NEWSLEADER WEDNESDAY JULY 6 2011
Dave Dugger is wide-eyed for the pie at his Farm Cottage Bakery in Sapperton.
Summer. A time when fruit is fresh and thoughts turn to... you guessed it
AT HYACK SQUARE 5 Time to dance
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Show & Shine
A2 NewsLeader Wednesday, July 6, 2011
CITYPAGE CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 40TH ANNUAL ROYAL CITY BUILDERS AWARDS
12TH ANNUAL ROYAL CITY SHOW & SHINE
Sunday, July 10, 2011 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Columbia Street in Downtown New Westminster
Monday, July 11
Entry fee of $25 includes a t-shirt. For more information on entry/vendor booking, please call 604-539-7223 or 604-524-4996, or visit www.downtownnewwest.ca
6:00 pm Public Hearing Council Chamber
CITY WI-FI PILOT SURVEY
7:00 pm Regular Council Council Chamber
The 40th annual Royal City Builders Awards are a celebration of local excellence and we need your help nominating deserving projects throughout our community!
Complete the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/XBNBCW3
HERITAGE awards recognize eﬀorts to preserve New Westminster’s heritage through restoration and renovation of existing homes, as well as new construction projects which enhance heritage streetscapes.
QUEENSBOROUGH PARKS & TRAILS OPENING CELEBRATIONS
The UNIVERSAL ACCESS awards recognize a person, business or institution that has contributed uniquely and signiﬁcantly to improve access for all persons in the City of New Westminster. The SUSTAINABILITY category recognizes developments that incorporate features of environmental sustainability in their project. If you know of projects in New Westminster that deserve to be recognized for their outstanding commitment to building excellence, please send in nominations by July 8, 2011 to:
3:00 pm Committee of the Whole Committee Room #2
There will also be a pre-event to the Show & Shine: the Poker Run! This event will be on Saturday, July 9, 2011 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, starting at City Hall and ending at the Starlight Casino.
Give us your feedback on the City’s Wi-Fi pilot and be entered to win a $100 draw prize.
The MODERN awards acknowledge architects, designers and builders of high quality new residential, commercial, mixed use, industrial and institutional development in the City.
Wednesday, July 13 5:30 pm Neighbourhood Traﬃc Advisory Committee Council Chamber
Saturday, July 9, 2011 The City of New Westminster and Community Partners invite you to join us as we celebrate the opening of new parks & trails in Queensborough. Festivities for all ages are planned throughout the day so come and discover what’s new in the neighbourhood. South Dyke Road - Trail and Greenway Guided historical and interpretive walk along the waterfront 8:30 am ...........................Dogs and their dog owners 9:00 am...........................All ages Sukh Sagar Park - Wood St and Ewen Ave
City of New Westminster Development Services Department, Planning Division 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3L 1H9 firstname.lastname@example.org
10:30 - noon ..................Playful activities for tots Boro All Wheel Park - Ryall Park - 920 Ewen Ave
In order to be eligible for nomination, all work on the project must have been completed by December 31, 2011. The ceremonies for the 40th Annual Royal City Builders Awards will be held Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at the Inn at the Quay. For further information, please contact the City of New Westminster, Development Services Department at 604-5153767 or the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce at 604-521-7781.
1:00 - 4:00 pm.............Demonstrations and entertainment 2:00 pm ..........................Oﬃcial Opening of all four parks - Ryall Park Queensborough Neighbourhood Park - Derwent Way and Ewen Ave 7:00 pm ..........................Ventriloquist - Kellie Haines 8:00 pm .........................Park activities and artist exhibition 9:30 pm ..........................Outdoor movie - Over the Hedge For more information, please call the Queensborough Community Centre at 604-525-7388.
DANCING IN THE SQUARE
To view a map of locations, please visit www.newwestcity.ca and ﬁnd this notice under “What’s Happening” or view this notice on Citypage Online.
Dance under the evening sky in downtown New Westminster! Learn from some of the best dance instructors starting at 7:00 pm, and bop til you drop until 9:00 pm.
WESTMINSTER PIER PARK PROJECT UPDATE
Outdoors (weather permitting*) in HYACK SQUARE (foot of Eighth Street at Columbia @ New Westminster Skytrain station)
In spring 2009, the City of New Westminster acquired a section of waterfront property as the site for a future Downtown park. Planning for Westminster Pier Park got underway in fall 2009 after the City received $16.6 million in funding from the Provincial and Federal governments under the Building Canada Fund. Check Citypage and the City website at www.newwestcity.ca for monthly progress updates as Westminster Pier Park takes shape.
This fun-ﬁlled family event is FREE! July 8 July 15 July 22 July 29
- Salsa - Broadway - Egyptian Belly Dancing - Salsa
August 5 August 12 August 19 August 26
- Zumba - Latin - Egyptian Belly Dancing - Dance party
*Since this is an outdoor event and subject to weather conditions, make sure to visit www.dancewithmenewwest.com on the day of to ﬁnd out if the event is happening, and remember to bring your own lawn chair.
FRASER RIVER WATER LEVELS The City of New Westminster Emergency Management Oﬃce is in regular communication with provincial agencies charged with monitoring Fraser River water levels. As the Province issues further information, it will be made available on the City website at www.newwestcity.ca. Alternatively, residents can sign up to receive public safety bulletins in their email inbox at www.newwestcity.ca/public_safety_bulletins
MCBRIDE-SAPPERTON RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION Special Meeting concerning Harvest Power Energy Thursday, July 7, 2011 @ Knox Presbyterian Church
Park Master Plan
Park Detailed Design
Site Preparation & Fencing
Contaminated Soil Removal
Piling & Decking
Park Construction Contract
Foundation Construction & Servicing
Building Construction & Concrete Work Summer 2011 start Soft Landscaping (planting) Project Cost:
* $16.6 million - Building Canada Fund $8.3 million - City of New Westminster $100 thousand - Brownﬁeld Remediation Fund $100 thousand - Green Municipal Fund
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 NewsLeader A3
NEWS BRIEFS HST POLL AT BURGER HEAVEN
LIFE SKILLS WORKSHOPS
New Westminster resident Cassius Khan’s Ghazal/Tabla album “Mushtari: A Live Concert” has been nominated for the 2011 Western Canadian Music Awards in the World Album of the Year category. Khan’s previous honours include a “Salute for Excellence Award” from the City of Edmonton (2005). The nominees were announced June 30.
With HST referendum ballots ﬁnally on their way to mailboxes across the province, New West’s Burger Heaven restaurant at 77-10th St. is conducting its customary election-time “non-partisan Bun-Ofﬁcial poll.” Their question reproduces the ofﬁcial one: “Are you in favour of extinguishing the HST (harmonized sales tax) and reinstating the PST (provincial sales tax) in conjunction with the GST (goods and services tax).” Poll results will be updated on their giant chalkboard until Aug. 5, the closing date for the referendum.
The McBride-Sapperton Residents’ Association will hold a meeting Thursday, July 7 at Knox Presbyterian Church, 403 East Columbia St. to discuss Harvest Power, which recycles construction and demolition waste at a plant in the Braid Industrial Area. Last year, Harvest bought Urban Wood Waste Recyclers, which has been the subject of complaints for years.
Free life skills workshops for new immigrants will be held at the New Westminster Public Library during the summer. Topics are employment, accommodation, social beneﬁts, ﬁnancial literacy, adult education, civic participation, transportation and tax returns. The workshops will be held Mondays and Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., July 11 to Aug. 15. For more information and to register call Mosaic at 604-522-3722 ext. 155.
Summer—the right time for pie Takes advantage of the myriad of fruits in season By Wanda Chow NEWSLEADER
known to friends and family. Her daughter often says, “If you didn’t make it, I don’t want it,” Elsie said. In fact, husband Ray, 83, said that the ﬁrst time he met her, it was her pineapple show-off cake that caught his attention. “If anything, that enticed me to see a little bit more of her,” he said with a laugh. Like many of her generation, Elsie’s baking expertise stems from her childhood when she was the helper at her mother’s elbow. It’s also how she embraced the idea of pie-making in the summer. It was all for a practical purpose, of course, she said. “You didn’t let anything go to waste.”
ow that the warm summer weather is ﬁnally upon us, likely the last thing most people are thinking about is baking things in a hot oven. But for Elsie Luporini, 77, of North Burnaby, the heat of the kitchen is just the last step before she and husband Ray get to enjoy the fruits of their labours. It’s a short walk from Elsie’s busy backyard garden to her kitchen, where she bakes all sorts of goodies, but specializes in homemade Nothing to waste pies. Elsie grew up Elsie is, after on a double-lot “If anything, all, a multiple Willingdon winner of the that enticed me at Avenue and South Burnaby to see a little bit Lougheed HighGarden Club’s way. more of her.” annual fall fair “We had a lot pie contest. of fruit trees Ray Luporini She took ﬁrst growing up, that place in 2010, a was the reason familiar spot in for making the standings pies ... You name it we had for her, since winning the it—cherries, plums, apples, ﬁrst time she entered about peaches.” 20 years ago. In those days, everyone She can spot a ﬂaky crust had a garden. Her parents a mile away and always tries weren’t farmers but they to use fruit from her own grew enough raspberries garden. that they’d have enough left Known as the “Cookie over to sell to the canneries Grandma” to generations of who would come by to pick kids in her neighbourhood, them up. her baking prowess is well Back in the 1930s and
Elsie Luporini says the key to her award-winning pies is using only fruit she grows in her own garden, like rhubarb, strawberries and blueberries.
‘40s, that was before people had freezers at home, she explained; to make sure nothing went to waste, fruit had to be canned or made into jam so it could be enjoyed year round. And while the fruit was fresh, it was made into pies. Along with a ﬂaky crust, the perfect pie should be made with fresh fruit, she said. “Nice and ripe, they can’t be like rocks.” She’s not a fan of fruit that’s picked before it’s perfect so it can survive being shipped long distances. Fruit, such as strawberries, that are picked when they’re ripe have a deeper ﬂavour. The drawback is they spoil relatively quickly, so they have to be used promptly.
Hence, the pies. With strawberries, raspberries and the like, that can also mean single-crust, uncooked pies, where the fruit is laid into the cooked pie crust, covered in a sweet glaze and served with a healthy dollop of whipped cream. The crust and cream only seem to improve on an already remarkable product of nature.
A passion for pie Dave Dugger admits to becoming a baker out of a love of sweets. While a student at New Westminster secondary, he worked as a busboy at a local Mufﬁn Break coffee shop where he eventually asked the baker to train him in
making the baked goods. “The next thing, I’m 16, 17 years old getting up at four in the morning to go bake at Mufﬁn Break on weekends.” Dugger, 37, enjoyed the creative aspect of the work and the sense of pride at being able to produce something so delicious. He liked it so much he went on to gain formal baker training at Vancouver Community College. Since 2002, he’s owned the Farm Cottage Baking Company, which earned a reputation for its pies when it ﬁrst opened at Westminster Quay in the late 1980s. Dugger worked under the original owner for years before taking over the business and moving it to Sapperton. He’s also become something of a pie expert, having made thousands in his career. Thanksgiving and Christmas are the two biggest periods of the year for his pie sales, he said, with upwards of 1,000 pumpkin pies ﬂying out the door on Thanksgiving weekend alone. Outside of that, summertime brings a 20 per cent boost to pie sales, he said, likely because nice weather has people getting out more. “The weather changes, people associate the sunshine with pies.” Strawberry-rhubarb is the most popular in the summer months, he said, followed by peach-raspberry and triple berry. PLEASE SEE DUGGER ON A8
DISCOVERY CENTRE TAKES EXHIBIT TO VANCOUVER The Fraser River Discovery Centre is going downriver from the Westminster Quay to allow families to get to know the mysterious white sturgeon. The FRDC’s Living Dinosaurs: Shadows of the Fraser exhibit will be held at the new River District Centre in southeast Vancouver on July 16, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sturgeons have been around since the time of the dinosaurs and can be up to six metres long. “The sturgeon look a bit like a shark, but has no teeth,” said Shannon King, education coordinator for the centre. “It comes with its own set of armour for protection from predators. It has whisker-like barbels that help it ﬁnd its food in the silty waters of the Fraser River. It is well adapted to life in the Fraser River. It is a giant ﬁsh that has survived for millions of years, but now it is an endangered species.” The River District Centre is at 8683 Kerr St., in Vancouver.
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New Westminster school trustee Lisa Graham’s pitch to create an at-a-glance proﬁle of the school district has been put off until September, and perhaps for good. The motion, calling to create a proﬁle of the school district’s population, was proposed at a June 30 special meeting of the board. “My purpose was to create a district proﬁle that could be distributed to all stakeholders, that was comprehensive and easily digestible,” Graham said on Monday. “This proﬁle would give someone, at a glance, an understanding of what we are in terms of student num-
bers and programs of choice. It would lead to more informed discussion.” The proﬁle would include information such as provincial school capacity statistics, total enrollment in each school, enrollment in mainstream versus special programs, as well as information about where the students reside and how many attend schools out of their catchment area. That last statistic was the part of Graham’s motion that was amended, because it is sensitive information that violates privacy protection laws and that might endanger children, according to school board chair Michael Ewen. Ewen also suggested that Graham’s motion was deferred because she was not able to explain the need to create such a proﬁle. The district’s 12 schools report to the board on class size, number of classes, and special programs two or three times a year, he said, information the board then makes available on the district website. “Some of us wanted more information
[from Graham]: what exactly would be different?” Ewen said. In her written motion, Graham cited the proposed creation of a second Early French Immersion kindergarten class at Herbert Spencer Elementary as an example in which such an “at-a-glance” proﬁle would have allowed for easier debate during the 2010-2011 school year. The second class would have accommodated the 22 kindergarten students on Spencer’s waiting list, but the proposal was never considered at the board’s June meeting because the motion was not seconded by any trustee. Ewen said that he ﬁnds it ironic that Graham and other trustees are now seeking to facilitate discussion. “There was no discussion [on Herbert Spencer] at the board meeting,” Ewen said. “No one seconded the motion. We were not able to check the information that was brought forth. The trustees came with their minds made up.”
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The gravel barge that crashed into a railway bridge in New Westminster on June 26 has been removed, and the Transportation Safety Board of Canada has launched a preliminary investigation to assess damage to the bridge and to ﬂag possible safety concerns. “We’ve been on the site, we’ve taken pictures, we’ve spoken to the railway folks,” said Greg Stewart, an investigator with the board. No preliminary results will be available until barge and tugboat crew are interviewed later this week, according to Stewart. But he added that
the damage does seem to be signiﬁcant. No environmental pollution was caused by the collision, according to Transport Canada spokesperson Jillian Glover. She wasn’t able to conﬁrm yet whether any violation of the Canada Shipping Act governing safe marine transport contributed to the accident. Those results will be available later this week. Frank Butzelaar, president of Southern Railway of BC, which operates the bridge, said the bridge could remain closed for two to four weeks while its girders undergo structural
repairs. Southern Railway delivers products to 30 companies on Annacis Island. “We’ve come up with a rerouting solution,” said Butzelaar, explaining that Southern’s train trafﬁc now uses tracks on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Rail to Tilbury. The cargo is then barged to Annacis Island. “Although it’s no long-term solution,” said Butzelaar, “it works for pretty much any product except automobiles.” He conﬁrmed that a Southern Rail employee who witnessed the collision was interviewed by TSB last week. —Helen Polychronakos
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Dancing comes to Hyack Square Free lessons, followed by open dancing every Friday all summer long By Nicole Clark CONTRIBUTOR
Hyack Square will be the place to get your groove on this summer, with free dance classes being offered every Friday night from July 8 to Aug. 26. “There is going to be a lot of gyrating, smiles and great energy,” said Greg Magirescu, the city’s manager of arts and cultural development. Parks will staff and promote the event, while the Dance With Me Studio will provide volunteer instructors. Each instructor will create their own itinerary for the evening and will also showcase their own talents, said Janice Stevens of Dance With Me. “These instructors have been with me for a long time and all of us have other jobs. We teach dance because we love it,” Stevens said. Everything from salsa to ballroom will be featured at the Friday night events, beginning at a beginner’s level, with lessons running from 7 to 7:30 p.m. with music continuing until 9 p.m. so people can try out their new
where people were reluctant to go at night, it’s now family friendly.” With projects such as the Westminster Pier Park and the new civic centre, Magirescu hopes that the Downtown area will become a weekend hotspot. “It’s about making Downtown livable and full of excitement,” he said. “Hyack Square is our ﬁrst step in engaging people to stay Downtown on MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER Friday nights.” Janice Stevens, of Dance With Me Studio, and Greg Magirescu, the city’s manager of arts Stevens encourand cultural development, share the dance ﬂoor at Hyack Square. ages everyone to come out, bring a lawn chair and try “Everyone got up to dance. moves. some new moves. There were ﬁve-year-olds, Last summer, the Down“It’s an opportunity to try 80-year-olds and everyone in town BIA ran a program something new with other between.” called “Music In The people who want to take a Hyack Square was Square,” featuring various lesson but are afraid to step renovated three years ago to local musical acts. Dance in the studio. This is a very accommodate programming With Me Studios offered calm approach with no presfor New Westminster’s 150th dance classes during the sure, and it’s free. What a birthday festivities and to breaks between bands’ sets, great thing for New West to further develop the Downas part of the studio’s partoffer.” town core, said Magirescu, nership with the BIA. This Opening night will feature year, because the BIA elected adding it has been one piece a salsa lesson followed in the positive change in the to not run events in the by dancing in the square. area. square, the city decided to All lessons are weather “There has been a very co-present the dance portion dependent, so check www. noticeable shift in the with Dance With Me. dancewithmenewwest.com vibrancy in Downtown core. Stevens said the response for updates. firstname.lastname@example.org Where it was once a place last year was great.
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Hard as it is to believe given the damp, cool spring and early summer, strawberries are ripening in local ﬁelds and appearing in the stalls at green grocers around Burnaby and New Westminster. They’re a little late, but the wait has been worth it. Unlike the tasteless, pulpy imported berries that we endure until late June, the locally-grown strawberries are pungent, juicy and bursting with sweet ﬂavour. Sure, they cost more than their California cousins that linger in stores at cut-rate prices, but local produce supports local families and the workers they hire to help with the harvest. Buying local produce is healthier for us, and the environment. The fruits and vegetables grown around Metro Vancouver and in the Fraser Valley are more likely to be picked at the peak of their ripeness, loaded with vitamins and minerals in addition to ﬂavour. They’re also less likely to be contaminated with unknown pesticides and fertilizers huge factory farms have to spray on their crops in order to maximize their yield and maintain their proﬁts. Local produce only has to travel dozens of kilometers to reach consumers instead of hundreds of kilometers in the back of exhaust-belching transport trucks, reducing the greenhouse gases being spewed into the air and the fossil fuel being extracted from the earth. We’re blessed in the Lower Mainland; the temperate climate and rich soil means we’re able to enjoy fresh locally-grown produce from early spring to late fall, depending on the crops coming into season. But it’s easy to take that kind of bounty for granted. To ensure we can continue to enjoy tasty and healthy fruits and vegetables, we have to protect the local farms from development, the soil from contaminants and support the farmers who till those soils and tend their crops.
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aboriginal tax exemptions. VICTORIA – There were high hopes and harsh Quesnel said he met people who have left the words in 2000 when the provincial and federal governments signed Canada’s ﬁrst modern-day treaty Nisga’a villages for nearby Tsimshian communities, before sales and income taxes take effect in with the Nisga’a people of northwestern B.C. 2013. According to the study, a culture of depenThe four villages are now governed by the dency that grew up during a century of colonialNisga’a Lisims government, which holds broad style rule remains pervasive. The authors report authority transferred from the federal and promany of the same problems that plague Indian vincial governments. While Canada’s ﬁnancial Act reserves, such as willful damage to support continues to ﬂow, the Nisga’a housing, accusations of nepotism and Nation is nearing the stage where it failed business investment. must begin to collect taxes and become “More than one key informant self-sustaining. observed that old attitudes and A new study by the Winnipeg-based mentalities persist regarding public Frontier Centre for Public Policy offers services,” the report states. “Expectaa unique look behind the scenes of tions at the local level that the village this remote experiment. And judging government will provide everything by the hostile response of the Nisga’a are still rampant.” government to the ﬁndings, it may be Quesnel said the Nisga’a Nation’s the last one for some time. recent move to allow fee-simple ownerIs the Nisga’a Nation ready to supTom Fletcher ship of municipal-style lots is a key port itself? The short answer is no, step towards self-sufﬁciency. But the according to polling data and extensive land title system is still in development and it’s too interviews with “key informants” who are not soon to see results. identiﬁed. The study notes that economic conditions in Co-author Joseph Quesnel told me he interNisga’a territory have become worse since the viewed 15 inﬂuential people, both supporters treaty. and critics of the treaty, since he ﬁrst visited the Quesnel agreed with my suggestion that this region last fall. has more to do with the decline of forestry and A larger phone survey by COMPAS Research ﬁshing than any failure of governance. found that more people trust the Nisga’a governNisga’a Lisims President Mitchell Stevens ment compared to the old Indian Act regime. issued a statement rejecting the report’s ﬁndings, But divisions remain, particularly over giving up
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citing two factual errors and denying that he had participated. Quesnel, a Quebec Metis with a background in journalism, said he was welcomed on his initial visit and was even invited to attend a Nisga’a Lisims executive meeting. But he said Stevens and other ofﬁcials “stopped responding” as the project progressed. In his statement, Stevens described the code of conduct for Nisga’a ofﬁcials and the complaint process people can use to hold them accountable for decisions. The president dismissed the “colourful commentary” of a few “key informants” who didn’t expect to be quoted. Quesnel says that despite the slow progress, he remains convinced the Nisga’a treaty is a positive step. Now investors have only one government to deal with, and the region has electricity, mining and gas development on the drawing board. And there are lessons to be learned by other aboriginal communities, such as tackling dependency and addiction problems before a treaty is signed, and bringing in outside experts to set up businesses. “Mitchell Stevens, when I spoke to him, was optimistic about the ability to reduce transfers, even eliminate them,” Quesnel said. “Without ﬁnancial independence, I think political self-government is really an illusion. Ultimately, you’re still dependent.” ■ Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tﬂetcher@blackpress.ca twitter.com/tomﬂetcherbc
Wednesday, July 6, 2011 NewsLeader A7
Re: Queensborough’s heart to get a boost (Column, NewsLeader, July 1) I’ve been down in the ’boro for over 10 years and I can tell you there are no cows. That cow you spotted is in Richmond. After talking to the neighbours about Chris Bryan’s column we were wondering exactly how much time he spent down here, or if it was just in passing on the highway? From that vantage it might appear as though houses are sinking in the mud, but it’s just the new houses beside them are on dirt piles four to ﬁve feet high with faulty drainage. The engineering department tells us this is for ﬂood protection. Most of us who are affected ﬁnd it odd the city permits this ﬂooding of the old neighbourhood properties to protect the new ones. How can we forget the highway? We are frequently treated to the sound of Jake braking and when things get really bunged up on the bridge the rat runners that usually burn up Ewen Avenue—like the quarter mile with trafﬁc-calming chicanes—instead plug it solid to Boundary Road. Back along South Dyke road some of those cottonwoods you claim to have seen “shimmering” received
the axe last week, and if you weren’t paying attention Port Royal’s master plans have gone before council to get changed. Like you, I am sure with a bit of time they will feel more authentic and connected, as the rest of us are used to plans changing all the time. It is great that the casino put in money for the improvements to our community, so that we can get at least something done down here. As for city funding, they just borrowed our DCCs so they could get some more important work done Uptown. The city did promise to give it back when they get around to doing some work down here, sort of like the Queensborough Community Plan update which they started and then quit on us, that was over two years ago now. We know how it is in the ’boro, the big things take time. And so do the little things. The planter boxes at the Queensborough Community Centre are a good example—they ﬁnally appear to have been weeded after years of neglect, perhaps for the beneﬁt of the many photos of our politicians and city brass enjoying the spotlight at the ofﬁcial announcement. Meanwhile our ditches are
overgrown with wild grass standing ﬁve feet high, keeping us allergy sufferers in tears. As a Lulu islander I would encourage you as a mainlander to come out for a full day tour, and discover the real heart of Queensborough, the people. If you do decide to cross the bridge again and meet some of the local blood, you might ask that they show you around to discover the animals on New Westminster’s shard of the island that you missed, like chickens, sheep, ducks, rabbits, pigeons, frogs, doves, quail, muskrats, moles, coyotes, raccoons and of course our beloved mascot the skunk. Jerry Ellis Queensborough Lulu Island New Westminster
New West has enough social housing Re: Poplar Landing in the works (NewsLeader, June 29) I read with interest the article regarding the proposed development for Poplar Landing Park—what is actually Muni Evers Park— the jointly owned city and Metro Vancouver property. The mistake in the name isn’t the only myth being
perpetrated on the public by city hall. The article quotes the city’s chief planner Lisa Spitale talking about previous work and community workshops, but no one at the Quay has recollection of being consulted—just like there was no consultation about the dog park that magically appeared in the area. Councillor Bill Harper, ringmaster in the centre of the “Cirque du Social-eh” is quick to opine that the park should be surrounded by affordable housing. First, Quayside shares the idea of mixed neighbourhoods, the proof being the existence of two vibrant co-op housing complexes— the best alternative to social housing. As owner/ occupiers they have a stake in and contribute to our community and tax base. Did anyone in planning, or Harper himself, ask these co-ops about the length of their waitlists and how that unfulﬁlled need would complement market housing in the Quayside community? Second, New Westminster is a leader in the area of social housing with some 1904 subsidized units as compared to none in Burnaby and Coquitlam’s minor effort. Don’t deplete the property tax base in New Westminster to solve the problem of shortages
elsewhere, just because the current mayor is now chair of the Metro housing board. We saw how his participation on the TransLink board failed to resolve trafﬁc issues in our city. Third, we simply can’t afford it. Just as surely as a runaway barge crashed and disabled the rail bridge, the current circus at city hall is creating a barge-load of municipal debt that will take years to repay and could impair our ability to attract new families and service the ones that already live here. We only have to look at the debacle of Vancouver’s experiment in social housing and the Olympic-sized downgrade in condo values to see what awaits condo owners at the Quay. Many of us are only now just recovering from years of special levies. Councillor Harper, crack your ringmaster’s whip and consult with taxpayers and voters ﬁrst before you prematurely embark on a personal social project that is so old fashioned. Before this concept is paraded through the planning circus, we hope for meaningful public consultation at the Quay— it has been a consistent request for many years. Ted Eddy New Westminster
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A reporter’s confession: ‘I am a pie-aholic’ I am a pie-aholic. When reporter Wanda Chow announced she was going to do a story about summer pie, I asked for hazard pay. Setting a pie-aholic loose into the world of pie is like taking a hungry dog on a ﬁeld trip to the butcher shop. It can get ugly in a hurry. I love pie. Apple, strawberry-rhubarb, cherry and sometimes a combination of the three, lemon meringue, banana cream, blueberry, blackberry, bumbleberry, pretty much any kind except pumpkin.
I usually ate my pie as an evening snack, but if there happened to be a lemon meringue in the fridge, I would occasionally nibble on it at breakfast; it wakens the taste buds! If I was down to the last slice of pie, I would hurry to the bake shop or preheat my oven so as to ensure an uninterrupted supply of pie. Sometimes I’d have two pies going at once. But there comes a time in everyone’s life when their metabolism no longer allows them to get away with such excesses.
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People don’t appreciate the insidiousness of pieaholism. It can consume you. I’d pick my grocery store for that week’s purchases based upon whether they had a sale on pie. I weighed friendships on their ability to keep me in pie. If I was hosting a gathering and running low on pie, I’d hide it deep within my fridge so my guests couldn’t see and wouldn’t ask for it. I’ve been free from the bondage of pie for almost nine years now, but it’s allure is always there. —Mario Bartel
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In August, 2002, I hit the pie wall. I’d just paid the deposit on a cycling trip to France the following summer, and if I had any hope of hauling myself up and over the Pyrenéan passes, I’d have to lay off the pie. I haven’t had a slice since. Not that there haven’t been temptations. Holidays are the worst, when inevitably someone would bring a pie for desert to the family dinner. Everyone would be passing around the pie, heaping their slice with ice cream, and I’d be left nibbling on a cookie.
While he occasionally uses fresh fruit, usually he employs the individually quick frozen variety, which is a close substitute, he said. Like Elsie, Dugger prefers a ﬂaky, light crust. He’ll often do a latticed top, to really show off the fruit underneath. He also goes for a deep-dish pie, well-ﬁlled with fruit, with a nice browned crust. As for Elsie, this is the time of year when she and Ray spend much of their days enjoying and tending to all their garden has to offer, from raspberries, strawberries and rhubarb, to apples and lemons, not to mention a myriad variety of herbs
and vegetables. She still makes preserves like her mom did. Unlike her mom, she has a freezer now. It’s ﬁlled with not only fruit from her garden, but pies she’s pre-made that are just waiting to be popped into a hot oven. Outside on the deck, Ray, sporting a paunch, was happily digging into a fresh slice of strawberryrhubarb pie. Elsie, it should be noted, has a surprisingly slender ﬁgure for a prize-winning pie-maker. But her secret is revealed when she’s asked if she ever gets sick of eating pie. “No, because I don’t eat that much. I just make them.” email@example.com
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provider for your children and they’ll be depending on you for most of their physical needs. As well, the stresses of life can be magniﬁed in a new work setting with fresh duties that may require some re-training and even the completion of certain courses. There’s something A different job, too, may extremely attractive about appear attractive from job security: the regular the outside; however, a salary, good beneﬁts, new boss may be overlyconsistent responsibilities, demanding and familiar surroundco-workers could be ings and pleasant discontented with co-workers. a poor attitude to In contrast, their responsibiliremaining in the ties, for example. same position Timing may be an for an extended important considerperiod can lead to ation for you. Would feelings of monotyou be advised to ony and a lack of remain in your presSimon Gibson motivation. This ent position until is where you ﬁnd your children are yourself today. more independent? Life is largely composed There are two of choices and it can someapproaches you may want times be difﬁcult to make to consider. What about a decision without experispeaking to someone in encing doubts and anxiety. All choices offer both nega- your HR department— if you have one—and tives and positives which explaining your situation? need to be considered with They might have an intercareful reﬂection. As a single mother you’ll nal position in mind for you that would allow you probably need to be more to remain with your curconscious of the security rent employer—but with that comes from your curmore challenging duties. rent job. You are the main
You could also consider a similar position with another company. You’d be performing similar tasks albeit in a stimulating new setting with a new boss, new colleagues and an entirely different mix of products and services. Seek the counsel of family, friends and co-workers (in conﬁdence) and ask for their advice. They may have some useful ideas which will help you focus your career aspirations. While you might say you are “stuck in a rut,” your current job nonetheless offers you security and stability. Consider the best time to make a move and plan accordingly. Anticipate some stress but remember you will necessarily have anxious moments as you change your job or work setting. ■ Simon Gibson is an experienced university professor, marketing executive and corporate writer. He has a PhD in education from Simon Fraser University and a degree in journalism from Carleton University. Submit your conﬁdential questions relating to work and ofﬁce life to simon@ ofﬁcepolitics101.com.
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Pennyfarthings and tuxes with tails added a touch of class.
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The Faceplants brought some humour to their performance.
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apperton Day proved popular again this year when it returned on June 12 drawing large crowds on a sunny day to enjoy a rich array of entertainment, activities and food. And what’s more, the event contributed an estimated $12,000 to the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation, with money raised through inflatable rides and games, food sales, McGavin’s Breadbasket’s hotdog sales, the Wesgroup-organized pancake breakfast and a silent auction. Additional proceeds for RCHF were also collected by Mac’s, Universal Brotherhood Spiritualist Church, Brook Pooni Associates, Taylor’d Bodies, Sapperton Return-it and TASA Construction. An archery balloon shoot sponsored by Boorman Archery and face painting sponsored by TD Bank and Savvy Space Solutions also contributed to funds raised. Helping to make the day of fun possible were: Corporate sponsors—Cap’s Bicycle, City of New Westminster, Koala Organic Wine Imports, McGavins/Canada Bread, New Westminster NewsLeader, Sapperton Business Association, Savvy Space Solutions, Steve Kasper - RE/MAX Advantage, TD Bank Sapperton (coming soon), WesGroup Income Properties LP. Event sponsors—BCAA, Cadeaux Gifts & Home Embellishments, Choices Market - at the Crest, Costco - Burnaby, Fireside Pub & Liquor Store, GVC Credit Union, Italia Press, McBride Sapperton Residents’ Association, Music BC/S.O.N.G., Party Works Interactive, Sandpiper Signs, Starbucks - Sapperton, Super Save Group, Tasa Construction, Teamsters Local 31, 30 Minute Hit, Tin Lizzy Mini-Donuts and Vancouver Circus School.
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In honour of New Westminster Fire and Rescue Services’ 150th anniversary, 10 vintage ﬁre trucks will be featured in this year’s Royal City Show and Shine, which returns on Sunday—July 10. “When we have had one or two trucks in the past, there was a lot of interest. We think the number of trucks this year will be a big draw,” said the event’s chair Bill Shannon of the Downtown BIA. The ﬁre department is celebrating its anniversary in July, which works well with the timing of the show and shine, said Shannon. NWFRS is B.C.’s oldest established ﬁre service and will celebrate its ofﬁcial birthday on July 24. All trucks featured in the event have been refurbished and are from Metro Vancouver. The trucks were built anywhere from 1920 to 1963, with vehicles such as a 1920 American LaFrance, a 1946 Ford pumper and a 1963 Hub. In addition to the ﬁre trucks, there will be an estimated 350 cars on display at the show and shine, which takes place on Columbia Street the entire length of the Downtown. Shannon said the cars range from early 20th century models to new energy efﬁcient cars. “We have cars that are from yesterday, today and tomorrow.” Shannon, a retired university professor and owner of the Scholar’s Quay Antique Mall, has been involved with the show and shine and the Downtown New Westminster BIA for 12 years. He says the BIA, which puts on the event, is focusing more on the car show than on other entertainment. “We have withdrawn from bringing in new items and are going with the best of the car show, so we are paring it down a little bit.” Changes in staff of
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Musicians will perform on two stages, located in Hyack Square and at the intersection of Sixth Street and Columbia Street. Beer gardens will be located at the Heritage Grill and at Drink Urban Lounge. Additionally, there will be buskers, vendors, face painting and activities for children. The poker run is Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. with registration taking place at city hall. Participants must visit local businesses to collect cards, with the goal of getting the best poker hand. Prizes are awarded to the best and worst hands, with approximately 50 door prizes to also be given away, said Shannon. The car show starts at 10 a.m. on Sunday and is one of the largest outdoor car shows in British Columbia. “It’s an all day family affair with a lot of activity and a great atmosphere,” said Shannon.
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The 12th Annual Royal City Show & Shine will continue to offer spectators more than just a car show. In addition to live music, a poker run, and the historic background of Columbia Street in Downtown New Westminster, the show and shine is celebrated by many local businesses. This year Columbia Street merchants such as Heritage Grill, Drink Urban Lounge, Waves Coffee House, The Met Bar & Grill and Stefano’s will also be celebrating the event. The show starts at 10 a.m. Car enthusiasts come in all shapes and sizes at the show and shine. on July 10, so why not start the day at Waves or Starbucks Dogs will be on site and the sirloin beef burger with red where they will be handing out UFCW Training and Education pepper mayo while Drink samples of their drinks and Centre will be offering hotdogs Urban Lounge will once again treats. and beverages which will be have their beer garden set up Those in need of a hearty available by donation with all with delicious drink specials. breakfast before checking out the proceeds going towards For those who can’t ﬁnd the some of the Lower Mainland’s leukemia research. time to sit down, Fantastic Hot most fascinating vehicles can head to the outdoor patio at The Met Bar & Grill for eggs benedict, omelettes and other morning staples. For the pancake lover, Riva’s Diner located by Hyack Square is renowned for its show and shine pancake breakfast. While you make your 2006 MAZDA TRIBUTE - AWD 2007 CHEVROLET EXPRESS - G3500 2008 JEEP PATRIOT - LIMITED EDITION way along Columbia Street taking in everything from American ‘50s classics to Lowrid$13,995 $13,900 $13,900 ers, visit Bigfoot Industrial Supplies for 10 per 85,000 km, local, power group, Work ready, power locks, 4 wheel drive, local, leather, moonroof ladder racks, shelving leather, loaded cent off the entire store STK# PM30051 STK# P171633 STK# P602702 and Around the World Maps and Flags for no 1992 VOLVO 960 2010 TOYOTA CAMRY - HYBRID 2006 HONDA RIDGELINE - EX-L HST on ﬂags. Be sure to cast your vote for your favourite car in the “People’s Choice” award $2,488 $23,998 $19,995 box, then enjoy some Loaded, Auto, A/C, power group, 4 Wheel drive, black leather interior, live music on the two black leather interior moonroof fully loaded, mtn. bike storage space performance stages as STK# P025524 STK# S111817 STK# 004816 well as the many inter2002 BUICK CENTURY 2006 PONTIAC MONTANA 2006 FORD ESCAPE esting sights and activities along Columbia. As lunch approaches there will be several outdoor patios and beer gardens $2,988 $6,988 $9,995 to rest your heels. Auto, clean, 6 cyl, A/C, Extended version, DVD, Local, 4 cyl, FWD, Brooklyn Pub offers well-maintained power group, clean power group excellent pub food, STK# P267523 STK# P247531 STK# PD45164 Stefano’s will be serving ALL OIL CHANGE & FILTER $ 00 tasty pork and chicken SUPER SUMMER WASH & FULL INTERIOR VACUUM FOR gyros, Sherlock’s café Most vehicles SPECIAL PLUS FREE SUMMER CHECK UP * some restrictions may apply will have a barbecue offering fresh burgers and other English style foods, the Met will also have a barbecue and $8 sandwich platters, the Heritage Grill will be serving their popular
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Kiwanis Club of New Westminster president Marge Ashdown and Mayor Wayne Wright were out recently to unveil the new “K” mosaic at the Moody Park Outdoor Pool, to acknowledge the contribution Kiwanis made to build the ﬁrst pool at Moody Park. The club contributed $45,000 to build the original pool, which opened June 30, 1949 and, according to Ashdown, club members paraded downtown in old-fashioned bathing suits to promote the gala pool opening. That day, more than 2,000 spectators watched the performances of clowns, precision squads and Olympic swimmers in an aquacade called the “Water Follies of 1949.”
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Come and explore your city’s museum, archives and the 1865 colonial Irving House this summer Feature exhibition now to July 17: “Nordic Spirit - Early Norwegian Immigrants in BC”. Long term exhibit gallery under renovation. We also have programs for children and adults, archival services and a gift shop.
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Premier Christy Clark has turned down a challenge from NDP leader Adrian Dix Premier Christy Clark has refused to take to a one-on-one debate on the on BC NDP leader Adrian Dix in an HST harmonized sales tax. Dix debate. accused Clark of so far avoidClark was previously critiing debate on the issue and cized for avoiding local candiproposed a debate on CKNW’s date debates during the Point Bill Good Show. Grey byelection this spring, “When she had a chance to opting to use telephone town debate the HST in the legishalls to reach voters. lature she shut proceedings “We won’t be playing those down just before she was due to games,” Clark responded in a speak,” Dix said. “I’m inviting statement issued by her staff, her to do the right thing and adding voters need to make participate in this forum.” the HST decision on the merits He said the BC Liberals of the policy, not a debate of under Clark are heading parleaders. tisan campaign to sell the HST Dix accused her of hiding to voters who decide the fate of the tax in this summer’s mail-in from a debate and said his offer stands. referendum.
“Premier Clark’s allies in the Smart Tax Alliance are running ads that say the ‘PST/GST gang is hiding from an honest debate,’” Dix said. “Now we know who’s really hiding.” Finance Minister Kevin Falcon, meanwhile, tried to highlight two other leaders – the Greens’ Jane Sterk and BC Conservatives’ John Cummins – for their support of the ‘No’ side to keep the HST in place. “It would have been easy for these leaders to simply oppose the HST on the basis of how it was introduced and implemented,” Falcon said. “But instead we now only have the NDP wanting to go back to a destructive two-tax system with the PST+GST.” Referendum ballots are expected to be delivered by July 7. Elections BC ofﬁcials have extended the original July 22 deadline for ballots to be returned to Aug. 5.
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leader Adrian Dix, who called the extension a victory for the democratic process. Ballots that had been due back July 22 must now be returned to Elections BC by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5. Eligible voters who are not on the voters list will now get until July 22 to request a voting package. The ballot packages came with a postagepaid envelope, but voters can also choose to directly return their ballots to a Service BC or Elections BC collection centre by Aug. 5. (Locations listed at www.elections.bc.ca) Elections BC says voters should receive their voting packages by July 7. Results of the referendum may not be known until September. Voters are asked to vote ‘Yes’ if they want to eliminate the 12-percent HST and return to the combination of the ﬁve per cent GST and seven per cent provincial sales tax. They’re to vote ‘No’ if they want to keep the HST. The province, in an effort to rally more support to retain the tax, has pledged to lower the rate to 10 per cent by 2014. It will also send out additional one-time rebate cheques for low-income seniors and families with children. email@example.com
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EVENTS Cemetery tour: On this tour of Fraser Cemetery and St. Peter’s Cemetery in New Westminster, the leaders will point out many examples of cemetery art and symbolism, and comment on specific trees and foliage, also of a symbolic nature. Free, goes rain or shine. When: Sunday, July 10, starting at 3 p.m. Where: Meet near the office of Fraser Cemetery, 100 Richmond St., New Westminster. Info: 604-5266113.
ESL Program-Let’s Talk and Walk to the Park: Go for a summer walk and practice your English conversation skills. A librarian will lead an easy 30 minute walk and the group will return to the Metrotown library for a 30 minute discussion. Free drop-in program, no registration required. When: Tuesday, July 12, 2-3 p.m., rain or shine. Where: Meet in lobby, Bob Prittie Metrotown library, 6100 Willingdon Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-4365400.
Beaver Wetland Paddle: Explore the lakeshore by canoe. Glide along the calm headwaters of the Brunette River, stop by beaver lodges, and watch swallows and
dragonflies dart overhead. Look for beavers as you learn about the important role they play in wetlands. Basic canoeing skills required, equipment provided. For ages six and older. Preregistration required. When: Friday evenings in July, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Where: Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House on Piper Avenue, off Winston Street, Burnaby. Register: 604-432-6359. Info: www. metrovancouver.org.
B.C. Fuchsia and Begonia Society: Monthly meeting. Refreshments will be served. When: Monday, Aug. 8, 8 p.m. Where: St. Helen’s Catholic Church gym, 3871 Pandora St., Burnaby. Info: Fran, 604-391-3262 or Elsie, 604-299-5438.
Tanabata-Japanese Star Festival: Celebrate this traditional summer festival by making paper decorations and writing your wish onto a colourful paper streamer, and then hanging the decoration on bamboo. A fun activity for all ages! When: Thursday, July 7, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Where: National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby. Info: 604-7777000 or www.nikkeiplace. org.
ONGOING Slam Central: Spoken word poetry slam and open mic. When: Every second Thursday, 7-11 p.m. Where: Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St. Cash prizes on July 8 & 22. Cost: $5 cover charge. Info: 778-322-1131.
Poetry in the Park: One featured poet weekly and open mic. July 6-Candice James, poet laureate, July 13-Manolis, July 20-David Fraser, July 27-Jillian Christmas. When: Every Wednesday in July and August, 7-9 p.m. Where: Queen’s Park bandshell. Info: 778-322-1131.
Royal City Farmers Market: Locally grown and produced foods and works by local crafters. When: Thursdays, 3 to 7 p.m., until Oct. 6, Where: Tipperary Park, 4th Street and Royal Avenue, New Westminster. Info: rcfm.ca.
New Westminster Family Place: Gym time, crafts, and games for the kids and a chance for parents to meet new friends. Every Thursday that school is in session, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Where: Daycare room, F.W. Howay School, 91 Courtney Cr.
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Before you vote, understand the referendum question: Are you in favour of extinguishing the HST and reinstating the PST in conjunction with the GST?
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CLUBS & GROUPS Burnaby Historical Society meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Burnaby Village Museum. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Where: 6501 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby.
Century House Singers seeks voices: If you love to sing, old and new songs, come and join us as more voices are always welcome. This friendly group goes into the community to bring singa-long music to the residents in Care Centres in New Westminster and Burnaby. When: Meets every Monday, at 1 p.m. Where: Century House, 620 Eighth St., New
welcomes any musicians who have some playing experience and enjoy making music. Specific vacancies in the Tuba and French Horn sections. The band rehearses Thursday evenings at New West Secondary School. Info: 604-527-7064 or 604582-8540.
a.m. Where: Olivet Baptist Church, 7th St. and Queen’s Ave., New Westminster. Info: Shirley, 604-521-8097.
Parkinsons Group:Meets the first Tuesday of the month, 1-3 p.m. Where: Century House, New Westminster. Info: 604-5191066.
Organizations: COSCO is an advocacy group devoted to improving the quality of life for all seniors. Seniors organizations wishing to affiliate, or individuals wishing to become members, please contact Ernie Bayer at 604-576-9734. Info: www. coscobc.ca.
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The Burnaby/New Westminster Newcomers Club welcomes women of all ages who would like to make new friends and join in social events. The club meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Info: Lenore, 604294-6913.
Al-Anon is a support group for friends and relatives of those with a drinking problem. Come to weekly meetings held in Burnaby and New Westminster. For more info pls call: 604 6881716.
Westminster. Info: Freda, 604-777-1266.
The BC Liberal/Big Business
TOP 7 HST MYTHS The BC Liberal “myths” about the HST just keep piling up. Following is their latest Top Seven – all new and misleading as ever – HST Myths: 1. The HST is now 10% - False The HST is 12% and will not be 10% for three years – if ever. There will be an election before that, and even if the HST were to miraculously drop to 10% - it will still apply to hundreds more goods and services than a 12% PST/GST for a total tax increase to consumers of $1.6B per year. And who says it won’t go right back up again later?
2. The HST will lower taxes – False This one is hilarious. The HST increases taxes for British Columbians by $2.8 Billion per year. That’s an average annual increase of $500 per person - or $1208 per average family – forever. Finance Minister Falcon says if his side loses he may disregard the result and expand the PST to items previously exempt – which would be illegal. Do you really trust this guy to cut the rate if he wins?
3. The HST will save you money - False And the tooth fairy is going to leave you a quarter under your pillow too. To get their numbers to show the HST actually “saving” you money they are calculating only “routine purchases” and that 90% of what you pay in HST will be passed back to you in lower prices. Have you seen lower prices?... We didn’t think so.
4. The HST benefits seniors - False Seniors and people on fixed incomes are some of the hardest hit by the HST. A one time rebate of $175 if you vote in favour of their tax in exchange for paying it for the rest of your life is a deal only a snake oil salesman would offer. Why take $175 when you can vote to cancel the HST and keep all your money? How dumb do they think we are?
5. The HST benefits families – False Next to seniors, working families are hardest hit by the HST because they are among the largest consumers and have dependent children. Bribes of $175 per child when your cost is closer to $400 a year each makes you wonder if they think all of us failed math as badly as they did. And what about a single mom with two kids going to college? She gets nothing while the Premier and Finance Minister who earn big six figure salaries get the rebate. Nice.
6. Business will pay more so you pay less - False A temporary increase of 2% in corporate taxes will be passed on to consumers with increased prices. Either way you pay the final bill whether it’s in HST or higher prices.
7. We’ll owe $1.6 Billion if we cancel the HST - False The “Independent Panel” says the HST generated $850 million more than budgeted. Setting aside that is the biggest tax grab in BC history, it means government already has $850 million to repay Ottawa. BC has only received $1B, and Ottawa collected $300M more in corporate taxes under HST than under PST. So it’s a wash. And keeping the HST would cost British Columbians alot more than killing it – over $28 Billion in new taxes in just 10 years.
Vote YES to extinguish the HST and save your province, your democracy, and your money!
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Join a moms group. Relax, enjoy adult conversation, perhaps a craft, a demo, a speaker. Children from birth to age five have their own quality time out. Open to moms of all ages and religions. When: Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30
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‘Living Room’ is a faithbased MDA support group for people with mood disorders, their families & friends. Meets first & third Tuesdays, 8765 Government St., New West. Info, Mark at 604-939-9346 or Graeme 604-444-1228.
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Janelle Robertson’s co-workers at the old eBay customer service center in Burnaby couldn’t get enough of her homemade salsa. Every time she brought some in, they asked for more. She joked she was spending so much time making salsa, she’d have to start charging them. They paid, gladly. And that’s when the light bulb went off over her head. Robertson started researching the ins and outs of starting her own business. Her eBay colleagues gave her advice for a name; her nickname was Nellie, and, as the only woman on her team of 20, she was kind of the mom of the group they told her, so she called her salsa “Momma Nellie’s.” “It sounded trustworthy and warm,” says Robertson. Farmers markets offered a simple, cost-effective way to get her product to customers; she applied to the Vancouver farmers market and was on their waiting list for a year before she got a chance to put her salsa to the jury that vets vendors. It was a hit, and from a handful of markets that ﬁrst year she now does four markets a week, in New Westminster, Burnaby, Port Coquitlam and Vancouver. She spends another 12 hours preparing and canning her salsa, as well as baking organic crackers, in the kitchen of her Burnaby home. It’s become her full-time career. Robertson says she loves the market experience, being in direct contact with her customers. “It’s the easiest and least expensive way to do market research,” says Robertson, who reduced the size of the vegetable chunks in her salsa at the suggestion of her customers, so it ﬂows better and is easier to cook with. The Royal City Farmers Market is held every Thursday, 3-7 p.m., at Tipperary Park. The Burnaby Farmers Market is held every Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., at Burnaby Village Museum. For a schedule of Robertson’s market dates, go to www.mommanellies.com
Black bean enchiladas INGREDIENTS 2 – 15 oz. cans Black Beans, rinsed, drained and divided 1 tsp Chili Powder ½ tsp Ground Cumin ½ tsp Onion Powder ½ tsp Garlic Powder 16 oz. (approx. 2 cups) Salsa ½ cup Monterey Jack Cheese ½ cup Sour Cream 8 – 8 inch Flour Tortillas METHOD Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mash one can of beans in a bowl. Add remaining beans, chili powder, cumin, onion powder and garlic powder. Stir until mixed. In a separate bowl, blend together salsa, cheese and sour cream. Spoon ½ cup of the black bean mixture down the center of each tortilla. Top the black bean mixture with 2 TBS of the salsa mixture. Roll tortillas up and place, seam sides down, in a lightly greased 13 inch x 9 inch baking dish. Pour remaining salsa mixture over top of tortillas. Bake, covered, at 350 deg. For 3035 minutes, until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.
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Sylvia Dawn It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sylvia Dawn Read (nee Falk) beloved wife, mother, daughter and sister on June 22nd 2011. Sylvia was born in Mission, BC, September 26, 1941. She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Goldie Read and leaves to cherish her memory: her son, Robert Read and his wife Ashley, her father, Lawrence W. Falk; her brothers Darrel Falk and his wife Joyce and Doug Falk and his wife Gwen; brother and sister-in-law Terry and Joan Read; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and aunt, Phyllis Groat. Sylvia was predeceased by her mother, Isabelle Falk in 1997. Sylvia grew up in South Burnaby where she learned early to love her Lord. She attended Canadian Nazarene College in Winnipeg, Manitoba where she met Goldie Read. They were married in Vancouver in 1964. The newlyweds traveled back to Winnipeg where they both ﬁnished their theology degrees. They moved to Burnaby in the fall of 1967. Sylvia was a godly, loving woman. Over the years she served faithfully in her local church. She taught the youngest Sunday school children for over 30 years. With her husband, she worked tirelessly for over 30 years in the music program of the church. She had a beautiful soprano voice. In 2003 she was awarded The Distinguished Service Award, the highest award for a member in The Church of The Nazarene. In 1999 diabetes began to slow her work. She was quiet of spirit, a listener and a burden-bearer to many who touched her life along the way. She was much loved by everyone she encountered. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Center. Sylvia especially cherished the friendships she developed in the Renal Department where she had dialysis treatments three times each week. A celebration of her life will be held at the Abbotsford Church of the Nazarene on July the 8th at 11:00 am.
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3 rooms for $269, 2 coats (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com
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Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988
“ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582
MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510
RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free! (778)997-5757, (604)587-5991
Beautiful & adorable purebred German Shepherd puppies born on Apr. 27, no papers. Loving & affectionate parents, vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed. Good family dogs. 604-796-3561 Boston Terriers pups, ckc reg, vet checked, reputable breeder, excellent pedigree. (604)794-3786 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CHIHUAHUA 4 yrs old, female, friendly & sweet personality. $400 Call (604)794-7347 Chwk CKC Reg.soft coated Wheaten Terrier pups, hypo-allergenic. Guarntd. Vet ✓ $1200. Call 604-617-3470 GERMAN SHEPHERD all black pure bred, 9 mo/old male, all shots, neutered, very good with kids, great guard dog. $700. 604-897-3139. GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. 2 Male & 2 Fem. $550. 1st shots & dewormed. Call 778-863-6332. JACK RUSSELL pups, cute, short, stocky, smooth coat, tails doc, dew claws 1st shot. $495 (604)798-9233 MINI SCHNAUZER POMERANIAN X, 3F, 5 weeks old, tails docked, dewormed $500 (604)826-0257 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com PRESA CANARIO pups, $500$1200. Black, fawn & brindle. Dad 150lbs, Mom 120lbs. 778-552-1525 PUREBRED RAZOR’S EDGE Blue Nose Pitbull puppies. $1000 only 3 girls left! 604-716-1377 SHELTIE SABLE PUPPIES 4 months old, asking to go out! $400$600 (604)826-6311 TOY POODLE puppies. 2 apricot, Adorable. Ready to go June 25. $700. 778-240-2400 (Cloverdale)
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 542
FRUIT & VEGETABLES
U-PICK STRAWBERRIES. $1.25 lb. 19478 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Pitt Meadows. 604-763-2808
& Decking 604-462-8528, 218-9618 Painting
Interior & Exterior. Member of BBB since 1975 Call John (604)889-8424
359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread
ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.
10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005 $69/HR. Lic., Insured. Experienced & friendly service. Clogged drains, garburators, leaks & more. Sm jobs OK. Call anytime 604-805-2488.
Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, railing, gates. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com
A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1866-884-7464.
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ABC TREE MEN
Call Ian 604-724-6373
✶ Pruning & Shaping ✶ Tree Removal ✶ Stump Grinding
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
☎ 604-521-7594 ☞ 604-817-8899
#1 Rooﬁng Company in BC
All types of Rooﬁng Over 35 Years in Business
SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDING SALE...SPECIALS from $5 to $12/sq.ft. Great pricing on ABSOLUTELY every model, width and length. Example: 30’Wx50’Lx16’H. NOW $10,500.00. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers 1-800668-5422.
STERLING PIANO Low style. Very good ring. $800. Call 604-557-9644
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A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports
SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
MISC. FOR SALE
566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING
Tree removal done RIGHT!
20 Acre Ranch Foreclosures Near Booming El Paso, Texas Was $16,900 Now $12,900 $0 Down, take over payments, $99/mo. Beautiful views, owner financing, FREE map/pictures 800-755-8953
TEXAS LAND FORECLOSURES! 20/40 acre tracts. Near growing El Paso-Was $16,900 (USD) Now $12,900 (USD) $0 Down, take over payments,$99/mo. (USD) Beautiful views, owner financing, FREE map/pictures. 866-484-0857 (US)
633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS Canadian CSA Modular, Manufactured, and Park Model Homes @ US factory direct wholesale prices. Starting @ 39,824 better features + more options = best value. The Home Boys 877-976-3737 or 509481-9830 www.hbmodular.com We will beat anyone’s price. Guaranteed!
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 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca
• Tree & Stump Removal • Certiﬁed Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~
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HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
“ Call Now for Free Estimate”
Quiet & well maintained bldg. Includes heat & hot water. On site manager. Cat okay. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Secure parking available. For viewing call:
477 Rooﬁng Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.
BEN’S RUBBISH REMOVAL $50-$150 per load. Yard cleanup. Burnaby & NW. 778-859-8760
AMERICAN COCKER Vet ✔, cuddly, family raised, paper trained. Exc pet! $700. 604-823-4393 Chwk. ARCTIC WOLF/Husky X- Socialized, well tempered, paper/outside trained. $500. firm. (604)309-3774 AUSTRALIAN CATTLE dogs, bluehealer female puppy, born April 26, vet checked, 1st shots, working parents. $550. Call (604)860-4400
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Completely remodeled building and 1 & 2 bedroom suites. Located at Metrotown. From $850/mo., includes heat, hot water. Call 604-715-1824
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
Call 604- 522-5230
Skyview Manor 908 6th Avenue
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Completely remodeled building and 1 & 2 bedroom suites. Located at Metro Town. From $850/mo., includes heat, hot water. Call 778-323-0237
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
** 6960 ELWELL ST ** NEAR MIDDLEGATE
MAPLE PLACE TOWERS 1 Bdrm Apts starting at $950 2 Bdrm Apts starting at $1200 Heat and hot water included. Dishwasher, fridge, stove, balcony, shared laundry. Avail Immed. Close to amen, schools and mall.
Call 604-421-1235 www.aptrentals.net BURNABY
2011 Coleman 250
Enclosed & heated water tank only, 3 burner range & oven, A/C. Save $2,400 Now $22,995 (stk.#30823)
www.fraserwayrv.com 1-877-651-3267 DL #31087
Call 604-834-4097 www.aptrentals.com
2011 Coleman 280
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
Aluminum Wheels, A/C, AM/FM/CD with exterior speakers, DSI Water Heater, microwave. $28,995 (stk. 30239)
www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #31087
LAKEFRONT Properties, For Sale 20 minutes from Qualicum www.hornelake.bc.ca
1955 BUICK 4 dr. h/t, red & black, auto, 264 eng., 6,000 mi. on rebuilt motor. $32,000. 1(250)765-0112
2008 CLASSIC cruiser 18’ trailer, new cond. Only used 6 times. Deluxe model, incl high quality mattress, toilet & shower, A/C, furnace, microwave, lge. fridge. $9900 Pls call 604-463-1644 for more info
CITY LIVING IN a Westcoast setting! Beautiful rentals available now in Wesbrook Village at UBC. Studios, 2-bedrooms and Townhouses. Call 604-228-2025 today, or mail DiscoverWesbrook@ ubcproperties.com www.DiscoverWesbrook.ca/bcy
Large newly renovated 1 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
BURNABY, 1/bdrm bsmt suite. $550/mo. N/P, N/S. Avail now. Incl pkngs & hydro. (604)936-2257
Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management
748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION MAPLE RIDGE lrg bright furn’d or unfurn room for female only in character home. Sml pet ok. Now. $500 incl strg/utils/internet. 604-374-8850
Renovated townhomes in magnificent area. Basement, patio, new appliances, garage.
Quiet, spacious 2 & 1 Bdrms & Bachelor suites. Incld: Balcony, prkg, heat & h/wtr
3 Story bldg in great location. 1 bdrm stes from $760. Parking, lndry rm. Close to transit, park, shops. Heat & hot water included. For more info & viewing call
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
ALWAYS CA$H Scrap Vehicle & Equipment Removal.
Park Crest Apts.
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....
Spacious & clean 1 bdrm avail. From $750 - $780/mo. No pets.
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
Call 604-540-6725 NEW WESTMINSTER
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
RIVIERA MANOR Great 1 Bedroom, quiet building nr. amenities, Royal City Mall & Skytrain.
Vista Terrace 7465 13th Avenue,
Includes Heat, Hot Water and Cable.
3-storey building conveniently located minutes from SkyTrain. Renovated 1 bedroom suite from $785. Close to public transit, parks and schools. U/G prkg. balconies, lndry rm. Heat & hot water incl’d.
Please call 604-526-0147
For more info & viewing call
Professionally Managed by Gateway Property Management
Bright & Clean 1 & 2 Bdrms D/W, Heat and hot water included. Close to schools, shopping & public transportation.
CA$H for CAR$ No Wheels -No Problem! Servicing the Fraser Valley 604-746-2855
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
Call 604-837-4589 www.aptrentals.net 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....
Do you want to live in the security of a family community? COQUITLAM, low rise concrete bldg, 2nd flr, 2 bdrm, 2 baths, undg sec. prk, gas F/P, balcony, $1150. Avail. immed. Call (778) 889-3731. COQUITLAM
Welcome Home ! 1 Bedrooms available near Lougheed Mall and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Refs required.
Call (604) 931-2670
Woodland surroundings, on Forest Grove Drive. Good location, close to schools, SFU and Lougheed Mall. No subsidies available. $10 application fee. Maximum housing charges; 2 bdrms avail. $899/mo. Shares $2500.
NO SUBSIDIES AVAILABLE Orientation: Sunday, July 10 1:30 p.m. at 51A-8740 Forest Grove Dr. Phone 604-420-2442
NEW WEST 621 Colburne St. 1 bdrm grnd flr. Quiet bldg. $675/mo. No pets. Close to amenities. Avail now or July 1. Call: 604-454-4540 New West. Crown Manor 430 – 9th Street. 1 bdrm apart, on site ldry, 1 prking spot. Close to shop ping, all amens. Heat & hot water incl. $745/m. 604-451-6676 NEW WESTMINSTER: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.
FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery
#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200 The Scrapper
WHATTLEKAINUM HOUSING CO-OP ORIENTATION
Call 604- 521-3448
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
Super Clean ONE Bedrooms
HOMES FOR RENT
INSTANT AUTO CREDIT Buying a used car is hard enough without having to worry about financing! Get APPROVED for your car loan in minutes: www.NanaimoCars.com WANT A VEHICLE But Stressed About Your Credit? Last week 23 out of 27 applications approved! We Fund Your Future Not Your Past. Any Credit. Receive a $500 Gift Card. 1-888-593-6095
CARS - DOMESTIC
2000 LASABRE LTD. All options, certified. Grand Touring. pkg. 124K Spotless. $5900 778-565-4334
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2004 CROSSFIRE Mercedes built, new Perf.tires,paid$53,000,like new in/out, orig.owner.778-232-3578 2007 TOYOTA COROLLA S, navy blue, 4 dr., loaded, 86,000km, lady driven. $10,900 obo 604-464-6078
ANMORE 2 bdrm + den ste above garage 1100sf 5 appls $1500m. Min to Buntzen Lake N/P. 778-688-6622
2009 TOYOTA MATRIX 4/dr auto p/w, p/l, AC, cd player, 89K, silver. $8800. Call 604-825-9477.
747B SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING
POCO DOWNTOWN All-Inclusive Seniors Residence 1 Bdrm. Apartment Rent incls. freshly prepared meals, cable, housekeeping, emergency response & activities. www.rjkent.com 2675 Shaughnessy St. Call: 778-285-5554
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES
1996 SUZUKI auto, 4 cyl. 1.3L, $1250. (778)551-1662
TRUCKS & VANS
1999 DODGE CARAVAN, absolutely in exc. running order, new battery & tires $3500. (778)883-8096 Rmd.
BARGE: WOOD Camp 131’LX38’4.5”WX9’8.5” D. c/w: Atco trailer complex mounted on barge deck, 20 rooms, kitchen, pantry, dining room, head, shower facilities, laundry, small repair shop, twin Cummins 60Kw diesel gensets. Survey available. Location: Zeballos. $95,000. For more details, 250-703-3551.
A32 NewsLeader Wednesday, July 6, 2011
& L O H C S A E L R F
BC GROWN STRAWBERRIES are here!
Prices effective: July 6th - July 10th, 2011
Fresh New Crop
Large Black Plums
89¢/lb California Grown
FARMS to your TABLE... e h t from ...it’s FASTER th an yo
u th i nk !
$1.69/lb Locally Grown
ENJOY it while it lasts!
75¢ ea. Russet Bakers Potatoes
Sweet & Refreshing
5lb Bag for
2/$3.00 Mexico Grown
Washington Grown *Reg Price $2.49 ea. Valid at Kin’s location at
Valid July 6th to July 10th, 2011 Limit One Per Family - While Quantities Last - 5522
Brentwood Town Centre
Lougheed Town Centre
Brentwood Town Centre Lougheed Town Centre Royal City Centre Marine Way Royal City Centre Marine Way
103 - 610 6th Street 58 - 4567 Lougheed Hwy 206 - 9855 Austin Rd Beside COBS Bread Beside IHOP Beside Purdy’s 604.520.9923 604.298.8299 604.420.0788
200-7515 Market Crossing Burnaby
Now Hiring Cashiers and Stockpersons at stores listed. Assistant Manager at various locations. Great benefits and advancement opportunities. FAX: (604) 272-8065 EMAIL: HR@kinsfarmmarket.com
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Published on Jul 6, 2011
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