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Sounds of the season: At left, Grade 5 student Jane Schattenkirk and her choral companions from Forest Grove Elementary performed at the Burnaby Village Museum on Dec. 8. The museum is all decked out for the holidays.

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es, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – and if you’re wondering where to start getting ready for the holidays, we can help. Reporter Jennifer Moreau has compiled this list to help you get ready for Christmas in the city – with places to shop, causes to help, events to attend and more.

Places to shop

While you’re picking up presents in the Heights, take in some of the festive

feel on the two Saturdays leading up to Christmas – Dec. 11 and 18. There will be strolling carollers in the neighbourhood and a “surprise visit from a Christmas guest” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, www.burnaby Metropolis at Metrotown has a few things happening for Christmas. People can get photos taken with Santa, by donation with proceeds going to the Christmas Bureau. Look for “Santa’s Castle” in the

mall’s Grand Court. There is also a giant rocking horse in the atrium that people can ride. And if you don’t want the hassle of wrapping presents, the mall has a gift wrap service on till Dec. 24 where proceeds go to charity. The Burnaby Christmas Bureau toy room is in the mall this year, so pick up a new toy while you’re shopping and drop it off at the bureau’s toy room by Toys “R” Us.

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She’s the one he’s been waiting for. Now that radio host Christy Clark has officially announced she’s in the B.C. Liberal leadership race, local MLA Harry Bloy has thrown his support behind the latest contender. “I think Christy has the experience to do it. She’s from outside the present caucus, but she’s visionary,” said Bloy, MLA for BurnabyLougheed. “She’s going to look at things differently.” Clark made the announcement about her leadership ambitions on Wednesday, although there was widespread Harry Bloy speculation about Burnaby MLA her running beforehand. She was also polling ahead of the other Liberal contenders before she even announced she was in the race. “It’s because Christy has a relationship to people. People like her,” Bloy said. Clark was born and raised in Burnaby. She graduated from a local high school and went on to study at Simon Fraser University. No stranger

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Christmas: How to help, what to do for the holidays continued from page 1

Lougheed Town Centre is hosting a series of daily student Christmas concerts until Dec. 16. For more, check the events calendar at www.lougheedtowncentre. com. Santa will also be available for photo shoots until Dec. 24.

Ways to help

The Burnaby Christmas Bureau has been running for nearly three decades, and as demand increases, so does the need for more donations, especially cash. The bureau makes sure low-income families have food on the table and presents under the tree for the holidays. To get involved, contact Burnaby Community Connections, the non-profit that runs the bureau at 604 299-5778 or visit www.burnabycommunityconnec The bureau always needs donations of new, unwrapped toys and money, even after Christmas is over so they have something to start with next season. The City of Burnaby is looking for “snow angels” to help clear sidewalks, especially close to homes of seniors and those with limited mobility. Volunteer snow angels help by keeping the walkways free of snow and ice, while the city clears the roads. Those interested can contact Kathy Wipf at 604-294-7388 or kathy. Burnaby Family Life has issued a special plea for donations this year. The nonprofit organization helps a myriad of vulnerable people in Burnaby, including children. In a letter e-mailed to the group’s contacts, executive director Jeanne Fike talks of her personal experience with her adoptive granddaughter “Mary,” who comes from a troubled home, and her wish to help more children like Mary. “She is a six-year-old bundle of joy and beauty, even though she’s spent most of her life surrounded by anything but,” Fike writes. “We can’t carry the world on our shoulders, even if I try to for Mary. But if we have the means, we can make a donation so that organizations like Burnaby Family Life can help.” To help out, visit www.burnabyfamily or mail a cheque to Burnaby Family Life, 102, 2101 Holdom Ave., Burnaby B.C., V5B 0A4. To read Fike’s full letter, go to Jennifer Moreau’s blog, Community Conversations, at www.burnabynow. com. The Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C. is drafting up a wish list to help animals. “We receive thousands of animals each year, and they all need to be fed, watered, housed and kept clean,” says the association’s Lani Sheldon. “We hope that members of the public will be kind enough to pick up something extra for the Wildlife Rescue Association when they 6







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Helping wildlife: Bonnie McGinty chops frozen salmon at the Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C. The Burnaby-based organization needs donations of frozen fish to feed injured and rehabilitated wildlife.

are out shopping for gifts or groceries during the Christmas period.” Needed items include: garbage bags, vitamin E oil, Vitamin B1, shower caddies with suction cups, millet, art tape, calculators, chlorine bleach, laundry soap, nuts (except peanuts), frozen clam meat, herring, salmon, smelt and trout. They also need soap dishes, which are used as food trays for the animals, and Christmas trees, which can be set up inside the animal pens. Just make sure if you are donating your old tree to strip it of all decorations, especially tinsel. Each year, the association cares for 3,000 injured, orphaned and pollutiondamaged animals. Their office is at 5216 Glencarin Dr. To check out the full wish list, visit

Things to do

The local school district is hosting a series of seasonal performances, on until Dec. 17. From carolling, to concerts, to Christmas-themed plays, there is a wide variety of public concerts to chose from. Visit for a full listings.

St. Alban’s Daycare is hosting a breakfast with Santa on Dec. 11. Tickets are on sale at the daycare for $6.50 per person, but kids under three years old get in for free. There will also be baked goods, crafts, a silent auction, a raffle, door prizes and Santa. The daycare is at 7717 19th Ave., and the breakfast is 9 a.m. to noon. The student group, We Youth Help, is playing a series of concerts for Christmas. Their next local event will be a special Christmas concert at Burnaby Hospital on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 11 a.m. Performers include Eleanor Hoskins, Everest Shi, Scott Xiao and Sarah Look from Burnaby North Secondary, as well as Michelle Lin from Brentwood Park Elementary. The volunteer youth group mostly puts on performances in hospitals and in seniors’ homes around the Lower Mainland. For more information, visit On Saturday, Dec. 18 Cameron Recreation Centre is hosting Winterfest, a day of face painting, crafts, stories and

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holiday treats. Call 604-297-4453 for info. Also on Dec. 18, Santa will be at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre for an iceskating session from 12:45 to 3:15 p.m. Regular admission and rental rates apply. Every year, the Burnaby Village Museum gets decked out for the holidays. This year, the Christmas-themed celebrations run till Jan. 2. Some of the highlights include visits with Father Christmas, theatre and puppet performances, a scavenger hunt and a costume display from the 1890s. On Thursday, Dec. 16, the museum is hosting a VIP reception to help the Christmas Bureau. Tickets are $45 and include on-site entertainment, carousel rides, a cocktail reception and food. The event is from 5 to 8 p.m. Proceeds from ticket sales go to the Christmas Bureau. To get tickets, call 604299-5778, ext. 21. That same night, admission at the museum is half-price, and proceeds also go to the bureau. Lights Page 4

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Lights: Check out the brightest Christmas displays in Burnaby continued from page 3

The McGill branch of the Burnaby Public Library is hosting a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol on Dec. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. Library staff and their families have volunteered to perform the reading, and there will also be carolling. Tickets are by donation at the door, and proceeds go to the Burnaby Christmas Bureau. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and seating is limited. For more information, call 604-299-8955. The McGill branch is at 4595 Albert St.

Things to see:

Every year, Burnaby residents go to great lengths to get their homes ready for the holidays, and this year is no exception. Here are some Christmas light displays to check out. For an elaborate Christmas light display in Burnaby, visit the DuPlessis family home at 8222 Burnlake Dr. The decorated house features a 23-foot tree, animated with lights, and a variety of Christmas-themed characters. The lights are on from


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 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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Holiday cheer: The Sherwoods, at 5951 Baffin Pl., go all out with their Christmas lights and decorations. 5 to 11:30 p.m. throughout the week. The Samuels’ home at 3865 Kincaid St. is all lit up for the holidays. Their display is on from 5 to 11 p.m. nightly. Bob and Margaret Dube have a display set up featuring 7,500 lights, a snowman, a Christmas train, giant candy canes and icicle lights. Their home is at 4990 Belleville Ave. The closest cross street is Boundary Road and Kingsway. Their display should be on until the first week of January.

Tina and Herb Sherwood also have their home decked out for the holidays. Their front lawn is awash in coloured lights and full of Christmas features. The Sherwoods are at 5951 Baffin Pl. Their home will be lit up till Jan. 2. Keep an eye for Santa’s feet on the roof. There’s also a six-foottall Grinch hiding towards the left. There are other homes in the Sherwoods’ cul-de-sac, so keep an eye out for the neighbours’ displays.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Rafe is waxing poetic continued from page 6

Nice to hear from that “long-suffering environmentalist,” whose hovel looks directly over the sound, somewhere up the coast – Rafe Mair. He sounds, as usual, to be out of sorts over the future of the provincial natural resources. Apparently we are to leave them un-mined or else pouring into the seas, unharnessed. He bewails the fact that the Agricultural Land Reserve has had its rules weakened. The ALR was instigated by that dread enemy of Social Credit, the much hated New Democratic Party, which was led by that prince of socialist darkness Dave Barrett. Not sure what Rafe’s stance was at the time, but I guess and weep. He then goes on to castigate the (in)actions of the present NDP leader, Carole James, for the “slaughter of salmon” by various obscene modes, though not by fancy lures and nets, as salmon fishermen are wont to do. What I truly find touching, however, is his concern about that behemoth, B.C. Hydro, that symbol of social rectitude, “our great power company.” So emotional does Rafe become here that he actually waxes poetic with the alliterative reference “force fish farms,” while warning Ms. James to “take them on in clear unmistakable, unadorned English.” I’m guessing he means language like “gives a rat’s ass.” Larry Bennett, Burnaby

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Re: We must fight for the environment, In my opinion, Rafe Mair, Burnaby NOW, Dec. 4 I would like to commend Rafe Mair for his strong stand on environmental issues. Mr. Mair’s words carry a lot of weight. But the citizens have the main responsibility

here. We need to make sure that we elect governments that take these issues seriously. If that is impossible, because the majority of the population are too lazy or stupid to care, or perhaps because they have been conned by unscrupulous politicians or the monopoly media, then we need to use non-violent direct action. However, it is not enough to just care about the environment. The simplest solution to all our environmental problems is for 90 per cent of us to just kill ourselves off, and the way we’re going, that may well happen. What we need to do is build a society where all the people have the highest possible sustainable standard of living. It’s not an easy task, because powerful people will try to stop it, but other nations have done it, and Canada can too.

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Re: Oil continues to leach into inlet, Burnaby NOW, Dec. 4 I’m a member of the Chevron-North Burnaby community advisory panel (CAP), and we recently held an open meeting so that the public could become informed on what is happening in relation to this and other refinery concerns. Unfortunately, it was during snowy cold weather at the end of November, and few people attended. However, CAP meetings are ongoing, and anyone interested in how this problem is being addressed should consider attending the next meeting to be held on Jan. 20. You will need to register in advance. Contact information is on the CAP website at The website also has reports about how the problem is being handled. I hope people will consider becoming more involved in this ongoing local environmental problem, which is proving stubborn to resolve. Guenther Krueger, Burnaby

Wealth: Not for everyone a certain level, this argument goes, inflation gets cranked up and keeps on cranking. Inflation destroys wealth, ergo, we need to have some unemployed people. So, for the benefit of those who do have jobs and savings and stocks, some people must be kept miserable. This kind of thinking leads to governments that try to keep unemployment low – but not too low. Not everyone can be rich. And our cur-

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encourager les autres, as they say. So the rich will keep getting richer. The poor may not get much poorer. There’s no real profit in having people in rags begging on street corners. They’ll scrape by, they’ll be allowed to avoid starvation. But if the system doesn’t change, they won’t go anywhere. Matthew Claxton is a reporter with the Langley Advance, a sister paper of the Burnaby NOW.

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TransLink Smart Card system moves forward While it has yet to be named, TransLink’s smart card system is on its way. TransLink has chosen Cubic Transportation Systems, with IBM Canada, as the company to design, build and operate the electronic smart card and faregate system. The card and system are expected to be introduced by 2013. The Smart Card would replace cash, passes and FareSaver tickets and allow TransLink to charge riders based on distance travelled, rather than the current boundary system. The faregate turnstiles are being introduced to prevent fare jumpers from not paying for using transit. The project is estimated at $170 million, with the province covering $40 million, and the federal government contributing up to $30 million from the Building Canada Fund, to go towards faregates and station improvements. TransLink is putting forward the majority of funding – $100 million – for the project. “Everyone who uses transit has the right to feel safe and secure,” said provincial Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Shirley Bond in a press release. “This electronic card and gate system will help create a safer environment for transit


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urnaby’s mountaintop university has been designated a family-friendly employer by Mediacorp Canada. Simon Fraser University was chosen because it tops up maternity, parental and compassionate leave benefits; provides health benefits for staff during maternity and parental leave; provides assistance for child and elder care; offers flexible work arrangements and telecommuting; offers phased-out retirement; provides vacation and personal time off; and has an on-site daycare. “We understand how important it is to help our faculty and staff balance work with family commitments,” said Alan Black, SFU’s manager of pensions and benefits, in a press release. “We want our employees to enjoy coming

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warm bread pudding. Other fare includes roast turkey, country ham and root vegetables. The luncheon runs Monday to Friday until Dec. 23, at 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. The buffet is $35 per person. Call for reservations. The restaurant, located on beautiful Deer Lake, is also holding a Christmas dinner on Dec. 25, with seating times between 4 and 8:30 p.m. The traditional dinner, with roast turkey, is $58 per person. And on New Year’s Eve Hart House has a special three-course dinner with seatings at 5:30 and 6 p.m., for $58 per person, and a five-course dinner with seatings at 8:30 and 9 p.m., for $78 per person. Call 604-298-4278 for reservations.

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The Operations Department will be conducting its annual program of flushing and cleaning of watermains starting October 1, 2010 until May 31, 2011.

This might result in the water supply showing sediment in some areas. This may cause the water to be discoloured and may affect some industrial processes. If you have any questions or specific concerns, please contact the Engineering Department at 604-294-7221. Kingsway Zone: From Walker Ave. to Gilley Ave. Between Kingsway and Oakland St.

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3 Through internet or telephone banking 4 24 hour drop-off mail slot located at both entrances to City Hall 5 By Fax to 604-294-7163 6 By mail to: City of Burnaby Licence Office 4949 Canada Way Burnaby, BC V5G 1M2 Cash, Cheque, Debit Card, Visa, MasterCard, American Express are accepted. Post dated cheques are also accepted. Please be reminded that it is the responsibility of the business to renew the business licence each year. An additional fee of $50.00 will be applied to the licence fee if unpaid at 30, 90, and 150 days past the due date. For more information, please call the Licence Office at 604-294-7320 or email:

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EnChor performs as one of the special guests at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Traditional Christmas concert, narrated by Christopher Gaze (above). The concert is playing at several venues around the region, including the Michael J. Fox Theatre in Burnaby on Thursday, Dec. 16.

Enjoy Christmas with the symphony Fans of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra don’t have to travel far to catch the orchestra’s Christmas concerts. Among the dates for the VSO’s Traditional Christmas concert series is a performance at the Michael J. Fox Theatre. The local concert is set for

Thursday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. The Traditional Christmas concert will feature special guests, including the UBC Opera Ensemble and the EnChor choir, as well as Christopher Gaze (of Bard on the Beach fame) as narrator. The program includes a vari-

ety of familiar Christmas music, including For Unto Us A Child is Born, from Handel’s Messiah, as well as favourites such as Once in Royal David’s City, Silent Night, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and O Holy Night. If you can’t make the Burnaby concert, other concerts

are also being held around the region: tonight (Saturday) at St. Andrew’s Wesley Church in Vancouver; Sunday at the Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey; Wednesday, Dec. 15 at South Delta Baptist Church; Friday, Dec. 17 at Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver; and Saturday,

Dec. 18 at the Kay Meek Centre in West Vancouver. See the orchestra’s website at for all the details, or call the customer service line at 604-8763434 to buy tickets for any of the concerts.

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have a confession that will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me: I am on a notso-secret mission to convert the entire world to a love of choral music. Those who think they notice a disproportionate amount of choral coverage in this column and on my blog probably aren’t wrong. I just can’t help myself. There’s so much choral talent in the city that I have to keep writing

about it. So, if you’re not already a choral music junkie, then you’re just going to have to bear with me, because, well, it’s Christmas, and ‘tis the season for choirs. Choral fans in the area will already undoubtedly know about many of the happenings in the next week or so, but in case you’ve managed to miss them, here you are: ◆ The Vancouver Cantata Singers, directed by Burnaby’s Eric Hannan, presents its ever-popular concert, A Christmas Reprise, on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. The concert is at Holy Rosary Cathedral on Richards Street in downtown Vancouver, and tickets are $15.

Anyone who’s heard the Cantata Singers perform knows that they have a well-deserved reputation as one of the top choirs in the city – and indeed in the country, having captured first place amongst chamber choirs in the 2008 CBC National Choral Competition, along with the Healy Willan Grand Prize. Hannan is on the music faculty at Douglas College, where he directs the choral program and teaches solo voice. He’s a well-known choral clinician as well as a teacher of singing and conducting. Check out all the details about the choir at www. vancouvercantatasingers. com. Lively City Page 14

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On stage: Eric Hannan directs the Vancouver Cantata Singers. The choir performs its Christmas concert on Saturday, Dec. 18.

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Young talent in Nutcracker Some young dancers from Burnaby will be sharing the stage with principal dancers from the National Ballet of Canada later this month. Local youngsters are among dancers from around the region who won coveted spots in the Goh Ballet’s holiday production of The Nutcracker. Arwen Fong, 6, will be a Little Mouse, as will sevenyear-old Emma Earle. Sewit Haile, 7, will appear as a Small Angel. The Nutcracker is a beloved holiday tradition, based on the classic. E.T.A. Hoffman fairy tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. It tells the story of Clara, who receives a nutcracker doll from her godfather and later dreams that the nutcracker comes to life and leads her on a magical journey. The Goh Ballet produc-

tion, choreographed by Anna-Marie Holmes, will feature the National Ballet’s Sonia Rodriguez and Piotr Stanczyk for three shows, and Mara Vinson and Karel Cruz of Pacific Northwest Ballet for two shows. Musicians from the VancouverOperaOrchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s familiar score live at all six performances, against the backdrop of elaborate sets and costumes by Zhang Dinghao and Li Ming and lighting design by Pierre Lavoie. The Nutcracker is on at the Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts Dec. 16 to 19 at 7:30 p.m., with matinees Dec. 18 and 19 at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $287 to $83.25 and are available at or by calling 604-280-3311. For more, check out the website at www.gohballet. com.

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◆ On Dec. 19, don’t miss A Phoenix Christmas, featuring Burnaby’s own Phoenix Chamber Choir in concert at Shaughnessy Heights United Church at 8 p.m. Phoenix, directed by Burnaby’s Ramona Luengen, is also recognized as one of the country’s finest amateur vocal ensembles – with 12 first-place wins in the CBC National Choral Competition and a chance to sing in the 2007 international Let the Peoples Sing competition, where it ranked amongst the top four ensembles in the world. A Phoenix Christmas offers up traditional carols and a variety of seasonal music, both new and old – including Bob Chilcott’s Advent Antiphons, Jonathan Dove’s Star Song and Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria, among others. Tickets are $25 regular, $20 for students and seniors or $10 for secondary school students. Call 604-584-4755 or see www.phoenixchamber (Another confession: You’ll see me in Phoenix’s ranks for this concert. I’m pinch-hitting – or

would that be pinch-singNorman Rothstein Theatre ing? – for an injured alto, on Sunday, Dec. 19 at 7 and I’m thrilled to have p.m. the chance to sing with The show will feature Phoenix. Besides being a a cameo appearance by great choir, they’re a great Burnaby’s Kasandra Lea bunch of people, and I – who dances under the promise it’s not personal stage name Kasandra bias at all to say it’ll be a La China – and Mozaico fabulous concert!) Flamenco Dance Theatre ◆ And, of course, there - who were profiled in the are concerts I’ve previNOW in November. ously mentioned in this The show will feature column and on performers of all my blog: the ages and levels, Dec. 11 Laudate from the youngSingers Baroque est three-year-old Christmas condancer to the procert (www. fessional dance laudatesingers. company, offercom), the Dec. 11 ing up regional Amabilis Singers’ folk dances, 30th anniversary contemporary Christmas concert pieces and gypsy (www.amabilis Ramona Luengen flamenco., and Tickets are $20 Phoenix director musica intima’s regular, or $15 for three concerts on Dec. 12, students and seniors. 14 and 17 (www.musica Call 604-671-9182 to reserve. So go to whichever one The Norman Rothstein catches your imagination, Theatre is at 950 West 41st and I promise you’ll catch Ave. in Vancouver. See the choral bug too! www.mozaicoflamenco. com for more details. Do you have an item for Lively City? Send arts and Well, if choral music entertainment ideas to Julie, isn’t your thing, what jmaclellan@burnabynow. about flamenco dance? com. Visit her In the Spotlight Al Mozaico Flamenco blog at www.burnabynow. Dance Academy is precom – click on the Opinion senting Feria de Invierno tab and follow the Blogs link. – Winter Fair – at the

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What holds you back from enjoying happiness today? What emotions are getting in the way? The first step to discovering the potential of the moment is to acknowledge the thoughts and feelings that may stand in your way. In my last column, I explored how through meditation you can learn to cope with difficult feelings, such as anger and anxiety. When caught up in strong emotion, you can lose your sense of control and, out of control, say and do things you may otherwise not have chosen. Mindful breathing can be the first step in putting the brakes on your immediate emotional responses. This deceptively simple practice can give you an opportunity to step back and become aware of what you are feeling and reflecting on why you are feeling that way. If you’re fuming in traffic or at a standstill at a cashier, seize this mandatory pause in your day to reflect on how you’re

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ARTS CALENDAR TO DEC. 22 Recompose, presented by the Korean-Canadian Artist Association. This eclectic show showcases painting, drawing, sculpture and textile works by members of the Korean-Canadian Artist Association of B.C. Deer Lake Gallery, 6584 Deer Lake Ave., Runs Monday to Saturday noon to 4 p.m. Info: 604-2987322.

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“mid-cycle refresh” can mean a lot of things in the auto industry. In some cases, a car that hasn’t sold well can get a major boost from an extensive revision. Alternatively, a popular vehicle might gain some styling tweaks and features in order to keep up with newer competitors. For the BMW X5, the mid-cycle refresh is about taking something great and making it even better. And for 2011, that means a huge advance in drivetrain technology, enhancing the sport activity vehicle’s fuel efficiency while retaining the signature BMW performance. Compare vehicles from the 1990s to their current incarnations, and in many cases you’ll find that the fuel consumption will be similar or worse. While cars have gotten larger and heavier due to both safety

requirements and customer desires for more space and features, they’ve also become vastly more powerful. Some of that power is necessary to compensate for added bulk, but much of it has certainly been unnecessary. Whether or not it can be justified, all of that additional power has negated the technological gains we’ve made in recent years. But no longer. The automotive world is poised for a huge step forward in engine technology that will generate industry-wide improvements in fuel consumption and emissions. Cuttingedge V6 engines are producing as much and more power than last year’s V8s, while dramatically improving fuel efficiency. Turbocharged inline-fours are finding their way from hot hatchbacks into economical compact sedans. With more hybrids and diesels, advanced transmissions and greater adoption of all-wheel drive,

2011 is shaping up to be the Year of the Drivetrain. For its part, the popular X5 gains new V6 and V8 gasoline engines to go along with its excellent 3.0L diesel V6, as well an impressive eight-speed automatic transmission. Throw in BMW’s extensive list of driver aids and you get a vehicle that’s easily one of the best in its class, putting its power to intelligent use. It may be four years into its current generation, but the 2011 X5 might as well be a whole new vehicle. And yes, it’s still a heck of a lot of fun to drive.


While the drivetrain upgrades are the major news, the 2011 X5 has gone under the knife for minor surgery, with a revised front fascia that includes massaged headlights, new fog lamps, and restyled air intakes. The same goes for the rear, where it gains new

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Refreshed: BMW’s X5 gets a mid-cycle refresh and comes out with more advanced drivetrain technology. tail lights and exhaust tips. Most people won’t notice the changes unless they’re pointed out in a side-by-side comparison, and that’s the point. The X5 was already an attractive vehicle, and BMW’s designers sought to create

incentive without risking its good looks. Like all BMWs, the X5 has a clean and Spartan interior, with a car-like dashboard that swells in the middle to house the controls and pinches in at the sides.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11 Light Up the Heights, strolling carollers and surprise visit from a Christmas guest. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: www. uptheheights. Breakfast with Santa, St. Alban’s Daycare, 7717 19th Ave., 9 a.m. to noon. Tickets on sale at the daycare for $6.50 per person (under three years old are free). Includes a bake table, craft table, silent auction, raffle, door prizes and Santa. Metropolis Express Train, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ride the train at the Metropolis at Metrotown shopping centre in support of the Adoptive Families Association of B.C. Minimum $1 donation.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12 SFU Philosophers Café, La Fontana Caffe, 101 - 3701 E. Hastings St. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Topic is: Social Media, how does this new marketing concept impact our daily lives. Moderator is Kathy Matak, admission is $5.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 13 Drop-in Blood Pressure clinic, Bonsor Community Centre, 6550 Bonsor Ave. 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. Includes weight monitoring, health info, massage, exercise and paid foot care service (by appointment only). Info: 604-439-1456. Christmas Carol Sing, St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church, 1030 Sperling Ave. 7 p.m. Free admission. Info: www.saint

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16 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 paid foot clinic (by appointment). Info: 604524-9060. Burnaby Hospital Auxiliary, bake sale and mini bazaar. Come to the cafeteria on the third floor and look for the bakers, knitters and quilters with their wares. Info: Vicki Maddison 604-412-6129. Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, 7 to 9 p.m. at the McGill branch of the Burnaby Public library, 4595 Albert St. Library staff will perform a dramatic reading, with musical interludes. Space is limited, doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets at door by donation, with proceeds to Burnaby Christmas Bureau.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18 Light Up the Heights, strolling carollers and surprise visit from a Christmas guest. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: www. uptheheights. Winterfest, Cameron Recreation Centre, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy face painting, crafts, story time and holiday treats. Free. Info: 604-2974453. Skate with Santa, 12:45 to 3:15 p.m. Bill Copeland Sports Centre. Ice skating, holiday crafts, holiday cheer and special visit from Santa. Regular admission and rental rates apply.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 20 Join the Burnaby NOW’s Jennifer Moreau, for a free workshop on how to get your story idea into the

newspaper, 6:30 p.m. at the Metrotown branch of the Burnaby Public Library. Seating is limited, so e-mail with News Workshop in the subject line.

TO DEC. 18 Shiwasu Handmade Gifts Show and Sale, put on by the National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cres. Info: 604777-7000, e-mail jcnm@nik or

TO DEC. 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.

TO DEC. 31 Heritage Christmas at Burnaby Village Museum, Highlights include Father Christmas, Footlight Theatre, Baking in the Farmhouse and the 12 Days of Christmas scavenger hunt. Info: www.

ONGOING Pregnancy Outreach Project, offered by Burnaby Family Life Institute at three locations: Maywood school on Mondays, Olivet Church on Tuesdays and Edmonds on Wednesdays. The support group meets from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free, registration required. Information: 604659-2225. Seniors’ meeting, the first Monday of the month, B.C. Old Age Pensioners’ Organization Edmonds branch, 1 p.m., Edmonds centre, 7282 Kingsway, 604451-1881. Burnaby-New Westminster Soroptimist Club, 7 p.m., second and fourth Mondays of the month, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Doreen at 604-291-0254. Community lunch, free, Tuesdays, noon to 12:30 p.m., West Burnaby United Church, 6050 Sussex Ave., 604-434-4747. CN Pensioners, general meeting and luncheon, $5, 11 a.m. on the third Tuesday of the month, September through June, call Bill at 604-433-8586 for details. Burnaby Rhododendron and Gardens Society, meets on the first Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m. at Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Ave. Info: 604-420-0275. Career exploration, threeweek program from Service Canada. Ongoing enrolment, call 604-434-1177 for more info. Amnesty International, meets the last Monday of

every month at the Kingsway branch of the Burnaby Public Library. Info: 604-522-9515. Salvation Army, fellowship meets once a month on Tuesday, 7195 Cariboo Rd. For date and time call 604525-7311. Honky Tonk Angels, linedancing every Friday at East Burnaby Church Hall, 7772 Graham Ave., 1:30 to 3 p.m. Info: 604-522-5647. Carpet bowling, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. at Edmonds Community Centre for 55-plus, 7282 Kingsway, 604-525-1671. Speakeasy Toastmasters, Wednesdays 6 to 8 p.m., Telus building at Kingsway and Boundary, Quincy at 604970-9401. Afghan women’s peer support group, meet others, learn about Canadian culture and get information; drop-in Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m.; Cameron centre, 9523 Cameron St.; Sherry or Carmen at 604-684-7498.

Fashion Show Great Success The Burnaby Hospice Society Thrift Store’s first ever fashion event was a great success. Hosted by Wings Pub and Grill on November 23, 2010, the event grossed over $2,300. The highlight was the live fashion show that featured many of the thrift store volunteers. The event also included a 50/50 draw and a store-wide 50% off sale in the Thrift Store which was opened for special late night shopping.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a non-profit support group, meets 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Lochdale community school at 6990 Aubrey St., call Joyce Knight at 604-433-4608. Burnaby Lougheed Lions Club, 7 p.m. dinner meeting on the first and third Thursdays of the month, 7420 Mulberry Pl., near 16th Ave. and Cariboo Road, Norm Brodie, 604-522-6726. Spoken Word Toastmasters, offers help improving communication and speaking skills, building confidence and self-esteem, meeting Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Royal Oak Community Church, 71715 Royal Oak Ave., Burnaby. Guests and new members welcome. Info: Bernie, 604-464-4415 or e-mail thelonepostman@ Bonsor Seniors, offer a variety of fun and social programs on an ongoing basis: carpet bowling, Mondays and Thursdays, 1 to 3 p.m.; 500 (cards), Tuesdays, 7 to 9:30 p.m.; whist and bingo, Wednesdays, 1 to 4 p.m.; cribbage, Wednesdays, 6:45 to 9 p.m.; bridge drop-in, Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon; duplicate bridge, Thursdays, 12:45 to 4:30 p.m.; euchre, Fridays, 7 to 10 p.m. Info: 604-439-5510.

Rochelle Granath, office volunteer at Burnaby Hospice Society, models some of the great fashions.


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More dance winners at Challenge skate

Knights look to AA for success Tom Berridge sports editor

The St. Thomas More Knights will be going AA in high school boys’ basketball this season. Tired of watching their hoop season disappear to independent powers Vancouver College and St. George’s in February after the Catholic school finals, the Knights are now focused on a new challenge. STM, a AA school, has historically competed successfully at the AAA level in both football and basketball. But recent changes in provincial qualifying has made it more difficult for more than one independent team to make it to the provincial championships. “It’s about the kids and giving them an opportunity to compete for something,” said STM head basketball coach Aaron Mitchell. “They have to compete for something, they’ve put so much time in together.” But taking away the excitement and atmosphere of the AAA finals was not an easy decision for the Terry Fox grad. But, Mitchell called it looking at “reality.” Currently, Vancouver College is ranked No. 4 overall in this week’s AAA poll, while St. George’s was

named a school to watch in the first ranking of the season. STM, on the other hand, was named an AA honourable mention in the opening poll and got a recent shot in the arm with a 67-55 win over No. 4 Clarence Fulton at the Big Kahuna Titan Invitational tournament at South Kamloops. STM showed well in its first tournament appearance this season, losing the opener by six points to the host and No. 10 AAA seed. The Knights also lost a close one at the South Kam tournament to honourable mention W.J. Mouat. STM’s first appearance at the AAA provincials was in 1974, when they finished in sixth place, the first of three top-six placements at the show. The last time the Knights made it to the B.C.s was in 2007. “We’re excited about getting the program back on the map,” Mitchell said. “We feel that come February we expect to be peaking and that’s where we want to be.” STM will get a further test this week at the Walnut Grove Candy Cane Classic, where the highly rated AAA host and Heritage Woods, as well as AA honourable mention Mission, are also playing.

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Top dog: Byrne Creek Bulldog forward Evangeli Anteros, foreground, averaged 25 points per game at recent high school hoop tournament.

Tenth Avenue teams rekindle crosstown hoops rivalry Tom Berridge sports editor

The Byrne Creek Bulldogs and the New Westminster Hyacks might have rekindled a crosstown rivalry at the North Delta Ed Terris Memorial basketball tournament last week. The two district schools that share a common border on 10th Avenue faced off in the consolation final of the Terris tourney last Saturday with

the Hyacks coming away with a 78-52 win over the Bulldogs. “We have some nice pieces, but we’re a young team and what we’re trying to do is going to be a challenge,” said Bulldogs head coach Wayne Best. “We won’t be anywhere near as gritty as we have in the past.” On the other hand, New Westminster coach John Doughty said the third-place finish in North Delta was a good

Knight top grid scholar

Members of the Notre Dame varsity football team were the special onfield guests of the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field for a NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers on Dec. 5 at the annual tribute game for its Canadian fans. Not only was the Canadian national anthem sung proudly by Canadian country singer Chad Brownlee, both the Canadian and American flags were proudly carried on the field by the Juggler players.

James McKenzie was named B.C. high school football’s academic player of the year. Besides his prowess in the classroom, the St. Thomas More Knights fullback/linebacker was second overall in team tackles with 73 this season, including two quarterback sacks. Also earning scholarships were New Westminster Hyacks lineman Nick Adomat and STM wide receiver/ defensive back Ross Hilliam.

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start, but more work still has to be done. Massoud Wali was named to the all-tournament team in North Delta. Anthony Baker also had a strong tournament. “Right now, we’re struggling for a little consistency,” said Doughty. “We have a couple of big guys, but our strength will be from the outside.” New Westminster took part in the HSBC Classic tournament this week.

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More information was received on Skate Canada’s Western and Eastern Challenge in Mississauga, Ont. than what ran in Burnaby NOW’s Dec. 8 edition. Moscrop grad Nicole Orford won a gold medal with dance partner Thomas Williams in the junior division at the competition. Orford and Williams moved up to first from second place in the earlier short program with a 69.84-point free dance program. Larissa van As and Troy Shindle of Burnaby placed 13th in the junior dance. Cariboo Hill student Tim Lum earned a silver medal with partner Noa Bruser in the novice dance division at the Challenge. The Burnaby skaters were among seven dance teams coached by the former national dance team of Megan Wing and Aaron Lowe at the Burnaby 8Rinks Centre of Excellence. Also qualifying for the upcoming Canadian nationals were senior silver medallists Tarah Harvey and Keith Gagnon. Jessica Jiang and Nicolas Wamsteeker won the prenovice dance gold medal.

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BROWN, Kathleen (Kay) A Celebration of Life will be held for the late Kathleen (Kay) Brown who passed away July 22, 2010. To all her many friends and neighbours please come to join the family for a ' chuckle and a tear ' on December 18th from 12:00 to 3:00 at Firefighters Banquet Center, 6515 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby, B.C.




EIKLOR, Lorraine Rose

June 16, 1957 December 4, 2010 Sadly on December 4, 2010, our dear sister and mother Lorrie passed suddenly in her sleep. She leaves behind her loving son; Jason and sisters; Vivian, Helen and brother-inlaw Ian, Jenny, Marion, Darlene and brother-in-law Scott, she also leaves many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, and very dear friends Al and Wendy and their family and very dear friend Toni and her family and many other friends. Lorrie was born in Victoria, she lived most of her life in Burnaby with her dear friend Guy. She was a care aide for many years, later to become an avid volunteer at St. Michael’s Rest Home in Burnaby until her passing. Lorrie was loved by all who knew her, she was especially loved by her son and family. We all love you Lorrie and miss you dearly. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Lung Association in Lorrie’s memory. A private family service will be held in January. On-line condolences may be made at:



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October 7, 1928 - December 3, 2010 It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather. John died peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He is survived by Barbara, his loving wife of 56 years. His seven children: Angela, Susan, Christopher, Anthony, Paul, Sarah and Andrew, along with their spouses and his eighteen grandchildren, will forever cherish his memory. He was predeceased by his parents Fred and Molly Waller and his brother Tom. He will be greatly missed by his brother Richard and family in England. John served the Burnaby/New Westminster community as a Veterinarian for over thirty years. He spent countless volunteer hours contributing to his church. As the President of the Federation of Independent Schools Association he worked tirelessly to obtain government funding for Independent Schools and he was honoured to receive the “Pro Ecclesia Et Pontifice” medal from Pope Paul VI for his achievements. He was a founding member of Corpus Christi College on the U.B.C campus and he served on St. Mary’s Hospital Board in New Westminster for many years. He was an inspirational leader to all who knew him. His family is especially thankful for the constant love, support and guidance he so willingly shared throughout his life. Sincere thanks to Dr. John Yun, Dr, Wally Rebeyka, Nurse Elizabeth and her team for their wonderful support and care throughout John’s illness. Prayers were held on Thursday, December 9th at 7:00 p.m. and a Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, December 10th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 9387 Holmes Street, Burnaby. If you wish, please make a donation to the Westwood Education Fund (, or to St. Mary’s Health Foundation ( or to a charity of your choice. Condolences can be left for the family online at

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Reporting to the Records Coordinator within the Records Section of the Coquitlam RCMP Detachment you will supervise a group of employees; assist in recruiting auxiliary staff; and provide staff orientation and training. You will also perform the duties of a Reader such as review police occurrence files, identify deficiencies and provide direction to members and investigators. Your background includes Grade 12 plus courses related to the work, such as PIRS, CPIC, PRIME and JUSTIN, plus considerable related experience in a policing environment, including some supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. The position requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain an RCMP Enhanced Security Clearance. The 2011 CUPE hourly rate of $28.14 - $33.14 is offered, plus a competitive benefits package. Please submit a cover letter and résumé, citing reference #2010-100662, by 5:00 p.m., January 4, 2011 to:

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


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General Employment

Capoeira Ache Brasil seeking Capoeira Inst/Perf. Min. 3 yrs exp. as instructor. Must sing & perf. Brazilian dance. Portuguese nec. $26/hr. 30 hr wk. All Students/Others

Winter Break Work

Great pay, ideal for students, earn $ for Christmas, customer sales/service, conditions apply, all ages 18+. 604-678-1065

BETON SYSTEMS hiring F/T Secretary. Previous clerical exp. and high school dipl. required. $20/hr. Fax: 604-444-4238



Downtown CA firm has an immediate opening for a parttime (3-4 days/wk) Administrative Assistant/ Filing Clerk. Your duties will include keeping our file room in meticulous order (approx 50% of job), relief reception, banking, mail and sundry other misc. jobs. Strong spoken English, good typing skills (min. 50 wpm) and attention to detail are required. If you enjoy people and like variety, this is the job for you. Send your resume to: Human Resources Rolfe, Benson Chartered Accountants 1400 - 900 W. Hastings St. Vancouver, BC V6C 1E3 Fax: 604-684-7937 or Email:

Hotel Restaurant

BLUE FIN Japanese Restaurant, 319 E. Columbia St, New West req F/T Koreanstyle Japanese Cook. Min. 3 yrs exp. $18-$20/hr. Develop menu; supervise kitchen, train staff. Korean an asset. Paid vacation. Fax: 778-397-3000 or:

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


Retail Sales

GREENHOUSE WORKER Seasonal work, Bby, starts Feb 40 - 50 hrs/wk, 5 - 6 days/wk, $9.28/hr. Plant maintenance, transplanting, pot filling. Some heavy lifting/bending. W.I.G. GREENHOUSES Call: 604-521-3138 Fax, attn Dan: 604-521-3178



INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equipment. Job placement assistance. Funding Available. 1-866-399-3853


Music/Theatre/ Dance

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

We Believe in You. Sprott-Shaw Community College has been training students in BC for over 107 years. We want you to be a success story too! Small class sizes for individual attention Monthly intakes to get you working faster Career focused programs to keep you in demand Financial options tailored to individual needs Qualified and dedicated instructors FREE lifetime upgrading and refresher courses Job placement assistance/skills warranty Monthly career fairs to keep you current


Get in. Get Out. Get Working. *Not all programs available at all campuses.

PRECISE CONCRETE hiring F/T Cement Finisher. Must have comp. high school and min. 3 yrs exp. $26/hr . Email resume:



FOODSAFE 1 DAY COURSES Guaranteed best value! Six Metro Vancouver Locations: Vancouver • Burnaby • Surrey • Richmond • Coquitlam • Maple Ridge All our Instructors are also working local Health Inspectors! Classes held each week & weekend! Course materials available in 6 languages. Same-day Certification. Visit our website at or call 604-272-7213 ADVANCE Hospitality Education – B.C.’s #1 Choice for Foodsafe & WorldHost Training.


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Personal Trainer Certification

1 DAY COURSES – ONLY $62! Burnaby: Dec 11 or Jan 8 Vancouver: Every Sat, Sun & Mon Also Coq • Sry • Rcmd • M.Ridge Health Inspector Instructors! ADVANCE Hospitality Education BC’s #1 Foodsafe Choice

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

Pay Raise

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


Health Care

604-438-5030 Funded by Gov’t of Canada

ACCENTUS MEDICAL Transcription Services requires Canadian MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONISTS to work from home. Expertise in Operative Reports and Oncology needed. Health Benefits now available! Please apply online employment.html

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Thornebridge Gardens RECREATION MANAGER Thornebridge Gardens is a 144 unit Seniors’ Residence in New Westminster. Our Life Enrichment (Recreation) Manager will plan, organize and implement recreation programs for our independent seniors. Qualifications include recreation diploma or degree (gerontology preferred), class 4 license and managerial experience. Commitment to the principles of independence, choice, teamwork, as well as a passion for making life better for residents and those who serve them is essential. Please send resumes and cover letter by December 17, 2010 to: Deb McMillan, GM fax 604-524-6109

I’m often asked how to best bring up the topic of salary or a raise with an employer. Here are my tips: 1) Research what your position is worth. Can you find out what other companies are paying employees in a similar role to yourself? Network with people in your Gregg Taylor industry, ask your professional or sector association if they have salary information, or use websites like, or the BC governments wage data at, to get an estimate of the value of your role in your province or region. 2) Evaluate your contribution or impact on revenues, profits, cost savings, efficiency, time savings, etc. Remember your employer will be thinking about the ‘value’ of your role and what you bring to the company. Even if you don’t directly ‘bring in sales’ or reduce costs, perhaps your role frees up the time available for others to do that – which means you do have an impact on revenues. Perhaps you keep your company’s top customers coming back, or actually create or provide the services that your customers use and buy. Try to think about the ‘value’ of your role to the company, and point this out before any conversation about salary. 3) Compare your education, professional development, and knowledge gained in the field to that of someone more entry level. Often employers will recognize the value in your more advanced level of training and/or experience. It may have been quite a while since you and your employer last reviewed your wage rate taking into consideration the value of your growing expertise. If you are looking for career advice, or perhaps a career change to one that will pay a higher wage, call us for information on our programs and services. 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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Alder • Birch • Maple Dry, Clean Hardwoods

#1 in Sales • 27 yrs in business Full & half cords 7days/week



Plants & Trees

CEDAR HEDGING $1.00/foot& up. Dug in ready, installation & delivery avail 604-795-1999. Now is the best time for planting!




Love’s Auctioneers & Appraisers Ltd., on behalf of Active Bailiff Service Ltd. (a Consolidated Company) has been instructed to sell by way of public auction the entire contents of:



Hey are you looking for your Grad Dress 2011? 3 Dresses available! Only Worn ONE time. Will sacrifice @ 1/2 price from original price!! Original Total Value Paid $1250 + taxes. Size Small: Blue dress asking $75, Size 4: Red dress asking $275, and Size 6: Black dress asking $275, again only worn once, mint condition!!! Call or email for photos and info at: 604-880-0288 Serious buyers only please!


Childcare Available

CREATIVE MINDS Licenced Childcare. Educational programs. 18 Ave, Burnaby. 604-525-5778 Good Friends Family Childcare Age 0-5. M-F: 7:30-5:30pm. Subsidy ok. Deer Lake. 604 544-1370


Preschools/ Kindergarten

Precious Minds

Montessori School 1630 Edinburgh St., New West.

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


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Thai Styles Home Decor Warehouse Sale Unique Hand Carved Wood Crafts, Teak Furniture at Wholesale prices! Unit 28-145 Schoolhouse St., Coquitlam Open Sat/Sun 11-5. 604-338-0850


PERSIAN KITTENS white, silver, black & tri colours. Playful & ready $350 each. 604.615.4356

BERNESE MOUNTAIN Dog Pups, vet ✔. Ready for Xmas! $950. Chwk. 1-604-794-3561 BOXERS, CKC reg. show champion lines, 3 flashy brindle males, 1 reverse, chipped, wormed & shots, ready now, 604-987-0020

RAGDOLLS & Exotic X Kittens 604 590-3727

FEATURING: Lightjet Model 430 Photo Laser Printer • Complete Developers Dark Room • Several Boxes of Kodak & Fuji Film Paper • Map Cabinets • ENVU / M5U Film Pocket Machines • Fuji File LP 1500SC Digital Mini Lab350 • (2) Fuji Mini Labs (JP50) • Fuji Mini Lab SFA-250 PP1250V • Promate II Digital Processor • Video Lab Cropping Fuji Film SP2000 Processing Table • Saunders / LPL Super Dichroic 45011 Enlargers • Rollma Auto Dispenser Plotter • Durst Camcopy • Color Recorders • Digital Files to Slides Machine • Wall Light Boxes • Bornemann Roller Paper Table Machine • Fuji Lit Back Sign • Ascor Light Flast Port Box w/Photographers Light Umbrella • Pakon AM-501 Slide Mounter • Tecknika Camera on Tripod • Several Tripods • Various Camera Lenses • Cutting Tables • Epson Stylus Pro 9800 Plotters • Epson Archival Ink Plotter • Kodak Paper Endure Metallic • Kodak Paper Ultra Endura • Lacie Monitors • Saunders LPL 4550XL Digital Camera • Saunders LPL 4550XL Digital Light Table • Several Computers • Flat Screen Monitors • Net Gear Phone System (20 Line) Panasonic • Time Clock • Heat Dryers (Pako E6) w/Trays • Lockers • Several Cabinets with Misc. Hand & Power Tools • Large Devilbliss Compressor • 5-Speed Drill Press • Red Tool Chest w/Contents • Ladders • Stereo Components • Stereo Speakers • Woofer • DVD Players • Framed Wall Mirrors • Steno Chairs • Student Writing Tables • 3-Fold Screen • Office Desks & Chairs • Work Stations • Cutting Tables • Samsung Printers • Blue Giant Pallet Jack • Pantone Colour Viewing Light Cabinet • Epson Scanner V700 • Apple CPU • NEC Monitor LCD • Imacon Plotter • Epson Printer/Scanner/Fax (All-In-One) Workforce 500 • Foldinig Tables • Reach-In Display Cooler • Household Fridge • Quality Colour Recorder QCR 120 • MacBeth Aperture Lens • Sony File Scanner • Several Framed & Unframed Pictures • Mounted Photos & Printed Images • Plus Much More . . .




Use this space for reference …as you browse the classifieds

Cancer June 21-July 22: Tackle chores, but make sure directions are clear, pieces are not missing, etc. Don’t start major tasks or projects before Dec. 30. This is a work month, and a health period, so dress for the season, eat well and get your sleep. Relationships intensify all month. Sweet romantic feelings and ambition/lust mingle. An ex might appear. (This is short, perhaps gone by next week). Overall, this week’s smooth. The only possible major problem might appear Saturday – drive carefully, protect sensitive equipment (e.g., computers) be safe around electricity. Gentle, wise love Sunday/Monday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Many ideas/impulses might come to start anew Sunday/Monday, especially in intimate, sexual, financial, investment, relationship and lifestyle areas. Let these stew until late December – they are deep, valid new directions, but they need subconscious gestation. Meanwhile, avoid starting anything new (even forming plans) before Dec. 30.Tuesday’s barriers might show you why. Your romantic mood continues – and it might get a gratifying answer Wednesday! Show bosses how reliable and energetic you can be Thursday to Saturday. That last night, happiness, social delights float toward you! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: A period of delay, indecision, mistakes and missThe emphasis continues on home, property, security, kids, gardening, soul, stomach, nutrition. This is your usual hibernation period, and since new starts are ill-advised before Dec. 30, this would be a great time to get sluggish and slow. You’ll be tempted to end some associations now, but you might regret it later, so wait until after Dec. 29. Communications are affectionate and gracious, travel brings beauty and peace, despite any glitches. Your romantic side simmers, surfacing as excitement Sunday/Monday, meeting obstacles Tuesday, finding gentle wisdom Thursday/Friday.

CHOCOLATE LAB PUPS. CKC Reg’d, M/F, hips & eyes clear, shots, dew claw removed, $1200. Ready Dec 18. Jim 604-454-8643



Dogs DOBERMAN PUPS. Males. Tails/ears/dew claws done. Black/ tan. $1,500/each. 604-607-7433

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $350+. 604-590-3727

AUSSIE DOODLE/LAB Doodles, from $350 - $900, yellow, silver & choc., non shed 604-302-3993


Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Start nothing new before Dec. 30. Protect ongoing projects from mistakes and delays. Reprise projects and relationships from the past, especially in career. (A propos career, higher-ups, parents and VIPs are testy all month, so be diplomatic, eager, honest. Take criticism goodnaturedly.) This is an enjoyable, mellow week. Love might visit you in person, or merely in your thoughts. A particular kind of stress, medical condition or abrupt surprise in relationships that has dogged you for seven years occurs again Friday/Saturday – for the LAST time this lifetime! Grab success Wednesday! Taurus April 20-May 20: Life’s mysteries continue. Research will turn up nuggets, give you insights. Usually this is a good time for investments, intimate commitments, lifestyle changes and health cures/ diagnosis. However, you should avoid anything new in these. Re-diagnosis of an old condition, or grabbing an investment that passed you by formerly, anything attached to the past in this way, can be a good opportunity. But start nothing brand new before Dec. 30. Double-check all facts, figures. Avoid all legal hassles and foreign travel until mid-January. Others treat you with affection all month. Gemini May 21-June 20: Relationships predominate. New meetings, new opportunities and new horizons confront you, but everything new is flawed, if you meet it before Dec. 30. If career/ business opportunities return from the past, then they qualify as “valid” – but former (and new) relationships face pretty gigantic problems. For example, anyone you met in 2010 – and to some degree since 2003 – will always try to dominate you. Patience is best, especially since truly compatible people will appear very soon, in 2011. Be ambitious Monday. Happiness and poor luck Tuesday; happiness and good luck Wednesday!


KITTENS,10 WEEKS old to an approved home, 3 to choose from,604-823-0009 after 4:30 pm

Viewing Times: Monday, December 13, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm Tuesday, December 14, 9:00 am ’Til Auction Time


★★ MEN’S Clothing!★★


CATS for ADOPTION Royal City Humane Society. 604-524-6447

On-Site Location: 472 West 15th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837

Ed Hardy & Christian Audigier TShirts. All Size Large, brand new condition. Downsizing wardrobe. Call 604-880-0288 Serious Inquiries Only!


BERNESE MOUNTAIN Dog Puppies, Male and Female, available January 4th. $1,200. Langley. 778-241-5504.

ENGLISH MASTIFF pups, M/F, p/b, papers, dewormed, 1st shots, 9 wks. $1,850. (1)-604-316-5644

ENGLISH SETTER, CKC Reg. puppies, M/F, Champion lines. Great temperament. 1st shoots, tattooed. $900. 604-533-9310

Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds. www. GERMAN SHEPHERD pups, shots, dewormed, parents to view. $550. 778-344-8280

BOSTON TERRIER Pups, CKC reg, vet chk’d, reputable breeder & exc pedigree. 1-604-794-3786

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Start nothing new before Dec. 30. Stick with the ongoing, or reprise the past. Paradoxically, many new little projects or tasks seem to begin during a work-oriented Sunday/ Monday. Well, keep it small (doing dishes OK; buying a new dishwasher not). Fuse old things into the new, especially at home. Relationships strain your goodwill Tuesday, but reward you nicely Wednesday. Mysteries, temptations, finances, gossip draw you Thursday to Saturday: there’s success in these, but it might all end with a sudden split, tension or event. Hmm. Travel all week. Satisfy your curiosity! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Stick with ongoing projects and relationships – reject the new before Dec. 30. This is a splendid time to remember old friends, family – buy cards for those you haven’t in the past, buy little mementoes, etc. (Xmas shopping is OK, because it’s a repetition for most of us; but avoid big items. Purchase those after Dec. 30.) We all fall in love eventually: your big event is likely 2011 onward, but it might be now. Sunday/Monday tease your romantic side. Still, don’t confuse sensuality with affection. Work, mid-week. Exciting meetings, Thursday onward. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: All 2010 features endings and new beginnings. These hit two peaks: last March, and this Sunday/Monday. But how does that fit in with a period (Dec. 10 to 29) in which you should not be starting anything? Further, at least five “starts” are indicated now. The present “start nothing” period is naturally nostalgic, so it might be bringing things from the past, lingering tendrils, frayed ends, and asking you to fuse them together into a new beginning – or to restart something old. This might occur on a sub-conscious or conscious level. Love meets obstacles Tuesday, green lights Wednesday!


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Dec. 12 - Dec. 18 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Start nothing new before Dec. 30.You might hear from old acquaintances Sunday/Monday, or get the urge to write/call them. Do so, results will be fine. Follow your curiosity these two days. Explore unfamiliar neighbourhoods, figuratively perhaps. Life stops you short Tuesday – it wants you to rest. That’s better than losing your temper. Secrets, security quests succeed Wednesday. Though it’s a week of rest, privacy and contemplation, romantic desires/moods steal over you Thursday to Saturday. Romance’s sister, Creativity, might be a better date. Practise safety late week. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Your mood remains upbeat,yourpopularity’sstrong,hopesbuoyyoursteps, and life offers parties, entertainment, light flirtation. But don’t start any major projects or relationships before Dec. 30. A money situation or puzzle – perhaps with roots in last March – begins to gel, and a subtle but significant new path, new direction, begins to form. Odd that it takes place in a “backward-biased” period, but this seems more oriented toward healing the old than forming the new. Focus on this Sunday/ Monday. Mid-week’s active: have a list. Steer toward home, family Thursday onward. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Your energy and charisma surge upward Sunday/Monday. Trends are hitting “deep notes” or significant turning points, in career, worldly status, relations with governments or large companies, institutions, and in social life. Take a minute to contemplate your life, your path. In general, you should not start anything new, especially in relationships, before Dec. 30. But life might be starting some things for you; and if you can’t trust life, what can you trust? Go with the flow. Money has problems Tuesday, successes Wednesday. Be curious but safe Thursday onward. • Reading: 416-686-5014

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Houses - Sale

6020-01 GOLDEN DOODLE Pups great family pets, email pics avail, $750. 250-674-0091

POODLE/SCHNAUZER X Great Xmas gift. doc’d tails, declawed. 2M/5F. 604-951-6890

MALTESE PUPPIES, family raised, first shots, $700/each. Call 604-945-7807 TEACUP YORKSHIRE Terrier pup. female, 604-825-2001 PIT BULL puppies male & female 1st shots, dewormed $350. View parents. Phone 604-701-1587

RIDGEBACK PUPS PB $600 no papers parents avail for viewing. Ph 604-842-7199

$99 can sell your home 574-5243 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $99,900 597-8361 id4714 Sry Sullivan Mews ground lvl 1200sf 2br 2ba tnhse, 55+complex $220K 834-6935 id5136 Sry E Newton 1 acre lot with 2600sf 6br 2.5ba bungalow $479,900 778-549-2056 id5198 Sry Fleetwood immaculate 2450sf 4br 4ba quiet location $529,900 575-8729 id5270



OLDER TRAILS WEST horse trailer for sale. Asking $3000.00 Call and leave a message at 604-823-4804


We Offer Quick Cash For Your House

Damaged Home! Older Home! Difficulty Selling! Call us first! No Fees! No Risks! 604-626-9647 * ATTENTION * WE BUY HOUSES WE CASH YOU OUT FAST!

We Also Take Over Your Payment Until Your House Is Sold. No Fees! No Risk!

Call us First! 604-700-4419


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Registered Massage Services

TRAINED MASSEUSE $55/hr, Call Kathy 778-885-5254



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



ORIENTAL THERAPY Shiatsu & Reiki, $50/hr, Healing and Relaxation. 202 11th Street, New Westminster. 778-858-7686

Business Opps/ Franchises

#1 JANITORIAL FRANCHISE Customers, (Office Cleaning), Training and support. Financing. 604-434-7744 HOMEWORKERS GET PAID DAILY! Now Accepting! Easy At Home Computer Work, Full/Part Time, No Experience Needed. FREE to Join. HURRY, SPOTS GO FAST!


Houses - Sale


RENT TO OWN, If you have a small down payment, I have a home for you. Less then perfect credit ok. Call Kelly 604-418-3162


High Pymts/Expired Listing/No Equity?

We Will Take Over Your Payment Until We Sell Your Property. No Fees.

Call Kristen today (604) 812-3718


Lots & Acreage

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


Real Estate Investment


(604) 812-3718 OR (604) 786-4663

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

Celebrate all your family occasions in the

Legal Services


Money to Loan

Call 1-866-690-3328


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

Instant Cash!

Use your Car, Keep your Car No Credit Checks! Borrow from to $1000 to $20,000 from our local office


BBY East Hastings/Boundary. 1 BR apt. Shared w/d. $850/mo incl hydro. Near bus loop. Cat okay. N/s. Avail immed. 604-719-2772 BBY, Lghd Mall. 1 BR, $850 incl ht & h/w. ns/np, new bath & tile, storage, Dec 1/15. 604-779-3882


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.

BBY, METROTOWN. 1 - 2 BR. Clean, quiet bldg. Incl heat/hot water. Immed. 778-323-0237 BBY METROTOWN 1 BR. Avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-848-1790

BBY NORTH 2 BR apt, $1100 incls h/w, Avail Dec 15, nr L’heed Mall & SFU, n/s, 778-960-1707 CENTREPOINT ACROSS Metrotown, 2bd, 2bath, view, balconygym, all appliances. $1900 available Jan 1st. 604-617-5852

COQ. 3 BR $1,000, 2 BR $875, 1 BR $800, Now/Jan 1, heat, prkg. 778-990-7079 or 604-521-8249

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

office: 604 524-8174 cell: 604 813-8789

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

COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

office: 604 936-3907

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


401 Westview St, Coq

office: 604 936-1225

Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.

COQ, WALK to Coq Centre, WCE transit, Douglas College. Brand NEW LUXURY Bosa, 1 BR Condo, beautiful granite counts, ss appls, hrdwd flrs, 1 storage, 1 sec’d prkg, sec bldg. Excellent amens: fitness area, sauna/steam room. $1200. Avail Jan 1/Feb1. Prefer NS/NP. Call 604-880-0439 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


St Andrews Street 1 BR Apt, Large balcony, updated, nr transit & amens. Available now. Small pet ok with pet deposit.

Call 604-518-5040


St Andrews Street 2 BR Apt, Large balcony, updated, nr transit & amens. Available Jan 1. Small pet ok with pet deposit.

Call 604-518-5040 VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West

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




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

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

415 Westview St, Coq

1010 6th Ave, New West

office: 604 939-8905 cell: 604 916-0261

CALL 604 715-7764



1300 King Albert, Coq Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.


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


Family Living

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


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.


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

Include heat, hot water, D/W, gym & visual intercom. U/G parking & storage avail. Near transit/Skytrain & shopping. Move-in bonus. Call for details. Pet Friendly Community

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, Affordable. Our A+ BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT \TRAVEL & FREEDOM. Call for your FREE INFORMATION BOOKLET. 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1 866 972 7366).

RENTALS 604-521-8831


Notice of Disposition

Al Dodimead ACD Realty (604) 521-0311 view this & other properties @

102-120 Agnes St, N.West

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

604 420-5636

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.




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


Bright, spotless 1 BR suite. Owner lives up. Fridge, stove, washer & dryers. Flexible possession. Lease and excellent references a must. $795 incls utils.


Refreshingly Clean Meticulously Maintained

Call: 604-444-3000 to book your ad!


604 939-0944

1 Bdrms starting at $825

Legal/Public Notices

TAKE NOTICE THAT the City of Burnaby proposes to transfer closed road described as Pcl. A and D, road dedicated by Plan LMP40993 and Pcl. B and C, road dedicated by Plan 1050, comprising of a total of 0.622ha shown outlined on Reference Plan BCP ___ to be consolidates with Lots 1 and 2, Plan BCP___, ALL of DL 165. Gp 1, NWD to Canada Lands Company CLC Limited (Inc, No. A47912) in exchange for dedication of 0.606ha of land as road.


BBY LGHD MALL, Clean & Bright 2 BR, $1200 incls ht & h/w, n/s, n/p, Immed. 604-298-3470

545 Rochester Ave, Coq

1021 HOWAY ST.





Avoid Bankruptcy, Stops Creditor Calls. Much lower Payments at 0% Interest. We work for You, not Your Creditors.

BBY, BRENTWOOD, NEW 1 BR, balcony, 6 appls, gym. NS/NP. Av Dec 15. $1200/mo. 778-558-9290

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

WEBSITE TONIGHT All the tools you will ever need at

Cut Your Debt by up to 70% DEBT Forgiveness Program

SALISBURY PLACE 7272 Salisbury Ave Bby Highgate 1 BR incl heat & hot water. N/S & N/P. $877/mo. 604-524-4720

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

✔Do you Own a Car? ✔Borrow up to $10000.00 ✔No Credit Checks! ✔Cash same day, local office

Financial Services


BBY METROTOWN 1 & 2 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-788-1867

552 Dansey Ave, Coq


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


Need Cash Today?

Computer/ Internet


COQ BLUE MOUNTAIN, 1 BR apt, $800 incls heat, nr bus, n/s, n/p, Avail Immed. 604-467-2157

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

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Any Price, Any Location Any Condition. No Fees! No Risk!


Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

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

YORKIE X PUPPIES Small size. Vaccinated. $575 to $675. 604-588-5195 PUREBRED BLUE HEELERS Australian Cattle Puppies. Have had 1st shots and de-wormed. Chilliwack. Call 604-512-7560.

Real Estate


Owner Managed Sorry, No Pets

Call for details! 604-589-7040


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


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Houses - Rent

3 Bdrm Homes! Rent TO OWN! Poor Credit Ok, Low Down. Call Karyn 604-857-3597 NEW WEST. 1 BR Apt, $725/mo incls heat, light, cable, laundry, avail Jan 1st. Call 604-780-0048 NEW WEST Cozy 1 BR Penthouse, nr all amens, n/s, n/p, $650. Avail Now. 604-783-6003 NEW WEST. Reno Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR. New Appl’s etc. N/P, From $650-$1050 inc. Heat & Hot Water. Avail Now. 604-724-8353

PT MOODY Klahanie, NEW 2 BR, 2 bath, granite, appls, sec prkg. Canoe Club/gym/pool/ party Jan 1. $1350. N/S. 604-809-857 ROYAL VIEW APTS 1 BR & 2BR. Updated & well managed. By Metrotown. N/P. 604 430-0630, 778-995-7787


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

CALL 604 519-1095

ANMORE, Rancher 2BR, 1900sf, lev acreage, 5 appls, f/p, dbl garg, patio. $2100. Mins to Buntzen Lk, Pt Mdy, Coq Ctr. 778-688-6622

BBY, CENTRAL. Large 3 BR, upper flr. Like new! New paint, new double-glazed windows, new ceiling, new applis. 2 baths, f/p, private w/d, covered sundeck, lots of prkg. $1,550/mo + ½ util. N/s, small pets okay. Nr BCIT, SFU, BGH, Skytrain & bus. Avail Jan 1. 604-563-1231 or 604-298-6874 BBY NORTH 2 BR & Den mn flr, 5 appls, $1200. Jan 1. n/s, n/p, adult oriented. 604-880-9433


1ST MONTH FREE for 850 sq ft office in Metrotown, $550/month incls all. Natalie 778-230-9037


COQ BLUE MTN Como Lk, 2672sf 2 lev hse, 4 BR, 2 bath, 2 f/p, garage, 5 appls. NS/NP. Jan 1. $1695 + utls. 604-931-3050 COQ. CENTRAL, 3 BR single house, 2070 sq ft, $1850/mo + utils, avail now. 604-720-7356

Shared Accommodation


Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 1800 sqft Townhouse in Port Moody, w/d, laminate floors, $595 incls utils, cable & internet, parking, indoor pool, nr SFU & Lougheed Mall. Suits professional working person or student. References Required. Avail Dec 15 or Jan 1. Call 778-846-5275

6602 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

Office/Retail Rent

Suites/Partial Houses

1BDRM GROUND-LEVEL. Sunny, large suite with view, new carpet, d/w, fireplace; access to W/D. no pets. $850 incl utilities 604-432-9161

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.


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

FRASER HEIGHTS (156 & 108). 3 bdrm upper $1425 inc bell sat., hydro, dbl garage, sec. sys, n/s, n/p. laundry cell: 604-319-3360 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 5 bdrm HOUSE w/2 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

5870 Sunset Street

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


COQ New Horizon, newly reno’d 3BR, 2 lvls, all new appls, 1900 sf, nr Pinetree Sec, ns/np, Jan 1st, $1850/mo, 604 760-6372

Suites/Partial Houses

BBY, METROTOWN. 1 BR, g/lvl, Alarm. Near skytrn. NS/NP. Refs. $850 incl util. Jan1. 604-430-1358 BBY NORTH 2 BR g/lvl, priv ent, alarm, w/d, all new appls & kitchen, $950 incls all utils, ns/np, Refs Req, Immed, 604-716-4703

BBY, NORTH. 3 BR, upper, priv laundry, $1250/mo + util. Also: 2 BR bsmt, $850/mo + util. Ns/np. Near Brentwood Mall. Avail now. 604-299-7887 or 604-644-1312 BBY NORTH Bach g/lvl ste, all new appls & kitchen, priv ent, alrm, w/d, $650 incls all utils, ns/ np, Immed, Refs. 604-716-4703 COQ 2 BR g/lvl, newly reno’d, 1065 sqft, sep w/d, nr all ammens, refs, ns/np, $1000 + 40% utils. Avail Now. 604-475-4197 N BBY Dundas/Madison: house 2BR grd/lve new reno; $750+utils. Ns/np. Refs. 604-377-7823.

BBY 2 BR g/l in new house, $750 incls heat & hydro. NS/NP. Nr Canada Way/Imperial. suits 1 or 2 people, Jan 1. 604-521-6658

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 BRIGHT with view 1 BR g/lvl, $795 incls utils, nr ammens, n/s, n/p, Avail Now. 604-520-1346 BBY, CLOSE to Highgate, lrg 3 BR with ensuite, Jan 1, 5 appls, $1375/mo + utils. 604-522-8127 BBY, DEER LAKE. 2 BR, grd/lvl. Sh’d w/d. Ns/np. Refs. $950/mo incls utils. 604-298-9149

NEW WEST, Queensborough. 2 BR, Priv ent. Shared w/d. Ns/np. Nr bus & Skytrain. Suits 2 people. $750 incl hydro/heat. Avail Now. Call 604-307-9350

NEW WEST, Queensborough. Clean & spac. 1 BR. Ns/np. $650 incl hydro/cbl. Near park, shops, schools. Avail now. 604-306-3057 NEWLY RENO’D 1 bdrm bsmt suite $675/mo - Riverview Heights n/s n/p util & wifi incl. Avail Jan. 1st. (604) 728-7208 N.WEST Queensborough NEW lrg 2 BR gr lev ste, sh’d W/D. $875 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-339-8616

POCO. Bright, clean 1 BR, grd/lvl. Priv laundry & patio. Cozy w/b f/p. Near bus. $700/mo + 1⁄3 util. N/s, n/p. Avail Jan 1st. 604-944-6669

Call (604)812-3718 or (604)786-4663



BBY, 22ND/BOUNDARY. Homestay Furnished 2 BR, share bath, with or without 2 meal option, cable, sh’d W/D. By BCIT, SFU, all transit. NS/NP. Refs. 778-389-9925 or 604-879-1454

Miscellaneous Rentals


BBY, EAST. 2 BR, grd/lvl. Shared laundry. Near schools, Skytrain & bus. $895/mo + util. Ns/np. Now. 604-789-6318, 604-521-1008 BBY HOSPITAL 1 BR ste, partly furnished, $650 + utils, incl cbl & net, Avail Dec 22. n/s, n/p, w/d, 778-785-6974 or 604-726-8643 BBY NORTH, 1100sf, 2 BR g/l ste, sh’d W/D, carport. $900+50% utls. NS/NP. Jan 1. 604-618-0050

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


1-BEDROOM AP T. Move in tomorrow. Affo rdable monthly rent.

Go to or call 604-444-3000.


POCO CITADEL HTS, 3 BR + Den g/lvl, 1200 sqft, priv ent, w/d, open kitchen, w/i closet, full bath, 2 blks to schl & transit, $1000 + utils. Jan 1. ns/np, 604-472-9802


ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.


Blinds & Draperies

BLACKOUT DRAPES. Cut light 100%. Save energy. Dampen sound. Innovative fabric in 42 colors. Free est. 604-506-6230



* RENOS * Bsmt refinish * Drywall * Bath Tiles * Windows * Doors * Stairs. Call Norm 604-437-1470 RENO’S, CARPENTRY, Drywall, Handyman. 30 years experience. Phone David 604-825-4072


1ST MTH FREE 1 & 2 BR Apts. Good view. Metrotown. Close to skytrain. Natalie 778-230-9037

Professionally Managed by Colliers International

ROTARY TOWER 25 Clute St, New West




#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 Exp. Reliable European Cleaning, Holiday Cleanup, Res, Ref’s avail★ Call 604 760-7702 ★




DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-294-5300 DRAINAGE, SEWER & WATER Underground Video Inspection Call Tobias 604 782-4322 Mia Casa − Drain Tile/Sewer Line Water Line Repairs / Replacement & Cleaning. Vince 604-941-6060, Al 604-783-3142



one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865



West Coast Cedar Installations Fencing & Decking EST 1991

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



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




Flooring/ Refinishing

THE ART OF HARDWOOD FLOORS Installations Refinishing & Repairs Dust Free. Affordable Rates! Free Estimates.

#1113 Low Cost Electric 522-3435 Comm/Res/Panel change Heating/Appl Repair. Lic & Bonded.

Call: 604-240-3344

#1167 LIC Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter, WCB, low rates, 24/7. 617-1774.

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944

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

Need a Gardener?


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


Artistry of Hardwood Floors

INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508




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

604-420-4800 Established 1963

Find one in the Home Services section

Home Services

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Planning on RENOVATING?

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


Townhouses Rent

2BDRM-1BATH, W/D, d/w, hdwd flrs, deck & yrd. Yrly lease avail Dec.1, n/s, n/pet $1150 + util. 604-552-3775 evenings to 9pm. COQ, EAGLE RIDGE, 3 BR, 1.5 bath, 5 appls, carport. $1300. Avail now. N/S. 1 Small pet ok. Near schools. 604-931-1084 POCO 2 BR T/H $755 & $775 & 5 BR for $1190. Quiet-family complex, no pets. Now. 604-464-0034


(Coquitlam Centre area)

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

Call 604-942-2012 WOODLAND PARK

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

Contact 604-939-0221

Check out the specialists in our Home Service Directory of the Classifieds and get started on your project today! To advertise your Home Service Business call Classifieds 604-444-3000

Burnaby NOW • Saturday, December 11, 2010 • A39




RAIN CENTRE LTD. (since 1968)

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

A1 Steve’s Gutter Cleaning & Repair from $98. Gutters vacuumed/hand clean. 604-524-0667 PRP GUTTER CLEANING & GUTTER REPAIRS. Free estimates 604-764-0399





Moving & Storage

AJK MOVING LTD. Moving • Storage • Deliveries Local & Long Distance Movers Residential • Commercial Industrial

Also Special Truck for Clean-Ups Garage • Basement • Backyard

604-875-9072, 604-873-5292

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


$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 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.

604-878-5232 SINCE 1997

HANDY ANDY Handyman services. Odd Jobs. (WHATEVER). 604-715-9011



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



AMI MOVING ★ 3-5 ton cube. Starting at $39/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620

PLUMBING & 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.


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

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


10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005


Talk to Someone You Trust.


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


Christmas Special

15% OFF

All Tiling Supplies

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936 Additions, renos & new const. Concrete forming & framing specialist. Patrick 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 Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

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


Painting/ Wallpaper



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

Call Bill


Kraft Painting & Decorating Residential, Commercial,Apartments





Fully Guaranteed, Worksafe Covered

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


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




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



WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM GL Roofing cedar shake, asphalt shingle, flat roofs BBB WCB clean gutters $80. 24/7 604-240-5362 Roof Snow Removal by RCABC Cert’d ROOFERS. 50 years exp. Dunrite Roofing • 604-522-8516


604-299-5511 ext 213

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


Moving & Storage


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

45 We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance FREE ESTIMATES • Seniors Discount

604-787-8061 604-537-4140

Interior & Exterior

15% OFF

Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB


TOP PAINTING Winter Special: JOE 604-782-1377

Good Day Painting Fully Insured, Quality Work, Res/Comm, No Payment till Job is Completed! Call Thomas 604 377-1338 PAINTING Text. Ceilings & Drywall Repairs. Cove & Trim Finishing. Cer. Tiles. 604-521-1567.

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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


Snow Removal

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

★ 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.



K & E’S 24 HOUR SNOW PLOWING & SALTING Commercial & Residential Fully Insured


Tree Services

• • • •

renovations custom homes kitchens and baths over 20 yrs experience

Carlo 604-818-5919

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

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

604-937-6633 604-349-5533



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 DLN 30309




Scrap Car Removal

Scrap Car Removal

Removal FREEScrap/Car No Wheels No Problem

HOUR 2Service From Call

Family Owned & Operated

(604) 209-2026


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

604-521-7594 604-817-8899

Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915 Wildwood Tree Services, Exp Hedge Trimming and Removal & Tree Pruning. Free Est. 604-893-5745


Window Cleaning

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

604-420-4800 Established 1963

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


Scrap Car Removal



604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H



1998 EAGLE TALON ESI, 170k, 2.0 L, excellent condition, 5 spd, no accidents, silver exterior, grey interior. $3900. 604-763-3223

Cash for junk cars! $100 to $1000 Ask about our $500 Credit!

Visit our website @ Free tow, no wheels, no papers no problem! Hassle free friendly service. 2 hr service in most areas.

604 628 9044

Free Removal & Towing Service! ★CALL★ 604-880-8420 or 604-277-9021 ★ FREE TOWING ★ up to $300 CASH Today!

604-728-1965 John #1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200


Rubbish Removal

Tree Services


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




Quality European Craftsmanship

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


Sports & Imports

NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? 604-341-7738

604-RUBBISH Georgie Award for Best Renovation & Design Complete Renovations / Additions Kitchens / Bathrooms



* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs


Student Works

Disposal & Recycling

Trips start at


All Renovations & Additions, Ins. Quality Work


30 yrs exp.



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

John 778-288-8009

1 Read.

Read Autofind in the paper every weekend.

2 Click.

1. Go to 2. Search by STOCK# 3. Get details & photos of cars you choose

3 Drive.

Contact the dealer, check out your new ride and drive home. Easy, right?

10% OFF with this ad


20% Discount

Residential • Commercial Free Estimates • Top Quality


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


PRIMO PAINTING Christmas Special


Snow Removal

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

A.J.K. Moving Ltd. Special truck for clean-ups. Any size job. Lic# 32839 604-875-9072 873-5292



Renovations & Home Improvement

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

778-235-1772 Est 1995

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



Rubbish Removal

(selected wholesaler —cash sales)

TWO BROTHERS MOVING Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 • • Move residential, office & pianos. Best rates in town, 604-781-0297



DAN THE HANDYMAN. Reno’s & Home Repairs, 20 yrs Exp. Free Estimates. ★ Call 604 715-3979

T. TRAN -604-723-2468, Tree Pruning, hedging, weeding, leaf cleanup, gutters, etc. Reliable.


Renovations & Home Improvement

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

Lawn & Garden

Home Services




WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Tree & Hedge Pruning. Hedge removal. 604-893-5745



To place your ad call



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

A40 • Saturday, December 11, 2010 • Burnaby NOW

100% B C Owned and Operated

g n i p Holiday Shop

Star of th elps e Season Ca f only $2 h o mpaign - November 1 n o strengthe i t a n o d r u o y , to December 24, 2010 th e n our comm s’ Star of e c i unities during th o h C e h t e holiday season. All of the money generated from Season C ters. ampaign w ill be donated to alabar prin eight neighbourhood houses. Stars kindly provided by C

Kicking Horse Organic Fair Trade Coffee

Chapman’s Ice Cream

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

454g • product of Canada

2 L • product of Canada



Healthy Way Breads


85g • product of USA

Valley Pride Organic Egg Nog

assorted varieties


1 L • product of Canada

+ deposit + eco fee

Kashi Whole Grain Cereals



assorted varieties



Wholesome Country Sourdough Bread



package of 6


389-425g • product of USA

From the Deli

Specialty Roasted Chickens assorted flavours

2.00 off

Certified Organic, California Grown

1.58lb/ 3.48kg

Cheese Feature Boursin Cheese assorted varieties

2/5.00 280-360g • product of Canada Tree of Life Organic Crackers assorted varieties


Argentina Grown



reg 6.99

Wolfgang Puck Organic Canned Soups

170g pkg

Bulk Department

Organic Dried and Conventional Sweetened Cranberries prepackaged or bins

20% off regular retail price

Aura Cacia Foam Bath Packets


regular retail price

Old Dutch Restaurante Tortilla Chips assorted varieties


Adding the appeal of bubbles to an all-natural and gentle aromatherapy bath product. These foam baths will leave your skin soft and silky smooth.

Mountain Sky Shea Butter Soaps

2.99 135g

Handcrafted vegetable-based soap made with pure essential oils. River friendly, made in B.C.

assorted varieties



398ml • product of USA

Armstrong Cheese assorted varieties

Olympic Natural Yogurt

7.99 600g • product of Canada

Rice Stollen

Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies and Chocolate or Honey Graham Crackers




Rice Bakery


Value Pack Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

1 dry pint



assorted varieties

Butter Shortbread Cookies 2/6.00



Value Pack Specialty Chicken Drumsticks and Wings

Vicolo Gourmet Pizzas

20 sachets

From Our Bakery


Meadowvale Creamy Butter

369-425g • product of USA

Twinings Teas


3.29lb/ 7.25kg


made with organic ingredients

Sun-Rype 100% Juice

Certified Organic, Mexico Grown

assorted varieties Value Pack Bone-in Specialty Chicken Breasts or Thighs

570-600g • product of Canada


Whole Specialty Frying Chicken

Endangered Species Chocolate Bars

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

Meat Department

Red Cherry Tomatoes

604-541-3908 ALDER CROSSING - 3248 KING GEORGE BLVD Hours: 10am-6pm, 7 days a week

assorted varieties


650ml • product of Canada

2/6.00 213g • product of USA





2627 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0009

3493 Cambie St. Vancouver 604.875.0099

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

Prices Effective December 9 to December 15, 2010.

Choices in the Park

Rice Bakery South Surrey

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

3248 King George Blvd. South Surrey 604.541.3902

Choices at the Crest 8683 10th Ave. Burnaby 604.522.0936

Kelowna 1937 Harvey Ave. Kelowna

250.862.4864 Note Area Code

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

Burnaby Now - December 11, 2010  

Burnaby Now - December 11, 2010 printed edition

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