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FUNNY PLACE In good times and bad, people want a good laugh, according to Lafflines owner Barry Buckland. This month, he’s put his money where his mouth is as he moves into new digs, the newly dubbed ‘Columbia Theatre, Home of Lafflines’

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Barry Buckland shows off the new home for his Lafflines Comedy Club, the fully renovated upstairs lounge at The Columbia theatre. The club is having a “soft opening” this weekend, with a bigger celebration planned for September.

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CITY OF NEW WESTMINSTER 2012 GRANT PROGRAMS New Westminster community-based organizations are welcome to apply to the following grant programs. The deadline for all 2012 grant applications is September 30th. Any application received after the deadline may not be considered by Council.

CITYPAGE NO NEED TO STAND ALONE If you are going through a difficult time and would like support, there is a free program at Century House for you. Senior Peer Counselling is a free one-to-one service in New Westminster. Trained volunteers stand alongside you to provide support through challenges such as: • Grief • Loneliness • Loss of health • Finding new meaning in life A senior peer counselor can meet you at Century House or in your home. Call 604-519-1064 to make an appointment.

ART IN THE LIBRARY During August, the New Westminster Public Library is participating in the annual New Westminster Cultural Crawl and is featuring two artists. On the ramp, Peri-Laine Nilan is displaying her pen and ink and watercolours of streetscapes and nature. In the reference department, Teressa Bernard’s acrylics are a unique blend of abstract, realism and mixed media. The library’s hours during the Cultural Crawl weekend are Saturday, August 13 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, August 14 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The artists’ work will be on display until August 31.

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Detailed guidelines and application forms for all grant programs will be available online at the City’s website www.newwestcity.ca beginning Friday, August 12, 2011, or at City Hall Main Reception, 511 Royal Ave. Amateur Sports Grant The Amateur Sports Grant program is designed to assist amateur sports organizations with the development of their organizations through the encouragement of competition, skill development, volunteer participation and to ensure that a wide range of activities are available to youth in the City of New Westminster. Arts and Culture Grant The Arts and Culture Grant program is designed to assist organizations with the delivery of new arts programs, events or initiatives and assist with specialized equipment/instruments. Public art initiatives will also be considered. The events and/or services must contribute to the artistic life of the City. Heritage Grant The Heritage Grant program is designed to assist New Westminster-based heritage organizations with the delivery of heritage programs, projects, and events. Events and/ or services must contribute to the heritage of the City. Community Grant The Community Grant is designed to support community-based projects for new and developing organizations and established organizations that work on a project basis, and organizations undertaking special, one-time initiatives. The projects must assist the City to fulfill its mission statement and accomplish strategic goals. These grants are provided on a one-time basis for projects and will not be provided to fund the ongoing operation of the project. City Partnership Grant The City Partnership Grant is designed to assist not-for-profit incorporated organizations with the delivery of major events or services to the community. The events and/or services must assist the City in fulfilling its mission statement and accomplishing strategic goals. Environmental Grant The City’s Environmental Grant is designed to support locally based organizations or non-profit societies in undertaking projects which provide an environmental benefit or promote environmental awareness to the New Westminster community. Child Care Grant The City’s new Child Care Grant program promotes quality, accessibility and affordability of highly needed child care services. It is designed to assist licensed, nonprofit child care operators to expand, renovate and/or repair their facility or purchase appliances, equipment and/or furnishings to better serve children in their care. For further information, please contact the Finance Department at 604-527-4606 or by email at nwfinance@newwestcity.ca.

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The Old Bavaria Haus Restaurant at 233 6th St. will open for business again on Aug. 17, according to owner Sunny Manihani. The restaurant closed down last month after a water main the city was doing repairs on burst and flooded the basement. Manihani has had to replace his walk-in fridge and freezer, but everything will be back to normal next week. For reservations: 604524-5824

Bars on bedroom and basement windows pose life and fire hazards to occupants as well as first responders, according to the New Westminster Police Department. The city’s building codes prohibit bars that block widows and emergency exits. For safe alternatives, residents may call the police’s crime prevention unit at 604-529-2446 or a locksmith. The city’s building department can also answer questions at 604-527-4580.

A selection of landscape paintings by Peter Csizmar will be exhibited at the Gabor Gasztonyi Gallery, 730 12th St., Aug. 27 to Sept. 30. The opening reception will be held Aug. 27 at 3 p.m. Csizmar was raised in the former Yugoslavia and now lives in Vancouver. His paintings are in galleries and private collections in Europe, the U.S. and Canada. Info: 778-397-1449 or gaborgasztonyigallery.wordpress. com/exhibitions/.

Nordic Spirit: The Danes in British Columbia, is a traveling photo exhibit on at the New Westminster Museum and Archives until Sept. 4. It includes images of Burnaby, Cloverdale and New Westminster. It explores the lives of Danish settlers from the early 1900s to present times, looking at their traditions, sports, leisure activities, and churches. Information: Colin Stevens at 604527-4639

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afflines owner Barry Buckland says the best part of his job running a comedy club is watching comedians grace his stage as newbies, then go on to fame elsewhere. One of Lafflines’ success stories is Brent Butt of the TV show Corner Gas. Buckland remembers a joke of Butt’s: “Hi, I’m Brent Butt. No really, that’s my name. I don’t like it, but how do you think my brother Harry feels about it?” says Buckland, who can’t help laughing as he repeats the joke. Buckland has moved Lafflines from its old location at Fourth and Columbia to the Columbia Theatre at 530 Columbia St., formerly known as the Burr Theatre. It’s a two-storey heritage building from 1927, and the second storey opened for business last Friday. This new venue is fancier

than the bar he used to run Lafflines out of, but he’ll still host comedians delivering slightly impolite jokes. He’ll also rent it out for business conferences and weddings and kids’ birthday parties. All events include dinner and a show, which doesn’t have to be comedy.

Name change To reflect these extended services, he’s changed the name from Lafflines to “Columbia Theatre, Home of Lafflines.” “Nobody wants to get married in a comedy club,” said Buckland, adding that he tailors events to customers’ needs. “We rent it out to a lot of multicultural communities. So if it’s Korean, we’ll bring in Korean food and Korean dancers. There’s no other place in New West where you can get dinner with an alcohol license and a performance,” he said. The Columbia Theatre was sold to the Eagles service club in the ‘80s, and the city bought it in 2000 and leased it to the Raymond Burr Performing Arts Society, of which Buckland was a member. PLEASE SEE AT COMEDY ON A10

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even more cars backing up, with poor visibility of children. The city gave its The PAC submitted blessing to a set of steel a letter to the city on stairs that would make June 16 requesting the it safer for kids to get stairs. to F.W. Howay ElemenEugene Wat of the tary, but the school’s city’s infrastructure parent advisory council planning department still doesn’t know responded in an email where the funding will dated July 29 that the come from, according city had no objection PAC co-chair Andra to the stairs. But that’s Vowles. not good enough for Neither the school Vowles. district nor the city has “The city has said proposed to pay for the they support the idea. project, she said, and You can support an the PAC is wondering idea all you want, but MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER whether to gear its next Paul Johansen says a new parking area behind Howay elementary school puts kids like his, you don’t make a comfundraiser in October Marcus and Kennedy, who use the laneway to get to school at risk from drivers backing mitment until you put toward the stairs. some money down,” out. “It’s infrastructure said Vowles. Rickman Place have to walk down and I’m not sure the PAC should have to She added the city rents the field out Cumberland and then down Courtney fundraise for that. If the school needed to sports teams and would therefore Crescent, where the school’s entrance a new roof, would the PAC have to fundalso benefit from the stairs. is located. There is also a shortcut raise for that, too?” said Vowles. “It’s part of the school’s infrastructhrough the lane between the back of School board chair Michael Ewen ture,” said Wat. “It will connect to the the school and Mount Zion Lutheran said that they received the request in street, but most of it will be on school Church on 10th Avenue. June and asked staff to produce a cost property, so it’s the school district’s “(The lane) is unsafe. There are cars and feasibility report. responsibility.” on both sides and kids on both sides. “It would be irresponsible to comResidents on Courtney Crescent have Two cars can barely pass, and there’s ment at this time because we don’t also been advocating for the stairs on no safe place for students to walk,” said know how much it’ll cost or if it’s even Cumberland Street. Vowles, adding that traffic from the feasible,” Ewen said. “We meet again in “The staircase would provide parents church is often heavy. August or September. The report will a safe alternative to drop off and pick The school has prohibited students come early in the fall.” up kids, which could only help allevifrom using the lane, but that’s not The steel stairs would go from the ate the chaos on Courtney Crescent enough, according Vowles, because crosswalk at Cumberland Street and at 8:50 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.” said Lynne most people just naturally choose the Rickman Place down to the lower field Schweitzer, co-captain of the Courtney faster route. She also noted that the of the school. Crescent Block Watch, in an email to six parking spaces for the school’s new Right now students coming from the PAC. portable annex in the lane result in CONTRIBUTOR

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innovator when it comes to green infrastructure. The Westminster Centre South office tower was the first building in Metro Vancouver to receive LEED Gold certification, an internationally recognized benchmark for sustainability. For now, says Slotman, the EV chargers will only be available to staff. It’s a test run, and if it goes well, he might add EV chargers for customers as well. Each of the “rapid-charge,” 240-volt EV stations purchased

by UPG cost $4,000, including installation. It’s taken a year to get Canadian Standards Association safety certification, but it has finally come through. “We’ve done all the rough-in, providing tie-ins to the electricity panels. [The EV chargers] are in transit and we’ll have them in about a week.” Though UPG’s EV chargers will add to the company’s electricity bills, they’ve figured out a way to recover the costs. PLEASE SEE CITY ON A8

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We’re not an island August is sometimes seen as a “summer doldrums” period, but such has not been the case on world economic markets, with stock markets in free fall, commodity prices falling and the U.S. debt being downgraded for the first time in history. Canadians may feel that they are insulated from all these troubles. Our housing market has stayed strong, the banking system is sound, the Canadian dollar has been above par with the U.S. dollar for months and Canada has an enormous store of resources which the world needs. Canada has many advantages, but it is far from insulated. As Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said last Friday, before Monday’s major selloffs, “We are a trading nation, with about a third of output generated by exports and deep linkages with the U.S. economy. The global economic recovery remains fragile and this uncertainty may eventually impact Canada.” The softness of the economy can be seen in many areas. High gas prices have affected consumer spending. Governments at all levels continue to want more tax dollars from taxpayers, most of whom are making no more than three years ago. These and other factors have kept people from spending money as they did in the mid-2000s. Money isn’t as easy to come by, and there is no sign good times are coming anytime soon. There is no doubt the economy is changing, and where it is going is hard to predict. However, we are all part of a global economy hit by many challenges in recent years, from the U.S. subprime mortgage mess to European governments being unable to pay their debts. – Black Press

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Property tax—comparing apples to apples Do New Westminster residents pay the most tax Westminster or one of the municipalities nearby, not in the deepest Fraser Valley, UBC, or Howe of any city in Metro Vancouver? Sound. Depending on which city you buy in, this In a letter to the editor, Coun. Jonathan Cote expressed concern that my column last week gave is roughly what you’ll pay in property tax on that $700,000 home: that impression. And though I didn’t necessarily New Westminster: $4,459 spell it out that way, in retrospect I can see how Port Coquitlam: $4,200 some could come to that conclusion. Delta: $4,179 So I’ll be clear: We don’t pay the most tax. Port Moody: $4,011 But... Coquitlam: $3,920 We’re pretty close to the top of the Surrey: $3,710 list—at least in the way I think cities Burnaby: $3,430 should be compared. Richmond: $3,360 But first a little background. NV District: $3,325 In 2010, our mill rate, which is the North Van City: $3,192 tax rate unique to our city, ranked fifth That’s an astounding difference between among the 19 municipalities in Metro top and bottom, isn’t it? Vancouver. That means if you are comNew West has “the most” tax among paring all $500,000 properties across these municipalities, when you exclude the the region, for instance, the Royal Chris Bryan outliers from the equation. In Chilliwack, City’s taxes will always rank fifth. Langley City, Abbotsford and Maple Ridge, Yet Cote points out that when you you would pay more tax than New West, so look at all property types—both singlethat’s why our city lands fifth in the region. And in and multi-family—New West ranks 12th of the 19 West Vancouver, Vancouver, White Rock, Langley cities in Metro. As confusing as it might sound, this statistic is also true, but only if you agree with Township and Pitt Meadows you would pay less. The ranking would be the same for lower-priced the assumptions behind it. properties too, of course, because the tax rate I’d argue there’s another way to read the inforis the same. If you were looking to purchase a mation, one that’s more meaningful to taxpayers. $200,000 condo in one of the same cities, New West Imagine you are in the enviable position of taxpayers would pay $380 more than the bottom being able to afford to purchase a home worth rung, the North Van City homeowner. $700,000. We’ll assume the amount of property tax The are some important caveats, of course— you’ll have to pay is important to you, knowing and they are significant. For one, you’re going that even a $100 a year can add up over time. to get a lot more for your $200K or $700K in New And let’s say you want to live in either New

West than in North Van, Burnaby and Richmond. The Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board’s most recent prices for a typical, or “benchmark” detached home in the region’s cities show New West at $635,000, whereas in those other three cities you’ll pay $939,000, $930,000 and $1.1 million respectively. So while your $700,000 may buy a nice detached house in the Royal City, you’ll only get a townhome or a tear-down house in the other cities. And to do a more realistic comparison of taxes, you should look at the assessed values of the homes, which they are based upon. The range among cities in this measure is more modest. The average assessed value of a Burnaby singlefamily home was $700,000 in 2010, while in New West it was $555,000. Based on that, the New West homeowner paid about $100 more in tax. The difference is not as striking. Lump all housing types, both single- and multifamily, together and New West’s average assessed value plummets, because more than 50 per cent of households here are multi-family (read cheaper). You’re now comparing a $379,000 home in New West to a $518,000 home in Burnaby. And that’s how Cote’s gets his ranking of 12th of 19 for all property types. So what will it be? Do we compare taxes by looking at what the value of an average property is in each city? Or do we compare two homes that are the same price? If you’re a new home buyer with a certain amount of money to spend, I’d say it’s the latter. That, to me, is apples to apples.


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Re: HST debate should not be about class warfare (Letters, NewsLeader, Aug. 3) Hector Bremner and I have a disagreement as to whether a member of an organization has the right to express their personal opinion on a matter—in this case, the HST. He also appears to be a self-proclaimed authority on what are, and are not, the facts. Ms. Darcy did not pretend to speak for small businesses, but expressed what she was told by the small business owners she spoke to, who, almost without exception, were against the HST. That was her experience. She expressed her opinion. What’s the problem, Mr. Bremner? Should her opinion be discredited because she is a union representative or a member of the NDP? Mr. Bremner, vice-president of the local Liberal constituency association, on the other hand, agrees with the party position and supports the HST. No problem. His views on the matter are that “no legitimate study has ever shown the HST to have a negative impact on business, families, or anyone, except for the wealthiest in B.C.” So, really, the only people to be hurt by the HST are the wealthy? Is Mr. Bremner

saying that the study done by the Liberal government’s own panel on the HST is not legitimate? The panel pointed out that the average B.C. family will pay $350 to $1,000 per year more because of HST costs and, further, that it will produce $820 million more a year in taxes while the corporations will pay $1.9 billion less. Mr. Bremner obviously sees himself as the epitome of truth and sanity. Those who disagree with him are accused of class warfare, rhetoric, untruths (lies), and deception. So be it. But the lies, deception and suspected corruption of the Liberal government over the years is legendary, with the HST being the straw that broke the camel’s back and the thousands who signed the petition provided us with a vote and brought down the disgraced Liberal government leader, Gordon Campbell. Yes, Mr. Bremner, it is class warfare when a government keeps cutting taxes on the wealthy and their corporations, only to increase taxes to everyone else, when the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, where we continue year after year to have the highest poverty and homeless rate in the country. Twelve per cent of

the people in B.C., or more than half a million, live in poverty, many of them children. At the height of the recession in 2009, 3.8 per cent of the wealthiest people grabbed 66 per cent of all the financial wealth in Canada. This is not only unfair; it is outrageous. Warren Buffett, the wellknown billionaire, reputed to be the third wealthiest man in the world, some time ago complained about the corporations not paying their share of taxes, including himself. He said: “If this is class warfare, my class is winning.” Even he admits that what is going on in the U.S. is unacceptable and it is no different in Canada, if not worse. The Liberal government, not that long ago, tore up long-established union agreements. It was a vicious attack on workers’ rights, wages and benefits, and nothing less than class warfare, condemned by the United Nations’ Human Rights Committee. Lastly, we need a government that is going to listen to all its constituents, not only to the Fraser Institute and corporate lobbies that are in full support of the HST, for obvious reasons. Bill Zander New Westminster

A deal with separatists So the NDP will sell their soul to anyone, even the separatists, to gain power in Canada. Maybe we’ll really get lucky and if the Parti Québécois are successful in breaking up Canada they’ll take the NDP with them. Howard Smith New Westminster

Enjoyed 12th St. fest I thoroughly enjoyed the 12th Street Music Festival this year. It was expanded by two big blocks all the way up to 10th Avenue for the first time, which made for more vendors and a wider variety of vendor booths. Granted, some were spread out a little but I am sure based on the success of this year those spots will be filled next year. I really enjoyed the Kid Zone. Having all the childfriendly activities in the centre of the festival near the youth band stage was great. There was a bouncy castle, face painting, crafts, dancing, and a dunk tank all in the same area. The first aid station was also very well placed nearby in case of an emergency.

Great planning by the organizers. In the past, the Kid Zone was hidden behind buildings in a parking lot and did not have nearly the same number of activities, exposure or participants. Another thing I really enjoyed was the variety of food. There was all kinds of ethnic food and not just your typical hot dogs and hamburgers. I sampled the salmon BBQ and freshly cooked pork at the pig roast. The bands were great too. I enjoyed the variety of entertainers. Four stages to choose from with all the times posted was awesome. The Hells Angels was an interesting choice as a vendor. Perhaps not very politically correct as we have to be in this restrictive day and age but they were harmless and some of the artwork on their T-shirts was really quite well done. I did talk to a roving police officer and he estimated that there were over 20,000 people this year. Previous years’ festivals were in the 10-12,000 range so I guess the numbers speak volumes as to its success. I am looking forward to next year’s event. Michael Wierzbicki New Westminster

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Substantially renovated 3 level, 2371 sq ft 1936 character home with 4 bdrms + 1 bdrm in fully finished bsmt. Features new kitchen w/ dark wood cabinets & granite counters & island, wood floors, stained glass, moldings, coved ceilings, 2 bdrms on main, 2 lrg bdrms & new bathroom up (w/ pedestal sink & claw foot tub), double windows & new drain tiles. Close to skytrain, shopping, parks & schools.

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the Vancouver Comedyfest. The Vancouver Circus School also plans to perform there around Halloween. The old-style, curved staircase leads up to a second room that looks more like what you’d expect from a stand-up comedy club. The tables here seat 220. There’s a bar at the back and a small stage in a corner that’s visible from all angles and not blocked by any columns, as it was in the old venue. Buckland has soundproofed it with blue acoustic ceiling tiles and added a wheelchair-accessible washroom. “The old venue was on the third floor and there was no wheelchair access. Here we have an elevator, so

handicapped and older people can come,” he said. Both rooms have been repainted with gold trim accenting the cornices and giving the room a classy retro look. Buckland estimates that when all is said and done, he’ll have spent about $1.8 million purchasing and renovating the place. Despite all the fancy changes, it’s still all about the laughs. Another thing he loves about his job is seeing people still laughing on their way out the door. “It doesn’t matter what the economy is,” he said. “When it’s good, people want to spend money. When it’s bad, they need a good laugh.”

What happened to ‘The Burr’? Barry Buckland cannot display the legendary “Burr Theatre” name on his marquee at the Columbia Theatre because he doesn’t own the rights to the name. “The Raymond Burr (Performing) Arts Society owns the rights,” he said. “They won’t even talk to me because they put in an offer for the building too and didn’t get it.” Buckland added that he will be honouring Raymond Burr by displaying a portrait of him, as well as a plaque naming all the people who bought chairs for the Burr theatre. Ted Eddy of the Raymond Burr Performing Arts Society said that Maureen Albanese, who is a relative of Burr’s, does not want the name Burr associated with a comedy club. Buckland encourages anyone who bought a seat to call him at 604-525-2262.

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ince I have nearly given up on summer weather, I have turned my attention to fall. It is my favourite time of year. Maybe it’s because of the changing landscape and the bounty of fresh local produce in the stores or just maybe it’s the beginning of the new school year. To me it’s a fresh start and everything is new—new CONTRIBUTED PHOTO clothes, new Volunteer Lavinia works with students during a recent visit. supplies, new routines and in some cases, Cindy Sale new resolutions. Shannon King, our education coordinaDon’t get me wrong. What little summer tor, and her team of docents are preparing we have had has been fabulous. for the young and eager visitors’ arrival. The Fraser River Discovery Centre has So what are your plans this fall? been buzzing and our summer staff have Are you passionate about the Fraser been busy enthusiastically introducing River? Do you have a few hours to spare local visitors and tourists from around the to help an organization within your comworld to the Fraser River. In the fall, the munity? discovery centre gears up for a new kind The discovery centre is always looking of visitor—the student. for new volunteers to assist with the delivAlong with the regular visitors, fall ery of these popular programs. brings classrooms of young minds, eager The rewards of volunteering are many to explore and discover everything about and our young visitors will lift your spirits the Fraser River through the centre’s with their enthusiasm. interactive school programs. So why not make it your fall resolution From the living dinosaurs that lurk in and join our team of volunteers. Contact the waters, to the importance of protecting us today. We would love to hear from you! the ecosystem that is vital to the health of the river, to what lays below the layers of ■ Cindy Sale is the communication soil along the banks of the mighty Fraser and event coordinator at the Fraser River River, there is much to discover. Discovery Centre.

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B.C. quit-smoking plan attracts critics By Tom Fletcher VICTORIA – B.C.’s plan to fund nicotine patches and gum for smokers has been lauded by the Canadian Cancer Society and other health organizations, but the program has its detractors. Public feedback since the program was announced in May include a variety of criticisms, according to documents released by Premier Christy Clark’s office under freedom of information legislation. The program is set to start Sept. 30. It will provide people up to 12 weeks’ supply of over-the-counter nicotine gum or patches, or prescription pills approved by the Pharmacare program. The government estimates it will cost $15-25 million a year, depending on how many smokers sign up. “As a physician, I am a bit ambivalent about your decision to fund nicotine replacement, as along with the drug there is also need for counselling and followup,” said one response posted on B.C.’s new open information website. Others objected to

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SR. BELLIES IN CONTROL The New Westminster Salmonbellies took a 3-1 stranglehold in their WLA semi-final against the Maple Ridge Burrards with an 11-7 win Tuesday in Maple Ridge. Martin Cummings led the ‘Bellies offence with two goals and three assists. They had an opportunity to wrap up the series on Queen’s Park Arena on Thursday.

New Westminster Jr. Salmonbellies are putting up the fight of their lives and it’s still not enough to take the punch out of the Coquitlam Jr. Adanacs. The defending Minto Cup-champion Jr. A’s scored five goals on just nine shots in the second period to fend off the Jr. ’Bellies 10-7 at the Poirier Sports and Leisure Complex and take a 2-1 lead in the best-ofseven B.C. Jr. ‘A’ lacrosse league playoff final series. Game 4 was played Wednesday at Queen’s Park Arena, with Game 5 slated for Thursday back in Coquitlam. The series winner will represent B.C. at this year’s Minto Cup tournament in Okotoks, Alta. The Jr. A’s snapped a 1-1 deadlock

after the first period by out-scoring New West 9-6 the rest of the way, keyed by four goals from Ben McIntosh. Other Coquitlam marksmen were Ryan Johnson, Travis Cornwall, Patrick Omeara, Kevin Neufeld, Chancy Johnson and Jackson Decker, who added four assists. Brandon Bertoia supplied three helpers for the winners. “Lacrosse is a momentum game and it can swing at any time,” said Jr. A’s veteran Michael Krgovich, who assisted on Johnson’s secondperiod goal as Coquitlam erupted for five goals in a 3:22 span to take a 6-1 margin before the Jr. ’Bellies started to claw back. “The other team is going to score goals, it’s just a matter of how you handle it and I thought we did that well. I’m proud of the way we played.” New West actually out-shot the

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JASON’S ROOFING All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. (604)961-7505, 278-0375

PETS 477

PRESA CANARIO X puppies, born May 8, on farm, great temp $450. 604-855-6929 or cell 604-217-1346 SHELTIES beautiful loveable happy puppies, warm & cuddly, 4 months old. House trained. (604)826-6311

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 533

FERTILIZERS

WEED FREE Mushroom Manure. 13 yards - $160 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $180. 604-856-8877

542

FRUIT & VEGETABLES

FURNITURE

WEBSITE:

okhomeseller.com Listing # 26628 636

MORTGAGES

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

Purchase/Renew/Refinance Private 2nd MTG avl. Low Rates. Raj 604767-5050 www.mortgagebazar.ca

RECREATIONAL

640

RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, 0.83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake. Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-395-0599. (Please see bchomesforsale.com/70mile/frank.)

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

551

GARAGE SALES

BRIDGEVIEW FLEA MARKET Every Sunday, Year Round, 80 Vendors 7am-3pm, 11475-126a St. Sry. Info./Book Table 604-625-3208 Burnaby

Moving/Garage Sale Sat Aug. 13th 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 6491 Sperling Ave. (2 blocks north of Kingsway) Furniture, tools & household BURNABY Saturday Aug 13, 9am3pm. 8603-12th Ave. Household & misc items. NEW WEST Garage Sale. Sat. Aug 13, 11-3. 346 Keary St. Hshld items, clothes, books, plus more.

560

REAL ESTATE 603

ACREAGE

82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. www.bchomesforsale.com/ view/lonebutte/ann/

625

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

BURNABY

Super Clean ONE Bedrooms Quiet & well maintained bldg. Includes heat & hot water. On site manager. Cat okay. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Secure parking available. For viewing call:

Call 604- 522-5230

MISC. FOR SALE

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

PETS

ARCTIC WOLF/Husky X- Socialized, well tempered, paper/outside trained. $500. firm. (604)309-3774 Bluenose Pittbull purebred puppies, ready to go! Vet checked, 1st shots. $1275 - $2000/obo. 604-603-6944. BLUENOSE RAZOR EDGE 4 weeks old. $1250 obo. Call 604783-8607. BOUVIER PUPS wonderful family / farm dogs, home raised, loyal & loving. Black, brindles & dark blonde. $800. Call 250-486-6773. Email: sm.white@shaw.ca CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

Email: dlklitch@telus.net For more details

MALTESE pups, 3M, 2F, 1st shots, vet ✔, dewormed, paper trained, non shedding, $800. 604-464-5077

• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

PRESSURE WASHING

All types of Roofing

Deliver newspapers on Wednesdays and Fridays in your neighbourhood.

Call 604-542-0865 or 250-955-6398

MATTRESSES staring at $99

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

Buller Ave - Gilley Ave Patrick St - Marine Dr Buller Ave - Gilley Ave McKee St - Carson St Sperling Ave - Haszard St Buckingham Ave - Canada Way Sperling Ave - Canada Way Buckingham Ave - Burris St Macdonald Ave - Gilmore Ave Pender St - Napier St Oxford St - Eton St Madison Ave N - Willingdon Ave N

Was $729,000:

Golden Retriever pups, P/B, family farm raised, ready August 22. Males $600, female $650. (604)794-7434 Timbur6@telus.net

548

PLUMBING

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005 1 Call Does it All - 2 OLD GUYS PLUMBING & HEATING, Repairs, Reno’s, H/W Tanks. 604-525-6662. $69/HR. Lic., Insured. Experienced & friendly service. Clogged drains, garburators, leaks & more. Sm jobs OK. Call anytime 604-805-2488.

BACKYARD: Storage shed, grassy play area & fenced kennel.

5052 Squilax Anglemont Rd. Celista, BC.

U-PICK Raspberries $1.50 lb & Blueberries $1.20 lb. 19478 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Pitt Mead. 763-2808

Boundaries

Call 604.436.2472 or email circulation@burnabynewsleader.com today for more info!

SUNDECKS

ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.

338

VACATION COTTAGE 1-1/2 Story - 1200 sq. ft. Upper level - 3 bdrms Main level - 1 large bdrm Main bathrm, Open floor Plan - dining rm, kitchen and front room with dbl patio door access to Large deck - over 700 sq. ft. Large floating wharf - 660 sq. ft. 2 buoys, Firepit

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. 2 Male & 2 Fem. $550. 1st shots & dewormed. Call 778-863-6332.

MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

Painting

LAKESHORE 101 ft frontage by 88 ft.

NOW ONLY $679,900:

POM / CHI X pups, vet ✓, 1st shots, dewormed.Paper trnd, family raised w/children. $450. Ph. 604-532-8163 PRESA CANARIO P/B UKC $350 Special. Both parents approx. 120 to 150 lbs. Call 778-552-1525.

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

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ADDITIONS, Renovations & New Construction. Concrete Forming & Framing Specialist. 604.218.3064

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604.

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RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free!

• Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses

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*REDUCED* 4 bdrm South Facing Waterfront Vacation Cottage On Shuswap Lake!

ENGLISH MASTIFF. ckc, gorgeous brindles, M/F, vet check, shots, ready sept 27. $1500 604-858-6779

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com

ELECTRICAL

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

ENGLISH BULLDOG puppies, Male/Female available for more info Call Andrei 604-970-3807.

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com

604-949-1900 QUALITY RENOVATIONS *30 years *Licensed *Insured

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3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour

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329 PAINTING & DECORATING

PAINT SPECIAL

604-777-5046

260

MOVING & STORAGE

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount available. 604-721-4555 or 604-800-9488. ABBA MOVERS & DEL. Res/com 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25 yrs of experience.604-506-7576 ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

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PETS

DACHSHUND mini dapple puppies, 9wks. 2 F 1 M 1st shots dewormed. $750. Deroche. 604-820-4763.

A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936.

AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca

477

REAL ESTATE

CHIHUAHUA long-haired female, $600; tiny male chihuahua pups, ready to go, $550. (604)794-7347

WE’RE ON THE WEB

182

PETS

FOR SALE BY OWNER

3 Lots, Grindrod BC, 2 @ $90,000. 1 with sm. house @ $130,000. All 3 @ $270,000. 3 together zoned for 4-plex. 1 (250)309-3452 or 5403455. HATZIC. LOVELY HOME 19 yrs. old. Large 3 bdrm., 3 baths. 3500 sq. ft. 10,000 sq.ft. lot. Excellent condition. View upon request. $474,700. Call 604-855-5826.

BURNABY

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Completely remodeled building and 1 & 2 bedroom suites. Located at Metrotown. From $850/mo., includes heat, hot water. Call 604-715-1824 BURNABY

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Completely remodeled building and 1 & 2 bedroom suites. Located at Metro Town. From $850/mo., includes heat, hot water. Call 778-323-0237 Burnaby:

CLAREMONT TERRACE

** 6960 ELWELL ST ** NEAR MIDDLEGATE Quiet, spacious 2 & 1 Bdrms & Bachelor suites. Incld: Balcony, prkg, heat & h/wtr

604-525-2661


Friday, August 12, 2011 NewLeader A19 RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

BURNABY

RENTALS 706

COQUITLAM

Welcome Home !

MAPLE PLACE TOWERS 1 Bdrm Apts starting at $950 2 Bdrm Apts starting at $1200 Heat and hot water included. Dishwasher, fridge, stove, balcony, shared laundry. Avail Immed. Close to amen, schools and mall.

APARTMENT/CONDO

1 Bedrooms available near Lougheed Mall and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Refs required.

Call (604) 931-2670

Call 604-421-1235 www.aptrentals.net

RENTALS 750

TRANSPORTATION

SUITES, LOWER

838

COQUITLAM bright & clean 1 bdrm + den g/l ste, own ent, gas f/p, sh ldry $675/mo. 604-937-3534 QUEENSBOROUGH, 2 bdrm, fresh paint, N/S, N/P, no W/D, no cble. $750/mo incl utils. 604-527-1024

751

SUITES, UPPER

PORT COQUITLAM, Mary Hill area, View 3 bd upper lvl, 1.5 baths. Nr bus & schls, own lndry + d/washer. $1350mo + 50% hydro. NS/NP. Avl. now. (604)779-6893.

BURNABY

752

Park Crest Apts. 1 Bedroom Reno’d suites located in upgraded blding in cul-du-sac. Next to large green space. Incl’s heat, hot water and basic cable. Walk to Highgate mall. Quiet and clean. Cat okay. Deposit required. For viewing....

New West. Crown Manor 430 – 9th Street. 1 bdrm apart, on site ldry, 1 prking spot. Close to shop ping, all amens. Heat & hot water incl. $745/m. 604-451-6676

BURNABY

3 Story bldg in great location. 1 bdrm stes from $760. Covered pkg, lndry rm, landscaped common area. Close to park, transit, shops. Heat & hot water incl’d. For more info & viewing call

Rozario 778-788-1849

Villa Del Mar

Skyview Manor 908 6th Avenue

6630 Telford Ave.

Bright large newly reno’d 1 and 2 bedroom suites for rent. Freshly painted, new hardwood floors, huge balcony. Only 2 min walk to Metrotown Mall. Please call 604-715-1824 to view. Move in TODAY!

4 Story bldg in great location. 1 bdrm stes from $780. Pkg, lndry rm. Close to transit, park and shops. Heat & hot water included. For more info & viewing call

Rozario 778-788-1849

Burnaby

Vista Terrace 7465 13th Avenue, 3-storey building conveniently located minutes from SkyTrain. Renovated 1 bedroom suite from $785. Close to public transit, parks and schools. U/G prkg. balconies, lndry rm. Heat & hot water incl’d. For more info & viewing call

Crescentview

Park Villa 529 10th Street 3 Story bldg in great location. 1 bdrm stes from $760. Parking, lndry rm. Close to transit, park, shops. Heat & hot water included. For more info & viewing call

Rozario 778-788-1849 Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management

Albert 778-788-1853 Professionally Managed by Gateway Property Management

2004 37C PACE ARROW, 15,800 m, Shaw auto satellite, 3 slides, W/D, custom cover, 10 yr paint protection, etc. Better than new. $79,900. Call (604)869-3313 2004 F350 CREW CAB, diesel, 03 24’ Salem 5th whl. trailer, both mint cond., too many things to list. Will sell separate. Trailer $7,900 or both for $25,000 obo.Call 604-812-1278.

Renovated townhomes in magnificent area. Basement, patio, new appliances, garage.

Colonial House 435 Ash Street

Call 604-540-6725

TOWNHOUSES

COQUITLAM

NEW WESTMINSTER

RECREATIONAL/SALE

1978 FRONTIER MOTORHOME, 23’ low mileage, good condition $3900 obo. Call 604-857-9430.

2011 SALEM T23FD

Call 604-834-4097 www.aptrentals.com PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares req’d. No subsidy available. Orientation 2nd & 4th Sun. 2 pm & 3rd Tues. 7 pm each mo. 19225 119th Ave., Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2B2. Leave msg 604-465-1938

Awning, AM/FM/CD player, A/C, micro. pass through storage, outside shower. $18,995 (Stk.30371) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-877-651-3267 DL #30644

TRANSPORTATION 806

2011 WILDCAT XL 252RLX

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

1966 CHEVY PICKUP, V8, 4 spd, blue & white, has collectors plates, $6500. 604-796-2866 (Agassiz) 1976 GMC 3/4 SIERRA CLASSIC Camper Special, 149,000 orig miles, 30,000 on orig rblt. Same owners since 11,000 miles, Feb/78. Collector status, call for info, too numerous to list. ALSO 10’ Slumber Queen Adventurer Camper, 99 WS model with all trimmings, 13’’ Sansui TV, 110 & 12V, qu sz slumberqueen matt from Royal City bedding, 8’ awning. $12,500/both. Call: 604-535-5777 or 604-785-6827.

810

DSI water heater, dual pane windows, LCD TV, A/C, AM/FM/CD/DVD, fantastic fan. $36,995 (Stk.30384) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-877-651-3267 DL #30644

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

AUTO FINANCING

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NEW WESTMINSTER

Panorama Court BURNABY

Walker Manor

Spacious & clean 1 bdrm avail. From $750 - $780/mo. No pets.

Call 604-540-6732

6985 Walker Ave Bright large 1 bedroom for rent in a newly reno’d building. Large balcony, freshly painted with hardwood floors. 2 Min walk to Highgate Mall & all major transit.

CA$H for CAR$ No Wheels -No Problem! Servicing the Fraser Valley 604-746-2855

Please call 778-994-2334

NEW WESTMINSTER

#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

RIVIERA MANOR Great 1 Bedroom, quiet building nr. amenities, Royal City Mall & Skytrain.

BURNABY

Well maintained ONE bedrooms. Includes cable, heat & hot water. Secure parking avail. On site manager. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Quiet & well maintained bldg., walk to Highgate Mall & transit. Cat okay. For viewing....

Includes Heat, Hot Water and Cable. Please call 604-526-0147

Call 604- 521-3448

736 COQUITLAM - 1 & 2 bdrm near Lougheed mall / skytrain, 533 Cottonwood, reno’d, adult bldg. Quiet, N/P, gated parking & video surveillance. $780 - $945/m incls. Heat & H/W. Avail. Aug 1. CrimeFree Certified. Call: 604-937-7812 Visit: www.greatapartments.ca

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

HOMES FOR RENT

FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

BURNABY, S. Slope, 5 bdrm - 2 bdrm down, 3 up, cls to elem. schl, $1550+ utils, Sept. 1. 604-599-6251 The Scrapper

NEW WEST, 3 bdrm, beautiful view, quiet area, nr. all amenities, NS/NP. $1200 + utils. Sept.1st. Call 604-291-9833 or 604-314-3291.

818

CARS - DOMESTIC

1969 Ford Falcon Futura $15,000 Immac. paint/body 302 Cu In/auto. p/s front disc brakes, numerous high performance enhancements. Local BC car. Must be seen to be appreciated. Call 604-307-0201, pictures at: photobucket.com/69falcon 1991 OLDS Toronado Trofeo, good cond, needs some work, nice cruiser 105kms $2500. (604)462-8863 2005 CHEV CAVALIER - 2 dr, 1 owner. Deluxe 4 cyl, 5 speed. 79,000kms. $3,800. (604)467-3289 2007 FORD FUSION SE Fully loaded, metallic red, 60K, $8800 firm. Call 604-538-4883.

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2002 TOYOTA RAV 4, 40.000 km, well maintained, $8,950 obo. Phone (604) 870-4724. 2003 HONDA CIVIC, 4 dr, auto, alarm, A/C, tilt, p/l, 100 km, $5,600 obo. 778-895-7570. 2011 TOYOTA Camry LE, grey, 8,000 kms. auto, factory warranty. mint, $19,800 incl tax.778-895-7570 OKANAGAN’S Largest Used Car Super Store. Always open online at: www.bcmotorproducts.com 250-545-2206

830

MOTORCYCLES

2005 YAMAHA’s Nicest Cruiser!! Midnight Star Custom 1700cc. Pristine cond! dealer serviced, not on road til 2009, very low km’s. $8475. 778-888-6805, 778-837-6577.

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288

851

TRUCKS & VANS

1991 Ford Ranger, for parts or repair, ext cab, A/C, auto, runs ok, $800 obo. (604)463-3159 1995 CHEV SILVERADO ext’d cab, long box, cd, mags, running boards, full loaded, new boxliner, exc cond, AirCared, $2200obo. 604-308-9848 2005 MONTANA SV6, loaded, Onstar, 7 pass., new front rotors & brakes. Mint. $7500. 604-812-1278 2006 TOYOTA TACOMA, single cab, 2 wh. dr, 4 cyl auto, shrt box, 121km, $7,900 obo. 604-812-1278

MARINE 912

BOATS

BOSTON Whaler 285 Conquest Twin Mercury Verado 225’s Extended waranty till 2013. Tripple axle galvanized trailor. 545 hours. Terrace.BC. e-mail djvr@telus.net CAD 114 000


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