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Hume is not off the hook BY NIKI HOPE REPORTER

Hopes to secure the fate of Hume Park Elementary were crushed Tuesday night, when the board of education narrowly shot down a motion to put a moratorium on school closures until the district builds three new schools. Union-endorsed trustees Lori Watt, Michael Ewen and James Janzen supported the motion, but it was killed when Voice New Westminster trustees Casey Cook, Lisa Graham and Jim Goring, along with independent Brent Atkinson, voted against it. “I think it’s based on a belief that schools shouldn’t be closed,” Cook said about the motion put forward by Watt. “We have to make decisions based on fact, not ideology.” In March, the board opted to postpone the Hume Park closure/consolidation process until October. This is the second year in a row that the board is considering closing the 62student school and sending its students up the hill to Richard McBride Elementary, which is located one kilometre away. The district can’t say it won’t close schools, because it can’t predict what will happen in the period before the schools are built, Cook said. “First of all, for that period of time, one has no idea as to what are going to be the budget conditions, enrolment figures,” he said. Cook’s other criticism of the motion was that it gives the community the sense that it ties the hands of future boards and provide a false sense of security for school communities. “It’s a promise that creates an impression,” he said. For Atkinson, the problem with the ◗Schools Page 8

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One-man market: Peter Corbeil has run the Queen’s Park Meat Market for the past 12 years, and, after a tough last two years, business is starting to look up again. Corbeil said he’d put his meat up against any supermarket meat.

Master of his meat market Peter Corbeil’s shop is tucked in a residential neighbourhood – but good cuts and service keep his door open BY ALFIE LAU REPORTER


t’s a non-descript building on the corner of Second Street and Fourth Avenue, and, from a distance, it looks like any other home in the area. But look in the front window, and you’ll find Peter Corbeil and the Queen’s Park Meat Market. The business has been around since 1915, and Corbeil is a relative rookie, having taken over from former owner Eric Davies in December 1998. In an era when small businesses are being swallowed up and put out of busi-

ness by big-box retailers, Corbeil has been making a living selling beef, chicken and pork the old-fashioned way. “You have to offer great service, and our prices aren’t any higher than what you’d get at a supermarket,” said Corbeil. “That’s one of the stigmas, that I’m more expensive. In reality, all my prices are competitive.” Corbeil tells the story of a customer who bought a five-pound beef tenderloin for $75 at a local supermarket. When he saw Corbeil’s price of $20 per pound, he thought he had a great deal. That is, until he talked to Corbeil. “I took a look at what he bought, and, of the five pounds, two pounds of it wasn’t usable,” said Corbeil. “So he really only got three pounds of meat he could use. … I don’t sell the waste portions, so, in reality, if he came to me, he would have saved money.”

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Corbeil doesn’t tell the story to brag, only to point out that the way grocers sell meat is vastly different from how he sells meat. As a trained butcher and meat cutter, Corbeil uses only Alberta carcass beef that he hangs and ages personally. Meanwhile, supermarkets order their meat in vacuum-packed bags that come either pre-cut or ready-to-cut at the store. “If you cut meat from the carcass, you have to know what you’re doing,” said Corbeil. “If you put the saw in the wrong place, you can lose your shirt on a side of beef.” And contrary to what marketers have told consumers, fresh red meat isn’t necessarily the best beef out there. “I age my beef for 18 to 25 days,” said Corbeil. “The longer you age beef, the more the fibres break down and the better

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2010 Community Member Recruitment for Advisory Boards, Commissions, and Committees New Westminster City Council will consider appointments to the Child Care Grant Program Committee for the year 2010. This volunteer opportunity allows citizens to contribute their expertise, experience and ideas in relation to important community issues. City committees are created by the Mayor and Council to consider detailed information concerning specific issues and make recommendations to Council. By fulfilling this role, committees assist Council to perform its legislative function more effectively and efficiently. Committees operate with specific mandates set out in terms of reference or bylaws approved by Council. The purpose of the Child Care Grant Program Committee will be to encourage, review and make funding recommendations to City Council with regard to child care grants as specified in the Child Care Grant Program Guidelines. Two volunteers are needed for the Child Care Grant Program Committee to represent the community at large. If you wish to be considered for appointment to the Child Care Grant Program Committee, please submit your application and a personal resume of your background. Application forms are available online at or at City Hall. Applications must be received by email, fax 604-527-4594, mail, or hand-delivered to Legislative Services no later than Friday, June 4, 2010. For more information, please call Raman Grewal, Committee Clerk, at 604-527-4644 or email

City Hall Open House The City of New Westminster will be hosting its annual Open House on Saturday, May 29th from 1:00 – 3:30 pm at City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue. Following the Hyack Parade, bring the whole family down to City Hall and see how your city works. This year we’re going green! Each department will highlight the various initiatives they’ve implemented to promote a greener and more sustainable community. The day will include lots of great “green” activities including games, crafts, displays, prizes, face painting, refreshments, and the opportunity to have your photo taken in the Mayor’s chair (please bring your own camera this year). Come discover your City Hall and see how we’re keeping our city green!

Eighth Annual Multicultural Festival Date: May 22, 2010 Time: 10:00am to 8:00pm Location: Hyack Square and Westminster Quay 10:00 am Opening Ceremony at Hyack Square 11:00 am Opening Ceremony at Westminster Quay Boardwalk 10:00 pm Fireworks presented by Hyack Festival Association

Glenbrooke North Residents’ Association Meeting The Glenbrooke North Residents’ Association will meet on Wednesday, May 19th at 7:30 pm in the Herbert Spencer School library. Agenda items include presentations from the developers of the properties at 504 & 508 Sixth Avenue and 21-27 Eighth Avenue, and a presentation on two new programs offered by the Lower Mainland Purpose Society. Updates will also be given on Block Watch, from the Traffic and Community Policing committees, and on the 11th Annual GNRA Garage Sale scheduled for June 19th, 9am - 3pm. For more information contact Marya McLellan at 604 525-3975.

Queensborough Residents’ Association AGM The Queensborough Residents’ Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 7:00 pm at Queensborough Community Centre. The agenda will include year-end reports from all executive members and the election of officers for the next two years. Membership is only $5 a year and we encourage all Queensborough residents (especially new residents) to attend and share your voice. For more information, please email

Composters Still Available! The City of New Westminster still has limited quantities of backyard composters for sale. Available to New Westminster residents only, the composters will be sold at a subsidized rate on a first come, first serve basis. Backyard Composters – More in Stock Studies show that more than 40% of what we send to landfills is organic waste (eg. garden refuse, leaves, vegetable scraps, etc.), some of which can be composted at home. Participation in home composting reduces the amount of waste trucks on the road, reduces the amount of methane gas (a very potent greenhouse gas) generated from the landfills and provides a rich compost (the end product) which is an excellent nutrient-rich material to add to your garden. An 80 gallon backyard composter can be purchased at the subsidized price of $30.00 (includes tax). Worm Composting & Workshop Info – New Workshop Added! For residents who wish to compost but don’t have a backyard, worm composting may be the solution for you. Included is a one-hour instructional workshop (required before purchase) and a worm compost kit (containing a bin, tray, lid, worms, garden fork, bedding and guidebook), all for the subsidized price of $35.00 (includes tax). The next workshop will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 10:00 am. Please call Engineering Operations at 604-526-4691. Note: participants must register in advance as space is limited. For more information or to confirm availability, please contact Engineering Operations at 604-526-4691. Payment methods at time of purchase can be cash or cheque.

West End Residents’ Association Meeting The West End Residents’ Association will meet on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 7:00 pm in the Lord Tweedsmuir School library. Agenda items include the subdivision of the lot at 713 14th Street, and the West End “Summerfest” at Grimston Park. Please bring your questions, ideas and concerns and find out what’s going on in your neighbourhood. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Elmer Rudolph at 604-521-3346.

Free Block Watch Information & Training Workshop The New Westminster Police will be hosting an Information &Training Workshop on Thursday, May 27th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Justice Institute of BC. This workshop is for existing Block Captains, Co-Captains and anyone interested in starting a new Block Watch in their neighbourhood or building. Anyone living in any residential home or a strata building in New Westminster can start a Block Watch. If you are interested in attending this workshop, you must register by calling 604-529-2446 (leave message) or email by May 24, 2010. Building Successful Communities Through Community Commitment Together We Can: Together We Will

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Corbeil: ‘It’s a hard business’ ◗ continued from page 1

it will taste. … It’s super tender and that’s not what you’ll get at a supermarket.” In fact, instead of worrying about losing his business to supermarkets, Corbeil tells his customers to try out the difference if they don’t believe his meat is best. “I had a lady who needed a roast but it was a Sunday, so I wasn’t open,” said Corbeil. “She went and got one at the supermarket, and she told me afterwards that she won’t do that again. … I’ll put my meat up against anybody else’s meat.” And as confident as Corbeil is about his meat quality, he doesn’t have to look back very far to see when quality wasn’t enough. “I was hit hard by the global economic meltdown,” he said. “I remember it was August (2008), and the end of summer is usually slow, “Hands down, the best pork sausages I can but when it got to September and people still find,” he said. “They’re unbelievable.” weren’t buying, I started worrying.” And the reason why those sausages are so All through that winter, times were lean and good is because Corbeil spends six hours to perCorbeil had to literally watch every cut of meat. “It wasn’t easy,” he admitted. “People couldn’t sonally make 58 pounds of sausage. “I only use deboned chicken and turkey,” he afford what they were buying before and I wasn’t said. “I start around 9 a.m. and try to be done by going to compromise my quality.” 3 p.m.” Things started turning around slowly in 2009 The 58 pounds produced in one day usually – Easter was when things started moving upward lasts several days, but when it gets busy during – and now, it’s back to pre-meltdown levels. the Christmas season, Corbeil cranks “When you go through that as a out 70- to 80-pounds a day. small business owner, you remember “It’s almost like I never stop makthe sleepless nights and you never ing sausages,” he said. want to go through it again,” he said. “I know when I As much as Corbeil loves his job, “You’re careful about everything.” come here, I’m he fears for the future. Corbeil’s customers appreciate his “I’ve got two kids, Patrick, who’s willingness to stick through the tough getting quality 12 and Shannon, who’s 14, and if times. stuff and I’m they came to me said they wanted to “I’ve been coming here for 30 years, take over the business, I would say supporting a and Peter has done a wonderful job taking over from Eric,” said Debbie local business.” ‘Don’t.’ “That’s the same reason why I Gettling, who was coming in for some won’t take on an apprentice. There’s steaks and sausages for a family barno future unless you know exactly becue. “I know when I come here, I’m DEBBIE GETTLING customer what you’re doing. It’s a hard busigetting quality stuff and I’m supportness.” ing a local business.” That being said, Corbeil is pretty Jordan Samek echoes those sentihappy with what he’s accomplished in 11-plus ments. years on the job. “My family wants to support quality local “When I started, Eric told me I knew how to businesses, and we want to know where our food cut meat, but what I needed to work on was my is coming from,” said the Moody Park-area resident. “When we made it a goal to buy locally and customer skills,” said Corbeil. “I’d like to think I’ve learned something since. I had to talk to my support local merchants, we found places like customers and I had to be genuine. … My cusPeter’s.” tomers come through word-of-mouth so it’s good Samek was in to buy a chicken, which he knows is non-medicated and locally sourced, and to see people continuing to come and support my business.” some pork sausages for breakfast.

Meat market: At left: Customer Jordan

Samek loves the non-medicated chickens and pork sausages that he buys at Queen’s Park meat market from owner Peter Corbeil. Top: The small shop at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Second Street has been in operation since 1915. Below: Corbeil makes almost 60 pounds of homemade sausages in six hours.

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City woman charged with murder in death of mother BY ALFIE LAU REPORTER

A 58-year-old New Westminster woman was arrested in Burnaby on May 7 in connection with the April 19 death of her 88year-old adoptive mother. Junette Page Jobin was arrested just before 9 a.m. on the single charge of first-

degree murder of Patricia Rose Pelletier. Pelletier, the widow of a Vancouver police officer, Kenneth Pelletier, was found dead in her Vancouver home on East 51st Avenue where she lived alone. Worried relatives called 911 when they hadn’t heard from the woman for several days. “At the outset of this investigation, it was not readily apparent how [Pelletier]

died,” Vancouver police spokesman Const. Lindsey Houghton said in a news conference. “Over the course of the past three weeks, investigators have worked tirelessly to fill in the gaps and answer their many questions.” Houghton added that investigators had to wait several days for an autopsy, then more time was required for other tests

while they worked at what was a troubling case for detectives, given the relationship between the suspect and victim. A full homicide investigation team, with two detectives and support teams that at times included up to 24 officers, worked the case and reached the conclusion that Pelletier’s death was caused by ◗Death Page 4

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Overcoming obstacles: MP Peter Julian, at right, was one of 26 politicians who tried out life in wheelchairs as part of an awareness day spearheaded by the Canadian Paraplegic Association.

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Politicians spend a day in a wheelchair to get a look at life with disabilities BY JENNIFER MOREAU REPORTER

Imagine balancing a tray of food on your lap, while trying to pay the cashier in a cafeteria or spending extra time getting to work while you search for an accessible entrance. Those are just a couple examples of things people in wheelchairs do every day, and on May 12, politicians in Ottawa had a chance to see what life was like in a wheelchair. Burnaby-New Westminster MP Peter Julian participated in the event to help highlight disability issues. “It was far more difficult than I expected, and it opened my eyes that we really have to make Canada more accessible,” he said. Julian was joined by 25 other politicians, mostly MPs and some senators,

who were responding to a call from the Canadian Paraplegic Association to spend their work day in a wheelchair. The annual event kicks off spinal cord injury awareness month in May. The idea is participants go about their normal working day in a wheelchair. They are only allowed to leave their chairs while in the House of Commons. There is only one wheelchair-accessible floor space in the House of Commons chamber, and that’s for Conservative MP Steven Fletcher, the only MP in a wheelchair. Julian noticed several difficulties while in the wheelchair. A two-minute bus ride became a 20-minute wait for the only wheelchair-accessible bus. He had to go around the back of the Parliament buildings to get in since the front entrance is not accessible. He also noted how little things like light switch positions and how to open and close blinds became an issue. “It is essential that able-bodied persons experience some of the challenges Canadians with disabilities face and help raise awareness of their needs and abilities,” Julian said.

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someone else and made the link to Jobin, Houghton said. The Vancouver Police Department spent most of the weekend of May 8 and 9 searching an area near the Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby for evidence in the case. Houghton added there was no evidence of any other crimes and there are no other suspects in the


murder. Though investigators know what it is, Houghton said they are declining to disclose the cause of death and are releasing no further information about Pelletier, the relationship between her and her daughter or any other details that might constitute evidence. He added that Pelletier’s relationship to the Vancouver police added a dimension to the emotional

involvement of officers. Pelletier ’s husband, Kenneth, joined the Vancouver police sometime around 1947, according to Houghton, and served with the department for about 25 years before his death in 1972. Houghton said Kenneth Pelletier was still on the force when he died, but his death was not in the line of duty. – with files from The Vancouver Sun



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B.C. gets failing grade in access to information it has something to hide. Having served as the NDP’s defence critic in Ottawa, Black has been closely New Westminster MLA Dawn Black has watching issues regarding access to inforwitnessed problems for people trying to mation in the nation’s capital and hasn’t access information at both the federal and been impressed with what she’s seen. “All democracies are built on the basis provincial levels and would like to see of openness and transparency,” said improved access for all. Black, who previously served as the John Hinds, the Canadian Newspaper member of Parliament for New Westminster- Association’s president and CEO. “This year’s audit shows us that the Coquitlam, noted that a recent system in Canada continues to be audit gave British Columbia a failunder strain, especially at the feding mark when it comes to access eral level. The concept of freedom to information. of information has been eroded.” “A D+, that is done by a nationAccording to the association, al news organization,” she said. nearly half of the 315 formal “We do get people who come in requests to municipal, provincial here (constituency office) and ask and federal governments seekfor help with FOI requests. It’s ing records such as pandemic flu something we are familiar with plans, trip expenses for senior offiand know how difficult it can be.” cials and public land transactions The Canadian Newspaper Dawn Black were met with denials, fees and Association recently released the time delays reaching as long as findings of its annual audit of MLA half a year. It noted that the federal Canadians’ access to governmentheld information. British Columbia and requests often failed to respond within the legislated 30-day deadline and sometimes Ontario shared the lowest ranking. Black said the B.C. Liberals pledged to demanded dramatic fees to release records. “At the federal, what we’re seeing is have the most open and accessible govern(government) performances declining year ment in Canada, but that hasn’t happened. “They have gone backwards and made it over year, not getting better,” said Suzanne Legault, interim federal information commore difficult,” she said. The real irony, said Black, is the Liberals missioner. Her recent report to Parliament warned were the single biggest seeker of Freedom of Information requests while they were that Canadians’ right of access is “at risk in opposition in Victoria. She noted that of being totally obliterated because delays Premier Gordon Campbell once said that threaten to render the entire access regime when government does its business behind irrelevant.” – with Vancouver Sun files closed doors, people will invariably believe BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER

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How democracy is under attack in Canada

It’s not surprising that the Canadian interest in wanting easy access to inforNewspaper Association’s annual audit mation. It’s what readers want and often of Canadians’ access to government-held need, and what readers often do not have information found that B.C. is at the botthe time or the knowledge to find. tom of the list where transparBut there is also a more ency is concerned. In fact, it profound principle involved. gave the province a D+. Information is key to making THE RECORD “All democracies are built decisions. Whether you’re voton the basis of openness and ing or trying to find out if your transparency,” John Hinds, the president neighbourhood is safe, you need inforand CEO of the association, said when mation to make a good choice. releasing the results. To be sure, governments are gun-shy We couldn’t agree more. about revealing information for fear of Of course, journalists have a vested endangering someone’s privacy rights.


But those concerns do not excuse the vacuum-sealed approach to releasing information. Moreover, even if you can find the information, you still often have to pay for its compilation – in amounts that make it prohibitive to obtain. Then government stalling tactics and appeals often stretch the potential release of information for months and months. This past week, democracy was also dealt another blow when the Supreme Court of Canada decided, in an 8-1 split, not to back the National Post’s actions to protect a confidential source. The deci-

sion does not mean that journalists will not try to protect their sources, but it certainly means that those who would try will face less legal support – and that will send a chill through journalists and whistleblowers. (For the editor’s view, go to Pat Tracy’s blog, From the editor’s desk, at If the CNA thinks B.C. deserved a D+ , we’d also like to add a D– to the Supreme Court’s report card. Both deserve a failing grade where democracy and freedom of information are concerned.

Taxes: The new black for spring?


ow that Canada is in the billion per year. fiscal red, taxes appear Since the Harper government to be coming back into came to power in 2006, its superfashion. charged tax cut agenda reduced A surprisingly broad swath of federal revenue by an additional Canadians – and not your usual $34 billion in 2009/10 alone suspects – are musing aloud – and that price tag keeps balabout the need to raise taxes to looning. To put it into perspectackle the deficit and to pay for tive, the federal government’s the things we care most about, 2009/10 deficit is estimated at such as public health care. $53.8 billion. In its 2010 budAlmost three out of five get, the Harper government Canadian CEOs surveyed in confirmed yet another round of March say higher taxes are need- corporate tax cuts that will cost ed to get the country the public treasury back into the fiscal $20 billion over the black. next five years. To pay BRUCE CAMPBELL Recently John for those tax cuts, the Manley, former Liberal Harper government finance minister and now head is unleashing a round of public of the Canadian Council of Chief service cuts and holding back on Executives, said it’s time to raise $4.5 billion in aid to the poorest the GST. At the end of the recent nations on earth. Liberal party thinkfest, leader Tax cuts are hamstringing Michael Ignatieff showed that our ability to pay for the things party is finally coming to grips Canadians want and need with the reality of taxes. He while privileging those who are said Canada can’t afford to rush already doing very well. ahead with any more corporate Our research shows that tax cuts. over the past 15 years Canada’s For the first time in more than tax system – federal, provincial, 15 years, Canadians are beginterritorial and municipal – has ning to rethink the tax cut agenundergone massive reconstrucda that dwarfed all other public tive surgery. policy discussions. Our tax system used to be It’s more out of sober necesmore progressive. The richest 10 sity than anything. Tax cuts cost per cent – those best positioned us more than we can afford. to contribute to the well-being The Organization for and quality of Canadian life Economic Co-operation and – used to pay progressively more Development (OECD) estimates in taxes than middle- and lowthat between 1995 and 2005 tax income taxpayers. cuts reduced Canadian governNot anymore. It has become ment revenue capacity by $50 ◗Taxes Page 7




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By the time you read this, I may have officially vanished from the society of Canadian motorists, wandering in a twilight land unrecognized by ICBC’s world of bureaucracy. It began with the misfortune of losing my driver’s licence. No, I didn’t sell it to a budding terrorist or leave it illicitly jammed in a doorlatch. Chances are it escaped when I pulled the Care Card or other vital document from my wallet. So I had to go to ICBC’s motor vehicle licence and driver persecution centre in the bowels of Metrotown in Burnaby. Waiting in line for 40 minutes was almost tolerable, because it reminded me of the long-gone times of similar lineups in Disneyland, although on this occasion I didn’t end up with the Pirates of the

Caribbean but the pirates of motor vehicle regulations. When my turn finally came, I admitted my loss of licence to a Ms. C. and offered my passport as proof of identity. She asked for another document, and I gave her my Care Card. To my chagrin, Ms. C. then informed me that I was in limbo because my passport and Care Card included my full middle name, while my driver licence computer file had only a middle initial. The documents did not jibe! I must produce my birth certificate to qualify for a new picture licence, she ruled. I suppose I was lucky she didn’t call in CSIS. This meant I would have to go to my credit union back in New Westminster and get my birth certificate out of my safe deposit box, then return with the goods to Miss C. But, meanwhile, she took my $17 and my photo,

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warning me not to smile as she snapped the shot. I assured her that I was well able to keep my joy confined. You see, I rate going to massive commercial hives like Metrotown right up there with having teeth pulled. Throw in a visit to a government institution, and the rating goes up to walking barefoot over broken lightbulbs. I pleaded that my passport had been accepted as proof of my existence at assorted international airports, from Vancouver to London, but Ms. C. was having none of it. She offered one break: When I returned with certificate as ordered, I would not have to wait in line but could go directly into her presence (provided she was at work at the time). I called the ICBC information line and learned that my passport really, really should have been adequate for the ID job, but that is now of little use. As a minion of the Crown, Ms. C. must be obeyed or I might face a third visit to the magic castle of shopkeepers, burning yet more expensive gasoline. And another nagging thought occurs: If I couldn’t find my birth certificate, would I be officially banished to pedestrianism?

Living wage is needed

Dear Editor:

I am responding to a letter against the new living wage bylaw (Living wage not sensible, Letters to the editor, The Record, May 5). I am shocked that Mr. Evans is “appalled” by this motion. Surely, he must be aware how expensive it is to live in the Lower Mainland? Undoubtedly he is aware of the financial pressures families are facing? Report after report have bombarded us with how many of our fellow British Columbians live in poverty, not to mention the fact that many of these are children. This is completely unacceptable. This motion made me proud to live in New Westminster, a place that recognizes the importance of being paid a fair wage for work done. Mr. Evans is correct that the minimum wage should be increased. He said he is wary about doing it now, but I don’t understand how having people live in poverty is a palatable option. I am pleased our council saw a problem and took action to make New Westminster a livable community. I hope that other communities and employers will follow New Westminster’s lead.

Tony Eberts, New Westminster

regressive at the top. And shockingly, the richest one per cent of Canadians now pay less as a portion of their income than the poorest 10 per cent. The vast majority of Canadians have been the net losers. Tax cuts have compromised Canadian public services: whittling away our social safety net, diminishing the quality of our public education and health-care systems and eroding our basic transportation and communication infrastructure. It’s time to bring fairness back into Canada’s tax system. As conservative historian Michael Bliss recently wrote: “Inequality of compensation has soared in our time, as the rich have become much richer and much less taxed. Higher taxes on high incomes would begin to narrow the immense chasm that has opened up between the

über-rich and the ordinary North American.” The first step is to make corporate Canada part of the solution, instead of being part of the problem. It starts with reversing broad based cuts to Canada’s corporate income tax system. These cuts do nothing for corporations whose profits have been obliterated by the economic crisis. They benefit profitable companies, notably banks and oil companies, who are more likely to build up cash balances, take over other companies or buy back their own shares instead of making real job creating investments. The second step is to bring fairness back into Canada’s personal income tax system, beginning with a new higher tax rate for those with incomes over $250,000 a year. Reversing the Harper GST cuts is also important. The additional $12 bil-

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Art lovers should also pop by the New Westminster Public Library to check out a couple of exhibits ongoing till the end of May. In the reference department is Jim Walsh’s show, Looking Out My Backdoor, full of colourful acrylic paintings that detail the beauty of spring in his garden. On the ramp gallery, Children’s World features the work of three young artists – Christine Wu, 10, Kayla Tulpar, 8, and Vera Lin, 10 – who are students of Shavon Cheng. Their work includes paintings and plasticene art. The art can be viewed at any time during library hours at 716 Sixth Ave. For information, call the library at 604-527-4660.

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Reaching out: Fran Mackenzie, founder of the community lunch at Queens Avenue United Church, visited the church on Wednesday to help celebrate the program’s 15th anniversary.

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Fran Mackenzie can’t help but smile as she scans the contented crowd dining at Wednesday’s community lunch at Queens Avenue United Church. In 1995, Fran and Malcolm Mackenzie started the community lunch at the New Westminster church. On Wednesday, she dropped by as the program celebrated its 15th anniversary. “I feel just terrific. I think it’s amazing. It’s something that was very desperately needed so I knew it would carry on,” said Mackenzie, who has lived in New Westminster all her life. “There were so many hungry people in New Westminster. I remember them saying, we have to do something because there are so many people suffering.” A group of six people got together to plan the community lunch program. “It was simple – soup and sandwiches at first,” Mackenzie recalled. “One of the congregation donated a huge freezer – very old. It didn’t last very long, but it was wonderful.” Catherine Fleming, who’s coordinated the program for the past decade, estimates that the lunch program has probably fed more than 90,000 people through the years. “That’s a lot of meals,” she said. “We are doing God’s work.” Winifred Franklin has been volunteering with the program since its inception. “It went over very well. We started out with soup and sandwiches,” she said. “The numbers kept on growing. We got more adventurous until we were serving a more substantive lunch.”

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Community spirit: Hazel Kyle, left, and Louise Arnott chat over dessert at the Queens Avenue United Church community lunch 15th anniversary celebration. Nowadays, a typical lunch includes casserole, plenty of vegetables, coleslaw and beverages. Cookies and other treats that are donated are sometimes served. “It’s just great. I do appreciate the work of the volunteers. I am no longer able to work in the kitchen. Our volunteers are elderly. They are very, very devoted,” Franklin said. “It is a need we think we can and should fill.” While she’s no longer able to shop for the program, Franklin still schedules the volunteers needed to put on the weekly lunch. “We have a Tuesday crew who come in and cook. The Wednesday crew comes in

and serves,” she said. “That’s why we do casseroles – we can put them in the oven. There are occasions where we serve soup, sandwiches and salad.” The folks who attend the community lunch at Queens Avenue United Church are grateful, no matter what’s being served. “It’s great. Without this lunch every Wednesday, I would have a tougher time. I look forward to this,” said Paul Thompson, who has attended various community meal programs. “This is classified as one of the good lunches.” In addition to a home-cooked meal, Thompson said the volunteers demonstrate ◗Lunch Page 12

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a lot of “love and tenderness” to the people coming for lunch. “Without it, we would be hungry for the day. One-half of these people are here all the time,” said Pat Murray, another regular attendee. “It’s excellent. They do a very good job. They never let us volunteer to clean up, they do it all themselves.” The church served a record 280 meals for its anniversary lunch. Numbers vary from week to week, month to month. “It depends on the time of the month. I average 500 in a month,” Fleming said. “Welfare day, I might get 60; a week earlier I might have 200.” The Fiji Canada Association pre-

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Decorate a chair, then take it to the parade Saturday, May 23. People wanting to participate in the contest can decorate their chair and set it up on Sixth Street between Third Avenue and St. George Street. Terri Rodger, a past president of the Hyack Festival Association, has attended parades around the Pacific Northwest with the Hyack Festival Association. “As a parade participant, one thing that is great is having lots of spectators, three or four or five people deep,” she said.

Prizes for getting creative during this year’s parade BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER

Royal City residents are invited to show their community spirit and creativity in this year’s Best Decorated Chair contest at the Hyack International Parade. The annual parade takes place on

“When you are in the States, the Americans along the parade route are five to 10 people deep for the whole parade route. They are so warm and welcoming, ‘Welcome Canada,’ ‘Thanks for coming Canada.’” Rodger, who is The Record’s display advertising supervisor, noticed one particular stretch along the Hyack International Parade route that didn’t have a lot of spectators. “We are trying to build up that area,”

she said. “We thought, what better way than through a contest.” The contest, sponsored by The Record, is now in its second year. “It can be a chair, it can be a couch,” Rodger said. “Remember, whatever you bring you have to take home.” Prizes for this year’s contest include a $250 gift certificate to Royal City Centre and a $100 gift certificate to La Rustica. “Hopefully each year it is going to get bigger and better,” Rodger said.

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The Burnaby Central Wildcats made no mistake showing who was the No. 1 team in the school district. Central showed its speed and execution early, finishing off two set pieces in the opening minutes of play before downing the New Westminster Hyacks 5-0 in the BurWest AAA high school girls’ soccer final at Burnaby Lake-West Tuesday. Alisha Penev put the Wildcats ahead in the first minute of play, heading in a Tessa Barbour corner that resulted from the opening kickoff. Minutes later, Penev had a second opportunity off a similar Barbour corner but headed that one just wide of the near post. “The last two games we played against (New Westminster) were pretty good, but we weren’t expecting to come out and score like we did, but we’re not complaining,” said Penev, who will play at the University of B.C. next season. Central defeated the Hyacks 2-0 late in the regular season, after playing to a 1-1 draw in their first meeting. Penev, who scored three goals in the match, including a pair of second-half counters, said the difference was the play of Barbour and Kim Van Duynhoven in the midfield. “When we have a full turnout, it’s good,” she said, adding the bench has been a little stretched at times earlier in the year. Van Duynhoven headed in a second Barbour corner at the 15minute mark to give Central a comfortable 2-0 half-time lead. Van Duynhoven made it 3-0 midway through the second half, ripping a first-time volley from 30 metres that one-hopped past the Hyack keeper to the far post. Minutes later, Penev got her second, neatly flicking a clever

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Blanked: Jessica Goodwin of New Westminster, right, steers the ball away from an advancing Tessa Barbour in a 5-0 loss to Burnaby Central in Tuesday’s AAA girls’ district soccer final at Burnaby Lake. ball over the New Westminster keeper from in close. Penev’s final goal came on a long kick to goal that just snuck in under the crossbar. Central will likely take on provincially top-ranked Argyle in the zone championship match Monday, May 17 at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex-West. Game time

is scheduled for 3 p.m. But with a full lineup and all pistons firing, Penev likes the team’s chances. “(Barbour) kicks in great corners and gets great shots, and we have some players who can really attack in the air, so hopefully that’s where we can really make a difference,” Penev added.

New Westminster will face the North Shore runner-up at the same time and venue Monday. Also being played on Monday, the St. Thomas More Knights will face Alpha Secondary in the Burnaby/New Westminster district AA high school girls’ soccer final at Burnaby North Turf. Game time is 3:30 p.m.

New Westminster ’s Kevin Crowley led Stony Brook University to its first America East conference varsity field lacrosse title in eight years last Saturday. The first round draft pick of the Western Lacrosse Association Burnaby Lakers scored three goals to give the eighth-seeded Seawolves an 11-7 victory over University at Albany in the championship conference title game on May 8. The win gives Stony Brook an automatic berth into the NCAA Division I championships, which begins Saturday. Junior teammate Jordan McBride added a pair of markers for Stony Brook, breaking Kevin Pall’s career school record of 133 tallies with his conferenceleading 48th goal of the campaign. Crowley was named to the all-championship team following the tournament. He led the America East with 71 points, including 46 goals Earlier, Stony Brook got the first of two hat tricks from Crowley in a 10-6 win over Vermont in the America East semifinal on May 4. Stony Brook takes on the University of Denver in the first round of the Div. 1 national championships. A win would likely put the Seawolves in line for a second-round matchup against No. 1 Virginia.

Netball nationals spans the generations BY TOM BERRIDGE SPORTS EDITOR

The opening ceremonies for the Canadian national netball championships at Burnaby Mountain Secondary School next weekend will tell a lot about what the sport is all about. Children of ex-national team players will walk in hand-inhand with the captains of each provincial open, u-23 and u-18 team to symbolize the spirit of netball being passed from generation to generation. In B.C., that spirit lives on with the athletes, who were taught by their teachers now playing sideby-side as teammates. There are also three pairs of

netball-playing sisters on B.C. teams taking part in this year’s netball national championships. Four of them are from Burnaby, Damara and Danette Mui, and Ashley and Olivia Joe. Damara and Ashley play on B.C.’s under-23 team, while younger sisters Danette and Olivia will be making their national debut with the u-18 provincial team. Both Danette and Olivia were turned on to the sport by their older sisters. But that is where the similarity ends. Olivia, a Grade 11 student at Alpha Secondary, is an offensive player, while Ashley, who is in her third year at Douglas College, prefers a more defensive role.

The same is also true of the Mui sisters. Damara, who coaches netball at Mountain, plays in the front court while Danette is more a back-court player. But it is the togetherness of the sport that keeps them all close. They all understand the sport, a mix of basketball without the dribbling and three-point shooting and European handball, as something different, more fun and equally rewarding as other team sports. “In other sports, you have a more dominant person, but in this sport everyone has to work together, and if you don’t, you’re dead,” said Danette. The fact that few people even know what netball is all about is

a double-edge sword. “That’s the downside,” said Olivia. “No one’s really seen it. But when they do, they think it’s pretty cool.” Netball B.C. president Ann Willcocks would be pleased to hear that. It’s part of what B.C.’s Ms. Netball calls the association’s “core values.” “It’s difficult, Willcock said about selling the game. “You have to work as a team in this sport. … Players have to first understand that working together means needing each other.” In netball, there are no single rushes up the court, no hail-Mary passes, just an intricate series of short passes on a string that even-

tually lead to an uncontested shot at goal if done properly. “I think that is what is the beauty of the game,” Willcocks added. “You have to work with the other players and, therefore, have to be more considerate of each other.” It’s perhaps not surprising that the association believes strongly that open players should mentor the younger u-23s, who in turn are expected to help bring along the u-18 players. It is as much to ensure the longevity of the sport in the province as it is to instill in others the importance of needing each other to succeed. ◗Netball Page 20

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Splish, splash: New Westminster Hyack Gabby Napoleone got an unexpected soaking in the water jump during the girls’ steeplechase at the Burnaby/New Westminster track and field meet at Swangard Stadium on Wednesday.

Juniors unbeaten in three It was the Mydske night at the Queen’s Park Arena Tuesday. The two lacrosse-playing brothers accounted for nearly half of the New Westminster Salmonbellies’ goal production following a 15-4 trouncing of the Port Coquitlam Saints. Older brother Leif Mydske counted a seasonhigh five goals to pace the junior A Salmonbellies, while Reid Mydske accounted for his first two tallies of the year, including a shorthanded goal with just two minutes left on the clock. Mark Negrin, who had

16 goals in 18 games last season, opened the scoring in the first two minutes of play with his first of three on the night. Negrin already has a team-high 11 markers in his first three games of the year and is scoring at a sizzling league-best 55-per cent shot average. Leif Mydske and Negrin both finished the game with six-point nights. Tyler Digby and T.J. Cowx chipped in with five points apiece. Brandon Mulligan backstopped the win, allowing just two goals in 55 minutes before giving up a pair

of late counters to the lowly Saints. The win moved the Salmonbellies to 3-0 in the B.C. junior A league, tying them with last year’s champion, Coquitlam Adanacs, for second place. The Burnaby Lakers currently lead the league with a 4-1 record. New Westminster takes on the Victoria Shamrocks this Sunday at Queen’s Park Arena. Game time is 5 p.m. The junior ‘Bellies are back to their regular home date on Tuesday to host the Delta Islanders at Queen’s Park. Faceoff is 8 p.m.

Scholar/athlete signs intent letter Matt MacGrotty signed a letter of intent to attend and play field lacrosse for Bryant University in Rhode Island. The 6-4 MacGrotty graduated with honours from New Westminster Secondary School in 2008 and more recently completed a post-grad year with honours at The Taft School in Connecticut last year. MacGrotty was the Hyack football team’s scholar athlete in 2005 and 2006, and the high school’s male athlete of the year from 2005 to 07. He turned down



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Netball: Nationals held on May 22 and 23 ◗ continued from page 19

“We really do try to live up to our core values. If you’re in trouble, you can’t do it on your own,” said Willcocks. Damara and Ashley understand that principle. Playing a game of passand-run is the perfect combination of skills for the

two older sisters. “I don’t need to worry about messing up my dribbling or missing a layup. It’s just perfect for me,” Ashley said. But being part of the building process to keep the sport alive is perhaps the most rewarding part of the game.

“We live in different areas, we go to different schools, but when we step on the court, we’re a family,” said Damara. The nationals will take place at Burnaby Mountain, beginning Saturday, May 22 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Games continue Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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HAZEL ESTELLE ILLERBRUN (1928-2010) MERCER, Forestine Hazel was born in Hespero, Alberta on (nee Smith) June 28, 1928, the daughter of Calvin

Forestine and Mae Fletcher. Shepassed movedaway to peacefully at Vancouver in the fifties whereher shehome met on Maurice May Ivan 10,Illerbrun. 2010 the love of her life, surrounded by the love of her They were married on July 14, 1956.They family. She was predeceased by had three daughters, Barbara, Marilyn and Cheryl. Hazel’s her beloved husband Walter R. life was entirely devoted (Wally) to her husband, her children, her in 1982 and by her sister grandchildren and her church. servedShe othersis Delle She Pricealways in 1989. and was so of their accomplishments. Hazel spent survived by proud her daughter, Linda Overholt (Michael); two her last Mother’s Dayand amongst members in grandsons, Christopher Steven family (Amanda); two great her home in Jacob Burnaby. away in grandchildren, andShe Oliviapassed Overholt; herpeacefully sister Jeanne her sleep on Monday, 10th. A service willwas be held Smith and many nieces May and nephews. Forestine born inonTacoma, to Monday,Washington May 17th on at March 2 p.m.25, for1910 Hazeland at moved the East New Westminster in 1912. 7772 She was a lifelong of Burnaby United Church, Graham Ave.,member Burnaby, Shiloh-Sixth Avenue United and ofIn the of the B.C. Light refreshments willChurch be served. lieuOrder of flowers, Eastern Her Juvenile life will be celebrated memorial donationsStar. to the Diabetes Walkatfora the Cure service in Shiloh-Sixth Avenue United Church, 1111 Sixth would be gratefully appreciated. Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3M 2B7 on Monday, May 17th at 2:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Shiloh-Sixth Avenue Church in her name at the above MERCER, Forestine address. May you Rest in Peace with the love of all the Smith) many lives you touched with your(nee amazing presence. Forestine passed away peacefully at her home on May 10, 2010 surrounded by the love of her family. was predeceased Died ever She so gently in Sechelt, by on her beloved husband R. March 1, 2010. Born MarchWalter 16, 1923 in (Wally) Lomond, Alberta, youngest in 1982 and the by her sister of Delle eight siblings, rode toShe school Price inFay1989. is on her beloved Shetland pony, Sue. survived by her daughter, Linda Overholt (Michael); two After Secretarial College in Calgary, grandsons, ChristopherFay and married Steven (Amanda); two great her dashing beau, grandchildren, Jacob and Olivia in Overholt; her moving sister Jeanne Duncan, 1947. After to New in 1955, Fay worked for Smith and many niecesWestminster and nephews. Forestine was born many years for the Court Reporters, she won lifelong in Tacoma, Washington on Marchwhere 25, 1910 and the moved to respect and affection of her colleagues. Fay loved books, birds, New Westminster in 1912. She was a lifelong member of flowers and family, and she and Dunc were adventurous world Shiloh-Sixth Avenue Church of the OrderFay of kept the travellers. Although herUnited last years wereand often difficult, Eastern Star. Her oflifehumour will beright celebrated at aPredeceased memorial her cheeky sense to the end. by her daughter, Toni, in Avenue 1992 and by Dunc in 2000. Lovingly service in Shiloh-Sixth United Church, 1111 Sixth remembered daughter Sheila and son-in-law Bob Martin, Avenue, NewbyWestminster, BC V3M 2B7 on Monday, May son-in-law Phil and Corrie Alain, grandsons Shawn Alain, 17th at 2:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent Jamie (Melanie) Alain, and great-grandsons Sam and Henry to Shiloh-Sixth Avenue Church Daniela in her name at the Alain. Also by honorary grandkids: Hawkins, Mikeabove Alain, address. Martin May you Peace with love of all the Spencyre and Rest many in dear family andthe friends. Memorial Galbraith 131 – 8th Street, New many livesTea youattouched withManor, your amazing presence.

SIMPSON, Fay Lorraine (Lindsay)

Westminster, Sunday, May 16th, 2 pm. All welcome.



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PINCH, Joyce Evelyn

Passed away peacefully at home in the presence of her 2 sons and longtime friend on May 5 at 2pm. She is survived by her 2 sons, Steven and Geoff, and grandchildren Greg, Kayleigh, and Christina. She was a kind and giving person that will be lovingly remembered by her family and friends. Joyce’s Service will be held at Wesley Manor Chapel in New Westminster on May 18, 2010, her Wake on May 22, 2010. For info please call 604-5159801.

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Commercial Project Managers A medium sized BC based Mechanical company is accepting applications for Commercial Project Managers. The candidate will have 5 or more years managing full mechanical projects in the $1-5M range. Preference is given to candidates with Gold Seal Project Management Certification in the plumbing/mechanical field. Wages and benefits negotiated based on experience. Fax applications to 604-892-3070

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LIVE-IN CAREGIVER needed to care for Elderly person in Parkcrest area. Handling medication, light housekeeping & shopping duties req. Must speak english & have drivers license. 604-294-8500


Field Superintendents

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EDUCATION GARAGE SALES PETS & LIVESTOCK What’s wrong with me? That’s the question I get asked when I meet people who are having difficulty finding a job after months of searching. With all the news about the economic recovery, they wonder why, in their own job search, they’re not meeting with success. If you find yourself in this situation, there is nothing Gregg Taylor currently “wrong with you” at all. This situation can arise from a number of different factors including the following: 1) There are few jobs available in your specific career or industry niche. An increasing number of jobs may be available, but that doesn’t mean that jobs are available in your sector. 2) Job and role requirements in a sector can shift over time, meaning that although you may have qualified for and performed the job just fine in the past employers are looking for a slightly different mix of skills now. 3) Your time in your current career field is stale dated. Although you are diligently looking for work, somewhere inside you’ve realized that you’ve had enough of that kind of work. You may be doing all the ‘right’ things, but without the same enthusiasm required to make the necessary contacts or impress employers. (Your ambivalence may be showing.) The answer to this is to review your career direction and focus and adapt new strategies that will increase your chances of success. Possible strategies could include: • Broaden your geographic search • Broaden the range of industries that you approach. Are there other industries that could use some or all of your skills in a different type of job? • Have you thought about a career change? Perhaps this is the opportunity to assess your options and take steps towards making the change. • What about retraining, skills upgrading or school? You will gain momentum knowing that you are renewing your credentials and learning new skills. These are just a few career strategies to use in tough times. If you need support and help in assessing your options, assistance is available. Call 604-681-2774 for information.

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Aries March 21 - April 19: Settle into a few days of rest Sunday to noon Tuesday. Soon, you’re going to be very busy. Woo no one Sunday/Monday – love affairs started then would be short and disappointing, or long and disappointing. Romance is the main theme Tuesday eve to Thursday – and it’s complex! Illusion runs everywhere, almost like an elf; but clear, sober sight alternates. Stick with the latter. The same applies to creative and speculative ventures. Thursday night begins four weeks of travel, paperwork, details, calls, casual contacts and siblings. It starts with a major decision about work, duties.

Cancer June 21-July 22: This is a week of choices, of opposite extremes, and an attempt to reconcile or bring together competing people or ideas. The “poles” involve communications, relationships, ethics, ideas and philosophical (or religious) convictions, law, education or travel. E.g., do you travel to the next town, or to Africa? Attend college or night school? Remain “just friends” or get married? Both choices are valid. But: don’t fall in love before Tuesday dawn, and don’t fall for sexual illusion mid-week. The “casual” breeds partnership; the long, elevated, legal, international point to work luck.

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Mysteries & dark attractions give way to understanding and the light of love Thursday night onward. Don’t chase love Sunday to Wednesday: a long-term disappointment lurks. If you break up Wednesday, consider yourself lucky. Despite these dire words, mid-week finds you actually happy, flirtatious, optimistic and social! (Just forget infatuation.) Sink into rest, solitude and contemplation Thursday night to Saturday: a month of mental expansion, travel, new love and intellectual joy is just beginning. You attract attention, glances Saturday night. But hesitate about love, two more days.

Taurus April 20-May 20: Travel, paperwork, details and casual communications are slated Sunday to Tuesday. Speak carefully – beware of promising something that you have doubts about. Your money interests meet two barriers: one relates to romance, kids, home and family; the other to outside interests, friends, social factors. As the week ages, you might discern that the real problem is not money, but home versus the outside world, kids versus friends, romance versus flirtations, career. Success is yours if you combine them. Rest mid-week. Romance, pleasure bless you Friday/Saturday. A money phase begins!

Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Keep working hard through Thursday –you could take one last big step in ambitious regions Tuesday to Thursday. (Before Tuesday, work quietly, with naps.) You’ve been somewhat suspicious of others, particularly of potential (or actual) partners for over a decade. This trend will fade away after 2011, but for now – this week – be neither suspicious nor gullible, especially Wednesday. All week, financial decisions and choices face you. Choose a long-term outlook, investing, net worth, over “quick money” or mere spending. A month of flirtations, popularity and fun begins Friday!

Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: What had been opportunity turns, late week, into a month of commitment. You’ll either grab an opportunity in a way that binds you, or walk away to seek change. Either works, so follow your instincts. This entire week (and May 23) is filled with choices between competing roads, people, forces. Until Wednesday eve, much of this involves sex, finances, health or commitment. Thursday onward, the choices are “lighter” – friends or a lover, a present indulgence or plan for the future? A casual relationship or a profound one? Lover, indulgence, profundity are lucky – to a degree.

Gemini May 21-June 20: Through Thursday, you remain sequestered, tired, contemplative, quiet. But a month of such is ending. Thursday eve into the weekend you can courageously end a situation, relationship or task/burden. This will be followed by a true surge of energy, optimism and effectiveness. This upsurge might not arrive until May 23, because you struggle all this week, right into Saturday night, with a tug-o-war between home-domestic-property-securitykid-related urges and demands, and those calling you away from home, to career, prestige and ambition projects. Maybe this relates to ending something!

Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Mellow times draw to a close. Still, you’ll like this week. Sunday to noon Tuesday brings popularity, entertainment, flirtations, optimism about your future (and it’s justified!). Retreat, rest, contemplate and plan mid-week. Scan the horizon to study barriers and how to overcome them. Your energy and charisma rise Thursday night, just as a month of career, ambition, prestige relations and status situations enters. (VIPs favour you to Wednesday.) This week holds both opportunities and challenges in relationships, negotiations and dealings with strangers. You meet someone cheerful.

Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: At last, a month of hard work, boredom and health concerns ends (well, by Thursday night) – the fresh breeze of opportunity enters! Expect relationship excitement, new vistas & people, contracts & agreements, the possibility of relocation. But this week confronts you with a series of serious choices. Though others have treated you affectionately for the last few weeks, now you have to choose (Sunday/Monday) between affection (relationships generally) and ambition. Then, Tuesday/Wednesday, between affection and security or family. Then, late week, between ambition and home. Ah, well.


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May 16 - 22 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: A romantic, creative, pleasurable, sports-filled or beauty-oriented phase yields to a month of hard work and health concerns by Thursday night. But a streak of those good things will last into mid-June. (Best if romance, as the planet causing it is Venus.) Relationships, opportunities and fresh vistas confront you Sunday to Tuesday, but results are mixed. Romance with someone you met (or meet) in a group can succeed, so do casual Starbuckstype friendships and intellectual or legal affairs. But forget co-worker romance, and money’s deceptive. Mysteries mid-week. Gentle love late week! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: You’re still “confined” to home, domestic and security concerns until Thursday night. Then a month of pleasure, romance, creativity and “winning” arrives! But somehow it comes about through a deep change you make, or it accompanies this change. The smaller the change, perhaps the less of a bang this lucky month ahead will make. (I could be wrong.) The whole week presents a series of challenges or choices. Romance won’t partner with sex, creativity won’t co-operate with money, Sunday to Wednesday. DO NOT begin a love these few days. Late week, money choices. But happiness looms! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Though the weeks ahead bring a slow-down, that’s actually good news, because it ends a rather wasteful spinning of your wheels. A travel, paperwork and errand-filled trend ends Thursday night, and a quiet, deep, meaningful few weeks begin. This week presents many choices. You might face the prospect of ending or deepening a relationship early week: the outcomes are, oddly, so similar that I have no advice except this: don’t start a new love (or any) relationship before Thursday. This night to Saturday brings relationship excitement, new horizons: quiet, sober, secure ones. Hmmm. • Reading: 416-686-5014

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Condos/ Townhouses


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2 BR + Den Townhouse, rancher end unit, lrg patio, 6 appl, new roof, $419,900. 6320 - 48A Ave, Ladner. Call 604-940-8723


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CENTRAL BBY DUPLEXES, 5681-83 Camino Crt. Each side 2332 sqft, 5 BR, 3 baths, 2 kitchens, 2 w/d’s, 2 balc, Asking $538,888 ea side. 604-889-4740


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1000 sq. ft., 2BR + 2 BATHS. Located in fabulous Watercolours, an elegant concrete tower. Bright, 2 yrs young, 2 BR + nook + 2 full baths. Bathtub + walk-in shower in master bath. Huge deck (24x6’), great for BBQ’s. 2 parking spots + storage locker. Central location 15 min to North Van, 20 min to Downtown by car or transit! On a Cul-de-Sac with exercise centre, sauna/ steam room in bldg. Skytrain, daycare, mall, Starbucks, etc. nearby.

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Mobile Homes

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Okanagen/ Interior

EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $160,000 also: 1 panoramic 3 - acre parcel. Owner Financing, 250-307-2558


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BBY S. 1 BR $675 - $730, 2 BR. $895 ug prkg, hw, net, hardwood, cat ok, now/Jun 1, 604-818-1129 BACH & 1 BR, Newly Reno’d, cls to shop & transit, secured, incls heat, h/w, prkg, Start @ $675. 604-325-1385 SALISBURY PLACE 7272 Salisbury Ave Bby Highgate 1 BR incl heat & hot water. N/S & N/P. Call 604-524-4720 BBY 2BR motified wheel chair unit, rent geared to income (30% of gross monthly income) quiet family complx, NP, 604 299-8288 BBY, 4575 Grange, 1 BR Apt, nice & spac, hardwood flrs, parking, across fr Metrotown, N/s, N/p. Call Ariana 604-616-2824

BBY DELUXE 2 BR, 2 baths condo, in Bosa’s Espirt 2, hrdwd, granite, stainless. N/S. $1295 incls prkg. Avail now. Call Dirk 604-294-9263 or 604-612-9032 BBY HEIGHTS Newly Reno’d 1 BR apt. Quiet area. $750/mo. Avail now. 604-299-8885 BBY, Lougheed Mall. 1 BR corner unit, $855 incl heat & h/w. ns/np, Newly reno’d. U/grd prkg. storage, May 15/Jun 1. 604-779-3882 BBY METROTOWN, 2 BR, 18th flr, great view, incls ht, & hot wtr, enste w/d, prkg, storage, $1500. Carrol 604-862-0474 or view pics at BBY Nice 1 BR, balc, Royal Oak/ Rumble, quiet, May 15, $850 incls ht & h/w, ns/np. 604-430-5857

CENTREPOINT 2 bed 2 bath view with balcony. Right across Metrotown 1 yr old with all appl. $1950 avail now 604-617-5852


200 Westhill Place Glenayre − Port Moody

Totally reno’d 1 BR, top flr. Pool & weighroom. $850 incls heat and hot water. Quiet area. N/S & N/P.

ACD Realty 604 521-0311 pager 604 252-4424 view

COQ. 1 BR in quiet apt. $720. Nr SFU & Lough Mall. N/p. 604-721-9020. COQ. CENTRAL, 1 br incld heat, avail June 1, $780/mo, ns, np, 604-723-6907

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

office: 604 524-8174 cell: 604 813-8789 CARM-ELLE APARTMENTS

815 - 5th Ave, New West

1 BR apartment suites. Includes heat, h/w & cable. U/grd parking avail. No pets. Call 604-521-2866 or 604-619-5323


325 Casey St, Coquitlam Large 1 BR Apt, $760 incls heat, hot water, cable & secure u/grd prkg. Clean, quiet, adult oriented building. Small pets ok. View by appt.

Call 604 339-2316



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

1 BR from $775. 2 BR $950.

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

Call 604.931.6408

552 Dansey Ave, Coq



COTTONWOOD PLAZA 555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq

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

office: 604 936-1225

JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq

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

office: 604 939-8905 cell: 604 916-0261 KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.

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

Family Living WHITGIFT GARDENS 1 BR, (80% adult bldg), $750. 2 BR fr $895. 3 BR fr $1100. ●spacious apartments ●heat, h/w, prkg, indoor pool ●ball court, daycare available ●near skytrain, shopping and kids park. Sorry no pets.

604 939-0944


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1 BDR new luxury apt. nr Oak stn, w/d, cable/net, gas, gym, furn or unfurn. prkg, storage, short/long term $1300. 778-689-6821 1 BR corner unit May 1, $750. hard wood floors, share w/d, heat/ hot water incl’d, 1 yr lease. 604-980-3889 to view. 2 BEDROOM Suite available in a quiet building for June 1, 2010. Includes insuite laundry and 1 parking stall. Please call 778-891-8772 to set a time to view the suite.



PORT COQ, brand new 3 BR Apt., 2 full baths, sec u/g prkg, in ste laundry, all brand new appls incls micro wave, N/s, N/p, avail June 1, $1500/mo. 604-464-5973 POCO 2 BR, 2 level, $775/mo, quiet-family complex, no pets, Call 604-464-0034.

Middlegate Manor By Highgate Mall in Burnaby

1 BR $780 and 2 BR $950. Spacious, modern, clean quiet bldg. Rent incl heat, hot water, basic cable & prkg. Cats ok.

Call Dan 604 728-2086

AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq

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

CANTERBURY COURT Fifth Ave, New West 1 BR $715. 2 BR $895. Lrg, bright, well maint bldg. Rent includes heat, hot water & cable. N/P. Central New West.

CALL 604 519-1095 Professionally Managed by Colliers International



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

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

220 7th St, New West 1 BR $700. 2 BR $850. Rent incls heat & hot water, reno’d suites with big patios. By shops, banks, skytrain & college. U/grd prkg available. Call 604 519-1382 Managed by Colliers International


The Record • Saturday, May 15, 2010 • A25 To place your ad call




NEW WEST 2 bdrm/2 bath & den condo, large balcony, quiet bldg, 5 appl. 1 block Supperton skytrain. N/S, N/P. $1120/mo. Ref & proof income req. Avail now. Call 778-554-6947 after 7pm & wknds.

NEW WEST. Reno’d Bach & 1 BR apt suites. From $675-$785/mo. Avail now. Ns/np. 604-724-8353

VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West

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


GARDEN VILLA 1010 6th Ave, New West

1 BR & 2 BR Available. Beautiful atrium with fountain. By shops, college & transit. Pets negotiable. Ref required.



St Andrews Street 1 BR Apt, Large balcony, updated, nr transit & amens, available May 1, small pet ok with pet deposit.

Call 604-540-9300

Adult friendly building. Inste laundry, visual intercom, gated parking. Near shops & bus. No pets. Includes hotwater & storage.

Call 604-306-3909

50% OFF 1st month’s rent


$ $799 11Bdrm from Bdrm 820 $ 959 2Include Bdrms from heat, hot water,

50% OFF 1st month for 2 bdrm suites

D/W, gym & visual intercom. Include heat, hot water, U/G parking & storage avail. D/W, gym & visual intercom. U/GNear parking & storage avail. transit/Skytrain Near&transit/Skytrain shopping. & shopping. Follow Call us onfor details.

778-783-0243 RENTALS 778-783-0258


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

604 420-5636

NEW & RENO’D APARTMENTS 7155 Hall Road, Surrey (King George & 72 Avenue) SURREY • NEWTON

★ Move in Bonus ★ Large 1 BR & 2 BR New building has electric heat, wood laminate floors & carpet. Some 1 BR have electric f/p. Close to wave pool, arena and rec centre. Quiet Pets Welcome.

Call 604 596-5643


Surrey Gardens Apartments for your new one bedroom home It’s time to discover

Owner Managed Sorry, No Pets

Call for details! 604-589-7040


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

ROTARY TOWER 25 Clute St, New West

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


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

office: 604 463-0857 cell: 604 375-1768 St. Andrews Court

Refreshingly Clean Meticulously Maintained

910 St. Andrews Street, New Westminster Bach fr $700. Lrg 1 BR fr $750 Rent includes heat. Reno’d, new paint, hardwood floors. Cat ok. Seniors special.

Danny 604 728-2086

SUNSET PARK 5870 Sunset Street



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

BONSOR APTS Renovated high rise, Penthouse, 1 BR & 2 BR available, concrete building. Very close to Metrotown, skytrain & Bonsor swimming pool. Rent includes heat, hot water. Reference required.

Contact Natalie 778-230-9037 or


Top Athletes called them home and you can too. Studio, 1 & 2 Bdrm Suites stylishly designed with 7 appliances , radiant heat, Club Millennium amenities ready June 1. 604-694-6157 |

Vacation Spots

CULTUS LAKE − Lindell Beach 2 BR, slps 6, kitch, pool/jacuzzi, bbq, golf, etc. 604-534-6714



Bayside Property Services Ltd., Office: 604-432-7774 for more info & to view

Surrey City Centre NEW Two bedroom condos in the Quattro, S.S.Appliances, granite counter tops, large patio, W&D, gym, playground, sec. prkg & storage, walk to shops & bus & sky train Avail.Now $1100 N/S N/P Call Cindy to View! 604-807-1105 Sutton Group Email: homesforlease@ for a full list of rentals available or call Cindy at 604-807-1105.


WIT’S END HOUSING CO-OP 1592 S.W. Marine Dr, Vanc. Now accepting applications for 3 BR, $1059 + utils. Share purchase $1800. By all amens. Sorry no dogs allowed. To apply please email:

Queens Avenue 136 10th St, New West

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

Email for application



BEAUTIFUL 3 bdrm on acreage, Fam room & den, approx 1500sf w/d, d/w, lg sundeck, workshop, pets ok. Lots of pkg. Lease, June 1, $1600. East of Mission. 604-726-1939



METROTOWN 12,000 s.f. secured garage with 34 ft. height 2,000/mth incl. utilities + interior spaces avail PLEASE CALL NATALIE 778-230-9037


Houses - Rent

COQ/BBY, near Lougheed Mall/ bus/park/skytrain, 5 BR hse, 2 full baths, 2 kitchens, f/p. NS, Ref. Avail Jun 1. 604-785-1699

Shared Accommodation


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR bsmnt suite, $850 mth. New West nr 22nd St Skytrain. n/s, n/p. June 1. 604-374-4281 2 BDRM bsmt ste, Nr shop Avail Immed, quiet, very cln, $850 inc. w/d, N/S, no pets. 604-420-1077 BBY 1 St/12 Ave, reno’d 1 BR grd lev, hw flrs, shared w/d, $700 incl utils. N/S & N/P. 604 761-9709 BBY 2 BR g/lvl ste, n/s, n/p, $800 incls utils, nr Metrotown, no w/d, Avail Immed. 604-434-1422

BBY BOUNDARY/49TH, 1 BR bsmt, 850sf, private entry, $725 incls utils & w/d. Avail June 1. N/P & N/S. Call 604-434-7023 BBY, CANADA WAY. New 1 BR bsmt, sep liv rm & kit, Nr schl, bus & shops. ns/np. 778-881-4101 BBY CARIBOO, 2 BR bsmt , sh’d W/D, NS/NP $800 incls utls. Now 604-525-6283 or 604-838-6736 BBY EAST, 2 BR bsmt, nr L’heed Mall, N/P, N/S, NO lndry, $850 incl utils. Immed. 604-526-1245

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town, close to shops & schools................ $888/M VANCOUVER – 558 Taylor St, 1 bdrm + den, 2 level TOWNHOME, nr GM Place, 1.5% Finance $988/M

PITT MEADOWS -11860 Springdale Dr. 4 Bdrm, 3 Bath FAMILY HOUSE Appliances, huge family room, f/p, fully fenced back yard, garage, close to West Coast Express, Schools & shops..............$1988/M CLOVERDALE – 6965 - 192nd St, 6 bdrms, 5 baths NEW HOUSE with 3 suites + BIG income potential, all new appliance, w/d, f/p ....$2,688/M Call Kristen 604 435-5555 or 786-4663

BBY, EDMONDS. 2 BR, f/bath. Priv w/d. Ns/np. $900 incl hydro. 604-523-6488 or 604-512-4423 BBY Edmonds area, 1 BR bsmt, $800 incls utils & appls. 700 sf, Av now. Refs. ns/np. 604-936-0630 BBY HEIGHTS New 1 BR ste, Furn’d/unfurn’d, Avail now. $760 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-657-4014

BBY HOSPITAL area. Updated 1 BR. Shared W/D. $760 incls utils. NS/NP. Jun 1. 604-433-4714 BBY METROTOWN 3 BR g/lvl ste, nr skytrain & schls, n/p, n/s, $1200 incls hydro. 604-435-8099 BBY, METROTOWN. New 1 BR, f/bath. Sh’d w/d. Ns/np. $800/mo incl hydro. Immed. 604-377-8687

Miscellaneous Rentals

BBY NORTH 1 BR, fully furnished, share w/d. Avail iImmed. $725 incls utils. N/S, N/P & Suits 1 person. 604 420-1675


BBY NORTH Newer 1 BR bsmt, full bath, w/d, alarm. $825 incls utils. Avail immed. Great Location. N/S & N/P. 604 970-5475

New Westminster CALL 604 723-8215 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES



BBY, N. Room with sh’d w/d, bath & kitch. Near Lough Mall, SFU & Skytrain. $460/mo incl hydro/cbl/ net. Ns/np. June 1. 604-438-7341


BBY PARKCREST 1 BR bach g/l bright, partly furn, backyard, view, $700 incl util, June 1, n/s, n/p, nr skytrain, Suits 1. 604-294-8500 BBY ROYAL Oak / Rumble. New 1 BR grnd lev ste. $700 Incls utls/cable. N/S, N/P. Avail now. 604-375-4261 BBY SOUTH upper 2 br + den 2,000sf ste, w/d, d/w, lge deck, sec pkng, nr bus/schls/5 mins to Metro Twn. N/S, n/p. $1350 + 1/3 utils. Avail June 1. 604-728-0377

NEW WEST, Moody Park. 1 BR, upper flr. 550 sf. Large deck. Sh’d laundry. Ns/np. $725/mo incl hydro/cable. Immed. 604-834-8937

NORTHSIDE POCO, newer 1bdrm bsmt, near schools and shopping. include util, available June 1st, $700/mth n/s n/p 604-941- 6843


NWest, McBride/8th, 1 BR bsmt ste in duplex. June 1. NS/NP. $550 incls utils. 604-524-0701

2 BR townhouse 3 BR, 1.5 bath, townhse

POCO Lougheed/Prairie, New 1 BR glv ste, 5 appls, inste w/d, $750 + shrd util/cbl, avail Now, NS/NP, Stan 604-313-8764 POCO, LOWER Maryhill, 1 BR and den. $625 incls utils, cable, net, shared laundry. 1 small pet ok & n/s. Call 604-945-0333 POCO MARYHILL Bright 2 BR, full bath, utils incls, small pet ok, n/s, $1100, w/d, 604-329-2783

PORT MOODY Newport, Ioco Rd, 3 BR grnd lev, own W/D, f/p, storage, 2 prkg. July 1. $1075 + sh’d utls. NS/NP. 604-461-4712

PT MDY. Bright 1 BR. Gas f/p, priv w/d. $800/mo incls all utils. Absolutely ns/np. 604-936-4815


Alarm Services

ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.



Sorry no pets.

Call 604 942-2012 WOODLAND PARK

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

Contact 604 939-0221

Warehouse/ Commercial

COQ, Office Space for Rent, $1000/mo, 810sf + mezz, nr Port Mann Bridge. 604-464-7590



PROFESSIONAL CLEANING Service, Supplies provided, Green Clean avail. Building Serv Worker Certified. 604-751-1031 RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL CLEANING, 7 yrs exp. Lic & Bonded. Call 778-245-8016 TOP CLEANING SERVICES 778-565-6000


Computer Services

Computer REPAIR: PC, Internet, Network, home/office reg maint. Sr’s Disc. Simon • 604-999-0815


Blinds & Draperies

WINDOW BLINDS SALES & SERVICES All Blinds up to 75% Off Best Deal on 2” Fauxwood • Repairs & Cleaning Free Estimates & Installation



DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Prompt, Professional, Family run 40+yrs. Seniors % 604 240-3408



Call Joseph @ Metro Decor




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



EXP CLEANING ladies avail 7 days/wk. Bonded. Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond 604-928-0025

Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

COQ CENTRE 3 BR bsmt ste, 3 appls, A/C, prkg, $1250 + sh’d utls. Av now. N/S. 604-649-6668

Exp. Reliable European Cleaning, Move In or Out, Res/ Comm★ Call 604 760-7702 ★

COQ Maillardville, Upper 3 BR, 2 bath, 5 appls, incls cable & internet. Avail Jun 1. $1250 + hyrdo. N/S. Cat ok. 604-831-2225

2 levels, 5 appls, carport.


COQ, Burke Mtn. 3 BR upper flr. Priv w/d. N/s, pet ok. $1,400/mo incl hydro. Immed. 604-908-7231

COQ, North Rd. Furnished 1 BR in house. Females only. $475/mo incl util. N/s, N/p. 604-939-6242


(Coquitlam Centre area)


Shared Accommodation

COQ CTR: 1 BR g/l, 900sf, d/w, share w/d. $750 incls ht & hyd, June 1, N/s, Sm dog ok. 941-0369

PITT MEADOWS 3 BR T/H, quiet family complex, Rent geared to income, n/p, 604-465-4851 POCO 2 BR T/H, $815/mo, quitefamily complex, no pets. Call 604-464-0034.

COQ 2BR Reno G/L Own W/D Alarm f/bath f/p $950 incl.ultil & net n/s n/p June 1, 604-728-1638

COQ, Near Douglas College. 1 BR & own bath. Female only. Family home. $495 incls utls & cable. NS/NP. 778-858-9347

Townhouses Rent

NEW WEST Nr RCH, 2 BR bsmt ste, $850/mo incls hydro, heat & hot water, shared w/d. Avail immed. N/S & N/P. 604 526-1827

#1 QUALITY Cleaning Service Homes & Business. Senior Disc. Low Rates. 604 724-8998



2 BR 2 bth, Walnut Grove, newer end unit, dbl garage, $1450 pool, gym ns np immed. 604-837-4015

BBY, MIDDLEGATE. Bright 1 BR. Ns/Np, No w/d. $650/mo incl hydro/cbl, June 1. 604-522-6773

BBY N, lrg reno’d 2 BR, 1100 sf, lrg deck, nice yrd, nr SFU. $1250 incls utils. Immed. 778-329-5774


Suites/Partial Houses

BBY EDMONDS 1 BR g/l, full bath, $675 incl util, no w/d. Avail Now. N/S & N/P. 604-777-2426

BBY HGTS 2 BR main flr, $900 incls utils, cable & w/d. Avail Now. N/S, N/P. 604 294-4675 POCO, Riverwood Gate. 3 BR + den. Gas f/p, 7 appl, large sundeck, double attached garage, f/yard, veggie garden. Near bus, shops & schools. $1800/mo + util. Ns/np. June 1st. 604-762-1900


New Westminster

ROOMMATE TO Share Condo, 1Br $500 incls utils, n/s, n/p, Avail Immed. 604-521-1963


NEW WEST Bach, 1 BR & 2BR starting at $650 avail June 1st. Quay Pacific Property Mgmt Ltd 604-521-0876 ext 29


2 BDRM Garden Apt.


J & S CLEANING. Res/Comm. Move in / move out. 15% seniors’ discount. 5 years exp. Reliable & guaranteed work. Free estimates. 778-998-9127 or 778-239-9609

MONARCH GARAGE DOORS Installations, repairs and parts. Free estimates. 604-825-0220



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

DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-294-5300 Mia Casa − Drain Tile/Sewer Line Water Line Repairs / Replacement & Cleaning. Vince 604-941-6060, Al 604-783-3142

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

Floor Covering

CERAMIC TILING by prof, 25 yrs exp, qual work at reas rates. F/place & h/w flrs. 604-618-2717


Floor Refinishing

604-916-7729 JEFF

VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208


Artistry of Hardwood Floors

Prof. refinish, sanding from $2. installs. Dustless 604-219-6944 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508


The current choice serving the Lower Mainland for more than 15 years. All Kinds of Work and Reasonable Rates.



Max: 604-341-6059

Lic. 22308

Nuphase Electric #103543 Insured, bonded, lic. electrical contractor. Installation, trouble shooting, service of electrical products. Res. & Comm. bldg. Guar work. Loves small jobs. Seniors Discount. 604-783-4533 CHARLIE’S ELECTRIC Co. #94835 all electric needs, reas rates bonded WCB 778-888-4528 NEW WEST ELECTRIC Lic 94644 Rewiring & Service & Upgrades Free Est. 604-724-7381 24/7 Res & Comm. 40yrs exp. 1 stop! Reas. Rates! 778-988-9493. Reg.97222 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 EXCAVATOR MINI & 13 Ton excavator, Trucking, Bin service , Bobcat track loader we do it all give us a call. Since 1986 VANCON 604-818-5411





• Retaining Walls • Interlocking Paving Stones • Patios • Walkways • Driveways • Sod • Topsoil • Sand • Gravel • River Rock • Bark Mulch

FENCING & WOODWORKING Arbours • Pergolas • Bridges Certified by The National Concrete Masonry Association

CHRIS SPRUSTON 604-908-1258 ★ AMAZING TOUCH LAND’G ★ Paving, retaining walls, turfing, planting. Call 604-889-4083 FULL LANDSCAPING & yard work. Rock walls, paving stones, concrete walkways, Allan block, fencing, new lawns, ponds & stairs. Reas rates 604-985-8270

Contact us today for a free estimate. Licensed & Bonded


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


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


Lawn & Garden


Garden Rototilling

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

Licenced for lawn Chaffer Beetle treatment. Tree services, stump grinding, lawn aeration, reseeding, lawn and garden installations.

Established 1963

Call: 778-885-6488



(since 1968) 4", 5" & 6 " continuous gutters Vinyl & aluminium siding soffits Install repairs & cleaning. Free Estimates 604 874-8158 Check us out with the BBB

PRESSURE WASHING, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs Call George 778-859-7793 Steve’s Gutter Cleaning from $98. Repairs & power wash avail. Prompt. 604-524-0667, 782-5085




• Residential and Commercial Lawn Maintenance • Power Raking • Yard Cleanup • Lawn Repairs • Gardening • Hedge Trimming • Tree Pruning • Building Projects

604-878-5232 SINCE 1997

* Level Tile & Flooring * Tile - Hardwood - Carpet - Vinyl



604.568.TILE (8453)


Retaining walls, facing, cultured stone.



Home Services

BE COOL! Talk to Someone You Trust.


•Overhead Doors •Overhead Doors •Demolition & •Demolition Rubbish Removal & Rubbish Removal •Pressure Washing & Gutter Cleaning Washing •Pressure •Landscaping & Lawn & Gutter Cleaning Care Landscaping • • Painting Interior Royal & Lawn Care & Exterior •Fence Building/Repair City •Crime Scene •Crime Scene Cleanup contracting Cleanup


Moving & Storage


Lawn Maintenance Power Raking Moss Control Trimming Spring Cleanup Call for our SPRING SPECIALS 604-589-8527 604-771-4636

Moving • Storage • Deliveries Local & Long Distance Movers Residential • Commercial Industrial

604-875-9072, 604-873-5292

Able Boys Landscaping Ltd. bobcat/lawn/cedar fence/paving stones, trim trees. 604-377-3107

Blinds & Draperies

PERFECT FABRICS • 1,000+ unique patterns!

Ideal for designer homes! European, high quality, professional home decorative fabrics and unique accessories. Environmentally friendly fabrics, custom designs, garden-style collections, children’s prints and much more. International quality certification. All fabrics are 300cm wide, with firewall, antibacterial, antistatic and odor remover. By appointment, call:

604-565-2424 ●

604-708-8850 WILDWOOD LANDSCAPING Hedge Trimmimg & Tree Pruning & Hedge Removal Spring Clean Up Chaffer Control & Lawn Restoration. Comm/Strata/Res Aerating & Power Raking. Free Estimates. 604-893-5745


1, 3, 5 or 7 Ton



From Been in business for over 10 years Packing, Office & Piano moving specialist


A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, garden, tree svcs. Pruning, yard clean-up, rubbish. 319-5302 CHAU LE GARDENING yard, clean up, lawn maint. trimming, shrubs, hedging, pruning, power raking 604-782-5288 LAWN CARE, Power Raking, Hedge Trimming & Pruning, Free Estimate. 604-339-6781 Lawn Cut, Garden Design Hedge/Lawn Power Rake/ Aerate Quality/Low$. 778 241-9706

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance Moves Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 $30 P/HR. Abe Moving & Delivery & Rubbish Removal. ★ Available 24 hours. Abe at: 604-999-6020 AAA ADVANCE MOVING Experts in all kinds of Moving, Storage & Packing. Different from the Rest. 604-861-8885


Oil Tank Removal

STORMWORKS Oil Tank Removal Recommended Insured Reasonable Rates 604-724-3670

Painting/ Wallpaper


CANSTAR PAINTING The Quality You Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ EXCELLENT PRICES ★ Free Est./Written Guarantee

No Hassle Quick Work Insured/WCB


604-783-6454 Vancouver 604-377-2503


Seniors 15% Disc • 27 Yrs Exp. • BBB Member WCB • 5 Year Guarantee • Free Est. Refs.

604 432-1857


604 773-7811

CareCoat Painting & Restoration Comm & Res. Interior & Exterior Free Est. ★ 778-839-3213


Drywall Repair Repaint Texture Ceilings,Trim, Doors, Frames, Cabinets Walls & Floors, Colour Selection…etc. Special rates for ongoing maintenance painting.

RUDI 604-939-0697 or 778-838-2666

DENALI PAINTING − Int. & Ext. Reliable, Insured, WCB. Free Est Reasonable Rates. 778 320-4438 EXTERIOR / INTERIOR Painting Spray or by hand. 30 yrs exp. Free Est. 604 521-1567 Good Day Painting Fully Insured, Quality Work, Res/Comm, No Payment till Job is Completed! Call Thomas 604 377-1338 I LOVE MY HOME RENOVATIONS LTD Interior/exterior painting, power washing, tiling. Fully insured. Free estimates. Quality work guaranteed! 15% off with this coupon! Call James: 604-808-4288

Paving/Seal Coating

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




Big Boss Mechanical

PLUMBING & DRAINAGE Renovations Big or Small. Water Lines without Digging Broken Water Mains & Sewer Mains. Hot water Tanks, Plugged Drains, Toilets, Tubs, Leaky Faucets & Broken Pipes.

★ Good Quality Service ★ Fully Licenced & WCB.

• Professional Exterior & Interior • Protective Coatings (epoxies-elastomerics) • Water Proofing Sealers • Pressure Wash • Wallpapering


High end workmanship Award winning homes

Painting and Wallpaper Interior/Exterior • Fully Insured

Call Anthony, 604-836-9847


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

604 729-3864 778 928-9839


Drainage & Plumbing Inc. Drain Tiles, Main Sewer Lines, Underground Video Inspection, Kitchen & Bathroom Sinks & Tubs, Plugged Drains, Toilets, Excavation Service, Broken Water Mains & Pipes, Dripping Taps

604-618-4988 778-836-5940


PLUMBER INC. “Everyday Low Prices 7 Days/Week”

8Plumbing 8Drain Cleaning 8Hot Water Tank Specials 8Seniors Discounts

For All Your Plumbing Needs




Edgemont Building Maintenance • Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning

604-420-4800 Established 1963

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

Residential & Strata Prompt Service. WCB Insured

604 936-2808


Residential, Commercial,Apartments

Power Washing

T&H PAINTING. Int/Ext, Res/ Comm, Free Estimates, Quality Work, Guaranteed 778-316-7709

Kraft Painting & Decorating


Grant’s Home Maintenance

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

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

FUTUR GRAFFITI SOLUTIONS, Power Washing & Graffiti Removal. Hot/Cold Water. 604-420-2848 Non-Toxic Cleaning Co. Roofs decks, moss, algae, black mold, dirt, grime & more! 604-787-0437 PRESSURE WASHING, siding, gutters, tile, roof, treat moss. Gill, 604-897-4204, 604-599-4204


Renovations & Home Improvement



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

Call Bill


Total Renos, Additions Build New Homes Kitchens, baths, drywall, painting, new garage, roofs, decks, driveways - asphalt, concrete or pavers, drain tiles, landscaping, excavating 604-985-8270

DLR CARPENTRY Framing Renovations Additions New Construction CALL 604-728-5685 M&S HANDYMAN

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


All Work Guaranteed

MATCO DESIGN Renovations Additions

Quality Work * Ref’s avail

604-720-1564 Save Your Dollars

RenoRite 604-781-7695



Kitchens, baths, tiles, flooring, painting, plumbing, electrical. Commercial or Residential Quality Work Guaranteed 20 Years Exp. Free Estimates! Small Jobs Welcome!


Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS


J.van den Akker

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

#1 MOVING EXPERIENCE WITH L & D ENTERPRISES !!! Fast & Dependable Special Rates Seniors Disc. Call 604 464-5872

Also Special Truck for Clean-Ups Garage • Basement • Backyard

Painting/ Wallpaper


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


D & J GardenScape ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Moving & Storage


ext 213 24 HOURS 1-800-4-MY-HOME • (1-800-469-4663)

• Includes all Taxes • Licenced & Insured • Efficient & Reliable

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

Golden Hardwood & Laminate Prof intall, refinishing, sanding, and repairs. 778-858-7263


Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $50 ~

Floor Covering

40% OFF ALL OVERSTOCK ITEMS FREE grout on all tile work




ACE HANDYMAN SERVICE Pressure washing, rubbish removal, painting, lawncare, small home repairs. Joe, 604-657-0346


T. TRAN-604-723-2468 , pruning, lawn cuts, power raking, aerate, cleanup, re-seed, weeding, new soil top.. Reliable.


6x8 Fence Panels from $27, Siding, Decking, Roofing, Shed, Split Rail etc... We Install Cedar Fencing Free Estimates − Call Today

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

Lawn & Garden

Free Est 604-779-6978

Timberland Forest Products

7753 Edmonds St, Burnaby Call 604 520-7792




To place your ad call


Painting Contractor & Crew Quality Craftsmanship Reasonable Rates Free Estimate



Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-294-5300 LICENSED PLUMBER & Gasfitter. BBQs, ranges, etc. Repairs, renos. VISA ok. 604-830-6617 PACIFIC ACE PLUMBING INC. •Repairs •Installation •Insured Free Est. Call • 778-836-8835

A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936 Carpenter, Fencing, decks, concrete, form work, retaining walls, garages, windows. 604-338-9272

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Renovations & Home Improvement





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

FREE ESTIMATES top quality, affordable prices, res/comm, reno & repairs. Bob 604-720-2911 JKB CONSTRUCTION LTD. HOME RENOVATIONS


Moon Const Building Services. Specialize in Concrete, Forming & Framing. Call Patrick 218-3064 PRP RENOVATIONS. Kitchens, baths, tiling, flooring, painting, plumbing, gutters 604-764-0399 RENOS & DECKS Bathrooms, basements, int/ext home repair. 604 376 3192 REPAIRS or REPLACE: Decks, Stairs, Doors, Sidewalks, Siding. Call Barney 604-526-4061


Roofing Quality work by Qualified Professionals.

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

(604) 299-8131

•Residential Roofing •Siding and Window Installations •Aluminum Awnings and Railings •Rain Gutter Replacements •Drainage Installations and Repairs Member BBB - Member RCABC Full Liability Coverage and WCB Designated Project Managers and Third Party Inspections

Call 604-327-3086 for a free estimate Quote code 1969 for a 5% discount Specializing in Torch-on new & reroofing, asphalt shingles, cedar shake & tar & gravel conversions.


Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd. 10% Discount: Re-Roof, Repair, Gutter. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 Titan Roofing Services Gov’t cert journeymen. 30 yrs exp Solutions to your roofing needs. 604-788-4125 or 778-886-9463


Rubbish Removal


ALL JUNK - remove for res. & Comm. Free est. 7days/wk. $15off. w/ad. 604-537-8523

Asphalt & Torch On Carports ★ Garages ★ Vancouver

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

Reroofing & Repair

Auto Miscellaneous

NEED A VEHICLE? Need cash? Up to $10,000. cash back! Guaranteed approvals! Over 400 vehicles to choose from. Call Will or Ashley today! 1-888-289-8935.


Collectibles & Classics

1950 FARGO Pick-up, unbelievable original, no rust, 31,000 org mi, $6500 obo 604-985-3086


ALL JUNK ★ ★ ★ ★

Rubbish Removal Residential & Commercial We do almost anything Free Estimates 7 days a week ★ No body beats our price. ★ $15.00 off with this ad

604-537-8523 LOW COST ® Rubbish Removal

*Green Earth Friendly Products* Roofs, Gutters, Decks, Driveways, Boats, Sidewalks, Rock Walls, Windows SPACE BOOKING Permanent Solutions to Kill & Clean: For: TOP • Moss •CLEANING Dirth & Grime • Black • Mold Algae Rep: LHunter We Help Realtors Sell Homes Faster Ad#: 1231634

Homeowners Stratas Commercial & Residential Property Managers Save $$$



Rubbish Removal

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

Isaac ★ 604-727-5232

Student Works Disposal & Recycling

Trips to the dumps start at


Call anytime

★ASK DISCOUNT RUBBISH★ Best Prices, Yard, House/Const, Demo. 7 days Ray, 604-727-6153


Collectibles & Classics

1978 MERCURY Zeph sed optional Ford rally pack, 302 auto, 62 K $1500 obo 604-985-3086



1985 PONTIAC Bonneville, 4 dr 92K, V8 auto, collector plates, used for tv $2995, 604-872-5993 2005 PONTIAC Pursuit, blue, 5 spd, 56 K, 4 dr, gd cond, moving, must sell $4,500. 778-340-0728


Luxury Cars

$5999 PRICED to sell quickly! 2000 Volvo S80 T6 4 Dr sedan, leather and luxury through out, 200k kms, no accdts, grt cond, new nokian snow tires (6 total) . Squamish, 604-898-1069.


RENT A MAN Rubbish Removal Services For all your cleanup needs!! ★Call 604-505-7334★ RUBBISH REMOVAL. Will remove unwanted stuff-spring clean your garage and back yard of that unsightly junk. 604-219-3035

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

Need Motorcycle Insurance? Call 310-2345 or visit

No Wheels No Problem

$50-$150 FULL TRUCK LOADS Rubbish & Lawn & Garden Work fast service Patrick 604 808-1652



J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. Residential / Commercial. 604-761-6079



★ Joseph’s Quality Tiles ★ Tile Installation & Supplies. Joe 604-518-0068 or 604-719-2212


Scrap Car Removal


Sports & Imports

THE SOIL MAN You Call We haul! Top soil, Mulch, Planter/hanging basket mix, Pots, Lawn dressing, Garden soil, Superior mix. Any Size orders. Great Prices. 604-889-2925


Tree Services


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

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



Sports & Imports


604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC E

1997 HONDA CRV blk, 176 k, ac abs, auto, AWD, pwr pkg, alarm, 1 owner $5800. 604-987-0520

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

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2004 GMC SIERRA 3/4 SLE 4x4, 160km, loaded, good cond. $14,000, obo. call 604-880-0613

2000 MAZDA PROTEGE. silver. 142,000 kms. auto, electric mirrors, windows, sunroof, ABS, Alloy wheels, Cruise Control. No accidents. Full service history avail. $5000. 778-991-8676 2002 BMW330I pre spt pkg 5speed silver 88K no accident exc cond $13,999. 604-905-1092

2006 HONDA Civic DX Coupe $11,999. Auto, PWR Locks & Windows, heated mirrors, digital dash, 4 new tires, new brakes, Honda Serviced. NO Accidents. 100k. Great on gas, many extras. Coq. Call ★ 604-868-3128

2008 TOYOTA Yaris 4 dr sedan auto, pwr pkg, 31 k, 4 snows, like new. $11,500 604-990-0851 NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? 604-341-7738



Family Owned & Operated

(604) 209-2026 2006 NISSAN Pathfinder LE, f/l, gray, lthr heated seats, s/roof, local, 1 owner, no accidents. 140ks, $17,798. 604-561-5818

for Full-Size Complete Vehicles. Free Removal! 2-Hr. Service in Most Areas

Call 778-316-3217

★ FREE TOWING ★ up to $300 CASH Today!

604-728-1965 John

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


Window Cleaning

Edgemont Building Maintenance • Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning

604-420-4800 Established 1963

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




HOUR 2Service From Call

Pays $150 minimum

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



Sports & Imports

1990 HONDA Accord, 4 dr, auto, 246 K, good cond $1500 obo. 604-924-9621 after 5pm or lv msg

2002 MERCEDES C230 Coupe 141kms Purchased and serviced at Mercedes-Benz North Shore $10,800. 604-926-4233

2004 VOLVO v70-T5-5spd, 101,000km, 1 owner, blk on blk leather, loaded, like new-no accid, $17,900 604-922-8081

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 Insurance is sold through BCAA Insurance Agency and underwritten by Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada.


Tree Services

To place your ad call


Removal FREEScrap/Car

For all your landscaping needs • Topsoil • Gravel • Sand • Bark Mulch • Lava Rocks • Fruit Trees & Plants • Mushroom Manure • Cedar & Texus Yew Trees




Luxury Cars

1999 BMW 740IL, auto, black, 149000km, halo xenon, perfect condition, $8888. 778-322-3598

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


Scrap Car Removal

Top Soil

4838 Byrne Rd., Burnaby

John 778-288-8009 A North West Roofing Specialist in Re-Roofing & Repair, Free Est 10% disc, BBB, WCB, Liability Insured. Jag 778-892-1530


DISPOSAL BINS 10 - 40 yard bins. Lowest rates! 604-306-8599

With 17 cubic yard trucks

9129 1970 MGB GT. Collector plates, new clutch, excellent driver $7500. 604-980-7250.

$50-$150 a load. Yard Clean up. Bby & New West only

BIG & Small Rubbish Removal. Any kind of junk & yard clean-up. Ben 604-218-8562/778-896-9007





Alive & still roofing after 50 years!! RCABC Certified Roofers. BILL the Roofer • 604-522-8516



Call 604.787.0437

Alin Maintenance Services •Roof •Chimney •Skylight; Repairs •All Leak Problems! 604-319-2229

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New Westminster

Heritage Homes Tour & Tea 2010 Sunday, May 30, 2010 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You won’t want to miss this year’s outstanding line-up of beautiful homes, from early 1900s’ restorations to a recently updated 1950s’ modern classic.

Where the money goes?

Funds raised go to preserve and protect our heritage as well as to enhance our communities. In 2010, funds from ticket sales are donated to: • The New Westminster Heritage Foundation, a non-profit society co-funded by the City of New Westminster to financially assist owners of municipally designated heritage homes.The Foundation’s goal is to encourage voluntary municipal heritage designation and to assist homeowners in their restoration efforts through the Foundation’s house grants program. • Tourism New Westminster, to support publication of the Historic New Westminster Walking Tour brochure. • Queen’s Park Healthcare Foundation, dedicated to the highest standard of care for Queen’s Park Care Centre residents, patients and clients.

B. 506 Seventh Avenue A. 1320 Seventh Avenue The Martin and Fannie O’Malley St. Aidan’s Church (1910) Celebrating a century House (1927) (The Mercer Cottage)

of service is this lovely Presbyterian Church in New Westminster’s West End. Although the originally wood-clad St. Aidan’s is now stuccoed (similar to many older churches in the city that wanted to reduce exterior maintenance costs), it still boasts a fine selection of well-preserved original stained glass windows that highlight some of the church’s benefactors over the years, including W.J. Malcom, one of the church’s first elders who was instrumental in having the church built on this site. St Aidan’s was the home of a drama group of the Young People’s Society known as the Unity Club,which developed into the present day Vagabond Players who are now based at the Bernie Legge Theatre in Queen’s Park. In 2000, St. Aidan’s won the “Institutional Award” for the best lighting display as part of the city’s Millennium year celebrations. The congregation plans a variety of displays and interactive events so please drop by to wish them a happy birthday.

This charming cottage in the Brow of the Hill neighbourhood is hidden behind a row of mature shrubbery and may be overlooked on first glance. However, its place in local history cannot be ignored.It has connections to the Mercer family who travelled from Newfoundland to settle in the Brow of the Hill neighbourhood at the turn of the century.The main Mercer family home is located at 227 Ninth Street which has been on tour several times. It was built in 1927 by B.C. Electric motorman Martin Godfrey O’Malley for his bride Fannie Gertrude Mercer.The two wed in 1929 and called this cottage home for almost two decades. Martin died in 1948 and Fannie in 1987. Fannie’s sister Clara Mercer lived with her widowed sister for several years before Fannie passed away and Clara herself went into care. The current owners took on a massive project of cleaning, restoring and mechanically updating the “Mercer

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Tickets are $35, NWHPS Members $30 Tickets are on sale at these locations: Westminster Savings Credit Union New Westminster Community Branch 601 Sixth Street 604 517-0100 GardenWorks at Mandeville 4746 SE Marine Drive Burnaby 604 434-4111 GardenWorks at North Burnaby 6250 Lougheed Highway Burnaby 604 299-0621 Royal City Colours 700 12th Street New Westminster 604 521-5209 Irving House Museum Office 302 Royal Ave. New Westminster 604 527-4640 Cadeaux Gifts & Home Embellishments 467 East Columbia Street New Westminster Cottage” as the local residents came to call the house. The kitchen needed immediate attention and the owners have created a modern kitchen that respects the past with new wood cabinetry that in large part mirrors the original layout of the room. A built-in seating area was removed long ago. The original pass-through from the kitchen to the dining room has been retained as a glass curio cabinet. Behind the kitchen is a sun porch/laundry area that was added in 1942. This porch overlooks the backyard that has been designed to accommodate the canine residents of the home. The owners, however, have also created a private oasis for the rest of the family with a side deck off the kitchen perfect for summer entertaining.

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C. 431 Fourth Street Georgina and William Spalding House (1890) In 1890, Georgina Charlotte and William H. Falding were the first owners of this lovely Queen Anne-style cottage in what was then a mainly rural Queen’s Park neighbourhood. In 1929, George Gray—a steamroller driver for the city—and his wife Olga bought the property. It remained in their family until 1982, when the Heritage Preservation Society purchased it.By this time the home had fallen into serious disrepair. The society’s initial plan was to restore the home to its 1890 appearance, sell it and use the proceeds to purchase and rehabilitate another heritage home. But a downturn in the real estate market changed these plans.The society finally finished restoring the home in 1985 and sold it to the current owners. Despite the cottage’s diminutive appearance, inside the ceiling height is a stately 11 feet in the hallway, living room, dining room and front den. The floors in the living and dining rooms are unusually narrow planks, 2 ¼” fir. The living room features a salvaged fireplace. The frosted white and pink light fixtures are the only original ones in the house.In the dining room,the owners installed a stunning Venetian glass chandler. The wainscoting is panelled cedar. The den’s fir woodwork and flooring was restored.

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H. 416 Second Street The Captain Austin S. Levy house (1910)

In 1910, this Arts and Crafts home was built for Herbert R. Davidson, manager of the Bank of Commerce. Since the home was last on the tour in 1999, the owners researched the architectural firm credited with designing the home, F. G. Gardiner and A. L. Mercer. Now, they believe the home was designed by predecessors Frank George Gardiner and William Frederick Gardiner. Whentheownerspurchasedthehomein1979,theyconfrontedshagcarpet,whitewoodwork, acoustic ceiling tiles, virtually no original lighting, and many original windows gone. The exterior is shingle-sided with two front cross-gables withTudor board trim.The exterior paint scheme of brown with cream trim and dark green sash is period appropriate. Typical of Arts and Crafts interiors, the living hall is dominated by dark-stained woodwork: seven-foot high wainscoting; chamfered posts; staircase incised with a spade-headed arrow motif.It`s illuminated by a large,first floor window and a band of same-sized“clerestory”windows. The only original light fixtures are on either side of the fireplace.

This handsome early Craftsman-style home with its corner location in the centre of the Queen’s Park neighbourhood was built in 1910 for the Levy family. Captain Austin S. Levy, who at one time captained the S.S. Helen Scanlon which ferried passengers to and from Ladner and Delta, lived here for approximately 10 years before it was sold to the Bracher family.William and Ruth lived here with their family. One of their three daughters, Dorothy, a long-time nurse at Royal Columbian Hospital, lived in the Levy house until the mid-1990s. This lovely home is celebrating its 100th birthday. Over the past year the new owners have begun restoring the home’s exterior by removing the large,striated wood shakes to reveal the original combination of shingles and channel siding. They have repainted the home in hues of yellow and brown similar to the original colours. The lovely wood accents that adorn the upstairs balcony off the master bedroom are being replaced with intricate detailed pieces that match as much as possible with the original look.


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G. 510 First Street The Kathleen and Reginald Ashworth house (1927) Thislovelyhome,making its first appearance on the homes tour,was built in 1927 for Reginald and Kathleen Ashworth. Mr. Ashworth was a wellknown teacher and principal in the local school district. The Ashworth house is a fine example of a 1920s home that incorporates elements of a Cape Cod-dormered cottage and the Dutch Colonial style. It is one of the few such homes in the city. One of the most striking features is simply the light. The sunlight streams through the many windows on all sides of this home. Its corner location and an abundance of windows help the home avoid being overshadowed by the large trees across the street in Queen’s Park. The present owners have done a wonderful job of blending the old and new in this delightful home.The age-old question—how to balance the needs of a family home while still maintaining its heritage features? It’s a challenge but the key is to make it your own oasis and the homeowners have done that.

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The family moved into the house on August 5, 1865. Sadly, Captain Irving died suddenly seven years later in 1872. In 1884, the widowed Elizabeth Irving sold the house to her eldest daughter, Mary, who had married Thomas Lasher Briggs in 1874. The Briggs family renovated the house in 1887 and the original gold wallpaper they uninstalled then is still in place in two front rooms. They called the house “Hollymount” and raised nine children here.

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William Irving was born in Scotland in 1816, went to sea and eventually became a captain with his own ship. After coming to the West Coast during the California Gold Rush in 1849, he met his wife-to-be Elizabeth Jane Dixon in Portland, Oregon in 1851. They were married that same year and later had five children. In 1859, the family moved to Victoria during the Fraser River gold rush and Captain Irving began operating sternwheelers on the Fraser. Captain Irving had this house designed and built by T.W. Graham. Contrary to the legends, it was neither built by the Royal Engineers, nor was it built in 1862 to 1864.

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Irving House is still the oldest intact house in the Lower Mainland. It is still on its original site and when Captain William Irving had it built in 1865, it was the fanciest house in the city. It is owned by the City of New Westminster and is operated by the New Westminster Museum and Archives (NWMA).

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F. 302 Royal Avenue Captain William Irving House (1865)

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D. 233 Fourth Street John & Emily Colbourne House (1939) This distinctive house was built in 1939 for master mariner John Colbourne and his wife Emily.Colbourne was a pilot for the New Westminster District Pilotage Authority. (As a pilot on a tugboat he would have been responsible for steering ships into and out of the Fraser River.) The Colbournes called Fourth Street home for almost 20 years. This house exhibits many of the quintessential elements of a home of this era. The cross-hall plan, the inlaid hardwood floors, the curved doorways, the tiled fireplace and the glass doors are all examples of popular features of this time. The prestigious architectural firm of McCarter and Nairne, well-known for such projects as Vancouver’s Art Deco beauty, the Marine Building, had a division that specialized in residential construction, and so it is no surprise that this home was “cutting edge” for its time. This was an ultra modern custom-built home designed for the Colbournes. The current owners of the Colbourne House are in transition.They are saying goodbye to this home as they embark on the rather daunting but exhilarating restoration of the H.T. Kirk House (aka the Canadian Dance Academy) located at the corner of Third Street and Third Avenue.

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J. 239 Sixth Avenue The John Cameron House (1929) The Emery and Jessie Jones House (1913)

This distinct Georgian Revival home was designed by architects E. Evans and Son, whose firm also designed Massey Theatre, the Loyal Protestant Home For Orphaned Children (now the Royal City Christian Centre), part of the Royal Columbian Hospital and many other public buildings and residences in the Vancouver area. The house was built in 1929 for John Cameron, New Westminster’s Chief of Police in the 1920s and early ‘30s. Rumours about corruption and rum-running at New West’s docks during Prohibition hinted at how a policeman could have afforded a house like this. Chief Cameron went on to head the Vancouver police force before being appointed to the Provincial Police in 1938 where he served in Zeballos and North Vancouver. From 1937 to 1957 this was the home of Rick and Jerry Foote, a musically talented couple from Ontario. The family had interests in the paper mill that subsequently became Scott Paper. It was purchased by the Sinclair family in 1957. Dr. Sinclair, a New West physician, died at a young age in 1963 and Mrs. Sinclair raised four children in the house, remaining until 2000. The home’s new owners are undertaking a massive restoration. It is on tour for the first time.

This Arts and Crafts-style home was built in 1913 for dentist Emery Jones and his wife Jessie. The architect hired was Londonborn E.J. Boughen, who practised in New Westminster in the early 1900s, designing a range of buildings from simple cottages to large homes and commercial buildings. He had designed his own home, “E-Dee-Nie,” at 315 Fourth Avenue in a very similar style two years earlier. The present owners took possession in the summer of 2006. Averse to the rigorous chore of paint stripping, they were relieved to find that much of the home’s beautiful woodwork had been left untouched. Today, the pink stucco is gone and much of the original horizontal siding has been restored (some had to be replaced.) The window headers are restored originals; missing casings were replaced with copies. An antique mailbox and new Arts and Crafts address plate frame the original front door and hardware. The owners hired a Vancouver heritage specialist to research the original exterior paint colours (the house had been brown) and chose similar hues to repaint it. This wonderful facelift has restored the home’s classic character, and it can welcome its next centenary with pride.

K. 315 Princess Street L. 811 York Street The Thomas Thornton House (1891) The Gordon and Wilena Morgan House (1954) The history of this house is a mystery and we’re hoping that tourgoers can help us out with information about this area of the city from 1891 to the 1920s. When last on tour in 1998, discovering the first owner’s name proved difficult. The Dennsion brothers—Thomas and James—were decided upon but it turns out they lived at what is now 307 Princess Street. The addresses and lot configurations of the 300-block Princess Street have changed many times over the years. Property assessment rolls in the New Westminster Museum and Archives show that in 1891, Elizabeth Thornton owned the lot that’s now 315 Princess; the lot directly behind her at 314 Seventh Avenue was owned by Thomas Thornton. Possibly Thomas Thornton moved his house from Seventh Avenue to Princess Street. By the time the current owners purchased the home in 1992, all original woodwork and light fixtures were removed and a variety of aluminum-framed windows installed during 1960s and 70s renovations. The owners embarked on a major renovation to put back what might have been and increase square footage. The new side addition increased the square footage without sacrificing the home’s period look.

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