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New Year’s surprise: One-week-old Emma Majercin – Peace Arch Hospital’s first baby of 2010 – is now at home, getting to know her parents and two older siblings.


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Most elementaries will soon offer full-day classes in Surrey this fall

Schools await all-day kindergarten call Sheila Reynolds Black Press

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Rosemary Heights Elementary kindergarten teacher Rachel Gough, with friends.

More than two-thirds of elementary schools in Surrey will be able to offer fullday kindergarten classes in September. Surrey school district officials spent the winter holiday break trying to hammer out which of the city’s 100 elementary schools will be able to accommodate the new, all-day classes in the new school year. The provincial government announced

four months ago its plan to commit $44 million to have half of all five-year-olds in B.C. start full-day classes in the fall. Until now, most kindergarten children have attended just a half-day. However, school districts weren’t informed until shortly before Christmas how many kindergarten spaces the province is funding in the upcoming school year. Surrey learned Dec. 18 that up to 3,374 full-day kindergarten kids will be funded this September,

dependent on available space. “It looks like we will be offering full-day kindergarten in roughly 70 per cent of our elementary schools,” said district spokesman Doug Strachan, noting registration begins Jan. 18. “The main determining factor of where they can go is having classroom space available. As one of the few districts with growing enrolment, that is a challenge for us.”  see page 4

Case delayed till March

BIA goes to court Alex Browne Staff Reporter

The ongoing drama of which Business Improvement Association is valid in White Rock will continue to be a cliffhanger at least until early March. That’s when the matter will return to B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster, following a brief hearing this week. The challenge to the newer group from original BIA president Bill Lawrence was postponed to March 5 by Justice Frits Verhoeven Tuesday afternoon after ❝They tried defendant Larry to shoehorn Anschell argued our case into he and other new board members a two-hour needed more time time slot.❞ to present their Larry Anschell case. But Lawrence said a new annual general meeting and election of officers has been requisitioned by members for Jan. 18, and nominations for new officers have already been received. The status of the BIA has been in confusion since Anschell and other members of the association requisitioned an extraordinary general meeting on July 7, 2009 at which a new board was elected. A longtime critic of the operations of the BIA, Anschell maintains establishing a new board was necessary to restore accountability and trans see page 3

Winter of their content

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Eileen and Ed Carter – who have visited family members in White Rock for the last 30 years – watch the sunset this week on the city they can now call home. The former Kamloops residents relocated to the Semiahmoo Peninsula last year upon retiring.

No immediate plans to halt trash trains Jeff Nagel Black Press

Despite the province’s vow to outlaw garbage exports, Whistler’s waste will continue to roll through White Rock and across the border to a U.S. landfill during the 2010 Winter Olympics. The provincial government committed to the ban in its August throne speech, blocking Metro Vancouver’s potential use of exports as a stop-gap measure while it tries to build new

waste-to-energy incinerators. It would also stop the trash trains that now carry garbage from Whistler and the Cowichan Valley regional district on Vancouver Island to the Roosevelt regional landfill in southern Washington State, the same dump Metro wanted to use. But environment minister Barry Penner confirmed Wednesday there are no plans to legislate a halt to shipments of waste out of B.C. before the Games.

“It’s business as usual,” said Joe Casalini, spokesman for Rabanco, the firm that runs the Roosevelt landfill. Casalini said he’s been told the province will grandfather existing contracts. Whistler’s garbage has been hauled to Metro Vancouver and then put onto U.S.-bound trains since 2005, when Whistler council closed its old landfill next to what would become the atheletes’ village there.

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‘Great remorse’ from taxi driver Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

A Surrey taxi driver charged after a teen was pinned under a cab in November 2008 pleaded guilty this week to dangerous driving causing bodily injury. Harpal Rai entered the plea in Surrey Provincial Court Monday (Jan. 4), at the start of what was to be a two-day preliminary hearing in the case. A second charge of assault with a weapon was stayed. Crown Don Wilson said Rai, who was 61 at

the time of the Nov. 8 incident, “expressed great remorse and regret” when he entered his plea. The driver did not make any statements with regard to what happened the night the teen was pinned in the 2400-block of 128 Street, Wilson said. However, it was confirmed that the incident occurred after four youth who had hailed Rai’s cab for a ride ran off without paying, he said. “In a very brief outline to the court, the teens had, as we could say, rode and dashed, and as a result, the accused drove and the victim was in front of him and, I’m assuming, fell under the

car,” Wilson said. The victim, who “miraculously” did not suffer any serious injuries, was in court Monday and able to thank the two firefighters who helped free him from under the cab. He still has a sore back, Wilson said. A pre-sentence report was ordered, and the matter is due back in court April 26. Rai could face anything from a suspended sentence to jail, Wilson said, describing what happened as “a very serious matter.” He would not comment on the Crown’s position as to an appropriate sentence.

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Owner asked to wait Staff Reporter

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City officials consult at the site of clearing in Morgan Creek that raised concerns with an area resident. until the work can be examined and any necessary reports and permits completed. McPherson said he’s been asked to get an erosion and sediment control permit, a requirement he said he wasn’t aware even existed. The bylaw came into effect a couple years ago, for sites larger than 2,000 square metres, but “we haven’t developed a property in three years,” McPherson said. Engineers will take care of that permit, and a request to erect snow

fencing around the site’s large conifers will also be fulfilled, McPherson said. Nick Marach, the city’s building division manager, said a bylaw officer is monitoring the situation. He noted work observed Wednesday did not require a tree-cutting permit. As well, there is no evidence of plans to remove the trees Buchanan raised alarms about. An arbourist’s report and permit would be required if further treecutting was planned, Marach said.

McPherson said the site is zoned for townhouses, and was to be the second phase of the Deer Run development. There are currently no plans to build there. “We’re just going to clean it up and make it look better,” he said. City engineer Carrie Baron said fisheries officials have been notified with regards to potential sediment impact to area streams. McPherson noted a filtration system to prevent such impacts has been in place for years.

Anschell critical of BIA opponent’s legal counsel  from page 1 parency to the organization. But Lawrence’s legal challenge asserts the move did not follow the correct process – including having enough members sign the requisition petition to represent the 10 per cent of membership required – making a new board invalid. He said he remains confident the court will uphold this view. And, he said, the upcoming annual general meeting has been requisitioned by “way more than 10 per cent” of the membership. Contacted for comment on the postponement by the Peace Arch News, Anschell replied by email


French decision Parents of children in White Rock Elementary’s late French immersion program were to learn today (Friday) whether their children will have to change schools in September in order to continue with it. The Surrey school district has been considering moving the program to Jessie Lee Elementary. Officials cite overcrowding at White Rock Elementary, finances and the impact of pending full-day kindergarten as factors behind a recommendation to entertain the idea. The situation is “enormously complicated,” the district’s John Ormond told Peace Arch News last month, noting discussions had been ongoing for at least a year. Parents say they were surprised to learn of the dilemma Dec. 9.

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Work to clear a two-acre site in Morgan Creek was suspended Wednesday after a neighbour reported trees protected by City of Surrey bylaw were being cut without permit. Resident Ross Buchanan alerted Surrey officials to his concerns the day before after noticing excavators moving towards “hundreds” of trees he says fall under what should be protected. But property representative Bryan McPherson, with Morgan Creek Holdings, promised the trees Buchanan was concerned about are safe. The focus of the work is stumps and shrubbery – an effort to remove growth that’s been concealing the dumping of everything from refrigerators to stolen cars. Staff with the city’s building and engineering departments visited the 3375 Morgan Creek Way site Tuesday and Wednesday. They confirmed work at the site does not appear to have crossed any lines. However, the potential was there, they said, and that is what prompted the request to hold off


that he was critical of the tactics of Lawrence’s legal counsel. “The counsel for the plaintiff was well aware that we had four to five hours of material to go through,” he said. “But, regardless, they tried to shoehorn our case into a twohour time slot.” Lawrence countered he was surprised Anschell felt he and other defendants needed more time. “He was already given all this stuff ages ago, and he’d even prepared a statement of defence that was somewhat extensive.” He wondered whether the time needed was for Anschell’s statement itself, which, he said, “had a



lot of stuff that had nothing to do with the case.” Lawrence said, in his view, the legal challenge is focused on one basic point – “whether they took the right steps to file a Form 7

(requisition of general meeting and election of new board under the Society Act) or whether they didn’t.” Anschell charged that Lawrence’s counsel had attempted to “submit last-minute material right before the hearing,” but Lawrence said he was not aware of any new material that would have been submitted. “Disclosure of evidence is one of the rules of the court,” he said. On Nov. 23, White Rock council called for the formation of a new association, noting the original BIA mandate under the Community Charter will have run its full five-year term by March 31.

Funeral services will be held for fallen Langley soldier Pte. Garrett Chidley on Tuesday. The 21-year-old, who graduated from Langley Secondary School in 2006, was killed in Afghanistan on Dec. 30 when the armoured vehicle he was riding in struck an Improvised Explosive Device buried beneath a dirt road. He was a member of 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, based in Shilo, Man. Three other soldiers and a reporter from the Calgary Herald were also killed in the explosion. His body is to arrive on a military airplane at YVR Tuesday morning. It will then be transported to Victory Memorial Gardens in South Surrey for an afternoon funeral service. Pte. Chidley The time for the service has not yet been finalized, but a family member told Black Press it will probably be held at 2 p.m. The family is hoping for a smaller ceremony as they say goodbye to the young man who was a key part of their lives, but they understand the public interest in his death. They say they appreciate all the support and sympathy they have been receiving.

Fires fueled Police are crediting the quick action of a witness with averting potentially serious damage to or near Ocean Park Library last weekend. Const. Kenn Meglic said police and fire crews responded at 7:40 p.m. Jan. 2, after a report four Caucasian males were seen ripping up fabric and lighting pieces on fire. The complainant also reported seeing bottles and a smell of burning gasoline. Police found “fuel gel” bottles, matches and burnt fabric, Meglic said, noting the combination could have led to “some serious damage.”


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Kindergarten registration 101 Children who turn five before next January are eligible to start school this September. Registration for regular kindergarten begins Jan. 18 at neighbourhood elementary schools. To find the school at which to register, visit the school district’s “find a school” page at www. or call 604-592-4272. The Aboriginal education department of the Surrey school district currently offers two fullday kindergarten programs at Bear Creek and Lena Shaw elementary schools. These programs operate under a set of district standards, which pay particular attention to literacy/language development and parental/caregiver involvement. To register, contact the school beginning Jan.

18. For more information, call Bear Creek Elementary at 604594-7501 or Lena Shaw Elementary at 604-581-1363. The following kindergarten programs have phone-in registration only: • Phone-in registration for Intensive Fine Arts begins at 5 p.m. on Jan. 11. • Phone-in registration for the Montessori program begins at 5 p.m. on Jan. 11. • Phone-in registration for traditional schools starts at 5 p.m. on Jan. 12. • Early French immersion starts at 5 p.m. on Jan. 13. To register, call the board office at 604-596-7733 on the date. Registration for other programs in Surrey will be directly through

the schools starting Jan. 18. For registration at the school, the following documents must be provided : • Proof of student birth date (birth certificate or passport); • Proof of guardianship (as shown on birth certificate or other legal documentation); • Proof of citizenship for parents and students (birth certificate, citizenship card, passport, landed immigrant document, permanent resident card); • Proof of residency (purchase or rental agreement, property tax document, hydro or gas bill). Documents which are helpful, but not required, include health-related documents such as immunization records and medical condition information.






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Rosemary Heights Elementary kindergarten students this school year attend half-day classes.

Schools to use existing buildings  from page 1 Specifically which schools will have the full-day program is expected to be announced within the next week, but Strachan said staff are working to ensure the program is available at schools in each of the district’s regions, or within “families” of schools in a particular area. All-day kindergarten is already offered to aboriginal, ESL and some special-needs students. Those will continue uninterrupted. Because Surrey is a growing school district – about 1,100 new kids entered local public schools this year – space is at a premium at many facilities, particularly in areas of Cloverdale, where housing development has been rapid. The province has not provided

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schools nine months from now. “We’re never certain how many kindergarten students we’re going to have until into September,” Strachan said. “We’re using projections the best we can at this point in the year.” As well, not all parents put their kids in kindergarten. While between 80 and 85 per cent of kindergarten-age kids register for school annually, that figure is expected to climb when full-day classes are offered. The provincial government has assured all five-year-olds in B.C. will be offered full-day kindergarten by September 2011 at a cost of another $107 million. Government has also indicated it will provide money for new classroom space where needed for the 2011/2012 school year.

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The naked truth about security ho would have ever thought we’d one day have to go ‘the full monty’ to be able to get onto a plane? That is what the effect will be when 44 full-body scanners are installed at Canadian airports in coming months, an $11-million response to America’s ever-increasing paranoia about terrorism. Because one man stuffed explosives into his underwear on Christmas day, we’re all going to be showing ours – and a lot more – to harried, underpaid staff at airport security checkpoints, at the very least creating embarrassment for travellers, and at most making the process of air travel so aggravating and slow we’ll give up altogether. When more airlines declare bankruptcy, and more pilots, flight attendants and ground crews start losing their jobs, the terrorists will be able to pat themselves on the back. They don’t even have to crash planes anymore to bring an economy to its knees, they just have to make us think they can. That won’t change no matter how much money is spent on technology. No machine is smarter than the people who run it, the engineers who design it or the politicians and bureaucrats who put their faith in it in the guise of “keeping us safe.” Perhaps most importantly, no machine is smarter than the nefarious people seeking to exploit its fallibilities. The would-be underwear bomber didn’t get as far as he did because of inadequate technology. He came close to igniting his pants and bringing down a plane because government and security officials didn’t heed a warning handed to them on a silver platter by the fellow’s concerned father. He was able to board successive flights because airport personnel didn’t react to the warning signs of an agitated man booking a one-way flight with cash and no baggage. If he got through existing multiple security checks of metal detectors, X-rays and light pat-downs, it was probably because the people tasked with doing those jobs are inadequately trained, coping with huge lineups, and – who knows – maybe they’d already worked through their lunch breaks. No amount of machinery will ever overcome security management and staffing issues like these. That’s where the real scrutiny needs to take place – if we’re ever to feel truly safe while flying.



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his column was inspired by the plastic scrunching underfoot. I hope the meeting is not accompanied by the wail complaint, but not the behaviour, of sirens, by cries of pain, whimpers of of a co-worker. shock and despair. One morning she was relating the I hope, too, it’s not in front of narrow escapes she’s had on the road each day on her way to the pale, grim faces of police Alex Browne and emergency service workers work. as they wheel one, or both, of us “What is it with people?” away. she asked. “Isn’t it cool to use But, really, I’m just hoping I signals any more?” It made me think of a driver don’t encounter you at all. You’re probably not a bad I saw just the other night, person, even though you have a changing lanes with nary a very bad habit. warning indicator. It made me think of all the others I’ve seen You probably wouldn’t describe yourself as stupid, or careless. who’ve been just as – shall we You probably think you’re an say – casual with rules that are excellent driver. So good, in fact, non-negotiable. that you can be forgiven the So here it is. A memo to that driver who – apparently – niceties of following the rules of the road. doesn’t think it’s cool to signal turns or Those rules weren’t made for you – lane changes: I don’t know your name. I’ve never met you’re too cool, right? You’re too good at driving fast; making you. But you know who you are. I’ve seen you around a lot lately. Way your wheels behave like a car in one of those three-dimensional video games. more than I would have expected, or Maybe you’re even too busy talking on wanted, in this day and age. your cell or text-messaging your friends. I hope if I do meet you, it’s under good circumstances – not surrounded You’re a grown-up... well, grown up enough, at least, to pass all the necessary by flashing lights, twisted wreckage on tests and be granted a licence to operate cold, hard pavement, broken glass and

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119 responding a vehicle. But the fact is you’re a menace. What you’re doing is very stupid, because it’s dangerous, and because you know better. You must realize you’re not only endangering your own life – you’re endangering the lives of others. And if you continue to do it, the odds are you will cause an accident. Even guardian angels have a hard time watching out for people like you. I pray your stupidity will not cost the life of a single innocent victim. But chances are it will. Will you be able to explain to the weeping mother, the grieving father, brother, sister, daughter or son? Will you be able to convince them what an expert driver you are? Will they take the time to listen while you tell them your rationale for not clearly signalling your intentions on the road, for zipping lane to lane, cutting off other vehicles in the process? Do you think they’ll understand or appreciate that you were willing to sacrifice their loved one, rather than sacrificing your own precious sense of ‘cool’? When the realization of what you’ve done – and what you failed to do – hits you, will you weep and wring your hands in anguish? Or will you take the coward’s excuse – say it was somebody else’s fault? Do yourself – and the rest of us – a favour. Cut it out. Now. Alex Browne is a reporter at the Peace Arch News.

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By the people, for the people Editor: Re: White Rock buries its head, Jan. 3 letters. The people of White Rock have to realize these festivals are spearheaded by volunteers organizations, such as Community of Lights Event Society which creates the Spirit of the Sea Festival annually. Without these groups and volunteers, these events would not be possible. Everybody thinks that the City of White Rock organizes these events. The City of White Rock

does provide some services in kind to these festivals. However, it is the corporate and private sponsorships – as well as the volunteers – who create the festival. Best of luck to the city. Chris Johnstone, Surrey Editor’s note: Letter-writer Chris Johnston was vice-chair of the past two Spirit of the Sea Festivals. Q Thank you to letter-writer Gerda Barwieck for thinking about the 2010 Uptown Sandcastle Competition. The 2010 Uptown White Rock Sandcastle Competition is a startup youth venture, designed, created and managed by local youths on the Semiahmoo Peninsula. We applied for an event permit for a competition on the beach two

years in a row, and both this council and the previous council voted against it. Sigh. The city’s leisure services department quoted $60,000 for policing of a shoreline event, and FREMP cites environmental concerns for shell life. We agree with you. We have a beach, building sandcastles on our beach has been a traditional pastime for thousands of years, and, yes, it is our dream to one day have a competition both uptown and along the beach. Until then, when life throws lemons at your dream, catch them and make lemonade! So that is what we’re doing. Twenty-five teams will be building sand sculptures in the July 25 competition at various locations

uptown, the sculptures will be coated and stay in place until Aug. 1 for a free self-guided walking tour our lovely city. We will be actively encouraging all visitors on the August long weekend to enjoy the Sandcastle Walking Tour, then walk down the hill to the Spirit of the Sea Festival. We have Sandcastle Travel, Sandcastle Lanes, Sandcastle gym… the only thing missing is a sandcastle competition! The interest from people wanting to visit is over the top, and we have teams from the Harrison competition already entered. Families can take the bus to White Rock, and have a really amazing day both uptown and along the shore. This is our dream. Lisa Nolan, White Rock

Matters of time, money Editor: Re: City mulls disbanding fire department, Dec. 16. I am writing to voice my concern over the proposal for White Rock to contract with Surrey for fire-protection services. This concept is not new. It was last reviewed and rejected by council in 2004/2005. The primary basis for the rejection then was that there would be a reduction in service level due to increased response times through much of the city, and the loss of the city’s disaster responders. Under the 2004 proposal – and I doubt the 2010 one is much different – White Rock would close its firehall, sell its equipment and all response would come from Surrey Hall 13 on Martin Street or Hall 12 in Ocean Park. Thus, there would be an increased response time for anything south of Thrift Avenue, including all of the hillside area. Given that up to 75 per cent of calls are medical emergencies, the difference a minute or two can make is critical. White Rock answers about 1,400 call-outs per year. So under the terms of the contract, Hall 13’s call-outs would almost double from 1,700 to around 3,000. I believe Surrey would add a smaller two-man response truck to the hall – but that would likely be it. The building cannot be expanded. This makes for a pretty busy hall. Added to that is the issue of coverage for Hall 14 at 176 Street and 20 Avenue. Although slated for replacement and manning by firefighters in the future, this hall is now manned by volunteers, and the crews from Hall 13 find themselves out as far as 196th supplementing the volunteers. Added to the response-time issue is the matter if giving up White Rock’s only trained emergency and disaster responders who live in the area. The RCMP can live anywhere in Metro Vancouver; firefighters have to live within a limited distance unconstrained by a tunnel or a bridge. White Rock currently has 24 full-time firefighters and up to 20 volunteer firefighters. That disaster assistance would all be gone under the terms of the agreement. Finally, once you give up your firefighters, sell off all your trucks and equipment, and close down or tear down your firehall, there is no going back. White Rock would be forever locked into a contract with Surrey. There are no options and there is no bargaining leverage. Whatever Surrey chooses to charge must be paid. To be completely dependent upon Surrey’s goodwill and not be able to have any meaningful say in the deployment, use or renewal of costly resources is not a position I would recommend. And once the fire protection is provided by Surrey can the police protection be far behind? The reason the higher taxes in White Rock – as

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Letter writers offer differing views of how contracting out fire services would affect White Rock. opposed to Surrey – is primarily the greater cost of protective services. I, for one, do not mind paying for the higher degree of safety I receive. Wayne W. Baldwin, White Rock Editor’s note: Letter-writer Wayne Baldwin was White Rock’s city manager from 1983-2006. Q To properly understand the concerns facing a possible amalgamation of fire departments, one must look at the complexities of local fire service. Historically, White Rock Fire Department in 1933 was the second fire brigade created in the municipality of Surrey, following Cloverdale. WRFD – under jurisdiction of Surrey until we became a city in 1957 – was equally governed and administered as part of Surrey Ward 7 and given optimal fire department identity. In fact, when White Rock seceded, Surrey constructed a new firehall on 24 Avenue at 153 Street to employ White Rock firefighters who wished to remain part of the Surrey structure, and, of course, to protect the people of Sunnyside. Geographically, few living on the Peninsula understand the diminutive size of our city; many Surrey residents refer to their homes and businesses as being in White Rock. The fact is, White Rock is only eight blocks south to north and 20 blocks west to east. Former White Rock fire Chief Fred Phillips once said, “The reason our response time is so good is because our total protection area is within a two-mile radius.” Most residents do not know we already contract part of the fire-rescue service to the City of Surrey. Surrey has what is likely the most technical, highly respected emergency dispatch centre in Canada – if not all of North America – and White Rock has contracted this service for a few decades.

Residents living along the White Rock-Surrey corridor west of 152 Street would experience a much shorter response time under an amalgamated fire service. My wife and I live in one of the Lower Mainland’s finest highrise, firesafe condos, Sussex House, and we have total satisfaction toward the developer and White Rock fire services for their creativity and firesafety awareness. In my personal situation, the response time would be cut in half. Finally, let us look at some of the cost. It is well known that more than 90 per cent of a fire department’s cost is related to personnel and staffing. However, there is also a major cost outlay for equipment; front-line pumper apparatus has a 20-year tenure of service, aerial equipment can be extended to 30 years. Our front-line pumper is a 1998 American LaFrance unit, which costs well over $1 million to replace, our aerial platform will cost a great deal more. White Rock has a population of 18,250, while Surrey has a population of 462,516. Simple financial logic shows there is a greater personal cost saving by having 480,766 people share the cost, rather than 18,250 people. To answer concerns of WRFFA union president Scott Booth, it is virtually impossible a firehall would be closed, nor would any jobs be lost. I am sure his pride is for the occupation firefighters have chosen, the performance of their duties, attainment of personal skills and commitment to the people of White Rock, and not to the fact they were born and raised in our city. I urge everyone to examine all facts, weigh pros and cons, listen to the informed and make a judgment based on what they have learned. Lorne Pearson, White Rock

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Lower Mainland housing prices and sales rebounded strongly in 2009 after a deep slump amid the global financial crisis at the start of the year. Realtors said December ended up being one of the best months ever for home sales, with activity more than doubling from a year earlier. “Low interest rates, an economy emerging from recession and continuing to improve and consumer confidence led to the resurgence,” said Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver president Scott Russell. Twelve months ago the local property market was awash in new listings from owners wanting to sell, while buyers were hesitant to commit in case prices fell further. By February, when prices bottomed and began to turn, typical homes were selling for about 15 per cent less than they had at the peak of the market in May of 2008. Prices have not yet reached their former highs. But the benchmark detached house in Greater Vancouver now sells for $766,800 – up 18 per cent for the year – and not far from the all-time record. Townhouses or duplexes ended the year up 12.9 per cent to $478,100 and condos gained 14.8 per cent to $382,600. The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) said the benchmark price of detached houses rose 7.2 per cent to $497,700. It will take a further

four per cent gain to climb into record territory. Fraser Valley townhouses were up 7.4 per cent in 2009 to $318,174 (13 per cent short of the 2008 peak), while apartments actually fell 0.3 per cent in price in 2009 to $237,800 (10 per cent below the old high). “In 12 months we went from the worst January in 20 years to the third best December,” said FVREB board president Paul Penner. He said the drop in new home construction due to the recession is one factor putting upward pressure on prices. This year is expected to see rising mortgage rates that could cool buying activity. The federal government has warned it may also tighten the rules on minimum down payments and maximum mortgage terms to avert a housing price bubble, moves that analysts say could further chill the market. December 2009 detached houses, one year percentage change: Abbotsford – $421,500 (+9.5%) Burnaby – $748,750 (+16.7) Coquitlam – $667,700 (+14.7) Delta North – $487,200 (+6.8) Delta South – $664,500 (+17.1) Langley – $508,500 (+8.2) Mission – $348,200 (-3.4) New West – $574,000 (+15.0) Port Moody – $719,000 (+30.7) Richmond – $817,800 (+19.0) Surrey – $527,200 (+5.1) Van. East – $713,200 (+23.0) Van. West – $1,516,000 (+30.2) West Van. – $1,319,000 (+12.9) White Rock/South Surrey – $729,400 (+16.3) - Benchmark sale prices or median sale prices from Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley real estate boards.

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White Rock Fire Hall in Jeopardy Taxpayers kept in dark about plan that would increase response times for parts of city, create uncertainty about future costs and capabilities of fire protection in White Rock Contracting fire services to Surrey will result in the closure of the White Rock Fire Hall and create uncertainty about the future capabilities and cost of fire protection in the city, White Rock Fire Fighters warn. White Rock Fire Fighters Association President Scott Booth will be addressing city council Monday night to outline fire fighters’ concerns about contracting fire services to Surrey, which White Rock is reportedly considering. Booth urges citizens who are concerned about public safety and future costs to contact the mayor and council to voice their objections to the idea, and to attend the council meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall. Booth is concerned that despite the fire department’s importance in the community, virtually no information has been released about what the city is planning to do with fire protection. Booth demands that the city explain its plans for the White Rock Fire Department and explain all of the plan’s financial and public safety impacts to the taxpayers of White Rock. “The citizens have a right to know what council is planning to do with their fire protection, they have a right to know how it will affect their public safety and what the future costs could be. And they have a right to have their voices heard,” Booth says. “But so far, the taxpaying public has been kept in the dark about this plan, and it’s a huge concern.” Booth also wants to clear up the misconception that White Rock’s professional fire fighters are less qualified than Surrey’s. They are all trained to the same National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) level of qualification. The fire fighters are concerned that contracting fire services to Surrey would result in: • Closure of the White Rock fire hall, an award-winning facility built by White Rock taxpayers just 16 years ago as the result of a referendum by the people • No guarantee of adequate response times and resources for emergency calls in White Rock, especially if personnel and vehicles in the nearest Surrey fire hall are tied up at a call in Surrey • Less say by White Rock taxpayers in the determination of future community safety levels • The end of White Rock’s excellent public education program and approximately 20 fundraising events White Rock fire fighters conduct annually to specifically benefit our community • Permanent dependence on other jurisdictions for fire protection, regardless of the cost, as White Rock fire department assets are sold off for cents on the dollar making it too costly to rebuild the service in the future • A further loss of community identity • The potential first step in the complete amalgamation of White Rock and Surrey “I trust that people realize all that’s at stake here, in terms of public safety and future costs,” Booth says. “Now is the time to demand answers from city council and to stand up for the White Rock Fire Department before it’s gone forever.”

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CITY NEWS CALL FOR CIVIC GRANT APPLICATIONS The City is accepting applications for the 2010 Civic Grants. Annually, City Council awards a limited amount of funds to recipients doing work in the community that either benefits the residents of the City or brings favourable publicity to the City, thereby raising civic pride and awareness. If you are interested in applying for a grant, both the application and associated policy are available on the City’s website ( or in the Financial Services office at White Rock City Hall, 15322 Buena Vista Avenue, White Rock, B.C., during regular office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), Monday through Friday, except Statutory Holidays. All applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Monday, February 15, 2010.

OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT Council has been considering making amendments to the Official Community Plan, 2008 for the City of White Rock for the Town Centre Area Policies to reduce the maximum permitted density to 2.75 FAR (Floor Area Ratio) from 3.8, and the maximum height of buildings to 41.14 m (12 stories) from 70.3 metres (21 stories). The next step in the process, a public information meeting, will be held on January 20 to gather input from the community on the proposed amendments. At this meeting an overview of the proposed changes will be presented followed by a question and answer period. OCP Amendment Public Information Meeting Wednesday, January 20, 2010 6:30 p.m. City Hall (Council Chambers) 15322 Buena Vista Avenue White Rock, BC V4B 1Y6 For more information or to view the proposed amendments, please visit the City’s website at or visit City Hall during regular office hours.

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Less fortunate supported with food, clothes and ‘dream gifts’

Women With Heart brighten holidays Hannah Sutherland


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ays after Christmas, Brita McLaughlin sits in the front room of her South Surrey home, where 50 boxes and bags worth of food were stacked just weeks before. Flats of tuna, cases of mayonnaise and containers of canned goods – many too heavy to lift – covered the floor, blocking most paths through rooms. The assortment of goods took eight people four hours to sort. Now that they have been cleared away and donated to those in need, McLaughlin reflects back on a fundraising effort that started six years ago as a small martini party, and has now ballooned into an effort involving hundreds. When McLaughlin first organized a Glam and Glog evening, she invited around 25 friends and asked each to bring an item for a ❝There’s Christmas hamper. nothing we She assembled the can’t do when package for a family we do it at her children’s school, Crescent Park together.❞ Brita McLaughlin Elementary, after thinking of how lessfortunate children would return to class after Christmas and see the gifts other, more affluent students received. “That’s a particularly tough thing for kids,” she said. “I always wanted to support a family from our school. There are so many families and so many children, women and men who need help in our community.” Having received specifications about the family members’ ages, clothing sizes and wishes beforehand, guests brought donations to the party. Not only was the concept a successful fundraiser, McLaughlin said it was fun, too. “I love entertaining and I love having fun and I love giving back, and at Christmastime, there’s no better feeling than giving back.” With Glam and Glog growing every year since – six families were sponsored in 2008 – McLaughlin decided this past Christmas to shift the focus to women. “I really wanted to instill that sense of women helping women.” Having heard about South Fraser Women’s Services Society’s Women’s Place, she chose to direct proceeds to the organization’s clients. She received wish lists from three single, disabled, elderly women and three single-mother families registered at Women’s Place. McLaughlin said most of the requests were for necessities such as clothes, and the mothers didn’t ask for anything for themselves.

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Brita McLaughlin is the founder of Glam and Glog, which started six years ago and has grown year after year. Below left, gently used purses are auctioned off to raise additional funds and right, a group of volunteers celebrate a house full of wrapped gifts. “They’re very humble with what they ask the gifts, and a moving truck delivered the for.” goods. When McLaughlin appealed to friends for “It was such a collective effort,” she said. donations for the families, “If people don’t jump onboard, you really she got more than she have nothing.” bargained for. To recognize Through word of those involved mouth, more than 200 with the campaign, people became involved, McLaughlin donating their time and created a noncontributing everything profit organization from food and clothes to called Women cash and gift cards. With Heart. By Dec. 16, the night “It was a thread before Glam and Glog, to connect us all,” boxes of items littered she said, noting McLaughlin’s floor. two others helped Volunteers helped clear co-ordinate the the effects in time for party this year. “I the party the following think a women’s evening, which drew 55 greatest asset is women. her heart. It’s her On top of donations, power to give and compassion and ability to McLaughlin asked guests nurture, and it’s what connects us all.” to bring unwanted, When all was said and done, McLaughlin gently used purses. The said Women With Heart collected 85 boxes Contributed photo accessories were auctioned and bags of food (five were donated by off that night, raising an additional $600. Grade 6 and 7 Crescent Park students); The following day, volunteers helped wrap $1,905 in gift cards; and $1,213 in cash and

cheques. Each family received two bags of assorted food, as well as their “dream gift,” which SFWSS asked each family member to disclose. With some of the money raised, Women With Heart bought dream gifts that included a computer, Xboxes, an iPod and a food processor. When one young boy asked for an acting class, a local studio donated a lesson. For a teenage girl who wanted a shopping spree, Women With Heart filled a wallet with gift cards. Not only did the amount of donations increase from what was originally expected, but so did the number of people sponsored. On top of the six families from Women’s Place, two other families were supported by Grade 3 and 7 Crescent Park students through hampers, which Women With Heart supplemented with food, gifts and dream wishes. Women With Heart also made hampers for an additional three families in White Rock, as well as two 17-year-old girls who live on their own in South Surrey. Leftover food was given to South Fraser Women’s Services Society’s hot-lunch and food-aid programs. “I feel great,” McLaughlin said of the accomplishment. “It feels like a million bucks. There’s nothing better than giving back.” McLaughlin said the importance of community service was instilled in her by her father – who left his career as a lawyer for politics – and reinforced by watching her sister go through struggles in her life. “What I took away from that is compassion. Compassion is so important. Human nature, the automatic (response) is to judge, always. It’s important to take a step back.” Wanting to carry on those values, she – along with her two children, husband and friend – bought gifts, baked and made a wreath nine years ago for a local family whose house burned down the week of Christmas. And, to incorporate community service in her career, McLaughlin left the corporate world six years ago to become a life coach. The difference with Women With Heart, she said, is numerous people come together for a common cause. McLaughlin tears up when she thinks about a neighbour who attended Glam and Glog soon after her husband died. When McLaughlin visited her afterwards, she was in good spirits, and was planning to volunteer at Contributed photo Women’s Place. “There’s nothing we can’t do when we do it together,” McLaughlin remembers her saying. And she agrees. “It’s a circle of women and when you’re part of that circle, I think (my neighbour) was right, there’s nothing we can’t do.”


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Largely because of pressure on journal space, and for questions of prestige, it has become commonplace to report only positive results so that a lot of potentially useful negative information is never made public. This is particularly true of commercially sponsored research. To answer ‘yes’ to the Peace Arch News recent question “Should climate-change researchers skew their data to encourage environmentalists� is to deny the whole process of scientific enquiry saying, in effect, I don’t care what your results show, I choose to believe otherwise. Quite simply, deliberately falsifying data is lying, and any conclusions based on spurious data have no validity. It is possible and excusable to make errors in measurement or interpretation – the peer review process is in place to detect such mistakes – but it is entirely unscientific to knowingly use imperfect or incomplete data just to make a point. The climate change issue has unfortunately become emotional and political, perhaps even social when, for the sake of the world, it requires only dispassionate and disinterested study. Dr. Roy Strang writes weekly on the environment for the Peace Arch News.

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Provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall can’t comprehend that logic. “There is no scientific evidence to suggest that raw milk has any benefit that pasteurized milk doesn’t,” he said. “And there’s a pile of evidence to suggest that raw milk carries with it a whole lot of hazards.” Such bacteria as listeria, E. coli, salmonella and campylobacter sometimes found in unpasteurized milk can infect consumers. “You’re talking about taking raw milk from an animal which could have subclinical infection, intermittent infection or contamination of feces on its teats at levels you wouldn’t visibly be able to see,” Kendall said. Sharing unpasteurized milk is illegal under provincial legislation governing the milk industry and the sale is prohibited under federal food and drug regulations. Raw milk is also defined as a health hazard under B.C.’s Public Health Act.

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On New Year’s Eve, more than a week before her due date, Janka Majercin knew something was up. To be on the safe side, she and husband Michal stayed in their South Surrey home and relaxed, watching movies. “We just stayed at home because I knew something was going on,” Janka said. “I knew she was going to be born. We were celebrating with her already.” ❝We named her The contractions started Emma because around 2:30 a.m., and Janka was admitted to Peace Arch Emmanuel, it Hospital at 5 a.m. on Jan. 1. means ‘God with At 10:52 a.m., Emma – the us.’ She's really a Semiahmoo Peninsula’s first gift from God.❞ baby of 2010 – was born, weighing nine pounds, three Janka Majercin ounces. mother “We named her Emma because Emmanuel, it means ‘God with us,’” Janka said, noting the hospital gave her a gift bag, rocking horse and flowers. “She’s really a gift from God – a gift beyond reason.” Emma joined her siblings, three-year-old Ester and 11-month-old Sara, at home Jan. 2. “She’s a very calm baby and really content, and she’s a happy baby.” Janka, who left her home country of Slovakia nine years ago, lived in South Surrey before moving to North Vancouver, where she met Michal, also a Slovak. The couple returned to the Peninsula last May. Janka said her third pregnancy came as a surprise, as did the timing of the birth. “She wasn’t planned – she was a big surprise to us,” she said. “It’s a great surprise for the new year. What should be, should be.”

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Emma, Peace Arch Hospital’s New Year’s baby, was born at 10:52 a.m. on Jan. 1, giving parents Janka and Michal a third daughter, joining Sara, 11 months, and Ester, who turns three in February.

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There were 145 physical or verbal assaults reported last year – roughly the same as in 2008 and down from 240 in 2006 and 226 in 2007. An additional 12 SkyTrain attendants were assaulted last year. But Zabel said the severity of some incidents has worsened. Some drivers have been hospitalized and traumatized, left unable to drive for months. One bus swerved along Lougheed Highway in September when its

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TransLink will extract an extra $146 million from transit users and taxpayers in 2010, but don’t expect to see service expand as a result. The 2010 budget calls for more belt-tightening at the transportation authority and advances no major spending towards the long-promised Evergreen Line to Port Moody and Coquitlam, nor for other rapid transit expansion in Surrey or along Broadway in Vancouver. The more than $1.2-billion budget is in line with the 10-year plan approved by Metro Vancouver mayors in October, along with fare and tax hikes to avert huge deficits in future years. “We’ve avoided service cut backs that would have been a real blow to Metro Vancouver’s sustainability and quality of life,� TransLink CEO Ian Jarvis said last month. TransLink and the mayors intend to seek new revenue sources from the province for expansion. “Our challenge is to build consensus around how we can make the road and transit investments needed to support our region’s growth,� Jarvis said. TransLink is to collect $673 million in taxes next year – $100 million more than in 2009 – due

to rising property tax, fuel tax and parking sales tax rates. Motorists will pay three cents a litre more to TransLink when they gas up, and three times as much in sales tax on pay parking lots. Transit fare revenue is also forecast to climb 11 per cent to $423 million as TransLink raises prepaid fares in April and adds a surcharge to take the Canada Line to the airport. The projection also counts on a 7.4 per cent increase in ridership. Golden Ears Bridge tolls are forecast to generate $29 million in the first full year of operation, but more than that will be paid out to the firm that built and operates the new bridge. Despite the increased funding, TransLink still expects to draw down its reserves by $79 million in 2010. That’s because almost half the new money coming in will go to rising debt costs to pay for TransLink’s latest megaprojects. Between the Canada Line, Golden Ears Bridge and the purchase of 48 new SkyTrain cars, TransLink’s annual debt repayments rose from $183 million in 2009 to $251 million this year. The Olympics are the main challenge ahead for TransLink as the transit system ramps up to handle up to a million passengers

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Full-body scanners coming to YVR Jeff Nagel Black Press

Vancouver is among the Canadian airports that will get full-body scanners as part of stepped up anti-terror security measures. The scanners are able to see through clothes, essentially stripping passengers digitally naked as they stand in a booth. They can detect everything from prosthetic limbs to breast implants – and a wide array of explosives and potential weapons. The full body scans are billed as an alternative that passengers can choose instead of more physically intrusive pat-down searches. But privacy advocates argue the machines show too much. “It will be a very massive invasion of one’s privacy,” predicts SFU terrorism expert Andre Gerolymatos. “People are going to step up to those machines and they’ll be rendered stark naked. The person viewing you will be viewing you in the buff.” He questioned the security of the images. “What happens if a movie star or a wellknown politician is going through that scanner? They’re supposed to destroy all the images. But don’t be too surprised if you see some of them on the Internet.” The scans, which take about one minute per passenger, will also mean longer delays to pass through security checks, Gerolymatos predicted. A push for intensified security has been underway since a Nigerian man wearing explosive underwear tried to blow up a plane flying from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day. But Gerolymatos predicts terrorists will

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Full-body scanners will be used at YVR in an effort to increase airport security. find ways of circumventing full-body scans. Explosive liquid or powder could be put in a condom and swallowed, he suggested, adding the same method has been used by cocaine smugglers for years to evade detection. He said Canada’s purchase of scanners stems from a general overreaction by U.S. officials to the threat of terrorism. Rather than rely on technology, he said it would be more effective to hone the skills of airport security staff who ask questions and observe passengers’ behaviour. In the case of the would-be bomber from Nigeria, U.S. screeners failed to act on a series of warning signs – the young man failed to check bags, paid cash for a oneway flight and his father tipped authorities that he posed a threat. The full-body scanners, which cost more than $200,000, have been approved by the federal privacy commissioner and have been tested at Kelowna’s airport. They work by transmitting low-level mil-

limeter wave radio frequency (RF) energy over and around the passenger’s body. The RF wave is reflected back from the body and objects concealed on it to produce a three-dimensional image. The amount of energy used is about one10,000th of the energy coming from a cellphone, according to Transport Canada. Screening takes about one minute. “Given the recent terrorist incident on Dec. 25, our government is accelerating its actions to protect air travellers,” federal transportation minister John Baird said. He said the scanners can detect explosives of all types, metals and other nonmetal anomalies, such as ceramic knives. The screening officer will be in a separate room and won’t be able to see the passenger at the same time. The images aren’t matched to passenger names or identifying information and are to be deleted as soon as the security check is over. Children are not to be scanned. Vancouver is among the first nine of an eventual 44 airports that will get the machines, with the first batch to be running by March. Response to the plans among travellers is mixed. Vancouverite Corinne Begg said on Twitter she’s not sure what to think. “Great for security,” she said. “I guess I’d rather have that than dignity.” Other increased security measures have been imposed by Transport Canada on flights to the U.S. Baird also announced plans to develop a behaviour observation program to flag passengers who act suspiciously, a potential involuntary response to fear of being caught.


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White Rock isn’t Hollywood, but it is close to the epicentre of Hollywood North. What better place to try the first North American test screening of a new feature film? That’s part of the reasoning for Britishbased director/writer/co-producer Simon Tate, who will introduce his first featurelength project, a hard-hitting thriller titled The Point of Regret, Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Coast Capital ❝It dares to throw Playhouse, 1532 Rd. the audience in at Johnston It helps that most the deep end and of Newcastle-born doesn’t patronize Tate’s family lives in the Vancouver area them by shying (including brother away from difficult Max in White Rock) and he was a subjects.❞ former Semiahmoo Simon Tate Peninsula resident director before moving back to England to get married, raise a family, and pursue a more than 10-year career as an award-winning director and producer of television commercials and sponsored films. “It’s very exciting for me to have White Rock be an influential part of my first feature film,” Tate said. “There was no doubt in our minds that we (he and co-producers Penny Westley and David Francis) wanted to run the first test screening in the Lower Mainland.” Because he grew up in the area, he still considers it his home. And because of the size of the movie industry in B.C., he knows the audience here appreciates film.

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A scene from Simon Tate’s new film The Point of Regret, which will be screened for the first time in North America at the Coast Capital Playhouse, Jan. 14 at 6:30p.m. He said a lot of industry movers and shakers are expected to converge on the playhouse for the screening, which will be preceded and followed by the flamencofusion music of Crescent Beach guitarist Curtis Peterson. “This is a raw, gritty film that doesn’t pull any punches, and the market for this film is a cultured, cosmopolitan audience that thinks for itself – that’s the Lower Mainland to a T,” said Tate. The British film also bears another

influence of Hollywood North – the producers are hoping that, following the Vancouver model, productions like this will help jump-start independent feature film production in Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire, where The Point of Regret was shot. “I know, with the right support, we can get the local area seen as a centre for indigenous production and for growing talent in the U.K.,” Tate said. “I’ve seen it happen first-hand in North America.”

Described by the director as having “a number of twists,” The Point of Regret follows the cat-and-mouse relationship between multiple murderer William (A.J. Nicol), back on the outside after 30 years in jail, and small-town reporter Ryan (Christopher Hatherall), the man he wants to tell his story to the world. Only 12 when he stabbed to death his father, mother and three-year-old brother, William, living under a new identity, has his own agenda for seeking publicity for his legendary case. But so, too, does Ryan, who sees the story as a desperate chance for he and his wife, Karen, to escape their spiralling debt and dead-end life. And the climax promises to turn all previous assumptions on their heads. No single true-crime case inspired the film, Tate said. “The Point of Regret draws on a number of different real-life stories that I researched,” he said. “Ultimately, however, I just wanted to make an exciting and fast-paced thrillerdrama that kept revealing new things to the audience right up to the final shot of the film.” Tate, who, in addition to his commercial career has written four films that have been sold into development deals, says films like Mean Streets, The Bourne Trilogy, The Insider, All The President’s Men, Half Nelson and The Constant Gardener had an influence on the look and feel of The Point of Regret, shot on high definition video by co-producer/cinematographer Francis. “I felt I could write a unique story that we could make as a good quality, low-budget independent feature film that would appeal  see page 26

Robin Hood rich with British panto tradition R oyal Canadian Theatre soon into the new year – also in Company’s Christmas the tradition of true British panto. pantomime, Led by always-reliable Lance Peverley Alan Cedargreen as Dame presented locally each year, is thoroughly Gertie Goodbrew and steeped in tradition, TV’s Michael Roberds as the evil Sheriff of which has always been one of its many strong Nottingham, a large suits. cast of amateur and It is also – most arguably professional thespians – one of its few mild told the story of the famed outlaw, or at least weaknesses. the story as envisioned by But more on that, after we highlight the mostly writer/director King. highs of RCTC artistic Good guys, bad guys, inventive musical director Ellie King’s hugely successful run of numbers, good puns, middling (in all their Robin Hood at the Surrey Arts Centre, which ended Sunday, cheesy glory) puns... all and more

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were on display at the closing-day performance, giving solid, reliable, family-friendly entertainment to an audience of – you guessed it – mostly families. In fact, the only thing missing from the Brittannia rule of panto was the sauciness that many Brits infuse into these shows. King plays it safe, minimizing any sense of double-entendres, ensuring inoffensiveness for all ages. Like past productions, King borrows heavily from Christmas pantomimes of her youth, sticking to a tried-and-true structure. This leads to one slightly negative criticism of whether repeat audiences – especially the older (if

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not more mature) ones – would be better entertained year after year should King be slightly less true to one particular vision. However, despite the occasional feeling of déja vu, Robin Hood held its audience’s rapt attention throughout. The high-energy and over-thetop performances of Michael Charrois, as the highly suspect Herr Bitz, along with Shara Nixon as his partner-in-crime, Fraulein Kibbles, tried to steal more than just Gertie Goodbrew’s secret cake recipe; for me, they stole the show each time they were on stage. While it must be tough to retain their enthusiasm for a three-


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week run, neither showed signs of slowing down, even after the curtain fell and they, along with all other cast members, greeted their fans in the hallway. Veteran politician Judy Higginbotham’s special cameo appearance as a wayward Little Red Riding Hood was well-played, supporting Higginbotham’s contention that the political theatre is not far from the community one. I only wish the script had alluded, perhaps cuttingly, to Higginbotham’s rollercoaster career, or at least Red’s liberally hued hood. I’m confident Higginbotham would  see page 27

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Film has European feel  from page 25 to a wide audience,” said Tate. “Other genres have either a specific audience, or need a bigger budget than we had, to compete. But stories like ours are all about the script and the performances and, when done right, appeal to a wide demographic. We’ve had 16-year-olds and people who are 80-plus say that they loved the film.” While the film drew on local talent for supporting roles, professionals were a must for the lead roles of Ryan and William, Tate said. “We were lucky enough to cast our first choices in both of these roles and we worked around any conflict with other projects they were working on because so much of the the story hangs on their performances. “Christopher is based in London and A.J. is now living in New York. They’ve both had feature experience before, which was a prerequisite for these roles as we needed people who were willing to put their heart and soul into it and were also ready to hit the ground running. It helped that they had worked together on the film Soul Searcher, because they were at ease with each other from day one.” Tate said the White Rock audience will be offered the same questionnaire given to a test audience in the U.K. – which has been instrumental in shaping the final editing of the film, just about to be distributed there. The local screening will provide important data on how it will play for North American audiences, he said. “It doesn’t have the


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Director Simon Tate. feel of a Hollywood movie. I think it dares to throw the audience in at the deep end and doesn’t patronize them by shying away from

difficult subjects. “It has a quick pace and is very European – from the dialogue to the camera work, to the editing – and that’s what we need to see. Do people like this new look?” Tickets ($8) are available by contacting info@emanationfilms. net or calling 604-6140039. For more information about The Point of Regret, or to view a trailer, visit www. or follow TPORfilm

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Program heavy on the talent White Rock Chamber Music’s program this Saturday (Jan. 9, 7:30 p.m.) at Pacific Carlton Retirement Residence (15366 17 Ave.) offers a stellar lineup of White Rock, Surrey and Langley talents. Soprano Leanne Page, harpist Maria Whelton, violinist Jannie Chien, cellist Michaela Yoon, recorder player Conner Page, pianist and penny whistler Sky Leuba and the Sandpipers Recorder Ensemble will provide a repertoire that crosses categories in the concert, a fundraiser for the Peninsula Arts Foundation and its music scholarships. Leanne Page, a classical voice major at Vancouver Community College, is well-known from her performances in numerous venues as a church soloist and for a variety of musical ensembles, choirs and musical societies.

Among her recent performances were as soprano soloist for John Rutter’s Requiem at VCC, and as a featured artist in the West Vancouver Concert Series. Whelton, who teaches piano and harp in her Langley studio, is principal harpist for the Vancouver Academy orchestra and studies with Trio Verlaine member Heidi Krutzen, principal harpist for the Vancouver Opera. Conner Page is a gifted young musician, already noted for a flair for improvisation, who has scored in the 90s in all of his Royal Conservatory exams in piano and theory. He was recently featured in concert with his mother, his brother Liam and teacher Ann Schwartz in an evening of serenades to raise money for St. George’s Anglican Church. Chien, 14, a member of the

Semiahmoo Strings, has been studying the violin for eight years under the tutelage of Carla Birston and has won six scholarships in the South Fraser Music Festivals. Fellow Semiahmoo Secondary student Yoon, 14, a cellist since the age of nine, is also a member of the Semiahmoo Strings, as well as the Surrey Youth Orchestra. Leuba, 15, a Grade 10 student at Walnut Grove Secondary School in Langley, already plays piano for dancers and jazz piano for concerts at such venues as the Kent Street Activity Centre. As well as piano and penny whistle he also plays violin and guitar. The Sandpipers Recorder Ensemble was formed as an amateur group in the late 1980s with members from White Rock, Surrey and Langley. Admission is $5 at the door.

Veteran director has recipe for success  from page 25 have been game for any goodnatured barbs to come her way. Cast members James King, Caszie Schoeber, Kerri Norris, Stephen Elcheshen et al all kept the audience in stitches and on the edge of their seats. Sadly, there is not enough room here to adequately reward all performers and crew members for their success in keeping us

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Silver for Teubert Nick Greenizan Sports Reporter

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Surrey Eagles goaltender Vinny Lessard makes a blocker save Wednesday on a shot from Prince George Spruce Kings forward Joe Morgan. The Eagles, looking to end a five-game losing streak, won the game 6-4, and will look to put a win streak together this weekend.

Andrew Wallace, Adam Basford have four-point nights

Eagles get back in win column The Surrey Eagles bumped a five-game losing streak Wednesday night, thanks to a hat trick from college-bound Andrew Wallace. Wallace, who just this week signed a letter of intent to play for Bowling Green State, had three goals including the thirdperiod winner, to lead the Birds to a 6-4 win over the visiting Prince George Spruce Kings. He added an assist on a secondperiod power-play marker from leading scorer Mike Krgovich. “Wally had a good game today,” said Eagles coach Shane Kuss. “We needed him to step up. The vets are the guys who need to step up every game from here

on in.” wards, breaking back into the Two of Wallace’s goals came win column wasn’t easy for the on the power-play, including the home team. first of the game, which came Surrey blew a 2-0 first period lead – Brooks Robinfrom right in front of ❝It wasn’t overly son scored both goals the net. Like Wallace, Adam pretty, but the for the Kings – and Basford also finished the 3-2 midway guys did a good trailed game with four points – through the second all assists – giving him job and hung in period until Krgovich’s power-play tally tied 24 on the season, in just there.❞ 17 games. the game. Shane Kuss Brad McGowan had Tyler Morley scored Eagles coach with 30 seconds left in three helpers, and Chris Santiago also scored. the middle frame to Though the Eagles were click- give the Eagles the lead once ing on the power play – going again, and Wallace’s two goals in 3-for-7 with the man advan- the third, including one into the tage – and got a combined eight empty net, sealed the deal. points from its two veteran forPrince George equalled the

Eagles with the man advantage, also going 3-for-7. “It wasn’t overly pretty, but the guys did a good job and hung in there,” said Kuss. “We still allowed four goals, and we need to improve on that.” The Eagles played with injured regulars Manrag Hayer, Jason Grecica and Jamus Lane, and Grant Toulmin left the game after one period with a lowerbody injury. The Eagles will look to put a winning streak together this weekend; they host the Langley Chiefs tonight (Friday) at South Surrey Arena, and the Alberni Valley Bulldogs Saturday. Both games begin at 7 p.m.

For any other player from any other country, winning back-to-back medals at an event as prestigious at the World Junior Hockey Championships would be cause for celebration. But Colten Teubert plays for Canada, so finishing the second tournament with a silver medal instead of a gold to match the one he won in 2008 stings nearly as much as not making the podium at all. For better or worse, such is life for all the members of the Canadian junior team, which lost the goldmedal game Tuesday, 6-5 in overtime to their arch rivals from the United States. The loss came after Canada stormed back from a 5-3 deficit late in the third period, Colten Teubert tying the game after Team Canada two goals from Teubert’s Regina Pats teammate Jordan Eberle. The late-game heroics ignited the raucous crowd at Saskatoon’s Credit Union Centre, but a win – which would have given Canada its sixth straight gold medal – was not to be. In the overtime period, played four-onfour, American defenceman John Carlson led a 3-on-1 rush, with Teubert – a White Rock native – the only Canadian player back in support. Teubert, one of Canada’s most reliable defensive defencemen, did his best to block Carlson’s passing lanes – as he is supposed to do – but the U.S. puck-carrier instead wired a wrist shot short-side past Canadian goaltender Martin Jones to win the game. “I just shot it, got it on net and got lucky,” an elated Carlson said during an interview on TSN immediately after the game. “It’s the biggest goal I’ve ever scored.” Immediately after the loss, Teubert headed back to Regina to reconnect with his Pats teammates. Regina plays tonight (Friday) against the Moose Jaw Warriors. He could not be reached for comment before Peace Arch News deadlines. Canada’s loss came six years to the day they last lost a gold-medal game at the world juniors, which was, coincidentally, also against the Americans.










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There was plenty of hockey played at local rinks over the holiday break, with no less than three events held at South Surrey and Centennial arenas. Semiahmoo Minor Hockey’s annual Atom and Peewee Challenge was held at the end of December, with nine Semi houseleague teams taking part in the atom tournament, and eight in the peewee division. The Semiahmoo Hawks captured the atom title, with a 4-3 win over the Semiahmoo Ravens, with the winning goal coming in the last minute of the game, on the power play. The peewee tourney was won by the Semi Ravens, who defeated the Semi Rockets 2-1 in the championship game. Like the atom contest, the winning goal in the peewee tilt was also notched in dramatic fashion – on a break-

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Semiahmoo’s Ray Bell holds off a Penticton Vee at Richmond’s International Tournament. away late in the third period. Semi Minor Hockey also hosted a bantam house-league event Dec. 30-31. The tournament was jamboree style, with

players from all four Semiahmoo teams randomly allocated to four new teams, who played a twoday round robin against each other. No standings were kept. Semiahmoo’s midget A squads were busy over Christmas and New Year’s, too, as both the A1 and A2 teams took part in the Richmond International Midget Tournament. The tournament – which was highlighted by a Dec. 29 BC Hockey League game at Minoru Arena, featuring the Surrey Eagles and Nanaimo Clippers – featured teams from the Lower Mainland, Kamloops, Vernon, Yukon, Vancouver Island, Texas, California and Colorado. The Elite AAA division was won by the Moose Jaw AAA Warriors. In the AA/B division’s skills competition, Semi A2 Ravens’ Connor Beauchemin won the fastest skater competition.

Storm boys make noise on Hawaiian tour Southridge Storm’s senior boys basketball team has kept busy throughout the holiday lull, recently returning from an exhibition tour of Hawaii. In Hawaii, Southridge faced off against top American competition such as Hawaii Baptist Academy, Hanalani High School and Academy of the Pacific. The latter two contests both came down to the wire, and required overtime to solve. In the Storm’s first game of the trip, against Hanalani, the visitors came out on top, edging their hosts 53-50. Guard Jordan Yee finished with 15 points and three assists before fouling out, and Jag Dhatt had eight points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots. Jonathan Yu and Royce Holmes had nine and eight points, respectively, and Matt Sinitsin chipped in with five points while adding eight rebounds. The game was the Storm’s first since a Dec. 16 league tilt against Pacific Academy. “The positive aspect of the game was that it was played in Hawaii,” Storm head coach Steve Anderson wrote in an email. “The negative aspect was that (our) play was rusty for a large portion of the game.” Southridge didn’t have the same OT luck in its next game, against Academy of the Pacific on Dec. 29,

losing 48-43 in another low-scoring affair. Dhatt led the way with 18 points and 13 boards in the loss. Yee added 11 points and six steals. The Storm returned to league play Jan. 5 with an 87-63 win over Burnsview Secondary, to run their Fraser Valley AA record to 6-0 (and 9-2 overall). Yee scored 27 points, and Dhatt and Jacob Andreou had double-

doubles. Dhatt finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds, and Andreou had 13 points and 14 boards.

Tourney heats up The Surrey Firefighters Goodwill Classic got underway earlier this week, with six senior girls teams taking part in the Axe division, including the Elgin Park Orcas. The Orcas – the tournament’s defending

champions – opened the tournament with a win over the Semiahmoo Totems Tuesday, and Wednesday defeated Lord Tweedsmuir to advance to semifinals, which are slated for today (Friday). The finals are scheduled for Saturday at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary. Earl Marriott is also in the tournament, in the Ladder division. - Nick Greenizan



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Eagles’ forward nets deal to play at Bowling Green and contribute quite a bit as a freshman, which is something Despite wallowing in a I was hoping I’d have the five-game losing streak, the opportunity to do,” Wallace said. Surrey Eagles received “I didn’t want to go some good news this in as a freshman and week when forward spend half the games in Andrew Wallace signed the stands.” a scholarship with Wallace, a Bedford, Bowling Green State N.S. native, plans to University. study either business or The 20-year-old economics while suiting forward is in his second up for the Falcons. year in Surrey, and is “On the school side, Andrew Wallace the more research I currently third in team scoring with 38 points Eagles forward did, the more I became in 42 games. Last year, comfortable with that as he finished with 46 well,” he said. “It was a points in 60 games. no-brainer when it came down “It’s a great honour for him, to choosing a school because and he’s excited. And as a team, everything fit so well.” we’re all very proud of him,” said Wallace won’t be the only Eagles head coach Shane Kuss. player on campus with ties to “He works very hard and he the Surrey Eagles, either. Former deserves it.” Bird Cameron Sinclair – who The opportunity to contribute played one season in South to the team right away – as Surrey during the 2007/08 opposed to sitting out a year season – is a sophomore with as a redshirt or simply playing the Falcons, and goaltender limited minutes – was what Andrew Hammond, who played convinced Wallace that Bowling one year with the Eagles before Green, located in Ohio about winning a Royal Bank Cup last an hour south of Detroit, Mich., season with the Vernon Vipers, was the right place for him. is also on the team. “The coaching staff really In its history, Bowling Green liked the way I played, and State has sent 19 players to are looking for me to come in the National Hockey League, Nick Greenizan Sports Reporter


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Eckford an all-star When the American Hockey League all-stars take to the ice later this month, a former Surrey Eagles defenceman will skate among them. On Tuesday, 24-year-old Tyler Eckford – a Langley native – was named to the Canadian roster for the AHL’s All-Star Classic. The game pits a team of Canadian all-stars against a team comprised of the top players from the rest of the world. The game goes Jan. 19 in Portland, Maine, with the skills competition the previous day. Eckford, who plays for the Lowell Devils – farm club of the New Jersey Devils – is tied for third on the AHL team in scoring, with seven goals and 17 assists. He is also tops in plus/ minus with a +14 ranking. His 24 points also have him tied for sixth in the AHL among defencemen. Back in November, the secondyear pro got his first taste of NHL action when he was recalled by New Jersey. Eckford suited up in three games with the big club, tallying one assist.


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Goodman, Louis, WW2 Veteran, passed away after a brief illness on January 1st, 2010. He was in his 89th year and was predeceased by his wife Evelyn (Fraser). He was the son of the late Jacob and Rose Goodman, & predeceased by his siblings Mollie, Moe & Gerry in Montreal. He will be sadly missed by his youngest brother Harvey, sister-in-law Florrie, one sister of Evelyn living in the USA & also several nieces and nephews residing throughout Canada & the USA. Lou joined the 6th Hussars as a reservist in Montreal and later it became the Royal Canadian Mechanical & Electrical Engineers. He fought in the Italian Campaign and was proud of his contribution to the war. He was one of the first signees to go overseas and his training and expertise led to a career in heavy equipment at Jerrico, Englewood, Tahsis, and the USA where he traveled from Alaska to Texas. Both Lou & Evelyn were members of the Canadian Forces. He loved to travel to Hawaii, New Zealand and the Cook Islands and until recently took long walks with his pals at the White Rock beach, enjoying sitting in the sun at the train station. He adopted stray cats wherever he was. He will be missed by those at his condo & the many friends at the beach and others young and old that he made over the years. Many thanks to all his friends for their hospital visits, and especially the 4th floor staff & the various doctors who attended to him. As Lou loved cats from Hawaii to Vancouver, donations to the local SPCA would be a special tribute to him. No funeral by request.





We sadly announce Leonie’s peaceful passing at Langley Hospice surrounded by her family on January 1st, 2010.

Leonie moved from Alberta to New Westminster, in 1948, where she worked, married, raised her family and resided until she and Archie moved to White Rock in 2000. Leonie enjoyed her new community and became a active member of the Nicowynd Ladies Golf Club, where she took pleasure in golf, bridge and many laughs with her friends. The family extends a sincere thank-you to Leonie’s palliative care team and the staff of the Langley Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Langley Hospice Society. ( A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 9th, at Valley View Funeral Home, Surrey, BC.




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39 Olive Stephens (nee Bedlow) passed away on her 89th birthday, Christmas Day 2009. She was born to Elsie and Sam Bedlow in Abbotsford in 1920, a younger sibling to Ed and Vera (Christian). Olive and her husband George raised their four children, Barbara (Hembling), Eileen, Janet and Ken, in Vancouver, where the family was active in Dunbar Heights United Church. After George’s retirement, the couple settled in Ocean Park. Olive retired from UBC Library in 1985. Widowed six years later, she cared devotedly for her grandchildren until a fall in 2007 precipitated her move to Morgan Place. Olive is survived by her four children, six grandchildren (locally Georgia and Rebecca Stephens) and four great grandchildren. She loved us steadfastly and is dearly missed. A memorial service will be held at Crescent United Church in Ocean Park on January 16th at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Osteoporosis Canada Surrey/White Rock chapter or Crescent United Church.



Notice is hereby given that on 01/19/2010 at White Rock/Surrey U-Lock, 15028 32nd Avenue, in the city of Surrey, B.C., Province of British Columbia the undersigned White Rock/Surrey ULock will sell the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned by: ALL ITEMS WILL BE SOLD OFF SITE AT PUBLIC AUCTION. INTERESTED BUYERS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BUY ITEMS AT W. ROCK/SURREY U-LOCK MINI STORAGE LTD. Tenant: CYRIL AVIGDOR Space # 2248A

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DO YOU HAVE UNREALIZED DREAMS? Are there dreams you would like to realize but time’s passing and not enough money. I have a way to realize them and I invite 5 like-minded people, male or female, to join me and we’ll all achieve our dreams. I don’t want your money, only your desire to achieve, at no cost to you. WANTED INVESTORS, BUSINESS OWNERS & FINANCIAL AGENTS Lucrative Income! High degree of Security & Returns. 16 yr. history. Not stocks / mutual funds. Training provided. 1.888.855.8187 or E-mail: Visit:, click Partnerships.

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CLEANING LADY: Exp. reliable cleaning lady wanted for 2 hrs per week. Refs req. 604-531-2830 .Ocean Park Cruiseship centers



Phone 604-575-5555


HOMESTAY FAMILIES March 21 to 29 $40 / night

For Full and Part-Time positions for our

Call Sam 778-898-4120


Is Hiring Hair Stylists

We Provide Customers for Hair Stylists That Love To Cut Hair!

for the best bargains around!


Japanese 16 / 17 yrs, must be able to drive student weekdays to local school, W/Rk

Surrey & Langley locations.

Take a walk through the Classifieds


Sandcastle Lanes Requires a Full-Time & PartTime Line / Prep Cook. Applicant must be energetic, enthusiastic team player. Experience is a great asset, training provided!



BUS PERSON req’d in White Rock 1 - 2 evenings / week. Great job for student. Call Pierre after 1:30 pm at 604-531-6261 DELI STAFF Required Part - Time for a well established EUROPEAN DELICATESSEN. Must be fluent in English. No experience nec. willing to train. Perm. long term position in a pleasant working enviro. No eves. or Sundays. Call Wolf’s Deli 604-531-5030


1938-152nd. Street, South Surrey or E-mail: TRAFFIC Control people req’d now. Lots of Olympic work 604-720-2635


SINGLE PLY APPLICATORS Metro Roofing based in Langley B.C. requires experienced single ply applicators (TPO & PVC). Detail and hand welding experience is a must. Applicant must have Class 5 D.L. & own transportation to the shop.

ROOFING LABOURERS Apprenticeship Opportunity avail.

Please call: 8a.m.-5p.m. 1.877.777.4856 or E-mail:

Effectively reach B.C. businesses!

Please fax resume: 604.541.7199 or email:


EXP F/T CONVEYANCER for White Rock law firm. Resumes to

LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB? Use - Employment Section 100’s

RENTALS: These listings cover all types of rentals from apartments, condos, office space, houseboats and vacation homes. So if you’re in the market to rent, or looking for a roommate, start here.

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RECEPTIONIST P/T position for Tues/Thurs and Sat. at Wellness Centre: Multi-tasking, good with phones, experience an asset. Email cover letter, resume and references to

CLASSIFIED ADS WORK! CALL 604-575-5555 151

To deliver bundles of papers to carriers in the East end of White Rock, Wednesday and Friday mornings.

3/4 ton cargo van recommended. 604-542-7430 HELP WANTED


PROPERTY MANAGER req’d for a small portfolio of strata buildings in Langley & Surrey. Exc working environment. Licensing is req’d. Reply with resume to:




CANADA’S LEADING DUTY FREE SHOP CASHIERS Full Time positions available for dynamic, hard-working individuals with exceptional customer service skills. Successful candidates will be friendly, outgoing and able to think on their feet, and strive to make each of our customers feel welcome and ¿nd what they need. Must have 2 years retail sales experience & shift work Àexibility. Starting Wage is $11-$14 per hour based on experience.

Fluency in English is required for all positions. Forward your cover letter & resumé to:

Peace Arch Duty Free Shop Suite 260 – 13900 Maycrest Way Richmond, BC V6V 3E2 T/ 604-278-1669 F/ 604-278-1679 E/ The Peace Arch Duty Free Shop is located at the Peace Arch Canada/USA Border Crossing in Surrey. Own vehicle is a must, no public transportation available to this location.



Premier Care in Bathing is seeking bilingual (English & French) individuals with sales/ call centre experience, to explain our services & set appointments. We offer competitive wages and attractive bonuses in a fun, professional environment. Must have a caring attitude, be sales driven and motivated, and enjoy interacting with seniors. Email resumes to:




EXPERIENCED HEAVY duty mechanics required for North Vancouver Island logging company. Full time; union rates & benefits. Fax resumes to: 1-250-956-4888 or call 1-250-956-3123.

NEW 2010 OPPORTUNITY Roofing Repair Foreman Metro Roofing Repairs based in Langley, B.C. requires a Roofing Repair Foreman. Must be knowledgeable in all aspects of roofing. Must have valid Class 5 D.L. and own transport to the shop. GOOD WAGES & BENEFITS.

Please call Steve at 604-888-4856 or e-mail:


MING SPA, New Yr Special, $50/30 min. Ask for 1 hr special. Best full body massage, relieve stress, new staff. 15932-96 Ave, Surrey. 8:30am-8:30pm. 604-580-8830.








INSTALL CARPETS, LINO, Ceramic, Hardwood & Laminate. Repair & re-stretch carpets. Over 30 years experience. Serving White Rock & South Surrey areas. Phone Stuart: 604-910-5909 or James: 604-607-5926

SINGING LESSONS Group or Private All Ages JO-ANNE ~ 15 years exp. BMus, Member NATS

236 604-538-5287 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 Gourmet, customized menus of choice suitable to your function! We come to you & do it all from set up - Clean up Call Kristy 604.488.9161





WOULD YOU like to learn to use the computer? I have 30 yrs exp. training students of all levels. $45/hr. Call Brock 604-951-7636



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:



A-1 Household Services

Professional and Thorough. “I care about the homes I clean & the people who live in them.” Call Val 604-535-9475 A1 RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL CLEANING. $14/Hour. Ask about FREE CLEANING. 778-239-9517


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

PEACE ARCH APPLIANCE Service to fridges, stoves, washers, dryers & dishwashers. Reasonable.

Call Mark 604-536-9092 212


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

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




ALL ACCOUNTING SERVICES 15+yrs exp Bookkeeping payroll etc Helen Petre CPB 778-294-1099 email:


TUTOR for dyslexic/learning disabled students. Orton-Gillingham certified. Extensive teaching experience. 604-535-4696, 604-839-2304



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

GREG’S ✦ GUITAR LESSONS ✦ 604-535-5379

Eric 604-541-1743 Friendly, Reliable, Efficient Cleaning Lady. Bonded. 604-612-5032 or (604)538-1037

Mature Woman avail for Senior Companion / Outings / light housekeeping. Solid refs. 2hr min. 604-220-1168

HOUSE CLEANER. Fully Insured 10yrs exp. All equipment supplied. Free Estimates. Call (604)319-1426






Inside Sales Specialist

Papers are delivered right to your door. No need to insert flyers either! Deliver 2x a week, after school, Wed. and Fri. Call the Circulation Department at 604 542 7430 or email us at

Black Press Digital has an outstanding opportunity for an Inside Sales Specialist.

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TUTORS / TEACHERS NEEDED White Rock & S. Surrey area. Teacher cert. req. or apply online $25/hr. Phone: 1-877-864-4010



EXP. HOMECARE PROVIDER, shopping, meal prep, laundry, light housekeeping, personal care. Refs. Striving to keep you at home. 604-726-5309

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Ext. 134 ~ Marilou Pasion 130


EXP. JEWELLERY SALES person required. Please fax resume to 604-535-8911

Please call Peace Arch News Circulation Department



PHARMACY TECHNICIAN wanted for growing dynamic Pharmacy ~ F/T. Experience an asset. Good command of English language req’d. Wages $13-$18/hr depending on experience. Apply with resume to: Community Care Pharmacy, #102, 9648-128 St., Surrey.


Good Wages & Benefits.

$13.48 Starting, Paid Training, Excellent Benefits, Great Opportunities To Advance!



RENOVATION CARPENTER. F/T. $21.50/hr. Measure, cut, shape, assemble, join mouldings/wood, drywall/plastic materials. Build floor beams/walls. Install partitions/suspended ceilings, floor tiles/laminate, drywall, insulation.Build/install framing for ceilings, counters, lighting, display cases, platforms/scaffolding, ramps/ladders. Must have truck/tools. Framing/finishing, install doors/windows/decks/fences, wood/ steel studs, drywall finishing, texture ceilings. Apply only w/qualifications & min. 5yrs exp. Circle Const.101-4111 Hastings St. Burnby,BC.V5C 6T7.Fax, 604-464-8159.

Little Caesars Pizza is seeking career minded Shift Supervisors.

Apply in person with resume: Attn.

Jennifer Lowe



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Archibald, Kerfoot, Magdalen, Marine, Sunset 85 Nichol Road, Marine Drive 34 Foster St, Winter St, Roper Ave. 27 140A St, 141A St, 142 St, 19 Ave, 19A Ave, 20 Ave, 20A Ave. 98 130 St, Summerhill Cres, Summerhill Place 140 18A Ave, 18B Ave, 19A Ave, 20 Ave, 138 St, 139A St. 47 Beecher St, Bayview St, Maple St, McBride Ave, McKenzie Ave. 100 130 St, 32 Ave, 35 Ave, 35A Ave, Crescent Road 108 136 St, 138 St, 30 Ave, Chantrell Place 44 136 St, 137 St, 26 Ave, 27 Ave, 28 Ave. 60 132 St, 133 St, 134 St, 25 Ave, 26 Ave, 28 Ave. 51 132 St, 135A St, 136 St, 28 Ave, Vine Maple Dr, Woodcrest Dr, Balsam Cres, 82 141 St, 142A St, Greencrest Dr, Crescent Rd. 45 140 St, 32 Ave, 33 Ave, 34 Ave, 34A Ave, Crescent Rd. 25 145A St, 146 St, 33A Ave, 33B Ave. 60 144 St, 24A Ave, 25 Ave, 26 Ave, 27 Ave, 28 Ave, Northcrest Dr. 63 147A St, 148 St, 30 Ave, 30A Ave, 31 Ave, 31A Ave, 32 Ave. 96 140A St, 141A St, 142A St, 143 St, 143A St, 32A Ave, 33 Ave, 33B Ave. 117 Semiahmoo Trail, 28 Ave. to 32 Ave. 24 144 St, 144A St, 145 St, 32B Ave, 33A Ave, 34 Ave. 81 144 St, 146 St, 146A St, 28 Ave, 28A Ave, 29 Ave, 29A Ave. 30 142 St, 142A St, 143 St, 36A Ave, 37 Ave, Elgin Rd. 20 2062 & 2129 King George Hwy. 92 160 St, 160A St, 161 St, 161A St, 10 Ave, 10A Ave, 11A Ave, 12 Ave. 109 124 St, 21A Ave, Indian Fort Dr, Ocean Park Rd. 30 161 St, 161A St, 162 St, 162A St, 30 Ave, 30B Ave, 31 Ave. 83

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 Jan. 15 2010 to:, attn: Eileen Campbell.

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IF YOU WANT YOUR HOUSE to sparkle call 778-772-2628. Cleaning, laundry, ironing, dishes. Insured, Bonded, WCB. $22/hr. Call 778-772-2628.

“MAID TO CLEEN” For all Your Cleaning Needs!


Sue D Dew’s Cleaning Service Prof. European Style House Cleaning, Residential & Commercial. Insured & Bonded. Reasonable rates. 604-538-9352, 604-728-6615




For All Your Residential & Commercial

Geo Pacific Enterprises Ltd.

IMPACT ELECTRIC LTD. Commercial & Residential 20 yrs exp. No job too small. Bonded & Lic. Lic # 101783 (604)613-2466

D Dependable D Affordable D Professional



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


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

Call Gary 604-576-4406

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE THOROUGH, DETAILED & Efficient Cleaning Services. For your home or office. Reasonable rates. Pls call (604)307-4731


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


SVirus & Spyware Removal S Repairs S15 years exp. Microsoft Cert. Engineer I come to you!


✔ Basement suites ✔ Bathrooms,Kitchens ✔ Finishing work+Crown mldg ✔ Decks


FINNS GAS Fireplace, lic’d, bonded & insured, reliable & affordable. Complete service, flex hrs. All makes/models. 25 yrs exp. Group Rates avail. 604-916-3773


John 604.512.7082

A Professional Painter Needs Work


Almost for free! Dave (778)997-5757, 604)587-5991 DISPOSAL BINS. 10-40 yards. For over the phone quote please call 604-306-8599.

RECYCLE-IT! Earth Friendly Junk Removal

Page Plumbing

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


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GREEN WORLD. Tree removal/ clean-up, pruning, climbing, brush clearing, re-topping. 778-848-1527

Member of Better Business Bureau WCB INSURED

Insured ~ Licenced ~ 1 to 3 Men Free Estimate / Seniors Discount Residential ~ Commercial ~ Pianos

They are inexpensive and they work hard. 604-575-5555

TILE/LAMINATE SPECIALIST With Design Expertise. Grout color adjustment & restoration.14 yrs on the Peninsula. No Job Too Small. Free Est. Perry 604-538-6976

Quality Work Free Estimates


1, 3, 5, 7 & 10 Ton Trucks

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

MESA PAINTING INTERIOR and EXTERIOR Quality work at reas rates.Free Estimates. Michael (cell) 604-724-7458

Local & Long Distance From



Affordable Moving

Per Molsen 604-575-1240



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


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


Jim/Jan 584-1209/ Cell 488-9218

BRICK and STONE MASON. Licensed and Certified. New Construction and Reno’s. Call Jim (Old World Masonry), 604-807-9680.

European Quality Workmanship

Richard 604-506-1311


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

10% Senior’s Discount


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



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

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

PRUNING YARD CLEANUPS Maint. Programs Eave Troughs



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.

Call Dave: 604-862-9379




Rubbish Removal from $40: Seriously - Check with me first Rob - (604)835-5991

Interior, Exterior, Wall Covering, Ref’s,

Free Est.



#1 CRESCENT PLUMBING & HEATING. Licensed residential 24hr. service. Maint. & new install. H/W Tanks save 10%, plug drains 778-862-0560





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

604-816-1653 Licensed, Insured, WCB

Free Est. Seniors Discount




Call Blake or Brian:

D Custom Wood Work D All Tile & Wood Flooring D Rot Repair D Interior & Exterior Painting D Light Plumbing & Electrical D Fencing, Decking, Roofing D Drywall & Garbage Removal D Commercial & Residential



1 Room $59 NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL! Ask our Customers about our Quality Work CALL DAVE:

D interior & exterior renovations D rot repair & restoration D Decks D Fences and much more free est.

Call (604)807-0979




Blake and his Dad make a positive difference in your life by providing quality workmanship delivered with integrity.

Serving White Rock & area for over 20 years - Free Est.

OCEAN PARK ELECTRIC Small Jobs. Reasonable Rates. Elec. Heat, Lighting % Seniors Discount % Lic # 17101. Call (604)591-7621



Renovation Needs

Com/Res. Electrical Contractor for maint/renos/upgrades. Prof./friendly & reliable. Call Vern, 604-538-2373. LC# 92338.

Call 778-883-4262 Prof. detailed housecleaning and organizing. Refs. Bonded & Insured. Call Eva (778)886-6857



ALL WORK GUARANTEED. Phone Honey Electric Ltd. Big or Small, We do them all! License # 15585. (604)536-9505

Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly Exc. Refs & Rates. Move In/Out. Free Est. Carpet Cleaning, pressure washing, New Construction Welcome! Lic., Bonded/Insured. “We enjoy leaving your home bright & clean!”



Vincent 543-7776


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MASTERTOUCH CONSTRUCTION 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. Surrey area Call (604)219-9365

#1 Clean & Repair Gutters Window Cleaning, Pressure Washing, Free Est. Any other service - Just Ask. Over 20 yrs exp 778-384-4912 GUTTER Cleaning, Repairs, Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine, 7 days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627

BUYING OR SELLING? Use - Merchandise for Sale 500’s Einstein Computer Services (604)531-9577



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

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



#1 WILLI’S Painting S Interior /Exterior S Residential/Commercial S 30 + years experience.

For All Types of Renovations

✔Complete Renovations from Start to Finish For a No Obligation Consultation

F Additions D Decks F Bathrooms/Kitchens F Skylights/Windows F Tiling F Laminate Flooring


Cell: 604-290-4964 Eves: 604-535-0603

Brian’s Handyman Service Repairs , Remodeling & Painting


#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



AMERICAN BULL dog pups: NKC reg’d, exc pedigree. Companionship & protection. $950 (604)794-3256 Email: BENGAL KITTENS. 2 males & 1 female. Born Oct. 30/09. First vet ✔, 2 vacs. $500. 604-820-1603 BERNESE Mountain X Great Pyrenees pups, gorgeous, excellent markings, parents to view, health guar’d, $850. (604) 607- 5051 Boxer & pups, ckc reg., vet check, 1st shots, reputable breeder. Also Boston Terrier pups. (604)794-3786



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CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. For info 604-309-5388 / 856-4866 CHIHUAHUA Puppies, cute, lots of colors, Vet ✓, 1st Shots, 8 weeks. M $600 F $650. 604-514-7267 DACHSHUND MINI. Smooth, 12 wks, vet check’d, 1st shots, B&T & Choc. $600-$750. 778-997-1346.



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Call: Rick (604) 202-5184


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

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


Renovations, Plumbing & Flatten Popcorn Ceilings 604-230-7928 / 538-3796

Pride & Quality workmanship


Placing & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep * Old Concrete Removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 30 Years Exp. Free Estimates

Friendly Benjamin’s Drywall & Handyman Service


European Craftsman A SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR. Specializing in Renovation’s. Available for work. 604-532-1710

Qualified carpenter for all your home improvement needs.


White Rock Rubbish


Ross 604-535-0124


AFFORDABLE SID’S Rubbish Removal 10% off Snr’s Discount. Est. 1986. Free Est. Reliable, Dependable. Sid (604)727-8864


Rain or Shine We Lift Anytime 3 Yr Warranty 15+ yrs exp

1-Ton Moving & Clean-up. 10 % off Srs discount. Est. ‘86. Free est. Reliable, Dependable. Call Sid (604)727-8864

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


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


Bath, Kitchen, bsmt reno’s Windows & Decks Electrical & Plumbing Baseboards & Moulding’s Appliance Installation Free Estimates, work guaranteed! Call Brian 604-787-2946


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

The Handy Man From Newfoundland 25 yrs exp. Reno’s + repairs on decks, fences, windows, doors, laminate flrs , ceramic tiles, shower, bath tub, sinks, taps, counter tops, caulking, drywall & painting, pressure washing & more. Honest, Fast, Rel. Hard Worker. Call Robert 778-227-7779








Renovation / Restoration / Construction

FREE ESTIMATES 20 Years Experience

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!

Home, Garden & Design Solutions Kitchens • Bathrooms • Renovations Custom Homes • Additions • Suites Hardwood • Laminate • Tiles Sundecks • Patios • Arbours Roofing • Windows • Framing Fencing • Handyman Services Paving Stones • Brick/Block Cultured Stone & More! WCB • Fully Insured SAVE MORE! 5% Prebooking Discount


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

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


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GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS Back/tan, 3 M, 3 F, 1st shots, dewormed. $550. (778) 863-6332.

PUGS, 2 fawn: 1m/1f, vet check, dewormed, 1st shots, family raised, view parents $850. 604-799-2911

GERMAN SHEPHERD pups, good looking & healthy, view parents. $450. (604)796-3026. No sun calls

PUGS, 3M/1F, beaut fawn pups, 1st shots, vet chkd & dewormed, $780. 604-945-0680, 778-321-0294

GERMAN shorted-haired pointers. Beautiful. Dewormed, vet ✓, 1st shots. $300-400. 604-729-6280

REG.GERMAN Shorthair Pointer Pups. Finest CKC/AKC Pedigree $1500. Must be seen: by appointment Janice 778-893-1896 or e-mail

GOLDEN RETRIEVER X Australian Shepherd. 2 blk, 4 gold, m & fm, Parents on site. Dewormed. Ready to go. $350. (604) 823-6703, 819-4404. No Sunday calls. Golden Retriever X Newfie, blacks or blonds, 8wks. vet ✔, shots, dwrmd. $650. 604.530.5356.

Grandview Petland #10 – 2215 160 St, Surrey 604-541-2329 Miniature Dachshund Type Japanese Chin X Pomeranian Pomeranian Type Persian Type Kittens Miniature Schnauzer Type

MAREMMA X Australian Shepherd pups 7 ($300); 1 pure Maremma ($450). 10 wks. 604 823-4797 Min Pin pups, 5 males black/tan, tails/dewclaws, vet ✔, 1st shots, dewormed. $600. 604-530-2131. MINIATURE DACHSHUND X Toy Pom, 1st shot, dewormed, vet ✓, M & F both avail. Ready now. $495. Ph (604)857-2301. Pls lve msg. PRESA CANARIO puppies, born Sept 17, brindle colour, view/parents on farm, vet checked, great temp. $550 obo. 604-855-6929.

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



639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES Mon Jan 11, 7:00pm

TOY YORKIE-CHI, (3) M&F, 12wks, $850.Had 1st two shots, deworm, tails docked and dew claw. paper trained. 604-796-0579

CENTRAL AUCTION 20560 Langley Bypass. 604-534-8322


YORKSHIRE TERRIER pups, CKC reg’d, tails docked, vet chkd and 1st shots. $900+. 604-793-2063. YORKY MALE, 10 mo. old, neutered, 8 lbs, a real sweetheart $895. Vet checked etc. 604-467-6785

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HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available 1-866-652-6837


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



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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.



Large, Open Floorplans. 1 Bdrm Patios, Balconies, Courtyard Gardens. Rec/room. Rent incl heat & h/w.


We pick up freezers, fridges, stoves, washer & dryers for $20 charge. 604-594-6340





Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

MOVING SALE. 15965 Pacific Ave. Saturday & Sunday. Jan. 9 & 10th 8:00am - 2:00pm. Lots of free stuff! Come one ~ come all!

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


Lowest Price


SKYLINE APTS. WHITE ROCK 15321 Russell Ave 1/2 MONTH FREE RENT!! Nice quiet building. 1 & 2 bdrm suites. Includes: Hot water, cable, underground parking, video surveillance. NO PETS

CALL 604-536-8499

FRIDAY Deadline: Tuesday 5 pm


1 Block S.W. of Semiahmoo

Call: (604)535-5325 to view

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

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

SOMERSET GARDENS (S. Sry) Family housing, 1851 Southmere Cres. E. 3 bldgs, 1 bldg n/s, 2 bdrm apt $875, nr all amens, heat, h/w incl. Comm. garden. 604-451-6676 SOUTH SURREY: NEW CONDO South Facing courtyard view just steps away from shopping & all conveniences. The Morgan $1290/mo. Gas included 2 bdrm / 2 bth, 2 sxs parking stalls, 1 storage locker. 9’ ceilings. S/S appli. granite countertops, f/p, priv. balcony, W/D. Clubhouse membership incl. Gym, pool, jacuzzi & ent. area. Avail. Feb. 1. No pets pls. To view contact Sophia 604-808-6752 S.SURREY new bright corner 2br 2 bath, inste ldry, granite, f/p, balc, strge, u/g pkg, pets, spa/clubhse etc. Nr shops/schl Feb 1 or earlier. $1400/mo 604-534-3425

White Rock

FIRVIEW APARTMENTS SEASONAL SPECIAL Quiet, well kept bldg. H/W incl’d. Close to shops bus hospital. N/P. 1 bdrm $795; 2 bdrm $895.

Pager 604-320-3987

Century 21 Seaside Rlty Ltd 1267 Johnston Rd. White Rock White Rock-2 bdrm penthouse w/wraparound deck, heat & light incl. $1500/mo. Avail. Feb. 1st. South Surrey - Ocean Bay Villa 2 bdrm + den. $1600/mo. Avail. mid-Jan. Call Heather or Geoff for more info 604-531-2200


1321 Foster St., 1 Bdrm ~ $850/mo. In well maintained newly updated building. Heat, hot water and secured u/g parking stalls incl. No pets.

604-760-7882 Full Ocean View Penthouse In the Heart of White Rock New WATERFORD PLACE Luxury Penthouse condo 2 bdrm 2 bath + den, 2 decks, 1850 sf l/O living, skylights, granite ct’s, S/S appls, laundry, C-Vac, 2 f/p’s, A/C, spa ensuite, walk-in closets with California org. 2 u/g parking, N/S, no pets. Incredible sunsets! Available Now - $2450

Call 604-535-8528 GUILDFORD

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

Call 604-589-5693


Beautiful View! 2 Bdrms - $975 to $1250 Concrete Hi-rise, 55+, NS/NP Heat, hot water & light included.

open floorplan, 1 bdrm apts, patios or balcs. $840/mo. Incl heat & h/w. No Pets

(604) 535-5309 To View 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 by Semiahmoo Mall. 2 bdrm. Newly renovated. Heat & hot water incl. Ground level private patio. Secure underground parking. Outdoor pool. $1150/month. Feb. 1st 604 596-5108 WHITE ROCK Centre bright 2 bdrm 900+sf, new reno, quiet bldg, pool, inste lndry, $1100 incl heat/hw. NP/NS. (778)889-9057 WHITE ROCK. Large 1 bdrm ste, adult bldg, nr shops, prkg. $730/mo incls heat/h/w. np/ns. 604-596-9977 WHITE ROCK. Large bright 2bdrm 2bthrm quiet condo George/Thrift. In suite wshr/dryer, u/g prkg, near schools, bus, shops. N/S, N/P, 1 yr lease, $1200/mo. Feb. 1st. (604)837-1633. WHITE ROCK: Ocean view, nr pier, 1 & 2 bdrm apts. $895 & $1250/mo. H/w & parking incl in rent. 1081 Martin St. Refs & lease req. n/s, n/p. Call Rob (778)882-0211

WHITE ROCK on EAST BEACH Spectacular Views From All Rooms! 2 Bdrm +den, 2200 s/f, open main living area, vaulted ceilings, cherrywood floors, large master w/ensuite, 2 decks, 2 solariums, $1975. Avail Now. 604-341-9517 WHITE ROCK. Quiet bldg clean newly reno’d 2bdrm, partial view. Feb 15. Incl heat, h/water & prkg. Sorry no pets. $950. 604-538-8408 WHITE ROCK. Quiet bldg., clean newly reno’d 1 bdrm. Feb 1st. Incl heat, h/water & cable. Sorry no pets. $800/mo. Call 604-538-8408. WHITE ROCK Reno’d 1 BDRM 3rd floor, oceanview, avail now, 1 yr lease $850/mo. BACH ste, Feb. 1st, 1 yr lease $725/mo. Clean, quiet apts incl heat & h/w in adult oriented bldg. NS/NP. 778-836-0205 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 SUNSET VILLA. 1 bdrm apt w/balcony, cement bldg. f/p, d/w. 1 block fr Semiahmoo Mall. Avail. Feb 1st. $885. Call for appointment to view: 604-541-6276 WHITE ROCK AREA: Spac 1 bdrm & den ste Walk to malls, bus, rest. large deck, In-ste lndry. $1250/mo gas incl. N/P, N/S. 604-531-9457.

Call 604-538-5337

707 APARTMENT FURNISHED MOVING OR RELOCATING WHITE ROCK - SAND’S STUDIO Furnished Condo available. Fully self contained with f/p. Beautiful view. All inclusive. N/S, N/P. $1600/mo. 604-535-3515


MOVING OR RELOCATING White Rock Sausalito Beach Side Furnished 2 bdrm apts. avail, fully self contained, Dogs ok. (604)538-3237

Quiet lifestyle with a view. 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.

White Rock

Corp FURN accommodations 2-3 bdrm - Avail. Now. Details:

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL CENTRE OF UNIVERSE. 1100sf Ocean Park Mall. 604-535-31014




Deluxe 1 bdrm condo 6 appliances. Quiet building on East beach. $1200/mo. + utils. Ref’s. required. For viewing call 604-535-2309.


WHITE ROCK. SHORT TERM 2 bdrm gr flr suite, patio, prkg, TV, internet. 5 Min walk to beach & 2 min to Hwy 99. N/S, pet neg. $1600 or $450/wk. Avail now. 604-541-1457.



White Rock *On the Beach*

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ONE BEDROOM basement suite in new home available Feb. 1 on quiet street near Peace Arch Hospital. $775/mo, all utilities included. Laundromat close by. Street parking for one car. High speed wireless and security system. No pets, non-smoking. Call 604-351-3402 to inquire

Newly renovated. Spac 2/Bdrm, 2/bath, partial view w/lg patio; 6 applis. Near amens. N/S, N/P. Gas f/p. $1450. Jan 15/Feb 1. 604-720-3687

S SURREY: 160/24 Ave: Morgan Crossing: NEW 3/bdrm, 2/bath, inste W/D, hd/wd flrs, corner unit, 2 u/g prkg, lge storage unit. Avail immed. N/P, N/S. $1900/mo+ utils. Ref’s & Lse. (604)690-5757.

WHITE ROCK, 1331 Merklin. 1 bdrm. Includes heat, cable, parking. Adult oriented. Available Feb 1. $850/mo. NS/NP. 604-535-0925.

W. ROCK 1340 Fir St. 1 Bd $785. Incl h/w & heat. Avail now. N/s/np 604-536-0196 or 604-842-9581

WHITE ROCK 152/17A. 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo. 1st floor. In-ste lndry, 2 parking. N/s, n/p. $1300/mo. Avail. Jan.15. (604)644-1428


14980 VINE AVE

WHITE ROCK - Central Location 1 bdrm- $745/mo. Heat/water & sec. prkg. n/s, n/p. Avail. now. (604)721-4713 WHITE ROCK


Adult & Seniors Oriented Comm, 1 blk S.W. of Semiahmoo. Lrg,

Call Jennifer 778-881-3402

Barclay Arms - 1635 Martin Dr 535-1174 To View






TOP FLOOR SUITE AVAILABLE Now . Freshly painted large 2 bdrms, 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. $1350/mo.

Very large & open 2 bdrm apt homes w/very lrg patios or balc’s. Rents incl heat & hot/water. Beautiful grounds, pool and Rec/Rooms. No Pets.

31st Season & 36,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095

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

YORKIE PUPS. P/B no papers. Born Nov 15. Shots, vet chk. $800-$950. (604)858-5826 Chwk



WEST HIGHLAND TERRIERS, “Westies”, p/b, reg., m-$895 f-$995. Free del., 778-552-5366











1 YEAR WARRANTY Frige, stve, washer, dryer, stackers Dishwashers & all size freezers


VIEW: Sun 1-5; Mon from 10am

Toy teacup poodle, female, ready to go. 1st shot, vet check, paper trained. $1000. (604)824-1927


Buying or Selling?


BANK ON US! Mortgages for purchases, renos, debt consolidation, foreclosure. Bank rates. Many alternative lending programs. Let Dave Fitzpatrick simplify the process. Mountain City Mortgage. 1-888-711-8818


Shih Tzu Maltese X pup. Born Nov. 9, creamy white male. Vet check, non-shed. $500. 604-794-7248

All Petland puppies are vet inspected & come w/vaccinations up to date, a spay / neuter incentive, health guar., training DVD & more! LABS. Yellow PB puppies, born Nov.10. ready to go, dewormed, 1st shots, reduced $500. 604-888-4662



SHELTIE PUPS, 2 fem. 11 weeks old. Call for info (604)826-6311

SHIH TZU puppies, 5 females, 2 male $500. Family raised, handled since birth. Vet checked, first shots, dewormed. Maple Ridge area. 604-463-7673


Property Rentals Have Qualified Tenants Need Homes

T/H/CONDO W. Rock, 15361 Marine. Beachfront. 1 bdrm, 1 bath. N/S. N/P. $975. S. Sry. #201, 2828-152nd. 2 bdrm, 2 bath. N/S. N/P. $1200. W. Rock. 2 exec. units in The Belair, $1700/$2500 incl gas/hw.

SUITES S. Sry. 15566-37B. Morgan Crk. grd lvl ste. 1 bdrm & den. $1100.

Call Sheri M. 604-535-8080 Plus! Full pictures & info on our website.

Landlord/Investor To take care of your properties Tenants Houses/condos/Townhouses Rental units available now Townhomes 161 & 24 - Newer 4 bdrms 3 ba. 1627sf, s/s appl, f/p, lam flr, wide 2 car grge, amens. Close to shops. S/Pet neg., N/S. Avail. now. $2150/m. Cathedral Grove-Newer, lg T/H 4 bdrms 4 bath in app. 1700+sqft, 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 OCEAN PARK. 3 bdrm. Priv yard. 4 appls. RV prkg. N/S. N/P. $1400/mo. Call 604-541-4684. OCEAN PARK: Lge 2 bdrm + den, 2 baths, top floor, D/W, own W/D. Lrg yard. N/P, N/S. Avl. Jan. 15. $1250/mo+ utils. Call 604-943-6077

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

Website: S. SURREY 2 Bdrm RANCHER, 2 bth, nr schls, quiet area, 5 min walk to beach, Immed. 604-781-2959. SOUTH SURREY- New home, 4 bedroom & den, 3 bathrooms, large gourmet kitchen off the great room, with add’l living room. Hardwood floors, 2 fireplaces. Fully fenced back yard. Double garage. Off of 148th & 34th ave,. Nice quiet culde-sac. Please call 604-542-2934 S.SURREY 2093 King George Hwy 3 bdrm rancher, 1.5 baths, lrg yard, $1595. 604-341-0371 / 518-7306. Avail. from Jan. 4th. **Also large separate storage avail. Surrey, 80/192, clean 4 bdrm rancher on 5 fncd acres 1.5 baths hot tub, $1600mo. 604-996-3295 WHITE ROCK / S. SRY: Ocean View, granite counter tops, 5 appl, 3 bdrms, den, g/rm 2 f/p’s, 2.5 bths, 2800 sf. Dbl garage, Hot-tub, pool, fen yrd n/s n/p. $2800/mo 604-542-0152 or 1-512-382-6907 WHITE ROCK: Renod 3 bdrm rancher, 2 full baths, fnc’d yrd. N/P. $1595+util. Ref.Now. 604-589-0490


CRESCENT BEACH-fully furnished 2 bdrm, 2 bath, all utils incl. N/P. N/S. $1350/mo. Available January - July. Call (360)772-8088 CRESCENT HEIGHTS 2300sf clean, well maint house, 3bdrms up, lrg activity rm & famrm down, 5 appls, fenced yrd, ns/np, Feb. 1. Req. lease. $1800. 604-782-7599. CRESCENT HEIGHTS. 4 bdrm, 3200 s.f. view home. Now. $2600/mo 604-538-9176, 562-4000

Friday, January 8, 2010 Peace Arch News RENTALS 741


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, full lease 978 sq ft. Exc uptown location. Presently beauty salon. Suitable retail or offices. Feb 1. Info. (604) 536-9720.







WHITE ROCK. Walk to beach or town ctr. 1 bdrm suite. Laundry f/p & bright kitchen. Close to bus stop, beach & restaurants. N/P. N/S. utils incl. Avail. immed. $900/mo. This suite is spotless. 604-536-4630.

WHITE ROCK. 1bdrm, bright reno’d w/sep. lndry. Suit quiet clean prof. n/s, Feb 1. $725mo + util 418-7072 WHITE ROCK: Bdrm for rent - shr kitchen, bath & W/D. On bus rte, ocean view. $560/mo. Call Tues Sat. 9am-2pm. (604)531-5464



2 BDRM Incl fr, stv, dw, w/d, Includes heat, light, satellite, & wifi. $1100/mo. 604-541-0377 No smk or pets OCEAN PARK 1 bdrm furn’d suite, all in - phone, cable, wireless internet, laundry, heated floors, wood f/p, avail immed, $1100/mo. Call Tricia @ 604-782-5553. OCEAN PARK: 127/25 Ave: Bright lge 1/Bdrm, small pet OK. F/p; shr W/D, N/S. $1000/mo inclds utils. Avl now. 604-250-5695. OCEAN PARK lovely studio w/living area, D/W, inste wd, utils incl. In family home, nr bus rte. $650/mo. Jan 15/Feb 1. 778-292-0322. OCEAN PARK, RANCHER LIKE 3 bdrm s/c g/l, Oak/granite, 7appl. priv deck. Nr Ray Shepherd NS/NP. Refs $1200 shr utils. 604-541-8088 S. SURREY. Spac 1 bdrm ste. Pri entry, 5 appls, own prkg, marble cntrs, heated flrs. N/S, N/P. Immed. $950 incl utils. 604-897-2916






2006 DODGE SX. 2.0 L, auto, 4 dr, 80K, CD, p/s, A/C, no accidents. $5800. Call 604-596-7262

TRANSPORTATION 847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 2005 Chevy Blazer 4x4, 69,500 km, auto, exc cond. Many extras. $11,900. obo. (604)530-8038.



1991 HONDA ACCORD, fully loaded, no leather, good condition, original kms. $1900 obo. 604-590-2845.

WHITE ROCK. Bright lrg 1 bdrm grnd lvl, loads of closets, 4 appls, newer carpet/lino. n/s n/p. Feb 1. $800 incl cable. 604-536-0028




WHITE ROCK, BRIGHT, lge, 1 bdrm on Bluff, access to beach, pri. ent., W&D, d/w, alarm, f/p, N/S N/P, no parties, mature prof. $1200/mo. + utils. Avail. now 604-541-8991

WHITE ROCK, W Beach: 1/2 blk to water, 1bdrm, all utils & sat tv incl. Share lndry. Pet Welcome. Single $795. Couple: $895/mo. N/S. Jan 15/Feb. 1. 604-536-6933.

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.


S. SURREY, West Rosemary Hts. Large 2 bdrm. H/W floors. Inste laundry. N/S. N/P. Avail. Jan. 1st. $1000/mo. incl utils. 604-531-6443.

WHITE ROCK furn room across fr beach, own ent, for quiet mature person $425 incl utils/cble NS Non drinker 604-535-6316

S SURREY Furnished room in 3 bdrm Rancher. Share bath. N/S, N/D, N/P. 5 min to bus & city centre. $525 incl utils. Available Feb. 1st. Call 604-541-9687.





1992 F250 PICK-UP. Good Shape! Runs well, auto, dual tanks, overloads, camper ready, trailer pkg. $2000/obo. 604-785-9850.

1991 TOYOTA TERCEL, auto, 4 door, 4 new tires, Air Cared, $1400 obo. Well cared for. 604-626-4005

The Scrapper

1995 DODGE CARAVAN green on grey, 206K, fresh AirCared, fully loaded, $1200/obo. 604-930-4650.

1995 ACURA INTEGRA 4 dr auto, AirCared, mint cond, very clean, no accid/rust, $3450. (778)848-7621.

1995 Ford F250 stnd cab P/U propane powered 5.8L eng auto, good shape, $4500. 604-328-7981

1996 Volkswagen Jetta, 4 door, 180 kms, one owner, service records. $2400. OBO. Call (604)250-7336. 2003 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE 2D, MOVING MUST SELL $11,000 obo Silver/black, V6, 119,000 kms.,good condition, fully loaded, automatic, winter tires For appt. e-mail: .


2007 TOYOTA Yaris. 4 dr sedan 5 sp manual, white, 29,000 kms. Fully loaded. $7300 firm. 604-538-9257


1st Approved Auto Finance Services 1.877.680.1231

EAST WR Upper, 3 lg bdr, ensuite, 5 appl, fenced, pets ok. $1400. + 2/3 util 604-318-3137

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S SURREY: Ocean Park: Newer reno’d 3/bdrm upper in 1/2 duplex. Shrd W/D; f/p. Avail Jan 1st. $1050/mo+ utils. (604)541-9082. WHITE ROCK 2 bdrm upper, ocean view, share lndry, $1250/mo incl utils 15506 Buena Vista Ave. NS/NP. 604-531-1316

2009 HONDA CIVIC, 4 dr auto, p/w, p/l, a/c, keyless entry, 11K Km, $14,500. (604)771-1264.

Most complete cars $50-$200 Orange County Towing

2009 TOYOTA COROLLA LE, all power, sunroof, mags, 4 dr auto, 13K, $15,500. (604)771-1264.


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WHITE ROCK. Ocean front. Great view. 3 bdrm., well kept home in quiet location. Avail. immed. N/s, n/p, references. $1500/mo. incl. heat & light. Contact 604-531-6344

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WHITE ROCK. Upper Floor of newer house, 3 bdrm, 2 Bath, bright open concept, vaulted ceilings, 5 appls, fenced yard, garage, walking distance to beach and shopping, Avail Imm, ns, np $1500 plus utils call 604-454-8654 or email: Royal LePage Wolstencroft



1985 BUICK Skylark. Gd running cond. 185K, p/s p/b. Silver/grey. $750 obo. Must sell. 604-538-6194 1988 CHRYSLER New Yorker sedan, 1 owner, 88K, exc. cond. flawless interior, $3850. (604)538-9871


1992 Cadillac Fleetwood: Sale collapsed. 4/dr sedan, 52,000 org miles, like new. $5,000. Ralph 778-988-2055

W.ROCK/S.SRY Alderwood Park, 1400 sq.ft., w/bsmt, 2 prkg spots, 5 appls, pet okay, Jan 15. $1400/mo. 604-307-6215, 604-720-3265.

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What a bright idea!

WHITE ROCK Executive 1700 s/f, 3 bdrm, 2 baths, fam rm, 2 gas f/ps, 5 appl Dble garage cvrd deck quiet area 5 min to beach nr amens $1500+utils Ns/np (604)536-5786



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


2005 CHEVY IMPALA Sport Sedan V-6, air, tilt, cruise, pw, pdl, p. seat, c/d, $4000 grt. shape 604-514-4849


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



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SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $5.00 - $15.00/each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Toll Free 1.877.334.2288






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Honda Insight LX-2010-ROAD TEST Story and photos by Rob Beintema Metroland Newspapers Carguide Magazine

The future is almost here, with plug-in hybrids and extended range electric vehicles looming just over the automotive horizon. But before their arrival, and well before the farther future promise of fuel cell mobility, some manufacturers are building fuel-efficient cars for the environmentally-conscious and making them available right here and right now. Like, for example, the Honda Insight. The all-new 2010 Honda Insight hybrid hatchback went on sale earlier this year, appropriately enough, on Earth Day, April 22, with a starting price of $23,900. The Insight was designed to be a more affordable entry in the hybrid market and it slots in at about $4,000 less than the Civic Hybrid and the entry-level Toyota Prius. The Prius could be considered as the main competitor to the Insight but it is slotted is a slightly different niche, the latest generation model moving up the hybrid model ladder in size, technology and content levels. "Honda Insight is designed to bring hybrid technology within closer reach for many new car buyers in Canada with its affordable pricing," said Jerry Chenkin, executive vice president of Honda Canada Inc. "In addition to making sound environmental sense with higher fuel-efficiency and lower emissions, hybrid technology is now entering an era where it can also make financial sense for a broader range of customers." The Insight is a five-passenger, five-door dedicated hybrid powered by Honda's Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system, a system that teams up a 1.3-litre i-VTEC gasoline engine with an electric motor assist. The four-cylinder engine is fuel-efficient in its own right, featuring intelligent variable valve timing. This gas engine deactivates its cylinders during deceleration and also turns off at idle. The DC brushless electric motor is positioned inline between the engine and the CVT transmission, adding power during acceleration. It also acts as a generator, recapturing energy from the vehicle's forward momentum during regenerative braking and works as the starter motor, automatically reawakening the gasoline engine from its idle-stop

mode when you lift your foot off the brake pedal. The Insight's IMA system can operate exclusively on electric power in certain low- to mid-speed cruising conditions but, frankly, compared to what's coming down the pipeline in the next few years, its electric-only application is quite limited. The 10-kilowatt electric motor is meant to be more of an assist than a stand-alone power source and it adds 13 hp and 58 lb/ft of punch to the powertrain mix, for a combined power rating of 98 hp and 123 lb/ ft of torque. Those numbers are not that far off the larger Honda Civic Hybrid's power rating and the Insight's latest generation IMA powertrain harnesses 30 percent more power from a system weighing almost 30 percent less at the same time. The Insight also comes close to Civic Hybrid numbers in fuel efficiency with a Transport Canada rating of 4.8 L/100 km (city) and 4.5 L/100 km (highway). Those lab-derived ratings rarely relate to the real world but I found that I could stay close to 5L/100km in combined and very disciplined driving - coasting to the lights, easing up on the acceleration or "driving like Grandma", according to my personal critics. All this fuel-fussy technology is not wrapped up in fuddy-duddy style. The Insight is dramatically smooth and sleek. Honda credits the blended influences of the original 2000 Insight and the futuristic, hydrogen-powered FCX Clarity for the new Insight's aerodynamic profile. Critics are more likely to cite the Prius as inspiration for what they consider a copycat version. But really, when it comes to designing an aerodynamic hatchback with enough of a peaked roofline to allow sedan seating for five, there isn't a lot of styling leeway to build anything that won't look somewhat like a Prius. My entry-level Insight LX test vehicle came dipped in a suitably electric blue shade listed as Clear Sky Blue Metallic. Slip inside and the Insight cabin is comfortable for driver and passenger. The sloping roof is a challenge for taller rear passengers but the configurable rear seating and cargo area benefits from 60/40 split fold-down seats. Cargo volume expands from 450 litres to 891 litres with the rear seat folded down. The base LX comes with a good list of standard features that include keyless remote entry; a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT); automatic climate control; tilt-and-telescopic steering column; cruise control; manual driver's seat height adjustment; power windows; a four-speaker

Honda labels it "the hybrid for everyone", the 2010 Honda Insight a five-door, five-seater hatchback built to be a more affordable entry to the hybrid market. The Insight interior features trademark Honda layout and Civic-inspired design, bolstered by an Ecological Drive Assist System (Eco Assist) that gives the driver feedback on economical driving styles. 160-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system. Part of the driver's instrumentation includes an Ecological Drive Assist System (Eco Assist), sort of a coaching system to encourage economical driving. The speedometer background colour shifts from blue to green depending on how efficiently or inefficiently you are accelerating or braking. To give yourself an edge, you can push a dashmounted ECON button that enhances the efficiency of multiple vehicle systems, including throttle control, CVT operation, idle-stop duration, air conditioning and cruise-control operation. The 2010 Honda Insight has slipped into a lineup slot somewhere between the original but too weird two-seater Insight with its still record-holding 3.3/3.9L/100m (city/hwy) rating and the bigger, more expensive Civic Hybrid. Yes, to really save money, you would be wiser to settle for the Honda Fit, starting at $14,480 or even the regular Civic, starting at $15,990 and just absorb the slight increase in fuel cost that, based on a 100 km daily commute, would only run you an extra dollar or two per day, on average. But hybrids are not really about saving money.

They make a statement, reflecting a driver's personal commitment to making a difference in fuel efficiency and exhaust emissions. And the 2010 Honda Insight makes that statement more affordably than any other hybrid on the road.

2010 HONDA INSIGHT LX AT A GLANCE Body Style: Compact hybrid hatchback Drive Method: IMA front engine/electric motor combination, front-wheel-drive Engine: 1.3-litre i-VTEC four cylinder/10kw electric motor (98 hp, 123 lb-ft) Fuel Economy: 4.8/ (city/hwy/ comb) Price: $23,900 Web:


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Sandcastle Fitness BIG CITY GYM WITH A SMALL TOWN FEEL The club’s owners have been in business in the ccommunity for the past 15 years, and understand the importance of personal touch und and knowing members by name. The club’s manager is a certified trainer with more than 25 years of experience in the fitness mo industry, so members can rest assured they’re ind in good hands. Along with Sandcastle Fitness’ welcoming Al environment comes no pressure and no en long-term commitments – members pay lo month-to-month with no locked in contract. m This 20,000 sq.-ft. facility includes 2 fully T equipped gyms in one location – one for e ladies only and one Co-ed. Members can also enjoy group fitness classes including spin, yoga, step, etc. as well as squash facilities and child minding for as young as new-borns.

IE. , NATAL D A R B , IE IFER TEPHAN FT: JENN S E , L N A M Y O R FR VI, LEFT: NA TOP ROW M O R F ROW With the foreclosure of Great West Fitness BOTTOM came an opportunity for a new fitness facility late last year ca on the Peninsula. The new year is the perfect time to start working towards your fitness goals, no matter what your level of experience. Choosing the right gym is the first step to a healthier lifestyle, but it’s important to find a club that fits your needs and makes you feel comfortable. Sandcastle Fitness offers a small-town feel and nonintimidating atmosphere that is perfect for any fitness level. It isn’t part of a large corporate chain, and members are more than just a name in a large computer database.

Drop in to Sandcastle Fitness at 1938 152 Street to learn more about this small town fitness club with all the amenities of a big-city gym.



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