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Tory candidate denies dodging debates NDP candidate gets translator so he can participate in Cantonese debate on radio Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

Burnaby-Douglas Conservative candidate Ronald Leung says he has not been avoiding debates as his competitors have charged. “No, I have not avoided any English debates,” Leung said in an interview with the Burnaby NOW on Monday. Leung was at a candidates’ meeting in

Vancouver’s Chinatown on Saturday, April 23, with Liberal Ken Low and New Democrat Kennedy Stewart, who brought a translator as the debate was in Cantonese. Candidates from the Vancouver Kingsway riding were also there. On Monday Kennedy Stewart night, Leung was also at a debate and meetand-greet at Seton Villa, a local seniors’ home where he sits on the board of directors, but that event was not open to the

general public. So far, those two meetings are the only ones where all three major candidates from Burnaby-Douglas have been present. Leung was noticeably absent from an all-candidates debate at Moscrop Secondary on April 19, a Ronald Leung CBC Radio appearance on April 21 and a debate at a local Muslim community and youth centre later that same day. And while his competitors accuse him of avoiding scrutiny, Leung said he’s

been busy knocking on doors and attending events such as coffee parties. “I go to talk to voters, do door-knocking and just talk to them directly,” Leung said. “It’s going to be a tight race. My focus will be to get to as many voters as possible. My job is very simple: I identify who is going to vote for me, and I make sure they get out to vote.” Leung said he’s also planning to attend a candidates’ meeting on Friday April 29 at Capitol Hill Community Hall, and on Saturday April 30, he will be on Fairchild Radio for an all-candidates debate in Cantonese with Low and Stewart. (Stewart

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New speed reader board targets traffic on Gaglardi ICBC data shows 88 crashes causing injury or death over the past five years Alfie Lau

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After two recent accidents where a man and a woman died, the road around Burnaby Mountain is getting more safety measures implemented. A solar-powered, electronic speedreader board on Gaglardi Way between Broadway and Burnaby Mountain Parkway is now in operation. The location was selected because ICBC data shows that there have been approximately 88 crashes that resulted in injuries or fatalities during the past five years in that area. That includes a March 8 accident where a 20-year-old Port Coquitlam woman died and three men were injured after their car went off an embankment. The accident occurred just before 7 p.m. when a small, dark-coloured Mazda car travelling from SFU went off the road and crashed at

Gaglardi Way and University Drive. The other recent fatal accident occurred on Nov. 17, 2010, when a 22-year-old West Vancouver man died and several others were hurt after an afternoon car accident. The collision occurred just before 4 p.m. A 2007 black Pontiac G5 was travelling northbound up Gaglardi Way when it veered into oncoming traffic and struck a Chevrolet Blazer head-on. A third vehicle was unable to avoid the collision and struck the Pontiac. The 22-year-old driving the Pontiac G5 died from the injuries he sustained in the crash. In addition to the speed-reader board, a vehicle pull-out area has also been installed along Gaglardi Way to make it safer for the Burnaby RCMP to enforce the speed limit and monitor traffic. “Unsafe speed is a key factor in car crashes and this speed-reader board will remind drivers to slow down and help save lives,” said ICBC road safety coordinator Gord Couling in a press release. The speed-reader board is the first in Burnaby.


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Third time the charm for PM? Jennifer Moreau staff reporter

He’s back. Sunday marked the third Burnaby visit for Conservative leader Stephen Harper in the 2011 federal election campaign. Harper made an appearance at the Burnaby Alliance Church, a Chinese evangelical church in the Burnaby-New Westminster riding. He arrived after Easter services and delivered a speech on Canada’s fragile economy and how his party can offer “a steady hand, a plan that’s working, affordable commitments and a pledge to keep taxes down.” He told the Chinese audience that the country’s economic rebound is “due in no small part to the energies, ideas and global perspectives brought to our country by immigrants from the world over.” Local Tory candidates Ronald Leung and Paul Forseth attended. Leung introduced Harper as a “man of principle, a great Canadian.” “And I hope he is my next boss,” Leung said to the crowd. SFU marketing professor Lindsay Meredith was not surprised at all by Harper’s focus on Burnaby. “This is going to be what they call your traditional squeaker,” Meredith said of the election. “This is going to put all pressure on the swing ridings.” Meredith said the Conservatives are focusing on ridings where they think they have a chance of winning, and Burnaby-Douglas will likely be very close – too close to call. According to a nationwide Ipsos Reid poll, conducted for Postmedia News and Global TV, the NDP has surpassed the Liberals for the first time in 20 years. The

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He’s back: Stephen Harper visited Burnaby for the third time on Sunday. He made an appearance at the

Burnaby Alliance Church. Above, he spoke to a crowd last week during a rally at the Beedie headquarters, and on March 27 he visited the National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre.

poll shows 43 per cent of respondents would vote for the Conservatives, 24 per cent for the NDP and 21 per cent for the Liberals. But, Meredith pointed out, if the NDP splits the centre-left vote, the Tories may come up the middle and secure a majority. Meredith also said that with population growth in B.C. and Alberta, politicians are realizing that the west is just

as important as vote-rich Ontario and Quebec, and that’s why there is more focus on B.C. “In the future, you’re also going to see more seats added here,” he said, adding we may even get more federal transfer payments and projects. – With files from Postmedia News

All eyes are on the Burnaby-Douglas riding I

t’s no secret the Conservatives are at seven per cent. paying special attention to BurnabyAccording to a memo leaked from Douglas, one of three ethnically diverse Immigration Minister Jason Kenney’s swing ridings in the Lower Mainland. office, the Conservatives are targeting If the race is anything like it certain “very ethnic” ridings, was in the last federal election, including Burnaby-Douglas, it will mostly be a two-way that they think will be close. contest between the NDP and Tory leader Stephen Harper the Conservatives. made Burnaby his second stop In 2008, New Democrat on the election trail, and to date, Bill Siksay barely held on to he’s visited the city three times. his seat, with Conservative ANALYSIS candidate Ronald Leung close Jennifer Moreau behind. While the riding names and According to 2006 B.C. Stats boundaries have changed over data, 55 per cent of Burnaby the years, the area now encomresidents are ethnic minorities, and out of passed by Burnaby-Douglas has deep that group, the top ethnicities represented NDP roots. In the ’60s, it was held by New are Chinese at 54 per cent, followed by Democrat leader Tommy Douglas, father South Asians at 15 per cent and Filipinos of the Canadian health-care system.

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Svend Robinson, the country’s first openly gay MP, was elected in 1979, and he had a fairly secure hold on the riding up until he stole an expensive ring and had to step down. In 2004, his assistant Bill Siksay was voted in, and the NDP’s portion of the riding’s vote dropped slightly. It wasn’t until the last election in 2008 when things took a more dramatic turn. The Liberals, who had been in second place the previous two elections, suddenly lost about 10 per cent of the vote, while the Conservatives picked up 10 per cent and surged to a very close second place. How close? Just 789 votes short of dethroning the New Democrats’ decades-long hold on the area. Now that Siksay has retired, the NDP is running SFU professor Kennedy Stewart in his place.

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Manager ‘wasn’t going to do anything stupid’ Alfie Lau

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I was alone,” said Dudder. His colleague, Dwayne Otto, was on an outside sales call at the time of the botched robbery. “When Dwayne came back, he was worried for me,” said Dudder. “He was upset.” Dudder said in the 20-plus years Pacific CoastCom has been at their current location, they’ve never had a daytime robbery. “We’ve gotten broken into, but at night,” he said. “It’s insane that this happened during broad daylight.” Dudder said new SIM card technology is one of the reasons people are targeting the new smartphones. With the older technology, phones and phone numbers were intertwined, but with the new SIM cards, all somebody has to do to “make” a new phone is replace the SIM card. Dudder said he’s had a lot of customers come in to make sure he’s OK, but he doesn’t think he’ll change how Pacific CoastCom does business in the future. “We don’t have much inventory on hand anyways, and what we do have is in the cage,” said Dudder. “We can’t be like a jewelry store where we buzz people in.” As for the police, they’re happy that nobody was hurt during the robbery. “It’s one of those things that unfolded quickly. But I can tell you right now, just on the front end of it, I’m pretty pleased with the fact that these guys are in custody,” LeClair said. LeClair said at least two of the suspects were already known to police. LeClair said police have recovered a replica handgun from one of the suspects, but it had not been converted to fire live ammunition.

David Dudder didn’t have a moment of peace and quiet until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Dudder is a manager at Pacific CoastCom, which sells high-end cellphones and smartphones at a business complex at 3430 Brighton Ave., right beside the Burnaby NOW office. His world got really crazy last Wednesday afternoon. “Two guys came rushing in. They had hoodies over them and masks on, and one guy pointed a gun at me,” said Dudder. “They asked me where the iPhones were, and I took them to the cage where we have them locked up.” As the two men started shovelling phones into bags, Dudder was on the ground, looking away and obeying every command. “I wasn’t going to do anything stupid,” he said on Thursday afternoon. “Scared, absolutely, but I played along with everything because I wanted to make sure I was getting out of this safe and sound.” As the men left, Dudder was able to poke his head up and check on the monitors to see what was happening outside the room he was in. “I couldn’t believe it,” he said. “The police were already taking them down.” According to Burnaby RCMP Sgt. Andy LeClair, some North Vancouver RCMP plainclothes investigators were in the “right place at the time.” “North Van was working an unrelated problem that was multi-jurisdictional and they came across a vehicle of interest in another matter, and as they were in the process of coordinating a traffic check of that vehicle, these individuals did a robbery right in front of them,” said LeClair. “Right now, we have five in custody.” Dudder said he was surprised at first to hear so many people arrested, but it makes sense to him after the fact because he believes the others may have been acting as spotters. File photo/burnaby now “We have wide open windows, and Nabbed: An undercover officer (face blurred to hide identity) that was the first time holds one suspect, while keeping tabs on the others.

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The dodgers don’t deserve anyone’s support

We call this the Sarah Palin manoeuEvery election we seem to face the vre. Although the truth is Palin hardly same challenges – and this one is no invented the tactic, she just showed different. There’s always at least one potential candidates that not only can candidate who has figured out, or whose you avoid mainstream media and open handlers have figured out, that it would question forums, you can make be better to avoid unscripted it seem like a principled stand. public meetings. In our opinion, if you want The reasoning is obvious. If Burnaby NOW to run for political office, you the candidate, usually one who has little or no experience in politics, isn’t must be available and open to questions from the public and media in real-time. caught in public saying something just And by real-time, we mean not by email. plain dumb or revealing his or her lack of political knowledge, there is much less And not screened through assistants or handlers. If you can’t answer a question, chance of losing votes.



or at least make an attempt, you are very likely unsuited for representing your constituents, whatever your party. Voters can accept someone who is not a brilliant public speaker, or someone who can’t rattle off economic statistics, but they should not support someone who is simply ducking questions in hopes of riding their party’s coat-tails into office. And, yes, candidates who do duck questions get into office. And we can, without naming names, assure readers that those candidates who do end up in

office are resoundingly poor representatives – for both their party and their constituents. A short campaign makes it easier for candidates to avoid scrutiny, but even in compressed campaigns it is obvious who has spent time mastering the art of evasion as opposed to facing the tough questions in public. The only way to change this kind of behaviour is to send a strong message to all candidates that if they can’t engage in public discourse, they don’t deserve anyone’s vote.

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gresses, and a number of them rovincial politics usuare likely to change hands when ally trump the federal kind it’s all over. when it comes to holdIf the current polls are coring the interest of most British rect – they suggest the federal Columbians, but I suspect the Liberal vote is collapsing – then upcoming federal election is the seats to keep the closest eye going to prove to be more fason are the five currently cinating than recent held by that party. That ones. includes the three seats This province has Keith Baldrey in Vancouver, one in 36 ridings, and the Surrey and the Vancouver Island electoral result in most of them is seat of Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca. known about a minute after the The Conservatives, having polls close. The Conservatives run second in all of those seats should win 14 ridings quite easin 2008, are the logical favourites ily, while the NDP appears to to reap the benefits of even a have a lock on eight seats. small collapse in Liberal votes in In some of the ridings, the those ridings. The one exception Conservatives win by such may be the riding of Vancouver massive numbers one gets the Centre, where longtime Liberal impression the party could run MP Hedy Fry has been counted house pets as candidates and still win (the same holds true with the out before but always seems to emerge victorious. NDP stronghold of Vancouver Other seats with uncertain East). Many federal Conservative outcomes include Surrey North, MPs who win by huge margins where the NDP has targeted lack any kind of public profile. the near-invisible Conservative (When was the last time you MP Dona Cadman for defeat; heard about Mark Warawa in Newton-North Delta, where the Langley, Ed Fast in Abbotsford, Liberals will be hard-pressed to Ron Cannan in Kelowna or Colin hold the seat; and Saanich-Gulf Mayes in the Okanagan, for Islands, where federal Green example?) To be fair, the lot of a leader Elizabeth May is trygovernment backbencher is an ing to win a seat. May is facing anonymous one, but the fact is longtime Conservative MP Gary the MPs I just named win three Lunn, who has a formidable elecor even four times the votes of tion machine in his riding. There their nearest opponent. is a misconception that the Gulf So these ridings lack any kind Islands is Green-friendly territoof drama on election night. But ry, based on the assumption there there are more than a dozen or must be a bunch of tie-dyed so ridings where things may get Election Page 7 very interesting as the night pro-


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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Harper doesn’t deserve credit Dear Editor:

The other day, I overheard a diner in a local restaurant tell the Liberal candidate that Canada’s economy is the best in the world, and that is why the Stephen Harper deserves a majority. If I had taken the very un-Canadian step of butting into their private conversation, here is what I would have said: Yes, you are right that Canada enjoys the lowest deficit of all the G7 countries and the fastest growing GDP. However, Stephen Harper does not deserve the credit. He inherited a legacy of financial regulations that protected Canadians from the reckless banking practices that created so much financial ruin in other countries. And, let’s remember that de-regulation is a core Conservative value. If he had had his majority when the worldwide recession hit, those very

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regulations wouldn’t have been in place to cushion Canadians from the worst of it. Furthermore, Canada’s impressive economic recovery from the recession can be attributed in large part to the stimulus package, or what the Harper government has been advertising as Canada’s Economic Action Plan. But again, stimulating the economy through government spending goes against Harper’s fundamental beliefs. Luckily for us, his minority government was vulnerable to persuasion from the other political parties, persuasion that he has since tried to characterize as bickering and disloyalty. Kind of rich that he is now taking credit for an economic strategy that was forced upon him. But, I also question the assertion that the Canadian economy is the best in world. Best for which Canadians? Not for the 1.5 million Canadians who Economy Page 7






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can’t find a job or the countless more who gave up looking or don’t qualify for EI. At 7.8 per cent, our unemployment rate is higher than Australia, Germany, Holland, Japan and Mexico. Of the more than 30 affluent nations that make up the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Canada ranked a dismal 18th in unemployment. Not best for the students and young families whose personal debt load has risen to the highest since the Second World War. And, speaking of debt, Harper wants to eliminate the federal deficit by 2014, a year earlier than the target recommended by the International Monetary Fund. He wants to do it by cutting government spending which means he’ll be gutting public services and programs. Experience tells us that we can expect services like health care and education to be starved and fewer frontline staff to protect the environment and monitor food safety. In other words, Harper’s intention is to reduce the collective debt by shifting it to the individual where it will be more invisible. Let’s not suffer in isolation. Let’s deny Harper his majority. Here in Burnaby that means voting NDP. Janet Routledge, Burnaby

Candidate has disappointed Dear Editor:

On April 19, I moderated an all-candidates meeting (at Moscrop Secondary) for the Burnaby-Douglas federal riding, organized by a group of civic-minded high school students for their peers. I was very impressed by these students’ interest in national affairs and also by the Communist, Green, Liberal and NDP candidates who recognized their responsibility to answer

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questions from the public. I was disappointed, however, by the absence of Conservative candidate Ronald Leung. This is the second time Leung has refused to attend an allcandidates meeting for Burnaby students, and to me, this demonstrates contempt not only for democracy but also for the young people of this community. You’d expect voters would automatically discount anyone who refuses to be forthcoming to the public – but, strangely, it looks like Leung has a good chance of winning. In fact, in the 2008 election, he lost only narrowly: by about 800 votes. Moreover, he almost defeated the NDP incumbent, Bill Siksay, who was an outspoken proponent for social justice and the needs of working people. Contrast that with the Conservatives’ bizarre priorities that include $29 billion for fighter jets and $14 billion for prisons rather than investments in services that actually help Canadians. It would be a shameful day for BurnabyDouglas if voters elect a candidate who not only supports this twisted agenda but also refuses to talk about it in public. Normally, I would urge voters to support whichever candidate is most closely aligned with their world view. But for those in Burnaby-Douglas who wish to keep the Conservatives from winning the riding, the only option is to vote strategically. This means voting for the only candidate who stands a chance against Ronald Leung: Kennedy Stewart of the NDP. This may not be the ideal choice for Liberals and Greens, but the good news is they can swap their votes with an NDP supporter in another riding: check out In any event, I hope Burnaby-Douglas won’t be represented by someone who lacks respect for democracy and the youth of this community. Patrik Parkes, Vancouver

Election: Some races to watch continued from page 6

tree-huggers living there. There are a few, but there a lot more retired doctors, lawyers and dentists there who ensure the Conservatives win every poll on the islands in every election, so it will by a major upset if May wins. One of the more intriguing scenarios involves some apparently safe Conservative-held ridings in the Interior and on Vancouver Island. There are a couple of potential factors that may turn those races on their heads. First of all, if there is indeed a surge in NDP popularity, that factor – combined with lingering anti-government sentiment

that lies barely below the surface in those regions – could make these races competitive. Second, a significant collapse in the Liberal vote would hurt the Conservatives in particular, as Liberal voters would shift to the NDP. The riding of KootenayColumbia, for example, should be a Conservative stronghold. But longtime incumbent Jim Abbott has retired, and that area has long held an anti-government sentiment (the Reform party used to own this territory). This has the NDP talking about an upset victory there. There are also several ridings where the com-

bined Liberal/NDP vote in 2008 was significantly higher than the Conservative vote, so if enough strategic voting occurs, some of those ridings may be going the NDP’s way. So how’s it all going to come out? The Conservatives should win 20 to 27 seats, while the NDP should win from nine to 17 seats, and the Liberals will be lucky to hang on to four of the five they now hold. Yes, B.C. politics is usually more interesting than the federal variety, but for one night at least the federal scene should keep our interest longer than usual. Keith Baldrey is chief political correspondent for Global B.C.

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political commentator, why the Conservatives made such gains in the 2008 election, he says it’s not because the Liberal vote is shifting over, but that the Tories are using their tactics to target the riding. The NDP vote has grown since 2004, he pointed out. (That’s true but only by about three per cent – from 34.6 in 2004, to 35.6 in 2006 and 37.9 in 2008, and that percentage was typically higher when Robinson held the riding before Siksay.) Stewart attributes the Liberal’s loss to weak leadership with Stephane Dion and now Michael Ignatieff. Regardless, Stewart thinks past support will hold strong this time around. Conservative Ronald Leung Leung used to host a call-in Chinese radio talk show, where he offered advice to immigrants adjusting to life in Canada. More recently, he worked with Immigration Minister Jason Kenney as an advisor, and now, in the midst of his own campaign, he’s fielding Cantonese and Mandarin media calls from across the country on behalf of the Conservative party. While the NDP has held the riding for years, Leung’s supporters may point out that the New Democrats do not represent everyone in the riding, as reflected by the results of the last election. “We think we can get this riding this time. It was a very close race last election, and we need to push a little but harder,” Leung said. As an immigrant himself, Leung said he understands where new Canadians are coming from.

“They would like to find someone who can help, to give them support,” he said. “I can identify with the difficulties they may face.” Leung pointed to Tory policies on spending to help people with foreign credentials work in their field and efforts to crack down on human smuggling, which would free up resources to deal with immigration backlogs. Liberal Ken Low Like Leung, Low is also an immigrant with ties to the Chinese community. When he’s not working at the City of Vancouver, he runs a marital arts academy. In 2008, he ran in Vancouver East, another NDP stronghold, but also a riding with a significant immigrant population. Low came in second place with 17.23 per cent, but far behind New Democrat Libby Davies. Low doesn’t believe BurnabyDouglas will be a two-way race and pointed out that the Liberals were a close second in 2004 and 2006. (They were about two percentage points behind the NDP in 2004, and about five in 2006.) As for the 10 per cent Liberal drop in 2008, Low said this was partly because Liberals didn’t get out to vote. (While 2008 saw the lowest voter turnout in Canadian history, there were only 1,423 more people that showed up in the previous election in Burnaby-Douglas – not enough to account for the nearly 7,000 votes the Liberals lost in 2008.) Low welcomes the diversity represented in Burnaby-Douglas. “That’s what makes this riding so dynamic, so good to run in because of its diversity. The Chinese-speaking population is just over 30 per cent,”

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Burnaby-Douglas has been drawing attention from across the country, but local pundits, like SFU marketing professor Lindsay Meredith, are also saying it’s too close to call. How does one secure the so-called ethnic vote? Meredith says it’s hard to say. “Those are the kind of ridings where you have this wild mix going on, and you have these old timer NDPers and new immigrants,” he said. “The Chinese traditionally do not go NDP. They go Conservative or Liberals,” he added. “Like any other group you’re targeting, if you can throw some bread on their table, they are going to go for it.” The “bread” he’s referring to could be an issue that matters to that particular group, like the economy, family reunification or recognition of foreign credentials. “The Chinese community is very concerned about the economy,” Meredith said. SFU public policy Doug McArthur also said Burnaby-Douglas is too close to call. And, he added, in a race that’s tight, two things matter: the candidates’ individual appeal and what’s happening on the national scene. If either of the parties are polling particularly well, that could tip the vote in their favour. The NDP has seen a recent surge in the polls, but the Tories have been consistently ahead. Whatever happens, it’s sure to be a nail-biter.





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To many, the Access to Information Act is a foreign world that is yet to be discovered. But thanks to Burnaby resident Mark Weiler, a new website makes the process of requesting documents from the government easier. “I think access to information is a very important tool to exercise our democratic rights, and unfortunately not a lot of Canadians know about it yet,” he said. Weiler, who launched www.opengovernment last week, graduated from SFU recently with a doctoral degree in the faculty of education. He used freedom of information legislation to document how governments develop curricula for public servants for his dissertation. He thinks that part of the problem is that the office of the information commissioner doesn’t have a mandatory obligation to promote freedom of information, leaving people with a lack of public inforfollow us on

mation. The history of Access to Information is available on Weiler’s website. It informs viewers that the act received Royal Assent on July 7, 1982 to facilitate democracy. In each of the 10 last years, for every 1,200 Canadians, the Access to Information Act was used only once. “We’re the first generation in Canadian history to have this right, so I think we have to be innovative and creative in how we think about what freedom of information is and how we can use it,” Weiler said. He has sent in a couple of hundred requests federally, as well as some provincially. An example letter is featured, providing a template for a typical Freedom of Information request. It out-

lines the requirements of sending in a request, consisting of stating in writing the records you wish to access, sending it to the appropriate government institution and paying a $5 application fee. Through the use of animated video, Weiler has set up How to Use Canada’s Access to Information Act: An Epic Introduction. The video tells the story of Declore, a character who gains the ability to use FOI magic and ventures into other worlds on quests. “There’s going to be delays, there’s going to be persistence, there’s going to be obstacles,” Weiler said. He hopes that the site makes it easier for people to understand the process of sending a request and that it will encourage people to make use of the act.

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Business leaders building bridges, breaking barriers For instance, one of the common threads on the tours was that immigrants looking for work didn’t realize employers do the majority of hiring through networking or employee recommendations, she explained. Janaya Fuller-Evans “It was quite new for immigrants to staff reporter learn that,” Gering said, adding this surThe Burnaby Board of Trade is working prised her, as people on the tours have to break down barriers to employment for gone through employment training with new residents. social service agencies. The board has conducted six Breaking Another interesting challenge for immiDown the Barriers workplace tours and is grants was understanding the different hosting its final forum for the project on types of workplace culture in April 28. Canada, as they often expect The aim of the project was to have to adapt to one cul“Employers are to connect more than 250 tural standard, she said. saying, we do immigrants with Canadian But in fact, workplace culcompanies over a period of 18 have to look at ture varies depending on the months. our hiring prac- industry and the type of comThe project was designed pany, Gering explained. tices.” to create meaningful dialogue Gering addressed some between immigrants and of the challenges immigrants DARLENE GERING employers, allowing attendees face in finding employment at President, CEO of BOT to exchange experiences and a recent tour.. share perspectives. “The Canadian employThe project has helped ment market is significantly more robust immigrants and employers better under- than others, but accessing it can be difficult stand the challenges each faces, according and daunting for immigrants for whom to Darlene Gering, president and CEO of language and cultural difference pose an the board. inhibitory barrier to entry,” she said. “Employers are saying, we do have to “However, we need more immigrants look at our hiring practices,” she said. to drive innovation, which is fundamental And immigrants get an idea of what businesses are looking for, Gering added. Business Page 12

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veryone is invited to turn out at the Michael J. Fox Theatre tomorrow night (Thursday, April 28) for Curtain Call for Japan. One hundred per cent of the proceeds from the concert will go to the Canadian Red Cross to help with relief efforts in Japan. The event is being hosted by Tiffany Carlson of Danzmode Productions and Jacki Ashworth. It involves a long list of local performers – dancers of all kinds, from jazz and tap to Hawaiian and belly dancing, plus vocalists, musicians, magicians and more. Audiences will be able to enjoy performances by Affinity Dance, Dance in Motion, Dance West, Danzmode Productions, Fusion Force Studios, Spiral Dance, the DanceLAB, the Paul Tavai-Latta Polynesian Dancers of Vancouver and the Source Dance Company. Also on the bill are magician Alex Seaman, impersonator Braedon Campbell, Colin Budgell and Jen Miller, Danielle Ashworth, the DDC Scholarship Program, Ikue Ueno, Maki Natori, Sheila Comer and Timothy Payne. All of the performers are donating their time. The concert is set for 7 p.m., and tickets are $30. To reserve or order tickets, call Tiffany at 778-847-8433 or Jacki at 604-861-6010. Michael J. Fox Theatre is at 7373 MacPherson Ave.

Dressing up on stage

Theatre Replacement is bringing its newest production to the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts this week. Dress Me Up in Your Love is on stage from tonight (Wednesday, April 27) to Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Shadbolt’s Studio Theatre. Using distinct garments collected from around the world, performers dress and undress to reveal the stories behind the clothes and the closets they come from – in text, song, movement and animation. Dress Me Up was co-produced by and developed at PAZZ Performing Arts Festival, at Oldenbugisches Staatstheater in Germany. The work was created by Barbara Clayden, Sascha Grub, Veda Hille, James Long, Samantha Madely, Andrew McNee, Anita Rochon, Dario Martin Rodriguez, Donna Soares, Conor Wylie and Maiko Bae Yamamoto. Lively City Page 14

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Simon Fraser University students take part in unique development program for young composers Julie MacLellan staff reporter

Ask him how he got interested in music composition, and Remy Siu will grin. “I really liked video game music growing up,” he explains with a smile. For Siu, video game music is the folk music of the younger generation. And, though he’s since developed a taste for the work of composers ranging from Bartok and Stravinsky to Steve Wright and R. Murray Schafer, the music of his childhood will always follow him. “It’s still in the back of our minds,” he says. Siu is just finishing up his third year as a music composition major at Simon Fraser University. Together with classmate Alex Mah, he recently took part in Phoenix Chamber Choir’s Young Composers Development Program – which gives emerging composers a chance to learn more about choral writing in a hands-on (or, more accurately, voices-on) setting. The two 20-year-olds took time out of their end-of-year schedules to sit down with the Burnaby NOW for coffee on a recent Monday morning. (I must insert an author’s disclaimer here: I’m currently singing with Phoenix Chamber Choir and have had the pleasure of being personally involved in the young composers program, as a singer, since January.) For those unfamiliar with the group, Phoenix is a Burnaby-based choir that has earned acclaim on the national choral scene with 12 first-place wins in the CBC National Choral Competition. Its young composers program is spearheaded by artistic director Ramona Luengen – a Burnaby resident and herself a noted Julie MacLellan/burnaby now composer – and is designed to give the young composers a chance to have their Sounds of the future: Alex Mah, in foreground, and Remy Siu are music composition pieces workshopped by a choir of experi- students at Simon Fraser University who took part in Phoenix Chamber Choir’s Young Composers Development Program. enced singers. The young composers, ranging from one the choir throughout the term gave him Mah agrees. Grade 8 student to one in graduate studies a chance to hear his piece evolve, and “It helped a lot in seeing the full scope of at the University of British Columbia, start- each time he heard the choir perform it, what I’d actually written,” he says. ed working with the choir at a workshop in he learned something new about And, they both note, havNEW MUSIC January and had a chance to attend rehears- what worked and what didn’t. ing such an in-depth program als with the choir through March, having “It became a lot about solving available to them for free was an What: Revelations III, their work explored at various points dur- problems,” he notes. added bonus. a concert presented ing the creation process. An all-day workMah notes that having the Both are also quick to give a by Burnaby’s Phoenix shop in early April gave all the composers chance to work with a composer great deal of credit to the SFU Chamber Choir a chance to have their finished pieces sung as experienced as Luengen was a music composition program, parWhen: Saturday, and recorded. blessing to the students. ticularly teachers David MacIntyre April 30, 8 p.m. at From there, seven had their pieces select“She was really, really knowland Janet Danielson. Shaughnessy Heights ed by the choir for inclusion in its upcoming edgeable,” he says. “I learned a Siu notes that the SFU proUnited Church, 1550 Revelations III concert, set for this coming lot of valuable stuff about writing gram is unique in that it’s not secWest 33rd Ave., Saturday, April 30, at Shaughnessy Heights for choir.” ondary to a performance program Vancouver United Church in Vancouver. Siu notes that Luengen was but, rather, a stand-alone entity of Tickets: $25 regular, its own. Both Siu and Mah – though their pieces generous with her time to the $20 student/senior, $10 aren’t in the concert – say the experience young composers, giving them “It’s a really interesting prohigh school students. was invaluable for them. a chance to email and talk to her gram,” Siu says. “You’re composCall 604-584-4755 or Siu notes that it was different having whenever they needed advice or ing from Year 1.” buy at www.phoenix his work sung by 24 voices, rather than the encountered obstacles. And, he He notes that the program’s quartet of singers that he’s had a chance to says, she was quick to spot areas focus on electroacoustic work also work with through school. of the composers’ work that could makes it stand out. “Having an entire chamber choir, there be problematic in a choral setting. Throughout their studies, he says, stuwere so many different things involved,” he “She knows her craft so well that she can dents have a chance to survey what hapsays. “It allowed us to play a lot. We had the point them all out,” he says. “It’s a really pened in composition throughout the 20th good program for helping composers devel- century. opportunity to take risks.” He notes that the hands-on work with op the voice they are trying to write in.” Composers Page 14

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This isn’t your mother’s Mother Goose. A Burnaby resident is taking to the stage in a new sketch comedy show that skewers favourite fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Ryan Murphy will be on stage in Twisted Tales at the Second Storey Theatre in Port Coquitlam from April 29 to May 14. “Come along as princesses bemoan their dating woes, wicked witches sell their wares and maidens match wits with lecherous frogs,” a press release says. The production is the brainchild of Murphy and Jodi Mason. Murphy is an awardwinning humorist and stand-up comedian who has appeared at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, the Vancouver

Global Comedy Festival, the Calgary FunnyFest and the Boston Comedy Fest, where he was named Best International Act. Mason is a critically acclaimed playwright and actor who recently performed her play ‘Til Death Do Us Part Or You Get Fat at the 2010 Port Moody Arts Festival. They’ll be joined on stage by Russ Brummer, Leah Brummer and Jennifer Pielak. The show will run Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. at Second Storey Theatre, 2550 Shaughnessy St. in Port Coquitlam. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students, available by calling 604-9278400 (identify yourself as someone wishing to buy tickets for a Second Storey Theatre production). See www.secondstoreytheatre. com. Got an item for Lively City? Send arts and entertainment news to Julie, jmac

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“You learn where a lot of the music comes from,” he says. “It makes you ask, ultimately, the question, What do we do now? As composers, what do we do to move forward?” He notes that students also benefit from a chance to work with those studying in other areas of the arts, including film and dance, and seeing how composition can be a collaborative work with those in other disciplines. Mah, who recently had a chance to work on sound for a film project, agrees. “I think I’d like to do collaborative work,” he says, noting that he’d

love to find himself writing music for dance and theatre. “I think it would a lot more fun to pursue a career composing things with other people.” Siu is eyeing the possibility of graduate studies in composition and agrees that he, too, would like to collaborate with other artists. “Working with dancers is a really good experience,” he says. In fact, Siu has work in the SFU dance students’ grad show, being held May 4 to 7. Both also had work in a recent electroacoustic show at SFU Woodward’s and in the IGNITE! Youth Festival at the Cultch. Siu notes that one of the most important things for composers is to

listen to as much music as possible, so both he and Mah spend as much of their spare time as possible taking in concerts – the Music on Main series is one of their favourites, and they also have an all-access pass for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. “The more live music you listen to, the better a composer you’ll be,” he points out. ◆ For more on music composition studies at SFU, check out and look for the links under School for the Contemporary Arts. For more on the Phoenix Chamber Choir and its Young Composers Development program, visit www.

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“I’ve never seen a burger that big,” said one of the ladies. Doug and the other lady wanted to know just how tall the burger was, so using a straw to measure off the burger – and getting that little-used ruler out of my desk at the office – I was able to figure out Denny’s double cheeseburger is 12 centimetres high. It’s a darn fine burger, but I was eyeing Doug’s chicken sandwich, especially since the onion tanglers look like a game changer. Denny’s has locations all throughout the Lower Mainland and is open 24 hours a day, so there really is no reason not to show up. The Burnaby location is at 5605 Kingsway, while the Burquitlam location is at 500 Austin Ave.

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teach my kids to dream and work for the future but remind them that their journeys through life will not always go as planned. They will meet roadblocks in the form of unexpected challenges and detours that at first may bring disappointment. Soon after graduation, I chose to practise in my own hometown because I expected to look after my parents into old age. In life, we won’t get everything we expect and ask for. Often, we get what we don’t deserve – both good and bad. Spring is a bittersweet time for my family since my mom died unexpectedly just after Easter in 2003. Before that, I expected both of them to see my children grow up. My mom would have loved to see my daughter dance, my younger son play bass and my oldest son play football. She would have taught them much about patience, love and generosity. Life is a gift, but it’s like a gift from a best friend or a wise parent who knows you better than you know yourself and knows what you need. It is like a carefully wrapped present. You have to open it with curious expectations and a sense of adventure. It won’t be what it appears to be. It won’t be what you expect. You may find tickets in a jewelry box or a bracelet in a shoebox. For sure, you’ll be surprised. When you finally open it and it’s not what you think, at first you might be disappointed, but ultimately it will be of great value, just what you need to grow and to discover greater happiness, and something to be treasured. Too often we don’t rec-


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If you love the art of quilting, you will not want to miss this show. The Pacific Spirit Quilters’ Guild is displaying more than 300 quilts on April 30 and May 1, and it’s all for a good cause. Two hundred of those quilts have not been displayed in B.C. before, and the remaining are made specifically for the Shriners’ Care Cruiser program, an inter-city transportation service for sick children. “Our members have a strong commitment to community service so when we discovered the Care Cruiser program, we were thrilled to be able to help the kids,” said guild president Jane Ross. “We know that these lap quilts can bring comfort

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Tim’s story... T

im Delesalle recently reaped a huge return on his family’s investment in RCH – his life was saved. Tim and his family played a significant role in the construction of The Delesalle Chapel, a sanctuary within the hospital built to help fulfill the spiritual needs of all patients and staff. It was there, during his recovery, that Tim would come to contemplate the miracle of his life on a daily basis. Tim, a healthy, active 57 years, had an unexpected acute heart attack in May 2010. He had just returned from a run, when he collapsed at home. “The angels all lined up for me perfectly that day. From my family, to the paramedics, to Dr. Jean-Francois Dorval and the staff at RCH,” says Tim. His wife Karen and her two daughters were at home at the time of the heart attack and they immediately administered CPR. Within minutes the paramedics were on their way. Karen remembers the scene at home: “The paramedics were very calm, but everything felt as though it was happening in slow motion. So many things were going through my mind. I kept thinking, why don’t

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Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation to raise $2.8 million for cardiac and stroke patients they hurry up?” With the advanced communication technology available in many ambulances, an electrocardiogram was done at the scene and the results immediately transmitted to RCH. This advance notice alerted the catheterization lab to prepare for an emergency cardiac angioplasty, while Tim was being transported in. Despite his rapid transfer to RCH, Tim was in full cardiogenic shock upon arrival, his heart unable to supply enough blood to his organs. As Karen followed the ambulance to hospital, her own heart beating wildly in her chest, her only thought was, “How will I know where he is when I get to hospital? How will I find him?” On arrival at RCH, to Karen’s

great relief, she was met by a staff member who knew exactly who Tim was and what his diagnosis was. The family was taken to a private room and kept informed of Tim’s progress and condition. While the family was anxiously waiting, the catheterization lab team, led by Dr. Dorval, first stabilized the heart with an intra-aortic balloon pump and then performed an angiogram, through which they found that one of the coronary arteries was completely blocked. Dr. Dorval was able to quickly open the artery with a balloon and stents (angioplasty), restoring blood flow to the heart muscle. With the blood flow restored and the heart function stabilized, continued on page 4

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t comes as no surprise to us that the emergency department physicians and nurses at Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) recently decided to enlist the adjacent Tim Hortons space. In spite of the expertise and resourcefulness of RCH doctors, nurses and Fraser Health administrators, the service demands on this facility have exceeded capacity for years. More than a year has passed since Fraser Health delivered to the Ministry of Health Services a concept plan and request for funding to begin the first stage of comprehensive clinical planning for an expansion and re-development of the hospital. RCH Foundation has agreed to partner in fundraising for this expansion that will go a long way to alleviate many of the

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growing pressures that are felt, not only at RCH, but at the other eleven community acute care hospitals in Fraser Health whose patients are transferred daily to RCH for specialty services. We need Ministry approval now; our patients and families deserve the very best in health care. If you would like to learn more about the plans for the Royal Columbian Hospital expansion, please contact us at

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Women helping women T

he RCH Auxiliary team recently presented a generous donation of $100,000 to the RCH and RCH Foundation teams to help fund a second digital breast imaging machine to help reduce wait times for breast cancer diagnoses. “It’s about women helping women,” says RCH Auxiliary President Barbara Sauve of the team’s decision to support the campaign. “We all know people who have had to wait in line (for a diagnostic mammogram) and they’re stressed because of it, and if we can help provide some relief, then that is what we must do.” If you would like to volunteer as a member of the RCH Auxiliary team, please contact Barbara Sauve at 604.520.4293.

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It was a day just like this,” muses Richard Krahn, as he surveys the big stretch of sky reaching over his family’s property. It is blustery and cold and not at all stable. On April 28, 2010, Richard Krahn, 42, and his nephew Cody, 22, were getting the equipment ready for spring hay chopping.

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Abbotsford dairy farmer recognizes one-year anniversary of traumatic accident

had to rush him to the OR to get control of his bleeding.” “I found out later that by the time I arrived at RCH, they thought I had a 30 per cent chance to live…I was bleeding faster than they could pour blood into me,” said Richard, who describes his RCH caregivers as “nothing

his care at RCH. Stationed at one of two of the province’s major trauma centres, Fyvie is the only trauma nurse practitioner in B.C. “Trauma patients require the utilization of nearly every disciplinary resource we have available,” says Kathleen. “Doctors, nurses, respiratory, pharmacists, lab, blood bank, physio, rehab, nutritionists, social workers and more are mobilized. It is always awe-inspiring to me when I look at someone like Richard and realize how many people supported his recovery.” Through Spring 2010, Richard pushed onward with his recovery, telling everyone that he would be out of hospital by July as he and his wife, Dawn, had a family camping vacation planned for August. Physicians tried to manage Richard’s expectations, stating that with support, he would be able to walk again, but it was more likely that he wouldn’t fully recover from his injuries until December 2010 or later. “I knew I was lucky to be alive, and what kept me going was knowing that I would walk again,” said Richard, who is a father of three young daughters. And with that determination, Richard was walking in a matter of months after his leg amputation, and by the end of July, just as he predicted, he was back at home. Although unable to go camping, Richard was able to meet his next goal – to walk into Christmas dinner on crutches – and every subsequent goal he has set for himself.


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RCH trauma patient Richard Krahn with his wife, Dawn, and their three young daughters, Mackenzie, 10, Kaitlyn, 9, Ashley, 6, and friend Jake at the family’s Birchwood Dairy Farm in Abbotsford.

Richard was lubricating the chains on a tractor when his coveralls got caught on the rotating shaft, pulling Richard’s leg inward while he screamed at Cody to shut off the machine. Cody shut down the engine and called 911. Upon arrival, the air ambulance team assessed Richard’s situation and made the decision to place him in a drug-induced coma. Richard was airlifted to RCH, where he was met by the trauma team, including surgeon Dr. Naisan Garraway. “Richard came in fairly unstable and had lots of bleeding,” recalls Dr. Garraway. “We

short of amazing”. While Richard’s right leg was so severely injured that his orthopaedic surgeons, Dr. Trevor Stone and Dr. Farhad Moola, had to make the decision to amputate it, the snapped bones and severed knee ligaments in his left leg were able to be repaired. Richard also had to undergo extensive skin grafting on his legs and finger wound management, handled by Dr. Rodney French and Dr. Donald Guichon. RCH Trauma Nurse Practitioner, Kathleen Fyvie, closely monitored Richard throughout

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...continued from page 1 Tim began to improve. Within days, the intra-aortic balloon assist was removed. Tim spent 4 days in ICU and was then transferred to a recovery ward before being discharged home. Today, Tim’s heart has fully recovered and is life has returned to normal. Tim is just one of the more than 2,200 angioplasty patients treated each year at RCH, the heart centre for the Fraser Health region. Although one of five heart centres in the province, RCH provides one-third of all angioplasties in B.C. RCH. However, RCH cannot keep up with the increasing demand for specialized cardiac services. In fact, one-third of Fraser Health’s cardiac patients have to travel outside the region for care. Plans are underway to redevelop and expand Royal Columbian Hospital site. But this expansion will take several years, and something needs to be done immediately to relieve the strain. Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation is raising $2.8 million to build a Multipurpose Interventional Suite (MPIS). This suite will enable the hospital to maintain the exceptional standards of health care British Columbians depend on, providing care for more than 1,400 cardiac and stroke patients annually, while expansion plans continue. “It is the best reward a hospital and the entire team of doctors and nurses can have, when a patient does so well after such a dramatic presentation,” says Dr. Dorval. “The burden of heart disease is increasing. It is straining our ability to deliver emergency care around the clock and to treat patients before they become emergencies. Medical technology is constantly improving and evolving. We need help in our drive to build a state-of-the-art suite with specialized instruments for cardiac and vascular interventions so that others may some day benefit as the Delesalle family has.” Tim and Karen and the Delesalle family’s related companies have pledged a donation of $55,000 towards the funding of the MPIS. “Since being discharged from my stay at RCH, I have been overwhelmed to learn the number of people who touched my life throughout my event and recovery, starting with my wife Karen and family and my new RCH family of staff, technicians, nurses, interns and doctors. The support and care was immediate, unconditional, thorough and beneficial. It is crucial to place the necessary tools in the professionals’ hands to allow this valuable work to succeed. RCH truly needs our support,” says Tim.

Tim and Karen Delesalle enjoy preparing a healthy dinner together.

RCHF needs your help to raise $2.8 million

The Multipurpose Interventional Suite will be used for a range of life-saving clinical services, including cardiac care, medical imaging, neurosurgical diagnoses and treatment of aneurysms and stroke. In the first year alone we will be able to: • Implant 650 pacemakers, keeping 650 hearts beating strongly and regularly. • Provide even more than the 4,800 cardiac catheterizations already performed. • Perform 195 ablations to correct abnormal heart rhythms, one of the leading causes of stroke. • Implant 100 internal cardiac defibrillators, helping to control potentially lethal heart rhythms and preventing sudden cardiac arrest.

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Avoid a second heart attack. Dr. Gerald Simkus, Program Medical Director, Cardiac Services, shares these health tips to reduce your risk: • Diligently follow your physician’s plan to stabilize and prevent further heart damage. • Monitor blood pressure regularly, keeping it under 120/80 and controlled through a healthy diet and exercise, lowering stress and oral medications. • Quit Smoking! Smoking quadruples your chances of having a second heart attack. Investigate treatment plans to help you stop. • Speak to a doctor or registered dietician for help on how to lose excess weight. • Regularly exercise. 30 to 60 minutes of moderate walking at least three to four times a week can help with weight management, cholesterol and high blood pressure. • Encourage your family to change their eating habits and support you. • Reduce sodas and fruit juices and drink lots of water.

Dr. Gerald Simkus has some good advice for you.

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Sarojni Reddy and friend, Pushpa Reddy, take to the track for better heart health. Photo by Rene Smith.

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arojni Reddy, 59, of Surrey, is an RCH cardiac patient. She describes the transition from hospital to home as unexpectedly rapid and recalls feeling apprehensive of the future. “I hardly had time to realise the impact of what had happened to me and I was at home again, trying to make sense of new medication and expected changes to my diet and exercise. Then I had a second heart attack.” According to Dr. Gerald Simkus, Program Director Fraser Health Cardiac Services, the chances of a second attack are between five and 15 percent in the year following a first heart attack. Simkus states that although there are well-known steps that patients can take to reduce their risk of both a first and subsequent heart attack, the challenge remains for physicians and healthcare staff to engage patients in meaningful behaviour change when they leave the hospital. In an effort to prevent RCH’s heart attack patients from becoming ‘repeat customers’, the RCH Cardiac Services team is developing the Interdisciplinary Heart Health Program - a

program offered to patients who have experienced a heart attack. Patients will be able to access the program’s multidisciplinary team for assessment and education. The health care professional team includes nurse clinicians, dieticians, a pharmacist and cardiologists who provide ongoing support and answer questions. Recognizing this groundbreaking initiative, AstraZeneca Canada Inc. stepped forward with a donation of $170,000 in February to help support funding for the Interdisciplinary Heart Health Program, as well as a Fraser Health South Asian Cardiovascular Research Program. “Supporting RCH’s educational program for cardiac patients is an important step in improving the lives of cardiac patients – not only in the Fraser region, but throughout the entire province,” said Marion McCourt, President and CEO of AstraZeneca Canada Inc. “By working with leading cardiac institutions like RCH to address key health care challenges, we firmly believe we can make the biggest impact in improving patient care.”

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Thank you.Thank you.Thank you. We’re thrilled to be recognized as “the best” financial institution in Burnaby by readers of the Burnaby Now. Come by one of our Burnaby branches so we can thank you in person!

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The businesses listed in this special section have been selected as the best in their specific categories by the readers of the Burnaby NOW. As you may recall, we published ballots early this year and offered a $2,000 shopping spree as an incentive to cast your votes for your favourites in over 100 different categories. The $2,000 shopping spree is provided courtesy of Metropolis at Metrotown, Lougheed Town Centre and Brentwood Town Centre. Well it worked! We counted thousands of official Burnaby NOW Ballots, and tabulated winners for all categories.

The $2,000 shopping spree winner was drawn and is pictured below receiving his prize. While this wasn’t a scientific survey, the level of participation does lend credibility to the outcome. Most market research is based on the responses of a much smaller segment of the population. The 2011 Best of Burnaby winners are most deserving of our recognition as simply the “Best in Burnaby”. But don’t take our word for it. Why not visit each of the businesses listed in this special feature and decide for yourself. Then, next year you’ll be more qualified to cast your votes in our 15th Annual Best of Burnaby Awards.

CONGRATULATIONS! A $2,000 Shopping Spree, courtesy of Metropolis at Metrotown, Lougheed Town Centre and Brentwood Town Centre was offered as an incentive for readers to cast their ballots for their favourites in over 100 different categories.The winner is Burnaby resident, Erik Ng!

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Michael J. Fox, left, receives the keys to the city from Mayor Derek Corrigan last summer with his proud mother, Phyllis, on hand for the event. Larry Wright/ Burnaby NOW

Fox earns win again Once again, Burnaby NOW readers like a Fox, voting Michael J. Fox their favourite celebrity over the other famous Burnabyite named Michael, crooner Michael Buble.

The 49-year-old Fox, who was given the keys to the city by Mayor Derek Corrigan last summer, is the first non-politician to be named a Freeman of Burnaby, the city’s highest award and one only granted to individuals who have provided outstanding community service. Fox was born in Edmonton and his family moved to Burnaby in 1971. He got his start in show biz through the locally filmed CBC series Leo and Me, and moved to Los Angeles at 18.The actor gained fame through playing conservative teen Alex P. Keaton on the hit show Family Ties and first became a bonafide movie star with the Back to the Future trilogy. However, Fox has never forgotten his roots

and still retains strong family ties to the city where he grew up. He reminded the world that he is proud to be a Canadian at the closing ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics, and he will be back again in the future for his annual charity golf fundraiser. The Michael J. Fox Golf Tournament helps raise funds for both the theatre in South Burnaby that bears his name and scholarships for students who want to pursue careers in the performing arts. Fox has also become a prominent spokesperson and fundraiser for Parkinson’s disease research since revealing in 1998 that he has the disease. He has since set up the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research – which, according to its website, has funded more than $233 million in research and has become, in the words of the New York Times, “the most credible voice on Parkinson’s research in the world.”




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Burnaby that provides services to seniors, we try to see what we can do to help out.” The Mulberry Retirement Residence recycles more than 50 per cent of its waste, and soon will add organic material to its recycling.“That’s a lot of waste not going to the landfill,” said Earl Bergen.“Seniors are connected to the issue and hate to see waste of any kind so they are very receptive to the program.” “What our residents are doing reflects our commitment to be more sustainable in how we do business,” said Peter Gaskill, president of Pacific Arbour Retirement Communities, which owns and operates residential facility. Recently Pacific Arbour worked with the Climate Smart program to measure greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for all its buildings.The company also researched how its staff commutes to work - and how to use alternative modes of transportation. Tours of The Mulberry are available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Check out www.themulberry. ca or call 604-526-2248 for more information.


Mulberry opened its doors on November 1, 2005 and has been buzzing with activity ever since. “Everything from sponsorship of the South Burnaby lawn bowls group to working with the Burnaby Seniors inter-agency to private companies, non-profit agencies,


Just months after winning a community spirit awards from the Burnaby Board of Trade’s Business Excellence Awards, the Mulberry Retirement Residence has won for the same category with our readers. “We try to be involved with anything and everything to do with seniors in Burnaby,” said general manager Earl Bergen, adding that he and the sixyear-old business’s staff were “thrilled” by the award. Bergen said he feels he genuinely owes it to the residents of the Acorn Avenue facility to be as active in the community as possible. “A lot of what we do is kind of an extension of something our residents have done their entire lives. So many of our residents here have been volunteers in Burnaby for decades – these are the people that built this city, and some of them are still very involved with the community. So, to not do it, it wouldn’t feel right to not be as involved as we are. In a very real way, it is a reflection, hopefully, of all they’ve done.” Located directly across from HighGate Village Mall, the

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At the Burnaby Business Excellence Awards last November, the audience was treated to a special video of Mayor Derek Corrigan explaining just how awesome he is. “The mayor was absolutely hysterical,” said Burnaby Board of Trade chief executive officer Darlene Gering shortly afterward. “He went on about how wonderful he is and how lucky we are to have him. It was all tongue-in-cheek of course, so hopefully everybody got that.” The funny thing is, many people evidently feel the same way, as Burnaby NOW readers have once again named Corrigan as the best politician in the city over over all other fellow politicos. After all these years, it can’t surprise anybody too much that Derek Corrigan is a popular guy.

He is one of the most recognized names and faces on the municipal political scene in British Columbia and was a name on many people’s lips when the NDP went began looking for a new leader not too long ago. Corrigan – who led the Burnaby Citizens’ Association to a complete sweep in the 2008 municipal elections – is now nearing the end of his third term as mayor. He continues to make headlines throughout the region and continues to carry a reputation as the outspoken, opinionated leader who doesn’t back down from a fight. Together, he and his wife are something of a political power couple in local politics. Kathy Corrigan is, of course, the NDP MLA for BurnabyDeer Lake, after unseating Liberal incumbent John Nuraney in the 2009 provincial election.They’ve been married for more than 30 years and raised four children together.

His Worship: Mayor Derek Corrigan speaks at the 11th annual Burnaby Board of Trade gala awards night at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown in 2010. Corrigan once again won honours as the city’s favourite politician. Larry Wright, Burnaby NOW

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The mayor also works with the International Mayors for Peace organization.

Corrigan is also a member of the North Burnaby Lions and the Royal Canadian Legion, as well as an honorary member of the Edmonds Lions Club.

Corrigan’s community involvement has also included serving as a coach for Burnaby Metro Club and Burnaby Minor

Corrigan entered politics by way of a criminal law background. He has a law degree from UBC and was called

Besides winning the votes of Burnaby NOW readers, Corrigan has also won other awards for his community service, including the Canada 125 medal and special recognition awards from the Siri Guru Ravidass Temple and the Arul Migu Thurkaderi Hindu Society of B.C.


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Metropolis a star attraction for residents This isn’t your grandparents’ Burnaby any more. Metropolis at Metrotown is the biggest shopping mall in the province and the second largest in all of Canada, so it probably won’t come as a shock that the bustling hub – the closest thing our sprawling, semi-suburban city has to having an actual downtown core – easily won for Best Place for People Watching and Best Place for Window Shopping. “Metro” boasts over 450 shops and services with office towers attached. With condo towers seemingly sprouting every time you turn around, there’s a good reason there’s plenty of folks to gander at or storefronts to gaze longingly into. People watching also took on a couple of new twists over the past year, with the mall hosting a massive CBC street hockey tournament in its parking lots and side streets. In terms of people watching, the mall also tried its hands at hosting a street hockey event in June and a massive parade protesting Stephen Harper government’s new immigration policies in July. More, recently, hundreds of fans flocked the mall to see Canadian pop sensation Elise Estrada and costumed fans of the Stargate TV series descended on the nearby Hilton Vancouver Metrotown.

for a conference. From the streams of commuters pouring off the SkyTrain at Metrotown station, to the students gathering at SilverCity, to the variety of shoppers, young and old, who migrate to this shopping mecca, you can’t help but be surrounded by people. If you need to sit and take a break while you’re watching, you’re in luck. Eating options in the shopping centre include cafés, coffee shops and a fully remodelled food court – the largest in Western Canada, seating more than 1,000 people – with an array of choices to please any palate. And the good news is, coming and going from Metropolis at Metrotown couldn’t be easier. For those who prefer to drive, the shopping centre also offers ample surface-level and underground parking. Ready access to the SkyTrain station– connected to the mall by a covered walkway – and bus loop provide quick and easy access for everyone. The mall is also dedicated to engaging customers to improve the community and each year supports a variety of environmental initiatives. In order to reduce its ecological footprint, the mall uses

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LED and turns off their fireplace when it is not needed. Metropolis has also been a hub of recycling activity for years, providing tenants and retailers an opportunity to recycle paper, card-

board, tin, glass and electronics. They also strive to help those less fortunate through the donation of computers, printers and monitors. Check out the mall’s website,,

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Burnaby Lake wins nod

While the dogs themselves may beg to differ, Burnaby NOW readers have voted Burnaby Lake Regional Nature Park as the Best Place to Walk your Dog over last year’s waterfront winner, Burnaby Fraser Foreshore Park. There’s no question the centrally located park is a lifesaver (and gas-saver) for thousands of dog-owning Burnabyites, and probably more than a few Coquitlam and New West dog walkers as well. Although there is only one small area specifically set aside as an off-leash area (Warner Loat Park, one the north side of the lake), there are plenty of trails to enjoy, including the popular 11 km loop of the lake itself.

Occupying 3.11 square kilometres (770 acres), the area is a stunning wildlife sanctuary where birdwatchers regularly spot great blue herons, bald eagles, belted kingfishers, osprey and even rarer birds, such as the small green-backed heron. Other attractions inside the park include the Burnaby Lake Nature House, a butterfly garden, Piper Spit pier, the Burnaby Sports Complex and the headquarters of the Wildlife Rescue Association - although most of these will likely be of more interest to dog-walkers rather than dogs themselves. For more on the parks in the city, check out, and click on Parks.

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Hats off to Hats Off Day – again Burnaby residents have given a tip of the hat once again to Hats Off Day for being the city’s Best Annual Festival. The popular Burnaby Heights event, which takes place the first Saturday of June, has now been voted by NOW readers the best fest for every year since 2005, and plans are already well underway for this year’s big day. Each summer, Heights merchants “take their hats off” to their community and their customers for a one-day extravaganza featuring a colourful parade with a wide variety of community groups from many cultures showcasing their contributions to the city, a “Show and Shine” of hot rods and antique cars, and capped off by a big street party afterward. The festival runs along Hastings, between Boundary Road and Gamma Avenue, on a day that sees the normally busy street closed to traffic. Hosted by the Heights Merchants Association and organized by a committee made up from various community groups, the party draws businesses, residents and visitors alike for some family-friendly fun. This year’s Hats Off Day festival is set for Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone interested in finding out more or wishing to sign up as a volunteer for the festival can check out or call the Heights Merchants Association office at 604-2948899. Entry forms for the Show and Shine are also available from the website. For more photos from previous years’ Hats Off Day fun, see page 43.

Fun festival: Above, the Qun Ying Lion Dance is part of the 2010 Hats Off Day parade. At right, a young unicyclist from Gilmore School goes for a spin at last year’s Hats Off Day festival. Jason Lang, Burnaby NOW



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Shadbolt wins again

The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts has earned yet another round of applause from Burnaby NOW readers by once again being named the Best Venue for Live Theatre. It isn’t hard to see why. The ‘Bolt celebrated its 15th birthday this season and is now decidedly all grown up. “We feel like we’re just getting started,” says facility and events services coordinator Cory Philley. “We want to thank all our patrons over the past 15 years.You have helped make the Shadbolt Centre the heart of the arts in Burnaby.” The performance space kicked off its season with a performance from Shane Koyczan, the slam poet who caused a sensa-

tion with his We Are More at the opening ceremony of last year’s Winter Games, and has hosted a wide variety of live music, theatre and art displays. The Shadbolt partnered with the Arts Club Theatre Company to remount A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline, Becky’s New Car and The Sea Horse, while also hosting with Western Canada premiere of Touchstone Theatre’s Mimi, or A Poisoner’s Comedy. Still to come for 2011 include gender– bending spoken word performer Ivan E. Coyote (May 7), Home Sweet Home (where six local performers encapsulate what the word “home” means to them), the ongoing

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The Shadbolt Centre offers a wide range of venues for local performers and groups, with the 285-seat James Cowan Theatre, a 150seat Studio Theatre and a whole range of other rooms – dance studios, music rehearsal rooms, meeting rooms, pottery studios, gas, electric, raku, sawdust and wood-soda kilns, an art store, a scene shop and a cafe. Its airy, spacious atrium, complete with views over the lawn and lake, is a popular venue for a variety of events. Check out for more.




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Burnaby Mountain earns kudos from the golfers Good value, easy accessibility in all kinds of weather and natural beauty all combine to make Burnaby Mountain Golf Course a popular place to hit the links, which is why readers have once again voted the course the Best Place to Golf. The North Burnaby course has been rated by Golf Digest as “one of the best places to play” in North America, but golf pro Greg McClure seemed just as pleased to hear the course is tops with Burnaby NOW readers as well.

weekends, while a bucket of 50 balls is only $4.75 on the driving range. (Prices are set to go up May 1.) After conferring with a female co-worker in the background, he made sure to add that “beautiful and friendly staff” was probably also a big draw for the facility. Phone reservations are available at 604-280-7355. Check out more online at

“Beautiful, that’s what I like to hear,” said McClure of the win in a phone interview. There are, of course, only two large golf courses within Burnaby city limits (as well as two pitch and putts), but McClure said there are a few things that might give his course an advantage over South Burnaby’s Riverway course. “I think it is part dollar value, part course condition.There’s good drainage here, but the big thing is probably the new driving range.” The course opened a new $4 million twolevel covered and heated driving range with a total of 60 bays last June that has proved to be a year-round hit with local golfers. Eighteen holes in the off-season will only set you back $31 on weekdays and $38 on


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HANS wins hands down

Health Action Network Society (HANS) president Milt Bowling has a simple explanation for why his organization has won the Best Community Service Organization with Burnaby NOW readers for the third year in a row. “We’ve helped so many people, and when you’ve been helped by someone, you tend to not forget,” said Bowling, who has volunteered and assisted HANS for over a decade. “Really, it’s a tribute to the fact the Health Action Network organization is supported by its members.The whole board is thrilled about that.”

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The non-profit’s website alone is a treasure trove of information for people looking for news about current health-related stories, as well as information on a wide range of alternative and natural health care options, with topics covering such diverse fields as acupuncture, biofeedback, herbal products, hypnotherapy, reflexology and shiatsu. The group tries to follow two key strategies to achieve its mission: providing health information in a variety of forms – library, radio, website, newsletter, seminars and more – so that people can make informed choices about health care, and spearheading campaigns on health-related issues, backed with research and public relations campaigns to help bring about regulatory change. The group fields 25,000 inquiries a year

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Bowling, who also serves as the president and CEO of the non-profit Clean Energy Foundation that helps over 100 communities across North America balance the risks and benefits of wireless technology, said he looks forward to taking a well-deserved break and attending the awards luncheon with HANS founder Lorna Hancock, who remains highly active with the group after 30 years. “She’s a dog with a bone, and she doesn’t want to ever give up,” said Bowling.“There are so many different health issues. Let’s face it, we’re not treating the planet or each other very well, and there are a lot of health issues out there. A lot of those issues need an independent, unbiased voice.” For more about the group and its efforts to promote health-care options, check out

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King’s Speech takes it The King’s Speech wasn’t just the favourite movie with Oscar voters, picking up gold statues for Best Director, Best Film, Best Actor and Best Screenplay, it also picked up the coveted Best Movie award with Burnaby NOW readers. Director Tom Cooper’s moving tale about the stuttering King George VI (Colin Firth), who reluctantly assumes the throne after

his older brother abdicates in order to marry an American divorcee, enjoyed a good run at SilverCity Metropolis Cinemas and the Dolphin Cinema, and is now out on DVD for those who missed it in the theatres. Some voters might have been motivated partly by nostalgia as the King and his wife Elizabeth, mother of the current queen, visited the Lower Mainland in 1939.

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Deer Lake wins another honour

Having hosted everything from hip hop acts to Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famers, indie buzz bands and symphony orchestras, it’s no big surprise that Burnaby NOW readers have once again voted Deer Lake Park the best place in the city to listen to music.

Young Talent:

Julia Noteboom delights the crowds with her entertainment at the 2010 Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival, held at Deer Lake Park. Jason Lang/ Burnaby NOW

Last summer, the outdoor venue saw thousands of people come out on one of the hottest days of the year for the annual Burnaby Roots and Blues Festival and yet another capacity crowd endure an unseasonably cold and rainy night in September to see the rock band Hedley. Along with the popular annual Symphony in the Park (July 17), this year will see an eclectic lineup of stars including Chicago MC Kid Cudi (June 16), Grammy-winning rock duo The Black Keys (June 27) and country legend k.d. lang headlining this year’s blues festival (Aug. 13) that also includes John Mayall, Imelda May and Matt Andersen. With its sloping lawn looking down towards the lake, the site capitalizes on a natural amphitheatre with the capacity for as many as 10,000 people. Its popularity as a live music venue speaks to the city’s ongoing investment in the park, designed to ensure it becomes and remains a premier performance venue. Money and time has been spent on upgrading drainage, lighting, fencing, pathways and more to help make the park an accessible and appealing venue.

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And there’s no denying that it’s working. With a stage perched at the edge of the lake, and Deer Lake itself providing the backdrop, the venue offers an unsurpassed combination of natural beauty and excellent sightlines and acoustics for audience members. For more photos of the fun at Deer Lake, see page 41.

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Clockwise from top left: The Westminster Shrine Club takes part in the 2010 Hats Off Day Parade; circus performer Jake West entertains the crowd at the 2010 festival; Kaitlyn Maier enjoys herself in the sunshine during last year’s festival; Gizeh Shriners march in last year’s parade. The Hats Off Day festival has once again been voted as NOW readers’ favourite festival. Jason Lang/Burnaby NOW





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Burnaby Mountain captures readers’ hearts

There’s an inherent risk with voting a spot to be the Best Place for a Secret Rendezvous: that it will no longer be a secret. But that hasn’t stopped Burnaby NOW readers from once again naming Burnaby Mountain the best place for it. But then again, there are so many secluded spots on the local landmark to choose from that the secret should still be safe. The extensive woodlands surrounding the 370-metre mountain that make up the Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area offer something for everyone.

First logged just over a century ago, Burnaby Mountain became a popular hiking area in the 1920s. The city dedicated the area for park and recreation use in 1957, and Simon Fraser University (whose students often refer to the mountaintop campus as “The Hill”) donated 820 acres of its land to conservation area in 1995, making it a true wilderness environment with some wildlife remaining – such as deer, coyotes, and even a few black bears – who have been known to make the occasional forray into the backyards of nearby residents. With views of Burrard Inlet, the North Shore Mountains, down-

town Vancouver and the city that shares its name, there are no other urban parks quite like it. For picknickers, it’s a great place to bring a basket or, if you’d prefer to let someone else do the cooking, fine cuisine and fine views can be found at Horizons restaurant. Art lovers will be captivated by the Kamui Mintara – the Playground of the Gods sculpture – a dozen carved poles created by Japanese sculptors Nuburi Toko and his son, Shusei, to mark the goodwill between Burnaby and its sister city of Kushiro, Japan, which fortunately wasn’t as badly affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami as other parts of the country.

Another secret that is quickly spreading is that Burnaby Mountain has some spectacular mountain biking. On the north side of the mountain near the bottom, there’s the popular Mountain Air Bike Skills Facility located just off the Barnet Highway.There’s also spectacular trail riding all over the mountain, and here’s another well-kept seret: Thrifty riders who plan their routes properly can even take advantage of the bus leaving from Production Way station and get a cheap shuttle back to the top again.

Beauty: Pete and Sayo are captured in a 2010 photo on Burnaby Mountain. The mountain has once again won readers’ votes as the Best Place for a Secret Rendezvous. Jason Lang/Burnaby NOW


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Watching over: Siobhan

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Central Park draws people from all over It’s probably safe to say that the Metrotown community wouldn’t be growing at the same rapid pace that it is if it wasn’t for the oasis of tranquility of nearby Central Park, which has been named this year’s Best Place for a Picnic by Burnaby NOW readers. Various picnic areas offer a chance for visitors to sit down and enjoy the great outdoors with a basket of food or a barbecue. The Whitecaps are no longer attracting soccer fans to the area, but people are also naturally drawn to the park for the wide range of walking and running trails that wind their way through a huge urban forest of Douglas fir, Western hemlock, poplar and maple. The park is also home to two ponds, both home to ducks and geese, and the attractive Earl and Jennie Lohn Perennial Garden. For large groups and formal gatherings, the park has picnic areas to accommodate 300 and 100 people, and facilities can be reserved

for outdoor events in the spring and summer season. For those who want to enjoy a little more activity, there’s no shortage of outdoor alternatives in the park. Try your hand at tennis, golf at the pitch-and-putt, take a dip in the large outdoor pool or take the family out to the horseshoe pitch. The Variety Children’s Playground is another highlight of the park, offering an accessible place to play for children of all ages and abilities. Adding to the charm of it all is the fact that Central Park is among the most easy-to-reach places in the city. From SkyTrain, it’s a quick jaunt across the street from Patterson station. For drivers, it’s easy to get to its central location at Kingsway and Boundary Road, and there’s plenty of parking – including wheelchair-accessible spots. For more on Central Park and the rest of the city’s wide variety of greenspaces, check out

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enjoys a sunny November afternoon in Central Park as he attempts to take some photos of the pigeons and gulls near the pond. Central Park has earned readers’ nods as the best place for a picnic. Larry Wright/Burnaby NOW

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Now you see it, now you don’t: And with that, we leave you with one of our own Best Of picks

– the best view in the city, from atop Burnaby Mountain, where photographer Larry Wright captured these photos of the city skyline. Thanks once again to all readers for partaking in this year’s Best Of Burnaby Readers’ Choice Awards, and we look forward to next year.


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• Bakery: VALLEY BAKERY • Breakfast Restaurant: IHOP • Casual Dining Restaurant: WHITE SPOT • Chinese Restaurant: MR. HO WONTON HOUSE • Coffee Bar: STARBUCKS • Delicatessen: CIOFFI’S • Family Restaurant: WHITE SPOT • Fine Dining Restaurant: HART HOUSE • Greek Restaurant: VASSILLIS SOUVLAKI GREEK TAVERNA • Hamburger Restaurant: WHITE SPOT • Hotel: HILTON VANCOUVER METROTOWN • Ice Cream Store: DAIRY QUEEN • Indian Restaurant: SAFFRON • Italian Restaurant: ANTON’S • Business Lunch: CACTUS CLUB • Pizza Restaurant: ME-N-ED’S PIZZA • Place For a Traditional Meal: ABC COUNTRY RESTAURANT • Place to Take Mom on Mother’s Day: HART HOUSE • Pub: ADMIRAL PUB & GRILL • Restaurant Patio: EARL’S • Restaurant with the Best View: HORIZONS • Restaurant with the Best Wine List: HART HOUSE • Sandwich/ Sub: SUBWAY • Seafood/ Fish Restaurant: COCKNEY KINGS • Steak Restaurant: THE KEG • Sunday Brunch: ABC COUNTRY RESTAURANT • Sushi Restaurant: SUSHI GARDEN • Thai Restaurant: THAI HOUSE ROYALE • Caterer: NEW MANHATTAN


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• Hearing Centre: SEARS HEARING CENTRE • Insurance Agency: BCAA • Cosmetic Laser Centre: METROPOLIS LASER • Law Firm: COBBETT & COTTON • Maid Service: MOLLY MAID • Martial Arts Studio: MASTER GEE’S BLACK BELT ACADEMY • Medical Clinic: KENSINGTON MEDICAL CLINIC • Music Studio: STACCATO • Pet Grooming: SUNNY SLOPE • Photo Studio: PHOTO FRANCO • Plumber: MILANI PLUMBING • Pre-School: ADVANTAGE PRESCHOOL • Real Estate Agency: REMAX CENTRAL • Retirement Residence: THE MULBERRY • Shoe Repair: KENSINGTON SQUARE • Tanning Salon: FABUTAN • Travel Agency: FLIGHT CENTRE • U Brew: THE FERMENTED GRAPE • Vaccum Store: SEARS • Veterinary Hospital: SOUTH BURNABY VETERINARY HOSPITAL • Weight Loss Centre: WEIGHT WATCHERS AND CONSCIOUS PLANET (TIED)


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• Children’s Fashions: THE CHILDREN’S PLACE • Computer/ Home Electronics: BEST BUY • Furniture Store: SEARS • Gift Store: BOWRING • Home Improvement: HOME DEPOT • Men’s Fashions: SEARS • Toy Store: TOYS R US • Women’s Fashions: REITMANS


• Computer/ Home Electronics: BURNABY CITY COMPUTERS • Furniture Store: KNOCK ON WOOD • Gift Store: BELLA IDEA • Home Improvement: ROBERTSON HOME HARDWARE • Toy Store: BURNABY HOBBIES • Women’s Fashions: ADILA BOUTIQUE


• Best Annual Burnaby Festival: HATS OFF DAY • Best Burnaby Celebrity: MICHAEL J. FOX • Best Community Service Organization: HEALTH ACTION NETWORK • Best Community Spirited Business: THE MULBERRY • Best Politician: MAYOR CORRIGAN • Best Place to Listen to Music: DEER LAKE • Best Venue for Live Theatre: SHADBOLT • Best Movie of the Year: THE KING’S SPEECH • Best Place for People Watching: METROPOLIS AT METROTOWN • Best Place for a Picnic: CENTRAL PARK • Best Place for Secret Rendezvous: BURNABY MOUNTAIN • Best Place to Walk your Dog: BURNABY LAKE • Best Place to go Window Shopping: METROPOLIS AT METROTOWN • Best Place to Golf: BURNABY MOUNTAIN

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A new menu with tastes from the old country. White Spot’s Executive Chef Chuck Currie, invites you to try the delicious dishes from our new Bella Italia menu like our Prawns with Mascarpone Cheese and Mushroom Ravioli or our Caprese Chicken Salad. For a limited time you can enjoy our Amorosa Tomato and Bacon Flatbread with a Caesar Salad, for only $10.99.* Visit your neighbourhood White Spot or order take out today!

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onors, physicians, corporate executives and community leaders shared the spotlight on March 3, 2011 when Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) Foundation hosted its SHINE Gala at the newly redeveloped CBC Broadcast Centre. In one evening, 400 guests helped raise more than $200,000 for RCH to expand specialized care for heart disease and stroke patients. “We have been proud to partner with RCH Foundation for their SHINE Gala for the past four years, and this year was even better because we hosted this fantastic fundraising event right here in our home!” said CBC News Vancouver host and SHINE Gala Co-emcee Gloria Macarenko. Tony Parsons, CBC News Vancouver host and SHINE Gala co-emcee, agreed: “Many people are unaware of the critical trauma, cardiac and neuro care role that Royal Columbian Hospital plays in B.C.’s healthcare system, and so we are proud to help RCH Foundation broadcast how important RCH is to the people of this province.”

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growing season. Maybe it’s already in leaf. Hydrangeas generally aren’t that hard to move. But the smaller they are, the easier this is. If your climbing hydrangea is long-established, it will have a huge mass of roots in a very heavy root ball. It will help if you can move as large a root ball as possible (without wrecking your backs). The pruning should try to equalize the roots within the rootball with the amount of top growth you leave intact. If the roots are too few to look after the remaining top growth, you’ll get a lot of dieback (maybe total dieback). But if you’re going to guess wrong (and it’s easy to guess wrong), you’re safest to have rather too many roots for the amount of top growth you’ve left. In its temporary home, try to give it really good conditions. Hydrangeas like, rich, moist but well-drained (not swampy) soil. Try to avoid putting it in a container. It will be much healthier heeled into soil. If you have to use a

container, be sure to water unless you fix the condiwell. tions that encourage them Then, if it survives to both to grow. be moved back to your Both pearlwort and garage wall, reward it by moss do well in poor soil. lavish (but balanced) feedMaking your lawn more ing. fertile will help prevent One other point: the recurrence. sucker pads of climbing I wonder if your lawn is hydrangea can be fairly a little too shady and moist hard to remove for healthy from walls. It can be “It can be hard to grass. ◆ hard to reduce Question: reduce shade, but shade, but it’s There is a not so hard to it’s not so hard to reduce plant in my excesreduce excessive sive moisture lawn which looks like moss but moisture over the over the long the moss killer haul. In addilong haul.” will not touch tion to the it. This plant usual compostANNE MARRISON spreading and stays green. I gardening columnist liming, just read somewhere add a thin layer of sand that boiling water will kill to your lawn each spring. crabgrass. Could I use it on Gradually grass roots will this plant? – Bernie, by e-mail grow up into the sandsoil mix and the lawn will Answer: become drier. I’m fairly sure you’ve Commercial compost got the weedy variety of with a percentage of sand pearlwort (Sagina procum- included might suit your bens) – and yes, boiling purposes well. The perwater should kill it for centage can vary from 10 now. It is hard to eradicate to 30 per cent sand. and may reseed almost Anne Marrison is happy immediately. It’s very like- to answer garden questions. ly to reseed next spring as Send them to her by email, well, and so will the moss


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In addition to family history, risk factors for glaucoma include having elevated eye pressure, being over the age of 40, being of African, Asian or Inuit descent and having myopia. For Peters and her five siblings, knowledge was power. Exams revealed high pressure in the eyes among the entire family, and led to an eventual glaucoma diagnosis for Peters and her sisters.

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ARTS CALENDAR TO APRIL 30 Asian Canadian Artist showcase, National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cres. Exhibits open Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., admission by donation. Info: 604-777-7000 or email: info@

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Choir and featuring Burnaby and New Westminster singers, at Shaughnessy Heights United Church, 1550 West 33rd Ave. Vancouver. Tickets $25, seniors and students $20, secondary school students $10, groups of 10 or more $15. Tickets: 604-5844755. Going Strong: Live praise and worship concert, 6 p.m. at 3891 Kingsway.


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Fast Giants run out of gas at Telus

Team finishes fourth with best record at Cup Tom Berridge sports editor

The Northwest Giants were denied a medal at the Telus Cup Canadian midget hockey championships on Sunday. The Giants were the No. 1 seed heading into the championship semifinals but came away empty handed in the medal round. The Burnaby-based hockey team fell 5-3 to Quebec champion Lions du Lac St-Louis in the bronze-medal final. TheWinnipegThrashers went on take a third consecutive gold medal for a Western region club at the Telus Cup, defeating the London Junior Knights 3-1 in the championship final. “Who would have thought that I’d be saying that fourth place in Canada sounds pretty good,” said Giants head coach Todd Harkins from St. John’s, Nfld. on Sunday. “We did everything we could have. We just ran out of gas. It’s tough. A lot of those teams were bigger and stronger than us, but it was a great opportunity for all of us to be a part of.” Jackson Houck got the Giants out to a quick start in the consolation final, scoring a pair of goals, including his tournamenttopping ninth marker, three minutes apart late in the first period. Alex Kerfoot, who also scored nine times for the Giants and led all scorers with 22 points, gave the Pacific region champs a 30 lead early in the middle frame, before the Lions ral-

The Giants’ Telus run Bronze Medal

◆ Sunday, April 24 Giants 3, Lions du Lac StLouis 5 Jackson Houck scored two first period goals. Cam Marks had three assists. Bo Pellah named player of the game. Anthony Duclair had two unanswered goals in third period for Quebec.


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Top forward: The Northwest Giants Sam Reinhart was named the tournament’s top forward at the Telus Cup Canadian midget hockey championships in St. John’s, Nfld. last week. lied to pull even heading long tournament took on into the final period. the younger and smaller In the third, Quebec’s Giant players. Anthony Duclair scored “I knew the longer it twice, includwent, it would ing an emptybe harder for “I think we net tally, to our smallgive a Quebec thought we had er, quicker representative forwards,” the game but team a sixth Harkins said, they just kept bronze medal adding it began in the past coming at us. … to tell on the seven years. Giants three We just couldn’t 1 5 - y e a r - o l d “I think we thought we hold them off.” defencemen. had the game Neverthebut (Quebec) less, Joseph TODD HARKINS N.W. Giants head coach just kept comCarvalho ing at us. of Burnaby, Unfortunately, we just Cam Marks and New couldn’t hold them off,” Westminster’s Bo Pellah said Harkins. led the team in points for The difference proved defenceman. to be the toll the weekMarks led all tourna-

ment blueliners with a goal and eight assists, including three in the final medal game, to finish sixth overall in individual scoring. Carvalho, with two assists in the final game against Quebec, and Pella, the Giants player of the game against Quebec, chipped in with four and three helpers, respectively. But it was the first line of Kerfoot, Houck and Sam Reinhart that shone throughout the championships. “I’m really proud of them, they played so hard for us,” Harkins said. Kerfoot earned a scholarship from Telus as the most valuable player of the tournament. Reinhart was

named the top forward, collecting seven goals and 20 points at the competition. The Giants sailed through the first four games of the six-team tourney unscathed, wrapping up the No. 1 seeding into the semifinals before dropping a 4-1 decision to London on April 22. The win by the Knights clinched a final berth into the semifinals for the Central region champs. The two teams met again in the ensuing semifinal and once again London came out on top, eaking out a 4-3 overtime win on Saturday. Giants Page 65

Burnaby pros duke it out in minor pro playoffs Tom Berridge

sports editor

Milan Gajic helped spark a comeback rally by the Victoria Salmon Kings in East Coast Hockey League Western Conference semifinals. Gajic contributed his sixth point and third assist of the post season in Victoria’s 3-2 win in overtime over the Utah Grizzlies on April 20. Victoria went on to sweep the

series in four straight games while stretching its unbeaten string to six games following a 2-1 win on April 22. The Salmon Kings meet No. 1 seed Alaska Aces in the conference final, beginning today (Wednesday).

Senators succeed

The Binghampton Senators came back from a 3-1 series deficit against the Manchester Monarchs to win their AHL Atlantic division

series on April 23. Patrick Wiercioch, a former Burnaby Express junior A defenceman, was a plus-three for the Senators in a 6-5 overtime win over Manchester in the final seventh game of the series. Binghampton will face the Portland Pirates in the divisional final.

Monsters vs Moose

The Lake Erie Monsters are in a life-and-death struggle with the

NHL Vancouver Canucks affiliate Manitoba Moose in an American Hockey League North division semifinal. Burnaby’s Mark Olver scored a goal and added one assist for the Monsters in a 6-3 victory over Manitoba in Game 4 of the best-ofseven series on April 21. On Sunday, the Moose forced a seventh and deciding game with a 3-1 win over the Monsters. Game 7 was played Tuesday, (after NOW deadlines).

Giants 3, London Jr. Knights 4 OT ◆ Saturday, April 23 Adam Rzeszutko scored at 3:34 of OT to send Knights to the gold-medal game. Houck with a pair of goals, including gametying tally in final frame. Mitch Fyffe named player of the game.

Round Robin

◆ Friday, April 22 Giants 1, London Jr. Knights 4 The Knights jump out to 3-0 lead. Sam Reinhart scored his seventh goal of playoffs in second period to spoil London shutout bid. Cam Marks named player of the game. * ◆ Thursday, April 21 Giants 4, Lions du Lac StLouis 2 Reinhart scored the team’s third power-play goal of the game late in the third period. Fyffe added an insurance marker 32 seconds later for win. Houck named player of the game. * ◆ Wednesday, April 20 Giants 4, St. John’s Privateers 3 Giants survive a scare from Telus host, come back with third-period goals from Houck and Reinhart to win squeaker. Alex Kerfoot again named player of the game. * ◆ Tuesday, April 19 Giants 6, Halifax Titans 1 Kerfoot named player of the game with five-point outing, including hat trick against Atlantic champs. Scoring Page 64

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Wrestlers gain team spots Burnaby wrestlers made their presence felt on Canadian junior and cadet national teams. Brandon Richardson of the Burnaby Mountain Wrestling Club was named to Canada’s junior B team at 66 kilograms for the upcoming Pan American championships in Mexico. Also on to Mexico for the Pan Ams is Burnaby South Secondary student and cadet-aged wrestler Melvin Arciaga at 50kg. Earning a spot on the FILA men’s cadet world team is Isaac Bernard of Burnaby Mountain at 58kg and Burnaby Central Secondary student Amar Dhesi at 100kg.

A lucky seventh

Dylan Gant of Burnaby placed seventh overall at the B.C. 10-kilometre road running championships held in conjunction with last week’s Vancouver Sun Run. Gant was third in his 25-to-29 age division in an overall time of 31:30. Former Simon Fraser University student Natasha Wodak won the women’s 10km in a winning time of 34:01.

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Clan hosts UBC at Achilles meet

Simon Fraser University and the University of B.C. will renew the rivaly at the ninth annual Achilles Cup track and field meet on Wednesday. The Clan is the defending cup holder and holds the edge 4-3-1 all-time against its crosstown rivals. The Clan is coming off a number of impressive showings in recent meets in California, where SFU qualified 16 athletes for the NAIA national championships. SFU looks to make up most of its points in the middle distance events. Brianna Kane and Olivia Brennan posted the top two times in the 800 metres at last year’s Achilles Cup. More recently, senior Jessica Smith and junior Helen Crofts placed second and third, respectively, in the 800m at the Mt. SAC relays, posting the top two times in the NAIA. Runners Sarah Sawatsky, Lindsey Butterworth and Michaela Kane, and long jumpers Priye Iworima and April Cook-Mackenzie have all met the A standard for the NAIA nationals in their events. Ryan Brockerville, who dominated the men’s steeplechase with his third straight win in the event at the recent Ralph Vernacchia Invitational meet and later qualified for the NAIAs with a new school record in his specialty, will take part in shorter distances at the Achilles. Andrew Boss is expected to lead the Clan in the sprints. NAIA qualifier Travis Vugteveen will also take part. The track competition gets underway at 4:15 p.m. with the women’s 200m. Field athletes will compete in the high jump, long jump, shot put and javelin.

of 17 teams in the under16 boys’ division at the Volleyball B.C. superseries tournament in Kelowna April 2 and 3. The Xplosion won all their matches leading up to the final, defeating Fraser Valley 25-13, 2513 to win the gold.

She’s a winner

Burnaby pitcher Cassidy Lee led the University of Cal State – San Bernardino to a 5-2 victory over Humboldt State in a women’s nonconference softball game on April 22. Lee struck out eight batters in the complete-game win. On the Sunday, Lee earned her team-leading 14th win of the season.

Burnaby infielder Tyler Yorko scored three times and batted in a fourth run to help the Coquitlam Reds dump the Abbotsford Cardinals 9-3 in a B.C. Premier Baseball League game on April 19. Yorko had four hits in five at bats. He is currently batting .278 for the Coquitlam squad.

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Scoring: continued from page 63

◆ Monday, April 18 Giants 12, Winnipeg Thrashers 5 Reinhart named player of the game following nine-point start, including hat trick in win. Kerfoot two goals and five assists. Houck tallied three times.

Gold Medal

◆ Sunday, April 24 Winnipeg Thrashers London Jr. Knights 1



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Giants: Developmental league in tough at Telus continued from page 63

In that game, the Giants, led by player of the game, captain Mitch Fyffe, came back from a 2-0 deficit to tie the contest 2-2 in the second period on goals by Houck and Kerfoot. The Giants were forced to come back a second time, with Houck again, forcing overtime with his second score of the game in the final frame. London’s Adam Rzeszutko scored early in the first OT to send the Central champs into the final, making the Knights the first one-win team to beat a No. 1 seed in the semifinals in the tournament’s 33-year history. The Giants were riding a six-game win streak, dating back to their twogame sweep over Red Deer in the regional playoffs, into the final game of the round robin at the Telus Cup. “We’re not a two-player hockey team. We play everybody and expect everyone to play hard,” said Harkins. “But we could have used secondary scoring in the last two days.” Still Harkins remained positive, believing the team gave it their all. “I think we did everything we could. … It wasn’t the game plan,” he said. As a developmental league, Harkins believes it will be tough for any future B.C. major midget club to match this year’s Giants.

Lead-off strike beats Breakers

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The best of the best: Northwest Giants Alex Kerfoot, in dark, was named the most valuable player at the Telus Cup.

In 2007, a Giants team also placed fourth at the Telus Cup as the Pacific rep after host Red Deer defeated the B.C. team in the regional final. Red Deer was a finalist at the Telus

Cup that year. “There are a lot of great memories. The kids should keep their heads up and know they had an amazing year,” Harkins added.

Christine Sinclair helped her new club to its first win of the 2011 season in Women’s Professional Soccer. Sinclair led off the scoring for the Western New York Flash in a recent 2-1 win over the Boston Breakers. Sinclair was picked up by the Flash in the off season after the Bay area FC Gold Pride club disbanded at the end of last season.

Clan win fatball matchup against conference leader

Simon Fraser University won the top half of a women’s softball doubleheader against Western Washington on Saturday. The Clan edged the Great Northwest conference leaders 4-3 in extra innings in the opening game before dropping the late match 4-2 in Bellingham, Washington. Leah Riske opened the scoring for the Clan with a solo home run in the six inning. Brittany Mayers doubled home Megan Durrant later in the inning to take a 2-0 lead. Later in the game with the score tied 2-2, Mayers sent a two-run dinger to left field in the top of the 11th. Cara Lukawesky came on in relief to post the win for SFU. In the second game, Riske singled in a run in the opening inning and again in the seventh on a fielder’s choice. Cortney McCallum was dealt the loss. On April 21, SFU dropped a doubleheader to Central Washington 15-6 and 8-6. Mayers batted in three Clan runs in the opening game. Riske also chipped in with a two-run dinger in the in the third. Kelsie Hawkins saw her record fall to 1-8 with the loss. In the nightcap, Sammie Olexa, with her first career home run and Riske, with a two-run shot in the sixth, helped keep the Clan close.

Coastal Cups this weekend

Three Burnaby teams vie for Coastal Cups this weekend. Cliff Avenue Synergy play on Saturday at 9 a.m. at Richmond High School. Burnaby Selects and SBMC Spitfires go Sunday at Minoru, beginning at 11 a.m.

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

Small Jobs to rewires, lighting control, new houses, repairs. Insured & bonded. Knob & tube replacement specialist. Lic. #23726. Call Chris, 604-788-3864 #1113 Low Cost Electric 522-3435 Comm/Res/Panel change Heating/Appl Repair. Lic & Bonded. ABACUS Lic Elect Contr 97222. 40 years exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493 CHARLIE’S ELECTRIC Co. #94835 all electric needs, reas rates bonded WCB 778-888-4528 HOMEFIX ELECTRICAL DIVISION - Contract # 102055 200 Amp Service Upgrades Spring Special $1800. Free est. Ins. 25 yrs exp. 604-725-5371 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899




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

Home Services

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


Flooring/ Refinishing



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

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


Lawn & Garden


Lawn & Garden

Akasha Turf Grass Mngt complete lawn restoration, aeration & fert. Res/Comm. $79. 526-6305

Grow ‘n’ Gardens Lawn/Garden Trees/Hedges. Power Washing. All Services Tara 778-316-2648

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944 Best Service! Best Price! Hardwood, Laminate & Tiles. Repair & Refinish. 604-783-4615

Same Day Service, Fully Insured


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

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 PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION. Quick & Clean, Good prices. Free Est. ★ 604-566-4429



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




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

Prune. Free Est. 778-898-4922

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT

• Tree Pruning


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

Or 604-782-3411 Laura

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

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



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


Moving & Storage


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

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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount


Best Value Gardening Full Lawn Care. Cut fr $20. Pwr rake, hedge trim. 19 yrs exp. 604-719-6832

Planning on RENOVATING?

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


AMI MOVING ★ 3-5 ton cube. Starting at $39/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620


CANSTAR PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee


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

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

604-728-3009 CARPENTER HANDYMAN, Reno’s, Carpentry, H/W Flrs, Home Repairs, etc. 604-307-6715 Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors, 604 521-1567 JKB CONSTRUCTION LTD. COMPLETE RENOVATIONS




MATCO DESIGN - Renovations

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

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


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

WWW.RENORITE.COM Bath, Kitchen, Suites & More Save Your Dollars 778-317-1256

Good Day Painting Fully Insured, Quality Work, Res/Comm, No Payment till Job is Completed! Call Thomas 604 377-1338

ROOFING/ FRAMING/ Flooring/ Renos or new construction. Acom Construction. Call: 604-240-1850

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


Paving/Seal Coating

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





Tel: 604-931-7575

Cell: 604-612-4347



Oil Tank Removal


● Oil Tank Removal ● Recommended ● Insured ● Reasonable Rates




SPRING SPECIAL Save the HST & Book before April 30th

AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD. 25 Years in Business 25 Year Workmanship Warranty 604-984-9004 A+ 604-984-6560

#1 Roofing Company in BC

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 $69/HR Lic’d/Ins. Exp & friendly Clogged drains, plumbing, small jobs OK! Call 24/7! 604-805-2488


All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now for Free Estimates



Tried & True Since 1902

Call for a free estimate:


Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925 Advantage Building Maintenance: •Roof •Chimney •Skylight Repairs •FREE Estimate 604-802-1918 Alive & still roofing after 50 years!! RCABC Certified Roofers. BILL the Roofer • 604-522-8516



A to Z CERAMIC TILES Installation, Repairs, Fair Prices Free Est. 444-4715 cel 805-4319 PTV HOME RENOVATIONS All types of reno’s, big or small. 20% off Tile. Call 778-235-1772

Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank Royal Castle Roofing - New & Re-roofing, Work Guar, 15% Senior. Disc. Jazz 604-725-9963 Trimax Roofing Ltd. Re & new roof, repairs, WCB, Ins. Will beat any written price! 604-856-4999


Rubbish Removal

LOW COST Rubbish Removal Reno’s & Drywall / Demo. YARD & HOME Cleanup 604-727-5232 $35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 Affordable Rubbish Removal Res & Construction Cleanup John ★ 778-881-5678


Rubbish Removal Seniors discount. 604-807-0198 DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $99 + dump fees. Call 604-306-8599


Tree Services


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

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

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986) Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915 Wildwood Tree Services, Exp Hedge Trimming and Removal & Tree Pruning. Free Est. 604-893-5745


Window Cleaning

BOB’S WINDOW Gets that Clean, Clear Shine No Drops, No Drips, No Streaks Right into the corners! Serving you for over 20 yrs. Also do Gutters 604 588-6938



Auto Miscellaneous

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


Collectibles & Classics


Scrap Car Removal



604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H




Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1991 ASTON Martin, 1-owner, all orig., only 27,000 km, immac. $45,000. 604-987-3876. D24627



2006 LINCOLN Zephyr 32,600 kms, excellent cond, lady driven $15,000 obo 604-929-1184


2002 LAND Rover Discovery SE7 98,000 km, Sand/tan int. Exc cond. $11,750 604.687.2146


Scrap Car Removal

Sports & Imports

Visit us online to receive a special discount: COPPERWORKS PLUMBING Will do ALL your plumbing needs. Get 25% off. Call 604-219-5555


Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-294-5300 TWO BROTHERS MOVING Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 • •



• Exterior/Interior Projects • Written Warranty • Years of Experience • Fully Insured • WCB Covered Professional Crew of Ticketed Painters

$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 A MOVING EXPERIENCE WITH L & D ENTERPRISES !!! Fast & Dependable Special Rates Seniors Disc. Call 604-464-5872


FUTUR GRAFFITI SOLUTIONS, Power Washing & Graffiti Removal. Hot/Cold Water. 604-420-2848



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

Power Washing

Call Geoff Dann at:

Free Est. 604-779-6978 email:


THE LAWN BUTCHER Only Prime Cuts will do! Call Jim 778-839-6250 YAMATO LANDSCAPING Garden maintenance, Comm & Res. Free Est. 604-761-7109

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



PRESSURE WASHING, siding, gutters, tile, roof, treat moss. Gill, 604-897-4204, 604-599-4204

Painting/ Wallpaper


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

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

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

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

Oil Tank Removal

ALL-PRO TANK REMOVAL & Detection Best Price Guaranteed Free Est 778-223-8265

Lawn cut/pwr rake/aeration/ hedge trim/clean-up/top dress. Reliable. No tax. 778-241-9706

Spring Services

Artistry of Hardwood Floors




To place your ad call


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


Power Washing

Grant’s Home Maintenance

Quality work by Qualified Professionals. Free Estimates 24 Hour Repairs Skylights Gutters Cedar - Duriod - Torch-On Systems All work Guaranteed!

604- 936-2808

Visit our website @ Free tow, no wheels, no papers no problem! Hassle free friendly service. 2 hr service in most areas.

604 628 9044

1993 MAZDA MX6, manual V6, 2.5L, leather, tinted windows, $2000. Fun & fast 778-229-4979



Family owned & operated since 1989

(604) 299-8131

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

Complete Pressure Washing: Roofs, Houses, Driveways, etc Gutter Cleaning & Repairs.

Residential & Strata Prompt Service. WCB Insured

Cash for junk cars! $100 to $1000 Ask about our $500 Credit!

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673 $CASH FOR CARS$ Recycling in the lower mainland for over 30 years. Top dollars paid. Call for free quote. 604-725-3937 ★ FREE TOWING ★ up to $500 CASH Today!

604-728-1965 John A Save on Roofing - specialize in ★reroof ★ repair★ Fully Ins. Free est. 10% discount 778-892-1266

FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Top $$ for complete cars. Flat Rate Towing Service avail. Call ★ 604-720-0067

2003 PONTIAC Montana extended van, great running condition. Navy blue (similar to picture), gray interior. 166,000 KMs, all in Lower Mainland. New brakes, DVD system, comes with snow tires. $5,000 obo. Call 604-908-9080 or 604-802-2884.



2004 JAYCO 10ft Tent Trailer, fully loaded, sleeps 8, good cond. Asking $6500 obo. 604-524-4778

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