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Fit for a Royal City queen Volunteers continue a historic tradition BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org
Union hopes Crown will press charges in 2004 death of mill worker BY ALFIE LAU REPORTER email@example.com
The next stage in the United Steelworkers’ private prosecution of Weyerhaeuser will play out in a New Westminster courtroom on Monday, March 28. On Thursday, Weyerhaeuser was summoned to appear before a provincial court judge in the steelworkers’ union’s private prosecution for the 2004 death of Lyle Hewer. Arguing for the union is prominent lawyer Glen Orris, while Weyerhaeuser has retained criminal lawyer Len Doust of McCarthy Tetrault to defend its interests. Judge Therese Alexander had issued process on March 2 in the private criminal prosecution case. The union alleges Weyerhaeuser was criminally negligent in Hewer’s death at the company’s now-closed Queensborough sawmill. “We expect that our union will either proceed on its own in the role of a private prosecutor or that the Crown counsel may step in to prosecute the criminal case,” says steelworkers’ union Western Canada director Stephen Hunt. “The testimony and evidence presented at those hearings convinced the judge that this case has merit that warrants a summons to be issued,” says Hunt. “In our view, it would be an injustice if the Crown were to step in and stay the charges at this point in time.” Hunt, reached in Winnipeg on Friday morning, added that the union is proceeding because it wants to ensure that what happened to Hewer never happens to another worker again. ◗Court Page 8
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Crowning a successor: Carol Cheremkora, right, is passing on the May Queen crown making role to fellow New Westminster resident Sue Sayer.
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◗IN THE NEWS Cops search for stolen $1,000 bill ◗P5 Creativity in bloom at new art studio ◗P11
Online EXTRAS Man finds porn on new cellphone
On the move: Brigette Mayer and Lulu enjoy a walk in their Queensborough neighbourhood. Mayer is walking more as part in the city’s healthy weight loss challenge.
A New Westminster man was shocked to discover seven sexually explicit videos on a new phone he had purchased in the city.
Race Face closes its doors in city
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New Westminster based mountain bike component and apparel manufacturer Race Face has gone into receivership and laid off almost 50 local employees. Rumours about the company began bouncing around mountain bike blogs and message boards last weekend. By Saturday, a notice that the company was in receivership was posted on the door. For the full version of these stories and more online extras go to www. royalcityrecord.com
Stepping up to the challenge BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org
Brigette Mayer is grateful for the support she’s getting from the City of New Westminster to get healthier. The City of New Westminster launched its Biggest Loser challenge, also known as the Healthy Weight Loss Challenge, on Feb. 7. The 12-week program is intended to help residents be healthier by losing weight, eating healthier and exercising more. “I think it’s awesome, I think they are doing a great job promoting it, helping us along,” Mayer said. “We get that instant feedback every two weeks at weigh-in.” In addition to the weigh-ins, all participants received an information package about the Canada Food Guide and portion size. “They send out e-mails. They have got little mini challenges,” Mayer said. “The first one was getting out walking 30 minutes a day. That was
easy because we just got a dog.” Subsequent mini challenges focused on eating six servings of fruits and vegetables a day, and eating breakfast. Mayer, who was attending Weight Watchers meetings, thought the Biggest Loser challenge would provide a bit of an extra incentive to losing a few pounds. “Pretty well so far,” she said of her progress. “We had our first weigh-in – I was down five pounds in two weeks. I was pleased with that.” Mayer hasn’t set a specific weight loss goal but is using the challenge to help motivate her to exercise more and get healthier. “I’ve been watching my portion sizes and tying to eat more frequently, every three to four hours. They say it’s a good to keep your blood sugar levels up,” she said. “It’s really to help me focus on what I am eating, knowing that my next meal is not going to be six or seven hours away.” Mayer is one of 260 people who are participat-
ing in the Biggest Loser Challenge, which will conclude May 2. As of the most recent weigh-in, participants had lost 671.2 pounds. On March 6, the City of New Westminster held a Healthy Weight Loss rally that was attended by about 170 people. Trainers and participants in CBC’s Village on a Diet TV show also attended to provide some inspiration to participants of the local challenge. “It was really well attended. We were really, really pleased,” said Sandy Earle, the city’s active communities programmer. “They really enjoyed the event. They felt it was really motivating listening to these people talk. They spoke from the heart.” Earle would like to see New Westminster residents meet the goal set by Taylor, B.C. as part of its involvement in the Village on a Diet program. That community’s goal was to lose one ton. “That is completely doable for our group,” Earle said. “I think it would be awesome if New West could lose a ton.”
City councillor concerned about family in Japan BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER email@example.com
A New Westminster native and his young family survived the earthquake in Japan but are now on the move because of the risk of radiation from a nuclear power plant. New Westminster city councillor Bill Harper’s son Damion, daughter-in-law
Yuka and six year-old granddaughter Risa live in Tokyo. Thousands of people have died, were injured or are missing after an 8.9 earthquake struck the northeast coast of Japan on March 11, triggering a tsunami and damage to some of the country’s nuclear power plants. “They have left Tokyo,” Harper told The Record Friday morning. “They are now in Kyoto. Probably today or tomorrow,
they go south. They are going to go to Hiroshima. They have friends there.” While the family is making plans day by day, Harper said it’s likely they will return to Canada. They had moved back to Japan from New Westminster when Risa was preparing to enter Grade 1. “Part of the problem is airline tickets have gone through the roof,” he said. “They have gone from $1,200 three or four days
ago to $6,000. They (airlines) are taking advantage of the situation.” Harper said some people are taking a ferry from Japan to South Korea, then taking a five-hour bus ride to Seoul and flying out of its airport. Harper fully supported his family’s decision to leave Tokyo because of the risks associated with exposure to radiation from ◗Harper Page 4
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the nuclear power plant. “The people who are most susceptible to thyroid cancer are youngsters. That is the biggest disease that comes out of the radiation,” he said. “The other one is lymphoma. My son has already had lymphoma, not once, but twice. We are worried about him as well. We want to make sure he is completely out of any zone.” Harper said countries like France, Australia and China have taken steps to help their citizens leave Japan, but Canada’s federal government has done nothing other than to tell people to book a flight out of Japan. “They have been completely unrespon-
sive in the sense of trying to tell Canadians what the risk is, what they should do,” he said. “There are people there who can’t afford to pay the airfare.” Following the earthquakes, the Harper family had originally contemplated leaving Japan but decided to hang tight and monitor the situation. As the nuclear crisis worsened, the family decided to leave. An hour after the 8.9 earthquake struck the northeast coast of Japan on March 11, Harper was talking to his son via Skype, and he’s maintained regular contact since. “The technology is really good in Japan,” Harper said. “They took their laptops with them. We can Skype them any time they are awake.”
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Minimum wage hike the right thing to do
The new premier wasted no time The NDP will rightly say that it was showing that she was going to take a long overdue, and not a surprise that she different tack from her predecessor. hiked it. After all, B.C. had the lowest Christy Clark announced on Wednesday minimum wage in Canada, and given that she was raising the minClark’s “family first” platimum wage in B.C. to $10.25 form, it would have been hard by May 2012. It’s probably not to argue that keeping it low THE RECORD a huge surprise, but a welcome helped anybody. move nonetheless. And the NDP will also Good for her. rightly say that it probably deserves She will catch flak from both sides credit for battering the government on this issue for a very long time. But, on this one, but she deserves credit for alas, that’s the difference between doing it swiftly after she was sworn in.
being in government and in opposition. Government gets to take the credit and the blame. Clark is smart to figure out that while business leaders will chastise her for the move, the reality is that they’re not going to abandon the Liberals over this one. And Clark gains extra points for eliminating the ‘training wage’. The training wage, which allows for an hourly pay of $6 for new workers, will be eliminated as of May 1. That wage was really a sub-
stitute for child labour. Of course, the NDP and labour leaders will say this is not enough and not fast enough – but Clark has made a good judgment and tried to balance both sides’ wishes and concerns. She has in one small move taken the teeth out of an NDP campaign promise, impressed a large group of potential voters, righted a decade-old injustice, and sent a message to the business community that she is, for now, no one’s servant. Not bad for her first week.
Board made right call on bottled water
ith regard to the school them for their passion. But for board’s decision to them to suggest that any trustee phase out bottled devalued the student voice, or water sales from school vending that the board’s decision on this machines, there are some inacmatter “seems more like a politicuracies and misinformed statecal campaign than doing what’s ments in letters by Matthew Laird best for our children and the enviand Tony Eberts (Enough with ronment,” is just plain wrong the politicking, Letters to the ediand offensive. tor, March 9; and Students’ views The board made the only are important, Letters to the edidecision it could justify, given tor, March 16) that need to be cor- the commentary by the regional rected. medical health officer. For example, By board motion, the the school vending phasing out of bottled LISA CHAO machines offers other water sales in school beverages in single-use vending machines plastic bottles, not only water, will occur with the installation of but the focus of concern was upgraded fountains and water the impact of the plastic water refilling stations. The one disbottles on the environment only; appointment for the campaign, the motion before the board conto eliminate bottled water sales tained no reference to any of the at schools, is that the board other single-use plastic beverage was unable to accommodate containers, which are just as detri- the requested September 2011 mental to the environment. timeline. As was reported in Also, the vote to phase out the the paper, the board was highly sale of bottled water beverages impressed by the presenting was a 6-1 tally. On a majority 6-1 students, and a priority for the vote, what possible explanation, health and welfare of all students aside from politicking, could and staff was the basis for the there be for singling out and decision. denigrating Voice trustees when If Mr. Laird and Mr. Eberts Voice trustee votes (a total of took the time to review the entirethree votes) constituted only half ty of the subject input gathered of the tally voting in favour of the by the superintendent of schools, superintendent’s recommendathey would realize their criticism tion? Coincidentally, Mr. Eberts’ is over the top and unjustified. I letter also pointedly condemned would encourage both of those only Voice trustees for the 6-1 letter-writers to please tone down tally. the hostility, and hopefully then By their letters, there can be it will become clear to them that no doubt that both Mr. Laird and the student voice, like every other Mr. Eberts are deeply concerned voice, was heard in this matter. about the environment and about Lisa Chao is a New Westminster future generations, and I applaud resident.
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Sidewalks must be accessible
of you out on our sidewalks enjoying our beautiful city.
Re: Curbed in the city, The Record, March 12. My heart goes out to Basil Fitze and his predicament. As the saying goes, we are not free until all of us are free. Until the people of New Westminster insist that the sidewalks be accessible to all users, we do not deserve to be called good neighbours. The city passed a Pedestrian Charter in 2008. One of the actions called for by the charter was to ensure that all sidewalks in the city have accessible curb cuts. We are now in 2011, and our neighbours using wheelchairs and pushing baby strollers are being treated as second-class citizens. Talk to your councillor and the mayor about getting these curb cuts done this year. Also, a reminder to property owners to trim back hedges and overhanging trees and shrubs so that we can all use the full width of the sidewalks safely. Hope to see all
Dale Darychuk, New Westminster
Union involvement a concern Dear Editor:
I find it interesting that David Black’s letter of March 16 (Where’s the real conflict here?, The Record, March 16) did not mention that he is a vicepresident of the COPE 378 union, the union which represents CUPE B.C. employees, including Lori Watt, whom he defends. That’s a fairly relevant piece of information considering the fact that Mr. Black holds an important position of trust and influence as an elected official in Ms. Watt’s union. I also find it puzzling that a COPE 378 vicepresident would be unaware of the extent and the purpose of CUPE’s country-wide campaign efforts against the bottled water industry. A member of the ◗Union Page 7
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Union campaign a concern ◗ continued from page 6
general public might easily be unaware of CUPE’s campaign efforts, but a public sector union leader would be very hardpressed not to know about these efforts. If by some strange chance Mr. Black is genuinely oblivious to CUPE’s extensive “public water” campaigning and perceived fears of competition from the private sector, then I would encourage him to visit CUPE’s website and become informed on the subject. There is ample information available there and elsewhere attesting to the extent of CUPE’s anti-bottled-water campaign efforts. These same anti-bottled-water and “public water” campaign efforts also place trustee Watt, as a CUPE employee, in a clear conflict of interest when she chooses to use her elected position on the New Westminster school board to pursue this agenda, an agenda which is in the obvious interest of her employer. Surely trustee Watt took the oath of office prescribed under Section 50 (1) of the School Act when she became a New Westminster school trustee? An oath that included a promise not to allow any private interest to influence her conduct in public matters. Patrick O’Connor, New Westminster
Conflict saga continues Dear Editor:
Re: Conflict issue is no joke, Letters to the editor, The Record, March 5. Mr. O’Connor did not read my letter very carefully when he states that I see conflict of interest as a joke and his efforts in that area a “whim” or “based on a flimsy pretext.” As I stated they are no longer a joke, and in fact I find them bullying, threatening, pompous, vindictive and an attempt to disenfranchise local voters and their elected trustee. Nevertheless, I took seriously his offer to examine his legal opinion on conflict of interest as offered by Blake, Cassels, etc. I was impressed not so much by the legal argument as by the sheer size and influence of this firm. They are truly multi-national and normally represent entities such as Suncor, Ford and Nestle. They may be the heaviest hitting corporate law firm in the country. They cannot be cheap, so I guess I’m additionally impressed when a private citizen hires them for an opinion of this nature and, I’m assuming here, uses them to launch a case in Supreme Court of British Columbia. I don’t know their fee structure, but a Law Society website states that a few hours of civil litigation can easily run up to thousands of dollars. So given that this decision is now resolved in O’Connor’s and Aquafina’s favour, at least in the short run, why continue to ride this rocking horse so furiously when it is such an expensive ride?
This whole legal crusade about a school board vote seems insanely overblown, like trying to run down a jaywalker with a tank. A further issue, and as a man who likes to preach from the high moral ground, Mr. O’Connor will agree with me, is that it is important that procedures appear to be above board, as well as that they really are. The difficulty here is that the American tentacle of this same firm offering the conflict of interest opinion in favour of the pro-bottle side, Blake, Cassels, etc. is also listed as Pepsi’s main corporate legal representative in 2009 (google Taking it Outside: Who represents America’s Biggest Companies). Aquafina, whose water bottles are at issue at NWSS, is a Pepsi product. David Samuel, New Westminster
Unleashed dogs an issue
I just moved into New Westminster two years ago, and I soon fell in love with the beautiful Queen’s Park we have in our city. So I started exercising in the park every day, rain or shine. Every day, I jog around the park for two laps, and, while doing that, I also pay attention to what’s going on in the park. A few dog owners unleash their dogs outside the reserved area, where dogs can run freely on the grass field. I do not dislike dogs, and I do not have allergies to dogs; however, there are some children who are allergic to dogs. Moreover, letting the dogs run freely on the grass field can also put little toddlers in danger. Some dogs are huge and are hard to control when they see something fun. Perhaps squirrels and toddlers can be hurt by those dogs. Furthermore, I have also seen that some owners do not pick up after their dogs. Leaving behind dog’s excreta is a problem because it has lots of germs. However, it is also really unpleasant to see those excreta while walking in the beautiful park, and it also stinks! I can finally understand why my daughter is always so afraid to step on to the grass field, because she needs to watch very carefully so she won’t step on it. In addition, kids playing in the park do not always pay attention on what they are stepping on, but as a mother myself, I am very worried about kids getting dirty stuff all over their clothes and may be at risk of being sick. All in all, I hope that there can be a bigger reserved area for dogs to be unleashed because after all, dogs need exercise as much as we do. Also, the parks should be providing small plastic bag and paper towel for owners to pick up after their dogs, so everyone who visits the park can have a good time without concerns. Fanny Hsu, New Westminster
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Court: Union moves ahead with private prosecution
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“We’re continuing to go forward because if we are successful, this will serve as a deterrent for the future actions of employers who don’t put a premium on worker safety,” said Hunt. “We think Lyle died needlessly, and we want to send a message to employers that they have to take worker safety seriously.” Hunt said that even though more than six years have passed since Hewer’s death, the judge still found merit in Orris’ arguments. “I have to compliment the New Westminster police investigators for their thorough investigation and for our members, who still had to recollect what happened that day even though it was very difficult to relive that horrible incident.” The steelworkers are trying to find justice for Hewer, 55, who died on Nov. 17, 2004. Hewer was clearing the bottom of a large grinding machine called a hog. The hog converts wood waste to chips. The debris wedged above him came loose while he was working on it and smothered him. After Hewer’s death, Worksafe B.C. issued a report noting that mill managers determined that making the hog less dangerous, at a cost of $30,000, was too expensive. In 2007, Worksafe B.C. levied a fine of $297,000 against Weyerhaeuser Canada, citing the fact mill management ignored safety concerns and condoned a culture where “complacency in the face of danger became the norm.” While both Worksafe B.C. and New Westminster Police Service investigators recommended to Crown counsel that there was enough evidence for charges to be laid, Crown twice declined to move forward with the case in criminal court. But the steelworkers’ union still decided to move forward, announcing in March 2010 they were launching the private prosecution, a rarely seen legal manoeuvre that Orris admitted doesn’t happen very often because the courts want to safeguard against frivolous prosecutions. During three days of hearings in October and November 2010, 23 witnesses gave evidence before Alexander in New Westminster court. The steelworkers’ union’s case centres on a relatively new law that came into effect in 2004. The Westray amendments to the Criminal Code were inspired by the death of 26 Nova Scotia coal miners in 1992 and were designed to impose criminal penalties on corporations that fail to protect the health and safety of their employees. www.twitter.com/AlfieLau
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Crowns: May Queen crown maker passes on tradition to new hands ◗ continued from page 1
year that fellow McBride student Sue Sage (nee Bennie) was crowned the Queen of May. “If I couldn’t wear it, I could at least make it,” she smiled. Sayer remembers how her grandmother would dress her up to attend May Day in New Westminster. “Even though I grew up in Port Moody, it was a big deal,” said Sayer, whose father owned a business in New Westminster. “I was so jealous.” Cheremkora took over crown making duties in 2002, filling a role that that been filled by Natania Wardle from 1996 to 2001 and Heddy Herz from 1963 to 1995. Emma Peel had created the crowns for a number of years prior to 1963. Once the May Queen is selected, the crown maker has about three or four weeks to create the crown. It can take 35 to 40 hours to make the May Queen crown. “I finished the inside of the crown as much as the outside,” Cheremkora said. “It’s nice to have it finished. Everybody has their own way of doing it.” Making a May Queen crown is no simple feat. It’s a process that usually gets started the night the May Queen suite is selected, when measurements are taken of the May Queen’s head. “I would wait until the girl is chosen,” Cheremkora said. “I would see their demeanour and what they would look like. Sometimes I would go to their school and look at the May Queen photos of the past and see what they looked like.” Sometimes the design concept comes easily; other years it takes more time. “I have had a time when I couldn’t come up with a design until the week before,” Cheremkora recalled. “Then it would come to me. As soon as I knew what I wanted to do, it flew.” The crown-making process involves hours and hour of shaping a crown with metal and paper stem wire, covering it with white florist tape and using a hot glue gun to adorn the crown with flowers, beads or whatever decorative features are chosen. “She did an unbelievable
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“The 140th had to have bling. It was the year of the Olympics,” she said. “Every year is different. I never did them the same.” In addition to the May Queen’s crown, the crown maker also has to make hairbands for girls in the May Queen Suite. “Those ones go together quite fast,” Cheremkora said. “I usually try to use some of the same flowers – it ties them together.” Cheremkora has passed on some helpful crownmaking hints to Sayer (don’t make them too tall or too heavy) but knows she’s leaving the tradition in good hands. “You have to have the passion, you have to have
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◗ IN THE COMMUNITY Lively City ◗P12 Celebrating theatre ◗P13
Creativity in bloom at studio New art studio offers hands-on art for kids and adults at River Market
BY JULIE MACLELLAN REPORTER firstname.lastname@example.org
Kimberly Chiem remembers a time when children’s lives weren’t programmed, when they were free to roam the neighbourhood, exploring and playing with their friends, discovering the world around them in their own individual ways. Today’s children have lost some of that freedom, she says – and, as a consequence, some of the creativity that used to be inherent in the very act of being a child. Chiem is doing her part to change that. In a bright, airy, high-ceilinged space on the second floor of River Market, Bloom Art Studio is reaching out to reconnect children – and adults, too – with the creative arts. Chiem opened the studio in February in a partnership with Pedagogy Toys, which just moved from its former Sapperton location to the Quay. Chiem met Pedagogy owner Karen Smecher in the fall, when she dropped in to the toy store. The two started talking, and, when Chiem mentioned her dream to open an art studio for kids, Smecher immediately suggested a partnership. At first, Chiem intended to take over a back room of the Sapperton shop. But, when the opportunity came up for Smecher to move to River Market, it seemed natural that Pedagogy could share the space with Bloom Art Studio. Now, a colourful modular wall separates the Pedagogy side from the studio side. “We love the vision here and the potential that’s here,” Chiem says with a smile. “We’re really wanting to be a part of it and to bring something to the community.” Chiem offers a varied schedule of classes for kids and adults, including a Creating Together class for preschoolers and their parents, as well as a number of programs for school-aged kids – hand sewing, book arts, expressive painting, mixed media, fibre arts and “crafterschool” among them. Japanese hand-built pottery classes for chil-
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Creative kids: Kimberly Chiem oversees the efforts of Ella Conley, left, and Maddox Conley at Bloom Art Studio in River Market. She’s offering a mini-camp for kids over spring break this coming week. dren and for adults have also just been added to the roster. What’s most important to Chiem is not the finished works the participants end up with, but the process of creating them in the first place. “It’s really about the exploration, the joy of being in the moment and being mindful,” she says. “It’s all about the experience. It’s expressing yourself, it’s having what you’ve created witnessed. It’s validation, it’s self-esteem.” Chiem, who lives in New Westminster with her family, knows what of she speaks when it comes to the value of creativity in a person’s life. She grew up knitting and sewing from a young age, watching her mother – who in turn had learned from her mother and her grandmother. Chiem’s father was a draftsman, too, and his table full of inks and various pieces of equipment for creating lettering was a source of endless fascination for her. But, she says, she was never encouraged to consider the creative arts as a career. She took a communications degree at Simon Fraser University and went into marketing in an attempt to combine her creative side
Starting on Friday, March 25, she’ll be with her family’s preference for a more hosting an Occasional Knitter’s Group. secure career. It worked until Chiem had her first Adult knitters of all levels, from absolute child. Then, she says, the long hours just beginners on up, will be invited to come in and knit together on Friday evenings once a weren’t worth it. Her husband was the one who asked month, creating squares that will eventually her: If money were no object, what would be combined into a quilt to be donated to a local shelter. you do right now? In spring break week – this coming She replied quickly: art therapy. It had week, March 21 to 25 – she’s been a dream in the back of her offering a mini-camp for kids mind since late in her university aged six and up. Parents can career. So, with her husband’s choose one day or all five. support, Chiem took the plunge Occasionally, she admits, it’s and went back to school, training a little daunting to think about at the Vancouver Art Therapy Visit www.royalcityrecord.com what she’s taken on. Institute. for more photos But far more than that, it’s At the same time, she’s been raising children – they’re now aged nine, rewarding. “When I’m here and I’m running the three, and 17 months – and it’s been imporclasses, it’s amazing,” she says, and her tant to her to find a balance that works. “I’m hoping to have something where it smile grows wider. “When the moms and fits in with my life and my family. I’m try- their children leave, the smiles on their ing to find something that fits in with what faces, their eyes lit up … you know something magical has happened. It’s magical.” feels right for me,” she says. So far, she says, Bloom Art Studio looks ◗ Bloom Art Studio is on the upper floor of River Market, at Westminster Quay. For like the perfect way to make that happen. She’s already looking at ways to expand more, check out www.bloomartstudio.ca or call 604-617-5729. the studio’s offerings.
Freemasons’ Lodge helps out Monarch Place AROUND TOWN
hen community members recently gathered to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Freemasons’ Lewis Lodge No. 57, they also helped out a worthy
cause. Lewis Lodge held a banquet on March 11 at the Westminster Club in recognition of its centennial anniversary. The event included a visit from the grand master of the Grand Lodge of B.C. and the Yukon, and a presentation about Freemasons by local historian Archie Miller. More than 100 people attended the event. A raffle of goods and services from local merchants raised $1,500 for Monarch Place,
a local transition house for women and children fleeing domestic violence.
The City of New Westminster’s 150th anniversary will leave a legacy for local students. The city has established a new bursary at Douglas College to help ease the cost of education for city residents and graduates of New Westminster Secondary School. The bursary, created to mark
the city’s 150th anniversary that was celebrated in 2009, will be awarded to New Westminster residents pursuing post-secondary studies at Douglas College. “We know that education is key to the health of a community,” said Hazel Postma, associate vicepresident, external relations, at Douglas College. “By choosing to support New Westminster residents, the city is demonstrating its commitment to
an educated populace.” “The city is proud of its long partnership with Douglas College,” said Mayor Wayne Wright. “We appreciate the benefits to residents and businesses that the college brings to the city.” In 2009 city council established the City of New Westminster 150th Anniversary Bursary with a pledge of $20,000. To date, $15,000 has been donated to the Douglas College Foundation, with
the remaining $5,000 scheduled for later this year. Douglas College President Scott McAlpine said the bursary demonstrates the close connections between the college and New Westminster that’s been developed over its 40 years in the city. Send Around Town ideas to Theresa, tmcmanus@royal cityrecord.com. See her Only in New West blog at www. royalcityrecord.com – see the link under the Opinion tab.
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Musicals 101 at library local relevance. Cy Coleman, for those who don’t know, is the composer of The Will Rogers Follies, which will be presented by Royal City Musical Theatre Company at the Massey Theatre in April. The free revue evening will offer up selections from that musical, as well as The Life, City of Angels, Barnum, On the Twentieth Century, I Love My Wife, SeeSaw, Sweet Charity and Little Me. Pop in to the New West library for the March 29 event – or, if you miss it, you can also catch it at the Vancouver Public Library on Monday, April 4 at 7 p.m.
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ellow musical theatre fans, here’s one for us. In my travels around Facebook, I spotted this event posting by the Applause! Musicals Society. The society is bringing a Musicals 101 event to New Westminster, covering the work of Cy Coleman. Musicals 101 are free educational revues designed for people to learn more about the music and lives of composers, lyricists and styles, presented in song and word. Each revue features local singers, accompanied by a pianist and hosted by Scott Ashton Swan. The New West event, which is set for Tuesday, March 29 at 7 p.m. at the New Westminster Public Library, has a particular
Play in progress
You’re invited to enjoy a play-in-progress presentation as part of World Theatre Day in New Westminster. City Stage New West is presenting a From the Page to the Stage event at New Westminster Public Library on Sunday, March 27 at 2 p.m.
The event will feature an unfinished play in progress, Burning Up the Infield: the 1974 Frasers – based on the book The New Westminster Frasers Baseball Club. The co-authors of the book, Ken McIntosh and Rod Drown, will be on hand for a discussion of the process of dramatizing their recently published book, which tells the story of a young, semi-pro baseball team that briefly launched New Westminster to international fame. City Stage New West’s artistic director, Renee Bucciarelli, will also be on hand. Selections from the book and the play will be presented, and audience feedback will be encouraged. The authors will also be available to sign books. It’s free, but please pre-register by calling 604-527-4660.
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The Record • Saturday,March 19, 2011 • A13
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he New Westminster Public Library is celebrating the theatre in March. Sunday, March 27 is World Theatre Day, which was created in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute. Founded in 1948 by UNESCO, the institute “promotes the international exchange of knowledge and practice in theatre arts in order to consolidate peace and friendship between peoples.” In honour of the day, the library is hosting a special program From the Page to the Stage. It is presented by City Stage New West, who are dramatizing a new book by Ken McIntosh and Rod Drown, The New Westminster Frasers Baseball Club, about the young semi-pro baseball team that briefly launched New Westminster sports into international fame. Renee Bucciarelli and the authors of the book will conduct a lively discussion about
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The Record • Saturday,March 19, 2011 • A15
◗ IN THE GAME
Fusion falls prey to Cougars in midget girls hockey ◗P16 Burnaby host site for intercollegiate hockey championships ◗P17
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It’s surprising what lengths some high school teens will go for a moustache. The facial hair in question is that of New Westminster Hyacks head coach Ken Bowman, who coached the senior team to the gold medal at the B.C. high school field lacrosse tournament on March 11. The Hyack seniors defeated Charles Best Secondary 6-5 in the championship final at Best Turf in Coquitlam on Steven Ferdinandi’s last-minute, game-winning goal. “Our motivation was shaving our coach Ken Bowman’s moustache off,” said senior Hyacks goalie Rocky Bowman, no relation. “Definitely, when we come back from spring break, we’ll try to organize something for a fundraiser to a trip to the Denver Shootout.” The high-profile high school field lacrosse tournament will take place in June. The New West seniors won all four of their preliminary matches, including an earlier 11-7 win over Best in pool play. The Hyacks knocked off Claremont 2 in the Tier 1 semifinal 8-2. “We were all on the same page. We were passing pretty well,” said Rocky, who was named the MVP in the final game. “With five minutes left, we called timeout. We wanted to control the ball for the
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Unlucky Irish: New Westminster Hyack Jorgen Liset, in orange, goes on the attack against Vancouver College in a 19-3 win in opening round play at Mercer Stadium March 8. last shot.” After a long New Westminster possession, Anthony Malcom found Jaan Potieav, who set up Ferdinandi at the Best goal crease for the game-winner. Big stick defender Justin Goodwin was named the tournament MVP for the Hyacks. Jonathan Rachfall also
shone on the defence for the Hyacks. “I think the stereotypical quote is defence wins championships, and that’s what it come down to,” Rocky said. Quinn Mackay also had a strong season for the Hyacks, turning in multigoal games in all league games this year, Rocky added.
The New Westminster junior team came up short in its championship final, falling 16-6 to Claremont less than two hours after eking out a comeback win over Terry Fox. In the semifinals, the junior Hyacks trailed Fox 9-8 before finally outscoring the Port Coquitlam school 3-1 down the stretch.
The junior Hyacks were in tough in the 10-team division, but still topped their pool with a 4-0 record, including a 6-3 opening day win over pool runner-up Centennial. The Hyack juniors also edged Pitt Meadows 9-8, a team they hadn’t beaten all season, and Best 8-5 on the final day of roundrobin play on March 10.
Douglas College wrestler Daniel Swain won an individual title at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association championships. SwainpinnedMarylandBaltimore County opponent Daniel Carr to win the national title in the 149pound men’s weight class in Macon, Georgia March 12. The Burnaby resident and Douglas freshman wrestled in five matches, winning all but his semifinal bout by a fall. Swain finished this season with a spotless 10-0 record. “Daniel has a huge amount of confidence and wrestled like someone who expected to win,” said Douglas head coach Steve Rose in a college press release. “I think he has a great future. He also does mixed martial arts, and I think he’s got a bright future in both.” California Baptist University won the National Collegiate title, boasting two individual champions and a pair of runner-ups. The Lancers also put five other wrestlers among the top six in their respective weight classes, including two third-place finishers. Douglas College was the only Canadian school entered in the national tournament.
Rusty Rebels ﬁnd their feet in ﬁnal frame BY TOM BERRIDGE SPORTS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.org
The Burnaby Rebels can thank two of their Grade 11 players for putting them through to the final eight at the B.C. AAA high school boys’ basketball championships. Guard Manroop Clair and 6-3 forward Daniel Edwards combined for 48 points to help lead South to a come-from-behind 7872 win over Vancouver Island No. 2 Oak Bay Bays at the Langley Events Centre on Wednesday. Clair, the player of the game, led all scorers with 28 points, 11 of them coming in the turnaround final frame. Edwards added 20 points on eight-of-17 shooting, 12 rebounds and three blocked shots for the Rebels.
But the outcome was in doubt right up to the final seconds of the game. “We should have beaten them by about 20 (points),” said Clair after the game. “(Oak Bay) had more intensity than us from the get-go.” Oak Bay, behind 22-point efforts from guards Evan Woodson and Drake Downer, took repeated advantage of sloppy South defending to hold period leads into the fourth quarter. The Bays made it plain they meant business, raining four treys in the opening quarter to lead 21-18. Oak Bay hung on to a onepoint advantage at half time, despite a determined rally by South, punctuated by an emphatic dunk by Edwards, late in the
second quarter that 16 boards, and three erased a nine-point blocks, finished deficit. things up for South The two teams trad- “Sometimes at the foul line, poted baskets, swapping ting four free throws the lead back-and- that first one between them in the forth until Woodson is the hardest. I closing seconds. and Downer pulled Rebels head coach the Bays ahead in the told them we Greg Matic said final minutes of the wouldn’t get an before the game that third period. he predicted some In the fourth quar- opportunity to first-round upsets ter it was up to Clair, win if we lose at the B.C.s, and for and the 16-year-old much of the game, it made good, answer- this one.” looked like his preing a Woodson threemonition would come pointer with a bomb GREG MATIC true. of his own late in the Bby South head coach “Why did I even game as South outsay that?” said Matic scored the Bays 21-11 after the game. “But down the stretch. sometimes that first one is the Ater Degal, with 18 points, hardest. I told (the boys) we and Nick Irvine, with nine points, wouldn’t get an opportunity to
win if we lose this one.” Oak Bay made a game of it on the strength of solid three-point shooting, nailing 10 treys on 34 per cent shooting from beyond the arc. The Bays bench also outscored South’s substitutes by a 30-2 margin. But South kept up a positive shooting percentage throughout the match, finishing at 51 per cent. The Rebels faced unranked Fraser Valley champion W.J. Mouat Thursday (after Record deadlines). Final placements games begin at 12:45 p.m. today at the Langley Events Centre. The consolation final is scheduled for 6 p.m. with the championship final slated to follow at 8 p.m.
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Fusion falls prey to Cougars The Vancouver Fusion lost a close quarter-final series to the Prince George Cougars in B.C. female midget AAA hockey playoffs last weekend. Prince George blanked the Fusion 1-0 in the final game of the best-of-three playoff series in an upset at the Port Moody rec centre last Sunday. In the opening game, New Westminster defender Sonia Sahota set up Fusion teammate Jessica Su in double overtime for the gamewinner in Vancouver’s 2-1 victory over the Cougars on March 11 at the Poirier Sports Centre. The Cougars came back to tie the series with a 2-1 win in Pitt Meadows on March 12. Prince George will take on league champion Thompson-Okanagan Rockets in the semifinals this weekend. New Westminster products Renee Lemieux and goalie Justina Mayr and the Fraser Valley Phantom will host the Kootenay Wildcats at Pitt Meadows Twin Arenas in the other best-of-three semifinal, running March 18 to 20.
Lakers advance to top eight Burnaby Lake gave Bayside the win it needed as both rugby clubs advanced to the final eight of the B.C. premier league. Both the Lakers and Bayside finished with indentical 2-3 records following a 15-5 loss to the Sharks at Burnaby Lake East last Saturday. Burnaby struck first off a break in the centres by Adam MacClusky and Joe Dolesau. Esava Nakulanisa finished off the opportunity, with the game’s opening try. In the second half, Bayside tied the score following a booking that sent one player from each team to the sidelines. Bayside scored two more five-point tries to take the win.
Canadians female defender to UK The Burnaby Girls Canadians soccer club have lost the services of defender Kylla Sjoman to the new FA women’s Super League. Sjoman, who has dual Canadian/ Finish nationality, recently signed with the Doncaster Rovers Belles of the United Kingdom’s new super league. The versatile left-footer is a past Canadian national youth team player
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Burnaby host site for B.C. hockey championships BY TOM BERRIDGE SPORTS EDITOR firstname.lastname@example.org
The Simon Fraser University will be hoping to be the not-too-congenial host when the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League playoffs faceoff in Burnaby next week. The defending B.C. champion Clan club team has won two of the last three championship titles, but a third is no sure thing, said SFU head coach Mark Coletta. “Both Okanagan College and Thompson Rivers University are definitely quality hockey teams and well coached,” said Coletta. TRU finished in first place in the regular season, edging SFU by a single point, with a 19-4-1 record. The Clan defeated
Thompson Rivers 2-1 in last year’s gold-medal final, after squeaking by Okanagan 3-2 in a shootout in the semifinals. SFU defeated the University of the Fraser Valley 3-0 in the 2008 final. The following season they were upset in the final 3-1 by the University of Victoria after winning the league title with a 15-1-0 record. SFU is scheduled to meet Okanagan in its opening playoff game at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The BCIHL playoffs will open with UVic against fifth-place Trinity Western University at the earlier time of 4:30 p.m. “It’s a good league, and anytime you can combine the school nature of it, it resonates with the players
and their families,” said Coletta, a St. Thomas More Collegiate grad and former Burnaby junior A hockey player, who won an NCAA Division III national title at Plattsburgh State in New York. SFU is led by last year’s MVP Paul Moscone, who finished second on the team in scoring. Jamie Laprise led the Clan with 14 goals and 35 points. “We play a pretty inyour-face style of hockey,” Coletta added. “We’re not about to trap. I give a lot of room for offensive creativity as long as they take care of our back end.” The playoffs continue through until Saturday, March 27. The B.C. final is scheduled for the Copeland centre at 6:30 p.m.
Clan lose close one at Mercer Simon Fraser University gave No. 3ranked Colorado State a scare before falling 13-11 at Mercer Stadium on Sunday. In a rematch of last season’s Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association quarterfinal, freshman attack Cory Koesdibyo scored a career-high seven points, including four goals, to lead the Clan club team. SFU trailed 4-1 after the opening quarter, but outscored Colorado State 10-9 the rest of the way, despite a run of 6-1 between the second and third periods.
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VITRUM INDUSTRIES, one of the largest glass fabricators in the Pacific Northwest is looking for an experienced Class One Driver. Duties Include: Deliveries; and Knuckle Crane Operation. Education: Valid class one drivers license; Experience operating knuckle crane. Requirements: Winter driving experience; Able to do out of town trips (all expenses paid by employer); Minimum three years driving experience; Passport or enhanced drivers license for cross border travel. Compensation: Competitive wages and benefit package available. To Apply: Please email or fax ONLY your resume: By Email: email@example.com
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DAYTIME CLEANING person, Sapperton area. 3.5 hrs daily. $12/hr. Also New West area avail, variety of hrs. 604-825-2282
Become a Registered Personal Trainer. Earn up to $70/hr. Government Financial Aid may be available. Hilltop 604-930-8377 See our ad in todays paper under Education. BUTLER SURVEY Equip. hiring Technical Sales Specialist ( Retail & Wholesale)- $3500 mth/35 hr wk. Compl. high schl & min. 2 yrs of exp. in sales req. Due to clientele, fluency in a 2nd lang. an asset but not mandatory for the position. e-resume: firstname.lastname@example.org LOGGING COMPANY looking for Owner Operator Logging Truck Contractors. Short/long log for Mackenzie area. Fax 250-714-0525 Phone 250-714-1191 ext 225, email@example.com include references and capabilities. WEST COAST Chandlery Shop and Retail Marine Sales requires an experienced Manager. Please send resume with experience and references in complete confidence to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Need To Get Out Of The House, Talk To People & Create Extra Income? Try a part-time job 4-8 days a month as a Product Demonstrator! Great for Seniors, Retirees & Mature Adults! Do you enjoy talking to people & know how to do basic cooking? This job is for you and is perfect for men & women. Must be available on both Fri & Sat from 11-5 or 12-6 (& some Sun). Requirements: As a Freelance Contractor, you must be a go-getter able to work on your own, be able to carry medium weight equipment into stores & own a car. Must be well groomed, bondable & fully fluent in English. Pay starts at $10/hr. All-day training provided in N. Burnaby.Call JMP Marketing at 604-294-3424, local 30. JMP Marketing Services, BC’s most reliable demo company since 1979.
PLANET LAZER has F/T Night Manager position avail. Fax resumes to: 604 514-2292
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Permanent, full-time positions in Cloverdale area assembling and packing customer orders. 10:30am start time. Applicants must have good English and Math skills and have own vehicle for transport to and from work location. Positions pay competitive wages and offers a full benefit package. Fax resumes to: 604-576-2475
VANCOUVER’S LARGEST Lawn and Property Maintenance Company pays $120-$360 DAILY for outdoor Spring/Summer work. Hiring honest, competitive, and energetic individuals to fill our various 2011 positions. Apply online @ www.propertystarsjobs.com
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FULL TIME PERSONAL OFFICE ASSISTANT For Realtor in Burnaby office. ● must be highly organized ● computer literate ● excellent phone skills ● fluent in oral & written English ● must hold a valid driver’s lic. ● starting wage $14 per/hr. Fax resume to 604-929-5235 or email to: email@example.com
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Acme Analytical Laboratories (Vancouver), a premier BC mining laboratory, is looking to fill various Laboratory Assistant positions in Vancouver. Must be able to handle up to 40 lbs as some heavy manual labor may be required. Experience in a lab environment an asset but training will be provided. Starting wage of approximately $12 (combination of base hourly rate and daily production bonus). Detailed descriptions of the various positions are available on Acme’s website:
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HANGAHRI GALBI in Burnaby Seeks a F/T Ethnic Korean Cuisine Cook Completion of Secondary school. 3 years or more experience in cooking required. $17−19/hr, 40hrs/wk. Fluency in Korean and read English Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 604-431-0209
With 2+ years of experience. Foreman positions available. Top industry wages based on experience, medical, dental, overtime pay, RRSP matching with all positions. Email: email@example.com or Fax to: 604-531-4026
Prasad’s Auto Detailing (2003) Ltd., a well established auto detailing located at #150-8771 Douglas St., Richmond, BC V6X 1V2 is looking for a full-time auto detailer. Job duties include cleaning inside and outside of automobiles, rust proofing, paint sealant, and steam cleaning engines. Salary $15.25/hr. Mail or FAX resume to 604-278-0994.
Procon Equipment is currently looking for full-time permanent Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics and Journeyman Electricians for our Nisku, Alberta facility. Must have certification. Preference will be given to any with underground experience. Excellent work atmosphere and benefits. Work schedule is 4 weeks on, 2 weeks off. Will also consider relocation of qualified individuals to the Edmonton area from within Canada. Please fax resume to (780) 955-2411.
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The resume. Many feel that it is the key to finding a new job; for others, it’s just a formality in the application process. I don’t believe it is either. In my view, the resume is a targeted self marketing tool that highlights your key skills, abilities and experiences that relate to a particular company or position. Just like a product or Gregg Taylor service brochure, it needs to catch the attention of the reader right away and make it easy for them to find the pertinent information they’re seeking. This means having a Highlights of Qualifications and Skills section at the top of your resume, summarising your skills, training, and experiences that are most relevant to the employer. No matter how well you design your new resume, however, the resume has only a limited role in the job search process. The resume: 1) Won’t get you the job - at best it may get you an interview. 2) Won’t get the employer to pick up the phone - it provides reference material for the employer to review, but doesn’t mean they’ll call you. 3) Won’t walk down the hall and get itself on the appropriate person’s desk - the resume doesn’t take the place of proper phone and email follow-up and contact making. 4) Won’t get the employer to skip the interview process – you’ll eventually have to present yourself professionally in person. So, if you need help with preparing an effective resume call my office for a list of resources and help in your area. But remember, the resume is only one part of an effective job search. Knowing what you really want from your future work, being able to clearly articulate your strengths, developing a strong network, and preparing for interviews are other key facets of an effective job search. Help in these areas is also available, so call for more info. For help making a career change, call Transitions Career & Business Consultants, coordinators of The Transitions Program, a free 3 week career exploration program available to all unemployed people at 604-434-1177 or 604-681-2774.
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Do you need to advertise your Daycare or Preschool ? 'Kids on the Go' Feature runs once a month... in The Burnaby Now & The New West Record To place an ad or for more info please Call Virginia 604.444.3051
LIVE-IN CAREGIVER req’d Must speak Tagalog. firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-872-8327 LIVE-IN NANNY required for Nov 1, 2011 in Burnaby. 5 days/week, 10 hrs/day, $2000/mth. Spanish speaking. Duties; childcare, light house duties, meal prep, grocery/ errands. Call 604-839-5936 or email: email@example.com LIVE-IN NANNY wanted for Sept 1. 5 days/week, $9/hour. 2 yrs experience in childcare, light home duties, meal prep, some errands. Call 604-763-6084 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of Lillian Winnifred Perks otherwise known as Winnifred Lillian Perks, Winnifred Perks, Lillian Perks and Winnifred L. Perks, (Deceased), formerly of 122 - 4279 Norland Avenue, Burnaby, B.C. V5G 3Z6 Creditors and others having claims against the Estate are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the VANCOUVER CITY SAVINGS CREDIT UNION, Attention: Hamlata Dayal at 183 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5R8 on or before April 14, 2011, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. Vancouver City Savings Credit Union, Executor, Peterson Stark Scott, Solicitors
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Tim Stephens' Astral Reﬂections Aries March 21 - April 19: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness soar now through the weeks ahead! Your luck hits a 13 year peak. It’s a splendid time to begin major projects, one of the best times in your life. But some advice: 1) projects that aren’t meant to work will “fail” (or give signals of demise – some subtle) by March 28; 2) it’s better to start after March 28; 3) for success, this project should be connected to a past person, project or situation; and 4) it’s best (for easy progress) to steer clear of ambition, career and investment. Chase far travel, gentle love and intellectual things. Taurus April 20-May 20: Retreat, rest, ﬁnd sweet solitude for the few weeks ahead. Your energy is low, but your spiritual,planning and administrative abilities are strong. Deal with institutions, civil servants, government – they could have a “treasure” for you. Contemplate and plan. Be charitable. Tackle chores Sunday. Relationships ﬂow smoothly Monday noon to Thursday, but you might meet a bit of deception midday Wednesday. A good investment opportunity can arise Thursday morning – seek it! Finish chores this week, as slowdowns and indecision start soon. Saturday’s mellow, but not proﬁtable. Gemini May 21-June 20: A major wish might come true over the weeks ahead. It will probably be a wish about a relationship, romance, marriage (or divorce), about litigation, negotiation, friendship/ popularity – but it won’t be limited to these. It will very likely involve an ongoing or past situation, person or project. Now is the time to reprise the past, in a big way! Romantic or creative urges sweeten Sunday and early Monday. But settle down to chores Monday afternoon to Wednesday noon – all goes smoothly enough. Big opportunities face you Wednesday eve, Thursday. Be alert! Don’t trust “independence.”
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Cancer June 21-July 22: Your clout, reputation are high among the powers that be. Step forward now through the weeks ahead, exhibit your skills, show your record, seek bigger responsibilities. Your career sector is under splendid, expansive rays of luck! However, several cautions: 1) you might meet opposition (or pursue the least lucky position under a misguided notion of responsibility) before March 29; 2) your best action will be taken after March 28; and 3) the best project, boss, etc., will probably be linked to the past – something brand new might have a built-in “go in circles” direction-ﬁnder. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The weeks ahead are very signiﬁcant in intellect, education, media, publishing, far travel, international dealings, law, cultural rituals, religion, life philosophy, fame and especially, love. Your creative talents ﬁnd a wide audience. The most valuable gift: understanding. A few cautions: 1) headwinds, probably involving health or employment factors, assail you in these areas until March 28; 2) Mercury goes retro soon, so it isn’t the best time to start new projects. Your luck will be better with ongoing or old, revived projects, loves, situations. Romance Wednesday-Friday! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Great, signiﬁcant change arrives in the weeks ahead. It might be huge, obvious; or it might merely be a shift in direction that steers your next eight years (and beyond, because nothing returns). Finances, intimacy, health, and, less directly, employment/work can be deeply affected. Generally, this is a very lucky time. However, a couple of cautions: You’ll make much better headway after March 28; to this date, obstacles appear in money and love. To succeed, stick with an ongoing or return to a past sexual, domestic/property, ﬁnancial or employment situation. Be optimistic!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Important, life-directionchanging opportunities face you over the next four weeks, mainly in love, partnership, relocation, negotiation, agreements, litigation, dealings with the public, marriage and divorce. You can see events as opportunities or as challenges, even as threats of defeat. But even the worst case will be a “win” in that it grants you freedom. To succeed, see another’s point of view, fulﬁl another’s desire(s). Conciliate, encourage, merge, ﬁnd common ground – easier after March 28. Stick to ongoing/past people/projects – brand new ones have an Achilles heel. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Great luck comes to your employment sphere over the weeks ahead. Your hours or tasks are almost certain to increase, and your income with it. This might be short-term (e.g. overtime hours) or more permanent (e.g. a pay raise). Aim, if you can, for the permanent. But whatever occurs, it will cause a change in direction that lasts for eight years. Apply this luck (via your efforts) to a situation, job, project that is ongoing, or returns from the past. Initiating a brand-new project might lead to eight years of “on/off” work disruptions. Money luck Thursday. By mid-year, new luck! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: The month ahead is one of the most important – and luckiest – in a decade, maybe many decades. You might experience a big, obvious event, or a less marked but signiﬁcant “turn” that heads you in a new, exciting direction, in creative, speculative, risk-taking, romantic, pleasure or beauty zones. Two secondary elements play an important role: 1) communications or travel, and 2) your personality. Relationships will be sober, or deal with a realistic environment. Through March 28, obstacles exist; be patient, then leap! Avoid brand new projects/people: reprise the past.
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Mar. 20 - Mar. 26 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: The weeks ahead feature much luck on domestic, property, therapy, healing, nature, gardening, agriculture, security, retirement,child-oriented,foundational and nurturing fronts. This is a great time to buy a house, have a child, or expand business territory (“foundational”). What you pursue should be something ongoing or from the past (e.g., a house you wanted to buy before but couldn’t). “Dilemma” choices face you through March 28, so proceeding after this is easier. What you do now will affect your income and spending for the next eight years. Think “cornerstone.” Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: The weeks ahead can bring much indecision. You might see people around you making big moves, having luck pour onto them, and you can think: what about me? Don’t worry, your big luck runs from this June to June 2012 – whereas everybody “lucking out” now will get little June onward. Meanwhile, your communications, mail, friends, siblings, travel, paperwork and curiosity will expand in interesting ways. Problems and obstacles arise through March 28, so go slow in the areas listed. Stick to former or ongoing projects and people: the brand new will bring future delays. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: The weeks ahead feature earnings, spending, possessions, sensuality and rote learning – in powerfully lucky ways. Your career and earnings can climb a ladder to new heights. For career, read “status” – for example, “marrying up” is a status move. (Great career hints Thursday morning.) Expect obstacles through March 28 – be patient, then leap! Since your relationships are headed for a period of delay and “circling,” you’ll fare best if you stick to ongoing or (probably luckier) past contacts and projects than if you try to launch new boats into new waters. Read Scorpio message. firstname.lastname@example.org • Reading: 416-686-5014
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Apartments & Condos
2 BDRM, 1009 3rd Ave New West, $825.00, inc H/W & basic cable,No Pets,Ref Req,1yr lease, U/G park avail. 604-525-2599 BBY, E. Clean 1 BR. $700/mo. Cat ok, near bus & amen. Avail now/Mar 15. 604-600-7643
3 BR RANCHER, lge 66x115 lot, quiet area, rec room, cls to schls/ amens/transit. 11460-95A Ave. $424,900. For appt 604-581-6110
Vancouver East Side
1/2 DUPLEX centrl loc 4 BR, 3 baths, approx 1,700sf, kept well, nr transit/shops/schools. $665k Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458
MISSION - LAKE FRONT starting from $78,800. 60 mins from Vancouver. Park Georgia Rlty Lisa Hughes • 604-931-7227
SALISBURY PLACE 7272 Salisbury Ave Bby Highgate 1 BR incl heat & hot water. N/S & N/P. $907/mo. 604-524-4720
Bby N. Nice lrg 1 BR, quiet. $850 incl heat & h/w, prkg. By bus. Av Apr 1. NS/NP. 604-205-9409
N. WEST 1 BR apt, nr Douglas Col, skytrain, balcony, n/p, n/s, n/d, $680 & up. 604-839-8156.
COQ. 2 BR $900, Avail Now or Apr 1, heat, parking. 778-990-7079 or 604-521-8249
BBY, Lghd Mall. Bach, $720 incl ht & h/w. ns/np, newly reno’d, storage, Apr 1. 604-779-3882
COQ, 325 Casey. X-Lrg 1 BR, w/cbl, avail now. Pets & Child ok. Frm: $775. Quiet. 604-339-2316
BBY METROTOWN 1 & 2 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-788-1867
N WEST newly renod 2 BR apt, 900sf, nr all amens, sec u/g prkg. N/s, n/p. Av Apr1. 604-721-1607
1 BR, approx 830 sq ft, quiet, clean Bldg, cls to Metrotown & Skytrain, starting at $825. Rick 604-437-3013 or 778-899-8554
BBY, METROTOWN. 1 - 2 BR. Clean, quiet bldg. Incl heat/hot water. Immed. 778-323-0237
COQ AUSTIN & BLUE MTN. 1 BR, $750. Mar 15. Incl h/w, Bldg W/D. Nr transit. 778-865-6696
1 BDRM condo in N Delta, Large, Clean, Central, $725 incl heat/cbl/ parking n/s n/p 778-883-5342 or 604-910-6440 **avail April 1***
329 SHERBROOKE SHERBROOKE ST. 329 ST. NEW WESTMINSTER WESTMINSTER NEW
Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $98,500 597-8361 id4714 New Westminster Price Reduced, 555sf 1br condo, view, $164,900 525-8577 id5081 Sry Sullivan Mews ground lvl 1200sf 2br 2ba tnhse, 55+complex $220K 834-6935 id5136 Sry Bear Creek Park beauty 1440sf rancher, gated 45+ $275,900 306-931-3939 id5234 Sry Royal Hts river & Mtn view 3900sf 8br 6ba on 5500sf lot $759,900 537-5952 id5290 Sry Clayton 2yr old beauty 3000sf 6br 3.5ba w/2br bsmt suite $610K 612-9594 id5312 Sry Open House Sat/Sun 2-4 12173-59 ave, immaculate owner built 3139sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite $689K 590-0981 id5335 Sry Guildford resort like living 610sf 1br+den condo, 2 pools $189,900 790-0590 id5336
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CALL Bach.,FOR 1 &A VIEWING 2 Bdrm. TODAY! Suites $ Bdrm From $870 1 1Bedrooms from 870 Heat/Water included, Water & heatavail. included. parking Close to skytrain, No smoking, no pets. shopping just a walk away. CloseSmall to Royal pet Columbian okay. bus/skytrain. “O”Hospital, Security Deposit. Call for details.
RENTALS 604-522-9139 604-931-3273 email@example.com www.caprent.com www.caprent.com
COQ • Austin Heights Clean quiet 2 BR apts avail. Sorry no pets. 604-936-5755
AMBER ROCHESTOR 545 Rochester Ave, Coq
Close to Lougheed Mall, S.F.U. & Transportation. office: 604- 936-3907
401 Westview St, Coq
Large Units. Near Lougheed Mall. Transportation & S.F.U.
1021 HOWAY ST.
1 & 2 Bdrms from $825
Include heat, hot water, D/W, gym & visual intercom. U/G parking & storage avail. Near transit/Skytrain & shopping. Pet-Friendly Community
RENTALS 604-521-8831 firstname.lastname@example.org www.caprent.com
Time to Get Your Own Place? Find your answer in the Classifieds – in print and online!
1-BEDROOM A PT. Move in tomorrow. Affo rdable monthly rent. Call Today!
Large units some with 2nd bathroom or den. On bus routes, close to S.F.U. & Lougheed Mall.
office: 604- 936-1225
JUNIPER COURT 415 Westview St, Coq
Close to Lougheed Mall, all Transportation Connections, Schools & S.F.U.
office: 604- 939-8905 cell: 604- 916-0261 KING ALBERT COURT 1300 King Albert, Coq Close to Transportation, Schools & S.F.U.
office: 604-937-7343 cell: 778-848-5993
office: 604- 939-2136 cell: 604- 805-9490
ARBOUR GREENE 552 Dansey Ave, Coq
Extra Large 2 Bedrooms. Close to Lougheed Mall & S.F.U.
Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR
office: 604- 939-4903 cell: 778- 229-1358
CALYPSO COURT 1030 - 5th Ave, New West Near Transportation & Douglas College. Well Managed Building.
office: 604- 524-8174 cell: 604- 813-8789 2232 McAllister Port Coquitlam 2 BR Apartment Available APR 1
* Newly reno’d, quiet secure bldg, walk to all amenities. * Near WC Express. * Rent incls heat, hot water, fridge, stove, priv balcony & window coverings * Laundry & Storage ea floor * No pets ✔ Wheel Chair Access
604 - 941 - 7721
BONSOR APTS Renovated high rise, concrete building. Penthouse, 1 BR & 2 BR available. Very close to Metrotown, Skytrain & Bonsor swimming pool. Rent includes heat, hot water. Refs req’d.
or Bayside Property Services Office: 604-432-7774
99-7360 Halifax St, Bby
NEW WEST 1 bed 1 bath, $715 plus utilities. Call Quay Pacific Property Mgmt at 604-570-2786.
NEW WEST. 1 BR Apt, $725/mo incls heat, light, cable, laundry, avail Apr 1st. Call 604-780-0048
220 - 7th St, New West 1 BR apts from $720/mo. 2 BR, $850/mo. Includes heat & hot water, Big balconies. By shops, banks, Skytrain & college. U/grd prkg available. Call 604-519-1382 Managed by Colliers International
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
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
St Andrews Street 1 BR Apt, Large balcony, updated, nr transit & amens. Available Apr 1. Small pet ok with pet deposit.
for your new one bedroom home
Whitgift Gardens 1 BR Apt, $750/mo, 2 BR Apt, $925/mo, 3 BR Apt, $1100/mo. Heat, hot water, parking. Family living, daycare available. Near kids’ park, basketball court and Skytrain.
NEW WEST. 1 BR. U/grd prkg. Concrete hi-rise. Ns/np. $825/mo. Nr college. Apr 1. 778-321-0309
NEW WEST 2 BR, 1 bath grd flr unit $900 plus utlities. Call Quay Pacific Property at 604-570-2786 NEW WEST 310 - 8 St. Close to skytrain & bus. Lrg 1BR, w/lrg patio. $795 incls heat & storage locker. Cat OK with pet dep. Refs req’d. Call Res Mgr 604-395-5303 NEW WEST 508 - 8 St. Close to Westminster Mall & transit. BACH ste w/balcony, $655 incls heat & storage locker. Lrg 1 BR with balcony $795. Cat ok w/pet dep. Refs req. Res Mgr 604-521-1862 NEW WEST Cozy Studio, nr all amens, n/s, n/p, $570. Avail Now. 604-783-6003 NEW WEST: Moody Park 1 BR $610 + utils. Quiet. Apr 1. No pet. 604-591-3628 or 604-517-5593 NEW WEST. RENO’ed Bach/1 BR/2 BR. New Kitchen/Bathroom, Carpet, Appliances. From $650/$795/$1050. 604-724-8353
NEW WESTMINSTER, One Bedroom, $710/mo Includes heat, h/w, cable & parking. New carpets. Near Skytrain. Great view! Avail now or April 1. Cats okay! Deposit required. GROSVENOR HOUSE 1 BR Apt, incls ht & h/w. By Moody Park. 720 - 7th Ave, New West. N/P, N/S. 604-517-1077
WIT’S END HOUSING CO-OP
1592 S.W. Marine Dr, Vanc. Now accepting applications for APTS; 2 BR - $916. By all amens. Sorry no dogs allowed. To apply please email: email@example.com Or mail: Box 409 - 1592 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver V6P 6M1
HOST FAMILY wanted. Please call us at 604-688-1928 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Houses - Rent
ANMORE, Rancher, 2 BR & Den, 1900sf, lev acreage, 5 appls, 2 bath, f/p, garg, patio. Mins PoMo/ Coq Ctr, Buntzen, 778-688-6622 BBY N, 4 BR , great hse, gd loc, lrg corner lot, nr schools/transit/ SFU, h/w heating, N/S. $2200. Avail now, Denis 604-838-4661 BBY S. 3 BR + fam rm, s/lev, 2 1/2 baths, 2 f/p, garage, covered deck, shrd w/d, n/s, n/p, Apr 1, $1800 + % utils. 604-433-3113
Refreshingly Clean Meticulously Maintained
No pets. Available now.
Surrey Gardens Apartments
Go to http://classified.van.net or call 604-444-3000.
Contact Alex 604-999-9978
555 Cottonwood Ave, Coq
Owner Managed. Sorry, No Pets.
Call to view! 604-589-7040
1 MONTH FREE!
SRY, 80/120 St. Spac 2 BR. 1165 sq ft. 2 baths, priv w/d. $1050/mo + hydro. Ns/np. 778-549-7934 New Westminster
65 FIRST STREET
2 BR, 3 appliances, N/S, pet possible. Mar 1, $1100. Lease and excellent refs a must.
Al Dodimead ACD Realty (604) 521-0311 view this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com
ROTARY TOWER 25 Clute St, New West
Age 55 or over. Beautiful view. Bach high rise apt. Close to trans & shopping. Rent incl all utils. Refs req. Contact Ana Cell: 778-859-0798 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
SKYLINE TOWERS 102-120 Agnes St, N.West
Hi-Rise Apartment with River View & Indoor Pool. 1 BR & 2 BR Available. Rent includes heat & hot water. Remodelled Building and Common area. Gated undergrd parking available. References required.
CALL 604 525-2122 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES
COQ, Lough Mall. 3 BR, upper flr. Veggie garden, big yard. Ns/np. 1.5 baths, big sundeck, 6 appl. $1,450/mo + 2⁄3 util. 604-939-6077 COQ New Horizon, 3BR, 1900sf, 2 lvls, new appls, nr schls, ns/np, Av now. $1800/mo. 604 760-6372 COQ Nr L’heed Mall, 3 BR up, fully fin bsmnt dwn, pets ok, w/d, $1700 + util, now. 604 727-2001 POCO, Lincoln Prk 3 BR, 2 bath, split lev hse, w/in-law-ste, appls, $1850, all newly reno’d & hrdwd flrs, carport, yard. 778-288-8168 POCO NICE 3 BR mn flr, kitchen, dining & liv rm, small fam rm, all appls. $1450 Now 604-329-9600 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● NEW WEST- 1722-6th Av 2 bdrm HOUSE w/1 bdrm suite, very central location, close to skytrain..$1,188/M CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca *RENT TO OWN*
Abbotsford- 3262 Clearbrook Rd. HOUSE with 5 bedrooms, 2 baths. Mortgage helper. Only $1,598/m. Low Down. Flexible Terms. (604) 626-9647 or (604) 657-9422 www.wesellhomesbc.com
GATED PARKING AVAILABLE New Westminster CALL 604 723-8215 BAYSIDE PROPERTY SERVICES
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RENTALS HOME SERVICES
Coq./Poco/ Port Moody
PT MDY. Glenayre/Clark. Share 3 BR condo, balc, indoor pool, gym, w/d avail. $450/mo incl hydro, cable, internet. Ns/np. Available now. Near bus, schools & parks. Call Don, 604-613-3702
2BR BSMT, $750+util; shrd ldry; nr Kllny Com Ctr; 778-229-7993 aft 4pm wkday, anytime wkend BBY CENTRAL 2 BR, cls to all ammens, n/p, n/s, incls utils, 1 BR incls utils, Avail Now. 778-242-1895, 604-520-9629
BBY, Deer Lake. 3 BR, upper. $1250 + 2⁄3 util. 1 BR + den, g/l, $680 incl hydro. Sh’d w/d. Ns/np. Quiet, greenbelt area. Big yard. March 15 or Apr 1. 604-836-2710
BBY, Lough Mall area. Spac 2 BR bsmt. 1,700 sq ft. $1000/mo + util. New appl., priv w/d. Nr schools. Avail now. N/s, no dogs. Cat ok. 604-521-1008 or 604-789-6318 BBY, METROTOWN. 1 BR, g/lvl, Alarm. Near skytrn. NS/NP. Refs. $780 incl util. Now. 604-430-1358 BBY, METROTOWN. 1 BR, kitchen & living rm, wd, $650 + %utils. Avail Now. 604-779-7524 BBY METROTWN clean 2 br main flr hse, nr bus, s/train, schls, TNT. Ns/np. $980+util. 604-438-1588 BBY N. 2 BR ste, g/lev, incls utils & cable, N/S, N/P, cls to SFU, bus, $925. Apr 1. 778-847-0351
BBY N 3 BR g/lvl ste, newly renod, 1500sf, w/d. Nr SFU/10 mins to Sperling Stn. N/s, n/p. Av Apr 1. $1400. 604-710-8872 BBY, Near BCIT, 2 BR g/lvl ste. NS/NP. $1000/mo. incl utils, nr ammens, Apr 1. 604-438-1790 BBY NORTH near SFU, Upper 3 BR Duplex, 2 bath, 5 appls, f/p. NS/NP. $1375+ utls. Avail Apr 1. 604-420-3269 or 604-760-7043 BBY S. Lrg 1 BR gr lev, priv entry, inste W/D, F/P, quiet, $825 incls utls. NS/NP. Suits adults. Refs. Burnfield Cres. 604-526-7335 BLUE MTN/AUSTIN, 2 bedrm basemt suite,1029 Dansey,4 appl,no smoke&pet, incl. hydro, $750.00 ref. call (604)649-8909 COQ 1 BR g/lvl, nr Miller Park, $750 inc util, suits sngle, w/d, Apr 1. no dogs. Ref. 604-936-2206
COQ, 3 BR, f/bath, fenced yard. $950/mo incl hydro. Near amen. Apr 1. N/s, no dogs.604-525-0897
COQ 3121 Pattulo. 2 BR bsmt, f/bath, own w/d, all appl. $995 incl util. 2 min to Coq Centre. Great location! Immed. 778-688-2594
COQ CTR. 2 BR, upper floor, 2 full baths, central loc, own laundry, central air cond. $1300 incls hydro/cbl. Av now. 604-941-0712
ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.
COQ, DAWES HILL,. reno 3 BR main floor. F/p, sh’d w/d, deck, carport. $1,200/mo + % utils. N/S. Apr 1, no dogs. 604 937-3534 COQ, Lough Mall. 2 BR, g/lvl. Priv w/d & ent. F/ba. Ns/Np. $985/mo incls utils. Immed. 604-931-3677 COQ. QUIET studio ste, large & bright. Sep ent, W/D, f/bath, huge deck, private yard. Suits 1 person. Absolutely no smoking! Cat ok. $625 incl util. 604-475-0184 COQ SPAC 2 br ste g/lvl, cls to schl/bus. Inc w/d, hyd, net. N/S, N/P. Now. $1100. 604-729-4709 METROTWN/BCIT, ONE BEDRM basemt suite, no smoke&pet, incl Hydro, 4 Appliances, $680.00 call (604) 649-8909 NEW WEST Queens Park, bright 1 BR ste, own W/D, priv entry, small yard. Suits 1. $750 incls utl. Av now. NS/NP. 604-525-3130 NEW WEST, Queensborough, Lrg 2 BR+ ½ den g/lvl. Ns/np. $800 inc util. Apr 1. 604-525-7039
POCO 2 BR T/H $765, $785 & $830/mo. Quiet-family complex, No Pets! Avail Now. Call 604-464-0034
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(Coquitlam Centre area) • 2 BR Townhouse • 3 BR Townhouse 1.5 bath, 2 levels, 5 appls, decorative fireplace, carport. Sorry no pets. • 1 & 2 BR Apts also avail.
Call 604-942-2012 WOODLAND PARK
TOWNHOMES Professionally managed family townhome complex on 28 acres located in beautiful Port Moody. Spacious 2 BR & 3 BR units, 5 appls, inste W/D, walk out bsmt, 1 parking. Cat friendly.
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* RENOS * Bsmt refinish * Drywall * Bath Tiles * Windows * Doors * Stairs. Call Norm 604-437-1470
ROYAL STEAM CLEANING Carpet, Upholstery, Auto (Int), walls & windows 604-765-8054
Specializing in drywall & textured ceiling repairs, drywall ﬁnishing, stucco repairs, painting. Fully insured.
★ COMPLETE DRYWALL ★ By certified tradesman. Small jobs pref. 604-762-4024 *Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925
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Dmitry@alwaysonelectric.ca Lic#102814 # 104787 LIC. ELECTRICIAN For hire. Love small jobs. Great rates. Call 778-822-8710 ABACUS ELECTRIC.ca Lic Elect
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Janitor Service Ceiling & wall washing, Floor Waxing House Cleaning Restaurant Cleaning Window Cleaning ★ And many more things! ★ 3yr contract includes Free Snow shoveling, free paint labour, free light bulb changes!
call Tom 604-307-5998 Lic. Insured & WCB Free Est
A.S.B.A. ENTERPRISE. Comm/ Res. Free Est. $20/hour includes supplies. Insured. 604-723-0162 EXP CLEANING ladies avail 7 days/wk. Bonded. Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond 604-928-0025
DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors discount. Friendly, family business, 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408
DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-294-5300
Electrician Lic#95323, Bonded, Affordable Com/Res. No Job too small. 25 yrs exp. 604 727-2306 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
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one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865
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Refinish, sanding, install, dustless Prof & Quality work 604-219-6944
A1 Steve’s Gutter Cleaning & Repair from $98. Gutters vacuumed/hand clean. 604-524-0667 ADANAC GUTTERS- Installation of continuous gutters, cleaning & repairs. Call ....604-676-1085 PRESSURE WASHING, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs Call George • 778-859-7793
A Semi Retired Tradesman Small Renovations & Repairs, Crown Moldings & Finishing. Richard, 604-377-2480 HANDY ANDY Handyman services. Odd Jobs. (WHATEVER). 604-715-9011
★ AMAZING TOUCH LAND’G ★ Bobcat, paving, retaining walls, turf, planting, etc. 604-889-4083
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Residential and Commercial • Landscape Maintenance • Power Raking • Lawn Repairs • Lawn Mowing • Aeration • Gardening • Yard Clean-up • Hedge Trimming
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COQ BLUE Mnt area, 2 BR upper, shared w/d, d/w, big deck, monitored securtiy sys. $1125 + 2/3 utils. Apr 1. Sm Pet considered, n/s. 604- 897-0411
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Kyoto Garden Landscaping. Over 30 years exp. in Japan, & BC. I take pride in providing quality work that blends gardens with balance and harmony. Res/Comm. Garden Design, Bonsai Pruning, etc.
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ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45 hr honest 26 yrs est 506-7576.
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AMI MOVING ★ 3-5 ton cube. Starting at $39/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620 TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK
Trim/Prune hedges, rubbish removal, yard clean-up, power raking. Free Est, 604-710-9670
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Moving & Storage
ASH RELOCATION SERVICES Quality Trucks Í &Top Í Moving Equipment 2 Very Experienced Movers $77.00/hr + hst 3 Very Experienced Movers $97.00/hr + hst
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EUROPEAN LADY gives great massage. Reflexology & waxing. Suzanna. Call 604-251-8067
A Gardener & A Gentleman Lawn, garden, tree svcs. Pruning, yard clean-up, rubbish. 319-5302
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KITCHEN BATHROOM Small & large jobs. One call does it all. www.reno247.ca 778-881-4357
Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hardscaping & Landscaping. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. 604 782-4322
Sanding & Refinishing Installation Quality Workmanship Free Estimates Fully Licensed & Insured
604-723-2468; T. TRAN, New lawns, grass cuts, p/raking, aerating, hedging, pruning. Reliable
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INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508
DOUBLE - 0 LANDSCAPING Bobcat (small jobs), lawn care & power raking. Call 778-885-2984
HARDWOOD FLOOR SERVICES Mia Casa − Drain Tile/Sewer Line Water Line Repairs / Replacement & Cleaning. Vince 604-941-6060, Al 604-783-3142
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CHAFFER BEETLE Treatment. Lawn care, reseeding, rototilling gardens & hedges. 778-885-6488
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COQ, 1 BR ste, f/bath, priv entry, No W/D, NS/NP. $650 incls utls/ cbl. Suits 1. Apr 1. 604-931-1616 COQ 2 BR bsmt, lrg kit, w/d, small cov patio, newly painted, n/s, $825 + 1/3 utils, 604-525-9266
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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
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Good Day Painting Fully Insured, Quality Work, Res/Comm, No Payment till Job is Completed! Call Thomas 604 377-1338
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TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS Specialties Include: Kitchen & Bath Improvements We Also Do: • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements
MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured.
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A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324 A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437
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1994 CHEVROLET Impala sports sedan 166,000 kms, RWD, black, 4 dr, 5.7L, auto, 1 owner, serviced at dealer, all records, all original. $19,000. 604-988-4416
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2007 TOYOTA Camry, auto, 6 cyl, exc cond, like new, 24,000 kms, $18,500. 604-464-4172 NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738
NISSAN QUEST XE 1993, good running, new parts, air care. Price $1100. Call 778 773-0474
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2006 BMW 325i sports pkg, auto, blk, loaded, 90 k, immac, dealer serviced $17,950 604-220-6796
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2006 MERCEDES B200, local 1 owner, 82K, ext warr until 2011, auto, sr, heated front seats, white, loaded, $14,900, 604-771-5300
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$35/HOUR PER PERSON • 24/7 Abe Moving & Delivery and Rubbish Removal. 604-999-6020 Affordable Rubbish Removal Res & Construction Cleanup John ★ 778-881-5678 A.J.K. Moving Ltd. Special truck for clean-ups. Any size job. Lic# 32839 604-875-9072 873-5292
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A Save on Roofing - specialize in ★reroof ★ repair★ Fully Ins. Free est. 10% discount 778-892-1266
GL Roofing cedar shake, asphalt shingle, flat roofs BBB WCB clean gutters $80. 24/7 604-240-5362
K & T ENT. New Construction, Reno’s, Demo, Decks, Fencing. Reliable. Free Est. 778-881-6961
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DAN THE HANDYMAN. Reno’s & Home Repairs, 20 yrs Exp. Free Estimates. ★ Call 604 715-3979
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MASTER BRUSHES PAINTING Spring Special 25% off. Int 20 yrs, Ext 15 yrs guaranteed. Top quality job. 604-377-5423, 507-4911
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