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Pro hired to track down cat Andrew Fleming staff reporter

When a cat or dog goes missing, most pet owners canvass the neighbourhood, put up posters, check in with animal rescue groups and maybe put up a posting on Facebook or Craig’s List. One local couple, however, decided to go the extra mile when their one-yearold grey female tabby, Luna, recently went AWOL from their home near the intersection of Canada Way and Imperial Street. More specifically, they went an extra 500 or so miles in order to bring in Harry Oakes, a professional tracker from Longview, Washington who uses trained search dogs, to help locate their missing kitty. “He’s done search and rescue professionally for about 40 years,” said Robin Hoare, a clothierwhodesigns custom business Luna is missing suits. “We brought him in maybe five days after she went missing as kind of like a last resort.” Oakes, one of the only private search and rescue experts in North America, literally has a highly impressive track record and claims on his website – – to have a 95 per cent success rate when it comes to finding lost or stolen pets, with 20 per cent found during the initial search and the remainder located later after owners know where precisely to post missing pet signs. Cat Page 9

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Sweet ending: Burnaby Hawks team members Sammy Langthorne, Sunny Chadha and David Wong can play in the

Special Olympics floor hockey championship this weekend, now that they’ve got newly donated equipment. The team’s gear was stolen recently.

Goodness trumps the bad guys Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

You couldn’t ask for a happier ending. Last Sunday, someone stole equipment from Burnaby’s Special Olympics floor hockey team, just days before a major championship. Most of the Burnaby Hawks’ equipment – roughly $3,000 worth – was taken from one of the coach’s cars, while he was parked outside a church. As soon as the team’s plight aired on Monday’s evening news, the donations started pouring in. “We were overwhelmed with phone calls and e-mails from people wanting to donate money or equipment,” said Burnaby resident Sara Foss, a volunteer with Special Olympics. “They said things like, ‘I can’t believe someone would do this in a church parking lot.’ They were

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shocked. I mean, most people just said, Provincial Winter Games floor hockey ‘This is terrible. I want to do whatever I can championship this weekend at UBC. Sunny Chadha, a power forward with to help the team.’ “ the Burnaby Hawks, was upset Foss wasn’t actually home about the theft, which threatwhen the story aired, but her “Most people husband was. ened the team’s chance to parjust said, ‘This is ticipate in a championship that “The phone started ringing only happens once every four off the hook, and my husband, terrible. I want years. Now, he’s overwhelmed … he said he answered about to do whatever I by 15 calls within the first five the community’s response. can to help the “I was so shocked,” he said. minutes of the story airing,” “People are so nice. I’m really Foss said. team.’ ” grateful. I’m so proud that I The Burnaby Minor Hockey get to go to the games now. I’m Association donated $1,000 in SARA FOSS really happy.” cash for new equipment, and Volunteer, Special Olympics In a follow-up TV news Vera’s Burger Shack said the story, Chadha personally company would cover the cost addressed the people who stepped forof whatever else was needed. Now the team has everything they need ward to help. to participate in the Special Olympics B.C Goodness Page 4

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Right-wing player is back in the game Brent Richter staff reporter

For over 30 years, Burnaby entrepreneur Brian Bonney has been quietly and, sometimes, not so quietly, the man behind the scenes in provincial and city conservative politics. But after five years of advocacy work with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Bonney has returned to the private sector and is again beating the political drum. Bonney became enamoured with politics when, at 17, he found himself owning his first business and with that, a new group of friends in the “free enterprise” Burnaby Voters’ Association (BVA). Bonney stuck with the BVA and took on the role of managing election sign distribution and gradually spread his interests with volunteer positions in the Social Credit Party of B.C. and the federal Progressive Conservatives. Bonney stepped up his responsibility in the BVA and somewhat promoted himself from sign duty to mediator in the late 1980s, when a group calling themselves the Burnaby Voters’ Non-Partisan Association (NPA) split from BVA. The split was instigated by Harry Bloy, now a Burnaby Liberal MLA. Bonney and some other party volunteers set out to unify the party. “We all felt strongly that a split wasn’t going to serve the interests of free enterprise and that we needed to bring the two organizations together,” he said. “There was one campaign where the NPA actually ran a slate, and it proved us to be correct that basically the two organizations splitting that free enterprise vote was ineffective.” After the dust had settled and the business vote had been unified, Bonney and

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In the fray: Brian Bonney, a longtime player in politics in the city, is back in the game and busier than ever. Bonney has been

a force in right-leaning politics in the city and province since becoming involved with the Burnaby Voters’ Association as a teenager. other BVA volunteers started laying the groundwork for a new political force or “team,” if you will, in Burnaby politics. “I helped with a group of about 20 people that spawned TEAM Burnaby, and that’s really what brings us to recent politics in Burnaby,” he said. Bonney later went on to start two telecommunications businesses with Bloy and

ran Bloy’s first provincial election campaign, which led to five years of working as the director of operations for the B.C. Liberal party. Since leaving the Canadian Federation of Independent Business to take on the job of director of sales at New Westminster’s Uniserve, Bonney has again found himself in demand.

“The phone is ringing off the hook with people wanting me to come and help them out – from all the camps, (Mike) De Jong’s, Kevin Falcon’s, (George) Abbott’s and Christy Clark’s,” he said. Bonney’s Twitter feed is now dotted with endorsements and retweets for the only person he’s ever run against (and lost Bonney Page 4

Calendino breaks from the pack and backs Dix Left-wing locals mostly line up behind Horgan Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter

While Mayor Derek Corrigan has made clear his support of John Horgan for the NDP leadership race, not everyone on city council has followed suit. Horgan, the NDP energy critic and MLA for the Malahat-Juan de Fuca riding, is one of six current

contenders for the top provincial New Democratic Party spot. Coun. Pietro Calendino is endorsing Adrian Dix, VancouverKingsway MLA and NDP health critic. “He’s probably the hardest-working MLA we have,” Calendino said. “I don’t know if we’ve had a better health-care critic.” Councillors Sav Dhaliwal and Nick Volkow are also endorsing Horgan. For Volkow, picking a candi-






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dynamic, someone the entire party could get behind. Coun. Richard Chang was talking to candidates and the community and had not yet chosen anyone to endorse when contacted. Councillors Colleen Jordan and Anne Kang did not return messages before press time. All Burnaby Citizens’ Association members also have to be registered members of the NDP. The current city council is composed entirely of BCA councillors.

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to by 30 votes) in an election – Christy Clark. Bonney said he sees in Clark someone who can do three things: stimulate the economy, keep the Liberal party together and win the next election. “I looked at those criteria and decided Christy Clark was the person I had to support, and I don’t do anything small, so I went out and did it in a big way,” he said. Bonney then e-mailed all 2,000 of his personal contacts and started making calls. “What I looked for was somebody that could keep the legacy that Gordon Campbell started, which was using tax reduction as a stimulus to get our economy going. Everything I do in life is about driving our economy in B.C. – being the best in Canada, best in the world so that our children can stay in B.C. to earn a living and live here,” Bonney said. As for the next municipal election, now just eight months away, Bonney said he will be sitting this one out, despite having been approached by many who would like to see change.

“To give Derek Corrigan and his team some credit, they’ve run Burnaby pretty good,” Bonney said, but quickly added that he first gives credit to former BVA councillor Vic Stusiak for designing many of the fiscal policies that Burnaby continues to use. Meanwhile, Bonney said his new job and family commitments mean he doesn’t want to take on more activism – especially when he has no faith in the current “free enterprise” slate in Burnaby. “We need a fresh new start in Burnaby. I think we need a brand new team, and I don’t know where that’s going to come from. I don’t see a viable alternative right now,” he said. “And until that happens, I don’t want to split my energies.” He said as long as the Burnaby Citizens’ Association remain “good caretakers,” for the city, he doesn’t see change coming. Ultimately, Bonney said he would like to see a council that has both “free enterprise” and “socialist union” views present. “That’s what really gives us good governance,” he said.

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“I looked in the camera, and said, ‘I’m going to get the gold for you guys,’” he recounted. “I still can’t believe it.” He’s also in much better spirits about the upcoming championship. “I feel really, really good,” Chadha said. “Ever since what happened, I was more nervous. And when people helped out, I’m comforted now. I’m so happy. I’m going to get the gold for them. I had a dream yesterday that we won the championship and got the gold. It was the best dream ever. … Good things happen now.” One of the volunteer coaches, Ken Endo, was also impressed by the donations.

“I thought that was phenomenal,” he said. “To see people in the community and individuals come forward and help our program – overwhelming is not really the word – it’s just fantastic. It really gave me faith in mankind – that there’s good people out there.” The championships are on Friday and Saturday at UBC. “I personally feel we’ve already won, and no one can take that away from the athletes,” Endo said. If people still want to donate to the Special Olympics, contact the provincial office at 604-737-3078.

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City backs Heritage B.C. pleas Burnaby council supports non-profit group’s bid for provincial funding Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter

Heritage B.C. should have its funding and support reinstated by the provincial government, Burnaby council agreed unanimously Monday night. Council voted to send letters to the premier, the minister for tourism, trade and investment, and Burnaby’s four MLAs in support of Heritage B.C., a provincial non-profit umbrella organization that serves community-based heritage groups. The city’s community heritage commission received a letter from the president of Heritage B.C.’s board of directors, Larry Foster, about the lack of funding. “It’s another example of a contract broken by this government,” Coun. Paul McDonell said of the funding cuts. “I think it’s disgraceful that nobody’s up in arms about this.” Coun. Sav Dhaliwal pointed out that while a city as large as Burnaby does not use funds from Heritage B.C. for restoration of heritage properties, smaller communities throughout B.C. rely on the organization

to help preserve history. Heritage B.C. had its funding request to the provincial government denied in 2009, as well as a gaming grant application. The nonprofit had to cease operations for three months, according to the community heritage commission’s report. Heritage B.C. received half of its usual gaming grant money for 2010, the organization’s executive director, Rick Goodacre, said in an interview. “We had operating funding every year for 20 years,” he said. “Now it’s gone completely.” To survive, Heritage B.C. is using money from the Heritage Legacy Fund, established with $5 million in funding from the province in 2005, to cover its operating budget. The fund pays out 3.5 per cent of funds in its account, the annual interest from the fund, through the Vancouver Foundation. That’s down from five

per cent in better times, Goodacre said. Using the funding this way cuts into the grants the legacy fund can dispense, Goodacre pointed out. If funding by the government is not reinstated, Heritage B.C. cannot continue its work, Goodacre said. “We’re looking at, basically, Heritage B.C. shutting down,” he said. “I see things coming to a halt as far as we’re concerned.” The ministry sent an email in response to questions from the NOW. Karen Johnson, communications director for the ministry, did not directly respond to questions and said that budget questions couldn’t be answered before the B.C. budget was introduced on Wednesday. The province has invested $17 million in operating, preserving and improving provincially owned heritage sites, she said. The government has put $4 million towards retraining and employing 127 dis-

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Is our trust in medical specialists misplaced? We can only hope that the health ministry’s review of radiologists expands to include a review of the system as well Recent news that CT scans in three mean the difference between life and B.C. communities were read by radiolodeath. gists who were either unqualified or Most of us will never know how who made substantial errors good or bad our health profesdespite qualifications is deepsionals really are. Shopping ly concerning. around is not really an option Burnaby NOW Never are we more vulnerin our strained public system, able than when waiting on a so we are left with little choice diagnosis. The radiologists who interbut to trust what we are told. It’s crucial pret scans of our bodies literally have that that trust be well placed. information in their hands that can Medicine, like any profession, is


subject to human frailties. The recent problems, however, point to more than a few isolated errors; they suggest a serious systemic flaw. The review being undertaken by the health ministry is intended to help to explain what went wrong. To do that effectively, it must extend beyond the particulars of these individual cases – and perhaps even beyond the field of radiology. If someone can get a job

interpreting CT scans without the proper credentials, is it not possible underqualified individuals have slipped through the cracks in other areas? The review should consider whether the College of Physicians and Surgeons – which oversees doctors’ qualifications – has adequate safeguards in place across the board. It is no exaggeration to say our lives depend on their conclusions.

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e published an editorial in the last edition praising MP Bill Siksay. Siksay has worked tirelessly to ensure that transgendered folks gain human rights protections that they currently don’t have access to. In that editorial, we also urged senators to make Siksay’s bill the law of the land. Frankly, being the ever-cynical editor, I doubt if this bill will make it to law, but I hope it does. Some readers disagreed with our editorial. That’s expected. After all, it is an opinion, and people have different opinions. And, again, not surprisingly, the objections to the editorial and support for human rights protections for transgendered people highlighted our society’s abysmal confusion where all things gender-related or sexual are concerned. And, it’s no wonder. From the moment we’re conceived, we’re bombarded with rigid gender stereotypes. Thankfully, during the last 50plus years, we’ve managed to gain some wriggle room around gender stereotypes – but just

try having a man in a skirt walk down a busy street, and you’ll get a quick lesson in just how easily people can be thrown for a loop. When the vast majority of us see something that doesn’t fit with what we have come to expect – it makes us stop and look, possibly even think. And, hopefully, even question our assumptions. But for some folks, things that don’t fit with their preconceived ideas are quickly put in the “wrong” file. And, that’s just not right. I’m no sexologist, but if someone believes that they’re stuck with the wrong gender and they’re not making a snap decision about the change – then I’m thinking it’s their identity, their body and their right. And, if they do make that rather large change in their life, then they shouldn’t have to endure discrimination while they’re making that transformation. Simplistic? You bet. But I think it is that simple. Arguments about transgendered folks going into women’s bathrooms when they’re still – how can we say this – holding men’s equipment, is baloney. People undergoing such seismic change in their lives aren’t out to shock folks in washrooms – they’re just trying to manage. So, let them. As for arguments that

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Getting school priorities straight Dear Editor:

What a wonderful, heart-warming photo of the kindergarten kids at Forest Grove Elementary School leading a dance for Chinese New Year throughout the school (Gung hei fat choi, Burnaby NOW, Feb. 9). And how fortunate they are to be the first ones in the new Mandarin language arts program, the leader in B.C. This story deserved to be on the front page rather than the “Private Schools at the Top” story (Burnaby NOW, Feb. 19), which quotes the reactionary Fraser Institute’s report card which puts Forest Grove School at the bottom of the heap, but gives a Bountiful school a perfect mark! Which of these two schools would you choose

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Deer Lake lacks romance

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Re: Not a city of lovers?, Burnaby NOW, Feb. 12. I just walked around Deer Lake for the first time since the city decided to desecrate the natural setting in the area of Shadbolt Centre (not my favorite architecture). We now have two wide concrete paths and a surrounding black wrought iron fence. I am totally saddened by this. Perhaps our planners should visit Central Park in New York and see what romantic is all about! I’m not at all surprised at our low ranking. Janice McCann, Burnaby






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Privacy concerns alarming More to the raw milk story Dear Editor:

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Re: Privacy is being protected, Letters to the editor, Burnaby NOW, Feb. 9. This is not just about kindergarten children. It’s about all BC residents. The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), which conducts the Early Development Instrument kindergarten survey, links its data banks with Pop Data B.C. That organization’s website states B.C. has “one of the world’s largest collections” of private records. It states that it has private records “on B.C.’s four million residents, in many cases from 1985 onwards.” Not even “passive consent” is being obtained for this. The EDI letter to parents is signed by HELP’s director, Clyde Hertzman, who is also on the board of Pop Data B.C. HELP documents state that in 2004 HELP obtained “ministerial signatures” to allow data linkage and had already linked the personal education numbers and personal medical numbers of “97 per cent of school age children.” Which ministers’ signatures were those? What is our government up to? Where is the Opposition? The bigger issue is that the B.C. government is allowing and funding this violation of parents’ and children’s consent rights regarding the EDI and everyone’s privacy rights. B.C. has the only government in Canada that is allowing the creation of such a vast data-bank on its residents. If B.C.’s Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act allows this (doubtful), that is alarming, not reassuring. Statistics Canada required written parental consent when teachers filled in surveys about students.

Re: recent coverage about Alice Jongerden’s challenge to the raw milk law. Provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall maintains that unpasteurized milk is dangerous. Last year he pronounced that there were “many many many many instances of people getting sick from drinking raw milk” as though those cases had happened in British Columbia. He’s changed his tune after I put in a Freedom of Information request for such records, and the Health Ministry couldn’t come up with even one. Now he points to it having caused serious outbreaks of illness in other jurisdictions. The smear campaign against our dairy, perpetrated last year by Dr. Kendall and ventriloquist dummies from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, was a madefor-newsmedia production, alleging that the crackdown and testing was triggered when an 18-month-old child who consumed raw milk from Home on the Range dairy suffered gastrointestinal illness and that a lab test had shown raw milk from our dairy was unfit for human consumption because the bacteria counts were so high. Had there been one iota of real evidence indicating our milk had harmed someone, it certainly would have been entered when Fraser Health went to court for an order to shut us down. But it wasn’t … because what they alleged never actually happened. They never told the whole truth – i.e. that the samples of raw milk they’d seized had been handled contrary to the law. They bungled the task, stipulated in the Milk Industry Act Standards Regulation. Thus, the lab results purported were so badly skewed they’re irrelevant.

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many oppressed people have found, is not only a way to get through the oppression, it is also a great way to build bridges. It’s hard to hate someone when you both share a sense of the absurdity of a situation. Change can sometimes be difficult – it wasn’t that long ago that folks were saying gay marriage was going to destroy Canada. It wasn’t long before that when it was OK to fire gay folks. And it wasn’t long before that when women had to make a case for being paid the same wage


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Trans rights: Not a threat, folks transgendered folks shouldn’t be allowed to hold down some jobs – essentially arguing that it’s OK to discriminate on the basis of their identity – I say, bigotry in any form is bigotry. We also published a cartoon that some folks on the pro-transgendered rights side felt was offensive. They, as well, are entitled to their opinions. But, frankly, I thought the cartoon reflected a real, but stupid, fear and was neither cruel nor oppressive. And humour, as

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as men who did the same job. So far, the only thing, in my opinion, that may destroy Canada is a citizenry that’s more interested in hockey and Justin Bieber than climate change. Who’s going through what gender change seems to be a pretty minor matter in the big picture. For a very interesting conversation between an opponent of the bill, our reporter and MP Bill Siksay, go to and visit Jennifer Moreau’s blog, Community Conversations.

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Cat: Couple hires professional tracker to search for lost pet continued from page 1

Although Oakes and his dog team failed to turn up the cat after a five-hour search, Hoare said he and his wife, Lisa, at least now know exactly where Luna disappeared. Oakes’ dogs were able to at least track her to a nearby park where the trail went cold.


“We were originally fearing that coyotes or something had got her, but from what he tracked, it looks like maybe a transient or someone picked her up and put her in his cart,” he said. “Where we were looking those five days before, we were way off base, so it helps we can narrow it

down. We’re hoping whoever has her will travel that route back. It’s a very specific route – it goes down to New West across the train tracks, and the person knew exactly where to go to get through a rip in the fence.” The couple are also offering a small reward for their pet’s return, although

there isn’t much left in the kitty after having to spend $1,000 US to bring in Oakes and his canine helpers. The amount may seem like a lot, although Hoare pointed out that vet bills can easily be that high. The couple still have Luna’s brother, Bear, and Hoare said they hope the other cat will come back.

There’s also an added sentimental reason for them to not give up hope. “We figure they were both born on the day that I proposed to my wife,” said

Hoare, “so there’s that.” If you have any information about Luna, please call 778-996-2959 or e-mail

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Arianna Sovernigo admits with a laugh that her relationship with opera didn’t get off to an auspicious start. Which is to say, she fell asleep at the first opera she ever attended. It was a high school class trip to see Rigoletto, and, well, she wasn’t enthralled. She didn’t become enthralled with opera for quite some time, in fact. She really wanted to be a musical theatre performer, but she got talked into studying opera instead. “I was told I couldn’t dance and my voice wasn’t very musical-theatre-like,” she explains. It wasn’t until her third year of college – she has her bachelor of music degree in opera performance from the Vancouver Academy of Music – that she discovered she really liked opera. “Now I love it!” she declares, and her eyes dance. The same enthusiasm is mirrored in the face of Chloé Hurst, who nods emphatically in agreement. The two took time out to meet up with the NOW at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts to talk about their upcoming roles in Burnaby Lyric Opera’s Don Giovanni. Mozart’s masterpiece opens at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts on Feb. 26. The Burnaby sopranos have two lead roles: Sovernigo appears as Donna Anna, while Hurst is Zerlina. Those familiar with the story will know that Donna Anna is the victim of a rape (or attempted rape, depending on your reading of the script) in the opening scene. “From there it’s just vengeance. It’s all she seeks,” Sovernigo says, adding it’s a meaty part for a performer. “There’s a lot of drama in this role.” At the other end of the spectrum is Hurst’s Zerlina, who’s about to be married. “When Zerlina first appears, it’s the first happy moment in the opera,” Hurst says with a laugh. “It’s her wedding day, everything is very cheerful, very exciting.” Of course, opera being what it is, that doesn’t last long. What happens when Don Giovanni shows up and attempts to work his womanizing magic on Zerlina is, of course, another twist in the admittedly complex plot. Hurst has worked with Burnaby Lyric Opera before – she’s sung in its concert series – but she’s excited to be appearing in her first mainstage role. As with Sovernigo, being an opera singer wasn’t her original life goal. She was in a couple of operas as a child, as part of the Vancouver

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A passion for opera: Arianna Sovernigo, left, and Chloé Hurst appear in Burnaby Lyric Opera’s Don Giovanni, opening Feb. 26 at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Opera Children’s Chorus, but it wasn’t a focus for her. She studied piano all her life and was considering pursuing her career in that direction. Then, in her Grade 12 year at Notre Dame Secondary, she had a chance to play Maria in the school’s production of West Side Story. Her father, who’s a musician, came up to her afterwards and asked her: “Have you ever thought of singing?” “I had never taken a voice lesson in my life,” she says with a laugh. So she went to a summer music program at the University of British Columbia to give it a try. “All of a sudden my eyes were open to this totally new world,” she says. Nancy Hermiston, who directs the opera program at UBC, was leading the summer program and took Hurst under her wing. Before she knew it, Hurst found herself singing for a chance to get into the opera program. “It all happened very fast,” Hurst notes. It was that summer, before she started her first year at UBC, that she started taking voice lessons – she’s still studying with Heather Thomson-Price. Hurst now has both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from

UBC, majoring in opera perfor- – Sovernigo is a voice teacher and mance. also works in administration for a Sovernigo, meanwhile, first pool construction company; Hurst got her start with Burnaby Lyric teaches theory at the Vancouver Opera in 2003, understudying Academy of Music, and she gives one of the ugly stepsisters in La private lessons in piano, voice Cenerentola, Rossini’s Cinderella and theory. opera. For Hurst, it’s a balShe has continued AT THE OPERA ance that’s working. to study since getting “I love the stage, I her degree, with workWhat: Don Giovanni, never want to leave presented by Burnaby the stage,” she says, shops and programs in Lyric Opera at Shadbolt but adds that her Canada and Europe, Centre for the Arts and she currently studteaching career is an ies voice with Tracy When: Feb. 26, March important part of her Dahl. life too. She’s recently 3 and 5 at 8 p.m.; Feb. She also had a 28 and March 2, 2 p.m. been in China, where chance to do an North Star Performing Tickets: Evenings: apprenticeship with Arts Management Ltd. $30 adults, $25 Manitoba Opera – and, engaged her to sing students/seniors. through the connecconcerts in the Hunan Matinees: $17. Buy tions she built there, province – the concerts online at www.shad has been able to get a or call were well-received, and variety of roles, includif they open new doors 604-205-3000. ing playing Frasquita for her performing in Manitoba Opera’s career, she’s open to it. Carmen. “If the performance career hapThe two young sopranos – pens to take off … then power to Hurst is 25, Sovernigo is 32 – both it,” she says with a smile. admit they’ve picked a tough Sovernigo notes that, it being business to get into. such a tough life, you have to be “It’s a long journey,” Sovernigo dedicated to make it work. says. “I’m still trying. Just because “You have to really, really you have one role doesn’t mean want it,” she says. “It’s a difficult you’ll keep going.” career in the sense that you’re That’s especially true for sopra- always vulnerable.” Part of it, too, she notes, is luck nos, she notes: “We can really be a – yes, you have to be prepared, dime a dozen.” Both have jobs outside of opera but sometimes you just have to

be in the right place at the right time. For both singers, Burnaby Lyric Opera has been a big dooropener. “It’s a place for people who are starting their careers to get opportunities,” Sovernigo says, noting it also gives a chance for those who are in mid-career to take on bigger roles than they might be able to elsewhere. “They’re really open to helping people, they’re really nurturing,” she says. Hurst adds it’s a good opportunity for young singers to expand their repertoire, particularly with the Burnaby Lyric Opera concert series, which offers highlights from various operas four times a year. “It puts another role on your resumé,” she points out. “You can always learn a role, but you get to perform it too.” Right now, they’re both focused primarily on preparing for Don Giovanni. Rehearsals were set to start on Valentine’s Day – which Sovernigo notes means learning the part on your own, coming with several different ideas of your character, and being prepared to “get moved about on stage.” “It’s a lot of fun,” she says with a grin. “It’s very intense, which is good.”

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FU is working on a new strategy to fight stigma surrounding mental illness, following new statistics that show up to 86 per cent of mentally ill students don’t complete their degrees. The university’s new mental health strategy is also encouraging people to be compassionate to those struggling with a mental illness. According to a 2007 study, 65 per cent of SFU students said they were overwhelmed and feeling depressed. Another 39.4 per cent were so depressed they had trouble functioning. The new plan, spearheaded by SFU’s health and counselling services, involves things like updating policies, raising awareness about mental illness on campus, training volunteers to recognize signs that someone may be at risk of suicide, and striking a subcommittee to fight the stigmatization of mental illness on campus.

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If you’re planning a local festival, there’s a chance to get your hands on some money at an upcoming information session on Tuesday, Feb. 22. The City of Burnaby has set aside $250,000 to

help people organize local events and festivals. The information session is at 7 p.m. in the studio theatre at the Shadbolt Centre, at 6450 Deer Lake Ave. For grant application forms and guidelines, go to festivalsburnaby.

Family history

The National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre is hosting a workshop for those interested in tracing their family roots all the way back to Japan. The facilitators are Ted Ohashi, Moe Yesaki and Linda Reid. Ohashi will talk about writing a family history book, while Yesaki will speak on what information is available from the Canadian census on 1891, 1901 and 1911, and Reid is there to present on the newest information available from Japan. The workshop costs $10, and seating is limited, so pre-register by calling 604-777-7000, ext. 109. The museum is at 6688 Southoaks Cres.

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A local photographer has earned accreditation in the field of sports from the Professional Photographers of Canada. The B.C. branch of the organization is highlighting Paul Wright’s work in an online gallery to showcase some of his images. (Visit http://bit. ly/PaulWright) This isn’t the first time Wright has appeared in this column. Back in May, he won a trophy for his

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You’ve probably heard his name before. Paul Cipywnyk has appeared on the pages of our paper as an active volunteer with the Byrne Creek Streamkeepers, the group that works to rehabilitate the creek and make the waterways more hospitable for salmon. Cipywnyk also runs a blog on the side, writing about streamkeeping and sustainability, and he posts a lot of nature photos, too. There are always interesting items on Cipywnyk’s blog, like the annual nest box cleaning efforts at Burnaby Lake or the fact that the executive director of the Stream of Dreams Murals Society, Joan Carne, is stepping down and the group is looking for a new leader. Visit mtblog. Cipywnyk also works as a freelance editor, and he’s an avid Tweeter. Follow him on Twitter. com/paulcip. If you have an interesting local blog about life in Burnaby, send me a brief bio and a description of the blog’s focus, and I may feature it in an upcoming column. E-mail jmoreau@ Do you have an item for Here & Now? Send items of community interest to Jennifer, jmoreau@burnaby

Young talent on stage Some of the best young musical talent around will be on stage at the Shadbolt Centre next weekend. The Royal Conservatory of Music Alumni annual scholarship recital is set for Saturday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. in Room 102. The evening will feature performances by students who achieved top marks in their senior piano exams in 2010. Tickets will be available at the door, $10 regular and $7 for students or seniors.

Refreshments will follow. The next day, Clef Society of Burnaby will host its monthly concert in Room 103. The concert, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 27, features piano students from the music school of Rebecca Kelly, along with the Fraser River Fiddlers, directed by Lorraine Grescoe. Admission is free for society members, $20 regular or $15 for students.

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Nordic spirit in exhibition Learn more about Norwegian heritage in B.C. during Nordic Spirit 2011: Early Norwegian Immigrants in B.C. The Scandinavian Community Centre is hosting the historical exhibition on March 26 and 27, running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The exhibition will include enlarged and restored historical photographs,

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Katherine Duncan is getting more girls interested in metal and wood working at Burnaby North Secondary. Last year, the woodshop teacher introduced a new class called Creative Wood and Metal to draw more female students into the shop. “I’d usually only get two or three girls in a woodworking class, so I developed a class with projects to get girls hooked. We make vases, jewelry boxes, pendants, silver rings, a glass locket. We use wood,

metal, glass and sometimes fabric to make projects the girls want,” she wrote in a note to the NOW. And her efforts have proven successful. “(I) was elated to find out that 60 students had enrolled by the end of last year. There was even a waiting list to get into the class.” Of those 60, Duncan estimates 50 are girls. Besides the new course, Duncan has also done a lot of work, with the help of her students, to reorganize the woodshop at Burnaby North.

Go behind the scenes You can learn more about the inspiration for the film Out Of Africa in a presentation at the Scandinavian Community Centre next month. The Scandinavian Cultural Society is presenting The Work and Life of Karen Blixen on Saturday, March 26, from 7 to 9 p.m.

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New prez jumped at the opportunity Theresa McManus EDMONDS EXPRESS Ryan Meadows is wasting little time in trying to contribute to the Edmonds Business and Community Association. The association’s goal is to improve business and community conditions and activities in the Edmonds area. It holds monthly meetings, networking events and seminars, and sponsor events such as Clean Sweep and the Santa Claus Parade. Meadows, a financial advisor with the CIBC branch at 7170 Kingsway, arrived at the Burnaby branch in March 2010. Less than a year later, he assumed reins as the association’s president. “The bank is always involved in the community,” he said. “We spend more time at work than we do at home. I picture this as my community too.” Meadows is no stranger to volunteer work, having volunteered for the YMCA and the Rotary club in Aldergrove in the past. Branch manager Natalie De La Cruz is also involved in the association. “When I came here I was looking

for an association of some kind,” said Meadows, who previously worked at the CIBC branch in Aldergrove. One of Meadows’ goals is to increase membership in the Edmonds Business and Community Association. “The association has been around for 10 years. I believe there are 30 active members,” he said. “It is one of these things that has a lot of potential.” As his one-year anniversary at the local branch approaches, Meadows is pleased with his new location. “I came out here because there is a lot more opportunity. Coming to the Highgate area, it’s almost like I’m in Vancouver,” he said. “I always knew I was going to come to this side of the bridge. Opportunity came so I jumped at it.” The Edmonds Business and Community Association includes representation from businesses, community groups, faith groups, the City of Burnaby, RCMP, firefighters and more. One of the group’s current endeavours is planning for Clean Sweep, which will take place in the spring.

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Library is booming Theresa McManus EDMONDS EXPRESS The Tommy Douglas Library has exceeded expectations in its first year of operation. The library, located at 7311 Kingsway, opened in November 2009. The library houses various collections, provides Internet access at 34 terminals, hosts much-loved StoryTime sessions, offers various programming in conjunction with other community groups and more. “It has done everything they thought it would and more,” said branch manager Roberta Summersgill. “We had to order more furniture because more people were coming in.”

The new library has also seen an increase in the amount of programming taking place and an increase in the number of library cards being taken out. The Tommy Douglas Library replaced the Kingsway branch that had been built in 1962. “Definitely it’s a gorgeous new building. We are not cramped anymore,” Summersgill said about the former location. “It had been there for 40 years.” The Burnaby Public Library is reviewing the collections offered at all of its branches and deciding where expansions are needed. It’s already been determined SEE Library Looks PAGE 20

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Library looks to expand collections Continued from PAGE 19 that the Tommy Douglas branch needs more fiction and non-fiction books. “We will be expanding our collections,” Summersgill said. “We have had a year to get in. We are tweaking things.” Library staff wanted to take some time to settle into their new digs before making any major changes. One of the library’s new offerings is getting started next week. “One thing that is new is we have acquired a licence to play films,” Summersgill said. “We bought the rights to it. It gives us the rights to a large catalogue.” Previously, the library was only able to show National Film Board films. While it offers some great films, the new

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arrangement gives the library a broader selection of films to choose from. “We are hoping we are going to start having family movies, teen movies,” Summersgill said. "We could do theme movie series.” Next week, four documentaries will be shown in the program room at the Tommy Douglas Library in honour of Black History Month: When We Were Kings (Tuesday, Feb. 22 – 6:30 to 8 p.m.); War Dance (Wednesday, Feb. 23 – 6:30 to 8:15 p.m.); Standing in the Shadows of Motown (Thursday, Feb 24 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.); and Good Hair (Friday, Feb. 25 – 6:30 to 8:15 p.m.) More details can be found in the Events section on the Burnaby Public Library’s website at www. In 2010, the B.C. Library Association gave the Burnaby Public Library an award for the new Tommy Douglas library branch. The award recognized outstanding achievement in a library building project.

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The science of singing Science meets art in the next concert event by the Vancouver Cantata Singers. The choir – led by Burnaby’s Eric Hannan – is presenting Cathedrals of Science, a concert for choir and orchestra, in the atrium of the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre. It’s happening on Saturday, Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. The centre’s wrap-around ramp gives the choir a chance to offer up a “surround sound” concert, together with the Cantata Players Chamber Orchestra. The concert will feature the Te Deum for orchestra and choir by Arvo Part, along with work by the great Renaissance com-

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Six years later, Audi A6 is still a solid choice David Chao

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t’s been six years since the third-generation Audi A6 arrived on the scene, and a lot has changed since then – both with the A6 and its competition. Once the fresh face in the crowd, the A6 is now one of the longest-lived cars in its class, and that’s how things will stay until the new 2012 version arrives next year. But the thing is, there’s really nothing wrong with that; in fact, there’s quite a lot that’s right about the current A6. While the 5-Series and E-Class were redesigned this past year, Audi has continued to tweak and improve upon a vehicle that works very well. You don’t buy an Audi to get the flashiest vehicle or the best-handling sedan on the road – you buy it for its amazing design, value, and, above all else, balance. And if that’s the case, the six-year-old A6 remains an excellent choice. Whether you’re looking at the sedan or the Avant wagon, the A6 offers a high-quality, feature-laden package that won’t disappoint.


The A6’s styling begins with the trapezoidal front fascia, which was heavily debated when it first replaced the slim, rectangular grilles of past Audis. It turned out to be a great move for Audi, creating a

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surrounding schools come out twice a week for fun and instruction. Lucinda Donaldson is Although most of the making good on a promise kids are in the non-competshe once made to herself. itive category, Donaldson The former top-level has five gymnasts taking Ontario gymnast had her part in the district’s prodream of one day com- vincial qualifying meet at peting in Moscrop this the Olympic “I said to myself, Saturday. Games cut Beth Ballard, if I could, I’d short when her a Moscrop father passed senior, will be make gymnastics away while challenging for affordable. … I a spot at the she was still in school. B.C. championalways had the Although ships in level 3. idea.” at the peak Three boys will of her career, also be competLUCINDA DONALDSON Donaldson was ing. unable to continue train“I think (Beth) will ing because it became no do well. It would be nice longer affordable, so she because we have never had turned to coaching. a level 3 competitor from “I said to myself, if I our school,” Donaldson could, I’d make gym- said. nastics affordable,” said Donaldson began Gym Donaldson, who is now the Sense with just five schools. creator/director of Gym As of last season, more Sense Gymnastics, a local than 100 schools have been company that provides brought on board, mostly gymnastic instruction in elementary and middle Lower Mainland schools. schools. “I always had the idea, but Gym Sense boasts more I didn’t know how to do than 14,250 young people it.” who have enjoyed the speDonaldson got some cially developed program help along the way and for schools that teaches balonce she graduated from ance, coordination, strength BCIT with a degree in and fitness through fun. business management in Moscrop is the current 1999, set about putting her home to the Burnaby team, dream in place. including students from Last month, Donaldson’s Alpha and Burnaby Central small Kingsway and Rupert secondary schools and few storefront turned 10 years from Burnaby North. old. “There is no real presHer foothold in sure,” Donaldson added. Burnaby began at Moscrop “We make it fun and folSecondary School seven low our philosophy.” years ago with just six kids. The Moscrop team trains Today, upwards of 40 stu- every Monday and Friday dents from Moscrop and after school.

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All hands on deck: New Westminster squeaked by Burnby North 55-53 in a district juvenile boys’ basketball semifinal on Tuesday.

Vaulter wins gold at Games Burnaby gymnast Briannah Tsang won the individual gold in the vault at the Canada Winter Games in Halifax Thursday. Tsang, who won a silver medal in artistic gymnastics in the team competition earlier in the week, scored 14.450 points on the apparatus to win B.C.’s eighth gold medal at the Games. Provincial teammate Emma Sibson of West Vancouver joined Tsang on

the podium, finishing third in the individual vault with a 13.850 score. Earlier, Tsang won the vault in the all-around competition held Tuesday, where she placed seventh overall. Later Thursday, Tsang also won a bronze medal in the individual floor exercises after posting a 14.200 score. It was the 15-year-old Burnaby North student’s third medal of the Canada Winter Games.

Matt Duchene’s pain could be American Hockey League callup Mark Olver’s gain. The 23-year-old Burnaby centre was recalled from the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL to the NHL Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday. Duchene, the Avalanche’s leading scorer with 21 goals and 47 points, will be sidelined indefinitely with a hand injury suffered in Colorado’s 9-1 defeat against the Calgary Flames Monday. Olver was called up earlier by Colorado in October, posting a pair of assists in four league games. At the time of the recall, Olver was leading all AHL rookie scorers with 21 goals and 36 points. Olver is also coming off a productive January where he scored nine goals in a 10-game span for the Monsters. The Northern Michigan University grad had an outstanding NCAA Division I career, posting 122 points, including 56 goals. Olver was a fifth-round pick of the Avalanche in 2008. Olver was held pointless and was a minus-two in Colorado’s 3-2 loss against Pittsburgh on Wednesday. The Avs have failed to win a game in February and have lost their last nine starts, slipping to secondlast in the Western conference, currently 11 points shy of a playoff spot.

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The two top high school boys’ basketball teams in the Burnaby/New Westminster district played off for No. 1 seeding on Friday. The games were played after NOW deadlines. On Wednesday, the league runnerup Byrne Creek Bulldogs slipped past the New Westminster Hyacks 71-56, but only after three tightly played quarters. “I think they wore us out a bit,” said New Westminster coach John Doughty after the game. “I think definitely in the fourth quarter they were stronger than us.” Byrne Creek pulled away in the final period, outscoring the Hyacks 22-9 in the final 10 minutes of play. Junior forward David Majstorovic was a big part of the Bulldogs’ fourth-period success, scoring eight of his 16 points in the final frame. With Byrne Creek holding on to a precarious 49-47 lead heading into the fourth quarter, Paul Mallari stroked a sweet three-pointer to start the pivotal final period.

That seemed to settle the Bulldogs down in a game that was anything but cool, calm and collected. Both teams struggled with their shooting and also failed to capitalize on their chances at the foul line. Byrne Creek made just 13-of-23 free throws, while New West was 12-of-21 at the charity stripe. Majstorovic went on a mini six-point run midway through the final quarter, pushing Byrne Creek’s lead to 15 points. “Our coach just told us to play a little harder. We knew what was at stake,” said the second-year first-teamer. “When we got that lead, we calmed down a little bit and just ran our plays. We just had to play tight and keep playing as a team.” Bulldog guard Kennedy George led all scorers with 17 points. Byrne Creek also got three key threepointers, two coming in a difficult third quarter for the Bulldogs, from junior guard Glen Morgan. Anthony Baker and Hasreet Sidhu shared the high scoring for the Hyacks, hitting 14 points apiece. Burnaby South won its semifinal game against Burnaby Central 102-43.

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The Douglas College Royals lived up to great expectations at the B.C. Colleges’ Athletic Association provincial badminton championships. The defending national collegiate women moved on without dropping a single set in team and individual play, helping Douglas win a sixth straight provincial team title on Saturday at the David Lam campus in Coquitlam. On Sunday, Canadian Colleges’ female player of the year and defending two-time national singles champion RuiLin Huang made short work of the competition in the qualifying round. Huang won all four of her singles matches, without giving up more than five points in any of the games played. However, Huang is not expected to have as easy a time at the nationals, hosted this year at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick. Huang will be up against an old nemesis from China, Sun Yang, now playing for the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. The two have met five times in the past, with Huang winning on four separate occasions. Huang will also be up against former junior Olympian Tracy Wong from Ontario. Melody Liang and Stephanie Ko teamed up for a fourth provincial women’s doubles title together. Liang has won five straight doubles crowns, dating back to 2007. The Douglas men’s team of Darren Hong and Rey Luo will go to the nationals as the No. 2 doubles seed. The badminton nationals will take place from March 3 to 5.

Burnaby minor lacrosse will hold its final registration days at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre in the Lakeview Room of the Copeland centre between 1 and 4 p.m. on two consecutive Saturdays on Feb. 19 and 26. For parental inquiries, please e-mail

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Steelers looking to make a final point in the league Tom Berridge

sports editor

The Grandview Steelers need just one point in their lasttwoPacificInternational Junior Hockey League regular season games to lock up third place. Finishing third would pit the Steelers against the Delta Ice Hawks in the first round of the Tom Shaw conference playoffs. It is a matchup the junior B Steelers are looking forward to. The Steelers defeated the Ice Hawks 4-2 at home on Sunday. The win was

the third in a row since January against the secondplace Delta club. If the playoffs began today, Grandview and Delta would butt heads in the conference semifinals. Last season, Grandview had a favourable season record against the Richmond Sockeyes, but were swept from the playoffs in the opening round in four straight games against the Sea Island club. This time around, Steelers head coach Aldo Bruno has had his players on the ice every second night to ensure there is no

repeat of last season. Team captain Curtis Rocchetti led Grandview to its latest win against Delta, earning the games’ first star with a three-point game. Rocchetti tallied backto-back markers between the first and second periods, including the eventual game-winner from Marko Gordic and Robert Wilkinson midway through the middle frame. Grandview will close out its league season against the first-place Richmond Sockeyes at the Burnaby Winter Club Sunday. Game time is 4 p.m.

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Major midget Giants extend lead The Northwest Giants put a five-point cushion between them and the next closest team in B.C. major midget hockey. The Giants swept the North Island Silvertips in last weekend’s series, downing the eighth-place club 3-2 on Feb. 12 and 5-1 on the following Sunday. Alex Kerfoot scored the game-winning tally with his league-best 26th goal of the season in the final minute of third period. New Westminster’s Mitch Fyffe assisted on the first two Giant markers. Joel

Issigonis and Dexter Dancs also scored for the winners. In the Sunday morning match, Alex Roberts of Burnaby scored a hat trick, including the eventual game-winner early in the second period, to boost the Giants’ record to 26-4-6, five points better than the second-place Valley West Hawks. Kerfoot chipped in with three helpers, boosting his league-leading point total to 99 points. Taylor Tanti also had a threepoint contribution.

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CHEREMKORA, DOUGLAS PETER February 08, 1953 to February 10, 2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Doug, the free spirited traveler. Pre-deceased by his father, Pete, Doug is survived by his mother Katherine, sisters Barbara (Keith), Kathie (Brian),Wendy (Graham) and numerous nieces and nephews. Doug will be deeply missed by his family,aunts,uncles,cousins and many friends.Doug will be remembered for his generous nature and his willingness to offer assistance to others. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, February 27, 2011 from 2-4 pm at Centennial Lodge in Queens Park (at 1st and 3rd), New Westminster, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Please come and share stories and memories of Doug. Online Obituaries at

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Every journey begins with knowing where you are, choosing a destination, and planning how to get there. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of his famous “Man in Motion” Tour, Rick Hansen is leading a cross-Canada relay beginning this August. His goal is to raise money to support Gregg Taylor spinal cord injury treatment advancements (www.rickhansen. com) with the dream of making the country more accessible and inclusive to those with disabilities. After his first world tour, he wrote the book “Going The Distance” which outlined his understanding of what it took to make the tour happen. The following steps helped him achieve his dream: 1) Set your goal: identify a meaningful personal goal – something that you can get excited about. 2) Cultivate your personal vision: create a clear visualization of what it would be like if you achieved the goal. 3) Plan to reach the goal: design a realistic plan split into small achievable steps. 4) Taking Risks: step out and get the support you need. 5) Embrace the feelings: as you get started, powerful feelings will arise – both positive and discouraging. Find constructive ways to express these feelings rather than ignoring them. 6) Actively strive: If your goal is truly challenging, then it won’t be easy. You will face obstacles and will need to push through or find alternative routes. 7) Experience success: When you make it to the goal, reward yourself, make it memorable. You will become successful when you are clear with what you want and are willing to take the necessary steps to move forward. It’s hard to achieve goals alone so be sure to connect with others to keep the vision alive. 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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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.

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Cancer June 21-July 22: The weeks ahead will be mellow yet excited, you’ll feel understanding and compassionate, yet driven. Now to the end of March, strictly avoid legal hassles (unless the law’s your job, in which case you’re approaching a promotion or burst of good business). You might, if single, toy with making a “prestige marriage” – careful. Focus on children, property, security Sunday/Monday. Don’t start a new investment or research project. Romance calls midweek – sure, answer! Chores or health issues loom Thursday to Saturday noon. A partner/competitor steps on the hem of your ambitious garment. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The weeks ahead hold mysteries, depths, big investments, commitments, critical health factors, lifestyle changes. Your sexual urge rises to the surface – you could dream of marriage with a sexy someone. Marriage based on lust seldom lasts, so consider if this attraction holds mature love also. (It might!) Sunday/Monday bring errands, casual friends. Don’t start a big paperwork or mail project. Home, kids, property are fine midweek. Pleasure calls Thursday/Friday but, as all week, work or home duties tend to overrule travel, romance, legal affairs in a crucial way. Let duties rule. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Chase money Sunday/ Monday. A new work project might be discussed or offered, but it will have a short future, so I wouldn’t bother. Many new opportunities, new horizons, are going to appear over the few weeks ahead – wait for these. Errands, friends, communications, details and paperwork flow easily and successfully Tuesday/Wednesday. Obstacles centre on your home, security, real estate or family Thursday to Saturday morning. A partner or more casual relations are growing volatile (to late March). This can bring anger – or love! All week, finances meet communication obstacles.


2 BR apt $1098 renos, f/p, 5 appl, 2 prkg, avail now, 604-565-9640, BBY-SOUTHPOINT/EDMOND AREA (Green complex by Adera), 2 br + 2 decks (1 lg deck on rooftop + 1 off br) $1600/mo, near new, 2 parking spots, near transit, schools & great parks 604941-2707



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Apartments & Condos

2 BDRM, large top flr corner unit, balcony. Includes heat, hot water. North Burnaby. Quiet complex. No pets, smoking, loud partying. Rent: $950 Tel: 778-834-5552

Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Burnaby Highgate 2000sf 4br 3 1/2ba 1/2 duplex w/side suite $779K 418-1002 id5313 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $99,900 597-8361 id4714 Maple Ridge spotless 947sf 1br condo above snrs cent 55+ $219,900 466-1882 id5262 Langley immaculate 2872sf 5 or 6br 2.5ba on quiet cul-de-sac $669K 534-0852 id5318 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 Bear Creek Park Reduced 1440sf rancher, gated 45+ $279,900 597-0616 id5234 Sry Clayton 2yr old beauty 3000sf 6br 3.5ba w/2br bsmt suite $610K 612-9594 id5312

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Aries March 21 - April 19: Four weeks of relative solitude, weariness and quietude begin now. “Relative,”because you’re in one of the luckiest periods of your life until June. Even low energy, seclusion won’t prevent bountiful results. Still, be charitable, reconnect with your spirit, deal with government and institutions, and plan. Crucial relationships confront you Sunday/Monday. Two bonds weaken, three are born. Be diplomatic. This brews: a) a new spiritual, compassionate outlook, or b) a wild romantic attraction that’s nine-tenths fantasy. Grab a legal settlement, investment, or intimacy/commitment. Taurus April 20-May 20: Get ready for rising popularity, social delights, optimism, wish fulfillment, entertainment and light romance! You have something to celebrate. Tackle chores Sunday/Monday. Let a brand new career or prestige project flow away: it has little future growth. Something bigger (and more social) is coming. Relationships offer excitement and good luck Tuesday/Wednesday – relocation, business agreements, friendships, new horizons fill these days. Life dives into deeper realms Thursday to Saturday. Your secret plans might be frustrated, or a “sanctuary” is disturbed. Avoid illegalities! Gemini May 21-June 20: Be ambitious over the next four weeks. You could meet someone in a position of power, authority or fame, whose reactions can affect your life. E.g., in a lawsuit, the judge appears. Romance, pleasure, beauty and creative urges lure you Sunday/Monday. A new intellectual, legal or travel project might begin, but let it pass: it has a short future. Tackle chores and health matters Tuesday/Wednesday. Exciting meetings (and perhaps fractious ones) occur Thursday to Saturday morning. One who cheats (even someone you like very much) will be squelched. Saturday holds secrets: look, think!


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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: A month of work and health concerns starts. Ah, well. Just plod forward. Your energy and charisma surge Sunday/Monday – and it might look like a new romance will spark – but this particular attraction has little future. Be patient: life’s bringing Libra singles a surprising gift – soon, soon. (Perhaps after an impending breakup.) Chase money, call clients, purchase items Tuesday/Wednesday – all’s smooth, fine. Short trips, communications, errands, casual friends, paperwork fill Thursday to Saturday morning – but not peacefully Thursday. A partnership or opportunity might hit a deep snag. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Romance, creative surges, speculative urges, pleasure and beauty fill the weeks ahead – you’re on a winning streak! Still, lie low Sunday/Monday. Rest, contemplate. A domestic or property project (and a “mad love” urge, or a therapy idea) might begin, but it will go nowhere, so let it slip away. Your energy, charisma and effectiveness soar Tuesday/Wednesday! Go forth, impress people, start important projects, ask favours. Shop (and chase money, if so inclined) after 4 p.m. Thursday into Friday, not earlier. All week, workplace communications face obstacles: don’t dismiss pleas. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: The weeks ahead emphasize home, family, security, property. You’re on the verge of big expansions, big luck (especially in schooling and creative matters) and perhaps big romance – so it’s natural that you will end certain approaches, projects and relationships, in order to let new ones in. Do that now, this week, especially Thursday/Friday (and somewhat March 3 to 5). Happiness and hopes fill Sunday/Monday. Retreat from the bustling fray to handle important matters (e.g., admin. chores) Tuesday/Wednesday. Your energy rises late week: pick where you’ll stand (in life).



SALISBURY APARTMENT 7111 Salisbury Ave Bby Highgate Lrg 1 BR’s. Rent incl heat & hot water. NS/NP. ★ 604-526-5584 BBY, Lougheed Mall. 2 BR, f/p, in ste w/d, u/g prkg. N/p. $1050 + util. Avail Mar 1. 778-708-4352 BBY METROTOWN 1 & 2 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-788-1867 BBY, METROTOWN. 1 - 2 BR. Clean, quiet bldg. Incl heat/hot water. Immed. 778-323-0237

BBY, N. Lougheed Mall. 1 BR, 7th floor. U/grd parking, indoor pool, sauna & gym. $985/mo. Avail Mar 1st or Apr 1st. N/s. 604-469-0269

BBY NORTH 1 BR, 1 ba, 3 appls, pool & gym, coin w/d, 1 prkg, 1 locker, nr Lougheed mall. $900. np/ns, Avail Mar 1. 604-299-7815

COQ. 3 BR $1,000, 2 BR $900, 1 BR $750, Now/Mar 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

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

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


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

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


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Feb. 20 - Feb. 26 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: The month ahead accents errands, emails, casual friends, meetings, appointments, paperwork. You’re lucky in real estate, home, family and nature now through May, so spend the weeks ahead exercising your curiosity about these, handling associated paperwork, etc. Travel goes well, especially if family or property is involved. You might come to a place you will want to settle in, or which presents property opportunities. Your ambitions stand out Sunday/Monday: DON’T pursue a new career project. Happiness, popularity brighten midweek. Rest and think late week: decide on security goals. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Chase money, buy/sell, contact clients, and make important purchases during the four weeks ahead. Sunday/Monday emphasize higher education, legal affairs, far travel, cultural involvements. Don’t start a new project or relationship in these zones. If you wait, you’ll see that money and practical goals are a better bet. Be ambitious midweek: money and work combine well. Happiness, hope and flirtations enter Thursday to Saturday morning! But these few days also hold a subtle problem: you have to choose between talk and silence, loyalty and curiosity. Retreat later Saturday: rest. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness climb to a peak over the next few weeks. You’ll attract love and attention. Start new projects, ask favours, tackle things that intimidated you before. Your sexual magnetism and determination grow. This is also a lucky money period, so steer your drives in this direction. You could hit a jackpot! But all this week, you might need to choose between prestige and popularity, between ambition and your heart’s wishes. Wishes, popularity are more valuable. Don’t invest Sunday/Monday. Wisdom, gentle love bless you Tuesday/Wednesday. • Reading: 416-686-5014

A34 • Saturday, February 19, 2011 • Burnaby NOW




N. WEST Quay, 1200 sf, newly reno’d, 2 BR, 2 bath, 7 appls incls in ste lndry rm w/storage, f/p, balc with partial river view, pool, jacuzzi, gym, sauna, $1,700/mo + utils, N/s N/p, refs. 604-521-8482

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

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

office: 604-937-7343 cell: 778-848-5993 COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

office: 604- 936-1225 CARM-ELLE APARTMENTS

815 - 5th Ave, New West 1 BR apartments. Includes heat, h/w & cable. U/grnd prkg avail. No pets. Call 604-521-2866 or 604-619-5323


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

Call 604-540-9300


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



1010 6th Ave, New West 1 BR & 2 BR Available. Beautiful atrium with fountain. By shops, college & transit. Pets negotiable. Ref required.




NEW WEST 310 - 8 St. Close to skytrain & bus. Lrg 1BR, w/lrg patio. $795 incls heat & storage locker. Cat OK with pet dep. Refs req’d. Call Res Mgr 604-395-5303 NEW WEST 508 - 8 St. Close to Westminster Mall & transit. BACH ste w/balcony, $655 incls heat & storage locker. Lrg 1 BR with balcony $795. Cat ok w/pet dep. Refs req. Res Mgr 604-521-1862 NEW WEST nr RCH/Skytrain, 1 BR apt, $755/mo, No Pets, quiet complex, Call 604 299-8288 NEW WEST. RENO’d 1 BR & 2 BR. New Kitchen/Bathroom, Carpet, Appliances. From $765-$1085. 604-724-8353 POCO 2 BR, 2 baths, 5 appls, f/p, lam flrs, u/g prkg, ns/np, nr WC Express, $1025. 604-467-6912 New Westminster

909 - 12th Street

Bright 2 BR ste. New carpets. Fridge, stove & W/D in building. Avail now or Feb 1. $950. Ns/np. Lease & excellent refs a must.

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

ROTARY TOWER 25 Clute St, New West

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

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

604 420-5636



Post 83 Co-op

Highrise Co-op close to Metrotown, Skytrain, Central Park 1BR Rents from $686 to $787 per month. Share purchase $1,500. Income must be above $27,500 per year. NO PETS NO SUBSIDY AVAILABLE Please send SAE with a $10.00 application fee to Post 83 Co-op #106 4221 Mayberry St Burnaby BC V5H 4E8


Furnished Accommodation

POCO. Furn’d rm for female, priv bath, sh’d kitchen. $400/mo incl util. Mar 1. Ns/np. 604-202-4203



HOST FAMILY wanted. Please call us at 604-688-1928 or email:


Houses - Rent

3 Bdrm Homes! Rent TO OWN! Poor Credit Ok, Low Down. Call Karyn 604-857-3597

Bayside Property Services Ltd.


22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge

BBY N, 4 BR , great hse, gd loc, lrg corner lot, nr schools/transit/ SFU, h/w heating, N/S. $2200. Avail Mar 1, Denis 604-838-4661

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

office: 604- 463-0857 cell: 604- 375-1768

SUNSET PARK 5870 Sunset Street

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


220 - 7th St, New West 1 BR apts from $720/mo. 2 BR, $850/mo. Includes heat & hot water, Big balconies. By shops, banks, Skytrain & college. U/grd prkg available. Call 604-519-1382 Managed by Colliers International

SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West

Hi-Rise Apartment with River View & Indoor Pool. 1 BR & 2 BR Available. Rent includes heat & hot water. Remodelled Building and Common area. Gated undergrd parking available. References required.





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 Alex 604-999-9978

or Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774


Refreshingly Clean Meticulously Maintained

Surrey Gardens Apartments

COQ, Blue Mtn/ Como Lake. 3 BR, upper floor of house. Ns/np. 1.5 baths, big deck, 6 applis. $1450/mo + 2⁄3 util. 604-939-6077 M RIDGE Kanaka Creek newer 5 BR home, 2 car garage, 5 appls, nr amen/schl. N/S. Mar 1. $2000. 604-838-4661, 604-817-3330 N WEST reno house. 4 BR upper, 1.5 baths, f/p, beautiful view, $1500+utils; 2 BR suite $1000+ utils. Shr w/d, cls to s/train/schls. N/S, N/P. Av now. 604-436-9013 POCO, Lincoln Prk 3 BR, 2 bath, split lev hse, w/in-law-ste, appls, $1900, all newly reno’d & hrdwd flrs, carport, yard. 778-288-8168 QUEENSBOROUGH, NEW West 3 BR up $1150; 3 BR down $850 or whole hse $1750 + util. w/d 604-515-7875 or 778-829-7675 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● NEW WEST- 1722-6th Av 2 bdrm HOUSE w/1 suite 2 f/p,Long term finance, new roof, RT-1..$1,288/M SURREY- 6297 - 134 St. Solid 5 Bdrm HOUSE w/2 bdrm suite on 1/4 acre, needs TLC.... $1,688M CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification Required

ABBOTSFORD - 3262 Clearbrook Road, 3 bedrooms with 2 bedroom legal suite. Only $1,636/m. Low Down. Flexible Terms. (604) 626-9647 (604) 657-9422


Miscellaneous Rentals


for your new one bedroom home



Owner Managed. Sorry, No Pets.

Call to view! 604-589-7040




BBY 2 rooms avail, w/d, n/s, n/p. Prof person. $500 incls cbl/utils, pkng. Av now. 604-434-5578


Shared Accommodation


North Burnaby

BBY Government Rd. Own BR / bath, W/D, utls, net. $450/mo. NS/NP. Avail now. 604-618-1732


New Westminster

NEW WEST. Furn’d, Room $440 incls sh’d kitch & bath & utils. 604-767-3863 or 778-837-4596


Suites/Partial Houses

BBY, EAST. 2 BR, grd/lvl. 1100 sf. $850/mo + util. Radiant heat, sh’d laundry. Near schools & bus. 604-521-1008 or 604-789-6318 BBY EDMONDS, New 2 BR g/lvl, $800, 1 BR g/lvl $700, ns/np, incls utils & cbl, Immed, 604-562-1288 BBY HIGHGATE brand new 2 BR beautiful 1,000 sf suite, new appls, w/d, nr amnes/schls. N/P. $1050. Now/Mar 1. 604-788-6250 BBY, METROTOWN. 1 BR, g/lvl, Alarm. Near skytrn. NS/NP. Refs. $800 incl util. Now. 604-430-1358 BBY N. , 1 BR bmnt, newer home, w/d, alarm, N/p, N/s, Feb 15, $850 incl utils & cbl. 604-970-7724 BBY, Near BCIT, 2 BR g/lvl ste. NS/NP. $1000/mo. incl utils, n/s, n/p, Avail Immed. 778-688-1790 BURNABY N. 2 BR grnd level ste, near SFU, N/s, N/p, avail now. Call 604-253-0168 COQ. 1 BR + den, 900 sq ft, grnd lev, priv ent & w/d, N/p, N/s, cls to bus route & Hwy, $950/mo incls hydro & heat. 604-529-1880 COQ 1 BR g/lvl, nr Miller Park, $750 inc util, suits sngle, w/d, Mar 1. no dogs. Ref. 604-936-2206 COQ 2 BR bsmt, lrg kitchen, w/d, small cov patio, newly painted, $825 + 1/3 utils, 604-525-9266

COQ 3121 Pattulo, 2 BR bsmt, full bath, own w/d, all appls. $1050 incls utils. Pets ok. 2 mins to Coq Centre. Avail now. 778-688-2594 COQ, Como Lake/Clarke. 1 BR, f/bath. Ns/np. $695/mo incl hydro/ cable. Av. now. 778-217-9934 COQ, Lough Mall. 2 BR, g/lvl. Priv w/d & ent. F/ba. Ns/Np. $985/mo incls utils. Immed. 604-931-3677


Suites/Partial Houses

NEW WEST. 1 BR, f/p, priv entry & w/d. Ns/np. $695/mo incl hydro/ sat tv/’net. Apr 1. 604-521-3693 NEW WEST Bright roomy 1 BR ste, n/s, quiet, n/p, on bus rte, nr skytrain, $750 incls utils, cbl, net, w/d, Immed. Refs. 778-397-2002 NEW WEST Newly updated Lrg 1 BR or 2 BR bsmt, 2 baths, furn, 1blk from JI, nr SFU, 1200 sqft. Avail Now. ns/np, 604-516-6346

POCO, N. Reno’d 1 BR. Sh’d w/d. $600/mo incl hydro. N/s. Suits 1. Near bus. Immed. 604-230-4430 POCO NORTHSIDE, Bach bsmt ste, sh’d W/D. NS/NP. Avail Mar 1. $500 incls utls. 604-783-5822

POCO NORTHSIDE, newer 2 BR bsmt. Near schools, shops, bus. $850 incls utls. Av now. NS/NP. 604-941-6843 or 778-708-4045


Townhouses Rent

COQ FALCON RIDGE 3 BR T/H, 1.5 baths, real f/p, carport, family complex, $1399. 604-473-9674 COQUITLAM 2 BR townhouse , quiet family complex, no pets. $920. Call 604-942-2277. M. RIDGE. 3 BR + den, 2.5 bath, 5 appl, 2 prkg. 1455 sf. $1425/mo. Nr WCE. Immed. 604-941-5594 POCO 2 BR T/H $765, $785 & $830/mo. Quiet-family complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 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. • 1 & 2 BR Apts also avail.

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.

COQ MUNDY Park, 1 BR, clean & quiet, w/d. $650 incls hydro. Suits 1. NS/NP. Mar 1. 604-939-9950

HERITAGE MTN 3BD, 1BA, quiet grd floor 1600 sq.ft. W/D, F/P, D/W, HDTV incl, NS, NP, refs. req, $1250+1/3 util, Avail Mar 01 604-937-5307 N. WEST, Queensborough, 3 BR, main flr, 1 bath, $1100/mo + utils, available immed, own parking. 604-722-5550 or 604-671-8389


604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.


Body Work



Escort Services

★★★★ HI, I’m Katie &

I would love to Party with You ALL NIGHT LONG ★ ★ 604-723-7524 ★ ★


in the Classifieds!

Call 604-444-3000 Call 604-795-4417 Call 604-444-3000 to place your ad to place your ad ad to place your

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


A.S.B.A. ENTERPRISE. Comm/ Res. Free Est. $20/hour includes supplies. Insured. 604-723-0162 Cleaner Residential. $20/hour, Highest quality, bonded/ insured. Ref. Free est. Call 604-395-6842 CLEANING LADY available. Meticulous, detailed, honest & reliable. Please call 778-233-5859


Exp. Reliable European Cleaning, Move In or Out, Res/ Comm★ Call 604 760-7702 ★ SUNNY Cleaning Services. Honest, reliable & efficient. Reasonble rates. 604-563-2903



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




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




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


Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224


HARDWOOD FLOOR SERVICES Sanding & Refinishing Installation Quality Workmanship Free Estimates Fully Licensed & Insured


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

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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

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

A1 Steve’s Gutter Cleaning & Repair from $98. Gutters vacuumed/hand clean. 604-524-0667

DRAINAGE, SEWER & WATER Underground Video Inspection Call Tobias 604 782-4322

ADANAC GUTTERS- Installation of continuous gutters, cleaning & repairs. Call ....604-676-1085





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

604-916-7729 JEFF

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

8080 7005




Contact 604-939-0221

COQ, Westwood Plateau. Beautiful 2 BR & den g/lvl. Hot tub, 7 appl. 1400 sf. Ns/np. $1,475 + util. 1 year lease. Now. 604-945-9594



STABLE ELECTRICAL INC. Electrical Contractor Lic # 105893


No Job too small, electrical and voice/data cabling. Res & Comm. Licensed Bonded – Insured - WCB #1113 Low Cost Electric 522-3435 Comm/Res/Panel change Heating/Appl Repair. Lic & Bonded.

PRESSURE WASHING, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs Call George • 778-859-7793



A Semi Retired Tradesman Small Renovations & Repairs, Crown Moldings & Finishing. Richard, 604-377-2480



BATHROOM RENOVATIONS Best Price with Best Quaily Jeff 778-928-9201



★ AMAZING TOUCH LAND’G ★ Bobcat, paving, retaining walls, turf, planting, etc. 604-889-4083 ★ OPERA LANDSCAPING ★ Retaining walls, irrigation, paving, patios, fences, etc. 778-688-2444


Lawn & Garden

# 104787 LIC. ELECTRICIAN For hire. Love small jobs. Great rates. Call 778-822-8710

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

• Residential and Commercial • Landscape Maintenance • Yard Clean-up • Gardening • Hedge Trimming • Tree Pruning

Free Est 604-779-6978 email:

ABACUS Lic Elect Contr 97222. 40 years exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493.

Electrician Lic#95323, Bonded, Affordable Com/Res. No Job too small. 25 yrs exp. 604 727-2306

A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, garden, tree svcs. Pruning, yard clean-up, rubbish. 319-5302

Home Services

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Lawn & Garden

Moving & Storage


AMI MOVING ★ 3-5 ton cube. Starting at $39/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620 Trim/Prune hedges, rubbish removal, yard clean-up. Free Est, reasonable rates. 604-710-9670


Home Services Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK



Oil Tank Removal


Talk to Someone You Trust.

BOOKING For:Specialty ALL-and PROTank TANKDetection REMOVAL Removal Rep:Free NWright Est. Best $$$1296912 Guaranteed Ad#:


778-223-8265 Painting/ Wallpaper



Can-Pro Paint and Drywall

Over 20 years of quality service


604-299-5511 ext 213

3 Rooms $250

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


TWO BROTHERS MOVING Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 • •

Give us a Call We're Tough to Beat

Moving & Storage

Free Estimates



1 to 3 Men



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



Interior & Exterior Interior Special Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB

15% OFF


BEST PAINTING, Int/Ext, Repaint Specialist, Repair Drywall, Free Estimates. 604-724-9953 Complete HOME Renovations Commercial & Residential Greg • 604-818-0165 Good Day Painting Fully Insured, Quality Work, Res/Comm, No Payment till Job is Completed! Call Thomas 604 377-1338 MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured. ★ QUAYSIDE PAINTING ★ BBB • Fully insured • WCB Ceiling text. repair. 604-727-0043


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

SKYLINE DECKING All Types, Guaranteed Workmanship, Reasonable Pricing Call Luke: 604-729-6871


FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount


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

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

604-875-9072, 604-873-5292

BEST RATE MOVING Experienced Movers with Affordable Rates! Starting $30/ hour Licensed & Insured

• Local & Long Distance • Avail. 24/7 incl. holidays • Seniors Discount • Delivery to/from YVR Airport


Renovations & Home Improvement


SPACE Decks Waterproofing BOOKING & Paving For: PRIME TIME VENTURES INC. Rep: LBampton Ad#: 1296836

Early Spring Special ❁ 15% off ❁ Floor or Wall Tile

selected wholesaler cash sale

778-235-1772 Est 1995 TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS


Renovations & Home Improvement

A Lady & Gentleman

Home Improvements, Painting, Tile, Carpentry, Plumbing, Elec. Quality, 25yrs exp. 604-512-8915 A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936 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 JKB CONSTRUCTION LTD. COMPLETE RENOVATIONS


Since 1983

Call Bill



Aluminum Modular Railing Perfect for Sundecks & Stairs Do it yourself or we can install 5 Colors and 4 Designs


COVE RENOVATIONS ❍ flooring ❍ tile ❍ finishing ❍ painting


Int. & Ext. Specialist, 20 yrs exp. * Reas. Rates, High Quality * Fast, clean, with ref’s Licensed, Insured & WCB

Jean-Guy Bottin

Cell 604.626.1975

Kraft Painting & Decorating Residential, Commercial,Apartments



"Plumbing "Drain Cleaning AR E TY 8 Y RAN "Furnaces "$#! R WA "Seniors Discounts




Certified GAS FITTER & PLUMBER *Furnaces *Boilers *Hot Water Heating * Hot Water tanks. *Furnace Cleaning with truck mounted machine



SKYLINE DECKING Renovations, Roofing, New Construction WCB/Insured/Licensed Guaranteed workmanship, reasonable pricing Call for FREE Estimate Luke: 604-729-6871



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

Magic Star Painting

Winter Specials 3 ROOMS 4 ROOMS $ 279 $359 Call Now: 780-6510

Abe Moving & Delivery & Rubbish Removal. Available 24 hours. Call Abe at: 604-999-6020

GOLDEN PAINTING & DECORATING Interior ★ exterior 30 years experience Free estimates

Cell 604-307-5085




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



WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM Georgie Award for Best Renovation & Design Complete Renovations / Additions Kitchens / Bathrooms

JJ Roofing

We cover the H.S.T.

• Repairs • Reroof • New Roof

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

604-937-6633 604-349-5533

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior




Rubbish Removal Kitchen & Bathroom Tile Renovation Specialists Italian Artisans – Quality Work

Tonino 778-322-ETNA Est. 1978

❏ DISPOSAL Construction, Reno’s & Drywall / Demolition ❏ YARD & HOME Cleanup •7 Days/Week •Free Est’s

Isaac ★ 604-727-5232

604-RUBBISH 782-2474

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs


Student Works

Disposal & Recycling

Trips start at


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

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

Abe Moving & Delivery & Rubbish Removal. Available 24 hours. Call Abe at: 604-999-6020 A.J.K. Moving Ltd. Special truck for clean-ups. Any size job. Lic# 32839 604-875-9072 873-5292 Rubbish Removal Seniors discount. 604-807-0198 DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $99 + dump fees. Call 604-306-8599



Tree Services


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

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


ABC TREE MEN. Dangerous tree removal, pruning, stump grinding. 604-521-7594, 604-817-8899 Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915


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


Sports & Imports


604-726-6345 MATCO DESIGN

All Renovations & Additions, Ins. Quality Work


Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-294-5300 LICENSED PLUMBER & Gasfitter. BBQs, ranges, etc. Repairs, renos. VISA ok. 604-830-6617 Quality Plumbing & Electrical Bsmt Stes, Repair Work, 25 yrs exp. All work guar. 604-518-5413


SPACE BOOKING For: I Clean Canada HAPTOM, SAM Rep: NWright Ad#: 1295681 QUOTE CALL THE EXPERTS $365 per week for markets selected

Additions. Kitchens Bathrooms. Landscape Const. Design & Build Renovations

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

Top Quality Quick Work Free Estimates

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


Have Your Roof Done Between Now & Feb. 28

Snow Removal

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

* We Remove & Recycle Anything*







Fully Guaranteed, Worksafe Covered

Roof Snow Removal by RCABC Cert’d ROOFERS. 50 years exp. Dunrite Roofing • 604-522-8516

K & T ENT. New Construction, Reno’s, Demo, Decks, Fencing. Reliable. Free Est. 778-881-6961

#1 Roofing Company in BC


GL Roofing cedar shake, asphalt shingle, flat roofs BBB WCB clean gutters $80. 24/7 604-240-5362

Rubbish Removal

General Restoration Services





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


First Choice Roofing We specialize in flat roofs, fully insured. WCB, Miguel 778-231-7973

Complete HOME Renovations Kitchens & Bathrooms Greg • 604-818-0165

Better Quality, Better Service


A MOVING EXPERIENCE WITH L & D ENTERPRISES !!! Fast & Dependable Special Rates Seniors Disc. Call 604-464-5872



MOVING & DELIVERY EXPERTS!! Licensed, Bonded & Insured Single item to full house moves We Guarantee the Cost of Every Move Flat Rates always available A+ (604) 861-8885 BBB Rating

Decks/Patios/ Railings

West Coast Cedar Installations New or repaired outdoor cedar specialists since 1991 604-270-2358 or 604-788-6458

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


Painting/ Wallpaper

To place your ad call



30 yrs exp.


Renovations & Home Improvement


Save Your Dollars!

✓ RenoRite 604-781-7695

Bath *Kitchen* Suites & More



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

778-237-ROOF (7663)

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


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

2000 BENTLEY Arnage Royal Blue, Magnolia hide piped blue Totally immaculate, full records, dealership service history. My personal car, I bought it from the chairman of the Florida’s Rolls Royce owners club. 47,000 miles. $48,500 604-966-8300 No dealers

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673 ★ FREE TOWING ★ up to $500 CASH Today!

604-728-1965 John Advantage Building Maintenance: •Roof •Chimney •Skylight Repairs •FREE Estimate 604-802-1918





• 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

NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? 604-341-7738


604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

Tried & True Since 1902

2006 HONDA civic 2 dr coupe, 5 spd, air, pwr, exc cond 114 k, serviced. $9900 604-760-3667





Sports & Imports

2003 VW Jetta 1.8L turbo, 4 dr, auto, well maintained, exc shape, gray, $7800. 604-980-7872 2008 RAV4 Toyota limited, one owner, 4 cyl, 37,800 kms, black, excellent condition, loaded, $24,900. Call 604-999-7373.

2011 CHAPPARAL (Lite) 5th wheel (268RLE) $33,800. 30 ft 3', lrg slide, elect awing, dining table, + many extras. 604-943-0603

A36 • Saturday, February 19, 2011 • Burnaby NOW

100% B C Owned and Operated

w o h S s The Wellnes

The Wellness Sho w - February 18–20th, 2011

Choices p resents the front, 19th annual o the fore Wellness Show at listic living t o h g the Welln n i r b o t d e t n h g e Vancouver Convention Centre, Canada Place. Desi m. ess Show fe choose fro atures exhibit orkshops to s and guest speaker s for all ages. The public has a number of engaging lectures and w For more information go to

Liberté Yogurt

assorted varieties


750ml • product of Canada

Whole Organic Chickens

assorted varieties


Silver Hills Squirrelly Bread

4.99lb/ 11.00kg


Mary’s Gone Crackers Organic Cookies


assorted varieties



Earth’s Choice Organic Fair Trade Coffee assorted varieties


Meat Department

Cocoa Camino Organic Fair Trade Chocolate Bars


assorted varieties

Choices’ Own Vegan Tomato Soup



Vitala Omega-3 Free Run Large Eggs

1 Dozen

Kootenay Organic Alpine Cheese

175g • product of B.C.

select varieties

Save 1.00/100g

1 L • product of South Africa

Sampling at Wellness Show!



From Our Bakery

Earth’s Choice Tortilla Chips

Seedless Green Grapes Chilean Grown


Bulk Department Organic White or Black Chia Seeds

20% off


made with organic corn


243 - 312g


Vegan Chocolate Banana Cake

Naka Silicea Gel


20% off

Earth’s Choice Organic Salsa

A natural anti-inflammatory enzyme that helps to reduce inflammation, water retention and alleviates pain.

Brown Rice Flaxseed Bread - gelatin free



assorted varieties


341ml • product of B.C.


Genisoy Soy Protein Bars

Bremner’s Frozen Fruit

assorted varieties




Mild, Medium or Hot

assorted varieties 61g • product of B.C.



regular retail price

Enerex Serrapeptase 90,000iu

no sugar added

Rice Bakery


Certified organic, 100% cotton. Manufactured with no synthetic materials, unnecessary chemicals or additives.

Summerland Pancake Syrups



regular retail price

For beautiful healthy hair, stronger bones and nails and smoother looking skin.

assorted varieties

assorted varieties



3lb Bag

Nature’s Path Organic Frozen Waffles

Seeded Hemp Bread


B.C. Grown, Certified Organic

Natracare Tampons

+ dep. + eco fee

+ dep. + eco fee

Fuji Apples from Clappping Chimp

Nostrala or Alpindon

Dewlands Fruit Juices

Earth’s Choice Organic Apple Juice


prepacked or bins

32 oz • reg. 9.99

4.69 3.99 4.39


From the Deli

New World Bliss Balls

B.C. Grown, Certified Organic


Helmut’s Bison Pepperoni

155g • product of USA

Colossal White Garlic from Don Kepke and Sons Ltd. in Creston

120 caps

VIP 2X Concentrated High Efficiency Ultra Liquid Laundry Detergent assorted varieties


1.5 L

Come to the Choices Markets’ booth at the Wellness Show to sample products from these companies and more! Yaletown




2627 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0009

3493 Cambie St. Vancouver 604.875.0099

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

Prices Effective February 17 to February 23, 2011.

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.

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