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dangers of hard drug use. Intimate house parties and Despite efforts by authorities weeknight concerts are the new over recent years to protect the backdrop to popping pills, and public from ecstasy pushers, the as the scene dilutes, the dangers scene has quietly edged sideways mount. and carried on. In a 2009 report on the illicit Scouring a teen’s room for drug situation, the RCMP baby paci¿ers, stuffed animals acknowledged that by 2005 and glowing gloves will no longer Canada was one of the primary yield the classic hallmarks of an source countries for the world’s E user. supply of ecstasy and that If you knew that those MDMA continued to be the most accessories are commonly sought after and widely available associated with raves, and you KELSEY KLASSEN/BLACK PRESS controlled synthetic drug. already knew that a rave is a late- Ecstasy gained popularity as a sensory-enhancing drug used at An amendment to the Controlled night dance party set to electronic raves, or large dance parties. It is now used as a recreational drug Drugs and Substances Act in in lower-key settings music, then you might also know 2011 made it illegal to possess the that ecstasy is the reason the sensory toys The rave scene reached Canada around precursor chemicals. are popular. 1991. Historically, the risks associated with The potential consequence was that Not the only reason – there are ravers using ecstasy, or MDMA, were due to the traditional components of ecstasy became who don’t use drugs – but a large part of hot, prolonged environment of the dance hard to come by in B.C., and a less the desire to neon, glow-stick, and costume Àoors. Hours of physical activity combined expensive but lethal compound, PMMA, yourself to dance for long hours is fuelled with a lack of water was a recipe for was introduced. by euphoria-inducing pills. overheating, seizures and organ failure. PMMA, also an amphetamine, is ¿ve The context has moved, however, out People died, yet the party continued times more toxic than MDMA. It is now of sweaty warehouse dance parties and because ecstasy lacked the bad, back-alley often used to make a drug similar in 30-somethings’ feel-good weekends, into reputation of crack or heroin. The brightly appearance, and sold as, ecstasy. the back seats of N-adorned cars and coloured pills, stamped with cartoon faces teenage get-togethers. or cute logos, seem far removed from the Please see 16 ECSTASY-RELATED DEATHS, A3

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‘If I don’t stop this, I’m going to die’ Myles began using ecstasy at 15. Two years later, with his life spiralling out of control, he decided to get clean

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Eight deaths in Calgary and ¿ve in B.C. since July 2011 have now been con¿rmed as caused by PMMA. B.C. saw 16 ecstasy-related deaths in 2011 and two more so far in 2012. The fatalities range from age 14 to 37. Depression, cracked teeth (from jaw-clenching), dehydration and high body temperatures don’t sound quite as scary as brain and organ damage and death, so those warnings need to be repeated. Ecstasy is anecdotally expected to be reliable. The curious are told by friends to simply anticipate a great night of “rolling,” possibly augmented by additional pharmaceuticals. Dr. Mark Yarema, medical director of the Poison and Drug Information Service, stresses that should the pills contain PMMA, the blissful effects are slower to kick in and it becomes tempting to take more, resulting in over-heating and seizures. Due to various innovations in the drug-cooking world, “pingers” can be laced with highly toxic substances which are impossible to detect before ingesting. With your ecstasy purchase, if it is actually ecstasy, it’s likely you’re getting crystal meth, cocaine, OxyContin, ketamine, GHB (a date-rape drug), and other wild-card ingredients the chemist was inspired to throw in. MDMA is not safe either, having been found in all 18 B.C. fatalities. While the authorities go after the people who produce the drugs, it only takes a two-letter word to stop their use – No.

17. Dealing was a way to ¿nance his own addiction. He would often unload $5,000 worth of drugs in a day and a half, and would pocket 20 per cent – the kind of money he could never make at a “normal” job. He never thought about the harm he was doing. “A lot of it became ego. Kids would be scared of me, and it would make me feel important, but it all started to come apart. I was just a dealer.” He began using more product than he was selling. He went to a detox centre six or seven times, but never followed through with treatment until he turned 18. “I owed a lot of money. It just kind of hit me: I’m just a loser. Who’s ever going to want to be around me? I’m going to die.”

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ive or six men drove Myles Murphy out of town and, in the middle of nowhere, beat him and said they would kill him if he didn’t pay them $5,000 by a certain date. He had been using some of the drugs he was supposed to be selling and they didn’t like that he was ripping them off, so they added a “dummy tax” to what he owed. On another occasion – the ¿rst day that Myles had turned to selling hard drugs – two men stuck a gun in his face, threatened to kill him, and then stole his supply. Addictions to OxyContin, cocaine and heroin helped him forget about his problems. Now clean since Dec. 6, 2010, Myles, 19, ECSTASY EFFECTS AND TERMS is speaking out about his past to encourage Ecstasy is a slang for MDMA, others to change their lives. which is criminalized in most “No matter how much you think there’s no countries. one to turn to, there’s always someone to ask How is it used: Most who for help,” said the New West resident. He said abuse ecstasy take a pill, tablet or his path of crime and addiction began with capsule. These can be different ecstasy. He was only about 15 the ¿rst time he colours, and usually have logos or tried it. “It made me feel good and it took me into a Myles Murphy has been clean since December 2010 and has begun images stamped on them. Ecstasy is sharing his story as a way to help others get back on track. readily available, $5 to $10 per tablet comfort zone where I could make friends with Effects: MDMA acts on the brain chemical people I wouldn’t normally talk to.” It wasn’t long before he was using again. It became a social thing, something he and his Ecstasy was cheap and he didn’t want to feel left seratonin, and initially creates feelings of euphoria, energy, con¿dence, increased senses group of friends would do every weekend, along out around his friends. of touch, taste and smell. For most, a “hit” lasts with smoking pot and drinking. They never He began selling it, along with pot, often for two to six hours. MDMA can also cause thought about the potential risks, but those got lying to buyers about its potency. He would muscle tension, nausea, blurred vision, and his attention one morning after taking ecstasy tell them it was “triple pressed,” meaning increased heart rate and blood pressure. Forceful the night before. it contained the strongest dose of MDMA, clenching of the teeth can occur. Bulging eyes He was shaking, his arms and hands were although he had no idea what ingredients the are also a common side effect. The effects of numb, and his body was alternating between product actually contained. MDMA – including feelings of sadness, anxiety, being hot and cold. He didn’t want to tell his The ecstasy he sold was often labelled depression, and memory dif¿culties – can mom so he talked to her friends that were over with cartoonish pictures – such as buddhas or last for several days to a week (or longer in visiting, and they drove him to the hospital. characters from The Simpsons animated TV people who use MDMA regularly). MDMA Myles had been diagnosed with an irregular show – or made into shapes, including the interferes with the body’s ability to regulate heartbeat at the age of 14, and doctors warned characters from The Transformers. its temperature, thus it can cause dangerous him that using ecstasy could kill him. Myles would sell pot and ecstasy to kids as overheating, called hyperthermia. This can lead “It did scare me ... I remember crying to my young as 14. to serious heart and kidney problems, and, in mom’s friend that if I don’t stop this, I’m going He turned to using and selling harder drugs some cases, death. to die.” after trying cocaine at a party when he was

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all concerns through open discussion forums,” she said in her notice to the board. She said the lack of consultation on Grant Granger the May Day issues was troubling. ggranger@newwestnewsleader.com “May Day is not solely a school It’s time for the board of district event, but is carried out in education to talk to residents about partnership with the city. Because the traditional annual May Day May Day related decisions have an celebration, says school trustee Lisa impact on the public at large, these are Graham. decisions that ought to require input Recently, District Parent Advisory from the whole of the community. To Council president Wendy improve on the civic event that Harris, who sits on the May Day is more than 140 years old, a committee run by the district, process needs to be initiated to expressed concern about a investigate and address all May proposal to drop Grade 6 and 7 Day related concerns,” said students from the ceremony at Graham. Queen’s Park Stadium during She said canceling the event GRAHAM the Hyack Festival because too is something she wouldn’t many were playing hooky. consider. Graham said it is important to make It’s a valuable way to help teach the celebration relevant for the bored children about New Westminster’s students who stay away. A motion history. She just wants the concerns she put before the board Tuesday identi¿ed and resolved. She also to implement a public consultation recognized there is some feeling in the process was tabled for discussion at its community that doesn’t approve of next meeting April 3. the ceremony and is willing to listen “As a school trustee who is very to them. pro-May Day, I am not adverse to “You can’t dismiss issues, whether changes that enhance the functionality they’re pro or against, you have to and participation rate of the event, look at everything,” said Graham on but I am opposed to decisions that Wednesday. “I have no idea what the diminish the event. I would like to outcome will be, I just hope it will be believe that there is a way to remedy a positive one for May Day.”

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‘Gastown-type potential’ in Downtown: Fung Trapp Block developer says New West has similar vibe

Fung, who spoke about the differences and similarities in a talk to Next New West Thursday evening. “It’s a very exciting time in the evolution of New Westminster.” He said Gastown is as strong as it has ever been in the last 30 years. It was revitalized in the 1970s, but mostly as a tourist area. Since then, however, it has

the history and the architecture of that place, and looking at incorporating it into the area.” Fung said marketing of the Grant Granger Trapp and Holbrook buildings, ggranger@newwestnewsleader.com which Salient purchased in The revitalization of 2005, will begin this spring. The Downtown New Westminster economic downturn and structural has the potential to be as vibrant issues with the buildings delayed as Vancouver’s Gastown has the projects. Salient eventually become. determined unstable ground That’s the opinion of means only the facades developer Robert Fung, of the buildings will be president and founder of retained. The new buildings, Robert Fung, Salient Group the Salient Group. His which Fung said will house It’s already gone through a resurgence. It’s company specializes 196 units ranging from 500 not like we’re going to be leading that. in rejuvenating historic to 1,200 square feet, will be buildings for residences, or become sustainable because it has constructed in a historic style. constructing them in a style also incorporated residential and “There’s a tremendous amount be¿tting the historical architecture commercial into the area. Fung of focus on Columbia Street of the area. Salient’s of¿ces are sees something similar happening to make sure the character in Gastown where many of its to Downtown New Westminster and texture of the street are projects are, but the company is where density is being increased maintained, and the historic venturing into New Westminster and projects such as the new civic components of the building with a project to rebuild the Trapp centre and Westminster Pier Park are maintained. In the time and Holbrook blocks in the 600are being built. that has passed [since 2005] block of Columbia Street. The “A lot of older cities have New Westminster has done a Trapp Block was built in 1899 but historic downtowns and in almost tremendous job on focusing on has been vacant since the Army every single case the city grows the Downtown. It’s already gone and Navy moved down the street away from the downtown,” said through a resurgence. It’s not like in 1977. Fung. “The money leaves that we’re going to be leading that.” “Some of the experiences in area, and then at some point the Fung hopes construction will Gastown and New Westminster city realizes it needs to grow begin in late summer or fall with are directly analogous,” said back into it, and people look at occupancy by 2014.

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School uncertainty The provincial government has softened its stance on the teachers contract—slightly. Whether that will convince the B.C. Teachers Federation to negotiate, rather than disrupt the education system with a series of strikes, remains to be seen. A bill introduced Tuesday in the legislature calls for a cooling-off period, appointment of a mediator and a ban on any strikes, with signi¿cant ¿nancial penalties to both individuals and the BCTF if there are work stoppages during that six-month period. It is obvious that neither the government nor the BCTF plan to back down, although it is signi¿cant the government bill calls for mediation, something Education Minister George Abbott rejected a week ago. A solution at the bargaining table would be preferable to an imposed settlement. While it is unlikely the BCTF will easily agree to anything it sees as concessionary, the government’s stated goal of reaching a “net zero” settlement is not unreasonable. The government is under signi¿cant ¿nancial pressure and other employee groups are willing to work under such a monetary limit, including school support staff who just rati¿ed such an agreement. The union’s insistence the government address class size and composition has been heard, sort of. The mediator will have the power to make recommendations on these issues. In addition, the government is making additional funds available to address these issues, as required by a court ruling last year. However, there will be no negotiation with the BCTF on these issues until 2013. Unfortunately, all the uproar over this contract has had a signi¿cant effect on students in the classroom this year, despite BCTF claims to the contrary. Rotating strikes will do nothing to rectify the fact some students are suffering as a result of this protracted exercise in sabrerattling. —Black Press

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Ecstasy is a recipe for death Tyler Miller, 20, of Abbotsford. Died Nov. 27/11. Cheryl McCormack, 17, of Abbotsford. Died Dec. 22/11. Kato Burgess, 16, of Langley. Died Jan. 15/12. hree young people. Three random, tragic deaths. One thing in common. They all took ecstasy. And it killed them. One was an accomplished ¿gure skater and rugby player. Another was a budding musician. All had full lives of promising potential ahead of them. And it was all snuffed out, due to a little pill that was supposed to make them feel good. In Cheryl’s case, it was ostensibly to help with weight control. But that’s the problem with ecstasy, or MDMA, and its even more unpredictable imitators. They often do far more than what they’re supposed to do. Taking ‘E’ is playing chemical roulette. You could do it once, and feel good.

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Andrew Holota You could do it a lot, and stay lucky. Or, you could do it one more time – or just once in your life – and lose. Eighteen young people have died in B.C. in the past 14 months due to this drug, or some form of conction sold as ecstasy. That’s the other big issue with the little pills with the cute names such hug drug, candy, beans, scooby snacks, pingers, thizz and care bears. Like the party snack Bits & Bites – you get something different in every handful. Crystal meth, cocaine, LSD, OxyContin, ketamine (a sedative used by veterinarians), GHB (a date-rape drug), and a long list of other highly toxic, wild-card substances are thrown into the

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rest of the ecstasy variants out recipes by the backroom, bathtub there, and the dying will continue. chemists. It doesn’t have to be this way, The latest, deadliest ingredient to of course. There is a way to end lace the alphabet soup of ecstasy is the twisted, ugly irony of this drug PMMA. called ecstasy. It’s another synthetic stimulant, Young people can listen to ¿ve times more powerful than the messages being delivered MDMA, and slower to react. by police, That and medical encourages authorities, users to take and school another dose, It doesn’t have to be this way, of of¿cials, and and maybe course. There is a way to end the hopefully, even more twisted, ugly irony of this drug called ecstasy. every caring after that. parent and And then caregiver out there. suddenly, in some users, the body That message is simple. Say no. boils over. Or, you don’t have to listen to If the temperature remains the police and doctors and teachers high for more than an hour, the chance of death or permanent brain and parents. Just listen to Tyler and Cheryl damage is 75 per cent. MDMA/PMMA was responsible and Kato. But that’s impossible, you say. for ¿ve of the B.C. ecstasy deaths They’re dead. last year. That’s right. Tyler was one of them. Listen to their silence. Eventually, the PMMA tainted It says everything. pills might disappear off the street. Losing one’s buyers isn’t good for Andrew Holota is the editor of the the drug trade, after all. Abbotsford News. But, as emergency room doctors point out, that will just leave the

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Some suggestions to reshape the region Re: The real solution for the Pattullo (Column, NewsLeader, Feb. 22) In a perfect world, Chris Bryan is correct: just remove the Pattullo. Period. Then New Westminster would really be a nice, quiet, selfcontained community. However, reality will bite and some form of traf¿c Àow will probably be maintained. I suggest these ideas: 1. Make the regional long term strategy the reduction of commuting. This can be done by encouraging work to be located where people live. 2. Continue to expand rapid transit and feeder bus routes. The cost of fuel will help enable these ¿rst two points. 3. Use the river more. Put trucks and containers on barges between Deltaport and Coquitlam transfer points. While doing this, why not shuttle people on ferries up and down river? 4. Retain the existing Pattullo Bridge, but reduce it to two lanes, with no trucks over ¿ve tons. It

will last longer if lightly used. Discourage through-traf¿c on the Kingsway-10th Avenue-McBride route through New West. 5. Build a bridge (or re-use the existing 1964 Port Mann span) to connect King Edward, Coquitlam with 130th Street, Surrey. Four lanes, trucks permitted. Build an interchange with Highway 1. 6. Build a bridge connecting Boundary Road with No. 8 Road. Maybe someone at TransLink is listening? And yes, these things will cost money. Colin Dover New Westminster

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New Westminster defender Ryan Donohoe tries to deke around South Fraser’s Logan Harrison in the Àrst half of their under-16 game at the B.C. tier one Àeld lacrosse championships at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex on Saturday. The U-16 team Ànished the tournament with two ties and a loss. New Westminster teams won two gold medals at the championships. The Salmonbellies beat Maple Ridge 10-9 in the U-12 Ànal while the U-14 team defeated Langley 7-5 for gold. But the Salmonbellies came up short in the U-19 bronze medal game, falling to the Coquitlam Adanacs No. 1 11-8.

The second-ranked Douglas College Royals upset the top-seeded Vancouver Island University Mariners in four sets to win the Paci¿c Western Athletic Association men’s volleyball championship Saturday at Douglas. It was the third time this season the Royals had prevailed over their Vancouver Island rivals. The Royals now advance to the Canadian College Athletic Association nationals which begin March 8 at Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford. They’ll be the second seed behind the Ontario champions Humber Hawks. After splitting the ¿rst two sets, the Royals took control in the third with a 25-19 advantage, then prevailing with a 31-29 margin in the fourth set. Sam Shaw was named the Royals’ player of the match with four spikes and 19 kills. Jeff Taylor contributed four spikes and 14 kills. The Royals will open at the nationals against the seventh-seeded Volountaires de Sherbrooke, silver medallists in Quebec. The Royals’ women’s team didn’t fare as well. Seeded sixth of six teams in the tournament, they were ousted by the third-ranked Capilano Blues in straight sets.

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Winter Games medal haul for Burnaby Zone 4 player Ashley Steele (with ball) tries to get a pass away while being defended by the Fraser Valley’s Megan Kinloch during B.C. Winter Games netball action in Vernon. Zone 4 netball teams from Burnaby won gold and bronze medals at the games. LISA VANDERVELDE BLACK PRESS

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COFFEEwith Seeking truth in the Downtown Eastside For six years Gabor Gasztonyi well as a journal of his thoughts would photograph dapper grads as he dropped into their gritty, and beaming brides in his New unforgiving world, have been Westminster studio then pack his published in a book, A Room in camera to Vancouver’s Downtown the City. A collection of his photos Eastside where most smiles lacked will also be displayed in the New teeth. If there was anything worth Westminster library through March. smiling about in the ¿rst place. The project had a very personal Surprisingly, Gasztonyi beginning when Gasztonyi and his discovered as partner helped a friend he got to know escape her addiction and befriend the by moving her out of residents there the Cobalt to a more were plenty of forgiving environment smiles amidst the on Vancouver Island. Mario Bartel homelessness, He was struck by the addiction, grime humanity of the people and violence of Canada’s poorest living in inhumane conditions. postal code. “They’re from all walks of life,” “There’s a gentleness and love says Gasztonyi. “Many of them there that’s phenomenal,” says are bright and talented, but they’re Gasztonyi, who’s originally from hobbled by addiction.” Hungary but has been living in Like the highly educated New West for 53 of his 58 years. psychologist he met at one hotel “People think they’re bums, but who could stay clean long enough I’ve never felt so much spirituality to earn money at construction jobs in my life as when I’m in that area.” to refuel his addiction to cocaine. The photos Gasztonyi shot Or the “chain man” who wandered of people in their rooms at the streets all day burdened by a hotels like the Cobalt, Balmoral, huge set of chains draped around Roosevelt, Regent and Sunrise, as his shoulders.

Gasztonyi. “It’s amazing how many people will cooperate.” In fact, his biggest obstacle was often the staff at the various hotels he frequented. They weren’t so keen on his photos showing the often deplorable conditions of the tiny rooms. There were hairy moments like the time he found himself at a crack cocaine party. He observed quietly from a corner, careful not to pass judgment. “They were so high, they kinda forgot about me,” recalls Gasztonyi. At times the toll exacted on his own well-being was so high, he stayed away from the Downtown Eastside for months. But he always returned. “I feel good when I’m there,” says Gasztonyi. “You feel like the people there want to be remembered, they want their life represented. “ With his camera, he’s done just that.

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New Westminster photographer Gabor Gasztonyi spent six years documenting the lives of people living in single occupancy rooms in the hotels of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

Discarded by society, Gasztonyi wanted to tell their stories, give their worn, sallow faces life and dimension. “I’ve seen so many photographs of people on the street rather than where they lived,” says Gasztonyi. “When they’re in their home, they can be who they really are.” Visiting the Downtown Eastside, a small camera always around his

neck, Gasztonyi got to know some of its characters, who introduced him to other people, invited him into their apartments. Being disabled himself that necessitates walking with a cane helped break down some barriers. But more importantly he listened to them with an empathetic ear. “You have to try to get under the surface and gain their trust,” says

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Parents propose competency protocol Grant Granger ggranger@newwestnewsleader.com

The parents who went to the New Westminster board of education about the school district’s complaint process have now proposed a protocol to deal with the competency of teachers. Lisa Chao and Kal Randhawa had gone to the district about the failure rate in a particular Math 11 teacher’s classes. In January, they went to the board frustrated because of how their complaints were dealt with. On Tuesday, they proposed a protocol for the district to prevent a similar situation happening in the future. They suggested after every reporting period, a report should be printed out so the district can pick up on class performance. They also proposed teacher performance reviews annually and

the tracking of complaints. As well, they suggested school counsellors communicate concerns about teachers coming from students and parents to school administration. She said the reception they received from the board was different than their previous appearance. “It was much more positive, they asked us questions,” she said Wednesday. “Last time they didn’t ask us any questions at all. I don’t know where it will go from here.” Trustee MaryAnn Mortensen was impressed by the thought and research that went into the presentation. “They are being very collaborative. They are showing they are willing to not just raise concern and complaint, but work with the board in determining solutions that would be mutually agreeable to both sides,” said Mortensen.

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Gorgeous mtn, river & city views from this bright & spacious NE facing, 1199 sf, 2 bdrm (or 1 + den) luxury suite in the “Savoy Carelton” just steps to parks, Skytrain, shopping & schools. Suite features 9’ ceilings, newer tile in entrance, hall & kitchen, steam shower, newer window coverings, extra cabinets, 3 parking stalls, big closets, large covered balcony. The building is well maintained and managed and has great rec facilities (indoor pool, swirlpool, sauna, & exercise room, club house/games room, home theatre, extensive garden & more.


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A Grade 9 New Westminster secondary student is holding a fundraising event to help her go to Kenya this summer to build a school and work on water projects in the African nation. Madeleine Clarkson’s silent auction/appetizer called A Taste of Africa will be held at the De Dutch New Westminster restaurant on Saturday, March 10, 7 to 9 p.m. One item for auction is third row seats to a Vancouver Canucks game. For tickets and details email hbclarkson@shaw. ca. Clarkson has been a member of the Free the Children club at her schools for three years. For more about her journey go to madeleinelclarkson.blogspot.com.

Sunday, March 18. It is a concert reading of a Canadian comedy written by Eugene Stickland about an aging actress who is cast as King Lear. It is directed by Colleen Winton and stars Marilyn Norry and Rachel Harrison. Cellist Peggy Lee will perform her Jessie-award winning score. The show will be at Holy Trinity Cathedral, 514 Carnarvon St., in New Westminster, starting at 2 p.m. Details are at www. citystagenewwest.org and tickets are available through www. brownpapertickets.ca.

Career fair Monday For those in search of a career, Douglas College will be holding a Career Exploration Fair at the New Westminster campus on Monday from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Participants can meet prospective employers, explore different ¿elds and career paths, talk to representatives from many industries, develop contacts, gain job search advice and interview experience, and submit resumes. The fair will be held on the concourse at 700 Royal Ave.

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Friday, March 2, 2012 NewsLeader A21

Access to transportation key when choosing a new home

Transit ‘a really vital link’ in our lives How much is convenient transportation worth? It might be a cop-out to say “it depends,� but that’s how it is. Sometimes it can add to the cost of a home, but in other cases it can actually save you some cash. Take Forge Properties’ Keystone townhome development in South Surrey. Forge spokesman Cory Saran says lots of buyers are coming in from Vancouver and Richmond because it’s close enough to Highway 99 that residents can hop on the freeway and get going within minutes. And with homes starting at $445,000, he says commuters can save a bundle compared to living in a similar, 1,800 square-foot townhome downtown. “To buy a townhome with this squarefootage in Vancouver is a million-plus,� he

says. Saran says the proximity to the 99 is huge for Keystone buyers. From the development, you can get to Langley in 20 minutes and downtown Vancouver in about 30 if you’re lucky, he says. It’’s the same for developments near public transit. WestStone Properties’ 40-storey condo tower Ultra – part of the Urban Village project in Surrey’s City Centre – is a three-minute walk to the SkyTrain. Bob Dominick, vicepresident of sales and marketing at WestStone, says this proximity to transit has been a huge draw for SFU students in particular, but also commuters who get to work without a car. “Many of our residents look at it as access to entertainment,� Dominick says. “I think it’s a really vital link in our lives.�

Going for the gold

Celebrating the best of B.C. at the Georgies by Kerry Vital

In the grand tradition of awards season, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of British Columbia joined in the fun with their annual Georgie Awards, held on Feb. 25 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This year was the 20th anniversary of the awards, which recognize excellence in residential home construction, renovation, design, development, and sales and marketing. “From Whistler to the Lower Mainland to the Okanagan, the winners of this year’s Georgies are golden examples of what excellent residential construction is all about,� says CHBA BC President Doug Wittal. “The winners – and indeed all the finalists

– have shown us that B.C. is truly at the forefront of the country when it comes to innovative design, quality construction and great customer service.� Several familiar names in the industry were among the winners, including Adera Development Corporation for Best Innovative Feature and Best Townhouse Development for seven35 and Larco Investments Ltd. for Best Multi-Family Low Rise Development for their Morgan Crossing community. There were two big winners at this year’s awards. MAC Marketing Solutions was the recipient of six awards, including Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best Sales Centre and Best Project-Specific Website. They also

received a Special Platinum Award for winning 27 Georgies over the past seven years. Portrait Homes also won a Special Platinum Award for winning 27 Georgies in the past 11 years. This year the team won three other awards, for Large Volume Single Family Home Builder of the Year, Customer Choice Award – Single Family Home Builder

and Customer Choice Award – Multi Family Home Builder. This is the fourth year they’ve won the single family home award in the customer choice category, something that the company is very proud of as the winner of the award is selected by homeowners. To see a full list of winners and nominees, check out www. georgieawards.ca

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The teams at MAC Marketing Solutions, top, and Portrait Homes, above, were the recipients of a Special Platinum Georgie this year, after winning 27 Georgies in seven years and 11 years, respectively. This year was the 20th anniversary of the awards.

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

COQUITLAM

Mackin Park Mackin Park

1- 2 BED MODERN APARTMENTS from the low $200’s Situated in Maillardville, the historic heart of Coquitlam, these homes will be unrivalled in their proximity and access to all parts of Metro Vancouver. Register now – bluetreehomes.ca

Kanaka pricing subject to change without notice. HST not included. This is not an offering for sale. Such an offering can only be made by way of a disclosure statement. E.&O.E.

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Home buyers seminar With so many diverse factors to take into consideration when buying a new home, particularly in the Vancouver region, it is no surprise ¿rst-time home buyers need a little help de-mystifying the process. All the key questions will be covered by a panel of experts at the 18th annual seminar for ¿rst-time home buyers, presented by the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA) on Tuesday, April 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Bell Performing Arts Centre, 6250 144 St., Surrey. Admission to the popular seminar is free. Speakers are Robyn Adamache, senior market analyst, Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp.; Wendy Acheson, VP and registrar, Homeowner Protection Of¿ce, branch of

BC Housing; Narrinder Dhanoya-Bhangu, vice president, Paci¿c region, Genworth Financial Canada; Inde Sumal, vice-president of residential mortgages, BC region, RBC Royal Bank; Eugen Klein, president, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver; Tom Reeves, assistant vice-president, National Home Warranty; and Aaron Lightman, associate, Farris & Company LLP. Seminar moderator is Shayne Ramsay, chief executive of¿cer of BC Housing. Pre-registration is required. Register online at www.gvhba.org or call 778-565-4288 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Although the seminar is free, attendees are asked to bring a food item for the Surrey Food Bank.

Eye Catching Contemporary with Mediterranean Touches Open Sunday 2-4pm

4462 William Street, Burnaby

Custom European construction 3800 sq ft on 2 levels. Fresh redecorating clean. Elegant foyer w/skylight, sunken liv rm, spacious din rm, fam rm w/view, kit with granite, s/s, rich coloured island and cabinets, very attractive glass tile backsplash, roomy eating area and pantry. Three bedrooms on the main. No stairs to climb to bedrooms. Nice blend of solid oak, stained maple and ceramic flooring. Two bedrooms and large office or 3rd bedroom make up a lovely spacious walkout in-law suite. Sundeck and neat fenced backyard enjoy sunny south exposure. Situated on a quiet treelined street just steps to SkyTrain and Brentwood Mall.

Patricia Boscacci

Helping people make better decisions everyday!

Just Listed 7466 Holly Street, Burnaby $879,000 Rare find! Immac 2 storey home featuring 3 bedrooms up and a 2 bdrm suite down. Home features formal living room and dining room, granite fireplace. In floor radiant heat. Bright kitchen with family room and patio doors to an extended balcony. Master with ensuite. Downstairs a lovely suite for in laws, with a separate entry and laundry area. Bonus room for owners use. Attached double garage. Lovely quiet street. Walk to library, rec centre, transportation and High Gate. Don’t wait, call today!

16702 - 57A Avenue, Cloverdale $799,900 Custom built home on Ridge in sought after West Cloverdale. Home features office on main, Great room concept with open kitchen, granite, S/S appliances. Large eating area with patio doors to covered deck with gas fireplace. Separate dining room. Wood floors and extensive use of granite in all bathrooms. Master with ensuite and 2 other large bedrooms and huge loft area. 2 bedroom quality suite (unauth) with walk out covered patio area. Front & back yard with irrigation system. Come and view this beauty. Pictures can be viewed at www.patriciaboscacci.com

1003 - 10899 University Drive, Surrey $289,900 Welcome home to the Observatory, a quality concrete high rise at the Gateway Skytrain Station. This immac 2 bedroom, 2 bath corner unit features many updates, including solid hardwood floors, extensive use of crown moulding and wainscoting, bright open unit features a gas fireplace in living room, dining room with patio doors to huge balcony with lovely s/w VIEWS. Master with ensuite and a large second bedroom or den. Building features newly renovated lobby, with exercise centre, live-in caretaker and security system. Walk to transportation, recreation, university etc. Price below 2011 assessment of $309.000. This is a must see! Fast possession possible! Pictures can be viewed at www.patriciaboscacci.com

To view call Yuji 604-626-1521 New World Realty

Patricia Boscacci Sutton Group office: 604.603.9654 email: pboscacci@shaw.ca www.patriciaboscacci.com

Your No. 1 Choice for Your Real Estate!

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2, 3 & 4 BEDROOM GEORGIAN TOWNHOMES from the mid $300,000’s ABBEY ROAD

With a world of shopping, dining and recreation surrounding you at every turn, at Abbey Road you’ll never have to venture far from home. Set amongst large mature trees and extensive landscaping, open green spaces, private yards and muse entranceways, Abbey Road gives ›‘—–Š‡Ž—š—”›‘ˆϐŽ‘™‹‰‰”‡‡•’ƒ…‡•›‘—…ƒ‡Œ‘›Ǥ††–‘–Šƒ–ƒϐŽ‡š‹„Ž‡…‘—‹–›”‘‘–Šƒ–ǯ•’‡”ˆ‡…–ˆ‘”„‘–Š‹†•’ƒ”–‹‡•‘”‰‡– togethers with friends and family, as well as a traditional English garden with secure play area for little ones, and Abbey Road is more than a place to call home, it is a community within a community that brings every convenience and amenity right to your door step.

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SOUTH OF LOUGHEED

BURNABY’S MOST LIVABLE URBAN COMMUNITY

COMING SOON REGISTER NOW

SOLODISTRICT.COM This is not an offering for sale. Any such offering can only be made by way of disclosure statement. E.&.O.E.

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

AGREEMENT It is agreed by any Display or Classified Advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event of failure to publish an advertisement shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for that portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only, and that there shall be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement. The publisher shall not be liable for slight changes or typographical errors that do not lessen the value of an advertisement. bcclassified.com cannot be responsible for errors after the first day of publication of any advertisement. Notice of errors on the first day should immediately be called to the attention of the Classified Department to be corrected for the following edition. bcclassified.com reserves the right to revise, edit, classify or reject any advertisment and to retain any answers directed to the bcclassified.com Box Reply Service and to repay the customer the sum paid for the advertisment and box rental.

DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION Advertisers are reminded that Provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, color, nationality, ancestry or place of origin, or age, unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved.

COPYRIGHT Copyright and/or properties subsist in all advertisements and in all other material appearing in this edition of bcclassified.com. Permission to reproduce wholly or in part and in any form whatsoever, particularly by a photographic or offset process in a publication must be obtained in writing from the publisher. Any unauthorized reproduction will be subject to recourse in law.

Advertise across Advertise across the the Advertise across the Lower Mainland Mainland in Lower in lower mainland in the 18 best-read the 18 best-read thecommunity 17 best-read community community newspapers and newspapers and newspapers. dailies. 53 dailies. ON THE WEB: ON THE WEB:

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS 33

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

INFORMATION

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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CLASS 1 DRIVERS WANTED! Sign bonus $2000 for Owner/op ph: 604-598-3498/fax: 604-598-3497

CLASS 1 DRIVER

DENIED CANADA PENSION plan disability benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Call Allison Schmidt at 1-877-793-3222. www.dcac.ca

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To Surrey - Seattle pin to pin. Mon. - Fri. 8:00p.m. departure. Must hold valid Fast Pass and have 2 years experience. Please e-mail resume: ovrss@nethop.net or Fax or Call: 1.250.295.6449

PERSONALS

DATING SERVICE. LongTerm/Short-Term Relationships, FREE TO TRY!!! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1. Call: 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877-8045381. (18+).

Exp’d TRUCK DRIVER wanted for BC runs. Exc wages, benefits & equipment + weekends home. Fax or email resume & drivers abstract 604-513-8004 or tridem@telus.net

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Vancouver Island University training for over 50 years, No simulators. Low student / instructor ratio. 1-888-920-2221 ext: 6130 www.viu.ca/ heavyequipment

HAWAII ON THE MAINLAND, where healthy low-cost living can be yours. Modern Arenal Maleku Condominiums, 24/7 secured Community, Costa Rica “the most friendly country on earth”! 1-780-952-0709; www.CanTico.ca

108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

WORK FROM HOME. Largest Medical Transcriptionist employer in Canada looks to CanScribe for 100 more MT’s. We need more students! Enroll Today! 1-800-466-1535 www.canscribe.com admissions@canscribe.com

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

CLASS 1 DRIVER req. to operate Super B, vans and reefer. Min. 1 yr exp. Fill out log books & supporting documents. Air brake lic req. Starting wage $23/hr. 778-882-1968.

Class 1 Drivers & Owner Operators BC & Alberta Runs Local O/O’s require TLS COMPETITIVE WAGES! Send resume & “N” print abstract Fax: 1-888-778-3563 or E-mail: jobs@bstmanagement.net or Call: 604-214-3161

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

UP TO $20/HR We need 12 CSR reps now!

PAID training. F/T Hours Benefits after 6 months Must be outgoing!!!

bcclassified.com

MEDICAL/DENTAL

EXPERIENCED Emergency Medical Technician/Level III First Responder willing to also work as Camp Attendant/Cook’s Help/Laborer, June-August, 25-man trailer camp, pay DOE. Serious inquiries only. linda@ethosgeo.com

142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS

142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS

Administrative Position

SITE OFFICE ASSISTANT

Full time position in pleasant working environment with full benefits. Hours 8-4, Mon-Fri. Minimum of 3 years experience in data entry invoicing, pricing, invoice verification and customer service. Position requires attention to detail, accuracy and excellent telephone skills. Fluency in French would be an asset, but not required. 13139 - 80 Ave. Surrey,V3W 3B1 info@kiefmusic.com or Fax (604) 590-6999. No phone calls please.

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RECEPTION/BOOKKEEPER needed for busy auto repair shop. Some exp req’d. Resume to dino@marksautobody.com. SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, benefits, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net.

CIVIL & PARK CONSTRUCTORS Seeks Site Office Assistant for various projects in the Vancouver area. Must have own vehicle. Must speak fluent English. Must be computer literate First Aid an asset. Fulltime $15 - $18 (depending on experience) Plus OVERTIME and BENEFITS Fax resume to 604-507-4711 or Email: Paul.orourke@wilcocivil.ca www.wilcocivil.ca

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TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-665-8339, 604-681-5456.

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

HELP WANTED

An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty Mechanic for field and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780723-5051 ASPHALT PAVING Personnel Required: Paving contractor in the beautiful BC Interior requires paving personnel for all aspects of Asphalt Laydown. Applicants should have minimum 1 years’ experience in Highway, Commercial and Residential Paving, although candidates with construction experience will be considered for training. Please forward resume to paverswanted@yahoo.ca.

Carpenter-Joiner

needed for Westeck Windows Mfg. Inc. $ 22.00 -25.00 hourly - 40 hrs. per week. Send resumes to 8104 Evans Parkway Chilliwack, British Columbia V2R 5R8, apply by email at westeckjobs@hotmail.com or by fax at (604) 792-6714.

CARRIERS NEEDED YOUTH and ADULTS

Deliver newspapers (2x per week) on Wednesdays and Fridays in your area. Papers are dropped off at your home with the flyers pre-inserted!

MOVIE EXTRAS ! WWW.CASTINGROOM.COM Families, Kids, Tots & Teens!! Register Now Busy Film Season

All Ages, All Ethnicities

CALL 604-558-2278

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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

Vancouver's Urban Weekly, is seeking a full time retail advertising/ marketing representative. This opportunity is for a results oriented individual. Candidates for this position will possess the ability to service existing clients and develop new business in an extensive and varied territory. Must enjoy outside sales. If you have a proven track record in sales and customer service, thrive on working in a fast-paced environment, are highly motivated, career oriented with strong organization and communication skills, we would like to hear from you. Our work environment sets industry standards for professionalism and combines a salary/benefit package designed to attract and retain outstanding employees. Please send your application in confidence to: Gail Nugent Advertising Manager WE 280-1770 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC V6J 3G7 email: admanager@WEVancouver.com Closing date: March 15, 2012

www.bcnewsgroup.com

SALES

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SALES

Inside Sales Specialist

Advertising Representative

130

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Send resume to: Kief Music Ltd,

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ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS

EARN EXTRA CASH! - P/T, F/T Immediate Openings For Men & Women. Easy Computer Work, Others Positions Are Available. Can Be Done From Home. No Experience Needed. www.HWC-BC.com

HELP WANTED

ERICA @ 604-777-2195

WEBCO LEDUC - division of Sun Media, requires Full-time Heatset/Coldset 1st & 2nd Pressmen. 15 unit Goss Community. Competitive rates and benefits. Email resume: et@webcoleduc.com.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

DON’T MISS this opportunity. 30 year manufacture expanding across Canada. Fencing, decks and docks. Expanding your business or start new. Email: info@friendlyearth.com; www.friendlyearth.com. 1-800-4659968.

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EDUCATION

Get Practical Skills That Get Jobs

TRAVEL

Be Your Own Boss! Attention Locals! People req. to work from home online. Earn $500$4500+ P/T or F/T. Toll Free 1.877.880.8843 leave mess.

HELP WANTED

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR TRAINING

TRAVEL

to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or hunt@blackpress.ca

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DIRECT SALES REPRESENTATIVES. Canada’s premiere home automation and Security Company is NOW hiring AprilAugust. No experience necessary. Travel Required. E-mail resume: kkurtze@vivint.com Visit: www.vivint.ca

TransX hiring O/OPS BC-AB Excellent Rates + Lease Program PH: 1 877-914-0001

DATING SERVICE. LongTerm/Short-Term Relationships, FREE TO TRY!!! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1. Call: 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877-8045381. (18+).

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Black Press Digital has an outstanding opportunity for an Inside Sales Specialist to join their Digital Online Deals Team. This position involves sales interaction with markets across BC with focus on outbound sales calls and responsibility for identifying, qualifying and closing sales. You must be articulate and be able to cultivate relationships, while actively tracking, managing and converting leads into advertisers. Preference will be given to an individual with a successful track record in telephone sales, strong customer satisfaction results, and a desire to succeed. The successful applicant will be a driven, results focused individual with a strong “can do” attitude. For the successful candidate we will provide a very competitive pay plan including commissions and benefits package. Qualifications: · Previous telesales experience preferred, especially in advertising or online · Exposure to formal sales methodologies · Excellent verbal and written communication skills · Manage and maintain records of correspondence · Excellent organizational and time management skills · Excellent interpersonal and client interaction skills with strong attention to detail and accuracy · Must posses a calm/professional telephone presence · Ability to remain focused and flexible in a fast paced environment Black Press Group Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all applicants are given equal consideration. We will only respond to those applicants who most closely match the job specifications. We thank you for your interest in our career opportunities. Please forward your resume by Mar. 8, 2012 to: pwogan@blackpress.ca Attn: Paul Wogan www.blackpress.ca

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PROFESSIONALS/ MANAGEMENT

HOLIDAY Retirement is seeking pairs of motivated managers for our Independent Senior Living communities. You’ll have the chance to work alongside your partner, receive a competitive salary and excellent benefits. The ideal duo is team-oriented, with sales experience. Please apply on-line at www.holidaytouch.com or send resumes for both to myfuture@holidaytouch.com.

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RETAIL

CASHIERS/STORE CLERK req’d Your Dollar Store With More New West. P/T & F/T positions. Must be available for some week- day and weekend shifts.Retail exp an asset. Please email resume to ydswmnewwest@gmail.com Attn: Store Manager - new store hiring

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SALES

IN-HOME SALES PROFESSIONALS This Is A Real Opportunity to make over $100,000/year

North Delta based international basement waterproofing and crawlspace repair company Basement Systems Vancouver Inc. is GROWING! You will run self-generated and COMPANY PROVIDED high quality leads and close sales. Must have home sales exp. OR come from the residential real estate, window / siding / roofing industries, home inspection, or home improvement industries. Must be able to access confined spaces to do your inspections for quotes. 100% commission based income, offering the highest commissions in the industry. We provide the BEST training, systems, products, and services in the business. We are the biggest and best. A valid Passport is required for travel to training facilities. Reply with Resume as a word or PDF document to

careers@bsv.ca NO CALLS, please!!!

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

CNC MACHINIST Trades qualified manual machining background an asset. Afternoon shifts available.

MANUAL MACHINIST Trades qualified with good skills. Boring mill experience an asset.

GRINDER Capable of precision grinding. Experience on internal, external and universal grinders.

HARD CHROMED PLATER Prefer experience in the hard chrome plating industry.

TOOL ROOM ATTENDANT Knowledge of tools relating to a machine shop. Inventory management, purchasing & computer skills. Knowledge of SAP software is an asset. Competitive Wages & Benefits Package including RRSP Plan. Wartsila Canada supports the Federal Contractors Program as it relates to Employment Equity for Women, Aboriginals, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disabilities. Send/email resume to: Bob.boudreau@wartsila.com 1771 Savage Rd, Richmond, B.C V6V 1R1 Fax: 604-244-1181 www.wartsila.com

JPK CONTRACTORS requires rough carpenters/joiners as soon as possible. Responsibilities: framing walls, roof structures, windows, doors, assemble and join wood components, install floor beams, follow blueprints. Full-time, 24.50$/hour, Metro Vancouver jobsites. Ideal candidate with high school completion and at least four years experience as joiner/carpenter. Please contact us at jpkcontractorsca@gmail.com.

Required Immediately! Journeyman RV Technician for Kamloops largest RV Dealership. Jubilee RV Centre offers excellent wage compensation, medical & dental benefits, ongoing industry training and year round employment. Come join our team in sunny and warm Kamloops, where you will be appreciated, love our climate and enjoy all our outdoor activities! Please forward your resume to service@jubileerv.com Attention Steve Joyce - Service Manager

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Join Vancouver’s most talented artists and a panel of respected art judges to celebrate the spirit of community.

TRADES, TECHNICAL

SOLAR SOLUTIONS NEEDS ELECTRICIAN TO INSTALL SOLAR SYSTEMS.. LOWER MAIN LAND EXCLUSIVE. CHECK WHOLESALE SOLAR SOLUTIONS WEBSITE FOR DETAILS. CONTACT BUBBAFRANK@HOTMAIL.CA. WORK local! You could commute hours per day to work in the city or, you could work locally at IMW. Make $30-35 per hour plus shift premium as a CNC MACHINIST and $20-25 per hour plus premiums as a OPERATOR, spend more time with your family and earn while you would be driving. Send your resume and cover letter to hr@imw.ca. Only expereinced applicants need apply.

Vote for the winner of the People’s Choice Award. Bid in a silent auction and help create a piece of community art.

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HEALTH PRODUCTS

GET PAID TO LOSE WEIGHT. $5,000 For Your Success Story.Personal Image TV Show. Call to Qualify: 416-730-5684 ext 2243. Joanna@mertontv.ca. www.mertontv.ca.

Proceeds go to L’Arche Greater Vancouver, an organization dedicated to providing homes and day programs for adults with developmental disabilities.

HERBAL MAGIC - With Herbal Magic lose up to 20 pounds in just 8 weeks and keep it off. Results Guaranteed! Start today call 1-800-854-5176.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

Auto Financing FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-7920599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery.

AVOID BANKRUPTCY SAVE UP TO 70% OF YOU DEBT. One affordable monthly payment interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not the creditors.

Art celebrates the whole person: body, soul and spirit. And so does L’Arche.

Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161. MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in March, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-593-6095.

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LEGAL SERVICES

CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

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CLEANING SERVICES

DETAILED EUROPEAN CLEANING.

Efficient, Reliable, Friendly, Bonded Excellent References with 18 yrs of experience. Call Ivet: 778-235-4070

ARTof TOGETHER

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Come celebrate with us.

A CELEBRATION OF ART. A CELEBRATION OF HU MANITY.

SATURDAY, MARCH 10 201 2, 1–5pm NATIONAL NIKKEI MUSEUM & HERITAGE CENTRE 6688 SOUTHOAKS CRESCENT, BURNABY, BC www.larchevancouver.org

Many thanks to:

LICENCED & INSURED Cleaning Service. Res./Comm. Wkly/Bi-Wkly Free Quotes. Call 604-363-2475.

MAIDS R’ US The Best Cleaners around GUARANTEED! Best rates, exp’d staff, 27 yrs. exp. Refs. Wkly/bi-mnthly. Guaranteed, perfect work. Any package. Res/Comm. Give us a call

604-808-0212

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PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 32 Years Exp. Free Estimates.

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

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ARCO DRYWALL Ltd. Board, Tape Texture, Frame. New & Reno’s. 20 yrs exp, free est Mike 604-825-1500

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ELECTRICAL

ELECTRICIAN. Licensed. Local. Low cost. Big/small jobs. Renov. & panel change expert. 604-374-0062 NEW WEST ELECTRICIAN Small Jobs. Renovations, Panels. Elec. Heat, Lighting, Repairs. Call (604)591-7621 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

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MOVING & STORAGE

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 374

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

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

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

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

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

GARDENING

AFFORDABLE MOVING

PETS

Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

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

604-537-4140 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

329 PAINTING & DECORATING A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

.Jim’s Moving Winter Service

(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

LAWNS PLUS

Landscape Maintenance

D Economical Lawn Mowing D Complete Grounds Maint D Pruning & Shaping D Aeration & Power Raking D Fully Insured

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PLUMBING

Residential~Strata~Commercial

TREE SERVICES

477

PETS

BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. Vet checked with first shots and ready for new homes. $1,200. 778241-5504. Langley CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 CHIHUAHUA / MALTESE PUPS. $425-450. Vet checked, 1st shots. 2F, 2M. Abbotsford 604-866-8727. GOLDEN Retriever puppies, born Jan. 7th, family raised, very well socialized, 1st shots & deworming included. Mission 604-820-4827.

PITBULLS ~ PUREBRED. Ready for sale. $500. Vet ✔, 6 weeks old. Call 604-217-2983

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

STANDARD SCHNAUZER pups. 17 - 19” / 30 - 35lbs full grown. $500. each. 604-826-5846 Mission.

287

TIBETAN MASTIFF puppies. P.B. 8 wks old. Ready to go. Good health. 604-302-5914 or 604-440-3650

(604)671-2746 Free Estimates

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

533

FERTILIZERS

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

548

FURNITURE

MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

551

GARAGE SALES

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

560

341

CUSTOM HOMES

PRESSURE WASHING Andy’s Pressure Washing & Driveway Sealing (778)868-3374

• Basement, Kitchen & Bath Remodels • Room Additions • Drywall • Paint • Texture • Finishing • Floors & More

POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

Since 1972 Dan 778-837-0771

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

SAWMILLS from only $3997 - MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT. STEEL OF A DEAL - BUILDING SALE! 20X24 $4798. 25X30 $5998. 30X42 $8458. 32X58 $12,960. 40X60 $15,915. 47X80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

625

FOR SALE BY OWNER

REDUCED! 3Bdrms, 2baths, totally reno’d in & out, 6 new appli’s on 1.5 acres with year round creek. All Services. Burns Lake, B.C. Private. $125,000 firm. Call (250)692-3738.

626

HOUSES FOR SALE

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

❞A ALL RESIDENTIAL❞

* Electrical * Plumbing * Heating * Painting * Carpentry * Tile Work * Laminate & Hardwood Flooring Exc. Rates, Senior Disc. Work guar. Since 1986. Ken 604-418-7168 Roofing Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.

Making Your Renovation Dreams Come True... Kitchens - Bathrooms New Additions - Flooring Painting - Decks Windows / Doors Stonework - Siding & More Free Estimates * BBB * WCB * Insured

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

ZIGGY’S RENO’S. European quality work. Free Est. All types of renos. Best prices! 604-931-4224

.

356

RUBBISH REMOVAL

RECYCLE-IT!

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

604.587.5865

www.recycleitcanada.ca

bradsjunkremoval.com

Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!! 604.

220.JUNK(5865)

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

Call Andrew (778)868-3374

SHOP from HOME! Check out bcclassified.com

BURNABY & COQUITLAM

With accessible amenities, in safe family oriented communities of Coquitlam, North Burnaby. Pet friendly.

Subsidies available based on gross houseold income. ✮

2 Bedroom Apartment between $22,800 & $31,800

2 Bedroom Townhouse between $30,000 & $37,200

3 Bedroom Townhouse between $34,800 & $43,200

RENTALS 752

509

810

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

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

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

BURNABY

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.

Call 604-421-1235 www.aptrentals.net BURNABY

Villa Del Mar 6630 Telford Ave.

Move-In Incentive. Bright, large newly reno’d 1 and 2 bedroom suites for rent. Heat & h/w incl’d. New hardwood floors, huge balcony. Only 2 min walk to Metrotown Mall. Please call 604-336-4638 to view. Move in TODAY!

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

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

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557

818

CARS - DOMESTIC

2000 CHRYSLER INTREPID, clean, auto, 4 dr. 125,000km. Great shape. $2900. (604)583-1366 NEED A VEHICLE? EASY FINANCE!! Low Payments! $99 Delivers 24 Hour Approval. We Deliver! 3,000 Vehicles to choose. Call Now! Marty 1-888-414-8042. Big Discounts! www.eagleridgegmc.com.

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1995 CAMRY, 4 door, 4 cyl, auto, loaded, new tires, AirCared, mint cond. $2900 obo. 604-931-1236. 2004 MERCEDES C230 SEDAN show room condition, sporty, slick & great for the summer, auto, sunroof, only 47k, blk. leather, local.This can be yours for $11,930/ 604-328-1883

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

2008 TRAIL CRUISER 26QBS

MAPLE Ridge dntwn Urbano complex, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, inste w/d, f/p, deck, 2 u/g prkg. Nr amens. NS/NP. $1150+ utils. Ref. Apr 1 604-512-8725

NEW WESTMINSTER. 2 bdrm lrg l/rm & bal. inste W/D, 5 appl. Clean safe & quiet. $850. 604-584-8862. NEW WESTMINSTER

Viewing Dates: March 2nd 1:00p.m.-6:00p.m. March 3rd 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. Address: 14730 66th Ave. Surrey, BC (AROUND BACK) PARTIAL LIST ONLY Auction Details: As NEW Mac Tool Macsimizer Tool Series Chest (25k AS NEW) HUGE Snap-On Tools Tool Chest, John DEERE Skid Steer bobcat #317, Natural Gas Gensets, 3 large semi truck engines, Pipe Bender w/shoes 1.5”-2.5” , Honda Diesel Genset EX13D, Heavy Duty Truck Parts, 2 4500 w diesel gensets, 6 as new tool boxes full of tools, Gasket and Hollow Punch, Flaring Tools, Oil Filter Wrench Sets, Torpedo Heaters, Workshop Presses, Miller Welder, Ingersoll Rand Impact Guns, 2004 F-350 Crew Cab, rebuilt engine, with new chip, Hyster 50 Forklift, Hyster 2500, 4000 Clark Electric forklift, Toyota 2500lb Electric, Mac Tool Air Conditioner recharging unit, Landa 3500 psi pressure washer, pallet jacks, HYSTER 3000 Forklift, Pipe bender w/shoes 1.5?-2.5?, As New 2 5hp 3ph full size compressors, 3 large air dryers- 1 gates pc707 hose machine with dies 1ph - 2 , 1=2 miller 300 acdc 1ph wire feed machine with gantry feeder. - 1 miller 625 plasma assorted jacks - grinders floor jacks, hero airless paint sprayers with new lines and guns.- Snap on Mac torque wrenchs. - 1 10hp honda pressure washer. - asst Snap-On Mac wrenches sets. - 1 blue star miller 13 hp mobile welder. - 1 ph 100 amp high frequency welder. 1- professional grade pipe. - misc torches - safety equipment.). 1 peca 9 camera surveillance system with cameras. - 2 h beam trolleys. - misc parts bins. - various hand port-apowers, jack stands, jacks ETC.

SO MUCH MUCH too mention!!! (Subject to additions & deletions. Terms: VISA, M/C, AMEX, CASH 15% buyers premium)

DORIC MANOR 236 - 8th St. Bachelor, 1, 2 & 3 bdrm suites for rent. Includes heat / hot water and cable. Close to Massey Theatre, Douglas College, Royal City Mall.

NEW WESTMINSTER

Large newly renovated 1 & 2 bdrm apts available in well-kept concrete building. New floors and appl’s. Freshly painted. Patio and large storage room inste. 3 laundries in bldg. Rent incl’s heat & hot water. Sauna & jacuzzi. 5 min. walk to skytrain, Douglas College & New West Quay. Close to all amenities. Please call 604-834-1756 www.aptrentals.net

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES The OLDER. The DIRTIER. The BETTER. Flexible Terms. Quick Closing. Call us First! 778.707.9647

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS *****WHOLESALE Factory Direct***** Modular Homes, Manufactured Homes, and Park Model Homes. New Homes Starting @ $37,209, 16 wides $49,183, double wides $70,829. www.hbmodular.com or 877-976-3737 The Home Boys

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

604-294-2331

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

www.directliquidation.ca

518

BUILDING SUPPLIES

STEEL BUILDINGS FOR ALL USES! Spring Deals! Make an offer on selloff models at factory and save thousands NOW! Call for FREE Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

A/C, microwave, slideout, DSI water heater, awning, $4000 in savings! $14,983 (stk.28226A) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

2011 EVER-LITE 35RL-DS

Phone: 604-522-9153

627

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

COQUITLAM, low rise concrete bldg, 2nd flr, 2 bdrm, 2 baths, undg sec. prk, gas F/P, balcony, $1150. Avail. immed. Call (778) 889-3731.

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

Metro Vancouver Housing Co-operation.

Walker Manor

Date: March 3 , 2012 Time: 12:00 Noon Auction

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

AUTO FINANCING

For further info call 604-451-6075 to view

Move-Allowance

On Site Truck Equipment & Tool Auction rd

845

TRANSPORTATION

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

BURNABY

AUCTIONS

TRANSPORTATION

TOWNHOUSES

PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares req’d. Close to WCE, schools & shopping. No subsidy available. 19225 119th Ave. For more info & to book an appt. call 604-465-1938

Please call 778-994-2334

Mr. Cleanup Disposal SAME DAY SERVICE Seniors Discount

APARTMENT/CONDO

Spacious 2 & 3 Bdrm T/hses 2 Bdrm Apartments

REAL ESTATE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

Call Ian 604-724-6373

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

706

MISC. FOR SALE

.Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting

High Caliber Construction Repair, Replace, Remodel...

RENTALS

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

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

Purebred registered Havanese pups, great disposition, litter trained, 1st shots, many different colors to choose from, great pets for any family. For information call 1-250-8324923 or 1-250-517-7579.

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

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

PORT MOODY. Tides @ 300 Klahanie 2 bdrm apt, greenbelt, patio, 2 pkng, canoe club amens. N/S, N/P. $1365/mo. 604-469-1985. WALL CENTRE - 1 bdrm. + den + solarium - furn. - incl. heat, light, cable, net - Suits mature N/S individual. $1700 mo. (604)943-2440

736

HOMES FOR RENT

PITT MEADOWS. 2 & 3 bdrm. in family complex. Close to bus, schools & shopping. Ref’s req’d. Small pets okay, $1075/$1175/mo. Avail. immed. 604-465-1938.

750

SUITES, LOWER

Burnaby 2 bdrm lge livrm cls to bus BCIT SFU. Walk to Deer Lake. Absolutely NS/NP. Quiet tenant. $850 incl hydro/cbl Apr 1. 778-855-7471 COQUITLAM: Oxford Hts. Quiet St. 2 bdrm grnd lvl ste. $850/incl utils. March 15. N/P, N/S. 604-722-3346

752

TOWNHOUSES

BURNABY: Beautiful, large 1600 sf, 3 bdrm T/H with 2 bths, stone f/p & 5 appls. Walk to skytrain. N/P. $1495/mo. 604-479-4404. MAPLE RIDGE. Brookside Garden. Reno’d attractive 3 bdrm. N/S. Immed or Apr. 1.Call 778-835-0748

Dual pane windows, exterior shower, LCD TV, elec. Awning, AM / FM / CD / DVD. $32,483 (Stk.30968) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $7400 firm. Call 604-538-4883 2006 Nissan Frontier Crewcab 4x4 SE w/ canopy - all pwr. options, standard, local, no accident, 128K, exc. cond. Body lift, suspension, rims, tow hitch & loads of extras. $16,995 Call 604-916-7688

851

TRUCKS & VANS

2001 GMC SIERRA 4x4, ext cab, auto, green, 135K, $8300 firm. Call: (604)538-9257 FOR SALE: Excavating Company including excavators, dump trucks and skid steers. $250,000 O.B.O FOR SALE: Septic Pumping Company includes 2 trucks (one hydrovac, one pump truck) 250,000 O.B.O Email: jaydensunfire@yahoo.ca for more details.


A32 NewsLeader Friday, March 2, 2012

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