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NEWSLEADER FRIDAY JUNE 24 2011

MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER Clyde Miller, 82, tends to the garden in front of 314 Pine St., one of the oldest homes in New Westminster.

New West’s oldest home The Clarkson House is the oldest house in the city, something that surprised its current owners when they learned about it. And the house has quite a story, being something of a split personality

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A2 NewsLeader Friday, June 24, 2011

CITYPAGE ART IN THE LIBRARY Come see Cliff Milne’s bold abstracts and Antonio Dizon’s streetscapes and portraits, on display in the New Westminster Public Library until June 30.

STRATEGIC COMMUNITY INVESTMENT FUNDS AGREEMENT UPDATE In 2009, the Province of British Columbia (the Province) and the City of New Westminster (the City) entered into the Strategic Community Investment (SCI) Funds Agreement, whereby the Province agreed to restructure existing Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing (TFRS) grants over the following two years and the City agreed to set out in a plan how the City currently uses the funds to defray the annual cost of providing police services, and report publicly on that plan. Through the restructured arrangement, the City has received the following amounts:

PUBLIC HEARING CANCELLED The Public Hearing for Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw No. 7468, 2011 [a Bylaw to amend the Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 6476, 1998 re: 273 and 275 Sherbrooke Street (Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver)] scheduled for Monday, June 27, 2011 at 6:00 pm in Council Chamber, City Hall, has been cancelled until further notice. For more information, please contact the Development Services Department at 604-527-4568.

STRATEGIC COMMUNITY INVESTMENT FUNDS

USE

DATE

AMOUNT

TFRS Grants

100% of the TFRS Sci Funds were directed to the police operating budget to offset current operation.

March 2009 September 2009 July 2010

$1,444,675 $696,707 $537,967

Total

$2,679,349

GLENBROOK RAVINE IMPROVEMENTS You are invited to attend a public information session on updates to the Glenbrook Ravine access paths and drainage systems. The Ravine improvements are a part of Onni’s completion of the Victoria Hill community. City staff, development representatives, and consultants will be on-hand to provide an overview of the design improvements and answer questions. Date:

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Time:

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location:

Centennial Community Center - River Room 65 East 6th Avenue, New Westminster, BC

QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY CENTRE OFFICIAL GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY You are invited to the Official Ground Breaking Ceremony for the future expansion to the Queensborough Community Centre on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the Queensborough Community Centre, 920 Ewen Ave. Come help us celebrate as we prepare for the city’s first neighbourhood HUB where individuals and families can access a wide variety of community services in one convenient location.

For more information, please contact the City of New Westminster Parks, Culture & Recreation Department at 604-527-4567.

The new 13,180 square foot facility expansion will include space for licensed daycare, an expanded fitness centre, a branch library, police offices and multi-use activity spaces. The project will also feature improvements to the existing community centre.

We look forward to seeing you there.

For additional information, please contact the Queensborough Community Centre at 604-525-7388.

CITY OF NEW WESTMINSTER 2011 PROPERTY TAX DUE DATE MONDAY - JULY 4, 2011 2011 Property Tax Notices have been mailed to all registered property owners. If you have not received your property tax notice, please contact the Property Tax Department at City Hall at 604-527-4550. It is the responsibility of the property owner to pay property taxes, by the due date in order to avoid penalty, whether or not a bill is received. New owners who have not received a property tax notice are advised to contact the Property Tax Department. In the event of an interruption in mail service by Canada Post, the property owner is still obliged to pay their property taxes before the July 4 due date in order to avoid penalty. Please do not mail your payment during a postal strike as Mail delivery may be delayed and the payment may arrive after the tax due date. Current property taxes unpaid after July 4 will be subject to a 5% penalty. A further 5% penalty will be charged on current taxes remaining unpaid after September 2. To find out about your account balance: • contact the Property Tax Department at 604-527-4550, or • obtain your account balance online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at: www.newwestcity.ca/mycity Various payment options are provided for your convenience, including: • In person at City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue • After-hours payment into “City Hall Mail” located at the north entrance to City Hall • INTERAC Bank Debit Card at City Hall (please ensure your debit card’s daily transaction limit is sufficient before presenting card for use) • At any chartered bank and most trust companies and credit unions • By tele-banking or internet-banking service through your financial institution • At automated banking machines • At authorized agent: • Royal City Drugs 708 – Sixth Street • At the Queensborough Community Centre (Monday to Thursday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Friday 9:00 am to 3:30 pm). Please be sure to bring your current year Tax Notice with you. You may also pay your electric utility bill at the Queensborough Community Centre. City Hall office hours: • 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (except Statutory Holidays) Extended office hours: • 8:00 am to 6:00 pm • June 20 to July 4 For further information, call the Property Tax Department at City Hall at 604-527-4550.

NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE CITY OF NEW WESTMINSTER’S 2010 ANNUAL REPORT Monday, June 27, 2011 – to follow 6:00 pm Public Hearing Council Chamber, City Hall 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3L 1H9 The 2010 Annual Report for the Corporation of the City of New Westminster will be presented at the Regular Council meeting on Monday June 27, 2011, following the Public Hearing in Council Chambers at City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC. The public is invited to make submissions or ask questions concerning this matter during the meeting’s Open Delegation forum. Submissions and questions for consideration at the public meeting may be forwarded in writing to the Legislative Service Department by mail, fax 604-527-4594 or e-mail at mslama@newwestcity.ca. Written communications must be received by the Legislative Services Department before 4:30 pm June 24, 2011 to be considered at the Council meeting. Mailing Address: Corporation of the City of New Westminster 511 Royal Avenue New Westminster, BC V3L 1H9 Attention: Director of Legislative Services Inspection of Documents: Copies of the 2010 Annual Report are available for public inspection in the Legislative Services Department at City Hall during the office hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, excluding weekends and statutory holidays, commencing June 13, 2011. The 2010 Annual Report will also be available for public inspection at the Regular Meeting of Council on Monday June 27, 2010, following Public Hearing in Council Chambers at City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC. City Contact: Legislative Services Department at 604-527-4523. Public Participation: At the meeting, the public shall be allowed to make representations and submissions or to ask questions respecting matters contained in the 2010 Annual Report. All persons who believe their interest is affected by the Annual Report shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard, or to present written submissions respecting matters contained in the Report. Rick Page, Corporate Officer

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Friday, June 24, 2011 NewsLeader A3

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The Bang Bang Club will be the feature presentation next week at the Arts Council of New Westminster’s Last Monday at the Movies. The film, directed by Steven Silver, is based on the true events of four international photojournalists and “is a harrowing exploration of heroism in the face of violence.” It will be shown at the Massey Theatre on Monday (June 27) starting at 7:30 p.m.

Hyack Square will hop with free dance sessions on Friday evenings this summer. The city and Dance With Me Studio have joined forces to teach dance moves July 8 to Aug. 26. They’ll instruct on everything from salsa to Broadway to Latin and even Egyptian belly dancing. The lessons will be 7 to 7:30 p.m., with dancing to follow until 9 p.m. The sessions will be weather permitting. For updates visit www.dancewithmenewwest.com.

What’s old is new again for BC Biomedical Laboratories in New Westminster. The company was originally founded in 1958 at 403 Sixth Street. That lab has been at 625 Fifth Ave. since 1967 and recently had extensive renovations. It is now celebrating with a grand re-opening at the location. BC Biomedical has grown to 45 patient service centres across the Lower Mainland.

New Westminster city council approved Monday the school district’s application to waive the requirement for underground on-street power lines when it builds the proposed St. Mary’s elementary. City engineering staff had recommended the request be denied to remain consistent with what all new development is required to do. However, the Ministry of Education indicated it would not pay the $300,000 needed to do the job because it wasn’t an educational expense.

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Keeping track of good old heritage City to research New Westminster’s oldest homes By Grant Granger NEWSLEADER

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lmost 20 years ago, Forrest Day’s wife Gail was waiting for her daughter’s music lesson to finish when she flipped through a publication that contained the story of The Clarkson House built in 1862 on Fourth Street in New Westminster. It told about how the huge home was eventually divided into two parts. There was a picture of the original home and it began to dawn on her that they were living in one half of the house which they had purchased in 1977. The weren’t sure where the second house was but it became apparent it was the home right out the back window, a house they also now own that faces Pine Street. They found cavities in the homes that confused workers, but eventually by looking at old pictures they realized an inner chimney had been taken down. On another occasion, roofers became perplexed at the hole they found that didn’t fit. The homes were like interlocking puzzle pieces. But the Days didn’t know that when they bought their home 34 years ago. “We had no idea of the history of that particular area,” said Day. The Clarkson homes, divided when

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Forrest Day owns two of the oldest houses in New Westminster, which used to be one house before it was split up onto two back-to-back lots.

the Interurban tram came along, are the oldest in New Westminster, predating Irving House by three years. On Monday, the city gave heritage planner Julie Schueck and the community heritage commission the goahead to do research on the city’s 17 oldest homes, those built before 1890. “It’s part of a larger plan to reach out to the community,” said Schueck, who is looking forward to diving into the archives and hearing “cool” stories from New Westminster residents about the homes. “You never know what you’re going to find. It’s exciting.” As an example, Schueck pointed to the next oldest home, a little house

at 219 E. Columbia St., built in 1877. It was owned by Paul and Lucy Murray, who would bring their produce in from the Murrayville area of Langley to sell. They built the home when they decided they would prefer to spend winters in New West rather than being out in the wilderness. Nine of the 17 are not on the city’s heritage register, but council has asked staff to take their research and approach the homeowners to get them listed. “There’s a fear by some homeowners that it will affect property value and the ability to sell, and that’s not true,” said Schueck. “Some of them really don’t know what it means.”

She said the heritage register provides guidelines and support to the property owners, and is a planning tool for city planners. There are also economic benefits because the homes automatically go on a national register that can attract visitors interested in seeing historical homes. “I see it as a wonderful resource. Every time they put it on the register it shows why it’s important and there’s a little bit of background that they can access,” said Schueck. “If they’re selling, it’s a way to identify that it’s important to the community.” Although there are 1,516 homes at least 80 years old, only 55 are listed on the city’s heritage inventory. Still, Schueck said, that doesn’t mean many of the homes not on the registry aren’t well taken care of. “We’re lucky in New Westminster because homeowners take a lot of pride in their homes so they’re all basically doing the right things,” said Schueck. “There’s no pressure to put a house on to the register. At this point it’s just getting the word out.” Recently the city put on workshops for homeowners on the register that were well attended. There were many requests from homeowners that weren’t on the register, but the city saw the workshops as a way to give back to those who were on the register. The result was the addition of four homes on the register which “thrilled” Schueck. PLEASE SEE BEING ON REGISTER ON A8

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Trustee Casey Cook says instead of making a minor adjustment that would have benefited New Westminster schoolchildren, the board of education chose to hide behind a survey. At Tuesday’s board meeting, trustees voted to approve staff’s proposal to conduct a survey on the length of lunch breaks in elementary and middle schools. A motion by Cook to extend the eating time by five minutes for the 2011-12 school year was defeated after the board split the vote. “It was not the result we were looking for,” said Cook. “I question our ability to interpret surveys correctly.” District parent advisory council vice-president MaryAnn Mortensen has been calling on the district to extend the eating period at most New Westminster schools beyond the 15 minutes currently allowed. She has provided what she

believes is evidence an extension would benefit the students’ health and education. “To me it exemplifies how the needs of our children are not being put first in this district,” said Mortensen. Cook feels it would have been “low-hanging fruit” for the board to make the move because it would have made a significant impact for students. “There’s an issue of who is going to run this district and who is going to take ownership of this district,” said Cook. “It really was an issue of professional autonomy versus the health and education of children. It was such a minor, minor adjustment that would have been done very easily ... We need to do as we say we want to do and that’s put the children at the centre of the decision making.” Cook’s motion was supported by fellow trustees Lisa Graham and Jim Goring. Board chair Michael Ewen, James Janzen and Lori Watt opposed it. Trustee Brent Atkinson was absent because he was in China for the graduation ceremonies for the district’s business company programs.

“To me it exemplifies how the needs of our children are not being put first in this district.”

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While admitting Mortensen’s collection of research and literature is compelling, Ewen said it would be wrong to arbitrarily impose the change. Not consulting with staff would be a complete change in the way the board has been doing business in the 30 years he’s served on it. “There has been no discussion at all with our staff,” said Ewen. “It would be setting a really dangerous precedent.” Mortensen said since she raised the issue school eight weeks ago, administrators have met with district staff on a weekly basis. Lunch break is a topic that could have easily been raised during those meetings. “For it to be said that staff hasn’t been consulted, yeah, they have,” said Mortensen. Since he wasn’t present, Atkinson can bring the issue back to the table, but the board is not scheduled to meet again until September. However, it may resurface sooner than that, said Cook. “We’ll see what happens. We’re not done with this issue,” said Cook. “It’s very clear we need to make changes. TELUS AUTHORIZED DEALERS Vancouver 689 Thurlow St. 1855 Burrard St. 3121 West Broadway 2748 Rupert St. 950 West Broadway 1707 Robson St. 1092 Kingsway 3490 Kingsway

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Friday, June 24, 2011 NewsLeader A5

Pedestrian accidents down 20 per cent in New West Most incidents occurred at Uptown intersections: ICBC By Grant Granger NEWSLEADER

Walking has become 20 per cent safer in New Westminster according to statistics provided by ICBC to the city. There were 188 traffic accidents involving pedestrians in the city between 2006 and 2010 compared to 235 that occurred from 2001 to 2005. Uptown was the most dangerous area in the last five years, with seven pedestrian accidents at both Sixth Avenue and Eighth Street, and Sixth and Sixth, while there were six at Sixth Street and Eighth Avenue. Rounding out the top five were Carnarvon and Eighth Street (six accidents) and Royal Avenue and Eighth Street (five). In the previous five years, Sixth Avenue and Eighth Street led the way with 12 accidents while Fifth Avenue and Sixth Street had 10. They were followed by 12th Street and Eighth Avenue (7), Fifth Avenue and Eighth Street (6) and Sixth and Sixth (6). An engineering report to council noted Uptown has “high density land uses, significant pedestrian activities and complex traffic movements ... Discussion with the city’s traffic consultant, Opus International, suggests that in recognition of the intense pedestrian activity

in the Uptown area the number of accidents is generally within the range of the norm. Of the top five locations in the 2006-2010 period, three of the locations are included in the 2011 intersection improvement construction program.” The report said the city is working with ICBC and the school district on doing intersection reviews for McBride Boulevard and Sixth Avenue, and McBride and East Columbia Street. The city has also heard safety concerns about East Eighth Avenue, but the ICBC stats show there were only three pedestrian accidents at three different intersections on that stretch in the last five years. “Although East Eighth Avenue is a busy collector route carrying about 20,000 vehicles per day, [the statistics show] that pedestrian accidents are not that frequent,” said the report. It also pointed out there were 58 other locations in the city with only one pedestrian accident and 42 with more than one. However, despite those numbers, staff is currently assessing crossing needs for three spots along East Eighth and will submit a report to council. Pedestrian crossing enhancements for Eighth and Buchanan are already planned for 2011. The ICBC statistics will be reviewed by the city’s neighbourhood traffic advisory committee and bicycle pedestrian advisory committee.

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Charting the city’s route to the future Queensborough to Burnaby and the Stormont The United Boulevard Extension is dead. Connector linking McBride through Burnaby to But what does that mean for New Westminster? Highway 1. Is it just delaying the inevitable? In five, 10 Suffice to say, much has changed in 13 years. years will it be back on the table, residents too So the city was caught flat footed when Transfatigued to raise opposition, and “progress” Link suddenly pitched these ambitious projects. prevailing as the UBE and the entire North Fraser Now, thankfully, there is time to take a Perimeter Road blasts through this breath and re-group. city? In September, the city expects to hire a A key goal of the NFPR is to improve consultant team to put together the new goods movement, something truckers, Master Transportation Plan, which will Asia-Pacific trade boosters and port give a lot of attention to goods movement, folks desperately want. but will also address car, bike, wheelchair, But most Royal City residents have transit and pedestrian travel. had enough, and are ready to roll up the The plan should take about 18 months to welcome mat, exhausted by exhaust. put together, and will involve lots of public The traffic in this city is ridiculous. consultation, and city engineering director Why say OK to more? Jim Lowrie said it will include running Problem is, we don’t really know what Chris Bryan scenarios for different approaches to the we want instead. We risk becoming region’s traffic. like that annoying friend who says they During the UBE process, the city gleaned interdon’t like your restaurant suggestions, but fails to esting data on truck movements in and around offer any ideas of their own. our city, and also looked at what would happen if The risk in New West is that we’ll eventually give up and accept the “greater good,” also known the North Fraser Perimeter Road was never built, with the South Fraser route linking to Highway 1 as regional priorities, which we may not share. instead. The data suggested the north route was TransLink came to town with the UBE and still needed, Lowrie told me, but “that’s just modplans to replace the Pattullo Bridge at a time elling, and should be taken with a grain of salt.” when this city’s transportation plan was sadly out A model and technical analysis he’d like to see of date and due for a revisit. The 1998 plan talks is one that explores the impact of removing Front about things like the Tree Island Bridge linking

Street from the regional truck network, with aim to finding out where the trucks would go. “That’s the kind of testing I’d like to see,” Lowrie said. That information would be helpful as the city decides whether to change the truck route policy. As dry as it might seem to talk about transportation planning policy, that’s where things get interesting. The coming months offer a chance for the city to set clear parameters for how it wants to manage its role at the region’s crossroads. “It may be a diminished role in regional traffic, it may be a diminished role in goods movement,” Lowrie said, adding that at this point all is speculation. Ultimately, it’s something that will also depend on what residents tell the city’s consultants. “If that’s the direction, we’ll see if we can technically deliver, and from a policy perspective as well.” In the case of the NFPR, Lowrie said residents have already given the city a good idea of where they stand. With luck, the city will hire some talented consultants this fall. They’ll be tasked with something both challenging and important: Articulating where this city sees itself going, but also, how we’d like to get there. editor@newwestnewsleader.com


Friday, June 24, 2011 NewsLeader A7

Re: Honour House a place of healing (NewsLeader, June 10) I could not disguise my delight when last Friday’s New Westminster NewsLeader arrived on my doorstep with a front page picture of a gleeful Allan De Genova, perched on the staircase of Honour House, anticipating its door swinging open. His herculean effort will pay dividends to a great many families in years to come. Honour House will provide restorative shelter to first responders who selflessly go the distance for us every day of their professional lives, risking their personal safety by taking action on our behalf. My own family represents four generations of first responders in the armed forces, paramedical services, police services and fire department. My father returned from the Second World War 100 per cent disabled and, paradoxically, became a dispatch officer for the fire department in Saskatoon. My niece, an advanced paramedic, suffered what might have been a career-ending injury, had she not been wearing a Kevlar vest she had purchased herself a week earlier. Another niece, employed by Ontario Provincial Police, attended an undetailed rural call that left her rookie partner wounded and her own emotional recovery protracted. Most profoundly, my brother, Rick, with whom I was reunited with the help of adoption authorities, served with special forces in Vietnam. He is a decorated veteran with four Purple Hearts and the Military Cross. Although he built a life for himself, he remains haunted by his history. His physical injuries mended but his heart in many ways is broken. Even his happiness in finally finding his biological family was eclipsed by deep unhealed wounds. We all bear the consequences of the sacrifices valiant first responders make for us. Each of our lives will at some point come into contact with these mediators of fate and the accidents that draw us together. So you see, we are

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Allan De Genova is getting ready to welcome the first guests to Honour House by late June.

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A shameful response Vancouver has completely overreacted to the Stanley Cup riot. It’s been said that several of the more eager rioters were members of the Black Bloc, while most others were a combination of intoxicated individuals or those who fell prey to the mob mentality. I don’t know what the truth is. What I do know is that there were individuals who came equipped to commit property damage, and that those people should face criminal penalties for their premeditated actions. However, that designation does not fall upon everyone who participated or observed the events of the riot. Many were otherwise average people, and unfortunately, many of those involved were teenagers. A rash of websites have cropped up where people can share pictures and help identify the perpetrators of the riots, as a means of helping the police prosecute the correct individuals. In theory, I have

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it was on the register or not. The report admitted the impact of the BrickStone Walk townhouse development being constructed next door is significant. In a letter to the city, the owner pointed out the home has been entirely remodeled inside, with very few heritage artifacts. Highrises also surround the property. For Day, demolition has never been considered an option for either of his homes, or for the 26-suite Carleton apartment complex built in 1925 next door to the houses. “It’s out of the question. They are nice old homes and with refurbishment [they] have been reasonably well preserved,” said Day. That’s the attitude the city hopes to foster with the move it made this week. ggranger@newwestnewsleader.com

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Anti-Olympic rioters who smashed windows in downtown Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Games have mostly walked out of B.C. courts without so much as a slap on the wrist. Only a handful of the violent protesters were charged 16 months ago and even the accused ringleader has since escaped court-imposed punishment. Guillaume Joseph-Marc Beaulieu, 27, was charged with mischief over $5,000 for allegedly inciting vandalism and leading blackclad anarchists in a destructive spree through downtown Vancouver Feb. 13. Protesters used newspaper boxes as battering rams, spraypainted vehicles and clashed with police. But Crown counsel spokesman Neil McKenzie said the mischief charge against Beaulieu was stayed by prosecutors Jan. 5 after they decided there was little chance of conviction. “Although he apparently participated in the march, there was not any evidence he was personally involved in any violence or vandalism,” McKenzie said Tuesday. Nobody else was ever charged with actual vandalism from the incident, McKenzie said, adding most of the vandals who broke windows were masked and unidentifiable. Other charges mainly stemmed from clashes with police. The court outcomes may be far different with the rioters and looters charged in last week’s Stanley Cup hockey riot. Police have many more images of rioters with their faces unmasked, McKenzie said. Even so, he cautioned, photos and video may not amount to sufficient evidence by themselves for conviction and will have to be weighed carefully by first police and then Crown.

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River Vista in Central Uptown New Westminster built in 2005 with warranty, big 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo with a great Open floor plan. Welcome to River Vista in Central Uptown New Westminster only 6 years young & comes complete with balance of home warranty and the assurances of a quality built property in a rapidly re-developing and revitalized Uptown location. The interior features loads of windows that fill the entire home with sunlight,2 big bathrooms, in suite laundry, in suite storage, a cozy electric fireplace & fresh designer paint. Quality and extremely functional kitchen looks on to the spacious open plan living room terrific for entertaining. Plus a fabulous private patio with river views and plenty of sunshine make this home so desirable. Pets allowed with restrictions. Close to New Westminster Quay, boardwalk, Library, Parks ,shopping, transportation & Sky train. Nothing to do but move in and enjoy!!

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This unit has been completely renovated to a very high quality standard-furnished w/quality pieces that are negotiable. The bathroom has a soaker tub & modern rainshower, undercounter sink w/ quartz counter & neat waterfall tap. Kitchen has pantry & pullouts, undercabinet lighting, quartz counters, gooseneck single handed tap, silent D/W, above stove micro/ fan. Quality cabinets, solid wood doors in both kitch & bath, glass tile b/splash & glass tile tub surround.Gas F/P has marble & glass tile surround. Modern lights & bamboo & cork floors. Security system installed. Queens Park Place built by Bosa. Age 55+.Steps to Queen’s Park, Games Pool, Amens incl guest suite, lounge/clubhouse, gym, greenhouse, & Wkshp,1 parking,1locker.

3508-898 CARNARVON, NEW WEST

$466,000 MLS# V885315 Welcome to the Azure, New Westminster Prestigious Sub penthouse on the 35th floor boasting stunning Water, Mountain and city Views. This 3 bedroom 2 bath beauty is loaded with all the bells and whistles, Over height ceilings, chefs kitchen, Granite, Stainless Steel and super secure parking, 24 hour concierge , bike room and state of the art exercise facility. Being one unit from the top literally makes you feel you are sitting on top of the world miles away from the hustle and bustle as you watch the world go by from the amazing outdoor view patio, living room or kitchen but in the blink of an eye down the elevator you go to being surrounded with Loads of shops, Resturaunts, parks, Skytrain built in to building, Buses, schools, colleges... everything you would ever need and so much, much more in a secure building plus Rentals and Pets Allowed makes this home so perfect for the pet lover or the investor, but be quick as the best go fast and this will not last!!

MLS# V884963 Beautiful Unobstructed River Views In this over 1400 sqft Spacious and updated 2 Bedroom + Den, 2 Bathroom condo with 2 Secure Parking Stalls at “The Quay” with stunning River Views priced at $448,800... Have you ever wanted to live by the Water? Now is your opportunity to own a lifestyle and an investment with a guaranteed return! Step outside on to an amazing patio deck for summer barbqs while watching the river roll by your own private Oasis so tranquil and serene. Then step on to the boardwalk with or without your Pet for a stroll to the nearby New Westminster Quay market for all the shopping you would need & then step in to the friendly neighbourhood pub to relax and enjoy this lifestyle with friends and neighbours. Beyond the lifestyle ,the Building has been completely rain screened and re-piped so buy with confidence! The home is well maintained with updated lighting ,flooring, appliances and a great functional layout with separate dining area and boasting river views from the Living room, kitchen and master bedroom plus beautiful Lagoon views from the 2nd bedroom and den ( which could easily be 3rd bedroom ). Loads of options with this home , especially the 2 parking stalls and buying with water views is about one of the best way to guarantee future returns whilst enjoying a lifestyle where every day feels like a Holiday!

7438 HAWTHORNE TERRACE, HIGHGATE, BBY NEW PRICE

$439,900 MLS# V888524 Beautiful 3 level, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Townhome in a Great central Burnaby Highgate Location close to all amenities! Built by award winning Adera! Spectacular END UNIT Townhome in “Rockhill” Highgate, Burnaby. 3 Levels, 3 bedroom, 2 baths, master w/ Walk-in closet, vaulted ceilings, private deck & 4 piece bath. Laminate flooring on main w/ cozy gas F/P, bay windows & built-in shelving. Open eat-in kitchen w/large bright windows & opens to private yard, perfect for bbq’s and family gatherings. Built with rainscreen & steps from Edmonds skytrain, busline, Highgate Village shopping & public walking trails. Priced sharply!

$399,000

NEW LISTING 127 DEBECK ST, SAPPERTON, NW

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Similar updated units sell for 470K-500K!Needs TLC but perfect for a handyman or investor project as location is much sought after close to everything and perfect for the growing family that needs more space! Great layout, 2 bedrooms up,2nd is loft style and overlooks L/R. Downstairs awaits your ideas for potential 3rd and 4th bedrooms with extra bathroom or recroom. 2 bathrooms, 1 pwder room on main and 4 piece up. Almost 1700 sq ft of space including over 600 sq ft of unfinished bsmt, awaits you ideas. Brilliant opportunity here as this location is central, steps to BCIT, parks, schools, shopping & transit....not to be missed.

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226 2ND STREET QUEENS PARK, NEW WEST

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226-2556 E. HASTINGS, VANCOUVER NEW PRICE

$349,000 MLS# V881090 Funky live/work/studio in Fantastic Vancouver location steps from “The Drive”. Great space with even better neighbours and a real community feel, vibrant and alive!!Large kitchen opens to dining room and huge living space with 10 feet plus ceilings & plenty of natural sunlight .Beautiful maple floors throughout, very spacious loft with one of the best layouts. South facing unit with bonus rooftop deck, mountain and water views! A must see close to all amenities and great local shopping surrounding the building ,plus steps to bus line, restaurants, & “The Drive” ,PNE and Surreal downtown Vancouver. Excellent future investment potential plus rentals allowed means perfect for investor!

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$509,000 V894620 Superb cozy West End charmer on quiet corner lot, such a gardener’s dream and boasting Fraser River Views. Wow,what a cutie!Superb corner lot in New Westminster’s sought after West End. Priced at townhome level without the maintenance fees or the aggravation of Strata! Many orig features & some tasteful updates in this 1940 view property. Beautiful & original fir floors throughout, stained glass large windows, allow lots of natural.Generous eat-in kitchen is bright & cheery, has gas stove,dining area & brkfst nook w/sliders to your own private, south facing deck amidst a gardeners paradise, just breathtaking w/river views, many flowers, shrubs, meticulously maintained. The bsmt has 2 windows, is good height, contains W/D & awaits your finishing touch. Updates incl wiring,1 yr roof,6 yr H/W tank,new sump. Property has single carport, lots of street parking, close to schls, parks, transit, churches. Priced at assessment

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$1,338,000 Welcome to the impressive “Wells Gray Mansion” built in 1912 in Historic Queens Park. Own a piece of history, a grand classic revival home boasting 10 bedrooms , 7 bathrooms & over 6000 sq ft of living space including 5 suites with own intercom or convert back to single family residence. Greeted by the large covered front porch, enter into the grand foyer with W/B F/P, classic layout to Great Room, beautiful formal dining room, conservatory and den. Gorgeous fir floors throughout main, wainscoting, lots of original character with large windows allowing for much natural sunlight and beautiful SE Mountain views. Nice private fenced backyard with detached garage and carport and plenty of room for RV or boat Parking. Great investment here with potential of $45,000 + annual revenue from suites. A must see!

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A14 NewsLeader Friday, June 24, 2011

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#202 808 Sangster Place $289,900

#106 1122 King Albert, Coq $214,900

#801 550 8th Street $244,900

416 3rd Street $709,900

Are you a first time buyer, emptynester or small family? Well look no further than this 2 bdroom home in Central Coquitlam. Everything has been taken care of including the renovated exterior painting, piping, roof, & new double windows. This unit has been freshly painted with crown mouldings, tile flooring & laminate throughout. Maintenance fees inclulde heat & hot water as well as 2 pkg stalls! All amenities, transportation & schools nearby. Buy this home with confidence.

Great Moody Park view from this 970 sf, NW corner, 970 sf, 2 bdrm 1 bath suite in solid concrete bldg “Park Ridge” just steps to Royal City Centre, library, Uptown amenities, parks & transit. This bright & spacious suite features insuite lndry, kitchen w laminate floors & EA, large LR/DR area with access to balcony & enclosed solarium, 2 generous sized bdrms, newer light fixtures, new paint, new taps, big closets & tile in hallways. Flexible possession available.

1895 heritage home w/3 bdrms, 2 baths on a beautiful street in heart of Queens Park & close to schools, parks, shopping & transit. This vintage home features original wood work inside & out, high ceilings, fir floors, banister staircase, 3 bdrms & bath up, claw tubs, spacious LR/DR area, kitchen w/ eating area, newer cabinets & antique wood stove, sunroom off kitchen & large outbuilding used as rec room & storage. Most of rooms in home have been gutted & re-insulated & drywalled. Home has newer roof, electrical, plumbing, furnace & fencing.

#903 728 Princess Street $327,500 Bright & spacious, 1273 sf, 2 bdrm + solarium, 2 bath suite in the heart of Uptown New Westminster with direct access to Mall & close to transit, schools & all Uptown amenities. Suite feats large room, kitch w/eating area, LR with gas fireplace, spacious laundry room, large master w/ensuite + more. Building is well maintained & managed & has social room & ample visitor parking at mall roof entrance.

307 E 6th Avenue $1,688,000

310 Strand Avenue $659,900

711 14th Street $549,900

237 11th Street $478,800

Amazing 1 of a kind home on a huge 60’ x 149’ lot w/spectacular river & mtn views! Perched like a castle above the granite walls is your dream home come true, a gorgeous 4470 sf, 3 lvl, 5 bdrm, 4 bth hme. Main flr has gourmet kitch w/granite counters & Island, maple cabinets & SS applcs, family rm w/vaulted ceilings & flr to ceiling wndws & gas f/p, LR w/ gas f/p & million dollar view & den or separate dining rm. Up feats 4 lrg bdrms w/big closets & 2 spa like bths. Bsmt has rec rm, bdrm + bth & roughed in for legal suite. Hme elegantly decorated & trimmed w/crown mlding & bsebrds, hdwd flrs, built-ins & more. Feats include state of the art heating/cooling vent system, built-in vac, security system, low-e wndws, aggregate back patio & front covered porch & good sized yard. Ample parking w/530 sf detached triple garage w/storage above + tandem attached garage + open parking & RV parking w/sani-dump.

Well maintained & updated triplex on legal RT1 duplex lot in developing Sapperton area close to new soonto-be-opened Thriftys Food Store, parks, shopping, schools & Skytrain. Grossing over $30,000. per annum, this tidy triplex has two 2 bdrm suite + one 1 bdrm suite (all with their own laundry), double garage & nice yard area. Upgrades include double windows, roof in 2005, 2 newer HW tanks, newer appliances, newer flooring throughout, updated wiring completely redone & new double drain tile system & sump in 1990.

Pristine 1912, 3 lvl, Craftsman/ Tudor style 3 bdrm, 1 bath, 1947 sf character home on quiet family oriented street in the heart of the West End close to schools, parks, shopping & transit. The classic home feature high ceilings, wood casings & moldings, generous room sizes, wood (under carpets), built-ins, original hinges, door knobs, registers etc. Out has lovely covered porch, wood siding & nicely treed private back yard. LOT: 33’ 132’

Well maintained 3 bdrm + den, 1784 sf, 1929 character home with awesome river & city views in historic Brow of the Hill neighbourhood close to skytrain, parks, schools & shopping. This bright spacious home features 2 bdrms on the main with bdrm + den upstairs, unfinished bsmt for storage, laundry & workshop, newer double windows, updated electrical, sunny fenced backyard with patio area. Lot size: 40’ x 110’

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#406 1035 Auckland Street $279,900

#817 1310 Cariboo St, NW $229,900

#2105 6888 Station Hill, BBY $419,900

#1402 739 Princess St $352,800

Bright & spacious 1 yr old, 4 bdrm, 5 bath, 3042 sf home on quiet family friendly street with awesome river & Mt Baker views close to schools, parks, skytrain & shopping. This immaculate home feats high ceilings, huge open main floor, granite counters in kitchen & baths, high end fixtures & SS applcs, hot water heating & instant hot water, heat pump air conditioning, large rooms sizes, crown moldings, laminate floors, gas f/p, oversized double garage with loft potential, large outdoor covered deck & patio, bsmt has media & roughed in for 1 bdrm legal suite.

Bright & beautiful 4th floor, 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath, 16 year old, 733 sf suite in Queens Terrace close to Skytrain, shopping, park & new soon to be completed theatre complex. This immaculate suite features laminate & tile floors, gas fp, insuite laundr, newer stainless steel fridge, stove, dishwasher & newer washer & dryer, newer paint & light fixtures. Spacious master bdrm with 4 pce ensuite with soaker tub. Building is well maintained & managed & has been rainscreened. Complex has exercise room + guest suite. Pets & rental allowed with restrictions.

Bright & spacious top floor NE corner, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 848 sf suite with insuite laundry close to shopping, transit, park & schools. This currently tenanted suite rents for $1,037 pm and features newer paint, large living room, kitchen with eating area & European cabinets, nice sized covered deck, good size closets. Building has social room, bike storage, locker & 1 u/g parking stall. Shows well! Rentals allowed.

Fabulous mtn & river views from this beautifully maint’d & decorated 21st floor, 2 bdrm, 2 bath suite in the prestigious “Savoy Carelton” located just steps to Skytrain, parks, schools, shopping & other amenities. This immaculate suite feats opened up kitch w/extra cabinets, breakfast bar & bright & spacious LR/DR area w/floor to ceiling mirror to bring more of the view in. Suite feats 9’ ceilings, floor to ceiling view wndws, lrg covered baloncy, newer fridge & stove, nice wndw coverings, generous master bdrm w/2 big closets & full ensuite. Building amenities include indoor pool, swirl pool, sauna, exercise room, library, theatre, games room, social lounge & extensive gardens. Building is well maint’d & management & near the end of exterior restoration.

Bright & spotless, 1066 sf, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, corner unit in Uptown’s Berkley building. Suite features insuite laundry, ample storage space, tile floors in kitchen & bath, gas fireplace & nice open kitchen. Enjoy the breathtaking NE mountain views from the 2 balconies & beautiful floor to ceiling windows. Suite comes with 1 u/g parking stall & storage locker. Great Uptown building built by Bosa & new entry phone system & new front doors. Strata owns the caretaker suite in the building and has a very healthy contingency reserve fund in place. Desirable Uptown location just steps to all Uptown amenities, Moody Park & Century House.

Bright & spacious, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 882 sf, 7 year old suite in the “Brocton” by award winning Unimet Homes close to transit, shopping, parks & schools. This well maintained suite features open plan with shaker style kitchen cabinets, living room with electric fireplace & access to covered balcony, master bdrm with walk in closet, good sized 2nd bdrm, insuite lndry, 2 parking stalls & large storage locker. Building is rainscreened and has balance of 10 year warranty & is well managed & maintained.

#204 719 Princess Street $389,900 Rare, almost 1400 sq ft 3 Bdrm 2 Bath corner suite in super concrete uptown building! Gas f/p, insuite laundry, full ensuite bath, 2 balconies & more. Well run Bosa Building in great shape, just steps to uptown shopping, parks, schools & transit.


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Call for artisans: Jurying new artisans for new show in Burnaby, to be held at the Shrine Centre, Dec. 2-4. When: Sunday, June 26, 1–3 p.m. Where: Greentree Village Centre, 4295 Garden Grove, Burnaby. Interested Artisans contact JoAnn Gillies, 604-433-7660 or ajgillie@telus.net.

POKER RUN Saturday, July 9th, 2011 • 10am to 5pm Starts at City Hall Cruise around in your own car picking up playing cards from one business to another. At the end of the day the top prize goes to the one with the best poker hand! (All vehicless accepted). Over 100 prizes to be won! • Entry fee of $25 includes a t-shirt

• 25 classes of trophy competition

• Registration starts at 7:30am

• DASH Plaques will be given to the first 300 registrants

• Registration and vehicle staging area will be at the west end of Columbia Street (Columbia St. and 8th St.) • All entries eligible for airfare, hotel and tickets to the Barrett Jackson Auction

4th Annual Great Bear Pub Show & Shine: Classic and electric motors and bikes line up for admiration and top prizes while raising funds for mural projects in this Burnaby neighbourhood. When: Saturday, June 25, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Great Bear Pub, 5665 Kingsway, Burnaby. Info: 604-4332388.

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ONGOING Royal City Farmers Market: Locally grown and produced foods and works by local crafters. When: Thursdays, 3 to 7 p.m., until

Oct. 6, Where: Tipperary Park, 4th Street and Royal Avenue, New Westminster. Info: rcfm.ca.

Outdoor Ball Hockey Club: Like Ball hockey? Join our free group for game times. Find our club page listed under “clubs and organizations” at NewWestCommunityGuide. ca or direct at http://tinyurl. com/4xkx9v6.

The Metro Vancouver Firefighters’ Band is now recruiting new members. We have provided musical support for countless parades, royal visits, and civic events since our inception in 1927 as the Vancouver Firemans Band. We encourage local musicians to join us for a great experience. When: Rehearsals Tuesdays 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Where: Burnaby North Secondary School Band Room. Info: 604-444FIRE (3473).

Burnaby Farmers Markets: Burnaby is home to two weekly farmer’s markets that run through the summer. The Burnaby

Farmers Market runs every Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., running until Oct. 29, at its new home of Burnaby Village Museum. There’s also a smaller pocket market every Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at SFU’s Cornerstone Town Square. Info: www. artisanmarkets.ca/ (Burnaby) and sfulocalfood.ca (SFU).

New Westminster Family Place: Gym time, crafts, and games for the kids and a chance for parents to meet new friends and neighbours. Every Thursday that school is in session, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Where: Daycare room, F.W. Howay School, 91 Courtney Crescent (off Tenth Avenue and Cumberland).

New Westminster Parkinson’s Support Group: If you are a person with Parkinson’s or a caregiver interested in sharing ideas, coping strategies, information and resources, you are warmly welcomed to this support group. Group facilitator also being sought. When: 1st Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. Where: Century House, 620-8th St., New Westminster. Info: Robbin Jeffereys, 604-662-3240 or rjeffereys@parkinson.bc.ca.

ESL Conversation Circles at the Library: The New Westminster Public Library offers free, drop-in ESL conversation circles for adults who want to meet people and practice speaking English. Co-sponsored by Fraserside Community Services Society, there are two programs available. Children are welcome. When: For all adults, Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For women only, Fridays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Where: New Westminster Public Library, 716 6th Ave., New Westminster. Info: 604-5274660.

Poetic Justice: Come early and sign up for open mic. Featured poets start at 4 p.m. When: Sundays, 4-6 p.m. (except holiday weekends) Where: Renaissance Books, 43 6th St., New Westminster, just up from Columbia SkyTrain Station. Info: 604522-7613 or flouann@telus. net.

World Poetry Night Out: Talks, features, open mike, refreshments. Free. When: Fourth Wednesday of the month, 6:30 p.m. Where: Auditorium, New Westminster Public Library, 716-6th Ave. Info: 604-5264729.

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Housing starts forecast to increase. CMHC foresees rising luxury homes sales as well. Housing starts will increase in British Columbia this year and next, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s Housing Market Outlook report. The CMHC says that housing starts, including single-detached and multiple-family homes, are projected to total 26,400 units in 2011 and 29,000 in 2012. “The housing market outlook is similar to CMHC’s first quarter forecast, except for adjustments to the existing home price outlook,” says CMHC’s B.C. Regional Economist Carol Frketich. “Mortgage loan interest rates, which will remain low by historic standards, together with stable employment and strong population growth, will support the resale and new home markets in 2011 and 2012.”

“An increase in higher-end detached home sales in the first quarter in some areas of Greater Vancouver will push the average MLS price up 14 per cent in 2011, to $770,000,” says Robyn Adamache, Senior Market Analyst for Vancouver with the CMHC. According to a release from the CMHC, price increases recorded in Vancouver, Richmond and West Vancouver are higher than anticipated, and this will continue to contribute to higher prices and greater demand for high-end homes in those areas. “Greater Vancouver accounts for almost half of MLS sales in the province, and a rising share of single detached home sales, which tend to have higher prices, as well as an increasing proportion of sales in higher priced areas of Greater Vancouver,” says Frketich.

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Vancouver’s SoMa beckons with Uptown by Colin Oswin

Want to join one of Vancouver’s fun and funky neighbourhoods? Developer Concord Pacific may have created the perfect place in Uptown. Located at East 12th and Kingsway, Uptown drops you right in the middle of the hip South Main area. Grant Murray, vice-president of sales with Concord Pacific, says South Main has been upgraded in a big way over the past few years. The area has seen lots of businesses move in after they left the nearby Cambie corridor during construction of the Canada Line, adding a combination of practical amenities and hipster flavour. “Main has gone a long way in upgrading itself,” he says. Uptown is a 10-floor, 102-unit building, featuring a variety of different apartment suites. Layouts range from one- or two-bedrooms with added dens or flex rooms. Suite sizes run from 560 to 955 square feet, not including balconies, and ceilings in most units are 8-foot-8. Murray says suites at Uptown

average $545 per square foot – a far cry from the $700-$800 range typically found right downtown. “It’s really great to have more room for the same buck,” he says. Murray added that the units, what he describes as “really sensible, goodsized suites,” act as a great investment for prospective landlords because tenants tend to stay longer in larger apartments. Uptown is certainly not hurting for amazing features. Outside, residents will find stunning views – especially looking downtown and toward the North Shore mountains. Every suite includes an open balcony or deck. Murray says homes on floors six to 10 have particularly spectacular views, but residents on lower floors can still get a chance to enjoy the sunset by venturing up to the building’s green

rooftop terrace. The rooftop terrace is just one of several amenity areas in the building. The others include a gym on the ground floor as well as a kitchenette/ meeting room on the second floor with a nearby play area for the kids. Another play area is available on the 10th floor. Meanwhile inside, kitchens feature high-gloss laminate cabinetry and

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TRADESMAN 2 - MECHANIC The City is seeking a skilled journeyman mechanic who will perform mechanical overhaul, repair, servicing and maintenance work on City vehicles, heavy-duty equipment as well as other equipment as required. In addition, you will also perform a variety of gas and electrical welding tasks common to mechanical shop work. This position offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Please refer to our website at www.newwestcity.ca for full posting details.

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ROUND LAKE TREATMENT CENTRE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JOB POSTING Round Lake Treatment Centre, a 36-bed residential alcohol and drug abuse facility is located near Vernon, BC is currently seeking an Executive Director. Reporting to the Board of Directors the Executive Director is responsible for overall management of the Centre and its facilities. Position Description: The Executive Director provides vision and leadership in the management of the Round Lake Treatment Centre activities. The Executive Director has overall responsibilities for all RLTC operations as described in the following tasks: 1) Strategic Planning and Operational Planning 2) Policy revision and development 3) Human Resources Management 4) Financial management 5) Communications both external and internal 6) Board relations Qualifications & Experience: Education: Bachelor Degree in Management/Business Administration Experience: At least three years managerial experience, including demonstrated knowledge and experience in program development and delivery. How to apply: Please submit resume, cover letter stating your salary expectations and 2 written letters of reference by July 15, 2011 at 4pm to: Norma Manuel, President 200 Emery Louis Rd Armstrong, BC, V0E 1B5 Fax: 250-546-3227 E-mail: execdirector@roundlake.bc.ca Note: Only those selected for interview will be contacted.


A26 NewsLeader Friday, June 24, 2011 EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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HOME CARE/SUPPORT

LIVE-IN CAREGIVER needed for our sister, stroke survivor, ambulatory, aphasic. Need one honest, thoughtful, empathic, woman with good English. Live on farm. Please send references to: Box 636, c/o bcclassified, 818 Broughton St, Victoria, BC, V8W 1E4.

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MEDICAL/DENTAL

MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees Needed! Hospitals & Drâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Need Medical Office & Medical Admin staff! No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Avail. 1-888-778-0459

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

RETAIL

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PART Time or Full time Cashier at Sapperton Chevron Night/Graveyard Shifts $11-12/Hour 496 E Columbia st, New Westminster ss1717@chevronretail.ca

160

TRADES, TECHNICAL

HORIZON TELECOM INC. is looking for journeyman copper splicers and linemen for all over BC. Telus Retirees welcome, benefit packages available. Fax or Email resume to 1-250-372-8964 or kamhorizon@telus.net

OUR company seeks a customer service representative. Send applications to hppcht@msn.com.

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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

HELP WANTED

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 257

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

Tango etc! AM, PM classes Adult & Seniors. 437-9464

The NewsLeader is looking for Zone Checkers for its Circulation Department. The right candidate must have excellent communication and organizational skills. Your attention to detail and ability to work with minimum supervision sets you apart from other applicants. Basic knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook Express recommended. Duties include overseeing youth carriers, recruiting and hiring new carriers, monitoring carrier performance and following up on householder delivery concerns. A reliable vehicle is a must. This permanent part-time position is perfect for students or retired individuals available to work a ďŹ&#x201A;exible schedule including occasional evenings and weekend shifts. Please forward your resume to: Circulation Manager: Burnaby New Westminster NewsLeader 7438 Fraser Park Drive, Burnaby, BC V5J 5B9 Email: circmanager@burnabynewsleader.com Phone: 604-456-6343

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MOVING & STORAGE

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE

Hobby size greenhouses for sale Ideal for both patio & garden use Dome was $40 - Now $20 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Frame was $30 - Now $15 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Frame was $20 - Now $10 Visit us on line at www.guardiangreenhouses.com To learn all about our patented greenhouse system.

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

A-1 PAINTING CO.

Always! Gutter, window cleaning, pressure washing, lawn maintains, yard clean-up. Simon 604-230-0627

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604.723.8434 Top Quality Painting Exterior / Interior

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

â&#x20AC;˘ Insured â&#x20AC;˘ WCB â&#x20AC;˘ Written Guarantee â&#x20AC;˘ Free Est. â&#x20AC;˘ 20 Years Exp.

Rickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bobcat Service. Leveling, Back filling, Trucking reas. rates.778-355-2978, 604-290-2978

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

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Running this ad for 7yrs

PAINT SPECIAL

Alpine Landscaping

604-949-1900 QUALITY RENOVATIONS

$95 includes: Aeration, Moss Control & Fertilization Now accepting NEW 10 day weekly lawn mowing customers. â&#x153;&#x201C;Installation â&#x153;&#x201C; Maintenance â&#x153;&#x201C;Renovations â&#x153;&#x201C;Call a Profes.

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3 rooms for $269, 2 coats (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

*30 years *Licensed *Insured

www.metrovanhome.ca

604 - 961 - 8595 Always! Pwr. raking, grass cutting, fertilizing, hedging, pruning, Rubbish rem. Free Est. 604-230-0627

BARK MULCH www.triplefivequalitywood.com 604.290.2879 ~ 604.328.6355

â&#x20AC;&#x153; ABOVE THE REST â&#x20AC;&#x153; Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582

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

GARDEN ROTOTILLING. Is your lawn being destroyed? We are certified to kill Chaffer Beetles. Lawn aeration, Reseeding or Installations. stump grinding, hedge Trimming, tree services. Cell: 778 885-6488

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

SEASIDE PAINTING & Decking 604-462-8528, 218-9618 Stardust

VOLUNTEERS

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Interior & Exterior. Member of BBB since 1975 Call John (604)889-8424

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10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005 $69/HR. Lic., Insured. Experienced & friendly service. Clogged drains, garburators, leaks & more. Sm jobs OK. Call anytime 604-805-2488.

.Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting

341 RENOVATIONS Carpentry, painting, drywall, tiles Quality work - reasonable price Martin 604-521-8715

300

LANDSCAPING

ARBORSCAPE TREE & GARDEN SERVICE. Removals, pruning, planting, hedge trimming. Call Johann 778-235-0343

320

PRESSURE WASHING POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Call Ian 604-724-6373

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS #1 RooďŹ ng Company in BC

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

AFFORDABLE MOVING

$45/Hr

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PAVING/SEAL COATING

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

Local & Long Distance

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

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NEED EXTRA

COUNSELLING

QUALIFIED COUNSELLOR FOR DEPRESSION, STRESS, EATING DISORDERS, PHOBIAS ETC. 778 898 5105

BURNABY â&#x20AC;˘ NEW WESTMINSTER

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ELECTRICAL

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

HELP WANTED

CARRIERS NEEDED in Burnaby

DRYWALL

FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945

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ZONE CHECKERS NEEDED!

281

.Own a home? Need Money? Origin Home Financial Partners

Required for Hazelmere Roofing Company. Full - Time opportunity available. Excellent Wages! Start Now! Andy 604.808.1655 E-mail : hazelmererooďŹ ng@shaw.ca

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

LINE DANCING * SWING

130

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AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

PERSONAL SERVICES 171

PERSONAL SERVICES

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

INTRINSIC General Contracting Ltd. Vancouver, requires Rough Carpenters/Joiners as soon as possible. Responsibilities: Framing, wall, roof structures, windows, doors, assemble and join wood components, install floor beams, follow blueprints. $24.50/hr, fulltime, Lower Mainland Job sites. Ideal candidate with Secondary School completion and at least 4 years experience as a joiner/framing carpenter. Please contact us at info@intrinsicgc.com

â&#x20AC;˘ SINGLE-PLY ROOFERS â&#x20AC;˘ SLOPED ROOFERS â&#x20AC;˘ LABOURERS

142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS

TRADES, TECHNICAL

PERSONAL SERVICES

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

604-537-4140 MAN with 1 ton moving truck avail for moving or delivery. Fast & Reliable. Starting $40/hr 604-759-2955

All types of RooďŹ ng Over 35 Years in Business â&#x20AC;&#x153; Call Now for Free Estimateâ&#x20AC;?

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AT NORTHWEST ROOFING

Re-roofing, Repair & New Roof Specialists. Work Guar. WCB.10% Seniorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Disc. Jag 778-892-1530 GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs BBB, WCB $2m Liability. Clean Gutters $80. 604-240-5362


Friday, June 24, 2011 NewLeader A27 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

PETS 477

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

PETS

551

GARAGE SALES

Burnaby GARAGE SALE Sat. June 25, 9-3 p.m. 7235 Portage place (Government Rd. area enter via Buffalo from Phillips) Clearing out, 20 years of collectibles, antiques & oddities, as well as general household goods & knick-knacks.

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

RUBBISH REMOVAL

RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL EARTH FRIENDLY On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

604.587.5865 www.recycle-it-now.com BEN’S RUBBISH REMOVAL $50-$150 per load. Yard cleanup. Burnaby & NW. 778-859-8760

Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!!

220.JUNK(5865)

604.

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

bradsjunkremoval.com

★ ★CALL NOW★ ★ LOW COST RUBBISH REMOVAL

★ Disposal ★ Renovations Debris ★ Construction ★ Drywall Pickup ★ Demolition ★ 7 days/week ★ Free Estimates ★

DOGO ARGENTINO MASTIFFS PB, Rare Breed. Born April 20. Ready to go. 3F, 1M. $1500. 778-242-0862 GOLDEN retriever X Australian Shepherd, 7 wks. male/female $375. Dewormed. No Sunday calls: 604-819-4404 or 604-823-6703 KITTENS $35 ea. Short hair tabbie mix. Varied markings 604-8560386, 604-839-4808 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 P/B BLUENOSE PITBULL PUPPIES, 7wks old 1st shot Going fast. 2M 2F $1500 obo 778-808-0964 P.B. Chocolate LAB female. 5 mo old. partially trained. All shots. Spayed. $650. (604)796-3669 PRESA CANARIO pups, $700$1200. Black, fawn & brindle. Dad 150lbs, Mom 120lbs. 778-552-1525 SHELTIE SABLE PUPPIES, 3 1/2 months old, asking to go out! $400$600 (604)826-6311 Springer Spaniel pups, 4m/3f, dad reg./mom not, gd hunting background, $600/ea. (604)798-3805 TOY POODLE PUPS, 14 wks old. healthy. $400. Also 1 yr old - price neg. (604)589-0781, 604-346-6720

Wanted: 1000 Saints

Isaac 604-727-5232 IKE`S LOW COST JOBS Rubbish Removal, Drainage,Demolision Call: IKE 778 881 1379 RUBBISH REMOVAL & MORE *Landscape *Trimming *Yard Clean *Const. Clean. *ANYTHING!!! 1 Ton Truck. Call Patrick for Prompt Quality Service @ 604-808-1652.

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread

372

SUNDECKS

All animals deserve to have hope for a better tomorrow. www.1000saints.ca WEST HIGHLAND TERRIERS, 10wks, vet checked, 2nd shots, dewormed, family raised, paper/crate trained, 2 males, $1000. 316-8691

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 509

AUCTIONS

SOLD THE FARM Farm Equipment, Horses, Antiques, etc... June 25th 2011 at 11:00am.

!!ALL MUST GO!!

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

374

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

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

Preview June 24th, 2:00pm to 7:00pm. 9230 Ladner Trunk Road, Delta BC. 604-596-7072 All the details on the auction are at: www.vandongensporthorsesales.com

533

FERTILIZERS

☎ 604-521-7594 ☞ 604-817-8899 PETS 477

548

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS STERLING PIANO Low style. Very good ring. $800. Call 604-557-9644

578

SPORTING GOODS

Want to get into shape?? Hoist V3 Home gym

Perfect condition, hardly used. Patented 3-D articulating chest press, arm & leg press.

Paid $3500, sacrifice $1000. Downsizing must sell.

BURNABY

Completely remodeled building and 1 & 2 bedroom suites. Located at Highgate Mall. From $780/mo includes heat, hot water and parking.

551

GARAGE SALES New Westminster, th

Sat. June 25 10am ~ 3 pm

Furniture, Appliances, Housewares, Clothes, Toys & much, much more!

*SPECTACULAR* 4 bdrm South Facing Waterfront Vacation Home On Shuswap Lake! Lakeshore living At it’s Best! LAKESHORE 101 ft frontage by 88 ft. VACATION HOME 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

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

ONLY $729,000: Perfect getaway for your family & all your friends! 5052 Squilax Anglemont Rd. Celista, BC.

Call 604-542-0865 or 250-955-6398 Email: dlklitch@telus.net For more details

DON’T MISS OUT!

Rozario 778-788-1849

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.

Canadian CSA Modular, Manufactured, and Park Model Homes @ US factory direct wholesale prices. Starting @ 39,824 better features + more options = best value. The Home Boys 877-976-3737 or 509481-9830 www.hbmodular.com We will beat anyone’s price. Guaranteed!

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

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

NEW WEST 621 Colburne St. 1 bdrm grnd flr. Quiet bldg. $675/mo. No pets. Close to amenities. Avail now or July 1. Call: 604-454-4540

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE 2011 COLEMAN 184

TRANSPORTATION 810

Enclosed & heated underbelly & tanks, A/C, Am/Fm/Cd w/ interior speakers. During Coleman Days $22,995 (Stk.30787) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-877-651-3267 DL #31087

AUTO FINANCING

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

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

Rozario 778-788-1849

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

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

Panorama Court

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

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

778-865-5454

BURNABY NEW WESTMINSTER

Call 604-540-6732

Cash for all vehicles Free towing Quick service Always available

Call 604-540-6725

778-865-5454

NEW WESTMINSTER

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

Burnaby

Vista Terrace 7465 13th Avenue,

Includes Heat, Hot Water and Cable.

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

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

Please call 604-526-0147

PORT COQUITLAM

CEDARWAY APT Bright & Clean 1 & 2 Bdrms D/W, Heat and hot water included. Close to schools, shopping & public transportation.

Call 604-837-4589 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....

Call 604- 521-3448

www.aptrentals.net

736

HOMES FOR RENT

Maple Ridge, 2 bdrm hse completely redone. New appls & flooring. Garage & shed on property. Lge yard. Cls to Golden Ears bridge. $1250 July 1. 604-941-2243 MAPLE RIDGE. 3 bdrm rancher 1/4 acre, liv rm / fam rm, lrg deck. 2 lrg strg sheds, NS/NP. July 1. $1450. Call 604-941-3259.

741 COQUITLAM

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

Call (604) 931-2670

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

818

CARS - DOMESTIC

1981 CHRYSLER CORDOBA, carriage top, 318 cu in. 88,500 K, good cond. $4500 obo. (604) 852-9342. 1990 CADILLAC Allante convertible white, “rare”, 2 seater, 155,000 kms Must sell. $6,900. 604-309-4001

BURNABY

OFFICE/RETAIL

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

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

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

1995 NISSAN SENTRA - aircared. 261,000 kms. Automatic, 2 dr. Nice car. $1300: (778)552-6300

2006 MAZDA 5, 6 pass van, touring edition, loaded, auto, snrf, 17’’ whls. $10,000 obo. (604)309-4001. 2011 KIA RIO 5, h/b, auto, 12,000 kms. Black. Most options. $8000 firm. 604-538-9257. OKANAGAN’S Largest Used Car Super Store. Always open online at: www.bcmotorproducts.com 250-545-2206

827

VEHICLES WANTED

836

OFF-ROAD VEHICLES

ROOMS FOR RENT

747B SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING

POCO DOWNTOWN

Langley

All-Inclusive Seniors Residence

201 St/Michaud Cres

3 BR House w/ kitchen, dinning rm, living rm, carport, f/s, hookup w/d, backyard, patio, plenty of storage. Avail. July 1 $933 + utils. N/S & N/P. 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 New Westminster, #503, 39-6th St. 2 bdrms, 2 baths. N/S. N/P. $1700. Avail now.

604-535-8080 Croft Agencies Ltd. view pictures at: www.croftagencies.com NEW WESTMINSTER:520-11th St. Large 1 bdrm w/ small storage room. Incl h/w & heat. By Transit. Cats ok. $695 - $745/mo. Call: 604-540-2028.

1 Bdrm. Apartment Rent incls. freshly prepared meals, cable, housekeeping, emergency response & activities. www.rjkent.com 2675 Shaughnessy St. Call: 778-285-5554

750

752

2007 STARCRAFT tent trailer, mint cond. Sleeps 6, loaded, awning, strg. in/out. $7400. (604)465-9252

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

SUITES, LOWER

DEER LAKE, Upper. $975/mo. 2 bdrm bsmt ste, nr schl/trnst, util incl, shrd w/d, NS/NP, ref’s req’d. Call: 604-432-7526 NEW WEST, London St. Newer 2 bdrm, 2 liv rms, 2 baths, NS/NP, Jul.1.$1200 incl utils. 778-855-8908

1993 PHOENIX 26’ Class A Motorhome, GM chassis, rear queen bed, awning, 62K, nice shape, $13,500. 604-536-8379.

2010 COLEMAN 325

TOWNHOUSES

COQUITLAM

Crescentview Renovated townhomes in magnificent area. Basement, patio, new appliances, garage. Call 604-834-4097 www.aptrentals.com

The Scrapper

2003 Mercedes 320SLK. Beautiful 2 door hardtop convertable. 44,000kms. Automatic. Full Load. Absolutely mint. Pewter with black interior. $23,900 obo. Call Glen 250-470-8251

MEDICAL SPACE for rent in a multidisciplinary clinic located on the busiest corner in Surrey. Available immediately. Negotiable price. Suitable for any medical speciality. Please email for a tour of the clinic at drdsv@shaw.ca.

746

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

2002 MUSTANG COUPE, like new, only 44,000 kms. Asking $9,900. 604-853-9778.

NEW WEST-Room with bath, in family home. Light kitchen fac. Mature prof. $400/mo. (604)618-9340

BURNABY

Super Clean ONE Bedrooms

TOWNHOUSES

PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1005/mo - $1089/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

www.aptrentals.net

Call 604-592-5663

RENTALS

752

TRANSPORTATION

Call 604-421-1235

RECREATIONAL

LAKEFRONT Properties, For Sale 20 minutes from Qualicum www.hornelake.bc.ca

RENTALS

Skyview Manor 908 6th Avenue

WEBSITE:

okhomeseller.com Listing # 26628

COMPLEX WIDE GARAGE SALE 8580 Cumberland Place Sat, June 25, 9am-3pm Something for Everyone.

BURNABY

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

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

We’ve been displaced ! The Maple Ridge Antique Mall has closed. We are having a 20% off SALE. June 25 & 26, 9am - 4pm at 12627 Garibaldi St. Maple Ridge. (east on Dewdney Trunk Rd. to #1 St. before 272 Ave. WELL WORTH THE DRIVE!! 604-341-9899.

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

604-525-2661

REAL ESTATE

317 Regina St. New Westminster Sat. June 25th, 9am - 2pm Bdrm suite, Sports equip, Antiques

Antiques & Collectibles

Quiet, spacious 2 & 1 Bdrms & Bachelor suites. Incld: Balcony, prkg, heat & h/wtr

Park Crest Apts.

640

227 & 228 Seventh Street,

Colonial House 435 Ash Street

CLAREMONT TERRACE

** 6960 ELWELL ST ** NEAR MIDDLEGATE

APARTMENT/CONDO

NEW WESTMINSTER

Burnaby:

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....

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS • Leftover from Hotel Order • 800 Coil 3’’ Pillowtop • Original Plastic • Only 14 Avail • 10 year warranty Retail $1,399! Liquidation $560 incls. taxes. Call: 604.807.5864

706

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY

Call: 604-309-6206

OKANAGAN

FURNITURE

BRAND NEW QUEEN SIZE PILLOW TOP MATTRESS SETS

PETS

Beautiful & adorable purebred German Shepherd puppies born on Apr. 27, no papers. Loving & affectionate parents, vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed. Good family dogs. 604-796-3561 BICHON Pups CKC Reg. $750. Adorable. Hypo-allerg, vet chk, 1st shots, guart’d. 604-617-3470 Boston Terriers pups, ckc reg, vet checked, reputable breeder, excellent pedigree. (604)794-3786 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CKC Reg.soft coated Wheaten Terrier pups, hypo-allergenic. Guarntd. Vet ✓ $1200. Call 604-617-3470 CORGE PUPPIES, white, 12 weeks old. Ear chipped, registered. $3500. VIP only. 604-274-1056 ENGLISH BULLDOG puppies, Male/Female, P/B, mircochiped, dewormed, Vet check, health guar’d Call Andrei 604-970-3807. ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPS Champion bloodlines, CKC, $2,800. Call or email; 604-465-3254, schoolyardbullies@ymail.com GERMAN Shepherd pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines Reg/Guar. 604-856-8161

APARTMENT/CONDO

RENTALS

MISC. FOR SALE

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

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

ABC TREE MEN ✶ Pruning & Shaping ✶ Tree Removal ✶ Stump Grinding

706

Call Kelly 778-994-2334

560 356

RENTALS

3 burner stove, enclosed & heated water tank, microwave, $8,300 in Savings, during Coleman Days NOW $34,995 (Stk.30221) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-877-651-3267 DL #31087

851

TRUCKS & VANS

1980 CHEV crane truck, 8 ton lift, $7000 obo. Call Doug @ 604-7500194 1991 Ford E50 Van, Sidewinder Conversion 7 seater with captain’s seat. Hitch, air-cared. Great cond. No accidents $1500: (604)465-7109 2003 LANDROVER V6 silver 135,405k loaded 4/whl dr $6999 778-908-7572,778-552-6300 2007 FORD Lariat Black, h.d Turbo Max V8, dual wheel, tow pkg. Loaded. $29,500: (604)536-8289


A28 NewsLeader Friday, June 24, 2011

Proudly presenting the second annual

Seniors of Distinction In honour of October 1st the International Day of the Older Person, please join Harmony Court Retirement Community (Age Care) and the Burnaby New Westminster NewsLeader to celebrate our local seniors with our Second Annual Seniors of Distinction Awards in Burnaby and New Westminster. The Seniors of Distinction Awards are an opportunity to recognize all seniors who share their culture and talents, enrich our communities and enhance the well-being of those around them. We have created the following categories • Arts • Leadership • Community Service • Healthy Living For more details go to

www.harmonycourtestate.ca

Harmony Court Retirement Community

Arts | Leadership | Community Service | Healthy Living

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Who can I nominate? • Anyone who is over the age of 65 as of January 1, 2011. • Anyone who currently lives in Burnaby or New Westminster. • Anyone whose accomplishments took place in Burnaby or New Westminster. • Awards are not for past achievements - prior to being 65 years of age.

HURRY!

Nominations close June 30th!

How will the winner be selected? A Selection Committee will review the nominations; comprised of local community citizens, sponsors and a panel of local seniors.

Seniors of Distinction Nomination Form Nominee’s Name: __________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________________ City: ________________ Province: ___________________________ Postal Code: ______________ Age: ___________________________ Category of Nomination: • Arts • Leadership • Community Service • Healthy Living I confirm that the information and supporting documentation for my nominee is correct to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.

Nominator’s Signature: ______________________________________ Date: ___________________ Phone: ___________________________ I consent to stand for nomination and to participate in the Seniors of Distinction Awards. My name, photo and any personal information in this nomination form and supporting documentation may be used during the award ceremony, publications and possible media coverage. I understand that my personal details such as phone number, address or any other aspects of my personal information will not be shared and are treated as strictly confidential.

Nominee’s Signature: ________________________________________ Date: ___________________ Phone: ___________________________ Please attached a brief statement (no more than 2 pages) about the nominee’s contribution to Arts, Leadership, Community Service or Healthy Living in Burnaby and New Westminster and why you feel they deserve the award. Nominations due by Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 12:00 noon.

Mail or drop your nomination form off at: • Harmony Court Estate Retirement Community 7197 Canada Way, Burnaby • Burnaby New Westminster NewsLeader 7438 Fraser Park Drive, Burnaby • Bonsor Recreation Complex 6550 Bonsor Avenue, Burnaby • Confederation Seniors Centre 4585 Albert Street, Burnaby • Cameron Recreation Complex 9523 Cameron Street, Burnaby • Edmonds Community Centre 7282 Kingsway, Burnaby • Century House 620 Eighth St., New Westminster • City Hall 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster

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