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Kiwanis Park Place ceases food-services operations after E. coli strikes three last month
Senior dies after bacteria outbreak Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter
A senior who fell ill as a result of E. coli at South Surrey’s Kiwanis Park Place has died. Fraser Health spokesman Roy ThorpeDorward confirmed Friday that the resident – one of three who tested positive for the bacteria last month – died Nov. 30, six days after officials at the 12850 26 Ave. facility
notified the health authority of an outbreak. Noting the deceased had had other healthrelated complications, Thorpe-Dorward said tests have yet to confirm if the death was caused by the E. coli infection. He did not know the age or gender of any of the victims, but said they were among 257 residents at the senior-oriented complex. Thorpe-Dorward said the positive E. coli
test results were reported to Fraser Health Nov. 21. They were linked to Kiwanis Park Place Nov. 24, by way of victim address. The situation was not made public because exposure was limited to facility residents, further illness was not seen and food-services operations were suspended, he said. Investigation determined the three residents were likely exposed to the bacteria at
one of two group meals served to a total of 31 people between Nov. 8 and 14. The exact point of exposure remains a mystery. “We’ll never be able to know for sure because of the gap in time between when they became ill and when the cases were reported and when the link was made to Kiwanis Park Place,” Thorpe-Dorward said. see page 4
Guilty plea for assault
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Nimish Parekh (right) joins Jim Black and the rest of Velvet Bulldozer on stage as musicians contribute their talents to support the food bank.
Local musicians were wailing in force again for the White Rock Blues Society’s Yuletide Blues fundraiser for Sources’ White Rock-South Surrey Food Bank, Sunday at Pacific Inn’s Rhumba Room. Society president Rod Dranfield said organizers were hoping to raise at least $4,000 and 1,000 pounds of food collected at the fifth annual event (tickets were $15 plus two non-perishable food items). Over the past four years, the event has brought in more than $12,000 and 3,500 pounds of food. Among bands and performers participating in this year’s
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marathon were society artistic directors Harpdog Brown and Jason Buie, whose suggestion launched the first Yuletide Blues event in 2007. As Dranfield has noted, “the blues has always been the song of downtrodden people and hunger.” Also in the lineup were Steve Kozak, David ‘Boxcar’ Gates (who will represent the society next month at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn.), Wes Mackey, Pete Sweetzer, The Harpoonest & The Axe Murderer, Velvet Bulldozer and The Headlines, the Compound Blues Band and Dalannah Gail Bowen.
He served time in the mid-’90s for sexual assault and, early last year, pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography. Now, Cleo Faus (Kip) Gaudry, a White Rock resident and former senior employee with the Corporation of Delta, is set to plead guilty to another sex crime. Gaudry was charged in the fall of 2010 with indecent assault on a female in connection with a 1973 incident in Winnipeg. The Winnipeg Police Service said the case concerned “a historical sexual Kip Gaudry assault involving a child.” According to the court registry, Gaudry is scheduled to enter the plea in Vancouver Provincial Court Wednesday. Gaudry, 60, is the former director of engineering in Delta. This week’s plea would mark his third criminal conviction. In January, Gaudry was handed an 18-month sentence after he pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography. see page 4
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news WorkSafeBC revises rules for late-night store clerks
Grant’s Law relaxed the employers, especially the few that came Black Press forward,” Doug De Patie added. “Let’s face it, Rules meant to protect people working at when Grant was killed, a lot of things were night in B.C. have been changed to allow said and done. Grant now and back then gas station and convenience store clerks to was collateral damage for employers. He was work alone. a casualty of big business. I guess that’s the WorkSafeBC announced amendments way the workplace is, our family members to Grant’s Law Thursday, finding it wasn’t are traded off.” “practicable,” or feasible, for retailers to hire The B.C. Federation of Labour also critiadditional workers or erect protective bar- cized the changes. riers. “It is extremely disappointing to see WorkInstead of having two people on shift, SafeBC sacrifice evidence-based safety regconvenience stores can follow other ulations after a lobby based only safety procedures, including timeon the profit motive of late-night lock safes that can’t be opened duremployers,” said president Jim Sining late-night hours, video surveilclair. lance, as well as keeping limited But the Western Convenience amounts of cash and lottery tickets Store Association, which lobbied for at hand. the change, believes money can now In addition, employers will be be saved and, in turn, spent on betrequired to do regular security ter security. audits by a qualified and indepen“It sets a standard for late-night dent person to confirm that all the Grant De Patie retailers and provides them with an controls have been implemented. opportunity for them to have some“Our priority continues to be proone do a security audit at their store tecting late-night retail workers from acts to ensure it has a good, safe environment of violence,” said Roberta Ellis, senior vice- for their customers and employees to enjoy,” president of corporate affairs for Work- said Western Canadian Convenience Store SafeBC, in a press release announcing the Association chair Len McGeouch. amendment. McGeouch noted that experts have found The change has outraged the Surrey fam- that having more than one person on staff ily of Grant De Patie, which fought hard to doesn’t stop criminals from committing robimplement Grant’s Law after he was killed bery. in 2005. For Jessica Tyler, who works at a Shell The law made B.C. the first province in gas station in Maple Ridge – the city where Canada to make drivers pay before they Grant De Patie was killed – the changes don’t pump gas, and included provisions to add make sense. two workers or barriers for those who work Tyler is thankful her station has barriers retail graveyard shifts – an integral part of and magnetic locks on its door, especially on the legislation. shifts that begin at 6 a.m. “It is a portion of Grant’s Law that we “In the morning, I find it scary. Too many fought for. It addressed the underlying people come in and just look suspicious. I causes of what led to Grant’s death,” said his keep everything shut until 7 or 7:30 in the father, Doug. morning,” said Tyler, 22, who is a young Grant De Patie, 24, was working alone mother. If the gas station didn’t have a barwhen he was killed in 2005 while trying to rier, Taylor would want another staff person prevent a gas-and-dash robbery at an Esso to work with. station in Maple Ridge. “I wouldn’t work by myself, most definitely “It is sad that WorkSafeBC is kowtowing to not.”
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news Flurry of ﬁres A series of Surrey fires last weekend displaced 25 and left several others with injuries. Crews attended one fire Saturday at about 6 p.m., believed to have started in the kitchen of a basement suite in the 8800-block of 140 Street. No one was hurt. Then, at about 10:30 p.m., a shed and mobile home were damaged in the 8200-block of King George Boulevard. Again, no one was hurt. Hours later, at 3:15 a.m., two people suffered injuries in a suite in the 6600-block of 127A Street. The suite was destroyed. Then, at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, neighbouring homes in the 8400-block of 155A Street caught fire, and four families – with a total of 25 people – were displaced. Crews estimate there is close to $1 million damage. The cause of the fire is not known, but officials say it is suspicious. Sunday afternoon, a propane heater being used to keep wet paint from freezing on the inside of a semi truck on 101 Avenue ignited paint fumes, causing a huge explosion. One of two painters suffered first- and second-degree burns; the other man’s injuries were unknown. And on Monday, firefighters attended two calls; the first, a suspected marijuana grow operation in the 6900-block of 152 Street, the other in a vacant home in the 3200-block of 192 Street.
Truck foes stymied by lack of expected support from Surrey council
Lack of city letter ‘embarrasses’ Tricia Leslie Black Press
A group of concerned citizens who want 32 Avenue removed as a designated truck route appeared as a delegation before the TransLink board last week, bolstered by the fact the City of Surrey supported them with a motion at its Oct. 17 council meeting. But members of the 32nd Avenue Community Alliance only learned that support was not in writing when they made their presentation to TransLink on Dec. 7. “There was supposed to be a letter from the City of Surrey, and that wasn’t there,” said Pauline Cremin, a member of the alliance. “We were really quite embarrassed.” Vincent Lalonde, Surrey’s general manager of engineering, said Friday that the council motion was to refer the issue to the transportation committee, which was supposed to meet Nov. 9, but didn’t due to a lack of quorum. The next transportation committee meeting is tentatively set for Dec. 19, when the mayor is
to appoint a chair for the committee, Lalonde said, noting the city needs to “clarify what the TransLink board wants from the city,” and how they expect to assess the city’s request to remove 32 Avenue as a designated truck route). According to minutes from the Oct. 17 meeting, letters were supposed to be written by the city, but no timeframe was indicated. The minutes state Mayor Dianne Watts recommended the alliance present directly to the Trans- Ross Buchanan Link board. “In terms of TransLink, the City of Surrey will provide the delegation with both letters and supplemental information regarding historical requests made to the ministry,” minutes state. “Staff were asked to send a letter of endorsement to the TransLink board on behalf of council requesting a delegation for Ms. Cremin.” As well, the minutes state council requested
“that this item will be included as an ongoing item on the transportation committee agenda,” along with the issue of diesel trucks. Lalonde noted there has been progress since the Oct. 17 meeting, since Watts sent a letter to the Ministry of Transportation asking that ministry gravel trucks stop using the route, which has been busy because of the South Fraser Perimeter Road project. The ministry listened, he said. “In westbound traffic, there was a 34 per cent reduction,” he said. Another alliance member, Ross Buchanan – who challenged Watts in the Nov. 19 election, finishing second with 6,267 votes to her 55,826 – has noted in the past that the group realizes the city is “dealing with a mistake that was made years ago,” when development plans for Campbell Heights were initially made. The 32 Avenue corridor is too narrow for truck traffic, not to mention the safety, health and noise concerns it raises for those living in the area, west of 176 Street, Cremin said.
‘Weekly Wanted’ White Rock RCMP are asking the public to help them locate a man wanted on a B.C.-wide warrant for failing to comply. Tad Walter Mcleod, 45, is described as a 6’1”, 210-pound Caucasian male. He has short, grey hair and brown eyes, and is known to reside in the White Rock/ South Surrey Tad Mcleod area. The appeal was issued last week as part of a new “Weekly Wanted” effort aimed at finding individuals wanted on outstanding warrants. Anyone with information on Mcleod’s whereabouts is asked to contact police at 778-593-3600. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-8477.
Amber Alert cancelled An Amber Alert issued Thursday night for an infant believed abducted by her father was called off almost as quickly as it was issued. The alert was initiated by Surrey RCMP just before 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, after a woman called to report that her daughter had been taken by the child’s father just before 6:30 p.m., during a domestic dispute. The Amber Alert asked citizens to be on the lookout for a specific vehicle that had last been seen near 176A Street and 67 Avenue. The alert was called off after the accused returned with the baby of his own accord, police say. The child was not injured. No arrests were made.
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Arun Fryer, a manager at Marine Drive restaurant, Charlie Don’t Surf, says White Rock’s sign bylaw is impacting business at a critical time of year.
Officers directed to uphold new sign regulations after ignoring previous ones
‘Banner year’ for bylaw enforcement Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter
A rule in White Rock’s sign bylaw that restricts businesses to hanging just one banner per year is akin to kicking business owners when they’re down, say managers of one Marine Drive restaurant. Tracy Gass and Arun Fryer said they were shocked when bylaw officers told them that a banner hung on the railing at Charlie Don’t Surf violates city rules. They first needed to pay $75 for a permit, and then the sign – which is advertising a fish-and-chips deal – could hang for up to 28 days, they were told. While the stipulation is one of many that took effect last January with approval of the city’s new sign bylaw, Gass and Fryer said to enforce the rule during the waterfront’s slowest months of business is “ridiculous.” “The parking lot is empty,” Gass said. “There’s no one in here and we can’t get this special going. How is he (owner John Carroll) supposed to do business down here if we can’t even put a special on?” Paul Stanton, the city’s director of planning and development services, said last week that
the banner rule itself is not new; there were September for violating sandwich-board rules similar regulations in the city’s previous sign remains on display – and unpaid – in the resbylaw. Enforcing the rule, however, is being taurant, she said. taken more seriously. Following a second warning Dec. 5, and a “The commissionaires were told not to subsequent visit the next day, the two-for-one enforce that part of the bylaw before, whereas banner – along with a second hung to promote now they’re being told to enforce the bylaw,” Christmas-party bookings – were taken down, she said. he said. “We have a new bylaw and ❝It’s almost like they’re being told to do their job.” Carroll said he hasn’t decided what Stanton said he hadn’t heard of any they don’t want to do, but may hang them in the rescomplaints, and confirmed business the businesses taurant’s windows, which he was told owners had a voice in developing to succeed.❞ is allowed. He added he wasn’t asked for input all of the new rules. The revamped Arun Fryer legislation also includes an updated on the new sign bylaw, and that this fee schedule and provisions for sand- Charlie Don’t Surf year is the first his banners have been singled out by the city. wich boards, which were previously “It’s very frustrating,” Carroll said. “I’m conprohibited. “We went through the BIA for input, and had fused, to say the least.” a number of meetings over it,” he said. Echoing Gass, Fryer agreed it doesn’t make Businesses that violate the bylaw won’t be hit sense to enforce the bylaw at a time when with a ticket right away, Stanton said. But those many waterfront businesses are struggling to who continually ignore repeated warnings will, entice clientele. at some point, be fined. “(The city) should be begging for people to Gass said she doesn’t know what will happen come down to the beach. “It’s almost like they don’t want the businesses if Charlie’s is ticketed for the banner. A $100 fine handed to the business in to succeed.”
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No other E. coli cases anticipated from page 1 â€œIt was almost a two-week period, so of course, all of the food that may have been served had long been disposed of, cleaning services cleaned several timesâ€Ś â€œItâ€™s probably not going to be possible to say conclusively, but thatâ€™s what they think.â€? The two other seniors who fell ill have since been released from hospital, and no further cases of E. coli illness related to this outbreak are expected, ThorpeDorward said. He noted Kiwanis Park Place voluntarily closed its food-service operations after the infection was identified. To reopen them, the facility â€“ which was in good standing with the health
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news Elgin Creek water levels leaving spawning fish in lurch
Low flow hurting salmon
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Low water flow in Elgin Creek is leaving salmon heading to spawn in the waterway’s upper reaches stuck downstream. Larry Ramsell, who has watched the coho make the annual trek through his Crescent Road property for decades, said last week he’s seeing dozens of the fish gathering near the culvert that leads to the higher spawning grounds. But that’s as far as many of them are getting. “There’s not enough water coming down the creek and they’re stuck here at my place,” he said Monday. “Forty or 50, just laying there. They’re dying with the eggs in them.” Water flow in Elgin Creek has been an issue for at least a decade. Prior to 2007, lower reaches of the creek would run dry, threatening the coho populations. To ensure the fish had a fighting chance, Ramsell pumped water from his own property. In July 2007, the City of Surrey – with the help of funds from Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Pacific Salmon Foundation – began pumping water into the creek from an emergency standby well in Sunnyside Acres Urban Forest. Flowing at a rate of 30 litres per second, the pump was intended to augment the creek
Officers in crash An off-duty White Rock police officer heading stateside for Christmas shopping got delayed when she was involved in a collision just north of the border. Const. Janelle Shoihet said she suffered a bruised arm in the crash, which occurred around 11:30 a.m. Dec. 3 at 2 Avenue and 176 Street. Her mother suffered minor injuries. Shoihet’s 18-month-old son was uninjured. She said the crash occurred when an Acura “appeared out of nowhere” to turn onto 2 Avenue as she headed south in the Nexus lane towards the Pacific Highway crossing. Shoihet said she slammed on the brakes but couldn’t prevent her Jeep from hitting the Acura’s passenger-side. “There were pieces of my car all over the road,” she said. The Acura driver – an officer with Canada Border Services Agency – was treated for leg injuries. A 30-year-old Abbotsford man was ticketed for failing to stop at a red light. - Tracy Holmes
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Larry Ramsell is worried about the spawning salmon in Elgin Creek. when the water flow was low. Due to problems with the well’s groundwater-level monitor, the pump hasn’t been on for about a month. While Ramsell has tried to fill the gap, “there’s still not enough flow,” he said. “They can’t get up any more than about a half a mile beyond Crescent Road.” Carrie Baron, Surrey’s drainage and environment manager, said Wednesday that the well will be fixed in time for the 2012 dry season. The necessary part has been special-ordered, she said. Noting the pump was never meant for year-round use, Baron said some streamkeepers have grown accustomed to the higher
flows it has created and worry when the levels drop. But the current low flow is not an emergency, she said. “Typically, your streams don’t need it now,” she said. “It’s not like the creek’s gone dry. The salmon aren’t going to die if they don’t have this water right now.” Ramsell, commending the city’s ongoing support, agreed the situation is not dire. But it could be better, he said. “I think we’ll survive,” he said, noting each salmon that successfully spawns lays about 2,500 eggs. “We’ll probably have quite a few fish for next year. “But there could be so much more if these guys could get up.”
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news Ravinder Binning still faces hit-and-run charges in 2008 fatality
Plea in separate case comforts victims’ daughter Kevin Diakiw Black Press
A man charged in the hit-and-run death of two Surrey seniors in July 2008 pleaded guilty last week to another driving offence that happened eight months later. Ravinder Singh Binning appeared in Surrey Provincial Court Tuesday, facing charges of flight from a police officer, impaired driving and obstruction of a police officer. He pleaded guilty to all three counts. The March 15, 2009 incident occurred just
months after a fatal crash, for which Binning stands accused, that caused the deaths of Dilbag Singh Badh, 61, and his 60-year-old wife, Bakhshish Kaur Badh. On July 12, 2008, in the 8500-block of 128 Street, a car rear-ended a vehicle carrying the Badh family, including Dillbag, Bakhshish and their daughters, Rupi and Varinder. Dilbag and Bakhshish died at the scene. Two years after the crash, Binning was charged with two counts of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, one
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It was standing room only at the inaugural meeting of the Surrey Board of Education Dec. 8. And while many in the crowd were there to support the six incumbents and one newly elected trustee, dozens of other attendees were teachers, hoping to draw attention to job action that began in September. Teachers remain without a contract and negotiations with the province are ongoing. Carrying signs reading “You can’t bargain with a sub-zero mandate” and “All I want for Christmas is the learning support I need,” a large crowd of men and women stood outside the glass wall of the meeting room, their placards facing the table of trustees.
The evening marked the first meeting of the board of trustees since the Nov. 19 civic election that saw six of the seven trustees re-elected: Shawn Wilson, Terry Allen, Laurie Larsen, Pam Glass, Reni Masi (all with Surrey First Education) and Laurae McNally, who was acclaimed in White Rock. The only new face is Charlene Dobie, who was elected under the Surrey Civic Coalition banner. After the official swearingin ceremony, McNally was acclaimed as the board’s chairperson for another year, and Wilson remains as vice-chair. Both have held the roles since 2008. McNally thanked her colleagues for returning the gavel to her and welcomed returning trustees back to the board table.
“The public in Surrey clearly thought that you were doing a fine job,” she said. Addressing Dobie, she said she’d find trusteeship “rewarding,” “heartwarming” and at times, “trying,” but promised her no two days would be the same. Prior to the meeting, Dobie said she hoped to continue to fight to get Surrey the capital funding it needs, and would strive to bring more openness to the board of education. “I really believe in communication, so I really want to be out there talking to people,” Dobie said. Dobie was a special-education assistant in the Surrey School District for 14 years, but was forced to resign from her fulltime position to take her role as trustee.
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Change needed for report cards aper report cards could become a thing of the past and the current teachers’ job action is showing us how. While many people still cling to the idea of children bringing home a piece of paper with grades and comments at the end of term, it may be time to take another look at this standardized approach. For generations, the industrial-style education system has been fixated on producing graduates like widgets, and report cards have mirrored this model with an overly simplistic analysis of students’ strengths and weaknesses. Admittedly, report cards have been upgraded over the years, with more comments and a reduced emphasis on grades at the primary level, but overall, they haven’t changed much. What educators now know – and B.C.’s new personalized learning agenda aims to address, at least in principle – is that students have different learning styles and require assessments that are measurable, flexible, adaptable and motivating. Grade school students need a plan that more closely reflects their learning styles, interests and goals instead of a standardized set of outcomes and report cards to match. So far, the province has done a poor job in defining personalized learning and conveying exactly what and how it will change B.C.’s education system – and under the current model of labour relations in education, it’s hard to know how this will be achieved. Still, the teachers’ contract dispute has shown there are many ways to assess and report on student learning. Liberated from many administrative duties, teachers are communicating with parents and students by email and telephone, posting information online, sending home records of individual assignments and outlining specific problems that need to be addressed. What’s more, parents are being encouraged to seek out information about their child’s learning. There may be some gaps if parents don’t know how or are unable to communicate with their child’s teacher. In this event, it would have to be up to teachers to reach out. There will always be a need for some standardized assessment and recording, especially for those headed for university, but a piece of paper at the end of term is not now and never has been a fully meaningful record of success for all students.
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ttorney General Shirley Bond is corrections. coming off another busy week, In a masterpiece of understatement, announcing new sheriff and Doyle’s office headlined its news release clerk training for B.C.’s constipated court “Opportunities for improvement in system. community corrections.” Then Bond joined Premier You have likely heard about Tom Fletcher Christy Clark to introduce B.C. the overflowing B.C. jail system, to another kind of sheriff, the where even segregation inmates former Los Angeles district are now being doubled up, as the attorney best known for busting long wait continues for a new jail up one of the biggest nests of in the Okanagan. crooked cops in U.S. history. But as Doyle’s report sets out, Richard Rosenthal went on to nine out of 10 convicted adult clean house as independent offenders aren’t in custody. monitor of police forces in They’re on house arrest or Portland and Denver, and now probation, many with courthe takes on B.C.’s troubled police ordered conditions to report patchwork, which has been their whereabouts, stay away losing the public’s confidence from their victims, stay sober and along with the courts. complete various rehabilitation Bond’s other ministry, public safety programs. Many are violent. There are and solicitor general, announced its currently 24,000 of them, an all-time high senior officials had selected the next and an increase of 28 per cent in the past commanding officer for the RCMP in six years. B.C. It is unprecedented for a province As with the jail population, a larger to do that, but as B.C. gets ready to proportion have mental illness as well as sign a new 20-year contract with the addiction. And Doyle found that only federal force, Bond and Clark are trying about a third of them actually complete to demonstrate that they, not Ottawa, the programs they are supposed to take are now wearing the pants in this to prevent re-offending. relationship. We’ll see. Corrections branch officials say their As the police and court legs of B.C.’s program for male spousal abusers has a justice system were being strengthened, success rate of up to 50 per cent. That’s a Auditor General John Doyle released pretty good result for an awful crime, the his latest report on the shaky third leg – second-largest category of offenders after
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So far this week you’ve said… yes 32% no 68% 73 responding impaired driving. But that success rate only applies to offenders who actually complete the program. Doyle found several cases where convicted abusers breached their orders to stay away from a spouse, and were not returned to court. There are undoubtedly more, but B.C.’s 450 probation officers can’t keep all the files up to date, much less punish every breach of conditions. Training hasn’t kept up either – fewer than half of current probation officers have completed the ministry’s antispousal abuse course. The NDP deplores all of this and has decades of practice doing so. The part about offenders not completing their rehabilitation reminded me of Dave Barrett in the late 1960s. In his autobiography, Barrett tells how he got into politics because prisoners in B.C. jails weren’t able to complete vocational programs. Barrett was a social worker at the old Haney Correctional Institution. By 1970 he was Opposition leader, demanding that the W.A.C. Bennett government shut down Haney, by then notorious for trades training that prisoners weren’t locked up long enough to finish. Each inmate was costing B.C. more than $4,000 a year, a huge sum wasted, Barrett thundered in the legislature. Today, Doyle calculates B.C. jails cost $71,000 per inmate per year, or $194 a day. Community supervision spending works out to $7 a day. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com email@example.com The Peace Arch News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby street, Nanaimo, B.C., V9R-2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www. bcpresscouncil.org
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Intentions not relevant in law Editor: Re: ‘We had a moral right to take that dog,’ Dec. 6. Accused dog-napper Janet Olson said she hopes the legal case against her creates huge public outcry and causes change. No doubt it will, but not in the way nor in the direction she hopes it will. “…with its throat slit ear-to-ear…” What utter BS! None of the dogs taken had anything near so severe as slit throats. These pets were simply left unattended in their yards. This is not a practice I condone, but I can’t connect illegal actions with “humanitarian reasons.” Where is their humane, kind compassion for people, for those whose pets were stolen then sold? Did goodwill intentions go awry? When it comes to breaking the law, good intentions should be irrelevant. One cannot simply perceive an injustice in this country and then appoint oneself as judge and jury. Can you imagine if we all claimed the “moral right” to take something? The accused are grandma’s age – old enough to know better – female, gainfully employed and Caucasians. If they were young, male, jobless and dark-skinned, this case would be regarded very differently. The SPCA has the mandate to investigate animal abuse and should continue to have our support. Warm blankets and food donations will go a long way this winter season. Please give generously to organizations that follow lawful procedures and deserve our respect. Patricia Tyler, Surrey
Don’t pander to tech opponents Editor: Letter writers continually assert that electromagnetic fields (EMF) pose health risks. In its 2004 document entitled What are Electromagnetic Fields: Health Effects, the World Health Organization said: “In the area of biological effects and medical applications of non-ionizing radiation, approximately 25,000 articles have been published over the past 30 years. Despite the feeling of some people that more research needs to be done, scientific knowledge in this area is now more extensive than for most chemicals… WHO concluded that current evidence does not confirm the existence of any health consequences from exposure to low level electromagnetic fields.” We’ve been immersed in EMF for most of our lives. Can doubters claim EMF causes health risks? I suggest those who fear smart meters on the basis of EMF should dispose of all electrical devices because they all produce EMF. News agencies should stop pandering to the vocal minority or, at least, provide a balanced view. Emile Fuchs, Surrey
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Class action divides community Editor: Re: Surrey teachers protest, Nov.29 Although I’d much prefer critiquing the seven- to 10-digit salaried private and public sector CEOs and billionaires, I nonetheless find the BC Teachers Federation’s utilization of their students as very potent bargaining chips quite disturbing. Or is it naught but just a coincidence that the BCTF’s job action happens to coincide with the beginning of the school year? But what also burns me is the BCTF members’ gall to outright expect to continue receiving regular employee welfare and health benefits – as well as regular generous pay – regardless of the fact that they’re not performing many tasks that are a part of their salary agreement. Meanwhile, B.C. politicians – both those governing and in opposition, as well as many opinion pieces – promote the coddling, so as not to make teachers more angry. It would be interesting to know just how many of the “I-support-the-teachers” parents out there on televised and in print-news media are offering their support mostly out of some degree of fear of retaliation against their children by current and future BCTF teachers. Frank G. Sterle, Jr., White Rock
not changed since March. The BCPSEA maintains a net-zero policy at this time. Given the article on page 3 (B.C. deficit forecast tops $3 billion), this is a reasonable position. Where would the BCTF like the money to come from? More taxes? Cuts in hospital services? Fact is, teachers are in a particularly weak bargaining position. There is an oversupply; the employer doesn’t have money; and the economy is far from buoyant. Given these conditions, you might expect that teachers’ compensation would go down over the contract period. It is time for teachers to take a look around and compare their working conditions to others. Most jobs where a person makes $60,000-70,000 might have four weeks vacation and a work year of 2,160 hours or more. Maybe in three years, conditions will have changed – perhaps the oversupply is reduced, the government is flush and the economy is more buoyant – at which time the BCTF will be in a better bargaining position. Until then, teachers are going to have to ask their representatives to be more reasonable in their demands. In this case, it is the BCTF that is not bargaining in good faith. Teachers are reasonably compensated already. Kurt Friesen, Surrey
Re: No reason ‘net zero’ can’t be met, Nov. 29 letters. Given the BC Liberals’ inability to manage their financial books, I am saddened that no one in the media has questioned the $2.1-billion figure constantly quoted by BC Public School Employers’ Association. Unfortunately, what is not mentioned is that this figure is based on an assumption that every single teacher in the province will take the maximum number of sick days allotted per year. It also maximizes every single teacher to the maximum allowable for their category. Neither assumption is remotely close to the truth. Also not mentioned is that it is the BCPSEA that continually refuses to negotiate at the table. Rather, they prefer to “negotiate” through the media with misleading figures. Just how does one 15-minute supervision shift per week and one four-hour half-day of entering report card grades per term add up to 15 per cent of our salary? Of course, their real intent is to provoke the teachers into a full-out strike – for a minimum of two weeks – so that the government can save $200-300 million in teacher and CUPE salaries, which they can then turn around and supply back into the system. D.A. Harrison, Langley
Re: Report cards leave marks, Dec. 8 letters. As a student, I find it heartbreaking that some are so eager to throw insults and slander at our teachers. For years, our school system has been suffering; this is no fault of the teachers. There is not enough money to uphold the level of education wanted in our province. It is the provincial government that is in charge of where our money goes. I would much rather see enough classrooms, lockers and supplies for all students than a shiny new roof on BC Place. If there is enough money for that multi-million-dollar project, surely there is enough to fund much-needed changes in our schools. There are those who claim teachers “care nothing for the children.” To these people I say, how dare you? Every year, elementary school teachers spend their own money on toys, books, glue, scissors and coloured paper. Many of my high school teachers donate time and energy into running various clubs and sports teams. They receive no additional payment for this, nor for the time they spend outside of school hours marking and preparing lessons. Are these the actions of people who care nothing for the children? I speak to letter-writer Ivan Scott when I say that perhaps the reason we children no longer have respect for society is because society has no respect for us. We are seen only as the thieves, the vandals, the miscreants. If those in control of our education had respect for us, they would build enough schools, buy enough books and provide the personal assistance needed by so many of the challenged children who are falling between the cracks. The reason many students have no respect for society is because those who have stood up for us, our teachers, are being torn down by those in charge of our future. I am 16. I have utmost respect for teachers, parents and fellow students. I have little respect for my government, as they clearly have little respect for my future. Shelby Hughes, Surrey
After reading the Nov. 29 paper, a number of things struck me concerning our teachers’ positions regarding the ongoing action against their employer, the BCPSE. Mostly, it struck me the BCTF is failing them badly. In your letters section, BCPSEA board chair Melanie Joy indicates that in the last year the BCTF and the BCPSEA have been to the bargaining table 55 times (No reason ‘net zero’ can’t be met). Meanwhile, in the article about the T.E. Scott Elementary teachers (Surrey teachers protest), a teacher is quoted as saying the employer will not bargain in good faith. Joy indicates the BCTF’s position started out asking for $2.1 billion in contract improvements, and this has
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A WorkSafe BC lawyer is seeking a jail sentence of six months to a year for a notorious demolition contractor who repeatedly exposed his unprotected workers to asbestos contamination. Last year, Arthur Moore defied repeated orders from WorkSafe BC and then continued his Surrey-based asbestos and drywall removal business in violation of a B.C. Supreme Court injunction granted last August that indefinitely barred him from operating. He was found in contempt of court. â€œAsbestos kills. It was the leading killer of workers in British Columbia in 2009,
responsible for 44 per cent of need of cash and hired recovdeaths arising from employ- ering addicts from recovery ment,â€? said Scott Nielsen, who houses in Surrey. According to court evidence, is representing WorkSafe BC in the case. Moore quoted low â??Asbestos Nielsen asked the rates to demolish old judge to consider kills. It was the houses â€“ a fraction weighing Mooreâ€™s of the price charged leading killer by competitors who sentence against of workers in take required safety the possibility that his contempt could British Columbia precautions when result in the â€œevendealing with asbesin 2009.â?ž tos. tual death of those he Scott Nielsen knowingly exposed He claimed to take WorkSafe BC samples and get to asbestos.â€? WorkSafe BC reports certifying inspectors found that Moore buildings asbestos-free before used teenagers as young as 14 demolition. But the hazardous to demolish asbestos-laden material reports were forged, houses without providing using letterhead stolen from them with any protection. He legitimate labs, to hide the recruited young students in danger on his jobs.
Past employees testified they were told to â€œrun awayâ€? if WorkSafe BC officers showed up at a work site. Moore operated at least 15 job sites in Surrey, Richmond and Delta last fall, using names including Tri City Hazmat, Surrey Hazmat and Effective Contracting to skirt the injunction, according to court evidence. He did not show up in court to defend himself at either the 2010 injunction hearing or the contempt proceedings. Repeated attempts by Black Press to contact Moore have been unsuccessful. Moore is to be sentenced Jan. 24 for contempt of court. â€“ with files from Jeff Nagel
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ohnny wants a pair of skates, Susie wants a sled. Children around the world and throughout Surrey make wish lists during this festive, cheerful season, filled with wants and needs and fantasies. Toys and games of every size, shape and colour. Dolls and puzzles. Cars and trains. Video games, bikes, sports equipment, iPods, cellphones, tablets, electronic readers and more make the list, causing parents to scramble and stress about how much they should spend on their children – or how much they should go into debt – to make Christmas morning an occasion to remember. When families are in need during a season filled with giving, however, there are no letters filled with wishes to Santa. There are only wishes for shelter, food and warmth; wishes for simply surviving. That’s where the Surrey Christmas Bureau comes in. Decorated with snowflakes hanging from the ceiling, twinkling Christmas lights, red and green signs, garlands of silver and other festive trappings, the Christmas bureau is busier this year than last. People wait in a line outside as well as in a waiting area inside, some wanting to register for a Christmas hamper, while others are there for their alloted pick-up – or shopping – date. “The numbers are really up this year,” said K.C. Gilroy, Surrey Christmas Bureau co-ordinator. “We’re up to 1,500 (hampers) already and expect 2,000 this year total. Last year, we only did 1,600 the entire time.” People have until Dec. 15 to register for the program (if they qualify as low-income), but the past three weeks have already been hectic, Gilroy said. Once someone is registered, a
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Surrey Christmas Bureau co-ordinator K.C. Gilroy sorts through toys that will be given to children in Surrey. date and time is arranged for them to come in and shop the bureau to fill their Christmas hamper. The amount of gifts allowed varies, depending on the size of the family. Christmas carols play cheerily in the background as clients browse the children’s, teen’s and stockingstuffer sections, which are filled with new toys and games, as well
as used toys. “Teen gifts are always needed,” Gilroy noted. She said the community is always generous, but a quarter of a million dollars needs to be raised annually to keep the year-round program running, and ongoing fundraising is necessary. Receiving corporate sponsorship always helps, Gilroy said, such
as the help they’re getting from Surrey’s Comfort Inn & Suites, which held its first-ever ‘Stuff the Bus’ event on the weekend to raise new toys and funds for the Christmas bureau. Contact Surrey Christmas Bureau at www.christmasbureau. com – or call 604-581-9623. The office is located at 10347 City Parkway (the old Whalley library).
Support needed for kettle campaign The Salvation Army’s Surrey kettle campaign is getting off to a slow start this year. The charitable organization is down by more than $18,000 compared to last year, and far from the financial goal of $250,000. Funds donated during the Christmas Kettle Campaign provide the total budget for the services provided to Surrey residents through the Salvation Army’s Surrey Community Family Services. Ongoing support is provided by the service group, from clothing and food to children’s programs and treatment referrals for drug or alcohol abuse. “In not meeting our budget goals, we are unable to help everyone who comes to us seeking assistance,” states a release. Kettles are located throughout Surrey and North Delta at various sites, including grocery stores, shopping malls and BC Liquor stores. The Salvation Army urges local residents to “please be generous and help us continue to help others” when they pass a red kettle. Those unable to locate a kettle can also donate online at www. salvationarmy.ca The Salvation Army began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country, providing services to thousands.
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libraries: Cloverdale (5500 180 St.), Langley (20901 Langley Kwantlen Polytechnic Bypass), Richmond (8771 University’s second annual coat Lansdowne Rd.) and Surrey drive is underway. (12666 72 Ave.). Bake sales Through Dec. 16, KPU’s will be held for the purchase of President’s new gloves, toques, Ambassadorial socks and underwear Team is for the two co-ordinating organizations. More donations of coats information, contact benefitting clients Hayley Woodin at of the Front Room, haylewoodin@gmail. email@example.com com a drop-in shelter in Surrey, and the To make a cash Langley Boys & donation contact Shelley Girls Club. The community is Coburn at shelley.coburn@ encouraged to help make this kwantlen.ca winter warmer for someone less fortunate by dropping off new Volunteers are needed or gently used coats, at drop Volunteers are being recruited boxes located in all Kwantlen for the extreme-weather
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shelter located in White Rock’s First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave. The shelter provides a safe, warm place to sleep for those caught out in the cold with no where to go when an extremeweather alert has been called. People interested in volunteering can serve on either of two shifts – from 9:30 to 11 p.m. or from 6 to 7 a.m. To sign up to be a volunteer, an application form from the church office must be filled out. The office is open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Requirements include references and a criminalrecords check.
The City of White Rock’s 2011 United Way campaign has wrapped up with another year of successful fundraising. Every year, City Staff rely on the generous donations from business and individuals in the community to help raise funds for the United Way. This year we raised $11,987.82. The City of White Rock would like to acknowledge all the city staff and the following businesses for their generous contributions in helping make this year’s United Way campaign a success: 1-800-Got Junk Alder Auto Parts Ltd Bull Housser & Tupper LLP Buy Low Foods Cobra Electric Coffee with Attitude Colour Concepts Photography Cosmos Restaurant Crescent Electrical Contractors Crown Contracting Ltd. Duff & Nathalie Associates Fitness by Design, Christine McGurrin Flomotion Fitness & Yoga Studio GDI Omni Integrated Facility Services Imperial Paving Ltd. Innisfree Spirit Ministry Kal Tire
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Thank you to everyone who helped make the fundraising for the United Way so successful this year.
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■ Free Christmas crafts workshop at the White Rock Library, 15342 Buena Vista Ave, Dec. 14, 3-4:30 p.m. Register: 604-5412204.
■ Christmas tree chipping, bottle drive and friends, Jan. 2 and Jan. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Emmanuel Covenant Church, 17029 16 Ave. Info: 604-535-0748.
■ Mixed singles over 60 in White Rock/South Surrey are invited to celebrate Christmas with a Dec. 15 dinner and dance. Information: Carole at 604-590-4992.
■ Parent support/ education group meets every second Wednesday of the month at Semiahmoo House Society, 15306 24 Ave., from 6:30-9 p.m. Info: www.forcesociety.com Friday ■ Holiday Market until ■ Christmas Dec. 22 at Blues & the White Gospel Rock show on Museum and Dec. 16 at Archives, First United 14970 Church, Marine Dr., 15385 10:30 a.m. Semiahmoo to 4:30 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org daily. Ave., featuring ■ Hidden John Gems online Lee Sanders and Sibel art auction and fundraiser Thrasher. Tickets on sale until Dec. 14, 2 p.m. at at Tapestry Music and www.semiahmooarts. Surrey Arts Centre. com or in person at 1550 ■ White Rock’s Phil Foster St. 604-536-8333. Dickson Band will release ■ Weekly meditation their album on Dec. 16 classes, Mondays at the Croatian Cultural from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Theatre in Vancouver. Ocean Park Library, Doors open at 7:30 p.m. 12854 17 Ave. Suggested Cost: $15 Info: 604-531donation: $10. Info: www. 5969. dorjechang.ca or 604-8533738. Saturday ■ Jazz Vespers series, ■ Elvis Tribute by Ben first Sunday of every Klein at the White Rock month – excluding Elks, 1469 George St., January – at Crescent Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets: United Church, 2756 127 $20 public, $17 Elks St. at 7:30 p.m. ■ Global TV’s Mike ■ Choices’ Market Star McCardell will be signing of the Season Program copies of his new book, until Dec. 24. Donate $2 Here's Mike at Black and all proceeds go to Bond Books, 15562 24 neighbourhood houses in Ave. on Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. Metro Vancouver.
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Calendar celebrates life in ‘city by the sea’ Alex Browne
t’s more than a calendar – it’s a defining statement. Tourism White Rock’s new 2012 art calendar – White Rock, City By The Sea! – is a summing up of the many things residents know the city to be. But it’s also one that offers hints of what the town could become. Incorporating the blue borders and design notes of the city’s new official branding, the latest edition is a classy classic – a feel-good celebration for residents to hang up and refer to, and everything they’d like to project about the city as a gift to relatives and friends. “The idea is to invite people Alex Browne photo in, and this is the invitation Tourism White Rock’s Betina Albornoz chats with artist Michael card,” said Tourism White Stockdale at the launch of the 2012 art calendar (right) last month. Rock executive director Betina Albornoz. involved gathered for the formal Accompanying text links each As in the past two years, it’s launch last month at TD Canada of the paintings to a theme, such a tapestry she’s envisioned and Trust at Central Plaza. as heritage, cultural diversity, encouraged into The calendar brings entertainment and festivals, family existence – with life and wellness. ❝There is no other together works by the advice of an Michael Stockdale, Mike In keeping with the ‘city by brochure that informal panel of art Svob, Carolynn Doan, the sea’ branding, the waters of people will hang Catherine Robertson, appreciators, including Semiahmoo Bay feature in almost a special assist from on their walls for Robert Genn, Claudette every painting. Indeed, it’s almost White Rock Gallery. Castonguay, Elizabeth impossible for the calendar not 365 days.❞ But the seemingly Hollick, Min Ma, Niels to be centred on the waterfront, Betina Albornoz tireless Albornoz is Petersen, Santo De Vita, said Albornoz, given that beach Tourism White Rock Gary McDonald and quick to give credit to and promenade scenes seem to the principal creators of Serge Dube, capturing provide consistent inspiration to the work reproduced in rich and everything from the clear days almost all of the artists involved. vivid colour. and more sombre moods of the “What distinguishes this “It’s not me who made this – it’s city in winter, to the joyous bright community is that we’re an the artists,” she said, as painters hues. oceanside city,” she said.
But Albornoz is hopeful subsequent editions will incorporate other elements of the White Rock scene, including uptown landmarks. It’s clear the project has potential far beyond the current edition, including the possibility of similar arts-inspired gifts and souvenirs to promote the community, Albornoz said. “I think it’s a very special project to work with, because it involves so many stakeholders,” Albornoz said, noting the project is a selffunded product that relies on previous years’ sales. “It has a limited shelf-life,” she admitted. “But there is no other
brochure that people will hang on their walls for 365 days. “My favourite part is working with the artists and weaving the story together, but trying to calibrate the paintings for colour and contrast is a very labourintensive job.” “It’s a nice cross-section of artists and a good representation of the artists we have in the community,” Doan said at the launch, adding she was surprised her impressionistic view of a freight train passing in front of White Rock’s old station building is her third painting to be selected since the calendar’s first edition in 2009. Stockdale – whose colourful waterfront views were chosen for both the cover and the June painting – said he appreciated the chance the project gave him to interact with residents. “I’m always glad to meet people, otherwise the existence of an artist becomes a bit like that of a recluse,” he said. “It’s a very nice calendar, with lots of good artists featured, and very educative about the nature of White Rock.” McDonald, whose muted beach scene creates an appropriately wintry mood for November, said he feels that projects like the calendar are crucial in enshrining the arts as a key component of the White Rock identity. “Anything that keeps the arts in view and in front of the public is a good thing,” he said.
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Choristers (including adult SCC alumni) directed by founder and artistic director Stephen Horning will be on view as roving carollers at the heritage themed museum site, at 6501 Deer Lake Ave., Saturday, Dec. 17 (5 to 7 p.m.) and Sunday, Dec. 18 (5 to 7 p.m.).
John Lee Sanders Bluesman John Lee Sanders, who, over a long career, has worked with the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Buddy Guy, Carlos Santana, Jimmy Page, Willie Nelson and Stevie Wonder, will headline A Gospel Blues Christmas Concert, presented by Geoff Giffin and Wendy Bollard’s Peninsula Productions, Dec. 16, 8 p.m. at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave. Joining the smooth Deep Southstyle keyboardist, vocalist and sax player – now a White Rock resident – will be blues vocalist extraordinaire Sibel Thrasher and an all-star five-piece backup band. Tickets ($25) are available from Tapestry Music, First United Church and www.surreyarts.ca For more information, visit www.peninsulaproductions.org
A Touch of Brass Christmas with A Touch of Brass marks the return of a seasonal favourite, Friday, Dec. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 2350 148 St. The stellar brass quintet, led by Tapestry Music proprietor David Sabourin on tuba, features Tom Shorthouse and Jim Littleford (trumpets), Jeremy Berkman (trombone) and Ben Kinsman (French Horn); all members of the Vancouver Symphony and Vancouver Opera orchestras. Also featured will be the Kwantlen University Brass Ensemble. Tickets ($20, $15 students and seniors, $5 children 12 and under) are available at Tapestry Music and at the door.
Phil Dickson South Surrey singer-songwriter Phil Dickson is going all out with an elaborate concert show to launch his long-awaited first solo album, Play, Friday. Dec. 16 (doors open at 7:30 p.m.) at Vancouver’s Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Dr. Opening the evening will be a set by solo acoustic artist Patrick Gavigan at 8 p.m., followed by Dickson and his band at 9:30 p.m. For a preview of Dickson’s music, catch his first official music video, directed by Charlie Schrodt, on YouTube. It’s an all-ages, dry event, with tickets at $15 (fans under 10 are admitted free, Dickson says). Tickets are available from 604-531-5969, or visit www. phildickson.com
Sword approaching The Royal Canadian Theatre Company’s Christmas pantomime, Ellie King’s The Sword In The Stone, is waiting in the wings for a Dec. 16-31 run at Surrey Arts Centre Theatre (13750 88 Ave.) The show – a version of the legend of how Arthur came to be King of the Britons – offers “traditional British pantomime at its unruly best.” King’s production features a blend of music and mirth and favourite characters, including regulars Mandy Tulloch as
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Ellie King’s Christmas pantomime, The Sword In The Stone, comes to Surrey Arts Centre Dec. 16, featuring (left to right) Jennifer Campbell as Rhea Jones, Alan Cedargreen as Widow Blodwyn Jones and Scott Townsend as Dai Jones.
Arthur, Claurien Zanoria as the fair Guinevere, Kerri Norris as wicked Queen Morgana, Bob Wilson as Merlin the Magician and James King as the Demon King, plus a host of Druids, trolls, shepherdesses, and even a dragon (or is it two?). New this season is a ‘fantabulous’ Family Christmas Party, Dec. 17, featuring a magician, music, Merlin’s magical craft table, Santa and Mrs. Claus – plus the show – with all proceeds in aid of the CKNW Orphans’ Fund. There will also be a two-for-one preview night Dec. 15. For more information on showtimes, or to order tickets, call 604-501-5566, or visit www. rctheatreco.com
Mother Goose Latest in the White Rock Players Club’s 57-year tradition of Christmas pantomimes, Mother Goose by the Brothers Dimm, directed by Dave Baron, continues at Coast Capital Playhouse (1532 Johnston Rd.)
until Boxing Day. Evening performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, and there are 2:30 p.m. matinees on Sundays. White Rock Players Club members are currently holding a food bank drive, and donations of non-perishable food items for Sources White Rock-South Surrey Food Bank are gratefully accepted in the lobby. For tickets and show time information, visit www. whiterockplayers.ca or call 604536-7535.
Joe Given Catch a rising star this month at McJac’s Roadhouse Grille. Acclaimed young singersongwriter-actor Joe Given will be featured in an intimate performance Saturday, Dec. 17 (5:30 to 8:30 p.m.) at the restaurant, 1781 King George Blvd. The 19-year-old performer, by day a business management major at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, will showcase his golden voice – and charisma to
match – in sets of originals and covers in the pop and R&B idioms (with a little rock and soul thrown in for good measure). He’s racked up an impressive record of playing more than 400 venues and special events over the past three years, plus a whole raft of awards and scholarships, and has also branched out into acting, this year earning a Community Theatre Coalition nomination for best actor in a leading role in a musical for the role of Schroeder in Surrey Little Theatre’s You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. Chances are his current performance will also feature some of the original material from his second album, which he hopes to release in early 2012. For dinner reservations, call 604531-3167.
Surrey Children’s Choir Members of the popular Surrey Children’s Choir family will help contribute to the old fashioned Christmas atmosphere this season at Burnaby Village Museum.
South Surrey’s famed anthem singer Mark ‘Mr. O Canada’ Donnelly will have two showcases this Christmas season. Members of the musical Donnelly family will be featured Dec. 23, 7:30 p.m. at the Clarke Theatre, Mission (33700 Prentis Ave.) in a special Christmas presentation by Rock.It Boy. Mark will be joined by daughters Colleen (soprano), Theresa (mezzo-soprano) and son Sean in a concert featuring solos and beautifully blended harmonies from their CD, A Donnelly Family Christmas. Advance tickets are $20 (plus facility fees and service charges) from Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-885-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca Closer to home, Mark Donnelly will be back in White Rock Dec. 29, 7:30 p.m. at the Coast Capital Playhouse, 1532 Johnston Rd., for Mark Donnelly and Friends, a different concert just in time to usher in the new year, also presented by Rock.It Boy. Tickets ($39.50, plus facility fee and service charges) are available at the Coast Capital Playhouse box office (604-536-7535) or online at www.whiterockplayers.ca
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Surgeon search moves online Fraser Health launched a new online tool last week to showcase surgeons in the region. With the new website, patients and physicians can find the names of surgeons who may be able to perform surgical procedures sooner than others. Users choose from a drop-down list of surgeries. A list will then be shown of five surgeons in Fraser Health who are predicted
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Though neither the Southridge Storm nor White Rock Christian Academy Warriors won last week’s Telus Basketball Classic, the prestigious tournament was still something of a learning experience for both South Surrey teams. For the Storm senior boys, who play at the AA level, the tournament was a chance to sharpen their skills against some of the best AAA teams in the province, and for the Warriors – among the province’s topranked AAA teams heading into the season – it was a wake-up call. “I’m obviously upset by it, but for the team to learn from this, I think that was very important,” said WRCA coach John Dykstra, who saw his team drop its opening game 67-58 to Pitt Meadows Wednesday, before bouncing back to beat Richmond’s R.C. Palmer 80-56 Friday. “We were in all the games, even though we were playing poorly.” The trouble for WRCA, Dykstra said, came from his players trying
to do too much themselves, which lead to a cacophony of turnovers and ball-handling errors – especially late in games. “We just weren’t taking care of the ball, and we had guys trying to do too much on their own,” he said. “When we take care of the ball, we can be a special team, but the guys just have to pass it instead of trying to do it all themselves.” In Wednesday’s loss, which knocked them from title contention right away, the Warriors got 12 points from six-foot-seven forward Jake Newman, and 11 apiece from Vartan Tanielian and Tyus Allen, but the WRCA defence was unable to contain Pitt Meadows’ Matt Blackaby, who had 31. Against Palmer, Newman again led the charge with 18 points, and was one of five Warriors to finish in double figures. For Southridge, who also lost their opening game to eventual finalists Vancouver College – who lost in the title game to the Kelowna see page 20
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White Rock Christian’s Vartanh Tanielian (right) throws up a shot with an R.C. Palmer defender in his face, during WRCA’s 80-56 victory Friday. Above left, Southridge’s Simran Thind during a league game Dec. 6.
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sports Surrey loses, ties Coquitlam Express in weekend series
Eagles’ struggles continue Nick Greenizan Sports Reporter
A week after winning just one of three games, the Surrey Eagles continued to struggle last weekend, losing to the Coquitlam Express 4-1 Friday night, and tying them on home ice Saturday, 3-3. The Eagles are still third in the BC Hockey League’s Coastal Conference, but are just 4-5-1-0 in the last 10 games, and below .500 on the road. On Friday at Coquitlam’s Poirer Sports and Leisure Centre, the Eagles struck first when newcomer Alex Hagen – acquired in a trade with the Vernon Vipers last week – scored a power-play goal 14:16 into the first period, but the Express tied the game with just over a minute left in the period. In the second period, the home team broke the game open on goals from Malcolm McKinney and Dante Godhino – with McKinney’s marker coming just 42 seconds into the period – and Godhino tallied his second of the game on a third-period power play. Eagles’ netminder Andrew Hunt was tagged with the loss, despite stopping 34 shots on net. The following night, in front of 630 fans at South Surrey Arena, the Eagles again got on the board first when NCAA-bound blueliner Devon Toews – who signed with Quinnipiac University earlier this month – scored at 10:02 of the first period. But just like the day before, Coquitlam stormed back before
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Curlers ready for Cup showdown in Langley The biggest curling competition in the Lower Mainland â€” save for the 2010 Olympic Games â€” is six weeks away and will be contested at the Langley Events Centre. â€œPrior to the Olympics, the last big event like this was 1997,â€? explained Neil Houston, the event manager for the 2012 World Financial Group Continental Cup, referring to the 1997 Scott Tournament of Hearts, which was played in Vancouver. The Continental Cup will take place Jan. 12-15 at the LEC. It features the worldâ€™s top curlers in a Ryder Cup-style format. Six teams from North America â€” four Canadian and two American â€” will play against six from the rest of the world. The two sides play a variety of disciplines â€” regular team matches, mixed doubles, singles, mixed skins and skins games â€” for points, with the first side to reach 200 points declared the winner. Houston, who worked for VANOC for the 2010 Games and then returned to his previous job with the Canadian Curling Association, has been working on the competition since November 2010, when Langley was announced as the host. He recently secured the bands who will play at the Patch, which is housed adjacent to the arena in the Langley Events Centre. The Patch has capacity of 1,100 and promises to feature the most colourful and passionate curling fans. March Hare will play Jan. 11, the Time Benders take the stage on Jan. 12 and The Chevelles will rock the Patch on Jan. 13 and 14.
â€œPeople may have forgotten there is an entertainment element in addition to the curling,â€? he said. Two hundred and seventy-five volunteers will help the tournament in its dayto-day operations. ickets are still available for the competition. Competing for Team North America are Team Holland, Team Stoughton, Team Fenson, Team Howard,Team Lawton and Team Lank. That group includes the 2011 Scotties champions as the top womenâ€™s team in Canada (Reginaâ€™s Team Holland led by skip Amber Holland) and the 2011 world menâ€™s champions, Winnipegâ€™s Team Stoughton, skipped by Jeff Stoughton. Team Fenson, skipped by Pete Fenson, are the U.S. menâ€™s champions and won bronze at the 2006 Olympics. And the Lank rink is skipped by Patti Lank, one of the most successful competitors in U.S. curling history. She will be making her third appeareance at the Continental Cup. Team World is made up of two Scottish and two Swedish teams and one each from Norway and China. Swedenâ€™s Team Norberg is skipped by Anette Norberg, the two-time defending Olympic womenâ€™s champion, having captured gold at both the 2006 Games in Turin and 2010 in Vancouver. The other Swedish entry, Team Edin, skipped by Niklas Edin, is making their second straight appearance at the Continental Cup. They also won bronze at the 2011 world menâ€™s championship after having beaten their soon-to-be teammates, Norwayâ€™s Team Ulsrud,
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GEDDES, Julie Passed away peacefully at Sun Creek Village on Nov. 30 at 93. Predeceased by infant son, Steven, grandson Alex and husband Jack (2007). Survived by her children Alma, Tina (Rick) and Alan (Helen); her grandchildren Athena (Victor), Tirra, Star (Colin), Kris (Amanda), Sasha (Jordan) and Aja (Micky); great grandchildren Vienna, Geneva and Kai; and by sister Marge. Born 1917 in South Shields where Julie lived and met her husband during WWII. She immigrated to Canada in 1948, raising her family in Vancouver before retiring to White Rock in 1980. Julie was a loving person whose gentle spirit will be missed by all. Sweet dreams Julie. A service will be held December 16th, 11am at Holy Trinity Church, White Rock. A special thanks to everyone at Sun Creek Village for their kindness to Julie.
BODLEY, Douglas Harvey (Doug) passed away December 5, 2011 under the compassionate care of the staff at Peace Portal Lodge, Peace Arch Hospital and Dr. Robert Cheyne/family physician of many years. Doug was born in Hamilton, Ontario on September 11, 1924. He was a D. Day Vet in the 2nd Armoured Division during W.W.II. Doug returned to Hamilton and met Fern Morrow from Dafoe, Saskatchewan while both working at Eaton’s. After a short courtship they moved to White Rock. Their children are Ron Bodley (wife Julie) of Milton, Washington and Linda Neumann, Princeton. Also survived by Graham Bodley, Ron’s son of Bellingham; Mike Neumann and many other family members including Patti Haithwaite (niece) Glenn Sorensen (nephew) and Yvonne Yawney (Winnipeg), wonderful friends who had the privilege of being there at the end. Thank you to all the many consistent visitors. He worked at McGavin’s Bakery until retirement. Doug enjoyed golf at Peace Portal Golf Course and (Hemet) California for many, many years. He bowled twice a week and has many trophies and pins. Doug loved his daily crossword puzzles and sports on T.V. Also he was a fabulous bread and raspberry jam maker! He will be most remembered for his quiet, humble ways, his humour, and love for friends and family. An Inurnment will be held on Thursday, December 29 at 12:30 pm at Victory Memorial Park Cemetery, 1483128 Ave, Surrey, BC, followed by a Celebration of Life at 1:30 pm at the Crescent Legion, 2643-128 Street, Surrey. In lieu of flowers, you may wish to donate to the #240 Legion. Condolences may be offered at www.victoryfuneralcentre.ca Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522
HOU, Lee Gan December 20, 1929 December 5, 2011 Lee Gan Hou passed away peacefully at St. Paul’s Hospital on December 5, 2011 at the age of 81. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who gave of herself unselfishly to serve her family and others around her. She will always be remembered for her smile, her kindness, her hard working nature, her gentle spirit and love and devotion for her family. Born and raised in Hoi Ping, China, Lee Gan moved to Labasa, Fiji to be with her husband, Yok Fung, and together raised six children and started their own business. Over a decade later, they immigrated to Canada and settled in White Rock running two successful grocery businesses (founders of Howe’s Market), before retiring and then travelling the world together. Lee Gan was predeceased by husband (Jim) Yok Fung Hou. She is survived by her loving children Susan (Alan), Wally (Pauline), Olwyn (Victor), Linda, Lydia and Alfred, and grandchildren Alyssa, Kyle, Carl, Lauren, Chloe, Adrian, Michael, Paige, Isabella, Sierra and Jade. The beautiful memories of Lee Gan Hou will be treasured forever by her family. A Celebration of her life will be held at 9:00 AM on Sunday, December 18th at the Glenhaven Memorial Chapel, 1835 E Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC. Interment at 11:00 am at the Ocean View Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, in-memory donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
of White Rock, British Columbia, passed away peacefully on November 21, 2011, in Peace Arch Hospital, following complications from a stroke. Her wishes to have no extraordinary measures taken to sustain life were adhered to and a comfortable, honourable and graceful departure ensued. Rose Mary was born on February 11th, 1922, in Calgary, Alberta, becoming the ﬁrst daughter of Mr. Asa and Mrs.Elizabeth Rosby. From a very early age, Isabel as she would like to be called, enjoyed helping around the house and soon excelled at the talents and skills that would prove invaluable to an exceptional homemaker throughout her life. As a child she with her parents and siblings came west to Vancouver, British Columbia and eventually a move outside the city that would see the family settle in the White Rock area, on Paciﬁc Highway. A chance encounter between a youthful Rose Mary and a young man from the area at a dance at the Hazelmere Hall was where she would fall in love with John Dilworth and so began the next stage of her life. Following their marriage on April 6th, 1942 the couple would settle in South Surrey, on Sunny Side Road, where she would spend over six decades, tending the land, raising a family and carving out a simple honest existence within the community. Over the years the family would work hard cultivating the landscape and developed a loyal following amidst the locals who were always eager for the delectable ﬂavours provided by the season’s crops. When not hard at work toiling over the endless chores the lifestyle of farming is entrenched in, one of her greatest joys was to be amidst nature, most notably adventures involving the spectacularly scenic rivers and lakes of BC and the surrounding region. Normally rather reserved, the exhilaration she exuded could be felt when she spoke fondly of a day logging endless miles along the banks of the Skagit, with she on one shore and John on the other, all efforts concentrated in pursuit of the ever-elusive gifts from the river. Her own words captured well the images of the experience that she so looked forward to, “There is nothing better than being rewarded with the ultimate prize that concludes yet another hard day’s work, accompanied by the feeling of utter fulﬁllment and the simple pleasure that comes from a job well done, then topping it all off by bearing witness to the fruits of one’s labours, as it cooks perfectly over the campﬁre”. Together she and John navigated many miles of open road and likely nearly as many miles of shoreline, in the quest of capturing a connection with the outdoors and the amazing feeling one experiences being part of nature. A sought after connection with the wonders of the natural beauty that surrounds us, is equally shared by both of her sons and serves as a testament to the positive foundation she helped lay for them. Following the passing of her lifetime’s love, John in 2002, she with ever greater assistance from her sons continued residing at and maintaining the farm for several more years. Alas in the face of never ending to-do lists and a deteriorating ability to keep up with responsibilities, she somewhat reluctantly moved to the Crescent Gardens community, a short distance from where she had lived for most of her life. During her later years many ailments along with ever debilitating arthritis would begin to make it difﬁcult to recognize the once robust woman who would spend from dawn til dusk taking care of anything and everything that needed to be done. Although her newfound environment, in a manageable home within a setting that seemed conducive to her needs, was indeed a practical option for a single woman of her years, it was evident to all, no home could ever replace her dear homestead on Sunny Side Road. Despite her best intentions to maintain a few small ﬂower and vegetable beds, along with efforts to ﬁnd comfort in the companionship of her dog “Koi”, the essence of what deﬁned a practical and hardworking Isabel would be lost forever with the leaving behind of her magniﬁcent gardens, bountiful orchards and her beloved farm. When her ﬁerce independence was further challenged following the ﬁrst of a series of devastating falls, resulting in broken bones and extensive rehabilitation, she found herself among the residents of Christina Place, in White Rock. During the couple of years in independent living she managed to carry on a quiet reserved existence, connecting with a handful of those she came in contact with, otherwise content to pass the days awaiting the latest news from her sons and on the special occasion a welcomed visit from extended family. In a turn about of fate, the separation that death once brought with it, this time brings the unanticipated delight of a renewed unity. Together again and at peace, Isabel and John are now free to spend their days exploring the countless undiscovered wonders of nature and the best ﬁshing holes any angler could ever dream of. With the hard work all done, nothing left to do but pull on the hip waiters, grab her ﬂy rod and join in the fun down stream… Listen close next time you are near a running river and over the sound of rushing water you’ll hear John calling out “Isabel, where are you, what’s keeping you?”. Following a brief pause you’ll fondly recognize the voice shouting back “You go on ahead, I’ll catch up, I’ve got my hands full with a real dandy and he’s putting up a pretty good ﬁght!” Rose Mary, affectionately known as “Balloon Granny” is survived by and will be very dearly missed by her sons Dave, his wife Jan and Terry, his wife Linda; also by her sister Betty (and family), her sister-in-law Margaret (and family) and by siblings in Ontario, as well as by grandchildren Kelly (Randy), Rick, Kristen (AJ), Leanne (Steve), and by great-grandchildren Mackenzie, Emily, Lucas, Mitchell and Gabby. The family would like to thank the staff of Christina Place for their dedication to the great work they do focusing on maintaining the quality of life and the lengths they go to creating a “home” for those in their care. A heartfelt thank you is also extended to the nursing staff and care providers of ICU and the Palliative Care Unit at Peace Arch Hospital, whose caring efforts beneﬁt all in the community. At this time it seems appropriate for all to be reminded of the need for support of our local hospital and community health services. It is hoped that those whose lives have been touched by local healthcare will remember to give generously in support of the Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation.
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OBITUARIES Lyon, Peter (Terry) Herriot
Born in Dumfries, Scotland, on November 22, 1936. Terry passed away on December 7, 2011 at Peace Arch Hospital, White Rock, BC, surrounded by his family. He will be deeply missed by all who loved him, especially his wife of 47 years, Maureen; their 3 sons, Peter (Andrea), Murray and Grant (Melissa) who will be lost without their beloved “Jimmie”; grandchildren Calum, Camryn and Bella who adored their special “Grumps”; sister Hazel (Murdo); nephew Aonghas(Gillian) and many family and friends in Scotland. Terry and Maureen immigrated to Canada in 1965 and lived in Delta and Abbotsford before settling in South Surrey in 1978. Terry began his Masonic journey as an Entered Apprentice Freemason on November 15, 1973, became a Master Mason on April 22, 1974, and was Worshipful Master of North Star 167 in 1983-1984. He was deeply involved with all things Scottish, Mòd Vancouver, the Vancouver Gaelic Choir, the Vancouver Gaelic Society and local Robert Burns celebrations. Terry’s pride in his Scottish Heritage is passed on to his sons and grandchildren. The family thanks all their friends, both near and far, for the outpouring of love and support they have received throughout this journey. A memorial service will be held at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 1480 George Street, White Rock, on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Society or the Heart & Stroke Foundation. “The heart ay’s the part ay That makes us right or wrang”
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MANUFACTURING & WAREHOUSING $17.00/hr to work in Langley lubricants plant doing mfg., warehouse work & shipping/receiving. Must be capable of physical labour, computer usage, & be meticulous & reliable. Experience in manufacturing and warehousing preferred. A minimum of 5 years work experience with references req’d. We offer a longterm career with a financially successful co. + benefits + RRSP plan. Send resume to:
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The Langley Association for Community Living invites you to participate in our free, comprehensive training program January 16 - January 20, 2012 (35 hrs) to prepare people who are interested in providing support to adults with developmental disabilities.
We offer wages starting at $15.54 per hour with an increase every year for four years to a maximum of $18.27 per hour. Medical, dental and extended health benefits. Please fax your resume 604 534 4763 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUSY lifestyle shopping centre in South Surrey looking for office assistant to handle accounts receivable/payable as well as general office duties in January 2012. Must be proficent with MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Knowledge of Yardi an asset. Prior experience in Shopping Centre management helpful but not necessary. Candidate must be energetic,well organized and flexible with job responsibility. Resumes to be sent to email@example.com no later than December 31. No phone calls please.
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Once the training program is completed, a second interview is scheduled and your application for employment is given serious consideration.
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For those interested, a Class 5 and 2 work references are required. If successfully screened, we will interview you to determine suitability and your commitment to attend the program.
You must quote “Foundations” in your application. You can also check out our website for more information about work opportunities at: www.langleyacl.com. The deadline for applications is Friday, December 30, 2011. Please note that enrollment is limited.
Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.
Age and inﬁrmity have taken me from you, but death is not the end. I will stay in your thoughts through all that reminds you of me. I remain close by, indeed I am within you. Whenever you see a carnation or a rose, you will be reminded of me because these were my favourite ﬂowers. When you look through old photographs, you will see the happy times we shared. Don’t grieve overlong, for I have fulﬁlled the job that God gave me to do in life. I worked diligently at it and you are the fruits of those labours. As I journey to my reward I am at peace.
Nechako Northcoast Construction, Terrace, B.C. Has an opening for Senior Road Foreman Highways Maintenance The successful applicant must: -Hold a requisite valid Driver’s License for the equipment normally operated. -Must hold and maintain flagging certification, WHMIS certification and Level 1 First Aid certification. -Must have a good working knowledge of highways maintenance standards. -Must have an awareness of environmental issues as it relates to highways and bridge maintenance. For a complete job Description please log on to our website at www.nechako-northcoast.com Please Fax or email your resume and drivers abstract Debbie Russell, Manager of Human Resource firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 250-638-8409 Only those short listed will be contacted.
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We are looking for professional and enthusiastic individuals to be the store’s Managers, Assistant Managers, and both full and part time Sales Associates. Requirements: • Previous management or sales experience. • Willingness to learn. • Excellent public relations & networking abilities. How to Apply Please fax your resume and cover letter to: 604-530-6070 or email to: email@example.com Thank you for your interest, those who are considered for the positions will be contacted by telephone or email.
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KIDS AND ADULTS NEEDED FOR CARRIER ROUTES Papers are delivered right to your door. No need to insert ﬂyers either! Deliver 2x a week, after school, Tuesday and Thursday Call the Circulation Department at 604 538-8223 ext. 14 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Route Number Boundaries Number of Papers 17001107 Archibald Rd, Blackburn Cres, High St, Malabar Cres, Mann Park Cres, North Bluff Rd, Saturna Dr 82 17001129 Oxenham Ave, Oxford St, Thrift Ave, Upper Roper Ave 73 17001102 Blackburn Ave, Coldicutt Ave, Cory Rd, Lancaster St, Laurel Ave, Nichol Rd, North Bluff Rd 99 17001123 Everall St, Hardie Ave, Oxenham Ave, Oxford St, Prospect Ave, Roper Ave, Thrift 80 18000313 0 Ave, 171 St, 172 St, 172 A St, 175A St, 176 St2 Ave, 4 Ave, 8 Ave, Beach Rd, Hwy 99, Peace Park Dr, 199 18000316 168 St, 169 St, 170 St, 171 St, 172 St, 173 St, 174 St, 20 Ave, 21 Ave, 21A Ave, 22 Ave, 23 Ave, 24 Ave 220 18101411 141B St, 142 St, 142B St, 143A St, 16A Ave, 17A Ave, 18 Ave 121 18102505 129 St, 129A St, 18 Ave, 19 Ave, 19A Ave, 20 Ave 70 18105802 154 St, 154A St, 155 St, 20 Ave, 22 Ave, Madrona Dr, Madrona Pl 136 18106910 160 St, 160B St, 161A St, 161B St, 8 Ave, 8A Ave, 9 Ave 131 18107005 127A St, 128 St, 128A St, 20 Ave, 20A Ave, 22 Ave, Ocean Cliff Dr, Ocean Cliff Pl 148 18107012 126 St, 127A St, 128 St, 18 Ave, 18A Ave, 19 Ave, 20 Ave 75 18200103 Canterbury Dr, Crosscreek Crt, Hampshire Crt, Lincoln Woods Crt 52 18200108 36 Ave, Devonshire Dr, Somerset Cres, Somerset Pl 66 18411303 136 St, 136B St, 137A St, 56 Ave, 56A Ave, 56B Ave, 57A Ave, 57B Ave, King George Blvd 68 18411304 King George Blvd, Trites Rd 30 18411307 139 St, 140 St, 56A Ave, 57 Ave, 57A Ave, 58A Ave, 60 Ave, Bradford Pl, Halifax Pl, King George Blvd 48 18411308 142 St, 144 St, 59A Ave, 60 Ave 35 18411317 148 St, 148A St, 148B St, 149 St, 57 Ave, 57A Ave, 57B Ave, 58 Ave 102 18411326 147 St, 147A St, 147B St, 148 St, 61 Ave, 61A Ave, 62 Ave, 87 18411327 145 St, 145A St, 145B St, 146 St, 60 Ave, 60A Ave, 61A Ave 106 18511826 132A St, 133 St, 133A St, 134 St, 135 St, 57 Ave, 58 Ave 87
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1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555. Affordable Sid’s 1ton, 3ton 5ton for moving & clean-up. 10% Srs disc. W.R. Owned 86. Sid 604-727-8864
~ PRO PAINTERS ~ INTERIOR / EXTERIOR Quality Work, Free Estimates Member of Better Business Bureau
COCKER SPANIEL / CAVALIER X, adorable males born Oct 6, vet chk, 1st shots, $599, 604-532-6380
German Sheperd 21/2 yr old f, good temp., exc. family watch dog $500, 4 yr old f. beagle, exc. family pet $100 no Sunday calls 604-7963026
FENCE & DECK INSTALLATIONS
CKC Yorkie micro chip, shots, family loved, health checked male $1000. Girl $1200. 604-857-0722
On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!
CHOCOLATE LAB PUPS. Vet checked. 1st shots. Parents both registered. $550. 604-309-2390.
ENGLISH BULLDOG, CKC reg. 6 wks old, shots, microchip, vet ✔ Healthy, happy, gorgeous. Health gurant’d. $2800. Call 778-895-8453
.Haydenpainting.ca Family owned & operated
“White Rock & South Surrey’s Leading Renovator since 1989”
CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977
• Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses
ELECTRICIAN - Dana Thompson Over 23yrs exp. Res/Comm. Free est. Bonded. #14758 604-353-1519
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
CHINESE SHARPEI PUPS MINI’S/TOYS-MALES -$1200.00 www.wrinklesrus.com 604-315-8774
ALL JOBS welcome. Your trouble shooting expert. Tel/Cable incl. *Seniors Discount* Work guaranteed. Insured & Bonded. GWN Electric. 604-862-9650 Lic#99986
Winter rates on now.
Cane Corso Mastiff, 1 female, 3.5mo, vet checked, dewormed, docked, $600 obo. (604)845-2395
Bathroom repairs, reno’s, taps + sink, shower, tiling, flooring laminate. Painting, drywalling, basement reno’s, door & window trim, baseboard, back splashes, cabinets, range hoods, fence & deck repair + replace, pressure washing & more. Call Robert 778-227-7779
Professional Installations for a Great Price!
BORDER COLLIE PUPPIES P/B. Males $400, fem. $450. Vet chk, 1st shots Call 604-250-4360
ALL JOBS Big or Small. Panels, lighting, plugs, fans, hot tubs etc. Guaranteed work. 604-539-0708 Cell 604-537-1773 (Lic. 26110)
Honest, reliable, quality work at good prices. Fully insured.
#1 QUALITY WORK, Big or sm. Exp. Electrician avail. Reas.rates.604-773-0341. Lic#9902
Blood Hound pups, CKC Reg health ✔, 1st vac., micro chipped, 1 male, 6 fem. Liver & tan, ready to go 604-574-5788
RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free!
CALL FRIENDLY BENJAMIN 604-230-7928 or 604-538-3796
PSB DRYWALL ★ All Boarding, Taping, Framing & Texture. Insured work. Call Parm (604) 762-4657
Running this ad for 7yrs
MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510
10% OFF when you Mention this ad HARDI RENO SVS. *Plumbing *Tile *Drywall*Paint*More! 778-865-4072
A Hardworking Lady
• Tree & Stump Removal • Certiﬁed Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~
PAINT SPECIAL (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. Installed. Starting $180. Gutter Cleaning starting at $70. Leaf clean-up starting at $65. Call Ron (604)535-1942
ARCO DRYWALL Ltd. Board, Tape Texture, Frame. New & Reno’s. 20 yrs exp, free est Mike 604-825-1500
Tree removal done RIGHT!
Info: www.treeworksonline.ca email@example.com 10% OFF with this AD
3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour
Gutter Cleaning, Window Cleaning. Over 20 yrs exp. 778-384-4912
Rob Kootnikoff 604-538-6278, 778-839-5034
968-0367 A-TECH Services 604-230-3539
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
damaged concrete. Ken 604-532-0662
Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly Exc. Refs & Rates. Move In/Out. Carpet Cleaning, pressure wash, New Const., Res./Comm., offices Welcome! Lic., Bonded/Insured.
“Right Tree - Right Location”
A-1 PAINTING CO. 604.723.8434 Top Quality Painting. Floors & Finishing. Insured, WCB, Written Guarantee. Free Est. 20 Years Exp.
SEMI-RETIRED contractor will do small concrete jobs. Patio’s, sidewalks, driveway’s. Re & re old or
For all Your Cleaning Needs
ISA Certiﬁed Arbourist Fully Insured
WHITE ROCK RUBBISH
ALL Concrete Brick, Block & Stonework. Good job - Good price. Call Enzio (604)594-1960
A MAID TO CLEEN
EXTRA CHEAP PRICES
*Seniors Disc. *Insured *24 yrs.
Reliable honest, detail oriented, will clean your home for your comfort. Exc. references. Insured & bonded. Guaranteed. Serving the White Rock / S. Sry area for 15+yrs. www. abovetheresthousecleaning.com (604)315-2440
RAINFOREST ROOFING LTD 20 years in service - A+ BBB - Call for 10% OFF 604-582-0409
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
.Jim’s Moving Winter Service
GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627
S Pruning S Removals S Hedge Trimming
From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
• TREE Pruning • Sculpting • Hedge Repair • Pro-Climber
Would you like to improve your English? Private tutoring with a highly qualified ESL teacher. Email me for details. MichelleFullerESL@gmail.com
Peninsula Tree Preservation
Local & Long Distance
PROMPT & AFFORDABLE
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
CHRISTMAS LIGHT & SNOW REMOVAL SERVICE
Repairs to all major appliances
SUPREME HEDGES +++
RANGERS OCEAN PARK APPLIANCE LTD
FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1973
Executive House Hold Services Will help You! • Great Hourly Rates • Package Deals Available Call Today: 778.565.0424
Call Mark (604)536-9092
FIXIT PLUMBING & HEATING H/W Tanks, Reno’s, Boilers, Furn’s. Drain Cleaning. Ins. (604)596-2841
Chistmas Light Installation
Unique Taste, Unique Menus... Gourmet, Customized Menus Tailored To Your Function... • Dinner Parties • Executive Meetings • Family Gatherings • Weddings / Banquets • B-B-Ques • Funerals We Come To You! Doing It All, From Set-Up - Clean-Up.
Are You Running Out Of Time? Need Help Setting & Cleaning Up For The Holidays?
Service to fridges, stoves, washers, dryers & dishwashers. Reasonable.
B & B MOBILE SERVICES
LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE s r
$38/HR!Clogged drains,drips,garbs sinks, Reno’s toilets. No job too small! Lic’d/insured. 778-888-9184
MOVING & STORAGE
• Small & Big Moves • Internals • Single Items • Packing Supplies
Detailed, prof. service-7 days/wk. Incl. laundry/dishes. Move-in/out. Refs. avail. Starting at $19/hr. 4 hour minimum.
Peace Arch Appliance
A Cut Above Yard Maintenance
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 206
TREE SERVICES A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports
Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $
GERMAN SHEPHERD Pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines. 604-856-8161.
MALTI / SHIH-TZU / POODLE X. Pups/adults. Non-shedding. Chocolate, white & beige. 604-820-9469
NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com
NORWEGIAN ELKHOUND pups. Registered, micro chipped, 1st shots. Ready now. 604-823-2259 firstname.lastname@example.org
RED NOSE PIT BULL - 9 months old. $1000: (Best offer) 604-5341094, 729-3990
SHIHTZU- Bichon Puppies, vet chkd, dewormed, 1st shots. ready to go. $500 ea. 2 F (604)581-8354
WANTED, a caring older couple to adopt an affectionate Golden Retriever, 4 year old spayed F. Loves to go for daily walks, adores car rides, obedient, very protective. Call 604-541-0344 TRY A bcclassified.com CLASSIFIED AD.
Peace Arch News Tuesday, December 13, 2011 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506
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HOMES FOR RENT
HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
RECREATIONAL/SALE 2011 SALEM T23FD
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
Service to fridges, stoves, washers, dryers & dishwashers. Reasonable. Call Mark (604)536-9092
STEEL BUILDINGS END OF SEASON DEALS! Overstock must go make an offer! FREE DELIVERY to most areas. CALL TO CHECK INVENTORY and FREE BROCHURE - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170
Awning, pass-through storage, A/C, DSI water heater, exterior shower AM/FM/DVD. $14,483 (Stk.30371) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals
Comfy over stuffed 3 seater chesterfield- 92”w & matching sgle chair 50”w. $285obo. (604)535-0962
1YR Seasoned Alder Birch Maple Clean, Split, DRY & Delivered. Family Operated for 20 yrs. (604)825-9264 BEST FIREWOOD 32nd Season & 37,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095 FULLY SEASONED, Alder/Maple, Birch, split & delivered. Free kindling. Phone 604-789-1492 anytime
MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331 MOVING sale: Queen bed, wood dresser w/mirror, 2 bedsides tables for $580, big heavy cabinet $180. Good condition. Contact 6048373904
MISC. FOR SALE
Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991 CAN’T GET UP your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591. PANASONIC KX-T7433C DIGITAL PHONE SYSTEM; Complete with 19 handsets. Excellent Condition, perfect for start-up office. Will accept best offer. Phone 604 3631397.
WANTED: Appraisals done - Top Prices Paid-
Please call Tom Douglas Phone/Fax: (604)595-0298 35 years exp.
REAL ESTATE 615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY BIG BUILDING SALE... “CLEARANCE SALE YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!” 20X26 $4995. 25X34 $6460. 30X44 $9640. 40X70 $17,945. 47X90 $22,600. One end included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-6685422. www.pioneersteel.ca.
By appt - call 604 - 514 - 1480
Nice quiet building. 1 & 2 bdrm suites. Includes: Hot water, cable, underground parking, video surveillance. NO PETS CALL 604-536-8499
WE BUY HOMES Damaged House! Older House! Difficulty Selling! Behind on Payments! Need to Sell Now? NO FEES! NO RISK! QUICK CASH! Call us First! 604.657.9422
639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES
White Rock ~1243 Best Street Bright, Sunny, South facing 1 Bdrm, Top Floor ~ $795/mo 1 Bdrm 2nd floor, no stairs $775/mo
New balcony, windows & doors Strictly non-smoking building no smoking in suite or balcony No Pets ~ Adult oriented
604-536-8428 WHITE ROCK. 1 bdrm apt. Grd flr w/balcony Prkg. Lndry. NS/ND/NP. $800. Avail. Immed. 604-837-1333
WHITE ROCK Close to Semiahmoo Mall
1 BEDROOM Concrete Hi-rise. 55+, NS/NP Heat, hot water, & light included
Call 604-538-5337 WHITE ROCK SUNSET VILLA. Lrg 1 bdrm suite, d/w, balc, concrete bldg. $950. Blk fr Semiahmoo Mall. Call for appt to view: 604-541-6276 WHITE ROCK
White Rock Gardens & Bayview Chateau 14989 Roper Avenue & 1371 Blackwood St. QUALITY APARTMENT RENTALS IN WHITE ROCK These are condo-like building with breath taking views. This property is surrounded by impressive landscaping; Close to shopping and schools. Some suites with ocean views; Indoor & outdoor parking. Bach, one bedroom and two bedroom suites available. NO PETS. For more information and viewing
please call 604-531-9797 Professionally Managed By Gateway Property Management
WHITE ROCK. Spectacular view, 3 bdrm home, newly reno’d, avail now, $2300/mo. Call 604-538-8408
OCEAN PARK just a stroll to crescent beach bright lrg 2 bdrm garden lvl 1000sf priv patio f/p d/w w/d ns/np. Immed. $975. 604-542-1904 OCEAN PRK, DECEMBER FREE. PEACEFUL WOODED RETREAT, 1 bdrm + den or 2 bdrm in 4 plex, short walk dist. to all amenities, fully fncd b. yard, pets(s) welcome, avail. now, $925+ shrd util. 604-376-9332 SOUTH SURREY. Brand new 2 bdrm bsmt suite. $1100 incl heat, hot water, hydro. Shared W/D. N/P. N/S. Avail now. 604-534-4820. SOUTH SURREY: Large 2 bdrm grnd flr ste in 4-plex. W/D, f/p, storage, parking, fenced yard. NS/NP. $1030/mo incl utils. 604-535-2197. S. SURREY, brand new grnd. lvl 1 bdrm, sep entr., lots prk, in ste W/D, F/S, D/W, blt in mircro, $980/mth. incl utils & basic cable. NS/NP. Suits single.(604)535-4663. S. SURREY. Large 1 bdrm bsmt suite. Nr. Chantrell Creek school & Elgin Park. Ideal for student or teacher. $650/mo. incl. utils. Fully furn. Avail. now. 604-538-2474. S.SURREY Ocean Park. Bright 1 Bdrm + den, 750 sf, sep entrance, gas F/P, cable & net, and all utils incl. Suit 1 person, ns/np, $830/mo. Phone 604-536-7939. WHITE ROCK 1 bdrm-main floor, avl now. Newly painted. Very clean. N/S. $700/mo. 604-536-9304. WHITE Rock: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 living ,1 family room. 5 appliances. $1350 rent. email@example.com or 604-538-5150. WHITE ROCK. Avl now. Modern 1 bd ste, lrg patio deck w/partial ocean view, nr beach. Pri ent, prkg, inste lndry. NS/NP, refs req. $1100 incl utils, 604-536-6295, 778-788-0577 WHITE ROCK cozy 1 bdrm in quiet private home, gas f/p. NP/NS $690 incls utils & cable. 604-542-2244
707 APARTMENT FURNISHED WHITE Rock 1 Bdrm, bright, partial ocean view. Walking distance to hospital. N/S N/P. Fully furnished if desired. $875/mo incl util/cable/net Avail now 604-612-7435
HOMES FOR RENT
E.BEACH executive fully reno’d 2 bdrm rancher s/s appls, granite countertops, hot tub oceanview over 7000sf lot Dec 1 $1800 + util Long term NS/NP 604-617-3551 Morgan Crossing Peninsula area bright older 2 bdrm 1000sf home 4 appls, h/w flrs $1485 + utils. N/S. Pets? 604-505-2572 / 760-8273 OCEAN PARK 3 bdrm., 2.5 baths Ocean view, dbl gar, h/tub, pool Dec1. $3000/mo N/S 604-542-0152 WHITE ROCK. 3,000 sq.ft. ocean view house, 3 bdrms up, 3 bdrms down. Garage. 604-781-9093.
WHITE ROCK: Master bdrm + 2nd smaller bdrm above ground. Bright & spacious. w/d, d/w, fridge & stove. 2 min walk to transit. Close to beach - a walk away, and all amen. Own driveway backing onto laneway and park. Quiet neighbourhood. Walk out your front door onto your deck into your driveway. $1000/mo incl utils & internet. n/s n/p. Avail Dec 15th or Jan. 1st. Friendly family looking to share their home. Refs req. Looking for long term tenants. 604-315-2440 WHITE ROCK: New, 2 BR Ste. D/W, W/D, etc. Near Trans, Shops & Hosp. $1200+1/3 util. NS/NP. Ref. Req’d. Avail Now. 604-5366775.
S SURREY, Lilac Green. 1900 sq ft. 2 bdrm, 2.5 bths, with den & 3rd floor. Hrdwd flr, gas F/P, 5 appls. NS/NP. $1700. Call 604-535-8626.
This week brings you some magnificent things. You are close to really understanding what is essential in your life. You deeply love the people who share your need to improve things.
2000 FORD FOCUS, standard trans., blue, 4 dr. sedan, CD, Air Cared. $1995 obo (604)826-0519
This week teaches you to have more self-confidence, especially in your emotional life. You might question yourself about several things, and you have every reason to do so.
The Sun causes you to be very realistic about yourself and other people, although you still see the good in others. This helps you to live a better life. Know that you are appreciated.
OCEAN PARK - Resp. mature prof. adult to share 4 bdrm Exec. home. Furniture ok. NS / NP. Refs. $600 Shop w/motor hoist avail. 604-541-8088
Feel free to think about success, because you are heading towards some winning situations. That may come as a bit of a surprise to you, but just enjoy everything you achieve.
1993 Chrysler Dynasty LE - exc. shape in & out. 6 cyl auto, loaded. AirCared. $1350. 778-893-4866.
748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION
OCEAN PARK, Bachelor suite, priv. entr. Close to shopping/laundromat. $600 incl utils/cable. 604-538-7558
1994 CHRYSLER LHS, 4 door, auto, fully loaded, leather interior. $899 obo. Call 604-313-2780.
1990 PONTIAC 6000, Air Cared, loaded, new winter tires, white, 4 dr., $995 obo (604)826-0519
WHITE ROCK nice 3 bdrm., nr. beach, short term OK. N/S N/P. $2300 mo. Avail now 778-292-1287
This week gives you a lot of emotional strength and a strong sense of your values. You won’t want to waste your time in dead-end situations.
WHITE ROCK 3 bdrm full oceanview older home, avail now. NS/NP. $1600/mo. 604-808-1464
#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
Dec. 13 2011 - Dec. 16 2011
This week you might thing about moving. Weigh the pros and cons thoughtfully, and be particularly careful not to go into debt. That would be a big mistake for you.
SOMERSET GARDENS (S. Sry) Family housing, 1851 Southmere Cres. E. 2bdrm appt. starts at $875. Pet friendly, nr all amen, heat, Community garden. 604-451-6676
The White Rock Bellaire
FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
CARS - DOMESTIC
1987 CHEVROLET Celebrity Clean, 166,00 kms, $1000. obo Call 604-619-8596
South Facing. Luxury Residence. Suit discriminating prof who only wants the best. This 2 bdrm residence offers 1031sf of incomparable luxury. $1800/mo. Drive by Oxford St. & 16th Ave. & admire the award winning majestic tower. Avail. now. n/s, n/p. Refs req. For appt. 604-318-3365 if no answer call 702-325-2868
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal
WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Treat yourself this Christmas to $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-593-6095.
SKYLINE APTS. WHITE ROCK 15321 Russell Ave
Antiques & Collectable’s of all sorts.
FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery.
Inc. heat/storage/parking Adult oriented Sorry - no pets
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
1 bdrm - $720 - $750/month
Near Langley City Hall & shops
LOVESEAT bed chesterfield, light oak trim, blue-green berber material, mint cond, only $10!, 604-536-5419 WOODEN entertainment unit, tinted glass doors, approx 2’Wx4’H, mint cond, on rollers, $5. 604-536-5419
689 WHITE ROCK SOUTH SURREY S.SURREY: 2700sq.ft. newly reno’d home located 2 blks from Semiahmoo Sec, Softball City & S.Sry pool, on 7000 sq.ft. lot. 4 Bdrm, 2.5 baths, family room, den/study/bdrm, asking $938,000. (778)242-9009
CANCER 2003 Cadillac CTS. Black on black, leather, sunroof. Must see! $10,500, Mint. Phone 604 809 6235
2005 FORD Focus wagon, 1 owner, all srvc rec, fully loaded, low kms, must see, $7000. 604-534-0923
The influence of Mars brings you a lot of willpower. You are capable of better managing your professional life. You really want everything to be fair between yourself and others.
2006 FORD FUSION, 4 dr, 39,000 kms, V6, all options, $7,950 obo. Phone 604-780-8404
2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING convertible, silver, 84 k’s. auto. Mags. $6795/obo. (604)826-0519
2009 CADILLAC DTS, black, grey leather, mint cond, 47K. Must sell! $25,000 obo. Call 604-805-4545.
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1998 NISSAN PATHFINDER SE, AirCared, 161K, beautiful shape. Asking $4200 obo. 604-313-2780 2002 ACURA TL luxury vehicle in exceptional cond. Silver/black leather, 1 owner, $8995. (604)538-0781 2002 DODGE NEON R/T standard trans., white, sunroof, used eng., new timing belt & clutch. CD stacker $3295 obo. (604)826-0519 2004 MERCEDES C230 SEDAN auto, sunroof, 47k, Gold Mist Mica over blk. leather, exc. cond. local, no accid. $14,230 (604)328-1883 2005 TOYOTA COROLLA, 42,000 kms. Light green, auto, $9000 obo. Great condition. (604)328-9570
SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 1999 CHEVY BLAZER, black, mags 2” lift 4x4, Air Cared, std. new clutch $4795 obo 604-826-0519 2003 Nissan Pathfinder, grey, 145,000 kms, runs great. $10,000 obo. 604-715-2431 2011 CHEV Traverse AWD 20,000kms. List $40,000+HST, asking $28,900.no HST. 604-780-0777
828 COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
2001 Ford Diesel Ambulance. Approx. 270km. 10K worth of med. supplies incl’d. Earn up to 1000 per day. Leaving Province, will sacrifice for $23,999, no reasonable offer will be refused! 1-604-703-3934 OBO
1991 FORD F150, XLT Lariat 4x4, V8 auto, reg cab, 8’ box w/liner & canopy, new brakes, Aircared, more 210K. $2700/obo (604)820-8218 1995 GMC SAFARI passenger mini van, 165,000 kms. Like new. $4000/obo: (604)833-6769 2004 GRAND CARAVAN, 36,000 KMS, v6, loaded, seats 7, $7950 obo. 604-780-8404 2005 CHEVY VENTURE VAN with wheelchair ramp, good cond, $5500 obo. 778-882-6149 2006 MONTANA, Dual Air, DVD, new tires, brakes, battery. 160kms. Asking $6,500. 604-780-0777.
2003 21’ WILDWOOD 5th wheel, light weight, a/c, awning, slide-out beautiful cond. $16,500 obo. Call 604-287-1127 2003 Four Winds 30 ft. Class C Motorhome. 30,000kms. Mint cond. Asking $30,000.obo. 604-780-0777.
TRUCKS & VANS
2011 AUTUMN RIDGE 264RKS
Rear kitchen, awning, microwave, LCD TV, A/C, 3-burner range and more! $19,483 (Stk.30630)
www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
11’ WALKER BAY, special edition for fishers & hunters has, side flotation, new cond. Trailer & cover incl. $2500 firm. 604-535-8199 ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10’, 12’ or 14’, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720
This week you will learn to concentrate on what is most important to you in your life. If you are married, your thoughts will be primarily focused on your marriage.
CAPRICORN This week gives you lots of energy where your friendships are concerned. You might be called on to talk about and do things that will be useful to others. If you feel panicked by this, just breathe and relax.
AQUARIUS You will be able to assert your inner self and this gives you the power to act. Don’t be negligent in any way, as this would be a mistake.
VIRGO You are on the verge of better understanding what is happening around you. You know how to bring serenity to your working environment. You don’t like it when others act unfairly towards you.
PISCES This week you will have a great opportunity to experience success. You might see some projects from the past come back into your life. This will be great for you.
Social So ocial Wellness Wellness ffor or our communiy co ommuniy
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FORD, 4 X 4 XLT LARIAT truck & Okanagan camper, very good cond., $3,500. Call (604)820-8218.
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MPG 60 City, 55 Hwy. 4.7 L per 100 km City, 5.1 L per 100 km Hwy.
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$26,165 including freight & PDI. Outstanding fuel efﬁciency.
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MPG 30 City, 41 Hwy. 9.5 L per 100 km City, 6.9 L per 100 km Hwy.
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Outstanding fuel efﬁciency.
MPG 19 City, 26 Hwy. Litres 14.1 City, 9.9 Hwy.
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3174 King George Blvd., White Rock 604-531-2916
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Complete December 13, 2011 issue of the Peace Arch News newspaper as it appeared in print. For more online, all the time, see www.peacearchn...
Published on Dec 13, 2011
Complete December 13, 2011 issue of the Peace Arch News newspaper as it appeared in print. For more online, all the time, see www.peacearchn...