able to great chance to get an education at SFU.” Ndayishimiye’s story is even more get this opportunity.” “It was a hard process, but once you are inspirational. He’s a citizen of Burundi even though he wasn’t born there and has selected, it’s been easy,” said Umutoni. “I also feel very lucky to get this opportuonly seen the country once in his life. “My parents moved to Rwanda in 1972 nity.” Ndayishimiye still feels a strong conas refugees, and I was born in Rwanda,” said Ndayishimiye. “Because they were nection to Burundi even though he has refugees, I couldn’t get Rwandan citizen- only seen his homeland once. “I do plan to go back to hopeship. … In 1994, we moved to fully work in the public sector Tanzania and then later, we in Burundi,” he said. “Even moved to Malawi.” though I was born in Rwanda, When Ndayishimiye I didn’t have Rwandan citizensaw the notice about a posship because I was a refugee. sible post-secondary educaAnd the six years I spent in tion abroad, he jumped at the This story originally ran in our Welcome magazine. Visit www. Tanzania, it was as a refugee chance, but he had to beat out burnabynow.com to see the full as well. 220 applicants for one of 15 fall 2010 edition of Welcome. “I visited Burundi after I available sponsorships. “I knew about SFU because I had a finished high school, and the reason why friend who was going to school there,” I feel so close to Burundi is because we said Ndayishimiye. “I really enjoyed my spoke Burundi in our home, we danced to two years of being sponsored, and I’m Burundian music, we ate Burundian food, supporting myself now as I try and com- and we celebrated Burundian festivals. … It didn’t matter where we were, Burundi plete my business degree.” Both Ndayishimiye and Umutoni agree is what we are.” Umutoni agrees that her connection to that without the student refugee program, they would still be in Africa, dreaming her homeland is very strong. “Africa and Rwanda gives me my ideninstead of living out the dream. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportu- tity,” she said. nity,” said Ndayishimiye. “For a normal Students Page 14

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Helping students This year, 67 former refugee students will be attending close to 50 Canadian universities and colleges, including Simon Fraser University, through the World University Service of Canada’s student refugee program. Many of these students have fled their country of origin to refugee camps in Kenya and Malawi because of political unrest and in order to escape violence and persecution. As a result, their lives are put on hold as they have little to no employment opportunities or access to higher education. The program enables these young men and women to resettle in Canada as permanent residents and pursue their dreams for the future by providing them with a post-secondary education. The service’s student-led local committees on campus sponsor the students and cover all their costs for a minimum of one year. The service and its overseas partners are responsible for selecting refugee candidates, placing them at a Canadian postsecondary institution and providing training and guidance to the sponsored students and local committees throughout the sponsoring process. For more than 30 years, the program has been helping students escape the camps and resettle in Canada. To date, more than 1,100 students have been sponsored from various refugee camps. The World University Service of Canada is a network of individuals and post-secondary institutions that believe that all peoples are entitled to the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to a more

equitable world. Their mission is to foster human development and global understanding through education and training. The service’s development projects in the Balkans, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Haiti, Malawi, Peru, Sri Lanka and Vietnam deliver meaningful results in: ◆ Education and health, including basic and higher education, water and sanitation, and HIV and AIDS. ◆ Sustainable livelihoods, including vocational training and agriculture/rural development. ◆ Governance, including strengthening civil society, promoting human rights and peace building. The student refugee program is part of the service’s ongoing work on Canadian campuses, which also includes: ◆ More than 70 local committees ◆ Uniterra, which mobilizes students to help achieve the millennium development goals through education, advocacy and volunteering. ◆ Overseas learning opportunities including an international seminar and Students Without Borders, an innovative program that enables students to apply their academic knowledge to a work environment in the developing world while, in most cases, earning credits. ◆ Fostering global citizenship by encouraging students to become more aware of development issues and their own power. From alleviating poverty to fighting HIV and AIDS to promoting fair trade, the service believes they can change the world through advocacy and action.

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“I’m so grateful to Canada for everything here, but you can’t avoid being homesick.” Umutoni said that prior to coming to SFU, she had been working in a health department clinic, treating AIDS and HIV patients, and she sees herself doing more of that if she goes back to Africa. Living in Canada, far away from home, has been an unforgettable experience for both Ndayishimiye and Umutoni. “I remember, in my last year of sponsorship, I was worried about how I would support myself, but with some planning, it all worked out,” said Ndayishimiye. “If I have any advice for Delphine, it’s that you shouldn’t stress yourself out, concentrate on your schoolwork, and the rest will work itself out.” Umutoni takes the advice with a hearty laugh. “It’s good to know it’s OK to be a little worried,” she said. “I wasn’t too worried in my first year because I went to board-

ing school (during high school), but now, when you have to support yourself, you have to think about everything.” Ndayishimiye and Umutoni would love to continue talking, but class beckons, giving them just enough time to admit what their favourite uniquely Canadian foods are. “I love maple syrup,” said Umutoni. “I remember the first time seeing it on a table at breakfast and thinking it was some strange type of water and honey. … And then I tasted it, and I really love it.” “Tim Hortons coffee, I’m addicted,” said Ndayishimiye. “I didn’t like it at first, I thought it was too strong, but now I need to have it.” Spoken like true Canadians. This story originally appeared in the fall edition of our Welcome magazine. To see the complete magazine, check it out online. Follow the link to Welcome in the bottom right corner of our homepage at www. burnabynow.com, or go directly to www. tinyurl.com/WelcomeFall2010.

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The new clubhouse at the Riverway Golf Course should be completed by February 2011, according to a report from the finance and civic development committee. Bird Construction Ltd. began construction in December of 2009. The clubhouse building is an 11,500square-foot single storey structure containing a restaurant/bar/grill and banquet facilities capable of accommodating up to 225 guests. The interior spaces connect to the outdoor patio decks, which can accommodate an additional 100 guests. The contractor has been working over the summer months to bring the building to the lockup stage before the winter

weather arrives, the report stated. The exterior building elements of the new clubhouse include a metal roof, aluminum windows, vertical board and batten siding and exposed columns and beams that form the main structural elements of the building. These materials and features are in keeping with the design and architecture that has been established by the existing buildings previously constructed on the site. The majority of work has been completed over the past few weeks. The project is proceeding on budget and staff will continue to monitor the construction progress, according to the report. – Janaya Fuller-Evans

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Bids ranged from $3.086 million to $4.29 million. Jack Cewe Ltd. has completed other projects for the city as well. The cost of the contract is covered by the 2010 annual financial plan. Council at Monday night’s council meeting also approved a portion of the funding for the project. www.twitter.com/janayafe

Healthwise: Benefits of meditation continued from page 15

and out of your awareness. With time and practice, you will master your attention and awareness. You will reflect on your own thoughts yet realize that you are more than just your thoughts. You will become aware of your emotional states, master them and not be

washed away with them, knowing that you are more than your emotions. You will experience the sensations, pleasure and pain of being alive yet not be overwhelmed by them for you are more than your body. Through meditation you may find the peace and stillness that you seek,

and through meditation you may discover the meaning and joy in your life. Dr. Davidicus Wong is a physician at PrimeCare Medical. His Healthwise column appears regularly in this paper, and his Internet radio show, Positive Potential Medicine can be heard at pwrnradio.com.

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Under the mistletoe: The Good Lovelies – Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore – perform at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts on Dec. 4.

Good Lovelies take to the stage at Shadbolt The Shadbolt Centre’s Lounge Series is getting an injection of holiday spirit when the Good Lovelies take the stage on Dec. 4. The Good Lovelies – Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore – are best friends and former solo artists who came together in 2006 and won the 2010 Juno Award for Roots Album of the Year. Since forming, the three have quit their day jobs, toured coast to coast multiple times, performed numerous concerts, festivals, folk clubs and coffee houses and released three albums. In March, the Toronto-based trio finished touring with the Vinyl Café and lent their backup talents to Jill Barber’s album Chances. “Sharp, sassy and building a following across North America, these three women

are the perfect antidote at a time when too many of us are affected by gloom, doom and recovering from recession,” says a press release about the trio. Their music, described as western swing and folk-roots, relies on three part harmonies and clever songs – plus onstage repartee. Their performance is set for 8 p.m. in the Studio Theatre, and tickets are $30. Call 604-205-3000 or see www.shadbolt centre.com. The Good Lovelies’ performance is part of the Shadbolt’s Lounge Series, which offers a lineup of musical performers in a cabaret setting. It kicked off with the Marc Atkinson Trio on Nov. 20, and continues with the banjo-and-ukulele duo Spring Breakup in February, followed by cellist Kevin Fox in 2011.

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t’s Good News for musical theatre lovers – quite literally. Applause! Musicals in Concert is presenting the rarely performed 1927 musical Good News, a production set in the Roaring ‘20s – when women have won the right to vote and college campuses, such as fictional Tait College, are a happening social scene. The story follows star football player Tom Marlowe and studious part-time school librarian Connie Lane – and the inevitable ups and downs of their unlikely romance. Applause is presenting a 1993 revision of the play, written in 1993 by Mark Madama and Wayne Bryan. The musical features the talents of Burnaby’s own Hal Rogers – who stepped in at the 11th hour with only four rehearsals left before the first performance. Hal, who’s

20, is currently studying theatre at the University of Alberta and has a number of productions to his credit, including Fighting Chance Productions’ Hair, and Rent with Two ONEWAY Tickets To Broadway Productions. He’s joined by Michael Brock, Peter Cameron, Caitlin Clugston, Jennifer Doan, Steve Dotto, Cesar Erba, Nick Fontaine, Amy Hack, Matt Hume, Damon Jang, Daniel Johnston, Christopher King, Lauren Kramm, Chris Lam, Danielle Lemon, Morgan McTaggart, Amos Mitchell, Jaclyn Nestman, Bryan Nothling, Erin Palm, Matthew Parsons, Jennifer Suratos and Lyndsay Wallace. Good News is on at CBC Studio 700, 700 Hamilton St. in Vancouver. It’s directed by Cathy Wilmot, with music direction by Caitlin Hayes and movement coaching by Dawn Ewen. It’s on at 2 and 8 p.m. today (Saturday). For tickets, see www. brownpapertickets.com.

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Handmade art and crafts are the focus of a gift show and sale at the

National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre. Shiwasu, a show and sale of handmade gifts, opens at the centre on Dec. 2 from 3 to 9 p.m. It’s then open Dec. 3 through 18, Tuesdays to Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. The show features a wide variety of handmade crafts by local Japanese Canadian artists, including kimono fabric items, washi paper, teas, pottery, jewelry, cards, clothing accessories, painting and more. Among the artists featured are Sachi Yamabe, with paintings; Lotus Miyashita, with art, magnets, cards and jewelry; Kimiko Hawkes, with fabric kokeshi dolls and cards; Kyoko Yamaguchi, with jewelry; and Joseph Wu, with origami sculptures. Drop in to the centre at 6688 Southoaks Cres. For more details, call 604-7777000 or visit www.jcnm.ca.

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Enjoy some first-class music and help keep kids in need warm this Christmas. The Simon Fraser University Chamber Orchestra is presenting Memoire d’hiver, a concert

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In the spotlight: Hal Rogers of Burnaby is onstage in the Applause! Musicals production of Good News.

at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, on Friday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. The orchestra will offer up Leroy Anderson’s A Christmas Festival and Alan Silvestri’s Forrest Gump Suite, along with Klaus Badelt’s Pirates of the Caribbean and Vincent Wayne-Ted Lo’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 42. All proceeds are going to help Rotary Coats for Kids, a campaign to provide winter coats to children in need. The concert is in the James Cowan Theatre at

Shadbolt, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Admission is by donation. Visit www.sfuco.org online for more.

Laudate sings

The vocal talents of some Burnaby residents will be showcased on Dec. 11 when the Laudate Singers presents its Baroque Christmas concert. The Laudate Singers is a professional, 25-voice chamber choir based on the North Shore. It draws singers from around the Lower Mainland, with three mem-

bers from Burnaby: soprano Heidi Ackermann, alto Intan Purnomo and tenor Paul Jungwirth. The choir’s manager, Linda Lysack, is also from Burnaby. The Baroque Christmas concert will take audiences back to a 16th- and 17th-century European Christmas, with early music instrumentalists joining the choir. Paul Luchkow, Jenny Essers and Arthur Neele on violin, Natalie Mackie on violone (a large, bowed string instrument of the viol family), Christopher Bagan on organ and Ray Nurse on theorbo (a plucked stringed instrument) will be part of the concert. Music will include works by Praetorius, Schütz, Hammerschmidt, Charpentier and Bouzignac. The concert is set for Saturday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. George’s Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets are $30 general, $25 for seniors and students, or free for those 18 and under. Check out www.laudatesingers.com. Send Lively City ideas to Julie, jmaclellan@burnaby now.com.


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Shadbolt hosts seasonal celebration With snow falling on the city this week, it’s not hard to believe that Christmas is coming. The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts is gearing up for its 15th annual seasonal celebration. This year it’s set for Thursday, Dec. 9 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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The core vision of the new GM is designing, building the world’s best vehicles.” While Cruze is new to Canada, it’s actually a proven product that’s already sold in 60 countries around the world. Near-mid-size interior dimensions make the Cruze the roomiest car in its class, and it comes with two new high-efficiency engines that allow it to offer impressively frugal fuel economy numbers. Overall fit and finish is also on par with the best in this market sector, and particularly impressive is the level of exterior noise suppression. Although GM was not able to supply any comparison numbers (to my surprise), cabin quietness would get my vote for best in class and as good as some far more expensive vehicles. Cruze also offers segment-leading passive safety features with 10 standard airbags, which is four more than generally considered the norm. Two extra airbags are built into its rear seat, protecting the outboard seating positions, plus it has front seat knee bolster bags that both protect and help to correctly position the front

seat occupants in a collision. It’s the first passenger car to receive maximum scores (for occupant protection) in both the European frontal offset collision and the sideimpact crash (against a moving deformable barrier) tests. The European New Car Assessment Program (EuroNCAP) has been providing crash test ratings since 1997. The base engine in the Cruze, a 1.8-litre, four-cylinder (LS trim), and its optional 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder (LT and LTZ trim) produce an identical (138) maximum horsepower number. The performance difference is in the higher torque output (148 lb.-ft.) of the turbo engine and the lower engine speed (1,850 r.p.m.) at which it’s provided. The 1.4-litre’s turbocharger is a unique design that’s incorporated into the exhaust manifold as a single component. This saves weight, helps the engine to warm up faster and reduces exhaust emissions. Both engines run on regular gas and come with six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions. In addition to more power at low engine

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Dear Tom and Ray: A few years ago, our 1998 Camry started to leak water inside. This is a problem in Oregon, so we took it in for repair, and, $500 later, they told us that they cleared the “weep channels” in the sunroof. Evidently, debris from parking under various trees gets into the weep channels and clogs it up, thus creating some kind of backflow that then pours and drips onto the floor of the car. Now, five years later, it’s leaking again (even though we’ve been covering the car with a cover in leafy weather). I have this idea that we can clear the channels ourselves but am unsure of exactly how to do it. We tried opening the hood, clearing out the debris

and spraying water full-force into the holes near the outside edges of the hood. It helped for a few days, but then, of course, it rained again (and again and again – this is Oregon), and it began leaking again. Is there some other access to the weep channels? Can I get to it with an air compressor or a hose to clear it? In the meantime, I am air-drying the car, trying to keep mould from forming. Help! – Annah TOM: Well, before you bone up on your drainblowing-out skills, Annah, you want to be sure that it’s actually the sunroof that’s leaking. RAY: Right. In our experience, leaks like this are much more likely to be coming from a bad windshield seal. TOM: So start by taking a roll of duct tape (it comes in many exciting colors these days) and taping the seams of the sunroof shut. That’ll keep any new water from getting in there. If, after a few days or a week, you continue to get water

in the car, then you know it’s not coming from the sunroof. RAY: If, on the other hand, the car does dry out, then you either can leave the duct tape in place (which is what my brother would do), or you can try cleaning out the drains. TOM: There are two drains on this car, and they run from the sunroof down each of the A pillars (the vertical pillars between the windshield and the front doors), and then empty out behind the front tires. RAY: If you open the sunroof and slowly pour a cup of water in there (not into the open hole, but into the channel that surrounds the opening of the sunroof), you should be able to see if the water is draining out of there freely. TOM: If it’s not, check for debris in the pan where the water collects. Removing the debris may do the trick. RAY: If there’s no visible debris in that pan, the debris may be further downstream, in the rubber

tubes that carry the water to the ground. I wouldn’t blow compressed air in there, because you may blow the tube right off. TOM: So if you haven’t done that already, Annah, take a thin piece of wire, like mechanic’s wire, and try working it down the tube and pushing out any debris that way. Then test it again with some water. RAY: If the tube itself has become disconnected – on its own, or due to Hurricane Annah’s compressed-air hose – then you may have to call in professional help. That requires pulling down the car’s headliner. Which actually isn’t very hard. No. But getting it back up is. And if you don’t want it to be sagging down onto your head and giving you bad-hair days forever after, it’s best to let a professional handle that job. Good luck. Got a question about cars? Write to Click and Clack – email them by visiting the Car Talk website at www.cartalk. com.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS DAILY TO DECEMBER 22 Aunt Leah’s Christmas Tree Sale, All Saint’s Anglican Church, 7405 Royal Oak Ave. (near Rumble Street). 1 to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday to Sunday.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27 Unique Japanese gift and kimono sale, Nikkei Heritage Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cres. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free parking, free admission, great Japanese items on sale. Info: yukoyos@hotmail.com or 604-736-0966. St. Helen’s Bazaar, in parish hall at 3871 Pandora St. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy fresh homemade baking, lunch and dinner, along with crafts, kids games, silent auction, raffle and much more. St. Stephen’s Church Annual Fall Fair, 9887 Cameron St. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Event to include homemade crafts, baking, new and near-new gifts, as well as a silent auction and raffles. No admission charge. Red Cross Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3400 Lake City Way. Fair to raise money to support medical equipment for children and youths in Red Cross’ short-term loan program. St. Thomas More Collegiate Christmas Craft Fair, 7450 12th Ave. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Event is by donation or nonperishable food donation. Features more than 125 crafters, free childminding, tea garden, bistro, used books, plants, entertainment and more.

Edmonds Santa Claus Parade, 1 p.m. beginning at Canada Way and continuing west to Linden Avenue. Kids carnival to follow at Richmond Park, rain or shine.

perishable food donation. Features more than 125 crafters, free childminding, tea garden, bistro, used books, plants, entertainment and more.

St. Timothy Anglican Church, Christmas Craft Sale and Muffin Madness Tea, 4550 Kitchener (at Willingdon), 2 to 4 p.m.

Riverview Preservation Society meeting, 1:15 to 3 p.m., 4595 Albert St. Protect the trees and save the land for people with mental illness and addictions. Info: 604-2998955.

Burnaby Potters’ Guild Christmas Show and Sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Capitol Hill Hall, 361 South Howard St. Free admission, light refreshments will be served. Info: Denise 604-434-4166 or 778882-4015.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28 Scandinavian Craft Fair, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St. Arts and crafts, Scandinavian specialties and refreshments, free admission. Info: 604-294-2777. Book signing, for Four Chefs, One Garden by Evaleen Jaager Roy, Scandinavian Craft Fair, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St. Book features gardening tips interwoven with recipes from four Vancouver superstars: Umberto, Tojo, Vikram Vij and Michel Jacob. St. Helen’s Bazaar, in parish hall at 3871 Pandora St. 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy fresh homemade baking, lunch and dinner, along with crafts, kids games, silent auction, raffle and much more. St. Thomas More Collegiate Christmas Craft Fair, 7450 12th Ave. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Event is by donation or non-

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Burnaby Potters’ Guild Christmas Show and Sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Capitol Hill Hall, 361 South Howard St. Free admission, light refreshments will be served. Info: Denise 604-434-4166 or 778882-4015.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29 Health Alerts at Bonsor Seniors Centre (55+), 6550 Bonsor Ave. 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. includes drop-in blood pressure clinic, exercise and presentation. Info: 604-4391456.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4 St. Alban’s Anglican Church Good Olde Fashioned Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 7717 19th Ave. Event to include tea, crafts, baking, children’s activities and more. Light Up the Heights, with strolling carollers and surprise visit from a Christmas guest. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tree lighting ceremony, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Heights Fountain Square (Hastings and MacDonald). Info: www. burnabyheights.com/ lightuptheheights. Swedish Canadian Manor Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the auditorium at 1812 Duthie Ave. Come for the crafts, baking, white elephant table, Christmas items

and more. Buckingham Elementary Christmas Craft Fair, 6066 Buckingham Ave, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Even includes bake sales, craft fair, kids games and cookie decorating.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5 Christmas With the Horses, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Burnaby Equestrian Centre, 9080 Avalon Ave. Join the Burnaby Horsemen’s Association for their ninth annual open house, which will include a parade of breeds, dressage demonstration and pony rides. Info: 604-421-6681.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 6 Drop-in blood pressure clinic, Bonsor Community Centre, 6550 Bonsor Ave. 9:30 to 11:15 a.m., Includes weight monitoring, health info, mas-

sage, exercise and presentation, Let’s Travel to Africa. Info: 604-439-1456.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7 Book signing, for Four Chefs, One Garden by Evaleen Jaager Roy, Mandeville Garden Centre Gardenworks at 4746 Marine Dr. 6 to 10 p.m. Chicks, Cheese and Christmas ticketed event. Book features gardening tips interwoven with recipes from four Vancouver superstars: Umberto, Tojo, Vikram Vij and Michel Jacob.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8 B.C. Genealogical Society, meets at Edmonds Community Centre, Kingsway at Edmonds, 7:30 p.m. Visitors and new members of any age welcome. Introductory courses offered.

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2 Bonsor Singalong, includes instrument playing, dancing and refreshments. No fee. Held at Bonsor Recreation Complex, 1 to 3 p.m. South Burnaby United Church Thrift Shop Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Church located at corner of Rumble and Gray, with clothing, housewares, books, toys and more. Donations welcome. Drop-in blood pressure clinic, Edmonds Community Centre for 55+, 7282 Kingsway, 10 to 11:45 a.m. Includes health info and consultation, chair exercises and presentation

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Burnaby/New Westminster Newcomers and Friends Club, welcomes women new to the area, as well as longtime residents. For info on time and location, call Lenore at 604-294-6913. Burnaby Women’s Connection Christmas Luncheon, noon at the Scandinavian Centre, 6540 Thomas St. Music and entertainment by Ashley and Alistair Milne, speaker is Amy Burslem on A Touch of Christmas Memories. Reservations: Aileen 604-9311712. Cost $15.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9 Bonsor Singalong, includes instrument playing, dancing and refreshments. No fee. Held at Bonsor Recreation Complex, 1 to 3 p.m. South Burnaby United Church Thrift Shop Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Church located at corner of Rumble and Gray, with clothing, housewares, books, toys and more. Donations welcome. Drop-in Blood Pressure clinic, Edmonds Community Centre for 55+, 7282 Kingsway, 10 to 11:45 a.m. Includes health info and consultation, chair exercises and presentation on managing osteoarthritis. Info: 604-524-9060.

ONGOING Painters’ drop-in session, open studio, Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon, Confederation Centre for 55-plus, 4585 Albert St. Info: 604-294-1936.

Multilingual case management, an employment counselling program offered by the Immigrant Services Society, funded by the federal government, with one-onone employment counselling in English, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Punjabi, Hindi and Farsi. Info: 604-684-2504. Positive Thinkers Toastmasters, helping you master the art of public speaking, meeting Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the B.C. Hydro building, 333 Dunsmuir St., second floor. Call Debbie, 604-876-3542 or visit www.positivethinkers.ca. Burnaby Hospice Society, offers grief support groups, including an ongoing group for those who have lost a spouse (Tuesday mornings) and an ongoing walking group (Wednesday mornings). Information: 604-4335502. Learning Disabilities Association of B.C., Vancouver chapter, offers classes for students who are behind or are challenged by reading, writing, spelling and mathematics. LDAV is a nonprofit group serving Burnaby, Richmond, Vancouver and the North Shore. Call Melissa Rockson, 604-873-8139 or email programs@ldav.ca. Burnaby Cribbage Club, meets Tuesdays, 7 p.m. in the Royal Canadian Legion No. 148, 4356 Hastings St. Information: Gordon, 604241-5711. The Burnaby Writers’ Circle, meets at Confederation Centre, 4585 Albert St., giving a chance for those 55-plus

to write their autobiographies or short stories. All meetings take place the first Wednesday of each month, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

izing to favourite oldies music with a live band. On alternating Mondays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Cameron Seniors’ Recreation Centre, 9523 Cameron St. Info: 604420-6478.

Cribbage, Fridays at 6:45 p.m. at Edmonds Community Centre for 55-plus, 7282 Kingsway, membership required. Info: Pam Harker, 604-454-0332.

Burnaby Toasters Toastmasters Club, meets Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at city hall in the clerk’s conference room, visitors welcome. Contact Bruce Till at 604-789-6555 or Anne Waller at 604-294-7497 or visit www.burnabytoasters. org.

B.C. Epilepsy, needs volunteers for support programs, and also offers support and education programs for those who are looking for help. Call 604-875-6704.

Navy League Cadets, registration for boys and girls ages nine to 12 at Annacis Island Training Centre, 535 Derwent Way, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Info: 604-589-4313.

Used furniture and clothing pickup, by the Progressive Housing Society, 604-4339522. The Burnaby Writers’ Society, meets for workshops on the second Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m. in Studio 210, Shadbolt Centre. New members and drop-in visitors are always welcome.

Anchor Toastmasters, meets Monday nights at Broadway Church, 2400 Broadway Ave., Vancouver, 7:15 p.m. in Room 108. Info: Bernie, 604-464-4415 or thelonepostman@yahoo.ca.

Volunteer Grandparents, recruiting volunteers over 50 to be a role model to a child, both in a classroom setting and as a valued family member. For information, call 604-736-8271 or visit www. volunteergrandparents.ca.

Vancouver scoliosis support group, offering information and support for children with scoliosis and their families, call 604-924-1740 or e-mail erica97@shaw.ca. Seniors’ carpet bowling, Mondays and Thursdays, 1-3 p.m., Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave. Info: 604-439-5517.

Narcotics Anonymous, is a fellowship of men and women who meet regularly to help each other stay clean, all welcome, the only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using. Information: 604-873-1018.

Drug Rehab Resource, information and referral service for drug and alcohol addiction, call 1-866-649-1594 or go to www.drugrehabresource.net.

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40 Karter has the formula 41 Big Sky the limit for PSU 43 SFU dominate awards SECTION COORDINATOR Tom Berridge, 604-444-3022 • tberridge@burnabynow.com

Swim team more important than self Tom Berridge

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ForAlexandraSchofield, winning the Burnaby district’s only gold medal at the B.C. high school swim championships took a second place to what it took to just get there. The17-year-oldBurnaby Mountain Secondary student and Simon Fraser Aquatics club swimmer expected to be on the podium following the open girls’ 100-metre butterfly final. Schofield took first place in the event in a winning time of 1:03.54, nearly two seconds ahead of the next fastest swimmer. She also made final swims in the open freestyle and backstroke races at the provincials held in Nanaimo, coming fourth and fifth, respectively. But perhaps more important to Schofield were the results of her two Mountain teammates Cristian Cristurean and David Pinksy. The two Grade 9 Mountain students made up the other half of the Mountain swim team. Cristurean made the consolation finals in the open boys’ freestyle and individual medley. Pinsky was a consolation finalist in the 100m breaststroke.

Burnaby teams seventh at B.C. qualifier Tom Berridge

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Come fly with me: Burnaby Mountain senior Alexandra Schofield got a swim team going at her school just in time for the provincials. Now, she’s determined to keep it going. It was with a school team in mind that Schofield undertook the job to organize the group in time for the provincials. “I really wanted there to be a high school swim team. I always thought it was ridiculous that we had a swim academy but no swim team,” she said. Schofield decided to do something about it, but it took much longer than she had anticipated. “It wasn’t hard to get

the swimmers on board, but it was harder to get the teachers. That was difficult,” Schofield said. She found, without the help of an in-school sponsor, getting information and the necessary forms from B.C. School Sports was also a bit stressful. She succeeded in getting all the paperwork done just one week before the actual provincial qualifying meet was to be held. Now that Schofield suc-

ceeded in creating a swim team at Mountain, she is not about to let it become a one-year wonder. Schofield recently committed to the Simon Fraser University swim team next year and the close proximity of the two schools has her already formulating plans. “I really hope they have a swim team next year,” Schofield said. “It would be good for the school, I think. Next year, I might

come down and visit, and make sure they get on their horse. I’ll help out.” She notes the experience of racing against much older swimmers should benefit both Cristurean and Pinsky. Schofieldknowsbecause she has been there. A self-confessed lousy swimmer when she took her first plunge into competitive swimming, Swim Page 42

Knights to make eighth straight AA appearance Tom Berridge sports editor

St. Thomas More qualified for the B.C. high school AA girls’ volleyball championships for the eighth consecutive year. The senior Knights qualified following a second-place finish to St. Thomas Aquinas at the recent Lower Mainland championships.

STM lost just one league game all season to rival St. Patricks, but avenged the defeat in the league playoffs, downing the Vancouver independent on their home court. The Knights are led by four seniors, including Team B.C. alternate Pamela Ho, Sarah Hughes, Charmaine Amaba and Claire Power. “It (makes a difference). It total-

ly does,” said STM head coach Danielle Bohmeier of her seniors. “I have (a top finish) in my sights. We want to come top three.” The fact the Lower Mainland independent champs have not competed in many weekend tournaments this season might be an advantage, Bohemier added. “We’re going into the provincials where the rankings have us

at eighth. We’re coming in under the radar, a silent team. I hope the girls really show up. We should do well,” she said. “I have high hopes.” STM’s best-ever finish at the high school provincials was a third-place finish in 2006. The AA provincials will be held at Sa-Hali high school in Kamloops Dec. 1 to 4.

Seven proved an unlucky number for both the Burnaby North Vikings and Burnaby Central Wildcats quad A girls’ volleyball teams. Both North and Central finished the Lower Mainland AAAA volleyball championships in a tie for seventh place following defeats on the final day of the double-knockout provincial qualifying tournament at McRoberts Secondary in Richmond Saturday. The Vikings took West Vancouver to a tiebreaker in their final game before dropping a 12-25, 25-15, 15-9 decision to the North Shore wild-card winner. Central, No. 3 finishers in Pool B, had its moments but eventually fell in straight sets to Point Grey 25-18, 25-17. The Wildcats drew even at 18-18 on a Xhalida September service run in the opening game but could get no closer. In the second set, Point Grey shook off a 7-7 deadlock with a mini six-point streak midway through the match. “They’re just young. That’s all it comes down to,” said Central head coach Sharon Snow. “It sets them up for next year. They’ll think about this. They’ll get it next year.” Central moved into the championship round Volley Page 43


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On Wed. November 24, 2010 Lex Henderson peacefully passed away with family at his side. He is survived by his wife,Bina,six children Kelly (Cam), Colleen (Laurence), Maureen (Colin), Rick (Ann), Brian (Joan) and Kathy (Gert), 14 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, his sister Eileen Thome, and many nieces and nephews, predeceased by his sister Jean Glanville. Lex will be remembered as a compassionate educational leader, a sports enthusiast, a contributor to the community, the most loyal of friends and above all a dedicated family man. He has touched the hearts of countless people over the years and left aSPACE lasting imprint with all those he met. BOOKING Born in Vancouver and raised in South Burnaby, Lex was a teacher and For: KELLY school administrator in Burnaby from 1950-1985. As a young man Lex Rep: LBampton played softball and soccer, captaining the New Westminster Royals to the Ad#: 1282871 Dominion Cup Soccer Championship. Lex was an avid supporter and volunteer of many high school sports both locally and provincially. His community contributions included New Westminster School Board Trustee, president of New Westminster and District Concert Band, and after retirement volunteer driver for the Cancer Society. A constant in Lex’s life was sharing his passion for outdoor activities with family, friends and newcomers - camping, fishing, crabbing, outdoor fires, gardening. Lex was a man of great character. He will be deeply missed by the many who loved him, children and adults alike. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wed. December 1, 2010 at Roma Hall 940 Ewen Ave. New Westminster. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lex Henderson Scholarship Fund at Burnaby School District, 5325 Kincaid St. Burnaby B.C.V5G 1W2

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Last week was Technology Careers Week promoting careers in technology, science and engineering. Here are a couple of good websites to help you explore careers and job opportunities in technology. BC Work Futures for Trades & Technical Occupations: Gregg Taylor http://www.workfutures.bc.ca This is a relatively new and updated site with career information specific to BC (search ‘technology’or ‘trades’ in the “Search Profiles” box on the home page). There are dozens of profiles of trade and technical occupations. In these profiles you'll get a sense of what the work is like, where training is available and what employment prospects look like for these occupations in the immediate future. Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC’s TechWorks: http://techworks.asttbc.org/careerprofiles.html Check out the 23 career profiles on this association website. Recently updated profiles include: Biological Sciences Technology, Biomedical Engineering Technology, Building Design, Building Technology, Chemical Technology, Civil Technology, Construction Safety, Electrical Technology, Electronics Technology, Environmental Technology, Fire Protection, Forest Resources Technology, Gas & Petroleum Technology, Geomatics Technology, House & Property Inspection, Industrial Technology, Mechanical Technology, Metallurgical Technology, Mining Technology, Public Works Inspection, and Site Improvements Surveys. These websites provide information about growth careers in the technology sector. The challenge, of course, is knowing what career, job or sector is really the best fit for you. If you are unsure of your best career fit, call our office about career planning programs and services in your community. For help finding the work you love, call Transitions Career & Business Consultants, coordinators of The Transitions Program, a free 3 week career exploration program available to all unemployed people at 604-434-1177 or 604-681-2774

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Intellectual pursuits have top priority. That includes cultural, far travel, educational, publishing, advertising, religious, philosophical and legal affairs. These might run into a couple of unexpected glitches or shocks early and deep into this week, so time your actions for Dec. 4 onward. Government agencies, or your own “background” might be involved. Dive into chores Sunday/Monday, so you’ll have more time when opportunities and exciting emotional prospects appear (Tuesday/Wednesday). Depths, mysteries, sex, other people’s money Friday/Saturday: you might hit a mother lode! Taurus April 20-May 20: Life’s mysteries, research, depth psychology, subconscious desires, lust, finances tied to other people (e.g., stocks, marriage finances, inheritances) rise in importance. These might be imperilled this week, especially if you began a related venture in November. You might need to take quick “crisis action” Thursday/Friday. Or, you could be free of any problems – if so, wait until Saturday onward to plunge into these areas, and/or to make a commitment, change your lifestyle, or invest. Work succeeds midweek. Friendships, loves (and everything listed above) are lucky Friday p.m.! Gemini May 21-June 20: Excitement! You could take major steps in a romance or more mature relationship now, or you might face and seize a huge opportunity such as relocation, a public appearance, a business negotiation/contract. But be aware: you might succeed, and the payment is stress. Or it all might blow up (Sunday-Tuesday a.m. or Thursday/Saturday) especially if this situation began in November. But if it blows up: so what? It clears away six years of tension, liberates you – laugh at life! Midweek’s romantic. Saturday begins, small but growing, the workable opportunities, attractions. Optimism arrives!

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Emotionally, a rest period is over. Now you begin two months of intensified, active, communicating, sweet (and sometimes angry, or more likely, competitive) attraction. But don’t lose sight of your main necessity for the next three weeks: work and health. These two – and your dependents, and machinery – face one or two crises or dilemmas this week (Sunday-Tuesday and Thursday/Friday). Be very careful with electricity, computers, driving, tools, especially late week. A project might demand precise, tense attention to complete: give this, and succeed. Romance whispers Thursday/Friday! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: What seemed so romantically alluring in November might meet unexpected events or sexual reactions. Or, speculation and investment quality conflict; or creative urges, projects might trip over the realities that research discovers. Whatever went so brilliantly in November meets the unexpected by Thursday. Leo, whatever happens: 1) be ethical, honest; 2) be alert, realistic. These should show you the right way. Money needs care Sunday/ Monday. Communications, travel, life’s easy Tuesday/ Wednesday. Home, safety, take no chances Thursday! Friday heals. Saturday, love, success begin. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: I warned you some weeks ago that domestic, property, security and family projects (especially those initiated in November) might hit a shock or snag by this week. It could be a crisis, or simply a snag that needs ironing out. Be patient, diplomatic. Sunday/Monday your energy is high, but everyone seems independent, ready for an argument. Thursday/Friday communications, errands flow swiftly, but an unexpected event could capsize the apple cart. Drive carefully Friday dawn, avoid unsafe tools, avoid computers. Friday p.m., love/ friendship luck! After a hectic week, relax at home Saturday.

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Continues on next page ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The main emphasis lies on communications, paperwork, errands, travel, siblings and casual friends. These areas face one or two challenges this week, especially Sunday/Monday (philosophical or legal differences?) and Thursday/ Friday (romantic, creative conflicts?). In everything (communication, travel, etc.) your intention is all tied up with a partnership urge – but it is this urge that is really causing unexpected events or disagreements. Somehow, it (the urge to join or merge) is fighting the work you need to get done. By Friday p.m., the conflict’s over, and money luck flows! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Unexpected events could throw a monkey wrench into your money projects, particularly any projects you began in November, especially Sunday/Monday and Thursday/Friday. Do NOT purchase machinery or high tech items before Friday noon. The problem comes from your desire, hidden or not, to seek pleasure, romance, adventure or to take a gamble. You might face a choice: chase romance, or guard your money, gamble or keep your bank account, etc. Despite events, you’ll be optimistic, happy Sunday/Monday! Rest, contemplate mid-week. Your energy, charisma soar Thursday/Friday – this eve’s lucky! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Watch your temper – you’re riding a wave of energy, charisma, hope, loving emotions and creative, gambling pizzazz – but this could make you impatient, too, especially with parents/kids, domestic situations, real estate, security provisions. These have caused you stress and tension for seven years, and you’re at the fed-up stage! So there might be one last explosion, especially Sunday/ Monday or Thursday/Friday. Listen: be safe, but don’t repress your temper. Have a tantrum, then look for common ground. You’ll find it Friday eve, successfully start to implement it Saturday onward.

Nov. 28 - Dec. 4 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Messages, information (or distribution realities) might interfere with a plan that involved government, an institution, or a “retreat.” Protect yourself from gossip. Take care in writing, speech, driving and with electrical tools. The most “accident prone days are Sunday, Monday and Friday (morning). This is a time of rest, solitude, peace and contemplation – seek an environment that promotes these. That said, your social popularity begins to revive, and you grow more talkative, more interested in wisdom and learning. Complete obligations. Happiness, optimism visit Friday! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: A conflict between your hopes and your “available cash” might reach a climax this week, especially Sunday/Monday and Thursday/ Friday. Well, reality is reality, you gotta work with what you have. Once you accept this, you can start achieving, and your hopes will rise. In general, your popularity is rising, light romance visits, and your money picture does keep getting better! Bosses, VIPs and parents favour you again, into January – take advantage (especially Friday!). Tackle governmentrelated chores now, as a slow-down will commence here soon. Love, Tuesday/Wednesday, Saturday! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Relationships need patience, gentleness early week. A temperamental boss, parent or VIP could act now, especially Sunday to Tuesday (argument) and Thursday/Friday (sudden action). Be alert, good-natured, diplomatic – deflect attacks. (A VIP’s motive? Perhaps a suspicion that you are money-hungry. Deeper, it’s a power struggle.) Wisdom, gentle love, and a travel, legal or educational project return, lasting to early January. These are lucky Friday p.m. Friends begin to appear. Still, your main December goal is career, ambition. Secrets, revelations, “major money” Tuesday/Wednesday. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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Montessori School 1630 Edinburgh St., New West.

• Ages 2½ - 6 Years Old • Preschool & Kindergarten • Full Montessori Curriculum

604.516.7777

3507

Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds. www. abetterlifedogrescue.com

Pets - Other

LAB PUPPIES ready to go vet ✔ dewormed & vac. yellow, choc & blk females $475. 604-793-5185

HEATED HOODED cat bed, and adjustable black soft sided carrying case. 604-824-8487

REWARD FOR LOST PAPILLION last seen Gov rd Nth Bby Nov 11 778-882-7439

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652

Dogs

6 BEAUTIFUL CHOCOLATE LAB PUPS pure bred, english style, CKC reg’d, $750. Ready for their new homes. Call Glenn 604-230-5136

ADORABLE POMERANIAN puppies, very sweet, 1st shots, 2 left $450.. 604-636-4238

4051

Metaphysical

LOVE! MONEY! LIFE! #1 Psychics! 1-877-478-4410 CreditCards/Deposit $3.19/min 18+ 1-900-783-3800 www.mysticalconnections.ca

4062 LAB PUPS, yellow, m/f, shots, dewormed, $450. family raised Call 604-701-1587

Registered Massage Services

TRAINED MASSEUSE $55/hr, Call Kathy 778-885-5254 www.massagebykathy.info

4060 LAB PUPS CKC Reg’d Yellows & Blacks Good Temp. Shots & Tattooed. $750. 604-377-0820

Mind,Body&Soul

ORIENTAL THERAPY Shiatsu & Reiki, $50/hr, Healing and Relaxation. 778-858-7686

LABRADOODLE PUPPIES for sale. Family-farm raised, great family dog, low-shedding. Vetchecked, de-wormed, 1st shots. $600. 778-888-9132 LAB/RETR. PUPS:FIRST shots/ dewormed. 3 black males left. 7wks on Nov.29. 604-856-8636

RARE! CHOCOLATE, Blue French Bulldogs, 604-802-6934 www.westcoastrarebulldogs.com RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK pups, 1 shots, dewormed, only 3 left $1000. Ph 604-845-4113

Microsoft Small Business Specialist Your ONE - STOP IT solutions center. Free consultation. Reliance Systems 604-800-0218 www.rsacomputing.com

5010

Business for Sale

BAKERY with Retail Space & Parking REQUIRED for existing 20 year bakery business with mature business woman. Reasonable rent with Long Term Lease. Please call Chris 778-899-7437

DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM We help Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of you credit. Steady income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering bankruptcy? Call us first 1-877-220-3328 Free consultation. Government approved program, BBB member

Cut Your Debt by up to 70% DEBT Forgiveness Program Avoid Bankruptcy, Stops Creditor Calls. Much lower Payments at 0% Interest. We work for You, not Your Creditors.

AUSTRALIAN BLUE HEELER pups. 1st shots, vet ✔, ready to go. View parents. 604-572-7249

BICHON FRIESE PUPS, 2 males p/bred unreg. 9 wks, 1st shots, homebreed $500 604-376-8327

BLACK LAB puppies 1 shots, dewormed, PB non reg, $300. 604-819-1729 or 604-794-3438 BOXERS, CKC reg. show champion lines, 9 flashy brindle males, 2 reverse, chip, wormed & shots, ready Nov 12. 604-987-0020

FEMALE MALTIPOO. 2 Yrs old. Sweet tempered. Fully trained. All shots. $600. Call 604-514-3598

6020-01

Real Estate

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$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $99,900 597-8361 id4714 Maple Ridge spotless 947sf 1br condo above snrs cent 55+ $219,900 466-1882 id5262 Sry Sullivan Mews ground lvl 1200sf 2br 2ba tnhse, 55+complex $220K 834-6935 id5136 Sry Open House Sat 12-4, #104 6363-121st Boundary Park updated 1064sf 2br 2ba condo, hot tub $272K 597-8724 id5191 Sry E Newton 1 acre lot with 2600sf 6br 2.5ba bungalow $479,900 778-549-2056 id5198 Sry Newton Investor Alert, 2 homes on 3/4 acre lot, subdivide? $700K 596-6572 id5260 S. Surrey 1700sf 2 or 3br 2.5ba exec gated townhome, 19+ $434,900 809-5974 id5265 Sry Panorama 2675sf 4br home on subdividable 7724sf lot $469K 778-999-3387 id5272 Sry Newton 7500sf 14br 9ba home w/suites, 10,000sf lot $799K 604-825-3280 id5273

NEED CASH AND OWN A VEHICLE?

You keep your keys and drive away with cash. Call Got Keys? Got Cash! (604) 760-9629

http://www.gotkeysgotcash.com

5040

Business Opps/ Franchises

#1 JANITORIAL FRANCHISE Customers, (Office Cleaning), Training and support. Financing. www.coverall.com 604-434-7744 info@coverallbc.com

5060

Legal Services

#1 IN PARDONS Remove your criminal record. Express Pardons offers the FASTEST pardons, LOWEST prices, and it’s GUARANTEED. BBB Accredited. FREE Consultation Toll-free: 1-866-416-6772 www.ExpressPardons.com

5070

Money to Loan

Get Cash Today!

★ ALERT: WE BUY HOUSES ★ Foreclosure Help! Debt Relief! No Equity! Don’t Delay! Call us First! 604-657-9422

We Will Take Over Your Payment Until We Sell Your Property. No Fees. Call Kristen today (604) 786 - 4663

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

SIBERIAN HUSKY Timberwolf pups, $1,100. 250-295-6280 normanstd@yahoo.com SMALL FLUFFY PODDLE X, Male & Female. Ready to Go. $500/each. Bby 604-521-2797

Cares! The Burnaby Now and New West Record have partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.

Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of

MARY SOON,

deceased, formerly of 702 - 5652 Patterson Ave., Burnaby, V5H 4C8. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Mary Soon must file with Gerald Soon, Executor, of 8662 - 162A St. Surrey, BC V4N 1B7 on or before Dec. 17, 2010 after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor has notice. Gerald Soon, Executor

6505

Apartments & Condos

BACH. & 1 Bdrm Apts. $600 & $700, h/w & basic cable inc. NO PETS, 1 Yr lease, Ref Req, u/g parking avail. 604-525-2599 MAPLE RIDGE Bright Lrg 1 BR & 2 BR, heat, hot water, cbl incls, Avail Now. 778-846-1169 N. WEST, Lrg 1 BR $895 & 2 BR $1095, hdwd flrs, heat hot/water & cable. Cat OK. Nr transit, quiet bldg. Av now. Jim 604-728-2086

6508

Apt/Condos

700 PARK CRESCENT

5505

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Legal/Public Notices

By virtue of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act, Mundies Towing, Storage & Service (1976) Ltd. will dispose of: 1) 2008 Ford Focus SN: 1FAHP35N38W168184 RO: Tammy Batremba Scott. 1) 1970 Travel Air Trailer SN: 220525332R RO: Branko Brian Sukunda Units may be viewed and bids to be submitted on Monday December 6, 2010 at 5917 Thorne Avenue Burnaby, B.C. between 10:00am to 3:00 pm. All written bids to Mundies Towing, 5917 Thorne Ave, Burnaby, B.C. V3N 2T8.

6020-01

Real Estate

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

❏WE BUY HOMES❏

Any Price, Any Location Any Condition. No Fees! No Risk! (604) 812-3718 OR (604) 786-4663

6040

6052 www.bcforeclosures.com 5 BR home from $18,000 down $1,800/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock

6020-34

Surrey

6030

Okanagen/ Interior

OKANAGAN VIEW ACREAGE 10 acre view property, eastern hillside, upper Carmi Road (lot 4 Deerfield) Penticton, BC.. on school bus route, 6 km Paved Road to Penticton Regional Hospital. Power to Property Line. 1000 +/- Foot Frontage on Paved Road. City View and Okanagan Lake. View North to Peachland. Own your own piece of the beautiful Okanagan Valley for $375,000. Contact owners donaclair@shaw.ca

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

Real Estate Investment

★Less Than perfect credit OK★ Low down payment, I have a nice home for you! Rent To OWN! Call Kim 604-628-6598

6070

Squamish/ Whistler

WHISTLER. $195,000. 1 BR condo. Reno’d. Walk to Creekside ski lifts. 1-604-907-1330 or email for pics: brianvs@telus.net

Lots & Acreage

BUILDING LOT, New West. 33’ x 130’. $75,000 in services paid! No HST! 4,240 total sq. feet. Priced to sell! $322,888. 604-726-0677

RENTALS PETS & LIVESTOCK

1 BEDROOMS

Starting at $935 Adult friendly building. Inste laundry, visual intercom, gated parking. Near shops & bus. Includes hotwater & storage. Sorry No Pets!!

Call 604-522-3391

329 SHERBROOKE SHERBROOKE ST. 329 ST. NEW WESTMINSTER WESTMINSTER NEW

CALL Bach.,FOR 1 &A VIEWING 2 Bdrm. TODAY! Suites 1 Bedrooms from $880 870 Heat/Water included, Water & heat included. parking avail. Close to skytrain, No smoking, no pets. shopping just a walk away. CloseSmall to Royal pet Columbian okay. bus/skytrain. “O”Hospital, Security Deposit. Call for details.

RENTALS 604-522-9139 604-931-3273 www.caprent.com

6508

6508

Apt/Condos

1 & 2 BR, 1180 Landsdowne Dr. $895 up, carpets, drapes, balc./ patio, outdoor pool, tennis crt, NO PET. nr Coq Ctre, 604-942-2865

BBY, HIGHGATE. Clean 1 BR, fridge/stove, parking. $780/mo. No pets. Avail now. 604-803-9104 BBY, Lougheed Mall. 1 BR, $850 incl ht & h/w. ns/np, new bath & tile, storage, Dec 1. 604-779-3882

Apt/Condos

BBY METROTOWN 1 BR & 2 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-848-1790 BBY METROTOWN 1 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. $775 Inc heat/hot water. 778-994-2334

COQ. 2 BR $875, 1 BR $800, Dec 1, incls d/w, heat, parking. Call 778-990-7079, 604-521-8249 COQ BLUE MOUNTAIN, 1 BR apt, $800 incls heat, nr bus, n/s, n/p, Avail Immed. 604-467-2157

1 & 2 BEDROOM APT

on Balmoral Street avail. Close to trans, Highgate Mall & shopping. Rent incls heat & h/w. Refs req’d. Reno’d stes avail. Wheelchair accessible. Ana 778-859-0798 or Bayside Property Office 604-432-7774 for more info or to view.

1021 HOWAY ST. NEW WESTMINSTER

$ 11Bdrm 799 & 2 from Bdrms $ 959 2 Bdrms from starting at $810

50%Include OFF 1st month 2 bdrm suites heat, forhot water, Include hotintercom. water, D/W, gym heat, & visual D/W, gym & visual intercom. U/G parking & storage avail. U/GNear parking & storage avail. transit/Skytrain Near&transit/Skytrain shopping. & shopping. Move-in bonus.Call for details. Call for details. Follow us on twitter.com/capreit Pet Friendly Community

RENTALS 778-783-0258 604-521-8831 www.caprent.com

Apt/Condos

Refreshingly Clean Meticulously Maintained

Surrey Gardens Apartments for your new one bedroom home www.GreatApartments.ca It’sFrom time to$690.00 discover

6508

BBY, METROTOWN. 1 - 2 BR. Clean, quiet bldg. Incl heat/hot water. Immed. 778-323-0237

BBY LOUGHEED Mall, 23rd flr, 1 BR, avail immed, Inste W/D, prkg. $1050. NS/NP. 604-250-5535

NEW WESTMINSTER

LEGALS PETS & LIVESTOCK

Houses - Sale

● DIFFICULTY SELLING?●

High Pymts/Expired Listing/No Equity?

604-777-5046 ROTTWEILER PUPPIES, CKC Reg. Malti V-1 rated, top blood lines, Health Cert. 604-535-9994

6020

SURREY, Bridgeview. Rancher 3 BR, 2 bath, sep garage, fenced yard, $235,000. 50 x 120sf lot. Call ★ 604-580-3127

www.4pillars.ca

Use your vehicle as collateral Borrow up to $10,000!

5505

BERNESE MOUNTAIN Dog Pups, vet ✔ 1st shots, dewormed. $950. Chwk. 1-604-794-3561

Houses - Sale

Call 1-866-690-3328

Real Car Cash Loans ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $350+. 604-590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

6020

Financial Services

5035

Cats

CATS for ADOPTION Royal City Humane Society. 604-524-6447 www.rchs.bc.ca

3508

YORKIE OR Yorkie X Maltese Toy size, local, 604-590-3727 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

3545 JENNY - Lab Ret/Kelpie X/Large/ Young/Female. Sweet energetic girl needs a break. Easy in the home. Loves hiking/swimming/ toys/hugs. playful growl & boisterous with other dogs. Wary of strangers/new situations & will alert bark. Blooms with consistent handlers. A more rural, quiet home may be best. Visit the dogs at Vancouver Animal Shelter 1280 Raymur Ave 604-871-6885.

REAL ESTATE

DIY WEBSITE All the tools you will ever need at http://www.IansDomains.com

CARE SOLUTIONS INC. Professionally screened Nannies & Caregivers. Part and full time available.

Computer/ Internet

Owner Managed Sorry, No Pets

Call for details! 604-589-7040

1MONTH FREE*

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

office: 604 524-8174 cell: 604 813-8789 AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation. office: 604 936-3907

AMBER (W)

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

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

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

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

Rentals

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RENTALS PETS & LIVESTOCK 6508

Apt/Condos

COQ WW PLAT, 2 BR top flr, 2 baths, nr Douglas College & Pintree, u/g prkg, incls w/d, gas & h/w, $1280. 604-945-0559

COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

office: 604 936-1225

Family Living WHITGIFT GARDENS 1 BR, (80% adult bldg), $750. 2 BR fr $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.

604 939-0944

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

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

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

NEW WEST

St Andrews Street 1 BR Apt, Large balcony, updated, nr transit & amens. Available now. 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

6508

Apt/Condos

NEW WEST, Cozy Bacherlor g/lvl ste, $610 incls heat, h/w & cbl, no balcony, nr transit, Douglas College, Refs. 604-521-1636 NEW WEST. Reno 1 BR New Appl’s etc. N/P, From $745-$825 inc. HT/HW 604-724-8353 ROYAL VIEW APTS 1 BR & 2BR. Updated & well managed. By Metrotown. N/P. 604 430-0630, 778-995-7787

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.

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge Large units. Close to Golden Ears Bridge. Great view of River

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

BONSOR APTS Renovated high rise, concrete building. Penthouse, 1 BR & 2 BR available. Very close to Metrotown, Skytrain & Bonsor swimming pool. Rent includes heat, hot water. Refs req’d.

Contact Natalie 778-230-9037

or Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774

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

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

CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

EL PRESIDENTE

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

6515

Duplexes - Rent

BBY, NORTH. Clean 2 BR, g/lvl. Nr SFU. Big back yard. Nice area. Ns/np. Immed. 604-253-0168 COQ AUSTIN/MIDVALE, Newly Reno’d 5 BR Duplex, 2.5 baths, garage, lots of prkg, $2100, N/s, N/p. nr all amens, Avail immed. 604-421-4556, 604-340-2748

6540

Houses - Rent

BBY, Central. Large 3 BR, upper flr. 2 baths, f/p, priv w/d, covered sundeck, prkg. $1,500/mo + ½ util. N/s, small pets ok. Nr BCIT, SFU, BGH, Skytrain & bus. Dec 1. 604-563-1231 or 604-298-6874

CANTERBURY COURT

Fifth Ave, New West 1 BR $785. 2 BR $935. Lrg, bright, well maint bldg. Rent includes heat, hot water & cable. N/P. Central New West.

CALL 604 519-1095 Professionally Managed by Colliers International

6540

Houses - Rent

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● COQUITLAM - 218 Allard St. 2 bdrm HANDY MAN SPECIAL!!! HOUSE, bsmt/2 sheds..$1,388/M NEW WEST- 1722-6th Av 2 bdrm HOUSE w/1 suite 2 f/p,Long term finance, new roof, RT-1..$1,988/M SURREY- 6297 134 St. Solid 4 bdrm HOUSE w/3 bdrm suite on 1/4 acre lot with views... $1,688/M

SOUTH SURREY- 15532 Madrona Dr 3 bdrm, HOUSE, quiet st, huge yard, dbl gar, 2 y.o. roof....$1,388/M CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M Call (604)812-3718 or (604)786-4663

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

6450

Miscellaneous Rentals

GATED PARKING AVAILABLE

BBY, EAST. 2 BR, 2 lvls, 4 appl, big sundeck, garage. Smoking ok, pets ok. Near bus. $1600/mo + util. Avail Dec 1st. 604-809-3750 BBY NORTH 5 BR house, 4537 Frances St, $1800, Avail Now, w/d, nr all ammens, 604-551-4759 aft 4pm

CALL 604 723-8215 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

POCO, Own BR / bath, $475 + cable, incls utils, W/D, share home. N/S, N/P. 778-216-1727 ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 1800 sqft Townhouse in Port Moody, w/d, $650 incls utils, cable & internet, parking, indoor pool, nr SFU & Lougheed Mall. Avail Dec 1 or Dec 15. Call 778-846-5275

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM bsmt suite for rent $800/mnth. Includes separate entry, in-suite laundry, utilities, and cable/internet. NS/NP Would suit single women Ref. Required. 778-320-0055 3 BR, 2 Ba, top flr, exc cond never rented. s/room, Renfrew & 1st $1750+util Dec. 604-603-5082 BBY 1 BR bsmt ste, shower only, shared w/d, nr BCIT, N/P, $625 incl hydro & ht. ABSOLUTELY N/S. Avail Dec 1. 1-604-820-8664

BBY, 22ND/BOUNDARY. 2 BR, sep W/D. Nr BCIT. Ns/np. $1000 incl hydro/cbl. Immed. Refs. 778-389-9925 or 604-879-1454

BBY, EAST. 2 BR, grd/lvl. Shared W/D. Near bus stop and schools. $895/mo + utils. Ns/np. Dec 1st. 604-789-6318, 604-521-1008

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

604 420-5636 www.montecitotowers.com

COQ, Blue Mtn/ Como Lake. 3 BR, upper flr. 1.5 baths, big deck, 6 appl. $1,490/mo + 2/3 utils. Ns/ np. Near schools. 604-939-6077 M RIDGE 4 br, 2 bath + family rm, ldry, reno’d, big yard, lots of prkg, n/s $1350+util now 604-720-2977

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY, METROTOWN. Newer 2 BR, f/bath. Sh’d w/d. Ns/np. $950 incl util. Now. 604-377-8687 BBY N. Dundas/Madison: 2BR dn, new reno; $750/mo + utils. ns/ np. Refs. Immed. 604-377-7823.

BBY N, Nr BCIT/skytrn, 2 BR, sh’d W/D, alarm, f/p. NS/NP Now. $1000 incl util. 604-299-8687

COQ WW PLATEAU, 2 BR bsmt ste, n/s, small pet ok, full bath, $900 + 1/3 utils. 778-898-0701 NEW WEST, Queensborough. 2 BR, grd/level bsmt. Private entry. Shared w/d. Ns/np. Near bus & Skytrain. Suits 2 people. $775 incl hydro/heat. Call 604-307-9350

NEW WEST, Queensborough. Clean & spac 1 BR bsmt. Ns/np, no w/d. $700/mo incl hydro/cbl. Nr Wal-Mart. Dec 1st. 604-306-3057 NEW WEST, Westside. 2 BR, grd/lvl. Ns/np. Includes util/cable. Available now. 604-522-1896

POCO, Southside. 2 BR, upper floor. Full bath, shared w/d. Ns/ np. $850/mo + util. 604-941-7794 POCO, Stafford/Shaughnessy. 1 BR ste. $775 incl heat & elec. Avail Now. 604-941-8344 PORT MOODY 2 BR ste, College Park area, incls w/d, N/s, N/p, immed, $895/mo. 604-551-7831

PT COQ. 2 BR, f/ba, f/p, priv w/d. Great view! Ns/np. $950mo incl utls. Avail Dec 1. 604-944-1479

POCO CENTER. 2 BR gr lev, own W/D, patio. Avail now. $850 incls utls, cbl. NS/NP. 778-245-8016 POCO. Reno’d 3 BR upper flr, 2 baths, storage. $1290/mo + 60% util. Dec 1. Ns/Np. 604-375-9857

6605

Townhouses Rent

NEW WEST Queens Ave, 2 BR T/H, $935/mo, Immed, N/P, quiet complex, 604 522-4123

WOODLAND PARK

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

Contact 604-939-0221 woodland@rentmidwest.com

6605

Townhouses Rent

POCO 2 BR T/H, $755/mo & 5 BR for $1,190. Quiet-family complex, no pets. Avail now. 604-464-0034 SFU $1750/MTH, 1100Sqft,10Ft Ceil, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 2 prkg, w/d, gas, pics avl. adawson78@gmail.com

6615

Wanted To Rent

Wanted 2 BR Bsmt Suite in New West, for pensioner who has loud cockatoo, 778-858-1234

RIVERS INLET PT MOODY 221 Angela Dr. 1 BR grd lev, 900sf, share w/d, prkg, $795 incl utils. Now. Pet ok, n/s. 5mins L’heed Mall. 778-688-2594

PT MOODY, Heritage Mtn, New 1 BR ste, spac, bright, no WD, NS/ NP. $750 incls utl. 778-863-2502

Townhouses

(Coquitlam Centre area)

• 2 BR Townhouse • 3 BR Townhouse 1.5 bath, 2 levels, 5 appls, carport. Sorry no pets.

Call 604-942-2012

BAKERY with Retail Space & Parking REQUIRED for existing 20 year bakery business with mature business woman. Reasonable rent with Long Term Lease. Please call Chris 778-899-7437

HOME SERVICES

8010

Alarm/Security

ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.

8030

Carpentry

HOME IMPROVEMENTS Renos to Handyman’s Service Call Ray 604-418-4208 * RENOS * Bsmt refinish * Drywall * Bath Tiles * Windows * Doors * Stairs. Call Norm 604-437-1470

8055

Cleaning

#1 QUALITY Cleaning Service Homes & Business. Senior Disc. Low Rates. 604 724-8998 A.S.B.A ENTERPRISE Comm/ Res, Free Est, $20/hr incls supplies, Insured, 604-723-0162 EXP CLEANING ladies avail 7 days/wk. Bonded. Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond 604-928-0025

8060

Concrete

CONCRETE & ASPHALT

• Removal & Replace • Free Disposal • Free Estimates • Quality Guaranteed • Fully Insured • Commercial / Residential

LMD Ltd. 604-540-6567

ASPHALT & CONCRETE REMOVAL /JACK HAMMERING Call Tobias 604 782-4322

BBY NORTH Bach g/lvl ste, all new appls & kitchen, $650 incls all utils, ns/np, Now, 604-716-4703

DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors discount. Friendly, family business, 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408

COQ Lrg 1 BR + Office, sh’d W/D. Nr SFU. $850 incls utils/cbl/net NS. Av Jan or Feb 778-232-6359

Suites/Partial Houses

N.WEST Queensborough NEW lrg 2 BR gr lev ste, sh’d W/D. $900 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-339-8616

BBY NORTH 2 BR g/lvl, all new appls & kitchen, $950 incls all utils, ns/np, Now, 604-716-4703

COQ 3 BR upr, 2ba, D/W, 1300sf, $1350 + 2/3 util, Sh’d W/D. NS/ NP. Avail now. 604 939-1116

6602

COQ Westwood Plateau. N/S, N/P. 2 BR, f/bath, $900 + 1/3 utils. Avail Immed. 778-847-7637

SUNNY CLEANING SERVICES, Reasonable rates, honest & thorough, Call 778-837-2942

COQ 2 BR grd lev, f/bath, priv entry, $1050 incls utils, own w/d, prkg. N/S, N/P. 604-931-3677

MONTECITO TOWERS

6602

New Westminster

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

GARDEN VILLA 1010 6th Ave, New West

To place your ad call

604-444-3000

8073

Drainage

DRAINAGE, SEWER & WATER ASPHALT & CONCRETE REM. Call Tobias 604 782-4322 Mia Casa − Drain Tile/Sewer Line Water Line Repairs / Replacement & Cleaning. Vince 604-941-6060, Al 604-783-3142

8073

Drainage

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

8075

Drywall

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

8080

Electrical

#1113 Low Cost Electric 522-3435 Comm/Res/Panel change Heating/Appl Repair. Lic & Bonded. # 104787 LIC. ELECTRICIAN For hire. Love small jobs. Great rates. Call 778-822-8710

#1167 LIC Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter, WCB, low rates, 24/7. 617-1774. ABACUS ELECTRIC.ca Lic Elect Contr 97222. 40 yrs exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493. LIC. ELECTRICIAN #37309 Commercial & residential renos & small jobs. 778-322-0934. QUALIFIED RESIDENTIAL & Commercial Electrical Contractor. Cert. 92294.. Nick 778-237-2132 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865 MINI-EXCAVATOR: Lot grading and levelling, concrete removal and demolition. 604-306-8599

8090

Fencing/Gates

West Coast Cedar Installations Fencing & Decking EST 1991

604-270-2358, Cell: 604-788-6458

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

8130

Handyperson

CENTRAL CREEK FLOORING

TRUSTED HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

604-878-5232

• Laminate/Hardwood Floors • Refinishing & Repairs • Free Estimates • New Installs Book before Dec. 15 & receive 15% off 604-432-1857 or 604-773-7811

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944 Golden Hardwood & Laminate Prof install, refinishing, sanding, and repairs. 778-858-7263

8125

Gutters

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

604-439-9417 EDGEMONT GUTTERS

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

604-420-4800 Established 1963

PRESSURE WASHING, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs Call George • 778-859-7793 PRP GUTTER CLEANING & GUTTER REPAIRS. Free estimates 604-764-0399

8130

Handyperson

A Semi Retired Tradesman Small Reno’s & Repairs, Crown Mouldings & Finishing. Richard 604-377-2480 HANDY ANDY Handyman services. Odd Jobs. (WHATEVER). 604-715-9011

SINCE 1997

8155

Landscaping

CONSTRUCTIVE landscaping.com decking, stone masonry, paving stones, bricks & blocks 604-250-7824... 980-8224

DOUBLE - 0 LANDSCAPING Bobcat (small jobs), lawn care & landscaping. Call 778-885-2984 ★ OPERA LANDSCAPING ★ Retaining walls, irrigation, paving, patios, fences, etc. 778-688-2444 Pressuring Washing, Tree Prunning, Shrub & Hedge Trimming, Leaf Cleanup, Top Soil Delivery, Rubbish Removal, 604-690-4772

8160

Lawn & Garden

D & J GardenScape ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Lawn Maintenance Yard Clean-up Rubbish Removal Pruning & Hedges Gutters Call for our AUTUMN SPECIALS 604-589-8527 604-771-4636 WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Hedge Trimmimg & Tree Pruning & Hedge Removal Fall Clean Up Chaffer Control & Lawn Restoration. Comm/Strata/Res Aerating & Power Raking. Free Estimates. 604-893-5745 T. TRAN -604-723-2468, Tree Pruning, hedging, weeding, leaf cleanup, gutters, etc. Reliable.

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HOME SERVICES

8180

Home Services

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

Talk to Someone You Trust.

PACIFIC ACE PLUMBING INC. •Repairs •Installation •Insured Free Est. Call • 778-836-8835

CENTRAL AIR INSTALLED FURNACES CONDITIONING

8240

24 HOURS 1-800-4-MY-HOME • (1-800-469-4663)

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From

45

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140

B&Y MOVING Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $50 ~ • Includes all Taxes • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers

604-708-8850

$30 P/HR. Abe Moving & Delivery & Rubbish Removal. ★ Available 24 hours. Abe at: 604-999-6020 A MOVING EXPERIENCE WITH L & D ENTERPRISES !!! Fast & Dependable Special Rates Seniors Disc. Call 604-464-5872 A-1 MOVING Local/Long Dist. Seniors disc. Lic/insured. Specials to Alta/Island/Interior. 930-3000 AAA ADVANCE MOVING Experts in all kinds of Moving, Storage & Packing. Different from the Rest. 604-861-8885 ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45 day honest 26 yrs est 506-7576. AMI MOVING ★ 3-5 ton cube. Starting at $39/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620

TWO BROTHERS MOVING Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 • bc.moving@gmail.com •

HOT SPOT FOR SALE

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

BESTWAY PAINTING & DECORATING

Interior / Exterior • Small / Big Jobs Comm./Res. • Fully Insured AURA Stone Countertops Crown molding installation. Faux finish, staining & custom painting. $150 Off (certain restrictions apply)

John 778-881-6737

D&M PAINTING

www.chrisdalehomes.com

Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate

Interior & Exterior

Christmas Special

15% OFF

Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB

604-723-8434

BEST PAINTING, Int/Ext, Repaint Specialist, Repair Drywall, Free Estimates. 604-724-9953 Good Day Painting Fully Insured, Quality Work, Res/Comm, No Payment till Job is Completed! Call Thomas 604 377-1338

CORAZZA CONTRACTING Quality European Craftsmanship • • • •

renovations custom homes kitchens and baths over 20 yrs experience

Carlo 604-818-5919

MATCO DESIGN

All Renovations & Additions, Ins. Quality Work

PRP RENOVATIONS Kitchens, baths, tiling, flooring, painting, plumbing, gutters ★ Small jobs welcome ★ Insured, WCB

604-764-0399

URBAN PAINTING ...High quality, material discounts, warranty. & great refs. 604-836-9675

8220

Plumbing

BBM

PLUMBING, HEATING & DRAINAGE

Renovations Big or Small. Water Lines without Digging Broken Water Mains & Sewer Mains. Hot Water Tanks, Plugged Drains, Toilets, Tubs, Leaky Faucets & Broken Pipes, Irrigation Sprinkler Systems. 24 / 7 Emergency Service Fully Licenced & WCB.

604-729-3864

15% OFF

All Tiling Supplies

778-235-1772 Est 1995

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936 ALL YOUR Home Improvement needs, services, new constuction & additions 604-218-3064 Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors, 604 521-1567 D & M RENOVATIONS, Flooring, tiling, finishing. Fully Insured. Top quality, quick work 604-724-3832 DAN THE HANDYMAN. Reno’s & Home Repairs, 20 yrs Exp. Free Estimates. ★ Call 604 715-3979

PLUMBERS

All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now & we pay ½ the HST

604-588-0833

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

Gary, 604-897-3614 MACROOFING.CA

Residential & Commercial Tar & Gravel to Torch On Conversion Shell Busey’s Referral Network ★ Govt Certified ★ 20 yrs exp Visa & MasterCard

778-237-ROOF (7663)

10% off ALIN Maintenance •Roof •Chimney •Skylight Repairs •All Leak Problems! 604-319-2229 Alive & still roofing after 50 years!! RCABC Certified Roofers. BILL the Roofer • 604-522-8516

JKB CONSTRUCTION LTD. COMPLETE RENOVATIONS

Rubbish Removal

$30 P/HR. Abe Moving & Delivery & Rubbish Removal. ★ Available 24 hours. Abe at: 604-999-6020 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 DISPOSAL BINS All prices at disposalking.com or call 604-306-8599 Father & Sons DEMOLITION Rubbish removal, Drywall, Concrete Tile remove, free est 604-767-5554

8295

Snow Removal

SNOW REMOVAL AND SALTING Residential/Commercial Book ahead! Call Today!

604-779-6978 alljobs@telus.net

8300

Commercial & Residential Fully Insured trucke2k@hotmail.com

604-937-6633 604-349-5533

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. Residential / Commercial. 604-761-6079

8309

Tiling

★ Joseph’s Quality Tiles ★ Tile Installation & Supplies. Joe 604-518-0068 or 604-719-2212 AAA PROFESSIONAL TILE CO Darn Good Tiler! 40 Years in Business, Won’t Disappoint! Very Reliable, Creative, Respecful. Give Me A Chance To Work On Your Project. GENE 604-813-6745. ETNA CERAMIC Tile & Remodelling. Kitchen & Bath Specialists. 30 years exp., Call 778-829-3368.

8315

8315

Tree Services

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

8335

Window Cleaning

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

604-420-4800

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

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

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

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

K & E’S 24 HOUR SNOW PLOWING & SALTING

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986) ABC TREE MEN

Winter storm trimming Dangerous Tree Removal Stump Grinding. Call now:

604-521-7594 604-817-8899

RESIDENTIAL & Light Commercial. Salt available. 2 hr min, $60/hr. Call 604-230-9500

AUTOMOTIVE

9105

Auto Miscellaneous

$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

9125

Domestic

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

9145

Scrap Car Removal

Removal FREEScrap/Car No Wheels No Problem

HOUR 2Service From Call

Family Owned & Operated

THE SCRAPPER

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1995 TOYOTA tercel 2 dr 4 spd manual, 252,000 k, $1,400 obo 604-833-4999

9160

Sports & Imports

1989 VOLVO, $1500, 4 door sedan, runs great, aircared Feb/ 11, must sell. Call 778-840-1961

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

Rubbish Removal

604-RUBBISH 782-2474

* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs

10% OFF WITH THIS AD www.604rubbish.com

A L L JU N K ? Residential & Commercial Free Estimates Large or small jobs Nobody beats our prices $ 15 OFF with this ad

1991 PLYMOUTH Laser 2.0 L turbo, 113 k, 3 dr h/b, mint cond. $1,750. 604-983-3436 1994 FORD Tempo, auto, V6, 4 dr, good cond, lady driven, $2000 obo. 604-988-0347

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

2000 BUELL LIGHTNING 1200 by Harley Davidson

604-537-8523 Student Works

Disposal & Recycling

$49

B i n s f ro m 7 - 2 0 y a rd s a v a i l .

John 778-288-8009 10% OFF with this ad

Roofing

All black. Perfect running condition. Only 10,500 original km. One of the last motors built by John Andres of JARZ Performance. Super fast and super fun! $6000 obo. Call 604.316.4342.

9145

Scrap Car Removal

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

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

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1999 TOYOTA Corolla CE, great value, as is $1500 or certified $2500, auto, 290 K 778-848-5290

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

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

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200

9155

Yes, we Remove & Recycle Anything

Trips start at

8250

8255

(604) 209-2026

604-728-3009 jkbconstruction.com

Plugged Drains, Main Sewer Lines Water Service, Drain Tiles, Fixtures Faucets, Licensed, Insured & Bonded Hot Water Tanks, Seniors Discounts

Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-294-5300

#1 Roofing Company in BC

8255

A Installations & Repairs B P Big or Small, 7 Days/Week

436-1005

A+

Call AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD. 604-984-9004

PTV HOME RENOVATIONS Bath & Kitchen (selected wholesaler —cash sales)

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

FALL SPECIAL SAVE THE HST Have Your Roof Done Between Now & Nov. 30

30 yrs exp. matco@telus.net

Christmas Special

Paving/Seal Coating

Roofing

604-720-1564

MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured.

8205

8250

SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM

Interior/Exterior Specialist

10% Off with this Ad! Aman’s Plumbing Service, Lic. Gas Fitter, Reas. Rates. 778-895-2005

For For information information call call 604-444-3000 604-998-0218

604-298-1222

INTERIOR & EXTERIOR

PRIMO PAINTING

604-875-9072, 604-873-5292

Call Bill

Fully Guaranteed, Worksafe Covered

AJK MOVING LTD.

Garage • Basement • Backyard

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

Spray

604-724-3832

Also Special Truck for Clean-Ups

FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

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www.affordablemoversbc.com Moving • Storage • Deliveries Local & Long Distance Movers Residential • Commercial Industrial

Since 1983

Residential, Commercial,Apartments Roller

Renovations & Home Improvement

TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS

Kraft Painting & Decorating

Brush

604-299-5511 ext 213

Plumbing

LICENSED PLUMBER & Gasfitter. BBQs, ranges, etc. Repairs, renos. VISA ok. 604-830-6617

BE COOL! COLD FEET?

Sears also installs ROOFING, WINDOWS, WINDOW COVERINGS & CARPETING

8220

To place your ad call

604-444-3000

9173

Vans

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

10 TON cube truck with dedicated run. Want to be your own boss? Call Bob, daytime: 604-329-1249 or evenings: 604-574-4936.

2009 HONDA Odyssey (touring model), black, 16,000 kms, mint cond, sparingly used, incls winter tires $38,500. 604-913-1933


A40 • Saturday, November 27, 2010 • Burnaby NOW

SFU X-COUNTRY

Women fifth at NAIA nationals

Difficult weather conditions left Simon Fraser University’s women’s team in fifth place at the NAIA national cross-country championships last Saturday. The Clan was led by regional champion Helen Crofts, who placed 10th overall finishing the fivekilometre Vancouver, Washington course in a time of 18:15. Crofts was named an NAIA All-American and academic All-American after the meet. Jessica Smith, who was unbeaten in four previous races this season, finished in 18th spot in 18:21. Smith had not raced in more than a month due to injury. Smith was named an All-American as well as SFU’s champion of character athlete.

Sarah Sawatzky placed 52nd overall, while Lindsey Butterworth and Brianna Kane rounded out SFU’s point-scoring team runners. SFU garnered 177 points. California State San Marcos won the overall women’s title with 88 points. It was the school’s second consecutive national women’s cross-country title. Keir Forster had the best time for the Clan men, finishing well back in the pack in a time of 27:13. Ryan Brockerville did not complete the race. Southern Oregon won its first-ever national men’s title, beating out runnerup Wayland Baptist by 19 points. Three-time defending NAIA champion Malone University finished third overall.

Panther pots a pair Michael Santorelli was named a first star for the Florida Panthers following a 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders last Saturday. The former sixth round draft pick of the Nashville Predators scored his fifth and sixth goal this season in a four-goal second period.

At the wickenheiser tourney

Burnaby karter gets shot at formula cars Tom Berridge

sports editor

Lisa King/burnaby now

Goal girl: Janelle Jack of the Burnaby Minor

Wildcats midget girls’ hockey team leads a rush up ice against Richmond at the Hayley Wickenheiser International women’s hockey festival at 8Rinks last weekend.

Scoring Devil moves up Burnaby’s Marco Finucci climbed the Pacific International Junior Hockey League scoring ladder with a six-point weekend. Finucci sparked the North Delta Devils to a 6-5 win over Abbotsford Nov. 19, scoring two goals and adding two assists. A day later, the 19-year-old had a two-point night, including the game-tying goal in an eventual 4-3 shootout loss to the Richmond Sockeyes.

Opening Spring 2011

MetroPlace. High rise, high style in Burnaby. One and two bedroom homes, with or without den.

Karter Remo Ruscitti is taking his next big step in the world of four-wheel racing. The 16-year-old Notre Dame student will be one of approximately 40 upand-coming young drivers vying for a full racing scholarship at the 13th annual Skip Barber scholarship shootout at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in California from Dec. 3 to 6. The lucky winners will come away with a full season of racing in the Skip Barber National Formula 2000 series. Regardless of the outcome, Ruscitti believes he has enough sponsorship to run a limited number of races on the Formula 2000 circuit next season. “It looks like it’s getting

bigger and better,” said father Giovanni Ruscitti. Last Week, the younger Ruscitti finished in sixth place in the highly competitive senior class at the USA SuperNationals XIV karting championship in Las Vegas that drew the likes of professional drivers such as Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon. ItalianMotorsteammanager and coach, Michael Valiante, a pro sports car driver on the Grand Am circuit, placed third ahead of Ruscitti in the 125 cc senior TaG (touch and go) class. Ruscitti, who qualified third overall behind Valiante and eventual winner Andre Nocastro in an all-Italian Motors sweep, placed second, fourth and fifth in three of his qualifying races at the supernationals.

Game star in first game Brian Stewart of Burnaby was named a second star in his first game with the Greenville Road Warriors of the East Coast Hockey League. Stewart made 32 saves in a 2-1 loss to the Gwinnett Gladiators on Nov. 21. He was sent down to Greenville from the Adirondack Phantoms in the American Hockey League on Nov. 19.

Highly desirable. MetroPlace is the latest in high-rise sophistication from architects Busby Perkins + Will and interior designers Insight Design Group. A real high point. Forty-six storeys high, MetroPlace will be a Burnaby landmark with 360º views of the city, the mountains and the inlet. Highly accessible. Metropolis at Metrotown, BC’s most comprehensive shopping experience, and the Skytrain are just across the street.

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A42 • Saturday, November 27, 2010 • Burnaby NOW

CLAN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Swim: Staying close to home helps

Big numbers for sophomore Simon Fraser University women’s basketball team started the season with a pair of wins on the road in Oregon. Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe put up backto-back double-doubles in both games for the Clan. The SFU sophomore forward posted 25 points and 13 rebounds in the Clan’s 88-65 win over Southern Oregon University on Nov. 20. A day earlier, Raincock-Ekunwe had a monster night, scoring 24 points, while adding 12 boards, seven steals, five assists and three blocks in a 75-69

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Schofield has made senior national times in her specialty stroke, while also earning a spot on the provincial under-18 team. “I definitely learned through swimming that I don’t have everything. I had to learn it the hard way in my first year of winter swimming,” she said. “I don’t think I’m all that talented. The effort I put out comes through in my times.” And that is what she measures herself against. Just after her 14th birthday, she shocked many in attendance, placing third in the

win over Warner Pacific College in the season opener. Anna Carolsfeld also had big numbers, contributing 18 points and 11 rebounds, including six-of-seven from the floor and a perfect six-for-six at the charity stripe against Southern Oregon. In Portland, Kristina Collins finished the game with three three-pointers and 16 total points for SFU. New Westminster Secondary grad Kia Van Laare provided eight points in the win, including a pair of threes and two at the foul line.

100m fly at the age group nationals. Two years later, Schofield finally broke through a mental time barrier and made her senior standard in the fly. “As long as I’m getting better personally, I’m fine,” she added. “I just love swimming.” And that is the reason she chose to stay close to home after she graduates. “I have seen really talented swimmers just up and quit. It’s upsetting to watch. “Swimming has helped me realize and helped me stay relaxed, and helped me perform at school and swimming.” It seems like Schofield wants to keep it that way.

Kids on the Go

Runs the last weekend of each month. To advertise, Call Virginia:

604.444.3051

Grace Lutheran Preschool

For Kindergarten Readiness

✔ Morning/Afternoon Classes ✔ Music Program ✔ 5 days/week

Afternoon spaces avail.

604-433-5155 604-433-1515

www.graceburnaby.com/preschool 7283 Nelson Ave., Burnaby

Somewhere to “Grow” Montessori

Preschool & Kindergarten Full Montessori Curriculum Music & French Programs Ages 2.5 to 6 years 1320 7th Ave., New West

Call 604-517-0241

AFFORDABLE FEES 7283 Nelson Ave., Burnaby 3855 Sunset St., Burnaby

DEER LAKE PRESCHOOL 5135 SPERLING AVE. BBY (NEAR CANADA WAY)

Morning & Afternoon Ages 2½ – 5 Flexible Program

294-4988

604-

BRENTWOOD MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL

Opening Soon in New Westminster 1310 Cariboo Street (13th @ Cariboo)

Experienced Certified ECE Staff Ages 2.5 to 6 years Academic Morning & Afternoon Classes 4 days per week

Full Montessori Curriculum + French Ages: 2.5 - 5 yrs

#101-1950 Bellwood Ave. Burnaby

– Enrol Now – Call 604-294-2671

CALL: 778 837 9496

Frog Hollow

604-817-4584 604-789-2029

• Montessori Group Daycare / Preschool, Ages 3-5 Years • Before & After School Grades 1-4

Montessori Minds Children's Centre

Montessori House ANGEL CHILDCARE Connaught Heights, New West. Openings for 2.5 yrs to 12 yrs. After School Care ECE Qualified Staff

Central New Westminster

Full Montessori Curriculum 1/2 & Full Day Programs Preschool & Kindergarten Out of School Care

THREE BEARS CENTRE

BURNABY FRENCH LANGUAGE PLAYSCHOOL

ST. ANDREW'S CHILDCARE CENTRES

(Lougheed Mall Area)

3 & 4 year olds

Group Daycare

604-444-3302

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432-1323

604-

www.bflp.org 6060 Marlborough Ave., Burnaby

A Non-Profit Organization Since 1992 A Learning & Educational Program Indoor & Outdoor Physical Activity Centres Licensed & Experienced ECE Teachers

Offering:

Preschool & Junior Kindergarten Classes For Children 2½ - 4 years Before & Afterschool Programs For Children 5 - 12 years Choose All Day or Part Time (4 hours)

Two Burnaby Locations:

5855 Imperial Street 604-437-8252

To Advertise in the Kids on the Go feature call Virginia 604-444-3051

(Close to Royal Oak SkyTrain)

3410 Boundary Road 604-437-6942 (Close to Highway 1)

PUDDLE JUMPERS 4304 Parker St., North Burnaby • ECE Qualified Staff • Daycare • Kinder Care • School Aged Care • Servicing Kitchener & Gilmore Elementaries & also Now Serving Confederation Park School

604-294-4413 SPACES AVAILABLE

103 - 7355 Canada Way (Canada Way & Edmonds)

Non Profit Since 1979

(Studio Space Rentals Available)

604-527-1031 stmatthewsdaycare.com

• Infant, Toddler & 3-5 Years • Before & After School Care • School Age Summer Program • Morning & Afternoon Preschool

• Light Breakfast • Snacks • Hot Lunch

• Experienced, certified ECE staff • Large, colourful, well-equipped programs providing a variety of fun and educational activities and field trips

• Ballet • R.A.D. • Jazz •Hip Hop • Contemporary • Irish • Tap • Musical Theatre

604-420-0204

Knox Out of School Care

4415 Fitzgerald Ave., Burnaby

604-313-5121

–With a Preschool Program –Full & Part-Time –Ages 2½ to School Age –Limited Space, Register Now

604-515-8212

335 Carnarvon St., New West.

Licensed Group Child Care Ages 2½ to 5 Years Full Montessori Curriculum Music, Mandarin & French Programs

604-521-1355

Parent Participation

202 - 4199 Lougheed Hwy., Bby.

Licensed Daycare Burnaby Montecito/SFU Ages 1-12 Years • FT / PT Before / After School Care • Fully Fenced Yard • Healthy Snacks Provided • First Aid • References Available

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Burnaby NOW • Saturday, November 27, 2010 • A43

UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS

Clan cleans up in soccer Simon Fraser University sophomore defender Max Baessato was named the NAIA Association of Independent Institutions male soccer player of the year Nov. 22. Clan head coach Alan Koch was also named A.I.I. coach of the year. SFU also led the A.I.I. with seven first all-star team selections, Michael Winter, Roman Doutkevich, Josh Bennett, Hide Ozawa, Sang Hwang, Helge Neumann and Baessato. Senior Clan midfielder Lauren Lachlan was named female soccer player of the year for a second time.

The Clan women put seven players on regional all-star teams, including first teamers Jessica Fleming, Ari Adams, April Coffin and Lia Marining. Aly Benes and goalkeeper Amelia Ng were named to the second team.

Centre stage

SFU centre Kris Gluppe was named to the NAIA All-Independent football second team Nov. 23. Gluppe led the offensive unit that for four weeks led the Great Northwest Athletic Conference in rushing yardage this season.

The Simon Fraser University women’s wrestling team placed second at the Can-Am Open in North Dakota last weekend. Chloe Ivanoff, Laura Gordon and Jenna McClatchy all finished in second place in their respective weight classes, while Clan teammates DaphneAnne Hodgson, Tessa Mah, Justina DiStasio and Hillary Greening claimed third-place placements. The men beat Missouri Valley, Cumberland and Menlo colleges to improve its dual meet record to 5-0.

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Saturday with a 2-1 upset over Pool D runner-up Kitsilano. North was equally unlucky. After a strong service streak from Lauryn Manson helped the Vikings build a seven-point lead, Grade 10 power hitter Layla Balooch finished off West Van with two service aces and a thundering kill. But the North Shore school elevated its game midway through the second set, outscoring the Vikes 13-3 to force the tiebreak. West Van moved on with a 15-9 deciding set. “The girls played really good in the first

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