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Salmon returns break records But are this year’s high Fraser River numbers an anomaly or a sign of change? BY JOHN KURUCZ SPECIAL TO THE RECORD firstname.lastname@example.org
Get while the getting is good, but do so with a sense of cautious optimism. That’s what those in the fields of academics, science and politics are saying about the unprecedented Fraser River sockeye salmon returns, numbers that are projected to shatter records dating back to 1913. About 25 million sockeye are expected to return to the waters in and around the Fraser this season, a drastic change from the roughly 1.7 million that returned last year when the fishery was deemed to be near total collapse. “I think the most prudent thing to do is to call this an anomaly, because clearly, we’ve never seen anything like it in anybody’s lifetime,” said Simon Fraser University fish biologist John Reynolds. “What people should not take from this is any kind of sense that we’re out of the woods with the Fraser sockeye. Every year is independent of the year before, and so it’s not over. But what this is showing is that you can still have incredibly good news.” ◗Salmon Page 10
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Something to smile about: Lisa Spitale, the city’s director of development services, in the atrium at Douglas College. The city’s downtown community plan has won a prestigious international award.
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City’s downtown community plan earns award from international association
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The City of New Westminster’s downtown plan has earned a merit award in an international competition. The International Downtown Association has recognized the City of New Westminster with a 2010 Downtown Merit Award for the New Westminster downtown community plan. The plan is a comprehensive strategy that outlines sustainable, high-density growth in the city’s downtown core while respecting
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and all departments who were working alongside this winning project,” said Mayor Wayne Wright. “Once more, we are proud of our hard-working staff, and this award brings recognition they richly deserve.” The International Downtown Association, based in Washington, D.C., supports vital and livable urban centres and strives to inform, influence and inspire downtown leaders and advocates. Spitale said she hasn’t seen the specific reasons why New Westminster was selected for the award but suspects that will be stated when the award is given out at a conference in October. She’s unable to attend the conference in Forth Worth, Texas but hopes to be able to send someone from her staff to ◗Downtown Page 8
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Moving in: Paolo Zenone, left, and Ivan Dragelj move equipment into the new youth centre. The new centre in Moody Park is getting set to open Sept. 15. Located at the rear of Century House, the centre includes a lounge, ﬁtness area, computer room, kitchen and laundry facilities.
Verdict: Garbage, not a gravesite Bone fragments and other items found at the Mercer Stadium site were likely long-ago household garbage
BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org
Some items found at the Mercer Stadium site are believed to be from household garbage deposited at the site long ago. A $1.7-million complete renovation of the new Mercer Stadium track is currently underway. In addition to replacing the track, the project also includes construction of a new, proper jump area for field events at the north end of the site near 10th Avenue. Dean Gibson, the city’s director of parks, culture and recreation, said there’s been a lot of interest in the former uses at the overall site, which includes the high school. He said studies have been done and mapped out where previous cemeteries were located. “None came close to the city property and the area where the track is located,” he said.
As part of the due diligence for the Mercer Stadium track project, the city hired an archeologist to monitor the site on a regular basis. “They are monitoring the work to ensure if anything unexpected is discovered that appropriate measures are taken,” Gibson said. Gibson said a local resident informed city officials last week that they had been to the site and found some bones, chipped edges of a plate and a straight razor. “We have asked the person who has discovered these things to share them with us, and they haven’t,” he said. According to Gibson, the resident showed the items to the city’s museum staff but wouldn’t surrender them to the city for further investigation. Museum staff photographed items, which were shown to the archeologist. “Our archeologist has said it is highly unlikely they are anything but garbage,” Gibson said of the small bones thought to be from an animal. “Our archeologist isn’t suggesting anything unusual is happening. Nothing else has been discovered over the course of the excavation work.” Colin Stevens, manager of New Westminster Museum and Archives, said
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Digging up dirt: Work is underway on a $1.7-million renovation of the Mercer Stadium track. two boys showed him items that were found at the site – a rusty portion of an old straight razor, fragments of dishes and a few bone fragments.
“They were all little,” he said about the bones. “None appeared to me to be human, but I am not an expert.”
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Royal City says farewell to Howie
BY ALFIE LAU REPORTER email@example.com
Howie Isman, longtime owner of Royal City Jewellers, passed away on Aug. 12. Isman, well-known in the community for his annual Tie Day fundraiser for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank, led an interesting and varied life. Born in 1917 in Kamsack, Sask., Isman moved to the Lower Mainland in 1937. During the Second World War, Isman served in the Royal Canadian Air Force as a member of the Air Force Band. Returning to Vancouver after the war, he formed Howie Isman and His Orchestra, leading with his saxophone and clarinet at famed venues such as Danceland and the Commodore Ballroom. After more than 40 years, his music career culminated in his life membership in the Musicians Union of America. In 1943, Isman married the love of his life, Marjorie, with whom he enjoyed almost 66 years of marriage before Marjorie’s death in November 2009. In 1955, the couple founded Royal City Jewellers and Loans Ltd.,
a fixture on Columbia Street. The business and its reputation grew, guided by Howard’s principle of treating everyone with fairness and compassion no matter what their station in life. Retirement was not in his vocabulary, and he continued to work in the business until the final week of his life. Isman’s charity work also kept him busy. The annual tie auction, which ran for 13 years, saw the Royal City man collect signed and autographed ties from all kinds of celebrities. Isman would then frame them, often with an accompanying item, such as a CD for musical artists, before putting them out for auction. Last year, Isman came through big again for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society, raising $10,845.50 for the charity. Isman wasn’t afraid to try new things with the tie auction, as last year he sold some ties exclusively on EBay. Because Isman picked up all the expenses for the auction, he noted: “All of that money (raised) is going to the food bank, and, with each dollar, they
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Royal City smile: Howie Isman holds a tie signed by Minnesota Twins player and Royal City native Justin Morneau as part of his 2006 Tie Day fundraiser for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. can buy up to $3 in food for people in need.” Isman leaves behind sons Michael (Pam) and Murray (Susie) and grandchildren Carly and Adam. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank at 604-876-3601.
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By virtue of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act, the City of New Westminster Towing and Storage Service will dispose of the following vehicles by public auction to recover the towing, storage, legal and other costs associated with the disposal of each vehicle; 1993 Chevrolet Cavalier Blue 3G1JC1147PS817755 RO: Maslin, April Rose 2007.52 1990 Dodge 2whdr White JB7FL29W3LP028522 RO: Mickelson, Roderick Charles Sean 1156.33 1988 Ford 2whdr Black 2FTHF25HXJCB13265 RO: Lacroix, Curtis Raymond 1249.31 1993 Ford Explorer Blue 1FMDU34X4PUA20197 RO: Edwards, Katharine Ann 1691.87 1996 Chevrolet S10 Black 1GCCS1443TK141258 RO: Coltman, Geoffrey William 1405.08 1991 Honda Accord Blue JHMCB7663MC808485 RO: Chow, Kok Kong Paul 920.78 1994 Toyota Tercel Green JT2EL43E0R0442200 RO: Duncan, Lee Michael 982.63 1992 Chevrolet Cavalier Blue 3G1JC5147NS825553 RO: Tremblay, Joseph Georges Martin 1781.11 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Brown 3G1JC1241TS874008 RO: Dukuly, Mohammed B. 1481.45 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Brown WV2YB0258FH103443 RO: Stuckenberg, Matthew & Clarissa 1348.98 2001 Honda Accord Brown 1HGCG56611A806654 RO: Lam, Thieu Ba 1277.11 1985 Toyota Pickup Blue JT4LN55DXF0010874 RO: Newton, Eric Gordon 1132.13 1994 BMW 530I Blue WBAHE231XRGE85188 RO: Murphy, Nolan Michael 1891.36 1988 Oldsmobile Calais Red 1G3NF51U3JM289209 RO: Nestoroski, Marjan 1544.86 1991 Honda Civic Black 2HGED6404MH001145 RO: Molemba Mangongo 1513.36 1996 Dodge Caravan Green 2B4FP2534TR579716 RO: Pellerin, Maurice Mitchel Joseph 1035.55 1994 Dodge B250 Red 2B7HB21Y2RK556755 RO: Macauliffe, Michele Lynne 665.61 1988 Dodge Cargo Van White 2B7GB13Y4JK132940 RO: Normandeau, Dwayne 560.05 1996 Lincoln Continental Blue 1LNLM97V7TY711929 RO: Sewell, Leslie 546.62 1996 Cadillac Seville Green 1G6KY5298TU817663 RO: Shuttleworth, Kareen Donna 917.82 1991 Buick Park Avenue Gray 1G4CW53L8M1612716 RO: Chalmers, Richard John 510.31 1992 Plymouth Colt Gray MP3BA24A9NG904723 RO: Matyga, Czeslaw 899.42 1993 Honda Civic Red JHMEG8652PS801156 RO: Smith, Chad Steven Lewis 879.25 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Green 3A4FY48BX6T279379 RO: Gullage, Tracy Suzette 757.24 1994 Nissan Quest White 4N2DN11W1RD821087 RO: Malherre, Colette/ Marshall Jason 852.37 1999 Saturn Sc2 Red 1G8ZH1279XZ133050 RO: Clouston, Laurence F 67.20 1992 Ford Taurus Gray 1FACP50U4NG265534 RO: Naidu, Sundresan 697.82 1986 Toyota Levan Blue JT3YR26W7G5025320 RO: Hunter, Michael Stefan 580.22 1993 Plymouth Voyager White 2P4GH4531PR356969 RO: McClure, Darrell Allen 600.39 2001 Chevrolet Venture White 1GNDU03E51D221222 RO: McConnell, William Robert Roy 944.86 1989 Plymouth Acclaim White 1P3BA56K8KF501407 RO: Aghaei, Amir Hossein 778.37 1992 Chevrolet 2 Wh Dr Blue 1GCDC14Z6NE222592 RO: Blaine, Dustin Ray 573.63 Vehicles to be sold at Public Auction Saturday, September 25th, 2010 at 10:30 am at the City of New Westminster Towing & Storage Services compound located at 231 Ewen Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3M 5B3 by All City Auctioneers www.allcityauctioneers.com, 604-514-0194
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Shuttle service changes raise concerns Bus route changes will affect Quayside, uptown, Fraserview
BY JANAYA FULLER-EVANS REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org
Changes are coming to community shuttle service between Quayside and the uptown and Fraserview areas. The new proposed schedule has the Quayside Community Board president nervous. “There’s a large elderly population in the Quayside area,” Matthew Laird said, adding that access to uptown would be more challenging for them with the new schedule. There would no longer be a
direct route to resources such as Century House at Moody Park, he explained. The C3 and C4 shuttles no longer connect to Quayside, with the final stop now New Westminster station. A new route, the C8, will go to and from Quayside to New Westminster station. Passengers who want to travel to and from Quayside to Fraserview and uptown will have to transfer at New Westminster station. The changes go into effect on Sept. 6. TransLink is holding two community open houses on Aug. 31 to inform the public about the changes. According to Laird’s calculations, the new schedule means
there will now be six shuttles an hour between Quayside and the station during peak hours, and four during off-peak hours. This is a reduction from the current eight shuttles per hour throughout the day, he pointed out. Residents in the area will lose late night and early morning service, he added. “In a growing city, why do we not have growing service hours?” he said in a phone interview. The system is constrained by budget cutbacks and a lack of funding, something which Laird finds frustrating. “We’re the only Western country without a national public transit strategy,” Laird said. Ken Hardie, director of com-
munications for TransLink, was not able to gather specific information on the reasons behind the changes before press time, as many of the people involved were on holiday or out of the office. However, Laird received a response to some of his questions from TransLink’s planning department on The Buzzer blog on Aug. 24. According to the planning department’s message, service on Quayside Drive is currently every 15 minutes from both the C3 and C4 shuttles. The new services hours would mean shuttles every 10 minutes on the one route. The changes were made to ensure Quayside’s shuttle service is not affected by Pattullo
Bridge congestion, the message explained. Some of the C8 Quayside shuttles will continue from New Westminster Station to Uptown as a C4, according to the planning department. Service is being increased in the Victoria Hill area, according to the planning department. Bus bays at New Westminster station are being reorganized for Sept. 6 to accommodate the changes. The open houses will both take place next Tuesday. The first is from 2 to 4 p.m. at city hall, 511 Royal Ave. The second is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Fraser River Discovery Centre, at 788 Quayside Dr. www.twitter.com/janayafe
Waterfront shack destroyed in Queensborough ﬁre BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER email@example.com
A shack on the Queensborough waterfront that had been slated for demolition has been destroyed by fire. The fire department attended a fire at South Dyke Road and Wood Street about 4 a.m. on Aug. 19. The small building was located on the water side of the street. “It was boarded up, it was an old shack,” said fire inspector Brent Joel. “Some people had been storing stuff in there. Services had been cut. There was no water, there was no electrical.” According to Joel, the building had been slated for demolition this week, but there was a delay in getting that work done. In the meantime, the building
was destroyed by fire. The shack had been used by squatters. “There is nobody missing,” Joel said. “Everybody seems to be accounted for.” Neighbours have reported chasing people away from the shack for some time, including earlier on the evening of the fire. The shack’s contents include fridges, stoves, bikes and roasting pans. Joel said a city building inspector wouldn’t allow fire inspectors to enter the shack that’s in “really rough shape” because of safety concerns. Because there are no electrical services that could have contributed to a fire, Joel is surmising that a candle may have started the fire. “There’s too much damage to determine that,” he said about the cause. “We would basically be looking
for a needle in a haystack.”
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An investigation is continuing into the cause of an apartment fire in Sapperton in July. Shortly before 1 a.m. on July 24, New Westminster Fire and Rescue Service received a call about an apartment fire at 352 Hospital St. No one was injured in the fire, which started in a suite on the third floor. “The place was just boiling,” said fire inspector Brent Joel. “The whole suite was engulfed in flame.” The tenant, who wasn’t home at the time of the fire, had only moved into the building a couple weeks earlier. “We confiscated some electronic stuff,” Joel said.
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“This thing got so hot the heat detector is completely gone,” he noted. “The flames on this thing were huge – they were boiling out of the roof.” Members of the New Westminster Police Service’s victim services unit helped find temporary accommodations for tenants who were displaced by the fire.
able fire damage, while neighbouring suites suffered smoke and water damage. Joel said the investigation is trying to determine the cause. It’s also reviewing how the fire became a “raging inferno” in the short time between the few minutes that the fire department was called and arrived at the scene.
“It has been sent out for testing.” The fire department has also requested records for testing of the building’s emergency systems, as part of its due diligence in the investigation. The cause of the fire is unknown, but it isn’t considered suspicious. The suite where the fire originated sustained consider-
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No tears for drunk drivers caught by new law
Safer roads are just around the corthe rise in B.C. – an alarming revelation ner. that spurred the provincial government At least that’s the goal behind new to make it easier to remove the perpedrinking-and-driving legislation that trators from their vehicles. will come into force in less When the new law comes into effect, drinking drivers than a month. As of Sept. 20, police in who fail the Criminal Code THE RECORD standard breath test will be B.C. will be armed with the immediately banned from toughest legal tools in Canada driving for 90 days, will have their to get impaired drivers off the roads, vehicle impounded for 30 days and will faster and for longer periods of time. be fined $500 – aside from possible According to Solicitor General Mike criminal charges that carry additional de Jong, impaired driving has been on
fines and potential jail terms. The new provincial legislation adds a “warning” range to the standard breathalyzer test. A reading between 0.05 and the criminally liable 0.08 will earn the errant driver a three-day driving ban and a $200 fine. Getting caught at that level more than once within five years ups the ante to a seven-day ban and a $300 fine the second time, and a 30-day ban with a $400 fine for a third time.
Research has shown that, although below the Criminal Code’s radar, drivers with breath alcohol levels between 0.05 and 0.08 per cent are seven times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than sober drivers are. Numbers of impaired driving charges rose 18 per cent from 2008 to 2009. That is unacceptable. That is, in fact, fatally unacceptable. There will be no tears from us for anyone who feels hard done by when they get nailed under the new law.
Many layers to the Tamil tale
f the 492 Tamil asylum-seekers eric comparisons I find curious. Among the common reactions who recently arrived by boat to the arrival of the MV Sun Sea on B.C.’s shores are “queueis the proposition that Canada’s jumpers,” then I guess my paralleged lax immigration laws ents were too. make us a global sucker – a target They came as Vietnam War for many of the world’s migrants. draft dodgers from the United This is an absurd notion. States in 1967. Like a couple of World conflicts, environmental the Tamil women just arrived, my disasters and a global economic mom was pregnant with me. My parents did not seek advance per- system that keeps billions impoverished has resulted in milmission from the Canadian govlions upon millions of refugees ernment to immigrate. They did and displaced people. In Pakistan not fill out any paperwork before alone, the current arriving. They could flooding has produced no more seek permisupwards of 14 million sion to leave from their SETH KLEIN internally displaced home government than people. Globally, these Tamils could, for according to the United Nations, what they were doing was, as far there are more than 43 million as the U.S. was concerned, illegal “forcibly displaced people,” of and would result in my father’s which about 15 million are refuarrest. gees. Of course that’s the thing The vast majority of these about being an asylum-seeker globally displaced people are – you don’t get into a queue. not being absorbed by wealthy When you’ve got to go, you’ve countries, but rather internally or got to go. Hell, my folks didn’t by neighbouring poor countries even know Montreal (where they – the places least able to afford landed) was a predominantly the costs and with the bleakest French-speaking city. economic prospects. The number So they just showed up. The of refugees accepted by Canada difference, however, was that has declined in recent years, and in those days, they got landed last year we accepted fewer than immigrant status in 20 minutes 20,000 – a drop in the global at the airport. Over the course of bucket, just over 0.1 per cent of the Vietnam War, about 100,000 American war resisters came to global refugees. Surely, when a few hundred people arrive on Canada (many with less formal education than my folks and thus our shores, we can afford to treat unlikely to score particularly well these people with respect and under today’s immigration point- grant them due process. system). ◗Tamils Page 7 But those aren’t the only num-
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Pier park not for people Dear Editor:
Westminster Pier Park, an ugly linkage of words to describe a renovated, warmed over, probably contaminated dock next to a too-noisy air-polluted, diesel truck route and diesel train railway – all at an incredible, totally unjustifiable in any respect, cost to the hard-working taxpayers of New Westminster. Surely, the very essence of a real “family friendly” park is trees, lots of tall, magnificent, life-rejuvenating, refreshing, cleansing, environmentally friendly trees. Yet, city hall is replacing many old dock pilings that apparently have at least another 10 years, which probably means more than 80 per cent of them have more than another 20 years of useful life. Outrageously, incomprehensibly, as well, there will be thousands of new pilings.
Many beautiful large trees cut down, stripped of their branches, chemically treated just to have a warmed over version of the existing old dock, with no real redeeming benefit to the people of New Westminster. Destroying thousands of large trees, for no good reason, seems like bureaucratic insanity. Apparently, most of the suggestions, requests etc. by the downtown residents who participated in the meetings for the so-called pier park have essentially been ignored. Many participants feel their participation was only a formality, as in reality, city hall had already decided what it was going to do with the docks. So it seems the pier park is really only to satisfy the big ego at city hall and indirectly subsidize a big developer. The “infamous” fast ferry fiasco cost the
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Pier will cost residents ◗ continued from page 6
average New Westminster taxpayer approximately $200 each, however the Westminster Pier Park will probably cost the average New Westminster taxpayer at least the equivalent of $2,000, possibly even $3,000 each. The annual owning and operating cost will be another $100 or more a year. It’s unlikely that 90 per cent of the residents of New Westminster will use the pier park, even so, perhaps only once or twice a year. So the cost per visit per person could be the equivalent of more than $100. A park of piers, pilings and pollution but not for people. An incredible waste. So “stop the dock” now – so “stop the waste” now! Allan Solie, New Westminster
Police report outlines need for inquiry and awareness
I have just read the Vancouver Police Department report on the missing women, and it provides clear reasons for a public
inquiry into how this investigation, and others, have been failed by inadequate and inefficient policing practices and policies. The horrible tragedy and horrifying details revealed during and after the Pickton trial have many now saying that we should put all of this behind us. Pickton’s trial took place in New Westminster, and the VPD report indicates that Pickton may have been actively preying on women in New Westminster. But for heaven’s sake, please let us not forget that this story has not ended with Pickton’s conviction. To believe that and to act according will only perpetuate the conditions that allowed Pickton to remain at large for so long in the first place. There are still many missing women in British Columbia, and their disappearances have not been solved. For the sake of the women who were killed by Pickton, for the sake of those missing women in B.C. whose disappearances has not been explained, and for the sake of marginalized women now working in sex trade, the province needs to take action on these issues. Too much time has already been wasted, it’s time to move now. David Black, New Westminster
Tamils: Humane response required ◗ continued from page 6
Here’s another curious comparison: The real and significant Canadian immigration story of recent years (at least measured numerically) isn’t about refugees or people arriving by boats. It’s about the explosion in temporary foreign workers. The number of temporary foreign workers coming into Canada each year now exceeds 200,000 and now surpasses the number of immigrants. But the Harper government hasn’t been sounding the alarm about this. On the contrary, the federal government has been promoting and facilitating the massive growth in this category of migrants. Why? Because unlike regular immigrants and refugees, these workers are being specifically requested by employers, their indentured status makes them unable to exercise key employment rights and leaves them highly vulnerable to exploitation and unsafe conditions, and they are unable to make the same claims to the social and economic rights that
Canadians take for granted. Immigration is central to the story of Canada – waves of people who came, mostly to meet a domestic need for labour, and sometimes fleeing harm and conflict. But historically, once people arrived, either as immigrants or refugees, they were met with a social contract: They could avail themselves of the social and economic rights Canadians enjoyed and in a few years could be granted the full rights of citizenship. With the explosion of temporary workers and tightening of regular immigration admissions, the government is effectively saying, “that deal is off – we’re happy to have temporary indentured labour, but don’t think you can be a Canadian.” When my parents arrived in the ’60s, a small minority in Canada were keen to label the Vietnam war resisters with all manner of unwelcome labels – much as the Canadian government is currently doing with respect to the Tamil asylum-seekers
today, quickly labelling them as terrorists, criminals and queue-jumpers. But for the most part, the Vietnam war resisters were welcomed and went on to make a valuable contribution to Canadian society. Much the same can be said of the Vietnamese boat people who arrived in the late 1970s. Why can’t these better receptions be the norm, rather than the xenophobia that characterizes more recent arrivals? And here’s what troubles me most. In a world still coming to terms with the reality of climate change, the truth is that the number of global climate migrants and displaced people will soon dwarf the UN numbers sited above. Will this recent ugliness mark each new arrival, or can we have a rational conversation about what our moral obligations and humanitarian response should be to the global realities ahead? Seth Klein is director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ B.C. office, www. policyalternatives.ca.
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New Westminster police major crime and forensic investigators spent Thursday morning investigating an early-morning incident where shots were fired. At approximately 3:20 a.m., the New Westminster police received numerous 911 calls reporting the sound of gunshots in the 2200 block of Dublin Street. When officers attended the area, they cordoned off the surrounding streets and soon confirmed that a house and a car, a light-coloured Ford Taurus, had been struck by bullets.
“No one is injured. We are so glad that nobody got hurt because this is a residential neighbourhood,” said Sgt. Gary Weishaar. He added that it’s too early to say if this was a targeted shooting or a case of negligence. Police investigators are currently gathering evidence and interviewing residents. “Our detectives are conducting followup interviews back in the office,” said Weishaar, adding the forensic team spent most of Thursday at the house. – Alfie Lau
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According to Stevens, the nearest known cemetery at the site was located a couple hundred yards away from where the items were found. He said the findings didn’t sound off any alarm bells because people were known to dump household garbage in rural areas. “It was not near any known or suspected burial site,” he said. “My guess is this is garbage.” City administrator Paul Daminato said that no further items have been found at the site. “Based on what we know, we haven’t found
anything of concern at this stage of the game.” Gibson said the goal is to complete the track by the end of September. “It was overdue for being replaced,” he said. “We have been aware of the deterioration of the track for a number of years. Our track and field clubs have been very patient.” The plan had been to remove the rubber surface, grind the asphalt in the sub base below and use it as a new layer of asphalt, and place a new rubberized surface on top. It was determined that the asphalt is
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A fourth-floor balcony fire on Aug. 24 may have been started by a lit cigarette. OnTuesdayafternoon,NewWestminster police officers and firefighters attended to a fourth-floor balcony fire in the 100-block of Agnes Street. Firefighters were able to put out the fire quickly before it could spread. The suite and balcony sustained most of the damage.
According to a press release from New Westminster police Sgt. Gary Weishaar, the cause of the fire has not been confirmed, but the tenant had initially noticed smoke on her balcony and attempted to extinguish the smouldering fire. “The fire may have been started by a lit cigarette being carelessly tossed on to the suite’s balcony,” said Weishaar. www.twitter.com/AlfieLau
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The Fraser River sockeye fishery was last open to commercial fleets in 2006, when about 3.7 million fish were approved to be caught by commercial fleets. Barry Rosenberger, area director for Fisheries and Oceans Canada, explained that a number of factors have likely contributed to the surge, namely cooler ocean temperatures in 2008, when this year’s retuning salmon were in their first year in the ocean. That cooler water bolsters the amount of food for young salmon, while keeping their predators at bay. It also minimizes the amount of time and distance the salmon need to swim to find feeding grounds. That said, Rosenberger argued that there are still more questions than answers in terms of whether this year’s return is a sign of the sockeye fishery fully rebounding. “I don’t know that anybody has specific answers,” he said in an interview Thursday. “We’re obviously happy that we’re getting them this year, but there’s still ongoing scientific work and hopefully we can answer some of those questions.” New Westminster-Coquitlam MP Fin Donnelly said in a phone interview
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THE LIVELY CITY JULIE MACLELLAN
appy August, everyone! I return to the arts beat at last, after a summer stint at the editor’s desk followed by some vacation of my own. The arts and entertainment scene spent the summer in the capable hands of my wonderful colleague Janaya Fuller-Evans (thanks, Janaya!). Now I’m back and eager to hear from you. I’m looking forward to starting up a series of Art Chats this fall – Q&A sessions with local artists of all types. If you know of anyone who’d be interested, or if you’re an artist who’d be interested yourself, please contact me. You can e-mail me at jmaclellan@royalcityrecord. com. And, for those who are social media inclined, you can also find me on Twitter at www.twitter. com/juliemaclellan. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
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For those who are thinking arty thoughts on these sunny August days, I thought I should offer a heads-up about the exhibitions at the Arts Council of New Westminster gallery. You won’t want to miss the current exhibition, Moments in Time, featuring work by Cheryl Nordvik. It’s underway at the gallery just until today (Saturday, Aug. 28), and it features a combination of Impressionism, New Age and Post-Modern work. Coming up next is Portraits and Portents, featuring work by Theresa Kitos and Lora-Lynn Oxenbury, running from Aug. 31 to Oct. 2. That exhibition will offer different interpretations of the same subject, with works in oil, pastel and charcoal. The gallery is open 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at Centennial Lodge in Queen’s Park. ◗Lively City Page 12
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Queensborough is rocking with the announcement that the Starlight Casino will be hosting five weekend concerts featuring legends of rock and rock. “We have designed a 1,000-seat outdoor arena to showcase these legends of rock,” said executive general manager Tim Barnett in a press release. “We have included food and beverage and merchandise tents, as well as a beer garden, to recreate the overall rock experience.” The fun began last night with the Family Stone, featuring the band’s original found-
ing members, Jerry Martini and Cynthia as These Eyes, Clap for the Wolfman, Hand Me Down World, No Time, Star Baby and Share Robinson. Next week, on Sept. 4, Chuck Negron, the Land. “We are excited to add a founding member of Three another entertainment option Dog Night, will be the head◗ ACTIONS at Starlight Casino. We believe liner. these concerts will become an On Sept. 11, Foghat will What: Legends of Rock annual feature on the New showcase all of their hits, like summer concert series. Westminster calendar,” said Slow Ride and Drivin’ Wheel. Lui Garcea, executive managOn Sept. 18, the featured act When: Fridays until Sept. er of marketing. “These conwill be Blood Sweat & Tears, 24 at Starlight Casino, certs are the first of their kind a musical institution that has Queensborough. left an indelible mark on the Details: See www.starlight in New Westminster.” American music scene. All shows are for guests 19 casino.ca or buy tickets at Since 1968, the band has www.ticketmaster.ca. and older. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.ca won worldwide acclaim, and at Starlight Casino’s guest becoming the first in many categories: first band to tour behind the Iron services desk. For more information, visit www. Curtain, first band to have three hit singles from the same record and first band to com- starlightcasino.ca. Doors open at 7 p.m. and all shows begin bine rock with jazz. The Starlight series concludes on Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. for the Starlight Rocks Summer with the Guess Who and their classics, such 2010 Legends of Rock Concerts.
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he last weekend before the Labour Day weekend is shaping up to be a busy one in the Royal City. Knit 1, Take 2, a local knitting group, will celebrate national Knit in the Park Day. Knitters of all levels will gather near the covered picnic area in Queen’s Park from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 29 for knitting, laughs and some yarn-inspired fun. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun and bring a picnic lunch and a blanket or chair. The event is designed to raise the visibility of this artisan craft. The much-anticipated Kraft Celebration Tour rolls into town Sunday, when a community barbecue and live broadcast of TSN’s SportsCentre will take place in Tipperary Park. New Westminster will also receive a $25,000 cheque from Kraft Canada for its new youth centre, which was part of the prize the city received for beating Nelson in the online voting competition. The event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. in Tipperary Park and city hall’s Fourth Street parking lot. The community event will run from 1 to 4 p.m., while the TSN SportsCentre broadcast will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. Planners are estimating up to 5,000 people may attend the event, which will include an entertainment stage, a sports zone and autograph area, a family zone where people can enjoy all kinds of games and activities, a dunk tank and more. People are encouraged to wear sportsrelated attire – such as their Salmonbellies or Royal City Youth Soccer jerseys – to the event. The 11th annual Doggy Fun Day event is being
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A18 • Saturday, August 28, 2010 • The Record
Grave markers – or lack thereof – tell a story OUR PAST
ARCHIE & DALE MILLER
n a recent cemetery tour, we stopped by sites where people were buried in unmarked graves. For one of these we know why there is no marker – the deceased did not want one – but for the other, we don’t know if the grave at one time had a gravestone, or whether it was never marked. For some people, an unmarked grave is difficult to understand: Why isn’t it marked? Who didn’t want it marked? Didn’t anybody care? Is the “government” to blame? There are many answers and here are some of them. A point to make clear is that a marker on a grave is not always mandatory. In some cases, a grave marker is included in the overall funeral arrangements. In others, family members
tend to this on their own at a later date and sometimes it just never happens. We know of some private cemeteries where marking the grave is part of the interment procedure, but as a general rule, public sites do not require a grave marker. One reason for no marker is that the person buried at that spot did not want one. An example of such a request is the grave of Arthur Wellsley Gray in Fraser Cemetery. Another reason is that a grave marker was intended, but actual arrangements weren’t made. We’ve heard stories of one being planned “when we can afford it,” and in time it was forgotten. In one example, a family regularly visited and seasonally commemorated a grave, but did not place a marker until almost 90 years had passed. Sometimes a grave was once marked, but over the years the stone was damaged, broken or vandalized, possibly becoming dangerous. Then, depending on the cemetery policy, the parts may be removed or laid on the ground, where in
time they are covered with dirt or grass. We know of instances where the family connected to the grave came forward to assist with restoring the stone, but this is not common. In Victoria, for instance, the Old Cemeteries’ Society will investigate the restoration of an old marker and might raise the needed funds and carry it out. In some cases, a community demands a grave marker and the citizens collect for this purpose. An excellent example in Fraser is the grave of Dr. AWS Black, whose marker was paid for by “a grieving community” after his death in the line of duty, in the early 1870s. If those funds had not been gathered there might not have been a marker at all. For the unknown or indigent who are buried at public expense, few are marked in any way. Some other stones are removed by families to be re-cut, then never replaced. There are many other gravemarking stories and much more to explore in this intriguing part of a cemetery’s story.
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Around Town: New roles for city staff ◗ continued from page 14
upward move in the organization,” Gibson said. Young, who organized the Olympic Torch relay’s visit to New Westminster, demonstrated that he was able to take on a more senior position within the city “We feel great about that,” Gibson said about promoting from within. “They are already oriented and familiar with city operations. It provides recognition for the excellent work our staff are already doing.” Gibson said the city really only looks to outside sources when no internal staff are qualified. The city opted to hire someone from the outside when it hired Cidalia Correia is the new assistant manager of Canada Games Pool. She’ll assist Hilary Knowles in managing the city’s pools and overall aquatic needs. “It’s filling a vacancy that existed before,” Gibson said. “The previous position was not quite as senior. We modified the position.” Gibson said Correia comes to the city from a senior position in the YMCA organization. Coming from outside the
City of New Westminster and from outside municipal employment means she’ll bring some new ideas to the organization. “Early in her career she worked at Canada Games Pool,” he added. “She has been away for some time.”
that work as well. That is how you create succession as well,” Spitale said. “He is exceptional at development review. He is able to look at a site plan and automatically identify the ongoing issues. Exceptional. He will see things sometimes that a project architect hasn’t seen. He is very, very Two planners at city good with the younger hall have recently been staff in helping them to promoted to more senior understand the complexipositions. ties of situations – that is Lil Ronalds was prosomething they talk about moted from planner to as well.” senior planner, while Ronalds’ roles have longtime senior planning included work analyst Jim Hurst on the city’s was promoted financing growth to development initiatives, which planner. is work related “They deserve to amenities, it,” said Lisa density bonusing Spitale, the city’s and development director of develcost charges. In opment services. addition to doing “They have been that “incredibly working very detailed” work, hard.” Lil Ronalds Ronalds has Hurst, one of senior planner also done public the longer-term policy planning employees of the planning division, had already taken regarding the affordable housing strategy. on some of a planner’s “She also has a breadth duties. He’s been doing of knowledge of techsome development planning, as well as neighbour- nical housing issues. Invaluable,” Spitale said. hood plans and public “She is one of the key policy work. writers of the downtown “He is mentoring the plan.” junior staff. He is doing
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RECORD READERS PICK THEIR FAVOURITES
During the month of June, ballots ran in the Record asking readers to vote for their local favourite businesses in three categories: Best Services, Best Shopping, and Best Dining and Entertainment. Close to 100 New Westminster business owners and guests celebrated their wins at the Record’s Readers’ Choice Awards luncheon on Wednesday, August 25th at Centennial Lodge in Queen’s Park.The 11th Anniversary celebration was catered by La Rustica. Photos: Jason Lang
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Marylyn Lewis, Queen’s Park Massage and Gail Leslie, Dancing Cat.
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A22 • Saturday, August 28, 2010 • The Record
Locals take on Turris
The good old hockey gamer: Kyle Turris tries his hand at the new NHL 2K11 Wii game during a promotion earlier this summer at the Best Buy at Queensborough Landing.
Hometown hockey hero Kyle Turris, a centre drafted third overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in 2007, returned home this summer to face off against local fans and provide people with an advance chance to play the new NHL 2K11 game. Turris, 20, was on hand at the Best Buy outlet at Queensborough Landing to give gamers a shot to measure their skills against an actual pro through the new Wii video game. The appearance was part of a North American demo tour for NHL 2K11, which is scheduled for release later this summer. www.twitter.com/Fleming_A
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To the lighthouse: Jill Drake, centre, and her children, Rylan and Fia Cameron, spent July in the Maritimes, where they visited Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia.
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Magic kingdoms: At right, Karen Beguin takes The Record to Peru, where she visited Machu Picchu, a preColumbian Inca site. Below, Betty and Ted Grewcutt and their extended family brought the paper along on their Disneyland vacation.
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A28 • Saturday, August 28, 2010 • The Record
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Rotary Club of New Westminster donates to the new youth centre at Moody Park
Harm Woldring (L), Jan Greenhow, Isabel Gomez-Garcia and President Don Michiel present $10,000 to Century House Association for the new Youth Centre at Moody Park. The Rotary Club of New Westminster's total donation for the Youth Centre for this year is $15,000 which will be used for the laundry and shower facilities. Jan Greenhow and Isabel
Gomez-Garcia are co-chairs of the Campaign Committee for the Youth Centre @ Moody Park.
Rotary’s objectives include: Development of opportunities for service and acquaintance; Highly ethical standards in business and the professions; International understanding and goodwill.
The Rotary Club of New Westminster, chartered in 1928 holds its weekly luncheons at noon, Thursdays at the Old Bavaria Haus, 233 6th Street. For information call Jennifer Peyton 604-339-8017. www.newwestrotary.ca The Royal City Rotary Club holds its weekly breakfasts at 7 a.m., Wednesdays at the Orange Room, 620 6th St., New Westminster. For information call Hansi Natzke, 604-521-8858 or Roy Prevost, 604-519-0035. The Rotary Clubs welcome new members by invitation. If you are interested in joining please call one of the club contacts.
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Want to cook perfect pasta? Here’s how ON COOKING
staple in almost every home’s pantry is spaghetti or some form of pasta that makes its way to the dinner table on a regular basis. Many of us take the time to focus on building the flavour and complexity of the accompanying sauce for our pasta of choice; however, the pasta itself needs attention as well. Many food columns could be dedicated to achieving palate-pleasing goals in pasta sauces, but let us not forget about the substance of these dishes – the pasta noodle. Thus, this column will be focused on unravelling some myths and procedures in what seems to be
one of the simplest tasks in the kitchen – boiling water and cooking pasta. The first thing to examine is the dry pasta noodle and the transformation that takes place during the cooking process. The most obvious observation is that cooked pasta is larger in volume and flexible, compared to dry raw pasta. What makes this possible is the absorption of water during the boiling process. The cooking process of any food, no matter how simple it seems, needs to be analyzed because this is our chance of infusing flavour into the ingredients being cooked. Everyone has heard of the process of salting water when boiling pasta, but few know or realize the reason why. Some believe it is to help the pasta from sticking or to help keep the water from boiling over; however the reason is to season the pasta and to increase the flavour. Pasta on its own is very bland, and combin-
ing bland cooked pasta with a sauce that you have perfected will be a detriment to your finished dish. If the pasta water is salted liberally, then the pasta will be absorbing saltwater, instead of just water, and thus your pasta dish will be seasoned from the inside out. Another no-no is to add oil to your pasta water. This idea probably first came about to prevent the pasta noodles from sticking together; however, it will affect your finished dish negatively. Oiled pasta water will help to keep your pasta from sticking together when cooking, but a film of oil will always be left on the drained noodles. This thin film of oil will inhibit the starchiness of the cooked pasta and then in turn lead to the accompanying sauce to not stick to or absorb into the noodles as much. When pasta is eaten, you want the starchiness of the pasta to hold onto
the sauce as much as possible, so that the dish will be able to be enjoyed to the fullest. That being said, drained cooked pasta should not be oiled for the same reason. A better way to help prevent your pasta noodles from sticking together during the cooking process is to stir the noodles constantly for the first two minutes of cooking time. By that point, the water will have returned to its full-boil action and the agitation of the bubbling water will keep the pasta moving and prevent it from sticking. Once the pasta has been drained, do not rinse it. Rinsing will cool the pasta down and also wash away some of the starchiness that we want to help secure the sauce to the noodles.
Homemade “spaghetti” is a very common dish in many households, and whether you use spaghetti, linguine, or other types of noodles, I hope these few simple recommendations help to make your meal more enjoyable and flavourful. Dear Chef Dez: What is the best way to tell when pasta is cooked? Norma L., Maple Ridge Dear Norma: There are many ways that people use to determine that pasta is cooked to perfection – including the old wives’ tale about throwing it against the wall, and if it sticks, it’s done. The best way is to let your mouth do the talking. Carefully remove a strand
or piece of pasta from the boiling water. After waiting a few seconds to cool down, take a bite. It should feel “al dente,” meaning “to the tooth” in Italian. This relates to the feeling that the pasta should not be overcooked and offer some resistance when biting into it. It should not be hard, but it should not be too soft and mushy either. The package of the pasta you purchase will always offer a guideline cooking time, but your bite will always give you the right answer. Send your food/cooking questions to dez@chefdez. com or P.O. Box 2674, Abbotsford, B.C. V2T 6R4. Chef Dez is a food columnist, culinary instructor and cooking show performer. Visit him at www.chefdez.com.
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◗SUNDAY, AUGUST 29 Kraft Celebration Tour, 1 to 4 p.m. Tipperary Park. Come see TSN celebrities as the final stop on the TSN Kraft Celebration Tour hits the Royal City. SportsCentre will go live at 3 p.m. with hosts Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole. 11th Annual Doggy Fun Day, noon to 3 p.m. Queen’s Park (at the playing field above the offleash dog park). Events include the Royal City Rockets dog agility team, doggy displays and games and lots of great doggy prizes. E-mail: doggyfunday.nw@ gmail.com Last Door Slo Pitch Tourney, Moody Park, More than 40 teams and 1,000 spectators will play and demonstrate their community contributions and goodwill.
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Rookie junior A goalie tops at Minto Cup ◗P32 Hyacks open varsity football season on Sept. 3 ◗P32
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The New Westminster Hyacks varsity football team is going to need a lot of tough love this season. After losing more than 20 seniors off its semifinal-finishing roster last year, New Westminster is desperate to get back on a competitive footing in practice to keep up its topfive standing in the B.C. AAA high school football league. The Hyacks will roll at least three junior varsity linemen into the starting rotation this season, including 6-0, 245-pound centre Jonathan He and 5-8 Jordan Chin, younger brother of provincial allstar lineman Casey Chin. Yahia Gamaa will also sub in at guard and tackle this season for the varsity squad. “The kids are strong and tough enough, it’s tough in JVs to get better in practice,” said New Westminster head coach Farhan Lalji. “We know in order to have success, we need to be competitive in practice.” And that’s where Jamie Wandell and Nick Adomat come in. The fearsome pair of 17-year-old Hyacks linemen are among the few returning starters off the New Westminster squad that flirted with a No. 1 team ranking in the province last season. “It’s definitely hard for them because they have to go up against people who have more experience, but they’re getting better,” said Nick, a 260-pound tackle. “We don’t want to go easy on them. It won’t help them with anything. We have to be supportive
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New Westminster linemen: From left to right: Hyack seniors Nick Adomat and Jamie Wandell are mentoring junior varsity starters Jonathan He and Jordan Chin on this season’s varsity football squad. and tough. If they make mistakes, it’s OK. But they still have to perform.” Jamie, who tips the scales at 300 pounds, says he learned a lot about how to be a leader from (Casey) Chin and defensive player of the year Vivie Bojilov, who both went to Simon Fraser University this season to continue their football careers. “Just being tough is like showing (the younger players) what it takes to be a senior. Casey and Vivie showed us how much they wanted to win, and we’re trying to give that back to them, so they can teach it to others, too,” added Jamie. “The whole reason I
joined football was for the physical aspect of it. I was too physical for hockey.” Coach Lalji is happy the two friends chose the gridiron. “In my opinion, Jamie is the best lineman in the province and Nick is not that far behind. Both are in the 6-3, 6-4 range, … and both move exceptionally well.” Last season, Jamie seized his opportunity for a starting spot when Nick, his lifelong buddy, went down with a shoulder separation. “When (Jamie) got the starting place, he really stepped his game up. He took advantage of the opportunity and knew
how needed he was,” said Lalji. Now Lalji and company need his help again. Jamie and Nick have been fast friends since kindergarten. They enjoyed many of the same sports and being in each other’s company. But Lalji sometimes wonders if their friendship is just too good-natured. The two had no problem last season sharing the rotation and bringing a lot of fun into their practice regime. The coaching staff may have preferred to see a little more anger when the two were competing in drills or watching the other play from the sideline.
But both say they are all business. “We always want to see each other do good in games and to not take away any opportunities,” said Nick. “We like to compete, but others don’t always see that,” Jamie added. “In our hearts, we know we’re competing with each other.” And that should be good news for the Hyacks and bad news for the rest of the league. “People will think we’re not as good this year, and that will give us an edge,” said Nick, who doesn’t mind the anonymity of ◗Linemen Page 32
The New Westminster Salmonbellies were half a period away from a Minto Cup final. The B.C. junior A lacrosse league runnerup rallied to tie the semifinal in the third period against Ontario champion Orangeville Northmen, only to eventually fall 64 at the Coquitlam Sports Centre Wednesday. New Westminster struggled to get on the scoresheet in both matchups against the Northmen but eventually found the range five minutes into the final frame when Brandon Goodwin’s spin-around shot found its way across the goalline. Two minutes later Cody Bremner went baseline to close the gap to 4-3. New Westminster’s player of the game, Colton Clark, then tied the score from the point on a power play with his second goal of the game. But Orangeville eventually prevailed, bagging the game-winning tally from Brandon Ivey on a rebound off the end boards. Cody McMahon iced Orangeville’s victory with a transition goal off the bench in the final five minutes of play. Intermediate-aged goalie Frank Scigliano was a stalwart again in goal for ◗Minto Page 32
Salmonbellies sweep ’Rocks, on to third Mann ﬁnal BY TOM BERRIDGE SPORTS EDITOR email@example.com
The New Westminster Salmonbellies are on their way to a third consecutive Mann Cup. The Salmonbellies made short work of the Victoria Shamrocks, dispatching the Western Lacrosse Association regular season runner-up in four straight games in the playoff final series Tuesday. New Westminster made no mistake of its intentions, scoring nine goals in the opening period en route to a 17-8 victory over the ‘Rocks at Bear Mountain Arena. Victoria surprised the visitors with a goal in the first minute
of play. But the Salmonbellies replied with seven straight goals in a 10-minute span to chase starting goalie Nick Patterson from the Victoria goal and put the game almost out of reach. Playoff MVP Jordan Hall counted a first-period hat trick, while first star, rookie Alex Gajic, led all scorers with five goals and eight total points. Craig Conn counted six assists for a team second-best 24 playoff helpers. Matt Roik took the third game star with a 44-save performance for the ‘Bellies. “We had a great start. We jumped all over them,” said Salmonbellies head coach Bob
Salt. The quick 9-2 deficit led to Victoria pulling its goaltender for an extra attacker throughout the match in an attempt to play catchup. That created a lot of fiveon-six situations for the New Westminster defence that was frustrating to play against but helpful in preparing for what’s to come at the Mann in Ontario, said Salt. “We’re going East and we had a lot of practice with our zone. Everyone on our D-end can play it now,” he said. “We really played.” Ilija Gajic, with a seven-point
night, Jordan McBride and Cliff Smith with four-point outings, all added two goals apiece to the ‘Bellie win. WLA playoff scoring leader, Rhys Duch, was held to just two points. After an on-again, off-again 13-5-0 regular season that New Westminster won by just four points over Victoria, the defending playoff champs became more dominant as the post season progressed. “It’s like (we) couldn’t wait to get it over and start the playoffs. ... We responded in the end. Once we got them together, our boys put it into their minds they
wanted to go back to the Mann Cup. They allowed us to coach them,” said Salt. What they took to heart was a simple philosophy called Bellie Ball, Salt added. That system consists of a help defence that pressures the ball carrier, and up front, an offence that moves the ball and cuts the middle. “But it’s a high skill level, for sure,” Salt added. The wrinkle is that New Westminster has succeeded in perfecting it in tight quarters. That will come in handy ◗WLA Page 32
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Ice breaker: Brandon Goodwin, in white, sparked a three-goal scoring spree for the New Westminster Salmonbellies against the Ontario champion Orangeville Northmen that tied the game 4-4 at the Minto Cup championships Wednesday. Orangeville went on to eliminate the ’Bellies with a 6-4 win.
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Minto: ’Bellies look good for next year ◗ continued from page 31
the Salmonbellies, stopping 38 shots. With the win, Orangeville advanced to the best-of-three Minto Cup final against the host Coquitlam Adanacs, which began Friday (after Record deadlines). Game 2 is tonight (Saturday), with Game 3, if necessary, scheduled for Sunday. All games are 8 p.m. starts. “I think we learned a lot from our last game (with Orangeville),” said New Westminster’s Tyson Geick, a Newmarket, Ont. product. “We knew we could play with them.” Geick finished his first year of junior lacrosse with Kitchener-Waterloo following a 5-4 loss to Orangeville and current ’Bellies teammate Jay Card.
It would have been nice to close out his junior career with a win against the Northmen, Geick said. “It hasn’t sunk in yet, but driving away from the rink tonight, I think it will hit me in the stomach. “It could have gone either way,” Geick added. “For us, it would have been nice to have another shot at Coquitlam. But being an Ontario guy, it would have been nice to get one last win against Orangeville.” New Westminster head coach Dan Perreault was more philosophical about the defeat. “I just felt, even though we were down, we had a real good opportunity to win it,” he said. “We needed a little more goal scoring.” But that was no reflection on the effort put out by
the Salmonbellie players, Perreault added. “It didn’t slip away from a poor effort. I was proud of the guys for their effort.” The junior ’Bellies will lose just six players to graduation this season. They also have both goalkeepers returning, including Scigliano, who will have three years of junior lacrosse remaining next year. The rookie junior topped all keepers at the Minto with a sparkling .874 save percentage and a 5.42 goals-against average. “We’re very fortunate that we’re young,” added Perreault. “The team looks solid for next year. “It’s part of growing, before you win sometimes you have to experience a loss.”
Linemen: Hyacks open season Sept. 3 ◗ continued from page 31
being a lineman. New Westminster is pinning high hopes on its game-breaking running back James Belgrave, linebacker Ian Henderson and quarterback Regan Eberding. But Jamie and Nick, and even Jonathan and Jordan, know where those breakout plays are conceived. “We get the praise from the team and our coaches. Even though we don’t get the glory, we have the most important roles on the team,” said Nick. Jamie is equally bullish on the Hyacks’ chances this season. “I think we have the ability, too. We
have a strong team. We’ll be able to push this year and in years to come. I think we’re a lot faster and stronger defensively,” Jamie added. “We have played at this speed and level, the (first-year players) are just trying to catch up a little.” The Hyacks open their 2010 season with an exhibition game against Kennedy High School in Oregon on Sept. 3. Their Friday night home opener will be played against provincial finalist W.J. Mouat at Mercer Stadium on Sept. 10. The Hyacks Homecoming Game is scheduled for the following week against the Terry Fox Ravens.
WLA: Mann Cup back East on Sept. 10 ◗ continued from page 31
against the experienced checking from either the Brampton Excelsiors or the
Peterborough Lakers, who are currently tied 1-1 in the Ontario Major League playoff final series.
The Mann Cup will take place starting on Sept. 10 at the home of the eastern series winner.
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August 29 - Sept. 4 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Sweet, mellow thoughts, solutions, dreams, revisions ﬂoat through your head – but if you actually sit down to write them out, you’ll discover they were “gossamer on the breeze” – insubstantial, impractical, even nonsensical. This gossamer is the “chatter” as your lower mind sorts out the past two years. The true results are substantial and beneﬁcial – and sub-conscious. Do events since 2008 seem grim? No worries: you are coming into your power. Your career efforts need pruning: encourage growth by ending/clipping some involvements. Early week, love, pleasure. Mid: work. Late: caution. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Secrets, mysteries, dreams, subconscious desires (and fears) research, diagnosis, health, investments, debts, large ﬁnances, lifestyle choices, commitments, sexual intimacy – these are emphasized, and in all, mistakes run rife. However, these are also mines ﬁlled with rich veins running through the past – there might be an old investment, a former intimate partner, an old piece of research that holds deep beneﬁts for you! (Most likely to appear Sunday to Tuesday.) But make NO new investments (etc.) before Sept. 12. Romance calls mid-week. Careful with health, chores Friday/Saturday. Pisces Feb.19-March20:Thepastisalive;thepresent, as if scared, dithers around, circling uncertainties. So deal with the past – former agreements, opportunities, negotiations, relationships. These yield beneﬁts. Every relationship holds something in its hands: money, love, sex, commitment, the future: especially now. The deeper you plunge, the more you will ﬁnd, most of it gratifying. You could get hooked on someone, August September! Sunday to Tuesday accent travel, communications. Mid-week draws you toward home, foundations. Friday/Saturday bring romantic, pleasure urges: be honest, cautious. email@example.com • Reading: 416-686-5014
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Health care jobs on the rise these new Canadian seniors will be creating a signiﬁcant demand for health care across the board. In addition to the increased need for health care, as older workers retire, the mass retirement will create openings for advancement and entry into jobs previously held by boomers. In short, the swell in the senior population spells out security for workers in the health care industry and opportunity for students seeking a future with good prospects. According to Jobfutures. ca, Canada’s National Career and Education planning tool, a number of occupations in the health care industry have been given the “Good Prospect” stamp of approval. By “Good”, the government
Canada is on the cusp of a major change. The ﬁrst wave of our country’s aging baby boomers is about to turn 65. With this milestone birthday comes retirement, of course, along with a host of challenges that will dramatically transform the country. Most signiﬁcantly, mass retirement will have a striking impact upon employment and health care in Canada. As Canadians enter their golden years, they will be turning to the medical community to keep them healthy. In fact, over the next twenty ﬁve years, the passage of about 10 million boomers into retirement will present both major challenges and opportunities for our country’s medical system. From dental work to x-rays to in-home support,
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of Canada is indicating that new entrants into that particular ﬁeld have “a relatively easy time ﬁnding permanent employment in targeted occupations with relatively high pay or attractive labour market conditions.” Of the forty or so occupations listed as “Good” prospects for 2010, over half are in the health care industry. As the country prepares for the upcoming 25 years of boomer retirement and its accompanying need for increased health care, this number can only be expected to rise-good news for current and potential health care workers. So what are some of the careers that stand to prosper from this mass retirement? We’ll take a look at three of these rising-star careers to learn more about the nature of the work, the education required and what one can expect to earn while contributing to this booming ﬁeld. DENTAL ASSISTANT Dental assistants can perform a number of duties in support of a dentist. These can include polishing teeth, applying ﬂuoride, preparing patients for dental examinations, preparing dental instruments and
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taking x-rays. Dental assistants require training in a college program and, in all provinces but Quebec, licensing is mandatory. Once graduated, Dental assistants can expect to earn about $16.51 per hour. The growth of employment for this ﬁeld is above average and expected to remain as such due, not only to the aging population, but also to the increase in Canadians with insurance coverage and improvements in dental technology. PHARMACY ASSISTANT Pharmacy assistants assist pharmacists by preparing, packaging and labeling pharmaceutical products. They also verify prescriptions, maintain patient records and monitor inventories of medications and pharmaceutical products. Pharmacy assistants require completion of secondary school and a college program in Pharmacy Assistant or Pharmacy Technician training. Once completed, a Pharmacy Assistant can expect to earn an hourly wage of about $14.51. NURSE (NURSE AIDE) Nurse Aides attend to the needs of patients in hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities. They may be involved in answering call signals, serving meals, take patient’s blood pressure, collect ﬂuid specimens, maintain inventory of supplies and perform maintenance tasks such as cleaning and sterilizing equipment. A Nurse Aide usually requires a college program with practical, on-the-job training. Once graduated, a Nurse Aide can expect to earn about $14.77 per hour. The next few years will bring many changes with them. For those Canadians thinking about jobs and what education or training they need for a prosperous future, it’s important to consider the effects of phenomena like the baby boomers. A growing and aging population that requires more health services coupled with new vacancies in these ﬁelds present a positive outlook for health care jobs. The three ﬁelds highlighted here give an idea of solid directions for students considering a new career in Canada but they are just a selection of the many opportunities that will be opening over the next few years. This period may be the end of work for some but it can be the beginning of a long and happy career for others.
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There are many people who wish time travel was possible. Simply go back to a period of life that you want to redo and have the opportunity to make a change or do it completely different. Those who are stuck in unfulﬁlling jobs due to a lack of proper training or the right schooling may have particularly strong feelings on this subject. However, you don’t need a time machine to rethink your career part and make a change. Simply going back to school can be the answer. Today, Education Statistics reports that more than half of all students enrolled in colleges and universities are “nontraditional students,” or those who are 25 and older. These are senior citizens who weren’t content with retirement and want to learn new skills. They are also men and women who raised children and want to further their careers now that the kids are out of the house. Some non-traditional students are those seeking advanced degrees so they can apply for better positions. Others are studying coursework completely different from what they currently do as an occupation in order to change career ﬁelds. Regardless of the reasons behind going back to school, the investment in education will help you reap rewards in the future. Here are some advantages of returning to school:
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MAREMMA PUPS for sale; working parents; 5 males, 3 females; $450 ph. 604-823-4797
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The Estate of Rose Louise Tebbutt, Deceased, formerly of #1210 - 7288 Acorn Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the estate of ROSE LOUISE TEBBUTT are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the undersigned Executrix at #330 - 522 Seventh Street, New Westminster, BC, V3M 5T5 on or before September 30, 2010, after which date the Executrix will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executrix then has notice. JOAN BEAULIEU, Executrix CASSADY & COMPANY, Solicitors
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10 Renaissance Sq. 612-4344 Large 1 BR loft, 1.5 baths, prkg, gym, Sep 1, lease, $1350.
280 Ross Dr. 612-4344, New 14th flr, 2 BR, 2 baths, small pet ok, lease, $1400.
9098 Halston Court 612-4344 2 BR, 2 baths, gym, pool, prkg, lease $1300.
9868 Cameron St. 612-4344 2 BR, 2 baths, 2 prkg, view, n/p, Sep 1, lease, $1450. AMAZING 2BDRM, 2bth + den * Rent-to-Own * Cora Towers, close to shops/transit. Low Down. Call Dave (604) 787-1413 to view. BACH & 1 BR, nicely done, cls to shop & transit, secured, incls heat, h/w, prkg, Start @ $675. 604-325-1385 www.remirealty.ca
BBY, Brentwood. Big 1 BR. $750 incl ht & h/w. Quiet, adult-oriented building. Ns/np. 604-841-6984
401 Westview St, Coq
BBY, 2 BR Apt, cls to school and Lougheed Mall, newly reno’d kitch & bath, N/s, N/p, Avail Sept 1, $1150/mo. Call 604-420-7023. BBY LGHEED Mall, 1 BR View condo, 8th flr, storage, reno’d. Indoor Pool, Gym. Avail now. $1050 incls utls. 604-944-8881 BBY METROTOWN 1 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-788-1867 BBY METROTOWN 1 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-848-1790 BBY METROTOWN 1 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-994-2334 BBY SIMON FRASER APTS, 7175 Pandora St, close to SFU, shops & transit, 1 Br $875, 2 Br $1000 incl heat/hw, hardwood, new paint, 1 yr lease, np, Call Lorne Dorset Realty 604-299-0803
BURNABY, OMA-2, 3 BR, sub Penthouse, 26th flr, 2 bath, granite counters, 2 balcony, 2 prkg, all ammens, storage, f/p, view, very bright $2225. cat ok, avail now . Ray 604-313-8817
COQ. 1 BR, $750. 2 BR, $850, 3 BR, $1050. Sept 1. Incl d/w, ht, prkg. 604-523-9950 or 521-8249 COQ. L’heed mall. Lrg 1 BR, stor, u/g prkg. NS/NP. suits 1. $700. incl ht & h/w, Sep 1. 604-537-7120
BURNABY CENTRE Metrotown Area - Bby
Updated Studio & 1 BR Apts. Rental Incentives Offered. Rent includes heat and hot water.
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CALYPSO COURT 1030 - 5th Ave, New West Near Transportation & Douglas College. Well Managed Building.
office: 604 524-8174 cell: 604 813-8789
815 - 5th Ave, New West
Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.
office: 604 939-2136 cell: 604 805-9490
Bachelor suite, 1 BR & 2 BR apts. Incl heat, h/w & cable. U/grd parking avail. No pets. Call 604-521-2866 or 604-619-5323
Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation.
Large units some with 2nd bathroom or den. On bus routes, close to S.F.U. & Lougheed Mall.
545 Rochester Ave, Coq
N. WEST, lrg, cln 2 BR with balc & view, $920 incls ht, h/w, locker, avl Now, N/p, N/s. 778-991-8818.
555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq
Orlean Ridge - 990 Adair Ave 2 ensuite BR, h/w flrs, 2 prkg, lease, $1400. 612-4344
KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.
office: 604 937-7343 cell: 778 848-5993
McBride Blvd, New West
Extra large 1 BR, 2 BR, 2 BR + Den & 3 BR Apts. Renovated, rent includes heat & hot water. www.masseyplace.com
St Andrews Street 1, 2 or 3 BR Apt, Large balcony, updated, nr transit & amens, Avl Sept 1, small pet ok with pet deposit.
Call 604-540-9300 VILLA MARGARETA 320-9th St, New West
Bach & 1 BR Available. All Suites Have Balconies. Undergrd Parking Available. Refs Required. Small Pet Ok.
CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES
GARDEN VILLA 1010 6th Ave, New West
1 BR & 2 BR Available. Beautiful atrium with fountain. By shops, college & transit. Pets negotiable. Ref required.
CALL 604 715-7764 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES
CANTERBURY COURT Fifth Ave, New West 1 BR $735. 2 BR $915. 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
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
415 Westview St, Coq
MONTECITO TOWERS Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR
office: 604 939-4903 cell: 778-229-1358
office: 604 939-8905 cell: 604 916-0261
604 420-5636 www.montecitotowers.com
BONSOR APTS Renovated high rise, concrete building. Penthouse, 1 BR & 2 BR available. Very close to Metrotown, Skytrain & Bonsor swimming pool. Rent includes heat, hot water. Reference required.
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POCO 2 BR Apts, $755/mo & $775/mo, quiet-family complex, no pets. Call 604-464-0034 POCO, 3 BR Apt, in very quiet 6 unit bldg. Coin laundry. $1100/mo incls heat & light. Sept 1. N/P. 604-941-4877 or 604-240-2562
Port Moody NEW PORT VILLAGE
New DELUXE Condo Available NOW. 1 BR & Den • 900 square feet
7 appls, parking, storage. Rec & Amenity rooms. NS / NP.
PORT MOODY, Newport Village. 2 BR + den, concrete bldg, 2 full baths. F/p, in-suite w/d, h/wd flrs, granite counters, S.S. applis, 2 u/grd prkg, gym. No pets. Ocean & mountain view! $1,875/mo + util. Avail Sept 15. 604-469-9261 SILVER STAR Apts. 6125 Silver Ave. Across St from Metrotown & skytrain, clean, quiet close to bus & shops, 1 br, $825, avail, heat h/w incld, no pets, 1 yr lease, Dorset Realty John 604-439-9602
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.
ROYAL CRESCENT ESTATES
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
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 www.sunsetparkapt.com
STILL CREEK Co-op 2 bdrm handicapped unit, Oct. 1st. Share purchase is $2100.Wheelchairs, scooters & walkers need only apply. 604-436-4060. 2765 Cooperative Way, Vcr.
Close to Lougheed Mall, all Transportation Connections, Schools & S.F.U.
PITT MEADOWS golf course 2BR, 2ba, 2 yrs old, ss appls, granite, lg deck, inste w/d, ns/np. Av now. $1200. 604-780-3926
604- 983- 8046
Extra Large 2 Bedrooms. Close to Lougheed Mall & S.F.U.
●spacious apartments ●heat, h/w, prkg, indoor pool ●ball court, daycare available ●near skytrain, shopping and kids park. Sorry no pets.
NEW WEST. Reno’d 1 BR New Appl’s etc. No Pets, From $775 inc. HT/HW 604-724-8353
1 BR, (80% adult bldg), $750. 2 BR fr $925. 3 BR fr $1100.
office: 604 936-1225
552 Dansey Ave, Coq
N. WEST, Lrg 1 BR $895 & 2 BR $1095, hdwd flrs, heat hot/water & cable. Cat OK. Nr transit, quiet bldg. Av now. Jim 604-728-2086
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CALL (604) 524-5840 460 Westview St. 612-4344 1 BR, near lougheed Mall, prkg, n/p, lease, $895
2232 McAllister Port Coquitlam 1 BR & 2 BR Apartments
2 BR, 875 sf, spac open condo in concrete high rise in the heart of Surrey’s future. Patio, s/s appls, new w/d, recently updated, storage locker, full gym, sauna, u/g prkg & more. Save your downpayment and assume my mortgage! $208,500. Danny 778-840-2971
2 BR+DEN, Fireplace, all appliances, W/D, HW flooring, 2 secure parking, WO facility in complex. Yearly lease. $1600.00/mo. 604-999-7005
office: 604 936-3907
1 & 2 BR Condos West Side 5 appl heat, gas incl. Sept 1, $1,295-$1,795 n/p n/s www.regiussuites.ca 604-873-5402
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COQ, MUNDY Park. lrg 2 BR, lower lvl, 5 appl, carport. $995 incl util. Ns/Np, Sep 1. 604-291-2090
NEW WEST. Modern 2 BR. Quiet bldg. Prkg. $995 incl util. Now or Oct 1. Nr Skytrain. 604-618-7766
BBY, N. On bus route & near SFU & BCIT. $700/mo incl meals/util. N/s. Must like pets. 604-294-2074
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102-120 Agnes St, N.West
Hi-Rise Apartment with River View & Indoor Pool. 1 BR & 2 BR Available. Rent includes heat & hot water. Remodelled Building and Common area. Gated undergrd parking available. References required.
CALL 604 525-2122 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES
BBY, UPPER Deer Lake. 5 BR, 2 lev, 2 baths, 5 appl, big deck, garage. $2700/mo. By BCIT/Metrotown. NS/NP. 604-897-9841
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BBY / Canada Way, 2 BR Home, appls, close to school & bus. Call Abby 604-562-1070, or Masoom 778-242-9468
BBY, NORTH. 2 BR bsmt, $875 incl utls. nr transit. Av now. Ns/np, 604-298-7781 or 778-855-8871
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 Call Kristen 604 435-5555 or 786-4663
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BBY, SOUTH. Newer 1 BR, f/bath. No w/d, ns/np. $700/mo incl hydro/cbl. 604-527-7793
BBY, SOUTH Slope. Clean 2 BR bsmt. $800/mo incl hydro/cable. Ns/np, no laundry. 778-867-9715 COQ 2 BR ($1100), 1000 sqft, 1 BR ($900), 800 sqft, above grnd ste, nr Douglas College, full patio, full bath, w/d, alrm, prkg incls utils, n/s, n/p, Oct 1, 604-805-4271 COQ 2 BR g/lvl ste, 1100 sqft, 4 appls, full bath, patio, f/p, storage, no dogs, nr ammens, Avail Now, $900 + 40% utils, 604-307-4103 COQ 2 yr old, all amens, skytrain, Mall, 1 BR + work space, 6 appls, 9 flr w/view, prkg, gym, $1130, N/s, N/p, Oct 1. 604-519-8537 COQ LANSDOWNE New 2 BR Bsmt Ste, 1bth, $850 incl ½ elec, lndry + cbl, np/Ns. Cls to Coq Cntr. Avail Now. 604-468-4450 COQ LRG 1 BR + Office, n/s, w/d, $850 incls utils, cbl & net, nr SFU. 778-786-8012
WESTWOOD PLAT, 2 large BR bsmnt stes, $850/mo + 1/3 hydro, f/s, w/d, N/s, N/p, Avl immed. BLUE MTN & Austin, 2 BR bsmnt ste, 4 appls, N/p, N/s, $740/mo incls hyd. 604-649-8909
1 BR in 3 BR hse, nr Highgate Mall, Metrotown & skytrain, n/s, n/p, $650, Immed, 604-431-7777
COQ. Near Lough Mall Skytrain. Bright 1 BR. Shared w/d. Ns/np. $700/mo. Immed. 604-931-1945 COQ. NICE, quiet, top flr, reno’d 3 BR, f/p, w/d, N/p, N/s, $1100/mo + 1/2 utils. immed. 604-809-9850 LRG 2 BDRM +DEN, 2 BTHRM bsmt suite. $1000 + 1/3 Utilities. Sm pets ok. Avail Sept 1. Call 604-312-4829. N WEST, Queenborough newer 1 BR g/lvl ste, $650/mo incls utils/ cbl/net, nr transit, no laundry, ns. np. Refs. Immed. 604-767-7540
Coq./Poco/ Port Moody
2 GREAT people needed to share 3br suite in Cen Coq w/ female student. 6 new appl, bright & clean. $500 & share util each. 604-939-7915
1 BDRM + Den,1Bath,bsmt suite, shared w/d,util incl.near sfu/bcit/ skytrain/bus.No Pets.Avail Aug21 $1000 604-897-8691 2 BR, Lrg, Queensboro, N. West, avl now, gas f/p, lrg patio/yrd. Nr bus. $850. NS/NP. 604-524-9247
NEW WEST. 1 BR + den. Sh’d w/d. F/yard. $875/mo incl hydro/ cbl. One friendly dog or cat ok! N/s. Immed. Ref. 604-626-9073
NEW WEST. Large 1 BR + den. Nr 22 S/train. $790/mo incl hydro/ cable. Now. Ns/np. 604-710-1864 NEW WEST West End, 2 BR bsmt ste, incls utils, cbl & internet, w/d, nr 22 St Skytrain, $1050. n/s, n/p, Avail Immed. 604-346-6009 NEW WEST, West End. 2 BR, grd/lvl. Ns/np. Includes util/cable. Available now. 604-522-1896
2BR BBY N spac g/lvl, priv yd, shrd w/d, nr amen, sky/tr, bus, ns, np. $975+1/2 utils. 604-420-6339 3 BDRM Bsmt $950 incl util.No pets or smoking Near stores/ schools/park-604 671 0815 - Kris
POCO 1 BR, tile h/w flrs, own w/d, nr all ammens, n/s, n/p, $750 incls utils, Avail Sep 1. 604-942-7109
POCO. 2 BR in character home. F/bath, gas f/p, sh’d w/d, lrg deck, h/wd floors. $1,150/mo incl hydro/ cbl/’net. Oct 1. N/s. 604-339-9278
3151 E 7th Ave, Newly reno’d 2 BR top flr, 1 bath, $1350. 1 BR bsmt $650 incls utils. Sep 1. 604-434-8957, 604-828-3738
POCO, 3BR bsmt ste, avail Sept 1, $1250 incl util, own w/d, N/P, N/S, nr all amens, Call 778-882-9644, 778-999-3565
Bby 10th Ave 1 BR ste on mn lvl, Avail Now, nr schl & bus, n/s, n/p. 604-324-6499, 604-771-0275
POCO DESIREABLE 1 BR grnd lev ste, 900sf, 5 appls, gas f/p, elec base brd heat, lrg kitch & BR, priv entry, cov patio, south facing, near transit. NS/NP. $875 incls utls. Avail Sep 1. 604-941-5928
BBY Brantford. 2 BR bsmt ste, 4 appls, gas f/p. incls cbl, nr Imperial, Refs Req. Avail Sept 1. $900 + utls. NS/NP. 604-438-5463 BBY, BRENTWOOD, 2 BR g/lvl, sh’d W/D, garage. Ns/np. $1000 incls utils. Sept 1. 604-294-1317 BBY EAST, 12th/Can. Way. 2BR Full Bath, n/s, n/p, incl util & cable. no w/d, $800/mo. 604-626-6127
BBY, EDMONDS. 2 BR, f/bath, sh’d w/d. Ns/np. $850/mo incl hydro/cbl. Sept 1. 604-524-6614
3 BR, 1½ baths, fridge/stove, laundry hook-up. $1,250/mo + utilities. Near Skytrain, schools and Lougheed Hwy in North Burnaby. Family-oriented complex. Immed. N/s, no dogs. ★ Cats are welcome! ★
POCO 2 BR T/H, $815/mo quietfamily complex, no pets. Avail Now, Call 604-464-0034
PORT MOODY, 2 BR bmnst, avail Sept 1, N/s, N/p, $800/mo incls w/d, cable & utils. 604-931-7035 cel 778-839-7967 QUEENSBOROUGH. 1 BR. $550/mo incl util/sat tv. Sept 1st. 604-515-7875 or 778-829-7675
* RENOS * Bsmt refinish * Drywall * Bath Tiles * Windows * Doors * Stairs. Call Norm 604-437-1470
Professional Carpet Cleaning & Small Moves
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.
MOVERS & STORAGE
SPACE Van Lines Ltd. BOOKING ❑ Local ❑ Long Distance For: ALL WEATHER PRODUCTS LTD. ❑Rep: International ❑ Overseas LBampton Ad#: 1258483 Senior & Student Discounts Up to 20% • FREE Boxes • FREE Storage
Insured & Bonded
Toll Free 1-877-964-4490
Contact 604 939-0221
Fabulous Rooﬁng Showroom SPACE The Rooﬁng Store • 604-421-8088
The Rooﬁng Store
BOOKING DON’T BUY a Roof! For: SOUTH AMERICAN VAN LINES LTD. Visit ourRep: showroom ﬁrst to discover great deals, smarter choices, DTJames huge selection, and rooﬁng that makes your home look better! Ad#: 1262737 All Weather Products
BBY 6994 Greenwood St, Brand New approx 1800sf W/H with finished office, clean, large O/H door, 3 phase power, avail Now. Call 604 929-9493 www.westrockproperty.com
2717 Lake City Way, Burnaby
Mon-Fri 7:30am-4:30pm Sat 8am-1pm www.roofingstore.ca
*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925
40% OFF ALL OVERSTOCK ITEMS FREE grout on all tile work
#1113 Low Cost Electric 522-3435 Comm/Res/Panel change Heating/Appl Repair. Lic & Bonded.
#1167 LIC Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter, WCB, low rates, 24/7. 617-1774. ABACUS ELECTRIC.ca Lic Elect
ROYAL STEAM CLEANING CO. Carpet & Upholstery. Move in & out cleaning. Call 604-765-8054
LIC. ELECTRICIAN #37309 Commercial & residential renos & small jobs. 778-322-0934.
A.S.B.A ENTERPRISE Comm/ Res, Free Est, $20/hr incls supplies, Insured, 604-723-0162 EXP CLEANING ladies avail 7 days/wk. Bonded. Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond 604-928-0025 EXP’D CLEANER using non toxic products. References available. Call Yolanda 778-228-8228
DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Prompt, Professional, Family run 40+yrs. Seniors % 604 240-3408 DRIVEWAY / CONCRETE REMOVAL. Free estimates. Disposal King, 604-889-2085
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
ALL WORK GUARANTEED Specializing in drywall & textured ceiling repairs, drywall ﬁnishing, stucco repairs, painting. Fully insured.
Tile - Hardwood - Carpet - Vinyl
TRUSTED HOME IMPROVEMENTS
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Lawn Maintenance Power Raking Moss Control Trimming Power Washing Call for our SUMMER SPECIALS 604-589-8527 604-771-4636
STEVEN’S ELECTRICAL Emergency Service & Repairs #15238.............. 604-250-5125
ALL ABOUT FLOORS Hardwood, Laminate. Free Estimates. Call Mo 778-789-4333
Artistry of Hardwood Floors
Refinish, sanding, install, dustless 604-219-6944 We cover the HST Golden Hardwood & Laminate Prof intall, refinishing, sanding, and repairs. 778-858-7263 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT
one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865
DIRECT FROM THE MILL 6x8 Fence Panels from $27, Siding, Decking, Roofing, Shed, Split Rail, etc... We Install Chain Link & Cedar Fencing. Free Est. 7753 Edmonds St, Burnaby Call 604 520-7792 Timberlandforestproducts.com West Coast Cedar Installations Custom fencing, decking & more 604-244-8824, Cell: 604-788-6458
THE ART OF HARDWOOD FLOORS
Full Seamless Gutter Installation/Repairs Sofﬁts All jobs Guaranteed. Fully insured/WCB covered Will beat any competitors price
604-439-9417 EDGEMONT GUTTERS
• Sales & Installation of 5’’ Continuous Gutter • Minor Repairs • Cleaning
604-420-4800 Established 1963
Clog Free Gutters, Guaranteed! Free Labour till Sept-15-2010 604-736-8791 www.guttershutter.com
PRESSURE WASHING, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs Call George 778-859-7793
Installations Refinishing & Repairs
PRP GUTTER CLEANING & GUTTER REPAIRS. Free estimates 604-764-0399
Steve’s Gutter Cleaning & Repair from $98. Gutters vacuumed & hand cleaned. 604-524-0667
Dust Free. Affordable Rates! Free Estimates.
Lawn & Garden
D & J GardenScape
GENSON ELECTRICAL Licenced & bonded. EC #102722 Ind/Comm/Res. 604-763-7021
* Level Tile & Flooring *
Contr 97222. 40 yrs exp. 1 stop! Reas. rates! BBB. 778-988-9493.
ARCO DRYWALL. Board, tape, texture, frame. New & renos. 16 years exp. Mike, 604-825-1500
Commercial/Residential. Guaranteed work. Disinfect, odor and stain removal. Rug/Upholstery/Sofa/Stairs. Special: 1 BR Apt, only $60.
SFU BSMT. 2 big bdrms,1 full bthrm. Full size in suite lndry. Close to transit, Lougheed mall. 5 min to SFU. Sept 15. $1100. 604 808-2274
HOME SERVICES Systems Ltd.
BBY DEER LAKE, Room avail Immed, ns/np, utils incls, bath rm, w/d, cooking, Burris & Cda Way, 604-782-4904 weekdays aft 4pm
6605 COQ MARINER, Upper 3 BR, 1.5 bath, livg rm, din’g, kitch, $1450. CAPE HORN Upper 4 BR, 2 bath, livg, din’g, fam rm, garage, $1800. Both all appls. Zia, 604-551-5652
BBY NICE 2 BR ste avail immed. Close to all amens. No w/d. $900 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-523-2784
CENT COQ 3 BR 2 bath exec home, 2 gas f/p, prkg, nr schools. N/S $2000 plus util 604-939-7915 COQ, COMO LAKE. 3 BR mn flr, big patio, big yd, small garage, w/d, Avail Oct 1, $1300 + % utils. 604-939-6765
CALL THE EXPERTS
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
ACE HANDYMAN SERVICE Pressure washing, painting, lawncare, rubbish. Joe, 604-657-0346
LANDSCAPE INSTALLATION, tree services, hedge trimming, autumn lawncare. 778-885-6488
Landscaping A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, garden, tree svcs. Pruning, yard clean-up, rubbish. 319-5302
FORTRESS RETAINING WALLS & LANDSCAPES
• Driveways • Sod • Topsoil • Sand • Gravel • River Rock • Bark Mulch • Fencing & Woodworking • Arbours • Pergolas • Bridges
Lawn & Garden • Clean-ups & Disposal, Gutters/Press Washing Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142
• Retaining Walls • Patios • Walkways • Interlocking Paving Stones Certiﬁed by The National Concrete Masonry Association
CHRIS SPRUSTON 604-908-1258
LAWNS CUT, yard and garden clean-up, hedge trim, rubbish removal & gutters. 604-773-0075 T. TRAN-604-723-2468, new lawn & garden bed maint, pruning, weeding, cleanup .. Reliable.
Able Boys Landscaping Ltd. bobcat/lawn/cedar fence/paving stones, trim trees. 604-377-3107 ★ AMAZING TOUCH LAND’G ★ Paving, retaining walls, turfing, planting. Call 604-889-4083 Landscape/Dirt Removal, Yard Grading. Free estimates Disposal King, 604-889-2085
YARD CLEAN-UP, Trim/Prune hedges, rubbish removal, Free estimate. 604-710-9670
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Retaining walls, facing, cultured stone.
Moving & Storage
Talk to Someone You Trust.
CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING Sears also installs ROOFING, WINDOWS, WINDOW COVERINGS & CARPETING
POPEYE’S MOVING 604-783-6454 Vancouver 604-377-2503
www.popeyesmovingbc.com TWO BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery. Local & Long Distance; Best Rate! Joseph 604-720-0931
TWO BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery. Local & Long Distance; Best Rate! Joseph 604-720-0931
24 HOURS 1-800-4-MY-HOME • (1-800-469-4663)
Moving & Storage
AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men
1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From
DENALI PAINTING − Ext. & Int. Seniors Discount. WCB. Free Est. Reas Rates. 778-320-4438 Good Day Painting Fully Insured, Quality Work, Res/Comm, No Payment till Job is Completed! Call Thomas 604 377-1338 MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured.
Oil Tank Removal
STORMWORKS Oil Tank Removal Recommended Insured Reasonable Rates 604-724-3670
CONFIDENT PAINTING LTD.
Int. & Ext. Specialist, 20 yrs exp. * Reas. Rates, High Quality * Fast, clean, with ref’s Licensed, Insured & WCB
TOP Painting & Pressure Wash Res/Comm. Best Rate / Free Est Top Quality! Joe 604-782-1377
Drainage & Plumbing Inc.
Plumbing, Drainage, Repairs & Installation
Main sewer lines, water lines, camera inspections, plugged drains, hot water tanks and drain tiles. 24/7 Emergency available Sat/Sun/Holidays Licensed, Insured, Bonded
#1 IN RATES & SERVICE Licenced local plumber. Plug Drains, Reno’s 1-877-861-2423
AJK MOVING LTD.
Experienced Movers ~ 2 Men $50 ~ • Includes all Taxes • Licenced & Insured • Professional Piano Movers
Kraft Painting & Decorating EXPERTS OF ALL ASPECTS OF PAINTING Brush
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR
Fully Guaranteed, Worksafe Covered
RUDI 604-939-0697 or 778-838-2666
Magic Star Painting
for Free Estimates
Family Moving Ltd. FamilyMovingLtd.ca
STORAGE & PIANOS
604-722-5454 604-781-4055 $30 P/HR. Abe Moving & Delivery & Rubbish Removal. ★ Available 24 hours. Abe at: 604-999-6020 A MOVING EXPERIENCE WITH L & D ENTERPRISES !!! Fast & Dependable Special Rates Seniors Disc. Call 604-464-5872 AAA ADVANCE MOVING Experts in all kinds of Moving, Storage & Packing. Different from the Rest. 604-861-8885 AMI MOVING ★ 3-5 ton cube. Starting at $39/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620
Call Now: 780-6510
Interior/Exterior Specialist Many Years Experience Fully Insured Top Quality, Quick Work Free Estimate
Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS
PRIMO PAINTWORKS Interior & Exterior
* EXCELLENT PRICES * JBA MOVING Fully ins, local & long dist. 10 yrs in business. 604-830-5553. jbamoving.com
10% Off with this Ad! Aman’s Plumbing Service, Lic. Gas Fitter, Reas. Rates. 778-895-2005
Top Quality Quick Work
MAC ROOFING INC.
Residential & Commercial Tar & Gravel to Torch On Conversion Member of Shell Busey’s House Smart Referral Network ★ Govt Certified ★ 20 yrs exp
ALL JUNK - remove for res. & Comm. Free est. 7days/wk. $15off. w/ad. 604-537-8523 BEN’S RUBBISH REMOVAL $50-$150 a load. Yard clean up. Bby/N West/Vncr. 778-859-8760
YOUNG BROTHERS ROOFING
★ASK DISCOUNT RUBBISH★ Best Prices, Yard, House/Const, Demo. 7 days Ray, 604-727-6153
DISPOSAL BINS 4 - 40 yard bins. From $179 - $565 including dump fees. Disposal King, 604-306-8599
Shingles, Cedar Shakes, or Torch-on. 30, 40, 50 material warranty Member • WCB Certiﬁed
Quality Work * Ref’s avail
Save Your Dollars
✓ RenoRite 604-781-7695
BATHS * KITCHENS * SUITES & MORE
Call: 778-896-4858 Reroofing & Repair Asphalt & Torch On Carports ★ Garages ★ NO HST!
A1 CONTRACTING. Bsmt, bath, kitchen cabinets, tiling, painting & decks. Dhillon, 604-782-1936
10% off ALIN Maintenance •Roof •Chimney •Skylight Repairs •All Leak Problems! 604-319-2229
A1 RENOVATIONS/OVER 25 yrs experience. Res/Comm. Free estimate, refs avail. 604-720-2911 ALL RENOS Bathrooms starting @ $2495 Call Rick • 604-617-9208
A Save on Roofing - specialize in ★refoof ★ repair★ Fully Ins. Free est. 10% discount 778-892-1266
$ BEST RATES $
Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Fully insured & WCB
Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585
A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986)
All Work Guaranteed
RUBBISH - Junk - Reno - metal Etc. removal. Free estimate. Fast & friendly. Sam 778-223-7017 THE FAMILY MAN Big or Small we do it all. 604-754-8559 or 604-515-0440
J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. Residential / Commercial. 604-761-6079 Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925
Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915 www.treeworksonline.ca Wildwood Tree Services, Exp Hedge Trimming and Removal & Tree Pruning. Free Est. 604-893-5745
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
Alive & still roofing after 50 years!! RCABC Certified Roofers. BILL the Roofer • 604-522-8516
First Choice Roofing We specialize in flat roofs, fully insured. WCB, Miguel 778-231-7973
Collectibles & Classics
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
Garage • Basement • Backyard
Better Quality, Better Service
• Framing • Flooring • Finishing Carpentry • Painting • Drywall • T i l i n g Senior discount
8Plumbing 8Drain Cleaning 8Hot Water Tank Specials 8Seniors Discounts
Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance
Also Special Truck for Clean-Ups
Renovations & Home Improvement
ALLEN Asphalt, concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187
We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac
Moving • Storage • Deliveries Local & Long Distance Movers Residential • Commercial Industrial
TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK
8195 604-299-5511 ext 213
ANMORE PAINTING. Ext & int, 15 yrs exp. Excellent refs. Call Andrew 604-537-4764
To place your ad call
Free Est./Written Guarantee
No Hassle Quick Work Insured /WCB
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
PRESSURE WASHING, siding, gutters, tile, roof, treat moss. Gill, 604-897-4204, 604-599-4204
Renovations & Home Improvement
TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS Since 1983
FROM DESIGN TO FINISH
Specialties Include: Kitchen & Bath Improvements We Also Do: • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements
Residential & Commercial
RENOVATIONS Interior & Exterior. Kitchen, Basement, Bathroom, New construction. WCB covered. For a Free Estimate call
• Residential Rooﬁng • Homes • Strata • Installations • Repairs • 24 Hour Emergency Service Member BBB - Member RCABC Full Liability Coverage and WCB
Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank
Designated Project Managers and Third Party Inspections
Call 604-327-3086 for a free estimate Quote code 2010 for a 5% discount
www.crownresidentialrooﬁng.com #1 Rooﬁng Company in BC All types of Rooﬁng Over 35 Years in Business Call for your FREE ESTIMATE
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
COAST TO COAST ROOFING 15 Years Experience RE-ROOF & REPAIR SPECIALIST ~ No Job Too Small ~
Gary, 604-897-3614 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
Scrap Car Removal
* We Remove & Recycle Anything*
Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs
10% OFF WITH THIS AD www.604rubbish.com
NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM
Removal FREEScrap/Car No Wheels No Problem
HOUR 2Service From Call
Family Owned & Operated
All Types of Rooﬁng & Repairs - Insured All Types of Roofing & Repairs - Insured bcheemaroofing.ca
2005 MALIBU, like new only 38K! 4dr, V6, all options, pwr wind, locks air cond. etc. Golden tan w cream int. A good safe, reliable vehicle. Only $7798 OBO call 604-924-2088
SPECIAL $250 Discount Call (604) CaPaul ll Pau l (604722-3600 ) 722-3600
1990 LANDCRUISER Prado 152 K, clean, no rust, replaced tires, battery etc. $7500. 604-874-0536 2007 MERCEDES GL450, Must Sell! 4 matic, local, silver, 7 seats, dvds $48,500 obo, 604-808-8481
Sports & Imports
1993 BMW M5, rare 3.8, only 121km, books/records, as new. $18,800. 604-987-3876. D24627
Accepts Visa & M/C
SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM B-Cheema B-Cheema Roofing Ltd Roofing Ltd
1985 PORSCHE 911 Coupe, 1-owner, only 134km, immac $29,800. 604-987-3876. D24627
SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL
Trips to the dumps start at
604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC
Disposal & Recycling
W i t h 1 7 c u b i c y a rd t r u c ks
Rubbish Removal Seniors discount. 604-807-0198 $30 P/HR. Abe Moving & Delivery & Rubbish Removal. ★ Available 24 hours. Abe at: 604-999-6020 A.J.K. Moving Ltd. Special truck for clean-ups. Any size job. Lic# 32839 604-875-9072 873-5292
2006 MERCEDES C230, 58K 6 cyl. 2.5L, black & silver, dual ac loaded, $21,600, 778-279-8856 MOBILE VEHICLE INSPECTION 604-307-6781 NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738
CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES 2H
John 778-288-8009 Call anytime
2006 HONDA Civic DX Coupe $12,500. Auto, dark blue, PWR Locks/Windows, heated mirrors, digital dash, 4 new tires, new brakes. Honda Serviced. NO Accidents. 100k. Great on gas, +extras. Coq. ★ 604-868-3128
#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200
2000 HONDA Odyssey EX, 235 K, org owner, all records, exc cond, $5500. 604-671-6488
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673 ★ FREE TOWING ★ up to $300 CASH Today!
2005 DODGE Grand Caravan, 89K, silver, 3.3L, V6, 7 seats, ac, all power, privacy glass, clean, exc cond. $7800, 778-772-3884
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100% B C Owned and Operated Farm F olk City F elta. D , y r e n o i l k W ’s Feast of Fields Tickets a , Sunday, August 29, 1-5pm, Wellbrook om. vailable at offields.c t s Metro Vancouv a e f . w w w t er line a Choices Markets, Wellbrook Winery or on-
Mighty Leaf Tea
Mountain Pride Premium Ice Cream
Kicking Horse Organic Fair Trade Coffee assorted varieties
2/7.00 700-750g • product of Canada
From Our Bakery
Cranberry Pecan Sourdough Bread
San Pellegrino Sparkling Mineral Water
+ deposit + eco fee
Plum-M-Good Organic Rice Cakes
185g • product of Canada
McVitie’s Digestives and Hob Nob Cookies
Rice Pineapple or Mandarine Kase Sahne Slice 115g
Cauliflower from Earthbound Farm Certified Organic, California Grown
Fine Choice Vegetable Spring Rolls
6/4.98 reg 1.09 each
Whole Raw Almonds prepacked or bins
20% off regular retail price Wild Rose Herbal D-Tox Kit
26.99 or 2/49.99 1 kit
Wolfgang Puck Organic Soup
750ml • product of Italy
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
B.C. Grown, Certified Organic
150g • product of Canada
4.99 package of 6
3/6.99 398ml • product of USA
2.79 300-500g • product of UK
Uniquely designed to support cleansing and elimination while enhancing all aspects of metabolism.
Natural Factors Life Choices Frozen Milk Thistle 250mg Chicken Burgers, Nuggets, Bonus Bottle Strips and Fish Fillets and Strips 21.99 150 caps assorted varieties
500-600g • product of Canada
Milton’s Original & Bite Size Crackers assorted varieties
Glo Haven Peaches from Organics Plus
From the Deli
Adam’s Peanut Butter creamy, crunchy, salted or unsalted
Hardbite Natural Potato Chips
product of Canada
Rogers All Natural Granola assorted varieties
Organic Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts value pack
1.75kg • product of Canada
2.99 500g • product of USA
Olympic Organic Yogurt
454g • product of Canada
B.C. Grown, Certified Organic
Organic Whole Chickens
1.89L • product of B.C.
original or French vanilla
Silver Hills Sprouted Whole Grain Breads
Mixed Cherry Tomatoes from Linas Garden
Vicolo Frozen Pizzas with Cornmeal Crust assorted varieties
Formulated with silymarin, known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Natural Factors Hi Potency B Complex Bonus Bottle
Twice as Soft Bathroom Tissue
4.99 389-425g • product of USA
3.99 12 Roll
2627 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0009
3493 Cambie St. Vancouver 604.875.0099
1888 W. 57th Ave. 1202 Richards St. Vancouver Vancouver 604.633.2392 604.263.4600
Prices Effective August 26 to September 1, 2010.
Choices in the Park
Rice Bakery South Surrey
2595 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 6855 Station Hill Dr. 604.736.0301 Burnaby 604.522.6441
3248 King George Blvd. South Surrey 604.541.3902
Choices at the Crest 8683 10th Ave. Burnaby 604.522.0936
Kelowna 1937 Harvey Ave. Kelowna
250.862.4864 Note Area Code
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