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A2 NewsLeader Friday, January 27, 2012

NOTICE OF PUBLIC VEHICLE AUCTION By virtue of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act, the City of New Westminster Towing and Storage Service will dispose of the following vehicles, by public auction, to recover the towing, storage, legal and other costs associated with the disposal of each vehicle: • 2003 Pontiac Sunfire RO: Nathan Atwood

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Each month, many property owners, including the City, are faced with the high cost and burden of properly disposing of items that have been illegally dumped on unsuspecting property owners or on City property. If you are unsure of how to dispose of unwanted items such as old furniture, electronic devices and other household items, call Engineering Operations at 604-526-4691 and they can offer several ideas for proper disposal, including arranging a Special Pick Up Service for a small fee. There are also recycling centres that will take used TVs, computers and other electronic devices for free. If the items are usable, there are a number of charity organizations that will arrange a pick up for you. Please see the City’s website at www.newwestcity.ca under the garbage and recycling pages for more information. For property owners who fail to dispose of discarded items from their property in a timely fashion, even if such items have been illegally dumped, the Unsightly Premise Bylaw No. 5969, 1991, may be enforced, resulting in fines and other fees. Individuals caught illegally dumping items may be faced with a fine of $200 and/ or other enforcement action. If you observe someone illegally dumping on City or private property, obtain as much information as possible, such as a description and licence number, and call the Bylaw Department at 604-527-4657.

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CITYPAGE TRAVEL SHOWS AT THE LIBRARY The monthly travel shows will take a trip to Guatemala in February. Ron Long will show his photos on Wednesday, February 1 at 2:30 pm and again on Wednesday, February 8 at 7:30 pm. The travel shows are co-sponsored by the University Women’s Club of New Westminster and are held in the library’s auditorium.

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Making the leap to civilian life Program helps veterans pursue civilian careers after leaving military

The loss of the strict structure of the military can also lead veterans to Àounder and feel disconnected, he said, noting programs are designed Wanda Chow so veterans continue their education wchow@newwestnewsleader.com in groups of their ex-military peers to pl. Kevin O’Grady served in mimic that structure. Afghanistan in 2008, tasked Wainwright stressed that program with meeting with locals staff also keep an eye out for to gauge their perception of the depression or emotional issues NATO mission and explaining to related to the traumas the veterans them that they were there to help might have endured or witnessed in Afghanis, and build schools and combat zones. BCIT works closely roads. with the Veterans Transition Program For seven months, he worked in a at the University of British Columbia war zone and carried a weapon. where veterans can get help with Then he came home to Canada and post-traumatic stress and related tried to get a “normal civilian job.” issues. O’Grady, now 27 and living in While the Canadian military has Vancouver, joined the Canadian army career transitioning programs for in 2002 while still in his teens living of¿cers, “we’re targeting the foot CONTRIBUTED PHOTO in Kelowna, and attended university soldiers,” he said. Kevin O’Grady in Afghanistan wearing his standard, day-to-day patrolling gear on top of a studying anthropology until his BCIT’s veterans transition program hill near the village of Hutal. deployment to Afghanistan. is the ¿rst of its kind in North such as dispute resolution, logistics While many of his army colleagues After many months of frustration, America, if not the world. Wainwright and teamwork are highly prized by returned to labour jobs, he was it was just what he needed. He felt he said they’ve been invited to meet with civilian employers. looking for of¿ce-type work but didn’t was running out of options. of¿cials from American universities The program, which accepted its get any response to his resumes. “I might have just gone back to the who want to start up something ¿rst group of students in 2010, was It didn’t help that nobody here army and enlisted full-time.” similar. started to help veterans in three areas: understood what his army job title, RECOGNIZING EXPERIENCE LONG OVERDUE job hunting, with BCIT helping them “psychological operations operator,” The BCIT program started through It’s been a long time coming, said recognize and translate into regular was all about. connections with Honour House in Inga Kruse, executive director of English the skills they have that would So O’Grady fell back on what he New Westminster, a residence for the Royal Canadian Legion B.C./ be valued by private sector employers; knew, joining the Royal Westminster injured and sick veterans, ¿rst Yukon Command, which contributed helping budding entrepreneurs come responders and their families $250,000 to the program. up with business plans; and giving while seeking treatment in the Kruse’s husband went through them advanced credit and support for Kevin Wainwright, BCIT Lower Mainland. Directors of a similar situation in 1998 before other BCIT programs. Many of their skills, such as dispute the program existed. He was an In the latter case, veterans are given resolution, logistics and teamwork are Honour House with ties to BCIT through their businesses asked “electronic warfare operator,” served credits for their military experience to highly prized by civilian employers. the school to conduct seminars seven years in the Canadian navy, was allow them to more easily meet preon resume-writing and interview at sea 269 days a year, and was “the requisites for other BCIT programs. guy responsible for the big gun on Regiment and working security for the skills, explained Kevin Wainwright, “They come out of the military head of BCIT’s Legion Military Skills and think they’re starting over when the ship.” Despite being a “relatively 2010 Winter Olympics. Conversion Program. responsible position, nobody looked His way back to a more civilian they don’t have to,” Wainwright said, “It was obvious to us there was at him and a career advisor in the life arrived in the form of a speaker noting many veterans end up in paraa great deal of training [among the military said ‘well, maybe you could from B.C. Institute of Technology, military jobs like police or security veterans] going undocumented and be a Brinks guard or something.’ letting the Westies know about a new “not because they want to but because unrecognized in the private sector,” he they think that’s all they’re trained program to help veterans pursue a said. Meanwhile, many of their skills, career path outside the military. for.” Please see ‘THIS IS AN ENTIRELY’, A9

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A4 NewsLeader Friday, January 27, 2012

Parents present suggestions to change complaints process

CITYPAGE 2012 WAIVER APPLICATION FOR SENIORS LIVING ALONE Single Family Residential Flat Rate Utility Charges Annual residential flat rate water, sewer and solid waste utility bills will be mailed before the beginning of March, 2012. If you have reached the age of 65, you may qualify for a waiver of 25% off your 2012 single family residential flat rate utilities if you meet all the following requirements: You are • 65 years of age or over, and • living alone (one person only) in the single family residence during the calendar year, and • a registered owner of the property, either solely or with others, during the calendar year. To receive the waiver, an application form must be completed and returned to City Hall before February 15, 2012. The 2012 Waiver Application form was mailed in December to residents who received the waiver last year. If you did not receive your form in the mail, or if you are newly qualified for the waiver, an application form may be obtained at the following locations: • Century House, 620 Eighth Street,

School district to look into proposals Grant Granger ggranger@newwestnewsleader.com

Parents upset with the New Westminster school district’s handling of their concerns about a teacher at NWSS have submitted several suggestions to improve the district’s complaint and accountability processes. Lisa Chao and Kal Randhawa appeared at the board of education meeting Tuesday to present their proposals. Since October, they have been trying to raise the issue of a teacher’s performance with the district but feel they have been rebuffed at every turn. They are concerned there is no mechanism for a group of parents to approach the district, collectively, about a teacher’s performance. They are also upset the district doesn’t appear to either keep track of complaints or to make teachers accountable. “To be honest it’s very surprising that the district doesn’t track complaints. I work in

healthcare and everything is documented in healthcare. It’s not about pointing ¿ngers, it’s about ¿nding patterns,” said Chao on Wednesday. In their presentation, Chao and Randhawa suggested these changes: • Make the ¿rst step in the complaint protocol, which requires parents to talk to the teacher directly, optional because if there’s concern expressed about the teacher’s professional behaviour the child could be marked as a troublemaker; • Protect the identity of teachers and counsellors when approaching administration about concerns they have about another teacher; • Produce an easy-tounderstand brochure outlining district processes because currently it is dif¿cult to navigate the district’s website and policy manual for those whose ¿rst language is English and “impossible for many ESL parents;” • Make it mandatory to document all complaints

immediately on a standardized form to help ¿nd trends on staff, curriculum and safety; • Keep families informed about what is being done. (“While we fully appreciate the importance of con¿dentiality, currently ‘con¿dentiality’ is seen as an excuse to do nothing,” said Chao and Randhawa in their presentation); • Give parents a clear outline of the steps being taken when a complaint is made; • Make administrators legally obligated to show they have thoroughly investigated a problem and acted on the ¿ndings; • Develop a mechanism for parents with a shared concern to approach school and district administration, and trustees. They also suggested in cases of appeals to the board, some trustees have a duty to recuse themselves because “it is intimidating for a parent to appeal any decision, let alone appeal a decision regarding a teacher to three other teachers.” (Three trustees are school teachers.) Please see ‘THE UNDERLYING’, A8

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Councillors declare income, assets Harper lists holdings in nine corporations Grant Granger ggranger@newwestnewsleader.com

New Westminster city councillors don’t possess a wealth of ¿nancial assets according to their annual ¿nancial declarations. In their annual listing of assets, liabilities, income and real estate holdings (other than where they live), three councillors—Jonathan Cote, Jaimie McEvoy and Lorrie Williams—listed no assets in the declarations required of elected of¿cials every year. However, Coun. Bill Harper listed owning assets in nine companies including several in the energy sector such as Fortis and Suncor, as well as a few corporations involved in mining or industrial construction. He does not indicate how many shares or the percentage of ownership he holds in any of them. In addition to his basic councillor’s salary of $34,771, Harper also receives income from a contract he holds with the B.C. Capacity Initiative, which is funded by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. Mayor Wayne Wright’s assets include ownership of Olde World Fudge, which has shops in the Granville Island and Lonsdale Quay public markets, and JK Foods, a distributorship run out of his Westminster Quay condominium. In addition to his mayor’s salary of $88,615, Wright is also compensated for his committee work for Metro Vancouver, the Municipal Finance

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Authority and TransLink. Coun. Chuck Puchmayr stated he has a ¿ve per cent holding in Amber’s Choice, which is a small eatery on 12th Street. His only income is his council compensation. Puchmayr has battled health issues the last few years, limiting how much he can work. Coun. Jonathan Cote is a part-time injury adjuster for ICBC. He reduced his hours from full time to attend Simon Fraser University’s Urban Studies program. He will also be compensated for sitting on Metro Vancouver’s utilities committee. Coun. Jaimie McEvoy is the director for the Hospitality Project at Shiloh Sixth Avenue United Church. Coun. Lorrie Williams is a marriage commissioner and also declared her ownership in a condo in Sapperton. Williams was the only one to declare a liability, other than for a mortgage or personal living expenses, which was to the Westminster Savings Credit Union. As of Tuesday, Coun. Betty McIntosh had not submitted her statement of disclosure because she was on vacation. All disclosures were due by Jan. 15.

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S’no fun driving The snow arrived last week, and with it a predictable blizzard of smug comments about the panic that strikes residents of Canada’s Paci¿c coast whenever the white stuff lands. However it is phrased, the message is the same. What’s the deal with those west coasters who get so worked up about a few little Àakes? Much of the snark, it needs to be said, is coming from people who don’t fully understand the uniquely treacherous nature of Lower Mainland snow. It is wet, squishy stuff that is very different from the frozen, powdery precipitation that the rest of the country is crunching through or skiing down at this time of year. West coast snow, especially near the ocean, tends to come down moist, quickly freezing into ice. And then, just to make it really interesting, more snow will usually land on top of the ice, a nasty combination of a slippery surface and a damp topping that packs nicely to reduce traction. All of this, by the way, spread over hills, some of the steep variety. It is a challenge, one that local motorists don’t face all that often. Some get anxious while others simply pretend nothing has changed. The ¿rst sort are the drivers who overcompensate by creeping along at a snail’s pace, terri¿ed they might lose control on the slippery streets. In fairness, they may be so nervous because they’ve had an encounter with the other type of driver. Those would be the people who operate in a state of apparent denial, barreling along as though the laws of physics don’t apply to them, making sudden stops and turns as if they were maneuvering on dry pavement. Perhaps they need to be in denial, because they often appear to be skating along on worn or inappropriate tires. Maybe ICBC needs to consider a special “S” sticker for such motorists. —Black Press

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Translating assessments to taxes On the hook for a whopping property tax increase this year? There’s often confusion about how, exactly, one’s property assessment translates into the actual bill that gets mailed out in May. Many of us gather eagerly round the BC Assessment envelope when it arrives in January to see the numbers. For many, the trend has been a continuous rise in recent years. For a few moments we might scan the numbers (with all those zeroes) and imagine jumping into a pile of money. It might even feel as though, somewhere along the line, we’ve done something unspeakably wise. Some might ponder selling the shack, unloading the bigscreen and sofas on craigslist and de-camping to a Thai beach for the rest of their days. But then the daydream ends, and with it the realization that a big jump in assessed value can translate into a hefty increase in property tax. The operative word, though, is can. For those owning a home

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in New Westminster—be it a detached house, an apartment, townhome, or even an empty lot—the average assessed value in 2012 increased by 5.16 per cent according to BC Assessment. (Burnaby: 12.18 per cent; Richmond and Vancouver: 16.4 per cent; Surrey: 7.8). The key question is: How much did yours go up? If it was the average—5.16 per cent—your actual tax bill will only change by the budgeted increase decided at city hall (New West is looking at a two per cent hike for 2012). But if the assessed value jumped much more than average, your bill will show a correspondingly higher increase. And accordingly, if your increase was less than 5.16 per cent, your bill won’t even increase

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Friday, January 27, 2012 NewsLeader A7

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Keep parkade until a plan is made I agree with Bill Shannon of Scholar’s Quay Antiques and Downtown BIA secretary, who stated in a recent article that the parkade should not be torn down until a viable alternative plan for Downtown parking is in place. To listen to some people, you would think the city council and merchants of the day were fools to build such an unnecessary eyesore in the ¿rst place, and that it was needed in the ’50s and ’60s but not now. First of all, why spend money on an overpass before we know what Larco is going to do with its ¿ve—or is it six—high rise towers on the river, and what may be needed in that development to accommodate acceptable access? An overpass, maybe? Secondly, is this another boondoggle to give access to our landlocked new park, which has no parking of its own and now can only be egressed through Larco’s parking lot? Thirdly, has anyone considered the cost of tearing down a section of the parkade and building an overpass? I would suggest many millions. And in the process, possibly letting the developer off the hook for all or any part of the costs. Fourthly, with more development

Downtown, and more parking needed, where are the 300 vehicles now using the parkade daily going to park? Not on Columbia Street or Front Street. That’s why the parkade was built in the ¿rst place—to give easy access to the businesses Downtown. I have walked and driven through the parkade recently and it is, with a little maintenance, in good shape. At present we own it and at this point it is a cash cow for our city’s coffers. It has served, and can continue to serve this city well. Bill Zander, New Westminster

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Troubling during the last campaign was Mr. Harper’s arbitrary limit on how many questions he would answer. How is the country to engage with a potential governing party when, during its campaign, it avoids at all costs unscripted encounters with voters? By not showing up to debates, candidates are abstaining from political engagement, they are publicly stating that public and political discourse are of no importance. The Conservative government is in contempt of Parliament, a report by a committee of MPs tabled Monday concludes. The government’s failure to produce all documents requested, or to provide a satisfactory explanation for withholding them impedes the ability of MPs to carry out their duties, the report said, and the government is therefore in contempt. If failing to provide vital information, impeding the meaningful operation of Parliament is considered contempt of Parliament, then the Conservative Party’s failure to engage constituents during election campaigns should be considered contempt of Canadians. Min Reyes, New Westminster

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A8 NewsLeader Friday, January 27, 2012

City budgets $150K for affordable housing Grant Granger ggranger@newwestnewsleader.com

Another $150,000 has been added by New Westminster city council to the 2012 budget wish list to help build its affordable housing fund. Coun. Jonathan Cote proposed the addition during a discussion of a draft budget at Monday’s council meeting, and he proposes the city should put money into the fund annually. Although the fund was created

a few years ago little has been deposited in it. Cote said the city needs to follow through in order to begin to achieve results. “It’s great to make all of these plans, but to be really genuine to the process the city needs to put something toward implementing it,” said Cote. The fund has only accumulated limited money from development contributions, said Cote, estimating the $150,000 would still leave it with less than

$200,000. “For that fund to be a useful fund it’s going to need a variety of different sources,” said Cote. The intention of the fund was, in conjunction with the federal government and nonpro¿t organizations, to help accommodate sorely needed rental or non-market housing projects in New Westminster. But the fund is a few years away from that, said Cote. “Unless it has some amount of

meaningful funds the city won’t be able to step up to the plate in those situations,” said Cote. The $150,000 would represent approximately a boost of a quarter of a per cent in property taxes. The draft budget presented to council on Monday, without the affordable housing fund money, was estimated to be 1.98 per cent tax hike by city ¿nance director Gary Holowatiuk. The budget does not have to be ¿nalized until May.

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Chao said it was heartening to hear at the meeting that a draft brochure is in the works. She has also ¿led a freedom of information request asking the district to provide all math marks for grades eight to 12 for the last ¿ve years to see if there is consistency with all the teachers. “It shouldn’t matter what teacher you have, that it doesn’t reÀect on your grade,” said Chao. She took issue with New Westminster Teachers Union president Grant Osborne suggesting the Grade 11 Fundamentals of Math class, which the original complaint stems from, is new and there are dif¿culties with it across the province. “I don’t think that necessarily applies with our issue because there’s a big

discrepancy between the classes taught by different teachers,” said Chao. “It’s a huge smokescreen, but if that’s what Grant Osborne has concerns about, and this teacher is being unjustly accused of poor teaching, and it is in fact the program that is at fault then we need to explore that, too. So we’ll ask the province for an audit. “The underlying issue of this is accountability, and that affects every child in the district,” said Chao. Board vice chair Michael Ewen said the suggestions raise some intriguing questions. “There’s some stuff to look into. The whole idea of a group process, I’m not sure of the legality of it with the privacy laws. I don’t know if that’s possible to do,” said Ewen. He has been told it is possible for people to lodge complaints anonymously in healthcare,

something he intends to investigate. “I don’t see how that’s legally possible,” said Ewen. Trustee Lisa Graham is hopeful some things will be changed and welcomed the suggestions. • Director of instruction Janet Grant presented a proposal to eliminate a parents representative from the district review committee which is the last resort of appeal for parents or students on education, disciplinary or health matters. Her report revealed only the Gulf Islands and New Westminster have a parental rep on its committee. However, the draft, which will now undergo a public consultation process, did suggest the parent making the appeal would have the right to have an advocate of their choice accompany them.

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James Moore, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, described the Evergreen Line as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;next step in the great rail legacy in the Tri-Cities,â&#x20AC;? noting the $1.4-billion project makes the SkyTrain line the largest transportation infrastructure project in this areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history. The announcement means shovels will soon be in the ground to prepare for Evergreen construction â&#x20AC;&#x201D; meaning motorists should prepare for some commuting headaches. Pre-construction activities also expected to begin soon include road widening, relocating utilities, realigning railway tracks and removing vacant buildings. B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom said the Evergreen Line was always going to happen, despite challenges in funding the project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was always a reality without question, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always a challenge when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re talking about a project thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s over a billion dollars; thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of work going into that. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just about the project, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about ensuring the quality of the project, how the project is delivered, what kind of jobs are created and where those jobs are created, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about making sure we get the best value for the taxpayers.â&#x20AC;? A representative from Hans Demolition said about four people will be handling the demolition projects while Pedre expects to employ about 25 for the power line relocations. Funding for the Evergreen Line comes from $583 million from the province, up to $417 million from Ottawa and $400 million from TransLink. Completion is slated for the summer of 2016.

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S VING for the future Beware of RRSP and RRIF investment schemes Investing in schemes that promise tax-free withdrawals from RRSPs and RRIFs could result in the loss of your retirement savings. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) said it is Âżnding an increasing number of questionable registered retirement savings plan (RRSP) and registered retirement income fund (RRIF) tax-free withdrawal schemes. The agency is warning that investing in such schemes could result in the loss of your entire retirement savings to unscrupulous promoters, as well as a reassessment of your tax returns. STATS AND FACTS

and makes the schemes appear legitimate. Various promotional methods may be used, such as the Internet, local newspaper advertisements, and/or promotional meetings. Promoters often provide opinion letters from professionals that give the impression that the letter writer endorses the scheme. These letters should not be interpreted as providing any assurance that these schemes do what they claim to be doing or that the promised tax beneÂżts are in accordance with the Income Tax Act.

If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. The time-worn adage applies to schemes that promise tax-free withdrawals from RRSPs and RRIFs.

â&#x20AC;˘ To date, the CRA has reassessed over 5,000 investors who participated in these schemes resulting in additional taxable income of approximately $250 million. â&#x20AC;˘ Additional audits of taxpayers and RRSP and RRIF investments are ongoing, and more audits are being initiated. QUESTIONABLE RRSP/RRIF SCHEMES

Taxpayers should avoid schemes that promise the following: â&#x20AC;˘ withdrawal of funds from an RRSP or RRIF without paying taxâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;promoters often promise to return part of the taxpayerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s investment by offshore debit or credit cards, offshore bank accounts, or loan-back arrangements; â&#x20AC;˘ immediate access to assets in â&#x20AC;&#x153;locked-inâ&#x20AC;? RRSPs or RRIFs; â&#x20AC;˘ income tax receipts providing deductions of three or more times the amount invested in an RRSP; and â&#x20AC;˘ unrealistic returns on investments. Typically, promoters of these questionable schemes direct the owner of a self-directed RRSP or RRIF

to purchase a particular investment through a speciÂżc trustee. The particular investment could be shares in a company, units of participation in a co-operative, a mortgage, or other types of investments. Taxpayers should avoid these schemes for two reasons: 1. These arrangements can put their retirement savings at risk. In some cases, the promoter walks away with all the funds and cannot be found. Many Canadians have lost their entire retirement savings to unscrupulous promoters by participating in such arrangements. 2. The full amount of any withdrawal or ineligible investment is included in the taxpayerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s income in the year the investment was made or the withdrawal occurred, even when the savings are lost to the promoters. Interest and penalties may also be levied for amounts not reported. THESE SCHEMES ARE PROMOTED TO LOOK LEGITIMATE

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A14 NewsLeader Friday, January 27, 2012

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One man’s quest to introduce old and new

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or Ken Wilkinson, 2012 dawned with an idea percolating. A mission of sorts: Bring old and new together. It started abstract, but slowly it’s gathering Àesh, becoming more full-bodied. He told me about it recently over coffee at the Take 5 café in Sapperton’s Brewery District—itself a curious blend of old and new—and he summed it up like this: “How can you mix some of these people, and quietly introduce them so they can understand and help each other?” What is ‘new’? Ken Chris Bryan says we might call them folks who’ve moved to the Royal City in the past 10 years or so. Or those keen to see some changes to long-standing institutions, longstanding ways of doing things. People excited about River Market, Downtown revitalization and the like. The “old” might be people who have been here longer. While happy to see the city evolving, they might have some concerns

about how change is unfolding. they might butt heads with other Or sad about the loss of valued groups, because they don’t see traditions. similarities.” Ken admits this is a vast He’d like to introduce “different oversimpli¿cation. And many eras to each other. So everybody can residents might have a little of each see what has worked and what hasn’t quality. Ken knows this. After all, worked in different years, through he’s probably the ideal person to different dynamic changes, to avoid take on this challenge because he’s some of the conÀict.” a ¿fth-generation New Wester, his As one example of how two great-great grandfather William disparate groups might be brought Hall was chief stonemason with the together, he suggests some of the Royal Engineers who established clients at Hospitality Project could Sapperton and his family owned a pick blackberries in summer and classic heritage home in Queen’s create a great diabetic jam to sell at Park until he and his father moved the Royal City Farmers Market. CHRIS BRYAN/NEWSLEADER to the Quay in 1999. His dad Harold Ken Wilkinson is a Àfth generation New Westminster resident. “Take good old-fashioned ideas ran the Shell station across from New and adapt them, and let everybody West secondary (today it’s a bottle adapt in many ways. This he did himself for appreciate everybody else. I’d like to depot) for many years, so he was well known. many years, and over time this skill led others see that happen in the community.” Today, Ken’s still tied to the city’s history to hire him as a consultant. Today, adapting To that end, he’s been quietly making as a member of the Friends of the New education and employment programs for efforts to introduce old and new. I even Westminster Museum and Archives. people with disabilities is his full-time gig. got an email from him a few weeks ago, He says his Quayside home has been a His old/new project might be about complimenting my weekly column, but great vantage point to watch the Downtown’s adaptation, too. pushing me to better understand the wide revitalization gather speed. “There’s not a very good understanding range of people who make up this city. Ken has epilepsy, something that among groups around town,” Ken says. Watch your inbox, you might be next. editor@newwestnewsleader.com manifested during his teens, forcing him to “People have ideas, but don’t realize how

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Friday, January 27, 2012 NewsLeader A15

SPORTS

SFU women split

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Burnaby/New Westminster forward Brianne Chow dekes around a Fraser Valley defender in the Àrst period of their U-14 Lower Mainland Ringette League game, Saturday at Burnaby Lake Arena. Fraser Valley won the game 11-5.

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When it comes to comebacks, you win some, you lose some. The SFU Clan women’s basketball team did both. An 18-6 run late in the game propelled the Clan to a 67-64 win over the Central Washington Wildcats Saturday in Ellensburg, WA. That was the reverse of their fate in Nampa, ID. on Thursday, when they weren’t able to hold onto a second half lead and fell 76-72 to the Northwest Nazarene Crusaders. Against the Wildcats the Clan struggled in the ¿rst half, getting outrebounded 25-15 and outscored 39-35. But they were able to take their ¿rst lead, 43-41, early in the second half when they scored eight points to the ‘cats two. Central Washington responded with a run of their own to open a nine point lead with just over seven minutes left in the game. That’s when the Clan caught ¿re. Erin Chambers put them in front with a lay-up and free throw with 27 seconds left and Marie-Line Petit iced it with a lay-up with six seconds on the clock. “We struggled on the offensive boards in the ¿rst half but did a good job to correct that in the second half,” said SFU head coach Bruce Langford in a release. “Several players made key plays down the stretch to get us the win.” Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe led the Clan with 23 points and 16 rebounds. Kristina Collins scored 13 points, including three threepointers and four free throws. Against the Crusaders, the Clan opened the second half with a 21-10 run to turn a 39-31 de¿cit at half time to a ¿ve point lead with 12:28 to play in the game. But Northwest Nazarene wasn’t about to let the game go south, ¿ghting back to reclaim the lead they’d never relinquish with just over six minutes left on the clock. Collins led all Clan scorers with 22 points. The Clan will go for their seventh Great Northwest Athletic Conference win, against three losses, on Saturday, when they host the Western Washington University Vikings at the West Gym.

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A16 NewsLeader Friday, January 27, 2012

NW Giants widen lead atop MML

The Vancouver North West Giants opened up an eight point margin atop the Major Midget League standings thanks to a pair of victories over the Fraser Valley Bruins combined with a 4-3 loss by the second place Cariboo Cougars to the last-place Kootenay Ice. Giants goaltender Liam

Smith allowed only one goal in his team’s 3-0 and 4-1 sweep of a weekend series against the Bruins. The wins improved the Giants’ record to 21 wins, three losses and six ties. They host the Fraser West Hawks on Sunday at the Burnaby Winter Club.

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Burnaby Winter Club Bruins A2 forward Lucas Zenone forechecks Richmond Blues Ryan Hart in the Àrst period of a bantam hockey game at the Burnaby Winter Club on Saturday.

Clan men come up short The shorthanded SFU Clan men’s basketball team came up short in a pair of home games. Hobbled by injuries and missing players, the Clan dressed only seven in a 101-83 loss to the Central Washington University Wildcats on Saturday and an 88-81 setback to the Northwest Nazarene Crusaders last Thursday. In both games the Clan struggled defensively and with rebounding. “We’re a lot smaller now with the injuries and missing players and it’s causing us to get outrebounded,” said SFU guard Jordan Sergent in a release. Against the Wildcats the Clan conceded 42 rebounds to Central Washington while winning only 28 of their own, as they trailed 50-35 at half time. They were able to chip away to close to within 11 with just under two minutes to play, but that’s as close as they got. Sergent led all Clan scorers with 26 points. His 10 rebounds also led the team. The Clan also trailed most of the way against the Crusaders, who had built up a lead as large as 18 points with 11:55 left in the second half. But SFU whittled away, closing the gap to nine after Justin Brown hit a free throw with 4:39 left on the clock. With the margin down to seven and 27 seconds still to play, the Clan were forced to foul and the Crusaders made good on three of their four tosses from the line to clinch the victory. Brown scored 23 points to lead the Clan scorers. The losses leave SFU with a 1-8

record in Great Northwest Athletic Conference play, 6-11 overall. SFU travels to Bellingham on Saturday to play Western Washington University.

Clan wrestlers win gold Clete Hanson and Skylor Davis won gold medals for the SFU Clan men’s wrestling team at the Clackamus Open in Oregon City, Ore., over the weekend. Hanson capped a perfect run of four victories in the 184-pound division by beating the NAIA’s top ranked wrestler, Derek Rottenburg of Southern Oregon, in the ¿nal. He was also named the meet’s outstanding wrestler. Davis won all of his matches in the 125-pound division by pins, defeating Ian Hocker of Paci¿c University in the ¿nal. Other Clan medalists included Alex Stemer and Gurjot Kooner, who each won silver, and Max Arcand of Burnaby, who won a bronze in the 165-pound weight class. The Clan men will be wrestling in Ashland, Ore,. on Saturday.

Swimmers set marks SFU swimmers set two new school records at a dual meet against the Seattle University Redhawks on Saturday. Grace Ni, Katie McEvoy, Alex Scho¿eld and Kristine Lawson set a new mark in the women’s 400yard medley. Carmen Nam also broke the record for the 400-yard individual medley.


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A18 NewsLeader Friday, January 27, 2012

Lower Mainland consumers more design-savvy

Housing market looks forward to 2012 The new year brings with it new expectations and new trends. This is true in the housing market as well, and Cristy Edmonds, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Fifth Avenue Marketing, has a few ideas in mind for 2012. “It will be a good, steady year,” she says. “It’s been a busy January already.” With mortgage rates at a historical low, there is still a steady supply of people moving into Greater Vancouver. “We have the benefit of the international market,” Edmonds says. Buyers from all over the world are eager to purchase a home in the Lower Mainland, but one big change that Edmonds expects to see is more end users purchasing property, instead of the speculative buyers that have historically owned homes.

She also expects to see some amazing developments going on sale this year. “You’ll see smarter, more experienced developers bringing projects to market,” she says, adding that because buyers are more design-savvy than before, they won’t accept inferior design. “This is a very sophisticated real estate market. A lot of developers have done a really good job and raised the bar.” Compared to other markets in Canada, Vancouver buyers are looking for something much more high end. “In Calgary you still get lower-end products like (linoleum) flooring, while Vancouver is more sophisticated, with granite and hardwood,” Edmonds says. “Design shows (on television) have contributed to this. They want the best of the best.”

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Listraor is continuing its reputation for excellence with its newest development, Westridge Living in Burnaby. While the Listraor name is drawing people in, buyers are staying for the beautiful homes on offer. “You’d be really hard-pressed to find these standard features,” says sales manager Ryan Lalonde. “Listraor is offering a level of detail that’s not traditionally offered.” Westridge is chock-full of amazing features, from deep soaker tubs in the master ensuite to gourmet kitchens built in an open plan design that include stone-slab countertops, stainless-steel appliances and custom cabinetry. The main living areas are perfect for entertaining, with hardwood flooring and even a space for your flat-screen television. In a masterstroke of convenience, a washer and dryer are included in every home. Ranging from 1,031 to 1,107 square feet, the homes are available in three different floorplans. The A plan is a two-bedroom single-level home with a garden-level walkout terrace, perfect for a morning cup of coffee or entertaining groups of all sizes. Above the A units are the B units, which are two-bedroom townhomes that feature stunning rooftop views of the Burrard Inlet and North Shore mountains. Each home also includes two private decks and a breakfast nook. The largest homes are the C units, which have three bedrooms and large outdoor terraces. One special feature of these homes is the master bedroom and ensuite, which is located in its own

loft on the third level. If you’re looking for a bit of extra privacy, the C units are definitely for you. However, it’s not just the gorgeous homes that are bringing people in. The location itself has been a major draw, Lalonde says. “Listraor has done a beautiful job of choosing the neighbourhood,” he says. “You get an unobstructed view of the mountains.” Many of the current buyers are people who have lived in the area before and are looking for something a bit different. Westridge has this in

spades, and Lalonde says that people looking for a quality home at an amazing price will not be disappointed. “There are fabulous green spaces front and back, and you get the security and convenience of the location,” he says. Westridge is close to nearly every amenity you could ever need, including several golf courses, Simon Fraser University, plenty of shops and restaurants and even a local beach. Potential buyers are able to check out Westridge Living from the comfort of their home or office with the Online

Open House, which allows you to speak with a sales representative in real time while watching a video of your chosen floorplan. This also allows homebuyers to show their home to friends and family who may be unable to visit the presentation centre. “We can cue up clips specific to (a buyer’s) request,” Lalonde says. “It gives you a bit more comprehensive look.” If you’re more of a tactile person, Listraor also has a presentation centre. Homes start at $489,900. For more information, visit westridgeliving.ca or call 778-995-9198.

Listraor has done a beautiful job of choosing the neighbourhood,” says sales manager Ryan Lalonde.

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Steveston Real Estate’s Alexandra Gate is opening soon in central Richmond, and features beautiful nine-foot ceilings, top, spacious kitchens, above, and living areas complemented by laminate flooring and plenty of natural light, left.


Friday, January 27, 2012 NewsLeader A19

A World of Difference.

Meet Bluetree, a seriously friendly builder. While our friendly approach may seem fresh and novel, we’re hardly the new builders on the block. Helpful and dependable like a good neighbour, we come from ParkLane Homes and its 30+ years of award-winning quality and customer service.

MAPLE RIDGE

Kanaka Creek

3 & 4 BED TOWNHOMES from the low $300’s Situated in an established Maple Ridge neighbourhood next to Kanaka Creek Elementary School, this is a place perfect for growing families. Register now at bluetreehomes.ca or 604 - 476 -1188 OPENING SOON

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3 BED TOWNHOMES from the mid $300’s Nestled between Harold Bishop Elementary School and mature parkland, Bishop Creek is a neighbourhood that is both close to nature and convenient amenities. Register now – bluetreehomes.ca or 604-588-0005

COQUITLAM

Mackin Park 1- 2 BED MODERN APARTMENTS from the low $200’s Situated in Maillardville, the historic heart of Coquitlam, this community of one and two bedroom apartments will be unrivalled in its proximity and access to all parts of Metro Vancouver. Register now – bluetreehomes.ca

Mackin Park

This is not an offering for sale. Such an offering can only be made by way of a disclosure statement. E.&O.E.

See more at bluetreehomes.ca


A20 NewsLeader Friday, January 27, 2012

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Friday, January 27, 2012 NewsLeader A21

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A22 NewsLeader Friday, January 27, 2012

COMING SOON. 109 concrete hi-rise homes coming to New Westminster. Stunning views starting from the mid $260â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

REGISTER TODAY: northbank.ca 604.523.0081 PRESENTATION CENTRE AT 18 BEGBIE This is not an offering for sale. Developer reserves the right to make changes to the pricing without notice. E. & O.E.


Friday, January 27, 2012 NewsLeader A23


A24 NewsLeader Friday, January 27, 2012

Market vs. assessed value

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Property owners throughout B.C. received their 2012 assessment notice the ¿rst week of January from BC Assessment (BCA). This notice is BC Assessment’s estimate of a property’s value as of July 1, 2011, and for new construction or substantially renovated homes, the physical condition as of Oct. 31, 2011. BCA is the government agency responsible for determining and reporting property value estimates for the 1,917,394 properties in its database. BCA’s assessment and the market value determined by a realtor may be different. Why? According to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, both BCA assessors and realtors calculate market value by analyzing sales of comparable homes within a local

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Friday, January 27, 2012 NewsLeader A25

Regional police force urged to combat ‘next’ serial killer

Some writers may not reach 63,000 readers in a lifetime. I do. Twice a week.

ProÀler Rossmo takes stand at Missing Women Inquiry

said he believes Biddlecombe honestly – if wrongly – believed no serial killer was at work and that Rossmo was simply wasting the department’s time. Jeff Nagel He said he was embarrassed VPD brass put jnagel@blackpress.ca forward “Hollywood-style” conspiracy theories that The patchwork of RCMP detachments and the women were being killed by their pimps or in municipal police that patrol the Lower Mainland drug murders – or that they just hadn’t turned up yet. was a key reason Robert Pickton was able to keep Nothing except a serial killer made sense, Rossmo killing for so long, according to former Vancouver said, or explained why bodies weren’t turning up, Police detective Kim Rossmo. why only women were vanishing or why their Testifying before the Missing Women Inquiry, welfare payments weren’t being collected elsewhere Rossmo issued a stark warning that the region will in B.C. eventually grapple with another serial killer and the Meanwhile, he said, the “tunnel vision and group “Balkanized” police agencies in the region should be think” of investigators that allowed them to exclude reformed in preparation. the serial killer theory created “the perfect operating “The best solution is the formation of a Vancouver environment for a predator.” metropolitan police force,” he told commissioner Rossmo described Pickton as a “stealth predator” Wally Oppal Tuesday. who killed for years without police even realizing “There will be a next time,” Rossmo said, murders were happening. adding Pickton, who took sex trade workers from But he maintained police had “a lot of breaks” Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside to his Port they could have better exploited to crack the case Coquitlam pig farm, didn’t care where he found his sooner and called it a “dramatic example of a victims. criminal investigative failure.” “They don’t know these political boundaries. By the summer of 1999, VPD of¿cers had told They’re irrelevant to their hunting Rossmo they suspected Pickton could be the practices.” killer and that he might have a wood chipper Oppal noted regional policing had been or meat grinder to dispose of bodies. Rossmo examined by the province before but local recalled discussing the potential to gather DNA mayors were the “greatest impediment.” evidence from the machine. Failing regionalization, Rossmo said The previous witness to testify was Deputy ROSSMO there need to be formal procedures Chief Jennifer Evans, of Ontario’s Peel for investigations that cross police Regional Police, who independently reviewed jurisdictions, to prevent any one force from police handling of the Pickton ¿le and criticized “washing their hands of the problem.” both the RCMP and VPD for a series of errors. In the case of Pickton, he said, the VPD were Although Mounties should have tried to search the wrong to hand off their investigation of “a very good Pickton farm when the serial killer invited them to in suspect” to the Coquitlam RCMP. 1999, Evans said it’s a big stretch to assume police Rossmo also suggested the creation of a would have found the evidence they needed to stop provincial missing persons database to track his killing spree. disappearances and trends. She agreed under cross-examination that it was He also said the risks are so great to society a mistake when a Coquitlam RCMP of¿cer opted that more money should be spent investigating not to take up Pickton’s offer to search the property, disappearances even if many are false alarms. which could have yielded crucial evidence tying him The inquiry aims to determine why police failed to the missing women. to catch Pickton much sooner. “We’ll never know because she never tried to get Oppal told the inquiry Tuesday his ¿nal report, the consent,” Evans told the inquiry. “She never due in June, will look at systemic failures of pursued that.” police forces in the Pickton case, including interBut Evans noted investigators would have had to jurisdictional dif¿culties between different forces. get not just Pickton’s written consent to search the Rossmo, a celebrated criminal pro¿ler, also farm, but also any co-owners of the property, such as recounted how his VPD superiors refused to accept his brother Dave. his theory that a serial killer was stalking women She also noted that once the consensual search in the Downtown Eastside and nixed his planned started, Pickton or another owner could terminate it release of a public warning in September 1998 at any point. – three and a half years before Pickton would Since police would have to be transparent about eventually be arrested. their aims and set a time for the search, Evans Rossmo said he’s seen many similar cases of added, they would not have the element of surprise police in other jurisdictions being “in denial” about they often do with an unexpected warrant search, evidence of a local serial killer. and evidence could be moved or cleaned. “No police agency wants a serial murder case,” Police had received multiple tips in 1998 and Rossmo said. 1999 that Pickton might be responsible for the A serial killer case creates public fear, media vanishing sex trade workers. And in 1997 a woman escaped from the property after a bloody knife ¿ght attention and political pressure, he said, adding it with Pickton. Charges of attempted murder against requires police to respond with a suitable level of Pickton were later dropped. resources. It took until early 2002, when a rookie of¿cer Rossmo reported his conclusions to VPD decided to search the farm for illegal guns, that superiors after analyzing the number of missing police found evidence of missing women and persons reports from the Downtown Eastside and arrested Pickton. Pickton is serving a life sentence ¿nding a “dramatic” jump had started in 1995. after being convicted in 2007 on six counts of VPD Insp. Fred Biddlecombe blocked Rossmo’s second-degree murder. Pickton had claimed to proposed public warning. undercover police he killed 49 women. Rossmo, now a professor at a Texas university,

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A26 NewsLeader Friday, January 27, 2012

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

INDEX IN BRIEF FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . . . . . . 1-8 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . 9-57 TRAVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-76 CHILDREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-98 EMPLOYMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . 203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK . . . . . . . . . . . 453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE . . . . . . 503-587 REAL ESTATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603-696 RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703-757 AUTOMOTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 804-862 MARINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-920

108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

7

OBITUARIES

DRIVER, F/T, req. by Commercial Laundry. Must have excellent customer service skills/good knowledge of the lower mainland. 5 yrs of good driving. Exp. with cube vans and 5 tons an asset. $19.25 incl. benefits. Apply in person with resume between 9am and 10am. #205 - 1515 Broadway St. PoCo.

for Dorman Timber Location Harrison Mills, must have a minimum of five years low bedding exp. Hauling various types of logging equipment in the Fraser Valley.

Competitive Wages! E-mail: mikayla. tamihilog@shaw.ca or Fax: 604-796-0318

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EDUCATION

Become a Psychiatric Nursetrain locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com

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HELP WANTED

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DELIVERY PERSONS

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BUILDING MANAGER/ CONCIERGE Five Star Building Maintenance has an immediate F/T openings (d/t only) for experienced & enthusiastic Building Managers/Concierges. You are experienced performing administrative duties and coordinating activities related to managing buildings. You have the ability to communicate with building residents, co-workers and the general public in a pleasant and courteous manner and are able to work alone or with others. You must be able to provide criminal record check and possess a valid BC Security licence.

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Please email your resume to resumes@fivestarbc.ca or fax to 604-435-0516

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F/T WAREHOUSE / CUSTOMER SERVICE

Burnaby metal supply shop. Valid BC driver’s license. Fluent English required. $18/hr. to start. $20/hr after 1 year. Bonus + benefit package. No phone calls or dropins. Email: adminbc@metalsuper markets.com Kelowna Pacific Railway Ltd has an immediate opening for a Superintendent of Operations, based out of our Vernon, BC offices. The successful applicant will have at least five years of railway operations experience, hold current rules qualification and have a strong focus on safety and customer service. Please submit resumes to: info@khawk.ca Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.

START NOW! Delta Cardlock looking for customer service/cleanup person. F/T Mon. Fri. Benefits offered. Email resume to: cmhlding@telus.net

Wild & Crazy Can’t Be Lazy Earn up to $20/hour. NO sales, NO commissions! Full training provided. Travel, dress sharp & have fun! Must be outgoing. Call Marcia 604-777-2195

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.

SIM CARD for camera 2 GB, at the Lougheed Mall on or around Jan 4. Please call (604)939-2442

Call Christy 604-436-2472 for available routes email Email circulation@burnaby newsleader.com

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GRASBY, HILDA - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother Hilda on January 12, 2012 at the age of 84. Predeceased by her loving husband Walter in 1999. She is survived by her children; Merran (Bob), Linda, Christine (Garry), Judy and Brian, 4 grandchildren; Cindy (Pat), Nicole (Trevor), Jennifer and Edward and 1 great grandchild, Leaf. A loving mother and always there for her children. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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ELECTRICAL

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

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PERSONAL SERVICES 171

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

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EDUCATION

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627

NEW WEST ELECTRICIAN Small Jobs. Renovations, Panels. Elec. Heat, Lighting, Repairs. Call (604)591-7621

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www.caliberwest contracting.com 604.764.9594 HOME IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry, painting, drywall, tiles Quality work - reasonable price Martin 604-521-8715

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JOBS: Whether you’re looking to find or fill a position, this is where your search begins. Call bcclassified.com 604.575.5555

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Friday, January 27, 2012 NewsLeader A27 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 320

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MOVING & STORAGE

356

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

bradsjunkremoval.com

Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!!

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

604.

$45/Hr

220.JUNK(5865)

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

604-537-4140

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

604.587.5865

Top Written

Quality Painting. Guarantee. Free

www.recycleitcanada.ca

372

SUNDECKS

RING UP profits with bcclassified.com

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 7yrs

288

HOME REPAIRS If I can’t do it It can’t be done

Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222 INTERIORS: Baths (renos/ repairs) specializing in drywall, doors, flooring, tiling, plumbing, painting, miscellaneous, etc. VERSTILE! EXPERIENCED IN OVER 30 LINES OF WORK! * Quality work * Prompt Service * Fair prices For positive results Call Robert SERVICE CALLS WELCOME

320

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour (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

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.

130

HELP WANTED

Roofing Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.

130

HELP WANTED

Advertising Sales Representative The award-winning Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News has an immediate opening for a full time Advertising Sales Representative.

We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan along with a strong benefit package. Black Press has over 170 community newspapers across Canada and the United States and for the proven candidate the opportunities are endless. Please submit your resume with a cover letter by 5:00 pm Friday, January 27, 2012 to: Carly Ferguson, Advertising & Creative Services Manager Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News 22328 - 119th Avenue Maple Ridge, BC V2X 2Z3 or by email: admanager@mapleridgenews.com Thank you to all who apply, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

APARTMENT/CONDOS

Burnaby Condo $455,000 ESPRIT North #1408 - 7325 Arcola Condo w/ mountain view. 2 BR - 2Bath -2 Pkg stalls, storage. sauna and exercise rm. Income $1650. Vacant Brookside Rlty Dave 604-240-3523 HOUSES FOR SALE

Bachelor, 1, 2 & 3 bdrm suites for rent. Includes heat / hot water and cable. Close to Massey Theatre, Douglas College, Royal City Mall.

604-525-2661

Phone: 604-522-9153

2 Bedroom Apartment between $26,400 & $32,400

2 Bedroom Townhouse between $33,600 & $38,400

3 Bedroom Townhouse between $36,000 & $42,000

www.aptrentals.net BURNABY

Villa Del Mar 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 778-994-2334 to view. Move in TODAY! BURNABY

Walker Manor 6985 Walker Ave

HOMES WANTED

1996 NORTEC mobile home, 14x70. Clean and bright, sunken liv. rm., lam. floors, attached room and deck. Must be moved. $42,000. (604)626-4294

636

PUPPIES FOR SALE, 6 wks old, Terrier X Chihuahua $350 Call 604-856-3855

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

FURNITURE

BUSINESS AND FINANCE: Seeking a business opportunity or partner? Posting legal notices? Need investors, agents or distributors, this is where you advertise. bcclassified.com

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

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.

Well maintained 2 bdrms with 1.5 washroom. 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....

Call 604- 521-3448

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

COQUITLAM

ADELAIDE APT

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

BLUE MOUNTAIN APT

www.dannyevans.ca

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

BURNABY. Bright, spacious renov 1 bdrm apt. Quiet, adult oriented bldg. Close to Brentwood SkyTrain. N/S. N/P. Heat & h/w included. $875/mo. Avail now. 604-841-6984 COQ/3 bdrm 533 Cottonwood, reno’d, adult bldg. quiet, N/P, secure. $1165/m incls. Heat & H/W. Feb 1. Crime-Free. 604-937-7812 Coquitlam/Bby reno’d, 1 bdrm $825 incl balc. heat hotwater & prkg. Nr skytrain & shops N/P 604-939-9242

838

GREENHOUSE FOR LEASE for flowering & bedding plants. Retail and wholesale. Fully computerized and automated system. 2.5 acres incl. greenhouse. Approx. 43,000 covered area. 1.5 acres set up for outside use. City water. High traffic area. 5498 Gladwin Rd., Abbts. Call 604-807-3910 for more info.

1 & 2 Bdrm close to trans & shop with dishwasher, fireplace, heat included.

Call for showing 604-931-4014 www.aptrentals.net New West. Crown Manor 430 – 9th Street. 1 bdrm apart, on site ldry, 1 parking spot. Close to shops, all amens, great loc. Heat & hot water incl. $760/m. 604-451-6676

Classified Advertising An effective way to build your business. Phone 604-575-5555

RECREATIONAL/SALE

2005 TRAIL-BAY 31BH

RECTANGULAR LOT @ 17,145 sq ft which includes a 5266 s.f. building housing 3 OFFICES & lrg hoist equipped SHOP in Mission, BC. Property is fenced and building has security alarm. This property presently has an industrial zoning and is located in the area slated for industrial in the OCP. Shop has 3 phase, 2 overhead doors 1 is 12’ x 10’ and the other is 12’ x 12’ and incl. a steel crane way with 2 ton cranes.

Awning, 3 burner range, A/C, microwave, DSI water heater, Stab jacks and more! $17,483 (Stk.31558A) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

2009 Montana 3400RL

Phone 604-826-1186

715

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

BURNABY. AVAILABLE Now Four bedroom duplex. Rent $2500. Prime location. Call 604 825 2700

736

Microwave, washer/dryer combo, 3 burner stove, 2 recliners, and free standing dinette. $54,983 (Stk.32434) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

HOMES FOR RENT

Coquitlam - Totally Reno’d 3 bdrm rancher. Cls to schools & shops. Priv bkyrd. $1650. 604-913-7785 MAPLE RIDGE nr GE bridge, newer subdivision 4 bdrm, 3 full bath, loft, office, den, huge kitchen (granite), A/C, N/S, N/P. Immed. $2350. (604)820-0411 or 604-217-0380 PITT MEADOWS. 2 & 3 bdrm. in family complex. Close to bus, schools & shopping. Ref’s req’d. Small pets okay, $1030/$1134/mo. Avail. immed. 604-465-1938.

845

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION BURNABY. SHARED n/s large house in Crest area. Cariboo/Armstrong. Hot tub. $600/mo. Call 778858-0894

750

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

PORT COQUITLAM, Suffolk Ave. 3 bdrm., 2 baths, plus 1 bdrm. bsmnt. suite, quiet street, fenced yard, garage, Feb. 1. $1700 mo. + utils. (604)931-6317

SUITES, LOWER

Coquitlam Central. Bright 1 bdrm. Quiet & beautiful. Nr amenits. Inste lndry. Pri ent. N/P. N/S. Refs. Feb 1. $875 + 1/3 utils. 604-936-5324. COQUITLAM nr Como Lake 2 bdrm 1100 sf. W/D on site Feb 1 NS/NP $1000+1/3 utils. 604-312-3795

#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

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 The Scrapper

PORT COQUITLAM Northside, 2 bdrm grd flr. gas F/P. Garage parking. Private entry. $800/mo. N/S. N/P. Avail Feb. 1. 604-942-9725.

752

1 & 2 Bdrm quiet bldg near Safeway, dishwasher, storage, heat included.

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING convertible, silver, 84 k’s. auto. Mags. $6795/obo. (604)826-0519

Please call 778-994-2334 BURNABY

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

FERTILIZERS

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

2003 Cadillac CTS. Black on black, leather, sunroof. Must see! $10,500, Mint. Phone 604 809 6235

BURNABY & COQUITLAM

Spacious 2 & 3 Bdrm T/hses 2 Bdrm Apartments With accessible amenities, in safe family oriented communities of Coquitlam, North Burnaby. Market rents from $875 - $1175 for 2 - 3 bdrm units. Pet friendly.

CARS - DOMESTIC

236 - 8th St.

(formerly known as Middlegate) Quiet, spacious 2 & 1 Bdrms & Bachelor suites. Newly reno’d. Incls: Balcony, prkg, heat & h/wtr

Call 604-421-1235

627

818

DORIC MANOR

CLAREMONT TERRACE

** 6960 ELWELL ST ** Near HighGate Mall

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.

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

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

THE NEWS

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc

MAPLE PLACE TOWERS

WE BUY HOMES BC The OLDER. The DIRTIER. The BETTER. Flexible Terms. Quick Closing. Call us First! 604.657.9422

MALAMUTE WOLF Cross - 10 wks, 1st shots, dewormed. Great temperament. Mostly white. 1 M, 3 Fem. $700 ea. (604)319-8419 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

DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals NEW WESTMINSTER

BURNABY

CHIHUAHUA, 5 year old, female, very sweet & clean, $450. Call 604794-7347

Largest Dealer Group Huge Selection Cars Trucks Vans Suvs. Free delivery BC/AB Best Rates Always Approved. Apply online: autocredit911.com or call Tollfree-1-888-635-9911

Call (604) 931-2670

Metro Vancouver Housing Co-operation.

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

AUTO FINANCING

Auto Loans Approved!!

Call 604- 522-5230

For further info call 604-451-6075 to view

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

810

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

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Secure parking available. For viewing call:

PETS

MATTRESSES staring at $99

Serving Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows since 1978

Quiet & well maintained bldg. Includes heat & hot water. On site manager. Cat okay.

If your income is lower than these ranges call BC Housing 604-433-2218

Cairn Terriers: shots/dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. over 20 yrs of referrals. 604-807-5204 or 604-592-5442

APARTMENT/CONDO Welcome Home !

If your income is between $41,000 and $60,000 you will be qualified for market rent.

PETS

TRANSPORTATION

COQUITLAM

Super Clean ONE Bedrooms

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPPIES Male/Female, shots, micro-chip, vet checked, health guarantee. $2400. Call 604-970-3807.

706

BURNABY

Subsidies available based on gross houseold income.

BORDER COLLIE/LAB/shepherd X, black 18 mos old, med/lrg neutered, family friendly dog, loves to play $100 to good home (604)302-5191

548

APARTMENT/CONDO

Burnaby:

609

BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, vet check $600. (604)796-3026. No Sunday calls

533

706

RENTALS

REAL ESTATE

A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports

477

RENTALS

NEED YOUR PRE-ENGINEERED STEEL BUILDING ERECTED? Professional crews available. We service Western Canada. All Brands. Excl references. Call MSC at 1-800-979-2993

TREE SERVICES

The successful candidate will be required to meet sales targets by deepening relationships with existing clients and developing new business with an aggressive face-to-face cold calling mandate. The ability to work independently in an extremely fast paced environment while adhering to deadlines is a must. Candidates considered for the position will be results oriented, strong communicators, and be willing to learn and adapt in an ever changing business environment. A vehicle and a valid driver’s license is required.

www.blackpress.com

MISC. FOR SALE

BLOOD HOUND PUPS, CKC reg’d health chk, 2nd vac, micro chipped, 1 fem’s. Liver & Tan. Ready to go. $300. Call 604-574-5788.

MOVING & STORAGE

ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020

374

PLUMBING

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005

560

Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

Interior Painting. Drywall Repairs. Textured Ceiling Repair. Free Estimates. Call (778)709-1081

338

GARAGE SALES

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

626

AFFORDABLE INT/EXT painting. 30 yrs exp. Refs. Free est. Keith 604-433-2279 or 604-777-1223

Call 604-575-5555

551

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

SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

A-1 PAINTING CO. 604.723.8434 Floors & Finishing. Insured, WCB, Est. 20 Years Exp.

RUBBISH REMOVAL

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

TOWNHOUSES

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

TRANSPORTATION 810 Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto www.UapplyUdrive.ca

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

1994 Ford Explorer, 4x4, XLT, very clean, runs great, 160,000kms, Micheline all season tires. AirCared for 2 yrs. $3200. 604-541-0344

1999 CHEVY BLAZER, black, mags 2” lift 4x4, Air Cared, std. new clutch $4995 obo 604-826-0519

AUTO FINANCING Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231

2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $8000 firm. Call 604-538-4883

851

TRUCKS & VANS

1999 CHEVY VENTURE, white, auto, rebuilt trans, head gasket, new brakes, $2495. (604)826-0519

2002 DODGE CARAVAN blue, loaded, 150K, AirCared. 778-773-6226 or 604-540-1941.

2003 CHEV AVALANCHE, auto., 4x4, white, loaded with options. $10,000 firm (604)538-9257


A28 NewsLeader Friday, January 27, 2012

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