NEWSLEADER WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 12 2011
smart move? It’ll cost almost a billion dollars to install smart meters at homes across B.C. Will the investment pay off through signiﬁcant reductions in energy use?
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A2 NewsLeader Wednesday, October 12, 2011
QUEENSBOROUGH RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION The October 18th meeting of the Queesborough Residents Association has been set aside for an all candidates meeting for people nominated and running for election to New Westminster Council as well as the Mayoral candidates.
CITYPAGE ANNUAL CRAFT SALE AND TEA Presented by Century House Saturday November 5, 2011 10:30 am to 2:30 pm 620 Eighth Street, New Westminster Join us for a lovely afternoon tea - there will be crafts and gift ideas galore! This is a fundraiser for the Century House Association. For more information, please call 604-519-1066.
HELP KEEP DRAINAGE GRATES CLEAR OF DEBRIS The City of New Westminster requests the assistance of residents to help clear leaves, debris and snow that may block drainage grates on City roads surrounding your property. This will help prevent possible ﬂooding and washouts and will ensure proper drainage. If the drain still appears to be plugged, please contact Engineering Operations at 604-526-4691 and a crew will be sent to inspect and clean the chamber. Please note: It is normal to have some standing water in the chamber.
All residents and candidates are invited to attend on October 18, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the Queensborough Community Centre. Candidates who wish to RSVP or for further information, contact QRA Vice-President Dean Wells at paciﬁcproject@telus.net.
PLANNING A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD Are you planning a major trip or like to fantasize about world travel? Don’t miss the New Westminster Public Library’s program on Planning Your First Trip Around the World on Tuesday, October 18 at 7:00 pm. As space is limited, preregister at 604-527-4667. Max Vincent, who has explored the globe extensively over the past 10 years, will share his many and varied experiences in planning a substantial trip. He will oﬀer insight into how to plan, how to pack eﬀectively and eﬃciently and what challenges might be expected along the way. The program is held in the library’s auditorium at 716 6th Avenue in New Westminster.
CONNAUGHT HEIGHTS RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION MEETING The Connaught Heights Residents’ Association will meet on Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 7:30 pm at Connaught Heights Pentecostal Assembly, 2201 Eighth Ave.
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Agenda items will be updated and available on our blog by Tuesday, October 11:
Regular meeting to be held Wednesday, October 19 at 7:00 pm at the New Westminster Library, Plaskett Room.
Agenda includes an update on the Moody Park Pedestrian Project, correspondence on train noise, traﬃc and police reports, committee nominations and a report on Seniors Festival.
Bring your ideas, questions and concerns to the meeting and ﬁnd out what’s going on in your neighbourhood. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please contact Karl Brysch at 604-523-1455 or Mike Walmsley at 604-522-4512.
EVENTS Monday, October 17 3:00 pm Working Session of Council Committee Room #2 6:00 pm Public Hearing Council Chamber *please note that council meetings are now video streamed online
Tuesday, October 18 1:00 pm Electric Utility Commission EOC #1 5:30 pm Police Board NWPS Training Room 6:30 pm Advisory Planning Commission Committee Room #2 Wednesday, October 19 1:00 pm Family Court Committee Committee Room #2 Thursday, October 20 2:00 pm Seniors Advisory Committee Committee Room #2 3:00 pm Special Services & Access Committee Council Chamber
Come join us and bring your ideas! For more information, call Andrew Baker 604-522-0037.
NWPS OPPORTUNITIES VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION FOR YOUTH Information session for youth interested in volunteering with New Westminster Parks, Culture & Recreation Saturday, October 15, 2011 from 10:00 am to noon @ the New Westminster Youth Centre, 620 Eighth Street, Fir Room This event is free, but pre-registration is requested. Call 604-519-1066. Additional Information: • Students will receive two hours volunteer credits for attending. • Orientation is mandatory for youth interested in volunteering with New Westminster Parks, Culture & Recreation. • Orientation will provide information on volunteering at the Youth Centre @ Moody Park, Queen’s Park Petting Farm, Century House, Queensborough Community Centre as well as at other facilities and general special events. Contacts: Ruby Campbell Volunteer Coordinator P: 604-519-1023 F: 604-526-6358 email@example.com
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NEWS BRIEFS HARLEM CLOWNS COMING
Burnaby-New Westminster NDP MP Peter Julian has reintroduced a bill to protect Canadian citizens living abroad who are victims of human, environmental or labour rights violations by Canadian individuals or corporations. Julian said when those rights are violated there is little concrete or effective enforcement. His bill would create a civil cause of action remedy. Its ﬁrst introduction died with the May 2 federal election call.
The Harlem Clowns, a touring comedy basketball team that has criss-crossed North America since 1934, will play a game against the New Westminster Hyacks on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m. at the school’s Massey gym. Advanced tickets are $8 with tickets at the door $10. For more information call 604-517-6300 ext. 9637.
New Westminster secondary’s music program will hold its second annual Bandathon at the school on Saturday. It will be a 12-hour marathon to raise money to help to pay for the senior band’s trip to Ottawa to perform at MusicFest, as well as for another trip to Whistler and needed instruments. The inaugural bandathon raised more than $20,000 last year. For more info or to donate go to www.fanofthebandathon.com.
The Royal City Musical Theatre will hold a fundraiser, A Night at Harmonia Gardens, at the Inn at the Quay’s Hyack Room on Sunday, Oct. 16, 6 p.m. The “celebrity-laden evening” includes a full course gourmet dinner, wine and appearances by Canadian musical theatre luminaries. Tickets are $100, or a table of eight at the price of $87.50 each. For more information go to www.masseytheatre.com.
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Will smart meters be a smart move? By Tyler Orton
wo years ago, Clay Howey struck on a fun way to inspire students in residence at BCIT to save energy. He installed smart meters in each building and gave them a challenge: the house that reduced energy consumption most over a twoweek period would win what many students crave—pizza and beer. So students could track their progress, Howey, research head of BCIT’s mobile applications development team, created a web portal that showed hourly usage. Instead of using electric dryers, some students dried their clothes on racks. And some realized that you can cool down a room by turning down the heat instead of just opening the windows. The houses managed to get an average energy savings of 22 per cent by the end of the competition, while the winners chalked up an impressive 31 per cent energy savings. The question now, as smart meters are installed in houses, condos and apartment buildings across the province, is whether those same impressive results can be replicated on a grand scale. And will the investment of almost $1 billion to create the infrastructure be worth it?
These digital devices are gradually replacing the current analog meters responsible for measuring customers’ energy consumption levels. Over 134,000 are already hooked up to homes. The smart meters’ wireless capability will allow people to hop online and monitor their household energy consumption hourby-hour instead of waiting for a monthly bill. BC Hydro says it expects a net beneﬁt of $520 million over the next 20 years through reduced electricity theft, energy savings and increased operating efﬁciency, with $70 million in savings coming over the next three years alone. Installing the devices in every household by 2012 will cost $930 million. Similar systems have gone live in Italy, Australia and the United States, but the rollout of the new meters hasn’t come without controversy here in B.C. Groups such as the Coalition to Stop “Smart” Meters have rallied against the implementation of the devices, citing health risks, privacy concerns and democratic infringement. Coalition director Sharon Noble is going so far as to tell people to cover up their analog meters with signs telling technicians not to install the new devices. And she said she knows of a man who even went as far as to tie a canoe to his old meter
BCIT researcher Clay Howey uses an Internet portal called the Microgrid Energy Management System to monitor power consumption at on-campus apartments. Similar Internet portals will be available to BC Hydro customers who wish to keep track of their own energy usage when smart meters go active next year.
to prevent it from being replaced. This anti-smart meter group includes founding members such as Green Party leader Elizabeth May and former B.C. politician Rafe Mair. But not all environmentally minded people are against the smart meters. Earlier this year the Environmental Defense Fund, an American green organization, threw its support behind the technology as it rolled out in San Francisco. New Westminster Environmental Partners, a non-partisan community group that promotes environmental sustainability, has not adopted a position on smart meters, but NWEP director Matthew Laird says he personally supports the
devices. “A smart grid is an efﬁcient grid,” Laird says. “If you can better manage your power grid, you can ﬁnd leakage, you can ﬁnd where the high usage is.” As for the health risks that the Coalition to Stop “Smart” Meters cites, Laird says he’s not too concerned. “We’ve been using RF (radio frequency) transmitters for over 100 years. The amount transmitted by these devices is so miniscule compared to the blanket of radiation from cell phones, I don’t think you could actually quantify any risk from smart meters.” The new devices will send usage info to BC Hydro four to six times a day, transmitting data wirelessly for less than a minute throughout
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the day. Laird says if BC Hydro committed to time-ofuse pricing, money could be saved on building new power infrastructure. With timeof-use pricing, you pay less to use power during times of low demand. It would cost less to run a dishwasher or watch TV late at night as opposed to when most people get home from work. “You don’t have to build more production facilities, you don’t have to impose on the environment to generate more electricity. That’s a very good thing. That’s what smart meters can help us do by managing our power grid more efﬁciently,” Laird says. “If you know what you’re using, if you can actually see how you’re using the power rather than just a monthly statement, which is a very verbose way of reporting usage, then you really do have the opportunity to use less power and therefore save on the need to generate more power.”
Hard to change people’s behaviour Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan says smart meters fall way down on his list when it comes to balancing the environment with economic sustainability. “The problem with our environmental groups that happens so often is they don’t care how much it costs. They have no sense of the economics,” Corrigan says. PLEASE SEE REDUCED ON A4
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Seniors add to changing face of NW homelessness
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Coalition ramps up efforts for more awareness, offering of support By Tyler Orton CONTRIBUTOR
BC Hydro will begin upgrading homes and businesses with new smart meters.
The New Westminster Homelessness Coalition is ramping up efforts this week to bring awareness and offer support to the homeless who live in the city. Similar events are rolling out across the Lower Mainland as part of the sixth annual Homelessness Action Week, which began Monday and runs to Oct. 16. â€œThere is a real changing face in homelessness that Iâ€™m seeing,â€? said NWHC co-chairman Chuck Puchmayr. â€œWeâ€™re starting to see alarming increases in seniors having great difďŹ culties staying in their homes and staying in their communities.â€? Itâ€™s Connect Day today (Wednesday) at Holy Trinity Cathedral, which includes a free breakfast,assistance with job placement, ďŹ nding housing, and even dental hygiene.
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Members of the Wood Street Temple are stopping by the church in the afternoon to provide vegetarian curry meals. The NWHCâ€™s big fundraising event for the year takes place Oct. 13 at the new LafďŹ‚ines Comedy Club. Harm reduction specialist Bijan Nasiri Manesh will speak at the dinner. No Fixed Address, a band made up of former homeless people, will take to the stage later in the night. Tickets for the event are $75 each. On Oct. 14 the Shiloh United Church is holding a screening of Dark Days, a documentary following a group of homeless people living in abandoned tunnels in New York City. Puchmayr said one of the best ways the average person can help out this week is by donating to the food bank. â€œWeâ€™re seeing a shocking increase in the need for the food bank in New Westminster,â€? he said. â€œContributing money to a food bank is positive because the food banks have so many excellent connections now where what youâ€™d pay for a can of beans, they could buy four cans of beans.â€?
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â€œThe question is always â€˜Whatâ€™s necessary and whatâ€™s unnecessary?â€™ And in the present economic times the last place Hydro should be putting their money into is smart meters.â€? Instead, the mayor says heâ€™d rather see dollars invested in educating people about energy reduction. He cited BC Hydro programs like Power Smart that teaches people to install energyefďŹ cient furnaces or better
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insulate their homes. Corrigan says reduced power consumptionâ€”one of the beneďŹ ts BC Hydro toutsâ€”is unlikely. â€œI donâ€™t think the evidence supports that there is a signiďŹ cant change in behaviours in utilization of energy. You still have to wash your clothes, you still have to turn on your lights. Thereâ€™s certainly an increased awareness that develops as a result of this, but I donâ€™t think it makes a signiďŹ cant difference in what you need to be able to
operate your home,â€? he says. As for the BCIT students and their 31 per cent energy savings, Howey admits prizes were a strong incentive. â€œYou can affect short-term behaviour change, but we were kind of interested in after the fact. Afterwards we got about a 10 per cent energy savings. Just by monitoring what your consumption is in real time, you just build awareness and itâ€™s on their mind.â€? firstname.lastname@example.org
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More janitor coverage needed, union says By Tyler Orton CONTRIBUTOR
Union ofﬁcials are voicing their concerns over a New Westminster school board policy that staggers the hours a replacement employee can work when a custodian calls in sick. Due to budget constraints stemming from three years, school trustees voted to replace custodians for four hours the ﬁrst two days they call in sick and for six hours on the third day. A replacement will only work a full eight-hour day if a custodian can’t make it in on the fourth day. Marcel Marsolais, president of the union representing custodial staff in School District 40, sent an email to members of the District Parent Advisory Council last month expressing his displeasure that this policy is continuing. “This unacceptable practice only contributes to an unhealthy workplace and increases the potential for lost time due to illness for all staff and students,” Marsolais wrote. School trustee Casey Cook said that those hours are slowly being restored as the ﬁnancial outlook for the school district changes. “Three years ago when we
were in a budget crisis, we had a whole range of choices in front of us—none of which anybody liked—but we had to make them. We simply had to get our ﬁnancial house in order,” Cook said. “Is it optimal? No. Do we feel it’s safe? Yes.” He said he’s not sure when the ﬁnancial situation will improve enough to fully restore custodial hours on sick days. Former DPAC chair Paul Johansen said he doesn’t buy the school board’s explanation. “I think they’ve got their priorities out of whack and I think they need to be focusing on our kids and our district,” he said. “They seem to be putting a lot of emphasis on out-of-catchment kids and out-of-country kids and they shouldn’t be.” Johansen said custodians are needed every day. In addition to rats roaming around New Westminster Secondary School, he’s heard of other cases where the health of students was at risk due to the lack of custodial staff on sick days. “We’ve seen it in schools where kids will throw up and they put a bucket over it and it will stay there for three hours before somebody comes in,” he said.
Hector Bremner seeks BC Liberal nod in New West
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Take a TV timeout Like many politicians, Premier Christy Clark has never met a TV camera she didn’t like. She took her zeal for the lens to new levels when she suggested during last week’s throne speech that television cameras should be allowed into courtrooms during the trials of those charged in the Stanley Cup riots. Clark said since they had no problem doing their crimes before the cameras, they would have no problem with their trials being in front of cameras, a statement that had some wondering if she hadn’t already convicted them before their day in court. Naturally, the New Democrats jumped on her suggestion. Burnaby-Deer Lake MLA Kathy Corrigan, the party’s public safety critic, called Riot TV a gimmick. The premier insisted her suggestion wasn’t a political stunt because opening up the courts is part of opening up government. That may be the case, but her suggestion is arbitrary. If courtrooms are to be open to television cameras, is this not a change that should be debated in the legislature and other public forums? Cameras in the courtroom would constitute a major shift in justice policy in this country. The United States has allowed them for decades. There are many who believe it’s been a good thing because it’s made the justice system accountable. Others believe the cameras bring an artiﬁcially high level of melodrama that subverts the justice process. Theoretical logic aside, there is also the ﬁnancial cost such a system would impose on a government already strapped to pay for basics like health, education and enough judges to keep the court system moving. Prosecuting the rioters is a hot button topic in these parts, and Clark recognizes that. However, her suggestion smacks of attempting to endear herself to the electorate without carrying out the proper process to make the change. Allowing cameras in the courtroom is worth debating. If adopted it should be implemented with forethought and planning, and not arbitrarily.
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TV stunts won’t solve court problems with his hand in the cookie jar for the second time VICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark handed her in his career. opponents more ammunition last week with her Crown and defence lawyers exchanged legalese latest “ready, ﬁre, aim” episode, calling for radio and TV coverage of Stanley Cup riot prosecutions. barely above a whisper, congratulating each other for the elegance of the tap on the wrist they were The day after this half-baked idea was giving Taylor for accepting multiple beneﬁts announced, Public Safety Minister Shirley in exchange for approving fraudulent invoices Bond had to sign an executive order directing for a doctor supplying questionable Crown prosecutors to ask judges electronic health services. Taylor has for broadcast coverage. Prosecutors to do community service, pay back the have enough trouble getting conviclolly he admits accepting, and take a tions in our stumbling, delay-plagued reduced pension on account of being court system without spending time on ﬁred as a crook. Poor fellow. TV applications for minor cases. Anyone who has sat in court for long Bond referred reporters to the sees the endless parade of adjournlong list of conditions under which ments and excuses that routinely subbroadcasting may be done from court. stitute for progress. Years ago I pubIn the unlikely event a judge consents licized the efforts a pioneering group to broadcast access, nothing can be Tom Fletcher of youth court observers, ordinary aired until at least two hours after citizens horriﬁed by the sluggish pace a morning or afternoon session has of proceedings. Day after day they saw been adjourned. Absurdly, everyone involved, from lawyers to witnesses to defendants, smirking teens watch lawyers compare schedules before heading off to lunch. Those citizens’ efforts has a veto over their image or voice being broadled to a diversion program for ﬁrst-time offendcast. No accused people would consent to that. ers to provide timely consequences for ﬁrst-time The rules are designed to fail. offenders. I’m all in favour of televising court, not so much Don’t take it from me on the state of our to shame perpetrators as to show what a cozy courts. Gov. Gen. David Johnston, a law professor little closed shop it is. I recently sat in on the pleabefore being appointed the Queen’s representative bargained sentence for James Roy Taylor, the in Canada, gave a speech in August in which he former Fraser Health technology manager caught
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ripped lawyers for violating their social contract with the public with unacceptable delays. “We enjoy a monopoly to practise law,” Johnston told the Canadian Bar Association meeting. “In return, we are duty-bound to serve our clients competently, to improve justice and to continuously create the good. That’s the deal.” As usual, the political debate is nearly sterile. The NDP wants more judges, prosecutors, sheriffs and courthouses. Pour more money in, just like the school and health systems, says the party that hasn’t had a new idea in 30 years. Bond did propose a new idea last week. Probation orders with conditions will soon be available for those charged with public drunkenness under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act rather than the Criminal Code. But they would still have to go to court. Perhaps the government could take a cue from their recent revision of impaired driving laws, giving police the ability to assess ﬁnes and impound vehicles on the spot. Perhaps by the time the next big drunken riot starts to brew, cops would actually be able to offer consequences. Going around the court system is their best bet these days. ■ Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tﬂetcher@blackpress.ca
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Re: A tragic loss for New West (Letters, NewsLeader, Oct. 7) I couldn’t agree more with the letters of E.C. (Ted) Eddy, and the decision by the city to sell the Burr Theatre to the owner of Lafﬂines. I was there from the beginning of the Burr, when we staged, Twouble at Twy’s Cwossing. We were so proud to be able to say that we were the ﬁrst live show in the theatre in 75 years! It was a real pleasure to be part of the “Burr” family. Columbia Street was alive with lots of families coming to see the shows and to shop in the area, before and after enjoying the performances. My big question: Why did the city choose Lafﬂines when its bid was $150,000 less? Where were they when it was The Burr? When we talk to different people on the boardwalk, they still say they miss having a family based theatre in town. It is true that we have thrived in Surrey. We are in rehearsal for The Sword in the Stone. I am proud to say that I am a member of the Royal Canadian Theatre Company. See you in Surrey. Sheila Rebelato New Westminster
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CLUBS & GROUPS Burnaby International Folk Dancers: Learn folk dances from around the world in a friendly club environment. New dances taught every night; all levels welcome, no partner needed. When: Every Tuesday, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Where: Charles Rummel Centre, 3630 Lozells, Burnaby. Cost: $4 drop-in, first night free. Info: 604-4369475.
The Burnaby-New Westminster Newcomers and Friends Club welcomes women who are new to the area as well as longtime residents. Meet women of all ages and cultures to make new friends. When: Meets the second Wednesday of each month. Info: Lenore, 604-294-6913.
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stroke of genius.” Old bridges and railway viaducts have been turned into elevated parks elsewhere in the world. Paris has the Promenade Planteé, the world’s ﬁrst elevated parkway converted from an unused raised railway in the 1990s. New York has the High Line Park, a similar rail viaduct in Manhattan that was saved from demolition and transformed into a popular linear park and public space. “It’s been spectacularly successful, generating billions of dollars of associated development,” Price said. “It’s PRICE one of the best things that’s happened in New York.” Price couldn’t think of anything in the world like a Port Mann park across the Fraser, offering incredible mountain, city and river views. The bridge would also ﬁt nicely with the Experience The Fraser master plan for a vast network of trails on both sides of the Fraser River linking parks and destinations all the way from Steveston and Tsawwassen to Hope. “You can’t go too far wrong in joining up parts of the region with greenways,” he said. A transportation ministry spokesperson was unable to provide estimates of annual maintenance costs of the bridge or the estimated price tag to demolish it. The demolition cost is built into the new span’s construction cost. The spokesperson said alternative uses were never considered because the existing approaches must be dismantled to make way for the lanes accessing the new bridge. The green space concept was raised by Gaetan Royer, Metro’s new manager of metropolitan planning, regional parks and environment.
Royer urged the parks committee to “think big” in considering new ways to expand and enhance the regional parks system, potentially by looking at Vancouver’s viaducts and other highways, overpasses or freeway ramps that might otherwise be torn down. He stressed he’s not proposing a green conversion of the Port Mann nor has Metro studied the idea. Royer offered it merely as “food for thought.” He was also inspired by the High Line in New York. “They put a layer of dirt on top and some pavers and it’s just a gorgeous elevated park,” Royer said. The High Line isn’t contiguous – it’s broken up in places where the original viaduct was torn down. Likewise, Royer said, even if the main span of the Port Mann is torn down, one or both of the approach ramps could be kept as park space. “You could have a lookout over the water that creates access at a place that’s regionally signiﬁcant and could possibly be turned into a tourist attraction,” he said. “A park does not neccessarily have to be the traditional piece of land somewhere. As density increases, we need to learn to do things differently.” Parks committee chair Gayle Martin lauded Royer for “thinking outside the box” and said it’s a concept worth discussing. “What a wonderful way to have an amenity right over the Fraser River,” she said. “Especially when you think about the demolition of the Port Mann Bridge, the cost of it and the materials that have to be gotten rid of somehow.” A linear park using the old bridge would allow bikes and pedestrians to stay off the trafﬁc-ﬁlled main bridge, she said. “I don’t know where it’s going to go from here,” Martin said. “It’s not a structure that we own.”
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“If you went and told me when I was 15 or 16 that I was going to make an album of electronic drum machines with guitar over top, then I probably would have laughed at you,” says musician Geoffrey Nilson. But now at age 30 Nilson did just that with his long-time collaborator Kevin Jack. The duo’s new EP Daggers is ﬁlled with the type of electronic music Nilson so easily dismissed in his youth. The New Westminster men can trace the origins of their band Fathoms to 2006, but the pair have been playing music together for a decade. Bands like Nirvana and Soundgarden “opened up a whole new world” for Nilson, while Jack drew his inﬂuences from ’80s pop and New Wave. “But we both bonded over metal when we got together in the early 2000s and we’ve each kinda taken our own path,” Nilson says. Those diverging paths were about more than just music, though, as their friendship eventually grew strained.
“We had a little bit of a falling out after we played in this metal band together. You know, I was young, kind of arrogant, probably said some things I shouldn’t have,” Nilson says. After playing in some other rock bands for a while, Nilson says he wanted to hit a recording studio and experiment musically. “The only person I knew who had any experience with (studio recording) was Kevin, so I bit the bullet, and mended some fences and knew he was the person who could lead me into this new level of experimentation.” Out of the recording sessions came dark, moody electronic pop—a big departure for two guys who began playing together in a heavy metal band. “If people take the chance to listen to it, it can deﬁnitely give you a little bit of a roller coaster through different emotions,” Nilson says. “I think people would connect with that.” Fathoms is performing in Vancouver at the Railroad Club Oct. 25 and at the Cobalt Hotel on Dec. 15. For more information visit http:// www.wearefathoms.com/.
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A Message from Burnaby’s Fire Chief – Fire Prevention Week/Open House
FIRE DAY PREVENTION
Saturday, October 15 10:00am - 4:00pm
at Burnaby Fire Department # 1Fire Hall at 4867 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby
This year the Burnaby Fire Department and Burnaby FireÀghter’s Charitable Society will be holding an Open House as part of Fire Prevention Week on October 15. The Open House will take place at: Station #1, 4867 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby. There will be displays set up to educate the community on Technical Rescue, Hazardous Materials, Auto Extrication, Fire Operations and Structural Collapse. FireÀghters will be on hand to answer any questions and provide Àre safety information. In support of Progressive Housing Society, our ÀreÀghters are challenging members of our community to bring a warm article of clothing to help Àll the Society’s Mobile Outreach Van and clothe those less fortunate. Items that are most needed are: winter coats, sleeping bags, gloves, toques, long underwear and wool socks. We will also have information on hand regarding Smoke Alarm and CO Alarm recycling. “Protect your Family from Fire” is this year’s theme for Fire Prevention Week. Remember to check your batteries in your smoke alarms and ensure your family has a Fire Escape Plan! Come visit us to get more information on how to keep your family safe. We hope to see you there. S.C. (Shaun) Redmond Fire Chief
MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER Burnaby ÀreÀghters Mark Forsberg, Darren Wallsmith and Justin Lansing prepare to train for combating high-rise Àres in the tower at No. 1 hall. Fighting Àres in tall buildings means a lot of slogging of hoses and equipment up stairs and elevators.
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FIRE PREVENTION DAY Saturday, October 15th | 10:00am - 4:00pm
Extinguisher training system makes it easy By Tyler Orton CONTRIBUTOR
Assistant ﬁre chief Dan Kilpatrick, right, instructs Mayor Derek Corrigan on how to use the Bullex extinguisher training system at city hall on Oct. 4. The extinguisher uses a laser to aim at the simulated ﬁre on a digital screen. The ﬁre department will be using the Bullex system to train non-ﬁreﬁghters to operate an extinguisher without spraying extinguishing agent all over a room.
The corridors of Burnaby City Hall may have been lined with about a half dozen ﬁreﬁghters on Oct. 4, but it was the city’s mayor who snuffed out the ﬂames when a simulated ﬁre was unleashed. The blaze was part of a demonstration the ﬁre department put on to showcase its new Bullex extinguisher training system. The department will use the digital device to train civilians to put out small ﬁres. The disruptive noises and messy foam that come from a live extinguisher were a not a factor during the demonstration. “We have a 30-inch by 32-inch screen. We charge a battery and then we have a ﬁve-pound ABC extinguisher. Only it’s not a real extinguisher, it’s one with a battery inside and it emits a laser,” said assistant ﬁre chief Dan Kilpatrick. People aim the extinguisher’s laser-equipped hose at a screen made up of hundreds of LED lights that glow orange to create a simulated ﬁre. The ﬁre responds to the laser when it is aimed at the correct
locations on the screen. The ﬁre continues to spread if someone points to the top of the screen but it dies down if a trainee aims at the base of the screen. After Kilpatrick spent a few moments training Mayor Derek Corrigan to use the system, the mayor doused the digital inferno in a matter of seconds. “Most people don’t get an opportunity to use a ﬁre extinguisher,” Corrigan said. “So we’re pretty proud that we’re going to be able to educate people to act properly in an emergency and to have conﬁdence that they know what to do.” The system’s settings can be adjusted to offer varying degrees of difﬁculty when it comes to putting ﬁres out. Kilpatrick said the Bullex system cost about $10,000 and the ﬁre department will charge organizations $35 per person for training, hoping to recoup the cost of the system. “We can teach in an ofﬁce environment where it’s nice and comfortable. The same way any (extinguisher) would be treated except without the mess of an extinguishing agent all over the place,” Kilpatrick said.
STOP HOME FIRES BEFORE THEY START A fire at home can occur in just about any room of the house and even outdoors. While one can’t account for natural disasters or other unforseen problems, there are many steps homeowners can take to prevent fires.
• When cooking in the kitchen, always be present while food is on the stove or in the oven. Flare-ups can occur at a moment’s notice.
• Use a metal or glass fireplace screen to block embers.
• Don’t store items over the stove. They can fall and ignite.
• Check the cords on all appliances and electronics. Replace any frayed or damaged cords or wires.
• Turn pot handles so that children can’t reach them and pull them over, risking burns.
• Use extreme caution with cigarettes and ashtrays. Empty them frequently when signs of heat and burning are gone.
• Do not overload outlets or rely heavily on multi-plug power strips.
• Be sure appliance vents have room to “breathe.”
• Keep cords out of the reach of children and pets.
• Have the chimney checked and cleaned regularly.
• Limit the use of portable space heaters around the home.
• Store flammable materials in a locked metal container in the basement or garage. • Service the furnace and hot water heater on a regular basis. • Do not store items too close to the furnace.
• Use light bulbs that are at the recommended wattage for a fixture.
• Be sure every level of the home is equipped with working smoke detectors.
• Don’t place any electrical items by water in the bathroom.
• Keep one or two fire extinguishers charged and at the ready.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 NewsLeader A19
FIRE PREVENTION DAY Saturday, October 15th | 10:00am - 4:00pm
Open house Saturday features demos and food Event being held at Burnaby’s No. 1 fire hall By Tyler Orton CONTRIBUTOR
The Burnaby Fire Department is hosting an open house Saturday, Oct. 15 for anyone who is looking for some fun, ﬁre prevention tips or just to learn more about ﬁreﬁghters. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the ﬁre department’s No. 1 hall on Sperling Avenue at Canada Way. “Everyone can come out and have some fun and witness what the firefighters do on a very regular basis,” said Dan Kilpatrick, assistant chief for Burnaby fire prevention. “Stratas can ask questions that they might have concerns about in their building about codes or how often they should be having something checked.” Kilpatrick said the open
house will give the department a chance to showcase some of the ﬁreﬁghters’ disciplines such as technical rescue and auto extrication. Fireﬁghters will be rappelling from a tower as part of the technical rescue demonstrations that take place at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The auto extrication presentations at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. will show how ﬁreﬁghters pull people safely from vehicles that have been in a car crash. Kilpatrick said the department will probably set up a hazardous material display as well. This would include a decontamination centre to show the steps ﬁreﬁghters take after entering a clandestine drug operation or any other site that poses health risks due to chemical exposure. “We’ll also have our newest engine and newest ladder up on display to show the public,” Kilpatrick said.
Attendees will get the chance to watch a demonstration of the department’s new Bullex extinguisher training system. The portable device shows people how to put out a simulated ﬁre by using a mock extinguisher outﬁtted with a laser. People aim the hose at a digital screen and the computer guides them through the correct method of extinguishing a ﬁre. A barbecue will be cooking food throughout the day and Kilpatrick said all the money raised from sales will go towards the charities the ﬁre department supports. The Progressive Housing Society will also have a truck set up to accept donations at the open house. People can drop off articles of warm clothing such as socks, gloves, toques and jackets in preparation for the winter.
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New Westminster Fire and Rescue Services wants residents to keep their homes safe throughout Fire Prevention Week, which runs Oct. 9 to 15. The theme this year focuses on the leading causes of home ﬁres. The ﬁre department is encouraging people to learn about cooking, electrical equipment and candles. “Fire is a dangerous opponent, but by anticipating the hazards, you are much less likely to be one of the thousands of people injured in home ﬁres each year,” said Capt. Brent Joel of New Westminster Fire and Rescue Services. To learn more about how to keep one’s home safe from ﬁres, people can contact the ﬁre department at 604-519-1004 or through email at ﬁre@ newwestcity.ca.
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FIRE PREVENTION DAY Saturday, October 15th | 10:00am - 4:00pm
Keep your home ďŹ re safe with a few easy tips Kitchen
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â€˘ Avoid loose long sleeves when cooking. â€˘ Check kettles and toasters for damaged electrical cords and thermostats. â€˘ Use appliances that have an automatic shut-off. â€˘ Keep a timer handy to remind you when the oven and burners should be switched off. â€˘ If you take medication that causes drowsiness, do not use cooking appliances. â€˘ Use a temperaturecontrolled electric skillet or deep-fryer for frying. â€˘ Never leave your cooking unattended. â€˘ Use appropriate cooking appliances and keep them clean. â€˘ Keep a pot cover nearby to â€œput a lid on itâ€? in the event of a ďŹ re.
â€˘ Fireplace: always use a ďŹ re screen, ensuring it is the appropriate size for the ďŹ replace opening. â€˘ Do not overload electrical outlets or use extension cords in the place of additional outlets. â€˘ Smokers should check furniture for fallen cigarettes or embers, which can smoulder undetected for hours before bursting into ďŹ‚ames. â€˘ Ensure careful use of smoking materials and extinguish in water before disposal. â€˘ Never leave cigarettes in an ashtray unattended. â€˘ Use ashtrays with a double rim and deep centre. â€˘ Keep matches, lighters and lit candles out of the reach of children. â€˘ Never leave lit candles unattended.
â€˘ Install at least one smoke alarm outside each sleeping area. For improved safety, install a smoke alarm in every bedroom. â€˘ Check electrical appliances regularly: electric blankets, heating pads, curling irons, radios, televisions, irons. â€˘ Bedrooms should be non-smoking areas.
â€˘ Flammable materials â€“ thinners, gasoline, paints, industrial cleaners â€“ should be stored neatly in approved containers and away from possible ignitable sources. â€˘ Do not smoke, or leave matches or lighters in the garage or workshop. â€˘ Install and know how to properly use the appropriate ďŹ re extinguisher for the garage/workshop. â€˘ Keep the area clean. Remove garbage, paper products, oily rags and wood shavings regularly.
Basement and Attic â€˘ Remove all combustible and ďŹ‚ammable materials from the basement and attic. â€˘ Store gasoline in well-ventilated areas. â€˘ Do not store propane indoors. â€˘ Use only approved containers to store and transport gasoline. â€˘ Have a thorough yearly maintenance check of the furnace carried out by a professional. â€˘ When replacing an old furnace, consult a professional to determine the most safe, economical and efďŹ cient system for your home. â€˘ Chimneys should be cleaned at least once a year.
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The NewsLeader is proud to present the winners of the Seniors of Distinction Awards, who were honoured at Harmony Court Estate in Burnaby on Oct. 1. They are Mona Forsyth, Freda Phyllis Hogg, Margo Prentice and Kehar Singh Aujla.
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Entertaining others has been Margo Prentice’s calling card for years. Her endeavours in theatre, stand-up comedy, writing and video production managed to nab her the 2011 Seniors of Distinction award for arts. She has been an active member of Century House seniors recreation centre going back to 1998. Over the last 13 years she’s intermittently served as the president of Century House Association and helped launch the annual New Westminster’s Seniors Festival. The time she’s spent volunteering at Century House has resulted in countless hours writing, directing, performing and fundraising for the Golden Age Theatre Group, which she helped launch. “She is a talented woman who generously shares her skills with Margo Prentice fellow members,” writes Theresa Henry-Smith in Prentice’s nomination package. The arts award winner also devoted time toward intergenerational outreach in 2009 when she produced a video aimed at opening communication between youths and seniors. Beginning in 2010 she took another big leap in her artistic aspirations by performing standup comedy at New Westminster’s Lafﬂines. She’s been back a number of times since then and has performed at clubs in Vancouver and Mexico. Prentice was also nominated for the 2010 Bernie Legge Cultural Award.
Kehar Singh Aujla came to Canada from India 15 years ago to retire with his family. Instead of just taking it easy after working 40 years in the coal mining industry, he has devoted his retirement to being a selfdescribed “professional volunteer.” Aujla received the 2011 Seniors of Distinction award for healthy living after having spent four years with the non-proﬁt organization Volunteer Grandparents. Although he has grandchildren of his own nearby, Aujla devotes much of his time to three New West kids whose grandparents live outside the province. He has been able to provide these youths with a consistent senior Kehar Aujla role model who can bridge intergenerational gaps just by making the effort to take the kids to the park or watching them paint. He’s become quite entrenched with the parents as well as the children and has even gotten to know the kids’ biological grandparents. Aujla also volunteers at Burnaby Hospital, the Citizen Support Service, the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts and his own Sikh temples among a myriad of other organizations. Aujla says this busy schedule is all in an effort to remain active and healthy during his retirement.
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Community Service Freda P. Hogg’s sense of civic responsibility reaches back nearly seven decades when she ﬁrst began volunteering at the Royal Westminster Regiment in 1942. She’s been a constant presence at the regiment since then and even gave a memorial address there for Remembrance Day 2002. Her persistent involvement at a wide range of organizations Freda Hogg landed her the 2011 Seniors of Distinction award for community service. Hogg has served as either president or vice-president of the municipal, provincial and national arms of the Council of Women. Sitting on those executive boards she has spent 66 years working toward the betterment of home and family through government resolutions. She has also served on New Westminster’s Remembrance Day Committee as well as the Juno Beach Recognition Committee. Her dedication to honouring veterans also led her to the Candlelight Tribute Committee, which commemorated soldiers who liberated Holland during the Second World War. A volunteer at the Century House seniors recreation centre, Hogg attended the opening ceremonies of the facility that the late Princess Margaret presided over. The royal connection doesn’t end there. Hogg was a recipient of a Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal as well as the Governor General’s Caring Canadian award for her volunteer activities.
Leadership New Westminster residents have been able to depend on the compassion of Mona Forsyth for over a decade, according to community volunteers who have worked with her for years. Her devotion to helping others led Forsyth to securing the 2011 Seniors of Distinction award for leadership on Oct. 1. East Vancouverborn Forsyth moved to New Westminster 13 years ago and soon began volunteering at Shiloh United Church’s food bank. Now the coordinator at the food bank, Forsyth Mona Forsyth must lead dozens of other volunteers in efforts to supply food to those in need. Each week 600 to 800 people call on the Shiloh United Church’s food bank for assistance. “Everyone that gives in these times should be given an award, but Mona gives it her all,” writes Century House volunteer Shannon L. Henn in Forsyth’s nomination package. “Just imagine the 87-year-old Energizer Bunny with a warm and fuzzy heart.” This isn’t the ﬁrst time Forsyth has been honoured for her contributions to the community. Last spring she received an award for New Westminster’s 2009 citizen of the year. It was the second time she was nominated for that distinction.
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What to look for in a care facility Statistics Canada notes that by 2004-05, the most recent year for which statistics are available, one in 30 Canadians over the age of 65 were living in homes for the aged. Though no one plans to live in a nursing home, seniors and their families should at least know what to look for just in case.
facility. But those without medical conditions who need help with simpler tasks of everyday life are likely to have those needs met by an intermediate facility. Some facilities provide both types of care, which can make transitioning from one to another much easier if or when that need arises.
Determine Individual Needs
Policies and procedures
Men and women researching potential living facilities might ﬁnd it difﬁcult to determine their speciﬁc needs. Unforeseen health conditions, for instance, might dictate which option is the best ﬁt. Men and women who have a medical condition that requires routine monitoring will almost certainly want a skilled nursing
Each facility should be ready and willing to share and discuss its policies and procedures with regards to residents. What is the procedure when a resident has a medical emergency? What if a resident ﬁnds a living situation unpleasant? What is the facility’s philosophy regarding staff and resident interaction? What are
the facility’s hiring practices, including certiﬁcation requirements, for its personnel? What is the ratio of staff to residents? Each facility should be able to answer these questions promptly and adequately.
Get a ﬁrsthand account Before choosing a facility for themselves or an elderly relative, individuals should spend some time at the facilities they’re considering to get a ﬁrsthand account of what life at that facility is like. Observe the staff interactions with residents, including if they address residents with respect and patience.
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Seniors often targets of charitable fraud Donating money to charity is one of the most selﬂess things a person can do. Unfortunately, criminals can easily prey on these selﬂess acts, using a person’s desire to help the less fortunate for their own personal gain. But seniors should know that con artists don’t discriminate when it comes to their victims, and people of all ages are victimized each and every year, particularly during the holiday season when men and women most commonly donate. Before donating to charity this year, older donors should take the following precautions to reduce their risk of being victimized by con artists posing as charities.
Get off the phone Seniors are commonly victimized by con artists over the phone. No reputable charity will want you to donate over the telephone. Instead, the charity will want you to familiarize yourself with their mission and history and then make a donation based on your research. If a caller wants you to donate over the phone, simply request they mail you information about the charity and then hang up. If they’re a reputable charity, this should not be a problem. If the caller continues to pressure you for a donation over the phone, just hang up. A caller soliciting a donation might be a con artist, an employee of a for-proﬁt fundraiser or an employee of the charity itself. Ultimately, if you decide to make a donation, don’t do so over the phone. Instead, send that donation directly to the charity to ensure the charity receives the entire donation, instead of a portion going toward a fundraiser.
Don’t feel pressured No reputable charity pressures prospective donors into making contributions. That’s because they don’t need to. A
Talk to cover wills and estate Steve Miller, a managing partner of the Burnaby’s GBC Law ﬁrm, will give a talk on wills, estate and incapacity laws on Oct. 12, 1 to 2:30 p.m., at the Mulberry Retirement Residence, 7230 Acorn Ave. The talk is part of the Healthy Aging Series. Miller has 15 years of practising in the ﬁeld, and is one of the few lawyers still making house and hospital calls. In his talks he tries to demystify the laws to make the information accessible to everyone.
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Seniors should exercise caution when speaking to people soliciting charitable donations over the phone.
reputable charity can afford to keep its lights on and its programs running with or without your donation. If a caller or a letter is pressuring you to donate, don’t succumb to that pressure and kindly decline to donate.
Don’t let ‘gifts’ pressure you Another tool employed by con artists or even less reputable charities is to send “gifts” to prospective donors. These can include mailing labels or cards. The hope is that recipients will feel pressured into donating once they receive a gift. However, a charity that is worth a donation does not need to resort to such tactics, which are a waste of resources as well as a dishonest way to solicit donations. Seniors should not feel compelled to donate because they received free mailing labels.
Verify all information Con artists are especially good at impersonating a reputable charity, sending e-mails with a well known charity’s logo but a link that directs donors to a different Web site entirely. Never make a donation without ﬁrst verifying a
charity’s information, including how your donation will be used and how much of the charity’s budget goes toward the services and programs it provides. Charity Navigator, a nonproﬁt organization dedicated to helping givers make smart donating decisions, recommends donors give to charities that direct at least 75 percent of their budget on programs and services related to their mission. To avoid donating to a fraudulent or unworthy charity, research the charity and make sure your money will be going where you intend it to go.
Save all records of donations It’s important to save records of any donations for tax purposes, but it’s also important for seniors to keep records to avoid fraud. Many con artists prey on seniors by pretending to represent charities seniors have donated to in the past. By keeping records of all past donations, seniors can easily verify if they have donated to a speciﬁc charity in the past and whether or not the person on the phone or the author of an e-mail or letter is telling the truth.
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CARRIER OF THE WEEK: CASSANDRA
My name is Cassandra and I am 12 years old. I have been delivering my paper route for 1 year. I am very athletic and enjoy playing basketball, lacrosse, volleyball, track and Àeld, Marafun and cross country. Some of my other hobbies are playing the guitar, piano and saxophone. I love camping with my family in the summer and of course hanging out with my friends. I started my paper route to save up for a Mac book for school. My paper route pays well, is very convenient, and provides lots of exercise. Thanks to the Burnaby NewsLeader for nominating me for “Carrier of the Week” and to my parents for helping me on rainy delivery days!
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n search of… Pictures of yourself, your family, loved ones or friends who have served in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conﬂict, Desert Storm, Afghanistan or any of Canada’s Peacekeeping Missions. On Wednesday, November 9, 2011, with the generous support of the local business community, the NewsLeader will pay tribute to those who have answered Canada’s call in time of need by publishing a very special pictorial section honouring our veterans.
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The replacement for B.C.’s CareCard will provide online access to medical records, and may also be used to conﬁrm B.C. residence and age while keeping other information private. Health Minister Mike de Jong announced the new “smart card” plan in May, saying it will also offer the option of doubling as a driver’s licence. MACDIARMID The government is phasing out the existing CareCard, mainly because there are 9.1 million cards in circulation and only 4.5 million residents eligible for the Medical Services Plan. The new cards will have a picture and an electronic chip, and be renewable every ﬁve years. Labour, Citizen Services and Open Government Minister Margaret MacDiarmid said the government hopes to start issuing them in 2012. Amendments to the information and privacy law now before the legislature would allow secure online access by residents and authorized medical professionals, for prescriptions, lab test results and other health records. They may also be used to conﬁrm student status or whether a resident is 19 or over, without releasing other personal information.
PROBATION OPTIONS EXPANDING Attorney General Shirley Bond has
introduced changes to B.C. law that add new sentencing options for street disorder, unsafe driving and other provincial offences. The amendments would allow charges of being drunk in public to be laid under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act instead of the Criminal Code. Offenders could be placed on probation with conditions such as paying for damages, writing an apology and performing community service, and a new offence of breaching a probation order would be available. Probation options are also being added to existing ﬁnes and jail terms for serious Motor Vehicle Act offences such as driving without due care. For repeated trespass offences, probation would be available with court-ordered conditions to stay away from a speciﬁc area, along with the option of community work service instead of ﬁnes.
FOREST LICENCES ‘STREAMLINED’ The B.C. government has introduced changes to forest harvest licences to simplify operations for energy and mining companies, and loosen land use restrictions for private woodlot owners. The proposed legislation gives Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson authority to allow woodlot owners to remove private land from woodlot licences. The ministry said in a statement the change will “provide woodlot owners ﬂexibility in managing their assets in changing economic times, and to plan for retirement.” Cutting permits for oil and gas activities requiring logging are to be
extended from ﬁve years to 10. Free use permits to allow small amounts of logging to develop a mining claim would have their term extended from one to ﬁve years. Amendments would also allow the direct award of ﬁbre supply licences to allow access to wood waste for biofuel production.
FLATHEAD RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED The B.C. government has presented legislation to restrict mining and oil and gas development in the Flathead watershed in southeastern B.C., formalizing an agreement reached with Montana in 2010. Parallel legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate to prohibit mining and gas drilling in the BENNETT Montana portion of the Flathead basin, after 80 per cent of oil and gas leases issued in the 1980s have been bought out by the U.S. government. The Flathead watershed is a UNESCO world heritage site that spans the international border, and is next to the Waterton Glacier International Peace Park. Governments on both sides have been lobbied for years to extend park boundaries to include the Flathead. Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett said he supports the protection agreement, because it allows historic uses including recreation, forestry, trapping and guided hunting, which would not be allowed in a park.
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PAGE, Patricia Sally August 14, 1941 Sept. 24, 2011 We are very sad to announce the passing of Patricia of Burnaby B.C who passed away peacefully on September 28/2011 at the age of 70. She is survived by her loving children: Christine Cross of Hope BC, Robert Cross of Burnaby, BC, Barbara Cross (Allen) of Fort McMurray, AB, and Tammy Cross of Surrey, BC and her adoptive children Pauline, Bradley and Roxanne. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Korene McLauchlan (Aaron), Renee Manners (Adam), Jessica Cross (Kerry), Nicolas Cross and her great grandchildren Jesse, Madison, Marissa and Baby Mason. Patsy was a competitive crib and pool player, feisty, funny women who loved her family and friends very much. Her sense of humour and her big heart could turn your bad day into a great day, Life will not be the same without her. So until our next pool game or crib tournament, TTFN Momma and Grandma, 15:2 ya later. A Celebration of her life was held on Friday, October 7, 2011 at 6:30p.m. at her home in Burnaby, BC. A very special thank you to the Nurses and Doctor’s at the Royal Columbian Hospital.
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MODERN SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT LTD. Unit 104, 9547 152nd St. Surrey , B.C., V3R 5Y5 Phone 604-588-1030 Fax 604-588-1012 or email HEAVY EQUIPMENT TECHNICIANS or 3rd or 4th year Apprentice. Wajax Power Systems, North American¨s largest and most trusted distributors of large diesel/natural gas engines and transmission brands. We are seeking individuals with a journeyperson H.E Technician certificate or enrolled in an accredited apprentice program, experience with troubleshooting, has excellent communication skills. You have a valid driver¨s licence and driver¨s abstract. Put yourself in a powerful position and log on to: www.wajaxpower.com. Apply online or send a resume to: Human Resources, Wajax Power Systems. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com
25 years experience, Business, Non-profit Organizations, Housing & Personal taxes, payroll. Gilles 604-789-7327, 604-946-0192 www.scorpio-consulting.com
We’re looking for carriers! Be part of a GREAT team!
Running this ad for 7yrs
ACCOUNTING BOOKKEEPING SERVICES
Surrey contractor doing building automation systems for commercial buildings is looking for electrical apprentices with commercial EMT and wire pull experience to work on our lower mainland projects; opportunity for advancement; benefits package. Submit resume with expected salary to:
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
All Ages, All Ethnicities
MOVING & STORAGE
SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240
A-TECH Services 604-230-3539
1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com
Families, Kids, Tots & Teens!!
Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET
Register Now Busy Film Season
ADDITIONS, Renovations & New Construction. Concrete Forming & Framing Specialist. 604.218.3064
For boutique located in Surrey. Excellent wages. Full time and Part time positions available. Knowledge of Punjabi / Hindi an asset. Call 604-323-3636 or apply in person at: Unit 104 - 8312 - 128 St.
MOVIE EXTRAS !
A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936.
NEED CASH TODAY?
ALBERTA earthmoving company requires a journeyman heavy duty mechanic. You will work in a modern shop and also have mechanics truck for field work. The job is at Edson, Alberta. We require that you have experience on Cat crawlers and or Deere excavators. Call Lloyd at (780)723-5051.
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If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: Itís That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161. MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, East, 100% Secure. 1-877776-1660.
HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES
• First Cook $18.75/hr (up to $1950/wk) • Second Cook $15.75/hr. (up to $1635/wk) • Camp Attendant $14.75/hr. (up to $1530/wk). LRG Catering has seasonal remote location job openings starting in October. Room & Board & Transportation Included while working in camp. Please fax resume to: (1)780-462-0676, or apply online @ www.toughnecks.com
HUGHSON TRUCKING INC. is looking for Class 1 Super-B flatdeck drivers. Safety and Performance Bonuses, benefits package, drug & alcohol policy. 2 years experience preferred. We will provide transportation to Southern Alberta. Call 1-800-647-7995 ext 228 or fax resume to 403-6472763
From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 NewLeader A31 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 338
.Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting
PRESSURE WASHING POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING
SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
Call Ian 604-724-6373
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
JASON’S ROOFING All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. (604)961-7505, 278-0375
Rooﬁng Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.
Mr. Cleanup Disposal SAME DAY SERVICE Seniors Discount
Call Andrew (778)868-3374 ★ ★CALL NOW★ ★ LOW COST RUBBISH REMOVAL
★ Disposal ★ Renovations Debris ★ Construction ★ Drywall Pickup ★ Demolition ★ 7 days/week ★ Free Estimates ★
RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses
DOBERMAN, brown, female, 15 mo old, all shots & spade. Loves kids. $950 obo. 604-465-0014 ENGLISH MASTIFF P/B PUPS Fawn & Brindle. CKC reg. $799. Call 604-782-3864. GERMAN SHEPHERD Puppies & young adults. Big strong, exc. for protection. 604-856-8161. LABS, Chocolate, Parents CKC, 1st shots, dewormed, vet chkd, M/F, $600/ea. (604)850-4945 LAB Yellow X Golden Retriever pups family/farm raised,shots, short hair, vet checked, parents excellent temper. F$695, M$595. 604-835-0305. MALTESE 1 male, 3 months old 1st shots, vet ✔, health guarnt’ view mother. $500 (604)820-8513 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 P/B UKC, fem’s $250 Special. Both parents approx. 120 to 150 lbs. Call 778-552-1525. TOY POODLE. One little girl left, black & brown. $650. Call 604-8204230, 604-302-7602 YORKIES, 8 wks, fam raise vet chk shots, tails, 3F $850, 2M $750, 604-590-9060 email@example.com YORKSHIRE Terrier pups. 12 wks old. M-F. 1st shots, dewormed, tails docked. Health guar. 3 - 4 lbs. full grown. From $1200. 778-982-3352
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SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.
1YR Seasoned Alder Birch Maple Clean, Split, DRY & Delivered. Family Operated for 20 yrs. (604)825-9264
MATTRESSES staring at $99
Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!!
Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988
• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331
CAN’T GET UP your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.
MISC. FOR SALE
Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991
REAL ESTATE 603 Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com
TREE SERVICES A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports
Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $
BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, vet check $450. (604)796-3026. No Sunday calls Blue Nose Razors Edge Pitbull pups, 8 weeks old, ready to go, 1st shots, vet chk. 3 males, 3 females, $600-$800. Call (604)703-9606 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 COCK-A-POO X POO Pups: Vet ✔ 1st shots, non-shedding, S Sry. $550. 604-541-9163 /604.785.4809.
REAL ESTATE 636
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 Purchase/Renew/Reﬁnance Priv. 2nd MTG avl. Low Rates. Raj 604767-5050 www.mortgagebazar.ca
82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. www.bchomesforsale.com/ view/lonebutte/ann/ Arizona Building Lots! 50% OFF! 15, AAA+ View Lots. $0 Down! Starting $99/MO! Guaranteed Financing! Near Tucson’s Int’l Airport www.sunsiteslandrush.com 1-800659-9957- Mention Code 7
615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY BUILDING SALE... FINAL CLEARANCE. “ROCK BOTTOM PRICES” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. 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.
* WE BUY HOUSES * Older Homes! Pretty Homes! Moving! Estate Sale! Divorcing! Need Your Cash Now! Just Want Out! Any Price Range! No Fees! No Risks!
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
1998 MERCEDES E320, 4 dr. auto, fully loaded, 80K, local, no accid, $6995 obo. Call 778-881-1216.
Welcome Home !
1 Bedrooms available near Lougheed Mall and transit. Rent includes heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Refs required.
TRUCKS & VANS
2005 MONTANA SV6, loaded, Onstar, 7 pass., new front rotors & brakes. Mint. $6500. 604-812-1278
2007 Ford Sport Trac
1999 Slumber Queen Adventurer Camper
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
Call (604) 931-2670
660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE The Scrapper
HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
111,000 kms, new brakes, after market rims & tires, toneau cover, trailer towing package & More! $18,500 / 604-908-8804
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
Super Clean ONE Bedrooms Quiet & well maintained bldg. Includes heat & hot water. On site manager. Cat okay.
10 Foot WS model with all the trimmings, 13’’ Sansui TV, queen bed 8 foot awning & much more! Excellent Condition. Call for more info. $8600. 604-535-5777 or 604-785-6827
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
2000 MIRADA 340MBS
Rozario 778-788-1849 Professionally managed by Gateway Property Management
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Secure parking available. For viewing call:
Call 604- 522-5230
Dining room slideout, dinette booth, awning, A/C, microwave and more. $29,995 (Stk.30637A) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
NEW WESTMINSTER BURNABY
AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Completely remodeled building and 1 & 2 bedroom suites. Located at Metrotown. From $850/mo., includes heat, hot water. Call 604-715-1824 BURNABY
Completely remodeled building and 1 & 2 bedroom suites. Located at Metro Town. From $850/mo., includes heat, hot water. Call 778-323-0237
Large newly renovated 2 bdrm apts 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
707 APARTMENT FURNISHED FULLY Furnished Apt for Rent 1bdr 1 bath near Columbia Skytrain. Please call Maya 778-246-1989.
715 ** 6960 ELWELL ST ** NEAR MIDDLEGATE Quiet, spacious 2 & 1 Bdrms & Bachelor suites. Incld: Balcony, prkg, heat & h/wtr
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
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....
Port Moody cute clean 2 bdrm apt in 4 plex, $1250mo + hydro. NP/NS. Cls to bus WCE 604-729-5262
PORT COQUITLAM 2 bdrm g/l fully renovated, 4 appls. $1050 Utils/cble incl. NP/NS. Nov 1. 604-472-0415 Port Moody Furn lge bright 1 bdrm on main Lam flr $900 cbl/net W/D incl NS/NP Nice view 604-937-0855 RANCH PARK, 1 bdrm newly reno’d garden ste, avail now $800 incl utils W/D net NS/NP 604-816-4891
PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares req’d. No subsidy available. Orientation 2nd & 4th Sun. 2 pm & 3rd Tues. 7 pm each mo. 19225 119th Ave., Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2B2. Leave msg 604-465-1938
2011 ADVENTURER 86SBS 30,000 miles, auto, pwr. steering, & brakes, 4 new all season tires & more! $16,800 / 604-908-8804
Bright large 1 bedroom for rent in a newly reno’d building. Large balcony, freshly painted with hardwood floors. 2 Min walk to Highgate Mall & all major transit.
Please call 778-994-2334 BURNABY
Well maintained ONE bedrooms. Includes cable, heat & hot water. Secure parking avail. On site manager. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY Quiet & well maintained bldg., walk to Highgate Mall & transit. Cat okay. For viewing....
Call 604- 521-3448
1995 DODGE RAM ext cab, fibergls boxtop, 1 owner, V8, magnum, exc cond, 172K $3900, 604-581-8470
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
2000 CHEVY CUSTOM, 4 cyl., 5 spd., very clean. 207,000km,. a/c., $4200 obo. (604)218-8015
All persons having claims against the above estate are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executrix, at 1414 15th Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1H 2Y9, Canada on or before the 10th day of November, 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have then been received. Heather Neufeld, Executrix CLARK WILSON LLP Solicitors
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6630 Telford Ave.
6985 Walker Ave
Villa Del Mar
Happi-jacks, ext. speakers, thermopane windows, dinette slide, LCD TV, Awning. $25,995 (Stk.30389) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
TRUCKS & VANS
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS THE ESTATE OF EVELYN ROSE HODGE, DECEASED
2008 Suzuki Grand Vitara
2004 F350 CREW CAB, diesel, 03 24’ Salem 5th whl. trailer, both mint cond., too many things to list. Will sell separate. Trailer $7,900 or both for $24,000 obo.Call 604-812-1278.
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Bright large newly reno’d 1 and 2 bedroom suites for rent. Freshly painted, new hardwood floors, huge balcony. Only 2 min walk to Metrotown Mall. Please call 604-715-1824 to view. Move in TODAY!
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288
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Includes: Auto Loans Approved Largest dealer Group Huge Selection Free Delivery to BC/AB Cars Trucks SUV’s Vans Apply online autocredit911.com Call toll-free 1-888-635-9911 FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-7920599†www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in October, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888593-6095.
CARS - DOMESTIC
2002 CHRYSLER INTREPID 105K kms, great shape/condition, Air/care 2013, no accident, fully loaded, $3500 obo 604-304-5571
TRUCKS, CARS, BOATS, TRAILERS, RV’S, VANS 3 lines in all listed publications for one week only $10 + tax. Includes a listing on bcclassiﬁed.com (private party ads only)
– or pay $25 + tax for one week – in all Lower Mainland publications 1.5 million households
A32 NewsLeader Wednesday, October 12, 2011
A new standard in grocery shopping is coming to The Brewery District.
Grand Opening Wednesday, October 19th at 9:00am Doors open at 9:30am Knox St Sherbrooke St Sapperton Park
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See you here!
Sp ruc eS t
Alberta St Strand Ave
At Thrifty Foods, we are famous for providing you with extra-ordinary customer service, delicious and unique premium foods, and a great shopping experience. And as a part of our Grand Opening, we’re sampling some of our favourite products so stop by and enjoy the best of what we have to offer. Are you ready to “taste the excitement?” We look forward to earning your business.
Always a reason to smile
Looking for the newest Thrifty Foods store?
We’re right here! Located in the Brewery District @ 270 East Columbia St. next to the Royal Columbian Hospital Free validated covered parking
Ray Mattinson Store Manager Thrifty Foods Sapperton, New Westminster
SAPPERTON N E W W E S TM I N S T E R
Customer Service: 1 800 667 8280
Published on Oct 12, 2011
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