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Help for Haiti: Morgan Elementary students have rallied behind teacher Teriann Carmichael to help her sister, Rebecca Honorat, assist in disaster-struck Haiti.  see page 111

Window-coverings manufacturer announces move south

140 left jobless as company closes doors Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

A South Surrey business with lengthy roots in the Lower Mainland is to cease operations this spring – a decision that includes laying off 140 people. Doreen Decker, a facility manager for Springs Window Fashions LLC, confirmed this week that Abbey Window Coverings, located in Campbell Heights at 19295 25 Ave., will discontinue manufacturing March 23, merging its customer-service operations

with those at Wisconsin-based Springs’ customer-service office in Williamsport, Pa. A brief news release issued Wednesday cites “the current soft conditions in the window-coverings market” as reason for the move; the process will take place “over the next few months.” Abbey was founded in 1978. Springs, which purchased the South Surrey plant in early 2007, also operates facilities in four U.S. states and Mexico. Products currently produced at Abbey are to be manu-

factured in other Springs facilities, Decker said. Employees said that although there have been changes to the plant’s operations over the past year – including elimination last fall of an afternoon shift – news Tuesday morning of the pending closure caught them off-guard. “People were crying,” said one long-term staffer, who asked to remain unidentified for fear of reprimand. “It was a shock... very sad.”

He said employees, many of whom are immigrants, were told the plant will stop taking customer orders on March 18, and that employees will receive eight weeks’ severance pay. While the man was confident his own skill set will serve him well in the search for a new job, he is concerned about the future of some of his fellow workers. “They’re killing 200 people’s livelihood,” he said. “This was really, really a blow to the face to many people.”

Thrill ride for teen plucked from sidelines just before relay

From fan to torchbearer Nick Greenizan Staff Reporter

A quick fast-food breakfast on her way to joining the throngs of spectators at the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay early Tuesday morning turned into a life-changing experience for Sara Groenewegen. Sara, 14, and her family were leaving McDonald’s in South Surrey at 6 a.m., when she was approached by a relay official. “Would either of you like to run with the Olympic torch?” Sara and her younger sister, Melanie, 11, were asked. While Melanie – it turned out – was too young, Sara had little time to mull the offer. The torch was about to leave South Point Exchange Mall, and was due in White Rock a half-hour later. Within minutes, the Elgin Park Secondary student found herself at White Rock Elementary, where she was hastily fit with red Olympic gloves and the same white tracksuit worn by ❝They decided to other torch runners. add one more spot From there, Sara at the last minute, – who is an athlete, herself, as a White just to make Rock Renegade – was somebody’s day.❞ thrust into a quick meeting with other White Rock torchbearers, where she was taught how to hold the flame, how to safely run with it and how to pass it off. “I was actually late for that meeting, because it was all so last-minute,” she said. “It was unbelievable – it all happened so fast. I was… speechless for 10 minutes.”

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Sara and Melanie Groenewegen await Sara’s big moment as the surprise final torchbearer on White Rock’s leg of the relay. Sara was told she would run the final 300-metre leg down Marine Drive, taking the torch from Olympian Sarah Evanetz, a swimmer at the ’96 Games in Atlanta, Ga. As Sara was the final runner on Marine Drive, she was told she would be responsible for lighting a large lantern, which would be transported to Peace Arch Park for the continuation of the relay. After a brief “enthusiastic warmup,” the torchbearers hopped into a van and were delivered to various starting locations.

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With thousands of onlookers lining the streets, Sara admitted to being a little taken aback – especially considering she didn’t have much in the way of preparation time. “I was so nervous that I could barely even move,” she said. “There were just swarms of people – I saw a lot of people I knew. I made sure to wave to all the little kids.” And then it was all over – an hour and a half after she was first approached. The next day, Sara was still coming to grips with her whirlwind experience – even

if she’s still not 100 per cent sure why she was chosen in the first place. “At first, they told me that I was replacing somebody who couldn’t make it, and I actually felt really bad about taking somebody else’s spot,” Sara said. “But later on, (a relay official) told my mom that they decided to add one more spot at the last minute, just to make somebody’s day. “And it definitely made mine. It’s been one of the greatest things that has ever happened to me. I’ll never forget it.”

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f there are any doubts about the meaningful. 2010 Winter Olympic spirit, they It symbolized the First Nations have been dashed this week with involvement in these Games, and the strong the overwhelming enthusiasm about the connections between Canada and the U.S. Games. that were strengthened when Mahre took This enthusiasm was, most appropriately, the torch onto U.S. soil before running back lit by the Olympic torch run. It through the Peace Arch. passed through Surrey, White Rock Frank Bucholtz Both Premier Gordon Campbell and Delta on Monday and Tuesday. and Washington Governor Crowds lined the streets, from the Christine Gregoire were on hand moment the Olympic flame entered for this special event. Surrey in Cloverdale on Monday The torch run continued to make afternoon until it passed over to its way through Delta later on Richmond from Delta later on Tuesday – again attracting large Tuesday. crowds wherever it went. In Cloverdale, thousands of The torch run has been an people (including children from 32 amazing success. Making its way all schools) were on hand while the across Canada, into many remote flame passed through the town. villages and isolated communities, The entire torch run took just eight it has brought the Olympics up minutes, yet most who were there close to many. felt they are part of the 2010 Winter Hundreds of thousands of people Olympics. have seen it pass by. Many have run The excitement built as the torch went with the torch, or at the very least had the through other parts of Surrey, from city opportunity to talk to a torch bearer. hall north into Fleetwood, Guildford and There has been lots of negativity about the Whalley. About 24,000 people were on Games in the past few years, and some of hand at Holland Park for the giant the questions raised are important community celebration, cheering ones. But one simple fact The Games as Olympic gold medallist and remains – the Games are here, the are here, the proud Surrey resident Daniel Igali community and the country have community and embraced them, and the spirit carried the flame on its last lap the country have embodied by the torch run has into the ceremony. What makes the size of the embraced them, had a lot to do with kindling a crowd more amazing was the flame of enthusiasm. and the spirit bright lack of parking near the Winter The next two weeks will be a embodied by the terrific experience. Olympics ceremonial site at Holland Park. Many people will see Olympic torch run has There was no parking within had a lot to do events up close; others will watch blocks, and Surrey’s internal them on television or go to with kindling a community venues like Holland transit service isn’t on the scale of bright flame of Park to be part of a much larger Vancouver’s. People found a way there anyway. gathering. enthusiasm. The Tuesday morning torch There will be all sorts of things run, which began just after 6 to do there every day of the a.m. in South Surrey and went into White Olympics – except Mondays and Tuesdays, Rock and down to the Peace Arch, also when it will be closed. drew large crowds — even more incredible No matter where you see the Games, they because of the early-morning hour. are now an indelible part of each of us who People wanted to be part of the torch run was fortunate enough to witness the torch and this was their chance. The ceremonial run. run by Rayne Williams of the Semiahmoo Frank Bucholtz writes Fridays for the First Nation, who passed the torch to U.S. Peace Arch News. He is the editor of the Olympian Phil Mahre, was particularly Langley Times.

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news Southridge student to represent Canada in Lithuania

‘With words, you can move an audience’ Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

There’s no debate – when it comes to public speaking, Kristine Ramsbottom knows her stuff. And thanks to impressive placement at the recent Canadian National Debate Championships, the Southridge School teen has earned a chance to test her knack for the spoken word on the world stage. “I’m still in shock,” the 17-year-old said Thursday of the win that secured her a spot on the Canadian Senior Debating team that will travel to Lithuania in April. “Worlds has been my goal since Grade 8... my life goal.” Ramsbottom, a Langley resident, clinched a place on the team during competition in Winnipeg last week, where, after events including Parliamentary Debating and Persuasive Speaking, she placed fifth overall amongst 39 competitors. Her best finish in the individual events came in Interpretive Reading, where she finished first after delivering what her coach Jan Holt described as “a dramatic and chill-

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Kristine Ramsbottom and coach Jan Holt. ing episode” from the novel Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. The story, set in France during the Second World War, tells of a young girl who locks her brother in a cupboard in the family’s apartment to protect him from arrest by the French police, believing she would be back a few hours later to let him out.

The book, as with everything about the different world wars, “spoke to me,” Ramsbottom said. Being able to successfully convey that passion to a group of people is “the most amazing feeling.” “I just love the fact that with words you can move an entire audience, and I felt that for the very first time when I was at this competition,” Ramsbottom said. Ramsbottom, in Grade 11 at Southridge, said she has enjoyed public speaking ever since kindergarten, when she spoke about pandas. Since joining the school’s debate club in Grade 8, she has focused her passion. Leading up to the national competition, Ramsbottom practised with the University of B.C.’s debate team and an outside coach in addition to twice-weekly sessions with her own school’s debate club. As well, she put in copious additional hours after school, sometimes staying as late as 7 p.m. Mastering the skill does not come easy, Holt said. She described debating as a “labourintensive sport… like intellectual jousting.”

Debating requires the ability to think quickly and argue both sides of an issue effectively. A solid background knowledge of world and current affairs is also critical, along with the ability to find weaknesses in an opponent’s side. Ramsbottom’s prowess in all of the above is not her only skill, Holt noted. The teen’s motivation and work ethic are also “unbelievable,” she said, particularly after the “major blow” dealt to her in Grade 10, when she didn’t qualify for the provincial-level competition. The defeat followed a year in which Ramsbottom made national tryouts, Holt said. “She was able to swallow that one and work harder to come back. That was a major triumph to come back and win the competition,” Holt said. Ramsbottom said word of her national success also marked another unique moment. “For the first time in that competition, I did not know what to say.” The World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championship takes place April 7-13 in Lithuania.

2010 celebrations

Let the Games begin The Olympic torch relay has come and gone, but there’s still a chance to celebrate the flame in White Rock tonight (Friday). A community celebration, hosted by the White Rock Spirit of B.C. Committee and the White Rock Business Improvement Association, takes place from 5:30-9 p.m. at White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Ave. The event will feature a number of activities for all ages to celebrate the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games – including face painting, Cupcake the Clown, fireworks and art displays, plaque painting courtesy of Color Groove Ceramics and hot chocolate, coffee and snacks from Notti Biscotti. A large screen will be set up outdoors to broadcast the opening ceremonies live, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and wear red in support of Canadian athletes. Tickets for an adults-only lounge inside the centre have already sold out. The lounge features two large screens for the ceremonies, a cash bar and food from local restaurants, including Cielos, Uli’s, Iguana’s, Keso Cheese Shoppe, Deluxe, Sandpiper Pub and Cuisine and Company. Q North of the Semiahmoo Peninsula, Holland Park (west of the King George Highway SkyTrain Station) will be abuzz with free events starting at 3 p.m. Visit for a list of activities until Feb. 28.

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Specialty knives are inserted into a two-year-old 40-kilogram wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano, honouring a centuries-old Italian tradition.

Olympics spur visit from big cheese group

Italian consortium drops in to say formaggio Hannah Sutherland Staff Reporter

South Surrey shoppers got a rare look at the opening of a 40-kilogram wheel of ParmigianoReggiano Thursday, when representatives from Italy visited a Grandview Heights grocer. Members of the Parmigiano-Reggiano Consortium – a marketing board that safeguards the authenticity of the brand – made the stop at newly opened Thrifty Foods as part of their visit to the 2010 Games, where it is sponsoring athletes as the official provider to Team Italy. Shoppers who crowded around the two-yearold wheel were told how, under European law, only cheese produced in five Italian provinces can be labelled Parmigiano-Reggiano – a name classified as a protected designation of origin. Members of the consortium – officially called Conzorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano-Reggiano – demonstrated the centuries-old art of

Igino Morini and Giuseppe Alai demonstrate, opening the wheel, which requires the use of five different knives. “To be here to witness this is quite the experience,” said Canadian distributor Lui Bruschetta,

who translated for the Italian visitors. The circumference of the wheel was scored before four of the knives were inserted at different points along the cut. A shorter, almondshaped blade was then worked around the incision to create the necessary pressure for the wheel to split naturally. Once opened, the top half of the approximately $2,000-wheel was brought around for spectators to smell, and chunks were cut off for all to taste. Bruschetta said Thrifty Foods opens its Parmigiano-Reggiano using the same traditional method, rather than resorting to wires or saws. Consortium members now plan to visit the grocer’s Victoria location this weekend, where they will present it with a silver knife – a recognition given to retailers that raise awareness and promote Parmigiano-Reggiano. Only two other such knives have been given in Canada.


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Derek Collins, chief of operations at the Douglas border, said every effort is being made to maintain security and efficiency during the 2010 Olympics.

Preparing for Games Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

Longer full-access hours and a dedicated “Olympic family” lane are among steps in place at the local border to facilitate travel during the 2010 Winter Games. And while there has been no indication of trouble to come, Canada Border Services Agency officials say they are paying even closer attention to those lining up to cross into the country, just in case. “We would be foolish to assume it’s not a target,” said Derek Collins, chief of operations at the Douglas port. “The government has not increased any level, but we are… on a natural heightened state of vigilance. “We will be prepared to deal with whatever comes our way.” Collins said CBSA has redeployed border officers from across the country to boost staffing at the local ports, enabling all traffic lanes to remain open during extended hours, from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. To avoid delays, travel-

lers are encouraged to cross outside of peak hours, he said. At the Douglas border, one of two Nexus lanes has been dedicated for those with Olympic accreditation. It is not for people who simply have tickets to an event, Collins noted. Collins expects statistics that show a nearly 50 per cent increase in traffic volume over this time last year will likely increase in the coming days then hold steady through the Games. The first week of February, 26,800 vehicles crossed into Canada at the Douglas border. The number of secondary inspections conducted in the coming weeks is also likely to increase, he said. “We’re spending a lot of money to make sure the Games go off safely and securely,” he said. Collins said enthusiasm for the Games is high amongst border personnel, and he is no exception. “I’m a big sports guy and I believe in the Games,” he said. “It’s kind of neat to get a chance to be part of all that.”

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Haiti heartbreak will endure beyond crisis he celebrity-studded telethons are over. The nightly coverage on the television news has dwindled to a story or two, shuffled over the past few days behind snow updates from Cypress Mountain and security preparations for the Olympics. Scenes of devastation are now already passé; it takes the rescue of someone buried in rubble for more than a week to stir the media’s attention. But the heartbreak of Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake will endure for years. The quake that struck the Caribbean nation Jan. 12 killed more than 200,000 and injured an estimated 300,000 more – a death toll comparable to that wreaked by the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Long after CNN has pulled its last correspondent from Haiti’s Port-au-Prince capital, the people who survived the disaster will still be burying their dead, they’ll still be digging through the rubble of their homes and businesses, trying to repair their shattered lives and rebuild some semblance of normalcy. Sadly, the odds are stacked against them. Haiti was a ruined country long before the 7.0-magnitude earthquake tore it apart, ravaged by decades of poverty, economic collapse and political misrule, including 33 military coups in 200 years. Despite $5 billion in foreign aid over the past decade, most Haitians still live in squalor, without basics like clean water and sewer lines. For many, education and literacy are a pipe dream. Food is scarce; the country’s agriculture has been stripped by environmental degradation from over-cultivation and deforestation. The search for quake survivors was officially called off on Jan. 23, 11 days after countless lives were changed forever. While it may feel good to drop a few bills into a collection jar at a Semiahmoo Peninsula restaurant, or open up the chequebook after calling a 1-800 phone number – and we can’t help but commend fundraising efforts such as those wrapping up today at Morgan Elementary – it’s important we don’t shut Haiti from our consciousness once we’ve made those selfless acts. Because the money that is pledged now may rebuild homes and infrastructure in the immediate future, but it will take much more to rebuild a country.



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Order of Canada had been stripped because of “his multiple criminal convictions, for which there are no outstanding appeals.” His criminal history – a sad list of theft, assault and drinking-anddriving convictions – is reflective of his battle against personal demons, t’s reassuring to witness the Consider another B.C. boy – our Man- substance abuse chiefly among them. groundswell of compassion building in-Motion, Rick Hansen, a paraplegic He’s currently serving a term in jail, athlete who encircled the behind Steve Fonyo. an unlikely but by no means unheard globe and then finally across The 44-year-old Surrey of residence for a member in good Jennifer Lang Canada in a 26-month odyssey mechanic was recently stripped standing of the Order. of Canada’s highest civilian in support of If a stint at con college It’s clear Fonyo’s honour – the Order of Canada spinal cord was all it took to lose 25-year-old sacrifice still the honour, then why research. he received for running across At 19, Fonyo the country in 1985, raising matters to us, even if we should disgraced theatre may have lacked more than $13 million for Garth Drabinsky regard the man himself mogul cancer research. the grace and or media baron Conrad with some ambivalence. Black – someone who’s good looks of The timing of the news – on Terry or Rick’s the eve of the 2010 Winter renounced his Canadian easy charm and emotional Olympics and Paralympic citizenship no less – still have theirs Games – strikes people as maturity, virtues that easily won despite fraud convictions? particularly galling. us, and the world, over. Perhaps the decision also rankles Fonyo, reputedly abrasive, at It also coincided with the our sense of fair play – a particularly times curt, with the media, not arrival of the Olympic torch timely value now that the Games are so much. relay’s arrival in British Coumbia, a imminent. province where the spectacle of a crossBut he was an ordinary person who set Above all, there’s a sense that for all Canada marathon holds particular out to accomplish something that still his troubles, Fonyo deserves to keep his seems incredible. symbolic value. legacy intact. And he did it. We seem to have produced our share He may not currently reflect the values In letters, editorials and online of plucky heroes, underdogs who embodied by the Order of Canada. refused to be defined by the limits comments, supporters have rallied to But he once did. And his fans and his champion his legacy. It’s clear Fonyo’s their bodies – or society – might community holds out hope that he will 25-year-old sacrifice still matters to us, place on them. As a boy, Fonyo lost again. even if we regard the man himself with his leg to cancer, just like Terry Fox, Jennifer Lang is a reporter with the whose Marathon of Hope was never some ambivalence. Cloverdale Reporter, a sister paper to the completed. The press release explained Fonyo’s Peace Arch News.

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Learn the facts, then decide Editor: Re: White Rock tries to rescind trash bids, Feb. 3. Coun. Lynne Sinclair’s motion to rescind a call for garbage collection quotes from the private sector smacks of pro-union protectionism. It’s obvious she – and the councillors that voted in favor of her motion – would rather the public be kept in the dark when it comes to the value they receive for their tax dollars, than have the current collection system held up to real-world financial scrutiny. These councillors need to be reminded they have been elected to manage the city in a fiscally responsible manner. Once all the information needed to make a decision has been made available, they can then go on record as to which option they support. Trying to thwart the process at this stage is a transparent and disgraceful attempt to avoid having to justify their position once all the facts are on the table. Glen Gerow, White Rock

lifestyle; that is, if you enjoy culture more than sports. My eyes may be glued to the TV screen during this time. But then, I realize, that might not be good for my health. I, along with all other seniors, need to exercise and keep active in activities we enjoy, even if that means just socializing. As seniors, we should stay fit and healthy. Seniors would surely benefit by participating in the 2010 BC Seniors Games hosted by Comox Valley and Campbell River from Sep. 15-18. The 2011 BC Seniors Games will be hosted by Nelson, Castlegar and Trail from Aug. 16-20, and the 2012 BC Seniors Games will be hosted by Burnaby from Aug. 21-25. These special seniors games will highlight the positive side of aging and challenge older adults to maintain an active lifestyle long after they retire. Also, it might invigorate other seniors to start practising their youthful sport or arts passion and demonstrate their talents and expertise to the younger generation.

I suggest we keep the Olympic spirit going by supporting and participating in the Seniors Games. I am especially looking forward to the 2012 Seniors Games in Burnaby. How about you? Ingrid Shelton, White Rock

Cancel all the planned towers Editor: A few points to consider for the amendment to the White Rock bylaw to amend the maximum storeys from 21 to 12 in town centre mixed-use zoning. The amendment still paves the way for 21 storeys due to “averaging,” and existing projects will not be cancelled. This is unacceptable. The previous council was voted out because of citizen outcry at unwanted highrises. Just cancel them and amend the bylaw to be consistent with the citizenry’s

Editor: Re: A boulevard by George, Feb. 3. What’s with the name change for King George Highway to King George Boulevard? Does someone in Surrey City Hall have relatives in the printing business, with all the new letterheads and business cards? Or maybe in the sign makers? If they wanted a name change, why not a contest for a better name than that – Semiahmoo Trail, Wayne Gretzky Way, Terry Fox Boulevard, Rick Hansen Trail... Loads of others, I’m sure. Not much mileage out of this change. Bill Cobb, Surrey

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Torchbearer Gordon Janzen (right) is proud to have run on the Peninsula.

Community delivers Editor: I had the incredible good fortune to be selected as an Olympic torchbearer, and the even better fortune to get to run in White Rock. (I had the leg that turned from Buena Vista onto Marine Drive). I can’t tell you how excited and moved all the torchbearers were by the enormous and enthusiastic turnout early Tuesday morning.

The Olympics bring out the bright side of humanity and tie communities together better than anything else I can think of. The Peninsula showed that this week. I’m sure Canadians will take home a record haul of medals in the next 20 days, but it feels like we’ve already won. Gordon Janzen, North Vancouver

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There is hope for patients Editor: Re: ‘I am really scared,’ Jan. 29. Even when I was told I had a lump in my breast, I couldn’t feel it myself. I was fortunate to have a surgeon who gave me options. And I opted for a “modified radical” procedure. No chemo, no radiation, and here I am 33 years later. There is always hope, and women should not be scared to have themselves checked. That said, in the Peace Arch Hospital mammogram room there is a notice that says some lumps are too deep, and a follow-up ultrasound is recommended. When I commented to my GP that there must be a better way than the mammogram “clamp,” she observed: “Not until a man has to have one.” M.E. Davidson, White Rock

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Editor: The long-awaited Vancouver Olympic Winter Games are at our doorsteps. Running from Feb. 12-28, they are followed by the Paralympic Winter Games for athletes with any disability from March 12-21. Are you going to cheer on your favourite venue or sports activity in person or will you watch it on TV? The Olympics make me think of the positive effects of such an undertaking. We will be privileged to watch the top sports stars from around the world – including some from countries we may not even have heard of. Furthermore, the cultural aspects of the Olympics might bring some excitement to our sedentary

wishes. We need arable land and sunlight to be self-sufficient, because we can’t continue “importing” to our city increasingly scarcer resources. We are now on a path to bloody combat because we chase monetary illusions – lower property taxes – instead of health and relationships. City decision-makers, please use the criteria of the path to ethical, sustainable living in your planning. As an individual or member of an organization, ask the four questions: • Take: Can the Earth replace what I take? • Make: Will I cause toxins to seep into earth, air or water? • Break: Will I break the web of life; the biodiversity of flora and fauna? • Stake: Will my choices rob the stake others have in resources to meet their needs – today or in the future? Rebecca Mular, White Rock

Editor: A hearing concerning the death of three farm workers was recently completed. Their deaths should never have happened. The proper equipment could have saved them – for instance, a used school bus having dual wheels on the rear for stability, plus proper seating. Imagine what would happen if a rear tire should blow out on a single-wheel unit. Loss of control. In the matter of proper seating, a used school bus has what is needed. Seatbelts could be added, if not already installed. They save lives. The transportation of a large group of people is no easy task and there is need for proper equipment. Farm work is hard work. These hardworking people are a strong link in our food chain, and a great asset to our community. Give them our best. Frank Ratz, Surrey

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news Facebook page protests potential new school calendar

Group opposes changes Sheila Reynolds Black Press

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A Facebook group has been established in opposition to a Surrey school district proposal to alter the school calendar so that classes would start in midAugust rather than September. The online page, called “Say NO to mandatory summer school,” says: “Surrey school board is planning to make changes that will effect the life of your child. Do you want to lose your summer?” Most of the comments on the page, which as of Thursday had 66 members, object to the suggestion that a portion of the usual summer break be spread out during the school year. A draft 2011-2012 school district calendar shows that instead of having all of July and August off, students would have July and only half of August off, essentially exchanging those summer weeks for two weeks off at the beginning of October. There would be the usual Christmas vacation and two weeks of spring break, which Surrey already implemented this year. Information on the Facebook page indicating students would have all of December and April off is incorrect. (Check http://www. balanced-calendar.html to view

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news Long-range X-ray scanners among new tools

Transit cops ramp up patrols, technology Jeff Nagel Black Press

Extra nightly patrols by Transit Police are now being mounted to guard against trouble makers who might tamper with TransLink’s facilities or vehicles during the Olympic Games. Sgt. Tom Seaman won’t use the word “terrorists,” but it’s clear the measures are aimed at bigger threats than graffiti artists out to do some nocturnal tagging. “We’re concerned about any type of interference any group might entertain and we want to ensure we are out there protecting the system as best we can,” he said. He said the after-dark patrols will use heat-seeking devices to determine if people have walked through certain areas near stations, bus depots and other TransLink property. The force has also acquired two Contributed photo sniffer dogs – a black lab and a golden Sniffer dogs are training to work retriever – but they’re in training and with Transit Police. not likely to see action before the officers, and Seaman said the force Games are over. Other technology is at the ready to will use overtime to deploy roughly determine whether a suspicious bag double the number of officers it usually has on the system for much of left behind might be a bomb. Mobile X-ray units can be used by the Games. The aim is to have officers at all busy Transit Police officers to scan anything suspicious from a considerable stations at all operating times. So far, officers haven’t been notidistance. fied of any specific “The device is very powerful,” Seaman said. ❝We’re concerned about threats, Seaman said. Nor have they had “We can X-ray a bag any type of interference any reports of pickat one end of a station any group might pockets. from the other end – or entertain.❞ Most of the action even through a door.” Tom Seaman so far has involved They can also swab Transit Police giving directions to bags or other objects international visito detect explosive subtors, who Seaman said are mostly stances. Other measures are also in place, delighted with the transit system, such as relocating newspaper boxes particularly the Canada Line and further away from busy station the “very popular” SeaBus ride from Vancouver’s Waterfront Station to the entrances. There are now 170 Transit Police North Shore.

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Fraser Health balances budget Jeff Nagel Black Press

The Fraser Health Authority will end its financial year in April with a balanced budget, but it’s far from clear whether more cuts will be required in the months ahead. Victoria had previously indicated the authority would get a 5.8 per cent budget increase for 2010. But officials say that depends on how much money the provincial government earmarks for health care when it hands down its new budget after the Olympics are over. Fraser averted what threatened to be a $160-million deficit for 2009-10 by postponing surgeries, cutting grants and programs and restructuring its operations. A variety of psychiatric, detox and residential care beds were closed, and acute care beds occupied by elderly long-term care patients were redesignated so

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news Revised project returns to council after numerous changes

Etpa development to go before public hearing Hannah Sutherland Staff Reporter

The Epta proposal – a residential building along George Street and a mixed-use rental residential/commerical building along Johnston Road – will go to public hearing March 1. White Rock council voted to rescind third reading given to the project last June, when it was still presented as a seniors independent-living facility. When the proposal returned to city hall last November as a general-market apartment project – after proponents said they were unable to secure financing for a

seniors-oriented development – council’s land-use committee sent it back to the beginning of the application process. A public information meeting has since been held, the results of which were presented in a report to council Monday. Epta Properties vice-president Angelo Tsakumis summarized the Feb. 3 meeting in a letter to city development services director Paul Stanton, which said 30 people attended the open house and the response was positive. “Most were interested to see how the designs of the buildings had changed from the initial proposal

after his wife spotted A Columbian national “a shadowy figure” standing by their arrested Feb. 7 told window. police he entered The suspect is Canada illegally in described as a the hopes of gaining Caucasian male, refugee status. approximately 20 to 25 U.S. Customs and years old, and wearing Border Protection a dark hoodie. officials alerted Surrey There was no sign of RCMP to a suspected forced entry. border jumper at about Neighbourhood 7:30 p.m. Sunday, after patrols spotting did not a male locate the walking suspect, near 172 however, Street and 0 police were Avenue. able to get When a footprint located by impression police here, from the the male scene. produced a Columbian Anyone with informapassport and explained tion should call 604his plan to seek refugee 599-0502. status, said Const. Free clubs Kenn Meglic. He was For anyone needing arrested and handed an anti-theft device for over to Canadian their vehicle, a limited immigration officials. number are available Suspicious male free-of-charge at the Police patrolled the South Surrey RCMP 2000-block of 150 Community Policing Street Jan. 29 following Station. a report of a suspicious Const. Kenn Meglic person. said the clubs will be Const. Kenn Meglic given out on a firstsaid a man called police come, first-served at about 9:40 p.m., basis.

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Morgan Elementary Grade 6 teacher Teriann Carmichael and student Nicholas Castellani track the school’s progress raising money for Haiti. Below, Carmichael’s sister, Rebecca Honorat, is in Haiti, providing aid and documenting the destruction caused by an earthquake last month. Brian Giebelhaus photo

Teacher providing updates on sister living in Haiti

School unites for earthquake victims Grand-Goave, which Carmichael said is a long drive from the country’s capital. “You’re in shock,” she recalled. “In your mind, she’s a long way from Port-auPrince.” She knows now her sibling was just 30 miles from the Jan. 12 quake’s epicentre. While Honorat and the 100 children she cares for are safe, most of the buildings in their community were demolished. They are currently living on their “soccer field,” which Carmichael said is nothing more than a large dirt area. People inhabiting Contributed photo makeshift shelters is now a common sight in Haiti – a harsh reality that has left an impression on Nicholas Castellani, a Grade 5 student at

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The Winter Olympics & Valentine’s Day By George Bell, Advantage Bell Travel Yes those exciting Winter Olympics we’ve been waiting for are here. But guys, did you remember that Valentine’s Day is also fast approaching? Today’s Peace Arch News marks the day of the Opening Ceremonies and Heather and I are looking forward to being there. For the next three weeks we and many of our guides will be working for Panasonic, a major Olympics sponsor. We’ll be looking after their many guests and experiencing the events they’ll be enjoying. It is a tough life for us! Many of you will be there, I’m sure, but you will also be thinking ahead to a vacation or journey somewhere in this world some time soon. To assist you, here are some specials we have to tempt you during February. We want you to “feel the love�

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lifestyles Olympic spirit An Ocean Park couple is showing support for the 2010 Games with a display that is turning the heads of passersby. It’s not just the presence of Olympic rings on Nick and Elinor Brajcich’s balcony that have people talking and snapping pictures, but how the symbol was constructed. “We were looking for hula hoops,” Nick said. “We couldn’t find them Doug Shanks photo anywhere.” Nick and Elinor Brajcich show their Games support with an So, the Brajcichs Olympic display on the balcony of their Ocean Park home. opted for steeringwheel covers instead, Presented by White six and has more than including the athletes,” interlacing them with Rock Hospice Society, Sources’ David Young 150 live performances lights. the event will feature said in a statement. under her belt. Nick acquired the The grant, announced Leanne Page, soprano; She has also had her Canadian flag hanging this week and to be Trudy Bishop, piano; fair share of singing beside the display on and Celia Collin, violin. successes, from presented during Feb. 16, 1965 – the day Friday’s Olympic Additional parking the 2008 Diamond after the Maple Leaf celebrations in White will be available at in the Rough Live replaced the Union Rock, was awarded by Church on Oxford Hill, Performance title to Jack. He hung it on his White Rock’s Spirit 1519 Oxford St. earning top spot in the 80-foot commercial of B.C. Committee. It Admission is by 2009 Surrey City Jams fishing boat, which he is to strengthen the donation for hospice. competition. Rector’s said was the first vessel sector’s ability set Monday, scheduled commissioned under Payton performs for 4:15 p.m., is to last volunteer to achieve excellence, the new flag. Up-and-coming said committee chair 30 minutes. “It was kind of neat South Surrey singer Andrea Keen. to be the Payton Rec- Volunteer grant Sources’ volunteers first one tor is to A $1,000 Olympic do everything from to be able give a perLegacy grant for prepare tax returns to to use it,” formance Sources will benefit a help out at Sources’ he said. “I of Olympic program most fitting food bank. The agency kept it as a proportions with the spirit of the also provides a service memento.” Monday. Games, officials say. that connects aspiring The “The money will be volunteers with Brajcichs The 12-year-old used for our Volunteer organizations in need. put up the is among Services program, Last year, Sources’ 140 display – complete with which is most in staff and 220 volunteers a stuffed doll dressed as more than 50 performers booked for the main keeping with the donated almost 20,000 a skier – last week, and stage at Richmond’s O Olympic Spirit which hours of their time to plan on taking it down Zone. Rector has been sees so many people Sources’ 14 White Rock after the Paralympics. singing since she was volunteer their time and Surrey programs.

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The Surrey Art Gallery will receive $250,000 worth of upgrades.

The Surrey Art Gallery will be getting a little taller and there will be more room for storage, as the city and federal government partner on almost $250,000 worth of improvements. On Thursday afternoon, the federal government committed to investing $122,000 through the Heritage Canada Fund toward a “collections vault” at the Surrey Art Gallery, located at 13750 88 Ave. The city will be match-

ing that commitment, according to Surrey Coun. Mary Martin, who chairs the city’s parks committee. Martin said the expansion will be a vital addition to the art gallery. “We have so may important collections that need to be preserved,” Martin said. “This is huge, we’ve been looking at this for a number of years.” Martin said renovations won’t increase the footprint of the existing building, but will add space on top. “It’s a significant amount of space,

enough to allow us to continue collecting,” Martin said. Joan Owen, president of the Surrey Art Gallery Association, said the gallery “will be able to move forward with its plan to expand and extend the breadth of its exhibitions and education programming.” The news “is immensely valuable in helping the Surrey Art Gallery build a cultural legacy for future residents of Surrey, the province of British Columbia and Canada as a whole,” she said.


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■ Go Bananas for Reading, a show designed to encourage and teach sound reading skills, March 8 at 1:30 p.m. at White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Ave., featuring the Great Smartini and magical talents 11-yearold Hannah Christensen and her assistant, Coconut the Talking Monkey. Pre-registration required. 604-541-2201.

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■ South Surrey/White Rock Seniors Coffee and Connect Tour – a bus tour of community services, including lunch – Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost, $5 donation to Sources. To register, call 604-542Tuesday 4357 from ■ Crescent 9 a.m. to 1 United p.m. Church ■ R.C.L. Annual PanL.A. #240 cake Supper luncheon Feb. 16 from Feb. 18 at 5:30 to 6:45 noon at p.m. at 2756 127 St. Adults, 2643 128 St. ■ BCAA $6; children Traffic 10 and under, Safety Foundation Mature $3; families, $16. Drivers Workshop, pre■ The Trollsons present sented by White Rock a 30-minute storytelling RCMP Community Policshow that the audience ing, Feb. 18 and March 18. helps to tell March 16 at Review your driving and 1:30 p.m. at White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista learn practical tips. For information or to enroll, Ave. Pre-registration call White Rock Leisure required. Info, 604-541Services, 604-541-2231. 2201. ■ Alzheimer Society ■ Fraser Valley Estate Planning Council meeting of B.C. free telephone May 18 at Eaglequest Golf workshop – Activities to do with a Person with Centre at Coyote Creek, Dementia – Feb. 25 from 7778 152 St. Registration 7 to 8 p.m. Hear about and networking starts activities and the benefits at 5:45 p.m.; dinner is they have for people with at 6:30 p.m. Cost, $50 Alzheimer’s and dementia. for non-members. Info, To register, visit www. 604-541-2690 or carey@ learning.php or call 1-866■ The King’s Banquet 396-2433. Soup Kitchen offers nutritious meals Tuesdays ■ BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation Mature from 3:45 to 6 p.m. at Star Driver’s Workshop Feb. of the Sea Community 18 and March 18 at White Hall, 15262 Pacific Ave. For more information, visit Rock Community Centre from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Learn about the changes Wednesday that occur with age and ■ WR/SS Women’s Prointerfere with the ability bus Club, for retired and to drive safely, review semi-retired professional/ your driving skills and

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■ Adult Irish Dancing classes Fridays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Elks Club, 1469 George St. Call Olwyn at 604-536-5128 for more info. ■ Dancing at Kent Street Activity Centre, Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. For ages 50-plus. 604-5412231. ■ English Country Dance classes at Clayton Hall, 18513 70 Ave., from 7 to 9 p.m. Cost is $7 per class or $35 for all. For info, call 604-574-7530 or email ■ Israeli Folk Dance Classes held free every Monday night from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Seaview Church, 14633 16 Ave. Instruction for new beginners of all ages at 7 p.m. Info, contact Marie at 604-536-0195 or visit www.ifdwm.piczo. com ■ Scottish Country Dance classes Wednesdays from 7 to 10 p.m. at Sullivan Hall, 6303 152 St. Info, 604-536-1367, 604531-4595 or www.wrscdc. org

dancing until 11 p.m. Info, ■ Seniors Dancing 604-536-0195 or www. will be held Monday afternoons at Sunnyside ■ Weekly singles Hall, 1845 154 St., from dances. Greater 1 to 4 p.m. For more Vancouver Dance information, phone 604Association. 538-5657. For info, call ■ Surrey 604-535International 1388. Folk Dancing ■ White Thursdays Rockers from 7:30 Square to 9:30 p.m. Dance at Walnut Club meets Road school, 15152 82 Sundays from 1 to Ave. Drop-in 4 p.m. at fee $3. For White Rock Lawn Bowling more information, call Club, 1079 Dolphin St. 604-594-9946. Each session, $5. Contact ■ Surrey Square 604-817-9350, 604-538Wheelers Square Dance Club holds classes at Port 8660 or ■ Women’s Circle Dance Kells Community Hall, last Monday of the month 18918 88 Ave. For more at First United Church information, phone 604from 7 to 9 p.m. For more 581-3146, 604-864-6856 or information, call 604-5351-800-335-9433, or visit 9731 or 604-802-5040. Admission by donation. ■ Surrey Swings every Sunday at the Jump Joint. Faith No partner required. All ■ A Course in Miracles ages welcome. $5 High study group meets Monschool swing club memdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. bers, $2. Dance lesson in Ocean Park. $10 per from 7 to 8 p.m. Social week. Contact Christie


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Mystery of ‘missing’ heat raising many questions A s folks in Europe recover of low pressure and cool water. from a blast of unusually In an El Nino year, warm water severe winter weather, is pushed across the Pacific I wonder how they towards the west coast Roy Strang are reacting to the of South America forecast that 2010 will where, by altering the be the hottest year ever usually-productive recorded? marine environment, it Last year, the sun brings down fish stocks was at the bottom of and disrupts fisheries. its 11-year brightness North American cycle, and so is expected winters tend to be to burn more brightly warmer and less snowy this year. At the same than average except in time, an El Nino event the extreme southwest, appears to be happening. which receives more This forecast is based rain than usual. on observations of sea Typically, the Pacific temperatures in the northwest experiences western Pacific and the ENSO mild, foggy winters and warm, cycle which averages about five early springs. years, but can be as short as The warmer water brings three years or as long as 12. southern marine species The EN component deals northwards and sockeye salmon with the temperature of frequent Johnstone Strait waters, surface waters off the coasts of and not the more southerly Indonesia and the Philippines; Strait of Juan de Fuca, which has the SO component, or Southern international implications for Oscillation, relates to changes in fisheries. atmospheric pressure above the The first law of thermodynamsurface of the western, tropical ics states that energy can be Pacific Ocean. transformed but neither created In an El Nino event, the nor destroyed. Applying this surface pressure is high and law, scientists have examined the the water warm while its heat balance in the Pacific. counterpart, a La Nina event, They found that sea level rise has the opposite characteristics is apparently consistent with

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Peace Arch News Friday, February 12, 2010

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We enjoyed this review of our restaurant so much, we have decided to share it with you again: Looking for a place where you can find top-notch customer service, fresh and delicious food and a comfortable atmosphere, all while staying on budget? Look no further than Delrios restaurant in Ocean Park, for a casual dining experience with food that is anything but average. Hormoz Having heard much ado about Delrios’ food and service, I had to see for myself what all the fuss was all about – and I wasn’t disappointed. The soft decor and warm ambience of this family hot spot – located at 1669 128 St. – are a perfect complement to the friendly and outgoing nature of both our server and Delrios owner, Hormoz. Looking around the room at the variety of patrons – from seniors to families, couples and youths – it was easy to see that the restaurant appeals to all age groups. Aside from our waitress’ quick and friendly service, it was obvious that cleanliness is also high on the list of Delrios’ priorities, as the restaurant was in tiptop shape, despite being quite busy. As if I wasn’t already impressed by the atmosphere, wonderful service and sparkling dining room, the food really blew me away. I had to try an appetizer, as the menu boasts several favourites including pita with tsatziki sauce, calamari, chicken fingers, mushroom caps, french onion soup and several delicious and fresh salads. I settled on the mushroom caps, which were some of the tastiest I’ve ever had – though the calamari that went by on its way to another table was enough to make my mouth water. I had heard a lot about Delrios’ slow-cooked BBQ ribs, so I couldn’t resist giving them a try. And they were as good as they sound – tender and cooked to perfection so the meat fell right off the bone. Despite being completely stuffed by the generous portion, I left the restaurant wondering when I could return and try another Delrios classic: New York steak and seafood, served with fresh veggies, rice pilaf or baked potato, coleslaw, onion rings and mushrooms. Having proudly served the Peninsula for more than a decade, Hormoz and his dedicated staff will be happy to provide you with a dining experience you won’t soon forget.

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Why bother battling traffic in Downtown Vancouver to shop, when the most diverse selection of trendy clothes and accessories is right here on the Peninsula? One visit to Zig Zag Fashion Boutique in Peninsula Village, and you can see why it’s become a favourite of women in White Rock/South Surrey for more than 15 years. The knowledgeable and friendly staff love nothing more than helping customers find the look that suits Kerry, Manager them perfectly, one reason why people keep coming back to Zig Zag year after year, despite increased competition in the area. The store’s wide scope of brand name merchandise is another aspect that makes it one of the best places to shop in town. With denim brands including Not Your Daughter’s Jeans and Jag Jeans, and shoe brands including Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, 9 West, Fly London, and even MBT and Blundstone for men and women, it’s no surprise residents are ditching plans to cross the border and instead are staying home to satisfy their fashion needs. And the loyalty between Zig Zag staff and customers goes both ways. The store offers a unique discount program that rewards customers with points on every purchase of regular-priced merchandise. When a customer reaches 500 points, they receive a $50 gift card to spend in the store. If it’s your birthday, make sure you take time to visit Zig Zag, as the store offers a 25 per cent discount to help you celebrate your big day. As the days slowly start to get longer and the weather begins to improve, the staff at Zig Zag are getting ready for a fun spring and summer season of fashion. According to store manager Kerry, we can expect gladiator sandals, both flat and heeled, to be a hot item this spring and summer. Cowboy boots, which have made a resurgence the past few seasons will again be popular, but expect to see some softer, pale colours, such as pink and cream, for a lighter, summery look. Strappy platform sandals will be a hit, as well as the ballerina flats that were all the rage last year, and there will be lots of metallics – both gold and silver – on the shelves in all styles of shoes. Expect to see clothes in a lot of corral and orange tones, as well as peasant-style blouses in white which will be a dominant trend. Skinny jeans will continue to be more popular than their wide-legged counterparts – perfect to match with those trendy cowboy boots. Denim jackets and bright-coloured clutches are another style we should expect to see plenty of this spring and summer. Whatever style or trend you seek, the staff at Zig Zag Fashion Boutique will help you find the perfect look so you’ll leave their store feeling your best.

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Peace Arch News Friday, February 12, 2010

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The knowledgeable staff at Robertson Hearing are celebrating 26 years of helping the hearing-impaired. They offer a full range of audiometric services, utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and procedures. What are you offering to your customers that sets you apart from the competition? David Howie, owner/operator, wife Lenore, and David Howie, President Marlene Jatsura, office manager and receptionist, are experienced, friendly professionals who enjoy assisting patients. They quickly put all visitors at ease. It is their goal to maintain exceptional service as their top priority.

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What have been the key ingredients to running a successful business here on the Peninsula? Robertson Hearing’s practice continues to grow. They attribute this success to referrals from happy customers, and to offering state-of-the-art technology, the finest quality products, and a willingness to go that extra mile for their patients. What would the public be surprised to learn about your business? Robertson Hearing, opened in 1983, is proud to be the longest-established Hearing Aid Clinic on the Peninsula. House calls or hospital calls can be arranged for hearing tests, if patients are physically unable to come into their office. What new, innovative products or services are you offering for 2010? David Howie is enthusiastic about the tremendous advancements in hearing aid technology. In particular, OPEN CANAL hearing instruments have revolutionized the hearing aid industry. Patients fitted with these tiny, lightweight instruments are amazed at the clarity and comfort in noisy environments. They are delighted to hear their own voice naturally, and often forget they are even wearing a hearing aid. David invites you to make an appointment for a COMPLIMENTARY hearing assessment and consultation. Learn how today’s superior technology can dramatically improve your hearing potential...there are so many great things to hear...don’t miss out!!

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White Rock Players’ Club For more than 65 years, the White Rock Players’ Club has been entertaining audiences with gut-busting humour to tear-jerking drama. The tradition of highcalibre productions is set to continue this year, as the club prepares for another season of comedy, drama and music at the Coast Capital Playhouse. Opening this week and expected to bring plenty of laughs is Bedtime Stories, by popular Canadian playwright Norm Foster. This play tells the story of 15 characters in six separate scenes, each set in a different venue.

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“The overall theme is love in its many splendid forms,” said club president Dave Baron, who also has directing duties for Bedtime Stories. “From a young couple who just got divorced to a longtime happily married couple, and everything in between.” Described as “a little risqué, but very funny,” Bedtime Stories boasts a cast of mostly local talent, including favourites Roger Currie, Vanessa Klein and Ryan Elliott, plus a sprinkling of newcomers, according to Baron. With an amazing mechanical set likened to a Transformers toy, Bedtime Stories – running until Feb. 27 – is not to be missed. On the bill for April is the fun comedy-drama Humble Boy, directed by Paul Kloegman, following his successful direction of 20th Century last year. In June, things will get a little more serious when WRPC presents The Stepmother, directed by Alan White. After a successful series of Music in the Theatre events last year, White Rock Players’ Club is thrilled to present another run, starting March 6 with Gary Comeau and the Voodoo All Stars. A Night of Song, featuring Wendy Bollard, Laura Crema and Kate HammettVaughn, is slated for May 8 and Juno-nominated swinging blues band The Twisters will take the stage July 10. An exciting spring season of the Royal Opera House in HD, presented in association with the Rotary Club, is also in full swing at the Playhouse. Upcoming video presentations include Falstaff, at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival; The Barber of Seville, at Teatro Real, Last Night of the Proms at The Royal Albert Hall and La Traviata at Covent Garden. The White Rock Players’ Club is a non-profit community group run almost entirely by a group of dedicated volunteers. The club produces five shows per year and aims to offer audiences the best-quality theatre in a convenient local venue, with free parking and economical ticket prices. The facility is also available for rental by community and performing arts groups and businesses.

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Peace Arch News Friday, February 12, 2010

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For more than 10 years, Spectrum Optometry has been “Bringing Vision to Life” on the Peninsula, offering a full range of eye care services for the whole family. With an emphasis on customer service, the doctors and staff at Spectrum Optometry make it their goal to provide customized and personal care to their patients, to reflect their patients’ individual needs. From comprehensive eye exams – including Dr. Stephanie Gautier screening for glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes and Dr. Michelle Elliott various ocular diseases – to contact lens services and eyeglasses, Spectrum Optometry covers it all. Spectrum also carries a wide selection of sunglasses, available in both prescription and non-prescription lenses. Minor repairs and routine frame adjustments can also be provided by the opticians, if necessary. Spectrum Optometry was thrilled to add Dr. Stephanie Gautier to its team last year, her expertise and high quality of care has made her the perfect fit for the Peninsula Village clinic. Born and raised in Kelowna, Dr. Gautier completed her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of British Columbia. She headed east to pursue a career in optometry, where she completed her Doctor of Optometry at the University of Waterloo, earning many awards throughout the duration of her studies. Dr. Gautier has conducted research at the B.C. Cancer Agency and has volunteered with the Lions Club International, where she travelled to northern Chile to provide eye care to those in need. She is thrilled to be back in her home-province and is enjoying both the Peninsula and the patients she has treated since joining Spectrum’s team. A small-town, friendly atmosphere is something the doctors and staff at Spectrum Optometry strive for, along with close relationships with their patients. Not only does this create a welcoming and fun environment for patients, it also allows Spectrum to fit their patients with the best possible product, specifically suited to their lifestyle and needs. Whether you’re driving your car, reading a newspaper or watching a movie, your eyes play an important role in your day-to-day routine, and vision problems can adversely affect the way you live your life. The health of your eyes is something that should never be taken for granted, which is why regular visits to an optometrist are an essential part of maintaining overall health and well-being. Visit Spectrum Optometry, at 15355 24Ave., for a full eye health examination.

“Bringing Vision to Life” is more than just providing you with a full eye health examination. Our doctors listen and understand your visual needs, then develop a personal solution to ensure you have the best vision possible. Spectrum Optometry offers a full service eye care clinic for the whole family. Having a regular eye health examination is the best way of ensuring you have the best possible vision. Our qualified opticians are available to assist you with all your eyeglass and contact lens questions. Call today and arrange your eye health examination. At Spectrum Optometry children’s eye health examinations are covered by the Medical Service Plan for patients 18 years and younger.

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When it comes to renovating your home, having the help of a reliable, qualified professional can make all the difference. For 31 years, Hallmark Carpets has been helping Peninsula homeowners transform their homes into a dream come true, with style, comfort and quality that is next to none. With the largest selection around of competitively priced floor coverings, Hallmark Carpets is a true onestop-shop, whether you’re renovating one room or your whole house.

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And with a dedication to outstanding customer service – including a dedicated team of knowledgeable sales people and certified, reliable installers – your flooring experience will be an enjoyable one from start to finish. Take a step into Hallmark Carpets’ two-level, 8,000 square-foot showroom at the corner of North Bluff and Johnston Road, and you’ll see why they’re well-known for their expansive and diverse selection. With everything from wall-to-wall carpeting, laminates, sheet vinyl, vinyl planking, engineered hardwood, cork, dura-ceramic tile and the largest selection of area rugs in the Lower Mainland, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for to spruce up your home. The showroom also boasts a specially designed kid’s section with a TV and toys, so you can take your time perusing their vast selection of flooring while the little ones stay entertained.

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However, if you’re not exactly sure what type or style of flooring might work best in your home, Hallmark Carpets offers free in-home colour consultation to help you find the perfect look, while staying within your budget.

Getting to know their customers and helping them turn their flooring dreams into a reality has made the business a rewarding one for owners Josie, Tim and Rob, who feel very lucky to do business in a community like White Rock/South Surrey. Visit the friendly staff at Hallmark Carpets today – they’re more than happy to discuss your flooring visions with you, and estimates are always free.


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And with new product arriving daily at Hallmark Carpets, the latest designs and styles are just a visit away.

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Peace Arch News Friday, February 12, 2010


Elegante Shoes Celebrating their 28th year of providing the hottest styles in footwear from around the world, Elegante Shoes in the Semiahmoo Shopping Centre continues to build on their reputation as a customer favourite on the Peninsula. With a unique, international selection of the highest quality shoes for men and women of all ages, it’s no Scott Rob - owner wonder Elegante has built a loyal customer base in White Rock/South Surrey over nearly three decades. But what really sets them apart from the competition is their commitment to putting the customer first and providing service that is next to none. As a family-owned and operated business, owners Scott and Drew Robb understand the importance of developing a relationship with their customers, and are committed to more than just making sales. And because they’re not a part of a big, nation-wide chain, Elegante is able to buy their shoes directly for their customers and customize their stock, based on demand. This exceptional level of customer service, along with the diverse selection of high-quality merchandise, has helped garner Elegante a number of repeat customers – which is important for a small business in times where the retail options and competition in the community continue to grow. As Scott and Drew gear up for the Spring and Summer season, Scott said to expect an emphasis on the all-purpose shoe this year, something you can certainly find in stock at Elegante. “Today, the consumer’s quite conscious about finding a shoe that they can do as much as they possibly can in,” Scott said, adding that many styles can double as both dressy and casual shoes. Scott said to expect to see a lot of muted metallics this season – a trend that is carrying over from last year – but fewer bright, bold colours than we’ve seen in the past. If the fact that Elegante Shoes has repeatedly been voted #1 on the Peninsula, and are the oldest shoe store in town isn’t enough to convince you to visit the store in Semiahmoo Centre, stop by and see for yourself the difference a commitment to quality and service can make.


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With a commitment to customer satisfaction and nearly 100 years of combined industry experience, Check Point Plumbing is proud to offer topnotch, knowledgeable service you can count on. Whether it’s a clogged sink, a leaky hot water tank or a gas fireplace on the fritz, the team at Check Point Plumbing will get the job done quickly and accurately, according to co-owner Beth Henderson.

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With winter in full swing, this is the time of year many homeowners think about replacing their old, inefficient furnace with a newer and more efficient model. In some respects, today’s high-efficiency furnaces, which generally start around $4,000, are better engineered than the $30,000 car you drive off the lot. With up to 95 per cent efficiency, more heat goes into your home than up the chimney with older models. Redesigned heat exchangers – complete with recovery coils – better insulation with state-of-the-art controls and energy-efficient blower motors, some with four speeds and quiet as a whisper, all provide long-lasting comfort. High and low-fire gas valves combined with variable speed blowers provide the perfect amount of heat required – for warmer days, the gas valve fires on low mode and the blower cuts in on low speed; for cold days, both the gas valve and the blower operate on high to bring your home up to a set temperature, where it will stay comfortably. Also important is a good digital thermostat to replace the old mechanical style you may still have. The friendly folks at Check Point Plumbing would be more than happy to visit your home to check out your existing unit and make some recommendations.

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Olympic track Thousands welcomed The Royal Hudson to White Rock this week, on its arrival Monday and as it departed Tuesday (above). The historic steam train rolled along the waterfront as part of Olympic celebrations that also included the arrival of the torch relay. Festivities continue tonight (Feb. 12) at the White Rock Community Centre. Naomi Clement photo

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Christina Place FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART! Companionship and Fun Our full time recreation coordinator has the calendar full of activities from Happy Hour to bingo, exercise classes and walks by the beach. We have our own bus which takes us all over. We can be found at shopping centres, the casino, movies, restaurants and much more. Feel free to let go of the care and responsibility of driving yourself, and reclaim your time to enjoy the more e. important (and exciting!) aspects of your life. Just leave the driving to us!

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This Notice is published pursuant to section 4 of the Recall and Initiative Act. Approval in principle has been granted on an application for an initiative petition. The petition will be issued to proponent William Vander Zalm on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 and signature sheets must be submitted to the Chief Electoral Offi cer by July 5, 2010. The Title of the Initiative is: An initiative to end the harmonized sales tax (HST). Summary of Initiative: The purpose of the initiative draft Bill is to declare that the agreement between the federal government and the British Columbia government to establish a harmonized sales tax (HST) is not in effect. The draft Bill would reinstate the 7% provincial sales tax (PST) with the same exemptions as were in effect as of June 30, 2010 and establish the provincial sales tax as the only sales tax in British Columbia for the purposes of raising provincial revenue. The draft Bill proposes that it be effective retroactively to June 30, 2010. The Bill also proposes that the provincial share of HST revenues received between June 30, 2010 and the date of Royal Assent of the Bill that exceeds what would be collected under the PST rules as of June 30, 2010 would be reimbursed to British Columbians on a per capita basis. Opponent Registration: Individuals or organizations who intend to incur expenses as opponents must apply for registration with the Chief Electoral Officer by Monday, March 8, 2010. Registration applications for opponents are available from Elections BC.

Initiative Advertising: Individuals or organizations who sponsor initiative advertising, other than the proponent and registered opponents, must register with the Chief Electoral Officer before they conduct or publish initiative advertising. Registration applications are available from Elections BC. Who May Sign the Petition: Registered voters as of Tuesday, April 6, 2010 may sign the initiative petition. Individuals may only sign the petition once, and must sign the petition sheet for the electoral district in which they are registered at the time of signing. Signed petitions are available for public inspection. For More Information: The initiative application and draft Bill are available for public inspection on the Elections BC website and at the Elections BC offi ce at the address below. Location: 333 Quebec Street, Victoria, BC Mailing Address: PO Box 9275 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC V8W 9J6 Phone: Toll-free: Fax: Email: Website:

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Morgan Creek Dental Clinic Over the past 20 years, Morgan Creek Dental Clinic has been providing its patients with the highest quality of dental care in a friendly, family-like environment.

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From the front desk to the back of the clinic, patients are greeted by love and smiles throughout their visit, and more often than not there is a round of hugs as well. Offering a range of services including inlays, onlays, crowns and bridges, bonding, porcelain and composite veneers and whitening, patients can rest assured that their in good hands with the clinic’s highly educated and friendly team.

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Clear, removable aligners to shift your teeth and transform your appearance.

The clinic also offers Invisalign braces and Botox, and will soon be introducing a line of skin care products, designed to fight fine lines and wrinkles. Last year, Morgan Creek Dental was thrilled to welcome to its team Dr. Tao Zang, MD, DMD, who has come on board to carry on the legacy of Dr. Carlos Carrillo.

DENTAL SERVICES: • Check-ups • Cleaning • Whitening • Bleaching • Composite Veneers • Porcelain Veneers • Bonding • Dentures • Implants • Inlays • Onlays • Periodontitis/Gingivitis

Dr. Zeng graduated from West China University of Medical Science, School of Dentistry in Chengdu, Sichuan in 1988. He furthered his dental studies at the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Dentistry, where he graduated from in 2002. He spent two years at the University of Florida, School of Dentistry completing sabbatical dental training, as well as three years researching and studying oral pre-malignant lesions with the BC Cancer Agency and UBC. Dr. Zeng has spent more than seven years serving Lower Mainland communities as a full-time general practitioner, and comes highly recommended by the UBC Faculty of Dentistry with an American Academy of Oral Medicine Award, and is highly regarded for his caliber of academic endeavors. Dr. Zeng has thoroughly enjoyed his time at Morgan Creek Dental Clinic since joining the team last year, and has already gotten to know many patients by name. Seeing familiar faces in the grocery store and being greeted with a big hug is just one of the many rewards that comes with being a part of the Morgan Creek Dental Team. Another legacy of Dr. Carrillo that the team is continuing is volunteer work, providing dental and medical care to people in impoverished parts of the world including Africa, South America and the Philippines. Visit Morgan Creek Dental Clinic, at 209-15252 32 Ave., and see for yourself a team that truly loves their job and cares about each and every patient.

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White Rock U-Lock Serving the Peninsula for 12 years as the only provider of full-service modern self storage, White Rock U-Lock Mini Storage at 15028 32 Ave. is your best choice for convenient and reliable storage solutions.

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The friendly staff is on hand and ready to help you decide what size storage locker you need – and there are plenty of options to choose from. From 5’ by 5’ smaller units, suitable for boxed personal effects or record Robert Madsen storage to 450 square foot small warehouse-sized units that can fit the contents of an entire home, you’re guaranteed to find the proper storage space based to meet your needs. There’s only a one month minimum rental agreement required and you can move in any day, plus only seven days of notice are required when you decided to move out. There’s a shop on site to purchase boxes and other moving supplies, and White Rock U-Lock also has loading equipment available for use at no additional cost.

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The facilities are all modern, with concrete and steel construction throughout, as well as being heated and well-ventilated. Convenient parking and covered loading bays allow for a hassle-free move, no matter what the weather. There’s no doubt that what you’re storing is important to you, and that’s why White Rock U-Lock places a huge emphasis on the security of their storage units. With an excellent reputation for safety-conscious and clean sites, U-Lock is a favourite with insurers and customers alike. The area is equipped with video surveillance and motion detectors inside and out, as well as electronic contact alarms on newer units. During the day the area is constantly monitored by staff and after hours the gated facility is alarm monitored by a security provider to make sure the lockers are safe and secured. The units are also secured with your own lock, so nobody has access to your belongings but you. The reliable and convenient service at White Rock U-Lock has made it a Peninsula favourite for personal and business storage for several years, with many repeat and long-term customers.


Whether you’re storing records, personal belongings or excess inventory for a few months or a few years, White Rock U-Lock will provide you with a place for your things, plus peace of mind.

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Canadian Tire For decades, shoppers across Canada have come to rely on Canadian Tire stores for the best deals on quality merchandise. And here on the Peninsula, Canadian Tire at South Point Exchange has continued to build on the franchise’s reputation for great customer service and outstanding deals on a wide range of items for your home, garden and more. Dan Higgins As part of a nation-wide network, customers reap the benefits of competitive pricing, warranties and new stock in store daily. But because Canadian Tire at South Point is locally owned, there’s a vested interest and commitment to the community you may not find with most national store chains. “We have a passion for where we live and do business,” owner Dan Higgins said. “Giving back to the community is important, and great customer service is a part of that approach.” With springtime just around the corner, now is a great time to update your patio furniture for those times of relaxation in the backyard. From barbecues to hammocks, lounger chairs and kiddie pools – Canadian Tire has everything to make sure you enjoy your summer to its fullest. With camping season on the horizon, Canadian Tire has a huge selection of everything you could possibly need to enjoy the great outdoors this summer. If you’re a full-on greenthumb or picking up gardening tools for the first time, Canadian Tire has all the essentials you’ll need for a beautiful garden, including lighting and other decor accessories. Whether your car needs minor maintenance or a larger repair, Canadian Tire is well-known for it’s huge automotive department, including a 10-bay repair centre with sophisticated equipment and experienced, reliable mechanics. With a combination of competitive pricing and friendly, knowledgeable staff, it’s no surprise Peninsula residents turn to Canadian Tire time and time again over the past 10 years. And the loyalty certainly goes both ways – South Point Canadian Tire is proud to be heavily involved in the White Rock/South Surrey community. Through their Jump Start program, they provide kids who normally can’t afford to participate in organized sports a chance to take part – just one of many organizations South Point Canadian Tire has partnered with to help make a difference. For everything you need under one roof, complete with honest prices and friendly faces, visit Canadian Tire at South Point Exchange today.

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José has been making jewellery dreams come true for more than 3 decades. The respected entrepreneur is the owner of José & Co., a popular hot spot for one of a kind jewellery. “People are always surprised by the amazing José Latchinian amount of talent we have under one roof and the many services we offer” says José of the repairs, sizings, engraving, ear piercing, diamonds, watch repairs, hand-crafted custom designs and appraisals. “If we can’t fix it or make it, then nobody can!” If you are looking for the perfect diamond - look no further than this community minded jewellery store. José says, “Our specialty is diamonds. We will ensure that you get the highest quality diamond for your dollar, guarenteed. Canadian diamonds are our number one best seller. We are proud to provide Canadian products, while making diamond dreams come true.” Since opening on the Peninsula, feedback from our clients has been very positive. “Almost every new client that visits, tells us they came because a friend recommended us. Referrals are the foundation of our business.” “Even with all of the design and service awards on our walls, our proudest achievement is our Baby ring program. Since January 2008, every baby born to Peace Arch Hospital is entitled to a custom 18 karat yellow gold ring. Its our way of giving back and thanking our community for the years of business”. Last month, José was thrilled to present the 200th baby ring and plans to continue the tradition for babies born at Peace Arch Hospital. Anyone who would like to contribute to this sentimental program is asked to donate unwanted gold to the store, at 1688 152 St.


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Peninsula Runners No matter what you’re shopping for, having a knowledgeable and experienced salesperson to help answer all your questions is essential to having confidence in your purchase. When it comes to fitness, you won’t find anyone more in the know than the staff at Peninsula Runners at 1708 152 St. Serving White Rock/South Surrey residents for 14 years, the staff at Peninsula Peninsula Runners Staff Runners strives to be the number one source for Mike, Tim , Lisa, Lorne footwear and athletic accessories by providing customers with the advice and expertise they need to make an educated purchase. The store carries a huge selection of top brand footwear, clothing, socks and accessories, so you’re sure to find what you’re looking for with some guidance from one of the friendly staff members. Owner and former Olympian Paul Williams and his staff take part in a variety of running activities, including track and field, 10-kms, half-marathons and marathons, which allows them to properly fit their customers based on understanding their needs, as opposed to just selling them shoes. They also participate in a number of manufacturer product knowledge seminars, which provide detailed, up-to-date information about their products and ensure that any question you may have can be answered. One such new product the Nike Lunar Glide – a shoe made with “Lunarlite” cushioning, developed by NASA, which has a dynamic support system that not only cushions, but kicks in to stabilize the foot when needed. More than a quality running store, Peninsula runners has a loyal commitment to our community. Three times a year, Peninsula Runners hosts walking, learn-to-run, run easy and run faster clinics to keep the community involved in a healthy and active lifestyle, while educating and motivating the participants. In addition to the running and walking clinics, Peninsula Runners hosts their renowned marathon and half marathon clinics through the year. The store was a driving force in the campaign to build the South Surrey Track and they continue their commitment by hosting the Fraser Valley Trail Run Series to help fund the maintenance of the track. Their next big race is the Aldergrove Mud Run on Feb. 28 at 9 a.m. at Aldergrove Lake Regional Park. Coming up in July, Peninsula runners will be hosting the 7th annual PR Fort Langley half marathon and 5k Road Race. Come out and enjoy this amazing route! By providing outstanding customer service and supporting the community in a variety of ways, Paul and the staff at Peninsula Runners are working hard to encourage a healthy lifestyle in the White Rock/South Surrey community. Regardless of whether you’re a recreational walker or a seasoned athlete, the fun, friendly atmosphere at Peninsula Runners, along with the dedicated and helpful staff, will help you with all your athletic needs.


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he Peninsula was ignited with Olympic spirit this week, as the awe-inspiring Olympic Torch Relay made its way through South Surrey and White Rock Tuesday morning. It was still dark out when the crowds began to gather at various locations throughout the community – but the early wake-up call did nothing to dampen the excitement of the thousands of residents who came out to cheer on the flame. After the lighting of the community cauldron at Holland Park the night before, in front of tens of thousands of supporters, the flame was transported to Highway 99 and 152 Street in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The first crowd to catch a glimpse of the torch was gathered at South Point, where the day’s journey began at 6:12 a.m. Hundreds of spectators lined the street – many of them local elementary students with their families – and the anticipation grew as the flame stood stationary for a few minutes while final preparations were made. Bright corporate sponsor trucks – complete with booming sound systems, flashing lights and energetic dancers – made their way down the torch route to

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The Olympic flame is passed between torchbearers in front of White Rock Museum and Archives Tuesday morning. Below, the flame is celebrated at Peace Arch Park with U.S. torchbearer Phil Mahre. get the crowds even more pumped up for the flame’s arrival. Gurwant Singh was the first lucky torchbearer of the morning, heading south on 152, past the smiling crowds cheering him on. Further down the line towards Semiahmoo Shopping Centre, several hundred spectators adorned in red and

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Olympic broadcast highlights – week one Friday, Feb. 12 9:00 a.m. CTV Vancouver 2010 Preview 10:00 a.m. OLN Ski Jumping Individual 3:00 p.m. OLN Opening Ceremony Coverage 4:00 p.m. APTN CTV OMNI RSP TSN Opening Ceremony Coverage, live from B.C. Place

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Sunday, Feb. 14 9:00 a.m. CTV Women’s Long Track Speed Skating 3000m, Women’s Alpine Skiing Super Combined RSP Women’s Hockey USA vs. China. 10:00 a.m. NBC Women’s Speed Skating 3000m Gold Medal Final, Nordic Combined Individual Gold Medal Final 3:00 p.m. RSP Men’s Moguls, Figure Skating Pairs Short Program, Women’s Long Track Speed Skating 3000m, Men’s Luge 4:00 p.m. Men’s Freestyle Skiing Moguls Gold Medal Final, Men’s Luge Singles Gold Medal Final, Women’s Alpine Skiing Gold Medal 8:00 p.m. TSN Women’s Alpine Skiing, Men’s Biathlon 10km Sprint

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Surrey Little Theatre takes on ’50s TV classic

Who knows best? Little as a young man. His last SLT show, an original Christmas play called The Toy Box, t was a TV show that ran from the was in 1979, the same year he took part in mid-1950s to early ’60s – a program Kaleidoscope, a play celebrating Surrey’s that was considered the epitome of the centennial. traditional, rosy, all-American family. Then family and career took over. Father Knows Best depicted a husband and And theatre was relegated to the back seat dad-of-three that, well, always knew best. of Van Sickle’s life. Or so he thought. Regardless, his adoring “I joined the military and moved around homemaker wife and three near-perfect the country and was overseas for awhile.” kids were always at his side. He lived all over the world, including But prior to the iconic television show, a Moscow, and did two UN tours in Cypress radio show of the same name and starring and Haiti. the same actor (Robert Young) ran for “It was hard to commit to the rehearsals,” about five years. he laughs. The radio show, however, The urge to act, however, ❝It didn’t really tackle depicted dad, Jim Anderson, lingered. a lot of big issues. But with a bit more edge than the Having retired from the TV version. that’s fine. It’s good military two years ago and Unlike the more mildnow living in South Surrey, entertainment.❞ mannered insurance agent he began checking out Kerry Van Sickle father on TV, the radio auditions for local shows. actor character was far more Last November, he found sarcastic. himself back on the SLT It’s this portrayal of the fictional father stage, reading lines at a casting call. He – one that’s also a bit more heavy-handed wasn’t trying for the lead, but was hoping to with his kids – on which Surrey Little land any role. Theatre has based its production. “It was a bit surreal,” he says, admitting Taking on the role of dad is Kerry Van it was nerve racking being in the spotlight Sickle, who is returning to the stage after a again after such a long time. hiatus of three decades. “I guess what got me through the Originally from North Delta, Van Sickle audition is that I have done some teaching acted throughout elementary and high throughout my career ... so I was used to school, before getting involved with Surrey standing up in front of a group of people

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The Anderson family – from left, Bud (Ryan Robinson), Betty (Melanie Reid), Jim (Kerry Van Sickle), Margaret (Robyn Bradley) and Kathy (Megan Roberts) – in a family portrait. It wasn’t the role or the script that necessarily drew Van Sickle, but the simple fact he could work it into his schedule. “It had everything to do with timing,” he says. The production is directed by Tyler Seib, whose last directorial role was the December 2008 youth production of Get Smart.  see page 46

and speaking.” Whatever he did worked. Starting this week, he’s centre stage as dad Jim Anderson in Father Knows Best. The story follows the sometimes antiquated dynamics of the Anderson family, consisting of sensible wife Margaret (played by Robyn Bradley), and kids Betty (Melenie Reid), Bud (Ryan Robinson) and Kathy (Megan Roberts).

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Students Ian Trevorrow and Jenny Zhu rehearse for the strings-only festival this weekend.

The B.C. Registered Music Teachers’ (RMT) South Fraser Music Festival is back this year – but as a strings-only event. While most of the piano, brass and woodwind teachers in the area have postponed their part of the annual festival until 2011 – after the Olympic year – the eight string teachers have decided to carry on with the annual adjudicated showcase. “It was too important for our students to let it disappear, even for a year,” said Carla Birston, who is organizing this year’s mini-festival for the string teachers. “We can’t afford the luxury of burnout, so we just determined to go ahead on our own.” The festival will be held Feb. 15 to 17 at

White Rock Community Church (15280 Pacific Ave.) featuring 127 entries ranging from beginners to advance grade performances – all of which are open to the public. But the most enjoyable part for outside audiences will be the recital for all the “gold” winners chosen by adjudicators Karen Gerbecht, a violinist for the Vancouver Symphony, and distinguished Abbotsford violin teacher Beth Nickel. The gala event will take place Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 2350 148 St. The festival normally runs for 2½ weeks, and had a total of 1,096 students from 64 teachers last year – the 50th anniversary of the festival. “We’re very proud that our small group

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Funny, easy to watch  from page 45 “I have a thing for plays adapted from old TV shows,” Seib laughs. “I guess it’s my thing now.” Father Knows Best is the 21-year-old’s first time at the helm of an adult production. “It’s a mixed cast,” he says, noting the actors range in age from nine to 69. “At first I was nervous being a young person telling adults what to do. But everyone’s very supportive and they listen to me, so it’s all good.” His mom, Brigitte Seib, a longtime set designer with Surrey Little, initially brought him the script. Tyler liked it and almost immediately started coming up with staging concepts, such as incorporating film clips from the era and designing the entire set and costumes in black and white. “It’s been very difficult,” he says. “I feel sorry for the costume lady because it’s her first time doing costumes and she has to do 17 actors in period 1950s and grayscale. Amazingly enough, she got them all together.” Though dated in much of its content, both Seib and Van Sickle believe audiences will find Father Knows Best is a fun, easy-towatch production. “It’s a funny little play and it’s nothing controversial at all,” says Van Sickle. “I think that was one of the comments that was always made about Father Knows Best is that it didn’t really tackle a lot of big issues. But that’s fine. It’s good entertainment. “Hopefully people will remember the old TV show, and if they don’t they can watch it on YouTube.” Surrey Little Theatre’s production of Father Knows Best runs Thursdays through Sundays at 8 p.m. until Feb. 21, with matinees Feb. 14 and 21. Tickets are $15 each and can be reserved by calling 604-576-8451 or by emailing reservations@ The theatre is located at 7027 184 St.




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When one door closes, another opens. That’s the motto for Alicia Ballard, whose energy-based, emotionally driven abstract and semi-abstract painting is finding an audience both locally and internationally, even with the usual distractions, discouragements and disappointments that are the lot of a White Rock-based artist. But she’s on an undeniable upswing currently – so much so that a calendar is necessary to keep up with her profusion of shows and participation in group exhibits, a product of industrious, ever-evolving work and continuing networking. Throughout February, selected acrylics, mixed media and watercolours by Ballard are highlighted in a display at White Rock Library. From March 1 to 23, a solo show of her work will be the exhibit at Semiahmoo Library. And from April 1 to 30, some of her latest paintings will be featured with new work by well-known White Rock artist Irena Shklover in a joint exhibit at the Community Arts Council of White Rock gallery at Windsor Square. Meanwhile, Ballard – born in Buenos Aires of Hungarian parents, and raised in Argentina and Uruguay – has seen her joyful large-scale abstract Intermezzo Giocoso act as an international ambassador for her work. Chosen for the Contemporary

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Alicia Ballard has a busy schedule of exhibits in the coming months. International Art II group exhibit at the Museum of the Americas in Miami, Fla. last July, it has since left the U.S. with curator-artist Oscar A. Poliotto for an extended tour of Latin America. From September to October, it was at the Ideal Theatre Provincial Cultural Centre at Venada Tuerto, Santa Fe, Argentina, and from November to December it was at the Baraka Exhibition Salon in Rosario, also in Santa Fe. It’s currently at the International Art Fair as Mar del Sur, Buenos Aires, from whence it will travel to the Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Rosa Galisteo in Santa Fe. And in March, by arrangement with the artist, Intermezzo Giocoso will be  see page 48



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‘I’m told that everybody who sees it smiles’  from page 47 reproduced on plexiglas as part of an exhibit honoring the 50th anniversary of the Asociacion Mexicana de Lucha Contra el Cancer in Mexico City. At the same time, Ballard has been invited to contribute another painting to the international mail art project Sport & Arte at the Galleria d’Arte della Associazone E.ART at Civitanova Marche in Italy – and she’s also considering a new invitation to show work in Paris. The upbeat and colourful Intermezzo Giocoso is, Ballard admits “very well-travelled,� and she’s hardly surprised – “I’m told that everybody who sees it smiles.�

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Teachers able to focus on students  from page 45 carrot to dangle in front of them.� Bennedik gives credit to Birston and her husband, cello teacher Harold Birston, for their hard work in making sure that the festival continued. A future separation of the string division from the other sections of the RMT festival may be a necessary evolution, she acknowledged. The string teachers – with fewer students to deal with – can afford to take the three

days of the festival off from other teaching duties, providing more attention to the students and helping explain adjudicators’ remarks to put them into context – and sometimes doing “damage control� – Bennedik said. “We’re always there. Another big advantage we have over the other teachers is in apportioning duties – things get done without people even being asked. We’re a small happy family.�

tates the colour and the form – and its connection, in a direct, often subliminal way, with the viewer. No accident that one of her works, a diptych currently on display at White Rock Library, is titled Rorshach Chroma – as in a Rorshach test, the response to Ballard’s work is often as revealing of the spectator as of the artist. “The Rorschach test is usually black and white,� Ballard observed. “It’s a question of how you see life. A lot of people see it in black and white but this girl sees it in Technicolor.� But the vividness of Ballard’s vision is always evolving, as works at the library reveal. In addition to experimenting with different

mixed media, she is revisiting and recycling earlier work to offer a new perspective. One painting, Pas de Deux, was originally created as a much smaller work on paper at a time when she was working in a smaller space than her current Studio Galeria. “I loved the way acrylic looks on paper,� she said of the piece, which she has mounted on a canvas, and extended beyond its original borders. This process has also led her to a picture-within-a-picture composi-

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ith bright new sweaters on their backs, and a playoff-series win already under their belts, it will be with confidence and a healthy dose of excitement that the Semiahmoo Ravens’ peewee A1 team boards a plane today for Quebec City. The Ravens are heading east for the Quebec International Peewee Hockey Tournament, one of the most prestigious minor hockey events in North America, and one that helped launch the careers of players such as Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky, Guy Lafleur and Eric Lindros. “We’re getting very, very excited,” said Ravens head coach Mike Scardina, who will making his second appearance at the tournament, after coaching a Richmond team at the event 13 years ago. “It is the experience of these kids’ hockey lives. I’ve been once before, but I’m thrilled to be able to go again with these kids.” Semiahmoo will play its first game Feb. 15 against the Philadelphia Flyers. Coincidentally, the Ravens will be sporting new, orange uniforms modeled after those worn by the NHL’s Flyers. The team also has matching helmets and gloves for the tournament.

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“The boys will be looking sharp After battling Philadelphia on the out there, that’s for sure,” Scar- first day, Semiahmoo could posdina said. sibly end up playing the Oakville The team got the chance to Rangers – a team that has a Penshow off their new duds last Fri- insula connection of its own. day, when they were honoured One member of the Rangers, guests at the Surrey Eagles’ home Jesse Barwell, is a former Pengame against the Cowichan Val- insula resident who moved to ley Capitals. Ontario with his family three The team will be in Quebec years ago. for nine days, but are assured “Quite a few players on our just two games in the team played with ❝All we can do tournament. Jesse when they were Regardless of the younger, so it will be is our best and outcome of the first neat for them to see work hard as a two contests, there him again,” Scardina will be plenty to keep team. Anything can said. happen.❞ the young players Though competibusy, said Scardina. tion in La Belle ProvMike Scardina “There’s a lot of pinince will be tough, head coach trading that goes on, Scardina was conand the guys are going to get fident his team would hold its asked a lot to sign autographs. It’s own. the experience of a lifetime – the Last week, the Ravens won kind of thing where you can’t their first-round playoff series, really understand it until you’ve and upon returning home from been there.” Quebec will have just one day off The team has also arranged for before travelling to the Burnaby some practice time on an outdoor Winter Club for the next postrink, which will be a new experi- season round, dubbed the Final ence for most Ravens. Four, against Abbotsford, North “Unless you count the day or Shore Winter Club and the hosts two every year that (Serpen- from Burnaby. tine Fen) is frozen,” the coach “We can compete with any of quipped. the teams there (in Quebec),” Indoors, the games will be held Scardina said. at Le Colisee – former home of “All we can do is our best and the Quebec Nordiques – in front work hard as a team. Anything of between 5,000 and 10,000 fans. can happen.”

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The road to provincial championships begin in earnest this week for a pair of Peninsula high school hoops squads – the Elgin Park Orcas senior girls, and the senior boys squad from Southridge Secondary. The Storm hit the court at doubleA Fraser Valley Championships in Chilliwack Wednesday for a firstround tilt against Hope, while the Orcas begin the Fraser Valley tournament Monday at Riverside Secondary in Coquitlam. With competition as tough as ever this season, neither squad is expecting an easy path to the title. The Southridge Storm are seeded

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OPEN HOUSES #210 - 15185 - 22ND AVENUE $299,900 Villa Pacific. Two bdrms., 2 bathrms., open and bright condo with large, private southfacing deck. No wrorries here, new rain screen system, building looks great and new. Large updated kitchen with eating area, freshly painted, master bdrm. with soaker tub and walk-in closet plus second bdrm. with fresh doors, presently used as den and guest room. Excellent complex amenities plus walking distance to most everything and bring your pet. Only seconds to beautiful Semiahmoo Trails. See you at the open house or call for private showing. Lee Graham 604-541-4888 RE/MAX Colonial Pacific Realty Ltd.

OPEN EVERY DAY 1:00-5:00 P.M.

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

OPEN SUNDAY FEB. 14 2:00-4:00 P.M.

#101 - 14934 THRIFT AVENUE • VILLA POSITANO LUXURIOUS LIVING • MUST BE SEEN • OFFERED AT $599,000 Have you been looking for a special condo? Have you been wanting to “downsize” but everything you’ve seen feels so small? If so, YOU MUST CHECK THIS OUT! South/west corner, almost 1800 sq. ft., tons of windows and a peek at the ocean! Updated with warm designer colors, granite counters, all new appliances, engineered hardwood, new carpet, California shutters, huge outdoor space that is completely private, 2 parking spaces and steps from the Vancouver bus. Absolutely fabulous condo that feels like a house! Come and see Marty at the open house or call for your private showing. Marty Smith 604-802-7814 RE/MAX Colonial Pacific Realty

OPEN SUNDAY FEB. 14 1:00-4:00 P.M.

OPEN SUNDAY FEB. 14 2:00-4:00 P.M.

15473 - 27A AVENUE • $689,900 Great 2942 sq. ft. 3 bdrm. rancher on large corner lot, with legal 2 bdrm. bsmt. suite. Granite counter tops, crown mouldings, new wood flooring, lane access, extra parking. Close to school, park, shopping, Great mortgage helper or perfect for two families. Ian Watts 604-531-4000 Bay Realty


2056 - 128TH STREET • SHOWHOME Genex Ocean Park Three. New development on 7 cul-de-sac lots. Pricing starting at $993,680 + GST. Susan Vollmer 604-541-4888 RE/MAX Colonial Pacific Realty Ltd.

OPEN SUNDAY FEB. 14 2:00-4:00 P.M.

3240 - 138A STREET • LISTED AT $1,899,000 Completely remod. Georgie Award finalist on landscaped acre (GD), rebuilt from bottom up by Kenorah Const. and Design. Cape Cod home, reclaimed barn wood wide plank flooring, in-ceiling sound system, kitchen w/Theramdor fridge/freezer and Liebherr 45-bottle wine fridge. Sarah Daniels 604-531-4000 Bay Realty

OPEN SAT. FEB. 13 2:00-4:00 P.M.

13317 MARINE DRIVE • $1,289,000 Ocean view Tudor-style home with six bedrooms, full finished basement. Pool and hot tub to enjoy! Louise McKnight 604-531-4000 Bay Realty Ltd.

SAT. FEB. 13 2:00-4:00 & SUN. FEB. 14 1:00-3:00 P.M.

12697 OCEAN CLIFF DRIVE • LISTED AT $789,900 Completely updated 4 bdrm., 3 bath home, huge living, dining & famrms., eat-in kitchen, private garden, fully landscaped, new bathrooms, paint, vaulted ceilings, 45 yr. roof, new windows, double garage, quiet street. Philip Dumoulin 604-531-4000 Bay Realty

OPEN SAT. FEB. 13 2:00-4:00 P.M.

16031 - 28TH AVENUE • $936,000 This bright and sunny three bdrm. home has an unfinished walk-out basement. Very close to Grandview Corners and excellent schools. Louise McKnight 604-531-4000 Bay Realty

SAT. & SUN. FEB. 13 & 14 2:00-4:00 P.M.

#311 - 1785 MARTIN DRIVE • SOUTHWYND Bright and spacious two bedroom, two bath, two parking spaces in concrete building. High ceilings. Two decks. Central location across from shopping. $359,500 Anne Kirkpatrick 604-667-0872 RE/MAX Westcoast

OPEN SUNDAY FEB. 14 2:00-4:00 P.M.

#106 - 1840 - 160TH ST. • BREAKAWAY BAYS Lovely manufactured home, tastefully remodelled, fireplace, 2 bedrooms, open floor plan. $89,000. Sharon Fownes 604-240-9809 Sutton Group West Coast Realty

OPEN SAT. FEB. 13 1:00-4:00 P.M.

13051 - 14A AVE. • OCEAN PARK BEAUTY • $1,249,000 Brand new stunning 4 bdrm., 4 bath, OPEN 2 level, 2974 sq. ft. home by Stone Castle Homes SUNDAY on 8000 sq. ft. private lot. Radiant heat, qlty. Eng. FEB. 14 wood floors, granite chef’s kitchen, all JennAir ss 2:00-4:00 appl. Super quiet neighbourhood, walk to shopping, P.M. 1000 Steps, transit, schools. Edie Takahashi / Larry

949 LEE STREET • WHITE ROCK Brand new home, contemporary styling. White Rock hillside, ocean view. Three bedroom, three bath, 3108 sq. ft. Roof top deck. Virtual tour: MLS # F1003489 Beebe Cline 604-830-7458 Hugh & McKinnon Realty

OPEN SUNDAY FEB. 14 2:00-4:00 P.M.

887 - 164A STREET • $649,000 • NEW LISTING! McNally Creek three bedroom, two full bath rancher plus sunroom in quiet cul de sac. Double garage. Central location! Jacquollyne Tomsin 604-538-8888 Sutton Group West Coast Realty

Dyok 604-538-8888 Sutton Group West Coast Realty

OPEN SUNDAY FEB. 14 2:00-4:00 P.M.

#5 - 1486 EVERALL STREET • EVERALL POINTE • $549,000 Brand new 3 bdrm., 3 bath, 1619 sq. ft. t/home w/tandem gar. in 5-unit complex in quiet neighbourhood. Hardwood floors, granite kitchen, ss appls, lovely paver decks! Private end unit, lots of windows. Walk to shops, beach, transit. Edie Takahashi / Andrea McArthur 604-538-8888 Sutton Group West Coast Realty

OPEN SAT. FEB. 13 2:00-4:00 P.M.

#206 - 15350 - 19A AVENUE • $389,500 Three bdrm. corner unit, beautifully updated incl. granite, stainless steel appliances, deluxe finishings. Spacious gym, workshop, social center and extra parking if needed. Drop by and take a look, you won’t be disappointed. Teresa Berge 604-760-1950 Shama Vohora 604-531-1909 Hugh & McKinnon Realty

OPEN SUNDAY FEB. 14 2:00-4:00 P.M.

1146 KENT STREET • WHITE ROCK Beautifully renov. home on huge private lot with ocean view! Granite countertops in kitchen, high-end stainless steel appliances & more! Elegant hardwood flooring, new bathrooms, new windows, 2-3 bdrm. unauth. suite in walk-out bsmt. with separate laundry. Lulu Sorbara 604-541-4888 RE/MAX Colonial Pacific Realty

SAT. & SUN. FEB. 13 & 14 2:00-4:00 P.M.

#15 - 15137 - 24TH AVENUE • SEAGATE PLACE • $519,000 Rancher style townhome in rarely available “Seagate Place.” Spacious plan, bring all your furniture, bright kitchen, 2 bdrms. plus den, large dbl. garage, breakfast nook & kitchen overlook private patio & garden. Teresa Berge 604-760-1950 or Robert Doolan 604-767-3243 604-531-1909 Hugh & McKinnon Realty

OPEN SUNDAY FEB. 14 2:00-4:00 P.M.

14911 BEACHVIEW AVE. • OFF ELM ST. AT COSMOS RESTAUR. Ocean view “true” character home, open floor plan, vintage style kitchen, wooden floors, bay windows, glass french doors, extra large garden patio, private spacious lot, quiet dead end st. Over 60k spent in last 10 yrs. on renovations. Only $669,900. Gary McGratten 604-538-8888 Sutton Group West Coast Realty

15368 - 17A AVENUE • OCEAN WYNDE Prices start at $329,000, SAT. & spacious 2 bdrm, 2 bath and DEN units! Deluxe features include SUN. rich laminate flooring, double-glazed low E windows, granite FEB. 13 & 14 & stainless steel appliances & more! New Home Warranty 2:00-4:00 available. Unbelievable value in this A-1 location. Save the GST! P.M. Lulu Sorbara 604-541-4888 RE/MAX Colonial Pacific Realty OPEN SUNDAY FEB. 14 2:00-4:00 P.M.

14598 - 33A AVENUE • $745,000 Wonderful SE facing bright Parklane home with large 7200 sq. ft. lot in Sandpiper. Four bdrms. up, 2 bdrms. down with separate entrance down & suite potential. Many updates including hand-scraped oak flooring. Michael Williams 604-531-1111 HomeLife Benchmark Realty

OPEN SUNDAY FEB. 14 2:00-4:00 P.M.

#205 - 15340 - 19A AVENUE • STRATFORD GARDENS Elegantly appointed, 1108 sq. ft. two bedroom, two bath condo. This complex offers an array of amenities. $324,900 Janet Sheard 604-531-1111 HomeLife Benchmark Realty

OPEN SAT. FEB. 13 2:00-4:00 P.M.

#201 - 15440 VINE AVENUE • $289,000 Tastefully updated spacious corner, 2 bdrms., 2 baths condo. Fireplace, Mt. Baker view. Open concept plan with large kitchen and bright living and dining rooms. Fabulous 132 sq. ft. of deck area to enjoy barbeques. Pet friendly building. Steve & Margie Chapman 604-538-8888 Sutton Group

OPEN SUNDAY FEB. 14 2:00-4:00 P.M.

1881 - 165A STREET • POST & BEAM RANCHER ON ACRE Over 6200 sq. ft. rancher with walk-out basement. Beautiful south exposure. Bonus 3-dock detached garage with over-height door for RV. Future development potential. $1,349,000 Rhys Leonard 604-531-4000 Bay Realty


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#1 - 6238 - 192ND STREET Beautiful Bakerview Terrace, 4 bdrm., 2.5 bath end unit t/home. Crown moulding, granite counters, laminate and tile flooring, stainless steel appliances. Devre Sharpe 604-535-2010 Sea to Sky Premier Properties


1473 JOHNSTON ROAD • WHITE ROCK • MIRAMAR VILLAGE An exclusive collection of luxurious concrete highrise homes, in a vibrant new urban village. View our two fully furnished showrooms. Move in now! Jean Openshaw & Madonna Avitan 604-542-8700 Bosa Properties


#305 - 15300 - 17TH AVENUE • CAMBRIDGE 2 • $374,900 Recently upgraded two bedroom, two bath condo. Quiet, top floor, corner unit. Close to schools, transit, hospital and shopping. Al Bolan 778-878-1193 HomeLife Benchmark Realty Fleetwood

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ROY WAGNER July 3, 1923 - Jan. 29, 2010 Roy passed away peacefully at the Peace Arch hospital, Friday Jan 29/10 after a short illness. He was born and raised in Calgary, Alta. and worked for the Calgary Post Office for 35 years. He retired to White Rock, BC. in 1979 and resided there for the past 30 years. Roy was predeceased by his wife Irene, his brothers Dave and Victor and his parents Dave and Molly. Roy leaves behind his nephew Thomas and his children, many cousins and relatives in Canada and the US and step daughter Darlene Horn and her children. He will be dearly missed. No service by request.



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PINNINGTON Peter Passed away at Peace Arch Hospital on February 3, 2010 at the age of 85 years. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Survived by his loving wife Aileen, brother James (Sylvia), sister Josie and family. A memorial service will be held, Wednesday, February 17th at 2:00 pm. Location: Fraser Heights Funeral Chapel, 14835 Fraser Highway, Surrey, BC (604-589-2559. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.





OUR HEARTFELT thank you to the emergency response... so fast and so kind. To our family and friends, old and new, from near and far. To the attentive and compassionate staff of PADH, Dr. Pearlman, and emergency dept., Surgical Admissions, 4th Floor and Dr. Bestawros of BCCA. Thank you also to Emmanuel Covenant Church for their service, especially Pastor Chow and Pastor Josephson, Cathy and the kitchen staff. The floral tributes and gifts of food were very much appreciated and something we will always remember. Our Sincerest Thank You . Family of the late Mr. John Kurvink

PIPER Jeffery James It is with deepest sorrow we annouce the sudden passing of Jeff Piper February 7, 2010. Jeffery was born September 10, 1977 and battled a rare form of epilepsy from infancy. He is survived by his mother Shirley MacDonald (Platten), stepfather John MacDonald, brother Kerry, father Frank Piper, grandmother Marion Platten and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Jeff was a big Hockey fan and bowled for the Special Olympics. He graduated from Brookswood Sr. in 1996 and resided at Aster House in Surrey. Much love and gratitude to Jill and to all the staff for their loving care and kindness. We will miss your smile, your cuddles and lazy afternoons watching your favourite cartoons together. When the next bell rings, you will have your wings. Heart to heart, sweet child of ours. A celebration of Jeff's life will be held at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 14831 28th Ave. February 17th, at 2:00 pm.


POPOFF, Peter Born June 26th, 1921 in his parents farmhouse near Asquith, SK, died January 13th, 2010 in Evergreen Baptist Home, White Rock, BC. Peter was born to parents William and Mary Popoff. Peter is survived by his loving wife Helen (nee Hiebert) and his daughter Juanita, Gordon and Stuart. Peter spent his first 51 years in Saskatchewan mostly working on the family farm. The rest of his days were spent in White Rock, BC. Some of Peter’s proud accomplishments were being a lifetime member of the National Farmers Union, the Canadian National Institute for the blind, President for a time with the White Cane Club, the CanadaUSSR Friendship Society and being involved in local politics. Peter was a wonderful and caring soul who always had a great smile and brought joy to everyone he met. Despite being blind for most of his life, he never let it stop him from getting around. We will miss his laughter, singing tunes and his braveness during his battle with Alzheimer’s disease. A warm thank you goes out to the staff on D2 at Evergreen. You gave him and his family comfort when he needed special care. Since his family is spread out over many provinces, we will ask those who knew him to remember him for a moment or two on Tuesday, February 23rd at 3:10 pm. We will love & miss you Dad You will forever be warming our hearts and souls. ”We will meet again someday”.

SUTOR, Colman Anthony September 2nd, 1925 - January 26th, 2010 - Colman died peacefully after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He leaves wife Sandra, daughters Kristina (Theo) and Beverly (Emanuall), son Glenn (Deborah), grandchildren Nina, Graham, Douglas, and many relatives in Canada, England and Hungary. Our grateful thanks to the staff of the second floor Dr. Al Hogg building at Peace Arch Hospital, for their kind, considerate care of dear Colman, and the gentle care of Dr. Martin Lebl. Celebration of his life will be Saturday, February 13th, 10:00 am at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 - 28th Avenue, Surrey, BC. No flowers by request. Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522



*ALL CRAFTERS* Hall’s Prairie Elementary needs Crafters & Vendors for the Country Market on May 15th. Contact Heather at hcorrigan or 604-531-0250

LOST KEYS - on a red & white ribbon on Feb 8th, Best Ave btwn 16th Ave & Thrift Ave. (604)542-8489.




The Abbotsford News has immediate openings for Bindery Workers to assist with the mechanical insertion of advertising flyers into the newspaper. Applicants must be available to work a variety of scheduled day, evening, night and weekend shifts. Additionally, successful applicants will need to be available on a call-in basis. Excellent remuneration. Experience an asset, but not a requirement. VILLAGE MONTESSORI OPEN HOUSE Feb 20, 12-3 2770 MacKenzie Ave. Crescent Beach Preschool Programs/daycare. 604-535-0660, 604-551-1215


LOST A (green) digital volt meater on Feb 3 2010 Thrift and Johnson St in white rock area/Peace arch. If any one finds it contact me at. Ken 604-240-3368 or 604-535-1161. Email:


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Please forward resumes to: Bindery Foreman The Abbotsford News 34375 Gladys Ave. Abbotsford, B.C. V2S 2H5 or Fax 604-538-4445

108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ARE YOU HIGHLY MOTIVATED? Operate a Mini-Office Outlet using your computer. Free training. Flexible hours. Great income. Interested in starting a business from home. Training provided. No exp. req’d.



MEXICO. Waterfront 2 bdrm. 2 bath condo near PV. Call 250-697-6213 SKI & STAY at Sun Peaks Resort! Stay 5 nights, pay for 3, (Sun arrivals until Feb 10) Vacation rentals of Condos/Chalets, 1-4 bdrms. Full kitch, f/p, hot tubs, 1-800-811-4588



FAMILY DAYCARE, LIC’D, has space for a 1-5 yr old, F/T. Open Mon-Fri, 7am-5pm. 20 Yrs exp, crafts, lrg yard, ref’s. (604)531-4886 SUSAN’S NANNY AGENCY accepting resumes for Childcare, Housekeeping, Elderly care 5 F/T nannies w/cars looking for work, avail now. F/T L/O. Special needs: F/T L/O, 3 children; P/T 3 days/wk. Avail 3 L/I Filipino & 2 L/I European. Male care aide looking for live-in position. Fax 604-538-2636/Ph 538-2624 TREE TOPS Childcare has P/T spots for 1-4 yr olds. Large yard, field trips, meals & crafts. First Aid, ECE, Ref’s. Anna 604-531-2027



Housekeeper/Cook For private residence, live-in/out No childcare required 5 yrs relevant work exp. w/ verifiable employment references & Criminal Records Check Please email resume to:


DAYCARE CENTERS Evergreen Childcare Centre 1185 Centre St. White Rock

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Rosa is one of our associates. She’s friendly to all of our customers, supports the efforts of all her team members, and moves through her day with integrity and respect. She’s fantastic in just about every way. Except for one thing: she is much too infatuated with opera music. This is Rosa. She is one of us.

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Winners is where every day, customerss find the latest and greatest brand names at up to 60% less than they’d pay elsewhere. If you love the idea of growing your career in a dynamic, fast-paced environment where each day brings something new, we may be the perfect place for you. Apply online at or visit us at the Job Fair. Winners Merchants International, L.P. is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

Friday, February 12, 2010 Peace Arch News EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES LOOKING for 3 SELF MOTIVATED PEOPLE to teach online. Flexible hours. Free training. Great income. Real support.



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We have many Long-term career opportunities for Security Professionals. We offer a competitive compensation plan, paid training, benefits package, and advancement opportunities. SIGNING BONUSES are available for a limited time! Apply with resume to

RESIDENT CARETAKER COUPLE Req. for a large rental building in the Guildford area. This position requires good communication and Organization Skills. Duties include but are not limited to: Showing suites to prospective tenants, rent collection, light repair / handyman work, and common area / in-suite cleaning. Successful applicants will have a minimum of 2 years experience. Knowledge of the R.T.A. is essential This is a live –on-site position.

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Up to $20/hr, no commission, benefits available. Promotions company seeking 10 F/T people. Start fresh in the fast paced world of Marketing. Team environment - No phones - No Sales - No Heavy Lifting. No Experience? No problem! Come join our team!

FSuccessful, long-established plumbing company is hiring full-time service plumbers. FImmediate opening for 1 commercial and 1 residential service service technicians. FPlumbing ticket and Class B gas ticket a must. FFantastic wages and benefits. Send resume to: fax: 604-514-1141



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Black Press Digital has an outstanding opportunity for an Inside Sales Specialist. In this role you will place outbound calls and are responsible for identifying, qualifying and closing sales. You must be articulate and able to cultivate relationships with businesses and online advertisers. You’ll actively track and manage lead pipeline, and ensure 100% customer satisfaction. You will also educate prospects on Online Advertising opportunities with over 110 Websites in family of Black Press Digital. Qualifications: s Knowledge of computer usage in a web-based environment s Familiar with online marketing activities (SEO, SEM, CPM, CPC, etc) s Selling directory listings a definite advantage s 3+ years of previous telesales experience preferred especially in advertising or directories s Excellent verbal and written communication skills s Solid analytical and technical skills s Exposure to formal sales methodologies s Maintain records of correspondence s Research companies on Internet, industry publications, and third party tools to identify new targets s Excellent organizational and time management skills s Excellent interpersonal and client interaction skills with strong attention to detail and accuracy s Must possess a calm/professional telephone presence s Ability to multi-task; flexible and comfortable working in a fast paced environment s Able to assume responsibility and work autonomously in a professional manner s Ability to remain focused and flexible during rapid change s Business, Sales and Marketing diploma an asset. Black Press Group Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all applicants are given equal consideration. We will only respond to those applicants who most closely match the job specifications and requirements. We thank you for your interest in our career opportunities. Please forward you resumeby Mar. 05, 2010 to:, attn: Eileen Campbell.


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ALL ACCOUNTING SERVICES 15+yrs exp Bookkeeping payroll etc Helen Petre CPB 778-294-1099 email: BOOKKEEPER / ACCOUNTANT in South Surrey specializing in small to medium companies has room for new clients. 30 years experience e-mail:; phone: 778-859-2297

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Eric 604-541-1743 EUROPEAN CLEANING SERVICE 15 years exp. References Available Reasonable rates. Call Lidia @ 604-220-9619 (cell) European Housecleaning Woman Housecleaning & organizing. Call Magdalena (778)835-2606

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778-565-0424 HOUSECLEANING by EUROPEAN LADY. $25/hr. Great References. Call Jana at (604)856-5736. METICULOUS & IMMACULATE. Chemical Free. 20 years exp. Exc. ref’’s. 604-763-8443; 604-542-4313 PROF. detailed housecleaning and organizing. Refs. Bonded & Insured. Call Eva (778)886-6857



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AMIX SALVAGE & SALES is seeking ticketed Millwright and Mechanical staff for their Surrey and Chilliwack shop locations. We offer an attractive wage, a range of benefits and the opportunity to expand upon your knowledge and experience in a growing, sought-after industry. If you are ticketed and exp. and looking to work for a stable industry leader, check out our job postings at

Production Supervisor As a proactive, energetic leader you will be responsible for supervising unionized employees and sustaining quality, production and interpersonal standards while maintaining a continuous improvement focus in a manufacturing/assembly environment. Your background includes a minimum of 5 years experience in direct Supervision in a Manufacturing environment with strong leadership and interpersonal skills. Additional courses/training in Operations Management, Lean Manufacturing, Quality and Leadership would be considered an asset. We offer a great compensation package including competitive RRSP matching, health benefits, and both on & off-site professional development opportunities. To learn more about our company, this position & others, visit our website: Email resumes to: or by fax to 604-952-6638 For those who have applied in the past 2 months, there is no need to re-apply.


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STAMPED CONCRETE FPatios FPool Decks FSidewalks FDriveways FForming FFinishing FRe & Re All Your Concrete Needs 30yrs exp. Quality workmanship Fully Insured

Danny 604 - 307 - 7722



Friendly Benjamin’s Drywall & Handyman Service Renovations, Plumbing & Flatten Popcorn Ceilings 604-230-7928 / 538-3796 PRO QUALITY DRYWALL For all your drywall needs. 30 Years exp. We aim to exceed your expectations. Call Duane 778-549-6623 RELIABLE DRYWALLERS, TAPERS, & textures. 20 yrs exp. Com/Res. Reno’s. 604-603-7180


#1 QUALITY WORK, Big or sm. Exp. Electrician avail. Reas.rates.604-773-0341. Lic#9902 ALL JOBS big or small. Panels, lighting, plugs, fans, hot tubs etc. Guaranteed work. 604-539-0708 Cell 604-537-1773 Lic. 26110 ALL WORK GUARANTEED. Phone Honey Electric Ltd. Big or Small, We do them all! License # 15585. (604)536-9505 COM/RES. Electrical Contractor for maint/renos/upgrades. Prof./friendly & reliable. Call Vern, 604-538-2373. LC# 92338. OCEAN PARK ELECTRIC Small Jobs. Reasonable Rates. Elec. Heat, Lighting % Seniors Discount % Lic # 17101. Call (604)591-7621 Residential / Commercial electrical service work. Reasonable rates, free estimates. Licensed, bonded, insured. Call Robert #604-536-5672 License # 17353

Commercial & Residential Hot-tubs Service & Panel upgrades, Renovations Guart. work. Licensed/bonded BBB app. No job too small


604-720-9244 Psychic Sephia Palm & Tarot Card Reader. Advise on all problems. Very accurate. By Appt.


YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 778-329-7439



Computer Problems? On Site Service Call Jama 604-502-5047

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

F & S Contracting GREG’S ✶ GUITAR LESSONS ✶ 604-535-5379


236 ALL food is made from scratch with fresh local ingredients.

q Dinner Parties q Executive Meetings q Family Gatherings q Weddings / Banquets q B-B-Ques q Funerals


● Virus & Spyware Removal ● Repairs ● 15 years exp. Microsoft Cert. Engineer

A MAID TO CLEEN For all Your Cleaning Needs! Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly Exc. Refs & Rates. Move In/Out. Free Est. Carpet Cleaning, pressure washing, New Construction Welcome! Lic., Bonded/Insured.

I come to you!


6 FT FENCING, Retaining Walls, Blacktop/Concrete driveway’s, Reno’s, Roofing & Bobcat Service. Gaary Landscaping (604)889-8957 Experienced fencer. Will do all types of fencing. For a quality, long lasting fence - Please call Wade Sheppard 604-230-6861



John 604.512.7082

Call 778-883-4262 “We enjoy leaving your home bright & clean!”



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

Concrete Lifting Specialist

Call Kristy 604.488.9161

Driveways, Garages, Patios, Sidewalks, All Residential Concrete Lifting Needs Raise to Proper Height - Eliminate Trip Spots Provide Proper Drainage Free Estimates


COMPUTER STUDIES for aged. Communicate with friends & family on line. Call Ian 604-719-8479




Gourmet, customized menus of choice suitable to your function! We come to you & do it all from set up - Clean up


BOBCAT & MINI-EXCAVATOR Concrete Breaking, Post Hole Auger, Driveways Stump Removal, Excavation 604-541-1557 Gord 604-328-8360

Driveway removing, trenching & concrete breakers, drain tile, septic install & repairs. Oil tank removal. 20yrs. exp. Gd rates 604-250-6165

Call Lathan (604)345-9975


Evergreen Bobcat & Mini Excavator

Flooring Installs & Repairs * Hardwood * Laminate, * Tile * Carpet * Lino 1 yr warranty - Free Est. 17 years in the business

International Ltd. (Regency)

We offer a creative team environment dedicated to excellence in customer and employee satisfaction. We currently have openings for flexible, self-starting team players who possess initiative, enthusiasm and passion in what they do and who are looking to increase their personal & professional growth.


SCOTGUARD 24 hr. electrical services

MING SPA, Olympic Special. $40/1 hr. Perfect body massage, effective for fatigue, stress & after exercise or work. 15932-96 Ave, Surrey. 8:30am-9:30pm. 604-580-8830.

FPI Fireplace Products Regency is a progressive company headquartered in Delta, BC and employs 400 people. We are a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of high efficiency gas, wood, and bio-mass fireplace products. Our products and services are delivered at the highest Quality standards to meet our Customers’ expectations.




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


E & M MAINTENANCE WINDOW WASHING DInside and/or Outside Windows DGutters cleaned DSeniors Discount- Free Est. DServing W. Rock for over 25 yrs DLic. & WCB insured





Pain relief, Stress relief & more

AAH ABOVE ALL APPLS REPAIR Quality work. Also appls for sale. Elect & plumb serv 604-588-2828



Larry Chase R.Ac



Bayshore Home Health currently has a vacancy for a Registered Nurse in the South Surrey area. This position is to provide services to a child who has a central line and requires an experienced nurse. If you are an experienced RN and love working with children, we would like to hear from you. ICU or ER, and Pediatric experience is an asset; however, we do offer client specific training.


SENIORS LIFE INSURANCE -are you one of thousands without coverage to cover final expenses or leave something for your beneficiaries? Guaranteed issue policies available for most. No medicals. $25,000 from $108-142/month for age 65. Other amounts avail to age 80. Call exp. local broker, Diane Penney, D. A. Penney Financial Srvcs, White Rock (604) 542-9319 or


Metro Roofing requires exp. Flat Roofers, BUR, torch, single ply (TPO & PVC). Commercial and Industrial Projects.

Memphis Blues BBQ #50-2443-161A St.

Call Amber at 604.777.2195

Inside Sales Specialist


Williams & Sons Plumbing & Contracting Wanted: 2nd year apprentice plumber. Must have knowlege of thermal heating & groundwork & installing wiresbo piping. Must have own transport & clean driver’s lic. All applicants must fax resume to: 604-278-3573 Will be paid at current provincial rates. Rate $18.90 hr.





Amazing Opportunity


Become a Psychiatric Nurse–train locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $29/hour.


Long term care facility in S. Surrey requires experienced COOKS with Red Seal and Foodsafe for casual positions. Long term care or geriatric experience preferred. Please fax your resume to: 604-535-2510 or email to

Passed the course? Complete Training Call 604-597-1664




Real Estate Career Planning




HYGIENIST WANTED for busy, perio-focused practice. Resumes to Office Manager, 199 Salt Spring Way, Salt Spring Island BC, V8K 2G2, email:


JOBS: Whether you’re looking to find or fill a position, this is where your search begins. Call 604.575.5555

Royal LePage Northstar



Rain or Shine We Lift Anytime

Ross 604-535-0124


3 Yr Warranty 15 yrs exp

AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420.

CONCRETE, Landscaping & Renovation BUILDING, OFFICE or house cleaning in this area. EXCELLENT ref’’s. Call Carmen (604)597-0953 Clean N Shine Lady 22 yrs of exp. in “Homes” $20/hr. (604)536-0427 DETAILED



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

✔ Driveways, Lawn cleanup ✔ Mini Excavating, Bobcat ✔ Drain work & water pipes ✔ Back filling, Landscaping ✔ Sand, Gravel, Top soil, ✔ Concrete breaking, grading

A Cut Above Yard Maintenance *Pruning *Weeding *Power Raking *Aerating * Mowing *Yard Clean-ups White Rock Owned & Operated Since 1991

24 Hr. Service * 17 Years Exp.

Call 604-725-6606



Peace Arch News Friday, February 12, 2010




HOME IMPROVEMENTS Brian’s Handyman Service Repairs, Remodeling & Painting Bath, Kitchen, bsmt reno’’s Windows & Decks Electrical & Plumbing Baseboards & Moulding’’s Appliance Installation Free Estimates, work guaranteed! Call Brian 604-787-2946

CARPENTRY, TILE, DRYWALL, painting, flooring. 26 yrs exp. Free est. Call Brad 604-531-5517

For All Your Renovation Needs Residential & Commercial



GENERAL CONTRACTOR Specializing in New Renovations qResidential qCommercial qFarms q Forming q Framing q Finishing Licensed Insured WCB 604-613-2528 www.paynepacific-

Serving White Rock & area for over 20 years - Free Est. S Dependable S Affordable S Professional


Call 604-807-0979

Pick up or delivery. Covered storage. Call 604-644-1878

SOUTH SURREY LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE Pruning, Hedges, Lawns, Junk Removal & Other Yard Work. Call Tyler (778)887-5028 SUPREME HEDGES ++

#1 PRUNING ✗ Tree Removal ✗ Hedge Repair ✗ Tree Sculpting ✗ Pro-Climber

PROMPT & AFFORDABLE *Seniors Disc. * Insured *22 yrs

FULTON Construction • • • • • • •

Renovations Bathrms/Basements/General Complete Drywall/Painting Frame & Finish Carpentry Windows/Decks/Outbuildings All Trades Welcome All Jobs Welcomed John (604)536-5241 / 880-6573

✔ Basement suites ✔ Bathrooms,Kitchens ✔ Finishing work? mldg ✔ Decks

Free Est.

Call Dave: 604-862-9379

604-513-8524 WEED FREE MUSHROOM Manure 15 yds - $110 or Well Rotted 10yds - $125 Free delivery in Surrey. (604)856-8877 YARD CLEANUP, power raking, aerate, trim, fencing, landscaping, pressure washing. (604)502-9198



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


INTERIOR/EXTERIOR, Repairs & Reno’’s, Sundecks & Additions, New Homes


Blake and his Dad make a positive difference in your life by providing quality workmanship delivered with integrity. D interior & exterior renovation D rot repair & restoration D Decks D Fences & much more free estimates. Call Blake or Brian (604)816-1653 TALL, DARK & HANDY Renovations. Quality handyman, fully insured, WCB. Show us your project and we’ll provide vision, advice & finishing to the last detail. Call: Bill (604)512-2821

ABODE Achieve the best return on your home improvement investment New const., renos, finish carpentry, & custom cabinetry. energy efficiency Member of Sustainable Building Professionals network Steven 778-878-6226 (cell)

AP Construction Comm. & Res. Renovation - Big or Small We do it all!!! Exterior / Interior * Planning * New Additions & More!

Specializing in finish carpentry, crown moulding’’s, casings, wainscotting, stairs, decks, renovations, professional service skilled crew including interior designer if needed. Many references.

Ask for Allen, Certified Tradesman White Rock/S. Sry area Call (604)219-9365

Call for a free est. Paul 778-868-5390 Fred 778-837-7671 A SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR. Specializing in Renovation’s. Available for work. 604-532-1710


WestcanConstruction Renovation / Restoration / Construction

Phone: (604) 307-5894 email: Steve Pendlington Licensed  Liability Insured  Member of Worksafe BC  Owner/Operator Call to book your free in home estimate today!


AAA ADVANCE MOVING Experts in all kinds of moving/packing. Real professional. Reas. rates! Different from the rest. 604-861-8885

AFFORDABLE SID’’S 1-Ton Moving & Clean-up. 10 % off Srs discount. Est. ‘’86. Free est. Reliable, Dependable.

Call Sid (604)727-8864


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. Call Robert 778-227-7779



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. BATH RENO’’S. Bsmt suites, drywall, patios, plumbing, siding, fencing, roofing, landscaping, etc. Joe 604-961-9937 or 604-581-3822


Call today to find out how MPB can make your renovation dreams come true! Showroom: Unit 62 - 15515 24th Ave. (at King George Hwy.)

Tel: 604-538-9622


PLUMBING Five Point Plumbing

New Construction, Reno’s, HWT’s, good rates. (604)551-9352

Int. & Ext. Painting Stucco & Siding Crown Mouldings Woodwork

604-535-9885 604-657-0658 contourpainting Call us for free est. & add real value to your home. ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!!


DARYL’ S PAINTING Residential, Commercial. WCB. Insured and ticketed Journeymen. Free estimates. 604-786-7491

Big or Small. Safe & Reliable. Full Packing avail. 7 days/week. WCB Approved. Seniors Disc. Free in-home Quotes

GREAT K. PRO PAINTING LTD. 100% quality guaranteed Prof., dependable & reliable. Residential & Commercial Interior & Exterior 10% Discount for Seniors Free Est. 15 yrs experience.

Cell 604-317-7377 or Home 604-535-2644 Locally Owned/Operated

Call 604-771-6642 or 778-294-0743

SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240


1 Room $59 REGULAR $79 Ask our Customers about our Quality Work CALL DAVE:

604-614-3416 # 1 WILLI’S PAINTING European Craftsman S Interior /Exterior S Residential/Commercial S 30 years experience.

SPremium Workmanship SFriendly Service SInsured/Bonded Best References in Town est. 1982 No Payment Until 100% Client Satisfaction FREE ESTIMATES Call Ryan 778-229-0236 MESA PAINTING INTERIOR and EXTERIOR Quality work at reas rates.Free Estimates. Michael (cell) 604-724-7458

~ PRO PAINTERS~ INTERIOR / EXTERIOR Quality Work, Free Estimates Member of Better Business Bureau WCB INSURED

Vincent 543-7776

Free Est.S Insured S Excellent Refs 604-575-9506


Re-roofs Repairs Paul 604-328-0527 ALL TYPES OF ROOFING. Est. 20 yrs Asphalt, Shingles, Cedar. Clean gutters $80. Mattu 604-240-5362





D Conversion from cedar to Asphalt, Shingles, Fibreglass D 30, 40, 50 years Warranty D WCB, BBB, Liability Ins. Free Estimates. Call Gary 604-599.56.11 OR Visit



RUBBISH REMOVAL Sgle items to multiple loads. Great Rates. Call Loren for FREE Est. Visa & M/C. (604)834-3090

604-542-JUNK Rubbish Removal & Recycling for White Rock & South Surrey Exclusively (604) 542-5865

TRUSSED ARCH QUONSET AND GABLE 24’ - 130’ width Length can be customized to any length Free Standing Buildings Great for: • Agricultural • Equestrian • Commercial/Industrial LEASE TO OWN Ken Rose Phone/Fax: 250-694-3500 1-877-485-3500 email:



Shih Tzu x King Charles Cavalier 9 weeks, Vet ✓, shots, dewormed, health guard. $425. 604-530-4377

Interior, Exterior, Wall Covering, Ref’’s, 10% Senior’’s Discount


OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE Bonded & Insured Non Smoking Husband & Wife team

American Bulldog X Neo Mastiff. Brindle, 6 wk, vet chk, tails docked, dew claw rm, $1000 (604)316-7981 AUSTRALIAN CATTLE dogs, blue-healer puppies, ready to go for Mar. 1 working parents. $550. (604)860-4400 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. For info 604-309-5388 / 856-4866 Chihuahua Pups, swt little males, 13 weeks, vet ✔, 1 & 2nd shots, short coats. $400. 604-514-7267. GERMAN Wire Hair Pointer, P.B. 8/wk pups, good hunting bloodline or pets, ready to go. 604-589-3072.

Jim/Jan 584-1209/ Cell 488-9218

ROLL PAINT SERVICES Int/Ext. Low rates. Guarant’d work. Refs. Dave 604-587-5844, 778-834-8855

STONE F BRICK F TILE Installation & Repairs since ‘74 604-306-5389 ~ 604-594-7750

ALBERTO’S Rubbish Removal Demolition, Reliable, Prompt, Great rates. Call for your JUNK TO GO AWAY. 604-328-9784




A AMC MOVING. Professional movers. *Big/small *local/long distance. Insured, great rates. Free est. 604-582-0045 or 778-888-9628




Check out our ad under Gardening in the Wednesday edition.

B.C.’s Premier Full Service Home Renovation & Landscaping Company


Golden Doodles 3/4 Retriever 1/4 poodle $400 604-796-2474 GOLDEN LAB pups vet ✓ 1st shots dewormed. Ready to go. Parents on site $500. 604-852-6176 Abtsfrd

(778)997-5757, 604)587-5991 AFFORDABLE SID’S Rubbish Removal 10% off Snr’s Discount. Est. 1986. Free Est. Reliable, Dependable. Sid (604)727-8864 DISPOSAL BINS. 10-40 yards. For over the phone quote please call 604-306-8599.

One Call Does It All!

• Kitchens • Bathrooms • Renovations • Additions • Custom Homes • Suites • Hardwood • Laminate • Tiles • Sundecks • Patios • Arbours • Roofing • Windows • Framing • Fencing • Brick/Block • Cultured Stone • Outdoor Living Spaces • Paving Stones • Handyman Services & More! WCB • Fully Insured


Almost for free! Dave



SEMI-RETIRED LIC’D PLUMBER fr the U.K. Small jobs, reasonable. Call John 604-562-3747

A Professional Painter Needs Work




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


Pride & Quality workmanship





TLE LANDSCAPING. Experts in Pavers/ret. walls/drainage. Bobcat/ mini/ex.604.543.4460



10% Winter Discount on Roofs


Home, Garden & Design Solutions

Projects include custom kitchens, bathrooms, home theatre, additions, complete house makeovers and outdoor living spaces.


More than 25 yrs Exp. of True Craftsmanship






Licensed, Insured, WCB



RETAINING WALLS and Paving Stones Kan Retain-It Contracting Ltd. We specialize in all types of retaining walls and paving stones. Commercial or Residential. ICPI certified. Call John 604-230-0269 SPRING CLEANUP !!! With a degree in horticulture and a extensive background in construction we will be able to provide any service you may need. Darryl , Tel: 778-8558213 Email:

Geo Pacific Enterprises Ltd.

★ COMPOSTED MUSHROOM ★ ★ MANURE ★ 10 Yard & 15 Yard Specials Call 604-240-3237






ALLAN CONST. & Asphalt. Brick, concrete, drainage, foundation & membrane repair. (604)618-2304.


ALL CONSTRUCTION Concrete, Paving Stones, Asphalt, Drainage, Landscaping & more. 604-618-0858





910%6OFF 8-0 367 WITH THIS AD

$39/HR LOCAL LICENSED PLUMBER Plumbing, & plugged drains Patterson Plumbing. 604-308-7215


AT PANORAMA PLUMBING, HEATING & GAS SERVICES. Jobs Small-Big, Res/Com 604-818-7801

LITTLE LOAD SPECIALIST. Sand & gravel delivered. Small orders welcome. Topsoil available. Call (604) 532-0662 days/eves.

Grandview Petland #10 – 2215 160 St, Surrey 604-541-2329 American Bulldog Type Pug Type Pomeranian Type Mini Dachshund Type Havanese X Bichon Frise All Petland puppies are vet inspected & come w/vaccinations up to date, a spay / neuter incentive, health guar., training DVD & more! JACK RUSSELL/SHELTI X pups, 1st shots/vet chkd, very cute, view both parents, $350, 604-820-5242 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! or call: 604-856-3647. PITT BULL puppies. Black, brown & white, 7 weeks old. $300 - $400. Call 604-852-8836 PUG PUPPIES, fawn, 4 M, 7 wks old, P.B., vet ✓, 1st shots, dewormed, home raised. $850. Phone (778) 288-7204


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BRIDGEVIEW FLEA MARKET Every Sunday, Year Round, 80 Vendors 7am-3pm, 11475-126a St. Sry. Info./Book Table 604-625-3208

PUGS, p.b & crosses m/f, fawn/blk, 1st shots, vet chk, $475 to $800 (604)825-7025

Rain or Shine Sale held inside house


Specialty Mattress Jay Dermafloat, Low Air-Loss Therapy Pd. $6,500: Sell $3,900/obo.

YORKIE 10/mo old female pup, exc blood line, beautiful, FREE to exc home. Joyce @ (604)536-3952


Victoria & Albert Antiques

Come in Right Now for great Gold Medal Olympic Deals!! 15244 Russell Ave White Rock Open 7 days/wk 11am-4:30pm

Ph: 604-536-2270



19897-56 Ave. 604-534-4402 ------------------------------------------------

APPLIANCES WANTED * Free pick-up* 604-339-0744 WANTED GOOD USED newer fridges, stoves, washers & dryers. $ for some. Call 604-536-9092.


UNDER $100

Circa 1940 Walnut chairs (pineapple) Lthr seats. Solid construction. Set of 4. $85/obo. (604)535-1160 CIRCA 1940 Walnut Drop leaf Dining Table, drops to only 14”. Great shape. $85/obo. (604)535-1160 ROXTON Maple Hutch (top), 40” w. Solid. Art Deco coffee table, glass top. Bth $45/obo. (604)535-1160 WALL UNITS (3) FOR $75/obo. 604-538-3488 or 778-240-3088


UNDER $200

4 TIRES - very low mileage. $130 for the 4. (Size 185, 55, & 15” wheel) (604)531-5350 LAWN MOWER - Brand new, only used twice. Yardworks. 6.5 h.p. $180/obo. (604)968-0367



Getting rid of furniture? Will consign or buy furniture, household decor or estates. Email pics for quicker resp. By appt. Uniquely Green 530-6765 email: LA-Z BOY, leather 3 seat couch 7’ long, $400, Maple desk, chair & night table, $300; antique Jelly cupboard $200; Dutch wooden tea trolley, $75. Sony 27’’ Wega TV (not LED) with remote, $250, paid over $1500. 604-541-1940.






Enter a draw for viewing one of our rent ready suites! and you could win a flat screen TV or Notebook Computer!

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley


1 Chance for viewing a ste 7 Chances if you rent a ste! Draw to take place Feb 25th! 1 Month Free Rental Incentive

Shoprider Power Chair Exc. cond. Very Low mileage. Sell for $1,400/obo.

1635 Martin Dr (604) 535-1174 to view

Call Sue @ 604-722-6594 9am - 9am

Beautiful & Affordable Kiwanis Park Place For Adults 55 , rental apartments in a modern complex, right next to beautiful Crescent Park! On site maintenance & office staff Mon. through Friday. 1 bdrm units from $751 - $844 incls. heat, electricity and friendly reliable service.

USED MOBILITY AIDS Scooters, Walkers, Lift Chairs, Pwr/Wheelchairs. 604.539.8200.



Brand New in the box Jura Swedish Espresso Coffee Machine, top model. Sells for $1400: 1st $900 firm takes. 604-541-0018 CORNER BATH TUB, marble effect as new. $75 South Surrey area. Tel 604-536-6364 Avail.immediatley HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

APPLIANCES LIKE NEW Super capacity WASHERS/DRYERS Newer self & easy clean STOVES, Super clean Fridges, Stackers & more Warranty, delivery, low prices

1 Bdrms & 2 Bdrms $900 - $1140

Total Price $4,900/obo. Used only 10 months old Exc. cond. Will deliver if local to White Rock / South Surrey

YORKSHIRE TERRIER fem pup, CKC reg’d, tails docked, vet chkd 1st shots. $900. Call 604-793-2063.


Rent Ready Suites!

Medical Equipment

TOY POMERANIANS. p/b 1 brown/black female & 1 sable male. 6 wks old. $1000. 604-534-4134

BEAUTIFUL MAHOGANY double pedestal Duncan Phyfe table with 6 chairs & two leaves. 604-538-8817

S. Surrey


Invacare Electric Bed Pd $2,000: Sell for $1,100/obo.

REPTILE CAGE & ACCESSORIES $450 OBO The cage is 2 ft. x 2ft. x 8ft. tall. We have: (all great condition) 2 Exo - Terra Canopy Dbl. Lights 2 Exo - Terra Basking Lamps 1 Exo - Terra Med. Size Water Fall 1 Exo - Terra Mister Sprayer 3 in 1 - Mister, Sprayer & Dripper 1 Zilla Digital Thermometer 1 Large Cricket Cage 1 Small Worm Cage 2 Decorative Rocks 2 Silk Plants 2 Rock Wall Back Grn’d in Cage 8 Vines (look like sticks) Lots of greenery 1 Piece of Drift Wood

Call today. 604.488.9161 Pictures Available



Back of House

Home / Investment Ocean Park 3 - 1/2 Acre GD Serviced Lots incl. 4500 sq.ft. home with 3bdrm, s/c suite. 20 x 35 workshop. Quality Reno w/granite, oak kitchens, top appl. 1/3 subdivision costs pd - Ready for 4th reading. Lots - $575,000 each House $1,025,000: or Sell Whole Package. Lois @ (604)541-8088


14834 North Bluff Rd White Rock 1 bdrm apt

FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Cash for some complete scrap cars. 465-7940 or 580-3439.


Call Manager: 604-538-5085 NO PETS, NO SMOKING


Call 604-538-9669 for information or to visit.

CRESTWOOD MANOR 1321 Foster St. Bachelor ~ $725/mo. 1 Bdrm ~ $875/mo. In well maintained newly updated building. Heat, hot water and secured u/g parking stalls incl. No pets

604-760-7882 GUILDFORD

GROSVENOR SQUARE Great location. Family complex. 1 & 2 bdrm units avail immed. Near schools, shop & bus. Security Card Access.



Rent Ready Suites! Studio, 1 Bdrm & 2 Bdrms $660 - $820

(604)541-8857, 319-0615 WHITE ROCK. 2 bdrm walk out, 1 bath. Nr Mall. $1195 incl heat/hotwater, lam flrs. Senior oriented. ns/np.604-536-9565,778-385-9565 WHITE ROCK AREA: Spac 1 bdrm & den ste. Walk to malls, bus, rest; large deck. In-ste lndry. $1250/mo gas incld. N/P, N/S. 604-531-9457. WHITE ROCK - Casabella, 5 corners. Bachelor $700/mo. 15391 Buena Vista Ave. Small, quiet bldg. 2nd flr, walk-up. Hardwood floors. Call 604-803-2005. WHITE ROCK - Central Location 1 bdrm- $775/mo. Heat/water & sec. prkg. n/s, n/p. Avail. now. (604)715-5841

WHITE ROCK Close to Semiahmoo Mall

Beautiful View! 2 bdrms - $1195 Concrete Hi-rise. 55+, NS/NP

WINCHESTER Model 9422 (circa 1972) in excellent condition. One of the best varmint guns ever produced. Used only a couple of times. Complete with a couple boxes of 22L ammunition. Estate Sale open to reasonable offers on a $750 asking price. 1-250-395-7570.



WHITE ROCK CTR 2 Bdrm apt, 1 bth, lam & ceramic, pri patio entry & garden. $240,000. (778)861-0390.



* SELL YOUR HOME FAST * Buying Any Price, Cond., Location. NO COMMISSIONS ~ NO FEES ~ No Risk Home Buying Centre (604)435-5555 WANTED TO BUY: 3+ bdrm home in White Rock/South Surrey. Prefer an open kitchen/floor plan & fenced yard.




Blackwood 1 bdrm ste $825 Vinewood 1 bdrm ste $820 Enter a draw for viewing one of our rent ready suites! and you could win a flat screen TV or Notebook Computer!

WHITE ROCK cntre bright, like new 1 bdrm w/gas f/p, inste w/d, h/hw, ns/np, avail now. 604-240-8571 WHITE ROCK Feb.1, reno’d BACH suite. Clean, quiet, adult oriented bldg nr bus & shps. NS/NP. Incl h/w heat,1 yr lease $700. 778-836-0205 WHITE ROCK. NEW 1bdrm condo, s/steel appls, htd flrs, gas fp, wd, sec prk,ns/np, March.604-240-8571 WHITE ROCK: NEW bldg. 1 bdrm & large enclosed den. High ceilings, granite kitchen & bathrm. Hrdwood, elec F/P. 5 S/S appls. balcony, rooftop deck w/view, 2 U/G stalls. $1300/mo. 604-617-3299. WHITE ROCK, NEWLY RENO’D, QUIET BLDG, clean, 2 bdrm, partial view. Feb. 15. Incl heat, h/water & parking. Sorry no pets. $950/mth. Call (604) 538-8408

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Big, spacious 2 bdrm. Sec u/g prkg Avail Apr 1st. Call: (604)535-5325 to view, 1 BDRM +den w/patio in Langley, 88th & 202nd St. Lrg mpl kitchen, granite, s/s appls, f/p, w/i closet, w/d, prkg, strg. Close to all amenities. N/S N/P $975/mth. PeterLiz at 604-888-7737. 1 BR Basement Suite w/ Den, Great South Surrey Location, 3 min Walk to Shopping and Transit, Just Renovated, New Appliances, No Smoking, No Pets, Suits Single Professional Only, $750/mo incls utilities, full cable, high speed internet, shared washer/dryer, Available Now! Phone 778-294-1243 Pacific View Apts. 2 bdrms, 2 baths, 5 appl’s, f/p, ocean view. Mar 1. $1600+ util’s n/s, n/p 604-512-8186 SOUTH SURREY 152ND / 19TH, 2 Bdrm apt. $1200/mo. Avail Feb. 15th. (604)649-0821


Landlord/Investor To take care of your properties Tenants Houses/condos/Townhouses Rental units available now

SECOND FLOOR AVAILABLE March 1. Large 2 bdrms + den, 2 baths, 5 appl’s, insuite laundry, gas f/p, heat, h/w, gas incl’d. Quiet bldg in great location. No smoking, No pets. $1500/mo.

Call Jennifer 778-881-3402 WHITE ROCK Silvermoon Apt bldg Two 2 bdrms $1000/mo & $1400 each. Only 1 block from the beach, incredible ocean views. Avail now. No pets, lease. Ref’’s req’’d. To view call Scotty 778-294-1840. (Ascent Real Estate Management Corp.) WHITE ROCK

Special ½ mth rent free 2 newly renovated 2 bdrm suites. 1 with small office. $975 to $1100/mo. H/W included. Close to shops, bus, hospital. Quiet, well kept bldg. Avail. Feb. 15 & March 1st.


Townhomes Cathedral Grove-Newer, lg T/H 4 bdrms 4 bath in app. 1700?, S/S appl, G/stove/ f/p, wide 2 car grge. Amenity: gym, theatre rm, games rm and outdoor pool! Nr Southridge School. N/S, Sm dog OK. Avail. now. $2450/m Alfred 604-889-6807 Office:604-534-7974 Ext:205 NEW PHONE NUMBER S. SURREY, Private setting, 4/bdrms, 3/bthrms, dble carport, 5/appli, N/S, Cl to Grandview corners. $2600/mo. 778-773-0414.


White Rock W Hillcrest Villa 1371 Fir St W 2 Bedroom Corner Unit W $885/mo Non Smoking No pets W Adult oriented Heat & Hot water included

PROPERTY Rentals Have Qualified Tenants Need Homes

604.536.8428 721



White Rock - Central. 3000 sf Hall w/kitchen facilities for rent for weddings, showers, anniversaries, parties, etc. 604-805-3437


S. Sry. #201, 2828-152nd. 2 bdrm, 2 bath. N/S. N/P. $1200. W. Rock, 14820 North Bluff. Lrg 2 bdrm/den. Huge deck. Gas incl. $2000 for 2 yr. lease. N/S. N/P.



WHITE ROCK: Ocean view, nr pier, 1 & 2 bdrm apts. $795 & $1095/mo. H/w & parking incl in rent. 1081 Martin St. Refs & lease req. n/s, n/p. Val (604)767-9429

4300 SQ FT 3 level exec house with view. 4 bdrm 4 bath, bright open concept kitchen/eating area with large windows and doors to outside wrap around decks. Mar 1 No smoking, no pets $3850. 778-319-0170 COMPLETELY RENOVATED 2 bedroom single family house in a quiet street in the heart of White Rock. Large backyard ideal for children. Guest suite-New AppliancesNon Smoking-No Pet- $1550/ month - (604) 689-0155

S. SURREY, Elgin Park, 4 bdrm house, main flr, $1250. Also 2 bdrm suite down, $850. Avail immed. Call 604-581-6131 or 604-531-3713




6 appliances. Quiet building on East beach. $1200/mo. utils. Ref’’s. required. For viewing call 604-535-2309.



S. Sry. 15566-37B Morgan Crk. lower lv ste. 1 bdrm & den. N/S. $1000. Call Sheri M 604-535-8080 Plus! Full pictures & info. on our website


toonie deals

1 Chance for viewing a ste 7 Chances if you rent a ste! Draw to take place Feb 25th!

1 Chance for viewing a ste 7 Chances if you rent a ste! Draw to take place Feb 25th!

1550 BLACKWOOD 1 Block S.W. of Semiahmoo

Beautiful, large 1 & 2 bedroom suites available. Close to Semiahmoo mall, rec. centers, transit and White Rock beach. Nestled in a park like setting, with some suites cat friendly it?s a must see. To view call 604-531-9797 or email and ask for Suada.

Enter a draw for viewing one of our rent ready suites! and you could win a flat screen TV or Notebook Computer!

1589 Martin St. 604-535-5309 to view

Call: (604)535-5325 Blackwood and (604)535-5309 Vinewood to view,



Call 604-538-5337

Rent Ready Suites!



Quiet lifestyle with a view.

Heat, hot water, & light included

Use - Employment Section 100’s




N/S, N/P. Adult Inspired Building.

Deluxe 1 bdrm condo








1 Bdrm, 1 bath. Clean quiet bldg. Hardwood floors, large closets. Includes heat & hot water. Close to mall & services.

Call 604-589-5693


In well maintained building. Ideal for quiet adults. $755.00 incl’s cable, heat, h/w.

PIANO BLACK UPRIGHT Weber almost new, barely used, c/w bench $4000 obo (604)820-1983


WHITE ROCK 152/17A. 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo. 1st floor. In-ste lndry, 2 parking. N/S, N/P. $1200/mo. Avail. now. Phone (604) 644-1428. WHITE ROCK 16A/154th. Quiet 2 bdrm, 2 bath end unit, lrg deck, sec prk, storage, ns/np, ref’s req. March 1st, $1450/mo. Call 970-9510. WHITE ROCK 1850 Southmere, Newly renvd, 2 br, gnd lvl, pvt patio, Granite, inste ldry, Pool, Nr shop/schl, N/S, cat ok. $1275/mo, incl ht & h/w Avl Feb 1. 604-535-2511


WHITE ROCK Olympic 5 Garage Sale, Sat & Sun 9-3. 13903 MARINE DR. Jewelry crystal, antiques

Purebred Shihtzus Perfect for Valentines Day Hypo allergenic + Non Shedding 604-796-2474 $400/obo


$900 (Heat & Hot Water incl.) Newly painted 1 Bedroom suite, 2nd fl,1561 Vidal St. Apt. has 2 elvtrs. 5 App.(in-suite Lndry area ); Storage area, 1 Underground parking space. NO SMOKING / NO PETS. Walk to: Beach; Bus Rte: #351, (50 min. to Van.); Semiahmoo Mall & amenities (1.5 blocks). Application /References required. Call: 604-536-7807 or 604-880-5571, or email: . (Would like one year lease.)

MOVING SALE 15317 Royal Ave. Sat. Feb. 13th 9am - 1pm

MINI MALE Blk, CKC reg., vet ✓ shots, dewormed. $900. 604-315-8774.



Nice quiet building. 1 & 2 bdrm suites. Includes: Hot water, cable, underground parking, video surveillance. NO PETS CALL 604-536-8499

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SOMERSET GARDENS (S. Sry) Family housing, 1851 Southmere Cres. E. 3 bldgs, 1 bldg n/s, 2 bdrm apt $875, pet friendly, nr all amen, heat, h/w incl. Community garden. Call 604-451-6676 S.SURREY Brand New 2Bdrm, 2 f/baths, h/w flrs, st.steel appls, inste wd, 2sec prk, $1600. 604-518-1203 WHITE ROCK 1340 Fir St. 1 Bdrm $800/mo. Incl hotwater/heat. Avail now. NS/NP. Call: 604-842-9581

WHITE ROCK: 14980 VINE AVE Adult & Seniors Oriented Comm, 1 blk S.W. of Semiahmoo. Lrg, open flrplan, 1 bdrm apts, patios or balcs. $840. Incl heat/hw. No pets

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Peace Arch News Friday, February 12, 2010 RENTALS



RENTALS 604-536-0275 HOMELIFE PENINSULA PROPERTY MANAGEMENT #304-1959 - 152nd St. White Rock

Website: White Rock, 2 bdrm house, nr Johnston & Thrift. Avail. March 1st. (604)731-1934 WHITE ROCK- new 1 bdrm coachhouse, private yard, deck, entrance, parking, all utils incl wireless int. Small to medium dog ok. Suit a professional. $975/mo. (604)328-2462 WHITE ROCK. Top floor, ocean view home, 2 bdrms, bright, very clean. Laundry & storage in bsmt. N/S. N/P. $1250/mo. Avail. April 1. Call 604-535-9866. WHITE ROCK, West: Reno’d 2/Bdrm rancher, liv/rm, den, huge back porch, W/D, D/W, N/S. $1300/mo + utils. 604-240-3778.



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. WHITE ROCK, Central, 1,295 sq/ft, street front. $2,000 net inclds heat & u/g prkg. Call (604)996-9887. Your Opportunity - street front location W.R. 978 sq/ft, suitable hair salon, dental or retail. 604-536-9720.

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION S. SURREY. Furnished bdrm in country home. $495/mo. incl all utils internet, laundry. Avail. immed. N/P. Call 604-535-5459. S. SURREY. Furn. room in 3 bdrm rancher. Share bath. N/S, N/D, N/P. 5 min to bus & city ctr. $525 incl utils. 604-541-9687. S.SURREY Priv room w/en-ste in newer home, nice view nr shops & bus, ns/np. $700 incld utils. 604-531-8147 eve/wkends.



South Surrey - Garage Storage, secure, clean & dry. Avail now. $125/mo. (604)541-0058. STORAGE ONLY: 14800 Blk of 60th Ave. 7 car garage, asking $375/mo. Call: (604)761-6935




South Sry/W.R: Main floor updated 2bdrm, 1200sf, Morgan Crossing area. $975: Ron Wall 604-720-7000 S. SURREY, NEW 1 bdrm above separate garage suite, $800 all inclusive, ns/np, Mar1. 778-327-8234 S. SURREY/WHITE ROCK 1 bdrm, approx 800 s/f, bright, clean. NS /Np, avail now $800. 604-835-6000 WHITE ROCK, #16 - 3495 147A St. 4 Bdrm, den, top 2 lvls, brand new, fam/rm, liv/rm, $2500/mo. Also 2 bdrm bsmt ste, $1200/mo. Or whole house $3500. Call: 604-779-1989 WHITE ROCK 1bdrm reno’d, ocean view, 1/2 blk to beach/restaraunts, ns/np, 1 prk, ideal for 1 professional $900 incl utils. 604-541-8838. White Rock- Full ocean view, Drive by 15257 Victoria Ave. Upper flr of house. Lane prking. Shrd Lndry. Lrg 1 bdrm. March 1st. $950 + utils. n/s, n/p. Sharon (604)240-9809 WHITE ROCK: Lg Upper suite incl. heat / hot water. 2 bdrm, bright, clean, older bldg. Sunny s.e. deck. Transit & shopping steps away. n/p. Quiet tenants only. $900/mo. Avail. Now. (604)536-9886




1990 Volvo 240 1 wagon, 1-4dr sedan, approx 230K. Auto, no rust, your choice. $1895: 778-246-1225

100% Canadian Owned & Operated

1998 ACURA, auto, 113K, 2.3CL, 2 dr, fully loaded, lthr, s/roof, mags, Aircared. $5,999. 604-502-9912

Jessie James 604-723-2503


2001 Hyundai Accent, 2 dr, 4 cyl, 1.5 ltr, auto, 139,000kms, new tires, $2,950. 604-841-4398 2001 JETTA, diesel, 4 door, very clean, leather seats, cd, a/c, new tires, 156K, $8200. (604)607-4906








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MORGAN CREEK AREA 1 bdrm suite, maple kitchen & floor, granite countertops, crown mouldings, sep entry, insuite ldry. Easy access to hwy. Np/ns. Suit single professional. $900/mo. incl util. Available March 1st.




CRESCENT BEACH 2 bdrm, view upper, gas f/p, w/d N/S, small pet ok Avail Feb 1. $1100 share utils, 6 mo lease. 604-538-2040. OCEAN PARK: 128/20 Ave: Bright & cheery brand new Carriage Hse. 1/Bdrm, full kitchen, W/D, f/p; easy walk to bus. N/P, N/S. $900/mo inclds utils. Avl now. 604-538-1096. OCEAN PARK: 13257 Marine Dr. duplex-upstairs, fabulous view, 3 bdrm, Newly reno’d. Cat ok. $1545/mo. Shr laundry. Avail now. Call Miss Li (604)538-9367



#23 - 15531 - 24 Ave. S. Surrey

604-535-1018 818


1988 CHRYSLER New Yorker sedan, 1 owner, 88K, exc. cond. flawless int., $2895 obo. 604-538-9871 1991 New Yorker heated Garage Kept -4 dr, Spec. Edition, button tufted leather int. V6, fully loaded. Orig. Super straight, Pristine cond! New tires, aircared, JVC sound system w/12 stacker DVD. This ones a head turner $4500: (604)541-0018 1994 FORD TAURUS 4 dr., auto, air cond, 1 owner, A/Cared. 143K $1800 obo good con 604-377-2455 1995 CADILLAC SEDAN DEVILLE CONCOURSE - north star, 32valve, V-8, every option possible, 142K, no accid. $3100 local 604-328-1883

2000 Mustang - 121K Loaded, V6. Like new, must see $5700 O.B.O Call: 604-534-0923


SEMIAHMOO MARINA - 40 ft slip. “A” Dock - best slip at the marina. $47,500 US. (604)807-0979


Looking for a partner & storage for 1951 Packard. Phone Maureen (778)294-7597






Ocean Park - 13255 Marine Dr. 2 bdrm with view. Newly renovated. Cat ok. $1145/mo. Avail now. Call Miss Li (604)538-9367 OCEAN PARK 1 bdrm suite (furn’d optional) all in - phone, cable, wireless internet, laundry, heated floors, wood f/p, avail immed, $900/mo. Call Tricia @ 604-782-5553. S. SURREY 157/18. 1 bdrm. N/s, n/p. Gas f/p, $800/mo incl util, cable & laundry. Feb. 15th. 604-538-2286 WHITE ROCK 1bdrm w/den priv ent prkg ldry f/p W.Beach N/S pet neg $950 604-542-3061before 8pm WHITE Rock Clean bright bachelor ldry., pkrg, tub, priv. entry, 9’ ceiling, new wood flrs. N/s. Sm pet. Avail. immed. $700 incl util. 604-536-7993 WHITE ROCK, Grnd level, 1/bdrm, shrd laundry, lam flrs, big yard, Feb 1. $795. Sm pet ok (604)328-8250 WHITE ROCK. SHORT TERM fully furn & equipped main flr suite. 2 bdrm. Patio, prkg. TV, internet. 2 mins walk to beach & Hwy 99. N/S, pet neg. $400/week. Avail Feb. 604-541-1457. WHITE ROCK. Walk to beach or town ctr. 1 bdrm suite. Laundry, f/p & bright kitchen. Cls to bus stop, beach & restaurants. N/P. N/S. utils incl. Avail. now. $900/mo. This suite is spotless. 604-536-4630. WHITE ROCK West. Bachelor suite. 5 minutes to beach. $695/mo incl utils & shared ldry. Parking. Ns/np. Avail now. 604-536-1522. WHITE ROCK, West: Bright 2 bdrm, sep ent, 1,000 sq/ft, f/p, h/w flrs & own W/D. N/S. Avl now. $1100/mo incld utils. 604.240.3778





Time to buy a new car?




2004 KIA SADONA van, V6, auto, P/S, P/B, air, AM/FM CD, clean thru-out. $5998. 604-533-2924.



2005 Honda Odyssey. Only 21K kms, ext warr-May 2012. 1 owner in Langley. $29,500. (604)328-6391. 2006 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN V-6, 3.3L, Air, Tilt, Cruise, PW, PDL, stow/go seating, 52k, 7 pass. no accid. $10,800 604-328-1883

2004 - 5 TON INTERNATIONAL TRUCK with job. Please call for info: (604)507-7492.

ALDERWOOD Very Clean 1,800 sq ft 3 bdrm 1.5 bath w 2 car garage located at end of quiet cul-de-sac. Includes 5 appls, updated paint & carpets ns/np. $1,350/mo 778-898-2513 SULLIVAN ~ SURREY, 150/58 Ave. 3 bdrm w/bsmt, all appls, sgl garage, deck. Cls to YMCA, parks & shops. N/S, N/P. $1,650/mo+ utils. Mar 1. 1 yr lse. 604.313.0932.



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WHITE ROCK. Ocean view near beach, garden entry, deluxe, clean, 1100 sf with f/p, 1 bdrm. Ns/np. $950/mo. April 1. 604-536-2636 WHITE ROCK Waterfront guest ste’s. 1 or 2 bdrm. Furn. & equipped for tourists/visitors. Utils / cbl / net incl. Short Term. N/S. Ref’s $900/mo & up. 604-538-1350


Orange County Towing

1995 NISSAN 240SE, 2 door coupe, fully loaded, sun/roof, 1 owner, good cond., rust free. $2999 604-535-8581

I BUY Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, RVs & Machinery. For Recycling & Repair. Also need 5 full cars for demolition derby. 604-992-0630



Most complete cars $50-$350

White Rock 1 1/2 blocks to beach & park. Spacious, updated, gas F/P. 3 bdrms, 2 full baths. 2 large decks. Garage. 5 appls. $1650/mo. incl utils. Avail. March 1. N/S. Cat ok. 604-531-5615.



$ WANTED DEAD or ALIVE $ Bounty On All Unwanted Cars, Trucks & Vans

1992 Accura Legend, 189k. loaded, s/roof, let. etc. aircared runs/look great. $2400. 778-893-4866.



White Rock Hyundai 3150 King George Highway Surrey, 604-538-7022 D#30780




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Friday, February 12, 2010 Peace Arch News

You’ll Love Our Deals New 2010 GMC Sierra

New 2009 Pontiac G3

Regular Cab • Auto • Air


MSRP $15,195

MSRP $27,710

Sale Price!




*Net of all programs.

New 2010 GMC ½ TON EXT CAB

Sale Price!



*Net of all programs.

New 2009 Pontiac G5 Stk#396064 $

MSRP 16,970

MSRP $31,010 Stk#0-162870

Sale Price!



*Net of all programs.

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*Net of all programs.

DON’T FORGET, WITH EVERY OPTIMIZED VEHICLE YOU GET:  150-Plus Point Inspection  24-Hour Roadside Assistance  Manufacturer’s Warranty  30 Day/2500 km No-Hassle Exchange Privilege Stk#P2013C V6, loaded.



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’08 Nissan Frontier






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’05 Chevy Malibu Maxx





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’08 Chev Cobalt Coupe

’06 Chevy Colorado Crew

Stk#P2165 Auto, A/C, CD.



1-888-267-9064 of all rebates including GM Loyalty Program. To receive GM Loyalty discount purchaser * Sale pricesmustarebenetregistered owner of a GM vehicle for the past 6 months. See dealer for details.

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Surrey Auto Mall


St 152nd

in the South Surrey Auto Mall Vehicles may not be exactly as illustrated.


’08 Chev Aveo 5 Dr.


Dealer No. 6928


Stk#116510A 5 spd., A/C, CD.

Stk#2065A Loaded including matching canopy.

Stk#P2172 Power group, A/C CD, only 60,000 kms, and much more.


’06 Pontiac Torrent

Stk#P2134 Loaded, 6 cyl.

Stk#152106A 4 cyl, power group, A/C, CD, and much more.

Sale Price

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Stk#2199 FWD, 6 cyl., power group, sunroof, power seats, only 70,000 kms.

Stk#267639A Loaded, V6, Very, very clean.



Sale Price

’04 Pontiac Grand Am

Stk#2213 6 cyl., loaded, w/leather and sunroof.

Sale Price




Stk#132062B 4 cyl, 5 speed, A/C, CD, and much more.


Sale Price


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’06 Cadillac CTS


Stk#2171 Power group, a/c, sunroof.

32nd Av

Hot Deal!

Stk#P2140 Auto, A/C, CD.

’06 Chevy HHR Panel

’01 Chevy Impala

’08 Chev Cobalt Coupe


Peace Arch News Friday, February 12, 2010

100% B C Owned and Operated

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Be sur ts . e to stop Bouque by our Flor d e i T d n Ha al Department wh ere we are featuring our Euro-Designed Choose fro m our elegant Lo uquet. ng-Stem Roses to an exquisite fresh flower bo

Mighty Leaf Artisan Teas assorted varieties


Guiltless Gourmet Organic Tortilla Chips assorted varieties

15 silken tea pouches


product of USA

Meat Department Specialty Whole Frying Chickens


Beef Tenderloin Steaks or Roasts

mild, medium hot or fiesta



454g • product of Canada

From the Deli

397g • product of USA

Liberté Méditerranée Yogurts assorted varieties

Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate Bars


500g • product of Canada

100g • product of Italy

Rogers All Natural Granolas assorted varieties

2/7.00 700-750g • product of Canada 2/3.00 170g • product of Canada

From Our Bakery

Valentine’s 4" Belgian Chocolate Cakes

6/4.98 Vegetable Gyoza (potstickers)


Salted & Unsalted Conventional Cashews

20% off regular retail price

reg .60 each


1.99/100g reg 2.99

New Chapter Zyflamend


946ml • product of USA

So Delicious Frozen Coconut Milk Desserts

Wolfgang Puck Organic Canned Soups assorted varieties

assorted varieties

60 caps

Promotes healthy inflammation response and normal cardiovascular and joint function. Contains resveratrol equivalent to 6 glasses of red wine!

2/5.00 398ml • product of USA

500ml • product of USA

Stahlbush Frozen Fruits

A.C. Larocco Frozen Gourmet Pizzas assorted varieties

assorted varieties

Rice Bakery


Bulk Department

reg 1.09 each

Baked Spinach Pakoras

Organic Country French 60% Whole Wheat Bread


2.48 pkg of 3



Rice Valentine’s 4" Raspberry Cheesecake w/almond crust

Earthbound Farm Romaine Hearts Certified Organic, Imported

Vegetable Spring Rolls

three varieties

6.99 2.99 550g


Fine Choice

Pacific Foods Organic Almond Beverages

Nature’s Path Puffed Cereals assorted varieties


Commandeur Family Farms Pink Lady Apples B.C. Grown, Certified Organic

assorted varieties


assorted colours

2.99lb/ 6.59kg

198g • product of USA

Kicking Horse Organic Emerald Valley Fair Trade Coffees Organic Salsas assorted varieties

Euro-Designed Hand-Tied Long-Stem Roses




225-300g • product of USA

Earth’s Choice Pamela’s Cookies Organic Canned Tomatoes Mini or Regular • assorted varieties assorted varieties

2/5.00 150-170g



2/4.00 796ml

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Cambie 3493 Cambie St. Vancouver 604.875.0099



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Prices Effective February 11 to February 17, 2010.

Choices in the Park

Rice Bakery South Surrey

2595 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 6855 Station Hill Dr. 604.736.0301 Burnaby 604.522.6441

3248 King George Blvd. South Surrey 604.541.3902

Choices at the Crest 8683 10th Ave. Burnaby 604.522.0936

Kelowna 1937 Harvey Ave. Kelowna

250.862.4864 Note Area Code

We reserve the right to limit quantities. Not all items may be available at all locations. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.

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