December 31, 2010 (Vol. 35 No. 105)
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he provincial government people involved with a weaponschallenges in working with the and RCMP are in the training business in Delta. Vancouver Police, as was shown midst of negotiating A significant number of people in the VPD report on Robert a contract that would renew question whether the RCMP Pickton. It is also notable that the national police force’s should even be considered again VPD is not part of IHIT, despite commitment to police B.C., as the provincial police force its push for regional policing including Surrey. in B.C. They say the in the Lower Mainland. In my The contract renewal RCMP is slow to deal opinion, the most serious Frank Bucholtz is very significant for with “rogue” officers, charge against the RCMP, Surrey. The RCMP is even after they have which remains unaddressed, is currently planning to been found guilty of its glacial approach to dealing build its E Division criminal offences. They with bad officers. The RCMP headquarters in Surrey. also say that it is overly Act needs to be changed by the E Division is the bureaucratic, that local federal government to ensure administrative unit detachments take far too that internal justice comes more for all B.C. Mounties, much direction from swiftly. At present, it gives too and the headquarters Ottawa and that the many breaks to RCMP members will bring thousands of RCMP does not work who have been convicted of well-paying jobs here. well with municipal crimes or otherwise disqualified Surrey is also the largest police departments, for duty. RCMP detachment of which there are at I don’t believe a police officer in the country, and as least half a dozen in the should be able to keep his or her such is an extremely important Lower Mainland. job if convicted of a crime. There component of the force. It is a All these points have some should be no second chances. major training ground, and its validity. However, the RCMP is Police are given powers over the innovative precinct system has working on resolving many of rest of us as part of their jobs – been an important innovation. them. People like Fraser McRae, powers to arrest and arbitrary If these negotiations had taken the officer in charge of the Surrey powers to judge others. place a decade ago, there would detachment, are aware of the If we as a society agree to give be little public interest. The criticism and are doing all they some people such powers, we RCMP have policed B.C. since can to make changes from within. must be assured there are no 1950, when the B.C. Provincial The many integrated units, such lawbreakers among them. Any Police was disbanded, and have as the well-known Integrated who are charged and convicted of done so with overall efficiency. Homicide Investigation Team, Criminal Code offences must be The RCMP are a recognized are a key development. IHIT summarily dismissed. That is a symbol of Canada worldwide, has been quite successful in basic matter of trust. and the force has a proud history my opinion. Would there be Most Canadians trust the and well-deserved reputation. any charges in the notorious police, but in B.C. that trust has However, the last few years Surrey Six slayings without it? been abused by a few people. have not been good ones for While no one can answer that If B.C. is to renew the policing the RCMP, particularly in B.C. question, I think it’s safe to say it contract, it should only do so By far its worst public relations makes sense to investigate such with a signed commitment from disaster, perhaps in its entire crimes with larger and morethe federal government that the history, was the Taser-related experienced teams, and without RCMP Act be updated, so that death of Robert Dziekanski at regard to municipal boundaries. internal discipline can be swift the Vancouver Airport, followed The co-operation between and meaningful. by a subsequent attempt to shift the RCMP and most municipal Frank Bucholtz writes Fridays the blame to the innocent and forces seems to be improving, for the Peace Arch News. He is the confused Polish immigrant. although there is still some editor of the Langley Times. This death was the eventual subject of a public inquiry headed at White Rock Beach by retired judge Thomas Braidwood, and its • Sat., Jan. 1 • Sun., Jan. 2 • Tues., Jan. 4 • Mon., Jan. 3 findings do not cover TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. the RCMP in glory. 04:42 4.0 13.1 05:35 4.2 13.8 06:19 4.3 14.1 06:55 4.3 14.1 There have been other 08:44 3.6 11.8 09:52 3.6 11.8 10:50 3.6 11.8 11:41 3.5 11.5 controversies involving 13:20 4.1 13.5 14:06 4.0 13.1 14:56 3.9 12.8 15:48 3.8 12.5 the RCMP. One was the death of Ian Bush in the 21:22 0.6 2.0 22:06 0.5 1.6 22:48 0.5 1.6 23:27 0.6 2.0 RCMP detachment in Houston. Another recent one involves Surrey Buy* • Michael's*• The Brick* • Buy Low Foods* • Future Shop* Friday •• Best RCMP Const. 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N OT I C E SURREY CLOSE AND REMOVE THE DEDICATION OF HIGHWAY OF A PORTION OF ROAD LOCATED AT THE NORTH END OF BEDFORD DRIVE BY-LAW, 2010, NO. 17298 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the intention of the City Council of the City of Surrey, pursuant to Section 40 and Section 94 of the Community Charter S.B.C. 2003, c.26, to adopt “Surrey Close and Remove the Dedication of Highway of a Portion of Road located at the North End of Bedford Drive By-law, 2010, No. 17298” at the Regular Council - Public Hearing meeting on the 10th day of January, 2011. The intent of the By-law is to close and remove the dedication of highway of 0.12 ha of road located at the north end of Bedford Drive. This closure is intended to facilitate the consolidation of the road with the adjacent City parkland at 14415 Wellington Drive. In accordance with the Community Charter, SBC 2003, c.26, as amended, approval of the disposition of the road will be considered by City Council at a later date.
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Severance pay, allowances an entitlement, departed associate superintendent says
Former district staffer defends payout “I think that people who look at that amount of money and don’t A former associate superintendent understand the circumstances with the Surrey School might be questioning it,” District was paid more the Coquitlam resident than $600,000 for the said in an interview. 2009-2010 school year. Surrey Teachers According to a report Association president provided to the Public Denise Moffatt said she Sector Employers’ Council was among those caught by the district, just over off-guard, and said that she one-fifth of the $614,382.37 will be asking the Board given Brian Bastien was of Education why the total salary, $117,095.13. was so high. Brian Bastien And while shock at the “Certainly, we accept that amount was quick to in a situation like that there follow release of the information would be a severance package,” this week, Bastien Tuesday Moffatt said Wednesday. “To see defended the total. the amount be so high is certainly Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter
concerning and we’ll want more information.” Bastien said the sum includes three days’ service pay for each of the 18 years he was employed, cashed-out sick leave, unused vacation days, nearly a year’s salary and severance pay equivalent to 18 months’ pay. It also included retirement and vehicle allowances. Bastien left the district March 31. Asked if he was fired, Bastien said he and superintendent Mike McKay “had differing views on operational matters.” And while the district could have demanded he honour the balance of his contract, the school board believed a “separation/severance
option” was best, Bastien said. And he agreed. “It was a tremendous place to work for many, many years. But I was not unhappy to leave,” he said. “Given the circumstances, I didn’t want to remain. And because the separation was, without any question, without cause, then severance was paid to me, along with other entitlements that was owing. Unused vacation was definitely a factor.” According to the report filed to PSEC by Board of Education chair Laurae McNally, senior managers such as Bastien are entitled to 35 paid vacation days per year; unused vacation days may be
Service celebrates 15 years
Reflecting on wild ride Hannah Sutherland Staff Reporter
For 15 years, Roger Huizinga has spent New Year’s Eve helping drive around hundreds of intoxicated people, mainly teens. While the job may not sound appealing to those who prefer to wear cardboard hats, pop champagne and add their voices to a global countdown, Huizinga insists it’s a lot of fun. “I really enjoy doing it and I have a hard time imagining myself doing something else on New Year’s Eve now.” Huizinga, pastor of Uptown Church in White Rock, first created Safe Ride Home as a way to give back to the community. He handed out posters advertising the project to pubs and bars, explaining how he and other volunteers would offer free, safe rides home within South Surrey and White Rock to anyone who called on New Year’s Eve. “Much to my surprise, the local watering holes were excited about the service,” he said. “I was even more surprised when shortly after midnight… our phone began ringing with people looking for a ride home, asking: ‘Is it really free? Is it really safe?… Is this really a church?’” Fifty people were driven home that night, and the following year, Huizinga left information for Safe Ride Home at local liquor stores in hopes of reaching people at house parties. They drove about 50 people from establishBrian Giebelhaus photo ments, and another 100 from private resiPastor Roger Huizinga of Uptown Church is organizing volunteers who will be offering free dences. rides home on New Year’s Eve – the 15th year the service has been in operation. “The really unexpected thing for us was that the vast majority of those 100 people were picking people up from 9 p.m to 3 a.m. situations or alternatives. actually minors, underaged partiers, many of The program fills a service gap on a night “It is just too easy in a moment of need or them travelling from one party to another, when some wait hours for a cab, if they are pressure or impaired judgement to get into and sometimes to yet another, and then finally able to get one at all, Huizinga said. a car with someone who really shouldn’t be home,” he said. “We realized we had happened It’s also an easy choice for those who have driving, or to get behind the wheel yourself.” upon a pretty specific need.” nowhere else to turn, such as a Although the service is free, passengers force ❝Maybe we’ve done Seattle woman picked up one year Huizinga has since ramped up hundreds of dollars upon volunteers each year advertising for Safe Ride Home, more than just taxi who had been out with people she – money that is donated to the food bank. which has given roughly 7,000 didn’t really know. “So many of the people I would drive home people around... rides – averaging 500 a year – The acquaintances got really would express tremendous gratitude for the maybe we’ve even drunk, treated her poorly, then since it began. ride, especially the kids who you might think And the program will run again saved some lives?❞ abandoned her. Although she would take it for granted, especially in the this week, thanks to the dedicadidn’t know the address or phone state they often were in, but they didn’t,” HuizRoger Huizinga tion of about 30 volunteers, some number of the house she was inga said. “Nearly always they were courteous, pastor of whom will operate the dispatch staying at, volunteers were able to thankful and pleasantly amazed that a church centre at the church and others who will drive locate the home and drop her off safely. would offer such a service for them.” their own vehicles. “And that is what it is all about,” Huizinga Local businesses have also shown apprecia“That’s their contribution – their time and said, noting they are sometimes called to pick tion, with pizza places giving free pies to voluntheir fuel,” Huizinga said, noting some are up 30 or more people after a house party has teer drivers, and a car detailing company offerchurch members and others are from the local been broken up. ing its services in the event passengers vomited Alcoholics Anonymous community. “I know over the years we have helped many in the cars, which has happened once. There will be about 20 vehicles on the road, people out of some tough and even dangerous � see page 4
carried forward for one year only, and then must be either used in full, paid out or a combination of both. (McNally could not be reached for comment.) Bastien said restrictions to the carry-forward limitation were only placed four or five years ago, and vacation days he banked from previous years were grandfathered. As an associate superintendent, Bastien said he was in charge of the district’s human resources department. He noted he cannot work in the public sector during the 18 months covered by severance pay, however, he has been volunteering for various districts, including Surrey, since his departure.
Dead deer not killed by cougar Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter
Residents of a South Surrey neighbourhood are breathing a sigh of relief this week, following word a deer carcass found on one of their rural properties was not the work of a cougar. The partially eaten animal was discovered Sunday night at the edge of Margaret Corrigan’s sixacre property near 192 Street and 3 Avenue. Combined with earlier reports of cougar sightings in the area, the find raised concerns. But a conservation officer who investigated late Tuesday afternoon told Corrigan a cougar was not to blame for the kill, and that it appears animals fed on the deer after it was weakened or killed as a result of some other trauma. The officer found bruising on the deer’s internal organs and chest area, Corrigan said. He figured it wandered into the area to die and coyotes took advantage of the easy feast, she said. She noted she could see coyotes waiting to make another meal from the remains as she and the officer stood over the deer. The conservation officer could not be reached by Peace Arch News deadline Wednesday. Corrigan said neighbours would be informed via a phone tree of the officer’s findings, just as they were advised to be on the alert after the deer was first discovered. While relieved by Tuesday’s news, Corrigan remains confident there is a predator in the area. She noted the first phone alert prompted two neighbours to report that they’d seen a cougar in the area over the summer. As well, other deer carcasses have been found in the woods nearby. “I’m sure that there is something in the area, but this just didn’t happen to be a cougar kill,” Corrigan said. “Maybe a cougar did eat and carry on, which is fine. As long as they stay away from people, they’re quite welcome to be here. We still should be a little vigilant, just watching out.”
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Safe rides ‘worthwhile’ � from page 3 The only other trouble has come when the service was snowed out one year, and when a beer bottle thrown from the upper window of an establishment landed on the roof of a volunteer’s car. “Not bad, considering,” Huizinga said. Volunteers have gained more than they’ve lost from the experience, such as “interesting, touching and colourful personal interactions.” And, in finding a “huge niche” with teens, they’ve been able to give many parents peace of mind. “The first few years we did this I remember thinking that I hoped someone would be doing this sort of thing when my kids were in their teens – I just never thought it would still be me!” Huizinga – who won’t be participating this year due to a family vacation – said the nights he has taken part have gone by fast, and afterwards, he always feels he’s done something worthwhile.
CITY NEWS HOLIDAY HOURS Brian Giebelhaus photo
Peninsula residents celebrating New Year’s Eve can hitch a free ride home thanks to volunteers. “Maybe we’ve even done more than just taxi people around and help people out of some tough spots – maybe we’ve even saved some lives? I like to believe that that’s possible anyway, and because of that possibility, we will keep doing it.” Contact Safe Ride Home New Year’s Eve any time after 9 p.m. at 604-710-4849 or 604649-6871 to be picked up in the White Rock/ South Surrey area.
• Starting at 5 p.m. Dec. 31, all transit will be free of charge to ensure New Year’s revellers
get where they’re going safely. West Coast Express will run the same afternoon schedule as on Christmas Eve, leaving Waterfront at 1, 3, 4:20, 5:30 and 6:20 p.m., with no TrainBus at 12:55. Final NightBus departures will remain at 3:09 a.m. from downtown on New Year’s Day, except for a couple of North Shore buses. As well, SkyTrain will extend its service by approximately one hour on all lines on New Year’s Eve, ending at around 2 a.m. For complete transit schedules, visit www. translink.bc.ca
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ocial-networking sites, blogs, spam, Twitter, television, radio… even the humble, yet enduring, institution known as newsprint. All are poised on the threshold of 2011, which exists, as yet, only as a series of blank pages in the calendar; entries untyped, news holes to be filled. In this edition of the Peace Arch News, readers can relive many of the events of 2010, summarized with all the luxury of hindsight. And, we wonder, how will the coming year be characterized in its waning days? We all have a role to play in the year ahead; a role, whether large or seemingly insignificant, that cannot entirely be foretold. Many of the things that will be crucial to our lives in 2011 will never make the pages of the paper or an online post – although one or two might show up in the Peace Arch News, given our focus on community news items in South Surrey and White Rock. Though most of us may not live our lives as newsmakers, we too play a vital role, but on the other side of the equation – as news consumers. In an era of information overload, this role has become undervalued. We are too often treated to the intellectual equivalent of fast food, a steaming platter of overcooked hype and undercooked analysis, spicy gossip and sugar-coated propaganda. Yet how else are we to make informed opinions about the world around us – and decisions for ourselves – without first seeking information? Clearly our responsibility is to choose from this overwhelming smorgasbord of news – and choose wisely – rather than swallowing, apathetically, everything placed before us. Just as we do when we talk with those we meet in daily life, we must consider the source of what we are told. Is there an agenda at work? Do those who share this information have something to lose or gain? And is it subject to any checks and balances – the overview, for example, of the Press Council, to which most responsible newspapers subscribe? We in the news business know, as professionals, that we can be called on it, and held to account for it. It should be remembered that such standards do not apply to some other trendy media, in which opinion can easily masquerade as fact, both sides of the story are not required to be told, and attribution and substantiation are unknown. Have a safe and happy new year – one in which your decisions are governed by intelligent and wellconsidered use of the news you read and hear. One thing is sure – while those of us who toil in the media can predict the events of 2011, we’ll never have any shortage of things to write about.
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One wonders what the world would ur society is one of traditions, and at no point in the year is it do if, one year, these patterns weren’t more apparent than now. repeated, prescribed processes were disregarded and our cyclic routines We have already gone through the became, well, linear. motions of Christmas: cutting down, decorating, sitting Hannah Sutherland It could mean a step away around and throwing out trees; from holidays feeling like untangling, stringing, admiring manufactured, commercial obligations. and disassembling lights. Nowadays, it seems one only The TV specials have been needs a manual to figure out watched, baking consumed, Boxing Day masses unleashed. how they work. And, yes, assembly is often Now what? required. Oh yeah, there’s New Year’s If the occasions don’t force Eve and all the expectations that come with that one. us into a programmed, robotic We watch televised trance – hide Easter eggs, send a valentine, wear green on St. countdowns, pop champagne Patrick’s Day – they often do a and make hopeful – oftentimes pretty good job inducing anxiety. quixotic – resolutions. Even the days leading up to New Year’s Where am I going to find a last-minute are predictable. Halloween costume? How am I going to visit multiple The local sportscast will recap the best families on Thanksgiving? plays of the year, the last 12 months’ What if I’m the only one who doesn’t most gripping images will be dug up and the greatest newsworthy events have someone to kiss at midnight? recollected. If the words ‘stress’ and ‘pressure’ come to mind before ‘merry’ and ‘jolly,’ maybe While the annual reflection does serve it’s time to rewind. a useful purpose – such as forcing us to remember and learn from happenings Or – perhaps – recreate. that have shaped history, if not our lives What about gathering around a gargantuan plate of nachos with all – it is simply a given that it will happen the trimmings rather than the usual at all.
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turkey with gravy, stuffing and mashed potatoes on Christmas? Giving our time instead of gifts? Seeing family not just on holidays, but throughout the year? There are people who may feel lost without the familiarity of our engrained rituals. Some even cling to them. And it is true when they say traditions can shape our identity, bring people together and create joy. There is nothing wrong with holidays, if those are the reasons they are being celebrated. But the production that tends to come with such occasions should complement our traditions, not define them. Through the thick mass of bells and whistles, it’s all too easy to lose sight of the reasons we are celebrating in the first place. And there shouldn’t be guilt or shame in deciding to throw out that overused rule book dictating how annual dates should be observed. After all, Christmas can still come to your house even if there aren’t presents under the tree. It will still be Thanksgiving, regardless of whether there is a turkey on the table. A new year will arrive, even if we don’t pay tribute to the last one. Not to say we should get rid of our traditions – people should do whatever makes them happy. It’s just refreshing to think of a world in which occasions are marked with customs because it is meaningful, and not because it is expected. Hannah Sutherland is a Peace Arch News reporter.
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Print photo of pit bull owner Editor: Re: Future of pit bull to be decided in 2011, Dec. 22. This concerns the brutal attack and murder of a little dog in White Rock in November. For years, we have read letters about the gestapo-like efficiency of the bylaw officers with the White Rock bylaw department. Where were they in this matter? The owner of the pit bull had previously received a letter from the city to remove the dog from White Rock. Why was there no follow-up to see if the owner had done so? If not, why was the matter not pursued? The city’s director of development services is quoted as saying he has not spoken with the pit bull’s owner. Why not? The bylaw department has been completely incompetent here, so therefore deserves a large share of responsibility for this tragedy. It should be held accountable. Also, the owner of the pit bull. Why has this person’s name and picture not been printed in the paper? This person has shown complete disregard not only for his or her own poor dog – which will probably lose its life – but also for every other dog and dog owner. Why is this person’s privacy being protected? This person deserves to be reviled and ostracized. Let’s get a picture of this person on the front page so the rest of us know who it is and can express some public pressure. Ann Harris, Surrey
Christmas. We acknowledge Diwali, a festival of lights (Hinduism); Hanukkah (Judaism); Ramadan (Islam) and many others, however, at this time of the year Christmas is being changed to “Xmas,” “the holiday season” or “vacation time.” Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you and all your readers. Douglas Brown, Surrey Editor’s note: While Peace Arch News writers don’t avoid “Christmas,” we use other words as well, in part to avoid repetition in headlines. In this case, the shorter word “holiday” fit.
Message for the masses Editor: Re: Christmas is what we make it, Dec. 24 editorial. Just a wee note to say how much I enjoyed your editorial. Well written and so true! I also enjoyed and related very much to the enjoyable and revealing article by columnist Andrew Holota (A merry Christmas despite ye judgment) in the same edition.
As Andrew stated, I also wish “good will among all.” L. Pfortmueller, Surrey
War debate is secondary Editor: Re: Words of war, remembrance, Dec. 10 letters. The number of responses to my Dec. 3 letter (War, by any name, is deplorable) tells us in no uncertain terms that war is a sensitive issue that has a profound effect upon the hearts, minds and souls of many, whether they have been directly or indirectly involved or not. War, past or present, is such a contentious issue that it continues to be – and will always be – the subject of intense debate. Perceptions are broadly distributed amongst a host of emotions that if listed here, could fill the page and then some. It is not a matter of who is right or wrong, whether service was voluntary or involuntary, who recognized whom or when; it is a
matter of remembering those who did serve and the reasons for which they did. Len Giles, Surrey
Oversight over timely notes Editor: A whole lot of thought goes into a gift for teachers for Christmas every year, but what about the coaches and the leaders who volunteer their time for our children. I’m not talking about a lavish gift but a card from your child at Christmas time – thanking them for their time and wishing them a merry Christmas should be automatic. Maybe this is an oversight, but should be a thought for next year. Remember those coaches and those Scout leaders and all those who volunteer their time to make things better for our children. This year I noticed that coaches weren’t getting squat! That is not very Christmas-like. Kerry Preston, Surrey
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Christmas word play Editor: Re: Holiday concert full of spiritlifting choral harmonies, Dec. 17. I have the greatest respect for Peace Arch News writer Alex Browne and have worked with him many times over the years, however, your headline just shows how even many experienced editors must try to be politically correct. Once you read beyond the headline it is obvious this event is a “Christmas concert” and not a “holiday concert.” Alex even states in the very first paragraph, and I quote, “Sometimes the best way to experience the true meaning of Christmas is through music.” Later in the article, Alex gives us the date and time and states very clearly “this weekend’s Christmas concert…” Why then is this a “holiday concert” and not a “Christmas concert”? Why is it that as Canadians we keep telling the world we are inclusive, but when it comes to acknowledging that at this time each year we have Christmas. It appears that for many in the media it takes courage to write or speak those words Happy
Solutions are sought by letter-writers after Semiahmoo First Nation leaders decided to fence off their parkland.
Troubled times ahead over fence
Editor: Re: Semiahmoo First Nation fences off park, Dec, 17; People don’t get it’s our land: SFN, Dec. 24. From when the fence was installed along Marine Drive, I heard only negative comments: “Dogs owners this, First Nation that…,” “I have right…,” “you can not do this to us.” Both sides are ready for a long, bitter fight. Why don’t they try to find some solutions agreeable to all? In Vancouver, for instance, some parks are off-leash till 10 a.m. only. Facts: • East Beach is the only public beach for about 500,000 – people and dogs • there is not legal public access to the beach • White Rock council, in its infinite wisdom, is doing nothing • there is a leadership vacuum • dog owners are left to try to find solutions without the knowledge or the authority to do so • There are federal, provincial and municipal jurisdictions to sort out If solutions are not proposed and implemented sooner
rather than later, we could face some very difficult times. Aldo Babini, White Rock
Re: Obviously, this is about dogs, Dec. 24 letters. Of course this is about dogs! Would you want a hundred or so people a week popping into your backyard with dogs to do their business? This land belongs to a First Nation, and I for one am happy they are taking a stand. I love this area of Surrey/White Rock. And while I am currently overseas, I will be back and I hope to enjoy this area once again. Of course, it’s the select few that ruin it for the rest of the dog owners. Why don’t some of you try telling those that are not following the rules where to go? Sure you might get an earful, but if enough people express their opinions – and loud enough – the chances are those ruining it for everyone will listen… eventually. The squeaky wheel does get the oil, after all. If enough people were less afraid of a few choice words, perhaps the park would be back for all to enjoy sometime soon. Melissa Ruyter, Darwin, Australia
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No cause for alarm at border: officials Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter
Canadian border guards will no longer assist police with incidents deemed outside of their mandate. Canada Border Services Agency officials announced the decision to the union representing the guards Dec. 24. And while CBSA officials are confident the move is no cause for alarm, Customs and Immigration Union’s Jean-Pierre Fortin said it does create a risk – the likelihood that many operations targeting issues such as illegal immigration and drug smuggling won’t happen. Fortin cited surveillance of containers that arrive at the Port of Vancouver as one example. “The risk here is to those operations,” Fortin said in a phone interview from Quebec Wednesday. “I’m suspecting those operations will no longer take place.” The assistance that has ceased is that which involved unarmed border guards on the front line, Fortin said, noting he is hopeful the decision will be reversed once the ongoing process of arming 4,800 Canadian border guards is complete. CBSA’s Patrizia Giolti told Peace Arch News an impression that the change means an end to all CBSApolice joint operations across the
country is not accurate. It only applies to operations where assistance – such as that of a detector dog – was provided on “domestic law enforcement” matters, Giolti said by email this week. In 2010, there were approximately 50 such requests nationally. CBSA vice-president of operations Pierre Sabourin said the agency has “no more authority than the average Canadian” in such incidents. Designated Joint Forces Operations – those with “a specified duration, identified targets and an anticipated outcome” – will continue, he noted. “Canadians should not be concerned,” Giolti writes. “Ceasing the provision of this assistance to police departments does not affect us carrying out our main duties anywhere in the country.” Const. Michael McLaughlin, federal media spokesman for the B.C. RCMP, said he could not comment on the decision from a national perspective. However, “certainly people can expect that here in B.C., RCMP and CBSA are still working on operational files together,” McLaughlin said. “From what I understand, we are still out there doing the job that the public expects and with the level of co-operation that the public expects.”
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Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 Peace Arch News
The Semiahmoo Peninsula’s year in news
The year 2010 was one of change and closure for many in South Surrey and White Rock. From long-standing issues – such as the dueling White Rock Business Improvement Associations and the successful return of the Spirit of the Sea Festival – to the unexpected discovery of E. coli in the city’s water, controversy reared its head time and again. Federal and provincial issues inspired many to become politically active, as there was no shortage of commentary on the harmonized sales tax nor local MP Russ Hiebert’s travel expenses. Crime, too, was front-and-centre, from Carol Berner’s impaired-driving trial to guilty pleas in two high-profile child pornography cases. But for every low there was a high, from individuals surviving seemingly insurmountable odds, to neighbours helping neighbours, here and abroad. And we hear an Olympic torch managed to gather a bit of momentum along the way, too. Here is a month-by-month review of our most-talked-about news stories this year:
You only hear about the bad stuff… the deaths. That’s one thing you never hear about in the news, the good side we do.
- Dan Scott, injured soldier, on the Afghanistan mission
This has put people at risk and has really affected their lives negatively.
• After a 10-week labour strike that left elderly and disabled clients without a way to get around, HandyDart service resumes, much to the relief of organizations such as Semiahmoo House Society. • Citing space and fiscal restraints, the Surrey Board of Education announces it will be relocating the late-French-immersion program from White Rock Elementary to Jessie Lee Elementary. • White Rock RCMP announces its dispatch services will be turned over to Surrey RCMP’s Operational Communications Centre, as the result of a partnership agreement between the two cities, said to “enhance service and boost efficiency.” The decision is later criticized by former White Rock city manager Wayne Baldwin, who accuses council of “systematically dismantling the city government structure and handing the city over to Surrey to run.” • The White Rock Business Improvement Association holds its annual general meeting, amid lingering controversy between the existing board of directors and a new group that had registered itself in Victoria in the summer of 2009. The meeting is chaired by registered parliamentarian John Noonan, who manages to keep the peace while members vote to renew the BIA for another 10 years, formalize new bylaws and approve a 10-year levy schedule. A new board – combining former directors and new ones – is also elected. Meanwhile, the court case to determine whether the existing BIA or the newly registered one was valid is delayed until March, following a brief hearing in B.C. Supreme Court.
- Paul Wheeler, Semiahmoo House Society, on the effects of a HandyDart Strike
Michael Yon photo (www.michaelyon-online.com)
U.S. Air Force Major Deborah “Lucy” Lehker comforts bombardier Dan Scott, a South Surrey native seriously wounded during a training exercise in Afghanistan, in a photo that touched hearts across Canada and the U.S. • In the wake of a devastating 7.3-magnitude earthquake in Haiti, groups from across the Semiahmoo Peninsula come together to raise money for support efforts.
• Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts steps down as chair of the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation, saying she has “a lot going on” in the City of Surrey, and only so much time to focus her energy. • Former White Rock city councillor James Coleridge repays the city $48,329.53 – costs incurred by the B.C. Supreme Court decision he be removed from council, as well as the subsequent byelection to fill his seat.
• Officials at Crescent Beach Marina sound the alarm about the need for dredging the Nicomekl River, however, governments at both the provincial and federal levels don’t come to a consensus on whose responsibility the work is. • Former Southridge student Ryan McEwen-Doris (below) and 63 others survive 41 hours on life rafts, when the 160-foot barkentine ship he was living and studying on sinks off the coast of Brazil.
The Olympic torch run.
•White Rock council votes against a motion by Mayor Catherine Ferguson to add a part-time economic development officer to the city’s budget – at a cost of $30,000.
• The provincial government announces cuts to grants for nonprofit sports and arts education groups, as the program that allocates gambling revenue is overhauled and funds are restricted to helping young people and the disabled. • The Surrey SPCA branch on 152 Street is plagued by repeated breakins, resulting in stolen cameras and thousands of dollars worth of damage to doors and windows. • An opportunistic thief gets more than he bargained for when he steals a car with a sleeping sixweek-old baby in the backseat. The car and the unharmed baby are discovered a few blocks away, shortly after the distraught family reported the incident to police.
• After travelling nearly 45,000 km since it set off from Victoria, the Olympic torch (below) touches down on the Semiahmoo Peninsula in the early hours of Feb. 9, as thousands of residents line the relay route to catch a glimpse. • White Rock residents pack council chambers to weigh in on an Official Community Plan amendment proposing a height and density cap of 12 storeys and 2.75-floorarea-ratio on development in the town centre, with the majority of sspeakers supporting the cchange. In March, city ccouncil adopts the OCP aamendment – Mayor Catherine Ferguson C aand Coun. Mary-Wade Anderson vote against A tthe change, while Coun. Grant Meyer, C who had previously w vvoted against the aamendment, is absent ffor the vote.
South Surrey’s Dan Scott (top) shares his experiences fighting overseas and sheds some light on some of the positive aspects of war, saying the military’s presence in the country “has made a difference.”
• A year and a half after protests temporarily halted tree trimming on White Rock’s Hump, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway begins the second phase of “vegetation control” along Marine Drive. • The City of Surrey unveils its sixyear capital plan, which includes moving city hall to North Surrey, renovations at Kwomais Point Park, building a new fitness facility in South Surrey, transforming Kensington Prairie school into a community centre and building a new firehall in Grandview. • Surrey RCMP scour Bakerview Park after a woman is sexually assaulted as she walked through the park shortly after 10:30 p.m. • After suffering serious injuries on his second tour of Afghanistan,
• After months of infighting among members of the White Rock Business Improvement Association, a B.C. Supreme Court judge calls for the election of a new board, dissolving all previous BIA boards, including the ‘new’ board declared in 2009, and the subsequent board elected at an annual general meeting in January 2010. • White Rock city manager Peggy Clark apologizes after a sea festival volunteer’s credit-card information is inadvertently posted on the city’s website “for a couple hours” before it was removed from the site. • The future of the Spirit of the Sea festival is up in the air after a call for potential organizers by the City of White Rock goes unanswered. The city turns to the non-profit Community of Lights Event Society for help with the annual festival. Volunteers are hesitant, after a city report criticized the group’s organization the previous year.
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Sometimes I thought four hours had passed, and five minutes had gone by.
- Ryan McEwen-Doris, student rescued from life raft after ship sunk
Sending the dispatch to Surrey is the first step in this journey to amalgamation. Does our council really believe that once the dispatch function goes, the detachment itself can’t be far behind? How naive can you be?
- Wayne Baldwin, former White Rock city manager, on RCMP dispatch moving to Surrey
It’s the kind of thing that might look good on paper, but is pretty shortsighted.
- Aart Looye, White Rock resident, as arts and adult sports programs lose gambling grants
It shows a complete and total disregard for our volunteers… again. The ineptitude is intolerable.
- Matt Todd, Spirit of the Sea Festival’s then-director, after a volunteer’s Visa information was posted on the City of White Rock’s website
Peace Arch News Friday, Dec. 31, 2010
In the news
a look back at 2010
� from page 11 • Slightly more than a week after a judge ordered a new BIA board be elected, members of the dueling groups are back in court, after one side accuses the other of breaching court-imposed directions regarding notice of the upcoming election. The vote takes place a few days later as planned, with the majority of directors elected from the ‘old’ BIA. • Despite attempts by White Rock Mayor Catherine Ferguson and city manager Peggy Clark to keep Shoppers Drug Mart in the city, the store announces it will be moving to “somewhere in the Semiahmoo Centre area,” across North Bluff Road from its current location.
• Former premier Bill Vander Zalm (right) launches his Fight HST campaign, speaking at a petition sign-up event at White Rock’s Star of the Sea Hall that attracts around 500 people. • The City of White Rock rejects a BIA request for a 10-year term, instead renewing the group’s tax levy for a single year only, a move Coun. Helen Fathers describes as “putting (the BIA) on notice.” • The Community of Lights Event Society agrees to “work together as a team” with the City of White Rock organizing the 2010 Spirit of the Sea Festival, despite the city’s earlier criticism of the group, which left volunteers “feeling wounded and totally demoralized,” according to the society’s Matt Todd. • The fifth annual Nite of Hope breast cancer fundraiser at Centennial Arena takes in more than $191,000 for cancer research. • White Rock’s financial services director announces a tax increase of 3.25 per cent for 2010, slightly down from the 3.66 per cent increase that had been projected. In the same report to council, it is revealed that the city ended 2009 with a year-end surplus of $275,546, due to higher pay parking revenues and lower expenses than were budgeted for. • The library and one classroom at Peace Arch Elementary is shut down after a “small quantity” of asbestos is discovered by a custodian. • A two-year-old teacup Chihuahua is mauled to death in White Rock as it neared the end of a walk with owner Helen Koch. The owners of the dog accused in the attack – a black, husky-type dog that was off-leash at the time – are later given
Bill Vander Zalm delivers one of 85 boxes of his anti-HST petition to the Elections BC office in Victoria.
a warning by White Rock city officials to control their dog or risk losing it. • The annual Vaisakhi parade (below) returns to Surrey amid a hailstorm of controversy, after a parade organizer says two politicians are not invited to the event and would be responsible for their own security if they attended. The remark earns the event a boycott from Premier Gordon Campbell and his cabinet and a call from federal Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff for an apology. Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts attends the parade, but leaves after seeing a float that she thought had photos of people with links to terrorism, later saying the organization of the event would need to be closely examined for next year. It is later revealed that the people in the photos on the float in question did not have links to terrorism and had been previously approved by both the City of Surrey and the RCMP. • White Rock resident and Vancouver police officer Peter Hodson is arrested, charged and fired for alleged marijuana trafficking, after a two-month long “extraordinary investigation” by the VPD. • The Surrey school district announces it will reassign specialty teachers – including librarians, counsellors and career educators – as classroom teachers in order to help address the district’s projected $12.3-million budget shortfall.
• Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts suffers a fractured rib and internal injuries when the SUV she is driving collides with a vehicle at 128 Street and 24 Avenue.
• A late-night stabbing at a Goggs Avenue home sends a South Surrey man to hospital with life-threatening wounds, while 46-year-old White Rock resident Bradley Wade Charters is charged with attempted murder in connection with the incident. A preliminary inquiry into the matter is set for Dec. 12-14, 2011 in Surrey Provincial Court. • New fire-code legislation is brought into effect across the province, making smoke alarms in every home, hotel and motel mandatory. • White Rock city council adopts a new tree-management bylaw designed to regulate and prohibit the cutting, removal and damage of trees in specific areas of the city, despite objections from Coun. Helen Fathers, who said the bylaw should be city-wide. In response to Fathers’ concerns, Coun. Lynne Sinclair moves for staff to report on making the bylaw citywide. The motion passes. • A seven-day-a-week valet parking service on Marine Drive – proposed by restaurateur Matthew Hale of Cielo’s Tapas and Oyster Bar – is approved by White Rock city council. • The body of 26-year-old South Surrey resident Aaron Tyler Breaks is found down an embankment after the car he was driving crashed through bushes near 16 Avenue and 192 Street.
entering a shared-services agreement with the City of Surrey. The change would have saved an estimated $800,000 annually, however, a report stated that the response times would have suffered as a result. • Michael and Laurel Middelaer – parents of four-year-old Alexa Middelaer, who was killed in May 2008 when she was struck by a car while feeding horses at a Ladner roadside – file a civil suit alleging negligence on the parts of the girl’s aunt, Daphne Johanson, and Carol Ann Berner, the driver of the car that hit Alexa and Johanson. • South Surrey resident Chhminder Gill, 32, is gunned down at his Morgan Creek home (below right) in what police describe as a “targeted shooting.” • The 2008 death of David James Stitt – who collapsed and died following an altercation with Surrey RCMP outside his Crescent Road home – is deemed accidental after a three-day inquest that included testimony from 21 witnesses. • Donald Robert Reid, 51, is discovered in the early morning hours by his son in the driveway of his 172 Street home suffering from severe injuries. Reid dies in hospital shortly after, marking the second targeted homicide in South Surrey within a week. • Conservative MP Russ H Hiebert (South SurreyW White Rock-Cloverdale) is u under fire after he clocked in as the second-highest sp spending MP in Canada, w with expenses of $637,093 fo for the 2008-2009 fiscal yyear. Hiebert defends his eexpense rating, citing travel ccosts for himself and his yyoung family back and fo forth to Ottawa, and later sa says he would welcome an eexpense audit.
Hiebert family in Ottawa • Just days before its 125th anniversary, Hall’s June Prairie Elementary receives an early • A woman’s body is found near the train birthday gift – the announcement of $1.3 tracks adjacent to the 14300-block of million in seismic upgrades, during a Marine Drive in White Rock. Police later visit from Education Minister Margaret rule out foul play. MacDiarmid.
The annual Vaisakhi parade – celebrating the Sikh holiday – becomes mired in politics.
• Citing safety over savings, White Rock council decides to retain the city’s current fire-protection services, rather than
• After more than 37 years in business – including 20 in the Marine Drive area – 91-year-old Daisy Wall closes her Victoria
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Elementary and allegedly pointed his firearm at a group of youths. Charges were later stayed, however a separate internal RCMP code-ofconduct investigation continues.
Avenue shop, Daisy’s Treasure Trove, as the building housing the store faces demolition. • A six-hour long standoff in downtown Cloverdale – which included snipers, dog squads and an armoured vehicle – ends peacefully, when a man believed to be armed and wanted on a Canadawide warrant surrenders to police.
• Confusion abounds at White Rock City Hall after Mayor Catherine Ferguson returns from vacation to find the photos of past mayors and councils have been removed from council chambers. Although Ferguson says she was told by a city staffer the photos were to be put into storage – prompting the mayor to order their immediate return to the wall – Coun. Lynne Sinclair says council was informed the photos were to be taken down temporarily for “routine maintenance.”
• A group of volunteers begins planning a White Rock Uptown Sandcastle Competition, a weeklong event to kick off July 25 and feature 15 sandcastle-building teams. The event is eventually cancelled due to insufficient sponsorship needed to cover its cost of approximately $30,000.
• A police pursuit that began in Bellingham ends at Peace Arch border crossing when the car being sought by law-enforcement officials crashes into three vehicles waiting to cross into Canada, causing minor injuries and travel delays.
• Community of Lights Events Society chair Matt Todd resigns from his post organizing the 2010 Spirit of the Sea Festival, citing a lack of time and energy to do the job while attending Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Janice Savage steps in to take over as head of the festival and the CLES.
• Close to 100 people attend an auction at Earls Restaurant in South Surrey, as the entire contents of the business are sold-off, sealing the fate of the popular restaurant, which had been closed since May.
• Financial statements released by the City of Surrey reveal it cost $518 million to run the city in 2009, up $11 million from 2008. • Surrey-White Rock MLA Gordon Hogg is among 24 Liberal MLAs named on an anti-HST “hit-list,” to be targeted in a recall campaign as a result of his support for the controversial tax.
• Semiahmoo Shopping Centre is sold for $84.5 million to First Capital Realty, a company that also owns shopping centres in Richmond and North Vancouver. • Anti-HST organizer Bill Vander Zalm delivers 85 boxes of petitions – calling for the BC Liberals to extinguish the tax – to the Elections BC office in Victoria. • Teams of aboriginal youth and elders, along with Fisheries and Oceans Canada personnel, RCMP officers and members of the Canadian Navy mark the 10th anniversary of the canoe journey Pulling Together, with festivities at Crescent Beach, White Rock pier and Semiahmoo Park. • A 77-year-old woman is struck by a hit-and-run truck driver when she was crossing Lee Street at Marine Drive. Police are unable to locate any witnesses to the incident, and after several weeks in hospital, the woman succumbs to her injuries. • A South Surrey family – including a 12-year-old quadriplegic – escapes injury when the roof of their house catches fire, and they’re made aware of the danger by alert neighbours.
Carl Kozak flushes the system after E. coli was found in White Rock’s water.
sets off a storm of controversy, as a local group called Citizens for Safe Technology raises the alarm about health problems they believe are linked to Wi-Fi signals. • After a four-week trial, Carol Ann Berner is found guilty of two counts of dangerous driving causing death and bodily harm and two counts of impaired driving causing death and bodily harm in the May 2008 death of four-yearold Alexa Middelaer. Berner is later sentenced to 2½ years in prison, but appeals the conviction and sentence, during which time she is freed on bail. • The first phase of Peace Arch Hospital’s new maternity ward welcomes its first arrival – a fivepound, 15-ounce boy named Benjamin, born just hours after the modernized ward was open.
• Despite a rocky start that left its fate at times uncertain, the Spirit of the Sea Festival successfully returns to the Peninsula. • The Supreme Court of Canada upholds the verdict that found Robert Pickton guilty of six counts of second-degree murder, and dismisses the defence’s application for a new trial. • A seven-year-old girl is airlifted to hospital with extensive, yet nonlife-threatening injuries, after being struck by a southbound vehicle at Peace Arch border crossing. • A Surrey RCMP officer is charged with pointing his gun at a group of teens, stemming from a February incident in which the officer responded to a disturbance complaint near Laronde
• Health Minister Kevin Falcon finds himself in hot water with healthcare practitioners, after blaming Fraser Health’s decision to close operating rooms over the summer on staff vacations. • A Cloverdale family of four and their two dogs escape injury when their 40-foot yacht catches fire en route to Crescent Beach. The group quickly piles into a smaller boat they were towing and makes it safely back to Crescent Beach Marina, while their yacht sinks in about 700 feet of water. • The introduction by Tourism White Rock of more than a dozen Wi-Fi hotspots along White Rock beach
Police investigate after Chhminder Gill is gunned down at his Morgan Creek home.
• The discovery of E. coli in White Rock’s water supply (left) triggers a city-wide boil-water advisory that would last 12 days. The city’s attempt to inform residents of the advisory is met with mixed reviews, with some residents – including Coun. Lynne Sinclair – not finding out until days after the advisory was put in place. Throughout the ordeal, no illnesses are reported, and the E. coli is eventually traced to bird-dropping contamination that breached the Merklin Street high reservoir. In October, waterprovider Epcor begins construction to upgrade both the Merklin high and low reservoirs, including reconstruction of roofs and hatches.
• South Point Exchange is sold to a private Canadian investor for $91 million, a transaction that is regarded as the largest open-air mall sale in Western Canada in 2010. • A 42-year-old man is arrested at gunpoint on 16 Avenue, after the paintball guns he is carrying – one pistol and one rifle – are mistaken for the real thing, resulting in a “Code 5” takedown by police. • MLA Stephanie Cadieux (SurreyPanorama) rappels down a 20-storey office building in Downtown Vancouver while seated in her wheelchair, raising $2,500 for the Easter Seals in the process. • Premier Gordon Campbell announces the fate of the muchdebated harmonized sales tax will be put to a referendum on Sept. 24, 2011. While Fight-HST proponents support the referendum, they say they will continue their efforts to recall several Liberal MLAs, however, MLA Gordon Hogg (Surrey-White Rock) is later dropped from the recall “hit list.” • White Rock City Hall’s communications officer Colleen Pepper resigns from her post, citing an “unhealthy” work environment, and saying criticism generated by an earlier Peace Arch News article regarding the removal of old photographs from the walls of council chambers was “the straw that broke the camel’s back.” � see page 15
It puts a black mark on the city, a black mark on the community and a black mark on the event, that’s what I’m upset about.
- Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts, after controversy at the Vaisakhi parade
As the parents of two young girls, my wife Andrea and I are committed to keeping our family together.
- MP Russ Hiebert, defending his high travel expenses
He’s a good guy, but I think people felt betrayed.
- Chris Delaney, HST petition organizer, on Surrey-White Rock MLA Gordon Hogg’s place on the initial anti-HST ‘hit list’
This is supposed to be the age of communication, but nobody knew about it.
- Doriana Barros, White Rock resident, on the city’s boil-water advisory
Ironically, if we were included in the discussion and it was open and transparent, there wouldn’t have been a fight.
- Scott Booth, White Rock firefighter, on the city’s decision not to contract fire services from Surrey
We can’t force people to work, right?
- Kevin Falcon, health minister, on the cancellation of all optional surgeries this summer at Peace Arch Hospital
At the very least, the minister is misinformed, and that’s putting it politely. These are his cuts – we didn’t come up with any of this.
Dr. Peter Skepast, on Falcon’s explanation that staff vacations are responsible for no surgeries
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B.C.’s highs, lows VICTORIA – Here are some of the highlights of an eventful year in the history of British Columbia:
� from page 14 • The City of White Rock’s longtime leisure services director Rita Clarkson announces her resignation after 23 years with the city.
• Jan. 20: The B.C. government issues layoff notices to 233 employees in the second round of cost-cutting measures since B.C.’s deficit soared in 2009. • Jan. 28: Canada’s largest-ever mass immunization wraps up with 40 per cent of B.C. residents receiving H1N1 vaccine. • Feb. 11: Stephen Harper is the first prime minister to address the B.C. legislature, as he and Premier Gordon Campbell prepare for the opening of the 2010 Winter Olympics the next day. • March 2: The B.C. government tables a budget that forecasts a $1.7-billion deficit. • April 6: Former premier Bill Vander Zalm launches what will become B.C.’s first successful initiative petition, calling on the government to “extinguish” the HST. • April 27: Attorney General Mike de Jong announces new penalties for drivers caught with a blood alcohol reading between 0.05 and 0.08 per cent. • June 11: Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom resigns as energy minister, saying he can no longer support the HST. • July 1: The harmonized sales tax takes effect in B.C. and Ontario. • July 9: The province reveals it spent $160 million to “leverage” the 2010 Olympic Games, bringing the cost to provincial taxpayers to $925 million. • Sept. 13: A legislative committee decides to put the HST to a province-wide vote in September 2011.
Premier Gordon Campbell flies high at Olympics.
• Sept. 29: Labour Minister Murray Coell tells civic leaders the government might raise the minimum wage – now $8/hr – for the first time in nine years. • Oct. 7: Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson is expelled from the NDP caucus for publicly criticizing leader Carole James. • Oct. 18: Former ministerial aides Dave Basi and Bob Virk plead guilty to breach of trust and accepting benefits, ending a seven-year investigation and trial into the sale of BC Rail. • Oct. 25: Premier Gordon Campbell announces a sweeping reorganization of resource ministries, two days before announcing a 15 per cent income tax cut. • Nov. 3: Campbell announces he is stepping down as premier and party leader. The tax cut would be suspended until a new premier is sworn in Feb. 26. • Nov. 17: Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett is fired from cabinet for criticizing Campbell and urging him to step down sooner. • Dec. 6: Carole James announces she is resigning as leader of the NDP after weeks of infighting among her MLAs. – Tom Fletcher
• White Rock city council rejects a staff recommendation to approve zoning and development permit amendments for the Bosa Properties’ two remaining Miramar Village towers, instead sending the project back to the city’s advisory design panel. • South Surrey businessman Chuck Lawson teams up with former Vancouver Canuck Trevor Linden to launch a new chain of fitness centres – aptly named Club 16 – the first of which is due to open in Coquitlam in January 2011. • White Rock firefighters receive a hero’s welcome upon returning to the Peninsula after a two-week-long cross-Canada bike ride called Shore2Shore, which raises money for Variety the Children’s Charity. The trek raised more than $64,000. • A warning to pet owners is issued after a cat is found cut in half on the east side of White Rock. Two more similar incidents are reported after the initial story in Peace Arch News, prompting RCMP to urge residents to keep their pets indoors. • The future of a second daily passenger train between Vancouver, Seattle and Portland is up in the air after the Canadian government announces it would require Washington State to pay nearly $550,000 per year in border-inspection fees, which had previously been waived. MP Russ Hiebert intercedes, and the government extends the waiver for an additional year. • White Rock council votes to change waterfront parking rates to $1 per hour
from Nov. 1 to Feb. 28 and $3 per hour for the remainder of the year, and does not discuss an amendment request from absent Mayor Catherine Ferguson to start the reduced rate Oct. 1.
• A lawsuit is filed in B.C. Supreme Court on behalf of a 13-year-old Peace Arch Elementary student seeking damages for an injury she allegedly suffered on school grounds. The suit names a fellow student, the student’s parents/guardians, school administrators, a supervisory aide and the Surrey School District as defendants. • White Rock resident Kip Gaudry is arrested on a charge of indecent assault in connection to a 1973 incident in Winnipeg. In 2009, Gaudry was arrested and charged with one count of possession of child pornography and one count of accessing child pornography. He later pleads guilty to the former charge. • White Rock signs on for a two-year commitment with the Community-School Partnership, a Surrey School District initiative that designates schools as neighbourhood centres where services, resources and expertise are available to support vulnerable families and children. • A South Surrey man is found dead in the driveway of his 24 Avenue home after police receive reports of shots fired and, soon after, a neighbour is carjacked as he leaves for work. The neighbour’s vehicle is later recovered in Aldergrove. The victim, later identified as 51-year-old Randall Davis, was due in court the same day he was shot dead, however police do not
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� from page 15 indicate if his death was related to drugs, gangs or organized crime. Less than a week later, fire crews are called to the same 24 Avenue residence to battle a blaze later deemed accidental. Three adults escape the mid-afternoon fire without injury. • Daniel Greenhalgh, a Canadian border guard accused of illegally strip-searching four women at Peace Arch border crossing, is found guilty of three counts of sexual assault and one count of breach of public trust, following a five-week trial. • Surrey dancers Danielle Gardner and Nathalie Heath (right) – the latter an Earl Marriott grad – are eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance Canada after advancing to the top eight, out of thousands from across the country competing to be Canada’s favourite dancer. • Surrey-Panorama Liberal MLA Stephanie Cadieux is named B.C.’s new minister of sport and cultural development. • White Rock council votes to request the federal government reviews its use, safety guidelines and standards for wireless technology, after local Wi-Fi opponents raised concerns when Tourism White Rock launched free Wi-Fi along the waterfront.
• With the help of the CTV news helicopter and the Coast Guard, a “moderately hypothermic” kiteboarder is rescued from the frigid waters of Boundary Bay, about a kilometre off Crescent Beach, after his gear became tangled. • A Semiahmoo First Nation crab boat – named Pot Luck – sinks at White Rock pier overnight.
South Surrey resident Nathalie Heath performs with Mackenzie Green on the national stage for the TV series, So You Think You Can Dance Canada.
• Landscaping installed by the city two years ago along White Rock’s East Beach is ripped up after BNSF officials months earlier said safety issues were being created by the grass, trees and shrubbery, which were obstructing sight lines and drawing picnickers to the nearby train tracks. • White Rock merchants react to increased parking fees along the waterfront by appealing to residents for support in petitioning the city to “find a middle ground on the issue.” • White Rock city council votes to ban the recording of both public and in-camera meetings – after councillors say they weren’t aware in-camera meetings were being taped – and calls for a policy governing the practice.
• Gordon Campbell announces he is • An off-leash pit bull – previously banished stepping down as premier, setting off a from White Rock following numerous firestorm of speculation as to who will complaints – attacks and kills a 12-pound make a bid to take over leadership of yorkie-poodle, despite the efforts of a the BC Liberals. Surrey Mayor Dianne letter-carrier who tried to save the small Watts later bows out of the race, citing d dog. The pit bull is taken into the “cruel” environment of ccustody by the city – its fate B.C. politics as a deterrent. tto be decided in the new year. In late November, SurreyCloverdale MLA Kevin • White Rock’s Dave Falcon (right) announces M Melenchuk is named the he is in the running to n new general manager of become the next BC tthe Cloverdale Rodeo and Liberal leader, joining E Exhibition Association, fellow contenders George eending a five-month search. Abbott and Moira Stilwell. • North Surrey’s South Attorney General Mike de A Asian radio station, RED Jong and CKNW talk-show F FM, raises $200,000 towards host Christy Clark follow Peace Arch Hospital’s new P suit, rounding out the maternity ward during a m party-leader hopefuls. Kevin Falcon launches bid.
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• South Surrey’s Douglas Wayne Bowers pleads guilty to possession of child pornography. He says the images on his computer were inadvertently downloaded when he was accessing adult pornography, and he had no intention of viewing them.
day-long fundraising event celebrating the Nov. 21 birthday of Sikh spiritual leader Guru Nanak Dev Ji. • In an effort to reduce the amount of solid waste heading to landfills, White Rock council announces changes to the city’s garbage collection, including soon doubling the frequency of recycling and yard-waste pickups and decreasing garbage pickup to bi-weekly.
• In the wake of overcrowded classrooms and no new schools being built, the Surrey School District examines options including extended school-day timetables and increased access to online courses.
• Former White Rock mayor Hardy Staub is named chair of a newly revived Amtrak Task Force in an effort to create a stop for international rail travellers, something Staub describes as “a steep uphill fight.” • Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts is named fourth best mayor in the world by the City Mayors Foundation. • Surrey NDP MLAs – including Sue Hammel (Green Timbers), Harry Bains (Newton) and Bruce Ralston (Whalley) – express surprise and disappointment as leader Carole James announces she is stepping down, amid infighting and rancour among members of her party. • For the first time since the mid-’80s, the City of Surrey plans to go into debt, after announcing budgeting $200 million in debt over the next five years to finance several projects throughout the city. • A Vancouver man is arrested and charged with a series of sexual assaults on children – including two that took place in Surrey – dating back 15 years. Ibata Noric Hexamer, 42, is charged with 23 counts.
• A chainlink fence is constructed around the east side of Semiahmoo Park after safety concerns about a growing sinkhole. Semiahmoo First Nation band councillor Joanne Charles later says the band might fence the entire 20-acre park and forbid public access, citing a lack of respect and understanding about the land. • A South Surrey family loses everything – but escapes without injury – when their Crescent Road heritage home burns to the ground during an early morning fire. • A mud slide in Ocean Park during a period of heavy rainfall forces the cancellation of Amtrak’s Seattle-to-Vancouver passenger train service for 48 hours. • A White Rock RCMP officer suffers a broken hand after a scuffle with a group of approximately 10 men on Marine Drive. • Former Surrey School District associate superintendent Brian Bastien defends his $614,000 compensation package for the 2009-2010 school year. Bastien left the district at the end of March, following “differing views on operational matters” with superintendent Mike McKay.
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N OT I C E O F P U B L I C H E A R I N G - M O N DAY, JA N U A RY 10 , 2 011 The Council of the City of Surrey will hold a Public Hearing pursuant to the provisions of the Local Government Act, in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 14245 - 56 Avenue, Surrey, BC, on Monday, January 10, 2011, commencing at 7:00 p.m.
Surrey Official Community Plan By-law, 1996, No. 12900, No. 279 Amendment By-law, 2010, No. 17334 Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2010, No. 17335 Application: 7910-0254-00
Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2010, No. 17332 Application: 7909-0214-00
CIVIC ADDRESS: 16288 - 28 Avenue APPLICANT: Mayfair Realty Ltd. c/o Coastland Engineering Ltd. #101, 19292 - 60 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3S 3M2 PROPOSAL: By-law 17334 To redesignate the property from Suburban (SUB) to Urban (URB). By-law 17335 Block A To rezone a portion of the property from “One Acre Residential Zone (RA)” to “Single Family Residential Zone (RF)”. Block B To rezone a portion of the property from “One Acre Residential Zone (RA)” to “Single Family Residential (12) Zone (RF-12)”. The purpose of the redesignation and rezoning is to permit subdivision into 7 single family residential lots (2 Single Family Residential Zone (RF) and 5 Single Family Residential (12) Zone (RF-12).
CIVIC ADDRESS: 6670 - 138 Street and 13864 Hyland Road APPLICANT: Alpha Beta (Hyland Properties) Ltd. c/o Alpha Beta Developments Ltd. (Riad Yassin) #918, 1030 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 2Y3 PROPOSAL: To rezone 6670 -138 Street from “Single Family Residential Gross Density Zone (RF G)” and 13864 Hyland Road from “Single Family Residential Zone (RF)” to “Comprehensive Development Zone (CD)”. The purpose of the rezoning is to permit the development of 43 townhouse units. B. Permitted Uses for By-law 17332 1. Block A `(a) Land and structures shall be used for the following uses only, or for a combination of such uses, provided such combined uses are part of a comprehensive design: i. Ground-oriented multiple unit residential buildings. ii. Child care centres, provided that such centres: i. Do not constitute a singular use on the lot; and a. Do not exceed a total area of 3.0 square metres [32 square feet] per dwelling unit; and 2. Block B The Lands shall be used only as open space for the protection of a riparian area.
DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP BY-LAW 17334/17335
DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP BY-LAW 17332
Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2010, No. 17336 Application: 7910-0146-00
Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2010, No. 17333 Application: 7910-0156-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 14665 and 14675 - 59A Avenue APPLICANT: A&B Family Holdings Ltd. c/o CitiWest Consulting Ltd. #101, 9030 King George Boulevard, Surrey, BC V3V 7Y3 PROPOSAL: To rezone the site from “One Acre Residential Zone (RA)” to “Single Family Residential (9) Zone (RF-9)”. The purpose of the rezoning is to permit subdivision into 9 single family residential small lots.
DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP BY-LAW 17333
CIVIC ADDRESS: 17415, 17449 and 17467 - 2 Avenue APPLICANT: Peace Portal Holdings Ltd. and Peace Park Holdings Ltd. c/o McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. (Dwight Heinz) 13160 - 88 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3W 3K3 PROPOSAL: To rezone a portion of 17415 - 2 Avenue and a portion of 17467 - 2 Avenue from “One Acre Residential Zone (RA)” to “Single Family Residential (12) Zone (RF-12)”(shown as Blocks B and D on development location map). To rezone 17449 - 2 Avenue, a portion of 17415 - 2 Avenue and a portion of 17467 - 2 Avenue from “One Acre Residential Zone (RA)” to “Single Family Residential (9) Zone (RF-9)” (shown as Block C on development location map). DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT To vary “Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000”, as amended, Part 17A, Section H.1, and Part 17C, Section F.1(4), H.4, and K.2, as follows: (a) To permit driveway access from a front yard on proposed Lot 19; (b) To reduce the side yard setback on a flanking street for proposed Lot 47 from 2.8 metres (9 ft.) to 1.2 metres (4 ft.); (c) To increase the maximum floor area of a garage on proposed Lot 34 from 37 square metres (398 sq.ft.) to 56 square metres (603 sq.ft.); and (d) To reduce the lot width of proposed Lot 35 from 10.5 metres (35 ft.) to 10.02 metres (32.8 ft.). The purpose of the rezoning and development variance permit is to permit development of 63 single family small lots and a school/park site on remainder of the property shown as Block A on development location map.
DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP BY-LAW 17336
Surrey Official Community Plan By-law, 1996, No. 12900, No. 280 Amendment By-law, 2010, No. 17337 Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2010, No. 17338 Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2010, No. 17339 Application: 7910-0182-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 17350 - 4 Avenue APPLICANT: Tarlok Chandi, Joga S. Shergill, Onkar S. Cheema, Arjun Singh, and Barjinder K. Dhanda c/o Coastland Engineering & Surveying Ltd. (Mike Helle) #101, 19292 - 60 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3S 3M2 PROPOSAL: By-law 17337 To redesignate a portion of the property from Suburban (SUB) to Urban (URB). By-law 17338 To rezone a portion of the property from “One Acre Residential Zone (RA)” to “Comprehensive Development Zone (CD)” (shown as Blocks 1 and 2 on development location map). By-law 17339 To rezone a portion of the property from “One Acre Residential Zone (RA)” to “Single Family Residential (12) Zone (RF-12)” (shown as Block 3 on development location map). The purpose of the redesignation and rezoning is to permit the development of 3 suburban 1/2 acre gross density lots, 6 urban single family transition lots and 15 Single Family Residential (12) (RF-12) lots in conjunction with portions of land with adjacent properties at 17388 - 4 Avenue, 17351, 17371, 17372 - 3A Avenue, and 17377, 17374 - 3 Avenue. B. Permitted Uses for By-law 17338 The Lands and structures shall be used for the following uses only, or for a combination of such uses: 1. One single family dwelling. 2. Accessory uses including the following: (a) Bed and breakfast use in accordance with Section B.2 of Part 4 General Provisions of Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, as amended; and (b) The keeping of boarders or lodgers in accordance with Section B.2 of Part 4 General Provisions of Surrey Zoning By law, 1993, No. 12000, as amended.
DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP BY-LAW 17337/17338/17339
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N OT I C E O F P U B L I C H E A R I N G - M O N DAY, JA N U A RY 10 , 2 011 Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2010, No. 17340 Application: 7910-0232-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 16339 - 8 Avenue APPLICANT: Edward Stanek c/o Hunter Laird Engineering Ltd. #300, 65 Richmond Street, New Westminster, BC V3L 5P5 PROPOSAL: To rezone the property from “Single Family Residential Zone (RF)” to “Single Family Residential (12) Zone (RF-12)”. The purpose of the rezoning is to permit subdivision into 8 single family residential small lots.
DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP BY-LAW 17340
Sub-section 2.B.1.(d) is deleted and replaced with the following: “(d) Retail stores provided that: i. Adult entertainment stores, auction houses and secondhand stores and pawnshops are excluded; and ii. Notwithstanding Sub-section 2.B.1., the gross floor area of one business may be increased to a maximum of 1,858 square metres [20,000 sq.ft.].” (b) Sub-section 2.G.1(a) is deleted and replaced with the following: “(a) Principal buildings: The building height shall not exceed 11 metres [36 ft.].” DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT To vary “Surrey Sign By-law, 1999, No. 13656”, as amended, Part 5, Section 27(2), as follows: (a) To increase the number of fascia signs from 3 to 7 on Building A, from 3 to 9 on Building B, from 3 to 8 on Building C and from 1 to 3 on Building D. The purpose of the amendment and development variance permit is to increase the maximum allowable commercial floor area per individual business and to permit the development of three single storey commercial buildings and one single storey commercial/industrial building.
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Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2010, No. 17344 Application: 7910-0218-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 16230, 16240, 16250 and 16270 - 16 Avenue APPLICANT: 0876933 B.C. Ltd. c/o Robert Ciccozzi #200, 2339 Columbia Street, Vancouver, BC V5Y 3Y3 PROPOSAL: To rezone the site from “Single Family Residential Zone (RF)” to “Comprehensive Development Zone (CD)”. The purpose of the rezoning is to permit the development of a 43-unit townhouse project. B. Permitted Uses for By-law 17344 The Lands and structures shall be used for the following uses only, or for a combination of such uses: 1. Ground-oriented multiple unit residential buildings. 2. Child care centres, provided that such centres: (a) Do not constitute a singular use on the lot; and (b) Do not exceed a total area of 3.0 square metres [32 sq.ft.] per dwelling unit.
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CIVIC ADDRESS: 10377 - 120 Street APPLICANT: Pacific Link Industrial Park Ltd. c/o Wesgroup Properties (Adam Donnelly) Suite 2000, 1055 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, BC V7X 1L5 PROPOSAL: To amend “Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2008, No. 16736”, as follows:
CIVIC ADDRESS: 13586 - 98 Avenue APPLICANT: Kenstone Properties (King George) Ltd. c/o Focus Architecture Inc. (Colin Hogan) #109, 1528 McCallum Road, Abbotsford, BC V2S 8A3 PROPOSAL: By-law 17342 To discharge Land Use Contract No. 420 from the property to allow the underlying “Downtown Commercial Zone (C-35)” to come into effect. By-law 17343 To rezone the property from “Downtown Commercial Zone (C 35)” to “Comprehensive Development Zone (CD)” The purpose of the Land Use Contract discharge and rezoning is to permit the development of a mixed-use development, consisting of a 206-unit, high-rise apartment building, 6 townhouses and ground-level retail/commercial space. B. Permitted Uses for By-law 17343 The Lands and structures shall be used for the following uses only, or for a combination of such uses: 1. Multiple unit residential buildings and ground-oriented multiple unit residential buildings. 2. The following uses, provided that such uses form part of a multiple unit residential building: (a) Retail stores excluding adult entertainment stores; (b) Personal service uses excluding body rub parlours; (c) General service uses excluding funeral parlours and drive-through banks; (d) Eating establishments excluding drive-through restaurants; (e) Office uses excluding social escort services and methadone clinics; and (f) Child care centres.
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Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2010, No. 17341 Application: 7910-0132-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 11553 Millar Road APPLICANT: Dilbagh S. and Bhupinder K. Gill c/o Coastland Engineering & Surveying Ltd. (Mike Helle) #101, 19292 - 60 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3S 3M2 PROPOSAL: To rezone the property from “Single Family Residential Zone (RF)” to “Single Family Residential (12) Zone (RF-12)”. DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT To vary “Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000”, as amended, Part 17A, Section F, as follows: (a) To reduce the minimum front yard setback from 6.0 metres (20 ft.) to 5.5 metres (18 ft.) for the garage for proposed Lot 3; and (b) To reduce the minimum rear yard setback from 7.5 metres (25 ft.) to 6.0 metres (20 ft.) for the full length of the building for proposed Lot 3. To vary “Surrey Subdivision and Development By-law, 1986, No. 8830”, as amended, Schedule A, Table 2, as follows: (a) To reduce the dedicated width for a Major Collector from 22 metres (72 ft.) to 16.55 metres (54 ft.) for the fronting portion of Millar Road. The purpose of the rezoning and development variance permit is to allow subdivision into three single family lots.
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Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2010, No. 17331 Application: 7910-0249-00
Land Use Contract No. 420 Authorization By-law, 1977, No. 5367 Partial Discharge By-law, 2010, No. 17342 Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2010, No. 17343 Application: 7909-0177-00
RESTRICTIVE COVENANT AMENDMENT Application: 7910-0244-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 16590 - 96 Avenue APPLICANT: PLEA Community Services Society of British Columbia c/o Ken Chow 1933 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6J 1Z3 PROPOSAL: To amend the existing Restrictive Covenant to increase the current maximum floor area for community service use from 372 square metres (4,000 sq.ft.) to 474 square metres (5,100 sq.ft.) and to permit office uses on the upper two floor in addition to the limited commercial uses currently allowed.
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…on the Semiahmoo Peninsula
hat a year. Though perhaps not as quirky a 12 months as 2009 – no baseball spectator was hit by a mayor’s wild pitch; no botched call marred the Tour de White Rock – 2010 still proved to be chock full of highlights, from the soccer field to the rugby pitch to the ice rink and beyond. And, of course, who could forget the 2010 Winter Olympics,
which fostered community spirit and a sense of national pride here on the Peninsula like no other event before it, as residents cheered on some of its own, including Paralympic skier Mary Benson (below), whose rise from a near-deadly brain injury to the world’s stage was nothing short of remarkable. Yes, it was quite a year indeed. These are some of the highlights:
January ■ For the second consecutive season, South Surrey hockey product Colten Teubert finds himself playing for Canada in the goldmedal game of the IIHF’s World Junior Hockey Championships. This time, however – after a gold medal in his first tournament – the 19-year-old defenceman and Los Angeles Kings’ draft pick settles for silver, as Canada loses to the United States. The gold-medal loss ends Canada’s run of five consecutive tournament championships. ■ Despite not playing their best – that analysis according to their head coach Stu Graham – the Elgin Park Orcas senior girls hoops team played well enough to defend its title at the Surrey Firefighters Goodwill Classic. Elgin Park defeated Holy Cross 76-66 in the championship game. ■ Jenna Richardson, a Grade 12 student at Elgin Park Secondary and a Semiahmoo Soccer Club alum, plays for Canada for the very first time. In front of 400 spectators in Jaurez, Mexico, Richardson suits up for Canada’s U20 women’s squad, and ends up playing 19 minutes off the bench. She even pickedw up a would-be assist on a goal that was later disallowed. “After the game, people asked me for my autograph, and I was like, ‘What the heck? Where am I?’” Richardson explained. “It was pretty sweet – I’d never experienced that before.” ■ It’s announced that the Canada Cup International Women’s Fastpitch tournament won’t be held in July, and instead will be replaced with a new tournament – later dubbed the Canadian Open – that will feature younger teams. The women’s division – which each year features national squads from across the globe – of the Canada Cup was scrapped due to a scheduling conflict with world championships. ■ In late January, the official Olympic torch-relay route – which began weeks Rayne Williams earlier on Canada’s carries the torch.
Twelve months of sports of the Semiahmoo Peninsula east coast – for the Semiahmoo Peninsula is announced. The torch is set to come to pass through South Surrey and White Rock early-morning on Feb. 9, en route to Vancouver for the start of the Winter Games. Around the same time, the identities of some local torch-bearers continue to trickle
in – though the names are never released through official Olympic channels, as torchrelay officials inexplicably refuse to divulge names until the day before the torch hits town. Among the local torch-bearers – some of whom revealed themselves as far back as December – are Earl Marriott students Ian
McMaster and Erik Stevenson, distancerunner Ferg Hawke, and former Olympians Lynn Kanuka, Sarah Evanetz and Janice Birch.
■ Olympic fever officially hits the Peninsula, as the torch passes through town in the early-morning hours of Feb. 9. Despite the early hour – the torch crossed into South Surrey at 6:12 a.m. – thousands of revelers line the streets to catch a glimpse of the Olympic flame. The crowds are particularly packed along Marine Drive, and along the 152 Street/Johnston Road corridor in South Surrey and uptown White Rock. ■ The 2010 Winter Olympics officially kick off Feb. 12 and are followed by the Paralympics, which roll into March. There are but a handful of local athletes taking part in the world.wide games. Former Surrey Eagle T.J. Mulock – who had a dual Canadian/German passport – and another former Eagle, Jakub Ficenec, both suit up for Germany in the men’s hockey tournament, while local cross-country skiier Mary Benson – whose courageous comeback from a near-fatal brain injury is detailed on the front page of the Peace Arch News – competes in the Paralympic Games. ■ Eli Mara, star point guard and captain of White Rock Christian Academy Warriors’ senior boys basketball team, signs to play college hoops for the Trinity Western University Spartans. ■ The Semiahmoo Ravens peewee A1 hockey team travels to Quebec City for the prestigious Quebec International Hockey Tournament. The tournament features some of the best young hockey Eli Mara signs to talent from Canada, play at TWU. the U.S. and abroad and helped launch the careers of such NHL stars as Mario Lemieux, Eric Lindros and Wayne Gretzky. ■ Elgin Park’s senior girls punch their ticket to triple-A basketball provincials. The Orcas grab the No. 1 Fraser Valley seed after winning their regional tourney, 70-62 over the Riverside Rapids.
■ A week after the Orcas secured a spot at senior girls hoops provincials, the White Rock Christian Warriors senior boys do the same after a semifinal victory over Delta. While the semifinal guaranteed them a spot at B.C.s, the Warriors lost the Fraser � see page 24
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Spring highlighted by Setterlundâ€™s win on world soccer stage ďż˝ from page 23 Three weeks after being named to the Valley final to the Yale team, Murphy-Burke Lions. headed with his new At provincials later team to Wales for a in the month, WRCA finishes second â€“ losing weeklong training camp. to the Lions â€“ after blowing a lead late in â– Led by Edwin Zhaoâ€™s the game. 11-medal performance, the Pacific Sea Wolves â– The Elgin Park Orcas finish ninth at Swim Club finishes senior girls triple-A four at provincial AAA basketball provincial short-course swim championships, losing championships in a quarter-final matchup Victoria. to their arch-rivals from In addition to winning Riverside. 11 medals â€“ 10 of them gold â€“ Zhao, 12, also â– After an up-andsets three B.C. records down season in which over the course of the they finish fifth in the four-day meet. B.C. Hockey Leagueâ€™s â– South Coastal Surreyâ€™s Nicole Conference Setterlund with a record captains of 30-24-0-6, Canadaâ€™s U17 the Surrey womenâ€™s soccer Eagles are team to a ousted from CONCACAF playoffs by the U17 womenâ€™s Langley Chiefs. Nicole Setterlund championship The Chiefs in Costa Rica. U17 captain win the bestThe of-seven tournament first-round series 4-2, win â€“ a first for Canada and clinch the victory at the U17 girls level when forward Mac Roy â€“ gave Canada a spot scored in overtime to at the U17 World Cup, give Langley a 3-2 win which was staged in in the sixth game. September in Trinidad. â– Bayside rugby player April Liam Murphy-Burke is named to Canadaâ€™s â– April means the U17 boys squad after start of baseball and impressing national softball season, and team brass while the boys and girls of playing on the countryâ€™s spring hit the diamonds U17 development team. for the start of the ball
schedule. While this month was the beginning of national title runs for a handful of White Rock Renegades girls softball squads, it was the
start of a long, trying season for the White Rock Tritons in the B.C. Premier Baseball League. When they hit the field for their first game
in April, they were the youngest team on the junior baseball circuit. â– After dropping their first game, Seaside Volleyballâ€™s U17 girls team reels off six wins
in a row at Calgaryâ€™s Best of the West Tournament, which featured nine of the best club teams from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
â– Peace Arch Unitedâ€™s menâ€™s premier team wins its fourth Pakenham Cup title in six years, defeating the Port Coquitlam Rangers ďż˝ see page 25
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� from page 24 5-1. The win cements Peace Arch’s reputation as the top team – year in, year out – in the Fraser Valley Soccer League. Ryan Horvath led the team to the title, scoring three times – all on free kicks from between 30 and 40 yards out – while Vishal Chand and Cory Lenzi also added markers in the victory. ■ It was a good month for high school basketball players, as no less than five sign to play at the college level upon graduation. The Elgin Park Orcas’ senior girls team sends three to the CIS ranks – Jordyn Newman signed to play at the University of Victoria; Sally Hillier signed with the University of Alberta and Sarah Allison agreed to play with the University of Calgary Dinos. On the boys side, White Rock Christian Academy’s Christian Weisbrod and Southridge School’s Jordan Yee both take their talents east and sign with the Queen’s University Golden Gaels. ■ Midway through the month, the Peace Arch News reports that the Surrey Eagles junior hockey team has been sold. Though the team doesn’t officially change hands until June, former owners Ronnie Paterson, Ralph Berezan and Paul Quinn agree to sell the team to a group headed by Peninsula real estate developer – and veteran softball coach – Chuck Westgard. Others in the new ownership group include former National Hockey Leaguer Gary Nylund and Scott Bradley, who works in the front office of the NHL’s Boston Bruins.
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■ The Semiahmoo Totems senior girls finish third at B.C. high school rugby provincials. The Totems, the No. 5-ranked team headed into the tournament – which was held at South Surrey Athletic Park – defeated Abbotsford 13-10 in the bronze-medal match. ■ A number of talented Grade 11s lead the way for Peninsula schools at B.C. Secondary School’s Track and Field Championships, held at Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium. Earl Marriott’s Katie Reid – one of Canada’s top young 400-m runners – won her signature event, � see page 26
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Eagles, Tritons change coaches � from page 25 while Semiahmoo’s Vanessa Sjoberg claimed the silver medal. Reid also added a silver medal in the 800. Others to find themselves on the medal podium are Marriott’s Deon Clifford, White Rock Christian’s Sean Keane, and Elgin Park’s Jake Bruchet. ■ On the same day the new owners of the Surrey Eagles officially take control of the junior hockey team, head coach Shane Kuss is fired. Shane Kuss Kuss is replaced in the fired top job by his assistant coach, Matt Erhart. ■ With a frustrating season coming to a close, White Rock Tritons’ head coach Brent Swanson announces he won’t return for the 2011 season. The team announces that White Rock Jr. Tritons coach Russ Smithson will take over the U18 team. A week after announcing his resignation, the Tritons are forced to forfeit a pair of earlier victories when two players are deemed ineligible. Swanson responds by calling the B.C. Premier Baseball decision “a joke, an absolute joke.”
■ Coquitlam resident Tatsuya Hatachi is the first to cross the finish line on Canada Day, at the Peace Arch News Rock 10K run. Hatachi completes the 10-km circuit in 35 minutes, 33.5 seconds. More than 250 runners took part in the race. ■ The Canadian Open Fastpitch tournament – the replacement for the Canada Cup, which was cancelled in January – hits the
fields at Softball City, with one of the host teams, the White Rock Renegades ‘94, winning the Showcase (U16) division. Led by star pitcher Jocelyn Cater, the Renegades edged Hawaii Lokahi 4-3 to win the championship. Though there was no official women’s division in the tournament, Canada and the U.S. did play a four-game exhibition series throughout the weeklong tournament, with each Matt Erhart team winning twice. hired ■ Langley cyclist and Canadian Olympian Svein Tuft – who races professionally in Europe – is the first to cross the line at the Tour de White Rock’s Peace Arch News Road Race, out-pedalling former teammate Will Routley to win the 134-km contest by 53 seconds. A day earlier, Tuft also powered past the rest of the field to win the 60-km criterium race. The fastest woman in the road race is Quebec’s Joelle Numainville – who also won the women’s criterium – who edged Winnipeg’s Leah Kirchmann for the win. ■ July proves to be a great month for South Surrey golfer Adam Svensson, who rattles off the most successful run of victories of his young career. First, the Earl Marriott Secondary student won a B.C. Junior title in Courtenay, and he followed that with a Callaway Junior World championship at Torrey Pines in San Diego, and a B.C. Amateur Championship in Castlegar. � see page 27
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‘Hall of fame team’ wins nationals again � from page 26 ■ The White Rock Renegades win three provincial titles in the same July weekend, with each of the 1991 (midget), ’94 (bantam) and ’96 (peewee) teams winning their respective B.C. tournaments, therefore qualifying for nationals. In addition, the Renegades ’92 also advance to nationals after claiming the bronze medal at midget provincials. Later in the month, the Renegades’ senior A squad also wins provincials – for a third consecutive year. ■ Capping off the month, Peninsula athletes are front and centre at the B.C. Summer Games in Langley, helping lead the Fraser Valley zone to a second-place overall finish. The Peninsula is wellrepresented, with local athletes medalling in everything from track and field, rugby, baseball and swimming.
■ The White Rock Renegades ‘91 win their second consecutive national midget girls fastpitch title in St. John, N.B., becoming the first-ever Canadian team with four Canadian championships to its credit. Head coach Chuck Westgard, who coached the ‘91s to peewee and bantam titles in addition to back-to-back midget crowns, calls his group a “hall of fame team.” Meanwhile, the senior A Renegades also take top spot at national championships, while in the national tournament, the Renegades ‘94 finished in the top four. ■ A handful of White Rock/South Surrey rugby players, representing Team BC, earn medals at nationals in Calgary.
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■ A slew of local athletes head to Penticton to compete in Ironman Canada, with one – South Surrey’s Jackie Davidson – clocking a fast enough time to qualify for Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. ■ With the trade of former captain Derek Henderson to the Prince George Spruce Kings, the Surrey Eagles name veteran forward Tyler Morley captain in advance
of the team’s first game of the 2010/11 season. ■ The White Rock Tritons add to their staff for next season, when it’s announced that former player and coach Jeff Zeilstra will return to the fold as the team’s pitching coach. Zeilstra will join a staff led by new head coach Russ Smithson.
■ The Big Kahuna Rams end the junior football season with a 33-21 win over the Chilliwack Huskers, and finish the B.C. Football Conference season with a 5-5 record, but lose in the first round of playoffs, 46-10 to Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Raiders. � see page 28
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Totems win volleyball crown � from page 27 ■ Six members of Earl Marriott Secondary’s senior boys rugby team – Quinton Willms, Lyndon Duncan, Doug Fairbank, Liam Beaulieu, Ian McMaster and Ian McKenzie – are invited to try out for Canada’s U17 national team. Two of the six – Duncan and McMaster – make the cut. ■ The White Rock Renegades are honoured by Softball BC with a handful of awards. The senior ‘A’ Renegades are named senior team of the year; Sara Hopwood is named senior ‘A’ player of the year; Renegades ’91 coach Chuck Westgard is named coach of the year; and ’91s pitcher Nicole Sidor was named minor player of the year. ■ White Rock weightlifter Christine Girard wins gold at the Commonwealth Games in India. ■ Semiahmoo Totems’ Jack and Allison Williams, as well as Grade 8 Chelsea Ribiero, win gold medals at Fraser Valley cross-country championships, highlighting an impressive medal haul for South Surrey runners. Others to find the podium include: Deon Clifford (EMS), Jake Bruchet (Elgin Park), and Alex Stasiuk (Elgin).
■ Former Surrey Eagles defenceman Tyler Eckford makes his hometown debut as a professional hockey player, suiting up for the New Jersey Devils when the team comes to Vancouver to take on the Vancouver Canucks. The struggling Devils lose the game 3-0. ■ The White RockSouth Surrey Titans’ Tyler Eckford peewee and bantam New Jersey Devils football teams are both knocked out in the first round of Vancouver Mainland Football League playoffs, while the midget team – playing a week later – is bounced by the Mission Niners.
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White Rock-South Surrey Titans’ Steven Bouchard is tackled during a midget football game in October. The Titans qualified for playoffs but were eliminated by Mission. ■ Eighty-six-year-old swimmer Elsa De Leeuw sets new B.C. and Canadian masters swimming records at a meet in UBC. De Leeuw’s time in the 100-m freestyle – one minute, 59.46 seconds – sets new provincial and national marks in the 85-89-year-old women’s division. ■ Citing inadequate facilities at South Surrey Athletic Park, the Big Kahuna Rams football team announce they will move to Langley in time for the 2011 season. At the same time, it is announced that Langley native Tyson St. James – a former Canadian Football League player – will take over as head coach, replacing Chris Butschler, who resigned at the end of the season.
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NELSON, Violet Anne (nee Lambe)
Born Mar 4, 1928 in Lawn Newfoundland, passed away peacefully on Dec 26, 2010 in White Rock, BC. Predeceased by her parents John & Ellen Lambe, & son Wayne Nelson. She is lovingly remembered by her husband of 59 yrs Howard; children Howard (Dani), Jacquie (Doug), Gerry (Kim) and Richard (Marina); 9 grandchildren, Rhonda (Verne), Dawn (Mark), Roxanne (Russ), Kristen, Nicole, Tricia (Jeff), Leah, Jake and Amanda; 4 great-grandsons Matthieu, Brendon, Travis and Dyllan; relatives and good friends. A Celebration of Vi’s Life will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 14831 28th Ave, Surrey, B.C. Donations in Vi’s name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. We love you with all our hearts, souls and bodies. ‘’Diamonds don’t come in the size of Bricks!’’
- at the age of 88, passed away peacefully at Peace Arch Hospital, on December 22, 2010; Ada was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Jimmy in 1999. Ada is survived by son Rick (Dorothy), daughter Valerie (Ian) MacMillan; granddaughters Jessica, and Jennifer (Shane); 3 great grandsons, Devlin, Riley and Ryan; and brother Grant (Shelia). The family wishes to thank the wonderful and compassionate staff of Peace Arch Hospital and the Ambulance Service for going above & beyond. Also, special thanks to all the Staff of Morgan Place who made Ada feel like part of an extended family. No service by request. In lieu of flowers a donation in Ada’s memory may be made to Peace Arch Hosp.
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HUGES, Howard Charles
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TREDGETT, Patricia Mary (1920-2010) Pat passed away on Christmas Eve four days shy of her 90th birthday December 28th, at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock, B.C. She was predeceased by her husband Peter and sons Tim and Greg. She is survived by her sister Margaret Greff, sons David (Margaret) of South Surrey and Chris of Calgary, Alberta plus her two grandchildren Brandi and Tanner (Coralie) Tredgett. She spent the last three months residing at Westminster House in South Surrey to be closer to her family. We would like to thank the staff for all their loving care and attention - we deeply appreciate it. The family will be having a private family interment at St. Stephens in Saanich, BC at a later date.
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DAVIES, Patrick George March 13, 1935 - Dec 25, 2010 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father and grandfather. Mourning his loss is his wife Betty, daughters Diane and Sandra, grandchildren Ashley and Mathew, sisters in law and brothers in law Nev, Jean & Chuck, Patti, Sue & Barry. No Service by request. Flowers gratefully declined, in lieu, donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
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Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly Exc. Refs & Rates. Move In/Out. Carpet Cleaning, pressure wash, New Const., Res./Comm., offices Welcome! Lic., Bonded/Insured.
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FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS
E & M MAINTENANCE WINDOW WASHING
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 206
AAH ABOVE ALL APPLS REPAIR Quality work. Also appls for sale. Elect & plumb serv 604-588-2828
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ARCO DRYWALL Ltd. Board, Tape Texture, Frame. New & Reno’s. 20 yrs exp, free est Mike 604-825-1500
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359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL LITTLE LOAD SPECIALIST. Sand & gravel delivered. Small orders welcome. Topsoil available. Call (604) 532-0662 days/eves.
THE HANDYMAN FROM
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
PUREBRED Doberman puppies, ready for Christmas. 6 girls, 3 boys $700 obo. 604-807-9095. SAVANNAH Cats & kittens for sale $500 & up. All shots & dewormed. Call: (604)576-4402. YORKSHIRE TERRIER X Chihuahua, 2 males (1 teacup), $550 & up. (778)888-0563 / 604-465-1756 M.R
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APPLIANCES RANGERS OCEAN PARK APPLIANCE Appliances Wanted Cash for Some. Call (604)538-9600
SNOW REMOVAL & BOB CAT SERVICE. MLG Enterprises (604)501-9290
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 TILER WITH 10 yrs exp avail, all types of tiles, Bonded & Insured. www.bassetttiles.ca. 778-231-7107
TREE SERVICES A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports
BEST FIREWOOD 32nd Season & 37,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095
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MINI SCHNAUZER pups, 1st shots, dewormed, tails docked vet ✓ $750/ea. Call 604-657-2915.
PSB DRYWALL ★ All Boarding, Taping & Texture. Guaranteed work. Call Parm (604)762-4657
JACK RUSSELL PUPPIES, good markings, very friendly, must see, ready to go, $400. (604)826-0841
WANTED GOOD USED newer fridges, stoves, washers & dryers. $ for some. Call (604)536-9092
Quality Workmanship Guaranteed
Chorkies, 3F/1M, blk/tan mom Chihuahua, dad Yorkie, ready now. Up to 6lbs, $500. (604)824-5997
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Flatten Popcorn & Textured Ceilings
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~ PRO PAINTERS ~ INTERIOR / EXTERIOR Quality Work, Free Estimates
Call Brian 604-787-2946
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Bath, Kitchen, bsmt reno’’s Windows & Decks Electrical & Plumbing Baseboards & Moulding’s & Ceramics Free Est. Work guaranteed!
639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES
• Small & Big Moves • Internals • Single Items • Packing Supplies
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MOVING & STORAGE
or 604-614-3416 in Langley
For Computer Repairs and Home Theatre setups.
Handyman Services Finish Carpentry D 20 yrs-Reno’s & Repairs D Kitchens & Bath Remodels D Strata Maintenance, drywall D Flooring, Crown, all moldings D Decks-sheds-fences, Painting D No Job Too Small. $25-$35/hr
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE
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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WEED FREE MUSHROOM Manure 15 yds - $110 or Well Rotted 10yds - $125 Free delivery in Surrey. (604)856-8877
Call Mark (604)536-9092
Laminate & Hardwood
Service to fridges, stoves, washers, dryers & dishwashers. Reasonable.
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS #1 Rooﬁng Company in BC
Get your trees or tree removal done NOW while they’re dormant
✓ Tree & Stump Removal ✓ Certiﬁed Arborists ✓ 20 yrs exp. 60’ bucket truck ✓ Crown reduction ✓ Spiral pruning ✓ Fully insured. Best Rates
COLLECTORS SAXOPHONES Soprano Buecher Silver 80 yrs old, excellent condition $3000. Baritone Saxophone 1926 Silver CM Conn Ltd, all original $2700. Call 604534-2997
604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 Info: www.treeworksonline.ca
All types of Rooﬁng
Over 35 Years in Business
Call now & we pay 1/2 the HST
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Semiahmoo Tree Experts Danger Trees, Hedges Shaping, pruning, chipping. Fully insured. David Fast 604-536-5426
HOMES WANTED WE BUY HOUSES
Older Home? Damaged Home? Need Repairs? Behind on Payments? Quick CASH! Call Us First! 604.657.9422
633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS NEW DELUXE modular home $169,900. Rent or buy strata pad. Glenbrook. Chuck 604-830-1960
660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
Eaglehomes.ca NEW HOME AND LAND in the Shuswap! Doublewides and singlewides.... No Pad Rent! Close to shopping and recreation, Alice: 250-819-0047. email@example.com
CRESTWOOD MANOR 1321 Foster St. 1 Bdrm: $885/mo. In well maintained, newly updated building. Heat, hot water and secured u/g parking stalls incl’d. No pets, no BBQ’s.
SKYLINE APTS. WHITE ROCK 15321 Russell Ave
1 MONTH FREE RENT!! CALL FOR DETAILS
Nice quiet building. 1 & 2 bdrm suites. Includes: Hot water, cable, underground parking, video surveillance. NO PETS CALL 604-536-8499 www.cycloneholdings.ca
SUNNY WHITE ROCK QUIET BUILDING
Large bright Bachelor Penthouse with view $980mo. 1 Bdrm $865. Avail now. Incl Heat, H/Water, Prkg & Cable. 604-209-2004 or 604-842-2916 SURREY SOUTH
1850 Southmere Cr. East 1 bedroom suites for rent, heat, water, parking included in the rent, by Semiahmoo Library, $725 per month, available now.
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 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 WHITE ROCK. 2 bdrm, 1 bath. Newly painted. Nr Mall. $1195 incl heat-h/w. Senior oriented. NS/NP. 604-536-9565 or 778-385-9565. WHITE ROCK. 2 bdrm, newly reno’d, quiet bldg. incl heat/h.watr, prk, D/W. Avail Jan. 15. Sorry no pets. $950. Phone (604) 538-8408.
WHITE ROCK 3 Bdrm, 2 bath, expertly reno’d, D/W, lrg closet, hrdwd, $1350/mo 1 Bdrm, 1 bath, hrdwd, $840/mo Close to amenities. Adult Inspired Building, crime free multi-housing N/S, N/P. Call:
(604) 541-8857, 319-0615 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. White Rock: Avail. Now. 1 bdrm Top flr suite. Heat & h.w, cbl, prkg incl. n/s, n/p. Refs. Adult oriented. (604)531-7946
Close to Semiahmoo Mall
1 & 2 BEDROOM Concrete Hi-rise. 55+, NS/NP Heat, hot water, & light included
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HOMES FOR RENT
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
White Rock Gardens & Bayview Chateau
14989 Roper Avenue & 1371 Blackwood St. QUALITY APARTMENT RENTALS IN WHITE ROCK
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PROPERTY OWNERS To take care of your properties
TENANTS Houses/Condos/Townhouses Rental units available now
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Office: 604-534-7974 Ext: 205
707 APARTMENT FURNISHED MOVING OR RELOCATING? White Rock Sausalito Furnished 2 bdrm apt available, fully self contained, dogs okay. (604)538-3237 www.sausalitobb.com WHITE ROCK: Short Term furn exec rental. 1 bdrm, spac kitchen & liv/rm. Incl lndry, ph, int. & prkg. Lower than Hotel cost. $1500. Jan.1. 604-536-8595/778-881-4223
WHITE ROCK 1 Bdr cottage. Warm cozy, cute, bright. Lrg bk.yrd deck, share kit/ba, 4 appli. Sep. rooms under same roofline. Suit one $600/mo + 1/2 utils. 604-761-1693 WHITE ROCK. Exec 2 level 3000 s.f., 3 bdrm, gourmet kitchen, 2 lg decks w/ocean view. Suit prof cpl. $2700/mo. (604)531-7784
PROPERTY Rentals Have Qualiﬁed Tenants Need Homes
Call Sheri M 604-535-8080
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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HOMES FOR RENT
ALDERGROVE Rent-to-Own a brand new mobile home! Looking for outstanding tenant and will help you build equity! 778-908-0245 OCEAN PARK 12774-14B Ave 3 bd 1.5 bths, 5 appli. Sm pet OK. Feb 1. Min 1 yr, $1700/mo. 604-535-3412 SOUTH SURREY, spacious 6 bed, 4 bath in 2 yr old home (could be 4 bed + 2 bed suite). Stainless steel appl, dbl attch garage, lrg driveway. drive by #15 3495 147A Street, Surrey. email email@example.com or call 604-644-2807 S.SURREY 16th/160th spac 5 bdrm 2500 sq.ft. home, rec updates, 2.5 baths, 2nd kitch on grnd flr, deck. $2400. Jan 1st. N/S. (604)591-7991
S.SURREY 2 bdrm rancher on acreage, 24/140. Lrg liv/rm & F/P. Avail immed. $1000. 778-222-5438 S.SURREY South Pointe. 2 bdrm, 2 bath, 1150 sf Rancher. 5 appls, det 1 car gar. N/S. $1400. Feb. 1st. Call 604-542-6316 or 604-773-4715 WHITE ROCK 15592 Columbia Ave. Up & down duplex. Top Flr-$1300/mo. Main Floor $900/mo. n/p. n/s. $2200 for both or can be rented sep. 604-779-8579
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748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION S.SURREY Priv room w/en-ste in newer home, nice view nr shops & bus, ns/np. $700 incld utils. 604531-8147 eve/wkends.
These are condo-like building with breath taking views. This property is surrounded by impressive landscaping; Close to shopping and schools. Some suites with ocean views; Indoor & outdoor parking. Bach, one bedroom and two bedroom suites available. For more information and viewing
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Shared ownership late model 40’ 60’ cruising yachts moored on Vancouver Island & Lower Mainland. Sail & Power. Professionally maintained. 604-669-2248. www.one4yacht.com
ROOMS FOR RENT
WHITE ROCK. furnished bdrm in comfortable home. n/s, n/p. Nr Peace Arch Hosp. $425/mo. Avail. now. 604-536-6303
OCEAN PARK. 1 bdrm bright g/l apt. Nr shops and ocean steps. Sep entry, utils, w/l incl. Wood f/p, heated ceramic flrs in kitchen and bath. Jan 15. $950. Tricia 604-782-5553 OCEAN PARK - Avail immed. 1 bdrm & den, w/o bsmt in Exec. home. all appl. 900sf, f/p. N/S, NP $900/mo. Incl utils. (604)779-8579 OCEAN PARK - Lrg new 2 bdrm, 2 bths. Close to schools & bus. New appl. NS/NP. Avail Jan 1. $1100/mo incl utils/heat/cbl. 604-780-3676 S.Surrey: MUST SEE! New, bright, 2 bdrm, 1100+ sf. Nr hosp/frwy. Inste w/d, sec sys, all appls, prkg. $1000. Jan 1. N/S. 604-536-1070 WHITE ROCK 1 bdr + den 1000 s/f, Feb 1. F/P, w/d, garden, suit 1 mature person, incl ht & cbl. N/S. Sm. pet neg. Ref’s. $825. 604-536-2402 White Rock: 1 bdrm Ocean View Suite. $900/mo. Sep. entry. H/W flrs. Bright open plan. Avail. Jan. 1. Call Shawn O’Shea for more details. (604)531-1111
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
2002 NISSAN SENTRA GXE-4 dr. auto, 4 cyl. Air, Tilt, Cruise, pw, pdl, c/d, mint. $3850 (604)514-4849 2005 HONDA CIVIC DX Coupe- silver, 107,000 kms. Asking $8500: Call 778-846-8742
WHITE ROCK, small studio suite, 2 blks fr. beach. To mature woman, rent negot., utils incl. Less in exchange for some cleaning, errands. NS/ cat OK. Phone 1250-838-7496. or 604-536-1806.
OCEAN PARK: Wanted: tenant. Bright, clean 2/bdrm. Green outlook. Quiet adult $750/mo+ utils. N/P, N/S. Ref’s. (604)535-5953.
Mature Feb 1. home. Lease.
WHITE ROCK. FULLY furnished 2 large rooms. As new. 180 view. Patio, quiet, private, and prkg. NS/NP. $895. Call 604-535-4084. WHITE ROCK, nr beach, Ocean view, cozy 3 bdrm., main flr, 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.West beach, ocean view, clean, sm, bright, sunny 1 bdrm for 1 person. NP/NS. $650 incl. utils. Avail now. (778)881-0169
WHITE ROCK. Beautiful Ocean View on Bluff. Lg bright 1 BR suite. 5 appl. F/P. Suited for prof single,N/P N/S. Avail Jan 1 $1350/mo, Priv Ent 604-541-8991, Kathi
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White Rock cls to PAH new 1 bdrm own entry prkg, h/w, granite d/w $825 incl util NS/NP 604-535-0429
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
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AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $100 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
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1997 Chrysler Intrepid Sport 192K, well maint/good shape/runs well, 1 owner, $1500 as is, 604-460-2021.
WHITE ROCK E BEACH 1 bdrm bright 1 block to beach new house private entrance/patio alarm w/d Suits 1 person NS/NP Avail now $875/mo Refs 604-318-9925 WHITE ROCK- Large 1 bdrm suite overlooking Semiahmoo Bay. 3 min walk to beach. Deck, garage prkg, gas f/p, 5 appl. Priv entr. Wireless cable TV & utils incl. $1240/mo. n/s, n/p. Avail. now. (604)536-7336
TRUCKS & VANS
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1998 ACURA, 2.3 cyl, auto, 117K, 2 dr, leather, fully loaded, sunroof & AirCared. $4400. (604)502-9912 2000 HONDA CIVIC XE, auto, 4 door, 180kms, good cond. $3750. (778)878-6317
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1994 CHEV Van AC’d (Apr 2012) gd tires, new batt. $3200 gd cond Ph: 778-889-7681, 604-782 5840
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2011 CADILLAC SRX AWD “PREMIUM COLLECTION”
2011 CADILLAC CTS COUPE 3.6L RWD
Imperial Blue/Jet Black, Remote Start, Entertainment, Heated/Cooled Seats, Heated Rear Seats, Ultraview Sunroof, Park Assist, Power Liftgate Stock#1100460 MSRP 59,560
Tuscan Bronze/Ebony, Power Tilt Sunroof, Bose Sound, Sport package, Stock# 1102050 MSRP 51,075.00
80,000 km No Charge Scheduled Maintenance
2011 CADILLAC ESCALADE HYBRID Executive Demonstrator 7265 km’s, Sheer Lining Metallic/Ebony, Ultra Luxury, 22” Alloys, Entertainment, Navigation, Power Boards, Sunroof, Power Liftgate Stock # 108890 MSRP 100,145.00
WHITE ROCK. Avail. now. Modern 1 bdrm ste. lrg patio deck w/partial ocean view, nr beach. Pri ent, prkg, inste lndry. ns/np $1050 incl utils. 604-536-6295 or 778-788-0577.
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WHITE ROCK 4 yr/old 3bdrm ste with ocean view deck, nr E.beach, ns/np. $1600 +utils. 604-720-8655
WHITE ROCK: Furn 1 bdrm & den. TV, priv bth. Fridge, shr w/d, d/w. Nr bus & beach. Very priv. $600 all incl. Phone (604)536-7247.
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