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City top spot for refugees Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

Burnaby is back in the top spot for government-assisted refugees to settle, according to latest number from the Immigrant Services Society of B.C. “The big reason was that we found increased affordable housing in Burnaby,” said Chris Friesen, the society’s director of settlement services. “Apparently our staff were able to locate some other housing they weren’t aware of previously. So we were able to (send more refugees) to Burnaby than we thought we would be able to.” Government-assisted refugees are people approved as refugees by the United Nations before they come to Canada, as opposed to those who seek asylum after arriving. They get money and loans from the government and resettlement help from groups like Immigrant Services Society. According to the society’s latest bulletin, Burnaby was the top spot to settle, with 71 new refugees, the TriCities was a close second with 64, and Surrey was third with 58 people. There were 294 government-assisted refugees settling in B.C. between July 1 and Sept. 30. They made up 127 families, and two out of five were under the age of 18. They are from Iraq, Bhutan, Iran, Ethiopia, Sudan and Afghanistan. Burnaby used to be the top settlement spot in the province for government-assisted refugees from 2003 to 2006 but lack of affordable housing has forced settlement workers to place Refugees Page 4

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The face of Base: Former NHLer Cliff Ronning is one of the founders of Base Hockey Labs, a new company making affordable customized hockey sticks and providing high-tech consultation services in Burnaby.

The science of hockey sticks Andrew Fleming staff reporter

Cliff Ronning will likely have an impact in the NHL again this season, although the 45-year-old Burnaby resident, who helped lead the Canucks all the way the Stanley Cup finals back in 1994, won’t be lacing up his skates again to do it. Instead, expect to see customized hockey sticks made at his new local business, Base Hockey Labs, to be appearing in the

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up) but Ronning says the idea is much more about targeting average players who are serious about stepping up their game. “We’ve got guys in the NHL already using it with black sticks, but we’re really focusing on the public, getting a good product in their hands for great value,” said Ronning. “Our model is to treat everybody like a pro and the response so far has been fabulous.” Hockey Page 4




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Residents raise concerns about hotel plan Development near Metrotown would see new hotel and residential tower Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter

A handful of Burnaby residents expressed concerns about a large hotel and residential tower slated for development near Metrotown as part of a public hearing on Sept. 21. The City of Burnaby hosted the hearing about bylaw rezoning for the development at Willingdon Avenue and Kingsway last month. Developers plan to build a mixed-use hotel and apartment tower atop a threestorey retail space in the Metrotown Development Plan area. Four submissions were made by residents of the nearby Dynasty condo tower, at 4505 Hazel St., one from a resident on Bonsor Street and another in North View Court. The building’s height, possible traffic






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issues on Hazel Street, servicing, emer- building is considered appropriate within gency and construction access parking and the regionally designated Town Centre of structural stability were some of the issues Metrotown, where higher-density developbrought forward by the residents. ments are intended to be accommodated,” Bosa Properties Inc. had previously the report stated. applied to put in a 34-storey mixed use highThe slender design of the single tower rise atop a two-storey commercial should minimize the impact of podium on the site in 2008. The PROPOSED the building’s shadow on other plan for the tower included office properties, the report added, 1) 45-storey mixed use and residential space. and may assist in reducing Bosa cancelled those plans and tower at Willingdon noise reverberation. Avenue and Kingsway presented a revised application The city report also said the for a 45-storey mixed-use tower 2) Includes three-sto- building would meet or exceed with hotel and apartment space, rey retail podium B.C. Building Code regulaand a three-storey retail podium. tions. 3) Apartment units City staff with the planning and In response to other conbuilding department responded 4) Non-profit office cerns, the report stated that serspace and a commerin a report presented to council at vicing for the site, such as utilicial fitness facility Monday night’s meeting. ties, would be provided before Regarding the height issue, the occupancy permits are issued. development is in line with zoning for The engineering department will assess the area, which is intended for high-rise whether the development will require commercial and multiple-family residenc- the pedestrian signal at Hazel Street and es, according to the report, and it is not McKay Avenue be upgraded with a new obstructing or interfering with any flight traffic signal, the report said, and added paths. that a proposed residential driveway on “Overall, the scale of the proposed Hazel Street would not interfere with other

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driveways. As part of the rezoning, Pioneer Avenue will be closed to traffic, but this is part of the original Metrotown development plan, the report stated. The staff report attempted to address residents’ concerns and determined that, despite these concerns, the project is supportable. The development application includes a commercial fitness facility, streetfront access for non-profit office space (the non-profit space owned by city hall was part of the developer’s original proposal), improved street access and plans to build the project to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) silver standards. The hotel is intended to support Burnaby’s motion picture, high tech, corporate and tourism industries, according to the city manager’s report presented to council for the Aug. 30 council meeting. The hotel would take up 13 storeys of the tower, with 169 rooms, while residential space would take up 26 storeys, with 202 units total, according to the plan.

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Hockey: New business offers high-tech help for players continued from page 1

While golfers routinely spend big bucks to find just the right set of clubs, many hockey players often get by with what’s on sale at Canadian Tire or simply what feels adequate. Ronning wants to change this. The diminuative forward, who spent 18 seasons in the big leagues before calling it quits in 2006, was known for having hands soft enough to stickhandle in a sandbox, and he will be lending his considerable

expertise to help people find the perfect stick to suit their own skill set. The new Base Hockey Labs, located at 7868 Venture St., offers a hightech facility, featuring a 40-by-30-foot synthetic ice sheet and a camera capable of shooting 2,000 frames a second to help a determine flaws in your shot. Players come to have their moves digitally analyzed in order to find the perfect graphite and kevlar composite stick, which are far less breakable than fibreglass sticks.

“I think the biggest thing is just the idea of coming into a place and try different sticks,” he said. “Also, once you get fitted for a stick, you know your proper flex and proper lie for good.” Up until now, it’s wasn’t too often the average player could get shooting tips from a former NHLer with over 850 career points or get to see themselves shooting in super slow motion video, but beer leaguers and other muckers shouldn’t be intimidated by the NHL pedigree.

“There’s a consultation fee for using the camera and the full analysis, but if people want to just come in and check out sticks and what we’re doing, it doesn’t cost you anything,” said Ronning. He said female hockey players in particular, who often make do using sawed off men’s sticks, can often benefit dramatically from a consultation. “A lot of girls cut their sticks off really short, and that way what happens is there is no flex left,” said

Ronning. “We’ve got a 45 to 65 (degree) flex with a bit smaller shaft shape that really benefits them. If you don’t have enough flex in the stick, it just doesn’t work the way it should.” Ronning said that, because the business is factory direct, they are able to keep prices lower than they would otherwise retail for. “We can offer a highquality product that would sell for maybe $270 and can get it to people for under $149.” The hometown hockey

hero said he is particularly proud to be bringing the new facility to the city he grew up in. “I’m excited that it is in Burnaby where I was born and raised,” he said. “I’ve always felt that Burnaby is a great place for hockey. We’ve got 14 rinks here. I’ve been coaching kids for a long time, and I really felt, as a parent, it started getting really costly with purchasing sticks. I really think if people stop by, they’ll be pretty amazed by what we’re up to.”

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refugees elsewhere, mainly Surrey. The society’s settlement workers snap up low-cost housing by handing over damage deposits before the refugee families are in Canada. “That’s how difficult it’s become in finding affordable housing on income support rates,” Friesen said. If you look at the year so far, Surrey is the overall top settlement spot, taking a quarter of government-assisted refugees. Burnaby is in second with 21 per cent, and the Tri-Cities is third with 17 per cent. The society is also dealing with a post-Olympics bottleneck of new arrivals. As of Sept. 30, 64 people were still living in the society’s Welcome House, a temporary housing facility in Vancouver where refugees typically stay for two weeks before workers find them housing. Friesen said the society had a deal with Citizenship and Immigration Canada to not bring in refugees prior to and during the Olympics. According to Friesen, Citizenship and Immigration Canada employees that normally deal with refugees were reassigned to Olympics duties, like processing work permits and temporary visas, before and during the Games. The other problem was a lack of low-cost housing while landlords were renting their suites for the Games. Instead, refugees were sent to other destinations in Canada. “It was a mutual agreement that (government-assisted refugees) coming into Canada from January to March would be destined to other centres in Canada,” Friesen said. And now that those centres have reached or surpassed their targets for settlement numbers, the society is seeing an influx of refugee arrivals in the Lower Mainland.




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Guide dog dragged along with SkyTrain Dog’s leash caught in SkyTrain doors at Lougheed Town Centre station

A guide dog named Palm is expected to make a full recovery after she had her leash caught in a SkyTrain door at Lougheed Town Centre station on Thursday and was dragged the length of the station platform before being slammed into a metal pole. Horrified witnesses were helpless to intervene as the dog – owned by Iris Thompson, who is blind – was forced to run alongside the departing train when safety sensors failed to prompt the doors to reopen. A second train reportedly went past the injured dog, who by then was cowering at the side of the track beyond the station, before an unknown man jumped down to rescue the animal, which triggered an alarm causing trains to stop running. TransLink spokesman Ken Hardie said the problem was the dog fell onto an area beyond the station that doesn’t automatically trigger the sensor alarm.

“We don’t anticipate anything beyond the end of the platform,” said Hardie on Monday. “There’s a pole at the end of the platform, and, under ordinary circumstances, things don’t go into that pole. There was no reason to have sensors on that part of the platform.” He said the reason the doors failed to open despite the dog’s leash being between them was likely due to its flimsiness. “It might have been the dynamics of the leash being thin and lightweight,” he said. The five-year-old yellow Labrador suffered a punctured lung, a broken nose and cracked ribs in the accident, while Thompson is facing thousands of dollars in vet bills. Hardie wouldn’t say if TransLink would pay for Palm’s treatment, but the transit authority has assigned an insurance adjudicator and is in discussions with the dog’s owner. Hardie added that this is the first incident of its kind in the SkyTrain’s 25 years of operation. – with files from The Vancouver Sun



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just a little more information at hand to Sanity prevailed in Ottawa recently, help them through a day like that. although just barely. Parliamentarians Those who campaign for an end voted 153-151 against scrapping the to violence against women will be national gun registry. thrilled. A handful of Canadians will be But most Canadians will angry. A few more will be hardly notice. They will just upset. Quite a few will be disbe happy to see some real satisfied. Burnaby NOW issues tackled instead. At the other end of the Those who lost their jobs spectrum, police officers who in the economic downturn and are still put their lives on the line every time looking for new ones might take heart they go into a domestic dispute situathat, with the long gun registry mattion will be pleased that they will have


ter set aside, their representatives in Ottawa will have time to consider their problems – maybe find ways to further stimulate employment, or perhaps think about the fact that Employment Insurance benefits are starting to run out. Those whose livelihoods and thoughts about Canada’s future are tied to the north will feel a bit better that MPs will be able to turn their thoughts towards the changing realities of Arctic sovereignty as climate change erodes

ice caps and opens shipping channels. Those who have loved ones in Afghanistan, or who care about the men and women serving there, will take strength from their federal representatives’ renewed opportunities to debate, justify, or rethink Canada’s commitments. Or maybe, with the long gun registry issue at rest, parliamentarians can put some thought to how the courts deal with criminals who use guns – registered or not.

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nificant policy announcements. t seems everyone’s looking The only new thing unveiled was for clues these days that may a plan to erect three totem poles provide at least a hint of what on the legislature’s front lawn to Premier Gordon Campbell has help commemorate this year’s planned for his political future. Winter Games. Yawn. Most of the And the latest batch of tea leaves speech was spent walking down to be pored over and scrutinized memory lane about was his speech last those Olympics. But week to the Union of they were over a halfB.C. Municipalities Keith Baldrey year ago, and it’s time to convention. move on to new endeavours. The speech was a lacklustre, Campbell offered a mea culpa tired address that contained very of sorts when it came to the HST, little content and left the impression that not only has the govern- but only about his government’s ment run out of ideas, it may also dismal job at “selling” the tax. He did provide one of the have run out of gas. It certainly arguments for keeping the HST didn’t seem like a speech by a man with a visionary agenda that that I suspect will be a key message from any sales pitch the govhe wants to see implemented. Given Campbell’s deep-rooted ernment intends to make in the problems, one might have expect- months leading up to the referendum: Low-income earners get ed something more sizzling and a $230 HST credit, which would more substantial than what was disappear if the tax is repealed. delivered. We keep waiting for Campbell also provided a signs that the B.C. Liberals have long list of future transit and any kind of recovery plan, but none was offered in the premier’s transportation projects, including extending SkyTrain into speech. Langley. It sounded impressive, It should be understood that except for one thing: These were the annual speech a B.C. premier all announced several years gives to the UBCM is considered ago, when then-Transportation a major political event and a Minister Kevin Falcon and political opportunity as well. A huge crowd consisting of mayors, Campbell unveiled a multi-year, multibillion-dollar transportation councillors, MLAs, city managers plan. and, of course, the media is perDespite the rather lame haps the most politically attuned speech, the convention delegates audience one can ever find. were polite in their response to And Campbell has used his Campbell and offered several UBCM speeches in the past to rounds of applause. I got the deliver significant talks. But this Campbell Page 7 year’s speech was bereft of sig-


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Re: Traffic survey irks residents, Burnaby NOW, Sept. 25. I agree with Mr. Hnatuik that the city may be significantly underestimating the problem of traffic in Burnaby Heights and Capitol Hill. On Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., I stood at the five-way intersection of Gamma, Cambridge, Bessborough and Empire Drive. It’s the unavoidable intersection for shortcutting traffic taking the “northern route.” I stood there until I had counted 100 vehicles crossing the intersection. It took exactly six minutes. Twentythree cars did not stop at the stop sign. Only one out of a hundred drivers made eye contact with me and waved me across the intersection. This intersection desperately needs something

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conspicuously absent from the city’s traffic proposals in the brochure they mailed to residents or at their open house this week: a large “roundabout” traffic circle to slow cars down and allow pedestrians to cross safely. On Thursday at 5:20 p.m. I walked on Empire Drive from Delta Avenue to the Capitol Hill Community Hall at Capitol Drive and back with my 10-year-old daughter. In the 20-minute round trip, we counted 119 eastbound vehicles and 17 westbound vehicles. In the 5300 block, most of these cars appeared to be exceeding the 30 km/h speed limit. By the estimates in the city’s brochure, Empire Drive sees 140 eastbound cars in one peak hour of a weekday afternoon; that’s 2.3 cars per minute. By my count, Empire got 5.95 eastbound cars per minute, and its intersection at Gamma got 16.6 cars per minute. Heights Page 7






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Moreover, even though these “collector” roads are on a bus route, near parks and schools, and identified by the city as persistent speeding problem spots, Empire and Gamma both lack something else missing from the city’s proposals: sidewalks. In April 2006, a resident of the 5300 block of Empire expressed his concerns to the city’s traffic safety committee. One side of his block has parked cars and steep retaining walls and the other side is bounded by tall bushes, forcing pedestrians to walk in the middle of the narrow, curvy road, next to the speeding cars. The city told him he could have a sidewalk – if he could convince the majority of his neighbours to pay $27.89 per lineal metre of sidewalk, added to each of their property tax bills for the next 15 years. This is the city’s “Local Area Service Program” (LASP). The city’s brochure and posters do not explain how much this program costs the residents. Nor do they explain how blocks like 4900 to 5100 Empire Way, which have no houses facing the street, will ever obtain sidewalks. Needless to say, there is still no sidewalk in the 5300 block. The city will pave streets using our regular taxes but will not install sidewalks (or speed bumps) unless residents on that block pay extra. For a city that wants to be “greener” and more walkable, this is preposterous. By its actions, the city is saying that cars are worthier than pedestrian safety and liveability. This is not new. In 1926, the residents of North Burnaby voted to secede from Burnaby, in frustration because the rest of Burnaby would not pay for improvements in North Burnaby, including sidewalks. Eighty-four years later, we’re still in the

same fight, and Capitol Hill is still waiting for sidewalks. If you live, work, or have children who attend school in Burnaby Heights or Capitol Hill, and you want the city to hear your voice about our traffic problems, please complete their questionnaire and add your own comments at www.burna by Oct. 15.

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I am shocked and disappointed at the method of construction of Willingdon over Still Creek. Chemically treated piles were driven into the creek on the north and south sides and a cribbing installed, narrowing the creek to about 10 feet wide. I participated in the Brunette Basin drainage committee about 15 years ago. Policy was established that both our city and provincial governments agreed with. Through the Ministry of Environment of the day, regulations were approved by the stakeholders and interested groups. Protection of stream banks would be protected with cooperation from the Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans. The act would apply to the Fish Protection Act in Urban Areas, which would forbid any form of development including the building of trails and pathways or the destroying of natural vegetation within the 15- to 30-metre-wide protection strip along urban rivers streams, brooks and ditches. After enquiring with our local city authorities, they all seem to shake their heads: It is out of their jurisdiction, and they say it is all Gateway’s project. My final question was: Who is in charge of Gateway that I could speak to? Tony Fabian, Burnaby

Campbell: Is he on the way out? impression that many in attendance were all wondering the same thing: Was this his last speech at this annual gathering? But people were still looking for something, anything that showed the B.C. Liberal government was still interested in connecting with the electorate. One of the most obvious new policy shifts was raised at the convention – increasing the minimum wage. B.C. currently has the lowest minimum wage in the country. To expect people to live on $8 an hour is ridiculous, yet many people – particularly

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young people new to the workforce – find themselves stuck at that income level for years. The restaurant and service industry is the biggest lobby against raising the minimum wage, but given its campaign against the government over the HST, one has to wonder whether the government owes it any kind of favours these days. Of course, the fact Campbell did not use the speech to offer anything new such as raising the minimum wage may provide a clue to another political truism: departing leaders always leave behind some goodies for

the successor to announce and take credit for. So, if the premier really does plan to leave the scene before the next election, don’t expect many new things coming from him until his political future is clarified. But if he’s still premier come next year’s UBCM convention, he had better make sure there is more meat on the bone during his speech. If not, the polite applause that greeted him this year may be replaced by a decidedly louder – and nastier – response next year. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C.

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Canine control: The cost to license dogs in Burnaby is set to rise, with a $10 increase looming on Jan. 1. The City of Burnaby says the increase will help bring its costs in line with other municipalities. (And, by the way, these two pooches are among the pets awaiting adoption at the animal shelter in New Westminster.)

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It’ll cost a lot more to get Fido’s licence this spring. Burnaby council approved amendments to the annual dog licensing fees at Monday night’s council meeting. Dog licences have been set at $15 for spayed or neutered dogs and $40 for pets that have not been fixed, since March 2000. Fees will go up $10 for licences purchased between Jan. 1, 2011 and March 1, 2011 – $25 for neutered or spayed dogs, and $50 for animals that have not been fixed – and will go up another $10 each after March 1. The cost adjustment brings Burnaby in line with other municipalities, said Craig Collis, Burnaby’s chief licence inspector, as it has not changed in the past 10 years. “Given the fact that there hasn’t been an increase in 10 years, we’re doing catch-up,” Collis said. Burnaby is still charging slight-

ly less than other municipalities for licences for animals that have not been spayed or neutered, he added. The city will be looking at increasing fees incrementally on an annual basis from now on, Collis said. The fees provide support to animal control, specifically services provided by the B.C. SPCA, he said. Services include operating the city’s animal shelter, enforcing bylaws, investigating animal attacks, caring for injured animals and removing dead animals from city streets, as well as selling dog licences on behalf of the city. The increases would bring in approximately $46,000 more, to be put towards the 2011 annual budget, according to a report from the finance department. Even with the increase, the fees only cover about a quarter of the city’s animal control costs, Collis added. It is about balancing the budget, Mayor Derek Corrigan said in an interview before the meeting.

“We don’t want to be subsidizing (these services),” he said. “We have to balance what it’s costing.” He pointed out that the animal control workload has increased over the past 10 years. “These are not profit centres,” Corrigan said, adding the increased fees would help cover the additional work that goes on. The B.C. SPCA had its contract with the city renewed in June for three more years. The contract, which runs until December 2012, pays the B.C. SPCA $494,320 annually for services as the city’s shelter operator. This is a seven per cent increase over last year, due to a Consumer Price Index increase and a new management fee, according to a report from the finance department, which was presented to council in June. The shelter is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.

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lowing the major oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico earlier this year. staff reporter “In the past, we had a lot of opposition While municipal leaders voted on to such a ban,” Dhaliwal said. “This time, more than 150 resolutions at this year’s they supported it quite easily.” The resolution is non-binding, UBCM annual general meeting, but the UBCM hopes the provinit was the ban on offshore drillcial government will take it into ing that stood out for Coun. Sav consideration. Dhaliwal. Coun. Anne Kang also attendThe Union of British Columbia ed the UBCM meeting, but Mayor Municipalities members voted for Derek Corrigan was out of the a ban on offshore drilling in B.C. country at the time. and also opposed the Northern Burnaby did put forward a Gateway pipeline proposed by resolution, Dhaliwal said, regardEnbridge Inc., he said. ing the Canada-European Union “This is something they Comprehensive Economic and don’t want to proceed,” said Sav Dhaliwal Trade Agreement. The city asked Dhaliwal, who is president of the councillor that sub-national organizations – UBCM’s Lower Mainland Local such as municipal governments, hospitals, Government Association. In particular, the majority of municipal school boards and universities – be exempt UBCM Page 10 politicians opposed offshore drilling, fol-

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UBCM: Debate over four-year terms proves contentious for B.C. cities continued from page 9

from trade agreements struck with the provincial government. Logan Lake had also put forward a similar resolution, which was carried before Burnaby’s was read, he added. The motion asks that the provincial government provide a clear, permanent exemption for subnational organizations. Another resolution received a lot more attention and resulted in serious debate at the AGM. Municipal government representatives opposed the resolution to extend local government terms to four years from three. The vote – 284 in favour of four-year terms and 354 against – overturned a resolution made three years ago to opt for four-year terms. The vote went through Thursday after a vote the previous day, with nearly the same results, was thrown out based on procedural rules. The results go against recent recommended by the provincial government’s Elections Task Force. Last Thursday, Ben Stewart, the minister of community and rural development, said the province needed clear support from the UBCM in order to act on recently introduced municipal election reform legis-

lation, including a plan to move the date of elections from November to October. Last Wednesday, the politicians voted to recommend to the province that local government elections be moved to the third Saturday of October. Back in July, when the Elections Task Force’s recommendations on election reform came through, Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan said it wasn’t the end of discussions about the recommendations. “There’s going to be some interesting discussions remaining on what they should implement,” he said. Some member municipalities of the UBCM did not want the three-year term for councillors extended to four years, because in smaller communities it is basically a volunteer position, Corrigan said. The City of Burnaby did support the term extension. “There are a lot of advantages to a four-year term,” Corrigan said, noting campaign expenses, as well as the cost of elections, can add up. In addition to Stewart, B.C. NDP leader Carole James and Premier Gordon Campbell spoke at the meeting. Campbell didn’t say anything new, Dhaliwal

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Actor in the film festival spotlight Julie MacLellan staff reporter

Michael Eklund hears voices in his head, and they’re all clamouring for his attention. He shares this information with a thoughtful frown, but the dancing blue eyes betray that this isn’t really a problem. In fact, he kind of likes it that way: The competing demands of the three characters he’s currently working on are what keeps his life interesting. The local actor is up on the big screen at the Vancouver International Film Festival, starring in the short film Exposed and appearing in the feature film Guido Superstar: The Rise of Guido. But, in typical working actor fashion, he’s not stopping to rest – he arrives for an interview at Starbucks carrying a script he’s studying for a film that’s just about to start shooting, and he’s on his way to an audition later in the afternoon. “Things are rolling along,” he says cheerfully. You don’t have to talk long with Eklund to learn that he’s as content as they come. He’s living the “life of a gypsy” much of the time – what with filming of Pressed starting in the Okanagan this week, another film coming up in Regina in November, yet another in Germany in January and February. But it’s what he’s wanted ever since he was a kid growing up in Saskatoon – a self-described “Prairie boy with a dream” who chased that dream to the West Coast 11 years ago and has been working steadily ever since in both TV and film. “It’s what I signed up for,” he says, and he’s quick to say it’s been more than he could have imagined. “It’s so far beyond what I ever expected.” He points out he gets to travel to interesting places – he did a film in France last year and England the year before that – and meet a host of like-minded people. “You get so close when you’re working on a project,” he says. “There’s all these relationships that you build.” It’s those relationships that led him into both his film festival projects. Guido Superstar is produced by John Cassini, with whom Eklund worked on the TV series Intelligence. Likewise with Exposed – writer-director Mark Sawers worked with Eklund on the TV series Alice, I Think, and producer Emily Alden is a longtime friend. The short film co-stars Gabrielle Rose, whom Eklund has also known for years. Exposed tells the story of two strangers – a young male photographer and an older woman – trapped in an elevator together. “It’s really a film about the connection that two people can have when they’re forced – key word, forced – to spend time together,” he says, and the blue eyes light with mischief. “Interesting things happen.” Eklund has yet to see the finished film, incidentally. He won’t see it until it screens at the film festival on Oct. 12. “I like waiting to see things finished, with all the bells and whistles,” he says. “I like having the experience of sitting in a theatre with an audience and seeing it on screen. That’s the payoff for me.” Talking about his work, Eklund has a tone of wonderment, as if still in awe of the fact that he’s doing this for a living. “I’m very grateful for being one of the people that gets to do what they want to

do,” he says with a smile. Though he says it’s tough to pick highlights from his career – “I have fun on every job because I love what I do” – he admits there are a few “gems” that stand out. One was Robert Cuffley’s feature film Walk All Over Me. Another was William Phillips’ Gunless, in which Eklund worked with Canadian stars Paul Gross and Callum Keith Rennie – both of whom he regards as mentors and role models. Another highlight for Eklund was The Divide, which just wrapped up filming in Winnipeg. And there’s the new TV series Shattered, again starring Rennie, which has just started airing. Though Eklund’s resumé has been diverse, he’s always been drawn to character work rather than “leading man” roles. It wasn’t entirely a conscious choice – “The parts found me,” he says with a laugh – but he finds the character parts more fulfilling to play. “You’re not just playing the same things over and over,” he says. “You have to change it up. That’s what makes you grow.” He admits that his characters tend to take over his life. He apologizes, in fact, for looking a little “rough” at the moment – he’s sporting a messy part-mohawk and facial scruff, in the cause of exploring looks for his next character. And it’s not just characters’ looks he takes on. Inevitably, he says, some of a character’s personality traits will end up becoming a permanent part of himself. “I have a hard time leaving the character after I’m finished,” he confesses. “Those elements kind of develop into Michael and who he is.”

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On screen:

Local actor Michael Eklund (left) will be seen on screen twice at the Vancouver International Film Festival. Above, Eklund and Gabrielle Rose in Exposed. Photo contributed/ burnaby now

He laughs and adds, “Ask my wife about that.” Fortunately for Eklund, he has a wife who understands. His wife, Megan Bennett, was herself an actor before turning her attention to writing – she’s now working on novels and on a TV documentary series. As far as Eklund is concerned, having both of them working in the field has been a blessing. “We think it’s great. It’s definitely been an interesting lifestyle,” he says. The two have been together 14 years, and art has always been something that’s drawn them together. Outside of their other projects, both are also visual artists – Eklund paints when he’s not acting, working on commissions in a studio on Broadway.

Which means, yes, spare time is in short supply. But he doesn’t consider that a hardship. “When you’re doing what you like, your job life is your life,” he says. And, of course, he’ll always make time to go see films. Eklund is charged about this year’s film festival, which is underway now and runs to Oct. 15. “Vancouver film fest this year is so exciting because there’s so many local productions,” he says. “It’s not easy to make films in Canada, so when it happens and it’s done, it’s a beautiful thing.” And FYI, his must-sees this year include A Night for Dying Tigers, Repeaters and Amazon Falls. See for festival details.

A12 • Wednesday, October 6, 2010 • Burnaby NOW

Burnaby stunt double on screen at film fest LIVELY CITY

Julie MacLellan


ovie buffs taking in the Vancouver International Film Festival this week won’t even know they’ve seen him, but they’ll be seeing the work of a Burnaby resident on screen this week. Burnaby’s Uki Certic is the lead stunt double on Guido Superstar: The Rise of Guido. The film, in finest screwball comedy tradition, tells the over-the-top tale of Guido (played by writer-director Silvio Pollio), an illegal immigrant from Sicily who has just lost his job as a disco ballet dancer. He gets a chance to stay in Canada by agreeing to go undercover as a Sicilian mobster. It’s a plot that makes plenty of room for Uki – who’s described by the director as an “extraor-

dinary stuntman on the rise.” He doubled Pollio – doing all of his stunts, wire work, falls, driving and motorcycle work. Uki is 28, originally from Belgrade, Serbia. He’s now living in Burnaby, where he went to Burnaby Central Secondary School and studied digital 3-D animation at BCIT. He started working as a background performer on sets and doing motorcycle stunt work for fun off set. He was quickly lured in by the appeal of stunt riding, and started doing stunt shows at major events – monster truck derbys, Mission Raceway events and more. He’s been riding for 12 years and doing stunt work for four years now. Last year, Uki worked on the feature film version of The A-Team. Along with his film industry work, he does more than 20 shows a year in B.C. with his team, Westcoast Freestyle. Check out his stunt talents – and all the other

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Another one for the art lovers: Don’t miss the opening of a new exhibition at the Burnaby Arts Council’s Deer Lake Gallery this weekend. The Diaconu Family Art Show is on at the gallery from Oct. 8 to 31. The show features the work of well-known local artist Gabriela Diaconu, who won the People’s Choice Award at the arts council’s Celebration Of Spring show at Deer Lake Gallery in 2009. She has a master’s degree in fine arts from

the Academy of Fine Arts from Bucharest, Romania. Check out her work at Her husband, Dan, works as an architect and associate for Chandler and Associates, an architectural company in Vancouver. He is interested in painting, drawing and photography. Their children, George and Adina, have been studying at UBC. “The family works in all media, with each contributing their own personality and creativity to the wonderful world of fine art,” a note about the show says. The opening reception is set for Saturday, Oct. 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, call the gallery at 604-298-7322.

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Uki Certic of Burnaby is the lead stunt double in Guido Superstar: The Rise of Guido, screening at the Vancouver International Film Festival this week.

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Don’t underestimate the value of sleep HEALTHWISE

Dr. Davidicus Wong


y daughter still wakes up early and chipper each morning, while her teenaged brothers could sleep till noon if we let them. Our needs for sleep change over a lifetime. Most babysitting grandparents would agree: It’s as if we are born with a rechargeable battery, but as we age it doesn’t quite fully charge overnight. The 60-year-old engine can’t match the high revs of the three-year-old model. Sleep tends to be lighter and less restorative for older adults. They are the biggest consumers of sedatives or sleeping pills. They are also more vulnerable to the side effects of these medications, including decreased mental alertness, making them more prone to errors, falls and other accidents. Though most teens need between eight-anda-half and 10 hours of sleep, many get much less. Bedtime can be delayed with late-night Skyping, Facebooking, texting and studying. During the school week, they accumulate a sleep debt and on weekends they pay back, sleeping into the afternoon. This is during a time of rapid growth, brain development and maturation. They need their sleep more than ever. Most adults recognize the value of enough sleep. Our bodies need the physical rest to regenerate and

repair, while our brains process the emotions and experiences of the day. Yet we can neglect the need for rest during the daytime as well. In his book, The Twenty Minute Break, Ernest Rossi talks about the ultradian rhythms of our minds and bodies. These are analogous to the cycles of brain activity during sleep, including dream time. Dr. Rossi postulates that during our waking hours, we go through similar cycles every oneand-a-half hours or so. That’s why meetings and lectures shouldn’t go over 90 minutes, and that’s why we shouldn’t work right through our recesses, coffee breaks or lunch hours. Our bodies and brains tell us when we need a break. We might feel fidgety, restless or irritable. We may yawn and lose eye contact. We tend to daydream and lose focus. If we ignore these signals and struggle to stay on task, we don’t allow the body to recharge itself. By the end of the day, we may feel exhausted and stressed. Some people cope with these feelings with addictive substances, most commonly caffeine, nicotine and alcohol. But all we really need to do is to listen to our bodies and minds and pace our activities throughout the day. When you start to lose focus or feel restless in the mid-morning or afternoon, change your activity for 10 to 20 minutes. You don’t have to nap. You can go for a walk, listen to the music you love, or switch to a different activity. If you’re a musician, you might like to play a few songs. You could find a quiet place and meditate. I sometimes use my

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As the weather gets colder, local Rotarians are pleading for donations of coats to help local kids stay warm this winter. The Rotary Club of Burnaby Metrotown is leading the Coats for Kids campaign, with help from several other local organizations. The campaign runs until

Dec. 31. The Cameron, McGill and Tommy Douglas library branches are accepting donations until Oct. 31. The South Burnaby Neighbourhood House (at 4845 Imperial St.) and Top Quality Heating & Cooling (at 6346 Kingsway) are also accepting donations. Organizers are looking for cash and new or gently used weatherproof, hooded coats. The coats go on a truck, which functions like a

mobile dressing room that visits Burnaby schools and community centres. Kids can climb aboard the truck, try on coats and pick out one that they like for winter. Last year, the efforts helped get more than 1,300 coats to kids in need. This year, organizers are expecting the demand to be even greater. For more information, e-mail rotarycoatsforkids@gmail. com.

With everything going on in this busy city of ours, how can you choose what to do? We’ve introduced a new feature – our staff’s Top 5 (Or More) Things To Do This Weekend. Watch for it in our Wednesday editions. And, for this coming weekend, here’s our offering: 1. Get into plastic models at the 40th annual International Plastic Modellers Society show and swap meet, Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Saturday, Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $3 for anyone 17 or older, free for anyone 16 and under. For information, call Peter Hickey 604-988-3253, email ipmsvancouverinfo@ or see www. 2. Get entertained at the Grand Villa Casino, 4331 Dominion St. Burnaby’s showcase casino has more than just gambling, as it

has a Sunday and Monday Terry Fox Ravens. The Knights are led by QB buffet designed for the Mikey Carney, running football fanatic in you. Eat to your heart’s content and back Kyle Madden and receiver Ross Hilliam, watch all the NFL action while the Ravens have QB on the large-screen televiCam Canales and running sions at the casino and backs Jacob entertainment Patko, Jared complex. For Soll and Matteo more info, go to Nardone leadwww.grandvil ing the way. 5. Get groov3. Get shoping to live ping at the music at the Swedish Admiral Pub Canadian and Grill in Manor flea marNorth Burnaby, ket, 9 a.m. to 2 4125 Hastings p.m., Sat. Oct. St. (at Gilmore). 9, in the audi(or more) Scheduled torium at 1812 Things to do on Oct. 9 is Duthie Ave. Toys, wool, this weekend Topcity. Info: www.oldadmi plants, CDs, records, linens, household E-mail your Top 5 ideas items and more are on to calendar@burnabynow. sale. com or send them to alau@ 4. Get into high school football at Burnaby Lake You can West at 1:30 p.m. on Sat. also check out our full arts Oct. 9 when the hometown and events calendar listings St. Thomas More Knights on our website’s homepage host the number-2-ranked at


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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7 South Burnaby United Church thrift shop sale, Corner of Rumble and Gray. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Clothing, housewares, books, toys and more. Donations welcome. Edmonds Centre Health Watch, 10 to 11:45 a.m., drop-in blood pressure, height and weight monitoring, health info and consultation, massage and socializing.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15 A Cultural Heritage of Bengal, celebrating Durga Puja, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Vedic Hindu Temple at 3885 Albert St.

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An Evening with Linda DeMeulemeester, author, 7 p.m. McGill branch, Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St.

SFU Philosophers’ Café, Eat, Love, Pray: Does reaching spiritual and personal awareness assist you in finding true love? La Fontana Caffe, 101 - 3701 E. Hastings St., 7 p.m. Admission $5, everyone welcome, registration not required.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9 40th annual International Plastic Modellers Society show and swap meet, Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $3 for anyone 17 or older, free for anyone 16 and under. Info: Peter Hickey 604-988-3253, e-mail: or Mini-bus trip to Fall Fest and Marketplace in Langley, Edmonds Community Centre for 55+, 10:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. $14.77 for members, $18.76 for non-members. Barcode: 227967 Flea market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Swedish Canadian Manor auditorium, 1812 Duthie Ave. Toys, wool, plants, CDs, records, linens, household items and more.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 B.C. Genealogical Society, meets at Edmonds Community Centre, Kingsway at Edmonds, 7:30 p.m. Visitors and new members of any age welcome. Introductory courses offered. Call 604-431-6149 or see for information. Burnaby/New Westminster Newcomers and Friends Club, welcomes women new to the area, as well as longtime residents. For info on time and location, call Lenore at 604-294-6913.

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Burnaby Horsemen’s Association, offers a junior stable management program for kids age seven to 10. Introductory course to be held at Burnaby Equestrian Centre at 9080 Avalon Ave. covers topics such as safety, anatomy, feeding and grooming. Program runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Info: 604-421-6681, www.burnabyhorsemens or Rhonda Ennis at rraine24@hotmail. com or 604-836-7657. A Cultural Heritage of Bengal, celebrating Durga Puja, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Vedic Hindu Temple at 3885 Albert St.

ONGOING Volunteer pianist needed, for Edmonds Community Centre for 55+ seniors choir, The Mellowdares, music from the ‘50s to the present, Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Info: Sheila 604-520-5400. Arthritis support group, second Wednesdays, 1:45 to 3 p.m., nominal drop-in fee, Confederation Centre, 4585 Albert St., 604-294-1936. Snooker, at Edmonds Community Centre, with four well-groomed tables and lots of playing time at 7282 Kingsway, for ladies and gents. Seniors’ membership required. Info: Tom, 604-4302763. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), meets Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Lochdale School, 6990 Aubrey St. Info: Phyllis, 604-420-6184. The Burnaby South Stroke Club, meets every second and fourth Friday of the month at Edmonds Community Centre, at 7282 Kingsway, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The club offers speech therapy, exercise sessions, caregiver support and social activities for stroke survivors. Call 604-525-1671 for more info. International Folk Dancing classes, at Confederation Centre for 55+, Fridays from Oct. 15 to Nov. 26, 11:15 a.m. to noon, Instructor: Linda Dawson. $16.05 for six ses-


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24 Clan carries on

24 Football losses

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No whistling Dixie for SFU’s Clan Mental mistakes cost SFU game, Clan coach says

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Ephard, who rumbled down the left sideline for a 57-yard gain. With a short field, Schwartz needed only two plays to convert, throwing a 21-yard touchdown strike to Mathis Baumbach

The St. Thomas More Knights improved to 31 for the season after an impressive 42-0 road win over the Rutland VooDoos on Friday afternoon. The Knights were led by running back and linebacker Kyle Madden, who had an all-world game on both sides of the ball. Madden had three touchdowns offensively and wreaked as much havoc on the defensive side of the ball. Madden had 10 tackles, two of them for sacks, two fumble recoveries and an interception to help lead the Knights to a 28-0 halftime lead that they would only build on in the second half. Sebastien Adulgalski, Elliot Nelson and Justin Siglos scored the other touchdowns for the Knights. Siglos rushed for 85 yards on the day while quarterback Mike Carney passed for 174 yards, including a touchdown pass to Madden. Carlson Lacson also played well alongside Madden, with two sacks and a fumble recovery. “Turnovers were key today for us,” Knights

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The sun was out, the homecoming crowd was well fed and excited and all that was needed was the Simon Fraser Clan football team to register their first win in the NCAA. But the Dixie State College Red Storm from Utah were the team celebrating their first win of the season after a 28-21 decision on Saturday afternoon. “We keep beating ourselves,” said SFU head coach Dave Johnson. “This was the first week where during preparation we may have set too many expectations, and it came back to bite us, and we made a number of mental mistakes that cost us the game. “Defensively, I thought we squeezed them, … but offensively, we just got off track.” Those mental mistakes included two interceptions, two fumbles, a failed fourth-down conversion and a measly two-for-13 conversion rate on third downs. The two most critical errors occurred in the first half. With the Clan trailing 7-0, the Clan were driv-

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Break on through: Gabe Ephard had 107 yards on the ground and a 57-yard kickoff return that set up a

Clan touchdown Saturday at Fox Field. The Clan lost 28-21 to the Dixie State College Red Storm in SFU’s homecoming game.

ing and deep into the Red Storm’s red zone when Clan quarterback Ryan Schwartz was picked off by Wes Hulse. After the Clan tied the score on Schwartz’s sixyard scamper, the Red Storm were unable to move the ball and had to

punt. The Clan’s Tyler Wilkinson muffed the ball on his own five-yard line, setting up the Red Storm for the go-ahead touchdown, an 18-yard touchdown pass from Cody Stevenson to Alex Nelson to give the Utah visitors a

14-7 halftime lead. The Clan came out with some razzle dazzle on the second half kickoff, as freshman Tore Corrado fielded the kick, took the defence with him to the right side of the field and then lateralled it to star running back Gabe

Olympic, world curling champions meet in Royal City Alfie Lau reporter

It’s not often a world champion comes to the Royal City and is overshadowed. But that’s the case from Oct. 7 to 11 at the Royal City Curling Club, when current world champion Kevin Koe is joined by the current Olympic champion Kevin Martin. Martin is also a former world champion, a four-time Canadian champion and a four-time winner of the Westcoast Classic. Koe was also a Westcoast Classic champion in 2007 but lost the final to Martin in 2002. The two Edmonton rinks are the showcase teams at the 32-rink cashspiel, but they will be up against a murderer’s row of tough competition. Last year’s defending champion, Bob Ursel, is back to defend his crown, while another notable team is 2006 Olympic gold medallist Brad Gushue of Newfoundland, who has teamed up with six-time Canadian champion and four-time world champion

Randy Ferbey of Edmonton. Perhaps the most intriguing team is Jason Gunnlaugson, the hard-throwing Winnipeg curler who announced in April a deal to curl for Russia. Gunnlaugson, along with third Justin Richter and lead Tyler Forrest, will take two Russians as teammates and try to qualify as the Russian representative at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Another former champion, Jeff Stoughton, who won in 2003, will also be in the Royal City. The local contingent will be ably represented by a trio of former world champions. Greg McAulay, who won the 2000 world title while based at Royal City, will play as well, with two of his teammates from that squad, Bryan Miki and Brent Pierce, skipping their own teams. Tyler Klitch is the third for the Miki team, and he’s looking forward to the weekend. “Playing with Bryan is great because he offers a lot of insight and he comes up with

a lot of different shot,” said Klitch. “It’s a huge weekend for us because we’re trying to reach our goals, such as representing B.C. at the Brier.” Klitch said playing the big boys like Martin and Koe isn’t intimidating, but there’s no margin for error. “With the top-10 teams, you can’t even miss one shot because they’ll take advantage and make you pay,” said the 33-yearold, who’s been curling for 24 years. “We step up our game to play teams like that.” Other Royal City skips participating are 2009 provincial champion and 2010 runner-up Sean Geall, Andrew Bilesky, Bryan Kedziora, Ken McArdle and Steven Kopf. Kopf and lead Mark Bradshaw are SFU students, and they’re looking forward to playing close to home. “This is our favourite cashspiel of the year,” said Kopf. “We start by playing the defending champion (Ursel), and our goal is to get to the final eight (on Monday).” Bradshaw said the event is a chance to measure how much their team has grown and how they compare to world champi-

ons like Koe and Martin. “There aren’t many sports where after your game, you can ask guys like Martin for advice and they’re willing to help you,” said Bradshaw. “The organizers always do a great job, and it’s definitely one of my favourite events of the year,” said Klitch. “The way the organizers put this on, everything’s first-class.” For the second year in a row, the prize purse will be $80,000 with the winner getting $20,000 and the runner-up $12,500. The cashspiel kicks off with a skins game between Koe and Ursel on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. There are five draws Friday and Saturday and four on Sunday. The quarter-finals go Thanksgiving Monday at 8 a.m., with the semifinals at noon and the final at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 for a day pass and $30 for a weekend pass. For more info, go to

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to tie the game at 14-14. After trading possessions, the Red Storm put together an eight-play, 81yard drive, with Jesse Ence hitting the end zone on an 11-yard run up the middle to give Dixie State a 21-14 lead. The Clan took over deep in their own half and paid the price when Dixie State corner Danny Hawkins picked off backup Clan quarterback Quinton Agosta to open the fourth quarter. Two plays later, Stevenson connected on his third touchdown of the afternoon, an eight-yard strike to Zach Fox to lead 28-14. Simon Fraser moved to a no-huddle offence with 5:22 left in the game, and Bo Palmer capped an 11play 87-yard drive with a five-yard touchdown run for the final score of the

game. The Clan was unable to stop the Red Storm after deciding to kick deep, and the Utah visitors ran the clock out. Dixie State players had good reason to celebrate, as they haven’t won on the road since Nov. 8, 2008. The Red Storm defence allowed only 248 total yards and caused five turnovers in the victory. For the Clan, Ephard ended the game with 21 carries for 107 yards, while Schwartz finished 10-for-21 for 100 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Linebacker Andrew Marshall totalled a game high of 11 tackles, with three for a loss and one interception. Former New Westminster Hyack Casey Chin also had a strong first half, registering three solo tackles and a sack before having to leave with an ankle injury.

Chin, on crutches for the second half, said he was getting X-rays of his ankle this week and he hopes that it’s only a sprain and he won’t miss his first Shrum Bowl, this Friday at UBC against the Thunderbirds. “I think it’s a compliment to Casey that we really missed him when he was out,” said Johnson. “He’s a freshman playing linebacker and making plays for us, and we miss him when he’s not there.” The Clan, now 0-5 for the year, will have a short week of preparation for Friday night’s Shrum Bowl, which will be played under Canadian threedown rules. “I’m almost glad our next game is coming so fast,” said Johnson. “This was a frustrating loss and now we get a chance to get over that with the Shrum Bowl.”

Knights: Bad week for other local teams continued from page 23

head coach Bernie Kully told The Province. “We were able to create six or seven turnovers on defence and we were then able capitalize on the offensive side of the football.” In other Burnaby high school football

action, Moscrop lost 28-14 to Howe Sound in Tier 2 action while Notre Dame, with a large contingent of North Burnaby players on its roster, lost 18-7 to the Mount Douglas Rams on Friday afternoon at Burnaby Lake West. Follow Alfie on Twitter at AlfieLau


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1032 QUEENS Avenue. Avail Nov 1st. Immaculate - 2 bdrm- top floor, f/p, d/w, w/d, balcony, no pets- n/s, references req’d. $800/mth ( private owner.) 604-530-2186 to view 2 BDRM+DEN, 2 bath, grnd flr, 5 appl, 1100 sf, f/p, lrg deck, 2 u/g prkg, alarm, pool/fit, pets ok, $1600/mo. 604-931-3377 BBY, N. 1 BR bsmt $875 incl, sh’d ldry, priv ent /prkg/view deck, net, nr transit. ns/np. 604-298-8182




SALISBURY APARTMENT 7111 Salisbury Ave Bby Highgate 1 BR rent incl heat & hot water. NS/NP. Call 604-526-5584 SALISBURY PLACE 7272 Salisbury Ave Bby Highgate 1 BR incl heat & hot water. N/S & N/P. $877/mo. 604-524-4720

BBY. 2 BR, 20th floor. 2 full baths, 6 applis, 2 balc, u/grd prkg, gym & pool. Near Lough Mall & Skytrain. $1600/mo. Oct 15. 604-420-9228

545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

BBY, Brentwood. Big 1 BR. $777 incl ht & h/w. Adult-oriented bldg. N/s, N/p. Call 604-841-6984


401 Westview St, Coq


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

RENTALS 604-522-9139 604-931-3273 6508


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


Surrey Gardens Apartments for your new one bedroom home Owner Managed Sorry, No Pets

Call for details! 604-589-7040

Houses - Sale


Any Price, Any Condition Any Location. No Fees! No Risk ! (604) 435-5555 OR (604) 786-4663

* WE BUY HOUSES * Older House! Damaged House! Pretty House! Divorcing! Moving! Mortgage too high! Too much debt! Quick Cash! Convenient! Private! ( 604 ) 626-9647


COQ: 1980 Cape Horne, VIEW! 3 BR DUPLEX, dbl garage. National Home Warranty. $499,900. Sale By Builder. 604-522-3100 or 604-941-2444


North Vancouver

PRIME LOCATION - $930,000 Approx 13,200 sq ft, level lot, in Princess Park area, great potential for re-development. Build a mansion. Close to school, shopping, recreation. 15 mins to downtown & skiing. Mins to both bridges. 3 storey 4 BR house with basement suite. Ideal to renovate. Act fast. No agents 604-612-0227


Lots & Acreage

Real Estate





RESIDENTIAL BUILDING LOT, New Westminster. $75,000 in services paid! 33’ x 130’. No HST! $324,888. Call 604-726-0677.


Mobile Homes

#86 - 7850 King George Blvd, Sry. 2 BR. 55+ years old. 1 pet ok! $37,900. Lorraine Cauley, Royal Lepage North Star, 604-889-4874


Out Of Town Property

ARIZONA BUILDING LOTS! Full acres & more! Guaranteed Financing! NO CREDIT CHECK! $0 Down, $0 Interest. Starting @ just $89/month USD! Close to Tucson Int’l Airport. FREE Recording at 1-800-631-8164 code 4040 or


Real Estate Investment

TIMESHARE CANCEL. Were you misled when you purchased a Timeshare? Get out NOW with contract cancellation! STOP paying Mortgage and Maintenance! 100% Money back Guaranteed. 1-888-816-7128, X-6868 or 702-527-6868.

Sat & Sun - 1pm-4pm 11710 - 98A Avenue, Surrey 3 BR + 2 BR bmnt ste, workshop, dbl gar, sundeck, patio. $449,800. Mel, RE/MAX 604-726-6358





BBY LGHEED Mall, 1 BR View, 8th flr, storage, Indoor Pool, Gym. $975 incls utls. 604-944-8881

BBY S. 1 BR. $710 - $745, Tile, laminate, ug prkg, hw, WiFi, cat ok, Metrotown, 604-818-1129

BBY, 2 BR Apt, cls to school and Lougheed Mall, newly reno’d kitch & bath, N/s, N/p, Avail now, $1150/mo. Call 604-420-7023.

BBY SIMON FRASER APTS, 7175 Pandora St, close to SFU, shops & transit, 1 Br $875, 2 Br $1000 incl heat/hw, hardwood, new paint, 1 yr lease, np, Call Lorne Dorset Realty 604-299-0803

BBY METROTOWN 1 & 2 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-788-1867 BBY METROTOWN 1 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. $700 Inc heat/hot water. 778-994-2334 BBY METROTOWN 1 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-323-0237 BBY METROTOWN 1 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-848-1790

BURNABY CENTRE Metrotown Area - Bby

Updated Studio & 1 BR Apts. Rental Incentives Offered. Rent includes heat and hot water.

CALL (604) 438-4544

COQ. 1 BR, $750. 2 BR, $850, 3 BR, $1050. Now/Nov 1, Incl d/w, ht, 778-990-7079, 604-521-8249 COQ WW Plateau, 2 BR, 2 bath, $1325/mo, Quay Pacific Property Mgnt Ltd. Call 604-570-2786

COQ/BBY, CORA Towers. NEW, 1000+sf, 2 BR, 2bth, appls, Gym, Media, 2 sec prkg. Close to SFU/skytrain. $1600(rent) +$400 (credits) /mo. Dave 604-787-1413

Family Living



1 BR, (80% adult bldg), $750. 2 BR fr $925. 3 BR fr $1100.

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

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

● Spacious apartments ● Heat, h/w, prkg, indoor pool ● Ball court, daycare avail. ● Near Skytrain, shopping & kids park. Sorry no pets.

604 939-0944


815 - 5th Ave, New West

Refreshingly Clean Meticulously Maintained

It’sFrom time to$690.00 discover



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

COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

office: 604 936-1225

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

604 420-5636


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To place your ad call




MAPLE RIDGE 2 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-846-1169

NEW WEST. Reno’d 1 BR New Appl’s etc. No Pets, From $745 inc. HT/HW 604-724-8353

Queens Avenue

NEW WEST: Moody Park 1 BR $650 + utils. Quiet. Nov 1. Cat ok. 604-591-3628 or 604-517-5593

N. WEST, Lrg 1 BR $895 & 2 BR $1095, hdwd flrs, heat hot/water & cable. Cat OK. Nr transit, quiet bldg. Av now. Jim 604-728-2086

3 BR Townhouse, $1218 includes heat & hot water, w/d hookup & common laundry & u/grd prkg. $1200 share purchase.

136 10th St, New West

Email for application

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

office: 604 939-8905 cell: 604 916-0261 KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq

NEW WESTMINSTER, One Bedroom, $710/mo Includes heat, h/w, cable & prkg. Near schools, shops, bus & Skytrain. Avail Oct 15th. Cats okay! Deposit required.

Call 604-521-2884

POCO, 1 BR Apt, in very quiet 6 unit bldg, shared laundry, $750 incls utls. Av now. N/S, N/P. 604-941-4877 or 604-240-2562

Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.

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

MASSEY PLACE on McBride Blvd

FALL SPECIALS Rent prices slashed. Largest Apts in New West. Rents starting $795 for Oct!

CALL (604) 524-5840

PORT MOODY, Newport Village. 2 BR + den, concrete bldg, 2 full baths. F/p, in-suite w/d, h/wd flrs, granite counters, S.S. applis, 2 u/grd prkg, gym. No pets. Ocean & mountain view! $1,850/mo + util. Avail immed. 604-469-9261 SILVER STAR APTS 6425 Silver Ave. Bby. Across St from Metrotown & skytrain, clean, quiet, near bus & shops, 1br $825 heat hw incld, ns, np, 1 yr lease Dorset Rlty.. John 604-439-9602



Duplexes - Rent

BBY Metrotown, SxS Duplex, 3 BR, 1.5 bath, W/D, sundeck, lrg bsmt rec room, prkg. $1200 + 70% utils. Av now. 604-435-1005


GARDEN VILLA 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, $700. Rent includes heat & hot water, reno’d suites with big patios. By shops, banks, Skytrain & college. U/grd parking available. Call 604-519-1382

THE DOCKYARDS − River Front − 2 BR Townhomes & Apts Starting from $1450 / mo. Queensborough • New West. Call 604-307-8330


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

Miscellaneous Rentals

GATED PARKING AVAILABLE New Westminster CALL 604 723-8215


Suites/Partial Houses

Suites/Partial Houses

COQ L’heed Mall/skytrn. Lrg 1BR, w/d, full bath, Avail Now or Oct 15, ns/np, $760 incls utils, 604-937-7896, 604-873-8491

NWEST 3 BR + den, 3 ba T/H Executive Condo. Quay Pacific Property Mgmt. 604-570-2786

BBY, SOUTH. 1 BR, full bath, private w/d. N/s. $750/mo + 1⁄3 util. Near bus. Nov 1st. 604-435-6087

3 BR, 1½ baths, fridge/stove, laundry hook-up. $1,250/mo + utilities. Near Skytrain, schools and Lougheed Hwy in North Burnaby. Family-oriented complex. Immed. N/s, no dogs. ★ Cats are welcome! ★


3 BR Upper, Poco, 1 1/2 baths, newly reno’d kitchen, bath, flooring, windows, w/d, N/p, immed, $1600 + 1/2 util. 604-722-5072 BBY, 2 BR + den, grnd flr, $875 incl utils. Nr skytrain/bus/school, Avail now. NS/NP. 604-524-3196

Call 604-420-0763

COQ, East. Clean 2 BR, full bath, priv laundry, patio. Ns/np. $750 + 1 ⁄3 util. Avail now. 604-524-5237

COQ, Blue Mtn. Large 3 BR, 2 levels. 1.5 baths. 5 appl, fenced yard, garage. N/s. $1,400/mo + util. Near Lougheed Mall, Hwy 1 & amens. Nov 1st. 604-412-9946


Houses - Rent

COQ CENTRAL 4 BR, 2 up & 2 BR in bsmt with rec rm & utility area, 2 full baths, appls incls w/d, newly refinished h/w flrs, garage, storage, carport, fncd back yd, cls to schools, rec ctr, shops & skytrain, n/p, n/s, Oct 15, $1700. Refs Req. 604-939-4540

COQ CTR. 3 BR, 1.5 baths, 5 appl, fenced yard, garage. Ns/np. $1,260. Av now. 604-537-7015 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M VANCOUVER - 558 Taylor St, 1 bdrm + den, 2 level TOWNHOME, nr GM Place & Costco…$1,288/M

Call (604)435-5555 or (604)786-4663

UPPER LEVEL HOUSE, 3bdr/ 1&1/2 bath, Delsom Village, washer & dryer, garage, shed, big yard, close to Alex Fraser bridge, mint condition. $2200/month. Available November 1st. Call 604 723 5858

BBY, 7480 17th Ave, 3 BR upper flr. 1550 sq ft. Sh’d w/d. $1600/mo incl hydro/gas. No pets. Immed. 604-731-2510 or 604-522-6443 BBY 7769 Gilley St. 2 BR bsmt suite. $750/mo incls util & W/D. N/S, N/P. Avail immed. 604-522-8833 or 604-786-1860 BBY CARIBOO HEIGHTS, 2 BR bsmt ste, n/s, n/p, no w/d, $800 + utils, Avail Now, 604-528-6036

BBY, Central. Lrg 3 BR, 2 baths, f/p, priv w/d, carport. $1,350/mo + ½ util. Ns/np. Near BCIT, SFU, BGH & bus. Nov 1. 604-298-6874

BBY, E. 13th Ave/4th St. 2 BR g/l. 1200 sf. Sh’d w/d, gas f/p, f/yrd. NS/NP. $875 + util. 604-290-2181 BBY N. BCIT Newer 2 BR, grnd flr, $775 incls utls. N/S, N/P. Avail now. Very cln. 604-293-2295 BBY ROYAL Oak/Rumble, Brand New Main flr 3 BR ste, 2 bath, Nr bus/school. NS/NP. Avail Now $1200 + util. 604-375-4261

COQ, Superstore/Brunette. 1 BR. $650 + util. Pets are welcome! 604-522-3100 or 604-941-2444

COQ, WEST. Charming character home, 2 BR & den, main flr. Big private yard & patio. Jacuzzi tub. Near Skytrain. $1,250/mo + 2 ⁄3 util. Avail now. 604-931-4051 COQ WEST Newer 2 BR g/l, nr Burquitlam Plaza, clean, w/d, n/s, n/p, $850 + utils. 604-936-7500 COQ, WW Plat, 2 BR g/lev, 1100 sf, den, slate flrs, 5 appls, extra storage. $995 + 25% utils. NS/ NP. Avail Nov 1. 604-552-4767 N. WEST Queensborough, 2 BR gr lev. NS/NP, N/wd. Av now. $750 incls utls/cbl. 604-657-7401 NEW 2 bdrm, laundry, radiant heat, good location, n/s, n/p, $900/m + utils. 604-524-2041 NEW WEST. Newly reno’d 2 BR, + g/lvl. Lots of cedar beams, etc. 850 sq ft. F/bath, f/p, priv w/d, garage. $1,300/mo incl hydro. Oct 15th or Nov 1st. N/s, small pets ok. Very private. 604-520-6801

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.

New Westminster

307 Richmond St.

2 level, 2 BR upper floor of heritage home. Hardwood floors. Large kitchen, 1.5 baths. Avail. now or Nov. 1. N/S, N/Pets. Lease and excellent references a must. Al Dodimead ACD Realty (604) 521-0311 view this & other properties @

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. Reference required.

Contact Natalie 778-230-9037 or Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774




Townhouses Rent

COQ, COMO LAKE. NEW 1 BR bsmt ste, Own W/D, sep entry, $700/mo + utils, avail Nov 1, Near bus & amens. 604-939-6765

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.

Wanted To Rent

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


Warehouse/ Commercial

BBY 6994 Greenwood St, Brand New approx 1800sf Warehouse with finished office, 1 UNIT LEFT! Clean, large O/H door, 3 phase power, available Now. Call 604 929-9493

PT MOODY Moray/St. Johns, 2400 sf shop plus mezzanine Suit auto/warehouse, wholesale, boatshop, etc. 604-525-8839

Contact 604-939-0221


Wanted To Rent

2 MATURE prof seeks home 2 br & 2 bath + , fixer uppers ok, now or Nov 1. refs avail. 604-786-2804 BURNABY E./N. WEST Wanted 1 or 2 BR bsmnt ste, walking distance to Lougheed Mall, Braid Stn or Schoolhouse & Lougheed Hwy. For mature 40 ish couple. Call David at 778-772-7848



DATING SERVICE. Long-Term/ Short-Term Relationships, FREE CALLS. 1-877-297-9883. Exchange voice messages, voice mailboxes. 1-888-534-6984. Live adult casual conversations-1on1, 1-866-311-9640, Meet on chatlines. Local Single Ladies.1-877804-5381. (18+).





COQ, 3 br main flr house, dw, fp, $1700+60% utils, share wd, ns, np, avail Nov. 1, 604-808-4155 SRY, NORTH. 2 BR + den. Fenced yard, laundry hook-up, carport. Near Skytrain. No dogs. $720 + util. 604-944-2600, eves.

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

604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.



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


Chimney Services

Chimney Sweep Repair Specialists. WETT cert. 604-771-4772





1-BEDROOM A PT. Move in tomorrow. Affor dable monthly rent.

#1 QUALITY Cleaning Service Homes & Business. Senior Disc. Low Rates. 604 724-8998 A.S.B.A ENTERPRISE Comm/ Res, Free Est, $20/hr incls supplies, Insured, 604-723-0162



All Concrete/Asphalt Removal Disposal incls Quality Guaranteed, Free Estimates. Comm/ Res. 604-540-6567 DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Prompt, Professional, Family run 40+yrs. Seniors % 604 240-3408

Go to or call 604-444-3000.


DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-294-5300 DRAINAGE, SEWER & WATER Call Tobias 604 782-4322



ARCO DRYWALL. Board, tape, texture, frame. New & renos. 16 years exp. Mike, 604-825-1500 *Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925 PATCHING, TEXTURE / smooth ceilings, plaster walls. Small jobs. 25 years exp. Call 604-671-9901



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


JANE’s • House Cleaning A thorough job every time! Call ★ 778-800-9612

102-120 Agnes St, N.West

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


PORT MOODY 2 BR g/lvl ste, carport, big yd, utils incls, $850. N/P. Avail now. 604-936-6533

Managed by Colliers International

ROTARY TOWER 25 Clute St, New West

Townhouses Rent

COQ WW Plateau, 3 BR T/H, 3 bath $2195/mo. Quay Pacific Ppty Mgmt Ltd, call 604-570-2786





320-9th St, New West

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



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

#1167 LIC Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter, WCB, low rates, 24/7. 617-1774. LIC. ELECTRICIAN #37309 Commercial & residential renos & small jobs. 778-322-0934. YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899




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

Home Services

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Derek Paquette




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

SPACE- Turned Down? - Bad Credit? BOOKING - Self-employed? - Equity Mortgages For: PAQUETTE, DERRICK - 1st/2nd/3rd Mortgages Rep: LBampton Ad#: 1271038 - Free Consultations

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

Call Me Now! 604.928.0288




DIRECT FROM THE MILL 6x8 Fence Panels from $27, Siding, Decking, Roofing, Shed, Split Rail, etc... We Install Chain Link & Cedar Fencing. Free Est. 7753 Edmonds St, Burnaby Call 604-520-7792

West Coast Cedar Installations Custom fencing, decking & more 604-244-8824, Cell: 604-788-6458


Flooring/ Refinishing

ALL ABOUT FLOORS Hardwood, Laminate. Free Estimates. Call Mo 778-789-4333

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless 604-219-6944 We cover the HST INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508




Lawn & Garden

Fall Services

SAME DAY SERVICE “More than just mowing!”

Yard Clean-ups • Hedges Pruning • Gutters • Aeration Lawn Mowing Christmas Lights Rubbish Removal Free Estimates

310-JIMS (5467) Book a job at:

• Residential and Commercial Lawn Maintenance •Aeration • Yard Cleanup • Lawn Repairs • Gardening • Hedge Trimming • Tree Pruning

Free Est 604-779-6978

WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Hedge Trimmimg & Tree Pruning & Hedge Removal Fall Clean Up Chaffer Control & Lawn Restoration. Comm/Strata/Res Aerating & Power Raking. Free Estimates. 604-893-5745

Moving & Storage


A MOVING EXPERIENCE WITH L & D ENTERPRISES !!! Fast & Dependable Special Rates Seniors Disc. Call 604-464-5872 AAA ADVANCE MOVING Experts in all kinds of Moving, Storage & Packing. Different from the Rest. 604-861-8885 AMI MOVING ★ 3-5 ton cube. Starting at $39/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620

Painting/ Wallpaper



Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates



JB’s PAINTING • 99/room – Int/Exterior •Professional, Reliable • Licensed & Insured • North Shore co. est. 2001


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

604-439-9417 Grant’s Home Maintenance Complete Gutter Cleaning & Repairs: We also do pressure washing & window cleaning .

Residential & Strata Prompt Service. WCB Insured

604 936-2808

RAIN CENTRE LTD. (since 1968)

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

A1 Steve’s Gutter Cleaning & Repair from $98. Gutters vacuumed/hand clean. 604-524-0667 PRESSURE WASHING, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs Call George, 778-859-7793



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



★ OPERA LANDSCAPING ★ Retaining walls, irrigation, paving, patios, fences, etc. 778-688-2444

Free Est./Written Guarantee



CONSTRUCTIVE Landscaping paving stone, masonry, rock walls decks cedar fence 604-250-7824


Moving & Storage


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

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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount




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


Paving/Seal Coating

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





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


#1 IN RATES & SERVICE Licenced local plumber. Plug Drains, Reno’s 1-877-861-2423

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

$30 P/HR. Abe Moving & Delivery & Rubbish Removal. ★ Available 24 hours. Abe at: 604-999-6020 Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

604-773-4549 Fall Cleanups Driveways, walkways, etc. Get rid of that moss & mess around your home or work.


Renovations & Home Improvement

Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors, 604 521-1567

MATCO DESIGN - Renovations

*Additions*Quality Work *Ref’s 604-720-1564


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


Rubbish Removal



* Save Your Dollars * Bath, Kitchen, Suite’s & More www. 778-737-0800



FALL SPECIAL SAVE THE HST Have Your Roof Done Between Now & Oct 31


ALL JUNK? Residential & Commercial Free Estimates Large or small jobs Nobody beats our prices $15 Off with this ad

Yes, we Remove & Recycle Anything

604-537-8523 Green Monster Waste We Remove & Recycle All Waste Best Rates & Service

604-562-9960 CHEAP CHEAP

Rubbish Removal Seniors discount. 604-807-0198 $30 P/HR. Abe Moving & Delivery & Rubbish Removal. ★ Available 24 hours. Abe at: 604-999-6020 ALL JUNK - remove for res. & Comm. Free est. 7days/wk. $15off. w/ad. 604-537-8523

Free Estimates 24 Hour Repairs Skylights Gutters Cedar - Duriod - Torch-On Systems All work Guaranteed! Family owned & operated since 1989

(604) 299-8131

10% off ALIN Maintenance •Roof •Chimney •Skylight Repairs •All Leak Problems! 604-319-2229

A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-961-0324 or 604-562-0957 Alive & still roofing after 50 years!! RCABC Certified Roofers. BILL the Roofer • 604-522-8516

Auto Miscellaneous

$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. DLN 30309


Collectibles & Classics

2008 DODGE Viper SRT-10. Receivership Sale: A “black beauty” with only 8000 km. Convertible. Invitation for Offers package available by calling Marty at 250-217-4817 or email at



1993 BUICK Regal, Grand Sport, 3.8L, 2 dr, black, 130K, good cond. $2900 obo, 604-985-2561 1994 GEO Metro, 5 spd, good cond, new exhaust/battery, $1400 obo 604-929-9572 1999 CHRYSLER Intrepid. Not insured, Aircared until end of 2010. 210K, good body, needs brakes & mechanical work $800 OBO. 604-463-3254


DISPOSAL BINS 4 - 40 yard bins. Starting from $179 including dump fees. Disposal King, 604-306-8599

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Fall 2010

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a smart approach

RCH live on air

What an RCH patient’s family wants you to know about heartburn.

Digital imaging technology helps beat breast cancer.

Cardiovascular care gets a boost from RJ 1200 Radiothon.

Dr. Gerald Simkus and Dr. Arun Garg in RCH’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab.

To make a donation to the Cardiac Sciences Program at RCH, call 604.520.4438 or go online to

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very night around 8 p.m., Feroza Gova and her family sit down for a big meal, often consisting of dishes made with ghee (butter), cream and salt. “Mealtime is so important in our family, so if that means waiting to eat until everyone gets home, then so be it,” she says. Sitting down for a big family meal isn’t typically considered ‘risky behaviour’ for young people, but for South Asians like Gova, it could lead to an early death. Heart attacks commonly strike South Asians as young as 35 years old. In fact, it is so common that it is believed the rate of premature heart disease in South Asians could be four times higher than in other Canadians, reports RCH Cardiologist Dr. Akbar Lalani. “We have seen a substantial increase in the number of South Asians needing cardiac care at RCH, and presenting younger and with much worse disease than the rest of the population,” says Lalani, who has worked at RCH for more than 20 years.

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RCH doctors organize study on risk of heart disease amongst South Asians in B.C.

While the prevalence of heart disease is related to factors such as diet, lifestyle and genetics, it is not fully understood why the risk of this disease is so great for the South Asian community. So RCH’s Dr. Arun Garg and Dr. Gerald Simkus are blazing a trail to find out by organizing a clinical study starting this Fall. It is the first study to be conducted on the incidence and prevalence of heart disease and its risk factors on South Asians within the B.C. population. “There is a view that this problem exists but there is no sound data to prove it,” says Garg, Medical Director, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Fraser Health. “We have more coronary (heart) disease

in this region than any other region in B.C. because the South Asian population is so prominent,” says Simkus, Program Medical Director, Cardiac Sciences, Fraser Health. Garg hopes it will yield benefits not only for South Asians across Fraser Health and the province, but across the globe. Cathie Heritage, Executive Director for Fraser Health’s Cardiac and Renal Programs, and Burnaby Hospital, agrees. “The outcome of this research will help ensure our clinical pathways meet the needs of the South Asian population,” Heritage says. “Fraser Health is leading the way in this regard, and will provide a map to the rest of the province around what needs to happen.”

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recently received a card from a mother who made a donation to RCH Foundation in honour of her son’s caregivers at RCH. The description she gave of the expert care and compassion that her son received touched me, as I too RCH Foundation President am a mother whose and CEO, Adrienne Bakker. children have been treated at RCH. With her permission, I am sharing it here with our readers. Her story reconfirms for me, as I hope it does for all of our Foundation donors, that supporting RCH is an investment in your own good health, and the health of your loved ones.

If these walls could talk


hose who have recently visited the hospital will certainly have noticed a change in our outward office appearance. Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation has established a Wall of Thanks in the Health Care Centre lobby. The Wall of Thanks was developed to honour and recognize donors whose generous support helps Royal Columbian Hospital save lives, restore health and provide comfort to seriously ill and injured patients of all ages. Names of donors who have given a total of $5,000 or more, beginning in 1987, are etched into the three glass panels suspended outside the RCH Foundation office. Also included are memorial gifts, estate bequests and planned gifts. “This wall allows us to publicly thank the many donors who have made such a positive difference in the lives of patients at Royal Columbian Hospital,” says RCH Foundation Vice-president Laurie Tetaranko.

“Not only does the wall recognize the outstanding generosity of donors, it recognizes just how proud they are of the RCH team and the work they do,” says Jason Cook, Site Director for RCH.

Fall 2010 page 2 For more information or to make a donation that will help RCH save lives, please call 604.520.4438 or go online to

The Wall of Thanks illustrates what can be achieved when community-minded individuals, social organizations and businesses come together to make a positive difference in the lives of patients, both now and in the years to come.

Burnaby to Boston Bar: Where our patients come from

Dear Adrienne, Last week my son Paul (age 35), was rushed to the Emergency Department at Royal Columbian Hospital with a suspected heart attack. He was immediately sent to the cardiac unit on 2 North where tests were conducted. It turned out to be a virus that presented just like a heart attack. The care he received was nothing short of amazing and as his Mother, I am beyond grateful. His care was efficient, caring, compassionate and thorough. Please accept the enclosed donation to the Foundation as a gesture of my gratitude. Warm regards, Ann Griffiths New Westminster

RCH is a provincial centre and regional referral hospital providing specialized care for trauma, cardiac and neurosciences for 1.5 million people from Burnaby to Boston Bar, and for seriously ill and injured people from across the province.

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It’s not easy being here, as it takes me back to the time I was diagnosed,” recalls Claire Martin, CBC News Senior Meteorologist. She is being shown RCH’s first Digital Breast Imaging machine by Breast Imaging Supervisor, Shannon Adamus. “But I know that if it weren’t for places like this, I wouldn’t be here today.” Martin has triumphed over the breast cancer she was diagnosed with at a Vancouver hospital in November 2009, and she credits her survival to that early diagnosis. That’s why Martin and the CBC News Vancouver team have partnered with the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society to help RCH Foundation fundraise for a second digital breast imaging machine for RCH. Funded by donor support, the first digital

breast imaging machine was installed at RCH in February 2010, and has since helped provide a smoother, less stressful experience for patients and reduced wait times for diagnostic exams. But the RCH Breast Imaging team still cannot keep up with the extraordinary demand for diagnostic breast imaging. The RCH Breast Imaging team performs more than 4,500 diagnostic exams each year. With the acquisition of a second digital breast imaging machine and associated resources, Adamus says they can potentially double the number of patients for which they help provide diagnoses. “You can magnify, manipulate and compare images like never before,” says Adamus. “It helps the staff work smarter, not harder.”

Second to none:

Second digital breast imaging machine could double the number of patients diagnosed.

CBC News Senior Meteorologist and breast cancer survivor Claire Martin with Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society President Rob Lamoureux are shown the first of two digital breast imaging machines needed at RCH by Breast Imaging Supervisor Shannon Adamus.

British Columbia’s first Trauma Nurse Practitioner

Kathleen Fyvie (left) became the first trauma nurse practioner in British Columbia in 2006, and oversees care of the most seriously injured trauma patients in the Fraser Health region.

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athleen Fyvie worked as a registered nurse (RN) in RCH’s Emergency Department for more than 20 years. She loved the fast pace and anticipation of not knowing what would come through the doors next. In 2003, she returned to university to do a Masters degree and in 2005, graduated as one of the first nurse practitioners (NP) in British Columbia. Meanwhile, the RCH Trauma Service was being developed by Lisa Constable, Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Dr. Iain MacPhail to provide more cohesive and holistic care of trauma patients. They saw a perfect role for an NP in this innovative new service, and in 2006, Fyvie was hired as the first NP in Trauma in B.C. RCH is the only Level 1 Trauma Centre in the Fraser Health (FH) region. A multidisciplinary team treats severely injured patients suffering from life-threatening, multiple-system trauma. Not only do these patients need immediate attention, they need ongoing care that requires input from numerous specialists and

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departments. Fyvie, along with her physician partners, oversees patient care from arrival in the emergency department through to discharge home. In addition to providing medical care to her patients, she collaborates with other healthcare providers and specialists to coordinate assistance to patients and families dealing with related issues such as psychological and emotional trauma, financial stress, substance abuse and addiction. For patients who do not have primary care providers in the community, Fyvie also does outpatient follow-up. The role of NP goes beyond that of a traditional RN and Fyvie is licensed to order tests, prescribe certain medications and make diagnoses. “The trauma nurse practitioner makes a lot of difference in terms of continuity and consistency of care. Kathleen provides a real advantage for the comprehensive medical management of our patients,” says Dr. Iain MacPhail, Regional Medical Director of the FH Trauma Program.

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Thank you to corporate donors Thank you to all of our corporate donors for their generous donations, received to date in 2010, which are helping us to raise $1.6 million to support exceptional care at RCH. For more information about their gifts, please visit Linda Jackson, TELUS Community Ambassador, presents a donation for $8,012 from the 2010 TELUS Employee Charitable Giving Program to Laurie Tetarenko, RCH Foundation Vice-president. The funds raised by TELUS team members and retirees will support patient care needs throughout the hospital.

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Shoppers Drug Mart Tree of Life campaign


elp fund technology that will help detect breast cancer early at RCH by participating in the Shoppers Drug Mart Tree of Life campaign until October 16, 2010. Visit the Shoppers Drug Mart stores at Royal City Centre, New Westminster, and Burquitlam Plaza, Coquitlam and purchase a “leaf” for a loonie, a “butterfly” for $5 or a “cardinal” for $50. Each time you contribute, you can personalize a “leaf” to be placed on a branch of the Tree of Life, which will be prominently displayed in the store. Visit for more information.

2010-2011 RCH Foundation

RCH Foundation Vicepresident Laurie Tetarenko Baxter Account Manager Karen Ensing presents a $10,000

presents Jan Hills of Brunette

cheque to RCH Co-Director of Anesthesiology for Cardiac

Industries Ltd. with a

Surgery Dr. R. Sharpe and RCH Foundation Vice-president

certificate of recognition for

Laurie Tetarenko in the CSICU. Baxter’s donation will assist

the New Westminster-based

RCH in purchasing critically needed equipment.

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Board of Directors

Belle Puri Chair John Ashbridge Vice-Chair Dwight Ross Treasurer Brent Atkinson Dr. John Blatherwick Sharon Domaas Les Jourdain Jennifer Muir Gary Pooni Helen Sparkes Lisa Spitale Dr. Laurence Turner David Worthington

Bronze sponsorship of the 2010 SHINE Gala.

For more information about our corporate giving program, please call Eleanor Ryrie, Manager, Corporate Partnerships, at 604.777.8340.

RCH Foundation Executive

Adrienne Bakker President and CEO Laurie Tetarenko Vice-president Gordon Stewart Director, Leadership Giving Eleanor Ryrie Manager, Corporate Partnerships

Peter Legge, president and CEO of Canada Wide Magazines & Communications Ltd., presents Belle Puri, RCH Foundation

(From left) Kelly Jones, Karen Whitfield and Greg Ryan of

Board Chair, with the proceeds from this year’s Peter Legge

Van Tel Safeway Legacy Fund present a cheque for $5,000

Your Health Matters is published twice annually by RCH Foundation. If you have any

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