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Meet more candidates: Politicians campaigning for positions on White Rock council and the Surrey school board in the Nov. 19 municipal election respond to our questionnaires.  see pages 22-24

Early polls way up

Voters make history Kevin Diakiw Black Press

Advance turnout for this year’s civic election is surpassing any in Surrey’s history, indicating there may be a large number of voters coming out to the polls on general voting day, Nov. 19. In the advance polls over the last week, 6,489 people cast ballots. That almost doubles the 3,700 voters who showed up during week-long advance polls three years ago, and even eclipses the 4,900 who took early voting opportunities during the 2005 mayoral slugfest between Dianne Watts and Doug McCallum. In fact, it’s a greater number than has ever been seen at the early polling stations, city staff say. Describing action at Surrey’s advanced polls as brisk and steady, city staff are excited by the high turnout, which represents 2.32 per cent of registered voters.  see page 4

Musical memories

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Dressed in period attire, Natsuko Murao – from Jitterbug Junkies – takes to the dance floor at the White Rock branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, while Surrey’s Twice Shy (Colleen Durdon and Gail Hawksworth) perform songs from the 1940s and ‘50s on Remembrance Day Friday. The groups got together to honour veterans’ sacrifice by performing favourites from the era.

Impaired-driving conviction for fatality should be overturned, says defence lawyer

Berner ‘not advised of rights prior to questioning’ Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

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The B.C. Court of Appeal reserved judgment and extended bail Thursday afternoon in the hearing for Carol Berner – the woman found guilty of impaired driving in the 2008 death of toddler Alexa Middelaer. Berner, who is appealing two counts of dangerous driving and two counts of impaired driving, did not attend proceedings as spectators packed the courtroom – though she was in the building, having been ordered to surrender herself on the hearing date. The 58-year-old was sentenced in November 2010 to 2½ years in prison and a five-


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year driving ban, but has been free on bail for the past year, pending her appeal. In Vancouver Thursday – as Alexa’s mother, Laurel Middelaer, and aunt, Daphne Johanson, listened – Berner’s lawyer, David Tarnow, told judges that his client was effectively detained at the collision scene when she was left in a locked police car for about 30 minutes; that Berner wasn’t advised of her charter rights before she was questioned in that car; and that the officer didn’t have reasonable suspicion before administering a road-side breath test, in which Berner blew a ‘fail.’ Tarnow asked the judges to find that a statement Berner made to the officer while in the

car about having consumed two glasses of wine more than three hours earlier “should have been ruled inadmissible.� “Even if you’re not with me on that, I submit the reasonable suspicion test has not been met,� he said. “It is my respectful submission that (the officer) was on a fishing expedition and could not have had a reasonable suspicion the appellant still had alcohol in her body.� Madam Justice Catherine Ryan told Tarnow she and Justices Kathryn Neilson and Elizabeth Bennett, on that issue, have to “see if somebody admits to drinking that afternoon and being involved in a horrific  see page 4


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news Vancouver police officer takes aim at Mounties’ procedure

RCMP actions under fire flow of money she was getting from PickBlack Press ton. He also said Ellingsen, who sometimes RCMP officers made critical errors in their brought prostitutes to the farm, should have investigation of serial killer Robert Pickton been counted as a possible accomplice with that likely delayed his arrest until 2002 and more reason to lie. let him continue murdering sex-trade workPickton was convicted partly on the ers, the Missing Women Inquiry heard last strength of Ellingsen’s eventual testimony week. against him. Vancouver Police Department Deputy Much of the RCMP’s involvement in the Chief Doug LePard, testifying Wednesday case came after Pickton tried to murder on the findings of his review of a prostitute who escaped from the the Pickton case for the VPD, said farm in early 1997 – charges that Mounties wanted to interview Pickwere dropped in 1998. ton in the fall of 1999 about the Another error LePard listed was vanishing women but inexplicathe RCMP’s failure to quickly test bly agreed to delay the interrogathe boots and clothing seized from tion when the pig farmer’s brother, him after the bloody 1997 attack for Dave, urged police to wait “until the matches to missing women. Those rainy season.” items stayed in an evidence locker When the interrogation happened until 2004, when tests on them finally in January 2000, LePard said it found DNA of murder victims Cara Doug LePard seemed ill-planned. VPD deputy chief Ellis and Andrea Borhaven. The RCMP didn’t tell the VPD The RCMP and VPD in 2001 they planned to question Pickton or formed a joint task force to investishare the results, he said, something gate the missing women cases. he didn’t understand since Pickton Pickton kept killing until his arrest was on a police short list of three in early 2002, when a rookie RCMP men considered violent to prostiofficer got a warrant to search for tutes who might be the serial killer illegal guns on the farm and found stalking them. ID of missing women. “It was an investigation that was The VPD’s earlier role in the obviously of great interest to the missing-women investigation came VPD,” LePard said. under fire at the start of LePard’s Pickton offered at the same time Robert Pickton testimony. He told the inquiry the to let Mounties search his farm but serial murderer VPD left the pursuit of Pickton to they declined. the RCMP because the farm was in Police had by then already heard from the Mounties’ jurisdiction. multiple informants that Pickton could be LePard also testified about the VPD’s decikilling prostitutes at his Port Coquitlam pig sion September of 1998 to abort the planned farm and that he had easy ways to dispose release of a public warning that a serial killer of bodies. may have been active in the Downtown Some tipsters told them Pickton associate Eastside. Lynn Ellingsen witnessed him butchering a LePard was asked if a turf war within the woman in his barn one night in 1999. When force blocked the release of that information RCMP officers interviewed Ellingsen, she and undermined the work of VPD geodenied seeing anything. graphic profiler Kim Rossmo. But LePard told the inquiry he believed the He responded that VPD Insp. Fred BiddleMounties were too quick to believe Ellingsen combe rejected Rossmo’s serial-killer theory rather than the informants, arguing she had because he honestly did not believe it, not logical motives to lie – notably the steady out of “evil or malevolence.” Jeff Nagel

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news SCC opposes province-wide BC Hydro wireless monitoring devices

Surrey candidate seeks smart-meter ban Alex Browne Staff Reporter

Surrey Civic Coalition councillor candidate Gary Robinson has come out swinging against B.C. Hydro’s smart-meter program. He vows that, if elected on Nov. 19, he will introduce a bylaw to “prohibit installation of the so-called smart meters in Surrey” – citing health and privacy concerns and a general public antipathy to the meters that he has heard while campaigning. But Mayor Dianne Watts said she and fellow Surrey First candidates are taking no position on smart meters until all sides of

the issue are heard in public forum. “It’s important on an issue this significant to do due diligence,” she said, adding that council has approved delegations over the next few weeks from both smart meter opponents and BC Hydro representatives. “It’s inappropriate to make such an important issue part of the election.” While advocates of BC Hydro’s installation of smart meters claim they provide more efficient monitoring and management of energy use – well within accepted safety standards for transmitted wireless signals – opponents claim smart meters contribute to migraine

headaches, nausea, sleep disorders, heart palpitation and a range of other ailments associated with microwave radiation. Robinson charges that rate increases in other jurisdictions have shown the smartmeter program is foremost a “cash grab” in which rates are increased for peak periods of use, whenever they occur. Health concerns have already figured in decisions in Australia and parts of California to abandon smart meters, he said. As a means of managing energy use, he said, smart meters have “been shown to fail everywhere they have been adopted.”

“I’ve talked to my colleagues on the SCC slate and they support me on this,” he said. “It’s one place Surrey can show some leadership. People on city council are too busy giving themselves awards to address an issue of concern to its citizens.” But Watts said she has a “significant” concern about reported Hydro policy that if people choose not to have smart meters installed, they will be without power. “That’s why we’ve invited BC Hydro to come forward and lay out their program,” she said. “We want all the facts presented, and an opportunity to hear the community.”

Guilty plea in fatal crash Sheila Reynolds Black Press

A teen driver charged in connection with a crash that killed another Surrey teenager, Sanjeeve Sharma, pleaded guilty in court Monday morning. The driver, who was 16 at the time of the offence and cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was charged with dangerous driving causing death Clean-cut and wearing a dark suit, the now-18-year-old stared straight ahead as his lawyer, Russ Chamberlain, entered the plea in Surrey Provincial Court. Sharma, 15, died in June 2009 when the car he was in slammed into an SUV near 128 Street and 82 Avenue in Newton. Initial police reports indicated speed and alcohol were factors. Several of Sharma’s family members – wearing T-shirts reading “Glory is Forever” and “Only the Good Die Young” – heard the plea. Though pleased they don’t have to endure a trial, Sharma’s father isn’t convinced the guilty plea means the driver has taken responsibility. “It’s legal advice,” said Sanjay Sharma. “It’s not him.”

Giving chase

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Isaiah Edwards of the White Rock-South Surrey Titans breaks away from North Surrey Lions’ Colby Walker and Colin Dolynski for a touchdown during an atom football playoff game for eight- and nine-year-olds at Bear Creek Park on Sunday. The Lions won the game 14-8.

Carpooling rewarded at South Surrey Park & Ride

Move to curb illegal parking frustrates at bus loop Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

An effort to reduce congestion and illegal parking at the South Surrey Park & Ride has led to the introduction of 13 stalls designated for those who carpool. But while TransLink officials say the move is hoped to encourage more people to share their ride – and avoid the need to tow vehicles being parked illegally – at least one woman says it will do little to ease the problem at the well-used facility. “Give me a break,” said Tina Hartnell, a South Surrey resident whose 20-year-old daughter takes transit to Langara College. “You’re assuming that these people are all on the same schedule.” Hartnell’s daughter was among commuters who returned to the lot last month to find a notice on their vehicle warning they could be towed in the future if found parked illegally. The curbs have since been painted yellow, and warning signs have been installed, Hartnell said this week. TransLink spokesman Drew Snider told Peace Arch News the initial warnings were

issued when it was recognized the problem was growing. He said TransLink’s customer service has been fielding five to 10 complaints per month regarding problem parking at the lot, including some calls from people who have returned to find their vehicle boxed in. Other illegally parked commuters have actually affected bus operations, he said. “We’re not about to start towing people, but we have to look at practical solutions to what has become a dangerous… inconvenient situation,” Snider said. The South Surrey Park & Ride, located near the King George Boulevard exits to and from Highway 99, has 481 parking stalls. In recent weeks, commuters arriving to find the lot full have taken to parking along the curbs and even the exit lane that leads towards the King George. Snider said a customer survey – determining 91 per cent of those who use the parkand-ride are driving to and from the lot alone – made further efforts to encourage carpooling a logical step. While Hartnell suggested the lot be

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Cars line the curb at South Surrey bus stop. expanded, Snider said that option is not financially viable at this time. He confirmed, however, that negotiations “to develop a longer-term solution” are underway, and include the City of Surrey. A Nov. 3 email to Hartnell from Surrey’s rapid transit and strategic projects manager, Paul Lee, confirms that city staff have been advised of a future plan to double the lot’s current stalls. Lee also confirms the necessary funding – millions of dollars – has not been included in TransLink’s latest financial plan. Snider is optimistic the carpooling program will help.

“If you can get more people into each car, it would stand to reason it frees up more spaces,” Snider said. “It’s not going to be the be-all and end-all.” Those interested in taking advantage of the new system may apply online (www. for a carpool pass to reserve one of the stalls. The spots are available to those with a valid pass who arrive with at least two people in the registered vehicle. If there is more demand than the stalls can accommodate, priority will be given vehicles with the most riders. A similar program offering 27 stalls for carpoolers is in place at the Scott Road SkyTrain Park & Ride. Snider said TransLink’s ‘Carpool Hero’ program, which is offering opportunities to win fuel, parking passes and ferry passes, is further incentive for commuters to get onboard. He acknowledged there is no guarantee that the program will take off as hoped. “It’s always a gamble. How well did we predict how successful the park-and-ride’s going to be? Almost 500 spaces – we figured that was going to be enough.”

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Advertising may explain busy polls  from page 1 It is the third best percentage in the city’s history. In 1980, four per cent of registered voters showed up to the early polls. All of this could be a harbinger of what is to come on election day, Nov. 19. In 2005, 35.4 per cent of registered voters came out to cast their ballots on election day. If this year’s turnout passes that, it will

be the greatest showing in more than 20 years (37.95 per cent of voters participated in 1990). Several factors could be at play to explain the high turnout at advance polls, including an effective advertising campaign by the city letting people know of the early voting, along with a dynamic competition for mayor, council and school board.

It also indicates there’s effective get-out-the-vote machines in two party camps, both in Surrey First and the Surrey Civic Coalition. In White Rock, with one day left of three advance-voting opportunities, 329 voters have taken part. The last chance to vote in advance is today (Wednesday), until 8 p.m. at White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Ave.

Appeal court asked to acquit or retry  from page 1 Outside court, Laurel Midde- officer had placed Berner in the accident, if that amounts to rea- laer – a principal at Southridge back of her patrol car so that she sonable suspicion.” School in South Surrey – told could help Middelaer find her “That is the question,” Ryan reporters that it would be “an eight-year-old son, who she had said. “Your argument is – has to ironic twist of fate” if Berner won lost track of at the scene. be – is that enough to suspect her appeal on the grounds she Tarnow asked the court to acquit that she might be impaired?” Berner or call for a new trial. wasn’t properly detained. Tarnow also submitted that the A judgment date was not set. Alexa’s mother recalled how the destruction of Berner’s vehicle before she was charged left defence at White Rock Beach counsel without a crucial • Thurs., Nov. 17 • Fri., Nov. 18 piece of evidence. • Tues., Nov. 15 • Wed., Nov. 16 In addressing the deten- TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. TIME Ht./m Ht./ft. tion issue, Crown John 3.6 03:32 1.4 4.6 3.0 02:39 1.1 2.3 01:51 0.9 Gordon said it must be 01:08 0.7 09:45 4.3 14.1 10:29 4.3 14.1 11:13 4.2 13.8 09:02 4.3 14.1 reviewed with regard “to 8.9 18:12 2.4 7.9 9.8 17:12 2.7 14:53 3.1 10.2 16:02 3.0 the entire interaction.” 20:49 2.9 9.5 22:35 2.8 9.2 19:21 3.1 10.2 Gordon stressed the 18:16 3.3 10.8 trial judge accepted the officer’s testimony that THIS • Thrifty Foods* • A&W* • White Rock South Surrey Real Estate Advisor* • UNICEF* Berner appeared agree• Lowes Home Improvement* • Mark's Work Wearhouse* • Carters*• Peoples Drug Mart* • Rona* able to being in the car. TUES. • Home Depot* • Save On Foods* It was done, the officer FLYERS MORE FLYERS ONLINE Ê said, to keep her safe and IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE ABOVE FLYERS, PLEASE CALL DISTRIBUTION DEPARTMENT AT 604-542-7430 * Not distributed in all areas. comfortable at a chaotic scene, Gordon said. “Yes, the door locks – that is the function of doors in the rear seat of a police vehicle,” he said. Gordon agreed that while attention was focused on Berner – “how could it not be?” – there was no focused investigation: she was not searched, her car was not searched and only general questions were asked. The officer’s questions to Berner about alcohol consumption were part of an accepted prescreening process, Gordon said. They wouldn’t be getting called to task if they had been asked during a routine roadside stop, he noted. Gordon described the issue of the destroyed car as one that had minimal impact on the trial. The car had been independently inspected and defence counsel was provided all of the test Book a consultation to discuss results, he said. A separate inspection your goals and your procedure. by defence is “not going to get the defence anywhere,” he added. Dr. Harvey Strecker, MD, FRCSC Gordon noted there is no question that Berner Board Certified: American Board of Facial is guilty of dangerous Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College driving. The trial judge of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada reasonably concluded her (Otolaryngology) judgment and reactions that day were defective or poor, he said. 212-1676 Martin Drive “She didn’t even attempt to slow the vehicle down until it was far, far, far too late,” he said.




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news White Rock council hopefuls have say at last all-candidates meeting

Homelessness discussed Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

About 150 people turned out for their last opportunity to hear from White Rock’s political hopefuls en masse. Sponsored by First United Church, Peninsula Homeless to Housing Round Table and South Fraser Women’s Services Society, the Nov. 9 meeting put three questions to candidates, on Tracy Holmes photo issues of affordable housing, food White Rock council candidates speak at First United Church. security and living wage. Asked about the Affordable should focus on minimum wage; programs such as Regina’s Chili Housing Strategy and how they and Campbell noted he supports for Children and those that feed would enhance it to ensure a living wage in his own business. breakfast to homeless people are the needs of the city’s lowestThe final question, which doable in White Rock. income citizens are met, mayoral focused on food security, drew Hutchinson suggested a candidates Larry Anschell and suggestions from Anschell “sharing-shelf ” concept, whereby Wayne Baldwin both expressed of creating a food co-op and those who have can share with disappointment that it is still using road ends and the like for those in need; Wood pointed just a draft document; mayoral community gardens. Baldwin to a need to better use the city’s candidate Lynne Sinclair, – an suggested adding greenhouses wasted space, such as flat roofs incumbent councillor – cited to the mix; Sinclair stressed the and vacant lots. pride in the report and said the importance of teaching children Bruce McWilliam suggested first step to enhancing the plan is about food sustainability. encouraging social conscience to put it in place. Belec said education is the among those in corporate Council candidates’ suggestions solution; Meyer said priority for settings, and for the city to forego for improvement ranged from community-garden use should go Christmas parties. using permissive tax exemptions to those without yards. Chesney Incumbent Mary-Wade to redeploy resources (Brad said a food-bank farm, like one Anderson did not attend, as she Forster) and putting city staff in Surrey, “makes perfect sense.” had meetings for city business. on the street to identify those Campbell said supporting the She said Thursday she was “quite who are challenged (Steven food bank makes better sense. bereft” at not being able to get Hughes), to boosting discussion Annable agreed, noting the food there, and further upset that of the issue (Dave Chesney bank can buy $3 worth of food attendees did not pass on her and incumbent Helen Fathers), with every $1 donated. apologies for her absence. moving on the strategies outlined Larry Robinson suggested Election day is Nov. 19. (incumbent Grant Meyer) and venturing outside of the Official Community Plan (Louise Hutchinson). Incumbent Al Campbell, noting the strategy will be enacted next year, said the city is already moving to improve the situation. Candidates were then asked if they would commit to adopting a living-wage policy for city staff and contractors. Sinclair said she would not support such a policy, but as a councillor had “championed” an increase to minimum wage; Anschell said the policy should be “more clearly defined”; and Baldwin noted New Westminster already has the policy. Barry Belec and Meyer supported adopting a living-wage policy; Forster and Cliff Annable The Peninsula is inspired by South Pacific tropical resorts, and is opposed the move; and sure to make you feel like you’re on vacation every day. Hughes described it Whether you’re looking for independent or assisted living, The as “a valid principle” Peninsula offers you both options along with unmatched that relies on the three affordability and flexibility. All located within walking distance levels of government to the many boutiques and shops that White Rock has to offer. working together. Fathers questioned how smallFree Valet Parking. business owners would pay such a wage – $18Call 604-635-1779 or visit plus an hour – and how the city would enforce it. Chesney endorsed the policy in principle, but would not commit to bringing it in, citing a problem with politicians Retirement That Lives Like a Resort. who make promises they can’t keep. Wood All-inclusive from $2,500. questioned the cost; 2088 152nd Street, White Rock Hutchinson said concern

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Candidates have days left to prove worthy ore and more, elections – at all levels of government – are becoming contentious, as candidates throw dirt at each other in an attempt to curry favour with voters. But mud-slinging aside, elections are, at their core, a great opportunity to explore fresh ideas about the way we’re going to move forward over the next few years. And as civic campaigns move into the final week – voters go to the polls Saturday, Nov. 19 – and as voters listen to the candidates, they should keep a few questions in mind: Do candidates truly understand the issues of the community? Do challengers have ideas to follow criticism? Are these ideas affordable? What are the consequences of the change being promoted? The first one seems obvious. Except that in every election – federal, provincial and municipal – there are candidates who run on a single issue, although the jobs of elected officials involve myriad tasks and problems. So here’s a suggestion for candidates: Don’t just tell us what you’re against. Tell us what you are also for, and how you’re going to achieve it. Tell us what it’s going to cost and how it will be paid for. In other words, do your homework. And if you haven’t done so already, the clock is ticking. Do candidates also understand the limits of the office they’re seeking? Municipal governments and school boards are creatures of provincial legislation. Their powers are clearly defined. And although those powers continue to evolve, they remain limited. Vision and ideals are important, but they need to be grounded in reality. Which brings us to the third question: Are they practical? Candidates could promise to cut our tax burden in half, hire twice the number of police officers and firefighters, or cut the budgets of other departments. But they need to demonstrate the implications of these suggestions. A freeze on spending may mean reduced services (or the need for alternative sources of revenue) because of factors like inflation. Being a politician may appear easy – until you become one.



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on the subject. At the convention, I he red-headed stepchild of asked NDP MLA Carole James about democracy is shivering on the this. A veteran of local government, doorstep again. Most won’t open she observed that it would be the door. Local government elections awkward for local politicians to Tom Fletcher are always overshadowed by go back to their communities and campaign against louder events, and this year accountability. is no different. The “occupy” nonsense, the teachers’ strike, There is much that is the precarious economy and the not discussed and it goes beyond technical details like media’s fixation on them are part performance auditing. How of the problem. about amalgamation in places But let’s face it. Public indifference to local government where there are clearly too has left it mainly to self-serving many municipal boundaries, policing is fragmented and politicians and special interest groups. Community newspapers administration is duplicated? You won’t hear much about that, soldier on through the three years between elections to unless more voters insist on it. highlight issues and choices, but few Business groups and community newspapers raise it, and it fades away. people join the debate. The recent Union of B.C. Municipalities Not enough people care. Few challengers and even fewer convention demonstrated this. Local politicians love to tell senior governments incumbent politicians signed the taxpayers’ pledge offered up by the what to do. They’d much rather debate Canadian Federation of Independent smart meters or bad old Ottawa’s Business. It’s a modest proposal to match RCMP costs than talk about their own performance. spending growth with real growth. Most of the mayors and councillors on Candidates don’t want to talk about the fact that B.C. municipal spending, hand were unhappy with the province’s adjusted for inflation, is now growing plan to appoint a municipal auditoralmost four times as fast as population general to examine the efficiency of municipal spending. Just another layer of growth. Pay and benefits for municipal bureaucracy, according to these experts employees grow much faster than private

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So far this week you’ve said… yes 46% no 54% 75 responding sector rates. Not enough people care. The Canadian Union of Public Employees is campaigning against contracted private development of water utilities. They prefer their high-cost monopoly. And outside their special interest support, not enough people care. School board elections have become even more of an insider activity. To take one example, a school trustee candidate forum in Abbotsford last week started with a protest march by 18 teachers. They carried their message inside, demanding smaller classes, more specialneeds support – familiar demands in their relationship with the provincewide bargaining agent. Of course, school trustees have no actual authority over these huge and costly issues. The province took away school board taxing authority long ago, because the teacher and support staff unions have the money and voting numbers to control low-turnout local elections. Now the unions have to settle for vetting candidates according to their willingness to lobby the B.C. government on behalf of unions. There are still things you can do to compare candidates, and it doesn’t take long to sort through a dozen or two hopefuls. Please, check this paper’s website for recent surveys and stories on the local candidates, and take some time on Saturday to back the people who you think have the best experience and understanding of the community’s needs. Occupy the voting booth. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press 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 oversee the the mediation mediation of of complaints, complaints, with with input input from from both both the the newspaper newspaper and and the the complaint complaint holder. holder. If If talking talking with with the the editor editor or or publisher publisher does does not not resolve resolve your your complaint complaint about about coverage coverage or or story story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your Your written written concern, concern, with with documentation, documentation, should should be be sent sent within within 45 45 days days to to B.C. B.C. Press Press Council, Council, 201 201 Selby Selby street, street, Nanaimo, Nanaimo, B.C., B.C., V9R-2R2. V9R-2R2. For For information, information, phone phone 888-687-2213 888-687-2213 or or go go to to www. www.

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Not going to take it anymore Editor: Re: ‘Occupy’ movement is just another squat, Nov. 8. Yes, I do agree with columnist Tom Fletcher that we have numerous social problems in our society with the haves and havenots, but he appears to be out of touch with the overall goals of the ‘occupy’ movement. People are demonstrating throughout the world against those they feel helped to widen the gap between the most wealthy and the rest of us. They blame the banks, corporations, government and media as the most powerful players leading to this shift over the last 30 years. The message is loud and clear. We are not going to take it anymore. Pat Lyonsramsay, White Rock

The power to be prepared Editor: There are those who claim BC Hydro doesn’t need the electricity it is purchasing from independent power producers. Well, I beg to differ. BC Hydro clearly isn’t able produce enough electricity now from the aging dams it owns, let alone 10 years from now when demand will be even greater. The time to prepare ourselves for the electricity demands of tomorrow is today. By developing the province’s renewable-energy resources today, we would be preparing ourselves for the future and creating good jobs. By importing electricity from the U.S. and Alberta to meet growing demand in B.C. – as BC Hydro appears to be planning to do – we would essentially be exporting jobs we could be creating here in B.C. Let’s tap our renewable-energy resources, keep good jobs here in B.C. and be ready for the future. Charles Davis, White Rock

speed – is tolerated, why in the world is the speed limit 30 km/h? Many times, I have been tempted ask an officer just how fast a driver has to be going before they make a move. Evans is also dead-on about the early-morning commute, as well. I live on Marine Drive, and 60-80 km/h or more is the norm, not the exception. Never have I seen a police vehicle out there between 7 and 8 a.m. Rainy days, same deal, since everyone knows that there won’t be police presence in the pouring rain. The other big problem is drivers failing to stop for pedestrians at the crosswalks. I don’t know how many times I’ve tried to cross at Marine and Kent, and the amount of drivers oblivious to what is going on around them is astounding. Again, part of that problem is due to speeding. The other is still drivers with cellphones glued to their ears. I’ve asked time and again why we cannot have some stop signs along Marine to slow things down. The sign coming into White Rock from the east is not effective. Firstly, the sign does not flash the speed limit on a continuous basis. Vehicles have to get quite close to it before it reacts. Secondly, even when some drivers see it and actually do slow down, it doesn’t take long before they pick up speed again. Even though east-side and west-side residents pay the same property taxes, because the east end is dual jurisdiction, we seem to be in limbo, while White Rock and Surrey figure out what to do. The west end received remedies to the speeding problem there. Now it’s time to get the east end

remedied before someone gets hit by some idiot going 80 km/h in a 30 km/h, knowing that the chances of getting caught are slim to none. Sharon Hollas, White Rock

No incentive to stop thieves Editor: Re: They don’t care that it hurts us, Nov. 3 letters. This letter brought it all back for me. It happened to me a few months ago, and I was so tempted to write about it but somehow I just let it go, because I realized that it was my own fault – I let my guard down. But, darn it, why should people have to guard everything they have all the time for fear of being robbed? We were parked at Crescent Park while we took our grandson for a walk. I am a very conscientious person and make it a point not to leave my purse in my car. That day, however, I made a bad decision and I decided to hide it in the back underneath a jacket. As it turns out, I was told later that thieves are actually lurking in the bushes watching for this. We were on our way back to the car and not too far away, when we heard the smashing glass and the car alarm go off. We were about a minute late; the thieves had grabbed the bag and sped off in an older vehicle that was difficult to identify. A polite cop came and took the details. But, as he said, “it happens all the time, every day,” and there is not much they can do about it.

I only had about $20 in the purse. I was sorry to lose my cellphone though. I was particularly sad to have lost a special and expensive handbag that had recently been given to me as a gift. That can’t be replaced and, for all I know, it is lying in some bushes somewhere after it was thrown from the car. The worst of it, though, is the time it takes to phone up all the card companies, including credit, banking, driver’s licence, etc. It is so time consuming, costly and downright annoying. Personally, I think the law doesn’t really want to do anything about it. Think: it is a “make-work project” for the auto-glass companies and ICBC; it keeps the credit-card company busy printing up new cards and doing the paperwork, and as insurance companies won’t pay for the losses, people still have to go out and buy new cellphones, computers, etc. so it’s all good for the economy. D. Barros, White Rock

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…everyone knows that there won’t be police presence in the pouring rain.a Sharon Hollas

City staff to the rescue Editor: On Oct. 25, a cold, wet and windy morning, I had the misfortune to lose my wallet. Less than one hour later, my wallet was returned to me by two City of White Rock employees. I am truly grateful to these two gentlemen. We are fortunate to have them as members of our community who care for residents so well. M. McLeod, White Rock

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Enforcement iffy at best Editor: Re: Perspective from a visitor, Nov. 1 letters. Thank you to letter-writer Charles Evans, for taking the time – as a visitor – to complain about the speeding along Marine Drive. Maybe powers that be might finally listen to something a visitor says, as opposed to a whiny resident. I, along with many others, have been complaining about this issue for a long time. The speeding continues, and the enforcement is still iffy at best. Part of the problem, as I see it, is that it seems even when there is police presence, the tolerated speed seems to be more than 50 km/h before anything is done. If 50 km/h – which is almost double the posted

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Pedestrians need more tools than just audible signals to cross the street safely, writes Suzanne Gerard.

We could use a few extra tweets Editor: Someone at city hall decided a crosswalk that tweets makes an excellent ‘Walk’ signal, but they added a challenge to go with it. See if you can make it across the street before the light changes. If not successful, said tweeting turns into an ambulance siren. Me running is not going to happen. Ten years ago, maybe… I have managed to make it three-quarters of the way – once; usually it’s half way. Today, a driver, wanting to turn, slowly crept up to and over the white line, apparently thinking the turn signal blinking on the car was not sufficient incentive for me to move faster, so an implied threat was called for. We now have a stand-off – me staring down the driver

while aiming for the curb and the driver intent on my progress, inching forward. The prize was in sight. I raised my foot to plant it on the curb but cringed in mid-step when the sound of squealing tires announced the car was fish-tailing through the crosswalk behind me narrowly missing my tail feathers. I’m thinkin’ we could use a few extra tweets. I suppose I could carry a placard reminding drivers that pedestrians have the right of way. Another option – and one I personally favour – is perhaps invest in one of those tire shredders the police throw across the road to stop the bad guys and just drag it behind me while attempting to cross our streets. Suzanne Gerard, White Rock


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Surrey prisoner says he’s ‘anxious to live a better life’ Staff Reporter

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Cook told police the shotgun was his, Pike noted. Gordon took the fact it was not being used for anything nefarious at the time of arrest into account in sentencing. “The gun seemed to be safely out of sight… only brought to police attention not for something you did,” she told Cook. In addition to the further 22 months incarceration, Gordon ordered Cook to submit a DNA sample and prohibited him from owning or possessing any weapons “for the rest of your life.” It is an order he’s been given before, Pike noted in his submissions.

A Surrey man who got clean, finished high school and earned a bachelor’s degree in business management while behind bars will spend another 22 months in jail before he gets the chance to prove to the public that he’s changed for the better. And Jason Vincent Cook knows his odds of continuing on a positive path are better if he serves his time in a provincial facility. Federal prison is where he became addicted to drugs, Cook told Judge Ellen Gordon during his recent sentencing hearing in Surrey Provincial Court. The Nov. 1 hearing followed guilty pleas on charges of possession of a loaded, prohibited fireSAVE arm and possession of a firearm while prohibited. UP TO A U T H E N T I C I TA L I A N The brief statement R x E x S x T x A x U x R x A x N x T for $14 affirmed comments by Plenty (Not including Lasagna & Cannelloni) Cook’s lawyer, Ondine Not valid on Saturdays of FREE Snowdon, who outlined Parking Your choice of sauce including: for the court her client’s Vongole, Pesto, Prawns, Scallops, Shrimps, efforts to turn his life Bolognese, Alfredo, Sausage and many more. around. To avoid confusion at billing, coupon MUST be presented before The Edmonton-born ordering - 1 coupon per couple and limited to a max. of 3 coupons per table. Cannot be used with any other promotion. No separate bills. 31-year-old has been Expires Thursday, December 1, 2011 clean from cocaine since 2006, Snowdon said. In 15791 Marine Drive • 531-6261 Closed Mondays. Open Tues.-Sun. from 5 pm addition to efforts to furVISIT OUR WEBSITE: ther his education, Cook has reconnected with his mother while serving time for the past two months in a Vancouver Island facility. He has also been assured a job upon his release, she said. He is “anxious to get out and live a better life,” she said. Snowdon noted her client has struggled with addiction since he was 15 years old – a condition Gordon acknowledged has factored into much of Cook’s criminal history. Crown Crichton Pike noted that history includes a 2006 incident in which an individual who intervened in an altercation between Cook and another person ended up with his throat slashed. Cook dropped a homemade pipe bomb at that scene, Pike added. Online court records note Cook’s record also includes possession of stolen property and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle in August 2004. Cook was last arrested the afternoon of March 29, 2010, after police found a loaded sawed-off shotgun in a Dodge Durango that had mechanical difficulties near the Langley/Abbotsford border. The incident began “somewhat innocuously,” Pike told Gordon. Pike explained that an Call me @ 778 823 3991 RCMP officer who happened to stop by the scene discovered the female

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Panghali appealing murder conviction child. Her husband wasn’t charged with second-degree murder until five Mukhtiar Panghali, who earlier this months later. year was found guilty of murdering his In convicting Panghali in early Febpregnant wife and burning her body, is ruary, Supreme Court Justice Heather appealing his conviction. Holmes said while the eviPanghali, a former Surrey dence against him was cirhigh school teacher, was concumstantial, it was very powvicted of second-degree murerful. der in the violent 2006 death During the trial, evidence of his pregnant wife Manjit included video footage of Panghali, a 31-year-old elePanghali purchasing a lighter mentary school teacher. and newspaper at a local gas Mukhtiar’s conviction carstation the night of Manried a life sentence with no jit’s disappearance, and cellpossibility of parole for 15 Mukhtiar Panghali phone records that showed years. Mukhtiar was using Manjit’s However, he has now made phone for months after her an application to the B.C. death, despite the fact she Court of Appeal to throw out took it to her yoga class the his conviction. Manjit’s family night she died. That showed says they expected the appeal. Manjit had returned home “Some people would have after her class that evening felt guilty,� said Manjit’s sisand that Mukhtiar was the ter Jasmine Bhambra. “But we last person to see her, said know that’s not who he is. the justice in delivering her There is no remorse coming Manjit Panghali ruling early this year. Holmes from him.� also denied that the charge Mukhtiar Panghali did not be downgraded from secondreport his wife missing until 26 hours degree murder to manslaughter. after her disappearance on Oct. 18, Bhambra is confident Panghali’s 2006 and shortly after, held a tearful murder conviction will stand. press conference with police where he “He’s just spinning his wheels. This pleaded for Manjit’s return. is something anyone in that position Her burned body was discovered would do. There is no basis for the on a South Delta shoreline next to a appeal.� truck route a few days later. She was A court date to hear the appeal has four months pregnant with her second yet to be set. Sheila Reynolds

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Man stabbed over ice cream LOUISE HUTCHINSON An altercation at a South Surrey motel in September that ended with one man stabbed was apparently fueled by a dispute over ice cream. Peace Arch News reported at the time that police attended the 926 160 St. Cedar Lane Motel around 6 p.m. Sept. 19, after a 48-yearold man called to report he had been stabbed by his friend. The pair had known each other for about 40 years and had been living at the hotel when the incident occurred, police said. According to a search warrant filed in Surrey Provincial Court, the altercation began after one man asked another if he could have some ice cream and was told no. A third man, in the living room of the motel unit, told police he heard a bang around 6 p.m., followed by arguing between the two other men, the documents state. When the victim

reported his injuries, he said he was “bleeding heavily,� and when police arrived, they arrested at gunpoint “an overweight male wearing a grey, dirty shirt with black pants,� the search warrant notes. Airlifted to Royal Columbian Hospital from the sports field at Earl Marriott Secondary, the victim later told police his friend had taken the ice cream in question into a bedroom; the victim followed, kicked open the door and an altercation ensued, the documents state. The victim suffered a two-inch deep stab wound to his right shoulder blade. The search warrant was requested in an effort to recover a blackhandled folding knife with a six-inch blade from the scene. Police were also looking for a blue-handled, 28-ounce ‘Eastwing’ hammer. According to an online court database, Darren Grant Duttenhoffer,

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Group offers friendship to those who’ve lost a child

Giving parents a place to heal they hold a teddy bear – and share their stories. If it’s too early for them in the ears ago, in what now seems like a grief process, they can just sit and listen. different lifetime, Tara Lynn Wall There are no counsellors and no tried to socialize with a girlfriend religious leanings, although some whose child had died. meetings across the country do take place It was uncomfortable, she recalls, as she in churches. didn’t know what to say or do – or how to In South Surrey, the meetings take behave – to make her friend feel better. place at a funeral home because the Today, Wall understands. founders found it convenient After her nine-day-old daughter and available. Cora Beth passed away last April, “I felt that being that there are her friends’ behaviour changed so many times I’ve been asked around her, too. if we have anything like this to There were the platitudes and offer, I thought the funeral home clichés. (location) wasn’t the stumbling “She’s in a better place” was said block as The Compassionate all too often – the words were Friends might think it is,” says pointless, even frustrating. group co-founder Colleen Bujak, “Instead of asking me what I a funeral consultant at Victory Colleen Bujak needed, they avoided the topic or Memorial Park Funeral Centre, tried to always be happy around where meetings take place. “We me.” had nobody not wanting to come She felt she had to gently because it’s a funeral home.” guide them on how to conduct Bujak says the sense of kinship themselves without being selfand belonging helps with the conscious. grieving and recovery process, It seemed no one understood which varies from person to the grief from the loss of a child person. There’s also a release of – at least when compared to the pressure at home, she explains. loss of a parent or friend. “I had one of the parents tell Jayne Pattison “Before it happened to me, I me that she felt she wasn’t even Compassionate had no idea,” says the 29-year-old allowed to bring the child’s name Friends South Surrey resident, holding up because it upset everybody. her playful daughter Ayla, 2. She said ‘I want to talk about it What she needed was someone to talk but nobody wants to talk about it.’” to – someone who understood what it In the first two meetings, the tragedies was really like. came out in the open: cancer, violence, Months later, with help from people drugs, car accidents, suicides… at the White Rock Hospice Society and “It’s so different with so many people a local funeral home, Wall became a and so many different stories,” Wall co-founder of the South Surrey chapter of recounts. The Compassionate Friends (TCF), a selfOne described her son’s death at the help support organization with a mission end of a 13-month stay in hospital, to assist bereaved families with the loss of hooked up to machines. a child – from any cause, and at any age. For Wall, Cora Beth’s death came Indeed, in the first two meetings, unexpectedly due to a heart defect. seniors in their 70s came to talk about the Her two-year-old was also sick after loss of their adult children. birth, and doctors told Wall that Ayla TCF is not a therapy group. Rather, wouldn’t survive. While Ayla is doing visitors to the healing circles are given a better, Wall wasn’t told Cora Beth was chance to speak – uninterrupted while  see page 12

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The federal minister of state for seniors will be in White Rock at the end of the month to speak on issues affecting seniors in Canada. Alice Wong – MP for Richmond – will address a six-point action plan on elder abuse, presented to her by Jack Mar, the White Rock chapter chair of the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP), at the Elk’s Hall, 1469 George St., on Nov. 25. The six points – which were also presented to federal minister of justice Rob Nicholson earlier this year – include specialized investigating support for existing criminal offences and increased sentencing for elder abuse, mod-

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White Rock school trustee Laurea McNally has served School District 36 for over 25 years. She is currently chair person of the Surrey School Board. She has been recognized by the province for her outstanding contributions to education and she is a recipient of the Community Achievement Award. “Lynne has taken a keen interest in issues affecting young people and our schools. Attending every single City Council and School Board liaison meeting, she has supported the development of the Joint Use Agreement between the two bodies, been a strong proponent of the Community School Partnership, championed Early Learning initiatives, and advocated for a new Secondary School on the Peninsula to relieve the overcrowding at Earl Marriott Secondary. Her support has been unwavering and she truly supports families and their children.”

David Webb has served as a White Rock councillor for several terms. He headed the local ratepayers association for a number of years. He is currently president of Tourism White Rock and the White Rock Bread & Breakfast Association. “I have known Lynne and her family for over 30 years. During that time I have found Lynne to be an honest and caring individual who puts considerable thought into her decisions. In my experience she has shown competency, resourcefulness and conscientiousness when dealing with various issues. She has displayed these attributes during her term on City Council. I know Lynne will continue to be a good listener and most approachable as Mayor of White Rock.”

Vin Coyne served as a councillor in White Rock for 24 years and as a trustee of the Peace Arch Hospital for three decades. He is a past president of numerous community and sports groups. He is a Freeman of the City and a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for the community service. “Lynne Sinclair has proven a hardworking, informed and intelligent voice on city council. She has earned the opportunity to lead a strong council as mayor. Lynne listens, researches issues in depth and then takes decisive action in the best interests of the community which she has been part of all her life.”

Doug McLean served as a White Rock councillor from 1993 to 2011. He has been active in several community organizations, including White Rock Museum Society and Parents Advisory Committee at White Rock Elementary School. “Lynne is the right person for the job. She is very passionate about helping citizens and is dedicated to building liveable neighbourhoods and a strong economy. Lynne has a Àrm grasp on the issues and challenges that face the community.”


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lifestyles An evening with Santa A.J. McLellan Elementary will host an evening with Santa on Thursday, Dec. 1. The 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. event will feature a bake sale, kids games and activities, craft tables, a cake walk, concession, photos with Santa (bring your own camera), door prizes and more. Everyone is welcome. The school is located at 16545 61 Ave. Admission is $3 per person, or $10/family.

Strategies for divorce A family therapist studying the impact on children of how they learned about their parents’ divorce is inviting those who have

heartbreak/201110/the-momentlived or are living the experience to complete a questionnaire. you-learned-your-parents-divorce Vikki Stark hopes the study “will Chronic pain study serve to help kids in the future who are facing this A University of life-changing event.” B.C. research team is Adults who were seeking people aged children or teens 16 years and older when their parents got who have chronic divorced and those pain to take part in a who are currently National Chronic Pain children or teens of Needs Assessment divorce are invited to Survey. participate. The survey aims to To complete the questionnaire, produce a broader understanding visit of how chronic pain affects young ChildDivorceStudy adults, workers and seniors, For more information organizers say. on the study, visit http:// Chronic pain is described as pain that doesn’t go away after blog/schlepping-throughthree months. It impacts about

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one in four Canadians during their lifetime. According to a 2008-09 Canadian Community Health survey reported by Statistics Canada, one in 10 chronic pain sufferers are aged between 12 and 44 years; back problems and migraine headaches are the most common pain-related conditions. The study aims to “help researchers who are currently working with consumer health organizations create evidencebased resources that help people live well with chronic pain.” For information on how to participate, visit the Canadian Institute for the Relief of Pain and Disability website at www.cirpd. org or call 604 684-4148.

Parent invitation Parents as Partners: a Night about Street Drugs, is to be presented Thursday, Nov. 17 at Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary, 6151 180 St. The 7 p.m. presentation will feature substance abuse liaison Tracy Hardman, who will lead an interactive session exploring the effects of drugs, what they look like, the signs and symptoms and how they’re administered. A question-and-answer period will follow. Discussions and questions will provide support to the Surrey School District’s ongoing strategy to support students, families and communities.

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Digital culture A free public forum aimed at helping parents and kids navigate the digital culture is to take place tomorrow (Nov. 16) at Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Surrey campus. The forum, called Plugged In and Tuned Out, will include discussions on the benefits and hazards of technology in the context of child and adolescent development. The forum gets underway at 7 p.m. in the campus’ conference centre, 12666 72 Ave.

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If you know a resident of White Rock 12 years of age or older who meets some or all of the following criteria we’d like to hear from you! R Has contributed to making our community more accessible and inclusive R Has overcome a disability R Is a promising youth leader R Lives by the credo that anything is possible R Is committed to making a difference in the lives of others R Is a long-serving volunteer R Mirrors the values of determination, integrity, inspiration, team work and putting others above one’s self R Is an unsung hero whose quiet efforts have made a significant impact in the lives of others

Organizers of White Rock’s Christmas on the Peninsula Festival are inviting citizens to welcome the season with neighbours at a day-long soiree Nov. 26. Set to take place at the White Rock Community Centre I NOMINATE ______________________________________ and 10 uptown locations, highlights Nominated by (please print) __________________________ are to include a Christmas market, Your phone number _________________________________ crafts and Christmas entertainment, and the Phone number of nominee ___________________________ lighting of the White Rock Christmas tree in On a separate sheet of paper, please let us know why you Miramar Plaza. wish to nominate this person. Venues include Coffee With Attitude, Star of the Sea Hall, Laura’s Fashion Fabrics, Fellowship Baptist Church, First United Church, St. Drop off nomination forms at: 1) White Rock Library 2) Kent Street Activity John’s Presbyterian Centre 3) Centennial Park Leisure Centre 4) White Rock Community Centre Church, White Rock 5) White Rock Museum or 6) City Hall no later than Monday, November 21, 2011. Community Church, Nomination forms are also available online at World Serve thrift If you require more information, please call store, 4Cats Arts Studio Amy Baumann at 604.541.2252 and Coast Capital Playhouse. For more information, call 604-542-3776 or visit


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Travel award A cruise-specialty franchise with an office in South Surrey has won top marketing honours in the 2011 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards. The awards – which “honour the best in travel and salutes the outstanding travel professionals behind it all� – were announced Oct. 28. Cruise Holidays, located locally at 102-2429 152 St., received two Gold Magellan Awards: one for its website, www., and one in the Travel Agency Advertising/ Marketing Campaign category. The business won a Silver Magellan Award in the Direct Mail category, for its Compass magazine.

at the Tradex Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford (1190 Cornell St., next to the Abbotsford airport). La Bella Collectionz, Clock it To Ya and Flavour Design Studio will join vendors offering holiday gifts, food, personal services, decor ideas, festive seminars and culinary presentations all under one roof. Admission to the show is $9 at the gate; $7 if bought online. Youth tickets are $6; there is no charge for children 12 and younger. For info and tickets, visit www.westcoastchristmasshow. com

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Coun. Linda Hepner also supports a waste-to-energy option for North Surrey.

“At this point in time, my proposal would be we put it in industrial areas that surround the downtown, possibly just off the South Fraser Perimeter Road.�

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“We want waste-to-energy in Surrey, there’s no question about that.� The decision will be up to the next elected council, noted Steele.

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New mural makes centre ‘more of a home’ Tracy Holmes


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symbol of transformation has taken over a brick wall at the South Surrey/ White Rock Learning Centre. Featuring the school’s mascot – a raven – seemingly bursting through the wall, the mural is back-dropped by hues of gold and blue highlighting the White Rock pier, and surrounded by words of inspiration: inspire, respect, create, dream, imagine. The mural adds warmth to the warehousestyle facility at 2320 King George Blvd. – but it represents so much more, said principal Jim McConnell. “There’s been thousands and thousands of kids through this school, but there’s no evidence of it,” McConnell said. “In a lot of ways, the learning centre sort of transforms some of these kids’ lives.” In the works for about a year, the mural is the culmination of extensive efforts by students to research, design and create a piece of art that represents their journey through positive transformation and personal growth. Working with artist Jason Craft, the finished product is “even better” than they envisioned, student Hayleigh Rubens-Augustson said. “There’s not this big white wall now. It has some beautiful artwork on it,” said RubensAugustson, who has her eye focused on a career in art. “Everyone is so excited. It just looks really great.” The design process included a mural tour of Vancouver, to collect ideas from how other communities have represented themselves through art. Using Photoshop, students combined photographs and ideas to create a proof of the final product. Craft came in at the design stage to help guide the process, teacher

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South Surrey/White Rock Learning Centre student Roget Hall works with artist Jason Craft on the school’s mural on Halloween. Lisa Patrong Patrong said. Rubens-Augustson, who turns 18 this month and expects to graduate this year, said many people wrongly believe that learning centres are “for kids who are going nowhere in life.” “It’s not. There’s so many things you can work for,” she said.

She said Craft offered her the opportunity to help him with another mural, located at a library. Patrong said the project was an effort to engage the whole school, which currently boasts about 180 students – many of whom arrived at the centre after struggling in the ‘regular’ public school system.

A core group of about 40 students took the project to heart, she said. “The whole idea for the mural was to make this more of a home, so they all had a sense of belonging… something they were proud of,” Patrong said. “And you can always make it better, even if you’ve got it.”

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and can help strengthen muscles hings are looking up. and improve balance, thereby as Kent Street’s longawaited elevator is now reducing the risk of falls and operational. Come visit the Kent fractures. Sign up now for the Street Coffee Shop for a three-week introduction Sylvia Yee to Osteofit 1. The weekly delicious bowl of soup, scrumptious sandwich classes start Dec. 5 at and some fantastically 9:45 a.m. at the White Rock Community fresh baking. Drop in between 9 a.m. and Centre, 15154 Russell Ave. If you have already 2:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Cheerful completed an osteofit course, the next Osteofit volunteers will be for Life class starts Dec. happy to serve you. 5 at 11 a.m. ■ The White Rock Leisure Services ■ Get ready to deck Dramatics group the halls. Make your own Christmas table will be presenting A centrepiece using a Theatre Variety Show variety of evergreens in the Kent Street auditorium on Saturday, Nov. and fragrant conifers. Add 26 at 2:30 p.m. This fun event cones, berries, branches, beads and mini sparkling ornaments features scenes from some of for a personal touch that will your favourite plays. Admission wow your holiday guests. This is by donation. ■ Are you at risk for hands-on afternoon workshop osteoporosis? Exercise can help is on Monday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. at the White Rock Community to reduce the rate of bone loss,

Centre. All supplies are included. Call 604-541-2199 to register. An evening class is available Dec. 5. ■ Enjoy the popular tunes of Sweet Water tomorrow night at the Kent Street Wednesday Dance. Always a popular band, come and dance the night away – couples and singles 50 years and older welcome. Doors open 7 p.m., with the music playing from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m., and a light snack at 9 p.m. ■ It’s not too late to get your flu shot. Drop into Kent Street on Monday, Nov. 21 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for a friendly jab from Fraser Health. This is the last advertised drop-in clinic. If you prefer an appointment, call Fraser Health at 604-542-4000. The Kent Street Activity Centre located at 1475 Kent St. is open to persons 55 years of age or better. New members welcome. For more information, call 604541-2231.

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Wayne Baldwin

Business, property owner

Former city manager

Angelo Megla

Lynne Sinclair** Lifelong resident

Business manager, producer

Management Consultant


• Transparency, accountability • Tax dollar value • Support for arts

• Business area revitalization • Fiscal management • Respectful governance

Consider rejoining Surrey? No.

Consider rejoining Surrey? Never.

• Economic growth/prosperity • Arts and culture • Continue infrastructure improvements Consider rejoining Surrey? No.

Trees removed for views?

Trees removed for views?

Trees removed for views?

Proactive trimming with avoiding removal.

Only to restore not create.

Yes, in accordance with policy. (Candidate emailed Peace Arch News on Nov. 4 to announce his withdrawal from race. His name is to remain on the ballot.)

Higher density in town centre?

Higher density in town centre?

Stick to OCP.

Absolutely necessary.

Platform: Transparency at city hall, Respect for our Official Community Plan, Revitalization of Marine Drive, Support for the arts, Value for your tax dollar. Action plan: Reform city hall processes, Renew tourism, Rebuild your trust.

I see the potential, know what needs to be done, and I will make it happen. Maintain White Rock’s uniqueness. Minimize taxation. Respect for the public and democratic processes. Accountability and common sense.

Town Centre Vision. Town Centre Vision must be put into the OCP so that it is citizen-led not developer-led. Maintain debt free status. Link arts and culture/health and wellness businesses to tourism. Improved services.


Our questions Peace Arch News invited all candidates for White Rock city council to answer our brief questionnaire. We asked for names, connections to White Rock, occupations, top three issues (each three words or less), descriptions of platform (35 words) and photos. We also asked three specific questions on contentious issues:

Higher density in town centre?

Mary-Wade Anderson*

Cliff Annable

Barry Bélec

Alan Campbell*

Dave Chesney

Helen Fathers*

30 year residency


Resident 48 years

Home 38 years

My home

Family, home, work

City councillor

Self-employed businessman

Landscape designer

Projects manager construction

White Rock Sun

Market manager, mom

• Tax burden/infrastructure • Property development • Seniors’ health necessities

• Economic stability • Maintain autonomy • Infrastructure

• Governance • Transparency • Development

• Livability • Safe walking, driving • Protection of views

• Day visit tourism • Respectful governance • Promoting White Rock

• Sustainability • Vision for city • Representing community interest

Consider rejoining Surrey?

Consider rejoining Surrey?

Consider rejoining Surrey?

Consider rejoining Surrey?

Consider rejoining Surrey?

Consider rejoining Surrey?







Trees removed for views?

Trees removed for views?

Trees removed for views?

Trees removed for views?

Trees removed for views?

Trees removed for views?

If city arborist declares necessary.

No, not removed.

Spiral pruning may resolve issue.

Certain trees, yes.

Each situation is different.

Removed No. Maintained Yes.

Higher density in town centre?

Higher density in town centre?

Higher density in town centre?

Higher density in town centre?

Higher density in town centre?

Higher density in town centre?

Only where designated.


Yes, with moderation.

Controlled density.


Town Center Vision.

Limited commercial investment and tax income based on homeowners, small business and tourism means we must remain prudent and fiscally responsible on how these monies are spent. I intend to continue this fiscal responsibility.

Strengthen the city’s economic base. Minimize taxation. Preserve the currently designated single family areas of the city. Maintain the autonomy of White Rock, but work cooperatively with Surrey and Semiahmoo First Nations on cross-jurisdictional issues.

My platform centers around: Honesty and accountability; Citizen advocacy; Communication and dialogue; Transparency; Environmental advocacy; Infrastructural upgrading; Development and density; Business revitalization, all as they apply to issues of city Governance and the successful application…

If re-elected I will continue to work hard to hold on to the values and lifestyle that makes White Rock our home.

When elected I will utilize 30 years working in the media to better promote White Rock and events we host. I also want employees and elected officials to never lose sight we are civil servants.

I will continue to work hard for our residents, answering their needs and being open minded, listening is the key. Together, we can build a better White Rock for now and future generations.

Brad Forster

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Louise Hutchinson

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Grant Meyer*

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Passionate community builder

15 year resident

35 year resident

Resident, business owner

Grew up Here

Resident, volunteer

Living, working, loving

Business consultant

Small business owner

Retired; community worker

Registered urban planner

BC Ferries employee

Realtor / Airline / Trainer


• Maintaining city’s independence • Citizen representation • Promote cohesive council • Responsible sustainable development • Keep Taxes Affordable • Emergency services

• White Rock’s future • Reduce taxpayer’s burden • Culture, community pride

• Respect citizen’s viewpoints

• Lower property taxes • More Business Employment

• Revitalization Town Centre • 20 year planning • Enhancements pier, waterfront • Protect natural assets • Map/repair infrastructure • Safe vibrant community

• Improving tax base • Smart, sustainable growth • Attracting more business

Consider rejoining Surrey?

Consider rejoining Surrey?

Consider rejoining Surrey?

Consider rejoining Surrey?

Consider rejoining Surrey?

Consider rejoining Surrey?







Consider rejoining Surrey?

Trees removed for views?

Trees removed for views?

Trees removed for views?

Trees removed for views?

Trees removed for views?

Trees removed for views?

Only to re-establish historic vistas.

Considered case by case.

Depends on tree(s) and location.

Only topping, trimming or replacement.

If they are replaced.

Yes, if planted without permission.

Higher density in town centre?

Higher density in town centre?

Higher density in town centre?

Higher density in town centre?

Higher density in town centre?

Higher density in town centre?

Yes, for quality.

With OCP compliance.

Depends on location.

Residential commercial mix.


Yes, site specific.

Brad and his wife Judy were married here in 1977, built a home and raised 2 sons. Always community focused, Brad wishes to use his 40 years in business to bring about respectful consensus building.

Give the citizens their rightful voice on council, support responsible OCP compliant development, develop a comprehensive plan to encourage business growth in WR to lessen the burden on the taxpayers. Create a vibrant, liveable city.

To really examine the issues around White Rock remaining a stand-alone city – next 3 years are crucial. To lower homeowners taxes – somehow. Provide for community input & involvement. Promote culture. Provide experienced leadership on council.

The mayor and council must work together to run the City like a business, thinking smart, using forward thinking and demanding nothing less than the best to ensure that everyone in the community will benefit.

White Rock has a unique and highly desired quality of life. I want to keep it that way, and make it even better. Thank-you for your consideration. Please call 535-0728 if you have any questions.

White Rock is a family beach town. I want a 20 year plan for Town Centre anchored by a centre for research or innovation. We need wealth creation, jobs and vitality ... attracted to our location.

• Should White Rock consider rejoining Surrey? (one word) • Should trees be removed from public land to protect residents’ views? (five words max.) • Should the city encourage higher residential density in the town centre? (three words max.) (Note: White Rock school trustee Laurae McNally was acclaimed.)

* Denotes incumbent

ote.White Rock’s your city.

No. Trees removed for views?

Removal should be safety oriented. Higher density in town centre?

Yes, per OCP. I would strive to be proactive rather than reactive. I am in favour of smart growth to enhance our business area, attract consumers, protect our tax base, and reinvigorate our community.

** Denotes incumbent councillor running for mayor

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Terry Allen (SFE)* Occupation: President of CUPE 379 representing support staff for the Burnaby School District Key issues: 1. Securing new capital funding to build schools for students 2. Changing the Community Link funding formula 3. Supporting excellence in public educa-

Candidates for school trustee

Paul Hillsdon Occupation: Student Key issues: 1. School overcrowding and funding 2. Student engagement 3. Teacher autonomy My campaign is about building education for the future. There is a global education reform movement underway that we need to be a part of. We need to shift from an industrial, one-size-fits-all approach to a personalized learning system that meets the unique needs and interests of every student. Doing so is critical for the economic competitiveness and social well-being of our city and nation. I am committed to resolving our funding issues, and being a vocal and collaborative advocate for the next generation of public education.

tion I was first elected to the Surrey Board of Education in 2002. I hope to be re-elected to be able to continue the progress we have made, putting the interests of parents and students ahead of all others. I currently serve as the chair of the school district`s budget committee and as the board representative on the Parks and Recreation Commission. I am active in the sports community, including soccer, baseball and basketball. I have coached girls’ softball for many years.

Black Press asked all trustee candidates in the Surrey School District to provide their names, occupations, top three issues in order of importance and 100 words briefly describing their platforms and plans if elected. Here are their responses:

Ijaz Chatha (SCC)* Occupation: Realtor Key issues: 1.Working with Victoria to secure capital funding for building new schools 2. Better liaison with council so schools are planned in new neighbourhoods 3. Getting Surrey’s fair share of special needs and Community Link funding If re-elected, I will continue challenging the provincial government for sufficient funding to meet the specific and diversified learning needs of students. The school district is in desperate need of more new schools. We need adequate ongoing funding for special needs students and increased Community Link funding. One of my daughters is special needs, giving me a greater understanding of the impact of cutbacks. Also, public consultation should be increased prior to decision making. I have lived in Surrey for 15 years with my wife and four children.

Sukhy Dhillon (SCC) Occupation: School teacher and education consultant Key issues: 1. Real schools – not portables 2. Improved two-way communication between parents and trustees 3. More assertive action to deal with bullying I am a parent of three children, a public school teacher and a parent presenter on issues such as bullying and how to support children’s learning at home. Our children deserve classrooms, not portables. We need clean washrooms and proper gymnasiums. Schools are a community asset; our playgrounds should not be locked up. I will be aggressive in securing capital funding for new schools. Children with special needs deserve equal access to all services. Communication between home and school is my priority.

Malkiat Singh Kang Occupation: Retired school administrator Key issues 1. Increase learning goals 2. Being an advocate for all parents 3. Enriching environment and love for education for all children I am a graduate of University of Calgary, bachelor of education. My past experience includes teaching all grades in the Canadian public school system for over 30 years. Part of my experience includes being a school administrator (principal and vice-principal) for 10 years. Canada has been my home for over 50 years and I have been a Surrey resident for the last 20. I am married with five adult children who are teachers, lawyers, and a doctor. My vision is to use my experience as an educator, father, grandfather and proud resident of Surrey to contribute to our school system.

Moh Chilali (SCC) Occupation: (Not provided) Key issues: 1. Work with community, parents and partners to ensure a long-term viable and sufficient funding for Surrey schools 2. Address the learning and teaching needs of the rich multi-ethnic diversity of Surrey. 3. Initiate a daycare program publicly funded for Surrey parents I have been a Surrey resident for 13 years, a parent of a son and a daughter who graduated from Semihamoo Secondary. I hold an engineering degree in oil economics, a masters of international business, a bachelor of education, a masters of education, and am finishing my doctorate in education. I worked for more than 20 years as an educator in B.C. and overseas. I held also the position of B.C. Ministry of Education Coordinator and organized training for B.C. teachers.

Pam Glass (SFE)* Occupation: Retired school teacher, citizenship judge Key issues: 1. Securing capital funding to build new schools 2. Changing the Community Link funding formula to the benefit of disadvantaged Surrey students 3. Encouraging greater parent involvement in student learning I am proud to have served on the Surrey Board of Education for the past 12 years. As a mother of four and a grandmother of nine, I have always had a passion for education. Being a parent prepared me for being a teacher. That experience and my time serving as an assistant to the premier and Members of Parliament prepared me for local government and the Surrey Board of Education.

Laurie Larsen (SFE)* Occupation: President of CUPE Local 402, representing the City of Surrey workers Key issues: 1. Securing new capital funding to build schools for students 2. Changing the Community Link funding formula 3. Better resources for special education Over the past three years, the current board has been successful in putting the interest of students before any other consideration. Because of this, five members of the current board have decided to form the Surrey First Education electoral organization. We hope to be re-elected this fall so that we can continue to meet the challenges of the largest and fastest growing school district in B.C. I have lived in Surrey since 1957 and graduated at Queen Elizabeth Secondary. I raised four children.

Charlene Dobie (SCC) Occupation: Special education assistant 1. Capital funding/overcrowded schools 2. Communication with all community partners 3. Continued and fair funding for Surrey’s most vulnerable students An SCC team on Surrey Board of Education and council means Surrey will have a voice to lobby Victoria for much-needed capital funding. I will bring that issue to the forefront at every opportunity. I will listen to and work with students, parents, teachers, support staff, administrators and other elected officials. Advisory committees for all partner groups and real question periods at board meetings are just two ways to improve dialogue. Adequate funding for Surrey’s most vulnerable students is crucial to our community. Occupation: School teacher and education consultant Key issues: 1. Real schools – not portables, now not later

Laurence Greeff (SCC) Occupation: Teacher, Langley Secondary School Key issues: 1. $273 million to address school overcrowding and the elimination of 290 portables 2. Chronic under-funding of Surrey schools 3. Addressing the unfair sharing of Community Link funding I currently teach at Langley Secondary School. My daughter graduated from Earl Marriott Secondary School. I grew up in Cape Town, South Africa but am proud to call Surrey my home. I will challenge the privatization of schools and new experimental reforms that are designed to devalue educational services for the children in our schools. I will lobby intensively for $273 million to address overcrowding in Surrey schools. Our schools need to be fully funded to address the needs of our students.

Reni Masi (SFE)* Occupation: Retired Surrey high school principal, MLA Key issues: 1. Securing new capital funding to build schools for students 2. Changing the Community Link funding formula 3. Supporting a new International Baccalaureate program for North Surrey The Surrey School District is the largest and fastest-growing in B.C. Rapid growth brings problems of space and overcrowding. The board has continuously pressured Victoria to meet the capital (building) requirements of the district. My years of teaching and administration have offered me insights into the school system and my involvement in provincial politics has provided an understanding of the provincial perspective. I offer you a lifetime of public service and I’m here to help you and your children.

* Denotes incumbent SCC – Surrey Civic Coalition SFE – Surrey First Education


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Continued from page 23 Ram Sidhu (SCC) Occupation: Program manager Key issues: 1. Overcrowding in schools 2. City council and school board need to work together to better plan communities 3. Not enough support staff, librarians and counsellors As a mother of two young children I am concerned about the over-crowding in our schools. As a school trustee candidate I am committed to working with parents, teachers, city council and Victoria to improve our schools, so that our children have the best environment for success. We need to start construction and fix the school crisis now. We need to adequately fund support staff, librarians, and counsellors. Also we will work together with city council to better plan neighbourhoods to prevent further overcrowding.

Ann van Rhyn Occupation: Special education assistant, Surrey Key issues: 1. Increasing graduation rates 2. Expanding opportunities for diversified learning/choice 3. Aligning community services with schools, providing timely assessments B.C’.s education community is talking of technology in schools, increasing online and individualized learning. My goal is to ensure there is a voice for those who would “fall through the cracks” that the new system is indeed personalized and learner centred. I’ll advocate for community school partnerships, and accessible learning centres, to boost student success and graduation rates. I would support teacher innovation, arts and choice programs, as well as school “greening” initiatives. With energy and passion I am committed to being accessible.

* Denotes incumbent

SCC – Surrey Civic Coalition

Shawn Wilson (SFE)* Occupation: Retired small business owner Key issues: 1. Securing new capital funding to build schools 2. Changing the Community Link funding formula 3. Improving success for aboriginal students I was elected as a school trustee in 1999. I was first voted board chair in 2001 and have been chosen as the chair or vicechair for nine of the past 12 years, including four consecutive years as chair from 2004 through 2007. As school trustee, I especially enjoy visiting schools and reading books to young students and speaking about local government. I am honoured to have served parents and students in Surrey for 12 years.

SFE – Surrey First Education

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Voters will have a second chance to meet and question Surrey school trustee candidates this Wednesday (Nov. 16) at 7 p.m. in the theatre at Clayton Secondary, 7003 188 St. The meeting, sponsored by the Parent Advisory Council of Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary, is only the second all-candidates meeting for trustee hopefuls for District 36 during the current campaign, following a District Parents Advisory Council event on Oct. 26. Linda Stromberg, vice-president of the Lord Tweedsmuir PAC and member of a districtwide ad-hoc committee on overcrowding, said the previous meeting impressed on her the importance of seeing candidates in person rather than judging them simply by campaign literature. “I think people need to make an informed decision when they vote, and an all-candidates meetings gives them an ❝An allopportunity to see how people candidates perform under a bit of pressure; meetings their ability to answer hard gives (voters) questions and their skills when an opportunity it comes to speaking and, even more importantly, listening,” she to see how said. people While the meeting will perform inevitably draw more people under a bit of from the Cloverdale and pressure.❞ Clayton area, it’s open to voters Linda Stromberg from throughout the district, Stromberg said. Overcrowding of schools is an issue that impacts many schools throughout the district, she added, particularly Lord Tweedsmuir and Earl Marriott Secondary, both of which have introduced a two-tier staggered schedule this year to accommodate heavy enrolment. “It’s certainly an important issue for me,” she said. “We’ve been hearing concerns from parents about the impacts the scheduling has had on family life – and it’s also a health and safety issue since there are often lineups for washrooms during breaks, as students are reluctant to visit them during class time.” Voting for trustee candidates will take place Saturday (Nov. 19) as part of the city ballot including both mayoral and councillor candidates.

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Bell apologizes for ‘gay tourism’ error It said B.C. tourism partners must “prohibit the promotion of casinos, gambling VICTORIA – Jobs, Tourism and Innova- and gay tourism, per the China National tion Minister Pat Bell has asked Tourism Association.” his ministry staff to investigate When the issue was raised Nov. how a B.C. government brochure 7, Bell initially said the restriction on marketing in China came to was a result of Canada’s negoinclude an erroneous warning tiations with China for “approved against promotion of gambling destination status,” which allows and gay tourism in the country. Chinese tourists to visit Canada Speaking to reporters by phone without visas. from Beijing last week, Bell After further checking by minisoffered an apology to anyone who try staff, Bell said no such restricis offended by the reference to gay Pat Bell tions exist in Canada’s tourism tourism in the brochure, which is agreement with China. minister being rewritten. “It is still unclear to me how Entitled “How to Market Your that passage was inserted into the docuBusiness in China,” the brochure was ment,” Bell said. released by his ministry days before Bell “We can not find any direction either and Premier Christy Clark left for B.C.’s from the (approved destination status) largest-ever trade mission to China. agreement signed with the Chinese or Tom Fletcher Black Press

any other place. We are still researching that and I’ve asked my deputy to find out exactly how that happened.” The Chinese government has struggled with acceptance of homosexuality, which was removed in 2001 from the country’s official list of mental disorders. The staterun China Daily has run several articles in recent years signalling acceptance or discussing moderating public attitudes towards gay marriage. Tourism Vancouver promotes the city as a gay-friendly place to visit, with the largest gay population in Western Canada. Since the trip began, Clark and Bell have highlighted the signing of an agreement with Sichuan Airlines to begin three flights a week to Vancouver starting next year and $1.36 billion in investments by Chinese companies to develop two coal mines in northeast B.C.




On November 19, 2011 – Vote Anywhere s On Saturday, November 19, 2011 there will be 52 Voting Locations conveniently located throughout Surrey. s Unlike previous years, this year you will not be required to go to a specific location to vote. s To provide voters with better accessibility and flexibility, voters can vote at any one of the 52 voting locations. s Your voter card has a list of locations that are open for voting from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. s Bring your voter card and identification, and pop into one of the voting places.


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the scene …on the Semiahmoo Peninsula

Sway Tickets are still available for Sway, vocalist, entertainer and actor Tony Barton’s tribute to international sensation Michael Buble, at Blue Frog Studio this Friday (Nov. 18). The Chicago native received his Bachelor in Music Education from Illinois State University and received an Masters in Music degree in Voice Performance from the University of Las Vegas in Nevada, but also draws on his experience sharing the stage with greats like B.B. King and Barbara Streisand. Recently, Barton penned and produced Blue Eyes Too, a tribute show dedicated to the life and music made famous by Frank Sinatra, which became a sold-out success. Tickets are available From Blue Frog. For more information call 604-542-3055 or go to www. or www. stageshows/sway/

Auditions White Rock Players Club is holding auditions for its February production, Drinking Alone, by Norm Foster. Director Susanne dePencier is looking for “one man in his 30s, and one man, late 50s to mid-60s; plus two attractive women, late 20s to mid-30s; and one woman late 40s to mid-60s. Auditions (cold readings from the script) will be held Sunday, Nov. 20 and Tuesday Nov. 22, 7 to 9:30 p.m. both evenings, at Centennial Arena, 14600 North Bluff Rd. (16 Avenue). For more information, contact the director at depencier-casting@

Get Reel Semiahmoo Arts’ Get Reel film series is back with a program of new films from Canada, England, France and Germany. Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. at White Rock Community Centre (Miramar Village), the screening is Of Gods And Men, a FrenchAlgerian co-production. Directed by Xavier Beauvois, it’s a real-life-inspired story of eight French Christian monks living in harmony with their Muslim brothers in the mountains of

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Pianist and vocalist Diane Lines will perform on the Peninsula later this month, when she brings her new show, ‘Jump!’ to Blue Frog Studios and Performance Centre in White Rock Nov. 25-26. North Africa in the early 1990s. When a crew of foreign workers is massacred by an Islamic fundamentalist group and fear sweeps through the region, the monks are faced with a momentous decision – should they leave, or should they stay true to their mission and their calling, no matter what happens? The Academy Award-nominated film has been described by Time Magazine’s Richard Corliss as “a luminous tale of faith and heroism.” As with all presentations in the Get Reel series, the screening will be followed by a discussion led by a guest speaker. Tickets are $10 for members and $11 for the general public. For more information, visit

Beastly fun It’s not Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, but it is the Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s latest in a well-received line of 26 Christmas pantomimes. FVGSS’s take on Beauty and the

Beast runs Nov. 23 to Dec. 4 at Surrey Arts Centre Theatre (88 Avenue and King George Blvd.), officially launching panto season in the Surrey-White Rock area. The team of producer Reginald Pillay, artistic director Mike Balser, musical director Tim Tucker and choreographer Carol Seitz have put together a talented cast, featuring Kaitlyn Yott as Belle, Sean Donnelly as the Beast, Paul Rowell as Antoine, Robert Newcombe as Smelle, Barrie Mills as Claude, Clive Ramroop as Prince Dobbin, Tammy Theis as Pierre, Jeff Christensen as Sneaker, Rosemary Forst as Bossy, Samantha Andrews as Goody, Adam Olgui as Pepe, Adrian Duncan as the town crier and Elizabeth Olsson as the little girl. For show time information and tickets call 604-501-5566, or visit

Post-election laughs For those in need of a good laugh on Nov. 19 – after the dry business of casting votes in the

municipal election – Surrey’s Royal Canadian Theatre Company is offering a fundraising evening of comedy with stand-up star Simon King, starting at 8:30 p.m. at Newton Cultural Centre (13530 72 Ave.) Praised by Robin Williams as “truly a gifted comedian,” Surreyraised King (who has had specials on CTV, HBO and the Comedy Network and played many major North American comedy venues) is known for maniacally frenetic performances and sharp, sociallyconscious material drawn from his singular – and hilarious – point of view. Tickets for the 19-and-up mature content show are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, with proceeds to aid the RCTC membership program). For reservations, call 604-594-2700.

Ola Onabule Dynamic soul and jazz artist Ola Onabule is back in B.C. for a series of a concerts presented by White Rock impresario Philip Q. Davey, including a Nov. 25, 8

p.m. date at the Bell Centre for Performing Arts (6250 144 St.) The singer and composer, born in Britain and raised there by his Nigerian parents, combines a butter-smooth style, incredible vocal range and sensitive, intense projection of poetic lyrics with a magnetic stage presence and charmingly dry sense of humour. He’s performed with such soul and jazz greats as Gladys Knight, Diane Reeves, Patti LaBelle, Al Jarreau, Roberta Flack, Natalie Cole and Roy Hargrove, but after years of dues paying, his explosive live performances are winning fans and attracting great press at the world’s most prestigious jazz festivals and concert halls. His debut at the Montreal Jazz Festival in 2009 opened the door for more North American touring, and a documentary about his career, aired on CNN’s African Voices, has inspired a new project, a PBS special to be filmed in the U.S. next spring. The Nov. 25 concert will feature material from his new album, Seven Shades Darker, which will be released in early 2012. For tickets ($45), call 604507-6355, or visit www.

Diane Lines Dynamic pianist and vocalist Diane Lines will headline her new show ‘Jump!’ in concert, Nov. 25 and 26 at Blue Frog Studios and Performance Centre, 1328 Johnston Rd. Lines, who won new fans when she opened for Alfie Zappacosta at Blue Frog in January, has crafted a celebration of swing, jump-blues and boogie woogie that has already wowed reviewers in Las Vegas, and is scheduled for shows in Florida and Europe in the new year. Described as “a uniquely feminine approach to the era of jump blues” Jump! traces how the fusion of swing, blues and boogiewoogie of the 1940s set the stage for the mainstream rock n’ roll of the 1950s, defining popular music for an entire generation. Lines, who was pianist for Michael Buble for two years, has also performed with Dal Richards, Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne, Gabriel Mark Hasselbach, Jim Byrnes and others. For tickets, call Blue Frog at 604-542-3055.

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■ Peace Arch Auxiliary sale on Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the hospital lobby. Handknit baby clothes, sweaters, slippers, etc.


■ Seniors Coffee & Connect tour Nov. 16, 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. including lunch. Cost: by donation. Register: 604-5424357. ■ Coping Through The Holidays presented by the Surrey Hospice Society on Nov. 16 at the Bear Creek Pavilion, 13750 88 Ave. Information: 604-543-7006. ■ Successful Aging seminar on Nov. 16 from 1-3 p.m. at the White Rock Come Share Society, 15008 26 Ave. For more information: 604-541-6800. ■ Allan Fotheringham will be at Black Bond Books on Nov. 16 at 1:30 p.m. to share his autobiography, Boy From Nowhere: A Life in Ninety-One Countries. ■ Get Reel, the Semiahmoo Arts film series has a screening of Of Gods and Men Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. at the White Rock Community Center. ■ Readings by the Salish Sea – Local published authors read and answer questions about their work. Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Pelican Rouge Coffee House, 15142 North Bluff Rd. Information: 604-5418778.

Auxiliary Nov. 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave. Free parking and family friendly. ■ Uptown Lounge at the White Rock Community Centre on Nov. 18 from 4:30-7 p.m. Featuring local musicians. Must be 19 or older. Cost: $2 ■ Seniors’ Friday Friendship

on Nov. 18 at White Rock Baptist Church, 1657 140 St. Reserve: 604-531-2344. ■ St. Andrew’s Pub & Ceilidh night on Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. at Sullivan Hall, 6306 152 St. Hosted by the Tam O’Shanter Scottish Country Dancers. Cost: $12. Contact: 604-5367660 or 604-535-8949. ■ The White Rock Social

Justice Film Society presents The Clean Bin Project on Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. at the First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave. Admission by donation. ■ Christmas Blues & Gospel show on Dec. 16 at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., featuring John Lee Sanders and Sibel Thrasher. Tickets at Tapestry Music and

Surrey Arts Centre.

Saturday ■ Elvis Rocks Semi on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Semiahmoo House Society, 15306 24 Ave. Ben Klein, a top Elvis tribute artist, will perform backed by the Ultimate Elvis Showband. Tickets: $30. 604-536-1242. ■ Johnny Cash Tribute by

On November 19, vote for school trustees who will speak out against government cuts.


■ South Fraser Sjogren’s Syndrome support group meeting on Nov. 17 at Chuck Bailey Rec Centre, 13458 107A Ave. Info: 604781-4939. ■ Adult grief support group, Nov.3-Dec.8, at the Surrey Hospice Society, 13857 68 Ave. Info: www. ■ Ricardo Scebba, award-winning Okanagan chef from Ricardo’s Mediterranean Kitchen, will be doing a book signing on Nov. 15 at Black Bond Books in the Semiahmoo Shopping Centre. ■ R.C.L., L.A. #240 monthly Luncheon on Nov. 17 at noon at 2643 128 St. ■ Osteoporosis Canada Surrey/White Rock Chapter monthly meeting at Crescent Gardens Retirement Facility, 1222 King George Blvd. Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. ■ Mixed Singles over 60 in White Rock/South Surrey are invited to join group activities including dinners, golf and bowling. Next meeting Nov. 17. Information: 604-590-4992. ■ Mature driving workshops are available for free by BCAA and White Rock police. The two-hour workshops take place Nov. 22 at 9:30 a.m. and Dec. 9 at 9:30 a.m. at the White Rock Community Centre Gallery. Info: Julia, 604-541-2231.


■ Christmas Sales – New to You – Presented by Peace Arch Hospital

Gary Kehoe on Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. at the White Rock Elks Club, 1469 George St. Cost: $20. Information: 604-538-4016 or ■ A Real Piece of Work, art and fine craft sale on Nov. 19-20 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Ocean Park Hall. Info: arealpieceofwork@hotmail. com

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datebook Saturday

■ Christmas Bazaar and Tea on Nov. 19 at Holy Trinity Church, corner or Roper Avenue and Foster Street from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost: $7 (adults) $4 (Kids under 10). ■ ACW Mini Bazaar Nov. 19 at St. Michael’s Church, 12996 60 Ave., from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be craft, bake and treasure tables. ■ A Real Gem jewelry and accessories show, Nov. 26-27 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Ocean Park Community Hall. Information: arealpieceofwork@ ■ The Wheat in the Barley on Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. at the White Rock Elks Club, 1469 George St. Cost: $20 Information: 604-538-4016 or www. ■ Canadian Federation of University Women White Rock/Surrey luncheon, Nov. 26 at 11:30 a.m. at South Surrey Recreation Centre, 14601-20 Ave. Information: 604-538-1477 or www.cfuw-wrsurrey. org ■ Yuletide Tea & Bazaar at St. John’s Presbyterian Chuch (Corner of George and Russell) Nov. 26 from 2-4 p.m. Admission: Free, Tea $6. ■ Christmas on the Peninsula Festival, Nov. 26 at White Rock Community Centre and other various locations. Mini Christmas parade at 3:30 p.m. 604-542-3776 or www. christmasonthepeninsula. com


■ Classics on the Rock at the White Rock Elks, 1469 George St., on Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. Cost: $12 (adults), $10 (seniors/students), $5 (child) Information: 604-538-4016 or www.



NOTICE OF INTENTION TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE AND OF PROPOSED PROPERTY DISPOSITION TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to sections 24 and 26 of the Community Charter, S.B.C. 2003, c. 26 as amended, the City of Surrey (the “City”) hereby gives notice of its intention to provide assistance and of a proposed property disposition under a partnering agreement between the City and the Surrey City Development Corporation (the “Development Corporation”) dated April 30, 2007 (the “Agreement”). AND THAT the Agreement as approved by Council is part of a strategy to maximize the financial returns through development and provide an annual revenue stream to the City from the City’s wholly owned Development Corporation. The form of assistance is the transfer of beneficial interest in lands more particularly described below (the “Lands”) from the City to the Development Corporation, valued at $2,175,180.22, in exchange for preferred shares of the Development Corporation. The Lands are more particularly described as follows: Parcel Identifier: 009-467-891 Lot 29 Except: Parcel A (Bylaw Plan 87435) Section 22 Block 5 North Range 2 West New Westminster District Plan 11141 (13425/27 – 104 Avenue) Parcel Identifier: 010-040-323 Lot 45 Section 22 Block 5 North Range 2 West New Westminster District Plan 15002 (13430 – 105 Avenue) Parcel Identifier: 007-556-365 Lot 44 Section 22 Block 5 North Range 2 West New Westminster District Plan 15002 (13440 – 105 Avenue) AND THAT the Agreement and any relevant background documentation may be inspected at the City Hall, Office of the City Clerk, 14245 – 56th Avenue, Surrey, BC, Monday through Friday (except statutory holidays) between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Jane Sullivan City Clerk

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■ South Surrey Soul Sisters, a Gogo group, are changing their monthly meeting to Wednesdays. Next meeting, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. at Whitecliff Retirement Residence, 15501 16 Ave. All welcome. ■ Seniors old time dancing to live music every Monday from 1-4 p.m. at Sunnyside Hall, corner of 18 Avenue and 154 Street. Information: 604-538-

5657 or 604-575-8236. ■ Hominum Fraser Valley Chapter is an informal support group to help gay, bisexual and questioning men with challenges of being married, separated or single. Meetings last Friday of every month. Call Art, 604-462-9813 or Don, 604-329-

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Getting G etttiin ngg T Th Through hrroou uggghh The Holidays Thursday, December 1st at 7 p.m. WHITE ROCK SOUTH SURREY HOSPICE SUPPORTIVE CARE CENTRE 15510 Russell Ave., White Rock Surviving the holidays after the death of a loved one can be one of the most painful issues to deal with. This evening workshop will provide support and education on how to get through this difficult time. Pre-registration is required.

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9760. ■ Amnesty International meets the second Tuesday of the month, for more information call Lisa,604541-0825. ■ Drop-in contract Bridge every Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the White Rock Lawn Bowling Club, 1079 Dolphin Street. Info: Joan


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MacLean: 604-536-8487 ■ Bridge lessons for beginners every Thursday at 10 a.m. at the White Rock Lawn Bowling Club, 1079 Dolphin St. Information: Jean Tasker: 604-536-7944 ■ Early Edition Toastmasters meets every Monday morning (except holidays), 7-8:30 a.m., Centennial Park Leisure Centre, 14600 North Bluff Rd., White Rock. Sandy, 604-536-0434.

■ Newcomers Club of White Rock/ South Surrey meets the first Tuesday of every month from 7-9 p.m. at the Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 2350 -148 St., Surrey. First visit is free. Membership is $30 per year. ■ Scottish Country Dance Classes for children ages six to 10, Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at Sullivan Hall, 6303 152 St. First class free. For more information, call 604-944-6678.

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…on the Semiahmoo Peninsula

Dennis Augustynowicz excels on strongman circuit

Playing to his strengths Nick Greenizan


Sports Reporter

alk to Dennis Augustynowicz, and he comes across as polite and softspoken, speaking in calm, measured

tones. But see him in person – as many will do this week at the B.C. Strongman Competition in Abbotsford – and you’re bound to get a markedly different perspective. After all, at 300 pounds with a shaved head and beard, he can certainly look intimidating, and he’s among the province’s strongest men – routinely lifting 300 pound logs, or pulling 70,000-pound semi trucks with a rope. What’s more, he does this kind of thing for fun. Augustynowicz, a 28-year-old contractor and handyman, took up strongman competitions two years ago on the suggestion of co-workers, who had watched for years as he routinely lifted more than the rest of his colleagues, and with seemingly less strain. “When I was a kid, I noticed that I was usually quite a bit stronger than the other kids,” said Augustynowicz, a Mission resident who grew up in South Surrey and still works on the Peninsula. “And I’d seen (strongman competitions) on TV before, but I didn’t think to give it a try until two years ago.” Strongman competitions, run locally by the B.C. Extreme Athletics Association – and of which Augustynowicz is a member – generally consist of a number of feats of strength. Among the event: the 500-pound yoke walk; lifting a 300-pound atlas ball

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Dennis Augustynowicz pulls a 70,000 truck by rope at B.C. Strongman competition in Hope earlier this year. from ground-level onto a shoulder-level technique; without it, even the strongest of podium; pulling semi trucks with ropes; men would fail. and flipping 650-pound monster truck tires. “I still go to the gym, but that’s more “I played a lot of different sports growing for endurance and cardio now. Some of it up – I did judo for a while, played comes naturally, but the actual training is fastpitch softball, a few years of football all about physics and technique – you really and high school wrestling,” have to train for each event Augustynowicz said. ❝This was the first time differently,” he said. “But this was the first time “When I first started, it was I played a sport that I played a sport that actually all a little intimidating, but I’ve actually suited me❞ got a good group of guys that I suited me. In fastpitch, I was Dennis Augustynowicz never tall and athletic, never train with. We compete against strongman competitor very fast, but doing strongman each other, but we also keep competitions, it doesn’t matter. track of each other’s progress “There’s no running or anything. You just and encourage each other.” show up, lift something, and you’re done.” While he admits he didn’t have perfect As if it’s that easy. technique in his first-ever competition – in Training for strongman competitions which he managed to pull a truck 75 feet – is not just going to the gym and lifting he got by simply on pure strength. weights, Augustynowicz acknowledged. “I looked at (the truck), and I didn’t think Each individual event requires a specific there was any way I was going to move

it, until it actually started to move,” he explained. “After that, the adrenaline just kicked in and I pulled it the rest of the way.” Augustynowicz, the oldest of four siblings, comes from an athletic family; his younger brother, Mark, 19, is also following in his footsteps and is a B.C. teen strongman champion. “He’s the skinnier of the two of us. He takes after my dad, and I take after my mom’s side of the family – she was a bodybuilder, and that side of the family, we’re all farmers,” he said. Augustynowicz and his fellow strongmen will put their skills on display Saturday, Nov. 19 at Abbotsford’s Tradex Centre, as part of the Vancouver Men’s Show, which runs Nov. 18-20. “It’s more of an exhibition, a friendly competition,” he said of the event.



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Partners in Parks Bulbs for Beauty 2011 This year, Partners in Parks volunteers planted over 7000 bulbs with the Bulbs for Beauty program. From small plantings of 300 bulbs during community events, to a large scale planting of 3000 bulbs at a Utility Right of Way beside Serpentine Dog Off-Leash Park, various parks throughout Surrey will be blooming with colour this spring! If you would you like to join in the fun and get your hands dirty next year, sign up for Bulbs for Beauty! Visit and look for Bulb Planter under Partners in Parks volunteer opportunities or email for more info.

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sports Five-point effort from Tyler Morley highlights .500 weekend

Eagles pot eight against Grizzlies Nick Greenizan Sports Reporter

Even playing without two key offensive weapons, the Surrey Eagles had no trouble scoring Friday, beating the visiting Victoria Grizzlies 8-5 at South Surrey Arena. The offence dried up the following night, however, as the Birds were only able to muster a single goal in a 4-1 loss to the Cowichan Valley Capitals. Captain Tyler Morley led the charge Friday, registering a season-high five assists for the Eagles, who were playing without forwards Michael Stenerson and Brandon Morley, both of whom were playing for Canada West at the World Junior ‘A’ Hockey Challenge in Langley. There was very little downtime through

the first 40 minutes of Friday’s game, with the teams combining for six goals in each of the first two periods. The score was tied 3-3 after the opening frame – Eagles’ affiliate player Kevan Kilistoff, defenceman Linden Saip and Charles Orzetti scored for the home team – and Surrey tacked on four more in the second from Ben Greiner, Steve Koshey, Brandon Scholten and Saip. Robert Lindores scored the only goal in a much calmer third period. The middle frame also included a barrage of penalties; the teams combined for 30 minutes in minor penalties – including three unsportsmanlike conduct calls – and four 10-minute misconducts, three of which came after the horn to end the period.

In addition to Morley’s five assists and Saip’s two-goal effort, other Eagles to record multiple points on the night were Orzetti, who had one goal and one assist, and Koshey, who had two helpers to go with his second-period goal. Sunday afternoon, the Eagles fell behind 2-1 after 20 minutes to Cowichan, with only Colton Mackie, shorthanded, able to beat Capitals’ goalkeeper Brady Rouleau. Cowichan added one goal in the second, from Jacob Charles, and a power-play marker off the stick of Matt Brown in the third period to ice the game for the visitors. The Eagles are at home twice this week, playing Friday against the Vernon Vipers and Saturday against Alberni Valley.


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sports Sean Whyte excels in first season with Alouettes

White Rock kicker up for Canadian Football award Nick Greenizan Sports Reporter

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In his first year as a bona fide Canadian Football League starter, kicker Sean Whyte made the most of his opportunity, and he may soon have some new hardware to prove it. The 26-year-old White Rock-South Surrey Titans and South Surrey Rams alum, who plays for the Montreal Alouettes, was named last week as the

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The move paid off for the Alouettes, as Whyte finished the regular season hitting 45-of-52 field goal attempts, and was tied for second in the league with 197 points. At one point in the season, he also connected on a club-record 24 straight field goals. Whyte goes up against Western nominee, Edmonton Eskimos running back Jerome Messam, for the top


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DAYS OF THE DEAD How do you remember your ancestors? The Latin American ritual Days of the Dead is one of the world’s most colourful ancestral celebrations. Inspired by this tradition, Surrey high school students have looked deep into their own backgrounds to produce visually expressive pieces that offer profound personal insights to how those living in Surrey today can relate through remembrance and respect. Presented in partnership with School District 36. On display November 15-December 23 17710-56A Avenue 604-592-6956 Hours: Tue-Fri, 9:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 10am-5pm 2011 admission sponsored by Museum Friends Society

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REWARD LOST: CAT, small, short ruddy body fur with orange stripes on legs & face. Vic: Semiahmoo Ave, between Dolphin & Cypress, near City Hall. Desperately missed !!!! 604-536-3707 Administrative Assistant Established company in Langley looking for qualified candidate to handle all clerical duties for office including, but not limited to: Greeting clients, answering and transferring calls, typing, data entry, project & site coordination, job record maint., scheduling couriers & supply orders. Applicants must have excellent English communication skills and be extremely organized. Candidate must be able to multi-task and prioritize assignments efficiently. Resume, references, cover letter & salary expectations can be sent to: or faxed to: 604-530-0980 Qualified candidates that meet these criteria will be contacted directly for an interview. No phone calls please.


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Langley Association for Community Living is seeking a female individual to provide care and support to an adult with Cerebral Palsy in his family home in Ft Langley. This position is 32 hours /week and the rate of pay is $15.54 per hour, with benefits included. Standard first aid, clear crim check etc are required. Previous exp supporting individuals with cerebral palsy and/or medical training preferred. CSW is also preferred. Quoting ISS-IH-BJ-NOV11, fax resumes to 604 534 4763 or email Thank you to all those who apply, only those selected for interview will be contacted.


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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS. Salmon Arm GM on Shuswap Lake in beautiful British Columbia requires Full-Time journeyman Automotive Technicians. Email: Fax: 250-832-5314. SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, benefits, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email:





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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.

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CHAIR Rental Opportunity at Lime Design Hair Studio in a fun, upbeat team oriented environment. Call Emil for more info: 778-239-8244 FIRST MONTH RENT FREE!! 2 Chairs avail @ TEEZERS SALON in South Surrey. $640/month incl. HST. Back bar provided & 10% retail commission .Excellent opportunity for those with full clientelle. We have a warm & friendly atmosphere & enjoy having fun!! For confidential interview call or text Rose @ 604.340.8975



Calling All Sports Minded Individuals!!!

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Peace Arch News Tuesday, November 15, 2011 EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 130


THE LEMARE GROUP is currently seeking: • Chaser • Hook Tender • Off Highway Logging Truck Driver • Boom Man • Loader Operator • Hoe Chucker • Heavy Duty Mechanic • 2nd Loader Bucker man All positions are camp-based for the Northern Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Fax resumes to : 250-956-4888 or email We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-7235051.



EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS EXPERIENCED invoicing clerk required,20-30 hours per wk (possibly leading to full-time), for Langley/Surrey based wholesale lumber company. Duties will include all aspects of A/R, A/P and office admin. Suit a take-charge individual with strong interpersonal skills who is seeking a challenge in a sometimes fast paced working environment. Computer skills are necessary. Previous lumber experience / Simply Accounting, an asset. Please fax resume to 604 576-4906 or e-mail


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

damaged concrete. Ken 604-532-0662

Qualified carpenter for all your home improvement needs. - QUALITY WORKMANSHIPD Additions D Decks D Bathrooms / Kitchens D Skylights / Windows D Tiling D Laminate Flooring ✔ Complete Renovations from Start to Finish For a No Obligation Consultation GIVE ROBERT A CALL Cell: 604-290-4964 Eves: 604-535-0603

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Call: Rick (604) 202-5184 SEMI-RETIRED contractor will do small concrete jobs. Patio’s, sidewalks, driveway’s. Re & re old or

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Detailed, prof. service-7 days/wk. Incl. laundry/dishes. Move-in/out. Refs. avail. Starting at $19/hr.


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


Black Press is collecting coatss for kids in support of the Greater Vancouver Builder’s Associations’ ons’ 16th Annual Coats for Kids Campaign to be held Nov 21 - Dec 9. Last year 3000 coats ts were wer collected by the GVHBA members bers for distribution on by the th Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau and other agencies. agenci


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ROMANA CONTRACTING. Tile Setting, from Ceramic to Granite. Happy to recommend a strategy to economically and realistically complete your Tiling Project. Call Mario at 604-839-9512


ARCO DRYWALL Ltd. Board, Tape Texture, Frame. New & Reno’s. 20 yrs exp, free est Mike 604-825-1500

Popcorn & Textured ceilings really date your home - We can give you a flat ceilinglovely to look at & easy to clean. If you have crown mouldings - no problem. Also Ceiling repairs. CALL FRIENDLY BENJAMIN 604-230-7928 or 604-538-3796 PSB DRYWALL ★ All Boarding, Taping, Framing & Texture. Insured work. Call Parm (604) 762-4657

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


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PAINTING Master in Quality & Service Int. re-paint specialist Best Prices in Town! ✯Insured, WCB, 25 Yrs Exp.✯




WANTED: Antiques & Collectable’s of all sorts. Appraisals done - Top Prices Paid-



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Running this ad for 7yrs

CUTE ENGLISH BULLDOGS. 9wks CKC, shots/health paper. $700. Email:

LABRADOODLE PUPPIES Family Based Hobby Breeder. $750 604-595-5840. Avail Nov 20th.

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Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988



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RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free!


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Call Ian 604-724-6373

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3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour

All types of Roofing



Best Local Roofs & Repairs Great price refs Paul 604-328-0527


RUSSELL TILES No Job Too Small. 18 yrs on the Peninsula. All types of tile & laminate floors. Install & Repair. Free Est. Perry 604-538-6976

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 $


UNDER $100

4 (FOUR) 16 Inch RIMS for domestic cars $100 obo. 604-535-1560 7FT. DOUGLAS FIR Christmas tree and box full of ornaments. $55. Call 604-535-5213. Very nice brass and glass 4 shelf Etagere, $95; and matching tea wagon $25. 604-535-6280.


UNDER $300

INTERIOR - EXTERIOR D Stucco painting, Cedar Siding D Repainting - Houses, Condos D Renovations D Finishing D Ceilings & Crown Moulding’s D 32 yrs exp. painters /FREE Est.

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Peninsula Tree Preservation S Pruning S Removals S Hedge Trimming ISA Certified Arbourist Fully Insured “Right Tree - Right Location”

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The White Rock Bellaire South Facing. Luxury Residence. Suit discriminating prof who only wants the best. This 2 bdrm residence offers 1031sf of incomparable luxury. $2000/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

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, quiet bldng, newly reno’d, $800 incl heat, h.wtr. & prk. Avail. Dec. 1st. Sorry no pets. 604-538- 8408

WHITE ROCK Close to Semiahmoo Mall

2 BEDROOM Concrete Hi-rise. 55+, NS/NP Heat, hot water, & light included

Call 604-538-5337 WHITE ROCK. Lrg 1 bdrm, quiet & clean. Close to beach & shops. Avail Dec 1. N/S. $725/mo. incl heat & hot water. 604-951-8632. 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


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BISSON Classic Stairglide / StairLift, Excellent Condition, biege in colour, battery pack in the event of power failure. Can be shortened / extended by the installer, Chimo Lifts. $1500. 604 536 3800 / 604 506 6667



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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 Bachelor $765/mo

COUCH 82’’ long French provincial from 1950’s, good condition, $250. 604-535-5213.




S. SURREY small clean reasonably priced apartments for seniors 55 & older. Call Mon-Fri btwn 9am-noon 604-538-8308.

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BEST FIREWOOD 32nd Season & 37,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095



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


TILE, STONE & GLASS New construction or renovations, install & repairs. Pls call Allon 604202-8902 or



Guildford 3 storey 4 bdrm T/hse, total reno’d, s/s, granite, crown, great area. $289,990. 604-716-6505


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615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY BUILDING SALE... FINAL CLEARANCE. “”ROCK BOTTOM PRICES”” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

Peace Arch Appliance

(778)997-5757, (604)587-5991

Comm. & Residential Cheapest in White Rock / South Surrey Environmentally Friendly

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.

CKC REG BLOOD HOUND pups, 1 male, 8 fem. Liver & tan, ready to go end of Nov. (604)574-5788



A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

CHOCOLATE LAB puppies, dew claws removed, vet ✔, dewormed, 9 weeks. $650. (604)850-0573


Call 604-728-8042 FIXIT PLUMBING & HEATING H/W Tanks, Reno’s, Boilers, Furn’s. Drain Cleaning. Ins. (604)596-2841

From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos


On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

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Local & Long Distance

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

• Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses

Licenced *Plumbing, *Heating & *Gas Contractor



JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly


ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.

.Watson Home Maintenance


Two 6 month old pups (1 male, 1 female) looking for a loving home. Vet checked: eyes, ears & heart Registered CKC & micro chipped Parents, champion CKC registered. Socialized with children and other animals Call : 604 - 460 - 8086

In well maintained, newly updated building. Heat, hot water and secured u/g parking stalls incld. No pets, no BBQ’s.

Professionally Managed By Gateway Property Management

Call: 604-542-5729 LIMERICK MANOR Near Langley City Hall & shops 1 bdrm - $720 - $750/month Inc. heat/storage/parking Adult oriented Sorry - no pets By appt - call 604 - 514 - 1480

SKYLINE APTS. WHITE ROCK 15321 Russell Ave Nice quiet building. 1 & 2 bdrm suites. Includes: Hot water, cable, underground parking, video surveillance. NO PETS CALL 604-536-8499

SOMERSET GARDENS (S. Sry) Family housing, 1851 Southmere Cres. E. 2bdrm appt. starts at $825. Pet friendly, nr all amen, heat, Community garden. 604-451-6676 South Sry. 152nd / 18ave beautiful condo 1140 sqft. w/ 400 sqft. patio. 2 bdrm + 2 full bath, hardwood & carpet, in suite lndry, nr library & shoppn. Avail Nov. 15. Long-term. $1325/mo inclu Heat, Hot water and Prkng. N/S N/P. Call 604-880-1783

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL 368sq ft OFFICE in Crescent Beach avail Nov 15. Upper Floor of Commercial Bld. $14/sq ft + $9.30/sq ft Triple Net + GST Call Stacey 604 538-1804 Day Mon & Wed



E.Beach executive fully reno’d 2 bdrm rancher s/s appls, granite countertops, hot tub oceanview over 7000sf lot Nov 1 $1900 + util Long term NS/NP 604-617-3551

OCEAN PARK: 12587 - 23rd Ave. 2 bdrm, 1 bath, rancher with large yard. 4 appls. Pet negotiable with deposit. Avail. Dec. 1. $1500. Sheri 604-538-3823 ext. 27 OCEAN PARK. 2 bdrm ocean view cottage. Lrg country kitchen, liv rm & dining rm areas, wood burning F/P. Fenced yard. Lam floors. huge deck. Pets neg, N/S. Immed. $1750/mo Call 604-728-1436. South Surrey 2 storey, 2 bdrm, 2 bth. peaceful garden. Walk to beach. Freeway access. 1 yr lse. N/P. N/S. Avail. Dec. 1. $1450 + shrd utils. 604-538-2247. S.SURREY/WHITE Rock, 122 - 172 St. Beautiful Summerfield homes, 2 years old, very clean, 3 level, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms house. Double garage, fully fenced yard. $2500/mo. + util., available any day after Dec.20,2011 tel.: 604-5311713 or 778-999-6223 after 3 pm. TOP floor of house in White Rock / South Surrey 3 bedroom 2 bath sunroom. New kitchen and bathrooms fenced yard. Pets ok 1595 shared utilities & laundry. Available Dec 15. 604-341-4344 WHITE Rock 3 bdrm reno. rancher, nr. all amens. 2 bth, 2 fpl. bright spacious,nice grdn, NS/P Neog. $2200 mo.+utils. 6048424899 WHITE ROCK, ocean view. 3 bdrm. main floor + loft. N/S N/P. Refs. $1500 incl utils. Call 604-531-9689. WHITE ROCK: OCEAN VIEW short term avail. or longterm. Furnished or unfurn. H/W flrs, s/s appl. Spotless, clean. 1200sf. 2 bdrm 1 bth. Heat, light incl. $1600/mo + utils. Call Shaun O’Shea for more details (604)531-1111 WHITE Rock, Short term rental 6-7 mos. 5 bdrm Roper and Kent $1600 Avail Dec 1 604-723-2000



437sq ft Office in Crescent Beach available Nov 15. Upper Floor of Detached Coach House. $13.50/sq ft + $9.25/sq ft Triple Net + GST Washroom & Kitchenette, Private Entrance & Deck. Call Stacey 604 538-1804 Day Mon & Wed CENTRAL White Rock. 1 Ground Floor Office in newly renovated building, 647 sqft bright new office, Incl washroom and u/g pkg, gross rents. 604-536-5639.



WHITE ROCK. Upper flr bright shr kitchen. $425 incl uitls. Avial immed. N/S. N/P. 778-908-0181.


OCEAN PARK. Room with ensuite w/i closet, good view, prkg, nr bus, NS/NP, $700 incl util 604-531-8147



OCEAN PARK. Uncovered safe storage only, for clean car, small trailer? $50/mo. 604-535-5953. WOMAN NEEDS underground parking, or garage for ‘73 Mustang. Accessible for in/out driving on nice days! Vic. White Rock, S.Surrey, Ocean Park. $50/mos. Call Colleen 604-889-0432



OCEAN PARK. 1 bdrm bright g/l suite. Nr shops and ocean steps. Sep entry, utils, Wood f/p, insuite laundry, heated ceramic flrs in kitchen & bath. Pets neg. Dec 1. $900/mo. Tricia 604-782-5553 OCEAN PARK 2 bdrm bsmt suite, 1100 s/f, shared laundry, n/s, $1000 incl utils/cable/net. 604-202-6582. 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 Dec1 $975m 604-542-1904 OCEAN PARK. Nice 2 bdrm grnd floor unit. F/S, share W/D. Avail now. $950/mo. incl utils. Phone 604-541-9082. PANORAMA, 1 Bdrm ste. N/P, N/S. Avail Nov 15th. Close to bus & schl. Ph: (604) 590-0308 or 961-8530. S. SURREY, 173/2d Ave. 1 bdrm. 1 yr. old. Incl. w/d, d/w, cable, WiFi. All utils. Suits single, N/S. $750/mo. 604-765-9961. S. SURREY newly reno 1 bdrm., 1 bath, incl. all utils. No ldry. $750 mo. N/P. Avail. now. (604)715-0409 White Rock - 1bdrm, all appls, w/d, prkg. Quiet, cls to bus. N/S, N/P. incl utils. f/p. $950: 778-385-5933 WHITE ROCK,1 bdrm grnd flr suite, 1 blk. fr. Peace Arch Hosp. $750. incl util & shrd lndry. Perfect for single prof. NS/NP. 604-813-0777. WHITE ROCK. Dec 1. 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: studio ste. Priv entry/lndry, wifi/cble, walk to beach. $799. Pet ok 778-908-0181

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White Rock super deluxe lge bright 2 bdrm ste, 9ft ceiling h/w flrs, radiant heat & much more Could be furnished $1295/mo 604-541-1794.



2003 VOLVO V40, S/W, Blue, loaded 155,000 kms. auto. new tires. $6600 firm. 604-538-9257.







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

2011 LAREDO 266RL

2004 MERCEDES C230 SEDAN auto, sunroof, 47k, Gold Mist Mica over blk. leather, exc. cond. local, no accid. $14,400 (604)328-1883 2005 COROLLA, LOADED, no accidents, low kms. No liens. Like new. $9200 obo. 604-596-2475. free standing dinette, elec. awning, LCD TV, elec. tongue jack, equa-flex suspension. $32,995 (Stk.30916) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

2007 Volkswagen Touareg, fully loaded, 88kms, one owner, no accidents, balance of factory warranty. $27,500 O.B.O Call - 604-542-0865 2010 SANTA FE GL, silver, 9,920 kms. $18,900. Orig owner, pristine cond. 2.4L, 6 spd, auto, shiftronic, 5 star safety rating, extra floor mats. Call Joe 604-850-0354. 7 - 9 pm. 2011 CHEV Traverse LT, 8 pass, AWD, 20,000kms. List $40,000 + HST, asking $28,900. no HST. (604)780-0777



TOWING CALL: (778)995-0287




Notice to Creditors and Others RE: The Estate of WALTER SHISTOVSKY, Deceased CREDITORS and others having claims against the estate of Walter Shistovsky, deceased, late of Surrey, B.C. are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executors at 15245 - 16th Avenue, White Rock, B.C. V4A 1R6 on or before November 18, 2011, after which date the Executors will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executors then have notice.

The Scrapper

2007 Honda Civic DXG 5 sp, 2 dr., grey, 130K, p/w, p/l, a/c, am/fm/cd, no acc. $9,500 604793-3819




1995 ALJO 21½ ‘ 5th wheel trailer, 1 owner, smoke free. Kept indoors, very clean, low mi., sleeps 6, $10,500. (604)823-6459


BEAUTIFUL Studio Suite w/full bath and kitchenette. Close to beach, hospital, shopping. Great location. Suits single, quiet professional. Available December 1. N/P, N/S. $750. To view please reply to: or call (778) 229-6267. SOUTH SURREY spacious upper home, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, fenced lot. All appl, gas f/p. Newly reno’d. Suits mature n/s couple. Cat or dog ok. $1350/mo. 604-531-4333 WHITE ROCK 15257 Victoria Ave. 180o ocean view, upper level of house, large 1 bdrm, avail immed, ns/np. $950. Sharon 604-240-9809.

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal DSI water heater, Dual pane windows, corian counter top, LCD TV, micro. outside shower, elec awning. $29,995 (Stk.30862) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

2003 FORD 30 ft. Class C Motorhome. 30,000kms. Mint cond. Asking $30,000.obo. (604)780-0777

White Rock Optometry “Caring for you and your family for over 25 years”

FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

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1986 Chev S15 White PU Truck. 6 cyl, very good canopy. Good for work. $1000. obo (604)541-6277 1993 DAKOTA extended cab, totally loaded, 2WD. $1500. obo. Call 778-908-9754 1995 Ford F150, 6 cyl. 5 spd. Blue. Lots of new parts & paint. $1595 604-597-5054 or 604-640-0024. 1995 GMC SAFARI - Mini Van, 165,000 kms. Exc. shape. $4500: (604)833-6769 2006 MONTANA, Dual Air, DVD, new tires, brakes, battery. 160kms. Asking 6,995. (604)780-0777



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Royal Trust Corporation of Canada and Tamara Warawko also known as Tamara Maurer, Executors


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FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 DLN 30309. Free Delivery. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in November, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted.



Foot Rescue



1 yr. = 1.9% 2 yr. = 2.1% 3 yr. = 2.25% 4 yr. = 2.5% 5 yr. = 2.8%

DIABETIC FOOT CARE Veterans 100% Covered The Clinic is located in

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1998 CHRYSLER SEBRING conv JXI, exc cond, good gas mileage, $4500 obo. Bob 604-765-5546. 2000 FORD FOCUS, standard trans., blue, 4 dr. sedan, CD, Air Cared. $2995 obo (604)826-0519 2004 DODGE SX - 2.0 AUTO, 146K, 4 dr, keyless alarm, a/care, cd, all pwr. $3850: (604)502-9912 2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING convertible, silver, 84 k’s. auto. Mags. $7895/obo. (604)826-0519 2007 CHRYSLER 300: $11,900 with 55,000 km in excellent condition, 604-574-9249

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1986 MAZDA 323, 4door, 206K, A/C, auto, sunroof, excellent car, recent work. New exhaust, shocks, ignition system & master cylinder, newer tires. $1800. 604-535-8940. 1999 Honda Prelude, auto. Exc. cond, good tires, loaded. Lady owned. $6000/obo 604-889-5067 2001 Honda Prelude - auto, great condit, silver, leather, 150,000k, no accidents, CD player w/IPOD dock, $8,900 obo 604-802-9195 2002 DODGE NEON R/T standard trans., white, sunroof, used eng., new timing belt & clutch. CD stacker $3995 obo. (604)826-0519

P: 604-531-1111 C: 604-202-2110 E: HomeLife Benchmark Realty #1-1920-152 St., White Rock, BC V4A 4N6

ACROSS 1. In the know 6. TV serial 10. "Free Willy" whale 14. Overshoe 16. Immobile 18. Chicken or turkey 19. Intertwine 20. Fruit pulp 21. Festival 22. Pair 24. African adventure 26. Mountain resort 29. Small amount 31. Transmit 35. Caribbean dance 37. One who plants seeds 39. Closet wood 40. Saber's cousin 41. Skin blemishes 42. Develop 43. Fade 44. Bucolic 48. Biblical pronoun 49. Plants 51. Roll or fish starter 53. Pluralizing letter 56. Processed food substance 58. On a cot 62. Clan pole 64. Certain woodwind 65. Demolish

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Tuesday November 15, 2011 PAN  

Complete November 15, 2011 issue of the Peace Arch News newspaper as it appeared in print. For more online, all the time, see www.peacearchn...

Tuesday November 15, 2011 PAN  

Complete November 15, 2011 issue of the Peace Arch News newspaper as it appeared in print. For more online, all the time, see www.peacearchn...