NEWSLEADER WEDNESDAY APRIL 20 2011
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5:15 pm P&R Committee Meeting Century House
Admission: FREE *Photos with Easter Bunnies suggested $2 donation all proceeds go toward New Westminster Youth Services.
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The Bandshell, Petting Farm & Rainbow Playland, located in the heart of Queen’s Park will be alive with the sights and sounds of Easter! Activities and entertainment are geared towards families with children three to 10 years and include a clown, the Bunny Trail activity area, a petting farm, and face painting, just to name a few. There will also be barbequed hot dogs, popcorn and hot and cold beverages.
Thursday, April 28 5:00 pm Youth Advisory Committee Century House
For information, call Queen’s Park Arenex 604-777-5121
Enjoy art among the books in the New Westminster Public Library. In the Reference Department, Karen Fitzgibbon is displaying bold, colourful abstracts. She ﬁnds working on large canvases exhilarating and after studying the history, lives and works of great artists has created her own style.
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On the ramp are recent works by Harvey Tuura, Bianca James and Drake Tuura. Many of these colourful pieces tell a story.
ENVIRONMENTAL POSTER CONTEST
The art will be on display until April 30 and can be viewed at any time during library open hours.
FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 5 TO 6 • APRIL 4 TO APRIL 29, 2011
BLOGGING AND TWITTER WORKSHOP Do you have a lot you want to say online but aren’t sure how to say it? Find out how at the New Westminster Public Library on Thursday, April 28 at 7 pm. Learn to set up a blog using WordPress and how to tweet using Twitter. This program is part of the New Westminster Public Library’s Tech Thursday series of programs that aims to take the mystery out of computers and the Internet. As space is limited, please pre-register in the library or call 604-527-4667.
WEST END RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION
The City of New Westminster, in collaboration with School District #40 Student Services Department, is inviting Grades 5 and 6 students of New Westminster schools to participate in this year’s Environmental Poster Contest entitled Threats to the Fraser River Sturgeon. The contest provides an opportunity for grades 5 and 6 students to participate in an environment-related activity that leads into Earth Day on April 22, 2011. Students are invited to create a coloured artwork piece to visually express their knowledge of the environmental threats to the sturgeon. Teaching resources and poster paper were provided to the schools. Prizes include a Paddlewheeler Riverboat Discover the Fraser tour and a class workshop at the Fraser River Discovery Centre. Prizes will be awarded at a Regular Council Meeting in May/June 2011. For more information, please contact your school or the New Westminster Engineering Department at 604-527-4592.
Regular Meeting When: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 7:00 pm Where: Unity in Action Church 1630 Edinburgh Street at 17th Street Note: This is our new meeting location Please bring your ideas, questions and concerns to our meeting and ﬁnd out what’s going on in your neighbourhood. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call Elmer Rudolph at 604-521-3346.
BC HYDRO PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING To meet increased demand for electricity in our city, BC Hydro is planning the Burnaby to New Westminster Transmission Project. BC Hydro invites you to attend our Public Information Meeting to learn more about the project. Date: Wednesday, April 27 Time: Drop by any time between 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Location: Centennial Community Centre, Meeting Room 1 For more information, please visit the BC Hydro website at bchydro.com
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Retired Vancouver Coastal Health Authority chief medical ofﬁcer Dr. John Blatherwick, a New Westminster resident, will give a talk on the history of service medals to the Canadian Club of New Westminster and the Fraser Valley next week. The event is Tuesday, April 26 BLATHERWICK at the Justice Institute of B.C., 715 McBride, Blvd. For information call Earl at 604-520-3889 or Maureen at 604-524-5891 or go to www.ourcanadian. blogspot.com.
The 31st annual Hyack Easter Antique Car Parade will hit Columbia Street in New Westminster on Sunday. The vintage cars can be viewed while they assemble on the Front Street Parkade from 10 a.m. to noon, when the parade will start. The parade will be led by a New Westminster Police Service 1949 Nash and the ﬁre department’s 1929 Mack ﬁre truck. The route starts on Columbia Street at MacKenzie, goes east to Fourth Street where it does a u-turn on Columbia and goes all the way west to 12th Street. Then it goes north up to Sixth Avenue and heads toward Queen’s Park where many of the cars will be displayed in the lot behind the arena.
An article on TransLink presenting possible concepts for the United Boulevard Extension in Friday’s NewsLeader contained the incorrect date for presentation of the recommended solution and community mitigation strategy. The correct date is May 19, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Sapperton Pensioners Hall, 318 Keary St.
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Campaigning in the Twitter age Social media changing Politicians logging on Social media has been how candidates the rage the last few years, reach out to voters especially with the younger By Grant Granger NEWSLEADER
eter Julian used to visit schools to talk to students about his role as the MP for BurnabyNew Westminster. Afterward, students would come up to him and ask, “Are you on Facebook?” “No, I’m not,” he would reply. “Are you on Twitter?” “No, not that either.” It didn’t take long for Julian to ﬁgure out maybe he better give social media a try. It was simple to start, and the New Democrat was off and running. He now has more than 1,100 Facebook followers and in excess of 1,700 on Twitter, the most of any candidate in Burnaby and New Westminster ridings. “I found it quite interesting and as I learned more I realized it was a good vehicle to get information out in a number of different ways,” says Julian shortly before going in to talk at a school all-candidates’ meeting as the campaign for the May 2 federal election heats up. “I’m ﬁnding it is very useful to reach constituents that are younger and maybe not as involved in the political system but still interested in it.”
set, and many politicians are just starting to grasp its usefulness. In the future, they will have to tap into social media’s potential if they hope to survive, says Simon Fraser University marketing professor Lindsay Meredith. They may be able to get away with using it minimally in this election, but it will soon become indispensable. “Looking forward it will be mandatory,” says Meredith. “The younger generation doesn’t look at mass media. “It’s a large iceberg coming, maybe not right now, but when it does hit it will run over everything in its path.” Only about a third of youth voters go to the polls, so there is a danger for politicians in chasing a cohort if it’s at the expense of the existing voter base. “Seniors are the voters and any politician will see who is going to vote and they will target it,” says Meredith. “Politicians have to feed the dog that’s going to pull your sled. But that has the potential to change.” Recently CBC television personality Rick Mercer has been carrying out a personal campaign to get the youth out with his “mob voting” concept. The federal parties know that young people don’t vote, Mercer says in the recent “Rick’s Rant.”
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“The parties, they like it that way—it’s why your tuition keeps going up.” Students at several universities in Canada have already jumped aboard, organizing the vote mobs. One advantage of social media is that it’s a low-cost way way to communicate with voters compared to television, radio or newspaper ads. “It could have a profound effect on campaign budgets. Compared to social networking sites (traditional media is) expensive as hell,” says Meredith. MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER
Protesters for a variety of causes gather outside a Conservative party rally with Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Burnaby on Saturday. Many of them were mobilized by messages on Facebook and Twitter.
Social media lets protesters stay connected When Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited Burnaby on Saturday, details about his itinerary were hard to come by from ofﬁcial sources. Even the Twitter account of Burnaby-Douglas Conservative candidate Ronald Leung, whom Harper was coming to support in the critical riding the party hopes to steal from the NDP, was mute. But the Twitter and Facebook sites of various interest groups and causes were alive with details, as they tried to muster their members for a protest to greet Harper. That’s what brought Burnaby-Douglas resident Ginger Gosnell-Myers to the curb along the Gilmore Diversion, in front of the ofﬁces of The Beedie Group, waving her hand-drawn sign protesting Harper’s “plan to ruin Canada.” She says she found out about Harper’s appearance on the website shitharperdid.com. “If it wasn’t for social networking, I wouldn’t have known Harper was here,” said Gosnell-Myers, who also follows various news sites, Facebook pages and Twitter feeds to keep abreast of the election campaign and the issues close to her heart. Before Tory supporters from around Metro Vancouver could enter the rally, they ran a gauntlet of vocal protesters denouncing at least a half dozen causes, like Canada’s involvement in Libyan civil strife, the war in Afghanistan, and big oil companies. Gosnell-Myers said social media has engaged her in this election like never before, along with many of her friends. “I know there’s a lot of people who are going to be voting for the ﬁrst time because of the constant messaging,” she said, before turning back to wave her sign at passing trafﬁc.
One tool in the mix New Westminster-Coquitlam Conservative candidate Diana Dilworth knows social media’s value. She’s had a Facebook page since 2007 utilizing it during the 2009 byelection in the riding and the 2008 civic election in Port Moody. She started using Twitter for the ﬁrst time before this election. “Social media is just one part of the entire media communications mix,” says Dilworth, who has nearly 500 Facebook followers and more than 350 on Twitter. “Having a Facebook page allows you to show potential voters what the local campaign is doing. It’s just giving me another way to connect with voters.” She squeezes in updating the sites between her campaign stops and doing up to 15 kilometres a day of door knocking.
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EWEN DOUBTS CUTS WILL BE NEEDED Unlike many school districts, there’s no need to cut programs in New Westminster in the 2011/12 school year, says board of education chair Michael Ewen. Ewen said the budget for next year should maintain the status quo for programs and stafﬁng. This is due in part to the fact New West is experiencing modest growth in enrolment while other school districts are shrinking, he said. The 2010-11 amended budget was $56.7 million. The upcoming budget will go before the board for ﬁrst and second reading next Tuesday (April 26).
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Sewing up a storm she thought. Orme is an English teacher at Heritage Woods in Port Moody, so she approached the school’s home economics teacher to get help By Grant Granger making the bags. Then NEWSLEADER she talked to Harbick, who was eager to get Liz Orme, Karen her students involved. Harbick and Frances Orme was standing in Blake are getting giddy line at Fabricland getas they sort fabric ting ready to purchase in Harbick’s sewing a pile of panels when classroom at New Blake, standing behind GRANT GRANGER/NEWSLEADER her, asked “Why so Westminster secondLiz Orme (left) and Karen Harbick check out some fabrics at much?” Orme explained ary. The vivid colours Harbick’s sewing class at New Westminster secondary. and brilliant patterns the project, and Blake have them bubbling as said, “I was wanting ideas percolate in their one of your panels.” program was getting expensive heads about how they “You can have it, in exchange and time consuming. can convert it all into reusable for some labour,” Orme replied. “Not to go with gift wrap was Christmas gift bags. That’s when Blake came on disappointing to the students,” “I’m sorry we’re ignoring board and she’s recruiting help says Orme, a Kelvin PAC memyou, we’re excited with fabric,” from others at Century House. ber. says Orme. It was the start of something While she sympathized with Harbick adds with a smile, that keeps snowballing. that sentiment, she decided to “You’re no competition for Orme put up notices looking do something about it. Her fam- for fabric at Kelvin, the martial fabric.” ily uses fabric gift bags which Their efforts are an enviarts club her son trains at and can be recycled so she thought ronmentally inspired part of the dance academy her daughwhy not adopt the concept for the Lord Kelvin Christmas ter attends. Now the fabric is Kelvin. Gift Company. That’s an just ﬂowing in and there’s lots Originally she was going to annual project at the inner city for Orme, Blake and Harbick’s do it all by herself, but then she students to work on. elementary where donated did the math. Kelvin has 430 gifts are distributed to stuThe three of them were students, and most of the famidents and their families at looking at the latest bags of lies have four or more in them, Christmas time. The gifts used remnants and panels that have which meant she might have to to be wrapped, but last year been donated. make as many as 2,000 bags. the school’s Parent Advisory “That’s not going to happen,” Council felt that aspect of the PLEASE SEE 300 BAGS ON A5
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Many of them already have a Christmas theme to them, while singlecolour fabric can be converted simply by adding a design applique. Blake likes a small blue one with a truck design. Orme favours an elegant poinsettia on black. Harbick loves a piece with angels on it. So far they’ve sewn nearly 300 bags of various sizes. They expect to be extremely busy at their machines over the summer to get enough ready for November when the gifts are acquired. “[The wrapping] will be quick and way less expensive,” says Orme. The hope is the children will return most of the gift bags in January to be used for Christmas 2012 which would make the math a little more manageable next year. Drop-off bins are located at Kelvin’s lobby, Red Tiger Martial Arts and Boswell Dance Academy, or email pac. email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. ggranger@ newwestnewsleader.com
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A little puck luck? Hope springs eternal. While this year’s spring has felt more like an extended winter, Vancouver Canucks’ fans still hope this is the spring the team ﬁnally sips champagne from the Stanley Cup. The playoffs have barely begun and already the cars are painted blue and green, and window ﬂags and Canuck capes are out in force. There’s good reason to believe this passion and faith will ﬁnally be rewarded. The Sedin twins, Daniel and Henrik, have matured from fuzzy-cheeked youngsters who cowered when the going got tough, as it always does in the playoffs, to hard-nosed superstars who ﬁnd new ways every game to bedazzle defenders with their seeing-eye passes and nose for the net. Ryan Kesler has evolved into the kind of player it was always hoped Todd Bertuzzi could be—tough, feisty, fearless and supremely talented. Goaltender Roberto Luongo has put the discord and doubt of his past two seasons behind him. The defence of Sami Salo, Alex Edler, Kevin Bieksa and a rotating cast of blue line partners are the best in the league. Even the support players have fulﬁlled every role asked of them. In their 40-year history, the Canucks have reached the Stanley Cup ﬁnal twice. It’s been 17 years since they came tantalizing close to winning it all, when they lost the seventh and deciding game to the New York Rangers. This year, the stars ﬁnally seem to be aligning in their favour. The players are at the top of their game. The team is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The previous two times a Canadian city has hosted the Olympics, that city’s team has gone on to win the Stanley Cup the following season. Even the weather is cooperating; it’s easy to stay inside and watch the games when it’s cold and raining outside. A Canucks’ Stanley Cup this spring would make for a glorious summer.
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Clash of visions in political spring plan, and Harper noted that B.C. isn’t alone in VANCOUVER – My weekend in the big city following suit. Most provinces have cut business didn’t lack for variety. It started with Stephen taxes, including Liberal and NDP provincial Harper’s defence of business tax cuts, and ended with the election of Adrian Dix as B.C. NDP leader governments, and now their federal counterparts campaign on promises to roll them back. on a Marxism Lite program of reversing this “And nobody’s doing it,” Harper said. “This is world-wide trend and making the corporations what’s ironic. You look around the world. Ireland’s pay. bankrupt, and it’s not raising its busiI caught up with Harper on a tour ness tax rates. The United States has a through swing ridings in Vancouver, deﬁcit three times ours, and President including Vancouver South where Obama, who’s not on my side of the now-Liberal Ujjal Dosanjh hung on by political spectrum, says they need to 20 votes in the last of our semi-annual lower their tax rates.” federal elections. But let’s not let federal or provincial Harper hit B.C. pleading for a majorpoliticians blow smoke that it’s their ity to stop this merry-go-round of policies alone that have created 500,000 elections and stabilize the country as a jobs across the country in two years, player on the global business scene. or made Canada’s currency soar past I was granted a 10-minute interview, the U.S. dollar. Canada’s dollar is now and one of my questions was about Tom Fletcher seen as a stable petro-currency in an the multi-year program of business unstable world, and its international tax cuts being completed by both the lumber markets that have led to double-digit federal and B.C. governments. unemployment in many B.C. towns. I asked Harper if B.C.’s unemployment and Natural gas, and foreign technology and investinvestment performance suggests not all of the savings are being reinvested. That’s because taxes ment in it, have been a key part of B.C.’s recovery. And in general we’re starting to enjoy the effects are only one factor, our economist Prime Minister of a commodity boom. replied. Business conﬁdence has to be there, and Then came the NDP leadership vote on Sunthat’s why stable, multi-year programs are needed day. Here is a party that already has tilted itself for business plans. Ottawa has implemented its four-year reduction toward the urban areas with a one member-one
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vote system. And it just rejected Mike Farnworth, its most popular candidate and the one with the best effort to emphasize rural and resource development. Newly anointed NDP leader Adrian Dix is going to raise taxes on banks and those evil corporations, and use the money to subsidize post-secondary education for anyone who wants it. Meanwhile the reality for post-secondary students is that business programs are tough to get into, because students are lining up to pay the supposedly onerous tuition fees. Dix’s rhetoric about state-imposed wealth redistribution seems not so much alarming as quaint. It’s his federal counterpart Jack Layton who blithely promises to double a federal pension program, just as Canada’s population approaches the tipping point in 2015, where there will be more seniors than children for the ﬁrst time in our history. Where Dix is alarming is when he talks about offering a positive alternative to the B.C. Liberals on the economy, the environment and education. His convention win was presided over by a senior ofﬁcial of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation. The NDP’s environment policy is in disarray. And on the economy, he is diametrically opposed to the global consensus. ■ Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com.
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New Westminster RE/MAX Advantage realtor Glenn Renney has taken on a new persona for the playoffs, transforming himself into Colonel Canuck, complete with a fully decked out jeep. There’s even a video showing his devotion to the battle his fellow soldiers—the Canucks—are waging. Check out the New West NewsLeader’s Facebook page to watch it.
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Green Party leader Elizabeth May has been denied a role in a scheduled televised leader’s debate. The reason given is her party does not have representation in parliament. This decision was made by a media conglomerate of CTV, Global and TVA, all private broadcasting corporations. The fourth member of this media group is the CBC which is controlled by a Harper appointee. A question that comes to mind is why is the corporate sector controlling the technicalities of the debate? And why are the four party leaders submitting themselves to be controlled in such a manner by the private sector? Has it got to the point where corporations are so conﬁdent they feel free to openly dictate to the leaders of Canada’s political parties? It is the leader’s incapability
The only throw away votes are those not cast People are are always talking about “strategic voting” as the only way to keep Stephen Harper from forming a majority government. People are holding their noses and throwing their votes behind parties that they think have the best chance of defeating the Conservatives. The ﬁrst-past-the-post (FPTP) system is clearly outdated and the bluntest of instruments for choosing a representative. Only the Greens and the federal NDP have come out in support of some form of proportional representation. In contrast to their federal counterparts, the provincial NDP do not support a move to such a system. In addition, B.C. voters, when given the opportunity, have rejected a preferential balloting system that is fairer than FPTP. If the Conservatives somehow manage to gain more seats across the country blame the roughly 35 per cent of Conservative voters that choose to support a party that continually thumbs its nose at the principles of democracy. Blame MPs of all stripes that collectively have the power to legislate a fairer voting system. Blame the 40-plus per cent of eligible voters who choose not to vote. Don’t blame the Greens for “stealing votes,” and don’t blame anyone who supports a party that they truly believe represents their values. As Elizabeth May points out, the only time that we throw away our vote is when we choose not to use it. Rick McGowan Burnaby
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to stand up to the private sector that resulted in the elimination of the Greens from the debate. The Greens may not have any seats in parliament but they ﬁeld candidates nationwide. In comparison, the Bloc is constantly demonstrating a provincial paranoia based on a delusional sense of sovereignty. In reality they are a constant source of national frustration. Brian J. O’Neill Burnaby
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Re: Do you still read books? (Question of the Week, Jan. 26/28) Oh yes, I still read books! I’ve always read books and delight in this activity has never left me. Were it not for the New Westminster Public Library, I’d be hard put to “feed my habit,” as I could never buy the books I read, many of which over the years have been special ordered at my suggestion or borrowed from other B.C. libraries at my request. The librarians are a select group, skilled in their knowledge of their product and where amid all the other books a particular volume can be found. There really should be, among the many other “days” celebrated for various reasons, a “Librarians Day” that shines a bright light of appreciation on these excellent and mostly unsung people who help give such delight to our lives. Certainly, among the other delight of living in this beautiful small city, the library is one that deserves much kudos and the city fathers much praise for having actively encouraged the building, stocking and stafﬁng of such a jewel in our crown. Maryon Benson New Westminster
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011 NewsLeader A9
Passage to India to beneﬁts Royal Columbian By Grant Granger NEWSLEADER
Claire Martin ﬁgures she can’t pass up a good thing, even if she has to pay for it. A couple of years ago, Indus Travel asked the CBC television meteorologist to help design a trip to India that would beneﬁt a charity of her choosing. As a twotime survivor of breast cancer she went with Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation’s campaign to buy a digital breast imaging machine. The original plan had been for
her to go on the trip as the host, but her employer nixed that because of a possible conﬂict of interest. After helping to select all the neat places to go to and things to do she decided to pay her own way and go anyway. It was just too enticing to resist a 14-day trip that included a tour of the Taj Mahal during a full moon, the last resting place of Mahatma Ghandi, the remote 300-year-old Fort Ramrathra and one of the
world’s top 10-ranked spas that is nestled between the foot of the Himalayas and the River Ganges. She looked at the itinerary and declared, “Wow, this is spectacular!” “I loved the idea of the trip and so I thought screw it, I’ll pay and go. Now I’m just a paying passenger,” said Martin. The trip will be in NovemCBC TV meteorologist Claire Martin is hoping others will ber because it’s the most join her on a trip to India that also happens to beneﬁt advantageous meteorologiRoyal Columbian Hospital. Pictured is some of the cally. accommodation along the way. “It won’t be snortingly hot
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“It’s an enhancement,” she says. “When I win this election you will see these accounts evolve. I’ve kept it up for two years. It’s not something I turn on for an election or turn off after one.” Burnaby-Douglas Liberal candidate Ken Low has tapped into Twitter for the ﬁrst time in this election. “It’s been very difﬁcult for me because I know next to nothing about this,” says Low, a retired engineer with the City of Vancouver. “You’ve got to keep up with today’s technology and communications, especially with the young voters.” Low says it’s easy to forget to update his sites because he’s busy making appearances and door knocking. But he’s embracing it because younger people are energetic, bright and tireless, which could be a big help to his campaign.
Engaging youth Julian says his presence on social media has meant
Facebook.” He says social media isn’t something a politician should be obsessed about, but by spending a few minutes a day he can retweet a lot of information germane to his campaign. “It’s not an either/or situation. I don’t think social media doesn’t mean you neglect your other work,” Julian says. “It’s not like you put up a Twitter feed and the world comes to your door. It builds up incrementally.”
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Dix to lead B.C. NDP By Tom Fletcher
Each candidate gave a speech before the ﬁnal rounds of Vancouver-Kingsway live voting, trying MLA Adrian Dix won to persuade the the B.C. NDP leadership remaining third of race Sunday, ﬁnishing B.C. NDP members with 9,772 party memwho waited for bers supporting him Sunday’s live rounds after the third round of of voting. Their voting. remarks kept close Dix emerged on top to the scripts estabafter the ﬁrst round lished during the of live voting by NDP party’s debate tour members, with 7,368 around the province votes. Veteran Port in recent weeks. Coquitlam MLA Mike Farnworth preTOM FLETCHER/BLACK PRESS sented himself as the Farnworth, who was believed by many to be Flanked by runner-up Mike Farnworth (left) and other NDP MLAs, moderate candidate Adrian Dix thanks supporters at the NDP leadership assembly in who can reach the front-runner, was close behind with 6,979. Vancouver Sunday night. out to people who Juan de Fuca MLA haven’t supported John Horgan was third the NDP in previous nition and positive views. with 4,844 and marijuana activelections, as well as traditional In his speech after the ﬁnal ist Dana Larsen was dropped supporters and those voting vote in a crowded ballroom from the ballot with 531 supfor the ﬁrst time. He promised at the Vancouver convention porters. to restore a northern and rural centre, Dix quickly went after In the second round, Dix resource commission to keep Premier Christy Clark, who is extended his lead with 7,748 resource jobs in B.C. running in a May byelection to votes, while Farnworth’s total Dix returned to his theme return to the B.C. legislature dipped slightly as about 250 of income inequality that has after ﬁve years away from voters didn’t cast second round been a feature of his campaign. the B.C. Liberal Party. Dix ballots. Horgan increased his He called for a minimum tax reminded NDP supporters that total to 5,034 in the second on banks to fund interest-free more than 100 public schools round, but was dropped from loans and grants for post-secclosed while Clark was educathe ballot for the decisive third ondary studies, and advocated tion minister in the Gordon round and refused to indicate a rolling back corporate tax cuts Campbell government, and preference. from the Gordon Campbell era. accused her of suggesting durIn the ﬁnal round, Farnworth After the ﬁrst round of ing her leadership campaign made it close with 9,095 votes, voting, Horgan said he had that she would make deep cuts 48 per cent of the total who momentum, but his later start to health care spending. stayed in the voting to the end. cost him support as Dix and After the vote, Farnworth Polls of the general public Farnworth signed up many said he had no regrets about throughout the three-month new members in the Lower entering the contest, and along leadership campaign consisMainland. with Horgan he pledged to tently put Farnworth in front of work with Dix to win the next tﬂetcher@blackpress.ca the other contenders in recogB.C. election. BLACK PRESS
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Province may consider changes to HST But agreement requires B.C. to keep HST at current rate until July 2012 By Tom Fletcher BLACK PRESS
The B.C. government is spending $1.7 million to ďŹ nance a province-wide debate on the harmonized sales tax, and will consider offering changes to it before a mail-in referendum is held in June and July. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon announced the
ment that combines the funding in Vancouver Thursday. He said one pos- former seven-per-cent sibility would be offering to provincial sales tax with the ďŹ ve-per-cent federal reduce the rate on the progoods and services vincial portion of tax. That agreement the tax, if the public requires the prowants that and if it vincial portion of can be done without the HST to remain upsetting the plan at seven per cent to balance the prountil July 2012, but vincial budget. Falcon said if B.C. â€œI want to make taxpayers want it sure that governFALCON reduced sooner, he ment is committed would discuss that to a position of with Ottawa. improving the HST prior The B.C. government to the vote being made on could also offer further June 24,â€? Falcon said. provincial rebates to offset The province is restricted by its agreement the HST on such things as sports programs, Falcon with the federal govern-
said. Rebates already apply to gasoline and home energy use in B.C. The funding includes $500,000 to be divided between the â€œyesâ€? and â€œnoâ€? campaigns. Former B.C. ombudsman and MP Stephen Owen has been appointed to administer the fund and decide who qualiďŹ es to receive a share. Another $700,000 has been budgeted for a brochure to be sent to all residents of B.C., including submissions arguing for and against keeping the harmonized tax. A series of town hall meetings will be held at
NDP says HST funding not fair The B.C. government is stacking the deck in favour of the harmonized sales tax in its ďŹ nancing of a province-wide debate and referendum, NDP ďŹ nance critic Bruce Ralston says. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon has promised that $500,000 will be shared evenly between opponents and proponents of the HST, as Elections BC mails out ballots for a vote to be held in June and July. Another $500,000 is budgeted to advertise and stage town hall meetings around the province, and $700,000 has been provided for a brochure to go to every household with arguments for and against the tax represented. Ralston said the brochure
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study last week making a case to reject the HST. Fight HST argues that provinces with HST have higher unemployment and inďŹ‚ation than those that donâ€™t. The B.C. ďŹ nance ministry countered that low unemployment in Alberta and Saskatchewan is due to their booming resource sectors, not their sales tax systems. It cited reports by the Bank of Canada and others that say the HST â€œwill likely result in a small, one-time increase in the Consumer Price Index.â€?
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Barabbas unto them. 15:12 And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews? 15:13 And they cried out again, Crucify him. 15:14 Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him. 15:15 And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be cruciﬁed. 15:16 And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band. 15:17 And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head, 15:18 And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews! 15:19 And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him. The Cruciﬁxion 15:20 And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him. 15:21 And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross. 15:22 And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The place of a skull. 15:23 And they gave him to drink wine
mingled with myrrh: but he received it not. 15:24 And when they had cruciﬁed him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take. 15:25 And it was the third hour, and they cruciﬁed him. 15:26 And the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE KING OF THE JEWS. 15:27 And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left. 15:28 And the scripture was fulﬁlled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors. 15:29 And they that passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, 15:30 Save thyself, and come down from the cross. 15:31 Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others; himself he cannot save. 15:32 Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were cruciﬁed with him reviled him. 15:33 And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. 15:34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? 15:35 And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elias. 15:36 And one ran and Brentwood Park Alliance Church ﬁlled a spunge full of 1410 Delta Avenue, Burnaby vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to n d Good Friday- April 22 10:30 am drink, saying, Let alone; "A Cup, A Crown, and A Cross” let us see whether Elias will come to take him th Easter Sunday- April 24 10:30 am down. “Living the Resurrection” 15:37 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and Bring your family gave up the ghost. and join us in 15:38 And the veil of celebrating the the temple was rent in new life that is twain from the top to the possible because bottom. of the resurrection 15:39 And when the of Jesus. centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he Come join us! said, Truly this man was www.brentwoodchurch.ca the Son of God.
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15:40 There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome; 15:41 (Who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered unto him;) and many other women which came up with him unto Jerusalem.
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The Burial Of Jesus 15:42 And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath, 15:43 Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus. 15:44 And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead. 15:45 And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph. 15:46 And he bought ﬁne linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre. 15:47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.
Chapter 16 The Resurrection 16:1 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. 16:2 And very early in the morning the ﬁrst day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. 16:3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? 16:4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. 16:5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right
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side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. 16:6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was cruciﬁed: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. 16:7 But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. 16:8 And they went out quickly, and ﬂed from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid.
Jesus Appears To His Disciples 16:9 Now when Jesus was risen early the ﬁrst day of the week, he appeared ﬁrst to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. 16:10 And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept. 16:11 And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not. 16:12 After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country. 16:13 And they went and told it unto the residue: neither believed they them.
Jesus Commissions The Eleven 16:14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they
sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 16:18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
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Celebration of Spring—A Fresh Start: Burnaby Arts Council presents its annual spring show, featuring 22 local artists. When: Until Saturday, April 23. Where: Burnaby Arts Council’s
Teen Movie Matinee— Tron Legacy: Burnaby Public Library presents a monthly movie matinee for teens aged 12 to 18. No registration
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year, their works are inspired by prints an drawings of animals by B.C. printmaker Alistair Bell. When: Until May 15. Where: Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave. Info: 604-297-4422 or www.burnabyartgallery.ca.
Alistair Bell’s Animals— Portraits of the Wild: Featuring works by B.C. printmaker Alistair Bell’s in the City of Burnaby’s Permanent Art Collection that explore his artistic career from its early beginnings until his death in 1997. Bell travelled to the world’s famous zoos sketching the exotic birds and animals that became the subjects for many of the more than 250 prints he created over a 60-year period. When: Until June 19. Where: Where: Burnaby Art Gallery, 6344 Deer Lake Ave. Info: 604-297-4422 or www.burnabyartgallery.ca.
School Centennial Celebrations: Six Vancouver elementary schools will be marking their centennial anniversaries this spring, and are inviting former students and staff to join the festivities. Anniversary events will be held at Sir Walter Moberly (May 5), Lord Nelson (May 6) Lord Selkirk (May 13), Sir William Van Horne (May 26), Sir Richard McBride (May 27) and General Gordon (June 17) elementary schools. Info: www.vsb.bc.ca/ schoolcentennials.
B re n t w o o d D i a p e r Derby: Ten babies. Eight heats. One Grand Prize. The fastest crawling baby wins a $1,000 Sears Brentwood children’s department shopping spree. Runners up will each receive a $100 Sears Brentwood prize package. Cheer on your favourite babies, although half the fun is watching the parents as they crawl, sing, and hop to encourage their little ones. But it’s all up to the baby—will they call their own nap time during the last heat? When: Saturday, April 23, 9:30 a.m. (races start at 10 a.m.) Where: Brentwood Town Centre, Centre Court, 4567 Lougheed Hwy., Burnaby. Info: http:// thebeat.com/post/18186.
Easter Bunny visit: Meet the Easter Bunny. The first 400 children to line up to meet the Easter Bunny will get a chocolate foiled egg. Join in a free children’s Easter-themed craft. When: Saturday, April 23, 12-3 p.m. Where: Brentwood Town Centre, Centre Court, 4567 Lougheed Hwy., Burnaby. Info: www. brentwoodtowncentre.com.
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Poetry Month with the first time Poetathon in New Westminster. Bring your poem and celebrate with us. Refreshments, free book raffle. When: Wednesday, April 27, 6:30 p.m. Where: Auditorium, New Westminster Public Library, 716-Sixth Ave. Info: 604526-4729.
Will Rogers Follies: Royal City Musical Theatre presents The Will Rogers Follies, a fast, colourful, tuneful and dazzling Broadway musical that depicts the life of Will Rogers, the famed humorist and performer. In cowboy getup carrying a rope Will Rogers steps out of time to host the show, narrating his life story which unfolds through a series of eye popping Ziegfeld Follies production numbers set off by his amusing and touching monologues. The show depicts his rise to stardom onstage and as a newspaper columnist and radio personality, to his lifelong romance with his wife and his fascination with flying – which led to his death in a 1935 plane crash. When: Performances April 9-24, 8 p.m., Wednesday though Sunday, matinees Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m. Where: Massey Theatre, New Westminster. Tickets: $20 to $39, available at masseytheatre. com or 604-521-5050. Info: royalcitymusicaltheatre.com.
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ARTS & CULTURE N e w We s t A r t i s t s is seeking a physical space in Downtown New Westminster— encompassing studio spaces for rent, an artist-run gallery, workshops, classes and perhaps a cafe element if possible. Anyone able to donate, financially or in-kind, to support the work of New West Artists, or is interested in renting a studio space, contact NWA President Andrea Fergusson at president@newwestartists. com or 604-349-2902. Info: www.newwestartists.com.
Burnaby Artist Guild: Welcomes new members interested in painting, beginners or established painters. When: Meetings held each Tuesday evening at
7:30 p.m. Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Info: Judy Smith, 604-682-6720.
ONGOING COMING SOON: Burnaby Village Farmers’ Market: Featuring products of local farmers, artisans and crafters, in a new location this year. Free admission. When: Saturdays, May 7 to Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Ave. Info: www.artisanmarkets.ca.
COMING SOON: Royal City Farmers Market: Locally grown and produced foods and works by local crafters. When: Thursdays, June 9 to Oct. 6, 3 to 7 p.m. Where: Tipperary Park, Fourth Street and Royal Avenue, New Westminster. Info: rcfm.ca.
Central Park Horseshoe Club: Come and play. Newcomers to the sport can learn from the club’s BC Championship title holders. Wednesday nights are fun nights beginning April 20 at 6 p.m. Players on site at 1 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Horseshoes are available. Info: Jim, 604-435-9790.
New Westminster Family Place: Gym time, crafts, and games for the kids and a chance for parents to meet new friends and neighbours. Every Thursday that school is in session, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Where: Daycare room, F.W. Howay School, 91 Courtney Cres. (off Tenth Avenue and Cumberland).
New Westminster Parkinson’s Support Group: If you are a person with Parkinson’s or a caregiver interested in sharing ideas, coping strategies, information and resources, you are warmly welcomed to this support group. Group facilitator also being sought. When: First Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. Where: Century House, 620-Eighth St., New Westminster. Info: Robbin Jeffereys, 604-662-3240 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESL Conversation Circles at the Library: The New Westminster Public Library offers free, drop-in ESL conversation circles for adults who want to meet people and practice speaking English. Co-sponsored by Fraserside Community Services Society, there are two programs available. Children are welcome. When: For all adults, Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For women only, Fridays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Where: New Westminster Public
Library, 716 Sixth Ave., New Westminster. Info: 604-5274660.
Burnaby Writers’ Circle: Meets the first Wednesday of each month. When: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Where: Program Room 2, Confederation Seniors Centre, 4548 Albert St., Burnaby. Info: 604-9055024.
Poetic Justice: Come early and sign up for open mic. Featured poets start at 4 p.m. When: Sundays, 4-6 p.m. (except holiday w e e ke n d s ) Where: Renaissance Books, 43 Sixth St., New Westminster, just up from Columbia SkyTrain Station. Info: 604-522-7613 or email@example.com.
Tuesday and Thursday Dance: Dance the winter blues away at Bonsor 55+ dance programs. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. Each dance has a live band and light refreshments served. When: Tuesday dances run 12-3 p.m. and Thursday night dance goes 7:30-10:30 p.m. Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-4395510.
Bonsor Complex Carpet Bowling: Looking for a fun and entertaining way to beat the winter weather? Come join the Bonsor 55+ carpet bowlers (55+ membership required). When: Meets every Monday and Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-439-5510.
Find a Great Hand at Bonsor: Looking to meet new friends and keep your mind sharp. Drop into Bonsor Complex for a game of cards. Enjoy bridge, cribbage, euchre, 500 and whist. These card games are offered throughout the week. Info: 604-439-5510.
World Poetry Night Out: Talks, features, open mike, refreshments. Free. When: Fourth Wednesday of the month, 6:30 p.m. Where: Auditorium, New Westminster Public Library, 716-Sixth Ave. Info: 604526-4729.
Free citizenship classes: Prepare for the Canadian citizenship test for free. When: Held over two mornings, Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sessions repeated every second week. Where: New Westminster Public Library, 716 Sixth Ave. Register: Ismat, 604-522-3722 ext. 155 or isimo@mosaicbc. com.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 NewsLeader A19
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Recent agreements mean SkyTrain lines will not be affected by labour disruptions anytime soon. NEWSLEADER FILE
Rapid transit workers accept new contracts Three-year deals signed at SkyTrain, Canada Line
Bob D’Eith, the executive director of Music Bc, and Billy Nadorozny of SHORE 104.3 FM, jam with Calvin Johansson, Matt Thornhill and Clayton Alexson of Peter Zaenker’s music class at New Westminster secondary. The Music BC Charitable Foundation donated 30 guitars and other instruments as well as sheet music to the school through the radio station’s Adopt An Instrument program.
By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS
Unionized SkyTrain workers have ratiﬁed a new three-year contract that ensures labour peace on the Expo and Millennium Lines. The deal with TransLink’s SkyTrain subsidiary gives the roughly 530 members of CUPE local 7000 a three per cent pay hike in the ﬁrst year, retroactive to last September. Trades workers get an extra half point. Wage increases in the second and third years will be tied to whatever settlement is reached with bus drivers and maintenance workers at Coast Mountain Bus Co., where bargaining has just begun. “If Coast Mountain Bus is able to
Board seeks older students’ opinions After parents expressed concern about allowing students to participate in a survey on instituting a two-week spring break, the New Westminster board of education has decided to only allow those in Grade 8 or higher to ﬁll it out. On Feb. 8, the board authorized the survey to include responses from students. However, District Parent Advisory Council
school setting. “The survey is not a ﬁnal decision,” pointed out board chair Michael Ewen on Wednesday. “The survey will be one consideration we will take into account. We need to balance off the educational needs for students with the ﬁnancial needs of the district.”
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negotiate a raise, we would be able to get that as well,” union local president Bill Magri said. The three-per-cent lift in the ﬁrst year also mirrors the ﬁnal year of the old Coast Mountain contract. Magri said the deal avoids any contract concessions and creates a process to potentially establish a deﬁned beneﬁt pension plan. The SkyTrain employees include attendants, control room operators, administrative staff and other workers who maintain trains, tracks and stations. Canada Line workers represented by the BCGEU have also ratiﬁed a three-year ﬁrst contract with operator ProTransBC. Wage details aren’t being disclosed. Both unions had taken strike votes although neither had taken the threat to the stage of issuing 72-hour strike notice. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Codependents Anonymous, Freedom Group is a 12-step program for men and women who want healthier, more functional relationships with themselves and others. Meetings are Fridays at 7:30 p.m at Royal Columbian Hospital, Sherbrooke Centre (260 Sherbrooke St.), New Westminster. Info: Sue at 604-580-8889 or the CoDA information line at 604-5155585.
Alzheimer support group meets third Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. Where: New Westminster. Info: 604-2980782.
Burnaby Prostate Cancer Support Awareness Group: Meetings are held the 1st Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Burnaby General Hospital, 3935 Kincaid St., second floor education room ‘A’. At these meetings we try to create awareness, provide support and educate about Prostate Cancer. For more
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Perimeter road battle heats up Opponents plan to occupy North Delta site By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS
Opponents of the South Fraser Perimeter Road are planning an extended occupation of a section of the route in a new bid to defeat the contentious truck freeway project they condemn as a climate crime. The sit-in starts this Friday, Earth Day, along with the planting of trees in an area that’s already been clear cut and prepped for the road in North Delta’s Anniedale neighbourhood. It’s being coordinated by activists from multiple groups under the banner of stopthepave.org. “We’re going to go in there and reforest that area,” organizer Eric Doherty said. “And then some of us are going to stay for at least 48 hours to protect those trees.” He predicts some activists will camp out at the site for several days at least. The groups have a lawyer at
the ready and hope to impede work on the road. Doherty said he believes direct action coupled with a court challenge launched by the Burns Bog Conservation Society can still stop construction of the $1.2-billion perimeter road, which will run 40 kilometres from Deltaport to the Golden Ears Bridge and Highway 1. The money can be instead devoted to public transit, he said, and the land already acquired can become a park. “It’s too beautiful a spot and too ecologically important to be anything other than parkland.” If they’re to win, victory will have to come soon. The project is 27 per cent built and slated to ﬁnish in two stages by late 2012 and late 2013. More than 560 properties have been acquired, including 93 homes that have or are being demolished, a dozen of which were expropriated. Construction is underway throughout the route. A transportation ministry spokesperson said peaceful protests are part of the democratic process and didn’t
anticipate any work would be held up. The spokesperson added the entire route is a construction site and it will be important to ensure public safety. The province is spending $80 million on agricultural improvements, water management protection for Burns Bog, ﬁsh habitat upgrades and remediation of old landﬁlls and contaminated sites. That’s all a requirement of the federal and provincial environmental approvals for the project. But critics contend the projects is coming at the expense of large swathes of farmland, some of the best First Nations archaelogical sites in the region and considerable amounts of wildlife and riparian zones. North Surrey resident Tom Jaugelis pointed to Seoul, Korea, which recently removed a freeway and restored urban streams and habitat. “It’s hard to imagine some really forward-looking cities are doing those kinds of things, while we’re about to literally pave the bank of the Fraser River.”
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NDP surges into tie for second: poll cent, while Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff and Green leader Elizabeth May both have 24 per cent. Almost as many of those polled By Jeff Nagel picked Layton as their preferred BLACK PRESS prime minister (27 per cent) as Harper (28 per cent), while IgnaLeader Jack Laytonâ€™s debate tieff was a distant third at 13 per performance has lifted the NDP cent. into a tie for second place nationBut Mukerji noted Laytonâ€™s new ally with the federal Liberals at 25 fans tend to be young â€“ the age per cent of voter support, group least likely to vote according to a new Angus â€“ so converting the postReid poll. debate surge into actual seat The results continue to gains will depend heavily give the Conservatives a on whether the NDP can double-digit lead with 36 increase the turnout of per cent of decided voter younger voters. support, while the Bloc He also noted the NDP Quebecois has nine points support is soft â€“ a larger and the Green Party has proportion say they could LAYTON ďŹ ve per cent. still change their minds. The four-point gain The poll found 46 per cent for the NDP is attributed to the of B.C. respondents would vote partyâ€™s move past the Liberals into Conservative if the election were second place in western Canada tomorrow, compared to 28 per cent and its emergence as a popular for the NDP, 16 per cent for the federalist option in Quebec with Liberals and nine per cent for the 26 per cent support there, about 10 Greens. points behind the Bloc. About 40 per cent of respondents Angus Reid vice-president Jaidin B.C. felt the Conservatives have eep Mukerji credited Laytonâ€™s TV governed well and now deserve a debate performance for giving him majority, signiďŹ cantly more than a 50 per cent approval rating, the the 28 per cent nationally who highest of any Canadian federal agreed. politician the polling ďŹ rm has The poll conducted last Friday measured in three years. and Saturday is considered accuConservative leader Stephen rate to 2.2 percentage points 19 Harperâ€™s approval rating is 33 per times out of 20.
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Deal averts strike by cargo handlers Longshore union had threatened walkout at ports By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS
A tentative deal has been reached to avert a strike by longshoremen at B.C. ports. The 3,500 members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada (ILWU) are expected to vote next week on the prospective deal reached late Sunday. Union leaders are unanimously recommending acceptance. â€œItâ€™s good for stability, reliability and predictability for Canadaâ€™s West Coast ports,â€? ILWU president Tom Dufresne said. â€œIt shows that free collective bargaining continues to be the most effective way to set our conditions of work.â€? The union had conducted a strike vote in February but never issued 72-hour strike notice. Details have not been released but Dufresne conďŹ rmed the deal does provide a pay increase. Representatives of both Port Metro Vancouver and affected shipping companies said they are cautiously optimistic. â€œWe are looking forward to both parties ratifying the deal and bringing the kind of stability and certainty to the PaciďŹ c Gateway that grows the gateway,â€? said Greg Vurdela, spokesman for the B.C. Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA). He had previously warned the mere threat of a strike by unionized longshore workers was resulting in cargo shipments being diverted from Port Metro Vancouver terminals to U.S. ports. The BCMEA had demanded a method of going to binding arbitration to avoid long periods of labour uncertainty. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Drilling work ﬁnished on costly Metro water tunnels Key milestone for mega-project that went over budget By Jeff Nagel BLACK PRESS
After years of litigation and major cost overruns for Metro Vancouver, drilling work is now ﬁnished on twin water tunnels deep inside Grouse Mountain. A tunnel boring machine broke through to daylight Friday morning, marking a key milestone in the $800-million Seymour-Capilano Filtration Project. It’s a moment of relief for Metro Vancouver politicians, who ﬁred original tunneling contractor Bilﬁnger Berger after it halted work in early 2008, saying crews encountered unstable rock. Metro retendered the contract and a different ﬁrm ﬁnished the job. “We’ve made great progress, despite some unexpected challenges,” Metro water committee chair Tim Stevenson said, referring to the tunneling delay. “Another contractor has completed the tunnel boring work, using the original engineering
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designs and the same tunnel boring machines as the former contractor.” The ﬁltration plant itself started ﬁltering water from the Seymour reservoir more than a year ago. But it’s expected to take until 2013 before more additional work is done to complete the tunnels and begin ﬁltering water from the Capilano reservoir as well. The cost of the tunnels went $170 million over the original budget, but Metro is suing Bilﬁnger over the contract termination and could recover some costs if it wins a trial slated for late 2012. The tunnels are four metres in diameter and about seven kilometres long. The system, which also disinfects using ultraviolet light and chlorine, should eliminate rare
bouts of turbid, cloudy water that sometimes occur when storms or mudslides stir up silt in the North Shore reservoirs. There’s conﬂicting evidence as to whether the discoloured water at such times poses any real elevated health risk or just looks unappealing. The Seymour Capilano Filtration Project is one factor pushing up regional taxes and that’s also part of the reason Metro has been urging residents to use tap water rather than bottled water. Once Capilano is on stream, the plant will ﬁlter up to 1.8 billion litres of water a day, serving 70 per cent of Metro Vancouver residents. Metro’s eastern suburbs get their water primarily from the Coquitlam source, rather than the North Shore. Work begins this summer on a $110-million ultraviolet light disinfection plant for the Coquitlam reservoir. That project is to be ﬁnished by late 2013, when advanced treatment should be in place for all three Metro reservoirs. The water projects are major factors driving up regional taxes and water fees. Metro water rates are expected to rise 40 per cent to $300 per household by 2015.
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In his campaign for the May 2 federal election, Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a swing through B.C.’s Lower Mainland on the weekend, announcing new crime measures. They include annual drug tests extended to all federal prison inmates, and ending concurrent sentences for those convicted of multiple sex offences against children. The Conservative government has also proposed expanding federal prisons and ending two-for-one credit for time served awaiting trial. After a rally in Burnaby, Black Press legislative reporter Tom Fletcher asked Harper about the impact of his crime policies on B.C., as well as Canada’s mission in Afghanistan and the effectiveness of tax cuts for business. Here is an edited transcript.
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Harper: Some of it does. We are making investments in our corrections system, and we understand that provinces are going to have to do the same thing. We can’t be releasing people who shouldn’t be released because there aren’t adequate facilities. That’s not an excuse. One of the things people expect the
government to do is run a criminal justice system. There are just too many stories of people not being incarcerated who should be incarcerated. We work with the provinces. We have a wide range of criminal code measures before Parliament, and virtually all of these are supported by the provinces. These are not things we are imposing on them, they generally support these measures. Fletcher: Will new federal prisons eventually relieve the burden on provinces? Harper: In some cases it will. My understanding is if you are sentenced to over two years you tend to go to a federal facility. We actually don’t have plans, contrary to what’s being said, to build new prisons. We’re putting some investment into some existing ones, to expand them. And if you look at the actual dollars, not much of that is due to our crime measures. Some of it is. Some of it is just due to the fact that there has been chronic under-investment in the system for a very long time, and with or without our crime measures, we would have to make more investments. Fletcher: I wanted
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Stephen Harper is joined by B.C. MPs, senators and Canucks anthem singer Mark Donnelly at a campaign stop in Burnaby Saturday.
to ask about the Afghanistan mission. There hasn’t been much discussion in the campaign. Even in families like mine where relatives have served in the mission in Kandahar, some people are asking, what have we achieved and what can we achieve in the future?
Harper: It has been a very hard slog. Canada and all the countries that are involved have now been in Afghanistan for 10 years. If you look back 10 years, I wasn’t a decision maker then, but people probably thought we would have achieved more by now, but that said, I think it’s important to look at what has been achieved.
The number one thing is that Afghanistan is no longer a threat to the world. Afghanistan continues to have security problems, but none of these security problems come close to going beyond Afghanistan’s borders. That’s pretty important. Large parts of the country are actually pretty secure. Obviously the south, where we have been, is particularly bad, but other parts are much better. Kids are going to school, the people are building roads, the Afghan economy is growing. The Afghan government is gradually making progress, and of course our big thing now is to to try and transfer security increasingly to the Afghans themselves. All of NATO is on a path to do that by 2014. Others may have had more ambitious goals initially. I have always said that the big challenge with Afghanistan was being able to leave the Afghans to govern their own country, and keep their own country secure. And that has to be our mission. I don’t think it is ever realistic to believe that we could rebuild Afghanistan. By deﬁnition, to be successful the Afghans have to be able to to manage their own affairs. Some progress is being made. I’d be the ﬁrst to admit a lot more needs to be made. Fletcher: There’s been a lot of discussion about business tax cuts, and you’re in the middle of a year-byyear reduction. Harper: We’re not in the middle of it. We passed our business tax reduction package in 2007. That was four years ago. That was about the same
time, 2006-07, when we brought in all of our tax breaks. We lowered the GST from seven to six to ﬁve per cent, we brought in a series of tax breaks for families and individuals, some of which we added to during the recession. And then we brought some business tax reductions, not just for the bigger ﬁrms but for small and medium sized ﬁrms as well. All of the other ones have essentially long since been implemented. This one was phased over a longer period of time, and it’s pretty well implemented now. We provided a longterm plan, four years. Businesses have been planning on all of this for four or ﬁve years. Anybody who would now demand that we change this, it would now require that we bring in legislation. That, everyone would see as a tax hike. It isn’t just the damage that would do in terms of taking money out of 100,000 employers when we’re trying to create jobs. It would impair Canada’s reputation very signiﬁcantly. We have gone a long way to getting this country noticed as a place that is stable and secure during this recession. If people start to think the politics of a minority Parliament are going to unwind a four-year plan, then I think that would do serious, long-term damage to Canada’s reputation as a place to invest. Fletcher: B.C. is doing a similar program of business tax reductions. Harper: Most other provinces are. Liberal and NDP governments also were doing the same thing we are. So this is the irony of the other federal parties criticizing us, while their own provincial cousins follow the same path.
■ The leaders of the other major parties have also been extended an invitation for a Q & A, which will be published by the NewsLeader as it becomes available.
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Garden Maintenance & Lawncare
Classified ads are a direct line to extra income. Look around your home. You're sure to find items you no longer want or need. Somewhere there is a buyer for them. Call Classifieds to place your ad 604-575-5555
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
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Rooﬁng Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.
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WEST HIGHLAND TERRIER pups. Born Feb. 26th. 1 M, 1 F. 1st shots. vet ✓, ready April 23. $1100 each. Great with kids. 604-850-6567 Abb
25 years experience, Business, Non-profit Organizations, Housing & Personal taxes, payroll. Gilles 604-789-7327, 604-946-0192 www.scorpio-consulting.com
BOXER PUPS CKC & may be AKC reg’d, Brindle, Fawn & Flashy Fawn, 9wk, Family raised, Vet chkd, 1st shots,dewormed Parents to View,Ready to go,$1200.00 Lang ley Brenda 604-763-1904
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Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-711-8818 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca
BURNABY, 6089-6091 Brand new. side by side duplex. Possession end of May possible. Call TJ @ Sutton Proact (604)728-5460
Well maintained ONE bedrooms. Includes cable, heat & hot water. Secure parking avail. On site manager. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Quiet & well maintained bldg., walk to Highgate Mall & transit. Cat okay. For viewing....
Call 604- 521-3448
Pinecrest Manor 905 4th Avenue Quiet 3-storey low-rise in a park like setting. Spacious bach & 1 bdrm stes from $695. Family oriented, close to schools, parks and rec ctrs. u/g pkg, lndry rm. Heat and hot water included.
Small pet ok. Call
Welcome Home !
HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
1 Bedrooms available near Lougheed Mall and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Refs required.
Small pet ok. Call
Super Clean ONE Bedrooms Quiet & well maintained bldg. Includes heat & hot water. On site manager. Cat okay. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Secure parking available. For viewing call:
Call 604- 522-5230
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Completely remodeled building and 1 & 2 bedroom suites. Located at Highgate Mall. From $780/mo includes heat, hot water and parking.
Large newly renovated 1 & 2 bdrm units available in wellkept concrete building. New floors and appl’s. Freshly painted. Patio and large storage room inste. 3 laundries in bldg. Rent incl’s heat & hot water. Sauna & jacuzzi. 5 min. walk to skytrain, Douglas College & New West Quay. Close to all amenities. Please call 604-834-1756 www.aptrentals.net NEW WESTMINSTER
Panorama Court Spacious & clean 1 bdrm avail. Starting at $780/mo. No pets.
225 Royal Avenue
MAPLE PLACE TOWERS
D/W, Heat and hot water included. Close to schools, shopping & public transportation.
Call 604-837-4589 www.aptrentals.net
747B SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING
Call 604-421-1235 www.aptrentals.net
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 Skyview Manor 908 6th Avenue
All-Inclusive Seniors Residence
4 Story bldg in great location. 1 bdrm stes from $780. Pkg, lndry rm. Close to transit, park and shops. Heat & hot water included. For more info & viewing call
Park Villa 529 10th Street 3 Story bldg in great location. 1 bdrm stes from $760. Parking, lndry rm. Close to transit, park, shops. Heat & hot water included. For more info & viewing call
Rozario 778-788-1849 Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management
1 Bdrm. Apartment Rent incls. freshly prepared meals, cable, housekeeping, emergency response & activities. www.rjkent.com 2675 Shaughnessy St. Call: 778-285-5554
CARS - DOMESTIC
1998 Audi A4 quattro, V6, 5spd, $3300 obo. 250-3071215. 2000 PONTIAC SUNFIRE, std., great run cond., asking $2,500. New clutch. Phone (778)389-5775. 2002 CHEVROLET Cavalier, 2 door auto, aircared. Good car $2850. (604)465-5131
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1994 VOLVO 850 4 dr. sedan, auto, great cond. 178,000km. $4500 obo A/Crd 2012 604- 581-1568 1995 SUZUKI SWIFT - 107K. Exc cond, 5/spd, great gas mileage! Incl both Summer & Winter tires. $2500/obo. Call 604-538-5378. 2001 HONDA CIVIC. Blue, 4 door, auto, air, tilt, cruise, p/l, 140 K, asking $4,960. Call 604-836-5931. 2009 TOYOTA MATRIX 4/dr auto p/w, p/l, AC, cd player, 88K, silver. $9300. Call 604-825-9477. 2010 NISSAN VERSA, 4 dr. H/B, auto, red, 20,000 Km, many options, $8800 firm. 604-538-9257.
COQ. W Plateau. 2 bdrm walk out ste. 11’ ceilings, patio c/w panoramic view. 700 s/f sauna/steam rm. w/d. n/p. n/s. $997. 604-880-2991. MAPLE RIDGE EAST - WHONNOCK 1125 sq ft, 2 bdrm on QUIET NON SMOKING acreage, 5 appl, gas f/p, own driveway & patio. WELL CARED FOR small to med size fixed pet ok, 2 max. $960 incl gas & hydro. Avail May 1. Refs req’d. 604-462-0119
CASH FOR CARS & TRUCKS FREE/FAST 24 hour tow service: or Donate to registered charities
Call 604-767-3842 or 778-552-4145
NEW WEST. 6th/14th. Grnd lvl, lg, 1 bdrm. Bright, clean, nr skytrn/ Mall & park. NS/NP. Refs & 1 yr lease req. $695-750. 604-759-9488 PORT COQUITLAM. Immac, newly reno 2 bdrm. N/P N/S. Priv. ent. $950/mo. utils. incl. 604-802-4139
Vista Terrace 7465 13th Avenue, 3-storey building conveniently located minutes from SkyTrain. Renovated 2 bedroom suite from $1020. Close to public transit, parks and schools. U/G prkg. balconies, lndry rm. Heat & hot water incl’d. For more info & viewing call
Albert 778-788-1853 Professionally Managed by Gateway Property Management
Crescentview NEW WESTMINSTER
RIVIERA MANOR Great 1 Bedroom, quiet building nr. amenities, Royal City Mall & Skytrain. Includes Heat, Hot Water and Cable. Please call 604-526-0147
Renovated townhomes in magnificent area. Basement, patio, new appliances, garage.
Call 604-834-4097 www.aptrentals.com PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1005/mo - $1089/mo. Shares req’d. No subsidy available. Orientation 2nd & 4th Sun. 2 pm & 3rd Tues. 7 pm each mo. 19225 119th Ave., Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2B2. Leave msg 604-465-1938
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
ROYAL CITY APARTMENTS
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.
Bright & Clean 1 & 2 Bdrms
For more info & viewing, call
1995 PROWLER 5TH WHEEL 25.ft, slide out, fully contained, with shed, large deck and holding tank at Lakeview RV site at Nicola Lake in Merrit BC $10,000 Phone (604)826-6256 Bill 2006 Northshore 30ft Travel trlr, 36” dble slides, bunk units, fully loaded. $24,000. 604-824-8970
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MERCHANDISE: From antiques & collectibles, to sporting goods & electronics, to parakeets & pet supplies, if it is considered merchandise for sale, you can find it here. Call bcclassified.com 604-575-5555 fax 604-575-2073
1 Bdrm avail from $750/mo. Close to restaurants, schools, transit, stores. Short walk to Highgate Mall. Parking & laundry rm. Incl’s heat, hot water and storage.
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Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management
1983 TRIPLE E, 28’ fully loaded, full bath, a/c, new fridge, heater, brakes & tires. $10,900. Call: 604-802-4723
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288
SCRAP METAL WANTED
TRUCKS & VANS
2000 GMC JIMMY SLS V6, 4.3L, fully loaded, new brakes, tires & battery. 4x4. $3999. 778-846-5649 2001 DODGE 1500, ext. cab, black, w/box liner 4X4 318 V8 fuel injected trailer hitch, elec trailer brake. Aircared. $13,500. Joe 604-309-7302
TRUCKS & VANS
2005 MONTANA SV6, loaded, Onstar, 7 pass., new front rotors & brakes. Mint. $8500. 604-812-1278
Professionally Managed By Colliers International
ROYAL COLONIAL 7111 Linden Avenue
2010 SALEM T19XLT
2010 ADVENTURER 106DBS
Large, bach & 2 bdrms from $695. Some stes with views, close to schools, parks and transit. Parking, Laundry Room. Heat and hot water incl’d. For more info and viewing call
Quiet, spacious 2 & 1 Bdrms & Bachelor suites. Incld: Balcony, prkg, heat & h/wtr
$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309.
Hillcrest Manor 1303 8th Avenue
2 Bedroom apartments available. Hardwood floors, balcony. Rent includes heat and hot water.
** 6960 ELWELL ST ** NEAR MIDDLEGATE
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
Small pet ok.
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....
Call Oana 778-788-1834
NEW WESTMINSTER:520-11th St. Large 1 bdrm w/ small storage room. Incl h/w & heat. By Transit. Cats ok. $695 - $745/mo. Call: 604-540-2028.
Call Kelly 778-994-2334
Park Crest Apts.
Quiet 3 storey bldg. 1 Bdrms from $800. Walk to Skytrain, close to bus and shops. Some river views. Secure parking, gym, lndry rm. Heat and hot water included.
Tiffany Place 1115 4th Avenue
Call (604) 931-2670
Quiet 3 story low-rise bldg in convenient location. Bach & 1 bdrm suites from $695. Some with river views, short walk to Skytrain, or transit. Secure parking, lndry rm. Heat & hot water incl’d.
Richmond, East / New Westminster: 3 storey Townhouses with 5/appls, 2/bath, garage, f/p. From $1440/mo.
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The Westport 1021 4th Avenue
SHARED ownership late model 40’ - 60’ cruising yachts moored on Vancouver Island & Lower Mainland. Sail & Power. Professionally maintained. 604-669-2248. www.one4yacht.com
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of ROBERT GILBERT QUO VADIS, aka ROBERT G. QUO VADIS aka R. G. QUO VADIS aka BOB QUO VADIS aka R. QUO VADIS aka B. QUO VADIS, Deceased, formerly of #307 - 7376 Halifax Street, Burnaby, British Columbia, V5A 1M4. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Creditors and others having claims against the estate of the above deceased are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the administrator at 19th Floor, 885 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 3H4 on or before May 31, 2011, after which date the administrator will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the administrator then has notice.
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