Page 1

Cpl. Ryan Argente is a reservist with the Royal Westminster Regiment who served a tour in Afghanistan Àve years ago. MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER

11.11.11 FRIDAY

NOVEMBER 11, 2011

A2 NewsLeader Friday, November 11, 2011

MASTER TRANSPORTATION PLAN UPDATE The City of New Westminster has recently started to update its Master Transportation Plan. The City’s existing Long-Range Transportation Plan was developed in 1998 and recommended improvements for all modes over the next 20 years. Since the existing Transportation Plan was adopted, there have been a number of changes to land use patterns and the transportation network within New Westminster.

CITYPAGE ADVISORY BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES New Westminster City Council will consider appointments to Advisory Boards Commissions and Committees for the year 2012. Volunteers are needed for the following Boards Commissions and Committees: • Advisory Planning Commission (3 vacancies) • Amateur Sports Grant Program Committee (2 vacancies) • Arts Commission (9 vacancies) (representatives from the following: professional arts sector, community based arts sector, interested community members, educational sector) • Arts and Culture Grant Committee (1 vacancy) • Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (9 vacancies) (representatives from the following: those who primarily use transit and/or walk; are commuters, utilitarian or recreational cyclists; are members of a bicycle club/ organization; can assist with planning cycling facilities; represent a local bicycle business; are students from the New Westminster school system) • Board of Variance (5 vacancies) (an independent body that hears appeals for relaxation of zoning regulations, extension of non-conforming uses, relaxation of servicing requirements, reconstruction of nonconforming uses and relaxation of tree protection requirements. The Board primarily deals with requests for minor variances to the City of New Westminster Zoning Bylaw regarding siting, size and dimensions of structures where compliance would cause an undue hardship.) • Child Care Grant Program Committee (2 vacancies) • Community Heritage Commission (6 vacancies) (members of the community at large with the following interests and knowledge: local heritage conservation; architecture, planning and design; building construction; landscape architecture and horticulture; history; and business and tourism) • Community & Social Issues Committee (8 vacancies) • Downtown New Westminster Parking Commission (4 vacancies) • Economic Development Advisory Committee (7 vacancies) (members of the community at large reflecting local industry sectors such as: education, health care, manufacturing, retail and commercial, technology and communications, arts/culture and entertainment, transportation and distribution, and real estate and construction, and one member from a Queensborough business) • Emergency Advisory Committee (5 vacancies) • Environment Advisory Committee (5 vacancies) • Family Court Committee (7 vacancies) • Library Board (5 vacancies) • Multiculturalism Advisory Committee (7 vacancies) • Neighbourhood Traffic Advisory Committee (1 vacancy) • Parks & Recreation Committee (7 vacancies) • Remembrance Day Committee (2 vacancies) • Seniors Advisory Committee (6 vacancies) • Special Services & Access Committee (7 vacancies) This volunteer opportunity allows citizens to contribute their expertise, experience and ideas in relation to important community issues. City Committees are created by the Mayor and Council to consider detailed information concerning specific issues and make recommendations to Council. By fulfilling this role, committees assist Council to perform its legislative function more effectively and efficiently. Committees operate with specific mandates set out in terms of reference or bylaws approved by Council. Committee members are appointed from both the community and from various organizations. Committee terms vary – some are one year; others are two or three years. Most terms begin in February 2012. If you wish to be considered for appointment or be re-appointed to an advisory body, please submit your application and a personal resume of your background. Application forms are available at Legislative Services at City Hall, and can be printed from the City’s website ( Applications must be received by email, fax (604-527-4594), mail, or hand-delivered by Legislative Services no later than Friday, November 18, 2011. For more information, call Donna Martin, Committee Clerk, at 604-515-3782 or email

The updated Master Transportation Plan will guide decision-making for transportation over the next 25 years and beyond. The updated Master Transportation Plan will recommend improvements for all modes of transportation, including walking, cycling, public transit, goods movement, and vehicles. This process is important to ensure that transportation investments work towards achieving the City’s strategic goals, make the best use of our tax dollars and help shift towards a more sustainable future. Please visit our website for more information and to have your say by filling out the online survey.


The New Westminster Police Service is looking to recruit Reserve Constables and Crime Prevention Unit Volunteers who are trustworthy and dedicated to join our team. This is a great volunteer opportunity if you are considering a career in law enforcement, or want to give back to the Royal City. If you are interested in applying, please call 604-529-2446 or visit Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2011.

SENIOR PEER COUNSELLING TRAINING Starting January 20, 2012 at Century House Are you interested in the well-being of others? Are you someone that others seem to know will listen? If yes, you might be interested in becoming a Senior Peer Counsellor. The Senior Peer Counsellor Program is once again offering free training for seniors interested in helping seniors help themselves. In this twenty-week training you will learn basic communication skills, with a focus on listening. Classes will be held weekly on Friday mornings in the Oak room. For more information, please call 604-519-1064, or drop into the SPC office Mondays or Wednesdays and speak to Jan Greenhow or Robin Macdonald. Applications can be picked up at the Century House Office.

ENTER THE RICK HANSEN RELAY CONTEST 25 years ago, Rick Hansen finished his Man In Motion World Tour by wheeling across Canada from Cape Spear, NL to Vancouver, BC. This year 7,000 people will follow in his tracks to continue the journey of making positive changes in the lives of others. If you would like to enter for the chance to be a Rick Hansen Relay medal-bearer, please go to You can enter to walk, run or wheel in the relay - do your community proud by joining in on this once-in-a-lifetime experience. This contest closes December 28, 2011.

CONNAUGHT HEIGHTS RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION The Connaught Heights Residents’ Association (CHRA) Election of Executives will take place on Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Connaught Heights Pentecostal Assembly, 2201 8th Avenue. Positions Available: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Director At Large To be eligible to vote or be an executive, you must be a member of the CHRA. Membership dues are $5 per year. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Karl Brysch (President) at 604-523-1455 or Mr. Mike Walmsley (Vice President) at 604-522-4512, or email

511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3L 1H9 | Ph. 604.521.3711 | Fx. 604.521.3895 |

Friday, November 11, 2011 NewsLeader A3


OPINION page 6 | LETTERS page 7 | SPORTS page 15

Dawn Black open house

On war and remembrance Cpl. Ryan Argente served in Afghanistan, and shares his thoughts on war and remembrance

would show up for three or four day visits. They hung out at the base and talked to those stationed there, but not to the soldiers on the front lines. Grant Granger “In front of the cameras they’re telling everybody emembrance Days from Cpl. we’re spending too much Ryan Argente’s youth were money and we don’t need something he hasn’t forgotten. to spend money on tanks. I The Royal Westminster Regiment can tell you the tanks made reservist’s family lived beside CFB a world of difference,” says Griesbach in Edmonton. About 1,000 Argente. military personnel would gather on Argente laments the fact a Nov. 11 to honour war veterans. lot of soldiers died trying to “The parades were somewhat get rid of the Taliban from spectacular,” recalls Argente as Afghanistan, only to pull out. he relaxes in the NCO lounge at “We lose all those guys and MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER then we give it up. If it were up Westminster barracks. Cpl. Ryan Argente is a reservist with the Royal Westminster Regiment who served a tour in A large majority of the Second to me I wouldn’t leave until the Afghanistan Àve years ago. World War vets that participated in Taliban left. If it was important no apprehension, just excitement. those ceremonies have passed on. injured, although Argente ended up enough to go there in the ¿rst “You rarely get to use your training Increasingly, Remembrance Day with a “pretty good concussion.” place to remove the Taliban, it should so when you actually go out and do is about honouring those who have be important enough to stay there until SUICIDE MISSION what you’re trained for it’s exciting,” served in more recent conÀicts like they’re gone.” Another time, Argente was only 200 SIGNS ON WITH WESTIES he says. Afghanistan, where Argente was sent metres away when his group heard They moved from Argente joined the Westies in town to town pushing the a blast. They went into a defensive October 2007, shortly after getting position while he and a couple of Taliban out. back from Afghanistan. He was 30 others went to the scene to administer “There was a lot of Cpl. Ryan Argente, Westminster Regiment We lose all those guys and then we give it up. ¿ rst aid. years old and decided to go back driving around getting If it were up to me I wouldn’t leave until the “There were three very dead to school to train as an aircraft shot at,” says Argente. Taliban left. soldiers lying next to four others that mechanic and is now in the process of “I have to say things transferring to the air force. had been injured.” didn’t change much. Argente says the bodies were so “After being in infantry there’s no The training we went such thing as a tough job. Everything mangled he didn’t ¿nd out until later through was long, intensive and fairly in 2006-07. beats sleeping on a desert Àoor and the dead soldiers were his friends. A realistic. Everybody did what they After holding down several jobs, boy of about 12 years old, who had getting shot at,” says Argente, before were supposed to do.” Argente was 24 when he signed up been seen riding his bicycle around shaking his head and admitting he’d One day, he was riding in the for the infantry in 2003. Argente felt town, rode right through the middle still go back if he could. “I don’t know back of an armoured vehicle as it it was the right decision from the of the platoon before turning into a why.” did a standard patrol. Argente was day he was sworn in. Regrets didn’t suicide bomber. Remembrance Day can be quite in the lead vehicle in the entry hatch happen too often, only in situations “It wasn’t my favourite day,” dif¿cult for him. In Afghanistan, they surveying for trouble. Everything like enduring minus-50 degree understates Argente. “Realistically it had each others’ back. Because of temperatures while stuck in a trench at seemed OK until the vehicle ran over makes you a little stronger. You don’t their extensive training they knew two anti-tank land mines. CFB Shilo outside of Brandon, Man. want it to happen again and you also where the other would be. That’s why “I saw the blast go off and all I That’s when he asked himself, “Why don’t want this sacri¿ce to be for on this Remembrance Day, he’d rather could think of was, ‘oh crap,’” am I doing this again?” nothing. Let’s make sure those guys be in Shilo doing a parade with his He came to somewhere in the OFF TO AFGHANISTAN didn’t die in vain.” infantry mates. Make no mistake, the bottom of the vehicle, and couldn’t In his third year he was assigned to While over there, it bothered Westies is his unit now, but “they’re see because the air was full of dust. It Afghanistan. At that point there was Argente when Members of Parliament not the guys I went to war with.” turned out nobody had been seriously



New Westminster NDP MLA Dawn Black will hold an open house at her constituency ofÀce, 737 Sixth St., on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Black is asking those attending to, if possible, bring a non-perishable food item or a Ànancial donation to the New Westminster Food Bank.

Spirit of the Season The Van Dop Gallery will hold an open house Nov. 19, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., to highlight its Spirit of the Season 2011 exhibition, which features handmade jewelry by Joanna Lovett of Burnaby, who will be in attendance. The exhibition continues to Dec. 24.

Correction Due to an editing error, the complete version of the proÀle story about mayoral candidates Wayne Wright and James Crosty did not appear in the Nov. 4 NewsLeader. We sincerely apologize for the error. It appears in today’s paper, in full, on N24.


WAS: Regular priced and then sent to the Outlet for... NOW: 20% TO 60% LESS

The Outlet has weekly specials that give discounts off its reduced “NOW” prices in-store savings that give you great value for every dollar you spend.



(DISCOUNT TAKEN AT TILL OFF THE ‘NOW’ OUTLET TICKET PRICES) CHOOSE FROM FRIDGES, STOVES, OVENS, WASHERS, DRYERS, DISHWASHERS, FREEZERS, OTR’S AND MICROWAVE OVENS. Sears Outlet sells over 100 major appliances weekly to some very satisfied customers who saved hundreds of dollars on their purchase and you can too!




OFFERS IN EFFECT FRI., NOV 11TH, 2011 to THURS., NOV 17TH, 2011 Unless otherwise stated, while quantities last. Sale priced merchandise may not be exactly as illustrated.




9850 Austin Road, Burnaby


NOW: $149.99 EA.

WAS $199.99


NOW: $187.99 EA.


NOW: $284.99 EA.



OPEN: Mon & Tues 9:30am - 7pm • Wed to Fri 9:30am - 9pm • Sat 9am - 6pm • Sun 11am-6pm











A4 NewsLeader Friday, November 11, 2011

Letter angers candidate


Voice school trustee hopeful says Atkinson making it personal in missive to past supporters

Stop up to 2.7 m shorter* in icy conditions with MICHELINÂŽ X-IceÂŽ Xi2TM tires.

Grant Granger





Ask your dealer for details on the NEW Michelin Promise Plan.™

from October 1 to November 30, 2011 on Passenger or Light Truck tires only. See claim form for details.

* Based on internal ice braking test results versus GoodyearŽ Ultra Grip Ice 205/55R16 size. †Certain conditions and limitations apply. Ask your dealer for details or visit While all-season tires are designed to provide reliable performance in moderate winter conditions, the use of four winter tires is recommended for optimal performance and may be mandatory in certain jurisdictions. Š 2011 Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. All rights reserved. The “Michelin Man� is a registered trademark licensed by Michelin North America, Inc.


404244 28144

379 Brunette Avenue, New Westminster   604 525 9215 )PVSTPG0QFSBUJPO.PO'SJBNQN

Monday - Saturday 9:00-5:00 • Sunday 11:00-4:00

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but my tires are so delightful! Even though we’ve got places to go, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Beat the winter rush! We have competitive rates on all brands.

Hankook i*Pike W409


Voice New Westminster board of education candidate MaryAnn Mortensen was picking up her daughter from school earlier this week when another parent approached her about a letter she’d received which Mortensen believes is an unjustiÂżed attack on her. The letter was written by outgoing trustee Brent Atkinson, who decided not to run for reelection after 31 years on the board, and addressed to backers of his previous campaigns. It calls for support of the four candidates endorsed by the New Westminster and District Labour Council and independent Glen Richmond. “It said a lot of horrible things MORTENSEN and she wanted me to have it,â€? said Mortensen. Atkinson denied Wednesday it was a personal attack and said he was only stating the facts. “I certainly didn’t mean it as a personal attack,â€? said Atkinson. In the letter, Atkinson writes, “The result of the “Save-the-Parkâ€? Committee led by MaryAnn Mortensen was that New Westminster School District will now get three new schools instead of four.â€? He also said because of her campaign to eliminate Grimston Park as a site for a new school, it also denies the city tax revenue because it was forced to purchase the St. Mary’s site, which had been slated for development. “I feel pretty aggrieved,â€? said Mortensen. “I


Monday - Saturday 9:00-5:00 • Sunday 11:00-4:00

found it shocking, targeting and preposterous. That somebody could lay blame to one person and the organization of an electors group (Voice) upon leaving shows bitterness and a lack of understanding of voters and the right of consultation before (deciding to build at Grimston) and not afterward.� Mortensen said it is unfair to make it her responsibility for six trustees voting to eliminate Grimston as an option. “If I am responsible for that it speaks to the ineptness on the school board.� She also pointed out residents surrounding Moody Park and Queen’s Park opposed the proposal because they didn’t want a school taking away park land. “A large amount of people made their views known about Grimston Park,� said trustee Casey Cook, also a Voice candidate. “Hundreds and hundreds of people came out. It was a groundswell of reaction. “To lay this at the foot of one person is simply inaccurate. It is nothing short of base politicking ... MaryAnn did what she thought was a noble thing and that was to save parkland.� However, Atkinson pointed out prior to the savethe-park movement, the board had unanimously chosen Grimston Park out of 14 options. “It was the largest in the city and probably the most appropriate. [The letter] just simply states a fact. MaryAnn Mortensen was the leader of that movement, both on television clips and at the board table. It’s not a personal attack on her, it’s simply fact.� Please see ‘MAN ALIVE’, A8

THE BEST DAY OF THE YEAR IS FINALLY HERE! SATURDAY NOV 19 | 10:30am Sing along with Rudolph, Frosty, and the Snow Queen. Join the parade to Santa’s Wonderland. See the snow and light show. Write a letter to Santa. Decorate a Christmas cookie. Whatever you do, don’t miss it!

379 Brunette Avenue, New Westminster 604 525 9215

Brent Atkinson, retiring school trustee MaryAnn Mortensen was the leader of that movement, both on television clips and at the board table. It’s not a personal attack on her...



each, installed, and balanced. Warranty includes free rotations and at repairs.


Find us on FACEBOOK

Friday, November 11, 2011 NewsLeader A5

Honour House opens to the public Grant Granger

Three years of persistence and $4.8 million pay off when the families come walking through the doors of Honour House in New Westminster. The look on their faces says it all for Allan DeGenova, who spearheaded the drive to convert a historic home near city hall MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER William Christopher Dennis and his dad, William Bert Dennis, relax in the into a place where veterans, ¿rst living room at Honour House. They’re staying at the facility while Chris’ wife responders and their families undergoes medical treatment at Vancouver General Hospital. Honour House can stay while receiving medical is having an open house on Sunday. Honour House is at 509 St. George St. treatment. “The relief and the comfort to bodied and disabled guests and a dining room area know they have someone who cares for them and with four tables. have a home away from home is everything to DeGenova now wants to show it off to the them,” said DeGenova. neighbourhood, especially nearby residents that put “It was worth it all, all that pain and stress and up with all the construction. That’s why Honour worry. It was all worth it when you see them come House will hold an open house this Sunday from in.” 2:30 to 5 p.m. After many construction delays, often due to “They’ve been extremely patient and it’s been unanticipated structural upgrades, Honour House extremely tiring... they’ve been just stellar,” said recently opened its doors to the families it was DeGenova, whose next task is to raise enough designed to help. It has eight suites, two of which money to retire the debt before moving on to build can be divided in half to create two more. It also Honour Houses in other provinces. has a huge kitchen that can accommodate both ableHonour House is at 509 St. George St.

Remember last Winter? Remember how unpleasant it was to get out and shop, visit friends and family, stay in touch with the outside world? Remember feeling so dependent on others as the weeks went on and the wind and rain seemed to never end? They are predicting the coldest winter ever seen in BC. Don’t let the weather put your life on hold this coming winter… or ever again! Maintain your independence and privacy while living in a community where everything revolves around you because that’s what smart retirement living is all about. Plus we have suites available now! Open House Week Sunday, November 13th, to Saturday, November 19th, 2011 10:00 am to 3:00 pm To book your private tour please call 604.291.1792 and ask about our “Pre-winter” Move in special. One month free if you reserve by November 27th, 2011. Final week to take advantage of this offer! Now extended to December 1st, 2011, with a bonus 2nd month free! Call now.

Amica at Rideau Manor A Wellness & Vitality™ Residence 1850 Rosser Avenue Burnaby, BC V5C 5E1

604.291.1792 •

+ɒ A UDʤʖQ


Home away from home for families of vets, Àrst responders needing medical treatment

A6 NewsLeader Friday, November 11, 2011


PUBLISHED & PRINTED BY BLACK PRESS LTD. at 7438 Fraser Park Drive, Burnaby, B.C. V5J 5B9



Answering the knock With mayoral and council candidates now lining up at your front door seeking your vote on Nov. 19, it’s crucial that you maximize the brief audience you have with someone who may one day shape your community. Instead of just shaking their hand and taking the information leaÀet they are handing out about themselves – or even worse, not answering your door – do yourself, your neighbours and your community a favour by asking that candidate, or their campaigning team member, how they would address your concerns. That up-close-and-personal audience only comes once every three years at the municipal level – that is, if you don’t come to council meetings or municipal open houses. See this as your time to shine. Elections should be about voters’ needs and not just about “hiring” someone to serve at municipal hall. That, albeit brief, encounter does not replace the impact you can have by attending council meetings where you can air your constructive opinions. But if you’re reticent to speak publicly, please open your door to candidates. Just letting them know what you value is critical for them to do their jobs effectively. And the experience allows you to take a more proactive approach to shopping through, in some cases, a long list of candidates who want the job of representing you. If you missed the candidates at your door, it’s not too late to connect with them. Many are on Twitter, Facebook or have websites and blogs, and you can write them an email. Better yet, there’s still some time to attend an all-candidates meeting in your community. So, whether candidates come to your door or you have to go to theirs, the opportunity – however brief – will allow you to wield your voting pencil with more con¿dence.

– Black Press


LAST WEEK: Do you think events like Movember, the Terry Fox Run, Run for the Cure, Ride to Conquer Cancer, etc, are getting us closer to Ànding a cure for cancer?

56 YES 44 NO %


THIS WEEK: Will Remembrance Day be given the same reverence when there are no more Second World War veterans? Vote at

To a man from another time Dear George Vernon Hudson, I learned today that you are the New Zealander who dreamed up the idea that Daylight Savings Time would be marvellous. Back in 1895 when you proposed messing with the clocks, did you ever think it would come to this? I doubt it. Today, folks all over the world are shaving an hour and adding one a couple times a year (though in Saskatchewan they know it’s bunkum and don’t touch their tickers). And it’s all because of your observation that ‘gee, wouldn’t it be nice to have a little more daylight when you knock off work?’ Well, yeah. It would be nice if it were so simple. It would be great if my computer switched back to Standard Time and my phone display wasn’t still on Daylight Savings. Or if the automatic lock on our of¿ce’s front doors ¿nally ¿gured out that back in 2006, Canada bumped its fall clock re-setting back a few days to be in sync with our wise neighbours to the south. And it would be lovely if my


Chris Bryan

toddlers could shift their biological clocks with such ease, and not wake up at 5 a.m., grumpy, ticked off, and wondering why they must wait two hours for breakfast. I said it was you, Mr. Hudson, they should be speaking to, but they just think their parents are sick-minded. And then we leave our homes to start our day, and the roads are clogged with groggy drivers and accidents spike? Does this make any sense? Rather than berate you, Mr. Hudson, I’d like to suggest alternatives. Using Standard Time year-round, I concede, would be a bummer. In Vancouver, the July sunrise would be at about 4 a.m. and sunset would be shortly after 8 p.m. Changing the clock makes sense. But why not use Daylight Savings

7438 Fraser Park Dr., Burnaby, B.C. V5J 5B9 |


year-round, and give it a new name, like TIME? Sure, in winter the sun It would be lovely if my toddlers could in Vancouver wouldn’t shift their biological clocks with such rise until 9 a.m., but ease, and not wake up at 5 a.m., grumpy, we’d have more light in ticked off, and wondering why they must wait two hours for breakfast. the afternoon. What’s the difference? Drive to work in the dark or drive home that And even here time has run way? In winter, life’s a pitch. amok. Like Saskatchewan, there The appeal is simplicity. are many Standard Time stalwarts Messing with clocks messes with in Canada. heads. Period. In B.C. the list includes Fort Or perhaps, Mr. Hudson, we St. John, Charlie Lake, Taylor, could be immensely clever, like Dawson Creek and Creston. In the ancient peoples, and divide winter, these towns share the daylight by 12 regardless of day clock with Edmonton; in summer, length so that an hour is, say, 45 Vancouver. (Is it political? I don’t minutes in winter, but 80 minutes know.) in summer. That way, we’d always Even Saskatchewan has get 12 hours of daylight, I suppose. exceptions, with the towns of As crazy at that might seem, it Denare Beach and Creighton pales compared to the patchwork choosing to observe that scheme of time across the globe. In North you dreamt up 116 years ago, Mr. America and Europe, they observe Hudson. Daylight Savings. A couple of We’ll that’s it from me. Judging countries in South America do, by the clock on my computer, it’s too. In most of Asia and Africa time to knock off. they don’t. And in some countries My phone display says I should they actually skew times zones, a have been home an hour ago. Sincerely, concept I’m not sure my nut can Out of Time grasp.











Jean Hincks

Matthew Blair


Creative Services Supervisor

Chris Bryan

Richard Russell


Circulation Manager

The NewsLeader is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to


Friday, November 11, 2011 NewsLeader A7


For our catalogue effective Nov. 11-24/11.; Page 1. The Keurig Single-Serve Hot Beverage Maker (#30060080) has an incorrect description and photo. It should be the Special Edition with 3 brew sizes and it should look like this:

A vote for your kid’s sake I will ¿nally vote in my ¿rst civic election. I always felt civic elections were about paving a street or parking tickets, but civic election results also affect my children, inÀuence taxes and reÀect the personality of the city. When we moved to New West 14 years ago from Vancouver we had two small children. Today, we have four children, all in the public school system of New Westminster, a school system I never paid too much attention to until this last year. After a little observation I now see there is de¿nitely something wrong, and if it were not for some exceptionally caring teachers and the efforts of a small group of industrious parents (thanks PAC), my children would be the victims of a very broken administration. Young families, don’t make my mistake, be informed and vote for your children’s future. Being so apathetic to civic politics I was never aware of all the misdirection of our two longest-serving school trustees Michael Ewen (incumbent) and Brent Atkinson (retiring) at plus 30 years each. Consider this when you vote; our existing district is the sum total of two men over 30 years leading us down a path that includes: • a $1 million loan that has stonewalled

any construction of a high school because the books either misappropriated and/or misrepresented funds. • no plan, or property to accommodate a second and third site for secondary schools (West Van with a smaller secondary school population has three secondary schools) • New West being the only city in Metro Vancouver to have only one high school, and it is one of the oldest, most dilapidated and seismically catastrophic structures. • New West and Langley share a reputation of de¿cit budgets, with the exception that Langley has double the secondary population of New West and 11 high schools, and an average of 880 students/school compared to our one school. Young parents, vote for trustees who work for your families. Your vote is a vote for your child’s well being and this includes safe and accommodating schools. Peter Tjernagel, New Westminster

MAYOR’S RACE COVERAGE WAS UNFAIR Regarding the NewsLeader’s Nov. 4 issue, I have some criticisms. There are four candidates running for mayor and I ¿nd it highly presumptuous that you have apparently, and without a vote, discounted

Vance McFadyen and Francois Nantel. You may have explained how you came to this conclusion later in your feature article, however we won’t know as the balance of the article seems to be as absent as your sense of fairness to all candidates. Barbara Kroeker, New Westminster

BED BUG TASK FORCE IN IMPORTANT STEP I was pleased to read in the NewsLeader of Coun. Jamie McEvoy’s call for a Bed Bug Task Force. We have seen similar developments to the east led by Ontario and Manitoba. Coun. McEvoy is pointing the way to provide a co-ordinated effort to ‘“spread the word, not the bed bug.” Education and early detection are the cornerstones to control bed bugs. Until we return to the state of awareness our grand-parents and their parents had – bed bugs will continue to spread and increase in numbers. A public information initiative that is accurate and current, like a bed bug task force, could be instrumental in helping to control bed bug infestations in this province. Ken Hando, Bed Bug Mutts Maple Ridge

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Foot Pain? · Foot Care (Corn, Calluses, Warts, Abnormal Toenails) · Bacterial and Fungal Infections · Sports, WCB & ICBC Injuries · House & Hospital Visits · Custom Made Foot Orthotics NEW – CUSTOM MADE FOOT ORTHOTICS FOR SPORTS, BOOTS, SANDALS and PUMPS

Dr. Syd Erlichman Doctor of Podiatric Medicine 2 Locations to Serve You 1110-750 West Broadway, Vancouver • 604-876-7744 309-301 East Columbia St., New Westminster • 604-526-2748

A8 NewsLeader Friday, November 11, 2011

‘Man alive that’s a stretch’



from PAGE A4

Atkinson was the only trustee to vote for retaining Grimston as a site for a new middle school and still believes the board should have stood up to public outcry. “In my opinion they should have stepped up to that, I did at that time,” said Atkinson. In the letter, Atkinson also mentioned long debates about bottled water, extended lunch hours and the location of schools as being unproductive and building rancor. Although Mortensen was the driving force behind asking for longer lunch hours, he did not mention her involvement. “If it were a personal attack, you bet I would have mentioned that in that as well,” said Atkinson.

Betty McIntosh h City Councillorr

604 619 8455 5 www.bettymcintosh.caa BettyM13 3

Cook also took exception to Atkinson pointing out Voice voted against supplying funds for the survival of the district’s business company in 2009. Since the board is the sole shareholder of the district, Cook charged Atkinson is in a conÀict of interest in trying to inÀuence who gets elected. “If a CEO wants to get involved in the outcome of who his shareholders are going to be, it’s simply inappropriate,” said Cook. Atkinson said he was only detailing what was a matter of public record from open public meetings. “It’s a matter of fact, the business company wouldn’t have survived if I hadn’t had that cash Àow. With a lot of hard work by me and others the business company is now making money. Man alive that’s a stretch.”


40 TH

MBER 10 - 13, 2011



12 - 8 PM


10 - 8 PM


10 - 6 PM


10 - 4 PM



1678 Southeast Marine Drive


Store Hours Mon.-Wed. & Entry Sat. 9:30-5:30 hidden in 1015 Columbia Street I.G.A. X corner Thurs. & Fri. Columbia Square Plaza Royal Ave. 9:30 - 9 Sun. 12 - 5

Efficient ENERGY STAR® CFLs and LEDs look great and save you energy. Power is precious. Let’s be smart with it.

For a limited time, receive instant discounts on select ENERGY STAR bulbs at the following retailers:

For exciting offers on ENERGY STAR lighting visit

Canadian Tire*

PriceSmart Foods

Cooper’s Foods


Costco Home Hardware* London Drugs

Save-On-Foods The Home Depot Thrifty Foods

Overwaitea Foods

*Select locations




10th Street


Columbia Square Plaza






ia S


Learn how to recycle your bulbs at

Friday, November 11, 2011 NewsLeader A9

Tackling social issues Candidates weigh in on topics from homelessness to seniors Grant Granger

The numbers have Coun. Jaimie McEvoy convinced New Westminster is headed in the right direction when it comes to homelessness, one of the many aspects of social issues in the city. In his campaign for a second term in of¿ce, McEvoy points out the city’s homeless count rose from 2002 to 2008 by 118 per cent, but the latest statistics show since then it has dropped by 45.8 per cent. “It’s a huge improvement,” said McEvoy. “We’re headed in the right direction. We’ve moved away from acrimony about the issue to sitting down with all of the players. We do have a situation where the cost of housing is rising. And that’s MCEVOY affecting all kinds of things, from causing people to be homeless to young people who grew up here not being able to live here. What we’ve avoided in developments in New Westminster is the approval of luxury condominiums ... There’s a full range of housing here.” The chair of the city’s seniors advisory committee is worried because New West has proportionally more seniors than most communities. Among his many concerns, he notes in 2006 New West had 1,250 residents 85 or older. “That poses some social challenges to the city. Among the more obvious things is safety. I’ve taken a position in that I really want us to upgrade our streets. We’ve had elderly people trip on our

sidewalks. They know the bump is there but they still trip,” said McEvoy. For David Noshad, a Voice candidate taking his ¿rst run at council, affordable housing, child care, and renewing aging sports facilities are high on his social agenda. Noshad believes New Westminster needs economic development to inject capital into the city to help pay for its social needs. He would like to see the city hire a consulting company to ¿gure out how to rebuild or repair the Canada Games Pool to support young people. “Really they need a place to go to work out and for sporting activity. We need to invest in our young people,” said Noshad. He feels if the city can improve NOSHAD the social well-being of the community it will improve New Westminster. That social well-being includes ¿nding affordable places for people to live. Noshad suggests hiring consultants to ¿gure out how to boost residents’ incomes, to help them get a place to live. “Affordable housing is one of the big problems in New Westminster right now. Lots of people are struggling because they can’t afford to pay rent,” said Noshad. Independent candidate Paul Mulangu founded Centre of Integration for African Immigrants which recently closed due to lack of funding despite him chaining himself to its doors for 16 days last month. “People are running around without knowing where they can have a job. Small businesses are closing in New Westminster because of the high tax,” said Mulangu.

Fresh and fast! Homemade European Food


• Hearty Bean Soup • Meaty Goulash • Cabbage Rolls • Awesome Half Pound Burgers

BUouRs hEomKemadice e of

Our fam ie in your cho otato. nd p try p filo pas ach, or meat a hole. rw spin cheese, by the slice o ng! Sold tertaini

Dine in or take out!

t for en Excellen


7340 Kingsway Burnaby Tel. 604.526.6580

New Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm

FEATURES OF THE WEEK: ALIVE ONCE DAILY Whole food vitamin especially formulated for men and women


ANTI COLD BY NATURAL FACTORS Anti cold immune system support *anti viral also available




$2.00 OFF

589 6th Street, New Westminster 604.527.0500

Please see NEED TO HELP, A11














5-year/100,000 km Comprehensive Limited Warranty 5-year/100,000 km Powertrain Warranty 5-year/100,000 km Emission Warranty

)*()8": 4.9L/100 KM 58 MPGΩ




TMThe Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names, images and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. †Finance offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on a new 2012 Accent L 5Dr 6-SpeedBi-weekly payment is $101/$181/$182/$190. No down payment is required. Cost of Borrowing is $1,292/$0/$754/$0. Finance offers include Delivery and Destination of $1,495/$1,565/$1,760/$1,760. Registration, insurance, PPSA, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Financing example: 2012 Accent L 5Dr 6-Speed for $14,344 at 2.9% per annum equals $101 bi-weekly for 72 months for a total obligation of $15,636. Cash price is $14,344. No down payment is required. Cost of Borrowing is $1,292. Example price includes Delivery and Destination of $1,495 and $750 bonus cash. Registration, insurance, license fees, PPSA and all applicable taxes are excluded. Price for models shown: 2012 Accent GLS 5D $18,694. Delivery and Destination charge of $1,495 is included. Registration, insurance, PPSA, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Fuel economy comparison based on combined fuel consumption rating for the 2012 Accent 5Dr 6-Speed Manual (4.9L/100km), manufacturer’s testing and 2011 AIAMC combined fuel consumption ratings for the sub-compact vehicle class. Fuel consumption for 2012 Accent L 5Dr 6-Speed (HWY 4.9L/100KM; City 6.7L/100KM) is based on Manufacturer’s testing. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Fuel economy figures are used for comparison purposes only. Dealer may sell for less. Inventory is limited, dealer order may be required. Based on the August 2011 AIAMC report. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program gram ( See your dealer for eligible vehicles and full details of the Graduate Rebate Program. ††Hyundai’s Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage covers most vehicle components aga against defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance conditions.


live smart.

A10 NewsLeader Friday, November 11, 2011

Meet Team Dueck~ Getting you back on the road

COMMUNITYcorner What would your wish be?


MOBILE GLASS GLASS 604-910-0861 | BODY SHOP 604-324-0480 400 S. E. Marine Dr., Vancouver 604-324-7222 THREE LOCATIONS TO 888 Terminal Ave., Vancouver 604-675-7900 12100 Fetherstone Way, Richmond 604-273-1311 SERVE YOU


skills. Get


For people with barriers to education or employment

Customer Service and Cashier Training 604 777 6164 Light Warehouse Training 604 777 6063 Transitions Program (for Tri-Cities Grade 12 students) 604 777 6200

Learn to teach

English with the TESL program

`Learn how to design and deliver courses for adults ` Learn to teach and tutor listening, speaking, reading,

and writing See how classroom management works in multicultural language learning ` Observe and practice teaching in a real ESL class `

Classes start January 2012 at our Coquitlam Campus. Attend an info session this month and find out more: For more details see or email

ovember is a time of reflection. And with today being Remembrance Day it is a time of thanks. Having friends who serve with the military and a daughter who’s currently on her second tour in Afghanistan, I always take time to observe this day. As Canadians we are fortunate to live in a country that cares about others and is there to support those in need of assistance. So on this day, if I was granted one wish, it would be for world peace and the safe return of our Canadian soldiers (guess Cindy Sale that’s two wishes). At the discovery centre, we offer you the opportunity to reÀect and make your own wishes—for the Fraser River. Through interactive exhibits and fun hands-on programs we encourage visitors to reÀect on the importance of the Fraser River. With its diversity of people and industry, natural beauty and abundant resources it’s a special place and worth taking care of. Currently, Luyi, the discovery centre’s exhibit coordinator is working on a new exhibit and has found an interesting way to get visitors thinking about the river. From the initial vision to the ¿nal unveiling, there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes in creating an exhibit and presently, part of our gallery looks like a construction zone. And


Cindy Sale with one of the wishing leaves on the wishing tree that is to be part of a new installation at the Fraser River Discovery Centre.

leaning in a corner of this space is a 12-foot aspen. Its branches are naked of leaves and it reminds me of a Charlie Brown Christmas tree patiently waiting for decorations. This special tree is waiting for wishes. Wishes from visitors…wishes about the environment… wishes about the sustainability of the Fraser River… wishes from you! So the next time you are gazing over the Fraser River, reÀect upon its importance to you and to the next generation and then come in to the discovery centre and place your wish on to a branch of the Wishing Tree. Cindy Sale is the communication and event coordinator at the Fraser River Discovery Centre.

Friday, November 11, 2011 NewsLeader A11

Need to help people find jobs: Liu from PAGE A9

city has been putting up quite a bit of social housing, and approving day care operations. “The city is actually addressing that quite well. They are listening, they are working hand in hand with the Salvation Army. I can’t knock it, even though I’m trying to run for council,” said Liu. He points out many of those on welfare or unemployed get their cheques and receive lectures on being out of work, but they’re not dealt with individually. “Why are we not taking them to the next step?” said Liu. “They don’t respond when you lecture them and nag on them.” Liu believes with the backing of the provincial and federal governments the city can help make changes that will allow people to ¿nd jobs and live in New West. “If we can make that happen then we have now made a change where we would be leaders.”

PLEASE READ THE FINE PRINT: *2011 Tacoma up to $4000 cash back; valid on 4x4 models only; $3000 in customer cash incentive & $1000 in non-stackable cash for a total discount of $4000. **2011 Venza up to $4000 cash back; is on FWD models only. Receive $500 in customer cash incentive & $3500 in nonstackable cash for a total discount of $4000. ***2011 RAV4 up to $3000 cash back; Receive $1000 in customer cash incentive & $500 Non-Stackable Cash for a total discount of $2000. 0% finance for 72 months, upon credit approval, available on Yaris Hatchback and Yaris Sedan. Non-stackable cash offers on select vehicles only. Valid on cash only retail delivery of select new unregistered Toyota vehicles, when purchased from a Toyota BC dealership. Non-stackable cash back offers may not be combined with Toyota Financial Services lease or finance rates. Vehicle must be purchased, registered and delivered by November 30, 2011. See for complete details on all cash back offers. Visit your Toyota BC Dealer or for more details. Some conditions apply; offers are time limited and may change without notice. Dealer may lease/sell for less. In the event of any discrepancy or inconsistency between Toyota prices, rates and/or other information contained in this advertisement (or on and that contained on, the latter shall prevail. Errors and omissions excepted.

“The youth come to study at Douglas College, but after school they go back. They don’t stay in New Westminster. We need to provide housing, we need to provide afterschool jobs.” Mulangu said when he arrived from the Congo 15 years ago it was easy to ¿nd an apartment in New West, but it’s become too expensive. He now lives in a BC Housing building in Vancouver’s False Creek. The city, he said, needs to create a mix of housing like False Creek. He’s upset about three condominium blocks going up on Carnarvon Street without any social housing. “If you only put the rich people in one place it’s a lack of balance. You need the balance,” said Mulangu. Gerry Liu, another independent seeking his ¿rst term, believes the

9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

SAVE THE DATE! Affordable Ticket Printing for Any Event, Any Location 12 cents per ticket, 6 bright colours No print job too BIG or small Quick turnaround - Deliveryy Available Q

Ticket Printing Form Now On-Line On Line 604-468-9403 1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam


4000 CASH BACK $











Book Marks


Bus. Cards


Rack Cards


Note Pads



334 12th Street New Westminster

o n e s o u r c e p r o d u c t i o n .c o m


4000 CASH BACK $




3000 CASH BACK $


sav save sa t the best

JIM PATTISON TOYOTA NORTH SHORE 849 Auto Mall Drive (604) 985-0591

GRANVILLE TOYOTA VANCOUVER 8265 Fraser Street (604) 263-2711

For all of your Promotional needs X Flyers

604 521-1295




last. 30692


Open Monday - Friday 9:00 - 5:00

tto o the he

JIM PATTISON TOYOTA DOWNTOWN 1290 Burrard Street (604) 682-8881



LANGLEY TOYOTATOWN LANGLEY 20622 Langley Bypass (604) 530-3156

JIM PATTISON TOYOTA SURREY 15389 Guildford Drive (604) 495-4100 6701


OPENROAD TOYOTA RICHMOND Richmond Auto Mall (604) 273-3766

OPENROAD TOYOTA PORT MOODY 3166 St. John’s Street (604) 461-3656 7826



% /72


DESTINATION TOYOTA BURNABY 4278 Lougheed Highway (604) 571-4350 9374

PEACE ARCH TOYOTA SOUTH SURREY 3174 King George Highway (604) 531-2916 30377

SUNRISE TOYOTA ABBOTSFORD Fraser Valley Auto Mall (604) 857-2657 5736

REGENCY TOYOTA VANCOUVER 401 Kingsway (604) 879-8411 8507

WEST COAST TOYOTA PITT MEADOWS 19950 Lougheed Highway (866) 910-9543 7662

VALLEY TOYOTA CHILLIWACK 8750 Young Road (604) 792-1167 8176

SQUAMISH TOYOTA SQUAMISH 39150 Queens Way (604) 567-8888 31003

WESTMINSTER TOYOTA NEW WESTMINSTER 210 - 12th Street (604) 520-3333 8531



#401 718 Main Street, VAN SUN 2:00-4:00 #5-1222 Cameron Street, NW SUN 2:00-4:00

312 3rd Street, NW SUN 2:30-4:30 54 Courtney Crescent, NW SUN 2:30-4:30 836 Burnaby Street, NW SUN 2:30-4:30 #2 168 6th Street, NW SAT & SUN 2:30-4:30 #303 777 8th Street, NW SAT 12:00-2:00 #302 18 Smokey Smith, NW SAT 2:30-4:30 227 Regina Street, NW SUN 2:00-4:00 #1603-69 Jamieson Court, NW SUN 2:00-4:00


A12 NewsLeader Friday, November 11, 2011


Jonathan X. Cote New Westminster City Council

Making a Difference

Greening our City

• Expanding recycling p rograms • Investing in pedestria n walkways & bike routes


for positive change




JONINA CAMPBELL Quality Education for New Westminster Students /joninacampbellcampaign Email:

Douglas College strikes third deal with Chinese institution Douglas College signed an agreement with Beijing Union University (BUU) on Wednesday to allow BUU students to do a semester of studies at Douglas. The two institutions will also do faculty exchanges and joint research, particularly in the areas of urban heritage and sustainability. “Internationalization is one of the pillars of our strategic plan and is part of a broader educational experience,” said Douglas College president Scott McAlpine. “We infuse global thinking and opportunities throughout our institution, and our partnership with Beijing Union University is one manifestation of that holistic approach.” Also this week, Douglas is renewing its agreements with the Shanghai Administrative Institute and the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade.

Friday, November 11, 2011 NewsLeader A13




PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the City of New Westminster that an election by voting is necessary to elect one (1) Mayor, six (6) Councillors, and seven (7) School Trustees, and that the persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are:

Advance Voting Opportunities will be open to qualified electors of the City of New Westminster: Date: Time: Location:

MAYOR – One (1) to be elected SURNAME


Crosty McFadyen Nantel Wright

James Vance François Wayne




New Westminster New Westminster New Westminster New Westminster

Date: Time: Location:

COUNCILLOR – Six (6) to be elected SURNAME




Ashdown Bell Cote Donnelly Harper Krasnogor Liu McEvoy McIntosh Mulangu Noshad Osterman Palmer Puchmayr Sihota Wandell Williams

John James Jonathan X. Calvin Bill Vladimir Gerry Jaimie Betty Paul David Bob Gavin Chuck Harp Susan Lorrie

VOICE New Westminster

New Westminster New Westminster New Westminster New Westminster New Westminster New Westminster New Westminster New Westminster New Westminster Vancouver New Westminster New Westminster New Westminster New Westminster New Westminster New Westminster New Westminster

VOICE New Westminster VOICE New Westminster

VOICE New Westminster

SCHOOL TRUSTEE – Seven (7) to be elected SURNAME


Bell Campbell Cook Ewen Goring Graham Janzen McEachern Keen Mortensen Pepa Phelan Richmond

James Jonina Casey Michael Jim Lisa James Brenda MaryAnn James David Glen


VOICE New Westminster VOICE New Westminster VOICE New Westminster VOICE New Westminster VOICE New Westminster


New Westminster New Westminster New Westminster New Westminster New Westminster New Westminster New Westminster New Westminster New Westminster New Westminster New Westminster New Westminster

GENERAL VOTING DAY, SATURDAY, NOVEMB NOVEMBER 19, 2011 General Voting Day will be open to qualified electors of the City of New Westminster on Saturday, November 19, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the following locations: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, B.C.

Queen Elizabeth School, 921 Salter Street Connaught Heights School, 2201 London Street Lord Tweedsmuir School, 1714 Eighth Avenue Lord Kelvin School, 1010 Hamilton Street St. Barnabas Anglican Church Hall, 1010 Fifth Avenue John Robson School, 120 Eighth Street River Market, 2nd Floor, 810 Quayside Drive Century House, 620 Eighth Street The Armoury, 530 Queen’s Avenue Herbert Spencer School, 605 Second Street Dunwood Place, 101 – 901 Colborne Street F.W. Howay School, 91 Courtney Crescent Glenbrook Park Amenities Centre, 76 Jamieson Court Richard McBride School, 331 Richmond Street Sapperton Pensioners Hall, 318 Keary Street

Please note that voting cards are not issued to New Westminster electors for the Municipal Election. Qualified electors are entitled to vote once at any one of the above locations.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, B.C.

All qualified electors will be eligible to vote during Advance Voting.

SPECIAL VOTING OPPORTUNITIES Special Voting Opportunities for the 2011 General Local Election will be open to qualified electors of the City of New Westminster on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at the following times and locations: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Queen’s Park Hospital 315 McBride Boulevard New Westminster, B.C.

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Royal Columbian Hospital 330 Columbia Street East New Westminster, B. C.

Only qualified electors of New Westminster who are patients at the above facilities on the dates and times shown are eligible to vote at the special voting opportunities. Where the patient is unable to attend the voting place within the facility, election officials may attend the patient for the purpose of receiving their ballot.

ELECTOR REGISTRATION If you are not on the list of electors, you may register at the time of voting by completing the required application form available at the voting place. To register you must meet the following qualifications: • 18 years of age or older; and • Canadian citizen; and • resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding voting day; and • resident of OR registered owner of real property in the City of New Westminster at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day; and • not otherwise disqualified by law from voting. Resident electors will be required to produce 2 pieces of identification, at least one of which must contain the applicant’s signature. The identification documents must prove identity and proof of residency in the City of New Westminster. Non-resident property electors will be required to produce 2 pieces of identification that provide evidence of the applicant’s identity, at least one of which must contain the signature of the applicant; and must complete the required non-resident property elector application form to prove ownership of property in the City of New Westminster. Applications to register as a nonresident property elector may be made at the Election Office at City Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding Statutory Holidays) during the period of Tuesday, September 27, 2011 to Saturday, November 19, 2011 (General Voting Day). You will be requested to deliver this form to the voting place, where you will be issued a ballot in order for you to vote. If more than one person owns the property, only one owner may register and that person must have the written consent of a majority of the other owners. You must apply at the Election Office at City Hall in order to prove ownership of property. FURTHER INFORMATION on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting the Election Office at 604 527-4572. Brenda Sims Chief Election Officer Doc#83563

A14 NewsLeader Friday, November 11, 2011

THANK YOU To all those who have served, all of those still serving, and the families that have waited for them to come home. And, thank you Grandpa. Though you are missed, your sacriďŹ ce is remembered Councillor

Jaimie McEvoy

Friday, November 11, 2011 NewsLeader A15


I’m a family doctor. volunteer. parent. voter. Dr. Shiraz Mawani FAMILY DOCTOR


A United defender hangs on tight as he tries to tackle a Burnaby Lake ball carrier in BC Rugby Union U-19 action Saturday at Burnaby Lake Àelds. United won the match 17-15. United’s tier one women also won, 33-24 over Capilano.

Hyacks make playoffs by a foot Last minute goalline stand propels senior team into post season showdown with Centennial For the New Westminster Hyacks, the continuation of their senior football season came down to one foot. With less than a minute left on the clock, the West Vancouver Highlanders had driven to the edge of the Hyacks’ end zone after recovering a bobbled ¿eld goal snap deep in their own zone. But on fourth down, New West defensive back Jonathan Lopez stood tall, stopping the West Van ball carrier in his tracks, preserving the Hyacks’ 21-14 win and propelling his team into the AAA playoffs. “This is why football is the greatest sport in the world,” said Hyacks head coach Farhan Lalji. “We always talk about life lessons being learned on 4th and goal at the one. Tonight our kids lived that and will never forget that moment.” The game hadn’t started quite so well for the Hyacks, who

were shut out 41-0 in their three previous games. West Vancouver scored ¿rst when linebacker Graeme TodTims blocked a Hyacks’ punt from their own 25 yard line, then ran it in for the major. New West made it 7-6 on Kevin Sabau’s 13-yard scamper, but an attempt for the two-point conversion failed. The Hyacks scored twice in the second quarter. Quarterback Tommy Robertson’s one yard run for a touchdown and a successful two-point conversion by running back Eric Teng put them in front 14-7. Robertson then connected with receiver Jeremy Wilson for a 20-yard touchdown. The extra point made it 21-7 at the half. West Vancouver opened the second half by recovering an onside kick. Two plays later they were in the Hyacks’ end zone on a 27-yard reception by wide receiver Blake Whitely. But that’s as close as they got. “Once again we had a huge breakdown right at the start,” said Lalji. “For the past ¿ve weeks we’ve folded at those moments. Tonight the kids battled through that and other adversity. They wanted to continue playing and

showed it.” Besides his game-saving tackle, Lopez made 10 other stops to lead the Hyacks’ defence. Sabau led the offence with 114 yards on six carries, including one touchdown. • The Hyacks will play Centennial in the ¿rst round of the playoffs, Saturday at BC Place Stadium. Game time is scheduled for 5 p.m. The winner will play the topranked St. Thomas More Knights in the quarter¿nals. The Knights capped off a perfect season with a 38-28 win over Lord Tweedsmuir. • New Westminster grad Casey Chin had another strong outing in the SFU Clan’s ¿nal game of their GNAC season, counting eight tackles in a 35-24 victory over the Central Washington University Wildcats Saturday at Terry Fox Field. The victory was their third of the season (second in conference play) against seven losses (six against conference opponents). The Clan charged back from a 17-6 de¿cit early in the fourth quarter with 29 points. Quarterback Trey Wheeler completed 20 of his 28 passes for 266 yards to lead the offence.

In the developing world, people struggle to get drinking water, sanitary sewers, schools and basic things like roads, fire protection and policing. We have all these things in our community. All of these services are provided by local government. While we think of these essential services as ‘rights’, fewer than one in four people are voters in their local elections in some BC communities. The health of our community, and our families, depends on these important services. Being a voter is the way we earn and exercise our ‘rights.’ Be a voter – it’s my prescription for a strong community and a strong ‘you.’

A16 NewsLeader Friday, November 11, 2011






Friday, November 11, 2011 NewsLeader A17

Kaellis Residence opens Rhoda Kaellis Residence, a supportive and transitional housing development recently built on Royal Avenue in New Westminster had its of¿cial opening on Tuesday. The residence has 24 apartments for those with a history of homelessness, mental health issues and substance abuse. Residents of the 11 transitional apartments receive housing with support services for up to two years while the other 13 are affordable units that provide permanent independent housing. Kaellis was a community activist known for her determined efforts to

eliminate homelessness and was also an advocate for affordable housing in New Westminster. The project cost $9.4 million, with the province providing $7 million and the federal government the rest. It will cost the provincial government $733,000 a year to operate, although it will be run by the Lookout Emergency Aid Society. “Our investment here at Rhoda Kaellis Residence is helping to increase the range of housing options available in New Westminster, making a real and last difference in this community,” said Senator Yonah Martin.

Spend Christmas...


N REPUBLIC PUNTA CANA, DOMINICA18 for 8 nights 5 Star All Inclusive: December

$929 (plus $363 taxes)ICA


19 for 8 nights 4 Star All Inclusive: December (plus $322 taxes)

Carlson Wagonlit Travel


le occupancy in lead category. Prices are per person based on doub at time of booking bility availa to ct subje Prices are

635 Sixth Street, New Westminster | 604.525.3344 |

A18 NewsLeader Friday, November 11, 2011

Difficulty Breathing? You may have COPD (includes chronic bronchitis & emphysema), a chronic lung disease that all too often goes undiagnosed. Smokers and ex-smokers over 40 are at greatest risk.


Get healthy, get tested.

Navigating the MS


Current treatment options for MS How to make informed decisions about your MS New therapies for MS FREE EDUCATION EVENT WITH EXPERT PANEL Presented by the MS Society of Canada

Sat., Nov. 19, 2011 • 10 am – 12 noon Executive Plaza Hotel Conference Centre 405 North Road, Coquitlam Registration: 604-689-3144 or REGISTRATION DEADLINE: NOV. 16, 2011


A large wholesaler of fine Persian & Oriental carpets is now insolvent. Their assets are ordered to be sold by auction. All items are guaranteed as hand woven, or hand-made with natural fibres. Consignments for liquidation from various cancelled exhibitions have been added to this auction.


Meet with local lung health professionals and get a free breathing test (spirometry) to see how your lungs are working.

New Westminster Safeway Pharmacy 610 - 6th Street Tuesday, November 15 10am to 1pm 1 800 665 5864


Better health. Best in health care. e.

WALMART CORRECTION NOTICE On page PO4 of our flyer distributed on Nov. 2 – 4 and effective Nov. 4 – 10, the size for the Star Wars Ultimate FX Lightsaber (#30078949) should be 34”. Page PO23: The CD “Various Artists – Country Hits 2012” (#30264984 will be available on November 15. Page 4: The quantity for the Incandescent C9 Santa Lights (#30165370/1/2/3) should be 25 lights. Page 27: The infant Girls’ Velour Set (#30135967/74/7/80…) will not be available. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

Traditional as well as contemporary; Turkoman, Tabriz, Kashan, Heriz, Bukhara, Khal Mohamedi, Chobi, Nain, Saroug, Kazak, Turkish Kilim Triabal Balouch, Julien, one of a kind Village Rugs, Master Work by renowned artisans, Runners, Scatter Rugs, Oversized and many large Dining, Living Room sizes.

EAGLE CREEK BURNABY MOUNTAIN GOLF CLUB 7600 Halifax Street, Burnaby (Halifax St. at Phillips Ave.)

A different look at Joan A play about Joan of Arc through the eyes of someone virtually ignored by history begins an eight-day run at Douglas College later this month. Jehanne of the Witches is the latest production being put on by the Douglas theatre and stagecraft department and it stars Burnaby resident Vikki Brown. The play was written by Sally Clark from the point of view of Gilles de Rais, a knight who served with Joan, and whom Clark identi¿es as the “virgin warrior’s” best friend. Most accounts of her life, however, ignore de Rais, who is most famous for being an alleged serial killer of children. “He’s been taken off the books,” said director Thrasso Petras. “He’s as much as possible been removed from the story because it doesn’t sound like the Catholic Church’s version of what happened. Editing out her relationship with de Rais takes away the complexity of Joan’ story.” The play shows Joan as a girl becoming a woman, struggling with her faith, and de Rais as a man obsessed with her. “The important thing is that it’s about this man’s obsession and his fantasy about who this woman was to him. He’s telling this story through his need for her. It’s as much about him, if not more, than about her,” said Petras, who also describes the play as a black comedy. Jehanne of the Witches runs Nov. 12-19 at the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre on the New Westminster campus. Tickets ($8-$12) are available through the Massey Theatre (604-521-5050).

Terms: Cash, Visa, MC, Amex, and certified cheques. 15% Buyers premium plus HST in effect. Some items in advertisement are subject to prior sales/error/omissions. All sales are final. For more info call 604.229.1800. Licensed auctioneers.




Medallion Member, Top 5% of all real estate sales

Each office independently owned & operated

CALL SANDY OR LYLE! 604-540-SALE (7253) Visit for pics & details | 626-12th St., New Westminster NEW LISTING OPEN SUNDAY 2-4PM




#2001-719 PRINCESS ST, NW


#5-1222 CAMERON ST, NW



#401 718 MAIN ST, VAN


TO REAL ESTATE RADIO Listen for us Saturday mornings 10:00-11:00am on AM 650!





1 bed , 1 bath. Great opportunity to live or invest in Vancouver’s next up and coming neighbourhood. The GINGER building is at the heart of it all and only 2 years young. Great opportunity to live or invest in Vancouver’s next up and coming neighbourhood. This spacious 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom suite has lots of natural light with great city views. High end finishes include: eco-friendly bamboo floors, spalike bath with deep soaker tub and rain shower and deluxe appliances (AEG gas range, LG fridge, Panasonic stainless steel microwave and Fischer Paykel dishwasher). Huge covered patio is perfect for entertaining, in-suite laundry, 1 secured parking and storage! MLS V918800

Wow, breathtaking views from every room of this 1 bedroom and den (2nd bedroom?) condo. Priced very close to BC Assessment Value & Like new! Meticulously maintained, nothing to do but move in, freshly painted, updated hardware, newer stove and lighting. Enjoy cooking/entertaining/ views from your open kitchen with sit up bar for extra seating & extensive cupboard space. Huge living room has warm gas F/P & sliders to large balcony. Oversized windows allowing for beautiful natural sunlight add to the warmth of this particular unit. A secure, well managed building with caretaker, wheelchair access, exercise room, secure undergroung parking w/visitor parking. 1 parking stall, plus locker, literally steps to Royal City Center Mall, transit, Medical building, Moody Park, banks, restaurants, library and so much more! Quick possession available! No pets, no rentals. An opportunity not to be missed, call to view.

MLS V916836



Huge end unit 4 level townhome boasting spectacular river and mountain views from 2 levels & complete with private garden. Really feels like a big single family home and includes a super handy 2 car covered garage. Nestled superbly on the hill, quiet, serene & loaded w/windows to take advantage of the streaming sunlight. Big kitchen w/views & spacious den complete w/fireplace & separate dining area. Upper level living room also with oh so cozy fireplace & backs on to the garden which is so convenient for the pet lovers & family BBQs/ get-togethers. 3 large bedrooms up including amazing master with den, walk in closet & full ensuite bathroom. Wonderful neighbourhood & Well maintained complex. Call to view! Age 45 +. MLS V917860

In this changing marketplace choose the ASSIST2SELL advantage to competitively price your home, sell quickly and beat out the competition!


BUYERS! Visit our website to find out about our unique ASSIST2SELL




• Townhouse-style unit • outside entrance • extra large patio • one bedroom and 1 bath • Can rent for at least $1000/mo $



Whistler design Inspired Townhome on 3 spacious fully finished levels, 3 beds on upper level, master w/ 4 piece ensuite,3 1/2 baths, powder room on the main. Large eat-in kitchen w/functional layout, perfect for entertaining, sliders to private deck for bbqs & enjoying the city & mountain views. Living Room has warm electric fireplace w/ upgraded west coast stone surround, laminate floors, fresh designer paint colors & crown moulding, nothing to do here. Meticulously maintained by original owners, low maintenance fees, built in vacuum, alarm, single garage, plenty of street parking, close to shops, parks, skytrain, Quay public market & new movie theatre coming soon. MLS V911774


Castleridge Executive 3 level townhome in Fraserview. Beautiful, quiet end unit w/ spectacular river views from 2 levels. Meticulously maintained featuring 3 beds,3 baths & huge rec room in bsmt. Laminate flooring on main w/ large L/R, bay window to take in river views, gas F/P & separate D/R. Open plan kitchen has family room & sliders to patio & garden w/ privacy new fencing. Master bedroom has vaulted ceilings, more stunning views, huge 5 pce ensuite w/separate shower, double sinks and soaker tub.Workshop area down, plenty of storage,B/I vacuum, new roof, wood siding! MLS V912019

MLS V917817

1101 39 SIXTH ST., NW



• Hi-rise built by Bosa • SE facing corner unit • No pet or rental restrictions • Beautiful river & mountain views • 2 bed, 2 bath + den condo MLS V907848

If you are thinking of selling, think of ASSIST2SELL...Your Full Service, Results with Savings Real Estate Agency!

Friday, November 11, 2011 NewsLeader A19

RE Lestate


presented by

This week’s feature ...

for ENTERTAINERS at #2 168 6th Street, New West Spacious 1713 square foot, 3 bedroom plus den/rec room, 3 level townhome in “Royal City Terrace”. 1st level features den/rec room, main floor has open kitchen with granite counters and laminate floors and opens to living room area, great family room or dining area adjoining the kitchen, balcony with South East views and the third level features 3 bedrooms with ensuite in the master bedroom. Complex is conveniently located with walking distance to both Uptown and Downtown New Westminster.

Priced at $455,000 For more information please contact Dave Vallee from ReMax at 604-526-2888

Your own private entrance

Lots of space for a cozy sectional

Updated kitchen features granite and tile back splash


Leora Stacee-Chun

When you need a team that understands your legal concerns, choose the Law Firm voted The Best of Burnaby by the readers of the Burnabynow for 11 consecutive years. Home Purchase / Mortgage and Refinance legal packages

Tel (604)299-6251 Fax(604)299-6627

A20 NewsLeader Friday, November 11, 2011

Association Awards of Excellence handed out

GVHBA recognizes association volunteers The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association honoured its volunteers last week at its annual Association Awards of Excellence in Coquitlam. Among the honorees were Graeme Huguet of My House Design/Build Team for RenoMark Renovator Member of the Year, and Adera Development Corporation for BuiltGreen Multi-Family Builder of the Year. “The awards honour association members for their exceptional level of volunteer commitment and dedication to enhancing the professionalism of the homebuilding and renovation industries in the Greater Vancouver area,” says GVHBA President and CEO Peter Simpson. Simpson himself was honoured with the Chairman’s Award of Honour, while Yosh

Kasahara of ParkLane Homes/Bluetree Group of Companies was the recipient of the Association Marketing Award. ParkLane was also given the Handshake Award (Builder), while CCI Renovations was the winner of the Handshake Award (Renovator). FortisBC was the recipient of the Corporate Member of the Year award, while the Supplier Members of the Year were Dick’s Lumber and Building Supplies in Burnaby and Marketplace Events in Vancouver. Dick’s Lumber was also honoured with the Gary Santini Education and Training Award, an award also given to Wallmark Homes. The Technical Excellence Award was given to David Fisher of Mitsui Homes Canada Inc. For more information, visit the GVHBA website at

‘High-heels distance’ from Canada Line

Luxury is standard at Maynards Block by Kerry Vital

If you listen closely, you may still be able to hear the ghosts at the Maynards Auctioneers building. The fine arts and antiques auction house began in 1902, and now is the cornerstone of Aquilini Development’s The Maynards Block development, in southeast False Creek. “The heritage brick building ... is the landmark of the whole development.” says Maynards Block sales manager Derek Kai. The original Maynards site has been freshly outfitted with two floors of residential townhomes (the lower floors will house commercial and office space), and an additional residential building is also in the works. Roughly 80 per cent of the homes have been sold, but there is still a variety of studios and one- and two-bedroom homes available. Homeowners at Maynards Block will feel the luxury as soon as they set foot into their new space. Wide-plank flooring in the entry, den, living room, dining room and kitchen are an elegant yet modern touch, while designer carpeting in the bedrooms is perfect for sinking your feet in to. Whether you’re a budding gourmet or not, the kitchen at Maynards Block is certainly a highlight. A stainlesssteel appliance suite comes standard in every home, and a sleek tile backsplash is accented by modern undermounted puck lighting and a cashmere white solid granite countertop with an elegant square-edge finish. Kitchen cabinetry with convenient soft-close drawers and cupboards (good for those with doorslammers in the family) is available in one of two colour schemes, Latte and Cappuccino. Marketed by Rennie Marketing Systems, Maynards Block has attracted a wide variety of buyers, including young professionals buying their first place, and people who are already renting in the area, Kai says. “People love this area,” he says. This has contributed to the mix of demographics who have been arriving to check out the suites. “We are the closest to the Canada Line,” says Rennie Director of Marketing Linda Chu. “That is ‘highheels’ distance, so using the train to get downtown is so easy!” The biggest draw so far has definitely been the area, which is close enough to downtown, but still far enough away to

The heritage brick building ... is the landmark of the whole development,” says sales manager Derek Kai.

get out of the hustle and bustle. “It’s quieter,” says Kai. “It’s an absolutely beautiful area ... it’s definitely the place to be.” If you’re not up for the short trek to downtown Vancouver, homeowners at Maynards Block won’t need to go far to find everything they need, Chu says. “Not only are we just two minutes walk from the (former Olympic) Village, but we are also just a block from Cambie Street so Whole Foods, Save On, Home Depot, Best Buy, Milestones ... are all just two minutes walk as well,” she says.

Buyers will be able to take advantage of a multi-purpose amenities room with an over-height ceiling and access to an outdoor terrace, and an exercise room made for working up a sweat and letting go of all the stress of the day. On the third floor of the south building,

owners will find agricultural garden plots perfect for growing your own little piece of paradise. Homes at The Maynards Block start at $262,900. For more information, visit or call the sales centre at 604-893-8378.

Submitted photos

Owners at Maynards Block will be part of a piece of Vancouver’s history when they purchase a home in the development, which started life as a fine arts and antiques auction house, top. A variety of floorplans, including some with lofts, above, makes for an eclectic mix of apartment types.

Friday, November 11, 2011 NewsLeader A21


GRAND OPENING | Saturday, November 12th at Noon

Marguerite Ave

Highland Drive

Homes starting from





David Ave

Coast Meridian Rd

Johnson St


Queenston Ave

Coquitlam Centre







y 7


A22 NewsLeader Friday, November 11, 2011

Metro at lower end of balanced market With a sales-to-active property listings ratio of 15 per cent, the Greater Vancouver housing market continues to hover at the lower end of a balanced market and has been trending in that direction over the past Âżve months. The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales of detached, attached and apartment properties on the

region’s Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system reached 2,317 in October, a 1 per cent decrease compared to October 2010 and a 3.2 per cent increase compared to the previous month. Those sales rank as the second lowest total for October over the last 10 years. New listings for detached, attached and apartment properties in Greater Vancouver totalled 4,374 in

Team Dave Vallee 604-526-2888

October, which is on par with the 10-year average. This represents an 18.3 per cent increase compared to October 2010, when 3,698 properties were listed, and a 23 per cent decrease compared to the 5,680 new listings reported in September 2011. The total number of properties listed for sale on the Greater Vancouver MLS system currently sits at 15,377, 9.3 per cent higher than the 14,075

properties listed for sale during the same period last year. October was the Âżrst month that the total number of property listings showed a decrease this year. The MLSLinkÂŽ Housing Price Index (HPI) benchmark price for all residential properties in Greater Vancouver over the last 12 months has increased 7.5 per cent to $622,955 in October 2011 from $579,349 in October 2010.

RE/MAX Advantage Realty (Each ofďŹ ce independently owned and operated)

Visit our website for an online photo tour of our listings

Kellie Vallee

Karen Leong-Boswell





RE/MAX Advantage Realty’s Top Sales Team of the Year 2003-2010



NEW Westm SLEA inster DER

• #2001 612 6TH ST, NW • 1718 NANAIMO ST, NW

Home Inspection %GTVKÄ ECVG 2TQITCO

312 3rd St $789,900


OPEN SUN 2:30-4:30

Restored & mechanically updated 3 bdrm, 2 bth, 2104 sf 1892 character hme in the heart of Queens Park on beautiful, quiet, tree lined, cobblestone St just steps to Sullivan Park & close to schools, shops & skytrain. This charming home feats fir, beech & tile flrs, high ceilings, nice flr plan w/generous rm sizes, LR w/gas fp & hand painted ceiling mural, sunken family rm w/ bay wndw & vaulted ceilings, updated open kitch/EA w/ newer applcs, formal DR, newer full bath w/Jacuzzi tub on main. 3 bdrms + newer bth up. Private backyard w/newer fencing, lrg patio & nice landscaping front & back, newer wndws, elec, plumbing, crawl space, drainage upgrades, newer sewer & water lines, stamped concrete driveway & walkways, 60% of the siding has been redone & exterior repainted last year.

OPEN SUN 2:30-4:30

54 Courtney Cres $815,000 Beautifully maint’d 3400 sf, 3 lvl, 4 bdrms + den + 2 bths family hme in desirable Massey Heights area located on a beautiful quiet family oriented street across from Elementary school. This elegant home feats spacious room sizes, 4 bdrms + 2 bths on the top floor (master w/walk-in closet & ensuite), main floor feats LR w/French doors, wood burning f/p, lrg dining room, updated kitch (7 yrs ago), den w/gas f/p, and large partially covered deck. Bsmt has 2 large rec room, lots of storage, bthrm & older kitchen. Home also feats new roof, new water line in & newer furnace & HW tank, front door & paint. HOME SHOWS WELL! LOT SIZE 62.91 x 99.97.

OPEN SAT & SUN 2:30-4:30

OPEN SUN 2:30-4:30

OPEN SAT 12:00-2:00

836 Burnaby St $709,900

#2 168 6th St $455,000

#303 777 8th St $315,000

Awesome River & Mtn views, quiet family friendly street, extensively remodelled, 3 bdrms, 3 baths, 1906 sf, 1948 character bungalow featuring updated kitchen & baths, hardwood floors, multi-level view deck, fenced yard, double garage, new siding, updated electrical & plumbing, gas fp, double windows & fenced backyard. LOT: 49.66 x 102’.

Spacious 1713 sf, 3 bdrm + den/rec room, 3 level townhome in “Royal City Terrace�. 1st level features den/rec room, main floor has open kitchen with granite counters & laminate floors and opens to living room area, great family room or dining area adjoining the kitchen, balcony with SE views and the 3rd level features 3 bedroom with ensuite in the mstr bdrm. Complex is conveniently located with walking distance to both Uptown and Downtown New Westminster.

WOW! Substantially reno’d, 2 bdrm, 975 sf, 3rd flr corner suite in “Moody Gardens� just across frm Moody Park & NWSS in Uptown New Westminster, close to recreation, shopping & transit. This bright & spacious immaculate suite has new paint & laminate flrs, crown moldings & baseboards throughout, updated kitch & bath, elec f/p, 2 wall mounted TV’s (negotiable) & much more! Bldg is well maint’d & managed & was rainscreed w/Hardiplank exterior in 2001. Super suite & great location!



)GVKPUVTWEVKQPHTQOTGIKUVGTGFRTQHGUUKQPCNU KPENWFKPI,COGU&QDPG[)NQDCN68oUp#UM#P'ZRGTVq FREE INFORMATION SESSION Thursday Nov 17, 6pm Take courses on weeknights and/or Saturdays. For information contact Laury at or call 604 527 5607. 6QTGIKUVGTECNN 11-247b

Smell gas? Get out, then call: FortisBC’s 24-hour Emergency Line at 1-800-663-9911, or 911. Natural gas is used safely in homes across B.C. everyday. FortisBC adds an odourant that smells like rotten eggs or sulphur. If there’s a leak, you’ll smell it. FortisBC uses the FortisBC name and logo under license from Fortis Inc.

(08/11 11-001.5A)

OPEN SAT 2:30-4:30

#302 18 Smokey Smith $319,900

#1005 612 5th Ave $279,900

#1107 320 Royal Ave $218,000

Great west facing, 2 bdrm in award winning, Whistler style“Crofton�building near Queens Park. This wonderful unit features gas fireplace, insuite lndry with upgraded washer/dryer, kitchen w/ tile floors, maple cabinets and ceramic cooktop stove, newer laminate floors, newer paint & ceiling fan. Complex is well maintained & managed and is in an excellent location just steps to Queens Park, Canada Games Pool, transit & schools.

Beautifully maint’d 10th floor, 1 bdrm + den, 1090 sf, corner suite in the prestigious 5th Avenue close to shopping, transit, recreation & parks. This bright & spacious suite features Mtn & city views, insuite laundry, spacious rooms, kitchen with eating area + lots of windows. This well maint’d & managed building has a new roof & upgraded elevators & has great rec facilities including outdoor pool, swirl pool, sauna, exercise room & 2 social rooms.

Large 2 bedroom, 1 bath corner unit on 11th floor with incredible south & east & west views spanning mountain ranges, Mt. Baker, islands & Fraser River. Has lots of cupboard & closet space & is freshly painted. Updates include new kitchen & bath flooring, electrical switches & ceiling light fixtures, plumbing, toilet, faucets & kitchen appliances. Quiet concrete building a few minutes from shops, schools, parks, churches, Quay, transit, restaurants. In this affordable condo at the top of the hill, you can have it all! It offers a convenient location, plenty of space & panoramic views.

New Westminster Campus (one block from sky train)

Safety. We’ve got our best people on it.

Friday, November 11, 2011 NewsLeader A23









UÊA Thoughtfully Designed Master Planned Community UÊEnjoy the Trilogy Club – Not just an Amenity Room UÊBacks on to Natural Park and Trail System



UÊNew York S Style C Contemporary Lobbies UÊSpacious Interiors with High-End Finishes UÊEvery Urban Amenity at Your Doorstep

VISIT OUR PRESENTATION CENTRE TODAY MON – THURS 12PM – 7PM SAT – SUN 12PM – 5PM 20211 66th Avenue, Langley BC | 604-533-7718


66 AVE

203 ST


200 ST


SALES & MARKETING BY FIFTH AVENUE REAL ESTATE MARKETING LTD. 604-583-2212 Price of $142,500 is exclusive of HST. Payment of $604/month includes net HST. Payment of $604/month is based on a rate of 4.45% amortized over 30 years with a 20% downpayment OAC. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to live in a home that inspires you with walkable amenities. Contact a sales rep for more details today! Prices and incentives are subject to change and may be withdrawn without prior notice. E.&O.E.

A24 NewsLeader Friday, November 11, 2011

Who is the mayor apparent? Due to an editing error, the complete version of this story did not appear in the Nov. 4 NewsLeader. We sincerely apologize for the error. It appears here in full. Grant Granger


Assessment Authority. One woman had phoned him to say she was told by city hall she had a river view so she had to pay more. “Well, that’s unacceptable,â€? Crosty says. So to make city hall acceptable Crosty decided to seek the mayor’s seat, although he admits Wright has “done a fairly good job.â€? “Wayne’s great. He should have some pom-poms in each hand and he should be the rah-rah person for the city. Really, we needed that,â€? says Crosty. “My issue with that has been the Âżnancing. It has simply become unsustainable without taxing the residents and the businesses of the city. “Mayors that aren’t paying attention to those bottom-line Âżgures, whether they can read a balance sheet or not, are being turfed for people that want accountability at city hall.â€?

on transporting people to the park over the railway tracks. Council recently revealed a vision for connecting Downtown to the waterfront, but did not put a price tag on it. “It’s election posturing, and I have issues with the mayor actually using staff to promote big grand visions prior to an election with no budget, no cost attached to it,� says Crosty.

hey’re both from Southern Ontario, Wayne from PIER PARK ‘DEFINITELY A WINNER’ Windsor and James from Burlington, just east of To make Westminster Pier Park happen, the city paid more Hamilton. than $8 million for the land and contributed another $8.3 As younger men they both headed west and ended up million for its one-third portion, along with the provincial and adopting New Westminster as their home and the place they federal governments, to transform the wharf. love to live. “The pier park is a wonderful thing for the city,â€? They both run their own businesses and have says Wright. “When people live Downtown they need embraced the entrepreneurial spirit. space for their kids to grow. They don’t have a front or a Despite those similarities, they have their backyard to play on, they don’t have a street to play on, differences. Boy, do they have their differences, like I did. I’m thinking that park is going to have much especially over how New Westminster is run. ‘OPEN FOR BUSINESS’ more use than people realize. Wayne Wright has been the city’s mayor for the During Wright’s tenure the “New “It’s a winner, it’s deÂżnitely a winner.â€? last nine years. He wants to keep the job for another WRIGHT CROSTY Westminster is open for businessâ€? sign has Wright believes the city is being Âżnancially three. James Crosty wants to take it away from him. been lit. Many residential, commercial retail responsible. Crosty has been involved in the community for and light industrial projects are springing up all over town. “We have to be Âżscally prudent, the same as we are now. more than 20 years. Recently he has had his proÂżle raised The city is also in the process of building a civic centre I’m trying to think if we have had one project that we put all as president of the Quayside Community Board and in Downtown and the Westminster Pier Park on the waterfront. of our money in and the answer is no,â€? says Wright. co-leading the charge to court to get the railways to reduce Wright doesn’t apologize for the current pace of noise and vibration in the neighbourhood. WRIGHT HAS BEEN WRONG: CROSTY development because he says it’s the right time to do it. Although there are ofÂżcially four in the race—Vance Crosty takes aim at several subjects where he believes “The fact of it is, you do it when you can, when the values McFadyen and Francois Nantel being the others—most Wright has been wrong. are there, and when you’re not ruining anything. When you observers consider Crosty as the one candidate who could The mayor, for instance, would like to see New look at every single site that we’ve done, and I don’t care unseat Wright on election night, Nov. 19. Westminster’s Braid Industrial Park become the site of an which one you look at, there’s not one that wasn’t derelict, or ‘THANKLESS JOB, AT TIMES’ energy-producing incinerator Metro Vancouver is looking to was an underutilization of a property,â€? says Wright. New Westminster reminded Wright of his hometown The perception among many opponents to developments in build to dispose of its solid waste. because Windsor is also on a river with a big bridge, railways Crosty wants none of it. the city, is Wright is in the back pocket of developers because running through it and a waterfront that was destitute. “I am 100 per cent against incineration,â€? Crosty says. He of campaign contributions. Some of the biggest donations he Wright decided to run for the mayor’s chair because he suggests Braid be used for high-tech and environmentally received in 2008 came from Aragon ($5,000), Onni ($5,000), wanted to contribute to his adopted city. sustainable businesses in the area. Plaza 88 ($5,000), Salient Group ($2,500) and Ballenas “When you come into this ofÂżce you think the next day He also attacks Wright and council for trying to tweak the ($2,000). you’re going to make some changes, that you’re going powers of residents associations. “It’s not a perception. I’m there because I think the city to say this and it’s going to get done. And then you Âżnd “It bothers me they brought changes to the policy without needs to have some development,â€? says Wright. “I don’t do out immediately that there’s seven (council) votes sitting talking to anybody,â€? says Crosty. anything without listening. at that table and you all better be on the same page or it’s “It’s arrogant for them to tell us how to run our WRIGHT’S NUMBERS DON’T ADD UP: CROSTY going nowhere,â€? says Wright. “Then you have staff that’s associations. It’s arrogant for them to make assumptions that In Crosty’s opinion Wright’s numbers don’t add up in a been there for 15, 20 and 25 years and that are much more they know better. It’s arrogant for them to tell us what to way that’s beneÂżcial to New Westminster residents. Much of knowledgeable. do. It’s arrogant for them to be in their positions as elected his criticism is aimed at council’s “vanity projectsâ€? like the “It’s a thankless job, at times. Let’s face it. You only get, ofÂżcials. And people are tired of it.â€? pier park and civic centre. at best, 60 per cent of the people agreeing with you, and then If elected, one of his Âżrst steps would be to call upon the “When you don’t have a strategic plan in place to deal with province to take over the schools project and get them built. you’ve got to make sure it works and get the rest of them the cost of doing things, and you make statements like, ‘Oh, back on track.â€? He also accuses Wright of decimating the buildings that we have lots of money that we can continue to borrow.’ And have been eyed for arts and culture, such as the former Burr EMBROILED IN ISSUES the world is in a global recession, somebody has to look at the Theatre. Within three months of Crosty and his partner Paul bank,â€? says Crosty. “There is a non-logical approach to the While Crosty believes the city needs a change in direction, Thompson moving to Sapperton 22 years ago they became budget here.â€? Wright wants to keep the current course—he says the city’s in embroiled in city politics, Âżghting to save Sunset Park, Crosty admits there’s not much that can be done about all good shape. across the street from their home, when Buchanan Lodge was the money that’s been committed to the pier park because “To be really straightforward, it’s not a time for a change. rebuilt. “it’s spilled milk. Make the best of a bad situation and go The time for a change is another time, it’s not this time,â€? says Crosty recently helped 28 Quay residents with units forward.â€? Wright. facing the river have their assessments reduced by the B.C. He also takes issue with council not budgeting any money Which path New West will follow will be decided Nov. 19.

Afford more with our BetterRate Mortgage. Get the rate you want. Get the terms that work for you. Get up to $1,000 cash back.





Friday, November 11, 2011 NewsLeader A25

Your community Your classifieds.

604.575.5555 fax 604.575.2073 email


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





2011 Swedish


Get certified in 13 weeks


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 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:


2 FULL DAYS Saturday & Sunday SCANDINAVIAN COMMUNITY CENTRE 6540 Thomas St., Burnaby


(off Kensington)

available to feed you while you shop.

Free Admission


COMING EVENTS 21st Century Flea Market. Nov 13 10am-3pm. Croation Cultural Cntr 3250 Commerial Dr. Vanc. Adm $4.


Industrial Sales Service Tech Rep WestRon


Advertising Representative Burnaby NewsLeader New Westminster NewsLeader This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a rewarding career in advertising and marketing. The Burnaby NewsLeader & New Westminster NewsLeader are divisions of Black Press Ltd., Canada’s largest independent newspaper company, with more than 180 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii, and extensive online operations with over 250 websites. Black Press is also Western Canada’s largest privately-held commercial printer with 14 printing plants. The NewsLeader is the recent recipient of the Suburban Newspapers of America 2009 First Place Best Community Newspaper, circulation 37,500+, plus has won or been nominated in eleven categories for the 2010 SNAs, CCNAs, and BCYCNAs, including winning a CCNA Blue Ribbon award. If you are a highly creative individual with an ability to multi-task in a fast-paced team environment and have good interpersonal and sales skills, we would like to meet you. To apply, please forward your resume with a cover letter to: Jean Hincks, Publisher 7438 Fraser Park Drive Burnaby, BC V5J 5B9 Email: Deadline for applications is: November 18, 2011

Is a distributor for pumps, compressors, and blowers. Supplying the cement, grain, pulp & paper, mining, and sewage industries with Gardner Denver Blowers, complete machine shop service. Associated product knowledge is an asset. Branch Location: Port Coquitlam. Please apply direct to: Fax: 403-291-6116


Deliver newspapers (2x per week) on Wednesdays and Fridays in your area. Papers are dropped off at your home with the flyers pre-inserted! Call Christy 604-436-2472 for available routes email Email circulation@burnaby




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

Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628



FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944


Advertising Representative



We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-7235051.

136A JANITORIAL SERVICES LIGHT DUTY CLEANERS Five Star Building Maintenance has Immediate F/T and P/T openings (daytime only). We offer training programs, attractive wages and comprehensive benefits. Fax resume to 604-435-0516 or email to



LOST: 5 beads for a Pandora Bracelet at Royal Columbia Hospital on Wed. Oct 26. Please call (604)897-9692


12160 - 88th Ave Sry. BC

FOUND: KEYS. Vic. Springer & Hastings, Monday Nov. 7. Call 604473-9053.

*Coffee *Sandwiches *Swedish Baking



LADY WOULD LIKE to meet other ladies for snowshoeing & XCountry skiing, car req’d, (604)520-5044

November 19 & 20, 11am-4pm 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.



Courses Starting Now!

*Raffles *Door Prizes *Concession


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

Bigger & Better than Ever!!

Over 120 tables of quality hand-crafted items.



WE’RE ON THE WEB reserves the right to revise, edit, classify or reject any advertisment and to retain any answers directed to the Box Reply Service and to repay the customer the sum paid for the advertisment and box rental.


Christmas Market

~Saturday Nov 12, 9am-4pm ~Sunday Nov 13, 10am-3pm 1335 Dominion Ave, Port Coquitlam

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.


INFORMATION WANTED Would the Columbian Hospital Social Welfare employee that was involved breaking into our safety deposit when our mother was very ill phone B. Cope 604-703-5786.

Come to the

13th Annual Archbishop Carney Stars CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR









BULK PETROLEUM Denwill, a carrier of bulk liquid petroleum products based in Burnaby requires Class 1 Drivers. We offer: • Competitive Hourly pay • Great benefits package • Excellent equipment • 4 on and 4 off work schedule • Steady year round local work • On the job training leading to certification in the transportation and handling of petroleum products

We require Drivers with: an excellent safety record 3 years exp. Class 1 with Air Email your resume and current drivers abstract to: 109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


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. Real Estate experience a plus. 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: Closing date: November 24, 2011

Advertising Sales Consultant The Richmond Review has an immediate opening for an Advertising Consultant. By joining the number one community newspaper serving Richmond, you can develop a rewarding career in advertising and marketing while contributing to one of the most culturally diverse communities in Canada. The team environment at The Richmond Review will inspire you to the highest level of customer partnership and reward your motivated approach to excellence. You should be a strong communicator, well organized, self motivated and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. A car and a valid driver’s license are required. The Richmond Review is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest private independent newspaper company with more than 170 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii. Send your resume with cover letter by Nov 18, 2011 to: Mary Kemmis, The Richmond Review #1-3671 Viking Way, Richmond, BC, V6V 2J5 the richmond


A26 NewsLeader Friday, November 11, 2011 EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION









Duration: 42 weeks Potential Wages: $100k/yr



Register Now Busy Film Season

Families, Kids, Tots & Teens!! All Ages, All Ethnicities

CALL 604-558-2278

Duration: 24 weeks Potential Wages: $80k/yr Duration: 2 weeks





Potential Wages: $50-$100k/yr

American Cartage has opening for a licensed trailer mechanic who has welding experience. Good wages & benefits for successful candidate. Please call Bob at 604-516-7811 (Coquitlam) or 604 240-7059 to arrange an interview.

Can solve all problems of life specializing in love, health, business, marriage, reunites loved ones. Call today for a better tomorrow. 45 yrs. of experience



Duration: 13 weeks Potential Wages: $36-$60k/yr


Duration: 13 weeks Potential Wages: $36-$60k/yr



AUTO DETAILING Duration: 2 weeks

Potential Wages: $15-$20/hr

SALES & LEASING Duration: 1 week

Potential Wages: $36-$75k/yr


Duration: 25 weeks Potential Wages: $36-$65k/yr Visit our New Campus at 12160-88th Ave, Surrey






SUCCEED. D TRAIN TO BE A PAYROLL ADMINISTRATOR IN NEW WESTMINSTER TODAY! Payroll Administrators are specifically concerned with employees pay & benefits. They also prepare & check statements of earnings and provide information to employees on payroll, benefit plans and collective agreement terms. Train locally for the skills necessary in this competitive career field.







SALES REPRESENTATIVE. A Port Kells industrial engine distributor requires a full time inside/outside sales representative. Job consists of a great variety of duties. Mechanical aptitude, good phone skills and computer knowledge are req’d. Reply to:



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.


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)




is a manufacturer and marketer of insulation products in the North American market place with production facilities in Milton, ON and Grand Forks, B.C. Our expanding company is a subsidiary of Rockwool International, manufacturing high quality hi-performance mineral wool products.



We currently have a position available for a Certified Industrial Electrician. Preference will be given to those candidates with PLC experience (preferably Siemens S7) and computer skills. This position entails shift work including 12 hour shifts. Competitive compensation package including benefits. Human Resources, ROXUL Inc. 6526 Industrial Pkway, P.O. Box 2890 Grand Forks, B.C. V0H 1H0 Fax: 250-442-5278 e-mail:


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

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184



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


We thank all applicants; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.



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


Industrial Electrician



✓ Do you Own a Car? ✓ Borrow up to $20000.00 ✓ No Credit Checks! ✓ Cash same day, local office

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



Potential Wages: $32-$48k/yr




Duration: 6 weeks


Angelena Physic Healer & Life Coach

Getting a job couldn’t be easier!



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





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

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE Rick’s Bobcat Service. Leveling, Back filling, Trucking reas. rates.778-355-2978, 604-290-2978



We’re looking for carriers! Be part of a GREAT team!


Evenin g Classe s availamay be ble.

SproUStt-S ha w JOIN ON:







COMMUNITY COLLEGE S i n c e 1 9 0 3


Duration: 24 weeks Potential Wages: $80k/yr




AUTO BODY & REFINISHING TECHNICIAN Duration: 42 weeks Potential Wages: $80k/yr






















Patterson Ave - McKay Ave Victory St - Rumble St Willingdon Ave - Sussex Avenue Gilpin St - Grassmere St Patterson Ave - Willingdon Ave Moscrop St - Castlewood Cres Canada Way - Douglas Rd Laurel St - Woodsworth St Bainbridge Ave - Cardinal Dr Roycroft Ct - Edison St Lozells Ave - Piper Ave Jensen Pl - Winston St Springer Ave - Braelawn Dr Springdale Crt - Halifax St Delta Ave - Springer Ave Parklawn Dr - Halifax St

.Jim’s Mowing-Same Day Service More than just mowing


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



A Semi Retired Tradesman. Small fix-it or build it jobs-Burnaby/New West. Richard, 604-377-2480



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

Deliver newspapers on Wednesdays and Fridays in your neighbourhood. Call 604.436.2472 or email today for more info!

An eas y way to earn extra

y! e n mo

HOME IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry, painting, drywall, tiles Quality work - reasonable price Martin 604-521-8715

Friday, November 11, 2011 NewsLeader A27 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287





Comm. & Res. BBB, WCB. Kitchen Reno’s & Cabinets

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



$69/HR. Lic., Insured. Experienced & friendly service. Clogged drains, garburators, leaks & more. Sm jobs OK. Call anytime 604-805-2488. Licensed Plumber, Small Job’s, Leaks, Heating Repairs, Drains, Water Tank’s, Call Brian Anytime. 604-726-2834. Work Guaranteed.

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS #1 Roofing Company in BC



Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $



All types of Roofing

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

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

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

PETS 477


BABY COCKATIELS for sale. Hand fed. $60 each. Phone (604)951-4660 (Surrey). BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG PUPPIES FOR SALE. First shots and dewormed. Call 778-551-1901 $1250 a PUP. Take me home! BORDER Collie/Springer Spaniel X. Vet checked, dewormed, first shots. $300. Call 604-746-6728 BOSTON TERRIER pups born Aug 31st, upto date shots, dewormed & vet checked $800 ph 604-814-5014 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 or call 1 (604)820-2977

Over 35 Years in Business “ Call Now for Free Estimate”

If I can’t do it It can’t be done Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222 INTERIORS: Baths (renos/ repairs) specializing in drywall, doors, flooring, tiling, plumbing, painting, miscellaneous, etc. VERSTILE! EXPERIENCED IN OVER 30 LINES OF WORK! * Quality work * Prompt Service * Fair prices For positive results Call Robert SERVICE CALLS WELCOME




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


1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount. 604-721-4555. ABBA MOVERS & DEL. Res/com 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25 yrs of experience.604-506-7576 ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020 Searching for your dream home or selling it? This is the location. BCCLASSIFIED.COM listings include everything from acreage, farms/ranches to condos and waterfront homes.

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance


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 7yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. INT/EXT Painting. Prices you can rely on. Ref’s. 30 Years exp. Keith 604-433-2279 or 604-777-1223. MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

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



CASTRO’S JUNK & DEMOLITION You Name It & It’s Gone! Best Rates. Free Est. (778)891-4017

Haul Anything...

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!



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

Isaac 604-727-5232 PATRICK’S RUBBISH REMOVAL *Landscape *Trimming *Yard Clean *Const. Clean. *ANYTHING!!! 1 Ton Truck. Call Patrick for Prompt Quality Service @ 604-808-1652.








6985 Walker Ave

Please call 778-994-2334 BURNABY

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


AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Secure parking available. For viewing call:

Call 604- 522-5230

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

1YR Seasoned Alder Birch Maple Clean, Split, DRY & Delivered. Family Operated for 20 yrs. (604)825-9264 BEST FIREWOOD 32nd Season & 37,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095



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

dual pane windows, outside shower, power tongue jack, LCD TV and MORE! $34,995 (Stk.30968) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

Call (604) 931-2670


Colonial House 435 Ash Street 3 Story bldg in great location. 1 bdrm stes from $760. Covered pkg, lndry rm, landscaped common area. Close to park, transit, shops. Heat & hot water incl’d. For more info & viewing call

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


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

Call 604-837-4589 711


** 6960 ELWELL ST ** Near HighGate Mall (formerly known as Middlegate) Quiet, spacious 2 & 1 Bdrms & Bachelor suites. Newly reno’d. Incls: Balcony, prkg, heat & h/wtr

1991 BUICK REGAL, A/Car’d, slight damage front left door. 202,000km. $1150 obo 604-526-3809 2000 FORD FOCUS, standard trans., blue, 4 dr. sedan, CD, Air Cared. $2995 obo (604)826-0519 2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING convertible, silver, 84 k’s. auto. Mags. $7895/obo. (604)826-0519 2007 CHRYSLER 300: $11,900 with 55,000 km in excellent condition, 604-574-9249 2011 CHRYSLER, SILVER, 2000 series, 4,037km. $25,000 obo (250)485-8081

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1996 TOYOTO COROLLA PLUS, auto, green, 4/dr, a/c, 156K, timing belt replaced, new exhst, reg. srvc, good brakes/tires, AirCared 03/13 $3100 obo. (604)507-9945 2002 DODGE NEON R/T standard trans., white, sunroof, used eng., new timing belt & clutch. CD stacker $3995 obo. (604)826-0519

604-525-2661 BURNABY


Call 604-421-1235

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


778-865-5454 Cash for all vehicles Free towing Quick service Always available 778-865-5454 #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

The Scrapper

2007 Honda Civic DXG 5 sp, 2 dr., grey, 130K, p/w, p/l, a/c, am/fm/cd, no acc. $9,500 604793-3819

PORT MOODY Heritage Mtn. Ravine Drive. 5 Bdrms + lrg office, 3-5 baths, approx. 3000 sq.ft. on 2 floors. Gorgeous city view from both floors. Dble garage. Ensuite with jacuzzi. Spacious decks. $2400/mo. Avail now. Call 604-725-4873.



COQUITLAM Westwood Plateau, lge bright 1 bdrm. 1010 sq. ft., priv. ent. Nr bus & Douglas College. $950 + 1/3 utils. 778-323-7530. PORT MOODY. Heritage Mountain 2 bdrm (lrg w/view) + office space, 1300 sq/ft, insuite w/d, all appls. Avail now. $1200. 604-725-4873.




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


Villa Del Mar

Call 604-834-4097

6630 Telford Ave.

MOVE In Bonus, 1 & 2 bdrm apts w/balcony, ht, hw, cable, prkg, locker, coin laundry, elevator, NS, NP, close to all transit, shops, & schools, Lease 604-241-3772 Rmd NEW WEST - across from the Quay 2 bdrms, 2 baths, new appl. w/d. Great location, cls to all amens. Nr Douglas College. $1500: Avail. now. (604)940-8522/604-812-2517


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



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


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

NEW WESTMINSTER CO-OP 1050 Keyside Drive


DSI water heater, black flush tank, water filter system, free standing dinette. $24,995 Stk.30936 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

2005 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG Kompressor AMG Sport Package, 5.5 litre V-8, 493 HP. Hardtop retractable roof, 31,000 km. Online auction now: Info: 250-952-5003


1 bedroom handicapped / wheelchair accessible suite. $741.00 per month shares are $1500.00 no subsidy Available December 1.








Call 604-540-6725


Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

2000 DODGE GREAT WEST VAN Class B Motorhome 318V8 107,000 km. Rebuilt transmission has 400 km & warranty. Like new in & out. A/C, fantastic fan, toilet, shower, am/fm stereo w/ CD & Cassette, dvd w/ screen. Fridge, stove, micro, sink. A must see! $23500 obo. 604-796-8792 2004 F350 LARIAT CREW CAB, 4X4, long box, 5th wheel, 180K, full load $16,500 obo. 604-812-1278

Call 604- 521-3448


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


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.

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

Park Crest Apts.



Walker Manor



Swiss Mountain pups. Look like Bernese but short-hair & smaller. Gentle. 604-795-7662 lv msg.



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

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. Swiss Mountain cross, 8 mos, male, very loving, $500. (604)845-2223, lv msg.




WE BUY HOMES Damaged House! Older House! Difficulty Selling! Behind on Payments! Need to Sell Now? NO FEES! NO RISK! QUICK CASH! Call us First! 604.657.9422




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

CHILLIWACK, 1200sf, 2 bdrm over 45 rancher, 2 bath, f/p, cov patio, 5 appl, $239,900. Call (604)625-3498

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

Call Andrew (778)868-3374

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


Super Clean ONE Bedrooms

SAME DAY SERVICE Seniors Discount

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

ZIMMERMANN PIANO with bench. $1800: (604)538-9456

Two 6 month old pups (1 male, 1 female) looking for a loving home. Vet checked: eyes, ears & heart Registered CKC & micro chipped Parents, champion CKC registered. Socialized with children and other animals Call : 604 - 460 - 8086 CKC REG BLOOD HOUND pups, 1 male, 8 fem. Liver & tan, ready to go end of Nov. (604)574-5788 DOGO ARGENTINO. Reg’d. puppies. M & F. Champion background. $2800. each. 604-853-8531 Abbts. FRENCH BULLDOG PUPPIES!! 604309-5333 LABRADOODLE PUPPIES Family Based Hobby Breeder. $750 604-595-5840. Avail Nov 20th. NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or POODLE, Miniature. Puppies. 3m, 1st & 2nd shots, dewormed, paper trained. $575. (604)856-8267 SHIHTZU / TOY POODLE. Male pups. Vet checked, shots, deflead & dewormed. $400 604-744-8793

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988



Cavalier King Charles Spaniels


Mr. Cleanup Disposal

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837



But Dead Bodies!! 604.


1 BR 436 - 7th Street New West. Very Clean & Quite, Extra Storage, Secured Parking, Top Floor. Near Westminster Mall, Library, and Medical Buildings. Includes Heat and Hot Water, N/S N/P $850 / mo Call 604-306-9111


Re-roofing, Repair & New Roof Specialists. Work Guar. WCB.10% Senior’s. Disc. Jag 778-892-1530 GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362



Classified Advertising



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


Seniors Discount 10% off Book by end of Nov. - 15% off. 25 yrs exp. Guarantee on work. Refs. (604)773-7811 or 604-432-1857


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

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal



2011 5th Wheel 32’ Gooseneck Cargo Trailer, triple axle, 4000lb ramp, electric brakes, roof vents, 36” side door, like new, $12,500. Call 604-842-8009.



1995 ALJO 21½ ‘ 5th wheel trailer, 1 owner, smoke free. Kept indoors, very clean, low mi., sleeps 6, $10,500. (604)823-6459

1999 Slumber Queen Adventurer Camper



1968 VW Beetle Convertible. fully restored, collectors plates. asking $14,500. obo. (604)939-5509

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

10 Foot WS model with all the trimmings, 13’’ Sansui TV, queen bed 8 foot awning & much more! Excellent Condition. Reduced to $7000. Please call: 604-535-5777 or 604-785-6827

1995 Ford Explorer, Eddie Bauer, 5 spd, 4x4, loaded, leather, sunroof, exc cond. $3900. 778-565-4230 2010 SANTA FE GL, silver, 9,920 kms. $20,490. Orig owner, pristine cond. 2.4L, 6 spd, auto, shiftronic, 5 star safety rating, extra floor mats. Call Joe 604-850-0354. 7 - 9 pm.



2005 MONTANA SV6, loaded, Onstar, 7 pass., new front rotors & brakes. Mint. $6400. 604-812-1278

A28 NewsLeader Friday, November 11, 2011

Thrifty Foods Sapperton, New Westminster is Now Open In the Brewery District at 270 East Columbia Street next to the Royal Columbian Hospital. Thrifty Kitchens

Canadian East Coast Lobsters Tails

Fresh Take & Bake Rising Crust Pizza

Frozen 84-112g

Pepperoni, Hawaiian, Deluxe or Vegetarian Family Size, 12” x 16”

2 898


Island Farms

Top Sirloin Steaks


Naturally Aged 21 Days Family Pack Savings Size $6.59/kg

Salted or Unsalted 454g

On Sale



Per lb


All Butter Shortbread

Pasta Sauce

Made using only flour, sugar and butter! 8 Pack

Assorted 218-650ml

On Sale

Well marbled for juiciness and aged a minimum of 21 days for tenderness, check out our exclusive Canadian Triple AAA Sterling Silver Beef. If you’re not completely satisfied, we’ll refund your money. Rob Fitch

On Sale

Meat Manager


249 Each


Thrifty Foods is proud to offer organic and specialty meats – trimmed just the way you like them. From a well-marbled thick steak to meat ground in house, our butchers are at your service.

On Sale

2 $7





8 Pack

Sapperton Park

Allen A llen n St St

Hospital St hiles St

te Av e

Simpson St

Looking for the newest Thrifty Foods store?

Strand Ave

Cumberland St

apper St

Debeck St




Alberta St

E Columbia St

Richmond St


On Sale

On Sale

hool St


Located in the Brewery District @ 270 East Columbia St. next to the Royal Columbian Hospital Free validated covered parking Specials in effect until Tuesday, November 15th, 2011.


Customer Service: 1 800 667 8280

Lest we forget.

Fri_Nov_11_2011_NWNewsLeader FRIDAY Cpl. Ryan Argente is a reservist with the Royal Westminster Regiment who served a tour in Afghanistan ve y...