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Are you on this list? Provincial police database may include 85 per cent of citizens Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

Burnaby MLA Kathy Corrigan is slamming a provincewide police database as “out of control,” with rising costs and no public oversight. Corrigan’s comments came after the B.C. Civil Liberties Association estimated that as many as 85 per cent of British Columbians are in PRIME-BC, a police database used to track serial killers, sex offenders and career criminals. Corrigan, the Opposition critic for Public Safety and Solicitor General, said the amount of names in the database was astonishing. “The B.C. Solicitor General doesn’t seem interested in managing it at all. The provincial government legislated its introduction, and communities across the province, who have to pay for it, have had no overMLA Kathy Corrigan sight,” she said. “When the average law-abiding citizen stands a good chance of being on a criminal database, the balance between enhancing public safety and personal freedoms and protection of privacy seems to be tipped excessively in favour of law enforcement.” Corrigan said the system was originally supposed to cost $500 per officer in a community but that doubled to $1,000 without warning, and the cost is still rising. “This is costing municipal taxpayers millions of dollars, with no accountability and no oversight,” she said, adding in Burnaby, the total cost jumped from about $150,000 per Civil liberties Page 4

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True blue: Elvin Lai contemplates a glass of water poured from a tap in Canada’s first official Blue Community. Burnaby has been recognized for recognizing water as a human right and for phasing out bottled water at municipal events.

City taps into new award Burnaby is first ‘blue’ community in Canada Janaya Fuller-Evans staff reporter

The Council of Canadians and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) declared Burnaby Canada’s first Blue Community at Monday night’s council meeting. The declaration was made after council voted to pass a resolution brought forward by the delegation. The resolution stated that Burnaby would promote the public and non-prof-

it ownership of water and wastewater services. Burnaby had already moved ahead on the other two resolutions required by the Blue Community Project – recognizing water as a human right, and banning or phasing out bottled water at municipal events and on municipal property, according to the delegation. “I’ve lived in Burnaby for more than 40 years,” said Elizabeth Briemberg, a member of the delegation. “My family’s use of tap water has been without problems.” She went on to say the city has done a good job of promoting the use of tap water over bottled water.

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While the Canadian government has not officially recognized water as a human right, she said, municipalities can still achieve a lot in terms of protecting the rights of residents to free, clean water. Robin Roff, CUPE’s Water Watch coordinator, also spoke at the meeting. She mentioned other cities throughout the world that did not protect access to water, including Moncton, New Brunswick. Cities that allow water utilities to be privatized usually see water rates hiked beyond reasonable levels, she said. “Burnaby’s track record for ensuring Water Page 5


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Burnaby NOW • Wednesday, March 23, 2011 • A03

7 Readers’ letters

8 Notes from city hall

9 Federal election looming?


k.d. lang headlines city fest


Julie MacLellan assistant editor

Get dialling and clicking for your tickets, because this one could sell fast: Canadian country-rock star k.d. lang has just been announced as the headliner for this year’s Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 25, for the 11th annual festival, which takes to Deer Lake Park on Saturday, Aug. 13. lang, a Western Canadian country singer and Grammy award winner, has had a 25-year career on the music scene, making a name for herself as an alt-country star with multiple hit albums including Shadowland, Ingénue and Drag. In Hymns of the 49th Parallel, in 2005, she presented an album full of k.d. lang Canadian hits by other songwriters – most notably her much-talked-about version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, which she performed to international acclaim during the 2010 Winter Olympics. “She’s the best singer of her generation,” legendary crooner Tony Bennett has declared of lang – and local audiences will have a chance to see that up close and personal on Aug. 13. lang will be joined by English bluesman John Mayall, a Manchester native who has been making waves on the blues scene for 40 years, and Ireland’s Imelda May – whose debut album, Love Tattoo, has gone triple platinum in her homeland. Also gracing the stage will be Matt Anderson, a blues-roots-rock musician from New Brunswick. The Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival is produced by the City of Burnaby in association with Live Nation. Earlybird single tickets are $55, including HST, while four-pack tickets are available for $170. After June 30, single tickets are $65 and four-packs are $180. On the day of the festival, single tickets will be available for $70. Keep an eye on www.burnabyblues for information and ticket sales, or call the Shadbolt Centre box office at 604205-3000 for tickets. 6









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Four year-old Esme Matsuzaki sprints to keep her kite in the air at Jan Ken Pon, or Family Games Day, at the National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre on March 19.

The annual event featured more than 20 traditional Japanese games, including a Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament. Lisa King/burnaby now


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Cell tower set for public hearing Janaya Fuller-Evans

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A cell tower proposed for the Lake City Way area is going to public hearing. A rezoning request for the property at 8020 Enterprise St. was forwarded to a public hearing by council at Monday night’s meeting. Vanessa Cartwright appeared on behalf Scott Telecom Services and SBA Canada, an owner and operator of wireless communications infrastructure, at a council meeting at the end of January

about the project. Ryan Scott, of Scott Telecom Services Inc., appeared with her. City staff worked with the applicants to develop a plan for the site to present at a public hearing. The proposal is for a 45.7 metre cell tower. Cartwright described it as a “stealth tower,” a tall metal pole with four metal cabinets beside it to contain additional equipment. The tower would be in the southwest corner of the property, over an area of 119 square metres. The proposal includes 15 panel anten-

nas and 12 microwave dishes mounted on the pole, according to a report from the city’s planning and building department. It was the company’s fourth attempt to come up with an unobtrusive design that the city would be willing to approve, Cartwright said at the Jan. 31 meeting. The area around the pole and cabinets would be screened with a 1.83 metre tall wood fence and landscaping. The proposed antenna would look like a tall metal flagpole, according to the report.

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Civil liberties: Group raising concerns about PRIME-BC database

Cell tower: Hearing set continued from page 3

Scott Telecom’s client, Mobilicity, has identified Burnaby as needing more infrastructure for its network, Cartwright said. Mobilicity would have first rights to the tower, with use being offered to three or four other carriers – such as Shaw, Rogers and Telus – afterwards. The visual impact of the tower’s antenna is minimized because the area is not a residential one, Cartwright said. She added that the tower would emit about one to five per cent of allowable radio frequency emissions. The public hearing is scheduled for April 19 at 7 p.m. in the council chamber at city hall. For those who cannot attend, written submissions must be received at the city clerk’s office by 4:45 p.m. on the day of the public hearing.



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checks. Negative contact could mean being a witness to a case or living in the basement suite of a house where illegal activity was taking place. In a letter to Solicitor

General Shirley Bond, the association outlined its concerns. “It is clear that PRIMEBC is not being used as intended to track criminals. It is being used to track

everyone,” Holmes wrote. “Correcting or removing that information will prove difficult if not impossible.” Holmes also estimated that only five per cent of those listed have been con-

victed of an offence. For more on this story and how you can access your information from PRIME-BC, see Jennifer Moreau’s blog, Community Conversations, at


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Blue Monday: Burnaby was declared Canada’s first Blue Community on World Water Day March 21. The mayor says we have the best water in the world.

Water: City earns ‘blue’ honour continued from page 1

clean water is laudable,” Roff said. She mentioned Burnaby’s support for making the Seymour-Capilano Filtration Plant, which opened last year, a publicly owned utility. Burnaby resident Elsie Dean also spoke at the meeting, bringing council’s attention to B.C.’s proposed new Water Sustainability Act, which she believes could lead to the privatization of the province’s water. Council chose to pass the resolution, as it fell within its current policies, Mayor Derek Corrigan said at the meeting. He mentioned the Seymour-Capilano filtration plant, saying that technology had changed so much in the near-decade leading up to the opening of the plant, that a private company would have seen a substantial windfall if it had been in charge of building and operating the plant based on original estimates. Instead, Metro Vancouver was able to save money on the project. “It’s the gift that kept giving all the way through,” Corrigan said. As for Burnaby, he said he is very proud of its natural resource. “There’s no question we have the best water in the world,” Corrigan said. Coun. Dan Johnston told the delegation that, as the head of the city’s environment committee, he agreed with what they were saying and supported adopting the resolution. He mentioned that the environment committee was looking into possibly eliminating bottled water from the city hall cafeteria, in addition to the city’s commitment to phase it out

of other municipal build- resolution to the Federation ings and centres. of Canadian Municipalities Johnston also mentioned for its 2012 meeting, to ask the proposed the federal govCanada-Europe ernment to come Comprehensive up with a national Economic and water infrastrucTrade Agreement ture plan. (also know as The Blue CETA), saying it is Communities threat to Canada’s Project is a joint ownership of venture between its own natural the Council of resources. Canadians and “It’s a danger- Dan Johnston CUPE. Burnaby ous road to be councillor was declared walking down,” he Canada’s first Blue said of the agreement. CommunityonWorldWater Council plans to put a Day, which was Monday.

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Christy Clark comes out of the gate running

The NDP will rightly say that it was The new premier wasted no time long overdue, and not a surprise that she showing that she was going to take a hiked it. After all, B.C. had the lowest different tack from her predecessor. minimum wage in Canada, and given Christy Clark announced last week that Clark’s “family first” platshe was raising the minimum form, it would have been hard wage in B.C. to $10.25 by May to argue that keeping it low 2012. It’s probably not a huge Burnaby NOW helped anybody. surprise, but a welcome move And the NDP will also nonetheless. rightly say that it probably deserves Good for her. credit for battering the government She will catch flak from both sides on this issue for a very long time. But, on this one, but she deserves credit for alas, that’s the difference between doing it swiftly after she was sworn in.


being in government and in opposition. Government gets to take the credit and the blame. Clark is smart to figure out that while business leaders will chastise her for the move, the reality is that they’re not going to abandon the Liberals over this one. And Clark gains extra points for eliminating the ‘training wage’. The training wage, which allows for an hourly pay of $6 for new workers, will be eliminated as of May 1. That wage was really a sub-

stitute for child labour. Of course, the NDP and labour leaders will say this is not enough and not fast enough – but Clark has made a good judgment and tried to balance both sides’ wishes and concerns. She has in one small move taken the teeth out of an NDP campaign promise, impressed a large group of potential voters, righted a decade-old injustice, and sent a message to the business community that she is, for now, no one’s servant. Not bad for her first couple of weeks.

Journalism is about facts first the truth of reporting news – the Re: School rejects article, greatest trade in free society. Burnaby NOW, March 16. As we all know, what is f Elias Ishak ever hopes to known as the “fourth estate of become a real journalist he the Realm” is one of the greatmust learn – first of all – that est pillars of a free society. his job is to report facts, that Reporters record society’s histoopinion and slant of informary as it happens, and the tion is not good opinion of the author of journalism. When facts (the simple basics he matures as a Simma Holt of Who What Where journalist, he might and the detail that follows advance as a columnist and ediunder what would be Why and torial writer, and, in the former, Therefore), still should be fact, he can have his own opinions not the fiction of an immature (if he thinks they are that brilobserver, as many of us are who liant, mature and/or wise). If he are not part of the story. becomes an editorial writer, he Unfortunately, there will may have his opinions, but they must be in accord with the edito- be no jobs for every seasoned journalist by the time Elias rial policy of the publication or Ishak reaches the workforce and its publishing executive. knows what he really wants in If he succeeds as a competent life. So now he would best serve journalist to the point that he his time learning how to be a can have his own column, then good journalist and roll with the he might be able to slant his punches, and stop crying foul information or have a personal when his copy is changed. opinion. The way newspapers My hope is that by the time and news magazines are closElias Ishak is ready to enter the ing down, he will be lucky if workforce there will be more there are jobs for competent newspapers and news magajournalists, much less one who thinks he is of great wisdom and zines offering more opportunities to wannabe journalists than should be allowed to express there are today. it. Journalism is at its lowest Meanwhile, my further hope is when a reporter slants the story that Elias learn that the boss has instead of just recording fact. the final say in any job he takes. The publishers and the ediOn any job, it is the manager, tors of his school newspaper owner or (in journalism) the pubare responsible for what is published in the newspaper and take lisher or editor who sets the rules and has total freedom to say and that responsibility seriously. It is write what he/she chooses. In especially important in a school Free speech Page 7 newspaper that beginners learn



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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Bloy’s post was not a payoff Dear Editor:

Re: Bloy now in the hot seat, Letters to the editor, Burnaby NOW, March 19. The verbiage used to comment on what we are supposed to believe from NDP cronies just leads me to believe that some people have political jungle mouth. The comments of a payoff by our premier to the Honorable Harry Bloy has no validity. Christy is from Burnaby, and Harry has lived in the community for decades. So what is so surprising that Bloy would support Premier Christy Clark? Mr. Brian J. O’Neill may have been comparing this to the previous NDP government on Patronage 101. I have known Harry Bloy for many years. I have seen the giving of himself to the community,

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through Scouts, the Burnaby Optimists, and as a MLA. (Books for kids, as one example). The conditions that Mr. Brian J. O’Neill dictates are just words. There are no debts to be paid, and Minister Bloy’s actions in the future will be supported by his constituents. Harry Bloy is a person that has always given a helping hand to those in need, but not a hand out. So, Mr. Brian J. O’Neill, which condition applies to you? Nick Kvenich, Burnaby

City must act on homelessness Dear Editor:

Re: City examining social issues, Burnaby NOW, March 16. City Page 7






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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR City has to take action continued from page 6

I’ve read through the draft plan available on the city’s website, and I have to applaud the hard work put into it. There are great ideas and suggestions for making Burnaby an even better place to live and work in. There is one area that I found lacking however: homelessness. It is mentioned only three times and only in the context of advocating. Under the heading of Affordable and Suitable Housing, it only says to continue to advocate other levels of governments to “make it easier for municipalities to support affordable and suitable housing, including winter shelter options.” In the article, Mayor Corrigan says it’s difficult for cities to develop social infrastructure, again bringing up the old refrain of it not being within municipalities’ jurisdiction. Sorry, but that doesn’t hold water. If the mayor would look beyond the borders of his “best-run city,” he would see many social infrastructure examples our neighbours have managed to build – with and without the help of other levels of government. Perhaps he could ask the City of Vancouver how they were able to build shelters and hundreds of social housing units? You can’t wait on the other levels of government to get their collective acts together. Also don’t expect the other levels to work well with you when you continue to slam them and their policies every chance you get. You know the old folk saying: You attract more bees with honey than vinegar. Show some leadership as other cities have done. Use the tools in your toolbox effectively, the Burnaby Housing Fund,

use density bonus, etc. Or you can use the cheapest and easiest tool within a city’s power. Change some zoning bylaws and allow a multi-service shelter, as some local associations have been asking for since 2000. Carrie McLaren, Burnaby

In defence of free speech

Dear Editor:

I read with interest the story in your Wednesday, March 16 edition (School rejects article) about the suppression of Grade 12 student Elias Ishak’s article from being included in the Burnaby South school newspaper. It seems that principal Li has taken it on himself to determine what is and is not permissable for the Burnaby South community to read and hear from its young people. The youth of that school, and Burnaby beyond, are learning that the freedom of expression entrenched in the Canadian Constitution and spoken of in school history texts is not for real life. It is just something we tell the countries subject to dictatorship: we are free, and they are not. So, Elias Ishak, and fellow students and citizens – you have learned a valuable lesson that will not be on any school test trumpeted by the Fraser Institute: Freedom is what those in authority say you can do and think. Thank you, Burnaby NOW, for giving Mr. Ishak a voice. Will the “progressive” Burnaby school board now put principal Li in his place and allow student freedom of speech so that the Elias Ishak’s of tomorrow can be heard, and so that we can hear them? Fred Lowther, Burnaby

Free speech: Report the facts continued from page 6

fact, on any job, the bosses set the rules, whether it is a publisher or editor in a newspaper office. If he complains about the abrogation of his own personal rights, by the boss or owner, he would be wise to find a place and the money where he, himself, is totally responsible as a boss or owner.

If he cannot accept this, he will have to seek another workplace. Hopefully, he will have the choices we had when we entered the word force so long ago (my career began Nov. 1, 1944, ended May 1974, when I was elected to the House of Commons). I had the great good fortune to work for the greatest

journalists in the business in Canada, and in Ottawa with the super prime minister named Pierre Elliott Trudeau. I hope Elias has the quality of mentors I had in my many careers and does not cry foul when what he says is not allowed to be the last word. Simma Holt is a Burnaby resident.

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Burnaby’s community policing committee presented its 2011 work plan proposal to council in a report for Monday night’s meeting. The committee’s focus areas for 2011 are traffic safety, drugs, fear of crime, sex trade, mall shoplifting, property crime, business watch initiatives, and communications and public awareness. Plans for 2011 include assessing the six-month Business Watch pilot program and assessing possibilities for expansion; looking into introducing the community safety officer model to Burnaby; continuing to address sex trade issues; continuing and improving upon property crime reduction strategies; supporting crime-free hotel/motel and crime-free self-storage programs; and extending the committee’s external public safety awareness and education plan. Mayor Derek Corrigan and council clarified with Coun. Pietro Calendino, who presented the report, that considering community safety officers for Burnaby was not a budgetary commitment. According to a report from the planning and building department, some aspects of the work plan may continue into 2012 and 2013.

More money for playgrounds

City council approved funding for playgrounds at Brentwood Park and Westridge elementary schools at Monday night’s meeting. Brentwood Elementary School was granted $3,000 towards a $36,000 project to add wheelchair accessible play components to its playground. The school has raised $24,400 towards the project. Westridge was granted $1,509.75 towards the redevelopment of a six-seat swing. The school has raised $2,000 towards the project, as well.

The parks commission approved an additional $9,000 in funding for playground grants for 2011, on top of the usual $9,000 allocated in the operating budget, because of the amount of requests this year. Five schools are currently on a waiting list, as each

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Burnaby NOW • Wednesday, March 23, 2011 • A09

Is federal vote looming? Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

Political pundits are predicting that if a federal election were to happen this spring, not much would change and the Conservatives would benefit the most. There’s widespread speculation that opposition parties could bring down the Tory government in the coming days with a nonconfidence motion, triggering a spring election. If that were to happen, SFU public policy professor Doug McArthur thinks that Canada will still end up with a minority government. “The Liberals seem to be the ones who are almost kind of trapped into forcing an election if they can. Even in their case, it seems very strange,” he said. “It’s hard to see how the Liberals can gain any seats in the election.” According to a midMarch Nanos Research poll, the Conservatives are ahead of the Liberals by 11 percentage points, also suggesting an election wouldn’t change the political landscape much. The Conservatives are set to table their budget on Tuesday, and there could be vote on it later this week or next week. According to McArthur, there are three issues that could bring down the government: the budget, the contempt of Parliament issue, and opposition day on Friday, March 25, when the Liberals get to pick an issue they can put forward for a non-confidence vote. McArthur said there will likely be some sort of vote on Friday, on whatever matter the Liberals choose. Last Friday, BurnabyNew Westminster MP Peter Julian was predicting an election. “I’m not sure whether the government will fall on the budget, but I think it’s quite likely the opposition parties will vote non-confidence next week,” he said. Julian pointed to what he

characterized as a long list lation I see in the negative of Conservative scandals, advertising on both sides, including charges under it has some of the makings the Canada Elections Act, (of an election) – no questhe contempt of Parliament tion,” he said. issue, and MP Jason Kenney Paul Forseth, Conservausing parliamentary letter- tive candidate for Burnabyhead for partisan fundrais- New Westminster, said it ing efforts. looks like a spring election The confidence vote on is coming. the “latest scandals” will be “The Opposition has on Friday, Julian said, but been becoming ever more the budget vote may not be strident in their language, until the followso they’ve kind ing week. of put themselves “I think what’s into a corner from different here is their own rhetothe Liberals themric,” he said. selves have indiIf that were cated they’re not the case, Forseth going to be voting said there is a confidence this good chance for a time. I think that slim Conservative changes things, majority. Howand it’s certainly ever, an election difficult for (the Peter Julian could cost taxpayNew Democrat MP NDP) to vote coners $350 to $400 million, he said. fidence in the govKennedy Stewart, NDP ernment that is so beset with scandals.” candidate for BurnabyMcArthur is still dubi- Douglas, said he’s bracing ous of an election coming. for an election. “If the parties all act “We’re all ready to go rationally, I don’t think in case we have to be,” he any of them will force an said. election,” he said. “(But) Kennedy said supclearly they are all ready port for Michael Ignatieff for an election. They’ve all has been waning since he got their election machines became Liberal leader and up and running.” that the party can’t afford SFU business professor another change at the helm Lindsay Meredith echoed before the next election, so McArthur’s comments, that may be why they are saying it seems the parties pushing for one in spring. are moving back towards If there is a non-confidence showdown politics. vote on Friday, the election “Certainly with the esca- could be as early as May.

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Museum going free For its 40th birthday, the Burnaby have to look at other ways to bring people Village Museum is giving out the pres- in, Volkow said. Opening the museum to the public for ents. Burnaby city council has approved free is in line with some of the great museplans to open the museum to the public for ums of the world, Mayor Derek Corrigan free this season. The city hopes to attract pointed out, such as many of the museums more visitors to the heritage attraction by in London. The financial loss of revenot charging admission. Coun. Dan Johnston called First reported @ nue estimate is approximatethe museum “the prize jewel ly $240,500 in gate admissions and memberships, of Burnaby” but said more could be done to let people know it is about $50,000 from school programs, and there. the possibility of $25,000 less in provincial The museum is part of the cultural grants. The total amount of revenue that complex at Deer Lake Park, with buildings would need to be offset by the city is estifrom Burnaby’s beginnings – pioneer cab- mated at $315,500. ins, a dry goods store, a blacksmith shop City staff expects attendance could douand more. ble in the first 18 months of the program Coun. Nick Volkow said letting people and, if it continues into 2012, to 300,000 in for free will deeply cut the museum’s people per year. revenues, which were already subsidized The city is also looking at sources of by the city at last year’s $12 adult admis- extra revenue, including the recently renosion rate. If attendance goes up during the vated Ice Cream Parlour and a possible year, but returns to regular levels if admis- expansion to the gift shop. – Janaya Fuller-Evans sion is reintroduced next year, the city will



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Also on the Scandinavian front, take your chance to learn more about Norwegian heritage in B.C. during Nordic Spirit 2011: Early Norwegian Immigrants in B.C. The Scandinavian Community Centre is hosting the historical exhibition on March 26 and 27, running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The exhibition will include enlarged and restored historical photographs, together with texts that illustrate the pioneer activities of fishing, logging, building and socializing. A press release notes that Norwegian settlers brought skiing to B.C. and often shared activities with First Nations groups – not to mention establishing organizations, cultural societies and businesses. The gallery exhibition, which includes 100 photos, was prepared over two years by Sonja Busch and members of the Norwegian community and the Scandinavian Cultural Society, with technical expertise from Monica Lindzen. After the opening exhibition, the show will be able to travel – for information and bookings, contact Carolyn Thauberger, cthauber@ Entrance to the exhibition is free. An opening reception and folk concert is set for Saturday, March Lively City Page 20

Author Sandra Yuen MacKay will be reading from her memoir at the Tommy Douglas branch of the Burnaby Public Library on Tuesday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. Her book, My Schizophrenic Life: The Road to Recovery from Mental Illness, chronicles her experience with schizophrenia. She recently met up with reporter Jennifer Moreau for a chat. ◆ Jennifer: Could you please introduce yourself? Sandra: My name is Sandra MacKay. I’m in my mid-40s, married and living in Vancouver.

Jennifer: What do you do for work? Sandra: I’m a liaison for the Consumer Initiative Fund, which offers educational and leisure opportunities for mental health consumers. Our projects are led and designed by people with mental illness. I also give talks on recovery and mental illness to families, students and mental health professionals. I volunteer as an editor for Majestic, an online newsletter for, a writers’ forum. Jennifer: What do you do for fun? Sandra: I like to swim, paint, go for walks and watch movies. Have coffee with friends. Eat sushi and Chinese food. I enjoy writing. Currently I’m writing a fictional novel about an Asian girl growing up in Vancouver. Jennifer: What mental illness do you have? Sandra: My current diagnosis is schizoaffective disorder, a combination of schizophrenia and a mood disorder. Jennifer: When were you diagnosed? Sandra: First I was diagnosed at 15 with paranoid schizophrenia. My new diagnosis came much later. Jennifer: What were the first signs? Sandra: I started to hear voices outside my house. I thought they were boys from school. I believed I was being followed. One time, I asked my sister if she saw someone behind us. She said that it was my imagination. Jennifer: What were you thinking then? Sandra: I thought the voices I heard were real. I thought the ‘intruders’ would get bored and leave. I tried to ask my father about it, but he said that no one was there. Jennifer: Did you tell anyone what you were going through? Sandra: Not really. I steadily became more suspicious, confused and afraid, so I didn’t trust anyone enough to tell them what was going on. I thought there was a conspiracy against me between my parents and students at school. Jennifer: What does it feel like to have an episode? Sandra: I might experience delusions and paranoia, then become manic with rapid thinking accompanied by an emotional high. Then I would come down, hit a low, and become tearful, angry, sad and depressed. I would be exhausted and need

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Moving forward: Sandra Yuen MacKay has written a book called My Schizophrenic Life: The Road to Recovery from Mental Illness. to take additional medication or rest to climb back up. In high school, I had to be hospitalized several times because of the severity of my episodes. Jennifer: What does recovery mean to you? Sandra: There is no present cure for schizophrenia. But I believe recovery means perhaps not being off medication but having enjoyment in life, purpose, family and friends I can depend on, accomplishing things I want to do, and being able to help others. Jennifer: How have you recovered? Sandra: I have a lot of family support. I practise self-care including proper diet, exercise, relaxation, and stress reduction. Creating art and writing also are therapeutic. I developed insight to be able to separate reality from delusion. I think that was key. I also try to focus on activities like helping others to take the focus off myself. I changed my attitude to be less judgmental and more optimistic and not dwell on the past.

Jennifer: Have you reached full recovery? Do you still get symptoms? Sandra: I think full recovery would mean being medication-free. But my prognosis is that I will be on medication possibly for the rest of my life. I still have breakthrough symptoms. I might have some paranoid thinking or delusions for short periods of time, but I no longer have auditory hallucinations. I try to keep a balance and talk to someone if I’m troubled. Jennifer: What kind of stigma do you face as someone who lives with a mental illness? Sandra: I’ve received stigma in the workplace in the past. Most people seem to be respectful of me, but there are those who will use words like insane, mental case or crazy around me. In the past, I also experienced a lot of self-stigma, meaning I blamed myself that I was ill and had a negative view of myself. Nowadays I’m more self-accepting. Author Page 20

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24 Giants sweep Cariboo 25 TO FC Bby. connection 26 SFU runner recognized SECTION COORDINATOR Tom Berridge, 604-444-3022 •

Rebel rally falls one point short South places in top eight for second consecutive season Tom Berridge sports editor

The Burnaby South Rebels found out first-hand just how hard being No. 1 really is. The No. 1-ranked high school team in the province for most of the season finished seventh following a 70-66 loss to the Pitt Meadows Marauders at the B.C. AAA boys’ basketball championships at the Langley Events Centre Saturday. Although not its best performance at the show, South displayed the mettle that made it the top-ranked school for all but a few weeks during the regular season in a last-quarter charge against the Marauders that fell a few points short. Trailing by 14 points heading into the fourth quarter against the No. 5 Fraser Valley seed, South outscored Pitt 17-7 in the final frame, coming to within a single point of the lead with less than a minute left on a putback by 6-5 post Nick Irvine. “We worked hard, this was our goal, to win a championship. We didn’t accomplish it,” said Rebel guard Ater Degal, who finished with a team-high 16 points despite playing all tournament with a painful finger injury. “Today, we just couldn’t come together as a team,” said the Grade 11 guard, who led the Rebels in tournament scoring with 83 total points. “I think that’s why we didn’t get to the finals. It’s the little things that get you there.” Those little things were strikingly apparent in Friday’s 75-68 victory over the former No. 2ranked Kelowna Owls that earned South a place in the final seven. Degal and third team tournament all-star Daniel Edwards led the Rebels with 22 and 21 points, respectively against the Owls. Edwards also finished with his second of three tournament double-doubles, hauling in 11 boards

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look at the bucket after that. Burnaby South first went to the provincials under head coach Greg Matic in 2007, but did not place. The Rebels finished eighth at last year’s show, following a six-point loss to Charles Tupper. “Mentally, we weren’t quite ready,” said Matic after the game. “It takes a lot of years and hard work to reach this level. You have to be prepared. “But, to be playing on Saturday, it’s a huge accomplishment. It shows we’ve done something. Our character showed yesterday (Friday) and in the fourth quarter (against Pitt).” The Rebels were off their game

Burnaby South Rebels Greg Matic is ready to step down as head coach of the former No. 1 ranked high school boys’ basketball team. Matic, who led the Rebels to back-to-back topeight placings at the B.C. AAA high school championships following a seventh-place finish Saturday, said it was time to step aside after 12 seasons as a high school basketball coach, including the last six seasons as head coach of the senior boys’ team. “I want to stay involved in some capacity, I just think it’s time for someone else to step forward,” Matic said after South’s 7066 loss to Pitt Meadows on Saturday. “I think the torch needs to be passed on, but I want to make sure the program stays strong.” Matic cited the work commitment and time away from his family as reasons for his decision. “It takes an immense amount of work to reach this level. You are playing against the best kids and the best coaches, you need to be prepared. Every team’s goal is to play in the provincials,” he said. The foundation of the Burnaby South program appears solid, with Rebel teams also winning the boys’ bantam, juvenile and junior district boys’ basketball banners this season, including the Grade 10

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Seventh place: Jok Malek, centre, helped lead an attempted fourth-quarter comeback that just fell short against Pitt Meadows at the B.C. high school boys’ basketball championships on Saturday.

while helping to hold Kelowna’s against Pitt Meadows that might 6-11, 250-pound post Braxston have been. Senior forward Jok Malek startBunce to just six points. ed it off going coastBut while 10 South to-coast to bring the players inked the “To be playing to 67-57 midscoresheet in the final on Saturday, it’s deficit way through the final game against Pitt, only a huge accomframe. Degal and Edwards hit A minute later, in double figures. plishment. … Malek finished off a On the flipside, Our character three-point play to second team all-star Malcolm Williams was showed yesterday shave more points off lead. Pitt’s best player, potand in the fourth theManroop Clair, ting 27 points, 17 of with a steal, and them coming in the quarter.” Irvine, with his first first period and a half. GREG MATIC of two putbacks in the But despite the Burnaby South head coach dying minutes, also disappointment, the aided the attempted Rebels will always have the memory of that final comeback. But South couldn’t get a clear five minutes of the fourth quarter

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B.C. champs: First-year Burnaby defenceman Joseph Carvalho moves the puck for the N.W. Giants in earlier semifinal win over Greater Vancouver.

Giants sweep Cougars; win third straight final Tom Berridge

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The Northwest Giants will get a third consecutive crack at a berth into the Telus Cup. The B.C. major midget hockey league regular season champs swept a best-of-three championship series against the visiting Cariboo Cougars at the Burnaby Winter Club Saturday. The Giants took the opening game 4-3 on Friday. On Saturday, the Giants jumped on the league runner-up early, putting the pressure on the Cougars, while building up a 5-1 advantage heading into the final period. “I think the turning point of the series was in the third period (on Friday),” said first-year Giants head coach Todd Harkins. “I

told them ‘if we continue that same way today we’ll have success.’” That moment in question Friday came when the Burnaby-based Giants held off a Cariboo comeback in the final period. League scoring champ Alex Kerfoot got the gamewinning goal, his fourth point of the game. Linemate Sam Reinhart scored the Giants’ first three goals. Cam Marks assisted on a pair of Giants’ markers, including Kerfoot’s game-winner. On Saturday, Kerfoot and Reinhart also played a big part in the win, scoring two goals and adding a pair of assists apiece. Reinhart got the eventual game-winner with the first of three Giants’ tallies in the middle period. Scott Patterson and Alex Roberts also scored late power play goals in the

runaway second period. “I think we just did the little things – get pucks in, get them to take penalties, move our feet and keep moving,” said Giants captain Mitch Fyffe of New Westminster. “We just came out hard. Once we got two or three goals ahead, they had nothing left.” A week earlier, the Giants struggled against a young, fast-skating Greater Vancouver Canadians club in a series that went to a third and deciding game. But against the more physical Cariboo club, the difference was playing smart, Harkins said. “Our penalty killing and power play were not very good in the last series, so we worked on it and it paid off in this series,” Harkins added. “We had to accept checks and stay on the

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defensive side of the puck and it frustrated them.” The provincial championship banner was the third for Harkins, who also won two in the peewee division at the North Shore Winter Club. But moving on to the national championship Telus Cup will be a giant step that few B.C. teams have ever accomplished. The only club from this province

to win a midget national title was the Burnaby Winter Club Travellers in 1982. Two other teams, the 1980 Travellers and host North Kamloops Lions in 1996, garnered the bronze medal at the national championships. The Giants must await the winner of the Alberta Midget Hockey League final between defending champion Red Deer Optimist Rebels and the Leduc Chrysler Oil Kings. That best-of-seven series is currently tied 1-1.

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Two top teams: The Burnaby Winter Club Bruins, in white, are currently 1-1 at

the B.C. bantam A1 hockey provincial championships in Abbotsford. The goldmedal final is scheduled to take place at the MSA Arena in Abbotsford on Saturday, beginning at 8 p.m.

Rebel star shining bright for major junior playoffs Tom Berridge sports editor

The Edmonton Oil Kings got an early glimpse of perhaps what’s in store for them in the first round of the Western Hockey League playoffs. The Oil Kings came up with the short straw against Burnaby’s Ryan NugentHopkins and the Red Deer Rebels following a home-and-home series to end the major junior regular season for both teams last weekend. Nugent-Hopkins was named the first star with two goals, including the gamewinner with his 31st tally of the season in a 3-1 victory over Edmonton on Saturday. The second-year former Burnaby Winter Club centre also had a two-point night, and was named second star, in Friday’s 4-3 topper over the Oil Kings. The two teams open their first-round best-of-seven playoff series against each other in Red Deer on Friday. Nugent-Hopkins, the top WHL prospect according to mid-season NHL Central

Scouting, has been on a tear in the month of March, scoring 11 goals and assisting on eight others in his last seven games of the season. Nugent-Hopkins finished in a tie for third place in overall scoring with a leaguehigh 75 assists and 106 points. Nugent-Hopkins finished the season first overall in power play assists with 48. He was also tied for the lead in game-winning goals in a shootout, and was tied for fourth place with nine game-clinchers in regulation time. The Rebels secured their first Central division title since 2003. Red Deer finished runner-up in the East conference with a regular season record of 48-16-4-4, second overall in the league behind the Saskatoon Blades. Last season, the Rebels were swept in their first-round playoff series by Saskatoon. Red Deer hosts the first two playoff games against Edmonton on Friday and Saturday. The series shifts to Edmonton on March 28 and 31.

Santos, in Vancouver’s 42 win. Zavarise, signed by Toronto on March 11, came on as a substitute in the 69th minute. The Whitecaps got the dream result they were looking for, as they thrilled the 23,000-plus in

attendance with a scoring display not seen in recent Whitecaps history. Two goals from former French striker Eric Hassli, in the 15th and 72nd minutes, bookended markers from Terry Dunfield and Atiba Harris.

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Runner recognized

team that garnered a seventh-place finish at this year’s junior provincial championships. Matic coached the South varsity boys to a 35-5 record this season, including championship wins at the HSBC Classic and Western Canada tournaments. “It’s always sad, when you reflect on the thrill of the first time we made (the provincials), and then think we should have done so much better,” said Matic. “I just hope the kids learn from this and become better for it. I told them, ‘I love the fact that you are good basketball players, but I really want that you become good people from that accomplishment.’”

Crofts set a conference record in the 800 metres, while also leading SFU to national titles in the 4x800m and distance relays. She also set a meet record in the 400m at the GNAC meet. Crofts ranks first alltime in the 800m, second in the 400m and sixth in the mile. She shared the honour with Western Washington University’s Sarah Porter.

South: A lot accomplished

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Best bested: The New Westminster Hyacks won the B.C. high school field

lacrosse tournament with a 6-5 victory over Charles Best in the senior final last week.

Cap comes close at CCAA nationals

Leeza Tengco helped Capilano University to the bronze-medal qualifying round at the Canadian Colleges’ association women’s basketball national championships on March 19. The B.C. champs lost 81-65 to eventual third-place finisher Dawson College from Quebec. Tengco had a high game of 13 points, five assists and three rebounds in Capilano’s 76-69 win over Atlantic champions St. Thomas in the opening draw at Niagara College.


in Thursday’s second-round matchup against eventual fourth-place-finisher W.J. Mouat. South trailed 20-7 after the opening quarter and went on to lose 75-68 to the Fraser Valley champs. But Degal chose to look on the bright side, pointing out that aside from Alpha Secondary’s seventh-place finish in 2004, none other of the 10 Burnaby schools that have qualified for the B.C.s in the past 20 years have placed in the final eight. In fact, South is the first varsity hoop program in Burnaby since Mike Jones led the Rebels to four straight provincial placements in the 1970s, including a B.C. banner in 1979, to earn back-to-back placings at the championship tournament. “We accomplished a lot, but we just couldn’t get it accomplished at the provincials. But that’s life,” said Degal. R.C. Palmer, who claimed the No. 1 mantle from South for three short weeks during the month of December, won its first B.C. title, defeating Vancouver College 71-63 in the championship final. Terry Fox beat Mouat for third place.

Middie moves closer to 200 Senior midfielder Kevin Crowley added to his NCAA Division I-leading point total, scoring two goals and adding three assists for Stony Brook University in a 9-8 loss to Towson in collegiate field lacrosse March 19. Crowley currently leads all active Div. 1 players with 198 career points.


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24 HR respite work in group homes available. Great training & exerience. Males encouraged to apply. Fax 604-953-1236. 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. DAYTIME CLEANING person, Sapperton area. 3.5 hrs daily. $12/hr. Also New West area avail, variety of hrs. 604-825-2282 DELIVER RV Trailers for Pay! Successful RV transport company seeking pickup owners to deliver RV’s from US to Canada. Paying top rates!

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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:

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Legal/Public Notices


NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Neil Gillespie Russell, otherwise known as Neil Russell, Deceased, formerly of Burnaby, B.C., who died on August 24, 2010, are hereby required to send them to the undersigned c/o 4676 Clinton Street, Burnaby, B.C. V5J 2K7 before April 27, 2011, after which date the Executrix & Executor will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which they have notice. Laura Ann Russell, & Grant Neil Russell, Executrix & Executor of the Estate of Neil Gillespie Russell

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Legal/Public Notices


Whereas, Young Alma Yuli Taj, is indebted to Tao’s Autobody Collision Ltd, for storage and towing on a 2008 Kia Spectra VIN: KNAFE121685566070. A lein is claimed under the Act. There is presently an amount due and owing of $5750.08 plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale. Notice is hereby given that on the 20th day of April, 2011 or thereafter, the said vehicle will be sold. The Vehicle is currently stored at Tao’s Auto Body Collision Ltd, 1129 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5V 3C9. The Vehicle was placed in storage on June 5th, 2009. For more information call Tao’s Auto Body Collision Ltd at (604) 708-9783

Legal/Public Notices

By virtue of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act, Mundies Towing, Storage & Service (1976) Ltd. will dispose of: 1) 1999 Jeep Cherokee SN: 1J4GW68N5XC748858 RO: Ian Alexander Scott. 1) 2006 Chevrolet Impala SN: 2G1WB58569187616 RO: Nathan Ware 1) 2001 Audi A4 SN: 1WAUDC68D41A081628 RO: Chih-Jui Chen Units may be viewed and bids to be submitted on Monday April 4, 2010 at 5917 Thorne Avenue Burnaby, B.C. between 10:00am to 3:00 pm. All written bids to Mundies Towing, 5917 Thorne Ave, Burnaby, B.C. V3N 2T8.

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Condos/ Townhouses



CONDO 2 yrs, 2 BR, 2 baths, facing quiet street. Asking $259K. TOWNHOME 3 yrs, 3BR, 2 ba, nr amens. No HST. Asking $332k. Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458


Houses - Sale


Real Estate

Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $98,500 597-8361 id4714 Sry Sullivan Mews ground lvl 1200sf 2br 2ba tnhse, 55+complex $220K 834-6935 id5136 Sry Bear Creek Park beauty 1440sf rancher, gated 45+ $275,900 306-931-3939 id5234 Sry Open House Sat/Sun 2-4 Boundary Park 12173-59 ave, immaculate 3139sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite $689K 590-0981 id5335 Sry Guildford resort like living 610sf 1br+den condo, 2 pools $189,900 790-0590 id5336

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Houses - Sale


North Delta

3 BR RANCHER, lge 66x115 lot, quiet area, rec room, cls to schls/ amens/transit. 11460-95A Ave. $424,900. For appt 604-581-6110


Vancouver East Side

1/2 DUPLEX centrl loc 4 BR, 3 baths, approx 1,700sf, kept well, nr transit/shops/schools. $665k Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458


Lots & Acreage

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Apartments & Condos

OMA2, 3 year old bldg, $1600, 864 sq ft apt 16th floor fantastic view close to skytrain one minute to Vancouver and Brentwood mall with parking and storage, avail April 1st, 604-980-1182



1 BR, approx 830 sq ft, quiet, clean Bldg, cls to Metrotown & Skytrain, starting at $825. Rick 604-437-3013 or 778-899-8554 1 BR in excellent bldg., elev, near transit, shopping onsite, more, no pets, $670/mo. 604-589-7040 N. WEST 1 BR apt, nr Douglas Col, skytrain, balcony, n/p, n/s, n/d, $680 & up. 604-839-8156. BBY, Lghd Mall. Bach, $720 incl ht & h/w. ns/np, newly reno’d, storage, Apr 1. 604-779-3882

2232 McAllister Port Coquitlam 2 BR Apartment Available MAY 1

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

604 - 941 - 7721


BBY METROTOWN 1 & 2 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-788-1867 BBY, METROTOWN. 1 - 2 BR. Clean, quiet bldg. Incl heat/hot water. Immed. 778-323-0237


Mobile Homes

COQ. 2 BR $900, Avail Now or Apr 1, heat, parking. 778-990-7079 or 604-521-8249 N WEST newly renod 2 BR apt, 900sf, nr all amens, sec u/g prkg. N/s, n/p. Av Apr1. 604-721-1607

NEW WEST. 1 BR Apt, $725/mo incls heat, light, cable, laundry, avail Apr 1st. Call 604-780-0048

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

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

office: 604- 939-8905 cell: 604- 916-0261 #1 - 7850 King George Blvd, Sry. 55+ year old seniors’ park. Dbl wide 2 BR + den. 1 pet ok! $79,500. Lorraine Cauley, Royal Lepage North Star, 604-889-4874


Out Of Town Property

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Recreation Property

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SALISBURY PLACE 7272 Salisbury Ave Bby Highgate 1 BR incl heat & hot water. N/S & N/P. $907/mo. 604-524-4720

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

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


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

Call 604-518-5040


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



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

VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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


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

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

GROSVENOR HOUSE 1 BR Apt, incls ht & h/w. By Moody Park. 720 - 7th Ave, New West. N/P, N/S. 604-517-1077 NEW WEST 1 bed 1 bath, $715 plus utilities. Call Quay Pacific Property Mgmt at 604-570-2786.

NEW WEST. 1 BR. U/grd prkg. Concrete hi-rise. Ns/np. $825/mo. Nr college. Apr 1. 778-321-0309 NEW WEST 2 BR, 1 bath grd flr unit $900 plus utlities. Call Quay Pacific Property at 604-570-2786 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 Studio, nr all amens, n/s, n/p, $570. Avail Now. 604-783-6003 NEW WEST: Moody Park 1 BR $610 + utils. Quiet. Apr 1. No pet. 604-591-3628 or 604-517-5593 NEW WEST. RENO’ed 1 BR & 2 BR. New Kitchen/Bathroom, Carpet, Appliances. From $795 & $1050. 604-724-8353

NEW WESTMINSTER, One Bedroom, $710/mo Includes heat, h/w, cable & parking. New carpets. Near Skytrain. Great view! Avail now or April 1. Cats okay! Deposit required.

Call 604-521-2884

PORT COQUITLAM. Atkins Park Place. Adult oriented, 1 BR apartment. Lovely building, ideal for seniors. Near bus, library, shopping & WCE. $660. Call 604-944-8697 New Westminster


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

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

ROTARY TOWER 25 Clute St, New West

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


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

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



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.


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

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



Contact Alex 604-999-9978

or Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774


Shared Accommodation

6595-40 SRY, 80/120 St. Spac 2 BR. 1165 sq ft. 2 baths, priv w/d. $1050/mo + hydro. Ns/np. 778-549-7934

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

No pets. Available now.

604 939-0944




1592 S.W. Marine Dr, Vanc. Now accepting applications for APTS; 2 BR - $916. By all amens. Sorry no dogs allowed. To apply please email: Or mail: Box 409 - 1592 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver V6P 6M1


Houses - Rent

BBY N, 4 BR , great hse, gd loc, lrg corner lot, nr schools/transit/ SFU, h/w heating, N/S. $2200. Avail now, Denis 604-838-4661 BBY S. 3 BR + fam rm, s/lev, 2 1/2 baths, 2 f/p, garage, covered deck, shrd w/d, n/s, n/p, Apr 1, $1800 + % utils. 604-433-3113 COQ 2 BR full bsmt home, new kitchen, carport, f/p, lge lot. 947 Edgar Ave, $1495 + utils. Av Apr 1. Call Wayne 604-862-9802

COQ, Lough Mall. 3 BR, upper flr. Veggie garden, big yard. Ns/np. 1.5 baths, big sundeck, 6 appl. $1,450/mo + 2⁄3 util. 604-939-6077 COQ Nr L’heed Mall, 3 BR up, fully fin bsmnt dwn, pets ok, w/d, $1700 + util, now. 604 727-2001 N WEST renod 2 lge BR suite, $1000+utils, shr w/d, nr s/train/ schls, ns, np. Now. 604-436-9013 POCO NICE 3 BR mn flr, kitchen, dining & liv rm, small fam rm, all appls. $1450 Now 604-329-9600 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● NEW WEST- 1722-6th Av 2 bdrm

HOUSE w/1 bdrm suite, very central location, close to skytrain..$1,188/M 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 *RENT TO OWN*

Abbotsford- 3262 Clearbrook Rd. HOUSE with 5 bedrooms, 2 baths. Mortgage helper. Only $1,598/m. Low Down. Flexible Terms. (604) 626-9647 or (604) 657-9422


Miscellaneous Rentals


New Westminster

NEW WEST. Furn’d, Room $465 incls sh’d kitch & bath & utils. 604-767-3863 or 778-837-4596


Suites/Partial Houses

1BDRM BSMT suite, fully reno & furn. Bus stop @ sidewalk. Heat, hydro, wifi W/D Inc $830/m sing Occ. Ed 778 828 4412 2BR BSMT, $750+util; shrd ldry; nr Kllny Com Ctr; 778-229-7993 aft 4pm wkday, anytime wkend BBY CENTRAL 2 BR, cls to all ammens, n/p, n/s, incls utils, 1 BR incls utils, Avail Now. 778-242-1895, 604-520-9629

BBY, Lough Mall area. Spac 2 BR bsmt. 1,700 sq ft. $1000/mo + util. New appl., priv w/d. Nr schools. Avail now. N/s, no dogs. Cat ok. 604-521-1008 or 604-789-6318 BBY METRO Town area lge bright 2 BR g/lvl ste, w/d, very clean, n/s, n/p. Refs. $1,100 + 1/3 utils. Av Apr 15. 604-434-3922 BBY, METROTOWN. 1 BR, g/lvl, Alarm. Near skytrn. NS/NP. Refs. $780 incl util. Now. 604-430-1358 BBY METROTWN clean 2 br main flr hse, nr bus, s/train, schls, TNT. Ns/np. $980+util. 604-438-1588 BBY, N. 1 BR bsmt ste avail Now. Nr transit, mall, grocery. Suits 1. Furn’d or Unfurn’d. NS/NP. $725 incls utls, cbl. 604-299-1852 BBY N. 2 BR ste, g/lev, incls utils & cable, N/S, N/P, cls to SFU, bus, $925. Apr 1. 778-847-0351

SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West


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

Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR

99-7360 Halifax St, Bby

604 420-5636

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




Shared Accommodation


Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

POCO Nr Coq Ctr. Own BR, $425 & BR & bath $450. Incls utils, W/D, share home. 604-475-0262


Suites/Partial Houses

COQ, DAWES HILL,. reno 3 BR main floor. F/p, sh’d w/d, deck, carport. $1,200/mo + % utils. N/S. Apr 1, no dogs. 604 937-3534 COQ, Lough Mall. 2 BR, g/lvl. Priv w/d & ent. F/ba. Ns/Np. $995/mo incls utils. Immed. 604-931-3677

COQ, Maillardville. Large 1 BR in quiet building. Storage. Sh’d w/d. Parking. Ns/Np. $625/mo. Avail Apr 1. Nr amens. 604-931-7432 COQ SPAC 2 br ste g/lvl, cls to schl/bus. Inc w/d, hyd, net. N/S, N/P. Now. $1100. 604-729-4709 FRASERVIEW 2BR Bsmt suite h/w flrs. stor. high bright & clean 600 sqft. $950 call 604-916-3329 METROTWN/BCIT, ONE BEDRM basemt suite, no smoke&pet, incl Hydro, 4 Appliances, $680.00 call (604) 649-8909 NEW WEST Queens Park, bright 1 BR ste, own W/D, priv entry, small yard. Suits 1. $750 incls utl. Av now. NS/NP. 604-525-3130


Townhouses Rent

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


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

Contact 604-939-0221

BBY N 3 BR g/lvl ste, newly renod, 1500sf, w/d. Nr SFU/10 mins to Sperling Stn. N/s, n/p. Av Apr 1. $1400. 604-710-8872 BBY, Near BCIT, 2 BR g/lvl ste. NS/NP. $1000/mo. incl utils, nr ammens, Apr 1. 604-438-1790 BBY NORTH near SFU, Upper 3 BR Duplex, 2 bath, 5 appls, f/p. NS/NP. $1375+ utls. Avail Apr 1. 604-420-3269 or 604-760-7043 BBY S. Lrg 1 BR gr lev, priv entry, inste W/D, F/P, quiet, $825 incls utls. NS/NP. Suits adults. Refs. Burnfield Cres. 604-526-7335


(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

BLUE MTN/AUSTIN, 2 bedrm basemt suite,1029 Dansey,4 appl,no smoke&pet, incl. hydro, $750.00 ref. call (604)649-8909 COQ 1 & 2 BR stes, $700/$900 incls utils, avail Apr 1, cls to schl & Lougheed Mall, N/p, N/S, 604-931-1699 or 778-230-1090 COQ 1 BR g/lvl, nr Miller Park, $750 inc util, suits sngle, w/d, Apr 1. no dogs. Ref. 604-936-2206 COQ, 1 BR ste, f/bath, priv entry, No W/D, NS/NP. $650 incls utls/ cbl. Suits 1. Apr 1. 604-931-1616 COQ 2 BR bsmt, lrg kit, w/d, small cov patio, newly painted, n/s, $825 + 1/3 utils, 604-525-9266

COQ, 3 BR, f/bath, fenced yard. $950/mo incl hydro. Near amen. Apr 1. N/s, no dogs.604-525-0897

COQ 3121 Pattulo. 2 BR bsmt, f/bath, own w/d, all appl. $980 incl util. 2 min to Coq Centre. Great location! Immed. 778-688-2594

CALL 604 723-8215

552 Dansey Ave, Coq

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


CALL 604 715-7764

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



Whitgift Gardens

415 Westview St, Coq




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

COQ BLUE Mnt area, 2 BR upper, shared w/d, d/w, big deck, monitored securtiy sys. $1125 + 2/3 utils. Apr 1. Sm Pet considered, n/s. 604- 897-0411



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Always On Electric

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Cleaning HAPPY


Home & Office ★Janitor Service, Ceiling & wall washing, Floor Waxing, House Cleaning, Restaurant Cleaning, Window Cleaning + more ! Free Est call Tom 604-307-5998 Ins & WCB A.S.B.A. ENTERPRISE. Comm/ Res. Free Est. $20/hour includes supplies. Insured. 604-723-0162



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

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

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★ COMPLETE DRYWALL ★ By certified tradesman. Small jobs pref. 604-762-4024


Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hardscaping & Landscaping. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. 604 782-4322


Lawn & Garden

Spring Services

Small Jobs to rewires, lighting control, new houses, repairs. Insured & bonded. Knob & tube replacement specialist. Lic. #23726. Call Chris, 604-788-3864 ABACUS Lic Elect Contr 97222. 40 years exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493. YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899


Flooring/ Refinishing


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


Dmitry 778-999-8513


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


Electrical Contractor Residential & Commercial Free Est. Lic/Bonded


Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944 Century Hardwood Floors ★Hardwood flr refinishing ★Repairs ★ Staining ★ Free Estimate. Contact 604-376-7224 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508



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



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


Same Day Service, Fully Insured


• Lawn Maintenance • Fertilizing • Yard Clean-ups • Aeration • Pruning/Hedges • Power Raking • Rubbish Removal • Odd jobs •Yearly Maintenance Programs •


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

• Tree Pruning

Free Est. 604-779-6978 email:


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

Or 604-782-3411 Laura

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

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

DOUBLE - 0 LANDSCAPING Bobcat (small jobs), lawn care & power raking. Call 778-885-2984

KAWA GARDEN SERVICES Res/comm. Organic lawn care & quality compost. 604-831-0140

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Lawn & Garden • Clean-ups & Disposal, Gutters/Press Washing Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142 LAWN MAINTENANCE 20 yrs exp. power rake, aerating. Free est. Reliable Reas. 604-649-9965 Lawn Maintenance, aeration, power raking, topdressing and pressure washing. Fully insured and bonded. Mike 778-773-0270


P/U or delivery. Covered storage. (604) 644-1878 THE LAWN BUTCHER Only Prime Cuts will do! Call Jim 778-839-6250

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

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


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Burnaby Now March 23 2011  

Burnaby Now March 23 2011

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