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Nick Adomat is a hulking offensive lineman and a top student in physics at New Westminster secondary. He’ll be taking both talents to McGill University in Montreal in September.
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CITYPAGE 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.
FRASER RIVER WATER LEVELS The City of New Westminster Emergency Management Oﬃce is in regular communication with provincial agencies charged with monitoring Fraser River water levels. As the Province issues further information, it will be made available on the City website at www.newwestcity.ca. Alternatively, residents can sign up to receive public safety bulletins in their email inbox at http://www.newwestcity.ca/residents/public_ safety/emergency_preparedness/bulletins.php
OPEN HOUSE - YOU’RE INVITED! Please join Bentall Kennedy and its project team at a Public Open House to discuss the future of the 38 acre site located adjacent to the Braid Skytrain Station. Ideas for a comprehensive vision for this site are being developed with the help and input of the community received at our ﬁrst public open house and follow-up community workshop. Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Time: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm (drop-in) Location: Sapperton Pensioners Hall, 318 Keary Street For more information about the project and upcoming events, visit www.sappertongreen.com or contact Jennifer Stuart of Brook Pooni Associates Inc. at 604-731-9053 ext.120 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Corporation of the City of New Westminster gives notice that it intends to lease a 12,494 square foot portion of the park commonly known as Central Park located on the land legally described as PID: 026-416-557, Lot 96 District Lot 757 Group 1 And Part Of The Foreshore And Bed Of Annacis Channel Of Fraser River And Dyke Reserve New Westminster District Plan BCP19020 Except Plan BCP37928, to Port Royal Village Developments Inc., as shown approximately in bold outline on the sketch below, for a term of up to 18 months and at rent of $2,498.80 per month. The Corporation of the City of New Westminster further provides notice that the area shown as the Rose Garden on the sketch below will be closed to the public during the term of the lease. Any questions should be directed to the Engineering Department at 604-527-4592 and any written submissions shall be delivered to Legislative Services, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, V3L 1H9 (fax 604-527-4594) attention of Rick Page, Corporate Oﬃcer by noon June 10, 2011.
GLENBROOKE NORTH RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION 12th Annual Garage Sale Saturday, June 18, 2011, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, rain or shine. Reduce-Reuse-Recycle, de-clutter your cupboards and make money selling and buying second hand! Come and ﬁnd a great deal on household and collector items while getting to know your neighbours and this great neighbourhood. The Glenbrooke North neighbourhood extends from Tenth Avenue to the north side of Sixth Avenue, from McBride Blvd to the east side of Sixth Street. We are again supporting Monarch Place, NW transition house for women and children ﬂeeing violence. For more information and to register your garage sale location on our website www.glenbrookenorth.ca, contact Marya McLellan, Secretary, at 604-525-3975 or email@example.com with “Garage Sale” in the subject line.
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SOCIAL MEDIA PUBLIC PERCEPTION SURVEY The City of New Westminster has launched an online public perception survey in order to gauge the public’s perception of the City’s current use of social media. The survey also seeks to ﬁnd out what social media initiatives citizens would like to see the City use in the future. This survey marks the beginning stages of a City social media plan that will be developed throughout the year, with the guidance of Hyack Interactive, a local social media, writing and marketing company. The public can complete the survey online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CityPage. The link to the survey will be active for one month.
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NEWS BRIEFS SCHOOL BOARD NIXES SECOND FRENCH IMMERSION CLASS AT SPENCER
An open house to discuss the future of a 38-acre site next to the Braid SkyTrain station will be held on Tuesday, June 14. The Bentall Kennedy project team will be looking for ideas to include in a comprehensive vision for the site. The drop-in open house will be held at the Sapperton Pensioners Hall, 318 Keary St., form 4:30 to 7 p.m. For more information on the project go to www.sappertongreen. com.
A proposal by New Westminster school district staff to add a second kindergarten Early French Immersion class (EFI) to Herbert Spencer elementary died without the board of education even voting on it.After registration closed, 22 children were left on a waitlist for EFI at Spencer. District staff determined there was enough room at the school for a second class. But an online petition was started by parents opposed to the idea because
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a Grade 8 class to New Westminster secondary. In light of those issues and other capacity problems developing in the district, trustee Lisa Graham said she intends to introduce a motion at the June 7 meeting calling for a comprehensive assessment of each school and its catchment area. She is also proposing, based on the collected information, the district discuss education priorities and values with the community.
of space limitations at the school. Many of them showed up at Tuesday’s board meeting to voice their opposition. However, when trustee James Janzen moved the staff recommendation none of the other trustees seconded it, which meant the proposal was dropped right there. This issue falls on the heels of a recent move by the board to make room for an extra Late French Immersion class at Glenbrook middle school by moving
He’s got brawn and brains By Grant Granger NEWSLEADER
hen the New Westminster Hyacks coaches and players had a problem with an intricate play they’d look over at Nick Adomat and say, “Hey, Adomat, you’re in International Baccalaureate, you can ﬁgure this out, can’t you?” Sure they were teasing, but the kidding came with a large dose of admiration. “They always bugged me about IB, but it was all in fun,” smiles Adomat, who will enter the engineering program at Montreal’s McGill University in the fall as well as play for the school’s football team. The 6-foot-2, 250-pound offensive lineman pulled off a rare high school combo at NWSS. He was a starter on the varsity football team as well as being in the school’s IB program for intellectual heavyweights. He also found time to play soccer. Hyacks head coach Farhan Lalji says since he took over the football program in 2003,
Adomat is the ﬁrst student that’s been able to grind it out on the gridiron as well as be in IB from start to ﬁnish. Doing so requires immense amounts of commitment and extremely divergent skills. “The fact he has always been so focused and organized while maintaining such a high academic standard and play a competitive sport and not slip in any areas is very rare,” says Lalji. That dedication was tested at a personal level last September. When the team returned from playing an exhibition game in Oregon his father Hans picked him up from the bus. When Adomat got in the car he could sense something was wrong and his dad said they needed to talk when they got home. When they did, Hans told Nick his mother, Sheryle Taylor, had passed away the day before. His parents had divorced several years earlier and he went to live with his father. His mother had battled health problems for quite a few years. “It was sort of expected, but not at that point. It was pretty shocking,” says Adomat. “I didn’t know what to think for quite a while, I didn’t know what to say.”
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Nick Adomat is a hulking offensive lineman and a top student in physics at New Westminster secondary. He’ll be taking both talents to McGill University in Montreal in September.
He had mixed feelings because he didn’t get to see her often. Like her ex-husband, Taylor worked in the medical ﬁeld and had moved around after the divorce. “It was hard to have a solid relationship,” says Nick. “She was important to me ... but it’s hard to explain.” When Adomat told Lalji the news the coach said, “Take all the time you need, Nick. If you want to take the entire season, that’s all right.” Adomat replied, “No, I’ll be there Monday.” The only practice he missed was to attend the funeral. Adomat felt going to
practice was something his mother would have wanted him to do because football was her favourite sport. “If I didn’t do anything it would be worse because I would think about it,” says Adomat. “The football team was very supportive. They were there for me to talk about it if I wanted to. The coaches were, too. A football team is just like a family.” And that family is extremely proud of him. “Nick is one of the most impressive young men I’ve ever had the privilege of being around. What he was able to do this year in light of the tragedy in his life
Adomat began playing football in Grade 8 when his good friend Jamie Wandell, an even bigger budding behemoth than Adomat, talked him into giving it a try. “I didn’t know much about it, but I decided to try it and if I liked it I would come back. Once I played it I loved it,” says Adomat, who continued to play soccer too. However, he was also fascinated with sciences, especially physics. He liked making the connection between science and how the world works. “You can see it when you’re walking around, whereas other classes it’s harder to apply to the real world.”
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The New West school board has asked staff for more information on a proposal by superintendent John Woudzia to hire a noon-hour supervisor for a pilot project in order to extend lunch hour. District Parent Advisory Council vicepresident MaryAnn Mortensen recently told the board most schools in the district don’t allow enough time for children at lunch, only providing 15 minutes to wash their hands, eat and clean up. In his report to the board Tuesday, Woudzia said an extension of ﬁve to 10 minutes would require more supervision so he proposed up to 11 noon hour supervisors be hired to help facilitate the move. Since that would cost $46,200, Woudzia’s report was amended to propose one be hired for 2011-12 at Herbert Spencer at a cost of $4,200 with the results being analyzed and presented to the board March 27, 2012.
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Sustainable food expo planned for River Market By Adrian MacNair CONTRIBUTOR
A digital rendering of Brooklyn Pub’s plan, as it would be seen from Front Street.
Pub plan goes to public hearing Although city engineering staff recommended against allowing the Brooklyn Pub to eliminate off-street parking from its proposed project, council has decided to take the request to a public hearing to get community feedback. The pub plans to build an 1,800-square-foot liquor store addition to its building on the current 28-stall parking lot. It also plans to build ﬁve apartment units above the store and pub, and ﬁll in the space below the building facing Front Street with 6,000 square feet of commercial ﬂoor space that would be accessible from Columbia Street. “It’s a challenging site right on a cliff. If it is transformed there wouldn’t be any opportunity for parking,” said Coun. Jonathan Cote. SUSTAINABLE REGION INITIATIVE ...
A parking study suggested there is enough parking supply in the area to support the request, but the engineering department disagreed, saying in a report to council on Monday, “There is only a ﬁnite amount of space in public roadways to serve a variety of uses, particularly Downtown. On-street parking cannot be guaranteed over the long term as other city needs may preclude the use of on-street parking, such as accommodating the needs for pedestrians, cyclists, transit and vehicle movement.” Planning staff, however, recommended council consider the request and it agreed by deciding to take it to a public hearing. firstname.lastname@example.org TURNING IDEAS INTO ACTION
Most people might not think twice about where their food comes from, but a New Westminster woman wants to change that with a sustainable foods expo at the River Market on Canada Day. Laura Vladimirova, 28, says she wants to create conversations about the food we eat and take for granted. “I want to ask people to look a bit more deeply at some of the things they’ve come so used to having on their table and ﬁnd the connection that those foods have with the world at large,” she said. She says her passion for food sustainability awakened while travelling abroad and living in an “ecovillage” in Pondicherry, India. There she learned about renewable energies and the resource costs that go in food production. When she moved to New Westminster last December from Brooklyn, New York— which she says reminds her greatly of her hometown— Vladimirova read about the River Market grants and applied with her project idea. She won a community grant for her idea of bringing foods sustainability to the minds of New West residents. She then spoke to Jen Arbo, an organizer of the Royal City Farmers Market, who provided her with a list of local farmers. Vladimirova, a vegetarian for 11 years, said “food politics” are complex and she doesn’t expect people to change overnight. “I do think there are a lot of
Laura Vladimirova is putting together a sustainable foods expo, to help make people aware of how they can take simple steps toward sustainability.
things we as a country can do to become more sustainable and more conscientious of how we produce our food,” she said. “But in terms of a large-scale solution it’ll take a lot of time and I’m not even sure we have the answers yet as to what that actually entails.” She said not eating meat just one day a week can significantly reduce environmental impact. One of the biggest challenges with eating local, organic food is the price,
which Vladimirova said can force a lot of people to only look at the cheapest solution. But she warned those people might not think about the hidden health and environmental costs of those choices. “If you’re buying your bread at Wal-Mart but you’re buying your eggplant at the farmers market that’s better than nothing,” she said. The food expo will be held at the River Market, 810 Quayside Dr., on Canada Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and admission is free.
Port Mann/Highway 1 Improvement Project Boundary Road Ramp Closures Beginning June 10, and continuing for approximately 16 months, the Highway 1 on-ramp and off-ramp at Boundary Road will be closed to allow for the construction of new Highway 1 overpasses over Boundary Road and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway.
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Both the Highway 1 eastbound off-ramp and the Highway 1 westbound on-ramp will be closed to drivers during this phase of construction. Drivers travelling on Highway 1 eastbound wishing to travel southbound on Boundary Road will exit at 1st Avenue. Drivers travelling northbound on Boundary Road wishing to access Highway 1 westbound will continue north and access the highway via 1st Avenue.
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Fry proposal to go to hearing A controversial rezoning application by the Elizabeth Fry Society has been sent to a public hearing by New Westminster city council. The society wants to build a 21,000 square-foot-facility at its present location at East Columbia and Sherbrooke in Sapperton and on two neighbouring lots. Many speakers in support and opposition to the plans showed up at Monday’s council meeting. More than 90 signatures have been collected on a petition in the neighbourhood objecting to the plan. They fear it would encroach on their residences and possibly set a precedent for more commercial development on Sherbrooke opposite Royal Columbian Hospital. The public hearing has been tentatively scheduled for June 27. newsroom@ newwestnewsleader.com
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Lacrosse hall of fame vows to move into civic centre Seeking funds to help plan and build exhibit By Grant Granger NEWSLEADER
Chuck Puchmayr vows the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame (CHLF) will be part of the new civic centre despite a report to city council saying the organization is having trouble coming up with funds for the planning and construction of its exhibit. “We are moving in there,” insisted Puchmayr, a former New Westminster MLA who is acting as spokesman and liaison for the organization. The city has set aside 1,400 square feet in the new complex on Columbia Street for the hall which has been tucked away at the Centennial Community Centre since the 1960s. Plans call for it to be alongside the city’s museum and archives, and art gallery spaces. In a report to council, Joanne Edey-Nicoll, assistant director of parks and recreation,
said for the CHLF exhibits to be completed in time for the centre’s opening, planning and construction must mirror that of the museum. Although it is conceivable doing it after the Multi-use Civic Facility (MUCF) is complete, the logistics may be problematic. There is no money in the centre’s budget for planning and construction of the lacrosse exhibits and displays, which the report estimates to be $104,000. “I am puzzled at the actual report,” said Puchmayr. If the city wants to have their consultants look over their plans for feedback that’s OK, he said, but the hall isn’t willing to pay a portion of the city’s consulting fees. “We have no intention of paying two consulting fees,” said Puchmayr. “We don’t have the money to pay a consultant to tell us how the shelving should go.” The report said based on the square footage, consultant fees would be $24,600. The MUCF budget includes $120 per square foot for the museum
and art gallery. Of that, $63 goes to wall coverings, lights and ﬂoor ﬁnishing. Those could be done in the hall’s space within the MUCF budget, said the report. The remaining $57 is for exhibit planning and construction, which works out to nearly $80,000. “We want it to be in a situation to make it work,” said Coun. Jonathan Cote. “Council is committed to seeing the hall be part of the museum.” Puchmayr said the hall plans to have interactive components so youngsters can come in with their lacrosse sticks to test the speed of their shot and their skills. The CLHF is also looking at a partnership with First Nations, both regional and national, for an elaborate entrance highlighting the genesis of the sport. The hall is also seeking other sources of government funding. “We do have a plan of how we want to see that happen,” said Puchmayr. The hall has also ﬁelded offers from Ontario to move it there, he added.
Coquitlam seeks UBE push New Westminster councillors ‘disappointed’ with neighbour’s action By Grant Granger NEWSLEADER
Coquitlam has asked the provincial government to take steps to make sure the proposed United Boulevard Extension (UBE) goes ahead, which has some New Westminster councillors taking exception.
After several consultations with Sapperton residents, TransLink decided last month to abandon plans to improve the connection of United Boulevard to New West despite a commitment of $65 million from Ottawa for the project. In a letter to Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom, Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart appealed to the province to ﬁnd a way to get rid of a bottleneck that he says is holding the regional economy back. “There are serious federal dollars at risk and a signiﬁcant
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Axe tax proposal Perhaps there is never a good time to propose a vehicle levy but this latest reincarnation of the dreaded car tax comes at a bad time. For one thing, the prospect of paying on average $122 per car, depending on the size of the vehicle, on top of new tolls, higher gas prices and AirCare fees is daunting given that incomes aren’t rising as fast as all the other bills. When the fee was originally proposed in the 1990s, it was only $75 and was soundly trashed. Now, it’s even bigger, and although it’s scaled to the size of vehicles to give the appearance of being green, most people will just see it as a tax and won’t like it any better. The problem is a transit tax is hard to justify to people living in the suburbs beyond New Westminster and Burnaby, where transit is minimal and most families still need two cars. At the same time, road and transit projects that could create some relief — such as the Evergreen Line — are either on hold or history. It’s true TransLink needs the cash to put it on more sustainable footing so it can pay for large infrastructure projects but there is a such a gap in public trust that people aren’t likely to believe they’ll see any beneﬁt from the fee. They wonder, for example, why they still have to pay for AirCare when their car and most others never fail. They wonder why TransLink carried over a $16-million surplus and why the Evergreen Line is still stalled. Meanwhile, transit in single-family neighbourhoods will never be as good as it is in denser areas of the region, so this transit tax doesn’t have any initial beneﬁt for those who could be forced to pay it. To sell this tax will require a lot of creative thinking. One idea would be to attach a sunset clause so that it dies after some of the big-ticket transit items have been paid off. Former premier Gordon Campbell got some mileage from taking down the toll booths on the Coquihalla and we think that’s an idea worth emulating. — Black Press
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A city of heritage, views and special places parks—why they’re important, and also a few When you think of your neighbourhood, what words to describe the area. comes to mind? Julie says themes quickly crop up—for instance, Are there certain words that ring true? “Herithe hills, views and vistas are important to many. tage” is obvious in Queen’s Park, and “ﬂoodplain” The purpose of her work is to use the results as is at home in Queensborough. But others resosupporting materials for future neighbourhood nate, too. plans, which guide future development, In my neighbourhood of the West and to make decisions about what should End, “vistas” feels right. Most residents, be included in the heritage register. particularly below Eighth Avenue, have And that’s where the progressive part of at least a peek-a-boo view of North Surher job comes in. rey, Delta, Richmond and on a crystalIn the past, cities often hired a consulclear day they might even see as far as tant to drive around and look for old stuff the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island. that they would recommend be put on the Brow of the Hill, Connaught Heights register. But New West is perhaps the ﬁrst and Sapperton share this asset, and in B.C. to take a fresh approach, Julie says, residents there might also use the word by using residents’ input to help decide “wide-open skies” to describe what they what goes on the register. like about their ’hood. Chris Bryan “This way we get right down to the Why do these words matter? Ask values of the community, rather than what Julie Schueck, New West’s heritage planner, and she’ll tell you they help create a vivid a professional thinks might be of value.” For instance, part of Fifth Street was placed on image of this city we share, its varied landscape, the register because it was originally intended history and people. that its wide boulevard would lead to the provCurrently, she and a team of consultants are seeking residents’ input to create “neighbourhood ince’s Legislature building—before, of course, we historic context statements” for Uptown and Brow lost capital city status. In Glenbrooke North, Julie says there is apparently an old barn left from a of the Hill. Similar statements have been created large farm that would also be eligible for the regfor more than half a dozen other parts of city. In ister. If you have any idea where it is, She’d love to assembling them, they ask people the important know. features of their neighbourhood—houses, build“I doubt it’s very large or I’m sure we’d have ings, and natural features like the river, trees,
noticed it by now,” she says with a laugh. Some Brow residents said a charm of their neighbourhood is the ability to walk back lanes and admire people’s gardens. Who knows? Maybe there will be a heritage alley someday, or this information will inﬂuence some public art. Julie says when the city hosts sessions to gather input, things start slow. Then people get rolling. “Inevitably at the end, people say ’gee, that was fun,’” she says. And this may not come as a surprise to people, but there is a consistent theme. Overwhelmingly, she says, people say how much they value the small-town feel of New West, and how they can go for a walk and see someone they know. Maybe we can put that quality on the heritage register, too, just to be safe. If you’ve got thoughts about features in the Uptown and Brow of the Hill neighbourhoods, or words to describe them that you’d like to share, send Julie an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
••••• I missed the mark with a recent column (Shifting priorities at school district, May 20) which mentioned a Tweedsmuir parent’s push to get kids a few more minutes to eat their lunches. My suggestion that DPAC was being political in its urgency on the issue was unfair. I’ve since learned the “eating time” issue has been around a while. My apologies.
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district management and trustees during our monthly meetings. The lunch issue was then raised at six of our meetings this year. After much discussion and consensus among DPAC members, we settled on a motion requesting our school board comparing how our lunch periods compared to other districts with a view to extending the eating portion of the lunch break for our elementary and middle school students. We did not ask senior administrators to call 400 schools nor did we demand a report be done “tout de suite.” In fact, the former chair of our school board commented that he had wondered why it had taken so long for the issue to be brought before the board and he welcomed our input. At the March 29 school board meeting, I read out DPAC’s motion and submitted research compiled from internationally recognized and respected organizations and associations from the U.S. and Europe such as the CDC, the Journal of Childhood Nutrition and Management and the National Association of School Boards of Education (U.S.). The studies’ ﬁndings were clear; offer children
little time to eat their lunch and you negatively impact their health and education outcomes. Our children have waited for more than 10 years to get a reasonable eating, socializing and play time for their lunch break, so, forgive me if I laughed when I read that this issue could wait just a little bit longer. On behalf of DPAC, on April 30, I attended the British Columbia Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils’ AGM, bringing with me a resolution requesting that the ministries of education and health research and provide guidelines on the length of the lunch period for all B.C. students. This resolution was passed by a signiﬁcant margin. Further, I issued a press release and gave several interviews to various media outlets who cared to ask questions. I did so to shine a brighter light on the issue and open discussion. It all comes down to good communication and reporting the facts, and not merely the opinion of those who seek to marginalize and discredit the efforts of volunteer parents in our school district. MaryAnn Mortensen Vice-chair, District Parents Advisory Council
Royal City Farmers Market ready to roll The Royal City Farmers Market begins its season next Thursday (June 9) and I look forward to another year ﬁlled with fun and conversations. We have been vendors for two years and the Royal City Farmers market is a favourite. In this busy time, it is so easy to drive to the supermarket to shop at breakneck speed in an effort to get our grocery needs met as quickly as possible. This sets up an experience that easily becomes rote and disconnected. It is simply a task rather than an event. By contrast, the trip to the local farmers market will rekindle enthusiasm for shopping and create opportunities to be connected to the community. Here you can meet friends and neighbours, stop for a chat over a coffee or snack. Each market has live entertainment and activities for the children that make them festive. From my stand, I enjoy watching the people at the market engage in conversations and make connections. I take pleasure in meeting our committed visitors every week and chatting
with visitors from all parts of the globe. In the blazing sun or relentless rain the farmers market has a spirit that endures all weather. I have many great memories of events that have happened during the market and I will never forget the little boy, grief-stricken, as he dropped the blueberries he had just bought. Hundreds of blueberries rolling down the hill looking more like an invasion of small insects. Then, I watched the scurry of people rushing about picking them up to the relief of the child. The Royal City Farmers Market is also unique because of the committed volunteers that help us every week. They see the value of the market for their community and share the enthusiasm that I have. Well before the opening, they are eagerly helping to unload the vendors’ trucks. On the hot days they bring by ice water to quench our thirst or offer to watch our stalls if we need a break. I value their commitment. New Westminster’s market is vibrant and full of life and it is the contact with others that makes the market so endearing. Doug Lowe Greendale Herb and Vine Chilliwack
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Re: Shifting priorities at school district (Column, NewsLeader, May 20) Good communication is the foundation for a good relationship. If only the communication between the district, board and parents in New Westminster was good, what great things we could accomplish. I look to Burnaby, where DPAC is a welcome volunteer parent advisory group, enjoying participation on many varied committees, and communication between the district, board and parents is enviable. To give some perspective on the lunch “thing,” along with two other sub-committee members, I raised the issue of how long our children have to eat at our daughter’s previous elementary school in 200910, only to ﬁnd barrier after barrier for any meaningful change. I had already done my own research in 2009-10 by calling 20 elementary schools in Burnaby and another 20 in Coquitlam. I found that more that 67 per cent of these schools offered students at least 25 minutes or more to eat. In 2009-10, the District Parent Advisory Council discussed the issue of lunch periods with both senior
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New equipment lets psychiatrists reach out Coastal. To Koo, the Consultations can equipment is a stopgap be done from RCH measure until there are enough psychiatrists to patients as far practising in the region. as Hope “Until that day arrives we’re going to By Grant Granger use whatever means NEWSLEADER we can to reach health care needs,” Koo said. Although the new “We’re not accepting technological toy the the status quo. It ﬁlls a psychiatric department need for now.” at Royal Columbian Using older equipHospital has doesn’t ment, about 700 replace a patient couch CONTRIBUTED PHOTO patients were able to in a doctor’s ofﬁce, it’s Dr. Anson Koo says videoconferencing with patients “ﬁlls a talk to Koo’s departthe next best thing. need for now.” ment in the last 18 A gift of $40,000 from months. Almost all of the StanJean Foundaally, psychiatric consultations them would have been tion to the RCH Foundation require communication at a reluctant to travel all the way has paid for new telepsychiatry much higher security level. to Royal Columbian for appointvideoconferencing equipment “It can’t be over the Internet, ments. ofﬁcially unveiled this week. but over the health author“A lot of people who are It allows the hospital’s ity’s secure intranet,” said Dr. suffering through psychiatric psychiatric department and Anson Koo, the department conditions, they’re isolated and its ﬁve-year University of B.C. head at RCH. “It has to be sometimes the only one they residency program to commuencrypted. We have to treat are comfortable talking with is nicate with patients throughout this as if you’re face-to-face in their counsellor at the mental the Fraser Health region. the ofﬁce.” health centre,” said Koo. With the high-deﬁnition Koo said the government The equipment will also equipment, patients from Hope wasn’t in a position to step up allow the department to do to Burnaby can now go to their and provide the service so the more risk assessments for juslocal mental health clinics hospital had to rely on donors tice authorities conveniently. to talk to the psychiatrists at to fund it. Anyone looking to access the Royal Columbian. Fraser Health has less than telepsychiatric services at RCH Although Skype and other half the psychiatrists workshould contact their family Internet programs have made it ing, per capita, as Vancouver physician ﬁrst. possible to talk to people visu-
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Even with the heavy IB workload he stuck with both his enthusiasm for sciences and his passion for pigskin. “I found it was pretty stressful for a long time, but by Grade 11 and 12 I got used to it. I got a lot of time management skills because of it and it ended up being less stressful than it was at the beginning,” says Adomat. “They complement each other. I got a good work ethic from football. I learned you’ve got to have
determination to keep going when things are tough. You can use that to push through whatever problems you’re having [with academics].” There was one IB class that went past the practice start time, but that was OK with the coaches because he’d be on the ﬁeld ﬁve minutes after the bell rang. Many kids come to Lalji asking to get out of practice because they’re behind in school and they’re in a jam. “[Despite his workload] never once
did he say he was behind. There were no excuses.” Coaches regularly monitor players’ marks to ensure they remain academically eligible to play on a school team. “I look at Nick’s for three seconds and then turn the page,” says Lalji. “Kids like Nick are a coach’s salvation.”
choosing a university he aimed high academically. He considered not only McGill, but Queen’s, Western Ontario and UBC as well. “I know Queen’s was really disappointed they didn’t get him. They offered him a massive scholarship,” says Lalji. Although Adomat played tackle for the Hyacks—a position that had its importance well demonstrated by the movie Blind Side—he will be a centre in university.
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Thatâ€™s because heâ€™s not big enough to play tackle at that level, and because the centre is the one that makes the offensive line assignment calls on every play. Lalji told university coaches thatâ€™s where Adomat would be best suited because his intellect in the classroom transferred to the football turf. â€œWith his understanding of the game and his poise and level of calm, heâ€™s the one you want to have making the line calls,â€? says Lalji. Although his big
buddy Wandell is going to St. Maryâ€™s University in Halifax in the hope of reaching the Canadian Football League, Adomat doesnâ€™t have his sights set on the CFLâ€”although it isnâ€™t beyond the realm of possibility. â€œItâ€™s nice to move onto the next level, and there might be an opportunity and if there is Iâ€™ll take it, but Iâ€™ll be more focused on the academic side,â€? says Adomat. In other words, problem solved. ggranger@ newwestnewsleader.com
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Home Sweet Home: A cabaret that explores the possibilities of home. Comedic hosts Brendan Beiser and Kristina Agosti will speed the evening along. When: June 2-4, 8 p.m. Where: Studio Theatre, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Tickets: $14 on June 2, then $30 adults, $25 student/senior June 3-4, available at shadboltcentre. com or 604-205-3000.
Japan earthquake relief fundraiser: Survivor Bootcamp New Westminster is hosting a fundraising event for all fitness levels. The drop-in session is by donation. The intensity of the bootcamp depends on how far you want to push yourself. All proceeds to Canadian Red Cross Japan relief fund. When: Saturday June 4, 10 to 11 a.m. Where: Grimston Park, New Westminster. Info: newwest@ survivorbootcamp.com.
One Big Hapa Family:
Screening of Jeff Chiba Stearns’ documentary that explores why almost all Japanese-Canadians are marrying interracially, and how their mixed children perceive their unique multiracial identities. Followed by Q&A with the filmmaker. When: Saturday, June 4, 2 p.m. Where: National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby. Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members. Info: www.nikkeiplace.org or 604777-7000.
New to You Sale: “Garage” sale. Take in mini workshops on how to Clear the Clutter and Simplify
Your Life. Free admission for buyers. Bring your own cup and get a 50 per cent discount on beverages. When: Sunday, June 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-297-4597
Sapperton Walking Tour: A Sense of History Research Services presents a historic walking tour of Sapperton, from Fraser Cemetery to Hume Park. Goes rain or shine. Free. When: Sunday, June 5, 1:30 p.m. Where: Meet near office of Fraser Cemetery, 100 Richmond St., New Westminster.
Dollhouse and Miniature Show and Sale: The Miniature Club of BC presents its 31st annual show and sale featuring exhibits of miniatures from artisans and collectors of scale models, room boxes, dioramas and dollhouses. Vendors, artists and craftspeople will have merchandise and collectible items for sale including scale furniture, food, flowers and dolls. When: Sunday, June 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Gizeh Hall, 3550 Weyburn Drive, Burnaby.
Shadow of Murder: Vagabond Players present a new mystery by Elizabeth Elwood. A gathering at a hunting lodge becomes a
deadly game of cat and mouse as the guests realize that somebody present is connected with a murder that happened more than two decades ago. Tensions rise when a storm causes landslides that render the access road impassable, and before long, another murder takes place. When: June 2-25, Thursdays through Saturdays 8 p.m., Sunday matinees 2 p.m. Where: Bernie Legge Theatre, Queens Park, New Westminster. Tickets: $15/$13. Reservations: 604-5210412 or reservations@ vagabondplayers.ca.
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summer walk and practice your English conversation skills. A librarian will lead an easy 30 minute walk and the group will return to the Metrotown library for a 30 minute discussion. Get fit and meet new friends. Free drop-in program with no advance registration. Meet in the Metrotown library lobby. These walks will take place rain or shine. When: Tuesday, June 7, 2-3 p.m. and Tuesday, June 14, 7-8 p.m. Where: Bob Prittie Metrotown library, 6100 Willingdon Ave. Info: 604436-5400.
Royal City Farmers Market: Locally grown and produced foods and works by local crafters. When: Thursdays, June 9 to Oct. 6, 3 to 7 p.m. Where: Tipperary Park, 4th Street and Royal Avenue, New Westminster. Info: rcfm.ca.
ONGOING 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).
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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 email@example.com.
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Celebrating our 54th year
Hats Off Day Saturday, June 4, 2011 “On behalf of Burnaby City Council, I extend my best wishes to the many community volunteers who make Hats Off Day such a success.”
photo: Jon Benjamin
A14 NewsLeader Friday, June 3, 2011
Parade s tarts at 9am; Street Fe sti lasts unti val l 3pm
- Mayor Derek Corrigan and City Councillors: Pietro Calendino Richard Chang Sav Dhaliwal Dan Johnston
Lots to see and do at Hats Off Day
Colleen Jordan Anne Kang Paul McDonell Nick Volkow
Open House! Fun for your family and friends - Dance Showcase on our Street Stage - Try Free Dance Classes - Enter to Win Free Dance Course for two* - Save $$$ with a Free Membership* - Public Dancing on Hastings Street *Restrictions apply. Call for details. Salsa Tango BreakDance Hip Hop Latin Swing BellyDance and more!
The whole community gets into the act at Hats Off Day, which was created as the Burnaby Heights merchants way of saying thanks to residents and their patrons.
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A great opportunity for anyone who wants to try dancing. Rainy take ainny day? day? No problem...we’ll problem...we ll tak ke iitt iinside! ns Saturday June 4th. 12 to 3pm For schedule, Visit our Party page at DanceAddicts.ca or scan the QR code on your phone.
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Get ready to celebrate when Hats Off Day takes place Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. along Hastings Street, from Boundary Road to Gamma Avenue. The annual event is am opportunity for Heights merchants to “take their hats off” to the community and their customers while celebrating the Burnaby neighbourhood. It kicks off at 9 a.m. with a parade on Hastings from Beta Avenue to Boundary Road. That’s followed by the street festival at 11 NEWSLEADER FILE a.m. with music, food, It’s a time for fun and a time for community at Burnaby Heights’ Hats Off children’s activities Day, returning on Saturday to Hastings Street. and more. A show and shine vintage car show and interactive robot races ﬁnd out how to download will take over the street for kids at Northburn one. from Willingdon to Beta, Prescriptions. The 16 codes are hidden starting at 11:30 a.m., and GNK Insurance will be in merchants’ windows or will be accompanied by home base for Elvis, where stands. music from The Centaurs. one Elvis from every era Participants scan them, Other live entertainment will perform, and the which takes them to a includes performances Burnaby Fire Hall No. 5 website where they must by Rainshadow, Stephen will give folks the chance enter a four-digit number Scaccia, Bobby Loonie the to douse a ﬁreﬁghter with (found below the codes) Magician, and The Purple its annual dunk tank. to collect points to try and Pirate. Food options will range win prizes. This year, the QR Code from the obligatory hotApart from codes, visiScavenger Hunt will have dogs to Valley Bakery’s tors will want to search participants searching only-available-at-Hatsout special offers and for hidden QR codes with Off-Day cinnamon sticks, activities along the Hasttheir iPhones, Blackberrys ings business district, such pulled pork sandwiches, and other smartphones. crepes, cotton candy, as a free salsa lesson (12 You’ll need a QR code popcorn, pasta, sushi, and to 1 p.m.) at La Fontana reader, visit www.burnabarbecued chicken, sauCaffé, face painting, caribyheights.com/QRCode to catures by Mei Yu at CIBC, sages and more.
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Oval the Clown squirts the crowd at a previous Hats Off Parade on Hastings Street in Burnaby. The parade is truly a participatory event, with groups young and old and from across the city playing a part.
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The Burnaby North marching band adds a Nordic touch to the Hats Off Parade, and below, First Nations culture is highlighted by Randy Tait as he dances in a recent Hats Off event. NEWSLEADER FILE
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The Qun Ying Athletic Club’s dragon scares the crowd at the Hats Off Parade in 2009. NEWSLEADER FILE
Try the QR Code Scavenger Hunt Scour Hastings Street (Boundary Road to Gamma Avenue) to ﬁnd hidden QR codes on Saturday, June 4 during Hats off Day. Once you ﬁnd a QR code, scan it and your phone will direct you to more instructions revealing the number you must text to play. Each QR code will direct you to the same website; however, beneath each code is a different four-digit number. You need to text the number to collect points. Collect as many points as possible to win prizes!
Here’s how to play: DOWNLOAD: Download a free QR Code Reader program to your phone. Here’s how: For iPhone, go to iTunes App Store and download any free QR Code Readers (ex. Qrafter – QR Code Reader, QR Code Reader and Scanner, i-nigma QR Code, etc). For Blackberry and other smartphones, go to App World or Marketplace to download
any free QR Code Readers (ex. QR Code Scanner Pro, Barcode Assistant, etc). HUNT & TEXT: Sixteen QR codes are hidden throughout Hastings Street in merchants’ windows or stands. The QR codes are printed on bright yellow paper. Once you scan the code, the phone will direct you to a website. Click “Enter QR contest” to play. Each QR code that you see will bring you to the same website. Therefore you need to check out the four-digit number beneath each code on the bright yellow paper. That’s the number you need to text to collect points. More information is given once you scan the QR code. You must scan to play! COLLECT: Locate and photograph the QR code using your phone’s QR Code Reader, ﬁnd out what the number is you need to text, and text the fourdigit number to play and win! Good luck!
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Parking restrictions for Hats Off Day No Parking 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Assembly area 1. Beta-both sides between Hastings & Confederation Park 2. Albert-both sides between Willingdon & Gamma
NOTHING OVER A DOLLAR .25
No Parking 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1.City Parking Lot Pender @ Willingdon 2.City parking lot at the south east corner of Albert & Carleton (RCMP parking only) No Parking 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1. Hastings-both sides between Boundary & Gamma 2. Pender-both sides between““&““ 3. Holdom-east side between Hastings & Frances 4. Gamma-both sides between Albert & Parker 5. Parker-south side from west property line of 4764 to east property line of 4820 Parker 6. Both sides of the following streets between Albert & Pender: Esmond, Ingelton, MacDonald, Gilmore, Madison, Rosser & Alpha 7. Both sides of Carleton from Albert to the lane way south of Hastings 8. Beta-both sides between Hastings & Pender 9. Pandora-north side between Boundary & Ingleton - north side between MacDonald & Willingdon 10. Triumph – north side between Boundary & Esmond - north side between Ingleton& Madison - south side between Madison & Rosser
- south side Gilmore to Carleton - north side Carelton to Willingdon 12. Frances – north side between Ingleton & MacDonald - north side between Gilmore & Gamma 13. Georgia – south side Boundary to Gamma 14. Union – north side Boundary to Gamma (NEW) 15. Boundary – east side Hastings to Albert HANDICAPPED PARKING ONLY – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1. Carleton- both sides between Pender and the lane way to the north. 2. City parking lot at Alpha & Pender No Parking 10 a.m. to 12:30 pm -Dispersal area 1. Albert-both sides between Boundary & Ingleton Handicap Drop Off & Pick Up Areas – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1. North side of Pender @ Alpha – 40 foot zone 2. North side of Pender @ Madison – 40 foot zone
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Friday, June 3, 2011 NewsLeader A19
The Hats Off Day Parade runs along Hastings Street in Burnaby Heights from Beta Avenue (at right) west to Boundary Road. The parade starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 4. The Show & Shine will be on display between Gamma Avenue and Willingdon Avenue, and runs from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. SUPPLIED IMAGE
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DAY Residential Garage Sale Addresses: When: Saturday, June 11th, 2011 Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm The City of Burnaby has invited residents throughout the City to host their own garage sales on Saturday June 11th 2011 to encourage the reuse of household items during Burnaby Environment Week. If you enjoy garage sale shopping, here’s a great opportunity to ﬁnd those bargains.
Car Trunk Sale Bill Copeland Sports Centre Saturday June 11th, 9am – 2pm
For more information on this Garage Sale Day event, go to www.burnaby.ca/garagesale. A map of address locations and list of notable items for each garage sale will be available for viewing.
Environment Festival Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch Library Saturday June 11th, 10am – 2pm Also happening:
While you’re out and about on June 11th, you can explore these other great Burnaby Environment Week events and activities:
Go to www.burnaby.ca/ environmentweek for more information on Environment Week events and activities
Giant Indoor Flea Market Confederation Community Centre Saturday June 11th, 9:30am – 2pm Burnaby’s Still Creek Recycling & Yard Waste Depot Open House Saturday June 11th, 10am – 2pm
Car Trunk Sale Edmonds Community Centre Saturday June 4th, 9am – 2pm
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$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!!
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Beautifully and tastefully updated rancher located in a vibrant Scottsdale location featuring over 1200 sq ft on over 7600 sq ft lot Gardeners paradise! Beautifully & tastefully updated 3 bed, 1 bath rancher. Surrounded by lush private gardens w/ many fruit trees, ﬂowers & bonus 700 sq ft powered, detached workshop for those looking for studio or crafts shop. A bright, sunny home w/ large windows, new 2 inch blinds, laminate ﬂoors, renovated bathroom new light ﬁxtures/fans, freshly painted, newer appl/sinks in huge eat-in kitchen with views of your garden oasis & sliders to covered patio, the list of updates are extensive. A very meticulously maintained home with 5 yr roof, new fence and gorgeous curb appeal, a home to be proud of! Very close to Elem schools, Burnsview Secondary, transit and shopping.
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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!
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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.
Why rent when you can own this affordable, centrally located top ﬂoor unit? 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom condo in Fraserview New Westminster. Tile and laminate ﬂoor throughout, new light ﬁxtures, with separate Dining Room and large Bedroom with room for computer station and cheater ensuite 4 piece bathroom. A nice deck off of the Living room with courtyard view, very private top ﬂoor, no footsteps from above! Low maintenance fees make this unit especially affordable!1 parking stall, shared laundry. Newer roof, good contingency fund! Walk to Canada Games Pool, transit, skytrain and ﬁtness centre; Queens Park & shopping; Rentals are allowed; Great for Investors!
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Concrete built Condo!2 Beds + Den that easily could be 3rd bedroom & 2 big Bathrooms in popular and central Downtown New West location close to everything!! Completely updated w/new kitchen featuring beautiful Quartz counters, S/S maytag appls, tile ﬂoor & backsplash, undermount sink & open pass to L/R w/separate D/R. L/R has warm gas F/P,huge ﬂoor to ceiling windows allowing lots of natural sunlight & sliders to private deck.New carpet throughout($6000.00),designer paint, crown moulding, nothing to do here! Large master has 5 piece ensuite w/double mirrored closets, separate shower, double sinks & soaker tub. All rooms generous in size plus a bonus study/ den.All amenities, transit, Montessori, shops, restaurants, new movie theatre (coming) IGA at your doorstep. 1 secure parking, indoor pool, in suite laundry, gym and maintenance fees include hot water and gas, pets welcome!
Beautiful large 4 bed 2 bath family Home on Quiet 6870 huge corner lot boasting Over 2400 sq ft of living space in desirable Massey Heights and priced at $699,900. A nice classic ﬂoorplan, bright and spacious with separate D/R, huge Living room with updated laminate ﬂoors,gas ﬁreplace, bonus family room & large doors open onto nice size deck and private back yard, complete with hot tub! Huge rec room down, 3 piece bath, laundry, storage and possibilities for a mortgage helper. Some great original character with some nice updates. Much pride of ownership here, meticulously maintained, perfect for large family who want the privacy a large, low maintenance corner lot provides. Plenty of parking, room for RV.Close to schools, shopping, Canada games Pool,transit and Parks. This is the one you’ve been holding out for, call listing agent to view!
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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$365,000 MLS# V880536
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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$619,000!! MLS# V879955 Luxurious 3 bed, 3 bath End unit Town home with very private yard & stunning river/mountain views …simply the best townhome in much sought after Victoria Hill! Best location in complex! Relax and enjoy the stunning water and mountain views from this 3 bedroom 3 bathroom + den end unit townhome in Victoria Hill. Bright, Spacious layout with chef’s kitchen boasting S/S appliances, granite countertops, tile ﬂoor, lots of espresso cabinets and opens to Dining room, family room and patio overlooking the Fraser and North shore mountains. Powder room on main with all bedrooms up and master with spa-like ensuite bath, more spectacular views and private deck. New front load laundry on top level with bdrms. This is the only unit with a huge private, fenced patio, great for large gatherings, parties and summer barbqs. Double tandem garage plus lots of storage and even possibilities to add extra rooms to this huge space that has a separate and private back entrance, this one has it all, nothing to do but move in! Just steps from beautiful Queens Park via new overpass, shopping, transit, schools, Vancouver & Richmond!
Hey Canucks Fans come see the suite designed by Raili and watch next year on your new TV Come see the most talked about suite in New ` Oh my God this would be so easy to care for . Westminster ` Stunning! Overheard comments: ` Will Raili design my place for me? ` The most beautiful suite I have ever seen. As said before you won’t ﬁnd a builder’s suite ` Usually I just walk out but this is impressive anywhere in the Lower Mainland completed to and I want to take it all in.
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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.
On the cups of Queens Park & just steps to Herbert Spencer Elementary School, this tastefully updated & decorated 1944 character bungalow. This 2000 sf, 3 bdrm, 2 bath home features updated kitchen & baths, coved ceilings, hardwood & tile floors, gas f/p, French doors off dining area to deck & patio, double windows, 4 yr old roof & updated plumbing electrical, insulation, drain tiles & hot water tank, security system, fenced yard, single garage. This immaculate home has great layout with large maple kitchen with black applcs, Island & dining area, spacious LR & 2 large bdrms w/ample closets on main + fully finished bsmt with rec/ media room w/extra sound proofing.
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.
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707 18th Street $958,000
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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.
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.
Beautifully restored & updated 1912, 3 lvl, 1960 sf character home featuring high ceilings, hardwood floor, original & replica casings & moldings, gas f/p, bannister staircase, 3 bdrms + newer bths up, open plan on main + full height unfinished bsmt. Home has newer front porch & back deck, furnace, HW tank, newer plumbing, lighting, insulation, exterior paint & more.
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o create cultural community experiences in New West, the Arts Council of New Westminster (ACNW) has created a new program called Satellite Galleries. The goal is to get the art out of the park (our Queen’s Park Gallery) and into the diverse neighbourhoods of New West. The ﬁrst Satellite Gallery was created in January 2011 at Starlight Casino in Queensborough. Always in Communication, by New West artist The arts council and Katherine Freund-Hainsworth. Starlight worked to re-purpose the opupeople walking though this lent entrance into a working space every year, Starlight gallery. Cheryl Nordvik is clearly the optimum locakicked things off with her tion in New Westminster to colourful ﬂoral paintings provide maximum local and (January-March) with Kathinternational exposure to our erine Freund-Hainsworth local artists. following in April-May with Uptown, the arts council her stimulating mixed media. established a mini Satellite Tegan Cheremkora, a visionary young photographer, will Gallery at Vancity at Sixth Street at Fifth Avenue. Curexhibit in June/July. Tegan’s rently Vancity is exhibiting historical photos show one piece by Tibor Harceg Queensborough before Walentitled “Poppies.” Managemart and Starlight moved in. ment is working with the With more than 1.5 million arts council to establish more exhibit space. Banks offer a large daily viewing audience and therefore are perfect for the Satellite Gallery format. Five Stones Church at 612 Columbia St. is the newest Satellite Gallery to join the program. Located Downtown, this new cultural hot spot will be in the heart of the arts once the new civic centre is completed. Visitors will marvel at both the art on the walls and the beauty of the space itself. Scheduled to open in early summer with access Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., this space has the potential to exhibit a large number Printing of visual pieces, as well Business Cards, Flyers, Brochures, as performance and Posters, Forms, Manuals literary works. Like a jewelry store, you have Promotional Products to buzz to gain entry, T-shirts, Pens, Notepads but this feature only adds to the mystique of Signs & Banners the experience. Full Colour, Die Cut Vinyl, New West is home to Vehicle Decals, Sandwich Boards a great many artists. Bringing art “out of the Engraving park” and into our city has been a culturally Namebadges, ID Cards, rewarding experience— Room Signs, Plaques, Trophies especially for the people Open Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5:00 of the Royal City. Take in a Satellite Gallery today! ■ Paul R. Thompson is a director with the 334 12th Street New Westminster Arts Council of New o n e s o u r c e p r o d u c t i o n .c o m Westminster.
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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’
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.
Stunning 3 year old, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 830 sf suite at the Grove in Victoria Hill. This beautiful suite features 10’ ceilings, huge 450 sf patio with river views, laminate & tile floors, laminate cabinets & granite counters in kitchens & baths, walk in closet, insuite laundry & electric fireplace. Close to shopping, transit, schools & parks. Complex shares an awesome club house with exercise room & social room. EZ to show.
Friday, June 3, 2011 NewsLeader A23
The New Westminster Salmonbellies couldnâ€™t shake off the rust of a week-long layoff, losing to a tired Maple Ridge Burrards squad 9-7 in Western Lacrosse League action in Maple Ridge on Sunday. The Burrards had dropped a 14-11 decision to the Coquitlam Adanacs the night before. The â€˜bellies stilled seemed to be enjoying their break in the ďŹ rst period, as they spotted the Burrards a 4-0 lead, including two goals in the ďŹ rst 1:10. Ian Hawksbee ďŹ nally got New West on the scoreboard 1:50 into the second frame, and a pair of goals by Alex Gajic less than two minutes apart got them to within one of the Burrards. But Curtis Dickson singlehandedly broke the game wide open with a trio of goals in three minutes, two of them shorthanded on the same penalty as Sam Cook sat in the box for high sticking. Nenad Gajic got one back late in the second, but Maple Ridge sealed the deal with two quick goals early in the third. Martin Cummings and Eric Lewthwaite with a pair made it close for the Salmonbellies, but it was too little too late. The game was rough and tumble, with the â€˜bellies penalized 43 minutes while the Burrards were assessed 42
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minutes on 14 penalties. The loss leaves the Salmonbellies without a win in their ďŹ rst two games of the season and dropped them down to sixth from second in the national rankings released on Monday. The two teams played a rematch Thursday at Queenâ€™s Park Arena. â€˘ Even though the New Westminster Junior Salmonbellies hadnâ€™t played a game since May 22, they moved up two places to fourth in the national Junior A lacrosse rankings.
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New Westminster Hyacks Jetti McLaughlin canâ€™t get a handle on the disc as itâ€™s knocked away by a MacNeill defender at the BC Junior Ultimate Championships, Saturday at Burnaby Lake Fields. The Hyacks ďŹ nished seventh out of 16 teams that participated.
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