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Pickers’ paradise: Antique collector Albert Svab had his South Surrey property “picked” by hosts of reality TV series Canadian Pickers, which is to air the footage in an upcoming episode. � see page A11
‘Super-oxygenation’ treatment for West Beach sewage system
Cone to be a breath of fresh air in White Rock Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter
Metro Vancouver is bringing a super power to White Rock’s West Beach to help address poopy complaints and corrosion stemming from the sewer main that runs along North Bluff Road.
In a presentation to White Rock council Monday, Metro engineer Geoff Third explained the ‘superoxygenation’ equipment – which will mix pure oxygen with the sewage before it heads up Oxford Street – is a first for Canada. The system – which is funded by
Metro Vancouver – is anticipated to be installed before the warmer summer weather arrives, a time when complaints of sewer smells ramp up. It consists of an oxygen generator, a compressor and an oxygen-mixing cone. The generator and compressor
are to be installed in a sound-insulated kiosk on BNSF property at the south side of the Oxford Street pump station; the 3.7-metre high cone will stand beside it. Third noted that while adding oxygen to sewage flow on its own is not a new technique for address-
ing odour and corrosion, using the cone to do it is. Its shape enables the oxygen to be mixed freely and evenly with the flow, which will be drawn into the cone from the main line and then returned after it is oxygenated. � see page A4
Woman’s quest rescues pets
Risking radiation Hannah Sutherland
andering through Japan’s evacuation zone is like stumbling across a forgotten ghost town. There is no power or water. Few people. “It’s a strange feeling,” Chizue Lister, 39, said after returning Sunday from her 10-day quest to rescue abandoned pets in the area surrounding the Fukushima power plant. But in addition to the truckloads of workers heading to the damaged nuclear facility, there are signs of life. The White Rock resident saw black cows roaming empty streets in search of food. “When they see us, they come running to us, to me, like a dog,” Lister said, noting they’d block the road, waiting for water. She also came across 70 tied-up dairy cows. Lister thought they were merely carcasses, until some spotted her, and began making desperate noises. She realized about 20 were still alive, some struggling to stand and others shaking on the ground, looking up at her. “When they saw me, they started begging us,” she said. “That was the first day. I was shocked and cried.” Lister said she would have helped, if not for the farmers who require their livestock to die naturally in order to receive insurance compensation. She hopes awareness is raised of the cattle’s plight after video filmed by a Japanese friend is posted on YouTube.
Chizue Lister is screened for radiation upon leaving Japan’s evacuation zone, an area around the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant. While farm animals were difficult to aid, Lister said she had more success with dogs. Upon leaving White Rock for her home country April 7, she was most prepared to deal with pets, having packed leashes, collars and dishes. She didn’t waste any time after arriving at her parents’ house in Niigata at 11 p.m. that first day. She left the following morning at 4 a.m. and drove 3½ hours to Fukushima, where people within a 20-kilometre radius from the power plant have been evacuated due to radiation.
On April 12, Japan raised the severity rating of it nuclear situation to the same level of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Most shelters for evacuated residents don’t allow animals, so many who left pets behind aren’t able to retrieve them, Lister said. Only evacuees with vehicles can drive back to check on their companions. So, wearing painter’s coveralls, a mask and gloves, Lister set off to feed and relocate deserted pets. She met her friend from Tokyo and three acquaintances in the
evacuation zone – about 10 villages. “The area is so big,” Lister said, noting animals weren’t hard to find. “It’s very easy to find them. Animals are everywhere, dogs are everywhere... It was hard to catch them. Some dogs were very aggressive. Some dogs, we had to chase them.” The group soon learned to feed the emaciated animals slowly. “We had food, but then when we feed the dog – they’re very skinny and starving – so � see page A2
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Others want to help mission � from page A1 after it eats the food, it pukes. Every time. Every dog does that because they’re so starving… they can’t stop eating.” The dogs they caught were driven by Lister’s friend to Tokyo shelters and vets. The six-hour trip was made four times. Lister stayed and searched on her own. Some evacuees gave addresses in hopes their pets could be aided. She would often locate the house to find the animal already dead. “It’s unbelievable. It’s so sad, because (one) dog had a leash on it and the water was right there, but he couldn’t reach the water.” But there were happy endings, too. One evacuee staying in Tokyo asked the volunteers to look for her dog who had been left chained outside. The dog was found alive, and Lister reunited it with the woman. “We (brought) the dog to her. She just started crying,” Lister said. “But that’s one dog, right? I want everyone to meet their owner.” Lister said she found five dogs for owners, and caught another 11. It was not unusual to come across chained dogs who were well-fed, as other volunteers – Lister saw about 50 while there – are leaving food and water for them. While most dogs wandered in packs, there were some who refused to leave their homes. Lister recalled one that continually fought off other dogs from its owners’ property. “He tried to save the house. The last time I saw him, he had a big scar on his leg.” The closest Lister went to the nuclear plant was within three kilometres, when she visited a farm with 500 caged pigs. She released the less than 100 that were still alive. “They just need water, that’s why they’re dying,” she said. “They started digging like mad because they think they can smell the water there, but the water had stopped.” The volunteers made numerous trips to a nearby river in an attempt to hydrate them. When Lister went through a screening afterwards, radiation was detected on her boots. The rest of her body tested negative. In all, she went through screening twice. Working days that stretched to 7 p.m. meant she often didn’t make it to the detection stations before they closed at 5 p.m. For one of her screenings, she brought a dog found five kilometres from the plant. The
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Saldanha still has chance to win election
Votes for former candidate would add up Kevin Diakiw Black Press
The Green party will likely profit from an errant candidate who quit last week after it was reported on www.peacearchnews.com that he had a controversial post on his Facebook site. As Alan Saldanha’s name will remain on the ballots in Fleetwood-Port Kells May 2 – because he missed Elections Canada’s April 11 deadline to withdraw from the race – any votes for the former candidate still qualify for the $2-per-vote allowance afforded all Canadian political parties. “Partly, some people won’t even realize what happened, but some
will, and they want to cast the story went online, but too late for Elections Canthe Green ballot, so they go ahead and do it,” said ada to remove his name Doug McArthur, SFU profrom the May 2 ballot. The deadline to add or withfessor of public policy. Saldanha, 63, had posted draw from the race was April 11. as his favourite quote on Facebook: “If rape is ineviMcArthur predicts Saltable, lie back and enjoy it!” danha will win 1,000 votes come election time, even – a comment that outraged women’s support groups. Alan Saldanha though he is no longer in Some officials of the Green former candidate the running – votes that party had known of the will translate into $2,000 post days before, and had asked for the Greens. Saldanha to remove it. The Green Party of Canada colSaldanha told Black Press his lected $469,686 in voting allowcomments were taken out of con- ances nationally in the first quarter text, and apologized for them. He of this year. Kieran Green, the party’s direcquit the election race an hour after
tor of communications, said the day after Saldanha quit that there had been no decision on what to do with any money that will be received in the Fleetwood-Port Kells riding. “Frankly, that has not been discussed,” Green said, noting that votes cast in that riding would be more for the party than they would be for the candidate. “From our perspective, the people who still choose to do that (vote Green), are expressing their will that they still want to see a strong Green party in Canada, and so, that vote is going to the Green party.” McArthur said the politically expedient thing for the party to do
is refuse to take the money. “They can say, ‘well, we’re a registered party, and if people want to vote for us, we should be able to collect the money,’” McArthur said. “I think in the circumstances… given that there is no candidate in the race, most people would say that money doesn’t belong to them. “The common-sense argument would say ‘return the money.’” According to Elections Canada, regardless of his resignation, if Saldanha got the most votes in the riding May 2, he would be the new member of Parliament. � See feature on Fleetwood-Port Kells riding, page A29.
Miramar back up
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Dilpreet Luthra eyes a mason bee during a celebration Sunday at White Rock’s Eve Bene Butterfly Garden. The afternoon event – which marked the 10th anniversary of the Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society and the 20th anniversary of Surrey’s Wild Birds Unlimited – also included nature walks, invasive-plant removal and crafts.
A public hearing on amendments proposed for the final two towers of Bosa Properties’ four-tower Miramar Village will go ahead May 9, following council support for the changes. White Rock politicians voted unanimously Monday to give first and second reading to a bylaw that would amend the town-centre project’s zoning to accommodate an increase in the number of residential units; a reduction in the units’ sizes; a reduction in the commercial floor area; an increase in residential parking spaces; and a reduction in the project’s overall lot coverage. Changes to height, total floor area and overall design theme were not proposed for the 15177 Thrift Ave. phase. The amendments were endorsed last week at the land use and planning committee. Proponents hope to begin construction of the towers next spring. The May 9 public hearing will be held in city council chambers, at 15322 Buena Vista Ave., prior to the regular council meeting. - Tracy Holmes
Baby’s remains found in landfill
No jail time for mother who disposed of body Martin van den Hemel Black Press
A Surrey woman who disposed of her newborn son’s dead body avoided any time behind bars, but will effectively be under house arrest for the next six months. Courtny Dawn Taylor, 22, was handed a 12-month conditional sentence by Richmond provincial court Judge Jodie Werier Monday morning. During the first six months of her sentence, she’s not to leave her mother’s home – where she currently resides – save for work, court appearances, medical emergencies or a maximum of three hours per week to shop. In handing down her sentence, Werier said she could not find within a reasonable doubt that Taylor knew she was pregnant until two days before she gave birth in the washroom
of her boyfriend’s home in Richmond. But Werier declined to give Taylor a conditional discharge, as defence lawyer Chandra Corriveau had requested, and noted one sentencing report that showed she wasn’t able to give a reasonable explanation for what happened on Jan. 31, 2010. Taylor was not remorseful for what happened, according to one pre-sentencing report. Shortly after the incident, she took a nap and smoked marijuana, Judge Werier said. And while Taylor only missed one day at work, she continued to socialize, including a visit to the casino. It wasn’t until a co-worker noticed Taylor had suddenly lost a lot of weight that police were called in. They eventually confronted Taylor and her boyfriend, and the remains of her son’s body were eventually found at the
Burns Bog landfill after a three-day search. “This is a social stigma she will be burdened with for the rest of her life,” Werier said. Taylor told investigators that giving birth was a shock to her. During her pregnancy, she continued to deny to her family and boyfriend that she was pregnant. After giving birth to her son, who she claims was stillborn with an umbilical cord wrapped around his neck, she took a shower and then cleaned up the blood in the bathroom. She then woke up her boyfriend, told him what happened, and said that they should get rid of the body because it would start to decompose. They then wrapped it in a towel and placed it in a garbage bag before tossing everything in a dumpster at a nearby school.
Crown counsel Patti Tomasson argued that an 18-month conditional sentence was appropriate, including 12 months of house arrest. Tomasson argued Taylor deliberately chose to conceal her pregnancy. Taylor was deemed by one report to be at low risk to re-offend, while another said she was low-to-moderate. Taylor also received a two-year term of probation, during which she will submit to a pregnancy test in the event her probation officer orders one. She’ll also have to give up a sample of her DNA which will be placed on a federal database. Taylor is to abstain from the consumption of alcohol and drugs during her conditional sentence.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 Peace Arch News
City covers price of asbestos removal
Museum rot costs $96,000 Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter
Costs of removing rot and asbestos found during renovations at the White Rock museum has eaten away $96,000 intended for exhibits, furnishings, appliances, signage and re-branding for the new facility. The expense is â€œfar beyondâ€? the budget for the project, museum executive director Sharon Oldaker writes in an April 14 letter to city manager Peggy Clark appealing for the city to bear the cost. Monday, Oldaker got her wish, as council voted unanimously to cover the $96,000 with funds from the cityâ€™s capital works reserve â€“ after questioning why such significant problems werenâ€™t identified or planned for at the start of the project. â€œYouâ€™re an engineer. Would it not have been appropriate for somebody to take up some floorboards and have a look?â€? Coun. Al Campbell asked Jorgen Johansen, the cityâ€™s manager of engineering.
â€œCould more exploratory work have been done to make a bigger grant?â€? In 2009, federal, provincial and municipal grants totaling $967,334 were announced for the $1.375 million project. Construction got underway last fall. Johansen responded that a â€œsignificant contingencyâ€? was budgeted for, particularly given the buildingâ€™s age. However, the extent of problems was greater than anticipated. â€œUnfortunately, it was much worse than was expected,â€? Johansen said. Johansen said all of the buildingâ€™s floor joists had to be replaced. As well, asbestos floor tiles had to be removed and windows replaced. Cost of the work has left the museum â€œwith very little funds to do the things a museum normally does,â€? he said. Oldaker added the â€œextraordinary expendituresâ€? were necessary to ensure archival and museum collections are protected. In recommending council
approve the funds, Johansen noted the capital works reserve currently has an uncommitted balance of $2.2 million. Johansen also recommended the city share the $12,525 cost of an upgrade to the new buildingâ€™s power supply with funds from the cityâ€™s unallocated capital works reserve, which has an uncommitted balance of $528,200. Oldaker had asked the city to foot the full cost of the upgrade, reasoning in her letter that the city had requested the upgrade, â€œmostly for the benefit of its own programs, services and events.â€? Johansen noted the museum â€œreally canâ€™t do withoutâ€? the additional power now. The upgrade (from 200 to 400 amps) will help avoid possible operational problems during times of high power requirements and provide more power for leisure services events held on the grounds around the museum, he said. Originally anticipated to be finished in March, work on the museum is now expected complete by the end of May.
Sewage TIDES at White Rock Beach ďż˝ from page A1 The process is anticipated to eliminate odours and extend the life of the sewer line â€œall the way to the treatment plant,â€? Third said. He said corrosion has been the root of most problems â€“ including collapses â€“ on the sewer line along North Bluff Road. The â€˜super-oxygenationâ€™ system is also â€œcompletely green,â€? Third said. It will not pollute the air or water â€œwhatsoever.â€? While Coun. Doug McLean expressed concern over the safety of having pure oxygen in the area, Third assured council the risk is â€œvery low.â€? The system will be tightly sealed and closely monitored, he said. Third confirmed BNSF has approved its installation. And while the system has a â€œreasonably high initial capital cost,â€? Third said the savings realized over the long term â€“ fewer complaints and no corrosion â€“ will be worth it. After Mondayâ€™s meeting, Third told Peace Arch News costs of installation will be paid over the first year, and amount to about $22,000 per month, including the electrical costs associated with its operation. That amount is expected to drop to $7,600 per month for the next four years, and then to about $1,000 per month after that.
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Chlorination still not city-wide in White Rock
Water interest seems to wane from drinking water: letting it stand in a pitcher in which lemon juice has been added; buying one of the commercially available activated charcoal carbon filter systems; or boiling the water. Madsen acknowledges that another common concern about chlorination is disinfection byproducts, but said testing in White Rock has shown that, even at the highest concentration of chlorine, the level of byproducts is “a quarter of the lowest Health Canada guidelines for disinfection by-products.” He said chlorination provides the best residual disinfection for the lowest cost to ratepayers, but rejected the suggestion of some critics that Epcor is taking a cheap route to avoid inspection, maintenance and housekeeping costs. UV disinfection is effective for animal-originating pathogens, he said, but its protection is location-specific and could not prevent compromise of a wider system. Chlorination is still the usual backup of choice, he said. But White Rock can still pride itself on its underground spring water, he said – it doesn’t have the pathogens that exist in surface water system systems.. “That’s what UV is specifically used for – but White Rock doesn’t have to do the extra treatment that other places do.”
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Chlorination continues to be in effect in White Rock’s water system, representatives of the privately owned utility, Epcor, confirm. But the chlorination is, at present, only at Well 6 in the higher of the city’s two waterpressure systems, according to Epcor operations manager Christian Madsen. Further chlorination of the water is not likely to be implemented until a detailed design plan for the utility’s future File photo operations is drawn up and Chlorination is still not city-wide approved, he said. in White Rock’s water supply. A conceptual design report contamination of the water was – which, in addition to water later traced to a small intrusion disinfection, also looks at such factors as arsenic and magnesium of bird feces – led to upgrading of Epcor’s aging uptown treatment and disposal, seismic reservoirs and introduction of upgrades, reservoir storage and chlorination at Well 6. the provision of an additional “I know that water quality and replacement well – is not chlorination is a big concern with expected to be complete until people in the community, but a early summer, Madsen added. lot of information has come out Once that study is complete, since August, and the feedback Epcor will determine what we’ve received has not been as direction it wants to take high as expected,” he said. in a comprehensive “multi“It suggests the information barrier approach” – including requirements of some people disinfection – to ensuring a safe have been met, or that people supply of water, Madsen said. opposed to chlorine have found A detailed design plan would ways to get it out of the water.” be subject to approval by two Madsen said he advises three regulatory authorities, he noted. easy ways to remove chlorine “Fraser Health will be looking at it from the publichealth perspective,” he said. “And the B.C. THE Comptroller looks at how much it is going ELTIC to cost, and makes sure that White Rock REASURE HEST ratepayers are getting appropriate value for Tayto Crisps from JOIN US FOR THE OFFICIAL their money.” Ireland, Real Crisps REOPENING OF OUR Both the conceptual from Wales, Walker’s WHITE ROCK STORE plan and the detailed APRIL 23RD. 24TH. & 25TH. Crisps from England and all design plan would be your other British Isles 15557 MARINE DR. shared with the public Favourites “ON EAST BEACH” before changes are British, Scottish Irish made, Madsen said. WHITE ROCK, He noted company (604) 538& Welsh Teas 538-2277 staffers were surprised TUES. - SUN. Barry’s, Bewley’s, PG Tips, 11:00AM - 5:00PM that an April 7 publicTaylor’s of Harrogate, information meeting Scottish Blend, London to share findings of Cuppa, Glengettie, the recent report on Marks & Spencer, last August’s boil-water Royal Wedding Souvenirs Ty-Phoo, Edinburgh advisory drew a total of IN OUR DELI: Health & Beauty only 36 people, in all, to HAGGIS, BLACK & Star of the Sea Hall. Imperial Leather, WHITE PUDDING The advisory – Camay, Dove, Pears, Fairy, Scottish Haddock & issued because E. coli Persil, Comfort, Radox, Kippers, Meat Pies, Bridies,
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oters are used to politicians breaking, or not fulfilling, the promises made during election campaigns. For 36 days, Canada’s federal leaders are crisscrossing the country expressing their devotion to Canadians, trying to woo support of voters – many of whom would rather not be having another election. This time, Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have made some promises that would actually benefit ordinary Canadians. A $2.5-billion tax cut to allow income-sharing between parents with children, a $275-million fitness credit for adult taxpayers, and an increase to the annual limit Canadians can deposit into tax-free savings accounts from $5,000 to $10,000. But all three promises come with a clever catch. All have the proviso that they wouldn’t be enacted until the federal budget is balanced. Don’t hold your breath. With this year’s budget $29.3 billion in the red, most analysts predict it will take four to five years to balance the books. And that’s assuming there aren’t any extraordinary expenses like another recession, natural disasters or an international crisis. Canadians may never see the Tories’ pledges come to fruition. Even if they win a majority this time, those promises likely wouldn’t be enacted until the waning days of their mandate. On the one hand, these conditional promises are a clever strategy. They come with a built-in excuse so Harper can never be criticized for breaking them. And they’re a ready-made platform for the next election campaign – a seductive enticement for voters anxious to keep a little more cash in their pockets to tune out or forget about the conditions attached to those tax breaks when they mark their ballots. Perhaps this year, more than ever, fatigued voters will see beyond the sleight of hand and empty promises and be inclined to vote for the candidate, rather than voting strictly along party lines. If this is the case, a majority for any one party would seem unlikely, and with a return to a minority government, this whole exercise in democracy will have been for naught.
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Ottawa has implemented its fourANCOUVER – My weekend in the big city didn’t lack for variety. year reduction plan, and Harper noted It started with Stephen Harper’s that B.C. isn’t alone in following suit. Most provinces have cut business taxes, defence of business tax cuts, and ended including Liberal and NDP with the election of Adrian Dix provincial governments, and as BC NDP leader on a Marxism Tom Fletcher Lite program of reversing this now their federal counterparts world-wide trend and making campaign on promises to roll them back. the corporations pay. “And nobody’s doing it,” Harper I caught up with Harper on a said. “This is what’s ironic. You tour through swing ridings in Vancouver, including Vancouver look around the world. Ireland’s bankrupt, and it’s not raising its South where now-Liberal Ujjal business tax rates. The United Dosanjh hung on by 20 votes States has a deficit three times in the last of our semi-annual federal elections. ours, and President Obama, Harper hit B.C. pleading for a who’s not on my side of the political spectrum, says they majority to stop this merry-goneed to lower their tax rates.” round of elections and stabilize But let’s not let federal or the country as a player on the global business scene. provincial politicians blow smoke that I was granted a 10-minute interview, it’s their policies alone that have created 500,000 jobs across the country in two and one of my questions was about the years, or made Canada’s currency soar multi-year program of business tax cuts past the U.S. dollar. being completed by both the federal and B.C. governments. Canada’s dollar is now seen as a stable I asked Harper if B.C.’s unemployment petro-currency in an unstable world, and and investment performance suggests not it’s international lumber markets that have led to double-digit unemployment all of the savings are being reinvested. That’s because taxes are only one factor, in many B.C. towns. our economist prime minister replied. Natural gas, and foreign technology and investment in it, have been a key Business confidence has to be there, and that’s why stable, multi-year programs are part of B.C.’s recovery. And, in general, we’re starting to enjoy the effects of a needed for business plans.
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commodity boom. Then came the NDP leadership vote on Sunday. Here is a party that already has tilted itself toward the urban areas with a one member-one vote system. And it just rejected Mike Farnworth, its most popular candidate and the one with the best effort to emphasize rural and resource development. Newly anointed NDP Leader Adrian Dix is going to raise taxes on banks and those evil corporations, and use the money to subsidize post-secondary education for anyone who wants it. Meanwhile the reality for postsecondary students is that business programs are tough to get into, because students are lining up to pay the supposedly onerous tuition fees. Dix’s rhetoric about state-imposed wealth redistribution seems not so much alarming as quaint. It’s his federal counterpart, Jack Layton, who blithely promises to double a federal pension program, just as Canada’s population approaches the tipping point in 2015, where there will be more seniors than children for the first time in our history. Where Dix is alarming is when he talks about offering a positive alternative to the BC Liberals on the economy, the environment and education. His convention win was presided over by a senior official of the BC Teachers’ Federation. The NDP’s environment policy is in disarray. And on the economy, he is diametrically opposed to the global consensus. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press. email@example.com
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Indicate where HST helps us Editor: Re: Surrey businesses lobbying for HST, April 15. So, the Surrey Board of Trade is saying that most of its members are wishing to keep the HST. Can they explain why? I assume it’s probably because they’re seeing a positive effect on their bottom lines. If so, are they passing these benefits on to their customers/ clients? Are they creating new employment or somehow finding innovative ways to stimulate Surrey’s economy? Weren’t those some of the major selling points of the HST? Name some businesses and state their reasoning. Heck, if I become convinced that I, too, can actually profit from the rewards they’re reaping, perhaps I may patronize their establishment/ business/service. However, if it’s just to line their own pockets, I shall of course hesitate to darken their door. Grant Harrison, White Rock
Reasons some lash out Editor: Re: Unwelcome behaviour, April 13 letters. While waiting for an X-ray at Peace Arch Hospital, I found myself reading the April 13th issue of Peace Arch News and, ultimately, a reader’s letter written about signage in an Ocean Park medical laboratory that indicates “Foul language and abusive behaviours are not acceptable.” Ironically, while getting dressed after my X-ray, I heard a young man in the waiting area of the hospital talking on his cellphone. His language to whomever was on the other end was defiantly rude – full of F-bombs, complemented by other words not fit for the general population, not to mention the sick people sitting in the waiting area. When I came around the corner I saw the young man/boy about 18, 19 lying on a stretcher with his left arm wrapped up, obviously waiting for his X-ray. In a low voice I asked the gentleman to please watch his language. He immediately fired back, “what are you going to do about it”. My reply was “nothing,” what could I do, there were no signs giving anyone the power to do anything about it. So with the power I did have, I repeated close to what the article writer had indicated was in the Ocean Park clinic waiting room. After speaking to him about his demeanor in a public place, he fired back: “I’m in pain”. “I understand that,” I said, “but it’s not fair to those around.” I agree it’s unfortunate that some medical places or even public places need to post a sign that foul language or abusive behaviour is
unacceptable – but in the Ocean Park clinic’s case the lone technician has no power but the warning sign. We don’t know the circumstances that led to this. I’m not sure what the writer was trying to say, but people doing their job get burned out by rude and offensive attitudes, not to mention the people waiting, worried for what results the tests might bring. If the letter writer was indicating he was being treated rudely by the technician or receptionist because of no eye contact, perhaps a positive gesture to cheer up the person rather than writing an article bringing unfair attention to that particular office. I would suspect the writer was treated fairly and professionally and had no reason to write the article other than to gain political ground with the statement “government monopoly” suggesting that gave the office right to post the signs. Paul Olson, Surrey ■ Gotta tell the letter writer, John McLeod, he’s made quite a real reach here. I attended the very same lab approximately three weeks ago and was treated with nothing but respect and politeness. As a matter of fact, I’ve never been treated in any other fashion at any lab that I’ve chosen to use. Maybe, John, the person of which you speak was having a tough day.
People have those. As for the signs you saw? My wife suggests it’s because you’re in a place that is frequented by people of which most of whom are not well. When people are not well, they can tend to become irritable – much more so than when they have grocery shopping to do or are gettin’ their hair done. Might just be me, but it looks like you’re just an advocate for private medicine, and if that’s the case, you should just come out and say it. Trying to discredit an entire group of workers on the result of this one visit is insulting if not laughable. Gord Fletcher, White Rock
People in the rest of the province get twice the number of seats (per resident) in their regional colleges and universities; in the rest of the Lower Mainland, north of the Fraser, there are almost five times as many college and university seats per resident as we have at Kwantlen and SFU here in Surrey. And yet we pay the same taxes – so we lose over $30 million a year to pay for Camosun and College of New Caledonia and Capilano. Let’s get our MLAs on track to fix this shortchanging, so that the future has a chance to live here! Geoff Dean, Surrey
Educationally The injustice short-changed of it all Editor: Re: Surrey needs help to grow, April 15. Columnist Frank Bucholtz is absolutely right that Surrey needs help to grow – not just to improve its transit and transportation infrastructure, and its level of policing and health care and K-12 education funding and… Surrey also has been shortchanged for decades in the one area that is crucial, if we’re to have a healthy, sustainable, growing future: postsecondary education.
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Editor: I would like to suggest that we go back to the good old days when people like Allan Shoenborn were chained to a ring on the wall, and shared their food with the rats, on a first-come, first-served basis. (Editor’s note: Shoenborn was found guilty but not criminally responsible for the 2008 deaths of his three children.) The pathetic leniency to a creep like him makes this country a laughing stock worldwide. Not criminally responsible – what a joke. Michael Souter, Surrey
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Prior to its removal from city land overnight March 30, Carla Kikilidis takes a turn guarding a Royal Avenue tree.
I love trees, but I want my view Editor: Re: Stop tree cutting for views: mayor, April 15; View of the bay naturally fantastic, April 8 letters; et al. I hope city council is not being swayed by the small group of people who would prefer the view of trees to the ocean view which is a blessing to White Rock and the reason people settled here in the first place. I love trees but I want my view. I love looking out the window and seeing the ever-changing ocean.
Not cutting down trees for trees’ sake is getting silly. Trees are not an endangered species, but our view will become one if common sense doesn’t prevail. People need to start writing in to the newspaper if they are of the same opinion, because all of the naysayers are making lots of noise. And remember, it is the squeaky wheel that gets greased. Linda Carvajal, White Rock
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011 Peace Arch News
Dmitry Smirnov facing charges of killing former girlfriend
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A Surrey man is accused of killing his former girlfriend in Illinois after researching the state law on the death penalty, a U.S. courtroom heard last week. The Chicago Tribune is reporting that 20-year-old Dmitry Smirnov of Surrey turned himself in to police not long after Jitka Vesel was repeatedly shot in a parking lot in Oak Brook, a suburb outside of Chicago in western Illinois. Illinois prosecutors Thursday said Smirnov moved to the Chicago area in 2008 after
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A convicted North Okanagan sex offender who was once arrested in White Rock will likely never be released from a U.S. penitentiary. Sentencing is set for June 6 in Abilene, Texas for Harvey James Pelland, 76, after a U.S. federal jury convicted Pelland in March of seven counts of a superseding indictment in Lubbock, Texas in January 2011. The jury found Pelland guilty of two counts of possessing child pornography and five counts of receiving a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Pelland has been in custody since his arrest on April 6, 2009 on a state charge of failure to register as a sex offender. He pleaded guilty to the charge in July ’09. Pelland was convicted in Vernon Provincial Court in 2007 of possessing child pornography after setting up a video camera he shared with a woman and her young daughter in order to film the girl. Upon his release from prison, Pelland was to be placed on three years probation with strict conditions, which included not being allowed to attend parks, playgrounds and other areas frequented by children. He was arrested in White Rock coming out of a park. In November 2007, Canada Customs alerted Vernon RCMP that Pelland had crossed the border into the US.
On Wednesday night, Vesel was found in a parking lot with numerous shots to the head and body. Smirnov fled, but later called the Chicago police and admitted the slaying, the prosecutor said, noting police found a gun in his car and 11 casings at the scene. The prosecutor said Smirnov had gone through with a plan after researching to see if Illinois had the death penalty. Just weeks ago, Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation banning the death penalty in the state. Smirnov’s next court appearance is May 9.
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Business Improvement Association, inwhiterock.com is hoped to be ready to roll out next week. The URL was created to officially merge the Tourism White Rock and BIA websites into one go-to portal, she said. Albornoz said the campaign – in the works for about five months – uses print, online and mobile platforms to highlight the city’s merchants, tourist attractions, sports, festivals and more to residents and visitors alike. It is also integrated with social media tools such as Twitter, and other
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A North Surrey man has 60 days to remove an estimated 500 truckloads of dirt he dumped into a city ditch. Amrik Sangha, owner of Gurcharan Enterprises Ltd., at 11678 130 St. in Bridgeview, unlawfully filled a critical drainage ditch in the wetland area. The city wants Sangha to return the ditch to its previous condition. “The owner had made requests to city staff in the past, most recently in 2009, to be allowed to fill the canal and had been denied,” a staff report to council states. The owner’s son, John Sangha, told council Monday the old ditch created so many rodent problems that it became impossible to run a food-handling business. Rats tend to live in man-made slopes and ditches, said the CEO of Global Agricultural Transporting. “Our plant was like a refugee camp for rodents,” John Sangha said. The company has a full-time employee just to deal with the pest problem, he noted. His father, Amrik, said the property was run down when they purchased the property four years ago. Amrik Sangha said he tried to have pest-control agencies deal with the problem, but they wanted
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Amrik Sangha (right) and son John address city council Monday. him to deal with the ditch first. “You need the water problem solved before we can deal with the rat problem,” he said they told him. Amrik Sangha’s engineer forwarded a plan for a widened channel, with a lined wall on the side toward the Sangha property. The business owner called Surrey’s request to put it back the way it was a “1997 solution to a 2011 problem.” The city outlined a litany of problems with the site, including structures that have been built without permits and encroachments into the city’s rights of way on the property. Since 1995, the City of Surrey has spent $10 million on drainage improvements in the area.
The city’s engineer said the previous ditch system offers better floodwater protection. The city’s lawyer told council that issuing an order for remedial action is council’s best course. “The infill is a nuisance and presents a potential flooding hazard,” he said. “We want to make sure this doesn’t happen again and that people will think twice before doing this to their property.” Amrik Sangha said earlier this month it cost him $1 million to fill the ditch, and expects it to cost another $500,000 to remediate it. Council this week supported a remediation order, asking staff to work with Sangha on an acceptable removal plan and report back to council in 30 days. He has 60 days to complete the work.
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Thrill of the hunt Hannah Sutherland
n the outside, the long, steel storage containers lining Albert Svab’s 20-acre property don’t look like anything special. So when the South Surrey antique collector begins to unlock one after offering to give a tour of his “barbershop,” there is a moment of hesitation – and confusion – from his guests. “You’ll see,” he says, with a wry smile before swinging open the doors. The astonishing transformation begins with striped barbers poles hanging in the entrance, and continues into the narrow hallway lined with nine barbershop chairs, some dating back to the mid- to late-1800s. Above, the walls are covered with all manner of olden-day barber’s tools, including an assortment of straight razors and leather Brian Giebelhaus photos strops. Albert Svab sits at his desk, surrounded There are similar surprises behind all the by antiques. Right, fruit-shaped ice-cream other closed doors on Svab’s property. parlour syrup bottles; far right, a dentist’s His “coffee shop” – also a cargo container travel case, complete with tools; bottom – houses an old cheese slicer, Italian coffee right, Svab with a Shell portable gas pump. maker and collection of antique coffee grinders, one of which is worth $25,000. he sent – asked if it could be featured in an Another trailer is filled entirely of stoves. episode to air sometime between now and Svab, owner of an excavation company, July. estimates there are 6,000 antiques stored in Svab, who was already a fan of TV show various containers, buildings and trailers American Pickers, said Smithens and Cozens throughout his estate. visited on a rainy November day, exhibiting The accumulation – the result of a passion a unique style that sets them apart from their he and wife Norma have for old counterparts in the original U.S. and unique items – would be series. ❝It kind of gets considered a gold mine to most Often donning cowboy hats, in your blood and blue jeans and tasseled jackets, collectors. TV reality show hosts you’re always the Calgary natives came across Sheldon Smithens and Scott Cozens certainly thought so. as nice, knowledgeable guys who looking for The pair visited the home last on the valuable stuff,” something great.❞ “focused winter during a stop in B.C. for Svab said. Albert Svab the filming of Canadian Pickers, “We had a total ball.” collector which premiered on History They spent close to $2,000, Television April 12. picking signs, four coffee grinders The show follows Smithens and Cozens (three unfinished and one refurbished), a as they travel coast-to-coast, rummaging dog sled and a 250-year-old wrought-iron through people’s barns, attics and basements gate from Egypt. in search of the perfect “pick.” The hosts Although the majority of their antiques are offer to buy pieces from owners with the for sale, there are a few items the Svabs can’t intention of turning a profit. let go. Such was the case when the pickers Producers heard of Svab’s collection zeroed in on Norma’s fruit-shaped ice through word-of-mouth, and – after seeing cream-parlour syrup bottles. proof of its immensity from 132 pictures “They were bent on getting her over and
selling those containers,” Svab recalled. The pickers also showed interest in one of Svab’s 15 accordions, an instrument he picked up at seven years old, when growing up in Saskatchewan. Svab said the crew filmed a shot of him playing Beer Barrel Polka while Smithens and Cozens danced around his kitchen. “They started swinging each other and dancing,” he said. “The film crew went crazy.” The experience was fun, which is the sole reason the Svabs started antiquing in the first place. While Svab started collecting tractors in 1988, it was five years later that he and � see page A12
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Albert Svab plays one of his antique accordions. dental instruments, teeth and even a vile of novocaine. “I don’t want to clean anything,” he said, noting some antiques are better left unrestored. “The feeling is when you see those teeth, you smell the novocaine... you can’t restore that.” Svab’s plan for the collection – which has also been perused by movie crews, mostly
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Hundreds expected at Good Friday march A Good Friday tradition that last year attracted more than 250 people to march for Jesus is set to take place April 22. Sponsored by the Peninsula Pastors’ Network, Meet Me at the Cross is an invitation to community members to join together for a special service and march from the South Surrey water tower to Life Church, 2265 152 St. Rev. Peter Klenner, who had led the
event for three years, said it is held at the water tower because the site is the highest point on the Peninsula – “closest to heaven.” Those interested should meet at the water tower at 8:30 a.m. Parking and shuttle buses are available from the church at 7:45 a.m. For more information, call 604-2095570 or 604-531-8301. - Black Press
Legacy deadline approaching The deadline to nominate individuals for recognition under White Rock’s Living Legacies program is May 1. The program honours current and former residents who have contributed to the success, well-being and livability of White Rock. Since 2005, 25 citizens have been cited. Those wishing to nominate someone for the next round of honours
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Holy Thursday - April 21st , 2011
Mass of the Lordâ€™s Supper Good Shepherd Church - 6:30 pm Altar of Repose (following Mass until midnight)
Good Friday - April 22nd, 2011
Stations of the Cross: Good Shepherd Church - 11:00 am Star of the Sea Church - 9:00 am Veneration of the Cross: Good Shepherd Church - 3:00 pm Star of the Sea Church - 3:00 pm Scripture Service: Good Shepherd Church - 7:00pm
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Good Shepherd Church Blessing of Easter Food - 12 Noon - Easter Vigil - 9:00 pm
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Peace Arch News Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Perimeter Road protesters aiming to protect trees Jeff Nagel Black Press
Opponents of the South Fraser Perimeter Road are planning an extended occupation of a section of the route in a new bid to defeat the contentious truck freeway project they condemn as a climate crime. The sit-in starts this Friday, Earth Day, along with the planting of trees in an area that’s already been clear cut and prepped for the road in North Delta’s Anniedale neighbourhood. It’s being co-ordinated by activists from multiple groups under the banner of stopthepave.org. “We’re going to go in there and reforest that area,” organizer Eric Doherty said. “And then some of us are going to stay for at least 48 hours to protect those trees.” He predicts some activists will camp out at the site for several days at least. The groups have a lawyer at the ready and hope to impede work on the road. Doherty said he believes direct action coupled with a court challenge launched by the Burns Bog Conservation Society can still stop construction of the $1.2-billion perimeter road, which will run 40 kilometres from Deltaport to the Golden Ears Bridge and Highway 1. The money can be instead devoted to public transit, he said, and the land already acquired can become a park. “It’s too beautiful a spot and too ecologically important to be anything other than parkland.” If they’re to win, victory will have to come soon. The project is 27 per cent built and slated to finish in two stages by late 2012 and late 2013. More than 560 properties have
Opponents of the Perimeter Road project are planning a protest. been acquired, including 93 homes that have or are being demolished, a dozen of which were expropriated. Construction is underway throughout the route. A transportation ministry spokesperson said peaceful protests are part of the democratic process and didn’t anticipate any work would be held up. The spokesperson added the entire route is a construction site and it will be important to ensure public safety. The province is spending $80 million on agricultural improvements, water management protection for Burns Bog, fish habitat upgrades and remediation of old landfills and contaminated sites. That’s all a requirement of the federal and provincial environmental approvals for the project. But critics contend the projects is coming at the expense of large swathes of farmland, some of the best First Nations archaelogical sites in the region and considerable amounts of wildlife and riparian zones. North Surrey resident Tom Jaugelis thinks the habitat damage will be severe in areas where
crews have already begun to cut directly into the bank of the Fraser River. “It’s really hard to imagine how they’re going to be able to fit four lanes of traffic in a lot of those areas,” said Jaugelis, one of the campaigners against the road. Seoul, Korea, recently removed a freeway and restored urban streams and habitat, he noted. “It’s hard to imagine some really forward-looking cities are doing those kinds of things, while we’re about to literally pave the bank of the Fraser River.” Even if the SFPR can’t be stopped, Doherty said, the fight could help thwart the planned North Fraser Perimeter Road or other highway expansions in future. “It’s got to come to an end or else we’re going to cook the planet,” said Doherty, who expects the perimeter road will encourage more road use, causing it to fill up while increasing local pollution and carbon emissions. North Delta NDP MLA Guy Gentner said he’ll participate in the protest and said the route may ease traffic over the short term but will ultimately add to congestion. He said if it was up to him, he would halt the project. “This is a road to nowhere,” Gentner said. “It’s a colossal waste of money. It’s going to move toll evaders from the Port Mann to the Alex Fraser and it’s going to be one big parking lot – a mess for North Delta.” Asked if that meant tearing up the contract with the private partner, he said an NDP government would review the contract and carefully study its options, adding any decision would be up to the party’s leader.
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PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING If you could plan the best park in the neighbourhood, what would you create? Now is your chance! McCaud Park, located on Kent Street and North Bluff Road, is currently a neighbourhood green space, but could become much more based on the desires of the surrounding residents. If you have a vision for the future of McCaud Park, visit the upcoming Public Information Meeting and be involved in guiding the future of your neighbourhood park! When: Tuesday, April 26 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Where: Kent Street Activity Centre, 1475 Kent Street A questionnaire will be available at the meeting and on-line. For more information, call Engineering and Municipal Operations at 604.541.2181. Be involved in the future of McCaud Park!
TOWN CENTRE URBAN DESIGN PLAN Residents, land and business owners of White Rock are invited to view and comment on the results of the Design Charrette for the Town Centre Urban Design Plan. In this regard, representatives from the community, businesses, land owners, and developers are participating in a Charrette to explore options for conceptual land use and building layouts, open space and streetscape improvements, green infrastructure strategies, and street crosssections. They will develop conceptual diagrams and drawings describing the ideas generated. The outcome of this process will be presented for general public viewing as follows: When: Thursday, April 21 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Where: White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Avenue Please contact Bonnie Hardeo at 604.541.2136 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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Critics say further DFO cuts should be put on hold
Sockeye inquiry zeroes in on threat to fish habitat Jeff Nagel Black Press
Salmon advocates say federal fisheries staff in B.C. should be shielded from planned government cuts to avoid compromising potential recommendations of the inquiry underway into the collapse of Fraser River sockeye. The planned cuts announced last month aim to carve nearly $57 million out of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans budget over the next couple of years. Sto:lo fishery advisor Ernie Crey said Justice Bruce Cohen’s commission has been hearing evidence on the state of the fishery for months and may well hand down findings next year that call for new initiatives – and increased spending – to improve salmon science, habitat protection and fishery monitoring. “It will make a mockery of the inquiry to make those cuts,” he said. “Don’t start swinging the axe until Justice Cohen comes down with his findings. It makes no sense.” Crey spoke out after the Fraser sockeye inquiry heard evidence showing habitat protection efforts on which sockeye depend are already in deep trouble because of past cutbacks and policy changes. One exhibit tabled was an internal note penned a couple of years ago by a Kamloop-based DFO habitat and enforcement manager who bluntly outlined the challenges. “We can’t keep up,” Jason Hwang said in the note, in which he cited “huge” amounts of development in the Thompson, Okanagan, Nicola and Shuswap regions and long backlogs to examine proposals for possible habitat threats. “We are not able to pursue smaller occurrences that in the past we have pursued and prosecuted.” Regulatory streamlining, a poorly co-ordinated referral system and staff cuts have reduced DFO capacity to respond, his note said, resulting in an overall failure to achieve the department’s
policy of no net loss of fish habitat where developers must compensate for any damage they do. “Our staff are very disillusioned that the department is not doing more to address this.” Hwang’s note also warned logging in the Interior had increased massively to salvage timber killed by mountain pine beetles. “We are totally disengaged from operational forestry,” he wrote. “We don’t have a handle on what is going on, and are not providing any meaningful guidance on what we would like to see for fish.” A report on habitat enforcement tabled with the inquiry showed the number of patrols, sites checked and violations observed plunged at least 75 per cent each after DFO staff cuts were imposed in 2005. Watershed Watch Salmon Society executive director Craig Orr, who has been observing the hearings, said the testimony confirms what environmental groups have long believed – salmon protection is taking a back seat to the demands of industry and business. “Government appears to be further streamlining how easy it is to develop around salmon habitat,” Orr said. “We think it
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by staff who felt it lowered the bar on habitat protection and primarily aimed
to speed economic development. “It takes DFO more out of the picture and puts consultants in on okaying development,” Orr said. “We just think that’s the wrong way to go.” Georgia Strait Alliance executive director Christianne Wilhelmson added DFO largely refuses to prosecute habitat offenders, because of the time and cost involved.
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Please plan your routes accordingly. Refer to the map for parade routing. We wish the organizers of the Vaisakhi Parade good luck with their event this year. For more information visit www.surreyvaisakhiparade.ca
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The parade will begin at approximately 9:30 AM at Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar, located at 12885-85 Avenue, and will conclude there at approximately 4:00 PM. To facilitate parade activities, area residents and businesses should be advised there will be: • Road Closures • Trafﬁc Disruptions • Restricted Access • Temporary Parking Restrictions
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Throughout the year Surrey plays host to many events which are organized by a variety of community groups and cultural organizations. City Council makes every attempt to accommodate these events while recognizing that some impact the community more than others. Surrey’s diversity offers the opportunity to experience the traditions and customs of other cultures. City Council works to promote respect and understanding for each cultural group within our city. This support manifests itself in recognizing and supporting important occasions and traditions. Measures, such as printed event notices in local newspapers and the advanced posting of traffic disruption notices, are taken to minimize the impact as much as possible. RCMP and BC Ambulance Service are present at such events to aid the community and ensure the event is as safe and controlled as possible. The annual Vaisakhi Parade is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 23, 2011.
Amid a growing clamour by horsemen to extend the harness racing season at Fraser Downs in 2012, owner Great Canadian Gaming Corp. is standing firm. A split, six-month season is the best way to preserve horse racing at both of the company’s B.C. racetracks, Fraser Downs and Hastings Park, where the 2011 thoroughbred season gets underway Saturday. “When you have standardbred and thoroughbred racing, the last thing you want to do is to have them compete for the entertainment dollar,” Howard Blank, Great Canadian’s vicepresident of marketing, said, responding to the decision by B.C.’s standardbred industry to press for a longer season, warning thousands of jobs across the Fraser Valley are at stake. “We said that (a 10-month season) was something we didn’t feel was viable and the horse racing committee agreed,” he said. “The six-month season is the way to go.” Blank said Great Canadian and the committee studying ways to keep B.C.’s horse racing sectors viable agree the two racetracks must avoid competing for customers. Great Canadian is hoping to finalize the fall 2011 and 2012 racing seasons by the end of May, earlier than last year, when race days at Fraser Downs were cut by 30 per cent and the 2011 season was temporarily suspended. It’s too soon to tell whether the Public Gaming and Enforcement Branch will approve a longer season in 2012 – or if eight conditional race dates will be added to the fall 2011 schedule, bringing the total number of race days this year to 82. Average race handles, the number of B.C.owned horse starts, and the number of horses per race are among the factors that will determine if those conditional dates are approved.
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Drilling work finished on Metro water tunnels Jeff Nagel Black Press
After years of litigation and major cost overruns for Metro Vancouver, drilling work is now finished on twin water tunnels deep inside Grouse Mountain. A tunnel boring machine broke through to daylight Friday morning, marking a key milestone in the $800-million Seymour-Capilano Filtration Project. Itâ€™s a moment of relief for Metro Vancouver politicians, who fired original tunneling contractor Bilfinger Berger after it halted work in early 2008, saying crews encountered unstable rock. Metro retendered the contract and a different firm finished the job. â€œWeâ€™ve made great progress, despite some unexpected challenges,â€? Metro water committee chair Tim Stevenson said, referring to the tunneling delay. â€œAnother contractor has completed the tunnel boring work, using the original engineering designs and the same tunnel bor-
ing machines as the former contractor.â€? The filtration plant itself started filtering water from the Seymour reservoir more than a year ago. But itâ€™s expected to take until 2013 before more additional work is done to complete the tunnels and begin filtering water from the Capilano reservoir as well. The cost of the tunnels went $170 million over the original budget, but Metro is suing Bilfinger over the contract termination and could recover some costs if it wins a trial slated for late 2012. The tunnels are four metres in diameter and about seven kilometres long. The system, which also disinfects using ultraviolet light and chlorine, should eliminate rare bouts of turbid, cloudy water that sometimes occur when storms or mudslides stir up silt in the North Shore reservoirs. Thereâ€™s conflicting evidence as to whether the discoloured water at such times poses any real elevated health risk or just looks
unappealing. The Seymour Capilano Filtration Project is one factor pushing up regional taxes and thatâ€™s also part of the reason Metro has been urging residents to use tap water rather than bottled water. Once Capilano is on stream, the plant will filter up to 1.8 billion litres of water a day, serving 70 per cent of Metro Vancouver residents. Metroâ€™s eastern suburbs get their water primarily from the Coquitlam source, rather than the North Shore. Work begins this summer on a $110-million ultraviolet light disinfection plant for the Coquitlam reservoir. That project is to be finished by late 2013, when advanced treatment should be in place for all three Metro reservoirs. The water projects are major factors driving up regional taxes and water fees. Metro water rates are expected to rise 40 per cent to $300 per household by 2015.
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TransLink’s tax rates hit hot markets harder Jeff Nagel Black Press
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Unionized SkyTrain workers have ratified a new three-year contract that ensures labour peace on the Expo and Millennium Lines. The deal with TransLink’s SkyTrain subsidiary gives the roughly 530 members of CUPE local 7000 a three per cent pay hike in the first year, retroactive to last September. Trades workers get an extra half point. Wage increases in the second and third years will be tied to whatever settlement is reached with bus drivers and maintenance workers at Coast Mountain Bus Co., where bargaining has just begun. The SkyTrain employees include attendants, control room operators, administrative staff and other workers who maintain trains, tracks and stations. Canada Line workers represented by the BC Government Employees Union have also ratified a three-year first contract.
with the additional revenue to the three per cent limit coming from new construction. The board can ask for higher property taxes beyond inflation to fund expansion plans, but only with the mayors’ approval. Mayors last December rejected a board request for such an increase to pay TransLink’s share of the Evergreen Line costs. It would have raised the average home’s TransLink tax by at least $35 per year. Talks have resumed between the mayors and the province in a search for alternative funding sources. The cities continue to take the position TransLink property tax can’t go any higher. “It is limited out providing the existing level of service and cannot be relied on going forward as the transportation system is expanded,” said mayors council chair Richard Walton, mayor of North Vancouver District. “Property tax is a wealth tax and not even a very good one as it is passed on to renters and doesn’t differentiate between various equity levels people have in their homes.” TransLink will take in a total of $297 million in property taxes this year.
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TransLink’s property taxes are taking a deeper bite from Metro Vancouver home owners in parts of the region where real estate prices are being rapidly bid up by an influx of foreign buyers. TransLink’s board earlier this month approved property tax rates that will see the average home pay the transportation authority an extra $4.16 this year, or a total of $228.21. That’s based on the average 2011 residential property assessment of $652,000 – which climbed 10.7 per cent from a year ago. But property values are rising at different rates in different cities around the region and homes in supercharged markets will pay considerably more. TransLink spokesman Ken Hardie said the authority tries to strike a balance but must apply the same residential tax rate consistently across the region – this year it’s $0.35 per $1,000 assessed value. Richmond has seen median house prices spike to more than $1 million in recent months amid a surge of interest from mainland Chinese buyers. That activity isn’t yet fully
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Adrian Dix wins BC NDP leadership race Tom Fletcher Black Press
Vancouver-Kingsway Adrian Dix won the BC NDP leadership race Sunday, finishing with 9,772 party members supporting him after the third round of voting. Dix emerged on top after the first round of live voting by NDP members, with 7,368 votes. Veteran Port Coquitlam MLA Mike Farnworth, who was believed by many to be the front-runner, was close behind with 6,979. Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan was third with 4,844 and marijuana activist Dana Larsen was dropped from the ballot with 531 supporters. In the second round, Dix extended his lead with 7,748 votes, while Farnworth’s total dipped slightly as about 250 voters didn’t cast secondround ballots. Horgan increased his total to 5,034 in the second round, but was dropped from the ballot for the decisive third round and refused to indicate a preference. In the final round, Farnworth made it close with 9,095 votes, 48 per cent of the total who stayed in the voting to the end. Polls of the general public throughout the three-month leadership campaign consistently put Farnworth in front
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Johnston found guilty of murder to kick his victim when he fell to the floor. Justice Crawford said although Johnston exaggerated the details of the murder – he said he used four knives instead of two – he called the confession accurate and freely given. “As he acted out what happened, it makes the video statement compelling evidence against him,” Crawford said, ruling he was satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that Johnston killed Fraser. About a half-dozen crane truck operators showed up at the courthouse, saluting Fraser, their former co-worker. “Thirteen years later and we’ve got all these truck drivers out again. What a tribute to Vic,” beamed Jeanie Fraser. Johnston will be sentenced at a later date.
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Thirteen years after Vic Fraser’s murder in Surrey, family and friends of the popular trucker broke down in tears and hugged one another Friday after hearing Gary Donald Johnston had been convicted of seconddegree murder. Johnston, bearded with a pony tail, stood and nodded at Supreme Court Justice Robert Crawford after hearing the decision and was led back into custody. “I can’t think of a Evan Seal photo word right now,” Vic’s Jeanie Fraser, sister of murder victim Vic Fraser, celebrates guilty verdict tearful sister, Jeanie, said outside New West courthouse with former work colleague Scott Cunnian. outside the courthouse in New Westminster. Johnston later phoned Crawford, “but I found a Montreal hotel room “Thankful. I just feel his brother and burned captured Johnston him truthful in court.” thankful and blessed. the clothes he wore Also shown during describing how he was “Justice has been during the murder. the trial was video robbing Jeanie’s home served,” she said, noting The Crown called footage of Johnston’s when Vic showed up. she and Vic’s family and three witnesses who conversations with a The video shows him friends had waited 4,745 testified Johnston standing up, gesturing police officer posing as days for that justice. “It’s confessed to the an undercover crime with both arms how he been a long haul.” murder: his brother boss in 2009. stabbed him in the neck Victor Fraser was Mike, acquaintance and how he proceeded A hidden camera in killed March 10, 1998 Rick Smith from after walking in on Saskatchewan, and a Gary Johnston, who police officer who posed was robbing Jeanie’s as a crime boss in an house in the Bridgeview undercover operation. neighbourhood The defence of Surrey. did not call Johnston any evidence, S U R R EY M U S E U M wasn’t charged but argued until 2009. some of the In testimony witnesses were during the disreputable. month-long In reading trial that began his oral in March, decision Friday the Crown Vic Fraser morning, contended that murder victim Justice on the day of Crawford said The Surrey Museum Wants to Showcase the murder, he agreed “they are Johnston rode a bike Local Collectors’ Treasures! patently unsavoury to Jeanie’s home in the characters,” referring to An upcoming exhibit at the Surrey rain. He knew Jeanie Mike Johnston, a drug Museum will feature the unique and her home well as user with mental health items people collect. You are invited he had lived next door issues, and Rick Smith, to share a highlight from your to her. who was convicted Vic Fraser interrupted collection to be featured in the along with Gary the robbery, the Crown exhibition, Krazy Collectors. Johnston for a separate said, showing up while murder in Regina. From pens, to stamps, telegraph Johnston was gathering Crawford said he insulators, china, dolls, old radios, items to steal. The believed Smith’s spoons or other treasures, collectors two men had met testimony that he have interesting stories to tell about before and greeted one was afraid of Gary, what and why they collect. another, but Johnston determining Smith was grew concerned that To join this fun community interested in seeing him Vic would become stay behind bars for his exhibition please contact our suspicious. So he went own safety. Exhibition Assistant at 604-502-6462 behind him, grabbed As for Mike Johnston, or by e-mail email@example.com serrated knives from Crawford said while Krazy Collectors will be on display the kitchen counter and the brother’s memory at the Surrey Museum from stabbed him several was lacking some times in the neck, July 19-December 22, 2011. of the time, Mike breaking the blades was very clear about off the handles in the many details. He may process. Fraser also had have been “unkempt” broken ribs and a pot 17710–56A Avenue and uncertain of broken over his head. his memories, said
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April 20 2011 - April 23 2011 ARIES
(March 21-April 19)
(Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Many things are happening to you in a humorous way. You know how to face up to them and you feel happy. You need to talk to your friends.
You have the ability to feel really free. You don’t want to waste your energies on just anything. You really love your family and you value them more than ever.
(April 20-May 19) You are asking yourself how you should act regarding things that happened a long time ago. This is connected to your financial life. You don’t want to live with a feeling of resentment. You want to keep your joie de vivre.
(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) The Sun causes you to head straight towards everything connected with your ideals in life. This brings you happiness. Live it to the fullest, and it will benefit your health.
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(May 21-June 20) You give a lot of importance to thinking carefully about your future. You have some very serious ideas concerning your work. You will be able to do some things that will make you popular.
You feel sure of yourself, and now Planet Mercury causes you to lead others to understand some things. These things are connected to your closest friendships.
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You would love to change your life in a radical way. More than ever, this is necessary for your equilibrium. Be You need to explain to the person you careful that you don’t neglect anyone. love what you are really feeling at You are very sure of yourself where the moment. This is essential to your your commitments are concerned. happiness. You must be very loyal.
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(July 23-Aug. 22) The Moon makes you very shrewd. You don’t believe everything you hear. You have good judgement, and this is a very good thing. You are beginning to understand this.
This is an exhausting week for you on several levels. You need to recharge your batteries, morally speaking. Take your time and see what is peaceful around you. This will bring more balance to your life.
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(Feb. 19-March 20)
This is a week which brings you things that will be very useful to you in the future. You are learning to better know the people around you. Planet Saturn causes you to have some strong opinions.
You are able to better understand what is essential in your life. You are thinking seriously about changing some of the colours in your home. This will seem to give you a new lease on life.
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Prime minister speaks on prisons, tax cuts Last weekend, in his campaign for the May 2 federal election, Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a swing through B.C.’s Lower Mainland, announcing new crime measures. After a rally in Burnaby, Black Press legislative reporter Tom Fletcher asked Harper about the impact of his policies. Fletcher: Our newspaper group has just finished a series on the overcrowded state of the B.C. court system and jail system, and it’s not good. Doesn’t some of the impact of more jail sentences fall on provinces, with all these prisoners held in provincial remand initially? Harper: Some of it does. We are making investments in our corrections system, and we understand that provinces are going to have to do the same thing. We can’t be releasing people who shouldn’t be released because there aren’t adequate facilities. That’s not an excuse. One of the things people expect the government to do is run a criminal justice system. There are just too many stories of people not being incarcerated who should be incarcerated. We work with the provinces. We have a wide range of criminal code measures before Parliament, and virtually all of these are supported by the provinces. Fletcher: Will new federal prisons eventually relieve the burden on provinces? Harper: In some cases it will. My understanding is if you are sentenced to over two years you tend to go to a federal facility. We actually don’t have plans, contrary to what’s being said, to build new prisons. We’re putting some investment into some existing ones, to expand them. And if you look at the actual dollars, not much of that is due to our crime measures.
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Prime Minister Stephen Harper is joined by supporters at a campaign stop in Burnaby. Fletcher: I wanted to ask about the Afghanistan mission. There hasn’t been much discussion in the campaign. Even in families like mine, where relatives have served in the mission in Kandahar, some people are asking what have we achieved and what can we achieve in the future? Harper: It has been a very hard slog. Canada and all the countries that are involved have now been in Afghanistan for 10 years. If you look back 10 years, I wasn’t a decision maker then, but people probably thought we would have achieved more by now, but that said, I think it’s important to look at what has been achieved. The number one thing is that Afghanistan is no longer a threat to the world. Afghanistan continues to have security
problems, but none of these security problems come close to going beyond Afghanistan’s borders. That’s pretty important. Large parts of the country are actually pretty secure. Obviously the south, where we have been, is particularly bad, but other parts are much better. Kids are going to school, the people are building roads, the Afghan economy is growing. The Afghan government is gradually making progress, and of course our big thing now is to try and transfer security increasingly to the Afghans themselves. All of NATO is on a path to do that by 2014. Others may have had more ambitious goals initially. I have always said that the big challenge with Afghanistan was being able to leave the Afghans to govern their own
country, and keep their own country secure. And that has to be our mission. Fletcher: There’s been a lot of discussion about business tax cuts, and you’re in the middle of a year-by-year reduction. Harper: We’re not in the middle of it. We passed our business tax reduction package in 2007. That was four years ago. That was about the same time, 2006-07, when we brought in all of our tax breaks. We lowered the GST from seven to six to five per cent, we brought in a series of tax breaks for families and individuals, some of which we added to during the recession. And then we brought some business tax reductions, not just for the bigger firms but for small and medium sized firms as well. All of the other ones have essentially long since been implemented. This one was phased over a longer period of time, and it’s pretty well implemented now. We provided a long-term plan, four years. Businesses have been planning on all of this for four or five years. Anybody who would now demand that we change this, it would now require that we bring in legislation. That, everyone would see as a tax hike. It isn’t just the damage that would do in terms of taking money out of 100,000 employers when we’re trying to create jobs. It would impair Canada’s reputation very significantly. We have gone a long way to getting this country noticed as a place that is stable and secure during this recession. If people start to think the politics of a minority Parliament are going to unwind a four-year plan, then I think that would do serious, long-term damage to Canada’s reputation as a place to invest. See more at peacearchnews.com
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Crime, economy and health care are key concerns, candidates say RIDING PROFILE: Fleetwood-Port Kells difficult time obtaining visas here, saying the Grits would also expedite that. n 2004, Conservative Nina Grewal took “The visas are so hard, people wanting the then-new riding of Fleetwood-Port to come and see their families, it’s getting Kells and hasn’t given it up since. tougher and tougher,” Dhanoa said. “We Grewal has handily won all three elections will make it easier.” in the riding, but takes nothing for granted Thirdly, the health-care system is in need as she heads into her fourth campaign. of repair, she said, specifically noting that “You have to run hard like you were the cost of prescription medication is very running for the first time,” Grewal said. high. The most important issue in the riding, She couldn’t say how much of current Grewal said, is crime. prescriptions would be paid for by a Liberal “Crime is a really big issue in this riding government, adding she’s waiting to hear and I believe crime remains a number 1 from people during her door-knocking priority in this community,” Grewal said. campaign. She said the Conservatives have run The Liberals will also provide the most comprehensive tough-on-crime employment-insurance benefits to people agenda out of any of the federal parties. It’s caring for family members at home, she become harder for people who would carry said. guns, race their cars or become involved The funding for all these things, said in violent crime, Grewal said, adding the Dhanoa, would come from the money the Tories also increased the age of sexual Conservatives are planning to spend on consent. fighter jets. The second most important issue in the “We’re going to give it to the provincial riding, she said, is the economy. governments, and we are going to work File photo “We are going through a tough economic together,” Dhanoa said. Riding facts: downturn,” Grewal said. “But as compared Nao Fernando, the NDP candidate for the ■ Total population: 101,2001 ■ Visible minority: 37,300 ■ University degree or certificate: to the rest of the world, under Prime riding, is back for another swipe at Grewal. 12,565 ■ Median family income: $66,830 ■ Median age: 36 Minister Stephen Harper’s leadership, Last election, Fernando was 9,000 votes - Source: Statistics Canada’s 2006 Census we have weathered the worst economic off a win, but he says this time around it recession – better than other G8 nations.” will be very different. what the national cost of the program said immigration is the number 2 issue in She points to almost six quarters of He said Dhanoa will be coming to his aid would be, but said it would be completely the riding. economic growth as examples of how this in splitting the right-wing vote. He said paid for by the elimination of corporate tax Of particular concern, she said, is family country is faring compared to the rest of polling he’s seen indicates that it’s a twocuts being promised by the Conservatives. unification (when spouses and siblings join the world. way fight between himself and Grewal. “We’re going to save that money and put it each other in Canada) – a process which “We’ve created almost half-a-million new Fernando said the most important issue in in the right place,” Dhanoa said. “Those are can take up to 13 to 14 years. jobs since July 2009 and we have cut taxes,” the riding is adequate representation. all rich and big companies. They don’t need The Liberals, Dhanoa said, would shorten she said. Grewal, he’s hearing, is rarely seen around that kind of tax cut.” that time to two or three years. Grewal is up against several people who the riding. Dhanoa, who came to Canada from India, She also noted people are having a will be trying to take her job, including “Nina’s representing the people of Pam Dhanoa, a 22-year Fleetwood-Port Kells Surrey resident and local leaves much to be real estate agent, who is desired,” Fernando said. running with the Liberals. “I believe that I’m a better Dhanoa said she’s representative than Nina hearing in the riding that could ever hope to be.” the most important issue He’s also hearing that for people is access to health care is upper-most higher education. on people’s minds. “It’s become Five million people in unaffordable,” she said. this country don’t have The Liberals are family doctors, which promising a “Learning is unacceptable, said Passport” grant of up Fernando. to $6,000 per student The NDP will hire 200 LIBERTARIAN NDP LIBERAL CONSERVATIVE wanting to pursue postdoctors and 6,000 nurses Alex Joehl Nao Fernando Pam Dhanoa Nina Grewal secondary education. immediately, he said. Dhanoa couldn’t say (incumbent) � see page A30
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Leader Jack Layton’s televised debate performance last week has lifted the NDP into a tie for second place nationally with the federal Liberals at 25 per cent of voter support, according to a new Angus Reid poll. The results continue to give the Conservatives a double-digit lead with 36 per cent of decided voter support, while the Bloc Quebecois has nine points and the Green party has five per cent. The four-point gain for the NDP is attributed to the party’s move past the Liberals into second place in western Canada and its emergence as a popular federalist option in Quebec with 26 per cent support there, about 10 points behind the Bloc. Angus Reid vice-president Jaideep Mukerji credited Layton’s
April 12 debate performance for giving him a 50 per cent approval rating, the highest of any Canadian federal politician the polling firm has measured in three years. Conservative Leader Stephen Harper’s approval rating is 33 per cent, while Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff and Green Leader Elizabeth May (the latter of whom was not invited to the TV debate) both have 24 per cent. Almost as many of those polled
picked Layton as their preferred prime minister (27 per cent) as Harper (28 per cent), while Ignatieff was a distant third at 13 per cent. Mukerji noted Layton’s new fans tend to be young – the age group least likely to vote – so converting the post-debate surge into actual seat gains will depend heavily on whether the NDP can increase the turnout of younger voters. He also noted the NDP support is soft – a larger proportion say they could still change their minds. The poll found 46 per cent of B.C. respondents would vote Conservative if the election were tomorrow, compared to 28 per cent for the NDP, 16 per cent for the Liberals and nine per cent for the Greens. The poll is considered accurate to 2.2 percentage points 19 times out of 20.
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Their bats have yet to warm up this season, but the White Rock Tritons relied on pitching to win two of four games against the Okanagan Athletics last weekend. The Tritons, who sport a 4-3 record through the first two weeks of the B.C. Premier Baseball League season, and A’s played two games on both Saturday and Sunday at South Surrey Athletic Park, with all but one decided by two runs or less. “The pitchers were just unbelievable this weekend – they won all the battles,” said White Rock head coach Russ Smithson. Okanagan, 4-2 on the season, won Saturday’s opener 3-1, but White Rock took the night cap by a 1-0 score. On Sunday, the Tritons’ bats led the home team to a 5-1 win. In the second game, however, the two clubs reverted to their low-scoring ways, with the A’s winning 2-0. “It was OK to get (the split), but I was pretty disappointed, to be honest,” Smithson said. “When we get performances like that from our pitchers, but aren’t able to score two runs, it’s not that great.” In the first game, the Tritons managed just one hit off Okanagan starting pitcher Jake Maters, and scored when Nathan Ackerman – who doubled to start the inning – was moved around the bases and eventually scored on a pair of infield putouts. White Rock pitcher Josh Larsen was tagged with the loss despite impressive numbers – he pitched all seven innings, striking out three while allowing just three hits and a pair of walks. The Seaquam Secondary senior – who is committed to play at El Paso Community College next season – is 1-1 on the season with a stellar 1.08 earned-run average. The second tilt of the day was a pitchers’ duel between Tritons’ Joel Lamont and Ath-
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White Rock Tritons’ Sean McGuire pitches to an Okanagan Athletics’ batter during a game Sunday afternoon in South Surrey. letics’ Jeff May. Lamont did not allow a single run – earned or otherwise – through seven innings of work, while striking out nine, walking just one and allowing only two hits, both of them singles. “Lamont has been unbelievable for us so far this season,” Smithson said. And though he was credited with the loss, May was nearly as good on the Okanagan mound. He went the distance for the visiting squad, striking out four while allowing two hits and one earned run. White Rock left-fielder Cody Didyk drove in the game’s only run, when his single scored teammate Jackson Temple from third base. Prior to the hit, Temple walked and stole a base to put himself in scoring position. Though the first game Sunday – White Rock’s 5-1 victory – was the only one of the weekend set to see more than four total runs
cross the plate, the number was due as much to defensive miscues as offensive prowess; the two teams combined for five errors – two for Okanagan, three for White Rock. All the game’s runs were scored early, as the Tritons scored twice in the bottom of the first inning, and the A’s replied in the top of the second with one of their own. In the bottom of the second, however, White Rock exploded for three runs, lead by a double from Temple and single by Lamont. Tritons’ pitcher Shaylen Buis – who split last season between the Junior Tritons and the U18 team – started the game, striking out three and allowing just one run over five innings. He was relieved for the final two frames by Tanner Sandstrom, who scattered three hits but allowed no men on base. In the final game Sunday, pitchers again stole the show, namely Athletics’ Nolan
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Charles (Ivan) Smith There will be a memorial service for Ivan Smith at Crescent Beach Legion Branch 240 1PM Saturday April 23rd. Sandwiches and refreshments will be served after the service. The Smith family welcomes friends of Ivan and his family to share in this tribute to Ivan for a good life well-lived.
It is with much sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Ed Minke at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock. As a husband, father, grandfather and friend to many, Ed will be deeply missed for his marvelous mind, terrific sense of humor and deep-rooted faith based common sense principles. Ed is survived by Marjorie, his loving wife of 59 years, sons Greg (Marilyn) of Calgary, Peter (Veronica) of Butler, Pennsylvania and Chris (Jill) of Burlington, his sister Betty of Kitchener and his four grandchildren Michelle, Angela, Zofia and Carson. The Funeral Service was held at Valley View Funeral Home, 14660- 72nd Ave, Surrey at 10:30am Tues. April 19, 2011. The family would like to thank Dr. Baasch and the caring staff of Peace Arch Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
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Langley Apartment Drop Driver The Langley Times has an excellent opportunity for an individual contractor with a suitable van to deliver 2,300 papers to 140 apartment drops in The Langley City area. Drops will be made on Wednesday and Friday between 5:00am and 3:00pm.
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Interested applicants can call our circulation department at 604-514-6770.
A36 www.peacearchnews.com EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES BUSINESS & ADMINISTRATION trainees needed! Large & small firms seeking certified admin staff now. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-512-7116. EVERYDAY STYLE, a Canadian company, is expanding in your area. The market for our entertaining, cooking, and decor products is huge! Join us and earn money as a Consultant. Visit www.everydaystyle.com to find out more. THINK BIG! Heavy Equipment Service Technician Training. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning. High school diploma and a mechanical aptitude required. On-campus residences. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888999-7882; gprc.ab.ca/fairview.
LANGLEY BASED COMPANY looking for Super B Experienced Class 1 Driver. Steady work, great benefits. Fax resume and drivers abstract to: 604-513-8004 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783
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BEAUTIFUL NEWLY renovated salon in White Rock, under new management has chair rentals avail for Stylists and a Nail Tech. Please contact Chelsea for details 604-831-1543. CHAIR RENTAL available in a fun, modern, upbeat team oriented hair salon. Please call Emil for more info: 778-239-8244 ESTHETICIAN room in Newly reno’d salon for rent. Chairs for rent. Call for prices. 604-536-3788 or 604-790-8848
BUILDING SERVICE Worker/ Housekeeping Staff Needed! F/T positions in a Surrey Health Care Facility. Clinical cleaning experience is an asset. BSW certificate preferred but not required. To apply e-mail resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944
FULL-TIME CERTIFIED Heavy Duty Mechanic required by Bailey Western Star & Freightliner. Experience in service & repair of trucks, trailers & equipment. Fax resume to 250-286-0753 or email: email@example.com
THE LEMARE Group is currently seeking a full time highway low bed driver. Fax resume to 250-956-4888 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warehouse Clerk Entry level position available in South Surrey. Will train. Involves lifting and attention to detail. Grade 12 education, team player, fluent in English and have own transportation. Fax resume to 613-226-3728 or email to: carol.petersen@thermoﬁsher. com
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Call Lori 604-777-2195 WINTER HARBOUR, BC. Master Mechanic logging. Full time. 10 years experience minimum. Welding, excellent diagnostics, physically fit, all logging equipment. References required. Fax or email your resume to 250-969-4222 or email@example.com.
HOME CARE/SUPPORT Respite Caregivers
PLEA Community Services Society is looking for individuals and families who can provide respite care in their homes for youth aged 12 to 18, who are attending a recovery program for alcohol and/or drug addiction. Qualified applicants must be available on weekends and have a home that can accommodate one to two youth and meet all safety requirements. Training and support is provided. If interested, please call a member of our Family Recruiting Team at:
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CONCRETE FINISHERS. Edmonton-based company seeks experienced concrete finishers for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; John@RaidersConcrete.com. Cell 780-660-7130. Fax 780-444-7103.
Heavy Duty / Commercial Mechanic
P & R Western Star & Freightliner Trucks requires qualified full time Heavy Duty / Commercial Mechanic for our Duncan location. Possession of an Authorized Motor Vehicle Inspection ticket would be an asset. Excellent Wage and Beneﬁt Package. Please e-mail resume: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax: (1)-250-746-8064 JOURNEYMAN MECHANICS required immediately, NW Alberta. Heavy Duty and Automotive positions, competitive wages, benefit plan. Caterpillar experience. More info: www.ritchiebr.com. Fax 780351-3764. Email: email@example.com. PLUMBING & HEATING company seeking experienced trades for local and northern jobs. Great pay. Seeking independent plumbers and sheet metal technicians, knowledge of commercial/residential systems. Email resumes firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 604-514-7872. Questions? 604-787-8972.
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Well established Lower Mainland Mechanical Contractor req. a Plumbing and Heating Foreman for all aspects of Commercial Institutional Mechanical work. Applicants to have a MINIMUM 5 years exp. Team Environment. Long Term Opportunity. Competitive Wages, Proﬁt Sharing & Excellent Beneﬁts. Wage Commensurate w/ Exp. Fax Resume: 604.576.4739 or E-mail: email@example.com
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Papers are delivered right to your door. No need to insert ﬂyers either! Deliver 2x a week, after school, Wed. and Fri. Call the Circulation Department at 604 542 7430 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Route Number
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17001101 Bergstrom Rd, Blackburn St, Chestnut St, Coldicutt Ave, North Bluff Rd 100 17002216 Finlay St, Lee St, Maple St, North Bluff rd, Parker Pl, Russell Ave 81 18101407 140 St, 140A St, 141A St, 142 St, 18A Ave, 19 Ave, 19A Ave, 20 Ave, 20A Ave 95 18102508 133A St, 133B St, 134 St, 134a St, 135A St, 136 St, 18A Ave, 19 Ave, 20 Ave 99 18102523 133A St, 134 St, 134B St, 135A St, 136 St, 16 Ave, 16A ave, 17 Ave, 18 Ave, Amble Wood Dr 80 18102531 128 St, 128A St, 129 St, 18 Ave, 18B Ave, 19A Ave, 20 Ave 85 18102532 138 St, 139A St, 18A Ave, 18B Ave, 19A Ave, 20 Ave 41 18103603 128 St, Beckett Rd, Crescent Rd 24 18104720 147 St, 147A St, 30 Ave, 30A Ave, 31 Ave, 31A Ave 99 18411303 136 St,136B St, 137A St, 56 Ave, 56A Ave, 56B Ave, 57A Ave, 57B Ave, KG Blvd 69 18411304 King George Blvd, Trites Rd 30 18411307 139 St, 140 St, 56A Ave, 57 Ave, 57A Ave, 58A Ave, 60 Ave, Bradford Pl, Halifax 49 18411308 142 St, 144 St, 59A Ave, 60 Ave3 5 18411314 146 St, 148 St, 54 Ave, 55 Ave, 55A Ave, 56 Ave, Backerview Dr, Southview Dr 73 18411327 145 St, 145A St, 145B St, 146 St, 60 Ave, 60A Ave, 61A Ave 43 18411328 146 St, 147 St, 148 St, 60 Ave, 60A Ave, 61 Ave 76 18511832 132 St, 132A St, 133 St, 133A St, 60 Ave, 60B Ave, 61 Ave, 61A Ave, 62 Ave 91 18511804 West Boundary Dr, North Park Cres, North Park Pl 140
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COMMERCIAL TIRE REPAIRMAN req’d full time, M-F, some after hrs/on call. Must have DL, service truck provided, heavy lifting, outdoor work. $14-22/hr depending on exp. 2230 Hartley Ave, Coquitlam. fax 604-526-9429 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
GARDENERS req’d F/T in Surrey with exp in garden maint, pruning, lawn & bed work. Must have good English skills & local ref’s. Yearround work avail. Pesticide licence, snow removal & exp driving truck w/trailer an asset. Benefit package avail. Lve msg / fax, 604-599-5503
ADMIN ASSISTANT/Receptionist for Evangelical Free Church of Canada National Office email@example.com or 604-513-2183 by May 12.
130 Req. for West Coast Moulding & Millwork, Langley BC. Must have previous experience reading Blue Prints and CAD drawings, ability to build straight and curved spiral stair & experience with on site measuring and installation of prefabricated stair types. Positive attitude, dedication & willingness to learn rewarded with: • Advancement Opportunities • Excellent Remuneration & Beneﬁts.
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ALL Concrete Brick, Block & Stonework. Good job - Good price. Call Enzio (604)594-1960 SEMI-RETIRED contractor will do small concrete jobs. Patio’s, sidewalks, driveway’s. Re & re old or damaged concrete. Ken 604-532-0662
All Aspects of Drywall + Flatten Popcorn & Textured Ceilings
Saturday, April 30th 5:00 pm - 12 midnight Volunteer support is required for a variety of roles April 28 - May 1 (daytime and evening) with event set-up, tear-down and event-night support. If you are interested in volunteering, or if you would like more information… Please call 604.535.4520 email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.peacearchhospital.com
For a beautiful, clean, up to date flat ceiling. Lovely to look at, easy to clean. CALL FRIENDLY BENJAMIN 604-230-7928 or 604-538-3796 PSB DRYWALL ★ All Boarding, Taping, Framing & Texture. Insured work. Call Parm (604) 762-4657
#1 QUALITY WORK, Big or sm. Exp. Electrician avail. Reas.rates.604-773-0341. Lic#9902 ALL JOBS Big or Small. Panels, lighting, plugs, fans, hot tubs etc. Guaranteed work. 604-539-0708 Cell 604-537-1773 Lic. 26110 ALL JOBS welcome. Your trouble shooting expert. Tel/Cable incl. *Seniors Discount* Work guaranteed. Insured & Bonded. GWN Electric. 604-862-9650 Lic#99986 OVER 23 yrs exp. res/comm. Free est. Bonded #14758 Dana Thompson. 604-353-1519
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SCOTGUARD ELECTRICAL LTD.
Expert in electrical repairs & troubleshooting. Panel upgrades, Renovations Guart. work. Licensed/bonded BBB app. No job too small
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FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS VISION EXOTIK FLOORING INC.
- Hardwood Floor Specialist -Installation, Sanding, Reﬁnishing Express your unique and individual style with a custom stain. Dust free sanding. 778-995-Wood (9663). View our picture gallery at www.visionexotik.com
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There is nothing like the “Garden Girls” to maintain your garden beds. We’ll give it a face lift that will turn people’s heads!!
6 ways to wide blades
GARDEN TOPSOIL $20 per yard. Delivery available with 5 yard dump trailer. Mushroom manure $10/yard. 604-768-7571 or 604-856-4255
BOBCATS FARM TRACTORS C/W attachments
Complete lawn & garden maintenance. Fencing, rubbish removal. pressure washing, 604-502-9198.
6 FT FENCING, Retaining Walls, Blacktop/Concrete driveway’s, Reno’s, Roofing, Bobcat Service. Snow Removal. Gaary Landscaping (604)889-8957, 778-861-0220
LAWN CUT (bi-weekly) & RUBBISH REMOVAL Good Work. Low $ Price. Free Est. Call 778-686-2889.
Lawn Cutting and Beyond Free estimates. Call Mike
Classiﬁed Walk-In Service
www.mdmservices.ca Serving Since 1993
DECKING RAILINGS • Cedar • Glass • Vinyl decking • Aluminum • Trex decking • Wrought iron • Pressure treated • Trex railings • Deck repairs • Cedar • Paving stone • Pressure & Concrete Treated
(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com
For all your decorating needs why not call a Master Painter? Dan Laybourn Paint Contracting
38 Years Experience All Aspects of Painting Int./Ext. Com/Residential Free Estimates call anytime!
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Call 604-607-6659 or Cell, 604-537-3553
Darryl 604-626-7100 Visit: www.deckexperts.ca
1 CALL ABOVE all Handyman Serv Elect,. Plumb, Appls, Gen Repairs, No job too small. Sell repair & install major appls. Also do kitchen, baths, bsmt, renos. 604-588-2828.
MOVING & STORAGE
LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE
• Small & Big Moves • Internals • Single Items • Packing Supplies s r
B & B MOBILE SERVICES
MESA PAINTING INTERIOR and EXTERIOR Quality work at reas rates.Free Estimates. Michael (cell) 604-724-7458
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.
Rene’s Spray & Brush Painting cell 778-855-5361
FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1973
www.BBmoving.ca Member of BC Landscape and Nursery Association
BARKMULCH SAND & GRAVEL BOULDERS
POWER RAKING AERATING LIME AND FERTILIZER
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
Call Mike 604-953-0898
For All Types of Renovations 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
Handyman from Newfoundland
A FAST MOVING & CLEANING. Professional movers. *Garbage removal *Big/small. Insured, great rates. Free est. 778-888-9628
AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance
From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Insured ~ Licenced ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
HUDOLIN’S ON HOMES RENO’S
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“Simply the best for less”
APARTMENT MOVING PROS. We do more to save U money $... Easter Weekend Special & Gov’’t assistance moves welcome
604-957-9361 Pac-Man Movers 20 years exp ~ Reas rates. Call Kevin: (604)837-2744
Honest, reliable, quality work at good prices. Fully insured. Bathroom repairs, reno’s, taps + sink, shower, tiling, flooring laminate. Painting, drywalling, basement reno’s, door & window trim, baseboard, back splashes, cabinets, range hoods, fence & deck repair + replace, pressure washing & more. Call Robert 778-227-7779
Specializing in interior & exterior quality repaints.
Eric 604 - 219-1513 604 - 576 - 5758
POPEYE’S MOVING, Res. Comm. Free est. Surrey, Langley, White Rock. N. Delta. 604-626-6651 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240
329 PAINTING & DECORATING WHITE ROCK PAINTING
✔ Basement suites, decks ✔ Bathrooms, Kitchens ✔ Finishing work & moulding Free Estimates email@example.com
- Since 1981 Clean, professional work Free No Pressure Estimates * Brush / Roll or Spray
Call Dave: 604-862-9379
Bill Mutch 604-538-4408 604-833-1448
152 nd St.
to BC Classiﬁed Business Centre effective April 18, 2011
Friday publication Wednesday @ 5:00 pm
604.230.2217 / 604.999.5890
Copy of Certificate for soil test available upon request
Deadlines for classiﬁeds: Wednesday publication Monday @ 5:00 pm
Building Customer Conﬁdence • Fencing/Decks • Water Damage • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Finished Basements • 24 hr. Emergency Service • Grow-Op Remediation & Repair Ask about our Referral Program * BBB * Licensed * Insured * WCB
Meets or exceeds BC Landscape Standard Spec.
Hours Monday - Friday 9am - 5 pm
The ﬁnest in Outdoor Living... Design to Completion
Planter mix or turf mix
FENCING & DECKS Quality Work, Skilled Professional Cedar Hedging avail. 604-306-4255
Kitchens & Bathrooms Basement & Suite Development from Planning to Completion
Call: Kris 604-617-5561
On Time, On Budget, As Promised...
We only use .... 100% Organic Soil & Fertilizer. * Garden & Lawn Maintenance * Trimming *Pruning *Clean- up * Power Washing *** No BST ***
3 rooms for $269, 2 coats
Specializing in all types of: S Decking Systems S Railing Systems S Outdoor Living
GROUND FX LANDSCAPING LTD. Providing 20 years of quality service in hedging, planting, yard clean-ups, landscape installation and renovations. Call 604-805-6155
Running this ad for 7yrs
Carpentry ~ Tile ~ Drywall
WCB & Fully Insured
Painting, Flooring. Free Estimates. 27 years exp. Brad (604)454-7548
◆ Lawn Reno’s ◆ Hedge Trimming ◆ Spring Clean-up ◆ Power Raking ◆ Lawn Cutting Horticulture Grad BCIT Over 20 years exp
329 PAINTING & DECORATING A-TECH Services 604-230-3539
ACTIVE INSTALLATIONS Carpentry, Drywall, Paint, & Home Repairs. Wayne, 778-908-1632 25 years exp. Guaranteed, Refs.
*Seniors Disc. *Insured *23 yrs.
Residential/Commercial Window & Gutter Cleaning and Power Washing. Prompt, Friendly Professional service.
HANDYMAN. Very reliable. 20 yrs exp. Senior’s discount. Make a list. CAN DO IT ALL! 604-866-4977
PROMPT & AFFORDABLE
4 X 4 C/W bracker & hoepack
EXPERT LAWN MANAGEMENT
EX60 - EX300
Call Jerad for free estimate 604-313-5298
D Redesigning D Top Soil D Pruning D Planting D Garden/Lawn Maintenance 604-542-9029, 604-838-8341
SUPREME HEDGES +++
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ATTN: GARDEN GIRLS
WINTER GARDEN CLEAN-UP • TREE Pruning • Sculpting • Hedge Repair • Pro-Climber
Classiﬁeds by phone: Call 604-575-5555 Book Classiﬁeds Online: bcclassiﬁed.com
M.Southin & Sons Contracting
ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582
BESTWAY PAINTING & Decorating Interior/Exterior. Comm/Res. Crown Moldings. John 778-881-6737
Call Mike 604 - 240 - 7337
#102 5460 152 Street Surrey
Specializing in finish carpentry, crown moulding’s, casings, baseboards, stairs, spindles & railings, renovations. Father & Son Team 35 years exp. Many references.
Ask for Allen Certiﬁed Tradesman White Rock/S. Sry area Call (604)219-9365
“White Rock & South Surrey’s Leading Renovator since 1989”
Designing and renovating new kitchens, bathrooms, basements, house make-overs and additions since 1989
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS DEMOSSING. Gutter Cleaning. Repairs. Roofing. Power Washing, painting, cedar ridgecap. Jeff’’s House Ext. 604-802-6310 Gutters, Pressure Washing, Decks, Parking Lots, Driveways & more. *WCB *Quality Work 604-833-1462
“Georgie” award ﬁnalist-best kitchen 2008 & 2009 In-house design team and cabinet shop Let MPB make your renovation dreams come true!
www.mpbconstruction.com Showroom: Unit 62 - 15515 24th Ave. (at King George Blvd.) Tel: 604-538-9622
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LAB RETRIEVER PUPS, yellow & black, $650. Vet check, quality lineage, dew claws, 1st shots, dewormed. (604)702-0217
GARAGE SALES Garage Sale Saturday April 23 9am - 3pm
Kent Street Seniors Society ★ CAR TRUNK SALE ★
Bedroom + other furniture Running Machine
604-538-7591 13768 - 18A Ave. HUGE GARAGE SALE
Saturday, April 23rd 9:00 am - 1 pm
14057 23A AVE.
Good Fri & Sat, April 22&23, 8am2pm. 1110 161A St. (162/10th Ave) Antiques, collectibles, tools, furniture, toys, household items.
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 356
CHEAP RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free! (778)997-5757, (604)587-5991
GOT JUNK? Rubbish Removal 1-800-468-5865
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL LITTLE LOAD SPECIALIST. Sand & gravel delivered. Small orders welcome. Topsoil available. Call (604) 532-0662 days/eves.
But Dead Bodies!!
POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING
Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988
TOPLINE PRESSURE WASHING Siding, gutters, & tile roofs. We use SOAP. WCB insured 604.861.6060
Mr. Cleanup Disposal
Call Ian 604-724-6373
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS #1 Rooﬁng Company in BC
SAME DAY SERVICE Seniors Discount
Call Andrew (778)868-3374
Get your trees or tree removal done NOW while they’re dormant
✓ Tree & Stump Removal ✓ Certiﬁed Arborists ✓ 20 yrs exp. 60’ bucket truck ✓ Crown reduction ✓ Spiral pruning ✓ Fully insured. Best Rates
604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 Info: www.treeworksonline.ca
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Over 35 Years in Business
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GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs BBB, WCB $2m Liability. Clean Gutters $80. 24 hrs. 7dys/wk. 604-240-5362
Peninsula Tree Preservation
WHITE ROCK RUBBISH
S Pruning S Removals S Hedge Trimming
EXTRA CHEAP PRICES RELIABLE, SERVICE Seniors Discount
CALL ROGER 604-
ISA Certiﬁed Arbourist Fully Insured “Right Tree - Right Location”
BRUSELLS GRIFFONS pups, (monkey faced pups) $1200, home raised, parents can be viewed. Pedigrees avail. (604)463-5316 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
JUNK REMOVAL EARTH FRIENDLY On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!
Al’s Rubbish & Drywall Removal Phone: 604-531-4152 Cell: 604-783-5249 “We Can Do the Job” Best Deal DEMOLITION/RUBBISH Removal *concrete *drywall *stucco *trees *junk *etc. Ph: 604-354-4397
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 506
Chihuahua, 3.5 yr old, spayed, healthy, shots, vet chk’d. Leaving country. $200. (604)997-8601 CKC Reg.soft coated Wheaten Terrier pups, hypo-allergenic. Guarntd. Vet ✓ $1200. Call 604-533-8992 HAVANESE X, 4 1/2 yrs. Neut. M. Moving. Affectionate. Loves walks, $100. Phone (604) 574-9266.
APPLIANCES Peace Arch Appliance Service to fridges, stoves, washers, dryers & dishwashers. Reasonable. Call Mark (604)536-9092 RANGERS OCEAN PARK APPLIANCE Appliances Wanted Cash for Some. Call (604)538-9600
515 BOOKS, COINS, STAMPS CANADIAN COIN COLLECTION 1 cent to $1. Call (778)888-6442
DO-IT-YOURSELF Steel Buildings Priced for Spring Clearance - Ask about Free Delivery to most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. SAWMILLS - Band/Chainsaw SPRING SALE - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. MAKE MONEY and SAVE MONEY In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext.400OT
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Miniature Chinese Sharpei pups M/F’s available. CKC reg. $1200. 604-315-8774 www.wrinklesrus.com NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com PITT BULL, 5 1/5 mo male, blk, wht chest, friendly, needs new home, $450. (604) 852-8837 or 897-5243 PRESA CANARIO puppies, born Feb 14 brindle view/parents on farm great temp $800 604-855-6929. SPANIELS, Field & Cocker X, vet ✔, 1st & 2nd shots incl., 3 M, 1 F, no dewclaws $400. (604)313-6858 VIZSLA PUPS, CKC reg’d, shots, guaranteed. $850. ph, 604-8192115 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org WEST HIGHLAND TERRIER pups. Born Feb. 26th. 1 M, 1 F. 1st shots. vet ✓, ready April 23. $1100 each. Great with kids. 604-850-6567 Abb
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D Conversion from cedar to Asphalt, Shingles, Fibreglass D 30, 40, 50 years Warranty D WCB, BBB, Liability Ins. Free Estimates. Call Gary 604-599-5611 OR Visit
MISC. FOR SALE
FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Cash for some complete scrap cars. 604-465-7940 or 580-3439.
Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $
SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports
Haul Anything... PRESSURE WASHING
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
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Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991 Personalized All-In-One Easter Basket- OVER 50% OFF! Regular Price $32.99 YOU PAY $15.99. Includes Personalization; Plush Bunny, Chocolate; Candy and Peeps® Visit www.PersonalCreations.com/Always or Call 1-888903-0973
Furniture, Household items, Garden pots etc. Everything must go!
$38/HR!Clogged drains,drips,garbs sinks, Reno’s toilets. No job too small! Lic’d/insured. 778-888-9184
HUGE MOVING SALE
Fri Apr 22 & Sat Apr 23 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
ALLAN Const. & Asphalt. Brick, conc, drainage, found. & membrane repair. 604-618-2304; 820-2187.
SOUTH SURREY/ WHITE ROCK
Sat. April 23, 9-5pm 1836- 176 St. Tools, Bedding, Pool equip. & Furniture.
Kent Street Activity Centre 1475 Kent St., White Rock
1321 Lee St. Sat April 23rd, 9am-1pm. Rain or Shine. ‘’A Garage Saler’s Dream’’
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
ANTIQUE Sewing Machine - Pedal Type. $65/obo. (604)968-0367 BAR FRIDGE $60/OBO. (604)968-0367 LAWNMOWER - Gas powered. $65/obo. (604)968-0367 TRAMPOLINE - Like new, gently used. $50/obo. Incl netting. (604)535-0331
Antiques & Collectable’s of all sorts. Appraisals done - Top Prices Paid-
Please call Tom Douglas Phone/Fax: (604)595-0298 35 years exp.
566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS PIANO, Yamaha, 1 owner, $800. Call (604)858-4081 JOBS: Whether you’re looking to find or fill a position, this is where your search begins. Call bcclassified.com 604.575.5555
REAL ESTATE 609
WHITE ROCK. 2 Bdrm, 1 bath. New paint, laminate flrs, near mall. $244,999. Senior oriented. NS/NP. 604-536-9565 or 778-385-9565.
612 BUSINESSES FOR SALE
BIG BEAUTIFUL ARIZONA LAND $99/mo. $0 down, $0 interest, Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport Guaranteed Financing, No Credit Checks. Pre-recorded msg. 1-800-631-8164 Code 4001 www.sunsiteslandrush.com LAND LIQUIDATION 20 Acres $0 Down, $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas (2nd safest U.S. City) Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money Back Guarantee FREE Color Brochure 800-755-8953 www.sunsetranches.com
633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq. ft home including delivery and installation only $ 109,950. Many other plans available. The Home Boys 877-976-3737, 509-481-9830 or www.hbmodular.com
Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-711-8818 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca
639 REAL ESTATE SERVICES
A PLACE TO CALL HOME 880 central sqft of brite clean 2bm top-flr corner privacy for $1275 Lrg mstr w/ walkin. Reno/Carpet/Paint. Heat/Hw, Prkg, Strg, Dish/w incld. Shrd Laundry. n/p, n/s So convenient you’ll save money! Call Morgan now @ 604.339.3943
Beautiful & Affordable Kiwanis Park Place
For Adults 55 , rental apartments in a modern complex, right next to beautiful Crescent Park! On site maintenance & office staff Mon. through Friday. 1 bdrm units from $751 - $844 incls. heat, electricity and friendly reliable service.
Call 604-538-9669 for information or to visit. GUILDFORD - 2 bd top flr cnr, all new, incl appl, u/g prkg, $1000 incl hw. email@example.com 1.250.474.7743 np/s GUILDFORD - 2 bd top flr newly reno’d, new appl, u/g prkg, $900 incl ht/hw firstname.lastname@example.org 1.250.474.7743 np/s GUILDFORD - 2 bd top flr newly reno’d, new appl, u/g prkg, $900 incl ht/hw. email@example.com 1.250.474.7743 np/s GUILDFORD
WHITE ROCK SUNSET VILLA. 2 suites available ~ 1 small & 1 large. F/p, d/w, large balcony, concrete bldg. $850 - $875. Block from Semiahmoo Mall. Call for appt to view: 604-541-6276 WHITE ROCK
White Rock Gardens & Bayview Chateau 14989 Roper Avenue & 1371 Blackwood St.
QUALITY APARTMENT RENTALS IN WHITE ROCK These are condo-like building with breath taking views. This property is surrounded by impressive landscaping; Close to shopping and schools. Some suites with ocean views; Indoor & outdoor parking. Bach, one bedroom and two bedroom suites available. For more information and viewing
please call 604-531-9797
Professionally Managed By Gateway Property Management
709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL WHITE ROCK 1000 s/f space for Lease on Marine Dr. 604-377-1967
HOMES FOR RENT
ELGIN Family home, 5bdrms, 3-1/2 bths, 3500 sf, n/s, $3000: n/p. Avail. June 14th. Refs. 604-916-1659
Great location. Family complex. 1 & 2 bdrm units avail immed. Near schools, shop & bus. Security Card Access.
Luxury Retirement Living @ the PACIFICA 2511 - King George Blvd. Next to Peninsula Village Shopping Centre. 1 Bdrm, Inc. heat & light. Incl full access to all amenities. 1 person - $1250/mo. 604-250-3037
WEST BEACH Ocean front Deck
Newer Executive Townhouse approx 2000 sq. ft. 3 bdrms, den + fam rm with f/p State of the art 6 s/s appls, gourmet kitchen w/granite countertops. Double garage. N/S, N/P $2000/mo Avail May 1 152nd/34th Ave near Southpoint mall Refs req.
1 bdrm & den. Own hot-tub. U/G parking. $1450/mo. Avail. immed. 604-536-7565 WHITE ROCK
1580 EVERALL ST. Bach., 1 bdrm - $625 & up; 2 bdrms $1100 & up. Avail now. Spacious, close to beach, shops, buses, recent reno’d.
Call Mike 604-535-7206
WHITE ROCK (19th Ave). Immac 1 bdrm 3rd flr (top floor) apt, balcony, hot water heat, pkng, laundry, near shops. Seniors Welcome! Ns/np/nd, May1st. $825/mo. 604-536-3091.
WHITE ROCK 1 Bdrm, 1 bath, hrdwd, Heat, h/w, prkg. Nr amenities. Adult inspired bldg, crime free multi-housing. N/S, N/P.
(604) 541-8857, 319-0615 WHITE ROCK. 1 Bdrm corner suite in quiet bldg, nr all amens. $785/mo incl heat, H/W & hardwood flrs. N/P. 604-916-5507 or 604-218-1535.
PROPERTY Rentals Have Qualified Tenants Need Homes Townhouses/Condos S. Sry. #110, 2855-152nd. 2 bdrm, 2 bath h/w granite, grd floor. N/S. Cat ok. $1350. S.Sry. #52, 2689 Parkway. 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath townhome, Allure. N/S. N/P. $1800. S. Sry. #155, 16275-15th Ave. Lge bright 2 bdrm & den, 2.5 baths, basic cable incl. $1900. S. Sry. #317, 1787-154th. 3 bdrms, 2 baths. N/S N/P. Avial May 1. $2,000. Call Sheri M 604-535-8080 Plus! Full pictures & info. on our website www.croftagencies.com S.SURREY 155/20 Ave. 3 Bdrm, 2 baths, big lot. May 1st. $1700 + 65% utils. 604-841-9271, 454-7126. S.SURREY 2093 King George Hwy 3 bdrm rancher, 1.5 baths, lrg yard, $1595. 604-341-0371 / 518-7306.
WHITE ROCK 1 bdrm. furn. suite, 700 sq/. ft. Montery Bldg. nr. hospital $950 mo. To view call Wayne 778-883-7583 WHITE ROCK area: Spac 1 bdrm & den suite. Walk to malls, bus, rest; large deck. In-ste lndry. $1200/mo incl gas. N/P, N/S. 604-531-9457. WHITE ROCK. Large 1 bdrm suite, adult bldg, nr shops, prkg. $750 Incl heat/h/w. Np/ns. 604-596-9977
MISC. FOR SALE
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CAN’T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-981-6591. SCOOTER - VOYAGER SEL Triple 8, as new. Adjustable swivel seat. Overhead canopy & basket. Long range. Red. Mint cond. $1500/obo. Call 604-728-1436
FARMLAND FOR LONG-TERM LEASE in DELTA: 23 acres, 5450 104 St.; In Langley: 28 acres, 88 St. & 264 Ave. Land only. For info call 604-683-9641.
TANNING SALON FOR SALE 5 high end beds + spare room established clientele in busy shop ctr. turn key operation and fun poolside @telus.net or 604-809-2451
Washer & Dryer - Good working condition. $175 for both. (604)5362220 (1156 Keil Cres. W.Rock)
660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
689 WHITE ROCK SOUTH SURREY WHITE ROCK - T/H nr Semi Mall, approx. 2100 sf. 2 bdrm ea w/ensuite. Beautifully finished w/ hardwood flrs, elevator, valor f/p, heat pump & AC. Dbl garage. $599,000: 604-538-9422 or 778-228-6092
White Rock, ocean view 1bdrm 1100 sf. Furnished optional. 5appls NS/NP. $1300mo 604-761-7431 WHITE ROCK: Ocean view, nr pier, 1 & 2 bdrm apts. $950 & $1050/mo. H/w & parking incl in rent. 1081 Martin St. Refs & lease req. n/s, n/p. Val (604)767-9429
WHITE ROCK Quiet, well kept building. Hot water included. Close to shops, bus, hospital. N/P. 2 Bdrm stes. Totally reno’d $975/mo.
Houses, Townhomes, Condo’s & Suites Serving White Rock, S. Surrey, Surrey, Langley, Delta, Ladner & Tsawwassen, Steveston, New West & Coquitlam Call Now! 604-536-0220 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org WHITE ROCK. 4 yr old home, 4 bdrms up & 1 bdrm down. Available June 1st. N/P. 3000sf. $2300/mo. Phone 604-535-6262
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HOMES FOR RENT
WANT THE BEST ACCOMMODATION (Langley) Short or long term rental - one week - one year. Kick back & relax in Walnut Grove. Executive 4 bdrm. + 2.5 bath, fully furnished & equipped. Crown mouldings, laminate flooring & stainless steel appli. Jaccuzi tub and Gas F/P. Cable and WiFi. 2 car garage parking. No - Smoking inside, outdoor patio. 604.888.2226 WHITE ROCK house, 2 bdrm up and 2 bdrm down. Walk to beach & good schools. $2100+util. Or separately up $1350+util, down $900+util. NS/NP. Available May 10. Ph 604-507-8980.
CENTRAL White Rock. 1 Ground Floor Offices in newly renovated building, 1425 sqft bright new office, Incl washroom and u/g pkg, gross rents. 604-536-5639.
ROOMS FOR RENT
S SURREY: Lge. furn. bdrm., share kitchen, bath, lndry. N/S N/P. $600/mo. 604-531-5210
748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION S.SURREY Priv room w/en-ste in newer home, nice view nr shops & bus, ns/np. $700 incld utils. 604531-8147 eve/wkends. WHITE ROCK. Lrg furn bdrm with own bath, share kitch, lndry, prkg, $495. N/S. 604-535-2435 lve msg. White Rock Waterfront condo, 1 single Furn bdrm. Share bthrm/kit. $600 incl utils. N/S, N/P. 604-5363600, 604-541-2982. W.Rock-Shr house, furn bdrm $390 mo. Lg backyd. 1 blk to buss. Avail now or May 1. 604-560-3922
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SOUTH SURREY: Immaculate small studio suite, cls. to Hwy 99/US border. Must have car. Incl utils & cable, parking off street. NS/NP. Suits single professional. $600/mth. May 1st. 778-294-8859. S Surrey: SHORTTERM, Ebeach,2 bdrm, lrg living, patio, prkg. Cat ok. $1300 all inc. after May 1. 535-0346 SURREY 168/57A Ave. Brand new 2 bdrm ste, ns/np, $750 incl utils/cbl (laundry extra). Now. 778-885-5971 SURREY/Panorama area 2 bdrm bsmt ste, NP/NS. Incl cable, hydro, lndry. May 1. $675 604-599-8030 WHITE ROCK, 2 bdrm suite, (2 Ave & 173 St) incl utils/cable/wifi insuite laundry, dishwasher. NS/NP. $1050. Call Rick 604-595-1313. WHITE ROCK E. at the beach, 1.5 bdrms, 4 appls, sep laund & ent, n/s n/p, $1000 incl utils. 604-535-9933. WHITE ROCK HILLSIDE VIEW SUITE. Large one bedroom 3 minutes from the beach. Ocean view, deck, garage, fireplace, 5 appliances, private entrance. Utilities included. $1250/month. N/S N/P Available May 1st. 604-536-7336 WHITE ROCK. Lrg 1 bdrm. Lflr. Shr w/d. N/S. N/P. Nr hosp. $750 +1/3 utils. May 1. 604-321-3889 eves. WHITE ROCK, Ocean view, pool side suite, hot-tub, 2 bdrm + den, full bath, small pet ok. NS. $1950. Incl all utils. Phone 778-808-2046
OCEAN VIEW - short term rental, Furnished, 2 bdrm, 1200 sq. ft. Hardwood throughout. $2500/mo. Call Shaun O’Shea (604)531-1111 WHITE ROCK 1 Bdrm “FULLY furnished” in newer home. Priv entry, Suit 1 person. Good ref. NS/NP. $850 incl utils. 604-538-1446 WHITE ROCK. Adult oriented. 2 bdrm with W/I closets, 2 full baths 5 appls lrg deck, 2 blks to beach ample prkg, NS/NP. Avail. May 1. Drive by 1041 Ewson St. $1250 incl util. Phone 604-535-2220
LANGLEY - Walnut Grove - 1 bdrm. Full bath, grn’d lvl. insuite lndry. pri. location, incls. utils. & cbl. N/P N/S, Avail. May 1 $750mo 604.888.2226 OCEAN PARK. Nice 2 bdrm grnd floor unit in duplex. F/S, share W/D. N/S. N/P. Avail now. $950/mo. incl utils. Phone 604-541-9082. OCEAN PARK. South facing, newly renovated large 1 bdrm suite. 2 baths. W/D, F/P. $975/mo. Avail. immed. Call 604-541-4068. Ocean View - 1 bdrm suite, 800 sf, shrd lndry. Ocean Park. $900/mo. Call Shaun O’Shea (604)531-1111 PANORAMA 56/145. Bachelor suite $450. 1 bdrm. $550. NS/NP. Avail now. 778-861-1779.
WANTED TO RENT
I am a single mature financially secure professional. I am seeking a House/Condo/Townhouse in White Rock, walking distance to the beach. The property must have a fabulous water view. I require a minimum of 2 bedroom/baths + or 2 Bedroom + den. I am prepared to pay generously for such and would consider both short and long term lease. I am looking for occupancy June 1st but could adjust to May. There are many properties that have sold and but may be vacant for Realtors that could appeal to me. I am looking for quality properties only. Email me at email@example.com
63 Corvette Stingray, silver/blue in color, 327 4spd, not matching, block is from 65 vette, all other parts original. $55,000obo 778-887-9245 pic id#2313138250 Craigs List
$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309.
TRANSPORTATION 821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1992 TOYOTA COROLLA, 4 door, auto, good cond., AirCared, reliable. $1600. Call 604-889-0593
2010 Adventurer 32H
SEMIAHMOO AUTOMOTIVE OUR GOAL IS YOUR SATISFACTION #23 - 15531 - 24 Ave. S. Sry
CARS - DOMESTIC
1992 Olds 88 Royale LS, exc cond. 73,200K Fully loaded Garage kept. $3900. 604-538-8202, 202-4072 1995 LE BARON GTC convertible, V6 auto, all power options, like new in/out. $2595 obo (604)538-6986 1997 BUICK RIVIERA - 2 dr. coupe super charged, leather, loaded, sun roof, local, no accid, home link, new tires & more. $4295 (604)328-1883
1997 HONDA CRV, black, fully loaded, auto, new AirCare, 144km, $4,900. Phone (778)246-2020.
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
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Reg. $149,495 NOW $129,995 (stk. 29687) Huge Savings! 4 Day Open House – April 14-17th. Save Thousands, 350 units in stock.
2000 BMW 323i, pristine fully loaded, white, 4dr, sports pkg, $7900. 778-294-0407
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2001 HONDA CIVIC. Blue, 4 door, auto, air, tilt, cruise, p/l, 140 K, asking $4,960. Call 604-836-5931.
2011 EVER-LITE 30RLS-5
2009 TOYOTA MATRIX 4/dr auto p/w, p/l, AC, cd player, 88K, silver. $9300. Call 604-825-9477.
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES
2010 NISSAN VERSA, 4 dr. H/B, auto, red, 20,000 Km, many options, $8800 firm. 604-538-9257.
1998 Audi A4 quattro, V6, 5spd, $3300 obo. 250-3071215. 1998 BUICK PARK AVE fully loaded, like new org price $44,880 sell for $3,488. 604-574-3201 1999 PONTIAC GRAND-AM SE 4-dr. V-6, auto, loaded, no accid. Sry. area Only $1850 604.590.1661 2000 BUICK Century Burgundy, 4 dr, beige inside, elec seats. Air cared Sept. 2 years. V6. 54,000 kms. $6500/obo 604-541-8607. 2001 OLDSMOBILE Alero- Must sell, Exc. cond. $4000/obo. 604531-4346. 2001 Oldsmobile Alero, white, auto, very good cond., low kms, 1 owner, $2500 OBO. 604-618-2567. 2004 CAVALIER, 4 dr, std, AirCared, 80,000 km., $2,500 obo. Phone 604-930-4650 2006 Buick Allure CXL, 65,650 kms. V6, fully loaded exc cond. remote starter, onstar, awd heated let seats. $10,500 obo. 604-533-0815. 2006 CHEVROLET COLBALT-2 dr. sport, 5spd. exc. cond. no accid. local, fuel wise. $4995 604-328-1883
“No Wheels, No Problem”
1994 VOLVO 850 4 dr. sedan, auto, great cond. 178,000km. $4500 obo A/Crd 2012 604- 581-1568 1995 SUZUKI SWIFT - 107K. Exc cond, 5/spd, great gas mileage! Incl both Summer & Winter tires. $2500/obo. Call 604-538-5378.
Reg. $44,495 NOW $34,995 (stk. 29429) Huge Savings! 4 Day Open House – April 14-17th. Save Thousands, 350 units in stock. www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
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Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal
FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
1992 Mazda Van - auto, 4 cyl. auto, many new parts. Good cond. Aircared. $1200/obo. 604-531-5094.
2006 Northshore 30ft Travel trlr, 36” dble slides, bunk units, fully loaded. $24,000. 604-824-8970
SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288
SCRAP METAL WANTED
2004 FORD ESCAPE XLS, 2 L, 5 sp. 131 km, no accid., $5400 obo. Aircrd. 2 yrs. Phone 604-502-9912.
TRUCKS & VANS
1992 ASTRO VAN, AWD, fully loaded, aircared, $1400 obo. 604615-7408 1997 DODGE CARAVAN, 1 owner, very clean, new transm, runs good. no accid.$1200 firm 604-618-2567 2001 DODGE 1500, ext. cab, black, w/box liner 4X4 318 V8 fuel injected trailer hitch, elec trailer brake. Aircared. $13,500. Joe 604-309-7302 2002 F150. short box, 4x4, 220K, AirCared till 2012. very good condition. $6000. 604-597-3555 2005 GMC SIERRA, 6 cyl. 86K. White. New tires, longbox, alloy wheels. $8750. 778-868-9173. 2005 MONTANA SV6, loaded, Onstar, 7 pass., new front rotors & brakes. Mint. $8500. 604-812-1278
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ROAD TEST – RB Honda Pilot Touring 2011 By Rob Beintema Metroland Newspapers Carguide Magazine. “Well now, this is ver-r-r-y smooth,” Mary purred from the passenger seat. My wife has her own set of criteria when it comes to car reviews, developed over the thousand or so vehicles she’s driven or ridden in. One of them is what she calls “the Tim’s test”, judging the jiggle of the suspension by how much takeout coffee you might unfortunately wind up wearing. Not a problem in the 2011 Honda Pilot. She sipped contentedly and settled deeper into the seat. Now, there are sports cars that fail her spill test miserably and still make our list of favourite weekend getaway vehicles, just for their sheer exuberance, boundless energy and the adrenalized joy of corner-carving. But for relaxed, long haul cruising, when you want to ease serenely into travel and a tranquil state of mind, it’s that sense of smoothness that makes it seem like the passing kilometers are putting equal distance between you and the mundane cares of everyday life. The Honda Pilot was built to be smooth, founded on the carlike construction of a unibody layout with a chassis that shares elements with the upscale Acura MDX SUV, Honda Accord and Honda Odyssey minivan. The Pilot was one of the early innovators in the crossover SUV segment, stressing interior room in a midsize package and a mix of on-road civility with off-road toughness that offers standard three-row eight-passenger seating with plenty of power and reasonable fuel efﬁciency levels when compared to conventionally designed SUV’s. Now in its second generation, this latest Pilot was originally unveiled for the 2009 model year. Unlike crossover competitors who have evolved away from their SUV starting points, the Pilot has reversed the trend, moving towards a more macho image. Its truck-like exterior has been bolstered with blockier fender styling, a more upright grille and stronger exterior lines. Inside, however, the emphasis is on interior reﬁnement and increased content, tweaked by small packaging adjustments as the model lineup carried over for the past two years. For 2011, the only modiﬁcations are ambient console lighting and the new White Diamond Pearl exterior paint covering my test model. We might expect a few further changes next year with a probable major revision slated for either 2013 or 2014. The Pilot is powered by an advanced 3.5-litre 24-valve V6 with "intelligent" Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC) technology. The motor makes 250 hp at 5700 rpm and 253 lb/ft of torque at 4800 rpm. Much of that torque
pulses in at a relatively low rpm level, pulling the Pilot and its load up to speed satisfactorily. The engine responds with a surprisingly sporty snarl from under the hood and out of the exhaust. Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) allows the V6 to pull with all six cylinders or the engine can run in four- or three-cylinder modes for fuel efﬁciency under light cruising conditions. Fuel economy is ofﬁcially rated at 13.1/9.1L/100km (city/hwy). My numbers usually come closer to the city ratings, with my personal fuel averages working out to 13.3L/100 km. The Pilot matches engine power to a standard ﬁve-speed automatic transmission. Shifting seems seamless but I’m pretty sure this tranny will be one of the focus points of the next revision, probably with an upgrade to at least a six-speed or CVT version. The model lineup starts with an economical front-wheel drive LX version that starts at $34,820. All other trim levels use the VTM-4 automatic four-wheeldrive system. The VTM-4 offers a push button-activated "lock mode", available for low speed maneuvering in ﬁrst or second gears and designed to provide maximum power transfer to the rear wheels for low traction or stuck conditions. At the top of the trim level ladder our full-blown Touring model lists for almost $14K more than the starter LX. As you can imagine, the Pilot Touring is the culmination of all the trim levels below it, loaded with every conceivable add-on available, from the HandsFreeLink-Bluetooth wireless telephone interface to satellite navigation, DVD rear entertainment and a 10-speaker 512-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA Premium audio system, to name just a few of the extra goodies. “It’s a bit busy, isn’t it?” Mary said, waving her hand at the dashboard and, indeed, with about ﬁfty-plus buttons and rockers on the instrument panel, dash and doors, there’s no shortage of redundant switching choices for those who don’t like the current trend of central controllers. Even Honda’s Klingon-styled steering wheel mounted a dozen or so buttons to control the cruise, calling, audio and vehicle info display. But, what the heck. Why not feel like a pilot in a Pilot? “I like it,” I said. There are lots of handy storage spots in the Pilot. All the controls are easily understood and ergonomically laid out. The console in my Touring model included a USB plug-in, a 12V outlet and a handy 115V AC power source. The front row is roomy enough for the driver and passenger. Rear passengers can access the 60/40 split second row bench seat through wide rear doors or even clamber into the threeacross third row bench in a pinch. There’s 510 litres (18.0 cu/ft) of cargo space behind the third row, about the equivalent of a large sedan’s trunk space, with
The 2011 Honda Pilot in this year’s new White Diamond Pearl and in top-of-the-line Touring trim, blending the Pilot’s burly all-weather abilities with a list of luxuries and technologies to rival Honda’s premium Acura entries.
The Pilot Touring model (shown) comes complete with a small shifter sprouting from the dash and a vast array of buttons, rockers and controls spread across the instrument panel.
a nicely hidden extra 79 litres (2.8 cu/ft) tucked under the cargo ﬂoor. For maximum cargo space, the second and third rows fold ﬂat to create a four-foot wide cargo area with an ample 2464 litres (87.0 cu/ft) of space. And to get at that space, the tailgate features a lift-up glass hatch or the fully opening door that’s operated electrically in the Touring model. The sum total of this packaging in an innovative midsize crossover lineup that stretches from entry point pricing to the Touring’s as-tested luxury levels within range of Honda’s premium Acura entries. Loaded with technology and all the options anyone could want. Very nice! I was about to ask my wife Mary if she agreed, but her eyes had closed. So I just kept quiet, enjoyed the ride and sailed on.
HONDA PILOT TOURING 2011 AT A GLANCE BODY STYLE: ﬁve door, eight-passenger midsize crossover SUV. DRIVE METHOD: front engine, all-wheel drive. ENGINE: 3.5-litre SOHC V6 (250 hp, 253 lb/ ft of torque) with ﬁve-speed automatic transmission. FUEL ECONOMY: 13.1/9.1L/100km (city/hwy) PRICE: $48,420 (fully-loaded Touring model) WEB SITE: www.honda.ca
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