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Making it personal Students at a local elementary school are having more success than adults have with past attempts to calm traffic. For the past couple of months, a Grade 2/3 class at Second Street Community School has been rallying with signs, two to three times a week, reminding drivers to slow down and be careful. “By having the students out there, it’s made a huge difference,” said principal Gregory Walters. “It really has improved.” Like many local schools, Second Street struggles with morning and after-school traffic problems – people rolling through the four-way stop, parents using the staff parking lot drop off and pick up kids and jaywalking. At the safety rallies, the children are often smiling and waving, and the drivers respond in kind, Walter said. When parents have volunteered to help with traffic safety in the past, he’s heard that arguments have erupted. Seeing a child’s face instead takes the edge off driver frustration. Some students also made a video highlighting safety. They demonstrated how to cross the street properly, without jaywalking, and showed where you can and can’t park. The video was screened at an assembly, and the school plans to show it to parents as well. The video should be on the school’s website soon. Visit – By Jennifer Moreau, staff reporter

On duty: Students wave placards at one of their regular safety rallies.

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Candidates on final stretch Tory and NDPer in BurnabyDouglas go door-to-door Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

As Canadians get closer to V-Day on May 2, the top two contenders in the too-close-tocall riding of Burnaby-Douglas are entering the final stretch of the race. Conservative candidate Ronald Leung was at a public announcement with immigration minister Jason Kenney when the Burnaby NOW contacted his office, but campaign manager Brock Stephenson chatted

about the final focus. “Ronald is focusing on meeting voters on their doorsteps, hearing what they have to say,” Stephenson said. “There’s no better way to commit someone to vote for Ronald than meeting him. He’s a great guy, a local resident involved in the community.” The NDP has held the Burnaby-Douglas area for the past 31 years, but Bill Siksay barely held onto his seat in the 2008 election. The NDP incumbent won by just 798 votes, with Leung close behind. As for those decades of New Democrat reign, Stephenson pointed out that the NDP was in opposition the entire time and added that Burnaby-Douglas residents want a real






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voice in Ottawa. “They want someone who is contributing, not just someone who is opposing everything,” he said. This year, the Conservatives have been polling consistently ahead of the pack, but the NDP has made a historic jump, surpassing the second-place Liberals for the first time in 20 years. But that didn’t seem to worry Stephenson, who said people are concerned about the NDP. “Their platform is promising things that will be very costly to Canadians,” he said. “People are really concerned about the NDP, that they are dangerously soft on

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Parents protest gay-positive policy Policy would support students and teachers who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

About 100 parents descended on the Burnaby school board meeting Tuesday night, upset over a policy to prevent discrimination against gay, lesbian and queer staff and students. The ad hoc group filled the room beyond capacity, with many holding signs reading: No 5.45. The number refers to the policy school trustees came up with to support students and employees who are (or are assumed to be) lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit or queer (LGBTQ). The policy’s objective is to ensure all school community members learn to work together in an atmosphere of respect and safety “free from homophobia, transpho-

bia, antigay harassment and exclusion, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.” The parents’ group expressed concerns that the policy was segregating children, while infringing on parents’ rights to educate their children and give them moral guidance. “This policy places far too much importance and emphasis on an issue that impacts a few,” said Heather Leung, a local parent with three kids in the school system. “What is being recommended in this draft is a deliberate and systemic strategy to indoctrinate our children with a controversial moral teaching that should be left for families to decide on and wrestle through.” Leung also said the policy labels children and suggests they question their sexual orientation and sexual identity. On behalf of the parents, Leung demanded that the policy and public hearing minutes be translated into different languages, that the district hold a public

hearing with translators, and that Burnaby favour of the policy, mainly school councilparents be allowed to vote on the policy. lor Debra Sutherland and James Sanyshyn Another speaker, George Kovacic, said from the Burnaby Teachers’ Association, the policy could “create an both of whom worked closely environment of discrimination with the board to develop the “If a parent says policy. and intolerance.” that the school “Parents grant the educaSanyshyn said when the tion system the privilege to board passed the draft vermust not interfere teach their children but they sion two months ago, he felt with moral teach- welcomed and included as a do not relinquish their parental rights when they send ings, the school gay teacher. their children to school. If a “Every day, since becoming must respect this a Burnaby teacher in 1997, I parent says that the school must not interfere with moral have heard anti-gay slurs in request.” teachings, the school must our school hallways – fag, fagGEORGE KOVACIC respect this request,” he said. got, queer, that’s so gay, lesbo, spoke against the policy “Furthermore, the committee dyke – sadly, the list goes on.” has failed to recognize that the Sanyshyn also cited statisdivine meaning of human sexuality is tics stating that three-quarters of LGBTQ an integral teaching of the world’s great students felts unsafe in schools and heard faiths,” he said, questioning if children homophobic language every day. Onecould be expelled for their religious beliefs quarter have been physically assaulted or parents prosecuted for asserting their or harassed, and half connected a desire rights to educate their children. to kill themselves with their struggles to Gay Page 4 The board also heard from speakers in

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crime, whereas Ronald wants to make sure our communities are safe, (and) the vulnerable children and our elderly are protected.” Leung’s top contender, New Democrat Kennedy Stewart begs to differ. Stewart pointed to the Nanos Research polls, with daily updates, which show health care and the economy as the top concerns for Canadians. “Look where crime is, it’s not even on this list,” Stewart said. “This is what Conservatives do in every election. They try to scare people ... but people aren’t thinking about crime, that’s not working.” As of April 27, the Nanos polls also show that policy, at 49 per cent, is the top driving factor for voters. Party leader is second at 26 per cent, and the local candidate is third at 13 per cent. Stewart linked the NDP’s surge in the polls to the party’s platform. “The Nanos poll says health care and the economy are the top issues, and people make decisions on policy rather than parties,” he said, adding that’s where the NDP platform comes in. “I think that’s what’s really spoken to people, and they are really tired of the two old parties.” Like Leung, Kennedy is spending the final days door knocking, but he’s also meeting SkyTrain commuters and attending all candidates debates or whatever events his campaign manager has lined up.

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Star quality: Liberal candidate Justin Trudeau paid a visit to Burnaby to bolster Ken Low’s campaign on April 19. Low is running for the Liberals in Burnaby-Douglas.

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The Burnaby RCMP recently helped the Vancouver Police arrest a man in connection with Vancouver’s fourth homicide of 2011. Johan Manuel Garcia Sime was arrested and charged with one count of manslaughter in the death of 43-year-old Rodney James McDonald, who died on April 16 from head injuries he allegedly sustained in a violent assault five days earlier. On April 11, McDonald was found with serious head injuries and lying on the northeast corner of Carrall Street and East

Hastings in Downtown Vancouver. Following McDonald’s death on April 16, the Vancouver Police Department’s homicide unit took over the investigation, and with the assistance of Burnaby RCMP members, executed two search warrants in Burnaby. On April 21, Sime was arrested at the Joyce Street SkyTrain station without incident. Sime, who remains in police custody, does not have a criminal record.








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accept their sexual orientation. “What if Asian youth suicide rates were 16 times higher than non-Asian youth?” he asked. “Would these communities be here speaking and demanding action? I would say yes. If they were not, I would be.” Two students also gave emotional speeches about their experiences of being discriminated against because of their sexual orientation. Tensions were high in the meeting, with one disruptive audience member speaking out of turn, and Leung confronting Sutherland outside the meeting, saying they are using the children. “That’s ridiculous, shame on you,” she said to Sutherland. School trustee Gary Wong chaired the committee that developed the policy. Wong said he heard the parents concerns, but the trustees have to look at their responsibilities outlined in the School Act to be secular, and non sectarian,

“We have to look at ... what the laws have decided on this issue,” he added. “There are a number of cases out there where school districts have not done enough in the eyes of the human rights tribunal and have actually been found at fault, and there are penalties involved.” As far as reconciling the parents’ views with the intent of the policy that may not be possible, according to Wong. “It may be very well that we can’t,” he said. “It’s not really talking about parents not having the right to teach their children. They have every right to teach their children, but the issue is tolerance and acceptance.” The board’s policy committee will review the draft, and send it back to the board for a final vote, possibly in June. The item will be posted in the board meeting agenda on the district’s website, at To read the policy, go to Jennifer Moreau’s blog, Community Conversations, at www.

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Harper. Some pundits suggested that This is not an editorial exhorting you having an “eastern” paper throw its edito get out and vote. We’ve done that. It torial support behind a candidate might is also not an editorial telling you who just get western voters’ backs up and to vote for. We don’t believe in endorseactually hurt Harper. Who knows? ments. Although for many newspapers We do, however, think it’s it’s part of the election cammighty arrogant of newspapers paign process. to try and use their clout (what In the 2008 federal election, Burnaby NOW little they may have left) to supThe Vancouver Sun endorsed port a candidate – left, right or centre. Stephen Harper. We don’t think he Why, we question, would newspaper won because of that endorsement – but editors believe they are blessed with perhaps it didn’t hurt. This past week special intelligence or insight into who, the Globe and Mail endorsed Stephen


or what policies, are best for Canada? Do readers really need a newspaper to tell them who to vote for? And after a newspaper endorses a candidate and/or party, what responsibility does that newspaper have in continuing coverage of their “endorsed” candidate? Newspapers and journalists are facing increasing questions about their credibility and bias. It seems to us that a newspaper endorsing a candidate only amplifies those concerns. Yes, newspapers are not clinical, scientific devices. They are staffed by human

beings who, by our very natures, have biases. We try not to have those biases impact our decisions. But it would be false to suggest that no matter how hard we try, our decisions aren’t influenced – albeit as little as possible – by our own experiences. We’re not going to tell you who to vote for, but we will say that it is almost always better to trust one’s own thinking than follow someone else’s. At least you can only blame yourself if you’ve picked the wrong politician.

Racism evident in news coverage Re: Robbery drama unfolds I am sick of this both in print – Front page, Burnaby NOW media and on TV, and the worst Saturday, April 23. is in the movies. Movies have n my and other people’s opingone back to showing almost ions, you are racists for your exclusively white leads, and if depiction of black and other there is a black person on the non-white people in a negative show, no matter how important light. While it’s not or smart they are, they that I don’t think get a small amount of these suspects should screen time, second or Jasmine Rayne have their faces and third billing, or they get images on the cover of a paper, killed. I’m done with Hollywood it’s that not once do I recall seeing movies and with reading publicaa white person being taken away tions that overtly promote blonde in handcuffs by the police on whites over other ethnicities. your cover. But let a black person People of every colour should be seen in handcuffs and you, of be alarmed at this trend. It trickcourse, plaster it all over the front les down to every aspect of life. page. For example, being a person of The white suspects in many of colour if I go to a store and am the other headline crimes don’t dressed like every other casually appear on your cover in handdressed white person and I try to cuffs – and don’t bother saying return an item or expect decent that you didn’t get those photos. I customer service, almost always don’t believe you even tried to. I will receive a cold or even disNo, the cover of the Burnaby trustful response from the clerk. NOW (and the other local paper) So, I have learned, I must usually show only sweet-looking, dress in light colours, dress at mostly blue-eyed white people. least twice as nice as others and It doesn’t matter if they are from smile and be incredibly charmBosnia or Australia or even if ing if I expect not to get a hassle. they’re accused of war-crimes, Another example is when I was if they’re white and especially if merchandising some CDs for their hair is light, they’ll make it my favourite band. The front-ofonto your cover. house clerk who didn’t know me Oh sure, occasionally, you’ll demanded that I do an invenhave some person of colour with tory of the CDs first and give it some ethnic-slanted story, but to her and then she watched me you almost consistently show all night like a hawk and refused black people – especially – in an to leave at the end of her shift unfavourable light. They’re either – even though the event manager, poor, from another country, or who I knew, gave me a hug down on their luck. Racism Page 7



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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Burnaby needs to protect trees Dear Editor:

Re: City gets failing grade over tree protection, Burnaby NOW, April 20. It’s great that South Burnaby residents are getting united to protect residential trees in our city, but here in North Burnaby we also have lost a huge number of healthy, mature trees over the past two decades. Just look at the devastation on Cliff Avenue between Union and Winch over the past three years. From two Japanese cherry trees at the corner of Dunnedin and the recently chopped-down, unique willow tree next to them (where the previous owner even created a curved path around it to save it) to the horrific destruction of numerous trees at the

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corner of Kitchener last year and the clear-cut at the site of a brand-new duplex just between Kitchener and Winch (where trees have never been replaced in obvious violation of the city bylaw), not to mention many individual trees lost all over this area. It is clear that Burnaby’s trees not only need to be protected but more trees should be planted all over our city. In my opinion based on research, the City of Burnaby not only needs to dramatically increase fines for illegal and needless tree cutting but introduce a program, similar to successful green programs in other countries, that would require every homeowner to plant a minimum of two trees of their choice for each residential property using municipal grants. As a green leader, Burnaby should lead the way City Page 7






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for other Lower Mainland municipalities. These tree-planting, municipally funded programs not only create jobs, they increase the quality of living and property values, as well as improve air quality – it’s a win-win-win situation. This is the right time to start, Burnaby – protect and replant your green heritage for the sake of future generations! Al Morev, Burnaby

‘Coalition’ isn’t a bad word Dear Editor:

The word “coalition” has been brought into some of the campaign rhetoric as if it was a bad word. Actually it implies cooperation and compromise. Mr. Harper’s opening salvo leading into the 2011 federal election was an attempt to put the fear of the coalition into the minds of voters. He forgets that minority governments such as his own must form coalitions or at least alliances, if only temporary, in order to continue to govern. “In a minority situation, governments must rely on the support of other parties to stay in power” (Wikipedia). If one of the parties can no longer command a majority, one of the other parties can be asked to form a government and, if that party has the support of a majority, they can take over from the failed party. The Governor General in 2008 should have asked the Liberal/NDP/Bloc “coalition” to take over because together they had a majority and had agreed to work together. Harper preempted the situation and prorogued Parliament. Canada’s Pearson minority government of the 1960s achieved much through cooperation and compromise, including

the establishment of medicare and the Canada Pension Plan. It was also during the Pearson years that agreement was reached on the adoption of the new maple leaf flag. “Coalition” is not a bad word and in fact is working quite well at the present moment in Britain, with a coalition of the Conservatives led by David Cameron and the Liberal Democrats led by Nick Clegg.

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Matthew Claxton asks why he should bother voting when he lives in a riding where most of the vote goes to a party he doesn’t support. It’s a foregone conclusion that his vote won’t affect the outcome, so why bother? Fair point, Matthew. Obviously this is a serious indictment against our voting system. People should not be left with the feeling that their votes are pointless. And it’s not just Mr. Claxton’s situation in Langley that’s messed up: It happens to a greater or lesser degree in every riding across the country. For instance, it’s highly likely that we will elect an MP in Burnaby-Douglas with less than 40 per cent of the vote. I guess the other 60 per cent doesn’t matter. Really? This is how the system works? And we think this is good? This is ridiculous. Our form of government is known as a “representative” democracy. But our simplistic and out-of-date voting system has turned it into a “misrepresentative” democracy. Apparently our politicians don’t see the problem, so it’s up to us citizens to speak up. We need a more proportional electoral system. The system we’ve got is just not good enough. Iain Macanulty, Burnaby

Racism: An everyday occurrence earlier in the night. It wasn’t until one of the members of the band came up and stood near me that she left. I feel strongly that had I been white like the clerk, she wouldn’t have given me a second look. These are just two examples of the crap I have had to put up with all of my life. How would you feel if these things happened to you every single week of your life? Put photos of nonwhites on your front page and do feature articles about people of colour in positive situations. Not just

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when they are young students, in sports or music. People of colour run businesses, have great jobs and are volunteers in the community too. We make as much (or even more per capita) of a contribution to society as whites do. You people are scared, and you should be. Soon you won’t be able to treat people of colour so unfairly because too many businesses and companies will be owned by non-whites and we will turn the tides of advertising and perception to a reality-based one. Soon you’ll be in the minority. Accept it and treat everyone as equal or don’t both-

er talking about this group or that one promoting hate, because you’re also hatepromoters. And your not-so-subtle hatred turns peace-loving people like me, who used to believe the country I was born in was a just and fair place, regardless of one’s skin colour. Well, thanks to people like you, I now know it’s not. ◆ Editor’s note: The police incident occurred adjacent to the Burnaby NOW office’s – hence the extensive coverage. If the individuals had been caucasian, it would have received the same treatment.

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Here’s who wants your vote Libertarian; George Gidora, Communist; Ronald Leung, Conservative; Ken Low, Liberal; Adrianne Merlo, Green; Brian Sproule, Marxist-Leninist; and Kennedy Stewart, NDP. Below, meet the Conservative, Liberal,

Ronald Leung, Conservative Party

Briefly introduce yourself: I’m Ronald Leung, the Conservative candidate for BurnabyDouglas. I’ve worked in business, media and government. An SFU graduate, my wife Candace and I live in North Burnaby with our two sons. What political experience do you have? I’ve been active with the

Ken Low, Liberal Party of Canada

Briefly introduce yourself: Ken Low is a third generation Canadian and a proud British Columbian. Ken has worked as the chief engineer in the City of White Rock and was a key member of the 2010 Olympic Transportation Planning Committee. Currently, Ken and his wife, are the owners and operators of the Shaolin Kung Fu Institute for martial arts. Ken is a longtime community leader and volunteered with many local organizations. For the past 31

Green and NDP candidates, through their answers to a questionnaire provided by reporter Jennifer Moreau. Election Day polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 2. For more information, see

The Stephen Harper Conservatives have a strong record when it comes to cracking down on crime and protecting victims. The out-of-touch NDP’s first concern is protecting criminals over protecting victims of crime.

Conservative Party for several years, running in the last election just two and a half years ago. Recently, I worked in Vancouver as an assistant to several cabinet ministers. What issue will you prioritize if elected? I will prioritize keeping our streets safe.

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What’s is your party’s track record on dealing with that issue? years, Ken has organized an international martial arts tournament hosted at BCIT, which brought people from around the world to the City of Burnaby.

If you could be any superhero, which one would you be? Superman.

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What issue will you prioritize if elected? The issue that is most important to the electors What political experience of Burnaby-Douglas is the do you have? economy. I have been involved People I meet are conwith the Liberal Party cerned about the reckless Ken Low of Canada for a number spending on tax breaks for Liberal of years and have been the largest corporations, involved with the policy wasteful spending to help process of the party here in B.C. I conservative MP’s and cabinet minhave been interested in amateur isters get elected. Because of the sports promotion as a way to help Low Page 10

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They’re looking for your vote Adrianne Merlo, Green Party of Canada

Briefly introduce yourself: My name is Adrianne Merlo; I am the Green party candidate for Burnaby-Douglas.

What political experience do you have? Absolutely none. But as history has shown, political experience does not necessarily guarantee sound decisions. You can be “experienced” at any number of things but it doesn’t insure efficiency or immunity from corruption. I am a mother, a teacher and a concerned citizen. I have been endorsed by the Green party which qualifies me to run for office, which is – at its most ideal – a commitment to public service. What issue will you prioritize if elected? The most pressing issue is climate change. If we don’t wake up and

Kennedy Stewart, New Democratic Party

Briefly introduce yourself: My name is Kennedy Stewart, I’m the NDP candidate in BurnabyDouglas. I’m a tenured professor at SFU in the School of Public Policy, have a PhD from the London School of Economics, and am rated one of Canada’s most popular professors by Maclean’s Magazine. I grew up poor in rural Nova Scotia and moved to Burnaby in 1988, finding work as a printing press operator and Radio Shack clerk in Metrotown before undertaking a masters’ at SFU. I also played in the award-winning rock band ‘State of Mind.’ My wife Jeanette Ashe teaches at Douglas College. What political experience do you have? As a policy expert I’ve been called on to advise local, provincial, national and First Nations governments including: the British Columbia

cal force in this election that is global deal with the environmental emer- sharing a mandate with 72 other gency that is here, nothing else we countries. do is going to matter. We are committed and deterAll of the issues we face will mined to confront the environmental have little relevancy if they exist on crisis that is here. a planet that can no longer sustain We are advocating for life. Alarm bells are ringnew energy conservaing on planet Earth: record tion, tax incentives for the droughts, record floods, renewable energy sector – melting glaciers, dying wind, solar, and geothermal coral reefs, rising sea levels, – and will not award polluthurricanes increasing in ers with subsidies. We aim intensity, rising global emisto phase out the nuclear sions … the list is seemingly industry, and in light of endless. the radioactive meltdown Failure to confront the in Japan, it is crucial that climate emergency is to we make this issue a top abdicate our responsibility Adrianne Merlo priority. Countries where to our children; it is a morGreen Party Greens have been elected ally bankrupt proposition. to government are leading the way – they are the most progressive and What’s your party’s track record on environmentally committed. dealing with that issue? We’re the only party that is not If you could be any superhero, divorced from reality. In the recent which one would you be? debates, from which Elizabeth May Superheroes don’t interest me. was barred, there was virtually no mention of the environment. Merlo Page 10 The Green party is the only politiLocal Government Elections Task for Burnaby families. This is why Force, City of Vancouver Electoral I support reducing small business Reform Commission, British taxes but oppose the HST and corColumbia Citizens’ Assembly, porate tax cuts brought in by the British Columbia Ministry of Stephen Harper Conservatives durMunicipal Affairs, Abu Dhabi Urban ing the recession. I know Burnaby Planning Council, Great residents agree with these Bear Rainforest Solutions priorities. For example, durProject, City of Vancouver ing a telephone town hall Mayor’s Office, City of attended by 10,000 local Calgary, and the Vancouver residents, 94 per cent said Public Library. they oppose the HST. I’ve also worked on a number of United Nations What is your party’s track Projects. As a professor of record on dealing with that public policy, I’ve trained issue? hundreds of students who The Harmonized Sales now work in government, Kennedy Stewart Tax (HST) combines the and I publish on a variety of NDP provincial (PST) and federal political topics. (GST) sales taxes. The HST was initiated by Stephen Harper in What issue will you prioritize if December, 2009, when every single elected? Conservative and Liberal MP voted Burnaby is a great place to live; for the HST in Parliament. They I want to make it even better. I will claim “the HST is right” for B.C. work with all levels of government Local Conservative and Liberal canand residents to develop our econodidates say they will fight to keep my in a way that works for everyone Stewart Page 10 and helps make life more affordable


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large deficit, they are very concerned about the future prospects for their children and grandchildren. Is there to be the opportunity for future higher education and meaningful jobs that will provide a useful and fulfilling life for the next generation? What is your party’s track record on dealing with that issue? The Liberal Party of Canada under the leadership of prime ministers Jean Chretien and Paul Martin worked very hard to clean up the fiscal mess left by the Conservative government in 1993. The $45-billion deficit was eliminated and in 2005 there was a surplus of $11 billion. Since then the Conservatives have wildly spent that surplus and created a deficit of almost $60 billion dollars. The Liberal Party of Canada has a very good record of deficit reduction and competent handling of the finances of Canada.

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They seem rather useless, actually – spinning ridiculous spider webs and leaping around in spandex. Maybe it’s because I’m female; all I had growing up was Wonder Woman, and she was hardly inspiring. I prefer average, everyday heroes. People who pick up litter, care for the environment, stand up for social justice, adopt animals from shelters, or sacrifice their own needs for those of a child … these people are heroes to me.

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the HST in the upcoming referendum despite evidence BCers don’t want it and it hurts families and businesses. Every NDP MP voted against the HST. Unlike the Conservatives, we won’t make BCers pay back the $1.6 billion HST transfer if voters reject the HST. If you could be any superhero, which one would you be? I’d be your friendly neighbourhood Spiderman. Peter Parker comes from humble roots and made his life better by pursuing higher education. He rents, and loves his family. Spiderman works to make his community a better place to live and bring justice to the world. Best of all, cool jazz music plays wherever he goes. I’d be OK with that.

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Workers remembered Brent Richter staff reporter

Workers, labour activists and public officials bowed their heads in silence around the province Thursday to mark the annual National Day of Mourning, a day that honours workers killed, injured or made ill on the job. WorkSafe B.C. counts 143 workers who died in 2010, either from an incident on the job, complications from a workplace injury or as a result of a disease likely contracted on the worksite. Representatives from the New Westminster and District Labour Council, the Canadian Labour Congress, the United Steelworkers and the Public Compensation Coalition joined with the City of Burnaby to mark the occasion at Burnaby city hall Thursday. Mayor Derek Corrigan made a proclamation recognizing April 28 as this year’s Day of Mourning at a council meeting on April 18, as have most councils in the Lower Mainland. Carolyn Rice, secretary treasurer of the labour council, said her biggest concern for worker safety right now is young workers and those who work in customer service alone at night. “I’m really concerned for young people because we have an age-12 child labour law in British Columbia – the lowest in the country. The rate of youth injury and death has spiked up,” she said Rice said the province is currently looking to change regulations that require late-night service workers to have at least on partner on the job if they are working past 10 p.m., which she said could put the

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Mayoral moment: Mayor Derrick Corrigan spoke at the Day of Mourning event. young people who tend to work in those jobs at risk. “I would say that is going to be a very pressing issue over the next while and we Workers Page 12

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Workers: Unions want more compensation for injured WorkSafe BC levied 15 penalties against Burnaby companies in 2010, according to will be not just watching but actively its annual Enforcement Report. The most pushing the government not to consider severe penalty imposed on a Burnaby rolling back that regulation,” she said. company last year was $49,824.62 against She said the case of Grant De Patie, the Canada Scaffold Supply Co. Ltd. after a young worker who was killed at a Maple worker suffered serious injuries after fallRidge gas station in 2005 when a customer ing four metres when a platstruck him with his car while form on the scaffold he was attempting a “gas and dash,” standing on gave way. highlights the problem. Al Johnson, WorkSafe B.C. Rice said the council will regional director, said while also be pressing the governthe injury and death rate for ment to increase the premiworkers is on the decline, it ums employers pay that go is still unacceptably high and into compensation for injured deaths from occupational disworkers. According to Rice, the eases continue to rise. premiums have been slashed “We have three workers and the services, compensation that are killed in this province and pensions for workers who every week and when you have had “life altering injuput it into that perspective, ries” are completely untenable that’s unbelievable. We really to live on. Carolyn Rice need to get the general public “It’s a system that’s no lon- “It’s a system that’s no lonto rally around that,” he said. ger fair for working people,” ger fair for working people.” “One fatality is one fatality she said. too many as far as we’re conWorkSafe B.C. issued penalties to four cerned.” businesses in 2010 for various infractions To combat this, Johnson said in New Westminster, including two for employers, employees and the public an incident that resulted in the death of a need to develop a “culture of safety” worker. in which safety is ingrained into every Harsco Canada Ltd. was fined $12,238.65 aspect of work and is given the same and a numbered company registered in priority as profit and productivity Surrey was fined $83,570.62 for a 2006 “Easier said than done,” Johnson noted. incident in which a worker was killed at a construction site when a temporary frame– With files from Janaya Fuller-Evans work for a concrete pour collapsed causing Follow Brent Richter on twitter, several sheets of plywood that had been brentrichter/ stacked on top of it to fall on the worker continued from page 11

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How to make every day a vacation Burnaby life coach offers advice in new book Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter

Gloria Tom Wing Staudt began her personal journey to a permanent vacation as a sleep-deprived new mother. Feeling overwhelmed, she went through a process of surrendering to a higher power, she says. “That was the moment I gave up the need to control and the need to know how everything would unfold,” Staudt writes in the first chapter of her book, Live Your Vacation. Staudt moved to Burnaby 17 or 18 years ago with her husband, Richard, when she was eight months pregnant. This experience led her to reassess how she lived and in turn to write a guidebook for others with clear exercises they can do to live a more consistently celebratory life, she says. The book was inspired by her mother, Staudt says. “I thought it would always be great, to have my mom write a book,” she explains, adding she wanted to be able to pass her mother’s wisdom on to her daughter in book form. But when Staudt went to see a psychic medium, she says, she received a message from her father, who had passed on, telling her to write her mother’s life story. She considered writing the book with her mother but didn’t want to put too much pressure on her, she says. Instead, she wrote a personal guidebook herself, but with her mother’s wisdom in mind. The primary message of the book is simple. “I am a masterpiece because I am born that way, and you are, too,” she says. The book gives concrete instructions on creating clear vision and commitment statements, as well as suggestions for shedding excess baggage. Part of living your vacation, she says, is letting go of the little things.

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New future: Gloria Tom Wing Staudt is sharing her vision for living a more celebratory life in a newly released book, Live Your Vacation. The book is available online through “You get upset, but it’s how quickly you get over it that counts.” While the book can be read from start to finish, it can also be a go-to guide on a page-by-page basis, Staudt says. “I feel you can open the book anywhere,” she says. “There’s a lot packed into there.” She received feedback while writing the book from storyteller and writer Richard Van Camp – CBC Radio’s writer in residence for North by Northwest – whom she considers a mentor, she says.

“You need to show more of you in it,” he told her, so she included more of her personality and experiences. Staudt attended Long Island University. She left Trinidad when she was 22. Her parents have been very proud of her accomplishments, as they were not formally educated themselves, she says. “They learned on the streets of Trinidad.” Staudt has a master’s degree in psychology and a graduate business certificate. She is the owner of Peak Success Coaching,

and past-president and member of the Rotary Club of Burnaby – Metrotown. Staudt has also chaired the Burnaby Board of Trade Business Excellence Awards. Live Your Vacation can be purchased at, amazon. com, and 32 Books in Edgemont Village in North Vancouver. There are extras on the Live Your Vacation website, as well, to complement the book.

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he third annual Burnaby Family Caregivers Information Fair is on today (Saturday, April 30). People caring for elderly loved ones can get information on resources. There will be more than 35 service providers there

The Rotary Club of Burnaby Metrotown is hosting an open house on Wednesday, May 4 in hopes of recruiting new members. The service group is inviting business leaders and professional to get involved in efforts to help their local community. The event is at the Holiday Inn Express Metrotown, from noon to

1:30 p.m. To RSVP, call 604-613-4045.

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Michel Deslauriers is the new principal at St. Thomas More Collegiate. Deslauriers is replacing Darrell Hall, who is stepping down as principal but still teaching. Deslauriers is currently the assistant principal at Vancouver College, and he’s a STM alumnus and former faculty member. STM is also hosting a flapper-themed fundraiser on Friday, May 6, at the Italian Cultural Centre in

Vancouver. Tickets are $100 per person, and proceeds go to the school. Go to www.stmcdinner to get a ticket. The Italian Cultural Centre is at 3075 Slocan St.

Spirit Fish

The Still Moon Arts Society is presenting a special festival celebrating natural waterways. They’re calling it the Spirit Fish Project, and it starts on May 7 with a “bike pilgrimage.” Participants can depart by bike from Renfrew SkyTrain station at noon

and follow Still Creek along the Central Valley Greenway to the space under the Kensington overpass. The main event is the Spirit Fish Festival from noon to 4 p.m. between the Kensington overpass and the Sperling SkyTrain station. (Organizers are holding the event beneath the underpass to have a natural covering.) There will be nature inspired art installations, performers, live music, a tea party, arts and crafts, origami boats and nature walks.

“It’s just about really calling to people’s attention the fact we have these amazing beautiful green spaces in the middle of our very urban environment,” said Rebecca Coleman. “It’s kind of like a secret.” If you want to decorate your bike ahead of time (adults and children welcome), the arts society is hosting workshops on May 3 to 5, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Slocan Park field house. For more information about the event, go to Here & Now Page 14

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Help for families

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is holding two workshops to help families who may have to move loved ones with dementia into residential care. “We’ll help family caregivers understand what to expect in a residential care facility and learn how

to support a person with dementia who is living in a facility,” said the society’s Dorothy Leclair. The sessions are May 7 and 14, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the North Fraser Burnaby Alzheimer Resource Centre, 103-5623 Imperial St. Entrance is $10 per session or $15 for both. Space is limited, so

those interested should pre-register by calling 604298-0780 or email dleclair@ Do you have an item for Here & Now? Send ideas to Jennifer, jmoreau@ Visit her Community Conversations blog at www.burnabynow. com – click on the Opinion tab and follow the link under Blogs.

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Motown sounds: Burnaby’s Cecile Larochelle is in the lineup for Soul Shake, May 7 at the Red Robinson Theatre in Coquitlam.

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Art show bridges past and present

A new two-person show is opening at the Burnaby Arts Council’s Deer Lake Gallery on Saturday. Bridging the Past, featuring the work of Meghan Carich and Jing Jia, runs until May 22 at the gallery at 6584 Deer Lake Ave. The show includes masks by Carich, a self-taught artist who uses mask-making as a form of healing. She took up art after her husband became disabled when her youngest was six months old. “Being a mother and a caregiver to her husband restricted her life to a point that Meghan felt controlled by her circumstances,” said a gallery press release.

For Jia, art has been a way to keep the links between her past and her present. Jia was born in Beijing and brought up in a mixed cultural background, Manchurian and Han. Moving to Canada gave her the opportunity to experience a third culture. “Her art reveals her life experience of living in multiple cultures and trying to keep the links of her past in the present,” the release explains. Jia’s art is a representation of architecture from the late 19th century in Beijing. An opening reception for Bridging the Past is set for today (Saturday, April 30) from 2 to 4 p.m. All are welcome. For more, call 604-298-7322 or see

– children will all sing the same piece of music. In Burnaby, 200 students from Maywood Community School, Nelson Elementary School, Second Street Community School, Burnaby South Secondary and Burnaby North Secondary will all turn up at Metropolis to take part at various locations around the mall. “We are very excited to participate in this nationwide event,” said Brenda Longland, community and public relations manager for Metropolis at Metrotown. “Music plays such a central role in our lives, and it is impor-

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Moms are tops as role models Pop stars and public figures scarcely get a mention from six of 10 Canadian girls


new survey has found that mothers are the top female role models in the lives of six in 10 Canadian girls. Furthermore, most of these young people, aged 10 to 17, were unlikely to identify other types of women they hoped to emulate be they pop stars or others, suggesting that the weight on a mom’s shoulders is that of her daughter’s entire world. “It’s useful reinforcement for women to know they have this kind of power and influence,” said Shari Graydon, a Canadian media watchdog. “I suspect most mothers — who in their day to day parenting are throwing up their hands at the kind of influence the media has — probably don’t appreciate how much their daughters look up to them.” The phone survey was conducted by StrategyOne on behalf of Dove, and gathered opinions from 1,200 girls in six countries. After mothers, the most-cited role model by the Canadian contingent was “my friend,” at 13 per cent, followed closely by “my sister,” at 12 per cent. Seven per cent named someone else within their extended family as a female role model, with four per cent identifying their grandmother.

A spokeswoman for Dove said the rate at which public figures were cited by Canadian girls was negligible. “It may simply be that these girls are smart enough not to say, ‘I want to be the next Britney Spears,’” suggested Graydon. “But the global concern is that strong female role models — whether athletes, musicians, business leaders or politicians — still have, regrettably, much lower profiles than their male counterparts.” To illustrate, Graydon pointed to an older study in which young boys had no trouble rattling off role models of every stripe, but girls of the same age had to be pressed. Nadine Silverthorne has a young daughter, and was heartened although surprised by the new survey findings. “I did wonder if the girls were saying that just to be polite,” said Silverthorne. “But obviously a mother’s influence is huge.”

Silverthorne, editor of SweetMama at, suggested that youth are unconsciously shaped by celebrities, but consciously guided by their mothers. In fact, a previous survey found moms were three times more influential than media in terms of shaping the way girls feel about themselves and about what it means to be beautiful. “I think we all need to do a better job of being role models,” Silverthorne said. “What this study made me think is, ‘Wow, I’m having a huge impact on who my daughter will eventually be, and I need to be really careful of that.’” The findings showed that musicians and actresses carry significantly more influence with girls in other countries. But mothers were still universally named as the top female role model: 54 per cent worldwide versus 59 per cent in Canada. – Misty Harris




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Tragically Hip set to play Deer Lake Park

One of Canada’s best known bands will be playing in Burnaby this summer. The Tragically Hip, best known for their hit New Orleans is Sinking, will be headlining at Deer Lake Park on Friday, July 15. The opening act is Hey Rosetta!, with the show set to start at 7:30 p.m. The Kingston rock band has been producing music for more than two decades,

with lead singer Gord Downie one of the most recognizable Canadian rock icons. Various presales on www.ticketmaster. ca began on April 27, with general admission sales open to the public as of yesterday (Friday). General admission tickets are $76.15 (after service charges).

Frank Sinatra tribute onstage Treat mom to an evening out with Ol’ Blue Eyes himself. Burnaby’s own Sinatra tribute artist, Rick Valiant, is offering up a Mother’s Day performance at the Inlet Theatre in Port Moody. Valiant is set to appear on stage at 8 p.m., backed by the Blue Morris nine-piece swing band.

Robert J. Miller will also appear with his tribute to Buddy Holly. Inlet Theatre is at 100 Inlet Dr. in Port Moody. Tickets are available by calling 604-931-2008. For more about Valiant – including videos of him in performance – check out his website at

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Retirement Housing with a Difference in Central Burnaby – We Need Your Help! The Gizeh Shriners of British Columbia & Yukon have been part of the Burnaby landscape for many years. From the Shrine Centre’s location at the corner of Wayburne Drive and Canada Way, the Shriners have been a strong force in the community for over four decades.

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They say every successful business begins with a good idea, and local entrepreneurs Dianne Ritchie and Richard Chatterton may very well have one. Given that quite a few people enjoy both good quality beer and fun day trips, the couple decided to put the two together for a new venture they call Beer Tourist, with the idea of transporting busloads of beer aficionados to various craft breweries and brew pubs in the region, a bit like the many guided wine tours on offer in the Okanagan – only with a barley twist. “With the changes with liquor laws in B.C., I think the idea we are on to with beer tourism is: Let us drive for you,” Chatterton told the Burnaby NOW during a winter excursion to the Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company in Squamish. When it comes to craft beers, those who like it tend to like it a lot but, due to the provincial restrictions regarding liquor distribution, many of the more innovative microbrews aren’t widely available at government or private

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liquor stores. Their solution was to fill a bus with likeminded suds enthusiasts and hit the road in search of unique brews. “We decided we would like to go to a lot of places that offer a wide selection of interesting beers but also that we’d like to have a lot of pals along with us,” said Chatterton. “It is also a way to expand the social circle, to meet friends of friends,” added Ritchie. Several dozen people – some already friends, others only so by the end of the day – piled into a rented schoolbus for Beer Tourist’s Northbound to the Sound voyage up Highway 99, its second official excursion after its debut tour of microbreweries in the Bellingham area. The destination, the Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company, could

become a popular one for upcoming tours due to its proximity and also for its variety of one-of-akind beers. The family-run brewery, whose Garibaldi Honey Pale Ale was a gold medallist at the 2007 North American Beer Awards and whose Bailout Bitter came in second last year, is already known for trying out new things. Located in a picturesque wooden frame building in downtown Squamish, Howe Sound Brewery offers over a dozen varieties of craft beers made with locally grown ingredients, as well as seasonal offerings such as their current Pumpkineater Ale. While they distributes their hefty resealable bottles to more than 350 locations across Western Canada and the U.S. (in Burnaby, they can be found at B.C.

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Spring brings perfect chance to deal with disorder. It’s not about conceding defeat, but rather acknowledging that the job needs to get done. Those are the sentiments from the heads of two home organizing companies in light of the spring-cleaning season. For Debby Lea of Streamlined Solutions, the process begins with just that — a starting point.

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INJURIES DIY is fine, just don’t hurt yourself John and Jane Do-It-Yourselfer have easy access to homeimprovement supplies and tools at the local home centre. They may also be inspired by any of the myriad shows on television instructing individuals to give renovations a try. However, many homeowners are not schooled in proper safety procedures or do not know how to use tools correctly. This is a recipe for injury. Common injuries include: * falls from ladders or scaffolding; * hand and finger injuries — including amputation — from power saws and grinders/ sanders; * nail gun injuries; and * eye injuries and breathing difficulties. Homeowners should consider the risks of improvements before beginning. They should also take precautions to do

improvements in the safest manner possible. * Always read the manufacturer’s safety information and usage guidelines for any tools before they are put to use. * Turn off electrical current to rooms and outlets prior to doing any electrical repairs. * Wear proper safety equipment, including goggles, dust masks or respirators, boots and gloves. * Store chemicals in a locked cabinet or on a high shelf out of reach of children and pets. * Be cautious of power cords. Always unplug tools and turn off the switches when the item is not in use. * Do not climb past the top rung of ladders. Do not use furniture or stacked items as a ladder. * Jobs such as electrical work, roof work, gas projects or major plumbing issues are better left to a contractor. – WMS

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Rob Regan-Pollock, senior consultant at Invis mortgage brokerage in Vancouver. “If the last two years of earnings are sufficient to qualify for the Securing a great mortgage mortgage that they’re looking deal can take a bit of work to take out, then they are a and planning, but if you are a regular-income-qualified salaried employee then file and can put as you will be taking a well-trodden “Consistency little as five per cent down.” path. Experts in income is and friends and Insurers such your best bet family alike will as the Canada all be there to (in order to secure Mortgage offer advice and and Housing a mortgage).” Corp. (CMHC) tell you about their experiences. will allow selfemployed individuals However, if you are to increase the income on self-employed, the process can their notice of assessment by be more complex. 15 per cent for the purposes of The most straightforward way mortgage qualification. This is to qualify for a mortgage as a generally accepted increase a self-employed individual to compensate for non-cash is for the lender to look at items such as business use of the income on your Canada the home. Revenue Agency notice of Their website gives a full assessment for the past two rundown of the requirements years and see if you qualify for for self-employed borrowers a loan in much the same way ( as an employee would. hoficlincl/moloin/hopr/upload/ CMHC-Self-Employed.pdf). “The first thing I make sure “Consistency in income is is that the tax filings and your best bet (in order to financial statements are in secure a mortgage),” says order so we can see the track Carol Bezaire, vice-president, record of their earnings,” says

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or article of incorporation can show if they have been in operation for less than three years. Dhaliwal says to get the best rates when stating your own income, many lenders will be looking for mortgage loan insurance unless you can put down a deposit of more than 35 per cent. The insurers also recommend that lenders demand higher minimum credit scores from borrowers stating their own incomes. The early years of selfemployment can be a time of financial uncertainty while you establish your business and build up a reputation with customers. Financial advisers say look before you leap into anymore debt at this time. “Once you’ve checked your finances and you’ve looked at your credit score and everything else, it may not be the time to buy,” says Bezaire. “Maybe it’s the time to rent for a little bit, until you get firmer ground under your feet.”. BY: HELEN MORRIS


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glycogen. Your body then stores this glycogen in your body as fuel instead of storing sugar, thus lowering your blood sugar level. Moreover, when you are engaged in the actual act of lifting weights, you are using the glucose stored in your muscles as fuel to complete your exercises, resulting in a further decrease in your blood sugar level. Essentially, you empty the sugar from your muscles by exercising them. Next is “intense” exercise. A study done at Yale, and published in

vision, blindness, and heart and circulation difficulties. And, even fewer know that in many cases, Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or controlled without medication, by a commitment to exercise and healthy living habits. There are different types of exercise that help prevent the onset of diabetes, and they work in a variety of ways. To begin, there is strength training. Strong muscles help fight diabetes, because they use the insulin in your body to change excess glucose into


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Southoaks Cres., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Flea market, Swedish Canadian Manor auditorium, 1812 Duthie Ave. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Features toys, books, baskets, CDs, records, linens, household items and more. Muffin Break and Thrift Sale, Cliff Avenue United Church, 1600 Cliff Ave. 9 a.m. to noon. Event includes muffins, coffee, toys, books, clothing and more.

to 3 p.m. Members $5 + tax, guests $6 + tax. Info: 604-2941936. Save All the Riverview Lands in Perpetuity meeting, 1:15 to 3 p.m. McGill branch of Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St. Info: 604-299-8955.


Threads of Life event, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Burnaby Lake Regional Park. Community agencies involved include Canadian Society of Safety Engineers, WorkSafe B.C., and ER Plus Risk Management Group Inc.


B.C. Fuchsia and Begonia Society meeting, 8 p.m. St. Helen’s Catholic Church gym, 3871 Pandora St. Info: Fran at 604-391-3262 or Elsie at 604299-5438.

Pacific Spirit Quilters’ Guild event, Shriner’s Hall, 3550 Wayburne Dr. Event includes merchant mall, gift shop, tea room and charity sewing bee. Admission $5.

Drop-in blood pressure, weight monitoring and health info clinic, 9:30 to 11:15 a.m., Bonsor Seniors Centre for 55+, 6550 Bonsor Ave. Info: 604-439-1456.

Buddhism for the 21st Century: Overcoming Life’s Challenges, presentation and discussion meeting on Nichiran Buddhism. 1:30 to 3 p.m. McGill Library.

Rhodofest, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shadbolt Centre and Deer Lake Park, with displays, entertainment and more. Free event.

Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre tour, presented by Confederation Seniors Centre, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Members $16.72 + tax. Info: 604-294-1936.

Kingsway Imperial Neighbourhood Association community cleanup, 5172 Kingsway, 9:30 a.m. Information and Speakers Fair, for Burnaby family and friends unpaid caregivers, Nikkei Centre, 6688

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Gloo sticks it to Disney and the Dude Andrew Fleming staff reporter

Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges has played a lot of memorable characters over the past 50 years, but the two roles many people will always remember him best for are either a hacker or a slacker in, respectively, the cult favourite films Tron and The Big Leboswki. Gloo Studios, a small Burnaby production house that specializes in original comedy shorts and visual effects for the popular website Collegehumor. com, has stuck the two films together for The Tron Lebowski – combining the 1982 sci-fi classic about a computer programmer (Kevin Flynn) sucked into a video game with the Coen brothers’ 1998 noir comedy about a pot-smoking, White Russian-slurping bowling enthusiast (Jeff ‘The Dude’ Lebowski) seeking restitution for his ruined rug. The short went viral after being posted recently, earning nearly 32,000 “likes” after being viewed nearly one million times in its first week. “They’ve recreated a bunch of scenes from The Big Lebowski, and our job was to put it all in the Tron universe,” said Gloo president Paul Lowey. “If you’ve seen the movie, the whole problem with The Big Lebowski is that everybody thinks he is a different Lebowski; he’s the Dude, not the Big Lebowski. And in Tron, everybody is wondering ‘who’s Flynn,’ so there’s actually a lot of similarities to begin with and, of course, Jeff Bridges being the character in both. So you’ll have Flynn basically playing the Dude.” The Tron Lebowski is only the latest of several shorts Gloo Studios have created for CollegeHumor, an American site featuring daily new comedy videos that is currently the tenth most popular channel on YouTube. Other recent commissioned projects include Die Hardly Working, a spoof of action movie clichés performed by office workers, and the now-famous Pixar

Intro Parody, which won a 2010 Webby Award for best animation and even kudos from Pixar Animation Studios’ owners, the notoriously litigious Walt Disney Company, after poking fun at Luxor Jr., their hopping desk lamp character seen at the start of all Pixar films. Lowey said he hopes Disney’s lawyers will also have a similar sense of humour regarding The Tron Lebowski. “You know, it’s one of those things we didn’t think about until after we’d finished it,” he said with a laugh. “Uh-oh, here we are again parodying Disney, pushing a company that is known for taking its copyrighted material quite seriously.” While Disney may take issue with some of the irreverent material, it is unlikely they’ll have any problems with the visual effects, which are on a par with those of the 2010

big budget sequel, Tron: Legacy, also coincidentally filmed at a Burnaby film studio. “I look at in regards to what they had to do a year a go with the real Tron: Legacy film, and I’m looking at what our team of four guys have done in one month to pull this off, and I’m thinking we could’ve handled the Disney Tron a heck of a lot quicker than the actual guys did,” said Lowey proudly. He added that Gloo VFX crew Mike Ritchie, Paul DeSilva, Casey Vigushin and Jonny “Awesome” Ostrem had to abide with an aroundthe-clock work schedule to create the futuristic atmosphere – glowing gladiators, deadly flying discs, lavish light cycles and all – after receiving raw footage of actors that was shot in New York using a green screen. “If we could’ve done it like the original, it

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Everything is better on the all-new Hyundai Elantra – it’s easier on fuel, has more interior room, boasts improved safety features and shows off sharp new styling. Buoyed by phenomenal sales growth and hugely successful models like Sonata and Santa Fe, high-flying Hyundai has boldly predicted and is revving up production to make the new Elantra the number 1 selling compact car in Canada. Compact car sales account for about half of all car sales in Canada. Currently the established leader in this segment is the Honda Civic, and it’s followed by the Mazda3. Other new arrivals in the segment include the much acclaimed Chevrolet Cruze, which was recently voted the 2011 Canadian Car of the Year, and there’s also a completely new Ford Focus on the way. A redesigned Civic is also due out later this year, so this is an unbelievably competitive market sector. In addition to giving it more interior room than the out-going Elantra, Hyundai has also upgraded trim quality and made new premium features available. Pushbutton start, an in-dash touch-screen navigation system plus rear-view camera, a Bluetooth hands-free phone system, iPod

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Learning what sport is all about Putting game first is behind Jr. B team initiative Tom Berridge sports editor

A made-in-Burnaby rooting section could show up at your next minor lacrosse game. For the past few weeks, the players, support staff and coach of the junior B Burnaby Lakers lacrosse team have been dropping in and making a lot of noise at selected youth home games. Armed with a multiheaded air horn and a pride in the Burnaby green, the junior B Lakers blast off encouragement to the home team in a collective show of support and community. “It’s huge for the guys. It makes us a solid team and it inspires others,” said Burnaby Jr. B head coach Kerry Neratini. “I want to instill in these guys that they are role models. The (new wood) floor is a huge sense of pride for the association. It means a lot to me and it means a lot to them to do these things.” At each game, the Burnaby juniors applaud the good play, and at the end of the match, name a player who has worked hard to receive an autographed game ball in the dressing room afterwards. The player is also invited to join them at one of their 8 p.m. Saturday home games. “I had a lot of fun,” said 10-year-old Jayson

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Giving back: Novice A2 forward Thomas Vela receives an autographed game ball from Burnaby junior B team leader James Irwin after a minor lacrosse game.

Beauregard, who was given the honour following a novice A1 match on April 16. “I kept telling my

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Strong supporters: Burnaby junior B Lakers James Irwin, left, and team goalie Robert Gilliam shout encouragement during recent minor league game.

met by team leader James Irwin and introduced to all the players. Later, he took the warmup on the new wood floor at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre, and acted as the team’s assistant coach on the bench. Jayson told them to go out and have fun, and even gave pointers on the bench, which drew smiles and high-fives from the junior B players. “At the end of the game, (Irwin) said, ‘Hey boys, Jayson is leaving,’ and they all came and crowded around me. The next day at school in my journal, my teacher said we could write about anything we wanted – it was so long.” At first, the idea of grown young men going out and watching little guys play seemed odd, said 20year-old Burnaby forward Brandon MacNeil. “I was surprised. But

I think it’s a great idea. It builds community and more so, it helps build the game,” MacNeil said. “A couple of parents came up to us and said it was nice we came out and blew the horn and supported the kids. People are taking notice, so that is nice. Hopefully it will continue.” And if the commitment of the Burnaby juniors is any indication, it will. Irwin, Robert Gilliam and assistant captain Curtis Koznecov are part of a core group, along with coach Neratini, that have wholeheartedly endorsed the positive initiative. Two seasons ago, Neratini, then an assistant coach with the Jr. B boys, got the team out to a couple of minor games to help boost attendance at their own home matches. This year, the brainstorming expanded on the concept of what might make this season even better. With the changing demographics in the city and player numbers on the decline, keeping up the great tradition of junior lacrosse in Burnaby was a concern. The boys decided to make it a team thing, hatching the idea of selecting a player of the game and afterwards inviting the youngster to become a part in their game. “It’s fun. At first we thought there wouldn’t be anything in it for us,” said Irwin. “We went to the dressing room and signed a game ball, and had (the player) come onto the floor with us. He was ecstatic. I remember the look on his face when we gave him the ball. He appreciated it as much as we did.” In fact that was all Jayson was talking about, said Neratini. “When he left, he was smiling from ear to ear, and he felt eight feet high. The parents were very thankful.” “It was so amazing for him. He wants to get it again,” said Jayson’s father Brian. “I thought it was great.” And that was the unexpected benefit, said goalie Robert Gilliam. “Honestly, lacrosse isn’t about being No. 1. It’s about being with your teammates and having Junior B Page 39

Junior Lakers start season Sunday Tom Berridge sports editor

The Burnaby Lakers will be a one-sided team up front for the first few weeks of the B.C. Junior Lacrosse League. With five lefthanders out of town or away at school, the junior A Lakers offence will be right-side heavy until players filter back into the lineup well into the month of May. “We look pretty good, but we’re short right now. But I think we’ll be pretty good. We have a good defence, it’s solid,” said Burnaby governor and general manager Richard Appels. The junior Lakers will be anchored by Patrick Baliss and Jeremy Funk, who was picked up from the Langley Thunder for future considerations earlier this year. Also expected to make an impact is Simon Fraser University sophomore attack Colton Dow, who was part of Burnaby’s blockbuster trade with Coquitlam at the trade deadline last season. Dow is currently second in overall Division I Pacific Northwest conference field lacrosse scoring with 48 goals and 82 points. He is also second in the conference, averaging 5.47 points per game. Senior lefthander Jaxson Lee should be the leader of the junior Lakers offence, while Ryan Spelling will captain the team’s back line. Both will bring a hardworking attitude to the dressing room and a passion for the tradition of past Laker glory. “The tradition of the past, the kids are aware of that and they want to make Burnaby proud,” said incoming head coach John Wilson, a former senior A Laker. “We haven’t had a chance to work on offence with an overabundance of Lakers Page 40

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Clan freshman rewrites the record book The Burnaby senior Laker forward also tallied 14 points, including 10 goals, in the Clan club’s earlier 24-8 win over the University of Washington. Dow, a junior chipped in with a double-digit contribution, including four goals. Senior Chris Tessarolo of New Westminster also scored four times in a seasonhigh five-point outing for the No. 21-ranked Clan. The consecutive wins bumped SFU up to 19th from No. 21 in the latest PNCLL poll. The victory over Montana also improved the Clan’s record to 30 in divisional play, and a top seeding heading into conference playoffs. The Clan host Portland State University in a conference quarterfinal matchup at Mercer Stadium today (Saturday). Face off is at 1

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Simon Fraser University overcame a halftime deficit with a huge turnaround to knock off Montana 26-9 in Pacific Northwest conference field lacrosse on Wednesday. The Clan trio of freshman Calvin Craig, Burnaby junior A player Colton Dow and Cory Koesdibyo combined for a whopping 35 points, including 20 goals between them to overturn a 7-5 Montana lead after two quarters of play at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex-West. Craig tallied 10 goals and added nine assists, shattering his own single-game team record of 15, set earlier in the season against Idaho. Craig’s nine helpers is also a new program record.


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Burnaby Laker forward Trevor Moore set a new school single-season goal record in Robert Morris University’s 16-15 win over Bryant University in NCAA Division I field lacrosse April 23. Moore edged past classmate and New Westminste Salmonbellie Corbyn Tao with his first of three goals in the opening quarter of the match. The RMU senior, the current goals-per-game leader in the nation, now has 44 goals this season. The hat trick also moved Moore into first place in program history with 20 career three-goal games. His 54 points also elevated Moore to third all-time in single season school history.

Moore also extended his consecutive points streak to 43 games. Sophomore attack Tyler Digby finished the game with two goals and an assist, garnering his second consecutive multi-point game and second straight three-point contribution. With the win, Robert Morris clinched a spot in the Northeast conference tournament.

Top seed felled

Top-ranked Limestone College fell from the ranks of the undefeated, losing 12-8 to No. 4-ranked Mercyhurst in a NCAA Div. II field lacrosse game on April 23. Burnaby junior Laker rightie Jackson Decker scored two goals, while Riley Loewen of Burnaby chipped in with a single counter for Limestone.

SBMC wins A Div. boys’ hoops The South Burnaby Metro Club Eagles won the Basketball B.C. under-13 boys club championships in Richmond last week. South Burnaby won the A division final over Drive Elite 51-46 in a rematch of the Metro league championship game. Drive Elite led through the first three quarters, but could not hold off the Burnaby Eagles in the final frame. In the C final, the Balloholics from New Westminster avenged an earlier loss to South Burnaby in the tournament, defeating the metro club 58-38 in the final game.

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Junior B: It’s a win-win idea, players say continued from page 37

fun,” said Gilliam. “(Jayson) was so happy. … He’s still ecstatic, he wants to come out all the time. We’re trying to grow a community of lacrosse players in Burnaby.” Koznecov says the idea has proven to be a win-win for everyone involved. “I thought it’s really established a sense of pride in being a Burnaby Laker,” he said, adding the more people who come out to a game, the better a team plays. “It’s a simple formula,” Koznecov added. “The more they like doing what they’re doing, the more they will stick with it.” And Jayson could not agree more. When he told his Grade 4 school chums at Holy Cross Elementary about his lacrosse experience, one friend answered, ‘Oh, I wish I could play. I might want to play next year,’”

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Jayson said. And that’s precisely what the Burnaby juniors hoped would happen. “If we get more kids to stay in the sport, I think we are winning,” Gilliam said. “We try our best. It’s not all about winning, it’s keeping the sport alive.” Irwin agreed. “I haven’t done much volunteering and things like that. This is sort of my chance to do something without getting paid for it. I got a sort of satisfaction, getting a young kid out to our game – something I never had,” Irwin added. As for Jayson, well, it certainly appears that this will not be something that the excited youngster will soon forget. “Oh yeah, yeah, a lot,” he said. “I want to play forever.”

Former Northwest Giants forward Jordan Weal was signed to a pro entry-level contract by the Los Angeles Kings on April 18. A four-year veteran of the Western Hockey League, Weal, 19, placed fifth in league scoring with 96 points, including 43 goals, with the Regina Pats.


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Local skaters provide a number of WHL firsts

Clan win 10th game in conference split Simon Fraser University won its 10th Pacific Northwest conference women’s softball game in a series split with Northwest Nazarene. The Clan opened with a 5-4 victory before falling 4-3 in 10 innings in the later game at Nampa, Idaho on Tuesday. Lauren Mew figured prominently in the scoring, batting in the team’s opening run in the third inning before tying the game with an RBI single in the top of the seventh and then scoring the game-winning run off of

Former Northwest Giants forward Brady Brassart scored his first goal of the Western Hockey League playoffs to help the Spokane Chiefs take a one-game series lead over the Portland Winterhawks in the Western Conference final on April 22. Spokane defeated the Winterhawks 2-1 on the road. Portland currently holds a 2-1 series lead on the Americans.

Leah Riske’s double to left field. Shea O’Neil got credit for the win, coming on in relief of starter Kelsie Hawkins. In the second game, Cara Lukawesky went the distance, striking out five batters in a six-hitter. Riske scored a goahead run in the ninth inning off a throwing error. But Nazarene knotted the score again in the bottom of the inning, and then scored the gamewinner as SFU committed three errors in the final two innings.

Ice do the icing

Former Burnaby Winter Club forward Elgin Pearce drew an assist for the Kootenay Ice

Striker in on two in draw Christine Sinclair helped the expansion Western New York Flash continue its unbeaten streak in Women’s Professional Soccer. Sinclair tallied her second goal in as many games, opening the scoring in an eventual 2-2 draw with the Atlanta Beat in Kennesaw, Georgia on Sunday. The South Burnaby product capitalized on an Atlanta error in the third minute of the contest, burying the turnover with a low shot to the far post. Sinclair also factored into the Flash’s second goal, lofting in a dangerous ball to the near post, where a substitued Marta flicked the ball into the goal in the 66th minute. The Beat replied three minutes later with the gametying goal.

Lakers: Start Sunday continued from page 37

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Footwork: St. Thomas More Knights Sarah Hughes,

in red, stops a St. Patrick’s attacker in a 1-0 victory in Lower Mainland independent girls’ high school soccer at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex-West on Tuesday. Eleni Tolusso scored the game-winning goal for the Knights.

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righties. But we’re confident we can do it.” Wilson, who is backed up by assistant coaches Stu Watson, Ken Bowman and goalie coach Kevin Hill, calls the first few weeks of the season an audition. “I told the kids, ‘Here’s the opportunity for you to step up on the stage and show us what you have.’ It’s challenging, but we’re up for the challenge,” Wilson said. The junior Lakers open the regular season on Sunday at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre against the Port Coquitlam Saints. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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in the opening game of the WHL Eastern Conference final against the Medicine Hat Tigers. Pearce collected his second point of the playoffs following the first-period helper in Kootenay’s 6-5 win in overtime over the Tigers. The Ice went on to sweep the best-of-seven series 4-0, defeating Medicine Hat 7-2 in the final game in Cranbrook Wednesday. Kootenay’s Max Reinhart tied a WHL playoff record with five goals in the final game. It was the 11th consecutive victory for the Ice in the WHL playoffs.

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Re: The Estate of Stephen Mark Charlton

Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Stephen Mark Charlton, formerly of 310 - 6105 Kingsway Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia, who passed away on March 10th, 2006, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor, David Michael Trepanier, c/o Stephen Wing & Company, 900 - 550 Victoria Street, Prince George, B.C. V2L 2K1, Attention: Cliff Shields on or before May 31, 2011, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

An application has been received by the Liquor Control and Licensinig Branch,Victoria, B.C., from Dasarang Chicken & Pizza Restaurant Ltd., operating Dasarang Chicken Restaurant at 201 - 4501 North Road, Burnaby, B.C., to change the hours of sale on Monday through Sunday nights from the currently approved hours between 11:00am and 12:00am Monday through Sunday to 11:00am and 2:00am Monday through Sunday. Residents and owners of businesses located within a .8 kilometre (½ mile) radius of the proposed site may comment on this proposal by writing to:



To ensure the consideration of your views, your letter must be received on or before May 30, 2011. Your name(s) and address must be included. Please note that your comments may be made available to the applicant or local government officials where disclosure is necessary to administer the licensing process.






BERNESE MTN. Dog pups, 2 males available, 1st shots, vet checked, $1000, 604-823-0097 PB RAGDOLL kittens, vet ✔ 1st shots, dewormed, heath guar., $450 & up Cel # 604-771-4452

Mediterranean Grill Port Moody

Now Hiring: ❏ Sous Chef and Line Cook. ❏ Bar / Hostess ❏ Fine Server Please fax resume to Attention Sue: 604-461-3002


LAB PUPS yellow & black, male/ female, vet checked. $550. Phone 604-701-1587

BOSTON TERRIER Pups, CKC reg, vet chk’d, reputable breeder & exc pedigree. 1-604-794-3786 MIN PIN, F, red, 8 wk, dewclawed & tails, vet ✔, incls pup pack, friendly. $650. 604-719-4404

BRUSSELS GRIFFON pups, non shedding, monkey faced, small home raised, can view parents $900. 604-463-5316


Hotel Restaurant


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

Now Hiring


Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Janet Elizabeth Walker formerly of 302 – 1215 Pacific Street, Coquitlam BC, are required to send particulars of those claims to the Executor, Larry Walker, c/o 202 - 5501, Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 2G3, Attn: Stephen Miller, on or before May 28, 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed giving regard only to those claims which have been received.


RAGDOLL KITTENS, males, 1st shot, worming, raised underfoot, post trained. $450. 604-581-2772

• Must have reliable vehicle • Must be certified & experienced • Union Wages & Benefits Apply in person 19689 Telegraph Trail, Langley fax resume to 604-513-3661 or email:



Viewing Times: Tuesday, May 3rd, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Wednesday, May 4th, 9:00 am ’Til Auction Time

VANCOUVER’S LARGEST Lawn and Property Maintenance Company pays $120-$360 DAILY for outdoor Spring/Summer work. Hiring honest, competitive, and energetic individuals to fill our various 2011 positions. Apply online @



All Like New!

DOUBLE NICHE on the highest ground of Forest Lawn Cemetry, Royal Oak. Garden Mausoleum eye level, south end, south east corner, Cost $5500, Asking $3000 obo. Call 604-467-7547


We have immediate openings for experienced owner operators with cars, full size panel vans and cube vans no older than 2008. Apply in person to Atlas Courier Ltd. 32 West 5th Ave., Vancouver


Fundraising Sale





Burnaby NOW • Saturday, April 30, 2011 • A43


• Victorian & Edwardian Furnishings • Royal Doulton, Dresden & Hummel Figurines • Moorcroft Pottery • Several Dinner Sets • China, Crystal & Brassware • Large Selection Sterling Silver Pieces & Flatware Sets • Oil Paintings & Watercolours • Engravings • Limited Edition Prints • Oriental China • Imari Bowls • Persian Carpets • Gold & Sterling Silver Jewellery • Vintage Clocks & Cameras • Juke Box • Vintage Coin Operated Car • Estate Pieces & Much, Much More . . .


LOVE’S AUCTIONEERS & APPRAISERS LTD. 2720 No. 5 Road, Richmond, B.C.


SHELTIE PUPS, Reg’d, shots, tatoo, dewormed, 4 fem, sable, fam raised. $695. 604-526-9943




PROVEN CHOCOLATE Lab for Stud. He is our family dog. Dad was a service dog, mom a hunter. Big bodied, block head. $500 604-309-6506

CKC CHOC lab puppies, vet checked micro chipped. Ready to go $650. Phone 604-997-5504

SHEPHERD/BORDER COLLIE cross. 7 weeks old. Had first shots. Cute and playful. Ready to go, $225.- 604-796-9885

Fila/Mastiff Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957 ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $399+. 604-590-3727, 604-514-3474 BLACK LAB, P/B, 3 male pups, 8 weeks, vet chk, shots, dewormed, $550, fam. raised, 604-794-0164

SHIH TZU BIJON pups, 1st shots, dewormed, ready, family raised, non shed, $575 firm. 588-5195 Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds. www.

YORKIE X CHIHAUHAU, 8 wks old, paper trained, 1st shots, vet checked, $600. 604-931-1164

A44 • Saturday, April 30, 2011 • Burnaby NOW

4060 3015


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Childcare Available


Lic. Daycare has space avail in Sept. Vic Canada Way & Imperial. Come join the fun. 604-525-6497


Neck, Shoulder & Back Pain? Natural Healthcare Treatment in your home. Call 778-384-7509

Do you need to advertise your Daycare or Preschool ? 'Kids on the Go' Feature runs once a month... in The Burnaby Now & The New West Record


Travel Destinations

OSOYOOS WATERFRONT house avail June, July, Aug & Sept. 3 br, 2 full bath, large living & dinning rm, linens, fully equip’d kitchen, huge deck, fp, canoes, priv. dock. $1,500/wk (1 family). 604-922-6101 or 604-788-6944.

To place an ad or for more info please Call Virginia 604.444.3051


Preschools/ Kindergarten

Montessori School


1630 Edinburgh St., New West.

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


INCOME TAX returns: Delinquent or current. Small business or single. Starting at: $35 per return. 20 yrs experience. 604-420-1108


Montessori School

Preschool, Daycare & Kindergarten Full Montessori Curriculum French, Music, Art, Computers, Science, Phonics


★ Enrol Now For ★

Summer Program & Sept

Call 604 522-6116

Computer/ Internet

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

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Registered Massage Services

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


Accounting/ Bookkeeping

Financial Services

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


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Business Opps/ Franchises

#1 JANITORIAL FRANCHISE Customers, (Office Cleaning), Training and support. Financing. 604-434-7744

Money to Loan

Could you use $30k or even $300k? If you own a home, we can help. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. Independent lenders since 1969.

Business Opps/ Franchises

EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS, the leader in fresh fruit with bouquets hand sculpted to look like flowers, all natural smoothies and drinks, fruit salads and chocolate dipped fruit; has immediate franchise opportunities in B.C. Join the company named one of the top 10 franchises for your money in 2011. Become an Edible Arrangements franchisee today. Ph: (888) 727-4258


Legal Services

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Money to Loan

NEED A LOAN - BAD CREDIT? Has your credit prevented you from getting a loan? Buying a home or having your own business? We can help you get up to 1 million business or mortgage loan and up to 200K personal loan with interest rates starting at 2.9% APR. Bad credit ok. Apply now at: or call 1-877-500-4030

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If you own property Capital Direct can help.

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1 & 2 BR, 1180 Landsdowne Dr. $895 up, carpets, drapes, balc./ patio, outdoor pool, tennis crt, NO PET. nr Coq Ctre. Avail now or June 1st. 604-942-2865 1 BR in excel bldg, elev, nr transit, shopping onsite, more, N/P, from $670, incentives. 604-589-7040

2232 McAllister Port Coquitlam 1 BR & 2 BR Apartments Available

* Newly reno’d, quiet secure bldg, walk to all amenities. * Near WC Express. * Rent incls heat, hot water, fridge, stove, priv balcony & window coverings * Laundry & Storage ea floor * No pets ✔ Wheel Chair Access



1 BR. N. West. by Moody Park, $775 incl prkg, heat, storage, ns, np, refs. June 1, 604-786-3488 SALISBURY APARTMENT 7111 Salisbury Ave Bby Highgate Lrg 2 BR’s. Rent incl heat & hot water. NS/NP. ★ 604-526-5584 SALISBURY PLACE 7272 Salisbury Ave, Bby, Highgate, 1 BR incl heat & hot water. N/S & N/P. 604-524-4720 BBY, Lghd Mall. Bach, $700 incl ht & h/w. ns/np, newly reno’d, storage, Apr 1. 604-779-3882

604 - 941 - 7721

BBY/COQ. BROOKSIDE 2 BR, 7 appls, f/p, sec prkg, storage. Near sfu, skytrn, mall. Avail Jun 1. $1100. NS/NP. 778-891-8772




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

RENTALS 604-931-3273

RENTALS 604-522-9139 604-931-3273



1 & 2 Bdrms from $825

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

RENTALS 604-521-8831


Refreshingly Clean Meticulously Maintained

Surrey Gardens Apartments for your new one bedroom home



Owner Managed. Sorry, No Pets.


Call to view! 604-589-7040



Condos/ Townhouses



MOUNTAINVIEW VILLAGE in quiet end location. Family oriented complex in East Abby. Has outdoor pool, club house, playground, pets allowed. This UPDATED 3 BR, 3 bath feels like a home. Spacious mn flr offering eating area/computer space off the remodeled kitchen w/new modern cabinet fronts & hardware, counters, tile floor & appls. Nice dining rm w/slider to private yard & patio. Good size living rm w/gas fireplace w/lam flrs. 3 BR up master has ensuite & walk in closet. Double side by side garage. Painted in trendy colours & close to visitor parking. Great place to call home! Easy access to Hwy 1, shopping, parks, and all levels of schools. $284,900. Call Pamela Stadnik, Remax Treeland Realty, 604-533-3491




Houses - Sale


Real Estate

Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Chilliwack 2.5yr old 2967sf 3 storey 4 br 2.5ba w/suite potnl $417,900 798-2511 id5344 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $94,900 597-8361id4714 Langley Open House Sun 1-4, 20827-43A ave. immaculate 2872sf 5br 2.5ba home, quiet cul-de-sac $669K 534-0852 id5318 Sry Bear Creek Park beauty 1440sf rancher, gated 45+ $275,900 306-931-3939 id5234 Sry Tynehead on Greenbelt 3600sf 5br 4.5ba 1/2ac GD lot $930K 575-7311 id5350


Houses - Sale


New Westminster

Sunday, 2 - 4pm at 1202 - 7 Ave. 5 BR (3 BR upper + 2 BR legal suite. $1000/mo rent). 2313 sq ft. $640,000. Karim Juma, Royal Le Page City Centre, 604-678-9143


S. Surrey/ White Rock

SOUTH SRY. 170/20. 2400sf home on .89 acres. Sub-division potential. Build your dream home! $840,000. Albert 604-250-3395 ★ ALERT: WE BUY HOUSES ★ Foreclosure Help! Debt Relief! No Equity! Don’t Delay! Call us First! 604-657-9422


Mobile Homes

* AT WE BUY HOMES * Sell Your House Fast! Call us First!

GUILDFORD, SRY, Brand New. The Max. 900sf, 2 BR & Den, 7 appls, 2 sec prkg. $308,000. By Owner, Albert 604-250-3395


Difficulty Making Payments?

Alternative to Bankruptcy!

Penalty? No Equity? We Take Over Your Payment! No Fees!! / (604) 812-3718

SRY, 7850 King George Blvd. Looking for a beautiful dbl wide under $80,000? 55+ adult park. Pet ok. Lorraine Cauley, Royal Lepage North Star, 604-889-4874


Recreation Property


Any Price, Any Location Any Condition. No Fees! No Risk! Call Kristen today (604) 786-4663 6 BR home from $19,000 down $1,940/mo. 604-538-8888, Alain @ Sutton WC Realty W. Rock



MISSION - LAKE FRONT starting from $78,800. 60 mins from Vancouver. Park Georgia Rlty Lisa Hughes • 604-931-7227 MT. BAKER SKI AREA 2 cabins, 1 property. Rent one, use one. Gated community w/ amenities. 35 min. from border $374,000 U.S. Maryann Angus 360-224-6704



N. WEST Bach apt w/sep bdrm & 2 BR apt, $630 & up. Near Douglas Coll, skytrain, balcony. N/S, N/P, n/d. 604-839-8156.

GROSVENOR HOUSE 1 BR Apt, incls ht & h/w. By Moody Park. 720 - 7th Ave, New West. N/P, N/S. 604-517-1077

COQ. 2 BR $900, Avail Now orJun1 , heat, parking. 778-990-7079 or 604-521-8249

NEW WEST 1 BR, nr Justice Institute, lam flrs, w/d, rent to own possible, n/s, 2 balc, Avail May 15. $835. 604-433-3113

COQ AUSTIN & BLUE MTN. 1 Br $720, 2 Br $820. Incl h/w, bldg W/D. Nr transit. 778-865-6696 COQ • Austin Heights Clean quiet 2 BR apts avail. Sorry no pets. 604-936-5755


on Balmoral Street avail May 1 & June 1. Close to trans, Highgate Mall & shopping. Rent incls heat & h/w. Refs req’d. Reno’d stes avail. Wheelchair accessible. Ana 778-859-0798 or Bayside Property Office 604-432-7774.

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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


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

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

ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

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

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

office: 604- 524-8174 cell: 604- 813-8789 COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

NEW WEST 2 br 1 bath, all appls, balcony, 1 prkg, McBride & Sangster, behind McDonalds, great shopping, good transit, quiet bldg, $1350. Lease Pat 604-916-0098 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 Cozy 1 BR Penthouse, nr all amens, n/s, n/p, $750. Avail Now. 604-783-6003

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

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


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

Call 604-518-5040


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



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

VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West

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


office: 604- 936-1225

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq


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

Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR

99-7360 Halifax St, Bby

604 420-5636

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



Low rise in residential uptown neighborhood. Close to parks and public transit.

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.

NEW WESTMINSTER 1 bdrms from $775 810 ANDREW ST.,

Damaged House! Older House!

Difficulty Selling! Need to Sell Now! No Fees! No Risks! 604-626-9647


Could You Use




Precious Minds



NEW WESTMINSTER 1 bdrm from $880 2 bdrm from $1100

Beautifully landscaped grounds with views of Fraser river. Outdoor swimming pool and close to parks.

430 11 11th th ST.,

NEW WESTMINSTER Bachelor from $750 1 bdrm from $810

Large balconies and fitness. Close to transit and parks.

RENTALS 604-521-8831

102-120 Agnes St, N.West


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

Contact Alex 604-999-9978

or Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774


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NEW WEST nr RCH/Skytrain, 1 BR apt, $755/mo, No Pets, quiet complex, Call 604 299-8288

Port Moody NEW PORT VILLAGE NEW WEST. Quiet 1 BR, g/lvl. Nr Moody Park. $700/mo + utils. 604-591-3628 or 604-517-5593 NEW WEST. RENO’ed 1 BR & 2 BR. New Kitchen/Bathroom, Carpet, Appliances. From $795 & $1050. 604-724-8353

ROTARY TOWER 25 Clute St, New West

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


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

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

SUNSET PARK 5870 Sunset Street

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


(Coquitlam Centre area) Bachelor, 1 BR & 2 BR Apts, 3 appls, incls heat & hot water, bldg laundry room on each flr. Avail May 1. Sorry no pets. Call 604-942-2012

Whitgift Gardens 1 BR Apt, $750/mo, 2 BR Apt, $925/mo, 3 BR Apt, $1100/mo. Heat, hot water, parking. Family living, daycare available. Near kids’ park, basketball court and Skytrain.

No pets. Available now.

604 939-0944

Highrise DELUXE Condo GREAT LOCATION. 1 BR & Den • 900 sq. ft

7 appls, parking, storage, $1350. Rec & Amenity rooms. NS / NP.

604- 983- 8046

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 SAPPERTON 1BDRM near RCH/Skytrain, cat ok, no elevator, $675/mo incl heat/hot water, 604-777-1716



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


Pine Ridge Housing Co-op has opened its wait list for 2 BR & 3 BR Townhouses, $913 & $1072 with a $2,800 and $3,300 share purchase. Located in quiet forest setting on Burnaby Mnt. Close to SFU, schools, transit & shopping. Enjoy the feel of country living within minutes of the city. Sorry, no subsidies available. Community involvement expected. Download our appl form @ or send SASE to: #89, 8763 Ash Grove Cres., Burnaby, BC, V5A 4B8 Attn: Membership Ctee.


Houses - Rent

Burnaby NOW • Saturday, April 30, 2011 • A45 To place your ad call



Houses - Rent

BBY NORTH, 3 BR house, 1.5 bath, all appls, lrg rec rm, carport, lrg yrd. Nr BCIT, SFU, transit. $1450. Avail now. 604-299-2161 OPEN HOUSE Sun May 1, 1-5pm, NEW architect-designed, high ceiling, sunny home. 2000 sf w/3 BR, 2 Bath ,1 Den, 2 lvls, garden $2200. Av immed, 3245 Samuel Court Coq. 604-760-6372

POCO 3 BR Rancher, 2 f/bath, w/d, big f/yard. $1350. By bus. Av May 15 Pet ok. 604-522-3100


Suites/Partial Houses

BBY, 14 Ave/2nd St. 1 BR, grd/lvl. $700/mo incl hydro. Shared w/d. Ns/np. May 1. 604-802-4492

BBY, HIGHGATE. Spacious 1 BR + den. F/bath, sh’d w/d, f/yard. Nice area! Suits 1. Ns/np. $700 incl hydro. May 1. 604-522-6525 BBY, METROTOWN. 1 BR, g/lvl, Alarm. Near skytrn. NS/NP. Refs. $750 incl util/cbl. 604-430-1358


Abbotsford- 3262 Clearbrook Rd. HOUSE with 5 bedrooms, 3 baths. Mortgage helper. Walk to all Schools and other amenities. Only $1,598/m. Low Down. Flexible Terms. (604) 626-9647 or (604) 657-9422

BBY N. Brand new, lrg 1 BR, priv W/D. SS appl. F/yard. $975 + ¼ utils. Now. Ns/np. 604-261-3999

Miscellaneous Rentals

BBY N. Georgia/Springer. 2 BR bsmt, own W/D. May 1. $1100 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-299-6976


BBY N. Lrg 3 BR upper flr. Nr SFU all amens. $1450 incl util, sh’d w/d. N/s, n/p. 604-420-7998

New Westminster

BBY, Near BCIT, 2 BR g/lvl ste. NS/NP. $1000 incl utils, shared w/d, Immed. 604-438-1790




Office/Retail Rent

POCO RETAIL 1236sf, $3200, 2569 Shaughnessy St. Air cond, exc loc acreoss from City Hall. Jun 1. Bill Evans 604-836-2494



Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR suite, E. Bby nr schools & bus, ns, np, $600 incl hydro, avail now 604-377-3107

COQ CTR. Very clean, big 1 BR. Shared laundry. Ns/np. $750/mo incl utils/internet. Avail June 1st. Near bus route. 604-464-1085

PT MDY. Bright 1 BR grnd lev, Gas f/p, priv W/D. $700/mo incls all utils. NS/NP. 604-936-4815

Townhouses Rent


Townhouses Rent


POCO 2 BR T/H $785/mo. Quietfamily complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 604-464-0034





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

Contact 604-939-0221

Wanted To Rent

NEW WEST. Professional couple with children looking to rent an executive style home in Queens Park area. Starting July or Aug. Min 3 BR, 2bath. Willing to sign 1 yr lease. Great refs. We are nonsmokers, previous home owners & will treat your home like our own. Please email or call 604-520-6465

PORT COQUITLAM 2 BR townhouse, $830, quiet-family complex, no pets call 604-464-0034.

BBY, HOLDOM. 3 BR, 1.5 baths, f/yard, prkg. Ns/np. $1,000/mo + util. Call Yussuf, 604-435-2184

(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.

Warehouse/ Commercial

LANGLEY. 2780 sq. ft. main floor warehouse plus 600 sf mezzanine. Front office and rear grade loading with 90’ turning radius! $7.25/sf. Ben Gauer, Royal LePage Ben Gauer & Associates, 604-644-0273 or 604-581-3838

Call 604-942-2012

Celebrate all your family occasions in the

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N. WEST, Hume Park, Braid skytrain. Lrg 2 BR, sh’d W/D, prkg. $975 incls utils, cable/net. May 15/Jun1. NS/NP. 604-540-2177

BBY Metrotown 3 BR bsmt home, deck, garage, workshop. Av now. $1500. NS/NP. 604-327-3855

BBY DEER LAKE, 2 BR g/lvl ste, $1050 incls utils, huge yard, nr bus, small pets ok, 604-551-5123

POCO, NORTHSIDE. 2 BR, g/lvl. Gas f/p, garage, priv entry. $800. Ns/np. May 15th. 604-942-9725

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Cancer June 21-July 22: You optimism, popularity and delight rise (all week, but especially Monday/ Tuesday). Social joys, flirtations, wish fulfilment and entertainment arrive! Make and accept invitations. Wishes might particularly come true in career, status and business areas. Something really significant has been building here for some months, and has either already offered a big step up for you, or will soon. Be alert, eager and ambitious. Two things can impede your advance: a partner, mate or competitor (or a “stubborn public”) or a home situation that demands compromise. Rest, plan midweek. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Be ambitious – you can make strides upward now. Although you might not see discernible progress, you’re “preparing the way” for a great run of luck in career, business, status and prestige areas from early June right into June 2012. So plug away, especially Monday. A major trend still flows through your areas of law, love, culture, far travel, education, publishing and intellectual endeavours. This is a lucky, surprising influence, so be ready to say “Ah, ha!” and embrace what comes – now into 2018, these zones (e.g., travel, school) could bring your mate for life! Happiness, midweek! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: The big action, significant occurrences remain heavily weighted toward sexual bonds, intimate commitments, lifestyle changes, research, secrets, financial actions, investments, debts, consequences – and, overall, luckily so! But a new element enters now, an element of peace and understanding, of wisdom and compassion. You can decide to make a commitment while you’re clear about the results. Legalities, love and ethics also enter. This can bring sex with love, great cooperation with another, investments that are ethical also. Monday, Thursday, Friday support your efforts.

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Aries March 21 - April 19: Chase money. Your charm and magnetism hit high strokes all week – use this in the pursuit of money, or in love’s service. The main thing is, don’t waste this time – five of eight planets are in Aries! This gives you extra kick, clout and luck – and hints that whatever happens now is significant in terms of your entire 80 or 90 years. Other than a bit of deception Wednesday morn, and a sluggish Saturday, this is a lucky, smooth week. Get things done! Two cautions: A partner or competitor has the upper hand. Don’t fight. If you oppose authority you’ll lose. Taurus April 20-May 20: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness climb, especially Monday onward. Get out, be seen, start significant projects. Your “world wide” luck is still a bit low, but that will change soon. June 4 will bring almost 13 months of huge, decade-high luck, particularly in finances, investments, debt, sex, lifestyle changes and commitments in legal, educational, cultural or travel areas that somehow turn your life around. So some of your energy right now might be wellspent preparing for future (near future!) action. Tap government, charities, researchers: They will aid. Gemini May 21-June 20: Your energy is a bit low, so don’t put yourself in a “performance situation.” Rest, protect your health, dress sensibly, eat right. Fulfil obligations, but ignore those who clamour. You’re still in a period in which big wishes, lifemate needs and social yearnings are likely to be fulfilled. Some things can prevent this: first, deep, heart-bending romance, creative outpourings or taking big risks; second, investments, lifestyle changes, health, or “deep sex.” Of these, the “second” will be lucky June 2011 to June 2012; the “first” will begin to improve after mid-2012. Wish!


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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Though deep sexual, financial and health themes arise in May, a strong and lucky accent remains on relationships, marriage, business partnerships, fame and public relations, contracts and negotiations, litigation, relocation and opportunities in general. You’re cautious, 2010 to late 2012 – that’s good, but caution seldom grabs the prize. You have to leap, too. You know there’s at least one thing or person to leap to, and of course, reasons to and not to. My advice: Leap. A love affair, pregnancy, new financial picture, new domicile, even new country could result. Wow – life! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Though most of the luck and action of your life remain in the machinery, work and health realm, that won’t last past June. May brings intriguing meetings, partnership proposals, dealings with others, new contacts – and, perhaps, ideas/visions of new places you’d like to be, either across the globe or up the ladder of success. Maintain your equilibrium and sense of diplomacy this month, don’t fight or argue. Realize some of the new urges and new contacts that arise now hint at, might even develop into, the huge, lucky opportunities that arrive this June to June 2012. (Hints Monday.) Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Powerful luck, trends, movement, change still affect your romantic, creative, child-oriented, pleasure-seeking, speculative and sports zones (to June 4), but another trend moves in through May: Work. Work, health, machinery, duties, all that good stuff. As these don’t combine that well, usually, I’d split my time between them. Keep your eye on that quiet, deep long-term goal, too. Monday brings work success. Life’s filled with opportunities Wednesday noon to Friday noon – if you know how to co-operate, to accent another’s needs/desires. Soon, a major work project!

May 1 - 7 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: The weeks ahead successfully combine security and expansion. Although romance,creativity,speculation and pleasure are accented in May, your luck in real estate, home, security, retirement, “Mother Nature” and similar zones continues strongly – but only to early June. If you’ve been hesitating about buying (repairing, renovating) that home or starting that retirement fund or garden, or about having a child, you should act soon. (One exception: real estate might be luckier if you wait until after May 10.) Romance Tuesday. Tackle chores midweek to Friday. Diplomacy, Saturday! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Pay attention to your “base,” especially Monday/Tuesday – family members, home, security, these deserve attention all month. You might have frequent visitors, or be travelling around town a lot, texting or phoning – but as the weeks pass, this travel and talk gently subside, to bring you, by June, into a year of quiet, peaceful domestic bliss. Or luck, at least, for some homebased friction will exist, mid-May through June. Romance and/or creativity, games and gambles pull you Wednesday to Friday. A Gemini might be involved. All’s fine! Chores, Saturday. Rest, nap all week. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: This is a pretty smooth, easy week – though Saturday (May 7) might be a little frustrating or rocky. The accent lies on short trips, acquaintances, siblings, paperwork, details, messaging. Be curious, follow your nose. Since money matters are still blessed (into early June) the best course would be to use this communications and fact-oriented period in the pursuit of money, to communicate with clients or potential employers, VIPs, etc. (Monday is good for this.) Your home life, family, security and diet (nutrients) gain importance Wednesday-Friday: Good results! • Reading: 416-686-5014

A46 • Saturday, April 30, 2011 • Burnaby NOW

HOME SERVICES Alarm/Security

ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.




Concrete Cracks Repair. Foundation Walls, Basement, Parkade. Full Warranty. Call Simon (604) 473-7761

HOME IMPROVEMENTS Renos to Handyman’s Service Call Ray 604-418-4208


BAJ MINI EXCAVATING Sewer/storm, drains, oil tanks, paving, retain wall. 604-779-7816

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Carpet Cleaning

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ROYAL STEAM CLEANING Carpet, Upholstery, Auto (Int), walls & windows 604-765-8054 STAIN/PET URINE Specialst. Restore. 604-536-7627

8055 DAILY

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Contract # 102055 200 Amp Service Upgrades Spring Special $1800 Free est. Ins. 25 yrs exp. For All Your Reno Needs!


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Home & Office ★Janitor Service, Ceiling & wall washing, Floor Waxing, House Cleaning, Restaurant Cleaning, Window Cleaning + more ! Free Est call Tom 604-307-5998 Ins & WCB A.S.B.A. ENTERPRISE. Comm/ Res. Free Est. $25/hour includes supplies. Insured. 604-723-0162 EXP CLEANING ladies avail 7 days/wk. Bonded. Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond 604-928-0025



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Mia Casa − Drain Tile/Sewer Line Water Line Repairs / Replacement & Cleaning. Vince 604-941-6060, Al 604-783-3142



Small Jobs to rewires, lighting control, new houses, repairs. Insured & bonded. Knob & tube replacement specialist. Lic. #23726. Call Chris, 604-788-3864 #1113 Low Cost Electric 522-3435 Comm/Res/Panel change Heating/Appl Repair. Lic & Bonded. ABACUS Lic Elect

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Hardwood Floor Refinishing

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Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

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


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Lawn & Garden

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

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

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Lawn & Garden

HON’S Garden Services •Lawn Cut •Power Rake •Trim •Weed & more ★ 604-317-5328

LAWN MAINTENANCE 20 yrs exp. power rake, aerating. Free est. Reliable Reas. 604-649-9965

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

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

Residential and Commercial • Landscape Maintenance • Power Raking • Lawn Repairs • Lawn Mowing • Aeration • Gardening • Yard Clean-up • Hedge Trimming


Moving & Storage

ADVANCE MOVING LTD 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

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 M. GILL Gardening - Lawn care. Com & Residential, Power raking, Fertilize, Weed Hedge Trims,


Free Est. 604-779-6978

Royal Garden Lawn cut, edging, power raking, pruning, tree/hedge trimming WCB Ins. 604-754-8407

• Includes all Taxes • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers


THE LAWN BUTCHER Only Prime Cuts will do! Call Jim 778-839-6250

• Tree Pruning


Many years exp ★ Free Est ★ ★ Lawn cuts ★ Garden maintainance. ★ Tree topping & trimming ★ Power raking, aeration. Call Mr. Van 604-726-9741

Or 604-782-3411 Laura

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BEST RATE MOVING Experienced Movers with Affordable Rates!

YARD CLEAN-UP, lawns cut, hedges pruned, trees trimmed, power raking, aerating, rubbish removal, gutters. 604-773-0075



QUALITY STONEWORK All Types. Fair Prices. Repairs. 604-726-6129


Moving & Storage

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Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $50 ~

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Home Services

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★ Stonework.paving stones ★ Cedar decks/fencing ★ Turf .. Ponds... Call Danny 604-250-7824

DOUBLE - 0 LANDSCAPING Bobcat (small jobs), lawn care & power raking. Call 778-885-2984 Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hardscaping & Landscaping. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. 604 782-4322

★ OPERA LANDSCAPING ★ Bobcat, retaining walls, irrigation, paving, fences. 778-688-2444 Paul Sato Gardening, Lawn Cut, Power Rake, Aerating, Fertilzer, Hedge Trim, Pruning, Weeding, Yard Cleanup. 604-298-5597


Lawn & Garden

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CHAFFER BEETLE Treatment. Lawn care, reseeding, rototilling gardens & hedges. 778-885-6488







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

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Moving & Storage


Painting/ Wallpaper


BEST PAINTING, Int/Ext, Repaint Specialist, Repair Drywall, Free Estimates. 604-724-9953


Oil Tank Removal


Oil Tank Detection Oil Tank Removal Soil Remediation FREE ESTIMATES BEST PRICE GUARANTEED



● Oil Tank Removal ● Recommended ● Insured ● Reasonable Rates



Painting/ Wallpaper




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.


Patios/Decks/ Railings

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


Paving/Seal Coating

ALLEN Asphalt, concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187 METRO BLACKTOP CO. LTD Custom work for Driveways & new lane Aprons. Repairs/resurfacing. Call Gino 604-657-9936





Tel: 604-931-7575

Cell: 604-612-4347


General Contractor COMPLETE HOME & COMMERCIAL RENOVATIONS All types of painting kitchen & bath bsmt - decks, fences.. Guaranteed: - prompt, timely & prof. service and much more. Free Estimate! call Tom 604-307-5998 Lic. Insured & WCB


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FLYING COLORS PAINTING Drywall repairs, wall covering, WCB. Reliable, quality & clean work. Henry 604-780-3183


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

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CARPENTER HANDYMAN, Reno’s, Carpentry, H/W Flrs, Home Repairs, etc. 604-307-6715 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 HANDYMAN SERVICE, major contracting, Reno’s, Res & Comm. Call Alan, 604-290-1060 JKB CONSTRUCTION LTD. COMPLETE RENOVATIONS




SPRING SPECIAL Save the HST & Book before April 30th

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Royal Castle Roofing - New & Re-roofing, Work Guar, 15% Senior. Disc. Jazz 604-725-9963





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

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604-RUBBISH 782-2474

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Low Prices, High Quality *25 years Experience * Fully Insured WCB * Free Estimates * References Call Steve 604-722-1313


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



• Pressure Washing • Residential/Commercial • Over 25 years experience

Call Geoff Dann at:


LICENSED PLUMBER & Gasfitter. BBQs, ranges, etc. Repairs, renos. VISA ok. 604-830-6617 LICENSED PLUMBER/GAS FITTER, Plumbing, Heating, Backflow Testing, 604-722-4322


Power Washing

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

Residential & Strata Prompt Service. WCB Insured

604- 936-2808

SMART CLEANING Janitorial, Pressure Washing, Window Cleaning. 604-862-9797 FUTUR GRAFFITI SOLUTIONS, Power Washing & Graffiti Removal. Hot/Cold Water. 604-420-2848 PRESSURE WASHING, siding, gutters, tile, roof, treat moss. Gill, 604-897-4204, 604-599-4204


Renovations & Home Improvement



• Exterior & Interior • WCB & Liability Insurance • 20 Years Experience

Call 604-880-2502


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

Call Bill


BEN’S RUBBISH REMOVAL $50 - $150 a load. Yard clean up. Bby/New West. 778-859-8760



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


DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $99 + dump fees. Call 604-306-8599 MAN WITH TRUCK available for rubbish removal, moving and deliveries. Todd 604-765-9684



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


778-317-1256•604-451-0225 Bath *Kitchen* Suites & More TIMWOOD HOMES LTD

Specialized in Reno’s: . Framing . Sundecks. Stairs . Rooms. Garages. Sheds. Basements .Tiles . Vinyl Siding. Exterior Paint . Hardwood & Laminate Floors . Fencing . . Small or big jobs. Insured.WCB


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Call for a free estimate:

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(604) 299-8131

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936 Additions, renos & new const. Concrete forming & framing specialist. Patrick 604-218-3064 SKYLINE DECKING Renovations, Roofing, New Construction WCB/Insured/Licensed Guaranteed workmanship, reasonable pricing Call for FREE Estimate Luke: 604-729-6871


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


Sports & Imports


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604 628 9044

★ FREE TOWING ★ up to $500 CASH Today!

604-728-1965 John

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

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2004 FORD F350 diesel Lariat, 135 K, set up for 5th wheel, canopy $18,900. 604-943-4342

1993 MAZDA MX6, manual V6, 2.5L, leather, tinted windows, $2000. Fun & fast 778-229-4979 2003 NISSAN Pathfinder Chikoot black, 98K, new parts, loaded, $10,900. 604-375-1077 after 4pm NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? 604-341-7738



2001 TITANIUM 24EX, 1 slide, qu bed, ns, no pets, 4 new shocks/ tires. $18,900. 604-943-4342 2004 JAYCO 10ft Tent Trailer, fully loaded, sleeps 8, good cond. Asking $6500 obo. 604-524-4778

A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324 A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

A Save on Roofing - specialize in ★reroof ★ repair★ Fully Ins. Free est. 10% discount 778-892-1266

A Lady & Gentleman

Home Improvements, Painting, Tile, Carpentry, Plumbing, Elec. Quality, 25yrs exp. 604-512-8915

Scrap Car Removal

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

Save Your Dollars!

✓ RenoRite

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior


Family owned & operated since 1989


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


Visit us online to receive a special discount:


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


Rubbish Removal Seniors discount. 604-807-0198


30 yrs exp.


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

Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915

Scrap Car Removal


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

Tree Services


COPPERWORKS PLUMBING Will do ALL your plumbing needs. Get 25% off. Call 604-219-5555

All Renovations & Additions, Ins. Quality Work





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

Student Works

• Framing • Flooring • Finishing Carpentry • Painting • Drywall • T i l i n g Senior discount All Work Guaranteed

Spring Specials 3 ROOMS 4 ROOMS $ 279 $359

Affordable Rubbish Removal Res & Construction Cleanup John ★ 778-881-5678

Rubbish Removal

Magic Star Painting

Rubbish Removal

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020

Rubbish Removal

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Kashi Cereals assorted varieties

Danone Activia Yogurt

from 2.99

assorted varieties



Meat Department 5.49lb/ 12.10kg


assorted varieties


Cocoa Camino Smoked Barbecue Wild Salmon Tips Fair Trade Organic Chocolate Bars lb/

750g • product of Canada

7.99 17.61kg

assorted varieties


Healthy Way Breads

100g • product of Canada

assorted varieties

2/7.00 Armstrong Cheese

Sun-Rype 100% Fruit Juice

assorted varieties


assorted varieties

from 2/5.00

600g • product of B.C.

1.36L • product of Canada + dep. + eco fee

regular retail price

Italian Parmesan – Grana Padano Oro Del Tempo aged 20 months

Bob’s Red Mill 5 and 10 Grain Cereal

Kettle All Natural Potato Chips

assorted varieties

assorted varieties


from 2.19

220g • product of USA



1.48lb/ 3.26kg


Bulk Department

Choices’ Own Commonwealth Mix prepacked or bins

10% off

Uniquely designed to support cleansing and elimination while enhancing all aspects of metabolism.



Simply Natural Organic Pasta Sauce

Sisu Stress Rescue

10.99 31.99


Ciao Bella Sorbet

Rice Bakery 8" Peach Blackberry Pie with Rice Flour Crust



473ml • product of USA

assorted varieties


A.C. Larocco Pizzas

398ml • product of USA

assorted varieties

from 5.49

250mg 60 caps

Get all the goodness of the research proven greens+ in an Instant Smoothie.

708-739ml • product of USA

Eden Organic Canned Beans

125mg 30 tabs

greens+ instant smoothie a day

assorted varieties

1 L • product of Canada

1 kit

Helps to temporarily promote relaxation. Reduces anxiety and improves the quality of sleep.


assorted varieties


regular retail price

Wild Rose Herbal D-Tox Kit

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

Organic Multigrain Bread

B.C. Grown

Casa Fiesta Refreid Beans



Hot House Red Tomatoes on the Vine

reg 5.69

Chapman’s No Sugar Ice Cream




From Our Bakery 3.49

Certified Organic, Costa Rica Grown

From the Deli save 2.00 off

2lb Bag

Pineapples from Capa Cooperative

Specialty Roasted Chickens

570-600g product of Canada

Sundried Tomato Olive Bread


Whole Organic Chickens


Liberté Plain or Fruit Yogurt

Certified Organic California Grown


Eco Max Liquid Laundry Detergents three varieties


3 L • product of Canada

342-411g • product of USA

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Burnaby Now - April 30, 2011  

Burnaby Now - April 30, 2011

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