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Peter Julian, who was re-elected as the MP for Burnaby-New Westminster, celebrates with the newly-elected MP for BurnabyDouglas Kennedy Stewart at their victory party at the Firefighters’ Club in Burnaby on Monday.

BREAKthrough BREAK NDP holds onto its New Westminster seats, and emerges as the nation’s Official Opposition—for the first time in the party’s history


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CITYPAGE CENSUS HELP AT THE LIBRARY Every five years Canadians are asked to be counted. The 2011 Canada Census takes place May 10. The New Westminster Public Library is offering help understanding and completing the census forms. On Thursday, May 5, at 3:00 pm, a representative from Statistics Canada will answer your questions about the census, why it is important and how to fill in the census form. On Tuesday, May 10 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, a Statistics Canada enumerator will be in the library to provide help filling in the form. Bring your access code if you want to complete the form online.

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TEXT AMENDMENT ZONING AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 7460, 2011 Purpose: The purpose of Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 7460, 2011 is to allow Animal Grooming and Daycare Facilities as a permitted use in the C-1 Local Commercial District. City Contact: Development Services Department at 604-527-4503. Inspection of Documents: A copy of the proposed bylaw and related material may be inspected at Legislative Services, City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, British Columbia, during normal office hours being 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday inclusive (except Statutory Holidays) from April 11, 2011.


Please be advised that submissions received will be published on the City of New Westminster website, with other associated information.

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SECOND ANNUAL SHRED-A-THON Time: Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm Location: Canada Games Pool parking lot Bring in your documents for shredding in exchange for a donation to the New Westminster Firefighters’ Charitable Society. There will be a BBQ, live bands, free Tim Hortons food, informative stalls and free popcorn to name a few. Last year, we successfully raised over $3,000, all of which has gone to support those in need within the City of New Westminster.

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RESULTS AT-A-GLANCE NATIONAL Conservatives New Democrat Liberal Bloc Quebecois Green Independent

Burnaby - New Westminster seats

% vote

167 102 34 4 1 0

39.64 30.62 18.89 6.05 3.91 .43

Peter Julian (NDP) Paul Forseth (Cons) Garth Evans (Liberal) Carrie McLaren (Green) Tyler Pierce (Libertarian)

New Westminster - Coquitlam


% vote

22,193 15.979 4,496 1,788 167

49.63 35.73 10.05 4 .37

* Results not yet official

Fin Donnelly (NDP) Diana Dilworth (Cons) Ken Beck Lee (Liberal) Rebecca Helps (Green) Roland Verrier (Libertarian)


% vote

23,023 20,806 4,068 2,160 95

45.91 41.49 8.11 4.31 .19

* Results not yet official

Julian wins handily By Grant Granger NEWSLEADER

Peter Julian made his way slowly around the crowded Burnaby Firefighters Club banquet hall shaking hands, hugging volunteers, posing for pictures and smiling. He was smiling a lot. He had every reason to. His victory was decisive and his party’s rise in the House of Commons meteoric. It didn’t take long following Monday’s federal election for the New Democrat to claim his fourth consecutive triumph in Burnaby-New Westminster. This time he will join more than 100 other NDP members to form the Official Opposition to a Conservative majority government. In all four of his elections Julian’s share of the riding’s vote has risen going from 34.58 per cent in 2004 to 49.63 per cent this year. “When we went door knocking we’d come across families that we’ve helped, that we’ve advocated for on their behalf and they appreciate that,” said Julian as upward of 400 supporters celebrated around him. “I never take that for granted. Every election you reapply and you reapply fresh. I never take Burnaby-New Westminster for granted.” The NDP’s popularity reached unprecedented heights with more than 30 per cent of the vote and 102 MPs elected at last count Monday evening. It’s something not many saw coming, although Julian did. “It’s an important step for our party but I have always known other parts of the country share our vision of cooperation and solidarity,” said Julian, who garnered 21,193 votes. During his victory speech he recalled telling La Presse 18 years ago the majority of Quebec MPs would be New Democrats saying, “It is unavoidable.” Julian expects with his parliamentary experience he’ll play a large role in helping mould the party in preparation for the next election. “It will be a very exhilarating experience to work toward putting in place an alternative government, a government in waiting,” he said. “Whenever the next election will be held there will be that contrast in government between the Conservatives and a Jack Layton-led NDP.” He credited the other candidates in the riding for running good, clean campaigns that never got personal, and congratulated the Conservatives led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper for winning a majority. But he had a warning for the PM. “I’m hoping Mr. Harper realizes he didn’t get an overwhelming majority, he got a bare majority,” said Julian. PLEASE SEE TORY MAJORITY CELEBRATED ON A4

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Fin Donnelly held up an Orange Crush, symbolic of the NDP’s historic win on Monday.

Fin Donnelly wins a tight race in New West-Coquitlam By Todd Coyne BLACK PRESS

NDP incumbent Fin Donnelly carried the day in the riding of New WestminsterCoquitlam, edging out Conservative challenger Diana Dilworth. He received 46 per cent votes cast, and he had a lead that grew slowly but steadily through the night Monday as the first of 255 polling stations in the riding began reporting in shortly after 7:30 p.m. A handful of NDP supporters watched the televised returns at Sokela Restaurant on Austin Avenue in Coquitlam, and cheered as the NDP orange crowded out the Conservative blue, first by just 50 votes, then growing to a commanding lead as the night wore on. At the other end of Austin Avenue, a considerably larger crowd of Dilworth supporters gathered at Original Joe’s restaurant, the candidate herself making an appearance just after 9:15 p.m. to concede victory to Donnelly.


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Before her conciliatory speech, Dilworth quietly and privately thanked her supporters and the 45-year-old Port Moody councillor told Black Press that there was nothing that she would have done differently in her campaign. “I had an amazing team of volunteers that were so inspired and really believed in a Conservative majority,” Dilworth said, crediting her door-to-door campaign with getting out the vote and growing the Conservative base in New Westminster-Coquitlam since the 2009 by-election. Dilworth even showed off a pedometer on which she said she clocked a total of 350 km of walking while knocking doors in her riding. “We left nothing on the table,” she said. “We ran an exceptional campaign and we didn’t win. That’s politics. That’s democracy. No regrets.” And while Dilworth’s Conservative supporters’ moods were bolstered if not by victory locally then by the Conservative majority in Ottawa, back at Donnelly’s NDP election party, the candidate gave a brief speech thanking his supporters and volunteers while wearing his “lucky” neon orange-and-green tennis shoes and drinking Orange Crush—the orange-flavoured pop whose name has recently become a moniker for the huge wave of NDP support that swept Canada during this election campaign and swept the Liberal party out as Canada’s Official Opposition in Parliament. Despite the massive gains the NDP made nationally and Donnelly’s convincing win over the Conservatives in New WestCoquitlam, the 44-year-old former Coquitlam city councillor said there are still gains to be made within his own riding. “We’ve heard loud and clear the concerns in this riding of affordability, HST, health care, environmental protection... these issues they obviously want me to keep pursuing in the house,” Donnelly said. “We did very well getting our vote out in Coquitlam and Port Moody but in New West, there’s still some improvement there, so we’ve got to work harder there.”

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Donnelly attributed his party’s diminished numbers in New Westminster to the personal popularity of the previous NDP candidate, Dawn Black, who left to become the provincial MLA for New Westminster before Donnelly first won his seat in the 2009 byelection. Liberal Ken Beck Lee, who also ran in that byelection, said he was surprised by his party’s national showing on Monday. The results, he added, should be a wake-up call for Liberals across the country. “I feel crushed,” he said. “I have seen many times... when a party becomes too confident, this kind of thing happens.” Lee said Canada was becoming more polarized and feared the country was moving toward a more American style left-right paradigm. In a text message, Helps commented on the win by Green Party leader, Elizabeth May, in the riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands, where she defeated longtime Tory cabinet minister Gary Lunn to achieve her party’s first federal election victory. “I am so happy Elizabeth won,” said Helps. “Her team worked hard and Canada was behind her. “It is a new day in Canada. This shows that Canadians want change. Now that Greens know this is possible they need to keep working at it.” – files from Gary McKenna

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“Canadians have told him we’re going to give you a try and expect him to work with other Canadians and other parties. I think it would be a mistake if he thinks he’s got a blank cheque.” A Conservative majority was the good news for Tory candidate Paul Forseth, who received 15,979 votes (35.73 per cent). Finishing second was the not-so-good news, but it wasn’t a surprise. “We worked very hard, but with my 12 years of experience in the House of Commons (he served four terms as MP) I knew in advance we had a lot of ground to make up, but we would likely follow the national trend and it looks like we did,” said Forseth. “I’m going to rest easy tonight knowing that the future of the country is in very competent, stable hands and that we should have some political peace for a time and the federal government will be able to roll out a normal legislation agenda over a four-year period. Liberal Garth Evans came in third with 4,496 votes (10.05 per cent). The former Burnaby councillor said there were a lot of things working against him. He was only appointed the candidate on March 28 and didn’t get much money to run his campaign. “This is a tough riding for

the Liberals and our leader and party didn’t help us,” said Evans. “To get 18 per cent of the vote is pretty bad. [Liberal leader Michael] Ignatieff didn’t run a very good campaign and that obviously hurt me, but it’s a tough riding under any circumstances for a Liberal.” Evans said the Liberals had a lot of good platforms but Ignatieff didn’t take advantage of them. When Evans went out in the riding he got good response from the a proposed learning passport program that would have seen money for post secondary education. It was the first the constituents had heard about it, though. “It was a very important plank in my campaign,” said Evans, who also felt Ignatieff not talking about the need for a national housing policy also hurt him. “I’ve seen from this campaign that I can win if I’m properly prepared, financed and receive proper support from the party leader. I’m not sour at all on politics because I could see how I could win.” Although he plans to run again if the next federal election, he also said he will more than likely run in the civic election in November. Green candidate Carrie McLaren finished fourth with 1,738 votes with Libertarian Tyler Pierce getting 167.

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Lunch breaks on the table Board to consider giving students more time to eat next year By Grant Granger NEWSLEADER

A New Westminster mom has received provincial parental support in her fight to make sure students have enough time to eat lunch at school. MaryAnn Mortensen got a resolution to the B.C. Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils’ annual general meeting passed that called for the ministries of education and health to get together to provide guidelines on the length of the eating period for the lunch routine and to provide time for hand washing, preparation and clean up. “I got a ton of support,” said Mortensen on Monday of the AGM held in Richmond on the weekend. Passing of the resolution came on the heels of last week’s decision by the New Westminster school board to investigate the feasibility of extending the eating period from 15 minutes to either 20 or 25 at some elementary schools for 2011-12 within the current timetable and without extending the school day. “Any movement forward is positive. It can’t be any worse than what it is,” said

“I strongly urge the board to not put this issue aside for another year. Health and education outcomes will suffer. This is an issue to address now.”

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Mortensen, vice-president of the New Westminster district parent advisory council. “I’m grateful the school board listened.” Her daughter attends Lord Tweedsmuir elementary where the lunch break in total is 45 minutes, with only 15 for hand washing, eating and cleaning up before the children head out to play. Mortensen maintains that’s not enough time to eat and leads to both health and educational issues because the students don’t finish their lunch. But break times aren’t the

same at every school in New Westminster. The board told her an obstacle to lengthening the lunch hour was adjusting union contracts if supervision time was extended. “Queen Elizabeth in Queensborough have an hour for lunch. Please tell me now why it isn’t possible to do it across the district,” said Mortensen. Trustee Brent Atkinson said if a change is made it must be done by next month in order to be implemented in September. Lengthening the school day to make for a longer lunch isn’t an option, he said. “Adding 10 minutes to the end of the school day, that doesn’t work for me,” said Atkinson. “I think increasing lunch by five minutes is doable, but beyond that there are huge issues because you’ve got supervision issues and extending the day is not practical.” Mortensen’s campaign also got a boost last week from former Vancouver Coastal Health Authority health officer John Blatherwick. The New Westminster resident, who also at one time served as the school district’s health officer, wrote her a letter of support. “I strongly urge the board to not put this issue aside for another year. Health and education outcomes will suffer. This is an issue to address now,” wrote Blatherwick.



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Town halls: Twitter for normal people I listened in to the first one hosted by TransVICTORIA – These days the media never shut up about Facebook and Twitter and “viral videos.” portation Minister Blair Lekstrom, where 5,900 In this year’s political madhouse, no candidate can residents of the Peace River region stuck around for an average 21 minutes to hear why he quit be caught without a social media presence. the B.C. Liberals over the HST, and then went So it surprises me that the breakout technology back. That region and East Kootenay will be the for public engagement turns out to be huge contoughest sell for the B.C. government’s mail-in ference calls on the old landline telephone. referendum in June. “Tele-town halls” were first deployed There were annoyed people. One here by B.C. Liberal leadership canman called it the “ripoff tax” that didate George Abbott. He got such applies to groceries. Lekstrom politely big participation that Kevin Falcon’s noted that basic groceries are exempt deep-pocketed campaign quickly folfrom GST and HST. A farmer said it’s lowed suit. Premier Christy Clark is on top of the carbon tax, which falls doing one Wednesday evening for her harder on people who put up with cold Vancouver byelection run. weather and long driving distances. Falcon, the reluctant finance minisAnother said cross-border shopping ter, is using the same method to ask to Alberta has become even more for options on the harmonized sales Tom Fletcher popular. tax. In between hockey games over the It was refreshing to hear real people next week, folks having dinner will be describe their situations and concerns. getting calls with a recorded message Most had apparently spent little time poring over inviting them to tell him what he should do with media accounts of the HST, but unlike the stale the HST. and spin-heavy debate that resumed in the B.C. Falcon admitted to some trepidation before legislature last week, they were direct, polite and extending such an offer to the general public. willing to listen. What he got at his first one in Surrey was 27,000 Falcon reported a similar experience after people who stayed on the line for an average of 16 90 minutes of questions in Surrey. Suggestions minutes, hundreds who queued up to ask quesincluded dropping the HST by a point (estimated tions, and 90 minutes of surprisingly civil discuscost $850 million) and offering more exemptions, sion with real people.


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on things like gym memberships or bike helmets. Hundreds of people didn’t get to ask their questions, partly because the politicians took up too much time with introductions and smooth talk like “that’s a great question!” The patient callers were asked to leave messages for follow-up. I live-blogged the event on Twitter, including a brief debate with former NDP MLA David Schreck about the fairness of these town halls. Schreck said there should be equal time for a critic of the HST, otherwise it’s just government propaganda. Judging by the NDP’s latest line of questioning, town hall participants aren’t missing much. Their big point in the legislature was that if the HST is rejected, low-income people would still get the GST credit. Yes, and the sun will continue to rise, but poor people will still lose a significant redistribution of income. You’ll hear a lot about the HST in the next few weeks, with government and business advertising the merits of keeping it, and Bill Vander Zalm’s FightHST organization spending $250,000 of public money to continue its campaign of fear and ignorance. You could do worse than participating in one of these telephone town halls. ■ Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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Blaming the dwindling numbers at Hume Park School on lack of parental interest, as was suggested in the local papers recently, seems like interesting mischief in light of the fact that two years ago the school was a vibrant and exceptional elementary school with a devoted student/ family body. I know how exceptional that school was because I had the honour of being an artist-in-residence there for two years for a school-wide program put together by its truly remarkable team of teachers. I have been involved in arts programming for hundreds of teachers and schools on both coasts of North America, both public and private, and my experience at Hume led me to conclude that its teachers had quite simply one of the most integrated, comprehensive ways of working I’ve ever encountered—and it showed in the enthusiasm their children exhibited for the months-long Shakespeare programming we worked on together. I’d never before worked with a group of teachers who so successfully managed to integrate the school’s existing curriculum and make use of its beauti-

ful outdoor environment to the full extent that they did. And the parents were a vocal and enthusiastic part of the equation. The teachers (and parents and students) were also well aware of the precious physical setting the school enjoys and made great use of it within the curriculum. Unlike some concreteyard schools, Hume avails the children to the very things most educators and social commentators currently lament are detrimentally lacking in our children’s modern lives: contact with nature. There are currently a growing number of organizations and research groups, which includes the prestigious Child and Nature Network, that link children’s lack of contact with natural elements to increased depression, diabetes, attention deficit and other social ailments. Last Child in the Woods, Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, by the Audubon medalwinning author Richard Louv makes the case that the human child in nature may well be the most important indicator of our species’ future sustainability. The children at Hume not only have a natural setting

How could the Hume parents keep this up after three years? Parents have simply been demoralized and worn down by the constant threat of closure.

in which to learn but are vigorously encouraged to use it. Whom does it serve to take it away? The bludgeoning feeling a parent experiences while trying to keep their child’s wonderful school open is not to be exaggerated. I experienced it personally when my daughter’s school, Connaught Heights elementary, went through a similar shut-down attempt during one of the Hume attempted-closures. To rally one’s community support and a good defence in short order while being a working parent is truly exhausting. How could the Hume parents keep this up after three years? Parents have simply been demoralized and worn

down by the constant threat of closure. Despite support from the school district this past spring to stir up renewed interest in a Hume kindergarten for next year, there was a failure in followthrough; I know at least one teacher from the school spent some of her vacation working with parents to get the information out to the public. I wonder why there was no ad in the paper? Others in the larger community need to know that the small school option is available to them; the reality is, many don’t even know Hume is open. I feel sorry for the teachers and the community, but most of all, for our youth. I count my blessings that, for now, my kid’s small and wonderful school is still in operation. Renée Bucciarelli New Westminster

New West doing well in reducing waste Recent stories in the media have suggested the City of New Westminster is a poor performer in terms of solid waste diversion in Metro Vancouver. Since full implementation of the City of New Westminster’s new automated waste collection system in October

2010, including expansion of our clean green and kitchen food scraps collection to weekly pick-up, our diversion rate has seen a significant increase and, by December 2010, stood at 59 per cent, well above the Metro Vancouver average and in keeping with those municipalities at the top of the recycling ladder. The citizens of New Westminster have embraced the new system enthusiastically and we look forward to increasing our numbers even further as we work together to reduce the amount of waste we send to landfills. Kristian Davis supervisor, Solid Waste and Recycling Branch City of New Westminster


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HST tele-town halls draw thousands Government says it’s open to making changes to HST to make it more palatable By Tom Fletcher BLACK PRESS

The B.C. government says 27,000 people stayed on the phone for the first of Finance Minister Kevin Falcon’s harmonized sales tax “town halls” in Surrey Wednesday night. Another 5,900 people


in the Peace River region responded to the recorded invitation to hear local MLA Blair Lekstrom defend the HST, and explain why he returned to the B.C. Liberal cabinet after quitting last year in the face of a taxpayer revolt. The regional telephone conference calls are to continue in the next two weeks, calling listed home phones in each region for an hour-long question and answer session on the tax, and what happens if voters reject it

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EVENTS Van Dop Gallery Mother’s Day Celebration: Celebrate mothers over tea in a gallery filled with a wide selection of artworks and jewelry. Enjoy the atmosphere while choosing your perfect gift. When: Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Van Dop Gallery, 421 Richmond St., New Westminster. Info: 604-521-7887.

picture of a northern family and the landscape that shaped three generations. Writer and renowned storyteller Ivan Coyote teams up with songwriter Rae Spoon in a haunting multimedia exploration of one family’s history that unthaws 60 years of stories frozen into the permafrost, all against a moving backdrop of images of life in the north.

When: Saturday, May 7, 8 p.m. Where: Studio Theatre, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Tickets: 604-2053000 or

S F U P h i l o s o p h e r ’s Cafe: Moderator Randall Mackinnon leads the discussion on “What character traits are most

important in surviving and thriving in this millennium?� Everyone welcome. When: Monday, May 9, 7 p.m. Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Admission: $5. Info: 778-782-5215 or

16th Annual Queen’s Park Garage Sale: A huge community event in which people from all over descend on the heritage home neighbourhood checking out bargains, enjoying lemonade and popcorn stands, entertainment and more. All proceeds, including that of residents’ garage sales, donated to Canuck Place. When: Saturday, May

7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Queens Park neighbourhood, New Westminster. Info: Bev Ichiiwa or Deb Wardle at 604-526-2888.

Burnaby Village Farmers’ Market: New location this year. When: Saturdays, May 7 to Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Burnaby Village Museum, 6501

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On Thursday April 21, Moonrakers Pub hosted its first “Send Kids to Camp” luncheon, raising $400. Moonrakers donated $5 from every meal served between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to Fraserside’s Summer Camp Program. Each year Fraserside helps send 150 kids to camp. The Patterson family is one of the appreciative families involved in the program. Isabel is a single mother of two boys aged 10 and 11, and a girl who is seven. The boys are excited to be going to an overnight wilderness camp this summer. While the boys are away, Mom and daughter will get some quality time together. Pictured are Isabel Patterson, Caroline Bonesky (Fraserside) and Mike McKee (Moonrakers).

The Arts Council New Westminster (ACNW) was the recipient of another generous donation from Starlight Casino recently. Executive GM Tim Barnett announced this fourth donation as part of the ‘Found Monies’ program which distributes these monies back into the community of New Westminster. The arts council received a cheque for $3,500. Pictured are arts council president Rick Carswell (left) and director Paul R. Thompson with Tim Barnett (centre). CONTRIBUTED PHOTO


Burnaby’s Holy Cross Elementary School and Key West Ford of New Westminster joined forces April 16 for a fundraising event, raising nearly $4,000 for the school’s Parent Education Committee (PEC). The funds will be put toward year-end activities for Grade 7 students at Holy Cross. Hundreds of people turned up to test-drive their favourite Ford and show their support. Key West Ford and Ford of Canada donated $20 to the school’s PEC for every car that was test-driven. With 198 people participating, they raised $3,960.


Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH) auxiliary president Barbara Sauve (second from left) presents a cheque for $100,000 to RCH site director Jason Cook, RCH Foundation president and CEO Adrienne Bakker (second from right) and program medical director of breast imaging and bone densitometry Dr. Heather MacNaughton in support of RCH Foundation’s Digital Breast Imaging campaign to fund a second digital breast imaging machine at RCH that will help reduce wait times for breast cancer diagnoses.

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A B.C. Book Prizes “On Tour” event was held at the recent Lit Fest New West event April 16. Pictured are two prize nominees Morris Bates (left), author of Morris as Elvis: Take a Chance on Life (Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize Finalist) and Sylvia Olsen, author of Working with Wool: A Coast Salish Legacy and the Cowichan Sweater (Roderick Haig-Brown regional prize finalist), and Sheila Patel of Maywood Community School and David Irvine of CUPE Local 23 (Burnaby civic employees). The photo celebrates the “adoption” of the library at Maywood Community School in Burnaby by CUPE Local 23. CUPE Local 23 has donated $500, which will result in $500 worth of BC Book Prize finalist books being donated to the library of Maywood, through the B.C. Book Prizes Adopt-a-Library Program.

It is almost a year ago that Tim Delesalle was admitted to RCH in full cardiogenic shock. Tim, a healthy, active 57 years, had an unexpected acute heart attack in May 2010. He had just returned from a run when he collapsed at home. He is just one of the more than 2,200 angioplasty patients treated each year at RCH, the heart centre for the Fraser Health region. Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation is raising $2.8 million to build a Multipurpose Interventional Suite (MPIS). This suite will enable the hospital to maintain the exceptional standards of health care British Columbians depend on, providing care for more than 1,400 cardiac and stroke patients annually, while expansion plans continue. Tim and Karen and the Delesalle family’s related companies have pledged a donation of $55,000 toward the funding of the MPIS.

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Bill Radbourne named New West’s Citizen of the Year Bill Radbourne was named citizen Seats for Soldiers returns of the year by the New Westminster

For the third year the New Westminster Salmonbellies will offer free tickets to anyone with a military association and their families in Seats for Soldiers Military Appreciation Night. The game will feature the Salmonbellies’ arch rival Victoria Shamrocks on Thursday, June 9. This year’s game will be broadcast on the web and seen by Canadian troops at military bases around the world.

Chamber of Commerce, while art gallery owner Trudy Van Dop received the Bernie Legge Cultural award at a gala held last Wednesday. Radbourne has volunteered for various sports and community organizations. He also helped found the Massey Victory Heights Residents Association, and is the current president-elect of the Hyack Festival Association.

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Building’s gas turned off — and that’s a good thing By Grant Granger NEWSLEADER

Unlike many people who beg not to have their gas turned off, it was a happy day for Mike Chaplin when he phoned to say, “turn it off.â€? And he believes other New Westminster apartment block owners could make the same ecstatic call if they would make the modiďŹ cation he’s done to Uptown Apartments, a 19-unit block on Third Avenue at Sixth Street which was built in 1962. Chaplin has taken two steps that have allowed him to ditch his $4,800-a-month gas bill. For one, he installed a window coating called IRUV liquid ďŹ lm that blocks solar heat and 99 per cent of UV rays. It keeps the heat out in the summer and keeps it in when it’s not hot. With the coating there’s as much as an eight to 10 degreeCelsius difference between one side of the window and the other. In addition, in a small room on the ďŹ rst oor, Chaplin

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Stuart Kilian Co-owner Uptown Apartments installed three two-metre high heat exchange pumps. They draw air from the outside, separate it and then distribute it through the hot water and ďŹ replaces in each unit and to the common areas. The old boiler that used to heat the building cost $4,800 a month, Chaplin said. “I’m elated. It’s a substantial savings,â€? he said. The system cost about $45,000 to install, so it will take less than a year worth of savings to make up the investment. The system has been running since November, which is when he told then-Terasen Gas he no longer needed them. “Mike really enjoyed making that phone call. I remember it vividly,â€? said co-owner Stuart Kilian. “We knew we had to make

some changes. This building is worth money, but we had to update it.� They claim if they had tried to sell the building a year ago it would have been at a loss, but now it would be at a gain because of the improvements. Chaplin said his tenants were “ecstatic,� except for one—and her moving van was out front as he was speaking. Two tenants, he claimed, were even willing to accept an increase in their rent. The style and age of Uptown Apartments is not unique in New Westminster. There are many three-storey blocks built 50 or so years ago in the city, and Chaplin and Kilian are considering hosting information sessions to show other building owners how to do it. The delicious irony for Chaplin is the fact a brand-new complex next door will need to pay much more to heat its suites than his building. “They have a gas meter and I don’t. Isn’t that amazing,� said Chaplin, who has vowed to not raise the rents for at least a year because of the savings.

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Bikes to brighten River Market Rental business to set up shop in pod By Grant Granger NEWSLEADER

A grey, concrete corner outside the River Market is about to burst out in bright colours and bicycles. A manufactured bike pod will be installed on Quayside Drive this week just outside the doors of Donald’s Market underneath the pedestrian overpass that connects to Hyack Square. It will house Fraser River Bike Tours and Rentals which will have a fleet of about 60 bicycles for rent and provide small repairs. The pod, which will take about two hours to install, will have bold coloured vertical stripes to reflect the bright colours worn by world touring cyclists, and to give the spot a bit of a visual pop next to the grey of the road and railway tracks, said Julie Ramirez, the market’s community services manager. The business will be owned and operated by Tom Littlewood, who

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runs a similar operation at Colony Farms in Coquitlam. He has had a lot of success with school field trips and the hope is to integrate similar programs at the market. For instance, Ramirez said student groups could go for a ride in the morning, eat lunch at the market and then tour the Fraser River Discovery Centre in the afternoon. That would meet educational curriculum goals, physical fitness targets and help business at the market. A tour company

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“People think of New Westminster and think of going straight up Sixth Street, and the reality is it’s a lot more than just hills.” The facility will also offer a season’s pass so area residents can have a bicycle at their disposal without all the worry. “Space is at a premium and storing a bike and a helmet and all the things that go along with bike ownership is challenging,” she said. The fleet will be supplied by Cap’s Bicycle Shop. If a cyclist decides to buy a bike they’ve been riding the rental cost can be put toward the purchase price. For more information go to • Access to the market has been opened up. It had previously been restricted to entering from the east through Donald’s, but entrance is now available through the west doors as well as those along the river on the south side. The second floor entry from the pedestrian overpass has also been opened up.

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New Westminster will get a big boost of juice by 2013. BC Hydro plans to start work this summer on a $37.5-million project to bring enough power to help satisfy the city’s energy needs for the next 20 years. In addition to upgrading the New Westminster substation, BC Hydro will build a 2.8-kilometre, 60 kiloVolt underground transmission circuit through the east part of Burnaby. It will help meet the demand for more electricity in New Westminster with its rising population, said Lesley Wood, manager of stakeholder relations for BC Hydro, and a New Westminster resident. An information meeting to reveal the plans was held at Centennial Community Centre last Wednesday where 21 people showed up. Wood said there was no opposition to the plans at the session because the transmission line would run underground. The route runs beside Robert Burnaby Park and then down Second Street into New Westminster before hanging a left at Glover Avenue and then into the substation on Colborne Street. Construction is expected to begin in July with work scheduled to be completed by early 2013.

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ONGOING Farmers Markets: Burnaby and New Westminster are home to three weekly farmer’s markets that run through the summer. The Burnaby Farmer’s Market runs every Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., running May 7 until Oct. 29, at its new home of Burnaby Village Museum. There’s also a smaller pocket market every Wednesday afternoon at SFU’s Cornerstone Town Square. The Royal City Farmer’s Market returns to Tipperary Park on June 9. It runs every Thursday from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. until Oct. 6. Info: www.artisanmarkets. ca/ (Burnaby), sfulocalfood. ca (SFU) and (New West).

New Westminster Family Place: Gym time, crafts, and games for the kids and a chance for parents to meet new friends and neighbours. Every Thursday that school is in session, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Where: Daycare room, F.W. Howay School, 91 Courtney Crescent (off Tenth Avenue and Cumberland).

New Westminster Parkinson’s Support Group: If you are a person with Parkinson’s or a caregiver interested in sharing ideas, coping

strategies, information and resources, you are warmly welcomed to this support group. Group facilitator also being sought. When: 1st Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. Where: Century House, 620-8th St., New Westminster. Info: Robbin Jeffereys, 604-662-3240 or

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 6th Ave., New Westminster. Info: 604-5274660.

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 weekends) Where: Renaissance Books, 43 6th St., New Westminster, just up from Columbia SkyTrain Station. Info: 604522-7613 or flouann@telus. net.

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, 716-6th Ave. Info: 604-5264729.

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 6th Ave. Register: Ismat, 604-522-3722 ext. 155 or isimo@mosaicbc. com.

Free ESL program for women: Healthy snacks and child-minding available for kids 0-6. Funded by Family Services of Greater Vancouver, Fraserside Community Services and CAPC. When: Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Olivet Church, corner of Queens Avenue and 7th Street, New Westminster. Info: 604-5259144 ext 3655.

Free ESL program for women: Offered by PIRS. Free childcare provided for kids 18 months to 5 years. When: Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 12

p.m. Where: Where: Olivet Church, corner of Queens Avenue and 7th Street, New Westminster. Info: 604-2985888 ext. 21.

The Burnaby-New Westminster Newcomers and Friends Club welcomes women who are new to the area as well as longtime residents. It is a wonderful way for women of all ages and cultures to make new friends. When: Meets the second Wednesday of each month. Info: Lenore, 604-294-6913.

Write From the Heart: Vancouver’s Ruth Kozak has been teaching writing classes since 1994, including travel, novel, creative writing and memoirs. When: Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon. Where: WAVES Coffee Shop, back room, 715 Columbia, at Begbie St., New Westminster. Cost: $5 drop in. Info:

Green Drinks New Westminster: Interested in a sustainable community? Green Drinks New Westminster is a nonpartisan group including professionals, students, green business, community group members, government and others who are interested in positive change. When: Every first Wednesday, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Where: Heritage

Grill, 455 Columbia St., New Westminster. Info: or 604-759-0819.

Social dancing for seniors (50+) is held every Sunday from 12:45-3:45 p.m. at Century House, 620 Eighth Street, New Westminster. Five-piece live band and refreshments. No partners required. Info: 604-5191066.

CLUBS & GROUPS 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 Westminster. Info: Freda, 604-777-1266.

Parkinsons Group:Meets the first Tuesday of the month, 1-3 p.m. Where: Century House, New Westminster. Info: 604-5191066.

Royal City Concert Band 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.

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.

Kiwanis Club of New Westminster meets the first and third Tuesday of the month, 12 p.m. lunch, Boston Pizza, Columbia Square, New Westminster. Info: Marge Ashdown 604-521-8567.

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 a.m. Where: Olivet Baptist Church, 7th St. and Queen’s Ave., New Westminster. Info: Shirley, 604-521-8097.

SUPPORT GROUPS 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.

Alzheimer support group meets third Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. Where: New Westminster. Info: 604-2980782.

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.

‘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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Heritage Life Drawing Society offers artists of all levels and backgrounds an opportunity to practice life drawing with a professional model. Bring your own drawing supplies. Tables will be supplied. Great practise for the serious artist and the weekend artist. When: Every Sunday, 6 to 9 p.m. Where: Dance With Me Studio, 535 Front St., New Westminster. Cost: $11 members and $14 non-members. Info: or Gillian, 604 524-0638.

Arts Alive 2011—Animal Planet: Artwork by elementary students from Burnaby school district. This 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: 604297-4422 or

Richard Major Art Group: This noninstructional group has openings for new members, from beginners to advanced. For artists interested in oils, acrylics, watercolours, ink pens, pencils and pencil crayons. When: Meets Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Burnaby. Info: Eileen, 604515-0371 or Sheila, 604-436-7709.

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.

Jean Duguay’s “OUCH”: Abstract artist’s latest exhibition of acrylic on canvas works. When: Until June 24. Where: Plaskett Gallery, Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New Westminster. Info: 604-517-5900 or

New West Artists 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 or 604349-2902. 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.

‘Clingy’ co-worker is taking up too much of my time


: A co-worker is extremely friendly—you might even call her “clingy.” She is often in my office which can distract me from my work. It’s flattering in a way—we are both single—but I do need some room. How can I express my concerns without hurting her feelings?

may be inevitable because you will in effect be requesting she reduce the amount of time she currently spends with you. If she has no sense you are planning to make such a request, you could catch her “off guard” resulting in some understandable pain. She could even cut you off completely as a way You appear to to cope with her have an admirer anguish. which should I’d recommend make you feel you introduce quite pleased. She the subject using likes to be with language that is you and believes nurturing and senyou like to be with sitive. Perhaps menher. tion a new assignYou’ve likely ment—requiring been aware of her Simon Gibson your immediate sociable nature attention—which for some time, but will temporarily make you now are becoming more less available to spend time sensitive to the fact that with her. her frequent interruptions You could also consider are beginning to affect allocating time available your work performance. to specific days which I will presume, too, that would allow some social because you seem to have contact but still permit you some fondness for her, you to attend to your duties. have welcomed her and She may appreciate the engaged her in conversation. You’ve communicated demands of your position if you explain them clearly the message that you are showing how you are being happy with her regular evaluated by your supervipresence in your office. sor. You don’t want to hurt She may be feeling guilty her feelings although this

for squandering some of her time in any event so your attempt to incrementally reduce the number and length of her visits to your office may, in fact, be appreciated to some extent. If you are contemplating taking your friendship to the next step—such as a dinner out or a movie, for example, a suggestion of a “date” could somewhat offset your expressed concerns regarding too much social time in your office. In considering this matter, it will be important for you to assume some responsibility for the situation—don’t blame her. Show sensitivity and if you would like to develop this friendship, tell her how you feel about her and suggest some contact outside the workplace. ■ 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@



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Arts Alive 2011—Animal Planet: Artwork by elementary students from Burnaby school district. This 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

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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:

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, Five Hundred and Whist. These card games are offered throughout the week. Info: 604-439-5510.

International folk dancing: Learn about the folk music of many cultures along with new dance steps while providing gentle exercise. No partner required. When: Fridays, Oct. 15 to Nov. 26, 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Confederation Centre 55+, 4585 Albert St., Burnaby. Cost: $16.05. Info or to register: 604-2941936.

The Burnaby-New Westminster Newcomers and Friends Club welcomes women who are new to the area as well as longtime residents. It is a wonderful way for women of all ages and cultures to make new friends. When: Meets the second Wednesday of

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Line Dance: Beginners welcome. Moderate exercise for body and brain and lots of fun. When: Mondays, 10 a.m. Where: Deer Lake United Church, 5135 Sperling Ave., Burnaby (enter by ramp at rear of church). Info: Georgie, 604-522-5647

Cameron Senior Choir: Seeking enthusiastic singers to join in. When: Every Monday, 4 to 6 p.m. Where: Cameron Senior Recreation Complex, 9534 Cameron St., Burnaby. Info: 604-4215225 or 604-420-6478.

C a m e ro n S u n s h i n e Singalong: Seeking enthusiastic volunteer musicians to play oldies music mostly from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s. When: Every other Monday, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Where: Cameron Senior Recreation Complex, 9534 Cameron St., Burnaby. Info: 604-420-6478.

Seniors To g e t h e r Program: A senior led group focuses on welcoming and involving seniors in a variety of different activities. When: English conversation (Fridays, 10 to 11 a.m.), seniors social group (Fridays, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., light lunch served) and Wii games and exercise (Wednesdays, 12 to 3 p.m.). Where: South Burnaby Neighbourhood House, 4845 Imperial St.,

Bonsor 55+ Health Alert Program: This weekly drop-in program offers blood pressure monitoring, massage, chair exercises, height and weight monitoring and health related literature. Practice and learn about a healthy lifestyle with support from retired nurses and knowledge trained volunteers. When: Mondays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (guest speaker noon). Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Admission: $2 donation per session. Info: 604-4395510.

Bonsor 55+ Bingo: Get out and enjoy a fun game of bingo. When: Wednesdys, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-439-5510.



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One holdout in Metro growth plan

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egy a political football in civic elections this fall, with the risk it will be unravelled if new councils are elected in November vowing to renegotiate the accord. “I dread that possibility,” Corrigan said. “Those who have tried to obstruct the plan are succeeding – with the help of the minister.” The holdout Coquitlam council rejected the new plan as inconsistent, riddled with exemptions and vesting too much control in the hands of the regional board. Even if Coquitlam’s concerns can be dealt with during the initial 60-day period, another 60-day acceptance period then kicks in during which Metro must resubmit the revised plan to all member cities for approval. Other cities can’t reopen parts of the plan they’ve already agreed to – they can only object to amendments made as a result of negotiations with Coquitlam. The new develop-

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Coquitlam Coun. Lou Sekora said the delays are the fault of the Metro board because it tried to “use a sledgehammer” against his city by seeking arbitration instead of immediately trying a more conciliatory approach. “That is not going to be tolerated,” he said, adding he’s thankful the province rejected the request. Coquitlam had asked the province to choose the non-binding dispute resolution process. If the issue does drag into the elections and the next term of councils, Sekora said, “they deserve that because of the way we’ve been handled. Never stomp on a municipality when you don’t have to.” Full arbitration is still an option if nonbinding talks fail, but it’s one of three potential final settlement methods that also include final proposal arbitration and peer panel settlement. Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart committed to work as fast as possible to find agreement. Corrigan said he will take Stewart at his word and trust that Coquitlam won’t try to “rag the puck “ past November. Corrigan previously accused Coquitlam councillors of being swayed by land developers who fear tighter regional development restrictions. While some Coquitlam councillors flatout oppose the growth strategy as a Metro power grab, Stewart said he believes changes could still satisfy a majority of his council. A key issue, he said, is that the plan fails to define the term “regionally significant” and leaves that to local cities to determine for themselves. As a result, he said, some streamside riparian areas are protected in conservation and recreation zones in some cities but not in others. Metro’s board voted last Friday to delegate the handling of the dispute process to its intergovernmental committee, which aims to work quickly to meet the deadline set out by Chong.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 NewLeader A21 BURNABY • NEW WESTMINSTER

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






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OWN YOUR OWN CLEANING BUSINESS Janitorial Franchise Location cannot be responsible for errors after the first day of publication of any advertisement. Notice of errors on the first day should immediately be called to the attention of the Classified Department to be corrected for the following edition. reserves the right to revise, edit, classify or reject any advertisment and to retain any answers directed to the Box Reply Service and to repay the customer the sum paid for the advertisment and box rental.

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

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

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TOTAL OUTDOOR Property Specialist $120-$360 CASH Daily for out-door work! Competitive, energetic, honesty a MUST!

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AGREEMENT It is agreed by any Display or Classified Advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event of failure to publish an advertisement shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for that portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only, and that there shall be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement. The publisher shall not be liable for slight changes or typographical errors that do not lessen the value of an advertisement.


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FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944 REQUIRED: TJ HD Mechanics for Southern Interior Road Maintenance Company’s Lillooet location. Fax resume to (250)374-4114 or email For further information

Bindery Workers Van Press has immediate openings for on call Bindery Workers. Applicants must be available to work a variety of scheduled day, evening, night and weekend shifts and have reliable transportation. Additionally, successful applicants will need to be available on a call-in basis. Excellent remuneration. Experience an asset, but not a requirement. Please forward resumes to: Plant Manager Van Press 8325 Riverbend Court Burnaby, B.C. V3N 5E7 Via Fax: 604-515-4686 Email:

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GENERAL LABOURER, Rigger/ Welder Fabricator/Crane Operator. Amix Salvage & Sales /Marine Division. Amix is seeking motivated, hard working team members to add to an already strong and versatile team. Do you want to work in the water? Do you want to make the big lift? Do you want to help to make a mark in the marine salvage industry?... Come Aboard!!! Experience with barges, cranes, boats is an asset. Certifications in respective disciplines also an asset All applicants considered. We are COR certified and very serious about the safety of our Team.

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Required by Fish Processing Plant for day shifts Please apply at: #200-11251 River Rd. Richmond.


Please forward Resume in the strictest of confidence to: Only those short-listed will be contacted.

MARINE MECHANIC Canfisco, a fully integrated sea food processing company is looking for a Marine Mechanic to join its fishing vessel maintenance department. The successful candidate will be familiar with fishing vessel operations and able to perform associated rigging duties such as: S splicing both rope & wire rope S climbing masts and rigging to inspect, repair & install rigging components S servicing & evaluating rigging & fishing blocks S repairing & general mainteance of fishing vessels S operating machinery on board & ashore including winches, power tools, forklifts, shop equipment Certificate of competency for operation of under 100 ton vessels is highly recommended. We provide on going training, career stability and a friendly working environment.

To apply: Fax 604-681-5916 or Email:



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SALES SUPERVISOR Wanted with relevant exp. Duties: Supervise sales staff, maintain inventory, resolve issues, sell products, prepare reports for sales, and train staff. Basic English is required. Punjabi is an asset. Sal: $20/hr Fax: 604-434-7702 E-mail: Location: 5140 Imperial Street Burnaby, BC



A well-established Highway, Heavy Civil and Mining Construction Contractor in Southern BC is seeking an experienced Civil Construction Superintendent for a fulltime, year-round position. You must be a highly motivated, self-starting individual. Responsibilities to include: • The planning and schedul-

Commissioned sales people required. Must have a good command of the English language, a reliable vehicle, and 2 to 3 years of HVAC sales experience. Interested in exploring this position, please email your resume to or fax it to 604-552-5989





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RAZAR DELIVERIES Topsoil/Lawn & Garden - $24/yrd Aged Mushroom Manure - $15/yrd Steer Manure - $15/yrd.

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Call Kelly


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Furniture, Appliances, Housewares, Clothes, Toys & much, much more!


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BUILDING SALE... Canadian Manufacturer Direct. 25x40 $6320. 30x40 $7370. 35x50 $9980. 40x80 $18,900. 47x100 $31,600. Ends optional. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers since 1980, 1-800668-5422. DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL BUILDINGS Priced to Clear - Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. SAWMILLS - Band/Chainsaw SPRING SALE - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. MAKE MONEY and SAVE MONEY In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00. 1-800-566-6899 Ext.400OT

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Sat & Sun May 7th & 8th 10am ~ 3 pm

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227 & 228 Seventh Street,

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(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.

MINI DASCHUNDS FOR SALE, Vet Checked. Good homes only, $750 Female, $650 Male. 604-796-3756 or 604-845-4060

Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread




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DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors disc. Friendly, family bus., 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408/604-299-7125






BOSTON TERRIER; CKC REG; Rep.Breeder; first shots, avail May 21. Contact 604.868.7212 or 604.794.3786 BOSTON TERRIER; CKC REG; Rep.Breeder; first shots, avail May 21. Contact 604.868.7212 or 604.794.3786 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! Visit us at or call 1 (604)820-2977 CHIHUAHUA P/B pups. Ready now Vet ✓. Shots, 2 M, 3 F. Short hair. Family raised. $600. 604-852-1805 Chocolate CKC reg’d LAB pups, 1st shots, tattoo, view parents, H & E, ready now. $750. 604-533-3733 LAB RETRIEVER PUPS, yellow & black, $650. Vet check, quality lineage, dew claws, 1st shots, dewormed. (604)702-0217

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!





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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 NewLeader A23 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS PIANO; KAWAI, 5 yrs. old, excellent condition, $2100 obo. Call 604819-0589.



BIG BEAUTIFUL ARIZONA LAND $99/mo. $0 down, $0 interest, Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport Guaranteed Financing, No Credit Checks. Pre-recorded msg. 1-800-631-8164 Code 4001 LAND LIQUIDATION 20 Acres $0 Down, $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas (2nd safest U.S. City) Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money Back Guarantee FREE Color Brochure 800-755-8953

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq. ft home including delivery and installation only $ 109,950. Many other plans available. The Home Boys 877-976-3737, 509-481-9830 or BURNABY, 6089-6091 Brand new. side by side duplex. Possession end of May possible. Call TJ @ Sutton Proact (604)728-5460








ROYAL COLONIAL 7111 Linden Avenue 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. For more info & viewing, call


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

Small pet ok. Call

Snjezana 778-788-1847

Small pet ok.

Hillcrest Manor 1303 8th Avenue

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....


Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley


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


Richmond, East / New Westminster: 3 storey Townhouses with 5/appls, 2/bath, garage, f/p. From $1440/mo.

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Completely remodeled building and 1 & 2 bedroom suites. Located at Highgate Mall. From $780/mo includes heat, hot water and parking. Call Kelly 778-994-2334 Burnaby:


** 6960 ELWELL ST ** NEAR MIDDLEGATE Quiet, spacious 2 & 1 Bdrms & Bachelor suites. Incld: Balcony, prkg, heat & h/wtr




1974 VW Beetle. Orange. Totally restored. Documents avail. $8000 obo. 604-855-5019 for details.

2 Bedroom apartments available. Hardwood floors, balcony. Rent includes heat and hot water.

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. NEW WESTMINSTER

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

Skyview Manor 908 6th Avenue 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

Rozario 778-788-1849

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

Top Dollar Today!

Scrap Cars & Trucks

778.772.4724 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

CEDARWAY APT Bright & Clean 1 & 2 Bdrms



Call 604-837-4589

707 APARTMENT FURNISHED BEAUTIFUL, bright 2 bdr 2 bath upper floor in great neighbourhood. Close to everything. Gas FP,insuite laundry,hardwood floors, beautifully furnished. $1650 plus utilities. 604 512-0000



LOON LAKE Cabin, sleeps 7, full kitchen & bath, dock, boat launch, $100/day - 3 day min. 250-826-5575 or email:



$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. DLN 30309

MAPLE RIDGE. 3 bdrm rancher on 1/4 acre. Nr amens. 6 appls, 2 large sheds, ample prk. np/ns, avail now. $1450/mo. Call 604-941-3259.

747B SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING All-Inclusive Seniors Residence


Panorama Court Spacious & clean 1 bdrm avail. Starting at $780/mo. No pets.

Call 604-540-6732

1 Bdrm. Apartment Rent incls. freshly prepared meals, cable, housekeeping, emergency response & activities. 2675 Shaughnessy St. Call: 778-285-5554



COQUITLAM 2 bdrm garden ste, nr Douglas College. June1, ref’s, N/s N/p. $950 +1/3 utils. 604-805-7728. 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

PITT MEADOWS, Meadows Garden, brand new 2 bdrm condo, 2 baths, 5 appls, view of Golf Course. Avail. now. $1,350. (604)728-3056.

NEW WESTMINSTER - 1 Bdrm bsmt suite - $850/mo. n/p, n/s. Avail. now. 778-836-1196 Pitt Meadows. 2 bdrm ste in newer home. Nr amenits. N/S N/P. Avail now. $900 + % utils. 604-825-0587. PORT COQUITLAM Northside, 2 bdrm grd flr. gas F/P. Garage parking. Private entry. $800/mo. N/S. N/P. Avail May 15th. 604-942-9725.



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


1980 CHEV crane truck, 8 ton lift, $7000 obo. Call Doug @ 604-7500194 2000 GMC JIMMY SLS V6, 4.3L, loaded, new brakes, tires & battery. 4x4. $3900 obo. 778-846-5649 2001 DODGE 1500, ext. cab, black, w/box liner 4X4 318 V8 fuel injected trailer hitch, elec trailer brake. Aircared. $12,750.obo. 1 owner, well maintained. Purchased new at Abby Chrysler. Joe 604-309-7302



Call 604-526-7015

D/W, Heat and hot water included. Close to schools, shopping & public transportation.




Park Crest Apts.

MAPLE RIDGE Central TWO 1 Bdrm, spacious, newly reno’d, $580 AND $645/mo + util’s. Both incld parking N/P, June 1. 604-341-1475


1997 Canadian Flyer 24ft Ford 350 V10. Excellent condition. Super clean and reliable. Solar, rear bed , new tires, AC, ABS, many extras, 224,000kms $12,000




Call 604-540-6725


2007 CHEROKEE Lite 18DD, sleeps 7, Tub, shower, Micro, A/c. $10,500: 604-596-0275

Professionally Managed By Colliers International

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....

The Scrapper


225 Royal Avenue

Call (604) 931-2670


Call 604-421-1235

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

2006 NORTHSHORE 30 FT Travel trailer, 36” dble slides, bunk units, fully loaded $24,000. 604-824-8970



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.



Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management



Call 604-522-1050

Camellia 778-788-1839

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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

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

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

Rozario 778-788-1849 BURNABY





821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2003 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE, auto, 1 owner, 95K, silver, black leather, mint cond, $6400, (778)889-3560.


Call 604- 521-3448 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


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

Tiffany Place 1115 4th Avenue 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.


Call 604-834-4097

Snjezana 778-788-1847

Call Oana 778-788-1834


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

Small pet ok. Call

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.



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.

The Westport 1021 4th Avenue

Vista Terrace 7465 13th Avenue,


Pinecrest Manor 905 4th Avenue

Albert 778-788-1853





1997 BUICK PARK AVE heated, memory, leather seats, pristine cond, priv, $5900. 778-565-1097

1998 Audi A4 quattro, V6, 5spd, 317KM. $3000 obo. 250-307-1215. 1998 CADILLAC CATERA - 135K, 4 dr. auto, leather, loaded, local, new tires / brakes, runs great, $2300obo. Must See 778.895.4260 2000 LASABRE LTD. V6, Gran Touring pkg, 16’’ alloys, 19K’s, spotless, priv, $7500obo. 604-364-1554 2004 BUICK LASABRE, cloth int, 148K, show room cond, private, $7900 obo. 604-593-5072. OLDSMOBILE ALERO 1999. V6 auto, 4 door, loaded, low km’s, no accid, AirCared til July ‘12. $3500. 778-888-6805 / 778-837-6577



PRINCECRAFT Resorter. Like new. 14’. With floor, 8 HP, elec. starter, tilt, Yamaha motor, front mounters, W55 remote controlled electric motor, galvanized trailer etc. $6500. obo. 604-855-0116

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A24 NewsLeader Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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Now Hiring Cashiers and Stockpersons 200-7515 Market Crossing at stores listed. Assistant Manager at various locations. Great benefits and Burnaby advancement opportunities.

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