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82 break the $100,000 salary mark Most earning over $100,000 are principals, vice-principals and Burnaby school district staff Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

More than 80 staff in the Burnaby school district hit the $100,000 mark for salaries in the 2010 fiscal year. According to the district’s annual statement of financial information, 82 people – mostly district staff, principals and vice-principals – earned six figures. Gina Cordoni, a teacher, was the top-paid employee, cashing out at $144,650. “This particular person shows up as an anomaly. She is a teacher who was participating in a deferred salary plan and cancelled the plan part way through, resulting in a payout of salary previously earned but deferred,” said Greg Frank, the district’s secretary treasurer. The salaries include benefits and reflect earnings before taxes. With Cordoni as an exception, Frank was the next highest-paid employee in the Burnaby school system with $144,619 in remuneration and more than $14,000 in expenses. Elected school trustees and the British Columbia Public Sector Employers Association approve salaries for district staff and principals. In all, the district spent roughly $193 million on salaries and benefits for the last fiscal year ending in June, 2010. That money paid more than 4,000 employees, Frank pointed out. Salaries and benefits account for 90 per cent of the district’s overall budget, which is a slightly higher percentage than the provincial average of 88.4 per cent – but that’s not because district staff are earning more. “We proportionately have more staff providing educational services. We do not have higher District Page 9

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MLAs spar as Clark takes on her new job Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

Christy Clark has won the Liberal leadership race, and the sole MLA that backed her campaign is more than pleased. “I was pretty excited. It was a great evening for British Columbia,” said BurnabyLougheed MLA Harry Bloy. “I think it’s good for the Liberal party. We have a new face in there, who’s been there before, but in today’s world, she’s a new face putting families first.” Bloy was also the only MLA to back Clark in her campaign; no other Liberal MLAs were onside, something Bloy attributed to Kathy Corrigan small groups working MLA Burnaby-Deer closely together and Lake sticking with people they know. “There are a few that were a little upset, … but all the ones since she won, they’re quite happy with her leadership,” he said. “I feel good. I made the decision early. I picked Christy because I thought she could win the next election. … She unites people, and the women voters like her.” Bloy said Clark had campaign teams in every riding across the province. “She was elected fairly right across the province. I respect everything Gordon Campbell did for 10 years, but it’s time for a change, and Christy can lead that

change,” he said. Kevin Falcon came in a close second with 48 per cent of the vote, while Clark secured 52. Bloy doesn’t see any problems arising from that in terms of a divide within the party. “Kevin has already said he’ll work closely with Christy to make the campaign go,” Bloy said. “I don’t think there’s a divide. They all ran within one party.” Bloy also pointed out that from 1996 to 2001, it was Clark, Rich Coleman, Gordon Campbell and Mike de Jong who were travelling the province, building the coalition of what is now the B.C. Liberal Party. As the premier in Harry Bloy waiting, Clark will be MLA Burnabysworn in in a couple of Lougheed weeks, but no date has been set yet. She needs to get into office through a byelection, and outgoing premier Gordon Campbell has said he’ll step down in his VancouverPoint Grey riding to make way for her. Kathy Corrigan, the NDP MLA for Burnaby-Deer Lake, said she wasn’t surprised that the Liberals chose Clark, as she had a lot of newly signed-up supporters. Corrigan, who was at the Liberal convention, said it looked like a lot of people were displeased when Clark won. “There were a lot of unhappy people, and a lot of people left the room,” Corrigan

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saying they are a coalition,” she said. “Somehow they have this unholy alliance they’re willing to pull together.” Corrigan was a Burnaby school trustee while Clark was education minister in 2001, when the Liberals took all but two of the seats in the legislature. “She was confrontational, she was divisive, she was arrogant. I have no time for this woman,” Corrigan said. “She was the architect of politics that led to the closing of more than 100 schools in this province.” Corrigan said Clark’s win wouldn’t Clark Page 5

City tennis pro survives NZ earthquake Alfie Lau

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Glenn Richards’ first foray into world tennis competition ended with him running for his life in Christchurch, New Zealand. The longtime tennis pro at the Burnaby Tennis Club had qualified as the number 1-ranked national over-45 man for the world senior tennis championships in New Zealand and was about to play his second match when a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch on Feb. 22. The country’s deadliest natural disaster, with its epicentre 10 kilometres southeast

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Earthquake: Tennis pro ‘happy to be alive’ after experience If the rain had been any worse, according to Richards, the day’s matches would have been postponed and all the tennis players would have been downtown, sightseeing and spending time at their hotel. When the earthquake hit at 12:51 p.m. local time, many of Christchurch’s downtown buildings were destroyed and at least 65 people were killed. Meanwhile, back at the tennis club, Richards was just getting a bite to eat. “I’m standing on some stairs, and I jumped two stairs at a time to get to the bottom,” said Richards. “We get outside, and when we got to the parking lot, much of the pavement had bubbled up and there was water, mud and sand coming out of the ground.” Fortunately, none of the tennis players were hurt – all matches were then postponed – but Richards still had to find out if Cashmore was OK. “I knew she was back at our hotel, so I was worried,” said Richards. “I heard one report that the hotel had been destroyed, so I was really starting to worry.” It would be six hours before Richards got word that Cashmore had safely gotten out of their hotel. “She had left her phone in the room when she evacuated,” said Richards, “but she borrowed somebody’s phone and got a hold of me.” Richards said his girlfriend had to run out of their second-floor room in the dark and push open an emergency door that was blocked by a foot-and-a-half of mud. “She squeezed out, and they made everybody get together in a park,” said Richards. Richards and a group of tennis players – six Canadians and six French – were supposed to meet up back in the park with their loved ones when their bus driver made an unexpected decision.

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“He knew that if we got to the park, we’d be staying in tents for days trying to get treatment,” said Richards. “So he decided to take us back to his place, which was

nice, but he didn’t tell anybody.” It would be another 12 hours before the authorities could safely account for all the tennis players.

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first to Wellington and then Auckland, the couple arrived in Vancouver on Feb. 26. “An amazing couple of days,” said Richards, who

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Liberals must go with Clark’s ‘change’ theme she was right. She rode in on a slogan so overused Party members, as opposed to party it’s become an almost laughable politiworkers, knew it was time to try and cal cliché: “change.” shed the reputation of deception, But sometimes even a very old idea manipulation and backroom looks good when choices deals. And the only way to do must be made. Burnaby NOW that was to pick someone who Christy Clark counted on was not currently in governLiberal party members in B.C. ment. to realize that anything with a whiff of It was interesting to see pundits from Gordon Campbell’s previous fan club inside both political party machines would make an uphill re-election battle predicting Kevin Falcon as the winner an uphill battle in roller skates. And

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– in one case, all three on one media panel predicted Falcon despite Clark’s lead on Saturday night. Perhaps insiders just couldn’t imagine an outsider winning. Perhaps, they just didn’t see the appeal of a woman who didn’t have current connections – except for our lone MLA Harry Bloy. Clark took a long shot and won. Congratulations are in order. It’s no small task she is taking on, and, agree or disagree with her politics, public ser-

vice is often a thankless and life-altering job. Much is being opined about whether she can get all her former competitors to support her – in the backrooms as well as on camera. We think she will, for at least one reason: If the Liberals want to be reelected they must not spend time fighting behind the scenes, they must present a united front and all start chanting “change” – even if that means they’re what needs changing.

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count), the Interior and North he B.C. Liberal party’s deci(12 to eight), Vancouver (eight to sion to adopt a weighted three), Surrey (five to three) and voting system for choosing their next leader was supposed to Vancouver Island (12 to two). She even narrowly took more ridings help candidates such as George than Falcon in the Fraser Valley Abbott, but the system showed and the Okanagan. the wide appeal of Christy Clark Clark also bested Falcon in more than anything. ridings that saw large Clark won the sign-ups of members. In leadership by a narridings with more than row margin – 52 per Keith Baldrey 1,000 voters, she came cent versus 48 per out on top by a margin cent – over Kevin of seven to five over Falcon. Falcon, but a riding-by-riding Clark’s victory got an early analysis of the vote shows her push from the supporters of Mike victory was not quite as narrow de Jong, almost half of whom as that result would indicate. picked her as their second choice. The weighted voting sysOn the final count, she got sectem assigned every riding 100 ond-choice support from about points, which meant all ridings one-third of those who backed counted the same no matter how George Abbott. many party members voted in In other words, Clark’s supthe riding. The 223 members in Vancouver-Hastings had as much port was fairly widespread (though not necessarily that clout as the 3,210 members in deep) and not confined to one Surrey-Newton. particular area of the province. One thing that is quickly There were only a couple of areas apparent from look at a ridingby-riding breakdown is how well (the west side of Vancouver, the odd pocket in the Interior) where Clark did in NDP territory. she failed to attract much supOn the final count, Clark won port. every NDP-held riding except The breadth of her support two. In many cases, her lead over may bode well for her when she Falcon was substantial enough to gets around to calling a general give her almost twice the points from the riding as went to Falcon. election. Clark’s victory explodes the myth that, among B.C. Liberal She took almost 59 per cent voters, she was strong only in of the points in NDP ridings, urban or suburban regions. compared to Falcon’s 42 per cent. ◆ That accounted for almost half of Christy Clark’s main message her overall point total. during her successful campaign She also beat Falcon in the was her desire to bring real suburbs of Metro Vancouver (eight ridings to six on the final Clark Page 7

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Horseman’s club has been fair Dear Editor:

Re: Infighting plagues horse group, Burnaby NOW, Feb. 26. My name is Sherry Needes, and I have been a member of the Burnaby Horsemen’s Association for 19 years. I joined when my daughter was six years of age and participating in riding lessons there. She is now 25 and owns her own beautiful horse. The association has given her not only the opportunity to affordably own her own horse, but to participate in a wonderful sport close to home and socialize with good people with the same interests. My husband, my daughter and I have been very involved with the club over the years and continue to be so today. The club is very involved in the community and hosts riding lessons, an annual open house

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(Christmas with the Horses), youth programs, riding shows, competitions and clinics that are available to the public. The club was founded many years ago to provide a place for young girls and boys to learn about horse care and riding, and it continues to hold these same values today. For these opportunities we, and the club, are appreciative to Burnaby for its support in the way of the land lease for our barns, indoor riding arena and for the many improvements they have made to the nearby trails in recent years. I am concerned over the article in the Feb. 26 edition of the Burnaby NOW that characterizes the club as being insensitive and uncaring to the point that two members feel they are “bullied.” Although admittedly, there are some internal issues over the state of their paddock, the association has processes written into its bylaws to ensure the fair treatment

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Members treated fairly continued from page 6

of all members. It is important that these processes be followed for a fair adjudication of issues. As you accurately reported, these processes have not been followed by the complainants. The board of directors is following the expert advice it had been given and is treating these members as they would any others, without prejudice. Other members who were identified as having a similar issue, complied without question. Having served on the board of directors myself in years past, I appreciate the many hours of effort and deliberation that is put into resolving issues such as this. It is no easy task. We are a cooperative club and rely on members showing respect to each other and the democratically elected board and committees. I believe that those who volunteer to run the club are doing their best and don’t deserve the way that they and the club are portrayed in the NOW article. Our experience as members of the Burnaby Horsemen’s Association has been very positive. There are many members who spend countless hours in many volunteer capacities from the operation, to running events, to maintaining the facilities. It is a lot of hard work, but is very rewarding at the end of the day. Our most recent open house, where my husband and I dressed up as Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, was a great success with many good horse demonstrations and pony rides for more than 100 children. I am very concerned that comments by a representative of the city that our lease may not be renewed at the end of the term could bring all this to an end. We don’t deserve this fate because of two members who put

their own personal interests ahead of all else at any expense. I ask that you please take into consideration my views and other letters you may receive before making any judgements, because there are always two sides to each story. Sherry Needes, by e-mail

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Dear Editor:

As a Burnaby Horsemen’s Association member who attended the protest last week, I was interested to note the comments in your article from the association’s president, Heather Brookes, that there has been little conflict at the Burnaby Horsemen’s Association over the past few years (Infighting plagues horse group, Burnaby NOW, Feb. 26). On the contrary, the recent history of the association has been nothing but conflicts. Alice’s paddock is simply the first to come to the attention of the public. The deeper problems at the association relate to inadequacies in governance and financial responsibility on the part of the board. These were detailed in the 2005 organizational audit by the City of Burnaby, and after six years, have still not been addressed. Concerned association members hope that some basic structural changes can be made at the upcoming annual general meeting. The Burnaby Horsemen’s Association is a public treasure for the City of Burnaby and needs to be run in a publicly accountable way. It cannot be run as a private club for the benefit of a few members.

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change to the B.C. Liberal government. So how does that translate into changes at the cabinet table? Because she had the support of only one MLA – Harry Bloy – Clark doesn’t really owe many people any favours. But the political reality of keeping her coalition party together means she must keep key supporters of rival Kevin Falcon in the fold. So don’t expect cabinet stalwarts such as Falcon, Rich Coleman, Pat Bell, Shirley Bond, Barry Penner or George Abbott to form an exodus from the head table. But I’m not so sure certain others – notably

Kevin Krueger and perhaps Iain Black, Murray Coell, Ida Chong, Randy Hawes, and even Colin Hansen – should feel totally secure in their posts. To demonstrate real change, Clark is going to have to bring in some new faces. And that means some current ministers have to pay the ultimate price. Her real challenge, however, is dealing with two independent MLAs – Bill Bennett and Blair Lekstrom – who left the B.C. Liberal caucus on unhappy terms. Clark has been criticized as being a threat to party unity and of being the kind of leader who could wreck the so-called free enterprise

coalition. Bringing Bennett and Lekstrom back into caucus – perhaps not cabinet – would go a long way to show that maintaining party unity is indeed something she is capable of. The night of her leadership win, all the MLAs joined her on the stage in a show of at least public unity. Watching from the floor was Bennett – who seems ready to rejoin his colleagues. But he has to be invited back first – and the new premier might want to think about asking her caucus to do just that. Keith Baldrey is chief political correspondent for Global B.C.

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SFU prof wins NDP nomination Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

Local New Democrats have a new face to run in the next federal election in the Burnaby-Douglas riding. SFU professor Kennedy Stewart secured the NDP nomination on Friday, Feb. 25, beating Sam Schechter and Alnoor Gova on the first ballot. “The first word out of my mouth was: Wow. It was a great feeling. The best feeling was that it was such a great process to be part of,” said Stewart. “It was kind of a dream nomination process where it was entirely positive. There were no kinds of shenanigans you see in other races. There were no cats being reg-

istered.” any ethical issues. Stewart is now preparing for the “I don’t allow any current students possibility of an election to work on my campaign. either in spring or next year, I don’t want any conflict of with more focus on the forinterest at all,” he said. mer. The Burnaby-Douglas seat “In a minority governwas up for grabs because the ment situation, you always current MP, Bill Siksay, said have to be ready,” he said. he would stay on till the next “There could be an election election but wouldn’t run, as this spring. If the budget he wants to step down after falls, it could be early May, 25 years in politics. but it’s all up to Stephen While the area has been Harper.” Kennedy Stewart an NDP stronghold for years, Conservative candiStewart, who is an associ- NDP nomination date Ronald Leung almost ate professor in the school of public policy, will stay at SFU while beat Siksay in the last election, with he campaigns but will keep student fewer than 1,000 votes separating supporters at arm’s length to avoid the two.

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TEACHERS IN THE PINK AT MOSCROP SECONDARY

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Touch of pink: Moscrop Secondary students held a major

fundraiser for the school’s ACCESS program, which helps students with intellectual and physical challenges. Teachers volunteered to dye their hair pink for the occasion, and physed teacher Adrian Wong (above) went so far as to have his legs waxed for the event. Above, Bethanie Giang and Yuna Wang take care of the waxing. Top right, social studies teacher Chris Stemo sprays French teacher Bill Harvey’s hair. At right, the teaching team of principal Victoria Lee, vice-principal Andy Chin, English teacher Cam Beaton, vice-principal Anita Sortome and Stemo gets into the spirit of the occasion.

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he true story of a shipwreck survivor is the inspiration behind a new presentation at Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. The Shadbolt Centre and urban ink productions are presenting Women in Fish on Thursday, March 5 at 8 p.m. in the Studio Theatre. The show is running in recognition of International Women’s Day. A press release notes that Women In Fish is

based on the story of Eileen Lorenz, a Galiano Island resident who was the sole survivor when a fishing vessel sank during a freak storm in 1962. It also offers a snapshot of the families and communities involved in the West Coast fishing industry and probes into how the decimation of that industry has affected women on the coast. Women In Fish was originally created as a radio play, written by Marie Clements and Rosemary Georgeson, along with Lorenz herself. The live multimedia theatre presentation at Shadbolt will be presented along with community workshops from March 2 to 4, when the theatre wants to hear from women

who have been involved in the fishing industry and life on the Fraser River and along the coast. The theatre is welcoming historical artifacts, photographs and stories that explore the contributions women have made to the fishing industry. Tickets for the public presentation on March 5 are $10. See www.shadbolt centre.com or call 604-2053000.

Shooting stars

A Burnaby singer will be part of the lineup when the Shooting Stars Foundation presents its Motown Meltdown event on March 26. Alita Dupray takes to the stage as part of a jam-packed lineup for the fundraiser, happening at

the Commodore Ballroom. The event will be hosted by Terry David Mulligan, with musical direction by Burnaby’s David Sinclair. A 12-piece Motown band, the Scorchers, will back a multi-talented lineup that includes such talent as Jaydee Bixby, Leora Cashe, Mark James Fortin, Linda Kidder, John Mann, Jane Mortifee, Don Stewart and many more. Proceeds benefit the Shooting Stars Foundation in its work to help people living with HIV and AIDS. Tickets are $30 in advance, available at www.ticketmaster.ca. Doors for the fundraiser open at 7 p.m., with show at 8 p.m. Check out www. shootingstarsfoundation. org for more.

Girls’ choir

Here’s one from the New West files, but since it’s not too far away, and I’m sure Burnaby folks would love to check it out, I’ll pass it on here too. The B.C. Girls Choir is offering up an afternoon of song to help out the B.C. Lupus Society. The choir is holding a benefit Singspiration concert at Olivet Baptist Church on Saturday, March 5 at 3:30 p.m. The varied repertoire will include Blue Skies, Singin’ in the Rain and The Rainbow Song, as well as folk songs, sea shanties and even music from the 16th century. The B.C. Lupus Society is a favourite sister organization of the B.C. Girls

choir. A choir press release notes that one of the alumni singers suffers from lupus, an autoimmune disease that affects primarily women. The concert is offered up by donation – tax receipts will be issues for donations over $10. Olivet Baptist Church is at Seventh Street and Queens Avenue in New Westminster and is wheelchair-accessible. See www.bcgirlschoir. org or call 604-542-1698 for more details. Do you have an item for Lively City? Send arts and entertainment ideas to Julie, jmaclellan@burnabynow. com. Visit her In the Spotlight blog online at www.burnabynow.com – click on the Opinion tab and follow the link under Blogs.


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Chan. “You have to try the Peking duck,” said Chan of the $32.98 delicacy that is actually two dishes in one. Chan delicately slices the crispy skin off the duck right in front of you, and then you wrap it up in the Chinese pancake with a little bit of Hoisin sauce, and you have a Chinese delicacy. Chan has three decades of hospitality experience, and he’s ready and eager to explain every dish on the menu to diners. “The duck is very tender,” said Little Sis. “A nice start to the meal.” The second dish is a lettuce wrap, with the duck meat minced with nuts and eaten with Hoisin sauce. “I really like how the nuts go with the sauce,” said my mom, whom I consider my Chinese food expert. “Very good and a very good price.” That’s music to Kong’s Grand Dynasty Page 14

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Grand Dynasty: High-end food offerings – without the high-end prices continued from page 13

ears, as he wanted the perfect mix of high-end Chinese meals without the accompanying high-end prices. Next up were a couple of So’s signature dishes, the sweet and sour rock cod and the prawns, served in a circular bed of broccoli. “Using the freshest healthiest ingredients and

serving them with my own artistic style,” said So, “that’s what we’re trying to do at Grand Dynasty.” So is a 32-year-veteran of the kitchen, and he believes how a dish looks is as important as how it tastes. That’s why when the fish comes out, it appears the fish is looking right at us, daring us to eat. Well, we know who

won that staredown because So’s handiwork is quite tasty, with the sweet sauce meshing nicely with the tender flaked white meat that literally falls off the bone into your mouth. The prawns were as large as golf balls, and I couldn’t have enough of them. When the scallops, served with sweet peas and

celery, came out, we could see that the overarching theme of plump, succulent seafood was continuing with this dish. “Our customers say we have some of the best seafood anywhere,” said Kong. And who was I to argue, as I had to fend off family for my share of the scallops.

We finished with the sweet-and-sour pork, which featured generous meat portions and the underrated honeydew melon balls comprising part of the sweetness. It was almost too much food for us, but as all Chinese people know, it’s a sign of disrespect if you don’t have enough food for everybody at the table.

That’s why there’s always a little something to take home for a late-night snack or lunch the next day. “I’d definitely come back,” said Momma Lau. “And next time, we’re bringing the rest of the family,” added Little Sis. Grand Dynasty Seafood Restaurant is at 4331 Dominion St. Call 604-4326002.

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Check out a photo of Patrick Moriarity dancing, and you’d never guess he’s the guy who used to stand in the corner and refuse to dance. The photos show a confident man with the posture and attitude of a poised, professional salsa dancer. They don’t show the guy who was too scared to even try to move on a dance floor. Moriarity can laugh now, a little, about that guy, remembering the one time he did try to dance – in the safety of his own bedroom, with the door closed. “I just felt really stupid,” he says now, with a bit of a chuckle. “I truly was horrified to dance.” He was a teenager then. Flash forward to age 36, and Moriarity is running his own salsa dance company, Dance Vancouver, and getting ready to take to the stage at the Vancouver International Salsafestival this week. Moriarity, who lived and taught in Burnaby for six years, will be one of the instructors for a full-day introductory salsa bootcamp being held Saturday. He’ll also take to the stage on Friday night with partner Scarlet Sanchez-Fuentes, alongside their mentors, John Navarez and Liz Rojas of Salsamania in San Francisco. It’s a big leap from where Moriarity used to be – and even more of a leap when you consider that he didn’t even take up dancing till age 27. Though he’d always had a hidden hankering to learn to dance, he didn’t do anything about it until a painful breakup made him take stock of his life. His mother told him he should take the time to pursue things he was passionate about. “At that time, I wasn’t really passionate about anything,” Moriarity says. That fact struck him as so sad that he

realized it was time to tackle that “things I’ve always wanted to try” list. He had a brief fling with mountain biking – which ended when a fall convinced him he could seriously hurt himself – and then moved on to dancing. He hasn’t looked back. Moriarity was drawn to salsa because it came wrapped up in a social package, with organized dance events at clubs around Vancouver. At first, he pursued salsa as just a social and recreational outing. But, he notes, he gradually got drawn further into the world and realized that it was, indeed, something he was truly passionate about. “There’s something a little bit deeper, at least for me, when it comes to dancing,” he says. By 2006, he was so immersed in salsa dancing that he was running his own company, Dance Vancouver, which offers salsa lessons at various clubs and venues around Vancouver. These days, he laughs, it’s gotten so busy that he and Sanchez-Fuentes are going to have to figure out how to duplicate themselves to get everything done. But he’s excited to be part of Salsafestival this weekend. Teaching the beginner bootcamp, in particular, appeals to him because it gives him a chance to share his message about salsa: “It’s something everybody and anybody can do, and everybody and anybody is welcome.” If he can, he says, anyone can. “I’m just a totally regular guy,” he says. “I had zero, zero, zero training. I came into this with no background and a lot of fear.” For a full schedule of classes offered by Dance Vancouver, check out the website at www.dancevancouver.ca. Salsafestival is on March 3 to 6 at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver. See www.salsafestival.ca.

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20 Young guns surprise 21 D-man named all-star

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Athletes win six gold at Winter Games Tom Berridge

sports editor

Burnaby athletes won a total of 17 medals at the Canada Winter Games, including six gold. Burnaby North Secondary student Shirley Fu was a big winner, taking gold in both the women’s singles and doubles table tennis finals in the final weekend of the Halifax Games. Fu defeated Annie Coulombe of Quebec 11-4, 11-7, 9-11, 11-1 in championship singles play on Feb. 25. She swept Jiawei Liu of Ontario in straight sets in the semifinals. Fu also teamed with Michelle Liaw for gold in doubles, winning her second first-place medal with an 11-4, 11-13, 13-11, 11-9 victory over Yu Bo Zhang and Jasmin Yao of Alberta on Saturday. The 15-year-old Fu also shared a team bronze with 13-year-old Michael Yue of Burnaby and the B.C. team earlier in the week. Yue brought back a second bronze medal in the mixed doubles. Yue and 11-year-old Tian Xaio Zhou gave up three and six years, respectively, to their older opponents from Quebec, Mathieu Thériault and Li Quan Ly, but managed an 11-7, 8-11, 11-3, 8-11, 11-6 win in the consolation final on Saturday. The young pair lost to eventual gold medallists Jimmy Pintea and Hollie Lau of Ontario 3-2 in the semifinals. Earlier in the week, visually impaired Burnaby ath-

lete Courtney Knight won a pair of silver medals in para-nordic cross-country skiing at the Games. The Paralympic skier won her first second-place medal with guide Andrea Bunton in the 2.5 kilometre standing free para female race on Feb. 21. Knight earned her second silver medal on Feb. 22 in the 1,000 metre standing sprint. Last Thursday, Knight won a third medal, this time a bronze, in the 5 km standing classic para female cross-country. In figure skating, Burnaby ice dancers Zhao Kai Pang and Timothy Lum placed first and third, respectively, in the novice finals. Pang, a 15-year-old Moscrop student, and 14year-old partner Madeline Edwards scored 91.21 total points, including a high 63.62 score following the free dance to win gold. Lum, 16, and 12-year-old partner Noa Bruser won the bronze with a 60.68 free dance score to give the pair 87.14 total points. Burnaby Centre of Excellence skater Adonis Wong took gold in the prenovice men’s singles after a second-place short program. Wong scored 50.76 in the free skate to beat Quebec’s Bennet Toman with an 82.24 final score. Clinton Wong of Burnaby shared in a team silver medal in badminton on the final day of competition, losing 3-2 to Ontario. Wong, 17, made it to the quarter-finals of the men’s Games Page 21

21 AAA hoops at Douglas

Volley Royals win B.C. bronze Tom Berridge

sports editor

Central final. Saheel Khan was a bronze medallist for Central at 90 kg. Central had petioned in possible medallists and top seed Cedric Bihis at 51 kg and Grade 9 Arsh Chugh at 41 kg, a top-four provincial finalist last year, but neither placed in the top six. If both wrestlers had matched their podium finishes from last season, Central would have gone home with a third consecutive boys’ banner, said head coach Gianni Buono. “If (Bihis) had medalled and had (Chugh) come fourth, we would have won the thing, and both things should have happened,” Buono said. Bihis lost to Burnaby South’s Melvin Arciaga in the quarter-finals. He was later pinned in a match on the back side of the draw. The same thing happened to Chugh, who fell prey to technical errors despite leading on points in both his losses.

Douglas College won a bronze medal in men’s volleyball at the B.C. Colleges’ provincial championships in Kelowna Saturday. TheDouglasRoyalscame back to defeat Vancouver Island University in a marathon 3-2 consolation final 15-25, 25-23, 22-25, 25-18, 15-9. Host University of B.C. Okanagan defeated Columbia Bible College 31 in the men’s gold medal final. Defence played a key factor in the win for Douglas. The Royals outdigged the Mariners and registered twice as many blocks in the back-and-fourth contest. Burnaby freshman libero Jordan Or had a team and career-high 23 of the Royals’ 52 digs in the final. Burnaby North grad Jeff Taylor had eight kills for Douglas in the final. The No 2-seeded Royals were upset 3-0 by the eventual runner-up in their semifinal on Friday. Both teams finished the regular season with identical 9-5 records. Taylor led Douglas in kills with a game-high 15 winners in the loss to CBC. Taylor led the college regular season in kills with 222, averaging 4.44 per game. He also topped all players in total offensive statistics, including blocks, kills and aces. Taylor, a 6-6 outside hitter, was second in overall service aces with 23. Capilano University

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Called off: The final day of the Tier 2 field lacrosse youth championships was postponed due to snow at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex-West on Saturday.

Central third at mat B.C.s Tom Berridge sports editor

Burnaby Central was a medal or two away from a third straight provincial boys’ wrestling banner. The Wildcat boys finished with 54 points in one of the tightest finishes in years at the B.C. high school championships in Abbotsford on Saturday. Rick Hansen won the overall boys’ title with 67 points, while aggregate winner, Alberni District, took second place with 58 points. Highly favoured W.J. Mouat and two-time defending runner-up Guildford Park were fourth and fifth, respectively, with 50 and 49 points. Saekwon Brown dominated at the lightweight 38-kilogram group, outclassing runner-up Cole Christiansen of Argyle in the championship final. Heavyweights Parm and Amir Dhesi were the class of the 110 kg weight division, placing one-two in an all-Burnaby


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GIRLS BASKETBALL

Unranked Hyacks provincial hoop surprise

Tom Berridge

sports editor

The honourable mention New Westminster Hyacks pulled off yet another exciting finish at the Crehan Cup. The Hyacks, unranked for much of the B.C. AAA high school girls’ basketball season, found a way to win when they had to, securing a berth into the upcoming provincial championships with a 58-44 victory over Point Grey in a consolation semifinal at Handsworth Secondary on Friday. New Westminster wound up as the Lower Mainland fourth seed following a 71-50 loss to Carson Graham in the final placing game on Saturday. Earlier at the Mainlands, the Hyacks edged No. 12 Carson Graham 45-41. “When you have a Grade 9, two 10s and two 11s, it’s pretty remarkable,” said Hyack head coach Doug Woodward after Friday’s win. “We’re like a junior team. That’s why we make a lot of mistakes. But it’s how we play.” But there was little to fault the young Hyacks

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with in the pivotal berthclinching matchup with Point Grey. Despite giving up an 80 start to the Vancouver school, New Westminster remained poised, working the ball inside to Jettie McLaughlin, who shaved the deficit to one point by the end of the first quarter, potting four-of-six free throws. The Hyacks then gained the upper hand in the second quarter. Junior guard Meriam Ali drained three of three free throws to tie the score 14-14 early in the period. Grade 10 Kelsey Lonergan came off the bench to score a pair of breakaway buckets that put New Westminster into the lead for good. Team captain Ariana Sider potted four twopointers in the quarter and finished the game with a game-high 15 points. Katie Hole of Point Grey also scored 15 points, including three three-pointers. The Hyacks outscored Point Grey 19-8 in the second quarter. “I didn’t hit key shots,

my team hit key shots,” Sider said. “It’s great when everyone tells you you can’t do it and you prove them wrong.” And New West proved the pundits wrong with youth and heart. Injured guard Jaylen Canton came off the bench with six key second-half points. Ali and Lonergan nailed 10 and eight points, respectively. Grade 9 forward Amanda Zacharuk chipped in with seven points, while McLaughlin contributed a dozen to the win. “I wouldn’t trade anything for this group of girls,” Sider added. “It hasn’t sunk in yet, but we’re going to bring it in the provincials.” Argyle claimed the No. 1 Lower Mainland seed following a 69-64 win over Handsworth in the Crehan Cup final on Saturday. Kitsilano earned a B.C. wild card with a 69-31 win over Point Grey also Saturday. The B.C. AAA championships will take place at Capilano University from March 9 to 12.

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D-man named all-star Burnaby’s Joey LaLeggia was named to the B.C. Hockey League Interior conference all-star team on defence Feb. 25. The second-year Penticton Vees blueliner currently leads all D-men

Volley: continued from page 19

in scoring with 20 goals and 62 assists. He was the first star with a goal and two assists in Penticton’s 5-1 win over Quesnel in Game 2 of the Vees’ opening best-ofseven playoff.

Wrestle: STM girls fifth continued from page 19

“For us, we’ve been in so many situations where our margin for error in the past was slim, but we were able to perform our best. In this tournament, we weren’t able to do that,” Buono added. Still there were many positives for Central. First-year senior Adam Chang earned valuable points for the Wildcats’ team with a sixth-place finish at 57 kg. “(Chang) wrestled really well. He was really a bright light,” said Buono. Trevor Dezeeuw also came within a match of placing for Central. Arciaga won the gold medal at 51 kg for Burnaby South, while schoolmate Abid Jaber was second at 54 kg finishing behind Guildford Park’s Octavio Villena. Abdullah Saib of South finished in sixth spot at 48 kg to help the Rebel boys finish in a tie for ninth overall with Yale, both with 29 points. St. Thomas More placed two wrestlers in the top six. Joshua Juni was fourth in the 38 kg weight class. Darthe Capellan was sixth at 51 kg. STM placed fifth in the aggregate girls’ team standings. Monika Bodgorski won her weight class at 64 kg. Clarisse Dos Santos won the bronze medal at 47 kg, while Maegan Chow also finished third at 40 kg. Azra Ivziku won a gold medal for the 10-place-finishing South girls at 47 kg. Smithers won its first B.C. girls’ provincial banner with 58 points. Alberni District was runner-up with 40 points. Yale placed third.

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Golden girl: Shirley Fu, seen here at last year’s B.C. high school championships, won two individual gold medals in table tennis at the Canada Winter Games.

Games: More medals in gymnastics continued from page 19

singles before falling 20 to eventual champion Alex Pang of Alberta. In the first week of competition, Briannah Tsang of Burnaby won an individual gold on vault and a bronze on floor exercises in artistic gymnastics. Tsang also shared a team silver along with Tamara

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Kung of Burnaby. Sam Reinhart and Jackson Houck of the Northwest Giants major midget hockey team helped B.C. to a gold medal. Burnaby skip Daniel Wenzek lost 6-5 to Quebec in a cross-over match in men’s curling. Wenzek’s rink had a record of 2-3 to

finish fourth in pool play. Kimberly Newell of Burnaby backstopped Team B.C.’s girls’ hockey team to sixth place overall. B.C. lost 4-0 to Quebec in the crossover matchup. Gabriela de Sousa placed seventh in judo with a record of 2-2 in the women’s 52 to 57 kilogram weight class.

freshman Ben Ta finished eighth in the league with 30 blocks. In women’s play, Alicia Catalano of Burnaby registered three kills, two service aces, four digs, two blocks and six block assists for the third-place Capilano University Blues. Capilano defeated the University of the Fraser Valley 3-1 for the bronze medal. Host UBC Okanagan defeated Vancouver Island University 3-2 in the women’s semifinal. The second-year middle hitter from St. Thomas More had six kills and five stuff blocks in the semifinal win.

AAA hoops The Lower Mainland AAA high school boys’ basketball championships finishes up at Douglas College this weekend. The final eight begins Thursday at 3 p.m. with Byrne Creek against Winston Churchill. No. 1 Burnaby South takes on Charles Tupper at 6:30 p.m.


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We Believe in You.

INDEX Community Notices ....................................1000 Announcements ...............................................1119 Employment..........................................................1200 Education .................................................................1400 Special Occasions...........................................1600 Marketplace ..........................................................2000 Children ......................................................................3000 Pets & Livestock ...............................................3500 Health............................................................................4000 Travel & Recreation ......................................4500 Business & Finance .......................................5000 Legals ............................................................................5500 Real Estate ..............................................................6000 Rentals .........................................................................6500 Personals ...................................................................7000 Service Directory .............................................8000 Transportation ....................................................9000

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Obituaries

PAZURIK Marion Sadly we announce the passing of Marion Pazurik. She passed away peacefully on February 23, 2011. She is survived by her husband Lawrence, her sons David and Jan (Anita), and her grandson Lorenzo. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday March 05, 2011 at the Salvation Army, New Westminster. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Salvation Army.

Announcements

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CRIMINAL RECORD? Canadian pardon seals record. American waiver allows legal entry. Why risk employment, business, travel, licensing, deportation? All CANADIAN / AMERICAN Work & Travel Visa’s. 604-282-6668 or 1-800-347-2540

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Career Services/ Job Search

LEARN FROM HOME EARN FROM HOME CanScribe Career College offers online courses: Medical Transcription and Computers. Great work at-home opportunities. Enrol today! 1-800-466-1535 www.canscribe.com info@canscribe.com

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Drivers

Lost & Found DRIVERS WANTED:

Grey Fluffy Cat missing since Sunday Feb 20 in Forrest Grove area. (1.5 yrs old, all grey, female, tatoo, friendly. Reward. Family missed! ♥ Call 604-422-0082

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LOST KEYS on Ring on Feb 24th at New west Quay. Reward. Gail 1-604-853-7800

FREE

Registration Site

if you have lost or found a dog

Terrific career opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects using non-destructive testing. No Exp. Needed!! Plus Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation and benefits pkg. Skills Needed- Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License-AZ, DZ 3 or 1 High School Diploma or GED Apply online at www.sperryrail.com under careers, Click here to apply, keyword Driver. DRIVERS/OWNER OPERATORS Wanted. Truck contractors need drivers with log haul experience and clean driver’s abstract. Owner operators needed with 6, 7, 8 axle log trailers. Visit: www.alpac.ca or call 1-800-661-5210 (ext. 8173).

www.LostnHound.com

Announcements

Welcome Wagon Vancouver Spring 2011 Bridal Showcase

Door Prizes Gift Bag for Brides Fashion Show Special Displays Sandman Inn 180 West Georgia St Date: April 10th Doors Open: 3:30 pm Reserve Your Seat Call Jane at 604-922-0612 or Register Online at www.welcomewagon.ca Sponsor tables still available call Bonnie 604-612-1096

LOGGING COMPANY looking for Owner Operator Logging Truck Contractors. Short/long log for Mackenzie area. Fax 250-714-0525 Phone 250-714-1191 ext 225, ben@bcland.com include references and capabilities. PLANET LAZER has F/T Night Manager position avail. Fax resumes to: 604 514-2292

All advertising published in this newspaper is accepted on the premise that the merchandise and services offered are accurately described and willingly sold to buyers at the advertised prices. Advertisers are aware of these conditions. Advertising that does not conform to these standards or that is deceptive or misleading, is never knowingly accepted. If any reader encounters non-compliance with these standards we ask that you inform the Publisher of this newspaper and The Advertising Standards Council of B.C. OMISSION AND ERROR: The publishers do not guarantee the insertion of a particular advertisement on a specified date, or at all, although every effort will be made to meet the wishes of the advertisers. Further, the publishers do not accept liability for any loss or damage caused by an error or inaccuracy in the printing of an advertisement beyond the amount paid for the space actually occupied by the portion of the advertisement in which the error occurred. Any corrections or changes will be made in the next available issue. The Burnaby Now & The New Westminster Record will be responsible for only one incorrect insertion with liability limited to that portion of the advertisement affected by the error. Request for adjustments or corrections on charges must be made within 30 days of the ad’s expiration. For best results please

check your ad for accuracy the first day it appears. Refunds made only after 7 business days notice!

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Classified Line Ad Deadlines

Wed. Newspaper - Fri. 2:45pm Sat. Newspaper - Wed. 2:45pm

Wed. Newspaper - Mon. 2:45pm Sat. Newspaper - Thur. 2:45pm

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PHOENIX FENCE HIRING Chain Link Fence Installers for Edmonton & Calgary, Alberta. Full-time, premium wages, overtime, benefits, bonus, relocation program. Call Dale 1-800-661-9847. Fax resume: 780-447-2512. Email: dzaps@phoenixfence.ca SWIFT DEMOLITION SERVICES Require experienced demolition crew for asbestos removal. Pay up to $20/hour. Must have own transportation. Call 604-353-7618 WANT A CAREER as an Artist? Register for Visual Arts Diploma program. Multi-use workshop, painting, drawing, sculpture studios. No portfolio required. Grande Prairie Regional College. University Transferable. Call 1-780-539-2909 or www.gprc.ab.ca Become a Registered Personal Trainer. Earn up to $70/hr. Government Financial Aid may be available. Hilltop 604-930-8377 See our ad in todays paper under Education.

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Trades/Technical

BANNISTER GM in Edson, Alberta requires Journeyman Automotive and Collision/Painter Technicians. We offer Veteran Managers and Supervisors in a family owned operation. Signing bonuses, moving allowances, and top pay come with the right applicant. Apply in confidence to: dean@bannisteredson.com EXCLUSIVE FINNING/ CATERPILLAR Mechanic training. GPRC Fairview Campus. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning. High school diploma, grade 12 Math, Science, English, mechanical aptitude required. Write apprenticeship exams. 1-888-999-7882 gprc.ab.ca/fairview September 2011 GET YOUR FOOT in the garage door. General Mechanic training. Learn basic engine theory, power train, suspension, job safety. First step to automotive/heavy duty apprenticeship. GPRC Fairview College campus. 1-888-999-7882 www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview Langley Forklift Shop looking for Mechanic. Email: prime7@ telus.net or fax 604-534-3019

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

LABORATORY ASSISTANT Acme Analytical Laboratories (Vancouver), a premier BC mining laboratory, is looking to fill various Laboratory Assistant positions in Vancouver. Must be able to handle up to 40 lbs as some heavy manual labor may be required. Experience in a lab environment an asset but training will be provided. Starting wage of approximately $12 (combination of base hourly rate and daily production bonus). Detailed descriptions of the various positions are available on Acme’s website:

Flynn Canada Ltd. is hiring F/T Flat Roofers Panel/Wall Cladders Glaziers

With 2+ years of experience. Foreman positions available. Top industry wages based on experience, medical, dental, overtime pay, RRSP matching with all positions. Email: mamaranto@flynn.ca or Fax to: 604-531-4026

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NASITTUQ CORPORATION TEMPORARY POSITIONS AT VARIOUS NORTHERN SITES (April to October 2011) Exciting employment opportunities in Canada’s Arctic include: Bear Monitors, Labourers, Building Custodians, Heavy Equipment Operators, Chefs, HVAC, Riggers, Carpenters, Plumbers, Electricians, Vehicle/Diesel Mechanics, Power Plant Operators, Weather Observers, Project Coordinators, Site Supervisors, Warehouse persons. For more information, visit our website @ www.nasittuq.com Submit your resume to: HR Recruitment, Nasittuq Corporation, 100-170 Laurier Ave West, Ottawa, ON, KIP 5V5, Fax: (613) 787-3888 or E-mail: recruit@nasittuq.ca Nasittuq is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified groups. Beneficiary Land Claim applicants from Inuvialuit/Nunavut/Nunatsiavut/ Nunavik are encouraged to apply and self-identify.

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

FEATUREDEMPLOYMENT CUSTOMER SERVICE REP

Apex Aluminum extrusions is looking for a customer service rep who will be responsible for responding to customer inquires, taking and processing orders and ensuring that any problems customers are experiencing are resolved. Qualifications, minimum one year experience in metals industry. Experience using MS Office and specialized software. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to calculate figures and amounts. Ability to solve practical problems in situations where only limited standardization exists. To apply, please email or fax your resume and a cover letter outlining why you believe you are a good Customer Service Representative. By email: bill@apexextrusions.ca • By Fax: 604-882-3517 Attention Bill • Do not phone about this position.

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Interested parties should submit resume and cover letter by email as instructed on the website.

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Teachers/ Instructors

NORTH STAR Montessori Elem. hiring Early Childhood Educator BA/AMI/ECE/IST/1st Aid Cert. Req’d. Min. 1 yr of exp. as a head teacher. $34k/year. Fax: 604-980-1805

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EDUCATION

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Driving Lessons

AFFORDABLE DRIVING LESSONS!!! Class 5 & 7 Spec. Promo: $30 each for first 2 lessons! ( 1 hour) Door to door service! Gov’t Lic. Instructor. Metropolis Driving School 604 518 7949 or visit: www. metropolisdriving.com

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APARTMENT/CONDOMINIUM MANAGERS (CRM) home study course. Many jobs registered with us across Canada! Thousands of grads working! Government certified. 30 years of success! www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-665-8339, 604-681-5456 FOODSAFE 1 DAY COURSES Guaranteed best value! Six Metro Vancouver Locations: Vancouver • Burnaby • Surrey • Richmond • Coquitlam • Maple Ridge All our Instructors are also working local Health Inspectors! Classes held each week & weekend! Course materials available in 6 languages. Same-day Certification. Visit our website at www.foodsafe-courses.com or call 604-272-7213 ADVANCE Hospitality Education – B.C.’s #1 Choice for Foodsafe & WorldHost Training.

From here. To career.

Hilltop Academy 604-930-8377 Enter to win FREE TUITION for March class!!

Become a Registered Personal Trainer • Earn up to $70/hr. • Government Financial Aid may be available.

The Shortest Path To Your Business Career

Optician Training *6-month course starts April 4th, 2011

BC College Of Optics 604-581-0101

www.bccollegeofoptics.ca

Train today for: • Accounting & Payroll Administrator • Business Admin. • Human Resources

FOODSAFE 1 DAY COURSES – ONLY $62!

Burnaby: Mar 13 or Apr 2 Vancouver: Every Sat, Sun & Mon Also Coq • Sry • Rcmd • M.Ridge • Lgly Health Inspector Instructors! ADVANCE Hospitality Education BC’s #1 Foodsafe Choice Since 2003!

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In a matter of months, you can earn your diploma from CDI College in one of more than 50 programs in Business, Health Care, and Technology. With campuses in Vancouver, Surrey, Richmond, Burnaby, Abbotsford and 18 across Canada, CDI College is closer than you think.

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

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Accounting/ Bookkeeping

TAX RETURNS

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

For Individuals, Self-Employed, Small Business. From $30, NETFILE or Paper File.

TOADY’S

Tel: 604 616 2472

• Personal & E-File Services • Self-Employed Filings Starting @ $40.00! Licensed. Prompt Service. Call Nick Office: 604-430-1981

Find your car at

Income Tax

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Certified General Accountant. Confidential and Reliable.

Accounting/Bookkeeping

Ready for your career? Make the call.

Accounting & Payroll Administrator • Accounting Certificate • Addictions & Community Services Worker • Bu Administration • Computer Business Applications Specialist • Computer Programmer • Dental Receptionist Coordinator • Event Coo & Management • Expanded Training in Orthodontics • Health Care Assistant • Help Desk Analyst • Intra Oral Dental Assistant • Introduction Computing •Law Enforcement Foundations • Legal Administrative Assistant • Medical Office Assistant • Mi Office Specialist •Network & Database Administrator • Network & Internet Security Specialist • Network Administrator • Paralegal • Pharm Technician • Practical Nursing • Programmer Analysts/ISD • Programmer Analysts/Web • Rehabilitation Assistant • Travel & Tourism

• Fast, Accurate, Friendly • Year-Round Service • Accounting & Bookkeeping • Instant Tax Refund • US Tax & Corporate Tax • Monday-Saturday – 9am-7pm Office Locations:

Burnaby: 4331 Hastings Street, Burnaby V4N 1L6 604-293-1335 New West: 436 - 12th Street, New Westminster V3M 4H8 604-517-5474

Call: 1-866-871-1040

Make the call 1 800-360-7186 ready.cdicollege.ca .com/CDICollege

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MARKETPLACE PETS & LIVESTOCK

2010

Appliances

APT. & FULL SIZE

All Like New! Fridge, Stove, Washer, Dryer, Stacker

100 & up

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For Sale Miscellaneous

WANT A CAREER as an Artist? Register for Visual Arts Diploma program. Multi-use workshop, painting, drawing, sculpture studios. No portfolio required. Grande Prairie Regional College. University Transferable. Call 1-780-539-2909 or www.gprc.ab.ca

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604.306.5134 2035

Burial Plots

GARDEN MAUSOLEUM NICHE Double, Forest Lawn Cemetry on Royal Oak. $5500. 604-467-7547

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For Sale Miscellaneous

A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE - Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464 CAN’T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-981-6591 DISCONNECTED PHONE? Phone Factory Home Phone Service. No One Refused! Low Monthly Rate! Calling Features and Unlimited Long Distance Available. Call Phone Factory Today! 1-877-336-2274 www.phonefactory.ca

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Furniture

5 PCE DINING ROOM SET, excellent condition, Pedi stool base w/ solid round glass top. $900. 778-580-5565 (New West)

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Cats

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

STEEL BUILDINGS PRICED TO CLEAR - Holding 2010 steel prices on many models/sizes. Ask about FREE DELIVERY! CALL FOR QUICK SALE QUOTE and FREE BROCHURE 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170

Wanted to Buy

COLLECTOR BUYING: Old toys, postcards, militaria, steamship, railway, hotel items, antiques & collectibles, 604-313-5479

Furniture

★ HOTEL FURNITURE LIQUIDATION ★ New treasures arriving daily!

Any Size Mattress $99, Headboards $50,Nite Tables$50, $50, Mattresses $100, Sofabeds $200, Armoires Dressers $100,Sofa Beds $200, Banquet Chairs $15, Sofa Chairs $50, Dining Chairs $20, Tables $50. Lamps TV’smirrors $30, Armoires $100, 1000’s of$20, lamps, & art... andDrapes much $30 more! Mini-bars $40 ...and much more! We are Canada’s largest supplier of pre-owned furniture. 250 Terminal Ave @ Main St, Vancouver Visit ★Anizco★ Liquidators Hours: Mon to Fri 9-5 +Sat 10-2 Visit ★ANIZCO ★Liquidators 604-682-2528 250 Terminal Ave, Vancouver www.anizco.com 604-682-2528 Hours: Mon-Fri: 9-5, Sat: 10-2 www.anizco.com

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Dogs

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

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Dogs

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Pet Services

BOXER PUPS CKC reg’d, Ready Now, Fawn & White, Exc Pedigree, $900, 604-302-5052 FILA/MASTIFF GUARD DOGS owners best friend. Intruders worst nightmare. all shots, $2000 each. ready now! 604-817-5957

Lumber/Building Supplies

BUILDING SALE... “Rock Bottom Prices!” $3.49 to $11/sq.ft. Immediate orders only - FREE shipping, some exclusions. Up to 90 days to pay. Deposit required. Pioneer Manufacturers since 1980. 1-800-668-5422. See current specials www.pioneersteel.ca

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Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds. www. abetterlifedogrescue.com LAB PUPPIES yellow & black, males & females, view reg’d parents $450. Ph 604-701-1587

BOSTON TERRIER Pups, CKC reg. vet checked, good pedigrees, nicely marked, To view: 604-406-2415 or 1-604-794-3786

SHIH-TZU 1 female & 1 male, 1st shots, dew claws removed, multicoloured, vet ✔, DOB: Jan 14. 604-306-6459 or 604-518-4763

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

STANDARD POODLE pups, CKC reg. brown, black & cream, Chwk. 604-823-2467 ..302-1761

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Livestock/ Poultry

LAYING BROWN HENS. Started Pullets. Tame. Lay well. $9.50ea. Cloverdale. ★ 604 541-0007

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Business Services

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

HOT SPOT FOR SALE

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

Travel Destinations WHISTLER Ski in/Ski out 1 bedroom condo

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Has everything you need! Sleeps 4, complete kitchen, TV, VCR, DVD. Best swimming pool in Whistler, heated year round, jacuzzi, sauna, underground parking. Weekday Special: Sun - Thurs. $119/nt two night min. Info at 604-785-5672 or www.magellan.directvacations.com

CHILDREN Childcare Available

Available April 1. F/T space for 1 yr & up. Some P/T avail now in Lic Daycare. Linda 604-430-4171

Do you need to advertise your Daycare or Preschool ? YORKIE & Havanese X Toy size, 604-590-3727, 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

SUNNY WINTER Specials At Florida’s Best Beach New Smyrna Beach. Stay a week or longer. Plan a beach wedding or family reunion. www.NSBFLA.com or 1-800-541-9621.

*CONNECT WITH YOUR FUTURE* Learn from the past, Master the present! Call A True Psychic NOW! $3.19min 1-877-478-4410 (18+) 1-900-783-3800 Answers to all your questions!

CARPET RESTORATION/CLEANING Stain & Pet’s Odor Specialist Guaranteed Winter Special 15% OFF 604-536-7627 www.Emerald.ChemDry.ca

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Cares!

Metaphysical

PSYCHIC READINGS by Luna. Call for 2 free questions on Love, Money Health, Family, Legal. All advice is life changing. 1-800-207-6030

SHELTIE PUPS, Reg’d, shots, tatoo, family raised. Plus 1 older male pup. $800. 604-526-9943 ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $399+. 604-590-3727, 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com

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Travel Destinations

'Kids on the Go' Feature runs once a month... in The Burnaby Now & The New West Record To place an ad or for more info please Call Virginia 604.444.3051

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Childcare Available

SUNFLOWER DAYCARE 3821 Piper Ave., Burnaby

Spaces avail. for 3-5 yrs. old Fully Qualified ECE Teachers Licensed over 25 years Open from 7:30am to 6pm

604-420-2604

www.sunflowerdaycare.com

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Preschools/ Kindergarten

Precious Minds

Montessori School 1630 Edinburgh St., New West.

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

604.516.7777

DENIED CANADA PENSION PLAN DISABILITY BENEFITS? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Call Allison Schmidt at 1-877-793-3222. www.dcac.ca

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Financial Services

$500 LOAN, NO CREDIT REFUSED. Fast, Easy and Secure. 1-877-776-1660 www.moneyprovider.com IF YOU own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161

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Business Opps/ Franchises

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

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Business Opps/ Franchises

80% COMMISSION TRAVELONLY has 500 agents across Canada. Business opportunities with low investment, unlimited income potential, generous tax/travel benefits. Run your travel company, full-time, part-time from home. Register for FREE seminar, www.travelonly.ca 1-800-608-1117, Ext. 2020. FAMILIES EARNING MORE. Work from home part or full-time. No selling. No inventory. No parties. No large investment or risk. Visit www.familiesearningmore.com

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BUSINESSES FOR SALE

KELOWNA - Upscale Adult Resort 4 Jacuzzi Stes., 6 ½ baths. Salt pool, media room & sauna. Lake, mtn & city views. Private 2 bdrm. res. Fabulous semi-retired lifestyle. Turnkey. $1,549,000. 1-877-762-7831 ClassAct@shaw.ca

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Legal Services

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

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REAL ESTATE Condos/ Townhouses

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BY OWNER, 2 BR, 2 baths, 1044 sqft apt in Gilmore/Hastings area, corner unit, $385,000. Email jims8746@gmail.com

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1997/CHRYSLER INTREPID Sport,Grey color,VIN 2C3HH46TOVH775233. Debtor :Czerniej Wanda Theresia Amount of debt-$1358.48. Vehicle will be sold by Westminster Landing Corp. on 24th day of March, 2011 at #1-13 K de K Court,New Westminster, B.C., V3M 6B6

Notice of Disposition

TAKE NOTICE THAT the City of Burnaby proposes to transfer closed road described as Pcl. A road dedicated by Plan 1071, comprising of a total of 10.9m2 shown outlined on Reference Plan BCP ___ to be consolidated with Lot 1, Subdivision Plan BCP___, All of DL 206, Gp 1, NWD to Milani Holdings Inc. (Inc. No. 0885220) in exchange for dedication of 11.8m2 of land as road.

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Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Burnaby Highgate 2000sf 4 Br 3 1/2ba 1/2 duplex w/side suite $779K 418-1002 id5313 Chilliwack Like New, 3 yr old 816sf 1br+den condo nr mall $184,900 997-0603 id5329 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $99,900 597-8361 id4714 Langley, nr seniors centre 1240sf 2br 2ba condo 55+ bldg $239,900 534-3435 id5297 Langley Resort Living updated 1400sf 2br, 2ba gated tnhse $459K 882-3760 id5324 Sry Sullivan Mews ground lvl 1200sf 2br 2ba tnhse, 55+complex $220K 834-6935 id5136 Sry Bear Creek Park Reduced 1440sf rancher, gated 45+ $279,900 597-0616 id5234 Sry Royal Hts river & Mtn view 3900sf 8br 6ba on 5500sf lot $759,900 537-5952 id5290 Sry Clayton 2yr old beauty 3000sf 6br 3.5ba w/2br bsmt suite $610K 612-9594 id5312 Vanc Mt Pleasant reno’d w/addition, potential for lg family, $1,079,000 732-0568 id5326

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6020 Legal/Public Notices

Houses - Sale

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5505

6020

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Houses - Sale

6020-01

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6050

Out Of Town Property

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6065

Recreation Property

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RENTALS

6505

Apartments & Condos

1BDM APT, 1009 3rd Ave, New West, $690 pm, inc H/W & basic cable, No Pets, Ref Req, 1 yr lease, U/G parking avail 604-525-2599 1BR NEWWEST nr SkyTrain, cats ok, from $795/mo, views, updated, (604)817-3550, www.regencytowers.ca

BBY SOUTHPOINT/EDMONDS newer 2 BR + 2 decks (1 lg deck on rooftop + 1 off br), 1st class condo. $1600. 778-896-2707

6508

Apt/Condos

3 BR, Capital Hill, Bby, courtyard unit in family complex, nr elem & high school, shops & transit. Newly renod, $1150 incls heat, h/w & prkg. Brad 604-377-3183

6508

Apt/Condos

M. RIDGE dwntwn Urbano Complex, 2 br, 2 ba, inste w/d, f/p, 2 ug prkg, nr amen, deck, n/s, n/p, Mar 15. $1100+ utils. Refs. 512-8725

N. WEST 1 BR, $750. Highrise. View, prkg, 3 appls. NS/NP. Now. Refs. Nr skytrn. 604-318-6782

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

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

Coquitlam

BBY. 2 BR. Priv w/d. Nr Skytrain, SFU & Lougheed Mall. Ns/np. $890+util. Av now. 778-895-0675 BBY METROTOWN 2 BR, 2 bth, nr skytrain, 6 appls, w/d, Apr 1, Pets ok, $1500. 604-715-9400

COQ. 3 BR $1,000, 2 BR $900, 1 BR $750, Now/Mar 1, heat, prkg. 778-990-7079 or 604-521-8249

1178 Heffley Crescent

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

COQ • Austin Heights Clean Apts to rent. Sorry no pets. 604-936-5755

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

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

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

NEW WEST 310 - 8 St. Close to skytrain & bus. Lrg 1BR, w/lrg patio. $795 incls heat & storage locker. Cat OK with pet dep. Refs req’d. Call Res Mgr 604-395-5303 NEW WEST 508 - 8 St. Close to Westminster Mall & transit. BACH ste w/balcony, $655 incls heat & storage locker. Lrg 1 BR with balcony $795. Cat ok w/pet dep. Refs req. Res Mgr 604-521-1862 NEW WEST Cozy 1 BR Penthouse, nr all amens, n/s, n/p, $650. Avail Now. 604-783-6003 NEW WEST nr RCH/Skytrain, 1 BR apt, $755/mo, No Pets, quiet complex, Call 604 299-8288 NEW WEST. RENO’d 1 BR & 2 BR. New Kitchen/Bathroom, Carpet, Appliances. From $765-$1085. 604-724-8353

NEW WEST, Sapperton heritage bldg. Bright 2 BR, top flr. Laundry fac. Nr Skytrain & RCH. $895/mo + utils. Immed. 604-828-5309

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

2 BR, 3 appliances, N/S, pet possible. Mar 1, $1100. Lease and excellent refs a must.

KING ALBERT COURT Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.

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

GARDEN VILLA

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

CALL 604 715-7764

65 FIRST STREET

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

ROTARY TOWER 25 Clute St, New West

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

320-9th St, New West

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

CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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

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

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

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

Managed by Colliers International

NEW WEST

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

Call 604-518-5040

Heat, hot water, parking. Available now. Family living, daycare available. Near kids’ park, basketball court and Skytrain.

1 BR $750, 3 BR $1100. No pets.

Whitgift Gardens,

604 939-0944

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

604 420-5636 www.montecitotowers.com

6540

Houses - Rent

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

COQ New Horizon, newly reno’d 3BR, 2 lvls, all new appls, 1900 sf, nr Pinetree Sec, ns/np, Mar 1, $1800/mo, 604 760-6372 N. WEST Wilson, 2 BR Rancher, all appls, garage. Nr RCH. $1450 + utls. NS/NP. 604-377-9134 POCO 3 BR mn flr, kitchen, dining & liv rm, small fam rm, all appls. $1450, Immed. 604-329-9600 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● NEW WEST- 1722-6th Av 2 bdrm HOUSE w/1 suite 2 f/p, Long term finance, lrg fenced yard...$1,288/M SURREY- 6297 - 134 St. Solid 5 Bdrm HOUSE w/2 bdrm suite on 1/4 acre with mtn views.. $1,688M CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification Required

ABBOTSFORD - 3262 Clearbrook Road, 3 bedrooms with 2 bedroom legal suite. Only $1,598/m. Low Down. Flexible Terms. (604) 626-9647 www.wesellhomesbc.com

6450

Miscellaneous Rentals

GATED PARKING AVAILABLE CALL 604 723-8215

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

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

Contact Alex 604-999-9978

SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West

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

CALL 604 525-2122 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

6510

Co-ops

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

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR bsmnt ste, approx 700 sf, reno’d, newer home, heat, h/w, elect, w/d incld, nr Joyce Skytrain, $1,000, immed. 604-782-0026 BBY BRENTWOOD 2 BR mn flr, bright & clean, w/d, $900 + 1/3 utils, ns/np, Now. 778-223-2454

BBY, Deer Lake. 3 BR, upper. $1250 + 1⁄3 util. 1 BR + den, g/l, $680 incl hydro. Sh’d w/d. Ns/np. Quiet, greenbelt area. Big yard. March 15 or Apr 1. 604-836-2710 BBY HTS Bach, priv ent, own w/d, n/p, Mar 1, st prkg, nr transit, $750 incls all utils. 604-765-2869

New Westminster

Post 83 Co-op

2 BR, $925 February special $525

HOST FAMILY wanted. Please call us at 604-688-1928 or email: globalstudyedu@gmail.com

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

or Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774

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

Homestay

22588 Royal Crescent Ave, Maple Ridge

EL PRESIDENTE

ARBOUR GREENE

6535

Bayside Property Services Ltd.

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

VILLA MARGARETA 401 Westview St, Coq

NEW WEST, 1 BR Penthouse, VIEW, priv deck, newly reno’d. $980 incls heat/hot water, deluxe cable. NS/NP • 604-521-4180

New Westminster

415 Westview St, Coq

office: 604- 936-3907

AMBER (W)

Apt/Condos

JUNIPER COURT

1300 King Albert, Coq COQ AUSTIN & BLUE MTN. 1 BR, $750 & Bach $620. Av now. Incl h/w, Bldg W/D. 778-865-6696

6508

As new 1 & den, west facing condo, 5 appls, exercise fac. Lease & exc ref a must. $1050.

office: 604- 939-8905 cell: 604- 916-0261 COQ, 325 Casey. X-Lrg 1 BR, w/cbl, avail now. Pets & Child ok. Frm: $775. Quiet. 604-339-2316

To place your ad call

604-444-3000

BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-10

North Burnaby

RENO’D 2 BR apt to share, modern, clean, pool, gym, sauna, all utils incls, all bedding & accessories incls, n/s, n/p, suits working professinal. $600. 604-862-0474. empress_master@hotmail.com

6595-15

South Burnaby

BBY EDMONDS/S/TRAIN area master BR, own bath, 60+ female, n/s. $400 incls cable, utils, w/d, pkng. Av Now. 604-544-2600 BBY S. wrkg or student fem, N/s, priv BR in hse, priv ent, own bth, fridge, micro, alarm, 1 blk transit, $480/mo, Mar 1. 604-526-6639

6595-20

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

POCO, Own BR, $425 incls utils, W/D, share home. NS/NP. Avail Now. Nr Coq Ctr. 604-475-0262

BBY METROTOWN, Quiet 2 BR bsmt, w/d, $750 + 2/3 utils, n/p, n/s, Avail Mar 15. 604-430-8144 BBY, N. 1 BR 900sf ste avail now. $850 incls utls. Nr transit, SFU, BCIT. NS/NP. Ref. 604-294-6951 BBY, N. 1 BR bsmt ste avail Mar 1. Nr transit, mall, grocery. Suits 1. Furn’d or Unfurn’d. NS/NP. $725 incls utls, cbl. 604-299-1852 BBY N. BCIT Newer 2 BR, grnd flr, $775 incls utls. N/S, N/P. Avail now. Very cln. 604-293-2295 BBY S. Lrg 1 BR gr lev, priv entry, inste W/D, quiet, $850 incls utls. NS/NP. Suits adult couple. Refs. Burnfield Cres. 604-526-7335

Suites/Partial Houses

COQ, Huge 2 BR g/l ste, new paint & open kit, lam flrs, back yd, $1000 + 1/3 utils, 778-896-6114 COQ, Lough Mall. 2 BR, g/lvl. Priv w/d & ent. F/ba. Ns/Np. $985/mo incls utils. Immed. 604-931-3677 COQ LRG bright bachlorette, sep entry, W/D, f/bath. Lrg storage, cov’d deck. Quiet, N/S. Cat OK. $625 incls utls. 604-475-0184

6605

Townhouses Rent

WOODLAND PARK

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

Contact 604-939-0221 COQ, Westwood Plateau. Beautiful 2 BR & den g/lvl. Hot tub, 7 appl. 1400 sf. Ns/np. $1,475 + util. 1 year lease. Now. 604-945-9594 MAPLE RIDGE 1 BR bsmt ste, sep entry, newer home, 1100 sq ft, own w/d, d/w, $875 incl utils, pet neg, ns, Mar 1. 604-512-5921 N. WEST, Queensborough, 3 BR, main flr, 1 bath, $1100/mo + utils, available immed, own parking. 604-722-5550 or 604-671-8389 NEW WEST McBride, Clean quiet 2 BR Upper, W/D, prkg. NS/Sm pet ok. $1000/mo. 604-544-5852

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RIVERS INLET Townhouses

(Coquitlam Centre area) • 2 BR Townhouse • 3 BR Townhouse 1.5 bath, 2 levels, 5 appls, decorative fireplace, carport. Sorry no pets. • 1 & 2 BR Apts also avail.

Call 604-942-2012

POCO NEW Upper lrg 2 BR. $1150 incls utils, W/D, W/D, rad heat, f/bath, alarm. NS/NP. 604-468-2940 or 604-970-7672

6605

Townhouses Rent

COQ 1 BR g/lvl, nr Miller Park, $750 inc util, suits sngle, w/d, Mar 1. no dogs. Ref. 604-936-2206

COQUITLAM 2 BR townhouse , quiet family complex, no pets. $920. Call 604-942-2277.

COQ. 2 BR, 900 sq ft, grnd lev, priv ent & w/d, N/p, N/s, cls to bus route & Hwy, $925/mo incls hydro & heat. Call 604-529-1880

M. RIDGE. 3 BR + den, 2.5 bath, 5 appl, 2 prkg. 1455 sf. $1425/mo. Nr WCE. Immed. 604-941-5594

COQ 3121 Pattulo. 2 BR bsmt, f/bath, own w/d, all appl. $995 incl util. 2 min to Coq Centre. Great location! Immed. 778-688-2594

POCO 2 BR T/H $765, $785 & $830/mo. Quiet-family complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 604-464-0034

PITT MEADOWS 3 BR T/H, quiet family complex, Rent geared to income, n/p, 604-465-4851

7005

Body Work

HAPPY GIRL MASSAGE 778-318-3456

7010

Personals

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. 1-877-804-5381. (18+)

HOME SERVICES

8010

Alarm/Security

ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.

8030

Carpentry

* RENOS * Bsmt refinish * Drywall * Bath Tiles * Windows * Doors * Stairs. Call Norm 604-437-1470

8055

Cleaning

2 FILIPINO exp’d. cleaning ladies, houses, apts, offices, $18/hr 604-537-8375 / 294-9223 A.S.B.A. ENTERPRISE. Comm/ Res. Free Est. $20/hour includes supplies. Insured. 604-723-0162 EXP’D & reliable cleaning lady avail. Refs avail upon request. Please call 604-676-0263

8060

Concrete

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

8073

Drainage

New Westminster

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

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

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

6595-40

6602

8075

Drywall

ALL WORK GUARANTEED

J.A. CONSTRUCTION

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

604-916-7729 JEFF

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

8080

8087

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

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

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Electrical

Always On Electric Electrical Contractor Residential & Commercial Free Est. Lic/Bonded

Dmitry 778-999-8513

Dmitry@alwaysonelectric.ca Lic#102814 #1113 Low Cost Electric 522-3435 Comm/Res/Panel change Heating/Appl Repair. Lic & Bonded. # 104787 LIC. ELECTRICIAN For hire. Love small jobs. Great rates. Call 778-822-8710

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

8125

Gutters

ADANAC GUTTERS- Installation of continuous gutters, cleaning & repairs. Call ....604-676-1085 PRESSURE WASHING, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs Call George • 778-859-7793

8155

Landscaping

★ AMAZING TOUCH LAND’G ★ Bobcat, paving, retaining walls, turf, planting, etc. 604-889-4083

ABACUS ELECTRIC.ca Lic Elect Contr 97222. 40 years exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493. DOUBLE - 0 LANDSCAPING Bobcat (small jobs), lawn care & power raking. Call 778-885-2984 Electrician Lic#95323, Bonded, Affordable Com/Res. No Job too small. 25 yrs exp. 604 727-2306 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

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

Home Services

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HOME SERVICES

8160

Lawn & Garden

Winter Services Same Day Service, Fully Insured

SNOW REMOVAL

• Yard Clean-Ups • Pruning • Gutters • Landscaping

• Xmas Lights • Hedges • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs

8193

Oil Tank Removal

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

8250

Burnaby NOW • Wednesday, March 2, 2011 • A27

Roofing

ALL-PRO TANK REMOVAL Detection & Removal of Oil Tanks * BEST PRICE GUARANTEED

778-223-8265 FREE EST.

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

Complete HOME Renovations Commercial & Residential Greg • 604-818-0165

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

604-728-3009

www.jkbconstruction.com

Advantage Building Maintenance: •Roof •Chimney •Skylight Repairs •FREE Estimate 604-802-1918 Roof Snow Removal by RCABC Cert’d ROOFERS. 50 years exp. Dunrite Roofing • 604-522-8516

24/7 BUILDING

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• Tree Pruning

Free Est. 604-779-6978 email:

alljobs@telus.net

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

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

Residential & Commercial Renovation Specialist CONFIDENT PAINTING LTD Int/Ext Specialist 20 yr exp. Reas rates, quality. Licensed, Ins, WCB Jean-Guy 604-626-1975 Good Day Painting Fully Insured, Quality Work, Res/Comm, No Payment till Job is Completed! Call Thomas 604 377-1338 MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured.

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

SSL Contractors Inc.

Replace your old driveway or sidewalk! Backfilling, trenching, asphalt & concrete removal, drainage, retaining walls. Supply topsoil, gravel, crushed rock. Stump & bush removal. Cedar hedging and more. Very competitive pricing. Call for free estimate!........ 604-307-2440

8220

Plumbing

A BETTER

* MUSHROOM MANURE *

P/U or delivery. Covered storage. (604) 644-1878

PLUMBER

Better Quality, Better Service

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

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

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING

45

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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

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