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Apology met with applause Crowd gathered in city hall cheers when mayor reads out official apology for historic discrimination against Chinese-Canadians BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER

The City of New Westminster has become the first municipality in Canada to formally apologize for its discriminatory actions toward Chinese Canadians in past eras. Mayor Wayne Wright read the apology Monday night in city council chambers, which was packed with media and members of various Chinese organizations. An interpreter also read the apology in Mandarin. “The City of New Westminster formally apologizes to the Chinese community for its past actions which resulted in discrimination and exclusion, and it looks forward to working together in the spirit of friendship, community and cooperation to build strong bonds and lasting relations,” said the apology. Research done by city staff confirmed that city council acted in a discriminatory matter in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly by restricting employment opportunities and by asking senior governments to pass discriminatory laws. “The City of New Westminster acknowledges, based on a review of city records covering the period from 1860 to 1926, that it acted in a discriminatory manner towards its Chinese community,” said the apology. “The City of New Westminster acknowledges that ◗Chu Page 3

Bunny love Young Riley Gunderson, left, shows off a new friend she made at the 7th Annual Queensborough Urban Farmers Fall Fair. Above, Betty Allen picks herself a bouquet of dahlias during the Sunday event. Kids and adults enjoyed checking out the ponies, pickled beets, and handicrafts. For more photos see page 20. Larry Wright/THE RECORD

Bottled water brouhaha stalls Move to ban bottled water in schools dries up – for now BY NIKI HOPE REPORTER

The board of education has put the question of whether to ban bottled water at local schools on the back burner until February.

Trustees voted at the Sept. 14 board of education meeting to defer a number of staff recommendations on bottled water in schools, which could lead to a ban on bottled water in schools, until next year. The recommendations include a review of current vending machine contracts for bottled water, a report on the status of water fountains and a feasibility study of phasing out bottled water to help reduce waste. The question of banning bottled water

first came to the board in January, when trustee Lori Watt introduced a series of motions to phase out bottled water use in the school district. Trustees passed the motions unanimously, but in March, the board directed staff to forward the original motion to school parent advisory councils and Dr. Nadine Loewen, the regional medical health officer, for review. ◗Water Page 8



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A02 • Wednesday, September 22, 2010 • The Record

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING October 4, 2010 - 7:00 p.m. Council Chamber, City Hall 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, B. C. V3L 1H9

ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 7411, 2010 Location/s: 1109, 1117, 1129 and 1135 Ewen Avenue and 301 and 307 Gifford Street (shown hatched on sketch plan) Purpose: The purpose of this bylaw is to rezone 1109, 1117, 1129 and 1135 Ewen Avenue and 301 and 307 Gifford Street from Queensborough Neighbourhood Residential Dwelling Districts (RQ-1) to Multiple Dwelling Districts (Low Rise) (RM-2A). The applicant proposes to develop 61 townhouse units. City Contact: Development Services Department at (604) 515-4588. Inspection of Documents: A copy of the proposed bylaw may be inspected at Legislative Services. Details and materials may be inspected at the Development Services Department (Planning), City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, British Columbia during normal office hours being 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday inclusive (except Statutory Holidays) from September 13, 2010. Public Participation: At the hearing, the public shall be allowed to make representations to the Council respecting matters contained in the proposed bylaw. All persons who believe their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaw shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard, or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the bylaw. Written submissions can be submitted to the Corporate Officer until the close of the Public Hearing. All persons who prefer to have their submissions available to Council members in advance as part of the Public Hearing agenda package, should deliver their submissions to Legislative Services, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, B.C. V3L 1H9 (Fax #: (604) 527-4594), by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, September 28, 2010. Please be advised that submissions received will be published on the City of New Westminster website, with other associated information. No further submissions can be considered by Council after the conclusion of the Public Hearing.

Downtown Residents’ Association AGM The New Westminster Downtown Residents’ Association AGM will be held on Wednesday, September 22 at 7:00 pm in the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parish Hall Lounge, 514 Carnarvon Street. Agenda items include the Election of Directors, Officers, and various committee representatives, conducted by our new City representative, Carolyn Armanini. Kristian Davis with the City of New Westminster will also present on the Green Cone Project for solid waste and recycling. Dues payable, $5.00 per family per year. Pay now and get a full year of membership! Free admission, new members welcome. For more information, please call 604-520-1152.

Celebrating Seniors Festival 2010 A Celebration of Seniors and Youth now under ONE Roof Sunday, September 26 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm Century House - 620 Eighth Street, New Westminster Special BBQ in the courtyard - 11:30am to 1:30pm Pickup your $1.00 off coupon at the door Free entertainment, refreshments, local theatre, tours of the new Youth Centre @ Moody Park and more! For more information, please call 519-1066.

Artists on the River The City of New Westminster has partnered with the Fraser River Discovery Centre and the Arts Council of New Westminster to celebrate BC and World Rivers Day with the 7th annual Artists on the River. We are especially encouraging people to attend the Rivers Day Opening Ceremony on the main stage at 11:00am. The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages will be joined by City of New Westminster Mayor Wright and Councillors and local MPs and MLA for the celebration ceremony. Come on down to the Quay with friends and family on Saturday, September 25th to join in this fun and free event! A full schedule of events can be found at

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Monday, September 27 No Council Meeting Wednesday, September 29 4:30 pm Arts Commission Committee Room #2 5:30 pm Parks & Recreation Committee Queensborough Community Centre

The City of New Westminster is upgrading the garbage and yard trimmings collection service provided to all residents in singlefamily homes.


Starting October 1, 2010 , a new feature of the automated collection program will be the opportunity to include kitchen scraps (cooked and uncooked food including meat and dairy) and food soiled paper into your Greens cart.

The Corporation of the City of New Westminster hereby gives notice pursuant to the Community Charter of its intention to lease the following properties: The City intends to lease the north facing portion of the Parks and Recreation Administration Building basement situated at Moody Park for a term of 5 years commencing on September 1, 2010 and terminating on August 31, 2015 to the New Westminster Amateur Radio Club for the sum of $10.00 per annum for each year of the Term with full amount of $50.00 due upon execution of the Agreement. The following Lease Authorization Bylaw will be considered for adoption at the Regular meeting of City Council on Monday, October 4, 2010: •

New Westminster Amateur Radio Club Lease Agreement Bylaw No. 7343, 2010

A copy of the proposed Bylaw and Lease Agreement may be inspected at Legislative Services City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue, during business hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, except Statutory Holidays, from September 13, 2010. Rick Page Corporate Officer

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Top cops want long-gun registry retained Political foes back off as police and supporters press their arguments BY ALFIE LAU REPORTER

It looks like the long-gun registry will live for another day. The big debate about the gun registry comes as Parliament reconvened in Ottawa on Monday, and one of the first things to deal with was Conservative MP

Candice Hoeppner’s private member’s bill to kill the gun registry. The vote, scheduled for today (Wednesday), looks set to fail after at least six NDP MPs have flip flopped back to supporting the long-gun registry. Three local NDP MPs have strongly come out in favour of keeping the controversial program alive. “I’ve always supported the long-gun registry, and it’s looking more like the attempt to get rid of it is going to fail,” said Burnaby-Douglas MP Bill Siksay. “It’s been shown to be an important tool for the

police officers who use it daily, and I think once you get past the great criticism of the cost of setting up the registry, people will see that the registry has many benefits.” “We’re the only party offering solutions on how to fix the registry and make it better,” said New Westminster-Coquitlam MP Fin Donnelly. “I believe we have the votes necessary to save the registry.” “I have asked people in the community what they want me to do, and I think it’s running 10 to one in favour of keeping the registry,” said Burnaby-New Westminster MP Peter Julian. “That’s why I’ll be voting

for the registry.” Local police chiefs also led the charge to urge the province’s Members of Parliament to vote to save the registry. Burnaby’s top cop, Chief Supt. Rick Taylor, said the long-gun registry is a vital tool his officers and civilian staff use daily. “In 2009, we accessed the registry 52,207 times and this year, in the first nine months, we’ve accessed it 41,267 times,” said Taylor. “That’s almost 100,000 times in ◗Guns Page 10

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the Chinese community played and continues to play an essential role in the development, growth and prosperity of New Westminster. Currently, about 4,300 people of Chinese ancestry call New Westminster their home.” After reading the formal apology, council adjourned so people could gather for a short reception in city hall’s foyer. Many attendees, grateful for the city’s apology, posed for photos with council members. Burnaby resident Gim Wong was among those compelled to attend Monday’s meeting, having personally faced discrimination and seen the “terrible suffering” of other Chinese Canadians. Some, he said, committed suicide because of the conditions years ago. “Very, very unfair,” he said. “We were cheated at every move and every turn. A ragdoll was kicked around.” Wong, 87, is grateful to the City of New Westminster for its efforts to apologize for its racist actions. He said it’s a step in the right direction and hopes other jurisdictions will follow New Westminster’s lead. “I’m proud to be Canadian 110 per cent, but today, I’m proud to be Chinese.” Born in Vancouver’s Chinatown, Wong served in the Royal Canadian Air Force in the Second World War. It wasn’t until a decade after joining the air force that he was able to vote in Canada. In response to a request from the Canadians for Reconciliation, city council launched a reconciliation process with the Chinese community in September 2009. Bill Chu, chair and founder of Canadians for Reconciliation, asked the city to undertake a number of redemptive actions. “This is a process,” Chu said Monday night. “Today is by no means the end. It is a beginning.” Chu said the reconciliation process is about nation-building and bringing people together. He said Chinese people were not the only group that faced discrimination, nor was New Westminster the only city to discriminate against the Chinese. “New Westminster wasn’t the one push-


Making amends: Royal Canadian Air Force veteran Gim Wong, 87, shakes New Westminster Mayor Wayne Wright’s hand after the city formally apologized Sept. 20 to the descendants of Chinese Canadians for the past wrongs. ing for it. We are demanding the province to acknowledge the Chinese history as well, asking for a similar apology,” he said. “Tonight is a good start. We need all kinds of people across the province to do the right thing.” On Monday, Burnaby-New Westminster MP Peter Julian rose in the House of Commons to formally apologize for the actions of his predecessor, who contributed to the racist and exclusionary policies that were enacted at the time. “Sadly, it was one of my predecessors, who rose in this House as MP for New

Westminster, who introduced the resolution which led to the infamous act, which excluded Chinese immigrants to Canada for decades,” he said. “The contribution that Chinese Canadians have made to this country is immense. Though it is with sadness that we look at the past, we look with optimism to the future as Canadians of Chinese descent contribute mightily to the building of Canada. I rise today to formally apologize for the actions of my predecessor and his contribution to the racist and exclusionary policies that were enacted at the time. We are sorry.”

Julian said the City of New Westminster was issuing a formal apology after an extensive consultation process. He hopes other cities do the same. “This is an important date for Canada,” Chu said. “Today in the House of Commons, Peter Julian also expressed a similar apology to what his predecessor many years ago had done.” For more on this story, see Theresa McManus’s Only in New West blog. Go to, click on Opinions, then Blogs, then Only in New West.

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A04 • Wednesday, September 22, 2010 • The Record

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The annual Tax Sale by the City of New Westminster will be held Monday, September 27, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, B.C. The following properties have delinquent taxes and are subject to sale unless the delinquent taxes, with interest, are sooner paid.








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City of New Westminster Animal Services Festival Come for a day of fun and animal education! - Guest speakers - Face painting & kids table - Police dog demo Sunday, September 26, 2010 12:00 - 3:00 pm Queensborough Community Centre

McBride-Sapperton Residents’ Association Meeting The McBride-Sapperton Residents’ Association will meet on Thursday, September, 23, 2010 at 7:00 pm at Knox Presbyterian Church. Agenda itmes include an update on the Columbia Street roadwork/sidewalks/mosaics project, the new Pattullo bridge alignment, traffic issues and an open discussion on issues concerning Sapperton. For more information, please visit

Expansion to Queensborough Community Centre City of New Westminster is planning for the expansion of the Queensborough Community Centre and recognizes that community input is critical to the development of program spaces and facility design. On June 28th, City Council endorsed the formation of the Queensborough Community Centre Expansion Advisory Task Force which will be comprised of community members and representatives from the following community sectors: • Queensborough Special Programs Committee (1) • Queensborough Resident’s Association (1) • Old Age Pensioners (1) • Teensborough Council (1) • Queen Elizabeth School Parent Advisory Council (1) • Queensborough Middle School Parent Advisory Council (1) • Community at Large Representative (2) • Early Childhood Development Committee (1) • Library Board (1) • Police Board (1) The Advisory Task Force members will attend regular scheduled meetings, speak on behalf of the sector they represent, assist in public open house processes and inform recommendations to City Council on all aspects of the planning and design of the Queensborough Community Centre Expansion. The commitment of an Advisory Task Force member would be over a 1 to 2 year period. If you would like to be considered for one of the Community at Large Representatives please pick up a Advisory Task Force Application from the Queensborough Community Centre and return the completed form to the centre by Monday, September 27, 2010. If you have any questions or need further clarification please call Renee Chadwick, Manager Queensborough Community Centre at 604 525-7032.


Students, Parents & Residents After extensive consultation, study and research, School District #40 and the City of New Westminster have a proposed solution that will support the student and community needs for the next 50 years - including three new schools and a new state-of-the-art Massey Performing Arts Centre. Public Information Sessions on the “New School Vision” will be held on: Thursday, September 23 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. John Robson School Gym 120 Eighth Street

Saturday, September 25 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. NWSS Library 835 Eighth Street

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New Westminster has an opportunity to benefit from community space funded by the Ministry of Education through its “Neighbourhoods of Learning” program. You’re invited to comment on the proposed programs for each site. Please join us to learn about this complex and comprehensive plan.

The Record • Wednesday, September 22, 2010 • A05

Tougher laws already hitting drunk drivers BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER

New Westminster Police wasted little time is putting new impaired driving legislation to work. Changes to B.C.’s impaired driving legislation that took effect Sept. 20 mean stiffer penalties for people caught driving with a blood-alcohol content of between 0.05 and 0.08, with a blood alcohol content above 0.08 or if they refuse to provide a breath sample. Under the new law, drivers found to have a blood-alcohol level of between 0.05 and 0.08 – the “warn” range – will face an immediate three-day driving ban, possible vehicle impoundment and fines or related fees of up to $600. Those caught in this warning range multiple times will face a driving ban of up to 30 days and fines or fees of up to $800. Until now, police have generally issued a 24-hour suspension for people caught driving with a blood-alcohol level between 0.05 and 0.08. “Very, very strong legislation,” said Sgt. Gary Weishaar of the New Westminster Police Service. “Fully supported by police agencies, certainly by us. It is very powerful legislation. It gives us some powerful tools to get drinking drivers off the road.” The new law also adds significant penalties for people caught with blood-alcohol level above 0.08 – the level at which drinking and driving becomes an offence under the Criminal Code of Canada. Drivers

caught above this level will face an immediate 90-day driving ban, loss of their vehicle for 30 days, and costs that could reach $4,060 including a fine, a driver’slicence reinstatement fee, the cost of a mandatory Responsible Driver Program, a towing and impoundment fee, and the cost of an ignition interlock device that the driver must use for one year after their driving suspension. The driver may also face criminal charges, especially if the infraction involves injuries or a crash. About 2:30 a.m. on Sept. 20, a New Westminster police officer spotted a motorist who was driving in a suspicious manner in the 1000 block of Agnes Street. Upon stopping the vehicle, the officer could smell alcohol and administered a roadside screening test. “The motorist subsequently failed,” Weishaar said. The officer completed the required administrative paperwork and faxed the report to the Office of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles. “The file was concluded,” Weishaar said. “That driver, as of 2:30 a.m. today, has had his driver’s licence suspended for 90 days and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.” According to Weishaar, if the motorist had failed the roadside screening test before the new legislation took effect, he would have had a 24-hour suspension. It would have then been up to the officer’s ◗Strong Page 9



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A06 • Wednesday, September 22, 2010 • The Record

Listen to the cops: Keep the long-gun registry

It’s good enough for us. If the people the police to protect us and themselves who have to actually deal with the trump gun owners’ self-interest or a borpeople carrying long guns want a longrowed-from-the-U.S. right to arms ideolgun registry, then we’re all for it. ogy? B.C.’s top cops came out last week New Westminster’s deputy police saying they want the long-gun chief, Dave Jones, tells The registry retained. For the last Record that the registry is couple of years, there’s been a tool his officers use every THE RECORD a lot of lobbying to have it day – police officers check it scrapped – and those efforts before heading out to any call, have produced more political flip-flopto get a better idea of what they might ping than a landed flounder. be heading into. Those checks, he says, Some politicos are clearly worried help keep both police and the public about losing the “rural” gun vote. But safe. shouldn’t public safety and the ability of Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu has


said that officers across Canada check with the registry about 14,000 times a day. He said police often deal with suicidal people, and knowing if those people have a firearm saves lives. As Chief Const. Peter Lepine of the West Vancouver Police Department summed it up: “Why do you think this information is so important? We do it when a student on a Facebook page says they are tired of being bullied and don’t want to take it any more. … We do it when people call to report a relative with mental health problems or a landlord calls to say a couple is fighting

and he doesn’t know if they have any firearms.” Yes, a farmer in a peaceful Saskatchewan town who uses his .22 for killing prairie dogs is probably not too pleased about having to register his gun. But guns can be moved from one place to another – and, unfortunately, domestic violence and mental illness also occur in idyllic prairie towns. It’s time to get politics out of this issue and listen to the police. The goal – and the only goal here – should be to ensure that fewer people die.

Running up score helps nobody IN MY VIEW



love high school football, I really do. But after watching a couple of contrasting blowouts this past weekend, I’m not sure what to make of the sport I love. The New Westminster Hyacks lost 49-0 to the Terry Fox Ravens in the Hyacks’ annual Homecoming game on Friday night. The next afternoon, in Vancouver College’s Homecoming game, they beat the St. Thomas More Knights 29-7, with the Knights getting their only score in the final three minutes. For non-football fans who may not understand how scoring works with football, all you need to know is that each game went into running time in the first half. Running time is the rule where the timekeeper goes to straight time as soon as one team gets a 29-point advantage or more. This allows the losing team a chance not to get blown out, and the winning team often takes the pedal off the gas so as to not to embarrass the losing team. The Ravens scored their 35th




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point in the first minute of the second quarter, meaning there were almost 35 minutes of running time in the 48-minute game. Not only did the Ravens keep their starters in for the remainder of the first half, they had them come out for much of the second half. In fact, their seventh score was sent up by a 50-yard bomb from their starting QB, Cam Canales, to Ben Sharpe. When I asked Hyacks coach Farhan Lalji if he saw anything peculiar in who played the second half for the Ravens, he said he wasn’t offended at all. When I talked to Ravens co-head coach and defensive coordinator Tom Kudaba, a wellrespected name in high school football, he said they keep their defensive starters in to help teach their third-stringers what has to be done. I have no reason not to believe Kudaba and Lalji, but I, as a fan and reporter, was offended. I don’t think kids learn much from pounding another team mercilessly. When I asked a colleague – who’s also covered sports for many years – what he thought, he said that the Ravens aren’t known to push the limits on running up the score, but it did seem peculiar to him. I contrast this with what the Irish did when up 29-0 on the Knights. ◗Football Page 7

Arts groups’ opinions wanted Dear Editor:

Re: Massey meeting misses the mark, In My Opinion, The Record, Sept. 11. I’d like to thank Gavin Wishart for his feedback in an e-mail to me and reprinted in this paper following last week’s meeting between local arts groups and representatives from the City of New Westminster and School District No. 40. As Mr. Wishart is aware, the draft framework agreement struck between the city and school district to see three new schools built in New Westminster is one that involves everyone in the community. To that end, the city and school district are holding two public information sessions on the agreement on Sept. 23 and 25, and local residents are encouraged to attend to learn more about what is being proposed along with the potential community

benefits. Should residents wish to learn more about the project prior to the public information sessions, additional information, including the draft framework agreement, has been available online at both the city ( and school district ( since July. Given that a key element of the agreement proposes replacement of the Massey Theatre with a new 1,000-seat community performing arts centre, the city will continue to meet with local arts groups and stakeholders who have been integral to the lifeblood of the Massey Theatre to solicit their feedback, understand their concerns and discuss potential solutions. There are many aspects to the future of the Massey Theatre – from the “bricks and mortar” concerns, to the issues of governance and sustainability. Equally as important is the continued success of the

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current users of the Massey Theatre during the transitional phase. I can assure the arts community that their voices will be heard and that input will be sought along the way in order that a strong partnership can be formed between all parties involved in this complex and important process. Greg Magirescu, manager, arts and cultural development, City of New Westminster

Support local businesses

Dear Editor:

I would like to publicly encourage all New Westminster residents to support local small business in New Westminster. I have had such great interactions with the businesses in New West over the years and want to remind our citizens to frequent the amazing shops and services that are available right here in the Royal City. It is so refreshing to be greeted by a familiar faces and to be recognized as a regular and valued customer. The shops on 12th Street are amazing,

with many options for retail stores, dining and other services. The area around Sixth Street bustles with activity, and one could spend an entire day exploring the many businesses along the way. I would like to specifically recognize two local businesses that consistently impress me and make me proud to be from the Royal City. The Uptown Market on Sixth Street has friendly and helpful staff, always ready to assist. The beautiful flowers, produce and specialty breads make it a one-stop shop before an event or dinner party. Across the street at River’s Reach Pub one can find an amazing assortment of wines and spirits. The food in the pub is delicious, delivery quick and hot – always delivered with a smile. The staff in the beer and wine store are more than courteous and go over and above to provide excellent service. There is something special about New Westminster, and that to me is the people and the businesses that work hard to be an important and vital part of our community. Thank you, New Westminster businesses, and keep up the good work!

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Coach Todd Bernett had his starters in the game for much of the third quarter, but almost every play was a running play up the middle. Defensively, his starters played deep into the half to try and preserve the shutout, with star Christian Covington not playing much at all. When the Knights were driving for what would be their only score, Bernett put Covington and some of the other defensive starters in to try and keep STM off the board, but in my opinion, that’s an understandable use of your personnel. Because I could see what Bernett was doing,

it never occurred to me to ask him or Knights coach Bernie Kully if there was anything peculiar taking place in the second half. But I still have that nagging thought that what took place on Friday night was, for lack of a better word, peculiar. Do kids learn something by either administering or receiving a lopsided loss? Why are coaches not inserting every player on the bench into a game that’s long been decided? And if you do have to keep your stars in, can you tell them to dial it down? I remember an old coach of former Burnaby Express star Kyle Turris telling me that when Turris was younger, by

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Water: Pop should go first, health officer Are your eyes getting the attention they need? was given out at the to get a legal opinion on Loewen sent a letter to Canadian Union of Public this before we go down this road?” Watt asked. the district in August, say- Employees-sponsored Cook said input from ing water was healthiest World Waters Day event beverage choice in vending at Commercial Drive’s parents and the health Grandview Park. officer on bottled machine. The union water in schools From a health perspecthe needs to be contive “it might be prefer- opposes sidered. able to keep the healthiest privatization of When the botbeverages available, both municipal water where tled water debate free and for payment, in plants, came up at the numerous locations and to CUPE members board in January, reserve the phase-out of are employed. Trustee Casey Cook said he single serving water beverwanted to allow ages as the last phase of a Cook took issue the public to combeverage waste-reduction with Watt accepting the Tappie on Lori Watt ment on the policy initiative,” she wrote. She suggested getting behalf of the board Motions passed change. “I stress, this is rid of sugary drinks before because the board received the award for supportable, however, we water. “The decision to expand something it hadn’t done need to have public comment and need to hear from such a policy to include – banned bottled water. The board was simply staff on what the unintendwater … could be revisited once you have assured considering whether to ed consequences will be,” yourself that ample, well- continue selling bottled he said at the time. “I think eventually this is the way functioning drinking foun- water in schools, he said. Cook said he was never we will go. We just need tains are in place,” Loewen told that Watt would be to do this the right way. wrote. accepting the … When making policy, Parents who Tappie on behalf we always go to the public responded to the of the board. for comment. I think that’s district said they Though trust- something that needs to be preferred havees voted in talked about.” ing bottled water favour of deferAt last week’s meetavailable to sturing the motion at ing, trustee Lisa Graham dents. the Sept. 14 meet- questioned whether dealThe district paring, the bottled ing with bottled water was ent advisory counwater question a good use of administracil, a districtwide garnered a lot of tion’s time. parent group, said discussion. “Is this an appropriate parents were more Casey Cook Watt ques- function of staff? Is this concerned about Consider input tioned the need to part of their mandate?” she getting long-overdue new schools built than vote again on the series of asked. Board of education chair having the district focus on bottled water motions similar to those that had passed James Janzen responded, water. “Their mandate is whatThe bottled water brou- in January. “I notice that our super- ever we say it is.” haha really took off when It was Janzen who Watt, a union-endorsed intendent is putting fortrustee, accepted a “Tappie” ward a recommendation introduced the motion to on behalf of the school dis- that the board has already defer the discussion until trict in March. The Tappie passed ... so do we need February. ◗ continued from page 1

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Water pressure pops tops BY THERESA MCMANUS REPORTER

The weekend’s heavy rainfall caused a small mudslide and helped make some of the city’s manhole covers pop their tops. Sgt. Gary Weishaar of the New Westminster Police Service said some of the manhole covers popped off as a result of gushing water. While this happens on occasion, Weishaar said he can’t recall any motor vehicle accidents occurring as a result of the manhole covers popping off. According to Weishaar, the problem areas are usually spotted quickly and fixed by city crews. “It’s really quite something to see,” he said. “They are on it right away.” Jon McDonald, the city’s manager of engineering operations, said it’s rare that an entire manhole cover pops off because of rain.

“It’s not common,” he said, “but it does happen.” McDonald said the incidents usually occur near Front Street. As the water travels downhill, he said it gains in velocity - sometimes reaching the point that it pops up the lid. “It’s not unusual have the water squirt up through the lid,” he explained. “When our system is full, it is full.” In response to the heavy rainfall, the City of New Westminster called in extra staff on the weekend. Some responded to the manhole covers, while other monitored the city or responded to calls about flooding. “Some houses get some wet basements,” McDonald said. “It is pretty common.” The weekend’s heavy rainfall also resulted in a minor mudslide on Front Street, which was closed for about four hours early Sunday morning. “Nobody was injured,” McDonald said.

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Guns: Police chiefs say registry helps keep officers, public safe times per day. the last two years, and it’s a tool that Back on the political front, the change allows our people to have the informa- of heart by the six NDP led to a comprotion to prepare themselves for follow-up mise suggestion made by NDP leader Jack action.” Layton, who called on Prime Minister Taylor said that while he recognizes the Stephen Harper to admit defeat in his merit of some of the arguments against the campaign to dispose of the registry and to long-gun registry – that criminals don’t sign on to a compromise plan to make the register guns, that illegal guns are avail- database more palatable to gun owners. able to criminals and illegal guns are used Harper “no longer has the votes he in criminal acts – he still strongly believes needs to ram this bill through the House,” in the registry. Layton told a news conference. “From a public safety point of Meanwhile, the Liberals, view, I believe the registry does under Michael Ignatieff, have contribute to public safety,” he said all their MPs will vote said. against the bill this week, even Taylor’s thoughts are echoed the dozen members who previby his counterparts in New ously supported the controverWestminster. sial measure. “We support the long-gun regConservative House Leader istry, it’s a safety measure that John Baird said the decision by works,” said New Westminster some opposition MPs to change Police Service Deputy Chief their votes on the issue will breed Const. Dave Jones. “It’s a tool we Dave Jones public cynicism. use every day and that ensures “I honestly share the disapDeputy chief the safety of police and citizens pointment of many of my colat large.” leagues that people who have fought for Jones said that his officers automati- so long, so hard, so passionately against cally use the registry prior to going to any the registry are now feeling the pressure call. from Toronto leaders, Mr. Ignatieff and “It’s a great tool to help find out what Mr. Layton,” said Baird. we might be heading into,” said Jones. “This is an issue that is almost culJones’ comments come on the heels tural in rural Canada. And I don’t like of a press conference held last week by the divide that Mr. Ignatieff is putting Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu to present forward on that. Members of Parliament the united thoughts of local police chiefs. who switch their votes will have to be “The registry helps us protect the pub- accountable in their own constituencies lic. It does help us save lives, keep people for that.” safer. It helps frontline officers do their Baird said that if the bill is killed in jobs in a more safe environment. It helps Wednesday’s vote, the Harper governus investigate crimes after they occurred,” ment remains committed to scrapping the said Chu, who is also the B.C. director long-gun registry. of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of The six NDP MPs who have changed Police. their votes are Peter Stoffer, Carol Hughes, Chief Const. Peter Lepine of the West Malcolm Allen, Claude Gravelle, Charlie Vancouver Police Department said his Angus and Glenn Thibeault. officers use the registry an average of 18 – with files from Postmedia Network Inc. ◗ continued from page 3

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The power of a global language Local, international artists coming to New West for Hip Hop 4 Peace Festival BY JULIE MACLELLAN REPORTER

Joose is a laid-back, soft-spoken kind of guy, lounging comfortably at a table at the downtown Waves coffeeshop, listening to the conversation going on around him. But ask him about his motivation for taking part in the Hip Hop 4 Peace Festival, and it’s like a switch flips. In an instant he’s leaning forward, talking animatedly, eyes alight with enthusiasm. “It’s my kind of festival,” he says. “The kind of music I was doing is the kind of lifestyle I live, that these guys are living.” The “these guys” in question are the organizers of the festival going on this weekend in New Westminster, Surrey and Vancouver. They’re with MAWO – Mobilization Against War and Occupation – and this is the sixth year they’ve hosted the free, all-ages festival. The pro-peace message is an important one for Joose, who’ll be appearing at the festival with his duo, Plazma, bringing a hip hop/reggae vibe to the stage. He’ll also have a chance to share some of his own personal material, some of which he writes for the festival itself. Getting the anti-war message out is everyone’s responsibility, he says, and it’s a responsibility that he as a musician takes seriously. “Everybody has their part to play,” he says. “We just happen to be artists.” Musicians, he says, are in the fortunate position of having public voices – and voices that people listen to. “When somebody decides to become an artist, people tend to look to them,” he says. “You know it’s your responsibility now. As an artist who does music, no matter what type … you tend to want to give back.” Joose moved to Vancouver from Toronto seven years ago to chase his music dream with Killawatt Records. He’s been a big backer of the festival since he first found out about it six years ago when he saw an ad in the newspaper. He called the organizers and played at the first event – then a small show at a coffeeshop in Surrey – and has stayed involved ever since. He credits his good rapport with the organizers for keeping him involved, and the good fit between the MAWO movement and the social-justice-inspired music he’s always leaned towards. “I’ve kind of always thought that way,” he says. He’s been making music in some form since he was just a “l’il rapper” and grew up immersed in socially conscious hip hop.

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Quest in peace: Obsesion, an internationally known group from Cuba, is coming to the Hip Hop 4 Peace Festival being held this weekend in New Westminster, Surrey and Vancouver. That social consciousness is a common thread that runs through hip hop music, points out Janine Solanki, one of the festival organizers. Though many people are familiar with the commercialized versions of hip hop heard on the radio, she points out that the music itself was born in the ghettos of New York. “Hip hop from its roots has been against oppression, against poverty,” she says, adding it’s becoming even more widespread around the globe as various cultures adopt hip hop forms to express messages about their own particular situations. There’s been an “explosion” in Palestinian hip hop and in the Middle East at large, and it’s long been part of the culture in Latin America – Colombia, Mexico and Cuba being hot spots. “Hip hop has kind of become a global language,” Solanki says. “The majority of artists in our lineup are native hip hop artists who are using hip hop to talk about their communities. We use our festival as a platform for these artists.” That means offering stage space to those who may face oppression in society at large – people of colour, women.

Giving women a platform in a traditionally male-dominated music form is important to organizers, she notes. On the bill is Sista Hailstorm, who’s coming up from Seattle for the weekend, alongside local acts Ndidi Cascade and Deanna Teeple, Kia Kadiri and Misha-Q. Headlining the festival is Obsesion, one of Cuba’s most successful and outspoken hip hop groups, who have long been involved in women’s rights and Afro Cuban rights. The idea, Solanki notes, is to try to make a return to the kind of culture that was alive in the days of the Vietnam War, when the anti-war message was pervasive in film and music. “Anti-war politics were immersed in everything,” she says. “That’s kind of what we want to see again, what we try to foster.” The festival’s organizers are mostly young people like Solanki herself – she’s a computer student at BCIT – although she notes that the volunteers who are putting it all together range in age from 14 to 76. From their 76-year-old counterpart, she says, many of the young volunteers are learning a great deal about the Vietnam

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A Royal City celebration: Damon Calderwood, at left, sings with a chorus of New Westminster Secondary School students during a rehearsal for Stump City Stories for Youth. The musical, a revised version of City Stage New West’s award-wining production, is on stage at the school on Thursday.

A moment in history Stump City Stories for Youth celebrates the city’s past in music

New Westminster Secondary School students are singing their way into a page of the city’s history. On the heels of the City of New Westminster issuing a historic apology to the Chinese community, students from NWSS are taking part in a musical project that celebrates the city’s past. This Thursday, Sept. 23, students will be taking part in Stump City Stories for Youth, a project by City Stage New West. Stump City Stories is a newly commissioned musical based on the history of New Westminster. Written for the city’s 150th anniversary celebrations last year by award-winning composer George Ryan, Stump City Stories originally played to standing ovations in public performances at Douglas College. It was then nominated for an Ovation Award for Best New Musical. The Ovation Awards celebrate the best of musical theatre in the Lower

Mainland. Spurred on by the musical’s success, City Stage New West looked for a way to reach out to the city’s youth and got permission from the school district to create a tailored-for-youth, shortened version of the full-length musical specifically for NWSS students. City Stage New West volunteers spent the last year raising money to help bring the musical to the youth of New Westminster at no charge to the school district or the students. Many NWSS students will be directly involved in the production, as a high school chorus will sing the show’s finale, So Much To Be Proud Of, alongside the professional cast. The project also includes teaching artists visiting the school, as well as question-and-answer sessions with the performers. Renee Bucciarelli, artistic director of City Stage New West, noted in a press release that it’s particularly fitting for the production to be on stage this week, since the musical contains a lengthy segment about Yi Fao, New Westminster’s old Chinatown. Yi Fao was once the largest

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The Record • Wednesday, September 22, 2010 • A15


Bandathon a labour of love THE LIVELY CITY JULIE MACLELLAN

$9,827.14. That’s a pretty nice number for any bank account – and it’s a pretty impressive total for a Tuesday afternoon checkin at the New Westminster Secondary School Fan of the Bandathon website. The bandathon fundraiser is happening this coming Saturday (Sept. 25) and will see students playing, in shifts, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. They’re collecting pledges to help the music department fulfil a variety of ‘wish list’ items – including a new sound system, an electronic keyboard and ergonomic musicians’ chairs.

Ten per cent of the money raised will also go to help the Lower Mainland Purpose Society, which offers a variety of educational and life-skills programs for youth. Needless to say, the fundraiser has been a big endeavour for the department, and organizers are sending out their thanks to a variety of people. Nate and Naomi King and their company, Twisted Lime Media Inc., were responsible for creating the website that’s being used to undertake the promotion. Nate, Naomi and their staff took a week of their business time to design both the creative end and the practical workings of the website. (Incidentally, they’re the parents of Tala King, an award-winning Grade 11 saxophone player.) Steve Clements has been the project’s teacher liaison – and, as parent

Nory Johrden noted in an e-mail, “He is so dedicated to the music department you would think he had a bedroom to sleep there.” Organizers are also expressing appreciation to Kelly Proznick, the music department director, who “stands behind us 1,000 per cent and is an upbeat, progressive and fabulous teacher who is passionate about music.” Individuals and businesses are being invited to help out the bandathon cause, and businesses can be recognized as corporate sponsors on the website. Check out www. for more details on how give. You can choose to sponsor a particular student or just make a general donation. Check out the Saturday, Sept. 18 Record for a full feature story.

Poet on the road

Alejandro Mujica-Olea is at it again.

Ariadne Sawyer of the World Poetry group sent us an e-mail to let us know about the ongoing successes of the Royal City poet. Alejandro is a resident of New Westminster and a founder of World Poetry and the World Poetry Café radio show. He will be representing B.C. and Canada at the upcoming Project Cultural South international conference in Peru. He’ll also be on a book tour with Afternoon of Death, the latest of his six books, in Chile. Best wishes to Alejandro in his travels.

Another book

And more good news from the local writing front ... New Westminster resident Gregory Balderstone sent a note to let us know that the third book in his Mexican Journals of Goyo B series has been published. ◗Lively City Page 16

Helping you prepare your children for tomorrow Parent advisory groups – Back to school is an excellent time to get involved in your child’s education. Parents play a crucial role in helping their children thrive in school, providing a solid foundation for future success in our skill-based economy. That’s why the Province of B.C. is committed to funding parent advisory groups and local advisory councils. We want to ensure you have a voice, and the opportunity to be involved in your child’s education. For more on helping prepare your children for tomorrow, visit

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Drama opens Vagabond season

Faith and doubt are in the spotlight when the Vagabond Players presents its season opening production in October. Doubt, the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by John Patrick Shanley, is the New Westminster theatre group’s first production of the season. It runs at the Bernie Legge Theatre in Queen’s Park from Oct. 21 to Nov. 13. The play is set in 1964 and explores the turbulent relationship between Sister Aloysius and the parish priest, Father Flynn, a new arrival at the St. Nicholas Catholic Church School in the Bronx.

After a brief conversation with another nun, Sister Aloysius suspects the priest of interfering with one of the school’s male students – and she sets in motion a chain of events that is meant to destroy Father Flynn’s character and reputation. The production is directed by Judi Price, and the cast includes Marianne LaRochelle as Sister Aloysius and Rob Egger as Father Flynn. Also featured are Carline LemireSteel as Sister James and Nyasha Katedza as Mrs. Muller. Doubt runs Oct. 21 to Nov. 13, with evening shows at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, and matinees on Sunday at

2 p.m. Tickets are $15 regular, $13 for seniors and $5 for students. Call 604-521-0412 to reserve, or book by e-mailing reservations@ The rest of the Vagabond Players’ 2010/11 season includes The Highwayman’s Christmas, an Elwoodettes Marionettes musical, in December; Norman, Is That You?, a comedy, in January and February; Amadeus, a drama, in March and April; and Shadow of Murder, a murder mystery, in June. Check out www.vagabondplayers. ca for all the details.

Lively City: Good news for bookworms everywhere ◗ continued from page 15

His second book, I Have Seen Yesterday, is available in the New Westminster Public Library. And Gregory’s third and fourth books will soon be available in Chapters as well. Check out his website,, for more details.

Thousands of books for sale

Books, you say? Anybody that sends in an

announcement with the words “10,000 new books” automatically has my attention. So I’ll share this good news with my fellow local bookworms. St. Michael’s Parish in Burnaby is holding a huge book sale featuring nearly 10,000 brand-new books, all for $3 or less. The sale runs Saturday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Michael’s School

gym, 9387 Holmes St. in Burnaby. They’re extending their invitation to residents of New Westminster as well, since St. Michael’s is right near the Burnaby/New West border. Book lovers will be able to buy at the unbeatable prices of one for $3, two for $5 or five for $10. An e-mail from the organizers notes that the books that will be for sale range from fiction to biographies to business, cook-

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Getting the right diagnosis isn’t always easy HEALTHWISE



ave you ever left the doctor’s office, feeling rushed, uneasy and worried that you don’t have the right diagnosis? Have you ever felt that the doctor wasn’t listening? Do you sometimes feel like doctors are thinking of you as a disease

or a problem rather than a real person? In medical school, we learn to recognize patterns of disease, and while we listen to a patient talk about their condition, in our heads, we run through a list of possible explanations – the differential diagnosis. We are taught to listen first and not interrupt the patient too quickly. We also start with open-ended questions before funnelling down to more precise questions. You can tell if the doctor has made up his mind about your problem if

he starts asking a series of short close-ended questions that just require a one word answer, such as yes or no. If the doctor believes she already knows what you have, the physical examination will be very focused and brief. Once the doctor gives you a working diagnosis, you may be sent for some lab tests to confirm it, and of course, the treatment prescribed will be based on that diagnosis. Doctors tend to get frustrated if a patient’s presentation of symptoms don’t fit a typical pattern. A few rise

to the challenge, maintain a broad differential of possible diagnoses and won’t rest until they arrive at the solution. But if a doctor is in a rush or doesn’t have much invested in your professional relationship, he may narrow the differential too quickly and make a diagnosis – usually the most common condition to explain your symptoms even if they don’t quite fit. An experienced doctor’s intuition is like one’s conscience. If after a patient encounter, I have a sense of unease – that I missed

something or that the presentation doesn’t quite fit the diagnosis – I’ll go back to my notes and think things through again. Sometimes, making the right diagnosis requires calling up the patient to ask a few more questions or considering different investigations. Patients can inadvertently force a doctor to make premature diagnoses by presenting a barrage of problems that he or she could not possibly work through systematically in a single office visit.

We usually want to see all the patient’s concerns up front – at least a summary list, so that we can realistically give them attention. I have a golden rule in practice: to treat each patient with the same degree of care I would want for a member of my family. If you want your doctor to do the same for you, ask her, “What would you recommend to your mother or father if they had my condition?” Dr. Davidicus Wong is a physician at PrimeCare Medical.

Stories of African grandmothers at the library BY DEBRA NELSON CONTRIBUTOR


n May, 500 grandmothers from 14 African countries and 42 Canadian grandmothers gathered in Manzini, Swaziland for the first African grandmothers’ gathering on the continent. They were joined by 1,000 women for a march in the streets of Manzini. The gathering was co-sponsored by the Stephen Lewis Foundation and SWAPOL (Swaziland Positive Living). African grandmothers have taken on

the task of raising some of the 14 million children orphaned by the AIDS pandemic, with few resources. Many of the grandmothers suffer agerelated illnesses and, having buried their adult children, begin to parent again in their 60s, 70s and 80s. These courageous women are pivotal in holding their families and communities together at the frontlines of the AIDS pandemic. They met in Swaziland to share their experience and knowledge, and to celebrate their progress in beating back the ravages of HIV/AIDS. In Canada, the Grandmothers to

Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation began in 2006 on the eve of International Women’s Day. It has grown in four years to a national movement of 8,000 women who have raised more than $9 million. The group in New Westminster, comprised of grandmothers and “grandothers,” is called the Royal City Gogos. It is part of a network of more than 20 groups in the Lower Mainland. Janine Reid, coordinator of the Royal City Gogos, attended the gathering in Swaziland. She will be at the New

Westminster Public Library to share her experience at the gathering. Her presentation will highlight the stories of these resilient African women and their progress in turning the tide of HIV/AIDS and moving beyond basic survival to forge a vibrant future for themselves and the orphaned children in their care. The presentation will take place at the New Westminster Public Library on Wednesday, Sept. 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The library is at 716 Sixth Ave. and is wheelchair accessible. To register, call the library at 604-527-4667.

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A18 • Wednesday, September 22, 2010 • The Record

Trevor Mason. Their imaginative and interactive performances inspire children to work towards a healthy and sustainable future. GoGo Bonkers will take the Main Stage at 12:30 and again at 2:30. The boardwalk will be lined with local artists and organizations providing a wide variety of art style and mehie St. Pierre dia. Many of the artists Local artist Sopher skills at the 2009 tes demonstra have donated works Artists on the River. for door prizes to be handed out during the day.“We are really excited about the wide variety of talents Artists on the River is attracting.”says Kathleen Bertrand, Exhibit and Communication Coordinator for the Fraser River Discovery Centre.“Each artist and organization participating in the festival has somehow been inspired by the Fraser. My hope is that visitors will also leave inspired.” One of the many outdoor activities available will be Explore a Green World put on by the Family Services of Greater Vancouver. This environmental, multicultural, and educational program educates young children and families about the importance of recycling and contributing to a healthy environment. They do this through interactive activities, creative crafts, and fun games.

Get ready for the 7th annual Artists on the River In celebration of New Westminster’s BC River’s Day, Artists on the River is returning to the New Westminster boardwalk for its 7th year on Saturday September 25 from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Artists on the River inspires creativity and renewed appreciation of the Fraser River through an art show and sale, musical entertainment, creative family art projects and environmental displays and activities The festival kicks off with the Official Rivers Day Opening Ceremony at 11:00am. Held on the main stage just outside the Fraser River Discovery Centre,

Artists on the River is hosted by the Fraser River Discovery Centre in partnership with the City of New Westminster and the Arts Council of New Westminster. The Vancouver Airport Authority is the Presenting Sponsor for this year’s event. It is partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages will be joined by City of New Westminster Mayor Wayne Wright, City Councillors and local MPs and MLA to officially open New Westminster’s River’s Day celebration. Doghouse will hit the main stage with lively renditions of traditional Celtic and folk songs that will keep toes tapping and hands clapping. Doghouse performs throughout the day at 11:30, 1:30, and 3:00. Also playing the main stage is GoGo Bonkers, a high energy children’s group made up of Iain McLaren and

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2010 Schedule of Events A word from the Saturday, September 25 - 11:00am to 4:00pm On the Main Stage with MC John Ashbridge 11:00 Rivers Day Opening Ceremony with special guests: The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Mayor Wayne Wright, City of New Westminster City of New Westminster Councillors Fin Donnelly, MP, New Westminster-Coquitlam and Port Moody Peter Julian, MP, Burnaby-New Westminster Dawn Black, MLA, New Westminster Anne Murray, Vice President, Community & Environmental Affairs, Vancouver Airport Authority, Presenting Sponsor of Artists on the River Margret Mason, Chair, Fraser River Discovery Centre 11:30 Doghouse 12:30 GoGo Bonkers

presenting sponsor Vancouver Airport Authority is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of Artists on the River for BC Rivers Day. We applaud the Fraser River Discovery Centre’s work to educate and inform the community about the importance of the Fraser River, both ecologically and economically. The Fraser River plays a critical operational role at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Located at the mouth of the Fraser, YVR utilizes the river as a water runway to serve the more remote communities and favored tourist destinations that are best served by float plane. Vancouver Airport Authority has developed strong environmental and sustainability programs to protect this valuable resource. Sustainability at YVR is more than just meeting en-

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vironmental standards. It means operating British Columbia’s airport in a way that improves the quality of life of our employees and passengers while integrating and co-existing with our natural environment. Our vision of a sustainable airport includes programs such as energy efficiency, water and air quality controls, noise management, carbon reduction and supporting environmental initiatives in the community. For more information, visit “By bringing together some of the region’s finest visual artists and performers, and connecting it all back to environmental sustainability, Artists on the River is a great example of New Westminster’s commitment to the development of a vision for the arts that is relevant to where and how we live.” - Greg Magirescu, Arts & Cultural Development Manager for the City of New Westminster

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Doghouse performs traditional Celtic and folk music but also have a wide repertoire that extends to country and jazz. Pete Edwards, George Tyc and Bruce McLelland are talented musicians who regularly perform throughout the BC Lower Mainland at many small and large, public and private events. Guaranteed to keep audiences’ feet tapping with its lively renditions of folk music from around the world.

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GoGo Bonkers is the brainchild of two very talented and gifted musicians, Iain McLaren and Trevor Mason. This dynamic and creative musical duo performs interactive songs for children at festivals, elementary schools, community centres and day cares. Their highly imaginative songs inspire children with a healthy and positive perspective of the wonderful world around us.

Follow the Journey of the Blob, showing in the FRDC theatre * Click* photos of the Fraser Exhibit opening Many more crafts and activities for families to explore together: Composting and Rain Barrels with the City of New Westminster New Westminster Environmental Partners Explore a Green World with Family Services of Greater Vancouver, New West branch

Art Show and Sale Environmental themed artists: Eileen Fong Kristjana Gunnars Anthony Hollenstein Laura Levitsky Sarah Ronald Wendy Schmidt Kim Marie Scott, Country Lane Gallery Robi Smith, Blue Lantern Studio Marion Webber Gillian Wright Natalie Yarema

The 7th Annual Artists on the River is an artistic and environmental celebration of BC Rivers Day along the boardwalk and at the Fraser River Discovery Centre. The Fraser River Discovery Centre is an interpretive centre connecting communities in discovery and celebration of the living, working Fraser River. It is located at 788 Quayside Drive, New Westminster. The Discovery Centre is open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm. Admission by donation for the exhibit galleries. Hosted By:

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Fall fair

The seventh annual Queensborough Urban Farmers Fall Fair was held on Sunday, Sept. 19 at the Queensborough Community Centre. The rain didn’t dampen the spirits of those who made it out for the event, which included entertainment, delicious food and lots of fun activities for the kids.

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A22 • Wednesday, September 22, 2010 • The Record

presents. . .

The City

Seniors’ Festival


Invitation from Mayor Wayne Wright

Sunday, September 26th, is going to be a Red Letter Day in The Royal City! At last, our long-awaited new YOUTH CENTRE is up and running, bringing our Seniors and young people together under ONE roof. I can’t think of a better reason for inviting everyone to join us as we celebrate this auspicious occasion at our “SENIORS FESTIVAL 2010”, from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm at Century House. Bring your family and friends and enjoy an afternoon of great entertainment and refreshments as we join with New Westminster’s Seniors Advisory Committee and other members



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Tours of Youth Centre 12 noon - 3:30 pm


Photo on Front Page: L/R – Councillor Jonathan Cote, Councillor Bill Harper, Councillor Betty McIntosh, Mayor Wayne Wright, Councillor Bob Osterman, Councillor Jaimie McEvoy, Chair, Seniors Advisory Committee. Missing, Councillor Lorrie Williams


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The City

Seniors’ Festival


For your entertainment. . .


Collage began 15 years ago as a small vocal group of six women. It’s since grown to an ensemble of ten mixed voices and features a wide range of vocal talents and abilities. Collage’s repertoire includes pop from the 40s to the 90s, as well show tunes, vocal jazz and even a few delightful novelty numbers. They love to get the audience involved with singalongs and will even get you on your feet with some action songs and danceable favourites. For more information and booking inquiries, please contact Collage at


Come and join our Ukulele Ensemble. We practice together, at Century House, during the week with lessons on Saturdays taught by two young ladies in the “famous” Langley Ukulele Ensemble. This past year we have incorporated a practice session devoted to encouraging and assisting beginners. Come and join us. Be prepared to thrill yourself and others with the joy of music. We are continually rejuvenated by the smiles and laughter of those we entertain in care homes, as well as community and family events. Craig Mathews pipes in our dignitaries at this year’s “Celebrating Seniors’ Festival

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Jordan Knodell, sings “O Canada” at the 2010 seniors’ festival. Jordan was born and raised here in New Westminster. Just this June he graduated from New Westminster Secondary School. While in high school he was a cast member of our spring musicals “Annie” and “Bye Bye Birdie”. Last December he was a cast member of Massey Theatre’s “Winter Spectacular” and in February he sang “What a Wonderful World” at a Seniors Theatre production at Century House.

A24 • Wednesday, September 22, 2010 • The Record

presents. . .

The City

Seniors’ Festival


SOCKDOLLAGER Sockdollager is a jazz combo from New Westminster. The group was named top Junior Jazz Combo last year at the Envision Jazz Festival in Surrey. All of the members are dedicated musicians ready to do anything in their power to achieve musical excellence.


The band has travelled extensively over the years representing New Westminster in Japan, Australia, in the United States, Europe and England as well as numerous cross-Canada tours including two trips across Canada’s north. The band has been a keen participant in national as well as local music festivals, always performing at a high level and enjoying the experience.

Introducing. . .

L/R Lucas London – Bass, Kaz Takasugi – Trumpet., Tala King – Saxophone, Madeleine Elkins – Guitar and Alex Johrden - Drums

A group of seniors and youth have been meeting since April 2010 to explore the dynamics between the two groups and to plan an important avenue for discussion and mutual empowerment.

You’re invited to. . .

Meet Century House Artist, Barbara Hilstad in the Spruce Room

Meeting in the Middle

Youth and Seniors Together 11:00 am-3:30 pm Saturday October 16, 2010

Barbara recalls “In 2008 I broke my right arm and decided that a watercolour painting class might be good therapy. . . so off I went to New Westminster’s Century House and began my classes with Robert Ashcroft. To my surprise, I found that I could paint! Robert said that he usually likes his students to have five years experience in acrylics and oils before starting watercolours. I told him that, at age 69, I didn’t have five years! All my life I have been a student, studying religion, nutrition, farming, animal husbandry, and later, more formally getting a degree in Sociology, Latin American Studies, and Education. So learning to paint was and is a new academic venture for me, as well as, a wonderful stretching of my right brain.”

At the Youth Centre @ Moody Park and Century House New Westminster

Youth and Seniors will gather to explore their similarities and differences.

• Fun •Workshops • Lunch

For more information and registration call Shelly at Century House 604.519.1023 or see the website at



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$ 75

Thursday Night


Fridays 5 pm, 6 pm & 6:45 pm Saturdays 4:30, 5:30, 6:30







The Record • Wednesday, September 22, 2010 • A25

presents. . .

The City

Seniors’ Festival


Seniors – Welcom Welcome to the Library! You’re #1 in our book What are seniors doing at the library? Everything! Whatever your interests, the library can help you explore more. Are you learning Spanish at Century House this Fall? Make sure you take a look at the language books, CDs, and DVDs we have at the library. And if Spanish isn’t on your list, maybe you’ll be interested in French, Chinese, Latin, or Greek. Do you want to find out about the Royal City? Take books like The New Westminster Frasers Baseball Club by local author Ken McIntosh home with you. Also, in the comfort of your home, visit the Local History Site on our webpage at You’ll find a wealth of information as well as historical photographs. But if local history is truly your passion, walk up the stairs or take the elevator to the Reference Department. Be prepared to be amazed at the collections that are found there.


Planning to improve your skills by taking dancing classes with the New Westminster School Division Continuing Education program? The library can help. We have books as well as DVDs to help you learn and practice. And you can find your favourite songs and music to move to in our CD collection.

Maybe you’re planning a trip. Find out about art, the music, the cooking, the history, the geography, the literature, the social life and customs of the places you’re going to. It’s all waiting for you at the library. And don’t forget the Fall Events are beginning in the Library. There are Evenings of Poetry, Book Club Cafes, presentations by the New Westminster Historical Society, and Travel Slide Shows (to name just a few) being offered. Pick up an Events Brochure in the Library for a complete description of programs.

If you can’t visit the library because of illness, or a physical or visual handicap, or infirmity, the Home IMPORTANT Library Service may be available to bring library materials to you. Call us at 604.527.4650 INFORMATION! to find out if you are eligible for this program

We’ll see you at the Celebrating Seniors’ Festival at Century House on September 26th


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The Record • Wednesday, September 22, 2010 • A27

presents. . .

Seniors’ Festival




Committee Members of the Celebrating Seniors Festival 2010 sincerely thank the following sponsors and donors:

Many thanks to John Ashdown of Village Coffee Lounge on 12th Street, for supplying the coffee for our Seniors’ Festival 2010


FREE Refreshments

IN THE YOUTH CENTRE (12 noon-3:30 pm)

Cookies Candies Coffee

Special thanks to the creators of this publication — Tony Antonias, Arts Commission of New Westminster; and Rona Eastman-Magee, Graphic Designer, The Record newspaper. We also wish to acknowledge staff member Ashleigh Young, Communications Co-ordinator, City of New Westminster.


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Trekking on: Top, the Tonido family – Gabriel, Kyla and Jeremy (holding paper), with parents Art and Violet – at Manila Ocean Park on a trip to the Philippines. At right, Bernie Kiesewetter in South Africa for the FIFA World Cup this summer. He’s outside the Durban stadium, where he got to see his beloved Germans beat Australia 4-0.

Yippee! Derek, Selena and Trevor Yip of New Westminster jump for joy – as well they might, since their parents took them to Disneyland and Universal Studios in celebration of Derek’s Grade 12 graduation, Selena’s Sweet 16th and Trevor’s 11th birthday and graduation from Hume Park Elementary School.


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What: Grand Opening Event When: Saturday, September 25th 10am to 4pm Where: 7370 Market Crossing on Marine Way

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The Record • Wednesday, September 22, 2010 • A31

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377 Simpson St • $599,900 •

Beautifully updated 1947 bungalow, 5 bdrms & den, 2 baths, 2082 sq ft on beautifully Simpson Street, close to schools, parks, shopping & transit. Lovely home features newly renovated kitchen & baths, hardwood floors, woodburning F/P, double windows, large fenced yard with new covered patio, updated electrical, plumbing, HW tank, newly painted exterior. Carport & open parking.



#102-707 Hamilton St • $185,000

208 4th Ave • $579,900 •

Move quickly to grab this great opportunity to move into New West’s prestigious neighbourhood, “Queens Park”. Updated 1920 character home with 2 bdrms & den on main floor + 1 bdrm down & 2 full baths (one on each floor). It features a quaint front porch, den with French door & 2 windows, open living rm/dining rm area with fir floors, gas fireplace & lots of large windows, roomy kitchen with stainless steel appliances & small nook/ eating area, beautifully updated bathroom, spacious bedrooms, mud room from the backdoor with access to a small deck. Excellent location just steps from Queens Park & Uptown shopping area. Lot Size: 53'.5 x 55'.

1210 Foster Ave, Coquitlam • $689,900 •

Well-maintained solid 1965, 5 bdrm, 3 bath, 2896 sq ft home on huge 12,600 sq ft lot in central Coquitlam. Close to parks, recreation, schools, shopping & transit. Bright & spacious home feats hardwood floors, 2 F/P (1 gas), large rooms, open kitchen w/sliders to huge sundeck. LR w/stone F/P, master w/2pce ensuite, huge fenced yard, new furnace & newer HW tank. Lovely family home & safe neighbourhood.

OPEN SUN 12:30-2:30

Great value here for spacious 1 bdrm, 1 bath condo in very desirable New Westminster’s Uptown location. Features include insuite laundry, new laminate floors & carpet, newly painted, ample storage space + walk in closet, large patio area and is located on the quiet side of the building. “Casa Diann” has been updated with new boilers, updated hallways & lobby and has been re-plumbed. Excellent location just steps away from all Uptown amenities. 1 cat allowed.



108 Miner St. • $724,900

Added on to & re-built from studs in 1998/2000, beautiful 3059 sq ft, 3 level, 4 bdrm, 2 bath home feats awesome river & mtn views, bright open kitchen/dining area w/island, gas stove, newer appliances. Lge living & rec rooms, big closets, 612 sf dble garage/workshop w/11’ ceilings & 9’ door. All new electrical, plumbing, windows, hi-eff furnace, baths, lighting, built-in vac done w/reno & house/garage roofs done 2 months ago. 200 amp service. This renovated home shows like new & has very strong bsmt w/suite potential. Large lot w/nice landscaping, outdoor lighting, patio & sundeck. Safer & family neighborhood near parks, schools, shopping, Canada Games Pool, transit/Skytrain. Nothing to do but MOVE IN!!


#306 - 6540 Burlington Ave • $324,900 •

Very well-maintained 2 bdrm, 1028 sq ft, NW-facing, corner suite close to Metrotown, parks, recreation & transit. Lovely suite features large room and closets, insuite laundry, bright kitchen w/built-in eating area, large covered balcony. Building is well-maintained and managed and has racquetball courts & swirl pool. Rentals allowed, no pets however.

118A Miner St • $609,900 •

Fabulous river & mtn views from this recently reno’d 2 level, 2429 sf, 5 bdrm, 2.5 bath, strata titled, 2/3 up/ down, duplex on quiet residential family-oriented street near schools parks, shopping & Skytrain. Unique property has spacious open plan w/spacious living room with gas f/p & picture windows, newer maple kitchen with black applcs, gas stove & pantry, 3 lrg bdrms + new 1.5 bath on 1366 sf main floor + 2 bdrm, 1 bath 1013 sf accommodation down. Partly covered 528 sf sundeck recently redone, 1 year old hi-efficiency furnace, double windows, metal roof, new hot water tank, superb sound proofing between floors, updated electrical & plumbing, nice landscaping, 24' x 12' workshop + single garage. Shows very well!

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#2101-1 Renaissance • $584,900 •

WOW! stunning top floor, 1 yr old, NE corner, 1475 sf, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, PENTHOUSE at the “Q” on New West Quay close to boardwalk, river market, skytrain, shopping & parks. This immaculate suite feats open plan, high ceilings, gourmet kitchen w/granite counters, top of the line applces including gas cooktop & wall oven, mahogany cabinets, spacious master bdrm with ample closets & full ensuite, insuite lndry, insuite storage & locker, huge 32’ long balcony w/gas hook up & water tap & awesome river, mtn & city views, 2 parking stalls. Bldg has caretaker, full exercise room, theatre & balance of 2-5-10 warranty.

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725 2nd St • $569,900

1700 sf, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 1911 Craftsman-style bungalow in desirable Glenbrooke North neighbourhood, close to Herbert Spencer Elementary & Glenbrooke Middle School, shopping, Queen’s Park & transit. Home features fir floors, high ceilings, hot water radiant heat, wood exterior, covered front porch & a back deck with views of the mountains. Bright living room, updated kitchen, bath & electrical, spacious fenced yard, 6yr-old roof, 2 bdrms on the main - good height basement with large rec room, 3-pce bathroom, laundry & storage.

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109 Agnes St • $549,900

COMING SOON! 1350 sf, 3 bdrm, 2 bath heritage duplexes. Features high ceilings, wood floors, large windows & 10 yr warranty. Homes show very well. Reserve for a private showing today!

#101-1 Renaissance • $499,900 •

Beautiful, 1 yr. old, 3 bdrm & den, 2.5 bath, 1448 sf 3 level, concrete corner townhouse, at the “Q” at the New West Quay, close to the river boardwalk, soon to be re-opened river market, shopping, parks & transit. This bright & spacious SW facing unit feats 240 sq. ft. of main floor patio/ yard & 406 sq. ft. roof top deck w/city, square & lagoon views, high ceiling on main, open plan gourmet kitchen w/granite counter & stainless steel appliances, gas stove, island, LR w/electric f/p, new 32” flat screen TV/surround sound system, spacious tile foyer, master w/ensuite, good size bedrooms & closets, 2 parking stalls. Building has great fitness room, theatre & new 2-5-10 home warranty.


#1402-739 Princess St • $369,900

WOW! Over 1,000 sf 2 bdrm & 2 bath corner suite at the Berkley. Gaze at the wonderful Mountain and City views from this spacious and open floor plan. 2 balconies, gas fireplace, insuite laundry with storage, large master bedroom with soaker tub in ensuite. Building is just steps to all the amenities in the heart of Uptown. No need to drive. This building allows a small pet as well. Includes parking and storage locker. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!!

#405-69 Jamieson Crt., NW • $359,900

Stunning unobstructed river & mtn views from this beautiful 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 1190 sf rare front nose suite in Palace Quay close to skytrain, parks, schools & shopping. This immaculate highly renovated suite feats laminate flooring, designer paint, updated kitchen & bath with newer applcs, granite & marble counters, new doors, Murphy bed in 2nd bdrm, light fixtures, custom see-through blinds, gas f/p with new mantle & hearth, insuite lndry, large covered deck & much more. Bldg is well maintained & managed & has indoor pool, gym, workshop & playing fields. Come enjoy the luxury & the view.

#1403-69 Jamieson Crt • $359,900

Stunning NE river & mtn views from every window of 1125 sf corner unit Bosa-built concrete building with good reputation. Features 2 bdrms, 2 baths, awesome views from living room & Master bdrm, fabulous slate floors in foyer, kitchen & dining room, beech laminate floors in master & living rm, updated kitchen w/granite counters & stainless steel applcs, updated bath w/granite counters, newer washer & dryer. Maple French doors all in excellent floor plan with no hallways & wasted space. Building has new roof since 2009 & hallways & lobby areas were recently updated. Complex offers great amenities which incl pool, billiards rm & fully equipped gym. Great convenient location close to hospital, SkyTrain, shopping & transit.

#404534 6th St • $289,900 •

B e l m o n t Towers, in the heart of Uptown New We s t m i n s t e r close to shopping, transit, schools & parks. This 27 year old 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1512 sf suite features 3 large bedrooms, kitchen with eating area, big bright living room, concrete construction, building is well maintained & managed & has been replumbed, has games room, roof deck, guest suite & 2 parking stalls.

#12-230 10th St • $329,000

Award-winning“Cobblestone Walk” built by Bosa in 2000, desirable complex in friendly, family neighbourhood in the heart of New Westminster’s “Brow of the Hill” area. 1 level, 973 sf townhome features 2 good sized bdrms, 2 baths & open entertainer’s-style kitchen & dining area. Wide courtyard breezeway outside your front door is safe for kids to play, making a perfect home for young family starting out. Laminate & tile flooring, gas F/P & open floor plan make this a nice place to come home to. Pet friendly complex, secured underground parking & reasonable maintenance fees. Great location close to transit, schools & shopping.

R5 DUPLEX LOT Pending 4th reading (already passed 1st, 2nd, #307-707 Gloucester St. • $269,900

Very nicely updated & immaculate top floor, NW corner, 893 sf, 2 bdrm, 1 bath suite features newer kitchen, appliances, bath & laminate flooring. Also feats insuite lndry, gas f/p, bathroom with soaker jacuzzi tub, lots of closets & insuite storage, large private balcony, newer paint & light fixtures. Bldg. is well maintained & managed, re-plumbed in 2001, new roof last year, new boilers coming up, maint. fee includes heat, hot water, gas & rec facility. Close to skytrain, Douglas College, NW Quay, uptown, parks, schools & recreation. Includes a car!

#206-45 4th St • $183,800

Attractive view of the Fraser River. Watch the Patullo bridge to the left and sweeping views to the right all the way to the Alex Fraser bridge. Very bright suite with newer Ikea kitchen, tile floors, and laminate floors in dining room. Very friendly building with lots of long term owners. Close to public transportation, skytrain, and restaurants. 2 storage lockers inside the suite. Building is to be repainted soon and has been paid for. This unit is priced right and should sell quickly.

& 3rd reading), 66.67' x 124' lot, currently has older 6 bedroom character home on it. 3804-3810 Napier, Bby $799,900

A32 • Wednesday, September 22, 2010 • The Record

◗ Calendar of Events ◗TO SEPTEMBER 26


2010 Shanghai Expo Photo Exhibition, Royal City Centre, free admission.

New Westminster Homeless Coalition, third annual fundraising dinner, Inn at the Quay. Speaker is Ken Lyotier, founder of United We Can. Info: Lydia Steer 604-526-2522 or lydia.

◗WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22 Squares Across the Border, Free introduction to square dancing at Shiloh-Sixth Avenue Church, 1111 Sixth Ave. 7 to 9 p.m. Info: www.

◗THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 Fibromyalgia and Myofascial pain syndrome workshop, Room 210, New Westminster Central College at 314 Agnes St. Speaker: Dr. Reagan Chu. Translator: Tina Wu. Workshop conducted in both English and Mandarin. Info: Tina Wu 604808-7318.

◗FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 Ukrainian Perogy Supper, Holy Eucharist Cathedral Church, Fourth Avenue and Fifth Street. 5 to 8 p.m. Perogy sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 604526-0988 or 604-522-7711.

◗SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 Knox Presbyterian Church thrift sale, 403 East Columbia, between 9 a.m. and noon. Info: 604-524-6712.

◗MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 Tillicum Toastmasters, public speaking is a great skill to have. 7:20 to 9:30 p.m. Unity in Action Hall, 1630 Edinburgh St. Info: or call 778-8229212.

◗FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1 Codependents Anonymous Freedom Group, 12-step program for men and women who want more functional relationships. 7:30 p.m., Sherbrooke Centre, 260 Sherbrooke St. in the main floor lounge: Info: Sue: 604-580-8889 or info line at 604-515-5585.

◗FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8 Codependents Anonymous Freedom Group, 12-step program for men and women who want more functional relationships. 7:30 p.m., Sherbrooke Centre, 260 Sherbrooke St. in the main floor lounge: Info: Sue: 604-580-8889 or info line at 604-515-5585.

◗MONDAY, OCTOBER 11 Puffers Club, meets in the New Westminster Public Library at noon. 716 Sixth Ave. Everyone with breathing problems is welcome. Info: Margaret 604-5258589 or Phyllis 604-590-0123.

◗ONGOING Volunteers needed, to help the SARA Society (Sexual Assault Recovery Anonymous), to serve on the board of directors, on the steering committee, as adult group leaders and as teen group leaders. Info: www.sara, sarasociety@telus. net, 604-584-2626. Book Club Café, New Westminster Public Library meets the fourth Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Plaskett Room. Drop-in book club allows people to share one or two books you have read. Library at 716 Sixth Ave. Info: 604-5274667. Support groups, for men or women, aged 19 and up, who were sexually assaulted as children. Group also available for teenage girls, aged 13 to 18, who have been sexually assaulted. Groups held in safe, non-judgmental environment so that you feel free to share as much or as little as you want. Info:,, 604584-2626. Community kitchens, offered by Family Services of Greater Vancouver and Cameray Centre, a community-building program that brings people together to learn to cook low-cost, nutritious meals in a friendly, informal environment. Offered at Shiloh-Sixth Avenue United Church and Queensborough Community Centre, call 604-525-9144. Parenting in Canada, a parenting support group for immigrant women with young children, offered by Family Services of Greater Vancouver on Friday mornings, child care provided. Free. Call Gloria at 604-5259144 for information. Developmental Disabilities Association, collects used


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◗WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 Burnaby/New Westminster Newcomers and Friends Club, welcomes women new to the area, as well as long-time resident. For info on time and location, call Lenore at 604294-6913.

◗FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15 Codependents Anonymous Freedom Group, 12-step program for men and women who want more functional relationships. 7:30 p.m., Sherbrooke Centre, 260 Sherbrooke St. in the main floor lounge: Info: Sue: 604-580-8889 or info line at 604-515-5585.

houseware items, helping to provide a significant source of income to support its programs and services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Call 604-273-4332. Scouts Canada, for boys and girls aged five to 17, meeting every Monday at various locations in New Westminster. Parental involvement needed. Call Gord at 604-524-5780 for information. ESL conversation circles, held at New Westminster Public Library. Program for all adults runs Saturdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Program for women only runs Fridays, 10 to 11 a.m. at New Westminster Public Library. Free, drop-in program for adults who want to meet people and practise speaking English. Children welcome. Info: 604-527-4660. Big Sisters, seeks new volunteers. Information sessions held regularly around the Lower Mainland. Call 604-873-4525 or visit for a listing of information sessions. Action Employment Services, an employment service for people with disabilities, offers services including needs assessment, career counselling, workshops and more, at 404-737 Carnarvon St. Info: 604-515-9525. Cerebral Palsy Association of B.C., offers a free at-home pickup service for clothing, shoes and small household goods. Phone 604-515-9467. Single Again, welcoming men and women who are starting over after a divorce, separation or severed relationship, facilitated by a certified counsellor who has travelled that journey. Info: 604-524-8411. Al-Anon meetings, weekly, for family and friends of addicts, Thursdays at noon at Olivet Baptist Church, 613 Queens Ave. Ring the bell at the office. Seniors Services Society of New Westminster, needs volunteer drivers for the Meals on Wheels program, three hours once a week. Also seeking grocery shoppers for the grocery shopping program. Call 604-

Open House

Sunday, 2-4 pm Offered at

$649,900 Family neighbourhood, circa 1928 Heritage-style home, same owner for 52 years, over 3100 sq. ft. of functional floor plan, spacious rooms, 2 bedrooms up with updated bathroom, 2 bedrooms on main with updated bathroom, office, original kitchen, living room with built-ins, fireplace, sconces, formal dining room, refinished oak and fir floors, interior freshly painted, lots of character and charm, original hardware, fir doors, trim, and baseboards, 9 ft ceiling, unfinished basement with great potential, updated plumbing and electrical, mainly double windows, enclosed porch overlooks south-facing backyard, lovely lot 49.5’x130’, single garage, lane access, very convenient to park, schools, shops, recreation and transit. Call Roger today for a private viewing!

Call Roger Nottingham: 604.421.7275

520-6621 or e-mail volunteer@, or see Alzheimer Society of B.C., caregiver support group, meets in New Westminster the second Tuesday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m., call 604-298-0780. A Chinese-speaking support group meets the third Thursday of the month, 2 to 4 p.m. Info: 604-298-0711. High Output Business Networking, New Westminster chapter, meets every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at the Waffle House uptown. Guests welcome. Call 778-986-9186 for info and to RSVP. Spoken Word Toastmasters, offers help improving communication and speaking skills,

building confidence and selfesteem, meeting Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Royal Oak Community Church, 7175 Royal Oak Ave., Burnaby. Guests and new members welcome. Info: Bernie, 604-464-4415 or e-mail the Sensational Singles Walking Club, meets for walking and socializing. Seeks new members for exercise and fun. Call Laura at 604-930-1110 or Dorothy at 604-594-1260. Kiwanis Club of New Westminster, holds luncheon meetings the first and third Tuesday of every month at Boston Pizza, Columbia Square, 1005 Columbia St., at noon. Info: Marge Ashdown, 604-5218567. Western Society for Children,

holds a parent support group in New Westminster, Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with on-site child-minding on request, for parents with children 12 and under who have diverse learning needs. To register, call Wanda Gendron at 604-515-0810. Volunteers needed, for Harmony Court Care Centre and Estate. If you are patient and enthusiastic and enjoy working with seniors, opportunities are available. Call Mary Aaaron at 604527-3322 or e-mail maaron@ Do you have a non-profit listing or updated information for an ongoing item? Send details to or fax to 604-444-3460. Allow at least three weeks’ notice.

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Here is your 2nd chance to own a piece of Vancouver landmark - Woodwards; Master; Master piece of design from architecture to plumbing. Well laid out 2 bed, 2 baths, open kitchen & balcony. 502-128 West Cordova St.

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Great top floor bachelor w/ den facing Granville & very quiet when patio door closed. Brand new carpet & paint as well as washer & dryer. New fixtures & newer appliances. PH9, 1503 W 66th Ave.

A36 • Wednesday, September 22, 2010 • The Record








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Peterborough nets Mann Cup in Game 6 win Lucky number 13 for the Peterborough Lakers came at the expense of the unlucky New Westminster Salmonbellies. The Lakers capped off their 13th Mann Cup victory on Friday with a 15-9 win in Game 6 over the Royal City squad that has now lost three straight Mann Cup finals. “It’s harder each time you lose,” Salmonbellies general manager Dan Richardson said on Saturday afternoon. “The expectations are higher each time so it’s harder when you don’t meet those expectations.” The ‘Bellies got the start they were looking for, scoring the first two goals by 4:10 of the first, on markers from Jamie Floris and Pete McFetridge. But the Lakers scrambled back to a 4-4 tie after the first period on the strength of a hat trick from Scott Evans and a goal and two assists from John Tavares. “We felt very good after the first period,” said Richardson. “We got the start we were looking for.” After the teams played a tight second period, marked by Evans’ fourth goal, the game turned in the final five seconds of the period when ‘Bellie Kyle Ross punched an unsuspecting Evans in the back of the head and received


assists. Richardson, fully aware that a Western team hasn’t gone to Ontario and won a Mann Cup since 1986, said his squad played well, but didn’t get any Lady Luck. “We didn’t get too many bounces,” he said. “I’m talking about not getting

Farhan Lalji minced no words when talking about his 0-3 New Westminster Hyacks. “We’re just not good enough,” said Lalji after his squad was bludgeoned 49-0 by the Terry Fox Ravens at Mercer Stadium on Friday night. “I saw it coming. We were awful during the week and I’m a firm believer that what you do from Monday to Thursday dictates what happens on Friday night. We had a horrible first day of practice … We took a significant step backward this week.” On a night when the Hyacks were held to only 92 yards of offence, the Ravens justified their provincial number 2 ranking and got a bit of revenge over the squad that eliminated them from the 2009 playoffs in the quarterfinal stage. For the Hyacks, being shut out for the second time in three weeks blunted the progress made in a 40-20 loss to W.J. Mouat last week. “There were some signs last week that offensively, we woke up,” said Lalji. But those gains were hard to see against the physically dominant Ravens. “They’re the best team we’ve played this year,” said Lalji, “but they didn’t

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Bright moment: Alex Gajic tries to beat Peterborough keeper Mike Thompson in Game 6 of the Mann Cup last Friday. The ‘Bellies lost 15-9 despite Alex’s goal and three assists. Peterborough won its 13th Mann Cup on the strength of MVP Shawn Evans and older brother Scott, who potted six goals in the deciding game. a five-minute roughing major. The Lakers were holding an 8-6 lead at the time but opened the third period with two power-play markers, with Evans’ younger brother Shawn scoring at 2:22 of the third, followed by Scott at 4:06. “The Ross punch was

something we didn’t need to do,” admitted Richardson. “Our PK (penalty killing) was doing a good job until that point but those Evans boys, they were dialled in.” Scott Evans would finish with six goals and two assists on the night while Shawn walked away with

the MVP after a one goal, six assist effort. Shawn finished the six-game Mann Cup series with 32 assists, breaking Josh Sanderson’s 2002 mark of 26 helpers in seven games. The Lakers also got an eight-point effort from John Grant who finished with a hat trick and five

Fans take part in brotherhood of Mann BY ALFIE LAU REPORTER

The River’s Reach was packed as if it were a Vancouver Canucks playoff game. But it wasn’t Canada’s national winter sport that had everybody jumping for joy or biting their fingernails, it was Game 6 of the Mann Cup for Canada’s national summer sport. The hometown ‘Bellies were fighting for their lives, ultimately losing 15-9 and the best-of-seven series 4-2 to the Peterborough Lakers. But for the packed tables of lacrosse fans, it was a chance to celebrate the brotherhood that is Royal City lacrosse. Jack Fulton just returned from Peterborough, where he watched his team play the first five games

of the series. “I had to be back because I’m organizing the (Salmonbellies) alumni golf tournament,” said Fulton. “They were all good games, but out guys fell just a bit short.” Fulton has four Mann Cup rings to his credit: 1958, 1959, 1962 and 1965. Fulton said the task of winning out east for a western team is hard to do justice to. “I think you have to be 25 per cent better and at this level, nobody’s 25 per cent better,” he said. “They’ve got guys like John Grant, Tracy Kelusky and John Tavares and those guys are pretty good.” The mere mention of the Tavares name brings a smile to the face of Steve Goodwin. Goodwin remembers the 42-

year-old superstar well. “John actually came and played with us in Vancouver in 1990 when we went to the Mann Cup,” said the local real estate agent. “He was 22 back then and we lost four straight to Brooklin.” But that’s not the only memory Goodwin has of Tavares. “One of those games, John did a doubleheader. He was playing university football, I think for McGill, and he played an afternoon game at safety and played for us that night,” said Goodwin. “That’s how good an athlete John is.” Goodwin was an assistant to current coach Bob Salt, but with three kids, Goodwin left just as the ‘Bellies began their ascent back into the upper lacrosse echelons.

While Goodwin doesn’t have any Mann Cup rings to show off, his friend John Wilson won the coveted cup twice, but has only one ring to show for it. “I won as a junior call-up by New West in 1989 and I also won in 2001 when I was with Coquitlam,” said Wilson. “I don’t have the 1989 ring because my place got broken into and that ring was stolen.” Wilson doesn’t let that incident get him down, as he takes pleasure in ribbing Goodwin when the Realtor starts giving him the gears. “I can’t hear you because my rings are clogging up my ears,” said Wilson as he referenced a famous hockey put-down by goalie Patrick Roy to opposing centreman Jeremy Roenick. Wilson said he should have

had a third ring too, as he was an 18-year-old in 1986 when Casey Cook called and asked if he wanted to play in the playoffs for the senior Bellies. “I had tickets to a Lions game at Empire Stadium,” said Wilson. “So I told Casey that he should call up Brian Nikula. ... Nik gets called up and that’s the year they went out east and won the Mann Cup, the last time a western team has gone out and taken the Cup out east.” Cook remembers that championship well, as that was the second of the four Cook would win. “We beat Brooklin in six games and it was extremely difficult,” said the current New Westminster school trustee. “It was our fourth time going out east, and that’s ◗Mann Page 39

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do anything we didn’t expect them to. … We just didn’t execute. We made some mistakes, and they made us pay.” The Hyacks started nicely, with lineman Derek Stagner recovering a Terry Fox fumble at the Ravens’ 27-yard line. But the Hyacks could only gain five yards on the next four plays before turning the ball back over. On the next play, Matteo Nardone outran the Hyacks up the right side for a 78yard touchdown 2:15 into the game, and the Ravens never looked back. After the Hyacks drive stalled, the Ravens got the ball back on their own 41, and Jared Soll ripped a 59-yard TD at 6:34 of the first quarter to extend the lead to 14-0. Jacob Patko would extend the lead to 21-0 with 1:53 left in the first quarter, and the rout was officially on. Soll would score his second TD 25 seconds into the second quarter when Hyacks quarterback Regan Eberding and running back James Belgrave fumbled a handoff that was recovered by Fox’s Alex Agnoletto. Soll took a 25-yard screen pass from Cam Canales and rumbled up the left side to make the score 28-0. On the subsequent kickoff, Manraj Bains muffed the kick and the Ravens made it 35-0 on a five-yard throw from Canales to Tanner White. The game then went into running time, meaning the final 34 minutes of the game were stopped only for a timeout or injury. Soll would finish with a third touchdown, a one-yard run just before the half to make it 42-0, and Canales finished the scoring with a one-yard quarterback sneak early in the fourth quarter.

Canales finished four-of-nine for 79 yards in the air, with most of that coming on a 50-yard completion to Ben Sharpe in garbage time. Ravens’ co-head coach and defensive coordinator Tom Kudaba was proud of his team’s effort. “We were pretty on tonight,” said Kudaba. “We were clicking on all cylinders, and our guys were really geared up for this game.” Kudaba admitted his squad didn’t start well, but their stars turned the game around for them. “Our QB really understands what we’re trying to do, and he leads,” said Kudaba of Canales. Fox kept its starters in the game while ahead by six touchdowns, but Kudaba said not much should be read into that. “We have 15 or 16 kids who can start for us on defence, and when we go to our third-string guys, we need some of the older kids to keep the system working. … It’s simple, but it’s technical.” Lalji also saw no problem with how the second half went, saying he has a lot of respect for Kudaba and Fox’s offensive coordinator, Martin McDonnell. “It’s not up to them to stop them,” said Lalji. “I’m not offended at all.” What did bother Lalji was his squad came up so short on Homecoming night, an occasion on which they were previously unbeaten. “Absolutely, it hurts more that we lost on Homecoming,” he said. “The kids knew it.” The road doesn’t get any easier for the Hyacks, as they host the Vancouver College Fighting Irish this Friday at Mercer Stadium at 7 p.m.

’Bellies: Hope for second chance ◗ continued from page 37

breaks on face-offs, not getting the right bounce at the right time, just not getting breaks.” The ‘Bellies were led offensively by Alex Gajic, who finished with a goal and three assists, Floris and Cliff Smith with two goals and an assist each, and Jordan McBride, who had a goal and two assists. The ‘Bellies were buoyed by the first appearance of rookie Corbyn Tao, who missed the first five games because of school conflicts. As for looking ahead to the future, Richardson said youth is on their side. “Their average age is 28 and ours was 25, so we’re a young team,” he said. “I

firmly believe that when we win our first Mann Cup, we will win many more after that, and we’ll soon forget about the three we lost.” As for what changes the squad will need to make in 2011, Richardson said it’s too early to tell. “We will get together, and we’ll talk to our players and see what we need to do,” said Richardson. “We’re not afraid to make changes, but today (Saturday) is too soon to think about that. We fly back home Sunday, and we’ll start thinking about next year after that. “Next year, we intend to be hosting the Mann Cup, and hopefully we’ll get another chance at Peterborough.”

Mann: Fans pack pub for Game 6 ◗ continued from page 37

how long it took us to bring the Cup back home.” Cook, with championship rings in 1981, 1989 and 1991 as well, said the biggest problem back them was hydration. “Our guys were losing 10 to 12 pounds a game, the place was so humid,” said Cook. “Our guys were getting stomach cramps, and we had to make sure everybody was always hydrated.”

As the new Salmonbellies went down to defeat, the old ‘Bellies could only offer encouragement. “Their time will come,” said Fulton. “They’ve got such a great young team, and they’ve got a good team leading them.” “We went to 11 Mann Cup finals in 16 years and we won four,” said Cook. “Just getting there is tough, but winning is even tougher.”


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BACH & 1 BR, nicely done, cls to shop & transit, secured, incls heat, h/w, prkg, Start @ $675. 604-325-1385 SALISBURY APARTMENT 7111 Salisbury Ave Bby Highgate 1 BR rent incl heat & hot water. NS/NP. Call 604-526-5584 N. WEST 1 - 2 BR apt, nr Douglas Col, skytrain, balcony, n/p, n/s, n/d, $700 & up. 604-839-8156.

COQ. 1 BR, 2nd flr. U/grd prkg. $790/mo incl heat & h/w. N/s. Consider sm. dog. 604-723-6907

COQ. 1 BR, $750. 2 BR, $850, 3 BR, $1050. Now/Oct 1, Incl d/w, ht, 778-990-7079, 604-521-8249

BBY, Brentwood. Big 1 BR top flr. $780 incl ht & h/w. Adult-oriented bldg. ns/np. 604-841-6984 BBY METROTOWN 1 & 2 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-788-1867 BBY METROTOWN 1 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. $700 Inc heat/hot water. 778-994-2334 BBY METROTOWN 1 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-323-0237 BBY METROTOWN 1 BR avail Immed, Clean, quiet bldng. Inc heat/hot water. 778-848-1790

BBY, NORTH. 2 BR, 20th floor. 2 full baths, 6 applis, 2 balc, u/grd prkg, gym & pool. Near Skytrain. $1500/mo. Oct 1st. 604-420-9228 BBY NORTH Luxury 1 BR & Den Condo, nr Brentwood mall, $1350 (unfurn) $1550 (furn), n/s, n/p, Avail Oct 15. 604-568-0570 BBY S. 1 & 2 BRs. $710 & $795 - $835., ug prkg, hw, WiFi, cat ok, Metrotown, 604-818-1129 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

COQ, 2925 Glen Drive. Quiet bldg. 2 BR + solarium, 2 f/baths, gas f/p, in-suite w/d, d/w, garb., balc., u/grd prkg. Near W.C.E. $1,000/mo. Nov 1. 604-298-6667 COQ BRAND New 1 BR & Den apt, top flr, nr schl & shops, $1200. Avail Now. 604-939-3122 COQ WW Plateau, 2 BR, 2 bath, $1325/mo, Quay Pacific Property Mgnt Ltd. Call 604-570-2786

COQ/BBY, CORA Towers. NEW, 1000+sf, 2 BR, 2bth, appls, Gym, Media, 2 sec prkg. Close to SFU/skytrain. $1600(rent) +$400 (credits) /mo. Dave 604-787-1413 COQ AUSTIN & BLUE MTN. 1 BR, $720, Avail Oct 1, incl h/w, Bldg w/d. 778-865-6696


815 - 5th Ave, New West 1 BR apartments. Includes heat, h/w & cable. U/grnd prkg avail. No pets. Call 604-521-2866 or 604-619-5323

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

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By virtue of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act, Mundies Towing, Storage & Service (1976) Ltd. will dispose of: 1) 1990 BMW M5 SN: 2BG51123X0BK02150 RO: RADOSLAV HEIDRICH. 1) 2010 MERCEDES SN: WDCGG8HB0AF501705 RO: ZHANG JIA LE 1) 2006 AUDI A 4 SN: WAUAF78E56A295687 RO: DANNY LI 1) 1969 VW BEETLE SN: 119085242 RO: DERRICK MICHAEL LOEWEN 1) 2002 ACURA RSX SN: JH4DC54612C801492 RO: LEO JEREMIAH STROWBRIDGE 1) 2002 MERCEDES CLK32 SN: WDBLJ65G62T120646 RO: ANDRE MARK AQUI Units may be viewed and bids to be submitted on Monday September 27, 2010 at 5917 Thorne Ave., Burnaby, B.C. between 10:00am to 3:00 pm. All written bids to Mundies Towing, 5917 Thorne Ave, Burnaby, B.C. V3N 2T8.

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Family Living WHITGIFT GARDENS 1 BR, (80% adult bldg), $750. 2 BR fr $925. 3 BR fr $1100. ● Spacious apartments ● Heat, h/w, prkg, indoor pool ● Ball court, daycare avail. ● Near Skytrain, shopping & kids park. Sorry no pets.

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NEW WEST. Reno’d 1 BR New Appl’s etc. No Pets, From $775 inc. HT/HW 604-724-8353 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

GARDEN VILLA 1010 6th Ave, New West

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




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


Duplexes - Rent

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BBY, TRINITY St. 2 BR ste lower in 4plex, newly painted, incls cable & laundry, prkg. $825. Avail Oct1. N/S, Cat OK. 778-227-4431


COQ, MUNDY Park. Lrg 3 BR, 5 appls, nr schl & bus, np/ns, Refs, $1300 incls utils, 604-291-2090


320-9th St, New West

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



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


St Andrews Street 1, 2 or 3 BR Apt, Large balcony, updated, nr transit & amens. Avail Oct 1, small pet ok with pet deposit.

Call 604-540-9300


Houses - Rent

2 BDRM, 1 bath, Central Maple Ridge, near Elementary & Secondary Schools, big landscaped yard. large lot, $1300. Oct 1st, 604-897-0512 or 604-729-4907 2 BR rancher, N.W., new reno, h/wood, storage, nr amen, $1100. Oct 1, np ns 604-521-7773 BBY N, 3 BR, great hse, gd loc, lrg lot, h/w heating, N/s, $2200, Denis 604-838-4661 after 5pm BBY NORTH; VIEW, UPPER , 2 BR & Den, 2 bath, sh’d W/D. $1350+ utls. Lower 2 BR, $850 + utls OR Whole house $2050. N/P. 121 Nth Warwick. 604-299-0403

COQ 2 BR lower suite with large fam room. $800/mth. Close to Coquitlam Centre and bus stop. 778-899-8823.

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.

COQ, Blue Mtn / Como Lake. 3 BR upper floor, 1.5 baths, 6 appl., big sundeck. $1,550/mo + 2⁄3 utils. Ns/np. Avail Oct 1. 604-939-6077 COQ. HOME 3bdrms up & 1 dwn, 21/2 bath, lrg rec rm & yard, N/P N/S Rent $1800 1yr lease, Avail. Oct.1 604-937-3010 COQ, MAILLARDVILLE, 3 BR, 2 lev, all appls, carport, new reno’d. Oct/Nov. $1500. 604-913-7785

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

604 420-5636

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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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.




COQ, WEST. Charming character home, 2 BR & den, main flr. Big private yard & patio. Jacuzzi tub. Near Skytrain. $1,250/mo + 2 ⁄3 util. Avail now. 604-931-4051


Houses - Rent

SRY, NEWTON. 4 BR, 2 lvls, $2,200/mo + util. No pets. Immed. Also: Two 40 x 40’ steel barns, 2 storeys. Concrete flooring. Parking. Good for fabrication, storage or hobby cars. $2,800/mo for both barns. Call 604-626-7441 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN No Qualification - Low Down CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49x171’ lot, excellent investment property in heart of town..... $888/M VANCOUVER - 558 Taylor St, 1 bdrm + den, 2 level TOWNHOME, nr GM Place & Costco…$1,288/M CLOVERDALE - 6965-192nd St, 6 bdrms, 5 baths, NEW HOUSE, 3 suites equal BIG income, new appliances, gas f/p. ......$2,688/M

Call (604)435-5555 or (604)786-4663


Miscellaneous Rentals



Office/Retail Rent

BBY CONVENIENCE STORE FOR LEASE, Newly Reno’d 1700 sqft, high traffic location, over 40 yrs in operation. 604-808-3457 BBY METROTOWN $7.70 sqft for 850 sqft Office, $550/month, incls com cost, utils, secured u/g prkg, Call Natalie 778-230-9037


Shared Accommodation North Burnaby


BRENTWOOD MALL, Clean, quiet, Share bsmt, priv rm, $400 incls utils & net. 604-723-1837

2 BDRM+DEN, $1300.. washer dryer, cable wifi (internet), 1 bath (no tub), small pets ok, info call 604-808-1263 2 BR, M.Ridge, g/l ste, COZY, NS NP, own w/d, cable/utils incl, nr bus, Oct 1, $800. 778-227-1503

2BR BBY N spac g/lvl, newly painted, w/d, nr amen, sky/tr, ns/ np. $975+1/2 utils. 604-420-6339 2BR MAIN floor, bright and clean. $1175 Includes util, cable, internet and laundry. Avail Oct 1st. 604 727 2382 BBY 11THAVE/CUMBERLAND. NEW 2 BR ste avail Oct 1. $800 incls utls. NS/NP. 604-540-4554 BBY CARIBOO HEIGHTS, 2 BR bsmt ste, n/s, n/p, no w/d, $800 + utils, Avail Now, 604-528-6036 BBY, Deer Lake. 2 BR, sh’d w/d, carport. Suits 1 or 2. $995/mo incl hydro. Ns/np. Now. 604-521-6120 BBY, E. 13th Ave/4th St. 2 BR g/l. 1,200 sf. Sh’d w/d, f/yrd. Ns/np. $875 + util. Nov 1. 604-290-2181

BBY, Edmonds/Canada Way. 1 BR. $750/mo incl hydro. Ns/np. Laundry. Suits mature person. Immed. Refs req’d. 604-522-9380 BBY METROTOWN, 2 BR bsmt, w/d, nr Dufferin/Kingsway, $820 + 40% ht, sep hydro meter, nr Royal Oak Skytrain, 604-315-2009 BBY N., nr Sperling skytrain, 3 BR g/l, N/s, N/p, avail immed, $1300/mo + 50 utils. Emily 604-433-9738 or 778-869-0103

BBY NORTH, Lrg 2 BR g/lvl, 5 appls, priv prkg, $1200 incl utils, cble & net, Oct 1. 604-570-0556 BBY ROYAL Oak/Rumble, Brand New Main flr 3 BR ste, 2 bath, Nr bus/school. NS/NP. Avail Now $1200 + util. Also 2 BR ste avail, $900 + utils. 604-375-4261

South Burnaby



Suites/Partial Houses

NEW WEST Queens Park, 2 BR bsmt ste, sh’d W/D, newly renod. Avail now. $900 incls ults. NS/NP. 604-520-5772 or 604-589-6231 POCO LINCOLN PARK 1 BR mn flr ste, lrg liv rm, f/p, $750 incls hydro/cbl. Oct 1. 604-464-9485 POCO: Reno 2 BR, main flr, $775 + utls, share w/d. By shops & schools. NS/NP. 778 895-3607 PORT MOODY 2 BR g/lvl ste, carport, big yd, utils incls, $900. n/p, no w/d, Oct 1. 604-936-6533

PT COQ. 2 BR, f/ba, f/p, priv w/d. Great view! Ns/np. $975/mo incl hydro/cbl. Oct 1st. 604-944-1479 SRY. Brand new, big 2 BR. H/wd flr. Nr SFU & S/train. $980/mo incl util. ns/np. Oct 1. 778-227-6028


Townhouses Rent

3BDRM, ONLY 3 yrs old, 3 bath.1400 sqft. Near Lougheed Mall and skytrain, 604-671-9949

BBY, SOUTH Slope. 2 BR bsmt. $800/mo incl hydro/cbl/internet. Ns/np, no laundry. 778-867-9715

New Westminster

BURNABY S. Nr New West, 2 BR bsmnt ste g/l, close to school, bus, park, w/d, $950/mo + 1/3 utils, N/p N/s. Call 604-970-8232


N. WEST. Furn’d, Small rm $330 incls sh’d kitch & bath & utils. 604-767-3863 or 778-397-2102

Time to Get Your Own Place? Find your answer in the Classifieds – in print and online!


1-BEDROOM AP T. Move in tomorrow. Affo rdable monthly rent.

Go to or call 604-444-3000.

BBY, EDMONDS. 2 BR, 1.5 baths, 6 appl, patio, fenced yard, u/grd prkg. Ns/np. $1,180/mo incl hydro. Oct 1st. Near Skytrain. 604-522-8350 or 1-250-865-7251 COQ WW Plateau, 3 BR T/H, 3 bath $2195/mo. Quay Pacific Ppty Mgmt Ltd, call 604-570-2786 WESTWOOD PLATEAU, 2030 Sq Ft T/H, 3 BR, 2 1/2 bath, double Garage, Hardwood floor, w/d, $1850, Big rec room in bsmt, Family neighborhood, Close to greenbelt, Golf club. N/Pets. 1 yr lease min. credit check & refs req’d. Call 604-464-4409


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! ★

Call 604-420-0763

1 BR in 3 BR hse, nr Highgate Mall, Metrotown & skytrain, n/s, n/p, $550, Immed, 604-767-0503

136 10th St, New West

Email for application

Suites/Partial Houses

CALL 604 723-8215

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


COQ. BRIGHT, clean, 1 bdrm, 1 bath bsmt suite in River Heights. Prime quiet location close to Coq Ctre & schools. In-suite laundry, gas fireplace, new floors, own entrance and private yard, parking spot, no pets, n/s. Available Oct 1, $825 including utils. Call 604-722-2294.


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

Contact 604 939-0221


Warehouse/ Commercial

AUTO DETAILING SHOP at Kingsway/Gilley, fully fncd, COQ CTR. Lrg 1 BR clean, quiet. Sh’d W/D. Ns/np. $800/mo incl util/’net. Oct 1st. 604-464-1085 COQ. LRG 1 BR ste, Executive home, sep laundry & entry, f/p. Nice view. Suits quiet mat person. $850. NS/NP. 778-882-3959 COQ, Mariner Way. 2 BR. 1 bath h/wd flrs, priv w/d. $825/mo + 1⁄3 util. Ns/np. Immed. 604-521-5642




ALARM 604-463-7919 Systems Ltd.



HOME IMPROVEMENTS Renos to Handyman’s Service Call Ray 604-418-4208 * RENOS * Bsmt refinish * Drywall * Bath Tiles * Windows * Doors * Stairs. Call Norm 604-437-1470



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

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



All Concrete/Asphalt Removal Disposal incls Quality Guaranteed, Free Estimates. Comm/ Res. 604-540-6567


PT MOODY Moray/St. Johns, 2400 sf shop plus mezzanine Suit auto/warehouse, wholesale, boatshop, etc. 604-525-8839

N. WEST 1 BR 19th St/Dublin, sh’d w/d, ns, np, $800 incl util., Oct. 1, walk to skytrain, 604-219-9376 N. WEST Queensborough. 2 BR, sh’d W/D. $1000 incls utls. Quiet. NS/NP. Avail now. 604-729-1435 NEW 2 bdrm bsmt suite, sep entry, laundry, large fenced yard, n/p, n/s, close to all amenities (school/bus/shopping) $800 + util avail Oct 1 604-725-8874 or 604-725-9030 NEW WEST. Large 1 BR. Ns/np. $650/mo incl hydro. Avail Oct 1st. 604-240-9067 or 604-521-1575


DATING SERVICE. Long-Term/ Short-Term Relationships, FREE CALLS. 1-877-297-9883. Exchange voice messages, voice mailboxes. 1-888-534-6984. Live adult casual conversations-1on1, 1-866-311-9640, Meet on chatlines. Local Single Ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+).

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899




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



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

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


Flooring/ Refinishing

Refinish, sanding, install, dustless 604-219-6944 We cover the HST



DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-294-5300 DRAINAGE, SEWER & WATER Call Tobias 604 782-4322 Mia Casa − Drain Tile/Sewer Line Water Line Repairs / Replacement & Cleaning. Vince 604-941-6060, Al 604-783-3142





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

604-916-7729 JEFF

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

604-439-9417 Grant’s Home Maintenance Complete Gutter Cleaning & Repairs: We also do pressure washing & window cleaning .

ARCO DRYWALL. Board, tape, texture, frame. New & renos. 16 years exp. Mike, 604-825-1500

Residential & Strata Prompt Service. WCB Insured

*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925


#1113 Low Cost Electric 522-3435 Comm/Res/Panel change Heating/Appl Repair. Lic & Bonded.

604 936-2808


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

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

Lic Electrican, Res/Comm. Reno’s & panel changes, low cost, 604 374-0062, lic # 06951 LIC. ELECTRICIAN #37309 Commercial & residential renos & small jobs. 778-322-0934.



Artistry of Hardwood Floors


#1167 LIC Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter, WCB, low rates, 24/7. 617-1774. MAPLE RIDGE, 223rd St. New 2 BR, 2 full baths, balc, f/p, 7 appl, granite counters, h/wd flrs, u/grd prkg. $1,150/mo + utils. Ns/np. Avail Oct 1st. Call 604-365-6733


A.S.B.A ENTERPRISE Comm/ Res, Free Est, $20/hr incls supplies, Insured, 604-723-0162

8080 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


LOW COST maintenance free gutters, best price in town. 604-600-2554 PRESSURE WASHING, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs Call George, 778-859-7793

Home Services

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Lawn & Garden

Fall Services

SAME DAY SERVICE “More than just mowing!”

Yard Clean-ups • Hedges Pruning • Gutters • Aeration Lawn Mowing Christmas Lights Rubbish Removal


Home Services

LUCKY METAL WORKS Fence & Gates Stainless Steel Door Window & Door Replacement Patio Covers & Sunrooms Andy: 604-719-8689 #158-11782 River Rd., RMD


Moving & Storage

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Lawn/Garden/Hedge trim, cleanup, install, quality, low$, 778-241-9706, cedar on sale !

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No Hassle Quick Work Insured /WCB

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

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

MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured. Pacific Pro Painting Restoration •Int / Ext •Res / Comm •Reno’s Strata’s. Free Est. 604-488-4000

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


$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

ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45 day honest 26 yrs est 506-7576. AMI MOVING ★ 3-5 ton cube. Starting at $39/hour. Local & long distances. 24/7 ★ 604-617-8620

ALL RENOS Bathrooms starting @ $2495 Call Rick • 604-617-9208

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

* Save Your Dollars * Bath, Kitchen, Suite’s & More www. 778-737-0800


Have Your Roof Done Between Now & Sept 30

POPEYE’S MOVING 604-783-6454 Vancouver 604-377-2503

Paving/Seal Coating

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





Renovations Big or Small. Water Lines without Digging Broken Water Mains & Sewer Mains. Hot Water Tanks, Plugged Drains, Toilets, Tubs, Leaky Faucets & Broken Pipes, Irrigation Sprinkler Systems. 24 / 7 Emergency Service Fully Licenced & WCB.



CONSTRUCTIVE Landscaping paving stone, masonry, rock walls decks cedar fence 604-250-7824 NORTHLAND MASONRY. Rock, slate, brick, granite, pavers. 20 yrs exp on the N. Shore. No job to small.. Will 604-805-1582


Painting/ Wallpaper


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


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


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


Collectibles & Classics


SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM Quality work by Qualified Professionals. Free Estimates 24 Hour Repairs Skylights Gutters Cedar - Duriod - Torch-On Systems All work Guaranteed! Family owned & operated since 1989

(604) 299-8131

1986 ROLLS-ROYCE, 1-owner, only 56,000 km, as new. $30,000. 604-987-3876. D24627





Better Quality, Better Service

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


1999 OLDS Intrigue a/cared, winterized, well cared for grt family car. $3500. 604-946-6533


Tree Services


99 DODGE Intrepid 210K, good shape, needs brakes, $1200 obo. Sold as is. 604-463-3254


Scrap Car Removal

Removal FREEScrap/Car

HOUR 2Service From Call

Family Owned & Operated

(604) 209-2026

Topside Roofing 604-290-1650 Quality Workmanship. Prompt, Prof Service. Insured. Call Phillip

Treeworks 15 yrs exp. Tree/ Stump Removal, Prun’in & Trim’in & View Work 291-7778, 787-5915 Wildwood Tree Services, Exp Hedge Trimming and Removal & Tree Pruning. Free Est. 604-893-5745


Window Cleaning

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

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


Scrap Car Removal


Sports & Imports

Pays $150 minimum for Full-Size Complete Vehicles. Free Removal! 2-Hr. Service in Most Areas

Call 778-316-3217


2004 HYUNDAI Sonata, immac, loaded, luxury version. only 69K, 6 mos warr. remaining, dark grey w/tinted rear, black leather int, 4 snows, 1 owner, paid $35,000, now $11,000 obo. 604-926-1206 2005 HYUNDAI Accent GREAT cond. Red,auto,2drs,hatchback. 1 owner/all papers.No accidents. 60,000kms $7000 778-628-0059

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H



Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1990 F250 4x4, canopy, well kept mechanically, good tires, great for work, $2500, 604-940-1580

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



1992 TOYOTA Landcruiser, 4x4, right hand drive, 196K km, seats 7, diesel / biodiesel, new tires & shocks, great shape, North Vancouver. $9,500 nego. 778-838-1637 1999 FORD Windstar 162 k, auto, a/care 2012, 5 dr, 7 seat,grt cond $3600 no accid 778-839-0409 2003 DODGE Grand Caravan Sport. loaded, dvd, lthr, exc cond, 131K km, $6500 604-924-0812 2005 NISSAN Xterra SE 4wd, 1 owner 122 k, no accid, winter tires, $19,950. 604-880-0542


Sports & Imports

1982 MERCEDES 300SD, turbo, power pak, ac loaded, alarm new battery. $3200, 778-279-8856 1999 TOYOTA Tercel 4-door sedan, automatic, 150,000 km, deep green, reliable, $2,750 neg. Tel. (604) 649-3083

2008 GRAND Caravan, red, stow & go, 39K, auto, 7 seats, $18,500, 604-922-7367..778-867-7367



BIGFOOT SIGHTINGS! New 2011 BIGFOOT Campers have arrived only at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-667-0024.

32’ Fifth Wheel





2000 HYUNDAI Elantra wagon, 5 spd, 80,000 kms. Fun, economical, air care, new tires, $4250.00 Call 604-988-6666

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 Roofing Experts 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank

Tree Services


2003 CHEV Malibu, 84K, auto, ac, dark green, 2 owners, $6500 obo, no accidents, 604-929-8834

10% off ALIN Maintenance •Roof •Chimney •Skylight Repairs •All Leak Problems! 604-319-2229

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

A to Z CERAMIC TILES Installation, Repairs, Fair Prices Free Est. 444-4715 cel 805-4319


No Wheels No Problem

A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-961-0324 or 604-562-0957



1997 TOYOTA Camry 109K km, no acc, 4dr, auto, pwr everything, ac, air cared $5500 778-322-3314



YARD CLEAN-UP, Trim/Prune hedges, rubbish removal, Free estimate. 604-710-9670 Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

Auto Miscellaneous

#1 Roofing Company in BC


LAWNS CUT, yard and garden clean-up, hedge trim, rubbish removal & gutters. 604-773-0075


TOP Painting & Pressure Wash Res/Comm. Best Rate / Free Est Top Quality! Joe 604-782-1377






All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call for your FREE ESTIMATE

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925

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

’06 CHEVY Aveo 5. Only 38Kkms. “Total Plus” plan (60/60)till 07/11/11. $7,500. 604-765-4252.



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







Renovations & Home Improvement


INTERIOR & EXTERIOR Book by Oct. 1 & Save 15%

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

PACIFIC ACE PLUMBING INC. •Repairs •Installation •Insured Free Est. Call • 778-836-8835

MATCO DESIGN - Renovations

Free Est./Written Guarantee

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

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

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


Interior & Exterior

778-838-1275 1 to 3 Men


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

604-432-1857 or 604-773-7811


$30 P/HR. Abe Moving & Delivery & Rubbish Removal. ★ Available 24 hours. Abe at: 604-999-6020

Water Lines (without digging) Sewer Lines (without digging) Install. Drain tiles. 604-294-5300



AAA ADVANCE MOVING Experts in all kinds of Moving, Storage & Packing. Different from the Rest. 604-861-8885 Lawn & Garden • Clean-ups & Disposal, Gutters/Press Washing Seniors Disc. Al @ 604-783-3142


Senior & Student Discounts Up to 20%


Free Estimates

Painting/ Wallpaper


Rubbish Removal

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



AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash paid for full sized vehicles. 604-518-3673

2004 HONDA Civic coupe, std, 54 k, pwr pkg, ac, clean, no accid, 1 owner $10,000. 604-812-4314

★ FREE TOWING ★ up to $300 CASH Today!

2004 SUBARU WRX 4 dr sedan, std, red, 1 owner, full service, only 57k Kms, only serious enquires. $18,650. 778-340-0212

604-728-1965 John

2003 32’ Cougar by Keystone 5th wheel In exc cond; two large slides; lots of solid oak cabinets, oak table w/4 oak chairs; 2 swivel arm chairs, sofa hide-a-bed, ent. unit; a/c, furnace; hydraulic front jacks; large awning; heated underbelly; corner shower; walk around queen bed with new Sealy mattress, full closet, 4 drawer oak dresser; new washer/dryer; lg living room windows; skylight; full width storage; outdoor shower; too many extras to mention. $19,900. 604.316.1018

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