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Repeat offenders reduced by roadside penalties, says RCMP officer

New impaired-driving penalties ‘working in White Rock’ Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

In his nearly 20 years working with the RCMP’s traffic services division, Sgt. Roland Pierschke never attended a fatal or serious collision that didn’t involve alcohol. So when legislative changes were proposed earlier this year – giving police more power to deal with drinking drivers on the roadside – he was thrilled.

“I thought, this is fantastic. This is what mistakenly underestimated how much they we really want,” the Mountie said this week could legally drink; faulty roadside readings from his new post as White resulted in the program stalling; ❝The idea is to Rock’s second-in-command. and concerns have been raised The Immediate Roadside that the legal system favours fines save lives.❞ Prohibition program took effect Sgt. Roland Pierschke and suspensions over the pursuit in September. of criminal charges. But the new legislation has not been an Statistics released last week from a threeunqualified success: business owners and day CounterAttack initiative had one politicians soon voiced concerns the public official stating the numbers show Lower

Mainland drivers continue to fall short. “The public is not getting the message,” Supt. Norm Gaumont, head of the RCMP’s traffic services for the Lower Mainland, said last week. “We focused on the four main issues that cause fatalities and serious injuries – alcohol impairment, speed, seatbelts and intersections. And frankly, the number of charges and violations is � see page 4

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Construction of a six-foot-high fence around more than 10 acres of Semiahmoo Park began Wednesday, and was met with mixed reaction from those who frequent the area with their dogs.

Safety concerns cited after sink hole discovered in 2009

Semiahmoo First Nation fences off park Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

A six-foot-high chain-link fence is being erected around Semiahmoo Park this week, following discovery of a growing sinkhole on the park’s east side. Once the fence is complete, access to more than 10 acres of the Semiahmoo First Nation property will be restricted to everyone – including

band members – until full impact of the problem and any safety issues are addressed, band councillor Joanne Charles said Wednesday. Charles said the sinkhole was first noticed last fall. By May, its depth had increased to about six inches. It now measures nearly 2½ feet deep, spanning 15 square feet. “We are not sure how much of this could have been a result of the

wet weather or winter conditions last year, but the size and depth of the sinkhole have continued to increase,” Charles said. “We have been advised that additional investigation is warranted.” Construction of the fence began Wednesday morning. It is expected to take four days. Signage is to warn passersby of the potential danger. Charles hopes the boundary will

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be respected – unlike temporary fencing that was erected during last summer’s Salish Sea Pulling Together canoe journey, and tape that was used to cordon off the park’s playground before it was demolished in August. Both barriers were ignored by members of the public, and Charles is worried history will be repeated. “I am definitely concerned about

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urrey school district is announcement that he is in once again getting the the running for the Liberal short end of the stick, and leadership, just over two weeks it’s a clear sign of the minimal ago. He made his announcement attention this city’s growing in Cloverdale, in his riding, infrastructure needs get from which incidentally is one of the senior governments. fastest-growing areas of Surrey. Surrey is one of a There was no mention Frank Bucholtz very few, or perhaps in his remarks about the even the only, growing need for Surrey to have school district in B.C. more school space. Other districts such as Of course, none of the Vancouver, which has other four candidates in received an inordinate the running for premier amount of attention have mentioned the in the past year, are in issue either. It’s not either rapid or gradual on their radar screen. decline. Vancouver Their thoughts about trustees refuse to close education are primarily schools, even though how to manage costs there are thousands of and gradually reduce the empty classroom spaces. number of schools, given Surrey has the opposite the decline in school problem. There aren’t enough population all across B.C. schools to house the rapidly Surrey has 232 portable growing student population. classrooms in place now, and by And incredibly, the provincial 2015, there will be 340. This is government has not given Surrey reminiscent of the 1980s, when any new capital funding for portables were common at many schools since 2005. schools. There have been schools built In the 1990s, the NDP since that time – but with money government did open up approved in 2005 or earlier. And the spending taps and more there has been no major addition schools were built, and the same to Surrey’s secondary school happened in the early days of capacity for many years. the current government, but the Surrey trustees have made growth Surrey has experienced in their needs known to MLAs recent years is not being met with and cabinet. The provincial adequate spending on schools. government is well aware Surrey The school district is talking is the one place where there is a about extended days and having need for school expansion. But it more secondary students take hasn’t done much about it. courses online. This will help I attended MLA Kevin Falcon’s ease the overcrowding, but these

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are merely Band-Aid solutions. The real solution is to have close to enough classroom space for students who are attending school. The province and the district need to be sure that new schools are built in areas where there will be a steady stream of students for many years to come. In all districts, there are areas with growth, areas with decline and some areas with steep decline. It is not a good use of public funds to build an expensive new building if it will not be fully utilized for many years to come. The province is now more open to using modular schools, and these can be built faster and are easier to expand. Surrey is obviously a great place for such schools. It’s high time that the school district received more backing from city council, business groups, education groups and citizens in general. The entire community must make the case that the needs of students be met. Surrey students are just as entitled as Vancouver students, or students from anywhere else in B.C., to a good education in a properly functioning school. Portables are fine for temporary classroom shortages, but they are not a good permanent solution. Over to you, Victoria. Frank Bucholtz writes Fridays for the Peace Arch News. He is the editor of the Langley Times.

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MP shocked by testimony at human-rights committee

Canada ‘makes impact in Afghanistan’ Alex Browne Staff Reporter

As former parliamentary secretary to the minister of national defense, Russ Hiebert visited Afghanistan in 2007 The South Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale MP said he has seen firsthand both the good and the bad of a country in transition from repressive tradition to modern concepts of human and civil rights. But Hiebert acknowledges he was surprised and disgusted by recent testimony heard by the Commons human-rights committee, of which he is a member, into current humanrights abuses in Afghanistan. Particularly shocking, he said was the account of abuses – including rape – against women and children, and the incitement to violence against Afghan citizens who freely convert to other faiths. Speaking in the House of Commons last

week, Hiebert called on Canada to continue law already on the books. The human-rights committee heard Nov. its role in advocating the strengthening of rights and freedoms in Afghanistan, while it 30 from Rev. Majed El Shafie, founder and continues to help rebuild the country. president of Toronto-based human rights In a phone interview from Ottawa this watchdog organization One Free World week, Hiebert said Canada and other nations International, summarizing the situation contributing to the rebuilding ❝You hear about abuses in Afghanistan after a factof Afghanistan have “earned the finding delegation trip earlier all the time, but this this year. right” to speak out on human“You hear about abuses all rights abuses, and he believes took me by surprise. the government of Afghan the time, but this took me by It’s disgusting.❞ surprise,” Hiebert said. president Hamid Karzai takes MP Russ Hiebert seriously what they have to say. “It’s disgusting.” Hiebert said “education is a large compoEl Shafie told the committee that while nent” in changing Afghan society, as Canada’s Afghanistan has a long-standing culture of mission in Afghanistan shifts next year from a forced marriages, exchange marriages and military role to more of an educational one. under-age marriages, a ‘personal status’ law “We’ll be teaching the Afghanistan army was passed last year which gives husbands and police to uphold their own laws,” Hie- even more extreme rights over their wives. bert said, noting that many of the humanAccording to El Shafie’s testimony, under rights abuses described contravene Afghan the law a woman must not work or leave her

home without permission from her husband, and if she refuses to sleep with him every four days he has the right to “starve her to death – to stop the necessities of life to her.” The law also permits a rapist to avoid prosecution by paying money to his victim, El Shafie said. As well, he alleged that while Afghan law prohibits ‘boy play’ in which wealthy men hold parties at which they rape young boys – it continues nonetheless, even among members of the government. Hiebert acknowledged Afghanistan has “a long way to go… cultural change takes time.” But he said the abuses should not blind Canadians to advances that have been made. “There has been tremendous progress when you consider that eight years ago it was a terrorist state under the Taliban… Some five million refugees fled Afghanistan, but they came back because things are improving – they voted with their feet.”

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Intruder answers woman Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

Opportunity continues to knock for criminals targeting White Rock homes. And residents are learning the hard way one of the easiest ways to deter those criminals: lock your doors and windows. A woman who lives on Everall Street said that is what she’s making sure to do, after her home was entered Sunday morning – while she and her roommate were home. “I came out of the shower and I heard banging noises and I heard men’s voices… somebody calling to somebody else,” the woman said. “I called out, ‘who’s there?’ Somebody answered something that sounded like, ‘I’m looking for Scott.’ Then I heard a window slam. I went out and nobody was there.” Looking outside, the woman saw a man dressed in dark-coloured clothing walk out of her backyard. The woman said her roommate had heard someone knocking at the front door just prior to the break-in, but hadn’t answered the door because she wasn’t expecting anyone. Whoever came in had to climb from one balcony to another to get to the window, she said. Nothing was taken, but the woman said she has changed her habits as a result of the experience. The window used is one that has been left unlocked for “some time,” she said. “I’ve been pretty lax about it – but not anymore,” she said. It’s a message police have repeatedly issued, in the wake of a series of break-ins to unsecured residences. The Everall Street incident was one of at least two reported to White Rock RCMP this week. Police said an unlocked sliding door led someone to walk away with about $2,400 in jewelry Monday from the 14700-block of Russell Avenue. On Nov. 30, another two homes were broken into.

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Lloyd Street says a city-imposed fence three feet from his house not only splits his yard and restricts access, it renders his property insecure.

Covenant mandates fence three feet from house

Surrey’s rules frustrate homebuilder Hannah Sutherland Staff Reporter

A South Surrey homebuilder will have to wait to see if the city amends a covenant on his property before he can remove a fence he says creates accessibility and security issues, and is affecting the completion of his house. Lloyd Street, who is constructing on his 17396 4 Ave. lot, said the 15-metre covenant requires a fence three feet from the edge of the front of his house. Not only is the fence in the way of construction, but it will block the steps from his doorstep and any passage around the side of his house once it is complete. To access his backyard, Street said he will have to either jump the fence or walk out onto the street, around to the lane behind the house and up the back driveway. “Anybody should be allowed to walk from their front door to their backyard without having to walk a block and a half to get there,” he said. “That’s a God-given right that you should be allowed to walk around the circumference of your house.” Street said the covenant also calls for a gravel

path rather than a cement one from his doorstep to the street. The requirements are all the more concerning considering Street is trying to make the house accessible for two elderly family members who use walkers. “You can’t have disabled people walking on gravel paths,” Street said. After three months of voicing his concerns to the city and seeing “very little action in regard to our request,” Street said he and another affected neighbour learned from city planners in a meeting last week that the property owners can try to have the covenant amended. “We’re getting some movement because we’ve been quite aggressive about this,” he said. “We’ve been on this for three months now and you can understand that me and my wife are skeptical. “Seeing is believing.” Attempts by Peace Arch News to obtain comment from the city’s planning and development department since last week have been unsuccessful. Street said he was aware of the covenant – which affects more than 5,000 square feet of the 16,000-sq.-ft. lot – when he purchased the prop-

erty a year ago, but he thought it was a mistake. The fence – which separates the house from a flat dirt area and a berm landscaped with native plants – should be on the other side of the landscaping, near the road, he said. “Even though there’s a covenant on this property, it’s still my property.” Street said that in previous discussions, the city told him the fence was placed between his house and the landscaping to deter him from removing native plants. But he said the requirement sets a double standard, because just down the street there are properties with a fence on the roadside. “We asked (the city) about that and they’d given us some indication that (the builders) had done it wrong.” The fence’s current placement also poses a security risk, he added. “It brings people right up to the edge of our house. It renders our house insecure because that now looks like public property,” he said. “The accessibility is one thing. The security that people can get within three feet of my house and still think they’re on public property… that’s a big issue with me.”


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Higher .06 calibration ‘unfortunate’ � from page 1 disturbingly high.” On the drinking and driving side, 66 drivers were handed prohibitions or suspensions for driving while impaired during the three-day blitz. Of those, 21 drivers received three-day prohibitions and had their vehicles impounded; 24 received 90-day prohibitions; and three were charged criminally with impaired driving. Pierschke said Monday that while he did not have local impaired statistics for the past few months – White Rock officers dealt with three “highly intoxicated” drivers in the last two weeks – anecdotally, the numbers are down. And Pierschke believes the drop is because the roadside prohibition program is having its intended effect. “I think it’s because it’s working and the members are using discretion properly,” he said, referring to the option officers now have to lay the administrative penalties on drivers whom they determine, through investigation, are “one-offs.”

Most of those will be deterred blood-alcohol level – up from .05 by the inconvenience and fines – as an “unfortunate” response associated with losing their to claims the new penalties are licence, having their vehicle making people afraid to enjoy a impounded and being social drink or two. ordered to participate “It’s a knee-jerk reacin a responsible drivers tion to people saying program, Pierschke said. ‘my business is down’ in “Just think, you’ve never the bars,” he said. “When been in trouble in your has anybody ever said life and now I’m handing you can’t have a drink? you an (estimated miniAll we’re saying is you mum) $800 fine. And can’t drive your car. the ministry’s going to “The idea is to save say to you you’ve got to lives,” he added. “This Sgt. Roland take this alcohol course. is something I wish we Pierschke You think that’s going to had years ago. This is the deter you not to do that direction we should’ve again? How many are out there been in.” like you? Probably the majority.” Other statistics released by He conceded the administra- Gaumont from the recent Countive direction is an easier route terAttack initiative include: for officers than processing an • 394 tickets handed out for impaired driver, but has seen speeding, including 17 for nothing in White Rock files to excessive speeding; suggest officers here are simply • 165 seatbelt infractions – at choosing the easy way out. a time when there’s been a “My guys, for sure, are using it slight increase in seatbeltin the proper methods.” related deaths; and Pierschke described the recent • 114 tickets for infractions at decision to recalibrate approved intersections, including disroadside screening devices obeying traffic lights and failto give a ‘warn’ reading at .06 ing to stop.

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� from page 1 glad (Charles) stuck to her word.” fence would not stop people. Isabel Saunders also expressed “This is a bit much,” the woman News last summer that fencing said, before letting her German the park was being considered as support for the work. She hopes it will alleviate some shepherd run free. “We’re all just an option for addressing problems caused by irresponsible dog of the late-night problems she gonna walk around. It’s a freakin’ owners and others, safety was the has listened to for the past five beach.” A security company has been only reason cited in explaining years. She added it is unfortunate those who have been respectful hired to ensure public safety, the fence this week. Charles said. Many passersby at the park are also paying the price. “It has been abused – so much. South Surrey RCMP Const. Wednesday assumed the work was solely related to the dog issue, Like everything else, if you mess Troy Derrick, on site Wednesday with some expressing support and it up, the innocent pays for the to “keep the peace,” said police have committed to patrol the guilty,” she said. understanding for the fence. One woman who arrived to area “more regularly.” White Rock resident Jim KirDerrick said he believes once win said he walks his Jack Rus- run her dog at the park was sell, Wes, at the park, but keeps not happy to see the installa- people know why the fence is the dog leashed for its own safety. tion underway. She described the being installed, they will be underHe said he knows of at least three move as “bullshit” and said the standing and respectful of it. dog attacks at the park since September. at White Rock Beach Noting how the property has been abused by • Sat., Dec. 18 • Sun., Dec. 19 • Tues., Dec. 21 • Mon., Dec. 20 irresponsible pet owners, TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. Kirwin said it was only a 05:11 3.8 12.5 05:41 4.1 13.5 06:10 4.3 14.1 06:38 4.5 14.8 matter of time before the 08:26 3.6 11.8 09:43 3.7 12.1 10:42 3.7 12.1 11:34 3.6 11.8 13:09 4.0 13.1 13:53 4.0 13.1 14:50 3.9 12.8 12:35 4.0 13.1 Semiahmoo fenced it. 21:48 0.5 1.6 22:26 0.3 1.0 23:06 0.2 0.7 21:12 0.8 2.6 “I understand where (the band) is coming from,” he • M&M Meat Shoppe* • Best Buy* • Buy Low Foods* • Future Shop* • The Brick* • H.Y. Louie* said. “I sort of have been Friday • Peoples Drug Mart* • Price Smart Foods* • Vision Electronics* • Rochelles Jewellers* expecting it for a while. • Save On Foods* • Shoppers Drug Mart* • Safeway* • Wal-Mart* • Pharmasave* • The Source* “I’m disappointed for Flyers • Home Hardware* • Modern Homes* the view, but I’m sort of IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE VE THE ABOVE FLYERS, FLYERS PLEASE CALL DISTRIBUTION DEPARTMENT AT 604-542-7430 604 542 7430 * Not distributed in all areas. areas

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chool days that start at 7 a.m. or end at 5 p.m. Students taking courses online. No expansion of existing school programs and no creation of new ones. This is the bleak future facing the Surrey School District, which is bursting at the seams with an ever-increasing number of students. Unlike most other school districts in B.C., Surrey’s enrolment continues to grow. There are currently 67,700 elementary and high school students in the district. By 2015, that number is expected to balloon to 70,500. Two-hundred-and-eighty-two portables – at a cost of $100,000 apiece – are in place to deal with the overflow, and at least 8,500 will be needed in five years. And yet, there has been no new school construction funding from the provincial government since 2005. One new school, Adams Road Elementary, is set to open this month near 68 Avenue and 182 Street – the manifestation of the last of the capital money granted by Victoria to Surrey five years ago. While there has been some cash provided for seismic upgrades and modular space for fullday-kindergarten, this does not increase the total capacity for students across the district. And since there is a three- to five-year gap between when a new school is announced and its opening, even if the province were to give a surprise Christmas gift to the district, it would be late 2013 at the earliest before any Surrey kids would be filing into new classrooms. So get ready for desperate measures. The Surrey Board of Education has supported a report from Supt. Mike McKay that recommends exploring secondary school class scheduling and course delivery options as a way to use limited school spaces as efficiently as possible. High schools that are particularly crowded may have to consider alternative scheduling options such as extended days beginning in September 2011. And teens interested in taking less-popular courses, such as Spanish for example, may end up sitting at home to do so. Surrey trustees are aiming to keep “learners at the centre” by protecting support services for vulnerable students and taking a long-term view when making tough decisions, even as it deals with urgent financial issues. Victoria must do the same. Now would be a good time to stop playing Scrooge and loosen the capital funding purse strings.

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erhaps the Gold Trail school offended. In any event, this ridiculous rite of district has the right idea. winter got me thinking. Of the province’s 60 school So, having no real life outside of work, districts, Gold Trail – which covers I went online and checked the Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Lillooet and Lytton – is the only one websites of all 60 school districts Chris Foulds in B.C. to determine how that refers to the school break in popular Christmas remains. December as “Christmas/Winter Of the 60 school districts in vacation.” B.C. 42 call it “winter vacation” – Apparently, the folks in Gold Trail are steps ahead of their including Surrey’s School District 36 – while 16 deem it “Christmas peers, who continue to allegedly vacation.” One, (Burnaby) simply offend by calling the break refers to a “break” and Gold Trail “winter vacation” or “Christmas vacation”. encompasses both. So, while Chilliwack’s decision This annual controversy results in ridiculous indignation over whether to abide by from the local teachers’ union, Canadian custom and refer Vancouver’s penchant for to the Christmas break as the Christmas break bubbled over remaining secular no doubt irritates those who see Christmas as again last week in Chilliwack. having become something more than a In that conservative eastern Fraser religious holiday. Valley enclave, school trustees voted to There are many – Christians, Muslims, erase “winter vacation” from the official designation and call the two-week Sikhs, atheists – who hang lights in December. school break “Christmas vacation” (and I The box at the store does not say applaud them for doing so). “winter lights” and I am sure those That common-sense decision riled up the Chilliwack teachers’ association, hanging the strands are not afraid to call them what they are. which, as usual, jumped in to defend But, back to Gold Trail and its rather those who might be offended by the wise lexiconic decision. “C” word – even if nobody has been

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yes 69% no 31% School board chairwoman Valerie Adrian told me the “Christmas/winter” reference was agreed to by the district’s calendar committee, composed of trustees, parents, teachers, CUPE workers and representatives from the First Nations community. “We want to be inclusive of everyone,” Adrian said. “We do have a lot of people who are atheist, Christian, Seventh-Day and those who have native spiritual beliefs.” There will be those who will see Gold Trail’s compromise as another setback for Christmas – and I can see that point of view. Anything that appears to dilute a holiday that is as culturally significant to Canada as Ramadan is to Saudi Arabia will quite understandably be criticized. But, it does honour Christmas, so Gold Trail is well ahead of 43 other school districts – including KamloopsThompson, which regrettably hangs with the politically correct crowd – on the common-sense scale. However, if Gold Trail has ensured its school break is called “Christmas/winter vacation”, what do its schools call those fantastic plays and concerts performed by students? “Well, some call them Christmas concerts,” Adrian said. “It’s for the kids. If they’re putting on a Christmas concert, we don’t want to go in there and tell them they did something wrong.” Amen (can we still say that?). Chris Foulds is editor of Kamloops This Week, sister paper to the Peace Arch News.

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Did donations help Haitians? Editor: We hear almost daily what a hard time the people in Haiti have. If I remember correctly, when they had this terrible earthquake in the beginning of this year, the collection of all the charities and countries came to about $480 million. Now, at the end of the same year, people still have not healthy water to drink, no shelter and not enough food. Beside all this, they have tremendous health problems. What happened and where did the $480 million go? We know CEOs from some “charities” have a salary of $1.2 million, and many others between $200,000 and $400,000. But this alone could not have used up the rest of the millions. Where is it and in whose pockets did it end up? Why should people give to “charities” if the dollars do not go where they are intended for? Hans G. Schmidt, Surrey

contributing to the slides. Every day deadly chemicals pass below these dangerous cliffs that could come down at any time, pushing the train onto the jagged rocks below and putting my life in danger – and I’m worried about a stupid fine from being on the tracks that are closed because, lucky enough, the slide there did not hit a train? Let’s get real. This is not a safe route for these massive trains that can come by up to 16 times a day and all through the night. White Rock is courting BNSF for a stop there. Don’t they get it? Freight trains are most of the traffic and, yes, there will be more in the future. Only yesterday the news talked about money being allotted for the fast train. So again, let’s get real and move the tracks back to where they came from, east of 176 Street. Get busy, City of Surrey, and preserve whatever corridor we are

going to need for that kind of speed. Maybe we should really think ahead and plan for a new border crossing that handles only trains and trucks, and parallel the routes to the border into the same corridor. Brian Lauder, Surrey

Benefits to train travel Editor: Re: Train stop in White Rock an ‘uphill fight,’ Dec. 8. As this was one of my campaign issues, I am very pleased to see the formation of the Amtrak Rail Task Force, and to be the council representative on this task force, which will work towards establishing an Amtrak passenger rail stop in White Rock.

This is going to be an “uphill fight,” but the benefits will be great for White Rock and surrounding areas. Metro Vancouver – population 2.3 million – currently has only one Amtrak stop, at Pacific Central Station in Vancouver. A stop in White Rock would serve the citizens of the South Fraser Region. Currently, people from Delta to Abbottsford have to backtrack into Vancouver to catch the train, or travel to Bellingham, the first stop in Washington State. In the latter case, many feel they’re already part way to their destination, and continue driving rather than board the train at that point. The ride on the train is beautiful and relaxing, and it’s a great way to get down to Seattle or Portland, or even as far as Eugene, Ore. I am very excited to get started on this issue, and make it a reality. Coun. Grant Meyer, White Rock

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Keeping track of the dangers Editor: I heard about the closure of the Amtrak due to mudslides and high water north of Seattle this week, so I decided to walk along the tracks south of Crescent Beach and see what shape our bluff was in. I counted eight mudslides between Crescent Beach and just east of the steps that come down to the tracks around 13 Avenue and 131 Street. Most of the slides did not come down all the way to the tracks, but there was one south around the bend from 24 Avenue steps that had come across the tracks and had to be cleared. There also was a tree that had come down in another place that had to be cut back away from the tracks. The reason I only walked as far as I did was because there was a large slide that had come down from way up the bluff dumping mud about two feet deep on the tracks and all the way down to the water. There was no way to get around it. There was a truck there, and I assumed the person with the truck was waiting for a digger to clear the tracks. I asked him about the slide and he told me that while he was there inspecting the slide, he heard a loud crack and a bunch more mud had come down. Lucky he wasn’t in the way. When I found out I couldn’t get around the slide, the man had the gall to tell me that sometimes they have the police with them and I could get a $150 fine for being on the tracks. I said, that was the least of my worries, when these trains up to 140 cars come barrelling by my house blasting their whistles that you can hear miles away as they pass through marked crossing with gates, ringing bells and flashing lights. My house vibrates and dishes rattle, as the many earthquakes shake the bluff, probably

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Surrey must live within its means Editor: Re: Surrey takes on $200 million in debt, Dec. 10. Now that Dianne Watts has been voted the fourth best mayor in the world no less, it was just a matter of time before we taxpayers heard the thud of the second shoe dropping: her worship’s grandiose legacy projects. Not content with a new city hall and a wall full of greenery on the South Surrey library, we’re told a new City Centre Library, a City Centre parking facility, and various swimming pools, recreation centres and cricket pitches are in the works. Bottom line: over a quarter billion dollars of committed expenditures and a debt burden of $200 million to be paid back over 15 years. And it doesn’t end there. As our mayor has recently stated, “it’s unbelievable that Surrey does not have a large stadium to host major sporting events” (PAN, Dec. 1). It can be just a matter of time before we’re told that due to popular demand – generated largely by the mayor’s opinings – Surrey has decided to build a multimillion dollar, state of the art sports stadium. Pardon my skepticism, but taxpayers have learned from bitter experience that any expenditure forecasts emanating from politicians and bureaucrats tend to wildly understate costs and overstate revenues. Case in point: the Vancouver Olympics. And when two senior members on council – Marvin Hunt and Bob Bose – voice doubts as to the underlying numbers and wisdom of embarking on such a spending spree, thoughtful citizens should sit up and take notice. None of these projects could remotely be considered as urgent. A more prudent approach would be to prioritize them, stage construction over a period of years and pay for them on an as-you-go basis out of revenue. In other words, to continue to live within our means, as Surrey has done – to its credit – for the past quarter century. One suspects it was this past fiscal responsibility that got Watts the nod as best mayor in the first place. Otherwise, look out taxpayers, this year’s modest hikes to taxes and service costs will be just the beginning. Chris Hodgson, Surrey

Let ratepayers evaluate plans I read in the Peace Arch News the City of Surrey is planning to borrow to spend $283.3 million for planned capital works, some of which are quite discretionary, while others are maintenance oriented. This sum caused me to reflect on past experience. Fifty-eight years ago, I started work with an international financial rating firm. My earliest experience was directed to classifying or rating local government debt issues that could be publicly traded. In the end, only the real property taxable assessment base can be considered, as that is the final backup for local government debt issues. In this case, the debt would likely require the provision of some or a large part of $17.5 million per annum, for the sinking fund, less any earned interest on same, and an additional $13.5 million annually, more or less, for the annual interest payments on this total indebtedness. The rating firm’s collective wisdom was that the total debt service obligation should never exceed one per cent of the taxable property assessment values of the local government. Any larger amount will eat into any ancillary income, such as service levies and other such earned incomes from user fees and parking fees, etc. Not having at hand the total taxable assessment value, I cannot determine if this annual obligation approaching $31 million is more or less than the suggested one per cent limit. The proposal seems fraught with subjective future incomes or profits. We can look to Vancouver to foresee such possibilities, as exampled by the notorious Millennium housing project, which seems to have been planned with an estimated profit of $250 million and currently appears to be lucky not to exceed a loss of greater than $250 million. Surrey city council has a duty to provide its ratepayers with some good credible statistics to assist these same ratepayers to evaluate proposed local government plans. David G. Sparks, Surrey

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Care-home rates climb again 2011 compared to 2009. Black Press “I know people who are just Most B.C. seniors in nursing shocked, they can hardly find the homes will be hit with another words to describe what they’re significant jump in resifeeling,” B.C. Health dential care rates in JanuCoalition co-chair Alice ary. Edge said. It was announced by The new policy of takthe province more than a ing up to 80 per cent year ago it would raise the of residents’ after-tax fees by 10 to 13 per cent income allows for a for care home residents minimum of $275 per whose after-tax income is month for spending on at least $22,000 a year. incidentals. But the hike was phased Colin Hansen “We are hearing that’s in over two years for exist- Health Minister not enough,” Edge said. ing clients, so a senior in “The seniors I’ve talked care whose monthly rate to are very stressed about these jumped $81 last January will see increased rates.” another $81 increase starting next The money left over can dismonth. appear quickly for prescriptions, Someone earning $22,000 or dental care, other personal care more will pay an extra $1,956 in items and add-on services like Jeff Nagel

television and telephone. Health Minister Colin Hansen said in a statement the new fees are more equitable, lowering the rates for the lowest-income seniors. Someone who makes $14,000 a year now pays $894 per month, about $46 less than in 2009. But only about a quarter of the poorest seniors in care are expected to pay less under the new system. Overall, the fee changes are bringing government an estimated $54 million more per year. He stressed individuals or couples who feel they cannot make the payments can also apply for reduced rates on the basis of hardship. “No senior will be denied care based on income alone,” Hansen said.

Senior stable after being hit by truck A senior struck in a South Surrey crosswalk Tuesday is in stable condition this week. The 72-year-old was airlifted to hospital with head injuries Dec. 14 after she was hit by a truck around 8:45 a.m. as she crossed 32 Avenue at 152 Street. Police said the woman’s injuries were not life-threatening, and that the male truck driver will likely be charged under the Motor Vehicle Act. Investigation is ongoing.

Monday (Dec. 13) morning after a resident discovered a welding White Rock RCMP are machine had been taken from requesting public the back of their assistance in pickup truck. identifying those The machine, a responsible for an red Lincoln Ranger, overnight theft from weighed about 500 an underground pounds, Pierschke parking lot in the said. editorial@peacearchnews.com 1500-block of Anyone with George Street. information is asked Sgt. Roland to call the detachment at 778Pierschke said police were called 593-3600.

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Caution urged for city debt The board believes the city will be able to pay down the $200 million debt in the short term to The Surrey Board of Trade is supporting Surrey avoid higher interest rates, but the board cautioned in its recent budget, noting the $200 million in against making a habit out of borrowing. borrowing goes a long way to bringing necessary Pointing to a recent report from the Canadian Fedservices to the city. eration of Independent Businesses, the board is indiHowever, the board wants Surrey to keep its bor- cating Surrey should keep its spending sustainable. rowing in check. “The city has to be careful. The city has to be very On Monday, Surrey council gave final adop- mindful of the taxpayer’s ability to pay,” the board of tion to the 2011-2015 five-year financial trade says. “The Surrey Board of Trade plan, which includes the possibility of ❝The city has to be recommends that this be monitored borrowing up to $194 million over five very mindful of the and managed closely by city council and years. It will help pay for $280 mil- taxpayer’s ability management, regardless of the relative lion in projects, including a City Centre low taxation levels of our taxpayers.” to pay.❞ Library, moving city hall to Whalley and Surrey Board of Trade CEO Anita Patil several other projects. Surrey Board of Trade Huberman said the board was concerned Alluding to a 10-year-freeze on propat first when it saw the level of borrowing, erty taxes, the Surrey Board of Trade said residents but is convinced the city has a solid plan on locking are enjoying some of the lowest tax rates in the into low interest rates. region. “We feel they have a plan, but we’re going to con“Those past decisions have resulted in Surrey tinue monitoring it,” Huberman said Wednesday. being unable to develop or extend or put into place This year, Surrey is adding a further $300,000 to its city core services and amenities as quickly as this area in this year’s budget, Huberman noted. otherwise would have been achieved by having The board also commended the city on its higher levels of taxation,” the board said in a release approach to its economic development strategy, Wednesday. “However, the ambitious Build Sur- city town centres and beautification, the environrey Program, accelerated to be put in place over a ment and transportation on several fronts. five- to six-year period, will go a great distance to However, the board wants to see more done with catch up.” the 88 Avenue corridor.

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$19,000 in trustee expenses claimed The seven members of Surrey’s Board of Education claimed more than $19,000 in expenses last year. The figures, included in a recently released report of annual remuneration and expenses for elected officials, shows that board chairperson Laurae McNally topped spending again this year. McNally submitted $6,346 in expenses, nearly $2,500 more

than any of her colleagues. Vice-chair Shawn Wilson filed the second-highest claim ($3,969), with Trustee Reni Masi close behind with a $3,757 tab. Trustees Laurie Larsen claimed $2,248, Terry Allen $1,984, Ijaz Chatta $965 and Pam Glass $419. “The chair has to represent the board at many events,” McNally said. “The other thing this year is that we have had a lot of lobbying

(for funding) go on where the chair has had to travel to various places.” The total trustee expenses of $19,687 are for June 2009 to June 2010 and are on top of salaries totaling $205,269. Board members were paid $28,681 for the year, with the chair receiving an additional $3,000 and the vicechair getting an extra $1,500. – Sheila Reynolds

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CITY NEWS COUNCIL UPDATE Protecting our Environment Welcome to Council Update – a feature in City News where you can learn more about the City’s goals and the steps your Council is taking to achieve them. The focus for this month’s update is our environment. White Rock residents have always done an excellent job protecting our planet. Together we have successfully implemented the blue box recycling and yard trimmings programs, we have become pesticide and smoke free, and we have actively worked towards creating a greener environment through the Trees for Tomorrow Program. In January 2011, we’re going to take another step forward with our new Green Can program! The new Green Can program will be implemented in phases, starting with detached homes, and is an addition to the current yard trimmings program, which will include food scraps. Instead of throwing away food, White Rock residents in detached homes that currently participate in the yard trimming program can send their leftovers for composting through the City’s new Green Can program. Starting the week of January 24, 2011, Green Cans will be picked up weekly. Blue Box recycling will also go from bi-weekly to weekly collection so that residents can recycle even more each week. Doug McLean We realize that there will be lots of questions and Councillor we are working to have all the answers ready for you in January, when we will be hosting open houses in order to better explain the program and to hear back from you. At that time, we will welcome your comments, questions and feedback. In the meantime information will be available at www.city.whiterock.bc.ca/greencan.

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This is a very exciting program and a great opportunity for White Rock residents to demonstrate their commitment to the environment. This program will also help White Rock meet the 70% waste diversion rate by 2015, as mandated by Metro Vancouver’s Integrated Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan.

We know that this new collection program will take a period of adjustment but we look forward to working together as a team to help protect our planet. The residents of White Rock have always demonstrated concern Helen Fathers Lynne Sinclair Councillor Councillor about the environment and we know that by making a few simple changes in our collection program that we will make a positive impact on our earth. Here’s to a happy holiday season and a greener New Year!

2011 CITY COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE Mark your calendars! The 2011 Council meeting schedule has been established. Regular Council meetings will be held on the following dates: January 10 and 24 February 7 and 21 March 7 and 21 April 4 and 18 May 9 and 30 June 20 and 27

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Unless otherwise noted, all meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. at White Rock City Hall (Council Chambers) located at 15322 Buena Vista Avenue, White Rock, B.C. Meeting agendas will be available on the City website on the Friday afternoon, prior to the Monday meeting. You may contact the City Clerk at 604.541.2212 should you have any questions.

NEW FALSE ALARM FEES White Rock RCMP has introduced a new false alarm fee system for both residential and commercial property alarms for 2011 in order to better manage police resources. The new fees are designed to help recover the costs of responding to false dispatches, and to help reduce the number of unnecessary calls. The new false alarm fee schedule is as follows: Free $50 $75 $150

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Full copies of the City’s “Fees and Charges Bylaw, 2010 No. 1888” are available on the City website at www.city.whiterock.bc.ca/2005Bylaws/Frequent-Requests. html You may also obtain a copy from the City Clerk’s Office located at City Hall, which is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding statutory holidays.

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Atira Society hosts dinner for women experiencing violence

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ince losing its main sponsor this Christmas, Atira Women’s Resource Society has experienced an outpouring of support as the community rallies to make this holiday season a memorable one for women and children impacted by violence. “It’s amazing,” Atira’s Linda Sheridan said. “I get emotional every time I talk about this… when people can come together as a community and see the need in the community.” The need became apparent in October, Sheridan said, when a corporation that has provided Christmas stockings for Atira ❝It’s a nice, programs in the past feel-good had to pull its support project, and this year due to financial especially to cutbacks. put a smile on Atira – a non-profit that about nine Surrey a kid’s face.❞ runs programs for women and Sandra Kerstesz children experiencing Milestones violence – was forced to look elsewhere for the approximately 200 stockings it has distributed to youngsters at Christmastime. Sheridan said the society approached the three South Surrey high schools – Semiahmoo, Earl Marriott and Elgin Park – as well as White Rock Elementary, all of which agreed to raise money and collect toys. Supplied with the ages and genders of the children they are supporting, each school is organizing its own collection effort. “It’s amazing when our young people can step up and see that need,” Sheridan said. “I think our youth often get a bad reputation. My opinion is, they’re very generous.” A South Surrey restaurant has also stepped up to the plate, offering to host a Christmas dinner at a local church for some of the women and children in Atira’s programs. For the last six weeks, staff at Milestones Grill and Bar have been planning the event, which is to include a buffet dinner and kids activities such as arts and crafts, movies and sing-alongs. Thirty staff members are participating,

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Milestones assistant manager Sandra Kertesz and sous chef Kevin Robson will be cooking up Christmas dinner later this month as part of an Atira Women’s Resource Society program. Left, the annual Toy Tea has collected hundreds of toys for children.

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whether by volunteering their time at the celebration or helping raise money to fund it. “It’s a nice, feel-good project, and especially to put a smile on a kid’s face,” Milestones assistant manager Sandra Kertesz said. “It’s just nice to be able to give them an

opportunity to go somewhere for three hours and forget all the bad stuff and just be a kid.” Sheridan said women and children from five Atira programs – including the one she manages, Family Project: Children Who Witness Abuse Support Program and Rediscover Parenting – will benefit from the event. And although it will be scaled back from what has been seen in past years, 95 children will be handed gifts supplied by local schools from none other than Santa himself. Children in other Atira programs will be supported by additional community fundraising efforts, such as the White Rock/ South Surrey Newcomers Club’s annual Toy

Tea, which has brought in hundreds of new, unused toys in past years. For the 65 women attending the event, Milestones staff plan to purchase gifts with money they would have otherwise spent on presents for each other. Atira also accepts donations of items such as bath products for the women, Sheridan said. To contribute, call 604-531-9100. While turkeys and santa hats have already been donated by area businesses, Kertesz said the restaurant is still in need of desserts for the dinner. Gifts in-kind are also appreciated, for which tax receipts can be issued, she added. For more information, call the restaurant at 604-542-3750.

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Building Community Spirit ACTIVE in White Rock!

In celebration of its commitment to The Activity Challenge, a province-wide initiative which aims to increase the proportion of physically active British Columbians 20% by 2010, White Rock Leisure Services salutes those getting active in White Rock.

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Surrey-White Rock Kumon students show off items donated to the Surrey Christmas Bureau.

The couple will begin at Central Plaza Dec. Students at South 19 and work their way Surrey’s Kumon Math down the streets to and Reading Centre Five Corners between have turned play 2 and 4 p.m. They will money into new toys then be for the off to city’s less West fortunate Beach children. between Over the 4 and 6 last year, p.m., and students editorial@peacearchnews.com end the had the night in option East Beach between 6 to donate “Kumon and 7 p.m. dollars” they received

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for daily studies to a donations bin rather than trade the artificial currency in for items for themselves. In total, $3,100 Kumon dollars were collected and used for toys from the Kumon store, which were then given to the Surrey Christmas Bureau.

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White Rock is expecting some special guests this weekend, when Santa and Mrs. Claus visit the city’s merchants.

Local challenge

Surrey company iFinance is challenging other local businesses and residents to donate to the Surrey Christmas Bureau – with iFinance pledging to match all donations up to $20,000. The initiative seeks to raise $40,000. The Bureau will assist 1,800 low-income families this holiday season. A website has been set up to make donating easy (www. ifinancechristmas.ca). Info, 604-538-5875.

Hayden Donnelly, age 7, participates in Mixed Martial Arts on Monday evenings at White Rock Elementary.

How did you get involved? Watching martial arts movies. My favorite movie is the Karate Kid. How has this activity been beneficial to you? Makes me feel stronger and more confident. Enjoy working with other students. What is your goal? To continue and practice. Even teach martial arts when I’m older. Fun Fact: Recreation activities build social skills and stimulate participation in community life. Want to get involved? Call 604-541-2199 to register or visit webreg.city.whiterock.bc.ca.

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White Rock’s Christmas Day Dinner at First United Church is a chance for those who are alone on the day to enjoy a turkey dinner, songs, a visit from Santa, and, most importantly, good fellowship with friends and some they may never have met before. The annual testament to community spirit – which this year particularly memorializes late founders George Bryant and Rev. Howard Filsinger (who passed away last month) – usually serves about 200 people, plus the volunteers who help make it happen. “It’s usually pretty close to 300 meals,” said longtime co-organizer Chip Barrett. “And the chef, Leslie Maudsley is very proud she can serve everybody in 11 minutes.” But the event also represents many more hands, both big and small, who work hard to ensure its success – even if they aren’t there at the feast. At this year’s dinner, as in past years, the little table decorations and favours – including miniwreaths, candy canes and Christmas lights – are the

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result of hard hand-crafting by members of the Peninsula District Girl Guides. As Guide leader Kate Tobin and her daughters Emily, 10, Sarah, 8, and Jessica, 5, explained, it’s a project that involves all of the the local groups including Sparks (ages 5-6); Brownies (7-8), Guides (9-12) and Pathfinders (13-15). “Every girl makes a gift and every girl takes one home for Christmas,” said Tobin, who has participated in the project for six years. “This year and the last couple of years, the Pathfinders have organized it. They assemble all the pieces, go out to all the groups and and help them do the crafts – it’s all about leadership.” But Tobin said it’s a great example to all the girls of how they can play a part in the larger community and do their bit to help with worthwhile events and causes. “We’re pretty lucky with what’s available with kids here – our kids are quite spoiled sometimes, and it’s nice for them to be giving back and getting involved,” she said. And Emily (a Guide), Sarah

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Helping youth fulfill their dream W Candy Stripe/Cadet Program, hen I was a young and it was then renamed the girl, my dream – Junior Auxiliary. Under the like many girls my wonderful guidance of Jenn age – was to be a nurse, and the Cherry Ames… Nurse Walker, this program has blossomed to its current size books fed this dream. of 79 volunteers, both To fulfill my dream, Debbi Anderson male and female. I took an office job These wonderful to earn money for volunteers are in university. Thirty many areas of our years later, I retired hospital. Most from that office job. work in residential So when looking for volunteer care at dinnertime. They socialize with opportunities, the residents, play hospital auxiliary instruments, take seemed like a logical them for walks, play one, to finally come close to realizing that cards and make it more like a “family” dream. meal. In my teens, I would The volunteers in have given anything to be a candy-striper, however the emergency department offer assistance when patients my community did not offer this program. But for students arrive, liase with staff, get warm blankets for patients in White Rock/South Surrey, and give out the care-bags the Candy Stripe/Cadet Program has been available donated by the auxiliary for those having to spend the since the hospital opened night. 1954. In 2004, the Peace Arch At the information desk, Hospital Auxiliary Society they help with customer became the sponsors of the

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former war pilot and South Surrey farmer who helped build the Crescent Beach legion is being remembered as a loyal, independent man who loved his family and was full of integrity. Ivan Smith died peacefully in his sleep Dec. 7 while in special care at George Derby Centre in Burnaby. The 89-year-old is survived by six children, 14 grandchildren, 15 greatgrandchildren and three siblings. Born and raised in Ontario, Smith enlisted in the Air Force in 1939, when he was 18 years old. He became a flight lieutenant, flying more than 100 reconnaissance sorties over Europe and participating in numerous battles, including D-Day in Normandy, France. “He recollected with his own style of humour and infectious giggle that it was ‘worse traffic there than the 401 at rush hour,’” son Brian Smith recalled in an obituary he wrote for his father. Smith appeared on the front page of the Peace Arch News in a June 1994 article commemorating D-Day and reporting his first meeting with a White Rock veteran who also fought in the historic invasion 50 years earlier.

“I always felt very lucky to survive,” Smith said at the time. “You just never knew if you were going to get back in one piece or not.” Smith moved to the Surrey area in 1953 with first wife, Irene Allin, working in the automotive business in White Rock until his retirement in the mid-’80s. He raised his family on a five-acre farm on 24 Avenue, where they produced their own food. Smith – who remarried to Riette Mack, his wife of more than 20 years – loved his gardens, woodworking shop and tools, and there are still many keepsakes of his craft in family homes. Smith was also the first in his immediate family to own a computer, and he coaxed his family to “get online before we get left behind.” He was active in the Royal Canadian Legion Crescent Branch 240, and was one of its early members and builders, as well as president in the ’50s and ’60s. “He looked after the books for the legion for many years, enjoying the social company of the ‘old guys’ and the exuberance of the youngsters he met, many of them having grown up with one of his Smith clan,” Brian Smith recalled. A memorial service for Smith is to be held at the legion in April.

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Simon Fraser University economist Nancy Olewiler is the new chair of the TransLink board. Lice not the culprit: study She takes over Jan. 1, replacing forA new study rejects the theory sea mer board chair Dale Parker, who lice from salmon farms in the Broughstepped down this fall after serving ton Archipelago infected returning three years. wild pink salmon in 2002. “You can expect TransLink to conThree scientists, Gary Marty, Sonja tinue its focus on efficiency and effec- Saksida and Terrance Quinn, wrote tiveness to maximize the the paper, which was benefits we deliver with edited by UBC fishery our existing transportabiologist Carl Walters tion system,” Olewiler and is to be published said. in the journal Proceedings TransLink will aim of the National Academy to give mayors and the of Sciences of the United province the best possible news@peacearchnews.com States of America. advice on developing a The researchers suggest transportation plan for viral or bacterial infecthe region and determining how to tions are more probable causes. fund it, she said. Longtime B.C. salmon farming critic Morton said the results are Vacancy rates edge down Alexandra contrary to her own findings. Apartment vacancy rates in Metro She was co-author of a 2007 study Vancouver have dropped slightly to 1.9 that found pinks passing through per cent, according to the latest rental the Broughton area were much more survey by the Canada Mortgage and thickly infested with lice than pink Housing Corp. That’s down from 2.1 per cent a salmon that didn’t migrate past the year ago. CMHC senior market analyst salmon farms.

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Royal Canadian Theatre presents its annual holiday pantomime

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here’s always over-acting. The costumes and scenery generally look like a Crayola truck spill. The audience heckles, cheers and boos. And it’s all perfectly acceptable – even expected. Alan Cedargreen recalls going to pantomimes every year as a child in London, sitting wide-eyed in the audience each holiday season as he watched the overthe-top family musicals. One of his earliest memories, in fact, is from when he was a preschooler at a pantomime production. “This great huge black spider came out of the top of the stage and scared the blooming hell out of me,” he laughs. “It must have been Little Miss Muffet or something.” Growing up in the U.K., pantomimes were a part of life for the little boy – as they were, and continue to be, for most residents. The pantomime, not to be confused with non-speaking, white-faced mime acting, is a musical-comedy characterized not only by bright colours and silly antics, but by the fact the lead boy is always played by a female who inevitably falls for the lead girl. The shows traditionally take place during the holiday season, beginning just before Christmas and continuing early into the new year. The most popular person in the panto is often the Dame, an older woman who is played by a man in drag. And that’s where Cedargreen steps in.

Alice (Crystal Weltzin) tries to catch the White Rabbit (Kaitln Sandwell). Inset, lan Cedargreen as Dame Patti Cake. “It’s never played as if I’m a drag queen,” the seasoned actor says of his more-than two decades of experience. “I never do anything in bad taste. It’s always corny. I’m friendly with everyone. Sometimes I flirt with some of the older men in the audience, but without ever crossing the line of good

taste.” It is a family show, after all. “It’s for grandchildren and grandparents.” This year, Cedargreen is filling the shoes of Dame Patti Cake in Royal Canadian Theatre Company’s version of Alice in Wonderland, which opened Thursday at the

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Surrey Arts Centre. Directed by longtime actress, director and company founder Ellie King, the twisted tale again builds on King’s reputation of presenting very traditional English pantos. Cedargreen has played a Dame for 25

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Holiday concert full of spirit-lifting choral harmonies Alex Browne Arts Reporter

Sometimes the best way to experience the true meaning of Christmas is through music – particularly beautiful choral pieces in the classical tradition inspired by the story of the birth of Jesus. The combination of fine singing and the art of choral arranging – involving moving harmonies and a wide range of tonal

colours – results in music that can lift the spirit like no other. That’s what Good Shepherd Church – in the Semiahmoo Peninsula’s Star of the Sea Catholic parish – hopes to provide with this weekend’s Christmas concert, Sweet Songs of Christmas, Dec. 19 at 3 p.m. (2250 150 St.). “A lot of our music this year is focused on the real Nativity – Mary and the child

Jesus,” said Good Shepherd music director Trudi Stammer. “So much of our music is very tender and gentle, along with pieces that are more upbeat and very joyful.” The concert features both the parish’s more than 40-voice Stella Maris adult choir – which has gone from strength to strength after a tour of Germany in 2009 – and the 12-voice Schola Cantorum girls choir,

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There’s an extra present under the tree for some 800 subscribers to White Rock Concerts Society’s soldout 2010-2011 season. The organization is offering them a free bonus concert Friday, Jan. 14, 8 p.m., at Peace Portal Alliance Church, 15128 27B Ave. (the corner of 152 Street and King George Boulevard). And because it’s being held at a larger venue than the usual one – White Rock Baptist Church – the society is able to offer tickets to its patient waiting list (now standing at almost 300 people) for a one-timeonly price of $20. The all-star extravaganza features the Borealis String Quartet, a cappella vocal group Musica Intima, bas-

soonist (and White Rock Concerts founder and artistic director) George Zukerman, and pianists Leslie Janos and Eldon McBride. And Zukerman acknowledges the extra concert has been planned, in part, to test the waters for a possible move of the series to the larger venue. “It’s a bit of an experiment – we know that Peace Portal Alliance works for a larger orchestra, going back to the days of the Handel Society concerts with Karel ten Hoope, but we want to see what the acoustics are like for more intimate chamber ensembles and soloists,” he said. “It’s got to sound good – that’s why we’ve put together as many different types of performances and groupings as we could,” he added, noting

that McBride is also current musical director for the church, which has expressed a willingness to rent to White Rock Concerts. Janos and McBride will perform works by Mozart and Schubert in the concert, with Janos also featuring some Chopin, while the Borealis Quartet will perform works by Beethoven, and will be joined by Zukerman in a rarely heard bassoon quintet by Gaetano Brunetti. Zukerman said a move from White Rock Baptist Church would not be undertaken lightly or without regrets. “We’d be terribly sad to leave the Baptist church – we’ve had a gentle musical love affair with them for 20 wonderful years of concerts. At the same time, what do we do about the more than 285 people who say they

want to join us?” Zukerman said the idea of scheduling a concert over two nights seems impractical, as vocal performers could not be scheduled two nights in a row, and he is also unwilling to ask White Rock Concerts network of volunteers to “do double duty.” Thoughts of a larger venue are part of the price of “an amazing success story” now in its 54th year in the community, he admitted. “We’re one of the few remaining volunteer-run concert series in North America,” he said. “Our audience are our friends – we meet everyone.” Admission is free to all regular subscribers. Guest and waiting list tickets ($20) are available by writing to Semiahmoo Arts, #90, 1959 152 St., Surrey, B.C., V4A 9E3.

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Variety of vocal talent to perform � from page 23 notable concerts at the church before. “He asked us last year if we wanted to do something together,” Stammer said. “Last year, we did do a benefit concert for a family that had a tragedy with one of the children, and at the time he asked why don’t we do a concert together again – so here we are. “Tony is a very humble person – he tends to be very busy, probably too busy, because he knows how to work with other people.” Pieces featuring the Corpus Christi choir will include Venite Adoremus by Dan Forrest, Franz Biebl’s Ave Maria, Eleanor Daley’s The World’s Desire and the traditional Trinidad carol Virgin Mary Had a Baby, arranged by Stephen Hatfield. The Corpus Christi and Stella Maris choirs will also join forces on several selections, including the stirring spiritual-style piece Glory, Glory, Glory to the Newborn King by Moses Hogan. “Tony and I are both fans of his arranging,” Stammer said. “And we have a wonderful soloist – Carol Blender. She has a voice that lends itself perfectly to this song.” The concert also features other musical voices – instrumental ones – too. Longtime arranger and accompanist Henri Lorieau

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fter spending the last five years as one of the top senior girls basketball teams in the entire province, the Elgin Park Orcas this year find themselves in unfamiliar territory – as underdogs. They are still, by head coach Stu Graham’s estimate, among the top 15 or 16 teams in B.C. But they don’t boast the depth of previous squads, namely the team of two years ago that won a provincial triple-A title. But still, Graham – likely in his last year coaching after a decade at Elgin Park – is hoping a little of that old magic will rub off on this year’s team. “It’s been five, six years now – we’ve had a pretty great run,” said Graham. “There’s an upper echelon group that we’ve typically been a part of, and this year we’re not, but there’s a second (tier), and that’s where we are. “But the name Elgin Park is still very much in the minds of many people, and in our minds, too. We know we’ve had success – you put on that purple uniform and you say, ‘OK, we’re Elgin Park.’”

Though this year’s Orcas do boast a solid core of Grade 12 players, offence may be hard to come by, at times. Seniors Stacey Graham – Stu’s youngest daughter – and Sandy Hsu will be the focal points of Elgin’s offensive game, with other players, such as Madeline Spangehl, contributing in other ways. “Stacey and Sandy will handle the bulk of the scoring,” Graham said. “But if other teams decide to focus defensively on just those two, we might have trouble scoring a lot of points. We might have to win some low-scoring games.” The season, however, is just two weeks old, and Graham expects his other players – especially seniors who’ve never got as much playing time in previous years – to improve as the season progresses. If all goes well, the Orcas could potentially be a much more balanced team by the playoffs – which will be important if they want to make it out of the always-tough Fraser Valley. “It’ll be a challenging year, but we’ll just have to keep working hard and keep getting better as the season goes on,” said Graham, whose oldest daughter, Carly, is a fourth-year player at the University of Regina, and a former Orca captain.

“We just have to get out of the Valley, and we’ll need a few breaks to get to the provincials. But if we can get there, in my eyes, it will be a successful year.” The Brookswood Bobcats, the W.J Mouat Hawks and the Orcas’ archrivals, the Riverside Rapids, are the top-ranked teams in the province, and all three play in the Fraser Valley league. Considering all three “are definite locks” for provincial berths, according to Graham, that leaves just few spots for the remaining teams. “Maple Ridge, ourselves, Yale, Heritage Park… it’s a real dogfight after those top three. It’ll be a battle,” the veteran coach said. And though Graham likely won’t return to the bench next season once Stacey has graduated – “Right now, I’d say probably yes, it’s my last year,” he said – he insists, like any veteran coach, that he feels no extra pressure to win in his final season. “Not really, no. I’ve coached since 1976 when I stopped playing myself, at SFU, so I know how it goes,” he said. “You have some rides – sometimes you win when you shouldn’t, and other times you don’t win when maybe you should.”

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Storm excite on home court The Southridge Storm may not tum shifts, as both teams traded have won their own Winter Storm baskets in the second half, but it basketball tournament last week- was Burnaby that ended up on top, end, but the junior boys squad cer- edging the host team by a single tainly took home the title for most point. Southridge had the last shot exciting team, after playof the game, which ing a pair of games that would have given them ❝It was great went right down to the victory, but it failed to see the team the to fall. wire. bounce back.❞ While all the preThe Storm – who won three of four games tournament favourites – Steve Lee McMath, New Westminoverall in the event – Storm coach ster, Lord Tweedsmuir again thrilled crowds and Fraser Heights – won their on Saturday, with a 34-33 win over opening games Thursday in rela- St. John’s. Again, the Storm trailed tively easy fashion, the Storm lost in the dying seconds – this time, by an intense, back-and-forth game two points – but made the last shot, with Burnaby Mountain. a buzzer-beating, bank shot from The game was full of momen- beyond the three-point line, to win

the game. “After dropping the first game by one point, it was great to see the team bounce back and walk away from the tournament with a 3-1 record,” said Southridge coach Steve Lee. “And if losing that first game will teach us anything down the road, then maybe it was worth it.” Saturday’s championship tilt saw McMath face off against the Fraser Heights Firehawks, with McMath cruising to a 73-45 victory. McMath’s Andrew McCaskill was named tournament MVP, and Elgin Park Secondary’s Brett Walker was named to the all-star team. - Nick Greenizan

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Thinking of Buying or Selling?

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OPEN HOUSES 15357 ROPER AVE. • REGENCY COURT Brand new. Fully loaded one and two bdrm. apartments. This European builder has outdone himself on this project. Handpainted mural at the entry to this building OPEN begins the experience of living here. The EVERY hallways with crown mouldings, wall DAY paneling and recessed lights make you feel 1:00-5:00 you are living the life of luxury. At your private door you will find a camera for additional safety. Additional P.M. touches and workmanship are evident throughout. Exterior is hardy plank and brick for a long-lasting exterior. The Regency Court is the only new apartments available in White Rock for 2010. Stewart Peddemors 604-541-4888 or 604-329-6759 RE/MAX Colonial Pacific Realty Ltd.

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Billie Joyce Wills Fitzsimmons March 14, 1936 – November 28, 2010

Billie Fitzsimmons, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed peacefully from this life, on Sunday, November 28, 2010. A memorial service to celebrate her life was held on Saturday, December 4th, 2010 at the First United Church in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada. The burial service was held at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Center 14831 28th Avenue, Surrey, B.C. Canada. V4P1P3. She is survived by her loving husband of more than 52 years, Robert C. Fitzsimmons. Those immediate members of the family that survive her include her three children and their families. They are Jillayne Gardner and husband, Mark; Brent Fitzsimmons and wife, Jeannine; and Joeleff Fitzsimmons and wife, Chantal and a total of eight grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Norm Wills and wife, Ramona. She was pre-deceased by her parents, Norma and Walter Wills and a sister, Betty Coulston. During her lifetime, Billie was raised on a cattle and fruit ranch along the Snake River in eastern Washington. She crossed the Snake River, daily, in a rowboat to attend school in Colton, Washington. She was an accomplished horse rider and was part of the royalty for the Lewiston Roundup in 1954. She was an officer at the state level for the Future Homemakers of America. Billie received her Bachelors of Science Degree from Washington State University and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Minnesota in 1959. She was able to balance the responsibilities of working as a clinical dietitian and the time given to raising a family of three children. She later retired in 1991 to the family farm in Surrey, B.C. with 500 laying hens. In her later years she loved gardening and enjoyed time spent with her family and friends. She will be missed greatly by all who have known her. We give many thanks to the staff at the assisted living and full care homes who have provided compassionate cared for her during the last two years. We also thank the many friends and extended family that have supported us during this time of great need. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s society of British Columbia/ research.

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ASHLEY Aileen

Hugh, Berta Berta was born in Wilcox, Sask, May 26, 1919. She passed away peacefully on December 3rd, 2010 at Weatherby Pavilion, White Rock. She will be remembered by her children Mary Ann (Ron) Shillaker, Rosemary (Paul) Olenyk and Rod (Fern) Hugh. She was predeceased by her grandson Charles Shillaker. Survived by her siblings Cynthia Duce, Ed Blue, Joe Blue and Mae Gendron. Nana to Michele (Tim), Kathryn (Kirk), Veronica, (Geoff) Denise, Ben (Jaime Lyn), Joel, Nick and Carleigh. Great grandmother to Nick, Jessica, Jayden, Logan, Hilary and Jamin. Berta will be missed by good friend Hazel Hume. Berta moved to White Rock in 1958 where she took up teaching at White Rock Elementary later to Cloverdale Jr Secondary & Earl Marriott Secondary. Special thanks to the staff at Weatherby Pavilion floor 2. Berta has requested her ashes be taken home to Wilcox, Sask. Donation can be made in Berta’s name to Peace Arch Hospital Foundation.

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There will be a memorial service to celebrate the life of Aileen Ashley on December 27, 2010 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, White Rock, at 2:00 pm.

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Call Bev 604-777-2195 FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944 HEAVY DUTY Mechanics required for busy Coastal logging company on Northern Vancouver Island. Must have extensive mechanical experience, certification an asset. Above industry average (wages), plus excellent benefit program. Fax or email resume to: 250-956-4888 or lemare@office.ca.

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LOGGING CO. looking for owner/operator logging trucks and experienced logging equipment operators for McKenzie area and the Kootenay area. Forward contact info & qualifications to Ben, email: ben@bcland.com or fax 250714-0525

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Mr. Grinch Fresh Cut Christmas Trees. All types, All Sizes. 216th St. & 40th Ave. (604)644-8026 Open until Christmas Eve! ** SNOW ANGELS ** ~ Custom Xmas light displays ~ Snow Shovelling. Seniors discount Call James (604)719-5239

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SUSAN’S NANNY AGENCY accepting resumes for Childcare, Housekeeping, Elderly care 5 F/T nannies w/cars looking for work, avail now. F/T L/O. Special needs: F/T L/O, 3 children; P/T 3 days/wk. Avail 3 L/I Filipino & 2 L/I European. Male care aide looking for live-in position. Fax 604-538-2636/Ph 538-2624

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We are looking for an Energetic and Self-Motivated individual to join our team. This is a Hands-On leadership position. Successful candidate will possess a natural creative and innovative talent as duties will include merchandising from a planned module and by free-hand. Most importantly individual will have a sense of urgency and the skill-set to positively lead the team. Individuals will be responsible for: * Planning & Execution of day-to-day merchandising *Direction & Development of the team *Display and Promote Team Spirit Successful Candidate will possess the following: *Excellent People & Leadership Skills *Great Communication Skills We offer a great work place with above average wages and beneÀts that are commensurate with experience. “Ideal” candidate shall have the potential for advancement into a more senior role. Please submit resume/application 6312 200 Street Langley, BC, V2Y 1A1 Attention: Human Resources or Fax to (604) 532-4405 E-mail: admin@ct426.com

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International valve and fitting company headquartered in Surrey, is looking for a qualified Inside Sales professional to join our growing team full - time and start as soon as possible. Key tasks for inside sales include: receiving orders, requests for price quotes and lead times from customers via telephone, fax and e-mail, generating new and repeat sales by providing product and technical information in a timely manner, receiving and allotting products to other branches and balancing stock between branches from various suppliers, entering sales and purchase orders into our internal computer system. The successful applicant will need excellent command of English (both written and spoken), completion of high school (postsecondary education is an asset), solid computer skills, including the Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word), an ability to determine customer requirements and expectations in order to recommend specific products and solutions, or recommending alternate products based on cost, availability, and customer specifications, as well as monitoring internal stock of items to provide accurate information to customers. Experience with valves and fittings are major assets. • Competitive Salary based on your experience, • Internal bonus system • Complete benefits package medical and dental coverage If your abilities are a good fit, send your resume and cover letter: kdwjobapps@gmail.com While we appreciate all applications, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Licensed Heavy Equipment Mechanical Supervisor

Medium sized contracting Co. located in the Vancouver BC region is searching for a mechanical supervisor to manage its field and shop repairs. We require a licensed heavy equip. mechanic with a proven ability to lead a mechanical department in a multiple site operation. The ability to diagnosis, troubleshoot and repair integrated hydraulic systems and diesel equipment is a must. Specialized training and certification in hydraulics and familiarity with mining and exploration drilling equipment is considered an asset. Also, some overnight travel to field projects. Please forward your resume in confidence to: explore.mining@gmail.com

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CARPET INSTALLATION

FLOOR LAYER: 30 YEARS EXP. Carpet, Lino & repairs. Work Guar’d! Gary 604-585-2044.

QUALIFIED INSIDE SALES PROFESSIONAL

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COMPUTER SERVICES

Call Dan at: 778-231-6654 or email:

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CONCRETE & PLACING

ALL Concrete Brick, Block & Stonework. Good job - Good price. Call Enzio (604)594-1960

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EUROPEAN

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Efficient, Reliable, Exc. References. 18 yrs exp. Ivet: 778-235-4070.

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Eric 604-541-1743 FOR EFFICIENT & THOROUGH Housecleaning. Reasonable Rates. Call Leanne (604)535-5642 GREEN TEAM- Environmentally friendly home-made cleaning products. $18/hr. Ellen 604-753-3493

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GUTTER CLEANING SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

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HANDYPERSONS

HANDYMAN. Very reliable. 20 yrs exp. Senior’s discount. Make a list. CAN DO IT ALL! 604-866-4977

PROFESSIONAL HANDYMAN

CARPENTER + PAINTING 20 Years Exp. - Strata’s, Kitchen + bath, reno’s, decks & flooring. No Job too small-Rates $25-35/hr

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ELECTRICAL

#1167 LIC’D, BONDED. BBB Lge & small jobs. Expert trouble shooter, WCB. Low rates 24/7 604-617-1774 #1 QUALITY WORK, Big or sm. Exp. Electrician avail. Reas.rates.604-773-0341. Lic#9902 ALL JOBS Big or Small. Panels, lighting, plugs, fans, hot tubs etc. Guaranteed work. 604-539-0708 Cell 604-537-1773 Lic. 26110 ALL JOBS welcome. Your trouble shooting expert. Tel/Cable incl. *Seniors Discount* Work guaranteed. Insured & Bonded. GWN Electric. 604-862-9650 Lic#99986 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

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WEED FREE MUSHROOM Manure 15 yds - $110 or Well Rotted 10yds - $125 Free delivery in Surrey. (604)856-8877

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BRIAN’S HANDYMAN SERVICE Repairs, Remodeling

Bath, Kitchen, bsmt reno’’s Windows & Decks Electrical & Plumbing Baseboards & Moulding’s & Ceramics Free Est. Work guaranteed!

Call Brian 604-787-2946

FENCING

6 FT FENCING, Retaining Walls, Blacktop/Concrete driveway’s, Reno’s, Roofing, Bobcat Service. Snow Removal. Gaary Landscaping (604)889-8957, 778-861-0220

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VOLUNTEERS

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD’S LIFE: Become a Literacy Tutor to work one to one with a child aged 7-13 in an after school program offered by the Learning Disabilities Association. Applicants must have excellent English skills. Extensive training is provided. Attend an information session on either Tuesday, January 11th or Wednesday, January 12th, 2011, at 7:00pm at our office: #201 - 13766 - 72 Ave. (above Coast Capital Savings)

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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

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FAST TAX

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COMPUTER SERVICES

TAX RETURNS

BLOOMING GARDEN SERVICES

* 48 Hour Service * $35/flat fee, no hidden charges. Multiple Years - Neg. Rate. Can come to your location.

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APPLIANCE REPAIRS

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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Service to fridges, stoves, washers, dryers & dishwashers. Reasonable.

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CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPIST Depression, trauma, weight loss, stress, etc. Reasonable Rates. 604-763-8443 or 604-542-4313

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MOVING & STORAGE

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Newfoundland 25 yrs exp. Reno’s, repairs on decks, fences, windows, doors, laminate flrs , ceramic tiles, shower, bath tub, sinks, taps, counter tops, caulking, drywall & painting, pressure washing & more. Honest, Fast, Rel. Hard Worker. Fully Ins. Call Robert 778-227-7779 WALL MOUNT TV installed, professional service. Reasonable rates. 604-306-5389.

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1 CALL ABOVE all Handyman Serv Elect,. Plumb, Appls, Gen Repairs, No job too small. Sell repair & install major appls. Also do kitchen, baths, bsmt, renos. 604-588-2828.

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

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PRIMO PAINTING

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Danger Trees, Hedges Shaping, pruning, chipping. Fully insured.

A-1 Ceramics, Marble, Glass blocks etc. Install/Repair. Res./Comm. Free Est. 20 years exp. Peter’s Tile (604)209-0173 TILE/LAMINATE SPECIALIST With Design Expertise. Grout color adjustment & restoration.16 yrs on the Peninsula. No Job Too Small. Free Est. Perry 604-538-6976

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BERNESE Mountain Dog Pups. Incredible blood line. Show/pet. 99% house trained. Call 604-7400832 or 604-740-2986.

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CANARIES. Young Red Factor canaries. Males $50. Females, $40. Call 604-931-6546 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 856-4866 CHIHUAHUA CROSS PUPPIES, 8 weeks, ready to go. $350 each. Call 604-596-7642. Surrey Chihuahua x’s MinPin or Jack Russell x’s. 8 wks, dewormed, $300 (604)793-1922 suejam99@yahoo.com DOBERMAN PUPS CKC reg. heavy boned, solid beauties. Euro breeding. $1200. 604-589-7477. FOX Terrier X orphan puppies, born Sept. 17, black/white spots. $200. No Sunday calls. 604-796-9995. GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS Ho Ho Ho, only 2 boys left! working line $650 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602 GERMAN SHEPHERD Reg’d pups, quality German & Czech bloodlines. Guaranteed. Call 604-856-8161. GOLDEN LAB, 7/mo male, very loving & beautiful family dog, all shots microchipped. $550. (604)272-1516 JACK RUSSELL PUP. male, tri colored, Vet ✔ , view parents. $500. 604-820-4236 JACK RUSSELL(smaller type) fem, 4/mo, 1st shots, dewormed. Ready for Christmas, $350. 604-854-9711. MALTESE PUPPIES. 1st shots, vet ✔, health guarnt’d, all white. Can view mother. $600 (604)820-8513 MINI SCHNAUZER pups, 1st shots, dewormed, tails docked vet ✓ $750/ea. Call 604-657-2915. NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! www.856-dogs.com or call: 604856-3647. POM PUPPIES 2 females, 1 male, white & gold. 7 wks old. $600.obo (604)462-8027 or 604-506-6413 PRESA CANARIO P/B. All black. Ready to go. Dad 150lbs, Mom 120lbs. $550 obo. 778-552-1525 PRESA PUPPIES, family farm raised. Great temperment. Great guard dog. $600. 604-855-6929. PUGS, P/B, BLACK. Ready to go. Female $800. Male $700. 604-5956713 or 604-725-2192. (Surrey) PUREBRED Doberman puppies, ready for Christmas. 6 girls, 3 boys $900 obo. 604-807-9095. SHIH TZU puppies born 03/31/10 part trained, $250 1M, 1F, view parents (604)826-6634 / 604-615-5320

ADVERTISING FEATURE

All-new Explorer raises the bar on safety, fuel economy and connectivity By Neil Moore Metroland Newspapers Carguide Magazine. LA JOLLA, Ca.: When Ford labelled the 2011 Ford Explorer “all-new,” they weren’t kidding. In short, the company has changed nearly everything about this vehicle. The look is now somewhere between SUV and crossover – and far more handsome than before. Architecture has evolved from a traditional, truck-based platform to unibody design. Driving dynamics have become less truck-like, yet the Explorer still has good off road ability. Fuel economy has improved with a new, standard-equipped V6 that is also more powerful than the engine it replaces. And a turbo four is on the way. And on the safety front, Ford has introduced some clever new features, such as Curve Control (which automatically slows you down on entering a curve too quickly) and the world’s first inflatable rear seatbelts. Although Ford’s second-generation SYNC connectivity system allows handsfree operation of phone, music and other functions, generates vehicle health reports, delivers turn-by-turn navigation, not to mention connecting you with emergency services, traffic alerts and more, the company felt this was still not enough. Now they’ve overlaid the MyFord Touch system that does everything but make toast. All this in a mid-size sport utility that looks pretty darn big, begging the question – is this the right vehicle for our time? Fuel prices may be out of control in this country, but in the U.S., a market ten times our size and where marketing decisions are made, gas is relatively cheap and the SUV shows no signs of going away. South of the border, the utility segment accounts for 32 per cent of the industry. So it makes sense for the company to maintain a strong presence, and the Explorer, which according to Ford still enjoys 96 per cent name recognition, provided both an opportunity and a challenge. This vehicle may have defined the look of the traditional, pickup-styled SUV since its debut in 1991, but with sales going the way of the portable CD player, it was time for an extreme makeover. “Let’s create the SUV for the 21st century,” said Frank Davis, Executive Director, North America Product Development. “Not just a refresh of the old Explorer. He was speaking at the North American press launch where Canadian and American journalists were on hand to actually drive the vehicle that was revealed in July of this year. “SUV buyers of the 21st century are more demanding,” he continued. “They want better fuel economy – it’s the number one reason people say ‘no’ to SUVs. They want better vehicle dynamics, superior ride, handling and steering. They want it all.” And to accomplish that, Ford seems to have left nothing untouched. The 2011 Explorer appears far less trucky than its predecessor, but it still resembles an SUV. Its exterior is cleaner and more sophisticated than the previous generation, looking more premium that you’d expect in this segment. Up front is the signature Ford grille, with bold, wide bars that are perforated top and bottom. This is flanked by wraparound projector-style headlamps that follow the contours over the bulging wheel arches. With optional wheels up to 20-inches, the Explorer looks firmly planted. The new model is also longer and wider than before, and despite having more content is 45 kg lighter. It is also able to seat seven – and I don’t just mean kids in back.

Adjusting the front and second-row seats to suit a couple of larger journalists, I had ample head and kneeroom for my five-foot-nine frame. And getting back there is easy. A simple push of a button both tumbles and slides forward the second-row seat on the passenger side. Also convenient is the optional power folding feature for the third row. You can drop either one or both seats for a flat cargo floor and 1,240 litres of cargo space. Drop both rows and you get 2,285 litres. Getting your stuff in back is made easier with the available power liftgate with programmable height adjust. It can be opened with the key fob or buttons on the instrument panel and cargo area. With a 5,000-lb capacity, the V6-powered model is also fairly adept at towing. Even though, according to company officials, 85 per cent of buyers don’t tow and 12 per cent pull less than 5,000 lbs. I’m not much into towing myself and appreciated the available driver aids such as Trailer Sway Control (automatically cuts engine speed and applies braking to counter sway), Tow/Haul mode (increases engine braking on steep grades) and Hill Start Assist to help keep you from creeping backward when lifting off the brake. And to make hooking up easier, there’s even an available rear view camera with zoom-in feature. It’s the new standard powertrain, a 3.5 litre V6 that delivers 290 hp and 255 lb/ft. of torque, that allows for this capability. Mated to a six-speed automatic (versus last year’s five-speed), this engine delivers 80 more hp than the outgoing 4.0-litre V6 while offering 20 per cent better fuel economy at 11.9/8.0L/100 km (city/hwy - FWD). And it’s just two horses shy of the outgoing 4.6-litre V8. There’s also a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder EcoBoost engine on the way. It’s rated at 237 hp and 255 lb/ft of torque, with peak torque available from a low 1,700 rpm. This engine is expected to deliver a 30 per cent improvement in fuel economy and should be available later in 2011. Ride and handling are as good as many premium SUV and crossovers I’ve driven, with a smooth, stable ride and minimal lean in the corners. Available in both FWD and 4WD, the Explorer was benchmarked against luxury SUVs like BMW X5 and Audi Q7, and it shows in the driving dynamics. Also along the way, Ford discovered that only 17 per cent of their customers go off the grid. Hence the new model is no rock crawler. Still, it’s no wimp off road either. The 2011 Explorer may look like plush softroader, but as I discovered during an afternoon of plying deeply rutted trails up and over steep hills, through muddy water and even a sand pit, this SUV can handle more than I’d attempt in any vehicle I respected. At the heart of this ability is Ford’s Terrain Management System. Rather using a typical “4WD-low” setting, which according to company officials confuses or intimidates many drivers, this system offers four intuitive settings that eliminate any guesswork: Normal, Mud/Ruts, Sand and Snow. Since there was no snow in southern California, event organizers had set up a large sand pit for journalists to test both extremes on the dial – Snow and Sand. The Snow setting aggressively limits wheel spin and provides a gentle throttle response along with earlier upshifts (at lower rpms). Trying to do “donuts” in the sand was difficult, as the system was constantly shutting down the wheels to straighten me out – and spoil the fun. Sand mode, on the other hand, allows more wheel spin and provides a quicker throttle response, along with holding each gear longer before upshifting. Traction control has been desensitized, although not entirely, which allowed me to send up clouds of sand, albeit with some measure of control. Hill Descent Control is another feature that makes offroading a little easier.

The reinvented Ford Explorer has an entirely new look for 2011, shedding its truck-based platform for a unibody design and adding loads of safety and infotainment technologies to help keep your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. Inside, the all-new 2011 Explorer is fitted out like a premium SUV. Available features include leather-trimmed power and heated front seats, adjustable pedals with memory, rearview camera, dual-panel moonroof, and a hands-free connectivity system to operate climate settings, navigation, phone and entertainment. Although it seems counterintuitive at first, lifting your foot off the brake and trusting this system to control vehicle speed works reassuringly well. Keeping you safe, whether on or off road, is a bevy of safety and handling technologies that in the interest of space, I’ll limit to just a few. One of these, as mentioned earlier, is the optional inflatable second-row seatbelts. These spread the impact over five times more area than conventional seatbelts and are ideal for vulnerable passengers like children and the elderly. Another is Curve Control, which debuts on the Explorer. It can sense when the vehicle is entering a curve too quickly and with smart braking, can cut speed by up to 16 km/h in about one second. Other available features include a blind spot information system with cross traffic-alert, adaptive cruise control, collision warning with brake support and more. The 2011 Explorer is available in three trim levels: base, XLT and Limited, FWD or 4WD and with both V6 and Ecoboost engines depending on trim. Pricing starts at $29,999 for the base front driver and tops out at $44,199 for the Limited V6 4WD (not including additional packages). There’s much more to be said regarding Explorer’s many standard and available features. Check out Ford.ca for more information, or visit your local dealership where the V6-powered Explorer will be arriving this month.

2011 FORD EXPLORER SUV AT A GLANCE: BODY STYLE: mid-size SUV DRIVE METHOD: front-engine, intelligent fourwheel-drive or front wheel drive ENGINES: 3.5-litre Ti-VCT V6 (290 hp and 255 lb/ ft of torque); turbocharged 2.0-litre EcoBoost four cylinder (237 hp and 255 lb/ft of torque) TOWING CAPACITY: 5,000 lbs when equipped with 3.5-litre V6 FUEL ECONOMY: (FWD V6) 11.9/8.0L/100 km PRICE: base V6 FWD $29,999; base V6 4WD $32,999; XLT V6 4WD $38,899; Limited V6 4WD $44,199 WEBSITE: www.ford.ca


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YORKIE PUPS. P/B no papers. Shots, vet checked, females, $650. Call 604-858-5826 Chwk

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506

APPLIANCES RANGERS OCEAN PARK APPLIANCE Appliances Wanted Cash for Some. Call (604)538-9600

WANTED GOOD USED newer fridges, stoves, washers & dryers. $ for some. Call (604)536-9092

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IKEA DAY BED + Sealy mattresslike new. $175 Firm. (604)535-2756

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1YR Seasoned Alder Birch Maple Clean, Split, DRY & Delivered. Family Operated for 20 yrs. (604)825-9264 ALDER, BIRCH, MAPLE MIX. Cut up to 16’’ lengths, split, seasoned, ready to burn. $240 a 4 x 4 x 8 cord delivered. Call 604-534-1970 BEST FIREWOOD 32nd Season & 37,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095 BEST FIREWOOD 32nd Season & 37,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095

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AUTO GO LITE Scooter 550, never used. $2200. Call (604)850-3207.

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SPORTING GOODS

SKIIS & BINDINGS FOR SALE Rossignol Bandit, 177 cm. Kneissl White Star GS (SOLD) Boots Nordica size 8.5 (woman’s) Salomon Boots size 7 (woman’s). 604-591-9740 N DELTA X COUNTRY SKIIS & BINDINGS FOR SALE. Kneissl & Rossignal Men’s & Woman’s Boots and Poles as well. North Delta. 604-591-9740

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WHITE ROCK - 2 Bdrm apt. 2 bathroom $1275/mo. Behind the library. Heat, hot water & u/g parking incl. H/w flrs, Laundry. Avail. now. (604)721-4713

SOUTH SURREY/WHITE ROCK. Crescent Gardens retirement living. Top flr, 1 BR in 55+. W/D in suite. On-site concierge, workshop, entertainers, shuttle bus, full service dining room, recreation programs). $1800. Meal plan and HK avail as options. 604-532-4103

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WHITE ROCK by Semiahmoo Mall. Bright 2 bdrm. Heat & hw incl. Private patio. Secure parking. Pool $1150 Jan 1st. 604-596-5108 WHITE ROCK - Central Location Spacious 1 bdrm. Heat, hot water & u/g prkg inc. Adult oriented. N/P. N/S. Refs. $775/mo. 604-808-6601 WHITE ROCK - ground level 2 bdrm. New flr, bath, kitchen, paint & window coverings. Senior oriented. Hot water, heat & parking inc. $975/mo. n/s, n/p. Avail. now. Refs. (604)808-6601

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633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS NEW DELUXE modular home $169,900. Rent or buy strata pad. Glenbrook. Chuck 604-830-1960

WHITE ROCK 1340 Fir St. 1 Bdrm $825/mo incl hw & heat. Avail now. N/P. (604) 536-0196 or 842-9581

WHITE ROCK 1 Bdr 3rd flr condo. Enjoy your ocean view, F/P lndry, secure prk, $1150 incl water & heat NS, sm pet OK. 604-460-1945

WHITE ROCK. Lrg 1 bdrm, partial ocean view. Nr beach & shops. $780. Avl now. N/S 604-951-8632

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Deluxe 1 bdrm condo 3 yrs. old. Deluxe appliances, insuite laundry. Quiet building on East beach. $1200/mo. + utils. Ref’s required. For viewing call 604-535-2309.

WHITE ROCK NEWTON 14137 75 Ave upstairs 3 bdrm 2F/bath sep laundry no utilties incl. $1300 For more info call:604-591-2850 OCEAN PARK 12774-14B Ave. 3 bd, 1.5 bth, 5 appls, NP/NS. Feb. 1. Min 1 yr. $1700. 604-535-3412

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WHITE ROCK area: Spac 1 bdrm & den suite. Walk to malls, bus, rest; large deck. In-ste lndry. $1175/mo incl gas. N/P, N/S. 604-531-9457.

Large bright Bachelor Penthouse with view $995/mo. 1 Bdrm $875. Avail now. Incl Heat, H/Water, Prkg & Cable. 604-209-2004 or 604-842-2916

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Quiet, well kept building. Hot water included. Close to shops, bus, hospital. N/P.

WHITE ROCK. Also 3rd flr ocean view 1 bdrm $850. Avail immed. Clean quiet, adult oriented bldg. 1 yr lease. $100 move-in bonus. NS/NP Incl. h/w. 604-560-9841.

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White Rock - 1 block off beach. Pacific Point deluxe 1 bdrm suite + den. U/G parking. F/P. In-ste laundry. N/P, N/S. Refs. Avail. now. $1095/mo. (604)541-1313

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WHITE ROCK. 1 bdrm grd flr corner ste. $745 & 1 bdrm 2nd flr ste. $785. Quiet bldg. nr all amenits. Incl heat, H/W & hardwood flrs. N/P. 604-916-5507 or 604-218-1535.

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WANTED: successful business with mentor/management contract. I am seeking to purchase a small business in the Lower Mainland with an existing customer base with arrangements to learn your business prior to buying. I prefer something in Agriculture or Construction but am willing to consider other options as well. This may be your opportunity to retire slowly while taking some of your well earned capital out of your business. Please contact me in confidence at: wantad1971@hotmail.ca

WATERFRONT MARINE Drive building lot on the bluff with a Southern exposed yard and panoramic views of Semiahmoo Bay. Why not wake up in the morning to the sound of waves crashing onto the beach below you. Your new home backs onto the greenbelt with beach access from the back yard. Currently there is an old timer rented house situated on the property bringing in cash flow, but the lot is ideally suited to build your 5,000 Sq ft dream house. Rarely does a large building lot come available on this Prestigious Street just steps from the ocean. Offered at $1,750,000. Call Shawn 604-626-9103

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S. Sry: 4 Bdrm incl. suite, Lrg yard. Cl to beach, shops & bus. n/s, n/p. $2000/mo avail. now. 604-535-2081 S SURREY, 126/25 Ave. 3/bdrm Rancher + studio. 2 kitchens. Laundry. TJ @ Sutton Proact (604)728-5460 WHITE ROCK 15592 Columbia Ave. Up & down duplex. Up - 3 bdrms, 1300sf, & downstairs - 1100 sf, 2bdrms. n/p. n/s. $2200 for bth or can be rented sep. 604-779-8579 WHITE ROCK 1st week Free! 2000 s/f totally reno’d 4Bd 3Ba 2 carports 2decks, nr beach. Lots of prkg! N/S. Av.now $2000+utils. 604-541-1173 WHITE ROCK. 4 bdrm., 1.5 baths, 2 storey 2100 sq/ft family home. Hdwd. N/P, N/S. Lease req’d. Avail. Immed. $2000/mo. 604-531-7530

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2010 HONDA CIVIC, 4 dr auto, loaded, factory warranty, 13,000 Km, $17,300. Call 604-836-5931.

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S. SURREY luxurious, lrg upper ste 3 bdrms & den, 2 baths, 2 decks, h/w heat, gas f/p, new hrdwd flrs, lrg yard & garage. $1800 utils incl Avail immed. N/S. 604-536-8164. WHITE ROCK, near beach, view, cozy 3 bdrm., main flr with deck, F/P, W/D, D/W, NS/NP, $1400 + 1/2 utils. Jan. 1. 604-469-9449 WHITE ROCK - Ocean View, lux. exec. 2 bdrm + den, Lrg deck, garage prkg. 2 blocks to beach. W/D. n/s, n/p. $1700/mo. (604)538-7651 WHITE ROCK WATERFRONT guest ste’s. 1 or 2 Bdrm. Furn & equipped for tourists/visitors. Utils, cble,net incl. Short Term. N/S. Ref’s $900/mo & up. 604-538-1350.

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CREDITORS AND OTHERS having claims against the Estate of Robert Lloyd Shannon, formerly of #205 - 1550 Blackwood Street, White Rock, B.C., Deceased, who died on August 31, 2010, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Administratrix, Eleanor M. North, 936 - 161B Street, Surrey, B.C., V4A 9M8, on or before December 31, 2010 after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received.

1991 MERCEDES SL convertible new trans. last yr, new tires last month, new roof last week. $14,000 firm. Great dependable transportation. Call (604)619-7402 2002 NISSAN SENTRA GXE-4 dr. auto, 4 cyl. Air, Tilt, Cruise, pw, pdl, c/d, mint. $3950 (604)514-4849

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1966 CHEV DELUXE p/u, V8, 4 sp, blue/wht, all stock, collectors plates, $7,800. 604-796-2866 (Agassiz)

2003 TOYOTA COROLLA CE, 4 dr auto, a/c, keyless ent. Sage Green. No acc. 172K, all receipts. Snow tires. $5500 firm. 604-536-2402.

1995 FORD AEROSTAR XLT, Great condition. auto, AirCared. $1500. 604-889-0593

2010 HONDA ACCORD, 4 dr, auto, 10 km, fac. warr, no accid, 1 owner, $22,600 obo. Call 604-836-5931.

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CENTRAL White Rock. 2 Ground Floor Offices in newly renovated building, 1425 sqft bright new office, 747 sq ft office with outside entry. Both incl washroom and u/g pkg, gross rents. 604-536-5639.

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1995 VOLVO 960. Great condition, 136,000 kms, fully powered, auto, 4 door. $4,955. Call 604-533-3351 2000 BUICK REGAL GS, sunroof, leather, chrome rims,Supercharged, 114K, $4900. Call 778-565-1097. 2000 GRAND PRIX GTP, 89,700 kms. Exc. cond. Fully serviced. $5000: (604)535-2548 2005 FORD FOCUS station wagon auto, 70,000k’s blue, options, clean car $5000 firm. 604-538-4883

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2010 Kia Soul 4U

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